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Postby Shrykespeare » October 2nd, 2017, 4:12 pm

Another rock legend has passed. Tom Petty died today of cardiac arrest at 66.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-petty-legendary-rocker-is-dead-at-66/
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » October 3rd, 2017, 11:54 pm

Veteran character actor Bernie Casey, who appeared in dozens of movies from Under Siege to Revenge of the Nerds to Never Say Never Again, passed at 78 on September 19.

Jake LaMotta, the former boxer who was the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning Raging Bull (and who actually did some acting, in such films as The Hustler), died on 9/19 at 95 years old.

Monty Hall, who hosted Let's Make a Deal on CBS in the 60's and 70's, passed on 9/30 at the age of 96.
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » October 28th, 2017, 10:16 pm

Robert Guillaume, who gained fame playing the character Benson DuBois on Soap and again on Benson, passed away at age 89 on October 24.

His most famous role was probably Rafiki the wise baboon in The Lion King.

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Also passing on October 24 was 50's R&B singer Fats Domino, who also was 89. His biggest hits included "Blueberry Hill", "Ain't That a Shame", and "I'm Walking".
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Buscemi2 » November 7th, 2017, 5:22 pm

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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » November 18th, 2017, 11:35 am

AC/DC guitarist and cofounder Malcolm Young has died. He was 64.
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » November 21st, 2017, 1:00 am

Another rash of celebrity deaths.

11/12 - Liz Smith, columnist, 94.
11/13 - Bobby Doerr, Hall of Fame Red Sox second baseman, 99. (For you, Geez.)
11/16 - Ann Wedgeworth, character actress, 83
11/16 - Roy Dotrice, actor, 94
11/17 - Earle Hyman, actor 91 (played Cosby's dad on The Cosby Show)
11/19 - Charles Manson, convicted killer, 83.
11/19 - Mel Tillis, country singer, 85.
11/20 - Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, 49. (She also won SIXTEEN Grand Slam titles in doubles.)
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Ron Burgundy » November 21st, 2017, 1:52 am

R.I.P Malcolm Young

B.I.H Charles Manson

How did Jana Novotna die under 50? And as a sportsperson, thats rare...
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » November 21st, 2017, 11:56 am

Ron Burgundy wrote:R.I.P Malcolm Young

B.I.H Charles Manson

How did Jana Novotna die under 50? And as a sportsperson, thats rare...



All I could see on the news article was that she suffered from cancer. Not sure which kind.
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » December 2nd, 2017, 1:03 am

Jim Nabors, best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show and then later its spinoff, Gomer Pyle USMC, passed away on 11/30 at the age of 87.

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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » December 25th, 2017, 4:17 pm

So, let's look back at all the exceptional people we've lost this year. (This is not all-inclusive, it's just people I've heard of.)

Actors/Actresses:
Roger Moore
Martin Landau
Mary Tyler Moore
John Hurt
Bill Paxton
Adam West
Erin Moran
Powers Boothe
Dina Merrill
Barbara Hale
Della Reese
Sam Shepard
David Cassidy
Richard Hatch
Harry Dean Stanton
Glenne Headly
Michael Nyqvist
Peter Sallis
John Heard
Jim Nabors
Miguel Ferrer
June Foray
Robert Guillaume
Jay Thomas
Bernie Casey
Mike Connors
Richard Anderson
John Hillerman
Sonny Landham
Earle Hyman
Stephen Furst
Om Puri
Clifton James


Directors:
George A. Romero
Jonathan Demme
Tobe Hooper


Musicians/Artists/Comedians:
Tom Petty
Jerry Lewis
Don Rickles
Glen Campbell
Gregg Allman
Chuck Berry
Chris Cornell
Fats Domino
Al Jarreau
Mel Tillis
Bill Dana
Malcolm Young
J. Geils
Don Williams
Fresh Kid Ice (2 Live Crew)
Prodigy
Tommy Allsup
Bobby Freeman
Ralphie May



Other Famous/Infamous People:
Hugh Hefner
Charles Manson
Jake LaMotta
Chuck Barris
Robert Osborne
Monty Hall
Prof. Irwin Corey
Joseph Wapner
Dick Enberg
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » January 8th, 2018, 6:24 am

Our first celebrity casualty of 2018 is Jerry Van Dyke, who passed on January 5 at the age of 86.

He appeared in many TV shows across the decades like "My Mother the Car" and "Coach". His last recurring role was on "The Middle".
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » January 16th, 2018, 9:26 am

One of my favorite singers, Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, has passed away at the age of 46.

Damn. It. I saw her perform three times in the 90s, and she rocked the house every time. I adored her sultry Irish tones, and I had thoughts of attending their planned US tour this year.

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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » March 4th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Been a while since we've had a noteworthy celebrity death. Which, I guess, is a good thing, given that a year ago at this time we were losing stars left and right.

Actor David Ogden Stiers, probably most famous for his role as the snooty Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III in the latter seasons of M*A*S*H, passed away on March 3 at the age of 75.

I loved M*A*S*H growing up, even before I really knew what the Korean War was. Sadly, the number of cast members that have passed on from the show now outnumbers the ones still living.

GONE:
McLean Stevenson
Larry Linville
Wayne Rogers
Harry Morgan
William Christopher
David Ogden Stiers

STILL HERE:
Alan Alda
Mike Farrell
Gary Burghoff
Loretta Swit
Jamie Farr
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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Buscemi2 » March 14th, 2018, 1:48 am

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Re: The Obituary Thread

Postby Shrykespeare » April 7th, 2018, 1:23 pm

A few notable deaths lately:

Steven Bochco, prolific TV producer of such shows as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and Murder One passed away on April 1 at the age of 74.

Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson Mandela, passed away on April 2 at the age of 81.

Soon-Tek Oh, Korean actor who was in The Man With the Golden Gun, Mulan, and Beverly Hills Ninja (as well as numerous appearances on M*A*S*H), passed away on April 4 at the age of 74.

Johnny Valiant, WWF wrestler (who appeared as himself in The Wrestler), passed away on April 4 at the age of 71.
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