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Joseph Brooks, Songwriter, Commits Suicide

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Joseph Brooks Committed Suicide

Joseph Brooks, who won an Oscar for the song You Light Up My Life, and who was also going to be on trial for rape, has committed suicide.

Maybe not too oddly if the accusations are true, also his son is on trial for murder:

In 2009, Brooks was arrested on charges of raping 11 young actresses whom he lured to his apartment with the promise of movie roles. He was awaiting trial on 82 counts of sexual abuse.

His son, Nicholas Brooks, 25, is awaiting trial on charges that he strangled his girlfriend, swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay, at the posh Soho House private club last year.

The 73 year old musician was found with a plastic bag around his head, and a tube leading from it to a helium tank. Apparently he DID leave a note, but nothing has been released on it yet.

Nothing about this is fun to write about. If he was guilty, which given the circumstances it looks like he had some reasons to take his own life, then the biggest tragedy here is that he escaped punishment for what he did to those young women.

The situation is then despicable and cowardly, and our hearts will always go out to those women who had been abused.

[Image via AP Images.]

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9 comments to “Joseph Brooks, Songwriter, Commits Suicide”



  1. 1

    GOOD RIDDANCE! WEEEEE! a few thousand catholic priests should take him as an example and follow his path!!! :-)



  2. 2

    No surprise there,You light Up My Life was another ode to Lucifer.



  3. 3

    oh fer christ sake……..



  4. 4

    Did you just call him being dead "escaping punishment"? jesus christ you are an idiot.



  5. 5

    so sad, especially when justice should be served!



  6. 6

    Just another pervert jew. The world is better off without him.

  7. SF90 says – reply to this


    7

    Perez, innocent people can commit suicide too because they can't deal with the accusation of something they haven't done.



  8. 8

    Should have done it before he raped those girls, sick perv.



  9. 9

    Regardless of whether or not he committed those crimes, and if he did, he was awful, you just implied more than once in that post that there are situations where it's valid for someone to kill themselves if they have 'reasons'; yet you support the Trevor Project to prevent such a thing in the Gay Community. You also showed how vapid you are by taking a dig at Ke$ha in one post, then remembering this false new 'nice' attitude you're trying to proliferate, sucked up to her in another. As a gay man myself, you actually sicken me with your shallowness, double-standards and contradictions. You've lost a visitor to your site.