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Before proceeding further, I must make one statement. Thus far, the only endangered person with whom I had enough clues (from both Nostradamus and my own system of numerology) to make a positive identification in advance was Princess Diana. This is because Nostradamus actually named her. I have the name of only one other individual who will be in danger in the near future, but no definite date: singer/actress Madonna. Again as with Diana, Nostradamus provides her name -- base 7 numerology may provide the time.
It may be that other names are to be found in Nostradamus' prophesies that I will discover in good time. In the meantime there is only numerology, speculation based on historical trends, Nostradamus quatrains that are descriptive but do not provide a name, and these strange relationships between words and letters. The first such system that was developed was the "More" and "F" system.
Through use of the base 7 system, I was able to post a warning in advance on these pages in 2006 that Anna Nicole Smith might die no later than 2009 due to a Jayne Mansfield influence (Anna Nicole died in February 2007). Also, in February 2007, I warned that pop singer Britney Spears might attempt suicide by hanging in March. She did. On my forum I also posted in April 2002, based on name sounds and the Jayne Mansfield base 7 influence that Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was in danger of dying in a car crash. She died in a crash less than 24 hours later.
Those of us who remember the late 1960s and early 1970s well know that the period was marked by more than the Vietnam War, peace protests, and the rock and drug culture (although the last phenomenon listed partially contributed to the trend I am about to discuss). For those of us who were in adolescence it was our introduction to the shock of seeing celebrities we had grown to love, emulate, or simply had grown up with suddenly topple over one by one like a gruesome row of dominoes.
Certainly as young children or infants we had already been exposed -- whether or not we were aware of it -- to the earthshaking and tragic deaths of seemingly immortal men and women: James Dean, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Jayne Mansfield, Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy. Jaded Beatles fans -- or perhaps the Beatles themselves -- subjected us to a Paul McCartney death scare. Then a crazed convict who claimed to be Christ and Satan roled into one selected the Beatles' most unusual album and used it to perpetrate the most heinous, tragic, and brutal murders of this century.
Still, through it all, seemingly great gaps of time passed.
It was late 1969 when a series of inexplicable young celebrity deaths began. Rolling Stones drummer Brian Jones was discovered drowned at the bottom of his swimming pool. He had taken LSD and confused the water he was sucking into his lungs for air. Judy Garland, Dorothy of Kansas, succumbed to depression and her addiction to sedatives and alcohol, disappearing into Oz forever. Summer came and began fading to autumn. Like two shots echoing in the night Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were no more, their music and voices stilled, leaving their brief legacy behind in short stacks of vinyl and a few reels of film.
1971 came and crawled slowly along in the manner that years tend to pass for the very young. The noise of graduation parties and post-graduation parties filled the air, competing with the sound of private fireworks displays. Not long after, like a disturbing flash of de ja vu, the news was reported: Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, was found dead in a bathtub by his girlfriend -- a drug overdose victim (friends insist it was a heart attack) at the incredibly young age of 27. Morrison, originally a poet before being persuaded to join his famed rock band, was the most prolific of the three rock superstars who had died in the space of only ten months.
It seemed to end there and then: death that shocked, death that disturbed, death that saddened finally had played its trump card. For popular culture, this appeared to be true for a short time. But for those who read and wrote poetry, once a major domain of popular culture until the suicide death of Sylvia Plath in 1963 and the posthumous release of the final collection of her poems Ariel in 1965, 1972 would bring tidings of another senseless death. John Berryman, the most outstanding black poet in America, took his own life. In the autumn of 1973 the world would be shocked yet again with the sudden, unexpected death of folk-rocker Jim Croce whose small plane crashed en route to a live engagement.
There is rarely a year that passes that does not present us with that last look, the final review of a life lived long and well and peacefully departed from or else snuffed out senselessly and prematurely by accident, suicide, murder, or a premature and terminal medical event. The individuals mentioned above were not the only victims of the 1969 - 1973 period. Inger Stevens, Duane Allman, and Sharon Tate were among others who had also passed on before their time.
The purpose of the above reminisence may have already been plainly stated enough. Most of the major celebrities of the 1969 - 1973 period had one thing in common: they each had a first or last name beginning with the letter "J." Brian Jones, Judy Garland, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin (a double "J"), Jim Morrison, John Berryman, Jim Croce. I am convinced that this was not a coincidence. I should also add that, because John Lennon "retired" near the end of this period, he apparently bought himself some extra time. Still, on December 8, 1980, the founder and leader of the Beatles was murdered by a psychotic fan named Mark David Chapman.
It did not occur to me until late 1998 that something similar had been occurring for nearly a year. Following the shocking deaths of Princess Diana and John Denver, comedian Chris Farley was found dead of an apparent heart attack. As the new year began, a pretty young woman was seen more and more on television, praying in her prison cell, arms upraised to heaven. Karla Faye Tucker would be the first woman executed in Texas since the Civil War. The entertainment world quaked in May with the announcement of the death of Frank Sinatra. Florence "FloJo" Joyner, a famous black Olympics superstar would die in September, asphyxiating in her sleep, just as rock star Jimi Hendrix had done 28 years earlier in the same month. Television and film actress Mary Frann was found dead shortly after, prescription drugs strewn about the room wherein her lifeless body lay. The following month the word was out: Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart was dying of anorexia. Not true, she retorted angrily. It was a month-long death-scare rumour that had fooled even seasoned journalists. Then, in November, actor Michael J. Fox revealed that he was suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
I believed I now knew what was coming. Farley, Faye, Frank, Florence, Frann, Flockhart, and Fox had one thing in common: the initial "F." If the 1969 - 1973 period was being replayed in 1997 - 2001, then not merely a sub-culture, but the world would be in for a major shock in July 1999. A young male, wth the letter 'F' figuring predominately in his initials, would die suddenly and unexpectedly. But who?
I agonised over this as I began to build my website, naively believing that thousands of visitors would be beating a path to my pages. Surely I would be able to pinpoint who was in danger. Surely the word would get out somehow to the right channels to prevent whatever was going to occur in July. But so many women had died tragically since Diana's death in August 1997. Could it be that it would be a female celebrity rather than a male who was in danger of dying in July 1999? As I began to scramble for other possible clues, I decided to include both genders in the prediction.
The most outstanding sound in Jim Morrison's name was the sound "More." Was there anyone around today with that sound predominating in their name? Then a list began to form in my mind: Alanis Morissette, Van Morrison, Demi Moore, etc. Also Jim Morrison's initials: J.M. Could that be a clue? Could the first name of the individual be Jim, James, John? John Mellencamp, perhaps? (I recently have learned that Mellencamp has a heart condition and is exercising, dieting, and taking prescriptions to keep his illness in check.) Without realising it, I had the first initial, "J," correct, and the second initial as well -- what I didn't know was that the "FFF" would end up being a middle initial. I also began to wonder whether it was possible that "More" and "F" might work independently of each other -- each spawning a separate list of potential victims.
I joined GeoCities on May 7, 1999. On May 8, I began FTPing my web site. On May 10, I launched it. Then I began to promote it by submitting to search engines and directories. All the while this was going on, unbeknownst to me, television actress Dana Plato committed suicide in Moore, Oklahoma. It would be two weeks before I would learn of her death on May 8.
In June 1999, Star Trek lost its first major actor: DeForest Kelly ("Bones") died of stomach cancer. Then came that fateful day in July of which I had warned, remembering the death of Jim Morrison 28 years before. John F. Kennedy Jr. plummeted to his death in the Atlantic off Martha's Vineyard. His wife, Carolyn Bessette and his sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, died with him in the small plane they had been flying in to attend the wedding of JFK Jr.'s cousin.
Male and female would die.
It was quite a shock, especially with "JFK Jr." permanently affixed to the bottom of the television screen on CNN, a very famous person who I only marginally knew anything about. Yet, despite having the "what" and the "when" and even the originally-surmised gender of the person in media focus correct, I only had had fragments of the "who." I had never had any cause to consider the initial "K." The significance of that letter would not become apparent until it was much too late -- not only for JFK Jr., but for others as well.
Just as the "J" trend for the most part ended with Jim Morisson, I now suspect the "F" trend has also nearly finished with John F. Kennedy Jr. However, there may be one more major "F" at risk of death before his or her time.
Also, as with John Kennedy Jr. I sense tremendous danger for someone very famous with the name "John" in late 2001. It need not be a first name. Indeed, I am concerned that the individual in question may be singer/composer Elton John. I will be presenting my reasons for this on the "Early 21st Century: 2001" page soon.
As for "More" the potential victims continued to pile up until December 31, 1999, and were never anyone you might expect. For the exception of the mysterious death of English maven John Morgan (Morgan) in July 2000, I suspect its influence was largely a 1999 phenomenon.
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|Prediction: The 'F' hurricane has
formed. It is called Floyd. Watch it
carefully. Also, throughout the season, state of Florida; Ft.
NC; New cities (New York, New Bedford, etc.); East Coast
September 16, 1999: North Carolina, as far west as Fayetteville, New Jersey, and New York City were most adversely affected by Floyd (along with Virginia and Pennsylvania).
October 15, 1999 -- The east coast of Florida was severely battered by the surprise hurricane Irene. Ft. Lauderdale was worst hit by flood and death to six by electrocution.
|Prediction: In July 1999 a male or
female celebrity may die suddenly and unexpectedly. He or
she will be young. Base 7 suggests a set of potential
initials: J.M., A.M., V.M., D.M. J.S., or any
letter combined with the letter F.
July 16, 1999: Male and female celebrities JFK Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, along with Bessette's sister, Lauren Bessette, died suddenly and unexpectedly after Kennedy's small plane took off from Fairfield, NJ and crash-dived into the ocean enroute to Martha's Vineyard.
Services were held at the Church of St. Thomas More.
|May 4, 1999: The worst F5 tornado in history wreaks destruction on the town of Moore, Oklahoma||May 8, 1999: Dana Plato commits suicide in Moore, Oklahoma|
|October 31, 1999: Canadian race car driver Greg Moore dies in racing accident.||November 18, 1999: Actor Dudley Moore reveals he has Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), an often terminal brain illness.|
"Lone Ranger" Star Clayton Moore Dead at 85
Actor Clayton Moore
|December 28, 1999 --WEST HILLS, California
(CNN) -- Clayton Moore, the actor
forever identified with the Lone Ranger character, died
of a heart attack Tuesday morning at West Hills Hospital,
about 20 miles north of Los Angeles. He was 85.
Moore played the Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1951, riding his trusty horse Silver and accompanied by his faithful American-Indian friend Tonto as the pair brought law and order to the Old West in every half-hour episode. When he sat out a contract dispute with the producers, actor John Hart took over the role for two years. But Moore completed the show's run until it was canceled in 1957.
The Lone Ranger and Silver
Well, what can I say? I thought he was already dead.
Clayton Moore's days may have been numbered by the "More" influence, but there is no tragedy in a life lived long and well.
Lone American Hostage of Indian Airline Hijacking, Jeanne Moore, Returns to US
January 4, 2000 -- LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The sole American hostage on the hijacked Indian Airlines jet returned to California Tuesday. Jeanne Moore, 53, who was among the 155 passengers held on the plane for eight days, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport aboard a Lufthansa flight. Airline spokeswoman Maria Soler said Ms. Moore was tired and left the terminal with her son through an alternate route to meet her family outside the airport. She did not meet with reporters. Her Indian Airlines flight from Nepal to New Delhi was hijacked on Dec. 24, and the hostages were freed December 31. Ms. Moore's parents said they were anxious to see her.
"I'll be so glad to see her, and love her a lot," her 85-year-old mother, Marie Redding, said Monday from her Burbank home. Her father, Harold Redding, 86, said: "She travels quite frequently and she wanted us to go along with her on this particular trip, but we couldn't get away. Our health couldn't stand the rigors." Ms. Moore lives in Bakersfield, where she teaches disabled children.
Despite a terrifying and potentially deadly experience in a drama played out for nearly a week, this story has a happy ending for one MORE at least.
Sadly, I did not have the foresight to archive the 2000 series and deleted most of the files.
To see the 2001 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 1 and then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 2. The summary appears on Archives 2.
To see the 2002 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 3 and then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 4. The summary appears on Archives 4.
To see the 2003 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 5 and Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 6 then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 7. The summary appears on Archives 7.
To see the 2004 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 8 and Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 9 then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 10. The summary appears on Archives 10.
To see the 2005 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 11 and Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 12 then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 13. The summary appears on Archives 13.
To see the 2006 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 14.
To see the 2007 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 15.
To see the 2008 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 16.
To see the 2009 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 17.
To see the 2010 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 18.
To see the 2011 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 19.
To see the 2012 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 20.
To see the 2013 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 21.
To see the 2014 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 22.
To see the 2015 series and summary, go to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 23.
NOTE: Some years may have no summaries, especially recent years. I may dispense with annual summations altogether since the pages speaks for themselves (more or less).
|Natasha Richardson (d. 2009, SKI INJURY,
Natasha, Nat, At, Ash, Cha, Richard, Rich, Itch, Erd, Urr, Son, Un (Naturally, a ritch itch, "errr!" undone)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Natasha Blasick, Natasha Eckard, Natasha Henstridge, Natasha Klauss, Natasha Lee, Joely Richardson, Miranda Richardson, Shannon Richardson, Richard Anderson, Denise Richards, Kim Richards, Zoe Richards, Richard Carpenter, Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Gere, Loni Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Florence Henderson, Emily Robinson, Oakley Stevenson, Keith Emerson, Kris Kristofferson, Lisa Nicole Carson, La Toya Jackson, Abby Simpson, Becky Simpson, Freddie Simpson, Georgina Simpson, Jessica Simpson, Cicely Tyson, Allison Parks, Jackson Browne. Additional predictions: (3/29/16): Angie Dickison.
Janice Dickinson reveals breast cancer diagnosis
By Remi Merhi, Special to CNN
Updated 1839 GMT (0139 HKT) March 28, 2016
(CNN) Former supermodel Janice Dickinson, known for her fierce and fiery personality, showed a more vulnerable side in an interview with the Daily Mail on Monday, revealing that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Dickinson was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on March 12, days after her doctor found a lump. "When the doctor found the lump, it hurt," the 61-year-old said. "When the doctor touched this little lump in my right breast, about the size of a pea, and I went 'bingo, I have cancer.' "
The cancer, which Dickinson's doctor caught in its early stages, is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. DCIS is not seen as life-threatening but can increase the odds of developing invasive breast cancer, according to Breastcancer.org.
This information, however, does not stop the fear. "It's still quite shocking," Dickinson said.
"I just get very scared, and it hit me.
"But I am not gonna let that define me, the fear."
The model and reality TV star hopes to use her experience to inspire others, saying she's found the reserves of strength that all women have. "Don't feel sorry for me. I'm gonna stick around for a long, long time," she said.
Dickinson has been engaged in a different kind of battle over the past two years.
In November 2014, she accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1982 and later sued Cosby for defamation after he labeled her claims as a lie.
"There's no way to put into words the depth of the misery, pain and humiliation ... that I and the other women and all women and men that have gone through unconsented, non-consensual drugs and rape," Dickinson said.
COMMENTS (5/24/16): The fact that I could see the potential for the name Richardson to be corrupted into Dickinson, and thus placing Angie Dickinson in the list, validates former model Janice Dickinson being a name sound near match. I note that I placed Angie Dickinson's name in the list on March 29 and the above report is dated March 28, but I didn't come across the Janice Dickinson report until some days after the 28th or 29th. The "Ann" sound is to be found in several locations, and Jayne (Mansfield) and Jan (Dickinson) are thus rhymed.
It was reported in late November 2010 that Janice Dickinson came close to committing suicide by hanging herself in a bathroom on Celebrity Rehab 4. Thus, now in 2016, she is closing in the seventh anniversary of that death wish come autumn of 2017. Not good.
Florence Henderson, TV's Carol Brady, dies at 82
By Steve Almasy and AJ Willingham, CNN
Updated 2158 GMT (0558 HKT) November 25, 2016
(CNN) She was one of America's moms, a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch," died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82.
Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had made some TV and movie appearances this year.
"We are all in a state of shock," said Pressman, who spoke with the actress Wednesday night. Henderson died in a Los Angeles hospital, surrounded by family and friends.
A TV icon
Henderson played Carol Brady from 1969 to 1974 on "The Brady Bunch," a show that became a huge hit in syndication. "The Brady Bunch" was a story about a lovely lady and a man named Brady, a widow and widower with three children each.
Even 40 years later, parts of the show are still staples of pop culture: The upbeat theme song and Rubik's cube-style opening, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia," the football moment and of course, Henderson herself -- with her big blue eyes and signature blonde coiffure.
Her former castmates expressed their shock and grief at her passing. "Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my <3 forever. Love & hugs to her family. I'll miss u dearly #RIPFlorence," tweeted Maureen McCormick, whom Henderson had seen just days before her death.
From the beginning, to Broadway, to Brady
Henderson's life story wasn't as ideal as the one she was a part of on TV. She grew up poor in Indiana, with an alcoholic father and a mother who left when she was 12 years old. She was a talented singer, and would use her voice to entertain the family and help make ends meet. "I don't ever remember not singing. And I would sing and pass the hat, and I would sing for groceries," she told the Archive of American Television in 1999.
Her big break came in 1951 when she was offered a starring role in the musical "Oklahoma!" Her voice carried her to a successful Broadway career, and eventually she began landing high-profile television gigs. In 1959, she was on set as an NBC "Today Girl," and in 1962, she became the first woman to guest host the "Tonight Show."
Henderson became Carol Brady in 1969."I created the kind of mother that I wished I'd had, and I think everyone longs for," she said.
Henderson married her first husband, Ira Bernstein, in 1955, and had her first child, Barbara, in 1956. The fact that she was a young wife and mother helped her bring the role of Carol Brady to life. "I understood kids. I was close to them," she said in the 1999 AAT interview. "I was the only one on the set who was married."
Henderson had four children with Bernstein. They were married for 29 years.In 1987, she married John Kappas, a hypnotherapist. He died in 2002.
An enduring figure
When "The Brady Bunch" ended, Henderson continued to be a figure on screen and on the stage. She stuck with her musical career for a while, reviving her role as Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun" in 1981. And, of course, she brought back Carol Brady for numerous "Brady Bunch" spinoffs and specials.
As the decades passed, she continued to be a presence through cameos and guest appearances. She showed up on "Murder She Wrote," "Ellen," "Roseanne," "30 Rock," and curiously, as a guest host on "WWE Raw" in 2010. She dabbled in movies, appearing in "The Brady Bunch Movie" and most recently, "50 Shades of Black." She also had a fondness for game show appearances, delighting audiences on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," "The $100,000 Pyramid" and "Dancing with the Stars."
COMMENTS (11/25/16): Florence Henderson is named in the prediction list above.
|David Carradine (d. 2009, HANGED HIMSELF
DURING AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIATION)
David, Day, Ay, Vid, Id, Care, Cara, Air, Uh, Dee, Eee, Eeen (Day vid, what an id, in the air, Uhhh! D in the evening)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): David Cassidy, David Clayton-Thomas, David Faustino, David Lee Roth, John Davidson, Super Dave Osborn, Drew Carey, Carrie Fisher, Carrie-Anne Moss, Carol Kane, Carol Lynley, Karen Allen, Karen Mulder, Cher, Mary Hart, Donna Air, Dean Stockwell, Dee Dee Sharp, Dee Wallace. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
David Cassidy says he has dementia
By Madison Park, CNN
Updated 0353 GMT (1153 HKT) February 22, 2017
(CNN) David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia.
