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    Death hoaxes and premature obits of the famous and infamous

    Check this out:

    http://www.burnedbytheman.com/politi...heart-failure/

    But from what I can tell he is very much alive!!!!

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    Chuck will never die

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    The Grim Reaper knows Chuck can kick his a$$

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    Whats behind Chuck Norris' beard? Another fist!

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    Whenever we go to Tijuana the vendors all call my husband Chuck Norris (he really dosen't look too much like him either)

    "heeeeey Chuck Norris, buy this statue of Tweety Bird for your lady"

    This was useless info to share except due to that Chuck is near and dear to my heart.

    Hope all is well with him.
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    Chuck will be one of those "I can't believe he is dead storys."

    Lets hope it doesn't happen for a long time!!!

    He may not be much of an actor but I have never read anything bad about him!!

    Did ya all know he is a born again christian?

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    I remember his Karate Studio commercials during the early 70's. The commercial ended with his fist at the camera with his big hairy knuckles.

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    I just saw that infomercial about a home gym that he does the other night and I gotta say for his age he looks damn good and healthy as hell!

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    Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door

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    Forrest J Ackerman

    Long-time science-fiction fan, writer, editor, and agent.
    Famous for wordplay, he is credited with being the first to abbreviate science fiction to "sci-fi";

    He calls his home the "Ackermansion" and a 1997 collection of SF stories he edited was the "Ackermanthology!".

    Received a special Hugo award as a Fan Personality in 1953.

    Owns a large collection of SF/horror books and film memorabilia. For information about visits see his web site. (1998)

    Forced by health and lack of reimbursement from a winning lawsuit, Ackerman held a huge yard sale in September, 2002, that included thousands of pieces of science fiction movie memorabilia. This was part of the process of selling his home, the Ackermansion, and liquidating the bulk of his 300,000-piece collection. Ackerman had tried to find a museum to take the collection without success. Optimistically, he settled in a nearby smaller home with plans to continue to allow tours of the remains of his treasures.

    He was (and remains) a member of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc. It was there that he started a life long friendship with writer Ray Bradbury and special effects creator Ray Harryhausen. He attended the LASFS' 70th anniversary meeting in October 2004.

    His main claim to fame was as the creator and editor of the groundbreaking magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland" (aka "Famous Monsters" or just "FM") started in 1958. Many highly successful filmmakers who emerged in the 1970s and 80s were former readers who cite the magazine for developing their interest in film.
    He was co-editor, with Jean Stine, of the 1994 book "Reel Future," an anthology of 16 stories that were turned into science fiction/horror films.

    Proposed an animated film of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but Tolkien rejected the submitted storyline in 1958

    Forrest is a true hero in my eyes!!!!! He was born in 1916 and from pics I have seen recently he doesn't look to good!!


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    Gary Riley of Stand By Me and Summer School

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Riley

    He was "Vern's" older brother in Stand By Me and the blond stoner dude in Summer School. I was watching Stand By Me the other night and saw him. I was like "he looks familiar". So being the inquisitive guy that I am ran a check on him. It turns out he got drunk in a bar in NYC last summer, got behind the wheel and fell asleep. He hit another car and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The pic attached is from a still off 1987's "Summer School".
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    Oh wow - that's really kinda sad. I love Summer School, it's one of my guilty pleasure movies.

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    Yeah and I loved Stand By Me. Funny, I didn't remember him in the movie until I thought about it.
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    http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3398631705/

    Trailer for Stand By Me. Aw memories. Now I want to watch it.

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    Well I didn't know him from Stand By Me either. He just had a familiar face. When I IMDB'd him I saw his Summer School listing and it just clicked. Not to mention he was "Guy 1" in Back to the Future.......well at least he was in it.

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    He actually played "Charlie Hogan" which was Vern's brothers friend .. the dark haired guy was actually Vern's brother "Billy" .. but still .. I remember him from both Stand by Me and Summer School!! Such a sad story!!

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    Yeah I remember him from Summer School..wasn't he one of the guys who was into making Horror movies..or is that a different movie?
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    I own stand by me thank you very much........Cherry Pie........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopy View Post
    Yeah I remember him from Summer School..wasn't he one of the guys who was into making Horror movies..or is that a different movie?
    yep that was the movie. They had the infatuation with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". I'm just trying to remember which bit part he was in "Back to the Future". It was either one of Biff's friends, in the diner, or at the dance I think. Who knows.......

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    I totally forgot he was in Ratboy as well.

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    Those characters in "Stand By Me" are DEATH HAGS!!!!! LOL


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    I just watched Stand By Me the other day. Hands down the best story Stephen King ever wrote. I felt all nostalgic watching it. River was of course alive but he still had some baby fat on him and Jerry O'Connell well, he still had all his. Feldman was a dork even then and Will Wheaton well, he still looks pretty much exactly the same. Keifer Sutherland was pretty hot in that one. He must've not started hitting the bottle yet. I love that movie and always will. Does anyone remember what book that story was in and whether King wrote it under Stephen King or Richard Bachman? I remember reading it and the novella was called The Body, it had a lot of other short stories too but I can't remember what book it actually was. I've read most of Kings work and I guess it was one of the earlier ones I read. I actually used to have all of Kings books in hardcover but my pappaw....he loved doing things to me for meanness....he threw them all away one weekend when I wasn't home.

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    [quote=interrestedintn;235469]I just watched Stand By Me the other day. Hands down the best story Stephen King ever wrote. I felt all nostalgic watching it. River was of course alive but he still had some baby fat on him and Jerry O'Connell well, he still had all his. Feldman was a dork even then and Will Wheaton well, he still looks pretty much exactly the same. Keifer Sutherland was pretty hot in that one. He must've not started hitting the bottle yet. I love that movie and always will. Does anyone remember what book that story was in and whether King wrote it under Stephen King or Richard Bachman? I remember reading it and the novella was called The Body, it had a lot of other short stories too but I can't remember what book it actually was. I've read most of Kings work and I guess it was one of the earlier ones I read. I actually used to have all of Kings books in hardcover but my pappaw....he loved doing things to me for meanness....he threw them all away one weekend when I wasn't home.[/quote


    It was in "Different Seasons" by Stephen King my favorite one in that book is the pregnant woman in the cab!

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    Oh thank you bigbootyjudy, I've tried to remember that for years but no one knew what I was talking about. Seems that not many of my friends are readers. I don't remember the story about the pregnant lady in the cab. I'm gonna have to find it. I wish Stephen King would go back to that style of writing. He really does well when he just puts a twist on things from his childhood. I don't like it when he tries to get really complicated and far out. For him I think, the simpler the better. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBootyJudy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by interrestedintn View Post
    I just watched Stand By Me the other day. Hands down the best story Stephen King ever wrote. I felt all nostalgic watching it. River was of course alive but he still had some baby fat on him and Jerry O'Connell well, he still had all his. Feldman was a dork even then and Will Wheaton well, he still looks pretty much exactly the same. Keifer Sutherland was pretty hot in that one. He must've not started hitting the bottle yet. I love that movie and always will. Does anyone remember what book that story was in and whether King wrote it under Stephen King or Richard Bachman? I remember reading it and the novella was called The Body, it had a lot of other short stories too but I can't remember what book it actually was. I've read most of Kings work and I guess it was one of the earlier ones I read. I actually used to have all of Kings books in hardcover but my pappaw....he loved doing things to me for meanness....he threw them all away one weekend when I wasn't home.

    It was in "Different Seasons" by Stephen King my favorite one in that book is the pregnant woman in the cab!
    Ah yes, The Breathing Method. I like the other one that he did in that style as well about the man that refused to shake hands.

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    Well I can't remember any of them now except for The Body. I've got to find that book! You all have got my curiosity going.

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    I remember him from Summer School. I like that movie. I didn't know he died. How sad.

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    Has His Death Been "Greatly Exaggerated"? Holly Johnson

    I remember hearing a couple years ago that the lead singer of the 80's band, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, who had a hit with the song "Relax", was killed in the plane crash of TWA 800 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. Does anybody know if this is true?

    "So many faces in and out of my life. Some will last, some will just be now and then. Life is a series of Hellos and Goodbyes, I'm afraid it's time for Goodbye again. "

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    Holly Johnson??
    Hes alive.

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    I don't think this is true...sounds like a rumor.

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    In November of 1991, Johnson learned he was HIV positive. This triggered a temporary withdrawal from the music business and public life in general. His condition was made public in April 1993. In 1994 his critically acclaimed autobiography, A Bone In My Flute, was published.
    Since the mid 1990s, Johnson has worked primarily as a painter. His works have been exhibited at the Tate Liverpool, and The Royal Academy. He has contributed to Modern Painters and the Paul Smith sponsored CARLOS magazine. He has continued to make music via his own Pleasuredome label, such as 1999's Soulstream, an album that includes a re-recording of "The Power of Love.

    This is totally untrue in fact i've never heard this rumour at all

    The crash was 88
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    Quote Originally Posted by "What Tha....?" View Post
    I remember hearing a couple years ago that the lead singer of the 80's band, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, who had a hit with the song "Relax", was killed in the plane crash of TWA 800 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. Does anybody know if this is true?
    I heard he died too Guess not! I also heard that Falco guy died also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSF View Post
    I heard he died too Guess not! I also heard that Falco guy died also.
    Yeah Falco is dead he has a thread on here somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSF View Post
    I heard he died too Guess not! I also heard that Falco guy died also.
    ya, there's a thread here on falco. dead.

