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Old 13-03-2013, 23:00
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Daily Star ran an awful story about Gary Holton with regards to his drug addiction and that he was dealing in it as well which was not accurate and put the star into a downward spiral which in my opinion made him take his own life with a morphine overdose mixed with alcohol, very sad indeed. His own mother petitioned the news paper after his death to get them to apologise for there disgusting lying reports about her son, like the nasty newspaper it is they refused, the poor mother suffered in the lost of her son as well as that scum rag being responsible for a witch hunt.

Gary Holton was a actor and singer who died way before his time.
Thanks for answering misslibertine in my absence cynet, I was away from my computer. I remember the whole thing clearly, was visiting relatives in Wales at the time for about a week or so and it seemed for every single day of that stay The Star printed another 'expose' of GH, for no good reason that I could work out. I was only about fifteen at the time but even then thought it was disgraceful, and my opinion has not changed. The Sunday Sport had more journalistic and moral integrity than that rag EVER had...
Thanks for the information both. I knew his name and face as my mother loved Auf Weidersen, Pet but I wasn't born when he died so I didn't know very much about it.
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Old 13-03-2013, 23:23
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Bruce Lee. His career was at full pelt when he died.
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Old 13-03-2013, 23:26
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Not really at his peak but sad that Steig Larsson died before he achieved his dream of being published.
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Old 14-03-2013, 06:17
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Amy Winehouse and Yootha Joyce...
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Old 14-03-2013, 11:57
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Oh definitely. So sad, that.

A lot of people on this thread don't qualify on the 'peak' front. 'Peak' is when they had more or less the world at their feet and everything was well in their lives. Did a lot of very talented stars die too young, yes. And tragically, yes. But only a handful of people here died at the peak of their careers.
Yes, this is true. There are only a few names on here who died at their peak. In other cases, we can only envisage what their peak would have been, for instance Eddie Cochran and Buddy Holly because they were so very young when they were killed and promised so much.

Then there are those we have lost far too young. Elvis, Whitney and Michael J - still quite young but their beauty and talent largely destroyed. And the latest victim of drug abuse, Amy Winehouse. God, it makes you want to weep when you think of the havoc drugs have caused to so much talent.
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Old 14-03-2013, 12:18
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[quote=cynet;64752512]
What happened?

Daily Star ran an awful story about Gary Holton with regards to his drug addiction and that he was dealing in it as well which was not accurate and put the star into a downward spiral which in my opinion made him take his own life with a morphine overdose mixed with alcohol, very sad indeed. His own mother petitioned the news paper after his death to get them to apologise for there disgusting lying reports about her son, like the nasty newspaper it is they refused, the poor mother suffered in the lost of her son as well as that scum rag being responsible for a witch hunt.

Gary Holton was a actor and singer who died way before his time.
It reminds me of a similar case where The Scum destroyed the original Mark Fowler - a guy who had mental health issues not helped by their lies but because he killed himself as a result of their libels (or at least they didn't help) the paper couldn't be sued. That sad story amongst others that made me realise the tabloid press are kinda evil really - way before Levison inquiry and the relevations about phone hacking a missing girl's moby.
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Old 14-03-2013, 13:36
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I think some of the people mentioned here had already passed their peak or were on a plateau that wasn't going to rise. For me the ones I would have been interested in seeing how their careers would have developed are Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger, Richard Beckinsale and Dermot Morgan, and although not a celebrity Princess Diana.
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Old 14-03-2013, 13:46
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I think some of the people mentioned here had already passed their peak or were on a plateau that wasn't going to rise.
That's undoubtedly true, but I think naming the people is more interesting than debating where they were on their career trajectory.
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Old 14-03-2013, 13:52
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I was looking at pictures of Sharon on tumblr to reblog and was greeted with pictures of her dead and bloody body. It affected me for ages after.
Just found those pictures. Hideous. Why are they on the internet for god sake.
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Old 14-03-2013, 14:03
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Family members of the victims have tried to get those photographs removed but haven't been successful. They're absolutely awful. Abigail Folger's affected me the most. Her poor little body is just littered with stab wounds and her intestines are protruding through the wounds. This is WHY those bastards should never be released.
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Old 14-03-2013, 16:13
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charlotte coleman shocked me - i grew up watching her on worzel gummidge and she was in 3 weddings & a funeral - i dunno it just seemd sad and she was only 33
I remember her as Marmalade Atkins and I found her death shocking too. Her sister Lisa has done well and looks so like her though...

Brittany Murphy - I still find it hard to watch any of her films because she was so good and could have been great.

John Spencer - I can not watch the episode of The West Wing where Leo has a heart attack, I saw it after John had died of a heart attack so it was too real....I also find the episodes when Leo dies so hard to watch because it the pain is too real...


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Old 14-03-2013, 16:46
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Has to be Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana
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Old 14-03-2013, 18:46
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Kirsty McColl was making a comeback at the time of her tragic death.
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