John Goodman first rose to prominence as the sarcastic, chubby, working class father and foil to Roseanne Barr in the 1990s hit TV show ‘Roseanne’. As a big man, John was well aware of the implications to his health, especially as he got older; he knew he ran the risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]
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 […]
In June 2011 fans gathered around the grave of The Doors’ legendary frontman, Jim Morrison at the Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris, to pay tribute to him thirty years after his passing. There was a strong security presence in and around the cemetery on the day, French police anticipating the same trouble that has marred previous […]
All is not well for Greenday frontman Billie Joe Armstrong who looks set for a long stint in rehab for treatment of substance abuse. The post-punk-pop-rock-but-mainly-pop singer has been under the hammer in the past 12 months and the signs of mounting pressure started to become publicly evident. After a tantrum in Las Vegas where […]
Gerry Rafferty, the musician responsible for the 70s hit ‘Baker Street’ amongst others has passed away aged 63, due to long-term alcoholism. Rafferty spent many years battling with the debilitating disease that destroyed his liver, and although his condition did improve slightly, eventually his life support machine was switched off and he was allowed to […]
When I met Amy Winehouse in 2004 she was a quiet, pleasant attractive young woman stepping out on the road to what should have been a fantastic life.
So the world’s most famous alcoholic and junkie – the car crash that was Amy Winehouse – is dead at last, putting herself out of what appeared to be a miserable quagmire of destructive addiction. No one is surprised but every one shocked.
The recently deceased Amy Winehouse reportedly bought a variety of drugs on the night before her death.
Popular British soul singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her Camden Town apartment this afternoon. The 27-year-old’s life has been blighted by alcohol and drug abuse but as yet no official cause of death has been given.
Rodney King, the man famously beaten by four white police officers on March 3rd, 1991 in Los Angeles after a high speed chase has been arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.