Monday, June 23, 2008


George Carlin (1937 - 2008)

George Carlin, the influential comedian whose routines used profanity, scatology and absurdity to point out the silliness and hypocrisy of human life, has died. He was 71. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, died of heart failure Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Sally Wade; daughter Kelly Carlin McCall; son-in-law Bob McCall; brother Patrick Carlin; and sister-in-law Marlene Carlin. Carlin's first wife, Brenda, died in 1997. (Source: AP via


Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Cyd Charisse (1923 - 2008)

Cyd Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died Tuesday. She was 86. (Source: AP via


Monday, June 2, 2008


Bo Diddley (1928 - 2008)

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Bo Diddley died Monday, surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Archer, Florida. The world-renowned guitarist and vocalist, who was known for his hybrid hits that melded rock and rhythm and blues, was 79. (Source:


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