Her reps won't deny or confirm the severity of her situation, including whether or not the 85-year old former S&M model was in a coma. I understand that it sucks when people we loved get old and die, but it's got to happen at some point. Seeing Bettie go will just serve to heighten her appeal, as if it could go any higher. Most of the girls I know celebrate her signature look everyday, along with vibrant tattoos, but still.
If you haven't, check out THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE, where you get to watch Gretchen Mol do an awesome homage to the siren, even if the movie barely skims the surface of the screwed up life that the woman had to live through. Viva la Bettie.