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Title: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 30, 2008, 03:26:02 PM
After a busy week of such sad news, I was gonna ask who was in charge of creating
celeb obit threads, and it occurred to me that we could probably do just as well with
one thread and update it, no?

That said, in the Shadowbox Dead Pool, who had...?:

-Sydney Pollack (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001628/), Academy-Award winning filmmaker (and actor...)

-Harvey Korman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0466327/), damn funny actor

-Alexander Courage (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006021/), who wrote the theme music to the original Star Trek TV show, and a lot of stuff you'd
  never have guessed he had a part in...
-and Joseph Pevney (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0678928/), who directed (among other things) several episodes of the same series, including "City
  on the Edge of Forever", guest-starring Joan Collins, and the classic "The Trouble With Tribbles".
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tonic pancake. on May 30, 2008, 03:53:45 PM
i had no idea sydney pollack died!  i always liked him.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 30, 2008, 04:24:10 PM
I also neglected to mention the passing of Dick Martin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552189/)...

He peaked a bit before most Shadowboxers' time, but he was pretty funny...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on May 30, 2008, 08:38:11 PM
Condolences too for friends and family of artist Beryl Cook who died on Wednesday, known for her trademark saucy paintings of larger-than-life buxom women.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art-and-architecture/news/beryl-cook-painter-of-pub-life-dies-aged-81-835849.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art-and-architecture/news/beryl-cook-painter-of-pub-life-dies-aged-81-835849.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 30, 2008, 10:10:11 PM
Sounds like my kind of person...  liked to see people having fun dancing and whatnot,
but didn't feel comfortable joining in.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SisterDesire on May 30, 2008, 10:22:02 PM
I am so upset over it.  I LOVED The Carol Burnett Show!  It was my favorite as a kid... I used to carry a mop all around my house pretending to be her.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 01, 2008, 08:16:41 PM
Au revoir, Yves Saint Laurent.  :'(

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on June 01, 2008, 11:37:54 PM
What did YSL die of? 71 isn't that old.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 02, 2008, 12:19:19 PM
RIP, Bo Diddley  :'(

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 02, 2008, 03:04:28 PM
RIP, Bo Diddley  :'(

jdfu!
Admittedly, not someone I listened to very often, but he had style.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kovacs on June 02, 2008, 03:19:21 PM
RIP, Bo Diddley  :'(

jdfu!
Admittedly, not someone I listened to very often, but he had style.

I thought the same thing (the not listened to), until I read the article about his life. It turns out I've been listening to his influence and style nearly my whole life. He invented a beat for gawds sake.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 02, 2008, 03:47:51 PM
RIP, Bo Diddley  :'(

jdfu!
Admittedly, not someone I listened to very often, but he had style.
I thought the same thing (the not listened to), until I read the article about his life. It turns out I've been listening to his influence and style nearly my whole life. He invented a beat for gawds sake.
That's pretty much what I meant.  I don't own any Bo Diddley recordings, but you can't really
get away from Bo Diddley, even if you don't realize it.  (And once in a while, the pure source
stuff is fun...)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on June 02, 2008, 03:55:43 PM
*pokes avatar* I miss Joe Strummer... he's like 6 years dead, but still.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Emaline on June 08, 2008, 10:21:09 AM
I was gonna mention Yves Saint-Laurent as well.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 08, 2008, 02:17:15 PM
I was gonna mention Yves Saint-Laurent as well.

Looks like you did. ;)

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Emaline on June 09, 2008, 10:47:25 AM
I was gonna mention Yves Saint-Laurent as well.

Looks like you did. ;)

jdfu!

har har.

No one's mentioned Heath Ledger!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: dangerpants on June 09, 2008, 10:50:51 AM
No one's mentioned Heath Ledger!

Well, see, he had his own thread, and it went pretty poorly. Seems that when you don't care about a celebrity's death, that automatically makes you a condescending elitist.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 09, 2008, 02:24:19 PM
No one's mentioned Heath Ledger!
Well, see, he had his own thread, and it went pretty poorly. Seems that when you don't care about a celebrity's death, that automatically makes you a condescending elitist.
His passing predated this thread.  I figured if we had a thread, we could at least get a mention
for people who probably wouldn't rate a whole thread of their own.  I hope when I die I get my
name dropped on boards I never would have visited; is that too much to ask?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Emaline on June 10, 2008, 10:52:28 AM
No one's mentioned Heath Ledger!
Well, see, he had his own thread, and it went pretty poorly. Seems that when you don't care about a celebrity's death, that automatically makes you a condescending elitist.
His passing predated this thread.  I figured if we had a thread, we could at least get a mention
for people who probably wouldn't rate a whole thread of their own.  I hope when I die I get my
name dropped on boards I never would have visited; is that too much to ask?

Regardless, he was a fucking good actor and it sucks that his daughter has to grow up without him. And for those on the 'Box who didn't care about his death- I'd be surprised if that majority DIDN'T see The Dark Knight.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: dangerpants on June 10, 2008, 11:00:28 AM
Regardless, he was a fucking good actor and it sucks that his daughter has to grow up without him. And for those on the 'Box who didn't care about his death- I'd be surprised if that majority DIDN'T see The Dark Knight.

One of my crushes is in that movie. I have to watch it. He's preeeetty.
Besides, seeing a movie doesn't require admiration and care for the people involved. I saw Iron Man, I don't remember anybody's name that was in it, and I liked it. Please don't state that like it's a cause-and-effect.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 11, 2008, 02:09:11 PM
I saw Iron Man, I don't remember anybody's name that was in it, and I liked it....
Dude! 

It had Jeff Bridges!  The Dude!

Now stop derailing my dead people thread.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on June 14, 2008, 02:20:08 PM
NBC TV political journalist Tim Russert, the anchor of Meet the Press yesterday.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 14, 2008, 04:23:25 PM
NBC TV political journalist Tim Russert, the anchor of Meet the Press yesterday.
music box was kind enough to create a thread (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=4264.0) just for Tim R.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on June 14, 2008, 05:31:47 PM
NBC TV political journalist Tim Russert, the anchor of Meet the Press yesterday.
music box was kind enough to create a thread (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=4264.0) just for Tim R.
oh man I'm so blind (with all these forums it's making it worse)

Still, paying respects in this collective thread is still cool, right?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Johnny on June 14, 2008, 05:56:34 PM
lennon, john
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on June 14, 2008, 11:54:35 PM
Of course, Elliott Smith.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 15, 2008, 02:53:19 PM
It is true that both of these fine gentlemen, among a host of others, remain deceased.
What I had envisioned, given the spatial restraints of this medium in the context of the
sizeable number of celebrities who are, in fact, dead, is a place to bring such unfortunate
events to the community consciousness as they are news, rather than retrospectively.

Otherwise, we shall doubtless be overrun by dead celebrities in a way that would suggest
a low-budget "Matinee Of The Living Dead"...

Perhaps someone could start a "Celebrities Who Didn't Rise From The Grave Today" thread...
:sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5: :sleepy5:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 19, 2008, 08:22:46 PM
Cyd Charisse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YWBOfsXsDA) left us at age 86...
(She's the one in the green dress, duh.)

YouTube does her no justice.  If you wanna see hotness, rent one of her films.
You won't regret it.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 21, 2008, 01:36:07 PM
I've been thinking about this thread as for those who have died recently. Not those that have died awhile ago.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 21, 2008, 11:14:12 PM
I've been thinking about this thread as for those who have died recently. Not those that have died awhile ago.
Indeed... 

If you're referring Cyd C., she died last week.
(She stopped being quite so amazingly hot a while before that, but that's not the point.)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Edric. on June 23, 2008, 01:41:00 AM
RIP George Carlin :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 23, 2008, 02:07:57 AM
RIP George Carlin :(

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 23, 2008, 10:38:14 AM
RIP George Carlin :(
Well shit....






also piss, cunt, fuck, cocksucker, motherfucker....
...and my favorite of the lot, which one can now say on television, tits.



(Come to think of it, you can say a couple of those on tv now without raising much of
a fuss.  Yay George!)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 23, 2008, 12:06:19 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 23, 2008, 01:13:24 PM
RIP Rufus
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tonic pancake. on June 23, 2008, 01:52:30 PM
i'll miss you mr. conductor!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 23, 2008, 04:18:27 PM
RIP George Carlin :(

 :'(

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on June 25, 2008, 07:25:19 PM
George Carlin was my hero.  His reputation was built as an irreverant maverick and, of course, the seven words you can never say on television,  He was a keen observer of human behavior in all its hypocrisy and oddities, but at the core he was a linguist of the highest order.  One can't think of euphemisms or oxymorons or the strange beauty of language without thinking of George Carlin. 

I think I'll go cry now.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: mangosta on June 28, 2008, 01:31:30 PM
I can honestly say I've been depressed since I found out George Carlin died.

:[
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Edric. on June 28, 2008, 01:45:00 PM
I can honestly say I've been depressed since I found out George Carlin died.

:[
ditto :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on July 04, 2008, 01:26:43 AM
Hmmm...  a bad stretch for the people who made ya laugh...
Bozo the Clown, or rather Larry Harmon, they guy who really put the Bozo character on the map, died yesterday

We also lost the guy who designed Big Bird, Kermit Love...

I guess, with George carlin, that's the obligatory "three"...  since we all know celebrity deaths come in threes.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on July 04, 2008, 11:36:26 AM
Jesse Helms, rest in pe...fuck that - burn in hell with Lester Maddox, Strom Thurmond and every other racist piece of shit.

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on July 04, 2008, 12:01:01 PM
Jesse Helms, rest in pe...fuck that - burn in hell with Lester Maddox, Strom Thurmond and every other racist piece of shit.

jdfu!
He's dead now....  and I think you do a disservice to Thurmond, who never formally renounced racism, but seems to have
had, in fact, a change of heart late in life. [feel free to insert pacemaker joke here]  Maddox I don't know as well, but also
seems not to have been the hardcore hater that Helms was, and seems to have remained until yesterday.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on July 11, 2008, 05:45:31 PM
Hurray, a slow week in the dead-people thread.....


Jazz Drummer Bobby Durham Dies at 71... (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=20371)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Deborah on July 23, 2008, 11:45:15 AM

Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV’s “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 84.

~ http://rellavent.blogspot.com/2008/07/man-sophia-died.html
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: armyoflarry on July 23, 2008, 02:37:55 PM
I'm still bummed about Carlin, and now Estelle?

The good ones are leaving in droves this year.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: fishbulb on August 09, 2008, 01:56:29 AM
RIP mr. Andrea Pininfarina, designer of beauty. It seems sort of fitting that he died while driving a Vespa.

He designed:

(http://news.hspn.com/content_images/2006/old/pinifer612K1.jpg)

and many other beautiful things including our high speed train that we will get next year.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on August 09, 2008, 02:09:42 AM
I'm still bummed about Carlin, and now Estelle?

The good ones are leaving in droves this year.

Weird thing is, two days or so after my local newspaper printed a story about Estelle after she died, they also printed her name in the "celebrity birthdays" that they print daily. Someone did not re-edit it!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on August 09, 2008, 03:47:31 AM
Tasman Blizzard aka Tas Meanie, guitarist from The Meanies (absolutely rad Australian punk band from the 90's) died in a car accident this week. I am still in shock, I saw this band for the first time when I was 13 and must have seen them at least 100 times after that. Tas was one awesome dude.

(http://g8.undercoverhd.com/imgsresized/article/080809tasmanblizzardmeanies.jpg)


Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on August 09, 2008, 10:49:35 AM
Can't claim to be a fan at all, but I'll break this one

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/09/obit.bernie.mac.ap/index.html

Bernie Mac
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rob on August 09, 2008, 11:21:31 AM
Bernie Mac died this morning due to complications of Pneumonia  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 09, 2008, 12:37:26 PM
Indeed...

Age 50, wtf?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Beth on August 09, 2008, 03:35:53 PM
I just read about that on imdb.  :'(
rip Bernie Mac
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on August 09, 2008, 03:36:54 PM
isn't it sort of weird how quickly IMDB updates with deaths?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on August 10, 2008, 03:02:23 PM
RIP mr. Andrea Pininfarina, designer of beauty.

 :'( :'( :'(

A true master. The world is a poorer place w/o him.

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on August 10, 2008, 04:14:41 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

RIP Isaac Hayes

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

jdfu!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on August 10, 2008, 04:24:41 PM
I just saw on CNN.... WTF?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 10, 2008, 08:23:21 PM
They say that cat Isaac was a baaaaad mutha-....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: 85283-071 on August 10, 2008, 08:38:22 PM
RIP mr. Andrea Pininfarina, designer of beauty.

 :'( :'( :'(

A true master. The world is a poorer place w/o him.

jdfu!

Mmm.

(http://www.automoblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/Ferrari_P3-4.jpg)

I have been an admirer of Mr. Pininfarina for twenty-five years.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 11, 2008, 06:06:35 PM
Hmmmm...  I smell a conspiracy.
Apparently Bernie Mac and Isaac Hates both appear in the motion picture Soul Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1111948/),
scheduled for release this fall.  I don't know if Samuel L. Jackson is a conspirator or
the next victim, but we all know THE MAN is really behind this...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 12, 2008, 02:30:05 AM
Samuel L jackson had a narrow escape and has a fractured ankle......... suspicious
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2008, 11:30:55 AM
Samuel L jackson had a narrow escape and has a fractured ankle......... suspicious
...then again, maybe this should be in the Supernatural Encounters thread...  Perhaps "Soul
Men" is the African-American answer to MacBeth The Scottish Play... [creepy music]
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 12, 2008, 06:42:07 PM
watch....................http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7InTU4gA6U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7InTU4gA6U)
The scottish play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2008, 06:46:19 PM
watch....................http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7InTU4gA6U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7InTU4gA6U)
The scottish play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Huh...  I thought I'd seen all the Blackadders, but I don't know that one.  What's the setting?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 12, 2008, 06:54:42 PM
Blackadder III .......... episode " Sense and Senility"  Blackadder hires a couple of actors to improve the prince regent's popularity after an anarchist bombing at the theatre
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2008, 07:00:06 PM
Blackadder III .......... episode " Sense and Senility"  Blackadder hires a couple of actors to improve the prince regent's popularity after an anarchist bombing at the theatre
Actually I meant the whole series, but IMDB has been kind enough to provide the details.
I wonder how I missed a whole series of Blackadder....   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 12, 2008, 07:48:02 PM
Perhaps you were mislaid?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on September 06, 2008, 06:03:18 PM
Don LaFontaine....   

Who?  You might ask...  Well, the only time you've probably seen his face was in that GEICO commercial,
but he's been the voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QPMvj_xejg&feature=related) of pretty much every movie trailer ever.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: mag on September 10, 2008, 05:01:06 PM
Don LaFontaine....   

Who?  You might ask...  Well, the only time you've probably seen his face was in that GEICO commercial,
but he's been the voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QPMvj_xejg&feature=related) of pretty much every movie trailer ever.


in a world where people stop breathing, one man lies six feet beneth the earth.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on September 14, 2008, 12:06:12 AM
Uh oh....

It's another guy you've never seen, and whose name a lot of you won't know, but whose work
99.4% of you know well...

Bill Melendez (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006837/), who brought Charles Schultz's static visions to the moving-picture format has left this world at age 91...
He did all right in Hollywood for a kid from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: armyoflarry on September 15, 2008, 03:26:48 PM
Rick Wright of Pink Floyd.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Jamiemm on September 27, 2008, 11:31:22 AM
Paul Newman
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on September 27, 2008, 11:33:48 AM
Paul Newman
Wow, first I heard of it :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on September 27, 2008, 02:10:48 PM
Paul Newman
Wow, first I heard of it :(

Me too! No way - I shall watch Butch Cassidy tonight and mourn for him.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 28, 2008, 06:31:50 AM
Paul Newman
Wow, first I heard of it :(

Me too! No way - I shall watch Butch Cassidy tonight and mourn for him.

Weird.

I talked to my mum yesterday and, out of the blue, she wondered aloud "I wonder how Paul Newman's doing?"

She never wonders or talks about celebrities.

Bit eerie. He probably died right around the time she asked the question an' all. :o

I just told her he died. Just a minute ago. She's sad. She said "He was a good man." Apparently the "best Christmas she ever had" was before she was married at a party at which everyone sat around and watched 'Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid'. She remembers it really fondly. She said when she and her date arrived the film was just starting on TV and gradually, as other people arrived, folks all sat down with wine and stuff and watched the movie.. and by the time it was over everyone had had a few drinks and there was a full house and then the party started.

Good movie too. My mum isn't really into movies. But she likes that one.

Anyway. R.I.P. Mr Newman.

So long and thanks for all the mayo.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on September 28, 2008, 11:06:26 AM
My favourite lemonade was made by him. :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Musings on October 01, 2008, 03:11:52 PM
Great tribute to Paul Newman in Maureen Dowd's column (which is usually full of biting words for politicians): Cool Hand Paul (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/01/opinion/01dowd.html).
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 12, 2008, 01:24:27 AM
As discussed at greater length in a different thread (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=6321.0), Bettie Page, groundbreaking hottie, has died at age 85.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on December 12, 2008, 04:00:07 AM
As discussed at greater length in a different thread (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=6321.0), Bettie Page, groundbreaking hottie, has died at age 85.


I was so sad!


AND Oliver Postgate died the other day. If you don't know who he was, you had a sad and deprived childhood.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 12, 2008, 09:26:49 AM
As discussed at greater length in a different thread (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=6321.0), Bettie Page, groundbreaking hottie, has died at age 85.


Then I have a sad and deprive childhood. Enlighten me.

I was so sad!


AND Oliver Postgate died the other day. If you don't know who he was, you had a sad and deprived childhood.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 12, 2008, 11:09:25 AM

AND Oliver Postgate died the other day. If you don't know who he was, you had a sad and deprived childhood.

I think a little piece of every Brit's childhood died that day.

RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on December 12, 2008, 02:21:32 PM

AND Oliver Postgate died the other day. If you don't know who he was, you had a sad and deprived childhood.

I think a little piece of every Brit's childhood died that day.

RIP

I actually cried. It was horrible. Then I went home and watched Noggin the Nog.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on December 13, 2008, 10:56:27 AM
Bettie Page
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 18, 2008, 12:31:51 PM
Slingin' Sammy Baugh, dead at 94. 


(If you don't know who that is, ask Nyyorkskyyikwawks'k...)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on December 19, 2008, 09:34:17 AM
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

February 23, 1932 – December 18, 2008

First lady of Star Trek.

RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on December 19, 2008, 01:42:24 PM
NORA FUCKING BATTY! WTF???
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 26, 2008, 12:48:22 AM
Eartha Kitt.

RIP Catwoman.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on December 26, 2008, 02:08:20 AM
Harold Pinter
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on December 26, 2008, 05:18:14 PM
I still can't get over Heath Ledger death. he was so young! When I was watching the Dark Knight, I felt kinda sad and I keep thinking, "Wow, this is his last movie. He was so talented!"
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: caddy on December 26, 2008, 05:20:38 PM
I still can't get over Heath Ledger death. he was so young! When I was watching the Dark Knight, I felt kinda sad and I keep thinking, "Wow, this is his last movie. He was so talented!"

 :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on December 26, 2008, 05:22:50 PM
I still can't get over Heath Ledger death. he was so young! When I was watching the Dark Knight, I felt kinda sad and I keep thinking, "Wow, this is his last movie. He was so talented!"

 :uglystupid2:
What? He was talented and he was only 28!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 06, 2009, 01:30:13 PM
Ron fucking Asheton.

 :sad5:

can't believe it...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 14, 2009, 08:31:46 PM
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)

&

Ricardo Montalban (Khaaaaaaaan!!)

RIP to both.  :'(

a sad day for cult televsion.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 15, 2009, 01:03:03 AM
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)

&

Ricardo Montalban (Khaaaaaaaan!!)

RIP to both.  :'(

a sad day for cult televsion.
I missed Mr. Montalban's passing...  Very sad.


Do ya suppose I can still get Rich Corinthian leather, or is that just a Fantasy?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 15, 2009, 09:46:14 PM
Bettie Page
REALLY?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rob on January 16, 2009, 09:47:17 AM
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)

&

Ricardo Montalban (Khaaaaaaaan!!)

RIP to both.  :'(

a sad day for cult televsion.
I missed Mr. Montalban's passing...  Very sad.


Do ya suppose I can still get Rich Corinthian leather, or is that just a Fantasy?

Do you really think these kids know what you're talking about?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: armyoflarry on January 16, 2009, 11:05:05 AM
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)

&

Ricardo Montalban (Khaaaaaaaan!!)

RIP to both.  :'(

a sad day for cult televsion.
I missed Mr. Montalban's passing...  Very sad.


Do ya suppose I can still get Rich Corinthian leather, or is that just a Fantasy?

Do you really think these kids know what you're talking about?

I know it, but I am one of the old ones. Get off my lawn.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Nala on January 18, 2009, 09:27:38 AM
Tony Hart - aged 83

:'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Molotovna on January 18, 2009, 10:54:30 AM
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)

&

Ricardo Montalban (Khaaaaaaaan!!)

RIP to both.  :'(

a sad day for cult televsion.
I missed Mr. Montalban's passing...  Very sad.


Do ya suppose I can still get Rich Corinthian leather, or is that just a Fantasy?

Do you really think these kids know what you're talking about?

I do.

But only because one of the fellows I work with made a joke about his coffin being made of rich Corinthian leather, and then explained it to me afterward.

 :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Purtlepootle on January 18, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
Tony Hart - aged 83

:'(

Am heartbroken!

Poor Morph...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 18, 2009, 03:43:51 PM
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)

&

Ricardo Montalban (Khaaaaaaaan!!)

RIP to both.  :'(

a sad day for cult televsion.
I missed Mr. Montalban's passing...  Very sad.


Do ya suppose I can still get Rich Corinthian leather, or is that just a Fantasy?

Do you really think these kids know what you're talking about?

I do.

But only because one of the fellows I work with made a joke about his coffin being made of rich Corinthian leather, and then explained it to me afterward.

 :uglystupid2:

I got it.

I have no excuse. I got the reference because I'm a BFD (big fucking dork).

I even know that it's a misquote. He never said "rich" (or "fine") Corinthian leather in the ads. He said "soft" Corinthian leather. (It's one of those famous misquotes like "play it again, Sam"). Also, the "Corinthian" leather was actually made in Newark.

And.. the "fantasy" CeeGBee alluded to was because (in addition to being Khaaaaaaaan(!!)) Ricardo Montalban was also Mr Roarke in Fantasy Island.

Sadly (and this is where I reveal the true extent of my dorkdom) I also suspect that your co-worker (Molotovna) probably stole that joke about Montalban's coffin being lined in rich corinthian leather from LeVar Burton (Geordi from Star Trek TNG) who made the exact same comment on his Twitter when he heard that Montalban had died.

I have no excuse for knowing any of this shit. I wasn't born when Star Trek or Fantasy Island where on TV. I shouldn't know any of this. I'm almost too young for the Star Trek movies and The Next Generation, for crying out loud...

*dorks self to death*
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on February 01, 2009, 07:04:22 PM
John Martyn, 29th January 2009

http://uk.youtube.com/watch/v/kPb1OX8bbeY
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 04, 2009, 02:16:37 AM
I really really Miss Keith Moon, and John Bonham. Two of my favorite Drummers. Makes me sad everytime I think about it.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Jay_138 on February 04, 2009, 02:40:47 AM
Pat Hingle died sometime in 2008....for the people who grew up watching the tim burton batman movies Pat Hingle played Comissioner Gordon in those. he will be missed i always liked him as an actor...suprisingly Gould who played Alfred in the burton/schumacker batman movies is still alive...i believe he is 94 now.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on February 04, 2009, 11:58:45 AM
RIP Buddy Holly...  50 years ago yesterday.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 05, 2009, 04:55:51 AM
RIP Lux Interior.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Molotovna on February 05, 2009, 11:49:47 AM
Sadly (and this is where I reveal the true extent of my dorkdom) I also suspect that your co-worker (Molotovna) probably stole that joke about Montalban's coffin being lined in rich corinthian leather from LeVar Burton (Geordi from Star Trek TNG) who made the exact same comment on his Twitter when he heard that Montalban had died.

He did, and he actually said it to me too, but I didn't think it necessary to include on here. Oh, well.


RIP Lux Interior.  :'(

I KNOW!

I almost died too when I found out at work last night.

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on February 05, 2009, 11:53:34 AM
RIP Lux Interior.  :'(

I KNOW!!

I almost died too when I found out at work last night.

 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Mr. Interior's passing has also been marked with a thread in SOC/Current Events (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=7264.msg178218#new).
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 19, 2009, 12:45:32 PM
Natasha Richardson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001670/), actress and wife of actor Liam Neeson, has died from injuries
incurred in a seemingly minor fall during a skiing lesson.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on April 25, 2009, 04:10:32 PM
Bea Arthur :(

Quote
According to a family spokesman, Arthur died early on the morning of April 25, 2009 apparently due to complications brought on by cancer.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Strange_Jane on April 25, 2009, 05:19:46 PM
Bea Arthur :(

Quote
According to a family spokesman, Arthur died early on the morning of April 25, 2009 apparently due to complications brought on by cancer.

I just read about...golden girls was a huge staple as a young child
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on April 25, 2009, 05:47:08 PM
I wonder if she left naked pictures to the public, through her will.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: MeAndMyCharms on April 26, 2009, 09:47:33 PM
Bea Arthur has been the saddest celebrity death in a while for me. I loved that woman! I have all my Golden Girls dvds, and we would always watch them while hungover/having a sick day from work. I'm not ready for her to be dead yet.

Come back Bea!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Strange_Jane on April 26, 2009, 10:20:14 PM
Natasha Richardson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001670/), actress and wife of actor Liam Neeson, has died from injuries
incurred in a seemingly minor fall during a skiing lesson.



I was really upset about this...she's in one of my fave movies...Ever seen BLOW DRY??
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 05, 2009, 08:19:41 PM
Natasha Richardson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001670/), actress and wife of actor Liam Neeson, has died from injuries
incurred in a seemingly minor fall during a skiing lesson.



I was really upset about this...she's in one of my fave movies...Ever seen BLOW DRY??

I have. Alan Rickman. Oooh yes.

It's very sad about Natasha Richardson.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 05, 2009, 08:24:07 PM
Ekaterina Maximova, one of the greatest Russian ballerinas of the 20th century, died suddenly (and unexpectedly) a few days ago, aged 70. She is survived by her husband and dance partner, Vladimir Vasiliev, and her 91 year old mother.

(http://www.ballerinagallery.com/pic/maxim01.jpg)

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 05, 2009, 08:26:26 PM
Marilyn French, noted feminist and author of 'The Women's Room', died from heart failure aged 79 on May 2nd in NYC.

RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on May 05, 2009, 09:14:17 PM
Dom DeLuise
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/05/obit.deluise/index.html
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on May 06, 2009, 05:15:31 AM
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed 2nd May 2009.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/06/augusto-boal-obituary (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/06/augusto-boal-obituary)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 06, 2009, 05:26:16 AM
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed 2nd May 2009.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/06/augusto-boal-obituary (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/06/augusto-boal-obituary)

I confess, I honestly thought he died decades ago. Oops. RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 14, 2009, 09:14:16 PM
Bud Tingwell - Australian actor and all round nice dude died today aged 86

RIP Bud
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 15, 2009, 12:21:18 PM
Bud Tingwell - Australian actor and all round nice dude died today aged 86

RIP Bud
Proper name - Charles...
Daughter's name - Virginia
Flew Spitfires and Mosquitos in WW2... 

What more could a person want?  Oh, he was entertaining too?  Cool....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 04, 2009, 10:12:50 AM
David Carradine - star of Kung Fu and Kill Bill was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room.

He was 72.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 04, 2009, 10:49:58 AM
He's not really dead...  He faked it so his enemies will never suspect he's onto them
until it's too late.    :evil7:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on June 05, 2009, 01:47:52 AM
David Carradine - star of Kung Fu and Kill Bill was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room.

He was 72.

Goodnight Grasshopper.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 05, 2009, 10:40:29 PM
Bill Killed
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 22, 2009, 09:39:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ujhdf9_IO4w

No more Kodachrome (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/shoptalk-3/)....   

My condolences to all you film-shooting shutterbugs....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 25, 2009, 03:43:41 PM
Recently left this screen, Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett...

Did someone have either of them in the pool?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on June 25, 2009, 03:47:30 PM
sad... farrah fawcett had finally accepted to marry o'neil...but she died before they could get married...  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: BATTEREDxBRIDExLUVR! on June 25, 2009, 05:51:14 PM
michael jackson died? i just saw it on the news
Title: Ticket for london
Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on June 25, 2009, 06:11:04 PM
Yep watching now,  RIP michael. Not confirmed by hospital yet
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Strange_Jane on June 25, 2009, 06:33:06 PM
no one expected Michael Jackson...he was supposed to survive the Apocalypse with Cher and roaches
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 25, 2009, 07:02:26 PM
no one expected Michael Jackson...he was supposed to survive the Apocalypse with Cher and roaches
Well, with all the plastic parts, he'll probably still be in the landfill when they find a cure....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on June 25, 2009, 07:34:34 PM
no one expected Michael Jackson...he was supposed to survive the Apocalypse with Cher and roaches
Well, with all the plastic parts, he'll probably still be in the landfill when they find a cure....

:O CHARLIE!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: caddy on June 26, 2009, 02:27:44 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UlcHUmDVrNE/SblsUwGxZTI/AAAAAAAAAR8/n18BwPgvLZc/s400/michael_jackson.jpg)


Goodnight, sweet prince.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on June 26, 2009, 06:21:17 AM
no one expected Michael Jackson...he was supposed to survive the Apocalypse with Cher and roaches
Well, with all the plastic parts, he'll probably still be in the landfill when they find a cure....

Here's a question, Let's say a woman with breast impants dies.
Once her body fully decays are we just left with two pieces of silicon, or does that erode faster than the human body?
Does it erode at all?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 26, 2009, 06:43:44 AM
Nope they stay there after the body rots.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 26, 2009, 12:42:28 PM
Nope they stay there long after the body rots.
Fixed....

Also, they have traceable serial numbers.  In one of the rare elements of realism left in shows
like CSI, it really is sometimes possible to identify a badly decomposed corpse by tracing her
silicone implants....    Yech....
Title: Re: Ticket for london
Post by: Indja on June 26, 2009, 04:08:10 PM
Yep watching now,  RIP michael. Not confirmed by hospital yet

Rest in peace?? He was a psycho paedophile! Just cos he's dead doesn't change that.
Title: Re: Ticket for london
Post by: slyvia k on June 26, 2009, 04:24:57 PM
Yep watching now,  RIP michael. Not confirmed by hospital yet

Rest in peace?? He was a psycho paedophile! Just cos he's dead doesn't change that.
that's bullshit. he obviously had mental issues, but he was friends with kids because he actually thought he was one of them and slept with them just like kids do. he was naive enough to say it to everyone on the infamous bashir internview... and he was proclaimed innocent after the trial.
so psycho yeah, but i can't stand people saying michael was a peadophile... was jesus a pedo because he liked having kids around??
Title: Re: Ticket for london
Post by: Indja on June 26, 2009, 04:29:30 PM
Yep watching now,  RIP michael. Not confirmed by hospital yet

Rest in peace?? He was a psycho paedophile! Just cos he's dead doesn't change that.
that's bullshit. he obviously had mental issues, but he was friends with kids because he actually thought he was one of them and slept with them just like kids do. he was naive enough to say it to everyone on the infamous bashir internview... and he was proclaimed innocent after the trial.
so psycho yeah, but i can't stand people saying michael was a peadophile... was jesus a pedo because he liked having kids around??

I have no fucking idea whether Jesus was a paedo or not - he could well have been. Jacko was a creep, end of.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on June 28, 2009, 01:00:47 PM
OH GOD NO!!!

NOT BILLY MAYS!!!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on June 28, 2009, 01:21:12 PM
OH GOD NO!!!

NOT BILLY MAYS!!!
My friend jinxed it he said "Next thing you know BIlly Mays will die."
That mother fucker.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 28, 2009, 01:39:28 PM
Wow, I didn't see that coming....


Doubtless there will be jokes made, but really he seemed like a nice guy (who just happened to
be an expert pitchman for products of sometimes-dubious quality or utility).
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on June 30, 2009, 10:04:45 AM
Wow, I didn't see that coming....


Doubtless there will be jokes made, but really he seemed like a nice guy (who just happened to
be an expert pitchman for products of sometimes-dubious quality or utility).

I heard a joke along the Lines of Ed, Farrah, Michael, it always happens in threes but leave it to Billy Mays to through one in for free! ^-^
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 30, 2009, 11:37:44 AM
Wow, I didn't see that coming....


Doubtless there will be jokes made, but really he seemed like a nice guy (who just happened to
be an expert pitchman for products of sometimes-dubious quality or utility).

I heard a joke along the Lines of Ed, Farrah, Michael, it always happens in threes but leave it to Billy Mays to through one in for free! ^-^
That counts...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Fuzz138 on July 07, 2009, 12:41:19 PM
I believe Yuri Geller's account.  You should watch it.  MJ was not a peadophile -- he was a very misunderstood individual who had a shitty childhood and was trying to make up for it in his older years.

Yuri Geller on Sky News saying Michael had "spiritually penetrated" him.

Oh, Yuri, no. Wrong place, wrong time lol.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on July 17, 2009, 10:25:01 PM
This just in:

Legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite has died.
Pictures at 11.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 27, 2009, 08:39:48 PM
Choreographer Merce Cunningham dies at 90

U.S. choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham, credited by many with revolutionizing visual and performing arts, has died at age 90, his foundation and dance company said on Monday.

Cunningham, whose long-time partner was the late composer John Cage, died peacefully at home on Sunday of natural causes, the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company said in a statement on Monday.

"In his final years he became almost routinely hailed as the world's greatest choreographer," a New York Times obituary said. "His choreography showed that dance was principally about itself, not music, while often suggesting that it could also be about many other things as well."

Born in Centralia, Washington, Cunningham trained in dance and theatre at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and from 1939 to 1945 was a soloist dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company.

He formed the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 1953 and choreographed nearly 200 works for the company. Cunningham's work has also been performed by Ballet of the Paris Opera, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Boston Ballet.

"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive," Cunningham is quoted on his website www.merce.org.

Among the honours and awards given to Cunningham were the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, the National Medal of Arts, a Laurence Olivier Award in London and an Officer of the Legion of Honour in France.

He continued performing as a dancer into his 80s and has also worked in film and video, collaborating with filmmakers Charles Atlas and Elliot Caplan.

"With his partner John Cage, he opened up new ways of perceiving and experiencing the world, and his insatiable curiosity, collaborative spirit, and love of the new inspired countless artists across disciplines," his foundation and company said.

"Merce has left an indelible mark on our collective creativity and culture; his legacy will resonate in the dance world and beyond for generations to come," they said.

RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on July 27, 2009, 08:45:33 PM
I have a few exes who will be all  :'( :'( :'( when they hear that.

as they should be. a true giant has departed.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on August 06, 2009, 05:15:32 PM
John Hughes....yes THAT John Hughes, 80s movie king.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 06, 2009, 06:33:25 PM
John Hughes....yes THAT John Hughes, 80s movie king.
That kinda sucks...



In a totally unrelated passing, Harry Patch, the last British World War 1 combat veteran was
buried today.  He died July 25 at age 111. 

Radiohead thought it worth a song (even if the lyrics are incomprehensible)...
http://www.youtube.com/v/XY0E3PaNIi4
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on August 06, 2009, 06:34:08 PM
John Hughes....yes THAT John Hughes, 80s movie king.

I believe an 80's movie marathon is in order.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on August 06, 2009, 08:24:17 PM
John Hughes....yes THAT John Hughes, 80s movie king.

I believe an 80's movie marathon is in order.
I'm watching River's Edge
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: music box on August 07, 2009, 09:11:18 AM
i feel like watching sixteen candles now.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on August 07, 2009, 09:42:46 AM
John Hughes....yes THAT John Hughes, 80s movie king.

I believe an 80's movie marathon is in order.

Watching Ferris Bueller for the 45th time tonight  ish
fun. and no pie fucking needed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on August 07, 2009, 11:17:05 AM
Just read that Willy DeVille (also known from his band Mink DeVille) died last night, at the age of 58...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
John Hughes....yes THAT John Hughes, 80s movie king.

Quote from: Molly Ringwald in the NY Times

The Neverland Club

By MOLLY RINGWALD
Published: August 11, 2009

IN life,  there is always that special person who  shapes who you are, who
helps to  determine the  person you become. Very  often it’s a teacher, a
mentor of some kind. For me, that person was John Hughes. Along with the
rest of the world, I was stunned when I learned that he had died of a heart
attack last week at 59.

FULL OP-ED ARTICLE (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/opinion/12ringwald.html?th&emc=th)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: stallionbreaker on August 12, 2009, 01:59:54 PM
Also, this (http://wellknowwhenwegetthere.blogspot.com/2009/08/sincerely-john-hughes.html).
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2009, 02:20:10 PM
Also, this (http://wellknowwhenwegetthere.blogspot.com/2009/08/sincerely-john-hughes.html).
Well if you're gonna go there, I guess you oughta go HERE (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111665441) too.....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on August 26, 2009, 02:20:42 AM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 26, 2009, 01:30:06 PM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on August 27, 2009, 01:50:42 AM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Wednesday Friday on August 27, 2009, 10:41:11 AM
Dominick Dunne RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 27, 2009, 01:07:11 PM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on August 28, 2009, 12:35:26 AM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.


after, of course, he paid his debt to society for letting the girl die.  oh, wait.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 28, 2009, 01:17:34 AM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.


after, of course, he paid his debt to society for letting the girl die.  oh, wait.
50 years of community service...     :-\
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on August 28, 2009, 01:34:01 AM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.


after, of course, he paid his debt to society for letting the girl die.  oh, wait.
50 years of community service...     :-\

it's not 'sentenced to community service' if the community pays you.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 28, 2009, 05:16:55 PM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.


after, of course, he paid his debt to society for letting the girl die.  oh, wait.
50 years of community service...     :-\

it's not 'sentenced to community service' if the community pays you.
...and yet it is, when you compare his work and compensation to the [absence of] work that some
in the Senate do for the same salary, and/or what he could have made if he'd embarked on a path
of purely commercial enterprise.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on August 28, 2009, 07:18:31 PM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.


after, of course, he paid his debt to society for letting the girl die.  oh, wait.
50 years of community service...     :-\

it's not 'sentenced to community service' if the community pays you.
...and yet it is, when you compare his work and compensation to the [absence of] work that some
in the Senate do for the same salary, and/or what he could have made if he'd embarked on a path
of purely commercial enterprise.

essentially, i don't make comparisons like that, because i don't trust any of them (politicians, that is, including political dynasties).  i think that to be, or to want to be a politician is a sign of mental instability in the non-altruistic cases, and in the cases where someone really wants to do some good, they might as well become a fucking franciscan for all the good they will do the nation as a politician, provided they aren't completely corrupt anyway by the time they get into office. 



political debating, in which a nine-year-old could slaughter me anyway, aside....there is nothing more irritating to me than overlooking someone's wrongdoing just because they have money, power, or a name.  ten thousand good works don't erase one girl's life. a body of 'amazing' music doesn't mean a man isn't subject to the same laws as affect everyone, and make the people around that man responsible for stopping him possibly hurting others or himself.

in other words, what gets under my skin is the glaring double standard.  i'm sorry, but i just can't get around it.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Strange_Jane on August 28, 2009, 08:15:18 PM
I found out today that the drummer from Lit, Allen Shellenberger, died on the 14th ... I met Lit when they opened for Garbage...it's weird when it's a celeb that you actually met...

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-allen-shellenberger15-2009aug15,0,6837773.story
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 28, 2009, 10:47:49 PM
Edward "Ted" Kennedy - Statesman, Senator
February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009, aged 77 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Young Ted was kind of a waste, but he grew up. 

Senator Ted was OK.
Is "Young Ted" referring to the late Senator's son?
Young Ted referring to the guy who showed no interest in anything but enjoying his family's power
and connections, and the entitlements that went with them, who drove off a bridge and left a girl
to drown cuz he was too drunk and too chickenshit to call the police.

He could easily have gone from there to Billy Carter, Roger Clinton, or Neil Bush, but he acquired
a sense of purpose, got his shit in gear, and made some contributions with the rest of his life.


after, of course, he paid his debt to society for letting the girl die.  oh, wait.
50 years of community service...     :-\

it's not 'sentenced to community service' if the community pays you.
...and yet it is, when you compare his work and compensation to the [absence of] work that some
in the Senate do for the same salary, and/or what he could have made if he'd embarked on a path
of purely commercial enterprise.

essentially, i don't make comparisons like that, because i don't trust any of them (politicians, that is, including political dynasties).  i think that to be, or to want to be a politician is a sign of mental instability in the non-altruistic cases, and in the cases where someone really wants to do some good, they might as well become a fucking franciscan for all the good they will do the nation as a politician, provided they aren't completely corrupt anyway by the time they get into office. 



political debating, in which a nine-year-old could slaughter me anyway, aside....there is nothing more irritating to me than overlooking someone's wrongdoing just because they have money, power, or a name.  ten thousand good works don't erase one girl's life. a body of 'amazing' music doesn't mean a man isn't subject to the same laws as affect everyone, and make the people around that man responsible for stopping him possibly hurting others or himself.

in other words, what gets under my skin is the glaring double standard.  i'm sorry, but i just can't get around it.
Would the same period of time at hard labor in prison have brought her back?
Could he have done as much good from his cell?

...and to the other side...

If he hadn't made a foolish mistake one night in his youth, could he have been President?



[I assume you meant "amazing body of work"...?]
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on August 29, 2009, 01:09:00 AM
DJ AM - the guy who survived the plane crash with Blink 182's drummer found dead of a drug overdose. Now you would think that surviving a plane crash would give you a bit of an incentive to get your shit together but apparently not in this case.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: l i s a on August 29, 2009, 01:10:04 AM
Sadie Corre RIP :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on August 29, 2009, 11:30:20 AM

Would the same period of time at hard labor in prison have brought her back?
Could he have done as much good from his cell?

...and to the other side...

If he hadn't made a foolish mistake one night in his youth, could he have been President?



[I assume you meant "amazing body of work"...?]
[/quote]

obviously nothing would have brought her back.  no one has ever come back from the dead conclusively; i'm surprised you asked me that.  it doesn't matter whether he could have done as much good from his cell or not if he never saw the inside of one; there is no way to tell.  what matters (to me) is that any other human being in the world making the same trip with the same results would have, and he didn't.  and if he had or hadn't still doesn't matter, because he didn't, and nothing he himself did after that brings the girl back, either.  i certainly wish we could ask her.

and again, who knows?  we only had to endure one kennedy as president...


and no, re your tiny print, i meant music, i was comparing michael jackson's ease at public forgiveness to that of a kennedy.  i'd add oj simpson to that list also since his trial was more about 'racism' than it was about the fact that someone killed the shit out of a girl.  i'm sure there are more we have no idea about, but at least oj and mj got to go to court and make a pretense at having to live like the rest of us.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 29, 2009, 04:11:13 PM
[in re the above]

Actually, drunk drivers of many races and social/economic status kill people and essentially
get away with it with disturbing regularity.

To be fair though...
I rather suspect one reason the laws are written as they are is because sooooo many politicians
routinely drink and drive, and while they want to appear tough on crime, they figure that if they
(individually) do it all the time, and no one's died yet, it's not really so bad....



(Oh, and in case you missed it, MJ was never conclusively proven to have done anything illegal...
...and OJ escaped punishment for a crime he almost certainly committed, not by exploiting his
fading 'celebrity' status, but by exaggerating his affiliation with a population generally subjected
to over-enforcement of the law...  Gee, I bet he even has black friends.)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 14, 2009, 01:14:07 AM
 :'(

Jim Carroll.... (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/books/14carroll.html?_r=1)

(http://www.boingboing.net/2009/09/13/aHyNHMV3lqm7xw1mPSDDwzICo1_500.jpg)

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Wednesday Friday on September 14, 2009, 03:05:22 AM
:'(

Jim Carroll.... (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/books/14carroll.html?_r=1)

(http://www.boingboing.net/2009/09/13/aHyNHMV3lqm7xw1mPSDDwzICo1_500.jpg)

 :'(

I'm not very familiar with his work but he sounds like he led a fascinating life and I'm definitely going to check it out. That's a beautiful photograph.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2009, 10:29:54 AM
I'm not very familiar with his work but he sounds like he led a fascinating life and I'm definitely going to check it out. That's a beautiful photograph.

The man was awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/lBbuPnfG0Vo

RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: stallionbreaker on September 14, 2009, 08:20:53 PM
Patrick Swayze, apparently :(
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iI6rYwtW5ttJYhJ51d_aPbnBpDkQD9ANDLN80
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on September 14, 2009, 08:50:26 PM
EVERYONE IS DYING.
AND THEY'RE ALL DYING SO YOUNG.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shanneeen on September 14, 2009, 09:21:54 PM
EVERYONE IS DYING.
AND THEY'RE ALL DYING SO YOUNG.

omg yeah they are!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 14, 2009, 09:26:18 PM
EVERYONE IS DYING.
AND THEY'RE ALL DYING SO YOUNG.

people keep saying that. "everyone is dying!" it's the "summer of death!"

But who, besides Michael Jackson, has died this summer exactly? the Pope? the President? the Queen? Oprah? nope, all still going. Madonna? Angelina? Bill Gates? either of the remaining Beatles?

I mean super famous people. Cuz it seems like a pretty typical year, death-wise, to me. A bunch of semi-famous people who were in popular movies or on TV a few decades ago die every year, don't they? a writer or two, a few not-particularly-well-known musicians.. 2009 is unusual how?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: PRK on September 14, 2009, 09:30:12 PM
(http://i27.tinypic.com/2vi5gzm.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shanneeen on September 14, 2009, 09:36:35 PM
(http://i27.tinypic.com/2vi5gzm.jpg)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

you made my night.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: themaberfa on September 14, 2009, 09:39:27 PM
(http://i27.tinypic.com/2vi5gzm.jpg)

LMAO that's really funny..thanks for doin that :-)

But on a serious note, RIP Patrick Swayze you will be missed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on September 14, 2009, 09:56:03 PM
(http://i27.tinypic.com/2vi5gzm.jpg)
Wahahahaha!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Two Headed Boy on September 15, 2009, 04:43:32 PM
RIP Keith Floyd - the most entertaining TV Chef ever  :'(

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/30/article-1189714-0523F02A000005DC-156_468x499.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on September 15, 2009, 04:45:02 PM
RIP patrick

to wong foo thank you for everything! was one of my fav movies when i was younger
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: stallionbreaker on September 15, 2009, 06:30:57 PM
Oh, I forgot he was in that. That was a good one.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: T K on September 15, 2009, 09:15:02 PM
I'm not very familiar with his work but he sounds like he led a fascinating life and I'm definitely going to check it out. That's a beautiful photograph.

The man was awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/lBbuPnfG0Vo

RIP

I Couldn't agree more Somewhatty.

Didn't see a thing about in the papers or on TV here. Damn shame. He was a pretty accomplished poet and singer. Not to mention overcoming addiction and a pretty tough street life in his early years.

For those who want to more about him just rent the Basketball Diaries, it s a good place to start.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: T K on September 15, 2009, 09:38:58 PM
one of my faves

Lorraine(Live)

http://www.youtube.com/v/opUZGnusFUk&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

the quality is damn good considering the videos age.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 16, 2009, 02:48:29 PM
I Couldn't agree more Somewhatty.

Didn't see a thing about in the papers or on TV here. Damn shame. He was a pretty accomplished poet and singer. Not to mention overcoming addiction and a pretty tough street life in his early years.

For those who want to more about him just rent the Basketball Diaries, it s a good place to start.

I should have liked The Basketball Diaries but I just cannot stand Leonardo de Caprio. I really think the guy is a crap actor (Gilbert Grape aside, he was good in that) & I have seen feotus' that look older. The central role in The Basketball Diaries needed a stronger actor.
 Jim Carroll was one of those artists that never got the acclaim his talent deserved.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Johnny on September 16, 2009, 02:53:40 PM
RIP patrick

to wong foo thank you for everything! was one of my fav movies when i was younger

mine, too!

"and where is tha bodaayyyy"


haha
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 17, 2009, 03:28:08 AM
The excellent and creepy Henry Gibson. 1935-2009

(http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/14807/14807.jpg)

(Nashville, The Blues Brothers, The 'Burbs, Innerspace, Magnolia, Boston Legal...)

RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on September 17, 2009, 12:13:48 PM
Don't forget Biodome
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on September 17, 2009, 02:40:43 PM
Illinois Nazis.....    :violent1:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rob on September 17, 2009, 09:47:46 PM
Mary Travers

http://www.youtube.com/v/3t4g_1VoGw4
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: themaberfa on September 18, 2009, 12:00:13 PM
I think sometimes we forget how many people actually die a day. It's only when it's celebrity or someone close to us that we really ever think about it.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on September 18, 2009, 08:58:52 PM
I think sometimes we forget how many people actually die a day. It's only when it's celebrity or someone close to us that we really ever think about it.
welcome to modern society. Fork a lot of celebrities
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on September 18, 2009, 10:35:23 PM
The Guiding Light, dead at 72.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: themaberfa on September 21, 2009, 09:10:04 PM
I think sometimes we forget how many people actually die a day. It's only when it's celebrity or someone close to us that we really ever think about it.
welcome to modern society. Fork a lot of celebrities

Haha, ooooh I know. I am a sociology major.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on September 25, 2009, 11:43:28 PM
Mary Travers

http://www.youtube.com/v/3t4g_1VoGw4
WHAT!??!

When did she die?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rob on September 26, 2009, 01:07:44 AM
Sept. 16th.  She was 72.  She had Leukemia.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on September 26, 2009, 03:00:04 PM
Sept. 16th.  She was 72.  She had Leukemia.

No! Why do all these awesome people on dying!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on September 26, 2009, 03:15:23 PM
because we're mortal and it's what we do eventually.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on September 26, 2009, 03:25:58 PM
because we're mortal and it's what we do eventually.
That's true but Mary is immortal through her music.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on September 26, 2009, 05:40:58 PM
because we're mortal and it's what we do eventually.
That's true but Mary is immortal through her music.
so how much did the world really lose her then?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on September 27, 2009, 04:34:40 PM
because we're mortal and it's what we do eventually.
That's true but Mary is immortal through her music.
so how much did the world really lose her then?
No, they didn't. Its the same with Patrick. He'll live on in his movies.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on September 28, 2009, 02:05:16 PM
I don't think I need to mention Patrick Swayze, but I will.
I adored that man, and still do.
I spent my youth (and still to this day) searching for my Johnny Castle.
He's an icon that will never be forgotten.

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/Shura-san2006/Actors/Image1.png)
Andy Hallett
August 4th 1975 - March 29th 2009
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0356468/

Suberb actor and fantastic singer.
I grew up watching him play Lorne in Angel.


(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/Shura-san2006/Actors/3784072_tml.jpg)
Glenn Quinn
May 28th 1970 - December 3rd 2002
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703849/

That one broke my heart.

RIP
xxx
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on September 29, 2009, 01:43:15 PM
I didn't know Lorne died! WTF
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on September 29, 2009, 02:55:29 PM
Yeah :'(
I found out from my friend on the way to a comedy gig! How messed up is that :-\
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on September 29, 2009, 02:58:25 PM
Fuck, I well did not know that! Aah, I looove Lorne!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on December 20, 2009, 02:20:07 PM
I just read that Brittany Murphy died this morning after a cardiac arrest, at the age of 32...

I knew her from the movie Girl, Interrupted. She was great in it. Such a young woman... very sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on December 20, 2009, 02:26:42 PM
I remember her from Clueless. She was kind of my hero when I was kid, at least when she was wearin' plaid and cords.
Damn.
Weird.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 20, 2009, 02:43:39 PM
I am sad. I loved Brittany Murphy.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on December 22, 2009, 04:48:51 PM
Brittany Murphy was so awesome in the Girl,Interrupted and The Ramen Girl. i'll miss her,she had beautiful touching eyes. May she rest in peace. :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on December 22, 2009, 07:56:54 PM
her best work to me was in season 2 of the Torkelsons followed by Clueless.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 30, 2009, 12:55:23 AM
Rowland S Howard died today. Man was a legend. It is a sad day for the Melbourne music scene.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowland_S._Howard

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: MeAndMyCharms on December 30, 2009, 02:26:15 AM
A friend of mine is pretty sad about Rowland S Howard.

We saw him open up for Magic Dirt a couple of times, and he looked pretty sick even then. We were only just talking about him the other day too..
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 30, 2009, 09:43:34 AM
Rowland S Howard died today. Man was a legend. It is a sad day for the Melbourne music scene.


That is sad news. I was lucky enough to see The Birthday Party live & it was a truly unforgettable gig.

RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on December 30, 2009, 04:34:15 PM
This hasn't been a good year for celebrities.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on January 02, 2010, 05:36:48 PM
RIP Brittany Murphy
xxx
:(


This hasn't been a good year for celebrities.

And, no it hasn't... Let's hope 2010's better.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on January 09, 2010, 09:53:47 AM
Following a 21 month battle with breast cancer, Lhasa de Sela died on the evening of January 1, 2010, at her home in Montreal.

She was 39, god i'm so sorry for her. May she rest in peace.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 14, 2010, 05:26:22 PM
Jay Reatard has died, aged 29.

http://www.nme.com/news/jay-reatard--2/49218 (http://www.nme.com/news/jay-reatard--2/49218)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 15, 2010, 12:08:13 AM
Teddy Pendergrass...  older than that guy...   :embarassed:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on January 15, 2010, 12:44:31 PM
Tila Tequila's fiance.  :o
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 15, 2010, 01:55:49 PM
Tila Tequila's fiance.  :o
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031)
...Mali dear, this is the Celebrity RIP thread...

...not the someone-who's-dating-a-talentless-woman-whose-ass-has-a-good-publicist thread...

It's tragic that she's gone at such a young age, but it's tabloid news, not news-news.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on January 15, 2010, 02:02:45 PM
Tila Tequila's fiance.  :o
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031)
...Mali dear, this is the Celebrity RIP thread...

...not the someone-who's-dating-a-talentless-woman-whose-ass-has-a-good-publicist thread...

It's tragic that she's gone at such a young age, but it's tabloid news, not news-news.

SHUTTUP.
I knew that.
It's just.
I felt like posting it.
Otherwise who will care about whats-her-face?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 15, 2010, 02:22:34 PM
Tila Tequila's fiance.  :o
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031)
...Mali dear, this is the Celebrity RIP thread...

...not the someone-who's-dating-a-talentless-woman-whose-ass-has-a-good-publicist thread...

It's tragic that she's gone at such a young age, but it's tabloid news, not news-news.

SHUTTUP.
I knew that.
It's just.
I felt like posting it.
Otherwise who will care about whats-her-face?
Her family and actual friends.... 
...and people like me in the "gosh that's sad, but not really my problem" kinda way...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on January 15, 2010, 03:05:48 PM
Tila Tequila's fake fiance.  :o
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/tila-tequilas-fiance-heiress-casey-johnson-dead-at-30-197031)

Fixed.

Still sad though, at such a young age.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 27, 2010, 08:53:33 PM
Howard Zinn. August 24th 1922 – January 27th 2010. RIP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Zinn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Zinn)

His 'A People's History of the United States' is essential reading.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on January 28, 2010, 02:32:38 PM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on January 28, 2010, 03:06:31 PM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!

At least now we'll find out if he has a masterpiece or two hidden away or whether he's been slacking off for the last 50 years.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 28, 2010, 03:13:18 PM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!
I never really bothered to look into it, but I assumed when I read CitR in high school
that he was already long since dead... probably suicide, or just drank himself to death.

All this time, I coulda written him a fan letter.... "I read your book...  It was oK."
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 28, 2010, 09:37:44 PM
'Nine Stories' is my favourite Salinger.

Wonder if it still will be in a few years time when the inevitable glut of posthumously published works has emerged..?

Not that I'm glad he's dead or anything.. but it will be interesting to finally see the writing he'd been doing for the past 40 years. (I am assuming at least some of it will be published now/soon-ish. I imagine most of the big publishing houses are scrambling defcon1-style at this very moment to put in offers to his estate.)

Anyway. Anyway. If you really want to hear about it.. RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on January 28, 2010, 11:04:36 PM
Zelda Rubinstein

the psychic from Poltergeist
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 28, 2010, 11:05:27 PM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!
I never really bothered to look into it, but I assumed when I read CitR in high school
that he was already long since dead... probably suicide, or just drank himself to death.

All this time, I coulda written him a fan letter.... "I read your book...  It was oK."

lol.........i thought he was dead too.  god, i hated catcher in the rye.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 28, 2010, 11:06:14 PM
Zelda Rubinstein

the psychic from Poltergeist
double post

this house


is cleah
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 28, 2010, 11:12:19 PM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!
I never really bothered to look into it, but I assumed when I read CitR in high school
that he was already long since dead... probably suicide, or just drank himself to death.

All this time, I coulda written him a fan letter.... "I read your book...  It was oK."

lol.........i thought he was dead too.  god, i hated catcher in the rye.
I didn't "hate" it...  I just never saw what made it so damn great....

Then again, I quite disliked beer in high school, and failed to perceive what kept
Marliyn Monroe from being just another busty blonde actress...  Maybe I should
read it again.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 28, 2010, 11:15:29 PM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!
I never really bothered to look into it, but I assumed when I read CitR in high school
that he was already long since dead... probably suicide, or just drank himself to death.

All this time, I coulda written him a fan letter.... "I read your book...  It was oK."

lol.........i thought he was dead too.  god, i hated catcher in the rye.
I didn't "hate" it...  I just never saw what made it so damn great....

Then again, I quite disliked beer in high school, and failed to perceive what kept
Marliyn Monroe from being just another busty blonde actress...  Maybe I should
read it again.
marylin monroe? 

i didn't like it.  i thought it read like a little girl's journal.  i mean it's an accurate portrayal of an adolescent male from a head space point of view, but maybe it's just adolescence i am rejecting.  i don't know.  it got on my nerves; i thought every single one of holden's problems were his fault.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 28, 2010, 11:30:23 PM
(Sorry, my brother's sis-in-law is "Marylin" and it screws up any attempt to spell the name right...)


Anyway, the one I really disliked was Death of a Salesman...   
Ol' Willie was a loser from the get-go.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Matty on January 29, 2010, 07:30:42 AM
(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-01/51882777.jpg)
Zelda Rubinstein
May 28, 1933 – January 27, 2010
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 29, 2010, 08:26:01 AM
(Sorry, my brother's sis-in-law is "Marylin" and it screws up any attempt to spell the name right...)


Anyway, the one I really disliked was Death of a Salesman...   
Ol' Willie was a loser from the get-go.
im still trying to figure out what marylin has to do with catcher in the rye.  lol i didnt even notice you spelled it creatively......


and yeah, death of a salesman blew, especially for theater majors.......
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on January 29, 2010, 08:33:19 AM
(Sorry, my brother's sis-in-law is "Marylin" and it screws up any attempt to spell the name right...)


Anyway, the one I really disliked was Death of a Salesman...   
Ol' Willie was a loser from the get-go.

I HATED "Death Of A Salesman". I believe I ranted about it many a-time on here when we were studying it. URGH. It actually made me want to vomit. We were doing it in conjunction with "Othello" because we had to study Elements Of Tragedy. It's not even a fucking tragedy - there's no fall from grace, he's just a sad old man that no-one gives a shit about. WHO CARES. Grr...


On the other hand, I fucking looooved "Catcher In The Rye". It's been a while since I read it though, I might go back to it. I read "Franny & Zooey" by Salinger as well, that was top.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on January 29, 2010, 08:36:12 AM
(Sorry, my brother's sis-in-law is "Marylin" and it screws up any attempt to spell the name right...)


Anyway, the one I really disliked was Death of a Salesman...   
Ol' Willie was a loser from the get-go.

I HATED "Death Of A Salesman". I believe I ranted about it many a-time on here when we were studying it. URGH. It actually made me want to vomit. We were doing it in conjunction with "Othello" because we had to study Elements Of Tragedy. It's not even a fucking tragedy - there's no fall from grace, he's just a sad old man that no-one gives a shit about. WHO CARES. Grr...


On the other hand, I fucking looooved "Catcher In The Rye". It's been a while since I read it though, I might go back to it. I read "Franny & Zooey" by Salinger as well, that was top.
ah, finally.
Franny & Zooey is one of my favorite books ever. ever. it's a fucking masterpiece.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 29, 2010, 08:37:41 AM
(Sorry, my brother's sis-in-law is "Marylin" and it screws up any attempt to spell the name right...)


Anyway, the one I really disliked was Death of a Salesman...   
Ol' Willie was a loser from the get-go.

I HATED "Death Of A Salesman". I believe I ranted about it many a-time on here when we were studying it. URGH. It actually made me want to vomit. We were doing it in conjunction with "Othello" because we had to study Elements Of Tragedy. It's not even a fucking tragedy - there's no fall from grace, he's just a sad old man that no-one gives a shit about. WHO CARES. Grr...


On the other hand, I fucking looooved "Catcher In The Rye". It's been a while since I read it though, I might go back to it. I read "Franny & Zooey" by Salinger as well, that was top.


arthur miller and tennessee williams should have gone into public relations instead of playwrighting.  i remember 'glass menagerie on a hot tin roof' or whatever, was also just terrible.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on January 29, 2010, 08:38:58 AM
^I agree. They had nothing to say and no subtlety in saying it, which defies the point of theatre entirely.]

Sylly, I love you more and more every time to open your little e-mouth xD
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 29, 2010, 08:56:36 AM
^I agree. They had nothing to say and no subtlety in saying it, which defies the point of theatre entirely.]

Sylly, I love you more and more every time to open your little e-mouth xD
the only thing they ever said was, 'the main character is suffering from homosexuality.'  it still pains me that tennessee williams is the theatrical voice of the south.  someone, quick; please do a production of 'crimes of the heart' so we can end this foolishness.


and, i think we should both kidnap sylvia and run off to bangkok, where i will get a job as an exotic dancer to support your artistic lifestyles.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on January 29, 2010, 09:49:35 AM
^I agree. They had nothing to say and no subtlety in saying it, which defies the point of theatre entirely.]

Sylly, I love you more and more every time to open your little e-mouth xD
the only thing they ever said was, 'the main character is suffering from homosexuality.'  it still pains me that tennessee williams is the theatrical voice of the south.  someone, quick; please do a production of 'crimes of the heart' so we can end this foolishness.


and, i think we should both kidnap sylvia and run off to bangkok, where i will get a job as an exotic dancer to support your artistic lifestyles.

Omg we totally should. I'll write plays with Messages and Gorgeousness and you can kink it up xD
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on January 29, 2010, 10:50:58 AM
i'm in  ^-^
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 29, 2010, 11:54:23 AM
(Sorry, my brother's sis-in-law is "Marylin" and it screws up any attempt to spell the name right...)
im still trying to figure out what marylin has to do with catcher in the rye.  lol i didnt even notice you spelled it creatively......
In high school, I...
...didnt care for the adventures of Holden Caulfield...
...disliked beer....
...and failed to perceive anything "special" about MM.


I now recognize that...
...it wasn't that "beer" sucked, just the sort of beer that people around me were buying...
...Marilyn had an intangible quality, one that I still can't articulate, that gave her an
   on-screen presence far beyond simply being a hot blonde with a nice rack...

...so maybe Catcher wasn't as pointless as I remember...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on January 29, 2010, 12:23:07 PM
^ No, it's almost exactly as pointless as you think it is. That's why I love it xD I mean, there IS a point, something happens, but it's so quiet and gorgeous about it.... Nom.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 06, 2010, 10:08:12 PM
(http://buffalostance.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-rev-large-msg-1211354440321.jpg)

R.I.P. the Rev Drummer from A7X.

He died on December 27th.
One of my favorite musicians.
I hadn't posted it in here because I was busy.
</3
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on February 07, 2010, 12:55:48 AM
J.D. Salinger kicked the bucket. he was 91.

#@!
He lived in the town directly adjacent to mine. My mom actually ran into him a couple of times (he wasn't a TOTAL recluse, especially since as he got older people couldn't really recognize him).
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 11, 2010, 11:48:40 AM
Very shocked and saddened to hear about Alexander McQueen.

R.I.P. 

:'(

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on February 11, 2010, 01:39:11 PM
Very shocked and saddened to hear about Alexander McQueen.

R.I.P. 

:'(



WHAT?? When!?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 11, 2010, 02:00:00 PM
Very shocked and saddened to hear about Alexander McQueen.

R.I.P. 

:'(



WHAT?? When!?

This morning. Some reports are saying he hung himself. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/11/alexander-mcqueen-dies-fashion-designer (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/11/alexander-mcqueen-dies-fashion-designer)

:'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on February 11, 2010, 02:01:29 PM
Very shocked and saddened to hear about Alexander McQueen.

R.I.P. 

:'(



WHAT?? When!?

This morning. Some reports are saying he hung himself. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/11/alexander-mcqueen-dies-fashion-designer (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/11/alexander-mcqueen-dies-fashion-designer)

:'(


gosh :'( may he rest in sleep.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on February 11, 2010, 02:12:21 PM
Very shocked and saddened to hear about Alexander McQueen.

R.I.P. 

:'(



WHAT?? When!?

This morning. Some reports are saying he hung himself. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/11/alexander-mcqueen-dies-fashion-designer (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/11/alexander-mcqueen-dies-fashion-designer)

:'(


gosh :'( may he rest in sleep.

Agreed, he was incredible.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on February 11, 2010, 06:53:45 PM
Charlie Wilson died yesterday.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on February 14, 2010, 03:20:21 PM
Doug Fieger, lead singer for The Knack
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on February 14, 2010, 03:39:19 PM
Doug Fieger, lead singer for The Knack

Great. Now I will never get my revenge.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on February 14, 2010, 05:44:20 PM
Doug Fieger, lead singer for The Knack

Great. Now I will never get my revenge.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Good Girls Don't (go lookiing for revenge against dead singers...)


http://www.youtube.com/v/kVdnqEyToqg

Crank it up so they can hear it in Oz!

I'd forgotten, as I rarely listen to the CD, but didja know they had a song
called...... "Siamese Twins (The Monkey & Me)"  Hmmmm.......
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Ecstasia on February 14, 2010, 08:42:41 PM
(http://buffalostance.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-rev-large-msg-1211354440321.jpg)

R.I.P. the Rev Drummer from A7X.

He died on December 27th.
One of my favorite musicians.
I hadn't posted it in here because I was busy.
</3

I think this was the first time I have been truly saddened by the death of a celebrity.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rob on March 01, 2010, 11:45:35 PM
RIP Chilly B

http://www.youtube.com/v/4hXPu32FuE4
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cynthiaskeezy on March 09, 2010, 04:11:39 AM
(http://buffalostance.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-rev-large-msg-1211354440321.jpg)

R.I.P. the Rev Drummer from A7X.

He died on December 27th.
One of my favorite musicians.
I hadn't posted it in here because I was busy.
</3

I WAS SO UPSET :(

I think this was the first time I have been truly saddened by the death of a celebrity.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: such a classic girl on March 10, 2010, 09:24:27 AM
corey haim.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on March 10, 2010, 10:29:07 AM
corey haim.  :'(

:'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 10, 2010, 11:52:07 AM
corey haim.  :'(

:'(

Sadly I can't say i'm surprised. The Lost Boys will allways be a favourite of mine. RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on March 10, 2010, 11:58:56 AM
corey haim.  :'(

:'(

Sadly I can't say i'm surprised. The Lost Boys will allways be a favourite of mine. RIP
seconded.  loved the lost boys.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 10, 2010, 01:27:13 PM
Sadly I can't say i'm surprised. The Lost Boys will allways be a favourite of mine. RIP

yeah, anyone even remotely paying attention could see this day coming. :(

Lost Boys and Lucas...the kid did some good work.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Vinny on March 10, 2010, 07:49:50 PM
corey haim.  :'(

:'(

Sadly I can't say i'm surprised. The Lost Boys will allways be a favourite of mine. RIP
seconded.  loved the lost boys.

It sucks to hear about Corey. The Lost Boys is also one of my favorites. Rest in peace, dude.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 10, 2010, 10:03:42 PM
corey haim.  :'(

:'(

Sadly I can't say i'm surprised. The Lost Boys will allways be a favourite of mine. RIP
seconded.  loved the lost boys.

It sucks to hear about Corey. The Lost Boys is also one of my favorites. Rest in peace, dude.

Lost Boys was always a favourite of mine too. It's sad but at the same time it really isn't surprising.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: caddy on March 10, 2010, 10:53:42 PM
RIP Chilly B

http://www.youtube.com/v/4hXPu32FuE4


Damn, yo.  *frowns*  Love that song.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 11, 2010, 12:44:32 AM
corey haim.  :'(

:'(

Sadly I can't say i'm surprised. The Lost Boys will allways be a favourite of mine. RIP
seconded.  loved the lost boys.

It sucks to hear about Corey. The Lost Boys is also one of my favorites. Rest in peace, dude.

Lost Boys was always a favourite of mine too. It's sad but at the same time it really isn't surprising.

Yeah, not surprizing, but still sad.

You sort of forget how young they were. Just kids when they were huge stars. 38 is no age to die. If River Phoenix were still alive today he'd only be 39. It's fucked up. Hollywood should take better care of its young.

Anyway. RIP Corey.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cynthiaskeezy on March 11, 2010, 12:57:58 AM
^^^^^
agreed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Dejah Thoris on March 11, 2010, 09:41:38 AM
Mark Linkous a/k/a Sparklehorse
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on March 18, 2010, 01:39:41 AM
This one actually hits close to home because I am actually a fan:

Alex Chilton of Big Star.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 22, 2010, 12:37:09 PM
American fogeys will doubtless be distressed to learn that Fess Parker
passed away last week, aged 85...
(http://blog.silive.com/weather/fesshead.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Matty on March 22, 2010, 12:54:36 PM
Corey Haim, shit, I love Lucas, and the Lost Boys.

And HOLYSHIT!Alex Chilton!!???! I didn't hear about that.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on March 22, 2010, 10:29:28 PM
Corey Haim, shit, I love Lucas, and the Lost Boys.

And HOLYSHIT!Alex Chilton!!???! I didn't hear about that.
Chilton even got a bit of a tribute show at SXSW
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 22, 2010, 11:30:37 PM
Corey Haim, shit, I love Lucas, and the Lost Boys.

And HOLYSHIT!Alex Chilton!!???! I didn't hear about that.
Chilton even got a bit of a tribute show at SXSW
According to the NPR crew, the rest of the band (well, really the rest of his older band) went
and played with various guest-vocalists.  They (the NPR guys) were impressed, but also said
it was a pretty emotional affair, which would make any review of the music both suspect and
superfluous.


Oh look!  It's a LINK (http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2010/03/fans_weep_openly_at_alex_chilt.html)!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 08, 2010, 05:05:40 PM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: overratedtoejam on April 08, 2010, 05:46:39 PM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

NOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 08, 2010, 07:16:59 PM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

NOOOOOO!
Hmmmmm......

If there'd never been a Malcolm McLaren, would there ever have been a Simon Cowell?

The evil that men do lives after them.....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cynthiaskeezy on April 08, 2010, 07:44:29 PM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

NOOOOOO!
Hmmmmm......

If there'd never been a Malcolm McLaren, would there ever have been a Simon Cowell?

The evil that men do lives after them.....

I saw AFP mention something about it earlier on her twitter.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 09, 2010, 06:28:14 AM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

Sadness. Didn't even know he was ill.

He was an interesting man and accomplished some notable stuff. Good for him.

He also made an episode of "Big Brother" watchable. For that he should be canonized. (Wait, you need 3 proven miracles to become a saint, don't you? Making a band called "The Sex Pistols" world famous is surely 1, the Big Brother thing certainly counts as 2.. umm.. the "Buffalo Gals" single I suppose could be no.3?)

Well. Sainthood or not. Hope you don't RIP Malc.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 09, 2010, 11:23:29 AM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

Sadness. Didn't even know he was ill.

He was an interesting man and accomplished some notable stuff. Good for him.

He also made an episode of "Big Brother" watchable. For that he should be canonized. (Wait, you need 3 proven miracles to become a saint, don't you? Making a band called "The Sex Pistols" world famous is surely 1, the Big Brother thing certainly counts as 2.. umm.. the "Buffalo Gals" single I suppose could be no.3?)

Well. Sainthood or not. Hope you don't RIP Malc.



Bow Wow Wow? Ok they were not The Sex Pistols but they were awesome none the less.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on April 09, 2010, 12:37:57 PM
I'm not a big Malcolm McLaren fan, tbh, but without him I wouldn't have the Clash and without the Clash......... Oh good Lord I actually don't know what I would do o.O How would I make any major decisions in my life?? Urgh... So yeah, it's sad, but then he was pretty fuckin' old...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 09, 2010, 01:31:00 PM
I'm not a big Malcolm McLaren fan, tbh, but without him I wouldn't have the Clash and without the Clash......... Oh good Lord I actually don't know what I would do o.O How would I make any major decisions in my life?? Urgh... So yeah, it's sad, but then he was pretty fuckin' old...

64 isn't fuckin' old at all. The man died way too early.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on April 09, 2010, 03:26:45 PM
I'm not a big Malcolm McLaren fan, tbh, but without him I wouldn't have the Clash and without the Clash......... Oh good Lord I actually don't know what I would do o.O How would I make any major decisions in my life?? Urgh... So yeah, it's sad, but then he was pretty fuckin' old...

64 isn't fuckin' old at all. The man died way too early.

It's a shame, sure, but it's not like he was up to much of interest.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 09, 2010, 04:28:43 PM
I'm not a big Malcolm McLaren fan, tbh, but without him I wouldn't have the Clash and without the Clash......... Oh good Lord I actually don't know what I would do o.O How would I make any major decisions in my life?? Urgh... So yeah, it's sad, but then he was pretty fuckin' old...

64 isn't fuckin' old at all. The man died way too early.

It's a shame, sure, but it's not like he was up to much of interest.

Because he was dying of fucking cancer!!! Jesus fucking christ, the man changed music, this forum would not be here if it wasn't for what he, Vivianne Westwood & The Pistols did.
He was no messiah, in fact he could be a complete arsehole at times. He wasn't  innovative when it came to music. What he could do was take an idea & people that have that talent (Westwood, Lydon) & market them & get them noticed.
Don't underestimate or understate what he did. Punk changed the world.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CottonCandy on April 09, 2010, 06:23:43 PM
I'm not a big Malcolm McLaren fan, tbh, but without him I wouldn't have the Clash and without the Clash......... Oh good Lord I actually don't know what I would do o.O How would I make any major decisions in my life?? Urgh... So yeah, it's sad, but then he was pretty fuckin' old...

64 isn't fuckin' old at all. The man died way too early.

It's a shame, sure, but it's not like he was up to much of interest.

Because he was dying of fucking cancer!!! Jesus fucking christ, the man changed music, this forum would not be here if it wasn't for what he, Vivianne Westwood & The Pistols did.
He was no messiah, in fact he could be a complete arsehole at times. He wasn't  innovative when it came to music. What he could do was take an idea & people that have that talent (Westwood, Lydon) & market them & get them noticed.
Don't underestimate or understate what he did. Punk changed the world.

...punk would've changed the world without Malcolm McLaren. Might've taken a bit longer. And been more american. I never really liked Sex Pistols, they're the boyband of punk, they looked the part but had no talent. Vivianne Westwood I'm more happy about, but she did have Sex before he came along as far as I'm aware, he obviously decked Sex Pistols to the gear from her shop. Mehh. Then again, he cashed in straight away, rather than Iggy Pop who cashes in now, so he was smarter in that sense.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on April 09, 2010, 09:05:37 PM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

Sadness. Didn't even know he was ill.

He was an interesting man and accomplished some notable stuff. Good for him.

He also made an episode of "Big Brother" watchable. For that he should be canonized. (Wait, you need 3 proven miracles to become a saint, don't you? Making a band called "The Sex Pistols" world famous is surely 1, the Big Brother thing certainly counts as 2.. umm.. the "Buffalo Gals" single I suppose could be no.3?)

Well. Sainthood or not. Hope you don't RIP Malc.


Number 3 is The Dolls baby! (The NY ones that is)

Much sadder about this than I ever thought I would be.

If you can get Johnny Rotten to call you the most evil person on Earth, you've got something going on. And yeah, definitely do RIP Saint/Devil Malcolm.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 10, 2010, 05:34:44 AM

...punk would've changed the world without Malcolm McLaren. Might've taken a bit longer. And been more american. I never really liked Sex Pistols, they're the boyband of punk, they looked the part but had no talent. Vivianne Westwood I'm more happy about, but she did have Sex before he came along as far as I'm aware, he obviously decked Sex Pistols to the gear from her shop. Mehh. Then again, he cashed in straight away, rather than Iggy Pop who cashes in now, so he was smarter in that sense.

Punk would have happened without McLaren, after all he was influenced by bands like The Ramones & Television. But it would never have been the instant "in your face" movement that galvanised a generation & influenced every generation after.
 The Pistols were far from "the boyband of punk" They had talent. How can you say someone like Lydon is without talent? The rest of the band are capable musicians. The whole point in 76/77 was to challenge the rock dinosaurs of the time. To provide a socially aware alternative to the likes of Pink Floyd. No overblown rock theatrics & 10 minute guitar breaks, instead three minutes of adrenaline charged, socially aware angry music. Sure The Clash were better musicians so were Stiff Little Fingers but I have seen The Pistols live & I can honestly say that they were an incredible live act.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 10, 2010, 07:30:11 AM
Malcolm McLaren

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

Sadness. Didn't even know he was ill.

He was an interesting man and accomplished some notable stuff. Good for him.

He also made an episode of "Big Brother" watchable. For that he should be canonized. (Wait, you need 3 proven miracles to become a saint, don't you? Making a band called "The Sex Pistols" world famous is surely 1, the Big Brother thing certainly counts as 2.. umm.. the "Buffalo Gals" single I suppose could be no.3?)

Well. Sainthood or not. Hope you don't RIP Malc.



Bow Wow Wow? Ok they were not The Sex Pistols but they were awesome none the less.

YES.

fucking LOVE Bow Wow Wow.

Annabella Lmotherfuckinwin!  :headbang:

Matthew Ashman too (RIP).

that's miracles enough for me! anyone got the Pope's phone number? (Childline probably has it on file.. or maybe just look in the phone book under "p"..) SAINT HIM, YOUR POPENESS! "St. Malcolm of Bastard" has a nice ring to it. And imagine the hymns!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 10, 2010, 02:27:26 PM
bow wow wow were totally awesome, and they couldn't help it.  gimme a cowboy.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 10, 2010, 03:13:26 PM
Bow Wow Wow were indeed awesome & damn good live too

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/uMJc3qFZgPY
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 11, 2010, 04:51:11 PM
rip dixie carter, age 70.  the woman is an icon.  there will never be another suzanne sugarbaker.

wish i knew how to embed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV86kehwkc0
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 11, 2010, 09:13:46 PM
rip dixie carter, age 70.  the woman is an icon.  there will never be another suzanne sugarbaker.

wish i knew how to embed.


http://www.youtube.com/v/wV86kehwkc0
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 11, 2010, 10:54:51 PM
i knew cee would be able to fix this.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 12, 2010, 12:08:55 AM
It was the least I could do for DIXIE...

(Didja know it's Confederate Heritage Month here in The Old Dominion....? srsly....)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on April 15, 2010, 06:36:58 AM
I just heard that Peter Steele from Type O Negative died of a heart attack yesterday.

Hoping that it is a joke but pretty sure that it isn't.  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: armyoflarry on April 15, 2010, 11:36:34 AM
I just heard that Peter Steele from Type O Negative died of a heart attack yesterday.

Hoping that it is a joke but pretty sure that it isn't.  :'( :'( :'(
This could be the real thing this time, I hope not. I love Type O so much, and was looking forward to their next album and tour.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on April 15, 2010, 02:12:13 PM
I just heard that Peter Steele from Type O Negative died of a heart attack yesterday.

Hoping that it is a joke but pretty sure that it isn't.  :'( :'( :'(
This could be the real thing this time, I hope not. I love Type O so much, and was looking forward to their next album and tour.
I'm betting it is real. Based on twitter talk and mtv.com and other not the most credible sources
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on April 15, 2010, 04:18:21 PM
I just heard that Peter Steele from Type O Negative died of a heart attack yesterday.

Hoping that it is a joke but pretty sure that it isn't.  :'( :'( :'(

checked type O's website he's died
never took himself or the cheesy side of type o too seriously
and played a Double Bass on a chain. Maybe he was trying to be the chuck norris of bass players
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on April 15, 2010, 05:01:56 PM
I just heard that Peter Steele from Type O Negative died of a heart attack yesterday.

Hoping that it is a joke but pretty sure that it isn't.  :'( :'( :'(

checked type O's website he's died
never took himself or the cheesy side of type o too seriously
and played a Double Bass on a chain. Maybe he was trying to be the chuck norris of bass players

He was the Chuck Norris of bass players. And the whole cheesy thing is the main reason why I loved them so much, they never took themselves seriously like so many other similar bands did and do.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 16, 2010, 04:36:04 PM
Daryl Gates at age 83. Yes THAT Daryl Gates. LAPD chief during the Rodney King beating and trial and ensuing riot. Famous or infamous, he was a celebrity.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 16, 2010, 08:41:10 PM
Daryl Gates at age 83. Yes THAT Daryl Gates. LAPD chief during the Rodney King beating and trial and ensuing riot. Famous or infamous, he was a celebrity.
...and in LA, that's all that really matters. 

Right OJ?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 10, 2010, 03:09:16 AM
RIP, Lena Horne.  :'(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37056196/ns/today-today_entertainment?GT1=43001

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 10, 2010, 10:24:45 AM
^  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 10, 2010, 11:20:24 AM
RIP, Lena Horne.  :'(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37056196/ns/today-today_entertainment?GT1=43001

#@!

R.I.P.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 10, 2010, 06:31:32 PM
The Death Dealer has come for Frank Frazetta, age 82...
 FULL STORY
 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/05/10/national/a134451D12.DTL&type=business)
(http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/death-dealer-frazetta.jpg)
Okay, actually it was a stroke...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: pawni on May 16, 2010, 03:46:50 PM
Ronnie James Dio. Kerrang! mag tweeted it. Confirmed on his website. :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on May 16, 2010, 05:12:56 PM
It's sad, but at least this time it's true. There was a false alarm yesterday.

He will be missed  :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 16, 2010, 05:36:51 PM
Ronnie James Dio. Kerrang! mag tweeted it. Confirmed on his website. :(

:(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: armyoflarry on May 17, 2010, 12:14:37 PM
Dio is one of the best singers. Present tense is intentional. He ruled a stage like no other could. That short man had a voice bigger than life, and his voice will forever work it's magic in our world.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 17, 2010, 12:29:41 PM
Dio

R.I.P.

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on May 17, 2010, 12:32:48 PM
Dio you were the kindest person ever. An amazing singer and an amazing human being. You brought so much to metal and music in general.

Rest in Peace.

\m/
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 17, 2010, 03:17:34 PM
Valhalla welcomes you, Ronnie James Dio

 :headbang: :headbang: :'( :'( :'( :headbang: :headbang:

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on May 19, 2010, 09:52:29 AM
Dio has rocked for a long, long time
Now it's time for him to pass the torch...

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: colordeaf on May 20, 2010, 06:35:44 PM
The Death Dealer has come for Frank Frazetta, age 82...
 FULL STORY
 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/05/10/national/a134451D12.DTL&type=business)
(http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/death-dealer-frazetta.jpg)
Okay, actually it was a stroke...

