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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. * Madonna's name was listed along with that of the now late Donna Douglas in 2014. Her near strangulation at the Brit Awards appears on Archives 22 as February 2015 was close enough to 2014 to be considered an overlapping of a few months. Read about it on Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 22. At bottom of page under "Marie McDonald." The background music has been disabled so the videos can be watched.
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).
|Heath Ledger (d. 2008, SUSPECTED FATAL
Hee, Eee, Eeeth, Led, Ed, Jer, Er
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Keith Emerson, Yasmine Bleeth, Lisa Edelstein, Jason Gedrick, Eddie Kendricks, Leon Redbone, Ed Ames, Ed Norton, Eddie Van Halen. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
R&B singer Percy Sledge dies at 73
By Henry Hanks and Todd Leopold, CNN
Updated 5:39 PM ET, Fri May 1, 2015
(CNN)Percy Sledge, the R&B belter whose biggest hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman," became a cornerstone of soul music, died Tuesday. He was 73.
Sledge died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said Stephanie Price of the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. Sledge died of natural causes, said East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Clark. He had been in hospice care for cancer, Clark added.
In a career that started in the 1960s, Sledge had a number of hits, including "Take Time to Know Her," "Warm and Tender Love" and "It Tears Me Up" among them. But his first and biggest hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman," towered over them all.
Over a mournful, slowly rising instrumental track provided by organist Spooner Oldham, drummer Roger Hawkins and guitarist Marlin Greene -- key musicians of what became the Muscle Shoals sound, heard on countless soul records -- Sledge crooned, pleaded and roared his way through the tune. It came directly from the heart: Originally called "Why Did You Leave Me Baby," he'd written it about a former girlfriend, drawing from a tune that he used to sing to himself as a child. "I hummed it all my life, even when I was picking and chopping cotton in the fields," the Alabama-born singer told the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
At the time, Sledge was working as a hospital orderly, picking up gigs at night with a group called the Esquires Combo. In a fit of generosity, he gave the songwriting credit for "Woman" to two of the Esquires, Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright, who had helped him with a few chords.
The song was recorded on February 17, 1966, in Sheffield, Alabama.
Atlantic Records picked it up and wanted to redo the slightly out-of-tune horns, but the original version ended up being released. It hit No. 1 on May 28, 1966. "Southern soul had at last entered the mainstream of pop in the unlikely guise of the ultimate make-out song," music historian Peter Guralnick wrote. Producer Jerry Wexler called it "a holy love hymn."
Sledge never saw a dime of songwriting royalties. He had some regrets about that, he told Blues and Soul magazine -- the song would have helped provide for his children -- but he accepted it. "Worst decision I ever made. But I am not at all bitter. I figure if God wanted me to do what I did, and say what I did to tell those guys they could have the song, then I'll leave it that away," he told the magazine.
"When a Man Loves a Woman" became a standard, covered many times -- Michael Bolton took it to No. 1 in 1991 -- and featured on several movie soundtracks. It was even the title of a 1994 film starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan. Sledge's version also returned to the charts, hitting the UK top 10 in 1987.
Even with his other hits, he said, it all came back to "When a Man Loves a Woman." "The granddaddy to all of my songs. The boss of all of my songs. I have great respect for that song," he told Blues and Soul. "Always will." Sledge was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2005.
His death was followed two weeks later by that of another '60s soul legend, Ben E. King, who had an enduring hit in 1961 with "Stand By Me."
COMMENTS (11/10/15): Somewhere in the vicinity of age 78 or 80 is where the life expectancy is now. It is officially 78 at this time, but may on next census have risen to 80. So the idea of dying before one's time has been extended from 76 to 78 at least. Percy Sledge was 73. He will always be a giant among soul singers, even if only for "When A Man Loves A Woman" .. one of the giant R&B hits that helped define the love ballad in the 1960s.
|Mark Priestley (d. 2008, SUICIDE BY JUMPING)
Mark, Ark, Ar, Pree, Eee, East, Lee, Eee
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Bruno Mars, Jason Priestley, Pat Priest, Reese Witherspoon, Valerie Curtin, Ben Vereen, Candy Clark, Susan Clark, Allison Parks, Tammy Parks, Alan Arkin, Ray Parker, Jr. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Ruslana Korshunova (d. 2008, SUICIDE BY JUMPING)
Roos, Ews, Oooo, Lana, Ana, Core, Or, Orsh, Shoe, Oooo, No, Ova, Ahh
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Leona Ruth Sexton, Drew Barrymore, Drew Carey, Linda Kruse, Anna Kournikova, Diana Agron, Diana Barton, Diana Canova, Diana Hayden, Diana Morgan, Diana Penty, Diana Rigg, Diana Ross, Diana Zubiri, Ivana Trump, Joanna Cassidy, Joanna Pettet, Rosanna Arquette, Susannah York, Joe Montana, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Eva Longoria, Traci Lords, Gloria Loring, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Michael Moore, Jim Moret, Rita Moreno, Alanis Morissette, Van Morrison, Rebecca DeMornay, Oliver North, Chuck Norris, Joan Osborne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Super Dave Osborn, Tony Orlando, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Short, Mira Sorvino, Paul Sorvino, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joanne Worley, Glenn Yarborough, Gloria Estefan. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Courtney Love attacked by anti-Uber protesters in Paris -- Singer and former wife of Kurt Cobain claims she would be "safer in Baghdad" after her car is attacked by angry cabbies in Paris
By Henry Samuel,
12:25PM BST 25 Jun 2015 February
American singer Courtney Love Cobain has been attacked by violent anti-Uber taxi protesters in Paris. French taxi drivers staged strike protests against the app-based UberPOP service, blocking the entrances to airports in Paris and several cities and attacking rival drivers and their cars.
Love told fellow singer Kanye West in a tweet that she was caught in the clashes, saying her Uber vehicle and driver had been targeted by furious cabbies with metal bars, and likening Paris to Baghdad.
Courtney Love Cobain
Dude @kanyewest we may turn back to the airport and hide out with u.picketers just attacked our car #ParisUberStrike
Courtney Love Cobain
they've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad
The singer issued a second expletive-filled tweet asking President François Hollande "where are the ******* police?" and to get his "ass to the airport".
She appeared later to have had a lucky escape, tweeting that she had paid "some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out" as protesters throw rocks in pursuit.
Courtney Love Cobain
paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing
Courtney Love Cobain
how on earth are these people allowed to do this? the first car was destroyed, all tires slashed https://instagram.com/p/4WhTRrtVGz/
how on earth are these people allowed to do this? the first car was destroyed, all tires slashed and beat with bats, these guys trying to open the doors and the cops are doing nothing?? French Taliban? civil reform needed in France?? I want to go home
With the situation degenerating at flashpoints across the French capital, Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, issued a placatory decree at lunchtime ordering police to ban the use of Uber in Paris.
The chaos began when furious French cabbies blocked the entrance to Paris two main airports of Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly, meaning many passengers had to walk along the motorway to reach their terminals.
Courtney Love Cobain
François Hollande where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???
The roads around Gare du Nord, the terminus for the London to Paris Eurostar service were also blocked, with Uber cars attacked. Public transport was reaching saturation point.
Parts of the citys péripherique ring road were briefly shut down after taxi drivers erected roadblocks, burning tyres and overturning cars suspected of belonging to untrained drivers using the UberPOP smart phone application, which they say is unfair competition. Riot police fired tear gas canisters at cabbies at Paris western Porte Maillot to prevent them converging at the Place de lEtoile around the Arc de Triomphe.
Cabbies attacked the van of Julien Cinquin, a motorist at Porte Maillot, slashing his tyres and the rear window and throwing a banger in the back seat. This is my work tool, its going to cost me a fortune and I dont know what to do, he told TV channel TF1. Malia, 50, an authorised taxi driver, said: Up until recently, cabbies never protested. But these people have families to feed and debts to pay. Theyre at the end of their tether. At Roissy airport, Roissy, Jose Diogues, another taxi driver, said: We can see the UberPOP drivers a mile off. We want to finish them off. Its banned and they keep on p---ing us off.
UberPOP, the American companys lowest-cost service, was banned in France on January 1, but its drivers continue to ply French roads and Uber is actively recruiting. This is a source of intense annoyance to taxi drivers who pay up to 250,000 for their permits and complain that Uber unfairly undercuts them. In recent weeks nearly 100 Uber drivers have been attacked, sometimes while carrying customers. In one case, a taxi passenger was left with a broken face and black eye after he praised Uber.
Other customers complain that classic taxi drivers are often rude, rarely available, and resistant to changes such as credit cards and geolocation. Serge Metz, CEO of the G7 taxi service, acknowledged that quality of service could be improved, but insisted that unfair competition was making drivers' lives impossible. "This is the first time we've had a multinational so cynical that, in every country where it operates, (it) flouts the laws in place and lobbies with an army of lawyers and lobbyists to change the laws to suit its activity," Mr Metz said.
The government says nearly 500 legal cases have been filed across France involving complaints about UberPop. "The economy is not the law of the jungle," Claude Bartolone, head of France's National Assembly, told BFM television.
Overall, some 2,800 taxis were on strike around France, with cities including Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse all affected.
COMMENTS (7/28/15): Very strong "Core" sound for Courtney from Korshunova. "Eeeee" is a major name sound this year. "Love" owes something to "Nov." Dead husband Kurt Cobain's name is an influence this year (as can be seen further down the page) and is part of Courtney's name: Courtney Love Cobain.
|A terrible word used by Nostradamus "elevated" is ... but in a much different context pertaining to a vastly different future event. In particular to one who is a "supreme blonde." No celebrity, male or female, is safe in this world. As the report says, the car singer and actress Courtney Love Cobain was traveling in was attacked by protesters during violent Uber demonstrations in Paris, Lyon, and Marseilles. She tweeted: "They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad . . . François Hollande where are the f*****g police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors?"|
She later escaped a rock hurling lynch mob with the aid of motorcyclists. That very same day a man was beheaded at a gas factory in Lyon ... by a suspected ISIS terrorist. At first it was linked to the riots by the news; then to terrorism. Wherever there is discord and rioting, violence, looting, mayhem and arson, there is also ISIS fanning the flames. It could just as easily have been Courtney's head.
'It's My Party' singer Lesley Gore dead
Updated 1221 GMT (2021 HKT) February 17, 2015
(CNN) Lesley Gore, whose No. 1 hit "It's My Party" kicked off a successful singing career while she was still in high school, has died. She was 68.
Her death was confirmed by family friend Blake Morgan, who produced her 2005 album, "Ever Since."
"We loved her and we are very sad. She was an incredibly powerful, incredibly beautiful talent," he said.
According to People magazine, the cause of death was cancer.
Gore, born Lesley Sue Goldstein, had just turned 17 when "It's My Party," produced by Quincy Jones, topped the charts in June 1963. The song, about a girl whose party is ruined when she catches her boyfriend, Johnny, with a rival, became a pop classic, its catchy chorus often imitated.
She was an overnight success, with fans suddenly converging on her family's house in Tenafly, New Jersey. "When the disc jockey ... would say, 'That was Lesley Gore, the sweetie pie from Tenafly,' well, people just came to Tenafly. You know, I'd wake up and there were people camped out on the grass," she said in an interview, according to Biography.com.
The follow-ups, "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "She's a Fool," were in a similar teen-love vein, but Gore's next hit, "You Don't Own Me," was something else entirely.
"You Don't Own Me," also produced by Jones, was a dramatic assertion of independence and pride. Released in late 1963, it peaked at No. 2, kept out of the top spot by the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Over the years the song, written by John Madara and Dave White, became a feminist anthem, recorded by such artists as Dusty Springfield and Joan Jett.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, a number of celebrities -- including Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinson and Carrie Brownstein -- appeared in a commercial lip-synching the song in an effort to urge women to vote. "It's hard for me to believe but we're still fighting for the same things we were then," Gore wrote on her Facebook page in 2012. "Yes, ladies, we've got to come together and get out there and vote and protect our bodies. They're ours. Please vote."
The political activism suited Gore. After her singing career started winding down in the late '60s, she volunteered for Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign. She later worked for New York politician Bella Abzug and such projects as a Bronx community health organization, healthpeople.org. "I worked for people like Robert Kennedy and I thought: 'Wow, that's what it's about. That's how you change the world,' " she told The New York Times in 2005.
She also did some acting, playing Pussycat, a Catwoman sidekick, on the TV series "Batman."
As an adult Gore came out publicly as a lesbian, though she told the website AfterEllen.com she never tried to hide her sexuality. "I just never found it was necessary because I really never kept my life private. Those who knew me, those who worked with me, were well aware," she said in 2005. "Times were very different then, so, you know, I just tried to live as normally as humanly possible. But as truthfully as humanly possible."
She had some songwriting success with a tune she co-wrote with her brother Michael, "Out Here on My Own," a song from the 1980 film "Fame" that was nominated for an Oscar, but she went almost 30 years before releasing an album of new material in 2005. "Ever Since," a low-key collection of songs, was "very sparse, very organic," Gore told The New York Times.
She had continued to perform, however, always ready to trot out "It's My Party" and her other hits. "If I've learned anything in this business, how stupid would it be not to do 'It's My Party' when people come to hear it?" she said.
Gore is survived by her partner of more than 30 years, jewelry designer Lois Sasson.
COMMENTS (3/5/15): I was extremely saddened when I first learned about her death last month. I had no idea she was ill. I knew she was likely somewhere in her 60s, but thought she was closer to mid 60s than late. Still too young .. and everything about her and her music was young, and will always seem young to me. She was among the greatest female pop singers of the 1960s. Not a lot more to say ... I was very reluctant to have to put her obituary on this page, but rules are rules, I guess, even if they are my rules. The name Lesley Gore is influenced by the sounds of "Leh" from "Ledger" and "Lennon"; "Lee" from "Aaliyah," "Lee" (Liberace), and "Holly"; and "Ore" from "Korshunova," "George," and "Dorothy." Thus, the great Buddy Holly and two Beatles names, John Lennon and George Harrison, influenced her name: the Beatles being the legendary rock band that became popular when her music became popular.
|Jinsil Choi (d. 2008, SUICIDE BY HANGING)
Gin, In, Sil, Ill, Choy, Oi
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Lynn Anderson, Loretta Lynn, Linda Arsenio, Linda Bassett, Linda Carlson, Linda Christian, Linda Evangelista, Linda Evans, Linda Fiorentino, Linda Hamilton, Linda Harrison, Linda Hunt, Linda Lavin, Linda Ronstadt, Linda Thompson, Marilyn Beck, Marilyn McCoo, James Brolin, Carol Lynley, Russ Tamblyn, Celine Dion, Sylvia (the '70s singer), Cassie Silva, Dan Ackroyd, La Toya Jackson, Joyce DeWitt, Roy DuPuis. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Lynn Anderson, 'Rose Garden' singer, dies at 67
By Todd Leopold, CNN
Updated 0112 GMT (0812 HKT) August 1, 2015
(CNN)Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67.
Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark Logsdon told CNN.
Soon Anderson was having major success, with such hits as 1967's "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)" and 1969's "That's a No-No" and appearances on "The Lawrence Welk Show."
She had her biggest hit, the Joe South-penned "Rose Garden," in late 1970 and early 1971. The song was No. 1 on the country charts for five weeks and topped out at No. 3 on Billboard's pop charts. "I totally believed in Joe South, and in this song," she told Country Stars Online. A share of the credit, Anderson added, was due to then-Columbia Records head Clive Davis, whom she called "my hero." It was Davis who championed the song as a single and helped promote it.
Her performance netted the singer a Grammy for best country vocal performance (female) and helped her win female vocalist of the year from the Country Music Association in 1971.
All told, Anderson had 18 country Top 10 hits, including five No. 1 songs. Among her other hits: "Rocky Top," the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant tune that's one of Tennessee's state songs. Anderson's version hit No. 17 on the country charts in 1970.
"I am a huge fan of Lynn's. She was always so nice to me. She did so much for the females in country music," country star Reba McEntire said in a statement.
Anderson's final album, "Bridges," came out last month.
The singer is survived by her father, Casey Anderson, partner, Mentor Williams, three children and four grandchildren.
COMMENTS (7/31/15): Lynn Anderson is named in the prediction list above. Her music was like sunshine.
|George Carlin (d. 2008, HEART ATTACK)
George, Or, Car, Lin, In
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Boy George, Claudia Cardinale, Gia Carides, Kim Carnes, William Carr, Lynda Carter, Belinda Carlisle, Judy Carne, Richard Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Lisa Nicole Carson, Carlene Carter, Angela Cartwright, Veronica Cartwright, Andrew McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Carla Bruni, Carlos Santana, Carmen Electra, Terence Trent D'Arby, James Garner, Terri Garr, Mary Hart, Julianne Margulies, Penny Marshall, Steve Martin, Barbra Streisand, Charleton Heston, Marlo Thomas, Martha Hyer, Martha Stewart, Martie Maguire, Marty Balin, Martin Landau, Martin Sheen. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Anastasia Blue (d. 2008, SUICIDE BY DRUGS
Ann, Anna, Stay, Ay, Asia, Uhh, Blue, Ooo
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Anna Bielska, Anna Faris, Anna Friel, Anna Kournikova, Anna Lynn Mccord, Anna Mouglalis, Anna Murray, Anna Paquin, Anna Poppelwell, Jerry Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nancy Loomis, Jean Louisa Kelly, Tina Louise, Susan Lucci, Lulu, Adrienne Maloof, Lou Ferrigno, Lou Gossett, Lou Myers, Lou Perryman, Lou Reed, Lou Vanaria, Louise Fletcher, Louise Griffiths, Louise Lasser, Louise Pitre, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lucy Lawless. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Aaliyah (d. 2001, KILLED IN PLANE CRASH)
Ah, Lee, Eee, Yah, Ahh
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Leah Cairns, Alyssa Milano, LeAnn Rimes, Lisa Kudrow, Beverly Garland, Billie Piper, Cicely Tyson, Dolly Parton, Emily Robinson, Julianne Margulies, Kelly Packard, Kylie Minogue, Lesley Ann Warren, Lily Tomlin, Miley Cyrus, Molly Ringwald, Natalie Cole, Sally Field, Sally Struthers, Shelley Duvall, Shelley Fabares, Shelley Long, Shelley Hack, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Kathleen Beller, Kathleen Turner, Talia Shire, Jean Louisa Kelly, Paula Kelly, Carol Lynley, Priscilla Presley, Jaime Pressly, Jennifer Tilly, Meg Tilly, Tanya Roberts, Maria Bello, Maria Schneider, Olivia Burnette, Olivia Hussey. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|George Harrison (d. 2001, LUNG CANCER)
George, Or, Hair, Air, Is, Son, Un
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Boy George, Harrison Ford, Linda Harrison, Hank Harris, Debbie Harry, Laura Harring, Prince Harry, Harry Belafonte, Harry Eden, Harry Hamlin, Harry Dean Stanton, Donna Air, Halle Berry, Linda Blair, Natalie Blair, Tony Blair, Mariah Carey, Morgan Fairchild, Jennifer Karen, Matthew Perry, Alastair Yates, Blair Brown, Carrie Fisher, Carrie-Anne Moss, Cher, Cheryl Tiegs, Claire Goose, Clarence Williams III, Karen Allen, Karen Mulder, Karen Westwood, Sharon Stone. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Paris Hilton Falls Victim to Cruel Prank
Original | Mario McKellop, Originals
Published June 29, 2015 05:44AM EDT
Socialite and former reality star Paris Hilton, 34, was the victim of a sadistic prank recently. As a bit for an Egyptian reality show, Hilton was made to believe that the small airplane she was flying in was moments away from crashing.
Just a Quick Aerial Tour
As seen in a clip that was put online on Friday, June 26, the former Simple Life star was visiting Dubai for the opening of one of her familys hotels when she was conned into going on an aerial tour of the city with Egyptian actor Ramez Galal. Earlier in the flight, Hilton was disturbed by a terrible smell that pervaded the plane. The TV personalitys disgust soon turned to terror as the planes engines seemingly stopped working and it began a senses-shattering descent.
Fake Plane Crash Prank
Initially, Hilton kept her cool as everyone around her started panicking. As her fellow passengers began wailing in fear, Hilton can be seen demanding to know whats going on and the status of the pilot. Ratcheting up the tension, two passengers appeared to be sucked out of the rear of the plane. Its at that point that Hilton truly loses control, repeatedly screaming I dont want to jump! The plane began to turn sharply, simulating the uncontrolled plunge an airplane takes moments before a crash. Convinced that she was moments away from experiencing a brutal water landing, the plane landed.
Scariest Moment of My Life
Once everyone had exited the aircraft, Ramez finally copped to his deception and revealed to the shocked celebrity that her entire ordeal was part of a bit for an Egyptian prank show called Ramez in Control. After explaining to a disbelieving Hilton that the people she thought had fallen to their deaths had merely parachuted to safety, Hilton expressed anger at the cruel jokester, telling him Im going to kill you! You were pretending the whole time? Hilton also confessed that her travel heavy schedule requires her to fly almost daily and consequently, she has developed a fear of dying in a plane. Having regained her senses, Hilton complimented Ramez for the verisimilitude of his prank, but the heiress still seemed to be deeply shaken. On June 27, Hilton tweeted her thoughts on the undeniably cruel prank, Scariest moment of my life. I really believed that the plane was going crash & we were all going to die.
COMMENTS (7/28/15): I wish I could say Paris Hilton was a name to be found in the prediction list, but instead we have this near miss named Haris Jilten. Yes, that is another way of presenting name sounds that come close but are not an exact match. It is probably a good thing that Paris Hilton did not turn out to be this unfortunate Haris Jilten as the prank would have likely been a real plane mishap and Ms. Jilten would have died. In some alternative dimension Haris Jilten died horribly, probably sucked right out of the plane at 20,000 feet. Thank goodness for Paris that she was merely pranked. RIP Haris ... your adoring fans will never forget you.
|Kurt Cobain (d. 1994, SUICIDE BY GUNSHOT)
Kurt, Urt, Urr, Ko, Ohh, Bay, Ayn
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Burton Cummings, Jane Curtin, Cheryl Cole, Paula Cole, Elias Koteas, Yoko Ono, Carol Kane, Diane Lane, Diane McBain, Don McLean, Freda Payne, Rain Phoenix, Geena Davis, Patti Davis, Rebecca DeMornay, Susan Dey, Bill Gates, Rebecca Gayheart, Linda Gray, Mariel Hemingway, Sidney Poitier, Lynn Redgrave, Cassie Yates, David Bowie, David Clayton-Thomas, David Faustino, Kate Nelligan, Kate Winslet. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|"Savannah" Shannon Wilsey (d. 1994,
SUICIDE BY GUNSHOT)
Sah, Van, Ann, Ana, Uhh, Chan, Nen, En, Nun, Un, Will, Ill, See, Eee
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Vanna White, Shannon Coltrane, Shannon Johnson, Shannon Kenny, Shannon Richardson, Shannon Wilcox, Shannon Woodward, Jackie Shannon, Wilson Cruz. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Shannen Doherty has breast cancer
By Lisa Respers France, CNN
Updated 1247 GMT (1947 HKT) August 20, 2015
(CNN)"Beverly Hills 90210" and "Charmed" star Shannen Doherty has confirmed that she is battling breast cancer.
