Rest in Peace: Davy Jones

Davy Jones

I was super bummed when I heard the very sad news about onetime teen heartthrob Davy Jones (of The Monkees) passing away suddenly (he was still playing shows just a few weeks ago) at the age of 66 from a heart attack at his home down in Florida (while he was tending to his horses). Although I wasn't around during the sixties to watch the group's beloved and hilarious television show (58 episodes in total originally ran from 1966 to 1968), I MORE

The loss of a legend, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

I don't even know where to start. It's still hard to believe that Whitney Houston unexpectedly passed away yesterday at the age of 48. Since hearing the devastating and tragic news, I've been in a state of complete shock and disbelief. As a huge fan and supporter of Ms. Houston, for years now (decades in fact), my heart is heavy with profound sadness over the loss of a true legend. I grew up listening to her incredible voice (that's still MORE

Whitney Houston: Dead at 48!

Whitney Houston

OMG! I am losing my mind! I'm at the airport waiting to head back to Los Angeles from Las Vegas and word just broke (via TMZ) that my darling diva Whitney Houston has died suddenly at the age of 48. The story is developing, no more details yet. I am stunned and saddened, I cannot believe this. I don't want to jump to conclusions abut the cause of her death, but we all know about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction over the years, what a MORE

R.I.P. Etta James

Etta James

Bad news, everyone: the lovely and talented songstress Etta James, who gave us such classics At Last and Something's Got A Hold On Me, passed away from leukemia complications. CNN reports: Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as The Wallflower, Something's Got a Hold on Me and the wedding favorite At Last, has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from MORE

R.I.P. Patrice O’Neal

Patrice O'Neal

Ah hell ... I just got back from a funeral and I find out that the hilarious Patrice O'Neal died? Oh, the hell with today. Let's just get drunk and call it a day. TMZ reports: Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Tuesday morning ... as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October ... this according to his friends at the Opie and Anthony radio show. O'Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years -- and performed at the Comedy Central Roast MORE

R.I.P. Heavy D

Heavy D

Just in case you weren't on the Internet yesterday, Heavy D (aka Dwight Arrington Myers) died after suffering an asthma attack. He was only 44 years old. TMZ reports: Law enforcement tell TMZ ... Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing. Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building and knew Heavy D, found him leaning against a railing and clearly in distress. Adam tells us he MORE

Celebrities remember Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

In case you haven't been on the Internet for the past 12 or so hours, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died at age 56, losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. So while confused teenagers on Facebook typed on their Macs about their complete lack of knowledge as to who Steve Jobs is (aaaaaand we have irony), celebrities have been sending their sympathies to his family. From RadarOnline: Bill Gates: "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with MORE

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

We all knew this was probably going to happen but it doesn't make it any less sad, Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs passed away today at the age of 56 after losing his eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer. There's simply no doubt that he managed to change the world with his entrepreneurial spirit, incredible inventions and amazingly useful products that will continue to live on and enrich all of our digital lives. I swear by Apple MORE

R.I.P. Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield

Sad news, everyone: Spartacus star Andy Whitfield died of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma yesterday after a long battle with the disease. He was only 39. The Huffington Post reports: Whitfield died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Press. "On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young MORE

Amy Winehouse: Rest In Peace

Amy Winehouse - NME Magazine

I still can't seem to get my beloved Amy Winehouse out of my head, I'm still very upset about her sudden death this past weekend, at the age of 27. Her funeral took place in London earlier today, then she was cremated, her physical being has left this world forever, but Amy's spirit and incredible talent remains. I was looking back on all my old posts about Amy, there were so many times that I talked about being worried and concerned for her MORE

My beloved Amy Winehouse, dead at age 27

Amy Winehouse

I seriously don't even where to start ... I'm totally devastated over hearing about the passing of my beloved Amy Winehouse. I first discovered the British soul singer back in 2006 by way of her incredible Grammy-winning album Back To Black, and since then there's been over seventy posts about Ms. Winehouse here on PopBytes. Many of those posts chronicled her descent into drug and alcohol addiction that in the end killed her at the age of 27. I MORE

Amy Winehouse has passed away at age 27

Amy Winehouse

Singer Amy Winehouse is dead at age 27. I don’t think that’s a surprising statement - that it happened sooner rather than later. She had immense talent, but in the later stage of her life she was clearly not sober. It may seem like I’m being insensitive to her passing, but my thoughts truly go out to her family and loved ones. What I am saying is that when someone is an addict, which there’s no arguing - she was, it isn’t surprising MORE

Rest in Peace – Tom Bridegroom

Tom Bridegroom

A couple of weeks ago I heard about the unexpected passing of an acquaintance of mine named Tom Bridegroom. He tragically fell four floors to his death just a mere few weeks after his 29th birthday on May 7th in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles while photographing a friend, a completely freaky and very unfortunate accident. I met Tom last year at one of Simon Curtis' shows at The Mint down on Pico, and then we quickly became friends on MORE

R.I.P. Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

In case you've been off the Internet for the past couple hours, the news has broken that Jackass star Ryan Dunn died last night in a car crash after getting allegedly drunk behind the wheel of his Porsche and driving at 110 mph. He may have made some mistakes, but in death he deserves the respect and dignity we would extend to anyone el - OH COME ON TMZ ... 34-year-old Dunn appeared in all of the Jackass movies -- famously shoving a toy car MORE