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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.
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).
The Return of More
April 24, 2013: The fourteenth (2 x 7) anniversary of the "More" sound returns this year, 2013, although there have been no casualties as of yet. Last year ... a year in advance ... we felt its influence and have an idea of one person who may yet again be affected. That person, who I listed as a potential future candidate for a tragic death in my 1999 introduction of the More sound above, was actress Demi Moore.
On January 23, 2012, actress Demi Moore was rushed to hospital by ambulance following a frantic 911 call by friends at her home. Reliable sources indicated that Ms. Moore had overdosed on a mixture of drugs, one of them nitrous oxide (laughing gas). All evidence of that drug and references to other drugs she had did during the 911 call tape were redacted (erased and replaced by an obnoxious sound similar to a flatline warning or code blue warning). All that remains is a reference to her having smoked something similar to incense ... which would not have caused her to go into convulsions, feel like she was burning up, and become unconscious.
The questions now concerning Demi Moore are: 1) has this close call in January 2012 prevented her from succumbing to the "More" influence this year in 2013? Or 2) is she headed for a premature death sometime this year or a slow burnout that ends her life?
Moore's was yet another very serious event in what has turned into an epidemic of overdoses, attempted suicides, and fatal suicides (Mindy McCready) carried out by well-known actresses and singers.
Also included in the current list are Alanis Morissette, Van Morrison, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Michael Moore, Drew Barrymore, and others.
One base 7 influence has already been repeated this year. The following is taken from 2013 (Part One):
Jill Dando Murder Influence
Jill Dando, who was a popular UK television presenter, journalist, and newsreader, was shot dead by an unknown assailant fourteen (2 x 7) years ago in April 1999. She was shot in the head as she was entering the front door of her house.
A man with a history of stalking women who lived nearby, Barry George, was arrested, charged, and later convicted of her murder and sent to prison for life. The evidence used against him was flimsy. He appealed successfully in 2007 and was retried and acquitted in 2008. Dando's murder remains unsolved, with many various conspiracy theories attempting to explain why she was killed.
Jill Dando was an attractive blonde and age 37 at the time of her murder. Indeed, one of her memorable quotes mentions her hair being blonde: "Just because I've got blonde hair and haven't been to Bosnia doesn't mean I'm a bimbo. I am still a serious journalist."
Although Jill Dando was a TV presenter and news anchor, this does not mean a crossover effect might not occur, causing a US, Australian, or other female personality to be murdered.
Of course, whilst on the subject of television presenters in the UK, the sexiest one of all, in my view, is probably Cat Deeley, who, at age 36, is only one year younger than Dando was when she was murdered. Deeley is also an actress, a singer, and a model. She began her modelling career when she was only 14. Thus, she could also end up a UK victim of the Jill Dando prediction.
One thing is certain: the base 7 system concurs that a UK personality, likely a female and likely a blonde, is in incredible danger in April 2013. The Jill Dando influence was passed over without incident in 2006 and this makes the 14th anniversary far more likely to witness a repetition ... especially if other 1999 events are repeating (for example a Nato air war against Syria in 2013, fourteen years after the Nato air war against Serbia during the 1999 Kosovo civil war).
|Reeva Steenkamp murdered; boyfriend Oscar Pistorius charged with murder|
Thursday 14 February 2013 12.03 EST
Feb 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM PST
30-year-old South African model Reeva Steenkamp was found dead at the home of her boyfriend, athlete Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria today on Valentines Day, February 14. The South African athlete, now a murder suspect, will appear in court on Friday, reports the Guardian.
Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said that officers got a call in early morning that there had been a shooting and when police arrived, they found paramedics trying to revive Steenkamp shot at the place.
Steenkamp was shot four times and died of gunshot wounds at the athlete's home in a gated community in the morning that day.
Her last Twitter postings that day pointed to the fact that she was looking forward to Valentine's Day on Thursday. "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow???" she stated on Twitter.
|Sarita Tomlinson, Steenkamp's agent in the
modeling world, was distressed and told Reuters, "We
are all devastated. Her family is in shock. They did have
a good relationship. Nobody actually knows what
Another Police spokeswoman, Denise Beukes, said the neighbors had heard screaming and shouting at the house earlier in the evening and the police had been called at the premises on issues of domestic nature previously also.
She denied that the reports that Pistorius believed she was an intruder and hence opened fire came from the police.
Police said they were giving him no special treatment and he was being "treated like any other normal person."
No other suspects were present in the case. The officials said, "He will be bringing a bail application and we will be opposing bail.
Pistorius went through medical inspection by the police on Thursday. Police brigadier Denise Beukes said, "At this stage he is on his way to a district surgeon for medical examination."
|He also said, "When a person
has been accused of a crime like murder they look at
things like testing under the finger nails, taking a
blood alcohol sample and all kinds of other test that are
done. They are standard medical tests.
Police said Pistorius himself asked to appear in court as soon as possible, though facilities might not be there for people who have disabilities. At lunchtime it was announced that his appearance shall be postponed till Friday. Pistorius lawyer, Kenny Oldwage said, "He is doing well but very emotional.
Known as the Blade Runner, Pistorius is double below-the-knee amputee since childhood and runs on J-shaped carbon fiber prostheses. He has won six Paralympic gold medals, including two at London Olympics 2012.
|Reeva Steenkamp was on the verge of stardom|
February 15 2013 at 07:59am
Pretoria - If you didnt know who Reeva Steenkamp was before Thursdays shooting, you were about to. A model, a cover girl, a former FashionTV presenter and from Saturday, a star in the fifth season of local reality TV show Tropika Island of Treasure.
There was so much in the pipeline for her, said her agent Sarit Tomlinson. She was just about to explode into the media.
|Capetonian by birth, Steenkamp was a Port
Elizabeth girl at heart, the daughter of respected horse
trainer Barry Steenkamp.
She spent both her primary and high school years at St Dominics Priory, where she matriculated in 2001.
She was a vibrant, friendly, diligent and motivated student who was popular with and respected by staff and peers alike, said headmaster Greg Stokell.
|From (when she was) young,
Reeva had the full support of her parents, who encouraged
her to maximise her strengths and abilities to achieve
her dreams. She set high goals for herself in everything
she did, and she consistently converted opportunities
Steenkamp went on to complete a law degree at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005. The plan was to become an advocate. But when she was named the face of cosmetic house Avon SA, she turned her focus to modelling. I completed my degree, packed a single suitcase and headed off to Ice Models in Jozi, and the rest is history, she told FHM.
Over the next six years, she worked as a presenter for FashionTV in South Africa and starred in campaigns for Toyota, Clover, Italian brand Zui and Sandton boutique Pallu. She was FHMs December 2011 cover girl and twice featured on their top 100 sexiest women in the world list.
Steenkamp and Pistorius first appeared publicly together in November at the SA Sports Awards, just as the athlete was being lambasted in the media by his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, as a player. Just last week, she told the Sunday Times that Pistorius had impeccable taste. His gifts are always thoughtful, she said.
While M-Net has withdrawn its Oscars-Oscar Pistorius campaign in light of Thursdays shooting, Tropika Island of Treasure is still expected to air on Saturday on SABC1.
Fellow competitor Duan Wanty said Steenkamp had been a loyal friend since they met during filming. Reeva was a beautiful, determined girl who did nothing else than inspire the people she came in contact with, he said. She was an angel. Friend Emma Sadleir agreed, saying Steenkamp would drop everything if a friend needed her. She loved tea and scones, said Sadleir. Any problem could be solved with tea.
COMMENTS (2/15/13): It appears the world may not have to wait until April to find out who the next "Jill Dando" will be. She has been murdered, shot to death like Dando, but in South Africa rather than the UK. Like Dando she was a blonde, a TV presenter and a model. The truth is the Jill Dando precedent was quite new, begun in 1999 and not repeated in early 2006, so we should not be surprised that the second victim on the base 7 timeline would not be a journalist too. Like Mark Twain said, "history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes."
Still, a UK presenter (or singer Kim Wilde as my anonymous source is concerned about) could still be in danger. This event has an overkill potential (in other words there may be more than one victim this year). PREDICTION FULFILLED.
Dana Plato, JFK Jr., Lois Hamilton, George Harrison, and Adrienne Shelly
I would suspect that this year will be something like 1999 which, in addition to the shooting murder of Jill Dando, also saw the overdose death of Dana Plato, the plane crash deaths of John F Kennedy Jr and his wife and sister-in-law, the suicide of actress Lois Hamilton, and the failed knife attack on former Beatle George Harrison (who died of brain cancer two years later). Also, due to an unusual increase in high profile hanging deaths of US actresses and socialites (Adrienne Shelly, Lucy Gordon, and Rebecca Zahau, girlfriend of billionaire Jonah Shacknai), I suspect the November 2006 murder-made-to-look-like-suicide hanging death of actress and director Adrienne Shelly will repeat again this year ... and the victim will be someone extremely famous.
NOTE ABOUT CODE BLUE ALERT SYSTEM (3/11/03, 2/3/12): Some of you may recall a few years back when I used "name blends" -- rhyming sounds and off-rhyme clues fromm part of one name to determine what the next name in the sequence might be (or later in the year). An example was the death of Layne Stahley and how "Layne" led to "Lynne" then "Linda" and the car crash death of Linda Lovelace which followed. I surmised that "Lace" in "Lovelace" might lead to a "Leese" then "Lisa" tragedy. The next day, Lisa Lopes of TLC was killed in a car crash.
Rather than create a whole other section on this page for name blends, I will instead highlight certain names in the lists below in light blue that I feel may be influenced by celebrity deaths that have occurred this year. Once highlighted, the alert remains in effect for the remainder of the year.
April 24, 2013: Any name that is in orange on the predictions list (such as Jonathan Winters who died at his home a week-and-a-half ago) relates to any mishaps or deaths occurring between January 1, 2012 and the completion of this page. Any such event will not be considered a "prediction fulfilled" (since I cannot actually prove the name would have appeared on the list prior to release of this web page). However, if something happens again later in the year to a name listed in orange, it will be counted. Murdered South African model/TV presenter Reeva Steenkamp does not appear on any list on this page, but certain sounds for this year dominate in her name. Also she matches a prediction I made on 2013 (Part One) for another Jill Dando shooting murder occurring this April. Steenkamp was shot dead two months earlier ... in February.
Three people died during the first few months of this year whose names were listed for last year: country singer Mindy McCready; famous Walt Disney Mouseketeer, actress, and singer Annette Funicello; and TV sitcom actress Bonnie Franklin (of 'One Day At A Time' fame). Due to the overlapping influence of 2012 on early 2013, they appear on that page and not on this one.
|Adrienne Shelly (d. 2006, MURDERED BY HANGING)
Aid, Ay, Dree, Ree, Inn, Shell, Ell, Lee, Eeee
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Adrienne Bailon, Adrienne Barbeau, Adrien Brody, Adrienne Maloof, Randy Quaid, Shelley Duvall, Shelley Fabares, Shelley Long, Shelley Malil. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Angela Devi, Angela Tracy (d. 2006, SUICIDE BY
Ann, Jell, Ell, La, Deh, Dee, Vee, Tray, Ray, See, Eeeee
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Angela Bassett, Angela Bofill, Angela Cartwright, Angela Davis, Angela Kinsey, Angela Lansbury, Angela Lindvall, Angela Martini, Angelina Jolie, Angelina Pivarnick, Angie Dickinson, Angie Harmon, Anne Archer, Ann Blyth, Anne Hathaway, Anne Heche, Ann-Margret, Anne Meara, Anne Murray, Anna Bielska, Anna Faris, Anna Friel, Anna Kournikova, Anna Lynn Mccord, Anna Mouglalis, Anna Murray, Anna Paquin, Anna Poppelwell, Annie Lennox, Annie Potts, Barbara Anne Klein, Brandy, Lesley-Anne Down, Lesley Ann Warren, Diahann Carroll, Diane Ladd, Diane Lane, Diane Keaton, Diane Sawyer, Diane McBain, Mary Ann Mobley, Sue Ane Langdon, Chandra West, Ivana Trump, Joanna Cassidy, Joanna Pettet, Joanne Worley, LeAnn Rimes, Marianne Faithful, Rosanna Arquette, Sandy Duncan, Sandahl Bergman, Suzanne Pleshette, Susannah York, Suzanne Somers, Suzanne Vega, Vanna White, Demi Lovato, Tracy Chapman, Tracy Ullman. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy
14 May 2013 Last updated at 01:51 ET
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. The 37-year-old mother of six has explained her reasons for having the surgery in the New York Times. She said her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. "I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could," she wrote. She said the process began in February and was completed by the end of April.
In an article entitled My Medical Choice, Ms Jolie explained that her mother fought cancer for nearly a decade and died at the age of 56.
She said she had sought to reassure her children that the same illness would not take her away from them, "but the truth is I carry a 'faulty' gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer".
She said that once she "knew that this was my reality", she had taken the decision to undergo the nine weeks of complex surgery required for a double mastectomy. Her chances of developing breast cancer have now dropped from 87% to under 5%, she said.
She praised her partner, Brad Pitt, for his love and support throughout the procedure, and said she was reassured that her children had found nothing in the results "that makes them uncomfortable".
"I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity," she said. "For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options," Ms Jolie went on to say. "I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices."
The award-winning actress and director is also a long-time supporter of humanitarian causes. She is currently a UN special envoy.
During the period she was undergoing the double mastectomy procedure, Ms Jolie visited the Democratic Republic of Congo with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague - and attended the G8 summit of foreign ministers in London - to raise awareness over sexual violence in conflict. She also helped launch a charity to fund girls' education set up by the Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban last October.
Ms Jolie has three biological children and three adopted children with Brad Pitt.
COMMENTS (5/28/13): Angelina Jolie is named in the prediction list above. Given the "name sound" influences from Pier Angeli and Angela Devi at work this year, it would seem that this decision was a wise proactive move on Ms Jolie's part.
Angie Everhart's Cancer Diagnosis: Actress Undergoing Surgery For Thyroid Cancer
Posted: 05/13/2013 1:42 pm EDT | Updated: 05/13/2013 5:55 pm EDT
Angie Everhart has confirmed that she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
In a statement to "Extra," Everhart's rep says, Word has been trickling out about supermodel/actress Angie Everharts health. She wants to set the record straight by letting everyone know that it is true that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, however, the prognosis is very good."
The 43-year-old actress and model will undergo surgery on Tuesday (May 14) and "expects to be back to work and to mommy duties in a few weeks."
"The most important reason she is revealing this information is to encourage people to learn about cancer prevention, its signs and treatment immediately," her rep continues, adding that Everhart "wants to thank everyone who has heard about it and expressed their support."
Everhart struck fame as a redheaded teen, covering fashion magazines like Elle and Glamour before gracing the pages of several issues of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. She has also appeared in countless films, including "Last Action Hero," "Payback" and "Take Me Home Tonight."
Get well soon, Angie.
COMMENTS (12/5/13): Odd that the revelation of cancer surgery occurred to two actresses named "Angie" a day apart. Angie Everhart appears here due to name sounds and not because she was listed.
|Jill Dando (d. 1999, MURDERED, SHOT TO DEATH)
Jill, Ill, Dan, Ann, And, Doe, Ohh
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Jill Scott, Jill Stuart, Jill St John, Jill Sobule, Jill Wagner, Gillian Anderson, Bill Clinton, Phil Collins, Billie Piper, Lily Tomlin, Hillary Clinton, Cybill Shepherd, Priscilla Presley, Faith Hill, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Tilly, Meg Tilly, Paris Hilton, Ted Danson, Dan Ackroyd, Dannii Minogue, Danielle Steel, Danny Aiello, Danny Glover, Dyan Cannon, Tony Orlando.
|Dana Plato (d. 1999, SUICIDE BY OVERDOSE)
Day, Ay, Nah, Ah, Play, Lay, Ay, Ate, Toe, Ohh
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Susan Day George, Susan Dey, Barbara Corday, Geena Davis, David Clayton-Thomas, Tuesday Weld, Susan Day George, Susan Dey, Jane Curtain, Jane Fonda, Jayne Meadows, Jane Seymour, Faye Dunaway, Jay Leno, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Pays, Freda Payne, Diana Hayden, Rebecca Gayheart, Beth Tamayo, Sharon Stone, Dee Wallace-Stone, Tony Blair, Tony Curtis, Stone Phillips, Madonna. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|John F. Kennedy Jr. (d. 1999, DIED IN PLANE
John, On, F., Ken, En, Ned, Dee, Eee, Jew, Ooo, Oon,Your
Possible predictions (4/24/13): John Aniston, John Cleese, John Cusack, John Davidson, John Carpenter, John Elway, John Fogerty, John Goodman, John Hurt, John Kassir, John Landis, John Lithgow, John Malkovich, John McEnroe, John Stamos, John Travolta, Elton John, Jonathan Winters, Johnny Crawford, Johnny Depp, Johnny Mathis, Don Johnson, Magic Johnson, George Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy Jr. (and any other member of the famous Kennedy family), Jayne Kennedy, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Mimi Kennedy. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
Comedian Jonathan Winters dies at 87
April 13, 2013 -- Updated 0038 GMT (0838 HKT)
(CNN) -- Jonathan Winters, the wildly inventive actor and comedian who appeared in such films as "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Loved One" and played Robin Williams' son on the TV show "Mork & Mindy," has died. He was 87. Winters died Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California, according to business associate Joe Petro III.
Winters was known for his comic irreverence, switching characters the way other people flick on light switches. His routines were full of non sequiturs and surreal jokes. Williams, in particular, often credited him as a great influence. "First he was my idol, then he was my mentor and amazing friend," tweeted Williams. "I'll miss him huge. He was my Comedy Buddha. Long live the Buddha."
Though he never had a breakout starring role, over the years his appearances on TV shows made him a beloved figure in the entertainment world.
He was a favorite guest on "The Tonight Show" -- particularly in the early '60s when Jack Paar hosted it -- and turned up on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," Dean Martin's celebrity roasts and countless variety shows.
He told the Archive of American Television about the creation of his character Maude Frickert, the sarcastic old lady, who came from a relative he had. "I decided, having seen a lot of older people, that many of them are shelved -- put in retirement homes to rot," he said. "I decided to (be) a hip old lady" -- one who had a wicked sense of humor, the kind of person who was married 12 times and cracked a whip in a ward of cardiac patients. Other characters included Elwood P. Suggins, B.B. Bindlestiff and Lance Loveguard.
He had a regular role on the final season of "Mork & Mindy," putting him together with Williams, who played the space visitor Mork from Ork. Winters played Mearth, Mork's son, who -- having hatched from a giant egg -- was the size of an adult but had the mind of a child. The attempted pairing of Williams and Winters was expected to create comic fireworks, but the show's already falling ratings didn't pick up, and "Mork & Mindy" was canceled in 1982.
Winters showed his range with the occasional dramatic role. In an episode of "The Twilight Zone," he played a shark-like pool player. In the 1994 film "The Shadow" -- with Alec Baldwin as the hero with the ability to cloud men's minds -- he played Baldwin's police chief uncle.
He was also a prolific recording artist, producing more than a dozen comedy records, including 1960's "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters."
Winters was born November 11, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio. He developed his talent for characters and voices from a young age. After serving in World War II, he married his wife, Eileen, in 1948 and hoped to become an artist. That career went nowhere, but his wife encouraged him to enter a talent contest. His win there earned him a position as a disc jockey on a local radio station, making up some of his interviewees. Eventually he left for New York, becoming a nightclub comic and earning spots on "The Tonight Show."
In 1961, Winters suffered a nervous breakdown. He spent eight months in a mental institution and was diagnosed as bipolar. "It was one of the toughest times in my life," he told the Archive of American Television.
