Guitar legend Bert Jansch dies

Legendary guitarist Bert Jansch has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 67. The musician, hailed by some as the British Bob Dylan, was a leading figure of the British folk revival in the 60s and a founding member of Pentagle. Born in Glasgow on 3 November 1943, he released 23 solo albums, the last of which, The Black Swan (2006), featured collaborations with Beth Orton and Devendra Banhart.

In June 2009, he discovered a tumour the size of a golf ball on one of his lungs following what was at first a routine visit to the dentist. Following treatment, he went on to co-headline a US tour with Neil Young anyway, but had recently been forced to cancel a live show in Edinburgh due to ill health. He was living in a hospice in north London at the time of his death.

Bert Jansch

Jansch was hugely respected by other musicians of his time and since. He received two lifetime achievement prizes at the BBC Folk awards – one while with Pentagle and one for his solo career. To Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Jansch was “the innovator of the time … so far ahead of what anyone else was doing”. Johnny Marr of the Smiths described Jansch’s effect on his musicianship as “massive … one of the most influential and intriguing musicians to have come out of the British music scene”. Other artists he influenced included Paul Simon, Donovan and Neil Young, with whom Jansch toured in the US in 2010.

On stage, he was an introverted, shy, yet riveting solo performer. In his early days especially, he was often unkempt on stage and unconventional off it – a non-conformist who cared little for personal possessions and who often had no fixed address. But even he could not contest his own talent: “I’m not one for showing off. But I guess my guitar-playing sticks out,” he commented in an interview with the Guardian.

His finger-picking playing style included a good deal of improvisation, bending the strings and varying the time signatures to fit the natural rhythm of the words of a song.

Speaking as someone who has spent hours trying to immitate Bert Jansch’s style, I can safely say that the extent of his skill on the guitar really was immense, and coupled with a melancholy voice, made for fantastic folk music. This is especially evident in his interpretations of old folk songs, such as ‘She moved through the fair’.

Rest in peace Bert, you will be missed, but I don’t doubt that your music will live on and on.

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Infomercials King Don Lapre found dead in jail cell

TV Salesman Don Lapre has been found dead in his jail cell, the authorities said. The apparent cause of death – suicide.

His death comes just days before he was set to stand trail in a $52 million fraud case against him, according to reports. Lapre, who proclaimed himself the “King of Infomercials” had been charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering through his company, “The Greatest Vitamin in the World.”

The 47-year-old was known for his late-night commercials, which were parodied on Saturday Night Live.

The salesman, who was doing time in Arizona, was indicted for scamming millions of dollars from at least 220,000 people between 2004 and 2007. He allegedly set up a pyramid scheme used to sell vitamins that did not provide the health benefits he claimed.

David Spade doing a parody of Don Lapre on Saturday Night Live

Lapre would have faced between $250,000 to $500,000 per count and five to 25 years in federal prison, had he been convicted. Pretty hefty. Guess life wouldn’t seem worth living if you were faced with that kind of sentence.

Lapre was a high-school dropout. In 1990 him and his wife, whom he married in 1988, started a credit repair business called Unknown Concepts. Lapre then began selling a 36-page booklet explaining how to recover a Federal Home Association insurance refund after paying off a home mortgage. On TV infomercials that ran during the early-mid 1990s Lapre claimed that by placing “tiny classified ads” in newspapers he was able to make $50,000 week from his one bedroom apartment.He also began offering “900” phone lines.

Soon he rose to fame with his many “lucrative” and “beneficial” schemes, including “The Greatest Vitamin in the World” and the “Making Money Package”. He was criticized as selling questionable business plans that often did not work for his clients. In 1992, he began broadcasting The Making Money Show with Don Lapre, which promised viewers that they could make money as easily as he had. For several years the show was ranked among the ten most frequently broadcast cable television infomercials.

Consumer watchdog organizations such as Quackwatch have accused Lapre of flogging get-rich-quick schemes. Web sites such as the Ripoff Report have numerous consumer complaints about Lapre and his products and business practices. Lapre, on the other hand, seemed to have not been so vexed about the bad reviews he was getting. The charming man that he evidently was, was once quoted as saying, “…I really don’t give a rat’s ass about what people think about me.”

