Sick Celebrities

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John Candy died of a heart attack aged 43

John Candy’s unexpected death in 1994 came as a shock to his fans and was a loss to the film community. The larger than life comedy actor died aged 43 while filming ‘Wagons East’ in Mexico. He was found in his hotel room according to his spokesperson, Anna Perez. She spoke to the New York […]

Jemma Kidd opens up about Anxiety Disorder

Jemma Kidd is a successful career woman, mother of twins and somehow manages to be both model and girl-next-door with consummate ease. Behind the often smiley demeanor portrayed in the media, Kidd hides a torrid struggle with anxiety and panic disorder; an overwhelming illness that can literally paralyse sufferers. Panic disorder and anxiety attacks are the […]

Emma Thompson: English Rose Discusses Thorny Depression

Emma Thompson has known the highs of stardom as an iconic British actress and screenwriter but she has also tasted bitter, emotional lows because of her long running battle with depression. The English rose says her depression led her to such lows that at one stage in her life she didn’t wash or dress. “I’ve […]

Bill Clinton turns to veganism after heart operation

High levels of cholesterol are a growing problem these days and are attributed to the types of food we eat and the stressful lifestyles many of us have. Furthermore, If “bad” cholesterol isn’t dealt with quickly it can have dire consequences, as former president, Bill Clinton found out. On September 7, 2004, three years after […]

Oprah Winfrey chooses veganism for health reasons

TV stalwart, Oprah Winfrey decided to experiment with a raw vegan diet for seven days, and just for kicks she took 378 of her staff at Harpo along for the ride. She was joined by NY Times best-selling author on health and conscious eating, Kathy Freston who provided the queen of television with a diverse […]

Betty Ford left and extraordinary life behind

Betty Ford, former first lady and founder of the acclaimed Betty Ford Center died at the incredible age of 93 while under the care of medical staff at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho, Mirage. She passed away peacefully as a result of natural causes after a life of trials and tribulations which led to […]

Andy Irons died of a heart attack after drug cocktail

After the saddening and untimely death of world champion surfer, Andy Irons, in November 2010 his family released the results of his autopsy. It was initially thought his death came as a result of Dengue ever but the coroner’s report indicated that he in fact died of a heart attack around 30 hours after taking cocaine. […]

Colin Farrell talks about his son's life with Angelman Syndrome

Hollywood heart-throb, Colin Farrell recently appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman where among the subjects under discussion were his involvement in the remake of ‘Fright Night‘ and a surprisingly frank and honest talk about his first son, James, who suffers with a condition commonly known as Angelman Syndrome [AS]. Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder that affects […]

Bubba 'Hightower' Smith died aged 66

  Charles Aaron ‘Bubba’ Smith, winner of the 1971 Super Bowl and later starring as ‘Moses Hightower’ in the Police Academy movies died aged 66. The larger-than-life actor and sportsman was found in his LA home. The cause of death was not determined immediately, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said in a statement: […]

The 27 Club Welcomes Amy Winehouse

At the age of 27, Amy Winehouse’s ‘untimely’ death afforded her a lifetime membership to the ‘27 Club‘ – a group of notable musicians who also died at the age of 27. And she’s in good company as the 27 Club is home to some of the most influential musical names from the last 50 […]

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