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Over the top reactions to celebrity deaths

I remember when Cate Blanchett when the BAFTA for Blue Jasmine she dedicated the award to Philip Seymour Hoffman. His death coincided with the awards season that year. His death was sad but my God you'd think her brother died by the way she was talking. He was just an actor and honestly an overrated one.

Do you remember any other cringe worthy tweets or reactions to other celebrity deaths?

by Anonymousreply 110July 24, 2021 2:46 AM

During the award season, Blanchett said she didn't want to talk to the press because she was too upset about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. My ass. She didn't want to face questions about Dylan Farrow's essay.

by Anonymousreply 1July 21, 2021 3:56 PM

OP is bitter. STFU.

by Anonymousreply 2July 21, 2021 3:58 PM

Overrated? OP had no clue what acting is.

by Anonymousreply 3July 21, 2021 4:01 PM

Cue the Princess Diana scream video.

by Anonymousreply 4July 21, 2021 4:02 PM

OP, Cate Blanchett actually knew and worked with PSH,. They did movies together,. He was an actual friend of hers.

by Anonymousreply 5July 21, 2021 4:02 PM

PSH was overrated. He just did a lot of character roles, which impresses Millennials because they'd rather look hot and cool.

He was just an actor.

by Anonymousreply 6July 21, 2021 4:09 PM

Good God, does the name "Diana" ring a bell?!

by Anonymousreply 7July 21, 2021 4:25 PM

I had a friend once who got upset with me because I said, "Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that" at the news that Dana Reeve, Christopher's widow, had passed away. He said he didn't understand why I would feel that way because I did not know her. I told him true, I didn't know her but just thought it was sad news to hear given it wasn't that long after her husband had died (plus I added that she was a person after all, so knowing her wasn't exactly required to find her dying to be awful news). But this explanation did not move him. He said (a) we all die, including celebrities, so what's the big deal, but most of all, (b) I did not know her and therefore had no personal reason to care.

Most bizarre thing for me is that he was a very nice person (and one of the first people I got to know after moving to New York). He just had no regard for celebrities when they die.

by Anonymousreply 8July 21, 2021 5:08 PM

Druggie Heath Ledger got an Oscar because he died.

by Anonymousreply 9July 21, 2021 6:23 PM

MJ

by Anonymousreply 10July 21, 2021 6:28 PM

Maybe she liked her.

Celebrity deaths affect people and it's a normal reaction because the celebrity is part of the life of those persons but in this case she knew him and probably liked him so it affect her on a personal level.

There are celebrities that use other celebrities deaths to promote themselves but i don't think this is one of those cases

by Anonymousreply 11July 21, 2021 6:28 PM

[quote]Celebrity deaths affect people and it's a normal reaction because the celebrity is part of the life of those persons but in this case she knew him and probably liked him so it affect her on a personal level.

When Ken Osmond died last year, a few people posted that they couldn't understand why Tony Dow hadn't made any comment about it (perhaps he did later, I don't know). I was thinking maybe it was just too painful for him to talk about? Or if not that, simply that it's just not everyone's desire to express their feelings publicly about everything. It's okay to remain silent.

by Anonymousreply 12July 21, 2021 6:40 PM

r12=Susan Dey

by Anonymousreply 13July 21, 2021 6:46 PM

Chadwick Boseman. Classy guy and he died far too young and tragically but my God they dragged that thing out for far too long.

by Anonymousreply 14July 21, 2021 6:49 PM

OK, the least OTT reaction to a celeb's death was when some media type on a red carpet asked McConaughey about Sam Shepard's death (which had just occured). McBongo hadn't heard about it and was absolutely stunned to get the news. He looked like he was going to cry.

by Anonymousreply 15July 21, 2021 8:34 PM

Hoffman was far from overrated. I truly miss him, actually.

by Anonymousreply 16July 21, 2021 8:41 PM

R16, I'm still here, dork.

by Anonymousreply 17July 21, 2021 8:43 PM

R17, I think R16 was referring to PSH.

by Anonymousreply 18July 21, 2021 9:01 PM

I'm still crying so hard about Amy Winehouse I can't breathe

by Anonymousreply 19July 21, 2021 9:13 PM

She skillfully made all her speeches about other things and didn't even mention Woody Allen much until she had the Oscar in her hands.

by Anonymousreply 20July 21, 2021 9:19 PM

R20 I always remember when uber-phony Cate Blanchett got the Oscar from the previous year's winner Daniel Day Lewis and said "getting this from your hands exacerbates the honor!" Dummy.

by Anonymousreply 21July 21, 2021 9:24 PM

Kobe Bryant owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 22July 21, 2021 9:30 PM

I was in a college class when George Carlin died, some girl was bawling and saying she had to go home because she was so upset. She wasn't just trying to get out of class either, she seemed to be legitimately having some kind of mental breakdown over the news.

by Anonymousreply 23July 21, 2021 9:31 PM

Meryl wept and wept over John Cazale's death but got over it so quick she was able to marry Gummer 6 months later.

by Anonymousreply 24July 21, 2021 9:31 PM

OP, how do you know what her relationship is to him? That is the problem with social media and celebrity. People see the famous and think they know them.

by Anonymousreply 25July 21, 2021 9:36 PM

My sister was heartbroken when Robert Palmer died. Never got that. I have been searching forever for the clip of a man prostrate before the gates of Kensington Palace on the day or two after Diana died. He wore a colorful ensemble, possibly an African print, with a brimless hat. Guuurl, she was a mess! I mean Tituss Burgess could have taken lessons in overreacting, and possibly did!

by Anonymousreply 26July 21, 2021 9:37 PM

when olivia newton-john died

by Anonymousreply 27July 21, 2021 9:38 PM

Kobe AND Gianna, R22.

by Anonymousreply 28July 21, 2021 9:44 PM

Cate Blanchett had a financial stake in Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Blanchett and husband run a theatre down in Sydney and she uses movies stars like Hoffman, Bill Hurt and Isable Huppert to do shows in Sydney as a try-out to convince financiers to bring the Sydney productions to New York.

Blanchett appears in a lot of rubbish movies to bring in the dough. Blanchett has commercial deal with some perfume com-any (Versace? I don't know).

Blanchett's got 3 homes and one in England with palsy-walsy SJW socialist-millionaires Clooney and Clooney.

by Anonymousreply 29July 21, 2021 9:46 PM

Cate Blanchett is such a poor overrated cunt to start with. And what R1 said.

by Anonymousreply 30July 21, 2021 9:53 PM

Blanchett's a total bitch. She was making a movie in Austin - Terrence Malick's last disaster. She got interviewed by the Austin paper which asked her about her father who was from Texas and died when she was a kid.

She rambled on about how he was bedridden for a couple of years before he died (of cancer I think) when he was in his late 30s, and did nothing but watch cowboy movies on TV. And how she hated cowboy movies because of him and how her poor sainted Ma had to work her ass off to support the family because the loser was dying and then died leaving her and her Ma broke. The nerve of that man!

by Anonymousreply 31July 21, 2021 10:02 PM

Excuse me, R17?

by Anonymousreply 32July 21, 2021 11:34 PM

Tony Dow worked with Ken Osmond many many decades ago. Would you be that upset about the death of somebody you worked with as a teen half a century ago?

by Anonymousreply 33July 21, 2021 11:41 PM

R33, they also did the LITB reboot series together in the '80s, though that too was nearly 40 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 34July 22, 2021 12:08 AM

Maybe Tony and Ken had a lovers’ quarrel.

by Anonymousreply 35July 22, 2021 12:19 AM

I used to meet a friend on certain nights at the gym and one of those nights was when Robin Williams died. She said she was surprised i showed up that night because she thought I would be too distraught to leave home. I realized then that she really didn't know me even though we had been friends for years. Williams was not a favorite of mine and although very sad for his family I was not affected in the least by his death. Do people really fall apart over celebrities' deaths?

by Anonymousreply 36July 22, 2021 12:32 AM

The hysteria when that weird little man Prince died was absurd! (Excellent thread idea btw, OP!)

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by Anonymousreply 37July 22, 2021 12:51 AM

R14 and the people bitching after the Oscars only added to it.

by Anonymousreply 38July 22, 2021 1:04 AM

JLo got seriously hammered on Twitter for tweeting about her disappointment in losing a bid to buy a baseball team when Chadwick Boseman died.

Sis was forced into tweeting a perfunctory RIP post.

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by Anonymousreply 39July 22, 2021 1:27 AM

I always get a little choked up on Good Friday.

by Anonymousreply 40July 22, 2021 1:39 AM

I’m amused by some celebrity deaths. Like when that animal planet guy was stung by a stingray.

Buh-bye, idiot!

by Anonymousreply 41July 22, 2021 1:40 AM

Cate Blanchett didn’t owe Dylan Farrow anything. Mia was pissed that Jasmine was a thinly veiled version of her and, to add insult to injury, Blanchett started winning all the industry awards for which Mia was never even nominated. Dylan finally found a way to win her mother’s attention again after her usefulness during the custody trial played out.

by Anonymousreply 42July 22, 2021 1:41 AM

Cate Blanchett’s acting in Blue Jasmine and the academy’s embrace of her performance in it was a slap in the face to survivors of child sexual abuse.

by Anonymousreply 43July 22, 2021 1:44 AM

Never guilty of. For instance, I didn't react at all when Natalie Wood died.

by Anonymousreply 44July 22, 2021 1:50 AM

Same here.

by Anonymousreply 45July 22, 2021 1:50 AM

People went off the rails when Heath Ledger died.

Thirteen years later, and I’m still getting dragged into it.

by Anonymousreply 46July 22, 2021 1:51 AM

Didn't give a shit either

by Anonymousreply 47July 22, 2021 1:51 AM

r43, I sincerely and genuinely wish someone would slap you in the face.

HARD.

by Anonymousreply 48July 22, 2021 1:52 AM

When Rudolph Valentino died, his fans were hysterical. There were numerous reports of suicides and attempted suicide.

by Anonymousreply 49July 22, 2021 1:55 AM

All Cate showed was how desperate she was to win awards. Jumping on PSH's tragedy to shy away from the Dylan Farrow story was grotesque behavior even by Hollywood standards.

The good news is that she's done with winning oscars. No fucking way will that cow get a third one.

by Anonymousreply 50July 22, 2021 1:57 AM

Sharon Tate. What was the fuss all about ? bitch deserved to die. Can we have parole now ?

by Anonymousreply 51July 22, 2021 1:58 AM

When Naya Rivera died, her fans took to Twitter to announce that they were going to be away from Twitter for a while as they needed to grieve in private.

by Anonymousreply 52July 22, 2021 2:01 AM

R39 I wonder if JLo is glad/relieved that the baseball deal with A-Rod fell through. I wouldn’t want to co-own a baseball team with my ex.

by Anonymousreply 53July 22, 2021 2:03 AM

When Carrie Fisher died. I just didn't want to live anymore

by Anonymousreply 54July 22, 2021 2:08 AM

I was inconsolable when I learned that Boy George was still alive!

by Anonymousreply 55July 22, 2021 2:08 AM

everything that happened after the 22th june 1969, down to here

by Anonymousreply 56July 22, 2021 2:11 AM

[quote] Over the top reactions to celebrity deaths

When Bogart died, my mother grabbed Frank's cock , rode it like he was seabiscuit and came all over him

by Anonymousreply 57July 22, 2021 2:15 AM

Is this the guy R26?

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by Anonymousreply 58July 22, 2021 2:15 AM

[quote] [R20] I always remember when uber-phony Cate Blanchett got the Oscar from the previous year's winner Daniel Day Lewis and said "getting this from your hands exacerbates the honor!" Dummy.

Wow, she really did say "exacerbates"! I'm posting her acceptance speech. She says "exacerbates" at around 1:10. It's not even a malaprop. What would be the closest word - "exasperate"? Yes, what a fucking dummy!

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by Anonymousreply 59July 22, 2021 2:15 AM

Cate Blanchett is a bad actress. saw her in PLENTY in London and she wasn't even competent

by Anonymousreply 60July 22, 2021 2:17 AM

She's a cunt

by Anonymousreply 61July 22, 2021 2:18 AM

PSH was a great actor. We are poorer culturally for having lost him. There was something insincere about the Heath Ledger and Chadwick Boseman reactions. I don't remember a big fuss being made over those guys while they were still alive.

by Anonymousreply 62July 22, 2021 2:19 AM

Another vote for Chadwick Boseman. His death was treated like it was comparable to the deaths of James Dean or Marilyn Monroe, but, honestly, he had only one notable film in his resume. I laughed hysterically when he lost the expected Oscar to Anthony Hopkins.

by Anonymousreply 63July 22, 2021 2:23 AM

When Jesus died ! THE DRAMA ! Puh-lease

by Anonymousreply 64July 22, 2021 2:25 AM

When Glenn passed away it was if my own spinster sister had died. I condole any of her family that is still alive, although given her age I assume there are few. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 65July 22, 2021 3:24 AM

Blanchett must have meant "enhance"

by Anonymousreply 66July 22, 2021 3:26 AM

“Exacerbates” IS a word, R59. Who’s the dummy now?

Although whether she was using it correctly is a matter of conjecture.

by Anonymousreply 67July 22, 2021 3:31 AM

“Exacerbates” isn't wrong but it's often used to describe negative behaviour.

I use the word visceral to describe non-intellectual behaviour but people assume I'm referring to the body's internal organs.

by Anonymousreply 68July 22, 2021 3:39 AM

Cate Blanchett tries too hard to come across as intellectual in her public appearances, and her attempts at humor often fall flat. She’s a very good actress (though not as brilliant as she’s made out to be) but smug and kind of weird.

The thirst for the Blue Jasmine Oscar comes with the territory of modern day awards campaigns. Actors treat those things like Nobel Prizes these days and tend to make their speeches as grand as possible (“It exacerbates the honor!”).

by Anonymousreply 69July 22, 2021 4:06 AM

Cate meant “enhances” or “exemplifies” but wanted to sound smart. Then again, Aussies are… well, Aussie.

by Anonymousreply 70July 22, 2021 4:07 AM

Oh man. The Heath Ledger death threads were epic! That was such a crazy time to be a DLer.

To the Kobe haters: If you're from LA (I am) and a basketball nerd (I am)? It was a huge deal. Kobe is the most famous Los Angeles athlete - and it's not even close - in a city that loves its stars. It was basically our Princess Diana. Or Madonna, whenever she goes. Or Cher. Or Gaga.

And the fact it was so unexpected and gruesome didn't help. So cut us some slack.

by Anonymousreply 71July 22, 2021 4:41 AM

[quote]Another vote for Chadwick Boseman. His death was treated like it was comparable to the deaths of James Dean or Marilyn Monroe, but, honestly, he had only one notable film in his resume.

R63, I respect the point you're making but think you undercut it somewhat by using James Dean and Marilyn Monroe as your points of comparison to Boseman. Dean nor Monroe had very lengthy resumes themselves, yet have been beloved as deities of the silver screen for decades. That's not to say they didn't do good work, just that they've enjoyed iconic status for at least two generations without a long list of credits to back it up. (According to IMDb, Dean had 32, Monroe had 33 and Boseman had 34.)

by Anonymousreply 72July 22, 2021 5:42 AM

Always thought it was weird a TV actor at the time George Clooney holding a press conference to rage against the paparazzi for Princess Diana's death. I always thought he was injecting himself into something that had absolutely nothing to do with him. It wasn't like he was overwhelmingly famous at the time where he could relate. He just hitched his wagon to it.

by Anonymousreply 73July 22, 2021 5:56 AM

America lost it's shit when John Ritter and Johnny Cash died on the same day.

by Anonymousreply 74July 22, 2021 6:08 AM

HAY I'M DEAD !!! PEOPLE !!!! youyouououououo I AM FUCKING DEAD!

by Anonymousreply 75July 22, 2021 10:09 AM

Kobe Bryant, anyone? Tragic accident especially because kids were involved, but the world seemed to have stopped for weeks. Totally over the top for anyone but the victims’ family and friends.

by Anonymousreply 76July 22, 2021 11:51 AM

Prince. Died in an elevator!

by Anonymousreply 77July 22, 2021 12:57 PM

R75 sorry sweetie but you're timing just wasn't great.

by Anonymousreply 78July 22, 2021 1:09 PM

r72, I could possibly agree with your contention re James Dean, as he'd had only 1 major leading role film (East of Eden) released prior to his death (Rebel Without a Cause was released a month after he died, Giant over a year later); but with Monroe, she'd been a major star for over a decade, with lead roles in a string of blockbuster hits and whose every move and romances were covered exhaustively by the press. Chadwick Boseman may have had 34 credits, but the general public knew him from a single film and knew next to nothing about his personal life. The media response to his tragic death was embarrassingly absurd.

by Anonymousreply 79July 22, 2021 1:55 PM

Her use of the word exacerbate is not a matter of conjecture. It was simply wrong.

by Anonymousreply 80July 22, 2021 9:50 PM

[quote]but the general public knew him from a single film and knew next to nothing about his personal life.

They didn't know him from a single film, stop with the nonsense Both 42 and Get on Up were hits at the box office. Black Panther was the biggest grossing movie of all time. He also appeared as T'Challa in the other Black Panther movies.

And as far as his personal life, so what? Because he wasn't drugging it up every night, that makes him some bad person? He was good guy who died free of scandal and had a promising future ahead of him.

by Anonymousreply 81July 22, 2021 9:53 PM

[quote]Oh man. The Heath Ledger death threads were epic! That was such a crazy time to be a DLer.

I agree. It was completely over the top and downright unhinged. And people acting like The Dark Knight was some huge cultural milestone in moviemaking instead of the subpar action movie it was.

His performance in that film is on par with Faye Dunaway's in Supergirl, yet for a year we had to listen to how the Academy OWED him the award.

by Anonymousreply 82July 22, 2021 10:05 PM

I recall Edyie Gorme upon hearing the death of Frank Sinatra said it was the saddest day of her life. I suppose when her parents died, it was the happiest day.

by Anonymousreply 83July 22, 2021 10:14 PM

I miss Brittany Murphy and Joan Rivers.

by Anonymousreply 84July 22, 2021 10:34 PM

I’ll add Aaliyah- yes, her death was tragic and she was too young BUT the white horse drawn carriage procession along with releasing 22 white doves was a bit much (and quite tacky).

by Anonymousreply 85July 22, 2021 11:34 PM

I was on 8th Ave. and 54th St. when the news of Michael Jackson’s death hit. A woman fell to the ground in front of Pick A Bagel and started screaming. Another woman and a guy coming from opposite directions started weeping and held each other. It was surreal. For a drug addict pedophile.

by Anonymousreply 86July 22, 2021 11:43 PM

Heath Ledger's competition wasn't particularly strong. He probably would have won if he had lived as a makeup for Brokeback.

Josh Brolin Dan White Milk Robert Downey Jr. Kirk Lazarus Tropic Thunder Philip Seymour Hoffman Father Brendan Flynn Doubt Michael Shannon John Givings, Jr. Revolutionary Road

by Anonymousreply 87July 23, 2021 4:56 AM

How about a celebrity overacting to a death?

I remember Debra Messing posting frantically after a school shooting.

Every sentence was about herself: I can't take this anymore. What do I tell my son. She even tagged Dr. Drew and asked if he could help her deal with it.

I posted that she was making the tragedy all about herself. She then blocked me so she must have read it and not liked it.

by Anonymousreply 88July 23, 2021 5:03 AM

Not a celeb reaction, but my mother’s friend had to leave work, in tears, when Jett Travolta died. Her son has epilepsy too & it really got to her.

by Anonymousreply 89July 23, 2021 5:44 AM

R59, I don’t think Cate Blanchett is that smart, TBH. She’s a great networker and quite funny but her horsy patrician looks and elegance gives her the affect of intelligence. Whether the intelligence is there is another matter.

by Anonymousreply 90July 23, 2021 5:54 AM

Blanchett dropped out of college after one year. Funny same as Gwyneth. They were pitted against each other and Cate always seemed like the smart one. (actually she probably is smarter than goop but who isn't?)

by Anonymousreply 91July 23, 2021 5:57 AM

The Kobe reaction was over-the-top in my situation. I was in class and everyone was freaking out and glued to their phones as if their entire family had just died.

Some were even wondering if the class would be canceled. I don't understand people like this who have such emotional reactions to people they have never met, likely will never meet, and don't know in any sort of personal capacity.

by Anonymousreply 92July 23, 2021 6:05 AM

[quote] I was on 8th Ave. and 54th St. when the news of Michael Jackson’s death hit.

I was in a Sephora (Mary!) and a makeup wrist queen pulled me aside and hissed, “did you hear that Michael a Jackson died?”.

“Really? Was it suicide?” I asked.

He gave me an irritated look and stalked off. Clearly I was not the one to be reminiscing about Wacko with him.

I then entered a music store to pick up viola strings (Mary!!) and the music employees were gathered around a guy in his 50s who telling them that he had personally heard from Diana Ross’ own lips (Mary!!!) how embarrassed she was when Joe Jackson slapped little Michael in front of a studio full of crew members when he blanked on lyrics.

People under, say, 35 don’t realise what a hasbeen Michael Jackson was between the mid-90s and his death. No one would admit to listening to him, though clearly many did, because of the molestation stories and even moreso because of his psycho fans.

As for Cate Blanchett, she probably looked up “increases” in the thesaurus and thought “exacerbates” sounded fancier.

by Anonymousreply 93July 23, 2021 6:08 AM

I was at a birthday party in Spokane when somebody came into the room and said he heard that John Lennon had been shot, and there were rumors that he was dead. I was working as a reporter in NY at the time, and it was about midnight (?) there, so I called my newsroom, and my editor confirmed his death.

I think you can imagine what happened to the party at that point. People crying everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 94July 23, 2021 6:11 AM

This (almost-nude) model refuses to believe

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by Anonymousreply 95July 23, 2021 6:28 AM

R88 Deborah Messing's death is one that I would be over-the-top happy about.

by Anonymousreply 96July 23, 2021 11:03 AM

I used to live near PSH back when he died and I used to see both Cate and her ugly husband often visiting/hanging out with PSH when she was doing her Sydney theater tours at BAM. So they were indeed more than just colleagues.

Also if I remember PSH death was years before she did Blue Jasmine and won for it.

by Anonymousreply 97July 23, 2021 11:27 AM

R97, I correct myself. Indeed PSH death was around Blue Jasmine time.

by Anonymousreply 98July 23, 2021 11:32 AM

A friend moved to the South shortly before Dale Earnhardt died. She said she had never seen adults cry and carry on about a celebrity death as people did for him. She said, literally, she saw people sobbing in the grocery store well after the original announcement.

by Anonymousreply 99July 23, 2021 11:57 AM

"Exacerbate" is most often used as a negative - exacerbating a problem, for instance.

Receiving an award would be amplified, or magnified, by receiving it from a member of the group whom you particularly admire. The fact that that the person handing you the award is obligated, by tradition, to perform that task somewhat tempers the honor.

by Anonymousreply 100July 23, 2021 12:04 PM

The only celebrity death that truly made me cry was when John Lennon was murdered. I felt a huge sense of loss...

by Anonymousreply 101July 23, 2021 1:30 PM

I’ve been a huge Queen fan for a very long time and I still can’t get over the fact that Freddie Mercury is gone. I miss him so much like losing a close friend.

And I know he’s not well received amongst the gay community and DLer’s on here but his death …I still cry at times when I hear him sing. He was one of the best and cut down far too short in life.

Miss you Freddie.

R.I.P. my darling….

by Anonymousreply 102July 23, 2021 2:05 PM

The odd thing about reactions to Kobe's death is that anybody who brought up the sexual assault case was crucified. Gayle King, whom I'd be loathe to defend in any other context, received ridiculous backlash for bringing it up in an interview and a Washington Post reporter was suspended after tweeting a link to an earlier news story about the case. His accuser was harassed, slut-shamed, threatened and had her identity leaked etc. despite there being physical evidence of an assault; she eventually sued him in civil court and won. Meanwhile there was zero physical evidence of any sexual contact when Dylan Farrow's claims were investigated and she never tried to bring a civil suit against Allen, yet when he dies I bet the NY Times will probably make his obit all about her allegations.

by Anonymousreply 103July 23, 2021 6:51 PM

PSH wasn’t overrated OP. He was a terrific actor.

by Anonymousreply 104July 23, 2021 8:08 PM

I think it’s particularly sad when someone is murdered so Lennon and Marvin Gaye (murdered by his father ffs) were particularly upsetting.

by Anonymousreply 105July 23, 2021 8:56 PM

The house Marvin bought for his parents is occasionally open during historic homes tours in West Adams, though they don't let you upstairs where the shooting happened. His father was a thoroughly wretched man who physically and emotionally abused Marvin his whole life; that he was only handed a suspended sentence and allowed to live out his days comfortably in a nursing home still rankles me.

by Anonymousreply 106July 23, 2021 9:20 PM

Two Marvin Gaye tribute songs were "Missing You" (Diana Ross) and "Nightshift" (The Commodores, without Lionel Richie). Love them both!

by Anonymousreply 107July 23, 2021 10:07 PM

James Gandolfini. He died a year before Philip Seymour Hoffman. Its been 8 years since Gandolfini died.

by Anonymousreply 108July 23, 2021 10:31 PM

Hugh Hefner. So glad somebody famous died right after him so we didn’t have to read any more crap about what a champion for women he was.

by Anonymousreply 109July 24, 2021 2:34 AM

Ted Kennedy and John McCain. Yes they were politicians but so well known and revered that they were pretty much celebs. Both were truly horrible and vile individuals who lived way too long. Kennedy wasn't even good in the sense of passing decent laws. He was instrumental in blocking Jimmy Carter's universal healthcare plan. But journalists adored them both so the passing of two 80 something slimebags was portrayed as some monumental tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 110July 24, 2021 2:46 AM
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