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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2009-06-04 07:20 am   Permalink

David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

Kung Fu and Kill Bill star David Carradine was found hung in a hotel room in Bangkok on Wednesday, Thai police said.


"Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star David Carradine was found hung himself in a closet in a hotel room in Bangkok on Wednesday, Thai police said.

Police believed he committed suicide.

Carradine, 72, was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and stayed at a Suite Room 352 of the Park Nai Lert Hotel on Wireless Road since June 2.

The film crew were aware of his absence when they went to dine out at a restaurant on Sathorn Road on June 3.

Carradine did not show up at the dinner and the team could not reach him. They assumed that he took a rest because of his age.

It was a hotel's maid who opened his suite on Thursday at 10 am only to find Carradine in a closet. He was described as behind half naked.

Police investigation showed that he hung himself with a rope, the kind that is used with curtains.

Police said he was dead for not less than 12 hours and found no sign of fighting and assaults.

Kung Fu Man

Aside from Quentin Tarantino's twopart "Kill Bill" in 200304, Carradine was perhaps best known for his role as the fugitive halfChinese Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s easternwestern TV drama "Kung Fu". He also starred in Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha" in 1972, portrayed folksinger Woody Guthrie in "Bound for Glory" in 1976, acted in Ingmar Bergman's "The Serpent's Egg" in 1977 and costarred with half brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine in the 1980 western "The Long Riders".

His father was the noted actor John Carradine.

In Thai cinemas, Carradine was recently seen as a martialarts guru in the Rob Schneider comedy "Big Stan" and as a perverted elderly Chinese mobster in "Crank: High Voltage" starring Jason Statham.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-06-04 08:09 am   Permalink

Don't forget his Classic Performance
in Roger Corman's Deathrace 2000!




 
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Babalu
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Posted: 2009-06-04 12:04 pm   Permalink

No not Kung Fu!!

Man, I think someone 86ed him...he was the dude.


 
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TIKIVILLE
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Posted: 2009-06-04 12:23 pm   Permalink

sounds suspicious to me .....


 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-06-04 12:26 pm   Permalink

It was probably autoerotic asphyxiation gone too far. Oopsy.

 
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2009-06-16 5:04 pm   Permalink

R.I.P. The Ventures' Bob Bogle
Bob Bogle - the co-founder of legendary Tacoma garage-rock band, the Ventures, and the architect behind the distinctive guitar sound of early hits “Walk, Don’t Run” and “Perfidia” – has died.

Bogle, a resident of Vancouver, Wash., was 75 when he died on Sunday. He suffered from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and became too frail to play with the Ventures in his waning years. But he lived long enough to see his band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008.
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(Edit: I see someone all ready posted about this in Tiki Music)
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Unkle John
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Posted: 2009-06-22 08:26 am   Permalink

RIP: Magic Fingers bed shaker creator dies at 92

Quote:
His Magic Fingers Moved the Motel Set

By Matt Schudel
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 22, 2009

John Houghtaling, who put a little buzz in America's motel rooms with his invention of Magic Fingers, a once-ubiquitous device that caused beds to vibrate in a gentle rocking motion, died June 17 after a fall at his home in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was 92.

Mr. Houghtaling (pronounced huff-tail-ing) had been a successful salesman of vitamins and cookware when he began working for a manufacturer of vibrating beds in the 1950s. Because the beds were expensive and unreliable, Mr. Houghtaling decided that there had to be a cheaper and more effective way to make them.

He had always been a handyman and tinkerer, and in the basement of his home in Glen Rock, N.J., he experimented with 300 motors before finding the right formula in 1958. If the motor was too slow or too fast, he learned, it could either toss someone off the bed or not move at all.

He patented a small, hand-size device that clipped onto a bed frame and produced a vibrating effect. The motor didn't shake the whole bed, son Paul Houghtaling said in a telephone interview, but created a gentle vibrating sensation through the resonance of sound waves among the motor, bed frame and springs.

Mr. Houghtaling traveled to motels throughout the country to demonstrate his invention, which was marketed under the slogan, "It quickly takes you into the land of tingling and relaxation and ease."

It cost 25 cents for 15 minutes, and the quarters quickly added up. At the peak of its popularity, Magic Fingers could be found in 250,000 motel rooms and Mr. Houghtaling's company was taking in $2 million a month. Magic Fingers became a part of pop culture, with mentions in a song by Jimmy Buffett, on the TV show "Roseanne" and in the Doonesbury comic strip.

By the 1970s, however, vandals were breaking into the Magic Fingers coin boxes, and motel owners found it increasingly costly to keep replacing them. Not to be deterred, in 1976 Mr. Houghtaling patented a device that would read a magnetic strip on a card, thus eliminating the need to put money into a metered box.