The former teenage heartthrob told People magazine that dementia runs in his family, affecting both his grandfather and his mother.
"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," he said to People, regarding the disease. Cassidy said he would step back from touring. "I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distractions. I want to love. I want to enjoy life," he told the magazine.
A family history
In 2012, he spoke to CNN about the effects of dementia on his mother, actress Evelyn Ward, who died that year at the age of 89.
"To watch someone who raised you, who was so vibrant, to watch them lose their mind and disappear is arguably the most painful thing I've ever experienced," he said.
Cassidy came to fame with his role as Keith Partridge in the hit 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family," playing the eldest of five children. He began touring the world singing his hit songs such as "I Think I Love You," filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls. At the time, his fan club was bigger than Elvis and The Beatles.
He continued to perform for nearly half a century.
Over the past weekend, Cassidy had been performing in Agoura Hills, California, and struggled to remember lyrics to his songs.
Cassidy revealed his dementia diagnosis in the People article published Monday.
Danny Bonaduce, who played his brother on "The Partridge Family" tweeted: "If you're a fan, now is a great time to send him your love and best wishes."
In previous years, Cassidy spoke publicly about his struggles with alcohol.
He was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions during a four-year span between 2010 and 2014. Cassidy said his trouble with alcohol was "very humbling and it's also humiliating," in an interview with CNN in 2014.
COMMENTS (2/21/17): David Cassidy is named in the prediction list above.
Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars'' Princess Leia, dies at 60
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Updated 2159 GMT (0559 HKT) December 27, 2016
Fisher, whose grit and wit made "Star Wars'"
Princess Leia an iconic and beloved figure to millions of
moviegoers, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 60.
Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by the publicist for Billie Lourd, Fisher's daughter.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," Simon Halls said.
Fisher's death came four days after she suffered a cardiac event on a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to a source familiar with the situation.
'The family business'
The actress and advocate, who got her start in
Hollywood as a seductive teen in the 1975 film
"Shampoo," was the daughter of screen legend Debbie
Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher.
But her biggest break as an actress came just a few years after she dropped out of high school to appear alongside her mother on Broadway.
She beat out the likes of Jodie Foster and Amy Irving for the part of Leia in George Lucas' original 1977 "Star Wars." Her tough-as-nails princess was strong and independent -- and the role positioned Fisher in the decades that followed as something of a feminist icon.
The film became a blockbuster -- Box Office Mojo ranks it as the second highest-grossing movie of all time after adjusting for inflation, behind "Gone With the Wind" -- and turned Fisher into an overnight star.
"I was trained in celebrity, so I did the only thing I knew," Fisher once told Rolling Stone.
into the family business."
Fisher went on to appear in 1980's "The Empire Strikes Back" and 1983's "Return of the Jedi." She drew almost as much attention for Leia's hair and wardrobe as she did for her performances in the movies. Her character wore her brown hair in two enormous swirly buns over her ears, and donned a revealing metal bikini as Jabba the Hutt's captive in "Return of the Jedi."
out Tuesday from her fellow members of the "Star Wars"
"Carrie was one-of-a-kind...brilliant, original," co-star Harrison Ford said in a statement. " Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely...My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her."
Skywalker Ranch spokeswoman Connie Wethington issued this statement from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas: "Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess - feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think."
Co-star Mark Hamill tweeted: "No words #Devastated."
"I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!" tweeted another co-star, Billy Dee Williams.
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" movies, said, "There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly."
'Hurt my feelings'
Fisher became a star alongside Hamill and
onscreen love interest Ford, with whom she eventually revealed
she'd been romantically involved for a brief time while filming
the first "Star Wars" movie.
Her sudden fame overwhelmed her at times.
"Forty-three years ago, George Lucas ruined my life," she wrote in her book, "Wishful Drinking." "And I mean that in the nicest possible way."
Fisher wrote about not loving the exposure that came with success -- or Leia's characteristic hairstyle, whiich she called "idiotic."
"I weighed about 105 at the time, but to be fair, I carried about fifty of those pounds in my face! So you know what a good idea would be? Give me a hairstyle that further widens my already wide face," she wrote with trademark sarcasm.
After "Star Wars" Fisher had memorable supporting roles as a vengeful ex in "The Blues Brothers" and as a supportive pal to Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally." Meryl Streep played a Fisher-like character in "Postcards From the Edge," based on Fisher's own semi-autobiographical novel about life as a recovering addict.
She published multiple books, including a memoir, "The Princess Diarist." Fisher also was known around Hollywood as a script doctor, having worked on such films as "The Wedding Singer" and "Sister Act."
Nearly four decades after the first "Star Wars," the actress reprised her most iconic role in 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." She also was digitally recreated to appear briefly as a young Leia in the current "Star Wars" spinoff, "Rogue One."
Fisher fired back at fans who mocked her for having aged since her last appearance in a "Star Wars" movie, tweeting, "Please stop debating about whether OR not I aged well. Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings."
Most recently, Fisher was in London filming the latest season of Amazon's "Catastrophe" and promoting "The Princess Diarist."
Talked about struggles
Fisher spoke openly about her struggles
with alcoholism and bipolar disorder. She also was an advocate
for mental health awareness and treatment.
"There are a couple of reasons why I take comfort in being able to put all this in my own vernacular and present it to you," she wrote in "Wishful Drinking," after detailing her diagnosis and an overdose incident. "For one thing, because then I'm not completely alone with it. And for another, it gives me a sense of being in control of the craziness."
She also spoke knowingly about the life of a celebrity. In a 2009 interview with CNN, Fisher said she was reluctant to enter the entertainment business because she saw what it did to her parents.
"Their bright, white, hot star of celebrity was slowly dimming and fading and cooling. It scared me. I saw what it did to them. It hurt them," she said.
People mistake celebrity for acceptance or love and believe they can maintain some "fantastic level" of fame forever, but that isn't the case, she said. Seeing what the effect that reality had on her parents led her to believe that "celebrity is just obscurity biding its time," Fisher told CNN.
Family says thanks
survived by her daughter, "Scream Queens" actress
Billie Lourd, whose father is talent agent Brian Lourd. Her
mother, brother Todd Fisher, and half-sisters Tricia Leigh Fisher
and Joely Fisher also survive her.
Fisher was married to singer-songwriter Paul Simon for less than a year from 1983-84.
Fisher's representative, Nicole Perez-Krueger, issued this statement from Billie Lourd: "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
Debbie Reynolds posted on Facebook: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother"
Fisher's death is the latest devastating loss to the Hollywood community, which has seen a number of legends pass away in 2016.
She was, you could say, a force.
COMMENTS (12/28/16): Carrie Fisher is named in the prediction list above. This is unbelievably sad to me personally; at age 60 there is no reason in the world why her name really should be showing up on a page like this. She was three years younger than I am. George Michael was ten years younger. There is something terribly wrong going on in this world and it is striking down people ten, twenty, thirty, in some cases even forty years before their time. I guess there's no such thing as a "safe age" anymore. Princess Leia dead? It just sounds crazy.
David Bowie is dead at 69
By Saeed Ahmed and Joe Sutton, CNN
Updated 0837 GMT (1637 HKT) January 11, 2016
(CNN)David Bowie, whose ground-breaking sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69.
Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief," said a statement posted on his official social media accounts. Neither his publicist nor the statement elaborated on what kind of cancer the singer was fighting.
Bowie's death has been the regular subject of internet hoaxes for the last several years. So the news came as a shock to fans and industry insiders when it was confirmed.
"Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all," his son, Duncan Jones, tweeted.
From a mop-topped unknown singer called David Jones, to his space alien alter ego "Ziggy Stardust," to the post-apocalyptic Thin White Duke, Bowie's married music and fashion in a way few artists have been able to master. He was theatrical, he was flamboyant, he was without parallel in his showmanship. With a voice that soared from a baritone to a falsetto, he spoke of carrying on against the odds. Of the terror in knowing what the world is about. Of turning and facing the strange. His voice was a salve for the alienated and the misfits of the world.
Bowie had just released his latest album, 'Blackstar,' on Friday, his 69th birthday. It shot to no. 1 on the iTunes chart in the U.K. and no. 2 in the U.S., underscoring his appeal even after decades in the music business. Like his past releases, the work -- generally praised by music critics -- defied genres. The influential music publication NME called it an amalgamation of "warped showtunes, skronking industrial rock, soulful balladeering, airy folk-pop, even hip-hop."
That in a nutshell was Bowie: there wasn't a musical style he didn't dabble in - and indelibly leave his mark upon. Since his breakthrough with 1972's 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars," Bowie's reach was eclectic: glam rock, prog rock, pop rock, electronic rock. And the results? Electric. To the tune of more than 130 million records sold.
He had his first No. 1 single in the United States with "Fame" in 1973 and followed that up with dozens of hits that still remain on heavy rotation on radio: "Let's Dance," "Space Oddity," "Under Pressure," "Rebel, rebel," "Changes."
"David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime," tweeted rapper Kanye West, as news of his death made the rounds.
Born David Jones in South London, Bowie began his musical life with his birthname, riding the mod wave of the mid-1960s. He changed to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones, the lead singer of the Monkees, which was enjoying serious pop success at the time.
He always had impeccable timing. He released his song about a doomed astronaut, "Space Oddity," just days before the 1969 Moon landing. Four years later he killed off his most famous creation, the other-worldly "Ziggy Stardust," just at the point it threatened to overwhelm him. He then transformed into the Thin White Duke, a dapper but coked-out mad aristrocrat. While Ziggy was all arena rock, The Duke was chilled soul. While Ziggy gave him "Space Oddity," the Duke gave him yet another timeless classic, "Fame."
With Bowie, it was difficult to separate art from reality. And as the drug-taking took its toll, he holed up in Berlin and recorded the ground-breaking Berlin trilogy. But just when one thought one could write off Bowie as a peddler in theatrics, he shed his flamboyance for a no-frills, earnest appearance for a 1977 Christmas TV special to sing "The Little Drummer Boy" with Bing Crosby.
The awesome 80s
The 1980s were a great time to be Bowie. Starting with his collaboration with Queen on "Under Pressure," he brilliantly reinvented himself to take full advantage of the video music era. "Let's Dance" became his most commercially successful album, its sound and his look influencing a new generation of musicians - this time, the New Wave of pop.
Then it was time for another transformation - that of a movie star. He played the lead role in "The Man Who Fell to Earth," and had cameos in "The Last Temptation of Christ" and even "SpongeBob SquarePants."
Through it all, his Midas touch made classics of other people's songs - He produced Lou Reed's "Transformer," with its hit "Walk on the Wild Side," and Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" among others.
In the 1990s and the 2000s, when Bowie did return to music, the reception remained enthusiastic and the result influential ...
COMMENTS (2/10/16): At the time the above article was written, it was apparently unfinished! It had "More to come" just below the last sentence. But we know the rest ... David Bowie was an icon among the very greatest of rock stars, including the members of the Beatles. And his death was a shock to many as well as to me. I never even knew he was ill.
This was an identical first name match: "David." Apparently there was also the "Oh" sound from Lo-pes (Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes) and the "Eee" sound from several other stars on this page.
As David Bowie died six days before this page was completed, his name does not appear in the above prediction list. I do not know if his name would have been placed in the list or not had I prepared the list prior to his death on January 10 ... and I guess I'll never know the answer to that one.
As is often the case on these pages, the cause of death is not the same. The function of the name sounds on this page is simply as an alert that people with similar sounding names, in all or part, are in some sort of danger this year. On rare occasions cause of death may be the same, but usually is not.
Often, however, someone who is listed under one name on these pages, dies in the same manner as a different person on this page. In this case, David Bowie (who might have been listed under David Carradine) died instead in a manner similar to actress Elizabeth Montgomery in 1995 (see below), although the kind of cancer he had was not reported.
|Lucy Gordon (d. 2009, SUICIDE BY HANGING)
Lucy, Loose, Ooo, See, Eee, Gore, Or, Dun, Un (Loose ooo See .. Eeee! CORD done)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Lucy Benjamin, Lucy Boynton, Lucy Collett, Lucy Davis, Lucy Decoutere, Lucy Devito, Lucy Dixon, Lucy Durack, Lucy Fry, Lucy Griffiths, Lucy Hale, Lucy Hutchinson, Lucy Kay, Lucy Lawless, Lucy Liu, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Lucy Merriam, Lucy Pargeter, Lucy Pinder, Lucy Punch, Lucy Schwartz, Lucy Verasamy, Lucy Watson, Claire Goose, Susan Lucci, Lulu, Louise Fletcher, Louise Griffiths, Louise Lasser, Louise Pitre, Jean Louisa Kelly, Tina Louise, Adrienne Maloof, Nancy Loomis, Lou Ferrigno, Lou Gossett Jr., Lou Diamond Phillips, Louis Vanaria, Jerry Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chrissie Hynde, Season Hubley. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer
By Saeed Ahmed, CNN
Updated 1153 GMT (1953 HKT) May 24, 2016
(CNN) Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer.
Downie was diagnosed in December and "since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times," the band said on its website Tuesday morning.
For 30 years, Tragically Hip has been one of Canada's most successful acts, racking up 14 Juno awards and nine No. 1s. And the 52-year-old Downie is one of its most charismatic singers.
The band said it's planning a summer tour -- its way of dealing with the news.
"This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us," the post said.
"What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it's magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans.
"So, we're going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet."
COMMENTS (4/25/16): A lot of karmic power in that "Gord" (or is it "Cord") from Lucy Gordon. Like Garry Shandling, Gord Downie not a figure I am all that familiar with. To me, music fell apart in the 90s, and I began listening and buying much more selectively than I had been prior. Some bands and artists I missed, others I followed.
|Brittany Murphy (d. 2009, PNEUMONIA,
ASPHYXIATION, BLACK MOLD, POISON, MURDER ... STILL A
Brittany, Brit, Rit, It, Ten, En, Knee, Eee, Mur, Er, Fee, Eee (Writ it for ten, murder for a fee ... Eeee!)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Brittany Daniel, Brittany Snow, Britney Spears. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
Britney Spears Recalls Nearly Drowning in Hawaii
by Francesca Bacardi | Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:57 PM
Based on Britney Spears' Instagram pictures, her vacation in Hawaii was unbelievable!
While the "Make Me" songstress had a blast with her two sons, there was one moment when she had a scary experience on the picturesque beaches of the island. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Brit Brit opened up about her relaxing vacation but recalled a moment when she nearly drowned.
"I went to Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. It was beautiful. The waves were like six feet tall," she shared. "I completely embarrassed myself. I went out and I thought it was like a wave pool, and I thought, 'This is so nice and refreshing and beautiful,' but the thing I didn't think about is when you come back the waves really come in hard and I got sucked under for like five minutes."
As she kept getting pulled back out to sea, she only had one thought: was there anyone to help her?
"Literally I almost drowned, and I'm like, 'Where is my security? They're just going to let me die here, you know?'" she continued, "and then I came in again and another wave took me under so I kind of made a fool of myself."
Now that she is safe and sound and back in Las Vegas, Britney can look back on the incident and laugh. "It was fun to say the least," she joked. "I got to experience what it was like to be taken down by a 6-foot wave."
But did anyone, including her security team, eventually try to save her?
"No they didn't," she confessed. "They just kind of left me there. I think they knew I could survive my way through it."
We're just glad you're OK!
COMMENTS (9/29/16): Britney Spears is named in the prediction list above. As predicted on the main part of the site on 2016 Part One and 2016 Part Three, she was in incredible danger this year of dying like either Brittany Murphy or Natalie Wood. Like Wood she almost drowned. The next two years may be highly hazardous for Britney Spears, although I suspect Angelina Jolie may be in the greatest peril of all by 2018.
|Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (d. 2002, HEAD
AND NECK INJURIES SUFFERED IN CAR CRASH)
Lisa, Lee, Suh, Uh, Left, Eye, Low, Ohh, Pez, Ez ("Uhh!" left eye low, "ohhh!" like a pez head)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Jennifer Lopez, Lisa Ann, Lisa Bonet, Lisa Crosato, Lisa Donovan, Lisa Edelstein, Lisa Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Lisa Lovbrand, Lisa Marie, Lisa Picone, Lisa Ray, Lisa Raye, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Snowdon, Lisa Stansfield, Lisa Temple, Alyssa Milano, Maria Bello. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
actress hangs herself in hotel room during modelling trip
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ugly Betty star Lisa Lynn Masters, who was battling depression, was found dead inside her hotel room closet
By Marc Walker 15:26, 18 NOV 2016 Updated 15:45, 18 NOV 2016
An actress who appeared in top US TV shows and films took her own life during a modelling trip to Peru. Lisa Lynn Masters, 52, who was battling depression, was found dead inside her hotel room closet after hanging herself, an official said.
The star, from Brooklyn, New York, had roles in Gossip Girl , Ugly Betty , Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Stepford Wives and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Her husband William Brooks was in shock after her death, according to a friend writing on a GoFundMe page set up to pay for her body's repatriation to America.
Authorities in the South American country's capital Lima, said they found two letters which revealed her mental health issues at the Nuevo Mundo Hotel.
The fundraising page, which hit its £24,000 goal in one day, will pay for funeral expenses and help her widower, who works as a healing arts practitioner in Brooklyn. Ani Mason wrote on the page: "Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly. Lisas genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed."
She adds: "Lisas beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss. In the midst of this mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States."
Tragic Lisa played a relationship therapist in hit Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Her agent Christopher D Silveri confirmed her death and said: "As to her husband and family's wishes, we hope that the industry can mourn her death without details.
"In these darkening days, we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others - just as she would have."
By Denise Nequinto Posted on November 23, 2016
It comes as a great shock to everyone that actress and model Lisa Masters has passed away. It was even more surprising when it was revealed that Lisa Masters did not just die, she supposedly committed suicide.
It was during a modeling gig in Lima, Peru that Masters was found dead in her hotel room. She was 52 years old. At 11:50 p.m, hotel employees found the model/actress in the closet, having hung herself with her skirt.
Lisa Masters ventured into acting after starting out as a model and television reporter. Masters was known for having roles in Gossip Girl, Law & Order: SVU, The Stepford Wives, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ugly Betty.
Struggling with Depression
According to officials, the cause of Lisas supposed suicide was her was struggle with depression. Officials found anti-depressants among her belongings when her body was found.
Lisas husband William and her family are requesting for privacy at this very difficult time.
Lisas friends put up a GoFundMe page to ask for help in covering the expenses for her transport from Peru back to the U.S as well as funeral expenses. It has currently raised an amount $48, 980 on a $50,000 goal. The goal amount will not only shoulder the transport and funeral expenses, it will also cover the rent for the apartment William and Lisa shared in Brooklyn, as well as moving expenses for when William ultimately moves out.
The funeral service for Lisa will be at her childhood home of Asheville, North Carolina.
The cause of her death brings awareness to the importance of mental health once again. Depression is a hard battle being fought by many, and the time it takes to get better from it varies from person to person. Many celebrities have been known to struggle with depression, the same reason being the cause for quite a number of celebrity deaths.
COMMENTS (12/15/16): I'd say Lisa Lynn Masters was more famous than Lucy Gordon ... at least to Americans. Or perhaps they were equal in fame. Not famous enough though to link her death with the time-linked scenarios that claimed the lives of Natalie Wood and Brittany Murphy. It's a remarkable event from the perspective of this prediction because the male celebrity part of it may now be in the process of being revealed. It involves the mysterious death of a famed TV yoga mogul. However, details have yet to be published. If the details are what I suspect they may be, then this prediction is completely finished. It is also possible the other half will be early next year, unless I missed something that happened early this year. Currently, this is a PREDICTION 50% FULFILLED.
If this had been an accident or a murder it could have been prevented. Suicides, on the other hand, are more difficult to prevent since the would-be victim does not want his/her intentions known, would deny such intentions exist anyway, and may only be dimly aware of them themselves in some cases. Often the act is close to spontaneous, not premeditated, but more often than not impulsive.
To stop it you literally have to be there before it happens.
In any event, the deaths in April 2002 of Layne Staley and Linda Lovelace provided a "name blending" clue that someone named "Lisa" might be next. In less than 24 hours after discussing this on our forum and rattling our brains, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash.
No name blending occurred this year, but the name Lisa Lopes, and the "Lynn" from the name Linda (Lovelace) being on the base 7 timeline (... 1967-1974-1981-1988-1995-2002-2009-2016 ...), by themselves were apparently clues that another Lisa, indeed a Lisa Lynn or Lisa Linda, was in danger this year.
|Linda Lovelace (d. 2002, DIED FROM INTERNAL
INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CAR CRASH)
Linda, Lin, In, Duh, Uh, Love, Ov, Lay, Lace, Ace, Ay (Lyn in duh love, lay in lace, aces and eights)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Linda Arsenio, Linda Bassett, Linda Batista, Linda Blair, Linda Cardellini, Linda Carlson, Lynda Carter, Linda Chung, Linda Dano, Linda Doucett, Linda Elvira, Linda Emond, Linda Evangelista, Linda Evans, Linda Fiorentino, Linda Gray, Linda Hamilton, Linda Harrison, Linda Hayden, Linda Hunt, Linda Kelsey, Linda Kruse, Linda Lavin, Linda Livingston, Linda Lusardi, Linda Morand, Linda O'Neil, Linda Purl, Linda Robson, Linda Ronstadt, Linda Thompson, Belinda Carlisle, Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Love, Jennifer Love, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Love, Laci Adams, Lacy Chabert, Laci Diamond, Lacie Heart. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
Lindsay Lohan Says She Lost Half of Her Finger in a Gruesome Boating Accident
Oh no, LiLo!
Lindsay Lohan says she is recovering from a boating accident that almost left her without her ring finger. On Sunday morning, the actress, 30, shared a video of her bandaged hand and explained what had happened.
I almost lost my finger from the anchor, she wrote. Well, I lost half my finger, thank goodness we found the piece of my finger i just had surgery to fix it it hurts so bad.
In the video, Lohan seemed to be recovering, as she told her followers, This is the result of me trying to help anchor the boat by myself, she said, laughing. My poor finger!
While its unclear where the boating incident took place, Lohan recently shared photos from a trip to Turkey, where she met with a family who fled from war-torn Aleppo.
Her latest outings come in the wake of her breakup with fiancé Egor Tarabasov.
COMMENTS (11/26/16): Lindsay Lohan is named in the prediction list above.
Lohan accuses Russian fiance Egor Tarabasov of
'strangling her' in London
By Ben Tufft For Mailonline and Chelsea White For Dailymail.com
Published: 21:10 EST, 24 July 2016 | Updated: 04:07 EST, 26 July 2016
Lindsay Lohan woke her entire street as she allegedly screamed her fiance was trying to kill her during an argument at 5am at her London home.
Police smashed her front door open, which showed signs of damage, after calls for help were heard by neighbours as she ranted at Egor Tarabasov, 23, on Saturday morning.
The 30-year-old also accused her Russian millionaire partner, whom she has been dating for seven months, of partying with a prostitute.
In a video obtained by The Sun, which was filmed by a neighbour, Lohan shouts her name and address.
She then screams: 'Please, please, please. He just strangled me. He almost killed me. Everybody will know. Get out of my house.
'Do it. I dare you again. You're f**king crazy. You sick f**k. You need help. it's my house, get out,' she continued.
Just 10 minutes after the altercation police arrived at the £3.2million Knightsbridge property in west London and forced their way inside, but the couple had already left and no arrests were made.
A Met spokesman told MailOnline:
'Police were called to an address in Knightsbridge, SW7 on Saturday, 23 July at 05:10 hours following a report of a woman in distress.
"Officers attended and following concerns for the welfare of the occupants inside they forced entry into the address.
'There was no one inside but enquiries were made and the occupants were traced and found to be safe and well. No offences. No arrests.'
Speaking about the Mean Girls star, a neighbour told The Sun: 'She woke us up with her screaming. I was really concerned. Loads of police cars arrived and the whole road was awake looking out of windows.'
The same night, in a bizarre stream of online messages Lohan attacked Taraborasov for being at a nightclub with another woman.
Things got even more cryptic when the former child star then tweeted an image of herself wearing a fake baby bump, taken from her 2009 flop, Labor Pains.
'Lindsay lohan labour pains trailer - I am pregnant!!' she wrote; leaving confused fans as to whether they should question her whether she was sober, or if they should offer their congratulations.
Lohan had taken to Instagram to publicly slam Egor for 'lying' about his whereabouts - sharing images sent to her by a friend showing him in a club.
Proving she learnt a thing or two from her most famous movie, Mean Girls, Lindsay accused him of being out with another girl, Dasha Pashevkina, and went on the attack.
The star then shared a picture of her fiance inside the club, which had clearly been snapped by someone with an allegiance to her rather than Egor.
It was on this picture that the famed redhead took aim at the female fashion designer she claimed was with him.
Lindsay later posted the woman's home address and email with a bizarre rant that included Donald Trump and Putin hashtags, before deleting it.
Despite her harsh words, it seems that Lindsay and Dash have been friends for some time with the actress popping up on the designer's social media and the star has also worn some of her designs.
But she was not done there as her spy also sent her a video of the Russian businessman.
In the video Egor appears to be just speaking to a male friend but that did not make the actress feel any better.
Keeping things to the point, she said simple 'home?'
However she was spotted in a long sleeve one piece while paddle boarding, hover, with her belly was a baby bump or a big lunch was not clear.
It seems trouble between her and Egor may have been brewing all day, as Lohan earlier posted a black and white couple shot eight hours earlier and Egor's face was scribbled out.
'He wore black and I wore white. I guess #art is whatever you make of it,' Lindsay wrote.
Reports first surfaced in April that Lohan and Egor were engaged but her rep furiously denied it.
The couple had been dating just eight months when the young Russian millionaire asked for Lindsay's hand in marriage.
The couple have been on a two month vacation and until now have seemed very much in love.
DailyMail.com has reached out to a representative for Lindsay but has yet to receive comment.
Lindsay's father Michael Lohan has now fuelled speculation the pair have split.
He claims he has tried to contact Egor Tarabasov to give him a word of warning but he doubts he'll hear anything back because of the tone he used in the series of text messages he fired off.
He told Us Magazine: 'She [Lindsay] said he [Egor] cheated. I don't think she would say that if it wasn't true. She's never accused him before ... I would imagine he's not going to contact me. Not after what I said.'
Michael has been in contact with his daughter since she fell out with Egor, and believes they're no longer together.
He explained: 'Lindsay has been texting me back and forth that she's OK but [Egor is] off the radar, and he has been off the radar since this happened.'
COMMENTS (11/26/16): Lindsay Lohan is named in the prediction list above. More regarding her near death by strangulation can be found on 2016 Part Three.
|Selena (d. 1995, MURDERED, SHOT IN BACK)
Selena, Sell, Ell, Lean, Lena, Lee, Eee, Nuh, Uhh (Sell, lean her up, "Eeee!" "enough, uhhh!")
Possible predictions (1/15/16): Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, Angelina Jolie, Elvis Costello, Shelley Duvall, Shelley Fabares, Shelley Hack, Shelley Long, Shelley Malil, Lena Dunham, Lena Headey, Lena Kumar, Leah Cairns, LeAnn Rimes, Kathleen Beller, Kathleen Turner. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Alex Jordan (d. 1995, SUICIDE BY HANGING)
Al, Ex, Jor, Or, Dun, Un (Ah lax, ex Jordan or done)
Possible predictions (2/29/16): Kacey Jordan. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
Bachelor contestant Alexa Lex McAllister dead of apparent suicide
Zap2it, Andrea Reiher at 12:02 PM on Feb 16, 2016
Alexa Lex McAllister, who appeared on The Bachelor Season 14, has died of an apparent suicide, reports TMZ.
Law enforcement sources in Columbus, Ohio tell the site they received an emergency call Saturday (Feb. 13) around 2 p.m. that McAllister, 31, appeared to have overdosed on prescription pills. She was taken to the hospital, but her family says her body started to shut down and on Tuesday she was removed from life support.
A family member says McAllister had struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.
On Jake Pavelkas Bachelor season, McAllister was sent home after the first week. She later told TMZ that Season 14 winner Vienna Girardi was absolutely not to blame for the split with Pavelka.
Former Bachelor Contestant Lex McAllister Dies of Apparent Suicide
News Editor, Variety.com
February 16, 2016 | 01:08PM PT
Alexa Lex McAllister, who appeared as a contestant on The Bachelor in 2010, died early Tuesday of an apparent suicide after a drug overdose, police confirmed. She was 31.
A Columbus, Ohio, police spokesperson confirmed that authorities responded to a call at about 2 p.m. on Saturday, with the caller indicating that McAllister had overdosed on prescription pills. She was transported to a hospital in stable condition, but was pronounced dead at 2:39 a.m. on Tuesday after her health took a turn.
McAllister appeared on season 14 of ABCs The Bachelor, widely considered by fans to be one of the favorite seasons. The season featured pilot Jake Pavelka. McAllister was eliminated from the show after the first week.
She was 25 when she appeared on the show. Since being eliminated on The Bachelor, the Ohio native worked for a financial planning company.
Her family believes McAllisters death was a suicide, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. A family member told the outlet that the reality alum has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.
McAllister is not the first contestant from that particular Bachelor season to reportedly take her own life. Gia Allemand, a finalist on season 14 of The Bachelor, died in 2013 at the age of 29 after hanging herself.
COMMENTS (2/29/16): I forgot about porn star Alex Jordan ... she was included in the presentation of name sound influences seven years ago. Clearly an influence in this case ... as Alexa "Lex" McAllister is virtually a first name match ("Alexa" and "Alex" also "Lex" and "Alex"). The ending "a" in Natasha gives us the "a" ending in Alexa. A reality TV star, I never heard of her, so it is unlikely she would have been in the prediction list for Alex Jordan. There is also an uncanny physical resemblance between Alexa and Alex. Scary.
|Cheyenne Brando (d. 1995, SUICIDE BY HANGING)
Shy, Eye, Ann, Bran, Ran, Doe, Ohh (Shy Ann, branded, ran like doe, but "Ohhhh!")
Possible predictions (1/15/16): Cheyenne Bussell, Cheyenne Jackson, Cheyenne Kimball, Cheyenne King, Cheyenne Logan, Cheyenne Phillips, Cheyenne Rushing, Cheyenne Salinas, Cheyenne Silver, Chayanne, Shayna Rose, Shayna Terese Taylor, Shayna Walling. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
WWE Wrestler Died From Accidental Overdose Of Valium And Ambien, Manager Says
By Maria Vultaggio On 04/27/16 AT 5:59 PM
Former wrestler Joanie Chyna Laurer shocked the wrestling world when she tragically died last week at the age of 45. The 1990s WWE star died of a combination of a form of the tranquilizer Valium and the sleeping pill Ambien, her manager, Anthony Anzaldo, told the Los Angeles Times Wednesday. The entertainer famously struggled with drug addiction and even appeared on Vh1s Celebrity Rehab to try to get sober.
Originally, it was reported that no illegal drugs were found in Chynas Redondo Beach, California, home, which is not surprising because she was prescribed the pills. Tragically, she did not use the pills properly, the LA Times noted.
Her manager insisted, however, the stars death was not suicide. It was an accident. You are not going to find 60 pills in her stomach, Anzaldo said. He was adamant that she did not use illegal drugs.
Despite what her manager told the publication, an official ruling by a coroner has not yet been made. It could be months until a toxicology test reveals if she died from a drug overdose.
Days before her untimely death, Chyna was slated to appear on the A&E documentary-style show Intervention, where concerned friends and families try to get addicts to seek treatment.
An interventionalist was already lined up, as was a facility that was going to take her for 90 days, Anzaldo told TMZ Monday. Some of her close friends from the WWE, like Mick Foley and Stone Cold Steve Austin, were going to participate in the intervention.
It was Anzaldo who discovered her unconscious in her bedroom. "I found her," he said, adding he thought she died in her sleep. "She looked peaceful."
Chyna's brain will be donated to science to help research the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
CTE, which mimics Alzheimers symptoms, is caused by repeated hits to the head and has afflicted many former football players.
COMMENTS (12/28/16): The bizarre stage name of "Chyna" comes close to matching Cheyenne. It's certain if I had ever heard of her that her name would have been in the list given that three women with the name Shayna are there. It was determined after the final results of the autopsy were released earlier this month that Chyna died of an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol.
|Elizabeth Montgomery (d. 1995, COLORECTAL
Elizabeth, Eee, Ill, Liz, Iz, Uh, Bith, Beth, Mont, Mon, On, Gum, Um, Ury, Er, Ree, Eee (Ill Liz, "Uhhhh!" mount on a gum, um urinary, "Eeeee!")
Possible predictions (1/15/16): Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Berkley, Elizabeth Hurley, Elizabeth McGovern, Elizabeth Perkins, Elizabeth Reaser, Elisabeth Shue, Elizabeth Stewart, Beth Armstrong, Beth Bautista, Beth Broderick, Beth Ditto, Beth Ehlers, Beth Glover, Beth Grant, Beth Leavel, Beth Lisick, Beth Maitland, Beth Mendoza, Beth Ostrosky, Beth Palmer, Beth Riesgraf, Beth Skipp, Beth Tamayo, Beth Ann Bonner, Mary Beth Evans, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Rita Moreno, Reese Witherspoon, Aretha Franklin, Marie Osmond, Mary Hart, Mary McCormack, Mary Steenburgen, Mary Tyler Moore, Catherine Mary Stewart, Maryam D'Abo, Tori Amos, Lori Spelling, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hilary Duff, Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie Perrine, Victoria Principal. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Roy Orbison (d. 1988, HEART ATTACK)
Roy, Oy, Orb, Or, Bih, Son, Un (Roy = king, orb = eye, orbit = socket, Sun [Records], undone)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Roy Clark, Roy DuPuis, Boy George, Joyce DeWitt, Dan Ackroyd, Oscar de la Hoya, Christopher Lloyd, Al Gore, Oliver North, Jim Moret, Chuck Norris, Rick Moranis, Tony Orlando, Paul Sorvino, Johnny Crawford, Michael Crawford, Ozzy Osbourne, Glenn Yarborough, Orson Bean, George W. Bush, George Bush Sr., George Chakiris, George Lucas, George Takei, Morgan Fairchild, Morgan Freeman, Morris Albert, Norman Lear, Ted Danson, Magic Johnson, Twiggy Lawson, Jessica Simpson, Craig Wasson. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
The sun goes down on beloved pop star George Michael
By Chloe Melas
Updated 0214 GMT (1014 HKT) December 26, 2016
death of 1980s pop icon George Michael left his fan base shocked
and saddened by the sudden news on Sunday.
Michael, who was 53, was found dead at his home in Oxfordshire, England.
"It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period," Michael's publicist said in a statement.
"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."
Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, on June 25, 1963.
The son of a Greek restaurateur, he grew up in Kingsbury, London, and met his Wham! partner, Andrew Ridgeley, while attending Bushey Meads School.
Michael began deejaying at local clubs and he and Ridgeley formed a short-lived band called The Executive. But it was their success with their duo group Wham! that skyrocketed them to fame in 1981. Their first album, "Fantastic," hit number one on charts in 1983 with several hits including "Young Guns," "Wham Rap!" and "Club Tropicana."
The group's second album, "Make It Big," also achieved number one success in both the United Kingdom and in the United States with the hits "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Freedom," "Everything She Wants" and "Careless Whisper."
In 1987, Michael embarked on a solo career and released his highly successful debut solo album, "Faith."
His single "I Want Your Sex" climbed the charts but was banned by many radio stations for its explicit lyrics. The song was featured in the movie "Beverly Hills Cop II." His single "Faith" went on to become one of his most well-known singles.
In 1988, Michael went on a world tour and when he performed in Los Angeles, he had Aretha Franklin join him onstage for, "I Knew You Were Waiting." This concert became the second highest grossing event that year. That same year Michael won a Grammy Award for album of the year for "Faith." The following year he was awarded with the prestigious Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
His subsequent solo album, "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1" debuted in 1990 and outsold "Faith" in the United Kingdom. For his single "Freedom '90" he enlisted models Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and Cindy Crawford to star in his music video.
Michael became embroiled in a legal battle with Sony over the promotion of his album. Michael's eventually lost his battle with the music giant.
In 1991, Michael recorded a live duet with Elton John, covering the fellow English singer-songwriter's 1974 classic "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
He went on to release six more albums, including his successful greatest hits album, "Ladies & Gentlemen." Michael sold over 100 million records throughout his career.
Michael's personal life was always of great interest to his fan base. The singer hid his homosexuality for years and was arrested in 1998 for soliciting sex in a public restroom.
"What people have to acknowledge is that there's a level of honest that's natural to me and I'm uncomfortable with anything else," he said in a 2007 interview. "So firstly, understand how much I love my family and that AIDS was the predominant feature of being gay in the 1980s and early '90s as far as any parent was concerned. My mother was still alive and every single day would have been a nightmare for her thinking what I might have been subjected to."
In 2006, the singer was arrested for drug possession. He was arrested the following year and was eventually banned from driving for two years. But that didn't seem to stop Michael, who was arrested again for drug possession in 2008 and again in 2010.
In 2011, Michael was treated for pneumonia and had to postpone several concerts.
Michael's representatives were not immediately available for comment.
COMMENTS (12/27/16): An utter shock, after so many others, not only this year but in the last month. 53 is way too young for anyone to die. The reason the "Michael" part of the name George Michael is highlighted is because ... I forgot to include Michael Jackson in the timeline from 2009. I have Natasha Richardson, David Carradine, Lucy Gordon, and Brittany Murphy at the top, but forgot to include Michael Jackson, who also died in 2009. The "Or" sound comes from the great rock n' roll and country singer Roy Orbison, and the "Jor" sound of George comes from Alex Jordan.
|Harry Chapin (d. 1981, HEART ATTACK FOLLOWING
Hare, Air, Ree, Eee, Chay, Ay, Pin, In (hare in the air, what cha say? pin it in)
Possible predictions (1/15/16): Harry Belafonte, Harry Connick Jr., Harry Eden, Harry Hamlin, Harry Lennix, Harry Dean Stanton, Prince Harry, Debbie Harry, Harrison Ford, Laura Harring, George Maharis, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Paris Hilton. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
Garry Shandling Dead: Larry Sanders Show Star Dies at 66
March 24, 2016 | 01:21PM PT
Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for Its Garry Shandlings Show and The Larry Sanders Show, died Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 66.
A spokesman for the LAPD said they received a 911 call from Shandlings home on Thursday, saying the comedian suffered from a medical emergency. He later died at an L.A. hospital.
Shandling wasnt known to be suffering from any illnesses, and just a few days ago retweeted Kathy Griffins photo of himself, her and Bob Odenkirk.
The influential comedian was known for his neurotic observational humor, particularly about romantic relationships, and his no-holds-barred skewering of showbiz in his inventive TV shows. The Larry Sanders Show was one of the early pillars of HBOs original series strategy, garnering Emmy Awards and critical acclaim during its 1992-1998 run.
Born in Chicago, Shandling was raised in Tucson, Ariz., and started out majoring in electrical engineering before completing a marketing degree at the University of Arizona. After moving to Los Angeles, he sold a script for Sanford and Son and also wrote for Welcome Back, Kotter. He guest-hosted on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was in consideration to become Carsons replacement. After a serious car accident, he began working on his stand-up comedy act.
In 1986, he created his own sitcom Its Garry Shandlings Show, also an early original series effort for Showtime. The show, also co-created by Alan Zweibel, was nominated for four Emmys, and ran until 1990. The show was noted for being one that often broke the fourth wall, with Shandling speaking directly to the audience, and he played a version of himself: a stand-up comedian aware of the fact that he is a sitcom character. Even the theme song was self-referential from the opening line: This is the theme to Garrys show
The seeds of Larry Sanders Show were planted on Showtime in 1986 when Shandling hosted The Garry Shandling Show 25th Anniversary Special, a parody of a Johnny Carson-esque anniversary special. He starred and co-created Larry Sanders Show for HBO, set in the office of a fictional late-night talk show, with Dennis Klein. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmys for the show and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.
The Larry Sanders Show was said to have a lasting impact on TV comedy, influencing such series as Curb Your Enthusiasm. It cracked several best of lists, including Times 100 Best TV Shows of All Time. Judd Apatow was among the staff writers on the show who went on to become a major player in the industry.
Among his film and voice acting appearances were Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dr. Dolittle, Zoolander and Over the Hedge. The notorious flop Town and Country, in which he co-starred with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, was a big disappointment for Shandling in 2001.
Although the comedian hadnt amassed many recent credits, he worked behind the scenes with numerous writers and comedians including Apatow and Sacha Baron Cohen, helping them hone their material.
NBC offered him $5 million to take over Late Night when David Letterman moved to CBS in 1993, but he declined. He was also offered The Late Late Show but declined to do the Larry Sanders Show.
He was also a formidable host, hosting the Grammys in 1990, 1993 and 1994, and the Emmys in 2000 and 2004.
Shandling was never married and did not have children. TMZ first reported the news.
COMMENTS (4/25/16): "Garry" misses "Harry" by one letter. "Cheyenne" shortens to "Shan" and "the "Sh" can also come from the "Ch" in "Chapin." I know very little about Garry Shandling. I became very selective about TV viewing after 1985, bypassing network TV altogether but for a few exceptions. Made-for-cable programming on channels such as HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax had pretty much gone downhill after the mid-80's as well, I felt. Other than watching mostly films, MTV, PBS and ARTS programming, and news reporting, and some reruns, I had shut out most other programs. Comedy, I felt, had taken a major nosedive. So no memories about Garry Shandling, who died well before his time at age 66 (by today's standards).
|Bob Marley (d. 1981, MALIGNANT MELANOMA)
Bob, Ob, Mar, Arr, Lee, Eee
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Bob Balaban, Bob Dylan, Bob Newhart, Bob Saget, Bob Seger, Bobby Brown, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Deol, Bobby Sherman, Bobby Vinton, Bobbi Billard, Bobbie Blair, Bobbie Eakes, Bobbie Eden, Bobbie Gentry, Bobbi Sue Luther, Bobby McFerrin, Bobbie Phillips, Penny Marshall, Steve Martin, Pamela Sue Martin, Julianne Margulies, Wynton Marsalis, Julie Newmar, Marlo Thomas, Martin Landau, Martin Sheen, Marty Balin, Martha Stewart, Lee Majors, Stevie Wonder. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Natalie Wood (d. 1981, SUSPECTED
Nah, Nat, At, Uh, Lee, Eee, Wuh, Wood, Ewd (naturally wood)
Possible predictions (1/2/16): NATALIE COLE, Natalie Desselle, Natalie Dormer, Natalie Maine, Natalie Martinez, Natalie Morales, Natalie Portman, Natalie West, Beby Natalie Zenn, Natalia Tena. Additional predictions: (1/14/16): Natalie Blair, Natalie Brown, Natalie Cassidy, Natalie Imbruglia, Natalie Merchant, Natalie Raitano, Natalie Tong, Natalie Zea, Donatella Versace, Cat Deeley, Lauren Holly, Holly Hunter, Cat Stevens, Matt Damon, Charlie Sheen, Julie Andrews, Leslie Uggams, Lee Majors, Lee Trevino, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee, Spike Lee, John Cleese, Stevie Nicks, Genevieve Bujold, Christie McVie, Elijah Wood, James Woods, Tiger Woods, Joanne Woodward, Shannon Woodward, Nina Blackwood, Clint Eastwood, Karen Westwood, Steve Winwood, Trisha Yearwood, Woody Allen.
Singer Natalie Cole Dead at 65
COMMENTS (1/2/16): This happened like a shot in the dark on the very first day of the year, well before I could update this page for the new year, 2016. Those of you who are aware of the base 7 system and the "name sounds" and how they work, in general anyway, know that one of the influences whose name and sounds will appear here on what will be the 2016 Name Sounds section is to be actress NATALIE WOOD who died mysteriously in November 1981 in a "drowning accident." Natalie Cole, of course, would have appeared in the list. Her name I have put in all caps and colored orange to set it apart from the other names as "too late to list." The others remain as "predicted names": the Natalies appear in a prediction on 2016 (Part Three) dated December 27, 2015, and the last three appear in a prediction on the 2016 (Part One) page dated August 4, 2015. There will likely be other names added.
That is the only connection, the first name of Natalie. Not sure about the last name yet.
Here is the obit:
Singer Natalie Cole dead at 65
By Todd Leopold, CNN
Updated 2033 GMT (0433 HKT) January 1, 2016
(CNN)Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning singer who had hits with such songs as "This Will Be" and "Our Love" and recorded "Unforgettable ... With Love," a best-selling album of songs made famous by her late father, Nat King Cole, died Thursday evening.
She was 65.
Cole's death was confirmed by publicist Maureen O'Connor.
Notables were quick to express their condolences. "#NatalieCole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace," tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson. "A voice from heaven has been called home," added Cher in a tweet.
Born in 1950, Cole grew up among musical royalty. Her father was one of the most accomplished singers and jazz musicians of the postwar era, and her mother, Maria Hawkins Cole, was a singer for Duke Ellington. Their house, in Los Angeles' upscale Hancock Park neighborhood, was a regular spot for her parents' colleagues. "I remember meeting Peggy Lee, Danny Thomas, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and so many others at parties," she told The Wall Street Journal in 2014.
Tony Bennett, who also knew many of the legends of that era, expressed his sadness on Instagram on Friday. "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Natalie Cole, as I have cherished the long friendship I had with her, her father Nat, and the family over the years," he wrote.
At age 6, Cole sang with her father on a Christmas album, and she was performing by the time she was 11. Nat King Cole died in 1965, when she was 15, a loss that "crushed" her, she said. "Dad had been everything to me," she told the WSJ.
After college in Massachusetts, Cole embarked on her own career. In 1975, she had a massive hit with "This Will Be" from her album "Inseparable," which showed off her tremendous pipes -- she earned comparisons to Aretha Franklin -- and command of a range of styles. The work won her a Grammy for best new artist. She followed that with other hits, including "I've Got Love on My Mind," "Our Love" and "Someone That I Used to Love."
But failing sales and personal problems sidetracked Cole's career. She had done heroin in the early '70s, she told the Houston Chronicle, and then got hooked on cocaine. Her mother even filed for conservatorship in 1982. A rehab stint in 1983 turned her life around, she said. "Somehow, at some point halfway through those 30 days, I went from not wanting to be there to being afraid to leave. I was starting to get it," she said.
Cole began a comeback in the late '80s that was capped by 1991's "Unforgettable ... With Love," an album that -- thanks to the wonder of technology -- included a duet with her father on one of his biggest hits, "Unforgettable." (On another song, "Route 66," she was accompanied on piano by another member of her family, her uncle Ike Cole.)
For years, she had declined to perform her father's works in concert; now, an album of those recordings won six Grammys, including the big three: song of the year, record of the year and album of the year. She won another Grammy for 2008's "Still Unforgettable," which included a variety of American standards.
Longtime Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich remembered Cole as having "one of those magical voices that grabbed you from the first note." "In a way, and not just in lineage, Natalie was the connector between the great singers of her father and Ella's generation, and the great female voices who were to dominate in the last 25 years," he said in a statement. "I'll never forget when we did 'Unforgettable' as a duet with her father's recording on a Grammy hall of fame show, years before she recorded it. Magical!"
In 2008, Cole started suffering from kidney problems due to hepatitis C, which she attributed to her past drug issues. Despite chemotherapy, both kidneys failed, and in 2009, she went public with a request for a kidney donation.
Even then, despite her struggles, she was a determined performer. "I have been on dialysis in Istanbul, Milan, Indonesia, Manila, London. It's -- it's amazing," Cole told CNN in 2009. She received a directed donation of a kidney from a deceased donor in May 2009.
Cole maintained her recording and performing career, most recently recording an album in Spanish, "Natalie Cole in Español." She also appeared as a judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and guested on some "Real Housewives" programs.
Cole was married three times. She divorced her third husband, Kenneth Dupree, in 2004.
|Mama Cass Elliot (d. 1974, HEART ATTACK)
Ma, Ah, Cass, Ass, Elliot, Ell, Eee, It (My uh, Cass, ass, you'll eat it)
Possible predictions (1/14/16): Cassie, Cassie Keller, Cassie Laine, Cassie Madden, Cassie Powell, Cassie Scerbo, Cassie Silva, Cassie Steele, Cassie Ventura, Cassie Yates, Cassandra Ponti, Elliot Gould, Emma Samms, Emma Thompson, Macaulay Culkin, Mackenzie Phillips, Marie Osmond, Salma Hayek, Nick Cassavetes, Joanna Cassidy, Elton John, Carmen Electra, Danny Aiello, Liza Minnelli, Kathleen Beller, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kate Nelligan, Tom Selleck, Tori Spelling, Neve Campbell, Geri Halliwell, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen DeGeneres, Helen Hunt, Mel Gibson, Mel C, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Phillips, Danielle Steel. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Anne Sexton (d. 1974, SUICIDE BY CARBON MONOXIDE
Ann, Sex, Ex, Ton, Un (Ann, sexed, undone)
Possible predictions (1/15/16): A.J. Sexton, Coleen Sexton, Jennifer Greenburg Sexton, Katie Sexton, Laoisa Sexton, Louisa Sexton, Nancy Sexton, Sharon Sexton, Syren Sexton, Mike Sexton, Anne Archer, Ann Blyth, Anne Hathaway, Anne Heche, Anne Murray, Annie Potts, Annie Lennox, Angela Cartwright, Jo Ann Pflug, LeAnn Rimes, Cheryl Ann Cole, Lesley-Anne Down, Lesley Ann Warren, Mary Ann Mobley, Marianne Faithful, Rosanna Arquette, Suzanne Somers, Suzanne Vega, Joanne Worley, Shannon Coltrane, Shannon Johnson, Shannon Kenny, Shannon Wilcox, Jackie Shannon, Alex Breckenridge, Alex Davies, Alex Elliott, Alex Fletcher, Alex Kingston, Alex Lombard, Alex Meneses, Alex Reid, Alex Rice, Alex Wehrley, Alexandra Daddario, Alexandra Kyle, Alexandra Maria Lara, Alexandra Park, Alexandra Rodriguez, Alex Trebeck, Rex Reed, Jennifer Aniston, Barbi Benton, Anjelica Huston, Olivia Newton-John, Denzel Washington. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Jayne Mansfield (d. 1967, DIED OF SEVERE HEAD
INJURY IN CAR CRASH)
Jane, Jay, Ay, Ayne, Man, Ann, Ans, Field, Fee, Eee, Eeeld (Jayne, in a man's field, pay the fee, Eeee!, or yield)
Possible predictions (1/15/16): Jayne Atkinson, Jayne Bentzen, Jayne Bickerton, Jayne Kennedy, Jayne Tunnicliffe, Jayne Wisener, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Jane Adams, Jane Asher, Jane Birkin, Jane Casson, Jane Curtin, Jane Danson, Jane Elliot, Jane Fonda, Jane Kaczmarek, Jane Krakowsky, Jane Leeves, Jane Lynch, Jane Seymour, Jane Sibbett, Jane Stuart, Jane Wall, Janeane Garofalo, Jesse Jane, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Barbara Corday, Shirley Maclaine, Shania Twain, Amanda Pays, Melissa Manchester, Howie Mandel, Barbara Mandrell, Chuck Mangione, Charles Manson, Marilyn Manson, Mandy Moore, Armand Assante, Sally Field, Evander Holyfield. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Margaret Sullavan (d. 1960, SUICIDE BY DRUGS
Margaret, Mar, Arg, Arr, Gur, Ur, Et, Sull, Ull, Uh, Ven, En (Marge, "gurrr!," sullen, full of venom)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Ann-Margret, Martha Hyer, Martha Stewart, Marlo Thomas, Julianne Margulies, Penny Marshall, Steve Martin, Martie Maguire, Marty Balin, Martin Landau, Martin Sheen, Garn Stephens, Terri Garr, Beverly Garland. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
|Diana Barrymore (d. 1960, SUICIDE BY ALCOHOL AND
DRUGS OVERDOSE, THEY CLAIMED)
Diana, Die, Eye, Ann, Anna, Nuh, Uh, Bare, Air, Ree, Eee, More, Or (die! and, uhhh, a berry ...MORE!)
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Diana Agron, Drew Barrymore, Diana Barton, Diana Canova, Diana Hayden, Diana Morgan, Diana Penty, Diana Rigg, Diana Ross, Diana Zubiri, Diane Farr, Diane Franklin, Diane Keaton, Diane Kruger, Diane Ladd, Diane Lane, Diane McBain, Diane Neal, Diane Sawyer, Diahann Carroll, Anna Bielska, Anna Faris, Anna Friel, Anna Kournikova, AnnaLynn McCord, Anna Mouglalis, Anna Paquin, Anna Poppelwell, Anna Simpson, Layla Anna Lee, Rosanna Arquette, Joanna Cassidy, Joanna Pettet, Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Susannah York, Joe Montana, Mandy Moore, Van Morrison, Cathy Barry, Halle Berry, Barry Howard, Barry Manilow, Barry Pearl, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Rita Moreno, Alanis Morissette, Rebecca DeMornay. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
Mary Tyler Moore, beloved TV actress, dies at 80
By Lisa Respers
Updated 0522 GMT (1322 HKT) January 26, 2017
(CNN) Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died Wednesday at the age of 80, her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum said.
"Today beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," she said. "A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile."
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuted in 1970 and starred the actress as Mary Richards, a single 30-something career woman at a Minneapolis TV station. The series was hailed by feminists and fans alike as the first modern woman's sitcom.
But that wasn't the role which catapulted her into stardom. Moore first found fame playing Laura Petrie, the wife on the "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which ran for five seasons beginning in 1961.
In an interview with Conan O'Brien, show creator Carl Reiner said he auditioned more than two dozen actresses before Moore's reading marked her as the only one who could play Laura.
"I grabbed the top of her head and I said 'Come with me,'" Reiner told O'Brien. "I walked her down the hall to [Show producer Sheldon Leonard] and said, 'I found her!'"
Hollywood mourned her loss on Wednesday.
"My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength," said former co-star Ed Asner on Twitter.
"Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family," tweeted Ellen DeGeneres.
Moore was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, to clerk George Tyler Moore and his wife, Marjorie.
When she was still a young girl the family, which included her two younger siblings, moved to Los Angeles. Moore would later reveal that her mother was an alcoholic, which caused the household to be chaotic.
Moore began her career as a dancer and in the 1950s landed a gig as dancing elf Happy Hotpoint, on a series of Hotpoint appliances TV commercials which ran during "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" television show.
Her dancer legs led to her being cast as Sam, the sexy answering service girl, on the TV show "Richard Diamond, Private Detective "in 1957. Moore's legs were shown, but never her face.
Fans would come to love that face on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and Moore quickly was dubbed America's sweetheart.
The role earned her two Emmys.
After that show ended in 1966, Moore looked to working more on the big screen, including opposite Elvis Presley in the 1969 film "Change of Habit."
'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' years
The next year "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiered. The opening sequence, featuring Moore twirling and tossing her cap, became iconic. The show ended in 1977, but spurred several spinoffs, including "Rhoda," and "The Lou Grant Show."
In a 2002 interview with CNN's Larry King, Moore explained why she believed the series became so popular.
"I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience," she said. "I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted."
In real life, Moore was not a single woman. In 1955, she married Richard Carleton Meeker and the following year gave birth to their son, Richard Jr.
The couple divorced in 1961 and the following year she married CBS executive Grant Tinker.
While their union didn't produce any children, it did give birth to television production company MTM Enterprises, which produced "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" as well as such acclaimed series as "The Bob Newhart Show," "Hill Street Blues" and "St. Elsewhere."
Moore and Tinker divorced in 1981, a year after her son died after accidentally shooting himself while handling a shotgun.
She said problems with alcohol helped to contribute to the demise of her marriage to Tinker.
"We would have inane arguments over dinner about things I couldn't remember the next day," Moore told the National Ledger. "Alcoholism brings to the fore hostilities and resentment -- you can't have a marriage like that."
Love again, and an Oscar nod
In 1983, Moore married Dr. Robert Levine.
While she was beloved as a comedic actress, Moore also found success in dramas.
Critics praised her against-type performance as a chilly mother whose family grapples with the accidental death of a son in Robert Redford's 1980 film "Ordinary People," for which Moore was nominated for an Oscar.
She worked in theater and periodically appeared on TV shows in recent years, including "Hot in Cleveland," where she was reunited with "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-stars Betty White and Valerie Harper.
Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her 30s and had numerous health issues over the years, including complications from that disease and brain surgery to remove a meningioma tumor in 2011.
COMMENTS (1/30/17): Mary Tyler Moore is named in the prediction list above. I was a fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, grew up watching these, so this is a very sad occasion .. one I somehow thought I might not see or would ever think to see ... but I guess that is being totally unrealistic. Yes, the life expectancy keeps going up ... today's 60 is the new 50, today's 70 is new 60, today's 80 is the new 70, and so on ... but aging and death still win out. Immortality, or at least a greatly extended life span (like living to be 200 years old and still looking 45 when you die), is not here yet ... if it ever does get here.
As I have found out in recent years, there is an overlap with the "name sounds" that often continues into January, February, even March of the following year. Thus, it may be wise to keep this 2016 page active a bit longer. I am holding on to celebrity obituaries that may apply to the coming 2017 page that I have to create, but suspect there may be other names actually belonging to the 2016 influence that may pop up over the next month or two of 2017.
|Hank Williams (d. 1953, HEART HEMORRHAGE)
Hank, Ank, Will, Ill, Yums, Um
Possible predictions (1/16/16): Hank Harris, Hank Stratton, Barry Williams, Clarence Williams III, William Carr, Willie Nelson. Additional predictions: (0/0/16):
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