August 14th, 2013
Submitted by john on Wed, 2013-08-14 12:08
Allen Glover Lanier (June 25, 1946 – August 14, 2013) was an original member of Blue Öyster Cult. Lanier played keyboards and rhythm guitar. He resided in Manhattan.
Lanier wrote several songs for Blue Öyster Cult albums, including "True Confessions", "Tenderloin", "Searchin' for Celine", "In Thee" and "Lonely Teardrops". In addition to his work with Blue Öyster Cult, he also contributed to music by Patti Smith, Jim Carroll, The Dictators and The Clash, among others. He dated Patti Smith for several years during the 1970s.
Allen Lanier cause of death
Allen's death was announced by Blue Öyster Cult on August 14, 2013. According to their official Facebook page, "Allen succumbed to complications from C.O.P.D." Lead singer Eric Bloom posted the following:
Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' For You
Blue Oyster Cult interview 1980-81 Kids Show (Allen Lanier in red)
Submitted by john on Sat, 2013-08-10 12:02
Eydie Gorme (also spelled as Eydie Gormé; August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013) was an American singer, specializing, with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in traditional pop music, in the form of ballads and breezy swing. She earned numerous awards, including the Grammy and the Emmy.
She won a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in 1967, for her version of "If He Walked Into My Life", from Mame.
As a duo with her husband, the act was billed as Steve and Eydie. In 1960, Steve and Eydie were awarded the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group for the album, "We Got Us".
She retired in 2009. Gormé became a blogger, posting occasional messages on her official website. In November 2009, after his wife retired, Lawrence embarked on a solo musical tour.
Eydie Gorme cause of death
Eydie Gorme died on August 10, 2013, six days before her 85th birthday, following a brief illness, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed that she died of cancer. Lawrence was at her bedside, along with their son, when she died on Saturday afternoon, her publicist Howard Bragman said. Eydie Gorme was 84 years old at the time of her death.
*She has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame as a duo (Steve & Eydie)
Eydie Gorme - "As Long As He Needs Me" - 1969
"If He Walked Into My Life" sung by Eydie Gorme
Frank Sinatra and Steve :awrence & Eydie Gorme - Oslo Norway
Submitted by john on Sat, 2013-08-10 10:38
Jody Payne (January 11, 1936 – August 10, 2013) was an American country musician and singer. He is probably best known as a longtime guitarist in Willie Nelson's band, The Family.
He first met Willie Nelson in about 1962 in Detroit. Nelson was playing bass with Ray Price. Payne started working with Nelson in November 1973. Before that, he played for Merle Haggard.
After playing with Willie Nelson for 35 years he retired from Nelson's band in 2008.
Jody Payne cause of death
Jody Payne died from cardiac problems. Jody Payne was 77 years old at the time of his death.
Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Jody Payne, Willie Nelson (1974)
Submitted by john on Thu, 2013-08-08 20:18
Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is known for her appearances in such films as Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Great Gatsby, Rhinoceros and Airport 1975 (all 1974), The Day of the Locust, Nashville, (both 1975), and Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot (1976). Over the course of her career, she won two Golden Globe Awards (out of three nominations), and an Academy Award nomination in 1971 for Best Supporting Actress.
Karen Black cause of death
Karen Black died in Los Angeles from ampullary cancer. After her final films in 2010, she was diagnosed with cancer and did not make any more public appearances. Karen Black was 74 years old at the time of her death.
Karen Black film montage **Please watch this video**
Submitted by john on Wed, 2013-08-07 20:27
The King Sisters were an American big band-era vocal quartet
Marilyn King died on August 7, 2013, aged 82, from cancer, in California surrounded by her loving children.
The King Sisters Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime King Family Special 1964
"Route 66" by the Four King Sisters
* I may be wrong, but Marilyn King is the shortest person.
Submitted by john on Wed, 2013-07-31 15:24
Michael Ansara and actress Barbara Eden was married between 1958–1974 and had one son together, actor Matthew Ansara, who died on June 25, 2001, of a heroin overdose.
Michael George Ansara (April 15, 1922 – July 31, 2013) was a Syrian-born American stage, screen, and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Cochise in the American television series Broken Arrow, Kane in the 1979–1981 series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Commander Kang on three different Star Trek television series, Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart on the NBC series, Law of the Plainsman, and providing the voice for Mr. Freeze in Batman: The Animated Series and several of its spin-offs.
Michael Ansara was inducted to the Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960 with 1 star.
Michael Ansara cause of death
Ansara died after a long illness at his home in Calabasas on July 31, 2013.
"Broken Arrow", starring Michael Ansara as "Cochise".
