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Clown Dies at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Witnesses say he was acting funny before it happened.

A clown entertaining spectators during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan died after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Robert Blasetti, 67, of Yonkers, was walking in the parade with his wife about 11 a.m. yesterday when he suddenly fell to the ground at 1024 Sixth Avenue and lost consciousness, according to the NYPD.

Blasetti was rushed to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A Macy's representative could not be reached for comment.

by Anonymousreply 3011/26/2012

Is MTM available for the funeral?

by Anonymousreply 111/24/2012

The man died doing something he loved. Rest in peace.

by Anonymousreply 211/24/2012

"Witnesses say he was acting funny before it happened."

People nowadays are criticized for just doing their jobs. Seesh!

by Anonymousreply 311/24/2012

Hundreds of clowns from the NYC Area plan to attend the funeral. In 3 cars.

by Anonymousreply 411/24/2012

" A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants" RIP poor guy.

by Anonymousreply 511/24/2012

You are gilding the lily, r3.

by Anonymousreply 611/24/2012

He had this funny look on his face...

by Anonymousreply 711/24/2012

One down, more to come.

by Anonymousreply 811/24/2012

Yet Matt Lauer lives . . .

by Anonymousreply 911/24/2012

Darn, I was hoping that this meant Macy's had fired Donald Trump (and his clown hair).

by Anonymousreply 1011/24/2012

I saw a picture of the poor man in his clown makeup on a gurney as they were loading him into an ambulance. His wife was with him; they at the parade making balloon animals for children when he was stricken. How can this story be any sadder? It's like something out of a movie that's doing its damndest to pull on your heartstrings.

by Anonymousreply 1211/24/2012

r12, then why am I laughing maniacally?

by Anonymousreply 1311/24/2012

No mention of his Peter Peanut costume?

by Anonymousreply 1411/24/2012

Guess that animal shaped angioplasty was not such a great idea.

by Anonymousreply 1511/24/2012

What was on his iPod?

"Don't Rain on My Parade"

"Before the Parade Passes By"

"Send in the Clowns"

by Anonymousreply 1611/24/2012

"Blasetti was rushed to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where everybody jumped out of a little ambulance"

by Anonymousreply 1711/24/2012

bumping original thread

by Anonymousreply 1811/24/2012

His nose was so bulbous that day...

by Anonymousreply 1911/24/2012

Aww.

"The Tears of a Clown"

by Anonymousreply 2011/24/2012

[quote]I saw a picture of the poor man in his clown makeup on a gurney as they were loading him into an ambulance.

Was it just a sheet with big red shoes sticking out the bottom?

by Anonymousreply 2111/24/2012

Send in the clown.

by Anonymousreply 2211/24/2012

That still can't beat Cheerleader down from the Macy's Day Parade

by Anonymousreply 2311/24/2012

isn't it rich? Isn't it queer, losing my timing this late in my career?

by Anonymousreply 2411/25/2012

The Day the Clown Died

by Anonymousreply 2711/25/2012

[quote] I saw a picture of the poor man in his clown makeup on a gurney as they were loading him into an ambulance

I saw this too and saw him when he was lying on the ground. I noticed there was no defibrillator and no oxygen cannula or mask or ambu bag. So far as I know, someone from EMS should give oxygen and they should have him hooked to a defibrillator. You're supposed to go through the motions until the person gets to the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 2911/25/2012
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