Weird Al Yankovic's Parents Found Dead

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Weird Al Yankovic's Parents Found Dead

Postby Paul Southworth on Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:47 am

San Francisco - The elderly parents of parody musician Weird Al Yankovic have died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at their home outside San Diego, the county medical examiner's office said.

Nick Yankovic, 86, and his 81-year-old wife, Mary, were discovered on Friday by family members at their Fallbrook, California, residence. It was unclear how long they had been dead.

A fire was still burning in the fireplace and authorities said that the home had filled with toxic fumes because the chimney flue was closed.

Their son, Al Yankovic, known as Weird Al, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The younger Yankovic, 46, has built a career recording parodies of rock stars' songs. In Like a Surgeon, he rewrote the lyrics of Madonna's hit, Like a Virgin.

He won a Grammy award earlier this year for his Poodle Hat comedy album. - Reuters
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Postby Skippy the Neandert(h)al on Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:22 pm

:( Okay...
That's just depressing. I wish I could mail a hug to him. Everyone needs hugs. Lots and lots of hugs.
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Postby Mandy on Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:09 am

I heard about that. It's so sad.

I liked how his parents were always doing cameos in his work.

Such a shame. :(
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Postby Will on Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:31 am

Damn. That's a horrible thing to happen to a nice guy.
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Postby Major Tom on Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:59 pm

it is sad...

...but the question remains -- will he do a tribute satire album featuring a send up of Mary Poppin's "Chim Chimney"?
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Postby Paul Southworth on Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:10 am

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Funny.
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