But when he got out -- on April Fools' Day, 1962 -- he almost immediately got a call from director Stanley Kramer, offering him a role in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." Kramer was one of the most highly regarded directors in Hollywood, known for "The Defiant Ones" and "Judgment at Nuremberg." He was reluctant about taking the role until his wife pushed him. "You'd better take it, because you'll never work again if you don't take it," he recalled her saying. In the 1963 film, filled with comedy all-stars, Winters stood out as a truck driver who destroys a gas station.
He was, many agreed, one of a kind. "The first time I saw Jonathan Winters perform, I thought I might as well quit the business," tweeted Dick Van Dyke after hearing of Winters' death. "Because, I could never be as brilliant."
His wife, Eileen, died in 2009. He is survived by two children and five grandchildren.
COMMENTS (4/25/13): Jonathan Winters is named in the prediction list above.
|Lois Hamilton (d. 1999, SUICIDE BY PLASTIC BAG
Low, Oh, Is, Ham, Am, Mil, Ill, Ton, Un
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Lois Chiles, Jennifer Lopez, Barry Manilow, Elvis Costello, Janeane Garofalo, Jo Ann Pflug, Joanne Worley, Glenn Yarborough, Linda Hamilton, Harry Hamlin, Mohammad Ali. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Chanel Price (d. 1992, SUICIDE BY OVERDOSE)
Chan, Ann, Nel, El, Pry, Rye, Eye, Ice
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Anne Rice, Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Anthony Perkins (d. 1992, DIED FROM AIDS)
Ann, Thon, Un, Nee, Eee, Per, Er, Kin, Ins
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Anthony Hopkins, Casey Anthony, Randy Quaid, Randy Travis, Lance Bass, Dyan Cannon, Jackie Chan, Susan Sarandon, Jackie Shannon, Carlos Santana, Neil Diamond, Minnie Driver, Bonnie Raitt, Courtney Love, Valerie Perrine, Alice Cooper, Elizabeth Perkins, Alan Arkin, Ellen Barkin, Kate Beckinsale, Macaulay Culkin, Beth Hopkins. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
Randy Travis gets heart implant, still critical
By Alan Duke, CNN July 9, 2013 -- Updated 2048 GMT (0448 HKT)
(CNN) -- Randy Travis's publicist denied media reports that the country singer had heart surgery, but he did say Tuesday that Travis received a device to help blood flow.
Travis, 54, was admitted to an unidentified Texas hospital on Sunday because of complications related to his "recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy," Travis spokesman Kirt Webster said in a written statement.
Travis remained in critical condition Tuesday, Webster said.
The singer "underwent the placement of an Impella peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization prior to transferring hospitals."
The Mayo Clinic's website described the device as "an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart to the rest of your body."
Travis had recently been on the road, performing in Detroit on June 28 and Chicago on June 29. He was set to do a show in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Wednesday.
He appeared well during business meetings on Friday and Saturday, Webster said. "Then on Sunday, it hit him."
Viral cardiomyopathy is a disorder where a virus attacks the muscles of the heart, causing the heart to beat slower, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website. In some cases, the heart can stop, it said.
"Viral cardiomyopathy can be caused by 30-plus different viruses, but it's almost impossible to pinpoint which virus it is," said Dr. Ramin Oskoui, a cardiologist and internal medicine specialist in Washington. "Hospitals use viral cardiomyopathy as a 'catch all' diagnosis."
Travis had a tough year in 2012 with arrests for assault and public intoxication, which earned him probation.
"To say that Mr. Travis' alcohol use exacerbated his problems would be pure speculation, but if someone told me alcohol played a role in his cardiac problems, I wouldn't be surprised," Oskoui said.
Travis was at the forefront of the "New Traditionalist" movement in the 1980s and 1990s, but he faded as the '90s wore on. He made a comeback after turning to gospel music in 1999. His song "Three Wooden Crosses" won song of the year in 2003 from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
As one of country music's top-selling artists, Travis has won seven Grammys, 10 Academy of Country Music awards and 10 American Music Award statuettes.
His best-known songs also include "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Diggin' Up Bones" and "Deeper Than the Holler."
COMMENTS (8/8/13): Randy Travis is named in the prediction list above.
|Rock Hudson (d. 1985, DIED FROM AIDS)
Rock, Ock, Hud, Ud, Son
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Ernie Hudson, Kate Hudson, Dean Stockwell, Sondra Locke, Oakley Stevenson, Kadeem Hardison, Laurie Anderson, Loni Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Linda Harrison, Mel Gibson, Kate Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Janet Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Elle Macpherson, Florence Henderson, Jackie Mason, Lisa Nicole Carson, Tim Matheson, Jack Nicholson, Emma Thompson. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Ricky Nelson (d. 1985, DIED IN PLANE CRASH)
Rick, Ick, Icky, Kee, Nel, El, Son
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Erika Remberg, Mick Jagger, Nick Nolte, Nick Cassavettes, Nicole Richie, Jack Nicklaus, Vickie Lawrence, Katie Couric, Jason Gedrick, Eddie Kendricks, Stevie Nicks, Grace Slick, Willie Nelson, Craig T. Nelson, Nelson Mandela, Kate Nelligan, Valerie Bertinelli, Liza Minnelli. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
Nicole Kidman knocked to the ground by cyclist: Ambulance called to scene after New York fashion show
|By Iona Kirby
Daily Mail Online
PUBLISHED: 16:12 EST, 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 EST, 13 September 2013
Nicole Kidman has been knocked over by a cyclist and according to reports, is planning on pressing charges.
The actress was returning to her hotel after attending the Calvin Klein show on Thursday as part of New York Fashion Week.
Nicole fell to the ground when she was hit by a photographer named Carl Wu, who was apparently racing to try and take a picture for her.
According to TMZ Nicole is furious and wants to press charges against the paparazzo.
Police and an ambulance were called and Nicole was treated for minor injuries.
The star was seen hobbling into her hotel with one shoe on as she escaped from the scene after the nasty spill.
She was helped up by assistants and was seen rubbing her right leg which bore the brunt of her weight when she hit the ground.
A security guard was seen wrestling the bicycle of Wu as he lay sprawled on the floor outside the Carlyle hotel.
It is illegal to ride bicycles on the sidewalk in New York City and it is likely that Wu was slapped with a ticket.
Before the accident Nicole had been having a pleasant day viewing one of her favourite designer's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
While at the Calvin Klein show Nicole showed off a new bob haircut and her youthful complexion was clear as she wore minimal make-up aside from pink lipgloss.
The actress was also highlighting her teeny tiny waist in a dress which was nipped in with a thin gold belt.
The frock was dove grey, fell to Nicoles knees and hugged her slender figure in all the right places.
