On the heels of the passings of both Steve Jobs and Charles Napier,three more well-known celebrities have also passed away….
* Diane Cilento: best known as Miss Rose,a member of the Summerisle pagan cult in THE WICKER MAN(the original film),Diane was also an accomplished actress,from her Oscar nomaited role in TOM JONES to films that include HOMBRE,THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY,Z.P.G.(ZERO GROWTH POPULATION),DUET FOR FOUR,NEGATIVES,THE THIRD SECRET,THE NAKED EDGE,JET SOTRM,PASSAGE HOME,PASSING STRANGER,MEET MR. LUCIFER,and MOULIN ROUGE(1952). She was also the former wife of Sean Connery and mother to his son Jason Connery(who is a genre film regular).
* David Hess: best known as the evil Krug in the original LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT(which established him as a horror cinema icon),folk singer/actor David also starred in the films HITCHHIKE,SWAMP THING,AVALANCHE EXPRESS,HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK,WHITE STAR,BODY COUNT,THE SWISS CONSPIRACY,FALLEN ANGELS,ZODIAC KILLER,ZOMBIE NATION,USED,GO TOGETHER,and his final film SMASH CUT. He was also scheduled to appear in the films HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK 2(to be directed by Ruggero Deodato[after a lengthy career hiatus]),THE HOUSE THAT WEPT BLOOD,and MANSON RISING. he also wrote the classic Elvis Presely song “All Shook Up”,and his passing(via found dead in his sleep at the age of 69)left an enormous array of Facebook posts and messages(from many heartbroken fans).
* Al Davis: the famous manager of the Oakland Raiders,Al lead the San Francisco Bay Area football team to prosperous success in the early 80s(and establishedt hem as local sports heroes),but then became the most hated man in sports when he agreed to re-locate the Raiders to L.A.(transforming them into the L.A. Raiders for a while[before their eventual return to Oakland). He will never be forgotten.
May they all be fully remebered for their important contributions(Diane and David to the world of film,and Al to the world of sports).
The HLN Channel Is Chock Full Of Endless Coverage Of The Conrad Murray Trial(Getting More Coverage Than Amanda Knox),For I Can’t Solely Blame Dr. Murray Since Michael Jackson Didn’t Say No To The Drugs(That Murray Gave Him),Wanted The Drugs,And Michael Should Have Said No(And Properly Now Regrets It[Since He’s Somewhere In Heaven])