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Doritos inventor dies

Arch West, the inventor of Doritos (the tasty snack) has passed away at the age of 97. According to information acquired by TMZ, the legend will be buried with three different flavours of his prized invention.

Nacho average ceremony indeed!! (Unfortunately I can’t take the credit for that amazing pun, it was courtesy of TMZ). His daughter said the family plans on “tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn” when he is buried.

I don’t want to rewrite the following sentence, as it made me chuckle: “TMZ spoke with West’s son-in-law … who tells us the family will use Original, Cool Ranch and Nacho flavored Doritos, since those were West’s favorite. He was NOT a fan of the Cheeseburger flavor, so those will not be used.”

Doritos are a staple in the diets of stoners, layabouts and over-eaters the world over

Apparently Arch West was inspired to create one of the world’s tastiest snacks after a family holiday to San Diego, where he found a stall selling fried tortilla chips.

I have never really given much thought to the inventor of Doritos before, but now that I do, I feel truly grateful to good old Arch, rest his soul. My student days would not have been the same without a bag of the chili flavoured delights (sometimes accompanied by one of those delicious dips) in my room (or in someone else’s room – the point is they were always there, like a good old friend). Whether you’re stoned, depressed, bored or genuinely hungry, Doritos are the answer.

I’m not sure about American flavours, but in the UK, I seem to remember the “Cheese” variety being one of the less popular ones. I actually quite like it, but my favourite is definitely Chili and I find the Original a bit bland.

[adsense]Anyway, time for a little trivia: “Doritos” were released in the United States in 1964, the first tortilla chip to be launched nationally. The word “dorito” sounds similar to “doradito,” which means “little golden” in Spanish.

And we’re not the only ones to have fallen prey to the snack’s marketing campaigns. For all we know, there may be extra-terrestrial beings who are licking their lips and craving Doritos. In 2008 the chips were promoted by an “out-of-this-world” advertising campaign, literally beaming a 30 second advertisement for Doritos brand tortilla chips into a planetary system 42 light years away. The project was in collaboration with EISCAT Space Center in Svalbard, Norway. The “You Make It, We’ll Play It” contest chose the winning advertisement that was transmitted on June 12, 2008. The ad was beamed towards a distant star within the Ursa Major constellation that is orbited by planets which may harbor life

Watch this space. Earth may soon be invaded by aliens on a desperate quest for Doritos, Nacho Cheese flavour.

Aaliyah remembered 10 years after death

R&B sensation Aaliyah died at the age of 22 in a plane crash in the Bahamas. 10 years on, the music industry paused to mark the sad anniversary.

Twitter was overwhelmed by stars paying homage to the young star. “RIP Aaliyah,” wrote Diddy.

“I’ve grown up to you, idolized you, watched others try to capture what you had to no avail. You are the one & only Aaliyah! Never forgotten.” Solange Knowles Tweeted.

Missy Elliott, who worked closely with Aaliyah on her second album, One in a Million, told EW: “It doesn’t feel like it’s been 10 years because Aaliyah’s leaving is still fresh in our minds and always will be. What I will miss the most about Aaliyah is her laugh and smile. She could light up any room. … I’ll also miss recording with her because she wasn’t ever scared to push boundaries as an artist.”

Aaliyah died tragically at the age of just 22

Aaliyah Haughton was born in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She was discovered at the age of 10 when she appeared on a television show called Star Search. By the age of 12 she had signed to Jive and her uncle’s label Blackground Records.

It was her uncle, Barry Hankerson, who introduced Aaliyah to successful recording artist R. Kelly and together they produced the star’s debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, which sold over 3 million copies in the US. She later faced allegations of an illegal marriage to R.Kelly and traded her Jive contract for one with Atlantic Records.

She worked with prominent producers Missy Elliott and Timbaland on album number two, One in a Million, which sold almost 4 million copies in the US and starred in the film Romeo Must Die, which spawned her biggest hit Try Again. The single earned her a Grammy Award nomination and topped the Billboard Top 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this.

