Category Archives: Death

Tragic Death Today: Bill Paxton dead at 61

Bill Paxton.jpgBill Paxton

Born: May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Date of Death 26 February 2017 (complications from surgery)

Married to: Louise Newbury (12 May 1987 – present) (2 children)
Kelly Rowan (2 October 1979 – 22 July 1980) (divorced)

I support the troops. This is tough time right now. I think a lot of people in our industry are afraid to speak out. I had a drink with Sean Penn the other night. He went over to Baghdad in December just to see for himself what was going on. And that guy is as American as anybody I ever met.

[on auditioning for The Doors (1991)] I read my ass off. At the time I was doing Navy Seals (1990) and I flew up with short hair and a mustache to read for the lead. [Oliver Stone’s] response was, “Well, I just don’t see it”.

[on James Cameron] This guy has more integrity than anyone I ever met in my life.

Anyone who’s worked very hard on a craft or an art to get a certain precision in terms of execution and performance wants to get past all that stuff that holds you up – your ego, all the doubts.
[on his experiences as a director] I have great empathy for my actors. They trust me because they know that I have been on the front end of the camera.

Aliens
1986
dir. James Cameron
Starring
Sigourney Weaver
Carrie Henn
NEAR DARKNear Dark
1987
dir. Kathryn Bigelow
Starring:
Adrian Pasdar
Jenny Wright
Paxton
PREDATOR 2Predator 2
1990
dir. Stephen Hopkins
Cast
Danny Glover
Gary Busy
THE DARK BACKWARDThe Dark Backward
1991
dir. Adam Rifkin
Starring
Judd Nelson
Paxton
Tombstone
1993
dir. George P. Cosmatos
Starring
Kurt Russell
Val Kilmer
TRUE LIES MOVIE POSTERTrue Lies
1994
dir. Cameron
Starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jamie Lee Curtis
TITANICTitanic
1997
dir. Cameron
starring
Kate Winslet
Leonardo DiCaprio
U-571
2000
dir. Jonathan Mostow
starring
Matthew McConaughey
Paxton
Kietel
MOVIE POSTERMILLION DOLLAR ARM
2014
dir. Craig Gillespie
Stars:
Jon Hamm
Lake Bell
MOVIE POSTERAPOLLO 13
1995
dir. Ron Howard
Stars:
Tom Hanks
Bill Paxton

MOVIE POSTEREDGE OF TOMORROW
2014
dir. Doug Liman
Stars:
Tom Cruise
Emily BluntGRINDHOUSEGrindhouse
2007
dir. Quentin Tarantino
Rodriguez
Starring
Cheech Marin
Kurt RussellMOVIEWEIRD SCIENCE
1985
dir. John Hughes
Starring:
Kelly LeBrock
Ilan Mitchell-SmithMOVIE POSTERHAYWIRE
dir. Steven Soderbergh
Stars:
Gina Carano
Ewan McGregor

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CANCER, Poetry by C.M. Krishack

Genre: family, death, and sadness.

CANCER
by C.M. Krishack

Like a thief in the night,

you come into our lives.

One minute we are able,

the next we are condemned.

Your methods are not restricted,

your victims are not selective,

you are merciless and forbidding,

callous and bold.

You take no prisoners,

yet you leave us imprisoned.

You attack with no sympathy,

you leave lives in shambles.

Hearts forever shattered,

words never articulated,

families forever broken-

you are our adversary

yet never motivated.

You leave us speechless,

but screaming till the end.

Screams of “Why?”

Screams of “Help!”

But our voices are just memories

left behind.

The essence of those lost

are left comforting the living.

Those that have met you

will live to remember you.

Your name is unspoken

but whispered in the lives

you have claimed-

Cancer.
 

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the bluest cloud, Poetry by Vivien Lin

Genre: death

the bluest cloud
by Vivien Lin

you came and woke me early today

blue traces in your hair

said the wind had smelt just like the sun

said I could find you there

your sunbeam hands tipped them forward the

driftwood of your conscience

ruckled midnight words of the absurd

borderline of nonsense

you are and will be the greatest thing

I lend my night sky to

all my moonlit sighs of dawn’s first light

they all belong to you

you are enthralled by refulgent flames

planets away from me

laughing the records of ’94

your voice above the keys

glass misted with the breath of a boy

a whisper from the breeze

the parts of me that fail to reach you

meander in the sea

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Luftmenschen #2, Poetry by LJ Kessels

Genre: Death, Dark

Luftmenschen #2
by LJ Kessels

An empty forest, filled with spurs, steam coming from a gully and a
burning barge on the bayou. Cocaine lines on a cigar-tugging chest;
dirty feet on the plastic covered couch.

