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 Anonymous||reply 30||11/26/2012|
Is MTM available for the funeral?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/24/2012|
The man died doing something he loved. Rest in peace.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/24/2012|
"Witnesses say he was acting funny before it happened."
People nowadays are criticized for just doing their jobs. Seesh!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/24/2012|
Hundreds of clowns from the NYC Area plan to attend the funeral. In 3 cars.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/24/2012|
" A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants" RIP poor guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/24/2012|
You are gilding the lily, r3.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/24/2012|
He had this funny look on his face...
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/24/2012|
Yet Matt Lauer lives . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/24/2012|
Darn, I was hoping that this meant Macy's had fired Donald Trump (and his clown hair).
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/24/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||11/24/2012|
r12, then why am I laughing maniacally?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/24/2012|
No mention of his Peter Peanut costume?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/24/2012|
Guess that animal shaped angioplasty was not such a great idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/24/2012|
What was on his iPod?
"Don't Rain on My Parade"
"Before the Parade Passes By"
"Send in the Clowns"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/24/2012|
"Blasetti was rushed to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where everybody jumped out of a little ambulance"
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/24/2012|
His nose was so bulbous that day...
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/24/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||11/24/2012|
That still can't beat Cheerleader down from the Macy's Day Parade
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/24/2012|
isn't it rich? Isn't it queer, losing my timing this late in my career?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/25/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 29||11/25/2012|