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Old 29-12-2006, 09:09
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if you don't like seeing dead people in coffins then dont click, but honestly - he looks ok.

http://community.livejournal.com/ohn...63.html#cutid1
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Old 29-12-2006, 09:19
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Originally Posted by georgy
if you don't like seeing dead people in coffins then dont click, but honestly - he looks ok.

http://community.livejournal.com/ohn...63.html#cutid1

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Old 29-12-2006, 09:28
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Wait a minute. I'm sure I have photos from a wake somewhere. Shall I post them too?
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Old 29-12-2006, 11:45
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He is unlikely to get up (get on up)
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Old 29-12-2006, 11:50
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Yeah...I saw them on gettyimages. Very sad. I'm not squeamish like that; unfortunately i've attended many an open funeral.

I still think his funeral so far is a bit "ghetto". Not befitting his great musical standing. I sincerely hope there's something more in store to commemorate this great great entertainer.
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:00
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Is his ghost still hanging around soul bars then?

In the 5th picture down it looks like his spirit (on the left) is having one last wail into the mic.
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:00
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I think its a great idea to have his wake at The Apollo actually, he was very much a man of the people, especially in that area. His song 'Say it loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud' made him a hero among black americans and in his own area of New York, he was like a God.

Its nice that people can go and pay their respects in a place where he made his name.

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Old 29-12-2006, 12:04
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Originally Posted by magnificent
Yeah...I saw them on gettyimages. Very sad. I'm not squeamish like that; unfortunately i've attended many an open funeral.

I still think his funeral so far is a bit "ghetto". Not befitting his great musical standing. I sincerely hope there's something more in store to commemorate this great great entertainer.
you'll like www.Celebritymorgue.com , www.celebritygraves.org and www.findagrave.com then, the 3rd one is better IMHO.
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:09
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its him

I'm not really into soul, so I didn't actually know who he was . But come to think of it, he was on Johnathon Ross earlier this year, I thought he was pretty scary looking but I didn't think he'd be dead in 6 months time
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:09
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Originally Posted by georgy
you'll like www.Celebritymorgue.com , www.celebritygraves.org and www.findagrave.com then, the 3rd one is better IMHO.
.....interesting.
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:24
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Originally Posted by georgy
you'll like www.Celebritymorgue.com , www.celebritygraves.org and www.findagrave.com then, the 3rd one is better IMHO.
No offense but do you enjoy looking at dead celebrities?
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:44
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Originally Posted by tom0101
its him

I'm not really into soul, so I didn't actually know who he was . But come to think of it, he was on Johnathon Ross earlier this year, I thought he was pretty scary looking but I didn't think he'd be dead in 6 months time
I remember watching that show and thinking how good he was for his age. He still put on a great set. Bless.
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Old 29-12-2006, 12:47
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Originally Posted by tom0101
No offense but do you enjoy looking at dead celebrities?
not particularly, but I stumbled across them while checking out why some celeb died and ended up getting some bad dreams from them

I like reading about stuff like that - I love the gossip - but the pics aren't my thing. Some of the pics on the mortuary slab or at death/murder scenes are quite disturbing, and I dont recommend them to people like me (who can't even watch ER without a big pillow to cover my face with )
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:00
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There was a picture of him in one of the papers today so it was hard to avoid! I have to say it isn't gruesome, but still a very strange practice that people wish to go and see an open casket!
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:02
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I thought he looked very well lying in his casket-better in fact than when he was living.
Had he just been on holiday- if so it did him the world of good.

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Old 29-12-2006, 13:05
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Originally Posted by Sloopy
There was a picture of him in one of the papers today so it was hard to avoid! I have to say it isn't gruesome, but still a very strange practice that people wish to go and see an open casket!
Its not strange to me. Its not a fascination for me just that the ones I've seen (my father's in a morgue), friends etc have been close to me and in the ceremony of the funerals - it is offered by the priest as a final form of paying respects.

I'm completely fine with it.
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:08
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Originally Posted by magnificent
Its not strange to me. Its not a fascination for me just that the ones I've seen (my father's in a morgue), friends etc have been close to me and in the ceremony of the funerals - it is offered by the priest as a final form of paying respects.

I'm completely fine with it.
I've seen relatives myself but all I meant was it isn't something I would go out of my way to see, unless it was somebody I knew.
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:14
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Originally Posted by Sloopy
I've seen relatives myself but all I meant was it isn't something I would go out of my way to see, unless it was somebody I knew.
Well yes and no. If James Browns body was here in the UK I'd go and see it. Only because I was raised on his music, my parents loved his music and his music took pride of place during my upbringing. So, although I didnt know him personally, I would have liked to pay my last respects to him. Not out of morbid fascination - but because he was one of the greatest entertainers I've known in my lifetime so far.
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:40
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Originally Posted by georgy
you'll like www.Celebritymorgue.com , www.celebritygraves.org and www.findagrave.com then, the 3rd one is better IMHO.
Oh my god Marilyn Monroe was quite scary I am speechless that somebody actually researched these pictures and put on them on the internet.

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Old 29-12-2006, 13:41
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Originally Posted by georgy
I think its a great idea to have his wake at The Apollo actually, he was very much a man of the people, especially in that area. His song 'Say it loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud' made him a hero among black americans and in his own area of New York, he was like a God.

Its nice that people can go and pay their respects in a place where he made his name.
James Brown wasn't from New York and didn't live there. But he did have memorable shows in the Apollo theatre in Harlem.

He's revered among African Americans because he urged them to be proud of who they were although he hung on to his straightened hair throughout his whole career life.

Rev. Al Sharpton, a NY a political activist of sorts and a spokesperson for the black community (and in one of those photos) adopted the same hairstyle back in the 70s out of respect for him.
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:58
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Sky News had a feed devoted to his viewing yesterday – the camera maintained a reasonable distance (no extreme close ups etc…).

But it did seem very creepy filming someone in a coffin, for two days and relaying it live on the News/around the world.

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Old 29-12-2006, 14:07
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Originally Posted by pinky2006
Oh my god Marilyn Monroe was quite scary I am speechless that somebody actually researched these pictures and put on them on the internet.
That picture was in a book about Marilyn Monroe years ago and I remember then thinking !
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Old 29-12-2006, 14:07
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I'm not a fan of dead bodies (is anyone?) and I don't dare look on all this "celebrity morgue" style websites, but I clicked on the original link (the James Brown one) and it's not bad at all (as far as dead people go, you know), not a fan of the close-ups, but hey, may 'The Godfather' of soul music rest in piece
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Old 29-12-2006, 14:36
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Originally Posted by Sloopy
There was a picture of him in one of the papers today so it was hard to avoid! I have to say it isn't gruesome, but still a very strange practice that people wish to go and see an open casket!
Have you experienced death by any chance? Its a usual practice over here too that people go and see dead relatives and friends in their open coffins, in the morgue or closest relatives house. But its something you don't actually realise until you have experienced death yourself so for those who have been very lucky and never experienced someone dying then you don't actually know any different.

(Sorry if that sounds pushy or argumentative in any way, I couldnt think of better wording lol)
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Old 29-12-2006, 15:19
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It is weird that once someone dies they look about 15 years younger and happy think about it have you ever seen someone look miserable when they are dead
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