Actress Gemma McLuskie's brother charged with her murder after headless body found floating
Brother with missing poster (I think it's odd that he has a picture of her missing head BTW)
The brother of former EastEnders actor Gemma McCluskie, whose headless torso was found dumped in a canal, has been charged with her murder.
Tony McCluskie, 35, of Hackney, has been charged with his sister's murder after her remains were found floating in Regent's canal in East London on Tuesday.
Detectives believe she was killed after attending the opening of the Royal London hospital in nearby Whitechapel.
The 29-year-old's disappearance was reported to police two days after she went missing. Her torso was found close to Broadway Market in Hackney after being spotted by a member of the public.
The discovery came after officers had expressed concern for McCluskie's welfare and searches were organised by her cousins Kyri Sambridge and Nikki Tsindides, with missing person posters put up across London's East End.
Friends handed out leaflets and McCluskie's former EastEnders co-stars Natalie Cassidy and Brooke Kinsella appealed on Twitter for help in finding her.
This is a very sad story but she was fucking awful on EASTENDERS and lasted only 3 months.
She did not make the cut!
This will make family reunions very awkward.
R1, you're a sick person. She didn't deserve to have this happen to her, and for you to say that she did says a lot of dark things about your mental state. I hope that you take a long look at yourself and get. Some. Help.
She had it comin...
Uhhhh, I didn't say she deserved her horrible murder, R5, did I?
I simply spoke the truth-she was unbearable on the show and axed, oops, SACKED after 3 months and just 30 appearances.
R1 = dark soul
Are they talking about a motive? Killing your sister is bad enough, but cutting her head off? What drove him to that?
Where do R5 and R8 they think they are? The Stepney Mortuary Chapel, hankies in hand, hissing at the parvenu daring to point out that the deceased's head is crooked in the box?
This is the DL, cunts. A bad actress' brother killed her and cut her head off and kerplunked it into a canal. R1 merely pointed out she wasn't very good. It's not like she said she hoped the brother fucked her neck hole and posted some pics of it on a local Kindergarten web site, you bloody moralistic fly catchers.
I rather hope you have unstable brothers you can have nightmares over. At least they would have motives.
[quote]This will make family reunions very awkward.
Especially if someone sits on her head.
Testosterone ape strikes again.
Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange and unnatural.
Boy, when she gives head, she really gives head.
Headless body in a pointless canal.
Whitechapel!? It's like the Jack the Ripper murders all over again! A shame he was caught so quickly. London could use a 21st Century serial killer legend.
Oh I love British beheadings!!! So glad they are brining them back.
What was on her iPod?
"O Brother Where Art Thou?" of course, R19
Hard to determine without one's head attached.
Gee, so rough on R1. I just wanted to mention that I learned something tonight - headless bodies float.
The human head weighs 8 pounds. That's more than half a stone for you headless Brits.
Wow, how sad. I was watching one of those cop docu shows at the gym tonight. About a husband who murdered his wife. They're always about a man killing a woman, aren't they? And then they show footage of the guy sitting in the interrogation room, twitching nervously or lying through his teeth about how he got scratches on his arms and face.
Anyway, while watching the show, I was just thinking about how terrible it must be to be a victim of a violent crime like this. What must it be like to know you're about to die at the hands of a family member or someone you love? Like, did the brother beat her first and did she know he was going to behead her and if so, what did she think or feel while it was happening? It is the worst imaginable pain and fear?
I just don't understand how a person can kill another human being in cold blood.
Yes, I wonder what was going through her at that moment? Oh wait, it was an axe.
The brother was probably schizoid-paranoid.
Honor Blackman kiling?
What is the psychological reason that murderers cut off a victims head? I know some people will cover up a victim with a blanket if they know them, but what's behind someone cutting off someone elses head?
[quote] what's behind someone cutting off someone elses head?
Brains are delicious.
[quote]what's behind someone cutting off someone elses head?
Practice for beauty school?
Thanks for defending my corner, R10.
On some message boards they're insisting that EASTENDERS should include an In Memoriam to her on tomorrow night's show. They absolutely does not deserve this. She died tragically young and in a grotesque, inconceivable manner but the truth was her acting on it during that mercifully brief 3 months was intensely loathed by critics and viewers alike.
R1 is a twisted, sad person. I hope you get some love in your life soon, you miserable goblin.
