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The official reports are in and it’s been confirmed that the cause of Sherman Hemsley’s death was lung cancer- or as the medical report would like to list it as, ‘superior vena cava syndrome’. Techinally that’s a condition caused by tumors or cancer in the chest area, blood clots, or infection. It was originally reported as “natural causes”.
TMZ reports that Hemsley was advised before his death to get chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
It wasn’t clear if he was a smoker or not but he definitely was a legend. He was 74 years old when he died.
One of the tweets that came in after his death was from Larenz Tate (Menace II Society, Rescue Me). He said,
‘RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. I had the honor of wrking w the great comedic actor as a kid on his show Amen in 1988.’
So of course I had to jump on YouTube and see the episode for myself. It was an episode called “Get Em Up, Scout” where Tate played a boy scout by the name of Leshawn. He was either 12 or 13 rocking a boyscout uniform and a girly voice.
Check it out below….shout out to Hemsley!Read more...
This tweet just came in 2 hrs ago and it appears that Levon Helm is losing his battle with cancer. There is a message on his facebook page that reads,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. …
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration… he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage…
We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy
My prayers go out to him and his family .
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Walter Isaacson is an author/ biographer that is working on a book called simply Steve Jobs. During the time he spent with Steve Jobs he discovered that Jobs refused surgery, early in his illness that could have possibly saved his life because he felt it was too invasive.
Jobs said that he regretted the decision. Iscaacson says,
“I’ve asked [Jobs why he didn't get an operation then] and he said, ‘I didn’t want my body to be opened…I didn’t want to be violated in that way.
“I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don’t want something to exist, you can have magical thinking…we talked about this a lot,” and “He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it….I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner.”
It took 9 precious months for Jobs to agree to the surgery.
Isaacson also recounted how Jobs often told everyone that he had beat Cancer while secretly getting treated after the surgery.
Iscaacson will be on 60 minutes this Sunday (October 23rd) and it promises to be DVR worthy.
Walter Iscaason was actually hired by Jobs as Jobs knew he had limited time. He talks about Jobs thoughts on there being a 50 /50 chance that God exists. He talks about the impact that the extreme wealth had on the Apple employees calling them “bizarro people”. Some of this interview will be in Job’s own voice recorded just before his death.
Before you get all Steve Jobsed this 60 minutes episode sounds like it’s one not to be missed.
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