Deciem Founder Brandon Truaxe Found Dead Among Rumors Of Erratic Behavior

The founder of the majorly successful skin car company Deciem has sadly passed away.

According to WWD, Brandon Truaxe died in Toronto this past weekend.

A company email shared the news of Truaxe’s passing. The email, which was penned by chief executive officer Nicola Kilner, did not share the cause of death.

That said, a spokeswoman for the Toronto Police came forward with a statement. The spokesperson said that police arrived at the intersection of Mill Street and Parliament around 1:30pm on Sunday.

The police were tipped off about a “jumper” in the area. While the authorities never identified this “jumper,” fans of the Deciem company theorized that it might have been Truaxe. This is because he posted his home address of 33 Mill St. on Instagram that very weekend.



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Truaxe, who had been known for being a “trailblazer in transparency” was once known for saying, “I actually do have a filter. It’s a filter that takes anything that you’re not supposed to say and amplifies it even bigger.”

But fans and coworkers say that Truaxe had been acting strangely in the past year. Truaxe had posted business announcements on Instagram, cc’d reporters in company emails, and even announced that the company should be shut down for committing financial crimes. This eventually led to him being pushed out of his own company.

After hearing of his death, several friends and colleagues shared words of sorrow for Truaxe’s passing. The company itself posted the following statement through Instagram:

“Brandon, our founder and friend. You touched our hearts, inspired our minds and made us believe that anything is possible. Thank you for every laugh, every learning and every moment of your genius. Whilst we can’t imagine a world without you, we promise to take care of each other and will work hard to continue your vision. May you finally be at peace. Love, (forever) your Deciem.”

h/t: WWD

Broadway Legend And Gay Icon Carol Channing Passed Away

Another legend has passed away.

Broadway star and Gay icon Carol Channing died peacefully in her sleep, according to her publicist B. Harland Boll.

As Boll announced in a statement:

“It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original industry pioneer, legend and icon: Miss Carol Channing. I admired her before I met her, and have loved her since the day she stepped … or fell rather … into my life. It is so very hard to see the final curtain lower on a woman who has been a daily part of my life for more than a third of it. We supported each other, cried with each other, argued with each other, but always ended up laughing with each other.”

Carol Channing is a Broadway legend who starred in several hit shows such as “Hello, Dolly,” “The Vamp,” “Show Girl,” and more. She also had a successful film career. She appeared in several movies such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The First Traveling Saleslady,” “Skidoo,” and more.

Her career was honored when her name was added to the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In addition, she received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995.

Channing then continued performing well into her 90s by singing songs and sharing stories with fans in a cabaret style.

She will be missed.

h/t: USA Today

Former President George H. W. Bush Passes Away At 94

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States of the America and father of the 43rd, has passed away.

News of Bush Sr.’s passing came in the early morning today in a tweet by his spokesman Jim McGrath.

The announcement goes as follows:

“George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or “Bucky” Bush.

Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as practical.”

Many politicians have reached out to give their condolences to the Bush family and reminisce on their time with Bush Sr.

42nd President Bill Clinton released the following statement through the Clinton Foundation:

“Hillary and I mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush, and give thanks for his great long life of service, love, and friendship.

I will be forever grateful for the friendship we formed. From the moment I met him as a young governor invited to his home in Kennebunkport, I was struck by the kindness he showed to Chelsea, by his innate and genuine decency, and by his devotion to Barbara, his children, and their growing brood.

Few Americans have been—or will ever be—able to match President Bush’s record of service to the United States and the joy he took every day from it; from his military service in World War II, to his work in Congress, the United Nations, China, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Vice Presidency and the Presidency, where he worked to move the post Cold War world toward greater unity, peace, and freedom.

He never stopped serving. I saw it up close, working with him on tsunami relief in Asia and here at home after Hurricane Katrina. His remarkable leadership and great heart were always on full display.

I am profoundly grateful for every minute I spent with President Bush and will always hold our friendship as one of my life’s greatest gifts. Our hearts and prayers are with George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, their families, and the entire Bush clan.”

44th President Barack Obama also released a statement, which you can read in its entirety down below.

“America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved – from a decorated Naval aviator who nearly gave his life in World War II, to Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces, with plenty of posts along the way. Ambassador to the United Nations. Director of Central Intelligence. U.S. Envoy to China. Vice President of the United States.

George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey. Expanding America’s promise to new immigrants and people with disabilities. Reducing the scourge of nuclear weapons and building a broad international coalition to expel a dictator from Kuwait. And when democratic revolutions bloomed across Eastern Europe, it was his steady, diplomatic hand that made possible an achievement once thought anything but – ending the Cold War without firing a shot.

It’s a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he’d want all of us to try.

After seventy-three years of marriage, George and Barbara Bush are together again now, two points of light that never dimmed, two points of light that ignited countless others with their example – the example of a man who, even after commanding the world’s mightiest military, once said “I got more of a kick out of being one of the founders of the YMCA in Midland, Texas back in 1952 than almost anything I’ve done.”

What a testament to the qualities that make this country great. Service to others. Commitment to leaving behind something better. Sacrifice in the name of lifting this country closer to its founding ideals. Our thoughts are with the entire Bush family tonight – and all who were inspired by George and Barbara’s example.”

