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Complications with Diabetes Contributed to Brittany Murphy's Death

Former actress and drug abuser, Brittany Murphy, was found unresponsive in the shower by her mother who told paramedics that her ailing daughter suffered with Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, or ‘diabetes mellitus type 2’, is the most common form of diabetes and occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, or […]

Burt Reynolds on his Addiction to Painkillers

Moustache-toting Hollywood actor, Burt Reynolds, entered himself into a rehabilitation clinic in Florida in order to receive treatment for his addiction to painkillers. Reynolds fell into the dependency trap after undergoing surgery on his back but after the initial pain subsided he realized he couldn’t stop taking the medication. He checked himself into the Hanley […]

Dennis Hopper dies of Prostate Cancer

Veteran actor and artist Dennis Hopper was been diagnosed with prostate cancer and his manager, Sam Maydew, confirmed the 73-year-old was cancelling all appearances to undergo what he called a “special program” at the University of Southern California. “We’re hoping for the best,” Maydew said, without going into further details about the actor’s condition. The […]

DJ Adam Goldstein's accidental death

Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein was found in his apartment after a friend reportedly went to his apartment to check on him. There was no response at the door so he called the police who gained access to the star’s home where they found his body. Police found several bottles of prescription medication in the DJ’s […]

TV on the Radio Bassist Gerard Smith died of Lung Cancer

Gerard Smith, the bassist for the arty funk/rock band, TV on the Radio, died tragically at the age of 34 as a result of complications with lung cancer. At the time the band cancelled their shows in Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Minneapolis, having previously made an announcement about Smith on their official website in March […]

Hollywood Icon Tony Curtis Died of a Heart Attack

The handsome and enigmatic star, Tony Curtis, with a memorable and diverse acting career that spanned over six decades and roles in over 140 Hollywood movies, died in his Nevada home of a heart attack. The Oscar-nominated actor is still as popular posthumously as he was when alive thanks to his performances in films like ‘Some […]

This Is The End – Over Thirty Years Since Jim Morrison Passed Away

It‘s been over thirty years since rock legend and voice of an era, Jim Morrison’s life ended in Paris. Fans gather on every anniversary of his passing around his grave in Père Lachaise cemetery, to pay tribute to The Doors’ legend. There is usually a strong security presence in and around the cemetery on these […]

Jackass Ryan Dunn's High Speed Death

Given the crazy nature by which they lived it was perhaps inevitable that one of the “Jackass” cast would eventually wind up on the ‘died too young’ list. Ryan Dunn, the unofficial 4th member of the Margera family, was the first to go when his Porsche left the road at high speed and collided with […]

Richard Pryor – Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiac Arrest and Guns Don't Kill Cars

Many have rightly labelled Richard Pryor as a comic genius. The American, who shot to fame in the late 1960s with his course stand up routines became famous for speaking his mind on matters ranging from race and politics to health and sex. Some of this most popular shows include ‘… Is It Something I […]

Larry King says talking about depression is a good cure

Larry King is a household name in America and has cast his influence across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans reaching shores across the world. The lively TV personality has anchored the entertainment industry for years and has notched an impressive amount of interviews down the years – more than 40,000 to date. He has soldiered […]

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