May 2, 2012
NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at
the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old ... and leaves behind 3 kids and an
Seau was a beast in the NFL - skyrocketing to fame thanks to his explosive play with the San Diego
Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. The USC standout was selected in the first round of
the NFL draft in 1990 and played in the league for 20 years.
Seau was involved in a car accident back in 2010 when he drove his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, CA hours
after he was arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. Seau later said he was not trying to kill himself
... insisting he had fallen asleep at the wheel.
Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and 3 kids yesterday saying, "Love you." They all responded and
didn't suspect anything was wrong. Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn't notice any signs
of depression in recent weeks.
May 7, 2012
George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as
the grinning Goober on “The Andy Griffith
Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83. A
press release from Marshall-Donnelly-Combs
Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died
early Sunday morning after a brief illness.
Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on
“The Andy Griffith Show” from 1964 to 1968
and its successor, “Mayberry RFD,” from 1968
to 1971. He played the same jovial character —
a service station attendant — on “Hee Haw”
from 1971 until it went out of production in
“America has grown up with me,” Lindsey said
in an Associated Press interview in 1985.
“Goober is every man; everyone finds
something to like about ol’ Goober.” He joined
“The Andy Griffith Show” in 1964 when Jim
Nabors, portraying Gomer Pyle, left the
program. Goober Pyle, who had been
mentioned on the show as Gomer’s cousin,
thus replaced him.
May 8, 2012
Maurice Sendak, the children’s author
and illustrator best known for the
1963 classic “Where the Wild Things
Are,” died Tuesday in Danbury, Conn.,
reportedly of complications from a
stroke. He was 83.
The Brooklyn-born author, the son of
Jewish immigrants from Poland, lost
many family members in the Holocaust
and spent time in bed with health
problems as a child. After seeing the
Disney movie “Fantasia” at the age of
12, an experience that influenced his
work throughout his career, he
decided to become an illustrator.
May 17, 2012
Disco legend Donna Summer died
Thursday at age 63, reportedly after a
battle with cancer.
The Grammy-winning singer, nicknamed
the Queen of Disco, had numerous hits
in both the 1970s and 1980s, including
"Last Dance," "She Works Hard for the
Money" and "Bad Girls."
Her duet with Barbra Streisand, "No
More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" was
one of four Summer songs that topped
the Billboard Top 100 charts.
Sources close to the family say that
Summer's death came as a hugely
unexpected shock. Initial reports from
TMZ said that the singer had died from
a battle with lung cancer, but the family
did not release additional details on the
cause of death.
May 20, 2012
Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb has
died after a battle with cancer of the
colon and liver. He was 62.
"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee
Gees, announce with great sadness that
Robin passed away today following his
long battle with cancer and intestinal
surgery," a note on his web site said
Sunday. "The family have asked that
their privacy is respected at this very
Gibb had intestinal surgery 18 months
ago for an unrelated condition, but a
tumor was discovered and he was
diagnosed with cancer of the colon and
of the liver.
May 22, 2012
Janet Carroll gambled on "Risky Business"
and it paid off. The clasically trained
actress, whose first film role was playing
Tom Cruise's mother in the 1983 cult
classic, died Tuesday in New York City
after a long illness. She was 71.
And while "just use your best judgment,
you know we trust you," may not have
been the best advice for her "human
fulfillment"-seeking son, Carroll made a
lasting impression that led to more film
work and dozens of appearances on TV
series ranging from "Knight Rider" and
"21 Jump Street" to "Law & Order: SVU"
May 9, 2012
Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who undid the
beehive with his wash-and-wear cuts
and went on to become an international
name in hair care, died Wednesday. He
Sassoon died at his home on Mulholland
Drive in Los Angeles, police spokesman
Kevin Maiberger said. Officers were
summoned to the home at about 10:30
a.m., where they found Sassoon dead
with his family. They determined that he
died of natural causes, and there will be
no further police investigation, Maiberger
May 6, 2012
Yale Summers, who starred on General
Hospital and Return to Peyton Place, has
died. He was 78.
In 1964, Summers joined the cast of
General Hospital as Dr. Bob Ayres.
He then was the second male lead on CBS'
co-starred in jungle adventure series
Daktari, which followed the activities of
veterinarian Marsh Tracy, played by
Marshall Thompson, in a remote area of
Africa. The series ran from 1966-68.
In 1972 Summers starred as Rodney
Harrington on Return to Peyton Place, a
role he would play for two years.
The actor also guested on a variety of
shows ranging from My Favorite Martian
and The Outer Limits toMy Three Sons and
May 11, 2012
Best known for her portrayal in the
reoccurring role of Mrs. Foster on the
television series "Little House on the
Prairie." She first broke into show
business at the age of 12 when the
Shubert Theater sponsored a Fred
Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance
contest. She competed and won first
place. This exposure lead to a job as a
dancer with a traveling dance group.
Soon, she was offered a job as a dancer
for the Latin Quarter Show. After several
years of dancing, she went on to
become an actress. Besides her role on
"Little House", she portrayed Mrs.
Fleming on the television show "Ben
Casey". Other credits include roles in
"Bonanza", "Highway to Heaven",
"Dimension 5", "Cyborg 2087", "The
Spike Jones Show" and "All Star Revue."
May 20, 2012
Couch potatoes everywhere can pause and
thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up
channel surfing. His invention, the first
wireless TV remote, began as a luxury, but
with the introduction of hundreds of
channels and viewing technologies it has
become a necessity.
Just ask anyone who's lost a remote.
Polley died of natural causes at a suburban
Chicago hospital, said Zenith Electronics
spokesman John Taylor. The former Zenith
engineer was 96.