Showing posts with label Artist Death. Show all posts
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November 6, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller OD, Dead at 26

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Rapper Mac Miller 26, died of accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol

Mac Miller, a well-known producer and rapper, died from accidentally overdosing on a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in September, the Los Angeles County coroner said Monday.
Miller, 26, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found Sept. 7 in the bedroom of his Studio City home and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. A friend of Miller’s who called authorities told paramedics that the artist seemed to go into cardiac arrest, a source involved in the investigation told The Times in September.
Los Angeles police officials quickly determined there were no signs of foul play and turned the investigation over to coroner’s officials. Authorities at the time suspected he had overdosed but waited to make an announcement until toxicology tests had been completed.
The rapper had long struggled with drug and alcohol issues.
Shortly after his public split with singer Ariana Grande in May, Miller crashed his Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV into a pole. The singer and two passengers fled the scene in the San Fernando Valley, but he was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Miller was best known for his hits “Donald Trump,” “Self Care” and “Programs.” He garnered attention as a teenager in Pittsburgh with a series of mix tapes. Miller also worked as a producer under the name Larry Fisherman.
Miller’s struggles had played out in the tabloids, particularly his relationship with Grande.
In an interview published in August in Rolling Stone, Miller said that his breakup with Grande was difficult but that he was moving on with a new album.
“I’m just being real. That’s good. Now I have space for me. And that’s great too,” he told the magazine.
He also pushed back against concerns over his drug use.
“If a bunch of people think I am a huge drug addict, OK. Cool. What can I really do?” he said. “Have I done drugs? Yeah. But am I a drug addict? No.”
In an interview with Vulture, he said he tried not to worry about the headlines about him and what others think.
“It just seems exhausting to always be battling something … to always be battling for what you think your image is supposed to be. You’re never going to be able to get anything across. It’s never gonna be the real … No one’s gonna ever really know me,” he said.
In his last Instagram story before his death, Miller posted a video of a record player spinning “So It Goes,” the last track on his fifth studio album, “Swimming.” The song includes the lyric “Nine lives, never die … I’m still gettin’ high.”

June 11, 2018

Actor Jackson Odell Dead at 20 [Ari at The Goldbergs]

Jackson Odell

Jackson Odell has died at the age of 20.
The musician and actor, best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on ABC’s The Goldbergs from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive at his Tarzana, California, residence on Friday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
“The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday,” his family in a statement posted to his Twitter page. “He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world who knew and loved him does as well.”
The family continued, “We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately. We will not be making any more statements.”
The actor’s career also included small roles on Private PracticeModern Family, iCarly and Arrested Development. 
He was also a singer-songwriter who contributed several original songs to the soundtrack for the 2018 movie Forever My Girl.  
Actress Ariel Winter mourned his loss on social media, writing about their time together on Modern Family.
“Devastated to hear about the passing of Jackson Odell,” she wrote. “I knew Jackson since we were 12 years old, and he even appeared in an episode of Modern Family. We didn’t talk much as we entered our high school years, but I’m glad I got to spend time with him before his end. Very hard for me to hear about anyone passing away, but someone so young really saddens me. Sending love to his family and friends.”

May 14, 2018

Page Six Reveals How Avicii Committed Suicide and Why

Swedish EDM star Avicii used a broken glass bottle to commit suicide, TMZ reports.
Sources reportedly told the outlet that Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, committed suicide by cutting himself with a shard of glass from a broken wine bottle.
The news of the 28-year-old’s cause of death comes after his family released a recent statement alluding to the fact that the DJ had intended to kill himself.
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress” read the statement, released Thursday. “When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music.”
The statement revealed that the EDM star “really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.”
According to TMZ, while some sources claim the fatal wound was inflicted on Avicii’s neck, another said it was the DJ’s wrist. Neither story has been confirmed.

The famous EDM DJ was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20.
Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of a worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His famous hits included “Le7els” and “Wake Me Up.”
By Morgan M. Evans

