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Title: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 01, 2019, 08:15:01 AM
The Briefing Room's annual running thread for deaths in calendar year 2019.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 01, 2019, 08:27:24 AM
2018 thread:
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,297509.0.html (http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,297509.0.html)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on January 02, 2019, 11:03:49 AM
R.I.P WWF hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund.  He was 76.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 02, 2019, 11:25:11 AM
R.I.P WWF hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund.  He was 76.


"Mean" Gene Okerlund
Hall of Fame pro wrestling announcer dies at 76

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/Mene_Gene_Okerlund.jpg/240px-Mene_Gene_Okerlund.jpg)

Beginning his career in radio, Okerlund began announcing pro wrestling bouts in 1970 and joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1983. He stayed with WWF throughout the Rock-and-Wrestling era that saw a boom in the popularity of the "sport," then joined WCW, the WWF's chief rival, in 1993. In 2001, ahead of WCW's collapse, he rejoined what would soon become WWE, where he would remain until his 2009 retirement. For most of his career, Okerlund affected a mostly straight, but distinctive fast-paced patter and was the oft-beleaguered straight man in many-a WWF promo during his career.

No cause of death was stated. He had previously undergone two kidney transplants.

Obituary from Newsweek (https://www.newsweek.com/mean-gene-okerlund-dead-wwe-hall-famer-passes-away-76-1277134)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Okerlund)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Restored on January 02, 2019, 11:30:43 AM
For some reason, I thought he was already dead. The local bowling alley has his pizza.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 02, 2019, 11:59:43 AM
For some reason, I thought he was already dead. The local bowling alley has his pizza.
76 is like 102 in pro wrestler years.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 02, 2019, 02:18:56 PM
Bob Einstein
Comedian best known for his error-prone stuntman character Super Dave Osborne dies at 76

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Bob_Einstein_1970.JPG)

Einstein, the older brother of actor Albert Brooks, began his career as a writer for variety shows such as Sonny & Cher and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In the 1980s he became best known for his character "Super Dave Osborne," a hilariously inept stuntman. He continued acting in other comic roles, including Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm and a role on Arrested Development.

Einstein died of suspected complications of cancer.

Obituary from The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-einstein-dead-curb-your-enthusiasm-actor-dies-at-76-1172195?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Einstein)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251872/)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Va5rpv_Uw#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on January 02, 2019, 02:21:40 PM
Bob Einstein
Comedian best known for his error-prone stuntman character Super Dave Osborne dies at 76

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Bob_Einstein_Steve_Franken_Robert_Hogan_1970.JPG/220px-Bob_Einstein_Steve_Franken_Robert_Hogan_1970.JPG)
Einstein at left.

Einstein, the older brother of actor Albert Brooks, began his career as a writer for variety shows such as Sonny & Cher and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In the 1980s he became best known for his character "Super Dave Osborne," a hilariously inept stuntman. He continued acting in other comic roles, including Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm and a role on Arrested Development.

Einstein died of suspected complications of cancer.

Obituary from The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-einstein-dead-curb-your-enthusiasm-actor-dies-at-76-1172195?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Einstein)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251872/)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Va5rpv_Uw#)

Bummer.  I used to love watching his Super Dave Osborne character on Bizarre with John Byner.  They did a hilarious duet of the theme song from "An Officer and A Gentleman".
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on January 02, 2019, 02:37:01 PM
Sooper Dave reminds me of the next Sooper conservative, that can recite the Constitution, whilst riding an outhouse with no hands, on his way to the next college law school debate championships.

Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy, etc.


Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on January 02, 2019, 02:41:26 PM
Sooper Dave reminds me of the next Sooper conservative, that can recite the Constitution, whilst riding an outhouse with no hands, on his way to the next college law school debate championships.

Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy, etc.

Just couldn't resist could you?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 02, 2019, 05:20:28 PM
Daryl Dragon
Keyboardist who was the "Captain Keyboard" of the Captain & Tennille dies at 76

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Captain_and_tennille_1976.jpg/245px-Captain_and_tennille_1976.jpg)
Dragon at left.

A lifetime resident of southern California, he was the son of symphony conductor Carmen Dragon; Daryl's brother, Dennis, later had regional success as a musician.

Daryl Dragon first earned fame working with The Beach Boys as they were transitioning away from strictly beach music and began broadening their sound. It was with the Beach Boys that he earned his "Captain Keyboard" nickname. He kept the motif when he broke from the band in 1972 to launch a duo act with Toni Tennille, whom he married in 1975. He continued to contribute keyboards to numerous acts including the Carpenters. As the Captain and Tennille, Toni would be the lead singer while Daryl would silently play keyboards, charting several top-40 hits.

The two divorced in 2014, with Tennille later citing lack of intimacy and Dragon claiming he had been drugged and that his worsening medical state had played a role in the unexpected divorce. The two reconciled toward the end of his life.

Dragon died January 2 of kidney failure.

Obituary from Broadway World (https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Daryl-Dragon-of-Captain-and-Tennille-Passes-Away-20190102#)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Dragon)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGDQ5xdtd3A#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on January 02, 2019, 05:45:58 PM
Looks like 2019 is getting started with a flurry...   **nononono*
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on January 02, 2019, 06:23:31 PM
The two divorced in 2014, with Tennille later citing lack of intimacy



I guess he took ‘do that to me one more time’ a bit too literally.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: kevindavis on January 02, 2019, 08:56:35 PM
Just couldn't resist could you?


Sometimes they can't.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on January 03, 2019, 02:55:16 AM
Blake Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom, dies at age 58 after fight with cancer

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Blake Nordstrom, the 58-year-old co-president of Nordstrom, died early Wednesday morning, the retailer announced on Wednesday.

The company disclosed in December that Blake had been diagnosed with lymphoma. At the time, Blake had the lymphoma was “treatable.” He had expected to work through his illness.

It could not be immediately determined whether the lymphoma was the cause of Blake’s death.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/02/blake-nordstrom-co-president-of-nordstrom-has-died-at-age-58.html (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/02/blake-nordstrom-co-president-of-nordstrom-has-died-at-age-58.html)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Skeptic on January 03, 2019, 04:14:59 AM
The Nordstroms seem like good people. 58 is too young.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 04, 2019, 02:11:27 AM
Howell Begle, lawyer who championed penniless R&B stars, dies at 74 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/howell-begle-lawyer-who-championed-penniless-randb-stars-dies-at-74/2019/01/03/fdf1ac7e-0e32-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1waAJpGZolbL1dsGFNUYZssCKN8Nd99RENtyCXP3fZ1BP_XcLp7wyjOEs&utm_term=.02c6a8db9035)

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By Emily Langer

Ruth Brown was a chart-topping rhythm-and-blues singer whose popularity in the 1950s brought her label, Atlantic Records, a reputation as “the house that Ruth built.” Years later, scraping by as a domestic, she heard a familiar sound on the air. “I turned on the radio while I was scrubbing,” she recalled, “and I heard my records come on.”

Like many artists from R&B’s original heyday in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, Brown — remembered for numbers such as “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean” and “Teardrops From My Eyes” — was a victim of what ABC News once declared the “dirty little secret of the music business.” Through skewed contracts and sloppy bookkeeping, record companies reaped the profits of original R&B sales and subsequent reissues while leaving performers, many of whom were African American, in poverty.

“Where’s the check?” Brown demanded to know.

In 1983, she found a champion in Howell E. Begle, then a partner in a Washington law firm and a boyhood fan of her music who by then had amassed a library of old 78s — many of them Brown’s recordings — numbering in the thousands.

During a years-long pro bono legal fight, Mr. Begle represented Brown and other R&B artists, helping them claim royalties from past sales, industry-standard royalty agreements going forward, and other benefits in what became known as the royalty reform movement.

Mr. Begle, 74, died Dec. 30 at a hospital in Lebanon, N.H., of injuries he sustained in a skiing accident a week earlier. His wife, Julie Eilber, confirmed his death . . .
RIP Mr. Begle.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 04, 2019, 04:05:05 PM
RIP Herb Kelleher, the Man Who Democratized Air Travel (http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/04/rip-herb-kelleher-the-man-who-democratiz)
The swashbuckling Southwest Airlines honcho is dead at 87.
By Matt Welch
http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/04/rip-herb-kelleher-the-man-who-democratiz (http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/04/rip-herb-kelleher-the-man-who-democratiz)

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Herb Kelleher, the larger-than-life Southwest Airlines impresario who taught the world that air travel did not have to be the exclusive plaything of the rich, died yesterday (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/obituaries/herb-kelleher-whose-southwest-airlines-reshaped-the-industry-dies-at-87.html) at 87.

"Our basic thinking [was that] Southwest would democratize the skies," Kelleher told me in 2010. "Which we did. I mean, a couple of years ago 85 percent of [Americans] had flown at least one commercial flight as opposed to 15 percent in 1966."

Kelleher was not the founder of Southwest, but rather the founding lawyer—which came in handy, since the Texas-based upstarts spent five years in court before getting its first plane off the ground in 1971. Why so much litigation? Because back then, as in pretty much all the world, America's airline industry was a heavily regulated cartel, with the federal Civil Aeronautics Board effectively letting the country's four main incumbent airlines veto the routes, prices, and even existence of any would-be competitor. Southwest's investors blew through their $500,000 seed money in legal fees, so Kelleher legendarily vowed to pay out of his own pocket if they lost their appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. They won, and he became CEO.

"One of the [government's] fundamental purposes was to throttle competition," Kelleher told me. "Their thesis was that if a new airline was gonna take one passenger—one, that's what they said—one passenger away from an existing airline, it can't be certificated....The fact that the existing airlines had 90 percent of all the revenue passenger miles in 1938, and also had 90 percent of all the revenue passenger miles in 1978, at the time of deregulation, would give you somewhat of a hint" . . .
RIP Mr. Kelleher. You are now free to move about heaven . . .
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 04, 2019, 06:15:18 PM
BKMK
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on January 05, 2019, 10:24:18 PM
Daryl Dragon
Keyboardist who was the "Captain Keyboard" of the Captain & Tennille dies at 76

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Captain_and_tennille_1976.jpg/245px-Captain_and_tennille_1976.jpg)
Dragon at left.

A lifetime resident of southern California, he was the son of symphony conductor Carmen Dragon; Daryl's brother, Dennis, later had regional success as a musician.

Daryl Dragon first earned fame working with The Beach Boys as they were transitioning away from strictly beach music and began broadening their sound. It was with the Beach Boys that he earned his "Captain Keyboard" nickname. He kept the motif when he broke from the band in 1972 to launch a duo act with Toni Tennille, whom he married in 1975. He continued to contribute keyboards to numerous acts including the Carpenters. As the Captain and Tennille, Toni would be the lead singer while Daryl would silently play keyboards, charting several top-40 hits.

The two divorced in 2014, with Tennille later citing lack of intimacy and Dragon claiming he had been drugged and that his worsening medical state had played a role in the unexpected divorce. The two reconciled toward the end of his life.

Dragon died January 2 of kidney failure.

Obituary from Broadway World (https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Daryl-Dragon-of-Captain-and-Tennille-Passes-Away-20190102#)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Dragon)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGDQ5xdtd3A#)
Saw them in concert once, Great performance.
I heard the reason they divorced was that he did not want her being saddled with the debts from his medical treatments. Supposedly he put everything in her name, so that he was literally penniless and the hospitals could not come after his estate.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 06, 2019, 03:06:17 AM
Howell Begle, lawyer who championed penniless R&B stars, dies at 74 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/howell-begle-lawyer-who-championed-penniless-randb-stars-dies-at-74/2019/01/03/fdf1ac7e-0e32-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1waAJpGZolbL1dsGFNUYZssCKN8Nd99RENtyCXP3fZ1BP_XcLp7wyjOEs&utm_term=.02c6a8db9035)
RIP Mr. Begle.
Indeed. Pro bono? To recover their royalties? It doesn't often get more righteous than that. Bless him!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 07, 2019, 08:29:12 AM
Kwamie Lassiter
Ten-year NFL vet dies at 49 of a heart attack

🐦42
Lassiter's jersey number with Arizona

Lassiter played in the NFL from 1995 to 2004. His career was never Hall of Fame caliber (he was only once considered for the Pro Bowl), but the free safety had brief moments of spectacular play, including a playoff-clinching performance in 1998 where he recorded four interceptions in a single game (the same amount he had recorded the entire year up to that point).

Following his playing career, he dabbled in broadcasting and coaching (his highest level in the latter being defensive backs coach for the 2012 Las Vegas Locomotives, the de facto champion of the UFL in its final season).

Lassiter died January 6 of a heart attack sustained while working out.

Obituary from NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001008699/article/kwamie-lassiter-former-cardinals-safety-dead-at-49)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwamie_Lassiter)

NFL career stats (http://www.nfl.com/player/kwamielassiter/2501701/profile)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on January 07, 2019, 08:34:27 AM
Indeed. Pro bono? To recover their royalties? It doesn't often get more righteous than that. Bless him!

@Smokin Joe

 :amen: :amen: :amen:

It's enough to make me wonder how he avoided being disbarred.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on January 07, 2019, 08:36:27 AM
Kwamie Lassiter
Ten-year NFL vet dies at 49 of a heart attack

🐦42
Lassiter's jersey number with Arizona

Lassiter played in the NFL from 1995 to 2004. His career was never Hall of Fame caliber (he was only once considered for the Pro Bowl), but the free safety had brief moments of spectacular play, including a playoff-clinching performance in 1998 where he recorded four interceptions in a single game (the same amount he had recorded the entire year up to that point).

Following his playing career, he dabbled in broadcasting and coaching (his highest level in the latter being defensive backs coach for the 2012 Las Vegas Locomotives, the de facto champion of the UFL in its final season).

Lassiter died January 6 of a heart attack sustained while working out.

 

@jmyrlefuller

I keep telling people that working out is dangerous,but do any of them every listen to me?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on January 07, 2019, 12:10:55 PM
Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies

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Pegi Young, a late-blossoming folk-rock musician who was a founder of a school for children with severe physical and speech impairments, like her son from her marriage to the singer-songwriter Neil Young, a performer at its many star-studded benefit concerts, died on Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. She was 66.

Her brother Paul Morton said the cause was cancer.
...

She occasionally sang backup for Mr. Young, most notably at the 1994 Academy Awards telecast, when he sang his Oscar-nominated song, “Philadelphia.” But it was not until she was in her 50s that she recorded her first album, “Pegi Young” (2007). She followed it with four more.


More at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/obituaries/pegi-young-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/obituaries/pegi-young-dead.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 08, 2019, 09:58:26 AM
W. Morgan Sheppard
Actor known as Blank Reg on Max Headroom and for recurring roles in the Star Trek franchise dies at 86

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Morgan_Sheppard_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg/220px-Morgan_Sheppard_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg)

Sheppard also, in his later years, portrayed Santa Claus several times, including in a Hallmark movie and in the animated limited series Prep & Landing. He had a prolific career in film and television bit roles and as a voice actor, spanning from 1962 until shortly before his death, and, as a classically trained Shakespearean actor, also appeared on stage.

Obituary from the Daily Mirror (https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/william-morgan-sheppard-dead-star-13823875)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Morgan_Sheppard)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792003/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 10, 2019, 04:01:21 PM
Mary Kay Stearns
Television's first sitcom star dies at 93


In the late 1940s, as television was just beginning to become a mass medium, Stearns and her husband Johnny, both Broadway actors, were hired by the Du-Mont Television Network for a new comedy for their fledgling network. They secured the sponsorship of Anacin, who was skeptical of the medium, expecting the series debut to be seen by only about 200 people. Through a free giveaway promotion, they soon realized that the viewership was instead in the tens of thousands.

Mary Kay and Johnny proved to be one of Du-Mont's first and biggest hit series. The show was a roughly fictionalized version of their own lives, with their son and friends playing themselves and the couple writing all of their own scripts. The show would eventually get some episodes aired on the bigger networks NBC and CBS.

Unfortunately for posterity purposes, Mary Kay and Johnny was largely forgotten by the 1970s, and its program archive was mostly discarded; other than a few clips and a single full episode, none of which have made it to the Internet yet, the remainder of the series was last known to be sitting at the bottom of the East River or Upper New York Bay since the tapes were dumped there in 1975. Thus, bigger names with longer reputations on film and radio, such as Lucille Ball, Gracie Allen and Betty White would overshadow Mary Kay. The couple largely stopped performing after the 1950, further contributing to the rarity.

Johnny died in 2001. Mary Kay died November 17, but her death was not reported until January 2019.

Obituary from Deadline/MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/mary-kay-stearns-dies-pioneering-star-of-1940s-sitcom-was-93/ar-BBS3XsC?ocid=spartandhp)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Stearns)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 10, 2019, 04:24:23 PM
Mary Kay Stearns
Television's first sitcom star dies at 93


In the late 1940s, as television was just beginning to become a mass medium, Stearns and her husband Johnny, both Broadway actors, were hired by the Du-Mont Television Network for a new comedy for their fledgling network. They secured the sponsorship of Anacin, who was skeptical of the medium, expecting the series debut to be seen by only about 200 people. Through a free giveaway promotion, they soon realized that the viewership was instead in the tens of thousands.

Mary Kay and Johnny proved to be one of Du-Mont's first and biggest hit series. The show was a roughly fictionalized version of their own lives, with their son and friends playing themselves and the couple writing all of their own scripts. The show would eventually get some episodes aired on the bigger networks NBC and CBS.

Unfortunately for posterity purposes, Mary Kay and Johnny was largely forgotten by the 1970s, and its program archive was mostly discarded; other than a few clips and a single full episode, none of which have made it to the Internet yet, the remainder of the series was last known to be sitting at the bottom of the East River or Upper New York Bay since the tapes were dumped there in 1975. Thus, bigger names with longer reputations on film and radio, such as Lucille Ball, Gracie Allen and Betty White would overshadow Mary Kay. The couple largely stopped performing after the 1950, further contributing to the rarity.

Johnny died in 2001. Mary Kay died November 17, but her death was not reported until January 2019.

Obituary from Deadline/MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/mary-kay-stearns-dies-pioneering-star-of-1940s-sitcom-was-93/ar-BBS3XsC?ocid=spartandhp)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Stearns)
@jmyrlefuller
What happened to the DuMont network archive was a crime---a successor network, likely Metromedia (which evolved in due course into Fox), dumped just about all the DuMont kinescopes into New York's East River. It's believed that only 350 of DuMont's 20,000+ television episodes survive, mostly involving Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners sketches from his original Cavalcade of Stars show (from which CBS ultimately hired him for the original Jackie Gleason Show), but also involving items from the personal archives of Gleason and other DuMont stars such as Dennis James and possibly the family of Ernie Kovacs. (The same thing, unfortunately, was done with several thousand transcription discs of vintage network radio programs, especially Procter & Gamble's destruction of over three thousand transcription discs of radio legend Vic & Sade after World War II. Two hundred Vic & Sade episodes survived that destruction and can be heard today, but you wonder what Procter & Gamble wasn't thinking as opposed to what Johnson Wax and Carnation were thinking when they allowed just about everything from a quarter century of Fibber McGee & Molly [the show's latter-year 15-minute semi-serial-style episodes survived, I believe, by way of "Fibber McGee" actor Jim Jordan himself] to survive.)

Until CBS and Time Warner closed down the WB and UPN networks to create the CW in their stead, the DuMont network was the only American television network ever to shutter.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/2/24/DuMont_a.png/revision/latest?cb=20180426150857)

(http://www.dumontnetwork.com/images/dupres.jpg)

(http://www.dumontnetwork.com/images/duwdtv1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YLG3ZtxXSek/VDAaPsoU1lI/AAAAAAAACG8/JD14-a9-8d4/s1600/DuMont_Television_Network.png)

RIP Ms. Stearns. Your place in broadcast history is secure. But it might have been nice to see your show.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: DCPatriot on January 10, 2019, 04:24:59 PM
Your avatar is so apropos in this category,  @jmyrlefuller          :laugh:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on January 10, 2019, 05:59:16 PM
Verna Bloom, Actress in ‘Animal House,’ ‘High Plains Drifter,’ Dies at 80

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Verna Bloom, who appeared in “Animal House” and worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine, her rep confirmed to Variety. She was 80 years old.

The cause was complications of dementia, her family stated.

More (https://variety.com/2019/film/obituaries-people-news/verna-bloom-dead-dies-animal-house-1203104909/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verna_Bloom)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089244/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 10, 2019, 06:15:14 PM
Ah...Marion Wormer from Animal House. A fun part.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 10, 2019, 06:54:34 PM
Your avatar is so apropos in this category,  @jmyrlefuller          :laugh:
It's why I chose it. Toward the end of last year I got several messages from the staff here asking me "So, you're doing the obituary thread again this year, right?"

So yeah, I'm the board's resident Grim Reaper now.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 12, 2019, 04:23:54 PM
Shirley Boone, Pat's wife of 65 years has passed away.

https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com%2fentertainment%2fmusic%2fny-ent-pat-boone-wife-shirley-dies-20190112-story.html%3foutputType%3damp (https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com%2fentertainment%2fmusic%2fny-ent-pat-boone-wife-shirley-dies-20190112-story.html%3foutputType%3damp)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 12, 2019, 04:35:59 PM
RIP, M'am, until y'all meet again.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 12, 2019, 04:45:02 PM
Ah...Marion Wormer from Animal House. A fun part.

Yep! First R rated movie I ever saw
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on January 12, 2019, 04:53:35 PM
Ah...Marion Wormer from Animal House. A fun part.

Cucumbers.... Oh my!   
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 12, 2019, 04:54:11 PM
Cucumbers.... Oh my!

With Mozart
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on January 12, 2019, 05:00:35 PM
 tri22
With Mozart
Not sure of your reference there....
"A summer place" is playing when she arrives at the Delta House. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: DCPatriot on January 12, 2019, 05:31:58 PM
tri22Not sure of your reference there....
"A summer place" is playing when she arrives at the Delta House.

That's Percy Faith, right?   :cool:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 12, 2019, 05:34:45 PM
That's Percy Faith, right?   :cool:
@DCPatriot
That's the version.

Though my own favourite Percy Faith recording is still the version of this that New York CBS used as theme music for The Late Show, The Late Late Show, and (for a decade, anyway, at 4 p.m.) The Early Show . . .

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uAh14ThVDc#)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: DCPatriot on January 12, 2019, 05:41:33 PM
@DCPatriot
That's the version.

Though my own favourite Percy Faith recording is still the version of this that New York CBS used as theme music for The Late Show, The Late Late Show, and (for a decade, anyway, at 4 p.m.) The Early Show . . .

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uAh14ThVDc#)

LOL!  Seems I recall snips of that being played during Tom & Jerry, or Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 12, 2019, 05:41:40 PM
tri22Not sure of your reference there....
"A summer place" is playing when she arrives at the Delta House.

The guy who played Kroger in Animal House was Mozart in that movie.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 12, 2019, 05:45:28 PM
LOL!  Seems I recall snips of that being played during Tom & Jerry, or Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam.

And Mash
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on January 12, 2019, 05:59:11 PM
The guy who played Kroger in Animal House was Mozart in that movie.

Oh!  LOL...   

(http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2004/2/national_lampoons_animal_house_04.jpg)

Snowflake's would ban this today.  Bunch of Homo's! 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on January 12, 2019, 06:39:35 PM
Cause of death not indicated.
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Steve Buscemi’s wife, Jo Andres, filmmaker and choreographer, dies age 65
By Kathleen Joyce | Fox News

Emmy Award-winning actor Steve Buscemi’s wife, Jo Andres, has died at the age of 65.  A source close to the family confirmed her death to Fox News.

The two wed in 1987 and have one son, Lucian, E! News reported.

Andres was a choreographer, filmmaker and artist. She gained prominence with her “film/dance/light performances,” her website stated.  ... More at FOX (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/steve-buscemis-wife-jo-andres-filmmaker-and-choreographer-dies-age-65)
(https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2019011/rs_634x1024-190111170341-634.jo-andres-steve-buscemi.ct.011119.jpg?fit=inside|900:auto&output-quality=90)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on January 12, 2019, 07:01:47 PM
Quote
Pat Boone's Wife of 65 Years, Shirley, Dies: 'I've Parted with My Better Half for a Little While'
Joelle Goldstein
20 hrs ago

Shirley Boone, the wife of legendary 1950’s singer Pat Boone, has died. She was 84.

Shirley passed away peacefully on Friday morning at the pair’s home in Beverly Hills after suffering complications from vasculitis, which she had contracted less than a year ago.

In her final moments, Shirley was surrounded by her husband of 65 years and the couple’s four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, all of whom were by her bedside singing hymns to her as she passed.

Following her death, Pat, 84, told PEOPLE that he intended to meet his longtime love again someday because, as he put it, she just changed addresses.

“We lived a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years. I’ve parted with my better half for a little while… but we don’t die, we just move on to another place, and today was moving day,” Pat said of his high school sweetheart. “She’s changed her address is all and moved to a different mansion that I expect to join her in one day.” ...
More (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/pat-boones-wife-of-65-years-shirley-dies-ive-parted-with-my-better-half-for-a-little-while/ar-BBS84hE?li=BBnb7Kx)
(https://c-8oqtgrjgwu46x24koi-u-oup-eqox2ecmcockbgfx2epgv.g01.msn.com/g00/3_c-8yyy.oup.eqo_/c-8OQTGRJGWU46x24jvvrux3ax2fx2fkoi-u-oup-eqo.cmcockbgf.pgvx2fvgpcpvx2fcorx2fgpvkvakfx2fDDU06jy.koix3fjx3d835x26yx3d911x26ox3d8x26sx3d82x26qx3dhx26nx3dhx26zx3d3436x26ax3d411x26k32e.octmx3dkocig_$/$/$/$/$)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 13, 2019, 12:35:41 PM
Bob Kuechenberg
Six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman and member of the undefeated '72 Dolphins dies at 71

🐬67
Kuechenberg's number with the Dolphins

Beginning his career with the Chicago Owls of the Continental Football League, Kuechenberg, who attended Notre Dame, signed with the Dolphins in 1970. He would stay with the Dolphins for the next 14 seasons, racking up six Pro Bowls and two Super Bowl championships. Remarkably, Kuechenberg only averaged one holding penalty per year for his entire career.

He has been repeatedly nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame (eight times in a row at one point) but has never been inducted. A staunch conservative, Kuechenberg refused to visit the White House in 2013 when Obama invited the team.

Kuechenberg died January 12. No cause of death was stated.

Obituary from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-bob-kuechenberg-dies-20190113-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kuechenberg)

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/players/profile?id=KUE138430)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on January 13, 2019, 01:01:34 PM
Bob Kuechenberg
Six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman and member of the undefeated '72 Dolphins dies at 71

🐬67
Kuechenberg's number with the Dolphins

Beginning his career with the Chicago Owls of the Continental Football League, Kuechenberg, who attended Notre Dame, signed with the Dolphins in 1970. He would stay with the Dolphins for the next 14 seasons, racking up six Pro Bowls and two Super Bowl championships. Remarkably, Kuechenberg only averaged one holding penalty per year for his entire career.

He has been repeatedly nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame (eight times in a row at one point) but has never been inducted. A staunch conservative, Kuechenberg refused to visit the White House in 2013 when Obama invited the team.

Kuechenberg died January 12. No cause of death was stated.

Obituary from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-bob-kuechenberg-dies-20190113-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kuechenberg)

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/players/profile?id=KUE138430)

My favorite all-time Dolphins player.  RIP Kooch!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 13, 2019, 01:30:08 PM
"Beginning his career with the Chicago Owls of the Continental Football League"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Owls

I've read up on the other leagues before, I was not aware of this "Continental Football League".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Football_League

That's interesting.

In our prayers and thoughts, Bob Kuechenberg.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 14, 2019, 02:53:01 PM
Former Yankees pitcher and coach Mel Stottlemyre dies at 77 (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25760426/former-yankees-pitcher-coach-mel-stottlemyre-dies-77)

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Mel Stottlemyre, who pitched for the New York Yankees for 11 seasons and won five World Series titles as a pitching coach for the Yankees and the Mets, died Sunday in Seattle after battling cancer for almost 20 years. He was 77.

Stottlemyre's wife Jean told the New York Times that he died as a result of complications of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer . . .

Stottlemyre's first attention came as a rookie in 1964, when he was called up in August and won nine of twelve decisions down that stretch to abet the Yankee comeback pennant, beat Bob Gibson in Game Two of that World Series, then was the Yankees' best pitcher mostly during their lost decade to come until shoulder issues ruined him.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xMfoBhkeGu4/WGEz3WtH9FI/AAAAAAAA514/TzKtDNwD3nsciC8i-h0WdbvHmEOPa6MzgCLcB/s1600/Mel.0.jpg)

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 15, 2019, 07:40:32 AM
Carol Channing
Film and stage actress dies at 97

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/Carol_Channing_colour_Allan_Warren.jpg/220px-Carol_Channing_colour_Allan_Warren.jpg)

Channing is considered one of Broadway's most legendary performers. She originated the role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes later taken by Marilyn Monroe in film. She briefly replaced Gracie Allen as the comic sidekick of George Burns in the late 1950s. Her biggest and most famous role was that of the title character in Hello Dolly! in 1964, following that up with a nearly as well-known turn as the title flapper in the film version Thoroughly Modern Millie, which in turn was succeeded by a thoroughly surreal turn in the drug comedy Skidoo.

Her persona was self-consciously camp, with large glasses, big hair and copious lipstick to accentuate her naturally large lips.

She continued to perform throughout her life, dying less than a month before what would have been her 98th birthday. She attributed her long life to picky eating and being a teetotaller.

Obituary from HuffPost (https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/broadway-legend-carol-channing-dead-115404257.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Channing)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 15, 2019, 08:24:17 AM
Farewell, Dolly.

RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on January 15, 2019, 12:37:58 PM
When I was in my teens, my aunt took me to see Miss Channing  perform and that is when I became a real fan of hers.  She was absolutely marvelous.  Rest in peace, Miss Channing.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWPtYsBVUPw#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on January 15, 2019, 05:25:28 PM
She was an amazing performer
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 16, 2019, 10:12:59 AM
Whitey Shafer
Country songwriter known for collaborations with Lefty Frizzell, Moe Bandy and George Strait dies at 84

Sanger D. Shafer first rose to prominence as a songwriter in the 1970s when he signed with Acuff-Rose Music. He had modest success in the 1970s writing songs for Lefty Frizzell, but he perhaps made his biggest impact in the 1980s, after a string of bad divorces prompted him to write "All My Exes Live in Texas," a huge hit for George Strait. Riding the boom in the late-80s taste for traditional country sounds, Shafer wrote another country chart-topper for Strait, "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind," then penned one for Keith Whitley, "I Wonder Do You Think of Me." He continued to write hit songs into the 1990s.

Shafer died January 12.

Obituary from WFAA (https://www.wfaa.com/article/entertainment/all-my-exes-live-in-texas-songwriter-dies-at-84/287-2cc9c1c5-6eb0-4433-be65-03468548605e)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanger_D._Shafer)

"All My Exes Live in Texas" as performed by George Strait (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-cR5udlJ5E#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on January 16, 2019, 11:43:18 AM
Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dead at 94

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Alfred K. Newman, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died at the age of 94 on Sunday in New Mexico.

Newman, who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II by helping to create an uncrackable code, died at a nursing home in Bloomfield, New Mexico.

“Navajo Code Talker Alfred Newman was a hero, and he stood amongst giants,” tribal President Russell Begaye told the Arizona Republic. “We will be forever grateful for his contributions and bravery, as well as that of each and every one of our Navajo Code Talkers. They are national treasures.”

More (https://www.foxnews.com/us/navajo-code-talker-alfred-k-newman-dies-at-age-94)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_K._Newman)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 16, 2019, 11:49:42 AM
Mason Lowe
Top-20 ranked pro bull rider dies at 25 from injuries sustained during a PBR event

Lowe, originally from Exeter, Missouri, was ranked at number 18 in the world when, during a ride on the bull Hard Times in a PBR event January 15, he fell off the bull, which proceeded to stomp on Lowe's chest, killing him.

Obituary from KCNC (https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/01/16/mason-lowe-bull-rider-dies-national-western-stock-show/)

PBR stats (https://www.pbr.com/en/riders/profiles/m/mason-lowe.aspx)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on January 16, 2019, 01:01:52 PM
Mason Lowe
Top-20 ranked pro bull rider dies at 25 from injuries sustained during a PBR event

Lowe, originally from Exeter, Missouri, was ranked at number 18 in the world when, during a ride on the bull Hard Times in a PBR event January 15, he fell off the bull, which proceeded to stomp on Lowe's chest, killing him.

Obituary from KCNC (https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/01/16/mason-lowe-bull-rider-dies-national-western-stock-show/)

PBR stats (https://www.pbr.com/en/riders/profiles/m/mason-lowe.aspx)

ANY agressive contact between the rider and the bull,the bull wins,and you have to physically see one move yourself in real life to gain any understanding of how fast something that big and strong can move. It is a guarantee that you WILL do the best you can do to outrun one,and that you will die tired if you ever try.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on January 16, 2019, 04:06:43 PM
Eli Grba, the Original Angel, dies at 84

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Eli Grba, the first player to throw a pitch for the Angels, died Monday night in Florence, Ala., after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84.

Grba, a bespectacled pitcher with a penchant for partying and a competitive spirit, was known as the Original Angel. With the opening selection of MLB’s first expansion draft in December 1960, Angels general manager Fred Haney made Grba the first addition to the Angels’ inaugural roster.

“I’m a trivia question until I die,” Grba said in a 2011 television interview. “I’m the first guy that’s ever been drafted — and the first Angel. You know, that’s kind of nice.”

More (https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/la-sp-angels-eli-grba-obit-20190115-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Grba)

Career stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grbael01.shtml)

(https://i.imgur.com/a8o1N26.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 16, 2019, 06:16:15 PM
ANY agressive contact between the rider and the bull,the bull wins,and you have to physically see one move yourself in real life to gain any understanding of how fast something that big and strong can move. It is a guarantee that you WILL do the best you can do to outrun one,and that you will die tired if you ever try.
That's what makes 'rodeo clown" an important and dangerous job. Those guys have saved a lot of riders, through distracting the bull, or direct action (moving injured riders, helping them get untangled from their rig, etc..)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 16, 2019, 06:19:03 PM
A lot of them coming in today.

John C. Bogle
Founder of the trillion-dollar Vanguard Group dies at 89

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/John_C._Bogle.jpg/320px-John_C._Bogle.jpg)

Born into a family that lost everything to the Great Depression, he secured a scholarship to an elite private academy at the end of World War II and parlayed that into attendance at Princeton University. In 1975, after botching a merger at his previous employer, he founded the Vanguard Group. Built on a model of client ownership, the company eventually ballooned to a $5 trillion value. Because of the structure of the company, Bogle himself had a net worth of about 0.002% of that, less than $100 million.

He preached a very conservative, broad-based, "buy-and-hold" approach to investing and saving. He is credited with inventing the "index fund" that follows particular stock indexes, as well as for lowering the cost of overhead required to invest in the stock market.

Beleaguered by health problems his entire life, including a heart attack at age 31, Bogle received a heart transplant at 65. He died at age 89.

Obituary from CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/14/jack-bogle-founder-of-vanguard-group-and-creator-of-the-index-fund-dies-at-age-89.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Bogle)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on January 16, 2019, 09:47:12 PM
(https://media.altpress.com/uploads/2019/01/the_germs_slash_records-696x398.jpg)

Germs bassist Lorna Doom reportedly dies at 50

Bassist Lorna Doom (Teresa Ryan) of the legendary LA punk band the Germs has reportedly died at the age of 50. Her passing was confirmed via Facebook by former Germs drummer Don Bolles.

“Lorna” was all Bolles wrote in a Facebook post, later adding in the comments, “she left this mortal coil today around 1.”

------

Don't remember her but remember The Germs. RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 17, 2019, 11:35:45 AM
Bradley Bolke
Voice actor dies at 93

Bolke's career flourished mostly in the 1960s and early 1970s. Aided by his brother Dayton Allen, he mainly secured minor and supporting roles in shows like Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (Chumley the Walrus), Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on the comedy album The First Family, and an elf named Jangle Bells in the TV special The Year Without a Santa Claus.

Obituary from MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bradley-bolke-chumley-the-walrus-on-tennessee-tuxedo-cartoons-dies-at-93/ar-BBSlu6J)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Bolke)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093032/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 17, 2019, 06:05:29 PM
Turk Schonert
Backup quarterback turned NFL assistant coach dies at 62

🐅15
Schonert's jersey number with Cincinnati

Schonert was a backup quarterback who spent nine seasons in the NFL, most of them with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was a member of the Bengals' two Super Bowl-losing teams. Despite poor individual statistics (nearly twice as many interceptions as touchdowns), his win-loss record in the 12 games he started was a respectable 7-5.

Schonert spent much of the next two decades as an assistant coach in the NFL, working as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator to mixed success. His lone head coaching job was in the UFL, coaching the Sacramento Mountain Lions during the team's last, financially-strapped season in 2012.

Schonert died January 17, two days after turning 62.

Death notice from Pro Football Talk (https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/01/17/report-turk-schonert-dies-at-the-age-of-62/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turk_Schonert)

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/players/profile?id=SCH469430)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 18, 2019, 04:28:18 PM
Glen Wood
Co-founder of the longest-running racing team in NASCAR dies at 93

Wood, along with his brother Leonard, established Wood Brothers Racing in 1950. Notable for being staunch loyalists to Ford Motor Company, all of their vehicles to date have been Fords. Himself a competent, although never elite, driver, he spent 12 years on the NASCAR Grand National circuit (1953 to 1964) and his company has continued to field cars in the top-level series ever since (the number 21 was long associated with the company), known for their expertise in fast pit stops. In addition to their long track record in NASCAR, they also served as a pit crew for the winning entry in the 1965 Indianapolis 500, their only appearance in that race. Notable racers in the number 21 car over the years included David Pearson, Neil Bonnett, Kyle Petty, Morgan Shepherd, Michael Waltrip, Elliott Sadler, Ricky Rudd, Trevor Bayne, Ryan Blaney and most recently Paul Menard.

Wood is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and was named one of the sport's 50 Greatest Drivers (despite his mediocre personal record) of its first 50 years in 1998. Wood died January 18 of old age-related diseases.

Obituary from the Associated Press (https://www.apnews.com/0e00113226fb4edd88a38602af525eaa)

Wood Brothers Racing on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Brothers_Racing)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 19, 2019, 02:06:33 PM
Boo
Internet celebrity dubbed the "world's cutest dog" dies at 12

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxRKdgJXQAAj5li.jpg)

The Pomeranian with a short haircut quickly earned a reputation as the World's Cutest Dog, having tens of millions of followers on social media.

Boo died January 18 of what its owners suspected was broken heart syndrome stemming from the recent death of Boo's brother.

Obituary from People magazine (https://people.com/pets/boo-the-pomeranian-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo_(dog))
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on January 19, 2019, 05:26:37 PM
I had never heard of him before today.  But I have to admit he's cute as all get out.  Died pretty young for a dog that small.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GtHawk on January 20, 2019, 01:01:27 AM
I had never heard of him before today.  But I have to admit he's cute as all get out.  Died pretty young for a dog that small.
Somebody says Boo to you for 12 years, eventually it's gonna get ya! At 12 he was at the low end, they generally live 12-16 years. Still that seems short for a small breed. My Mastador is an old man going on eleven, but then he's a big dog 150 pounds.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 20, 2019, 04:52:45 AM
The movie 'Argo' portrayed Tony Mendez.

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‘Argo’ spy Tony Mendez who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran dies aged 78 following battle with Parkinson's and Ben Affleck who played him in the movie dubs him 'a true American hero'

    Former spy Tony Mendez died Saturday after a battle with Parkinson's disease
    The 25-year CIA veteran left behind his wife Joanna and son Jesse
    His work inspired the 2012 film Argo starring Ben Affleck
    He smuggled six State Department employees out of Tehran during the 1979-1981 hostage crisis in Iran by posing as an Irish filmmaker with his crew
    Affleck paid tribute to Mendez in a tweet calling him 'a true American hero'


(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/20/06/8751870-6611817-image-a-8_1547966904911.jpg)
Tony Mendez, the spy who inspired the 2012 thriller movie Argo, passed away Saturday after a battle with Parkinson's disease. he is seen here in a photo from the 80s

Published: 01:09 EST, 20 January 2019 | Updated: 01:55 EST, 20 January 2019

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6611817/Ben-Affleck-pays-tribute-Tony-Mendez-Argo-spy-dies-aged-78-following-Parkinsons-battle.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6611817/Ben-Affleck-pays-tribute-Tony-Mendez-Argo-spy-dies-aged-78-following-Parkinsons-battle.html)   

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWKWElEwjqg#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 20, 2019, 12:42:37 PM
Somebody says Boo to you for 12 years, eventually it's gonna get ya! At 12 he was at the low end, they generally live 12-16 years. Still that seems short for a small breed. My Mastador is an old man going on eleven, but then he's a big dog 150 pounds.
My German shorthair pointer, Lola, died last June . . . at age 20, four years longer than her breed is known at maximum to live.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GtHawk on January 20, 2019, 04:23:29 PM
My German shorthair pointer, Lola, died last June . . . at age 20, four years longer than her breed is known at maximum to live.
You were blessed to have those extra years of companionship and obviously lavished her with love  and care that she stayed the extra years. My old man is not quite a giant breed being only half English Mastiff but he looks like a giant next to most Labradors. he is starting to have more joint issues with arthritis and I count each day as special.

There is nothing quite like the relationship and love between a dog and it's human.

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2644xvq.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: kevindavis on January 20, 2019, 04:37:36 PM
Boo
Internet celebrity dubbed the "world's cutest dog" dies at 12

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxRKdgJXQAAj5li.jpg)

The Pomeranian with a short haircut quickly earned a reputation as the World's Cutest Dog, having tens of millions of followers on social media.

Boo died January 18 of what its owners suspected was broken heart syndrome stemming from the recent death of Boo's brother.

Obituary from People magazine (https://people.com/pets/boo-the-pomeranian-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo_(dog))


In all fairness, the ancient dogs from 10,000 years ago would laugh at dogs like Boo..
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on January 20, 2019, 07:04:00 PM
Somebody says Boo to you for 12 years, eventually it's gonna get ya! .



That's the truth!!

My SIL had a black cat named Boo that escaped on Halloween.  She walked thru a new neighborhood calling for him. She was afraid the neighbors were going to call the people in the while coats on her. 88finger point
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on January 21, 2019, 01:55:45 PM


That's the truth!!

My SIL had a black cat named Boo that escaped on Halloween.  She walked thru a new neighborhood calling for him. She was afraid the neighbors were going to call the people in the while coats on her. 88finger point
We had two Lab Cocker mixes. One was named Boo after the Lobo Song: Me and you and a dog named Boo, the other was named Jake after the Hoyt Axton song: Della and he dealer and a dog named Jake.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 22, 2019, 06:56:56 AM
Maxine Brown of the Browns has passed on.

"The Three Bells" was there most well-known hit.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DoFi9kLZfs#)

Quote
Country Music Hall of Famer Maxine Brown Russell of The Browns dead at 87
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/01/21/country-music-hall-famer-maxine-brown-russell-browns-died/2640920002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/01/21/country-music-hall-famer-maxine-brown-russell-browns-died/2640920002/)

That song to me, was always one of those very unique types of songs, nothing really sounded like it. It was adapted from a French song which Edith Piaf performed. It's true true origins, I'm unsure about.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 23, 2019, 08:25:05 PM
Russell Baker
Essayist, humorist and former host of Masterpiece Theatre dies at 93

Obituary from The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/business/media/russell-baker-dead-pulitzer.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Baker)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: andy58-in-nh on January 23, 2019, 08:33:07 PM
Russell Baker
Essayist, humorist and former host of Masterpiece Theatre dies at 93

Obituary from The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/business/media/russell-baker-dead-pulitzer.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Baker)

A great writer and humorist, the likes of which the Times long ago abandoned in favor of smarmy hacks and elitist prigs.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 23, 2019, 09:24:52 PM
A great writer and humorist, the likes of which the Times long ago abandoned in favor of smarmy hacks and elitist prigs.
I grew up reading him in the Times. I have his collections of columns . . .

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/710TpcE43KL.jpg) (https://www.antichay.com/pictures/medium/14553.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51y88paK%2BqL._SX298_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

. . . and they still amuse and instruct. RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 26, 2019, 09:37:56 AM
Michel Legrand
French composer best known for "The Windmills of Your Mind" dies at 86

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Michel_Legrand_Cabourg_2015.jpg/230px-Michel_Legrand_Cabourg_2015.jpg)

Legrand recorded a significant amount of jazz but was most prolific in film scoring, composing 200 scores for various films. He received 13 Academy Award nominations over the course of his career, winning three Oscars. He had two significant chart hits: the theme from the TV film Brian's Song reached number 56 on the Billboard charts, while "The Windmills of Your Mind," from the original 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair, became a top-ten hit in the UK for Noel Harrison, then on both sides of the Atlantic from Dusty Springfield.

Obituary from the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47013214?ocid=socialflow_twitter)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Legrand)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXFh-mYh2dQ#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 26, 2019, 11:49:24 AM
RIP Michel Legrand, who also wrote the beautiful theme to this film . . .

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHezowVjDX4#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 26, 2019, 12:01:16 PM
Russell Baker
Essayist, humorist and former host of Masterpiece Theatre dies at 93

Obituary from The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/business/media/russell-baker-dead-pulitzer.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Baker)

So far a bad year for writers
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on January 26, 2019, 06:03:48 PM
Julius Campbell, a key player from the T.C. Williams ‘Remember the Titans’ team, dies at 65 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/01/26/julius-campbell-key-player-tc-williams-remember-titans-team-dies/?utm_term=.026a59013ca9)

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Julius Campbell, a former high school football star who was portrayed in the 2000 film “Remember the Titans,” died Friday of organ failure. He was 65.

Campbell attended T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., and graduated in 1973. After Alexandria integrated its three high schools, students were all housed at T.C. Williams in 1971. The school’s football team, the Titans, went undefeated that season and won the Virginia AAA state championship, defeating now-defunct Andrew Lewis High School of Salem, 27-0.

The story of the football season amid the city’s racial tensions inspired the film. In the cinematic depiction, Campbell, played by Wood Harris, befriends white linebacker Gerry Bertier and the pair’s bond becomes part of the team’s success.

“Julius was very, very instrumental on that team at simply getting kids to just talk to one another, kids who never talked to kids from another race their entire lives,” said Herman Boone, who coached the Titans from 1971 to 1979. “By doing so, they learned many things about each other that were not passed down to them and for that, the world owes Julius a debt of gratitude" . . .
RIP Mr. Campbell. You had guts and heart.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on January 28, 2019, 03:38:59 PM
Don’t know if anyone watches “Top Chef” (I do) but this very talented chef died this weekend way to young. Fatima Ali

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/obituaries/fatima-ali-dead-chef.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/obituaries/fatima-ali-dead-chef.html)

RIP. She was the fan favorite on the previous season , 15, Colorado. She was also on “Chopped”
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 28, 2019, 04:14:54 PM
Yes, I had heard of her.

(https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/6623c33/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2000x1125+0+0/resize/1280x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewscripps.brightspotcdn.com%2F8a%2Fec%2F832df65c461dbe1a09dafcfaa4e8%2Fs104466406.JPG)
https://www.wptv.com/tablet-showcase/entertainment/fatima-ali-top-chef-fan-favorite-dies-at-29-after-yearlong-battle-with-cancer (https://www.wptv.com/tablet-showcase/entertainment/fatima-ali-top-chef-fan-favorite-dies-at-29-after-yearlong-battle-with-cancer)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 29, 2019, 03:23:39 PM
James Ingram
R&B singer who hit his heyday in the 1980s dies at 66

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/James_Imgram_1998.jpg/220px-James_Imgram_1998.jpg)

Among Ingram's biggest hits included "Baby Come to Me," Öne Hundred Ways," "I Don't Have the Heart," and the duet "Somewhere Out There" with Linda Ronstadt.

Ingram's death was announced by his friend Debbie Allen.

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ingram)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65ZPd11gxY#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on January 29, 2019, 03:26:53 PM
James Ingram
R&B singer who hit his heyday in the 1980s dies at 66

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/James_Imgram_1998.jpg/220px-James_Imgram_1998.jpg)

Among Ingram's biggest hits included "Baby Come to Me," Öne Hundred Ways," "I Don't Have the Heart," and the duet "Somewhere Out There" with Linda Ronstadt.

Ingram's death was announced by his friend Debbie Allen.

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ingram)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65ZPd11gxY#)

Damn, too young.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: godblessRonaldReagan on January 29, 2019, 03:41:21 PM
Yes, I had heard of her.

(https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/6623c33/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2000x1125+0+0/resize/1280x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewscripps.brightspotcdn.com%2F8a%2Fec%2F832df65c461dbe1a09dafcfaa4e8%2Fs104466406.JPG)
https://www.wptv.com/tablet-showcase/entertainment/fatima-ali-top-chef-fan-favorite-dies-at-29-after-yearlong-battle-with-cancer (https://www.wptv.com/tablet-showcase/entertainment/fatima-ali-top-chef-fan-favorite-dies-at-29-after-yearlong-battle-with-cancer)

Just Damn. I really liked her on Top Chef.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 30, 2019, 08:27:40 PM
Dick Miller
Ubiquitous B-movie fixture dies at 90

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Dick_Miller_as_Walter_Paisley.png/320px-Dick_Miller_as_Walter_Paisley.png)

Miller began his film acting career as a regular actor in low-budget films by Roger Corman, and for his first seven years, he only appeared in Corman's films. This eventually expanded to a 100-film career, as several of Corman's protégés, including Joe Dante (who worked Miller into every single film he directed) and Jonathan Kaplan, hired Miller for their own films. As a running gag, several of Miller's characters all shared the name "Walter Paisley." He secured some smaller bit parts in films by bigger-name directors like Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg over the course of his career as well.

Obituary from Variety (https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dick-miller-dead-dies-gremlins-terminator-1203124265/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Miller)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588241/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 31, 2019, 01:27:30 AM
Louisa Moritz, who was in 'One flew over the Cuckoo's nest' and per the aricle, a Cosby accuser.  Probably, a lot of other films. Rest in peace.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/actress-louisa-moritz-dies-at-72/ar-BBSXBNg?li=BBnbfcL&OCID=ansmsnnews11 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/actress-louisa-moritz-dies-at-72/ar-BBSXBNg?li=BBnbfcL&OCID=ansmsnnews11)

Born in Havana.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on January 31, 2019, 11:04:56 PM
You may not know the name, you have heard his guitar on my songs:

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Harold Bradley, Country Hall of Famer and Key Music Row Figure, Dies at 93
Bradley was a part of Nashville’s recording scene for more than seven decades. A member of Nashville’s famed “A-team” group of studio musicians, Bradley played on many of Nashville’s greatest hits. His staggering list of credits includes Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces,” “Crazy,” She’s Got You” and “Sweet Dreams,” along with Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Elvis Presley’s “Devil in Disguise,” Roy Orbison’s “Crying” and “Only the Lonely,” Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry,” Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away,” Alan Jackson’s “Here in The Real World,” Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” Red Foley’s “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy,” Johnny Horton’s “Battle of New Orleans,” Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John,” John Anderson’s “Swingin’,”  Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man,” Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin’,” the Everly Brothers’ “Ebony Eyes” — and so many more that a complete discography would turn this piece from an obituary into a book.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/harold-bradley-country-hall-of-fame-member-studio-guitarist-dies-at-93-1203124996/ (https://variety.com/2019/music/news/harold-bradley-country-hall-of-fame-member-studio-guitarist-dies-at-93-1203124996/)

Some of the licks on these sound like they came from the same guitar:

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcMLwMEeMQ#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 01, 2019, 05:06:01 PM
Ron Joyce
Founder of Tim Hortons dies at 88

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ad/Ronald_V_Joyce.jpg/220px-Ronald_V_Joyce.jpg)

Joyce began his life in rural Nova Scotia, raised by a widowed mother in a house with no electricity or indoor plumbing. After moving to Hamilton, Ontario in his youth, he joined the Canadian Forces, then found work as a police officer before, in 1964, he was approached by Tim Horton, a star defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, about launching a donut chain. Joyce borrowed $10,000 from the local credit union and helped launch Tim Horton's Cafe and Bake Shop.

The chain quickly grew into Canada's largest donut shop, with over 3,600 locations; it began a successful entry into the U.S. market in the 21st century. The company merged with Wendy's in 1992 after Joyce met Dave Thomas at a grand opening for a franchisee's joint Wendy's/Tim Hortons location. After the two companies split apart a few years later, in 2014, Brazilian equity firm 3G Capital (who also own Burger King) bought the chain.

At the time of his death, Joyce had an estimated net worth of around $1.4 billion in U.S. dollars.

Obituary from the CBC (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/tim-hortons-ron-joyce-died-1.5001820)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Joyce)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 01, 2019, 08:48:42 PM
Wade Wilson
Quarterback who spent 19 years in the NFL as a backup dies at 60

1111
Wilson's jersey number with the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys

Wilson, an alumnus of East Texas State University, signed as a late-round draft pick with the Minnesota Vikings in 1981. He spent the next 11 seasons with the Vikings, serving primarily as their backup quarterback. He spent the next eight years as a journeyman quarterback, including a stint in Oakland where he was older than Jon Gruden, his head coach. After retiring, he moved into a quarterbacks-coach position, spending 18 seasons in that role, most of them with the Dallas Cowboys, with whom Wilson had briefly played in the latter part of his career. Wilson left the Cowboys after 2017.

Wilson was found dead the morning of February 1.

Obituary from the Dallas Morning News (https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2019/02/01/former-dallas-cowboys-assistant-coach-wade-wilson-dies-60)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Wilson_(American_football))

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/player/wadewilson/2503760/profile)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on February 01, 2019, 08:56:54 PM
Wade Wilson
Quarterback who spent 19 years in the NFL as a backup dies at 60

1111
Wilson's jersey number with the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys

Wilson, an alumnus of East Texas State University, signed as a late-round draft pick with the Minnesota Vikings in 1981. He spent the next 11 seasons with the Vikings, serving primarily as their backup quarterback. He spent the next eight years as a journeyman quarterback, including a stint in Oakland where he was older than Jon Gruden, his head coach. After retiring, he moved into a quarterbacks-coach position, spending 18 seasons in that role, most of them with the Dallas Cowboys, with whom Wilson had briefly played in the latter part of his career. Wilson left the Cowboys after 2017.

Wilson was found dead the morning of February 1.

Obituary from the Dallas Morning News (https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2019/02/01/former-dallas-cowboys-assistant-coach-wade-wilson-dies-60)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Wilson_(American_football))

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/player/wadewilson/2503760/profile)

Pretty shocking that a 60-year old in seemingly good health would suddenly drop dead like that.   Didn't realize he had diabetes for all those years, that might explain it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on February 03, 2019, 04:52:44 PM
Les Thornton dead at 84 (professional wrestler)

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The well-traveled Les Thornton, former NWA World junior heavyweight champion, has died. He was 84 years old. His wife, Terry, posted the news Facebook: "It is with great sadness we share that Les Thornton peacefully took his leave on February 1, 2019 at 11:15 am, with his devoted wife, Terry at his side." ...

Born in Salford, England, Thornton put in 34 years into the pro wrestling business.

"I broke in the business in 1957 and I didn't come to the States until 1970," he told this writer in 2004. Previous to that, he played professional rugby for 12 years. A few other colleagues went from rugby to wrestling, including Pete Viller, who worked as Pat Curry, and Tommy "Time Bomb" Murthy...

More (http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2019/02/03/22792238.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Thornton)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 03, 2019, 08:10:15 PM
Bob Friend, Pirates pitching legend, dies at 88

Bob Friend, an ironman right-handed pitcher who never spent a day on the disabled list during his 16-year major-league career, died Sunday. He was 88.

Friend was a poster boy for the Pirates in the 1950s and 1960s. The 20-year-old was thrust into the starting rotation in 1951 and asked to ride out the storm. The pitiful Pirates lost more than 100 games in three of his four seasons; he had 50 losses to his name before age 24.

As the kid pitcher grew, so did the ballclub. In 1955, Friend became the first pitcher to have the league’s lowest ERA, at 2.83, while playing for a last-place team. In 1958, he led the league with a career-best 22 wins. In 1960, the four-time All-Star became a World Series champion. ...  Post-Gazette (https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2019/02/03/bob-friend-death-pirates-pitcher-obit/stories/201902030203)
(https://kubrick.htvapps.com/htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/images/bob-friend-jpg-1549241670.jpg?crop=0.995xw:1.00xh;0.00326xw,0&resize=900:*)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 03, 2019, 09:04:32 PM
Thanks  @mountaineer   I remember Friend from when the Pirates didn't stink.  Part of the World Series championship team in 1960.  And he wasn't bad in political office either. 

