Last Sunday one of Joan Crawford's twins, Cynthia, died. Her daughter-in-law sent me a message about her passing, along with information about where to send donations, which I posted on my Joan site.
Another Joan webmaster, with a close connection with one of Joan's grandsons, was perplexed that I had "somehow" gotten the information before he did. He invented a story about how the grandson had already had the information but that he, the webmaster, hadn't posted it because he was so sensitive to "the family's needs." Uh-huh.
As it turned out, the grandson didn't know about his own aunt's death because he hadn't been in touch with any of his family members, including his own mother. His mother was notified immediately of her twin's death, as were other family members and close family friends, including "Aunt Betty"---Joan's personal secretary when she was alive. The grandson's own mother didn't even tell her son about his aunt's passing. He had to read the news first on my website.
Now, he's trying to milk his aunt's dying just as he's been trying to milk Joan Crawford's memory. Here's his latest message from the Casey website:
"Casey would like to extend this message to the numerous Joan Crawford fans that he received thoughtful emails from:
'I have received many supportive letters regarding Cindy's passing in the past few days. My family and I thank the fans who have taken the time to send their regards.'
Casey and I thought it would be best if the PRIVATE letters from the fans regarding the death of his aunt, Cindy, not be posted to the site but rather sent to everyone privately that expressed his or her condolences."
Since the grandson wasn't notified of his Aunt Cynthia's death, even by his own mother, it seems a bit odd to me that now he's seeking to have condolences sent to HIM. His attempt to feed off of his famous grandmother's memory is ridiculous.