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Whitney Houston and Danny Gans – Tony Bennett’s legal drugs call is bunkum

WE do not know what killed Whitney Houston. The talk is of Mossad, drugs, downing and murder. Aside from the plaudits and tweet tributes, Tony Bennett wants Houston’s death to be the last of its kind. As he says:

First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, now, the magnificent Whitney Houston,” he began. “I’d like every person in this room to campaign to legalize drugs. Let’s legalize drugs like they did in Amsterdam. No one’s hiding or sneaking around corners to get it. They go to a doctor to get it.”

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Posted: 12th, February 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)

Michael Jackson V Conrad Murray: Introducting Danny Gans

7224701MICHAEL Jackson V Dr Conrad Murray: Will this case finally allow the death of Danny Gans to emerge into the mainstream media? Gans was the Las Vegas stalwart found dead by iatrogenic mean. Anorak’s Man in LA reports:

THE death of Las Vegas superstar Danny Gans by overdose of a powerful opiate called hydromorphone at the prime of his life and career raised few, if any red flags among the members of the Las Vegas news media. The mysterious and untimely passing of the injury-riddled Born Again Christian athlete, corporate entertainment favorite and longtime Steve Wynn showpiece in the middle of the night, and all the strange occurrences before and after his tragic last breath rated little more than cursory coverage and police report transcribing, and the acceptance of one of Danny Gans’ doctor’s claims that the star may have died from the ingestion of a single hydromorphone (also known as Dilaudid or “drugstore heroin”) pill left over from an unused five-year-old prescription.

The willful and shameful avoidance of the Gans story and all its many avenues, including Gans’ ownership of a pharmacy supply house, was made more obvious when compared to the national media’s vigilant and responsible coverage of the death of entertainer Michael Jackson.

Now, the manslaughter charge lodged yesterday against Conrad Murray, the doctor who allegedly administered the fatal dose of drugs that Jackson ordered up, has again brought the Gans case into the national spotlight.

An item on the website titled Murray’s case up stakes in world of celeb drugs notes that

“…the state of California, weary of growing number of celebrity prescription drug deaths, is seeking some control over a festering doctor-patient dynamic that has taken bold-faced names from Heath Ledger to Anna Nicole Smith to Danny Gans.”

While those on the Las Vegas news media would claim that Gans is an unimportant figure, known to few outside the market, others know better. In this case, the musical impressionist is mentioned in the same sentence as two legends, in a story about a fellow legend. Of the four cases, his is the only one that was closed along with all its mysteries left hanging. Yet, according to the MSNBC report, Gans’ death, coming weeks before Jackson’s, may have been a factor in the decision to prosecute in the Murray case– “to put a dent into Hollywood’s pill pipeline.”

Danny Gans’ tragedy may, in the end, help future celebrities. But most important: Will there ever be justice for Danny Gans?

Surely, some of the curiosity will spread.

The Danny Gans Story: The Voices Inside My Head

Danny Gans And Michael Jackson’s Iatrogenic Deaths

The Mysterious Death Of Danny Gans

The Untold Death Of Danny Gans

Posted: 10th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

The Danny Gans Story: The Voices Inside My Head

voices-coverTHE death of Danny Gans never made a big spalsh in the mainstream media. But the death of Gans, a Las Vegas stalwart, by iatrogenic means continues to occupy the thoughts of Anorak’s Man in LA. He reviews the latest news:

Danny Gans’ autobiography makes its official debut in bookstores today– the same day that Garth Brooks will announce he’s starting a long run at the theatre left vacant by Danny Gans’ death.

The Voices In My Head arrives five months after the Las Vegas headliner died of an overdose of the powerful opiate hydromorphone, also known as Dilaudid or “drugstore heroin.” Gans’ ghostwriter-turned-cowriter RG Ryan tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal what he told Tabloid Baby last month: that the book will not address Gans’ drug use (or his ownership of a pharmacy supply house), but that “readers may get an idea from the book about why he took them”:

“Gans sustained several injuries over the years that caused him long-term problems, including an ankle injury that ended his dreams of becoming a major league baseball player, surgeries, two car accidents and a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.”

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Posted: 16th, October 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Jermaine Jackson’s Management Announce Comeback On Day Of Michael Jackson’s Funeral

jermaine-jacksonMICHAEL Jackson, Danny Gans Watch: Anorak’s Man in LA loosk at what links the iatrogenic death of pharmacy investor Danny Gans and the Michael Jackson case. And finds a link in Jermaine Jackson’s comeback…

There’s no longer any denying an intimate relationship between the deaths of Michael Jackson and Danny Gans.

Gans’ manager Chip Lightman tastefully chose the day of Michael Jackson’s funeral (pictures) to announce that he’s been hired by Jacko’s brother Jermaine to help launch a “comeback,” beginning with convention and corporate bookings.

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Posted: 5th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Drugs Death Danny Gans Owned His Own Pharmacy

ANORAK’S Man in LA reports on how the mainstream media are only now picking up on the strange death of Las Vegas showman Danny Gans:

The extent of the lax coverage of the death of Las Vegas superstar Danny Gans by the Las Vegas news media is beginning to be revealed tonight as a local television news station reports that the headliner who dropped dead in his prime of an overdose of the powerful opiate Dilaudid (aka “drugstore heroin”) was part owner of a pharmaceutical supply company.

