Monday, May 23, 2011

Joseph Brooks Kills Himself


Joseph Brooks, who used to be known for winning the Academy Award for You Light Up My Life, but is now known for the 82 charges of sexual assault he faced for luring women to his apartment, doping them and then allegedly raping them, has killed himself. Yesterday he was found with a plastic sack tied around his head which had a helium tank and a tube connected to it. The songwriter was arrested in 2009 but still had not faced trial. Meanwhile, his son, is awaiting trial for allegedly murdering his girlfriend after she broke up with him.

17 comments:

Cancan said...

Well, good.

kathrynnova said...
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Green Sea Anemone said...

I've often wanted to kill myself after hearing You Light Up My Life.

Patty said...

Ironically, I heard that on the radio this weekend. First time in ages.

JessieE said...

LOL at GSA. I feel the same way ;-)

bluebonnetmom said...

Scumbag saved the victims and the citizens of NY a whole lot of grief and money. Yippeee! His son is going to jail for a long time if he does not get the death penalty. Women were treated like trash and abused by both.

The Black Cat said...

I despised You Light Up My Life when it came out and it was so overplayed it seemed every radio station was playing it. But then I heard it a few years ago after a long absence and I really liked it. I guess the writer never had anyone who lit up his life enough, who knows why people do such awful things?

Cindy said...

It wasn't suicide -- it was a failed rapture -- I guess he didn't realize that only blow-up dolls filled with helium float up. Dumbass.

Ice Angel said...

I remember Debbie Boone stating that it was her love song to God and that He was her inspiration. I'll choose to remember the song like that, as I absolutely love that song and always will. (Yes, I know it was severely overplayed, which is regretable.)

I am glad this scum saved everyone, including all of his victims, from further agony. Good riddance. Now if his son could learn from the father...

Texshan said...

Hey, thanks for saving the state a ton of money, perv! With any luck, your son will continue to follow in dear old dad's footsteps.

Julie said...

lol Cindy... i thought about that episode of six feet under all day saturday.

nancer said...

so why the helium? a plastic bag over your head works just fine with nothing else added.

and i'm with GSA. i HATE that fucking song.

libby said...

nancer, it puts you to sleep painlessly. Suffocates quickly. It's the latest.

ardleighstreet said...

Crap then Libby. That almost seems too nice a way to go for this twist.

weezy said...

The 1977 story in NY music circles was that the girl who sang the song in the movie, a local jingle/demo singer Kasey Cysyk (sp?) was negotiating in good faith with Brooks to release her performance on a single with an album deal. Pat Boone offered to have his daughter Debbie, who was 17-18 at the time, do the deal for cheap. Brooks dumped Kasey, grabbed Debbie and went for it.

PollyPureBred said...

Holy shit.
Interesting post.

lolaluvs2snack said...

That helium tank and bag is the suicide kit some old lady was selling on the internet. The cops/fed someone just raided her house.

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