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“Don’t Stop Believing”

This is how fans of The Sopranos will always remember James Gandolfini. As Tony Soprano, a pugilistic mob boss who went out, not with a bang, but with a basket of onion rings while listening to Journey during a night out with the wife and kids.


James Gandolfini died today
of a possible heart attack while vacationing in Italy.

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“I Touch Myself”

And a belated RIP to Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett, who died of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis back in April.

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Erik Rhodes – RIP (1982 – 2012)

Erik Rhodes

Well, this is disappointing. But if you were familiar with his blog, it’s hardly a shock. Erik Rhodes died — exactly like Brett Mycles — of a heart attack in his sleep early Thursday morning.

I’m actually surprised by the widespread coverage his death is receiving, but Gay Porn Times reminds us he was a big enough star that Loehmann’s hired him for an ad campaign that gave a wink and a nudge to gay porn fans. Also, his association with Marc Jacobs (before Harry Louis came along) gave so much material to New York’s gossip rags.

UPDATE: His death even got the attention of The New York Times.

Here’s a roundup of the reaction:

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