Archive for the Deaths Category

Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead at the age of 27

Posted in Deaths with tags , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Ro

First the good news: someone in my death pool has died. The bad news: it was Amy Winehouse. The really bad news:  Zsa Zsa Gabor is still alive.

Sultry singer Amy Winehouse was found dead today in her London flat. According to the coroner, she died from “unknown causes” (Drug overdose, *cough cough*).

Winehouse is now officially a card-carrying member of the “Forever 27 Club,” joining the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, and Robert Johnson.

Her autopsy is pending. RIP Amy!

Good Night, Columbo

Posted in Deaths with tags , , , , on June 25, 2011 by Ro

Peter Faulk, best known as television’s Lieutenant Columbo has died. He was 83 years old.

Faulk died at his home in Beverly Hills. For several years, he had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Falk is survived by his wife and two daughters.

“Oh, just one more thing…”

Jack Kevorkian Died

Posted in Deaths with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2011 by Ro

Dr. Jacob “Jack” Kevorkian died today of complications from liver cancer. He was 83 years old. Kevorkian was an outspoken “right to die” activist who assisted several terminally ill patients with assisted suicide.

Earlier this week, actor Jeff Conway and musician/author Gil Scott Heron died. Gil was my hero so I’ll whip up a better article on him later.

 

 

Breaking News: The World Did Not End Today

Posted in Actors. LOL., Deaths, News with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2011 by Ro

Today the world did not end. Randy “Macho Man” Savage is dead, Zsa Zsa is still alive, and Jeff Conway is in a coma.

Back to Death Blogging… Elizabeth Taylor has Died

Posted in Actors. LOL., Deaths with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2011 by Ro

Bye bye!

Actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79. The cause of death was heart failure.

Yes you probably already know this, and like me, you have probably never seen a movie she was in. But what I do know is that she was married like a million times, a good friend of the late Michael Jackson, and was branded on a perfume that is sold in high-end department stores but smells like a cross between dead flowers and sulfur.

The big question is… When the fuck is Zsa Zsa going to die? At least I have her in my death pool.

Drummer Alex Kirst Killed in Hit and Run Accident

Posted in Deaths, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2011 by Ro


Alex Kirst (far right), the drummer for the iconic 1990’s band The Nymphs, was killed on January 13 in a hit-and-run car accident in which he was a pedestrian. He was 47 years old.

The Nymphs time was sadly short-lived as trouble with their record label Geffen along with some band member’s battles with drugs and alcohol lead to their early break-up in 1992. Since then, Alex and his guitarist brother Whitey Kirst played occasionally for punk-rock godfather Iggy Pop. Whitey said in a statement,

“I’m devastated. Just devastated. He was my big brother. He’s dynamite. He’s great. I loved playing with my brother, and since I was a kid, I always wanted to do that and I got to do that.”

Check out their only release in 1991 called “The Nymphs”.

On a personal note, In the 1990’s The Nymphs sold out every venue they played. I remember waiting in line with Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy and the Stooges), Raymond Pettibon (artist), and Ricky Sepulveda (Guitarist for Lawndale and Nervous Gender) at Raji’s on Hollywood Boulevard when all of a sudden the fire marshal came to shut down the venue. We all scattered and ended up drinking in a seedy TV bar where the “ladies” were interested in Raymond and Mike Watt. They ignored me, and they hated Ricky.  But then again, most women hated Ricky.

 

Musician Gerry Rafferty Died

Posted in Deaths with tags , , , , on January 4, 2011 by Ro

Gerry Rafferty, lead singer/guitarist for the Scottish band “Stealers Wheel” then later a solo artist has died at age 63. The cause of death was liver failure brought on by years of excessive drinking.

Rafferty was best known for his songs, “Baker Street” and “Stuck in the Middle.”