Rest in peace, Bob Friend.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 04, 2019, 09:42:34 AM
Kristoff St. John
Soap opera actor dubbed the "Denzel of Daytime" dies at 52

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/Kristoff_St._John_%2846716837661%29.jpg/201px-Kristoff_St._John_%2846716837661%29.jpg)

St. John played Neil Winters, a staple of the long-running CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, for 28 years.

He was found dead February 3 of an alcohol-related misadventure. He had experienced numerous bouts of mental instability since his son committed suicide in 2014.

Obituary/death notice from TMZ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/04/kristoff-st-john-dead-dies-alcohol-young-and-the-restless/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristoff_St._John)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820658/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on February 04, 2019, 11:49:14 AM
Julie Adams, Damsel in Distress in 'Creature From the Black Lagoon,' Dies at 92

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Julie Adams, the comely brunette with the cascading curls best remembered as the damsel in distress in the 1954 horror classic Creature From the Black Lagoon, has died. She was 92.

Adams died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, her son Mitchell Danton, a TV editor, told The Hollywood Reporter.

In more than six decades in film and on television, Adams also starred with Donald O'Connor in Francis Joins the WACS (1954), played opposite Elvis Presley in Tickle Me (1965) and appeared with Dennis Hopper in The Last Movie (1971) and with John Wayne in McQ (1974).

Fans of Murder, She Wrote know Adams for playing the eccentric realtor Eve Simpson on the long-running Angela Lansbury starrer, and in the early 1970s, she portrayed Jimmy Stewart's wife in the legendary actor's first foray into starring on his own series.

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/julie-adams-dead-creature-black-lagoon-actress-was-92-1047543)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Adams)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0011105/)

Official site (http://www.julieadams.biz/)

(http://img06.deviantart.net/0bfb/i/2012/077/9/c/creature_from_the_black_lagoon_21_by_farzelgaart-d4t5b9o.gif)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 04, 2019, 12:01:44 PM
Godspeed Ms Adams! I can't say how many times my granddaughter and I watched The Creature ... (her favorite movie as a kid), and what fond memories that has given me. My wife has probably seen every episode of Murder, She Wrote as well.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 04, 2019, 01:06:01 PM
One of the best monster movies and versus the other genre, Wolfman, Frankstein, the Mummy and so on, the only bad thing about the Creature from the Black Lagoon was there was only one made. These others had kind of a series on them, even if some admittedly are not that stellar.

I always wished they had an additional movie,  the Creature was made in 1954, so a late entry compared to the others.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1619/25202468172_24dc2b0957_b.jpg)

I did see that episode.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 04, 2019, 02:04:31 PM
One of the best monster movies and versus the other genre, Wolfman, Frankstein, the Mummy and so on, the only bad thing about the Creature from the Black Lagoon was there was only one made. These others had kind of a series on them, even if some admittedly are not that stellar.

I always wished they had an additional movie,  the Creature was made in 1954, so a late entry compared to the others.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1619/25202468172_24dc2b0957_b.jpg)

I did see that episode.
Actually, there was another https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048554/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048554/) (Revenge of the Creature from The Black Lagoon 1955)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 04, 2019, 04:11:09 PM
Godspeed Ms Adams! I can't say how many times my granddaughter and I watched The Creature ... (her favorite movie as a kid), and what fond memories that has given me. My wife has probably seen every episode of Murder, She Wrote as well.

I remember her from “Murder She wrote” I also remeber her playing a girlfriend of Jim Hutton in “Ellery Queen”. I’ve seen every episode of Murder she wrote.

Rip Ms Adams
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 04, 2019, 04:13:30 PM
Dick Miller
Ubiquitous B-movie fixture dies at 90

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Dick_Miller_as_Walter_Paisley.png/320px-Dick_Miller_as_Walter_Paisley.png)

Miller began his film acting career as a regular actor in low-budget films by Roger Corman, and for his first seven years, he only appeared in Corman's films. This eventually expanded to a 100-film career, as several of Corman's protégés, including Joe Dante (who worked Miller into every single film he directed) and Jonathan Kaplan, hired Miller for their own films. As a running gag, several of Miller's characters all shared the name "Walter Paisley." He secured some smaller bit parts in films by bigger-name directors like Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg over the course of his career as well.

Obituary from Variety (https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dick-miller-dead-dies-gremlins-terminator-1203124265/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Miller)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588241/)


Was this the guy from “The Twilight Zone” who was sent to the cornfield and became a jack in the box? It’s driving me crazy
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on February 04, 2019, 04:28:13 PM

Was this the guy from “The Twilight Zone” who was sent to the cornfield and became a jack in the box? It’s driving me crazy

According to the Wiki entry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Good_Life_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29), the character that happened to was Dan Hollis, played by Don Keefer; his IMDB entry is here. (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0444411/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t3)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 04, 2019, 04:32:16 PM
Thanks forgot about IMDb.

@Ghost Bear
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on February 04, 2019, 04:50:44 PM
Thanks forgot about IMDb.

@Ghost Bear

You're welcome!  happy77

For what it's worth, Dick Miller played the pawn shop clerk in "The Terminator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIPCn-aYMoM#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on February 06, 2019, 10:22:24 AM
Henry A. Jaume Sr. Obituary
Henry A. Jaume, Sr. Age 65, Passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Determined not to watch Super Bowl LIII. He was a native of New Orleans, Veteran of the U.S. Army, Police Officer with the Kenner Police Department and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office. He is also past master of Arthur M. Retif Lodge 473. Henry was the life of the party wherever he went. He was charismatic, with a great sense of humor and quick wit. He always made us laugh. He loved being with his family having Easter Crawfish boils and New Year's eve fireworks, going to the Saints game and traveling in his Tiffin Motor Home with wife and loyal fur buddy Hank. He is the son of the late Melba Dies Bourgeois and Charles Jaume. Sr. He is survived by his wife and Soulmate Carey Lambert Jaume. His children, Jason C. Jaume, Sr., Shane Woodward (Geri), Jessica Jaume, Amanda Ochoa (Dominic), Henry A. Jaume, Jr. (Jessica), 11 grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. The Family will receive friends and have a Masonic Service Tuesday February 5 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday February 6 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua 4640 Canal Street. Interment private. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be left at www.schoenfh.com (http://www.schoenfh.com).
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2019

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=henry-a-jaume&pid=191451628&fhid=4708 (https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=henry-a-jaume&pid=191451628&fhid=4708)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 06, 2019, 10:16:28 PM
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Israeli-American Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein dies at 67
Eckstein raised over $1.3 billion, and until his death raised more than $140 million a year, mostly from Evangelicals, to assist Israel and the Jewish people.
By Jeremy Sharon
February 6, 2019 18:03
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Israeli-American-Rabbi-Yechiel-Eckstein-dies-at-67-579891 (https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Israeli-American-Rabbi-Yechiel-Eckstein-dies-at-67-579891)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 07, 2019, 11:28:20 AM
I just read on Bookface Bob Massie ("The Property Guy" on Fox businesss) died of cancer.  No details yet.

Story on Fox News:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bob-massi-real-estate-attorney-fox-news-legal-analyst-dead (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bob-massi-real-estate-attorney-fox-news-legal-analyst-dead)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 07, 2019, 02:45:48 PM
Baseball loses a giant . . .

Reports: Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and MLB's first black manager, dies at 83 (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/frank-robinson-hall-famer-mlbs-first-black-manager-dies-83-192855868.html)

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Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson died Thursday after battling a long illness, according to MASN in Baltimore. He was 83 years old.

Known for his elite talent and intense demeanor, Robinson became a central figure in advancing Major League Baseball’s integration of black players after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.

Robinson exploded on the scene in 1956 and for the next six decades established a legacy that’s second to none. That includes becoming MLB’s first black manager in 1974.

On the field, Robinson was a history maker as well. After signing with the Cincinnati Reds in 1953, he faced a tough road filled with racist taunts and death threats. It’s a road Robinson not only overcame, but conquered en route to producing one of the greatest careers in MLB history.

Robinson is still the only player to win MVP in both leagues, earning National League honors with the Reds in 1961 and the American League award with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966. At age 20, he was voted NL Rookie of the Year after hitting a then rookie-record 38 home runs. He went on to make 14 All-Star game appearances, and currently ranks tenth on the all-time home run list with 586 . . .
He had a wicked sense of humour, too. Once on the Baltimore team bus, as it approached a junkyard, Robinson hollered for the driver to stop---so less-than-sure-handed outfielder Curt Blefary could pick out a new glove.

Robinson was also at the plate for one of the most infamous hours in Phillies history---Cincinnati rookie Chico Ruiz stealing home off Philadelphia pitcher Art Mahaffey, who was so startled by Ruiz's break that his pitch sailed away from Robinson, who was himself shocked at the steal attempt---for the only run of a Reds win that started the notorious Phillies ten-game losing streak that helped cost them a pennant they seemed to have in the bank.

Robinson was also the first manager of the Washington Nationals when they began playing in D.C.

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 07, 2019, 03:19:35 PM
Frank Robinson, Rest In Peace, definitely know who he was.

For a time being, the Orioles were the winningest sports franchise around, so they say, those days are long gone but I think it kept up even to the early '80s. It's all in the details as well I guess, between trophies or just straight wins. I'm not sure how it is measured and I can't find anything on it right off.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on February 07, 2019, 03:21:56 PM
Baseball loses a giant . . .

Reports: Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and MLB's first black manager, dies at 83 (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/frank-robinson-hall-famer-mlbs-first-black-manager-dies-83-192855868.html)
He had a wicked sense of humour, too. Once on the Baltimore team bus, as it approached a junkyard, Robinson hollered for the driver to stop---so less-than-sure-handed outfielder Curt Blefary could pick out a new glove.

Robinson was also at the plate for one of the most infamous hours in Phillies history---Cincinnati rookie Chico Ruiz stealing home off Philadelphia pitcher Art Mahaffey, who was so startled by Ruiz's break that his pitch sailed away from Robinson, who was himself shocked at the steal attempt---for the only run of a Reds win that started the notorious Phillies ten-game losing streak that helped cost them a pennant they seemed to have in the bank.

Robinson was also the first manager of the Washington Nationals when they began playing in D.C.

RIP.

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Robinson)
 
Player stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/robinfr02.shtml)
 
Managerial stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/robinfr02.shtml)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 07, 2019, 03:36:27 PM
Another baseball great gone.  Rest in peace, Mr. Robinson. 

Thanks for the funny story, @EasyAce
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 07, 2019, 04:04:36 PM
I just read on Bookface Bob Massie ("The Property Guy" on Fox businesss) died of cancer.  No details yet.

Story on Fox News:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bob-massi-real-estate-attorney-fox-news-legal-analyst-dead (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bob-massi-real-estate-attorney-fox-news-legal-analyst-dead)

RIP, I think I watched some of his shows.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 07, 2019, 04:08:39 PM
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkr2Fz5jgAE#)

I'd never seen this before...mildly interesting.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 07, 2019, 04:43:49 PM
Another baseball great gone.  Rest in peace, Mr. Robinson. 

Thanks for the funny story, @EasyAce
@Applewood
Frank Robinson started the kangaroo court in the Oriole clubhouse in 1969 (yes, that's future Mets and Orioles manager Davey Johnson pleading before Hizzoner):

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1d/be/fd/1dbefdaa1fac8f57c741b605fffb1815.jpg)

And under his guidance the O's kangaroo court took the accumulated fines on the season and, after the season, instead of tossing a team party like a lot of teams do with their kangaroo court fines, the Orioles donated the money to Cincinnati catcher Pat Corrales---whose wife died that season while giving birth to their fourth child.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 07, 2019, 04:59:09 PM
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkr2Fz5jgAE#)

I'd never seen this before...mildly interesting.
@TomSea
I remember that game very well.

It was actually of a piece for Robinson as a manager---he always looked for any little edge, any little break, on behalf of a little psychological warfare.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 07, 2019, 05:05:40 PM
I thought Frank Robinson was a fairly renown slugger.  @EasyAce

Triple Crown in '66? I did not know this though, it makes sense if so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Robinson
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 07, 2019, 05:15:58 PM
I thought Frank Robinson was a fairly renown slugger.  @EasyAce

Triple Crown in '66? I did not know this though, it makes sense if so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Robinson
Robinson was a renowned hitter in his playing days; it got him into the Hall of Fame. (He's still the only player ever to win Most Valuable Player awards in both leagues.)

He was also baseball's first black manager and got to manage sixteen major league seasons.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 07, 2019, 09:49:22 PM
John Dingell, Jr.
Michigan Democrat who spent almost 60 years in Congress dies at 92

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/John_dingell.jpg/171px-John_dingell.jpg)

Dingell ascended to Congress following the death of his father John Dingell, Sr.; between the two of them, someone named "John Dingell" represented suburban Detroit from 1932 until John Jr. retired after the 2014 elections. A relic of his father's Roosevelt-era New Deal politics, Dingell was pro-union and in favor of expanding the welfare state, while at the same time one of the Democratic Party's most staunch Second Amendment defenders, at one point serving on the board of the NRA.

Obituary from Politico (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/john-dingell-the-longest-serving-member-of-congress-dies-at-93-1154038)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dingell)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on February 07, 2019, 10:00:38 PM
John Dingell, Jr.
Michigan Democrat who spent almost 60 years in Congress dies at 92

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/John_dingell.jpg/171px-John_dingell.jpg)

Dingell ascended to Congress following the death of his father John Dingell, Sr.; between the two of them, someone named "John Dingell" represented suburban Detroit from 1932 until John Jr. retired after the 2014 elections. A relic of his father's Roosevelt-era New Deal politics, Dingell was pro-union and in favor of expanding the welfare state, while at the same time one of the Democratic Party's most staunch Second Amendment defenders, at one point serving on the board of the NRA.

Obituary from Politico (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/john-dingell-the-longest-serving-member-of-congress-dies-at-93-1154038)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dingell)

Oh well. How 'bout them Hawkeyes?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 07, 2019, 10:17:40 PM


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Radio Host Dead at 49 After Being Struck by Amtrak Train

Conservative talk radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson was killed by an Amtrak train on Tuesday.

Thompson, 49, was struck while jogging along the train tracks in Haltom City, Texas, The Dallas News reported. Wireless earbuds were found at the scene of the accident. It’s not yet clear if they belonged to the radio host.

https://newsbreakinglive.com/2019/02/07/radio-host-dead-at-49-after-being-struck-by-amtrak-train/

This is shocking, happened two days ago...
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on February 07, 2019, 11:51:30 PM

This is shocking, happened two days ago...

Sometimes stupid not only hurts, it will kill you dead.  I am very failure with that area. We had to cross those tracks that ran North South parallel to Hwy 377 to get anywhere from I-35W. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Frank Cannon on February 08, 2019, 12:04:16 AM
Sometimes stupid not only hurts, it will kill you dead.  I am very failure with that area. We had to cross those tracks that ran North South parallel to Hwy 377 to get anywhere from I-35W.

Yeah but you crossed those tracks and didn't run down them with earbuds blasting. I liked Docs show but this has Darwin Award written all over it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on February 08, 2019, 12:20:01 AM
Yeah but you crossed those tracks and didn't run down them with earbuds blasting. I liked Docs show but this has Darwin Award written all over it.

I am surprised it was an Amtrak Train that kilt him.  There are at least 30 BSNF trains running up and down those tracks.   I should mention that corridor is a Quiet Zone. No Train whistles allowed.   It is very possible this dumbass never knew what hit him.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 08, 2019, 09:05:35 AM
Albert Finney, British actor and Oscar nominee has died aged 82 after a short Illness.

BBC breaking
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on February 08, 2019, 09:32:49 AM
Baseball loses a giant . . .

Reports: Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and MLB's first black manager, dies at 83 (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/frank-robinson-hall-famer-mlbs-first-black-manager-dies-83-192855868.html)
He had a wicked sense of humour, too. Once on the Baltimore team bus, as it approached a junkyard, Robinson hollered for the driver to stop---so less-than-sure-handed outfielder Curt Blefary could pick out a new glove.

Robinson was also at the plate for one of the most infamous hours in Phillies history---Cincinnati rookie Chico Ruiz stealing home off Philadelphia pitcher Art Mahaffey, who was so startled by Ruiz's break that his pitch sailed away from Robinson, who was himself shocked at the steal attempt---for the only run of a Reds win that started the notorious Phillies ten-game losing streak that helped cost them a pennant they seemed to have in the bank.

Robinson was also the first manager of the Washington Nationals when they began playing in D.C.

RIP.



This was one of the most impressive displays of power in MLB history.


https://www.mlb.com/cut4/frank-robinson-hits-541-foot-home-run-out-of-memorial-stadium-against-luis-tiant/c-228480878 (https://www.mlb.com/cut4/frank-robinson-hits-541-foot-home-run-out-of-memorial-stadium-against-luis-tiant/c-228480878)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 08, 2019, 12:42:03 PM
@Freya

Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82


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Albert Finney, one of the leading actors of the postwar period, has died after a short illness. He was 82.

The robust British performer began as a stage actor before transitioning to film. With his gravely voice and rumbling stare he brought an intense realism to his work, rising to fame in such 1960s classics as “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” and “Tom Jones.” He later memorably played Agatha Christie’s legendary sleuth Hercule Poirot in “Murder on the Orient Express” and impressed critics and audiences with towering performances in “The Dresser” and “Under the Volcano.” Finney was nominated for five Oscars but never won the prize.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/albert-finney-tom-jones-star-nominated-for-five-oscars-dies-at-82/ar-BBTkvMl?OCID=ansmsnnews11 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/albert-finney-tom-jones-star-nominated-for-five-oscars-dies-at-82/ar-BBTkvMl?OCID=ansmsnnews11)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney)

***

Loved him in Tom Jones.



Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 08, 2019, 01:20:34 PM


This was one of the most impressive displays of power in MLB history.


https://www.mlb.com/cut4/frank-robinson-hits-541-foot-home-run-out-of-memorial-stadium-against-luis-tiant/c-228480878 (https://www.mlb.com/cut4/frank-robinson-hits-541-foot-home-run-out-of-memorial-stadium-against-luis-tiant/c-228480878)
@edpc
That was the blast Brooks Robinson once said really pulled the 1966 Orioles together, even though when Frank Robinson first arrived at that first Oriole spring training it was Brooks Robinson who greeted him saying, "Frank, you're exactly what we need." I'm pretty sure that, considering the way Robinson shook out as an Oriole, the Reds had nothing but regrets about unloading him. (He's the best position player in the history of the Reds.)

Especially considering what happened to the pieces the Reds got in return for Robinson:

* Milt Pappas---The Reds had eyes for him as a possible rotation mate for ace Jim Maloney, after the team's overall pitching had the second-worst ERA in the National League in 1965 and led the league in walks, while Pappas had a 2.80 ERA that year. The problem was, Pappas came to the Reds feeling embittered because he'd been promised by the Orioles that he wouldn't be traded---a promise made the day before the Robinson deal was done. He proved serviceable for the Reds but not quite the pitcher they hoped they were getting. They unloaded him to the Braves after fifteen starts in 1968, partly because he was off to a slow start and partly because he objected when the team elected to play on a day most teams chose not to play in honour of the assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.

* Jack Baldschun---Once a premier relief pitcher for the Phillies, Baldschun inexplicably got doghoused by manager Gene Mauch in 1964 when the team acquired veteran Ed Roebuck for the bullpen. The bone of contention: Mauch decided he didn't like the screwball, which happened to be Baldschun's money pitch. Though Baldschun continued getting regular relief work the high-leverage spots began going to other lesser arms. After Baldschun and Mauch feuded in 1965 over whether Baldschun should save the screwball strictly as an out pitch when it was Baldschun's bread and butter pitch, Baldschun became expendable.

Weirdly enough, after the Phillies traded him to the Orioles after 1965, Baldschun never threw a pitch for the Orioles. Cincinnati's Bill DeWitt wanted Baldschun in his bullpen as badly as he wanted Pappas in the rotation, so Baldschun became part of the Robinson deal and went to the Reds---the team who drafted him before the Phillies acquired him as a minor leaguer in the first place. But Baldschun inexplicably began his decline in 1966 and in 1967 developed arm trouble. The Reds no longer wanted him but were embarrassed by the Robinson deal. Baldschun eventually went to the A's, who sent him on to the Padres where he had one final small taste of his former success before retiring.

* Dick Simpson---A journeyman outfielder, Simpson like Baldschun would never play a single inning for the Orioles after he was traded there by the Angels in 1965. Sort of a throw-in in the Robinson deal though the Reds needed some outfield help, Simpson never became more than a journeyman in an eight-year major league career, which included a spell with the 1969 Seattle Pilots of Ball Four fame. Tragically, Simpson is also the father of one of southern California's most notorious criminals: Colton Simpson, the Crip who's serving a 126-year sentence under California's three-strikes law for robbery and who wrote the insider account of life as a Crip, Inside the Crips: Life Inside L.A.'s Most Notorious Gang.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 08, 2019, 04:08:53 PM
@Freya

Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82



https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/albert-finney-tom-jones-star-nominated-for-five-oscars-dies-at-82/ar-BBTkvMl?OCID=ansmsnnews11 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/albert-finney-tom-jones-star-nominated-for-five-oscars-dies-at-82/ar-BBTkvMl?OCID=ansmsnnews11)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney)

***

Loved him in Tom Jones.

@Applewood never saw it but I’ll look for it.liked him as Herecules poirot
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 08, 2019, 05:08:51 PM
Oh well. How 'bout them Hawkeyes?
I almost put "poster ‘child’ for term limits" in Dingell's description, but better taste compelled me not to do so.

Fun fact: Dingell is an Anglicism. The family name, Polish as it is, was Dzieglewicz. It translates, in English, as "Smith."
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on February 08, 2019, 05:39:40 PM
@Freya

Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82



https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/albert-finney-tom-jones-star-nominated-for-five-oscars-dies-at-82/ar-BBTkvMl?OCID=ansmsnnews11 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/albert-finney-tom-jones-star-nominated-for-five-oscars-dies-at-82/ar-BBTkvMl?OCID=ansmsnnews11)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney)

***

Loved him in Tom Jones.

@Applewood

Me,too. I still remember how impressive that performance was all these decades later.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 10, 2019, 08:37:52 PM
Walter Jones Jr.
Representative from North Carolina dies on 76th birthday

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Walter_Jones%2C_official_portrait%2C_111th_Congress.jpg/220px-Walter_Jones%2C_official_portrait%2C_111th_Congress.jpg)

Jones, a Republican representing the Outer Banks of North Carolina, had served in Congress since 1993. Coming on the heels of the death of John Dingell, Jr., Jones similarly comes from a legacy lineage, ascending to Congress after the retirement of his father Walter Jones Sr., who had been in Congress since 1965. When being a Democrat in North Carolina was no longer politically convenient for him, he flipped to the Republican Party in the 1994 elections, narrowly defeating his Democrat challenger.

By the end of his career, Jones was one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, and he fended off numerous primary challengers in the 2010s. He won election in 2018 unopposed despite being incapacitated and died February 2019 from complications of a hip injury.

Obituary from the Raleigh News-Observer (https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article225147640.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_B._Jones_Jr.)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on February 10, 2019, 09:00:32 PM
Walter Jones Jr.
Representative from North Carolina dies on 76th birthday

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Walter_Jones%2C_official_portrait%2C_111th_Congress.jpg/220px-Walter_Jones%2C_official_portrait%2C_111th_Congress.jpg)

Jones, a Republican representing the Outer Banks of North Carolina, had served in Congress since 1993. Coming on the heels of the death of John Dingell, Jr., Jones similarly comes from a legacy lineage, ascending to Congress after the retirement of his father Walter Jones Sr., who had been in Congress since 1965. When being a Democrat in North Carolina was no longer politically convenient for him, he flipped to the Republican Party in the 1994 elections, narrowly defeating his Democrat challenger.

By the end of his career, Jones was one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, and he fended off numerous primary challengers in the 2010s. He won election in 2018 unopposed despite being incapacitated and died February 2019 from complications of a hip injury.

Obituary from the Raleigh News-Observer (https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article225147640.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_B._Jones_Jr.)

i had the privilege of knowing him personally,and even arguing politics with him a time or two,and he may have been the most decent and honest man in Congress.

The local press in Wilmington reported it even if the national press ignored it,but  Jones stood up in front of a crowd of Marines at Camp LeJune and condemned Boy Jorge's warmongering and said there was no good reason for any Americans to be losing their lives fighting in the Muddle East. It wasn't reported because the Marines stood up and gave him a standing ovation. Name ONE other Republican politician that had the stones to do something like that when Boy Jorge was pushing the war on Iraq.

Walter would have gone far in national politics,but he was just too damn honest to be accepted.

A honest and thoroughly decent American has passed,and even though I haven't bumped into him in years,I am still going to miss him and feel remorse that I can no longer talk with him.

I have no clue who will take his seat,but I am pretty sure no one can replace him. Not in the "gotcha" political atmosphere of today.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 10, 2019, 09:29:34 PM
There was a non-interventionist type, from Tennessee I believe who just retired.  I could be confusing him for Jones but I don't think so.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on February 10, 2019, 09:34:26 PM
@Freya
 
Loved him in Tom Jones.

If anyone hasn't seen it, you absolutely must see Finney as Churchill in "The Gathering Storm".  Easily the best of the Churchill films, and Finney absolutely nailed it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 10, 2019, 09:59:10 PM
One more Frank Robinson photo:

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Kevin Kaduk
‏Verified account @KevinKaduk
2h2 hours ago

Looking at old pictures of Frank Robinson on Getty, I came across this one. Guy in the blue polo looks familiar.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzFmx-TX4AAokrA.jpg)
https://twitter.com/KevinKaduk/status/1094769312982884352

AND, My own observation, the guy on the left, glasses, grey hair, of all people, that looks a bit like Jeb Bush. At first, I dismissed it but maybe!   But sometimes, that's a common look, that could almost look like a lot of people at that.... but that certainly is Kavanaugh.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 11, 2019, 03:27:32 AM
If anyone hasn't seen it, you absolutely must see Finney as Churchill in "The Gathering Storm".  Easily the best of the Churchill films, and Finney absolutely nailed it.
It was well done.  888high58888
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 11, 2019, 03:29:15 AM
i had the privilege of knowing him personally,and even arguing politics with him a time or two,and he may have been the most decent and honest man in Congress.

The local press in Wilmington reported it even if the national press ignored it,but  Jones stood up in front of a crowd of Marines at Camp LeJune and condemned Boy Jorge's warmongering and said there was no good reason for any Americans to be losing their lives fighting in the Muddle East. It wasn't reported because the Marines stood up and gave him a standing ovation. Name ONE other Republican politician that had the stones to do something like that when Boy Jorge was pushing the war on Iraq.

Walter would have gone far in national politics,but he was just too damn honest to be accepted.

A honest and thoroughly decent American has passed,and even though I haven't bumped into him in years,I am still going to miss him and feel remorse that I can no longer talk with him.

I have no clue who will take his seat,but I am pretty sure no one can replace him. Not in the "gotcha" political atmosphere of today.
Candor is always appreciated, whether one agrees or not. Sad an honest man has passed.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 11, 2019, 07:12:59 AM
Bruce Williams
Personal finance broadcaster and columnist dies at 86

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2383242899/3h53922vjmxa3obv9je2_400x400.jpeg)

Williams began his career as a businessman holding various jobs. As a relatively late newcomer to the radio business at 43 years old, he began hosting radio shows in 1975, following an eight-year stint as mayor of Franklin Township, New Jersey. His show, hosted in the evening hours, focused on personal finance and real estate issues. His newspaper column Smart Money, also nationally syndicated, covered many of the same issues. The show was nationally syndicated from 1981 to 2010, at which point Williams decided that he no longer desired to handle the sales and distribution headaches of having to maintain a national radio show. Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1999.

Obituary from Radio Ink (https://radioink.com/2019/02/11/hall-of-famer-bruce-williams-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Williams_(talk_radio_host))
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 12, 2019, 06:50:10 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/soccer/update-3-soccer-englands-world-cup-winning-keeper-banks-dead-at-81/ar-BBTtFnf?OCID=ansmsnnews11 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/soccer/update-3-soccer-englands-world-cup-winning-keeper-banks-dead-at-81/ar-BBTtFnf?OCID=ansmsnnews11)

The great English goalkeeper who was with them when they won the World Cup in 1966 has passed away at 81.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47215837 (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47215837)

(http://i.eurosport.com/2015/12/13/1751012-37018413-1600-900.jpg)



Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 14, 2019, 10:30:51 AM
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Conspiracy politician LaRouche has died
by Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 2/14/19, 10:25 am
World Magazine (https://world.wng.org/content/conspiracy_politician_larouche_has_died)

Lyndon LaRouche, an American political activist who pushed eclectic—and in his latter years mostly conspiratorial—views on American policies, died Tuesday, his political action committee confirmed. He was 96.

LaRouche grew up in Massachusetts, where he first joined the Socialist Workers Party in 1949. While teaching classes on Marxism to university students in New York in the late 1960s, he organized the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC), a political activist network he hoped would control America’s trade unions and overthrow the government.

The LaRouche movement grew out of the NCLC, which included student groups, a political action committee, and the creation of a fringe political party.  Between 1976 and 2004, LaRouche ran for president eight consecutive times under his Labor Party, never receiving more than 1 percent of the vote.

LaRouche spent five years in federal prison for mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the IRS by defaulting on more than $30 million in loans from campaign supporters. He shared a cell with disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, who wrote in his autobiography, “To say LaRouche was a little paranoid would be like saying that the Titanic had a little leak.”

The New York Times in 1989 said LaRouche maintained “a view of the world in which Aristotelians use sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll and environmentalism and quantum theory to support wealthy oligarchs and create a civilization-destroying Dark Age.”
(https://world.wng.org/sites/default/files/styles/digital_article_thumbnail/public/LaRouche.jpg?itok=cNY4WsAn)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 14, 2019, 10:33:56 AM
A friend of ours, an eccentric millionaire, was a LaRouchie. He even spent some time in Europe to receive the widow* LaRouche's instruction. I went to his FB page to see whether he had commented on the death, and found he'd deactivated his profile.  :shrug:

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*Helga Zepp-LaRouche (born 25 August 1948, in Trier) is a German political activist, widow of the late American political activist Lyndon LaRouche, and founder of the LaRouche movement's Schiller Institute and the German Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität party (BüSo) (Civil Rights Movement Solidarity).

She has run for political office several times in Germany, representing small parties founded by the LaRouche movement, but has never been elected. She is the editor of Das Hitler-Buch (1984), published by the Schiller Institute, a collection of historical investigations into the origins of Nazism.[1] ..
. Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helga_Zepp-LaRouche)

All I know is that our friend believed in various conspiracies, including the one about contrails.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on February 14, 2019, 10:42:41 AM
(https://world.wng.org/sites/default/files/styles/digital_article_thumbnail/public/LaRouche.jpg?itok=cNY4WsAn)
MIke Royko wrote a number of columns highlighting just how extreme LaRouche's beliefs and his followers were. Including how a number of LaRoche's followers had killed the cats of his opponents.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on February 14, 2019, 11:40:45 AM
Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

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Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as “The Hobbit” and “Fahrenheit 451,” has died.

Ballantine died Tuesday at her home in Bearsville, New York, granddaughter Katharyn Ballantine told The Associated Press. She was 99 and had been in declining health.

Ballantine was just 20 and attending school in England, in 1939, when she met and married 23-year-old Ian Ballantine, an American at the London School of Economics. Using a $500 wedding gift from Betty’s father, the Ballantines started out as importers of Penguin paperbacks from England and founded two enduring imprints: Bantam Books and Ballantine Books, both now part of Penguin Random House.

More (https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/paperback-pioneer-betty-ballantine-dead-at-99/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Ballantine)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on February 14, 2019, 12:56:50 PM
 Well God bless and RIP Betty Ballantine. Her company's books made for many happy hours reading.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 14, 2019, 01:12:36 PM
A friend of ours, an eccentric millionaire, was a LaRouchie. He even spent some time in Europe to receive the widow* LaRouche's instruction. I went to his FB page to see whether he had commented on the death, and found he'd deactivated his profile.  :shrug:
. Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helga_Zepp-LaRouche)

All I know is that our friend believed in various conspiracies, including the one about contrails.
@mountaineer

The Washington Post had LaRouche and his cult's number in this 1985 profile:

LaRouche: Ideological Odyssey: From Old Left to Far Right (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/cult/larouche/main.htm)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 14, 2019, 02:37:03 PM
Well God bless and RIP Betty Ballantine. Her company's books made for many happy hours reading.
I can't say how many books on WWII came from that company that I read, and that is just the start. RIP m'am, and thanks to you and your husband for countless hours of much more affordable reading.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on February 14, 2019, 03:01:21 PM
I take this to mean Lyndon LaRouche is not running this time?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 14, 2019, 03:36:17 PM
I take this to mean Lyndon LaRouche is not running this time?
No, but Harold Stassen has filed.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 14, 2019, 04:13:54 PM
Well God bless and RIP Betty Ballantine. Her company's books made for many happy hours reading.

I have several Ballentine paperbacks

Not to be confused with Ballantine beer
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 14, 2019, 04:46:44 PM
I have several Ballentine paperbacks

Not to be confused with Ballantine beer
FWIW, I have had both, but the beer was over 30 years ago. I still have the books (at least the ones which survived the fire).
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 14, 2019, 06:01:51 PM
No, but Harold Stassen has filed.

So did Shirley Chisholm.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 14, 2019, 07:38:36 PM
Ballantine published some paperbacks that really fit the description of pulp fiction but at the same time, there was a golden age of paperbacks, many, many good books were published....

In short, Ballantine had everything though, Westerns, biographies, on and on.... some of this will look familiar, I'd urge people to look on their own.

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/ballantine-books/66-1.jpg)

(https://10deb7fbfece20ff53da-95da5b03499e7e5b086c55c243f676a1.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/84cca5a2efb92259b9340cc54546f99e_xl.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 16, 2019, 09:55:22 AM
Bruno Ganz
That guy who played Hitler in the "Hitler finds out..." meme dies at 77

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Bruno_Ganz_DFF_Tokyo_2005.jpg/220px-Bruno_Ganz_DFF_Tokyo_2005.jpg)

Ganz was one of the most famous actors to come out of Switzerland. He had a few roles in English-language cinema, including in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate. He had far more work in German-language film, with his most famous role being Der Untergang (Downfall), in which Ganz portrayed Adolf Hitler. In addition to earning widespread praise for his portrayal, a scene from Downfall in which Hitler angrily laments his failure in front of other Nazis became a meme in which the scene is captioned with humorous subtitles about more mundane subjects.

Ganz died of intestinal cancer on February 16.

Obituary from the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47264709)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Ganz)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004486/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 16, 2019, 10:13:55 AM
Bruno Ganz
That guy who played Hitler in the "Hitler finds out..." meme dies at 77

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Bruno_Ganz_DFF_Tokyo_2005.jpg/220px-Bruno_Ganz_DFF_Tokyo_2005.jpg)

Ganz was one of the most famous actors to come out of Switzerland. He had a few roles in English-language cinema, including in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate. He had far more work in German-language film, with his most famous role being Der Untergang (Downfall), in which Ganz portrayed Adolf Hitler. In addition to earning widespread praise for his portrayal, a scene from Downfall in which Hitler angrily laments his failure in front of other Nazis became a meme in which the scene is captioned with humorous subtitles about more mundane subjects.

Ganz died of intestinal cancer on February 16.

Obituary from the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47264709)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Ganz)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004486/)
Great memes, lots of entertainment in those... RIP, Mr. Ganz, and thanks for all the laughs.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd4WZ3LqCKw#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 16, 2019, 03:37:03 PM
Ken Nordine
Spoken-word artist famed for his "word jazz" dies at 98

In the 1950s, at the height of the beatnik movement, Nordine, who had found work in the early television industry as a voice-over artist for commercials, developed a form of storytelling he called "word jazz," a combination of narrative and freeform jazz background by Fred Katz. The approach led to a string of albums and work as a narrator in film, television and radio.

Nordine died of old age February 16.

Obituary from WBEZ (https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/word-jazz-creator-and-host-ken-nordine-dies/71c82188-3b11-432b-93da-91d83affdaad)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Nordine)

"What Time Is It?" from the firstWord Jazz album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYpCdY4Y_0)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 16, 2019, 10:04:27 PM
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Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/3ED7/production/_105678061_hi052381089.jpg)
Radziwill, seen here in 2004, was a friend to artistic celebrities and fashion moguls

Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died at the age of 85, US media report.


Radziwill, who became a fashion icon and counted Andy Warhol and Truman Capote among her friends, died at her home in New York on Friday.

She had careers in acting, writing, and interior design, and was married three times - including to a Polish prince.

Her daughter told the New York Times she had died of natural causes.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47268649 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47268649)

 Wikipedia bio  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Radziwill)

(http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/571fd798f54f975736dbe204/master/h_606,c_limit/jacqueline-kennedy-lee-radziwill-sisters-03.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on February 16, 2019, 11:31:34 PM
Patrick Caddell, the political pollster who helped send an obscure peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter to the White House, later became disillusioned with fellow Democrats and finally veered to advise supporters of Donald J. Trump, died on Saturday in Charleston, S.C. He was 68.

His death, from complications of a stroke, was confirmed by a colleague, Prof. Kendra Stewart of the College of Charleston.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/obituaries/patrick-caddell-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/obituaries/patrick-caddell-dead.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on February 18, 2019, 11:36:59 AM
(http://dujye7n3e5wjl.cloudfront.net/photographs/640-tall/time-100-influential-photos-alfred-eisenstaedt-v-j-day-times-square-38.jpg)

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.

Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal.

Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled into the New York City streets to celebrate the news.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 18, 2019, 12:43:30 PM
(http://dujye7n3e5wjl.cloudfront.net/photographs/640-tall/time-100-influential-photos-alfred-eisenstaedt-v-j-day-times-square-38.jpg)

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.

Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal.

Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled into the New York City streets to celebrate the news.
Wow. I had no idea either were still around. Imagine knowing one of the most iconic pictures of the end of war contained you. RIP George.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 18, 2019, 12:46:14 PM
Wow. I had no idea either were still around. Imagine knowing one of the most iconic pictures of the end of war contained you. RIP George.
Greta Zimmer Friedman died in 2016 (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/woman-iconic-v-j-photo-died-age-92-heres-her-story-180960435/).
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 18, 2019, 12:57:32 PM
Greta Zimmer Friedman died in 2016 (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/woman-iconic-v-j-photo-died-age-92-heres-her-story-180960435/).
Maybe now they can talk about that moment and have some laughs about it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 19, 2019, 08:04:02 AM
Karl Lagerfeld, pioneering fashion designer, has died
Feb. 19, 2019
Written by Tara John

Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion visionary and creative director of Chanel, has died, the company told CNN Tuesday.
The influential German designer is best known for his work with the French luxury fashion house, along with his prodigious output. He was also the creative director at Fendi and his eponymous label.

Rumors had swirled about his health after he was absent from his Chanel show in late January due to what the company described as tiredness.

Lagerfeld, who transformed Chanel after taking the helm in 1983, was rarely seen without his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves -- gaining him the reputation as the most recognizable man in fashion.  ... CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/karl-lagerfeld-dead-intl/index.html?utm_term=image&utm_content=2019-02-19T12%3A27%3A31&utm_source=twCNNi&utm_medium=social)
_____________________

Satirist Titania McGrath tweets:
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Titania McGrath   @TitaniaMcGrath

Karl Lagerfeld has died.
What would be a respectful period of time to wait until we start trawling through his old tweets for any signs of racism or transphobia?
30 minutes, perhaps?
7:10 AM - 19 Feb 2019
(https://vg-images.condecdn.net/image/dNpLoQ83eVv/crop/810/f/cnstmmglpict000000453609.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 19, 2019, 09:10:17 AM
David C. Horowitz
Consumer affairs reporter known best for his TV series Fight Back! and for his frequent appearances with Johnny Carson dies at 81

(Not to be confused with David J. Horowitz, the unrelated neoconservative commentator, who is still alive.)

Obituary from KNBC, his longtime employer (https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/David-Horowitz-passes-away-81-506025941.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Horowitz_%28consumer_advocate%29)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK4tZfpVS6A#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 19, 2019, 01:22:13 PM
Karl Largerfeld had one of the world’s most photogenic cats. Choupette. That cat had some life. Anyway, I love Channel even if I could never afford it
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 19, 2019, 06:09:47 PM
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dead at 92 (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26031704/former-dodgers-great-don-newcombe-dead-92)

The first black pitcher to start a World Series game, in the same year (1949) he won the National League's Rookie of the Year award; and, baseball's all-time first Cy Young Award winner. (Newcombe won the award in its first year, 1956, when it was given to one pitcher across the board instead of one in each league.)

RIP Newk.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on February 19, 2019, 06:24:58 PM
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dead at 92 (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26031704/former-dodgers-great-don-newcombe-dead-92)

The first black pitcher to start a World Series game, in the same year (1949) he won the National League's Rookie of the Year award; and, baseball's all-time first Cy Young Award winner. (Newcombe won the award in its first year, 1956, when it was given to one pitcher across the board instead of one in each league.)

RIP Newk.

Damn!  :(

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Newcombe)

Career stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/newcodo01.shtml)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 21, 2019, 11:16:43 AM
Peter Tork, Monkees has passed away at 77.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/2019/02/21/479cf4ae-35ee-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/2019/02/21/479cf4ae-35ee-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tork)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz9mPiHkFtc#)

Breaking News.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 21, 2019, 11:21:11 AM
Peter Tork, Monkees has passed away at 77.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/2019/02/21/479cf4ae-35ee-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/2019/02/21/479cf4ae-35ee-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tork)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz9mPiHkFtc#)

Breaking News.

 8888crybaby

I really liked him and Michael Nesmith.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on February 21, 2019, 11:32:34 AM
If anyone hasn't seen it, you absolutely must see Finney as Churchill in "The Gathering Storm".  Easily the best of the Churchill films, and Finney absolutely nailed it.

Thanks for the recommendation, @dfwgator .   :patriot:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 21, 2019, 11:56:13 AM
I liked Peter Tork, but this was and still is my favourite Monkees record . . .

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boJlejbuyw0#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 21, 2019, 12:19:22 PM
Back when I was young and stupid, I was so enamored with the Monkees that I once feigned illness to get out of a family event so I could stay home to watch the Monkees.  My mother was not amused. 

Davy Jones was my favorite, but I liked 'em all. 

Rest in peace, Peter Tork.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 21, 2019, 12:26:44 PM
I liked Peter Tork, but this was and still is my favourite Monkees record . . .

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boJlejbuyw0#)

Great song.  Carole King co-wrote that.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on February 21, 2019, 12:56:49 PM
Back when I was young and stupid, I was so enamored with the Monkees that I once feigned illness to get out of a family event so I could stay home to watch the Monkees.  My mother was not amused. 

Davy Jones was my favorite, but I liked 'em all. 

Rest in peace, Peter Tork.

I remember the monkees but I was a Davy Jones fan too. RIP Peter Tork.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 21, 2019, 01:48:53 PM
For the record and this isn't to knock the other 3, but I believe Tork did have a musical background, the only "real musician" of the 3, it is something like that. One of the articles mentions he was a diversely talented musician.

It's interesting, I did a websearch upon hearing the news and I saw a headline from about 8 days ago, that 1/2 of the Monkees were touring, I take that to mean Nesmith and Dolenz.

My favorite Monkees song is probably "Valerie", like that one. I had an mp player with a diverse selection of songs on it, I'd go through the Monkees songs fairly often.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: godblessRonaldReagan on February 21, 2019, 02:33:37 PM
Pete was definitely the best musician of the group, but Mike was no slouch, although his talents ran more to songwriting.

I saw somewhere that if the Monkees had played the instruments they were best at, Pete would be on lead guitar, Mike on bass, Davy on drums and Mickey on lead vocals. Supposedly Davy was a good drummer.

Another cherished part of my childhood gone. . .  8888crybaby
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 21, 2019, 02:34:13 PM
For the record and this isn't to knock the other 3, but I believe Tork did have a musical background, the only "real musician" of the 3, it is something like that. One of the articles mentions he was a diversely talented musician.

It's interesting, I did a websearch upon hearing the news and I saw a headline from about 8 days ago, that 1/2 of the Monkees were touring, I take that to mean Nesmith and Dolenz.

My favorite Monkees song is probably "Valerie", like that one. I had an mp player with a diverse selection of songs on it, I'd go through the Monkees songs fairly often.
There were four. Three of them had some musical background: Nesmith was an up-and-coming country singer, Jones began in musicals, and Tork was from the folk scene. Dolenz was really the only one who was a musical amateur.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 21, 2019, 02:56:40 PM
There were four. Three of them had some musical background: Nesmith was an up-and-coming country singer, Jones began in musicals, and Tork was from the folk scene. Dolenz was really the only one who was a musical amateur.
I looked it up---Micky Dolenz actually played in a band for a couple of years before he became a Monkee . . . but he played the guitar. He didn't take up drumming until just about the time he auditioned for and got his role on The Monkees.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 21, 2019, 03:00:48 PM
Great song.  Carole King co-wrote that.
It was one of the last songs she wrote with her soon-to-be-former husband Gerry Goffin (the lyricist of the pair). And it was possibly the first Monkees single on which the Monkees themselves played instruments as well as singing, right when they muscled creative control of their music from Don Kirschner. Mike Nesmith's classic thematic guitar lick would be lifted whole to kick off the best song Grand Funk Railroad ever came up with . . .

Grand Funk Railroad, "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fryGyqTJPU#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on February 21, 2019, 05:18:55 PM
Great song.  Carole King co-wrote that.

Carole King wrote great songs for many-a group.

This is one of her best.

RIP Mr Tork.  You made a lot of people smile.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on February 21, 2019, 07:07:36 PM
Well,  if this keeps on it will be..."Hey, Hey I'm a Monkee. His age freaks me out.

And in other news...Keith Richards is still alive.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 21, 2019, 07:09:16 PM
Well,  if this keeps on it will be..."Hey, Hey I'm a Monkee. His age freaks me out.

And in other news...Keith Richards is still alive.  Go figure.

Actually, Richards died 10 years ago.  But no one has told him yet. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GtHawk on February 21, 2019, 07:49:58 PM
Actually, Richards died 10 years ago.  But no one has told him yet.
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHDqp0rShxE#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 21, 2019, 10:30:52 PM
It was one of the last songs she wrote with her soon-to-be-former husband Gerry Goffin (the lyricist of the pair). And it was possibly the first Monkees single on which the Monkees themselves played instruments as well as singing, right when they muscled creative control of their music from Don Kirschner. Mike Nesmith's classic thematic guitar lick would be lifted whole to kick off the best song Grand Funk Railroad ever came up with . . .

Grand Funk Railroad, "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fryGyqTJPU#)

"Closer to Home" was a 3-minute song stretched out to what, 6-7 minutes?  How many repetitions of "I'm getting closer to my home..." were there?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 21, 2019, 10:35:58 PM
"Closer to Home" was a 3-minute song stretched out to what, 6-7 minutes?  How many repetitions of "I'm getting closer to my home..." were there?
Ten minutes, and I never sat down to count the reps, but then there was the orchestra that followed the brief guitar solo (which sounded like the "Proud Mary" solo played backwards, sort of).

Clearly they were also trying to get their own . . .

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_MjCqQoLLA#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on February 21, 2019, 10:40:11 PM
He never failed to inform, instruct, and delight. Not necessarily in that order.

Nick Cafardo, longtime Boston Globe baseball writer, dies at 62 (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26048827/nick-cafardo-long-boston-globe-baseball-writer-dies-62)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on February 21, 2019, 10:49:04 PM
"Closer to Home" was a 3-minute song stretched out to what, 6-7 minutes?  How many repetitions of "I'm getting closer to my home..." were there?

And I'm thinking, 'Geez, can't you just get home, already?'
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on February 21, 2019, 10:50:09 PM
Well,  if this keeps on it will be..."Hey, Hey I'm a Monkee. His age freaks me out.

And in other news...Keith Richards is still alive.  Go figure.

(https://pics.me.me/hey-mick-look-who-ioutlived-this-week-6126741.png)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 21, 2019, 10:50:37 PM
He never failed to inform, instruct, and delight. Not necessarily in that order.

Nick Cafardo, longtime Boston Globe baseball writer, dies at 62 (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26048827/nick-cafardo-long-boston-globe-baseball-writer-dies-62)

62??
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on February 21, 2019, 10:57:40 PM
Belly fat is a killer, I think it really is... a good reason to watch one's diet.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 23, 2019, 12:11:17 PM
Stanley Donen
Choreographer and director of musical films dies at 94

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Stanley_Donen_%28cropped%29.JPG/180px-Stanley_Donen_%28cropped%29.JPG)

Donen was one of Hollywood's most celebrated late Golden Age directors, with credits including his collaborations with Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain and On the Town; and the 1963 Hitchcock-esque mystery comedy Charade. He is credited with creating the film musical as a distinct genre from its stage origins, incorporating special effects (such as "You're All the World to Me," a number where Fred Astaire dances on the walls and ceiling, in Royal Wedding) that were impossible on the live stage.

Obituary from Variety (https://variety.com/2019/film/news/stanley-donen-dead-dies-singin-in-the-rain-1203146964/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Donen)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002045/)

"You're All the World to Me," choreographed by Donen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsoYyDlYU8M#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 23, 2019, 12:30:37 PM
Comedian Brody Stevens dead of apparent suicide at 48; had roles in 'Hangover' movies
By David Matthews
| New York Daily News |
Feb 22, 2019 | 6:50 PM
(https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/sf02dMDi72G6GylaxnI-4OnpK1I=/800x0/www.trbimg.com/img-5c709047/turbine/ny-1550880834-nuzypo32sb-snap-image)

Former Comedy Central star Brody Stevens, who had small roles in the “Hangover” movies, died of an apparent suicide Friday, according to multiple reports. He was 48 years old.

Stevens was found dead in his home early Friday afternoon after he apparently hanged himself, said law enforcement officials. Stevens had a documented history of mental illness.  ... NY Daily News (https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-brody-stevens-suicide-comedian-20190222-story.html)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 23, 2019, 01:47:37 PM
Singin'in the Rain is one of my favorite old movies.  Donen elicited some truly great performances from Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in that film. . The story goes that when performing the title song, Gene Kelly actually was sick with the flu.    I don't know if it was Kelly's or Donen"s idea to film the scene anyway, but the end result was awesome. 

Rest in peace, Mr. Donen.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mystery-ak on February 23, 2019, 03:05:38 PM

Clark Gable’s grandson, Clark Gable III, dead at 30

(https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/clark-gable-iii.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=618&h=410&crop=1)

more
https://pagesix.com/2019/02/23/clark-gables-grandson-clark-gable-iii-dead-at-30/
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mystery-ak on February 23, 2019, 03:26:49 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Clark Gable's actor grandson, 30, is found dead in his bed at his family home in Texas and his heartbroken mother tells how he 'battled drug addiction for years'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6735111/Clark-Gables-grandson-30-dead-family-home-Texas.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6735111/Clark-Gables-grandson-30-dead-family-home-Texas.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on February 23, 2019, 03:48:44 PM
Treatment for drugs:

Stop using them. If necessary get thee to medically supervised detox. Further, stay away from people and places involving drugs. If that means 30 days in hospital, do it. Further if that means ongoing "sober-living" just do it.

Many suggest making a clean and sober life, the most important aspect of your being, one-day-at-a-time.

Failure to act upon the above "suggestion," may kill you.

That is what "treatment" and "recovery" is all about, only with lots of sugar coating, and bills to insurance.

But is available for fun and for free.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on February 24, 2019, 11:27:18 AM
Morgan Woodward, Mirrored-Sunglasses Boss in 'Cool Hand Luke,' Dies at 93

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Morgan Woodward, the silent, menacing mirrored-glasses boss dubbed "The Man with No Eyes" in Cool Hand Luke, has died. He was 93.

Woodward died Friday morning at his home in California, the Fielder House Museum in Arlington, Texas, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. They house a large portion of his film and television memorabilia in their "Woodward Room."

A stalwart of the Western genre, he guest-starred in a record 19 episodes of Gunsmoke (and its 1992 television movie), 12 episodes of Wagon Train, across nine seasons on Dallas as oil-man Marvin "Punk" Anderson and as Hugh O'Brian's deputy on 80 episodes of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

His prolific television career also included Bonanza, The Waltons, The Lucy Show (with John Wayne guest-starring), Hill Street Blues, MGM's series Logan's Run and Star Trek, on which he was the first victim of Mr. Spock's telepathic "Vulcan mind meld."

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/morgan-woodward-dead-cool-hand-luke-star-was-93-1189582)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Woodward)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940971/)

Official website (http://www.morganwoodward.com/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 25, 2019, 03:21:49 PM
Beverley Owen
The original Marilyn Munster dies at 81

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Beverley_Owen_1964.JPG/200px-Beverley_Owen_1964.JPG)

Owen's career as an actress was particularly short-lived. After a few bit parts in soap operas, she was cast as Marilyn Munster, the conventionally beautiful "ugly duckling" of the Munster family, on the monster-themed sitcom The Munsters in 1964. Unwilling to commit to a long-term series, and wanting to stay with her boyfriend, Owen (who in real life was a brunette) quit the show after 13 episodes, with Pat Priest taking over the role for the remainder of the series run. She rarely appeared on screen again; her only other notable credit was a nine-month run on Another World, returning to her soap-opera roots.

Obituary from TMZ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/25/beverley-owen-original-marilyn-the-munsters-dead-81/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverley_Owen)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654087/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on February 25, 2019, 07:22:00 PM
Treatment for drugs:

Stop using them. If necessary get thee to medically supervised detox. Further, stay away from people and places involving drugs. If that means 30 days in hospital, do it. Further if that means ongoing "sober-living" just do it.


@truth_seeker

HUGE "High 5" on that one!

If doing this means you have to move to another state far away from your relatives and friends,DO IT!  Do it,and don't even let any of your former druggie acquaintances know where you went. If you do,sooner or later some of them will track you down looking for a place to stay "until I can make a few scores and get on my feet". Which is the polite way of saying "I have arrest warrants out on me back home and need a place to lie low until I can score and sell enough drugs to get back on my feet."

AND...."while he is getting back on his feet",he will be doing drugs and/or alcohol right there in your new living space,and like all addicts,will be saying "C'mon,man! Lighten up and just take one hit! One hit won't kill you!"

And they are right. One hit WON'T kill you,but it WILL kill your sobriety,and that one hit will lead to the hit that WILL kill you in the long run.

It doesn't matter if it is drugs,alcohol,sex,gambling,or any other name you can add to the addiction list,they are ALL addictions,and ADDICTION WILL NEVER REST UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN MADE INTO IT'S LITTLE BITCH.

The ONLY way to quit is to quit. Period. Quit the drugs and quit the people,REGARDLESS of who they are,that do drugs. If you are a drunk,stay away from bars. If you are a gambler,stay away from the tracks and the online gambling. If you don't,you are just taking a temporary time-out. You are not really quitting.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 27, 2019, 12:57:05 PM
Mac Wiseman
Last surviving founder of the Country Music Association dies at 93

A bout with polio at a young age spared Wiseman from a life of hard labor and forced him to pursue a career in music, landing a spot in Flatt and Scruggs's esteemed bluegrass group the Foggy Mountain Boys, also recording with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys and Molly O'Day's group as well. He also had some modest success as a solo artist, with two top-ten country hits: a cover of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy." He was the founding secretary of the Country Music Association, founded in 1958 as an organization devoted to stopping the influence of rock and roll in country music, and was the CMA's last surviving founder.

He continued to be highly esteemed in the bluegrass community, helping to establish the International Bluegrass Music Association in 1986. He was active in country music until his death February 24 from kidney failure.

Obituary from Rolling Stone (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/mac-wiseman-bluegrass-country-music-dead-obituary-799481/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Wiseman)

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpyaAWxgV-o#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on February 28, 2019, 10:25:59 AM
Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88
By Associated Press |
PUBLISHED: February 28, 2019 at 10:05 am | UPDATED: February 28, 2019 at 10:07 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling’s White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88.

The Richard Nixon Foundation announced that Nixon died at a nursing facility in Bothell, Washington, a Seattle suburb.

A geologist and Navy veteran, Nixon worked on his brother’s 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns and served as co-chairman of the Nixon re-election committee in 1972. ... More (https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/02/28/edward-nixon-brother-of-president-richard-nixon-dies/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on February 28, 2019, 07:38:18 PM
Andre Previn, Master of Many Musical Genres, Dies at 89

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Andre Previn, the four-time Oscar winner who mastered classical, jazz, pop and movie music as a composer, conductor and pianist during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 89.

The Berlin native, who began working at MGM in 1946 while still attending Beverly Hills High School and went on to compile a résumé that featured an astounding 500-plus albums, died Thursday at his home in Manhattan, his manager told The Hollywood Reporter.

