Category Archives: Obituaries

Breaking Korean News: A young Korean actress (Jang Jin Young/장진영) passes away at 35 years old

jang jinyoung
Another one of the young and beautiful passes away at a very young age. More pics of this South Korean actress and former model follow. Continue reading

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King of Pop dead? Charlie’s Angel’s Queen of the blond hair do dead too?

Micheal Jackson Dies?

Micheal Jackson Dies?

UPDATE: Looks like multiple sources are now saying the King of Pop is dead.  CNN reports “Pop icon Michael Jackson has died in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports” and the New York Times says “Michael Jackson, 50, Is Dead.”

Thanks to my best friend’s sister Shirley, I just saw her status saying that TMZ.com reported Micheal Jackson died.  I looked on ABCNews.com and it says he’s suffered from a cardiac arrest, but hasn’t confirmed he has passed.  CNN reports the same and so doese the NYTimes.com.  Micheal Jackson (actually spelled “Michael” Jackson, but mispelled here just fyi) passing would really rock the music industry despite his lack of success in recent years.   I think he was trying to do a tour or something to make up for all his losses and lack of funds, but of course, he’s not the same as he was at his height.

CNN though has confirmed or reported that Farah Fawcett (rather Farrah Fawcett) of Charlie’s Angels fame has died.  She was 12 years older than Jackson.  She died of anal cancer. She was also known for literally having the blond hair do that every woman wanted at the time (which I believe was in the 1970’s).  She was THE sex symbol at the time.  She probably helped continue if not start a new wave of people LOVING blonds in the United States.

Farah Fawcett Passes

Farah Fawcett Passes

Two HUGE icons passing really makes this an interesting & sad day for the entertainment industry.  Not sure what to think of these two passing…(if it’s true that Michael Jackson died…)

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Lung Cancer takes famous novelist, poet, writer John Updike

Young John Updike

Young John Updike

I’ve heard his name a bunch of times, but actually had no idea he was still alive.  To be frank, I thought he was as long gone as Hemingway or one of his contemporaries.  However, I just noticed he passed away a couple days ago on the 27th of January.  His most famous work was his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered).

Rest in peace Mr. Updike.

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Inspirational Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch Dies at 47 Years Old

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Prof whose ‘last lecture’ became a sensation dies of Pancreatic Cancer (at the young age of 47 years old)

Randy Pausch's family - author of the Last Lecture

Randy Pausch's family - author of the Last Lecture

I first heard about Professor Pausch back in February of this year when someone forwarded a video clip where he tells people to live out your childhood dreams. It was definitely a great speech to listen to and it does remind us that your life can be taken at any moment. It was also something that I wrote about recently in just not being scared & doing what you should do in life. So, it’s a bit coincidental that he passed away just today (which is still July 25th in the United States). I’ve also been thinking more seriously about working on my WhenILeave.com project more recently as well which is definitely related to his passing. Continue reading

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