It was the same principle as the modern debit card, and Mr. Houghtaling demonstrated his apparatus in a presentation to authorities of the D.C. Metro system. But in the era before the SmarTrip card, Metro officials decided to go with farecards instead, and Mr. Houghtaling's invention proved to be ahead of its time.

"He never made any money off it," his son said.

John Joseph Houghtaling was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., and grew up in Bloomington, Ill. He was a hotel bellman in Florida before he joined the Army Air Forces. He flew 20 missions as a gunner on B-17 bombers during World War II.

During the Korean War, he ran the officers' club at an Air Force base in Roswell, N.M. In all the time he was there, his son said, Mr. Houghtaling never heard anyone talk about UFOs or aliens in Roswell.

Mr. Houghtaling then moved to New Jersey, where he sold vitamins, sewing machines and cookware. Borrowing a page from Tupperware, he became a top seller of pots and pans by conducting dinner parties in private homes.

In 1968, a decade after his invention of Magic Fingers, he moved his company from New Jersey to Coral Gables, Fla. He sold the business in 1980, but Magic Fingers is still operating, with a focus on home consumers.

Mr. Houghtaling dabbled in other enterprises and lived aboard a yacht, called Magic Fingers, in Fort Pierce. In 2004, Hurricane Frances destroyed his boat, which was never found.

His marriage to Ruth Houghtaling ended in divorce. His second wife, Rita Breier Houghtaling, died in 2002.

Survivors include five children from his first marriage, John Houghtaling of Franklin Lakes, N.J., Paul Houghtaling of Alexandria, Alison Lincoln, Mark Houghtaling and Chris Houghtaling, all of Miami; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Houghtaling once appeared on "What's My Line?" a TV quiz show in which panelists guessed a person's occupation. After one member of the panel complained that the Magic Fingers on his motel bed hadn't worked, Mr. Houghtaling flipped him a quarter.

"He was a pretty colorful guy," said Paul Houghtaling, a political consultant in Washington. His father was known for pithy sayings called "John-isms," and son Paul quoted several from memory: "The only way to coast is downhill"; "the expensive lessons to learn are what not to do"; and "I'd rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable any day."



Who whats to bet they put a magic-fingers on his coffin?

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2009-06-23 06:03 am   Permalink

Television legend and longtime 'Tonight Show' sidekick Ed McMahon has passed away. He was 86 years old.

McMahon died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His publicist Howard Bragman didn't give a cause of death, but said Ed had a "multitude of health problems the last few months." In February, Bragman announced that McMahon had been hospitalized for nearly a month with pneumonia and that other medical problems emerged, though little information was given since then. "It's serious. He's an 85-year old man with a number of medical issues going on," Bragman told Reuters at the time.

McMahon's hospitalization followed a difficult year for the veteran TV celebrity, most famous for his nightly "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!" introduction of Carson for 30 years and for his hosting the TV talent show "Star Search." In addition to his stints on "The Tonight Show" and "Star Search," McMahon became well-known as the presenter of the American Family Publishing sweepstakes and as a pitchman for numerous commercials, most notably for Budweiser beer.

He also served as the longtime co-host of Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day telethon benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Aside from his entertainment career, McMahon was a colonel in the United States Marines, serving during the late 1940s and 1950s. In recent years, McMahon made headlines due to financial troubles, where his bankruptcy and possible home foreclosure led to him getting more work via commercials.


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2009-06-25 10:40 am   Permalink

'Charlie's Angel' Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

LOS ANGELES – Farrah Fawcett, the "Charlie's Angels" star whose feathered blond hair and dazzling smile made her one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1970s, died Thursday after battling cancer. She was 62.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090625/ap_en_ot/us_obit_fawcett

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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2009-06-25 11:28 am   Permalink

1976... The Poster


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TIKIVILLE
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-06-25 11:39 am   Permalink

well , thats it then .....
I guess it's for sure now , I'll never marry Farrah!
at least we all got to see her in Playboy!
which is more than we can say about Bea Arther....
( really I wish Farrah was my friends mom dig?)


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2009-06-25 12:22 pm   Permalink

Oh man...

Seeds Frontman Sky Saxon Dies in Austin

Sky Saxon, lead singer and bassist of '60s garage rockers the Seeds, died Thursday in an Austin, Texas hospital. He had been in the ICU since Monday suffering from an undisclosed illness -- doctors suspected an internal organ infection -- until his wife, Sabrina, announced his passing via Facebook


http://www.spinner.com/2009/06/25/seeds-frontman-sky-saxon-dies-in-austin/

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2009-06-25 2:56 pm   Permalink

Conflicting reports that Michael Jackson may have just died??

 
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ravenne
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Posted: 2009-06-25 2:57 pm   Permalink

Yes. RIP King of Pop

 
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ravenne
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Posted: 2009-06-25 3:01 pm   Permalink

I usually hate quoting TMZ...

Michael Jackson pronounced Dead

but they better be #$%^&* lying.
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