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TMZ isn't to reliable. Various news stations have not confirmed MJs death, they just report he was rushed to the hospital and was in cardiac arrest.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/0 … index.html

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8420 wrote:

We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

Confirmation of this is quite slow in coming from major news outlets.  If true, it's very sad.   

A brilliant musician/performer; a study in bizarre self-destruction.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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Associated Press and the LA Times have now confirmed the news.

Before the allegations, before the arrests, and before the plastic surgeries, he was as talented and famous a performer as anyone who ever lived.  It's a loss...but tragically, that particular individual has been gone for quite a while.  The person who took his place, with his alleged proclivities, bizarre behaviour and confirmed massive debt, was a fun-house mirror image of himself.

I hope he finds peace in the next world.

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Associated Press and the LA Times have now confirmed the news.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ … TE=DEFAULT

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I was never a big Michael Jackson fan, though I respected his talent.  He was such a strange man, who led a strange life, and now seems to have met a strange end.  And as always the deaths seem to come in threes: Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and now Michael Jackson.

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BBC news have confirmed as well as digital spy.

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RIP Farrah, one of the great 70's icons.

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Farrah Fawcett, her death on any other day would be headline news. She will be sadly missed

1- On Her Majesty's Secret Service   2- Casino Royale   3- Licence To Kill   4- Goldeneye   5- From Russia With Love

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Jamesbondjr wrote:

Farrah Fawcett, her death on any other day would be headline news. She will be sadly missed

And in fact it is; we discussed it on the previous page...I wouldn't want her passing to be overshadowed by others'.  It's a sad day all round.

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I idolized Farrah as a kid and have been a fan ever since.  I have been dreading this day.. I am so sad and choked up about her loss as well as Michael Jackson's.

I met Farrah when I was in college and she was absolutely lovely to me...beautiful inside and out.

And as this is a great memory for a lot of guys on this thread, this is how I want to remember her too, in healthy and happier days:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/89/Farrah_Fawcett_iconic_pinup_1976.jpg

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Thanks, Mo  ajb007/heart

I needed, very much, to see that shot today...IMO, next to Betty Grable or Rita Hayworth, in the 1940s, that shot of Farrah is the Pinup of the Century.

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RIP both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. The world is definitely a poorer place.

"Well, he certainly left with his tails between his legs."

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TV Pitchman Billy Mays passed away earlier today:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html?mep

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Man, it's shaping up to be a tough year for people born in 1958 (I hope my brother is keeping that in mind).  The news has come out that Billy Mays died.  I'm sure the Brits have no idea who he was, but for Americans he's inescapable--he appears on commercials hawking everything from cleaners to glue to health insurance, and is best known for his loud and somewhat high-pitched voice.  Too bad it wasn't the Sham-Wow guy who bought the farm. . .

Note: beaten to the punch on this one!

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Billy Mays seemed like decent, down to Earth guy; his ESPN commercials where he basically spoofed himself were very funny and showed that he didn't take himself too seriously. I'm really sorry to hear that he's gone.

I heard on the radio that Mays had gotten off a plane the night before his death that had a rough landing (one of the tires blew out) and some overhead compartments had opened and he got hit on the head with some luggage. It could very well be that he suffered a head injury and didn't even realize it (like Natasha Richardson a few weeks back).

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Why Billy! He is hands down the best pitchman of all time and was such a great and down to earth guy. he will be greatly missed, i now have noone to yell at me on TV ajb007/frown

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walther p99 wrote:

Why Billy! He is hands down the best pitchman of all time and was such a great and down to earth guy. he will be greatly missed, i now have noone to yell at me on TV ajb007/frown


Well, you could yell at your tv when the Shamwow guy pitchs his product. ajb007/wink

P.S. I'll let you decide what to yell. If I give suggestions they may or may not be censored. ajb007/lol

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Celebrities seem to be dropping like proverbs lately.  OK, he wasn't a big name, but the impressionist Fred Travalena died of cancer.  He used to appear on the old Tonight Show and in other venues, and was always dead-on in his impersonations.  Life is fleeting.

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Actor Karl Malden, who won an Oscar for "A Streetcar Named Desire," but is perhaps best known for his TV work in "The Streets of San Francisco" with Michael Douglas, has passed away at age 97.

A very fine actor.  Rest in peace.

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To me, Karl Malden will always be the guy who did the American Express travellers checks commercials back in the '70s.  Of course, I later saw him in other movies and he was always terrific.  We should all live as long as he did and have such interesting lives.

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Hardyboy wrote:

To me, Karl Malden will always be the guy who did the American Express travellers checks commercials back in the '70s.

"DON'T CARRY CASH!  Carry American Express Traveller's Checks!"  ajb007/amazed  When he said it...you thought, "Well, hell yes!  I'm gonna use American Express traveller's checks!"

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A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, Birdman of Alcatraz, One-Eyed Jacks, Patton... Malden was in some of the greatest films of all time. ajb007/biggrin A magnificent actor who held his own against the legendary Marlon Brando and George C. Scott, among others, he was truly among the all-time greats. He will certainly be missed, although 97 isn't a bad age at which to die. RIP ajb007/martini

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Anymore looking at the entertainment section of the newspaper is a depressing experience.  The latest to go is Harve Presnell, who died of pancreatic cancer at 75.  He's been most visible lately in films like Fargo and Saving Private Ryan, but he had a distinguished career in musical theater and was even in the film version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.  I know pancreatic cancer is a tough way to go, so I hope he's found peace.

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Mollie Sudgen's gone to the great department store in the sky. Who'd have thought she's have outlasted the fragrant young Miss Brahms (albeit only by a few months).

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

http://will.illinois.edu/images/tvBlog/aybs.jpg

Mollie Sudgen's gone to the great department store in the sky. Who'd have thought she's have outlasted the fragrant young Miss Brahms (albeit only by a few months).

A real shame to see this talented lady pass on.

RIP.

But who will stroke her pussy now ? ajb007/lol

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