In 2001, the year of her death, Aaliyah realeased her final, eponymous album and played a role in Queen of the Damned. On August 25th, she died along with eight others in a plane which crashed in The Bahamas, She had just finished filming the music video to Rock The Boat.

[adsense]The pilot was unlicensed at the time and traces of cocaine and alcohol were found in his system during the post mortem. Aaliyah’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways after the singer’s death, which was settled out of court.

She is listed by Billboard as the 10th most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years and 27th most successful R&B artist overall.

Other stars who have recently met their untimely death include Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy, heiress Casey Johnson and pop legend Michael Jackson.

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Treme actor's body found in river

The body of actor Michael Showers was found floating along the Mississippi river last Wednesday. Showers was a star in HBO drama Treme and played the role of police Capt. John Guidry.

According to a New Orleans official, Showers, 45, could have been in the river for up to two days before it was discovered by the captain of a steamboat.

Treme creator David Simon said Showers was a talented artist.

The actor was reported missing by his girlfriend, who became worried when he did not return home after a night out in the French Quarter. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death.

In the series, Showers’ captain comes under criticism for his command over the department’s homicide squad, especially in the real-life murder case of Helen Hill, which producers worked into the plot of the story.

“Michael Showers was a fine actor who contributed his talents to our drama in the warmest and most professional way,” said series creator David Simon in a statement from HBO on Thursday. 

[adsense]He later also told the Time-Picayune: “He did very well with what we gave him. We did not want him to be a complete mustache-twirler in the sense of complete villain, but we wanted him to be very institutional and very resistant to an outside critique, which I think is typical of all institutions and I think very typical of the NOPD at that particular time in its history.

“He was representing an institution that was sitting on top of an awful lot of dysfunction, and we represented that.”

Fellow Treme star Wendell Pierce Tweeted on Wednesday night: “Rest in Peace to my costar Michael Showers. ‘Capt Guidry’ on TREME. He will be a lasting part of our New Orleans story and television history.”

Showers had also previously appeared on TV in shows like Breaking Bad, The Vampire Diaries and in feature films including I LoveYou Phillip Morris and The Tree of Life.

Other stars who have recently met their untimely death include Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy, heiress Casey Johnson and pop legend Michael Jackson.

Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson has died

Nick Ashford, who with wife Valerie Simpson wrote hit Motown songs such as Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand and I’m Every Woman, has died from throat cancer at the age of 70.

Ashford, from Michigan, met Valerie Simpson, from the Bronx, in a Harlem church in 1964 when he was 21 and she was 17. Ashford had initially decided to move to New York to start a dancing career. Instead, the pair began to write songs together and married 10 years later. Together they wrote some of the most memorable songs of the century, which were performed by iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Chaka Khan. They even performed some songs themselves, under the name of Ashford & Simpson, including 80s hit Solid as a Rock.

Diana Ross performed Ashford & Simpson songs

In 1978, Ashford spoke to People about his marriage to Simpson, saying: “Being married is the best thing that ever happened to me. I don’t feel like I’m married. Valerie brought me around to the idea that every time you fight it isn’t the end. You can knock each other down but then you make love.”

Simpson admitted that she had doubts about getting married initially, but then came round to it: ‘First he decided we should have a baby,” she said with a laugh. “Then we bought the house. I still thought getting married was, oh, so old. I wanted him to think of me as his woman, not his wife. But when I realized that I felt secure enough to allow him all the freedom he needed, we went ahead.’

Friends and fellow music industry legends are mourning the artist. In a statement to the AP, Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire said, ‘They had magic, and that’s what creates those wonderful hits, that magic. Without those songs, those artists wouldn’t have been able to go to the next level.’

[adsense]In the mid-’90s, the couple opened the Sugar Bar in Manhattan, where they frequently performed their own songs. They also connected with a new generation of music lovers when they worked with the late Amy Winehouse on her track, Tears Dry on Their Own. The pair received a songwriting credit for the song, which samples Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

As well as his wife, Ashford leaves behind his daughters Nicole and Asia.