The 44-year old actress gave an exclusive statement to People magazine on Wednesday. "Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment," she told the publication. "I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life.
"I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me."
The news came out after TMZ reported that Doherty had filed a lawsuit against her former business manager, accusing her of not paying insurance premiums, causing coverage for the actress to lapse.
People reports that according to the lawsuit, the star was diagnosed in March. She "discovered that she had invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node" and "was informed that her cancer had spread during 2014 (when she was uninsured)."
The suit further alleges that had Doherty had health insurance at the time, the cancer could have been caught earlier, and she would not have to face the current likely treatment of chemotherapy and a mastectomy.
Her former business manager has denied that she let the coverage lapse.
Doherty became famous for her portrayal of Brenda Walsh on the hit 1990s television series "Beverly Hills 90210." She now says she is unable to work because of her illness.
COMMENTS (8/27/15): The first name of Shannen Doherty, "Shannon," is certainly here on this page (Shannon Wilsey). The only reason Doherty is not named in the list is due to the fact that when consulting my personal data base of celebrities, I used the more common spelling of "Shannon" (with an "o") rather than the less common "Shannen" (with an "e") as the search word. Otherwise, she would have appeared on the list.
|Nicole Brown Simpson (d. 1994, STABBED TO DEATH,
Nick, Ick, Cole, Ole, Brow, Rown, Simp, Sim, Im, Sun, Un
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Nicole Kidman, Nicole Richie, Nicollette Sheridan, Nick Adams, Nick Cassavettes, Nick Mancuso, Nick Nolte, Nicolas Cage, Jack Nicklaus, Harry Connick Jr., Mick Jagger, Rick Moranis, Cheryl Cole, Cheryl Ann Cole, Christina Cole, Lily Cole, Natalie Cole, Taylor Cole, Blair Brown, Jackson Browne, Natalie Brown, Abby Simpson, Anna Simpson, Becky Simpson, Freddie Simpson, Georgina Simpson, Jessica Simpson. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Bobbi Kristina Brown Alive After Being Found Unresponsive
February 1, 2015, ABC News
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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive today in a home in Roswell, Georgia, police say. Hours after Brown, 21, was rushed to North Fulton Hospital, police and hospital officials declined to give any details about her condition, other than to confirm that she was alive.
Brown's husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her in a tub in the home in the Ellard subdivision and started CPR, police said.
When Roswell police officers arrived at 10:25 a.m., she was still unresponsive and they took over life-saving measures until rescue personnel arrived. "Can't say how sad this is," Roswell Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Holland said. "It's a difficult situation for police officer to perform CPR on any person."
Brown was taken to North Fulton Hospital, police said. A hospital spokesperson told ABC News that no details could be confirmed at this time. Officers were still on scene at the home where Brown was found, investigating the incident, police said.
Whitney Houston, Brown's mother, Brown's mother, was found unresponsive in a tub and died nearly three years ago in California.
Brown, who starred in the 2012 reality show "The Houstons: On Our Own" following the death of her iconic mother at 48, has been very vocal about her career aspirations and following in her mother's footsteps. "Let's start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!" she tweeted on Thursday.
Also, last March, Brown tweeted to her more than 140,000 fans on Twitter that she has a voice just like her mother's. "Think about it.. She had 1babygirl, lungs and a GORGEOUS unforgettable voice .. Who do you think ONLY has HER vocal chords.. ?" she posted.
Brown was also in the spotlight for other reasons. In early 2013, she revealed that she had married Nick Gordon, a young man that her mother had taken in years before. Brown fired back at people who critized this move and their relationship. "I'm tired of hearing people say, 'Eww you're engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this.' Let me clear up something. We aren't even real brother and sister, nor is he my adoptive brother," she wrote on Facebook before tying the knot.
Whitney Houston's daughter 'fighting for her life'
By Ralph Ellis, Greg Botelho and John Newsome, CNN
Updated 0128 GMT (0928 HKT) February 3, 2015
Atlanta (CNN) Two days after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub full of water at her Roswell, Georgia, home, Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is on a ventilator and in intensive care, a source close to the family said.
Brown, 21, was placed in a medically induced coma and the status of her brain function won't be known until the sedatives are reduced, the source told CNN. "Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time," the Houston family said, thanking her supporters.
The source close to the family told CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin that Brown's eyes opened and closed a few times Monday, but that doctors told family members not to read too much into that movement. Doctors were trying to reduce the sedatives to check Brown's brain function, but decided not to and to keep her in the coma for now, the source said. The source added that Brown had some seizures on Monday.
She "was not breathing" when a man identified as her husband found her Saturday morning inside her townhouse in the Atlanta suburb. He called 911 and performed CPR until emergency crews arrived and took over, said police spokeswoman Lisa Holland. The spokeswoman said when Brown was found, she was "unresponsive, meaning not breathing, no heartbeat." In scanner traffic, emergency services could be heard describing an "ECHO-level response" -- urgent and life threatening -- with "possible cardiac arrest."
"Twenty-one-year-old female in the bathtub, facedown. PD's (police department's) en route."
Brown was taken to a local hospital, where "she is still alive and breathing. Other than that, I don't know her condition," Holland said over the weekend.
A source close to the family told CNN contributor Nischelle Turner on Monday that Brown is in "really bad shape." Everyone is "hoping for the best, preparing for the worst," and "praying for a miracle," the source said.
Nobody knows what caused Brown's unresponsiveness, Holland said, but police consider it a medical incident at this time. She said investigators had found nothing to indicate it was drug- or alcohol-related. The incident report referenced a drowning.
Police had been to Bobbi Kristina Brown's residence recently. Somebody reported a fight there January 23, but nobody answered the door and officers found no evidence of an altercation, Holland said.
Almost three years ago, Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel near Los Angeles, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. A coroner ruled her February 11, 2012, death an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.
Brown is her only child. "She encourages me and inspires me," Houston once said of her daughter. "When I look at her eyes and I see myself, I go, 'OK. I can do this. I can do this.'"
Bobbi Kristina Brown Remains in Coma on 22nd Birthday, Nick Gordon Posts Wistful Message
March 5, 2015
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains comatose in an Atlanta hospital more than a month after being hospitalized, turned 22 on Wednesday and received a wistful birthday message from boyfriend Nick Gordon.
Gordon posted his message on Twitter, where he has in recent weeks been tweeting frequently about Bobbi Kristina, who had referred to him as her husband, although they were never legally wed. "Happy Birthday baby," Gordon tweeted. "I wish I was there with you to hold you and be by your side."
Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston posted on behalf of the family on WhitneyHouston.com: "Today is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday and we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life."
Bobbi Kristina, the only child of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was hospitalized 33 days ago, on Jan. 31, after being found face down and unconscious in a filled bathtub at her and Gordon's Georgia home. Police said he administered CPR before paramedics took over. She has been in a medically induced coma for almost a month and the incident remains under criminal investigation. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
Gordon has not visited her in the hospital amid a dispuToday is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday and we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life.te with her father, who had rushed to her side following her hospitalization.
Gordon has said Bobby had "consistently prohibited" him from visiting, while Bobby's attorney has said Gordon had "declined" the chance to do so under his conditions, adding, "Due to Mr. Gordon's failure to place in tangible form his understanding of the events that lead to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina, there is no reason for any additional discussion with him."
"Your Birthday is coming up @REALbkBrown (baby) you know I'm only staying strong for you out here," Gordon tweeted on Monday, adding, "I forgive you @KingBobbyBrown much love I wish we could get together and deal with this as fam." A day later, Gordon tweeted, "I'm so hurt I wanna do myself in, I know I have to [be] strong."
NEWS: Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in coma after suffering seizures as Nick Gordon admits he is "full of anger"
Last week, doctors had attempted to take Bobbi Kristina out of her medically induced coma by stopping several medications. According to multiple reports, the procedures were halted after she began having seizures, prompting them to re-administer the drugs.
"We continue to request privacy in regards to my daughter's medical condition," Bobby had said in a statement on Tuesday. "We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina and God is hearing our prayers."
COMMENTS (3/5/15): I hate to say the words "Illuminati" and "human sacrifice" but Bobbi Kristina Brown's (at this time) very suspicious near death has all the hallmarks of her mother's mysterious death. First of all, both Whitney Houston's death and Bobbi Brown's near death happened very close to two similar Super Bowl halftime shows.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's near fatal event occurred the day before Katy Perry (who played two ancient goddesses associated with the Whore of Babylon in her 2014 music video of "Dark Horse") performed at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. Perry entered the field riding a robotic Lion. Perry riding a beast, a Lion, was a play on the woman who is featured in Revelation 17 (the first manifestation of the whore of Babylon) who enters the scene riding a scarlet beast with ten horns ... the same beast who in the Book of Daniel is partially a Lion, the Lion representing the Roman Empire. During the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, Madonna was carried out to the field in a procession seated on a throne, garbed as an ancient goddess reminiscent of Isis, Ishtar and others associated with the Whore of Babylon. To further acknowledge her goddess status she wore the initials MDNA, a tetragrammaton version of her name. The tetragrammaton is the device that was applied by the ancient Hebrews in place of the name of God.
Whitney Houston, was found dead facedown in a filled hotel bathtub six days after Madonna performed at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.
In the next set of the 2015 halftime show, Katy Perry reprised the chessboard theme Madonna used in her 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet Tour. It was during the 2008 leg of this tour that Madonna incanted during the chess sequence "In exactly 29 moves, the queen will topple the king." Many people died due to this curse even though it was intended for only one person: the king.
Initially, the "king," pop icon Michael Jackson, died from "accidental" acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009. Madonna acknowledged the king's death by displaying the message "Game Over" on the second leg of her tour that began in July 2009. Jackson was the third of three deaths in the May-June 2009 period, the first being actress Lucy Gordon, and the second actor David Carradine, both hanging "suicides." Unfortunately, the death curse did not end with Jackson's since it held such enormous human sacrifice potential ... it continued to attack (mostly) female celebrities over the next three years, everyone from actress Brittany Murphy in December 2009 and former personal manager and close friend, Caresse Henry in 2010, to former porn actress and Caligula actress Anneka Di Lorenzo (Anneka Vasta); pop singer Amy Winehouse; Rebecca Zahau, girlfriend of multi-millionaire and CEO Jonah Shacknai; and the children, parents, and ex-husband of fashion ad executive Madonna Badger ('Someone knows what happened': Madonna Badger says the truth has STILL not come out about Christmas Day house fire that killed her kids) in 2011.
Then in February 2012 the curse turned on Halle Berry and Madonna herself when stalker Robert Dewey Hoskins escaped from a maximum security mental hospital for a week, hellbent on murdering both stars. The curse took one last major star, ultimately, one week after Hoskins escaped, with the death of Whitney Houston. Evidence that the curse seemed to be weakening significantly came in March when porno and reality TV star and singer Tila Tequila, who confirmed the existence of the Illuminati and their power over many in the entertainment industry on her web site a year earlier, attempted suicide, survived, and was placed on one month of "rehab" (reprogramming). However, in May 2012, Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., hanged herself. Nevertheless, the momentum of bizarre deaths did finally diminish in 2013, but not before the attempted suicide of Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson. It is highly possible some of these mysterious deaths had the participation of Illuminati assassins, but others were a direct result of the magickal curse uttered repeatedly by Madonna before packed theaters and auditoriums in 2008.
However, Katy Perry gave the death curse a new shot in the arm at the 2015 halftime show by performing on the chessboard that started it all in 2008. The actual ceremony was probably done in secret before its confirmation at the halftime show, since Bobbi Kristina was already found unconscious in a bathtub less than a day earlier ... while her mother Whitney Houston died following the 2012 Madonna halftime show.
My associate, Kathryn, believes this new curse ended with Madonna's recent mishap at the Brit Awards show, choosing to fall backwards rather than be strangled by her cape. The reasoning is that she is lifted up into heaven like one dead in the Grammys performance of "Living For Love" and then descends, violently as it turned out, at the Brit Awards performance of the song. It ends with her holding the horns of a bull. These dancers are bulls by the way, and not demons or devils, thus her matador costume. The bull does, however, symbolize one manifestation of Ba'al. Holding the horns of a killed bull symbolized her overthrowing Ba'al, toppling the "king" so to speak, and, in so doing, making herself "the king." This is why the mishap was destined to happen. The reasoning on the part of Kathryn is that Madonna's own toppling ended the death curse once and for all. Madonna has implied this with the phrase "as above, so below" in a new interview where she says metaphysical "guardian angels" protected her from serious injury when she fell.
I am uncertain. Something that Katy Perry did with her chess board set at halftime, sympathetic magick that brought the Madonna death curse of 2008 back into memory, has already claimed one victim: Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains in a coma. It is also possible that Madonna may have been engaging in a self-protection technique to keep her from having Katy Perry's tampering with her curse wrap back around to her again like it nearly did in 2012 when stalker Hoskins escaped. In any event, it was a dangerous ploy that could have gone horribly wrong and did result in the singer having whiplash injuries. The cape's designer, Giorgio Armani, stated yesterday that "Madonna was "very difficult" after she insisted on the cloak tying around the neck rather than being closed with an easy-to-unfasten hook." Madonna may or may not be aware of her link to the famed 20th Century dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan, who died in September 1927 when her long trailing scarf was caught in the spokes of the car she was riding in. Thus, this was either an intentional way of warding off evil at a later time or else a symptom of the same recklessness Duncan exhibited in her life ... or even that suicidal tendancies are developing (Madonna may not want to face turning 60 in another three years). If it is the latter two cases, recklessness or suicidal ideation, it may mean death for Madonna in 2016 or 2018.
In any event, even if the death curse is really extinguished, Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in a coma. Still, it is possible she will recover ... after all, Paris Jackson did survive her suicide attempt.
The name sounds for Bobbi Kristina Brown are all over the place: "Bobbi" from "Bobby" Darin; "Kristina" from "Christine" Larsen; and, of course, "Brown" from Nicole "Brown" Simpson. It is indeed rare to see three complete names echoed on these pages for the name of one person.
Madonna and others must understand that there are other phenomena in the universe at work as potentially deadly as any magick curse. The power of the number 7 and its multiples to revisit past dangers on present and future personalities is only one example.
Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22
Lisa Respers France, CNN
Updated 0344 GMT (1044 HKT) July 27, 2015
Atlanta (CNN)Two days before she was found face-down in the bathtub at her home outside Atlanta in January, it seemed like Bobbi Kristina Brown's career might have been picking up. "Let's start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!" she said in an enthusiastic tweet. It's not clear what projects she may have been working on, but they won't be completed now.
Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday at the age of 22, a representative of the Houston family said in a statement. "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family," the statement said. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."
She was treated in a hospital and then a hospice facility in the nearly six months since she was found unresponsive and not breathing in the bathtub at her Roswell home on January 31 -- nearly three years to the day after her mother accidentally drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills, a victim of the vices she had fought for much of her career.
As rumors flew, family took sides
Brown was placed in a medically induced coma, relatives have said. Rumors flew about her condition, with family members and loved ones taking sides in the drama. In April, her maternal grandmother, Cissy Houston, said Bobbi Kristina had "global and irreversible brain damage."
"Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me," Houston said. "We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time." The statement was released days after her father and Whitney Houston's former husband, R & B singer Bobby Brown, told an audience in Dallas, "I can say today, Bobbi is awake. She's watching me."
On June 24, Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Pat Houston, announced that her niece had been moved to a hospice facility. "Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," Houston's statement said. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."
Many had worried the young woman was haunted by some of the same demons as her mother.
Love, grief and family tensions
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown married in 1992 and welcomed Bobbi Kristina in 1993. The little girl was doted upon by both her parents and Houston often brought the youngster on stage. Houston told Rolling Stone magazine in 1993 that "having Bobbi Kristina ... I could never do anything that could top that. There's been nothing more incredible in my life than having her."
"God knows, I have been in front of millions and millions of people, and that has been incredible, to feel that give-take thing," Houston said. "But, man, when I gave birth to her and when they put her in my arms, I thought: 'This has got to be it. This is the ultimate.' I haven't experienced anything greater."
Mother and daughter grew even closer after Houston's divorce from Brown in 2007. Houston and Bobbi Kristina performed together on ABC's "Good Morning America" in 2009, singing "My Love Is Your Love" in Central Park.
After Houston's death on February 11, 2012 -- an accidental drowning in a bathtub, a coroner ruled, with heart disease and cocaine use named as contributing factors -- there was a great deal of concern for Brown, who was 18 at the time. She opened up to Oprah Winfrey during an interview in March 2012 about how she was coping with the loss of her mother. "No one knows what an amazing spirit she was," Brown told Winfrey. "She wasn't only a mother, she was a best friend." Brown said her grief came in waves, but that she still communicated with her mom. "I can hear her voice telling me to keep moving, baby, I gotcha," she said. "She's always with me. I can always feel her with me."
Brown was joined in her grief by Nick Gordon, who was taken in by Houston when he was 12 years old and who was raised alongside Bobbi Kristina. Gordon and Brown became romantically involved after Houston's death, and tensions between the Gordon and Houston families over the relationship were part of the storyline on Lifetime's short-lived reality show "The Houstons: On Our Own."
There was speculation that Brown may have suffered from some of the same problems as her parents (both Houston and Brown had documented issues with substance abuse) after she appeared to be intoxicated during some scenes of the reality show. Those concerns intensified in July 2014 after a picture was posted on her Instagram account showing a young woman who looked like Brown appearing to be smoking from a bong. The image had made the media rounds two years earlier. Brown later denied that she posted the photo and tweeted that it was done by someone attempting to tarnish her image.
Brown and Gordon announced their engagement in 2013 and she took to her Facebook page to clear up the misconception that he was her adopted brother. Far from being bothered by the relationship were she still alive, Brown said her mother had predicted they would fall in love. "People need to seriously stop judging my relationship," Brown wrote. "Pretty sure it's my own decision who I want to be with."
It was Gordon and a male friend who discovered Brown unconscious in her townhome. While Brown called Gordon her husband (she had tweeted a picture believed to be of their hands wearing wedding rings with the hashtag #HappilyMarried) there is no court record of a marriage between the two and family members say the couple was never legally wed.
Police had been called to Brown's home January 23 after someone reported a fight there, but no one answered the door and officers found no evidence of an altercation, a Roswell police spokeswoman said. After Brown was found in the bathtub, authorities launched a criminal investigation. A family friend said police questioned Gordon about the bruising on Brown's chest and said he told them it was a result of his giving her CPR.
Gordon gave an emotional and sometime explosive interview that aired in March on the "The Dr. Phil Show" in which he complained of being denied access to Brown. "I can't lose Krissy, I just can't," he cried. The talk show host persuaded Gordon to enter a treatment program for substance abuse and in April his attorney, Randy Kessler, confirmed Gordon was no longer in rehab.
In June, a civil lawsuit was filed against Gordon in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, alleging that Gordon's behavior "caused, among other things, substantial bodily harm to Brown." It also alleged that since Brown's hospitalization in January, Gordon accessed her bank accounts and stole more than $11,000. Brown was initially taken to North Fulton Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma, and was later transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where she was on life support in the neuro intensive care unit. In March she was moved to a rehabilitation center.
Despite reports of fighting over her care, on June 19 Bobby Brown said the family was working together on behalf of his daughter. "I am making decisions with (Bobbi Kristina's aunt) Pat Houston and we are working together for the medical care of my daughter," Brown said in a statement. "Right now we are focused on Bobbi Kristina's medical prognosis and the criminal investigation. These are the priorities for us. Whoever had a hand in causing my daughter's injuries needs to be brought to justice."
Her death cut short the dreams she had of following in her mother's footsteps by pursuing a career in music and acting. In 2012 she made her acting debut on Tyler Perry's TBS show "For Better or Worse." Perry is a close family friend who frequently visited Brown while she was hospitalized.
COMMENTS (7/29/15): I have nothing new to add at this time.
|Elizabeth Hartman (d. 1987, SUICIDE BY JUMPING)
Eee, El, Liz, Iz, Uhh, Beth, Eth, Har, Art, Min, In
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Berkley, Elizabeth Hurley, Elizabeth McGovern, Elizabeth Reaser, Elizabeth Shue, Elizabeth Stewart, Beth Armstrong, Beth Bautista, Beth Bierko, Beth Ditto, Beth Glover, Beth Leavel, Beth Lisick, Beth Maitland, Beth Mendoza, Beth Ostrosky, Beth Palmer, Beth Riesgraf, Beth Skipp, Beth Ann Bonner, Dolores Hart, Mary Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, June Lockhart. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Mirjana Puhar, former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant slain
By Melonyce McAfee, CNN
Updated 2305 GMT (0705 HKT) February 26, 2015
(CNN)Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on "America's Next Top Model," was found dead in a triple homicide Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to police reports.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a call Tuesday evening that three people appeared to be dead in a Charlotte home. Officers discovered the bodies of Puhar, 19, Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, 23, and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, 21.
Puhar appeared on "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 21, the most recent season of the popular reality TV show hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks.
Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, was quickly identified as a suspect in the slayings, brought into police custody and charged with three counts of first-degree homicide.
He is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Police said in a press release that it appears the victims and Rangel knew one another and the "incident was drug related." Rangel was also charged in connection with a homicide that took place in Matthews, North Carolina, on Sunday, police said.
Puhar was a Serbian refugee who arrived in the United States along with her family at the age of 5, according to a profile in The Charlotte Observer. The 5' 9 1/2" beauty began modeling at 12. She attended high school in the Charlotte area and dropped out at 16 to her parents' dismay, she told The Observer: "I was a wild child," she said. "I went out, had fun, partied, whatever -- I didn't really have the best influences around me."
She later earned her GED just before being cast in "America's Next Top Model." Puhar was eliminated in the 10th episode of the show last year. After news of her death surfaced, Banks as well as fans and friends took to social media to remember her and express their sadness.
COMMENTS (7/28/15): Nearly all the sounds are here on this page, save an "M" for "Mir" and a "P" for "Pu." Mirjana Puhar was very beautiful ... such a tragic and needless loss of life.
|"Lee" Liberace (d. 1987, COMPLICATIONS
Lee, Eee, Lib, Ib, Burr, Err, Atch, She, Eee
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Lee Majors, Lee Trevino, LeAnn Rimes, Gena Lee Nolin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kathie Lee Gifford, Christopher Lee, Sheryl Lee, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Beverly Garland, Charlize Theron, Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Turner, Lesley-Anne Down, Lesley Ann Warren, Lily Tomlin, Molly Ringwald, Natalie Maine, Sally Field, Sally Kellerman, Sally Struthers, Shelley Duvall, Shelley Fabares, Shelley Long, Shelley Malil, Talia Shire, John Cleese, Season Hubley, Cloris Leachman, Shawna Leene. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Christopher Lee dead: British actor dies at the age of 93
British acting legend Christopher Lee dies aged 93. The Lord of the Rings legend, who also appeared in Stars Wars, passed away in a London hospital after being treated for respiratory problems.
