Heath Ledger at a press event

Remembering A Life: Heath Ledger

Posted on June 26, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Heath Ledger was an Australian actor who received international stardom and acclaim for his performances in movies like Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot, and The Dark Knight. Ledger received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and numerous other nominations and wins during his career in the film industry. A career that ran too short. Ledger

Hank Williams playing the guitar

Remembering a life: Hank Williams

Posted on June 5, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Luke the Drifter. Hillbilly Shakespeare. Timber Snake. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the man with so many timeless nicknames was rarely called by his actual first name. Hiram, or “Hank” Williams only lived to the age of 29, but he is widely regarded as one of the most significant American singer/songwriters of the 20th century. The prolific country

A young adult with a radio listening to Nirvana

Remembering A Life: Kurt Cobain

Posted on April 3, 2019 in Remembering A Life

As front man of the iconic grunge trio Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was an iconoclast and musical legend. Unfortunately, a combination of heavy substance use, mental health issues, and personal struggles culminated in his untimely death at the age of 27. As the lead singer and front man to the iconic grunge band, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain

An open book for individuals to read

Remembering A Life: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted on March 27, 2019 in Remembering A Life

From art films to Broadway plays to Hollywood blockbusters, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s was one of the biggest actors of the 21st century whose range and depth seemed endless. During his career, Hoffman was able to star in notable works such as Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Capote, and The Master, working with a number of

Remembering A Life: Mac Miller

Posted on March 13, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Rapper and multi-instrumentalist Mac Miller burst onto the rap scene at the ripe age of 17 and went on to become a national star in the music world. Unfortunately, Miller’s life came to a sudden end in September of 2018. During his short career, Miller was able to release 5 albums and a number of

Remembering A Life: Johnny Cash

Posted on March 5, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Johnny Cash is one of the most revered figures in music, especially when it comes to country and rock and roll. Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, he has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and is considered a country music legend who was influenced by other genres like

A microphone. Chis Farley practiced his comedy at improv shows

Remembering A Life: Chris Farley

Posted on February 20, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Known for his loud, outrageous, and energetic comedy style, Chris Farley was one of the most successful members of Saturday Night Live and was on his way to a robust film career before his untimely death in 1997. On December 18 of that year, Farley died from a cocaine and morphine overdose, drug issues that

Paint brushes and buckets of paint. Jean-Michel Basquiat was a famous artist who suffered from a substance abuse addiction

Remembering A Life: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Posted on February 7, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat saw a rapid rise and a tragic fall in which he went from living homeless and selling one dollar postcards to grossing millions of dollars in the span of a few years. In 2017, almost 30 years after his death, one of his paintings sold at auction for $110.5 million, a

Amy Winehouse performing at a show in Berlin

Remembering A Life: Amy Winehouse

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Remembering A Life

Amy Winehouse, popular for songs like “Rehab” and “Back to Black”, had a fast, triumphant, and tragic career. Known for her thick eyeliner, beehive hairstyle, tattooed arms, and stunning voice, Amy Winehouse was a fascinating musical artist who saw her life cut too short due to alcohol and dysfunctional, even parasitic, relationships. In her short

Remembering a Life: Bradley Nowell

Posted on January 10, 2019 in Remembering A Life

During his lifetime, Bradley Nowell lived a drug-fueled, fast life. He formed his band Sublime, along with two other members, in 1988 and made music until the day that he died. Sublime’s music still receives radio play with songs like “Santeria” and “What I Got”. The band released three albums during their 8 years together