Jeff Buckley: Just As Powerful 13 Years Later

Thirteen years ago tonight, Jeff Buckley waded into the Wolf (or as we in Memphis call it, Mississippi) River and never returned.  His body was found a few days later facing Beale Street–a peculiar and tragic end to the Buckley saga.  His father, noted folk musician of the sixties Tim Buckley, had died at the age of twenty-eight of a heroin overdose.  Jeff barely knew him.  And now, thirteen years later, Jeff’s memory and music seems to be even more powerful than when he was alive. Continue reading

Brittany Murphy Dies

As I’m sure all of you have heard, actress Brittany Murphy passed away yesterday.  While the circumstances involving her death are vague, there has been a ton of speculation on whether it was drug-related or brought on by an eating disorder.  Whatever it was, this one caught me completely off-guard.  Like Natasha Richardson, Brittany wasn’t even on my radar of celebrities who could die–I wasn’t even this surprised when MJ died. 

Brittany got her break starring alongside Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in the hit, “Clueless” as transfer-student Tai and went on to star in movies such as “Just Married”, “Girl, Interrupted”, “Spun”, “Uptown Girls” and “Don’t Say A Word.”  She was 32. Continue reading

DJ AM Passes Away

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From the Associated Press:

NEW YORK — A law enforcement official says the celebrity disc jockey known as DJ AM has been found dead in his New York City apartment, which had drug paraphernalia in it.

The official tells The Associated Press that 36-year-old Adam Goldstein was found in his Manhattan apartment Friday evening. The official says there was no evidence of foul play.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because family hadn’t been notified and said paramedics had to break down the door to get in.

Goldstein was a deejay for hire who performed at Hollywood’s most exclusive parties. He also was known for relationships with reality TV star Nicole Richie and actress-singer Mandy Moore.

The death comes a year after Goldstein survived a South Carolina plane crash that killed four other people.

WTFFF is up with 2009 and celebrity deaths?!?!?!  This is so incredibly sad, especially after he survived that plane crash and came out of hardcore drugs.  RIP.