Major Causes of Death: Accidental | Cancer | Drug | Heart Attack | Heart Failure | Lung | Natural Causes | Suicide

FirstName_B

Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany Murphy (November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009) was an American actress and recording artist. She starred in films such as Just Married, Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City, The Dead Girl, Uptown Girls, Riding in Cars with Boys and Spun.

Murphy starred in many successful films, including Clueless (1995), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Don't Say a Word (2001), the TV adaption of the novel The Devil's Arithmetic (2001), 8 Mile (2002) and Uptown Girls (2003) as well as many lesser-known films, such as Spun (2003). In 2004, she starred in the romantic comedy Little Black Book, and the critically acclaimed Sin City (2005). She starred in two Edward Burns films: Sidewalks of New York (2002) and The Groomsmen (2006). In 2009, she was cast in the Lifetime TV movie, Tribute, as the main character, Cilla.

Death of Brittany Murphy
On December 20, 2009, Murphy was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and pronounced dead.  Her family said Brittany Murphy suffered flu-like symptom before death.

Cause of death
February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.

February 25, 2010, the coroner released a report stating that Murphy had been taking a range of over-the-counter and prescription medications, with the most likely reason being to treat a cold or respiratory infection. These included "elevated levels" of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, L-methamphetamine and chlorpheniramine. All of the drugs were legal and the death was ruled to be an accident, but the report observed: "the possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state"

Brittany Murphy on Letterman

Updates

  • July 26, 2010 - Investigation is underway for possible toxic mold that might have killed both Brittany Murphy & her husband Simon Monjack.
  • May 24, 2010 - Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack dies in the same apartment, same room, for same cause of death. Brittany Murphy's mother discovers the body (the same person who found Brittany Murphy's body months earlier)
  • February 25, 2010 - Brittany Murphy's death was ruled "Accident"
  • February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.
  • Dec 23, 2009: Retailers are pulling Brittany's new movie poster "Deadline" - The poster shows Brittany in the bath tub (looked like she's dying).
  • Dec 21, 2009: Autopsy is completed, but it may take up to 6 weeks for the result to be released (especially toxicology result). Autopsy found no signs of trauma.  The family said she suffered "flu like symptom" before death.
  • Dec 21, 2009: Hulu & YouTube pulled 'SNL' Brittany Murphy skit.
  • Dec 20, 2009: Autopsy is underway.  Her husband originally didn't want autopsy.  He claimed autopsy was against his Jewish belief.

Related Pages

Cyndi Lauper's Father: Captain Lou Albano dies 76

* Cyndy Lauper's father from the video "Girls just wanna have fun"

Louis Vincent Albano (July 29, 1933 - October 14, 2009), better known by his ring name Captain Lou Albano, was an American professional wrestler, manager and actor. With an over-the-top personality and a penchant for boisterous declarations, Albano was the epitome of the antagonistic manager that raised the ire of wrestlers and incited the anger of spectators. Throughout his forty-two-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and 4 singles competitors to championship gold. A unique showman, with an elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud outfits, he was the forefather of the 1980s Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection. Collaborating with Cyndi Lauper, Albano helped usher in wrestling's crossover success with a mainstream audience. Capitalizing on his success, he later ventured into Hollywood with various television, film, and music projects.

Death of Lou Albano
Lou Albano was 76 years old at the time of his death.

Infomercial Pitchman Billy Mays Dies at 50

Used to be on TV 400 times a week - He was the most aired person on TV.

William "Billy" D. Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009) was a television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products. His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches made him a recognizable television presence

Biography
Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Sto-Rox High School in 1977, he began his career as a salesman on the Atlantic City boardwalk, selling the Washmatik portable washing device to passersby. Working alongside other pitchmen, he developed his style of salesmanship.

Mays later traveled to home shows, auto shows, and state fairs across the United States for a period of twelve years, selling various maintenance products and tools, including cleaning products and food choppers

Death of Billy Mays
Mays was found dead by his wife in his Tampa, Florida home on the morning of June 28, 2009, having died sometime in his sleep. He was then pronounced dead at 7:45am. The Associated Press reported that there were no indications that the house had been broken into, and that police did not suspect foul play.

Cause of death was identified as heart related - not the bump in the head he received in the airplane. (see below tweet).

