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Friday, March 26, 2010

Corin William Redgrave died he was 70

Corin William Redgrave died he was 70. Redgrave was an English actor and political activist.
(16 July 1939 – 6 April 2010)




Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, the son of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.

Redgrave was educated at the independent Westminster School and at King's College at the University of Cambridge.

Redgrave played a wide range of character roles on film, television and stage.

He won the Olivier Award for his performance as Boss Whalen in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales. He later repeated the role on Broadway, where he earned a Tony Award nomination. He appeared in Shakespearean plays such as Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV, Part 1, and The Tempest. He also gained critical and popular approval in the works of Noël Coward, notably a highly successful revival of A Song At Twilight co-starring his sister Vanessa Redgrave and his second wife Kika Markham.

On screen he is best known for his roles in such acclaimed and diverse films as A Man for All Seasons, Excalibur, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

He wrote a play Bluntly Speaking, which has been produced at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Redgrave was a lifelong activist in left-wing politics. With his elder sister Vanessa, he was a prominent member of the Workers' Revolutionary Party. More recently, he became a defender of the interests of the Romani people.

Both Redgrave and his wife, Kika Markham, expressed support for Viva Palestina, a humanitarian convoy, led by British MP George Galloway, attempting to break the siege of the Gaza Strip.

Corin Redgrave represented the third generation of a theatrical dynasty spanning four generations.

In June 2005, he was described by his family as being in a "critical but stable" condition in hospital following a severe heart attack at a public meeting in Basildon, Essex.[1] Redgrave had also been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer since 2000. His first wife, Deirdre Redgrave, died of cancer and his sister, Lynn, is in remission from breast cancer for which she was treated in recent years.

In March 2009 Corin made his return to the London stage playing the title role in Trumbo, based on the life of the blacklisted Hollywood screen writer Dalton Trumbo. On opening night Corin dedicated his performance to the memory of Natasha Richardson, his niece, who had died earlier that week following a skiing accident.

He died on 6 April 2010 in a South London hospital.[2]


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Sugar Lee Hooper died she was 62

Sugar Lee Hooper, stage name of Marja van der Toorn, died she was 62. Hooper was a Dutch singer , presenter , entertainer and television personality. Zij stond vooral bekend om haar stevige voorkomen, kaal geschoren hoofd en haar felgekleurde jurken. She was known for her strong prevention, shaved head and her brightly colored dresses. Haar bekendste nummers zijn De Wandelclub (Jo met de Banjo) en Oh, wat ben je mooi . Her best known songs are the Wandelclub (with Jo Banjo) and Oh, you're beautiful.
( The Hague , 23 February 1948 - The Hague, 4 April 2010 [1] )

Van der Toorn werd geboren als dochter van een jazzpianist en Hawaï-gitariste.
Van der Toorn was the daughter of a jazz pianist-guitarist and Hawaii.
Als veertienjarige kreeg ze haar eerste drumstel . As a fourteen year old got her first drum kit . Enige tijd later werd ze drumster van het vrouwenorkest The Ladybirds . Some time later she became the wife of drummer band The Lady Birds. Later kwam ze bij de band Vin and the Cardinal Queens . Later she joined the band Vin & the Cardinal Queens. Met haar broer Hans bracht Van der Toorn twee redelijk succesvolle singles uit, waarna ze koos voor het moederschap. With her brother Hans, Van der Toorn two fairly successful singles, after which she chose motherhood.


Later koos ze er toch voor weer te gaan drummen. Later, they nevertheless chose to return to drumming. Twaalf jaar lang deed ze dit voor The Crazy Rockers . For twelve years she did this for The Crazy Rockers . Bij een val van het podium raakte ze zo gewond dat er een revalidatie van zeven jaar volgde. When falling off the stage she became so wounded that a rehabilitation of seven years followed. Er ontstond blijvende schade, wat ertoe leidde dat ze besloot om niet langer meer te drummen maar te gaan zingen. There was lasting damage, which led them decided to no longer be drumming, but to sing.

In 1990 deed ze onder haar eigen naam mee aan het RTL Véronique -programma Showmasters . In 1990, under her own name to the RTL Veronique program Showmasters .

Begin jaren '90 kwam Van der Toorn in aanraking met boekingsagente Dini Maagdenberg , die interesse in haar als zangeres had. Early 90s came into contact with Van der Toorn booking agent Maagdenberg Dini , who had interest in her as a singer. Dit was de geboorte van de artieste Sugar Lee Hooper . Sugar verwees naar Van der Toorns liefde voor zoetigheden, Lee Hooper was de naam van de manager van Billie Holiday . This was the birth of the artist Sugar Lee Hooper. Sugar, referring to Van der Toorn love sweets, Lee Hooper was the name of the manager of Billie Holiday . Hoewel haar platenmaatschappij graag had dat ze een Nederlandstalig repertoire nam, hield Hooper vast aan het Engels. Although her record that she would have preferred a Dutch repertoire took Hooper held fast to the English. Haar inspiraties waren Ella Fitzgerald , Sam & Dave en The Pointer Sisters . Her inspirations were Ella Fitzgerald , Sam & Dave and The Pointer Sisters . Haar opvallende stemgeluid en verschijning zorgden ervoor dat ze op veel feesten en partijen verscheen. Her voice and striking appearance made sure they appeared in many festivals and parties.

In 1993 bracht ze een album en singles uit. In 1993 she released an album and singles. Dit werden uiteindelijk maar kleine hits. This small but were finally hits. Een jaar later was Suger Lee Hooper een vast panellid in het TROS -spelprogramma Dat zeg ik niet . A year later, Suger Lee Hooper establish a panelist at the TROS -game I do not say . Weer een jaar later stapte ze alsnog over naar het Nederlands en bracht ze het lied De Wandelclub uit. A year later she moved on to Dutch, and still she brought the song from The Wandelclub. Onder meer door een opvallend optreden in de André van Duin Show werd dit haar eerste top 10-hit. Including a notable appearance in the Yardbirds show , this was her first top 10 hit. De hierop volgende albums en singles werden echter kleine tot geen successen. The subsequent albums and singles were, however small or no success. Desondanks werd Hooper een gevestigd artiest en daarmee veelgevraagd in het schnabbelcircuit. Hooper was nevertheless an established artist and therefore much in demand in the gig circuit. Zo speelde ze enkele gastrollen in oa Het zonnetje in huis , PaPaul en in Pittige tijden . She played several guest roles in such light up the house , PaPaul and Spicy times . Ook speelde ze recent een rol in de speelfilm I Love Dries , als huisvriendin. Also recently, she played a role in the feature film I Love Dries , as family friend.

Met haar vriendin Andrea van der Kaap sloot Sugar Lee Hooper in 1998 een geregistreerd partnerschap . With her friend Andrea van der Kaap ditch Sugar Lee Hooper in 1998 a registered partnership . In 2001 was ze de eerste Nederlandse artiest die een homohuwelijk sloot door het geregistreerd partnerschap om te laten zetten in een huwelijk. In 2001 she became the first Dutch artist to a same-sex marriages entered into by the partnership to be registered into a marriage.

In januari 2006 onderging Sugar Lee Hooper in Duitsland een facelift . In January 2006 Sugar Lee Hooper underwent in Germany a facelift . In 2007 onderging ze een buikwandcorrectie en een borstoperatie. In 2007 she underwent a tummy tuck and breast surgery.

Op 31 maart 2008 werd bekendgemaakt dat Sugar Lee Hooper een tumor in de heup had, waaraan zij geopereerd moest worden. [2] Later bleek het om een goedaardige tumor te gaan. [3] Op 14 april 2008 deelde het management van Sugar Lee Hooper mee, dat de artieste per direct zou stoppen met optreden, omdat zij het werk fysiek en mentaal niet meer aankon. On March 31, 2008 it was announced that Sugar Lee Hooper a tumor in the hip had, which she needed surgery. [2] later turned out to be a benign tumor to go. [3] On April 14, 2008 informed the management of Sugar Lee Hooper implies that the artist would immediately stop action as they work physically and mentally no longer cope. Het feit, dat de 60-jarige zangeres naar eigen zeggen lichamelijk op was, deed haar besluiten om haar artiestenbestaan aan de wilgen te hangen. [4] The fact that the 60-year-old singer had to physically own words, made her decide her artists are hanging on the willows. [4]

Op 28 maart 2010 viel ze van haar scootmobiel , waarbij ze haar heup brak. On March 28, 2010 she fell from her scooter , which she broke her hip. Tijdens de hierop volgende operatie kreeg ze een hartstilstand en zuurstofgebrek. During subsequent surgery she had a cardiac arrest and oxygen lack. Om die reden werd ze kunstmatig in een coma gehouden. [5] Op 31 maart 's avonds werd bekendgemaakt, dat het weer iets beter ging. For this reason she was in an artificial coma held. [5] On March 31 evening it was announced that the weather was little better. De slaapmiddelen werden afgebouwd, waarna afgewacht moest worden of en hoe ze zou ontwaken. The hypnotics were phased out, then wait to be or how they would awaken. Uiteindelijk is ze op zondagmorgen 4 april 2010 om 10.05 uur overleden op 62-jarige leeftijd. [6] Ultimately it on Sunday April 4, 2010 at 10.05 am deceased at age 62. [6]


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Buza Ferraz actor dies at age 59 in Rio de Janeiro

The actor and director Buza Ferraz, 59, died at 3:15 am this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, according to the Samaritan Hospital, where he was hospitalized. Buza foi encaminhado ao hospital devido a um mal-estar e teve uma parada cardíaca fatal enquanto era atendido. Buza was taken to hospital due to malaise and had a fatal cardiac arrest while being treated. O ator sofria de leucemia. The actor was suffering from leukemia.



Buza, que dirigiu o filme For All - Trampolim da Vitória (1997), fez seu último trabalho em 2006, na série Faça sua História da Rede Globo. Buza, who directed the film For All - Springboard to Victory (1997), made his last work in 2006, the series make its history of Rede Globo. O seu primeiro trabalho foi na novela Selva de Pedra , em 1972. His first work was the novel concrete jungle in 1972. Ele ficou famoso devido ao papel de Cauê na novela O Rebu , de 1975, sendo o primeiro ator a ter um caso homossexual em uma novela da emissora. He became famous because of the role of the novel The Cauê Rebu, 1975, being the first actor to have a homosexual affair in a novel of the station.

Ele também foi produtor do filme Estorvo (2000), baseado na obra de Chico Buarque de Hollanda. He was also Estorvo movie producer (2000), based in Chico Buarque de Hollanda.


Buza's last job in television was in 2006, the novel "Pages of Life" from TV Globo.

Son of the traditional family in Rio, he graduated in Journalism, but chose to devote himself to playwriting. Apoiado pelo pai, começou a trabalhar no teatro em 1969, com musical "Hair", que contava com Sônia Braga no elenco. Backed by his father, began working in theater in 1969, with musical "Hair", which featured Sonia Braga in the cast. Em pouco tempo, Ferraz chegou ao cargo de diretor. Soon, Ferraz reached the position of director.

Na TV, foi galã de diversas produções globais dos anos 80. On TV, it was heart-throb several global productions of the 80s. Sua estreia aconteceu ao lado de Regina Duarte e Francisco Cuoco na novela "Selva de Pedra", de Janet Clair . His debut came alongside Regina Duarte and Francisco Cuoco on the novel "concrete jungle", by Janet Clair. Seu papel mais importante na TV, no entanto, foi na novela "O Rebu" (1972), que exibiu o primeiro caso homossexual da teledramaturgia nacional. Their most important role on the TV, however, was the novel "The Rebu" (1972), which showed the first case of homosexual teledramaturgia nationwide.

Botafoguense, já foi casado com a atriz Gilda Guilhon . Botafogo, has been married to actress Gilda Guilhon. Em 1985, Buza perdeu o pai, que cometeu suicídio. In 1985, Buza lost his father, who committed suicide.

