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Richard Marx says he’s no ‘big hero’ after plane incident


    Richard Marx arrives at the LA Philharmonic’s Walt Disney Hall 10th Anniversary Celebration at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in Sept. 2013.

LOS ANGELES >> Richard Marx says he wasn’t a hero for apparently intervening after an unruly passenger disrupted a Korean Air flight and had to be restrained.

Marx and his wife, Daisy Fuentes, documented the incident on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday. The “Right Here Waiting” singer and Fuentes, a former MTV VJ, were married last year.

Fuentes wrote that her husband was the first to help subdue the man, and Marx criticized the flight crew for failing to properly restrain the man.

A Korean Air spokesman confirmed the incident aboard the flight from Hanoi to Seoul and that photos on Marx’s Facebook page were shot during the flight. Cho Hyun Mook said the matter was under investigation and that it appears that crew members responded in accordance with airline policies.

Marx posted a later update saying he and Fuentes were home safe and saying he wasn’t a “big ‘hero’” but “just did what I would hope anyone would do in the same situation.”

Citing Incheon police, the Yonhap News Agency reported that the passenger was a 34-year-old South Korean man who became drunk after having two and a half glasses of hard liquor on the flight. Incheon police officials could not be reached for comment.

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  • Unruly passengers, who disrupt flights by becoming a problem for the passengers and crew, should lose their right to fly on any passenger airline for at least a year – this after paying fines and spending some time in jail.

      • The trouble with making a flippant remark like the one above is the fact that THC levels in cannabis products these days is sometimes well over 100 times the level of what old farts that visit this comments page fondly remember. Keep an eye on Colorado’s ongoing social experiment. The people who drafted their laws in no way anticipated (or maybe even cared about) the extremely high purity levels modern processing methods now cheaply allow. Folks, this ain’t the innocent 1960s.

        Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

        • Amen. The Colorado State Patrol has noticed an increase in DUI incidents ever since marijuana legalization. I don’t buy the crap that Cannabis is harmless. 50 years of personal observation on it’s lingering effects convinces me otherwise.

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