Nicole teamed it with three tone shows in white, brown and black hues, along with a gold watch and dazzling earrings.
The Stoker star also carried a ponyskin clutch bag and wore large cat-eye sunglasses until she was inside Spring Studios where the show was taking place.
COMMENTS (12/5/13): A scary mishap for a visibly shaken and peeved Nicole Kidman.
|Terry Kath (d. 1978, DIED PLAYING RUSSIAN
Tare, Air, Ree, Kath, Ath
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Teri Garr, Teri Hatcher, Teri Polo, Terence Stamp, Terence Trent D'Arby, Donna Air, Barry Howard, Barry Manilow, Barry Pearl, Barry Williams, Edward Bear, Blair Brown, Natalie Blair, Tony Blair, Carrie Fisher, Carrie-Anne Moss, Drew Carey, Mariah Carey, Carroll Baker, Carol Burnett, Carol Campbell, Carol Kane, Carole King, Carol Lynley, Carol Potter, Cher, Charo, Claire Goose, Gerri DiMaggio, Gerri Jerri, Geri Halliwell, Gerri Idol, Gerri Willis, Prince Harry, Harry Belafonte, Harry Connick Jr., Harry Eden, Harry Lennix, Harry Dean Stanton, Debbie Harry, Jerry Ferrara, Jerry Hall, Jerry Manthey, Jerry Mathers, Jerry O'Connell, Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Stiller, Jerri Lynn, Jerri Marthey, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karen Allen, Karen Black, Karen Mulder, Karen Westwood, Jennifer Karen, Mary Alice, Mary Beth Evans, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Hart, Mary McCormack, Mary Ann Mobley, Mary Quant, Mary Steenburgen, Maryam D'Abo, Marie Osmond, Maria Ford, Maria Schneider, Mariel Hemingway, Marianne Faithful, Marion Ross, Marilyn Manson, Cheryl Tiegs, Sharon Stone, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Gloria Estefan, Tori Amos, Valerie Curtin, Rex Reed, Al Green, Ben Vereen, Sean Connery, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Bates, Kathie Lee Gifford, Kathy Griffin, Kathy Ireland, Kathy Mattea, Kathleen Beller, Kathleen Turner, Katherine Heigl, Katherine LaNasa, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Deneuve, Catherine McCormack, Catherine Mary Stewart, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cathy Barry. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
'Five Easy Pieces' Actress Karen Black Dies at 74
2:42 PM PDT 8/8/2013 by Mike Barnes, Duane Byrge
Karen Black, who stirred movie audiences in the late 1960s and 70s with her ripe performances in a series of cutting-edge, independent movies like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and Nashville, died Thursday, her husband announced on his Facebook page. She was 74.
Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010 and had one-third of her pancreas removed. She had two more operations this year to minimize the cancer, and her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, said in March that she was mostly bed-bound and down to 96 pounds from 156. The couple turned to a crowd-funding website and raised tens of thousands of dollars to pay for an experimental treatment in Europe.
Blacks association with some of the eras most original projects began with Easy Rider (1969), where she played a New Orleans prostitute who romps with bikers Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda and new friend Jack Nicholson near the end of their cross-country trek.
She then earned an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for her portrayal of a kind-hearted, small-town waitress in Five Easy Pieces (1970), a part that Nicholson recommended her for. Black also won a Golden Globe and a New York Film Critics award for her rich portrayal of dimwitted waitress Rayette Dipesto.
You know, Rayette is not very smart, I dont think you can play her, Black, in 2011, recalled director Bob Rafelson telling her. I said, Lets make a deal. When you say action, Ill stop thinking.
Multi-talented and with an earthy sensuality that embodied the Make Love, Not War ethos of the era, Black was a natural for offbeat productions. She was part of the eclectic ensemble cast in Nashville (1975), Robert Altmans inspired, Americana roundelay, and she composed and performed two songs for the film, Memphis and Rolling Stone. She was nominated for a Grammy.
meeting with Altman about another film. He said,
Im doing a picture in the fall where everybody has to
write their own country western music. And he said to come
back and sing, she remembered. And I said,
Ill sing now. And he said he could have a
pianist or guitarist come tomorrow. And I said, No,
Ill sing it now. I got up in front of the fireplace
and sang. Well Id like to go to Memphis
but I dont know the way. And Id love to tell you how I feel but I dont know what to say. And he said, You got the part. Welcome aboard.
In a career that spanned more than five decades, Black performed in a wide spectrum of movies, from seminal independent films to hackneyed horror fare.
During the peak of her popularity in the 1970s, Blacks roles capitalized on her voluptuous looks and adventurous persona. She won a Globe for best supporting actress for The Great Gatsby (1974) for her portrayal of an adulteress. In a similar use of her talents, Black played a promiscuous woman in the movie adaptation of Philip Roths sensational bestseller Portnoys Complaint.
Blacks career peaked in the mid-70s when she played in an array of movies: She co-starred in Airport 1975 as a stewardess forced to fly the plane, then played in the popcorn actioner Capricorn One (1977).
More auspiciously, she performed in The Day of the Locust (1975), based on Nathanael Wests scabrous treatment of Hollywood. A year later, she played a black-hatted, blond-wigged kidnapper in Alfred Hitchcock's last film, Family Plot (1976).
In 1975, she starred as several characters in sections of Trilogy of Terror, an ABC movie of the week that was originally designed as a horror anthology series. The success of that triggered a rash of performances in such generic horror films as Burnt Offerings (1976) with Bette Davis, Killer Fish (1979), Its Alive III (1987), Night Angel (1990), Children of the Night (1991), Dead Girls Dont Tango (1992), Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Some Guy Who Kills People (2011) and Dark Blood (2012).
Scary movies Ive done -- there have been about 14 out of 175. They are not dominant in any way, shape or form, she told the Chicago Tribune in 2008. I can tell you what happened, but it was sort of like a mistake. Its like I went on a bad path and couldnt find my way back.
On TV, she guest-starred on numerous series, including The Big Valley, Mannix, Adam-12, Murder, She Wrote, Family Guy and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Black also wrote screenplays: She received credits on Men (1997) and Charades (1998), and she ventured into playwriting, penning Missouri Waltz, which was performed in 2007 at the Blank Theatre in Los Angeles.
Born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Ill., on July 1, 1939, she dropped out of high school to marry but soon divorced. At 15, she enrolled at Northwestern University, where she studied drama for two years. She acted in summer stock and local productions, including a low-budget Chicago-based film, The Prime Time (1959).
She left school and moved to New York, where she toiled in a number of odd jobs while pursuing acting. In 1962, she was selected for a role in The Tempest as part of Joseph Papps New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. Also for Papp, she played Olivia in Twelfth Night at the Hechter Theatre.