I was late in posting about it, but I second this RIP :(

If you have a good library system where you live, you can borrow the Creepy Archives, which have several colour reproductions of Frazetta paintings done for the magazine.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on May 23, 2010, 07:13:16 PM
I am sorry to inform you that this session of Lima Time has expired.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on May 24, 2010, 05:29:53 PM
Paul Gray, the bassist from Slipknot was found dead this morning...

http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/24/slipknot-bassist-dead-paul-gray-hotel-room-iowa/
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on May 24, 2010, 08:14:30 PM
Not that I was a huge slipknot fan, I did enjoy their music.
2010 is not a good year for musicians
R.I.P
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on May 24, 2010, 08:39:03 PM
What? Nothing on Brittany Murphy's widow dying?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 24, 2010, 08:52:54 PM
What? Nothing on Brittany Murphy's widow dying?
granted, that was weird, and sorta romantragic.....  but he really wasn't a celebrity in his own right.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on May 24, 2010, 10:33:52 PM
What? Nothing on Brittany Murphy's widow dying?
granted, that was weird, and sorta romantragic.....  but he really wasn't a celebrity in his own right.
I did find him honorable in that he purposely kept himself out of her will, saying he didn't need her money
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on May 25, 2010, 02:08:08 AM
It is not a good year for metal at all. </3
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Two Headed Boy on May 25, 2010, 04:58:34 PM
I know his is not a recent death, but as it's International Towel Day, I just thought I'd say how much I really miss Douglas Adams... RIP  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: jas on May 25, 2010, 05:47:35 PM
I`m really gutted about Paul Gray  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: PRK on May 28, 2010, 02:59:47 PM
http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hos....2.1719527.html (http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hospitalized.2.1719527.html)

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Entertainment/images-5/gary-coleman-arnold.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on May 28, 2010, 03:28:56 PM
http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hos....2.1719527.html (http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hospitalized.2.1719527.html)

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Entertainment/images-5/gary-coleman-arnold.jpg)
awww  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 28, 2010, 05:42:02 PM
http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hos....2.1719527.html (http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hospitalized.2.1719527.html)

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Entertainment/images-5/gary-coleman-arnold.jpg)
awww  :'(

Damn!
R.I.P.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 29, 2010, 03:08:03 PM
Dennis Hopper

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on May 29, 2010, 05:50:00 PM
Dennis Hopper

R.I.P.

He will be sorely missed. A great, great actor.
xx
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 29, 2010, 06:31:57 PM
Dennis Hopper

R.I.P.

He will be sorely missed. A great, great actor.
xx

So true.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on May 30, 2010, 12:02:57 AM
http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hos....2.1719527.html (http://wbztv.com/national/Gary.Coleman.hospitalized.2.1719527.html)

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Entertainment/images-5/gary-coleman-arnold.jpg)

Had I not already known about this, I would promptly have said "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Pillowz?"
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on June 03, 2010, 11:56:43 AM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qzd9HIsRWeA/ScrYKfe7a3I/AAAAAAAAV3Y/6P-lt2Nsn2s/s400/Rue+McClanahan.jpg)

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20390844,00.htm (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20390844,00.htm)

We now have more Beatles left than we do Golden Girls.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on June 03, 2010, 12:01:33 PM
 :knuppel2: WHO KEEPS KILLING MY GOLDEN GIRLS?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 03, 2010, 01:56:16 PM
I'm really surprised at the lack of a reaction to Dennis Hopper's death on here. The man was a legend.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Drizz on June 03, 2010, 01:57:54 PM
I'm more sad about Dennis Hopper than The Golden Girls, that's for damn sure.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 03, 2010, 07:39:40 PM
:knuppel2: WHO KEEPS KILLING MY GOLDEN GIRLS?
old age
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Drizz on June 03, 2010, 10:45:47 PM
I'd have gone with Father Time on that one.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 04, 2010, 12:16:37 AM
I'd have gone with Father Time on that one.
he's too busy putting mother nature's legs in the air
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on June 04, 2010, 12:19:50 AM
Uhm, but they're dying young, not old. 76? nothing.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 04, 2010, 12:48:59 AM
according to google, average lifespan is only 78.4 for the US
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on June 04, 2010, 01:25:38 AM
according to google, average lifespan is only 78.4 for the US
bullocks!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on June 04, 2010, 03:51:57 PM
Peter Orlovsky, July 8th 1933 – May 30th 2010, R.I.P.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/arts/03orlovsky.html?src=twt&twt=nytimesbooks (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/arts/03orlovsky.html?src=twt&twt=nytimesbooks)

Kazuo Ohno, October 27th 1906 – June 1st 2010, R.I.P.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/02/arts/dance/02ohno.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/02/arts/dance/02ohno.html)

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on June 04, 2010, 08:17:55 PM
Clearly there is a Golden Girls reunion in the works, either in heaven, if you believe in that, or in an Undead style. All that's left is Betty White to join the rest.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on June 05, 2010, 08:14:50 PM
John Wooden
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 05, 2010, 11:19:53 PM
:(

would've been cool to see him reach 100.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: PRK on June 07, 2010, 05:50:55 PM
Quote
Richard Dunn, a longtime character actor who frequently collaborated with comics Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, died Friday after being unconscious several days. He was 73. His agent of 15 years, William Kerwin, says Dunn had been unconscious at a Hollywood hospital since Sunday. Kerwin didn't immediately know the cause of death.

The lanky, bespectacled actor, listed at 5-foot-10 and 125 pounds on his resume, often appeared on "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup. Dunn also had bit parts on shows including "Nip/Tuck," "Weeds" and "House."

http://www.youtube.com/v/1Jzfr08Q2nM

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Drizz on June 07, 2010, 09:12:50 PM
Quote
Richard Dunn, a longtime character actor who frequently collaborated with comics Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, died Friday after being unconscious several days. He was 73. His agent of 15 years, William Kerwin, says Dunn had been unconscious at a Hollywood hospital since Sunday. Kerwin didn't immediately know the cause of death.

The lanky, bespectacled actor, listed at 5-foot-10 and 125 pounds on his resume, often appeared on "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup. Dunn also had bit parts on shows including "Nip/Tuck," "Weeds" and "House."

http://www.youtube.com/v/1Jzfr08Q2nM

 :'(


Awwwwwwwwwwww, boooooooo.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: PRK on June 08, 2010, 10:12:11 AM
awesome life, great job!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Drizz on June 08, 2010, 08:09:20 PM
HAHA!

http://www.youtube.com/v/qwXMX_lBnhA&feature=related
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on June 10, 2010, 11:09:33 PM
Marina Semyonova, legendary Russian prima ballerina and teacher, 12th June 1908 – 9th June 2010.

(http://www.ballerinagallery.com/pic/semyo05.jpg)

She was the first great dancer trained by Agrippina Vaganova (from whose school she graduated in 1925). She danced with the Kirov in St Petersburg until 1930 when Stalin had her transfered to the Bolshoi in Moscow where she remained for the rest of her career. She danced 'Giselle' as a guest artist with the Paris Opera Ballet in 1935, retired as a full-time dancer in 1952, was awarded the 'People's Artist of the USSR' in 1975 and finally retired from teaching in 2004 at age 96. The Bolshoi ballet celebrated her centenary in 2008. She died at her home in Moscow just three days before her 102nd birthday.

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 14, 2010, 07:20:20 PM
RIP, Jimmy Dean, one of the knights of the breakfast table:   http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/13/jimmy.dean.obit/index.html

 :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on June 14, 2010, 10:37:29 PM
I'm gonna miss that man.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on June 25, 2010, 11:44:09 AM

Tracy Wright, Canadian actress.  Never a star, but she had memorable roles in many movies (often with Don McKellar, whom she married earlier this year) such as Last Night, When Night is Falling and Me and You and Everyone We Know.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on July 08, 2010, 11:57:25 PM
Okay, I admit I wouldn't have known his name, but Daniel Cho, who's been playing cello
with Regina Spektor, apparently drowned in Lake Geneva.  News Article (http://www.spinner.com/2010/07/08/daniel-cho-cellist-regina-spektor-drowns/?icid=main|main|dl3|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spinner.com%2F2010%2F07%2F08%2Fdaniel-cho-cellist-regina-spektor-drowns%2F)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on July 12, 2010, 11:29:23 AM
RIP Harvey Pekar  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: plasticmoo on July 13, 2010, 10:35:44 AM
RIP Harvey Pekar  :'(

i had no idea he'd passed  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on July 13, 2010, 11:13:48 AM
George Steinbrenner is a celebrity...right?

Heart attack this morning...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 13, 2010, 03:00:01 PM
George Steinbrenner is a celebrity...right?

Heart attack this morning...

Yup, General douchebag and cockwaffle of a boss, but knew how to successfully run a baseball organization, and I respect the hell out of him for that.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on July 14, 2010, 12:30:58 AM
Tuli Kupferberg gone to the Great Nothing. Long live The Fugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmJX11_AQE&feature=related

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on July 14, 2010, 10:17:58 AM
George Steinbrenner is a celebrity...right?

Heart attack this morning...

Yup, General douchebag and cockwaffle of a boss, but knew how to successfully run a baseball organization, and I respect the hell out of him for that.

He's already made Jesus shave his beard, fired God and hired Billy Martin to take His place
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on July 14, 2010, 12:15:20 PM
It occurred to me today - and I'm whispering lucky chants and touching a wooden desk and crossing my fingers and toes to fend off the karma monster while I write this - but if Joss Whedon dies, he gets his own thread, right? And the whole colour-scheme of the Box goes to blacks and sombre greys for the day? And we all change our DPs to his crazy, huge-fodded face?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on July 14, 2010, 05:00:14 PM
It occurred to me today - and I'm whispering lucky chants and touching a wooden desk and crossing my fingers and toes to fend off the karma monster while I write this - but if Joss Whedon dies, he gets his own thread, right? And the whole colour-scheme of the Box goes to blacks and sombre greys for the day? And we all change our DPs to his crazy, huge-fodded face?

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Don't even think of such things!!!

My friend and I were just gushing over how much we love him!!

Plus, he's gotta be immortal!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on July 15, 2010, 06:10:58 AM
It occurred to me today - and I'm whispering lucky chants and touching a wooden desk and crossing my fingers and toes to fend off the karma monster while I write this - but if Joss Whedon dies, he gets his own thread, right? And the whole colour-scheme of the Box goes to blacks and sombre greys for the day? And we all change our DPs to his crazy, huge-fodded face?

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Don't even think of such things!!!

My friend and I were just gushing over how much we love him!!

Plus, he's gotta be immortal!

lmfao, in like 50 years we'll be looking at him like, "Dude, srsly, you have not changed one bit - what's the secret?" and then he'll go all bumpy foreheaded and awesome ;) And then I'll win because I always told my dad Buffy was a documentary and he never believed me. And Twilight fans will cry. And be killed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on July 15, 2010, 07:14:47 PM
I fucking love you Indie so much.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on July 28, 2010, 10:37:35 AM
RIP Maury Chaykin. Maybe not so well known outside of Canada unless you're an Entourage fan. Great guy, great actor.

Very sweet and funny interview with him here:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010/07/27/maury-chaykin-obit.html

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: armyoflarry on July 28, 2010, 05:03:27 PM
Tuli Kupferberg gone to the Great Nothing. Long live The Fugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmJX11_AQE&feature=related


No shit. I was just listening to their second album a few days ago. I love The Fugs.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on August 23, 2010, 07:00:45 AM
Charles Haddon of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool dies at Pukkelpop, they're treating it as suicide

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/21/charles-haddon-belgium-pukkelpop-dead
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on August 23, 2010, 08:16:38 AM
^ I heard about that too, and read about an incident during their performance on Pukkelpop. Charles jumped into the crowd, and landed on a girl, who got injured and hospitalized. According to that article his suicide might have to do with that too. But I have no idea how accurate those rumors are.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on September 04, 2010, 07:23:17 PM
one of my longtime fave comedians, Robert Schimmel.   :'(

rest easy,dude.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on September 13, 2010, 12:26:11 PM

Claude Chabrol.  French director.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-ap-eu-france-obit-chabrol,0,5941201.story
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mette on October 02, 2010, 03:51:19 AM
That lovely old lady in Titanic, Gloria Stuart, died a few days ago. She was 100 years old.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on October 02, 2010, 04:23:47 AM
Tony Curtis
RIP
xx


Why must I find out these things via twitter... on my phone.. That's just cruel.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on October 02, 2010, 11:14:36 PM
Stephen J. Cannell, producer. Magnum PI, The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, The A team. Basically, just about every great show from 1980-1990.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 03, 2010, 11:16:02 PM
Stephen J. Cannell, producer. Magnum PI, The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, The A team. Basically, just about every great show from 1980-1990.
It's not true... He, um, faked his death so he could do secret under-cover research
for his next super badass show...   You just watch - Stephen J. can't die!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on October 05, 2010, 12:21:09 AM
Norman Wisdom, RIP.

(http://www.nndb.com/people/274/000026196/norman-wisdom-sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: caddy on October 05, 2010, 01:02:10 AM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 05, 2010, 03:10:55 AM
Norman Wisdom, RIP.

(http://www.nndb.com/people/274/000026196/norman-wisdom-sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on October 05, 2010, 09:00:23 PM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.

Well, I guess if the title of this thread were more honest, it would be "RIP Celebrities We Care to Mention". Not to say his death wasn't noteworthy; it simply went unnoted within the context of this thread until your input.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 06, 2010, 02:34:55 PM
Norman Wisdom, RIP.

(http://www.nndb.com/people/274/000026196/norman-wisdom-sized.jpg)
we're all sorry for your loss, KW...

Were you and Uncle Norman close?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 06, 2010, 02:38:07 PM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.

Well, I guess if the title of this thread were more honest, it would be "RIP Celebrities We Care to Mention". Not to say his death wasn't noteworthy; it simply went unnoted within the context of this thread until your input.
It's an open thread...  If you think the person is worth mentioning, then they are.  I'm not
familiar with Mr. Giraldo's work, and I probably wouldn't have liked it if I were (I don't like
most stand-up comedy), but that doesn't mean it was without value.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on October 06, 2010, 06:49:33 PM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.

Well, I guess if the title of this thread were more honest, it would be "RIP Celebrities We Care to Mention". Not to say his death wasn't noteworthy; it simply went unnoted within the context of this thread until your input.
It's an open thread...  If you think the person is worth mentioning, then they are.  I'm not
familiar with Mr. Giraldo's work, and I probably wouldn't have liked it if I were (I don't like
most stand-up comedy), but that doesn't mean it was without value.

Well, yes, but I'm saying that it really falls on the user being aware of a certain death and being compelled to notify of the death on this thread. From the sounds of things quite a few people on this forum hadn't heard of Greg Giraldo. I'm not trying to define what's "worth mentioning" - sorry if I came across the wrong way.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: caddy on October 07, 2010, 12:29:24 AM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.

Well, I guess if the title of this thread were more honest, it would be "RIP Celebrities We Care to Mention". Not to say his death wasn't noteworthy; it simply went unnoted within the context of this thread until your input.
It's an open thread...  If you think the person is worth mentioning, then they are.  I'm not
familiar with Mr. Giraldo's work, and I probably wouldn't have liked it if I were (I don't like
most stand-up comedy), but that doesn't mean it was without value.

Well, yes, but I'm saying that it really falls on the user being aware of a certain death and being compelled to notify of the death on this thread. From the sounds of things quite a few people on this forum hadn't heard of Greg Giraldo. I'm not trying to define what's "worth mentioning" - sorry if I came across the wrong way.


That's funny, because many of the deaths in this thread are pretty much people I've never heard of in my life, but everybody goes apeshit over them  ~shrugs~  I don't really care about any of the deaths, just saying.  He was all over Comedy Central, and I loved that channel when I had television.  Whatever, sorry I said anything.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on October 07, 2010, 08:48:43 AM
Non Dutchies don't know him, but today I heard that Antonie Kamerling died. He committed suicide yesterday. I always liked this guy... Hearing this was quite a shock, really.
He was 44, and leaves behind his wife and his two kids.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on October 07, 2010, 08:14:17 PM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.

Well, I guess if the title of this thread were more honest, it would be "RIP Celebrities We Care to Mention". Not to say his death wasn't noteworthy; it simply went unnoted within the context of this thread until your input.
It's an open thread...  If you think the person is worth mentioning, then they are.  I'm not
familiar with Mr. Giraldo's work, and I probably wouldn't have liked it if I were (I don't like
most stand-up comedy), but that doesn't mean it was without value.

Well, yes, but I'm saying that it really falls on the user being aware of a certain death and being compelled to notify of the death on this thread. From the sounds of things quite a few people on this forum hadn't heard of Greg Giraldo. I'm not trying to define what's "worth mentioning" - sorry if I came across the wrong way.


That's funny, because many of the deaths in this thread are pretty much people I've never heard of in my life, but everybody goes apeshit over them  ~shrugs~  I don't really care about any of the deaths, just saying.  He was all over Comedy Central, and I loved that channel when I had television.  Whatever, sorry I said anything.
Fair point. Again, it's all about how the poster defines notability.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: caddy on October 07, 2010, 10:39:45 PM
I'm surprised Greg Giraldo didn't end up in this thread.  He wasn't horribly funny, but he was a celebrity, and it was tragic.  Overdose, as it always goes.

Well, I guess if the title of this thread were more honest, it would be "RIP Celebrities We Care to Mention". Not to say his death wasn't noteworthy; it simply went unnoted within the context of this thread until your input.
It's an open thread...  If you think the person is worth mentioning, then they are.  I'm not
familiar with Mr. Giraldo's work, and I probably wouldn't have liked it if I were (I don't like
most stand-up comedy), but that doesn't mean it was without value.

Well, yes, but I'm saying that it really falls on the user being aware of a certain death and being compelled to notify of the death on this thread. From the sounds of things quite a few people on this forum hadn't heard of Greg Giraldo. I'm not trying to define what's "worth mentioning" - sorry if I came across the wrong way.


That's funny, because many of the deaths in this thread are pretty much people I've never heard of in my life, but everybody goes apeshit over them  ~shrugs~  I don't really care about any of the deaths, just saying.  He was all over Comedy Central, and I loved that channel when I had television.  Whatever, sorry I said anything.
Fair point. Again, it's all about how the poster defines notability.


I was pissy last night.  Wow.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on October 08, 2010, 07:05:59 AM
I dreamt the other night that Bob Monkhouse died and I was really sad, and then I woke up and was really sad that I'd dreamed of him dying and felt awful, and then realised that he died like five years ago and I was really sad then too.

I miss Bob Monkhouse :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on October 10, 2010, 04:06:01 AM
Solomon Burke
RIP
x

http://www.youtube.com/v/mEu8DrO9PbY
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 17, 2010, 10:30:42 AM
Barbara Billingsley, June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver, died at 94... (http://www.pressherald.com/news/nationworld/tvs-beaver-mom-billingsley-dies-at-age-94_2010-10-17.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on October 20, 2010, 10:59:04 AM
Tom Bosley, 83
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PcX9QTbDVJw/SSyELgmyJYI/AAAAAAAABTc/0re0GccrhyI/s320/Bosley+Tom.jpg)

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 20, 2010, 12:35:07 PM
Barbara Billingsley, June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver, died at 94... (http://www.pressherald.com/news/nationworld/tvs-beaver-mom-billingsley-dies-at-age-94_2010-10-17.html)
Tom Bosley, 83
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PcX9QTbDVJw/SSyELgmyJYI/AAAAAAAABTc/0re0GccrhyI/s320/Bosley+Tom.jpg)

As we all know, these events come in groups of THREE...

So who wil be the next classic-TV parent to drop?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on October 20, 2010, 04:56:08 PM
Grandma Walton is my guess.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Blue Canary on October 20, 2010, 05:34:13 PM
The only other ones I can think of are already dead. :p
There's Marion Ross, but she was also on Happy Days. Does that count?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 20, 2010, 11:01:57 PM
Weeeellllll...... 
Florence Henderson has been pushing herself pretty hard on that Dancing show....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on October 21, 2010, 03:45:10 PM
Ari Up of the Slits. She was only 48  :'(
(http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/art/archives/ari-up_new_dreads_blackhotpants_web_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on October 23, 2010, 02:12:21 PM
Ari Up of the Slits. She was only 48  :'(
(http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/art/archives/ari-up_new_dreads_blackhotpants_web_2.jpg)

Can't express how fucking gutted I am over this. Saw the Slits almost exactly a year ago and it.was.rad.

Didn't know she was so ill.

Fucking gutted.  :'(

*listening to the Slits Peel Sessions over and over*
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 23, 2010, 08:03:42 PM
Bob Guccione died the other day...  He was all about showin' you the slits...  (http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/PrimeKin/rimshot.gif)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on October 26, 2010, 06:37:44 AM
My favourite psychic cephalopod - Paul the Octopus. Found dead in his aquarium in Germany.

RIP Paul.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 26, 2010, 03:26:45 PM
My favourite psychic cephalopod - Paul the Octopus. Found dead in his aquarium in Germany.

RIP Paul.
He was murdered....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on October 26, 2010, 08:22:14 PM
My favourite psychic cephalopod - Paul the Octopus. Found dead in his aquarium in Germany.

RIP Paul.
He was murdered....
not likely, he would have seen it coming and run away
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 26, 2010, 09:57:54 PM
My favourite psychic cephalopod - Paul the Octopus. Found dead in his aquarium in Germany.

RIP Paul.
He was murdered....
not likely, he would have seen it coming and run away
Check the literature... 
A common weakness among pre-cogs is that they can't see their own imminent murder.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on October 27, 2010, 12:33:33 AM
My favourite psychic cephalopod - Paul the Octopus. Found dead in his aquarium in Germany.

RIP Paul.
He was murdered....
not likely, he would have seen it coming and run away
Check the literature... 
A common weakness among pre-cogs is that they can't see their own imminent murder.
ok then spongebob would have saved him in that case. Other than that, was just a cheap joke :D
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on November 11, 2010, 11:27:16 PM
http://io9.com/5687656/rip-legendary-producer-dino-de-laurentiis

 :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on November 12, 2010, 12:55:10 AM
http://io9.com/5687656/rip-legendary-producer-dino-de-laurentiis

 :'(

#@!
Indeed, an icon in his field.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on November 25, 2010, 09:22:40 AM
RIP Peter Christopherson, aka Sleazy, of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and Hipgnosis.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on November 25, 2010, 10:12:31 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on November 28, 2010, 08:25:04 PM
I'm hearing some reports about Leslie Nielson, the lead behind the Naked Gun movies as well as one of the characters from Airplane

edit: http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/28/leslie-nielsen-dead-dies-naked-gun-police-squad-airplane/
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on November 28, 2010, 10:28:43 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on November 28, 2010, 10:55:48 PM
Surely you can't be serious!


:( 
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on November 28, 2010, 11:57:17 PM
I am serious....  and don't call me Shirley.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on November 29, 2010, 12:00:49 AM
I am serious....  and don't call me Shirley.
:D :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on November 29, 2010, 11:15:33 AM
^^^
 :'( :'( :'(

RIP a true legend
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on November 29, 2010, 12:10:37 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on November 29, 2010, 12:25:20 PM
 :'( :'( :'( so sad, i wuved him
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Paul on November 29, 2010, 04:47:16 PM
Nice Beaver.....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on November 29, 2010, 05:39:42 PM
"Jane, Jane, the name always reminded me of her"

This is so sad, one of the last men who could pull off slapstick
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on November 29, 2010, 06:42:17 PM
Loved his movies, loved the guy. He shall be missed... :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Paul Jon on December 03, 2010, 05:27:40 AM
Hammer Films' - I was about to say "scream queen" but she wasn't at all, she was the one making the other girls scream - Ingrid Pitt also passed away last week...
(http://www.davidlrattigan.com/ingrid%20pitt.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 07, 2010, 09:31:40 AM
Rob should've posted this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/_T6bXYp-R9Q

so long, Don. :(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 16, 2010, 01:36:29 PM
Blake Edwards has died, at age 88...

I won't even try to sum up his career (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001175/), but to label him an icon would be an understatement.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 16, 2010, 09:06:06 PM
 :'(

if there's an afterlife, hopefully Peter Sellers was the first to greet him.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 17, 2010, 07:53:20 PM
I'm seeing reports that Captain Beefheart has died.....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: tw2113 on December 17, 2010, 08:59:42 PM
Same with me regarding Beefheart
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on December 17, 2010, 09:59:15 PM
So sad Cpt Beefheart has died.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 26, 2010, 10:17:29 PM
goodbye, Teena   :'(

http://www.youtube.com/v/lYVWoi72Ow4

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 30, 2010, 11:52:04 AM
Rosie the Riveter:   http://www.mydesert.com/article/20101230/NEWS01/101230006/Michigan+woman+who+inspired++Rosie+the+Riveter++dies+at+86


:(


#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: plasticmoo on January 02, 2011, 10:57:13 AM
Per Oscarsson

It's not confirmed, but no one could get in touch with him or his wife so they went to their house. All that was left was the chimney ):
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on January 02, 2011, 10:04:01 PM
^ not a good sign.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 03, 2011, 11:15:24 AM
Sadly, a two-for-one...

Pete Postlethwaite, whose work I have enjoyed quite a bit, died
at age 64 after a lengthy fight with cancer....
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgyMjAxMDgwNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDQyOTI3._V1._SX480_SY360_.jpg)


...and as we all know, Anne Francis starred in Forbidden Planet (and about a million other things)
but she has died at age 80.
(http://digilander.libero.it/guido_1953/pics/x-forbidden-planet/Forbidden_Planet_small_anne_francis-1.jpg)

 :sad7:



Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on January 03, 2011, 01:00:47 PM
Sadly, a two-for-one...

Pete Postlethwaite, whose work I have enjoyed quite a bit, died
at age 64 after a lengthy fight with cancer....

:(

 :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on January 03, 2011, 08:40:16 PM
Sadly, a two-for-one...

Pete Postlethwaite, whose work I have enjoyed quite a bit, died
at age 64 after a lengthy fight with cancer....

:(

 :'( :'(

 :'( :'( :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on January 04, 2011, 05:01:17 PM
Sadly, a two-for-one...

Pete Postlethwaite, whose work I have enjoyed quite a bit, died
at age 64 after a lengthy fight with cancer....

:(

 :'( :'(

 :'( :'( :'(

#@!

 :( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 05, 2011, 12:19:51 AM
....and the bummers roll on....

Gerry Rafferty died yesterday, also from cancer, in his early 60s....

http://www.youtube.com/v/WkS169P_Eeo


...or you might know that song they used in Reservoir Dogs....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: my beautiful idiot on January 05, 2011, 12:22:51 AM
Jill Haworth passed away at the age of 65. She was the original Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on January 06, 2011, 09:05:05 AM
....and the bummers roll on....

Gerry Rafferty died yesterday, also from cancer, in his early 60s....

http://www.youtube.com/v/WkS169P_Eeo


...or you might know that song they used in Reservoir Dogs....

Looks like he became Stuck In The Middle With Death
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Noosha on January 07, 2011, 02:41:25 PM
Mick Karn lost his fight with cancer.

4th Jan 2011
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on January 24, 2011, 08:42:59 PM
RIP Jack LaLanne, aged 96. Up until the pneumonia that finally ended this guy's vibrant life, I guarantee he could have still kicked the crap out of everyone here. Tough as nails and was pushing for proper diet and exercise decades before it became the vogue thing.

Jack, in his prime: (http://www.raw-food-repair.com/images/jack-lalanne.jpg)

Jack at 71: (http://www.healthhabits.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/jack-lalanne-at-71.jpg)

Jack at 95: (http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID2854/images/Lalanne.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on January 25, 2011, 10:17:35 AM
you had a damn good run there, Jack.

:(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on January 25, 2011, 11:23:40 AM
damn, i love that guy.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 26, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
A man I only know of 'cuz the Dresden Dolls needed a way to blow off steam
after dealing with P!@tD.....

