I’m not a particularly smart woman. I mean, my brain’s a’right, I guess. But it’s not like when I die; anybody’s going to be chasing my corpse around with a mason jar, trying to capture my lobes for science. My shit is 100% USDA-certified Abby Normal. Which is probably why I’m here, honestly, and I suspect, why you’re here too. Michael K rolled out of bed one morning and said to the world, “I am going to create a blog that is so dumb…” and well, the rest, as they say, is Dlistory as of today. Oh shit, I think I’m gonna puke.
This one hurt straight to the bone. And if you heard a high-pitched “Noooooo,” earlier, that was me reacting to the news that legendary icon and trailblazer Tina Turner has died. Tina’s rep delivered the news of sadness in this statement:
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
Tina was 83.
This morning, many of us woke up to the beyond tragic and shocking news that Stephen “tWitch” Boss, dancer, actor, and choreographer who was on So You Think You Can Dance and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died. TMZ reports that he died by suicide. Allison Holker, his wife and mother of their three children, released a statement confirming the horrible news:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.
To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.
Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Stephen Boss was only 40 years old.
This one hurts hard. The one and only Dame Olivia Newton-John died this morning at 73. The sad news was delivered by her husband John Easterling on Facebook:
Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.
Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).
Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.
A specific cause of death wasn’t given, but as John’s statement says, she battled breast cancer for decades. And in 2017, she said the breast cancer came back and had metastasized to the sacrum. We should say FUCK CANCER every day but today I’m really screaming it.
These days, we regularly wake up to news that makes up stop and say, “What the…“, and this extremely sad and shocking news made me say just that. Ray Liotta, who was great in everything from Field of Dreams to Goodfellas and beyond, has died. He was only 67.
Some very unexpected and horribly tragic news punched many directly in the gut last night when Foo Fighters announced that Taylor Hawkins, who was the band’s iconic drummer for 25 years, died suddenly. He was only 50 years old.