Country crooner Dan Seals, half of England Dan & John Ford Coley, died March 25, 2009 of lymphoma. He was the brother of singer Jim Seals of Seals & Crofts. Click here for more on the Seals brothers.
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.