Whether you love him for his role as the Sweet Transvestite
in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
, the Lord of Darkness
in Ridley Scott's Legend
the clown in the TV adaptation of Stephen King's It
, Wadsworth the butler in Clue
, Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island
, his voice work for scads of cartoons, his countless theater performances, his many unforgettable, wonderfully strange guest spots
on various TV shows
, his absolutely amazing voice
, or for (quite possibly) all of these things at once, the fact is, you love Tim Curry.
Spare a thought tonight for this acclaimed, ubiquitous character actor, singer, dancer, and odd-looking, sexy little man. Tim Curry, 67, has had a major stroke
at his home in Los Angeles. Early reports said that he was left unable to speak, but his agent now tells the Daily Mail that he's "doing great (...) He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor."
posted by Ursula Hitler
on May 24, 2013 -
was the first clinical sign that we had that she was having a stroke," Impaired speech is a common sign of a stroke, he says. But in this case, the woman had lost her voice because of a cold. So the series of mangled messages were the smoking gun of a language problem. He and his colleagues describe the case in the Archives of Neurology
posted by 445supermag
on Dec 26, 2012 -
The Australian cigarette health warnings
have pretty much filtered down to every retail packet that's bought now. They're pretty gruesome
and some smoking acquaintances cover them up with stickers. I thought I'd have a look around and see what other countries warnings were like. None of them were pulling any punches except for Uruguay.
posted by tellurian
on May 17, 2006 -