Buddy Lembeck from Charles in Charge and Tommy Bradford from Eight is Enough said farewell to this world of heartbreak and tears and tried to do himself in! Thankfully, he didn’t go through with it. And because I know you’re thinking it, that extremely sexy hot outfit is safe too. I’m going to look for that exact pattern at JoAnne this weekend. I’m gonna do mine up in royal blue with neon yellow trim.
So why did Willie want to leave us early? Well, his wife of 22 years, Maylo Upton (hot name, right?), left his ass and filed for divorce. Willie hasn’t made any cash since Celebrity Fit Club, so he had to declare bankruptcy. And his car got repossessed. Put all those three together and there you have Willie’s reason.
Willie told Star Magazine, “I stole a bottle of Jack Daniel’s from the guy I was renting the room from,” Willie tells Star in an exclusive interview. I’d been sober for 20 years when I took that first drink. I was also taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills. It got so bad, I put a knife to my throat and cut myself in six places. The police came, put me in handcuffs and whisked me away. I was completely devastated… I kept asking, ‘What did I do wrong?'”
Willie was thrown into the loony bin at USC and with their help he’s trying to crawl back out from his black hole.
Forever jolly Buddy Lembeck in the psych ward?! Sads.
Where is Scott Baio when you need him, because it sounds like Charles needs to be in charge of Buddy Lembeck. “I waaaaant Charles in charge of me!” And because that song is now stuck in my head for the rest of tonight, watch this so that you can join me: