Okay, admit it. You don't know who she is. I didn't either. This is the
chick that used to be Keanu Reeves' girlfriend. By all accounts, a pretty nice
woman. She used to work for David Lynch, which raises a fucked up flag or two. I
saw the film Mulholland Drive, which was dedicated to her. That's sorta what
got my interest going. Plus, I didn't realize how close I live to where she
When she and Keanu were together, she became pregnant. Awful thing, they lost
the baby. Stillborn at Christmas 1999. They broke up shortly afterwards, but
remained friends. This fucked up her life.
On April 1, 2001, Jennifer was medicated and drinking at a party held by
fucked up Marilyn Manson. She was an April fool. She got to Marilyn's house at
8pm, and stayed till 5:50am. Good party man. The weird bit is that someone drove
her home (she arrived in someone else's car) to get her own fucked up car, and
she was to return to Manson's party at his request.
She was driving northbound on
Cahuenga in Hollywood, in a 99 Jeep Cherokee.
It seems she was going
to get onto the 101 freeway, which is always fucked up. She was going
around this curve when she plowed into three parked cars. She was not wearing a
seat belt. That's fucked up. The car
flipped three times and she was thrown out and killed instantly.
One of the
reports states that there was brain matter along the inside roof, driver's
side door and in the roadway. Her skull and jaw were shattered and her right eye
was protruding from the socket. Boing. Gross. By daylight, the scene
looked like this.
She was 28 years old.
Her funeral was held at the Good
Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.
Jennifer was in a white coffin,
covered in pink and white roses. After the funeral, Jennifer's casket was taken
to Westwood Memorial Park, where she is buried with their stillborn daughter.
Police found a couple of rolled up dollar bills with a powdery white
substance on them, and it wasn't anthrax, I can tell you that. They also found
two bottles of Vicodin.
Jennifer's mother is suing Marilyn Manson for wrongful death. Thing is, she
only wants 25 grand. I don't know what to think about that.
This just in, February 2003, from Findadeath friend, Jim
Thanks for the great stories on Jennifer Syme and Phil Spector. Wanted to
drop a quick line about the lawsuit against Marilyn Manson. You mentioned
that Syme's mother only wants $25,000. While I haven't seen the petition,
most likely it says "in excess of" $25K. I'll take a look at the
California court rules if you would like, but most states (including my own
states of Kansas and Missouri) state that for claims under a certain
amount that we have to state exactly the amount we are seeking, but if it is
over a certain amount we have to simply state in excess of that amount.
Thanks for the info, Jim!