Bad day gets worse.
Sky Saxon left this mortal coil. Possible he was only visiting, anyway.
And Farrah Fawcett, the First Angel, now is one. Peace, at last.
These things usually happen in threes. I hope I won’t be updating this later.
I’m dreading surfing the Internet over the next few hours.
(6pm update: uh-oh…)
7:30PM…People are trying to pile on by claiming Jeff Goldbum, Harrison Ford and/or (insert celebrity name here) are dead. Apparently these are people who do not know who Sky Saxon was or did not count Ed McMahon from the other day, and are looking for a third death for their Dead Pool. And yes, Keith Richards is alive. Stop “tweeting”, you idiots – you’re going to kill the Internet!
Surreal that Jacko died – I must admit my first thought was “publicity stunt”. Some will remember him as a cultural icon; I remember a likeable kid singer who turned into a circus freak. I never owned a copy of Thriller and found it sad that despite his world fame, he had to anoint himself as the King Of Pop rather than have the audience bestow an honor upon him.
But mostly I tend to pity him – by all reports he had a horrible chldhood and an abnormal, freakish adult life. And since only he, the kids and his Maker know what really happened in all those beds full of underage children, that ledger is now being settled by a far greater power than my opinion.
Farrah’s passing – AP story
Sky Saxon website.
Serene Dominic’s “better than Jagger” obit.