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One year ago today, fangirls everywhere began building shrines to Heath Ledger, who passed away at the age of 28 due to an accidental drug overdose. Just a few months before his death Heath had finished filming what would become his Golden Globe winning portrayal of The Joker, the youngest actor ever in that role.

An upcoming Nick Drake tribute album is set to feature "Black Eyed Dog" covered by Heath, and it seems almost certain that the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor this year will go to him for The Dark Knight. It really is too bad he hasn't been around, these past few months would have been non-stop parties and fun.

Peace out, Heath Ledger. Don't worry, your Heathus Christ followers will no doubt sell out theaters when The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is released. (Johnny Depp being in that certainly doesn't hurt.) Rest in peace, wherever you are.

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Ricardo Montalbán, best known as Mr. Roarke on the series Fantasy Island, passed away in Los Angeles today at the age of 88. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but at 88, chances are it wasn't a heroin overdose. Reports are that his daughter and nurses were with him at the time of death.

Ricardo acted in over 30 films during his career and had parts, both major and minor, on over 30 television shows. Any Planet of the Apes fan can tell you, he was one kick ass circus owner! And Khan in Star Trek II, fuggeddaboudit!

He remained a Mexican citizen throughout his life, though he lived in the United States. Devoutly Roman Catholic, a huge service is no doubt in the works.

Peace out, Ricardo Montalbán! Here's hoping all your fantasies come true on that big island in the sky!

Peace Out, Jett Travolta

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16 year old Jett Travolta, son of Pulp Fiction star John Travolta, passed away today while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas. Jett reportedly suffered a seizure at Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island which resulted in a fall and a head injury. Attempts were made at the scene to revive him but were unsuccessful.

Nothing but wonderful things to say about this family. Having had the pleasure of meeting them once while working in Florida, I wish everyone well.

Peace out Jett Travolta. May you fly first class to that airport in the sky.

Peace Out, Eartha Kitt

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Actress, singer and stage star Eartha Kitt passed away of colorectal cancer on Christmas Day at the age of 81. A huge bummer -- she is legendary. The voice of Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove, costarring in films such as Boomerang, Holes, The Mark of the Hawk and Erick the Viking, classing up the place as Catwoman on the Batman television series and the voice behind Santa Baby.

Peace Out Eartha Kitt. We just lost one fierce bitch.

Peace Out, Bettie Page

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Cheesecake pin-up model Bettie Page died of a heart attack yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 85. Pop culture will always remember her as the queen of bondage; Hot Topic will (from now on) remember her as the queen of sales. Either way, she'll be remembered and that's an honor in itself.

Peace out Bettie. I hope they have garter belts in heaven.

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