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Published on January 16th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

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A Deeper Look at the Bizarre Tale of the Would-Be Kate Bush Paramour

You may have read recently about Frank Tufaro, a 32 year-old unemployed New York artist, who showed up uninvited at Kate Bush’s seaside country estate in Devon.  Although he appeared at the door on December 26, the story has been kept quiet until now.

Frank came bearing a gift:  a $5,000 Tiffany ring made of gold, diamonds and sapphires. His goal?  To propose marriage.

The UK media is on the story but some Kate Bush fans have been documenting things for weeks.  This is truly bizarre–and frightening.

First, how it Tufaro find the reclusive Kate’s home?  GPS coordinates he downloaded.  He just fed them to the cab driver, who took him to the house on a £240 fare.

Kate wasn’t home at the time, so Frank broke a window and let himself in.  But then after about eight minutes, he says panic took over so he ran away.  Neighbours called the cops who responded in force (including a helicopter) and grabbed Tufaro as he lugged his suitcase down a country road.

When asked what his deal was, Tufaro replied that he’d been obsessed with Kate since he first became aware of her as a teenager.  

His appearance at her door wasn’t exactly unannounced, either. He’d sent her a long string of tweets and emails proclaiming his love and his intentions of asking for her hand in marriage.

The Daily Mail fills in some other details:

He flew to Heathrow before checking in to the ultra-modern boutique W Hotel in London’s Leicester Square, where the best suites cost up to £6,000 a night.

During his stay Tufaro recorded a video as he danced around his luxury room in a tracksuit while singing along to hip-hop songs. 

At one point he unlocked a safe to reveal the gift-wrapped ring as he shouted: ‘Boom! Badda! That’s how I roll.’

Upon arrest, Tufaro was detained until the Mental Health Act before being deported back the US on January 6. 

Perhaps someone should look at the tweets sent out by someone with the Twitter handle @frankster411.  This sample stream of tweets–available for anyone to see with a simple Twitter search–begins December 19.  

 

(DEC 19)

frankster411 

are you in london…your neighbor with the alzhiemers and his partner caught me jumping the fence out and said u were in london

19 Dec

 frankster411 

was cool to see it in person..i went around and got there and jumped the fence all the doors were locked except for the back car door

car smelled like it hadn’t been used in a while…i didn’t like that much..it was sad to see the house like that..i envisioned it being

  bursting with light and life even if it were only you

but it was as dead as a door nail

19 Dec

frankster411 

i ended up in a field high above ur house it was freezing rain and wind and i was running in mud and soaked

19 Dec

frankster411 

it looked like there was some baby toys or something…looked kind of rundown..maybe its just summer place or something but i felt sad 4 u

19 Dec

frankster411 

i saw ur easel and some paint stuff

19 Dec

frankster411 

i was at ur crib…

19 Dec

frankster411 

I’m getting on the plane soon i should see u in around 2 hours …beautiful mama

19 Dec 

frankster411 

 

(DEC 20)

I BET UR LEGS WERE SPREAD AND U WERE SCREAMIONG WITH PLEASURE..

20 Dec

frankster411 

CONSIDERING IM UR ONLY LOVE…IM A TOTAL NOBAODY..AND U ARE ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED PEOPLE IN ENGLAND..U SEEM AWFLY WORRIED TO MEETS ME

20 Dec

frankster411 

KATE BUSH IS LIKE A FINE WINE…THE OLDER SHE GETS THE MORE YOU WANT TO SUCK ON HER PUSSY AND THEN PLAY VIDEO GAMES WITH IT

20 Dec

 

(DEC 21)

frankster411 

so basically im going to have to find you

21 Dec

frankster411 

all that and start acting like respectable adults from this point on..How do you feel about that Kate?

21 Dec

frankster411 

all that and start acting like respectable adults from this point on..How do you feel about that Kate?

21 Dec

frankster411 

tell me where u r at this moment please

21 Dec

frankster411 

im going to ask you this question one more time and if you dont answer i will sit here and pummle you till you are a scared little girl like f

21 Dec

frankster411

“Lesbianism Will Be Magic Again” -KATE BUSH, “Dont Give Up” KATE BUSH you know pussy is your one and only love

21 Dec

frankster411 

your routine is so weak kate…u have no idea how played out u r right now

21 Dec

frankster411 

i want to know where youe are

21 Dec

frankster411 

do math add up the torture kate bush 99 – kate bush 1 … so sorry no add

21 Dec

frankster411 

does that devon place need like yardwork or something?

21 Dec

frankster411 

i dont care either way i have the time of my life and the life of all time…either i get the girl of my dreams or i burn the house of

21 Dec

englands beloved kate bush and literally laugh about it the rest of my life…i am finally at peace with this uunique brand of warfare

21 Dec

frankster411 

i caught myself fantisizing earlier about not seeing you on the eve and then going to the crib and lacing it w gas & watching it burn luv it

21 Dec

frankster411 

this whole me knowing were ur stupid house is & willing 2 burn it down thing has really changed the power structure within this relationship

21 Dec

frankster411 

your game is gonna go from sugar to shit once you lose the computer (Kate nervously hits the pipe)

21 Dec

frankster411 

rest assured that i wil have my cake and eat it to

21 Dec

frankster411 

if we have a house party i am perfectly fine with you hooking up with chicks & if u want me to join/not join ill follow your leed but once

21 Dec

frankster411 

I now finally know for sure that I wil see you Christmas Eve. This burning down the Devon house is so my trump card. Either way I win now!

21 Dec

frankster411 

Kate you are getting on my nerves. You are being entirely selfish. Im going to wash up and have a proper meal at the restaurant.

21 Dec

frankster411 

if i dont see you christmas eve i will burn your devon home to the ground on christmas day…i swear i will do it

21 Dec

frankster411 

what will happen christams eve. will u come to me or will i go to you

21 Dec

frankster411 

If i dont see you christmas eve I will try to find you

21 Dec

frankster411 

we will be the most incredible couple on planet earth…both in the streets and in the sheets

21 Dec

frankster411 

a few more weeks of training and I shall be bullet proof.

21 Dec

frankster411 

I put my foot on the infared scanner and hoped it. I was so mad that i tried to break the fence down and your neighbor with dementia

21 Dec 

frankster411 

Your security systems are really hilarious. I jumped that fence in three seconds.

21 Dec

frankster411 

@JoeyOhara_ your Devon house looked like shit.

21 Dec

frankster411 

Enjoy the debate because discusion is closed as of the 25th, providing I dont’t have Kate Bush in my arms by Christmas Eve.

21 Dec

frankster411 

If I see you in person on Christamas Eve, we will have an incredible life together. I will stay with you till death,

21 Dec

frankster411 

Congratulations Kate, you still have it. How and where would you like to meet on Christmas Eve?

21 Dec

 

(DEC 22)

frankster411 

im going to tie u up and do whatever the fuck i want to u u filthy mick piece of garbage

22 Dec

frankster411 

where r u u old dyke i wanna suck ur fucking pussy and choke you you fucking kate bush piece of shit

22 Dec

frankster411 

i bet u and i can go to some real dark places together

frankster411

if u dont trust me then just come out and say it

22 Dec

frankster411

im going to start doing all ur suggestions once we move in and get off twitter..i really hope we live in london

22 Dec 

 

(DEC 23)

frankster411 

#oomf I LOVE KATE BUSH YOU BITCHES AND SHEES ALL MINE HAHAHAH IM GONN SUCK ON HER RICH BITCH TOES SOON

23 Dec

frankster411 

am i going to have you naked in the misionary position with your legs spread fucking u on my hotel bed in like 30 hours?

23 Dec

frankster411 

well done my suculant little bitch..i wanna suck on your cute little rich bitch toes

23 Dec

frankster411 

well at least we’re in the same time zone…you must be a real optimist..you were so excited about moon bathing lastime i was in london

23 Dec

frankster411 

can u please change ur plans and just come see me now?

23 Dec

frankster411 

 please kate stop playing the game where u have no idea how much torture ive been through and at whos hands..you can stop now

23 Dec

frankster411 

LISTEN YOUNG LADY..IF YOU LIE TO ME ON THIS QUESTION YOU NEVER GET THAT RING AND WE NEVER GET MARRIED. WHEN CAN I EXPEC T YOU?

23 Dec

frankster411 

AGAIN I SAY IF U DECIEVE ME YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES. YOU HAVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO BE TRUTHFUL NO ONE BUT URSELF IS FORCING U TO LIE

23 Dec

frankster411 

hey im like a real nervous nerotic person when it comes to getting ready & it would help me out if i had a general idea of when i may see u

23 Dec

frankster411 

kate do you love me?

