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Re: Celebrity deaths

Postby killjoy » Fri May 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Okay I'm going to show my age here and this may make me look like a redneck but I don't care about that.Part of my childhood died today.

Randy Poffo.....better known to us fans who watched the WWF in the 80's,as Randy Macho Man Savage...was killed in a car wreck today.As a kid of the 80's he was one of my all time fav and I can tell you when he came to my neck of the woods I was there.Macho Man knew how to put on a show which was what made him great!

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Postby FSU/MSW-94 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:15 pm

Jeff Conaway, best known for his roles in the movie 'Grease' as Kenickie Murdock of the T-Birds, and on the television series 'Taxi' playing cabbie Bobbie Wheeler, died today at an L.A. area hospital. He was 60 years old. He had a longtime battle with polysubstance dependency and was taken off life support by his family on Thursday after medical professionals informed his family he was brain dead. The Celebrity Rehab alum had been in a medically induced coma in critical condition after he was found unconscious earlier this month. R.I.P. such a sad ending for him. :(
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Postby Earth2Mama » Fri May 27, 2011 5:26 pm

Just heard. So sad and tragic. And so young. :cry:
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Re: Celebrity deaths

Postby killjoy » Fri May 27, 2011 8:45 pm

FSU/MSW-94 wrote:Jeff Conaway, best known for his roles in the movie 'Grease' as Kenickie Murdock of the T-Birds, and on the television series 'Taxi' playing cabbie Bobbie Wheeler, died today at an L.A. area hospital. He was 60 years old. He had a longtime battle with polysubstance dependency and was taken off life support by his family on Thursday after medical professionals informed his family he was brain dead. The Celebrity Rehab alum had been in a medically induced coma in critical condition after he was found unconscious earlier this month. R.I.P. such a sad ending for him. :(



I have read it was a drug overdose....and I've read it wasn't a drug over dose but some brain injury thing....WTH happened? Ohh and on a side note...I've never seen Grease...I do know him from B5 and Taxi.As a child of the 80's you couldn't stay up late at night on Saturday without seeing Taxi on regular tv.

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Postby dreamer19 » Mon May 30, 2011 12:44 pm

I hadn't heard about Jeff Conway. Even though he was before my time a bit, I loved him in Grease and Taxi (which used to be on Nick at Nite). So sad. He'd been struggling such a long time with his addiction.

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Re: Celebrity deaths

Postby killjoy » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:43 pm

I'm guessing a lot of you here are not old enough to know who this is...hell even I only saw this tv show in reruns long after it went off....but a many of them did I watch.

But anyway......James Arness aka...Marshal Matt Dillion on the tv show Gunsmoke died in his sleep.Mr Areness held the record for the longest anyone ever played a tv character.He played Marshal Dillion for twenty straight years on tv 1955 to 1975(Kelsey Grammer tied the record decades later) In fact only the long running tv show Law and Order ran as long as Gunsmoke did!

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Postby FSU/MSW-94 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:53 pm

CBS 60 Minutes' commentator Andy Rooney (92), Boxing great Joe Frazier (67) and Rapper Heavy D (44) all died within a few days of one another :cry: May they Rest In Peace!
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Re: Celebrity deaths

Postby behrbabe » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:39 pm

Whitney Houston - dead at 48

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/ ... 0M20120212

Even with all of her troubles and scandals, I still didn't believe this until I heard that her publicist
confirmed it. This is a tremendous loss to the music world. RIP Ms. Houston.
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Re: Celebrity deaths

Postby trulov » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:41 pm

behrbabe wrote:Whitney Houston - dead at 48

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/ ... 0M20120212

Even with all of her troubles and scandals, I still didn't believe this until I heard that her publicist
confirmed it. This is a tremendous loss to the music world. RIP Ms. Houston.


I'm so very sad right now. I was in high school when The Bodyguard came out - the movie and soundtrack were huge hits. So many memories of my teen years include her songs. RIP

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Postby Earth2Mama » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:44 pm

trulov wrote:
behrbabe wrote:Whitney Houston - dead at 48

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/ ... 0M20120212

Even with all of her troubles and scandals, I still didn't believe this until I heard that her publicist
confirmed it. This is a tremendous loss to the music world. RIP Ms. Houston.


I'm so very sad right now. I was in high school when The Bodyguard came out - the movie and soundtrack were huge hits. So many memories of my teen years include her songs. RIP

Me too, Trulov ... I'm just in shock! I thought and hope that she was finally turning her life around. So sad, and such a loss and waste.

I'm ... I'm speechless.
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