An egg breaks on a portrait of the assassinated William.

Trees illuminated by the night into majestic white statues unhindered
by time.

A dark sea foaming,

Bin bags floating

Sitting down for a cup of tea with exposed breasts.

Empty parking lots

And faded images of running through the streets.

Hands placed on the head peering over the eastern sea.

She is stroking his hair while he gives head.

All these bodies are out of focus.

The landscape left black against a light sky

Beggary next-door to unsullied people dressed in white

The roaring sound of a bustling café came in from nowhere.

There is a Zamboni running around her head,

Cleaning her membranes

While in the street with her legs wide spread.

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EACH BENCH, Poetry by PV Harrington

Genre: REFLECTION, DEATH, EVERYDAY LIFE.

EACH BENCH
By PV Harrington

Stephen Hercules Shaw
Much loved, much missed
Born the same year as you.
I rest on the bench
your mother bought
your brother bought,
your friends bought
to remember
and let imagine.

The ducks half swim, half skate
on the half-frozen half-winter lake
as I, half blind, half lame, half finished
watch ripples climb tree trunks
and tree trunks rippling in the water –
leaning sideways in the air,
legs crossed in reflection.

My shadow hat floats on the surface
as the wind changes.
I hope for the heron but hear coots.
It’s cold but not cold enough.
Each bench has a name and two dates
One has fresh flowers and a card
“To Pop, Happy Christmas.”

As I heave
myself
up

A woman hurries past with a small annoyed dog
and I wonder
whether she thinks
I left the card,
or stole a white carnation.

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I Promise, Poetry by Sky Boivin

Genre: Strength, Suicide, Depression, Sadness, Dark, Death

I Promise
by Sky Boivin

I stopped by your grave yesterday.
I was just passing through.
As I got closer to the cemetery,
I pulled in and drove up the driveway.
I found the faucet with no problem.
And I found you with no problems.
I wiped off the grass clippings.
I put my fingers to my lips and
Then touched your name lightly.
It feels like a lifetime.
But, it has only been a little over four months.
Has it really only been that long?
And yet, it still feels like yesterday;
That my heart was ripped out to the news of you going away.
It hurts a little less each day.
But, there are other days that just feel worse.
I know it will take time.
I know I have to keep fighting.
Your profile pops up on my events each and every time;
These are the days that the knife twists just that much deeper.
I know I will survive this;
Somehow, in time.
I promise that I will Always Keep Fighting
Through this and through life.

But, seeing your name on the stone,
In the ground.
That.
That is more real.
That says I am no more.
I don’t want to be that.
I don’t want that fate.
Not yet.
There is too much still to do.
I promise that I will
Always Keep Fighting.
Keep fighting through this;
And through anything else that comes my way.

8.2.2015.

(Sky Boivin- writer page on facebook and @Sky Boivin on twitter)

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Forever No, Poetry by Billie Myers

Genre: Dark, Death

Forever No
by Billie Myers

As I lie on a war-tortured beach
Faintly, I feel of comfort of relief
Desperate-light, dawn peaks
Now oversees, into my reach

For day abruptly dawns
The battle. Finally! Finally won
Amazed Death, did not stay
On this, far-from-glorious day

To Gods of light, I curse!
As the-darkness still lurks
Buries faith-in-my soul
Defining, the answer. Forever No

Small creatures, of the-darkness
Crawl and nibble. My torn face
Never to, be-able to replace
My eye, they left no trace

Screams so desperate, I project
I cannot move. Cannot protect
My-own, tattered, lifeless-body
Cursing the Gods who horribly taunt me

Angry waves eternally crash
Sand and sea. I gasp
Tumble-on, the pelted shore
Perceiving, take-no-more!

Feel death. Like a-dream
As my heart loudly screams!
Out, to my lost soul
Defines the answer. Forever No

#Darkdeath

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