Em 1998, se afastou da tv para fazer cinema. In 1998, retired from television to cinema. Através de sua Bigdeni Filmes, produziu "Estorvo", adaptado do romance de Chico Buarque de Hollanda . Esteve à frente de um único longa-metragem – "For All, o Trampolim da Vitória" (1996), grande vencedor do 25º Festival de Gramado. Through its Bigdeni Films, produced "embarrassment", adapted from the novel by Chico Buarque de Hollanda. He was a leader of one feature film - "For All, the Springboard of Victory" (1996), winner of the 25th Festival de Gramado . Seus trabalhos mais recentes foram nas séries "Malhação" e "Casos e Acasos", embora sua última novela tenha sido "Páginas da Vida" (2006), de Manoel Carlos . His most recent works were in the series "Malhação" and "Cases and Chance," while his last novel was "Pages of Life" (2006), Manoel Carlos.

Era casado com Denise Maia , com quem teve cinco filhos e uma enteada. Denise was married to Maia, who had five sons and one stepdaughter. Em entrevista ao RJ TV, da Rede Globo, Denise revelou que o marido lutava contra uma leucemia, mas que sua morte não teve qualquer associação com a doença. In an interview with RJ TV, Globo, Denise revealed that her husband was fighting leukemia, but that his death had no association with the disease. Ainda de acordo com a viúva, Buza estava em um sítio em Teresópolis, região serrana do Rio, quando começou a passar mal. Also according to the widow, Buza was on a site in Teresopolis, mountainous region of Rio, when he began to feel ill. "Os médicos pediram que ele voltasse para o Rio e procurasse atendimento. Quando ele chegou no hospital teve três paradas cardíacas e uma espécie de edema pulmonar", contou. "The doctors asked him to return to the river and sought care. When he arrived at the hospital had three cardiac arrests and a kind of pulmonary edema.



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Chris Kanyon died he was 40

Christopher Klucsaritis was an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation, under the ring names Chris Kanyon (or simply Kanyon) and Mortis.[1]

(January 4, 1970 – April 2, 2010)

