2009 has been a busy year for celebrity
deaths. We think it’s only appropriate to honor our favorite fallen entertainers
in the best way we know how: by bringing them back from the dead as zombies
for one last "we think you were pretty awesome" salute. Here are the zombies of 8 celebrities who died in 2009:
Bea Arthur was a complete badass. She was Dorothy, the mannish one on Golden Girls. She was also in the Star Wars Christmas Special in 1978. She voiced the Amazon Queen on that episode of Futurama, and she roasted the shit out of Pamela Anderson on Comedy Central in 2005. Sadly, the cancer got her in April.
Remember when you were a kid and you spent entire afternoons jump kicking your little brother in the backyard? You were pretending to be a white guy who was really good at Kung Fu, which means that you were pretending to be David Carradine. He tried to hang himself when he was 5 years old. He succeeded in June, at the age of 72.
Ed McMahon was on The Tonight Show, Bloopers & Practical Jokes, Star Search, Jerry’s Kids Telethons, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and he gave out those giant Publisher’s Clearing House checks. You grew up with this guy. He was like your fun TV grandpa. He died from being too old in June.
Farrah Fawcett was one of the original Charlie’s Angels, and she basically set the bar for what hot would be for the coming generation. She finally posed nude in Playboy in 1995. She died of anal cancer in June. I am not even making that up.
We don’t know who this guy is.
Billy Mays was the dude who sold your grandparents all that crap from the TV. He pitched tons of cool products. Everyone knows about OxyClean, but he also pitched the iTie, a necktie with a hidden pocket, the Tool Band-It, a magnetic armband for holding tools, and What Odor?, a fluid that allows you to hide odors and then say "what odor?" when someone says "what’s that odor?". He died in June, 2009 of heart disease.
Patrick Swayze is one of the most badass dudes ever. First off, he was in Roadhouse, which is a completely awesome movie. Secondly, he was also in Youngblood, Red Dawn, and Point Break, and those movies are all incredibly badass as well. He was also in Dirty Dancing, which is about dancing so it’s not as cool as the other movies he’s been in but, y’know, if your girlfriend wants to watch a movie or something, you can put it in and watch it with her and it wouldn’t be gay if you liked it. He died in September from pancreatic cancer.
Brittany Murphy is a super hot, super talented actress, model, and musician who started her career by being in everything that was ever made in the ’90′s. She was on Blossom, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Frasier, Sister Sister, and Boy Meets World. Then she was in Clueless, which was huge for her. Later on, she played the girlfriend that Eminem wrote words that rhymed with other words about in 8 Mile. A few years ago, she dated a PA that she met on the set of her movie Little Black Book. His name was The Luckiest PA Ever. She went into cardiac arrest on December 20th, and while the cause of death has not yet been officially determined, it appears to have been a natural death. She was only 32 years old.