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Posted: 19th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Michael Jackson: Danny Gans’ Death, Kai Chase And Jacko’s New Autobiography

kai-chaseMICHAEL Jackson Watch: Jackson’s chef Kai Chase speaks again, Jackson’s new autobiography, Zoe Hunter and Danny Gans…

Mirror: “Exclusive: his final hours by his chef”.

This would be the exclusive with Kai Chase that Anorak picked up on the newswires yesterday and is now all over the internet?

Of course, the Mirror is not lying. This is an exclusive – to all those Mirror readers who don’t read Anorak.

You can read the exclusive exclusive of the chef with the book to sell here.

Daily Star: Jacko’s 20 dodgy docs”

Police are hunting more than 20 dodgy doctors who helped fuel Michael Jackson’s drug habit. Murder squad officers say it’s the biggest probe into celebrity addiction that Los Angeles has ever seen.

Can Jackson be linked to the death of Danny Gans?

One homicide officer said: “It’s long been suspected that friendly doctors have been enabling celebrities in Hollywood to feed their habits. However, the real extent of what’s been going on is truly shocking. We are uncovering a massive trade in fraudulent prescriptions.”

PJ Star: “Cue & A with comedian J. Scott Homan – Everyday life the perfect inspiration for comedian’s latest act”

Q. What in the news these days is the easiest target for a comedian?

A. Michael Jackson.

Plus ca change.

Oregon Live: “Review: Sonic Youth at Roseland Theater”

Band members spoke little between songs, though Moore at one point called out for any good Michael Jackson jokes from the audience.

“It’s never too soon for Jacko jokes,” he said. “Why did Michael Jackson like 49-year-olds?” (Say it out loud.)

Florida Weekly: Jackson’s death should teach us about disorders

Jackson’s death should teach us about disorders BY CHRISTINE STAPLETON.

Here follows the archetypal Jackson story and obituary:

He was my third-grade heartthrob. He was a fabulous dancer. He was a brilliant musician. He was a pop icon. He was accused of pedophilia. He may have been a drug addict. He probably was mentally ill. I am not a doctor but I believe Michael Jackson suffered horribly from several illnesses.

Southern Reproter: Theatrical triple proves no obvious trauma for Zoe

TO say it’s a busy few months ahead for Zoe Hunter is the equivalent of saying Michael Jackson’s death received moderate coverage from the world’s media.

Michael & Me.

Urban Mecca: “Publishers acquire Michael Jackson’s autobiography rights”

Publishers including Random House have bought the rights to reprint Michael Jackson’s best-selling 1988 autobiography, “Moonwalk,” Random House said on Friday.

A new Michael Jackson autobiography – no peace yet…

Posted: 30th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

Las Vegas Blogger Races To Puts On Concert In Michael Jackson’s Name

vegas-jackson-showMICHAEL Jackson Watch: In which New York Times stringer and Danny Gans writer Steve Freiss prmotes Las Vegas Celebrates Michael Jackson,which he assures us is “dignified”.

Anorak’s Man in LA has the news:

The Las Vegas blogger, New York Times stringer, gay guide writer and noted comp queen who led the fight to prevent journalistic investigation of Danny Gans’ overdose death has moved quickly to be the first Sin City personality to capitalize on the tragic passing of Michael Jackson.

Steve Friess, who wrote earlier this month in the Las Vegas Weekly that “Michael Jackson’s untimely death was the best thing that could ever have happened to Michael Jackson’s music,” is producing and promoting a concert at the Palms Hotel & Casino on August 29th called “Las Vegas Celebrates Michael Jackson.”

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Posted: 15th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

Danny Gans And Michael Jackson’s Iatrogenic Deaths

danny-gansMICHAEL Jackson is dead. Las Vegas performer Danny Gans is dead.  Their deaths were iatrogenic – caused by medical treatment.

As Anroak’s Man in LA, reports on Gans:

“The musical impressionist died at 53 after ingesting a powerful opiate he did not have a prescription for— “drug store heroin” that was given to him by an associate or pusher, or acquired by a doctor under an assumed name. Such illegal activities are currently being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department in the apparent drug overdose death of superstar entertainer Michael Jackson. The LAPD has reportedly asked federal drug agents to help them find out who was feeding painkillers to 50-year-old Jacko.

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Posted: 3rd, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

The Mysterious Death Of Danny Gans

danny-gansDANNY Gans, Las Vegas’s Man of Many Voices – think Joe Longthorn with success – is dead.  Anorak’s Man in LA looks at the matter:

“The Danny Gans case is still an open investigation.”

A spokesman for the Henderson, Nevada Police Department told a producer this afternoon that the investigation into the Dilaudid overdose death of the Las Vegas strip superstar has not yet been closed, despite the “acidental” tag plaxced on Gans’ May 1st demise by the Clark County Coroner.

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Posted: 23rd, June 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

The Untold Death Of Danny Gans

ANORAK’S Man In LA looks at the death of Las Vegas legend Danny Gans and how the media in Las Vegas did nothing for 39 days.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal definitely got it wrong in the above headline about “the real Danny Gans.”

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Posted: 11th, June 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment