Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blind Item #8 - A Birdie Blind Item

When it comes to celebrity suicides, there is often an element of the inexplicable. Not so much, this one. If the cache of files - obtained through years of surveillance, and statements from at least one defector - are ever released, you'll know that his spying went beyond walking into a certain embassy, drunk, this one time. He believed that he might end up like the famous/notorious couple, which is a sad irony. It's not that they had stopped bugging his phones, and reading his mail - especially at the western retreat - but he was by then a has-been, professionally speaking, and otherwise. Not even the intelligence community cared about him anymore. 

23 comments:

HeresHoping said...

Scalia

Geeljire said...

"walking into a certain embassy, drunk, this one time."
Everyone has to start somewhere

Chris P said...

Randy Quaid? Is he dead now? I don't remember .

LooksLikeCRicci said...

Randy Quaid is still living.

Do Tell said...

I guess the famous couple is the Rosenbergs, who were executed for spying. So this must be someone who is much older.

Do Tell said...

Moe Berg? The movie is out now.

Tricia13 said...

Edward McBride/Scio?

SDaly said...

Hunter S. Thompson?

Unknown said...

Could it be Hemingway?

plot said...

Fuck, I know this...someone who claimed to be drunk when spied going into a Russian embassy. Off to research, it's out there somewhere.

Ghog said...

Oswald

MeliticusBee said...

Mikhail Lesin?
http://observer.com/2016/03/another-defector-dead-in-washington/

Still, not very interesting.

Geeljire said...

+1

Sunspirit said...

Scientology but Phillip Seymore Hoffman came to mind. I dunno why.

B626 said...

Thompson publicly threatened suicide for years
Manipulated his wife it

SillyWhabbit said...

Papadopoulos?

Darwinite said...

Got it.
"his father was a Pentecostal minister who press-ganged his enormous brood of children into service as the Singing Callicoats—a gospel act best known for having saved Ed Sullivan from humiliation by breaking into an unscheduled second number when a chimp act went badly wrong during a live TV show. Phil Callicoat had turned up at the Soviet Embassy seeking advice on how to defect, but his motives had less to do with politics and more to do with having drunk the last of his $120 savings in an all-night Tokyo jazz bar."
http://www.thehistoryreader.com/modern-history/operation-chaos-untold-cold-war-story/

Sallysal said...

Edward McBride https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/questions-over-scientologys-19-calls-in-48-hours-before-110000volt-suicide-20091027-hih7.html

sysadmn said...

@Darwinite - Not sure Callicoat is that level of celebrity.

Another Tack:
Actors known to visit Bohemian Grove:
Albert, Eddie
Crosby, Bing
Heston, Charlton

none are known suicides.

gauloise said...
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Monkey Mich said...

Rosenberg's for the couple. Celebrity death? No idea

Guessing Guesser said...

Sounds like Hemingway to me...

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