David Bowie dies of cancer at 69 – BBC News

Sad news.

 

David Bowie dies of cancer at 69 – BBC News:

“His son director Duncan Jones confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts.

‘David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,’ it said.

‘While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.'”

Last (N)ites (Poetry)

(Trigger Warning: Suicide)

Last (N)ites

By Kira A. Moore

 

 

Tonight is the

Night,

Put up or

Shut up.

 

Face the Devil

Grinning,

Kiss Michael

Goodbye.

 

Please note, this in no way reflects on me personally. It was written in response to the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.

Legendary Voice-Over Artist Hal Douglas Dies At 89

Hal Douglas

 

The family of renowned voice-over artist Hal Douglas has announced that he died at his home in northern Virginia on March 7, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Though many may not have known his name, they likely knew his voice. Douglas was known as one of the best voice-over talents in the industry, along with Don Morrow, 87, who voiced the “Titanic” trailer, and Don LaFontaine, who died in 2008.

It was Douglas’ dramatic baritone behind trailers for films such as “Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump,” “Meet the Parents,” “lethal weapon” and many more.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Ruth Francis Douglas, their daughter, Sarah, and two sons from a previous marriage, Jeremy and Jon. Douglas died at his home in Lovettsville.

Today’s News Stories

Comic legend Sid Caesar dies at 91

Comic showman Sid Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of “Your Show of Shows” during the 1950s, died on Wednesday at age 91, according to his friend and former collaborator Carl Reiner.

Source: Reuters

 

Trans Comic Avery Edison Flying Home to U.K. Thursday

After thousands of tweets using the #FreeAvery hashtag, trans detainee Avery Edison was transferred out of an all-male correctional facility, to one with a female population. On Wednesday afternoon, her partner announced that Edison would be returned to the United Kingdom on Thursday.

Source: The Advocate

 

Gender Identity Is Not What’s on the Outside

America’s story to become “a more perfect union” is a struggle for rights and acceptance for groups that are outside the norm of white, Anglo-Saxon men. These include, women, African Americans, wounded veterans, the physically handicapped, the mentally challenged, and gays and lesbians. Each of these groups have made progress and become more integrated into society. Their emergence always started with stories that make others see them as people.

Source: Huffington Post