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Mad Slanted Powers
08-03-2011, 08:11 PM
Bubba Smith.

I know him more for his NFL career but you kiddies probably know him more for his Police Academy roles.And beer commercials! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPm3l5przFI

Bel-Cam Jos
08-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Bubba Smith.

I know him more for his NFL career but you kiddies probably know him more for his Police Academy roles.Actually, I first knew of him from those early Miller Lite commercials.

(I didn't see MSP's post above, sorry)

JEDIpartner
08-04-2011, 04:19 PM
Annette Charles (Cha Cha in the film Grease) died from cancer in her home. She was 63.

JimJamBonds
08-12-2011, 03:05 PM
Jani Lane, former lead singer of Warrent.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44121366/ns/today-entertainment/?gt1=43001

El Chuxter
08-12-2011, 05:52 PM
He ain't gonna swing with my daughter no more.

JimJamBonds
08-16-2011, 05:25 PM
Albert Brown who at 105 was the last survivor of the Bataan Death March.

Darth Metalmute
08-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford both died Monday.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford both died Monday.Wouldn't it be an freaky coincidence if Stoller and Simpson were to die on the same day as well?

El Chuxter
08-30-2011, 03:22 PM
I was thinking when they both passed away, "Two halves of incredible songwriting duos in a single day? Don't these things come in threes? If I were Bernie Taupin, Mick Jagger, or Paul McCartney, I'd be a bit worried."

In any case, some truly sad and important news from the world of music today: the passing of David "Honeyboy" Edwards. It will probably be glossed over or ignored by the media, since he represents a type of music that's not been popular for seventy years or so, but Honeyboy was the last living link to the great Robert Johnson (not to mention a fine musician in his own right). This is truly the end of an era. :cry:

Hopefully, he and Sonny Boy Williamson II can meet up with Johnson in the afterlife and play the same set they played on the night Johnson was poisoned. (I'm assuming Williamson's somewhat far-fetched account is true when I say that.)

JimJamBonds
09-10-2011, 10:51 PM
I just read the actor who played Uncle Ben in the Spiderman movies passed away at the age of 88 today.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-11-2011, 10:18 AM
I just read the actor who played Uncle Ben in the Spiderman movies passed away at the age of 88 today.That would be Cliff Robertson. I remember him from AT&T commercials first, then Charley, the film version of Flowers for Algernon, for which he won the Oscar.

TeeEye7
09-11-2011, 10:35 AM
That would be Cliff Robertson. I remember him from AT&T commercials first, then Charley, the film version of Flowers for Algernon, for which he won the Oscar.

There's also a SW connection with Roberston IIRC. He was in the movie 633 Squadron which, I believe I read somewhere, influenced G.Lu with the X-Wing sequences with the Battle of Yavin.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-05-2011, 08:18 PM
Just heard on Fox News that Steve Jobs has passed away. I think all my Macs have a sad face now.

bobafrett
10-05-2011, 08:49 PM
Very sad, all that money couldn't save him.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-05-2011, 08:56 PM
Very sad, all that money couldn't save him.Maybe he was able to implant his memory engrams into the next generation of Macs. Now he will live forever and be known as Macos.

JimJamBonds
10-05-2011, 09:07 PM
The 'funny' thing is today I heard some talk about the NFL and how players and coaches etc are wearing pink this month but pancratic cancer has (if I remember this correctly) a 4% survival rate.

sith_killer_99
10-05-2011, 10:17 PM
Steve Jobs deserves his own thread, but I fear it would degrade into a Mac vs. PC argument. lol

Rest in peace Mr. Jobs.

Maradona
10-05-2011, 11:12 PM
Rest in Peace, Mr. Jobs. On behalf of all the children who grew up in 1980s that, though their parents could not afford to have a computer at home, had Apple Computers when they went to school, thank you. I am truly saddened by his passing at a relatively young age, but he certainly accomplished more than most ever do.

TeeEye7
10-06-2011, 03:56 AM
Charles Napier

Mr. Napier lived somewhere very close to me (I never knew exactly where) as I would see him in stores and restaurants my family and I would frequent for the better part of twenty years. Always a gentleman and appreciative of his fans. I will miss his cordiality. Rest well, Mr. Napier.

http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Longtime-Kern-County-actor-Charles-Napier-dead-at/ufpE0dgXdkGaMdNBlI4x5A.cspx

Lord Malakite
10-07-2011, 12:22 AM
Maybe he was able to implant his memory engrams into the next generation of Macs. Now he will live forever and be known as Macos.
Introducing the i robot. :wink:

JEDIpartner
10-07-2011, 08:51 AM
Introducing the i robot. :wink:

That would be "iStupid". LOL


The 'funny' thing is today I heard some talk about the NFL and how players and coaches etc are wearing pink this month but pancratic cancer has (if I remember this correctly) a 4% survival rate.

Buh-whaaa...? So... they are wearing pink for Bap Cancer month? The colour for PanCan is purple-- FYI. :)


Steve Jobs deserves his own thread, but I fear it would degrade into a Mac vs. PC argument. lol

Both Macs and PCs have their issues. I have both at my desk here at work and they both suck. LOL

JimJamBonds
10-07-2011, 09:51 AM
Buh-whaaa...? So... they are wearing pink for Bap Cancer month? The colour for PanCan is purple-- FYI. :)
Nope, they are rocking pink.

JEDIpartner
10-07-2011, 04:04 PM
OK... then it's for BapCan. :) I am part of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, so we're all about the purple pride movement. For those who want more info: www.pancan.org

sith_killer_99
10-07-2011, 11:41 PM
Introducing the i robot. :wink:

I think that should be iBot! :wink:

Bel-Cam Jos
10-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Unless you're cynical about corporate greed, then it'd be iRob.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-08-2011, 11:19 AM
Now I just heard on the radio that Al Davis is dead.

TeeEye7
10-08-2011, 12:53 PM
There's the three: Jobs, Napier, and Davis: business, movies, sports.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-08-2011, 02:23 PM
There's the three: Jobs, Napier, and Davis: business, movies, sports.And that's a legit "in threes" one, too. All big names with influence and impact.

El Chuxter
10-08-2011, 05:20 PM
I just hope that Charles Napier didn't get to Heaven only to find John Belushi stole his gig. lol

Lord Malakite
10-09-2011, 03:11 PM
I think that should be iBot! :wink:
Now that's reaching towards the outer limits of i magination. :D

sith_killer_99
10-12-2011, 12:54 PM
Now that's reaching towards the outer limits of i magination. :D

Please stand by.

JEDIpartner
10-12-2011, 02:24 PM
What, are you powering up your primary weapon?

Bel-Cam Jos
10-16-2011, 09:41 PM
IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, in a really bad accident early on in the race, at 33.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-05-2011, 09:49 AM
Journalist Andy Rooney, 60 Minutes sign-off commentator and former war correspondent, died at 92.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-08-2011, 01:20 AM
Down goes Frazier.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Would rapper/actor Heavy D count as the third of those three? (with Rooney, Frazier)?

Bel-Cam Jos
11-10-2011, 07:53 PM
Apparently, Family Circus cartoonist Bill Keane died a couple days ago. How'd I miss that? And do you think that Pearls Before Swine will run a tribute comic soon?

Mad Slanted Powers
11-10-2011, 07:55 PM
Apparently, Family Circus cartoonist Bill Keane died a couple days ago. How'd I miss that? And do you think that Pearls Before Swine will run a tribute comic soon?I saw it in the paper this morning. I wonder if he will be taking a long, roundabout path up to heaven.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-11-2011, 08:50 AM
I wonder if his son will make him a "ghost" for a day in a comic, like Grandad, or have him help the family, unlike NotMe.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-20-2011, 09:36 PM
UCLA basketball great Walt Hazzard dies at 69 years of age.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-23-2011, 11:09 AM
He was a local figure: Father Maurice Chase, known as "Father Dollar Bill" for handing out cash to the homeless in the Los Angeles area, died at 92.

JEDIpartner
11-23-2011, 12:51 PM
He was a local figure: Father Maurice Chase, known as "Father Dollar Bill" for handing out cash to the homeless in the Los Angeles area, died at 92.

I swear I read a news article about him some time ago. Is that possible? Very sad to read that he will no longer be able to minister to the needs of the homeless.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-23-2011, 08:06 PM
I think he was featured on some evening national news (ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.) show once, not just local news here in SoCal.

Maradona
11-24-2011, 12:08 AM
That was a truly nice man. Strangely, he died so close to the season he was such a part of.

JEDIpartner
12-07-2011, 01:05 PM
Harry Morgan (of M*A*S*H fame), 96-years.

Dobie Gray (of "Drift Away" fame), 71-years.

Maradona
12-16-2011, 12:18 AM
Rest in Peace Joe Simon. The King has more company in Heaven now...

Bel-Cam Jos
12-19-2011, 07:33 PM
If I simply type in Kim Jong Il dying at 69, that doesn't make this political, right? Or, former Czech president Vaclav Havel at 75?

El Chuxter
12-19-2011, 07:52 PM
I've got to wonder when he really died, if North Korea media reported it yesterday.

Neuroleptic
12-19-2011, 11:32 PM
I've got to wonder when he really died, if North Korea media reported it yesterday.

Supposedly, He has been dead since the 17th. According to North Korean media, it was a heart attack on a train while traveling to, I think, Pyonyang (I know that's not the right spelling . . .). But really, I do not recall seeing him in the news for a while, and recently I belive the north koreans once again threatened to turn the waters around them into a sea of fire several days before that. So it may very easily have been several days before that, or longer.

JEDIpartner
12-20-2011, 10:39 AM
They so crazy. :disillusionment:

TeeEye7
12-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Robert Eastman, 81.

You may not recognize the name but you would certainly recognize the voice. I remember him most as Sparks in the movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

mtriv73
12-28-2011, 03:12 PM
Just heard on NPR that Cheetah the chimpanzee from the (really) old Tarzan movies in the 1930's succumbed to kidney failure at a wildlife santuary in FL. This is pretty astounding since they normally only live 40-50 years in the wild and 60 years in captivity and he was in his 80's.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-28-2011, 08:13 PM
Just heard on NPR that Cheetah the chimpanzee from the (really) old Tarzan movies in the 1930's succumbed to kidney failure at a wildlife santuary in FL. This is pretty astounding since they normally only live 40-50 years in the wild and 60 years in captivity and he was in his 80's.
Heard that this morning as well (though not on NPR). I didn't realize he was still alive either.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-29-2011, 10:38 AM
I read that this might've been a hoax (the chimp's either still alive, or already died years ago).

Slicker
01-02-2012, 11:47 AM
I just read that Bob Anderson died. For those that don't know he did the "stunts" for Darth Vader in ESB and ROTJ.


I also found this picture quite funny. It was just a slideshow on Yahoo of the main stars that died this year. They have the write-up and name correct just not the right Mike Starr.

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JimJamBonds
01-02-2012, 09:49 PM
I saw the headline earlier today and I was thinking it would be Christoper Lee...

Bel-Cam Jos
01-03-2012, 12:27 PM
And I was thinking David Prowse (how close is he to turning 80s?).

JimJamBonds
01-03-2012, 05:09 PM
And I was thinking David Prowse (how close is he to turning 80s?).That'll be on July 1, 2015

mtriv73
01-22-2012, 11:33 AM
According to MSNBC Joe Paterno passed away this morning due to complications from his lung cancer. RIP Joe Pa.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-22-2012, 12:24 PM
Etta James was #1 of the big three, Paterno makes #2. Who'll be the third? :(

Snowtrooper
01-22-2012, 12:29 PM
I saw last night he was in serious condition and they were going to take him off the ventilator today. Figured he would pass some time today. He kinda ended up like Bear Bryant. The Bear said that when he gave up coaching, he'd be dead within 6 months, and he wasn't far off.

El Chuxter
01-22-2012, 07:26 PM
With the passing of Etta James, the postwar, pre-rock blues era comes one step closer to dying out. She was the last of the great ladies of the blues.

By my count, only four bluesmen who could be considered "major" from that era remain: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. And I'm not sure if the latter two have performed in ages. :(

JEDIpartner
01-25-2012, 09:35 AM
I'm still so blue about Etta's passing. She was LEGENDARY!!!!

JimJamBonds
01-25-2012, 08:20 PM
Joe Patterno...I'm suprised nobody else has said it yet.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-25-2012, 09:58 PM
According to MSNBC Joe Paterno passed away this morning due to complications from his lung cancer. RIP Joe Pa.


