RIP Kim McGuire "Hatchet-Face"
Many of you have heard that the sweet Kim McGuire passed away on September 14, 2016. Anyone who met her knew she lit up a room the second she walked in. She was married to the love of her life and soulmate, Gene Piotrowsky. I, myself, work with Gene at Dillard's department store. For those who didn't personally know Kim, she is most famous for her role in "Crybaby" as Mona 'Hatchet Face' Malnorowski. She costarred beside Johnny Depp in "Crybaby." What many people don't know is Kim was accomplished in so many other feats as well. She flourished in theater and passed the BAR to become an attorney in multiple states. Much of this came tumbling down when Hurricane Katrina hit. Kim and Gene were living in New Orleans at the time and unfortunately lost everything in the hurricane. They actually had to swim out of their home! As one could imagine, this took a toll on both Kim and Gene mentally and physically. They lost all things dear to them and had to rebuild their life together from square one. Shortly after the tragedy, they relocated to Mississippi and then eventually to Naples, Florida. Since the hurricane, Kim became an accomplished author with her dear husband Gene by her side and publishing books of his own.
I am at a loss for words as to what Gene is currently feeling. The last thing on his mind should be money. Everyone who came in contact with Kim couldn't help but smile. Please help pass this optimism on in Kim's legacy. Anything will help! Gene would not ask for this on his own, but for Gene, and for Kim, this is the least we could all do. Gene is so appreciative of all of the love and well wishes he is receiving. Hopefully, this will take some added stress off of him. All funds donated will go towards taking some financial stress from Gene. Could you imagine how it'd feel to lose your one true love and soulmate?
Jihn Waters did a panel a few years back with some cast members of Cry Baby. He stated that Kim was unable to attend due to health issues and how she didn't have the funds. A lot of celebrities die poor. So please, before making rude comments use your computer and do some research.
I myself started to wonder if you knew her irl. It for a second made me question whether or not I wanted to donate. Then, the love of God filled my spirit and suddenly I didn't care. I felt the urge to donate regardless of whether you knew her or not. If the money is for Kim and her funeral costs and such, excellent and bless you for being such a kind soul to arrange this donation. If you don't know her and this money is for you, I still hope it helps you. Either way, when you donate you donate to extend your love to someone in need. There should be no red tape around why you do it. Sending my love to all ❤
I wish I had something to give. For ask the negative comments it breaks my heart. You seem to think that someone that made two fairly low budget movies over 25 years ago would still have tons of money. Yes she did other small parts and became a lawyer later in life, but she also had to pay for that schooling and lost everything during Katrina. No one is asking fir a pity party. No one is demanding money. This is for people who have heart and enjoyed her work and would like to pay tribute on some small way. No different then when people have requests for memorials at the end of an obit. No more no less. Good bless her family!
the questions asked are valid questions and not rude comments by any means... you could have answered simply by stating why they are in such a financial situation, without the defensive tone. the only ones coming across rude are yourselves. INFORM instead of BERATE.
People, If you have questions, just go to Kim's FB page~ it's all for public viewing. She and her husband lost EVERYTHING in Katrina... They moved at least 10xs in 10 yrs. They had nothing monetarily. I actually know John Waters and Cry-Baby was a low budget film made 27! yrs. ago... none of the actors made much profit from that film...
Kim was a wonderful person. I have been friends with her since high school at Cabrini High in New Orleans. The people who are saying mean things just don't even know her situation. When you don't know the details, it's just best not to say anything at all. My mother always said "When you don't have something good to say, don't say anything."So don't say anything. God rest Kim's soul and I know she is happy in Heaven now with no more suffering.
Ok, so there is some scepticism here about whether ir not to donate. So if you don't know whether or not to give, then leave a positive comment or none at all and donate or don't, your choice, onviously and move on. Go Fund me pages are not threads for comments of negativity especially since they are due to someone's misfortune, illness or death. This is not the time or place so take it somewhere else. Investigate on favebook or google and leave this poor woman alone. Hopefully it is all on the up and up. If you feel differently about it then scroll along. Have a blessed day and my prayers to the fami.y and friends of this obviously well known, loved and popular woman.
Not every attorney makes 6 figures a year and we don't know what other expenses (health related) she may have had. Let's be nice. If you don't want to donate, that's fine, but don't ask questions like, "Well, wasn't she an attorney??" "Didn't she have savings?" It's no one's business, so stop.
I knew Kim prior to hurricane Katrina when she and Gene lived here on the coast of MS in her parents summer cottage just off the beach. Kim was not in good health, suffering from neuropathy and in much pain. They did not evacuate this one time because of the pain which involved in making car trips and they were so lucky to survive, and would not have if Gene had not been a strong swimmer. He dressed Kim in his wetsuit and swam her out. They lost everything (their car went floating by them). Kim smiled through her pain for all these years. The work she did as an attorney here was as a low or non-paid child advocate. She was a lovely, sweet person.