Previn was nominated 11 times for an Academy Award, winning for his music work on Gigi (1958), Porgy and Bess (1959), Irma La Douce (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964).

More at:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/andre-previn-dead-oscar-winning-composer-901636 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/andre-previn-dead-oscar-winning-composer-901636)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mystery-ak on February 28, 2019, 07:55:47 PM
Luke Perry, 52, is sedated in hospital after suffering a 'massive' stroke at his LA home on the same day that a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot was announced

    Perry was at home in Sherman Oaks when he suffered the stroke on Wednesday
    The 52-year-old was rushed to the hospital but it is unclear what his condition is
    The star is known for appearing in Beverly Hills, 90210 and the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    He also appears in the CW hit series Riverdale as Fred Andrews
    A spokesman for the star said he was still under observation at the hospital on Thursday 
    Perry had pre-cancerous cells removed from his colon in 2015 and had been suffering from a bad back before the stroke
    Perry has a 21-year-old son, who is also called Luke, and an 18-year-old daughter 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:47 EST, 28 February 2019 | Updated: 17:43 EST, 28 February 2019

more
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6756865/Luke-Perry-52-hospitalized-suffering-stroke-L-home.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR1VYAZUCTO_IFaT74IwfDe4iO6SNYdl6Pw-vFj71BDSOrSqOpB8z90nYAc (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6756865/Luke-Perry-52-hospitalized-suffering-stroke-L-home.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR1VYAZUCTO_IFaT74IwfDe4iO6SNYdl6Pw-vFj71BDSOrSqOpB8z90nYAc)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: LegalAmerican on February 28, 2019, 08:06:25 PM
I read the post but do not really know, who this person is.  52 seems very young for a stroke, but I realize all things are medically possible.  Colon cancer?  At this rate, he may not be around very long.  Sad.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 01, 2019, 12:04:49 AM
I read the post but do not really know, who this person is.  52 seems very young for a stroke, but I realize all things are medically possible.  Colon cancer?  At this rate, he may not be around very long.  Sad.

At 52 I had my first hip replacement.  It was weird, being the youngest patient in the joint hospital.  I did enjoy the attention from the nurses...

I enjoyed a repeat exactly one year later.  Other hip.  But, now after 8 years they're stronger than ever.  Won't do airplanes though.   **nononono*
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 01, 2019, 06:28:24 AM
I read the post but do not really know, who this person is.  52 seems very young for a stroke, but I realize all things are medically possible.  Colon cancer?  At this rate, he may not be around very long.  Sad.

Yes, it is possible to suffer a stroke at any age, just as people can have heart attacks at any age.  And it looks like Perry had pre-cancerous cells (perhaps polyps?)  removed from his colon --he's not dying of cancer. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 01, 2019, 06:41:05 AM
Yes, it is possible to suffer a stroke at any age, just as people can have heart attacks at any age.  And it looks like Perry had pre-cancerous cells (perhaps polyps?)  removed from his colon --he's not dying of cancer.

@Applewood  @LegalAmerican

Agreed. I had polyps removed from my colon several years ago,and colon cancer was suspected. They were removed painlessly using a laser,and were benign. Didn't even have to stay in the hospital overnight.

This operation ,and healing from the operation was no doubt a nightmare years ago,but with laser surgery the operation is nothing to worry about. Don't let it scare you into avoiding it if your doc says you need it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 01, 2019, 06:54:51 AM
@sneakypete

Thanks.  My cousin just had polyps removed too and you're right.  It was no big deal. There were some pre-cancerous cells, but the doctor told him there is no need for any further treatment like chemo or radiation at this time -- his condition will just have to be monitored for any return.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 01, 2019, 04:08:18 PM
Katherine Helmond
Character actress best known for her "cougar" characters in the sitcoms Soap andWho's the Boss? dies at 89

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/Katherine_Helmond.jpg/220px-Katherine_Helmond.jpg)

The buxom redheaded Helmond was a relative latecomer to acting; although Wikipedia claims one uncredited appearance on TV in 1962, her first verifiable acting credit was in a stage performance in 1969, and her first appearance in front of the camera came two years later. After several guest roles in the early 1970s, she finally landed her first starring television role in the soap-opera parody Soap, where she portrayed the comically innocent yet flirtatious matriarch Jessica Tate. Following that show was her longest-running role, the oversexed Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, which ran for eight seasons and (along with the similar character of Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls) was a rare example of a sexually liberated older character on prime time television of the 1980s.

Helmond would continue acting into her 80s; notable roles later in life included the eccentric owner of a professional football team in Coach and as Ray Barone's mother-in-law on Everybody Loves Raymond. Her last role was that of Lizzie, a Ford Model T in the Cars film franchise.

Helmond died February 23 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Obituary from NBC (https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Soap-Whos-the-Boss-Star-Katherine-Helmond-Dies-at-89-506558861.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Helmond)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001340/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 01, 2019, 04:18:52 PM
Awwwww!  I loved her in Soap.  In fact, Soap is one of my favorite comedies.  Antenna TV still runs the series. 

Rest in peace, Miss Helmond. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on March 01, 2019, 04:36:49 PM
Quote
... “She was the love of my life. We spent 57 beautiful, wonderful, loving years together, which I will treasure forever,” her husband, David Christian, said in a statement. “I’ve been with Katherine since I was 19 years old. The night she died, I saw that the moon was exactly half-full, just as I am now… half of what I’ve been my entire adult life.”

Helmond died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer’s in her Los Angeles residence ...
KTLA (https://ktla.com/2019/03/01/katherine-helmond-whos-the-boss-and-everybody-loves-raymond-star-dies-at-89/)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on March 01, 2019, 06:12:46 PM
Young people even in their 30s can have strokes.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 01, 2019, 07:59:07 PM
Young people even in their 30s can have strokes.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.

My Sister had a stroke in her cerebellum when she was 32.  She had an MRI when there weren't very many of them around, they spotted it and it saved her from a spinal tap.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: LegalAmerican on March 02, 2019, 04:20:35 PM
At 52 I had my first hip replacement.  It was weird, being the youngest patient in the joint hospital.  I did enjoy the attention from the nurses...

I enjoyed a repeat exactly one year later.  Other hip.  But, now after 8 years they're stronger than ever.  Won't do airplanes though.   **nononono*


Very happy for you and your hips.  wink777

Why no airplanes?  Metal? 

 I put colon cancer in question mark.  Why do they even report that?  A lot of people have polyps. They may or may not become cancerous.  Just a good idea to remove them.  I know baby's can have strokes, etc. In general it is older people.  52 still sounds young to me. My baby just turned 50 March 1. 

Once one is a senior we know about medical conditions. Only the young ones on here, think they have to explain it.  888mouth
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 02, 2019, 04:41:41 PM

Very happy for you and your hips.  wink777

Why no airplanes?  Metal? 

Correct.   The replacement hips are Tungsten, which the Magnetometers are not supposed to pick up, but the first replacement also has surgical steel used to strap the Femur together.  It was falling apart because of the AVascular Necrosis that was killing the bone from the inside.  An X-ray of that hip looks like Saturn with the rings.

(https://i.imgur.com/c7j16Dw.png?1)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 02, 2019, 07:38:27 PM
Quote
Nathaniel Taylor, Rollo Lawson on ‘Sanford and Son,’ Dies at 80
Erin Nyren

(https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/BBUg8mx.img?h=1226&w=799&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=785&y=1407)
Nathaniel Taylor, the actor who played Rollo Lawson on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” died Feb. 27 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.

As part of the recurring cast on “Sanford and Son,” Taylor appeared in 32 episodes from 1972 through 1977. Taylor’s character, Rollo Lawson, was Lamont Sanford’s best friend and often a target of Fred Sanford’s ire, who believed Rollo was a criminal since he had spent time in jail. Taylor went on to have a role as part of the main cast in season one of the short-lived “Sanford and Son” spinoff “Sanford,” which aired from March 1980 to June 1981.

Taylor also appeared in “Sanford and Son” star Redd Foxx’s eponymous sitcom, “The Redd Foxx Show,” as the first version of Jim-Jam. The series was canceled after 12 episodes due to low ratings.

Read more at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nathaniel-taylor-rollo-lawson-on-sanford-and-son-dies-at-80/ar-BBUg5ZW?OCID=ansmsnnews11 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nathaniel-taylor-rollo-lawson-on-sanford-and-son-dies-at-80/ar-BBUg5ZW?OCID=ansmsnnews11)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on March 02, 2019, 07:48:09 PM
Over my lifetime I have not been a big television watcher.

The few programs that drew me in, however, included Sanford and Son.

Redd Fox was the best. The show's material was funny, as were the characters and actors.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 02, 2019, 08:45:13 PM
 From the bio it seems his only acting gigs were related to Red Foxx shows. I wonder why? He obviously showed up on time sober and did what he was supposed to do,or Foxx would have canned him instantly.

It's a shame he couldn't find more work because he did a good job at the role I saw  him in.

Red Foxx was a chrome-plated butthole. I was doing security/bodyguard work for a while out in Denver,and Foxx flew into town to do a show. The company I worked for had the contract to provide security for him,so when the boss told me he would have someone else handle Foxx,I asked him why. He told me "I have dealt with him before,and he is a arrogant big-mouthed butthole that hates white people. He has a tendency  to do stuff like point at his bags and tell his security,"Those are my bags,boy! Pick them up and carry them for me."  I just don't think you and he would work well together after you try to stuff  a suitcase up his ass."

Good call on the bosse's part.

I later talked to the two guys that provided security for him,and both said they would quit if ever given that job again.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 04, 2019, 08:25:53 AM
Ted Lindsay
Hockey Hall of Fame forward dies at 93

🏒7
Lindsay's jersey number with the Detroit Red Wings

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Ted_Lindsay.jpg/230px-Ted_Lindsay.jpg)

Lindsay was a member of the Detroit Red Wings' famed "Production Line" from 1944 to 1957, sharing the ice with fellow Hall of Famers Sid Abel and Gordie Howe. Lindsay's efforts to form a players union were a factor in his banishment to the Chicago Blackhawks from 1957 to 1960 (at the time, Red Wings owner James Norris had control in some form over all of the league's American teams, which he used to prevent the other teams from being competitive).

He returned to hockey in 1964 at the behest of Abel, by this point the Red Wings' general manager, initially planning to play two more seasons; however, he was forced into retirement after it was apparent he would be targeted in the league's expansion draft as it was going to double in size in 1967. He spent most of the next ten years as a broadcaster on the league's then-rare national broadcasts, then in the late 1970s served as the Red Wings' general manager.

Lindsay was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966 but refused to attend the ceremony because he was not allowed to bring his wife to the induction ceremonies, which at the time were open to men only. He was voted one of the NHL's 100 Greatest Players in 2018.

Obituary from WDIV (https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/red-wings-legend-ted-lindsay-dies-at-93)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lindsay)

Career stats (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=3161)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on March 04, 2019, 01:05:37 PM
Breaking, Luke Perry, Star of 90210 has died at the age of 52
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 04, 2019, 01:10:04 PM
Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Riverdale' dead at 52


Quote
Actor Luke Perry, who starred in "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale," has died at age 52 after suffering a massive stroke, a rep for the actor told Fox News.

"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends," Perry's representative told us. "The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time."

More at:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/luke-perry-star-of-beverly-hills-90210-and-riverdale-dead-at-52 (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/luke-perry-star-of-beverly-hills-90210-and-riverdale-dead-at-52)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 04, 2019, 01:10:48 PM
A shame.  Was hoping Perry could have made it.  Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on March 04, 2019, 01:15:31 PM
He had a good range. From 90210 to OZ? 52 is young. RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mystery-ak on March 04, 2019, 01:26:56 PM
I knew it was just a matter of days when I read they put him in a medical induced coma....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on March 04, 2019, 01:34:15 PM
I knew it was just a matter of days when I read they put him in a medical induced coma....

Yep, basically it was to get all the loved ones there to say goodbye.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 05, 2019, 09:21:54 AM
King Kong Bundy
Professional wrestler dies at 61

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Kingkondbundy.jpg/220px-Kingkondbundy.jpg)

Bundy (real name Chris Pallies) had a relatively short career in professional wrestling, but his brief and meteoric rise in the WWF came at the peak of the federation's Rock'n'Wrestling era in the mid-1980s. His fame came to the attention of the writers of an upcoming domestic sitcom, Married...with Children, who were huge fans of the wrestler and named their characters "Bundy" after him. Bundy himself would make three appearances in that show.

Bundy died February 4. He had been part of an unsuccessful class-action suit alleging that what is now WWE had inflicted long-term damage to his health in the years prior to his death.

Obituary from Pro Wrestling Sheet (http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/king-kong-bundy-dead-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Kong_Bundy)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 05, 2019, 12:03:39 PM
King Kong Bundy
Professional wrestler dies at 61

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Kingkondbundy.jpg/220px-Kingkondbundy.jpg)

Bundy (real name Chris Pallies) had a relatively short career in professional wrestling, but his brief and meteoric rise in the WWF came at the peak of the federation's Rock'n'Wrestling era in the mid-1980s. His fame came to the attention of the writers of an upcoming domestic sitcom, Married...with Children, who were huge fans of the wrestler and named their characters "Bundy" after him. Bundy himself would make three appearances in that show.

Bundy died February 4. He had been part of an unsuccessful class-action suit alleging that what is now WWE had inflicted long-term damage to his health in the years prior to his death.

Obituary from Pro Wrestling Sheet (http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/king-kong-bundy-dead-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Kong_Bundy)

 8888crybaby
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: DCPatriot on March 07, 2019, 06:19:56 AM
(http://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53160444_2183026565088844_2890670327744954368_n.png?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=4665bb81106e22bd1a85e7ddfce1fffd&oe=5D149934)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on March 07, 2019, 08:17:28 AM
(http://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53160444_2183026565088844_2890670327744954368_n.png?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=4665bb81106e22bd1a85e7ddfce1fffd&oe=5D149934)
Okay that is just sick and twisted, funny but sick and twisted.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 07, 2019, 03:55:43 PM
Elly Mayday has passed away, a "positive-image" or "plus-size" model... Canadian... she contracted ovarian cancer a few years ago, like 2013. She has passed on at only 30 years old.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/77/01/97/7701971a821e2ea1fa4674802470e052.jpg)

So, then, I assume from this 2017 picture, the cancer caused a lot of weight loss, one would have to read the story closely for all of the details. It sounds like per 2017, they thought the cancer had gone away but it came back.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/06/20/10667356-6778971-image-a-32_1551904698799.jpg)

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Plus-size model Elly Mayday dies of ovarian cancer at the age of 30, after spending years proudly showing off her scars and candidly sharing her ongoing struggle with the disease

    Elly, who was born Ashley Luther, passed away on Friday, March 1, at 5:14 p.m
    The Canadian-born model was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013
    After believing she had beaten cancer, she suffered a relapse in 2017
    Over the years, she has opened up about her surgeries, injections, and fatigue, all while showing gratitude and love for her body
    Elly's family announced her death on her social media pages in a moving post that thanked her fans for their 'constant support and love'

By Erica Tempesta For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:19 EST, 6 March 2019 | Updated: 22:53 EST, 6 March 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6778971/Plus-size-model-Elly-Mayday-dies-ovarian-cancer-age-30.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6778971/Plus-size-model-Elly-Mayday-dies-ovarian-cancer-age-30.html)

Rest in peace, she sounds like she was a very good person.

 8888crybaby




Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 08, 2019, 11:29:15 AM
The Destroyer Dick Beyer dies (great professional wrestler)

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Dick Beyer, who left an incredible legacy as The Intelligent, Sensational Destroyer, as former AWA World champion Doctor X, and as a coach, died today, March 7, just after noon eastern time in his home just outside Buffalo, New York. He was 88.

His son, Kurt Beyer, posted the news:

"It is with a very heavy heart to let you know that Dad -- aka The Destroyer, aka Doctor X, aka Dick Beyer, aka Coach -- passed away shortly past Noon today. He was in bed at home, and was surrounded by all of his children and wife as he slipped peacefully away. I will have more to share later, but wanted you to hear this sad news from me first. Thoughts and prayers are most welcome at his time. Peace."

More (http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2019/03/07/22793823.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Beyer)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on March 08, 2019, 11:34:24 AM
Rest in peace, she sounds like she was a very good person.

 8888crybaby


She probably was, but, the sad truth is: Obesity contributes to metastasis in ovarian cancer. Body positivity doesn’t equate to health.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on March 08, 2019, 12:23:47 PM
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/08/16/10748088-6787161-image-m-9_1552060864881.jpg)

Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent dies aged 74 after suffering cardiac arrest

The Denver born star had many credits to his name, with his career spanning back to the late 1960s.

His last role was in the 2002 drama White Boy.

But it was his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf that made him a star. The show, which ran from 1984 to 1986, earned him $200,000 per episode, making him the highest paid actor at the time.

At the height of his fame he admitted to issues with drugs and alcohol - which reportedly contributed to the cancellation of his the CBS series in 1986 - and confessed in recent years that he was still struggling with alcoholism.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6787161/Airwolf-star-Jan-Michael-Vincent-dies-aged-74-suffering-cardiac-arrest.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6787161/Airwolf-star-Jan-Michael-Vincent-dies-aged-74-suffering-cardiac-arrest.html)

------

Airwolf was one of the coolest shows ever. Too bad JMV had to fall down the drug/alcohol hole like so many others. Surprising he lived as long as he did.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on March 08, 2019, 12:36:05 PM
Surprising he lived as long as he did.


Preserved by the substances, aka Keith Richards Syndrome.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on March 08, 2019, 12:40:39 PM

Preserved by the substances, aka Keith Richards Syndrome.

Probably saved money at the undertakers, not having to be embalmed.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on March 08, 2019, 12:49:26 PM
Probably saved money at the undertakers, not having to be embalmed.  :whistle


But, you can get a contact buzz at the cremation, ala Amy Winehouse.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 08, 2019, 01:41:26 PM
Used to think Jan Michael-Vincent was such a hunk.  But then he ruined his life with substance abuse.  Just look at that recent photo and compare it to the others from his heyday.

He had a minor role in one of the Dragnet episodes (the 1967-1970 version of the series).  He played a teenager who had been attacked by a mentally unbalanced classmate. 

I pray he now finds peace he must not have had in his life on earth.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on March 08, 2019, 03:37:02 PM
Used to think Jan Michael-Vincent was such a hunk.  But then he ruined his life with substance abuse.  Just look at that recent photo and compare it to the others from his heyday.
Yes, I remember that he was quite the "dreamboat." From that -
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/08/17/10752098-6787161-image-a-5_1552066738414.jpg)
 to this -
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/08/16/10750136-6787161-image-a-21_1552063428933.jpg)
Yikes.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mrclose on March 08, 2019, 03:48:54 PM
Drugs, jail and drinking really took a toll!
(And a bad car accident)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/ih8kt0.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/1zmpmq9.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on March 08, 2019, 03:56:49 PM
Lifestyle choices make quite a difference in one's appearance in advancing years.

I'm sure he never thought when he was young and beautiful that his bad choices would result in such a severe degeneration of his good looks.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 08, 2019, 04:13:15 PM
'The Mechanic', Charles Bronson, Jan Michael Vincent.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/The_Mechanic_%281972_movie_poster%29.jpg)

I know of another late celebrity who had to have his leg amputated because of diabetes, he lived hard too.  The lifestyle really takes its toll on some, some apparently get by.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 08, 2019, 04:23:20 PM
'The Mechanic', Charles Bronson, Jan Michael Vincent.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/The_Mechanic_%281972_movie_poster%29.jpg)

I know of another late celebrity who had to have his leg amputated because of diabetes, he lived hard too.  The lifestyle really takes its toll on some, some apparently get by.

I think he lost his in a car accident....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 08, 2019, 05:42:31 PM
And now this:

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Former Miss Teen Universe Lotte van der Zee dead at 20 after suffering heart attack while on vacation
By Mark Hodge | The Sun

A former Miss Teen Universe has died after suffering a fatal heart attack on a ski trip. She was 20.

Model Lotte van der Zee, from Holland, passed away after falling into a coma following her cardiac arrest while on holiday in Westendorf, Austria with her family.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/former-miss-teen-universe-lotte-van-der-zee-dead-at-20-after-suffering-heart-attack-while-on-vacation (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/former-miss-teen-universe-lotte-van-der-zee-dead-at-20-after-suffering-heart-attack-while-on-vacation)

(https://img.rtvoost.nl/T3/344868.jpg)

A lot of people have some heart problems that they do not know about. This reminds me of that, she was skiing. Tragic. In my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 08, 2019, 05:50:18 PM
Drugs, jail and drinking really took a toll!
(And a bad car accident)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/ih8kt0.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/1zmpmq9.jpg)

@mrclose

Well,to be fair to him,50 years have passed between the photos. I realize that *I* may look exactly like I did when I was 22,but most people aren't so lucky.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 08, 2019, 05:53:55 PM
And now this:

(https://img.rtvoost.nl/T3/344868.jpg)

A lot of people have some heart problems that they do not know about. This reminds me of that, she was skiing. Tragic. In my thoughts and prayers.

@TomSea

Yeah,that one is going to get a very thorough autopsy. That just ain't supposed to happen to skinny 20 year olds.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on March 10, 2019, 02:17:46 PM
Babe Ruth's last surviving daughter dies at 102 (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26218325/babe-ruth-last-surviving-daughter-dies-102)

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.

Her family said Stevens died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.

"Julia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who lived a wonderful, full life during the 102 years that she was with us," her family said in a statement posted on Babe Ruth Central's Facebook page.

Diane Murphy, a fellow resident at Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, told The Associated Press that Stevens had lost her sight but remained bright and vibrant.

Stevens was part of a circle of residents who read books aloud, according to Murphy.

"She was so sharp and laughed at the right moments," Murphy said. "She was a lovely lady."

Even well into her 90s, Stevens threw out first pitches at baseball games across the nation, attended Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, and appeared at the annual Babe Ruth Little League World Series . . .

@Machiavelli
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 10, 2019, 02:34:06 PM
God truly blessed Mrs. Stevens.  To live that long and still be vibrant, despite her infirmities, is marvelous.  We are fortunate to have had her for so long keeping the legacy of her father alive.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Stevens.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 10, 2019, 02:40:11 PM
102. Wow.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 10, 2019, 02:43:39 PM
@TomSea

Yeah,that one is going to get a very thorough autopsy. That just ain't supposed to happen to skinny 20 year olds.
My first instinct is bulimia.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on March 10, 2019, 03:32:01 PM
My first instinct is bulimia.


Some type of eating disorder is entirely plausible.


Sudden death in eating disorders

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292410/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292410/)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 10, 2019, 05:38:43 PM
@mrclose

Well,to be fair to him,50 years have passed between the photos. I realize that *I* may look exactly like I did when I was 22,but most people aren't so lucky.
Pretty rough at 22, huh?  888mouth
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 10, 2019, 07:18:14 PM
Cedrick Hardman
Star defensive lineman in Bay Area pro football dies at 70

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b8/Cedrick_Hardman_at_2003_NFL_Combine.JPG/220px-Cedrick_Hardman_at_2003_NFL_Combine.JPG)

🅢 86
Hardman's jersey number with the 49ers

Hardman played for all three of the professional football teams that existed in the San Francisco Bay Area at some point during his 13-season career: ten for the San Francisco 49ers, two for the Oakland Raiders, and one for the Oakland Invaders of the USFL. Although sacks were not an official statistic at the time, his 121.5 sacks would put him in the top 30 all time in that statistic; he made two Pro Bowls during his career, both with the 49ers, and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Raiders.

Obituary from Pro Football Talk (https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/09/cedrick-hardman-dies-at-70/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedrick_Hardman)

Career stats (NFL only) (https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HardCe00.htm)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 10, 2019, 09:01:55 PM
Here is an odd one... this guy lost his mother who was a pioneer female mountain climber on a mountain in that area over there of Pakistan/Nepal, around there, I didn't read heavily into details and I don't think the article made it clear. Anyway, he must have idolized his mom as a mountain climber or he was paying homage to her, well, you can guess why he's in the obituaries.... but those are the basics of the story.

Quote
Tom Ballard: Bodies found in missing climbers search

The bodies of two climbers who went missing on a mountain in Pakistan have been found.

Briton Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi last made contact from Nanga Parbat at an altitude of about 20,700ft (6,300m) almost two weeks ago.

On Wednesday it was reported the search had been called off, but resumed when "silhouettes" were spotted on a passage taken by the climbers.

More: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-47509067 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-47509067)

Okay, so she climbed Everest alone but it sounds like both mountains where they passed on were in Pakistan.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 10, 2019, 09:18:26 PM
Kelly Catlin
Olympic silver-medal cyclist dies at 23

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/UCI_Track_World_Championships_2018_231.jpg/220px-UCI_Track_World_Championships_2018_231.jpg)

Catlin was part of a U.S. cycling team that won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a dual major of Chinese and biomedical engineering, Catlin committed suicide March 8.

Obituary from CBS News (https://www.wivb.com/news/us-olympic-cyclist-kelly-catlin-found-dead-in-her-home-at-age-23/1839102514)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Catlin)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 10, 2019, 09:54:37 PM
Kelly Catlin
Olympic silver-medal cyclist dies at 23

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/UCI_Track_World_Championships_2018_231.jpg/220px-UCI_Track_World_Championships_2018_231.jpg)

Catlin was part of a U.S. cycling team that won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a dual major of Chinese and biomedical engineering, Catlin committed suicide March 8.

Obituary from CBS News (https://www.wivb.com/news/us-olympic-cyclist-kelly-catlin-found-dead-in-her-home-at-age-23/1839102514)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Catlin)

Tranny?

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on March 11, 2019, 10:47:00 AM
Jed Allan
Daytime television staple of the 1970s and 1980s dies at 84

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/Lassie_Jed_Allan_1969.JPG/200px-Lassie_Jed_Allan_1969.JPG)

Although Allan had some roles in prime time television, including as a ranger in Lassie and Rush Sanders in Beverly Hills 90210, he was most commonly seen on soap operas, including a 14-year run on Days of Our Lives and a seven-year run on Santa Barbara. He also served as the host of the game show Celebrity Bowling, which still pops up in reruns now and then.

Obituary from AOL (https://www.aol.com/amp/2019/03/10/jed-allan-beverly-hills-90210-actor-and-soap-star-dies-at-84/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jed_Allan)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0019950/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 11, 2019, 05:53:18 PM
Harry Howell, Star Defenseman With Rangers for 17 Years, Dies at 86

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Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who became one of hockey’s most durable figures, playing with the Rangers for 17 seasons in a career that spanned 24 seasons in two leagues, died on Saturday in Ontario. He was 86...

When Howell joined the Rangers in October 1952, he was among 14 rookies with the team that season. Most didn’t stick around too long, but Howell went on to play in 1,160 regular-season games as a Ranger, a still-standing team record...

Howell won the Norris Trophy as the N.H.L.’s leading defenseman in the 1966-67 season and he was a seven-time All-Star...

More (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/obituaries/harry-howell-dead-rangers.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Howell_(ice_hockey))

Career stats (https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/h/howelha01.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on March 11, 2019, 08:15:02 PM
The anchorman of the Wrecking Crew is gone . . .

Hal Blaine, prolific 'Wrecking Crew' drummer who worked with Frank Sinatra and Elvis, dies at 90 (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-hal-blaine-obituary-drums-wrecking-crew-20190311-story.html)

You could fill two living rooms with all the good music he made, but these are still my personal favourites among all the records he made:

The Ronettes, "Walking in the Rain"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNbs1MwIcmA#)

RIP Mr. Blaine.

The T-Bones, "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ow94QA8fW8#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on March 11, 2019, 08:21:28 PM
The anchorman of the Wrecking Crew is gone . . .

Hal Blaine, prolific 'Wrecking Crew' drummer who worked with Frank Sinatra and Elvis, dies at 90 (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-hal-blaine-obituary-drums-wrecking-crew-20190311-story.html)

You could fill two living rooms with all the good music he made, but these are still my personal favourites among all the records he made:

The Ronettes, "Walking in the Rain"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNbs1MwIcmA#)

RIP Mr. Blaine.

The T-Bones, "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ow94QA8fW8#)

Sad to hear this. Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Ronettes, this guy was everywhere.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on March 14, 2019, 10:45:33 AM
Quote
Sen. Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91
10:33 AM ET
    Associated Press


INDIANAPOLIS -- Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.

Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana's governor and a senator.  ...
ESPN (http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/26263232/sen-bayh-author-title-ix-law-dies-age-91)

I wonder if he was aware that the trend of permitting "trans" men to compete as women has made a mockery of Title IX.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 17, 2019, 11:36:27 AM
Longtime Los Angeles TV Personality Tom Hatten Dies at 92

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Los Angeles actor, writer and television host Tom Hatten, whose long and diverse career included hosting "Family Film Festival" on KTLA, died Saturday at age 92, according to longtime friend and former KTLA producer Joe Quasarano.

Hatten was a fixture on Los Angeles television since the 1950s as an announcer, actor, singer, producer, writer and television host...

He delighted children with his "Popeye and His Friends" show from 1976 to 1988, and hosted KTLA's "The Family Film Festival" from 1978 to 1992...

More (https://ktla.com/2019/03/16/tom-hatten-who-hosted-family-film-festival-on-ktla-dies-at-92/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hatten)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0369000/)

(https://i.imgur.com/9JIMtwX.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 17, 2019, 11:45:26 AM
Beast Wars Writer Larry DiTillio Passes Away At Age 79

Quote
Writer J. Michael Straczynski has reported that his friend Larry DiTillio has died at the age of 79...

In addition to his work on Beast Wars, DiTillio also wrote for He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, The Real Ghostbusters, and Straczynski's Babylon 5...

More (https://tformers.com/beast-wars-writer-larry-ditillio-passes-away-at-age-79/34887/news.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_DiTillio)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0228489/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 17, 2019, 03:51:26 PM
BULLETIN: RIP Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ Passes Away at 82

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Dick Dale, known as “King of The Surf Guitar,” has passed away, sources said on Sunday.

Dale, who had been quietly suffering health issues for many years, was considered a  leader in the surf guitar genre. Dale was 82.

Born Richard Anthony Monsour, his famous songs, like “Miserlou,” and many others have become part of the American music fabric.

More (http://californiarocker.com/2019/03/17/rip-dick-dale-king-of-the-surf-guitar-passes-away-at-82/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale)

Official site (http://www.dickdale.com/)

Wikipedia says he was 81. RIP, Dick.

(https://i.imgur.com/QqYId0o.jpg)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on March 17, 2019, 04:44:44 PM
BULLETIN: RIP Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ Passes Away at 82

More (http://californiarocker.com/2019/03/17/rip-dick-dale-king-of-the-surf-guitar-passes-away-at-82/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale)

Official site (http://www.dickdale.com/)

Wikipedia says he was 81. RIP, Dick.

(https://i.imgur.com/QqYId0o.jpg)
@Machiavelli

There are times I'd love to have a do-over on my bar mitzvah so I could play this for the family (evil grin here) . . . it's sometimes nicknamed "Meshuggena Beach Party" . . .

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones, "Hava Nagila"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgrMME-HsF8#)

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on March 17, 2019, 05:06:29 PM
BULLETIN: RIP Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ Passes Away at 82

More (http://californiarocker.com/2019/03/17/rip-dick-dale-king-of-the-surf-guitar-passes-away-at-82/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale)

Official site (http://www.dickdale.com/)

Wikipedia says he was 81. RIP, Dick.

(https://i.imgur.com/QqYId0o.jpg)

Another icon gone.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: andy58-in-nh on March 17, 2019, 05:23:49 PM
There are times I'd love to have a do-over on my bar mitzvah so I could play this for the family (evil grin here) . . . it's sometimes nicknamed "Meshuggena Beach Party" . . .
RIP.

There is a band that does pay such tribute...
(https://i0.wp.com/meshuggabeachparty.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-MBP_Board_Logo.png?fit=512%2C512&ssl=1)

I have that album, among so many others to play along with and try to melt guitar picks as efficiently as did Dick Dale. The man helped to create and define an entire genre of guitar-based rock 'n' roll that I and so many others have spent countless hours listening to, and (trying to) play along with.  Godspeed, Mr. Dale. But you were blazingly fast right here on Earth.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 17, 2019, 05:24:24 PM
Is Miserlou his signature song? Anyway...

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKpsuGMeqHI#)

I'm sure any number of his songs demonstrate his prowess.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 19, 2019, 11:27:34 AM
"Nature Boy" Roger Kirby dies

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"Nature Boy" Kirby, one of pro wrestling's greatest heels from the 1960s to the early 1980s, known for his great physique, blond hair, and handlebar mustache or beard, died on Monday, March 18. He was 79 years old.

During his career, he took on every world champion from Pat O'Connor on up. He made his mark in territories like Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, and Kansas City.

More (http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2019/03/18/22794471.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Kirby_(wrestler))
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 19, 2019, 08:39:05 PM
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Bernie Torme, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, dead at 66
Maeve McDermott, USA TODAY
Published 9:19 a.m. ET March 19, 2019 | Updated 1:56 p.m. ET March 19, 2019

Bernie Torme, a member of Deep Purple and a hard-rocking musician, died "peacefully" on Sunday at age 66.

“Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family,” read a statement obtained by Variety and the Irish Examiner. “He had been on life support for the past four weeks at a London hospital following post-flu complications. Bernie will be remembered for dedicating his life to his music for five decades. He will be sorely missed.”

"What a sad day," Ozzy Osbourne wrote on Twitter about Torme. "We’ve lost another great musician. Bernie was a gentle soul with a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed. I send my sincere condolences to his family, friends and fans."

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider tweeted, "Woke up to find out my friend @Bernie_Torme has died. He was a guitar god who played with @OzzyOsbourne & Ian Gillan. We worked together for 3 years, writing over 100 songs for the ill-fated Desperado. I loved that man & today my heart is broken. RIP Bernie. Your guitar weeps."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/03/19/bernie-torme-former-ozzy-osbourne-guitarist-dead-66/3209879002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/03/19/bernie-torme-former-ozzy-osbourne-guitarist-dead-66/3209879002/)

 wikipeida  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Torm%C3%A9)

Born in Dublin, Ireland
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 19, 2019, 09:57:13 PM
wikipeida  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Torm%C3%A9)

Born in Dublin, Ireland

@Tom Sea

He was 66 and a Deep Purple guitarist? How old was he when he was playing with them,10?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on March 19, 2019, 10:01:51 PM
@Tom Sea

He was 66 and a Deep Purple guitarist? How old was he when he was playing with them,10?

He joined Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan in Gillan's solo band in 1979, when he was 27; he left that band in 1981. I don't think he was ever a member of any future version of Deep Purple.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 19, 2019, 10:02:47 PM
@Tom Sea

He was 66 and a Deep Purple guitarist? How old was he when he was playing with them,10?

@sneakypete

I noticed that, well, bands like Deep Purple have been around since? I'd say '67 or so... so, this Bernie Torme must be a sort of "journeyman" guitarist, he played for Ozzie too, I looked at the wikipedia. He has a number of albums by his own band. But I was just reporting.

NO, he's not part of any of the original Deep Purples, the wikipedia article says he joined them in '82, revolving band membership, like so many. He may not have played long with them either. Not part of the classic lineup.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 19, 2019, 10:05:45 PM
Another obit out of the bing.com newsfeed, only 26 years old, Hong Kong/Australian swimmer and he passed away in Florida.

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Swimming: Olympic hopeful Hong Kong swimmer To dies at 26

(Reuters) - Kenneth To, a record-breaking Hong Kong-Australian swimmer who had his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, died suddenly after a training session in the United States, officials said on Tuesday. He was 26.

To, who holds 17 Hong Kong records and won a silver medal as part of Australia's 4x100 meter medley relay squad at the 2013 world championships, was in the United States for a three-month training program at the University of Florida.

To, who was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia, died on Monday. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Read more at: https://sports.yahoo.com/swimming-olympic-hopeful-hong-kong-swimmer-dies-26-144942148--spt.html

Another "cause undisclosed", hmmn.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 20, 2019, 04:44:10 AM
@sneakypete

I noticed that, well, bands like Deep Purple have been around since? I'd say '67 or so... so, this Bernie Torme must be a sort of "journeyman" guitarist, he played for Ozzie too, I looked at the wikipedia. He has a number of albums by his own band. But I was just reporting.

NO, he's not part of any of the original Deep Purples, the wikipedia article says he joined them in '82, revolving band membership, like so many. He may not have played long with them either. Not part of the classic lineup.

@TomSea

Thanks for clearing that up.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 22, 2019, 06:31:58 AM
Texas country music upstart Justin Carter has died from a gunshot wound, in an accident that took place while a gun was being as a prop for a music video being filmed in his apartment, according to reports out of Houston.

Carter, 35, died Saturday, the same week he had signed a management deal and released an independent single, “Love Affair,” to digital services including iTunes and Spotify.

Carter’s manager, Mark Atherton of Triple Threat, said the deep-voiced singer had inked a contract with the company just days before the March 16 accident. KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Houston, reported that Atherton “doesn’t know too many details, other than it was an accidental shooting” that took place during production on a video.

“Justin had the potential in our eyes and a lot of people’s eyes to be the next Garth Brooks,” said Atherton, who further described his new client as “kind of like the class clown, but when it was time to get down to business, he got down to it.”

Carter’s mother, Cindy McClellan, said a gun the singer had in his pocket “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.” Carter was an Army veteran, and McClellan has set up a fund to solicit funeral expenses while waiting to see whether his service qualifies for VA assistance.

“Justin always wanted to reach the top,” read a statement posted on the singer’s official Facebook page. “It’s unfortunate it has to be this way, but Justin’s name is worldwide now & his music.”

Over the last two months, Carter had posted five independently produced music videos to his YouTube channel.

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I have no idea how you go about accidentally shooting yourself in the eye with a pistol in your pocket,and suspect there will be updates to this story.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 22, 2019, 06:36:48 AM
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I have no idea how you go about accidentally shooting yourself in the eye with a pistol in your pocket,and suspect there will be updates to this story.

For starters, it has to be loaded. There shouldn't have been a live cartridge within ten feet of anything being used as a prop.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 22, 2019, 07:49:59 AM
For starters, it has to be loaded. There shouldn't have been a live cartridge within ten feet of anything being used as a prop.

@Smokin Joe

Actual prop pistols have the barrels blocked. I bought some prop Colt revolvers once (357 mag) that had been threaded near the muzzle  for a screw in plug with a small hole drilled in the center so they could fire blanks. The "plug" was gone when I got them in,and they fired fine with acceptable accuracy,but it was in place when they were still prop guns,and the prop masters are supposed to check all firearms and ammunition before the actors get their hands on any of it.

I get the sense here that it was NOT a prop gun,but the singers own personal CC piece. Most like a striker-fired POS like a little 25 ACP pistol.

People that don't know anything about guns shouldn't be carrying one.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on March 22, 2019, 08:08:32 AM
People that don't know anything about guns shouldn't be carrying one.
Another story on this shooting said the now-deceased was in the Army. And he handled a gun this carelessly?  :pondering:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 22, 2019, 09:00:15 AM
Another story on this shooting said the now-deceased was in the Army. And he handled a gun this carelessly?  :pondering:

@mountaineer

Not one soldier in 10 even picks up his assigned rifle more than once a year to go to the range to qualify with it,and even fewer ever get issued a handgun.

When I was injured in VN and couldn't be assigned to a SF team,I was sent to a nearby regular army signal battalion,where I became a company  armorer. EVERY rifle in that battalion remained locked away unloaded in rifle racks,with the ammunition for them buried outside in a locked bunker. Me,the commanding officer,and maybe the 1st sgt had a key to the ammo bunkers and the rifle racks. The soldiers assigned to those rifles were working 12 hour shifts in a communications center downtown,and never even touched them to clean them. Why would they when they were never fired or even taken outside?

And this was in VN in 1968.

I will forever be eternally grateful that I was only there for 3 months before I was allowed to go back to SF. I will never understand what motivates people to remain in the regular army.

BTW,I go around with a gun in my pocket all the time,and there is no danger of it firing unexpectedly.  NEVER carry or even own a "striker fired" semi-auto firearm. Damn things are dangerous if carried with a round in the chamber,and every striker-fired handgun I have ever seen had a safety that kept the trigger from being pulled,which means they had no safety at all. If the safety doesn't prevent the firing pin from moving forward,it is NOT a safety. It is the illusion of being a safety. These are primarily,but not always,25 ACP or 32 ACP pistols.

The obvious exceptions to this,or course,are the double-action only pistols that require the trigger be fully pulled to the rear to cock and fire the weapon. The little AMT semi-auto pistol is an example of this design.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on March 22, 2019, 09:44:14 AM
@Smokin Joe

Actual prop pistols have the barrels blocked. I bought some prop Colt revolvers once (357 mag) that had been threaded near the muzzle  for a screw in plug with a small hole drilled in the center so they could fire blanks. The "plug" was gone when I got them in,and they fired fine with acceptable accuracy,but it was in place when they were still prop guns,and the prop masters are supposed to check all firearms and ammunition before the actors get their hands on any of it.

I get the sense here that it was NOT a prop gun,but the singers own personal CC piece. Most like a striker-fired POS like a little 25 ACP pistol.

People that don't know anything about guns shouldn't be carrying one.
Years ago the actor Jon Erik Hexum was accidently killed by a prop gun with a blank. A scene he was shooting had been delayed for the third or fourth time and joking around he put the gun to him temple pretending to commit suicide. The blank struck him and he died shortly after.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 22, 2019, 09:49:24 AM
Years ago the actor Jon Erik Hexum was accidently killed by a prop gun with a blank. A scene he was shooting had been delayed for the third or fourth time and joking around he put the gun to him temple pretending to commit suicide. The blank struck him and he died shortly after.

@verga

I remember that,but "the blank" didn't strike him. It was the gasses from the exploding gunpowder,and chances are he would have lived and just been burned a little if the gun had been a  foot from his head. When you put the barrel directly against your head,the exploding/expanding gasses/pressure wave WILL create a hole because there is a LOT of pressure being created in a 44 magnum case.

No bullet,and no "blank",either. I am GUESSING the blanks are sealed with something like ordinary wax.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on March 22, 2019, 09:21:15 PM
@verga

I remember that,but "the blank" didn't strike him. It was the gasses from the exploding gunpowder,and chances are he would have lived and just been burned a little if the gun had been a  foot from his head. When you put the barrel directly against your head,the exploding/expanding gasses/pressure wave WILL create a hole because there is a LOT of pressure being created in a 44 magnum case.

No bullet,and no "blank",either. I am GUESSING the blanks are sealed with something like ordinary wax.
I am going from memory but I thought he had been "struck" by what ever they sealed the blank with. It was one of those freak stupid things.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 24, 2019, 02:57:08 PM
Larry Cohen, Writer-Director of 'It's Alive' and 'Hell Up in Harlem,' Dies at 77

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He thrived making low-budget horror and blaxploitation films after creating the 1960s TV series 'Branded' and 'The Invaders.'

Larry Cohen, the avant-garde writer and director who made his mark in the horror and blaxploitation genres with such innovative cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has died. He was 77.

Cohen died Saturday night in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, his friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The older brother of late Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen — she got her start promoting his early films — Cohen began his career by writing for television in the late 1950s, and he created the Chuck Connors-starring Branded for NBC and the cult sci-fi drama The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, for ABC.

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/larry-cohen-dead-alive-hell-up-harlem-writer-director-was-77-1185759)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Cohen)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169540/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 25, 2019, 11:00:00 AM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koO-rnus45M#)

Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers passed away...

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Scott Walker was a genuine cult hero

Scott Walker has died aged 76. Here, British GQ's Editor-In-Chief, Dylan Jones, remembers the brilliance of the pop trailblazer


t used to be that there was nothing more fashionable than outsiders, those misfits on the margins who avoided convention like the plague. Their trajectory was simple: starburst entry, rapid disillusionment, then a life spent in the shadows producing work that in years to come is seen as their most challenging and enlightening. Cult heroes, they were called, and though most of them have by now been exposed to daylight (a process starting with lavish journalistic praise and ending in histrionic biopics), some are still with us, lurking in dark corners of their own making.

Up until yesterday, Scott Walker was one of those heroes. His death was announced by his current record label, 4AD, gone at the age of 76, 50 years after his imperial period.

Scott Walker spent most of his career on the margins, certainly on the edges of the pop world and seemingly on the verges of the real one too. He had honed torture, existential angst to such a degree that his haunting, desperate records could alter the mood of a room as surely as a power cut. His was a twilight world, but hardly a pretentious one; dozens of devotees tried to emulate Walker’s style and attitude over the years – including David Bowie, who was obsessed with him towards the end of the Sixties – yet Walker remained a true original. Whereas you get the sense that the people who tried to copy him were just affecting a pose, with Walker it was difficult to imagine him doing anything else. “I do believe I’m an artist,” he once told me, “and what I do is important. But not everyone has to hear it and I don’t need to do it all the time.”

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/scott-walker-obituary (https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/scott-walker-obituary)

(https://gq-images.condecdn.net/image/jZRZmG8do4R/crop/900/f/scott-06-gq-20mar18_shutterstock_b.jpg)
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The US star found fame as a teen idol in The Walker Brothers, scoring hits with The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself.

But his dark baritone hinted at something deeper - and his darker, experimental solo albums tackled the complexities of love, sex and death.


https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47691705 (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47691705)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(singer))

Not too sure of much of his other music but the news is making a big deal out of it and his image and so-forth.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: godblessRonaldReagan on March 25, 2019, 11:28:15 AM
Larry Cohen, Writer-Director of 'It's Alive' and 'Hell Up in Harlem,' Dies at 77

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/larry-cohen-dead-alive-hell-up-harlem-writer-director-was-77-1185759)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Cohen)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169540/)


They left out one of my favorites, Q The Winged Serpent. RIP Larry.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: godblessRonaldReagan on March 25, 2019, 11:29:48 AM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koO-rnus45M#)

Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers passed away...

(https://gq-images.condecdn.net/image/jZRZmG8do4R/crop/900/f/scott-06-gq-20mar18_shutterstock_b.jpg)
 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(singer))

Not too sure of much of his other music but the news is making a big deal out of it and his image and so-forth.

Love the Walker Bros., and some of his solo stuff approached wacko territory which is always good. RIP Scott and thanks for the tunes.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 25, 2019, 08:54:27 PM
For some reason, "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers and "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" always seemed a bit similar in tone, not that they sound the same but something like that.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXARHZmpgvw#)

Apparently, Walker, an American, was quite a success in the UK; and I think I read once that people thought they were a British band.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on March 26, 2019, 09:53:20 PM
RIP Ranking Roger (Roger Charlery), lead vocalist for the English Beat, at 56. (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/english-beat-general-publics-ska-pioneer-ranking-roger-dead-56-221856806.html)

The English Beat, "Best Friend"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlbYui-Y3r0#)

The English Beat, "Ranking Full Stop"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPO2G6m746w#)

The English Beat, "Can't Get Used to Losing You"

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiExlzTsPrU#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 27, 2019, 08:45:10 PM
I didn't realize "far left" German terrorists were also involved at Entebbe (see article).... I do know, in the '70s, there was some sort of very radical group out of there as in Italy, there was the Red Brigade.
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Entebbe pilot Michel Bacos who stayed with hostages dies

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/67BF/production/_106195562_gettyimages-957656984.jpg)
Michel Bacos had told his fellow crew they should stay with the hostages until the drama was over

Michel Bacos, the Air France captain hailed as a hero for refusing to abandon his passengers when Palestinian and German hijackers seized the plane in 1976, has died in France aged 95.

This is a trivial note, compared to this article for a great man.... but I'll say, youtube has a lot of stuff on Entebbe, I think even a made for tv movie. If one links to it, youtube seems to yank some things off for copywright infringements...

The end of "Last King of Scotland" has a bit on Entebbe too..

The plane, carrying some 260 people from Tel Aviv to Paris, had stopped off in Athens, where the hijackers got on board and demanded it change course.

The hostage drama ended six days later at Entebbe airport in Uganda, when Israeli commandos stormed the terminal.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47719367# (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47719367#)




Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on March 27, 2019, 09:28:39 PM
@TomSea

I remember Entebbe.  I did not remember or know about the German group, but I do remember the Red Brigade.  Back in the 1970s,  a friend and I took a deluxe tour of Italy.  When new arrived at the DaVinci Airport in Rome, the place was swarming with heavily armed soldiers.  My friend freaked out at the sight of these soldiers, but we were told the soldiers were necessary because of terrorism wrought by the Red Brigade.  We also saw some soldiers and a heavy police presence not only in Rome, but in other large cities as well.  This was the same group which kidnapped and killed Italy's former prime minister, Aldo Moro, a few years after my friend and I visited Italy. 

I believe eventually, the leaders of the Red Brigade were arrested, tried and convicted,and the organization disbanded.  But I guess it's possible there are still a few former members and/or sympathizers out there. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 27, 2019, 10:21:06 PM
@TomSea

I remember Entebbe.  I did not remember or know about the German group, but I do remember the Red Brigade.  Back in the 1970s,  a friend and I took a deluxe tour of Italy.  When new arrived at the DaVinci Airport in Rome, the place was swarming with heavily armed soldiers.  My friend freaked out at the sight of these soldiers, but we were told the soldiers were necessary because of terrorism wrought by the Red Brigade.  We also saw some soldiers and a heavy police presence not only in Rome, but in other large cities as well.  This was the same group which kidnapped and killed Italy's former prime minister, Aldo Moro, a few years after my friend and I visited Italy. 

I believe eventually, the leaders of the Red Brigade were arrested, tried and convicted,and the organization disbanded.  But I guess it's possible there are still a few former members and/or sympathizers out there.

Yes, thanks for that. I am familiar with whom Aldo Moro was and the way he was kidnapped. Fairly easily done and that's not easy to fathom as well.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on March 28, 2019, 06:05:01 PM
I remember Entebbe because we talked about it in Hebrew school in real time while we were studying for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on March 29, 2019, 12:05:53 AM
I'm sure this duo called "Her's" if I understand correctly, were very talented. From Liverpool, killed en route to Santa Ana from Phoenix in the early hours.

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Duo in Liverpool band Her's killed in US crash
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Stephen Fitzpatrick (left) and Audun Laading were filmed playing on a lake in Texas earlier this week

Both members of the Liverpool band Her's and their tour manager have been killed in a crash in the US.

Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, as well as manager Trevor Engelbrektson, died while travelling to a gig in California on Wednesday, their record label Heist or Hit said.

The label described them as "one of the UK's most loved up and coming bands".

The duo had recently released their debut album and had been featured by BBC Introducing.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-47742694 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-47742694)

Manager killed too. I don't believe the article says who was driving or quite what happened.

This obviously, just happened.. early morning hours of Wednesday.

Tragic, their musical career seemed to just be taking off...

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6r896X2VyA#)

Must be them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on March 29, 2019, 12:48:51 AM
I'm sure this duo called "Her's" if I understand correctly, were very talented. From Liverpool, killed en route to Santa Ana from Phoenix in the early hours.

Manager killed too. I don't believe the article says who was driving or quite what happened.

This obviously, just happened.. early morning hours of Wednesday.

Tragic, their musical career seemed to just be taking off...

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6r896X2VyA#)

Must be them.

@TomSea

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Tragic, their musical career seemed to just be taking off...

Yes,but what is not tragic is they were living the life they wanted to live when they died. That's more than most of us can do. "Would have,could have,should have",are some of the saddest words in the English language. My hat is off to them for having the courage to make the effort to successfully swim in maybe the biggest sea that exists,despite the fact that many,many VERY talented people seem to disappear in that "sea" every year to never be seen again.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on March 29, 2019, 12:15:01 PM
Joe Bellino, Navy's first Heisman Trophy winner, dies at age 81

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Navy football lost one of its legends Thursday when Joe Bellino died in his home state of Massachusetts at the age of 81. Bellino, the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner as a standout halfback for the Midshipmen, had been in failing health for some time.

Bellino was nicknamed the “Winchester Rifle” – a reference to his hometown and high school as well as his explosive running style. He was described by one newspaper reporter as “the player who was never caught from behind.”

He starred at Navy from 1958-1960 under head coach Wayne Hardin, rushing for 1,664 yards on 330 carries and scoring 31 touchdowns during his three-year career. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound speedster was also a dangerous return man and amassed 577 yards on kickoffs and 256 yards on punts...

A unanimous All-America selection, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Trophy in 1960. It was an era when football players went both ways and Bellino was also an outstanding defensive back, recording an end zone interception to preserve Navy’s narrow victory over Army that year.

Bellino was the first of two Heisman Trophy winners at Navy, preceding quarterback Roger Staubach by three years...

More (https://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/navy_sports/ac-cs-joe-bellino-death-0330-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Bellino)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 02, 2019, 12:59:05 PM
Science Fiction Author Vonda N. McIntyre, Official Obituary

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Award-winning Seattle science fiction author Vonda N. McIntyre died April 1, 2019, of pancreatic cancer. She was 70.

McIntyre wrote novels, short stories and media tie-in books, edited a groundbreaking anthology of feminist SF, and founded the Clarion West Writing Workshop. She won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards for her 1979 novel Dreamsnake, and won the Nebula again for her 1996 novel The Moon and the Sun. Her short stories were also nominated for awards. In media fiction, she will probably be most remembered as the author who gave Ensign Sulu a first name (Hikaru) in her Star Trek novel The Entropy Effect: that name was later written into one of the Star Trek films. With Susan Janice Anderson, McIntyre edited one of the first feminist science fiction anthologies (Aurora: Beyond Equality, 1976). She was a participant in the Women in Science Fiction Symposium edited by Jeffrey D. Smith (Khatru #3/4, 1975 – reprinted with additional material as by Jeanne Gomoll, lulu.com, 2008) with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Ursula K. Le Guin, Samuel R. Delany, James Tiptree Jr. and others. Her Nebula-winning fantasy novel The Moon and the Sun has been made into an as-yet-unreleased film, The King’s Daughter, starring Pierce Brosnan. Much of the film was shot in Versailles, and McIntyre delighted in telling how kind Brosnan was to her when she visited the set.

More (http://file770.com/science-fiction-author-vonda-n-mcintyre-official-obituary/)

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) (http://file770.com/vonda-n-mcintyre-1948-2019/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonda_N._McIntyre)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on April 02, 2019, 01:22:55 PM
Science Fiction Author Vonda N. McIntyre, Official Obituary

More (http://file770.com/science-fiction-author-vonda-n-mcintyre-official-obituary/)

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) (http://file770.com/vonda-n-mcintyre-1948-2019/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonda_N._McIntyre)

@Machiavelli

It hurts all of humanity when someone that bright passes. Now we will forever be without her dreams and ideas.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on April 02, 2019, 02:20:28 PM
I enjoyed her Trek stuff. Interesting stories and really stuck with the personalities of the characters.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 06, 2019, 11:48:20 AM
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Ex-US Sen Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings of South Carolina Dead at 97

Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97.

Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman during his Senate career, said Hollings died early Saturday.

Hollings, whose long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, retired from the Senate in 2005, one of the last of the larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated politics in the South.

He had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator in U.S. history.

Read more at: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/us-obit-ernest-fritz-hollings/2019/04/06/id/910481/ (https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/us-obit-ernest-fritz-hollings/2019/04/06/id/910481/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on April 06, 2019, 12:27:20 PM
Ex-US Sen Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings of South Carolina Dead at 97


He won't be doing "Too much consoooomin'"  no more.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 08, 2019, 10:12:04 AM
I thought we had another Bond girl pass in the past 6 mos. or so.
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Nadja Regin: Bond actress dies aged 87

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/C7D2/production/_106345115_b7e46b7f-322f-4d2f-ac25-3cb9e6c1e4b9.jpg)
Sean Connery and Nadja Regin in Goldfinger

Actress Nadja Regin, who appeared in two James Bond movies, has died at the age of 87.

The news was announced on the official 007 Twitter account, which said: "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time."

In 1963, she was cast as the mistress of MI6 station boss Ali Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love.

She also filmed a short pre-credits role opposite Connery in Goldfinger, released a year later.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47854805 (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47854805)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on April 08, 2019, 10:53:37 AM
wasn't it two Bond Girls from the same movie?

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 08, 2019, 11:12:26 AM
Nadja Regin, born in Belgrade or  Niš, Serbia..

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadja_Regin)

I don't know the specific James Bond questions.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 09, 2019, 04:25:32 PM
Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

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He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies.

Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84.

Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/seymour-cassel-dead-familiar-face-john-cassavetes-films-was-84-1102383)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cassel)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001025/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 09, 2019, 04:29:34 PM
Nadja Regin, born in Belgrade or  Niš, Serbia..

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadja_Regin)

I don't know the specific James Bond questions.

She was the head guy in Turkey's girlfriend (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057076/characters/nm0716605?ref_=tt_cl_t11) in From Russia with Love. She was the girl in the pre-title sequence (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058150/mediaviewer/rm1240720128?ft0=name&fv0=nm0716605&ft1=image_type&fv1=still_frame) in Goldfinger.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 09, 2019, 05:07:43 PM
Burma
John McCain's pet dog dies in "tragic ranching accident"

The Chesapeake Bay Terrier was the companion dog of former Senator John McCain. The dog was of unspecified age when it died.

Obituary from CBS News (https://www.wivb.com/news/national/mccain-family-mourning-after-john-mccain-s-dog-dies-in-tragic-accident-/1911790841)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on April 09, 2019, 05:10:16 PM
Burma
John McCain's pet dog dies in "tragic ranching accident"

The Chesapeake Bay Terrier was the companion dog of former Senator John McCain. The dog was of unspecified age when it died.

Obituary from CBS News (https://www.wivb.com/news/national/mccain-family-mourning-after-john-mccain-s-dog-dies-in-tragic-accident-/1911790841)

Poor doggie. Sorry he’s at the rainbow bridge
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on April 09, 2019, 11:00:27 PM
Burma
John McCain's pet dog dies in "tragic ranching accident"

The Chesapeake Bay Terrier was the companion dog of former Senator John McCain. The dog was of unspecified age when it died.

Obituary from CBS News (https://www.wivb.com/news/national/mccain-family-mourning-after-john-mccain-s-dog-dies-in-tragic-accident-/1911790841)

@jmyrlefuller

Scared me for a minute. I thought it was Lindsey Graham they were writing about.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 10, 2019, 11:37:34 AM
Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn’t, Dies at 93

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Charles Van Doren, a Columbia University English instructor and a member of a distinguished literary family who confessed to Congress and a disillusioned nation in 1959 that his performances on a television quiz show had been rigged, died on Tuesday in Canaan, Conn. He was 93.

He died at Geer Village, a retirement community, near his home in Cornwall, Conn., where he had lived for several years, his son, John, said.

In the heyday of quiz shows in the 1950s, when scholarly housewives and walking encyclopedia nerds battled on “The $64,000 Question” and “Tic-Tac-Dough,” Mr. Van Doren was a rare specimen: a handsome, personable young intellectual with solid academic credentials, a faculty post at a prestigious university and an impressive family pedigree.

His father was Mark Van Doren, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, literary critic and professor of English at Columbia. His mother, Dorothy Van Doren, was a novelist and editor. And his uncle, Carl Van Doren, had been a professor of literature, a historian and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. Charles himself had bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a $4,400-a-year position at Columbia and an honest look about him.

More (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/obituaries/charles-van-doren-dead.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Van_Doren)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on April 10, 2019, 12:00:13 PM
Rats!  The times won't let me read the whole obituary because I don't have a subscription.

But while I was just a kid when the quiz show scandal erupted, I do remember my parents talking about it and they were none pleased.  Surprised that Mr. Van Doren did land on his feet after that scandal because it was quite a mess.

Rest in peace, Mr. Van Doren.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 10, 2019, 12:19:43 PM
@Applewood

I don't have a subscription either. However, the NYT allows several free views per browser each month before they put up the paywall. Try switching browsers.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Millee on April 10, 2019, 02:00:42 PM
Country Star Earl Thomas Conley dead at 77

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/earl-thomas-conley-dead-blake-shelton-absolutely-destroyed (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/earl-thomas-conley-dead-blake-shelton-absolutely-destroyed)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on April 10, 2019, 05:59:52 PM
That's so sad.  He was one of my fav country singers.

Much like the classic rock bands...same thing happening with the c & w.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 10, 2019, 06:33:29 PM
Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn’t, Dies at 93

More (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/obituaries/charles-van-doren-dead.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Van_Doren)
In 2008, Charles Van Doren broke a decades-long public silence to tell his side of the quiz show scandal story:

All the Answers (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/07/28/all-the-answers) (The New Yorker.)

From the article:

Of course, I eventually saw the movie. (Quiz Show.) I understand that movies need to compress and conflate, but what bothered me most was the epilogue stating that I never taught again. I didn’t stop teaching, although it was a long time before I taught again in a college. I did enjoy John Turturro’s version of Stempel. And I couldn’t help but laugh when Stempel referred to me in the film as “Charles Van F@cking Moron.”

Van Doren conflated two cracks given to Stempel in the film---Stempel referred to "Charles Van F@cking Doren" and "Charles Van Moron." I guess it did sound even funnier in Van Doren's conflation. But not quite as funny as John Turturro, as Herb Stempel, watching a television promo for Twenty-One the night he was supposed to take his dive to Van Doren and said, mournfully, No, tonight on Twenty-One Herb Stempel is going to take a dive. Tonight, watch Charles Van Doren eat his first kosher meal.

Among other things in his later life, Van Doren co-authored How to Read a Book with the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler. I have that plus a charming transcript, published in book form, from a CBS television special of 1963, The Dialogues of Archibald MacLeish and Mark Van Doren, the latter poet, of course, being Charles Van Doren's father.

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on April 10, 2019, 06:46:57 PM
@Applewood

I don't have a subscription either. However, the NYT allows several free views per browser each month before they put up the paywall. Try switching browsers.

I think I used up all my freebees on every browser.  LOL 

That's ok.  I read  other obituaries from sites that don't require a subscription. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 10, 2019, 09:20:44 PM
I think I used up all my freebees on every browser.  LOL 

That's ok.  I read  other obituaries from sites that don't require a subscription.
If you use Firefox, you can right click on the link and open it in a private window, which won't collect the cookies that tell how many you have seen.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 11, 2019, 02:09:41 PM
If you use Firefox, you can right click on the link and open it in a private window, which won't collect the cookies that tell how many you have seen.

@Smokin Joe
I didn't know about this! Thank you!  :beer:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 12, 2019, 12:13:37 PM
Forrest Gregg
Hall of Fame offensive lineman and NFL coach dies at 85

75
Gregg's jersey number with Green Bay

Gregg played 15 seasons in the NFL, 14 of them with the Green Bay Packers during the Vince Lombardi-era dynasty; his final season was with the Dallas Cowboys, where the versatile offensive linemen helped lead the Cowboys to a win in Super Bowl VI, the Cowboys' first. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibiliity.

After his playing career ended, he began a coaching career; while his on-field results, with the possible exception of the 1981-82 Cincinnati Bengals (he led the '81 Bengals to an appearance in Super Bowl XVI), were mediocre, he was notably never fired from a head coaching position: the Bengals let him leave to coach the Packers, then after four years, Gregg left to rebuild SMU, his alma mater, from the "death penalty" imposed after the Pony Exce$$ scandal in the late 1980s. Gregg coached two years for SMU, which despite a decimated roster managed three wins during his tenure, and remained athletic director until he got caught up with Bernie Glieberman in 1994. Two seasons under the notoriously incompetent Gliebermans and their Shreveport Pirates ended Gregg's coaching career; in 2005, Glieberman brought Gregg back to the Ottawa Renegades in an executive position.

Gregg died April 12, age 85, from Parkinson's disease.

Obituary from NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001026196/article/forrest-greggs-legacy-one-of-the-best-offensive-linemen-ever)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gregg)

Hall of Fame profile (http://www.profootballhof.com/players/forrest-gregg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on April 12, 2019, 12:44:09 PM
Forrest Gregg
Hall of Fame offensive lineman and NFL coach dies at 85

Ahh, that one hurts. I suppose it won't be much longer before all of "Lombardi's Packers" will be gone.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 12, 2019, 07:56:13 PM
@Smokin Joe
I didn't know about this! Thank you!  :beer:
You're welcome. (I learned about it here!)  :beer:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 12, 2019, 08:12:34 PM
You're welcome. (I learned about it here!)  :beer:

Please note:  That only works when they give you free previews.  And you still need Instapaper to read the ones with ad-blocker-blockers.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 13, 2019, 07:18:45 AM
She worked a show "Inside Africa", maybe this was only shown in Africa but 34 years old is no time to go. (IMHO, not a good picture either)

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(https://www.theepochtimes.com/assets/uploads/2019/04/13/Soni-Methu-CNN-host-700x420.jpg)
Former CNN Host Soni Methu on April 23, 2017. (Soni Methu/Facebook)

Former CNN Personality Passes Away Aged 34

By Richard Szabo
April 13, 2019

Family, friends, and fans are remembering the achievements of a former television host whose life was unexpectedly cut short on April 11.

Soni Methu, 34, hosted CNN International’s longest running feature program called “Inside Africa” from 2014 to 2015 when the show transitioned to a new format that no longer required a human presenter.

Read more at: https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-cnn-personality-passes-away-aged-34_2877966.html (https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-cnn-personality-passes-away-aged-34_2877966.html)

She collapsed in Kenya.  That last paragraph abot, "no longer required a human presenter"...   9999hair out0000

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on April 13, 2019, 08:13:43 AM
Gregg coached two years for SMU, which despite a decimated roster managed three wins during his tenure,

I remember this time well.
I was (and still remain) a fan of the Houston Cougars, where fellow NFL Alum Jack Pardee was coaching.
The "Coogs" played the hapless SMU Mustangs during Gregg's tenure, with their high powered run-and shoot-offense.
Led by the eventual Heisman-winning quarterback Andre Ware, the score was ridiculously lopsided.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on April 13, 2019, 08:18:05 AM
She worked a show "Inside Africa", maybe this was only shown in Africa but 34 years old is no time to go. (IMHO, not a good picture either)

She collapsed in Kenya.  That last paragraph abot, "no longer required a human presenter"...   9999hair out0000

So young.
What a shame, a beautiful young lady.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on April 13, 2019, 11:38:09 AM


Soni Methu, 34, hosted CNN International’s longest running feature program called “Inside Africa” from 2014 to 2015 when the show transitioned to a new format that no longer required a human presenter.


CNN has found robots to be more reliable propagandists and liars than their traditional leftist subhumans?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 13, 2019, 12:50:35 PM
Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/seymour-cassel-dead-familiar-face-john-cassavetes-films-was-84-1102383)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cassel)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001025/)
@Machiavelli
Seymour Cassel also had one intriguing supporting role---he played the fictional stand-in for New York Daily News sportswriter Dick Young in 61*, Billy Crystal's HBO film about Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and the 1961 chase to tie or break ruthsrecord. Dick Young, most notoriously, was the writer who gave then-commissioner Ford Frick the insidious asterisk idea over Frick's paranoia that ruthsrecord (so help me God that's how they said it back then) could be broken in the first 162-game season. (A decade and a half later, of course, Young would be the sportswriter who did the most to drive Tom Seaver out of town when Seaver haggled with the Mets in 1977 not just over his own contract extension but Seaver's critique that then-Mets chieftain M. Donald Grant refused to dip into the free agency waters to help improve the struggling Mets.) There's always the chance that even the cantankerous Young was half kidding about the idea but Frick pounced on it, even though the commissioner actually had no power to impose such a distinction on the records, just as there was the chance that Young was dead serious.

And Seymour Cassel did sort-of resemble Dick Young as Young was by 1961. Crystal may have fictionalised the writers of the time even though several who covered the Maris-Mantle quest in 1961 were dead at the time he made 61*, including Milton Gross of the New York Post, the one New York writer above all others who refused to run with the pack in trying to paint Maris in an automatically negative light because Maris wasn't the type to sell himself as a media type compared to Mantle who'd learned the hard way how to play the press. (Gross was also the writer who left the press box early during the 1956 World Series to catch up to battered Don Newcombe, drive home with him, and write a very poignant column about Newcombe's depression after losing yet another World Series game.) Richard Masur played Gross's stand-in in 61*, but Masur didn't resemble Gross as strongly as Cassel resembled Young.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 13, 2019, 01:24:29 PM
@EasyAce

What did you think of the movie 61*?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 13, 2019, 02:09:17 PM
@EasyAce

What did you think of the movie 61*?
@Machiavelli
It was a good movie with a little playing loose with the facts, including but not limited to:

* The incident involving a Tiger Stadium fan throwing folding chairs at Maris on the field happened the following season.

* Bob Cerv wasn't a Yankee to begin the 1961 season: he'd been with the expansion Los Angeles Angels to open the season; the Yankees re-acquired him that May.

* The film's game announcers called Camilo Pascual the Twins' opening day starter, but it actually wasn't---the actual Twins starter was future Yankee relief hero (down the 1964 stretch) Pedro Ramos.

* Fabled "Yankee Killer" Tigers righthander Frank Lary surrendered a pair of homers to Maris on the actual season---but not in the game depicted in the film. That bomb was actually hit off Hank Aguirre. (When Crystal's film was shown at the Bush White House later on, believe it or not George W. Bush, the former owner of the Texas Rangers [which tells you something about career regression] pointed the error out to Crystal.)

The most astonishing part of 61*, other than its mostly accurate portrait of the home run chase and its pressures: Actors Barry Pepper (Roger Maris) and Thomas Jane (Mickey Mantle) looked almost exactly like the two players they portrayed, especially Pepper. Also, Crystal's daughter, Jennifer, who played Maris's wife in the film, turned up several years later playing the wife of Dr. Taub in the medical procedural drama House.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 13, 2019, 02:15:01 PM
@Machiavelli

A pair of telling quotes:

Why can't they understand? I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there, and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth.---Roger Maris, during the heat of the 1961 chase.

I don't want people to forget Babe Ruth. I just want them to remember Henry Aaron.---Henry Aaron, as he approached Ruth's career home run record.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 14, 2019, 05:03:45 PM
Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83

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Bibi Andersson, the luminous Swedish actress who personified first purity and youth, then complexity and disillusionment, in 13 midcentury Ingmar Bergman films, died on Sunday in Stockholm. She was 83...

Her emotionally complex role in “Persona” (1966), the film that made her acting reputation, was one of the great stereotype reversals in film history, a definite departure for the thirtyish Ms. Andersson, who had begun acting in her teens. Before that film, Bergman had given her roles “symbolizing simple, girlish things,” she told The New York Times in 1977. “I used to be called a ‘professional innocent.’” ...

More (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/movies/bibi-andersson-dead.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibi_Andersson)

IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000761/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 15, 2019, 01:08:46 PM
Author and Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019

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The science fiction and fantasy community has lost a beloved icon. We are extremely sad to report that author and SFWA Grand Master Gene Wolfe passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 after his long battle with heart disease. He was 87.

Gene Wolfe was born in New York on May 7, 1931. He studied at Texas A&M for a few years before dropping out and fighting in the Korean War. After his return to the US he finished his degree at the University of Houston. He was an engineer, and worked as the editor of the professional journal Plant Engineering. He was also instrumental in inventing the machine that cooks Pringles potato chips. He pursued his own writing during his editorial tenure at Plant Engineering, but it took a few years before one of his books gained wider notice in the sci-fi community: the novella that eventually became The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

More (https://www.tor.com/2019/04/15/gene-wolfe-in-memoriam-1931-2019/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wolfe)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on April 15, 2019, 08:53:57 PM
Veteran Actor Georgia Engel Passes Away At Age 70
by BWW News Desk Apr. 15, 2019 

 
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of veteran stage and screen actor, Georgia Engel. She was 70 years old.

Georgia's Broadway roles included Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone; Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! with Ethel Merman, The Boys From Syracuse, and My One and Only with Tommy Tune. ...

She was best known for her work as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she appeared from 1972 until the show ended in 1977. The role won her two Emmy nominations.

After that series ended, she teamed up with former Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White for The Betty White Show during its first and only (1977-1978) season. ... Broadway World (https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Veteran-Actor-Georgia-Engel-Passes-Away-At-Age-70-20190415)

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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 15, 2019, 09:06:32 PM
Veteran Actor Georgia Engel Passes Away At Age 70
by BWW News Desk Apr. 15, 2019 
Apparently, if the NY Times is to be believed (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/georgia-engel-dead.html), Engel never saw a doctor because she was a Christian Scientist.

Which is kind of bizarre, especially at that age, since that's usually when problems start showing up. It doesn't mean your life has to end, though.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 15, 2019, 09:10:57 PM
Apparently, if the NY Times is to be believed (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/georgia-engel-dead.html), Engel never saw a doctor because she was a Christian Scientist.

Which is kind of bizarre, especially at that age, since that's usually when problems start showing up. It doesn't mean your life has to end, though.
Every time she opened her mouth on The Mary Tyler Moore Show she sounded as though she were suffering from a permanent head cold.

But I loved her anyway.

RIP Ms. Engel.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on April 15, 2019, 09:43:15 PM
Veteran Actor Georgia Engel Passes Away At Age 70
by BWW News Desk Apr. 15, 2019 

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She was also wonderful as Robert's mother-in-law on Everybody Loves Raymond.

RIP, Georgia.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on April 16, 2019, 02:29:38 AM
Miss Engel was so cute -- had that little girl voice that sounded so sweet and innocent. 

Rest in peace, Miss Engel. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on April 16, 2019, 09:24:10 AM
Apparently, if the NY Times is to be believed (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/georgia-engel-dead.html), Engel never saw a doctor because she was a Christian Scientist.

Which is kind of bizarre, especially at that age, since that's usually when problems start showing up. It doesn't mean your life has to end, though.
She was. I couldn’t figure out why she was in Princeton but they have a huge reading room on Nassau Street.

Georgette was my favorite character on the show, I can’t believe she got married in a plaid wedding dress
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on April 16, 2019, 09:51:57 AM
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Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71

John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, the guitarist of the the J. Geils Band, was found dead in his home in Groton, Massachusetts Tuesday. He was 71. Rolling Stone has confirmed Geils’ death. According to Groton Police, “a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes.”

“At approximately 4 p.m., Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a well-being check,” Groton Police said in a statement. “Upon arrival to the house, police located a man who was unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene … The Groton Police Department is investigating the death, as is standard procedure in all unattended deaths, however foul play is not suspected at this time.”

The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties. With vocalist Peter Wolf at the helm, the band became best known for singles like “Centerfold,” “Love Stinks,” “Come Back” and “Freeze-Frame,” which have since become rock radio mainstays....

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/guitarist-j-geils-dead-at-71-108373/ (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/guitarist-j-geils-dead-at-71-108373/)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on April 16, 2019, 10:17:05 AM
Every time she opened her mouth on The Mary Tyler Moore Show she sounded as though she were suffering from a permanent head cold.

But I loved her anyway.

RIP Ms. Engel.

Funniest thing ever was when she sang "Steam Heat" in a talent show.

I laughed hysterically.

She was basically my age.  WAY too young to die.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on April 16, 2019, 10:25:50 AM



Oh heavens, two icons from HS gone. I suddenly feel old.  888tapping cat

Thank you for one of my favorite albums Mr. Geils.

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on April 16, 2019, 10:30:41 AM


J Geils?  That was like two years ago.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on April 16, 2019, 10:42:35 AM
Breaking: J. Geils is still dead.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on April 16, 2019, 10:56:09 AM
J Geils?  That was like two years ago.

 :laugh:

I didn't see the date.  OK, I'm over it now.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 17, 2019, 01:39:34 PM
Alan Garcia
Two-time President of Peru commits suicide at 69

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Alan_Garcia_with_G.W._Bush.jpg/169px-Alan_Garcia_with_G.W._Bush.jpg)
Garcia with President George W. Bush in 2006.

Garcia was President of Peru from 1985 until being driven out in a 1990 coup. He made a successful comeback to the Presidency in 2006, serving until 2011; having professed he learned from his mistakes in the 1980s, the later Garcia administration, mostly conservative and pro-American, was largely a success.

Garcia committed suicide April 17 as he was about to be arrested in an international bribery scandal.

CNN report (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/americas/alan-garcia-peru-shoots-himself-intl/index.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Garc%C3%ADa)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 18, 2019, 12:16:42 AM
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Joe ’Terry’ Terranova, 78, lead singer of Philly-based Danny & the Juniors
by Hannah Chinn, Updated: April 17, 2019- 3:06 PM

Joe “Terry” Terranova, 78, the former Philadelphia street-corner singer and longtime frontman of Danny and the Juniors, died Monday, April 15, of natural causes at his home in Williamstown, according to his former group mate Frank Maffei.

Mr. Terranova got his start on a West Philly corner. In 1955, he and three other neighborhood teens — Danny Rapp, David White, and Maffei — formed the doo-wop group the Juvenaires, later called Danny and the Juniors.

“We used to sing in school, in electric shop, when we were doing bell wire and stuff like that,” Maffei, his musical partner of over 60 years, recalled Wednesday. “The teacher would say, ‘You better learn how to run those wires. … You sure aren’t going to make a living singing.’”


Read more at: https://www.philly.com/obituaries/danny-and-the-juniors-joe-terranova-philadelphia-music-alliance-rock-and-roll-20190417.html (https://www.philly.com/obituaries/danny-and-the-juniors-joe-terranova-philadelphia-music-alliance-rock-and-roll-20190417.html)

 Website  (http://www.dannyandthejuniors.com/)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_%26_the_Juniors)

It sounds like they are saying the "Danny" in it was the late Danny Rapp, who passed on in 1983.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufbom2jBMdE#)

The other big hit, "At the Hop" as in 'American Graffitti" but a cover band, well, Flash Cadillac performed it.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY6QHkH36bw#)

Good version.
 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 18, 2019, 01:12:32 AM
Website  (http://www.dannyandthejuniors.com/)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_%26_the_Juniors)

It sounds like they are saying the "Danny" in it was the late Danny Rapp, who passed on in 1983.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufbom2jBMdE#)

The other big hit, "At the Hop" as in 'American Graffitti" but a cover band, well, Flash Cadillac performed it.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY6QHkH36bw#)

Good version.
Danny Rapp committed suicide in 1983.

Danny & the Juniors were persuaded to change a song Dave White wrote from "Do the Bop" to "At the Hop" and the rest was history. And there was probably a good reason why Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids were tapped to play "At the Hop" (as the fictional Herby & the Heartbeats) in the dance sequence of American Graffiti---that group looked almost exactly the way Danny & the Juniors looked a decade earlier, if you could picture the Juniors playing instruments. The original Juniors were four singers and one instrumentalist, a hefty saxophonist named Lennie Baker---who went on from the Juniors to help co-found the 50s rock tribute group Sha Na Na. (Baker eventually got another classic movie shot: Sha Na Na appeared in the film version of Grease while Baker was still in the lineup, with Baker singing "Blue Moon." He died in 2016.)

Dave White later co-wrote two other big hits outside the Juniors:

Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me"
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNb-8gLcXLs#)

Len Barry, "1-2-3"
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKtSbC9otIM#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 18, 2019, 10:13:04 PM
@EasyAce

Fine information. Thanks for telling us.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 19, 2019, 01:16:20 PM
Lorraine Warren
"Paranormal investigator" who popularized several legends adapted into major films dies at 92

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ad/Lorraine_Warren.jpg/320px-Lorraine_Warren.jpg)

In 1952, Warren and her husband Ed established the New England Society for Psychic Research. Among the stories:

Most of the people who have tried to verify the Warrens' claims, while they all spoke positively of the Warrens personally, could find no evidence to support the claims. The New England Skeptical Society was founded in part to refute the Warren's paranormal investigations.

Obituary from The Connecticut Post (https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Paranormal-investigator-Lorraine-Warren-passes-13780501.php)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_and_Lorraine_Warren)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 22, 2019, 08:33:34 PM
Brenda (Earnhardt) Jackson
Second wife of Dale Earnhardt and mother of Dale Jr. dies at 65

Brenda Gee, the son of race car fabricator Robert Gee, was born into a racing family, so it was natural for her to fall for an up-and-coming racer, who would eventually become none other than NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. She had two children with Earnhardt, Dale Jr. (himself a competent racer, though never quite as accomplished as his father) and Kelley. They separated shortly thereafter.

As Dale Jr. rose to NASCAR's top ranks, Brenda (by this point remarried) took a job as an accountant with Dale Jr.'s racing team. She died of cancer; her death was announced April 22.

Obituary from WFAA (https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/nation-world/dale-earnhardt-jrs-mother-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/287-a7c1b8b1-646e-4a77-a2d3-2b7c9e9511b0)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 25, 2019, 09:39:24 PM
John Havlicek
Boston Celtics legend dies at 79

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/John_Havliceck%2C_Boston_Celtics%2C_1960s.jpg/147px-John_Havliceck%2C_Boston_Celtics%2C_1960s.jpg)

A 13-time NBA All-Star, Havlicek played his entire 16-season career with the Boston Celtics, the longest career of any NBA player up to that point. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. Renowned for his defensive abilities, Havlicek also held the ignonimous record for most missed shots; he still ranks second behind Kobe Bryant. He was known for being an outside shooter in an era before the three-point line. Havlicek's number 17 jersey is retired by the Bruins, who won eight NBA championships with him on their roster.

Havlicek died of compliations from Parkinson's disease April 25.

Obituary from the Boston Globe (https://www2.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/04/25/john-havlicek-one-greatest-celtics-ever-dies/Dwh59K8YIZO9PZ0b3lMQ7J/story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Havlicek)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on April 25, 2019, 10:21:06 PM
John Havlicek
Boston Celtics legend dies at 79

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/John_Havliceck%2C_Boston_Celtics%2C_1960s.jpg/147px-John_Havliceck%2C_Boston_Celtics%2C_1960s.jpg)

A 13-time NBA All-Star, Havlicek played his entire 16-season career with the Boston Celtics, the longest career of any NBA player up to that point. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. Renowned for his defensive abilities, Havlicek also held the ignonimous record for most missed shots; he still ranks second behind Kobe Bryant. He was known for being an outside shooter in an era before the three-point line. Havlicek's number 17 jersey is retired by the Bruins, who won eight NBA championships with him on their roster.

Havlicek died of compliations from Parkinson's disease April 25.

Obituary from the Boston Globe (https://www2.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/04/25/john-havlicek-one-greatest-celtics-ever-dies/Dwh59K8YIZO9PZ0b3lMQ7J/story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Havlicek)
Hondo's signature play, 1965 NBA East finals:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4fTjcJwImw#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on April 26, 2019, 11:00:46 AM
John Havlicek
Boston Celtics legend dies at 79

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/John_Havliceck%2C_Boston_Celtics%2C_1960s.jpg/147px-John_Havliceck%2C_Boston_Celtics%2C_1960s.jpg)

A 13-time NBA All-Star, Havlicek played his entire 16-season career with the Boston Celtics, the longest career of any NBA player up to that point. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. Renowned for his defensive abilities, Havlicek also held the ignonimous record for most missed shots; he still ranks second behind Kobe Bryant. He was known for being an outside shooter in an era before the three-point line. Havlicek's number 17 jersey is retired by the Bruins, who won eight NBA championships with him on their roster.

Havlicek died of compliations from Parkinson's disease April 25.

Obituary from the Boston Globe (https://www2.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/04/25/john-havlicek-one-greatest-celtics-ever-dies/Dwh59K8YIZO9PZ0b3lMQ7J/story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Havlicek)

Sorry to see this.

The 1960 Ohio State Buckeye basketball team with Havlicek and Jerry Lucas was a thing of beauty.

RIP, John....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on April 26, 2019, 11:17:28 AM
Havlicek was from the Upper Ohio Valley (Bridgeport, OH), from which many legendary athletes came, e.g., the Niekro brothers, Lou Groza, Bill Mazeroski, wrestler Bobby Douglass, and more. A few years ago, Havlicek's alma mater, Bridgeport High School, named the new gymnasium after him, and he attended the ceremony.
(http://www.bevs.k12.oh.us/WindowImages/havlicekceremony1.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on April 26, 2019, 11:55:46 AM
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Charity 'Sunshine' Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/E9B4/production/_106582895_857264_511616755547536_1369065848_o.jpg)
Charity "Sunshine" Tillemann-Dick, a venerated American opera singer who survived two double lung transplants, has died at age 35.

Tillemann-Dick was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2004, forcing her to undergo two emergency lung transplants needed to save her life.

Despite her illness Tillemann-Dick pursued a renowned career, performing her soprano work across the world.

Her family announced her death on her Facebook page on Wednesday.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48043765 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48043765)

No, I had not heard of her but found the story fascinating, may she rest in peace.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 28, 2019, 06:30:50 PM
Former Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) dies at 87

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/79/Lugar-Obama.jpg/220px-Lugar-Obama.jpg)
Luger with Obama in Russia.

Richard Lugar served as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana from 1968 until being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976. During his mayoral tenure, the city punished suburban sprawlers by absorbing all the suburbs to which people had fled into a unified city-county government. He was ousted in a 2012 primary. He ran for President in 1996 but was largely an also-ran in a crowded Republican primary.

Lugar's politics were difficult to define: he was generally fiscally aligned with the Republicans, took left-wing stances on gun control, immigration and climate change, was inconsistent on abortion, would vote in favor of almost any judicial nominee regardless of who nominated them, and supported the war in Iraq. He frequently cooperated with Democrats to get legislation passed.

Lugar died April 28 from an autoimmune nerve disease.

Obituary from USA Today (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/28/richard-lugar-dies-former-indiana-senator/3608748002/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lugar)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on April 29, 2019, 04:42:57 PM
John Singleton , Oscar nominated director of “Boyz N The Hood” has died at 51. He was the first African American nominated for best director, AP reports
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on April 29, 2019, 05:07:03 PM
@Freya

I guess it's official now.  Singleton had been reported dead earlier, but the report was premature.    Rest in peace, Mr. Singleton.

John Singleton, Pioneering Director Of 'Boyz N The Hood,' Dies At 51[/b]

Quote
Less than two weeks after John Singleton suffered a massive stroke, the trailblazing filmmaker has died in Los Angeles at the age of 51. The director, who made history with 1991's Boyz n the Hood as the youngest person and first African-American ever nominated for a best director Oscar, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital after his family took him off life support.

"This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John's doctors," the family said in a statement released to NPR, adding that he "passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends."

"John Singleton is a prolific, ground-breaking director," they said, "who changed the game and opened doors in Hollywood, a world that was just a few miles away, yet worlds away, from the neighborhood in which he grew up."

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718219541/john-singleton-pioneering-director-of-boyz-n-the-hood-dies-at-51 (https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718219541/john-singleton-pioneering-director-of-boyz-n-the-hood-dies-at-51)


Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on April 30, 2019, 01:39:07 PM
Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 93

Quote
He was rugged, rangy and relentless in his pursuit of quarterbacks. For 13 years during their heyday, the Baltimore Colts were defined by a slab of a man known simply as Gino.

No Colts player epitomized the club — or the city — better than Gino Marchetti, the Hall of Fame defensive end who died Monday of pneumonia. Marchetti, 93, passed away at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa.

“I kissed him and he knew me and smiled,” said Joan Marchetti, his wife of 41 years. “That was Gino’s way of saying goodbye.”

More (https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bs-sp-colts-marchetti-obit-20190430-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino_Marchetti)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on May 01, 2019, 10:59:48 PM
Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 93

More (https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bs-sp-colts-marchetti-obit-20190430-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino_Marchetti)

Big star alright...legend.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 02, 2019, 07:02:44 PM
Peter Mayhew
Actor known almost exclusively known as Chewbacca dies at 74

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/PeterMayhew11.14.08ByLuigiNovi1.jpg/220px-PeterMayhew11.14.08ByLuigiNovi1.jpg)

The English-born Mayhew was discovered by accident when George Lucas needed someone particularly tall to portray a large, hairy, vaguely humanoid alien; at 7'3", Mayhew, then working in a radiology lab, fit the bill. He would play the character in all three films in the original trilogy and would return for The Force Awakens; health problems forced him to give up the role prior to The Last Jedi.

Mayhew became an American citizen in 2005 and died April 30, 2019 from complications of spinal surgery.

Obituary from The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/peter-mayhew-chewbacca-star-wars-dies-at-74-1207099)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mayhew)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0562679/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 03, 2019, 03:48:11 AM
Peter Mayhew
Actor known almost exclusively known as Chewbacca dies at 74

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/PeterMayhew11.14.08ByLuigiNovi1.jpg/220px-PeterMayhew11.14.08ByLuigiNovi1.jpg)

The English-born Mayhew was discovered by accident when George Lucas needed someone particularly tall to portray a large, hairy, vaguely humanoid alien; at 7'3", Mayhew, then working in a radiology lab, fit the bill. He would play the character in all three films in the original trilogy and would return for The Force Awakens; health problems forced him to give up the role prior to The Last Jedi.

Mayhew became an American citizen in 2005 and died April 30, 2019 from complications of spinal surgery.

Obituary from The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/peter-mayhew-chewbacca-star-wars-dies-at-74-1207099)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mayhew)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0562679/)
So long Mr. Mayhew, thanks for the smiles (and we really apologize for comparisons to a former First Lady....Chewbacca wasn't that rough around the edges.)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 03, 2019, 09:14:23 AM
By Richard Szabo
May 1, 2019

https://www.theepochtimes.com/lawnmower-accident-kills-former-delta-force-commander-eldon-bargewell_2902981.html (https://www.theepochtimes.com/lawnmower-accident-kills-former-delta-force-commander-eldon-bargewell_2902981.html)

Several photos at the link above.

A former military officer in charge of an elite special mission unit of the United States Army died after a terrible accident in Alabama on April 29.

Former Delta Force Commander and Major General Eldon Bargewell died at the age of 72 after his lawnmower rolled over an embankment behind his home in Eufaula, 175 miles southeast of Birmingham.

The Special Operations Association (SOA) in Texas paid a tribute to Bargewell, who was arguably one of most highly decorated soldiers still on active duty back in 2006 when he retired. In a social media post, SOA described his death as “another heartbreaking loss of a dear friend and special man.”

“This was absolutely one of America’s finest patriots and gentlemen. Those of us blessed to know him have a hole in our hearts that will never be filled,” SOA said in a Facebook post dated April 30.

Bargewell’s final post was serving as deputy chief of staff for operations in Iraq.

“[He was] director of operations for operations [like] Restore Hope (Haiti), Enduring Freedom-NATO (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) … when Delta was organized, Eldon was an original member and served at every level of Delta from operator to commander,” SOA said.

“He [also] commanded special operations units from recon teams to special operations command level in Cambodia, Laos, North Vietnam, the Middle East, El Salvador, Operation Just Cause (Panama), Desert Storm (Iraq), Restore Democracy, and Allied Force (Bosnia/Kosovo).”

Bargewell began his 39-year career back in 1967, just a couple of years after graduating from high school in Hoquiam, Washington.

According to SOA, he had finished a special forces qualification course one year later and served his country in the Vietnam War at a top-secret unit called Command and Control North, MACV-SOG, as team leader for Reconnaissance Team Viper.

“During his service in Vietnam, Eldon earned the distinguished service cross, second only to the medal of honor in 1971 for ‘extraordinary heroism’ by breaking an assault by enemy forces despite suffering from ‘multiple fragmentation wounds from an exploding B-40 rocket,’ continued to fight and insured the safe extraction of his team,” SOA said.

Al.com reported that the cross award citation commended Bargewell for releasing a “deadly volume of machine gun fire” on the enemy despite being wounded himself. He refused medical treatment in order to defend the area and allow the safe extraction of his team.

“Staff Sergeant Bargewell’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army,” the commendation said.

After returning from Vietnam in 1972, Eldon attended Infantry Officers’ Candidate School and graduated as the leadership honor graduate of his class.

Arizona friend Don Wayne Curry paid a tribute to Bargewell on social media after learning of his accident. “Ranger friend Major General Eldon Bargewell passed away,” Curry said in a Facebook post dated May 1. “Near the time of his retirement [he] was reportedly the most decorated active member of the Army, died at his home in Eufaula, Alabama, Monday from a lawn mower flipped over a[n] embankment.”

Bargewell also received three bronze stars with combat “V” for valor under fire, four purple hearts, an army commendation medal with combat “V,” and a presidential unit citation.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on May 03, 2019, 09:30:14 AM
So long Mr. Mayhew, thanks for the smiles (and we really apologize for comparisons to a former First Lady....Chewbacca wasn't that rough around the edges.)
****drummer
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on May 03, 2019, 09:36:49 AM
Damn! 

Don't know when he was with MACV- SOG but I don't think I ever met him.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 03, 2019, 10:05:20 AM
Damn! 

Don't know when he was with MACV- SOG but I don't think I ever met him.

@Bigun

Go to the link and view the photo of him taken sitting at the launch site,waiting to go on a mission into Laos. He could have been a male model,and you KNOW the way it looks means he caught a lot of crap going through basic,AIT,and airborne training.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 03, 2019, 10:10:47 AM
Damn! 

Don't know when he was with MACV- SOG but I don't think I ever met him.

@Bigun

Tried to send you a PM,but you have me blocked. Were you with SOG?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on May 03, 2019, 10:11:33 AM
@Bigun

Go to the link and view the photo of him taken sitting at the launch site,waiting to go on a mission into Laos. He could have been a male model,and you KNOW the way it looks means he caught a lot of crap going through basic,AIT,and airborne training.

@sneakypete

LOL!  Ya think?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on May 03, 2019, 10:18:28 AM
@Bigun

Tried to send you a PM,but you have me blocked. Were you with SOG?

Yeah!  1967
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 03, 2019, 10:27:20 AM
Yeah!  1967

@Bigun

Cool! Send me a PM. We may have known one another. I was still on Okie part of the time in 67,but when back to Bragg in late 67 or early 68. Called Mrs A in late summer of 68,and a month later got orders to the 5th. Went to a leg signal battalion at first because I was still on profile with a dislocated shoulder and pulled muscles in my back,but contacted SGM Odom and made sure the skids would be greased for me to get back to SF as soon as the profile ended. Sure enough,I reminded him a few days before my profile ended,and he sent a guy over in a jeep with orders transferring me back to the 5th the same morning the profile ended. I knew him from when he was the B Company SGM on Okie,

I have never figured out why anybody would want to remain in the regular army. It seemed to me I was more of a cross between a babysitter and a prison guard than I was a NCO.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on May 09, 2019, 04:07:25 PM
Jim Fowler, Host of 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom,' Dies at 89
Mike Barnes

Jim Fowler, the naturalist and longtime co-host and host of the TV show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, died Wednesday at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut, his family announced. He was 89.

Fowler, an Emmy winner for his work on the nature program, also made more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, served as a wildlife correspondent for the Today show and showed up (with a hawk) as a guest on a talk show hosted by Kramer (Michael Richards) out of his apartment on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld.

Fowler and fellow zoologist Marlin Perkins worked on Wild Kingdom starting with the pilot episode that aired on Jan. 9, 1963, through Perkins' retirement in 1985. Fowler then went it alone for a few years and returned to the show when it was revived in 2002.

Born on April 9, 1930, in Albany, Georgia, Fowler grew up on his family farm. He excelled on his high school baseball and football teams and was offered a contract by the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. He attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, earning degrees in zoology and geology.

The 6-foot-6 Fowler worked at a raptor sanctuary in Florida and forged a reputation as an authority on predatory birds when he became the first man to successfully trap a harpy eagle and bring it back alive to the U.S. ...  Hollywood Reporter via MSN News (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/jim-fowler-host-of-mutual-of-omaha-s-wild-kingdom-dies-at-89/ar-AAB93Mq)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on May 09, 2019, 04:45:17 PM
Jim Fowler, Host of 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom,' Dies at 89
Mike Barnes

Jim Fowler, the naturalist and longtime co-host and host of the TV show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, died Wednesday at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut, his family announced. He was 89.

Fowler, an Emmy winner for his work on the nature program, also made more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, served as a wildlife correspondent for the Today show and showed up (with a hawk) as a guest on a talk show hosted by Kramer (Michael Richards) out of his apartment on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld.

Fowler and fellow zoologist Marlin Perkins worked on Wild Kingdom starting with the pilot episode that aired on Jan. 9, 1963, through Perkins' retirement in 1985. Fowler then went it alone for a few years and returned to the show when it was revived in 2002.

Born on April 9, 1930, in Albany, Georgia, Fowler grew up on his family farm. He excelled on his high school baseball and football teams and was offered a contract by the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. He attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, earning degrees in zoology and geology.

The 6-foot-6 Fowler worked at a raptor sanctuary in Florida and forged a reputation as an authority on predatory birds when he became the first man to successfully trap a harpy eagle and bring it back alive to the U.S. ...  Hollywood Reporter via MSN News (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/jim-fowler-host-of-mutual-of-omaha-s-wild-kingdom-dies-at-89/ar-AAB93Mq)

I remember the funny parodies:
Marlin Perkins: "While Jim is being mauled by the lion, I'll be up here getting a manicure."
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on May 09, 2019, 04:49:52 PM
I have to admit, my first thought was of his appearance on Seinfeld.
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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 09, 2019, 05:37:12 PM
I remember the funny parodies:
Marlin Perkins: "While Jim is being mauled by the lion, I'll be up here getting a manicure."

That's how I explained who he was to Mrs. Liberty.  She had never watched MoO Wild Kingdom.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on May 09, 2019, 10:02:10 PM
That's how I explained who he was to Mrs. Liberty.  She had never watched MoO Wild Kingdom.
MY memory is when one of the constrictors had him pretty well wrapped up and they cut to commercial. When they came back he was free  and the snake was gone. I wonder what happened to that poor creature?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 09, 2019, 10:35:17 PM
MY memory is when one of the constrictors had him pretty well wrapped up and they cut to commercial. When they came back he was free  and the snake was gone. I wonder what happened to that poor creature?

Someone figured out where the head ends and the neck begins.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on May 12, 2019, 02:22:18 AM
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Peggy Lipton: Twin Peaks and The Mod Squad star dies aged 72

Actor shot to fame in the 1960s playing a hippie undercover cop and returning to television with David Lynch’s cult series


Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show The Mod Squad and the 1990s show Twin Peaks, has died of cancer aged 72.

Lipton died surrounded by her family, her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones, said in a statement.

“We are heartbroken that our beloved mother passed away from cancer today,” they said. “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side. We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her. We can’t put all of our feelings into words right now but we will say: Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us.”

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/12/peggy-lipton-twin-peaks-and-the-mod-squad-star-dies-aged-72 (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/12/peggy-lipton-twin-peaks-and-the-mod-squad-star-dies-aged-72)

 wikipedia - Peggy Lipton  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Lipton)
 wikipedia - Mod Squad  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mod_Squad)
 wikipedia - Twin Peaks  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_peaks)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXMJ44F4_DI#)

I've heard this. I didn't know she sang this. Pretty good.  I've heard this song, I don't know if it was her version. Maybe I heard Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys version.

(http://blurtonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Mod-Squad.jpg)

Mod Squad mates,    Clarence Williams III  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Williams_III) and   Michael Cole  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cole_(actor)) are still living.

Clarence Williams III has been in a number of films I've seen.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 12, 2019, 08:41:23 AM
Just saw the news about Peggy Lipton on Bing trending news. Vaguely remember Odd Squad because I was a kid then but I do remember her on Twin Peaks. Her daughter was in The Office.
RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 12, 2019, 08:41:56 AM
Mod Squad was a big deal when I was in my late teens-early 20s.  Used to watch the show religiously every week.  Not long ago, one of those retro-tv stations ran the series.  I made it through about a quarter of an episode when I changed the channel.  The show seems so lame today. 

Lipton's character always seemed way too serious to me.  Sullen, actually. She was my least favorite character on the show.  Of course, as a hormonal teenager, I was more interested in Michael Cole's character.  I do remember that back in the 1970s , Lipton's marriage to Quincy Jones raised some eyebrows.  Mixed racial couples still weren't as accepted as they are now. 

Anyway, rest in peace, Miss Lipton.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 12, 2019, 09:13:42 AM
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Mod Squad was a big deal when I was in my late teens-early 20s.  Used to watch the show religiously every week.  Not long ago, one of those retro-tv stations ran the series.  I made it through about a quarter of an episode when I changed the channel.  The show seems so lame today. 

@Applewood

I get a lot of those channels on my HD antenna,and I am the same way about the westerns I used to love as a kid. Real formula snooze fests. About the only stuff that still holds together is stuff like Alfred Hitchcock Presents,The Twilight Zone,and similar dramas.


 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 12, 2019, 09:32:13 AM
@Applewood

I get a lot of those channels on my HD antenna,and I am the same way about the westerns I used to love as a kid. Real formula snooze fests. About the only stuff that still holds together is stuff like Alfred Hitchcock Presents,The Twilight Zone,and similar dramas.

I still watch westerns -- mainly in homage to my late father.  When I was a kid, he and I used to watch Bonanza, Rawhide, the Virginian, etc. etc. all the time.  One of my favorite childhood memories. What irks me nowadays is that sometime in the 1960s, westerns became politically correct.  Stupid -- since in the era when these westerns were set, people weren't tolerant of Indians, blacks, Jews or anyone else who wasn't purebred white. 

The Twilight Zone scared me as a kid, but as I grew older, I started watching reruns.  I realized that Rod Serling was something of a genius -- you might say way ahead of his time.  The stories on "Alfred Hitchcock" too were outstanding.  My favorite was the one where the woman killed her husband by clubbing him with a frozen roast.  Detectives looked all over for the murder weapon.  The wife had it baking in the oven.  She even invited the detectives to stay for dinner.  They ate the murder weapon.  LOL  Clever. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 12, 2019, 10:07:31 AM
@sneakypete

“I Love Lucy” has a huge fan base still as well as “The Mary Tyler Moore” show. IMHO

@Applewood the story about the roast is Roald  Dahl author, and it was Alfred Hitchcock. With Barbara Bel Geddes as the woman.

Later redone in the 80s in “Tales of the Unexpected” starring Brian Blessed. It’s called “Lamb to the slaughter”

That was my favorite Alfred Hitchcock and I think Brian Blessed is a wonderful actor since I saw him in “I Claudius”. I read the short story in college.

my least favorite Alfred Hitchcock was his last one aired about the magician who sawed the woman in half. Gross.

Sorry about all this, can you tell I have a degree in British Lit?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on May 12, 2019, 10:39:02 AM
Mod Squad was a big deal when I was in my late teens-early 20s.  Used to watch the show religiously every week.  Not long ago, one of those retro-tv stations ran the series.  I made it through about a quarter of an episode when I changed the channel.  The show seems so lame today. 

Lipton's character always seemed way too serious to me.  Sullen, actually. She was my least favorite character on the show.  Of course, as a hormonal teenager, I was more interested in Michael Cole's character.  I do remember that back in the 1970s , Lipton's marriage to Quincy Jones raised some eyebrows.  Mixed racial couples still weren't as accepted as they are now. 

Anyway, rest in peace, Miss Lipton.

My dad wouldn't have Mod Squad on TV if they paid him per episode. I had to settle for hearing the other kids talk about it at school on Wednesday mornings.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 12, 2019, 10:47:35 AM
@Freya   

Don't apologize.  Been a long time since I watched I Claudius.  Saw it when it was on PBS and I have the whole series on DVD.  Should really drag it out and binge watch it again.  Brian Blessed played Augustus Caesar, right?     My favorite character was the ruthless, murderous Livia played by Sian Phillips.  That woman was evil.

I had forgotten that Barbara Bel Geddes was the wife in that Hitchcock episode.  Of course, I remembered her from the original Dallas series.  When I saw the Hitchcock episode years later, I looked at the wife and thought she looked familiar.  And she was.   

TV today just isn't as good as it used to be.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on May 12, 2019, 11:00:59 AM
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She was a beauty.   

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 12, 2019, 11:06:30 AM
@sneakypete

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“I Love Lucy” has a huge fan base still


@Freya

There is just no excuse for that. Millions of young girls,including my ex,grew up with her as a role model for married women. Biggest fight we ever got into was over her insisting we watch that vapid crap instead of something I wanted to watch. Since I was the one working and paying the bills,I told her we were going to watch what I wanted to watch,and she blew up. Not that it did her any good. REALLY pissed me off because by then all the Lucy shows were re-runs anyhow,and she had already seen them. As well as learned her lessons on how to act from Lucy.

 I might even go so far as to say their should have been a bounty put on her head,as well as the heads of her writers.

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as well as “The Mary Tyler Moore” show. IMHO

She was just a harmless airhead. I saw her show a couple of times while visiting friends,and never could figure out why anyone watched it. Back then if you wanted to be entertained,you were better off reading a book. The 50's had more intelligent tv shows than the 60's. Hell,Hee Haw was on of the bright and shining intellectual stars of tv in the 60's.

@Applewood the story about the roast is Roald  Dahl author, and it was Alfred Hitchcock. With Barbara Bel Geddes as the woman.

Quote
Later redone in the 80s in “Tales of the Unexpected” starring Brian Blessed. It’s called “Lamb to the slaughter”

THANK YOU! One of my favorite tv shows of the era,and I had forgotten all about it. I do think I have a DVD of all the episodes around here somewhere,though.

Or maybe it is my "Tales from the Cyrpt" DVD? Another GREAT series. LOVED the Cyrpt Critter!

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 12, 2019, 12:12:49 PM


@Freya

There is just no excuse for that. Millions of young girls,including my ex,grew up with her as a role model for married women. Biggest fight we ever got into was over her insisting we watch that vapid crap instead of something I wanted to watch. Since I was the one working and paying the bills,I told her we were going to watch what I wanted to watch,and she blew up. Not that it did her any good. REALLY pissed me off because by then all the Lucy shows were re-runs anyhow,and she had already seen them. As well as learned her lessons on how to act from Lucy.

 I might even go so far as to say their should have been a bounty put on her head,as well as the heads of her writers.

She was just a harmless airhead. I saw her show a couple of times while visiting friends,and never could figure out why anyone watched it. Back then if you wanted to be entertained,you were better off reading a book. The 50's had more intelligent tv shows than the 60's. Hell,Hee Haw was on of the bright and shining intellectual stars of tv in the 60's.

@Applewood the story about the roast is Roald  Dahl author, and it was Alfred Hitchcock. With Barbara Bel Geddes as the woman.

THANK YOU! One of my favorite tv shows of the era,and I had forgotten all about it. I do think I have a DVD of all the episodes around here somewhere,though.

Or maybe it is my "Tales from the Cyrpt" DVD? Another GREAT series. LOVED the Cyrpt Critter!

@sneakypete

My ex used a different show/character for a role model.  She liked "Married With Children" and Peggy Bundy.  That's how she got to be an ex.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on May 12, 2019, 01:36:54 PM
@sneakypete

My ex used a different show/character for a role model.  She liked "Married With Children" and Peggy Bundy.  That's how she got to be an ex.

Did you score 4 touchdowns in one game?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 12, 2019, 02:36:46 PM
@sneakypete

My ex used a different show/character for a role model.  She liked "Married With Children" and Peggy Bundy.  That's how she got to be an ex.

@Cyber Liberty

Both were manipulative,controlling bitches that didn't work,and did nothing but stay at home all day and think up schemes to try to control and harm their husbands. Granted,Ricky Ricardo was a saint compared to Al Bundy,but no matter how low Al sank,Peggy was there to put her foot on his head to push it under water.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 12, 2019, 03:23:22 PM
Personally, I'd rather watch or (way better yet) listen to Our Miss Brooks (http://otrrlibrary.org/OTRRLib/Library%20Files/O%20Series/Our%20Miss%20Brooks/).
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 13, 2019, 09:01:10 AM
Breaking

Doris Day has died at the age of 97


Obits to follow news just broke
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 13, 2019, 09:06:27 AM
Breaking news

Obits to follow.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 13, 2019, 09:22:14 AM
Doris Day
Mid-20th century iconic actress turned reclusive animal enthusiast dies at 97

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a2/DorisDay-midnightlace.jpg/170px-DorisDay-midnightlace.jpg)

Born to German immigrants in 1922 (though she believed herself to have been born in 1924), Doris Kappelhoff rose to stardom fairly quickly in the 1940s as a vocalist for various radio groups; her 1945 recording of "Sentimental Journey" with the Les Brown orchestra was her first hit. A major star who transitioned successfully from radio to film, Day had the image of a squeaky-clean icon of the 1950s and starred in several hit films, both musical-comedy and dramatic.

Bad-faith contracts made by her husband shortly before his unexpected death in the late 1960s led to her reluctantly moving to television, most consistently with the sitcom The Doris Day Show, which ran from 1968 to 1973. She largely retired after her last television special in 1975, retreating to her estate in Carmel, California, where she tended to her animals. She only made occasional appearances after that.

Married four times, her only son, Terry Melcher (who recorded as surf-rock duo Bruce & Terry in the 1960s), predeceased her in 2004. She was survived by one grandson, Ryan Melcher.

Obituary from the Associated Press (https://apnews.com/b9a04d9ab2ce4276b2f6bdb6b39af585)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Day)

"Que Será Será," Day's signature song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc#)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000013/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Polly Ticks on May 13, 2019, 10:04:27 AM
RIP, Ms. Day

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on May 13, 2019, 10:10:54 AM
She spent her retirement running a dog rescue - her high end hotel in down town Carmel is pet friendly and is always packed with dogs and their owners.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 13, 2019, 11:12:33 AM
Doris Day was a wonderful performer.  Very pleasant singing voice.  I heard somewhere that she became a recluse when she lost her looks to aging.  I suppose her third husband losing her nest egg and the death of her only son didn't help.  She basically withdrew from people and focused primarily on animal causes. I understand her last husband complained Miss Day loved her animals more than him.

Rest in peace, Miss Day. 

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: libertybele on May 13, 2019, 06:43:41 PM
I still watch westerns -- mainly in homage to my late father.  When I was a kid, he and I used to watch Bonanza, Rawhide, the Virginian, etc. etc. all the time.  One of my favorite childhood memories. What irks me nowadays is that sometime in the 1960s, westerns became politically correct.  Stupid -- since in the era when these westerns were set, people weren't tolerant of Indians, blacks, Jews or anyone else who wasn't purebred white. 

The Twilight Zone scared me as a kid, but as I grew older, I started watching reruns.  I realized that Rod Serling was something of a genius -- you might say way ahead of his time.  The stories on "Alfred Hitchcock" too were outstanding.  My favorite was the one where the woman killed her husband by clubbing him with a frozen roast.  Detectives looked all over for the murder weapon.  The wife had it baking in the oven.  She even invited the detectives to stay for dinner.  They ate the murder weapon.  LOL  Clever.

I used to watch westerns with my Dad as well.  We used to curl up together on a Saturday afternoon in the den with a bowl of cheddar cheese popcorn.  John Wayne was my absolute favorite!!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 13, 2019, 08:31:08 PM
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I still watch westerns -- mainly in homage to my late father.  When I was a kid, he and I used to watch Bonanza, Rawhide, the Virginian, etc. etc. all the time.  One of my favorite childhood memories. What irks me nowadays is that sometime in the 1960s, westerns became politically correct.  Stupid -- since in the era when these westerns were set, people weren't tolerant of Indians, blacks, Jews or anyone else who wasn't purebred white. 

@Applewood

I don't know where you got that idea,but it just wasn't true outside of the northern cities. My own grandmother was a full-blooded Tuscarora Indian,and lived with no trouble at all in rural NC,where most of the tribe had lived until the British paid them to move to NY. She even lived in Norfolk,Va with her white husband and 6 children with no problems until he was murdered one night. He had a sailing ship,and had been involved in smuggling in liquor from the Carribean. Neither she nor any of her children had a moment of trouble.

I have heard reports the typical white settler in western NC were friendlier with the Cherokee tribe than they were to the Colonial government officials. Talked with other part and full Indians I met in the army (LOTS of Indians in SF) from all over the country who never had any problems from white people because they were Indians.

I am NOT saying it didn't happen because I am sure it did in places. Especially with "Reservation Indians",who gave being a drunk a bad reputation. There is something about the blood chemistry of Indians that causes us to just not be able to handle drinking alcohol like most people. We tend to get aggressive and we tend to easily become alcoholics.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on May 13, 2019, 11:00:57 PM
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2 American icons.

This is her I believe, in this "Juke Box Baby" video...sung by Perry Como. Amazing dancing.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgVZ5tM98YI#)

As I recall, she a big animal lover activist as well.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 14, 2019, 12:24:37 AM
I used to watch westerns with my Dad as well.  We used to curl up together on a Saturday afternoon in the den with a bowl of cheddar cheese popcorn.  John Wayne was my absolute favorite!!
@libertybele
When I came to have a thing for old-time radio twenty years ago or so, I started listening to some of the radio westerns.

I now believe the best of those westerns beats any television western ever. (Except, maybe, The Virginian.) Including:

Gunsmoke (http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Gunsmoke_Singles) (The radio original is way better than the television version, which used a lot of the radio scripts, by the way, and it had a far different and more effective cast: William Conrad as Matt Dillon; Georgia Ellis as Kitty; Parley Baer as Chester; Howard McNear as Doc.)

The Six Shooter (http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_The_Six_Shooter_Singles) (Jimmy Stewart in the title role of a laconic traveler throughout the old west; the series' Christmas episode, "Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol," is a classic. And its choice of "The Highland Lament" for its theme music was the most inspired theme of any western, radio or television.)

Frontier Gentleman (http://otrrlibrary.org/OTRRLib/Library%20Files/F%20Series/Frontier%20Gentlemen/) (John Dehner as a London Times reporter traveling through the old west and packing a swift gun himself when need be.)

