Two massive 90s icons passed away yesterday, Prodigy frontman Keith Flint and Hollywood actor Luke Perry.
Flint, who became the poster boy for the 90s rave scene, was found dead at his house in Essex, he was 49 years old. Perry, who broke hearts in the American teen drama Beverly Hills 90210, suffered a massive stroke last week and never recovered. He died yesterday aged 52 at a hospital in Los Angeles.
Loads of people took to social media to recount tales of both men, but one constant emerged and that was of their kindness. Even though it felt like a large portion of our youth had perished here at HMS Friday we took solace from two stories, (one from singer James Blunt and the other from actor Colin Hanks), which we thought perfectly summed up life’s most important lesson. If you be can one thing, in the limited time you have on this planet, be nice. People will remember your actions forever.
As a huge fan of the 1996 Coen brother’s classic Fargo I was a little apprehensive when I heard there were plans to turn the movie into a TV mini series. As more details emerged about the project my fears were allayed following the Coen Brothers announcement that they themselves would act as executive producers on the 10 part series and that the plot would be entirely different from the film, focusing on another story of crime, deception and murder with new characters, albeit in the same bitterly cold location.
Today FX officially announced the cast with Billy Bob Thronton as a ruthless, manipulative man who crosses paths with a meek small town insurance salesman played by Martin Freeman and through a set of circumstances the pair embark on a path of destruction. Colin Hanks has also been confirmed as a single dad and Duluth police deputy and the always excellent Oliver Platt has signed on too.