She won notice for her singing when she speared in an off-Broadway musical, Were Civilized? which spoofed Hollywood jungle movies.
Karen Black in 'Burnt Offerings'She made her Broadway debut in 1961s Take Her, Shes Mine, which starred Art Carney and Elizabeth Ashley, then appeared in The Playroom, playing a 15-year-old who instigates a kidnapping.
In the mid-60s, Black moved to Los Angeles and had a role in Youre a Big Boy Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Her first TV dramatic performance was in 1967 in a segment of Run for Your Life, starring Ben Gazzara.
In Southern California, she also did theater, appearing with Jane Wyatt in The Decent Thing at the Pasadena Playhouse and in Tennessee Williams Camino Real at the Mark Taper Forum.
During the period, Black performed in the thriller film Hard Contract (1969) and in three movies in 1971: A Gunfight, Drive, He Said and Born to Win.
In 1973, she performed in The Outfit and The Pyx, where she played a hooker involved with devil worshipers. She also wrote the theme song and supporting songs for the film.
During the period, she also ventured back to Broadway to play in Keep It in the Family.
In more offbeat projects, she played in Eugene Ionescos farcical Rhinoceros and in Ivan Passers Law and Disorder, both from 1974.
Black had four husbands, including fellow Trilogy of Terror actor Robert Burton and writer L.M. (Kit) Carson, with whom she had a son, Hunter.
COMMENTS (8/8/13): Karen Black is named in the prediction list above.
|Keith Moon (d. 1978, DIED FROM ACCIDENTAL
Kee, Eee, Eeth, Moo, ooo, Moon, Une
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Keith Emerson, Yasmine Bleeth, Moon Zappa, Hank Moody, Pat Boone, Carla Bruni, Reese Witherspoon, Jerry Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruno Campos, Lou Gossett, Lou Myers, Lou Perryman, Lou Reed, Lou Vanaria, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lulu, Jewel, Geri Jewell, Nancy Loomis, Tina Louise, June Lockhart, Juice Newton, Susan Lucci, Sue Ane Langdon, Sue Lyon, Susan Sarandon, Susan St James, Pamela Sue Martin, Olivia Newton-John, Elizabeth Shue, Louise Fletcher, Louise Griffiths, Louise Lasser, Louise Pitre, Lucy Lawless. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
Rock legend Lou Reed dies at 71
By Steve Almasy
and Matt Smith, CNN
October 28, 2013 -- Updated 0049 GMT (0849 HKT)
(CNN) -- Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71.
The publicist, Peter Noble, confirmed Reed's death but released no details. Reed had undergone a liver transplant in May, his wife, the musician/performance artist Laurie Anderson, disclosed over the summer.
Reed was a rock pioneer who went from record label songwriter to a member of the short-lived but innovative and influential Velvet Underground. The band and Reed's solo work tackled taboo topics like drug addiction, paranoia and sexual deviancy in songs that were largely spare, muscular and often saturated in feedback. "Lou Reed's influence is one that there are really only a tiny handful of other figures who you can compare to him," said Simon Vozick-Levinson, a senior editor at Rolling Stone.
"He spoke incredibly frankly about the realities of being an artist, being a person who lived life on one's own terms. He didn't prettify things. He didn't sugarcoat things. He showed life as it really is and that's something that made him a true original, and one of our great all-time artists," he said.
Reed, violist/keyboard player John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker played their first show as the Velvet Underground in 1965 and soon drew the attention of pop artist Andy Warhol, who became their manager. Rock mythology has it that even though the group sold few albums, everyone who bought one started a band. "We had fans who made us realize it was worth it," Tucker told CNN. "But when we were together, actively, we didn't have a big splash like the Doors or whatever."
Nevertheless, Rolling Stone ranks the group's debut album, "The Velvet Underground and Nico," as the 13th greatest of all time. Tunes like "Sweet Jane," from the group's 1970 album "Loaded," have become rock standards. Performers from David Bowie to R.E.M. and U2 have cited them as inspiration, and the Velvet Underground was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
"The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet. I've lost my 'school-yard buddy,' " Cale wrote on Twitter. Tucker called Reed "generous, encouraging and thoughtful." Working with him "sometimes could be trying" to some people, but "never to me." "I guess we learned from each other. We all learned from each other," she said.
In 1970, Reed left the Velvets for a long solo career. He had his only Top 40 hit with "Walk on the Wild Side," from the Bowie-produced 1972 album "Transformer," and Rolling Stone put both that album and 1973's "Berlin" on its top 500 list. Reed "was one of the first artists to experiment with guitar feedback on record and to show that sort of ugly noise can actually be quite beautiful and moving. He also, lyrically, wrote about all kinds of topics that were taboo before he started exploring them," said Vozick-Levinson. He also gave a voice to gay and transgender people in a way that had never been done before by a popular artist, which made his work incredibly important to many people, Vozick-Levinson said.
In 1982, Reed told The New York Times that his goal wasn't just to make music, but create literature. "People say rock 'n' roll is constricting, but you can do anything you want, any way you want,'' he said. "And my goal has been to make an album that would speak to people the way Shakespeare speaks to me, the way Joyce speaks to me. Something with that kind of power; something with bite to it." And Tucker said Reed "influenced probably millions of people into maybe reading more, into playing music." "When I have been on tour, there have been kids from 15 years old to 60 years old commenting on how they were influenced by Lou and the Velvets," she said. The rock band the Pixies wrote on their Twitter page, "R.I.P. LOU REED....A LEGEND." Iggy Pop wrote simply: "Devastating news."
Reed won a Grammy award in 1998 for best long-form music video, for a documentary on his career up to that point. Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy, called him "an exceptionally gifted singer, songwriter, and musician who has had a profound impact on rock music and our culture," "We have lost a true visionary and creative leader, and his groundbreaking work will forever hold its rightful place in music history," Portnow said.
COMMENTS (12/5/13): RIP. Lou Reed is named in the prediction list above.
Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant
Musician, 71, underwent life-saving surgery last month in Cleveland, says wife Laurie Anderson
The Guardian, Friday 31 May 2013
Lou Reed, the US songwriter, poet and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, had a liver transplant last month, according to his wife, the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.
"It's as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don't get it for fun," said Anderson, who added that her husband was now on the road to recovery following the life-saving surgery.
Reed, 71, cancelled a number of concerts in April and had surgery in Cleveland rather than in his native New York due to what Anderson described as the "dysfunctional" hospitals in his home town. She said in an interview with the Times: "I don't think he'll ever totally recover from this, but he'll certainly be back to doing [things] in a few months. He's already working and doing t'ai chi. I'm very happy. It's a new life for him."
The couple, above, have been together for more than 20 years but got married in 2008 following a spur-of-the-moment decision while talking on the phone.
Anderson, whose 1981 single, O Superman, reached number two in the British charts, spoke of her awe for the operation which saved Reed's life. "You send out two planes one for the donor, one for the recipient at the same time. You bring the donor in live, you take him off life support. It's a technological feat. I was completely awestruck. I find certain things about technology truly, deeply inspiring."
Reed surprised fans in New York in March when he appeared at a playback of his seminal album Transformer.
Best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, Reed has also had a successful solo career spanning a number of decades, producing hits such as Walk on the Wild Side in 1972. Recent collaborations have included a 2011 album with the rock group Metallica.
Anderson is due to perform at the Barbican in London this month with the string ensemble, Kronos Quartet.
COMMENTS (8/8/13): Lou Reed is named in the prediction list above.
|Cory Monteith's Final Coroner's Report Reveals Actor Shot Heroin Night He Died|
|Posted: 10/02/2013 5:22 pm EDT
| Updated: 10/03/2013 8:36 am EDT
The Huffington Post
A final coroner's report investigating Cory Monteith's death has been obtained by TMZ, and it reportedly details the late actor's last night.
Monteith, who tragically died on July 13 at age 31, reportedly shot heroin and downed champagne in his Vancouvar hotel room on the night of his death, per TMZ.
First responders to the scene discovered a "spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle" as well as two empty champagne bottles and glasses.
Similar information was released three days after Monteith's passing, when the British Columbia Coroner's Service revealed that the "Glee" star had died of a mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol. The final report seems to confirm just that, with more detail. It might, however, contradict previous reports that Monteith spent his last night with three friends who were "positive influences" in his life.
Monteith's acting coach and friend, Andrew McIlroy, said in August that the three "weren't strangers, they weren't bad guys. They were longtime sober friends. Cory knew them maybe 10 years ... They were not using with him [that night]. There was no double life up here."
Cory Monteith's "Glee" tribute episode is set to air Oct. 10 on FOX.
Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada
By Steve Almasy, CNN
July 15, 2013 -- Updated 1218 GMT (2018 HKT)
(CNN) -- Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, police said. He was 31.
Police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play. Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday.
Monteith's body was discovered by staff members at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel after he missed his checkout time, acting Chief Constable Doug LePard told reporters.
Monteith apparently had several people over to his room at one point Friday night, but LePard said Monteith, who had checked in July 6, was seen on hotel surveillance video returning to his room in the early morning hours by himself ...
Offscreen, Monteith was dating co-star Lea Michele. He was madly in love with her, Shankman said. "He felt like it had renewed his spirit." Reps for the actress asked Sunday "that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time." ...
Monteith spent time in rehab this year, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in late March ...
COMMENTS (10/27/13: I was intitally reluctant to come to the conclusion that the death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith was the 2013 version of Jim Morrison. At age 27, Morrison was a living rock legend when he was found dead in the bathtub of a Paris hotel on July 3, 1971. The other deaths on the timeline, as can be seen, were due to injuries sustained in car and plane crash accidents. Only Morrison died from what might have been a drugs overdose. However, Monteith was likewise found dead in a hotel and it is now certain that he died from a combination heroin and alcohol overdose.
My hestitation to compare him with Jim Morrison may be obvious to some: can we really compare Cory Monteith to the likes (found in my prediction on 2013 Part Two) of Jim Morrison, JFK Jr., Ricky Nelson, Leslie Howard, and even film starlet Judy Tyler? Well, we might say he was as famous as Judy Tyler, but died like Jim Morrison. Of course, as I discuss in the case of "Bachelor" star Gia Allemand, the way in which fame is currently measured has taken a serious nosedive. So it is possible that Monteith was the latest victim of this largely male line of death (Judy Tyler being the only female exception).
So, unless a major male (or female) star or figure dies in car crash or plane crash in late December (like Rick Nelson), it appears this is now a PREDICTION FULFILLED.
NOTE (12/5/13): A major male star, actor Paul Walker, did die on November 30 in a horrible car crash. Reports now say he burned to death. Oddly enough, no prominent name sounds on this page link up with his name.
Witherspoon pays $213 fine as video of arrest goes public
May 3, 2013 -- Updated 1949 GMT (0349 HKT)
Atlanta (CNN) -- Reese Witherspoon's legal trouble over a spat with a Georgia state trooper has been settled with a fine, though a newly released video of the arrest -- with lines such as "you better not arrest me; are you kidding me?" -- is giving it fresh attention.
The Oscar-winning actress, accused of interfering with the drunken driving arrest of her husband last month in Atlanta, pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of physical obstruction of another and has paid a $213 fine, according to Municipal Court of Atlanta Administrator Christopher Patterson. Her husband, James Toth, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of driving under the influence and has been placed on 12 months of probation, Patterson said.
Their pleas were entered in the Atlanta court by the couple's attorneys. Terms of Toth's probation weren't immediately available. Patterson said the pleas resolve both cases.
The pleas came on the day that TMZ.com posted part of a video from a police dashboard camera showing Witherspoon arguing with the trooper who was arresting the couple. CNN later obtained the video from the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Witherspoon -- who was in Atlanta working on a movie called "The Good Lie" -- and Toth were arrested on April 19 when a Georgia state trooper stopped Toth after seeing him weave in and out of a lane as he drove, police said.
The video shows the trooper, while testing Toth for DUI for more than 10 minutes, asking Witherspoon several times to stay in the car. Early in the process, she said: "I'm pregnant and I need to use the (restroom)." "I need you to get back in the car, and there ain't no way to use it out here," the trooper responds. "If I tell you again, I'm going to arrest you."
Later, the video shows that the trooper, while giving Toth a breath test, breaks away to address Witherspoon again: "Ma'am, sit on your butt and be quiet." It's unclear on the video what was said next, though the trooper wrote in a police report that Witherspoon at one point began to "hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer."
Then, as the trooper begins to arrest Toth, the video shows, Witherspoon approaches them. "Ma'am, what did I just tell you to do?" the trooper asks in the video. "I am a U.S. citizen. I am allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question I want to ask," Witherspoon says.
The trooper then handcuffs her as Toth tries to calm her. "You better not arrest me. Are you kidding me?" Witherspoon says. "I'm an American citizen. This is beyond. ... You're harassing me as an American citizen. I have done nothing against the law. ... I have to obey your orders? No sir, I do not." Witherspoon continues, "Do you know my name, sir? ... You're about to find out who I am."
A breath test on Toth registered 0.139, above the legal limit of 0.08 for a driving under the influence charge, the report said.
After canceling TV appearances following her arrest, the 37-year-old actress told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday that she was sorry and that she was "so disrespectful" to the officer. "We went out to dinner in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine, and we thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not," she said. "It's completely unacceptable, and we are so sorry and embarrassed. We know better, and we shouldn't have done that."
