Singer and songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74

The American Texas country and folk singer and songwriter, a musician as well as a recording artist and a performer, Guy Clark, just recently died after a long-standing disease at the age of 74.

Singer and songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74

Though, accordingly, he has not hit a worldwide fame, but he was able to record 40 albums. Here below is one of his latest and famous song, My favorite picture of you.

May he rest in peace!

Google Doodles William Shakespeare’s Death Anniversary

Today, April 23, 2016, Google commemorates the death of the world’s best poet as Google Doodles William Shakespeare’s Death Anniversary.

Google Doodles William Shakespeare's Death Anniversary

Excerpted from Wikipedia:

William Shakespeare (/ˈʃkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.  He is often called England’snational poet, and the “Bard of Avon”.  His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Three days from now, we all will be celebrating the birthday of Shakespeare. We’ll wait and watch how Google will doodle his birthday.

Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer, Scott Weiland, Dead at 48

The former singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, died at the early age of 48. Although the singer’s manager did not confirm the cause of death, he just confirmed the singer’s death then.

Scot Weiland

Accordingly, Weiland was found dead around 9 o’clock in the evening on December 4, 2015 while asleep on their tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota where the group will have to perform in a concert the day after. But there was found small amount of cocaine in their tour bus bedroom, according to Bloomington, Minnesota police.

Scott Weiland was born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967 in San Jose, California. His parents are Sharon Williams and Klent Kline. At the age of 16, he already had his first band. And in the later 1980s, Stone Temple Pilots band came together with DeLeo on guitar, Robert, his brother on bass and Eric Kretz, as the drummer. Their debut album on 1992, Core, was released after the band changed their name from Mighty Joe Young to Stone Temple Pilots.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Academy Award winning actor specifically for the movie “Capote,” was found dead at his Manhattan apartment.

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman

 Authorities said the death was suspected to be due to drug overdose.

For whatever the cause of his death may be, may Philip Seymour Hoffman rest in peace!

Shirley Mitchell, ‘I Love Lucy’ actress, dies at 94

I was hoping to help my friend looking for a cool keyboard piano when I saw a very recent feed on my list saying that Shirley Mitchell, ‘I Love Lucy’ actress, dies at 94. At first, I didn’t believe it since a lot of hoax are spreading nowadays. However, as I tried checking the website itself, just then I told myself that truly, Shirley Mitchell, ‘I Love Lucy’ actress, died at 94. And accordingly, Shirley Mitchell’s cause of death was heart failure.

Shirley Mitchell, 'I Love Lucy' actress, dead at 94

May she rest in peace!

Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, dies at 74

It was in 1995 that Seamus Heaney, an Irish poet and playwright, won the Nobel Prize in Literature. But he died at the age of 74 in the hospital due to an illness.

Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, dies at 74Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, dies at 74

Seamus Heaney was a teacher or professor before he won the Nobel Prize. Some of his poetry main collections are as follows:

  • 1984: Station Island, Faber & Faber
  • 1987: The Haw Lantern, Faber & Faber
  • 1991: Seeing Things, Faber & Faber
  • 1996: The Spirit Level, Faber & Faber
  • 2001: Electric Light, Faber & Faber
  • 2006: District and Circle, Faber & Faber
  • 2010: Human Chain, Faber & Faber

Writer Elmore Leonard, who refined the crime thriller, dies at 87

The known novelist and screenwriter, Elmore Leonard, died at the age 87.

Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard focused on writing crime fiction and suspense thrillers. Some of his works include:

  • 2001 Fire in the Hole
  • 2002 When the Women Come Out to Dance Anthology (includes Fire in the Hole) Tishomingo Blues
  • 2004 A Coyote’s in the House
  • 2004 Mr. Paradise
  • 2005 The Hot Kid
  • 2006 Comfort to the Enemy Published serially in New York Times
  • 2007 Up in Honey’s Room
  • 2009 Road Dogs
  • 2010 Djibouti
  • 2012 Raylan

He also received some awards:

  • 1992 Grand Master Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America
  • 2006 Louisiana Writer Award
  • 2008 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for outstanding achievement in American literature
  • 2011 Peabody Award, FX’s “Justified”
  • 2012 National Book Award, Medal for Distinguished Contribution

May he rest in peace!

Lee Thompson Young, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ star, commits suicide at 29

Isn’t it too sad to read how young actors just suddenly end their lives? Smiley Yes, because a very young actor, at the age of 29, Lee Thompson Young, committed suicide.

Lee Thompson Young,  'Rizzoli & Isles' star, commits suicide at 29Lee Thompson Young,  ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ star, commits suicide at 29 (image from hollywoodreporter.com)

Lee Thompson Young was formerly seen in Disney Channel children’s series “The Famous Jett Jackson,” and now he’s working on a TNT crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles”.

Young’s manager confirmed that the young actor really committed suicide. May he rest in peace.

Cory Monteith, Glee Star, Dies at 31

The Glee Star, Cory Monteith, just recently found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. The Monteith is 31 years old.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith was known as Finn Hudson in Glee. He was an actor and a singer.

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‘Enter the Dragon’ Actor, Jim Kelly, dies at 67

Jim Kelly, a known martial arts actor and famous in the movie, ‘Enter the Dragon’, died on Sunday at the age of 67 due to cancer.

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Though Kelly’s appearance on films/movie was not that long, he still had movie releases on DVDs.

May you rest in peace Jim Kelly!