Tom Petty was a talented musician but it seemed that it wasn’t in his stars to be around for very long! Petty’s body was discovered at his home, in full cardiac arrest on October 2, 2017. He was not breathing and was unconscious but he was resuscitated and rushed by an ambulance to Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center, only to die again on the evening of the same day. Alas, Petty was just 18 days away from popping a cork for his 67th birthday! Tom is survived by his wife of 16 years, Dana York, and two children.
We couldn’t have been more saddened upon hearing the news about Fred Willard passing away on May 15, 2020. He passed of natural causes at the age of 86 after having spent almost his entire life spreading laughter. Fred remained active as an actor until his very last moment, in fact, he even has an upcoming project, the Space Force series. Meanwhile, some of his most praised projects have been films like Anchorman and even the small role he had in Modern Family. Even though his long-time wife had passed away in 2018, he kept on working. He is now survived by their daughter, Hope, and his grandson, Freddie.
Since her adolescence, Amanda Peterson has been battling with one dangerous monster—substance addiction. Perhaps she would have tried to be more abstinent had she known that it would claim her life at the age of 43. The actress’s career was a fairly short one, having ended in 1995. Peterson, well-known for her role as Cindy Mancini in Can’t Buy Me, Love, was found dead at her house in Greeley, Colorado, in July 2015. After leaving Hollywood for good, Peterson almost got into the right tracks, after attending university college. However, her life was a rocky road, and it ended as a consequence of a drug overdose.
Elizabeth Taylor became popular in the Hollywood industry during the mid-’40s. Some of the most popular performances she had in her career were in films like Cleopatra, A Place in the Sun, BUtterfield 8, and Suddenly, Last Summer. She was married seven times in her life. But sadly, all her marriages didn’t last. In 2011, she passed away at 79 years old due to congestive heart failure. The photo above shows you just how she looked when she was ill. Being sick made her lose a ton of weight and become too weak to walk.
Lucille Ball was a trailblazing pioneer as a woman in the TV industry. This comedic icon wrote, produced, and starred in her own series, I Love Lucy. Ball revolutionized American prime-time TV when she showed the 1st interracial couple on television, starring her and real-life husband and Cuban actor, Desi Arnaz. A production company co-owned by Ball also paved the way for hit shows like Mission: Impossible and Star Trek. An ambulance was called in 1989 and Ball was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a heart surgery that did not succeed. She passed on April 18. The final photo of Ball was taken on the 1989 Oscars red carpet.
He was born in Iowa back in 1907. John Wayne grew up to become one of the most legendary actors in Hollywood. He was married three times, lastly to Pilar Pallette, and had seven children, through which he’s now survived. Just some of the films in which he played include The Alamo and True Grit. The last time he made a public appearance before succumbing to cancer, was for The 51st Annual Academy Awards in 1979. In 2020 some old footage of him was used in the making of This Is War Bond documentary.
When Diana married Prince Charles and became the Princess of Wales, she easily became the most adored member of the 20th-century Royal household. She supported many charitable organizations that worked with the homeless, children in need, and folks living with HIV. Sadly, the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles didn’t lead to a happily ever after. They were officially divorced in 1996 with reports of unfaithfulness from both parties arising throughout the separation process. Diana passed a year after in Paris, France from a vehicular mishap where she sustained fatal internal injuries, on August 31, 1997. Over two million people mourned as her funeral was globally televised.
Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson shocked the world with grief when news of his passing hit the stands on June 25, 2009, only two days before he was set to come back for his This Is It music tour. Debbie Rowe, who was once married to MJ and became pregnant with his two kids, was also left devastated. Soon after Jackson’s passing , she was hit with allegations that she was not the biological mother of their children Prince and Paris. A resolution was eventually agreed upon, allowing Rowe to have supervised visitations after Jackson’s passing
Jerry Stiller lived most of his life in New York. He was born in Brooklyn back in 1927. Jerry started pursuing acting in his late 20s, and that was when he met his wife, Anne Meara. Together, they would star the Stiller and Meara comedic duo that would deem them as household names. Jerry passed away in 2020 from natural causes. The last time he was in front of a camera was in 2019 with Kaye Ballard – The Show Goes On. Jerry’s now survived by his son, Ben Stiller, with whom they’d even made the Zoolander films working side by side.
In the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley rose to stardom with his then-unusual musical flair, alluring dance moves, and by that we mean his gyrating hips and good looks. All these combined caused massive public excitement. They had no idea that “The King” was just ahead of his time. In 1977, he suffered from a heart failure that was later found related to his use of prescription drugs. Elvis left behind a daughter from his previous marriage with Priscilla Beaulieu along with a mark that will last for years and years to come. The great music icon’s Memphis home, Graceland, is still open to the public.
She passed away at the age of 77 after having suffered a stroke in Orlando, Florida and being hospitalized for almost a week. Janice Crouch was the co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network since 1973! The channel has now grown into being the world’s most successful religious channel out there. Through it, Jan had earned herself a $50-million fortune. This was one of the very last times she was caught on camera. Although understandably older than what we had gotten used to through the Praise TV show, Jan always looked amazing in her own unique way.
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The last 2 photos ever taken of our beloved Patrick!
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