Founding Member Of The Doors Ray Manzarek; Dead At 74

Ray Manzarek Photo: gothic-addiction.blogspot.com

Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the L.A. based rock group The Doors passed away today. He was 74.

The keyboardist death was announced by his publicist that he died at RoMed Clinic located in Rosenheim, Germany, where he was surrounded by his family.

Manzarek had been stricken by bile duct cancer.

Ray was responsible for "L.A. Woman," "Break On Through to the Other Side," "The End," "Hello, I Love You," and "Light My Fire.

Manzarek founded The Doors with Jim Morrison.

The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger released this statement regarding Manzarek:

"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek."

Ray's family would like donations instead of flowers for the organization standup2cancer.org-DocFB

Diagnosis: Break On Through....


“Dallas” & “I Dream Of Jeannie” Star Larry Hagman Dead At 81

Legendary TV star Larry Hagman has died. He was 81. He died at a Dallas hospital earlier today due to complications from his recent battle with Cancer.

The Dallas News broke the story.

Hagman played the TV villain to end all villains as J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" and earlier as the "master" of his own genie in "I Dream Of Jeannie" in the early days of television.

Despite his recent battle with Cancer, Hagman returned to the role of "J.R." in the latest "Dallas" reboot on TNT.

He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed and his longtime friend and co-star of Dallas, Linda Gray.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  2 classic roles and 2 classic TV themes. 


Original Mouseketeer Don Grady Passes Away

Don Grady.  Photo  Walt Disney Company

We just received a phone call at Drfunkenberry.com advising us that Don Grady of The Original Mickey Mouse Club's Mouseketeer's and "My Three Son's" star Don Grady has died of bone cancer.

The actor/musician was 68 years old.  Don is most famous for playing the middle son Robbie Douglas on "My Three Sons" in the 1960's.  After his early success on Television, Don pursued his love of music, releasing an album of his own material through Electra music.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Grady's family at this time.-DocFB


Robin Gibb Of The Bee Gees Dies Of Cancer At Age Of 62

ROBIN GIBB Photo: Paul Grover
ROBIN GIBB Photo: Paul Grover

ROBIN GIBB Photo: Paul Grover

Robin Gibb has died of cancer earlier today. He had been battling the disease for years. He was 62 years old.

His spokesperson confirmed his death and released the statement below;

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery."

"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Gibb family and friends at this time.-DocFB


Donna Summer Passes Away From Cancer At Age Of 63

Donna Summer File Photo
Donna Summer File Photo

Donna Summer File Photo

Donna Summer has passed away at the age of 63 this morning from lung cancer.

The music superstar kept her illness a secret. She passed away this morning at her home in Florida. TMZ broke the story of her death.

She was the voice of disco. She was the voice of dance influencing many in the early 80's.  For one moment in time, she was the voice for women.  Her song "Last Dance" is still almost the last song you hear while leaving the club.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go to Summer's family and friends at this time.-DocFB


Is David Bowie Close To Death????

David Bowie. Photo: Jamie McCarthy WireImage.com
David Bowie. Photo: Jamie McCarthy WireImage.com

David Bowie. Photo: Jamie McCarthy WireImage.com

God, I really hope the information I am getting is wrong. Let me just state that right up front when it comes to the health of David Bowie.

I have been sitting on this information for days.  I have heard stuff about David Bowie for a couple of years but then there would be a photo of him walking the streets of New York.  David Bowie has not been seen in a while and I know some of you will say that it doesn't mean anything.

Howard Stern mentioned on his radio show last week where David Bowie was and is worried about him.  Earlier this year, a collection of songs that were never released leaked.  Rolling Stone magazine tried to contact Bowie but neither David or his reps would comment.

Let it be known, I hope to be proven wrong on this.  I am hearing that David Bowie is not well.  Not well at all.  One of the two people I talked to hinted to me that David may have cancer, but would not confirm or deny if he did, and would not tell me what type.

Another person claimed to have contact with David in the past 3 months and said he is not looking good.

I'm coming from a place of respect.  A place of love of his music.  It is not my intention to "out" his illness.  If he is sick, I wish we knew.  I wish we knew so we could celebrate David and his contribution to music and to his fans that are dedicated and love Bowie now, and even back in the Ziggy Stardust Days.  Celebrate him now while he is alive and here.

We are not asking for a picture of him if he is not looking or feeling good.  I know that he would want his privacy respected at this time, and we want to do that.  At the same time, we would like to know if he is well.

For those I upset with this post, I apologize and understand where I am coming from.  To Mr. Bowie and his staff and family, I hope you understand where I am coming from as well.  You can contact us above at the send us news part of the site.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Seriously, I hope I am wrong.....


Beastie Boys Release New Track List & Song With Nas


A year and a half later, the Beastie Boys are releasing their delayed new CD entitled "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2"  which is set to drop May 3rd.

The CD was delayed due to Adam Yauch being diagnosed with cancer.  The track with Nas was released in 2009 but was shelved til Adam could return.  Check out the Nas song above.

For the set list.........