Gay UK Business Owners Pass; One Of An Illness And One Of A Broken Heart

A UK man literally died of a broken heart after his husband died.

The community in Devon, UK are grieving after the death of a gay couple had a sad but romantic end.

Gay couple Steven Collyer and Jason Roe were pillars in multiple communities because of their entrepreneurial spirit. Steven opened the first WOW gay venue in the 1990s in Cardiff, ran the Koolers Nightclub, and manned Club Cardiff.

After that, the couple moved to Devon where they opened Torquay’s Shiphay Chippy fish and chop bar, but now the two have unfortunately passed away, according to DevonLive.

It was Jason Roe who passed first from an illness just six weeks ago. Then, Steven Collyer sadly joined him on September 4. His death was caused by what’s being reported as a “broken heart.”

Now, the community of Devon and specifically Paignton, where the couple had moved to after Jason first became sick, are mourning and honoring the couple.

Collyer's Facebook page has received several condolences and messages of love. In addition, flowers have shown up outside the Shiphay Chippy.

Steven’s sister Vicky Roffi spoke to DevonLive to say:

"Steven was an amazing man, amazing friend but most of all he was loved by so many people. I for one will greatly miss him.”

"Wherever they went Steven and Jason made a massive impact. They were very outgoing - especially Steven. He loves a party."

Former Devon councilor Darren Cowell also spoke on the recently departed Collyer, "I know so many people have had many a meal from him. Very sad news and my thoughts are with his family and friends."

Funeral arrangements are being made and is planned to be held in Wales. That said, there will be a similar event in Devon for the friends and customers who wish to pay their respects.

As for the Shiphay Chippy, it’s been announced that the establishment will now go up for sale.

h/t: DevonLive

Golden Age Of Hollywood Star Tab Hunter Died At 86

We're sad to share with you that 1950s heartthrob Tab Hunter died Sunday night, according to TMZ and his Facebook page.

Tab Hunter, born Arthur Andrew Kelm, was known for his roles in Damn Yankees and The Burning Hill. He’s also known for opening up about being a closeted talent in Hollywood in his 2005 autobiography titled Tab Hunter Confidential, which then was turned into documentary.

In that autobiography, Hunter reveals that his public relationship with Natalie Wood was a cover for his private relationship with Anthony Perkins. Hollywood director J.J. Abrams has also announced that he’s working on a film titled Tab & Tony about the secret relationship between these two Hollywood stars.

As for how Hunter died, the Facebook post didn’t reveal any details. It simply stated:

“Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honor his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf. He would have liked that.”

May He Rest In Peace.

This Gay Couple Were Among the Victims of the FIU Bridge Collapse

When partners Alberto Arias, 53, and Osvaldo Gonzalez, 57, spent the day helping Arias’ mother move, no one would expect that they’d be two of the six victims to lose their life in the collapse of the pedestrian bridge near Florida International University (FIU). The Cuban couple had been together for 21 years and were in the process of running errands during the move, says the Miami Herald. The couple died instantly when the bridge collapse on their truck as they went under.

During a press conference, Alberto’s nephew, Luis Arias, shared that Arias and Gonzalez were ‘soul mates’ and ‘full of life and joy’:

21 years. Traveled together, had their ups and downs together. Were the support system for each other. The two people that I know who were selfless, you know? Put everyone before them--through their business. Bringing joy to others with with their smiles. That’s who they were.

Four other victims were involved in the tragic accident that according to attorney Yesenia Collazo will take at least a year to investigate. Collazo is the attorney handling the case for the couple’s family. She assures the press that the family is out for answers.

Two civil suits have been against the Miami Dade County’s 11th Circuit Court on behalf of victims injured in the accident. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Arias and Gonzalez were laid to rest this week within minutes of each other. Together, just as they were always in this life. May they rest in peace.

h/t: Miami Herald

Major disrespect for this gay couple remembering their mother

In Dallas, Texas, another story of religious righteousness is plaguing a gay couple who recently lost their mother, Brenda Light. Barry Giles and John Gambill, who are married and have been together for 31 years, were heartbroken to learn that Gambill’s name been stricken from Giles’ mother’s obituary in a local newspaper in Olto.

The couple shared with Fox News 4 that they originally submitted the lines “those left to cherish her memory include her son, Barry Giles and his husband, John Gambill of Dallas” and were shocked to see Gambill’s name had been removed—as if he never existed.

But why? Well because the paper’s publisher, Phillip Hamilton, expressed that two gay men could NEVER be married—in God’s eyes. So in response, he removed that piece of writing because his paper couldn’t be tainted with that.

According to Raw Story, Hamilton shared:

It is my religious conviction that a male cannot have a husband. It is also my belief that to publish anything contrary to God’s Word on this issue would be to publish something in the newspaper that is not true. The newspaper respects the First Amendment rights of those who express such opinions. The newspaper’s decision to edit the obituary is both ethical and lawful. It would be unethical to publish a news item that is known by the editor to be false. Based on the truth found in the Word of God, I could not in good conscience identify Mr. Gambill as the husband of Mr. Giles.

What a damn, bitch! If they paid for the obituary, which they probably did because nothing is free with newspapers, they should take him to small claims court or at least get their money back.

How horribly offensive and disrespectful, especially to Giles’ mother who must have loved that Gambill for over three decades.

Here is the news report from Fox News 4: