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May 22, 2011

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold: Composer of 70s Schmaltz Treacle "You Light Up My Life" Commits Suicide Over Sex Charges

Was this song really that heinous? Sure, it's all sappy and sugary but that's kind of what this type of song is.

It's not like love songs usually have a great deal of dark nuance to them.

I don't know. I know that it got played... a lot. And that it became a joke in the 70s.

Anyway, the composer has written a new anthem, "I Switch Off My Lights."

Joseph Brooks, who notched an Academy Award for his hit "You Light Up My Life," but faced charges in a string of casting-couch rapes, was found dead of an apparent suicide this afternoon in his Upper East Side apartment, authorities said.

The 73-year-old Brooks — whose troubled son is in jail in the grisly slaying of his girlfriend last December — penned a suicide note in his 15th floor apartment on East 63rd Street.


The songwriter’s head was encased in a dry cleaning bag that had a tube attached to a helium gas tank nearby. A towel was wrapped around his head and neck.

Maybe he was just doing a Chipmunks version of the song.

This is where I would link the Chipmunks version of the song, except I don't know if there is one. So this isn't really a good joke, but you can see what I'm going for here.


The 73-year-old was awaiting trial on charges of molesting 13 women who were lured to his apartment for supposed acting auditions.

You know what your acting is lacking? Two things: Emotional depth, and rape.

Now let me show you how to sing from your diaphragm.


Brooks' son Nicholas is currently facing charges that he strangled his gorgeous girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay, in the posh Soho House hotel last December.

A funny comedian named John Mulaney makes a joke about the New York Post's determination to tell you every single woman murdered is hot. And then he confesses that, having been promised "hot," he then has to evaluate them for hotness.

"BEAUTY SLAIN," a cover of the Post says. "Ummmm..." Mulaney says. "How about 'Body Found'?"
So really, the NY Post has to stop doing this. You can check the pictures yourself. I speak no unkindness of the dead.

But the New York Post really does need to stop.

Brooks also had a daughter Amanda, who has been openly bitter toward her father.

"I am grateful to know he is finally facing the consequences of his actions and that there is some justice in the world," she once told New York magazine...

She said that in connection to his sex charges, not his suicide. But I don't think she's choked up about it.

Wow. Lotta love in this room.

Thanks to Sassy.

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