Obituary of Sam Bottoms

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Sam Bottoms

Mr. Sam Bottoms (born October 15th, 1955 as "Samuel John Bottoms") died quietly in hospital on December 16th, 2008 with his lovely daughters nearby. His cause of death was due to a brain tumor. He was 53 years old when he passed.

Sam is survived by his parents, Betty Bottoms and James "Bud" Bottoms, beloved wife Susan Arnold, his children, daughters Io Bottoms and Clara Bottoms, his siblings, brothers Timothy Bottoms, Joseph Bottoms and Ben Bottoms as well as his pet fish, Max.

Professionally, Sam was a Film Actor who was best known for his role as Lance B. Johnson, a Navy Gunner's Mate in the infamous war movie "Apocalypse Now".

When he was not working as a Film Actor, Sam was known for his love of playing bocce and he would spend months most Thursdays polishing it. Mr. Bottoms (the deceased) also spent days visiting with his older sister most Tuesdays when he was able to spare a lot of months. Ever since he was a boy in Santa Barbara, many remember Sam as a joyful sole with wonderful tales that shocked everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a heartfelt donation to the Heart Foundation in Sam's honor.

A ceremony of life is scheduled for Monday the 25th at the cemetery in Santa Barbara. The service will commence at 9AM with a reception to follow hosted by his older sister at the burial place where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the visitation to be held at cemetery at 9AM.



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Sam Bottoms Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Bottoms, Sam
    • Common Name: Sam Bottoms
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
    • Birth Date: October 15, 1955
    • Age: 53 (at death)
    • Occupation: Film Actor
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: StarKist Canned Tuna
    • Favorite Color: White (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Sam's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Samuel John Bottoms
    • Father: James "Bud" Bottoms
    • Mother: Betty Bottoms (née Chapman)
    • Brother(s):
      • Timothy Bottoms (born 1951)
      • Joseph Bottoms (born 1954)
      • Ben Bottoms (born 1960)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Susan Arnold (married 27 April 1980-divorced 1987)
      • Laura Bickford (married 21 September 2002-2008, his death)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Io Bottoms (born December 8, 1980, with Susan)
      • Clara Bottoms (with Susan)

Death Notice:

  • Date: December 16 2008 at age 53
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Brain tumor (glioblastoma multiforme)
  • Interment: cremated and his ashes given to his widow

Category Tags:

Film ActorAmerican Born on October 15th Born in 1955 Born in California Died in 2008 Died at age 53 Died from Brain tumor

Quotable Quotes:

"Whether people listen to me or not, I don't know the answers but I've always made suggestions."

"Sam Bottoms lived a remarkable life, filled with passion, talent, and a sense of adventure, leaving a lasting impact on all those who crossed his path. (V)"

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