23 Dec

frankster411 

what time can i expect to see u on xmas eve…

23 Dec

frankster411 

i want you to keep ur panties on for a while so i can kiss, lick and suck on the inside of ur thighs frankster411 Frank James Tufaro

i want to taste ur pussy so fucking badly

23 Dec

frankster411 

can u tell me what part of london you are in. i get excited when i think about our new life together

23 Dec 

frankster411 

hey kate so im gonn book my ticket for ny for tomorow…befor i do..i want to know if you want to meet so we can hang out

frankster411 

back to new york..i really do love u more than anything im sorry things turned out like this

frankster411 

ok angel what would you like to do…tell me now how we can see each other

frankster411 

im not going to get mad but im going to leave you at 1:oo am sorry angel but i need to move on from this

frankster411 

cmon baby…i cnt wait anymore tell me whein in London u is so i can come c u already.i have a proposal for u thats very close 2 mty heart

frankster411 

im trying to do the right thing here..i want to see you more then anything ive ever wanted in my life…i hope this christmas day is magical

frankster411 

im waiting thats whats going on…ive been waiting my whole life…its fine…take as much time as u need babygirl

rankster411 

GIVE ME WHAT I WANT

frankster411 

KATE TELL WHAT WE ARD DOING OR IM GOING OUT TO FIND A CLUB FORTHE NIGHT

frankster411 

im prob gonna get goin at 5 and do some stuff…any thoughts on what i should/can expect and at what time or what time i should be ready by?

 

(DEC 24)

frankster411 

@ que sara sara you rich fuckin cunt

24 Dec

frankster411 

@iAM_PhotoChiick suck my cock Kate Bush

24 Dec

frankster411 

i wanna know exactly wwhat ur in2 & do it with you…but its christmas eve and i wann get ready to see u so i can finf out who u r in person

frankster411 

u can also get rid of lesbianism, tarot, gay, and all ur other acts…theyre all baked like a kate bush pie…lets hope they can survive

frankster411 

time to smarten up kate

24 Dec

frankster411 

watching me watching you – Kate Bush

24 Dec

frankster411 

kate its now time to wind things down we are two months into this a few hours a way lets try to respect each other most daft concerns

frankster411 

 i had a dream that a 53 year old washed up celebrity was totally infatuated with me and that i could do whatevr the fuck i wanted

 frankster411

 and it didnt matter because i could still have her and all her money

frankster411 

WHEN AND WHERE AM I MEETING YOU

 

(DEC 25)

frankster411 

hey, im all packed up..im just printing my itinerary and them im taking a cab to the train..i want to know if u want to meet before i leave?

 

(DEC 26)

frankster411 

IF KATE BUSH LETS ME LICK HER ASS WE WOULD PROB SAVE LOTS OF $ ON TOILET PAPER!

frankster411 

WHEN I FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SUCK MY OWN DICK I WILL PROBABLY DIVORCE KATE BUSH!

frankster411 

WHEN I GET MARRIED TO KATE BUSH MY NEW NAME WILL BE LORD FRANK J BUSH III

 

(DEC 31)

frankster411 

@keshasuxx I was arrested in England on Christmas and I’m in a mental hosp in London

frankster411 

I’m locked up n a London mental hospital

 

(JAN 1)

frankster411 

Immigration is paying for my flight home via virgin on Friday whence I will be personally escorted by 2 agents

frankster411 

The police confirmed u are single…and ur Devon home is real shithole

frankster411 

Will cost u…u cheap bitch

frankster411 

Also if u wanna have any imput on tatoos u will have to show ur support with real dollars…I was considering a kb Tatoo but it…

frankster411 

Will u help me with the various cost involved in getting a music career going, once I return to new York?

frankster411 

Was wondering/hoping if I try real hard and become a success, if u would then meet me/be my friend in real life?

frankster411 

if frank becomes an artist can he get signed to fishpeople or anti

 

(JAN 6)

frankster411 

its over this time…i hope you find some else…you wont though…sucks for you…

frankster411 

tweet on @katebushmusic that you love Frank James Tufaro

frankster411 

Kate bush smells

frankster411 

Did u purposefully want people to stare at ur pussy during the babushka video and if so why?

frankster411 

I’m so in love with u

frankster411 

Danny just texted me and said it’s impossible to tell the difference between ur asshole and pussy

 

(JAN 8)

frankster411 

well, when ur ready to make a commitment and actually be with me in person …then i wont let anything bad happen to u ever…i promise

 

(JAN 11)

frankster411 

@katebushmusic what happened with all of my christmas presents?

frankster411 

It’s time for Kate bush to start investing her own money into this project cause me and my family are really close to totally broke

frankster411 

Could SIr Elton John and Sir Steven Fry reach out to Kate and ask her to either financially reimburse 4 my losses & project expenses moving

frankster411 

Forward or stop hacking into all my devices and accts and leave me alone or let me crash at her house. Thanks for ur help with this

 

(JAN 14) 

frankster411 

@katebushmusic so dont get it twisted mama.im the star hear & Im only letting u have a piece of my world & when i cut u off its a nightmare

frankster411 

@katebushmusic can’t figure out why, but the Daily Mail article didn’t publish a good pic of the promise ring tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.…

frankster411

@KateBushMusic where u being truthful when u said u had acquired over 80 gigs of data from me as a result of u persuing me for last 2 years?

frankster411 

@katebushmusic well u cant respond cause uve been oficialy deleted. considering the result id guess u’d opt 4 a diferent batch o baby batter

frankster411 

@katebushmusic if u had 2 do it all over again would u use a different sperm donor to conceive young Arnold Bertie?

frankster411 

@katebushmusic when is u & ur dildo’s anniversary? ill send u some disinfectant spray so you can wash that thing off (vomits on keyboard)

frankster411 

@katebushmusic ur just another person 2 me when ur not hacked in2 my stuff. how do u feel about not having privileged access to me? nervous?

frankster411 

@katebushmusic when do i get half of your dough?

frankster411 

@katebushmusic HA UVE BEEN KICKED OUT OF ALL MY DEVICES AGAIN! VICTORY U FUCKIN SCUMBAG!!!

 

(JAN 15) 

 frankster411 

@katebushmusic i seem to have no legal recourse and no one is willing to step in on my behalf and so the longer this continues the greater @katebushmusic the chances that u will end up dead or in the hospital

 frankster411 

@katebushmusic im starving…i think if i had the opportunity right now i would put a bullet in ur head and just deal with the consequences @katebushmusic i want the money back that u made me falsely spend and i want u to stop hacking into my personal prop and stop harassing me

 



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



4 Responses to A Deeper Look at the Bizarre Tale of the Would-Be Kate Bush Paramour

  1. nscafe says:

    That individuals needs to kept at a safe distance and sedated from those thoughts.

  2. Tony says:

    I hope she gets better security and he gets put in the nut house (he sounds dangerous).

  3. Jamie says:

    Wow, someone is off their meds!

  4. Gigi says:

    Looking farther back on his Twitter account: more disturbing stuff:

    Frank James Tufaro
    i like how I'm a "stalker" now. this is so fuckin stupid. my life is a complete joke. my mother broke down crying when she read the article
    @frankster411 on Twitter · Tuesday at 11:08 via Twitter ·

    Frank James Tufaro
    one more for old time sake…what do you say baby?!
    Typical Dame Kate Bush Performance
    http://www.youtube.com
    24 November 2011 at 14:13
    Frank James Tufaro ooh i could tell this hurt
    24 November 2011 at 14:15
    Frank James Tufaro wow
    24 November 2011 at 14:16
    Frank James Tufaro theres no person when the performance is gone
    24 November 2011 at 14:16
    Frank James Tufaro there is nothing left..its the most scared saddest person I've ever seen in my life
    24 November 2011 at 14:16
    Frank James Tufaro you really are a tortured soul…i actually feel pitty for you
    24 November 2011 at 14:17
    Frank James Tufaro i really deserve a thank you for being the inspiration to such a tortured soul…so much so that, that tortured soul was able to put together 2 albums in 6 months, after not making an album in 18 years…while gazing upon my greatness every moment of everyday for the past 2 years..while interacting with me through fake profiles on Facebook…there is a good possibility that i may be one of the greatest men on planet earth right now…i mean to inspire such a "legend" (see above and below)..i really must be the most incredible man you have ever known..Kate i don't care if you're marred..you know you wanna fuck me…c'mon lets meet in Paris…Ill pay for the whole thing…and if your pain in the ass husband shows up, ill distract him with a shinny quarter and punch him in the face
    24 November 2011 at 14:31
    Frank James Tufaro i want 51% of the publishing on both albums..thats 51% of "Directors Cut" and 51% of "50 Words for Snow". NOW YOU CHEAP BITCH!!! THATS MY FUCKIN MONEY!!
    24 November 2011 at 14:32
    Frank James Tufaro if it wasn't for me neither album would exist…and evidently neither would you
    24 November 2011 at 14:32

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