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    river was so hot.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    ^ he's hot he's sexy and he's dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    ^ he's hot he's sexy and he's dead.
    ...and he's in a new movie! Weird.

    I hope it plays more widely and does well, though. It would be cool if River's last hurrah could be acclaimed.

    That's creepy that some weirdo stole parts of the unfinished film.
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    He was so good, I love his movies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie_Moffett View Post

    That's creepy that some weirdo stole parts of the unfinished film.
    could have been worse, look at what happened to poor charlie chaplin



    Mar 2, 1978: Grave robbers steal Charlie Chaplin’s body


    In one of history’s most famous cases of body-snatching, two men steal the corpse of the revered film actor Sir Charles Chaplin from a cemetery in the Swiss village of Corsier-sur-Vevey, located in the hills above Lake Geneva, near Lausanne, Switzerland, on this day in 1978.

    A comic actor who was perhaps most famous for his alter ego, the Little Tramp, Chaplin was also a respected filmmaker whose career spanned Hollywood’s silent film era and the momentous transition to “talkies” in the late 1920s. Chaplin died on Christmas Day in 1977, at the age of 88. Two months later, his body was stolen from the Swiss cemetery, sparking a police investigation and a hunt for the culprits.

    After Chaplin’s widow, Oona, received a ransom demand of some $600,000, police began monitoring her phone and watching 200 phone kiosks in the region. Oona had refused to pay the ransom, saying that her husband would have thought the demand “ridiculous.” The callers later made threats against her two youngest children. Oona Chaplin was Charlie’s fourth wife (after Mildred Harris, Lita Grey and Paulette Goddard) and the daughter of the playwright Eugene O’Neill. She and Chaplin were married in 1943, when she was 18 and he was 54; they had eight children together. The family had settled in Switzerland in 1952 after the controversial Chaplin--whom his enemies accused of being a Communist sympathizer--learned he would be denied a reentry visa to the United States en route to the London premiere of his film Limelight.

    After a five-week investigation, police arrested two auto mechanics--Roman Wardas, of Poland, and Gantscho Ganev, of Bulgaria--who on May 17 led them to Chaplin’s body, which they had buried in a cornfield about one mile from the Chaplin family’s home in Corsier. That December, Wardas and Ganev were convicted of grave robbing and attempted extortion. Political refugees from Eastern Europe, Wardas and Ganev apparently stole Chaplin’s body in an attempt to solve their financial difficulties. Wardas, identified as the mastermind of the plot, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years of hard labor. As he told it, he was inspired by a similar crime that he had read about in an Italian newspaper. Ganev was given an 18-month suspended sentence, as he was believed to have limited responsibility for the crime. As for Chaplin, his family reburied his body in a concrete grave to prevent future theft attempts.



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    ^^I'd totally forgotten about that!

    I did randomly recall the other day: someone is walking around today with bits of Alistair Cooke's bone matter inside them. Considering that those bones were 95 years old when he died, bit of a gyp I'd say.

    ETA and on the subject of River fantardism, I made the mistake of looking at the virtual flowers left for him on find-a-grave....bad move. Take for example "CrystellePhoenix", who's been leaving love notes regularly at least since 2007. Did not look further back.

    "My sweet River.I love you so mutch!I cant stop admire you in videos with your band Aleka s attic!You is so great and beautiful!I love you and I m so sad when some people talk of your ex-girlfriend!!!!!!!!I hurt because I m so jealous of her because I love you River!You is more than one actor or singer for me I admire you but I love you for yourself I love your personality.I really love you River god bless you my sweet sweet Rio.
    - christellephoenixchristelle phoenix
    Added: Sep. 13, 2007"


    Alistair Cooke's body snatcher apologises - Telegraph

    "Alistair Cooke's body snatcher apologises

    The leader of a body-snatching ring which made more than £2 million after stealing the bones of veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke and more than 1,000 other victims has apologised.



    12:11AM BST 13 Jun 2008


    Michael Mastromarino, a medical supplies company boss, told families of the victims and tissue recipients at Brooklyn Supreme Court in New York that he was truly sorry for the "pain and grief" he caused.

    In March, Mastromarino struck a deal with US prosecutors who investigated his role in the hacking up of hundreds of corpses before forging donor consent forms and selling the parts on for transplant.

    He spoke only briefly during today's hearing and will be sentenced later this month to between 18 and 54 years in jail. He must also forfeit the $4.6 million (£2.3 million) made from the operation.

    Lawyers believe around 40 unsuspecting British patients received the bone graft material stolen by the 44-year-old former dentist and his team of more than 12 body cutters.

    Mastromarino admitted the "systematic harvesting of tissues without consent" from "several hundred others, some of these names including Alistair Cooke".

    He admitted he forged documents, never obtained any consent from any relatives, and never inquired if the victims had any infectious diseases as he tried to cover his tracks.
    After he pleaded guilty, Assistant District Attorney Patricia McNeill, prosecuting, said Mastromarino showed "a depraved indifference to human life" and his actions led to the "grave risk of death to another person".
    Judge John Walsh heard Mastromarino plead guilty to one count of enterprise corruption, nine counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree, and four counts of body stealing.
    The body-snatching ring ran for more than four years, ending in the autumn of 2005, and more than 1,400 corpses were illegally harvested.
    The bodies came from funeral homes in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Biomedical Tissue Services, which was owned by Mastromarino, shipped the body parts to Regeneration Technologies, LifeCell Corp, Tutogen Medical Inc and two non-profit organisations, Lost Mountain Tissue Bank and Tissue Centre of Central Texas.
    The court heard there were 900 civil lawsuits filed against Mastromarino.
    Some of the material taken illegally from mortuaries in the US was implanted into British patients who underwent orthopaedic surgery in the UK, medical regulators found.
    Swindon firm Plus Orthopedics bought tissue and bone from Regeneration Technologies in the US, and up to 82 units of affected bone graft material are known to have been implanted in patients across the UK.
    Mastromarino and his criminal associates harvested more than 1,000 bodies, including that of Mr Cooke, the long-running host of the BBC's Letter From America.
    After the broadcaster died aged 95 in 2004, the ring stole his bones and sold them on for $11,000 (£5,500).
    As part of the plea bargain, Mastromarino co-operated with prosecutors in a probe of several companies which bought the stolen body parts and then sold them to more than 20,000 transplant recipients throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
    The transplants included bones, skin, arterial valves, ligaments and tendons."
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