Dead Pool 12th May 2019
A quick round up this week, I’m sure you all have better things to do. A few unexpected deaths this week, but aren’t they all!
Look Who You Could Have Had:
- Adam Sky, 42, Australian DJ, severed artery from broken glass.
- Alvin Sargent, 92, American screenwriter (Julia, Ordinary People, The Amazing Spider-Man).
- Freddie Starr, 76, English comedian.
- Peggy Lipton, 72, U.S. actress & model (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks, The Postman), cancer.
- Pua Magasiva, 38, Samoan-born New Zealand actor (Shortland Street, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, 30 Days of Night).
In Other News
For those of you who follow wrestling, you’ll be rather surprised to hear that Cesar Barron, known as Silver King, a professional wrestler and actor has died after collapsing during a bout in London. He was a star in his native Mexico and appeared alongside the comic actor Jack Black in the 2005 film Nacho Libre. The 51-year-old was performing at the Roundhouse in Camden when he reportedly fell to the canvas. A fellow Mexican wrestler paid tribute to his “great rival”, saying: “He went as he wanted: fighting!” El Hijo del Santo, aka Jorge Rodriguez, tweeted his “deep regret” at the death of his “partner in so many battles”. Barron had been in the middle of a match at the Greatest Show of Lucha Libre event on Saturday. Reports in Mexican media suggest he may have suffered a heart attack. Roberto Carrera Maldonado, who attended the fight, said it initially looked like his collapse was part of the show. “It felt like it was staged,” he told the media. “Obviously it was quite normal in the fight.” But the wrestler stayed on the floor despite the referee’s efforts to revive him. Footage posted online shows the referee and several other men coming to his aid after he collapsed. “All of us were really shocked – it wasn’t clear what was happening,” Mr Carrera said. “I had the impression they didn’t know what to do.”
Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry was laid to rest in a “mushroom suit”, his daughter has revealed, but what exactly is this eco-friendly burial option? Sophie Perry spoke in an Instagram post of how mushrooms now hold an entirely new meaning for her, as she praised her late father’s alternative mode of interment. He died in March after suffering a massive stroke. “Any explanation I give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms,” she posted from the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in California. “My dad discovered it, and was more excited by this than I have ever seen him. He was buried in this suit, one of his final wishes. They are truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet, and I want to share it with all of you.” The mushroom suit, or infinity burial suit, was developed by Jae Rhim Lee, founder of Coeio, a California-based green burial company. The firm claims to have found a better way to reduce the body’s toxic pollutants, including lead and mercury, which are often released into the environment during decomposition and cremation. Made from organic cotton embedded with material from specially cultivated mushrooms, the firm says its infinity burial suit “delivers nutrients from body to surrounding plant roots efficiently”. The firm promises to plant two trees for every suit it sells. Its website says the mushroom suit – which costs $1,500 (£1,144) – is currently out of stock, although it does have a version for pets. Green burials are not a new concept. In Washington state compost burials have been presented as an alternative burial option by the company Recompose. The idea is that the human body composts so loved ones take home a pot of soil instead of an urn of ash.
On This Day
- 1926 – The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
- 1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home.
- 1982 – During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.
- 2008 – An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
- 2010 – Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing 103 out of the 104 people on board.
- 2015 – Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.
- 1994 – John Smith, Scottish-English lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
- 2001 – Perry Como, American singer and television host (b. 1912)
- 2014 – H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (b. 1940)
- 2018 – Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer (b. 1945)
Last Week’s Birthdays
Pam Ferris (71), Holly Valance (36), Meg Foster (71), Maureen Lipman (73), Bono (59), Rosario Dawson (40), Glenda Jackson (83), Billy Joel (70), Vicky McClure (36), David Attenborough (93), Stephen Amell (38), Enrique Iglesias (44), Richard O’Sullivan (75), Adrianne Palicki (36), George Clooney (58), Alan Dale (72), Pippa Haywood (58), Henry Cavill (36), Zach McGowan (39), John Rhys-Davies (75), Richard E. Grant (62), Lance Henriksen (79), Michael Palin (76), Adele (31) and Chris Brown (30).
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