This beautiful video package was created by TCM to honor professionals in the movie industry who passed away in 2009.
Karl Malden, Ricardo Montalban, Patrick Swayze, Eartha Kitt and John Hughes are among those included in the clip.
David Beckham has been left devastated over the death of his grandfather.
The soccer star - who has three sons with wife Victoria Beckham - was told 83-year-old Joe West had passed away shortly after he arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, to help England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
David’s family - including his mother Sandra, Joe’s daughter - have urged him to stay in Cape Town for the time being to fulfil his commitments to the bid.
“David is absolutely devastated. He was so close to Joe, who was his mentor,” a friend said. “He’d only just got off the plane when he heard the news. His family are urging him to stick to his work commitments and leave at the end of the week, but there is no way that David wants to miss Joe’s funeral. If he has to fly home, then so be it.”
David was extremely close to his grandfather - who had been stricken with a serious illness in August - and often cited him as his sporting inspiration. David’s eldest child, Brooklyn, has the middle name Joseph in honor of Joe.
Why waste money on his outrageously-priced, auctioned effects when you can smell like the King of Pop? Perfumer My DNA Fragrance is offering just that: Michael Jackson‘s DNA scent in a bottle! Can a product be any creepier?
The cologne, simply called M, was created from strands of the late musician’s hair (pulled from John Reznikoff’s collection of dead celebrities’ follicles!). At $60 for 3 ounces, here’s what the company assures with your purchase:
“M is an exclusive one-of-a-kind fragrance that explodes into an indescribable fragrance, which seemly draws the attention of every person in the room. It is composed of the lightest, but most volatile essences. Much like the performer himself, this cologne is unique and like no other cologne in the world. We guarantee it.”
M is currently available for pre-order on the company’s site.
During his exciting career in films, Patrick Swayze appeared in more than thirty different movies. He was noticed for his brawny good looks and immediate charisma; he remained because he had true talent to share. In the wake of the actor’s death, many of Hollywood’s elite are stepping forward to share their grief and fondest memories of this star.
“Patrick lived a thousand lifetimes,” Rob Lowe told reporters after hearing the news. “I feel like I lost a brother.” Lowe and Swayze go back as far as The Outsiders together, and both are icons of the silver screen.
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UPDATE: You can see the video where bassist Mark Hoppus leads into the moment of silence after the jump.
Nearly one year after after escaping a deadly plane crash with Adam Goldstein, Travis Barker has had to say goodbye.
In a series of messages posted today on his Twitter account, the drummer expressed sorrow for the passing of his friend. DJ AM, who used to perform with Barker as part of TRV$DJAM, was found dead yesterday in his New York apartment. An official cause of death is still on hold pending toxicology and tissue results.
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UPDATE: Autopsy will not be officially completed until toxicology and tissue results return in several weeks.
Adam Goldstein, who survived a plane crash with Travis Barker last September, has been found dead.
The 36-year-old, who is better known as DJ AM, was discovered in his New York City apartment this evening by the police department. The authorities were asked to go to the home by a concerned friend who tried to do a welfare check. Goldstein had reportedly not been seen for several days.
Although a cause of death has not yet been determined, several sources claim that drug paraphernalia had been found at the scene.
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Those hoping to attend Michael Jackson‘s memorial have approximately 24 hours to place their names in the hat.
Next Tuesday, the King of Pop will be honored publicly in Los Angeles. The ceremony - which will be available for free broadcast worldwide - will take place at 10:00 AM.
Although the Staples Center is a 20,000 seat arena, only 11,000 will be given entrance into the facility. Another 6,500 will get the chance to watch a simulcast at the neighboring Nokia Theater.
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For three sets of family, friends and huge contingents of fans, June 25 will be remembered as the beginning of a very dark time. In only three days, the lives of three very large personalities were cut short. The trio of tragedies will mark change in thee industries: music, advertising and television. That all of them passed at relatively young ages by our standards, and all went so quickly, has left those of us who remain in shock.
But these larger-than-life personalities are big enough to shine even once the lights are dimmed, even beyond the cold chill of death.
As reported earlier, there are still some questions surrounding the untimely death of recording legend Michael Jackson. TMZ is reporting that Katherine, Joe and “several brothers” met with police officers at the pop star’s home earlier today.
The site says that both sides wanted the meeting - the family to learn more about Jackson’s death, the police to gain information that might help them determine the cause of the crooner’s fatal cardiac arrest. This meeting ended the same day.
TMZ has also reported that Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s physician, sent a letter to his patients less than two weeks ago. In the letter, the doctor informed them he would be leaving his medical practice. “I am deeply saddened to leave you at this point, but please know my absence is not permanent,” the letter reads.
ET has posted a picture of Michael Jackson as he was being treated by paramedics - the last-known photograph taken of the singer during his life. Michael Jackson was 50 at the time of his death Thursday afternoon. The “King of Pop,” he enjoyed extreme success in the music industry, with a career that spanned four decades.
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Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at 2.26pm yesterday, it has been confirmed.
The 50-year-old musical legend - who is survived by three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II - suffered a suspected cardiac arrest at his home and was rushed to Los Angeles’ UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Michael’s manager Frank DiLeo said: “It’s a very sad day for all of us. It’s such a terrible shame. He was my friend. The kids are very upset, but they are fine.”
Michael’s mother Katherine is currently looking after the star’s three children.
An emergency 911 call was made from Michael Jackson’s home at 12.30pm, and Michael had no pulse when medics arrived on the scene. He was in a coma when he arrived at hospital. A hospital statement said: “His personal physician, who was with him at the time, attempted to resuscitate Jackson, as did paramedics who transferred him. A team of doctors including emergency physicians and cardiologists attempted to resuscitate for a period of more than one hour but were unsuccessful.”
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