Friday, May 27, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

5/27/11- American poet.  Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him a notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s and an important early influence on hip-hop, died on Friday at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 62 and had been a longtime resident of Harlem.

His death was announced in a Twitter message on Friday night by his British publisher, Jamie Byng, and confirmed early Saturday by an American representative of his record label, XL. The cause was not immediately known, although The Associated Press reported that he had become ill after returning from a trip to Europe.


Jeff Conaway Dead at 60

5/27/11- The embattled reality show star fell into a coma and passed away. He had become more famous in recent years for his battle with drugs and alcohol on "Celebrity Rehab" than for his role Kanicky in Grease.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Randy "Macho Man " Savage Dead at 58

5/20/11 - "Macho Man” Randy Savage (real name Randall Mario Poffo) died this morning due to injuries from a car accident after suffering a heart attack while driving in Tampa, Florida. The pro-wrestler was popular for over twenty years on the WWE, WCW and TNA wrestling programs, He was champion over twenty times in multiple wrestling circuits and programs. He was also famous for his ring attire and his legendary catchphrase, “Ohhhh Yeahhh.”


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harmon Killebrew Dead at 74

5/17/11- Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew lost his battle with esophageal cancer at the age of 74. He was diagnosed with the disease six months prior. Known as "The Killer," Killebrew was an 11-time All-Star and helped take the Twins to the World Series for the first time in 1965.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rapper M-Bone Dead at 22

5/15/11- Rapper M-Bone (real name Montae Talbert) of the popular hip hop group Cali Swag District was victim of a drive-by shooting in front of a liquor store in his hometown of Inglewood, California. The "Teach Me How to Dougie" star was in the driver's seat when a group of gunmen pulled up beside him and fired off two rounds.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MIa Amber Davis Dead at 36

5/10/11- Model and actress Mia Amber Davis (36) died due to complications from a routine knee surgery. She is known for her role in "Road Trip as Rhonda" and is considered to be one of the most successful plus size models in the industry.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Dolores Fuller Dead at 88

5/9/2011- Dolores Fuller died of complications of a stroke at the age of 88. She was an actress (most known for her role in "Glen or Glenda") and muse of cross-dressing writer and director Ed Wood Jr.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Carlos Trillo Dead at 68

5/8/2011- One of the biggest Argentinian comic book writers, Carlos Trillo died in London while on holiday with his wife. His work "La Grande Amaque" won the Prize for Scenario at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in 1999.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

John Walker Dead at 67

5/7/2011- John Walker, an American-born musician and frontman of the British rock group Walker Brothers, died of liver cancer at the age of 67. As the guitarist and vocalist for the Walker Brothers, he had great success in producing hits such as 1964's "Love Her" and a string of other hits.


Robert Stempel Dead at 77

5/7/2011- Robert Stempel, former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, died in Florida at the age of 77. Known for being a great engineer, Stempel helped develop technologies including front-wheel-drive cars, the catalytic converter and battery-powered cars. He is survived by his wife and three children.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dana Wynter Dead at 79

5/5/11- Most known for her role in the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," actress Dana Wynter died of congestive heart failure at Ojai Valley Community Hospital's Continuing Care Center. She was 79 years old and her son said "she stepped off the bus very peacefully."


Arthur Laurents Dead at 93

5/5/11- Arthur Laurents, the playwright, screenwriter and director who wrote and ultimately transformed two of Broadway’s landmark shows, “Gypsy” and “West Side Story,” and created one of Hollywood’s most well-known romances, “The Way We Were,” died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan due to complications from pneumonia. He was 93.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead at 54

5/1/11 - The only person on this list we are definitely not mourning. Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist that orchestrated the WTC attacks on Sept. 11th, was finally found and killed in a compound outside Islamabad, Pakistan.