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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Also, a lot of people don't like to think about their loved ones being "cut up" after they have died.

    Nothing makes sense at a time like this, when you're in the middle of it.
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    So sad to hear of Brittany's passing. But I don't understand why people are calling it a waste? "What a waste." A waste of what? A life? I don't get it.
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    ^I think because even though she was battling some demons recently, she was not only young but she had a world of talent. I hate to say this, but I was not surprised because I had seen some pictures of her and heard some stories and she seemed to be going down a bad path. Nonetheless, a full cardiac arrest at 32 is still scary and it will be interesting what the cause of death was. I hope she can finally rest in peace.
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3774862;
    Also, a lot of people don't like to think about their loved ones being "cut up" after they have died.

    Nothing makes sense at a time like this, when you're in the middle of it.
    When my mother passed away they asked if I wanted an autopsy. I said why? You have already seen inside her and told me she had cancer everywhere.... what the heck else could you find?

    Later I realized it may have done them some good to see exactly what they may have been able to take out if she had gotten better rather than worse. I felt they had cut her open enough during the surgery. It is one of those things you have to decide on the fly when you are in shock and in grief. After going through it myself, I never fault anyone for saying no to an autopsy.

    I agree with you Shay..... we haven't let go yet so to imagine someone cutting our loved one up for the sake of science makes us sadder than we already are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel;3773638;
    Young people can and do develop heart disease for no apparent reason. It's fairly uncommon, but it does happen. Sometimes it's congenital with symptoms that just don't manifest and it isn't diagnosed. I don't know much about Britanny Murphy; maybe she did have drug and/or eating disorder problems, but it could just as easily be neither.
    I remember when the great "Pistol Pete" Maravich died at age 40 in a church gymnasium while playing basketball. He had a HUGE college and pro history in the NBA. When they did the autopsy, they found that he was born WITHOUT a left coronary artery, but had been asymptomatic all of his life. Some things that people are born with just won't be found until the autopsy. Natural causes.

    I met a woman who had flu symptoms who needed a heart transplant when the problem was found...in autopsy. The virus had attacked her heart. Natural causes.

    And the list can go on and on.

    Unfortunately, these days we also see a lot of the more sinister causes (drugs, etc.).
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    James Gurley, Guitarist for Janis Joplin's Big Brother band dies
    LOS ANGELES — James Gurley, the innovative guitarist who helped shape psychedelic rock's multilayered, sometimes thundering sounds as a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company, the band that propelled Janis Joplin to fame, has died of a heart attack. He was 69.

    Gurley was pronounced dead Sunday at a Palm Springs hospital, two days before his 70th birthday, the band announced on its Web site.

    One of many prominent guitarists to emerge from San Francisco's psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s — others included the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen and Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish — Gurley was hailed by many as the original innovator of the sound.

    "I would say all of my guitar-playing contemporaries strived to have their own sound, but I think James was a huge influence on all of us because he wasn't afraid to break the boundaries of conventional music," Melton said Thursday. "What one thinks of that genre of music is that place that it takes you to where the beat is just assumed and the whole thing is transported to another place, and James is the guy who started that."

    Doing things like using an electric vibrator as a slide on his guitar, and picking up amplifiers and shaking them during performances, Gurley created a loud, esoteric sound that was the driving force behind Joplin's voice on such classic songs as "Ball and Chain," "Piece of My Heart" and "Summertime."

    "Some of the innovations were the result of the fact he came from kind of a progressive bluegrass school of music where weirdness was encouraged," said Peter Albin, the group's bass player.

    One of the few rock guitarists to use finger picks rather than a flat pick, Gurley had taught himself to play by listening to old Lightnin' Hopkins blues records as a teenager.

    He was playing acoustic guitar in a coffee house in San Francisco in 1965 when legendary counterculture figure Chet Helms, founder of the Family Dog commune, introduced him to the other band members.

    Although Joplin would become the public face of the band when she joined in 1966, Albin recalled Gurley as being the true force of nature who introduced the other members to alternative lifestyles, psychedelic drugs and musical innovation.

    "He was very influential to the whole band early on, and even later, just by being a guy who had strange tastes and played guitar in a very bizarre manner," Albin told The Associated Press.

    When he first met Gurley, Albin said, the guitarist was living in a walk-in closet with his wife and young son and told him that before that he'd lived in a cardboard house along the California coast and with indigenous people in the mountains of Mexico, where he had taken part in hallucinogenic religious ceremonies.

    After Joplin left Big Brother in 1968, the group disbanded but has since reformed and continues to perform to this day. Gurley, however, left for good in the late 1990s after a falling out with the other members.

    Born in Detroit in 1939, Gurley was the son of a stunt-car driver and, according to the band's Web site, would sometimes perform as a "human hood ornament" when his father drove a car through a flaming plywood wall.

    After leaving Big Brother, he lived quietly in Palm Desert, occasionally working on solo projects. He released the album "Pipe Dreams" in 2000.

    He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and sons Hongo and Django.

    Band members plan to hold a memorial sometime next month in San Francisco.
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    This one is a bit belated:

    The real Rain Man dies of heart attack aged 58 | World news | The Guardian


    Kim Peek, the REAL "Rain Man", passed away December 22nd at the age of 58 (heart attack).
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew;3780130;
    This one is a bit belated:

    The real Rain Man dies of heart attack aged 58 | World news | The Guardian


    Kim Peek, the REAL "Rain Man", passed away December 22nd at the age of 58 (heart attack).
    Awww I'm so sorry to hear that. I saw a documentary about him a while back and he had a certain charm about him that made you smile. May he rest in peace.

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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew;3780130;
    This one is a bit belated:

    The real Rain Man dies of heart attack aged 58 | World news | The Guardian


    Kim Peek, the REAL "Rain Man", passed away December 22nd at the age of 58 (heart attack).
    Incredible, wow. Rest in peace, you're in the heavens now.

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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Okay, maybe this one should be title

    "May he rest in Pez" (insert groan here)


    Curtis Allina, 87; Put Heads on Pez - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com
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