125 SHOCKING CELEB DEATHS IN NEWLY PUBLISHEDHOLLYWOOD
BOOK OF DEATH!!!
by Hank Willow, staff reporter,
[November 26, 2001]
[HollywoodInvestigator.com] "It hurts, it hurts ... I'm dying, I'm dying!"
Those were the heart-rending
final gasps of Hervé Villechaize, the diminutive Fantasy Island star whose tragic short life ended in a 1993 suicide, according to James
Parish's shocking new Hollywood
Book of Death!
Villechaize spoke into a
tape recorder -- still running as blood gushed from self-inflicted gunshot
wounds to his broken heart -- draining life from his tiny sickly body!
Before shooting, Villechaize
taped a heart-breaking final message to his towering live-in love, the
5'8" Kathy Self:
"Kathy, I can't live like
anymore," said Villechaize. "I've always been a proud man and always
wanted to make you proud of me. You know you made me feel like a
giant, and that's how I want you to remember me. I'm doing what I
have to do."
Villechaize's suffered from
a form of dwarfism in which internal organs are normal- sized--but crammed
into a tiny body. He lost most of his $3.6 million Fantasy
Island windfall on bad business and bad women.
Too late in his tragically
short life of 50 years, Villechaize found his true love, Kathy -- his health
by now rapidly deteriorating! Villechaize could not sleep on his
back, a lung had failed, and he was always coughing up blood. On
September 4, 1993, he shot his own broken heart.
Villechaize's final act was
to muffle the gun under two pillows -- so as not to disturb his beloved
suicide is one of over 125 shocking celeb death tales in The
Hollywood Book of Death, in which Parish reveals how:
* Dana Plato's fiancé
Robert Menchaca awoke to find the Diff'rent Strokes star lying beside
him in bed -- a cold and lifeless corpse!
The 35-year-old Plato had
intentionally overdosed on painkillers and Valium -- then lay down to die
beside her 28-year-old boy toy!
Even more shocking: Plato's
relatives alleged that the heartless Menchaca attended the funeral with
a camera -- hoping to hawk lurid death photos of his fiancée's corpse
to sleazy tabloids!
* After Katherine
Cochran filed for divorce from Chico
and the Man star Freddie Prinze, Prinze became so "crazed" over losing
his 10-month-old son -- he shot himself to death before the horrified eyes
of his manager, Marvin "Dusty" Snyder!
Amazingly, despite having
already filed for divorce, Katherine Cochran sued -- and got! -- nearly
$1 million in malpractice settlements from the psychiatrist and doctor
who treated Prinze's depression!
Yet while Cochran blamed
doctors for Prinze's death, Prinze wrote in his suicide note: "No one had
anything to do with this. My decision totally."
But Prinze's grief-stricken
mother had another theory: "If anyone killed him, it was Hollywood!"
Heroes's Bob Crane was no hero! He not only cheated on his wives
-- he videotaped his sordid perversions for his own cheap thrills!
Police found over 50 sickening
videotapes of Crane's kinky sexcapades in the seedy motel room in which
his battered bloody corpse was found! -- by a "shapely actress" whom Crane
promised to "advise" on her audition tapes!
Not every report in Parish's
book is sordid.
There is the heart-breaking
tale of Michael Landon's brave last days -- an actor so beloved that 500
family and friends attended his 1991 funeral -- including former President
and First Lady Ronald and Nancy Reagan!
Parish's news is old news,
and many of his "celebs" are now obscure and forgotten -- but The
Hollywood Book Of Death usefully compiles old data under one cover.
Aside from the 125 bios, an appendix lists the birth and death dates of
6,000 celebs. Another appendix lists cemeteries and which celebs
Being buried near your favorite
celeb has just been made easier!
The book has one
glaring omission: unlike the classic Hollywood
Babylon, Parish's Hollywood
Book of Death has no shocking candid photos!
says of Veronica Lake's heart-breaking decline: "A reporter found her working
as a barmaid and the discovery made headlines worldwide, with accompanying
photos of the now-bloated, strained-looking Lake."
minds want to see!
Hollywood Book of Death has no autopsy photos of bloated and carved
corpses! No police photos of blooded and brutalized bodies!
The photo of Veronica Lake is a studio glossy of the star at her peak!
The book's celebs go back
to the 1920s. Its recent celebs include: River Phoenix, Phil Hartman,
Madeline Kahn, John Candy, John Belushi, Chris Farley, Rock Hudson, Sonny
Bono, Anthony Perkins, Rebecca Schaeffer, and Tupac Shakur. Also
James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley -- but not rock legend Jim
Investigative minds will
find their intellectual thirst less than satisfied by The
Hollywood Book of Death. But it teaches an important lesson,
best summarized by its quote from Sonny Bono, who said of fame:
"You're just borrowing it.
It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going
to get it."
Hank Willow is a Los Angeles based tabloid reporter who has extensively investigated Hollywood scams against actors. Read more about his journalism in Hollywood Witches
Copyright 2001 by HollywoodInvestigator.com