The DeLorean car became legendary when it was featured in the Back to the Future films.
DeLorean died of a stroke at the Overlook Hospital in Summit New Jersey. He was 80 years old.
John was embalmed and shipped back to Detroit to the Desmond Funeral Home.
My brother Rick went to the visitation, "He was wearing blue jeans and a black leather motorcycle jacket. He looked pretty cool." Rick also took these amazing photograph of the DeLorean's lined up outside in the snow.
The funeral home made sure no one touched him or took pictures. It was a jam packed visitation. I heard a rumor that one cell phone casket pic was taken, but I haven't seen it. There was a private family funeral the next day.
John DeLoreanwas cremated and buried with military honors in White Chapel Cemetery.
Rad (that's the word the kids are using today, right?) DeLorean Products are available at DMOCO
Patton died in Pasadena according to the Woods Valentine Mortuary.
If you watched television in the 70's, The Gong Show was a something else. Really. Think... America's Got Talent, but there is none. Novelty Acts, bad singers and embarrassments. There were a few talented ones thrown in, but nobody tuned in for that.
I think the cast of judges just got hammered or high and didn't care. Chuck Barris the producer and host claims that no booze or drugs were allowed. The chaos was the charm of the show.
There were some recurring bits including the Unknown Comic and Gene.
Gene worked on the NBC show as a stage hand.
Chuck Barris wrote in his biography, "One day, during rehearsal, I saw Gene dancing by himself in a dark corner. The huge stagehand never moved his feet, just his body from the waist up. He was terrific."
He was worked into the show, usually as a surprise to the audience. Those who knowTV know there are no real surprises. The cast were well aware, but played it well. The best part: When Gene would start his dance, stage hands would just throw shit at him. Rubber chickens, inflatable people, food... it was bizarre and hilarious.
Gene was the first black man to be a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees.
Suffering from the diabeetus for years, he'd lost both of his legs to it in 2001 . He used prosthetics.
I assume he's been cremated because according to the funeral home website, his funeral is in two weeks at 11am on Saturday March 21, 2015.