Thursday, March 01, 2007

Leave Messages of Condolence for Billy Thorpe

Legendary Australian rocker Billy Thorpe died from a massive heart attack in the early hours of 28th February 2007, leaving a community in mourning.

Messages of Condolence may be left for Billy Thorpe via his notice at

Close to 200 messages have already been placed. The most recent tributes can be seen here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Friday Funeral for Belinda Emmett

A Funeral Service will be held for Belinda Emmett this Friday (November 17) at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley.

Condolences may be left at

Monday, November 13, 2006

Belinda Emmett 1974 ~ 2006

It was very sad news on Saturday, to hear that Belinda Emmett, an actress, singer and tremendously brave soul lost her fight with cancer. Also well known as the wife of TV presenter Rove McManus, the couple shared a short, but seemingly blissful and enviable relationship during Belinda’s illness.

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy from the public. Belinda was obviously a well loved personality, and highly regarded for the way she stoically, and publicly, fought this insidious disease.

To me Belinda was a beautiful person, whose inner radiance and beauty took over, when the disease affected her external appearance. As an actress, whose success was closely tied to her external appearance, her lack of vanity and willingness to be in the public eye, when not looking as beautiful as she once did, and I daresay not feeling great, was truly inspirational. And yet she always managed a beautiful, beaming smile.

On Saturday placed a notice for Belinda, and invited the public to send messages of condolence. The admiration and respect for Belinda is obvious. To the moment, 928 messages have been received.

I imagine there will be substantial interest in Belinda’s funeral details, and a large attendance.