After college, he began training under Pete McKay Gonzalez, Ismael Gerena and Bobby Bold Eagle at the Lower East Side Wrestling Gym in Manhattan at some point between December 1991 and January 1992. He wrestled his first match on April 5, 1992 in Levittown, New York at the Island Trees Junior High School, and wrestled one match as Chris Morgan before adopting the ring name Chris Canyon and later changed it to Chris Kanyon. Kanyon worked as a physical therapist for the next three years, wrestling on weekends and in the evenings, before finally deciding to become a full-time professional wrestler in 1995. Early in his career, Kanyon formed a tag team with Billy Kidman which saw both men wrestle in the uniform of hockey players.[1]
In late-1994 he made several appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as a jobber, facing wrestlers such as Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Tatanka and Bob Holly.[1] His friend and future manager James Mitchell saw potential in him and sent him for training with The Fabulous Moolah in South Carolina and with Afa at the Wild Samoan wrestling School.[1]
Kanyon debuted in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a jobber. After several months he was placed with Mark Starr in a tag team called "Men at Work".[1] Their gimmick was that they were two construction workers turned wrestlers who wore jeans to the ring, and that Kanyon would cause the team to suffer losses by taking measurements with his tape measure at inopportune times. Kanyon was replaced with Mike Wenner before the team disbanded altogether.
In 1997, Kanyon donned a mask and was repackaged as Mortis,[1] a Latin word meaning death. The gimmick was based on an amalgamation of two characters from the fighting game Mortal Kombat - Reptile and Scorpion. Managed by James Vandenberg,[1] Kanyon feuded with Glacier (modeled after the character Sub-Zero).[1] Kanyon faced Glacier at Uncensored on March 16 in his pay-per-view debut but lost to the undefeated Glacier.[1] Following the match, Wrath debuted, siding with Kanyon and assaulting Glacier. Glacier defeated Kanyon in a second match at Slamboree on May 18.[1] After the match, Wrath and Mortis once again attacked Glacier. However, Glacier was spared a post-match beating when Ernest Miller ran to the ring to defend him. The four men fought one another over the following weeks, culminating in a match at Bash at the Beach on July 13 which was won by Kanyon and Wrath.[1] Kanyon and Wrath continued to team together until the angle was quietly dropped in late 1997.
In February 1998, Kanyon (still in his guise as Mortis) asked Raven if he could join Raven's stable The Flock but was told that he could only become a member if he defeated Diamond Dallas Page for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. Kanyon failed to defeat Page for the title on the 12 February episode of Thunder,[3] and he was DDT'ed on the entrance ramp by Raven as a result. This event led to Kanyon discarding the "Mortis" persona and beginning a feud with Raven, in the course of which he was dubbed "The Innovator of Offense" by play-by-play commentator Mike Tenay due to his unique wrestling technique, which included multiple moves performed from a fireman's carry position. He formed an uneasy alliance with Perry Saturn in order to fight against The Flock, but eventually turned on Saturn and joined forces with Raven. After Saturn forced The Flock to disband by defeating Raven at Fall Brawl, Kanyon and Raven continued to team together until Raven, in storyline, was sidelined with depression and Kanyon took time away from his wrestling career to work as stunt coordinator and stuntman on The Jesse Ventura Story.
Kanyon returned in 1999, helping Raven and Saturn win the WCW World Tag Team Championship, but soon abandoned them and formed a stable with Bam Bam Bigelow and Diamond Dallas Page known as the Jersey Triad. The Triad feuded with Saturn and Chris Benoit over the Tag Team Championship, defeating them for the title on June 13 in the Baltimore Arena at The Great American Bash. During their reign, they were given special dispensation by WCW President Ric Flair to defend the title as a three man unit, granting them a numerical advantage over their opponents. However, the ruling was overturned by Flair's replacement Sting, and Kanyon and Bigelow lost the title to Harlem Heat at Road Wild on August 14, 1999. The Triad disbanded shortly thereafter, with Kanyon once again placing his wrestling career on hiatus to work on the WCW produced film Ready to Rumble, where he served as stunt coordinator and as the stunt double of lead actor Oliver Platt.
Kanyon returned to WCW in late 1999 as Chris "Champagne" Kanyon, abbreviated to C.C.K., accompanied by J. Biggs, his "agent", and two former Nitro Girls, Baby and Chameleon. He claimed that he had become acclimatised to the glamor of Hollywood and thus began indulging in luxuries such as champagne, women, and expensive cars. He feuded briefly with Bigelow and Page before being removed from WCW by interim booker Kevin Sullivan.
Kanyon returned to WCW once more on April 10, 2000, when Vince Russo replaced Sullivan. He teamed with Page for several months, which climaxed at Slamboree with him attempting to save DDP from being powerbombed by Mike Awesome on top of the triple cage which was also used in the Ready to Rumble movie. Kanyon saved Page, but Awesome turned his attention to Kanyon, throwing him off the triple cage onto the ramp below, ending the pay-per-view in dramatic fashion. Kanyon, after a storyline which saw him in a halo brace in a hospital and in a wheelchair, stepped out of the wheelchair and turned on Page at The Great American Bash costing him his Ambulance match against Mike Awesome. Kanyon then joined Eric Bischoff, the leader of the New Blood faction. In the course of his renewed feud with Page, Kanyon began imitating Page, renaming himself "Positively" Kanyon (a reference to Page's autobiography, Positively Page) and wearing a long blonde wig. He eventually dyed his hair blonde and wore a "P.C.K." (Positively Chris Kanyon) T-shirt. In the course of the feud he began using a version of Page's finishing move, the Diamond Cutter, known as the Kanyon Kutter. He began arbitrarily delivering the Kutter to various WCW backstage employees, and at one point executed the move on Gene Okerlund and Buff Bagwell's mother Judy, leading to a short feud with the Bagwell family, which led to Buff Bagwell defeating Kanyon at New Blood Rising in a Judy Bagwell Judy Bagwell on a Forklift match. Kanyon left WCW shortly afterward.
Kanyon returned to WCW on the February 5, 2001 episode of Nitro attacking Diamond Dallas Page renewing his feud with Page. Kanyon returned to the ring and defeated Page at SuperBrawl Revenge on February 18, 2001, but Page defeated Kanyon in a rematch the following night on Nitro. Kanyon began feuding with Ernest "The Cat" Miller in March 2001. During this time he had a small gimmick change including a more intense look, new entrance music and a black leather jacket he wore to the ring. The feud has not been resolved by the time WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in late March, 2001.
On July 6, 2001, Kanyon made his WWF debut on SmackDown! as part of The Alliance,[1] a group of former WCW wrestlers who were "invading" the WWF. At Invasion Kanyon along with Shawn Stasiak and Hugh Morrus defeated The Big Show, Billy Gunn and Albert in a six-man tag team match. On July 26, 2001 in the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, at the request of Stephanie McMahon, gave Kanyon his WCW United States Championship.[1] Upon being presented with the title, Kanyon began referring to himself as "The Alliance MVP" and frequently posed the rhetorical question "Who betta than Kanyon?".

