Troubled country singer Mindy McCready has been found dead from an apparent suicide. McCready was struggling to cope with the death of her partner earlier in the year. Her struggles with alcohol and drugs were revealed during her stint on the reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Mindy McCready leaves behind two young boys, aged six and nine months. RIP
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A top erectile dysfunction doc has been shot dead by his patient.
The actor who played Phillip Drummond, the father figure to Willis and Arnold on the ill fated TV sitcom Different Strokes, has passed away at 89. Todd Bridges, the only surviving member from the original cast, said of his passing “In addition to being a positive and supportive father figure both on and off-screen, Conrad was well-loved and made going to work each day enjoyable for all of us. He will be missed, but never forgotten.”.
Aaron Swartz IT prodigy, activist and co founder of the Reddit website has been found dead. Swartz was about to face a Federal trial on computer fraud, after he was charged in 2011 with stealing millions of scientific journals from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RIP Mr Swartz, 26 is way too young.
Jack Klugman, who was best remembered for his role as Oscar Madison the messy sports reporter in the Odd Couple and detective Quincy Jones , passed away suddenly. Klugman who battled throat cancer in the 1980s and trained himself to speak again was 90. RIP Jack Klugman.
Charles Durning, dubbed the “king of the character actors”, had played everything from Santa to a Nazi. His movies included The Sting, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Tootsie, To Be or Not to Be, Dog Day Afternoon and O Brother Where Art Thou? Durning was 89.
The bassist for Iron Butterfly (the psychedelic rock band of the 60s), Lee Dorman, has died. Dorman , who was 70, was found sitting in his car.
The man who brought you Major Tony Nelson and JR Ewing has passed away. Larry Hagman, who was diagnosed with throat cancer last year, was best loved for his role as the “master” in I Dream of Jeannie and most despised for his role as the evil JR Ewing in the TV series Dallas. He told reporters ”As J.R. I could get away with anything – bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer.”
Former Dallas cast members Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were by his side when he passed away at a Dallas hospital. Larry Hagman was 81.
Remember the Thanksgiving turkey called Peace, that Obama pardoned last year ? Yeah him. Well he’s dead. Seems he came down with some sickness a few days before this year’s Thanksgiving and was put down. However, conspiracy theorists are all in flutter believing it probably ended up as a Thanksgiving dinner. Hmm, maybe he didn’t understand what “pardoned” meant and thought he was going to get the chop this year like all the rest of his buddies? Pass the cranberries….
An elderly man, who dropped dead at the Southfield township offices while filling out an absentee vote for the Presidential election, was revived by a quick thinking registered nurse who administered CPR. The man’s first words when he finally came around were ’Did I vote?’.