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    oops. jinx, kasha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysticakasha View Post
    Yeah Falco is dead he has a thread on here somewhere
    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegan View Post
    ya, there's a thread here on falco. dead.
    Thanks, I'll have to check that out.

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    Holly Johnson is defo still with us. Saw him being interviewed last year. As someone already said he's HIV Positive - but appeared fit and well.

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    Where do these rumours start. Imagine hearing you had died.........and were reading you had died.

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    I hadn't heard this rumor either .. but I remember a while ago hearing about the lead singer of Depeche Mode had died .. or someone major in the band .. I had always thought he had (he may have, I just don't know!! )

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    A bone In My Flute--HeHeHeHe
    Death Hags Unite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylgem22 View Post
    I hadn't heard this rumor either .. but I remember a while ago hearing about the lead singer of Depeche Mode had died .. or someone major in the band .. I had always thought he had (he may have, I just don't know!! )
    Nope they are all alive and well

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    Pretty sure there is a thread here, but if you go to Find a Grave, you can also read all about Falco. His head stone is one for the ages. Pretty wild looking.

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    The same thing with Paul McCartney. Someone mentioned on radio that he was dead and that proof of it could be found on album covers, in lyrics and on records (if you played them backwards that is).
    Some people just need a high five.... in the face.... with a chair...


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    TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Atlantic ocean just off Long Island, New York on 06/17/96 after leaving JFK.

    Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scottland on 12/21/88 on it's way to JFK.

    Quite a discrepency in your story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by letty1970 View Post
    Where do these rumours start. Imagine hearing you had died.........and were reading you had died.
    Hey..that has happened to me !!

    I got out of radio someyears back and on many radio websites that I still check out I read stuff posted from others who asked whatever became of me.

    Lets see here....some of the things I read about myself online...

    * Cathy was killed in a car accident last year.

    * Cathy is in jail for writing a bad check at a Denny's.

    * My husband and I went Amish..and we now live in Pennyslvania.

    * Cathy is now doing adult films. Recently she starred in the hardcore
    porn flick "Cathy does them all". And of course these same people claim to have seen me having sex on film. One even claimed to have seen me getting gang-bang by a group of midgets while I sing the song "Short People got..."Yeah right !!! LOL


    I just sit back and laugh.

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    OMG.... LOL ...That is so funny. Sorry probably not to you. I can imagine you, siiting with a cup of coffee, reading in the paper that you had a gang bang ....with midgets...hahahahaha. oh it could be worse ,it could of been rumoured that you shagged hasslehoff...hahaha sorry but that is brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by letty1970 View Post
    OMG.... LOL ...That is so funny. Sorry probably not to you. I can imagine you, siiting with a cup of coffee, reading in the paper that you had a gang bang ....with midgets...hahahahaha. oh it could be worse ,it could of been rumoured that you shagged hasslehoff...hahaha sorry but that is brilliant.
    Ah..you are right...I would take midgets over Hasslehoff LOL

    Actually I enjoy reading this stuff even if some is about me. At least they are still talking about me LOL

    I do have to admit though sometimes I get the temptation to PM some of these people under an assume name and ask where did they get their info though but I am sure I'll get that "...well I myself didn't actually see it..but my Uncle's best friend's sister-in-law's roommate's next door neighbor did see it..thing LOL

    Back in my hometown for a number of years there was a disabled young man who had a radio gossip site. First it was great and very well done, then the local radio stations stopped giving him "news" to post ( many stations have cracked down on that ) so to keep it running he started making up stuff. It became almost like the Weekly World News..only local.
    Good for laughs !! However some of the radio stations in my hometown ( mainly the Clear Channel ones ) didn't share the laughter as they contacted his hosting company and had the site shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathybrad View Post
    TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Atlantic ocean just off Long Island, New York on 06/17/96 after leaving JFK.

    Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scottland on 12/21/88 on it's way to JFK.

    Quite a discrepency in your story...
    Oops! Sorry, I got the airlines mixed up. I meant the Pan Am Flight, of course.

    "So many faces in and out of my life. Some will last, some will just be now and then. Life is a series of Hellos and Goodbyes, I'm afraid it's time for Goodbye again. "

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    people must be really bored to make up such blatant lies. They could at least make up something a little more believable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by letty1970 View Post
    Where do these rumours start. Imagine hearing you had died.........and were reading you had died.
    Is Holly a deathhag too!

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