Rich Piana, “Racist” Bodybuilding Champion Dies

Rich Piana admits taking steroids. Still want to be a bodybuilder kiddies?

Sky News

Celebrity bodybuilding champion Rich Piana has died two weeks after he was placed in a medically induced coma.

The 46-year-old’s death was confirmed on Friday morning in a Facebook post by his estranged wife Sara Piana.

She wrote: “I’m in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away.

“I can barely believe this… I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn’t make it.”

Piana, a former Mr California, collapsed at his home on 10 August while having a haircut, TMZ reported.

He was rushed to hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.

His girlfriend, Chanel Jansen, shared an update on 17 August.

She wrote: “The worldwide outpouring to send Rich voicemails and messages to have played or read to him is overwhelming! We can’t thank you all enough for your continued support during this time.

“The only update I’m permitted to give at this time is that he is alive, he is okay, and the excellent medical professionals here as well as myself and his close loved ones are doing all we can to get him back to a full recovery.”

Piana had more than 1.2 million followers on his Instagram page and posted images of his physique as well as bodybuilding advice on social media.

Last year, he admitted using anabolic steroids over long periods to help him gain muscle mass.

In a YouTube video in April 2016, he said: “If you have the choice to stay natural or do steroids, stay natural. There’s no reason to do steroids, you’re only hurting your body, you’re hurting yourself.

“If you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what – you’re probably going to have to f****** do ’em. You’re not going to have a choice.”

Bottles of testosterone were found by police at his home, according to TMZ.

It was unclear what caused his collapse.

“Unclear?” An autopsy report should make it clear that illegal drugs have claimed another life. From women doing lip surgery, boob jobs, and butt implants to men and their muscle building drugs, America is the most narcissistic, foolish culture in the history of the world.

Deadspin’s obituary provides an in-depth look at the big man who was in terms of muscle larger than life. Here’s an excerpt.

Piana was outsized in every way. His death makes sense from a logical standpoint: He was a leviathan of a man whose heart strained just from waking up in the morning. His organs were bloated and fatigued from his unusually heavy steroid cycles, which he famously posted for all to see. Bodybuilders, even ones much smaller than Piana, don’t typically make it long enough to become AARP members.

His passing is shocking anyway. Maybe it’s because Keith Richards types—people who defy the odds of their lifestyle to outlive those who do boring stuff like jog and eat boiled chicken breast—are so lionized. The few pickled humans who roll lucky on the longevity odds get so much attention that the mean outcome can be shocking.

He was far from a perfect man. Months before his death, a decade-old recording of a virulently racist rage-filled tirade to an ex-girlfriend surfaced. In the year before, he slap-boxed a learning-disabled Youtuber who had ordered a massive harassment campaign on Piana and his then-wife. In short, he had done some things you may expect from a SoCal guy who looked like he did.

Rich Piana apologizes for a racist outburst that was on audio tape. He blames an ex-girlfriend for the scandal. Every other word in the video is the F-word.

Comedian Joseph Levitch Has Died

In general, I’ve stopped doing celebrity obituaries. However, who could not feel a little of his or her childhood melt away today when it was announced that Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch) had died at age 91.

NBC News has run a photo essay tribute to the man who acted like a child.

Here’s four more from the 26 photo tribute.

Insofar as I am aware Jerry never went into the dirty type of so-called humor that characterizes comedy today. The last I heard a couple of months ago I think he was defending President Trump in an interview. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but I never heard any animosity toward white people from him.

Here are a few selected quotes from Jerry:

Link to Wikipedia page on Jerry Lewis

Depressed Youtube & VH1 Celebrity Stevie Ryan Commits Suicide by Hanging

For those of us who do not watch TV nor follow Internet youth celebrities, the suicide of Stevie Ryan is pretty much just a news item easily skipped over.

I saw the headlines and a picture of her last night on several sites I comb through for news and the thought that maybe she was a tranny flashed through my mind. It seems that there’s usually a social justice warrior angle to most youth stories today and the name “Stevie Ryan” suggests some sort of gender issue celebrity.

It turns out that I was wrong and that her angst of the moment was not gender bending, but depression. The Western media promotes mental problems by glorifying those who have them. The ghouls prefer a zombie population unable to work who spend their days on social media boosting the count of eyeballs to help sell advertising.

Fox News

Viral video star Stevie Ryan is dead at the age of 33 years old. She died by hanging inside her home on July 1, according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s office’s website.

