Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the rope Starship, suffered a heart conflict following a unison in Nebraska Sunday night and upheld away. He was 46.

According to The Associated Press, Abrahamian collapsed in the group’s sauce room following a opening in Norfolk. He was afterwards taken to the sanatorium and conspicuous dead.

Mark Abrahamian Tribute 

Mark Abrahamian Tribute

Wrote Starship on Facebook:

“We have been all repelled and saddened at the remarkable detriment of the guitar player Mark Abrahamian. Mark was a kind, courteous and innovative soul. He was additionally a crony and family member. Mark additionally happened to be one ruin of a guitar player. We have been ravaged by the detriment of the hermit and only traffic with it the most appropriate we can.”

Abrahamian assimilated the rope – whose hits embody “We Built This City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – over a decade ago. We send the thoughts and request to his family and friends.

Chris Lighty, hip bound noble and longtime physical education instructor of big names such as 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey, was found passed in NYC this morning.

Lighty assumingly died from a self-inflicted gunshot would to the head.

Chris Lighty Photo

According to law coercion sources, the 44-year-old Lighty’s physique was found by military around 11:30 a.m. in the behind back yard of his Bronx apartment.

Chris Lighty was conspicuous passed on the scene, where a semi-automatic firearm was recovered. The genocide is being investigated as a probable suicide.

TMZ reports which he had been in an evidence with his ex-wife and shot himself; the twin divorced final year and Lighty hadn’t been the same since.

Our condolences to those who knew and desired Chris.


Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82.

Modest and quiet, the self-described “nerdy engineer” became a tellurian favourite with “one small step for man, one hulk jump for mankind” on Jul 20, 1969.

That one small step was onto the moon, the initial time such a thing had ever been finished and imprinting the apex of 20th Century space explorations.


His initial difference after environment feet on the aspect will perpetually be etched in story books and in the memories of those who listened them in a live broadcast.

Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin outlayed scarcely 3 hours on foot on the lunar surface, pciking up samples, conducting experiments and receiving photos.

“The sights were simply magnificent, over any visible knowledge which I had ever been unprotected to,” Armstrong pronounced in an talk years later.

In all, twelve American astronauts walked on the moon in between 1969 and 1972, but nothing some-more famously than the Ohio local on Apollo 11.

Armstrong died following complications ensuing from cardiovascular procedures, a matter from his family said. It didn’t contend where or when.

Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller, a groundbreaking stand up comic who paved the approach for womanlike comics in the generations which followed, has died at the age of 95.

Diller not long ago harm her wrist and hip in a fall, and her illness had been on the decrease ever since. She had been vital in hospice caring at her home.

The mom of 3 children, Diller upheld divided in Brentwood, Calif.

Phyllis Diller Standup 

Phyllis Diller Standup

Diller deconstructed the purpose of homemaker, a purpose multitude approaching to be unblemished following renouned sitcoms of the times similar to Leave it to Beaver.

Her amusement was self-deprecating. Her coming – shrill and unapproachable clothing, individualist makeup and crazily teased hair – went opposite stereotypes.

She was loud, tender and, at times, pell-mell as she took on subjects similar to her illusory father and child-bearing with her signature, slow cackle.

But maybe the many signature partial of Diller’s slight was her singular, slow cackle, which alone would make known her opening to a room.

Diller’s celebrity wasn’t deeply secure in her own luckless TV starring vehicles: The Pruitts of Southampton and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.

Rather it was her standing as a comedienne – and buttress on party diversion shows and speak shows – which cemented her place in Hollywood history.

Other stars we’ve mislaid in the past 48 hours: Scott McKenzie and Tony Scott.

New sum surrounding the genocide of Joey Kovar have been released.

The remains of this 29-year old former Real World expel part of was found inside a Chicago home yesterday morning, and law coercion officials have been right divided revelation TMZ he upheld divided from a dangerous reduction of Viagra, heroin and alcohol.

Joey Kovar Pic

Insiders lay which Kovar went over to a friend’s residence around midnight on Thursday and told her he had been receiving cocaine. He afterwards asked her to assistance him find some-more of the drug.

The woman, identified by TMZ as Stacey Achterhof, incited Kovar down and asked him to pile-up at her place instead. He obeyed, popped a little Viagra and messed around a bit with his pal.

The subsequent morning, Stacey woke up and found Kovar’s body, with red red blood streaming out of the red red blood and nose.

Authorities – who took note of Joey’s “blackened” eyes – hold Kovar technically died from an aneurysm brought on by his ingestion of these substances. We’ll know some-more for sure when toxicology formula have been expelled in a couple of weeks.

Joey Kovar, a former expel part of on Real World: Hollywood who additionally appeared on Celebrity Rehab and struggled with piece abuse for years, was found passed inside a friend’s Chicago home today.

He was 29.

Joey Kovar on MTV

The being star’s repute tells TMZ that Kovar’s physique was detected by an familiarity early this morning, red blood entrance out of his ears and nose.

The lady called 911 and EMTs conspicuous Kovar passed at the scene.

Kovar over the Real World about median by his deteriorate in sequence to find assistance for ethanol and drugs. He afterwards certified on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab that he mostly used heroin and ecstasy.

Due to his story and the state in that he was found, family members reportedly think bleed substances of a little kind played a vital purpose in Kovar’s death.

Robert Wayne Birch, a maestro musician who has been personification to one side Elton John for twenty years, was found passed this sunrise of an strong self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 56.

Robert Wayne Birch Performs with Elton John 

Robert Wayne Birch Performs with Elton John

Law coercion officials discuss it TMZ which Birch’s physique was detected – with a singular shot to the conduct – around the dilemma from his house. No self-murder note was found and there were no signs of drug make use of or tainted play.

Birch had been played drum guitar for John given 1992 and contributed in 1997 to “Candle in the Wind,” the greatest offered singular of all-time.

He has additionally collaborated with Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Cher, Sting, The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls.

Our thoughts go out to Birch’s desired ones.

Ron Palillo – a maestro actress most appropriate well known for portraying Horshack on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter – died of a heart conflict this morning. He was 63.

Ron Palillo on Welcome Back, Kotter 

Ron Palillo on Welcome Back, Kotter

Sources tighten to the actress endorse which Palillo upheld divided at his home in Palm Beach, where his physique was found by partner Joseph Gramm around 4 a.m. He was after ecstatic by ambulance to a sanatorium and conspicuous dead.

Palillo was a complicated smoker who had been struggling with a cough, but he was differently in great health.

A local of Cheshire, Connecticut, Palillo rose to celebrity by portraying the friendly Arnold Horshack on the array which done John Travola famous. He additionally appeared on Laverne & Shirley.

Our thoughts go out to Palillo’s desired ones.

David Rakoff, an award-winning writer many appropriate well known for his dim amusement and asocial opinion on life, upheld divided currently after a prolonged conflict with cancer. He was 47.

Rakoff wrote for The New York Times and Newsweek, between alternative publications, and his letter pick up “Half Empty” won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He additionally penned the bestselling books “Don’t Get Too Comfortable” and “Fraud.”


Rakoff’s genocide was reliable by Doubleday and Anchor Books.

“The universe is a small reduction kind and a small reduction pleasing today,” his longtime editor, Bill Thomas, pronounced in a statement, adding:

“There were hundreds of reasons to love David. He was of march incredibly charming, smart and learned, a shining tale teller with the quickest thoughts imaginable, but many of all he was a inexhaustible soul. Though his hold up was cut infuriatingly short, it was abounding over measure.”

Doubleday will tell Rakoff’s last square in 2013, a work patrician “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish.”

Jane Russell Passes Away at 89

Actress Jane Russell, a argumentative Hollywood sex pitch most appropriate well known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and alternative works, has died at the age of 89.

The seductive star of 1940s and 1950s movies, a pinup lady in an age prior to pinup girls, died of respiratory disaster at home in Santa Maria, Calif.

While she carried most films, she was arguably at her most appropriate in comedies that, subtly or not, spoofed her sexpot picture and focused on her figure.

She could additionally lift a tune, as this selected shave attests …

Jane Russell – Lookin’ For Trouble

It was individualist billionaire Howard Hughes who detected Russell and put her in a movie, The Outlaw. She went onto grasp decades of success.