Glee’s Corey Monteith Found Dead At 31 Years Old

Corey Monteith Photo: Idolator.Com

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....


Has It Really Been 4 Years Since Michael Jackson Passed?

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4 years ago today, I posted the photo above with the story of Michael Jackson's passing. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to write.

I was able to confirm very quickly his death with different sources than TMZ...but CNN taking forever to confirm his passing. The comments section went nuts. Some calling me a liar til the L.A. Times confirmed our sources. Trust me, to this day, I wish I was wrong.

For the full article and photo tribute, click here....


“The Sopranos” James Galdofini Dies Of Heart Attack At 51

James Gandolfini. Photo: Barry Wetcher

"The Sopranos" James Galdofini has died of a massive heart attack at the age of 51. The heart attack happened in Italy.

The New York Daily News has confirmed his passing with their own sources.

Galdofini's wife, Deborah Lin, gave birth to their child last October. They have been married since 2008.

He won 3 Emmy's as Tony Soprano during the show's run. He first broke into the industry back in 1992-DocFB

Diagnosis: Famiglia


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....


The World Is A Lot Less Funky With The Passing Of Leroy “SugaFoot” Bonner

Leroy SugarFoot Bonner Photo: GettyImages.com

It was Saturday Night when we first heard of the passing of Leroy "Sugafoot" Bonner and it took us a while to write about someone who means so much to the world of Funk.

Sugafoot was the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Ohio Players. Songs like "Skin Tight", "Heaven Must Be Like This", "Fire", "Honey" and "Love Rollercoaster". Countless jams that produced sweaty bodies on the dance floor and plenty of babies at home.

The front man died in Dayton, Ohio Saturday Night at the age of 69 with no cause of death being announced.

Sugafoot, thank you for the jams, the grooves, the education of real music by real musicians. You will be missed but your music will live on forever.-DocFB

Diagnosis: A Funk Legend....


Why Did People Not Believe That Ronnie James Dio Died?

Ronnie James Dio. Photo: Chiaki Nozu/WireImage
Ronnie James Dio. Photo: Chiaki Nozu/WireImage

Ronnie James Dio. Photo: Chiaki Nozu/WireImage

The passing of a legend happened over the weekend as Ronnie James Dio passed away.  The question is, when did he really die?  I know for most, it does not matter.

I was told early Saturday evening that Ronnie James Dio passed away from a battle with stomach cancer.  I was asked to sit on the story for a couple hours so family could know.  To me, a couple means 2 hours, and I went with the story just before midnight on the East Coast, Saturday night. 

Within minutes, my story hit one of the biggest metal sites on the planet, blabbermouth.com and then an hour later, metalsludge.com took my story without credit, copying the text word for word. 

Someone then edited Dio's wikipedia page to say he died.  I had nothing to do with that.  The comments started rolling in to name my source and, obviously, I was not going to do that.  I sent the news to TMZ.com as well but as usual, never heard back from them.

Then Blabbermouth.com gets word from Wendy Dio that he is not dead and metalsludge.com tries to retract the story and put some of the blame on me.  Funny, but when they went with the story, no credit, now that they think it is wrong, they name me. 

I contact my source and they tell me Ronnie has died, it is just that Wendy has not contacted all the family yet and does not want it to be public.  Wendy gave a hint as she said "he is not doing well" but at the same time, Rio's official page and Facebook page went quiet.  No denial on either site but only an unofficial Twitter account.

I read on sludge and blabbermouth of people wishing me harm for putting out a story that he died.  I can understand where Wendy is coming from and out of respect and talking with my source, locked the post.  I hated doing that but if not all family knew and that is something that Wendy wanted, I would lock it.  My source said they will be talking crap about you tonight but by tomorrow morning, they will know you were legit.

Wendy made the announcement that he died on Sunday morning, May 16th, 2010 although he passed away Saturday night, May 15th, 2010.   The reason I am told is that some family did see my story on the sites and were hurt they did not know.  So, by Wendy changing the date, they are comforted in the solice that they knew first.

When the news hit that he did die, because of the date change, they thought my story was a "hoax" and the credit of blame that Blabbermouth.com and Metalsludge.com were throwing on me the night before, they were not crediting me by being right. 

L.A. radio DJ's that talked about Ronnie on Sunday and were close friends even said he passed away last night, referring to Saturday night.  Good Day L.A. got it right as well by reporting that he passed away over the weekend and did not say the date of Sunday. 

Just to see E! online and other news outlets state that his death came from his wikipedia page and not from Drfunkenberry.com did upset me.  You are willing to give me the blame but again, when the story is true, none of the credit.

I went from being hated on for saying he died, to when the truth came out, being hated on for being first.  Look, I wish I was wrong.  It's not about  that.  But when you "lift" info as your own, then retract it and then blame it on someone else only when it is true, not credit the source, that is the distasteful journalism.

I broke the news because I felt the fans of Ronnie James Dio deserved to know.  They loved him.  He was one of the greatest voices in all of metal, if not the greatest period.  I did not know I would create such a firestorm because I thought it would be public knowledge shortly after I broke it. 

People have asked for an explanation and that is all I am giving.  It is not going to bring Dio back, but I did what I thought was fair and right.  Regardless, a legend passed away this weekend and in the end, that's all that matters.-Dr.FB


Large Amounts Of Prescription Drugs Found At Brittany Murphy’s

Brittany Murphy.  File Photo
Brittany Murphy.  File Photo

Brittany Murphy. File Photo

More information from the coroner's report has been released and unfortunately, it is not good. A large amount of prescription medicine were found on Brittany Murphy's night stand. 

Here is a quote from the coroner's office: “A check of the nightstands revealed large amounts of prescription medication in the decedent’s name. Also noted were numerous empty prescription medication bottles in the decedent’s husband’s name, the decedent’s mother’s name and unidentified third party names.”

TMZ was able to obtain the coroner's exact notes and drugs: According to the notes, the medications included Topamax (anti-seizure meds also to prevent migraines), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med), Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine (treats Diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Propranolol (hypertension, used to prevent heart attacks), Biaxin (antibiotic), Hydrocodone (pain med) and miscellaneous vitamins.

Notice there is a diabetic prescription in there, so there is a chance that Brittany's mother could be right and it had something to do with her mixing her diabetic medicine with others.

I want to state again something that other celeb bloggers are not reporting for their own stupid ego and it is this: NO ILLEGAL DRUGS WERE DISCOVERED. NO DRUG PARAPHENLIA. NO ALCOHOL CONTAINERS WERE FOUND.

Not sorry for that in bold.  I just want to make sure you all see that.-Dr.FB