Her last tweet was in remembrance of her grandfather on June 30.

“The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you everyday, forever. I love you my Pa.”

Beneath the message, followers flooded the departed TV personality’s page with shock of her death.

“Just saw the horrible news. Sorry you were having a rough time Stevie. RIP beautiful girl.”

“Goodbye sweetheart. I’m sorry it came to this. Rest in heaven.”

Ryan was outspoken about her struggle with depression on social media, and created and co-hosted a podcast about depression called “Mentally Ch(ill)” with Kristen Carney.

The Californian native gained fame on YouTube with her impersonations of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Amy Winehouse and Justin Bieber. She then got her own sketch comedy show on VH1, “Stevie TV,” and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner.

My dream man who I will only see in my dreams. I'll meet you in Percebo, soon. I love you my Papa.

A post shared by Stevie Ryan (@stevieryan) on

The “fans” (short for fanatics) of these so-called celebrities honestly think they’re in a relationship with them by following their Twitter pages, their youtube channels, and so forth.

While the Internet has its positive side, this sort of fake intimacy is a huge downer.

I have nothing against this woman or her fans. I’m just a cultural analyst trying to make sense of an insane world.

RIP.

Happy Days Star, Erin “Joanie” Moran Dead at 56

The Daily Mail reports the cause of death to be a suspected heroin overdose.

Excerpt from the Hollywood Reporter

The actress was best known for her role as Ron Howard’s little sister on the ’70s sitcom.

Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, has died.

Moran was found by Harrison County dispatch officers in Indiana responding to an “unresponsive female” report. Upon arriving at the scene, officers identified Moran and she pronounced dead at the scene, a Harrison County Sheriff official confirmed.

Moran rose to stardom on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, in which she played the younger sister to Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham. She later went on to star in her own spinoff show centered around her character’s relationship with Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio).

Other credits on Moran’s resume include a series regular role on the ’80s romantic series The Love Boat, as well as appearances on Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis Murder.

She was remembered on Twitter by Happy Days costars Ron Howard and Henry Winkler. “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon,” Winkler tweeted.

“Such sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens,” Howard wrote.

CNN reports that an autopsy is pending.

The Daily Mail reported in 2012 that the former actress was homeless.

MORAN AND HUSBAND STEVE FLEISCHMANN HAD BEEN LIVING IN A TRAILER.

She was reportedly evicted from her mother-in-law’s trailer for “hard partying.”

Globalist Jew David Rockefeller Dead at 101

The Rockefellers deny being Jews, but check out this article by Henry Makow that names the Rockefellers, Sonia Sotomayor, and Hugh Hefner as Jews.

Excerpt from Infowars

David Rockefeller, a globalist central banker who advocated a “New World Order” and mass population control while wielding vast influence over world leaders, died Monday at the age of 101.

A family spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel, confirmed his passing.
Rockefeller was well-known for openly bragging about the transnational elite’s plans to centralize control over the world’s populations, wealth and resources.

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it,” he wrote in his book Memoirs.

Rockefeller also revealed the extent of corporate media collusion with this gameplan.

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years,” he said at the 1991 Bilderberg meeting. “But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.”

“The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”

I haven’t watched all of the following video, but it’s looking good as it plays out in the background.

Perry Mason’s Secretary, actress Barbara Hale, Has Died at Age 94

Reading the life story of actress Barbara Hale you leave with an impression of a woman easy to get along with, a woman concerned about her family, and a woman with values.

For years, Americans invited her into their homes every week. In those days, likability was important. She had one husband and never remarried after his death over 20 years ago. She also had three children. This isn’t your typical Hollywood story.

Like me, she’s Scots-Irish. Maybe that’s why I liked her so much.

Chicago Tribune

Barbara Hale, best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Perry Mason’s loyal secretary Della Street on the long-running 1950s and ’60s TV series starring Raymond Burr, has died. She was 94.

Hale died Thursday, according to her son, actor William Katt, who posted the news on his Facebook page. Katt’s agent, Jacqueline Sander, said Hale died at home, at peace with her family and friends.

“We’ve all been so lucky to have her for so long. She was gracious and kind and silly and always fun to be with …,” Katt wrote on Facebook. “We’re all a little lost without her but we have extraordinary stories and memories to take with us for the rest of our lives.”

