11:41 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 10/11/2013 08:30AM
Glee said goodbye to Finn Hudson and Cory Monteith Thursday night with an hour that was very moving – how could it not be? – but also very kind.
Kind because a viewer's buttons were never pushed. Whatever you felt just seemed to come, scene by scene, as everyone found a way to articulate their grief. And, of course, to sing.
Monteith, who was only 31 when he died July 13 from a mixture of alcohol and heroin, had already shot appearances in the season's first two episodes – those, a salute to the Beatles, were re-edited leading up to last night's memorial. They constituted one of the most melancholy salutes to the Beatles I've ever heard, with Monteith's death coloring everything.
Originally posted 01/18/2013 06:30PM
Robert F. Chew, best known for his role on the hit HBO show The Wire, has died from heart failure, according to The Baltimore Sun. He was 52.
Chew, who played Proposition Joe on the cable show, passed away in his sleep on Thursday at his home in Baltimore, his sister Clarise Chew tells the paper.
Originally posted 10/03/2012 06:55PM
Antoine Ashley, better known as Sahara Davenport on RuPaul's Drag Race, died Monday of heart failure, according to his mother Angela Ashley Reddish.
"I thank God for giving me an angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world," Reddish said in a statement Wednesday.
"My family and I would like to thank everyone for their condolences and support. We know that our angel is now dancing in heaven."
Originally posted 05/04/2012 03:00PM
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Originally posted 02/12/2012 01:15PM
In the early hours of Sunday morning, while Clive Davis's pre-Grammy bash pressed on just floors below, the body of the late Whitney Houston was removed from her 4th floor room at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
At 12:45 a.m., Houston's body was transported in the back of a white coroner's vehicle – nine hours after she was declared dead – and was met by a mob of 50 cameramen. Her autopsy is presumably underway at the L.A. County Department of Coroner, which will no doubt include a toxicology test to determine the presence of drugs in her system.
The hours-long wait to remove her body was due to detectives scouring the scene for evidence.
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