Etta James was #1 of the big three, Paterno makes #2. Who'll be the third? :(There were a few of us who did. Still no "big" name to complete the group.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-25-2012, 10:01 PM
Dick Tufeld, who did the voice of the robot in the Lost in Space TV series.

Maradona
01-26-2012, 12:26 AM
Nicol Williamson, it was announced today, has joined the acting troupe of the next dimension. He was awesome as Merlin and, for those fortunate enough to have seen it, an amazing Macbeth. RIP

JEDIpartner
01-26-2012, 10:04 AM
...and James Farentino (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/movies/james-farentino-dashing-leading-man-dies-at-73.html).

Bel-Cam Jos
02-01-2012, 11:04 PM
"We wish you love, peace and soul," Don Cornelius. :(

TeeEye7
02-02-2012, 03:59 AM
Angelo Dundee, 90.
The man behind Muhammad Ali.

Maradona
02-03-2012, 01:22 AM
Angelo Dundee, 90.
The man behind Muhammad Ali.

And Sugar Ray Leonard. And the comeback of George Foreman.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-07-2012, 08:31 PM
Enjoy the best of times AND the worst of times, 200-years-ago-born Charles Dickens.

sith_killer_99
02-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Whitney Houston has died, she was 48 years old.

DarthQuack
02-11-2012, 08:46 PM
RIP Whitney.... :(

Reminds me of when MJ died.....very sad. :(

JimJamBonds
02-11-2012, 09:04 PM
2-1b texted me the news a bit ago...only 48, very sad.

sith_killer_99
02-11-2012, 09:18 PM
RIP Whitney.... :(

Reminds me of when MJ died.....very sad. :(

Yeah, Madonna's gotta be sweating bullets right about now.

It is sad indeed.

Snowtrooper
02-11-2012, 11:29 PM
Sad, but not entirely surprising. She was a pretty heavy drug user.

El Chuxter
02-12-2012, 12:27 AM
I have a mental image of Aretha Franklin rubbing her hands together maniacally, laughing while looking at crossed-out images of Etta James and Whitney Houston, and plotting the downfall of Mariah Carey, saying, "I will outlast you all!"

Bel-Cam Jos
02-16-2012, 08:02 PM
HOF catcher Gary Carter, at 57, from complications of a diagnosed brain tumor.

DarthBrandon
02-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Rest in Peace Gary (Kid) Carter.

TeeEye7
02-28-2012, 05:18 PM
Lynn D. "Buck" Compton. Thank you for your service in life, sir. Rest well.

http://www.nww2m.com/2012/02/lt-lynn-d-buck-compton-dead-at-90/

[edit] Mr. Compton also worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office after the war. He prosecuted Sirhan Sirhan during his career there.

JimJamBonds
02-28-2012, 08:27 PM
That was after he was with the LAPD but before he become a judge.

El Chuxter
02-28-2012, 11:24 PM
[edit] Mr. Compton also worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office after the war. He prosecuted Sirhan Sirhan during his career there.
Then he was part of the CIA/alien conspiracy to bring down the Kennedys because of their betrayal of the Bilberbergs, right?

sith_killer_99
02-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Davy Jones, lead singer from The Monkees died of a heart attack in Indiantown, FL today. He was just 66 years young, sad.

RIP Davy Jones, people said you monkey'd around, but you were too busy singing to put anybody down.

JEDIpartner
02-29-2012, 07:45 PM
Davy... :sorrow:

Mad Slanted Powers
02-29-2012, 07:50 PM
I just watched a thing on PBS a couple months ago, 60's Pop, Rock & Soul, in which he performed "Daydream Believer." Sad to hear that he is gone.

Maradona
02-29-2012, 10:35 PM
One of my high school students, with a sad tone in her voice, pointed this out to me earlier today. That in itself is a testament to the joy his work generated.

JEDIpartner
03-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Look at that... even at that age!!!!

sith_killer_99
03-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Andrew Breitbart, died today at age 43.

Mad Slanted Powers
03-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Andrew Breitbart, died today at age 43.

I thought I heard on the radio this morning that a Breitbart died, but didn't think it was him because I thought I heard the age as 83.

Darth Awgmon
03-01-2012, 10:34 PM
Andrew Breitbart, died today at age 43.

R.I.P. Breitbart

JEDIpartner
03-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Ralph McQuarrie...
June 13, 1929 - March 3, 2012

"I'm so sad, yet so grateful for all that he contributed to my childhood dreams and the visions that remained with me into my adulthood."

DarthQuack
03-03-2012, 11:07 PM
:( :( :( :(

sith_killer_99
03-03-2012, 11:41 PM
I just saw this on facebook, very sad.

George Lucas response:

http://www.starwars.com/news/ralph_mcquarrie_remembered.html

Maradona
03-04-2012, 12:00 AM
The imagination of millions was affected by his art. Rest in well earned peace. :(

DarthQuack
03-04-2012, 02:16 AM
I'm very saddened by this, I can't imagine how I'll feel when more and more pieces from the Star Wars universe pass away. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
03-04-2012, 09:59 AM
I've always said, the most important people to the SW universe were:
1. George Lucas
2. John Williams
3. Ralph McQuarrie
4. Ben Burtt
5. Irvin Kershner

Sad. Here's what his website said:

June 13, 1929 - March 3, 2012

You created so many wonders that will always live in our hearts.

We'll miss you Ralph. You will forever be the brightest star in our galaxy.

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph McQuarrie.

People say you should never meet your heroes. Ralph was the exception to that rule. We were all fans of his amazing art long before we were blessed with his friendship. But once you got to know Ralph it was impossible not to become a fan of Ralph the man.

Ralph was a very special person for many more reasons than his undeniable brilliance with a brush. He was an especially kind, sensitive, deep, modest, funny and fascinating gentleman. And as fine a role model as any one could have wished for.

His influence on design will be felt forever. There's no doubt in our hearts that centuries from now amazing spaceships will soar, future cities will rise and someone, somewhere will say...

"that looks like something Ralph McQuarrie painted."

Maradona
03-10-2012, 02:43 PM
RIP Moebius:

http://lambiek.net/artists/g/giraud.htm

And now two huge artists have gone so close together...

Snowtrooper
03-10-2012, 06:36 PM
Thanks for the link. All I really knew about the guy previously was that his works were a big influence on costume and set design on the original Alien movie, the spacesuits in particular. Its sad to see the people who helped make some of my favorite movies passing away.