Fort Laramie (http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Fort_Laramie_Singles) (Not to be confused with NBC-TV's eventual hit Western Laramie; it starred Raymond Burr as a Cavalry captain; if you listen closely enough, you could consider it his season-long audition for Perry Mason, since his character Lee Quince had a lot of Mason's traits.)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 14, 2019, 12:55:37 PM
Another one. Breaking

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 14, 2019, 12:56:14 PM
Boy all these greats passing. So sad

I really liked his “Mr Tuttle” character on the Carol Burnett show”
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: godblessRonaldReagan on May 14, 2019, 01:01:19 PM
@libertybele
When I came to have a thing for old-time radio twenty years ago or so, I started listening to some of the radio westerns.

I now believe the best of those westerns beats any television western ever. (Except, maybe, The Virginian.) Including:

Gunsmoke (http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Gunsmoke_Singles) (The radio original is way better than the television version, which used a lot of the radio scripts, by the way, and it had a far different and more effective cast: William Conrad as Matt Dillon; Georgia Ellis as Kitty; Parley Baer as Chester; Howard McNear as Doc.)

The Six Shooter (http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_The_Six_Shooter_Singles) (Jimmy Stewart in the title role of a laconic traveler throughout the old west; the series' Christmas episode, "Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol," is a classic. And its choice of "The Highland Lament" for its theme music was the most inspired theme of any western, radio or television.)

Frontier Gentleman (http://otrrlibrary.org/OTRRLib/Library%20Files/F%20Series/Frontier%20Gentlemen/) (John Dehner as a London Times reporter traveling through the old west and packing a swift gun himself when need be.)

Fort Laramie (http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Fort_Laramie_Singles) (Not to be confused with NBC-TV's eventual hit Western Laramie; it starred Raymond Burr as a Cavalry captain; if you listen closely enough, you could consider it his season-long audition for Perry Mason, since his character Lee Quince had a lot of Mason's traits.)

I love Gunsmoke & Fort Laramie. Another one I like is Tales of the Texas Rangers. It has a modern setting, but still has plenty of western flavor.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 14, 2019, 01:02:08 PM
Found the Variety obit


https://variety.com/2019/film/obituaries-people-news/tim-conway-comedian-and-carol-burnett-show-star-dies-at-85-1203214644/
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 14, 2019, 01:06:24 PM
Another one. Breaking

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85

@Freya

That one hurts. He and Harvey Korman were why the old Carol Burnette Show was so hysterically funny. Absolute comic genius and timing that still holds up today if you can find it on local programming. Carol Burnette was no slouch herself when it came to comedy,but when she added these two guys it was off the charts hilarious.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 14, 2019, 01:14:52 PM
@Freya

That one hurts. He and Harvey Korman were why the old Carol Burnette Show was so hysterically funny. Absolute comic genius and timing that still holds up today if you can find it on local programming. Carol Burnette was no slouch herself when it came to comedy,but when she added these two guys it was off the charts hilarious.

MeTV runs it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 14, 2019, 01:16:17 PM
@sneakypete

They say it goes in threes. I hope this streak ends with two,

I’m sad over the last two, especially Tim Conway. I liked Carol Burnette show when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 14, 2019, 01:25:12 PM
Another one. Breaking

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85

Tim Conway
Comic legend dies at 85

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/Tim_Conway_cropped.jpg/197px-Tim_Conway_cropped.jpg)

Bluffing his way into a director's job in Cleveland (alongside his first comic partner Ernie Anderson) got the former Tom Conway (he changed his name to Tim to avoid confusion with the detective actor of the same name) his first break in show business. Although many of his individual comic efforts have earned him fame and acclaim (including his famous diminutive Dorf character, which he used for home video shorts in the 1980s and 1990s), he is best known for his frequent collaborations:

- With Ernest Borgnine, he was a cast member of McHale's Navy and later reunited with Borgnine as elderly superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy on the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoons.
- With Don Knotts, he starred in the live-action Disney feature The Apple Dumpling Gang. Both Knotts and Conway had been cast members on The Steve Allen Show.
- With Harvey Korman, he formed a particularly long-lasting double act that became a regular feature on The Carol Burnett Show.

In most of these, Conway played his role with understated absurdity, showing a knack for making his co-stars over the years break into uncontrollable laughter with his antics.

Conway continued to work until about a year before his death, with his last role being Sponge out of Water, in which producers noted his declining health; he was diagnosed with senile dementia in 2018 and, after a custody battle, died May 14.

Obituary from People (https://people.com/tv/tim-conway-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Conway)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0176792/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on May 14, 2019, 01:33:37 PM
Because someone had to post it... Tim Conway and Harvey Korman in "The Dentist" skit:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on May 14, 2019, 01:57:53 PM
Another one. Breaking

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85
My two favorites were the dentist and the baby elephant.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Polly Ticks on May 14, 2019, 02:09:50 PM
My two favorites were the dentist and the baby elephant.

The baby elephant one was absolutely hysterical.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: libertybele on May 14, 2019, 03:14:12 PM
@Freya

That one hurts. He and Harvey Korman were why the old Carol Burnette Show was so hysterically funny. Absolute comic genius and timing that still holds up today if you can find it on local programming. Carol Burnette was no slouch herself when it came to comedy,but when she added these two guys it was off the charts hilarious.

Indeed, off the charts hilarious.  Who can forget the 'Dentist' skit?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 14, 2019, 03:28:09 PM
Another of the great comedians gone.     8888crybaby

My favorite  Harvey Korman and Tim Conway bits were the "Oldest" skits.  Here is the Oldest Fireman.  Poor Harvey could not stop laughing himself silly:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_AwOIs2buE#)

Rest in peace, Tim Conway.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on May 14, 2019, 03:30:13 PM
At around the  7 min mark Carol gets even with Tim for the Elephant story!

 Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7KpqXLxFck&ab_channel=fabtv#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on May 14, 2019, 03:57:56 PM
Another one. Breaking

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85

Tim Conway's son, Tim Conway Jr. is a big radio performer, on a very large Los Angeles AM station, KFI.

We were sitting together in our kitchen, listening to KFI when they announced his death.

Tim Conway Sr. took his kids to the horse races, at Santa Anita. (My wife's father took his kids to Santa Anita, too)

They don't make them like Tim Conway Sr. any more.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 14, 2019, 04:43:44 PM
Kinda off topic but the “Gone with the wind” sketch was very funny too.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 14, 2019, 05:31:31 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEig1D4sJdI#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 14, 2019, 05:36:59 PM
Kinda off topic but the “Gone with the wind” sketch was very funny too.

Yes indeed.  Some years ago, I saw the drapery dress worn by Carol Burnett at the Smithsonian and nearly fell over laughing.   My traveling companion is a good bit younger than I and wasn't familiar with the Carol Burnett Show.  She couldn't understand why I was laughing so hard.  That dress was perhaps the best sight gag ever.   I understand the sketch had to be stopped when Burnett appeared in that dress -- the audience was laughing so hard, the cast couldn't go on with the bit. 

Everyone on that show was brilliant.  It's unfortunate there are no great tv comedies like that anymore.  And as these wonderful comedians leave us, we are left with nothing and no one on tv truly funny anymore.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on May 14, 2019, 06:15:05 PM
Kinda off topic but the “Gone with the wind” sketch was very funny too.

Dead pan humor on the delivery of the best  line was pure comic gold...hell it was wonderful. 


Rat Butler: You, you vixen, you. Starlet, I love you. That-that-that gown is gorgeous!

Starlet O'Hara: Thank you. I saw it in the window, and I just couldn't resist it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on May 14, 2019, 06:32:45 PM
I thought Doris Day passing was sad. She was a good actress that you didn't have to worry about ripping he clothes off or spouting the F bomb.  I like that and the fact that she was a huge animal activist.

Tim Conway is heartbreaking.  He was hysterical.  There aren't many funny guys these days.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 14, 2019, 07:05:00 PM
Quote from: v

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My two favorites were the dentist and the baby elephant.

@verga

Despite being MUCH younger then,I think I wet myself a little watching the elephant sketch.

One of the funniest men to have ever lived. Carol Burnett was pretty good herself,but I watched her show religiously to see Conway and Korman do their thing.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 15, 2019, 07:40:14 AM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEig1D4sJdI#)

One of my cousins, an avid golfer, has the Dorf series on DVD.  They are a hoot.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 15, 2019, 12:18:13 PM
Boy all these greats passing. So sad

I really liked his “Mr Tuttle” character on the Carol Burnett show”
My favorite was the Dentist skit.
He was fun in McHale's Navy, too.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on May 15, 2019, 03:32:50 PM
'Missus A'Wiggins'

RIP Mr. Conway. Thanks for all the laughs.

He seemed ageless, hard to believe he was old enough to have fought in the Korean War.

I think the best parts of the show was when he made Korman lose it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 16, 2019, 06:11:48 PM
I.M. Pei
Architect famed for his modernist glass designs dies at 102

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Ieoh_Ming_Pei.jpg)

Active primarily from the 1960s through the 1980s, Pei's work included the National Centers for Atmospheric Research, the Kennedy Library, Dallas City Hall, the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University, what is now James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA; the John Hancock Tower in Boston; the Javits Convention Center in New York City; the pyramid that serves as entrance to the Louvre in France, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Obituary from TMZ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/05/16/louvre-pyramid-architect-i-m-pei-dead-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._M._Pei)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 16, 2019, 07:24:00 PM
Saw his pyramid at The Louvre. Thank you for the lovely buildings

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 17, 2019, 07:28:46 AM
Tardar Sauce
Cat with an overbite who went viral as Grumpy Cat dies at 7

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Tardar Sauce (at right) alongside another meme star, the "Overly Attached Girlfriend." (credit: Gage Skidmore)

The American Shorthair was born in 2012 with dwarfism and an underbite, giving it a perpetual frown. Although it appeared grumpy, it was largely a normal cat in regard to its behavior. The image of it quickly became a meme, which allowed its owner, Tabatha Bundesen, to leave her job at a chain restaurant.

Tardar Sauce appeared in numerous "legit" media, particularly from 2012 to 2014, culminating in the made-for-TV movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, in which the cat appeared as itself and was voiced by Aubrey Plaza.

Tardar Sauce died May 14 from a urinary tract infection.

Obituary from the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48308638)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumpy_Cat)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 17, 2019, 07:38:49 AM
Tardar Sauce
Cat with an overbite who went viral as Grumpy Cat dies at 7

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Laina_Morris_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg/320px-Laina_Morris_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg)
Tardar Sauce (at right) alongside another meme star, the "Overly Attached Girlfriend." (credit: Gage Skidmore)

The American Shorthair was born in 2012 with dwarfism and an underbite, giving it a perpetual frown. Although it appeared grumpy, it was largely a normal cat in regard to its behavior. The image of it quickly became a meme, which allowed its owner, Tabatha Bundesen, to leave her job at a chain restaurant.

Tardar Sauce appeared in numerous "legit" media, particularly from 2012 to 2014, culminating in the made-for-TV movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, in which the cat appeared as itself and was voiced by Aubrey Plaza.

Tardar Sauce died May 14 from a urinary tract infection.

Obituary from the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48308638)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumpy_Cat)

@jmyrlefuller

Seeing that cat never failed to crack me up.

I am guessing the dwarfism was a factor in her early death.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 17, 2019, 07:42:37 AM
No not Grumpy Cat!!! 888cryingkitty 888cryingkitty 888cryingkitty

Ping @Hopalong Ginsberg
@Cyber Liberty

Grumpy is with Morris and other famous cats at the Rainbow Bridge.

rest in peace little cat
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 17, 2019, 09:22:33 AM
@jmyrlefuller

Seeing that cat never failed to crack me up.

I am guessing the dwarfism was a factor in her early death.

There is a "breed" of cats called munchkins.  Someone thought it would be brilliant to breed cats born with this birth defect and create a whole new breed.  Some cat fancier organizations will not recognize munchkins as a legitimate breed -- for good reason.  Dwarfed cats like munchkins suffer from a host of afflictions that shorten their life span.  Deliberately breeding dwarfed cats is viewed as cruelty. 

Seven years is a short life.  My three cats all lived to their middle teens.  A close friend's previous cat lived to be 21.    Many of the advances in human medicine have benefitted our furry friends as well. 

I have a Grumpy Cat wall calendar.  Friends have Grumpy Cat mugs and other things.  I just love her "sayings."  Next month's Grumpy Cat saying is "I had fun once.  It was awful."  LOL

Rest in peace, sweet cat.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc5PgtdcUBU#)





Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 17, 2019, 10:34:05 AM
RIP Tard. 8888crybaby

I've been driving through her hometown many times on the way to our Castle. It's here in AZ.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: austingirl on May 17, 2019, 10:36:54 AM
RIP, Grumpy Cat.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 17, 2019, 11:20:11 AM
There is a "breed" of cats called munchkins.  Someone thought it would be brilliant to breed cats born with this birth defect and create a whole new breed.  Some cat fancier organizations will not recognize munchkins as a legitimate breed -- for good reason.  Dwarfed cats like munchkins suffer from a host of afflictions that shorten their life span.  Deliberately breeding dwarfed cats is viewed as cruelty. 

 

@Applewood

I am personally very pissed-off right now about another form of cruelty. There were 3 Mallards living along the bank on the road I pass over every day to go anywhere. Started as two,a drank and a hen,but last week another hen joined them. Beautiful and harmless creatures,they were practically tame. People would fish along the banks near them,and they wouldn't even bother to fly away.

No harm to anything in the world other than insects,yet when I left the house yesterday the drake was lying dead right square in the middle of one lane of the road. Some SOB purposely swerved over the yellow line in order to run over that duck. No reason to do it,other than he just wanted to kill something to be killing it. Seeing him and his hen used to bring a smile to my face at least twice a day as I left home and came back,and now even the hens have gone.

I would really like to find out who that was and have some works with him. Yes,I know these were wild ducks,not pets. I don't care. Someone who will purposely do something like that would also purposely run over a human if they thought they could get away with it,and I happen to like Mallards more than I like humans.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on May 17, 2019, 11:25:08 AM
Quote
Someone who will purposely do something like that would also purposely run over a human if they thought they could get away with it,and I happen to like Mallards more than I like humans.
I agree. I once was driving behind a pickup truck on a Pennsylvania country road and it sure looked like the driver intentionally swerved in order to hit a groundhog crossing the road. It didn't do any good for me to scream at him, but I did. Only a sicko would intentionally kill an animal like that.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 17, 2019, 11:48:49 AM
@sneakypete

Words?  Not me.  I'm ordinarily not violent and am something of a weakling, but my metal cane could give that guy a lesson he wouldn't forget. 

I worked in a building that was across the street from a trail leading to the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh.  After lunch I would take a walk along the trail to visit the resident ducks and geese.  Around this time of year, the ducks and geese would have their young.  The word "cute" doesn't begin to describe these little yellow fuzzballs.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 17, 2019, 12:41:58 PM
@sneakypete

Words?  Not me.  I'm ordinarily not violent and am something of a weakling, but my metal cane could give that guy a lesson he wouldn't forget. 

I worked in a building that was across the street from a trail leading to the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh.  After lunch I would take a walk along the trail to visit the resident ducks and geese.  Around this time of year, the ducks and geese would have their young.  The word "cute" doesn't begin to describe these little yellow fuzzballs.

@Applewood

AND.....,they are entirely harmless to everything but insects,and beautiful. Especially the male Mallards.

They also mate for life,which puts them one step ahead of most humans,including me.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on May 17, 2019, 12:42:05 PM
Herman Wouk, Author of 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'The Winds of War,' Dies at 103

Quote
Many of his novels, including 'Marjorie Morningstar,' lived beyond the page on the big screen, on Broadway or as highly rated miniseries.

Herman Wouk, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny that became a Broadway hit and then a Columbia Pictures classic that starred Humphrey Bogart in a career-defining performance, has died. He was 103.

Wouk died Friday in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, his literary agent Amy Rennert told the Associated Press.

Wouk also wrote The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, two historical novels about World War II that were published in 1971 and 1978, respectively, and transformed into ratings-grabbing 1983 and 1988 ABC miniseries that featured Robert Mitchum as U.S. Navy Captain Victor "Pug" Henry.

More (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/herman-wouk-dead-caine-mutiny-winds-war-author-was-103-1089474)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Wouk)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on May 17, 2019, 01:09:45 PM
Herman Wouk was among the best of the best.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on May 17, 2019, 01:10:28 PM
Herman Wouk was among the best of the best.

Yes, he was.  And, made it to 103!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 17, 2019, 01:11:42 PM
First Grumpy now Herman.

Thank you for writing “the winds of war” and “war and Remembrance” I still have those books from AP honors history .
RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 17, 2019, 01:32:05 PM
Herman Wouk got his first major professional break writing . . . for radio comedy legend Fred Allen. When Allen died, Wouk wrote this elegy in The New York Times the following day:

The death of Fred Allen, America's greatest satiric wit in our time, brings to mind Hazlitt's elegaic paragraph on the Restoration actors:

Authors after their deaths live in their works; players only in their epitaphs and the breath of common traditions. They die and leave the world no copy . . . In a few years, nothing is known of them but that they were.

Fred Allen was an eminent comic actor. But without a doubt his great contribution to life in America came in the marvellous eighteen-year run of weekly satiric inventino which was the Fred Allen show on radio. His was the glory of being an original personality creating new forms of intelligent entertainment. He was without peer and without a successful imitator.

His knife-like comment on the passing show of the thirties and the forties came from sources no other comedian had access to. He was a self-educated man of wide reading; he was a tremendously talented writer; and he had the deep reticent love of life and of people which is the source of every true satirist's energy. Fred's wit lashed and stung. He could not suffer fools. In this he was like Swift and like Twain. But his generosity to the needy, his extraordinary loyalty to his associates (in a field not noted for long loyalties) showed the warmth of heart that made his satire sound and important.

Because his work was a unique kind of comic journalism, the written residue might have suffered the usual fate of journalism. Fred fortunately preserved a fraction of it in that fine volume of Americana, his recent book
Treadmill to Oblivion. When he died, he was working on his autobiography; the portion he completed will be published.

But the few writings he left will give future generations a slim notion at best of what sort of man he was. In Fred Allen, the voice of sanity spoke out for all Americans to hear, during a trying period of our history, in the classic and penetrating tones of comic satire. Because he lived and wrote and acted here, this land will always be a saner place to live in. That fact is his true monument.

Among others, Wouk was on Allen's writing staff for this:

Texaco Star Theater with Fred Allen, "Mountain Justice" (CBS, 13 November 1940) (http://otrrlibrary.org/OTRRLib/Library%20Files/F%20Series/Fred%20Allen%20-%20Texaco%20Star%20Theater/Fred%20Allen%20-%20Texaco%20Star%20Theater%2040-11-13%20(06)%20Mountain%20Justice.mp3)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 17, 2019, 02:26:47 PM
@Applewood

AND.....,they are entirely harmless to everything but insects,and beautiful. Especially the male Mallards.

They also mate for life,which puts them one step ahead of most humans,including me.

Also, they are protective and caring of their little ones.  When I read stories of child abuse and neglect, I realize the birds are far better than us humans when it comes to the young and helpless.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on May 17, 2019, 03:14:43 PM
Back to TC for one last article.  Nice read.

https://www.cleveland.com/darcy/2019/05/doris-day-tim-conway-remembrance-darcy-cartoon.html (https://www.cleveland.com/darcy/2019/05/doris-day-tim-conway-remembrance-darcy-cartoon.html)


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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on May 17, 2019, 03:26:22 PM
Tim Conway Jr. has yet to return to his regular radio show. I look forward to his remarks. He spoke often of his more famous father.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: corbe on May 17, 2019, 04:14:43 PM
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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on May 17, 2019, 04:55:25 PM
I forgot Herman Wouk wrote Marjorie
Morningstar
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jafo2010 on May 17, 2019, 05:12:27 PM
Herman Wouk, one of my favorite authors.  He was brilliant!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: DCPatriot on May 17, 2019, 05:22:41 PM
Herman Wouk, one of my favorite authors.  He was brilliant!


Winds of War & War and Remembrance were outstanding.

Because of them, I've read Stalin's biographies.  LOL!  Read 2 to get the fairest assessment.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on May 17, 2019, 05:27:25 PM

Winds of War & War and Remembrance were outstanding.

Because of them, I've read Stalin's biographies.  LOL!  Read 2 to get the fairest assessment.

A fantastic scene from "War and Remembrance"

Aaron Jastrow's sermon on "Job" at Thereisienstadt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwqohkCRylY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwqohkCRylY)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on May 17, 2019, 05:29:03 PM
Herman Wouk, one of my favorite authors.  He was brilliant!

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nNVRclvNuM#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 17, 2019, 06:06:39 PM
Herman Wouk was among the best of the best.

@truth_seeker

Yes,he was,and the world just can't afford to lose intellects like that.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on May 17, 2019, 07:33:56 PM
@truth_seeker

Yes,he was,and the world just can't afford to lose intellects like that.

Fora time I devoured "Historical Fiction," from Wouk, Leon Uris, James Michener and others.


And an author names GTerry C. Johnston, who wrote mainly about the plains Indians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_C._Johnston
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on May 17, 2019, 11:53:21 PM
'Missus A'Wiggins'

RIP Mr. Conway. Thanks for all the laughs.

BTW His son (Tim Conway Jr. is back on the radio in LA tonight, talking about his father, running an interview with Carol Burnett, etc.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 17, 2019, 11:58:06 PM
RIP Grumpy Cat . . .

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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 20, 2019, 11:07:58 PM
Niki Lauda
Open-wheel racer dies at 70

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/Niki_Lauda%2C_1975_British_Grand_Prix.jpg/320px-Niki_Lauda%2C_1975_British_Grand_Prix.jpg)

Lauda was an Austrian race car driver who rose to fame in the early 1970s on the Formula One circuit. His rivalry with James Hunt, the flashy contender prone to spectacular crashes, culminated in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix that left Lauda with severe burns and scars that remained the rest of his life. Lauda successfully came back from those injuries to continue his racing career into the mid-1980s, eventually winning three world championships overall. The rivalry between Lauda and Hunt was documented in the 2013 film Rush.

Obituary from Fox Sports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/formula-one/niki-lauda-dead-dies-death-f1-news-age-how-statement-latest/news-story/a4f55a1d150aea2cd4b22913ca7930fe)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niki_Lauda)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 24, 2019, 11:39:21 AM
Jim Glaser
Tompall Glaser's youngest brother dies at 81

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Jim_Glaser_1980.jpg/220px-Jim_Glaser_1980.jpg)

Jim Glaser was the youngest of the three Glaser Brothers, along with his brothers Chuck and Tompall. As a family band, the Glaser Brothers had a string of top-40 country hits from 1966 until Chuck mostly retired in 1975 (they reunited for a brief time in the early 1980s); Jim was the high tenor of the trio. In the late 1970s, Tompall and Jim both embarked on solo careers, with Jim's being the most successful: his 1984 hit "You're Getting to Me Again" was the only song by any of the Glaser brothers to ever reach number one on the country charts.

Glaser, who also worked extensively as a session vocalist, died April 6 of a heart attack.

Obituary from MusicRow.com (https://musicrow.com/2019/04/tompall-the-glaser-brothers-member-jim-glaser-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Glaser)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTyDWmKyA3E#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on May 24, 2019, 12:30:43 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YStT1L9AVbE#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Machiavelli on May 25, 2019, 02:58:17 PM
Navajo Code Talker, New Mexico Sen. John Pinto has died at 94

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New Mexico state Sen. and Navajo Code Talker John Pinto is being remembered for his dedication and service to San Juan and McKinley counties and to the Navajo Nation.

Pinto, 94, died on May 24 in Gallup, according to a press release from the Gallup Police Department.

More (https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/navajo-nation/2019/05/24/new-mexico-senator-john-pinto-navajo-code-talker-dead/1225486001/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pinto)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on May 25, 2019, 06:14:38 PM
(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/05/24/PNM7/23857144-0970-4f55-82c4-1865a725cb51-FMN_Pinto_0525_02.JPG?width=540&height=&fit=bounds&auto=webp)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on May 26, 2019, 12:02:58 PM
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Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr died Sunday at the age of 85, according to the team.

The Packers announced Starr, a catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, had died citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014....

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bart-starr-1960s-green-bay-quarterback-dies-at-85 (https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bart-starr-1960s-green-bay-quarterback-dies-at-85)

He was legendary.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 26, 2019, 01:26:06 PM
Legendary indeed.  I remember watching Starr and the Packers with my Dad.  Dad considered Starr the best QB of his generation.

Rest in peace, Bart Starr.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 26, 2019, 03:47:58 PM
Legendary indeed.  I remember watching Starr and the Packers with my Dad.  Dad considered Starr the best QB of his generation.
@Applewood
That's exactly what Starr was. Your dad was right. (And, yes, he was better than Johnny Unitas.)

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 26, 2019, 05:59:06 PM
@Applewood
That's exactly what Starr was. Your dad was right. (And, yes, he was better than Johnny Unitas.)

RIP.

I remember Unitas too, but I would have to dig up stats and compare them and I'm too lazy to do that now.  LOL  So I guess I'll have to take your word for it.

I do believe that these guys are a heckuva lot better than so many other famous QBs out there, past and present, who were/are more hype than skill or talent. 

By the way, I didn't know that Starr was considered mediocre in college.  Apparently, he blossomed with the Packers.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 26, 2019, 07:47:11 PM
Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96 (https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/alan-young-dead-dies-mister-ed-1201779957/)

It should be said that Alan Young was a kind of radio star a decade and a half before he began horsing around on television: he was Jimmy Durante's successor protege to Garry Moore on radio, then had his own show for awhile toward the beginning of the end of the network radio era.

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 26, 2019, 08:05:46 PM
Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96 (https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/alan-young-dead-dies-mister-ed-1201779957/)

It should be said that Alan Young was a kind of radio star a decade and a half before he began horsing around on television: he was Jimmy Durante's successor protege to Garry Moore on radio, then had his own show for awhile toward the beginning of the end of the network radio era.

RIP.
 

Godspeed Wilbur. I met him once.  His current gig was Scrooge McDuck on Duck Tales.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 27, 2019, 08:07:52 AM
Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96 (https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/alan-young-dead-dies-mister-ed-1201779957/)

It should be said that Alan Young was a kind of radio star a decade and a half before he began horsing around on television: he was Jimmy Durante's successor protege to Garry Moore on radio, then had his own show for awhile toward the beginning of the end of the network radio era.

RIP.
That one's a few years old. 2016, I think.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on May 27, 2019, 09:47:04 AM
That one's a few years old. 2016, I think.

Indeed, IMDB lists his death as happening on May 19, 2016.  Here's his IMDB entry (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0949241/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1).

Interesting, he did a lot of voice work from 1979 onward.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 27, 2019, 11:24:06 AM
That one's a few years old. 2016, I think.
@jmyrlefuller
Indeed.

Somehow, it arrived in an e-mail newsfeed. I hit the link and didn't even see the date.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 27, 2019, 12:05:25 PM
@jmyrlefuller
Indeed.

Somehow, it arrived in an e-mail newsfeed. I hit the link and didn't even see the date.

I get MSN News .  One of the things that irks me is that the "news" sometimes consists of old stories. Periodically, they repeat the same story every other week.  And then there are "news stories" which are actually ads.   9999hair out0000
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 27, 2019, 12:07:54 PM
Indeed, IMDB lists his death as happening on May 19, 2016.  Here's his IMDB entry (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0949241/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1).

Interesting, he did a lot of voice work from 1979 onward.

I think cartoon voice work was his favorite gig.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 27, 2019, 12:34:25 PM
I remember Unitas too, but I would have to dig up stats and compare them and I'm too lazy to do that now.  LOL  So I guess I'll have to take your word for it.

I do believe that these guys are a heckuva lot better than so many other famous QBs out there, past and present, who were/are more hype than skill or talent. 

By the way, I didn't know that Starr was considered mediocre in college.  Apparently, he blossomed with the Packers.
@Applewood
Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas were compared frequently during and after their careers. And you could understand why: from 1958-1968, either the Packers or the Colts went to the NFL championship game in every season but one. (1963, when the Giants played the Bears thanks in part to Starr missing the second of two Green Bay-Chicago games with an injury.) In five of those seasons that they threw enough to qualify, Starr ranked higher than Unitas by the league's rating system and had a higher yards-per-pass average than Unitas did.

Both men played in an era in which quarterbacks weren't just field officers carrying out orders from the generals on the sidelines; quarterbacks were expected not only to help develop game plans but to change them on the spot, on the fly, often improvisationally. And Starr did it better, and he has the rings to prove it: he won five to Unitas's three, and that includes the Super Bowl. (Starr's team won the first two of those, too.)

I suspect one of the big reasons why Johnny Unitas's image loomed larger than Bart Starr's was the 1958 NFL championship game, the one so widely credited with putting the league on the map once and for all, the one in which football and television finally married in earnest and became the first such championship game to go to sudden death overtime, not to mention the one in which Unitas's Colts beat Charlie Conerly and the Giants. Because it was so long considered the greatest game ever played, too, Unitas earned an image so overwhelming that all those end-of-the-century polls nailed him as one of if not the greatest quarterbacks in the game's history.

The so-called Vince Lombardi system in Green Bay probably joined that to underrate Bart Starr in the public mind long range. The popular belief is that Lombardi teams won it on the ground and didn't pass as much, but the popular belief is actually wrong: Lombardi liked to strike early with passing, then mix in the running game as much to keep the clock on the move as anything else. You could say, as one analyst has, that Lombardi's Packers didn't win because they rushed, they built up rushing yardage because they won. But it's also true that as the 1960s went forward the Packers' running game actually faded while Starr's raw passing statistics got better. In fact, his arguable best season was 1966---when the Packers didn't have a running game to speak of but Starr threw fourteen touchdowns against a measly three interceptions and averaged nine yards a pass.

Would you like to see how Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas compare in the postseason?

(https://www.mylespaul.com/media/starrvunitaspostseason-jpg.110401/full)

Even in 1967, when Unitas won the NFL's Player of the Year award, Starr proved better when it mattered. The Colts played the Rams for a divisional playoff spot and the Rams flattened the Colts, 34-10 . . . but in round one of the playoffs the Packers flattened the Rams (remember, this was a season in which the Rams had the fabled Fearsome Foursome defensive line) 28-7, with Starr riddling them for 17 complete passes in 23 tries for 222 yards.

These were two great quarterbacks in the era when quarterbacks really were trusted more on the field, but the evidence says Bart Starr was better.

By the way, for those who might be wondering: Tom Brady's postseason completion percentage is only 2.2 higher than Starr . . . but Brady has a slightly higher interception percentage and a slightly lower yards per pass average. Starr's postseason yards per pass completion average (13.5) is also higher than Brady's. (11.1) Even allowing the changes in the NFL's postseason and the length of Brady's career, that's quite a difference.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 27, 2019, 02:21:34 PM
This just in:

Bill Buckner dies at 69 after battling dementia (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26832836/bill-buckner-dies-69-battling-dementia)

Buckner, who was hammered mercilessly over the Mookie Wilson grounder that skipped between his legs to end Game Six of the 1986 World Series. Lewy Body Dementia. (The same illness that killed one of my mother's cousins a couple of years ago.)

A good man and a good player who suffered for his manager's lapse (Buckner should have been removed for defense for the bottom of the tenth) but who eventually developed a fine sense of humour about it: when he visited Shea Stadium years later, he spotted Wilson (then a Mets coach) on the field and hollered, "Mookie, what do you say you hit me some grounders?"

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 27, 2019, 03:25:46 PM
@EasyAce

Thank you for the stats, history lesson and your insight on Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas.   :beer:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 27, 2019, 03:31:08 PM
Rest in peace, Mr. Buckner.  The late Robin Williams is said to have had LBD too.  Tragic.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on May 27, 2019, 03:44:04 PM
My father, who died at age 69, had Lewy Body dementia, as well. It's awful to see someone die at such a relatively young age.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on May 28, 2019, 02:01:30 PM
@EasyAce
@Applewood

It didn't hurt Unitas that the held the record for most touchdown passes in a season, until Dan Marino broke it.
in a 12 game season, he had to have better than 4 a game.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on May 28, 2019, 03:17:03 PM
As a Cubs fan he was very well liked in Cubbyland.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on May 28, 2019, 05:59:41 PM
Niki Lauda
Open-wheel racer dies at 70

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/Niki_Lauda%2C_1975_British_Grand_Prix.jpg/320px-Niki_Lauda%2C_1975_British_Grand_Prix.jpg)

Lauda was an Austrian race car driver who rose to fame in the early 1970s on the Formula One circuit. His rivalry with James Hunt, the flashy contender prone to spectacular crashes, culminated in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix that left Lauda with severe burns and scars that remained the rest of his life. Lauda successfully came back from those injuries to continue his racing career into the mid-1980s, eventually winning three world championships overall. The rivalry between Lauda and Hunt was documented in the 2013 film Rush.

Obituary from Fox Sports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/formula-one/niki-lauda-dead-dies-death-f1-news-age-how-statement-latest/news-story/a4f55a1d150aea2cd4b22913ca7930fe)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niki_Lauda)

I watched the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

A lot of people with red hats on.
The hats had "NIKI" in white letters on them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 30, 2019, 12:41:55 PM
Former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) dies at 81

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Thad_Cochran_1977_Congressional_photo.jpg/185px-Thad_Cochran_1977_Congressional_photo.jpg)

Cochran served in the U.S. Senate from 1978 until his retirement in 2018, and before that six years in the House of Representatives, winning election in 1972 thanks to redistricting and the Nixon landslide and in 1978 from a split in the Democratic vote.

Focusing mainly on local issues during his four-decade tenure, Cochran earned the nickname "King of Pork" for his position on the Appropriations Committee. He seldom took prominent stands on national issues, a factor in his being challenged by Chris McDaniel in a narrow and bitter primary in 2014.

Obituary from the Jackson Clarion-Ledger (https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/30/thad-cochran-dies-mississippi-senator-remembered-service/1285123001/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thad_Cochran)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Once-Ler on May 30, 2019, 01:59:27 PM
https://apnews.com/31eaed8011d143469fec6feb38072d54
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served 45 years in Washington and used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. He was 81.
more at link...

Nice hit AP.  They could have started...

Quote
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who represented Mississippi in Congress for 45 years, has died. He was 81.

or

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who became the first Republican to represent Mississippi in the Senate since Reconstruction, has died. He was 81.

or

Quote
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, one of the most respected member of the United States Senate by both parties, has died. He was 81.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 30, 2019, 02:03:05 PM
Leon Redbone
Singer/guitarist dies at 127—er, 69

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Leon_Redbone_at_Knuckleheads_Saloon-Kansas_City_MO.png/220px-Leon_Redbone_at_Knuckleheads_Saloon-Kansas_City_MO.png)

The unabashedly anachronistic singer was discovered by Bob Dylan in the early 1970s and made his name playing old-time music from the ragtime and vaudeville eras. His eccentric character and notorious secrecy about his personal life led to widespread speculation that he was a fictional character played by some other more famous entertainer, though this was never proven.

Obituary from Rolling Stone (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/leon-redbone-ragtime-singer-dead-842205/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Redbone)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bOjrl9Qxzg#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Once-Ler on May 30, 2019, 02:14:15 PM
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
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Very sad to hear the news on the passing of my friend, Senator Thad Cochran. He was a real Senator with incredible values - even flew back to Senate from Mississippi for important Healthcare Vote when he was desperately ill. Thad never let our Country (or me) down!
Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer
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Thad Cochran was one of the most personally decent, nicest people I’ve met in my career in the Senate. He will be missed.
Sen Dianne Feinstein @SenFeinstein
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Saddened to hear of Senator Thad Cochran’s passing. I had the pleasure of serving with him on the Senate Appropriations Committee for many years. He was a true gentleman. My thoughts are with his family and the people of Mississippi.
Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin
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Thad Cochran was a Mississippi gentleman and a valuable colleague & friend. Over the years, he quietly became a committed friend & supporter of DC Children’s Hospital. Helping DC children & families carried no political dividend but was the sort of kindness that defined Thad.
Senator Roger Wicker @SenatorWicker
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Thad Cochran was a giant in the United States Senate and one of the greatest champions Mississippi has ever known. My wife, Gayle, and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Cochran family at this time.
Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman
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For over 45 years, Senator Thad Cochran represented the people of Mississippi in Congress with honor.
 
We remember his life and thank him for his service to our nation.
 
Rest in Peace, Senator Cochran.
Leader McConnell @senatemajldr
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My statement regarding the passing of my friend and former colleague, Senator Thad Cochran.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D71IKZMX4AAhbiJ.jpg)
Sen. Susan Collins @SenatorCollins
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Senator Thad Cochran was a gentleman, a scholar, & a wonderful friend. From his enlistment in the Navy to his decades as Mississippi’s Senator, he served his country & his state well. My condolences to his wife Kay & to his children & to the people of the state he so loved.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith @SenHydeSmith
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Mississippi has suffered a tremendous loss today. Senator Thad Cochran was an incredible leader and a most respected member of the United States Senate. Mississippi is a better place because of his leadership that was guided by wisdom and faith.
Amy Klobuchar @amyklobuchar
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Thad was civil to everyone regardless of party.  Prayers for his family today.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D70srocW4AEBX94.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Mod1 on May 30, 2019, 02:15:51 PM
Merging with Obituaries thread, as story already was posted there.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on May 30, 2019, 02:50:36 PM
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpChuck Schumer @SenSchumerSen Dianne Feinstein @SenFeinsteinSenator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbinSenator Roger Wicker @SenatorWickerRonna McDaniel @GOPChairwomanLeader McConnell @senatemajldrSen. Susan Collins @SenatorCollinsU.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith @SenHydeSmithAmy Klobuchar @amyklobuchar(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D70srocW4AEBX94.jpg)

@Once-Ler

Did anyone worth a damn have anything nice to say about him?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on May 30, 2019, 03:12:29 PM
Saw Leon Redbone perform at a free concert at some dinky festival years ago.  Maybe not everyone's cup of tea -- a bit quirky -- but I liked him.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGUW0uAwDyw#)


Rest in peace, Mr. Redbone.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Once-Ler on May 30, 2019, 03:30:04 PM
@Once-Ler

Did anyone worth a damn have anything nice to say about him?
I thought you were a Trumpbot.  Did you read my post?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on May 30, 2019, 03:49:33 PM
Redbone - My Walking Stick (1975) HQ

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brjLTCAutaE#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 31, 2019, 06:20:03 PM
https://apnews.com/31eaed8011d143469fec6feb38072d54more at link...

Nice hit AP.  They could have started...

or

or
Well, I thought the job of a US Senator was to represent his State's interests in DC. Apparently, he did one heckuva job...
(Wonder if they treated Byrd the same way.)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 31, 2019, 06:22:17 PM
Saw Leon Redbone perform at a free concert at some dinky festival years ago.  Maybe not everyone's cup of tea -- a bit quirky -- but I liked him.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGUW0uAwDyw#)


Rest in peace, Mr. Redbone.
He was great in 'Oh Brother, Where art Thou'. Sorry to see him go.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 31, 2019, 08:14:53 PM
Roky Erickson
Cult musician dies at 71

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/Roky_Erickson_at_2007_Coachella_Valley_Music_and_Arts_Festival.jpg/220px-Roky_Erickson_at_2007_Coachella_Valley_Music_and_Arts_Festival.jpg)

Erickson began his musical career as a member of The 13th Floor Elevators, very nearly sharing the stage with Janis Joplin before she instead decided to go to San Francisco. Even without Joplin, the Texas-based  Elevators had some modest success and helped develop the sound that came to be known as psychedelic rock, most famously with the marginal hit "You're Gonna Miss Me," which remains his signature song.

The Elevators were notorious for their open use of copious amounts of numerous illegal drugs, which ultimately took a major toll on Erickson's mental health, and he was institutionalized for three years for schizophrenic episodes that largely went ineffectively treated until the 21st century. After his release, he continued to perform through the 1970s before he developed writer's block in the 1980s. He returned to music in the 1990s, having developed a cult following both among established musicians and (because of his schizophrenia) the "outsider music" community.

Obituary from Variety (https://variety.com/2019/music/news/roky-erickson-legendary-psychedelic-musician-dies-at-71-1203230465/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roky_Erickson)

"You're Gonna Miss Me" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OytJYBfwUk#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on May 31, 2019, 08:46:16 PM
My two favourite cuts by the 13th Floor Elevators:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16oWtEdC4No#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw--pywH9Wk#)

RIP Roky Erickson
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 01, 2019, 07:09:19 AM
Quote
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/C5B1/production/_107190605_gettyimages-77668605.jpg)
Frank Lucas: Man who inspired American Gangster dies aged 88

Frank Lucas, the notorious Harlem drug lord whose life inspired the 2007 film American Gangster, has died.

Born in North Carolina in 1930, he moved to New York where he became a prolific heroin trafficker throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1976 he was sentenced to decades in prison, but later provided evidence to police and was freed after five years.

A family member told US media he died from natural causes, aged 88, on Thursday in New Jersey.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48482067 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48482067)

 Frank Lucas  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lucas_(drug_dealer))
 American Gangster movie  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gangster_(film))
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 01, 2019, 09:25:49 AM
Frank Lucas  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lucas_(drug_dealer))
 American Gangster movie  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gangster_(film))

@TomSea

They must have used the wrong photo because we all KNOW it was dat ole debbil,de white mans what dun got de black mans a-dicted.

I am sure that any drugs that old black man was caught with were drugs he had seized from some ebil white mans dealer in an effort to keep drugs out of the black community.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 05, 2019, 07:55:06 AM
Quote
Obituaries
James Ketchum, who conducted mind-altering experiments on soldiers, dies at 87
By Harrison Smith
June 4 at 10:28 PM

James S. Ketchum, an Army psychiatrist who studied the effects of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs on American soldiers, overseeing classified Cold War-era experiments that spurred a debate on medical ethics, died May 27 at his home in Peoria, Ariz. He was 87.

His wife, Judy Ketchum, said she did not know the cause.

As American scientists raced to develop new missile systems in the 1960s, vying to outpace the Soviet Union in battlefield advances, Dr. Ketchum stood on the front lines of a parallel effort to modernize — some said civilize — human warfare.

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/james-ketchum-who-conducted-mind-altering-experiments-on-soldiers-dies-at-87/2019/06/04/7b5ad322-86cc-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/james-ketchum-who-conducted-mind-altering-experiments-on-soldiers-dies-at-87/2019/06/04/7b5ad322-86cc-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html)

More if one runs into the WaPo paywall, there is this article among many others: http://www.oneworldmedia.us/news/james-ketchum-who-conducted-lsd-experiments-on-soldiers-dies-at-87/ (http://www.oneworldmedia.us/news/james-ketchum-who-conducted-lsd-experiments-on-soldiers-dies-at-87/)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_S._Ketchum)

It sounds sinister today to speak about this. I have no idea if back in the day, it could have been seen as a "noble cause" per the first article.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 05, 2019, 08:53:45 AM
More if one runs into the WaPo paywall, there is this article among many others: http://www.oneworldmedia.us/news/james-ketchum-who-conducted-lsd-experiments-on-soldiers-dies-at-87/ (http://www.oneworldmedia.us/news/james-ketchum-who-conducted-lsd-experiments-on-soldiers-dies-at-87/)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_S._Ketchum)

It sounds sinister today to speak about this. I have no idea if back in the day, it could have been seen as a "noble cause" per the first article.

@TomSea

I sort of vaguely remember people talking about this in the 70's and claiming there was never any shortage of Acid Test volunteers. IIRC,Timothy Leary had a US Goobermint research grant at the college where he taught to research the various uses of LSD.

Unfortunately for LSD and the people that could have benefited from it,the military had a different focus than mental health care,and not all the subjects were volunteers,and it seems the researchers might not have been as careful about dosage size as they could have/should have been.

AND......,since the government wanted to weaponize it,that meant it could not also be used as a mental health tool. After all,you can't have it as both a tool to help Americans and a tool to destroy the minds of our enemies,can you? Hard to get financing and hard to keep people from talking about it if you try.

I freely admit that my taking LSD and similar mind-altering drugs in the 70's gave me insights into things that were bothering me on a sub-conscious level that I didn't even know were the cause of many of my physical reactions like anger and violence. It came as a shock to be to be tripping and sitting in a bar,and then watching someone else act out in anger,and be able to see myself in them. Most importantly,I remembered how foolish and senseless that other person had been once I came down and was back to normal,and recognizing that you HAVE a problem and now know the SOURCE of the problem is key to eliminating it as a problem.

I also freely admit I was more than a little suicidal back then,and taking LSD and similar drugs are the only reason I am alive today. You can't beat something unless you can understand it and how it affects you.

The media played their part in demonizing drugs like LSD and "magic mushrooms" by publicizing stories of mass murders supposedly done under the influence of mind-altering drugs,but I suspect in most cases it was alcohol and not LSD. The truth is there were reasons hippies became known as being passive and non-violent,and those reasons were related to their drug use.

Then again,the hippies knew they were taking mind-altering drugs,and unlike the "test monkey soldiers" that had scientists trying to convince them they were insane and violent,the hippies had people keeping them mellow.

To this very day I think there should be mandatory hard time in prison given to anyone who gives anyone else any sort of mind-altering drug without their permission.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 06, 2019, 06:52:46 PM
Dr. John
Louisiana funk musician dies at 77

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/20060714_Dr._John_in_Vienne%2C_France.jpg/320px-20060714_Dr._John_in_Vienne%2C_France.jpg)

M. John Rebbenack, who had been an accomplished session musician since the late 1950s, eventually rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a headline act with a cult following. His New Orleans funk rock styling was distinctive, as was his vocal styling. His best-known songs were "Right Place Wrong Time" (his lone top-40 hit) and "My Opinionation," the theme song to the hit teen sitcom Blossom. Rebbenack died of a heart attack June 6.

Obituary from the New Orleans Advocate (https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_a962e500-8877-11e9-991d-2f4782c02ae0.html/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT4RainY-lY#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on June 06, 2019, 06:56:01 PM
Dr. John
Louisiana funk musician dies at 77

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/20060714_Dr._John_in_Vienne%2C_France.jpg/320px-20060714_Dr._John_in_Vienne%2C_France.jpg)

...

Oh, no!  One of my favorites.  I saw him with White Trash many years ago. 

A tribute to Dr. John:

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z3YmwlSHI8#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on June 06, 2019, 07:00:36 PM
Coincidentally, I saw Dr. John perform at the same festival where I saw Leon Redbone (see my comment following Mr. Redbone's obit).  The festival itself was awful, but the free concerts were really good.  Dr. John was just so cool.

Rest in peace, Mr. Rebennack.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 06, 2019, 07:23:19 PM
Dr. John
Louisiana funk musician dies at 77

 

Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyMd19sE6U4

This one is my favorite piece with Dr John giving Etta James a little vocal help,not that Etta James ever NEEDED any vocal help from anyone. This one is special. I am guessing they had some history,and there was some smouldering fire working in the background. You could see it in their eyes. You will just never see a live performance by anyone any better than this one. Two old pros,blowing the room away,and that was a tough crowd to impress.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on June 06, 2019, 07:29:49 PM
@sneakypete

Awesome performance.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on June 06, 2019, 08:45:26 PM
RIP, Night Tripper . . .

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZUoSsnRPU#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKn6sUz7O0g#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n3CShvEWWs#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMbFM3UH0E#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD8npKskEdo#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBPGqC27zqc#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lekQoT485aA#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 06, 2019, 08:50:57 PM
Rest in peace, he was also used often as a reference about rock and roll.  Often quoted.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on June 06, 2019, 10:45:07 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John#Battle_with_addiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John#Battle_with_addiction)

Became a big time fan,  after he appeared several times on Midnight Special.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAtZBE5XXFo#)



Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on June 06, 2019, 10:52:36 PM
Another one of my favorites by Dr. John is a Louis Jordan tune, called "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't" with BB King.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvC9qpw9JAs&ytbChannel=eddyroxanne#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on June 06, 2019, 11:14:49 PM
Another one of my favorites by Dr. John is a Louis Jordan tune, called "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't" with BB King.

 

Yeah, but nothing will ever top the Tom and Jerry version.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on June 06, 2019, 11:27:41 PM
Yeah, but nothing will ever top the Tom and Jerry version.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 07, 2019, 08:09:06 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John#Battle_with_addiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John#Battle_with_addiction)

Became a big time fan,  after he appeared several times on Midnight Special.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAtZBE5XXFo#)
Awesome find. Thanks for the share.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on June 07, 2019, 10:09:16 AM
Body found in home confirmed to be missing Mouseketeer Dennis Day
By Joshua Rhett Miller
June 7, 2019 | 9:48am
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A body found at the Oregon home of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” has been confirmed to be former Mouseketeer Dennis Day, state police and relatives said.

Day, 76, who was among the show’s original cast of child actors in the 1950s, was reported missing in July by his husband, Ernie Caswell, who was hospitalized at the time and suffers from memory loss, the Oregonian reports.

A body was then found in April at Day’s home in Phoenix, Oregon, and state police confirmed Thursday that a medical examiner’s office has identified the remains as the missing man, who “uncharacteristically” left his dog with a friend prior to his disappearance, according to missing persons reports. ...
Full story (https://nypost.com/2019/06/07/body-found-in-home-confirmed-to-be-missing-mousekeeter-dennis-day/)

(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/47013842_10218315437940819_435202396084240384_n.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=290)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on June 07, 2019, 12:51:24 PM
Oh, no!  One of my favorites.  I saw him with White Trash many years ago. 

A tribute to Dr. John:

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z3YmwlSHI8#)

That makes sense, since the Winter Bros and Mac were from Beaumont.
Later when Johnny Winter started making blues records on the Alligator label, Dr. John was on a few of his songs.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 07, 2019, 01:04:45 PM
Body found in home confirmed to be missing Mouseketeer Dennis Day
By Joshua Rhett Miller
June 7, 2019 | 9:48amFull story (https://nypost.com/2019/06/07/body-found-in-home-confirmed-to-be-missing-mousekeeter-dennis-day/)

(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/47013842_10218315437940819_435202396084240384_n.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=290)

Prayers for Dennis Day as well. I do remember I'd watch him on the Jack Benny show.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kVw6Av6_xA#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on June 07, 2019, 01:50:39 PM
Prayers for Dennis Day as well. I do remember I'd watch him on the Jack Benny show.
Not the same Dennis Day. Not even a relative. Doing our homework is our friend.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on June 07, 2019, 01:58:13 PM
Not the same Dennis Day. Not even a relative. Doing our homework is our friend.

The other Dennis Day passed away in 1988.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on June 07, 2019, 02:02:06 PM
The other Dennis Day passed away in 1988.
Of Lou Gehrig's disease, no less, the poor man.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 07, 2019, 04:13:58 PM
Not the same Dennis Day. Not even a relative. Doing our homework is our friend.
Was gonna say: that Dennis Day (a/k/a Gene McNulty) was a little older than that (despite Mr. Benny's protests to the contrary)!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on June 07, 2019, 05:23:03 PM
Was gonna say: that Dennis Day (a/k/a Gene McNulty) was a little older than that (despite Mr. Benny's protests to the contrary)!
Well, if Jack Benny could be 39 years old for about the last 49 years of his life, why couldn't the first Dennis Day be a naive late-teenage mama's boy for the middle thirty years of his life?  wink777
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 07, 2019, 07:00:40 PM
The other day, that former Arkansas woman Senator was found dead, I'm just haring about this.

Quote
Another Former Republican State Senator Found Shot Dead at Home Former Oklahoma state Sen. Jonathan Nichols found dead with gunshot wound By: Jay Greenberg |@NeonNettle on 7th June 2019

A second former Republican state senator has been found dead at home from a gunshot within a span of two days. 53-year-old Former Oklahoma GOP state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead inside his home in Norman on Wednesday night from an apparent gunshot wound, according to police. Investigators are working with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

READ MORE: https://neonnettle.com/news/7735-another-former-republican-state-senator-found-shot-dead-at-home
© Neon Nettle
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on June 07, 2019, 10:24:16 PM
Quote
Acclaimed 'Star Trek' artist Keith Birdsong dies

(https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/tulsaworld.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/0c/60ce6afa-4d30-5d80-988d-e677ee516282/5cf6e07aaa8ac.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C900)

Oklahoma artist Keith Birdsong, whose realistic likenesses of “Star Trek” actors made him one of the world’s most in-demand Trek illustrators, died Tuesday. He was 59.

Birdsong was born July 14, 1959, in Muskogee, where he spent much of his childhood. He had a residence in Tulsa at the time of his death.

....

Birdsong’s body of work includes hundreds of illustrations linked to the “Star Trek” franchise, including posters, book covers and collector plates. But he also was hired to provide likenesses of Elvis Presley and others for the U.S. Postal service. Some of his works are in the Smithsonian Institution, including a likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

https://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/acclaimed-star-trek-artist-keith-birdsong-dies/article_54434878-5585-5a8a-91e9-91ec8870a1e5.html (https://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/acclaimed-star-trek-artist-keith-birdsong-dies/article_54434878-5585-5a8a-91e9-91ec8870a1e5.html)

He was way too young.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 08, 2019, 11:00:33 PM
Tony Rodham
Hillary Clinton's younger brother dies at 64

A college dropout and lifelong grunt, Rodham held jobs such as process server, repo man, private investigator and political operative. Largely surviving on political incest and nepotism, her sister Hillary married Bill Clinton while he married the daughter of senator Barbara Boxer; he benefited largely from cronyism and favors from his well-connected family members.

No cause of death was stated.

Obituary from CBS News (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tony-rodham-died-hillary-clintons-youngest-brother-dead-cause-of-death-unknown-2019-06-08/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rodham)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on June 08, 2019, 11:32:57 PM
Tony Rodham
Hillary Clinton's younger brother dies at 64

A college dropout and lifelong grunt, Rodham held jobs such as process server, repo man, private investigator and political operative. Largely surviving on political incest and nepotism, her sister Hillary married Bill Clinton while he married the daughter of senator Barbara Boxer; he benefited largely from cronyism and favors from his well-connected family members.

No cause of death was stated.



Poor guy.  A younger sibling should out live their olders.  May Hillary pass away soon to make up for his passing so early.  Hell is waiting for her
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 11, 2019, 08:49:21 PM
W.E.B. Griffin

I went back to February, he passed on Feb. 12, 2019, I saw no mention of this, this fellow was a fairly prolific writer of ? military and police novels? I know I have one of his books, "Close Combat" which isn't suppose to be one of his best.  I saw a picture of him with Gingrich too.

 W.E.B. Griffith  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Griffin)

(http://www.webgriffin.com/images/Books/HonorBound/BloodAndHonor240.jpg)

It appears his series on the Marine Corps was well-received.

(http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388187675l/1052648.jpg)

It's a bit strange that this one got my us, this is when one of the obits touched on Ballantine books. Maybe someone posted it about a week after.







Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 11, 2019, 08:59:17 PM
W.E.B. Griffin

I went back to February, he passed on Feb. 12, 2019, I saw no mention of this, this fellow was a fairly prolific writer of ? military and police novels? I know I have one of his books, "Close Combat" which isn't suppose to be one of his best.  I saw a picture of him with Gingrich too.

 W.E.B. Griffith  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Griffin)

(http://www.webgriffin.com/images/Books/HonorBound/BloodAndHonor240.jpg)

It appears his series on the Marine Corps was well-received.

(http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388187675l/1052648.jpg)

It's a bit strange that this one got my us, this is when one of the obits touched on Ballantine books. Maybe someone posted it about a week after.

@TomSea

NOBODY wrote better novels about the military than WEB Griffin. His books about the US Army that start before WW-2 and go though to the Muddle East were so well thought-of that he was made an honorary member of the Special Operations Association. At least some of his characters are composite characters of real men that served.

His series about the USMC (The Corps)  that began in pre-WW-2 China is a must-read series,too.

I honestly think I have read every book he has ever written,and was prepared to buy more.

He ranks right up there with Louis L'Amour as a writer,and I don't give praise higher than that.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 14, 2019, 08:33:21 PM
Pat Bowlen
Owner of the Denver Broncos dies at 75

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Pat_Bowlen.JPG/240px-Pat_Bowlen.JPG)

Bowlen, born into wealth through his father's oil company, owned the Denver Broncos from 1984 until his death. During his tenure his Broncos appeared in seven Super Bowls, three of them wins, and was one of the winningest teams in the NFL during that span. He is credited with nurturing a family atmosphere, maintaining close ties with Broncos alumni, including selling a portion of the team to his longtime starting quarterback John Elway after Elway's retirement.

Bowlen had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for approximately nine years prior to his death at age 75 on June 13. He died a month before he was to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An estate fight is expected, as Bowlen was unsure of which of his children would want to inherit the team, and two of them (both daughters) have stepped forward; in the meantime, the team will be held in trust by Elway and CEO Joe Ellis.

