Posts tagged "obit"

How Joan Rivers Should Be Laid To Rest, According To Joan Rivers

"When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything's in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action … I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2014

RIP: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away At Age 81

Apologies to our readers for The Frisky being down and/or not updated over the last 24 hours. We're working to stabilize our servers. Legendary female comic Joan Rivers passed away today at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa said in a statement. Rivers' death comes after she was put in a medically induced coma…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2014

Breaking News: Actor Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

Absolutley heartbreaking news to report this evening: actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning at his home in Marin County, California. The reported cause of death is axphyxia, and police are treating it as a suicide. Williams had struggled with depression and drug addiction off and on for years. His publicist Mara Buxbaum…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2014

Elaine Stritch, Star Of The Broadway Stage And “30 Rock,” Has Died

Actress Elaine Stritch passed away today at age 89. An outspoken Broadway star, Tony Award nominee, style icon, and Jack Donaghy's mom on "30 Rock," Elaine was a woman who was never afraid to say what she felt. One of her most legendary roles was as an aging society woman in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company,"…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

RIP: Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padre & Baseball Hall Of Famer, Dies From Cancer At Age 54

We don't usually write a whole lot about sports news on The Frisky, but an exception must be made for legendary baseball player Tony Gwynn, who passed away today after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 54. As a diehard San Diego Padres fan throughout my childhood and early teenage years, the right fielder'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2014

Designer L’Wren Scott Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, known for her gorgeous red carpet dresses, was found dead today in her New York City apartment, hanged in an apparent suicide. The 47-year-old designer was discovered by her assistant this morning. Police did not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will still ultimately determine a cause…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

RIP: Harold Ramis, 69, Has Died

Harold Ramis, the comedic genius behind "Candyshack" and "Groundhog Day," not to mention one of the stars of "Ghostbusters," has passed away at age 69. [Celeb Dirty Laundry] The full list of presenters at this year's Oscars -- airing live this Sunday night! -- have been released and Brangelina, Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon Levitt…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2014

True Story: I Wrote A Scathing Obituary About My Mother (And I Have No Regrets)

"Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. While she neglected and abused her small chil­dren, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. Whe…

By: Katherine Reddick / February 21, 2014

RIP: Maggie Estep, ’90s Slam Poet, Dead At 50

If you were alive in the '90s and liked poetry, chances are you liked slam poetry. Or at least went to a slam poetry performance, even if you didn't like it. My first exposure to slam poetry was during a creative writing class at summer camp when I was 14; we watched the PBS serie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2014

Breaking News: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC Apartment [UPDATED]

Utterly heartbreaking news to report: actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for his role in "Capote," was found dead in his New York City apartment today, allegedly from a drug overdose. According to investigators, he was found with a syringe in his arms and an envelope believed to contain heroin. Hoffman had…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2014

RIP Pete Seeger: Legendary Folk Singer Passes Away At Age 94

The amazing, incomparable Pete Seeger passed away today at the age of 94. Here he is singing "Quite Early Morning." What a life. [USA Today]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2014

RIP James Avery, “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”‘s Uncle Phil

Amidst the plethora of '90s-era sitcom dads, "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"’s Uncle Phil was my favorite. This no nonsense uncle was educated, wise, and delivered punishments with a sense of humor. With a household of children varying in age and personality type, he never played favorites and was fiercely protective of each and every…

By: Sophie Leon / January 2, 2014

Paul Walker, “Fast And The Furious” Star, Confirmed Dead In Car Crash At Age 40

TMZ is reporting that "Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker, 40, died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, earlier today. Multiple sources have told TMZ that Walker and a companion were driving in a Porsche together, when the driver lost control and hit a tree or light post, and the car burst into…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2013

Read Laurie Anderson’s Obit For Her Husband Lou Reed

To our neighbors: What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us. Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home. Last week I promised Lou to get him out…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 31, 2013

“Simpsons” Actress Marcia Wallace Has Passed Away

Comedienne Marcia Wallace, best known as Mrs. Krabappel from "The Simpsons," has died at the age of 70. “She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing,” Wallace’s friend Cathryn Michon told Deadline. “Ironically it was during breast cancer awarene…

By: The Mary Sue / October 27, 2013

RIP: Lou Reed, Rock Pioneer & Lead Singer Of The Velvet Underground, Dies At Age 71

No. No no no. Lou Reed, rock 'n' roll legend and frontman of the Velvet Underground, passed away in New York City at age 71 today. No cause of death has been released yet, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. Satellite's gone up to skies. Enjoy your walk on the wild side, Lou.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2013

The Albuquerque Journal Published An Obit For “Breaking Bad”‘s Walter White

Talk about a spoiler. A science teach named David Layman and members of the Facebook group “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” paid to have a death notice for Walter While printed in the Albuquerque Journal, thereby ruining the ending to the show for anyone who reads the paper but hasn't caught up on the show.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2013

This Is Probably The Most Vicious Obituary You Will Ever Read

When someone dies, often the surviving family members submit an obituary to the local newspaper, celebrating their loved one's life. But what if that family member was a complete shitbird during the time they were on this planet and you were still really pissed about it? Maybe you would take the opportunity to piss all…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 13, 2013

Reporter Helen Thomas Dead At 92

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas is dead at age 92, reports CNN. The word "trailblazing" is already in heavy use, as here in Politico's early obituary, given that Thomas achieved so many firsts for female journalists—including becoming the first woman to serve as president of the White House Correspondents' Association.  Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / July 20, 2013

Actress Jiah Khan’s Suicide Stuns Bollywood

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, 25, was found dead at her Mumbai home last night. Her mother discovered her hanging body, according to police, who say they haven't found a suicide note, the BBC reports. A hospital post-mortem is set to investigate the cause of Khan's death, police say. Bollywood colleagues were stunned by the New York-born, London-raised…

By: Newser / June 4, 2013
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