Submitted by john on Tue, 2013-07-30 15:55
Oscar Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman (March 30, 1919 – July 30, 2013) was an American professional basketball player. He is credited with having scored the very first basket in the National Basketball Association (NBA), at that time the Basketball Association of America.
On November 1, 1946, in the first ever game of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), Schectman made the opening basket for the New York Knicks against the Toronto Huskies at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens. The Knicks won the game 68–66. In 1949, the BAA became the National Basketball Association (NBA); thus, Schectman's basket is considered the first in NBA history.
In 1946–47 (his only year in the NBA), Schectman played in 54 games for the Knicks and was third in the league with 2.0 assists per game.
Ossie Schectman cause of death
Ossie Schectman died at age 94 in Delray Beach, Florida.
Submitted by john on Sun, 2013-07-28 23:25
Randy Earnhardt, brother of the late Dale Earnhardt and uncle of Dale Earnhardt Jr., has died at 60 following a year-long battle with cancer.
Submitted by john on Sun, 2013-07-28 12:01
Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan is best known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She reprised the role in the TV adaptation and won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her performance. She received Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles on Newhart, Thirtysomething, Taxi and Will & Grace.
Eileen Brennan cause of death
Eileen Brennan received excellent reviews as brothel madam "Billie" in George Roy Hill's Oscar-winning 1973 film The Sting as the confidante of con man Henry Gondorf (Paul Newman).
Brennan died at her home in Burbank, California on July 28, 2013, of bladder cancer. Brennan was a breast cancer survivor.
Partial Filmography (years active 1960–2011)
Divorce American Style, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Last Picture Show, All in the Family, The Sting, Kojak, Private Benjamin, Taxi, The Love Boat, Magnum P.I., Murder, She Wrote, Home Improvement, Tales from the Crypt, Walker, Texas Ranger, ER, 7th Heaven, Nash Bridges, Mad About You, Touched by an Angel, Will & Grace, Lizzie McGuire, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Submitted by john on Fri, 2013-07-26 12:30
John Weldon Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013), known as JJ Cale or J.J. Cale, was a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale was one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale's personal style has often been described as "laid back".
Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton, "Clyde" by Waylon Jennings, "Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and "Ride Me High" and "Travelin' Light" by Widespread Panic.
In 1974 Captain Beefheart covered the song "Same Old Blues" on his album Bluejeans & Moonbeams.
In 2007, the Cale and Clapton team won a Grammy for their collaboration on The Road to Escondido.
J.J. Cale cause of death
J.J. Cale died on July 26, 2013, at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California, after a heart attack. J.J. Cale was 74 years old at the time of his death.
JJ Cale, Eric Clapton (After Midnight & Call me the Breeze)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me the Breeze (live '75)
Submitted by john on Mon, 2013-07-22 07:37
Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred on television as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. His latest TV role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.
Dennis Farina cause of death
Farina died on July 22, 2013 in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a blood clot in his lung. Dennis Farina was 69 years old at the time of his death.
Crime Story - Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) says, "It's dead!"
Submitted by john on Sat, 2013-07-13 12:40
Cory Allan Michael Monteith (May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013) was a Canadian actor and singer, known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee from 2009 until his death in 2013.
In an interview with Parade magazine in 2011, he discussed his history of substance abuse, and in April 2013 he again sought treatment for addiction.
Cory Monteith cause of death
On July 13, 2013, at the age of 31, Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. He had been scheduled to check out earlier that day, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body. Although the Vancouver Police Department said the cause and manner of death were not immediately apparent, foul play was ruled out. An autopsy is scheduled for July 15.
I'll Stand By You - Cory Monteith as Finn
Submitted by john on Fri, 2013-07-12 15:13
Amar Gopal Bose (November 2, 1929 – July 12, 2013) was an American academic and entrepreneur. An electrical engineer and sound engineer, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for over 45 years. He was also the founder and chairman of Bose Corporation. In 2011, he donated a majority of the company to MIT in the form of non-voting shares to sustain and advance MIT’s education and research mission.
In 2007 he was listed in Forbes 400 as the 271st richest man in the world, with a net worth of $1.8 billion. In 2009, he was no longer on the billionaire list, and returned to the list in 2011, with a net worth of $1.0 billion.
Amar G. Bose cause of death
Bose died on July 12, 2013 at the age of 83.
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 2013-07-07 11:03
I grew up watching WWF wrestling. Now they are WWE.
- James Hellwig, WWE Legend, Ultimate Warrior (June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014, Dies 54
- Matt Osborne, Doink The Clown (July 27, 1957 – June 28, 2013) WWE star, dies 55
- Paul Bearer (April 10, 1954 – March 5, 2013). manager of The Undertaker, Kane, Mick Foley and Vader.
- 'Macho Man' Randy Savage (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011) WWF Wrester, Dies 58
- Paul Perschmann - "Playboy" Buddy Rose - (born ? - died April 28, 2009) died 56
- Gary Hart (January 24, 1942 – March 16, 2008), On-screen manager, Died 66.
- Fabulous Moolah (July 22, 1923 – November 2, 2007), died 84
Cause of death: Complications from surgery
- The Missing Link (February 28, 1939 - August 16, 2007) Died 68
Real Name: Byron James John "Dewey" Robertson
Cause of Death: cancer
- Crush (January 31, 1963 - August 13, 2007) Died 43
Real Name: Brian Keith Adams
Cause of death: Prescription medications overdose
- Chris Benoit (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) Died 43
Cause of death: Suicide by Hanging
- Sensational Sherri (February 8, 1958 – June 15, 2007) Died 49
Real Name: Sherri Russell
Cause of death: accidental overdose
- Bad News Brown (October 22, 1943 – March 6, 2007) Died 63
Real Name: Allen James Coage
Cause of death: Heart Attack
- Bam Bam Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) Died 45
Real Name: Scott Charles Bigelow
Cause of death: Drugs, Heart Problem, Diabetes
- Johnny Grunge of Public Enemy (July 10, 1966 – February 16, 2006) Died 39
Real Name: Michael "Mike" Durham
Cause of death: sleep apnea complications
- Eddie Guerrero (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) Died 38
Other Ring Name: Latino Heat
Real Name: Eduardo "Eddie" Gory Guerrero Llanes
Cause of death: Enlarged Heart due to drug use
- Big Bossman (May 2, 1963 – September 22, 2004) Died 41
Real Name: Raymond W. Traylor, Jr.
Cause of death: heart attack
- Hercules (May 7, 1957 - March 6, 2004) Died 46
Real Name: Raymond Fernandez
Cause of death: heart disease
- Jack Tunney (1935 – January 24, 2004) Died 69
On-screen WWF President during Hulkamania
Cause of death: Heart Attack (unconfirmed)
- Crash Holly (August 25, 1971 - November 6, 2003) Died 32
Real Name: Michael John Lockwood
Other Ring Name: The Green Ghost
Cause of death: choked on his own vomit (Drug Overdose)
- Hawk of Road Warrior (September 12, 1958 – October 19, 2003) Died 45
Real Name: Michael James Hegstrand
Cause of death: heart attack
- Stu Hart (May 3, 1915 – October 16, 2003) Died 88
Wrestler, trainer, promoter. Father of Bret and Owen Hart.
Real Name: Stewart Edward "Stu" Hart
Cause of death: Sufferef pneumonia, diabetes, arthritis, then died of a stroke.
- Miss Elizabeth (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003) Died 42
Real Name: Elizabeth Ann Hulette
Cause of death: combination of alcohol and drugs
- Mr. Perfect (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003) Died 44
Real Name: Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig
Other Ring Name: Curt Hennig
Cause of death: acute cocaine intoxication / combination of steroids and painkillers
- "Flyboy" Rocco Rock of The Public Enemy (September 1, 1953 – September 21, 2002) Died 49
Real Name: Theodore James Petty
Cause of death: heart attack
- The British Bulldog (November 27, 1962 – May 18, 2002) Died 39
Real Name: David Boy Smith
Cause of death: heart attack (steroid, human-growth hormones)
- Yokozuna (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) Died 34
Real Name: Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i
Cause of death: fluid in his lungs (reported heart attack/heart failure)
- Gorilla Monsoon (June 4, 1937 - October 6, 1999), Died 62
Real Name: Robert James "Gino" Marella
Cause of death: heart failure from diabetes
- Owen Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) Died 34
Real Name: Owen James Hart
Other Ring Name: The Blue Blazer
Cause of death: 50 foot fall from ceiling to ring
- "Ravishing" Rick Rude (December 7, 1958 – April 20, 1999) Died 40
Real Name: Richard Erwin Rood
Cause of death: overdose of "mixed medications (including Steroid)
- The Junkyard Dog (December 13, 1952 – June 2, 1998) Died 45
Real Name: Sylvester Ritter
Cause of death: single-car accident (fell asleep the the wheel)
- André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) Died 46
Real Name: André René Roussimoff
Cause of death: congestive heart failure
- Vince McMahon, Sr. (July 6, 1914 –May 24, 1984) Died 69
Founder of WWF, Father of Vince McMhahon
Real Name: Vincent James McMahon
Cause of death: Cancer
Submitted by john on Sat, 2013-07-06 10:35