Obituary from the Denver Post (https://www.denverpost.com/2019/06/14/pat-bowlen-dies/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Bowlen)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 15, 2019, 11:53:13 AM
Quote
Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96, Italian media report.

The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet.

Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent months.

The two-time Oscar nominee also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48648278 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48648278)

 bio  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Zeffirelli)

Directed   The Champ  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Champ_(1979_film)) with John Voight. I think I saw it and liked it but I don't remember a lot about it now. Also, directed "Taming of the Shrew" and "Romeo and Juliet"(1968) and "Jesus of Nazareth" per link.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on June 15, 2019, 01:55:58 PM
bio  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Zeffirelli)

Directed   The Champ  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Champ_(1979_film)) with John Voight. I think I saw it and liked it but I don't remember a lot about it now. Also, directed "Taming of the Shrew" and "Romeo and Juliet"(1968) and "Jesus of Nazareth" per link.

I saw Romeo and Juliet as a teenager.  For us kids it was the in movie to see  at the time.  Leonard Whiting (Romeo) was a hunk and the girls went crazy over him.  The film itself was ok -- more of a modern retelling of the story, which didn't go over well with purists.  The film did win a few awards.

Rest in peace, Mr. Zefferelli 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on June 17, 2019, 10:59:16 AM
Quote
Fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt, the only daughter of a railroad magnate and heiress to industrialist has died at age 95
Gloria Vanderbilt died at age 95, her son Anderson Cooper revealed on Monday. Cooper said he took Vanderbilt to the hospital several weeks earlier, where she learned she had severe stomach cancer.
http://inbox.foxnews.com/t?r=6053&c=616&l=1&ctl=E6C:EBD0A72B6E305F1ECEDF8111EBC210A01CEE7F7F70D81760& (http://inbox.foxnews.com/t?r=6053&c=616&l=1&ctl=E6C:EBD0A72B6E305F1ECEDF8111EBC210A01CEE7F7F70D81760&)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on June 17, 2019, 11:06:56 AM
Didn't realize Miss Vanderbilt was still alive.   Had a suit designed by her.  Was able to get it for a reasonable price at the now defunct Saks Fifth Avenue location in downtown Pittsburgh during one of the store's clearance sales.  Wore that suit to work for many years and received plenty of compliments on it.

Rest in peace, Miss Vanderbilt.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 17, 2019, 11:20:36 AM
Didn't realize Miss Vanderbilt was still alive.   Had a suit designed by her.  Was able to get it for a reasonable price at the now defunct Saks Fifth Avenue location in downtown Pittsburgh during one of the store's clearance sales.  Wore that suit to work for many years and received plenty of compliments on it.

Rest in peace, Miss Vanderbilt.

She was an old-school designer for men, back before they all started marching men out on the runways wearing short skirts and bras.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 17, 2019, 12:51:14 PM
Mohammed Morsi
Egyptian president and suspected terrorist dies at 67]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Mohamed_Morsi-05-2013.jpg/220px-Mohamed_Morsi-05-2013.jpg)

Having spent much of his young adulthood in the United States, Morsi returned to Egypt in 1985, was elected to the Egyptian parliament in 2000 and was elected President of Egypt in 2012. Less than a year later, after having attempted to consolidate his power into a dictatorship, he was deposed in the Arab Spring.

A longtime member of the Muslim Brotherhood with suspected ties to the Palestinian terror group/political party Hamas, Morsi was on trial for international espionage when he died following his collapse in an Egyptian courtroom.

Obituary from the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48668941)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Morsi)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on June 17, 2019, 03:46:02 PM
That Arab Spring really worked out well.   Thanks to Obama. /s
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on June 17, 2019, 05:01:34 PM
I saw Romeo and Juliet as a teenager.  For us kids it was the in movie to see  at the time.  Leonard Whiting (Romeo) was a hunk and the girls went crazy over him.  The film itself was ok -- more of a modern retelling of the story, which didn't go over well with purists.  The film did win a few awards.

Rest in peace, Mr. Zefferelli




We must be in the same age group. At the time it was the movie to see as I recall. It was so entrancing because at the time Olivia was so young and Leonard, as you said was a hunk. Not being a Shakespeare afficianado...the variance didn't even sink into my romantic brain,  lol.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 17, 2019, 06:32:18 PM
That Arab Spring really worked out well.   Thanks to Obama. /s
Wow. Hillary is really covering her tracks...

(For those who just tuned in, Morsi's wife and Huma's mom were reputed to be pals over at the Muslim Sisterhood, a sorts ladies' auxiliary of the Muslim Brotherhood. Yep. That Huma. There are no coincidences.)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 17, 2019, 09:16:28 PM
She was an old-school designer for men, back before they all started marching men out on the runways wearing short skirts and bras.

@Cyber Liberty

If that is true,she sure missed the train with her boy.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 17, 2019, 10:11:38 PM
@Cyber Liberty

If that is true,she sure missed the train with her boy.

Happens all the time.   :shrug:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 20, 2019, 11:42:58 AM
It is my sad duty to report TBR has lost one of our Members.   8888crybaby

Machiavelli has passed, and has joined his beloved wife Estelle.  May he finally find relief to the pain her passing has left behind. 

Godspeed, @Machiavelli.  The Staff, Management and Members of The Briefing Room will miss you greatly.

https://www.facebook.com/kenw3 (https://www.facebook.com/kenw3)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 20, 2019, 11:46:02 AM
It is my sad duty to report TBR has lost one of our Members.   8888crybaby

Machiavelli has passed, and has joined his beloved wife Estelle.  May he finally find relief to the pain her passing has left behind. 

Godspeed, @Machiavelli.  The Staff, Management and Members of The Briefing Room will miss you greatly.

https://www.facebook.com/kenw3 (https://www.facebook.com/kenw3)

@Cyber Liberty

I had no idea he was even sick.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 20, 2019, 11:51:22 AM
@Cyber Liberty

I had no idea he was even sick.

@sneakypete

Me neither.  I did know his heart was broken when God called Estelle home.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 20, 2019, 11:53:13 AM
Rest in peace, in my thoughts and prayers. Evening Star at tos and being discussed as well. A very personable and helpful individual.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 20, 2019, 11:59:55 AM
Rest in peace, in my thoughts and prayers. Evening Star at tos and being discussed as well. A very personable and helpful individual.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3758226/posts (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3758226/posts)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on June 20, 2019, 12:11:02 PM
@sneakypete

Me neither.  I did know his heart was broken when God called Estelle home.

Sadly, this happens often, particularly when a couple has been together for years.  Just so hard for one to go on when his or her mate is called home. 

Rest in peace Machiavelli.  May you and your beloved Estelle be happy together for eternity. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on June 20, 2019, 12:36:41 PM
It is my sad duty to report TBR has lost one of our Members.   8888crybaby

Machiavelli has passed, and has joined his beloved wife Estelle.  May he finally find relief to the pain her passing has left behind. 

Godspeed, @Machiavelli.  The Staff, Management and Members of The Briefing Room will miss you greatly.

https://www.facebook.com/kenw3 (https://www.facebook.com/kenw3)

This is sad news.
I really enjoyed his interactions with us here.
He will be sorely missed, for sure.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on June 20, 2019, 05:01:15 PM
I hate that.  He was a good guy.

May we all be remembered as fondly as he his.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on June 21, 2019, 09:47:10 PM
It is my sad duty to report TBR has lost one of our Members.   8888crybaby

Machiavelli has passed, and has joined his beloved wife Estelle.  May he finally find relief to the pain her passing has left behind. 

Godspeed, @Machiavelli.  The Staff, Management and Members of The Briefing Room will miss you greatly.

https://www.facebook.com/kenw3 (https://www.facebook.com/kenw3)
:amen:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on June 22, 2019, 04:17:44 PM
Elliot Roberts, who managed Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, dies at 76

Quote
Veteran music executive and talent manager Elliot Roberts, who shepherded the careers of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and numerous others for more than half a century, died Friday, a longtime associate confirmed to The Times. He was 76.

A cause of death was not immediately known.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-elliot-roberts-obituary-manager-neil-young-20190621-story.html (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-elliot-roberts-obituary-manager-neil-young-20190621-story.html)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 23, 2019, 06:16:02 PM
Dave Bartholomew
Prolific songwriter from the New Orleans music scene dies at 100

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1b/Dave_Bartholemew.jpg/220px-Dave_Bartholemew.jpg)

Bartholomew's breakthrough in the music industry came in the early 1950s, when he wrote many of Fats Domino's early hits (including "Ain't That a Shame" and "I'm Walkin'"), produced several of his other hits, and provided his backing band. Among some of his other hits outside of working with Domino are "I Hear You Knocking," made a hit by Dave Edmunds in the early 1970s, and "My Ding-a-Ling," which later became Chuck Berry's lone number-one hit.

Obituary from the New Orleans Times-Picayune (https://www.nola.com/entertainment/2019/06/dave-bartholomew-new-orleans-composer-who-helped-create-rock-n-roll-dies-at-100-report.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Bartholomew)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqs5gkyH930#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 23, 2019, 11:41:52 PM
Dave Bartholomew, sure, great song writer... Fats actually made a lot of albums though we know his big hits mostly.

Per Elliot Roberts:
Quote
Neil Young Pens Tribute to Former Manager and "My Best Friend" Elliot Roberts
Ashley Iasimone, Billboard

 "We are all heartbroken, but want to share what a great human being Elliot has been," the musician wrote Saturday.

Neil Young has published a heartfelt letter on the loss of his longtime manager, Elliot Roberts, who died Friday morning at the age of 76.

"My friend for over 50 years, Elliot Roberts, has passed away. We are all heartbroken, but want to share what a great human being Elliot has been," the singer-songwriter wrote Saturday of the legendary music manager.

More at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/neil-young-pens-tribute-manager-elliot-roberts-1220462 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/neil-young-pens-tribute-manager-elliot-roberts-1220462)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on June 24, 2019, 01:27:01 AM
Re. Elliott Roberts; upcoming movied titled "Echo in the Canyon, about that Laurel Canyon era.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/echo_in_the_canyon (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/echo_in_the_canyon)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 26, 2019, 12:49:01 PM
Beth Chapman
Wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" dies at 51

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Dog-Chapman.jpg/320px-Dog-Chapman.jpg)
The deceased is at right.

Chapman, herself a bounty hunter whose husband was Duane Chapman, star of the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, died following throat cancer treatment that left her comatose.

Obituary from Fox News (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dog-the-bounty-hunter-star-beth-chapman-dead-at-51)

Wikipedia: Dog the Bounty Hunter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_the_Bounty_Hunter)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on June 26, 2019, 01:17:28 PM
Cancer is a b***h.

Peace to het family
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on June 26, 2019, 01:42:34 PM
It is my sad duty to report TBR has lost one of our Members.   8888crybaby

Machiavelli has passed, and has joined his beloved wife Estelle.  May he finally find relief to the pain her passing has left behind. 

Godspeed, @Machiavelli.  The Staff, Management and Members of The Briefing Room will miss you greatly.

https://www.facebook.com/kenw3 (https://www.facebook.com/kenw3)

Oh, what horrible news to come back to!

May God rest his sweet soul!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 26, 2019, 04:26:21 PM
Beth Chapman
Wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" dies at 51

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Dog-Chapman.jpg/320px-Dog-Chapman.jpg)
The deceased is at right.

Chapman, herself a bounty hunter whose husband was Duane Chapman, star of the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, died following throat cancer treatment that left her comatose.

Obituary from Fox News (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dog-the-bounty-hunter-star-beth-chapman-dead-at-51)

Wikipedia: Dog the Bounty Hunter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_the_Bounty_Hunter)
Sad. They seemed like they were good for one another.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 27, 2019, 06:51:41 AM
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Billy Drago, Actor in 'The Untouchables,' Dies at 73
Ryan Parker  MOVIES
4:18 PM PDT 6/26/2019 by

Courtesy of Photofest
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Billy Drago in 'The Untouchables' (1985)
His career spanned four decades and he appeared in over 100 films, including Clint Eastwood's classic 1985 Western, 'Pale Rider.'

Billy Drago, best known for his work playing Al Capone's top henchman in The Untouchables, died Monday in Los Angeles, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 73.

Drago appeared in numerous films and TV shows over the years, including X-Files and Charmed, but he was most recognized for portraying real-life mobster Frank Nitti (always wearing a white suit) in the Brian De Palma 1987 classic.

At the time, THR's review of The Untouchables noted, "Also deserving praise on the bad guy's side is Billy Drago as the psycho, trigger-happy Frank Nitti — his mean and vicious glint is razor sharp." The character had a memorable rooftop demise at the hands of Eliot Ness, who was played by Kevin Costner.

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/untouchables-actor-bill-drago-dies-at-73-1221296 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/untouchables-actor-bill-drago-dies-at-73-1221296)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 27, 2019, 10:59:15 AM
Max Wright
Actor best known for his role on ALF dies at 75

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/Alfintro.jpg)
Wright is the tallest person in this screenshot.

Wright broke onto Broadway in 1968 and, transitioning to screen work in the early 1970s, found work as a bit actor in films and television series in the mid-70s to the mid-80s before landing what would be his signature role, that of patriarch Willie Tanner, on the family sitcom ALF. Wright would quickly grow to hate the role (as did many of his castmates, who found ALF's owner Paul Fusco extremely difficult to work with), which later factored into the show's ending.

Wright had been retired from acting since 2005. He died of lymphoma June 26.

Obituary from the Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/max-wright-dead-alf-dad-tony-nominated-actor-was-75-1221314)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Wright)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0942642/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on June 27, 2019, 12:30:39 PM


One of the best lines in the Untouchables.....

"Where's Nitti?"

"He's in the car."

Drago's acting was so good that I was horrified with myself that I was THRILLED when he went off that roof!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 27, 2019, 11:32:08 PM
Of course, the Untouchables TV show didn't have Drago but I think it had the Nitti character.

------

On to other news, Rest In Peace, Justin Raimondo has passed away.

He ran that "anti-war" website that I check fairly frequently for news articles, they'd assemble a lot of news to be aware of. I can't say I agree with a lot of their editorial views but if they are respectable and I think they were to others, I respect that.

(https://original.antiwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/raimondo.gif)

Obit: https://original.antiwar.com/Antiwar_Staff/2019/06/27/justin-raimondo-rip-1951-2019/

That website, "Salon", see, they are just pretty nasty spirited. Then, let's say you have a website and magazine called "New Republic", though, liberal,  they don't seem to be a bunch of mean-spirited jerks like some are.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 28, 2019, 11:20:29 PM
More on Justin Raimondo, I didn't know that part about being a "gay activist"; it made me wonder, hmmm, but guess what? The National Review just came out with a tribute to him!

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   Justin Raimondo, RIP

By Michael Brendan Dougherty
June 28, 2019 9:56 AM

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Justin Raimondo (WIkimedia)

Justin Raimondo died yesterday at age 67 after struggling with cancer. His obituary is a must read just for the eye-popping detail about his boyhood confrontation with a Communist psychotherapist. Raimondo was a young radical libertarian, a gay-liberation activist, and an indefatigable support of Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaigns. Yes, you read that right.  His two great passions were preserving the memory of the pre–World War II American right, and his activist news portal, Antiwar.com, which has opposed every U.S. war and military intervention since its founding in 1995.

Raimondo could be a dogged nuisance to anyone he disagreed with. He was absolutely unbearable to Jonah Goldberg. Like his political idol, the radical libertarian Murray Rothbard, Raimondo always had some new cockamamie left–right alliance against the respectable people in mind. He did not care about the reputation of his allies, or his own reputation. He was proud to be a “deplorable” long before Clinton injected that phrase into our consciousness. In his hatred of the “war party” he would embrace conspiracy theories and indulge any number of kooks. He was irresponsible and he frequently exhibited bad judgement. He could also be extraordinarily sweet.

And I couldn’t help but love him. From roughly 2002 to 2006, I would refresh his website at midnight three nights a week waiting for his link-filled columns on the Iraq War. He gave me a thorough-but-wildly-biased introduction to the history of the American Right. One that got me interested in Alcove 1 on one side, or Albert Jay Nock on the other. In those columns he introduced me to America’s Californian poet Robinson Jeffers, who was something like an environmentalist, an isolationist, and a misanthrope. An acquired taste for sure, but for that alone I’m eternally grateful. Maybe it’s an odd thing, but it was this radical gay libertarian who led me, column by column, to the Russell Kirks, Whitaker Chambers, Irving Kristols. I learned to hate Woodrow Wilson from Justin. Being entertained, appalled, and darkly thrilled by his columns set me on the road to becoming a journalist, to taking ideas seriously. We are not alike at all, and yet I owe him so much. I will always retain his libertarian-flavored hatred of war, which grows government, is destructive of our liberties, and tears families apart. An unjust war is organized mass murder. Period.


Read more at: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/justin-raimondo-rip/ (https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/justin-raimondo-rip/)

BTW, if he was a big Buchanan supporter and Pat has any follow up, I'll post that too.  Justin seemed like an alright guy per many of his ventures and opinions. Be civil, that's good enough.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on June 28, 2019, 11:41:43 PM
Justin Raimondo reminds us, how ineffective a third Party Kook is typically.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 28, 2019, 11:59:31 PM
Justin Raimondo reminds us, how ineffective a third Party Kook is typically.

Or just ahead of his time? Is this in reference to Buchanan? If so...

Trump Is Pat Buchanan With Better Timing
September/October 2016
(https://static.politico.com/dims4/default/7dc54d6/2147483647/resize/1160x/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2F11%2Fa2%2F4354c7784e5787e076619f66e6c5%2Ftrump-brianstaufferjpg.jpg)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/donald-trump-pat-buchanan-republican-america-first-nativist-214221 (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/donald-trump-pat-buchanan-republican-america-first-nativist-214221)

A lot of people would say Trump, the non-interventionist, populist angle, attitudes of being cautious of demographic change in America, immigration is similar to what Buchanan said... and I'm sure in the final analysis, someone said that before Buchanan.

If someone hasn't heard or seen the parallels with what Trump says to what Buchanan was saying, I don't know what to say. It's been talked of quite a bit.

Sometimes trailblazers set the trail and someone later is able to make more out of it.

@truth_seeker
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 29, 2019, 08:55:22 AM

 I will always retain his libertarian-flavored hatred of war, which grows government, is destructive of our liberties, and tears families apart. An unjust war is organized mass murder. Period.


@TomSea

Words that should be carved in stone everywhere,along with the words "There is never anything MORE necessary than a necessary war."
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 29, 2019, 10:10:02 AM
Lou Alvarez
9/11 first responder dies at 53

Days before he died, Alvarez, a bomb-squad detective with the NYPD before being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, testified in front of Congress along with former television host Jon Stewart, demanding a renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Obituary from Fox News (https://www.foxnews.com/us/hero-9-11-first-responder-dies-53-congress-jon-stewart)

Out of respect for the dead... my opinions on Alvarez's behavior and associations in his last days, I'll keep to myself.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 29, 2019, 11:02:21 AM
"69 rounds of Chemo"

YIKES! One thing nobody can ever call him is a quitter! He was a tough man by anyone's standards.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 29, 2019, 11:23:42 AM
"69 rounds of Chemo"

YIKES! One thing nobody can ever call him is a quitter! He was a tough man by anyone's standards.

I can't begin to imagine that level of suffering, @sneakypete.   :crying:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 29, 2019, 12:04:13 PM
I can't begin to imagine that level of suffering, @sneakypete.   :crying:

@Cyber Liberty

I doubt anyone can that understands what it means. Our minds protect us from things like that.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on June 29, 2019, 01:43:08 PM
I can't begin to imagine that level of suffering, @sneakypete.   :crying:

You know though.  Sometimes you just have to say WTF?  Is this really worth it.  Let me die in effing peace. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 29, 2019, 07:18:59 PM
You know though.  Sometimes you just have to say WTF?  Is this really worth it.  Let me die in effing peace.

@The Ghost

It all depends on your age,your general health otherwise,and the likelihood of a cure. At 18 it makes sense to put up with whatever you have to put up with if there is a virtual guarantee you will come out the other side healed.

At 80 it doesn't because there is no such thing as "quality of life" for most people that age. They mostly spend all day sitting around waiting to die.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 29, 2019, 07:39:12 PM
@The Ghost

It all depends on your age,your general health otherwise,and the likelihood of a cure. At 18 it makes sense to put up with whatever you have to put up with if there is a virtual guarantee you will come out the other side healed.

At 80 it doesn't because there is no such thing as "quality of life" for most people that age. They mostly spend all day sitting around waiting to die.

As you say, in your 80's you have a rich treasure of memories, while the young do not.  The aged are far too dignified to be playing for such low stakes, the young don't care.  That's why we refuse to give up and fight the beasts when we get to be codgers.

Never give up, @sneakypete.  Never give in.  Never let the bastards get you down.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on June 29, 2019, 09:06:19 PM
As you say, in your 80's you have a rich treasure of memories, while the young do not.  The aged are far too dignified to be playing for such low stakes, the young don't care.  That's why we refuse to give up and fight the beasts when we get to be codgers.

Never give up, @sneakypete.  Never give in.  Never let the bastards get you down.

@Cyber Liberty

The only person that ever gets me down is me. Indian/Scots-Irish blood makes me moody at times.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on June 30, 2019, 05:50:45 AM
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Jerry Carrigan, drummer who worked with Elvis, George Jones, Joan Baez, dead at age 75
Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean Published 9:16 p.m. ET June 25, 2019

Jerry Carrigan, a celebrated session drummer heard on famed recordings from Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings and Kenny Rogers, died last week, according to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. He was 75.

Raised on Fats Domino and Little Richard, Carrigan began his Music City career at age 13, cutting a Nashville session with Little Joe Allen and the Off Beats.

A native of Florence, Alabama, Carrigan spent spent his early adult years at the notable FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he crafted a technique on sessions with early FAME breakouts Arthur Alexander and Jimmy Hughes.

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/06/25/jerry-carrigan-celebrated-nashville-session-drummer-dead-age-75-elvis-presley/1566636001/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/06/25/jerry-carrigan-celebrated-nashville-session-drummer-dead-age-75-elvis-presley/1566636001/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 01, 2019, 06:40:23 PM
Tyler Skaggs
Los Angeles Angels pitcher dies at 27

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/Tyler_Skaggs_on_July_22%2C_2013.jpg/149px-Tyler_Skaggs_on_July_22%2C_2013.jpg)

Skaggs, a pitcher who was in the starting rotation for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was found dead in his hotel room prior to a game between the Angels and Texas Rangers. No cause of death has been given.

Obituary from ESPN (https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27099081/angels-pitcher-tyler-skaggs-27-dies-texas)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Skaggs)

Career stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=skaggs001tyl)

CC: @EasyAce
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 01, 2019, 07:14:44 PM
Tyler Skaggs
Los Angeles Angels pitcher dies at 27

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/Tyler_Skaggs_on_July_22%2C_2013.jpg/149px-Tyler_Skaggs_on_July_22%2C_2013.jpg)

Skaggs, a pitcher who was in the starting rotation for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was found dead in his hotel room prior to a game between the Angels and Texas Rangers. No cause of death has been given.

 

He was obviously in good health.  Must have been something like an aneurysm that can't be predicted.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on July 02, 2019, 11:10:20 AM
He was obviously in good health.  Must have been something like an aneurysm that can't be predicted.

@sneakypete
I would believe you will turn out to be correct.
Police ruled out suicide, pretty much immediately, which seems logical.
Also, no signs of foul play.
From all accounts I've read he seemed like a good guy, newly married, an upstanding young man, someone looking forward to his life and his career.
Sad when the young go.....so young.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 02, 2019, 11:20:19 AM
@sneakypete
I would believe you will turn out to be correct.
Police ruled out suicide, pretty much immediately, which seems logical.
Also, no signs of foul play.
From all accounts I've read he seemed like a good guy, newly married, an upstanding young man, someone looking forward to his life and his career.
Sad when the young go.....so young.

@GrouchoTex

The ONLY positive thing that can ever come out of something like this is to remind young people of just have valuable and unpredictable live and death are,and to learn to appreciate and love life.

Truth to tell,people of all ages need to be reminded of this occasionally.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on July 02, 2019, 11:24:29 AM
@GrouchoTex

The ONLY positive thing that can ever come out of something like this is to remind young people of just have valuable and unpredictable live and death are,and to learn to appreciate and love life.

Truth to tell,people of all ages need to be reminded of this occasionally.

Truer words, my friend, truer words.....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on July 02, 2019, 11:54:05 AM
@GrouchoTex

The ONLY positive thing that can ever come out of something like this is to remind young people of just have valuable and unpredictable live and death are,and to learn to appreciate and love life.

Truth to tell,people of all ages need to be reminded of this occasionally.

Many years ago I worked for Dow Chemical Company and everyone had a sticker on their hard hat that read "Life is Fragile! Handle with Care!" 

Might be a good time to get that more widely spread around.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 02, 2019, 10:15:48 PM
Lee Iacocca
Auto industry executive who saved Chrysler dies at 94

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Lee_Iacocca_at_the_White_House_in_1993.jpg/220px-Lee_Iacocca_at_the_White_House_in_1993.jpg)

Beginning his career at the Ford Motor Company, Lido "Lee" Iacocca, the nephew of a hot dog stand owner, took about 20 years to rise to a level of prominence at Ford but once he got there, left an indelible mark on the company, including the design of the Ford Mustang, the Ford Pinto, the Mercury Marquis and the Mercury Cougar. It was a fatal flaw in the Pinto's design that ultimately led to Iacocca's 1978 firing.

Almost immediately, Chrysler wooed Iacocca to join their company. He quickly secured a government bailout, then, after acquiescing to the feds' demands, introduced the cars that would define Chrysler's style in the 1980s: the K-car and the minivan. Having done sales work for Ford in the 1950s, Iacocca decided to become a public face of the company by appearing in the company's ads with the tagline "If you can find a better car, buy it!" He led Chrysler's takeover of American Motors Corporation primarily to get his hands on the Jeep and, to a lesser extent, the AMC Eagle. He retired in 1992 and, as a result of a failed attempt to take over the company in 1995, was barred from speaking about Chrysler for the rest of the century.

Iacocca was 94.

Obit from the Los Angeles Times (https://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-lee-iacocca-20190702-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 03, 2019, 03:11:07 AM
Well, he didn't save Chrysler all by himself.  The taxpayers bailed out the company.  Iacocca just made sure the money didn't go down the rabbit hole. 

He did take on the unions which, despite Chrysler's impending bankruptcy, still demanded huge wages for the employees. 

Rest in peace, Mr. Iacocca.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 03, 2019, 02:28:00 PM
Well, he didn't save Chrysler all by himself.  The taxpayers bailed out the company.  Iacocca just made sure the money didn't go down the rabbit hole. 
How very big of him to make sure it didn't go down the rabbit hole after he said, essentially, to American taxpayers, "You're not buying my cars the way I think you should, so I'm going to make you pay for them anyway."

That said, he did give us the Mustang. And he did at least show some stones in those Chrysler ads in which he'd say, "If you can find a better car, buy it."

RIP Mr. Iacocca.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 03, 2019, 02:54:05 PM
Arte Johnson, Master of Manic Characters on 'Laugh-In,' Dies at 90

Quote
Arte Johnson, the comic best known for the hilarious characters he created for the 1960s NBC smash hit Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, has died. He was 90.

The 5-foot-4 Johnson, a master of ad libs, double-talk and dialects who was content to be a "second banana," died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer, his family announced.

Johnson cracked up Laugh-In audiences with his portrayal of Wolfgang, a former German storm trooper who muttered "Verry interesting" to the most cracked proposals (or, "Verry interesting … but stupid"). He said he got the idea for the character while watching Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan battle the Nazis in the 1942 movie Desperate Journey.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754)

***

 8888crybaby

Favorite Wolfgang line:  "We didn't lose the war.  We came in second." 

Rest in peace, Mr. Johnson and thank you for the laughs. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 03, 2019, 02:59:51 PM
Arte Johnson, Master of Manic Characters on 'Laugh-In,' Dies at 90

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754)

***

 8888crybaby

Favorite Wolfgang line:  "We didn't lose the war.  We came in second." 

Rest in peace, Mr. Johnson and thank you for the laughs.

 8888crybaby
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Victoria33 on July 03, 2019, 03:29:56 PM
The aged are far too dignified to be playing for such low stakes, the young don't care.  That's why we refuse to give up and fight the beasts when we get to be codgers.
Never give up, @sneakypete.  Never give in.  Never let the bastards get you down.
sneakypipe said: "At 80 it doesn't because there is no such thing as "quality of life" for most people that age. They mostly spend all day sitting around waiting to die."
@sneakypete
@Cyber Liberty

At 84, finished a book.  At 85, writing another one, "The New Testament - For Thinkers".  Teach a Bible Class, go to casinos and make money.  Help other people with the money I win.  At 84, Did teach English to Spanish Priest at our church until he was assigned to a church of his own.

I am too busy to die.  Am running for Miss America when I am 100.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 03, 2019, 03:35:42 PM
Another favorite from Arte Johnson, as the dirty old man with Ruth Buzzi as Gladys:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGtR9t4_nS8#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 03, 2019, 04:24:24 PM
@sneakypete
@Cyber Liberty

At 84, finished a book.  At 85, writing another one, "The New Testament - For Thinkers".  Teach a Bible Class, go to casinos and make money.  Help other people with the money I win.  At 84, Did teach English to Spanish Priest at our church until he was assigned to a church of his own.

I am too busy to die.  Am running for Miss America when I am 100.

Meanwhile, I'm having the longest "lazy streak" of my life....enjoying retirement too much. :yowsa:

We're starting to get involved with the local GOP in the new berg.....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 03, 2019, 04:43:12 PM
Jared Lorenzen
Quarterback better known for his weight problems than his playing ability dies at 38

ny 13
Lorenzen's jersey number with the New York Giants

Lorenzen rose to fame as the starting quarterback of the Kentucky Wildcats college football team. He had a modest career in professional football, with his longest stretch being a four-year run as Eli Manning's backup on the New York Giants, during which he earned a Super Bowl ring for the team's upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. He finished his career in the minor indoor leagues, playing for various teams in Kentucky, earning league MVP honors in 2011 before being forced into retirement due to injury in 2014.

As much as his play drew attention, his unusual weight for a player at the quarterback position was as much of an attention-grabber, as Lorenzen bore more of a resemblance to the offensive and defensive linemen in front of him than a quarterback. At his playing peak, he was 280 pounds and by the end of his career he was over 300. He soon ballooned to over 500 pounds near the end of his life, though he had lost about 100 of that by the time of his death from an acute infection that aggravated his existing heart and kidney issues.

Obituary from WKYT (https://www.wkyt.com/content/sports/Former-Kentucky-quarterback-Jared-Lorenzen-dies-at-38-512184742.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Lorenzen)

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/players/profile?id=LOR479169)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 03, 2019, 04:47:16 PM
How very big of him to make sure it didn't go down the rabbit hole after he said, essentially, to American taxpayers, "You're not buying my cars the way I think you should, so I'm going to make you pay for them anyway."
The way I read it... it was more like:

"I came into this company. It's flailing because their cars stink. You give me a loan, I'll give you better cars you'll actually want to buy, and I'll pay off the loan."

And he did.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 03, 2019, 05:07:13 PM
The way I read it... it was more like:

"I came into this company. It's flailing because their cars stink. You give me a loan, I'll give you better cars you'll actually want to buy, and I'll pay off the loan."

And he did.

You mean K-Cars?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: rustynail on July 03, 2019, 05:08:45 PM
Kentucky football legend Jared Lorenzen dies at 38.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 03, 2019, 05:24:27 PM
The way I read it... it was more like:

"I came into this company. It's flailing because their cars stink. You give me a loan, I'll give you better cars you'll actually want to buy, and I'll pay off the loan."

And he did.
If you mean the K cars, they did save Chrysler---for a short while. In time they were seen for what they really were: not very good cars at all. Chrysler didn't really start making good cars again until the "cab forward" cars from the late 1990s through the mid-2000s. (I had one, a 2005 Dodge Intrepid. Excellent car.)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 03, 2019, 05:33:30 PM
If you mean the K cars, they did save Chrysler---for a short while. In time they were seen for what they really were: not very good cars at all. Chrysler didn't really start making good cars again until the "cab forward" cars from the late 1990s through the mid-2000s. (I had one, a 2005 Dodge Intrepid. Excellent car.)

Not sure I know what "cab forward" means?

(https://dxsdcl7y7vn9x.cloudfront.net/408936/thumbs/93B36C46-B2E6-4AB6-9A3C-6B82754A6042_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 03, 2019, 05:39:49 PM
Not sure I know what "cab forward" means?

(https://dxsdcl7y7vn9x.cloudfront.net/408936/thumbs/93B36C46-B2E6-4AB6-9A3C-6B82754A6042_1.jpg)
That's what I had---but in black with a beige interior. Excellent car to drive and roomy enough for a big galoot like me.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on July 03, 2019, 06:07:58 PM
Jared Lorenzen
Quarterback better known for his weight problems than his playing ability dies at 38

ny 13
Lorenzen's jersey number with the New York Giants

Lorenzen rose to fame as the starting quarterback of the Kentucky Wildcats college football team. He had a modest career in professional football, with his longest stretch being a four-year run as Eli Manning's backup on the New York Giants, during which he earned a Super Bowl ring for the team's upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. He finished his career in the minor indoor leagues, playing for various teams in Kentucky, earning league MVP honors in 2011 before being forced into retirement due to injury in 2014.

As much as his play drew attention, his unusual weight for a player at the quarterback position was as much of an attention-grabber, as Lorenzen bore more of a resemblance to the offensive and defensive linemen in front of him than a quarterback. At his playing peak, he was 280 pounds and by the end of his career he was over 300. He soon ballooned to over 500 pounds near the end of his life, though he had lost about 100 of that by the time of his death from an acute infection that aggravated his existing heart and kidney issues.

Obituary from WKYT (https://www.wkyt.com/content/sports/Former-Kentucky-quarterback-Jared-Lorenzen-dies-at-38-512184742.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Lorenzen)

NFL stats (http://www.nfl.com/players/profile?id=LOR479169)

Awww man,  I remember when he played against UF, surprisingly fleet of foot for his size.   
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 03, 2019, 08:01:39 PM
If you mean the K cars, they did save Chrysler---for a short while. In time they were seen for what they really were: not very good cars at all. 

@EasyAce

What they WERE,was exactly what they needed to be. Affordable,economical,and a good buy for the money spent.

IMHO,the one thing that hurt Chrysler more than anything in their history was the team of idiot engineers that came up with the brain fart known as "lean burn". Suddenly,you had slant 6 Valiants and Aspen stationwagons that HAD been getting over 20 MPH,getting 6 MPH and didn't have enough power to get out of the way of a bus. Lots of them running so hot in the thin air and high altitude that they would boil away the water in the radiator.

I was working at a Chrysler dealership out in Denver  in 77 and bought a used 1 year old Cordoba (BEAUTIFUL cars! Comfortable,too!) with the 360 engine in it,and the damn thing never got over 8 mpg. We even put it up on the lift in the service department with the engine running at different RPM,and walked around under it looking for gas leaks.

There were customers in their 60's who had never in their lives owned a car that wasn't a Dodge,or buying a new car that didn't come from that dealership swear off ever buying another one.

All this thanks to the Lean Burn,and if you took it off and modified the timing and adjusted the carb,you killed your warranty.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 03, 2019, 08:04:18 PM
Awww man,  I remember when he played against UF, surprisingly fleet of foot for his size.   

@dfwgator

Anybody have any idea why he weighed so much? Was it glandular?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 03, 2019, 09:25:13 PM
@dfwgator

Anybody have any idea why he weighed so much? Was it glandular?
He was always on the heavy side (he liked to joke that he came out of the womb at 13 pounds) but it really was the leg injury he sustained at the end of his career that really sent his weight into a (almost literal) death spiral. Football was just about the only thing that was keeping him at a moderately overweight level as opposed to morbidly obese; when he couldn't move or exercise the way he used to, he just piled on the pounds.

He did have quite the appetite, too, from what I understand, though some of that might just be humor on his part.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 03, 2019, 10:35:50 PM
@EasyAce

What they WERE,was exactly what they needed to be. Affordable,economical,and a good buy for the money spent.
Except that they turned out not to be. I knew a few people who bought those K cars. More headaches than Bayer has aspirin.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 04, 2019, 05:53:03 AM
You mean K-Cars?
Actually, the iconic vehicle of soccer moms everywhere, the minivan.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 04, 2019, 07:06:40 AM
Except that they turned out not to be. I knew a few people who bought those K cars. More headaches than Bayer has aspirin.

@EasyAce

And I know a few people that bought them and loved them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 04, 2019, 01:04:56 PM
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Holocaust survivor and beloved Hoosier Eva Kor dies at 85
London Gibson, Indianapolis Star
Published 11:28 a.m. ET July 4, 2019 | Updated 12:54 p.m. ET July 4, 2019

Holocaust survivor and beloved Hoosier Eva Mozes Kor died this morning just miles from the Auschwitz concentration camp, seventy-five years after first arriving there as a victim of torture under the Nazi regime.

Kor died at 7:10 a.m., local time, in Krakow, Poland. She was in the middle of leading an educational summer trip with the CANDLEs Holocaust Museum and Education Center. By guiding participants through the concentration camp haunted with her most difficult memories, Kor was doing what she did best: educating others by telling them her story.  ...

Known for her strength and advocacy after suffering in Auschwitz during World War II, Kor preached forgiveness, even to the Nazis who tortured her. ...

Kor was 10 years old when her family was taken to Auschwitz. Her mother, father and two older sisters were killed in a gas chamber, but Eva and her twin sister Miriam were chosen to become subjects for experimentation. The Nazi “Angel of Death” Dr. Josef Mengele tortured the twins for months, injecting them with mixtures of germs.

Decades later, she found a way to forgive him, and spent decades more telling her story.  ...
IndyStar (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/07/04/eva-mozes-kor-holocaust-survivor-indiana-dies-obituary/1647524001/)

(https://image.pbs.org/bento3-prod/thestoryofeva-bento-live-pbs/Team%20Eva%20updates/627a793c53_Eva%20Kor%20(2).jpg?resize=1920x)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 04, 2019, 01:09:48 PM
Affinity Konar's novel, Mischling (https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/books/2016/09/01/holocaust-novel-mischling-affinity-konar-horrible-beautiful), is very loosely based on the imprisonment of Eva and her twin sister at Auschwitz. I read it, and it's excellent.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 04, 2019, 01:22:21 PM
Actually, the iconic vehicle of soccer moms everywhere, the minivan.

I checked out the Caravan when it first came out.  It was only available in a 4-cylinder, so I asked the fellow at the dealership if somebody in Deetroit had been smoking crack.  An engine that can barely move a compact in a minivan.   *****rollingeyes*****
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 04, 2019, 03:25:02 PM
I checked out the Caravan when it first came out.  It was only available in a 4-cylinder, so I asked the fellow at the dealership if somebody in Deetroit had been smoking crack.  An engine that can barely move a compact in a minivan.   *****rollingeyes*****

My  brother had a Grand Caravan, I think it was called.  Big thing.  He bought in the early 1990s and it ran well into the 2000s.  Great for road trip vacations.  Could really fit people, luggage, beer, souvenirs and a whole lot of other stuff in it.  And it could really move on an interstate.  I know nothing about cars, vans and such, but it was an awesome wagon.  Bro put plenty of miles on it.   

He has something else now -- not sure what.   Has fancy *bleep* such as a rear view camera in it, but I don't think it's anything nearly as good as  his old Caravan. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 04, 2019, 04:09:03 PM
My  brother had a Grand Caravan, I think it was called.  Big thing.  He bought in the early 1990s and it ran well into the 2000s.  Great for road trip vacations.  Could really fit people, luggage, beer, souvenirs and a whole lot of other stuff in it.  And it could really move on an interstate.  I know nothing about cars, vans and such, but it was an awesome wagon.  Bro put plenty of miles on it.   

He has something else now -- not sure what.   Has fancy *bleep* such as a rear view camera in it, but I don't think it's anything nearly as good as  his old Caravan.

I always suspected they changed the engine situation as soon as they started to get competition from Ford.  I could not have been the only potential buyer to laugh at them and walk away.  I would not be surprised if the sales guy lied to me about what's being made, just so he could push his inventory.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 04, 2019, 04:20:33 PM
I checked out the Caravan when it first came out.  It was only available in a 4-cylinder, so I asked the fellow at the dealership if somebody in Deetroit had been smoking crack.  An engine that can barely move a compact in a minivan.   *****rollingeyes*****
Early corvettes were underpowered, too.

But take a look at the modern SUV and you can see where the minivan went.

Strip out the seats, you had a delivery vehicle for a small business. Leave them in, haul the kids and groceries. They turned out to be a practical vehicle with a multitude of uses, and evolved. For the American automotive industry, the advent of the minivan was a game changer.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 04, 2019, 05:17:40 PM
Affinity Konar's novel, Mischling (https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/books/2016/09/01/holocaust-novel-mischling-affinity-konar-horrible-beautiful), is very loosely based on the imprisonment of Eva and her twin sister at Auschwitz. I read it, and it's excellent.

@mountaineer

Did the twin sister survive?

One of my mother's cousins was a MP in Berlin right after the end of WW-2,and he ended up marrying a homeless "displaced person" that the US were "housing" and trying to re-unite families that were split apart. She was a German Jew from Berlin,and it turned out that everybody in her family died in one of the camps,but her. She had the tattoo on her arm and never once talked about her time in the camps or anything else related to Germany. To the best of my knowledge everybody in the family had better sense than to ask her about it.

MY suspicion is that since she was a attractive teen girl that she was used to pleasure the guards. She never had any children,so I suspect they operated on her so none of the German guards would father a half-Jewish child.

It  turned out that her family had been VERY wealthy before the Nazi's confiscated all their real property and bank accounts,and some time during the 50's her family property in West Berlin was returned to her. She even refused to go back to Berlin to sell it. Had a broker sell it for her and forward the money to her.

Turns out the penniless and homeless girl my mother's cousin married morphed into a wealthy woman. She got even wealthier after the collapse of East Germany and the family land there was returned to her. Or at least I am assuming it was returned to her. If it was I am absolutely certain she sold it all without going there.

Neither he nor she worked another day in their lives. They lived in some Jewish enclave in New York in the summer,and another in Florida during the winter. They would usually stop off and visit with us coming or going every year,always driving a new Lincoln. The even bought the lot next to my parents house in case they decided to move there.

They also owned and raced race horses,but I had no interest in that and never asked about it.

Not that any of this seemed to make any difference to her. She was one of the saddest people I have ever met in my life and seemed to just go along with what her husband wanted to do because nothing made any difference to her.

They are both long dead now,and since they never had any children,I suppose all their property and money went to some charity.

I also happened to get a chance to view some of the captured Nazi camp films when I was in the army. Stuff the Nazi's filmed that was "too raw" to show to the public.  IMHO,the word "monsters" is over-used,but not when used in conjunction with the word "Nazi". I am getting so mad right now I am a little dizzy from just thinking about this crap.

BTW,there was a VERY interesting book written about the last Hanburg Oceanliner and it's last trip to Cuba with a load of Jews whose American relatives bribed the Nazi leadership to allow them to leave. It was written primarily by one of the Jews that was on the ship,and who survived the war. Has some photos of his fellow passengers,too.

Come to find out,this "selling Jews for cash" program had been going on for a while. How it worked was prominent,or suspected prominent Jewish families went to one specific concentration camp,and the Nazi party took their names and the names of their relatives living outside of Germany,and contacted the relatives and opened negoiations on freeing them for a price for each family member freed. Once the Nazi's got the money from enough families to fill up a ocean liner,the ship would then sail to Cuba and anchor in the harbor at Havana. None of the passengers were allowed on Cuban soil,but the German agents in the crew went ashore to handle the bank transfers and make sure all the money was paid.

Most of them were obviously going to the US,but some went to countries in South America where they had relatives to sponsor them.

The US Embassy was handling the paperwork for the ones going to the US. Technically,I guess this was illegal because it was a time of war and this could be seen as trading with the enemy,but suddenly it was shut down. The people aboard the ocean liner (Hamburg Line,IIRC) never found out why or who it was responsible for it,but suddenly there were no US visas forthcoming,despite the bribes already being paid and the money in the banks.
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They sat there in the harbor for a couple of weeks while the Nazi agents from the Ocean Liner and someone in authority in America passed messages back and forth via the Embassy,but what ended up happening was every Jew on the boat but the ones with relatives in Cuba were sent back to Germany,and straight back to a concentration camp. Most died as a result.

I wrote a book review once about this book while I had it in my hands,but can't remember now the title of the book or where it is.  If anyone is interested,I will try to remember to look for it and post a report on it here on TBR.

BTW,the ocean liner survived the war after being tied up at the harbor in Hamburg after returning. Seems like part of the deal was they had free passage from US warships and our allies while the "Jews for cash"   exchange was going on,but when that ended it never left port again. It was lightly damaged during the Allied bombing of Hamburg,and was cut up and sold for scrap after the war ended. I am guessing there weren't too many tourists wanting to take vacation trips  on German liners in 1946.

BTW,I THINK the title of the book was "The Last Ship".
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 04, 2019, 05:24:27 PM
Early corvettes were underpowered, too.


@Smokin Joe

Not for their time they weren't. Even the 53 and 54 with the 235 Stovebolt 6 had 3 carbs and a hotter than original camshaft. The 55 and later models had V-8's and could be bought with a  high-performance solid lifter cam and dual quads.

You want to see a Corvette that is a dog,look at the late 70's and early 50's models with the 305's. Especially the ones with California smog requirements. They handled like a dream,but a 6 cylinder Nova could outrun one.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 04, 2019, 09:26:11 PM
She lived in Indiana...

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Holocaust survivor who was subject of Josef Mengele's inhumane medical experiments at Auschwitz and who later FORGAVE the Nazi 'Angel of Death' dies at 85

    Eva Kor was found dead in a hotel room in Krakow, Poland on Thursday

    She was taking part in annual trip with a Holocaust museum from Indiana

    Romanian-born Kor was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. Most of her family was killed

    Kor and her twin sister were subjected to medical experiments at Auschwitz

    Her sister, Miriam Zeiger, died of cancer in 1993

    They were one of 1,500 sets of twins experimented on by Dr. Josef Mengele


By Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 12:09 EDT, 4 July 2019 | Updated: 21:17 EDT, 4 July 2019

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust atrocities, died Thursday during an overseas trip for a museum she founded in Indiana, her son said.

Kor was in Krakow, Poland, for an annual educational trip with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, and died in the morning in her hotel room.

While her health had recently improved, Kor had a tough year medically with a heart surgery and respiratory issues, said her son Alex Kor, who was with her when she died.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7214119/Holocaust-survivor-Eva-Kor-dies-age-85.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7214119/Holocaust-survivor-Eva-Kor-dies-age-85.html)





Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7214119/Holocaust-survivor-Eva-Kor-dies-age-85.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7214119/Holocaust-survivor-Eva-Kor-dies-age-85.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 05, 2019, 12:10:49 AM
Billionaire...read on for the rest.
Helicopter crashed in the Bahamas...Thursday, so today... with a total death toll of seven. My condolences, very sad. He may have started a business in St. Louis, his hometown may have been in West Virginia.
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Chris Cline, coal tycoon who founded St. Louis' Foresight Energy, dies in helicopter crash

    By Bryce Gray St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1 hr ago

Chris Cline, a billionaire coal baron who founded St. Louis-based Foresight Energy, died in a helicopter crash Thursday, according to reports from his hometown newspaper, the Register-Herald, in Beckley, West Virginia.

Reports said that Cline was among seven fatalities in the accident, which occurred in the waters off of Walker's Cay in the Bahamas.

Cline resigned from Foresight's board in 2017, according to financial filings from the company. He had previously served as the board's chairman, and also vacated his role as principal strategy adviser for Foresight.

Read more at: https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/chris-cline-coal-tycoon-who-founded-st-louis-foresight-energy/article_e0c63ff0-60a2-5bd5-b8f0-aefa0ef7d455.html (https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/chris-cline-coal-tycoon-who-founded-st-louis-foresight-energy/article_e0c63ff0-60a2-5bd5-b8f0-aefa0ef7d455.html)

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Billionaire Chris Cline among 7 dead in Bahamas helicopter crash - BNO News
Published 1 hour ago on July 4, 2019 By BNO News
3-4 minutes

Coal tycoon and billionaire Christopher Cline is among seven Americans who have died in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas, local and U.S. officials say. It happened on the eve of his 62nd birthday.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force said it was notified at 2:53 p.m. on Thursday that a helicopter had failed to arrive at its destination. The aircraft had taken off from Big Grand Cay, one of the northernmost islands in the Bahamas, at about 2 a.m.

About three hours later, officers found the aircraft overturned in about 16 feet (4.9 meters) of water, about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) off Grand Cay Island. “The bodies of four females and three males were retrieved from the aircraft,” police spokeswoman Terecita Pinder said.

Read more at: https://bnonews.com/index.php/2019/07/billionaire-chris-cline-among-7-dead-in-bahamas-helicopter-crash/ (https://bnonews.com/index.php/2019/07/billionaire-chris-cline-among-7-dead-in-bahamas-helicopter-crash/)

My condolences, quite a tragedy.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 05, 2019, 01:54:06 AM
She lived in Indiana...





Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7214119/Holocaust-survivor-Eva-Kor-dies-age-85.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7214119/Holocaust-survivor-Eva-Kor-dies-age-85.html)
She was a great lady, who ever warned against the resurgence of both totalitarian government and the sort of mob rule/hate that enables an entire population to target one group for extermination.

It is a sad day, indeed, that she is lost to us except for recordings of her talks, even though I trust she is in a better place.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 05, 2019, 05:15:58 AM
Billionaire...read on for the rest.
Helicopter crashed in the Bahamas...Thursday, so today... with a total death toll of seven. My condolences, very sad. He may have started a business in St. Louis, his hometown may have been in West Virginia.
My condolences, quite a tragedy.

@TomSea

Chances are the women in the helicopter with him were family members,making the tragedy even worse.

NEVER fly anywhere in a helicopter if you have any other options.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 05, 2019, 07:13:10 AM
Re Chris Cline, his name sounded familiar. After Elin Nordegren divorced her cheating husband, Tiger Woods, she dated Cline for a while. He was a West Virginian, and very generous with his wealth.
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... Cline, who grew up in a West Virginia coal mining family, dropped out of Marshall University at 22 to enter the coal industry.  ...

In 2011, he donated $5 million from his Cline Family Foundation to the School of Medicine and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics of the West Virginia University.

Later that year, he also donated $5 million to Marshall University for research on sports medicine.

Cline later contributed another $3.5 million to the Vision Campaign — the first major fundraising effort undertaken by Marshall Athletics and the Big Green Scholarship Foundation. ...
More at WV Metro News (http://wvmetronews.com/2019/07/04/billionaire-west-virginia-coal-operator-and-philanthropist-chris-cline-dies-in-helicopter-crash/)

Re Eva Kor:  I followed her on Twitter. She was so active in spreading the "never again" message about the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis. She seemed a lovely lady, too, and I enjoyed reading her thoughts.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 05, 2019, 08:29:46 AM
Re Chris Cline, his name sounded familiar. After Elin Nordegren divorced her cheating husband, Tiger Woods, she dated Cline for a while. He was a West Virginian, and very generous with his wealth.More at WV Metro News (http://wvmetronews.com/2019/07/04/billionaire-west-virginia-coal-operator-and-philanthropist-chris-cline-dies-in-helicopter-crash/)

Re Eva Kor:  I followed her on Twitter. She was so active in spreading the "never again" message about the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis. She seemed a lovely lady, too, and I enjoyed reading her thoughts.

@mountaineer

Let us not forget that not all of the concentration camp staff were Germans. Some were from other eastern European nations.

It is also important to recognize that Jews weren't the only ones that suffered this way. In FACT,there was a higher percentage of Gypsies murdered in the camps than there were Jews,and there was also a lot of Germans murdered in them. Primarily career criminals,retarded people,including children,people with genetic malformations,communists,and anyone else that attracted the attention of any German official. Jews just have a better PR machine than anyone else,and that's why so many people think the camps were built only for Jews or that Jews were the only ones worked to death or murdered in them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 05, 2019, 11:08:10 AM
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so many people think the camps were built only for Jews or that Jews were the only ones worked to death or murdered in them.
Indeed. The camp we visited last year in France (Struthof) killed a lot of French resistance fighters, and I know Dachau housed political prisoners, Catholics, homosexuals, etc. Serbs were among the ethnic groups targeted by Nazis, and they are Orthodox Christian. Nazis were equal-opportunity killers.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 05, 2019, 12:02:38 PM
Yes, for the camps,  I believe after the Jews, Poles were next in death toll, or citizens of the Soviet Union, Russians, Ukrainians.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 05, 2019, 12:44:47 PM
  Nazis were equal-opportunity killers.

@mountaineer

That's one way to put it. I prefer "Nazi's were evil bastards".
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 05, 2019, 01:06:45 PM
Indeed. The camp we visited last year in France (Struthof) killed a lot of French resistance fighters, and I know Dachau housed political prisoners, Catholics, homosexuals, etc. Serbs were among the ethnic groups targeted by Nazis, and they are Orthodox Christian. Nazis were equal-opportunity killers.

Killing in cold blood is like eating Lays potato chips:  Betcha can't stop at just one.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 05, 2019, 01:41:38 PM
The Nazis wanted to create a pure Aryan race and they had exacting standards for determining who was pure Aryan.  Fall short of those standards and you were gone. 

And if you did meet those Aryan standards, but you married a non-Aryan, both you and your spouse went off to the camps and were killed (along with any offspring you may have). 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on July 05, 2019, 05:08:10 PM
The Nazis wanted to create a pure Aryan race and they had exacting standards for determining who was pure Aryan.  Fall short of those standards and you were gone. 

And if you did meet those Aryan standards, but you married a non-Aryan, both you and your spouse went off to the camps and were killed (along with any offspring you may have).

And if you helped those non-Aryan's hide from the Nazis, they also put YOU in a Concentration camp.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 06, 2019, 02:40:33 PM
The artist, Leon Kossoff,  painted post-war Britain, he has passed away at the age of 92.
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Remembering Leon Kossoff Through His Scenes of Anxiety and Disquiet
By The Editors of ARTnews Posted 07/05/19 5:27 pm

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Leon Kossoff, King’s Cross Stormy Day no. 4, 2004, charcoal and pastel on paper.

©THE LEON KOSSOFF ESTATE/COURTESY ANNELY JUDA FINE ART

http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/05/leon-kossoff-paintings/ (http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/05/leon-kossoff-paintings/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 06, 2019, 04:06:39 PM
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The Alabama police officer who arrested the Allman Brothers nearly 50 years ago has died
Updated Jul 5, 6:33 AM; Posted Jul 4, 2019

By Christopher Harress | charress@al.com

The Alabama police officer who famously arrested the Allman Brothers nearly 50 years ago has died at the age of 81.

Marlyn Cranford died June 26 at the Jackson Medical Center and was laid to rest three days later, according to his obituary.

Cranford, an established fisherman and fan of Alabama football, spent most of his career with the Alabama State Troopers, Chief of the Jackson Police Department and head of security at Ciba in McIntosh. He was a proud family man and enjoyed spending time with his many friends.

https://www.al.com/news/2019/07/the-alabama-police-officer-who-arrested-the-allman-brothers-nearly-50-years-ago-has-died.html (https://www.al.com/news/2019/07/the-alabama-police-officer-who-arrested-the-allman-brothers-nearly-50-years-ago-has-died.html)

Rest in peace...

Hey, the police officer was sitting in a truck stop, they came in. I don't know how he got wind of them having drugs but they were some pretty hard core drugs.  Check the story. Different time but you can't still have heroin and stuff.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 06, 2019, 07:12:41 PM
Rest in peace...

Hey, the police officer was sitting in a truck stop, they came in. I don't know how he got wind of them having drugs but they were some pretty hard core drugs.  Check the story. Different time but you can't still have heroin and stuff.

I'll guess Mr. Cranford suspected they had drugs just by the way they looked and acted.  Maybe he detected the strong odor of MJ.  Many of the bands doing drugs back then didnt hide it.  Some were stoned 24/7.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 06, 2019, 07:24:23 PM
Rest in peace...

Hey, the police officer was sitting in a truck stop, they came in. I don't know how he got wind of them having drugs .....


@TomSea

Seriously? Duane wasn't so bad,but it would have been hard to stop Dickey Betts or Gregg Allman when they DIDN'T have drugs. In fact,Gregg  hired a guy to carry his drugs for him,and the poor SOB got serious time in prison for his efforts.

Give a good listen to their music. When you hear blues that intense,it's a pretty good tip-off. VERY long songs with titles like "Tied to the Whipping Post" should be a good clue,also.

