Discussion in 'General TV & Media' started by Destiny, Jul 17, 2006.
I was shocked when I saw this news. Very sad indeed
Now there saying Thai police: Carradine death may be accidental
Bruce Lee co-star Shih Kien dies at age 96 - Snip
HONG KONG – Veteran Hong Kong actor Shih Kien, who played Bruce Lee's archrival in the 1973 movie "Enter the Dragon," has died at age 96.
"With his death, Hong Kong has lost an outstanding performing arts talent," Acting Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So said in a statement.
Shih died Wednesday afternoon at a Hong Kong hospital with his children by his side, the Ming Pao Daily News reported Friday. The cause was kidney failure, the Apple Daily newspaper said.
Cleveland Indians former owner, developer Dick Jacobs dies at 84 - Snip
CLEVELAND -- Richard E. "Dick" Jacobs, the commercial real estate mogul and former Cleveland Indians owner who helped refurbish downtown Cleveland and turned its baseball team into a winner, has passed away after a lengthy illness. He was 84.
RIP David Caradine. That was a sad story.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Rankin dead of lung cancer
Jun 8, 8:27 PM (ET)
By JOHN ROGERS
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kenny Rankin, a brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter whose stylings ranged from jazz to pop to the world music influences he picked up as a child in New York, has died of complications related to lung cancer, his record company announced Monday. He was 69.
Rankin died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mack Avenue Records spokesman Don Lucoff said.
The musician, who first gained acclaim as one of the guitarists on Bob Dylan's landmark 1965 album, "Bringing it all Back Home," had been preparing to record an album of new material when he became ill a few weeks ago. Recording sessions scheduled with producer Phil Ramone were canceled as his health began to deteriorate.
Singer Jeff Hanson found dead at 31
Singer-songwriter Jeff Hanson was found dead in his St. Paul, Minnesota apartment Friday, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has reported.
It was unclear exactly what caused Hanson's death, but he apparently died from a fall or other accident in the apartment, which has concrete floors, his sister Sara Hanson told the paper.
The 31-year-old musician had been climbing a steady rise to fame with the help of the independent record label, Kill Rock Stars, for which Hanson released three albums, including last year's critically acclaimed "Madam Owl."
Hanson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and began playing guitar when he was just 4 years old. He formed his first band at age 13, and was signed to Kill Rock Stars six years ago.
"Jeff Hanson was an amazing artist, a riotously funny person, and a good friend," the label said in a statement posted on their Web site. "Everyone at Kill Rock Stars feels that we were privileged to put out his records. We will miss him tremendously.
In a radio segment about his last album, NPR called his voice, "one of the most incredible and truly unique voices you'll ever hear."
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
- This guy had such an interesting voice. May he rest in peace.
The Ventures guitarist Bob Bogle dies at 75
Tue Jun 16, 9:08 pm ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pioneering guitarist Bob Bogle, whose rock-instrumental band the Ventures scored a pair of hits in the 1960s with "Walk, Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O," has died, the group said on Tuesday. He was 75.
Bogle died on Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at a hospital after falling ill at his home in Vancouver, Washington, according to bandmate Don Wilson.
The Ventures were "the most popular instrumental rock 'n' roll band of all time" and are worshiped as "gods" in Japan, rocker John Fogerty said at the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction last year.
Mia Farrow's brother found dead in Vt. art gallery
June 17, 2009 - 6:36 AM
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) – The brother of actress Mia Farrow has been found dead in his art gallery, and police said Tuesday his death is suspicious.
Sculptor Patrick Farrow, 66, was found late Monday by police responding to an emergency call from the Farrow Gallery in Castleton, a small town near the New York border. A woman there had called asking for help.
An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of Farrow's death. Police said they wouldn't release additional information until it was complete.
World’s oldest man dies at 113, official says
TOKYO - Tomoji Tanabe, the world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan on Friday, a city official said. He was 113.
"He died peacefully. His family members were with him," said Junko Nakao, a city official in Miyakonojo on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Tanabe died of heart failure, she said.
Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, had eight children — five sons and three daughters. The former city land surveyor also had 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, according to a statement from the Miyakonojo city. He was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest man when he was 111 years old.
Tanabe lived with his fifth son and daughter-in-law. His favorite meals were fried shrimp and Japanese miso soup with clams, the statement said. Tanabe drank milk every morning and read the newspaper. He also avoided alcohol and did not smoke, the statement said.
John Joseph Houghtaling, 'Magic Fingers' inventor, dies at age 92
By Jennifer Kay
Posted: 06/20/2009 09:37:32 PM PDT
Updated: 06/20/2009 09:37:33 PM PDT
MIAMI — The inventor of the "Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed," which brought weary travelers 15 minutes of "tingling relaxation and ease" for a quarter in hotel rooms across America during its heyday as a pop culture icon in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 92.
John Joseph Houghtaling died Wednesday at his home in Fort Pierce, Fla., his son Paul Houghtaling said Friday.
Tinkering in the basement of his New Jersey home, Houghtaling invented the "Magic Fingers" machine in 1958.
The device was mounted onto beds, and a quarter bought 15 minutes of "tingling relaxation and ease," according to its label.
"Put in a quarter, turn out the light, Magic Fingers makes ya feel all right," Jimmy Buffett sang in "This Hotel Room."
Kitschy and titillating, Magic Fingers remained a staple of American pop culture even after the device began disappearing from motels. The vibrations triggered a beer explosion in the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," and FBI agents Mulder and Scully relaxed to the pulsations in an episode of "The X Files."
The man best known for saying 'Heeeeeeeeeeeerre's Johnny' has died Ed McMahon died shortly after midnight at the age of 86. McMahon had been in ill health lately and died at the Ronald Reagan/UCLA Medical Center.
Ed McMahon dies at 86
Another piece of TV history has gone. RIP Ed and may you and Johnny Carson have them rolling in the aisles.
SAD A long time side-kick of Johnny's:bolian: and did so much charity work and telethons, a pleasant, nice, fun guy. He'd been ill for so long, may he RIP~
Foxnews: Farrah Fawcett Has Passed away at 62
Farrah Fawcett, the multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her role as the vivacious Jill Munroe in the 1970s television series “Charlie’s Angels,” has died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was 62.
Fawcett is survived by her partner, actor Ryan O’Neal, and 24-year-old son Redmond O’Neal who was not present.
People Magazine: Farrah Fawcett Dies Of Cancer
Fawcett died at 9:28 a.m. PST at St. John’s Heath Center in Santa Monica, Calif. She was with longtime partner Ryan O'Neal, friend Alana Stewart and her doctor Lawrence Piro.
"She's gone. She now belongs to the ages," O'Neal tells PEOPLE. "She's now with he mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now."
For more see the links. Both have quotes from other Celebs as well.
^^Tis sad indeed I'll always remember her as one of the Original Charlie's Angels.
Me too....and it came so suddenly ....The last news I heard where the marriagepart when she was feeling better....My thoughs goes to her family.
May she RIP...At least she is in a better place and no longer in pain.
Rest in peace, Angel.
TMZ is reporting that Michael Jackson has died...
We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.
Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.
Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.
We're told one of the staff members at Jackson's home called 911.
La Toya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.
Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.
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