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OMG NO! Aznavour Has Died

French LEGEND Charles Aznavour has died at 94 after a career lasting more than 80 years, a spokesman has confirmed.

The singer was born in Paris in 1924 to Armenian parents who fled the country’s genocide to begin a new life in the French capital.

In his long career he recorded more than 1,200 songs in seven different languages and performed in 94 countries.

Charles Aznavour is timeless, and this morning when I heard about his death my eyes got teary because he was one of those people you think they will live forever. 

The last time I was in full Aznavour mode was 2015 during my relationship with David.

David loved Aznavour, and he used to play his songs while chilling in bed after sex creating a very melancholic atmosphere.  

Master Aznavour, you will be missed.

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On 9/11, Canada Came To The Rescue

Today marks the seventeenth aniversary of the series of terrorist attacks that changed the world.

Almost three thousand people died when passenger planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York and Pentagon outside Washington D.C. and another crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

The event launched two wars and countless other conflicts in what was called “the War on Terror,” in which the United States and its allies also commited human rights abuses.

Some have drawn a direct connection between the fear after 9/11 and the social anxiety that has produced our current political climate.

This anniversary is also a sobering reminder that, despite the current strain in the relationship between Canada and the United States, the two countries are allies first and foremost.

Indeed, it was Canada that came to the aid of the U.S. in the minutes, hours, days, and weeks after the attacks.

After the United States closed its air space to all traffic, hundreds of flights bound for American cities were all diverted to Canada.

Tens of thousands of Americans suddenly found themselves stranded in Canadian airports. Small town airports in Canada were suddenly host to thousands of terrified, hungry, and exhausted passengers.

Gander, Newfoundland saw its population increase by almost 70%. There, Canadians housed displaced Americans in their own homes. Across the country, countless Canadians volunteered to help American families. Donations of food and supplies came by the truck-load. Pharmacies filled prescriptions for free.

According to History.ca, then-prime minister of Canada Jean Crétien described the United States and Canada as “people united in outrage, in grief, in compassion, and in resolve…a people who, as a result of the atrocity committed against the United States on September 11, 2001, feel not only like neighbours but like family.”

In all, about 240 diverted planes landed in Canada carrying about 33,000 people.

The truth is that while we may have temporarily forgotten the neighbourly cooperation that united Canada and the U.S. on that day, that same spirit has not disappeared.

To honour the people who lost their lives on 9/11 and the Canadians who stepped up to help, we must remember that the friendship between the two counties will outlive douchebags presidents and Prime Ministers. 

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Mac Miller Is Dead

WTF?!!!! I can’t believe this.

Rapper Mac Miller was found dead on Friday of an apparent overdose. He was 26.

I love music of all genres and I had my moments of rap, hip hop and mostly alternative hip hop. I used to play lots of Das Racist, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Childish Gambino, T-Pain, and also Mac Miller.Their music give me so many flashbacks and I’m kind of sad Mac has died.

I loved his debut 2011 album Blue Side Park.

His songs were fresh and he was a talented new face.

I loved most of the songs from that album but this one put me in a good mood.

Mac got a lot more exposition when he was featured on Ariana’s Grande debut single.

RIP Mac. Your music will always be on my soundtrack of happy times.

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Burt Reynolds Has Died

This is devastating news for anyone who ever had a thing for dark and handsome 1970’s hunks with thick moustaches and even thicker chest hair. 

Reynolds died Thursday morning in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actor died of cardiac arrest, his agent, Todd Eisner, told NBC News. “No comment, just heartbreaking,” Eisner said.

Burt was Hollywood’s top-grossing star from the years between 1978 and 1982, but his career got a little quieter in the 80’s and 90’s. In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson cast him in Boogie Nights, which earned Burt his second Golden Globe award and a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1998 Academy Awards.

Depending on your age, you probably have at least one moment of Burt nostalgia stored in your head. But in all likelihood, you probably heard of Burt’s death and immediately thought of that iconic Cosmo centerfold.

A true hairy legend, sex symbol and icon that can make a grizzly bear rug think to itself “Where do I end and he begins?” Rest in peace on the rug of your choice, Burt.

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Aretha Franklin has Died

Just a few days after Aretha Franklin’s family and publicist confirmed the soul-breaking news that she was getting ready to travel to the heavens to fill the ears of the angels with her legendary voice and legendary charisma (and legendary shade skills), her publicist says she died at her home from advanced pancreatic cancer in Detroit last night.

Aretha was surrounded by her friends and family at the time. She was 76.

To say that Queen Aretha’s contributions to music and culture were enormous is as big of an understatement as saying that Queen Aretha was just okay at shade. There’s a billion and one obits about Queen Aretha out there, so I won’t write a full one here, but it’d be illegal for me not to mention how she changed music by perfectly infusing gospel and R&B with pop, won 18 Grammys (as well as a Grammy Living Legend honor), was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, and is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. Aretha, who dropped out of high school, got honorary doctorate degrees from Berklee College of Music, Yale University, and Harvard. And Queen Aretha accomplished all of that, and much more, after going through a hard childhood and having two children by the time she was 14. 

Somebody should really get ice packs for the angels who work the front gates of heaven, because I’m sure they fell back after Queen Aretha strolled on through like this:

RIP Queen. I Say A Little Prayer For You, Forever and ever.

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Zombie Boy Is Dead

Montreal model and artist Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, has died, police sources have told Radio-Canada. Genest was 32. They are classifying his death as a suicide.

Genest came to the public’s attention after tattooing his body from head to toe, including images of a skull and brain on his head. He holds a Guinness World Record for most insect tattoos (176) and another for most human bone tattoos (139).

His body-art attracted fashion designers and he modelled at high-end shows in Paris and Berlin. In 2011, he appeared in Lady Gaga’s music video for the song Born This Way.

Now, I “knew” this guy before he became famous, he used to be a “homeless” asking for money around Chinatown and inside the metro station. Of this about 13 years ago. Back then he was probably 18 or 19 and had his face already tattooed.

Some may say it’s art, but all that ink in his face didn’t show any stability.

Years later after he became famous I met one of his ex girlfriends, and I was not surprise to hear about the toxic entourage. What I’m trying to says is that this guy had some evident issues but nobody cared about it. NOBODY!

Artist or not, douchebag or not, it’s always sad when someone young ends its life.

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Another Suicide…

I just posted about two suicides this week and here’s another awful news…

The week is ending with the extremely shocking news that culinary legend Anthony Bourdain has been found dead of what reports are describing as a suicide.

I truly don’t get it, I’ve read his memoir kitchen Confidential (2000) about his hard beginning dealing with alcohol and drugs abuse, and he seemed indestructible to me, like Superman. 

Anthony was bad ass, plain and simple! 

Pretty shocking and sad!

And regardless of Anthony’s case, if you’re dealing with depression or emotional / mental issues don’t be ashamed or feel like its a burden to ask for help… I’m telling you that.

Rest in peace, Chef.

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