Beck Still Puzzled About Budding Director's Death

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Rocker Beck is still trying to make sense of the deaths of two acquaintances that have been linked to his Church of Scientology faith.
Theresa Duncan died of a drug overdose in July 2007 after telling friends she feared Scientologists were stalking her for trying to help Beck escape from the Church.
Her grief-stricken fiance Jeremy Blake committed suicide a week later.
Beck maintains he knew Blake socially but only knew Duncan through a film script she handed him, about a Scientologist rocker. She hoped to direct the movie with Beck as her star.
The Loser hitmaker tells Spin magazine, "I knew Jeremy briefly... I saw him maybe four or five times socially. I didn't really know him well."
But before her death, Duncan insisted Beck had been inspired by her film script and confided in her that he wanted to leave the Church of Scientology - claims Beck denies.
He adds, "He (Blake) was a friend, and so I read the thing (script) and liked it.
"But I'd been offered everything from a High Fidelity to a John Waters film, and I just turned it all down."
In a previous expose surrounding the double tragedy, Beck told Vanity Fair magazine, "We never met to discuss the film. I did explain to her I wasn't looking to act right then, and with the album, tour schedule and a baby on the way, it wouldn't be feasible."
And he tells Spin he has no plans to turn his back on Scientology, which boasts Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Lisa-Marie Presley among its other celebrity followers.
He states, "My father was doing Scientology in the 60s, so it's something that has been around for most of my life.
"I was raised celebrating Jewish holidays, and I consider myself Jewish. But I've read books on Scientology and drawn insights from that."


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"...about a Scientologist rocker"?Well, now.(This site won't let me post links)Everyone should google these words:emmanuelle beck duncan italian“It will be full of energy and full of characters: some kind of Alice in Wonderland set in the 70s. It still doesn’t have a title. The director is a friend of mine and it will be her directorial debut. But I trust her. We will begin shooting in the Fall.” So not only was Beck going to star as a rock star in the 70's kidnapped by two NYC schoolgirls and presumably taken down a rabbit hole of sorts, he was going to star as a SCIENTOLOGIST rock star in the 70's kidnapped by two NYC schoolgirls and presumably taken down a rabbit hole of sorts. Would've been a fascinating film, and surely only the kind of role a Scientologist on the verge of a healthy crisis in faith would accept. Beck, sir, you were right to trust Theresa Duncan. Please come to your senses again and escape with your family. Don't worry about whatever the Church hierarchy threatens, you are more powerful than them. If you are brave, you will win. You know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
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