Real-Life and TV Cop Dennis Farina Died of Complications From Lung Cancer

Dennis FarinaIt has been revealed that actor and former police officer Dennis Farina‘s passing on Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona was due to complications from lung cancer.

“He had a small cancer 13 years ago that was treated and cured with surgery,” his cardiologist said in a statement. “Over the last several months, he unfortunately experienced a recurrence of the cancer which was being treated. Despite treatment, over the weekend a blood clot developed in Mr. Farina’s lung which unexpectedly and suddenly took his life.”

Farina, 69, appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows in his lifetime. His credits include LuckLaw and Order, Reindeer Games, Snatch, Out of Sight and Get Shorty with James Gandolfini (RIP).  Continue reading “Real-Life and TV Cop Dennis Farina Died of Complications From Lung Cancer”

‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass, 72, Dies of Heart Attack (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012)

Fontella Bass 60s72-year-old Fontella Bass, best known for her 1965 megahit “Rescue Me,” passed away in St. Louis, Missouri. Her daughter Neuka Mitchell tells various news outlets that her mother died on Wednesday due to complications from a heart attack she had three weeks ago.

In the late 80’s, Bass told the New York Times that the later part of “Rescue Me” where she hums “hmm mmm hmm mmm” was a result of her forgetting the lyrics.

While the song was featured in many movies and commercials (including a “Deliver Me” Pizza Hut by Aretha Franklin), Bass failed to see proper royalties and eventually won a case against American Express after suing them in 1993. Continue reading “‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass, 72, Dies of Heart Attack (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012)”