June 19, 1968 – March 6, 2001
“Is this turnout weak or what? I had at least 70 more people at myfuneral.”
Kim Walker was never a star, but she managed to appear in oneof the best films ever made, Heathers. This film was caustic. Ifyou can laugh at teen suicide, this one is for you. Own it. In this flick, Kimwas NASTY. She played one of the three girls named Heather in the film, andWinona Ryder played the only Veronica. In real life, Kim supposedly datedChristian Slater, also in the film, for two years.
Kim appeared in a few television shows, and a couple offeature films. Weird thing is, I could not find a speck of information about herdeath. I’m sure that the LA Times never even ran an obituary, which is reallyodd, because they’ll do an entire page about anyone that ever cut a fart, aslong as they directed a movie once.
Kim didn’t live long enough to get a lot of acting credits,but from the film Heathers, she has achieved immortality. Amongst many lines sheuttered in the flick was, “Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?”
Kim got abrain tumor.
In January of 1999, she had a craniotomy to try and remove thetumor, but to no avail. Kim lived in this modesthouse in Studio City.
I would have got better pictures, but someone inside the house waswatching me, and I didn’t want to stick around and discuss it. It was in thishouse that Kim died, at 6:30 am on March 6, 2001. She was only 32.
Kim’s body was taken to the ValleyFuneral Home (oh the humility!), the Teaching Funeral Home.
Maybe she looked like this:
One thing I do know, she was shipped back east, and on Marchtenth, was buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park, in Farmingdale, New York. Big hugethanks to “E” for getting that picture for me. You are a star, myfriend.
Trivia: Supposedly after seeing Heathers, AaronSpelling’s daughter, Abhory, saw Shannen Doherty in her role as Heather Duke,and suggested her to dear old dad, to play the role of Brenda in 90210.
More: They filmed some of the scenes from Heathersin this school, very closeto where Kim lived.
Thanks to Mike Steen for the help with this story. Iappreciate it, Mike.
“Fuck me gently with a chainsaw.”
Update July 2003 Therewas another real lifedeath in relation to the movie – Heathers.
Hisname was Jeremy Applegate– born Paul Boyce 1965-2000
I believe hewas the school’s yearbook editor.