Click here to find out more about throat cancer. Celebrities who have battled throat cancer include Michael Douglas and George Harrison of the Beatles.

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Amy Winehouse died in bed with no drugs in sight

Amy Winehouse was found dead in her bed with no sign of paraphernalia or drugs nearby. A police source told People that the authorities searched the star’s London home and found nothing.

It was also revealed that Winehouse may have been dead for up to six hours before she was found by a security guard at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Rigor mortis had already set it, suggesting she had been dead for several hours. The troubled singer had been in touch with her security team at 10 a.m., saying she was going to sleep.

There were no drugs found near Amy Winehouse's body

Another source said Winehouse had been to see a doctor on Friday night as part of a routine check-up, due to her ongoing battle with drug addiction, and was given the all-clear. It also emerged that she was strong enough to play her drum kit that same night so loud that the neighbours complained.

Her cause of death remains undetermined and a toxicology report may take weeks to complete.

Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch said the family was “devastated and speechless”. The former cabbie made an appearance at the star’s home today to thank well-wishers.

[adsense]”I can’t tell you what this means to us. It really is making this a lot easier for us,” he said of the tributes and to fans gathered in Camden Square.

“Amy was about one thing, and that was love. Her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends, and to you guys as well,” he said.

The singer’s friend and PR man Chris Goodman said she had suffered setbacks in recent weeks in her battle against addiction: “She was on the mend but she lapsed over the past month. Her death has come as a great shock. She was a fantastic talent and a sweet girl,” he said.

Read about other stars who died young such as Heath Ledger, Kurt CobainRyan DunnJimi HendrixJim Morrisson and Andy Irons.

Shamy Winehouse is Dead: Does Anyone Really Care?

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. And even worse, an addiction played out as the world salaciously watched and salivated, savouring every picture of her bruised, bedraggled, bleeding and intoxicated body and persona. No one is surprised but everyone is shocked.

But when the self-destructive girl was abnormally clean and healthy, no one was really interested in her. What’s newsworthy about that? We liked Amy Winehouse the clown entertaining everyone as they sat at their grey desks in grim offices and pedestrian jobs, looking for excuses not to work. Look at her pulling funny faces with her make up smeared across her face; look at her funny skinny legs, isn’t she a fabulous disaster? Ha ha ha. Ho ho ho. She can sing as well you know. But no one likes a clown without their make up or funny trousers on.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was actually a singer as well as a junkie.

As a nation of alcoholics many of us looked at her and thought, ‘God, not even I’m that bad!’ – and it made us feel that bit better, knowing that our own paltry addictions and afflictions couldn’t compete with Amy Winehouse’s much publicised downfall. However drunk and offensive and embarrassing we became, Amy always did it better. And instead of just embarrassing pictures on Facebook only accessible by a handful of ‘friends’, Amy’s images were plastered across every red top juicepaper and every sanguinary celebrity website that thirsted for her pixelated celebrity blood.

Proving what a pathetic and sick bunch the human race is, her second album Back in Black re-entered the charts the day after her death. All of a sudden, with her departure, everyone is Amy Winehouse’s friend, everyone is an Amy Winehouse fan. The same rubberneckers that drank up the sometimes shocking images of her like gossip-hungry vampires whilst she was alive now mourn her passing, like they were a close friend.

Amy Winehouse looking sexy and sassy.

Amy Winehouse looking sexy and sassy.

And the tasteless stupidity doesn’t stop there. Some idiots in the guise of fans (or is it the other way around?) , have adorned her shrine in Camden Square, London with cigarettes and vodka bottles, which is like leaving a tumour at the grave of a cancer victim or Semtex at the shrine of someone wiped out during a bombing.

[adsense]A pilgrimage of fans and friends went to the Hawley Arms pub in North London – a trendy bar often visited by Winehouse and other famous Camdenite co-drinkers, all wanting to drink in the pub that she frequently attended. Which is exactly why people have been going to the Hawley Arms and a handful of other fashionable bars every other night anyway.