Date June 11, 2015
Christopher Lee has died after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure. The veteran actor known for his charismatic villains passed away on Sunday morning at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, according to UK news reports.
He duelled with Gandalf as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, seduced and terrified as Dracula, and out-suaved 007 as Scaramanga, the titular nemesis in The Man with The Golden Gun.
Lee's family decided to delay publicly releasing the news so that his wife of over 50 years could inform family members first, the Guardian UK reported.
Lee was Knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity. He was also awarded Britain's highest screen acting honour, the BAFTA fellowship in 2011.
Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born on May 27, 1922 and took up acting on the suggestion of a cousin after serving in the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
He achieved fame from the late 1950s into the 1970s playing characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and the Mummy for Hammer Films.
With his deep, mellifluous voice and ramrod 6-foot-4 frame, Lee was the last English-language horror movie star in a line that traced back to silent era luminary Lon Chaney and included Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Peter Cushing, Lee's regular Hammer Films co-star.
Many leading directors sought out his talents, particularly in the latter stages of his career.
He played the fiendish criminal genius Fu Manchu in five films and, in a rare departure from cinematic wickedness, gave life to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in a couple of films. He won new generations of fans after the turn of the century in some of the biggest money makers in film history in the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars franchises.
As part of his late-career flourish, he also appeared in Martin Scorsese's Hugo and Tim Burton's black comedy Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp.
Lee's illustrious movie career dwarfed his forays into heavy metal. His albums included Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.
COMMENTS (7/29/15): Christopher Lee is named in the prediction list above.
|Dorothy Stratten (d. 1980, SHOT TO DEATH DURING
Door, Or, Thee, Eee, Strat, Rat, At, Ten, En
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Dorothy Hamill, Dorinda Stevens, Doris Day, Doris Roberts, Doris Simeon, Natalie Dormer, Pia Zadora, Hank Stratton, Inger Stratton, Jan Stratton, Satara Stratton. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|John Lennon (d. 1980, SHOT TO DEATH, MURDERED)
John, On, Len, Nen, En, Nun, Un
Possible predictions (2/6/15): John Aniston, John Carpenter, John Cusack, John Davidson, John Elway, John Fogerty, John Goodman, John Hurt, John Kassir, John Landis, John Lithgow, John Malkovich, John McEnroe, John Stamos, John Travolta, Elton John, Johnny Crawford, Johnny Depp, Johnny Mathis, Artie Johnson, Don Johnson, Magic Johnson, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Johnson, Gia Johnson, Jill St John, Shawna Lenee, Harry Lennix, Annie Lennox, Jay Leno, Debbie Allen, Nancy Allen, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Hunt, Ellen DeGeneres. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
Cynthia Lennon, the First Beatles Wife, Dies at 75
The New York Times
By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK APRIL 1, 2015
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of the Beatles John Lennon, who chronicled their troubled marriage in two memoirs, died on Wednesday at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She was 75. The cause was cancer, according to a memorial on the website of her son, Julian.
Ms. Lennon, then Cynthia Powell, met Lennon when he was a student at the Liverpool College of Art in the late 1950s. She was a studious, proper young lady, in stark contrast to him. He was a total rebel, and everybody was amazed by him, she said in a 2005 interview on ABCs Good Morning America.
She ended her engagement to another man, he broke up with his girlfriend, and they began dating. It was during this period, Ms. Lennon said, that she first dealt with his jealousy and anger. She said that he smacked her in the face for dancing with another man, after which she broke up with him for several months.
She became pregnant in 1962 and married Lennon on Aug. 23, just weeks before the Beatles recorded their first single, Love Me Do. She was ill prepared for the fame that engulfed John and his bandmates. I didnt marry a Beatle, she told the British newspaper The Independent in 1999. I married a broke student who played the guitar and ponced all my grant money off me.
Their son was born in April 1963, as Beatlemania was spreading across England. Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager, hid the existence of Lennons wife and son to make him seem available to the legions of young women obsessed with him. Many fans were distraught when the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 and the words Sorry, girls, hes married appeared with his image on the screen.
As the Beatles fame grew, Lennon became more distant, with little time for his wife and their son. Ms. Lennon stayed home with Julian while John toured and traveled. Lennon came to resent his wifes conventional ways. It was around this time that Lennon met the artist Yoko Ono. Ms. Lennon discovered their relationship after finding the two of them sitting on the floor of the Lennon home cross-legged, clad only in robes. John and Cynthia Lennon divorced in 1968, and she received a reported settlement of £100,000 (roughly $240,000 at the time).
After the divorce, Lennon cut off contact with her and their son for years, and many accounts of the Beatles history minimized them. We are like walk-on parts in Johns life, Ms. Lennon said in 2005. Ms. Lennon told her side of the story in two memoirs: A Twist of Lennon, which she also illustrated, and John.
Julian Lennon rekindled his relationship with his father before he was murdered by Mark David Chapman in 1980. Ms. Lennon wrote that Ms. Ono asked her not to come to the memorial ceremonies in New York. But the two women grew closer over time. I felt proud how we two women stood firm in the Beatles family, Ms. Ono wrote on her website on Wednesday.
Cynthia Powell was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, on Sept. 10, 1939. She was married four times, most recently to Noel Charles, who died in 2013.
Julian, who is also a singer and songwriter, is her only immediate survivor.
On the last page of John, Ms. Lennon wrote that if she had had another chance, she would have lived differently. If Id known as a teenager what falling for John Lennon would lead to, she said, I would have turned round right then and walked away.
Correction: April 3, 2015
An obituary on Thursday about Cynthia Lennon, the former wife of the Beatles John Lennon, miscalculated in some editions the currency conversion for her settlement when they divorced in 1968. Her £100,000 settlement was the equivalent of about $240,000 at the time, not $150,000.
COMMENTS (11/10/15): Not only is this an identical last name match, Lennon, but the name belongs to none other than John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia Lennon. Through some oversight I neglected to list her which I would normally have done.
Leonard Nimoy, Spock of Star Trek, Dies at 83
Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the character Spock in the Star Trek television shows and films, died at 83.
New York Times
February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut Star Trek, died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
His artistic pursuits poetry, photography and music in addition to acting ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: Live long and prosper (from the Vulcan Dif-tor heh smusma).
Mr. Nimoy, who was teaching Method acting at his own studio when he was cast in the original Star Trek television series in the mid-1960s, relished playing outsiders, and he developed what he later admitted was a mystical identification with Spock, the lone alien on the starships bridge.
Yet he also acknowledged ambivalence about being tethered to the character, expressing it most plainly in the titles of two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock, published in 1977, and I Am Spock, published in 1995.
In the first, he wrote, In Spock, I finally found the best of both worlds: to be widely accepted in public approval and yet be able to continue to play the insulated alien through the Vulcan character.
Star Trek, which had its premiere on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966, made Mr. Nimoy a star. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the franchise, called him the conscience of Star Trek an often earnest, sometimes campy show that employed the distant future (as well as some special effects that appear primitive by todays standards) to take on social issues of the 1960s.
His stardom would endure. Though the series was canceled after three seasons because of low ratings, a cultlike following the conference-holding, costume-wearing Trekkies, or Trekkers (the designation Mr. Nimoy preferred) coalesced soon after Star Trek went into syndication.
The fans devotion only deepened when Star Trek was spun off into an animated show, various new series and an uneven parade of movies starring much of the original television cast, including besides Mr. Nimoy William Shatner (as Captain Kirk), DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), George Takei (the helmsman, Sulu), James Doohan (the chief engineer, Scott), Nichelle Nichols (the chief communications officer, Uhura) and Walter Koenig (the navigator, Chekov).
