Your Weekly Trifecta Update

Last week, we broke the news of Bob Birch‘s death.  He was the longtime bassist for Elton John‘s band.  At the time, we didn’t know the cause.  Now, we find out it was suicide.   Another Celebrity Death Trifecta was completed over the weekend.  Sadly, Bob wasn’t the only suicide on this list:

  1. Bob Birch (musician)
  2. Scott McKenzie (musician)
  3. Tony Scott (director/producer)

Scott McKenzie died on Saturday of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  He’s best known for his hit, “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair).”  You can expect to hear that on today’s All-Request KOOL Cafe at Noon.  But, I bet you didn’t know that he co-wrote this little gem for the Beach Boys:

If you’ve seen The Hunger, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123, or Unstoppable, then you’re familiar with the work of Tony Scott.  He marks this Trifecta’s second suicide.  Tony had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, which most-likely led to his actions.  CLICK HERE for the story.

NOTE: Just minutes after writing this, I learned that legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller died today at 95 years-old.  Who knew she was still alive?!?  Stay tuned for more.


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