Kanyon reformed his tag team with fellow Alliance member Diamond Dallas Page on the August 6, 2001 edition of Raw when Kanyon helped Page attack The Undertaker backstage. On the August 9, 2001 episode of SmackDown!, they defeated the Acolytes Protection Agency (Faarooq and Bradshaw) for the WWF Tag Team Championships.[1] Their reign lasted until August 19, when they were defeated by the Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) for the title in a steel cage match at SummerSlam. Kanyon went on to lose the United States Championship to Tajiri on the September 10, 2001 episode of Raw.
Kanyon then had a small feud with Matt Hardy over Kanyon hitting on Lita. Kanyon pinned Hardy on September 24, 2001 edition of Raw. The feud eventually ended in early October after the Hardy Boyz defeated Kanyon and multiple Alliance partners, such as Rhyno, Lance Storm, Chuck Palumbo and Hugh Morrus, in a series of tag team matches. Kanyon then began working on the WWF's B-shows.
On October 29, 2001 Kanyon tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during a dark match with Randy Orton. He underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama and was sidelined for the remainder of the Invasion angle. In May 2002, Kanyon was cleared to compete and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory, through the end of the month to restore himself to full fitness.[1] However, while wrestling Lance Cade in Lima, Ohio on July 13, 2002 Kanyon injured his left shoulder, suffering a humeral head contusion and supraspinatus tendinitis. He underwent surgery on July 21, 2002 but began experiencing breathing difficulties on July 25, 2002. As a result of an allergy to the medications with which he was being treated, Kanyon's lungs filled with fluid and his blood oxygen level fell to 41%. He gradually recovered and was discharged from hospital on July 28, 2002 having lost 32 lb (15 kg) in the interim.
Kanyon returned to OVW in October 2002 and remained there for a further four months, while continuing working dark matches before Raw and SmackDown throughout late 2002 and early 2003. On the February 13, 2003 episode of SmackDown! he returned to the main SmackDown roster, emerging from a large crate, from The Big Show, dressed as Boy George and singing the song "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" to The Undertaker, prompting The Undertaker to attack him.[1] Kanyon made his televised in ring return on the April 19, 2003 edition of Velocity with his "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" gimmick and was defeated by Rhyno. Despite a few appearances on SmackDown, Kanyon was relegated to Velocity as a jobber from that point on for the rest of 2003, in addition to wrestling on several dark matches and house shows as Mortis.
On February 9, 2004, after a year of not being used in any major storylines and two injuries, Kanyon was officially released from his contract.[1] He retired from professional wrestling on August 28, 2004 after losing a retirement match to Diamond Dallas Page in Wayne, New Jersey. In July 2005, he announced the end of his retirement and his imminent return to the independent circuit. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, he took part in several benefit shows.
Kanyon appeared at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-view Turning Point on December 11, 2005 as Larry Zbyszko's choice, Chris K, losing to Raven.[1] Kanyon also appeared in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla taking on PWG champion, Joey Ryan. Joey retained the title with help of distraction by someone wearing a Mortis outfit.
In October 2006, Kanyon joined Tha O Show as a regular columnist. On one edition of the show, he claimed that Bret Hart indirectly admitted to him that Hart, Vince McMahon, and Pat Patterson were all in on the Montreal Screwjob.[4]
As a youth, Kanyon played roller hockey, basketball, and baseball at school.[1] Tall, lean, and strong, Kanyon spent most of his spare time lifting weights in the gym. In 1992 he graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy.[1] During his time there, he was a member of the Mad Turtles, the University of Buffalo Rugby Football Club. Kanyon worked full time as a physical therapist for three years before becoming a wrestler.
In the early hours of October 16, 2004 he was arrested in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida for "disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence" after attempting to break up a fight.[1] He was released that same day after fellow wrestler Altar Boy Luke provided a $750 cash bond. Kanyon publicly claimed he did nothing wrong, and the case was thrown out of court.
Kanyon, along with Scott Levy and Michael Sanders, attempted to sue WWE for "cheating them out of health care and other benefits" but a federal judge in Stamford, Connecticut dismissed the case.[5] In addition, on February 4, 2006, while wrestling on an independent show for Blood Sweat and Ears, Kanyon cut a post-match promo saying that Vince McMahon released him because he was homosexual.[1] Kanyon told a few reporters and even stated on a number of radio interviews, that it was just a publicity stunt and that he was really heterosexual.[6] However, later, he claimed that his initial statements were false, and he was actually homosexual in his real life.[7]
On April 2, 2010, Kanyon was found dead in his Sunnyside, Queens, New York apartment, due to an apparent overdose of medication. Initial reports indicated a possible suicide.[7] He was 40 years old.


