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RIP Christine McVie
November 30th, 2022 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Christine McVie, the songbird of Fleetwood Mac, passed away today at the age of 79 from a short illness according to her family.

“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” the statement reads. “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

McVie started playing the piano at 4 but did not start perfecting it until she was 11. Then music became her life. She joined her first band, Chicken Shack, in her mid-’20s, but her life changed when she became a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1970.

Through the band, she had several hits, including, Don’t Stop, Over My Head, Hold Me, and so much more.

Her raspy voice and poignant lyrics drew everyone to her. So today, let’s belt out her tunes and let our voices rise her up to heaven.


RIP Irene Cara
November 26th, 2022 under Obits. [ Comments: 10 ]

Irene Cara passed away at the age of 63, according to a statement written by her publicist.

Irene Cara started off the 1980s telling us to remember her name, and we did. Even though she retired at an early age, we never forgot her name, her music, or her roles.

Before she had Fame at the age of 20, she spent the ’70s on Broadway, on Electric Company, and in Sparkle, along with so much more. But then came Fame, followed up a few years later with even more of it when she sang the theme song to Flashdance, What a Feeling. And what a feeling she had when she won the Oscar and a Grammy for the emotional rollercoaster of a single.

Those are just two of the many, many, many songs she released throughout her career. Songs that make you want to get up and dance, or they make you want to cry. If you tried to sing along with her, you would have to be prepared to belt out the tune. However, you could never come close to singing as beautifully as she did. Ask Mariah Carey.

To this day, I will never understand why no one asked her and Kenny Loggins to do a duet for a movie in the ’80s because they were the King and Queen of that era and genre.

So today, we say “Long live the Queen” by singing her music and watching her movies. Let her hear our voices as she makes her way up to heaven.

I can never thank her enough for all the amazing music she blessed us with throughout her life that was cut way too short.


RIP Aaron Carter
November 5th, 2022 under Backstreet Boys /Aaron Carter, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Aaron Carter was found dead today at the age of 33, according to TMZ.

We could focus on his teenage years and his music career. But his later life was plagued by scandals, drugs, and arrests. He was another child star who never had a normal life and was never able to achieve it.

I think many of us were hoping that he would get the help needed when he had his son, Prince, who turns one this month. However, he lost custody of the baby in September. Even though the singer entered outpatient rehab to regain custody of his son, it was not to save him.

Now, his mother is morning her second child. His older sister, Leslie, passed away in 2012 from a drug overdose.


RIP Leslie Jordan
October 24th, 2022 under Leslie Jordan, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Leslie Jordan, the little actor who was bigger than life, passed away today at the age of 67. According to KABC, he crashed his car into a building in Hollywood this morning after a suspected medical incident.

“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” read a statement issued by the actor’s representative David Shaul to George Pennacchio. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”

Jordan had a long career that started in 1986. But it took 15 years for people to realize how brilliant he was. That is when he landed the role of Beverly Leslie, Karen Walker’s archnemesis, on Will & Grace, and he finally got the stardom he deserved.

I would discover him four years later on Boston Legal as a man who went around killing people by hitting them over the head with a frying pan. He met his demise that way when Betty White did that to him.

I will never forget that scene or his many, many, many other show-stealing scenes on American Horror Story, The Cool Kids, and Call Me Kat, to name a few.

Since his death was so sudden, we don’t know what the future will be for Fox’s show Call Me Kat. But I think they will opt to end the series due to his passing.

UPDATE: According to Variety, Call Me Kat will be taking a production pause to deal with Jordan’s death. I would not be surprised if the series did not come back or they will do one last episode to say goodbye to Jordan as a tribute.

So today, let’s watch Jordan doing what he did best, making us laugh. This way, our laughter will lift him up to heaven.

There is one thing I want to say about his passing. During the pandemic, I saw him post a video dancing to Blanco Brown’s The Git Up. I mentioned Brown in the comments, and I like to think I had a part in this, and the two became friends. Last week, they shot something together with Locash.

Today, one of the last things that Jordan did was like an Instagram post by Brown. Just think, one minute, you are scrolling through Instagram, and the next minute you are gone. When it is your time, it is your time.


RIP Angela Lansbury
October 11th, 2022 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Angela Lansbury passed away this morning, according to publicist Harlan Boll.

“I am devastated beyond words – 💔😢💔,” he wrote. “The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30am, today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday. In addition to her three children, Anthony, Deirdre, and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus five great grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined.”

Even though we associate the actress with her latter roles in Murder, She Wrote, and Beauty and the Beast, her acting career started back in the 40s and lasted until this year.

She was the star of the stage and screen and will be remembered as a beautiful, classy lady. No matter what she did, she always classed up the joint.

There is just one thing I have to say about Murder, She Wrote, which I binged a few years ago at a friend’s rightful urging. I never understood why people would invite her anywhere. Because wherever she went, someone died. I mean, if I got a phone call that Jessica Fletcher was coming to town, I would skip it faster than you can say her name.

Now having said that, I still adored her and the series, and I know I am not alone because the series has a cult following.

So, today we mourn her because her book is complete. But she will live on as we tell her story by watching the many, many, many projects she did throughout her nearly 80-year-long career.

UPDATE: Cozi TV is going to honor her with a 4-day maraton of Murder, She Wrote this week. That is a lot of episodes.


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