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PlasmaCannonsRule 12-31-2009 12:56 PM

2009: In Memory Of
 
A list of famous folk who passed away this year and some info about each.

Michael Jackson
August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009
Known as the King of Pop and the most famous pop artist ever. His hit album Thriller holds the position of the best-selling album of all time. He died of a drug overdose, supposedly purposely given to him by his physician.

Billy Mays
July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009
A famous advertiser well known for his VERY LOUD STYLE OF ADVERTISING. Only 2 months before his demise, Discovery Channel aired PitchMen, a series starring Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan in a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a salesman. He died from hypertensive heart disease, which was not helped by his cocaine addiction.

Farrah Fawcett
February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009
An actress probably most well-known for her part in Charlie's Angels. She died of lung cancer.

Ed McMahon
March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009
A former fighter pilot who became famous for being the announcer and sidekick on The Tonight Show. He suffered from numerous health problems shortly before his death.

Dave Arneson
October 1, 1947 – April 7, 2009
Co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons along with the also deceased Gary Gygax. He died of cancer.

Wayne Allwine
February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009
The voice actor for Disney's famous character Mickey Mouse from 1977 until his death. He died from complications resulting from diabetes.

Millvina Dean
February 2 1912 – May 31 2009
The last survivor of the Titanic. At nine weeks old, she was the youngest passenger aboard the doomed vessel. She died from pneumonia.

James "The Rev" Sullivan
February 10, 1981 – December 28, 2009
The drummer for the very popular metal band Avenged Sevenfold. He was known for his fast and precise drumwork. He died supposedly of natural causes.

Lou Albano
July 29, 1933 – October 14, 2009
An American wrestler. He was a cameo in 4 Cyndi Lauper music videos and starred as Mario in the Super Mario Brothers Super Show. He died in his sleep.

Lucy Vodden
1963 - September 22 2009
The inspiration for The Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. One day, John Lennon's son Julian came home with a picture of her flying in the sky with diamonds. She died of lupus. John Lennon's son Julian made a new song called Lucy in memory of her and donated most of the proceeds to lupus foundations.

Les Paul
June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009
A jazz guitarist and pioneer of rock n' roll who invented the solid body electric guitar. He died from pneumonia.

Brittany Murphy
November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009
An American actress who starred in films such as Clueless and Happy Feet. She collapsed in her bathroom and died from a heart attack.

If there are any others you wish to add, just mention them in the thread.

Megadog 12-31-2009 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by PlasmaCannonsRule (Post 281596)
He died supposedly of natural causes

How do you define, natural causes?

Also, supposedly, Oprah's career is dead.

last year was worse, Sir Edmond Hillery died. :(

I have nothing else to say but ^Disjointed reply!^

PlasmaCannonsRule 12-31-2009 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Megadog (Post 281597)
How do you define, natural causes?

Natural cause generally means old age, which I think is ridiculous that The Rev, who was 28 at the time of his death, would have died from that. But, that's the official ruling of the paramedics.

Megadog 12-31-2009 01:13 PM

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How do you die of old age?

King Krazy 12-31-2009 01:15 PM

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the guy that wrote the Green Acres theme song

Ubernoob 12-31-2009 03:25 PM

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Brittany Murphy, the funny and cute actress, died recently of heart failure. She will be sorely missed by me and I'm sure many others.

Wesley 12-31-2009 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by PlasmaCannonsRule (Post 281596)
Lou Albano
July 29, 1933 October 14, 2009
An American wrestley.

loltypo

It's actually kind of unnerving how most people die painfully due to health problems, instead of just passing away of natural causes. Looks like most of us will see a hospital bed whether we want to or not...

Kerma 12-31-2009 04:09 PM

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I'm Pretty Sure John Lenon Died too.

Also, Thanks for making the new year depressing.

LRT 12-31-2009 04:25 PM

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If you mean the former Beatle, he's been dead since 1980!

Wesley 12-31-2009 04:25 PM

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It's what I do! :p

...But seriously, it's not for a looooong time, so don't worry about it. Besides, if you have lead a happy and full life, the ending is meaningless, as life itself has much more significance.

Kerma 12-31-2009 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by LRT (Post 281624)
If you mean the former Beatle, he's been dead since 1980!

No, I don't think that's his name anyways, he's the guy who invented the electric guitar.

LRT 12-31-2009 08:02 PM

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Les Paul.

chaucer 12-31-2009 08:48 PM

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Alicia De Larrocha, a master of classical Spanish piano music, died September 25 at the ripe old age of 86. She will be sorely missed throughout the classical music world.

happystickman 12-31-2009 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Megadog (Post 281600)
How do you die of old age?

The cells in your body keep splitting to replace old cells. Every time a cell splits, part of its DNA is destroyed. Each cell has a long part of the DNA that is useless and is there just to keep the necessary parts safe, but eventually that gets completely destroyed, and necessary parts of the DNA become destroyed. The cells then can not replicate correctly and your organs eventually stop functioning.

ONTOPIC: Good nice sweet princes and princesses, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rests.

Julian 12-31-2009 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by happystickman (Post 281654)
The cells in your body keep splitting to replace old cells. Every time a cell splits, part of its DNA is destroyed. Each cell has a long part of the DNA that is useless and is there just to keep the necessary parts safe, but eventually that gets completely destroyed, and necessary parts of the DNA become destroyed. The cells then can not replicate correctly and your organs eventually stop functioning.

Brain cells also generally don't do this, I believe, so once enough of those have died your brain just doesn't work anymore.

PlasmaCannonsRule 01-02-2010 12:43 PM

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I cannot believe I forgot Les Paul.

Manga Chic 01-03-2010 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by happystickman (Post 281654)
Good nice sweet princes and princesses, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rests.

...THAT was poetry. I seriously just cried a little.
*looks at looong list* The 2009 Celebrity Death Wave, people. Here's to hoping for no more in 2010.

HappyStikBeaver 01-04-2010 12:38 PM

Re: 2009: In Memory Of
 
[QUOTE=PlasmaCannonsRule;281596]A list of famous folk who passed away this year and some info about each.

Michael Jackson
August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009
Known as the King of Pop and the most famous pop artist ever. His hit album Thriller holds the position of the best-selling album of all time. He died of a drug overdose, supposedly purposely given to him by his physician.

Billy Mays
July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009
A famous advertiser well known for his VERY LOUD STYLE OF ADVERTISING. Only 2 months before his demise, Discovery Channel aired PitchMen, a series starring Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan in a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a salesman. He died from hypertensive heart disease, which was not helped by his cocaine addiction.




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OK, seriously, nobody liked Billy Mays, and personally, I can't stand any of Michael Jackson's music. Or his face. And I don't know how to quote.

happystickman 01-04-2010 12:40 PM

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I liked Billy Mays! HE WAS AWESOME!

chaucer 01-04-2010 01:45 PM

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Michael Jackson was, in my opinion, an awful person, someone who was born with a lot of talent and potential and wasted it. Billy Mays was very cool, especially if you've ever heard him speak in a normal voice. Plus, he knew how to get people's attention. Can't say I wasn't utterly dumbstruck when I heard they had died.


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