May 13, 2018

Avici's Girlfriend Lashes Out

Avicii's girlfriend lashes out at Internet trolls blaming her for his death

Avicii wearing a hat: Tim Bergling aka Avicii attends the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, on May 31, 2014.© Gabriel Olsen / GC Images Tim Bergling aka Avicii attends the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, on May 31, 2014.
Avicii's girlfriend, Tereza Kacerova, was understandably heartbroken when the DJ passed away on April 20 of apparent suicide, but now online trolls are making matters worse, even blaming her for his death.
After the hugely popular DJ passed, Tereza penned a lengthy Instagram post that gave insight into their loving relationship — she said she even "harassed" her beau's friends because she didn't believe that Tim Bergling, Avicii's real name, was gone.
It seems, though, that Tereza is now the one being harassed, but this time by Avicii's sickest fans. Earlier this week, she shared a post on Instagram indicating that she's being trolled over his unexpected passing. 
"A lot of vultures stepped out of the shadows. You have accused me of 'exposing Tim' to get 'fame and money' while throwing every insult under the sun my way," she said. "This is the most horrible time of my life. I'm drowning in all-encompassing sadness." 
She said she has a hard time explaining to her young son that he will never see Tim again.
She wrote, "Yet all you are capable of is negativity. Sweet little comments like: 'Tim decided to check out because he was sick of you,' go beyond crossing all lines, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for being such vile creatures… Strong words for anonymous accounts."
Tim, she said, would have been appalled with the trolls behavior.
"You think it's in ANY way acceptable to try and make this more painful for me than it already is? Tim would have wanted this, Tim would have wanted that…' First of all, you don't even have the right to call him Tim," she wrote. "Because as far as I know, Tim didn't know you exist. So sit down. He's Tim to me. To you he's Avicii."
She continued, "If you actually knew Tim, even in the SLIGHTEST, you would know he would be disgusted at your despicable behavior. He would be appalled. You know nothing."
Tereza said several haters have even messaged the father of her son and her friends hoping that they, too, will blame Tereza. In a quick bit of advice, she told the trolls to "seek professional help." She also said she feels pity for those hurling mean-spirited words her way.
"Regardless, nobody needs to read any more of the worthless trash you spew," she said, adding that she was turning off the comments on Instagram.
She finished by taking a jab at the haters, writing, "For those of you being mean, to me because you feel like we're competing for Tim - let's be clear — you were never in the game."
Mark Gray
MSN Enertainment

February 8, 2018

John Perry Barlow }Founder Lyricist Foundation and Grateful Dead - Dead at 70


A founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow has died.
EFF said in a statement that Barlow passed away early Wednesday morning in his sleep at age 70. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Barlow was known for his belief in cyber liberties and co-founded the EFF in 1990 to champion free expression and privacy online.
EFF says that Barlow, "always saw the Internet as a fundamental place of freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance."
He also wrote lyrics for Grateful Dead songs including Touch of Grey and Brown Eyed Woman, among dozens of others.
Via AP

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October 25, 2017

Death of A Music Legend, Fats Domino Dead at 89

Fats Domino Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89.
The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain't That A Shame and Blueberry Hill.
Fats DominoThe New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records, outselling every 1950s rock and roll act except Elvis Presley. 
His million-selling debut single, The Fat Man, is credited by some as the first ever rock and roll record.
An official from New Orleans coroner's office confirmed the death, which was earlier announced by Domino's daughter to a local television station. Fats Domino - whose real name was Antoine Domino Jr - was one of the first rhythm and blues artists to gain popularity with a white audience and his music was most prolific in the 1950s.
Domino had a string of number ones and more than 30 top 40 hits. 
His music is also credited as a key influence on artists during the 1960s and 70s. 
Elvis Presley referred to Fats Domino as "the real king of rock n roll" and Paul McCartney reportedly wrote the Beatles song Lady Madonna in emulation of his style.
In 1986 he was among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but by his later life, Domino would no longer leave his Louisiana hometown - not even to accept the award.
New Orleans-born musician and actor Harry Connick Jr is among those who have paid tribute to Domino on Twitter, saying he had "helped pave the way for New Orleans piano players".

October 3, 2017

Tom Petty, Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty's death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family.

Tom Petty on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' on February 21st, 1980. Annie Leibovitz

"On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends," Dimitriades wrote.

On Sunday, Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, according to TMZ, where he was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support.

Rolling Stones

July 27, 2017

Chester Bennington's House Was Clean of any Drugs

Chester Bennington’s house was reportedly free of drugs at the time of his death.

Linkin Park frontman Chester took his own life last Thursday at the age of 41.
TMZ are reporting that there were no illegal drugs or prescription drugs found at the house in Palos Verdes Estates, California, where Chester died, according to police sources.
Law enforcement that searched the property following the singer’s suicide found no obvious evidence of drug use at the home.
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Toxicology results have yet to be completed, so it is unknown as yet whether there were any drugs in Chester’s system at the time of his suicide.
The rock star previously struggled with drug addiction, admitting to taking acid, meth, crack and marijuana.
A partially drunk bottle of alcohol was found in the bedroom where Chester’s body was found.