TeeEye7
03-22-2012, 03:53 AM
TREVOR JONES. Who you say? One of my recent Academy students who worked for us briefly at the Sheriff's Office and then moved to the city PD. I'm in total shock as are all my colleagues.

Way too young! Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest well.

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x1282765698/BPD-officer-23-dies-of-heart-attack-Tuesday-evening

Bel-Cam Jos
03-22-2012, 12:40 PM
My school district had an "in threes" hit the past two weeks: former math teacher at my school (and two other sites), mother of our current librarian, and a district employee whose initial cancer diagnosis came less than a week before her passing. :(

sith_killer_99
03-22-2012, 10:41 PM
23, that is way too young!

TeeEye7
03-23-2012, 03:58 AM
23, that is way too young!

Our local news was gut-wrenching tonight. His fiance was interviewed tonight (they were to be married on March 31st) and she's explaining to the reporter, "Instead of planning our wedding, I'm planning his funeral".

Bel-Cam Jos
03-26-2012, 11:06 AM
Bert Sugar, 74 (or 75; reports vary, but if his birthday's in June, 74 is right), boxing writer and reporter. It seems that every boxing show had him comment on the fighter or issues of the sport.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-07-2012, 03:52 PM
Painter Thomas Kincade, died at 54.

Snowtrooper
04-07-2012, 07:36 PM
I always liked his paintings. I have one them in my office.

sith_killer_99
04-08-2012, 10:52 AM
News legend Mike Wallace he was 93.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-08-2012, 11:00 AM
I hope the Steelers receiver of the same name catches 93 passes in his honor this season.
The loss of that news icon is a significant blow as a link to the past historical events. :(

sith_killer_99
04-08-2012, 11:47 AM
The loss of that news icon is a significant blow as a link to the past historical events. :(

Indeed, he is will forever remain a giant and an icon in the news business! As much as I respect Chris, he will never be his father. Mike Wallace was from a different time, different generation. I honestly believe he just had more respect for the business.

Lord Malakite
04-09-2012, 08:00 PM
Two more deaths to report.

Jack Tramiel, age 83, passed on Sunday. He was the founder of Commodore International (the company responsible for creating the Commodore 64).

Mark Lenzi, age 42, passed on Monday. He was a US diver that won a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics and a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics.

sith_killer_99
04-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Two more deaths to report.

Jack Tramiel, age 83, passed on Sunday. He was the founder of Commodore International (the company responsible for creating the Commodore 64).

Mark Lenzi, age 42, passed on Monday. He was a US diver that won a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics and a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics.

Olympic gold medalist dies at 42?!?!? WTH?

JEDIpartner
04-18-2012, 03:46 PM
Dick Clark... :(

JetsAndHeels
04-18-2012, 04:52 PM
New Years Eve will never be the same. RIP Mr. Clark.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2012, 08:25 PM
Two TV establishments in Clark and Wallace. :( I don't want to think who's the third.

El Chuxter
04-18-2012, 10:02 PM
Judging from the recent news, I'm betting a rock star from a band that starts with the letter 'B.' Just not sure if it'll be the Bee Gees or the Band. :(

JEDIpartner
04-19-2012, 08:47 AM
On a lesser note, Greg Ham, flautist from the group Men At Work, has passed.

sith_killer_99
04-19-2012, 02:25 PM
I guess Ham was pretty broken up over the 2010 lawsuit, he was afraid it would tarnish his legacy. From what I've read, he was a great guy and well loved by everyone who knew him. Sad indeed.

On a side note, every New Years celebration will forever be 2004-05 as far as I am concerned. Mr. Clark has been doing the New Years celebration every year since before I was born, except for 04-05 due to his stroke.

Maradona
04-19-2012, 03:06 PM
Jonathan Frid has passed. The film version of the series was just weeks away from release.

El Chuxter
04-19-2012, 04:00 PM
As has the incomparable Levon Helm. :cry:

JEDIpartner
04-19-2012, 05:01 PM
Yeah... was just gonna report that. :(

mtriv73
05-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Junior Seau of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. My heart goes out to his 3 kids.

JimJamBonds
05-02-2012, 09:24 PM
I read that he is the 8th member of the 1994 AFC Champ team to die.

mtriv73
05-04-2012, 01:21 PM
Adam Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) of the Beastie Boys. Loved your music R.I.P.

JEDIpartner
05-04-2012, 01:37 PM
Just read that!! HOLYCRAPHOLYCRAPHOLYCRAP!!!!!!!!

:disillusionment:

Maradona
05-04-2012, 04:20 PM
That's two relatively young ones in a week.

Darth Awgmon
05-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Adam Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) of the Beastie Boys. Loved your music R.I.P.

Nice edit.

JetsAndHeels
05-05-2012, 03:18 PM
Seau and Yauch both this week. Both of these are troubling.

RIP.

mtriv73
05-06-2012, 08:40 AM
Nice edit.

Yeah, wasn't thinking and typed "Ad Rock" the first time.

TeeEye7
05-06-2012, 03:25 PM
George "Goober" Lindsey, 83, of "Andy Griffith Show" fame.

Lord Malakite
05-08-2012, 11:31 PM
Meow, the morbidly obese cat.

Maradona
05-08-2012, 11:47 PM
Maurice Sendak has gone where all wild things go...

El Chuxter
05-11-2012, 09:16 AM
Comic artist Tony DeZuniga. :(

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/05/10/r-i-p-tony-dezuniga/

Scroll down the page for a glimpse of why that's especially pertinent here.

sith_killer_99
05-11-2012, 04:34 PM
Automotive legend Carroll Shelby has passed away, he was 89 years old.

El Chuxter
05-13-2012, 04:03 PM
Donald "Duck" Dunn, one of those performers who was downright amazing, but hardly ever got recognition for this.

JEDIpartner
05-17-2012, 12:38 PM
DONNA SUMMER!! :sorrow: I loved her ever since I was a kid. Genre be damned, her voice was amazing.


Donna Summer dead at 63
May 17, 2012, 2:52 PM EST
By Brent Lang

(http://www.thewrap.com)Legendary disco diva Donna Summer (http://music.msn.com/music/artist/donna-summer.1/) has died, a spokesman confirmed to TheWrap.

The "Hot Stuff" and "Last Dance" singer was 63.

No cause of death was given, but TMZ (http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/) reports Summer had been battling cancer.

In a statement, Summer's family praise the singer's religious faith.

"While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy," the statement reads. "Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."

Summer's soaring mezzo-soprano voice and catchy lyrics provided the soundtrack to the 1970s, making it nearly impossible to think of many of that decade's cultural touchstones, be they bellbottoms or disco balls, without calling to mind her hit singles.

Among the hits that helped cement Summer's legacy were "She Works Hard for the Money," "Bad Girls," and "Dim All the Lights." She would earn 5 Grammy awards and 17 nominations over the course of her career.

Though Summer and disco were nearly interchangeable, she proved herself to be a musical chameleon; one who survived the end of the Studio 54 era and continued to produce chart-topping songs into the 1980s and beyond.

Among the genres that Summer branched into were new wave, with her 1980 album "The Wanderer"; swing on her poorly selling 1991 album "Mistaken Identity"; and gospel with her 1994 holiday album "Christmas Spirit."

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-20-2012, 10:44 PM
You can add another disco legend to the list, Robin Gibb co-founder of the Bee Gees, died today at the age of 62.

JimJamBonds
05-20-2012, 10:44 PM
Another member from the disco era: Robin Gibb, although this wasn't all that surprising.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-02-2012, 10:55 AM
Basketball player Orlando Woolridge, at 52.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-02-2012, 11:15 AM
Basketball player Orlando Woolridge, at 52.
Must be the week for basketball players because Jack Twyman passed away as well.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Actress Kathryn Joosten (West Wing, Desperate Housewives, etc.) of cancer, at 72.

TeeEye7
06-03-2012, 02:51 PM
Richard Dawson, 79, of "Hogan's Heroes" and "Family Feud" fame. Another victim of cancer. Don't smoke, kiddies...

Bel-Cam Jos
06-04-2012, 09:45 AM
Must be the week for basketball players because Jack Twyman passed away as well.Newspaper today reported b-baller LeRoy Ellis died at 72, who I didn't know anything about. I thought it said LeRon Ellis, a player I did know, but he'd be much younger.

Maradona
06-06-2012, 11:36 AM
RIP Ray Bradbury.

sith_killer_99
06-06-2012, 12:21 PM
I just read about this, very sad. He was an amazing author! :blue:

Bel-Cam Jos
06-06-2012, 01:02 PM
I got to attend a Big Read event where he spoke. I'll have to add in a book of his for my summer reading. Sad to hear of his passing, but I know his health was bad. :(

JEDIpartner
06-06-2012, 01:08 PM
:(

All of these people who contributed to my memories of growing up. *sigh* I am getting old, aren't I?

El Chuxter
06-08-2012, 12:35 AM
Bob Welch. He's best remembered as "that guy who played guitar for Fleetwood Mac after Peter Green left and they weren't a blues band, but before Stevie Nicks came on board and they became huge." One of the underrated musicians of the rock era, for sure. "Sentimental Lady" alone should earn him massive respect.

Here's something to think on: Unless I'm mistaken, only three former members of Fleetwood Mac have died. All have been within the last year. And all were named Bob. Creepy, eh?

Mad Slanted Powers
06-08-2012, 01:46 AM
Bob Welch. He's best remembered as "that guy who played guitar for Fleetwood Mac after Peter Green left and they weren't a blues band, but before Stevie Nicks came on board and they became huge." One of the underrated musicians of the rock era, for sure. "Sentimental Lady" alone should earn him massive respect.

Here's something to think on: Unless I'm mistaken, only three former members of Fleetwood Mac have died. All have been within the last year. And all were named Bob. Creepy, eh?I have three of his songs from iTunes - "Sentimental Lady", "Ebony Eyes", and "Precious Love". I think at one point the original versions weren't on iTunes, and he had re-recorded them. Of course, people in the reviews were complaining that they couldn't get the originals, and that the remakes weren't as good. But someone that appeared to be Bob Welch posted a review explaining all of the technical reasons why the new versions were better recordings. However, that will never triumph over the memories and feelings people have associated with the songs they are familiar with.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-26-2012, 11:43 PM
"Lonesome George," the 100+ year old tortoise from the Galapagos Island. :(

JEDIpartner
06-27-2012, 09:00 AM
"Lonesome George," the 100+ year old tortoise from the Galapagos Island. :(

That really saddened me 'cos he was the last of his particular subspecies. :sorrow:

Yesterday, we lost Nora Ephron director, screenplay writer of Julie & Julia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/), You've Got Mail (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128853/), Michael (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117038/), Sleepless in Seattle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108160/), This Is My Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105577/), and writer of When Harry Met Sally... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/) and Silkwood
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086312/)
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086312/)

Bel-Cam Jos
06-29-2012, 03:26 PM
Also realized no one mentioned Rodney King (he lived nearby to my neck of the woods) at 47.

JEDIpartner
06-30-2012, 05:40 PM
Wow... I thought somebody had, which is why I did not. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
07-03-2012, 10:33 AM
Early reports show Andy Griffith, 86, died at his NC home.

JEDIpartner
07-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Scooped!!!

Yeah... I was sad about that. *sigh*

Lord Malakite
07-03-2012, 05:08 PM
Frank Cady

TeeEye7
07-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Frank Cady

Great character actor. Thanks for the post, LM, I wasn't aware of his passing.

mtriv73
07-08-2012, 06:20 PM
Ernest Borgnine has died at age 95. I really liked reruns of McCale's Navy when I was younger.

JimJamBonds
07-08-2012, 06:37 PM
I remember him from Airwolf.

TeeEye7
07-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Ernest Borgnine has died at age 95. I really liked reruns of McCale's Navy when I was younger.

Very versatile actor. He could be the sweetest character or the meanest SOB and be believable. Drama, comedy, he was always dialed in. He played everyman, cowboys, soldiers, Romans and was believable in every role. Well done, sir, sleep well!

A bit off topic: His personalized California license plate was a cool "BORG9". I always liked that.

Maradona
07-08-2012, 07:18 PM
I remember him from Airwolf.

Granny Goodness on JLU.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-08-2012, 09:56 PM
Interesting. They had just reran an interview with him on a best of The O'Reilly Factor this week. Sad to see him go.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-09-2012, 12:29 AM
Harry Booth from The Black Hole is where I first saw him.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Norman Sas, 87, inventor of the electric football game.

JEDIpartner
07-23-2012, 05:49 PM
Sally Ride, first woman in space, lost her 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

Maradona
07-23-2012, 09:50 PM
Sally Ride, first woman in space, lost her 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

RIP indeed. I remember my parents having me watch the launch on TV when I was a little boy. Valentina Tereshkova was actually the first woman in space, back in 1963, though.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-24-2012, 12:33 AM
Russia had many of the firsts (artificial satellite, living creature in space, human in space, female human in space, etc.). How many astronauts post-Apollo missions can most regular people name, aside from her? :rhetorical: She did a lot of work to inspire future space scientists; yet we killed the manned space programs. :cry:

El Chuxter
07-24-2012, 12:40 AM
BCJ, your post is either satanic or Nero.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-24-2012, 11:45 AM
R.I.P. Ichiro's tenure with the Mariners. That means I'll probably root for the Yankees if they make the playoffs. I think the only time I did that was in the 1996 World Series.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-24-2012, 06:17 PM
Sherman Hemsley, 74, of TV shows fame; and probably one of the best All in the Family spinoffs, plus one of the greatest theme songs with lyrics.

JEDIpartner
07-24-2012, 06:58 PM
Yeah... just spotted that. *sigh* :dejection:


RIP indeed. I remember my parents having me watch the launch on TV when I was a little boy. Valentina Tereshkova was actually the first woman in space, back in 1963, though.

Oh, right... forgot about her. Actually should've qualified with "American".

Mad Slanted Powers
07-24-2012, 07:20 PM
Sherman Hemsley, 74, of TV shows fame; and probably one of the best All in the Family spinoffs, plus one of the greatest theme songs with lyrics.
I liked him in this episode of the 80's version of The Twilight Zone with Ron Glass. Check out the different phrases on the shirt.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-02-2012, 12:20 AM
Gore Vidal, 86. Mainly a writer, crossed over into multiple statuses.

JEDIpartner
08-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Yeah... really prolific and a big part of pop culture!

Maradona
08-12-2012, 08:51 PM
RIP Joe Kubert.

JEDIpartner
08-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Ron "Horshack" Palillo passed away from a heart attack today, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at age 63. Palillo was found by his partner of many years Joseph Gramm.

TeeEye7
08-14-2012, 04:47 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Helen Gurley Brown, 90.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-14-2012, 08:45 PM
Stop the presses! You beat me to the scoop, TI.
Now I have to take a Cosmo questionaire to determine why I don't feel sexy anymore...

In less worldwide but more somber news, a former student of mine was shot in a bar & grill altercation. :(

JimJamBonds
08-17-2012, 01:53 PM
Yesterday was the anniversary of a baseball guy some of you may have heard of and a singer. George Ruth and E. Aaron Presley. :sorrow:

El Chuxter
08-20-2012, 03:33 PM
Tony Scott, Phyllis Diller, and Scott McKenzie. There's your three right there.

TeeEye7
08-21-2012, 03:48 PM
William Windom, 88, of heart failure. Character actor extraordinaire in movies and TV. He even graced an episode of the original series of Star Trek (I always called it the episode with the killer cigar).

My condolences to Bel-Cam Jos for his former student and Mr. Windom.

El Chuxter
08-24-2012, 12:40 AM
Lance Armstrong's credibility and future.

lol

Lord Malakite
08-24-2012, 05:55 PM
Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer known for playing Count von Count on Sesame Street, died yesterday of unspecified causes. He was 78. In addition to the Count he was also Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show's Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem band; "Pigs in Space" stalwart Dr. Julius Strangepork; Kermit the Frog's nephew Robin; and Gonzo's girlfriend Camilla the Chicken.

Lord Malakite
08-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Neil Armstrong just passed away at 82. My father had personally spoken to him before when he used to work at his old job for Milacron. Shame to hear he is gone.

Darth Metalmute
08-25-2012, 07:39 PM
I met Mr. Armstrong at an event at his museum in Wapakeneta about twenty years ago. He was one of the nicest people you would want to meet.

Lord Malakite
08-26-2012, 06:18 PM
Yeah, that is what I heard from my father when he BSed with Armstrong. He was also very modest about his achievement from what my father said. Said he was told by Armstrong that he was touched and honored that people looked up to him, but he didn't much like being raised to celebrity status and being put in the public lime light for just doing a job that he felt was no more important than any other person that had worked on the moon missions (be it rocket design, suit design, mission control, etc.). Armstrong actually didn't live too far from where I am (he lived in Indian Hill, which is only about a 20 to 30 minute drive from here). Not quite certain what exactly Armstrong was doing at Milacron, but my father said he would see him there every so often. I know that Armstrong never worked for Milacron in any fashion, so my best guess was that he was either an investor or a stock/shareholder in the company. Sadly no autograph from said meeting. My father kind of got so busy chatting it up with him (because he is kind of a jibber jabber) that he brain farted and the thought of even asking for an autograph only crossed his mind after the fact.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, and guitarist Mark Abrahamian, 46, both of of apparent heart attacks. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
09-06-2012, 07:59 PM
I am somewhat torn. The Ohio sports fan in me isn't so sad that former Browns owner Art Modell died at 87, since he moved the team to Baltimore. But I know he did quite a bit to solidify the NFL, and any death is not to be celebrated.

TeeEye7
09-07-2012, 01:29 AM
CHP office Kenyon Youngstrom.

Part of the thin blue line. Rest well, brother.

JimJamBonds
09-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Steve Sabol from NFL films.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-18-2012, 09:13 PM
I was shocked to hear of him today. I hadn't heard anything of his health issues; was I blind and deaf to that news, or did they keep it private?

JimJamBonds
09-19-2012, 08:28 PM
I wasn't aware of it either but 2-1B told me he knew of it.

TeeEye7
09-26-2012, 10:56 AM
Crooner Andy Williams, 84.

JEDIpartner
09-26-2012, 11:11 AM
Crooner Andy Williams, 84.

That saddened me. :(

TeeEye7
09-28-2012, 04:18 PM
Herbert Lom, 95.

Maybe best remembered as Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus in the "Pink Panther" Peter Sellers franchise. I first remember seeing him as Captain Nemo in "Mysterious Island" a Ray Harryhausen monster fest.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-10-2012, 09:19 PM
Former NFL defensive lineman and Webster's adopted dad, Alex Karras, at 77.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-12-2012, 12:32 AM
And another sports figure, football commentator Beano Cook, at 81.

TeeEye7
10-14-2012, 01:28 AM
Actor Gary Collins, 74.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Former senator Arlen Specter, 82.

TeeEye7
10-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Larry Sloan, publisher and co-founder of Mad-Libs.

My condolences to BCJ.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Larry Sloan, publisher and co-founder of Mad-Libs.

My condolences to BCJ.When I ______ (verb) that, I felt _______ (emotion). My _______ (plural noun) to his ______ (people). He lived for ____ (number) years. The _______ (noun) will never _______ (verb) the same.

JimJamBonds
10-21-2012, 09:04 AM
From US Senator and 1972 Democratic nominee George Mcgovern was 90.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-24-2012, 01:11 AM
Activist and actor Russell Means, at 72.

More activity for this thread lately, you notice? :sad:

TeeEye7
11-24-2012, 03:31 AM
Larry Hagman, 81.

Major Tony Nelson and JR Ewing off to Hollywood heaven.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Hector "Macho" Camacho, 50, was taken off life support, after being shot earlier in the week.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-28-2012, 09:26 PM
Marvin Miller, either the hero or goat of MLB free agency, at 95.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-02-2012, 10:23 AM
More sports individuals: former college basketball coach and commentator Rick Majerus at 64 (health issues), and NFL player Jovan Belcher at 25 (a weird murder-suicide in the KC Chief's parking lot).

Maradona
12-11-2012, 11:56 PM
RIP Ravi Shankar, 92. I somehow thought he'd physically outlive the remaining Beatles.

JimJamBonds
12-13-2012, 10:46 PM
RIP Ravi Shankar, 92. I somehow thought he'd physically outlive the remaining Beatles.He outlived 2.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-17-2012, 11:56 PM
Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii since 1963.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii since 1963.I first heard of him that summer when they televised the Uran/Contra hearings. Yep; I was a nerd and watched them during my summer mornings. I always had respect for him and his views.

TeeEye7
12-24-2012, 06:18 PM
Jack Klugman, 90 in Northridge, CA.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-26-2012, 10:15 AM
I always feel guilty with these for thinking so, but I thought that Charles Durning (89) had already died. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
12-26-2012, 02:23 PM
I always feel guilty with these for thinking so, but I thought that Charles Durning (89) had already died. :(I was thinking the same thing with Jack Klugman. Perhaps it was one of the other Odd Couple actors.

mtriv73
12-27-2012, 08:52 PM
Retired General "Stormin" Norman Schwarzkopf has died at age 78. R.I.P.

TeeEye7
01-07-2013, 04:23 PM
Huell Howser, 67.

This announcement will probably mean more to us Californians. Journalist-turned-travel guide, Howser was a mainstay on California PBS airwaves for decades.

Although originally from Tennessee, he knew more about California than a lot of natives.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-07-2013, 09:24 PM
I know of several places I visited in CA purely because of his shows on them. My mom got to meet him. I heard he donated his library of shows, memorabilia, and other items to a university. A nice, positive man.

JediTricks
01-07-2013, 11:06 PM
Sad news about Huell Howser. His passing hits especially close to home for me, my grandfather passed away in October at 99, he couldn't get enough of California Gold with Huell Howser so the show resonated for me, and the show really was the man, Huell Howser came to this state and immediately fell in love with it, writing and eventually hosting and creating his amazing show that spoke so nicely and without airs or fancification at the world around us. Howser seemed like a really plain-spoken and passionate guy, his unexpected retirement last November was worrisome and now we know why. Too soon.

Maradona
01-07-2013, 11:14 PM
My friends at work and I love imitating Huell's voice and enthusiasm. His show is pure educational fun. I always hoped he'd do a Comic Con episode just to see him in that environment. A true loss for for learning...

TeeEye7
01-09-2013, 01:17 AM
I was surprised to find out that Howser was an ex-Marine. It now makes sense seeing how buff he always seemed to be (especially in his early broadcasting days)...not to mention the hair cut, too!

Howser graced our area (Kern County) four times as near as I can remember for his show. Our local paper interviewed those with whom Hoswer contacted for stories and there was nothing but wonderful things said about the man.

JediTricks
01-10-2013, 07:31 PM
Last night just before bed KCET aired an episode of Visiting with Huell Howser, he was in a donut shop I think in OC and absolutely enthralled in watching some teenager flip chocolate twist donuts, and he was entirely genuine about it. Check out this article that Tom Lennon (The State, Reno 911) wrote for KCET about Huell's passing, it's really good: http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/why-huell-howser-was-the-opposite-of-the-internet.html There's several more articles there which are also moving in their own way.

I keep forgetting how talented a mind Andy Richter really is, he doesn't get nearly enough chance to shine, but reading this article he wrote about Huell actually brought a tear to my eye:
http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/andy-richter-why-ill-miss-huell.html

Oh, and check out this event, apparently the city of LA will be putting all flags at half mast on the 15th during a sunset salute to honor Huell Howser, that's an amazing deal when you consider how big and varied the city is, I may go to this event, I'm free on Tuesday.
http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/huell-howser-memorial.html

Anyway, Huell Howser is an amazing and tragically unique person - we could surely use more like him. I had looked up his history for my grandparents a few years ago and they enjoyed hearing about who he was, but ultimately no matter how fascinating his story it was more important that who he was made it possible for him to do what he did that mattered most to them. Apparently Huell passed away from cancer, he didn't want a memorial or funeral or anything of that nature. He left his papers and the entirety of his show to Orange County's Chapman University, I read Huell did so not because he had a personal connection of any sort with the school but because when he went to the school's city of Orange to shoot an episode of the show on Orange, the president of the college wasn't able to meet with him for the show and sent a personally written letter of apology to Huell which impressed the man so much that an important university president would take the time to send a personal letter over something so trivial that he felt it was a place of character, so he started cutting at their studio and then donated his works including the shows to the school a year and a half ago. Chapman now has the Huell Howser Archive.

Maradona
01-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Last night just before bed KCET aired an episode of Visiting with Huell Howser, he was in a donut shop I think in OC and absolutely enthralled in watching some teenager flip chocolate twist donuts, and he was entirely genuine about it. Check out this article that Tom Lennon (The State, Reno 911) wrote for KCET about Huell's passing, it's really good: http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/why-huell-howser-was-the-opposite-of-the-internet.html There's several more articles there which are also moving in their own way.

I keep forgetting how talented a mind Andy Richter really is, he doesn't get nearly enough chance to shine, but reading this article he wrote about Huell actually brought a tear to my eye:
http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/andy-richter-why-ill-miss-huell.html

Oh, and check out this event, apparently the city of LA will be putting all flags at half mast on the 15th during a sunset salute to honor Huell Howser, that's an amazing deal when you consider how big and varied the city is, I may go to this event, I'm free on Tuesday.
http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/huell-howser-memorial.html

Anyway, Huell Howser is an amazing and tragically unique person - we could surely use more like him. I had looked up his history for my grandparents a few years ago and they enjoyed hearing about who he was, but ultimately no matter how fascinating his story it was more important that who he was made it possible for him to do what he did that mattered most to them. Apparently Huell passed away from cancer, he didn't want a memorial or funeral or anything of that nature. He left his papers and the entirety of his show to Orange County's Chapman University, I read Huell did so not because he had a personal connection of any sort with the school but because when he went to the school's city of Orange to shoot an episode of the show on Orange, the president of the college wasn't able to meet with him for the show and sent a personally written letter of apology to Huell which impressed the man so much that an important university president would take the time to send a personal letter over something so trivial that he felt it was a place of character, so he started cutting at their studio and then donated his works including the shows to the school a year and a half ago. Chapman now has the Huell Howser Archive.

Classic Huell! "Do you own a cat?"

TeeEye7
01-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Conrad Bain, 89.

Good night, Mr. Drummond.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Pauline Phillips, aka "Dear Abby" columnist, at 94.

TeeEye7
01-19-2013, 03:09 PM
Earl Weaver, 82

Legendary MLB manager of the Baltimore Orioles, from an apparent heart attack.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-19-2013, 07:46 PM
Conrad Bain, 89.

Good night, Mr. Drummond.


Pauline Phillips, aka "Dear Abby" columnist, at 94.

Both of these were ones I was thinking had already died. Perhaps I was thinking of Richard Mulligan instead of Conrad Bain. I know Ann Landers (Dear Abby's twin) passed away several years ago.

I thought it was kind of funny when I learned what Abby's and Ann's real names were: Pauline Esther Friedman and Esther Pauline Friedman. It made me wonder if anyone ever called Abby "Polyester". I later learned Esther was called "Eppie", but just now learned that Pauline was called "Popo."

TeeEye7
01-19-2013, 08:34 PM
Oh my! Another baseball great today!

Stan Musial, 92

Bel-Cam Jos
01-19-2013, 09:25 PM
I never saw him play in person, but everything I heard about "The Man" was everything that's right and good about baseball and sports in general.

JimJamBonds
01-20-2013, 10:35 PM
Robert Chew aka Prop Joe from The Wire, he was 51.

TeeEye7
01-31-2013, 05:24 PM
Patty Andrews, 94, of the Andrews Sisters.

Last of the iconic trio whose voices bolstered our boys during WWII.

JimJamBonds
02-01-2013, 09:09 AM
Patty Andrews, 94, of the Andrews Sisters.

Last of the iconic trio whose voices bolstered our boys during WWII.

The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B is still a great song.

JediTricks
02-01-2013, 02:41 PM
NY former mayor Ed Koch, 88 years. :( If you grew up in the '80s, this guy was a staple of tv news, he was funny and goofy and a little off, all while endlessly fighting for what he believed was best for the people of his city. He woke up yesterday with chest pains, turned out to be congestive heart failure which means fluid buildup in the pleural cavity around the lungs strangled the heart's ability to pump.

Lord Malakite
02-01-2013, 03:04 PM
NY former mayor Ed Koch, 88 years. :( If you grew up in the '80s, this guy was a staple of tv news, he was funny and goofy and a little off, all while endlessly fighting for what he believed was best for the people of his city.
He is probably more remembered by anyone who grew up later than the '80s as Judge Joseph Wapner's replacement for the revival of The People's Court, a role later filled by Judge Jerry Sheindlin and now Marilyn Milian.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Since he's a "local boy makes good" example, Grosse Pointe Blank screenwriter Tom Jankiewicz, at 49.

TeeEye7
02-04-2013, 03:54 PM
Andre Cassagnes, 86.

Inventor of the Etch A Sketch.

JimJamBonds
02-05-2013, 10:36 PM
Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis. Who was Mrs. Paire-Davis you ask? Well she was (part of the) inspiration for Gena Davis's character in A League of Their Own.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2013-02-04/lavonne-pepper-paire-davis-all-american-girls-professional-baseball-league-a-lea?modid=recommended_3_5

Bel-Cam Jos
02-18-2013, 11:03 AM
News is reporting that LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died at 79.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-26-2013, 07:19 PM
The only current or former Surgeon General I know by name: C. Everett Koop, at 96.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-02-2013, 11:02 PM
One Day at a Time actress Bonnie Franklin, at 69, of cancer.

JediTricks
03-02-2013, 11:51 PM
Goodbye, M. S. Romano.

I was surprised to learn she was nearly 70, I thought she was younger when she took on that series. Dunno why, it was 1975 and she had 2 nearly-grown daughters.

Lord Malakite
03-05-2013, 06:19 PM
Hugo Chavez just kicked the bucket.

Lord Malakite
03-06-2013, 04:25 PM
Well, Valerie Harper (TV's Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda) will soon be joining this list. She's just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and only has a few months to live.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-22-2013, 03:28 PM
African author Chinua Achebe, at 82. :cry:

Maradona
03-23-2013, 02:42 PM
African author Chinua Achebe, at 82. :cry:

Dare I say: "Things [fell] Apart?"

RIP, sir.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Bodybuilding expert Joe Weider, 93.

Lord Malakite
04-02-2013, 06:34 PM
Jane Henson (1934-2013), co-founder of the Muppets and wife of the late Jim Henson, has passed away from cancer.

Maradona
04-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Jess Franco (1930-2013), filmmaker.

Lord Malakite
04-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Roger Ebert just passed away.

Maradona
04-04-2013, 07:00 PM
Roger Ebert just passed away.

RIP. I'm sure it'll be said, so here it is: "The balcony is closed."

El Chuxter
04-04-2013, 10:32 PM
Both Carmine Infantino (legendary artist, best known for his work on The Flash) and George Gladir (co-creator of Sabrina the Teenage Witch).

Maradona
04-04-2013, 11:35 PM
Wow. Talk about going in threes.