RIP Charlie Louvin, half of The Louvin Brothers, at age 83....

http://www.youtube.com/v/pWd0Ub3d0C0
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on February 04, 2011, 10:09:51 AM

Maria Schneider, actress (Last Tango in Paris; The Passenger) dies at 58:       

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/last-tango-in-paris-star-maria-schneider-dies/?hp
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on February 06, 2011, 04:13:59 AM
Legendary burlesque dancer, pinup girl and B grade actress Tura Satana.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQemWkBcvmbyc90YGuf_9gV6RZlmAV_EcZ9J0jjv0QvswYGwZrU)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 06, 2011, 10:09:14 AM
Legendary burlesque dancer, pinup girl and B grade actress Tura Satana.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQemWkBcvmbyc90YGuf_9gV6RZlmAV_EcZ9J0jjv0QvswYGwZrU)

 :'( :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on February 06, 2011, 03:37:49 PM
Gary Moore found dead in Spain at the age of 58
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 06, 2011, 08:24:50 PM
 :'(  :'(  :'(


for those who never knew...

http://www.youtube.com/v/18FgnFVm5k0

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on February 28, 2011, 09:21:53 PM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g270/cbizzell/janerussell.jpg)
          :o


Jane Russell  1921-2011    :sad7:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 08, 2011, 10:50:30 PM
original Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead in Utah earlier today.

say hi to Layne.   :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: such a classic girl on March 08, 2011, 11:17:48 PM
original Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead in Utah earlier today.

say hi to Layne.   :'(

#@!

oh no, that's sad. :'( drugs?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 08, 2011, 11:46:49 PM
original Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead in Utah earlier today.

say hi to Layne.   :'(

#@!
Oh no. :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on March 13, 2011, 02:59:16 PM
Jazz drummer Joe Morello (mostly known for his work with Dave Brubeck) died at the age of 82.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: theseeker on March 13, 2011, 03:54:45 PM
I know someone else said it, and it's not recent... but Douglas Adams, whhhhhhy :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on March 13, 2011, 05:43:12 PM
Owsley Stanley RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on March 13, 2011, 06:06:29 PM
Jane Russell  1921-2011    :sad7:

:( I missed this..
RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on March 16, 2011, 12:32:57 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/rapper-nate-dogg-dead-at-41.html

::pours out 40::
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 16, 2011, 06:23:15 PM
^ indeed.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 20, 2011, 02:31:58 AM
Knut (pictured here when he was younger) has died...   :'(
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Knut_Briefmarke_2008.jpg)

Keepers have not revealed cause-of-death.


This one's for you...
http://www.youtube.com/v/l4rXxEn6gnU
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on March 23, 2011, 09:52:11 AM
Liz Taylor.

 :'(
Took me by surprise.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on March 23, 2011, 09:55:18 AM
it did? The woman has been dealing with congestive heart failure since the late 80s. She'd been hospitalized with it for the past 6 weeks.

Not shocked. In the least.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on March 23, 2011, 11:12:32 AM
I've been living in a media vacuum these last few weeks. I am sure my surprise will not stop the world turning.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 23, 2011, 11:15:00 AM
Liz Taylor.

 :'(
Took me by surprise.

it did? The woman has been dealing with congestive heart failure since the late 80s. She'd been hospitalized with it for the past 6 weeks.

Not shocked. In the least.
After a while, you just asssume she's found a way to live with it...

Oddly, my dad and I were just discussing her last night.  He claims to be disgusted by celebrity-gossip
culture, but always finds time to check the scandal pages on the internet...  The Many Marriages Of Liz
may not have been front-page for quite some time, but it's still one of his favourite sources of salacious
speculation.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on March 23, 2011, 11:25:39 AM
Liz Taylor.

 :'(
Took me by surprise.

it did? The woman has been dealing with congestive heart failure since the late 80s. She'd been hospitalized with it for the past 6 weeks.

Not shocked. In the least.
After a while, you just asssume she's found a way to live with it...

she was the pinnacle of hollywood stardom,
when i was growing up

sad she's gone, but she had a decent and long life
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on March 23, 2011, 03:57:56 PM
liz taylor?  i was pretty sure she would live forever, simply because death wouldn't be capable of being rude enough to fuck with her.


damn.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on March 24, 2011, 08:25:27 AM
liz taylor?  i was pretty sure she would live forever, simply because death wouldn't be capable of being rude enough to fuck with her.

damn.

The NT Times obit
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/movies/elizabeth-taylor-obituary.html?ref=obituaries&pagewanted=all (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/movies/elizabeth-taylor-obituary.html?ref=obituaries&pagewanted=all)

Their video has a great selection of her movie scenes
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/03/23/movies/100000000740860/eliz-taylor-obit.html?ref=movies (http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/03/23/movies/100000000740860/eliz-taylor-obit.html?ref=movies)
and A.O.Scott is such an awesome movie geek
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on March 24, 2011, 09:10:34 AM
She was the most beautiful Cleopatra, i still can't take myself from watching that movie whenever i see it on TV.
I'm going to miss her violet eyes. May she rest in sleep.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on March 28, 2011, 04:43:52 PM
Elizabeth Taylor
RIP
xxx
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 28, 2011, 10:34:09 PM
Knut (pictured here when he was younger) has died...   :'(
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Knut_Briefmarke_2008.jpg)

Keepers have not revealed cause-of-death.



1) I read that he's going to be stuffed and mounted somewhere in the zoo.  :D

2) fishy was obsessed with Knut; she was who I thought of when I heard the news.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on April 04, 2011, 06:51:22 AM
just in case no one posted this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gough

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Alfredmgough.jpg)

Serious dude. Michael Caine you haven't a patch on his Alfred.

Odd thing.. his last role was a Dodo in Alice in Wonderland, now like the Dodo he is extinct. Intentional swan/dodo song?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 04, 2011, 04:07:52 PM
Funny, I was just reading (in Jasper Fforde's latest, One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing   O0 )
that there are actually only three dodos in ALL of fiction... "One was dangerously psychotic, the
second was something big over in Natural History, which left only one.  The dodo from Alice was
the same [dodo in Fforde's series]"

Who knew?

And yeah, a much better Alfred (although I think he was really just
doing his best to copy Sir John Gielgud in Arthur.....)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on April 05, 2011, 05:35:23 AM
Former MANOWAR Drummer SCOTT COLUMBUS Dead At 54  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 09, 2011, 07:59:44 PM
^   :'(


legendary film director Sidney Lumet:   http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=640344&GT1=28101


#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 18, 2011, 07:51:34 PM
jerry jones, president of the roadhouse riders.  they think it was a heart attack, about two hours ago.  i'm on standby to meet them on the way from birmingham and escort his body home; so far i hear about thirty bikes have shown up there.  he isn't really a celebrity, but he's the one person i know locally who probably knew more people than i do.

no matter where the guy was, his eyes were the most blue, his laugh was the loudest, and he rode faster than anyone else.  i've also never seen anyone more in love than him and his wife; they were like teenagers.  i can't even begin to imagine how huge this funeral will be.


(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/199096_1735634405110_1666086705_1578072_6023828_n.jpg)(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/37176_131567356892748_100001184522242_154742_8125482_n.jpg)(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/155114_1604775493719_1666086705_1346140_254786_n.jpg)(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/163692_10150141229473975_595873974_7976630_4083330_n.jpg)


we're going to miss him.


Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 18, 2011, 11:33:36 PM
y'all gotta send him off right.


...deepest condolences.

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 19, 2011, 12:01:18 AM
What Cletus said....


You do his ink?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 19, 2011, 12:21:13 AM
i did all his ink since the first bit i did on him, yes.  i didnt do the armband and stuff, but i did his roadhouse patch tattoo, which was his favorite, and some other little stuff.  his widow is, of course, wanting a portrait of him, which she will be getting for no charge.

of course, i have a mere forty or so memorial tattoos lined up already.  there will be way, way more.

and, we will send him off right, no worries.  the funeral is thursday.  we didn't bring him home to the funeral home tonight, because he's an organ donor and they wanted to do the harvesting tonight, so, tomorrow.  i still ended up riding to and fro about two hours getting his widow settled, putting up his bike, and making sure everyone is okay.  you havent lived until you have had a fifty-year-old guy dressed from head to foot in leather weeping on your shoulder like a small child...much less twenty or so of them.  i don't think jerry ever met a stranger, and it's so odd to know a biker without any enemies.  i think the vote for a new prez is this coming friday; we were having a special meeting anyway to determine the fate of a member that pissed everybody off last week or something, i wasn't there.  amazing how fast this all got organized, considering how upset everyone is.

now, i have to go draw a portrait and come up with a memorial tattoo, and probably a patch.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 19, 2011, 09:37:10 AM
and which ride is going to become the Jerry Jones memorial ride?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 19, 2011, 11:19:16 AM
no idea, i don't plan the rides.  but, i am certain there will be one.

edit:  this is most likely the picture i am working off of for the drawn portrait.  i have to admit to not liking to work on something under these circumstances; i have always wanted to draw the guy, but not like this.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206947_166554896735841_100001439966255_414255_2125981_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 19, 2011, 02:14:49 PM
a goofball suggestion? I'm guessing Jerry was well known for his blue eyes. Maybe a black and gray memorial portrait, but match his eye color. This is coming from a hetero guy. That man's eyes are just plain memorable.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: my beautiful idiot on April 19, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
Elisabeth Sladen, best known as Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures passed away today at age 63. I heard it was from cancer. BBC has confirmed it as have several other sites.

This is a truly saddening moment, she gave so much to the community.

RIP you wonderful lady.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 19, 2011, 05:20:07 PM
I grew up watching her with Tom Baker (the 4th Doctor) and his predecessor Jon Pertwee (the 3rd Doctor). It was HUGE news when they announced she was leaving the show back in the early 80s.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on April 19, 2011, 05:33:18 PM
Fuck, for real?? That's insane....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on April 19, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
Sarah Jane was always my favourite companion.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: my beautiful idiot on April 19, 2011, 06:06:41 PM
Fuck, for real?? That's insane....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13137674
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on April 19, 2011, 07:36:51 PM
 :'( :'( :'(
My mom and I are both sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 20, 2011, 12:58:02 AM
Russel Davies' tribute/eulogy:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13137935

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 20, 2011, 06:15:01 PM
TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith, dead of lung cancer at 36:    http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/04/20/135578544/gerard-smith-member-of-tv-on-the-radio-has-died


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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 21, 2011, 03:15:30 AM
a goofball suggestion? I'm guessing Jerry was well known for his blue eyes. Maybe a black and gray memorial portrait, but match his eye color. This is coming from a hetero guy. That man's eyes are just plain memorable.
very well known for the eyes, yes.  and, i thought about even charcoal paper for the drawn portrait, and i've got tattoo ink to match the eyes as well, should i be called upon to do a skin version.

the memorial tattoos started today.  patcholders' memorials are free, but all tips and donations and proceeds from members and non-club members are going into a fund for his family.  as i understand it, the trailer to carry his coffin and bike have already been built as of this afternoon.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 21, 2011, 05:07:24 PM
That's awesome that you're doing this for that whole group, Ag!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on April 22, 2011, 03:05:49 AM
memorial tattoos are traditional in mc clubs, and even though roadhouse is an rc club, everybody's attitude/loyalty is very similar to 1%-ers......without the outlaw aspect, of course; a lot of us are emt's and firemen and such.  and, a lot of folks are helping his family privately of course, so this is a non-extortionist way to add a little extra help to something we would be doing anyway.  my (bidness) partner, raven, drew the actual template in the end, but there was about an hour's worth of collaboration on the 'official' memorial.  i'm very impressed with raven, who is more the crotch-rocket sort, and not an official club member, has enough admiration and respect to pitch in with his own needles and tubes and do as many of these as ask, if i'm busy or overloaded (as has happened twice).

here is one of the tattoos.  you'll see a double line or two cause she was flinchy, and this one was done at the end of a loooong night, but we will touch it up later when she gets something new.  this particular lady has a skull tattooed in her ear, for which she was not at all flinchy.


(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215718_10150269979513975_595873974_9247325_5636418_n.jpg)


there will be a whole lot more photos and things on my facebook, lest i continuously hijack the celebrity rip thread.  i'm just not looking terribly forward to the next two days; wake and funeral.  we're even closing the shop on a saturday.  i don't believe i have ever done that before.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on April 23, 2011, 03:42:39 AM
RIP Jack LaLanne, aged 96. Up until the pneumonia that finally ended this guy's vibrant life, I guarantee he could have still kicked the crap out of everyone here. Tough as nails and was pushing for proper diet and exercise decades before it became the vogue thing.

Jack, in his prime: (http://www.raw-food-repair.com/images/jack-lalanne.jpg)

Jack at 71: (http://www.healthhabits.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/jack-lalanne-at-71.jpg)

Jack at 95: (http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID2854/images/Lalanne.jpg)
"Long live living long"...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP - Max Mathews
Post by: lentower on April 26, 2011, 08:44:56 AM
Max Mathews
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/max-mathews-father-of-computer-music-dies-at-84.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/max-mathews-father-of-computer-music-dies-at-84.html)

Wonder if he'll be mentioned at Rethink Music today?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 26, 2011, 11:10:19 AM
Poly Styrene (of X Ray Spex)  :buck2:


I admit, this is a performer whose work I only know generally, but still something of an icon.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 26, 2011, 11:18:50 AM
whoa.  :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on April 26, 2011, 12:06:22 PM
Max Mathews
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/max-mathews-father-of-computer-music-dies-at-84.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/max-mathews-father-of-computer-music-dies-at-84.html)

Wonder if he'll be mentioned at Rethink Music today?

btw, Max essentially created digital music ...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on April 26, 2011, 01:04:56 PM
Poly Styrene (of X Ray Spex)  :buck2:


I admit, this is a performer whose work I only know generally, but still something of an icon.

Really? OMG she followed me on twitter about 2 weeks ago and til then i'd never heard about her. Checked her twitter and the last tweet was saying "she won her battle monday evening to go higher places"  :'( I've never listened to her, but it's sad.

Quote from: John Donne
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as a manor of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 26, 2011, 01:33:45 PM
Phoebe Snow, RIP
 :'(

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 02, 2011, 01:33:53 AM
Celebrity comes in all shapes, sizes, and reasons.

Osama Bin Laden.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on May 02, 2011, 05:54:29 AM
Celebrity comes in all shapes, sizes, and reasons.

Osama Bin Laden.

has it's own thread
http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=17621.0
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 03, 2011, 09:46:02 AM
is this or is this not the Celebrity RIP thread?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 03, 2011, 01:55:07 PM
Indeed, my thought in creating this thread was to make sure people who are/were sufficiently
noteworthy to, well, note... but perhaps not of such stature as to rate a thread all to themselves
would have a place for people to, um, note them and their passing.

No law says someone can't have their own specific thread.  Indeed, that keeps the flow of this
thread from getting cluttered with lengthy discussion of one higher-order celebrity.

Besides, Jack LaLanne woulda kicked Osama's ass.... Poly Styrene probably would have too.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 17, 2011, 01:28:59 PM
Minnesota Twins slugging legend Harmon Killebrew, RIP.   :'(

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on May 20, 2011, 01:01:17 PM
RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 20, 2011, 05:31:52 PM
RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage

:(


more details here:    http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/Macho-Man-Randy-Savage-dies-in-car-accident-052011/?GT1=39002

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 27, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
RIP Jeff Conaway - Age 60. Let me say goodbye to his three best known characters.

Kenickie from Grease - May you continue giving "Hickies from Kenickie" in the great beyond

Bobby Wheeler from Taxi - May you have enough fare to get to your big acting gig in the sky

Security Chief Zack Allen from Babylon 5 - Find peace beyond the Rim.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2011, 07:37:37 PM
 :'(

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on May 28, 2011, 06:00:42 AM
Oh my god! I knew he was in a coma but I didn't know he had passed.
That's so sad. It's awful the way his life went. Kenickie and the rest of those characters were, and still, are a major part of my life and development growing up. I was already planning to watch Grease again soon, now I definitely have to. I'm always a bit sad watching stuff with people who have died, but it'll be a celebration in his memory.

RIP
xxx
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 28, 2011, 11:27:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/qGaoXAwl9kw

goodbye, Gil.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: cbkof on May 28, 2011, 01:46:52 PM
^ Ah shit.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on June 03, 2011, 11:33:50 AM
Jack Kevorkian 83
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 03, 2011, 12:45:27 PM
peace, Jack   :'(

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on June 03, 2011, 12:58:45 PM
Knut (pictured here when he was younger) has died...   :'(
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Knut_Briefmarke_2008.jpg)

Keepers have not revealed cause-of-death.



1) I read that he's going to be stuffed and mounted somewhere in the zoo.  :D

2) fishy was obsessed with Knut; she was who I thought of when I heard the news.

#@!

I read an article just yesterday about Knut and his keeper. Apparently there's a video of Knut's death and him falling into the water in his enclosure afterwards. That sounds heartbreaking, not planning on watching that.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: VinsanityOrElse on June 05, 2011, 12:25:59 AM
Apparently James Arness died,

 (http://img.over-blog.com/345x307/3/01/25/75/WESTERN-12/ARNESS--2-.jpg)


I only find this out because he's my gram's cousin. What CRAP! We we're living in LA for the past 2 frickin YEARS! I could have at least gotten to know him first.


Peter Graves
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OvryYdVtfSo/S557G24Ku2I/AAAAAAAAFfE/hh6dHHvIFGo/s400/Peter_Graves_starring_in_Mission_Impossible_Season_2_headshot.png),


his brother also died not too long ago. What bollocks! :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on June 05, 2011, 10:40:37 PM
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/05/3678618/disney-legends-die-within-a-day.html

Maybe not "celebrities" in some circles, but they both definitely had an impact on me.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 12, 2011, 10:23:07 AM
Anal Cunt lead screamer Seth Putnam, dead at 43  :(

http://www.youtube.com/v/8tx3GDPcPa4

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 18, 2011, 11:55:38 PM
E Street Band saxman Clarence Clemons:    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43452956?gt1=43001

RIP

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Two Headed Boy on June 19, 2011, 04:26:00 PM
RIP Clarence 'Big Man' Clemons

http://youtu.be/7DAsVZkoR6c (http://youtu.be/7DAsVZkoR6c)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 20, 2011, 01:15:34 PM
Ryan Dunn from Jackass. Died in a car wreck. :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: overratedtoejam on June 20, 2011, 01:16:38 PM
i just heard about that...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! and i was just watching all the jackass movies :'(.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 20, 2011, 03:44:11 PM
ya gotta admit he'd laugh at the way he went out.

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Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on June 20, 2011, 03:50:43 PM
He was definitely one of my favourites of all the Jackass guys.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 20, 2011, 07:25:57 PM
Ryan Dunn from Jackass. Died in a car wreck. :(
I've been trying all day to muster up any response to this except "good riddance, idiot..."

So far, no luck.

At least I feel guilty about my less-than-charitable response...  :-\
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on June 21, 2011, 11:59:22 AM
Excessive alcohol plus high speed equals what, class?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Captain Oblivious on June 21, 2011, 12:01:37 PM
I heard about this not long after it was reported. It's sad that he's dead and all but the only reason he's famous is cos he stuck a toy car up his ass. I've never seen any of the Jackass films and I don't really have any desire to so I'd never even heard of him before he died.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Dejah Thoris on June 21, 2011, 12:29:07 PM
Excessive alcohol plus high speed equals what, class?


Being a jackass?


I've never seen any of the Jackass films and I don't really have any desire to so I'd never even heard of him before he died.


Ditto.  My interest in seeing any of the Jackass movies remains roughly at around -0143
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on June 22, 2011, 08:33:44 AM
Ryan Dunn from Jackass. Died in a car wreck. :(
I've been trying all day to muster up any response to this except "good riddance, idiot..."

So far, no luck.

At least I feel guilty about my less-than-charitable response...  :-\
too bad he didn't have bam and steve-o in the car with him.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 22, 2011, 09:48:42 AM
Ryan Dunn from Jackass. Died in a car wreck. :(
I've been trying all day to muster up any response to this except "good riddance, idiot..."

So far, no luck.

At least I feel guilty about my less-than-charitable response...  :-\
too bad he didn't have bam and steve-o in the car with him.
Woulda been just like poor Steve Irwin, but without any of the downside and regret.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: overratedtoejam on June 22, 2011, 09:03:48 PM
i can understand not liking somebody, but i don't understand all this disrespect towards someone's death. maybe i'm just being a titty baby, but with me being sad about this it just doesn't sit right with me to see him getting trashed on here and everywhere else. sure, jackass isn't everybody's cup of tea, but i grew up with it and i happen to like it. all of those guys made me laugh..and laugh..and laugh. what's better than that? yes they did stupid shit, but they did it with the sole purpose to make their friends and their fans laugh. ryan dunn was one of my favorites of the jackass crew and it makes me sad that he died and even sadder that people are so keen on trashing him after the fact. he seemed like a good guy and he gave me a lot of laughs (and lots of other people), what's wrong with that? sure it's not smart to drink and drive, but i'm sure a good handful of you have drunken and driven when you probably shouldn't have.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on June 23, 2011, 01:43:50 AM
Fine. He died. Boo fucking Hoo. Is that better? I have no sympathy for irresponsibility at his age. He didn't just kill himself, he got his passenger killed as well.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: overratedtoejam on June 23, 2011, 01:52:07 AM
i guess all i was trying to say (in maybe a bit too elaborate way) is that he was a funny guy and made people happy, and it's weird that people are dissing him for that when he dies.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: youve_lost on June 23, 2011, 02:29:57 AM
I was actually really sad to come on here and see the anger over Ryan Dunn's death.  Yeah, he did a lot of stupid things to make a lot of people laugh, and clearly he didn't make some bright decisions.  But to say you're happy someone dies, and wish two others died with him (Bam and Steve-O), is a really low point.  I hate to be the one to say "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all," but is this type of commentary over someone's death with a grieving family, friends, and fanbase (even though you aren't part of it, others are welcome to be) is disrespectful.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 23, 2011, 02:40:07 AM
i guess all i was trying to say (in maybe a bit too elaborate way) is that he was a funny guy and made people happy, and it's weird that people are dissing him for that when he dies.

I wonder if there would be this kind of vitriol if he had been a musician or a writer. Probably not.

Jackass is the one thing my sisters and I can sit and watch together. We grew up with a bunch of moron skater boys, very similar to the Jackasses so we have a bit of a soft spot for them.  

My youngest sister was so upset when she heard Dunn had died that she rang me at 1am to tell me what had happened. I'm not that heartbroken, it's sad that a decent guy died in a stupid way, it's sadder still that he took someone out with him. His bad decision ruined many people's lives. A bunch of the people on the internet being asshats about it probably won't make them feel any better.

Hopefully people will learn from this and realise that alcohol + speed = fiery death, no matter who they are.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 23, 2011, 03:40:58 PM
i guess all i was trying to say (in maybe a bit too elaborate way) is that he was a funny guy and made people happy, and it's weird that people are dissing him for that when he dies.
I wonder if there would be this kind of vitriol if he had been a musician or a writer. Probably not.
No, because (with the possible exception of Amy Winehouse) writers and musicians don't build their entire
careers on a talent-free stream of lessons on what-not-to-do. [Not the absence of hyperbole in that statement.]
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on June 23, 2011, 03:49:55 PM
^Hey, Amy Winehouse might be a crumbling mess but she's got a hell of a pair of lungs.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on June 24, 2011, 02:29:26 PM
Peter Falk RIP (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43526826/ns/today-entertainment/)
Quote
Actor Peter Falk, known to millions as the rumpled star of television crime drama "Columbo," has died, KTLA.com reports. The actor was 83.

He reportedly was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Falk first played Lieutenant Columbo (his first name was never clearly announced, though one badge image lists it as "Frank") in a 1968 TV movie. Its popularity led to a second film and then to the series, which ran from 1971 to 1978. Even after the show was canceled, Falk would play the laid-back detective in "Columbo" TV movies.

"He looks like a flood victim," Falk once said of his famous character. "You feel sorry for him. He appears to be seeing nothing, but he's seeing everything. Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work."

Columbo's trademark was an ancient raincoat Falk had once bought for himself. After 25 years on television, the coat became so tattered it had to be replaced...

Happy he isn't dealing with Alzheimer's anymore. Sad he's dead as his detective was one of my favorites, plus nobody could have played Grandpa in The Princess Bride the way he did.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 24, 2011, 06:05:34 PM
Peter Falk RIP (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43526826/ns/today-entertainment/)
Quote
Actor Peter Falk, known to millions as the rumpled star of television crime drama "Columbo," has died, KTLA.com reports. The actor was 83.

He reportedly was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Falk first played Lieutenant Columbo (his first name was never clearly announced, though one badge image lists it as "Frank") in a 1968 TV movie. Its popularity led to a second film and then to the series, which ran from 1971 to 1978. Even after the show was canceled, Falk would play the laid-back detective in "Columbo" TV movies.

"He looks like a flood victim," Falk once said of his famous character. "You feel sorry for him. He appears to be seeing nothing, but he's seeing everything. Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work."

Columbo's trademark was an ancient raincoat Falk had once bought for himself. After 25 years on television, the coat became so tattered it had to be replaced...

Happy he isn't dealing with Alzheimer's anymore. Sad he's dead as his detective was one of my favorites, plus nobody could have played Grandpa in The Princess Bride the way he did.
What he said....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 24, 2011, 06:06:19 PM
Oh....  just one more question.......   
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Sarah Doll on June 24, 2011, 07:02:55 PM
RIP Falk :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on June 25, 2011, 02:54:32 AM
everyone should watch Wings of Desire today
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Miss Sahara on July 07, 2011, 09:13:57 AM
RIP Cy Twombly

and yes rip peter falk  :-(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 07, 2011, 09:34:32 AM
Cy Trombley!

SAD ! ! !
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on July 08, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
Betty Ford dies this morning at 93 :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on July 21, 2011, 08:22:55 PM
Lucien Freud. Amazing artist and grandson of Sigmund died yesterday at the age of 88.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on July 23, 2011, 12:49:30 PM
Amy Winehouse. 27. Found dead in London flat.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Dejah Thoris on July 23, 2011, 12:59:37 PM
Amy Winehouse. 27. Found dead in London flat.



That totally sucks.  Such a great singer.  What is it with dying at 27?  Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Mia Zapata (I'm sure there are more) and now Miss Winehouse.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 23, 2011, 01:01:21 PM
Amy Winehouse. 27. Found dead in London flat.



That totally sucks.  Such a great singer.  What is it with dying at 27?  Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Mia Zapata (I'm sure there are more) and now Miss Winehouse.


it's an omen.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 23, 2011, 01:07:45 PM
It's called "a waste of fucking talent"

We haven't had a recent lesson in "what not to do" for a while.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on July 23, 2011, 01:15:16 PM
More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237

But lets face it: her recente concerts were quite awful. At least those she made here this year.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 01:38:56 PM
Which was an obvious sign she needed help....
such sad news........this month is turning out to be a bit of a major shit
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CottonCandy on July 23, 2011, 02:02:19 PM
Amy Winehouse. 27. Found dead in London flat.



That totally sucks.  Such a great singer.  What is it with dying at 27?  Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Mia Zapata (I'm sure there are more) and now Miss Winehouse.



Just read the news, first reaction was "oh! :(" and then thought how it's sadly not that surprising, seeing the way she was going.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 23, 2011, 02:03:37 PM
I think the song "Rehab" was her cry for help, TBH. Hello, irony?

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 02:14:00 PM
not really a jokey subject....i knew her to say hello to before the celeb culture took hold......Amy was a lovely person and it just reminds me of how close to death we all are......
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 23, 2011, 02:19:49 PM
facebook is covered with amy winehouse stati.

interestingly, the trend seems to be gay guys are missing her and remembering her music, and other folks seem to be more cracking jokes or saying 'i expected this'
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 02:24:48 PM
tis fucking annoying......just everyone try to be a tad sensitive to yet another sad death among so many others so recently
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 23, 2011, 02:28:19 PM
it's never a good idea to be gleeful about someone's death.  which is not to say there aren't deaths worth celebrating, but it's more a time to think about things than to get giddy.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 02:28:25 PM
..sorry but i actually met her several times and she knew me to say hello to.......plenty of people here know people with problems...her main problem was being thrust into a fame based hedonistic society with no true friends........let her rest peacefully
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 23, 2011, 02:30:06 PM
..sorry but i actually met her several times and she knew me to say hello to.......plenty of people here know people with problems...her main problem was being thrust into a fame based hedonistic society with no true friends........let her rest peacefully
that's honestly the main problem with all the unfortunate members of club 27.  i'm sorry you lost your friend, though.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 23, 2011, 02:41:00 PM
not really a jokey subject....i knew her to say hello to before the celeb culture took hold......Amy was a lovely person and it just reminds me of how close to death we all are......

I understand you knew her. Sorry for your loss, but it doesn't change the fact that when you sing about your bad habits and your refusing to get help, it really makes it more difficult to look past the irony. Surely you can understand that.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 02:43:17 PM
indeed...and as you well know...we all have our flaws, not too long ago I seriously was cansidering ending things myself
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 23, 2011, 02:46:14 PM
Understand. I'm actually glad I didn't know about it. Suicide attempts were the one type of ambulance call my Army unit decided to not send me out on after my first one. To say, "I reacted badly" is an understatement.