Chester Bennington and Talinda
Chester died at the family home he bought just two months ago (Picture: Getty)

Chester’s housekeeper found his body, with his driver calling the ambulance. The harrowing 911 call of his conversation with emergency services was released this week.
Bennington had spoken at length about his addiction demons, which stemmed from sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of an older friend from when he was just seven years old.

Chester Bennington
Chester struggled with drug addiction in his life (Picture: FilmMagic/Getty)

His Linkin Park bandmates staged an intervention for him in 1996, with Chester telling Metal Hammer: ‘I had a choice between stopping drinking or dying.’
Linkin Park issued a statement this week, writing: ‘Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened. You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.’
The band have cancelled the remainder of their world tour in light of the tragedy.
Chester is survived by his six children and his wife Talinda.


July 21, 2017

More On the Suicide Death of Chester Bennington 41

Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home Thursday, and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office confirms to PEOPLE.
Law enforcement officials responded to an emergency call from Bennington’s home in Palo Verdes Estates, California, around 9 a.m., an officer told PEOPLE. TMZ reportsBennington, 41, hanged himself and was discovered by an employee. 

Bennington’s band mate, guitarist and vocalist Mike Shinoda, confirmed the news on Twitter Thursday, writing: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”


The rock frontman was a close friend of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell — who also committed suicide by hanging in May — and spoke at his funeral. Bennington’s body was found on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday

Since the news of his death broke, collaborators, friends and fans have taken to social media to pay their respects.
Cameron Strang, the head of Linkin Park’s label Warner Bros Records, said in a statement: “Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends. All of us at WBR join with millions of grieving fans around the world in saying: we love you Chester and you will be forever missed.”


Born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20, 1976, Bennington suffered several childhood traumas that would haunt his life for years to come. His parents divorced when he was 11 and he was sent to live with his father, a police detective who specialized in child sex abuse cases. It wasn’t until years later that Bennington revealed that he was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of an older male friend beginning at just 7 years old.

“It escalated from a touchy, curious, ‘what does this thing do’ into full-on, crazy violations,” he told Kernag in 2008. “I was getting beaten up and being forced to do things I didn’t want to do. It destroyed my self-confidence. Like most people, I was too afraid to say anything. I didn’t want people to think I was gay or that I was lying. It was a horrible experience. The sexual assaults continued until I was 13.” He eventually told his father about the abuse, but declined to pursue the case when he learned that the abuser was himself a victim. “I didn’t need revenge,” he told the Guardian later.


The splintered family life coupled with vicious molestations triggered feelings of intense rage in the boy, and he sought solace in drugs. As a young teen he began using marijuana, opium, cocaine, meth, and LSD, as well as alcohol. High school was no less of a refuge. “I was knocked around like a rag doll at school, for being skinny and looking different,” he said later. At 17 he was sent to live with his mother, who largely confined him to the house when she learned of his burgeoning  

By the end of high school he began to explore music, notably in the Phoenix-area band Grey Daze. The group released three albums between 1993 and 1997, but failed to make an impact on the industry. On Halloween 1996, he married his first wife, Samantha Marie Olit, and worked at a digital services firm to make ends meet while he tried to make a living from his band.
Discouraged, he nearly quit music altogether until Jeff Blue, the Vice President of A&R at Zomba Music in Los Angeles, suggested he audition with a group called Xero, who were looking to replace their recently departed lead singer. Bennington recorded an audition song—missing his birthday celebration in the process—and got the job in the spring of 1999, playing alongside Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, and Joe Hahn. They eventually took the name Linkin Park in honor of Santa Monica’s Lincoln Park.


The band were rejected by nearly all the major (and independent) labels until Blue, now with Warner Brothers, signed them and financed sessions to re-record nine songs off their 1999 demo tape. This formed the basis of their breakthrough smash, Hybrid Theory, which became the best selling album 2001 and ultimately was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Many of they lyrics on the album inspired by the tumultuous emotions swirling inside Bennington as a result of his tortured upbringing. “It’s easy to fall into that thing – ‘poor, poor me’, that’s where songs like ‘Crawling’ come from: I can’t take myself,” he told Rolling Stone in 2002. “But that song is about taking responsibility for your actions. I don’t say ‘you’ at any point. It’s about how I’m the reason that I feel this way. There’s something inside me that pulls me down.” 
He leaves behind six children from his two marriages.

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