They and the Marshall Tucker Band were a couple of my favorites back in the 70's. Seen BOTH a bunch of times,and was even invited backstage to party with the Allman Brothers once,but the woman I was dating at the time was married,and I had to get her back home by a certain time and at least coherent enough to know who she was. You don't party with people like that and end up within shouting distance of coherent.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 06, 2019, 07:26:12 PM
I'll guess Mr. Cranford suspected they had drugs just by the way they looked and acted.  Maybe he detected the strong odor of MJ.  Many of the bands doing drugs back then didnt hide it.  Some were stoned 24/7.

@Applewood

Yeah,the eyes in their heads spinning in different directions and looking like they had 100 watt bulbs lighting them from behind while they drooled and giggled like maniacs would have been good first clues.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 06, 2019, 11:42:11 PM
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'Father of bossa nova' João Gilberto dies aged 88

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Brazilian musician Joao Gilberto, 77, performs in 2008 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The Grammy-award winning artist avoided the spotlight in recent years


Influential Brazilian musician João Gilberto has died aged 88.

The singer and composer was known best as a pioneer of the bossa nova genre, which found international popularity in the 1960s.

Reports say Gilberto died at home in Rio de Janeiro after a period of illness. His son confirmed the news of his death in a Saturday Facebook post.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48894651 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48894651)

"The Girl from Ipanema" Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Stan Getz
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5QfXjsoNe4#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 07, 2019, 01:11:21 AM
Far more than just "The Girl from Ipanema" . . .

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuBqEdb464g#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQC4Ye7hr9Y#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdLR6RQrZog&t=101s#)

RIP Mr. Gilberto.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 07, 2019, 01:41:59 AM
Far more than just "The Girl from Ipanema" . . .

That's really in the spirit of grieving for others. Correcting others in a thread.  Would you have even posted this obit? For a change, lay off.

@EasyAce
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 07, 2019, 01:53:29 AM
I don't see @EasyAce 's post as a correction, but rather, as an enhancement.  Most of us know "Ipanema," but I think Ace was just making the point that Mr. Gilberto had a larger body of work.  And I for one am glad he did.  I admit to not being familiar with Mr. Gilberto's  other recordings. 

Rest in peace, Mr. Gilberto.

And chill, Tom.  Please.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 07, 2019, 01:55:24 AM
That's really in the spirit of grieving for others. Correcting others in a thread.  Would you have even posted this obit? For a change, lay off.
As a matter of fact, if you hadn't, I would have, since I've been a fan of his (and his former wife's) since childhood and their kind of music was just as important to me then and now as the blues, jazz, classic soul, vintage rock and roll, and other musics.

And I wasn't correcting so much as I was augmenting. Because there was more to Joao Gilberto's career than one hit that happened along after his career was established well enough, and it behooves anyone claiming music knowledge to make such an acknowledgement, especially when that big hit wasn't even close to being the recording that made his name in the first place, in his native Brazil and abroad.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on July 07, 2019, 02:50:09 AM
My college fraternity room mate, was a music major and played the coronet. He turned me on to lotsa great music, like Getz & Gilberto, Hugh Masakela, etc.

So don't harsh my buzz.   
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 07, 2019, 08:40:09 AM
My sister is part of a trio (clarinet, cello and violin) that plays exclusively Latin American music. They also have a soprano singer from Brasil, who does a nice rendition of "Ipanema." The audience loves it. Here's a video of their CD recording session, featuring "Girl from Ipanema" in Portuguese. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuKTJZ1Q-MY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuKTJZ1Q-MY)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 07, 2019, 09:04:47 AM
Cameron Boyce
Child actor/dancer dies at 20

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Cameron_Boyce_in_october_2017.jpg/220px-Cameron_Boyce_in_october_2017.jpg)

Boyce had a number of films to his credit but his steadiest work was for Disney Channel, where he starred in a number of the channel's original productions, including Jessie and the Descendants TV-movie franchise. He had just finished Descendants 3 prior to his death from a seizure (stemming from an unspecified "ongoing medical condition") the morning of July 7.

Obituary from ABC News (https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/disney-channel-star-cameron-boyce-dies-20/story?id=64174031)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Boyce)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2624602/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on July 07, 2019, 09:29:44 AM
@mountaineer and everyone

Back on the second season of “Amazing Race” the girl, who obviously was a woman handed the racers a clue on that beach,

I reviewed it for a tv website and said “after all these years she’s still tall and tan and lovely”

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 07, 2019, 11:26:21 AM
My college fraternity room mate, was a music major and played the coronet. He turned me on to lotsa great music, like Getz & Gilberto, Hugh Masakela, etc.

So don't harsh my buzz.

"Coronet?"  Just teasin' ya, bro...
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on July 09, 2019, 10:24:07 AM
R.I.P. H. Ross Perot.  Lost a 5 month battle with leukemia.  He was 89.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on July 09, 2019, 10:25:45 AM
R.I.P. H. Ross Perot.  Lost a 5 month battle with leukemia.  He was 89.

 :amen:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 09, 2019, 10:45:43 AM
H. Ross Perot
Two-time independent Presidential candidate dies at 89

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/RossPerotColor.jpg/180px-RossPerotColor.jpg)

Perot founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962, which finally broke through a few years later when Lyndon Johnson's Great Society needed to computerize its records for the new senior universal health care system, Medicare. By 1968, Perot's wealth had skyrocketed and he would eventually die a multibillionaire.

In 1992, upset over the Persian Gulf War, Perot launched his independent campaign for President. Running on a combination of populism and debt control, Perot's 1992 campaign drew a higher share of the vote than any third-party candidate—19%— since the Bull Moose Party in 1912 (though he won no states or electoral votes, only winning a few scattered counties, and thus George Wallace's 1968 campaign and Strom Thurmond's 1948 campaign were more successful in that respect). The spoiler effect arguably allowed Democrat Bill Clinton to win the Presidency despite only receiving 43% of the vote, again the lowest proportion of the vote since 1912.

Perot ran for President again in 1996, but was less successful, garnering only about 9% of the vote. His political structure eventually evolved into the Reform Party, which continued to exist as a substantial political force for a few election cycles afterward but has declined in influence since then.

Perot died of leukemia July 9.

Obituary from Politico (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/09/h-ross-perot-dies-1402875)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Perot)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 09, 2019, 01:52:32 PM
H. Ross Perot
Two-time independent Presidential candidate dies at 89

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/RossPerotColor.jpg/180px-RossPerotColor.jpg)

Perot founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962, which finally broke through a few years later when Lyndon Johnson's Great Society needed to computerize its records for the new senior universal health care system, Medicare. By 1968, Perot's wealth had skyrocketed and he would eventually die a multibillionaire.


@jmyrlefuller

LOTS of people don't know it because Perot never chose to brag about it,but he hired a LOT of vets,and he also sometimes paid for "outside the VA" medical care for VN veterans who couldn't get the treatment they needed at the VA,and who couldn't afford to seek it elsewhere.  When my friend Frank Miller (MoH winner) came down with incurable cancer and the VA gave him 6 weeks to live,Perot got his medical records copied and sent them to the top cancer specialists in the US for review,and offered to pay every dime out of his own pocket if they could save him. I know this to be a fact because Miller told me this himself over the telephone. Sadly,there was nothing to be done,and he died soon afterwards from wounds he received in VN. Nobody checked blood supplies back then,and he received tainted blood after one of the times he got shot up.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 09, 2019, 02:03:07 PM
@jmyrlefuller

LOTS of people don't know it because Perot never chose to brag about it,but he hired a LOT of vets,and he also sometimes paid for "outside the VA" medical care for VN veterans who couldn't get the treatment they needed at the VA,and who couldn't afford to seek it elsewhere.  When my friend Frank Miller (MoH winner) came down with incurable cancer and the VA gave him 6 weeks to live,Perot got his medical records copied and sent them to the top cancer specialists in the US for review,and offered to pay every dime out of his own pocket if they could save him. I know this to be a fact because Miller told me this himself over the telephone. Sadly,there was nothing to be done,and he died soon afterwards from wounds he received in VN. Nobody checked blood supplies back then,and he received tainted blood after one of the times he got shot up.

Great story, Pete.  I had no idea.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on July 09, 2019, 03:53:48 PM
"Coronet?"  Just teasin' ya, bro...

It's hard to find those valves on a crown.  happy77
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on July 09, 2019, 04:30:55 PM
@jmyrlefuller

LOTS of people don't know it because Perot never chose to brag about it,but he hired a LOT of vets,and he also sometimes paid for "outside the VA" medical care for VN veterans who couldn't get the treatment they needed at the VA,and who couldn't afford to seek it elsewhere.  When my friend Frank Miller (MoH winner) came down with incurable cancer and the VA gave him 6 weeks to live,Perot got his medical records copied and sent them to the top cancer specialists in the US for review,and offered to pay every dime out of his own pocket if they could save him. I know this to be a fact because Miller told me this himself over the telephone. Sadly,there was nothing to be done,and he died soon afterwards from wounds he received in VN. Nobody checked blood supplies back then,and he received tainted blood after one of the times he got shot up.





Perot was the one and only time I voted third party. Even when he ran...it was obvious we were headed to massive debt.

That being said....in the late 60's and early 70's I waited tables at Kips Big Boy. Ross would come in with 20 or so people on Sunday morning for breakfast. We would all take straws on who would wait on them. They ran your behind off...and left a quarter tip... :rolling:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on July 09, 2019, 05:15:12 PM




Perot was the one and only time I voted third party. Even when he ran...it was obvious we were headed to massive debt.

That being said....in the late 60's and early 70's I waited tables at Kips Big Boy. Ross would come in with 20 or so people on Sunday morning for breakfast. We would all take straws on who would wait on them. They ran your behind off...and left a quarter tip... :rolling:

I know he meant well, but his greatest impact on history was unleashing the Clinton Crime Machine.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: berdie on July 09, 2019, 05:21:53 PM
I know he meant well, but his greatest impact on history was unleashing the Clinton Crime Machine.




I can't argue with that @catfish1957
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 09, 2019, 05:48:40 PM
I know he meant well, but his greatest impact on history was unleashing the Clinton Crime Machine.

There's that.  I keep that in mind while reading/listening to all the hagiographies.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on July 09, 2019, 05:54:38 PM
There's that.  I keep that in mind while reading/listening to all the hagiographies.

My opinions of Mr. Perrot are much more influenced by his out of the spotlight actions than any of his public forrays
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 09, 2019, 06:26:10 PM
My opinions of Mr. Perrot are much more influenced by his out of the spotlight actions than any of his public forrays

I prefer to think of those.  He did help a lot of people, like his employees in post-revolutionary Iran.  That took some guts.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 09, 2019, 06:57:41 PM
Larry Elder has discussed this some on his show, I don't buy it altogether, I don't think the Perot voters were split on Slick Willie and Bush 41 but I think there were quite a few voters who normally, would have voted Democratic that voted for Perot.  So, I do think it would take some study rather than just saying "Perot threw the election to Clinton"... I lean that way but I don't think it's as clear cut as we might make it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 09, 2019, 07:04:04 PM
Larry Elder has discussed this some on his show, I don't buy it altogether, I don't think the Perot voters were split on Slick Willie and Bush 41 but I think there were quite a few voters who normally, would have voted Democratic that voted for Perot.  So, I do think it would take some study rather than just saying "Perot threw the election to Clinton"... I lean that way but I don't think it's as clear cut as we might make it.

Ed Rollins was on Fox News this morning, and he said it wasn't Perot's fault Bush 41 lost.  Don't know if I believe him, but he was there.

@TomSea
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 09, 2019, 07:04:52 PM
  So, I do think it would take some study rather than just saying "Perot threw the election to Clinton"
That describes my aunt and uncle, good ol' traditional FDR Democrats who knew something was amiss with Clinton but weren't about to vote Republican. So they voted for Perot.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 09, 2019, 07:05:36 PM
Larry Elder has discussed this some on his show, I don't buy it altogether, I don't think the Perot voters were split on Slick Willie and Bush 41 but I think there were quite a few voters who normally, would have voted Democratic that voted for Perot.  So, I do think it would take some study rather than just saying "Perot threw the election to Clinton"... I lean that way but I don't think it's as clear cut as we might make it.

A similar theory was thrown at me in 2016:  Vote third party or write in or stay at home and you are voting for Hillary. It's yet another scare tactic used  by Republicans and Democrats alike to force you to vote for one of the two stupid parties.  Didn't buy that nonsense then and don't buy it now.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 09, 2019, 07:23:22 PM
A similar theory was thrown at me in 2016:  Vote third party or write in or stay at home and you are voting for Hillary. It's yet another scare tactic used  by Republicans and Democrats alike to force you to vote for one of the two stupid parties.  Didn't buy that nonsense then and don't buy it now.

 *please*

We are talking about the 1992 election. Let's leave present bitter feelings out of this.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 09, 2019, 08:11:19 PM




Quote
Perot was the one and only time I voted third party. Even when he ran...it was obvious we were headed to massive debt.

I have to admit that at first I was a HUGE fan and of his and really wanted him to win. Then it became obvious he was only in it to try to keep the Bush Crime Family from winning because there was something person in it between him and the family,so I dropped all support for Perot.

At that time I supported Boy Jorge (truth to tell I still like him as a person) because I had no idea his globalist mother was pulling his strings in the background.  Didn't even understand how evil Poppy was at the time.

Quote
That being said....in the late 60's and early 70's I waited tables at Kips Big Boy. Ross would come in with 20 or so people on Sunday morning for breakfast. We would all take straws on who would wait on them. They ran your behind off...and left a quarter tip... :rolling:

Sounds about right. I have met and come to know several self-made millionaires,and not a single one of them was casual about his money.

Part of Perot's "thing" was he liked to hire former SF soldiers as guards and security agents,so offering to help a SF Medal of Honor winner didn't exactly hurt him with the Special Operations Crowd.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 09, 2019, 08:45:23 PM
Larry Elder has discussed this some on his show, I don't buy it altogether, I don't think the Perot voters were split on Slick Willie and Bush 41 but I think there were quite a few voters who normally, would have voted Democratic that voted for Perot.  So, I do think it would take some study rather than just saying "Perot threw the election to Clinton"... I lean that way but I don't think it's as clear cut as we might make it.

I agree with that, @TomSea.  I don't think Perot threw the election; Bush did.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 09, 2019, 09:19:23 PM
I agree with that, @TomSea.  I don't think Perot threw the election; Bush did.

Correct.  It was the trail of broken lies and misread lips that created Perot.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on July 09, 2019, 11:29:44 PM
Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rip-torn-men-black-larry-024010680.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rip-torn-men-black-larry-024010680.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 09, 2019, 11:47:32 PM
Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rip-torn-men-black-larry-024010680.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rip-torn-men-black-larry-024010680.html)

I didn't realize this:

Quote
Elmore Rual Torn Jr. was born in Temple in the Texas hill country. His father was an agricultural economist, and Torn attended Texas A&M and the U. of Texas, studying animal husbandry before turning to acting, training under actor, director and scholar B. Iden Payne.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 10, 2019, 12:15:30 AM
Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rip-torn-men-black-larry-024010680.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rip-torn-men-black-larry-024010680.html)

I thought he passed years ago.... :shrug:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on July 10, 2019, 01:24:33 AM
I thought he passed years ago.... :shrug:

I sW him in an episode of “Columbo” and one of my favorite movies from the 80s, a little hidden gem called “Beer”.

He was one of those actors who made acting look like it was no effort at all. Kudos!

Rest In Peace , Sir.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on July 10, 2019, 10:30:56 AM
I didn't realize this:

@Sanguine
I did know that he was from Texas, but I didn't know the rest of the details that you've posted.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on July 10, 2019, 11:10:28 AM
He was also an Army MP during the Korean War.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 10, 2019, 11:18:41 AM
He was also an Army MP during the Korean War.

@txradioguy

Nobody is perfect.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on July 10, 2019, 11:31:43 AM
@txradioguy

Nobody is perfect.

 :silly:

 888high58888
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 10, 2019, 11:14:09 PM
Jim Bouton
Ten-season MLB vet dies at 80

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Jim_Bouton_1969.jpg/220px-Jim_Bouton_1969.jpg)

Bouton played for the New York Yankees and Houston Astros over the course of his career; he also had a brief stint with the Seattle Pilots, who lasted a single year and were the shortest-lived MLB team of the modern era. Eight years after retiring, the pitcher made a brief comeback with the Atlanta Braves.

Bouton eventually became better known for his off-field work than his baseball. His 1969 book Ball Four was one of the first unvarnished exposés on the subject and drew ire from many of his teammates for divulging the details of "inside baseball" (literally). He later played himself in a short-lived TV series based on the book, in addition to a number of other acting roles and work as a sports anchor at New York City's TV stations. Outside of media, he was also an early investor in Big League Chew, the bubble gum in a pouch.

Bouton died July 10 from brain damage caused by a 2012 stroke.

Obituary from the New York Daily News (https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-jim-bouton-obit-20190710-lhcv7pgzwjdajlsdxprzzjszpm-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bouton)

Career stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/boutoji01.shtml)

cc: @EasyAce
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 10, 2019, 11:59:41 PM
Jim Bouton
Ten-season MLB vet dies at 80

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Jim_Bouton_1969.jpg/220px-Jim_Bouton_1969.jpg)

Bouton played for the New York Yankees and Houston Astros over the course of his career; he also had a brief stint with the Seattle Pilots, who lasted a single year and were the shortest-lived MLB team of the modern era. Eight years after retiring, the pitcher made a brief comeback with the Atlanta Braves.

Bouton eventually became better known for his off-field work than his baseball. His 1969 book Ball Four was one of the first unvarnished exposés on the subject and drew ire from many of his teammates for divulging the details of "inside baseball" (literally). He later played himself in a short-lived TV series based on the book, in addition to a number of other acting roles and work as a sports anchor at New York City's TV stations. Outside of media, he was also an early investor in Big League Chew, the bubble gum in a pouch.

Bouton died July 10 from brain damage caused by a 2012 stroke.

Obituary from the New York Daily News (https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-jim-bouton-obit-20190710-lhcv7pgzwjdajlsdxprzzjszpm-story.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bouton)

Career stats (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/boutoji01.shtml)

cc: @EasyAce
@jmyrlefuller

Jim Bouton, RIP: The grip (http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,368038.0.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 11, 2019, 12:16:19 AM
I read Ball Four.  Fine book. 

Rest in peace, Mr. Bouton.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 11, 2019, 12:43:45 AM
I know he meant well, but his greatest impact on history was unleashing the Clinton Crime Machine.
If "Read my Lips" Daddy Bush hadn't been so politically tone deaf and out of touch with the rank and file, maybe Ross would not have had the traction he did. Either way, the Clinton Crime Machine was coming, and while it might have been delayed, it would not have been stopped except by some serious prosecutions.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 11, 2019, 08:19:10 AM
Denise Nickerson
Former child actress most famous for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory overdoses at 62

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Nickerson in retirement, age 54.

Nickerson had a substantial acting career as a child, most famously Violet Beauregard, the gum-obsessed girl who gets turned to a blueberry because of her uncontrolled habit, in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She had a number of other roles as a young adult before largely exiting show business in 1978 when she turned 21.

She suffered a severe stroke in 2018. On July 8, 2019, she overdosed on various medications in her son's medicine cabinet (where she was being cared for) in a possible suicide attempt and died two days later.

Obituary from The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/denise-nickerson-dead-willy-wonka-chocolate-factory-violet-actress-was-62-1223701)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_Nickerson)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0630019/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 11, 2019, 09:49:17 AM
Hollywood sure is rough on children. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on July 12, 2019, 09:38:27 AM
Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA (https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA)

Just one of many such stories.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on July 12, 2019, 09:39:46 AM
I just saw that violet died, wow. Young.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on July 12, 2019, 10:10:16 AM
Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA (https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA)

Just one of many such stories.

Wow!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on July 12, 2019, 11:38:41 AM
Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story



In this era of having to see human garbage continually being glorified in the media, seeing a story like this makes you realize that not is all bad about the world.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on July 12, 2019, 11:41:13 AM
In this era of having to see human garbage continually being glorified in the media, seeing a story like this makes you realize that not is all bad about the world.

A very small minority give the rest of us a bad name.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 12, 2019, 12:30:55 PM
Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA (https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA)

Just one of many such stories.

What a great story!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 12, 2019, 05:45:52 PM
Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA (https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story?fbclid=IwAR2M2aYeWMGyztZZY4IqsJHPv0OYSBuGDN1norVEh21l3wuX00T51rSOoCA)

Just one of many such stories.

@Bigun

I happen to know for a fact that when VN Medal of Honor winner Franklin D.Miller was diagnosed with kidney cancer and given 6 weeks to live that Perot visited him to get copies of all his lab results and doctors notes,and forwarded them to the top cancer surgeons in the country. If something could have been done to save Miller's life,Perot volunteered to pay every dime of the expenses. I know this to be a fact because Miller told me about it on the telephone a couple of weeks before he died.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on July 12, 2019, 06:34:01 PM
@Bigun

I happen to know for a fact that when VN Medal of Honor winner Franklin D.Miller was diagnosed with kidney cancer and given 6 weeks to live that Perot visited him to get copies of all his lab results and doctors notes,and forwarded them to the top cancer surgeons in the country. If something could have been done to save Miller's life,Perot volunteered to pay every dime of the expenses. I know this to be a fact because Miller told me about it on the telephone a couple of weeks before he died.

Thanks @sneakypete!  As I said, this is but one of many such stories.  Ross was a true patriot in every sense of the word.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 12, 2019, 11:05:13 PM
Yes, Ross Perot would have been a great president I am sure. Remember,  I think he use to say "that sucking sound you hear", talking about NAFTA.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 12, 2019, 11:11:38 PM
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Obituary: Andrew Graham-Yooll, the man who dared to report on Argentina's missing
By Vicky Baker BBC News

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Andrew Graham-Yooll was born in Argentina to British parents and always straddled both cultures

When plainclothes policemen came to the Buenos Aires Herald's office brandishing machine guns, the newspaper's staff knew they were coming.

It was 22 October 1975 and the police were looking for the small Argentine newspaper's news editor, Andrew Graham-Yooll.

A visit from armed police would normally have meant certain death, but the office had been tipped off in advance, and someone had already been able to get word out to a lawyer and to overseas news agencies, meaning the raid was on the record.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48948853 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48948853)

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Jerry Lawson, Lead Singer of the Persuasions, Is Dead at 75

Jerry Lawson, the original lead singer of the Persuasions, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in 1992. The Persuasions began 30 years earlier as a casual and nameless ensemble on the basketball courts and front stoops of Brooklyn.CreditWilliam E. Sauro/The New York Times

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Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the Persuasions, a group that revived the art of a cappella singing and attracted a loyal worldwide following, died on Wednesday in Phoenix. He was 75.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Julie. She said that Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, had compromised Mr. Lawson’s immune system.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/arts/music/jerry-lawson-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/arts/music/jerry-lawson-dead.html)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G51yhnmB27c#)

This band appears popular, I'm not too familiar with them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 14, 2019, 11:01:25 PM
Charles Levin
Actor known for his bit parts in sitcoms found dead at 70

Active primarily in the 1980s and 1990s, Levin accumulated a long list of bit parts in films and television series. Among some of his more notable roles:

Mostly retired for the previous 20 years, Levin went missing in early July. After being reported missing on the 8th, his car was found on the 12th and his body on the 14th.

Death notice/obituary from The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/14/actor-charles-levin-dead-remains-oregon-seinfeld)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Levin_(actor))

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0505570/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on July 15, 2019, 08:56:58 AM
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On Seinfeld, he played a mohel in the episode "The Bris."
"Shakey the mohel," Jerry called him, after the mohel nicked Jerry's finger.

"This is no baggy pants farce!"
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 16, 2019, 01:15:51 AM
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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia
AP
Jul 15, 2019 at 3:35p ET

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Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.

Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car remained on the scene, and police said they were investigating the circumstances of the death.

Sweet Pea was Whitaker’s nickname, and it fit perfectly. He was a master of hitting and not getting hit back, a southpaw who slipped in and out of the pocket and rarely gave an opponent an opportunity to land a clean shot.

Read more at: https://www.foxsports.com/boxing/story/boxing-champ-pernell-whitaker-dies-hit-by-car-in-virginia-071519 (https://www.foxsports.com/boxing/story/boxing-champ-pernell-whitaker-dies-hit-by-car-in-virginia-071519)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pernell_Whitaker)

Shocking tragedy, I know the name. Famous for fighting De La Hoya, his record shows a ton of wins.  Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 16, 2019, 09:29:04 PM
John Paul Stevens
Former Supreme Court justice dies at 99

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Stevens served on the Supreme Court from the time of Gerald Ford's appointing him to the seat in 1975 until his 2010 retirement, after five years on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to serving as a judge, he had served as an antitrust prosecutor.

Although appointed by a Republican, and showing moderate to conservative tendencies in his early years on the court, Stevens lurched leftward over the course of his career and by the time of his retirement was one of the farthest-left of the Court's justices, a reliable vote for Democratic Party causes.

Stevens died from complications of a stroke.

Obituary from NBC News (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries/retired-justice-john-paul-stevens-third-longest-serving-member-supreme-n1030616)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Stevens)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 17, 2019, 06:29:02 AM
Too bad Justice Stevens was a liberal, but now that he has passed from this world, it really doesn't matter now.  So all I can say, is:  rest in peace, Justice Stevens and may God comfort your loved ones.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on July 17, 2019, 11:37:07 AM
All I can say about public officials like Stevens is that they are permanently out of the game and can no longer do damage to the Republic. For that, RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 17, 2019, 06:16:23 PM
More to come from my pen (well, keyboard), but . . .

Ernie Broglio, involved in baseball’s most lopsided trade, dies at 83 (https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/17/san-joses-ernie-broglio-involved-in-baseballs-most-lopsided-trade-dies-at-83/)

As in, Brock-for-Broglio. (As in, Hall of Famer Lou Brock.) With whom the genial Broglio struck up a pleasant friendship in the years to follow their very different baseball careers.

RIP to a man who dealt with that kind of notoriety with class, grace, and a wicked sense of humour.

I played with a lot of Hall of Famers, and I helped put a lot of guys there.---Ernie Broglio.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: rustynail on July 17, 2019, 07:37:57 PM
Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 17, 2019, 08:00:26 PM
Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83

What????   8888crybaby
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on July 17, 2019, 08:12:30 PM
Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83

Damn.  He will be missed.

RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on July 17, 2019, 08:23:43 PM
Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83 after remarkable six-decade career
Pruden rose from teen copy boy to editor-in-chief of influential Washington, D.C., newspaper
Washington Times, Jul 17, 2019

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Wesley Pruden would have wanted to spend his final hours at his keyboard, deftly deflating the pompous, entitled and arrogant of the political establishment, and he came awfully close.

The venerable Washington Times editor, columnist and journalism institution was found dead Wednesday morning at his home, after putting in a full day Tuesday at the newsroom on New York Avenue in Northeast D.C., where he had worked since 1982, four months after the newspaper’s founding.

He was 83.


More:  https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/17/wes-pruden-washington-times-editor-and-columnist-d/ (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/17/wes-pruden-washington-times-editor-and-columnist-d/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 17, 2019, 08:28:08 PM
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Elijah 'Pumpsie' Green, first black Red Sox player, dies at 85


Elijah ‘‘Pumpsie’’ Green, the first black player on the Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 85.

A Red Sox spokesman confirmed his death Wednesday night.

Green played parts of four seasons with the Red Sox and one with the New York Mets from 1959-63, batting .246 with 13 homers and 74 RBIs. But his place in history was made when he stepped on the field as a pinch-runner against the Chicago White Sox on July 21, 1959.

The Red Sox were the last team in the major leagues to field a black player.

Read the full story at https://bostonglobe.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=90f9e490a860897c7155feca1&id=78850f881c&e=8986773d37.

@EasyAce

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on July 17, 2019, 08:30:30 PM
Damn.  He will be missed.

RIP.

QFT Pruden really peaked during the Clinton administration. Really great stuff.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on July 17, 2019, 08:38:54 PM
@EasyAce
@Sanguine
I saw that after having already learned of the deaths of Joe Grzenda and Ernie Broglio. I know it comes in threes at times but I'll write about Pumpsie Green tomorrow. I need a break from elegy writing!

RIP Pumpsie.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 20, 2019, 01:58:38 PM
Former NFL lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at age 32

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Mitch Petrus, an offensive lineman who spent time with the Giants, Patriots and Titans, has died at the age of 32.

Petrus had been working all day outside at his family’s business in Lonoke County, Arkansas, and died of heat stroke, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. A heat advisory has been in effect in Central Arkansas, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/19/former-nfl-lineman-mitch-petrus-dies-of-heat-stroke-at-age-32/

***

I don't know this fella -- maybe some of you do -- but I'm posting his obit as a warning.  Much of the US is experiencing a brutal  heat wave this weekend, and the possibility of dying from heat stroke is very real.  It can come upon you all of a sudden and as what happened here with Mr. Petrus, it can kill even the young and healthy.    Everyone -- be careful!

Rest in peace, Mr. Petrus, and may God comfort your loved ones.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on July 20, 2019, 02:34:18 PM
Former NFL lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at age 32

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/19/former-nfl-lineman-mitch-petrus-dies-of-heat-stroke-at-age-32/

***

I don't know this fella -- maybe some of you do -- but I'm posting his obit as a warning.  Much of the US is experiencing a brutal  heat wave this weekend, and the possibility of dying from heat stroke is very real.  It can come upon you all of a sudden and as what happened here with Mr. Petrus, it can kill even the young and healthy.    Everyone -- be careful!

Rest in peace, Mr. Petrus, and may God comfort your loved ones.

Absolutely.  Heat Stroke is a silent killer, that knows no age boundaries.  Even though it seems the elderly can succumb quicker to it.

If you live in the middle of the country right now, probably not a bad idea to check on any elderly friends or relatives who might  want to work out in this heat, or might not have good or adequate HVAC relief.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on July 20, 2019, 02:37:46 PM
Absolutely.  Heat Stroke is a silent killer, that knows no age boundaries.  Even though it seems the elderly can succumb quicker to it.

If you live in the middle of the country right now, probably not a bad to check on any elderly friends or relatives who might  want to work out in this heat, or might not have good or adequate HVAC relief.

And, since it causes mental confusion, you don't know how bad off you are until it's too late.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on July 20, 2019, 02:56:19 PM
Phoenix AZ curr. 107 F, dropping to 88 F overnight. Hum. 15% so it is "dry heat" as they say.

Palm Springs CA, also 107 F today and heading up to 114 F in a week.

So in general terms, call it 110 F in the desert, and 70 F at the beach Orange-San Diego counties).





Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 20, 2019, 03:15:09 PM
And, since it causes mental confusion, you don't know how bad off you are until it's too late.

Exactly.  Part of that is extreme dehydration.   Most people don't recognize dehydration.   They aren't  thirsty, so they don't drink.  They become very dehydrated; eventually, the organs fail and...so long.   

These days, I don't go anywhere without my trusty bottle of water even when it's cooler out. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 20, 2019, 03:18:29 PM
Ben Kinchlow, for years, co-host or just plain sidekick on the 700 club.

https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/us/ben-kinchlow-longtime-co-host-of-700-club-dies-at-82.amp (https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/us/ben-kinchlow-longtime-co-host-of-700-club-dies-at-82.amp)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 20, 2019, 03:21:25 PM
@truth_seeker

Actual temperature not quite as hot here in Western PA, but we have the humidity which beings the heat index into the 100s.  I expect in many places that aren't desert, that is the case. 

I have cousins in the DC area.  They re in the 100s, but I think their heat index is at least 110-115.

Doesn't matter if it's "dry heat" or not -- it's too hot to be outside too long, even if you are not doing any physical labor.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 20, 2019, 03:26:56 PM
Ben Kinchlow, for years, co-host or just plain sidekick on the 700 club.

https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/us/ben-kinchlow-longtime-co-host-of-700-club-dies-at-82.amp (https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/us/ben-kinchlow-longtime-co-host-of-700-club-dies-at-82.amp)

I wondered what happened to him.  I remember Mr. Kinchlow from some years ago.  Seems he left CBN and the 700 Club in the 1990s to go his own way in ministry.

Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 20, 2019, 03:41:08 PM
@truth_seeker

 

I have cousins in the DC area.  They re in the 100s, but I think their heat index is at least 110-115.

 

@Applewood

Cities are always hotter. Car and truck exhausts,exhaust from ac units,black top highways radiating heat,dark color vehicles radiating heat,buildings blocking wind,etc,etc,etc.

I saw a prediction this morning that it would be 115 F in Minneapolis today. Why the HELL would anybody want to stay there when it is freezing ass cold in the winter,and boiling hot in the summer?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 20, 2019, 03:46:28 PM
Phoenix AZ curr. 107 F, dropping to 88 F overnight. Hum. 15% so it is "dry heat" as they say.

Palm Springs CA, also 107 F today and heading up to 114 F in a week.

So in general terms, call it 110 F in the desert, and 70 F at the beach Orange-San Diego counties).

Today is supposed to be 11 degrees cooler in AZ deserts.  It was 118F at the Castle last Saturday.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on July 20, 2019, 03:48:42 PM
@truth_seeker

Actual temperature not quite as hot here in Western PA, but we have the humidity which beings the heat index into the 100s.  I expect in many places that aren't desert, that is the case. 

I have cousins in the DC area.  They re in the 100s, but I think their heat index is at least 110-115.

Doesn't matter if it's "dry heat" or not -- it's too hot to be outside too long, even if you are not doing any physical labor.

I have been in enough different places, to understand the impat of high humidity.

My Northern European dna, is simply not cut out for high heat. I once turned down a great job offer in Houston, after visiting during the summer. (no offense intended towards Texans)

My sweet bride of 51 years and I are both SoCal natives, and we have never lived in air conditioned houses, having been within a mile of the cool Paciic almost all of that time.

Today the ocean temp is almost the same for SoCal and for Maine, to provide real world examples.

SoCal is COOLED by the col Alaska current, and New England to Western Europe are WARMED by the warm Gulf current.

@Applewood @sneakypete
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: DCPatriot on July 20, 2019, 04:01:58 PM
And, since it causes mental confusion, you don't know how bad off you are until it's too late.

Jumped up at 5AM this morning... did my 2.5 miles at 7AM.   It was already in the low 80's, but actually quite pleasant.  (Germantown, Maryland)

I was surprised how many other people were out there already. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 20, 2019, 05:09:29 PM
Exactly.  Part of that is extreme dehydration.   Most people don't recognize dehydration.   They aren't  thirsty, so they don't drink.  They become very dehydrated; eventually, the organs fail and...so long.   

These days, I don't go anywhere without my trusty bottle of water even when it's cooler out.
The IDF did a study on optimal water consumption in combat troops in desert conditions.
While the Brits had issued a quart per man per day, the IDF determined that to maintain full physical and mental function in extreme heat required more on the order of a liter (just over a quart) of water an HOUR.

This time of year, I have a case of bottled drinking water in a cooler in the back of my not so well air conditioned vehicle, and partake often, at least half a liter an hour, or if I notice I'm not sweating as much as the heat warrants.  With lower humidity such as we have here, evaporating sweat is the first line of defense against becoming overheated.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 20, 2019, 05:11:40 PM
@Applewood

Cities are always hotter. Car and truck exhausts,exhaust from ac units,black top highways radiating heat,dark color vehicles radiating heat,buildings blocking wind,etc,etc,etc.

I saw a prediction this morning that it would be 115 F in Minneapolis today. Why the HELL would anybody want to stay there when it is freezing ass cold in the winter,and boiling hot in the summer?
What, don'cha like the change of seasons?

Minneapolis weather wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the humidity.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 20, 2019, 05:24:55 PM
@Applewood

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Cities are always hotter. Car and truck exhausts,exhaust from ac units, black top highways radiating heat, dark color vehicles radiating heat, buildings blocking wind, etc,etc,etc.

You must be right.  I live outside of Pittsburgh and we are always a degree or two cooler in summer.  But around here, those few degrees don't make a difference.  For all of us in this region, it's the humidity and stagnant air that's bad no matter where you live.

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I saw a prediction this morning that it would be 115 F in Minneapolis today. Why the HELL would anybody want to stay there when it is freezing ass cold in the winter, and boiling hot in the summer?

I'm guessing that 115 degrees actual temperature in Minneapolis is very rare.  In Western PA, we have hit 100 only a few times in my lifetime. and we are a bit southeast.  Could that 115 have been the heat index or "real feel" temperature?

I will agree with you though about the winters inn Minneapolis.  They are brutal.  And now that the city is overrun with so-called refugees, I definitely wouldn't want to live there.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 20, 2019, 06:09:37 PM
What, don'cha like the change of seasons?

Minneapolis weather wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the humidity.

@Smokin Joe

When the seasons are "ass-deep in snow,or ass-deep in sweat",no,I don't.

Oh,and it should go without saying that there is plenty of humidity both "seasons".
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 20, 2019, 06:12:16 PM

I'm guessing that 115 degrees actual temperature in Minneapolis is very rare.  In Western PA, we have hit 100 only a few times in my lifetime. and we are a bit southeast.  Could that 115 have been the heat index or "real feel" temperature?

 

@Applewood  I do think 115F actual air temperature is pretty rare in Mn,but I do know it hits 100F or more at times during the summer,with high humidity.

AFAIK,the 115F was actual air temps.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on July 20, 2019, 06:40:58 PM
Minneapolis, MN

as of 5:01 pm CDT
74°
Sunny
Feels Like 74°
H -- L 62°


 

@Elderberry

I KNOW I saw a report last night calling for 115 F in Minneapolis today,but when I just checked,I not only got the results you reported above,but the 10 day forecast didn't even have a high in the 90's,and typical lows in the mid-60's. Perfect sleeping weather.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on July 20, 2019, 07:19:27 PM
@Applewood  I do think 115F actual air temperature is pretty rare in Mn,but I do know it hits 100F or more at times during the summer,with high humidity.

AFAIK,the 115F was actual air temps.

All time hottest day in Minneapolis is 108 on 14 Jul 1936.  I am guessing what you saw was a potential heat index.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 20, 2019, 08:06:24 PM
@Elderberry

I KNOW I saw a report last night calling for 115 F in Minneapolis today,but when I just checked,I not only got the results you reported above,but the 10 day forecast didn't even have a high in the 90's,and typical lows in the mid-60's. Perfect sleeping weather.

@sneakypete

Perhaps it was hotter earlier, but a cold front went through.  We are going to get a cold front to cool us off tomorrow or Monday.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 22, 2019, 10:10:37 AM
Robert Morgenthau
New York City prosecutor dies just short of his 100th birthday

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Robert_Morgenthau_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival.jpg/220px-Robert_Morgenthau_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival.jpg)

Born into a long line of Democratic bureaucrats, Morgenthau was appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1961 by John F. Kennedy, staying there through the Lyndon Johnson and early part of the Richard Nixon administration, before Nixon, afraid that Morgenthau was going to pursue prosecutions that would embarrass the Presidency, fired him at the end of 1969. (One of Morgenthau's successors, Preet Bharara, would meet a nearly identical fate 48 years later.)

After a brief run as deputy mayor of New York City, he settled into the position of Manhattan District Attorney from 1974 to 2009.  He enjoyed broad bipartisan support during his run as district attorney, although he largely relied on his family connections and nepotism to staff his large network of assistant DAs who did most of the dirty work: Andrew Cuomo, JFK Jr., RFK Jr., and Sonia Sotomayor, along with his present day successor Cyrus Vance, Jr. He justified it by noting that without nepotism, he himself would have never had the opportunities he had.

Morgenthau came to office at a time in which New York City was teeming with crime and corruption. By the time of his retirement, the crime in the city had largely come back under control, which Morgenthau's office was credited with having a hand in doing through aggressive prosecutions. Among the higher-profile cases were those of mother-and-son thieves Sante and Kenny Kimes; John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman; Bernie Goetz, the "Subway Vigilante;" Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer;" Tupac Shakur, rapper whom Morgenthau convicted of sex offenses; Dennis Kozlowski, who embezzled hundreds of millions from Tyco Security Systems; and the Central Park Five, which Morgenthau later conceded was a mistake.

Morgenthau died July 21, age 99, ten days short of his 100th birthday.

Obituary from Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-22/manhattan-s-longtime-prosecutor-morgenthau-dies-at-99-nyt-says?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=business&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Morgenthau)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 22, 2019, 06:29:32 PM
I don't see prosecuting Bernie Goetz as a plus. But then, I have been confronted by 'yutes' bearing improvised weapons before, and IF I had been armed would have had much the same reaction as Mr. Goetz. Goetz, I saw as defending himself, regardless of the media hype.

Interesting there was no mention of Dave Berkowitz, the .44 caliber killer in there. He was a real bad guy.

RIP, anyway, he did get some real 'bad guys'.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: rustynail on July 22, 2019, 07:46:59 PM
nevermind
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on July 23, 2019, 10:40:14 AM
David Hedison, veteran actor in sci-fi classic ‘The Fly,’ dies at 92

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David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic “The Fly” and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92.

Hedison died June 18 in Los Angeles with his daughters at his side, a representative for the family, Jennifer Allen, said in an email Monday.

A veteran actor, Hedison portrayed Capt. Lee Crane in the long-running sci-fi television series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and Spencer Harrison on the daytime series “Another World.” 

https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-07-22/david-hedison-actor-the-fly-dies-dead (https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-07-22/david-hedison-actor-the-fly-dies-dead)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on July 24, 2019, 01:12:29 PM
R.I.P. Rutger Hauer...died today at 75.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on July 24, 2019, 02:55:23 PM
R.I.P. Rutger Hauer...died today at 75.

One of the great 80's action heroes.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on July 24, 2019, 04:59:43 PM
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Coincidentally, the Roy Batty character also died in the year 2019.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on July 27, 2019, 09:00:11 PM
Russi Taylor
Voice actress best known as Minnie Mouse dies at 75

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8a/Russi_Taylor_at_the_2018_Creative_Arts_Emmy_Awards.jpg/250px-Russi_Taylor_at_the_2018_Creative_Arts_Emmy_Awards.jpg)

Taylor, whose full first name was the decidedly un-feminine "Russell," began voice acting in the early 1980s, developing a longstanding professional relationship with the Walt Disney animated studio. Among her most notable roles were Huey, Dewey and Louie in the 1980s hit cartoon DuckTales and Minnie Mouse, which she voiced for nearly 40 years and helped launch a comeback for the previously dormant character. In a case of life imitating art, Taylor married Wayne Allwine, her counterpart as the voice of Mickey Mouse, in 1991; the two were married until his death in 2009.

Taylor also held a number of roles outside of the Disney studio, including several small roles in The Simpsons and the voice of Berdie the Early Bird in the McDonaldland commercials.

She died July 27, with no cause of death stated.

Obituary from The Walt Disney Company (https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-legend-russi-taylor-dies-at-75/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russi_Taylor)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853122/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on July 28, 2019, 02:19:14 PM
Keith Lincoln has passed away. He played for the SD Chargers.

329 yards from scrimmage in a post-season game is a record that still stands as the Chargers defeated the Boston Patriots 51-10 in the 1963 AFL title game...

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWN5nrTOBFw#)

He went to Washington State.

https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2019/07/28/Former-Chargers-running-back-Keith-Lincoln-dies-at-80/7841564325922/ (https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2019/07/28/Former-Chargers-running-back-Keith-Lincoln-dies-at-80/7841564325922/)

He was also involved in the "hit heard around the world" as some of his ribs were broken by Buffalo Bills linebacker, Mike Stratton.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocdc70KbT08#)

That old AFL was pretty exciting, in innovation and so on, even if one could make the case effectively that the NFL just had a lot more talent.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 28, 2019, 03:27:09 PM
Russi Taylor
Voice actress best known as Minnie Mouse dies at 75

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8a/Russi_Taylor_at_the_2018_Creative_Arts_Emmy_Awards.jpg/250px-Russi_Taylor_at_the_2018_Creative_Arts_Emmy_Awards.jpg)

Taylor, whose full first name was the decidedly un-feminine "Russell," began voice acting in the early 1980s, developing a longstanding professional relationship with the Walt Disney animated studio. Among her most notable roles were Huey, Dewey and Louie in the 1980s hit cartoon DuckTales and Minnie Mouse, which she voiced for nearly 40 years and helped launch a comeback for the previously dormant character. In a case of life imitating art, Taylor married Wayne Allwine, her counterpart as the voice of Mickey Mouse, in 1991; the two were married until his death in 2009.

Taylor also held a number of roles outside of the Disney studio, including several small roles in The Simpsons and the voice of Berdie the Early Bird in the McDonaldland commercials.

She died July 27, with no cause of death stated.

Obituary from The Walt Disney Company (https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-legend-russi-taylor-dies-at-75/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russi_Taylor)

IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853122/)

She must have known Alan Young, then.  He played Scrooge McDuck when she was doing Duck Tales.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on July 30, 2019, 09:36:12 PM
It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night. Grant had great love and appreciation for his fans. Please do a random act of love or kindness today in honor of The King of Random. Grant’s legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created.

Grant Thompson was a youtube personality known as "The King of Random".
He specialized in videos that showed how to build any number of projects from a foundry made from a galvanized bucket and plaster of paris to a Death ray" made from the screen of a projection TV. He showed how to light fires using a ziploc baggie and water and designed "ninja balls" from rubber balloons and flour.

He will be sorely missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on August 01, 2019, 03:18:27 PM
Nick Buoniconti
Professional football linebacker dies at 78

85 🐬

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Nick_Buoniconti.jpg)

A local boy from Massachusetts, Buoniconti played defensive tackle while attending Notre Dame but was considered too small to play the position professionally, so the Boston Patriots, the hometown team in the American Football League, decided to switch him to linebacker. There, he excelled, going on to play 14 seasons of professional football, seven with the Patriots and nine more with the Miami Dolphins, including as a member of the Dolphins perfect season team. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

An attorney and agent in his post-football career, he was diagnosed with dementia in 2017. He died July 30.

Obituary from Sports Illustrated (https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/07/31/nick-buoniconti-death-patriots-dolphins-hall-fame-linebacker)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Buoniconti)

Career stats (https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BuonNi00.htm)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 01, 2019, 09:53:51 PM
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Granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy Dies After Overdose at Family’s Compound
The Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass.CreditCreditBenny Snyder/Associated Press

By Katharine Q. Seelye and Jonathan Martin

    Aug. 1, 2019

BOSTON — A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died on Thursday afternoon after suffering an apparent overdose at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., according to two people close to the family.

The young woman, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill. She was at the compound where her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, 91, lives when emergency responders were called on Thursday afternoon, the family friends said. She was taken to Cape Code Hospital in Hyannis, where she was pronounced dead.

“Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,” the Kennedy family said in a statement. “Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.”

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/kennedy-compound-overdose.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/kennedy-compound-overdose.html)

See if there is anything more to this, breaking news in some venues (Boston Globe).
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 01, 2019, 10:07:45 PM
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“Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.”

 Uh,huh. That must be why she killed herself,huh?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 01, 2019, 10:43:49 PM
People talk about the "tragic Kennedys" or the "Kennedy curse."  Seems to me the more recent tragedies after Bobby's assassination were the doing of the victims.  Recklessness, substance abuse, criminal behavior of all kinds.  I guess I'm being cruel here, but it's hard for me to work up much sympathy for the Kennedys and their tragedies these days.

Anyway, I hope this young lady has found peace.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on August 01, 2019, 11:19:50 PM
People talk about the "tragic Kennedys" or the "Kennedy curse."  Seems to me the more recent tragedies after Bobby's assassination were the doing of the victims.  Recklessness, substance abuse, criminal behavior of all kinds.  I guess I'm being cruel here, but it's hard for me to work up much sympathy for the Kennedys and their tragedies these days.

Anyway, I hope this young lady has found peace.

The Kennedys' "War On Women" continues.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on August 01, 2019, 11:45:37 PM
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In a 2016 opinion piece for the Deerfield Scroll, the student newspaper for the Deerfield Academy boarding school, Hill wrote about her bouts with depression.

"My depression took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life," she wrote. "Although I was mostly a happy child, I suffered bouts of deep sadness that felt like a heavy boulder on my chest. These bouts would come and go, but they did not outwardly affect me until I was a new sophomore at Deerfield."

She added that "someone I knew and loved broke serious sexual boundaries with me," leading her to pretend the incident hadn't happened and attempting suicide.

She urged students and faculty to talk openly about mental illness in order to get rid of the stigma associated with depression.

"People talk about cancer freely; why is it so difficult to discuss the effects of depression, bipolar [sic], anxiety, or schizophrenic disorders?" Hill wrote. "Just because the illness may not be outwardly visible doesn’t mean the person suffering from it isn’t struggling."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/saoirse-kennedy-hill-dead-kennedy-compound-hyannis-port-robert-f-kennedy (https://www.foxnews.com/us/saoirse-kennedy-hill-dead-kennedy-compound-hyannis-port-robert-f-kennedy)

@TomSea
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 02, 2019, 08:30:19 AM
A lot of mental illness and substance abuse in that family.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 02, 2019, 09:47:48 AM
@TomSea

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She added that "someone I knew and loved broke serious sexual boundaries with me," leading her to pretend the incident hadn't happened and attempting suicide.


Clearly someone "too big to be arrested".

Gee,if we only knew of someone related to her that has political connections and can't be arrested!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 02, 2019, 09:49:02 AM
A lot of mental illness and substance abuse in that family.  **nononono*

@mountaineer

It's what defines them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 02, 2019, 12:15:35 PM
I had a good friend in St. Louis who came from a great deal of wealth. She and every one of her siblings and step-siblings (mother was widowed and remarried) was messed up in some way. It doesn't have to be that way. Not sure the Kennedys know how to raise children.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on August 02, 2019, 02:59:45 PM
I had a good friend in St. Louis who came from a great deal of wealth. She and every one of her siblings and step-siblings (mother was widowed and remarried) was messed up in some way. It doesn't have to be that way. Not sure the Kennedys know how to raise children.
We were, every one of us, raised to be President of the United States.---Chris Lawford, one of the sons Pat Kennedy had with then-husband Peter Lawford, in Peter Collier and David Horowitz's The Kennedys, about his generation of Kennedy offspring.

The exception may have been the children of the late Eunice Kennedy and her husband, the late R. Sargent Shriver. Collier and Horowitz recorded that once, when one of their children was hurting, Shriver comforted him by saying, "You're a Shriver. It's OK to cry." (Their son Timothy is now the chairman of Special Olympics; he gave the welcome address in Seattle last year, when I went to the national Special Olympics to watch my son play softball in the games---my son's team won the silver medal, in fact.) Bobby Kennedy was once called "the Kennedy with soul"; I'd say that designation belonged more to Eunice Kennedy.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: dfwgator on August 02, 2019, 03:16:25 PM
A lot of mental illness and substance abuse in that family.  **nononono*

Tends to happen when the Patriarch makes a deal with the devil.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 02, 2019, 03:19:54 PM
Seems to me the Kennedys with their heads on straight are the ones who in some way distanced themselves from the rest of the jackals. 

I was wondering whether Miss Hill ever received any help for her depression.  Her writings make it sound like she was aware she had a problem, but it also seems she may not have had proper treatment.  Years ago, I read something about Joan Kennedy, Ted's first wife.  It was alleged in that story that the family knew she had a problem with alcohol, but didn't want her to get help.  Why, I don't know.  Were they afraid that in therapy or AA, she might spill the beans on some dirty dealings in that family?    Anyway, according to this story, Joan didn't really get better till after she got away from Ted and the rest of the clan. 

Don't know if that story is true, but it does sound plausible. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 02, 2019, 03:46:44 PM
Seems to me the Kennedys with their heads on straight are the ones who in some way distanced themselves from the rest of the jackals. 

I was wondering whether Miss Hill ever received any help for her depression.  Her writings make it sound like she was aware she had a problem, but it also seems she may not have had proper treatment.  Years ago, I read something about Joan Kennedy, Ted's first wife.  It was alleged in that story that the family knew she had a problem with alcohol, but didn't want her to get help.  Why, I don't know.  Were they afraid that in therapy or AA, she might spill the beans on some dirty dealings in that family?    Anyway, according to this story, Joan didn't really get better till after she got away from Ted and the rest of the clan. 

Don't know if that story is true, but it does sound plausible.

It was a different political world in the 70's.  Eagleton was bumped from the McGovern ticket because he had undergone psychiatric care.  Back then, you could get tossed under the bus if you're caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.  Now those things are the rites of passing.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on August 02, 2019, 05:09:47 PM
Back then, you could get tossed under the bus if you're caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
Unless you're a Kennedy abandoning a car in the drink with a dead girl in it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 02, 2019, 05:20:30 PM
Unless you're a Kennedy abandoning a car in the drink with a dead girl in it.

Thing is, she wasn't dead and could have been rescued had Teddy the guts to face a little music. :shrug:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 06, 2019, 09:37:17 AM
Just tweeted:

The Associated Press  @AP
BREAKING: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has died, a friend confirms.
9:33 AM · Aug 6, 2019

(https://media.newyorker.com/photos/59092fda2179605b11ad1f32/master/w_649,c_limit/031027_r12533.jpg)

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NEW YORK (AP/GRAY) — Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died.

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88.

She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, awarded in 1993. The Swedish academy hailed her use of language and her "visionary force."

Her novel "Beloved," in which a mother, Margaret, makes a tragic choice to murder her baby to save the girl from slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988.

Oprah Winfrey played Margaret in the 1998 film adaptation.

Born Chloe Anthony Wofford on Feb. 8, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, Morrison often wrote about the black female experience.

Her first book was “The Bluest Eye” published in 1970, and it focused on a black girl who wants blue eyes like white girls.
KJCT (https://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Nobel-laureate-Toni-Morrison-has-died-a-friend-confirms-523002541.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 06, 2019, 01:35:51 PM
Just tweeted:

The Associated Press  @AP
BREAKING: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has died, a friend confirms.
9:33 AM · Aug 6, 2019

(https://media.newyorker.com/photos/59092fda2179605b11ad1f32/master/w_649,c_limit/031027_r12533.jpg)
KJCT (https://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Nobel-laureate-Toni-Morrison-has-died-a-friend-confirms-523002541.html)

@mountaineer

Maybe this will save the taxpayers some money. Decades ago it was revealed that she had some sort of "chair in literature" at some state university (NC State?),that gave her an office,a staff to answer questions and forward mails,and a pretty decent salary.

And word was she had NO scheduled classes and gave no lectures while pulling in a 6 figure yearly salary.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 06, 2019, 01:52:19 PM
Cliff Branch of the Raiders passed away at 71 years old a few days ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Branch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Branch)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/football/cliff-branch-raiders-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/football/cliff-branch-raiders-dead.html)

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/08/06/obituaries/05Branch/05Branch-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on August 06, 2019, 01:56:07 PM
Cliff Branch of the Raiders passed away at 71 years old a few days ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Branch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Branch)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/football/cliff-branch-raiders-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/football/cliff-branch-raiders-dead.html)

Hard to believe he was that old. Those were great times for that team.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 06, 2019, 02:23:12 PM
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‘He Was the Last Real World’s Champion’: Fellow Legends Pay Tribute to Harley Race
Justin Barrasso

The legendary Harley Race succumbed to his battle with lung cancer on Thursday afternoon at the age of 76.

(https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAFeQw8.img?h=445&w=799&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=885&y=309)

A genuine industry icon, Race was a prominent piece of the wrestling landscape for the past seven decades. His legend was first established during his tenure in the NWA, where he had eight different runs as World Heavyweight Champion. Race worked throughout Japan, in the AWA and WCW, and had a memorable stint during the late 1980s in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, feuding with Hulk Hogan, Junkyard Dog, and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.

WWE Executive Vice President Paul “Triple H” Levesque first met Race in 1994 during their time together in WCW, but he had spent countless hours watching, learning from, and admiring the craft of Race’s cutting-edge work in the ring.

“There are certain guys in the business that are great, and there are legends, but then there are the ones who transcend the business,” said Levesque. “Harley Race took the business from the era that it was in and moved it in a different direction.

Read more at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/%E2%80%98he-was-the-last-real-world%E2%80%99s-champion%E2%80%99-fellow-legends-pay-tribute-to-harley-race/ar-AAFeSo0 (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/%E2%80%98he-was-the-last-real-world%E2%80%99s-champion%E2%80%99-fellow-legends-pay-tribute-to-harley-race/ar-AAFeSo0)

 wikipedia  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Race)

I've thought of Harley Race from time to time throughout the years. I didn't even know he was still alive. Once upon a time, there was quite a bit of blood-letting in wrestling, I'd see it on the magazine covers growing up, that was the era Race belonged to more per my view.  I must have watched Race early in his career, maybe the industry got past that at some point.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 06, 2019, 07:20:40 PM
Maybe this will save the taxpayers some money. Decades ago it was revealed that she had some sort of "chair in literature" at some state university (NC State?),that gave her an office,a staff to answer questions and forward mails,and a pretty decent salary.