I'm very happy you got yourself all rightened up.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 02:53:54 PM
hardly....but i strive to find reasons day to day to carry on
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 23, 2011, 03:06:07 PM
hardly....but i strive to find reasons day to day to carry on
carrying on will happen if you let it, reason or no.  the best thing is to find things that make you happy.......it's a much more pleasant search, and you'll find yourself plodding along a lot less, and sprinting towards the next thing more.  there are amazing amounts of happiness to be found, you just have to keep lunging.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 23, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
hardly....but i strive to find reasons day to day to carry on

Every journey has to start with the first step.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 23, 2011, 03:08:29 PM
oh i know as do too many people who end up succumbing to the void.....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on July 23, 2011, 03:48:34 PM
Amy Winehouse. 27. Found dead in London flat.



That totally sucks.  Such a great singer.  What is it with dying at 27? 

Paths to destruction.

Someone said that if she didn't get the help she needed, she'd die. Apparently, no one helped. Poor thing.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 23, 2011, 04:44:41 PM
The issue, Mockery, is a lot of people tried to help.  :-\
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on July 23, 2011, 04:45:45 PM
The issue, Mockery, is a lot of people tried to help.  :-\

Now that makes it even sadder.

It seemed to scare my mom because Amy was only five years older than me. No matter what, I'm always her baby.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 23, 2011, 04:58:19 PM
so yeah, i read that to mean, 'my mom is five years older than me' and had to re-focus. 
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 23, 2011, 05:43:46 PM
I loved her much, it was not enough :'(

It must be hard to stay alive when you're 27, super talent, rich, famous and yet all alone.

I watched the performance in Belgrade yesterday, she has been booed many times before too. She doesn't perform on public shows like she does on awards and occassions. But i don't take it as disrespectfulness. She seems to be really sad and high, she nearly cries as she sings Back to Black.

I don't see why people hate her, she has become a toy of the paparazzis, she is not free, each time she makes a mistake millions see what she did. And it's not the best life to lead especially right after you have been divorced.

The girl needs to get a real help, also she needs to get rid of those drugs and her vampire father. His father has always been ok with what she has done as long as she earned million dollars. And her husband, he was the one who took her into these condition.

I just think she's madly depressed. Like Janis Joplin did, the only difference is, Janis could deal with it when she performed. But apparently Amy can't. I'm afraid she may end up like that. And i know she has a great talent, i listen to her since her debut album, so it makes me sad.

She belongs to a better world. A world where people won't leech off of her, a world where people won't judge her instead of trying to help her, a world where people won't make fun of her depression, a world that deserves her wonderful voice.

I hope she says hello to Janis for me.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on July 23, 2011, 05:46:03 PM
I have to say that I am not at all shocked by her death, to be honest I knew it was a matter of time.
But in saying that, she was talented, and she was a great musician.
But it just seems that some people aren't grown to become "comfortable" with the life that they live.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on July 23, 2011, 08:20:30 PM
woah, you're 22?

You thought I was younger huh?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rosebud on July 23, 2011, 08:44:02 PM
R.I.P. Amy  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: my beautiful idiot on July 24, 2011, 12:24:21 AM
It's interesting how she fashioned herself after the music of the 60's, and died at the same age that some of the most critical artists of the 60's did.

RIP to a talented yet wayward soul.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Ryan James on July 24, 2011, 07:06:35 AM
Goodbye Amy! You were so loved and will be so missed.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 07:35:10 AM
http://hashtagsplusone.blogspot.com/2011/07/off-topic-russell-brand-on-amy.html
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 24, 2011, 09:23:18 AM
http://hashtagsplusone.blogspot.com/2011/07/off-topic-russell-brand-on-amy.html

l lost family and friends to addiction.
it's horrid
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shock G on July 24, 2011, 02:33:54 PM
..sorry but i actually met her several times and she knew me to say hello to.......plenty of people here know people with problems...her main problem was being thrust into a fame based hedonistic society with no true friends........let her rest peacefully

The fact that you went on to say this twice almost sounds like the standard bragging "I knew them before" which is more off putting than a rehab song joke right now.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 02:47:39 PM
umm no just kind of upset at all the ridiculous haters, who have nothing better to do than slag off someone who died tragically and they never knew
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shock G on July 24, 2011, 02:55:23 PM
umm no just kind of upset at all the ridiculous haters, who have nothing better to do than slag off someone who died tragically and they never knew

Then why not say that?  Going on to say multiple times "oh she said hi to me before she was big" seems more like bragging than a reason for being upset at people for joking about someones death.  Take a step back and think about how that could easily be seen this way.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 03:05:43 PM
um excuse me? i was basically a bit shocked and just a tad sad at her passing, and seeing a considerable amount of pointless rudeness...what the fuck has that got to do with you anyway?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shock G on July 24, 2011, 03:30:10 PM
um excuse me? i was basically a bit shocked and just a tad sad at her passing, and seeing a considerable amount of pointless rudeness...what the fuck has that got to do with you anyway?

And that is perfectly understandable but to use someone saying hi to you as the justification for that reaction and the repetition especially is what seemed off.  Everyone has the right to be pissed at such rudeness and saying oh I met her back in the day as a connection isn't too off but to go on about it in detail a second time as if it some huge personal connection causing this outrage is what seems off.  I don't want this to turn into some pissing match but I know people directly connected to the family and in response to such insults and worse ones mention it only in passing if at all.  That reaction VS what I have seen in your posts is what made me wonder why are you mentioning it multiple times like that and if it was in any other circumstance would sound like the "oh I am in the in crowd for knowing someone before they were famous" again just seems off.  You might not mean it as such I have no idea, all I'm doing is saying how your posts can be seen.

Say this wasn't a celebrity, would having a relationship that consisted of recognizing ones face a few years back and saying hi be the reason you got so upset about someone making a joke about their death?  Would you tell that story multiple times?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 03:34:46 PM
ohkay.... I am really sorry i may have accidentally repeated myself......and my intention was merely to show my feelings.....not to play some stupid celeb top trumps and how you got that from my messages i will never know....your almost deliberate attack on me for simply calling for respect for the dead makes me curious of your motives
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shock G on July 24, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
ohkay.... I am really sorry i may have accidentally repeated myself......and my intention was merely to show my feelings.....not to play some stupid celeb top trumps and how you got that from my messages i will never know....your almost deliberate attack on me for simply calling for respect for the dead makes me curious of your motives

Holy drama llama!  "Deliberate attack" I didn't say anything about you calling for respect for the dead and in my second post agreed that there is reason to call for such.  My issue was with using a story of such a small connection from way back as justification for it when none is needed, and doing so for that second time almost to just drive home that point of "she said hi to me", step back for a second and think of someone trying to use such an encounter as justification of some "real connection" to cause their outrage.  The basic human response to be upset with such jokes is there and I agreed with you on that in my second post.

And you "will never know" how I got that out of your posts?  Think about this for a second away from a celebrity like I said and what would your reaction be if someone said as their connection to a person is they recognized their face a few years back.  You can even strip away the issue of someone's death for this, how big of an emotional connection would you attribute to such an interaction?  No need to answer just some food for thought to understand the thought process which made your statements sound off in this circumstance.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 03:55:11 PM
ok you obviously have issues..and i was not trying to use such an encounter for anything other than what it was...i knew her and served her drinks occasionally and would say hello regularly...she was a real person who i interacted with...no i did not ever go drinking with her or have an in depth conversation, never my point as is pretty obvious.....you seem to be the only person who has taken offence in some way to what i a=said and why
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Shock G on July 24, 2011, 04:00:24 PM
ok you obviously have issues..and i was not trying to use such an encounter for anything other than what it was...i knew her and served her drinks occasionally and would say hello regularly...she was a real person who i interacted with...no i did not ever go drinking with her or have an in depth conversation, never my point as is pretty obvious.....you seem to be the only person who has taken offence in some way to what i a=said and why

And that is all you had to say, it is not "issues" it is that people dealing with the real pain caused by this (helping the very distraught family) are not going into such detail as you.  If you can not see how that would tint your posts as being "off" (and I explained this in my previous posts) I don't know what to say.  I think it is interesting you can't even accept this view as being a possibility though.  If you didn't mean to do it multiple times and just said oops I just knew her in passing serving drinks that ends the conversation....instead we get all this.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 04:03:27 PM
umm stop saying anything? really
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 24, 2011, 04:14:59 PM
indeed....it just seemed a tad out of the blue and i dfid not intentionally repeat myself (beer may have been involved)
sorry.....anyway i think i have made it clear that it was not my intent to brag in any way
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Ryan James on July 24, 2011, 07:57:27 PM
Whoa, time to steer the conversation back. Although I'm not a fan of Russell Brand, it is clear that he's an extraordinarily intelligent, and articulate person. That's probably the best article I've read about her passing. God, I still can't believe she's gone. I was a huge fan. I guess we all knew how fragile she was, and knew that it could happen any day, but I guess I always held out hope that by some miracle she'd come back to us. It's strange how her passing made listening to her last night so different, the same sounds, but a completely different response. As I sat in my kitchen alone, my little stereo reproducing the sounds of her belting through 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' it finally sunk in, and the tears started to roll down my face, slow at first, then more and more. Because I wasn't saying to myself "god, I hope someday she gets another record to the world" or "I hope I can see her sing some day." Instead I was listening to her singing from the grave, and I realized that two albums and a handful of songs is all we'll ever have of her, and that was devastating. She will be missed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on July 24, 2011, 08:19:15 PM
Which was an obvious sign she needed help....
such sad news........this month is turning out to be a bit of a major shit

Yes. I just tried to say she was kind of wasting her own talent. And if I was her fan, I'd be really pissed off with all this situation: expansive tickets to awful concerts; she getting doped every day and people thinking it is funny and cool (fans included); label pushing her to keep her tour instead of calling it off and treating her for real.

What's going to be even more annoying is the amount of people who will now say she's a legend after flaming her for being a crackhead before she died.

This.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on July 24, 2011, 10:01:07 PM
I'm just said because she was so young! I've never heard her music but she wouldn't be famous if she didn't have some talent and a lot of people liked her so it's just really sad that she's already left this world.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 02:15:56 AM
Which was an obvious sign she needed help....
such sad news........this month is turning out to be a bit of a major shit

Yes. I just tried to say she was kind of wasting her own talent. And if I was her fan, I'd be really pissed off with all this situation: expansive tickets to awful concerts; she getting doped every day and people thinking it is funny and cool (fans included); label pushing her to keep her tour instead of calling it off and treating her for real.

What's going to be even more annoying is the amount of people who will now say she's a legend after flaming her for being a crackhead before she died.

This.


I think, she was not in a condition to respect her fans. They were like "we paid for tickets bitch, entertain us" while she was suffering with the pain caused by her divorce, loneliness, fame, addiction, shame, any many other things. Her manager kept her perform like a little circus animal no matter how sick and tired she was.

You know addiction turns into some kind of sickness at some point and must be cured. But it's such a dilemma because you can not help or cure someone who doesn't want to recover.

I also think she did not want to be such famous, neither was she ready to earn such a fucking big money. It must be one of the worst things ever when you have big money but nothing to do with it. At first she aimed to make music, but fame scared her to death and shattered her aims and dreams. Besides she has fallen in love with the worst guy possible. Not only did he misguide her, but also he and his friends abused her fame and money. I guess he also used to beat the hell out of her. And when he was over with leeching off of her, she was in such a bad condition to stand on her feet. Yet she had a contract with record company, she had to record a new album, she had to perform in concerts.

Tbh i have never believed that she was rehabilitated when they wrote it on her twitter. It was also written that she was quite healthy and producing music for her next album. Which is wrong again because people say she had many illnesses along with the addiction such as copd, anorexia. But they said she was ok anyway because she had to release another album instead of staying in the hospital or rehab.

It's so sick to see people are booing her on the stage at Belgrade, they're all like "we gave money, you have to entertain us". But she clearly lingers, you can see on the video, she's ashamed, ready to cry, madly depressed. I didn't see her last concert video but people say she looked even worse. Now, give any person these much drugs and alcohol and pain, and see if s/he can stay consicous. I think it's like watching a bull fighting, the bull gets attacked and loses its life and you are entertained. Someone's pain should not entertain us, it's sick.

And i don't think her fans are to be blamed too. She had to stay on stages because of her manager, and i'm bloody angry with her familiy for letting their daughter out of rehabilitation while she's in such a terrible condition.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 25, 2011, 05:28:28 AM
i didn't and still don't see any bragging in Raliel's posts.
it's quite common to repeat yourself when you're shocked

i do see some problem with Shock G's repeatedly hammering him on it.
in multiple posts, that say very little, except
'Raliel: I don't like your behavior'
once is enough

mature people realize that
reasonable people can disagree about something,

continued argument without new points
doesn't get anywhere

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on July 25, 2011, 09:44:17 AM
I think, she was not in a condition to respect her fans. They were like "we paid for tickets bitch, entertain us" while she was suffering with the pain caused by her divorce, loneliness, fame, addiction, shame, any many other things. Her manager kept her perform like a little circus animal no matter how sick and tired she was.

You know addiction turns into some kind of sickness at some point and must be cured. But it's such a dilemma because you can not help or cure someone who doesn't want to recover.

I also think she did not want to be such famous, neither was she ready to earn such a fucking big money. It must be one of the worst things ever when you have big money but nothing to do with it. At first she aimed to make music, but fame scared her to death and shattered her aims and dreams. Besides she has fallen in love with the worst guy possible. Not only did he misguide her, but also he and his friends abused her fame and money. I guess he also used to beat the hell out of her. And when he was over with leeching off of her, she was in such a bad condition to stand on her feet. Yet she had a contract with record company, she had to record a new album, she had to perform in concerts.

Tbh i have never believed that she was rehabilitated when they wrote it on her twitter. It was also written that she was quite healthy and producing music for her next album. Which is wrong again because people say she had many illnesses along with the addiction such as copd, anorexia. But they said she was ok anyway because she had to release another album instead of staying in the hospital or rehab.

It's so sick to see people are booing her on the stage at Belgrade, they're all like "we gave money, you have to entertain us". But she clearly lingers, you can see on the video, she's ashamed, ready to cry, madly depressed. I didn't see her last concert video but people say she looked even worse. Now, give any person these much drugs and alcohol and pain, and see if s/he can stay consicous. I think it's like watching a bull fighting, the bull gets attacked and loses its life and you are entertained. Someone's pain should not entertain us, it's sick.

And i don't think her fans are to be blamed too. She had to stay on stages because of her manager, and i'm bloody angry with her familiy for letting their daughter out of rehabilitation while she's in such a terrible condition.


I just disagree with the - wanting to see her perform is almost cruel given her condition,

Look, you have to be really stupid to believe that someone make a good perform when not sober. However, if you are not sober, but got on stage, I'm terribly sorry but I (not me necessary, just a figure of speech) expect you to play/sing something. All this situation was tragic, but she wasn't 100% innocent. And if you are a musician and people pay to watch your concerts, they do expect you to entertain them.

All the down side of fame is the price you pay. I'm sorry fame and mainstream success is not a walk in the park.  If you don't have a strong mind to not get wasted by any kind of drug, ask for help and keep with it until you are really cured. If you are passing by bad moments due problems on your personal life or you are sick, ask for some holidays until you have peace of mind. No one is telling she was the only guilty person for all this situation, but she has her parcel.

And please fans, don't get offended.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 25, 2011, 10:00:24 AM
It was well known that in order to see a good live Guns N Roses show during a 3 consecutive night performance in a city, you had to have tickets to all three nights. Axl Rose is a well-documented bipolar, but once you choose to take the stage, sorry, I paid to see you perform and you had better perform or I'll be asking for a refund.

I've gotten more refund from GnR shows than any other band I've ever seen. Of course, they are the ONLY band I've seen where I felt the need to ask for one.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 10:37:16 AM
I think, she was not in a condition to respect her fans. They were like "we paid for tickets bitch, entertain us" while she was suffering with the pain caused by her divorce, loneliness, fame, addiction, shame, any many other things. Her manager kept her perform like a little circus animal no matter how sick and tired she was.

You know addiction turns into some kind of sickness at some point and must be cured. But it's such a dilemma because you can not help or cure someone who doesn't seem to be wanting to recover.

I also think she did not want to be such famous, neither was she ready to earn such a fucking big money. It must be one of the worst things ever when you have big money but nothing to do with it. At first she aimed to make music, but fame scared her to death and shattered her aims and dreams. Besides she has fallen in love with the worst guy possible. Not only did he misguide her, but also he and his friends abused her fame and money. I guess he also used to beat the hell out of her. And when he was over with leeching off of her, she was in such a bad condition to stand on her feet. Yet she had a contract with record company, she had to record a new album, she had to perform in concerts.

Tbh i have never believed that she was rehabilitated when they wrote it on her twitter. It was also written that she was quite healthy and producing music for her next album. Which is wrong again because people say she had many illnesses along with the addiction such as copd, anorexia. But they said she was ok anyway because she had to release another album instead of staying in the hospital or rehab.

It's so sick to see people are booing her on the stage at Belgrade, they're all like "we gave money, you have to entertain us". But she clearly lingers, you can see on the video, she's ashamed, ready to cry, madly depressed. I didn't see her last concert video but people say she looked even worse. Now, give any person these much drugs and alcohol and pain, and see if s/he can stay consicous. I think it's like watching a bull fighting, the bull gets attacked and loses its life and you are entertained. Someone's pain should not entertain us, it's sick.

And i don't think her fans are to be blamed too. She had to stay on stages because of her manager, and i'm bloody angry with her familiy for letting their daughter out of rehabilitation while she's in such a terrible condition.


I just disagree with the - wanting to see her perform is almost cruel given her condition,

Look, you have to be really stupid to believe that someone make a good perform when not sober. However, if you are not sober, but got on stage, I'm terribly sorry but I (not me necessary, just a figure of speech) expect you to play/sing something. All this situation was tragic, but she wasn't 100% innocent. And if you are a musician and people pay to watch your concerts, they do expect you to entertain them.

All the down side of fame is the price you pay. I'm sorry fame and mainstream success is not a walk in the park.  If you don't have a strong mind to not get wasted by any kind of drug, ask for help and keep with it until you are really cured. If you are passing by bad moments due problems on your personal life or you are sick, ask for some holidays until you have peace of mind. No one is telling she was the only guilty person for all this situation, but she has her parcel.

And please fans, don't get offended.

No, i didn't mean wanting to see her perform is cruel. I just wanted to say, it would be surprizing if she could make a great performance when she was so high and depressed. If you go to an Amy Winehouse concert you should be ready for it to be cancelled. Her manager cancelled the one in Turkey, people were all like "why did you do this to us", most of her fans started to criticize her harshly.

If she kept on performing under that curcumstance: she would get booed constantly
If she cancelled all of the performances: her label would go mad at her
If she went to rehab: probably her ex would do something to make her get away from rehab.

It's such a big dilemma. Besides she was taking meth which damages the brain irrevocably and makes it impossible to quit. Only %8 of the users can really quit it. So she needed a real help.

Also today i run into an interview made to her mother today and got so angry because she says "i spent sometime with her on friday, she seemed completely out of it". Completely out of what? Life? Than why didn't she stay with her, or call an ambulance? I know it's so very hard to help an addict, but they could try a little harder. What kind of father tells her girl she's fine when she really needs to go to rehab?

Those last concerts were like call for some help or care. But her manager pushed her to go on touring and get booed. This was not something she could help i believe, because her label always tried to cover the things. They said she got rehabilitated and totally cleaned, now her parents say she only stayed 1 week on rehab.

Personally i wouldn't pay to see her for a good performance, i'd buy a ticket just to see her alive for the last time because it was so obvious that her end was near.

I'm not a big fan, i didn't even buy the tickets for the cancelled show. I just listen to her since her debut, and as a humanbeing it disturbed me to see her melting down day by day. Also the ones who criticized her most harshly are like "she was a legend, she was a saint" now. I have seen gossips on Perez Hilton's page many times, now he's saying "i knew amy very well, she was totally addict but she didn't had an ounce of evil in her body, i bought her cds, she had dreams of starting a family, etc.". The problem is, i think, nobody really tried to help or protect her, i haven't seen any fans saying "leave Amy alone" like Britney's did.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 25, 2011, 10:43:10 AM
Not to put to fine a point on it, but nobody yelled, "Leave Kurt alone" either before he decided to eat his shotgun.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on July 25, 2011, 10:49:06 AM
Not to put to fine a point on it, but nobody yelled, "Leave Kurt alone" either before he decided to eat his shotgun.
kurt might have, to courtney...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 10:49:42 AM
Not to put to fine a point on it, but nobody yelled, "Leave Kurt alone" either before he decided to eat his shotgun.

As for the case of Kurt, i'm mad at Courtney Love still.
You can not leave such a person with a shotgun.

They were not a good match though, two addicted depressive person could only drive eachother crazier.
I pity for their daughter. She has suffered a lot by her mother's irresponsible behaviours.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on July 25, 2011, 11:12:45 AM
^
Most people who where close to kurt Cobain were largely unaware of where he was on the last few days of his life. That might sound bad but people can grow to accommodate/tolerate the chaotic life choices of people around them.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 11:18:37 AM
^I heard he had a serious arguement with his wife and asked everybody to leave him alone.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on July 25, 2011, 11:33:10 AM
^ quite possibly.

Serious arguments can become the norm though as can asking to be left alone. Alarm bells only go off if someone's behavior is radically inconsistent to what could be expected of that person.

(note: I edited the last sentence of this post to rid it of the confusing double negatives)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on July 25, 2011, 11:58:39 AM
No, i didn't mean wanting to see her perform is cruel.

I see! That was my interpretation. Sorry.

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I just wanted to say, it would be surprizing if she could make a great performance when she was so high and depressed. If you go to an Amy Winehouse concert you should be ready for it to be cancelled. Her manager cancelled the one in Turkey, people were all like "why did you do this to us", most of her fans started to criticize her harshly.

Most fans here were disappointed on January, but not pissed off at her. I don´t  remember if people booed her.

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Also today i run into an interview made to her mother today and got so angry because she says "i spent sometime with her on friday, she seemed completely out of it". Completely out of what? Life? Than why didn't she stay with her, or call an ambulance? I know it's so very hard to help an addict, but they could try a little harder. What kind of father tells her girl she's fine when she really needs to go to rehab?

Family and close relatives get used to. I say that because my family as a whole has a record of drug abuse. At the begin you get worried. Than, you gett pissed off. Then, you get used to. And you only see things are getting really serious when this person starts to steal for buying crack and was found on a crack smoking point. So, her mother was probably with "Ah, this is just an artist bullocks. She will be 'fine' in a couple of weeks." - it is not pretty, and it sucks.

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I'm not a big fan, i didn't even buy the tickets for the cancelled show. I just listen to her since her debut, and as a humanbeing it disturbed me to see her melting down day by day. Also the ones who criticized her most harshly are like "she was a legend, she was a saint" now. I have seen gossips on Perez Hilton's page many times, now he's saying "i knew amy very well, she was totally addict but she didn't had an ounce of evil in her body, i bought her cds, she had dreams of starting a family, etc.". The problem is, i think, nobody really tried to help or protect her, i haven't seen any fans saying "leave Amy alone" like Britney's did.

Her general fan base was another problem. Many people who enjoys her music, also bought her image of leave fast/on the edge. Some people here thought her alcohol abuse/drug use of fun/funny. So, those fans couldn't say to everyone else leave her the bloody alone. Here, a lot of people used to make fun of her addiction on the telly, twitter and so on. Not only ordinary people, but also famous commedians. I never thought it was fun neither funny. I really see she had problems, specially because of my family drug abuse record.

^
Most people who where close to kurt Cobain were largely unaware of where he was on the last few days of his life. That might sound bad but people can grow to accommodate/tolerate the chaotic life choices of people around them.

Yes. Taking care of these issues is really tiring and can drag you down to. Plus, you can´t take care of an adult all the time, specially if you´ve said dozen of times to this person slow the fucking down. But many of these people in those situations, are too selfish to even care about the damages they are causing to their surroundings. So, when they say "leave me the fucking alone", you do that. And you don´t think about the awful possibility of a death because you are already accommodated/tolerating these behaviours.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 01:40:47 PM
I see! That was my interpretation. Sorry.

Nope it's alright, i couldn't express myself the way i wanted to.

Most fans here were disappointed on January, but not pissed off at her. I don´t  remember if people booed her.

Family and close relatives get used to. I say that because my family as a whole has a record of drug abuse. At the begin you get worried. Than, you gett pissed off. Then, you get used to. And you only see things are getting really serious when this person starts to steal for buying crack and was found on a crack smoking point. So, her mother was probably with "Ah, this is just an artist bullocks. She will be 'fine' in a couple of weeks." - it is not pretty, and it sucks.

I have seen she got booed in Dubai and Belgrade, but there are rumours that she got booed on her last concert in England.
Btw, i am really sorry for your family's drug problems. I too have a previously addicted friend and i know how hard it is. Because of the addiction the most consistent and loveliest person start behaving as if they're the cruelest and worst person ever.
She used to hurt me intentionally, because i was the only one who cared about her. And it was really hard to stay around her. But after a while i have seen that, she wouldn't get any better as long as i kept being merciful and kind to her. So i pushed her to get rehabilitated and not to see her addicted friends. But she was also at the point where addiction turned into some kind of paranoia and we had to make her stay at the hospital for 3-4 months. Now she's quite alright, of which i'm sure because her family doesn't leave her alone anymore and i also call her on the phone periodically. But i'm so very tired that i don't call or see her as often as i used to.
So i'm trying to walk in those people's shoes, but i think it would worth trying anyway. It must be harder for them to deal with the regret they'll feel now.

Her general fan base was another problem. Many people who enjoys her music, also bought her image of leave fast/on the edge. Some people here thought her alcohol abuse/drug use of fun/funny. So, those fans couldn't say to everyone else leave her the bloody alone. Here, a lot of people used to make fun of her addiction on the telly, twitter and so on. Not only ordinary people, but also famous commedians. I never thought it was fun neither funny. I really see she had problems, specially because of my family drug abuse record.

Yes they were. Lately she has became a flag, a heroine for addicted people. To them it was quite alright because that was what they do too. And some just listened to her and made fun of her mistakes, bad performances, addiction, etc. It was so very inconsiderate. I wouldn't want to be famous at any degree because people find something to make fun of you no matter how successful or talent you are :-\

Yes. Taking care of these issues is really tiring and can drag you down to. Plus, you can´t take care of an adult all the time, specially if you´ve said dozen of times to this person slow the fucking down. But many of these people in those situations, are too selfish to even care about the damages they are causing to their surroundings. So, when they say "leave me the fucking alone", you do that. And you don´t think about the awful possibility of a death because you are already accommodated/tolerating these behaviours.

It's indeed so very hard but possible. The key point is, the things said by a person with a high head shouldn't be taken into consideration, which is also very hard to do. Because when they feel they're in need they can do or say anything to hurt and get rid of you. But i agree with you on this, one doesn't think about the possibility of death of a really close family person or friend easily. Because life is precious anyway, because it's not that easy to die, and also because it's hard to accept.

The idea of loneliness really upsets me. Sometimes i think if all these people were so lonely to death, right in the middle of those huge crowds. Because money and fame can buy everything except of a real friend.

And unfortunately, most women tend to love the men who hurt them most. Sylvia Plath's suicidal seems more like a murder which was committed by her mad proud and loneliness because of being left alone by her husband. Amy's death seems like that too.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 25, 2011, 02:01:45 PM
I see! That was my interpretation. Sorry.
Nope it's alright, i couldn't express myself the way i wanted to.

Yes, you can.
The problem is almost all of us are illiterate in your native language

And your English is good (and getting better in the short time you've been here)

(BTW, is the language of Turkey called Turkish?
It's one of many things I'm ignorant of)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on July 25, 2011, 04:22:21 PM
Amy Winehouse. 27. Found dead in London flat.



autopsy inconclusive; no drugs or drug paraphrenalia found in her home.

toxicology test results in 4-6 weeks.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 25, 2011, 04:33:56 PM
Keep in mind she also, due to her prior usage, suffered from COPD. This could easily have been a result of that.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 04:50:43 PM
I see! That was my interpretation. Sorry.
Nope it's alright, i couldn't express myself the way i wanted to.

Yes, you can.
The problem is almost all of us are illiterate in your native language

And your English is good (and getting better in the short time you've been here)

(BTW, is the language of Turkey called Turkish?
It's one of many things I'm ignorant of)

Thank you dear Len, you are so very kind. Sometimes i still have difficulties in explaining myself but with your help i'm doing better.
You are the kindest person ever, i love you-and all of the people here- so much and i'm so happy for being here.

No way i could expect you to know my language because it's not necessary out of Turkey and some of Turkish originated countries. English is much easier to speak i guess, because foreign learners always say it's hard to speak Turkish- and yes that's the name of my native language :)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 25, 2011, 06:44:27 PM
Harder to speak Turkish, maybe.
Harder to read, understand, and write?
Probably not.

Speaking depends on being able to make all the sounds
a language uses.  And pass a certain age for most people,
it's very hard to learn to make new sounds.  This is the major
reason for the spoken versions of Engrish. 
Those non-native speakers can't make the 'l' sound.

I've read some in the theory of language, and some of the
underlying structure and history of individual languages. 
And almost everyone saids that English is the most complex
language used. 
It's a weird bubbling cauldron of Celtic languages, Germanic,
and French, and for that reason adopts from new languages easily,
and can evolve and to say new things very easily.
Also an incredibly varied set of idioms, metaphors, etc,
each varying between dialects (both regional and national)

Turkish might be as complex.  Turkey is geographically at one
of the world's crossroads active for millennia.  But I haven't seen
it as an example of a language as complex as English is.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 25, 2011, 07:23:25 PM
I don't think I've ever misunderstood you, Savannah.  You make a few English mistakes (not a dig, just watch me try to speak Turkish) but all it takes is moving the words around a little bit and there you have it.  From your personality thus far, I can also assume that anything that might come off as offensive or weird, is not how you mean it to be.  A little judgment and a little logic is all that's needed - your English is awesome.  If only I were so lucky to be able to speak another language as well as you do.

Thanks Hillary, i guess i need a little more practice and vocabulary. If you ever need to speak Turkish oneday i can help you-though i don't think you'll ever need it  ;D
I wish i could be a native English speaker though, because these days English is really necessary whatever job you have or wherever you go. And please be sure i never intend to speak offensive or weird, but sometimes i might do accidentally because of my poor knowledge about the use of some words.
I like creative discussions, but i hate them when it turns people swearing insulting humiliating eachothers. Am usually a really calm person, annoyingly calm, i mean i haven't even laid a hand on anyone yet.

Harder to speak Turkish, maybe.
Harder to read, understand, and write?
Probably not.

Speaking depends on being able to make all the sounds
a language uses.  And pass a certain age for most people,
it's very hard to learn to make new sounds.  This is the major
reason for the spoken versions of Engrish. 
Those non-native speakers can't make the 'l' sound.

I've read some in the theory of language, and some of the
underlying structure and history of individual languages. 
And almost everyone saids that English is the most complex
language used. 
It's a weird bubbling cauldron of Celtic languages, Germanic,
and French, and for that reason adopts from new languages easily,
and can evolve and to say new things very easily.
Also an incredibly varied set of idioms, metaphors, etc,
each varying between dialects (both regional and national)

Turkish might be as complex.  Turkey is geographically at one
of the world's crossroads active for millennia.  But I haven't seen
it as an example of a language as complex as English is.


Turkish is a little hard because there are too much suffixes-time suffixes, noun making suffixes, all kinds of pronoun suffixes, etc,. Mostly because it's a agglutinating language. Also as you said, because it's located on a geographical crossroads, and my ancestors used to be nomadic, there are so many words to describe one thing.
For examle we have many words for friend and each one has a little difference in meaning: arkadas(friend), dost(a very close friend), canan(girlfriend), sevgili(bf/gf), yaren(the one who accompanies you), ahiretlik(the one you'll love till the other life), etc. There's no similarity in the roots of these words which can make it confusing.

Some of those were adopted from Arabic and Persian, Greek, Armenian, etc. Yet some could be found in earliest Turkish books and writings. 
But we use nearly the same alphabeth, so i think reading and writing don't cause such a big trouble. And as a person who enjoys learning another languages, i can say, you can speak any language you wish.

Also i can say, Russian is a lot harder than English or Turkish, and so is Chinese. Different alphabeths, totally different sentence structures, no common words, etc. A good friend of mine studied Russian Lit. while i studied English Lit., at the end of the 4th year she still had many difficulties in making sentences and writing them down.





Btw, if Amy Winehouse hasn't passed out of overdose, it won't change anything unfortunately, but i'll found some remedy by seeing at least she tried to stay clean.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on July 25, 2011, 07:43:27 PM
Thank you dear Len, you are so very kind. Sometimes i still have difficulties in explaining myself but with your help i'm doing better.
You are the kindest person ever, i love you-and all of the people here- so much and i'm so happy for being here.

No way i could expect you to know my language because it's not necessary out of Turkey and some of Turkish originated countries. English is much easier to speak i guess, because foreign learners always say it's hard to speak Turkish- and yes that's the name of my native language :)

Just adding to what Len and Hillary said: your English is really good. And since English isn´t my first language too - I know what you mean when you say sometimes you don't know how to express yourself exactly how you wish. But let me tell you no matter how proficiency you are in any given language, other people perception and interpretation may vary, and that is not the writer's fault.


Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 25, 2011, 07:49:46 PM

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but let me tell you no matter how proficiency you are in any given language, other people perception and interpretation may vary, and that is not the writer's fault.

word

Word

WORD!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 26, 2011, 12:40:02 AM
Thank you dear Len, you are so very kind. Sometimes i still have difficulties in explaining myself but with your help i'm doing better.
You are the kindest person ever, i love you-and all of the people here- so much and i'm so happy for being here.

No way i could expect you to know my language because it's not necessary out of Turkey and some of Turkish originated countries. English is much easier to speak i guess, because foreign learners always say it's hard to speak Turkish- and yes that's the name of my native language :)

Just adding to what Len and Hillary said: your English is really good. And since English isn´t my first language too - I know what you mean when you say sometimes you don't know how to express yourself exactly how you wish. But let me tell you no matter how proficiency you are in any given language, other people perception and interpretation may vary, and that is not the writer's fault.




Yes, in native or second language, it doesn't matter, sometimes what you can tell depends on how the other people thinks about or interprets it. But i don't think that was the case now because maybe i emphasized how people booed her, and that was not the point i'd like emphasize, anyway we can not bring her back. I hope it doesn't happen to the people we love.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CottonCandy on July 26, 2011, 04:59:35 AM
Harder to speak Turkish, maybe.
Harder to read, understand, and write?
Probably not.

Speaking depends on being able to make all the sounds
a language uses.  And pass a certain age for most people,
it's very hard to learn to make new sounds.  This is the major
reason for the spoken versions of Engrish.  
Those non-native speakers can't make the 'l' sound.

I've read some in the theory of language, and some of the
underlying structure and history of individual languages.  
And almost everyone saids that English is the most complex
language used.  
It's a weird bubbling cauldron of Celtic languages, Germanic,
and French, and for that reason adopts from new languages easily,
and can evolve and to say new things very easily.
Also an incredibly varied set of idioms, metaphors, etc,
each varying between dialects (both regional and national)

Turkish might be as complex.  Turkey is geographically at one
of the world's crossroads active for millennia.  But I haven't seen
it as an example of a language as complex as English is.


How about my native, finnish? :p It is often said to be difficult by the ones who learn it, as there's not many comparable languages.

I think I agree with lots of what it said, when you communicate face to face or even on the phone, the body language and tone of voice convey so much additionally to just words (and even then you can get people wrong!), I'm not surprised at all that online you get so many misunderstandings.

But whilst I think this language thing is an interesting topic, it's not for this one... I'll have a look if there is a language topic and if not, I shall make one to Everything else...

edit: there is one perhaps similar in Grey Matters, called "learning other languages". It might be more appropriate but I'd still like to make a new topic, if a mod does not think it's too much. I think the topic I'd like to create would be more about the overall discussion of language, rather than someone learning a new one.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on July 26, 2011, 05:55:51 AM
The new thread for overall discussion of language is at
http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=20778.0 (http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=20778.0)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 29, 2011, 08:07:31 AM
Her family speak about the reason Amy W. died,

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3718807/Family-say-Amy-Winehouse-was-killed-by-giving-up-drink.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3718807/Family-say-Amy-Winehouse-was-killed-by-giving-up-drink.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on July 31, 2011, 06:54:09 PM
last interview:     http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/8665516/Amy-Winehouse-the-final-interview.html

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on July 31, 2011, 07:10:07 PM
last interview:     http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/8665516/Amy-Winehouse-the-final-interview.html

#@!

"She was relaxed and laughing by the end, a warm, loud, dirty laugh, full of pleasure. “I’m so happy to be here,” she told Bennett. “It's a story to tell my grandchildren, to tell their grandchildren, to make sure they tell their grandchildren.”."

I've never believed she'd committed suicide. Actually now i'm sure that to die in her 27, was the last thing she'd want to happen.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on August 03, 2011, 07:26:50 PM
NFL legend Bubba Smith, who was also Officer Hightower in the Police Academy movies.

 :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on August 03, 2011, 08:33:06 PM
Who would want to die at 27? I surely don't want to! I'd like to be a grandparent one day!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 03, 2011, 08:58:57 PM
RIP Bubba Smith  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 04, 2011, 12:47:10 AM
Indeed, Bubba was one funny BIG dude...   :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on August 04, 2011, 02:04:58 AM
May he rest in peace  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on August 04, 2011, 10:12:23 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14400604
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on August 04, 2011, 02:28:50 PM
Annette Charles, best known as Cha Cha DiGregorio from Grease dies at 63.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grease-actress-annette-charles-dies-219431 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grease-actress-annette-charles-dies-219431)

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on August 12, 2011, 01:00:33 AM
Former Warrant singer Jani Lane, dead at 47.  :(

may he find the peace in death that he never could find in life.

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Paul Jon on August 13, 2011, 07:01:54 AM
Robert Robinson has died at 83 after a long illness. Most people won't have heard of him, but there goes a piece of my childhood.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on August 13, 2011, 08:13:36 PM
Annette Charles, best known as Cha Cha DiGregorio from Grease dies at 63.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grease-actress-annette-charles-dies-219431 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grease-actress-annette-charles-dies-219431)



Awwww. I'm sad now.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on August 15, 2011, 09:36:10 AM
Who's next...Pizza face?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pandora on August 21, 2011, 05:46:09 PM
I only just found out Diana Wynne Jones died in March. I used to always read her books :( She was pretty old but it still sucks.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on August 21, 2011, 06:56:15 PM
I only just found out Diana Wynne Jones died in March. I used to always read her books :( She was pretty old but it still sucks.

Oh my gosh....

I've always have loved her books. I can't believe she's dead.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on August 21, 2011, 11:12:23 PM
I only just found out Diana Wynne Jones died in March. I used to always read her books :( She was pretty old but it still sucks.

Oh my gosh....

I've always have loved her books. I can't believe she's dead.

Neil Gaiman wrote about her death in his blog.

They were great friends.
Neil was fortunate to see her the day before she passed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 23, 2011, 10:17:13 AM
According to BBC: No illegal drugs were found in Amy Winehouse's body.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on August 23, 2011, 02:05:45 PM
According to BBC: No illegal drugs were found in Amy Winehouse's body.

I knew it. Cause her parents said she had quit both drugs and drinking all in once 3 days before she died. And they thought it was what caused her to go into a coma and die.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 23, 2011, 02:39:39 PM
Savannah, don't read anything more into it other than what was released. No illegal drugs were in her system. This isn't the same as no drugs.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rosebud on August 23, 2011, 03:27:24 PM
RIP Jack Layton. The only non-corrupt politician in Canada died yesterday of cancer at age 61.   :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on August 23, 2011, 10:39:01 PM
I only just found out Diana Wynne Jones died in March. I used to always read her books :( She was pretty old but it still sucks.

Oh my gosh....

I've always have loved her books. I can't believe she's dead.

Neil Gaiman wrote about her death in his blog.

They were great friends.
Neil was fortunate to see her the day before she passed.

I still can't believe it. We've lost another great writer.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Ryan James on August 24, 2011, 08:59:40 AM
RIP Jack Layton. The only non-corrupt politician in Canada died yesterday of cancer at age 61.   :'(
And there was alcohol in her system, according to what I read, but it's still undetermined whether or not it contributed to her death.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on August 24, 2011, 12:29:45 PM
Savannah, don't read anything more into it other than what was released. No illegal drugs were in her system. This isn't the same as no drugs.

What does it mean then? I'm more interested in whether she has committed suicide or not. May it be something like Michael Jackson's death?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 24, 2011, 01:02:36 PM
I would wait for the full coroner's report.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on August 25, 2011, 01:17:43 AM
former Baltimore Orioles pitching great Mike Flanagan:     http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/baltimore-orioles-great-mike-flanagan-found-dead-near-maryland-home-082411

:(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on September 10, 2011, 07:09:21 PM
Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart, dead at 64:    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44462901/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.Tmvtyezayus

 :'(

#@!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on September 11, 2011, 06:20:49 AM
Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart, dead at 64:    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44462901/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.Tmvtyezayus

 :'(

#@!

Hart was a good guy.  and funny
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on September 12, 2011, 02:25:59 AM
Andy Whitfield R.I.P.  :'(

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/11/andy-whitfield-dead-sparta-non-hodgkin-lymphoma_n_957777.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/11/andy-whitfield-dead-sparta-non-hodgkin-lymphoma_n_957777.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pandora on September 12, 2011, 08:50:00 AM
Andy Whitfield R.I.P.  :'(

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/11/andy-whitfield-dead-sparta-non-hodgkin-lymphoma_n_957777.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/11/andy-whitfield-dead-sparta-non-hodgkin-lymphoma_n_957777.html)
Holy crap! I thought he was getting better! Now I'm all sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on September 12, 2011, 09:11:40 AM
He was Spartacus.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on September 13, 2011, 03:23:54 PM
He was Spartacus.
No! I was Spartacus!  :D







....sorry, had to.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on September 13, 2011, 03:30:29 PM
I set em up, you knock em down.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on October 16, 2011, 09:18:43 PM
Dan Wheldon, 33. Indy Car driver killed in massive wreck in Las Vegas.

Mr Frog is very sad about this one.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on October 16, 2011, 09:20:15 PM
meaning no disrespect in the slightest, it is surprising to me how many race drivers die in non-race-related car or helicopter accidents.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on October 16, 2011, 09:27:59 PM
meaning no disrespect in the slightest, it is surprising to me how many race drivers die in non-race-related car or helicopter accidents.
A few of the drivers that Mr Frog knows always say that the most dangerous drive is the one home from the track.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on October 16, 2011, 09:58:13 PM
meaning no disrespect in the slightest, it is surprising to me how many race drivers die in non-race-related car or helicopter accidents.
A few of the drivers that Mr Frog knows always say that the most dangerous drive is the one home from the track.
this makes sense to me even though i have only ever driven in one car race in my life and it was nowhere near professional.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on October 16, 2011, 10:23:31 PM
meaning no disrespect in the slightest, it is surprising to me how many race drivers die in non-race-related car or helicopter accidents.
A few of the drivers that Mr Frog knows always say that the most dangerous drive is the one home from the track.

I was watching Bathurst the other week, and when they mentioned that one of the racers didn't even have his road liscence, I was amazed. I know they're different, but it still funny that he can legally race a supercar at speeds of more then 200km/h, but can't legally drive in day to day circumstances.


No disrespect, because it's sad that he died, but it was a spectacular crash.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on October 17, 2011, 02:01:23 AM
meaning no disrespect in the slightest, it is surprising to me how many race drivers die in non-race-related car or helicopter accidents.
A few of the drivers that Mr Frog knows always say that the most dangerous drive is the one home from the track.

I was watching Bathurst the other week, and when they mentioned that one of the racers didn't even have his road liscence, I was amazed. I know they're different, but it still funny that he can legally race a supercar at speeds of more then 200km/h, but can't legally drive in day to day circumstances.


No disrespect, because it's sad that he died, but it was a spectacular crash.

straight outta Freejack.

RIP :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on November 08, 2011, 01:33:24 AM
heavyweight boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier.    :'( :'( :'( :'(

rest in peace.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on November 08, 2011, 01:47:49 AM
I bet Andy Rooney would have something to say about that...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on November 08, 2011, 06:48:02 PM
old-skool hiphop legend Heavy D, dead at 44.

 :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 09, 2011, 05:12:46 AM
Jimmy Saville's funeral is today....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/11/08/jimmy-saville-s-funeral-star-s-gold-coffin-arrives-at-hotel-in-leeds-to-lie-in-state-115875-23546536/
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Miss Sahara on November 22, 2011, 05:50:43 PM
RIP Georg Kreisler :-(
(I don't know if he was known in non-German speaking places... think of Tom Lehrer in German...)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on November 23, 2011, 03:46:05 PM
author Anne McCaffrey, RIP.

:(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on November 23, 2011, 03:49:05 PM
author Anne McCaffrey, RIP.

:(
That rather sucks...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on December 07, 2011, 04:22:05 PM
Harry Morgan aka Col Sherman T. Potter from MASH (http://omg.yahoo.com/news/m-h-star-harry-morgan-dies-age-96-180159917.html), dead at 96.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 07, 2011, 04:57:48 PM
:(

he was on Dragnet, too, wasn't he?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on December 07, 2011, 05:14:06 PM
and a couple of disney movies if i am not mistaken.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 08, 2011, 11:38:38 PM
Harry Morgan aka Col Sherman T. Potter from MASH (http://omg.yahoo.com/news/m-h-star-harry-morgan-dies-age-96-180159917.html), dead at 96.

:(

he was on Dragnet, too, wasn't he?

Check his IMDB page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604702/)...  The man's list of credits is quite lengthy and most impressive.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 16, 2011, 12:25:28 AM
"The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics."

Christopher Hitchens. British Author and journalist, dead at 62.

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 16, 2011, 01:20:08 AM
:(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on December 16, 2011, 11:05:45 AM
"The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics."

Christopher Hitchens. British Author and journalist, dead at 62.



I must disagree a little
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on December 16, 2011, 11:49:57 AM
"The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics."

Christopher Hitchens. British Author and journalist, dead at 62.



I must disagree a little

i disagree a lot.  anal sex is about the best thing ever, lobster is a close second, i have no idea where he picnics, and i totally agree that champagne is, in fact, overrated.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on December 16, 2011, 02:53:10 PM
The 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments to the US Constitution.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 18, 2011, 10:49:04 PM
North Korean tyrannical despot Kim Jong Il has left the hizzy.

no big loss, to be honest.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 19, 2011, 12:00:53 AM
North Korean tyrannical despot Kim Jong Il has left the hizzy.

no big loss, to be honest.
RIP Deer Leader...
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwfny6pEwv1qgh51eo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on December 19, 2011, 08:15:47 AM
I'll always remember him like this: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/323/0/3/Kim_Jong_Il__Pokemon_Master_by_thedarkchao93.jpg
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on December 19, 2011, 09:43:03 AM
i disagree a lot.  anal sex is about the best thing ever, lobster is a close second, i have no idea where he picnics, and i totally agree that champagne is, in fact, overrated.

Judging by what he has said, someone could conclude that he used to have anal sex on picnics fulfilled with lobsters and champagne.


RIP Deer Leader...
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwfny6pEwv1qgh51eo1_400.gif)

Thta is some news for me.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Dejah Thoris on December 19, 2011, 01:01:17 PM
I couldn't let the death of the great Christopher Hitchens pass without posting this video of him discussing "that little toad" Jerry Falwell shortly after his death on Anderson Cooper:

http://www.youtube.com/v/52yTqMcwuQE



..........and also...............

http://www.youtube.com/v/mQorzOS-F6w&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 28, 2011, 12:36:25 PM
Cheetah, the chimp from the old Tarzan movies, passed away at an animal refuge on Christmas Eve.   :(

he was 80.  :o
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 29, 2011, 01:08:15 AM
Cheetah, the chimp from the old Tarzan movies, passed away at an animal refuge on Christmas Eve.   :(

he was 80.  :o
Technically "Cheeta"...  I suspect it was a matter of copyright-ability.

I've just been watching a bunch of the old WW2 (and slightly earlier) Tarzans....

That Maureen O'Sullivan.....   :D  O0
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on January 02, 2012, 07:14:58 PM
Starting to hear that Fidel Castro has died...

Will wait for official announcement before I make exploding cigar joke.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 02, 2012, 07:43:02 PM
Starting to hear that Fidel Castro has died...

Will wait for official announcement before I make exploding cigar joke.
"After years of cleverly-plotted stressing of Castro, his death by heart
attack will never be traced back to us 
;D " - The CIA
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on January 07, 2012, 01:33:06 AM
Slim chance of her being known here, but Nicole Bogner ex-singer of Austrian band Visions of Atlantis died at 27 recently.

It's sad, because it was her voice that pointed me towards a whole new genre of music.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on January 17, 2012, 03:22:12 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/may/25/ukcrime?fb_action_ids=10151164309245713&fb_action_types=news.reads&fb_source=other_multiline

It's a pity, in such a young age  :-\
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on January 17, 2012, 04:24:07 PM
That was 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on January 17, 2012, 04:31:35 PM
^Yeah, that's my problem. Penny drops 3 years later.

I have read the whole article but i haven't noticed the date before you tell.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on January 20, 2012, 03:34:41 PM
Etta James.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Miss Sahara on January 20, 2012, 04:32:57 PM
 :( RIP
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on January 20, 2012, 07:15:33 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on January 21, 2012, 01:47:25 AM
 :sad5: may she r.i.p.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on January 22, 2012, 04:22:34 PM
Joe Paterno R.I.P.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 01, 2012, 10:51:03 AM
legendary Soul Train creator/host Don Cornelius, RIP

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on February 01, 2012, 11:25:38 PM
legendary Soul Train creator/host Don Cornelius, RIP

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Apparently he wasn't getting  enough Love, Peace, and SOOOOOOOOOOUL!   :icon_rr: +  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Half Mar on February 11, 2012, 08:14:58 PM
Apparently Whitney Houston died at age 48? Tragic...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46355454#.TzcQf8Xj7ug
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 11, 2012, 08:20:51 PM
Etta James was fucking amazing and now it's Whitney Houston!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on February 11, 2012, 11:34:41 PM
WTF? I just went on facebook and the first thing I see is everyone saying Whitney's dead. This is surreal...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 12, 2012, 01:59:57 AM
Apparently Whitney Houston died at age 48? Tragic...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46355454#.TzcQf8Xj7ug


 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on February 12, 2012, 06:26:04 AM
Apparently Whitney Houston died at age 48? Tragic...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46355454#.TzcQf8Xj7ug


 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

 :'( may she r.i.p.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on February 12, 2012, 06:02:32 PM
:( man, all the legends are dying... it's still so weird to think michael jackson is dead, and now whitney, and both so young. baah. drugs & depression suck, i wish there was a way to make them go away,...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on February 12, 2012, 08:53:58 PM
I'm not upset about her passing. It was out there. Everybody saw years ago where she was headed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on February 13, 2012, 02:39:05 AM
I'm not upset about her passing. It was out there. Everybody saw years ago where she was headed.

i've been getting shit looks all day from the 'wonder who gets her wigs' comments and suchlike.  not to mention my barrage of cocaine jokes.  i mean good god.  like no rockstar ever doped their own ass to death before.  i know none of you guys remember the seventies but they were dropping like really stoned flies back then.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on February 13, 2012, 06:04:40 AM
I'm not upset about her passing. It was out there. Everybody saw years ago where she was headed.

i've been getting shit looks all day from the 'wonder who gets her wigs' comments and suchlike.  not to mention my barrage of cocaine jokes.  i mean good god.  like no rockstar ever doped their own ass to death before.  i know none of you guys remember the seventies but they were dropping like really stoned flies back then.

One should never leave a rockstar alone in a hotel room.

PS: The reason rockstars of seventies doped themselves to death seems different to me. These days mass media is much more opressive, and though the life standards seem to be easier, people have became more grasping.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on February 13, 2012, 02:33:35 PM
I'm not upset about her passing. It was out there. Everybody saw years ago where she was headed.

i've been getting shit looks all day from the 'wonder who gets her wigs' comments and suchlike.  not to mention my barrage of cocaine jokes.  i mean good god.  like no rockstar ever doped their own ass to death before.  i know none of you guys remember the seventies but they were dropping like really stoned flies back then.

One should never leave a rockstar alone in a hotel room.

PS: The reason rockstars of seventies doped themselves to death seems different to me. These days mass media is much more opressive, and though the life standards seem to be easier, people have became more grasping.


besides, artists will always be subject to cravings.  with success comes the ability to satisfy those cravings.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on February 13, 2012, 10:57:02 PM
I'm not upset about her passing. It was out there. Everybody saw years ago where she was headed.

i've been getting shit looks all day from the 'wonder who gets her wigs' comments and suchlike.  not to mention my barrage of cocaine jokes.  i mean good god.  like no rockstar ever doped their own ass to death before.  i know none of you guys remember the seventies but they were dropping like really stoned flies back then.

One should never leave a rockstar alone in a hotel room.

PS: The reason rockstars of seventies doped themselves to death seems different to me. These days mass media is much more opressive, and though the life standards seem to be easier, people have became more grasping.


besides, artists will always be subject to cravings.  with success comes the ability to satisfy those cravings.
This sorta reminds me of this post I saw on Tumblr

"Michael Jackson alive: "Ew that fucking pedophile what a horrible person"
Michael Jackson dead: "LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP HE WILL BE MISSED WE LOVE YOU MJ"
Amy Winehouse alive: "That slutty heroin addict needs to just drop dead already"
Amy Winehouse dead: "Ugh she was such a great talent, taken so young. Rest in peace, Amy ♥"
Whitney Houston alive: "Stupid crackwhore. What a fucking moron."
Whitney Houston dead: "I am in tears, she was taken so soon. Her voice will live on. She was so wonderful and talented.""
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on February 29, 2012, 01:32:51 PM
Davy Jones. Singer of The Monkees. Aged 66.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on February 29, 2012, 01:45:50 PM
I call dibs on his locker.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on February 29, 2012, 01:52:55 PM
was that the last train to clarksville?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 29, 2012, 02:31:14 PM
Davy Jones. Singer of The Monkees. Aged 66.

:(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on February 29, 2012, 03:42:55 PM
This sorta reminds me of this post I saw on Tumblr

"Michael Jackson alive: "Ew that fucking pedophile what a horrible person"
Michael Jackson dead: "LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP HE WILL BE MISSED WE LOVE YOU MJ"
Amy Winehouse alive: "That slutty heroin addict needs to just drop dead already"
Amy Winehouse dead: "Ugh she was such a great talent, taken so young. Rest in peace, Amy ♥"
Whitney Houston alive: "Stupid crackwhore. What a fucking moron."
Whitney Houston dead: "I am in tears, she was taken so soon. Her voice will live on. She was so wonderful and talented.""


Pretty much like that.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on March 06, 2012, 05:23:29 PM
Songwriter Robert Sherman died last night at the age of 86. This makes me super sad.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/03/06/disney-songwriter-robert-sherman-dies-at-86/

Sadly, a link to Fox News, but it's a well written article with a great photo...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on March 28, 2012, 05:58:29 PM
Adrienne Rich died last night.

I was a huge fan of her poetry, and it wasn't until reading hers that I began writing. Not that I credit myself with being in any way good, I credit her with providing me some form of expression or hobby.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on March 29, 2012, 08:45:03 AM
Earl Scruggs dead at 88

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/showbiz/obit-earl-scruggs/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on March 29, 2012, 09:09:01 AM
You guys probably never heard of them, but in last than a week, we lost Chicon Anysio (famous and high influential brazilian commedian) and Milôr Fernandez (writer and artist). 83 and 88 if Im not mistaken. 
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on April 01, 2012, 08:05:30 PM
^I had heard actually, my newsfeed was flooded.

It was disappointing the amount of "Who was Adrienne Rich?" on my newsfeed.
Almost every young Irish person studies her poetry in school, she's on the course...clearly nothing sticks.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: slyvia k on April 04, 2012, 03:00:19 PM
Earl Scruggs dead at 88

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/showbiz/obit-earl-scruggs/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
boo  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 06, 2012, 12:39:28 AM
Jim Marshall, inventor of the Marshall amp:   http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=172260


I don't even like Marshalls, but  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 07, 2012, 10:54:04 AM
Painter Thomas Kinkade (http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/07/us/kinkade-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)
Quote
Thomas Kinkade, one of the most popular artists in America, has died at his California home, his family said.

He was 54.

"Thom provided a wonderful life for his family,'' his wife, Nanette, said in a statement late Friday night. "We are shocked and saddened by his death.''

