Showing posts with label Dies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dies. Show all posts

March 15, 2017

9/11 Responder A Cop Who Twerk at Gay Pride Has Died of Cancer

Hance good-naturedly accepted a kiss from Aaron Santis after twerking to Michael Jackson 

Michael Hance, the NYPD officer who went viral for dancing during the 2015 Pride Parade, died of cancer on Sunday.

A veteran of the police force for 17 years, Hance, 44, was also a first responder during the September 11 terror attacks, an obituary for the late officer said. A GoFundMe established to help Hance pay for his medical bills described him as "a true family man" whose "greatest joy" was his two daughters. As of Tuesday, the crowd funding page had raised more than $20,000.

Hance gained online fame in 2015 for dancing with a Pride celebrator to Michael Jackson’s "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," much to the joy of spectators.

March 5, 2017

Gay 90’s Heartthrob Tommy Page Found Dead He Was 46

Gay ’90s Pop Heartthrob Tommy Page Found Dead At 46

The “I'll Be Your Everything" singer is survived by his partner and three children   

Best known for his No. 1 1990 single “I’ll Be Your Everything,” singer-songwriter and music industry executive Tommy Page was found dead March 3 of an apparent suicide, Billboard reports. He was 46. Page ultimately recorded nine studio albums and toured throughout his career, but he also found success as a music exec. He worked at Warner Bros./Reprise Records and then joined Billboard as a publisher. He later worked at Pandora and most recently served as VP of music partnerships at the Village Voice.
 Tommy Page
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Page performed as the opening act on tour for pop stars New Kids on the Block and Tiffany in 1989. It was during this tour that he wrote what would become his biggest hit, “I’ll Be Your Everything,” with NKOTB members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood. Donnie Wahlberg, along with Knight, also co-produced the track.
 Page memorably appeared in a 1992 episode of Full House, serenading Stephanie at her 10th birthday party and flirting with DJ.
Billboard also reports that Page is survived by his partner, Charlie, and their three children

February 26, 2017

Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Bill Paxton in 1993, Apollo 13

We're told Paxton underwent heart surgery and had complications post-op and suffered a fatal stroke.

We're told the actor died suddenly Saturday due to complications from surgery.  
Paxton had a string of hits, including "Twister," "Titanic" and "Aliens."   He won an Emmy for "Hatfields and McCoys."  He was on a CBS series, “Training Day" at the time of his death.

The 61-year-old actor had 2 children and was married to Louise Newbury for 30 years.

The family says, "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery."  The family accurately describes his "illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker."  The family adds, “Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

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