Falco (musician): Difference between revisions
Falco died of severe injuries received from a collision with a bus in his [[Mitsubishi Pajero]] near the city of [[San Felipe de Puerto Plata|Puerto Plata]], in the [[Dominican Republic]] on 6 February 1998, just two weeks before his 41st birthday. It was initially reported that the autopsy showed high blood levels of alcohol and cocaine, however this was later dismissed. At the time of his death, he was planning a comeback. He was buried in the [[Zentralfriedhof]] (Central Cemetery) in Vienna, Austria.<ref name=friedhof>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3156 findagrave.com - Falco]</ref>
== Tributes and
In the Album "Hooray for Boobies" of the group "The Bloodhound Gang" the song "Mope" is a tribute to Falco, and he is referred to as a "money making player that ain't with us no more" and a "gang banging thug that never seen it coming"
In 1985 parody version of [[Rock Me Amadeus]] entitled, 'Rock Me Jerry Lewis' was credited to [Bud Latour][http:/wiki/LaTour] and fellow Phoenix, Arizona disc jockey, Mike Elliott. To the dedicated parody community, LaTour is mostly only known as 'Bud LaTour. 'Rock Me Jerry Lewis' climbed to Number 1 on The Dr. Dememto's Funny Five chart and grew to a notoriety that prompted mentions and airplay on [[Casey Kasem|Casey Kasem's]] Top 40 Radio Show as well as a call from [[Jerry Lewis]] himself. Furthermore, Jerry Lewis would begin to use the song at his personal appearances and stage shows. While in Phoenix, Arizona for a muscular dystrophy benefit at a bowling alley, Jerry Lewis invited 'Bud' LaTour and Mike Elliott to bowl with him. He was kind enough to sign 500 copies of the 'Rock Me Jerry Lewis' 7" record.
A later episode of ''The Simpsons'', "[[Behind the Laughter]]," features [[Willie Nelson]] saying, "Thank you, [[Taco (musician)|Taco]], for that loving tribute to Falco," within another fictional tribute. Falco has been name-checked in the U.S. satirical cartoon series ''[[American Dad]]'' and ''[[The Tick (live action TV series)|The Tick]]''.