Actor John Dye passes away at 47

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    Jan 14, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
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    Jan 14, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    Well John the angel of death has come to collect you, and I am sure you have been Touched by an Angel too.
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    Jan 14, 2011 9:20 AM GMT
    Also David Nelson, the last surviving member of the Ozzie and Harriet family.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-david-nelson-20110112,0,1039470.story
  • rnch

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    Jan 14, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    wow, so sad.

    a "heart attack" at age 47?

    even those thin and (looking to be) in good shape are potential medial messes i guess.

    he was much more attractive 20 years ago...but who wasn't??
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    47 is way too young...very sad.

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    Jan 14, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    I was particularly touched by the death of this Angel because John played me in a movie loosely based on my junior year of college at Arizona State University. 1987's college comedy "Campus Man". The movie was also filmed at ASU. He was an extremely nice guy. I can't believe that he died so young of a heart attack. Here's a pic of us at the premiere party in 1987. RIP John!!!

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    Jan 14, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    That's you on the left? How did a movie get made based on your life?
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    Draper saidThat's you on the left? How did a movie get made based on your life?


    The producer of "The Breakfast Club" saw an article about myself and a calendar I did at ASU in TIME magazine. He called me up, bought the rights, and it ended up being the movie "Campus Man" of which I was also an Associate Producer. Wasn't like a huge hit or anyting (I actually hated the way the movie turned out since "The Real Story" was far more interesting than the Hollywood formulaic version they turned out) but it was an amazing experience nonetheless.
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    That's cool. Not too many people can say a movie was loosely based on their life. I saw it a long time ago but can barely remember it.
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    What's crazy is that UNIVERSAL is currently developing a movie based on MILLI VANILLI, and since I was their manager I actually may be played in a movie again. It's kind of a surreal experience, and a bit disturbing at times because Hollywood makes up stuff when many times "The Real Story" is far more interesting. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    That is surreal. You knew it wasn't them singing? I remember hearing that one them committed suicide.
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    Draper saidThat is surreal. You knew it wasn't them singing? I remember hearing that one them committed suicide.



    I didn't know in the beginning that they didn't sing, but I did learn the truth about them as we went along, but by then they had the #1 album around the world and all I could really do is fasten my seatbelt and hold on for dear life as it was an unbelievable rollercoaster ride through the world of pop music. Definitely an experience I will never forget. I'm just glad I survived to tell the tale icon_eek.gif It's ironic that their Grammy winning debut album was called "Girl, You Know It's True", yet virtually everything about them was false.
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    My best friend was an ex of his and I met him one time in NYC when I was with my friend. He seemed nice.
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWhat's crazy is that UNIVERSAL is currently developing a movie based on MILLI VANILLI, and since I was their manager I actually may be played in a movie again. It's kind of a surreal experience, and a bit disturbing at times because Hollywood makes up stuff when many times "The Real Story" is far more interesting. icon_eek.gif


    Wow JockAZ! You've lived quite the life, pretty cool!
    Glad you are around to share bits and pieces with us icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 14, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    davebos said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWhat's crazy is that UNIVERSAL is currently developing a movie based on MILLI VANILLI, and since I was their manager I actually may be played in a movie again. It's kind of a surreal experience, and a bit disturbing at times because Hollywood makes up stuff when many times "The Real Story" is far more interesting. icon_eek.gif


    Wow JockAZ! You've lived quite the life, pretty cool!
    Glad you are around to share bits and pieces with us icon_biggrin.gif




    Thank you. I do feel blessed to have lived a pretty interesting life
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    Jan 14, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidMy best friend was an ex of his and I met him one time in NYC when I was with my friend. He seemed nice.


    So r u saying that he played on "our" team?
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    Jan 14, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI was particularly touched by the death of this Angel because John played me in a movie loosely based on my junior year of college at Arizona State University. 1987's college comedy "Campus Man". The movie was also filmed at ASU. He was an extremely nice guy. I can't believe that he died so young of a heart attack. Here's a pic of us at the premiere party in 1987. RIP John!!!

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    wow a legend... never been so close to one.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 14, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    I have no idea if he was gay or straight. I always assumed he was straight
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    Jan 14, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Draper saidThat is surreal. You knew it wasn't them singing? I remember hearing that one them committed suicide.



    I didn't know in the beginning that they didn't sing, but I did learn the truth about them as we went along, but by then they had the #1 album around the world and all I could really do is fasten my seatbelt and hold on for dear life as it was an unbelievable rollercoaster ride through the world of pop music. Definitely an experience I will never forget. I'm just glad I survived to tell the tale icon_eek.gif It's ironic that their Grammy winning debut album was called "Girl, You Know It's True", yet virtually everything about them was false.


    Damn, you managed a group that you knew was lying. How does this not surprise me:

    "When the scandal broke, Rob and Fab insisted that Arista Records was aware that they did not sing on the album. Todd Headlee, who managed the group for Gallin Morey Associates, told the Los Angeles Times: "When I came on board, every record company official at Arista and BMG knew it. Everybody in the management company knew it. That's why most of their employees are forced to sign a confidential clause binding them to stay silent.""
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    Jan 14, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Draper saidThat is surreal. You knew it wasn't them singing? I remember hearing that one them committed suicide.



    I didn't know in the beginning that they didn't sing, but I did learn the truth about them as we went along, but by then they had the #1 album around the world and all I could really do is fasten my seatbelt and hold on for dear life as it was an unbelievable rollercoaster ride through the world of pop music. Definitely an experience I will never forget. I'm just glad I survived to tell the tale icon_eek.gif It's ironic that their Grammy winning debut album was called "Girl, You Know It's True", yet virtually everything about them was false.


    Damn, you managed a group that you knew was lying. How does this not surprise me:

    "When the scandal broke, Rob and Fab insisted that Arista Records was aware that they did not sing on the album. Todd Headlee, who managed the group for Gallin Morey Associates, told the Los Angeles Times: "When I came on board, every record company official at Arista and BMG knew it. Everybody in the management company knew it. That's why most of their employees are forced to sign a confidential clause binding them to stay silent.""



    As I said above, I didn't know in the beginning, but I did learn the truth as we went along. At that point, there really wasn't a whole lot I could do as they were already nominated for Grammy & American Music Awards.
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    Jan 14, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
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    Draper saidThat's you on the left? How did a movie get made based on your life?


    The producer of "The Breakfast Club" saw an article about myself and a calendar I did at ASU in TIME magazine. He called me up, bought the rights, and it ended up being the movie "Campus Man" of which I was also an Associate Producer. Wasn't like a huge hit or anyting (I actually hated the way the movie turned out since "The Real Story" was far more interesting than the Hollywood formulaic version they turned out) but it was an amazing experience nonetheless.

    Still friends or in touch with Brett?
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    Jan 14, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
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    Still friends or in touch with Brett?


    If you mean the real "Brett" (Who's name is actually Scott) -- not really though I will be seeing him at an ASU reunion in October. I have not been in touch with the actor who played "Brett". I did run into him years ago in Paris when, ironically, I was there with Milli Vanilli
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    Jan 14, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    hardguy7 said
    muscles4muscles saidMy best friend was an ex of his and I met him one time in NYC when I was with my friend. He seemed nice.


    So r u saying that he played on "our" team?


    Yes.
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    Jan 14, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    5ebastian said

    Cool man, forgive me for asking such a douche question.

    But did you find this scene in Bruno offensive or hilarious?



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    Everything about the movie "Bruno" was offensive -- isn't that the point?
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    Jan 14, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    D:
    Holy Cheese!



    I remember watching that every Sunday Evening.