And word was she had NO scheduled classes and gave no lectures while pulling in a 6 figure yearly salary.
There's a lot of that nonsense going around, sad to say.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 06, 2019, 07:37:44 PM
There's a lot of that nonsense going around, sad to say.

@mountaineer

It should be easy enough for anyone interested to track down the truth of that one. For one thing,it would probably be mentioned in her bio.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 06, 2019, 07:44:21 PM
@sneakypete
@mountaineer

From Wikipedia:

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From 1989 until her retirement in 2006, Morrison held the Robert F. Goheen Chair in the Humanities at Princeton University.  She said she didn't think much of modern fiction writers who reference their own lives instead of inventing new material, and she used to tell her creative writing students, "I don't want to hear about your little life, OK?" Similarly, she chose not to write about her own life in a memoir or autobiography.

Though based in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton, Morrison did not regularly offer writing workshops to students after the late 1990s, a fact that earned her some criticism. Rather, she conceived and developed the Princeton Atelier, a program that brings together students with writers and performing artists. Together the students and the artists produce works of art that are presented to the public after a semester of collaboration.
 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 06, 2019, 07:49:02 PM
Sounds like a waste of time to me, but I've never been much for poetry or "modern fiction."
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 06, 2019, 07:53:47 PM
@mountaineer

It's ok to broaden one's horizons through the arts and literature, but I'd rather kids go to a college or university to learn something that will earn them a paycheck.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 06, 2019, 08:42:11 PM
@sneakypete
@mountaineer

From Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison

@Applewood

Thank you!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 06, 2019, 11:11:33 PM
@mountaineer

It's ok to broaden one's horizons through the arts and literature, but I'd rather kids go to a college or university to learn something that will earn them a paycheck.

Engineering schools have Humanities electives....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 07, 2019, 12:44:26 PM
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Obituary: Joe Longthorne – ‘one of the biggest light-entertainment stars of his generation’
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Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne, who has died at the age of 64, was one of the biggest light-entertainment stars of his generation, admired within the industry for his powerful voice and professionalism and adored by a devoted fan base.

Born in Hull to performing parents from the travelling community, Longthorne showed an early gift for performing. He won his first talent contest at the age of five with an act showcasing his precocious skills as a singer and impressionist – talents that sustained a professional career over more than 40 years, saw him headlining the London Palladium and the Talk of the Town and acquiring three platinum discs for record sales.

After finding early television fame in the late 1960s with regular appearances on ITV’s children’s talent show, Junior Showtime, he served his apprenticeship on stage on the still thriving club circuit at home and abroad in the early years of the 1970s.

Read more at: https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2019/obituary-joe-longthorne-one-of-the-biggest-light-entertainment-stars-of-his-generation/ (https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2019/obituary-joe-longthorne-one-of-the-biggest-light-entertainment-stars-of-his-generation/)


Sounds more like he was known over there but posting. I'm sure he was very talented.

The article says his parents were of the "traveling community", wikipedia reads:

Longthorne was born in Hull,[1] England, into a musical family[2] of a "travelling, Romany background".

So, something like Roma or Gypsies I assume.

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Longthorne)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on August 07, 2019, 01:20:50 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Longthorne
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 08, 2019, 01:30:39 PM
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Rosie Ruiz, Infamous for Cheating 1980 Boston Marathon, Dies at 66
For eight days she was the winner of the 1980 race, until a mountain of evidence proved she had jumped onto the course in the final few miles.
By Roger Robinson   
Aug 8, 2019

Rosie Ruiz, whose name is notoriously synonymous with marathon cheating, died on July 8, from cancer, according to an obituary posted by her family in Palm Beach, Florida. She was 66 and known as Rosie M. Vivas.

Ruiz infamously jumped into the 1980 Boston Marathon in the final stretch of the race and claimed the women’s win ahead of the true champion, Jacqueline Gareau of Québec. Runners and fans have always resented that Ruiz basked in acclamation for her supposed come-from-behind victory and refused to admit guilt. Gareau had to cross the finish line with no recognition of her course record time of 2:34:28, or her dominant defeat of the prerace favorite, Patti Lyons of Boston, who was second in 2:35:08.

It was also found that Ruiz began her course-cutting career in her first marathon, New York City in 1979, when she either dropped out, or skipped the course completely, and was seen on the subway to Central Park. She crossed the finish line, receiving medical attention for a supposedly injured ankle, and her bar code was recorded as a finisher. That gave her a Boston qualification for 1980. Her employer, thrilled by her result, paid her expenses to go to Boston.

https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a28615122/rosie-ruiz-boston-marathon-dies/ (https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a28615122/rosie-ruiz-boston-marathon-dies/)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on August 10, 2019, 09:12:54 AM
Jeffrey Epstein
Sex trafficker and financier to the stars commits suicide at 66

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Jeffrey_Epstein_mug_shot.jpg/220px-Jeffrey_Epstein_mug_shot.jpg)

Developing...

ABC News (https://abcnews.go.com/US/jeffrey-epstein-accused-sex-trafficker-dies-suicide-officials/story?id=64881684)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Epstein)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on August 10, 2019, 09:36:20 AM
I am not an expert of correctional institute workings, but how does someone on suicide watch commit suicide?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 10, 2019, 09:38:11 AM
"The Clintons killed Epstein" in 3...2...1...

 *****rollingeyes*****
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 11, 2019, 10:57:30 AM
"The Clintons killed Epstein" in 3...2...1...

 *****rollingeyes*****
I think it would be naive to assume that they had nothing to do with unusual lapses in policy for a potentially damaging witness who was on suicide watch. At least he didn't repeatedly shoot himself in the back of the head or something...
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on August 11, 2019, 12:18:29 PM
I think it would be naive to assume that they had nothing to do with unusual lapses in policy for a potentially damaging witness who was on suicide watch. At least he didn't repeatedly shoot himself in the back of the head or something...

 :yowsa:  Especially in view of this:

DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: REMEMBERING THE DEAD
SUBSECTION: List of Names
Revised 7/14/00


https://web.archive.org/web/20010408073917/http://alamo-girl.com/0463.htm (https://web.archive.org/web/20010408073917/http://alamo-girl.com/0463.htm)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 11, 2019, 06:07:21 PM
I think it would be naive to assume that they had nothing to do with unusual lapses in policy for a potentially damaging witness who was on suicide watch. At least he didn't repeatedly shoot himself in the back of the head or something...

@Smokin Joe

IIRC,it was the local sheriff in Texas who announced on a radio program that he had proof that LBJ had rigged his first run for public office,and would be testifying before a grand jury in a day or two that "shot himself in the back" the day before he was due to give his testimony.

He wasn't a slacker,either. He didn't just shoot himself in the back,he did it multiple times,with a rifle. A single shot bolt-action 22 rifle.

You rarely see suicides with that level of dedication.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 12, 2019, 02:13:34 AM
@Smokin Joe

IIRC,it was the local sheriff in Texas who announced on a radio program that he had proof that LBJ had rigged his first run for public office,and would be testifying before a grand jury in a day or two that "shot himself in the back" the day before he was due to give his testimony.

He wasn't a slacker,either. He didn't just shoot himself in the back,he did it multiple times,with a rifle. A single shot bolt-action 22 rifle.

You rarely see suicides with that level of dedication.
Yeah, I recall one, a fastidiously neat fellow, who 'had the goods' on some corruption in the State I grew up in. The official verdict was that he had committed suicide by repeatedly slashing his own wrists and throat. Like you said, "dedication". Even the verdict was a message how deep the corruption was there.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on August 12, 2019, 10:26:23 AM
@Smokin Joe

IIRC,it was the local sheriff in Texas who announced on a radio program that he had proof that LBJ had rigged his first run for public office,and would be testifying before a grand jury in a day or two that "shot himself in the back" the day before he was due to give his testimony.

He wasn't a slacker,either. He didn't just shoot himself in the back,he did it multiple times,with a rifle. A single shot bolt-action 22 rifle.

You rarely see suicides with that level of dedication.

Ah! The Billie Sol Estes/LBJ kerfluffle! I remember it well @sneakypete
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: GrouchoTex on August 14, 2019, 10:50:37 AM
Ah! The Billie Sol Estes/LBJ kerfluffle! I remember it well @sneakypete

Wasn't the lawyer for the accused Racehorse Haynes?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on August 14, 2019, 10:52:47 AM
Wasn't the lawyer for the accused Racehorse Haynes?

I don't think so but I think Percy Foreman was.
 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 14, 2019, 11:05:49 AM
Ah! The Billie Sol Estes/LBJ kerfluffle! I remember it well @sneakypete

The "Kefauver Kerfuffle" does flow rather trippingly off the tongue.... :laugh:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on August 14, 2019, 12:50:34 PM
The "Kefauver Kerfuffle" does flow rather trippingly off the tongue.... :laugh:
@Cyber Liberty
I just said it three times fast. The operative word is "trippingly" . . .
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 14, 2019, 01:00:03 PM
@Cyber Liberty
I just said it three times fast. The operative word is "trippingly" . . .

:happyhappy:

Yer a good man, @EasyAce!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 16, 2019, 06:44:08 PM
Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies at 79
3:26 PM PDT 8/16/2019 by Duane Byrge

 Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning.

Peter Fonda, who broke out from under the legendary Fonda family name with Easy Rider, has died. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles, according to his rep.   ... Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/peter-fonda-dead-easy-rider-architect-counter-cultural-icon-was-79-1232714?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter)

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Stonewall Jackson  @1776Stonewall
Peter Fonda died. . . You know, the guy who said that the 12 year old son of the president should be kidnapped. That guy. Yeah, he died
6:38 PM · Aug 16, 2019


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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on August 16, 2019, 07:13:23 PM
Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies at 79
3:26 PM PDT 8/16/2019 by Duane Byrge

  Stonewall Jackson  @1776Stonewall
Peter Fonda died. . . You know, the guy who said that the 12 year old son of the president should be kidnapped. That guy. Yeah, he died
6:38 PM · Aug 16, 2019


@mountaineer

Yes,but I am sure he meant a 12 year old child should be "stabbed and raped" in only the kindest and most loving of ways.</S>
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: rustynail on August 16, 2019, 07:34:38 PM
Jane.....
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on August 16, 2019, 10:14:19 PM
I wonder if Peter dealt with all that unhealthy anger before he died?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on August 16, 2019, 10:43:48 PM
Jane.....

Henry Fonda should get the all time award for sireing Crappy Children.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on August 16, 2019, 10:49:52 PM
Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies at 79
3:26 PM PDT 8/16/2019 by Duane Byrge

 Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning.

Peter Fonda, who broke out from under the legendary Fonda family name with Easy Rider, has died. He was 79.

(http://www.relatably.com/m/img/curly-bill-meme-well-bye/900x900px-LL-8e858f67_CurlyBillWellBye_zpsaa543fcc.jpeg)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 17, 2019, 05:51:57 AM
Reading about Fonda's passing and being reminded of that lovely tweet made me look up some information about his father, Henry.  Henry Fonda was a good actor, but by all accounts, he was a lousy husband and father.  He has often been described as "cold and distant" toward his children.  Perhaps that explains the behavior of his children.

I enjoyed "Easy Rider" when it came out back in the 1960s, but then again, I was a dumb kid with the typical liberal leanings of that period.  Saw the movie again some years later after I grew up and became more conservative and it just wasn't the same.  And while that movie made Peter Fonda a star, I don't think his subsequent work was all that wonderful. 

With regard to that tweet, Fonda allegedly expressed "regret" at having sent it, which I guess is about as close to an actual apology we will ever get from him -- or his sister, or that matter.  It seems that lefties usually don't really apologize for their actions.

Whatever -- Mr. Fonda is in God's hands now and He will do the judging, not me.  So as a Christian, I will pray that Mr.. Fonda rests in peace and that God will comfort his loved ones.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on August 17, 2019, 08:21:42 AM
Reading about Fonda's passing and being reminded of that lovely tweet made me look up some information about his father, Henry.  Henry Fonda was a good actor, but by all accounts, he was a lousy husband and father.  He has often been described as "cold and distant" toward his children.  Perhaps that explains the behavior of his children.

I enjoyed "Easy Rider" when it came out back in the 1960s, but then again, I was a dumb kid with the typical liberal leanings of that period.  Saw the movie again some years later after I grew up and became more conservative and it just wasn't the same.  And while that movie made Peter Fonda a star, I don't think his subsequent work was all that wonderful. 

With regard to that tweet, Fonda allegedly expressed "regret" at having sent it, which I guess is about as close to an actual apology we will ever get from him -- or his sister, or that matter.  It seems that lefties usually don't really apologize for their actions.

Whatever -- Mr. Fonda is in God's hands now and He will do the judging, not me.  So as a Christian, I will pray that Mr.. Fonda rests in peace and that God will comfort his loved ones.

Good points.  I might be a little younger than you, so it's R rating didn't allow me to see Easy Rider until the cable era of the late '70's.
I was always conservative, but loved counterculture music.  But honestly, seeing this movie for the 1st time in my early 20's, my take of  it was a show with good music, but overall just an awful unwatchable flick.  And watching it half ass even recently?  It has not held up well in the test of time.

And if that's Fonda's legacy.....   Too bad.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on August 17, 2019, 09:45:46 AM
Reading about Fonda's passing and being reminded of that lovely tweet made me look up some information about his father, Henry.  Henry Fonda was a good actor, but by all accounts, he was a lousy husband and father.  He has often been described as "cold and distant" toward his children.  Perhaps that explains the behavior of his children.

I enjoyed "Easy Rider" when it came out back in the 1960s, but then again, I was a dumb kid with the typical liberal leanings of that period.  Saw the movie again some years later after I grew up and became more conservative and it just wasn't the same.  And while that movie made Peter Fonda a star, I don't think his subsequent work was all that wonderful. 

With regard to that tweet, Fonda allegedly expressed "regret" at having sent it, which I guess is about as close to an actual apology we will ever get from him -- or his sister, or that matter.  It seems that lefties usually don't really apologize for their actions.

Whatever -- Mr. Fonda is in God's hands now and He will do the judging, not me.  So as a Christian, I will pray that Mr.. Fonda rests in peace and that God will comfort his loved ones.

Beautifully said.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 17, 2019, 11:18:40 AM
Good points.  I might be a little younger than you, so it's R rating didn't allow me to see Easy Rider until the cable era of the late '70's.
I was always conservative, but loved counterculture music.  But honestly, seeing this movie for the 1st time in my early 20's, my take of  it was a show with good music, but overall just an awful unwatchable flick.  And watching it half ass even recently?  It has not held up well in the test of time.

And if that's Fonda's legacy.....   Too bad.

The movie was released in 1969 and I was 16 or 17 at the time -- which allowed me to see R rated movies without my parents.  Personally, I believe Dennis Hopper was the better actor in Easy Rider.  And if I'm not mistaken, this was Jack Nicholson's breakout movie.  Certainly defined his unusual style in his next big hit, Five Easy Pieces, and subsequent  films.

I agree -- Easy Rider has not stood the test of time as have so many other classics.  For example, I can watch Casablanca over and over again and that movie was made in the 1940s.  Maybe it's because movies like Casablanca exemplify certain timeless values like doing the right thing, resisting temptation and fighting a real enemy.  Most newer movies have no morals and no values and who the H knows who the hero and the villain are supposed to be? 

But now I'm ranting and getting off the subject.  I do that a lot in my old age.   happy77

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 17, 2019, 04:03:25 PM
Excellent movie review, @Applewood !  I've always preferred old movies like Casablanca to anything so self-consciously "edgy" and desperately meaningful as a modern one.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on August 18, 2019, 02:09:57 PM
Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies at 79
3:26 PM PDT 8/16/2019 by Duane Byrge

 Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning.

Peter Fonda, who broke out from under the legendary Fonda family name with Easy Rider, has died. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles, according to his rep.   ... Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/peter-fonda-dead-easy-rider-architect-counter-cultural-icon-was-79-1232714?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter)


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I can't say anything nice so......
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on August 18, 2019, 03:22:56 PM
Texas Longhorn football great Cedric Benson reported dead in motorcycle crash

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,372596.msg2036697.html#msg2036697 (http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,372596.msg2036697.html#msg2036697)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: rustynail on August 19, 2019, 07:14:04 AM
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer https://wlwt.com/article/kathle
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: PeteS in CA on August 19, 2019, 12:26:34 PM
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer https://wlwt.com/article/kathle

15 years late.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 19, 2019, 01:01:02 PM
I was always taught not to speak ill of the dead, but the governor and Mayor Nagan were the two most incompetent politicians I had ever seen.  And I have seen my share of incompetent politicians.  Sticks in my craw that they blamed President Bush for their own incompetence and the fact that their citizens are so dependent on government, they didn't know what to do in an  emergency. 

Anyway, Governor Blanco will be judged by God now.  It's not really up to me.  So I will wish her rest in peace and comfort for her loved ones.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 19, 2019, 01:06:22 PM
I was always taught not to speak ill of the dead, but the governor and Mayor Nagan were the two most incompetent politicians I had ever seen.  And I have seen my share of incompetent politicians.  Sticks in my craw that they blamed President Bush for their own incompetence and the fact that their citizens are so dependent on government, they didn't know what to do in an  emergency. 

Anyway, Governor Blanco will be judged by God now.  It's not really up to me.  So I will wish her rest in peace and comfort for her loved ones.

Blanco and Nagin are useful in understanding Hanlon's Razor is not always quite correct.  They were both incompetent and malicious at the same time.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Ghost Bear on August 19, 2019, 09:29:27 PM
Jack Whitaker, Emmy-Winning Sportscaster, Dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, an Emmy-winning sports broadcaster for more than three decades whose specialty was elegant, graceful commentaries, first for CBS and later for ABC, died on Sunday at his home in Devon, Pa. He was 95.

His death was announced by CBS Sports.

Whitaker was a thoughtful white-haired figure who covered just about every niche in the sports world — from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s victory in the Belmont Stakes, as well as baseball, golf and the Olympics. In 1961, he became the host of the anthology series “CBS Sports Spectacular,” and he began covering the P.G.A. Championship and the Masters in the early 1960s.

Excerpted, more at link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/obituaries/jack-whitaker-dies.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/obituaries/jack-whitaker-dies.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on August 20, 2019, 09:06:33 AM
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer https://wlwt.com/article/kathle
Once again nothing nice to say.......
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on August 20, 2019, 09:11:30 AM
I was always taught not to speak ill of the dead, but the governor and Mayor Nagan were the two most incompetent politicians I had ever seen.  And I have seen my share of incompetent politicians.  Sticks in my craw that they blamed President Bush for their own incompetence and the fact that their citizens are so dependent on government, they didn't know what to do in an  emergency. 

Anyway, Governor Blanco will be judged by God now.  It's not really up to me.  So I will wish her rest in peace and comfort for her loved ones.
One of the things that P!$$ed me off the most was the pictures of all those school buses  sitting there partially under water and the libtards whining that the government didn't provide transportation to get them out. When you are told to get out get off your @$$ and leave. I have a BIL that lives in Virginia  Beach. We have told them on several occasions to get out. But he is a F%^KING hero and always chooses to stick it out. One of these days it will catch up with his libtard @$$.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 20, 2019, 10:16:24 AM
@verga

Politicians create a population dependent upon government to do everything for them and bail them out when their own decisions lead to disaster.  When disaster strikes, then they whine that government didn't help them.  Similar things happened in Puerto Rico after Maria.  Food rotted and supplies languished in warehouses because the National Guard went home.  Well, gee, wasn't there one able-bodied resident who could have taken over to get the food and supplies where they were needed?  No.  Government has to do everything.  And when it doesn't, go on tv and cry the blues. 

Ok, I'm getting into politics now and this thread is not the place for that.  Mods, feel free to give me a  22222frying pan
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 20, 2019, 11:09:48 AM
One of the things that P!$$ed me off the most was the pictures of all those school buses  sitting there partially under water and the libtards whining that the government didn't provide transportation to get them out. When you are told to get out get off your @$$ and leave. I have a BIL that lives in Virginia  Beach. We have told them on several occasions to get out. But he is a F%^KING hero and always chooses to stick it out. One of these days it will catch up with his libtard @$$.
I spoke with a nurse who was working in NOLA at the time, who said she couldn't leave her patients who could not be moved. She also said the last trains out (Amtrack was free) were empty. The people who stayed stayed because they wanted to, for whatever reason. She figured a lot of those stayed for the looting.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 20, 2019, 11:29:23 AM
Ok, I'm getting into politics now and this thread is not the place for that.  Mods, feel free to give me a  22222frying pan

40 lashes/wet noodle.   :laugh: :police:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 20, 2019, 11:31:42 AM
I spoke with a nurse who was working in NOLA at the time, who said she couldn't leave her patients who could not be moved. She also said the last trains out (Amtrack was free) were empty. The people who stayed stayed because they wanted to, for whatever reason. She figured a lot of those stayed for the looting.

I imagine more than a few stayed to guard against the looting.  This has become more common as FEMA started prohibiting people from going home in the aftermath.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 20, 2019, 11:40:37 AM
40 lashes/wet noodle.   :laugh: :police:

LOL  I needed that.   happy77
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Sanguine on August 20, 2019, 12:04:57 PM
LOL  I needed that.   happy77

Just don't enjoy it too much.  :nono:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 20, 2019, 07:52:25 PM
I imagine more than a few stayed to guard against the looting.  This has become more common as FEMA started prohibiting people from going home in the aftermath.
There was some of that, I am sure. Then they came along and took guns from homeowners who were using them to defend places that hadn't been flooded...
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 23, 2019, 08:16:21 AM
Jane Mayer  @JaneMayerNYer
Sources close to the family say David Koch has died.
7:58 AM · Aug 23, 2019
-------------------
Matt DeLuca  @MattDeLuca
RIP David Koch. For everyone who is going to smear him look at his philanthropic work outside of politics.
8:14 AM · Aug 23, 2019
Quote
Billionaire businessman David Koch dead at 79
Aug. 23, 2019

Conservative billionaire industrialist David Koch, who retired from Koch Industries last year due to pool health, has died, according to reports. He was 79 years old.

“Sources close to the family say David Koch has died,” New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer said on Twitter. Other details about the time, place, and cause of his death were not immediately known.

David Koch and his elder brother, Charles, have been a force in American politics since the 1980s. Their influence largely stems from a fortune centered on Koch Industries. According to Forbes, David’s net worth was $42.4 billion.  ... BNO News (https://bnonews.com/index.php/2019/08/billionaire-businessman-david-koch-dead-at-79/)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 27, 2019, 11:52:11 AM


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Al Haynes, Pilot From Miraculous 1989 Crash Landing, Has Died
August 26, 20195:40 PM ET
Merrit Kennedy 2018

(https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/08/26/ap_900719067-3ded01dbb128338d495b911d15563b82ad26d636-s800-c85.jpg)
United Airlines pilot Al Haynes crash-landed a plane in 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.
John Gaps III/AP


A pilot who is credited with saving dozens of lives has died. United Flight 232 went into total hydraulic failure while Al Haynes was at the controls in 1989. With the help of three other pilots, he maneuvered the DC-10 to a miraculous crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa, and 184 of the 296 people on board survived.

Haynes is widely seen as a hero among aviation experts, akin to Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his "miracle on the Hudson." Haynes' son Dan confirmed to NPR that his father had died.

Haynes was in the middle of the flight from Denver to Chicago when an engine suddenly failed. Shortly after that, First Officer Bill Records said he was unable to control the aircraft, as Haynes later recounted to New York magazine.

Read more at: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/26/754458583/al-haynes-pilot-from-miraculous-1989-crash-landing-has-died (https://www.npr.org/2019/08/26/754458583/al-haynes-pilot-from-miraculous-1989-crash-landing-has-died)

 wikipedia  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_C._Haynes)

Some articles read that 180-90 lives ere saved.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 27, 2019, 11:53:19 AM
Impressive act of flying, for sure.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: rustynail on August 27, 2019, 12:44:06 PM
Guitarist Neal Casal has died.   Casal was a guitarist for Ryan Adams & the Cardinals and Circles Around the Sun...https://twitter.com/i/events/1166327545698013187
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on August 28, 2019, 02:57:15 PM
Jessi Combs
Driver who held women's land speed record and substitute MythBuster dies at 36

In 2013, Combs set the women's four-wheel land speed record at 398 mph, obliterating the 305 mph record that had not been broken since 1965. Dubbed the fastest woman on four wheels for that achievement, Combs was a frequent contributor to shows on Discovery Channel and its sister networks, including a 12-episode run as Kari Byron's maternity substitute on the TV show Mythbusters and as co-host of Overhaulin', which focused on her career specialty of automobile reconstruction.

Combs died in a crash during an attempt to break her previous land speed record.

Obituary from TheCut.com (https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/race-driver-jessi-combs-dead-at-36.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessi_Combs)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on August 28, 2019, 03:02:28 PM


Combs died in a crash during an attempt to break her previous land speed record.


Not trying to make light of this, but going 400 mph on four wheels is probably not the safest hobby to have.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on August 28, 2019, 03:52:47 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPMBCs6i25Q#)

Born Rapid City, SD

school Laramie WY

Time in Denver pursuing snow sports.

Curr residence Long Beach CA--probably related to hi-perf. automotive. (Remember Texan CarrolShelby went to Santa Monica CA for his famous Cobra, etc. Also to England)


Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on August 29, 2019, 08:22:22 AM
Jessi Combs
Driver who held women's land speed record and substitute MythBuster dies at 36

In 2013, Combs set the women's four-wheel land speed record at 398 mph, obliterating the 305 mph record that had not been broken since 1965. Dubbed the fastest woman on four wheels for that achievement, Combs was a frequent contributor to shows on Discovery Channel and its sister networks, including a 12-episode run as Kari Byron's maternity substitute on the TV show Mythbusters and as co-host of Overhaulin', which focused on her career specialty of automobile reconstruction.

Combs died in a crash during an attempt to break her previous land speed record.

Obituary from TheCut.com (https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/race-driver-jessi-combs-dead-at-36.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessi_Combs)
Loved her on Mythbusters. RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 29, 2019, 01:55:59 PM
She was a Quaker, saw this today, more pictures at link:
Quote
Valley anti-war activist Frances Crowe dies at 100

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Frances Crowe is arrested for trespassing while protesting nuclear weapons at an air base in 1983. Boston Globe FILE PHOTO


By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN
Staff Writer
Published: 8/27/2019 5:59:23 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Legendary anti-war activist and longtime city resident Frances Crowe died on Tuesday morning at the age of 100.

“She lived an amazing life and had a beautiful death at home surrounded by her children,” Crowe’s 72-year-old daughter, Caltha, told the Gazette. She said Crowe died after taking to her bed eight days ago, with hundreds of loved ones coming to visit and calling her throughout the week.

Crowe, herself a Quaker, was a committed pacifist who was arrested countless times during protests against everything from war and nuclear weapons to environmental destruction. She was known across the Pioneer Valley and beyond for her activism, and inspired many to follow in her footsteps.

Read more at: https://www.gazettenet.com/Legendary-peace-activist-Frances-Crowe-dies-at-age-100-28032061 (https://www.gazettenet.com/Legendary-peace-activist-Frances-Crowe-dies-at-age-100-28032061)

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Elderberry on August 29, 2019, 09:18:49 PM
Waco Trib by Gillian Flaccus Aug 28, 2019

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Combs was widely known in the niche sport of jet-car racing and was attempting to break the
Women's Land Speed Record of 512 mph (823 kph) set in 1976 by Kitty O'Neil when she died.

 Jet-car speed racer Jessi Combs, known by fans as the "fastest woman on four wheels," has died in a crash in Oregon's Alvord Desert while trying to break a speed record, local authorities said Wednesday.

Combs, 36, died Tuesday afternoon while racing in a dry lake bed in a desert in remote Harney County, sheriff's Lt. Brian Needham said in a statement. The cause is under investigation.

Terry Madden, Combs' teammate on the North American Eagle racing team, said in an Instagram post Wednesday that he was heartbroken and added a video collage of photos and video clips of Combs with various team members.

"She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know," Madden wrote. "Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!!"

More: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/trending/fastest-woman-on-four-wheels-speed-racer-jessi-combs-dies/article_a3aa6233-74f0-5a28-8def-2e61cf2b9bca.html (https://www.wacotrib.com/news/trending/fastest-woman-on-four-wheels-speed-racer-jessi-combs-dies/article_a3aa6233-74f0-5a28-8def-2e61cf2b9bca.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on August 29, 2019, 10:40:18 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDbGKffC5YY#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Mod1 on August 30, 2019, 12:05:11 PM
Merging with obituary thread, as her death already has been reported there.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on August 30, 2019, 06:56:18 PM
Breaking- Valerie Harper dead at 80



https://people.com/celebrity/valerie-harper-dead-obituary/amp/


Rest In Peace Rhoda
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on August 30, 2019, 07:30:03 PM
Breaking- Valerie Harper dead at 80



https://people.com/celebrity/valerie-harper-dead-obituary/amp/ (https://people.com/celebrity/valerie-harper-dead-obituary/amp/)


Rest In Peace Rhoda
@Gefn
She fought one of the gutsiest fights you'll ever see against an insidious killer.

RIP.

Rhoda, "Joe" (series premiere)
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo1cQrAO4ek#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on August 30, 2019, 08:00:56 PM
That's a shame.  She did fight that awful cancer with grit and class.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on August 30, 2019, 08:10:38 PM
May Miss Harper rest in peace.  Really enjoyed her on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 30, 2019, 08:13:47 PM
May Miss Harper rest in peace.  Really enjoyed her on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda.
Ditto. Prayers up for her friends and family.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: corbe on August 30, 2019, 11:24:01 PM
(https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/valerie-harper-600-1.jpg?w=600)

    5 years ago, she was still Beautiful, RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on August 31, 2019, 08:14:00 PM
Rest in peace Valerie Harper, I remember a few years ago, when her early struggle became public knowledge... that's about 5 years so I don't remember the specifics.  Thank you for all the good times and comedy, when network comedies had real class, a golden age.

To other:
Quote
Jim Langer: Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer dies aged 71

Tributes have been paid to Miami Dolphins legend Jim Langer, who has died aged 71.


(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/800/cpsprodpb/8D82/production/_108562263_langerindex_getty.jpg)

Langer was a key member of the Dolphins' 1972 team who went a whole season undefeated and is seen as one of the greatest centres in NFL history.

The two-time Super Bowl winner and Hall of Fame member died on Thursday, the Dolphins said.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/american-football/49531730 (https://www.bbc.com/sport/american-football/49531730)

 wikipedia  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Langer)

Also:

Quote
Italian Actor, Bodybuilder Franco Columbu, Dies At 78
7:06 AM PDT 8/31/2019 by the Associated Press

   (https://cdn1.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/landscape_928x523/2019/08/franco_columbu_-_getty_-_h_-_2019.jpg)

 Besides his athletic career, Columbu also acted in popular TV series and movies. He appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger's films 'The Terminator,' 'The Running Man' and 'Conan the Barbarian.'

Italian bodybuilder, boxer and actor Franco Columbu, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's closest friends, has died aged 78.

Columbu died in a hospital in his native Sardinia on Friday afternoon after being taken ill while he was swimming in the sea.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/italian-actor-bodybuilder-franco-columbu-dies-at-78-1235911 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/italian-actor-bodybuilder-franco-columbu-dies-at-78-1235911)

 wikipedia  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Columbu)

More reading on Columbu per bodybuilding, http://www.musculardevelopment.com/news/the-mcgough-report/15927-tales-of-two-time-olympia-champ-franco-columbu.html#.XWsOqEdOkdU (http://www.musculardevelopment.com/news/the-mcgough-report/15927-tales-of-two-time-olympia-champ-franco-columbu.html#.XWsOqEdOkdU)

Maybe I vaguely know who he was. I have been into that scene for awhile but for a period of time, I'd buy a muscle mag once in a while.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 05, 2019, 05:07:08 PM
Quote
Country Singer Kylie Rae Harris Dead at 30
[Entertainment Tonight]
Meredith B. Kile‍
Entertainment TonightSeptember 5, 2019
Country Singer Kylie Rae Harris Dead at 30
The performer died following a car accident in New Mexico on Wednesday.

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris has died at age 30 after a car accident in New Mexico on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

The "Twenty Years From Now" singer was traveling to her performance at Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance festival when she was involved in a three-car collision on State Road 522, according to The Tennessean and the Associated Press. Harris and a 16-year-old girl were killed, while a third driver escaped injury. According to the AP, the Sheriff's Office says alcohol is suspected as being a factor in the crash.

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/country-singer-kylie-rae-harris-193441062.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/country-singer-kylie-rae-harris-193441062.html)

Sounds like this "Road 522" where this accident occurred is in very far North New Mexico near Colorado, the article mentions Taos.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a28929233/kylie-rae-harris-death-car-accident/ (https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a28929233/kylie-rae-harris-death-car-accident/)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qhtznHsos4#)
Quote
Kylie released her latest album earlier this year, including a song she wrote for her 6-year-old daughter, Corbie, "Twenty Years From Now
."

One article called her a rising country star from Texas, not sure what part of Texas.

I especially like that song she wrote for her daughter, Corbie, I'll try to find it later.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on September 05, 2019, 05:22:59 PM
@Gefn
She fought one of the gutsiest fights you'll ever see against an insidious killer.

RIP.

Rhoda, "Joe" (series premiere)
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo1cQrAO4ek#)

That was SO MUCH FUN to watch, @EasyAce !  Thanks!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on September 05, 2019, 08:13:51 PM
That was SO MUCH FUN to watch, @EasyAce !  Thanks!
@musiclady
Introducing Rhoda . . .

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, "Love is All Around" (series premiere)
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ET7uTJiFW4#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 06, 2019, 01:41:12 AM
Quote
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore
[Reuters]Reuters6 September 2019

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account.

Mugabe died in Singapore, where he has often received medical treatment in recent years, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Read more at: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/zimbabwes-former-president-robert-mugabe-052447286.html

It's amazing, it seems like only 2 or 3 years ago, he was forced to vacate the presidency, coup or however one would term it.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on September 06, 2019, 08:23:28 AM


Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77

Actress Carol Lynley, best known for her role in the 1972 film “The Poseidon Adventure,” died at her Pacific Palisades home Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to her friend, actor Trent Dolan. She was 77.

Lynley began her career as a child model, appearing on the cover of Life magazine at the age of 15, before starring in Disney’s “The Light in the Forest” and the independent film “Holiday for Lovers.” Shortly after, she secured a breakout role in the 1958 Broadway play “Blue Denim” and its subsequent film adaptation, in which she played 15-year-old Janet Willard tasked with figuring out how to undergo an illegal abortion.


https://variety.com/2019/film/news/carol-lynley-dead-dies-the-poseidon-adventure-1203325524/
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on September 06, 2019, 11:11:49 AM

Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77

Actress Carol Lynley, best known for her role in the 1972 film “The Poseidon Adventure,” died at her Pacific Palisades home Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to her friend, actor Trent Dolan. She was 77.

Lynley began her career as a child model, appearing on the cover of Life magazine at the age of 15, before starring in Disney’s “The Light in the Forest” and the independent film “Holiday for Lovers.” Shortly after, she secured a breakout role in the 1958 Broadway play “Blue Denim” and its subsequent film adaptation, in which she played 15-year-old Janet Willard tasked with figuring out how to undergo an illegal abortion.


https://variety.com/2019/film/news/carol-lynley-dead-dies-the-poseidon-adventure-1203325524/
I had a serious crush on her
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 06, 2019, 11:13:20 AM
I had a serious crush on her

Yeah, I had a crush on anyone in "Hotpants" back then too.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on September 06, 2019, 11:25:40 AM
I had a serious crush on her

She was a bit of a cutie-pie, that one.  RIP.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on September 06, 2019, 11:42:29 AM
Yeah, I had a crush on anyone in "Hotpants" back then too.

Back then I thought Raquel Welch was the sexist woman who ever lived.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 06, 2019, 11:51:28 AM
Don't remember much about Miss Lynley except that she was in one of two biographical movies about Jean Harlow which were released about the same time.  The other movie starred Carroll Baker.  I saw both flicks and my reaction to them was "meh.'  But then again, most bio-flicks are phony and overdone.

Anyway, rest in peace, Miss Lynley.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 06, 2019, 12:09:35 PM
Don't remember much about Miss Lynley except that she was in one of two biographical movies about Jean Harlow which were released about the same time.  The other movie starred Carroll Baker.  I saw both flicks and my reaction to them was "meh.'  But then again, most bio-flicks are phony and overdone.

Anyway, rest in peace, Miss Lynley.

Were they made-for-tv movies? I enjoy a lot of made-for-tv movies but they probably are not usually, up to the standard of a major budget motion picture. Not that I'm a big fan of most of what Hollywood puts out now and for some time.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 06, 2019, 12:16:26 PM
Back then I thought Raquel Welch was the sexist woman who ever lived.

Every other 12 year old boy had that 1 Million Years BC poster in their bedroom.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: PeteS in CA on September 06, 2019, 12:21:45 PM
It's amazing, it seems like only 2 or 3 years ago, he was forced to vacate the presidency, coup or however one would term it.

Hooray! Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95 (https://pjmedia.com/trending/hooray-zimbabwean-dictator-robert-mugabe-dead-at-95/)

Quote
Today must become a public holiday in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe, the country's ancient dictator, has finally died. The freedom fighter turned autocratic-oppressor-of-his-own-people was 95-years-old when he breathed his last breath.
...
Or as The Daily Telegraph puts it:

Quote
Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe who has died aged 95, began his 37 years in power as a Nobel Peace Prize nominee credited with creating Africa’s most successful multiracial state.
By the time he was ousted in November 2017 his repressive determination to remain in charge had driven the country into ruin and ensured his place as an international pariah ...

I'm not big on grave-dancing, but for newly deceased monsters like Mugabe, I'll dance. Good riddance!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Bigun on September 06, 2019, 12:40:57 PM
Hooray! Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95 (https://pjmedia.com/trending/hooray-zimbabwean-dictator-robert-mugabe-dead-at-95/)


I'm not big on grave-dancing, but for newly deceased monsters like Mugabe, I'll dance. Good riddance!

I'll dance on that evil SOB's grave all day and all night!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Cyber Liberty on September 06, 2019, 12:43:30 PM
I'll dance on that evil SOB's grave all day and all night!

Will Obastard be at the funeral snapping selfies again?
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 06, 2019, 12:53:56 PM
Hooray! Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95 (https://pjmedia.com/trending/hooray-zimbabwean-dictator-robert-mugabe-dead-at-95/)


I'm not big on grave-dancing, but for newly deceased monsters like Mugabe, I'll dance. Good riddance!

Go ahead & dance. Every so often someone’s passing leaves the world a better place.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on September 06, 2019, 01:06:36 PM
Will Obastard be at the funeral snapping selfies again?

Most likely.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 06, 2019, 01:34:11 PM
Were they made-for-tv movies? I enjoy a lot of made-for-tv movies but they probably are not usually, up to the standard of a major budget motion picture. Not that I'm a big fan of most of what Hollywood puts out now and for some time.

Both movies were theatrical releases, but the Carol Lynley version was in black and white and low budget.  The Carroll Baker version was in color and more extravagant, but overall not any better. 
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 06, 2019, 02:37:18 PM
Per Kylie Rae Harris:

Back about 6 months ago, these two up-and-coming musicians from Liverpool England were killed in  (actually, one was from Liverpool, the other from Scandinavia but Liverpool was probably the "homebase"), Arizona, that accident was something like 4 am in the morning, definitely after midnight.  We are getting the initial story now, we might find out some things in the days to come.  I seriously doubt Kylie's car had any fault but we will see.

Her's band was the name of the band in the AZ. crash.
https://ocweekly.com/uk-band-hers-killed-while-driving-to-gig-at-observatory/

It happened to Johnny Horton, these kinds of accidents have happened to many.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on September 06, 2019, 03:06:58 PM
Hooray! Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95 (https://pjmedia.com/trending/hooray-zimbabwean-dictator-robert-mugabe-dead-at-95/)


I'm not big on grave-dancing, but for newly deceased monsters like Mugabe, I'll dance. Good riddance!
@PeteS in CA

I have never wished a man dead, but I have read a great many obituaries with a great deal of pleasure.---Clarence Darrow.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: verga on September 06, 2019, 03:10:49 PM
Hooray! Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95 (https://pjmedia.com/trending/hooray-zimbabwean-dictator-robert-mugabe-dead-at-95/)


I'm not big on grave-dancing, but for newly deceased monsters like Mugabe, I'll dance. Good riddance!
Wasn't he the went all Socialist on them.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on September 06, 2019, 03:46:56 PM
It happened to Johnny Horton, these kinds of accidents have happened to many.
Too many. Among musicians, road accidents also killed, among others . . .

Carl Albert (Vicious Rumors)
Clifford Brown (virtuoso jazz trumpeter)
Duane Allman (if you have to ask . . . )
Jack Anglin (Johnnie & Jack)
Junior Barnard (Western swing/jazz guitarist)
Alan Barton (Black Lace singer)
Stiv Bators (singer with punk legends the Dead Boys and the Lords of the New Church)
Chris Bell (Big Star guitarist)
Jesse Belvin (rhythm and blues singer)
Chu Berry (jazz saxophonist, notably for Count Basie)
Marc Bolan (songwriting mastermind of T. Rex)
Jake Brockman (musician with Echo & the Bunnymen)
Bob Burns (a drummer for a later edition of Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Cliff Burton (original bassist for Metallica)
Harry Chapin (singer/songwriter)
Eddie Cochran (rock singer)
Joey Covington (Jefferson Airplane drummer)
Steve Currie (T. Rex bassist)
Joel DiGregorio (Charlie Daniels Band keyboardsman)
Gus Dudgeon (British producer whose credits included John Mayall, Savoy Brown, and Elton John)
Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf drummer)
Richard Farina (folk songwriter)
Pete de Freitas (Echo and the Bunnymen drummer)
Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead keyboardsman)
Gus Hardin (country singer)
Michael Hedges (New Age guitarist/composer)
Bertha Hill (blues singer)
Vernon Isley (The Isley Brothers)
Johnny Kidd (British singer who wrote "Shakin' All Over")
Scott La Faro (jazz bassist, remembered usually as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking free jazz quartet)
Martin Lamble (Fairport Convention drummer)
J.B. Lenoir (blues guitarist/singer/songwriter)
Meade Lux Lewis (jazz pianist and boogie-woogie legend, most famous for "Honky Tonk Train Blues")
Lisa Lopes (R&B singer with TLC)
Ira Louvin (of country's Louvin Brothers)
Rushton John Moreve (Steppenwolf bassist; co-writer of "Magic Carpet Ride")
Berry Oakley (the original Allman Brothers Band bassist)
Cozy Powell (drummer for Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, others)
Cowboy Slim Rinehart (country singer)
Rockin' Robin Roberts (Pacific Northwest rock and roll legend)
Bessie Smith (blues legend)
Ted Taylor (R&B singer with the Cadets)
Ben Tucker (jazz bassist who recorded with Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Quincy Jones, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Herbie Mann, and Gerry Mulligan, among others)
Doug Watkins (jazz bassist whose credits included Donald Byrd and Jackie McLean)
Dottie West (country music legend)
Clarence White (guitarist for the latter-day edition of the Byrds)


Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 08, 2019, 11:24:43 PM
More like "Sheriff believes she caused accident", tragic,  she clipped a car and somehow, that sent her into oncoming traffic. The driver of the other car, a HS student, Maria Elena Cruz, killed too. Short article:

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Sheriff: Country singer Kylie Rae Harris caused deadly crash
https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Sheriff-Country-singer-Kylie-Rae-Harris-caused-14420467.php#photo-18213851 (https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Sheriff-Country-singer-Kylie-Rae-Harris-caused-14420467.php#photo-18213851)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: txradioguy on September 10, 2019, 09:09:53 PM
On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on September 11, 2019, 03:32:15 PM
T. Boone Pickens
Former multibillionaire and oil baron dies at 91

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In 1956, Pickens founded Mesa Petroleum. By the 1980s, Mesa had grown enough that it had the clout to begin corporate raiding, and he established a private equity fund in 1997 after his oil business went bust. Pickens was known for his aggressive attempts to corner markets and his net worth fluctuated wildly during his lifetime. As recently as 2007, Pickens was making billions of dollars in a single year, though he spent, lost and gave away much of that, such that he was down to $500 million in net worth by the time of his death from a series of strokes.

Obituary from CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/11/t-boone-pickens-oracle-of-oil-and-corporate-raider-dies-at-91.html)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Boone_Pickens)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: musiclady on September 11, 2019, 03:48:12 PM
On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

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NEVER!!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on September 11, 2019, 06:41:24 PM
Daniel Johnston
Certified psychotic cult musician dies at 58

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If ever there were an epitome of the idea of inexplicable acclaim, Daniel Johnston would probably be it. Landing in Austin, Texas after brief abortive stints in college, Johnston largely gained fame by distributing copies of his albums on the street, handing them out to passersby. Not much of Johnston's work was all that notable: most of it wasn't conventionally good, but it wasn't Shaggs-level "so hilariously bad it's good," either. In fact, most of it was, like his own personality, maddeningly inconsistent. Even so, by the 1990s Johnston had accrued a fan base that included just about every notable alternative musician of the era. His drawings, not much more than simple cartoons, got exposure in art galleries. By all conventional measures, Daniel Johnston should have never become famous... yet somehow he did.

Johnston had severe mental illness and was both bipolar and schizophrenic, which led to extended periods of being institutionalized. It was his physical health that had declined rapidly in the year prior to his death, including a fall and presumed heart troubles. He died at his home September 10.

Obituary from the Austin Chronicle (https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2019-09-11/austin-singer-songwriter-daniel-johnston-dead-at-58/)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Johnston)

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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on September 11, 2019, 06:45:34 PM
On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

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@txradioguy

Damn sneaky Japanese! I thought we destroyed their culture and ability to make war?

Surely we can do it again to anyone that pulls a sneak attack on us IF WE WANT?

What's that you say? MUSLIMS????????

Well,that's different! We mustn't attack any religion causen that just be wrong!

Except for Christians,of course. </S>
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 13, 2019, 06:03:36 AM
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Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies
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The photographs of the Tiananmen Tank Man became some of the world's most famous

Charlie Cole, one of the photographers who captured the famous Tank Man on film during the Tiananmen Square protests, has died.

The image of one man standing in the way of a column of tanks, a day after hundreds possibly thousands of people died, has become a defining image of the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

Cole won the 1990 World Press Photo award for his picture.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49684808 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49684808)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on September 13, 2019, 10:58:25 AM
Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Dies at 70

“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.”

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/eddie-money-two-tickets-paradise-140445527.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/eddie-money-two-tickets-paradise-140445527.html)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 13, 2019, 11:04:19 AM
Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Dies at 70

“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.”

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/eddie-money-two-tickets-paradise-140445527.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/eddie-money-two-tickets-paradise-140445527.html)

I know he'd been fighting cancer but this is a surprise.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on September 13, 2019, 11:07:26 AM


@TomSea

IIRC,tank man was arrested and executed by the Chinese after the smoke cleared and the international press quit paying attention to what had happened in China that day.

China may no longer be a Communist country,but Fascism is still alive and well (?) there. Individualism and standing up against authority MUST be stamped out!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on September 13, 2019, 11:17:57 AM
I know he'd been fighting cancer but this is a surprise.

Seems the Rock Grim Reaper is now starting to inflitrate the '80's.  Sadly, time marches on.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 13, 2019, 11:23:20 AM
Seems the Rock Grim Reaper is now starting to inflitrate the '80's.  Sadly, time marches on.

When you remember them when they were young, it does become painfully apparent.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 13, 2019, 11:28:59 AM
@TomSea

IIRC,tank man was arrested and executed by the Chinese after the smoke cleared and the international press quit paying attention to what had happened in China that day.

China may no longer be a Communist country,but Fascism is still alive and well (?) there. Individualism and standing up against authority MUST be stamped out!

I watched actual film of the whole thing, maybe I can find it later. That man at the time, was whisked away by protesters, they got him out of there. Now, whether the man in the picture was later arrested, I have no idea as of now.

I think I've heard he was executed too for that matter. Maybe I wll look it up later.

@sneakypete
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on September 13, 2019, 11:50:17 AM
RIP Money Man. Alot of good times to your music.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 13, 2019, 12:55:22 PM
Did know that Eddie Money was very ill and it didn't look good, but still his passing was a bit of a surprise for some reason.  Loved his music and very sorry to see him go. 

Rest in peace., Eddie.

One of my favorites:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufN_vLL1oNE#)
 

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: truth_seeker on September 13, 2019, 01:16:04 PM
As Queen's bass guitarist wrote, "another one bites the dust."
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 13, 2019, 01:48:22 PM
Did know that Eddie Money was very ill and it didn't look good, but still his passing was a bit of a surprise for some reason.  Loved his music and very sorry to see him go. 

Rest in peace., Eddie.

One of my favorites:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufN_vLL1oNE#)
Great song, but poor lip syncing in that video!

Specter owes Eddie for the career shot in the arm, for sure.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 13, 2019, 02:16:30 PM
Great song, but poor lip syncing in that video!

Specter owes Eddie for the career shot in the arm, for sure.

That was a performance on Solid Gold.  Solid Gold had a lot of bad lip synching.  Maybe this one is better?  From the David Letterman show in 1988:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnRCk6DN9EE#)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: libertybele on September 13, 2019, 04:15:15 PM
I know he'd been fighting cancer but this is a surprise.

About 5 years ago he came to perform at an outdoor event in our area.  I was very disappointed. He had to be helped onto stage as he could barely stand up.  Was escorted off the stage minutes later and returned to the stage after about a 15 minute wait.  He obviously still was in no shape to perform played a couple of songs (shortened versions at best) and left the stage for the night. 

Perhaps he was on meds then??  Who knows.  He was definitely under the influence of something.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 13, 2019, 08:27:44 PM
That was a performance on Solid Gold.  Solid Gold had a lot of bad lip synching.  Maybe this one is better?  From the David Letterman show in 1988:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnRCk6DN9EE#)

Much better! Now can you find one without Paul Shaffer making piano faces? :0012:
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Gefn on September 15, 2019, 08:02:50 PM
I just got a breaking news flash that Ric Ocasek died in New York tonight at the age of 75.

Really bummed. I loved and still love The Cars.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ric-Ocasek-Cars-Singer-Dead-in-NY-at-75-560430391.html (https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ric-Ocasek-Cars-Singer-Dead-in-NY-at-75-560430391.html)



Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the rock band The Cars, died Sunday in New York at age 75.
Police said they received a call around 4 p.m. for an unconscious male at a townhouse on East 19th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement sources confirmed the deceased was Ocasek
Ocasek and his band were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2018. The institution described the band as "hook-savvy with the perfect combo of new wave and classic rock."
The band had 13 top-40 singles, and Ocasek went on to a successful producing career after The Cars broke up in the late 1980s.
He was also known for his long-running marriage to the Czech supermodel Paulina Porizkova. She announced their separation in 2018 after 28 years of marriage.
They listed the 19th Street residence for sale earlier this year for more than $15 million.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 15, 2019, 08:12:58 PM
Thanks @Gefn   first Eddie Money, now Ric Ocasek.  Scary to realize that these guys are in my age bracket. 

Rest in peace, Ric Ocaskek.

Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: TomSea on September 15, 2019, 08:13:18 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that.  Very tragic, I wouldn't have expected that. Prayers for Ric Ocasek.

Yes, I know a number of their songs, they have had a lot of radio play, so, that's two well known rockers dead in 3 days.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 15, 2019, 08:24:04 PM
My favorite:

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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: jmyrlefuller on September 15, 2019, 08:29:26 PM
so, that's two well known rockers dead in 3 days.
Which probably means a third is coming.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: mountaineer on September 15, 2019, 08:57:05 PM
Which probably means a third is coming.
Not this guy. He'll last forever.
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Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: EasyAce on September 15, 2019, 08:59:29 PM
Still my favourite song by the Cars . . .

The Cars, "Drive"
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RIP Ric Ocasek
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Free Vulcan on September 15, 2019, 09:41:14 PM
Yikes. The Cars were essential listening cruising the strip back in the day. Didn't realize Ocasek was even that old.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on September 15, 2019, 10:46:49 PM
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This was the very first album I ever bought with my own money.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: The Ghost on September 16, 2019, 12:22:27 AM
Well shit.  RIP Ric.  "Drive" was not my fav, but i really liked  " Moving in Stereo" and "Good Times Roll"
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: edpc on September 16, 2019, 08:14:42 AM
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If you’re a guy and don’t associate this Fast Times scene with Moving In Stereo, you’re either too young or gay.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: catfish1957 on September 16, 2019, 08:27:37 AM
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If you’re a guy and don’t associate this Fast Times scene with Moving In Stereo, you’re either too young or gay.

Phoebe Cates and maybe the most replayed (slow-mo) 10 seconds in cinematic history.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 16, 2019, 07:02:13 PM
Heart disease killed Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, according to medical examiner

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Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, died from cardiac arrest that was brought on by heart disease, authorities said Monday.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York formally listed the rocker's cause of death as "hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease" with a contributing factor of emphysema, a disease regularly associated with smokers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heart-disease-killed-ric-ocasek-lead-singer-cars-according-medical-n1055106 (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heart-disease-killed-ric-ocasek-lead-singer-cars-according-medical-n1055106)
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 16, 2019, 07:34:51 PM
Phoebe Cates and maybe the most replayed (slow-mo) 10 seconds in cinematic history.

Immediately followed by 10 more seconds of every 17 year old boy's absolute worst nightmare. It was an eighties classic, as were the Cars.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on September 16, 2019, 07:36:06 PM
Heart disease killed Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, according to medical examiner

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heart-disease-killed-ric-ocasek-lead-singer-cars-according-medical-n1055106 (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heart-disease-killed-ric-ocasek-lead-singer-cars-according-medical-n1055106)

@Applewood

Call me a pessimist,but I am guessing being 75 had something to do with it,too.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on September 16, 2019, 07:37:47 PM
Immediately followed by 10 more seconds of every 17 year old boy's absolute worst nightmare. It was an eighties classic, as were the Cars.

@skeeter

What happened? I don't think I watched 3 movies from around 1965 to 1990 something,so I missed it.  Probably haven't seen more than a dozen since then,and all but two were streamed.

Didn't watch tv,either.

Ahhh,for the good old days,when I had an actual life to live!
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: skeeter on September 16, 2019, 07:49:51 PM
@skeeter

What happened? I don't think I watched 3 movies from around 1965 to 1990 something,so I missed it.  Probably haven't seen more than a dozen since then,and all but two were streamed.

Didn't watch tv,either.

Ahhh,for the good old days,when I had an actual life to live!

The Pheobe Cate's scene was imagined by Judge Rheinhold's character, and she walked in on him in the bathroom while he was, well, acting out.

Anyway, back to the obits thread.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on September 16, 2019, 07:58:49 PM
The Pheobe Cate's scene was imagined by Judge Rheinhold's character, and she walked in on him in the bathroom while he was, well, acting out.

Anyway, back to the obits thread.

@skeeter

I suspect she has been the star of a LOT of similar "brain videos".
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 16, 2019, 08:05:28 PM
@Applewood

Call me a pessimist,but I am guessing being 75 had something to do with it,too.

@sneakypete

For many of these rockers, making it into their 70s is something of a rarity
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: sneakypete on September 16, 2019, 09:24:09 PM
@sneakypete

For many of these rockers, making it into their 70s is something of a rarity

@Applewood

Making it THROUGH the 70's was an accomplishment in itself for most of them.

I sure wish Janis had been one of the ones that made it. I can still get chills when I hear her voice on a recording.
Title: Re: Obituaries for 2019
Post by: Applewood on September 16, 2019, 09:57:35 PM
@Applewood

Making it THROUGH the 70's was an accomplishment in itself for most of them.

I sure wish Janis had been one of the ones that made it. I can still get chills when I hear her voice on a recording.

@sneakypete

Yeah.  Janis.  Hendrix too -- amazing guitar player.  But so many of them died young because of irresponsibility and bad choices.  The ones who got clean (or stayed clean), took responsibility -- they survived. 

What is sad is that these young artists today -- many of them haven't learned from the bad choices Janis and Hendrix made.  So many of them are dying young.  There was a local  rapper here named Mac Miller.  Was really making his mark.   Then last year he overdosed -- dead at 26.   Last week, there was a celebration to mark the anniversary of his death.  I guess the event was comforting to his family and friends, but the concept of celebration struck a wrong chord with me.  What was there to celebrate?  A guy who had it all (or it was coming his way) who blew it all by killing himself with drugs.  Is that something to celebrate?  What does this say to his young fans?  That  it's wonderful to make bad choices and end up dead way too young?

I mourn the death of Ric Ocasek -- and that of Eddie Money a few days before -- but I am grateful these guys have passed from natural causes after a full life, not from any irresponsible behavior of theirs at a young age.