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Obituaries for 2014
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:49:57 PM »
I have seen this done successfully elsewhere.

It is a collective thread for obituaries when the poster chooses to not post a specific thread on the passing of a particularly person. A new thread is started at the beginning of each year.

It is strictly up to the individual posters' preference as to whether or not they wish to post passings to this collective thread, or to give the passed person a thread of his/her own.

This thread also gives an opportunity to post the passings of people who achieved only niche fame rather than wide fame.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 05:50:49 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 05:51:48 PM »
'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

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Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 05:52:49 PM »
Australian F1 legend Sir Jack Brabham dies, aged 88

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Formula One great Sir Jack Brabham, one of the sport's most accomplished drivers and team owners, died Monday at his home in Australia after a long illness, his family said.

"It's a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning," son David Brabham said in a statement.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 01:29:40 PM »
Maya Angelou, author and poet, dead at 86

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American author and poet Maya Angelou, who is best known for her groundbreaking autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died at age 86 in North Carolina, her publisher confirmed on Wednesday.

The prolific African-American writer penned more than 30 books, won numerous awards, and was honored last year by the National Book Awards for her service to the literary community.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 02:53:18 PM »
Washington star and NBA Hall of Famer, Bob Houbregs, dies at 82

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Bob Houbregs, the Hall of Fame basketball player who starred at Washington and played in the NBA, has died. He was 82.

Houbregs died Wednesday morning, the school confirmed. Details of his death were not immediately available.

The 6-foot-7 Canadian was a star in college thanks to his hook shot. He led Washington to its only Final Four appearance in 1953, capping his stellar college career.
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Ann B. Davis, Alice on 'Brady Bunch,' dies
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 06:56:29 PM »
Ann B. Davis, Alice on 'Brady Bunch,' dies

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Ann B. Davis, known for her role as housekeeper Alice Nelson on "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday, close friend Bishop William Frey said. She was 88.

According to Frey, Davis fell and hit her head Saturday morning in her bathroom. She suffered a subdural hematoma and never regained consciousness.

Among Davis's most notable roles were Alice, the maid on The Brady Bunch and Charmaine Schultz on The Bob Cummings Show (now better known as Love That Bob! and among those old TV shows that have now ended up in the public domain). For her role on Bob, she won two Emmy Awards.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 04:00:07 PM »
Former Cy Young Award winner Bob Welch dies at 57

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Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, has passed away at the age of 57, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday.

Welch, a two-time All-Star who posted a 27-6 record as the Cy Young Award winner on the Athletics' 1990 American League championship team, passed away in Seal Beach, Monday night. Cause of death was undetermined.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 01:26:26 PM »
Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee dead at 91

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Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.
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Her husband was the late Ossie Davis.


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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 01:29:36 PM »
Is Generalissimo Francisco Franco still dead...??

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 10:05:45 PM »
Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

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Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.
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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 10:17:58 PM »
Thanks for putting these all into one thread, Machiavelli!   :beer:
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 06:57:45 PM »
Thanks for putting these all into one thread, Machiavelli!   :beer:

My pleasure, DCP.  ^-^

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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2014, 04:24:46 PM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2014, 11:20:56 AM »
Casey Kasem, famed radio DJ and voice actor, has died at 82

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Casey Kasem, whose distinctive voice defined the interstitial sound of Top 40 radio for decades, has died. He was 82. The cause of death was not immediately released, though he had been ill for some time.
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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2014, 11:54:43 AM »
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

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Tony Gwynn, who banged out 3,141 hits during a Hall of Fame career spanning 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, has died, it was announced Monday.

The lefty-swinging Gwynn had a career .338 batting average, won eight National League batting titles, and played in the franchise's only two World Series.
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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2014, 11:58:59 AM »
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies
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He struck out only 434 times in 9,288 At-Bats.  Astounding stat.
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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2014, 12:13:26 PM »
He struck out only 434 times in 9,288 At-Bats.  Astounding stat.

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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2014, 12:11:16 PM »
Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

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Eli Wallach, a veteran stage, screen and television actor who was closely identified with Tennessee Williams' plays on the New York stage but gained fame in Hollywood for a string of films in which he specialized in playing bandits, thieves, mafia dons and other criminals, has died. He was 98...

... he was probably most famous for his roles in two westerns: "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), the classic John Sturges western in which he played not one of the seven gunfighters holding off a gang of thieves but Calvera, the head of a Mexican gang; and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," Sergio Leone's 1966 western in which Clint Eastwood was "the good," Lee Van Cleef was "the bad" and Wallach was "the ugly" Tuco...
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2014, 12:29:00 PM »
Eli Wallach....one of the very best supporting actors.

Like Oldman and a few others, he was the consummate scene stealer.


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