Lou Reed has passed away at the age of 71. He was the lead singer of the iconic 60's group The Velvet Underground and a rock pioneer on his own right as a solo performer.
Rolling Stone broke the story. There is no cause of death right now and the only thing that has been reported by RS is a liver transplant back in May and him ended up in the ER a month later due to the transplant.
Lou's importance to music just cannot be covered in simple writing. It was a movement and he was part of it. Up and coming NY rockers would kill to have the importance of The Velvet Underground. They may not have been best sellers according to charts but what they did do was perfection.
The NY Daily News has recent photos of Lou if you care to check them out.
"Talk A Walk On The Peaceful Side" someone posted. I agree.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Brookylyn's finest.
Glee star Corey Monteith has been found dead in Vancouver in his hotel room earlier today.
Vancouver Police have just confirmed his death. Within the past half hour, we received a tweet stating that Corey had died but it was not coming from a news source that we knew. Since then Vancouver P.D. has confirmed his passing to several media outlets.
In March earlier this year, Corey checked into rehab for substance abuse, and the earlier Internet rumor was of a drug overdose, but Vancouver P.D. say they do not know cause of death.
His body was found after noon at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel on the 21st floor. he has been at the hotel since July 6th and was due to check out today. When his check out time came and went, hotel staff went to his room and found his body.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Developing Story....
We are just finding out this morning that Bruno Mars' mother Bernadette Hernandez has died of a brain aneurysm. She was 55 years old.
The news broke via press release this morning from Atlantic Records. It was reported that Bernadette had a heart attack on Friday in Hawaii.
Bruno had an extremely close relationship to his mom and he cites the reason he has stopped using drugs is because of the embarrassment he felt by his mom when he was busted with cocaine possession in Las Vegas a few years ago. He has even tried "E" cigarettes recently to stop smoking for his mom.
Bruno Mars' first song he recorded was when he was four years old entitled "I Love You Mom" which is posted above.
Hernandez immigrated from the Philippines and wanted Mars's to stay family oriented.
Bruno's tour is scheduled to kick off later this month. No word yet of his mother's passing will effect the tour.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Mars'/Hernandez family.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The proud mom below talking about her son....
It is being reported that Chris Kelly of 90's rap group Kris Kross is dead. He was 34.
Chris was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home earlier today. His rap name was Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly in the group.
Kris Kross was planning a reunion for later this year.
The cause of death is not known. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
AJC.com broke the story.
Reality star Omarosa and her mother were with Duncan when he passed. Omarosa was not in the room when he died however.
Duncan's main success came from "The Green Mile" after being a bodyguard to the Hollywood elite like Will Smith. No one had anything bad to say about Duncan.
He was always a pleasure to work with on the set and always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed.-DocFB
He was found by his friend Stacy Sacco around 4:30 a.m.
The death was caused by a heart attack.
According to friends, he has not been sick or ill lately, but it had been reported he had a bad cough and was going to go to the doctor today.
He leaves behind his longtime partner of 41 years Joseph Gramm, who is a retired actor.
Welcome Back Kotter aired from 1975-1979 and was the show that catapulted John Travolta to superstar success. Palillo played Horshack, who was a member of the group called The Sweathogs.
He will forever be remembered as a Sweathog and for going "ooh, ooh, ooh, Mr. Kotter" as his catchphrase on the show.-DocFB
Sherman Hemsley, most famous for his portrayal of George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons" has passed away. He was found dead in house in El Paso, TX today.
His nurse discovered his body, thinking at first the legendary actor was asleep. When she noticed he was not, she then called paramedics.
Appearing as a popular character on "All In The Family" Sherman was able to parlay the role into a spin-off that became "The Jeffersons" which became a monster hit. Both shows dealt with racism and social issues that they would not be able to get away with today,
Hemsley was 74 years old and was not married nor did he have any kids.
Thank you Sherman for years of laughs on "All In The Family", "The Jeffersons", and on "Amen" as well. Also, for one of the best TV themes of all time. You will be missed. I will leave that whole he is in the deluxe apartment in the sky to all the other bloggers who will think they were creative to use it.-DocFB