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Old 06-09-2017, 12:32 PM
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Was that wrong? Should she not have done that? RIP Glenne Headly.

I didn't realize she was that old (63). I read she died suddenly but I see no cause. And even though she was older than I thought she was, that's still kind of young to die for no reason.

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Old 06-09-2017, 12:41 PM
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Oh wow. Had no idea.
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I love links to Variety. It's not quite English as we know it.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:18 PM
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I also did not know that she was at one time married to John Malkovich. Also NBC has her age at 62.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:21 PM
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I love links to Variety. It's not quite English as we know it.
Oh, the irony.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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I love links to Variety. It's not quite English as we know it.

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The article is fine.

I didn't realize she was 63, and i agree, too young to just...die.

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Old 06-09-2017, 01:28 PM
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Sorry, my post above got cut off. I meant to add that "sudden" and "unexpected" deaths, along with "after a brief illness" all used to be polite circumlocutions for suicide. (A "long illness" was invariably cancer.) Variety's language is odd but often precise in its own way.
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I also did not know that she was at one time married to John Malkovich. Also NBC has her age at 62.
The Variety story has been changed and a correction noticed posted; she was 62.
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Sorry, my post above got cut off. I meant to add that "sudden" and "unexpected" deaths, along with "after a brief illness" all used to be polite circumlocutions for suicide. (A "long illness" was invariably cancer.) Variety's language is odd but often precise in its own way.
Ah, so you didn't mean to thread shit with an irrelevant jab at the publication, you meant to gossip about the deceased. Either way, super classy.
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The article is fine.
Didn't intend to jack the thread but my partial post sent things sideways. I mean their special use of language as in she was in a series "now lensing" somewhere.

Which was (supposed to be) tied to:

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Ah, so you didn't mean to thread shit with an irrelevant jab at the publication, you meant to gossip about the deceased. Either way, super classy.
If you choose to see it that way. Variety uses a lot of old-school journalism styles; in that everyone seems surprised she "died suddenly" I was pointing out this could be the case, given who's reporting it.

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Old 06-09-2017, 02:13 PM
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9:10 AM PT -- Sources connected to Glenne tell us she had checked in to a hospital last week to get treatment for blood clots. We're told she seemed to be getting better, but things took a turn Thursday.
http://www.tmz.com/2017/06/09/glenne-headly-dead/
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:52 PM
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Sorry, my post above got cut off. I meant to add that "sudden" and "unexpected" deaths, along with "after a brief illness" all used to be polite circumlocutions for suicide. (A "long illness" was invariably cancer.) Variety's language is odd but often precise in its own way.
Nonsense. "A brief illness" always referred to referred to a heart attack, stroke, or cerebral hemorrhage.
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Didn't intend to jack the thread but my partial post sent things sideways. I mean their special use of language as in she was in a series "now lensing" somewhere.
It doesn't matter. You have been told time and time and time about this before. This is now a warning for you. Stop posting in this thread, also, because you can't seem to stop from hijacking it.
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:22 PM
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Had a small part in Fandango. She was one of those actresses I loved seeing pop up.

I feel 62 is way too young for her also.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:06 AM
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Aw man, I loved her in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

https://youtu.be/bMzkzNc68g0

I don't remember much of her stuff after that but her IMDB page shows that she's been steadily working. Great character actress, I agree that 62 is much too soon.
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The cause was complications of a pulmonary embolism, her husband, Byron McCulloch, said.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/t...rels.html?_r=0

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). Symptoms of a PE may include shortness of breath, chest pain particularly upon breathing in, and coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot in the leg may also be present such as a red, warm, swollen, and painful leg. Signs of a PE include low blood oxygen levels, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, and sometimes a mild fever. Severe cases can lead to passing out, abnormally low blood pressure, and sudden death.

PE usually results from a blood clot in the leg that travels to the lung. The risk of blood clots is increased by cancer, prolonged bed rest, smoking, stroke, certain genetic conditions, estrogen-based medication, pregnancy, obesity, and after some types of surgery. A small proportion of cases are due to the embolization of air, fat, or amniotic fluid...

In the United States between 300,000 and 600,000 cases occur each year, which results in between 50,000 and 200,000 deaths. Rates are similar in males and females. They become more common as people get older.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_embolism
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