NOO!! First Doris Roberts, and now CHYNA, the 9th wonder of the world! The WWF‘s most iconic female wrestler of all-time (street name Joan Laurer) and women’s wrestling pioneer was found dead in her home in Los Angeles at 45. Sources say that she had been on medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation.
Chyna made her WWE debut in 1997 as an enforcer for Triple H, and continued to work with the current executive vice-president of talent, live events and creative of the WWE when he formed the legendary stable D-Generation X with Shawn Michaels as well as The Corporation faction.
She went on to hold the Women’s Championship for 231 days in 2001, which came after her stints as Intercontinental champions in October 1999 and August 2000. She left the company following her final appearance at the Judgement Day pay-per-view in 2001.Chyna also embarked on a career in pornography from 2004, and it’s known that her work in the adult industry is why she has not been added to the WWE’s Hall of Fame.
RIP, Chyna! We hope you’re up there doing handspring back elbows and gorilla press slams with the angels!
Actress and long-time supporter of the LGBT community, Doris Roberts has passed away on Sunday at the age of 90! The Everybody Loves Raymond star was remembered by her former costar Patty Heaton this week, saying:
Doris was the longtime chair of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, using her Hollywood connections to fundraise. RIP Doris!
Producer, reality star and former husband of Liza Minelli, David Guest has been found dead in his hotel room this morning at the age of 62.
“Police were called at 10:17hrs on Tuesday 12 April to the Four Seasons hotel, in Westferry Circus, E14, to reports of an unexplained death of a man in his 60s. London Ambulance Service were called to the scene. Life was pronounced extinct at the hotel.”
David was set to begin a tour this July titled David Gest Is Not Dead, But Alive With Soul, named after the cringeworthy scene that erupted when his Big Brother housemate, Tiffany Pollard, mistakenly thought Gest had died during filming. Eeesh! The irony. Currently, the cause of death is unknown.
Gest produced the highest-rated musical television special in history, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years in 2001, which was the last reunion of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons in 17 years, and Jackson’s last solo concerts. Gest appeared on the 2006 series of the British reality television show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. RIP David!
Cancer SUCKS! Another icon has left us, as Mob Wives star and BIG ANG (aka Angela Railoa) has lost her battle with cancer and has joined the angels today, which was announced via her Twitter page. We first learned of Big Ange via her MONEY. DIAMONDS. gifs which we looked at every morning religiously with our coffee before work as our mantra to motivate us for the coming work week. Thank you for the inspiration, Angela – you will be missed and your legacy will live on!
The world has lost a little slice of major 80’s glamour! Vanity, Prince‘s former bombshell protege and Vanity 6 frontwoman passed way from kidney failure after fighting the health issue for decades.
Vanity, whose real name was Denise Katrina Matthews, passed away in a Fremont, CA hospital on Monday … according to sources close to her family. A few months ago she set up a GoFundMe page, and said she’d been diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis — an inflammation of the small intestines.
She also battled crack addiction in the ’90s, and after a 1994 OD her kidneys were shot. She had to undergo nearly daily dialysis treatments.
Denise finally got clean and found God and stuff, but her body still suffered from the years of caning it. Hopefully she’s up there at peace with all the angels. RIP Nasty Girl!