Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Famous people who died broke and alone...
Famous people who died broke and alone:
Oscar Wilde died penniless, the writer and aesthete was a huge celebrity... But he died penniless
and alone in a Paris hotel
Bela Lugosi made nearly 70 more films in the 28 years after he first
sucked blood in Dracula (1931)
few filmgoers today remember him in a single one of them
(except, perhaps, his last, the bizarre cult classic directed by Ed
Wood, Plan Nine from Outer Space, 1959). (..) He died penniless in
Joe Louis (boxer) retired from boxing in 1949 after defending his
title 25 times. He came back unsuccessfully in 1950 and re-retired in
1951 when Rocky Marciano defeated him. From retirement to death he
spent most of his life penniless from bad business ventures and legal
problems with the IRS. He died on April 12, 1981 in Las Vegas.
By the time she died, Judy Garland was over $4 Million in debt. Her
body was stored in a temporary crypt for over a year, because no money
was available to transfer her to a final resting place. Eventually,
her daughter Liza Minelli raised the money for a proper burial.
Who? The King of Pop, who died suddenly in June.
Why? Jackson blew the profits from sales of 750 million records on extravagances such as $600,000 necklace for Elizabeth Taylor, to maintaining his $4 million-a-year Neverland Ranch. When he died he had accumulated debts worth an astonishing $400 million.
Edgar Allan Poe
Who? American poet and critic, celebrated for numerous gothic stories including The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
Why? Poe was among the first well-known American writers to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life. He died in 1849 at his tiny cottage in The Bronx, New York, although his cause of death remains a mystery.
Who? Our Lord and Savior, the King of Kings, The fulfillment of the Law. Circa April 0033 Crucified dead and buried and rose again on the third day.
Why? For the forgiveness of our sins…..
Its not all Eggs and Bunnies…..