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Tenth Anniversary of Gianni Versace Murder Observed in Milan

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Donatella Versace appeared pleased following the debut of a two-part ballet entitled Thank you, Gianni, with love, meant to mark the 10th anniversary of fashion designer Gianni Versace's murder, which was yesterday.

CunananThe ballet was written by French choreographer and friend of Versace Maurice Bejart, with whom the designer had collaborated during his lifetime.

Versace was slain by obsessed serial killer Andrew Cunanan on the steps of his Ocean Drive, Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997 as he arrived home from his morning walk.

The Miami Herald recalls the pandemonium and shock that ensued in the hours and days following:

"Miami Beach Detective Robert Hernandez, a public information officer at the time, was among the first to arrive at Versace's mansion. 'There was a patrol officer already there, but he had no idea who the victim was. When I saw him, I said: 'Do you know who that is? That's Versace! This is going to be big.' I called the lead PIO at the time, Al Boza, and told him: 'Get ready.' Indeed, reporters from newspapers, radio, television and the Internet quickly got wind of a sensational story. Within hours, the news got juicier. Versace's killer had been identified as Cunanan, a spree killer who only weeks before had been listed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List."

Cunanan committed suicide aboard a Miami houseboat eight days later after a massive manhunt uncovered his whereabouts.

Below, Bejart and Versace in May 1997, two months before his death.

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A look at Versace's murder 10 years on [miami herald]

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  1. God that is an ugly woman!!

    Posted by: shane | Jul 16, 2007 10:03:38 AM


  2. aghhhhhhhhhhhhh

    its the attack of the blond muppet from the muppet show band. aghhhhhhh scary

    Posted by: anon | Jul 16, 2007 10:41:22 AM


  3. ANON, you beat me to the punch!!! Oh my God I thought the exact same thing:

    http://www.stanford.edu/group/blocklab/Muppets/Janice2.jpeg

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Jul 16, 2007 1:14:15 PM


  4. LMAO--You guys are too funny!!

    Posted by: Shabaka | Jul 16, 2007 1:26:53 PM


  5. OHMYF-INGGOD that is a BUTT UGLY (woman?) This is too much- she does look exACTly like that, SOULBROTHA!!! HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

    Posted by: virgoboy | Jul 16, 2007 1:34:07 PM


  6. she looks like the Alfred E. Neuman version of Paris Hilton.

    Posted by: A.J. | Jul 16, 2007 2:20:16 PM


  7. :-)

    soulbrotha

    Here is one

    http://www.aboyd.com/images/ss8015.jpg

    Posted by: anon | Jul 16, 2007 2:27:36 PM


  8. the muppet is actually prettier...

    Posted by: virgoboy | Jul 16, 2007 2:44:09 PM


  9. She is so ugly, even that decent body and those sexy clothes don't help. Looks like she got hit with an ugly stick at birth. She does have a hot husband.

    Posted by: ARMANI | Jul 17, 2007 11:57:24 AM


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