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#361 GiaCat21

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:00 PM

Heath Ledger was found dead of possible drug related causes... He was only 28.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:05 PM

Just heard the news here about Heath.

Very sad. My daughter's loved his work. He will be missed.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

As often as this thread is posted to would it work as a sticky?
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

Thats okay, thanks Willow. I didn't see that thread, or I would have posted it there. *ish embarassed now for some reason* I normally search for these kinds of things, and I guess it was just a shock, I posted it without looking.

I promise, it won't happen again :greenbounce: =^-^= *ties a string on her pinky*

But, yeah, I really didn't believe this person who PMed my on my messenger, until I looked it up. 'Tis sad, there are so many young people who are passing away now days.



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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:23 PM

Just heard the news here about Heath.

Very sad. My daughter's loved his work. He will be missed.

As much as I loved his work, the thing that makes me even sadder is the fact that his daughter is going to have to go through life without her dad. No little girl should have to live life without their dad (although I know that it happens...)...

I was skimming through the comments on Yahoo! and there were just some disrespectful people (on top of the conspiracy theorists)... Show Heath some respect... At this point in time we DON'T even know IF he did die of drugs, but if he did addiction is a disease and deserves to be treated as such! Sorry... I just get so worked up when people are disrepectful of the dead... I don't care if he is famous! His family could be reading those comments!
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:43 PM

I agee with you stellakitty. People jump to conclusions alot now days, when someone famous passes away. they automatically assume, that it has something to do with an overdose or something like that.

some people have no respect for the dead at all and thinks that its either funny or entertaining. How would they feel, if it was a relation to them, and people started bashing them and making fun of them. It isn't right.

But yes, I feel, for his daughter. I can't imagine, what it would be like, to not have a father around. I think, that there would be an emptiness there. I'm not good when it comes to comments like this, because I do have respect for those who pass on.

Everyday, I wonder if my dad is alright, I live 10hrs from him and it bothers me, that something may happen and I won't be able to get home in time, when his time does come. Its a thought, that I don't like thinking about.

Anyway, didn't mean to get off subject a little there. I just understand where your coming from, thats all. So I hope my comments at the top don't sound strange, harsh or downright nonsense. I've never been good, when it comes to explaining things like that. the words that come out, get misunderstood alot, and people get angry at me, because of how I worded something. (grammar was never a top subject for me lol)

I wish to give my condolences to his famly and friends. It really is, a tragic loss. T_T

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:32 PM

I was skimming through the comments on Yahoo! and there were just some disrespectful people (on top of the conspiracy theorists)... Show Heath some respect... At this point in time we DON'T even know IF he did die of drugs, but if he did addiction is a disease and deserves to be treated as such! Sorry... I just get so worked up when people are disrepectful of the dead... I don't care if he is famous! His family could be reading those comments!
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I'm not a big watcher of movies in general, so I don't know much about the guy...but it sure doesn't take many of the sort of comments people post on Yahoo's celebrity news to make me give up hope for the human race. :/ Sad to hear someone who was apparently rather cool has gone.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:08 AM

Those of us old enough to remember THE BOB NEWHART Show...
Suzanne Plachette passed away.
The cast will be recieving their STARS in Hollywood next week.
Suzanne was 71.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:54 AM

I just read that Heath's family was told by police they believe it was an accidental overdose. Apparently, he had pneumonia but the exact cause of death won't be known until after an autopsy is performed. It's a shame some people feel the need to publically trash someone whose just died. They should at least have the common decency to keep their negative comments to themselves out of respect for the family. At least his daughter isn't old enough to read them..

I remember Suzanne Plachette very well. I love the old Bob Newhart Show. The Walk of Stars ceremony won't be the same without her.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:06 AM

'Jaws' Actor Scheider Dies at 75

Scheider died at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death.

However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

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Guitarist Jeff Healey dies at 41

Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey has died in Toronto Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 41.

The news was released on his website, jeffhealey.com. Here's a statement from his site.

Following a lengthy struggle with cancer,
Healey passes away on the eve of the
release of a new blues rock album

Update: Canwest News Service's obituary of Mr. Healey (9:19 p.m. ET)

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Blind guitar wizard Jeff Healey of Toronto died Sunday of cancer. He was 41.

Norman Jeffrey Healey was one of Canada's premier blues and jazz musicians who is perhaps best known for his 1988 album See The Light, which included the hit single Angel Eyes. He was also nominated for a Grammy for the song Hideaway and in 1990, was awarded a Juno in the Entertainer of the Year category.

Other Healey hits have included How Long Can a Man Be Strong and a cover of The Beatles' While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Healey lost his vision as a baby to a rare form of retinal cancer and he battled the disease throughout this life. His website said Sunday that he died with his wife, Cristie, at his bedside in Toronto's St. Joseph's Hospital.

As a toddler, Healey picked up a guitar and, setting it on his knees, developed a distinct sound and playing style.

By the time he was a teenager, Healey had formed a four-piece band called the Blue Direction and was playing in clubs throughout the Toronto area. His best known work came when he formed the Jeff Healey Band several years later with bassist Joe Rockman and drummer Tom Stephen.

The Jeff Healey Band was a sellout act across Canada and sold over a million albums in the U.S. market.

During the course of his musical career, he shared the stage with such music titans as Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Harrison and B.B. King.

But Healey's passion was not always in rock music and later in his career branched into jazz, especially from the golden years of the genre in the 1920s and '30s. He released several jazz CDs and had a collection of some 25,000 78 rpm jazz records.

Until recently, he had a show on a Toronto jazz station CJRT-FM.

At the time of his death, Healey was about to unveil his first rock/blues CD_in eight years. Mess of Blues is scheduled to be released in Europe in March and in Canada on April 22.

Healey had a long fight with cancer. In 2007, he underwent surgery to remove cancerous growths from his lungs. He had earlier had two sarcomas removed from his legs.

Healey is survived by his wife and two children, 13-year-old Rachel and three-year-old Derek. Other survivors include his father Bud and stepmother Rose, and two sisters, Laura and Linda.
As of Sunday night, funeral and memorial arrangements had not been announced.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:05 PM

If you're not familiar with Jeff Healey's music, he was the band leader at the Double Deuce bar in the Patrick Swayze film Roadhouse.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

His most recent hit is Angel Eyes, a fantastic song! He was a phenomenal musician, we'll miss him but his music lives on.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:23 PM

http://wheels.blogs...._coddingtonBoyd" target="_blank"> February 27, 2008, 7:11 pm
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Coddington, Hot Rod Hero, Dies at 63

By Jerry Garrett

Tags: Boyd Coddington, customization, hot rods

Your king is dead, hot-rodders. Long live the king.

Boyd Coddington died today in Whittier, Calif., a few miles from his shop where the cable TV reality show “American Hot Rod” was produced, and where he spent much of his adult life. Mr. Coddington lived a life as highly stressed as any of his high-octane creations. On one hand, his vision left a legacy of elevating hot rod design and the use of chrome to high art. On the other, his hard-driving business practices created problems for himself, his employees and even clients.

Though Coddington was a Hot Rod Hall of Fame inductee, he also suffered through bankruptcy and a fraud conviction. He had a keen eye for design, as well as talents who could compete at his lofty, prolific level. His “discoveries” included the likes of Jesse James and Chip Foose, both of whom began their careers with Mr. Coddington before going on to fame, fortune and TV shows of their own in the customizing industry.

Mr. Foose, who became a fiery rival of Mr. Coddington’s the last decade, was not available for comment. But his wife, Lynne, told me that “people didn’t understand the true nature of their relationship” and that “Chip was on good terms with Boyd when he died.” In an interview with Mr. Foose last year, it was suggested that friction had developed over whether proper credit was given for certain Foose designs that came out of the Coddington shop in the 1990s; also, some property that Mr. Foose believed to be rightfully his became entangled in the financial collapse of one of Mr. Coddington’s companies in the late 1990s.

Mr. Coddington’s business interests were later reorganized, and he re-emerged as a force in custom car design. But in 2005, he was accused of fraud by the State of California for titling his custom-fabricated creations as “antique cars” to avoid emissions controls and tax obligations. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with the allegations, and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and perform 160 hours of community service.

Mr. Coddington, born in Rupert, Idaho, spent his early years learning his craft in Idaho and Utah garages. He moved to California in 1966 and worked at Disneyland as a machinist by day and as a hot rod tuner by night. Among his famous creations was the Cadzilla street rod built for Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. But he is probably best known for his many variations of the classic 1932 Ford deuce coupe.

His creations have sold at auctions for well into six figures. But there were indications shortly before his death that perhaps he had been a bit too prolific. A pristine 1934 Ford roadster by Mr. Coddington failed to meet its reserve price at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale event in January; it earned “only” a $110,000 high bid — shockingly low by Coddington-creation standards.
Hot RodA 1934 roadster by Boyd Coddington failed to meet its reserve price at an auction in January. (Jerry Garrett for The New York Times)

Mr. Coddington was a colorful outsize character who preferred loud shirts and loud talk. On his television show, he was often portrayed as a ruthless taskmaster. But as someone who has worked a bit in television, I can tell you it was an image that was carefully cultivated by producers who wanted the show and its star to have an edge. In private, he projected a mischievous sense of fun and excitement that was irresistibly infectious. His followers generally went willingly where he decided to lead.

Boyd Coddington relentlessly pushed the art of the hot rod forward like few men before or since. His fellow customizers and show competitors will have a hard time finding a source of inspiration with high-power wattage as brilliant.

UPDATE: A day after Boyd Coddington’s death, Chip Foose released the following statement:

Chip Foose and everyone at Foose Design are saddened to hear of the untimely passing of legendary hot rod builder Boyd Coddington. Chip and Boyd spent many hours together in the early years of Hot Rods by Boyd, becoming so close that Chip considered Boyd almost as a second father. Boyd allowed Chip and all his employees the freedom to design and fabricate the ultimate in custom vehicles and provided the necessary customers to grow. Boyd formalized the Hot Rod business and thereby legitimized it — the result was the creation of an industry. Boyd’s contribution to the Hot Rod and Aftermarket are significant and unparalleled. “I appreciate all of the opportunities Boyd offered me while I worked with him and I owe a large part of my career and success to the great working relationship we had. I pass on my deep sympathy and respect to everyone at Boyd’s and the Boyd Coddington Family. He will be greatly missed”
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:29 PM

Dave Clark Five singer Mike Smith dies of pneumonia

http://www.cnn.com/2...h.ap/index.html

Mike died on Feb. 28th. This was the only rock and roll star that I ever had a real crush on.

God's speed, Mike. You still make me feel glad all over.




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