What the fuck u sick fucking cunts ur mothers would be so proud it doesn't matter if she was a good or bad actress did she do u harm she didn't deserve what happened to her she kept her self to her self and looked after her mum don't cunt off someone who has been MURDERED how low can u get u knob heads she was still a daughter sister cousin and friend so get a life cause the shit u are putting on here makes u look like sick demented scummy fucks u don't know what's been going on so grow up and stop talking bollocks show some respect RIP Gemma xx
R33 should be decapitated.
R24, you are wicked and I want to be your friend!
Go do your homework R33.
I'm fairly certain R33 is a Primark shopper.
I've never watched EastEnders, but holy shit, she was butt fuckin' ugly.
From someone who grew up with Gemma I find these comments sick and disrespectful to her friends and family. Internet trolls are sad people who cannot socialise away from their computer screens. They will only see how vicious their comments are when something tragic happens to someone they know and they fall victim to this cyber bullying. Making jokes about the loss of a life in this manner is revolting! I also advise those doing it to invest in a dictionary......illiterate AND evil.
As always a bunch of sickos who think they are funny...I almost hope someone close to you get hurt, not so funny then eh??
Oh, Kevin, aren't you tiresome today? Chill, babycakes.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
Gemma was a friend of mine, she was a good person, her mother is very unwell with cancer and she looked free her untill her last day!
Making jokes about somone the has come to a terrible death is utterly disgraceful. Put yourselves in her friends shoes. I've lost a friend that is painful enough and I then see your sick jokes. If she wasn't in Eastenders you'd did something else to take the piss out of.
You are a disgrace to the human population.
I also like that near on all of you are anonymous... Shows you have no backbone!
They must have had some weird incestuous relationship. You just don't kill your sibling like that. Not that savagely. This is definitely based on love/hate dynamics.
I mean, there's no sense in losing your head over it...
Shocked and disgusted at what I have just read. I was interested and saddened by this case as knew of the family in childhood. I had no idea people wrote this sort of thing about people they don't know or have had no involvement with in thier lives either. But my total shock is this tradegy for a young caring girl could result in such barbaric comments. What has the world become? Or what has world made us into? Some very sick horrible people it seems who have no right to comment and even if they think they have, shouldn't out of respect for another human beig.
[R45]: you must be new here. Some of the freaks on this board always thinks it's HILARIOUS when a woman gets murdered. The more gruesome the better.
I think some of the posters who are shocked & disgusted by DL's treatment of this event must not be regular DL readers. It sounds as if perhaps they were googling for info about the actress' murder & this thread came up in their search. Someone who'd never visited DL before might well be taken aback at the tone of some posts -- but it seems odd for a DL habitue to chide posters over the kind of thing that's routine here (not nice or proper, but normal in this environment).
Yes I stumbled upon this. Doesnt change the fact it's still being said. Warped people that contribute to this sick way of communicating are just clearly lacking something in their lives. And have obviously never suffered a tradegy. Otherwise they may stop to think about the people involved. Biggest problem with these Internet forums is that it gives a voice to those who probably would never say it in public or more importantly to the people involved. Go get a life while you are still lucky to have one.
What do you expect from a guy from HACKNEY??
It doesn't change the fact that she was absolutely terrible on EASTENDERS and her character was written out as soon as it was possible. There's some collective amnesia over this fact and they've lied about it to sugarcoat it.
The bleeding hearts on this thread are a laugh riot. They're the same losers who will bang on and on about the competitors in the Paralympics. "Oh, well done, THEM!" they'll squeal on the social networks. So fucking condescending.
Ironic as she only ever played bit parts anyway
One suspects either it was over money/drugs or he'd boinked her or was trying to.
R38, not sure if you are from the US or UK….but EastEnders is definitely not as glam as "Young & Restless" or most US soaps. The show is set in a working class neighborhood.
THIS is Albert Square's true, evergreen beauty, anyway:
As someone who knew gemma this is absolutely disgusting to come across. Do you people have nothing else to do than take the piss out of truly tragic situations. Gemma was one of lives true angels and to see the things that you have written makes my blood boil. The amount of people that are devastated by the loss of gem speaks for its self about the type of girl she was. Would anyone be feeling such a loss if any of you cyber freaks were to pass away I very much doubt it. I'm quite sure that sitting behind your computer screens trying to be as sick and twisted as possible doesn't leave much time for a social life, would put my money on the fact that you were bullied at school.
Gemma? What the hell kind of name is Gemma?
Could argue what type of name is anonymous but that's simple a pathetic coward of a person too ashamed or scared to let people know who they really are when putting disgusting remarks about a young woman who has been murdered
I haven't written any of the "jokes" on this thread. But why are you googling her, may I ask?
R56, tears, tears on the side of my face!
"You laughed your god damn head off!"
"I didn't laugh my head off I was smiling"
"You laughed your god damn head off!"
57 I was googling because she was a very close to me and sometimes when I'm feeling a bit low instantly being able to see photos and other peoples lind words help. And then I come across this and you realise there are some truly sad people in this world.
Assuming r54 and her ilk aren't trolling:
How dense are you? If a I had a semi-famous or famous friend or family who died in this manner, the last place on Earth I'd be is where you are now, moron. Get out of here to spare yourself the agony you profess to feel about the comments here.
In case you haven't noticed, there is an absurdity and cosmic-like hoaxiness to life and death;case in point, this young woman is dead and Dick Cheney is alive.
Are you for fucking real you guys are treating people who are obviously in a lot of pain with such little respect they have obviously came across this site by accident. just because this girl had been in a soap opera does not give you the right to behave this way. she was a human being show some god damn respect
So sorry, R54 - We should have left the piss in. To remove piss over this type of situation is uncalled for. Piss should not be bothered, and certainly not taken out!
I've been taken!
Isn't her brother's trial coming up in a few months?
You cock sucking mugs the only place your going to is hell the same as her brother
R66. You Are= You're. Not 'Your'.
what has happened with this case. Did he confess did he give a reason that he did it? Must I google when I don't even know who she was?
What a buncha wankers!!! Oi, excuse me....I gotta go vomit in the street!!!
Beryl, "Eastenders Forever"!
I just googled. Not really interested anymore.
Yeah, sort of boring.
Sarah: your precious "Gemma" (if that really is/was her name) is a forgotten failed actress. She's no Lady Di and did nothing to be beatified over.
Did her brother plead temporary insanity?
I thought this had become a joke thread like "Ann Curry to be axed at NBC," but no, these are supposedly real life people who claim to be close to the deceased? Seriously, what function does moving their grief porn here serve them?
Why on earth are you people on the internet Googling Gemma McCluskie's name so many months after the incident? (When I was reading this, I thought it had just occured.) You had to plough through six pages and God knows how many entries to find the link to Datalounge to try to find new information about your "friend" whom you are clearly obsessed about? What could possibly be on DataLounge that you don't know already about your friend or the case? Stupid twats.
Christ, her real friends aren't obsessively searching the internet with a fine tooth comb for information about her. They know what they need to know and they are of comfort to each other and carry her memory. You are obsessive freak fans who cannot let go.
While you're here, though, here's some food for thought: Gallows humor serves a purpose.
If you ever saw her on EastEnders you'd understand why there is gallows humour (Brit spelling) about her over there. She was hideously bad as Kerry Skinner and her character was extremely annoying. The show got rid of her as soon as they possibly could. She did the smart thing and left acting very soon afterward.
They finally found her head and yes for the more elitist among you it was singing "I Ain't Got No Body." I'll be here all week. Be sure and try the brisket.
Why do some people feel the need to be so f&@£ing rude and crude about the death of a lovely you girl I new her personally and she never deserved to die in such a manner and would do anything for anyone how would u like to read stuff about ur relative or friend like this seriously u people make me sick
R78, people have used humour to cope with death and horror forever. If you don't like what you read here maybe you ought to go elsewhere. Scolding us isn't going to change a thing. I personally think it's more sick to wring your hands, all dewy eyed, and wax lyrical about what a superhuman saint (insert dead person's name) was, than it is to acknowledge the complex and sometimes unpleasant ways people cope with the dark side of life. Sympathy is always in limited supply on Datalounge, as is contrition, so you're wasting your time telling us all how sick and hellbound we are. We already know that.
r78 - This is Datalounge. This is not the place for you. This is not your average forum where people gather together and weep over someone's death. Every death is treated the same whether it is the death of a porn star, celebrity or second-rate actress.
You are doing yourself no favours by being here and people are simply going to mock you and your ilk for your poor spelling and grammar.
R78 is a chav. Primark awaits!
all sick fuckers
FUKIN SICKOS ...... GEMMA WAS WELL LOVED SHAME U LOT AINT ........ YA SHOULD B LOCKED AWAY U BUNCH OF CRACKHEAD CUNTS
Amazing how you can really sympathise with David copeland after reading this thread. Such a shame that there aren't more like him.