When the director J. J. Abrams revived the Star Trek film franchise in 2009, with an all-new cast including Zachary Quinto as Spock, he included a cameo part for Mr. Nimoy, as an older version of the same character. Mr. Nimoy also appeared in the 2013 follow-up, Star Trek Into Darkness.
His zeal to entertain and enlighten reached beyond Star Trek and crossed genres. He had a starring role in the dramatic television series Mission: Impossible and frequently performed onstage, notably as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. His poetry was voluminous, and he published books of his photography.
He also directed movies, including two from the Star Trek franchise, and television shows. And he made records, singing pop songs as well as original songs about Star Trek, and gave spoken-word performances to the delight of his fans and the bewilderment of critics.
But all that was subsidiary to Mr. Spock, the most complex member of the Enterprise crew, who was both one of the gang and a creature apart, engaged at times in a lonely struggle with his warring racial halves.
In one of his most memorable Star Trek performances, Mr. Nimoy tried to follow in the tradition of two actors he admired, Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff, who each played a monstrous character Quasimodo and the Frankenstein monster who is transformed by love.
In Episode 24, which was first shown on March 2, 1967, Mr. Spock is indeed transformed. Under the influence of aphrodisiacal spores he discovers on the planet Omicron Ceti III, he lets free his human side and announces his love for Leila Kalomi (Jill Ireland), a woman he had once known on Earth. In this episode, Mr. Nimoy brought to Spocks metamorphosis not only warmth, compassion and playfulness, but also a rarefied concept of alienation. I am what I am, Leila, Mr. Spock declares after the spores effect has worn off and his emotions are again in check. And if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone elses.
COMMENTS (3/5/15): This is another sad day, having grown up with the Star Trek series and already seeing the fairly recent passing of DeForest Kelly (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy) and James Doohan (Montgomery "Scotty" Scott). Hard to believe the living and recently deceased members of the original cast are (and were) in their late 70s and 80s. Most are or have been nearing, at, and over the current life expectancy of 78.8 years (although that will probably be changed again soon). So, normally they would not appear on here unless their names were actually listed. But in this case, the sounds in Leonard Nimoy's name are striking enough, as his character Mr. Spock was, to appear here. "Len" from "Lennon"; "Er" from "Ledger"; "Eee" abounds in a lot of names this year; but the odd "Oy" is to be found only in "Choi." It is the death of South Korean actress Choi Jin-sil in 2008 which tips the balance in favor of a strong enough phonetic influence being brought to bear on the name Leonard Nimoy to place his obituary on this page. I am not going to do something silly like quote the actor about living long and prospering or something to that effect, only to say that Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock, will be sadly missed by all who were touched by the character he played and the man behind the character.
|Bobby Darin (d. 1973, SEPSIS, HEART DAMAGE)
Bob, Bee, Eee, Dare, Air, In
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Bobbie Gentry, Bobby Vee. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Christine Larsen (d. 1973, SUICIDE? UNKNOWN, BUT
DIED YOUNG: "A TRAGIC DEATH" ACCORDING TO
REPORT FROM RELATION)
Criss, Ris, Tee, Eee, Teen, Lar, Ar, Arse, Sun, Un
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Christine McVie, Christine Taylor, Christina Applegate, Bruce Springsteen, Mary Steenburgen, Christie Brinkley, Gwendoline Christie, Julie Christie, Christopher Lambert, Christopher Norris, Christopher Plummer, Christopher Walken, Chris Cooper, Chris Elliott, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chrissie Hynde, Steve Buscemi, Steve Martin, Steve Miner, Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Stephen Bishop, Barbara Steele, Connie Stevens, Garn Stephens, Nancy Stephens, Oakley Stevenson. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
SUPERMAN CURSE CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM:
Jack Larson, TV's Jimmy Olsen from 'Superman,' has died
By Todd Leopold, CNN
Updated 7:43 AM ET, Tue September 22, 2015
(CNN)Jack Larson, who had a long career as a playwright and librettist but is perhaps best remembered for playing eager Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s TV series "The Adventures of Superman," died Sunday, a close friend, Alan Howard, told CNN. Larson was 87. According to Howard, he died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, California, with his dog at his side (he had no immediate family). After knowing him for 48 years, Howard told CNN, "[Larson] was an important friend in my life."
Though Larson devoted his career to writing and had just a handful of roles after "Superman's" run ended in 1958 -- including a 2010 part in an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" -- he'll forever be associated with Olsen, who looks up to more polished reporter Clark Kent (who is, of course, Superman's alter ego). "Within a month (of 'Superman' going on air), I realized that from being a young actor who was doing live television and reading things, I had become what People magazine called a 'TV teen idol' -- I'd become Jimmy Olsen," he told the Archive of American Television.
Fame was overwhelming for the actor, who was then in his mid-20s and living in New York. Riding the subway was a nightmare, he recalled. He was asked to leave a restaurant because a crowd formed outside and police had to help him escape. It was not what he'd bargained for.
"My life turned upside-down. This was not my idea of a good experience," he said. He suffered from anxiety and refused to do publicity. "I thought everything I'd do as Jimmy Olsen was just a further nail in my coffin as an actor, Jack Larson," he said.
After six seasons, the TV series went off the air in 1958 and Larson found himself typecast. He turned to writing. Later he came to terms with his fame. He had winking roles in "Superboy," "Lois & Clark" and the film "Superman Returns." But by then, he'd established himself as Jack Larson, playwright and producer, whose writing credits included 1966's "The Candied House" and 1998's "The Astronaut's Tale."
Larson also produced a few films, a number of which were directed by his longtime partner, James Bridges. They included 1984's "Mike's Murder," 1985's "Perfect" and 1988's "Bright Lights, Big City." Bridges died in 1993.
According to his Internet Movie Database biography, Larson was born and raised in Southern California.
COMMENTS (11/10/15): This is an identical last name match: Larson and Larsen sound alike and are uncommon enough last names in the entertainment industry. The lack of a first name match does not matter in this case. This is also a "Superman" death anniversary as actor George Reeves who played alongside Jack Larson in the TV hit series "Superman" is listed as an influence for this year as he allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head 56 (7 x 8) years ago in 1959.
|Jim Croce (d. 1973, KILLED IN PLANE CRASH)
Jim, Im, Crow, Ohhh, Chee, Eee
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Jim Belushi, Jim Nabors, Jimmy Page, Russell Crowe, Sheryl Crow, Lisa Crosato, Lisa Kudrow, Al Pacino. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Montgomery Clift (d. 1966, HEART ATTACK)
Mon, Mont, Gum, Um, Mur, Er, Ree, Eee, Cliff, Lift, Ift, If
Possible predictions (2/2/15): Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|George Reeves (d. 1959, SUICIDE BY SHOTGUN)
George, Or, Ree, Eee, Eve, Eves
Possible predictions (2/6/15): George Bush Sr., George W. Bush, George Chakiris, George Clooney, George Foreman, George Hamilton, George Kennedy, George Lucas, George Maharis, George Takei, Jason George, Susan Day George, Keanu Reeves, Rex Reed, Al Green, Ben Vereen. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Buddy Holly (d. 1959, KILLED IN PLANE CRASH)
Bud, Ud, Dee, Eee, Holl, Ol, Lee, Eee
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Lauren Holly, Holly Glen, Holly Hunter, Holly Kenny, Holly Madison, Holly McIntire, Holly Robinson Peete, Dion DiMucci, Dee Wallace-Stone, Dee Dee Sharp, Kadeem Hardison, Sandra Dee Robinson, Billy Dee Williams, Dido, Kiki Dee, Cat Deeley, Angelina Jolie. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
|Ritchie Valens (d. 1959, KILLED IN PLANE CRASH)
Ritch, Rich, Itch, Eee, Val, Al, Ens, En
Possible predictions (2/6/15): Ritchie Blackmore, Guy Ritchie. Additional predictions: (0/0/15):
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