Betty on The News: Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays, and more

Tops News Stories for June 29, 2009

Betty on the News

Betty on The News: Top Stories

Farrah’s funeral, Billy Mays dies and more

-The Betty Editors

Farrah Fawcett1. The formal farewell to Farrah … A private funeral service for Farrah Fawcett will be held Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles. Long-time companion Ryan O’Neal is said to be planning the invitation-only service. The couple’s son, Redmond O’Neal, will be let out of jail in order to attend. It will be held at the very appropriately named Catholic church, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. RIP Farrah.  (FOX News)

Billy Mays2. Larger-than-life television personality Billy Mays of OxiClean fame was found dead yesterday at his Tampa, Fla., home by his wife. He was 50. There is some speculation that a bumpy airplane landing on Saturday could have led to the death of the “Infomercial King”.

“All of a sudden as we hit, you know, it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping,” Mays told Fox 13 in Tampa. “It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head.”

The autopsy report is expected to be released later this afternoon. Will miss his familiar voice and wish there was more to WAIT for.  (CNN)

3. The Swine Flu doesn’t know seem to care that it’s summer and that flu season is over. It continues to infect people around the world – more than 1 million already in the United States, with thousands more being struck by it each week. Vaccine manufacturers will be taking no sunny vacations as they work around the clock to try and develop one that will work before the fall flu season strikes. For now, keep washing your hands. (New York Times)

4.  Read the latest news surrounding Michael Jackson’s death.

5.  Read about the sentencing of Bernie Madoff, the greatest swindler in history.

6. Read about Jenny Sanford: A different kind of political wife?


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0 thoughts on “Betty on The News: Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays, and more

  1. littlelady says:

    I heard there were suspicious circs surrounding Billy’s death, I’d be interested to know what really happened.

  2. mk_ultra says:

    RIP Farrah.

  3. rosie818 says:

    I can’t believe that they are both dead. Such a sad week

  4. swtchks00 says:

    billy mays dead?! That’s crazy.

  5. hope_xo says:

    Oh no, the Oxy man died? :(

  6. lotsowritin25 says:

    can anyone else die? jeeze – such a sad time in this world

  7. Manicmommy says:

    I wake up each morning and wonder if another celebrity has died. Geeze!

  8. justbetween says:

    Life is so precious! We all only get one. Death really makes you realize just how precious life really is. I truly wished the whole world would realize this and we could all get alone. Most people want the same thing to be loved, to have loved and enough money to make life durable. I wish all of you a happy, blessed and good life. May God bless you all.

  9. MsFahrenheit says:

    Why is everyone dropping dead?! Tragic. :(

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