Grew up watching Harry Morgan on Dragnet and MASH reruns. Not at all happy about his passing. Four more years and he'd have hit the century mark...
RIP Myron Cope, who died only a couple years ago or so. He's the only dead celebrity I care for atm (though I did really like one of Michael Jackson's songs). I wouldn't be surprised if no one else here has mentioned him though. It seems like he's only famous with people from Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Steeler fans, like me. He created the Steelers' trademark Terrible Towel, which many Steeler fans wave at Steeler games.
We still miss you, Myron. :[
EDIT: Oh, I posted in here already... I can't believe I completely forgot. xP
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I couldnt believe this when I seen this, and she was only 37 too. RIP Kerry x.Simon Cowell leads the tributes for former X Factor finalist Kerry McGregor who died of cancer aged 37
Simon Cowell has lead tributes to late X Factor contestant Kerry McGregor following her death from cancer.
The Scottish singer, who appeared on the TV talent show in 2006, lost her battle with the disease aged just 37.
The wheelchair-bound singer and actress was first diagnosed with bladder cancer two years ago.
But it was thought she was beating the killer disease after undergoing three months of gruelling chemotherapy which almost left her deaf.
The singer leaves a son, Joshua, seven, with property developer partner Dean Robertson, 36.
The mother-of-one had been spurred on by messages of support from her X Factor mentor Sharon Osbourne and Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) star Susan Boyle, who hailed her as an inspiration in her autobiography.
Last night, it was revealed that Kerry and Miss Boyle were about to go into the studio together to record a duet until the project was halted just days ago by the former’s ill health.
Kerry, of Pumpherston, West Lothian - who broke her back in a fall when she was 13 - was diagnosed with cancer in September 2010 after suffering two years of stomach pains.
When details of her illness were first made public in April last year, she said: 'It was small cell cancer, one of the fastest-spreading. I wasn't surprised. The fight is long, but I want to live. I've got so much more to give.'
However, last night, a brief statement from her management company said: 'It is with deep sadness we announce that Kerry passed away at home, earlier today following a battle with cancer. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.'
Her manager, Ewan Gallagher, said: 'This is a desperately sad time for all Kerry’s friends and family. She was such a gifted singer and song-writer. She left more than 40 of her own songs unrecorded at her death.
'And she had forged a close friendship with Susan Boyle, who became very attached to Kerry because both are from West Lothian.
'Susan wrote in her autobiography that Kerry’s appearance on X Factor was what gave her the courage to appear on BGT.
'The pair were about to record a duet of Wings To Fly, which has only appeared as a bonus track on an album released by Susan in Japan. I’m sure it would have been a huge hit and the words have such poignancy. I don’t know what will happen with that project now.'
Born in 1974 into a musical family - her late grandfather, Bobby McKerracher, was known as 'the Scottish Bing Crosby' – Kerry was aged five when her father was killed in a road crash.
Raised by her mother, Margaret, also a talented singer, she showed early promise as a gymnast at West Calder High School before she fell from a tree aged 13 and broke her back, leaving her partially paralysed from the waist down.
Determined to remain in mainstream schooling, she re-learnt how to walk with crutches and leg braces in just six weeks, earning a Child of Achievement Award.
Of her disability, she once said: 'Life changed completely for me from an early age. In some people’s eyes it could be a hindrance but in my eyes it’s not. If anything, it gives me all the more reason to kick my heels in and go on. I am determined and I will achieve.'
After studying music and drama at Jewel and Esk Valley College in Edinburgh, she formed the dance band Nexus in 1993 before leaving to join QFX, whose album Freedom reached Number 21 in the UK charts.
Talent spotted by Kenny MacDonald, manager of The Proclaimers, she was selected to record a song for the UK´s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997, coming second to Katrina and the Waves, who went on to win Eurovision with Love Shine a Light.
In 2006, Kerry secured her biggest break after making the finals of series three of The X Factor, which was eventually won by future Grammy award nominee Leona Lewis.
She managed to last until Week 3, when she was voted off by Louis Walsh.
Kerry later concentrated on her acting career and songwriting and had more than 40 songs still unrecorded at her death.
