Saturday, April 29, 2006

sad news about celebs

I can't say I'm surprised by reports that former LA Dodgers/NY Yankees/etc relief ace Steve Howe died in a truck wreck at age 48. No toxicology reports yet, but the smart money has to be that his blood will test positive for alcohol, cocaine, or something intoxicating. Howe was the poster-child for a wasted career and the problems of dealing with addictions.

Back in 1970 or so I doubt you would have gotten many takers on a bet that Rolling Stone Keith Richards would still be alive and functioning in 2006. Richards had a weird accident of his own -- he got a concussion when he fell out of a tree at a resort in Fiji. The 62-year-old Richards is now at a hospital in New Zealand. Apparently, he's okay.