Perhaps if she’d got out of Camden – a melting pot for junkies and lushes and scabby musicians, she’d have stood a chance of survival. The area has achieved new status in the last few years due to the presence of Winehouse and her cohorts, turning regular pubs into trendy holes frequented by those desperate to be in the same space as some celebrity, like that might make them cool by association.

But there is really nothing cool about being an alcoholic or a junkie. It’s about time it stopped being romanticised by the creative industries: the troubled writer, the tortured artist, the suicidal genius.

Amy Winehouse before and after

Amy Winehouse: Attractive and healthy to skinny and drug-addled.

It’s no more tragic that Amy Winehouse died than if one of us mere mortals dies. It’s just more public. She had the opportunity to have a fantastic life. She could have done anything she wanted to but she screwed it up. She was a beautiful young woman – despite the many unflattering and scabrous images available on the internet – with a stunning voice, but she had one massive weakness – the brain of an addict and the propensity for self destruction. A propensity that made her exponentially more famous than simply having a tremendous voice, ever could.

I battled with drink problems and drug issues for many years, the only difference between Amy Winehouse and a regular lush or junkie is that the regular lush or junkie generally has to be able to function on some level. We have to make a living. We have responsibilities, we have to stay sober long enough to perform our jobs. We can’t afford to marinate ourselves in booze and drugs all day, otherwise we would.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse: sexy bitch.

So did alcohol kill her? Did drugs kill her? Did fame kill her? Or did Amy Winehouse kill herself? I wonder if the deceased chanteuse is worth more to her record label dead than alive? Is she less hassle and worry to her loved ones dead than she was alive? Definitely, I’d say.

I don’t care that we lost a great talent. Amy Winehouse was undoubtedly exceptionally talented. I care that we lost a young woman who should have been helped and protected; a young woman who was unable to cope with the fame that came with having a recognised talent.

On the other hand, Amy Winehouse was a sad alcoholic and a pathetic junkie and shouldn’t be revered for this type of behaviour, any more than the smack heads that skulk around the back streets of Camden Town. But of course she will be. She will be escalated to rock n roll martyr. Her death will guarantee her longevity. Something that continuing to live couldn’t have guaranteed.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

We are all to blame for Amy Winehouse’s death. When I say ‘all’ I mean all of us that took pleasure in the images of her looking dreadful, drug addled and demented on booze and drugs. All of us that drank with her or took drugs with her were condoning her public suicide. But most of all, the hideous and unprincipled media that were always on hand, stalking her in order to capture every indiscretion and amplify it.

Amy Winehouse didn’t court public attention like media whores such as Lady Gaga do but garnered attention accidentally through having a great voice and an equally great affliction. I don’t believe Amy Winehouse was a lost cause. I believe that if she’d been kept away from Camden and other losers she could have turned her life around, as I and so many other losers have. I think that if she’d had a decent support network and if the media had left her alone, she’d have pulled through. She didn’t need an end to her suffering – whatever the course of that was – she wasn’t a wounded creature beyond repair. She could have survived. But that’s not very rock & roll, is it?

Ok, so we lost another junkie. So what? But unfortunately a young woman with a tremendous voice was lost too. Shame, huh?

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Amy Winehouse 'bought ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine' on night before death

The recently deceased Amy Winehouse reportedly bought a variety of drugs on the night before her death. The songstress was apparently seen buying substances possibly including ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and even heroin from a dealer at around 10.30 pm in Camden on Friday night. She is also said to have been drinking heavily that night, which may have helped trigger a lethal reaction.

A source told The People: “Amy seemed determined to have a big one on Friday night. She was out in Camden on Friday evening, but seemed determined to carry on the party back at her flat. None of us know who was with her into the early hours of Saturday. But getting out of it was clearly her main priority of the night.”

Winehouse was branded a great talent

The information was seconded by another source from a Camden pub, who said that Winehouse was seen buying cocaine from a well-known dealer in the area.

The Sunday Mirror, in the meantime, received information from friends of the singer that they believe the star died of an adverse reaction to a bad pill, made worse by the large quantity of alcohol she had consumed.

“It was an ecstasy overdose. She could do cocaine until the cows come home. But this was obviously a dodgy pill.”

Winehouse is also known to have suffered from emphysema – a disease affecting the lungs, which causes shortness of breath. A post-mortem is due to be carried out today to determine the exact cause of death. She was found dead at her Camden home yesterday from a suspected drug overdose.

The  singer has become the latest addition to what has come to be known as ‘Club 27’. Musicians including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin are among those who also passed away in their 27th year. Almost all these deaths have somehow been linked to drug abuse, alcoholism or suicide.

If only Amy Winehouse stuck to just coffee more often

Although suicide has not been pinned as the likely cause of Winehouse’s death, it is known that she was struggling with her break-up with director Reg Traviss at the time. A much bigger struggle, however, came in the form of drug addiction. Winehouse had had several public meltdowns during her time in the limelight and more than a few stints in rehab.

Fans have been leaving flowers, candles and message outside her North London home since news of the death emerged. They have also been gathering in the singer’s favourite pub – The Hawley Arms. Winehouse was a valued customer and had previously been photographed pouring pints to customers herself.

The pub’s owner told the Independent on Sunday: “She was a special person with a good soul and this should not have happened. We will sorely miss her.”

Winehouse’s management, Metropolis Music, released a statement today saying: “We are trying to come to terms with the death of a dear friend and colleague, the most amazing artist and talent. We will always remember Amy as a vibrant, funny, caring young woman who made everyone around her feel welcome.  We have lost a very special person, part of our family.”

Click here to read about other stars who died too young, including River Phoenix, Ryan Dunn, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy and Andy Irons.

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Charlie Sheen is dead: rumours are untrue

The rumour mill is at it again on the fake celebrity death conveyor belt. Today, much to the disappointment of many people, Charlie Sheen is the target of failed malicious death speculation; albeit it fake.

Charlie Sheen isn't dead, nor is he a zombie.

How Charlie Sheen might look had he actually died and become a zombie.


Given his recent shenanigans it’s not hard to imagine the ego-maniac face down in a puddle of his own evacuation on the floor of some arbitrary backstage area, such were the potency of his excesses. Sheen however is hardier than that; impudent in fact and not the sort to give in when the world turned against him. After his spectacular and highly public self-destruction the former Two and a Half Men star consumed copious amounts of Tiger Blood and forged himself into the guise of a warlock as he battened down the hatches against a media onslaught which would have destroyed lesser egos.

Charlie Sheen is remarkable in many ways. His durability has to be admired but his unfortunate behaviour does little to endear him to colder crowds. His bullish, childish nature undermines what could otherwise be a brilliant act, as witnessed in flashes on his Torpedo of Truth tour which is miraculously still pulling crowds and still causing them to go home scratching their heads.

Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth

Sheen's comic book persona highlights the fact he's never lived in the real world.

Constant slating of his ex-wives, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller, along with his ex-producer Chuck Lorre (who has since replaced him on Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher) leaves you with a sense that his rants and raves are the last line of defence for the bruised ego of a spoilt child which should never have been elevated to such heights in the first place.

There is nothing charming about his childish tirades and his word play has been used to better effect by many before him, not least the late Hunter S. Thompson whose brilliant mind was able to not only politically and socially observe but to dissect and put into words in a way that made it understandable and clear to everyone.

Thompson was a poet whereas Sheen is a hack, self-hawker and a wannabe.

Charlie Sheen drinking on the roof of his LA mansion.

Charlie Sheen finds the violent torpedo of truth in the bottom of a bottle of tiger blood.

Seeing headlines of ‘Charlie Sheen is dead’ come as no shock, nor does the lack of their validity. Sheen and his faux death rumours are a product of the media tangle we all live in and while the circus never stops and the disappointment never subsides, we live in hope that truth will one day take hold and save us from the nonsense on all fronts.

RIP Charlie Sheen – your career died a long time ago but your ego still shines.

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Read about other fake celebrity deaths such as Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Owen Wilson and Wesley Snipes.