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Thread: Guess Who Died? (The Dead Celebrities Thread)

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    I am just gobsmacked by how many of my friends are remembering him as a harmless, outdated role model for "sex positivity." I don't care how interesting the articles in Playboy were - I think he was a creep.


    https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...r-91-dark-side

    Many remembrances ignored the darkest chapters of Hefner’s life.

    The biggest of these came in 1984, when Hollywood director Peter Bogdanovich published the book The Killing of the Unicorn, a love letter to his late partner, Playboy playmate Dorothy Stratten, and invective against the role Playboy supposedly had in her eventual murder.

    On Stratten’s first night as a playmate, Bogdanovich claims, Hefner forced himself on her in his infamous jacuzzi grotto. (Publishers removed the word “rape” under pressure from Hefner’s lawyers.) Life in the Playboy dominion was fearful and exploitative for Stratten, Bogdanovich says, to the point that she married an abusive man for protection. Her husband shot Stratten to death, then himself, in 1980.

    “[Bogdanovich] buys the continuum between centerfolds and ax murders,” wrote Rolling Stone in 1986. “The notion that when women are presented as passive receptacles of male sexual pleasure, anything can and will happen, that what trivializes women can kill them too.”

    Hefner denied the accusation and reciprocated with allegations of his own. Amid an all-consuming media war, the original charges were soon forgotten.

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    TMZ is reporting that Tom Petty has died after being rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest.

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    oh god

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    Other news outlets are reporting it now.

    My first thought was Stevie Nicks, because I saw her twice within the past year and she pretty much talked about him non-stop at both shows (which also featured a few tributes to Prince).

    He just wrapped up his tour. A few of my friends went to see him.


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    Oh my god.....


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    no no Tom Petty can't die He's a Wilbury Him rocking out Handle with care with Jeff Lynne was the highlight of being at concert for george no no no no

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    you can't watch this without smiling and moving, it brought the hall to life.. but now.. crying



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    I posted this in favorite song thread in Other Musical Artists.

    Crawling Back to You:
    I'm so tired of being tired
    Sure as night will follow day
    Most things I worry about
    Never happen anyway
    Refugee
    Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
    Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
    Honey, it don't make no difference to me baby
    Everybody has to fight to be free, you see

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    Ralphie May

    I'm really sad. I loved his shows and his never-Trump stuff was insightful and entertaining. He has two little kids. I know he hadn't been well, but I didn't know he was that bad off. So young, only 45.

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    Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51

    Just 51. That's so sad.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    I know, I couldn’t believe it when I heard

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    Roy Dotrice One of those actors you see everywhere, but never seem to be able to remember his name.
    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    Oh no. I loved his reading of A Song of Ice and Fire.

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