How did James Dean die???

I'm not exactly sure who he is, but I heard he died :(

Also, can anyone tell me why he was in the song Helicopter by Bloc Party? The lyrics are "So James Dean.... So blue jeans." Can someone explain to me those lyrics?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    On September 30, 1955, Dean and his mechanic Rolf Wütherich set off from Competition Motors, where they had prepared his Porsche 550 Spyder that morning for a sports car race at Salinas, California. Dean originally intended to trailer the Porsche to the meeting point at Salinas, behind his new Ford Country Squire station wagon, crewed by Hickman and photographer Stanford Roth, who was planning a photo story of Dean at the races. At the last minute, Dean drove the Spyder, having decided he needed more time to familiarize himself with the car. At 3:30 pm, Dean was ticketed in Kern County for doing 65 in a 55 mph (89 km/h) zone. The driver of the Ford was ticketed for doing 10 mph (16 km/h) over the limit, as the speed limit for all vehicles towing a trailer was 45 mph (72 km/h). Later, having left the Ford far behind, they stopped at Blackwell's Corner in Lost Hills for fuel and met up with fellow racer Lance Reventlow.

    Dean was driving west on U.S. Route 466 (later State Route 46) near Cholame, California when a black-and-white 1950 Ford Custom Tudor coupe, driven from the opposite direction by 23-year-old Cal Poly student Donald Turnupseed, attempted to take the fork onto State Route 41 and crossed into Dean's lane without seeing him. The two cars hit almost head on. According to a story in the October 1, 2005 edition of the Los Angeles Times,[10] California Highway Patrol officer Ron Nelson and his partner had been finishing a coffee break in Paso Robles when they were called to the scene of the accident, where they saw a heavily-breathing Dean being placed into an ambulance. Wütherich had been thrown from the car, but survived with a broken jaw and other injuries. Dean was taken to Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 5:59 p.m. His last known words, uttered right before impact, were said to have been "That guy's gotta stop... He'll see us."

    Junction of highways 46 and 41.

    Contrary to reports of Dean's speeding, which persisted decades after his death, Nelson said "the wreckage and the position of Dean's body indicated his speed was more like 55 mph (88 km/h)." Turnupseed received a gashed forehead and bruised nose and was not cited by police for the accident. Rolf Wütherich would die in a road accident in Germany in 1981 after surviving several suicide attempts.

    And the guy who claimed he wasn't that famous and that he had been oin only one movie,I hate to inform him that Dean had been in three movies and numerous Broadway plays and was one of the most respected and popular actors of his time.Of course,facts never got in the way of an idiot and his trolling....

  • du
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    How Did Jimmy Dean Die

  • Duke
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    james dean die

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yes. Did you know that he has nothing to do with Jimmy Dean sausage too.

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  • jd ma
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Cause of Death: Automobile Crash, Age 24

    "So James Dean...So blue jeans" means, "Stop being a goody-two-shoes." If you just READ the lyrics, not HEAR them being sang, it will all make sense.

  • 1 decade ago

    Motorcycle wreck. He wrapped his Harley around a Corvette, or a pole or something.

    This guy has got to be one of the most famous dead people around -- he wasn't even that famous when he was alive. Hell, he only had that one movie, and he was a terrible actor at that.

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