She inspired The Supremes. Mary Wells was the First woman of Motown. She’s known for the hit single “My Guy”. It was a #1 song. She smoked cigarettes for years and died of throat cancer. She could barely talk, let alone sing. She ended up with little money and ended up homeless with her daughter. Anita Baker, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, among a few others tried to help her financially. She didn’t receive any royalties from Motown. She sued Motown and won a 6-figure out of court settlement and died shortly after.

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vintagegal:

Death

vintagegal:

Death

darhia:

fuckyeahthebizarre:

The Sleeping BeautyRosalia Lombardo was an Italian child born in 1918 in Palermo, Sicily. She died of pneumonia  on December 6, 1920. Rosalia’s father, General Lombardo, was sorely  grieved upon her death, so he approached Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to preserve her.  Her body was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily. Thanks to Salafia’s embalming techniques, the body was well-preserved. X-rays of the body show that all the organs are remarkably intact.  Rosalia Lombardo’s body is kept in a small chapel at the end of the catacomb’s tour and is encased in a glass covered coffin,  placed on a marble pedestal. A 2009 National Geographic photograph of  Rosalia Lombardo shows the mummy is beginning to show signs of decomposition, most notably discoloration. To address these issues the mummy was moved to a new drier spot in the  catacombs, and her original coffin was placed in a hermetically sealed  glass enclosure with nitrogen gas to prevent decay. The mummy of Rosalia Lombardo has since been removed from its  hermetically sealed enclosure and returned to its original location  alongside two other child mummies. The mummy is one of the best  preserved bodies in the catacombs.Recently, the mummification techniques used by Salafia were discovered in a handwritten memoir of  Salafia’s. Salafia replaced the girl’s blood with a liquid made of formalin to kill bacteria, alcohol to dry the body, glycerin to keep her from overdrying, salicylic acid to kill fungi, and zinc salts to give her body rigidity. Accordingly, the formula’s composition is “one part glycerin, one part  formalin saturated with both zinc sulfate and chloride, and one part of  an alcohol solution saturated with salicylic acid.”

Maybe is just me, but I think she looks… sad.

darhia:

fuckyeahthebizarre:

The Sleeping Beauty
Rosalia Lombardo was an Italian child born in 1918 in Palermo, Sicily. She died of pneumonia on December 6, 1920. Rosalia’s father, General Lombardo, was sorely grieved upon her death, so he approached Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to preserve her.  Her body was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily.

Thanks to Salafia’s embalming techniques, the body was well-preserved. X-rays of the body show that all the organs are remarkably intact.  Rosalia Lombardo’s body is kept in a small chapel at the end of the catacomb’s tour and is encased in a glass covered coffin, placed on a marble pedestal. A 2009 National Geographic photograph of Rosalia Lombardo shows the mummy is beginning to show signs of decomposition, most notably discoloration. To address these issues the mummy was moved to a new drier spot in the catacombs, and her original coffin was placed in a hermetically sealed glass enclosure with nitrogen gas to prevent decay. The mummy of Rosalia Lombardo has since been removed from its hermetically sealed enclosure and returned to its original location alongside two other child mummies. The mummy is one of the best preserved bodies in the catacombs.

Recently, the mummification techniques used by Salafia were discovered in a handwritten memoir of Salafia’s. Salafia replaced the girl’s blood with a liquid made of formalin to kill bacteria, alcohol to dry the body, glycerin to keep her from overdrying, salicylic acid to kill fungi, and zinc salts to give her body rigidity. Accordingly, the formula’s composition is “one part glycerin, one part formalin saturated with both zinc sulfate and chloride, and one part of an alcohol solution saturated with salicylic acid.”

Maybe is just me, but I think she looks… sad.

stilettosweetheart:

Stages of Deterioration in the Human Body
The Moment Of Death: 1. The heart stops. 2. The skin gets tight and ashen in color. 3. All the muscles relax. 4. The bladder and bowels empty.  5. The body temperature begins to drop 1 1/2 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. After 30 minutes: 6. The skin gets purple and waxy. 7. The lips, fingernails, and toenails fade to a pale color. 8. Blood pools at the bottom of the body. 9. The hands and feet turn blue. 10. The eyes sink into the skull. After 4 hours: 11. Rigor mortis has set in. 12. The purpling of the skin and the pooling of the blood continue. 13. Rigor continues to tighten muscles for another 24 hours or so. After 12 hours: 14. The body is in full rigor mortis. After 24 hours: 15. The body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment. 16. In males, the semen dies. 17. The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color. 18. The greenish-blue color spreads to the rest of the body. 19. There is a pervasive smell of rotting meat. After 3 days: 20. The gas in the body tissues forms large blisters on the skin. 21. The whole body begins to bloat and swell grotesquely. 22. Fluids leak from the mouth, nose, vagina, and rectum. After 3 weeks: 23. The skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can easily be pulled off the corpse. 24. The skin bursts open on many places on the body. 25.  Decomposition will continue until the body is nothing but skelital  remains, a process that can take a month or so in hot climates, and two  months or more in cold climates.

stilettosweetheart:

Stages of Deterioration in the Human Body


The Moment Of Death:
1. The heart stops.
2. The skin gets tight and ashen in color.
3. All the muscles relax.
4. The bladder and bowels empty. 
5. The body temperature begins to drop 1 1/2 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

After 30 minutes:
6. The skin gets purple and waxy.
7. The lips, fingernails, and toenails fade to a pale color.
8. Blood pools at the bottom of the body.
9. The hands and feet turn blue.
10. The eyes sink into the skull.

After 4 hours:
11. Rigor mortis has set in.
12. The purpling of the skin and the pooling of the blood continue.
13. Rigor continues to tighten muscles for another 24 hours or so.

After 12 hours:
14. The body is in full rigor mortis.

After 24 hours:
15. The body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment.
16. In males, the semen dies.
17. The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color.
18. The greenish-blue color spreads to the rest of the body.
19. There is a pervasive smell of rotting meat.

After 3 days:
20. The gas in the body tissues forms large blisters on the skin.
21. The whole body begins to bloat and swell grotesquely.
22. Fluids leak from the mouth, nose, vagina, and rectum.

After 3 weeks:
23. The skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can easily be pulled off the corpse.
24. The skin bursts open on many places on the body.
25. Decomposition will continue until the body is nothing but skelital remains, a process that can take a month or so in hot climates, and two months or more in cold climates.

cherryzomby:

the kiss of death

cherryzomby:

the kiss of death

extranuance:

Danse Macabre

extranuance:

Danse Macabre