When I tweeted that I was working on my Dead Crush list, one of the responses I received was from fellow tweeter Lewis Shepphard, the Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments. @Lewissheppard responded about an old girlfriend who had a Dead Crush on Stu Sutcliffe. Even in the case of Dead Crushes, we geeks understand that it takes one to know one. We became fast friends.
A Dead Crush knows no bounds; they may be brain crushes, artistic crushes, creative crushes, or just crush crushes. They have moved beyond the limitations of gender, culture, age and time; they have only two things in common: 1) They are dead. 2) We love them anyway.
Here we'll honor the beloved dead. We'll review the books, movies and articles about them. We'll discuss the impact they had on us.
If you'd like to see your Dead Crush here send a twitter response to @a_geek_girl with the tag #deadcrush or send an email to the gmail account mydeadcrush. If your Dead crush is accepted I'll link your tweet or website in the article.
"Michael was a gentle soul who reserved his flamboyant side for his novels. There is no one in the wings who will ever take his place." —Steven Spielberg on Michael Crichton's death.
JFK, Jr., was born, lived, and died in the headlines—“Final 24” examines his life and times.
Barbara Billingsley, the iconic June Cleaver…RIP.
If you think of death as a final getting away from it all, you’re in for a big disappointment.
This unique coloring book features classic line drawings of Marilyn in all her glory, both onscreen and off.
Visit Paris and artist William Segal in this fascinating Ken Burns documentary.
“Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." — Hunter S. Thompson
“Tragic waste.” – Paul Donnelley, Fade to Black
Marvin Gaye’s music is still popular. He was a performer and innovator whose self-destructive lifestyle resulted in his death.
If you enjoy cover songs as much as I do, you’ll love this CD of Bob Marley hits.
Remembering Paul Lynde…far from square, hilariously funny.
They're hot, they're sexy, and they're dead. Oh, yeah, and there's lots of 'em.
John Belushi, comic genius, was doomed by his excessive appetites for everything in life.
The questions as old as punk rock: Did Sid kill Nancy? Did Sid kill Sid?
For a quarter century they corresponded, upon her death he published her poetry. They shared their passion through words unspoken.
“Final 24” offers the official details of Anna Nicole Smith’s death, as well as biographical info on her life.
Creation is a depressing account of events in the life of Charles Darwin leading up to his great success.
A woman we barely knew. A tragedy we can never forget. The real story behind her last hours.
Somewhere along the way, the "Santa's Helper" shot from Playboy filled my eyes and I fell for an icon.
A Dead Crush memorial for guitarist, inventor and musical inspiration Les Paul; the man who taught me how to rock.