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Steve Jobs (1955-2009)

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Sadly, this is no longer true.

Steve Jobs

Famous for:
  • Co-founding Apple Computer Inc.
  • Being smart, stylish, and square
  • Taking initiative to use his body as a promotion for Apple's thin products
Cause of death:
  • Pancreatic tumor caused pancreas to shrink once again for the 5th generation.
Age:
  • 54

Bob May (1939 - 2009)

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ROBERT "BOB" MAY!
(Picture on the top, left)

Famous for: Actor, stage performer, stuntman, director and public speaker, appearing in several films including The Nutty Professor (not the Eddie Murphy remake, the other one). May's most notable role was that of The Robot in the 1960's show "Lost in Space", a Model B-9, Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot with superhuman strength and futuristic weaponry (never trust a robot, kids, they could turn on you any time!). The Robot's voice was actually done by the show's announcer Dick Tufeld.
Cause of death: Congestive heart failure, Will Robinson!
Age: 69

John Costelloe (1961 - 2008)

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JOHN COSTELLOE!

Famous For: Former New York City firefighter who went on to become an actor for the HBO series "The Sopranos". He portrayed a gay character by the name of Jim "Johnny Cakes" Witowski who was the lover of Vito Spatafore. He also has had minor appearances in some other movies and TV shows.
Cause of Death: He tried to have his Johnnycake and eat it too. Also, self-inflicted shotgun shot in apparent suicide.
Age: 47

Jerry Finn (1970-2008)

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(If anyone can find a good picture of him, please post it. All i got was an unhealthy amount of Morrissey images)

JERRY FINN!

Famous For: Producing, mixing and engineering several albums since the mid-90's for lots of bands, including (but not limited to) Green Day's Dookie and Insomniac, Jawbreaker's Dear You, Alkaline Trio's Good Mourning and From Here To Infirmary, Rancid's ...And Out Come The Wolves and Life Won't Wait, plus a handful of releases by Blink-182, Morrisey, The Vandal and AFI. To see a full list go here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Finn

Cause of Death: He suffered a severe brain hemorrhage back in July, he was in a coma and on life support. He was taken off life support yesterday.

I guess life wouldn't wait for him, he was taken from here to infirmary and he will now be making music from regions beyond.

Age: 38

Randy Pausch (1960-2008)

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Randy Pausch
Famous for: Giving a really inspiring lecture, and later writing a really popular book, about how he was totally going to die real soon and how sucky that was, but also how rad life is.
Cause of death: Foreshadowing Pancreatic cancer
Age: 47

Jun. 23rd, 2008

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GEORGE CARLIN!

FAMOUS FOR: One of the most famous and prolific stand-up comedians of all time. His comedy (for which he has won numerous awards, including four Grammys) has lent him controversy and notoriety the world over, and is probably most famous for appealing indecency charges all the way to Congress for his "Seven Words You Can't Say" bit. He has also acted in a number of movies.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Shit piss fuck cunt cocksucking motherfucking heart failure.

AGE: 71

Harvey Korman (1927-2008)

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HARVEY KORMAN

FAMOUS FOR: He won some Emmys from his preformances on The Carol Burnett Show, and was featured in three of Mel Brooks' best films (History of the World Part I, High Anxiety, and, one of my favorite movies ever made, Blazing Saddles). Oh, and he did the voice of Mr. Mxyzptlk the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones, which I didn't even realize until now. Damn.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Which the doctors most likely couldn't have helped even if they hadn't been, ahem, dum dums.

AGE: 81

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EIGHT BELLES!

Famous for: She was the only filly in this year's Kentucky Derby, and the first to run in 8 years. Hillary Clinton made the news for backing her. She made a valiant effort, but finished in second place, losing to Big Brown. Is this foreshadowing?

Cause of death: Fractured both front ankles after completing the race, and euthanized on the track.

Age: 3.

DAMNED DIRTY DEATH!

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CHARLTON HESTON!

Famous for: He parted the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments, then battled some damned dirty apes in Planet of the Apes. Also, there's a rumor floating around that he likes firearms.
Cause of death: Undisclosed.
Age: 84.

Mar. 18th, 2008

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OLA BRUNKERT

FAMOUS FOR: Playing drums in the Swedish pop sensation ABBA

CAUSE OF DEATH: Fell through a sliding glass door and cut his neck. Mamma mia that is gross.

AGE: 62

Gary Gygax (1938 - 2008)

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GARY GYGAX!

Famous for: Turning millions of otherwise "just kinda odd" kids into complete social pariahs by inventing Dungeons & Dragons, as well as being a member of the Vice Presidential Action Rangers.
Cause of death: Failed his saving throw versus heart attacks.
Age: 69. The only aspect of his life that will make cool kids chuckle.

Roy Scheider (1932-2008)

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ROY SCHEIDER!

Famous for: Playing Chief Brody in Steven Spielberg's classic Jaws, the first summer blockbuster.  He reprised the role in Jeannot Szwarc's Jaws 2 (for which he had to turn down the De Niro role in The Deer Hunter).

Okay, when you've done a film with as much impact as Jaws, it's easy for people to forget almost everything else you've done, but Roy Scheider's other work is hardly forgettable.  He was one of the bigger stars of the '70s, nominated twice for an Oscar: for The French Connection (Best Supporting Actor) and All That Jazz (Best Actor).  And let's not forget Blue Thunder, the best military-surveillance-turned-police-super-helicopter movie ever (later adapted into a sub-Airwolf TV series).

