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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
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    Never heard of her until she died.
    Me either! But still RIP is offered.
    didn't recognize the name but definitely recognize the face..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    I'm reserving this space for Jade.
    She died at 3.14am GMT today.

    She was 27 years old and leaves two sons aged 5 and 4 years old.

    RIP

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    RIP Alain Bashung, 14-03.2009.

    Not famous in the anglo-saxon world but one of the last genius of the french rock scene.


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    Reality TV star Jade Goody dies after cancer fight
    By NANCY ZUCKERBROD – 2 hours ago


    LONDON (AP) — Jade Goody, a dental assistant turned reality-TV star whose whirlwind journey from poverty to celebrity to tragedy became a national soap opera and morality tale in Britain, has died. The 27-year-old had cancer and died in her sleep early Sunday at her home in Essex, southeast England, her publicist Max Clifford said.
    Goody gained fame at 21 in 2002, when she joined the reality television show "Big Brother," in which contestants live together for weeks and are constantly filmed. Loud and brash, she became a highly divisive star — initially mocked as an ignorant slob, then celebrated as a forthright everywoman by a hungry tabloid press.
    It was a pattern of praise and condemnation that followed her for the rest of her life. Goody became a national touchstone who sparked debate about race, class and celebrity in Britain.
    For some, Goody was a survivor who had overcome a tough childhood on a London housing estate. Her father was absent and often in jail, and her mother struggled with drug addiction.
    But she also was reviled in the press during her stint on "Big Brother" for her weight, her big mouth and her apparent lack of general knowledge — she branded the English region of East Anglia "East Angular," and asked whether it was abroad.
    She didn't win the show, but she did become a celebrity, earning millions through television and magazine appearances, an autobiography, a perfume and a series of exercise videos.
    It was during a follow-up stint on a celebrity version of "Big Brother" in 2007 that Goody was labeled a racist bully for her treatment of another contestant, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Goody bad-mouthed Shetty's cooking of Indian food, mocked her accent and referred to her as "Shilpa Poppadom." While complaints against the show skyrocketed, so did ratings.
    Goody's treatment of Shetty sparked anger in India and Britain — even becoming the topic of debate during a House of Commons question-and-answer session with then Prime Minister Tony Blair. A major sponsor suspended its advertising deal with "Celebrity Big Brother," and a chain of perfume shops pulled a Goody-endorsed fragrance, ironically named "Shh..."
    After television viewers voted to evict Goody from the show, Goody — herself of mixed race — insisted she wasn't a racist. "I argue like that with everybody. It wasn't just because of the color of her skin that I was that aggressive," she said during an interview on Britain's GMTV.
    After the eviction, the Indian Tourism Office invited Goody to travel to the country. She did, visiting charity projects and later agreeing to appear on an Indian version of the show.
    "The people of India have only seen a small part of me and I'd like to show them that there is more to me," Goody said. "I'm a mother of two, a businesswoman. I can't be all that bad."
    It was during filming of the show in the summer of 2008 that Goody received a diagnosis of cervical cancer by telephone from a doctor in Britain. The camera captured the deeply personal moment, which was shown repeatedly on TV in Britain, though not in India.
    The progress of her illness was chronicled in detail in the tabloid press and weekly magazines, to the unease of many.
    "Goody isn't rich or famous because she won the lottery: she's rich and famous because we bought all those papers and magazines and ghosted books with her on the cover, because we watched her television series, because we cheered when she was good and booed when she was bad, because we sat around discussing her over lunch," wrote columnist India Knight in The Sunday Times. "Now she's dying, she's making us all feel bad so we want her to go away, like a broken toy that's stopped being fun."
    In February, a bald and frail Goody, married fiancee Jack Tweed in an elaborate event staged at an elegant countryside hotel outside London. She reportedly sold the photos for more than $1 million.
    Goody defended being paid for interviews and photo shoots.
    "People will say I'm doing this for money," she said. "And they're right, I am. But not to buy flash cars or big houses — it's for my sons' future if I'm not here. I don't want my kids to have the same miserable, drug-blighted, poverty-stricken childhood I did."
    Before her rise to fame, Goody worked for a period as a dental nurse. She had an unhappy childhood in a poor south London neighborhood. Her father was a heroin addict who served jail time for robbery and died in 2005, her mother a former crack addict who lost the use of an arm in a motorcycle accident.
    While many empathized with Goody as she underwent surgery and chemotherapy in the public eye — filming part of the experience for another television series — she still inspired vitriol in others. A Web site was even set up, devoted to predicting when she would die.
    In February 2009 Goody's publicist said the cancer had spread to her liver, bowel and groin.
    Goody is survived by Tweed and her two sons Bobby and Freddie, with an ex-boyfriend, television presenter Jeff Brazier. She also is survived by her mother, Jackiey Budden.
    Budden told reporters Sunday: "Family and friends would like privacy at last."
    Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


