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Friday, August 28, 2009

And They All Lived Together On...

My sister totally cracks me up sometimes. She has a theory that most dead celebrities are not really dead, they are merely on what she has dubbed "Elvis Island". Although we've never really discussed this, it would seem that this idea had to originate with Elvis' death and those celebrities of huge stature that have passed on since then.

Now, when Elvis died, the whole world was in shock in disbelief. There was no way that someone larger than life like Elvis could die like the rest of us. Then of course there were all those Elvis sightings. The impersonator's did NOTHING to help this theory along! So who else is on Elvis Island? Well, there's Elvis, Princess Diana, John Lennon, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain (although, I saw the crime scene photo from his death and it would be amazing if he truly were alive on the Island). You'll note that I am only using celebrities that have "died" since Elvis - otherwise the Island would be hugely over-populated.

Who else, who else...John Kennedy Jr. and his wife Caroline, John Belushi, Sam Kinison, and now of course, Michael Jackson. There is a video out there on the internet that supposedly shows Michael getting out of the Coroner's van! I had to check this out for myself and I have to admit, I raised an eyebrow. For about a second.

While yes, this is rather morbid humor and just plain wrong, I guess sometimes we like to think that our movie idols or music idols really are bigger than life and can overcome anything. We don't look at them as human because they don't live like the rest of us do! Surely with all that fame, power and wealth there has to be more. It has to be better. You simply can't DIE!

But sadly, they do. I like the theory of Elvis Island. I would find it truly amazing if one of those celebrities actually pulled it off and disappeared when the rest of the world and the papparazzi would not leave them alone, only to have them reappear some twenty years later. Remember the movie "Eddie and the Cruisers"?

It could happen...

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7 comments:

Mom said...

There was a Stephen King short story about a place where all the dead singers lived...

PJ said...

hehehe, that was a really big thing when elvis died. it is really sad that all the baggage goes along with being a star.

Grampy said...

Now you have to stop talking about Elvis. He was my hero.I thought he was the greatest. Of course toward the end I convinced myself that was not the real Elvis.I'm still not sure if it was. Maybe the real Elvis took off and started up the island.We'll never know.
Have a wonderful weekend.

A Lil Enchanted said...

Well Stace you obviously never saw the movie Bubba Hotep.... it is wrong.... so wrong... in so many ways. Elvis is hiding out in a nursing home trying to get rid of a large wart and fighting off mummies.


But seriously you're right we think that the stars are immortal and will be young and alive forever... even though we know they are human just like us.


A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

Lola said...

Ooh! You forgot about Jim Morrison.

Anne said...

According to the True Blood books, Elvis is a vampire.

There are celebrities who have disappeared, They just leave the business, rather than faking their death. Much of the attention is generated by the celebrity's own behavior.

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