757 posts categorized "OBITUARY"

Feb 19 2019
RuVealed + Fresh Meat + Randy Rainbow-Ciccone + Trump Admin Spearheads Global Decriminalization Of Homosexuality + Dolly Ain't Gay + Monét Is! + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The new RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 mega-trailer is here.

BELOW: Keep reading for underwear galore, Randy Rainbow X Madonna vs. Trump, Trump Administration suddenly goes pro-gay (wait, what's the catch?) and more ...

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Fashionably Late: Karl Lagerfeld, Iconic Designer, Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

GoogleVogue_27Karl Lagerfeld: September 10, 1933-February 19, 2019 (GIF via Vogue)

Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most prolific and influential fashion designers in history, died Tuesday in Paris. He was 85.

His death was confirmed by Chanel, for which he has been creative director since 1983. He was also creative director of Fendi since 1965, and the man behind his own iconic line.

“I don't want to be real in other people's lives. I want to be an apparition.” — Karl Lagerfeld

The New York Times called his signature look “high fashion and high camp.” It was coveted by everyone ffrom Princess Caroline to Rihanna, and it made him a household name to this day, even among those born well after his heyday. He was a human caricature (by his own admission) — the deadpan expression, the huge shades, the white pony, those high collars. It was a look that, once he settled on it, never changed.

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.” — Karl Lagerfeld

Among Lagerfeld's other achievements: He was a photographer, a book publisher (Edition 7L) and the author of the 2002 diet book The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, which chronicled how he dropped nearly 100 lbs. Sometimes, even wearing black from head to toe is not enough. He was also a noted collector of art, of books (300,000+), clothing and jewelry, and the proud father of his Birman kitty Choupette:

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Feb 16 2019
Shawn Mendes Drops His Pants For A Rich, Old Gay Icon + Jussie Smollett's Alleged Attackers Freed + RIP Lee Radziwiłł + More On Chris Pratt's Church + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The above meme is true.

BELOW: Keep reading for Shawn Mendes in his underpants, Jussie Smollett's alleged attackers apparently flipping on him, the death of Lee Radziwiłł and more ...

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Feb 14 2019
Centineo's Fur + PrEP Star Dies @ 44 + Gay-Bashing Thugs Caught + Rep. Omar Goes For Blood + Ryan Adams Accused + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Bow to the Booty King.

BELOW: Cute Noah Centineo, gay-bashing thugs captured in Austin, Manafort's plea deal erased and more ...

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Feb 10 2019
Patricia Nell Warren, THE FRONT RUNNER Author, Dies @ 82 Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-02-10 at 12.26.00 PMOne of several iconic covers of her most famous novel. (Image via Bantam)

Several years ago, I was shocked and delighted to discover that Patricia Nell Warren followed me on Facebook, occasionally commented on my posts and seemed to know who I was, as a writer. I recall writing her when she was sick and she replied warmly — such a thrill, coming from a groundbreaking lesbian writer whose The Front Runner (1974) was the first gay-themed book so many of us had ever read.

Warren-Jan79-24084-20001Warren 40 years ago January signing books with Steve Shiflett (Image via HoustonLGBTHistory.org)

So today, I'm heartbroken to read that she passed away yesterday at 82.

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Feb 08 2019
Bezos vs. Pecker Over Pecker Pic + Gay RIVERDALE Makeouts + SCOTUS Blocks Abortion Restriction + Trans SOTU + Cindy McCain's Lie + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

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ABOVE: Happy should've-turned-88 to James Dean.

BELOW: Jeff Bezos's dick-pic controversy, Cindy McCain's racist lie and more ...

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Feb 04 2019
Kristoff St. John Dead At 52 + Older Gay Couple Murdered, Russian Neighbors Okay With It + The Coming Edie Windsor Memoir + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Aptly named.

BELOW: Keep reading for the death of a soap hunk, gay murder as keeping up with the Joneses, Edie's swan song and more ...

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RIP Julie Adams, The Original Shape Of Water Comments (0)

Annex-adams-julie-creature-from-the-black-lagoon_01That white swimsuit! (Images via Universal)

RIP to Universal horror icon Julie Adams, who was the fetching bait in 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon, among many other things. Full obit here.

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Julie's passing was first reported by horror historian Tom Weaver, who was informed by her lifelong friend, stuntman Ricou Browning, 88. Browning is the Creature! With her death, he's the last survivor of that classic film.

 
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