Witherspoon said that despite what she told the trooper, she's not pregnant. "I said crazy things. ... I had no idea what I was talking about," she told "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopolous. "When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. I learned that for sure," she told Stephanopolous, laughing. "I think I've played a lawyer in a movie so many times I think I am a lawyer, and clearly I'm not a lawyer, because I got arrested. So yeah, I learned a lot."
Witherspoon won the best actress Oscar for the 2005 movie "Walk the Line."
COMMENTS (5/28/13): Reese Witherspoon is named in the prediction list above.
|Gig Young (d. 1978, SUICIDE BY GUNSHOT TO HEAD
AFTER SHOOTING HIS WIFE DEAD)
Gig, Ig, Yung, Yun, Ung
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Iggy Pop, Diana Rigg, Twiggy Lawson, Jason Biggs, Patricia Wettig, Lou Ferrigno, Neil Young, Leigh Taylor-Young. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Bob Crane (d. 1978, MURDERED, BLUDGEONED TO
Bob, Ob, Cray, Ray, Rane, Ay, Ayne
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Bobby Vee, Bobbie Gentry, Robert De Niro, Robert Vaughn, Robin Williams, Roberta Flack, Emily Robinson, Shauna Robinson, Linda Gray, Ray Manzarek, Ray Parker, Jr., Beyonce. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
The Doors' Ray Manzarek dies at 74
May 21, 2013 -- Updated 1150 GMT (1950 HKT)
(CNN) -- The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74. The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer.
The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek happened to meet Jim Morrison on California's Venice Beach. The legendary rock group went on to sell 100 million albums worldwide, establishing five multiplatinum discs in the U.S.
Morrison died in 1971, but Manzarek carried on The Doors' legacy, continuing to work as a musician and an author.
"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," said Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
The band famously defied Ed Sullivan's request that they not sing the lyric "higher" when they performed "Light My Fire" on his show in 1969. A show producer approached them in the dressing room shortly before they were to perform, Manzarek recalled in an interview with CNN in 2002.
Manzarek remembers the band publicly agreeing like choirboys.
" 'Yes, sir,' we told him," he recalls. "'Whatever you say, sir. We'll change.' (The producer) looked at Jim and said, 'You're the poet. Think of something else -- 'wire,' 'flyer.' "
Then the Doors went out and did the song exactly as they always did. Sullivan was so furious he didn't even shake their hands.
Manzarek went on to produce the Los Angeles punk band X. Bassist John Doe said the band learned a lot from him.
"To have someone like Ray -- like rock 'n' roll royalty -- embrace what we do, it was great for our confidence," Doe told CNN in a 2004 interview. "In the studio, he knew what to try to do. He went for performance. He was smart enough to realize that the band had the arrangements all worked out."
Manzarek is survived by his brothers Rick and James, his wife Dorothy, his son Pablo, and three grandchildren.
COMMENTS (8/8/13): Ray Manzarek is named in the prediction list above.
|Jim Morrison (d. 1971, ACCIDENTAL DRUG OVERDOSE?
ALCOHOL POISONING? HEART ATTACK? NO ONE KNOWS)
Jim, More, Or, Ris, Son
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Jim Belushi, Jim Moret, Jim Nabors, Jimmy Olsen, Jimmy Page, Van Morrison, Alanis Morissette, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Michael Moore, Diana Morgan, Linda Morand, Rick Moranis, Rita Moreno, Rebecca DeMornay, Drew Barrymore, Morgan Freeman, Morgan Fairchild, Tori Amos, Boy George, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Elizabeth Short, Oliver North, Christopher Norris, Chuck Norris, Ed Norton, Traci Lords, Ernest Borgnine, Natalie Dormer, Natalie Portman, Mira Sorvino, Paul Sorvino, Pia Zadora, Eva Longoria, Cindy Crawford, Michael Crawford, Joan Osborne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Super Dave Osborn, James Taylor, George W. Bush, George Bush Sr., George Chakiris, George Lucas, George Maharis, George Takei, Doris Day, Gloria Estefan, Lori Singer, Norman Lear, Cloris Leachman, Lorna Luft, Loretta Swit. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Pier Angeli (d. 1971, SUICIDE BY OVERDOSE)
Peer, Ear, Ann, Ang, Gel, Lee, Angel
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Britney Spears, Lauren Holly, Season Hubley, Carol Lynley, Sheryl Lee, Alvin Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Majors, Lee Trevino, Holly Hunter, Kylie Minogue, Lily Tomlin, Natalie Maine, Sally Struthers, Talia Shire, Liza Minnelli, Valerie Bertinelli, Lisa Kudrow, Charlize Theron. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Sam Cooke (d. 1964, MURDERED, SHOT TO DEATH)
Sam, Am, Cook, Ook
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson, Adam West, Cameron Diaz, Graham Nash, Maryam D'Abo, Pamela Sue Martin, Tammy Parks, Terence Stamp, Joey Lauren Adams, Laci Adams, James Cameron, Christa Campbell, Neve Campbell, Hank Disselkamp, Christopher Lambert, Russ Tamblyn, Garth Brooks, Brooke Burns. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Humphrey Bogart (d. 1957, DIED FROM THROAT
Hum, Umph, Free, Ree, Bo, Gar, Art
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Tatum O'Neill, Ivana Trump, Alan Cumming, Whitney Cummings, Christopher Plummer, Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Chaz Bono, David Bowie, Adrienne Barbeau, Leon Redbone, Olivia D'Abo, Beau Bridges, Bo Derek, Beverly Garland, James Garner, Garn Stephens, Martin Landau, Martin Sheen, Marlo Thomas, Martha Hyer, Martha Stewart, Julianne Margulies, Penny Marshall, Steve Martin, Barbara Eden, Barbra Streisand, Carmen Electra, Candy Clark, Susan Clark, Mary Hart, Vikki Carr, Claudia Cardinale, Kim Carnes, Richard Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, Carlene Carter, Veronica Cartwright, Andrew McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Dolly Parton. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
|Judy Tyler (d. 1957, DIED IN HORRIFIC CAR CRASH)
Jew, Dee, Tie, Eye, Ler
Possible predictions (4/24/13): Judy Tyler (Playboy centerfold), Judy Carne, Judy Collins, Jude Law, Tuesday Weld, Dido, Dee Dee Sharp, Goldie Hawn, Mindy Sterling, Cindy Williams, Claudine Longet, Kiki Dee, Cicely Tyson, Kevin Kline, Tania Kline, Sue Lyon, Winona Ryder, Steve Miller, Sally Kellerman. Additional predictions: (0/0/13):
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