Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2009: Year of the Celebrity Death

In no particular order:

1. Billy Powell, 56, keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, heart attack
2. Helio Gracie, 95, creator of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, natural causes
3. Socks, 19, American Presidential cat of the Clinton family, jaw cancer
4. Nicholas Hughes, 47, marine biologist, son of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, suicide via hanging
5. Billy Mays, 50, advertisement salesman of OxiClean and Orange Glo, heart disease exacerbated by cocaine
6. Gidget, 15, Taco Bell chihuahua, stroke
7. Adam Goldstein, 36, DJ AM, drug overdose
8. Farrah Fawcett, 59, actress (Charlie's Angels), cancer
9. John Arthur "David" Carradine, 72, actor and martial-artist, hung in his closet, possible murder or suicide
10. Michael Jackson, 50, king of motherfucking POP, overdosed by his doctor

Geebus P Cryst!

Fuck man... 2012 must be real. You know the end is near when shit like this goes down.

RIP boyos.

15 footnotes:

Anonymous said...

patrick swayze

Anonymous said...

natasha richardson

Anonymous said...

john hughes

Zek J. Evets said...

@anon: ahh, i knew i forgot some people! wanted to get patrick swayze in there, but i didn't get enough time to. natasha richardson and john hughes too, i guess, but swayze was a biggun. can't believe i forgot him.


Anonymous said...

Jim Carroll

Anonymous said...

Ted Kennedy

Anonymous said...

Kanye West's career

Anonymous said...

Ed McMahon

Zek J. Evets said...

@anon: okay okay, yes i get that more people than are on my list, but i only listed the people i could remember off the top of my head.

besides, i think kanye west actually helped his career, and taylor swift's.

Jasper said...

Maybe anon would like you to POST MOAR. And as long as you seem unwilling to further add names of deaths this year, anon will continue to contribute to your comment wall.

FunkyStarkitty50 said...

LMAO @ Kanye West's career. I want to add Chris Brown's career to the list because he did himself no favors by appearing on Larry King, wearing that stupid bow tie and claiming that he didn't remember what happened. Also badmouthing Oprah-- that is a cardinal sin :-)

And Dominick Dunne, writer of Vanity Fair and criminal investigation articles and books.

Jasper said...

If Stephen Hawking dies this year, I'm going to be pissed.

Zek J. Evets said...

@jasper: because...?

because then who'll solve the great mysteries of the universe while texting via robot-voice?

Christie said...

oh no you totally forgot about Bea Arthur 5|13|22-4|25|09. You know who she is right? of course you do. You like her right? well, duh! of course you do. She's like my number one favorite. Aw man tears well up my eyes as im typing this. She was so fucking awesome, i don't even think you know how awesome she was.

okay im done. lol :)

Zek J. Evets said...

@christie: bea arthur, bea arthur... hmm. you mean that chick from golden girls? i guess she was aight.