August 27, 2009

TRUCKING FIERCE


March 7, 1988, Divine was in LA to film some scenes for Married... With Children. That night, after going to dinner with friends and then back to his hotel room, he leaned over the railing and sang "Arrivederci Roma" to them as they left for home. That night he passed away. In his will, he requested that no one donate money anywhere in his name, but to send flowers instead. Divine to the end.

Prospect Hill Cemetary, Towson, MD
2008, photographer Amanda Qichao
from qichao's flickr stream

6 comments:

Steph said...

In lieu of donations, please send flowers. Divine indeed.

downtown guy said...

I hear the one from someone at Fox had a card that said, "If you didn't want the part, you should have just said so." (Regarding appearing on Married with Children.)

Steph said...

That's too funny to be true.

downtown guy said...

I just looked it up, and this site claims it was "If you didn’t want the job, why didn’t you just tell us?"

http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/d/divine/divine.htm

Ms. Moon said...

I do love Divine. And I did not know either of the things you said in the post. About the singing or the flowers. Both are, well, divine.

downtown guy said...

I aims to edumacate.