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Mike Zwerin died he was 79


Mike Zwerin was an American cool jazz trombonist, bass trumpeter, and author born in New York, who is possibly best known for his work with Miles Davis in 1948 as part of his Birth of the Cool band.[1] Additionally, Zwerin also worked with Maynard Ferguson, Claude Thornhill, and Bill Russo, among many others.[2]

(May 18, 1930 – April 2, 2010)

Zwerin was also the Paris-based jazz critic for the International Herald Tribune for 21 years, then later for Bloomberg News.[3]
Mike Zwerin died aged 79 in Paris after a long illness in the early hours of April 2, 2010.[3]

Mike Zwerin, who gave up the presidency of an American steel company to play trombone with some of the great innovators in jazz and later became a noted critic, died Friday in Paris after a long illness. He was 79.

When he was 18, nervously sitting in with Art Blakey’s group at Minton’s jazz club in Harlem, Zwerin was noticed by the trumpeter Miles Davis, who complimented the young player and used him briefly in his Birth of the Cool band.
Zwerin later played with the big bands of Maynard Ferguson and Claude Thornhill, and collaborated on recordings with musicians like Davis, Charles Mingus, Earl Hines and Bob Dylan.
“Jazz is the most vibrant, interesting, honest (and poverty-stricken) music of the 20th century, and so far in the 21st,” he wrote recently.
Michael Zwerin was born in New York on May 18, 1930; grew up in Forest Hills, Queens; went to the High School of Music and Art; and graduated from the University of Miami. He worked for his father at the Capitol Steel Corp. and became its president when his father died in 1960.
But music was his passion and his calling, especially jazz, and later he began writing about it.
Zwerin was the jazz columnist for the Village Voice in New York from 1964 until 1969, then moved to Europe and served as the paper’s European editor. He also wrote for Rolling Stone and other magazines.
He became a music critic in 1977 for the International Herald Tribune in Paris, and with his customary irreverence he often referred to the paper as the Herald Trombone. In 2005 he became a music critic for Bloomberg News.
Zwerin also wrote several books, including five about jazz, most notably “Close Enough for Jazz” and “The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir.”
In his 1969 book, “The Silent Sound of Needles,” Zwerin wrote about his struggles with drug addiction. Using drugs was “part of the ethic of what I thought was being hip, which was really stupid,” he said in a Bloomberg interview. “When you’re that age, you’re immortal.”
Zwerin also wrote about the loneliness that can come with being an expatriate, and in “The Parisian Jazz Chronicles,” writing about himself in the third person, he told his wife, Martine, that she “should sprinkle his ashes over the Atlantic.”
“He was an alienated American, a wandering Jew, a musician playing to empty houses on an endless foreign tour,” he wrote. “He was on permanent loan to Paris, like a painting in a museum.”

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