As an actress, she performed on stage, radio and television productions, with notable appearances as Carol-Ann in Annie Griffin’s Channel 4 series The Book Group, and in the award-winning BBC children’s drama series Grange Hill.
Last month, she accepted a role as an ambassador with Action for Bladder Cancer (ABC), the UK’s only charity dedicated to fighting bladder cancer, the fourth most common cancer in men and 11th most common in women with around 10,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease every year.
Colin Bunce, chair of Action on Bladder Cancer, said: 'We are deeply saddened by the news about Kerry. She was a truly inspirational person and we were delighted when, before Christmas, she accepted our invitation to become an Ambassador for Action on Bladder Cancer.
'She was deeply committed to helping raise awareness about bladder cancer and our thoughts are very much with her family at this time.'
Poor woman was only 48, did not see this coming. RIP.US singer and actress Whitney Houston dies aged 48
American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
A spokesman for Houston's family confirmed the news, telling Reuters: "Unfortunately, it is true."
The cause and the location of her death were unclear, Houston's publicist Kristen Foster told the AP news agency.
Regarded as one of the most celebrated female acts of all time, Houston's later career was overshadowed by substance abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.
Houston's background was steeped in soul and gospel music.
Her mother was gospel singer Cissy Houston and she was cousin to singer Dionne Warwick, and goddaughter to Aretha Franklin.
Having grown up in New Jersey, she began singing in church and then in the night clubs of New York, and was a model before being signed by Arista Records.
At the height of her career in the 1980s and 90s she won many awards and enjoyed several number one singles and albums.
Houston also enjoyed success acting in films such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.
In recent years drug use took its toll on the star and her voice - once acknowledged as one of the finest in pop music - was badly damaged.
RIP Whitney, one of the most amazing talents of our time.
aka Insanish Danish
First that guy who created Soul Train, and now Whitney Houston. This year's Black History month is really getting gloomy, R.I.P. the both of them. :(
Lordi Eurovision monster rock drummer Tonmi Lillman dies
Tonmi Lillman, the drummer with Finnish monster rock ensemble Lordi, which won the Eurovision song contest six years ago, has died at the age of 38, the group said on Wednesday.
"Our dear friend and band mate, 'Otus' Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away," a brief statement on the group's website said, but gave no details on the cause of his death.
Lillman, whose Finnish nickname "Otus" means "beast" or "creature," joined Lordi in 2010, four years after the heavy metal band put Finland on Europe's musical map by sweeping the Eurovision with their stage pyrotechnics, gruesome monster costumes and catchy anthem Hard Rock Hallelujah.
Lordi won the 2006 competition with 292 points, a record at the time, giving Finland its first Eurovision win and confirming their popularity across the region in a competition that normally sees states voting for their closest geographical neighbours.
Lillman, who officially changed his name from "Tommi" to "Tonmi" in 2004, grew up in Kouvola, in southeastern Finland, and later moved to Helsinki.
He reportedly received his first drum kit at the age of nine and began performing when he was 14.
An accomplished musician who had mastered the keyboards and guitar in addition to drums and bass guitar, Lillman also performed with other Finnish musical outfits such as Ajattara, To/Die/For, Sinergy and Vanguard.
Apart from his career with Lordi, Lillman backed numerous other groups and artists as a studio musician, was a talented graphic artist, and taught drumming and digital recording at the Kouvola Musical Conservatory.
R.I.P Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan - Drummer of Avenged Sevenfold.
I have claimed Rock Slide in the official claim a move thread. And I did it before you.
Although I had never heard of Whitney Houston before her death, as the details arise there is only one thought on my mind. This poor woman's life was ended by drugs, and thus became yet another sad statistic and an example of what drugs can do to you, just like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. She will certainly be missed, but the fact remains that, in her case, the best advice she probably ever could of heard was that if you never start you never have to stop. RIP Whitney.
They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Throughout his life the same
He's battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
RIP Davy Jones. Such a shock, he was such an icon and he was too young.
aka Insanish Danish
R.I.P Davy Jones and i was looking forward to a new The Monkees album
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