Dead Pool 10th March 2019
Look Who You Could Have Had:
- King Kong Bundy, 61, American professional wrestler (WCCW, WWF) and actor (Married…with Children).
- Keith Flint, 49, English singer (The Prodigy), suicide.
- Luke Perry, 52, American actor (Beverly Hills, 90210, Riverdale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), complications from a stroke.
- Magenta Devine, 61, British television presenter (Rough Guide, Network 7).
- Jed Allan, 84, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, Lassie).
And back in February…
In Other News
Britain’s popular former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno is recovering after being hospitalised with pneumonia. The much-loved 57-year-old was left ‘in agony’ over the weekend and took himself to hospital on the back of two meet-and-greets with fans in Bristol and Guiseley. He was seen by doctors in the early hours of Monday morning and should soon be released from hospital with heavy medication. Bruno will then take a few days to rest and recuperate. ‘Frank has contracted pneumonia,’ his agent Dave Davies confirmed on Monday. Davies continued: ‘He did two gigs over the weekend – he was in a bit of pain on Saturday but didn’t want to let the people down in Bristol, then (Sunday) morning he had an afternoon job in Guiseley and he was in agony then. ‘But ever the professional, he wanted to do the job, so went and did the job and went straight to hospital.’ Bruno has been out of the ring since defeat by Mike Tyson in 1996. Alongside his public speaking appearances, the 57-year-old is a regular at British fight nights.
Whoopi Goldberg has revealed she came close to dying due to pneumonia, in a new video message about her health. The actor and TV host shared the update on Friday in order to explain why she has been absent from the ABC talk show The View for a month. “I am here, I am up and moving around, not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am OK. I’m not dead,” Goldberg said. She explained that she contracted pneumonia in both lungs then was “septic”, meaning “there was fluids, there was all kinds of stuff going on”. Sepsis and septic shock can surface as complications from any infection, including pneumonia, which is an infection affecting one or both lungs. “Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth,” Goldberg added. “Good news, I didn’t. Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying.” She quipped: “Even people who are not huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me. We all know that’s going to change when I get back, but for right now, it’s brilliant!”
Apparently poetry fans are beginning to take things rather seriously. Scottish actor Tam Dean Burn is recovering at home after being stabbed in a street attack. Dead Pool Towers understands the 60-year-old had finished speaking at an event at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh when he was assaulted outside the venue. The actor, whose credits include Outlander and Fortitude, was initially treated in hospital but later released. Police said a man had been arrested in connection with the incident. The 42-year-old was arrested outside the city’s Crichton Close at about 16:00 on Saturday, a police spokesman said. The incident happened after a tribute event to the Scottish poet Tom Leonard, who died last year. About 60 people – including Mr Burn, Liz Lochhead, Joy Hendry, Kevin Williamson and George Gunn – attended the event, which began at 13:30. Mr Burn was reportedly attacked outside the venue shortly after the event concluded at 15:30.
And finally, a billionaire diamond trader has died after ‘suffering a heart attack’ during a penis enlargement operation in Paris. Ehud Arye Laniado, 65, was at an unidentified private clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital on Saturday when complications during surgery proved fatal. The experienced diamond expert’s heart attack happened when a substance was injected into his penis, Belgian media reported. Mr Laniado’s company Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp, confirmed his passing. A statement from the firm said: ‘Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.’ A friend of Mr Laniado’s, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was ‘always focused on his appearance and how others perceived him’. Mr Laniado reportedly owned the most expensive penthouse in Monaco worth more than £30million, as well as a house in the plush LA suburb of Bel Air, where he was said to have loved to drink bottles of Chateau Margaux with models and celebrities. In all likelihood, he could only pleasure these models when he pulled out his American Express.
On This Day
- 1629 – Charles I of England dissolves Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule; which is what we need right now.
- 1876 – The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
- 1977 – Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus. Tee hee…
- 1913 – Harriet Tubman, American nurse and activist (b. 1820)
- 1942 – Wilbur Scoville, American pharmacist and chemist (b. 1865)
- 1988 – Andy Gibb, Manx-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1958)
- 1998 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor and director (b. 1913)
- 2005 – Dave Allen, Irish-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- 2016 – Keith Emerson, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1944)
Last Week’s Birthdays
Juliette Binoche (55), Freddie Prinze Jr. (43), Micky Dolenz (74), Cynthia Rothrock (62), Rachel Weisz (49), Bryan Cranston (63), Rob Reiner (72), Shaquille O’Neal (47), Tom Arnold (60), Alan Davies (53), Fred Williamson (81), Jolene Blalock (44), Eva Mendes (45), Matt Lucas (45), Dean Stockwell (83), Paul Blackthorne (50), Penn Jillette (64), Patsy Kensit (51), Dominique Pinon (64), Jessica Biel (37), Julie Bowen (49), Miranda Richardson (61), Charlie Brooker (48), and Brian Cox (51).
If you got this far, fair play to you! I thought I’d share this little tweet from James Blunt which I blatantly stole off Jemm’s Fb.