Singer Natalie Cole underwent a kidney transplant. She has had hypertension for years. This silent health hazard can cause serious damage to the kidney and may have played a part in her health issue. Please get your blood pressue checked and keep it under control. I am glad Natalie Cole finally did. Toni Braxton BP 160/105 is now on medication to bring it down to normal.
Curly Howard of the Three Stooges had hypertension after gaining a lot of weight. Unfortunately modern drugs for treatment were not available in the early forties for him or President Roosevelt (FDR). Curly Howard had a stroke that ended his nyuk-nyuk (fond reference to the many hours of laughter he gave me) career.
His heart and kidneys could not stand the pressure. Get your blood pressure checked and take your medications.
When I hear that a Hollywood actor has died prematurely, I am reminded of the Walter Matthau face at the end of The Taking of Pelam 123. Here is that picture and a link to an interesting article about James Galdolfini’s death.
The cocaine led to spikes in high blood pressure which was probably inherited from other family members. Hypertension is extremely common in African-Americans. That led to heart disease which set her up for drowning in the bathtub in the Beverly Hills Hotel.
I hope that he is OK
……and Iron Man too
This death, Billy Mays, surprised me.
Death from heart disease complicated by the use of cocaine.
Public records reveal the ongoing risk of stroke and heart attack in Hollywood. It is higher than the general public, especially in Oscar nominees and winners. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking all play a part and don’t forget stressssssssss. Movie stars need to take better care of themselves. Look at the toll on your favorite stars over time.
Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54 from natural causes.