30 May, 2010

RIP Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper died May 29th at the age of 74. He had prostate cancer.  Prior to Mr. Hopper's death the actor tried to divorce his wife, Victoria Duffy.  The divorce proceedings began in January but the divorce was not final at the time of Hopper's death.  This is significant because a prenuptial agreement severely limits Victoria's inheritance if the couple were not married and living together at the time of the actors death.  Victoria was living on the property but not in the home with Dennis Hopper.  She intends to fight the provision.  On May 12, 2010 a hearing was held to attempt to remove Victoria as a beneficiary on Hopper's life insurance policy.  That attempt failed and she remained the beneficiary.  Dennis Hopper was too ill to come to court that day although he was represented there. 

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RIP Gary Coleman

42-year-old Gary Coleman died May 28, 2010 after a brain hemmorage.  The hemmorhage was reportedly caused by a fall at his home.  When it became clear that Mr. Coleman would not survive he was taken off of life support.  Coleman has had many health woes over the years, including kidney problems and, most recently, seizures.

In a sad twist, in an already sad story, Gary Coleman's estranged parents reportedly heard about the child sized actor's death through the media.  RIP Gary Coleman.

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26 May, 2010

Just for Fun - A Mid Year Death Pool

  1. Lindsay Lohan
  2. David Hasselhoff
  3. Pamela Anderson
  4. ZsaZsa Gabor
  5. Bret Michaels (sniff..)
  6. Elizabeth Taylor
  7. Demi Moore
  8. Courtney Love
  9. Mindy McCready
  10. Amy Winehouse
Okay, there's my list.  It's completely predictible and self-explanatory, but I love it.  Add your celebs in the comments if you like.

05 May, 2010

Bret Michaels Released from the Hospital

Bret Michaels has been released from the hospital.  Bret Michaels still needs plenty of rest but doctors are expecting him to make a full recovery.  He was in critical condition for a week following a brain hemorrhage.  That's amazing.  There have apparently been some internet rumors that Bret was faking his injury.  His sister wants to set the record straight, Bret Michaels was not and is not faking.  He suffered from a serious medical condition that could have easily taken his life.

Corey Haim Died of Natural Causes

Corey Haim had traces of drugs in his system, all legal except marijuana, none of them were anywhere near the levels needed to cause his death.  Official cause? An enlarged heart and pneumonia.  He was sick, he died.  My thoughts go out to his family.