His death at his Los Gatos home appeared to be from natural causes, according to the family. More details will be released in the days ahead.

Art from the self-described "painter of light" adorns many living rooms in America. It emphasizes simple pleasures and warm, positive images of idyllic cottages, lighthouses and colorful gardens.

The Painter of Light has faded to black.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 18, 2012, 05:02:41 PM
RIP Dick Clark

Hmm... Could it be that this is what the Mayans were predicting, the death of Dick Clark? And thus, with no one qualified to usher in the New Year, the world ended.

What a stroke of bad luck.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 18, 2012, 10:38:19 PM
RIP Dick Clark

Hmm... Could it be that this is what the Mayans were predicting, the death of Dick Clark? And thus, with no one qualified to usher in the New Year, the world ended.

What a stroke of bad luck.  :'(
Ya know...  I wasn't a particular fan, but I can't imagine anyone who could fill the space.
Certainly not.... who is it? Carson Daly? A mere shadow of the man himself.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Ryan James on April 19, 2012, 05:32:30 AM
Now we're stuck with Seacrest, fuck. Looks like we'll ALL be tuning into CNN with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin  :love5:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 19, 2012, 01:34:47 PM
Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly ....  Whatever....   :angry7:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 19, 2012, 05:43:55 PM
Got a 2-fer today

Greg Ham (Instrumentals - Men At Work)

Levon Helm (Dummer,co-founder - The Band)

 :'( Music stinks a little more today than it did this time yesterday.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on April 19, 2012, 08:42:46 PM
Got a 2-fer today

Greg Ham (Instrumentals - Men At Work)

Levon Helm (Dummer,co-founder - The Band)

 :'( Music stinks a little more today than it did this time yesterday.
Greg Ham lived near my Dad's record store. He was a lovely guy. It's very sad. :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 20, 2012, 01:06:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/gm2_7o8DGtI&feature=related


 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 04, 2012, 01:48:38 PM
Junior Seau, professional football player, suicide

MCA from the Beasties.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 04, 2012, 04:33:25 PM
MCA from the Beasties.  :'(
He was only 47. Very sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 04, 2012, 04:42:05 PM
 :'(

(http://clearemptymind.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/om_mani_padme_hum-7519481.jpg?w=584)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 08, 2012, 12:26:36 PM
Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, dead at 83.

:(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: absynth aura on May 08, 2012, 04:26:55 PM
Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, dead at 83.

:(

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m067fzaF671r2580x.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 09, 2012, 05:48:35 PM
RIP Vidal Sassoon. Gone to style the afterlife.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 15, 2012, 12:26:56 PM
RIP Carroll Shelby.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-parker/carroll-shelby-dead_b_1511130.html

Quote
His friends called him Ol' Shel', and I was lucky enough to be a bit more than an acquaintance.

Carroll Shelby, who directed the effort in which Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1965 and shocked the automotive world has died at 89. Shelby was one of the world's longest-living heart transplant patients and there's a transplant foundation for kids in hs name.

Shelby was a national champion sports car driver in the early '60s (as Paul Newman would be decades later) and was even on the cover of Sports Illustrated for his racing exploits. But when race stewards found out he was popping nitroglycerin tablets during races for his congenitally bad heart, they strongly suggested he stop.

Thus Carroll Shelby, visionary and marketer, was born.

His first big gig was directing the effort for Henry Ford II (Henry the Deuce) at LeMans in 1965. Henry and Enzo Ferrari hated each other and Ford spent a reported $40 million for Shelby the develop the race team which included drivers AJ Foyt, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney to crush perennial winner Ferrari.

Why the animostiy between the two moguls? Ford was negotiating to buy Ferrari but Ferrari would only sell if he could continue to run his race team. Henry said "No," and reportedly Enzo said, "Fuck you" to Ford's face in the Italian's office.

Shelby and Ford developed the GT40 (not the newer one, but the original) and that either stood for its 40mm roof height or the $40 million spent. No one is quite sure which. In any event, Ford beat Ferrari.

Anybody who loves cars knows who he was. The Shelby Cobra Mustang (the original) is still lone of the most powerful street cars ever made by Ford.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 15, 2012, 12:30:54 PM
they should've lowered the flags to half staff here in MI.

 :'(

...man, that guy had a wild ride while he was here.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 15, 2012, 12:43:50 PM
Yeah he did. Anybody that can get Enzo Ferrari to yell "FUCK YOU," and then turn around and beat Ferrari at his own game has mad respect from me.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Cirque on May 17, 2012, 12:01:28 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/ (http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/)

Donna Summer gone at 63
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 17, 2012, 12:02:06 PM
 :'(

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 29, 2012, 07:18:08 PM
Still totally gutted that MCA Adam Yauch is gone.

Can't fathom a world with only two Beastie Boys in it. :'(

They want to name a skate park in Brooklyn after him.. that'd be cool. I hope that happens.

I read a bit of an interview with Ad-Rock today in which he said that he still feels "totally numb" about MCA's death, but then he'll be out walking his dog and suddenly find himself breaking down crying in the street. (I made a fucking noise and started crying as soon as I read that. :sad11: )
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 29, 2012, 07:50:13 PM
welcome back!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: The Angel Raliel on June 06, 2012, 11:57:00 AM
Ray Bradbury died today......
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: buttercup. on June 06, 2012, 07:40:09 PM
WHAT.
NO.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on June 17, 2012, 06:02:47 PM
Rodney King, RIP:    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/rodney-king-dead-swimming-pool-160339712.html
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Agonistes on June 18, 2012, 10:44:15 AM
Rodney King, RIP:    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/rodney-king-dead-swimming-pool-160339712.html

i guess we all can't get along.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on June 22, 2012, 10:25:08 AM
LeRoy Neiman (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/arts/leroy-neiman-prolific-painter-of-sports-dies-at-91.html?pagewanted=all)

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LeRoy Neiman, whose brilliantly colored, impressionistic sketches of sporting events and the international high life made him one of the most popular artists in the United States, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 91.

Mr. Neiman’s kinetic, quickly executed paintings and drawings, many of them published in Playboy, offered his fans gaudily colored visual reports on heavyweight boxing matches, Super Bowl games and Olympic contests, as well as social panoramas like the horse races at Deauville, France, and the Cannes Film Festival...

91. I've always loved his paintings.
(http://www.top50states.com/images/fine-art-LeroyNeiman-KY.jpg)(http://artbrokerage.com/artthumb/neiman_38875_2/850x600/LeRoy_Neiman_Dimaggio_Cut.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on July 03, 2012, 11:06:32 AM
Andy Griffith, aged 86

Story Here (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/07/andy-griffith-dies-at-age-86/1#.T_MKHZG50rs)
Quote
Beloved actor Andy Griffith died this morning.

Former UNC President Bill Friday says The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock actor died at his home in Dare County, North Carolina around 7 a.m.

Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed the news to WITN News.

Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith's home this morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. Doughtie told WAVY.com...

Bummer, but 86 is a good run. If you want to see an awesome movie where Griffith plays against type, check out A Face In The Crowd.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on July 03, 2012, 12:35:34 PM
I thought he'd died years ago. He was a LOT younger than I thought.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on July 04, 2012, 12:49:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ewVwSrVSKS4


Of course, the mo-rons cut off the punchline....



He says "no, you're not interrupting, we were just planning to bury Blackie"
and Sela Ward sees Blackie, dead, and starts crying uncontrollably, describing
Blackie in exactly the terms Andy G had just used and strongly hinting that
she and Blackie had been.... um, intimate...  then she starts crying again,
and Andy says "TAKE CARE OF HER..." and the hired men pull their guns
as if to shoot her.... hahahahahaha... no, really, it's funny.

Also, Sela Ward.....  yow!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 23, 2012, 11:36:51 AM
Phyliss Diller, aged 95.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on August 25, 2012, 05:43:16 PM
Neil Armstrong: 1930-2012

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/464402main_as11-37-5528_4x3_226-170.jpg)

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died. He was 82.

His family has released the following statement:

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He also found success back home in his native Ohio in business and academia, and became a community leader in Cincinnati.

He remained an advocate of aviation and exploration throughout his life and never lost his boyhood wonder of these pursuits.

As much as Neil cherished his privacy, he always appreciated the expressions of good will from people around the world and from all walks of life.

While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

The family will be providing further updates at www.neilarmstronginfo.com .

Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins said simply, “He was the best, and I will miss him terribly.”

Armstrong's words "That is one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," spoken on July 20, 1969, as he became the first person ever to step onto another planetary body, instantly became a part of history.

Those few words from the Sea of Tranquillity were the climactic fulfillment of the efforts and hopes of millions of people and the expenditure of billions of dollars. A plaque on one of the lander's legs that concluded "We came in peace for all mankind," further emphasized that Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin were there as representatives of all humans.

He was the best, and I will miss him terribly." -- Michael Collins, Apollo 11 command module pilot. 
But Armstrong's single sentence, though it was focused above the national divisions and quarrels of Earth, still signified unquestionably the U.S. victory in the desperate space race with the Soviet Union.

Neil A. Armstrong was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He earned an aeronautical engineering degree from Purdue University and a master's in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California.

He was a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952. During the Korean War he flew 78 combat missions.

In 1955 he joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), NASA's predecessor, as a research pilot at Lewis Laboratory in Cleveland.

Armstrong later transferred to NACA's High Speed Flight Research Station at Edwards AFB, Calif. As project pilot, he was in the forefront of the development of many high-speed aircraft, including the X-15, which flew at 4,000 mph.

He flew more than 200 aircraft models. They included jet and rocket-powered planes, helicopters and gliders.

Armstrong was selected as an astronaut in 1962.

His first space flight was Gemini 8, which he commanded. He was the first civilian to fly a U.S. spacecraft. With fellow astronaut David R. Scott, Armstrong performed the first docking in space, with an Agena target satellite.

Less than an hour later their spacecraft began an unplanned rolling motion. After undocking, it increased to one revolution per second. One of the Gemini's 16 thrusters had stuck open because of an electrical short circuit.

Armstrong used re-entry thrusters to control the capsule, and after a 30-minute struggle, it was stabilized. Flight rules required a return to Earth after use of the re-entry thrusters, so the crewmembers fired retrorockets that sent Gemini 8 to a contingency landing zone in the Western Pacific.

The eventful flight on March 16, 1966, had taken just over 10 hours, 41 minutes.

Apollo 11 lifted off on July 16, 1969, with Armstrong, Aldrin and Mike Collins aboard. Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command module while Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the lunar module they had named Eagle to their historic landing on the moon's surface.

"Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed," Armstrong said, telling a tense and waiting Earth that men had finally reached the lunar surface.

He and Aldrin spent about two hours exploring, gathering more than 50 pounds of moon rocks and setting up three scientific experiments. The next day, after 21 hours and 37 minutes on the moon, they fired Eagle's engine to begin the return to Collins and the command module.

The crew returned to Earth, landing near the USS Hornet in the Pacific after a mission of just over eight days. President Richard M. Nixon was on the aircraft carrier's deck to welcome them.

"This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the creation," Nixon told the three.

After 16 days in quarantine to protect Earth from any returned moon germs, the crew went on U.S. and international tours. Millions greeted them as heroes.

Armstrong later served as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the Office of Advanced Research and technology at NASA Headquarters. He resigned from the space agency in 1971. As a professor at the University of Cincinnati from 1971 to 1979, he was involved in both teaching and research.

He later went into the business world. Among other positions, he served for 10 years as chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation Inc. of Charlottesville, Va. and later as chairman of AIL Systems Inc., an electronic systems company based in Deer Park, N.Y.

Armstrong was a fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the International Astronautical Federation.

He was a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He served as a member of the National Commission on Space in 1985 and 1986, and in 1985 was vice chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. He also was chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Peace Corps from 1971 to 1973.

Seventeen countries decorated Armstrong. He received many special honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, thCongressional Space Medal of Honor, NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award, the Explorers Club Medal, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the Harmon International Aviation Trophy, the Royal Geographic Society's Gold Medal, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale's Gold Space Medal, the American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement Award, the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the AIAA Astronautics Award, the Octave Chanute Award, and the John J. Montgomery Award.

Article from: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/armstrong_obit.html
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on August 25, 2012, 05:44:39 PM
Quote from: Neil Armstrong's Family
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.

This GUTTED me the first time I read it.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on August 25, 2012, 08:00:20 PM
Quote from: Neil Armstrong's Family
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.

This GUTTED me the first time I read it.

Seriously, my heart just feels broken :( May he RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Indja on August 26, 2012, 04:21:22 AM
If there's anyone of whom you can say "they had a good innings", it'd be Neil Armstrong. A hero in the truest sense of the word. RIP :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SpookyTwigg on August 26, 2012, 05:35:58 AM
A truely sad time.

He seemed like an incredible and interesting man, but what a life. After all how many other people can say they've been on the moon (well one other... and that's it.)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 26, 2012, 09:36:27 AM
A truely sad time.

He seemed like an incredible and interesting man, but what a life. After all how many other people can say they've been on the moon (well one other... and that's it.)
Actually ELEVEN others (and that's not counting all the Nazis who escaped there
at the end of WW2 and set up a secret base...)  Linkage with more details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing#Manned_Moon_landings_.281969.E2.80.931972.29)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SpookyTwigg on August 26, 2012, 03:25:21 PM
Wow ok, I stand completely corrected... I had never heard about the other guys. But still, a group of 12 is still pretty exclusive.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on August 27, 2012, 01:03:06 AM
Yep, definitely an in-group.... 
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on September 02, 2012, 06:45:01 PM
convicted tax cheat and ubersuccessful minister Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on September 05, 2012, 09:55:38 AM
Michael Clarke Duncan.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: NikosGr on September 05, 2012, 09:57:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvqHJr3dEsQ&feature=g-u-u (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvqHJr3dEsQ&feature=g-u-u)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Mockery on September 12, 2012, 07:33:04 PM
(http://www.geeksofdoom.com/GoD/img/2012/08/2012-08-24-jerry_nelson.jpg)

Ya'll may not know who this guy is but he was the voice of the Count. He die a few weeks ago. His name is Jerry Nelson and he was a big player in the world of Jim Henson. The world will never be the same without him
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on September 18, 2012, 02:53:58 PM
RIP Steve Sabol (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8395254/nfl-films-president-steve-sabol-dies-brain-cancer), president of NFL films.

None of us would view sport the same way without this man. Invented the instant slow-motion replay. Invented the reverse angle-replay. Invented mic'ing up the head coaches and players.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on October 10, 2012, 06:54:26 PM
...in addition, Alex Karras, RIP.   :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 11, 2012, 01:23:00 AM
That's TWO football folks...  Who'll be #3, I wonder.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on October 11, 2012, 01:38:44 PM
Junior Seau?

oh wait.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on October 15, 2012, 09:56:04 AM
Former U.S. Senator Arlen "Single Bullet Theory" Spector, RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on October 15, 2012, 02:25:10 PM
Gary Collins, Actor and TV Talk Show host.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 16, 2012, 12:13:09 AM
The local fishermen's dialect spoken in Cromartie, Scotland for 600 years.   :'(

 Linl to the NPR story (http://www.npr.org/2012/10/07/162461957/scottish-dialects-last-speaker-dies)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Miss Sahara on October 16, 2012, 02:45:45 PM
awww that's so sad :( the snippet sounded awesome

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on October 18, 2012, 12:27:15 AM
awww that's so sad :( the snippet sounded awesome
Didn't it?
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on October 18, 2012, 12:47:41 PM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/182j9780skyw9jpg/original.jpg)

Sylvia Kristel, RIP

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on October 18, 2012, 12:50:12 PM
^  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on November 24, 2012, 12:25:47 AM
Larry Hagman. RIP Major Nelson.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 05, 2012, 12:44:15 PM
jazz legend Dave Brubeck.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on December 05, 2012, 12:46:37 PM
jazz legend Dave Brubeck.  :'(

Just heard on the radio.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Miss Sahara on December 05, 2012, 08:29:25 PM
^noooooo
i mean i guess he was quite old...
RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on December 05, 2012, 10:25:04 PM
^noooooo
i mean i guess he was quite old...
RIP.



I don't know about him, but Oscar Niemeyer died yesterday (05/12), at the age of 104.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Faloleen on December 06, 2012, 01:43:49 AM
^Oh, that's sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on December 12, 2012, 04:41:17 AM
Ravi Shankar :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on December 12, 2012, 09:33:36 AM
:(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Miranda. on December 12, 2012, 10:25:05 AM
:( the world needs more happy making people


edit: I may have confused Ravi Shankar & Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on December 28, 2012, 02:58:02 PM
Charles Durning, Jack Klugman, and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on December 28, 2012, 08:34:40 PM
Charles Durning, Jack Klugman, and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
Three guys I kinda liked...
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on January 17, 2013, 03:22:37 PM
Dear Abby, RIP:   http://news.msn.com/obits/pauline-phillips-dear-abby-columnist-1918-2013
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on January 17, 2013, 04:26:53 PM
Dear Abby, RIP:   http://news.msn.com/obits/pauline-phillips-dear-abby-columnist-1918-2013
Bewildered, Bewildered, you have no complaint...
You are what you are, and you ain't what you ain't....
So listen up buster, and listen up good:
Stop wishin' for bad luck and knockin' on wood.....

Siiiiiiiiiiigned,
Dear Abby.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on January 17, 2013, 04:33:24 PM
Dear Misaligned,

My tardy response had you thinking I had a case of the lazies
but now the world knows that I'm pushing up daisies.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Blue Canary on January 17, 2013, 06:07:54 PM
^ Awwww
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on February 05, 2013, 11:05:52 AM
Reg Presley has died at age 71.  Frontman for the Troggs and singer of the garage rock classic, Wild Thing.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 27, 2013, 06:54:41 PM
Van Cliburn, RIP    :'(

http://www.youtube.com/v/apNTq-Tgf4w

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 06, 2013, 02:37:05 PM
Alvin Lee, RIP:   http://social.entertainment.msn.com/music/blogs/reverb-blog.aspx?feat=3b76d1fb-e3b6-4076-9828-06814c7ee472%3Fgt1

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on March 06, 2013, 02:40:08 PM
Hugo Chavez.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on March 06, 2013, 06:56:42 PM
I was going to post that on the "Current Events" session.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Rose on March 08, 2013, 08:30:53 PM
Hugo Chavez.
Holy shit, I should come into this thread more often. Seriously? Craziness. He was president forever. I should maybe watch or read the news more often so these things don't surprise me.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 23, 2013, 03:20:38 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/23/my-chemical-romance-split-band_n_2939440.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment

My Chemical Romance :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on March 24, 2013, 01:25:39 AM
Harry Reems (http://us.cnn.com/2013/03/20/showbiz/porn-star-harry-reems-dead/index.html?iref=obnetwork)
Quote
(CNN) -- Harry Reems, the porn star best known for playing Dr. Young in the 1972 adult film classic "Deep Throat," died Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman at a Salt Lake City hospital. Reems, whose real name was Herbert Streicher, was 65.

Reems, who appeared in numerous pornographic films in the 1970s and '80s, was a pioneer whose battle for First Amendment rights paved the way for the adult film industry to enter the mainstream, said fellow actor Ron Jeremy.

Jill Atwood, spokeswoman for George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, would not disclose the cause of death for privacy reasons.
Photos: People we lost in 2013 Photos: People we lost in 2013

Reems' big break came in 1972 on the set of "Deep Throat" when the actor cast to play the feisty Dr. Young failed to show up for filming. Reems was promoted from extra to co-star, which meant an unforgettable sex scene with leading lady Linda Lovelace...

This can't go without being acknowledged.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: meganpaige on April 08, 2013, 08:12:43 PM
(http://whyevolutionistrue.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/rogerebert-736078.jpg?w=358&h=410)

Roger Ebert
June 18, 1942 - April 4, 2013

(http://www.margaretthatcher.org/images/thatcher-by-newton.jpg)

Margaret Thatcher
October 13, 1925 - April 8, 2013

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/tdy-130408-annette-funicello-mouseketeer.photoblog500.jpg)

Annette Funicello
October 22, 1942 - April 8, 2013
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 14, 2013, 12:24:06 AM
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng dead at 42:   http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=188708&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on April 22, 2013, 01:50:08 AM
Chrissy Amphlett from The Divinyls. Age 53. Cancer.
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 22, 2013, 02:03:29 AM
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on April 22, 2013, 01:02:38 PM
Chrissy Amphlett from The Divinyls. Age 53. Cancer.
 :'( :'( :'(

Damn, what a bummer.  She's one of my all-time favorites.  Their big hit, "I Touch Myself" was not their best, but I did enjoy the imagery.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on April 22, 2013, 11:46:54 PM
Dunno how he ranks among the younger set, but Richie Havens has died at 72.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 23, 2013, 12:09:03 AM
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 01, 2013, 11:33:58 PM
Chris Kelly, half of rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead at his home in Atlanta.   :(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 02, 2013, 12:54:08 AM
Chris Kelly, half of rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead at his home in Atlanta.   :(
Police are planning to Kross examine a suspect....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: sangrebloom on May 02, 2013, 02:32:05 AM
He was so young still, I wonder what happened to him
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 02, 2013, 06:27:34 PM
Jeff Hanneman from Slayer. Age 49 from liver failure.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 02, 2013, 06:56:06 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on May 03, 2013, 10:36:21 PM
Jeff Hanneman from Slayer. Age 49 from liver failure.
A long-term complication of a SPIDER-bite, according to many sources.........
[looks suspiciously at the Aussie woman]
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 04, 2013, 02:27:53 AM
Jeff Hanneman from Slayer. Age 49 from liver failure.
A long-term complication of a SPIDER-bite, according to many sources.........
[looks suspiciously at the Aussie woman]
I think it was a Brown Recluse spider. We don't have those here.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on May 07, 2013, 10:15:50 PM
Ray Harryhausen -- special effects artist. Age 92


Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on May 08, 2013, 06:16:19 PM
 :'(    guy was a legend    :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on May 24, 2013, 02:02:03 AM
Ray Manzarek

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/21/ray-manzarek
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on May 24, 2013, 10:16:11 AM
Ray Manzarek

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/21/ray-manzarek

2 Doors Down.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on June 20, 2013, 12:21:24 PM
James Gandolfini.

He'll be right back as Gandolfini the White.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on June 22, 2013, 12:03:35 AM
James Gandolfini.

He'll be right back as Gandolfini the White.

 ;D
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Faloleen on October 27, 2013, 02:22:09 PM
Lou Reed.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Savannah on October 27, 2013, 02:26:12 PM
^Shocking bad news :(

May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: SydneyMaisano on October 27, 2013, 02:33:09 PM
Lou Reed.  :'(

So awful. I'm crushed.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on October 27, 2013, 07:52:56 PM
Just heard about Lou Reed. RIP.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Devery on October 31, 2013, 11:02:47 AM
Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on the radio
There was nothing going down at all,
Not at all
Then one fine morning she puts on a New York station
You know, she don't believe what she heard at all
She started shaking to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock and roll
Despite all the amputations you know you could just go out
And dance to the rock and roll station

And it was alright



Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on February 03, 2014, 10:23:07 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26009575
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on February 15, 2014, 07:11:48 AM
Sid Caesar and Pop Walton.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 21, 2014, 12:34:15 AM
WBC main asshole Fred Phelps, RI....hahahahahaha, I can't even keep a straight face!

 :D :D :D :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :occasion14: :occasion14: :wav: :occasion16: :occasion16:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 24, 2014, 07:23:40 AM
Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, the founder and lead singer of renowned metal band GWAR, has died. He was 50.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 29, 2014, 01:39:05 AM
Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, the founder and lead singer of renowned metal band GWAR, has died. He was 50.
The man went to the same university as I did, he still lives here in town,
we have a dozen friends in common (probably more).....

....and the first I heard the news was a FB friend in Oz....  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 29, 2014, 02:32:02 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

...at least he finally escaped This Toilet Earth and is on his way home.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on April 22, 2014, 11:05:30 AM
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, aged 76.

Seems the story of the Hurricane is now complete.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on April 24, 2014, 09:49:22 AM
Last Saturday, Luciano do Valle, former broadcaster from Brazil.

He was very important to spread sports and consolidate them in a country where the mono culture of football is too strong to anything else be considered the second sport.  Thanks to Valle, basktball (NBA included), volley, grand prix (Indy and Formula 1), american football, boxing, and some others (even inline hockey!) got their space among brazilian sports audience -even if only for a brief of time.  During the 80s and 90s, he was responsible for airing NBA and NFL on open TV channel Bandeirantes, where he was working until his death last Saturday.


I wasn't a fan of him as a broadcaster, but I had a lot of respect for his work on the backstage.


R.I.P, mate. 
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 10, 2014, 01:52:45 AM
Rik Mayall. UK comedian and actor. One of my idols. Age 56.

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/06/10/1226949/091084-rik-desktop.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Faloleen on August 12, 2014, 06:48:27 AM
Robin Williams.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 12, 2014, 03:07:50 PM
I've been trying to keep things very even-keeled in my commentary, because this one really hit home for me. I had to great fortune of meeting Mr. Williams on the set of Dead Poets Society, which was filmed in Middletown, DE, 30 minutes from where I grew up. They were recruiting extras from all the high schools in the area. Unlike a lot of stars who walk off the set right to their trailer, Robin would come over and talk with the the kids who were extras, entertaining us and carrying on conversations with the group, which helped the long bouts of boredom between shoots and resets.

Adding to that personal (well as personal as an extra and a star can get) contact, my kids were raised on him. I can practically quote Mrs. Doubtfire as often as my children watched it when they were little.

All this being said, for me there is only one way to honor him.


O' Captain, My Captain!
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Faloleen on August 13, 2014, 02:00:53 AM
And now Lauren Bacall.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on August 13, 2014, 03:52:33 PM
And now Lauren Bacall.

and with it, the last of Madonna's Vogue list has died.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on September 07, 2014, 05:32:57 AM
RIP Joan Rivers.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on September 11, 2014, 10:09:31 AM
RIP Richard Keil (Jaws from the James Bond movies)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on September 14, 2014, 10:55:07 AM
04/09 - Gustavo Cerati , leader singer from Soda Stereo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYlvtcjnpZk
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on September 14, 2014, 03:24:44 PM
noooooooooooo    :'(

...well, at least he's now free. No longer trapped in his body.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on January 06, 2015, 09:11:59 AM
Elly May Clampett (Donna Douglas) - Aged 81

Governor Mario Cuomo - Aged 82

Stuart Scott - ESPN Sportscaster - Aged 49 (Cancer)
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on February 16, 2015, 07:31:30 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yvsVemww--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/m6lqtm6gqqmavnuhm5os.jpg)

RIP, Leslie.   :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on March 03, 2015, 02:31:14 PM
RIP Leonard Nimoy.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: N.U. on March 12, 2015, 01:35:09 PM
RIP Terry Pratchett.

RIP Discworld
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: spider jerusalem on March 12, 2015, 09:18:08 PM
RIP Terry Pratchett.

RIP Discworld
 
:'(   :'(   :'(   :'(   


 
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on March 15, 2015, 12:14:57 AM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gong-show-gene-gene-dancing-machine-dies-82-article-1.2149430

 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: CeeGBee on March 15, 2015, 12:24:57 AM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gong-show-gene-gene-dancing-machine-dies-82-article-1.2149430

 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Rumor has it the eulogy will be delivered by the Unknown Comic.....
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 17, 2015, 08:16:14 PM
Bill Arhos, founder of Austin City Limits, died last Saturday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/arts/television/bill-arhos-founder-of-austin-city-limits-dies-at-80.html?_r=0

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: Faloleen on April 21, 2016, 04:18:04 PM
Prince?! How is that even possible? I don't know what to say.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on April 22, 2016, 04:58:55 AM
Prince?! How is that even possible? I don't know what to say.

so sad.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: imaginary friend on April 22, 2016, 07:44:12 PM
So glad I got to see him once. Crazy f-ing night; hope I remember it forever.
Title: Re: Celebrity RIP
Post by: lentower on April 24, 2016, 03:22:20 PM
I'm not surprised about this or that it wasn't known.
Prince was this kind of person.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/4/22/1518865/-The-breadth-and-power-of-Prince-s-activism-begins-to-be-revealed-after-his-death (http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/4/22/1518865/-The-breadth-and-power-of-Prince-s-activism-begins-to-be-revealed-after-his-death)