The absolute worst outcome to Luke Perry suffering a massive stroke last week happened. As we all held our St. Brenda and St. Dylan candles while praying for Luke to make a full recovery, I really thought he would pull through, get healthy again and come back to say that if Brenda’s not doing that weird 90210 reboot, neither is he. But in awful-wrapped-in-horrible news that broke every piece of my heart, Luke’s rep said that he never recovered from his stroke and died today.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”
And there goes a big part of my tween self who swooned out of my British Knights over Dylan McKay’s pompadour of rebel hotness and mysterious coolness, and considered Dylan one of my first crushes.
For many of us, Charo is a human disco ball ray of potent happiness and brings us joy with every little cuchi cuchi she does, so now it’s our turn to cuchi cuchi some healing thoughts at her, because she’s in a dark, bad place right now.
TMZ says that Charo’s husband, Kjell Rasten, shot himself yesterday in the Beverly Hills home he shares with her. He was 78. To add a heaping mound of sad on an already mountain of sad, Charo was reportedly home at the time.
TMZ is reporting a huge heaping of sad this morning: star of the eternally ridiculous yet somehow always elegant Young & The Restless, Kristoff St. John was found dead at his home yesterday.
So it’s been a minute since this was in the headlines, but you’ll probably remember the familiar sensation of your skin crawling as you read this and it’ll all come back to you.
Voice-over god, who once actually played God, Morgan Freeman, was surrounded by rumors that he was going to marry his step-grand daughter E’Dena Hines back in 2009, whom he had raised with his first wife since childhood. That (thankfully) never happened, but something awful did happen in 2015. E’Dena was found stabbed to death on the streets of NYC with her ex standing over her body, screaming incoherently. In case that wasn’t enough to make your skin ask for a ticket on the first plane off your body, we have an update: E’Dena’s killer has been sentenced. And the hearing brought out close friends: Ick and Drama.
Theater queens and anybody who appreciates one-of-a-kind raw talent is putting on their sequined red mourning veil today and sadly singing, “Goodbye, Dolly.” There’s a very good reason for why it’s overcast and gloomy everywhere today (if you looked out your window and see sunshine, it’s just a mirage, shut up), because the world has lost a burst of bedazzled sunshine with a dollop of platinum hair on top. Sometimes when a legend dies, I say, “I didn’t think this was possible,” but this time I really mean it, and scientists are pushing all of their projects to the side to study how is it possible that the original Queen of Broadway Carol Channing, who we all thought would live until the bulb in the sun went out, died. But sadly for the world, Carol Channing died early this morning of natural causes. She would have turned 98 on January 31.
In some horrible wrapped in tragic wrapped in ten pounds of sad news, Kim Porter (pictured above this past June in San Francisco) died today at her home in Toluca Lake, CA. She was only 47.
Kim was a model and actor. She was mostly known to us as the mother of Diddy’s three children: 20-year-old Christian twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James. D’Lila and Jessie are just 11 years old, which adds another forty five hundred layers of sadness on top of this. Kim and Diddy were together on-and-off for 13 years. They split up for good in 2007. Kim also had a 27-year-old son named Quincy with Al. B. Sure!
TMZ got a hold of emergency dispatch audio, which claims that a patient was going into cardiac arrest. Just yesterday, Kim had reportedly called her doctor about how she was sick with possibly pneumonia and wasn’t feeling better. Sources say that Kim had been sick for weeks. Diddy’s rep issued a statement confirming Kim’s death:
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”
Kim posted on Instagram during the past few weeks, and posted this picture of her with her family at the premiere of The Holiday Calendar, which Quincy is in, on October 30.
Rest in peace, Kim.