He was an ass the last few years, but that appears to at least be partly due to his health problems. RIP.
I’d forgotten to post this here, too:
It’s being reported that Arleen Sorkin, the original voice actor for Harley Quinn, has passed away.
Other Old Farts like me might remember she was on Days Of Our Lives as a character named Calliope (and that zany character was one of the influences for Harley.) Her romantic partner was played by a younger John DeLancie. (I didn’t watch Days much at that age, but it came on after the news at noon, and the few scenes of hers I saw were memorable.)
Does nobody remember the sexual harassment suit filed by Dian Parkinson, who backed down because it was too overwhelming for her?
Apparently not, because not a single thing I read or heard about Barker’s death mentioned it… enraging.
I saw a couple of passing references to harassment in general, as a footnote. Most of the country seemed content to give him a pass. I was not. I, for one, was not saddened by his death.
Me neither. I’m a Bill Cullen gal.
Another musician. I guess they do come in threes.
Big part of my growing up.
I was looking him up to see if he was still alive. Damn!
EDIT: This may be a hoax. One article stated his dod as the 3rd. Waiting to find more.
A clue may be that the Wikipedia article above doesn’t have the box above it stating that it’s about a recently deceased person and is being edited.
He’s still alive - I bet no one is more relieved than he is!
The afterlife will be stoned.
I’ve actually been to one of his concerts. My mother and her sister were fans so one time when my aunt and her daughter happened to live near where he would be performing, I drove my mother there and we had homemade cheesecake and coffee for dinner (yup, that was dinner) and then went to the concert. Don’t remember anything about it, and I was a huge folkie so that’s saying something!