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Comedian George Carlin died of Heart Failure

Comedian George Carlin died of Heart Failure

George Carlin

[Best Syndication News] George Carlin passed away on Sunday at the age of 71. His rep told the press that he was complaining of chest pains and went to St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Carlin later died at the medical center. People magazine reported the cause of death was heart failure.

Carlin had a history of heart problems and also had a history of drug and alcohol addiction with several trips to rehab.

In 1987 the Supreme Court ruled that his act was indecent but he continued to perform it live despite what the courts said. Carlin was known for his gritty and controversial humor and was arrested several times for his routine being indecent. The cases were later dismissed.

R&B Pioneer Bo Diddley died from Heart Failure

R&B Pioneer Bo Diddley died from Heart Failure

Bo Diddley - The Definitive Collection CD

[Best Syndication News] Bo Diddley died from heart failure this past Monday at his home in Archer, Florida. He was 79 years old and had established himself as a rhythm-and-blues pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll since his claim to fame in 1955 on the “Ed Sullivan Show”

Diddley had spent the last 20 years of his life living at his home in Florida.

Other artists followed his stylings included, Buddy Holly, the Grateful Dead, and even Elvis Presley.

In 1987 Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1998 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

Diddley was born in 1928 with the name Ellas Bates in McComb, Mississipi. His name changed to Ellis McDaniel when his mother’s cousin adopted him. He used Bo Diddley as a stage name because he said that was what childhood friends would call him.

Sydney Pollack Dies From Stomach Cancer At 73 – Survived By Wife and Two Children

Sydney Pollack Dies From Stomach Cancer At 73 – Survived By Wife and Two Children

Sydney Pollack, 2006

(Best Syndication News) The celebrated director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack (see videos below) died of cancer late Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades near Los Angeles. He was surrounded by family, according to his publicist Leslee Dart.

Nine months ago he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. On September 8th the National Enquirer reported that Pollack’s cancer had metastasized. Stomach cancer represents roughly 2% of all cancers in the US. There are 25,500 new cases each year in the US alone, but it is more common in Korea, Japan, Great Britain, South America, and Iceland. The risk for the cancer is associated with a high salt intake, smoking and low consumption of fruits and vegetables. About 12,000 people die in the US each year from stomach cancer.

Arthur C Clarke Dead At 90 – Born in England Moved To Sri Lanka in 1953 – Cause of Death Believed To Be Heart Failure

Arthur C Clarke Dead At 90 – Born in England Moved To Sri Lanka in 1953 – Cause of Death Believed To Be Heart Failure

Scene From 2001

(Best Syndication) Pinon Hills CA – World famous British born science fiction novelist Arthur C Clark died today (Wednesday March 19th 2008) at the age of 90 in Colombo Sri Lanka. Clark is best known for writing nearly 100 books including “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Clarke moved to Sri Lanka in 1956 where he enjoyed scuba diving year round. He was in Sri Lanka when the 2004 tsunami struck.

Clark was born December 16th 1917 in Minehead, Somerset, England, where he enjoyed reading science fiction pulp magazines. Because of his families financial situation he was unable to attend college and during World War II he became a radar specialist / operator. After the war he earned a degree in mathematics and physics at King's College London.

Heath Ledger dead at 28 – Cause of Death Still undetermined

Heath Ledger dead at 28 – Cause of Death Still undetermined

Brokeback Mountain (2005) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

[Best Syndication] Heath Ledger was found with sleeping pills near his body on January 22nd. The medical examiner’s office said that the autopsy results are inconclusive and more time will be needed to help determine the cause of death.

Ledger was best known for his award winning role in “Brokeback Mountain.” He also recently played the joker in a new Batman film.

Ledger was found dead in his lower Manhattan apartment.

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