    The Associated Press: Reality TV star Jade Goody dies after cancer fight


    Tits oot


    Peshed


    Stacked & tarted


    Cancer & marriage
    Mortals you defy the Gods, I sentence you to travel among unknown stars, until you find the Kingdom of Hades, your bodies will stay as lifeless as stone.

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    Samuel P. Huntington, R.I.P.

    Harvard political science professor Samuel P. Huntington (born 4/18/1927, died on Christmas eve, 2008).

    Perhaps the most important political thinker of post-World War II, Huntington rejected the economic reductionism of both capitalism and Marxism, suggesting that cultural, religious and ethnic factors drive world conflicts. He coined the term "the bloody borders of Islam". If you look at his map at the beginning of "Clash of Civilizations", it's remarkable how that single graphic of the world's nine tribes speaks volumes about who fights whom.

    His ideas have been associated with war-mongering neo-conservatives, but anyone who has read his books knows otherwise. How else would one explain this quote:

    "The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."

    A remarkable and under-appreciated mind, that Professor Huntington. .


    Huntington's clash | The Economist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Goody
    "People will say I'm doing this for money," she said. "And they're right, I am. But not to buy flash cars or big houses — it's for my sons' future if I'm not here. I don't want my kids to have the same miserable, drug-blighted, poverty-stricken childhood I did."
    Fair play, RIP love.

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    NEWS FLASH:

    Farrah Fawcett is in the hospital and is unconscious and has been for days. Not much time left.


    Source: Drugereport.


    I am realizing that more and more "young" stars/famous people are checking out as they hit their 60s, that I ain't no youngin' anymore.

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    yeah and far too many cancer related illnesses too, it seems to me to be disproportionate than the past.. not just because of publication either.

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    ^ Yeah, lots of cancer. Hard to say if it's the pollution, processed foods, chemicals we breathe and eat and drink and ingest.

    F*cking rottne stuff....that "C."

    I know want any warning, or sentence. I just want to go quick.

    I don't have a choice in the matter. I am grateful to be alive and have all of my 5 senses.
    ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    I am grateful to be alive and have all of my 5 senses.
    Well, on this thread we all have a sixth sense - we can see dead people

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    Porn star Marilyn Chambers, who made waves in the 1970s by having screen sex with an African-American, has been found dead at her Los Angeles home at the age of 56, coroner's officials said on Monday.

    The Los Angeles coroner's office said an autopsy would be carried out to determine the cause of her death late on Sunday night.

    Chambers, whose real name was Marilyn Taylor, broke into the adult film industry by appearing in the 1972 film "Behind the Green Door," which was among the first pornographic films released widely in the United States to attract mainstream attention.

    The adult film caused a stir in part because Chambers was seen having sex with African-American porn star Johnny Keyes.

    Chambers made more than 25 porn movies, trading on her earlier role as the blonde cover girl on the Ivory Snow soap box, where she posed holding a baby under the tag line "99 & 44/100% pure".



    She also made several films with late porn star John Holmes, who died of AIDS complications in 1988, and she had flings with careers in music and politics. Chambers ran for U.S. vice president in 2004 on the Personal Choice Party ticket and released the disco single "Benihana" in 1976.

    Chambers had a bit part in the 1970 Barbra Streisand film "The Owl and the Pussycat," and starred in the 1977 David Cronenberg horror movie "Rabid." But after establishing herself as a pornographic film star, she was never able to break into mainstream films.



    Porn star Marilyn Chambers dead at 56 | Entertainment | Film | Reuters

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    She made an interesting book about anal sex too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    She made an interesting book about anal sex too.
    Instructional?

    RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Porn star Marilyn Chambers, who made waves in the 1970s by having screen sex with an African-American, has been found dead at her Los Angeles home at the age of 56

    56? Must have lived a hard life to go so young. No pun intended.

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    ^ We don't know how she checked out. Cardiac, aneurysm....hard to say. We may or may not find out depending on the autopsy release being public. I assume there will be an autopsy.

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    Insatiable was probably the first porn movie that I ever watched.
    R.I.P

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    Broadcaster and former Liberal MP Sir Clement Freud has died aged 84.
    A statement from his family said Sir Clement had died on Wednesday evening at his London home.
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the actress Jill Freud, five children and 17 grandchildren. His funeral will be held next week.
    A grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, Sir Clement had a varied career as a cookery expert, press columnist and radio game show contestant.
    Renowned for his lugubrious expression and mournful voice, he was a regular panellist on the BBC's Just a Minute for more than 30 years.

    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Writer Clement Freud dies aged 84
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    Helen Levitt, Photographer of NYC, March 29, aged 95
    Good obit here:
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    funny guy, one and only impersonator



    not as well known outside of Vegas but a bigger draw than even Elvis, the Rat Pack and other more internationally notable Vegas players..



    BIOGRAPHY


    Gans hadn't planned to be an entertainer. His boyhood dream was to play third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers and, after high school, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago White Sox drafted Gans after college, where he was an All American at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Sometimes, opportunity knocks more than once.
    Two years later, his life long dream came true as he signed that contract and went to the minor leagues to start his career as a professional athlete. But, not long after it all came to a crashing halt as a career-ending injury turned his life upside-down.
    With love and encouragement from his friends and family, Gans shifted his focus from baseball to entertainment. He is blessed with a marvelous singing voice, the ability to make people laugh and a rare presence that would manifest itself in his new career.

    Gans spent 15 years traveling throughout the United States, working at his craft and perfecting his repertoire of impressions. At the same time he became one of the most sought-after performers in the prestigious corporate world, often playing to stadium-sized crowds for major, international companies such as IBM and McDonald's and was the favorite of the Fortune 500 list. Fellow entertainers such as Bill Cosby and Natalie Cole raved about Gans, and it became apparent that he was destined to be a star.
    In 1995 Danny was starring on Broadway in his one-man show. However, between New York and 200 concert dates a year, he found himself longing to be home with his wife and three children. So, when the opportunity to move his show to Las Vegas presented itself, where he could settle down to a life with his family, Gans knew it was the right move.
    In doing so, Gans' commitment to his family had been doubly rewarded; the family is happy to call Las Vegas home, and Gans has taken the town by storm. On top of his record-breaking crowds and consistently sold out shows, Gans has been showered with accolades and awards.
    In May 2008 Danny Gans celebrated 12 years in Las Vegas, the last eight of which have been spent in his own 1,250-seat theater at the Mirage. And, once again, Gans was named "Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year" for the 11th straight year in a row.
    In February of 2009, Gans returns to the Wynn family, when he debuts his award winning show at the new Encore Theater. Gans has found his new home in the gorgeous, first class resort, where he will continue to break box office records and delight capacity houses.
    He may not be playing third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he's hitting home runs nightly. As he prepares for the next step in his illustrious career, Danny Gans is truly living a dream come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingForce View Post
    yeah and far too many cancer related illnesses too, it seems to me to be disproportionate than the past.. not just because of publication either.

    It may seem like that

    and may be true

    more people are living longer than before, due to medical advances

    so instead of dying of, say, septicaemia when you are 45, you can now die later of cancer at 75

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    I don't have a choice in the matter. I am grateful to be alive and have all of my 5 senses.
    which one is common sense?

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    Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

    75 is not too bad, considering his size. He must have ate well with a Mediterreanian diet or something. Maybe had a glass of red wine every day, too.

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    See More... "The Insider" confirms that Dom DeLuise has died.

    The Golden Globe-nominated actor died Monday night at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 75 years old.
    Here --> Dom DeLuise Passes Away at The Insider

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    Very funny man

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    Loved Dom. Was he only 75? Thought he was about 90 -- saw him so many years.

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    I'm interested in this Gans, fellow. Never heard of him before.

    Anyway, here is a brief trick that Dom Deluise did on the Johnny Carson show. I guessing it's from the 1970s.


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