Tag Archive | Stroke

RIP Roger Prigent, Photographer of Love It To Death Album Cover

Alice Cooper Love it to Death
Original, Banned Cover With Alice’s Thumb Emulating a Penis

Photographer and renowned antique dealer, Roger Prigent, who snapped the infamous cover of 1971’s Love it to Death, the breakthrough third album by the band Alice Cooper, has passed away on December 15th, 2012, at the age of 89.

Primarily known for his fashion photography, Prigent became a prominent Manhattan antiques dealer when his eyesight began to fail three decades ago. Prigent died in New York City on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 after suffering a recent stroke that left him in a coma. Read more about Roger Prigent’s life and career at This Link.

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RIP, Dick Clark

Dick Clark Young
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TV and Music Industry Legend Dick Clark has passed away today, April 18, 2012, at the age of 82 after suffering a massive heart attack. He had a good, long life. For about the first 70 years of his life, say up until he had that devastating stroke in 2004, Dick Clark looked just as he did in the photo above. He was like a modern-day Dorian Gray, staying forever young while an oil painting of his likeness aged in an attic somewhere. Tell me I’m not right about that. The man just never aged. RIP Dick Clark. I wish I knew your secret.

Remembering New York Dolls' Drummer Jerry Nolan

New York Dolls Jerry Nolan Sylvain Sylvain and David Johanson
Jerry Nolan with Bandmates Sylvain Sylvain (Left) and David Johanson (Right) (Image Source)

On This Date in 1992: New York Dolls’ drummer Jerry Nolan died while in a coma after suffering a stroke a few weeks earlier in New York City. Nolan was 45 years old.

Director Ken Russell Dies at Age 84


Roger Daltrey as the composer Franz Liszt in Ken Russell’s 1975 film Lisztomania

British film Director Ken Russell – who directed two of my favorite films starring Roger Daltrey (Tommy and Lisztomania) has passed away in a hospital on Sunday (11/27/11) following a series of strokes. He was 84. BillBoard has a nice obit and recap of Russell’s career at This Link.

RIP Clarence Clemons


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I am very sad to report that E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died after suffering a stroke on June 12th. He was 69 years old. I met Clarence once at Howard Stern’s Book Party for the release of Private Parts and he was super nice. RIP Big Man.