Based on characters in author Erle Stanley Gardner’s popular mystery series, the hourlong “Perry Mason,” about a crime-solving defense attorney, ran for nine seasons on CBS, from 1957 to 1966.

Hale viewed the devoted Della as “a woman who knew what everybody was thinking.”

“She was informed and very observant of everything that went on,” Hale said of the character in a 1993 interview with the Chicago Tribune. “That was my challenge as an actress — to be a necessary part of the office without being too aggressive.

“Della was quietly overpowering: She knew when to speak and when to keep her mouth closed.”

Hale was a former RKO and Columbia Pictures contract player with a string of movies and TV dramatic anthology series appearances behind her when producer Gail Patrick Jackson offered her the role of Della.

The onetime Chicago fashion model, who was married to actor Bill Williams (TV’s Kit Carson) and had young children at home, wasn’t interested in working full time on a weekly TV series. But at Jackson’s urging, she agreed to read the pilot script.

“I called back after reading it and said: ‘Good luck, dear,’ ” Hale recalled in a 1993 interview with the Los Angeles Times, saying she didn’t think an actor could sustain Mason’s lengthy courtroom monologues on a weekly basis.

But when Jackson told her that Gardner had chosen Burr to play Mason, Hale said she thought they had an actor who could pull it off.

He’s so professional and so fine and looks great for the part. Well, I think he’s just a marvelous choice,” Hale recalled telling Jackson. “She said, ‘Now, Barbara. You must do it.’ ”

After discussing the offer with her husband and obtaining a promise from Jackson that CBS was only going to shoot 18 episodes, Hale agreed to play the part. The series she thought would never go beyond 18 episodes earned her the Emmy Award in 1959 and another Emmy nomination in 1961.

She learned early on that her portrayal of Della also had made an impression at home.

“When [my son] Billy was in the first grade, we went to school for the first parent meeting, and on his desk were little projects he’d made — pictures of Daddy and Mommy and his sister and his animals,” she recalled in the 1993 Chicago Tribune interview.

“And underneath my picture … he’d written in inch-high block letters, ‘This is my mom. I love her. She is a secretary.’ ”

Billy went on to become actor William Katt, which also was his father’s real name.

After “Perry Mason” went off the air in 1966, Hale served as a commercial spokeswoman for the Amana Corp., played Dean Martin’s wife in the movie “Airport” and made TV guest appearances.

TV’s Classic Private Eye Mannix Dies at Age 91

Back when men were men and women adored them, there was Mannix.

Variety

Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix on 1960s and ’70s show “Mannix,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.

He had been diagnosed a week ago with leukemia, according to his son-in-law Mike Condon.

“Mannix” ran for eight seasons from 1968 to 1975 and was the last series from Desilu Productions. Connors won a Golden Globe for his performance as a tough, athletic investigator, who in quintessential detective show style, insisted on doing things his own way and often got beat up in the process. He drove an impressive series of muscle cars including a Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Camaro.

Desilu president Lucille Ball convinced CBS not to cancel the show despite initial poor ratings, and it caught on after being retooled into a somewhat more conventional detective series. Mannix’s secretary, played by Gail Fisher, was one of few African-American actresses on TV at the time. “Here’s Lucy” produced a crossover episode in 1971 with Connors and Ball, called “Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage.”

As recently as 2007, he made a guest appearance on “Two and a Half Men.” His other TV appearances included “Murder, She Wrote,” “Love Boat,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

The handsome square-jawed actor also appeared in early ’60s TV series “Tightrope!” and “Today’s F.B.I.” in the early ’80s. He later played Colonel Hack Peters in Herman Wouk miniseries “War and Remembrance.”

Born Kreker J. Ohanian in Fresno, Calif., Connors was of Armenian descent. He played basketball at UCLA where he was nicknamed “Touch,” and was credited in his first few films as Touch Connors. In the 1950s, Connors appeared in the John Wayne film “Island in the Sky” and in Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

Connors is survived by his wife Mary Lou, daughter Dena, and granddaughter Cooper.

In the 60s if you weren’t Mannix you probably wished you were. Admiring glances and come-ons from lovely ladies, and a chance for some fisticuffs at least once per show, he was indestructible, heroic, and cool. So were the convertibles he drove. Plus, Mannix had a huge car phone long before cell phone service started. Almost nobody had those back then because they were so expensive.

Enjoy the unforgettable opening to Mannix 69:

One of the Mannix classic cars:

One of many Mannix car chases over the years: