The grim reaper has been hard at work. I know that sounds harsh, but sometimes the facts are as such. In the wake of finding out about the death of Michael Jackson, I also came to learn that one of my childhood heroines also passed away today. Farrah Fawcett Majors, the stunning, beauty with the most perfect feathered locks of hair I’ve ever seen passed away from cancer. As a kid, I used to daydream that I would be the black Farrah. I never missed an episode of her in Charlie’s Angels. Jill Munroe kicked some major ass! I was saddened to see her fight her battle with cancer. But she fought a courageous battle, just as Jill Munroe would have done. RIP Farrah!
I guess the best word to describe how I’m feeling right now is speechless. The world lost a musical genius today. Michael Joseph Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away from cardiac arrest. I absolutely looooved MJ as a kid. I remember my friends and I performing dance routines to his songs, with big dreams of winning Star Search. We knew every move to almost every video! My bedroom walls were plastered with Michael Jackson posters and pictures. My mother thought I was crazy when I found out about MJ being burned while filming that Pepsi commercial. I mean I broke down crying and was almost near depression I think. LOL Needless to say, I was a huge fan. Yes, MJ had his share of demons. Just like the rest of us. Who am I to pass judgement. All I know is the world lost another legendary icon today and my heart is a little heavy. RIP MJ!
Video Clip of brother, Jermaine Jackson, announcing the death of MJ
We’ve lost another icon – Issac Hayes August 10, 2008
American funk-soul legend and Academy Award-award winning musician Isaac Hayes was found dead at his home today. Isaac Hayes is most widely known as the singer, songwriter and musician for the theme from Shaft, for which he won Academy and Grammy awards. Mr. Hayes is a legend and most definitely will be missed. He was 65 years old. R.I.P. Mr. Hayes.
Click the following links for more about Isaac Hayes:
The Official Issac Hayes Website: www.isaachayes.com
Archive Footage, Filmography, & Notable TV appearances: http://www.soul-patrol.com/funk/hayes.htm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005002/
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R.I.P. Mac-Man August 9, 2008
Well, there was some sad news today. Comedian Bernie Mac, one of the Original Kings of Comedy, passed away due to pneumonia complications at the age of 50. Click here to read more: http://blackcelebkids.com/2008/08/09/bernie-mac-diesleaves-behind-daughterwifegrandchild/
Biography, Photos, & Filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005170/
Click here to see what Steve Harvey had to say about Bernie Mac’s death:
Bernie Mac remembered by Ice Cube, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, and others: http://www.vh1.com/movies/news/articles/1592487/20080810/story.jhtml
Bernie Mac was one of the funniest comedians of our time, that is if you could relate to or appreciate his type of humor because it was definitely not for everyone. I never had the opportunity to see any of his standups in person, but I’ve seen every one of them on DVD. I’m certainly going to miss this man! George Clooney, his co-star inthe Ocean’s Eleven movies, was correct in saying, “The world just got a little less funny.”
R.I.P. Mac-Man. You will most definitely be missed.
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