Saturday, July 04, 2009

Blind Items Revealed

February 19, 2009

What surprisingly prolific heavy metal artist/television host and reality star (we Americans only know one song, really and one very famous cover photo) rearranged his schedule to attend the wake of a 24 year-old fan, because he heard that the deceased's wish was to have him play at his funeral? He played the piano in the corner for over four hours, shook everyone's hand, and mourned with everyone as though they'd known each other for years.

Andrew WK

23 comments:

Majik said...

Yay...I think I actually got this one.

Enny said...

I love this one. Thanks for the reveal.

Misii said...

He is such an amazing person.

kalabee said...

I got teary when I originally read this BI, and teary again now. How very sweet of him.

*Miss_P* said...

neve heard of him but what a nice thing to do

Kelsey said...

he is such a sweetheart. i've always heard nothing but good things about him! wish i liked his music lol

Linnea said...

yeah, had to look him up but good guy

hammyjam said...

It always makes me happy when I see stuff like this.

Unknown said...

Who's Andrew WK?

Sydney in Wonderland said...

This one makes me really happy.

Enny said...

Course, this is mentioned in his wiki so I'm not sure how much of a "reveal" it really is...

~BellaBellaBoo~ said...

Wow, I missed the original post, but what a truly sweet thing for him to do.


*off to google this person*

Rufus II said...

How kind. He seems like an amazing person.

Maja With a J said...

I remember not thinking it was Andrew WK because of the "heavy metal" description. I am sensitive about that sort of thing. But yeah, what a good guy!

FrenchGirl said...

it's funny because this guy is so crazy on tour! he's a very nice person!

timebob said...

Well I didn't think it was going to be someone in Metallica.

Andrew WK seems like a sweetheart I have seen him on some reality shows.

bionic bunny! said...

i don't know who this is, but @ idiot watcher, remember, wiki is updated by anybody. which is why it's not always the most reliable source.

sunnyside1213 said...

I am older than dirt and don't know who he is, but to play for over 4 hours. Good Karma to you AWK.

Unknown said...

I've met him before, and he's a really nice guy. I can totally see him doing this, and it makes him even more awesome imo.

WednesdayFriday said...

This is the nicest thing anyone could do. I am blown away!

Kimberley said...

He has always seemed like a cool guy, but now this makes me want to go out of my way to support him when possible!

Diane said...

I remember Andrew WK's reality programme on MTV (the last thing I ever saw on that channel, but purely as a coincidence) and he always came across as a goofy but genuinely kind-hearted kind of guy. I am so happy he's staying classy, even if his music got to be a bit repetitive (he has but two songs in him, I'm convinced). It's weird that such a seeming frat boy type would in actuality be a role model other famous people should follow.

Unknown said...

I had friends who toured with him at some point years ago and they said he was seriously the kindest and most generous person they had ever encountered. It's nice to see that even years later he is still such a genuine and giving individual.

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