Funk singer Rick James, best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak," died Friday, apparently of natural causes, police said. James, 56, died at 9:45 a.m. at a residence near Universal City, said Officer Esther Reyes, a Police Department spokeswoman. link
A movie? Hehe, I love biopics for some reason. I also heard that Eddie Griffith (is that his name) is supposed to play Sammy Davis Jr. Also, Andre 3000 is supposed to play Jimi Hendrix. Also, Renee Zellwegger is supposed to play Janis Joplin. And I *think* Colin Farrel is supposed to play Ozzy Osbourne. Aren't biopics fun???
That sucks. I know he had a lot of problems but I thought he was doing better now.
I'm not surprised by his age though. He's had a major drug problem and suffered a stroke. My dad died at 56 just from drinking too much beer for many years.
PS- Chappelle's Rick James stuff was hilarious. It won't be the same now and I don't really think it will be appropriate for awhile.
iron eagle wrote: sad to hear this today---
thus far have read it was a heart attack
jingle jingle jingle-- no one dies from natural causes at 56????
people of all ages die from natural causes everyday
Sad, but true, some people "just" die, and when you are famous there is no guarantee for a spectacular departure from life
A heart attack is a natural cause, and happens to more people who are younger then 56 as well
Hmm, considering that.. it still ticks in here, or is it a time bomb :)