O'Rourke became ill in early 1987 and was misdiagnosed by Kaiser Permanente Hospital as having Crohn's disease. She was prescribed medicine to treat the disease, which allegedly "puffed up [her] cheeks." On January 31, 1988, O'Rourke suddenly became ill again, vomiting and unable to keep anything down. The next morning she collapsed while preparing to leave for the hospital and her stepfather called paramedics. O'Rourke suffered a cardiac arrest en route to the hospital, and after resuscitation she was airlifted by helicopter to Children's Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, where she died later that afternoon.
Speaking to reporters, O'Rourke's manager David Wardlow initially announced that it was believed O'Rourke died of influenza. However, hospital spokesman Vincent Bond announced that O'Rourke died during surgery to repair an acute bowel obstruction (caused by congenital stenosis of the intestine) complicated by septic shock; this report was corroborated by the San Diego County coroner's office on February 3, two days after her death. Later reports changed the specific cause of death to cardiac arrest caused by septic shock brought on by the intestinal stenosis.
Jillian Michaels is "officially" gay having adopted a daughter, Lukensia, at the same time her "partner" of three years gave birth to their son, Phoenix. As far as I know, she has never officially come out.
When I was a wee girl of about 20, I was working in a women's clothing store in Santa Barbara. This woman was paying for an armload of clothes and said "I may have more, my partner is still in the dressing room". Afterwards I told everyone else working there how nice it was that lady police officers shopped together.
In the legal industry up here it's sort of almost inapropriate to refer to one's significant other as anything other than "partner" (gay or straigh) which can get confusing when you don't know if they are talking about their romantic partner or their firm partner.
From my perspective though, 40 is a bit much when talking difference in years. I wouldn't really cherish the thought of being intimate with someone whose done Cher either. And I think the doobs have caught up with him after hearing him talk. Hope it lasts