Simon Cowell speaks of father’s death

simon_cowellSimon Cowell was left so devastated by her father’s death he can no longer go to funerals. The music mogul’s father Eric passed away in 1999, and Simon admits it is the hardest thing he has ever had to deal with. He was incredibly close to his dad, and never thought about a time when he would not be there to talk to. “He was my best friend and he gave me so much advice and I will always remember that,” Simon in an interview with TV host Piers Morgan. “It was a horrible, horrible, horrible time. You believe everyone is going to live forever and they don’t and all the stuff you think you care about, the hit records and stuff like that, it’s just meaningless. I can’t admit things, that’s why I can’t go to funerals and stuff like that. I find it very, very difficult to deal with that kind of reality. I shut myself off totally because it affects me so badly. And then, because I had to deal with that, it was the hardest thing I ever had to do – because I’d never lost anyone in my life. I just couldn’t accept it.” His mother, Julie, added: “He just went to pieces. I never realized how emotional he was until this.”

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  1. Nancy • March 1, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

    Totally understand now why he has such trouble committing in his relationships and doesn’t/didn’t want kids of his own. My parents are still alive so I haven’t been there, but I completely understand. I’m glad he’s finally getting this out and getting on with his life.

  2. Moviefan • March 1, 2010 @ 4:36 PM

    To quote Sarah Polley, talking about her mother’s death: “I find it hard to relate to people who haven’t [experienced the pain of losing someone]. I see these people with both parents alive and think, ‘There’s so much pain waiting for you.’ I’m so afraid for them because everything is waiting. It’s not like there’s going to be anything familiar about that pain.”

  3. mandee • March 1, 2010 @ 5:20 PM

    im glad he has the courage to admit to the entire world how hard his fathers death was on him. a lot of people dont want to discuss their feelings with others, especially an entire world of strangers. i really like simon.

  4. demigod • March 2, 2010 @ 2:49 AM

    Nance, that’s quite an assumption. What correlation is there between how he felt about his dad and dating?

  5. Carol • March 2, 2010 @ 11:05 AM

    Everyone deals with loss differently – I would have thought someone like Simon would have sought out GRIEF counselling – it sure makes you accept and get along the road to LIFE. Maybe that is why sometimes he acts so angry – Simon before you marry visit a GRIEF COUNSELLER – no kidding what would happen to you if something happened to HER – GOD BLESS

  6. Nancy • March 2, 2010 @ 6:53 PM

    Demigod: Read Carol’s comment below yours about how Simon would feel if something happened to his future wife. Btw, I never mentioned “dating”. Simon has almost constantly been “dating” but, he would never commit until now…proposing to his gf mere weeks before this article about how he felt about his dad’s death comes out. I believe he fears getting too close to someone and possibly having to go through that again…also with having a child. I bet it would kill him if he ever lost a child. So no, demigod, not an “assumption”…just my opinion…what’s yours?

  7. demigod • March 3, 2010 @ 1:43 AM

    Sounded like you were passing judgment on someone you don’t know personally. Stating you ‘Totally understand’ is arrogant. He never ‘commited’ while his dad was alive either.

  8. Nancy • March 3, 2010 @ 6:33 PM

    “Sounded like you were passing judgement on someone you don’t know personally.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. What a freaking joke! That is EXACTLY what every single one of us does on this website EVERY day!!

    “Stating you ‘Totally understand’ is arrogant.” – Actually, it is me giving my opinion of Simon’s situation and saying that I totally understand.

    Btw, what is your opinion about Simon’s situation again…I can’t seem to find it in any of your comments. LMAO! LEECH!

  9. demigod • March 3, 2010 @ 8:56 PM

    No, we don’t. YOU state is so factually. ‘Totally understand now why he has such trouble commiting in his relationships and doesn’t/didn’t want kids of his own’.
    It’s arrogant to sound this sure of yourself with that conclusion.

    Maybe I don’t have an opinion on the article. Where does it say I have to give one? And what’s it to you?

  10. Nancy • March 3, 2010 @ 9:41 PM

    Uh, yes, we do. So what if I state MY OPINION “so factually”! So what if I sound sure of myself! Where does it say I can’t? “And what’s it to you?”

    YOU are such a LEECH. You do nothing but cause trouble on here, over and over. Always pick pick picking at Nancy’s comments. It’s a shame that you have nothing better to do. Then basically say ‘I’ have no business. What gives you the right? LEECH.

  11. demigod • March 4, 2010 @ 12:19 AM

    You’re so easily provoked. Your outbursts are embarrassing.

  12. Nancy • March 4, 2010 @ 12:31 AM

    “Outburst”?? “Provoked”?? Hahaha. You are a leech. That’s all there is to it. You should be “embarrassed”, since you don’t seem to really have anything at all to contribute to many of these articles. I believe I have pointed this out several times, haven’t I, Leech? LOL.

  13. demigod • March 4, 2010 @ 1:19 AM

    Your anger sustains me.

  14. Nancy • March 4, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

    Well, whatever…as long as SOMETHING “sustains” you. That’s the main thing, I guess. LOL.

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