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16Jul
2013
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“Glee” Star Corey Monteith Cause Of Death Is From Heroin And Alcohol

Corey Monteith Photo: GettyImages.com

The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed the autopsy results of "Glee" star Corey Monteith and said the actor died of a Heroin and alcohol overdose.

They are still doing results and let the family know of the results before making them public.

Corey was found dead on Saturday in his hotel room in Vancouver. He was 31 years old.-DocFB

Diagnosis: A sad and tragic accident indeed. I guess I don't understand the whole drug thing...and for that I am thankful. I wish Corey and his family could say the same.

2Jun
2013
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Bruno Mars’ Mother Dies From Brain Aneurysm; Was 55 Years Old

Bruno Mars, Mother Bernadette & Friends Photo: RollingOut.com

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 Mars & Family Photo: Instagram

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....

20May
2013
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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....

23Nov
2012
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“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. 

6Aug
2012
3

Drake Releases New Duet “Enough Said” With Aaliyah! Listen Now!

Drake & Aaliyah  Photo:  TheBoomBox.com


Drake and producer Noah "40" Shebib are reworking some of the late singer Aaliyah's unreleased material. The first song released from that project is "Enough Said" and it is quite good!

The decision for Drake to do this project is NOT sitting well with Timbaland and Missy Elliot, the people who have produced Aaliyah's music in the past and they feel they should be involved with the project.

Timbaland released this statement through Power 105.1 FM:

"I know they are trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if Drake does it, it should be with me and him and Missy Elliott. I don't know what's going on. The proper way to do that would be for me, him and Missy to be all on the record. For it to be on his record, that would not be right."

Aaliyah tragically died in a plane crash in 2001.

Check out "Enough Said and let us know what U think!  Funk it or Dunk it?  Should Drake have waited for Missy n Timbaland?-DocFB

27Jun
2012
1

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

30May
2012
10

Heart-Wrenching Hand-Written “Sleep” Letter By Michael Jackson Pulled From Auction

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley. File Photo
Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley. File Photo

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley. File Photo

A letter from Michael Jackson to Lisa Marie Presley where he complains about not being able to sleep has been pulled from auction.

Lisa Marie has not expressed why she wants the letter pulled but it is fairly obvious.  Michael Jackson had a problem with sleeping that ultimately led to his untimely death to the drug propofol.

The letter, below, reads;

"Lisa I truly need this rest I haven't slept litterally (literally) in 4 days now.  I need to be away from phones and Business people.  I must take care of my health first Im'  (I'm) crazy for you Love Turd."

Hand Written Letter By Michael Jackson

Hand Written Letter By Michael Jackson

Julian's Auction, has pulled the letter. They are the exact same company selling off Elvis Presley's crypt, Lisa Marie's father, and have honored Lisa Marie's request to pull the letter.

She was more than an ex-wife.  She was a true friend.  Something that Michael didn't really have.  It is very cool that she got something so personal from getting out.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Folk Legend Doc Watson Passes Away

Doc Watson. Photo: GettyImages.com
Doc Watson. Photo: GettyImages.com

Doc Watson. Photo: GettyImages.com

Folk music legend Doc Watson passed away yesterday at the age of 89. He passed away at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Doc Watson, who was blind since infancy, was known for his outstanding acoustic guitar playing, was hospitalized last week when he underwent surgery after he fell at his home in Deep Gap.

He purchased his first guitar as a young boy for just $10.00 and learned to play it.

Doc did an interview with friend of the site Jon Bream in 2000 and you can access the interview here.-DocFB

27Apr
2012
12

Sad News As The Twinz Mother Mo Has Passed Away

The Twinz & Maureen Gwendaline Moseley
The Twinz & Maureen Gwendaline Moseley

The Twinz & Maureen Gwendaline Moseley

The Twinz, Maya and Nandy McClean, lost their mother, Maureen Gwendaline Moseley.

The Twinz released this statement regarding her passing;

"As you all know she was our favorite person in the world and we loved her with all our hearts. She was a true living example of unconditional love!!!
Larry Graham's wife Tina Graham said it best, "She's there".
To us "there" is a place we all strive to get to. Of being loving, caring, giving, and gracious. To live how all the greats teach us to live, a life of service to others."

From someone who would see Mo, their mom, at events always with a smile on her face and a dance in her step, this is hard and sad.  I can only imagine what it is like for the Maya and Nandy.  Maureen took ill last year during Prince's 21 Nights Forum run, and it seemed like she was on the road to recovery.  Their mom took ill again and were in Australia to be with her.

Maureen would house homeless children, about 200 in her lifetime.  The Twinz also shared this;

"She brought us up telling us to "follow your dreams" and that "anything is possible, just trust in the universe". She allowed us the freedom to be any expression that we wanted to be and loved us unconditionally. We used to call her "The best mom in the whole wide world", and she called us" the best little girls in the whole wide world". For a magical time the 3 of us lived in a one bedroom cabin in the forest and when we'd get into bed together at night we would all say, "This is the best part". Mom truly was the best part and truly, the best part of all of us."

I'm sending heartfelt condolences to The Twinz, Maya and Nandy McClean, the entire McClean and Moseley family and friends.  This world is truly a better place because she was in it.  Thank you for your smile, your accomplishments, your heart that welcomed people in where they had no place to go.  She will always be here...and there.-DocFB

Maureen Gwendaline Moseley

Maureen Gwendaline Moseley