Posts Tagged ‘Death’
APPLE has announced that Steve Jobs, at age 56 has died. In 2004, a cancerous tumor in Jobs’ pancreas was successfully removed. After his operation he continued to struggle with his health and revelaed that his disease was more complicated than he thought. In 2009, he received a successful liver transplant but it would only buy him so much time. After years of failing health, the former Apple CEO left his position on August 24th, 2011. As he left, Jobs stated.
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”
Apple has released the following statement:
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
The site where Ryan Dunn’s Porsche crashed was turned into a make shift memorial by friends, family and fans. Hundreds of goers stop by to leave pictures, cards, candles and flowers in his memory. Recently the site has been vandalized by someone that may be a bad speller.
The guard rail adorned with messages written fans and family was spray painted over with the words “Ritch Prick.” Yes, “Ritch.” So there are no suspects, police say it would be impossible to narrow down when or who vandalized the guard rail as there are numerous visitors every hour.
Ryan Dunn, famous for his time with the Jackass and CKY Crew died in a car crash in Pennsylvania early Monday morning. Dunn was only 34 years old.
Rumors of his death started to spread early Monday morning until Bam Margera’s mother, April, called into a local radio show to confirm the tragic accident. The photo to the left was taken just hours before the accident. Dunn was reportedly at Barnaby’s of America in West Chester, PA hanging out with friends and drinking. There are currently conflicting reports regarding whether he was too drunk or not.
According to the police report Dunn and an unidentified passenger were killed in the crash on Route 322 around 2:30am Eastern Time. Dunn was at the wheel and identified by his tattoos. The police Press Release states that the accident occurred in Dunn’s 2007 Porsche 911 GT3, a high speed performance car. Dunn’s Porsche reportedly ran through a metal guard rail, where it went off road and became uncontrollable, it went past 40 yards of trees before finally hitting one tree where it exploded into flames upon collision.
Update: Ryan Dunn’s unidentified passenger has been identified as Zachary Hartwell, a former production assistant for the JackAss movies and friend of Dunn. After reconstructing the accident, Police Officials estimate Dunn was driving over 130mph at the time of the accident. According to the coroner, both victims died a violent death. West Goshen Police also tell the Daily Local News that Dunn’s blood alcohol level was .196, almost two and a half times the legal limit of .08 but no other substances were found in his blood. Toxicology reports are estimated to be completed in 4-6 weeks.
Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed femme fatale whose smoldering talent and eight marriages made her a legend of Hollywood’s golden era, died on Wednesday March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles. She was 79.
The two-time Oscar winner suffered from congestive heart failure and had been hospitalized in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since mid-February.
“We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it,” her son Michael Wilding said in a statement to The Times. “Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.” He and Taylor’s other children, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton, were with their mom when she died, publicist Sally Morrison said.
Taylor, child actress turned adult Academy Award-winner and AIDS/HIV activist, was also known for her beauty and her love life — married eight times to seven men, with Richard Burton the one with whom she once said the love “was just too much” — as well as her friendship with the late Michael Jackson. While movie critic Kenneth Turan, in an appreciation, remembers the violet-eyed actress as being in “a class by herself”:
Her astonishingly dramatic personal life, characterized by full-throttle romantic love and later recriminations, serious illnesses and tragic deaths, matched the drama of her on-screen roles stride for stride and maybe even bested it.
Her movies — to name but a few — included “Lassie Come Home” and “National Velvet” as a tween ; “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Paul Newman; “Giant” with Rock Hudson and James Dean; “Cleopatra,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and more with Richard Burton; and “Butterfield 8” with Eddie Fisher. “Virginia Woolf” and “Butterfield 8” had her winning lead actress Oscars.