Ironically enough, his best-known recent work would have to be the TV series seaQuest DSV.  You know, the show with the talking dolphin and ladybug.  The executive producer?  One Steven Spielberg.

Cause of death: I want to say "died bravely at sea, at the hands of a giant shark jellyfish" (the shark thing's kind of old), just because it would be fitting and cool, but according to his wife, it was complications from a staph infection.

Age: 75

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008)

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MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI!

Famous for: Developing the transcendental meditation technique, which he later introduced to the Beatles. This, along with psychedelic drugs, helped make them the legends they are today.
Cause of death: Not yet known. Authorities were still searching for Maxwell's silver hammer at press time.
Age: 91.

Maila "Vampira" Nurmi (1921-2008)

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Maila "Vampira" Nurmi!

Famous for:
being Vampira, the television horror host that paved the way for people like Elvira. In fact, Elvira was so "inspired" that Vampira ended up sueing her. Nurmi also made a few movie roles, her most famous being a mute zombie in Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space. She was played by Lisa Maria in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

Cause of death: Natural causes. Read: her liver just couldn't take the strain of that girdle anymore.
Age: 86

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel (1938 - 2007)

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EVEL KNIEVEL!

Famous For: Being probably the most famous and recognizable daredevil (not counting Matt Murdock). Jumping over anything that he could think of in his bike, including (but not limited to) sharks, rivers, vehicles, buildings or any combination of those things. His signature red, white and blue costume has inspired kids everywhere (including Bart Simpson) to break their bones with the aid of bikes and other vehicles for decades. Also, the only person in this universe called "Evel" without actually being evil.
Cause of Death: I don't care what the official cause is, we all know he drove his bike one last time into the horizon, right into a ramp, up up and down down into the middle of the Grand Canyon. But the news says he had been suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.
Age: 69

Kevin DuBrow (1955-2007)

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KEVIN DUBROW!

Famous for: Singing for 80's metal band Quiet Riot during their heyday. You may or may not know them for their hit cover of Slade's song "Cum on Feel The Noize" (and yes, i do feel dirty after just typing that). According to his Wiki, "Dubrow was known for his on-stage charisma, gravelly bluesy voice, and suspenders."
Cause of Death: Unknown at this time. He was apparently suffering from some metal health issues.
Age:52

Casey Calvert (1981-2007)

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CASEY HALVERT!

Famous For: Playing guitar in the emo/post-hardcore/screamo/whateveryouwannacallit band Hawthorne Heights, which is currently in the middle of several legal issues.
Cause of Death: Unknown at the time. The band has claimed there was no drugs or foul-play involved. Tony Victory and Ne-Yo were not available for comments.
Age: 26

Dr. J. Robert Cade (1927-2007)

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DR. J. ROBERT CADE!

Famous for: Inventing Gatorade. As a kidney researcher at the University of Florida, he produced the first batch of the now famous sport drink for the Gators after his research showed how players would sweat away sodium and chloride and lost plasma volume and blood volume after a three-hours-long game. His sport drink now sells worldwide and comes in more than 30 flavors (such as the delicious EXTREME Tapioca)
Cause of Death: Kidney failure, because God has a sense of humor.
Age: 80

Robert Goulet (1933-2007)

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ROBERT GOULET!

Famous for: A long and distinguished career in entertainment, spanning music, stage, and film; the peak of which was arguably his heart-stopping performance of "Jingle Bells (Batman Smells)" at Bart's Casino in Springfield.



Cause of death: Survived a fall from a balcony only to be mauled by a lion.  No, wait.  Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare condition.  He died while awaiting an emergency lung transplant.

Age: 73

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)

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Madeleine L'Engle!

Famous for:
writing a lot of super-Christian fantasy books, her most famous being the Newbery Medal-winning "A Wrinkle In Time." My personal favorite is "Many Waters," where some twins teleport to the events of Noah's Ark, only the people are all midgets and they ride around on unicorns.

Cause of death: Natural causes. I guess she just didn't want to l'engle around much longer.
Age: 88

Sep. 6th, 2007

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LUCIANO PAVAROTTI!

FAMOUS FOR: Probably the most recognizable of the Three Tenors. Certainly the only one I could place by name. Not that that means much. I barely know my own name.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Pancreatic cancer.

AGE: 71

Punk is Dead: Hilly Kristal (1931 - 2007)

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HILLY KRISTAL!

Famous for: Founder and owner of the legendary NY club CBGB (and OMFUG) which was the breeding grounds of bands like The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Television, Blondie and many more. You might have seen the $25 shirts at Urban Outfitters.
Cause of Death: Cancerous Body Growth in his Body (and Other Malignant Factors Under his Guts)
Age: 75

Aug. 14th, 2007

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BRIAN "CRUSH" ADAMS!

FAMOUS FOR: Made up one third of the WWF tag team "Demolition", along with Ax and Smash. Retired in January 2003 from a spinal injury suffered during a match.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Chris Benoit. JOKING, calm down. Really, it's unknown at this time. Autopsy scheduled for August 14th. LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW.

AGE: 43

Aug. 13th, 2007

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MIKE WIERINGO!

FAMOUS FOR: One of the more prolific artists in comics today, his titles included Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Superman, Suicide Squad, Tellos, and much more.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Heart attack.

AGE: 44

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MERV GRIFFIN!

FAMOUS FOR: Creating the TV game shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, as well as hosting a number of others, including his own "The Merv Griffin Show" for twenty years. "Media mogul" I believe is the term. Like Aaron Spelling for people with only minor cases of brain damage.

CAUSE OF DEATH: What is prostate cancer.

AGE: 82

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