Archive for the 'Death Notice' Category

John Hughes Dies

The great John Hughes died today. They’re saying he suffered a heart attack while taking a walk in New York today. This is why I don’t take walks. Tweet

Estelle Getty Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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. Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood […]

Bo Diddley Dies

Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as “Who Do You Love?” and “Bo Diddley,” melded rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll through a distinctive thumping beat, has died. He was 79. Diddley died Monday, surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Archer, Florida, a family spokeswoman said. The cause […]

Jeff Healey Dies

TORONTO – Acclaimed jazz and rock guitarist Jeff Healey was remembered Sunday as a musician of rare ability who had a wicked sense of humour and a generous nature as fans and bandmates mourned his death at age 41, following a battle with cancer. Bandmates of Canadian rock and jazz legend Jeff Healey were among […]

'Jaws' Actor, Roy Scheider Dies

Roy Scheider, a stage actor with a background in the classics who became one of the leading figures in the American film renaissance of the 1970s, died on Sunday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. He was 75 and lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Mr. Scheider had suffered from multiple myeloma for several years, and died […]

Heath Ledger Found Dead

Actor Heath Ledger was found dead today in a New York apartment. At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When […]

Brad Renfro Dies

TMZ has learned actor Brad Renfro is dead. The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home this morning. The cause of death has not been determined, however, Renfro had a history of drug abuse. Sources tell us Renfro, who had starring roles in “The Client” and “Apt Pupil” had been working valiantly […]

Ike Turner Dies

US soul legend Ike Turner, the former husband of Tina Turner, has died at the age of 76. He died at his home near San Diego, California. There was no immediate word on the cause of death. He rose to fame in the 1960s, and is best remembered for his musical partnership and stormy marriage […]

Evel Knievel's Last Words (sort of)

Stunt Legend Evel Knievel (who’s name, in my opinion should be easier to spell) died last week, ironically, not doing anything crazy. But before he rode off to the big spinning wheel of fire-chainsaws in the sky, he gave an interview with Maxim Magazine. Here’s a clip of what he had to say: “People pay […]

Quiet Riot Singer Found dead

Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died Sunday, drummer Frankie Banali confirmed in a post on his Web site. DuBrow was 52 years old and the official cause of his death has yet to be determined. “I can’t even find words to say,” Banali wrote. “Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor […]