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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2018, 05:46:32 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2018, 05:52:07 PM »
I wonder if being a vegan had anything to do with his death.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2018, 05:59:39 PM »
I wonder if being a vegan had anything to do with his death.

Or a Klingon
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2018, 08:08:54 PM »
OUCH!

I wish he could have made it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April. 

He'll be missed.

Indeed, very sad that he didn't make it to experience the ultimate recognition.

I think he's most famous for his flute solo in "Nights In White Satin".

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 09:11:46 PM »
I'm calling suicide for Delores O'Riordan, she already attempted suicide in 2013. Very sad and tragic, and she was a talented singer.

That was my guess, too.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2018, 10:49:19 AM »
And young. Obits on major news outlets now, still no cause of death. Strange. Sad.
She did have a history of heart trouble the past few years, and it's not unheard of to have a sudden heart attack in your mid-40s and die.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2018, 10:54:39 AM »
Tyler Hilinski, college football quarterback, commits suicide at 21

Hilinski had just taken over the starting quarterback position for the Washington State Cougars at the end of the 2017 season, a role he was expected to take over full-time in 2018. Hilinski had no known physical or mental health issues at the time of his death.

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« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2018, 11:05:58 AM »
Good Grief!  21 years old and no past history of depression or mental illness.  No signs either, I guess.  Or maybe they were missed or not taken seriously. 

Just hard to wrap my head around someone knocking himself off at such a young age with his whole life ahead of him and what looked like a promising football career. 

May Tyler rest in peace and may God grant comfort and strength to his loved ones.

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« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2018, 11:25:47 AM »
She did have a history of heart trouble the past few years, and it's not unheard of to have a sudden heart attack in your mid-40s and die.

She also had canceled shows for back pain, so there's a possibility of opioids or other medications being involved in some manner.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2018, 11:05:50 PM »
Comet Discoverer Thomas Bopp (1949–2018)
By: Carolyn Collins Petersen | January 12, 2018
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/people-places-and-events/thomas-bopp-1949-2018/

An unassuming amateur astronomer forever linked to one of the greatest comets in modern history has passed away.

Thomas Joel Bopp, the co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp, died January 5, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona, from liver cancer. He was 68 years old.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
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Comet Discoverer Thomas Bopp (1949–2018)
By: Carolyn Collins Petersen | January 12, 2018
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/people-places-and-events/thomas-bopp-1949-2018/

An unassuming amateur astronomer forever linked to one of the greatest comets in modern history has passed away.

Thomas Joel Bopp, the co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp, died January 5, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona, from liver cancer. He was 68 years old.

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Thanks @Suppressed .

That was some show when it hit Jupiter!

RIP, Mr Bopp.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2018, 04:01:43 AM »
@Suppressed , do you think they will put his ashes in space like they did with Tombaugh, Hale or Scottie?
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2018, 10:58:19 AM »
Thanks @Suppressed .

That was some show when it hit Jupiter!

RIP, Mr Bopp.

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You're thinking of Shoemaker-Levy 9.  Hale-Bopp is still out there...though it won't be back for more than 2000 years.  It was the very bright one that passed close in 1997.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2018, 11:06:01 AM »
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You're thinking of Shoemaker-Levy 9.  Hale-Bopp is still out there...though it won't be back for more than 2000 years.  It was the very bright one that passed close in 1997.

Weren't they both supposed to kill us all?  And here, I bought a nice umbrella.... :shrug:
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2018, 11:29:02 AM »
@Freya
You're thinking of Shoemaker-Levy 9.  Hale-Bopp is still out there...though it won't be back for more than 2000 years.  It was the very bright one that passed close in 1997.


Oh Hale Bopp was the one with that crazy death cult in California?

I has a blonde moment, so sorry.  :blonde:
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2018, 11:39:28 AM »

Oh Hale Bopp was the one with that crazy death cult in California?

I has a blonde moment, so sorry.  :blonde:
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To be honest, @Freya, I always get them mixed up...and I'm not blond.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2018, 12:11:07 PM »
Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

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A Rhodes scholar and 33-year Navy veteran, Turner commanded NATO's forces in southern Europe from 1975 to 1977 before being chosen to direct the Central Intelligence Agency...

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #67 on: January 19, 2018, 07:47:28 PM »
Actually from last year but an update:

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose from mix of prescribed pain medications

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tom-petty-died-accidental-overdose-mix-prescribed-meds-article-1.3767037


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Petty died on Oct. 2 in California — the same day he had been informed that the hip fracture he’d been living with for many months had become a full-blown break.

“It is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication,” his wife and daughter said.

Doctors prescribed Petty a variety of medicines to cope with the pain, including fentanyl patches — a powerful drug that can cause respiratory distress and even lead to death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances, especially alcohol.

“We feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident,” the family said.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2018, 07:53:06 PM »
Of all the people who have died in the last few years (that were not family) Tom Petty's death shook me the most. I really loved his music and acting.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2018, 08:00:38 PM »
Of all the people who have died in the last few years (that were not family) Tom Petty's death shook me the most. I really loved his music and acting.

I liked Tom Petty's music. "Damn the Torpedoes" was one of the first albums, (actually an 8-track - and boy does that make me feel old) I bought when I got my first car which had .... an 8-track player. I wore it out along with Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and an Alman Brothers Band Greatest Hits and Little Feat Waiting For Columbus.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #70 on: January 19, 2018, 08:22:47 PM »
What I liked about Petty is that he didn't have much of a voice - he sounded like a burnt out tweaker hippie. Yet he could write unbelievable songs that weaved together perfectly with that voice and do them with such amazing diction and inflection that he probably was about the only person that could justifiably sing them.
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« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2018, 09:28:25 PM »
Dorothy Malone, Oscar-Winning Actress in ‘Written on the Wind’ and ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Dies at 92

Dorothy Malone, star of the big and small screen with “Written on the Wind,” “Basic Instinct” and “Peyton Place,” died on Friday morning in Dallas of natural causes. She was 92.

Working in the Golden Age of Hollywood, the striking blonde actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama “Written on the Wind,” which she starred in with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall and Robert Stack. Among her more notable early roles was the bookshop proprietress in “The Big Sleep” opposite Humphrey Bogart.

After years of smaller roles, the Oscar helped her secure roles in larger projects like “Too Much, Too Soon,” “Man of a Thousand Faces,” and “Warlock.” She would frequently work with Hudson throughout the 1960s, as she played opposite him twice more in “The Tarnished Angels” and “The Last Sunset.”

After years in the film business, Malone waded into television with a starring role on prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place” from 1964 to 1968. She later revived her Constance MacKenzie character in TV movies based on the series, 1977’s “Murder in Peyton Place” and 1985’s “Peyton Place: The Next Generation.” She also appeared in a number of miniseries, including “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Condominium,"

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #72 on: January 19, 2018, 10:42:22 PM »
Of all the people who have died in the last few years (that were not family) Tom Petty's death shook me the most. I really loved his music and acting.

Same here.  Worst rock death (sadden) (to me) since Lennon.
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« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2018, 10:43:27 PM »
What I liked about Petty is that he didn't have much of a voice - he sounded like a burnt out tweaker hippie. Yet he could write unbelievable songs that weaved together perfectly with that voice and do them with such amazing diction and inflection that he probably was about the only person that could justifiably sing them.

Him and Neil Young.
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« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2018, 01:38:55 PM »
What I liked about Petty is that he didn't have much of a voice - he sounded like a burnt out tweaker hippie. Yet he could write unbelievable songs that weaved together perfectly with that voice and do them with such amazing diction and inflection that he probably was about the only person that could justifiably sing them.

I would have liked to hear J. Geils Band cover "Don't Do Me Like That," as originally intended.
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