The Awesome Auger - Billy Mays

Billy Mays' Last Tweet

Bob Bogle, Original Member of The Ventures dies at 75

Co-founder of legendary Tacoma garage-rock band, the Ventures, and the architect behind the distinctive guitar sound of early hits "Walk, Don't Run" and "Perfidia" — has died

Bogle became ill over the weekend and died Sunday

The Ventures - Bob Bogle Medley 1997

Golden Girls TV star Bea Arthur dies 86

Golden Girls 1988Maude 1977 

Beatrice “Bea” Arthur (May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009) was an American comedian, actress and singer. In an ongoing career spanning seven decades, Arthur achieved success as the title character, Maude Findlay, on the 1970s sitcom Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. Arthur won an Emmy for each of those roles.

Death of Bea Arthur

Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details ccording to

Early life
Arthur was born Bernice Frankel to Philip and Rebecca Frankel in New York City on May 13, 1922. Her family soon moved to Maryland where her parents operated a women's clothing shop. She attended the now-defunct Blackstone College in Blackstone, Virginia where she was active in drama productions. She became a medical technologist before World War II.


Theater
Arthur began her acting career as a member of an off Broadway theater group at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in the late 1940s.

Related Links

Dorothy says Whoa! - Golden Girls

Bea Arthur's filmography & Television credits continues next page

Television credits
Kraft Television Theatre (1951-1958)
Studio One (1951-1953)
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope (1955)
Caesar's Hour (regular performer 1954–1956)
The Seven Lively Arts (1958)
Omnibus (1958)
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1958)
The George Gobel Show (1959)
The Perry Como Show (1961)
All in The Family (1971 & 1972)
Maude (1972–1978)
The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973)
The Mike Douglas Show (1974 & 1980)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1974-1975-1976-1977-1980-1985-1986-1990)
Dinah (1975 & 1976)
Saturday Night Live (1976 & 1979)
Cos (1976)
Laugh-In (1977)
CBS: On the Air (1978)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979)
The Beatrice Arthur Special (1980)
Soap (1980)
History of the World Part I (1981)
Omnibus (1981)
Nights of 100 Stars (1982)
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight (1982)
Amanda's (1983) (canceled after 4 months)
a.k.a. Pablo (1984)
P.O.P. (1984)
The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Circus of the Stars #10 (1985)
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration (1986)
Late Night with David Letterman (1986)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986)
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (1987)
This is Your Life" (1987)
The 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987)
Comic Relief '87 (1987)
Family Comedy Hour (1987)
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988)
Circus of the Stars #13 (1988)
Empty Nest (1989)
Aspel & Company (1990)
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1990)
Dame Edna's Hollywood (1991)
The Howard Stern Show (1992)
Guest Night (1992)
6th Annual Americam Comedy Awards (1992)
The Golden Palace (1992)
This Joint Is Jumpin' (1993)
The 47th Annual Tony Awards (1993)
Boulevard Bio (1993)
Sean's Show (1993)
Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994)
Bob Hope: Happy 91st Birthday, Bob (1994)
 50 Years of Funny Females (1995)
The 50th Annual Tony Awards (1996)
Dave's World (cast member 1996 & 1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1997)
The RuPaul Show (1998)
Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute Part 1" (1998)
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999)
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
The Martin Short Show (1999)
So Graham Norton (2000)
Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan (2000)
Malcolm in the Middle Dewey's babysitter in the season one finale (2000)
E! True Hollywood Story: All in the Family (2000)
Intimate Portrait: Estelle Getty (2001)
Futurama as "Femputer" in "Amazon Women in the Mood" (2001)
Today (2001)
The View (2002)
CBS News Sunday Morning (2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2002)
Good Morning America (2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2002)
The Big O! True West Hollywood Story (2002)
TV Most Censored Moments (2002)
TV Tales: The Golden Girls (2002)
Open Mike with Mike Bullard (2002)
Because I Said So (2002)
Inside TV Land: Taboo Tv (2002)
Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur (2003)
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003)
Rove Live (2003)
Through The Keyhole (2003)
Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There (2003)
The Golden Girls Their Greatest Moments (2003)
Today with Des and Mel (2003)*Richard and Judy (2003)
The Terry and Gaby Show (2003)
The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2004)
The Best of So Graham Norton (2004)
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics (2004)
TV's Greatest Sidekicks (2004)
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005)
TV Land Confidential (2005)
Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's mother on the season five finale (2005)
Entertainment Tonight (2006)
Biography: Bea Arthur (2006)
The View (2007)
TV Land Confidential (2007)
Entertainment Tonight (2007)
Back to the Grind (2007)
Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons (2007)
Entertainment Tonight (2008)
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards (2008)
Entertainment Tonight (2008)

Theatre performances
Lysistrata (1947)
The Dog Beneath the Skin (1947)
Yerma (1947)
No Exit (1948)
The Taming of the Shrew (1948)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (1948)
The Owl and the Pussycat (1948)
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1949)
Yes is for a Very Young Man (1949)
The Creditors (1949)
Heartbreak House (1949)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1951)
Personal Appearance (1951)
Candle Light (1951)
Love or Money (1951)
The Voice of the Turtle (1951)
The New Moon (1953)
The Threepenny Opera (1954)
What's the Rush? (1955)
Shoestring Revue (1955)
Plain and Fancy (1955)
Seventh Heaven (1955)
Mistress of the Inn (1956)
The Ziegfeld Follies (1956)
Nature's Way (1957)
Ulysses in Nighttown (1958)
The Gay Divorcee at the Cherry Lane (1960)
A Matter of Position (1962)
Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
Mame (1966)
The Floating Lightbulb (1981)
La Fille du Regiment (1994)
Bermuda Avenue Triangle (1995-1996)
Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (November 17, 1996) (benefit concert)
After Play (1997-1998)
Strike Up The Band (2000)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Westport, Connecticut (July 28-30, 2000)
And Then There's Bea United States Tour (April 24, 2001 - January 13, 2002)
Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in New York, New York (January 29, 2002 - April 14, 2002)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Santa Fe, New Mexico (September 24, 2002)
And Then There's Bea in Melbourne, Australia (October 15-27, 2002)
 And Then There's Bea in Sydney, Australia (October 29 - November 10, 2002)
Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in Toronto, Canada (November 20 - December 8, 2002)
And Then There's Bea in Johannesburg, South Africa (August 12-24, 2003)
And Then There's Bea in Cape Town, South Africa (August 26 - September 7, 2003)
Bea Arthur at The Savoy in London, England (September 15 - October 18, 2003)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Los Angeles, California (January 31 - February 1, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Saugatuck, Michigan (May 22-23, 2004)
A Celebration of Life in Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2004)
Bea Arthur at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (August 5-8, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Provincetown, Massachusetts (August 21, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Columbus, Georgia (October 30, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Nyack, New York (March 4-6, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Fort Wayne, Indiana (April 17, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Mount Pleasant, Michigan (April 19, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Atlantic City, New Jersey (June 3-4, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Holmdel, New Jersey (June 7, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Las Vegas, Nevada (August 27, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Hampton, Virginia (September 16-17, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Alexandria, Virginia (September 22, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Geneva, New York (September 24, 2005)
Bea Arthur Back on Broadway (at 95th Street) in New York, New York (November 21, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in San Francisco, California (January 7, 2006)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Salem, Oregon (January 21, 2006)
Bea Arthur Back at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (February 16-19, 2006)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Scottsdale, Arizona (February 24-25, 2006)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in University Park, Illinois (March 19, 2006)

Filmography
That Kind of Woman (1959)
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Mame (1974)
History of the World: Part I (1981) (cameo)
My First Love (1988)
For Better or For Worse (1996)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (cameo)
Enemies of Laughter (2000)
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) (documentary)
Broadway: Beyond The Golden Age (2009) (documentary)

Awards & Nominations

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
1989 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"

1988 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"

1987 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"

1986 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"

1978 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"

1976 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"

1975 Nominated Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for: Mame

1974 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"

1973 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"

EMMY AWARDS
2000 Nominated Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Malcolm in the Middle" For playing "Mrs. White".

1989 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"

1988 Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"

1987 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"

1986 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"

1978 Nominated Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music for: "Laugh-In"

1978 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"

1977 Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"

1976 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"

1974 Nominated Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"

1973 Nominated Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"

Betsy Blair, Actress, Gene Kelley's ex-wife, dies 85

Betsy Blair (December 11, 1923 - March 13, 2009) was an American actress of film and stage, long based in London.

Born as Elizabeth Winifred Boger, Blair pursued a career in entertainment from the age of eight, and as a child worked as an amateur dancer, performed on radio, and worked as a model, before joining the chorus of Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe in 1940. There she met Gene Kelly; they were married the following year, when she was 17 years old; they divorced 16 years later in 1957.

Death of Batsy Blair
Batsy Blair died in London after a bout with cancer. Batsh Blair was 85 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by a daughter, three stepchildren and several grandchildren.

After work in the theatre, Blair began her film career playing supporting roles in films such as A Double Life (1947) and Another Part of the Forest (1948). Her interest in Marxism led to an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee and Blair was blacklisted for some time, but resumed her career with a critically acclaimed performance in Marty (1955), winning a BAFTA Award and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She continued her career with regular theatre, film and television work until the mid 1990s.

Batsy Blair as Clara - "Marty" with Ernest Borgnine
(Ernest Borgnine is still alive)

Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Dies 56

William Norris "Billy" Powell (June 3, 1952 - January 28, 2009) was the longtime keyboardist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Death of Billy Powell
On January 28, 2009 Powell died at his condo in Orange Park, Florida. He had called 911 just before 1 am complaining of difficulty breathing. Paramedics found him unresponsive in his bedroom still holding the phone. It is believed he had a heart attack, but an autopsy will be preformed.

Billy Powell & Lynyrd Skynyrd
Powell remained a roadie for Skynyrd until 1972, when the band was hired to play the Bolles School prom. After setting up the band's equipment, Billy sat down at a piano in the corner of the room and began to play his own version of 'Free Bird'. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant was impressed, and invited Powell to join Lynyrd Skynyrd officially as their new keyboard player.

In 1973, Lynyrd Skynyrd was signed to MCA Records and received national exposure in with the release of their first album, (pronounced 'l?h-'nérd 'skin-'nérd). The bands popularity soared in 1974 with their follow-up album, Second Helping, which featured their highest-charting single, "Sweet Home Alabama". The band enjoyed great popularity over the next three years, culminating in the 1977 release of Street Survivors, which many considered to be their strongest effort to date.

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Call Me The Breeze-1987

More on next page

However, three days after the release of Street Survivors, Skynyrd's chartered plane crashed into a forest near McComb, Mississippi. The crash took the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, his sister and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines, and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick. The remainder of the band suffered injuries ranging from mild to severe. Powell suffered severe facial lacerations, almost completely losing his nose but was otherwise relatively uninjured. He was the first to be released from the hospital, and the only member able to attend the funerals of his fallen bandmates.

Bob May, Robot B9 from Lost in Space, dies 69

Lost In SpaceBob May (1939 - January 18, 2009) was an American actor best remembered for playing The Robot on the television series Lost in Space.

Born in New York City, May was the grandson of vaudeville comedian Chic Johnson, as well as an actor, stage performer, stuntman, director and public speaker.

For years, May was a regular at autograph conventions in the Los Angeles area and around the country. May's home was destroyed in the firestorm that hit the Los Angeles area in 2008; he and his wife escaped without injury.  In later life, May enjoyed attending matches at St James' Park to watch his beloved Newcastle United FC play.

Death of Bob May
Bob May died of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Lancaster.
Bob May was 69 years old at the time of his death

Bob May with B9

Author Bill Landis

Author Bill Landis dies at age 49 of heart attack. He is survied by his collaborator and loving wife, michelle Clifford and his adored daughter Victoria. Bill Landis brought Times Square alive. He was a walking encyclopedia of film knowledge. He wrote with his wife of 22 years, the bible of Times Square film and it's grindhouses and denizens, SLEAZOID EXPRESS for Simon and Schuster. Landis, (with wife Cliffford ghosting) penned the unauthorized bio of underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger for HarperCollins. Together, the couple published the magazines Sleazoid Express and Metasex. Landis' work appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. Landis was the first to coin the word "Sleazoid". He was the master of the facts of exploitation film, writing up houses like Troma films for Film Comment , and writing about the adult film business in a myriad of publications from cover stories in The Village Voice to Screw. He was a huge fan of art films. He never met a film he didn't want to comment on. He was not a critic. He was a writer of the aesthetics of film. The underlying meanings, touching the soul of celluloid. His was cremated upon his wishes, and his wife and daughter held a private service for him. He was often imitated but never duplicated.

Pinup Legend Bettie Page Dies 85

Bettie Page ComaBettie Page (April 22, 1923 - December 11, 2008) was a former American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.

Death of Bettie Page
Bettie Page died on December 11, 2008, having been on continuous life support since her heart attack in December 2008

While she faded into obscurity in the 1960s after converting to Christianity and serving as a Baptist missionary in Angola, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s and had a significant cult following. Her look, including her jet black hair and trademark bangs, has influenced many artists. Bettie is a great aunt of comedian/writer Benjy Bronk and Bettie is a cousin of actress Mena Suvari.

Related story: Pinup Legend Bettie Page in Coma

Comedian and actor Bernie Mac dies at 50

Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie Mac" McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008) was a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian.

Death of Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac was hospitalized with pneumonia on August 1, 2008 and the following day, a source close to the family said that Mac was in "very, very critical" condition. He was recovering from pneumonia, most likely brought on by his sarcoidosis, in a Chicago hospital. His publicist, Danica Smith, said that he was expected to make a full recovery and that he was responding well to treatment.

On August 9, 2008 it was reported by the Chicago Sun-Times that Bernie Mac had died, with confirmation by the Associated Press about the cause of his death

Bernie Mac Show
2 times Emmy nominated, 2 times Golden Globe Nominated

Bernie Brillstein - Agent, manager, producer dies 77

Hollywood Walk of Famer 

Bernard J. "Bernie" Brillstein (April 26, 1931, in New York City, New York - August 7, 2008, in Los Angeles, California) was an American film and television producer and executive producer.

Death of Bernard Brillstein:
On the evening of August 7, 2008, around 9:00pm, Brillstein died of chronic pulmonary heart disease at a Los Angeles hospital.[4] He is survived by his wife Carrie, daughter Leigh and Kate Brillstein, and three sons Michael Brillstein, David and Nick Koskoff.

Bernard Brillstein formed The Brillstein Company in 1969. There, he continued to manage stars and develop television programming. He produced such popular television hits as Hee Haw, The Muppet Show and Saturday Night Live.

Bernard Brillstein later became manager of SNL alums Gilda Radner , John Belushi and Lorne Michaels, as well as Jim Henson (of Muppets fame) and Paul Fusco (voice and operator of ALF). He produced such other television shows as Alf: The Animated Series, and Normal Life.

Bernard Brillstein has been responsible for such successes as The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Dragnet, Ghostbusters II, Happy Gilmore and The Cable Guy.

Bernard Brillstein received the honor as recipient of a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 18, 2001.

Brillstein Quote. "...you're no one in this business, unless someone wants you dead."

Bo Diddley - Founding father of Rock dies 79

Bo Diddley CD Bo Diddley Died 79 Rest In Peace
Buy from Amazon: Bo Diddley CD's & DVD's

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), born Ellas Otha Bates, aka "The Originator", was an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound. He was also known for his characteristic rectangular guitar.

Death of Bo Diddley
On June 2, 2008, Bo Diddley died at 79 of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida.

Illness of Bo Diddley
On May 17, 2007, Bo Diddley was admitted to intensive care in Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, following a stroke during a concert at Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 13. He had a history of hypertension and diabetes, and the stroke affected the left side of his brain, causing receptive and expressive dysphasia. The hospital reported him in "guarded" condition at the time. (Continues next page)

Those who don't know Diddly - Check this out!

Brad Renfro dies at the age of 25

Brad Renfro's DeathBrad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor. He made his film debut in 1994 in the lead role of The Client. He acted in 21 films, several short films, and two television episodes ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Recess") during his career. Much of his later career was marred by a pattern of substance abuse. He died January 15, 2008 from a heroin overdose.

Latest: Brad Renfro had a secret Son, known as "Y".

Death of Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro was found dead, at the age of 25, on January 15, 2008 in his Los Angeles apartment. On February 8, 2008, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office ruled that Renfro's death was accidental, attributing it to acute heroin/morphine intoxication.  His body was returned to East Tennessee, where he was buried on January 22, 2008 north of Knoxville, at Red House Cemetery in the small community of Blaine.  He was not included in the annual Academy Awards tribute to Hollywood figures who died in the past year.

Less than three weeks after his death, his grandmother Joanne – who had raised him and accompanied him regularly during his early acting career – died at her home at the age of 76.  Local officials stated that she died of natural causes

Bill Walsh, 49ers coach

William Ernest "Bill" Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and popularized the West Coast Offense. Walsh went 102-63-1 with the 49ers, winning ten of his fourteen postseason games along with six division titles, three NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowls. He was named the NFL's coach of the year in 1981 and 1984.

Death
Bill Walsh died of leukemia at 10:45 am on July 30, 2007 at his home in Woodside, California. Bill walsh was 75 years old at the time of his death

Super Bowl Wins

  • 1981 Super Bowl XVI
  • 1984 Super Bowl XIX
  • 1988 Super Bowl XXIII

Championships Wins

  • 1981 NFC Championship
  • 1984 NFC Championship
  • 1988 NFC Championship

* Please share your memory, leave your comment below

Syndicate content