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watusi

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Rick James Dead?
« on: August 06, 2004, 03:19:41 PM »

Drudge reports,no details yet.

anyone??


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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2004, 03:20:46 PM »

It's on cnn's front page, breaking news: http://www.cnn.com/
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Rick James Dead?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2004, 03:25:31 PM »

I'm dead beeyatch!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2004, 03:34:34 PM »

The AP just sent two alerts:


Part One:
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AP-Obit-Rick James URGENT
     
      LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say funk singer Rick James has died in
Los Angeles of apparent natural causes.

     
      (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
     
AP-NY-08-06-04 1519EDT


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AP-Obit-Rick James URGENT, take 2
     
      James was best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak."
      Police say he was found dead this morning at a residence near
Universal City.

     
      (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
     
AP-NY-08-06-04 1523EDT
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Rick James Dead?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2004, 03:38:15 PM »

i guess cocaine death is considered natural causes in L.A.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2004, 03:38:59 PM »

They're building the obit on cnn.com: http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/06/rick.james/index.html


From yahoo:LOS ANGELES - Funk singer Rick James, best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak," died Friday, apparently of natural causes, police said.

James, 56, died at 9:45 a.m. at a residence near Universal City, said Officer Esther Reyes, a Police Department spokeswoman.

"He died apparently of natural causes. We learned of his death after responding to a radio call," Reyes said.

After his big hit, James' fame began to fade as he became embroiled in legal problems and health troubles.

James was convicted in 1993 of assaulting two women. The first attack occurred in 1991 when he restrained and burned a young woman with a hot pipe during a cocaine binge at his house in West Hollywood. He was free on bail when the second assault occurred in 1992 in James' hotel room.

James was sentenced to more than two years in state prison.

In 1997, he released a new album, but a year later he suffered a stroke while performing at Denver's Mammoth Events Center, derailing a comeback tour.

In 1998 he also underwent hip replacement surgery.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2004, 03:44:42 PM »

In related news, Comedy Central has revoked Dave Chappelle's $50 million deal. ;)

RIP Rick James!
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2004, 05:19:21 PM »

am i the only one that's really fuckin' bummed about this?
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2004, 05:51:23 PM »

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am i the only one that's really fuckin' bummed about this?


It's sad, but honestly, it wasn't as if he was known for his "clean living."
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2004, 01:40:06 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2004, 04:00:43 AM »

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Quote from: "vizzah"
am i the only one that's really fuckin' bummed about this?


It's sad, but honestly, it wasn't as if he was known for his "clean living."


yeah, i know.  much like brando dying it wasn't exactly a shock.  but what's with this "natural causes" bullshit?  he's my dad's age!
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2004, 08:44:34 AM »

I just finished playing his "Wonderful" album from 1988 - a much maligned funk album IMHO.

Rick never fulfilled his potential - and I can't help thinking all that MC Hammer Shit* kinda sidelined his career?

*The phrase "MC Hammer Shit" is Ricky Gervais' "The Office"
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