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  • After 70 Years of Waiting, WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ Gunner, 94, Revisits Britain. And Dies Quietly There

    05/26/2016 3:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26 | Travis M. Andrews
    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melvin Rector long carried Britain in his heart after he helped defend it during World War II, but 70 years passed without him stepping foot in the country. The 94-year-old finally decided to leave his home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., to visit Britain earlier this month. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans conducts a travel program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb...
  • Longtime Giants 3B Jim Ray Hart dies in Acampo at 74

    05/20/2016 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KXTV.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime San Francisco Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart has died. He was 74. The Giants announced Hart's death Friday, saying he passed away Thursday in Acampo, California, following a long illness. Hart played 11 seasons for the Giants from 1963-73. He also spent parts of two seasons with the New York Yankees before retiring in 1974.
  • Alan Young, Wilbur on "Mister Ed," dead at 96

    05/20/2016 6:41:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 05/20/2016 | Steve Almasy
    Alan Young, who played the hapless yet protective owner of a talking horse on the popular television comedy "Mister Ed," has died at age 96, according to officials at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California. He died Thursday of natural causes with his children at his side, the organization said.
  • Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

    05/20/2016 4:48:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 7:09 PM EDT | Lynn Elber
    Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96. The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday, according to Jaime Larkin, spokeswoman for the retirement community where Young had lived for four years. His children were with him when he died peacefully of natural causes, she said. Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when “Mister Ed” was being readied at comedian George Burns’ production company....
  • Morley Safer, CBS news legend, dies at 84

    05/19/2016 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | May 19 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the newsmagazine "60 Minutes," has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in "60 Minutes" history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March. CBS announced Safer's retirement last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective about his career on Sunday. The timing of the announcement was partly due to Safer's poor health.
  • Morley Safer, CBS news legend, dies at 84

    05/19/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Borges · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the news magazine "60 Minutes," has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in "60 Minutes" history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March.
  • Woman’s Obituary Claims She Chose to Die Rather Than Vote in 2016 Election

    05/18/2016 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ben Graham
    Aparently, the disapproval ratings of both presumptive presidential nominees is driving people crazy. And according to an obituary posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tuesday, the choice was just too much to bear for one woman. Mary Anne Noland’s obituary stated that instead of choosing between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, the 68-year-old opted instead to "pass into the eternal love of God." “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016,...
  • Interesting Obituary-Richmond Times-Mary Anne Noland

    05/17/2016 7:49:34 AM PDT · by joesbucks · 11 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 05/17/2016 | Richmond Times Dispatch
    NOLAND, Mary Anne Alfriend. Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.
  • Guy Clark - RIP

    05/17/2016 8:27:32 AM PDT · by tx_eggman · 24 replies
    http://www.statesman.com ^ | 5/17/2016 | Roberto Villalpando
    Guy Clark is dead at 74
  • Guy Clark Dead at 74

    05/17/2016 8:30:24 AM PDT · by waterhill · 12 replies
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/05/17/guy-clark-dead-74/80932338/ | today | The Tennessean
    A most excellent songwriter aka "The Craftsman", built songs as well as guitars.
  • Last surviving Casablanca actress Madeleine Lebeau dies aged 92

    05/15/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/15/2016 | Staff
    The last surviving actress from the iconic movie Casablanca has died. Madeleine Lebeau played Yvonne, the jilted lover of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine, in the 1942 film. Lebeau's stepson told The Hollywood Reporter that she had died aged on May 1 in Estepona, Spain aged 92, after breaking her thigh bone. The French-born actress was preceded in death by all of her credited Casablanca co-stars, including leads Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
  • Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

    05/15/2016 10:12:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2016 | Steve Karnowski
    Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died at age 86.
  • Norman 'Dusty' Kleiss, Battle of Midway hero, dies at 100

    05/14/2016 11:05:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/25/2016 | Richard Roth
    I knew the day might come. The news still hurt. The daughter of an amazing war hero called the other night to say her father was dying. An overnight email a day later told me that Norman "Dusty" Kleiss, 100 years old, hero of the Battle of Midway, had died Friday. He was the last surviving dive-bomber from the sea battle that turned the tide of World War II. In discussing Dusty with his daughter, we agreed it was as if the pilot was determined to reach the age of 100 before his health faded. Several weeks ago, there was...
  • Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (narrator of Forensic Files)

    05/09/2016 1:21:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Peter Thomas, who died April 30 at the age of 91, was a narrator with a great distinctive voice. He was known as the narrator of Forensic Files AKA Mystery Detectives. He also did many commercials, documentaries, and other voice-over work. A World War II veteran himself, he was also known for his love of veterans. RIP, Mr. Thomas Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (Gannett - no excerpting allowed)‘Forensic Files’ Narrator Peter Thomas Dies at 91WikipediaIMDb If you want to hear his voice, here are some samples on YouTube: Cool Whip Frosting Commercial - Charity Commercial Spoof...
  • William Schallert, 93, Dies; Prolific Actor Was Father on ‘The Patty Duke Show’

    05/09/2016 12:06:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 05/06/2016 | JAMES ENDRST
    William Schallert, a familiar presence on prime-time television for decades, notably as the long-suffering father and uncle to the “identical cousins” played by Patty Duke on the hit 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died on Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93. His son, Edwin, confirmed the death.
  • Sister of former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor killed in Arizona car crash

    05/08/2016 7:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 8, 2016
    The sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was killed in a car accident Saturday in Arizona. Pima County sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Inglett said Ann Day, 77, suffered fatal injuries after her vehicle was struck by two other cars near Tucson. Day was a former Arizona Republican state senator and Pima County supervisor. Day was driving eastbound on Ina Road around 7:40 a.m. when an oncoming car crossed the median. Day’s vehicle was struck head-on, Inglett said. A truck traveling behind Day then rear-ended her. She was alone in the vehicle. Paramedics transported Day to the hospital, where...
  • Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall Dies at 85

    05/06/2016 12:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A former Oklahoma governor has died at the age of 85. David Hall served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1971 to 1975. Hall’s reputation was tarnished after he was indicted by a federal grand jury just three days after leaving office. He served 19 months in prison for extortion and bribery convictions. He became the first Oklahoma governor to be convicted of criminal acts committed during his tenure. He maintained his innocence the rest of his life. Hall published a book decades after his conviction to tell his side of the story, entitled “Twisted Justice: A Memoir of Conspiracies and Personal...
  • Abortionist Thomas Gresinger, Who Did Abortions for 43 Years, Passes Away

    05/05/2016 12:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An East Coast abortionist and OB-GYN who delivered thousands of babies and aborted many more, died on April 22 at a family home in Maryland, according to the Washington Post. Thomas H. Gresinger, 82, died of cancer, according to the report. He worked for the northern Virginia abortion facility Falls Church Healthcare Center up until last year, the report states. Though he received an “Unsung Hero” award from the National Abortion Federation, Gresinger and the abortion facilities where he worked have a record of endangering women’s lives. Gresinger was named in a lawsuit in the 1990s after a woman said...
  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.
  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    metv.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | metvstaff
    Madeleine Sherwood performed Tennessee Williams dramas on stage and screen, and worked with legendary film director Elia Kazan. Her Broadway roles included The Crucible, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Camelot — roles that any actor would envy. However, the Quebec native is perhaps best known for running a convent of nuns in Puerto Rico on television. For three seasons, Sherwood portrayed Reverend Mother Superior Placido on The Flying Nun, the charming, quirky 1960s sitcom that sent Sally Field soaring to a new level of stardom. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Sherwood has died at the age of...
  • ‘Purple Rain’ Returning to U.S. Theaters This Weekend

    04/22/2016 7:30:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    variety.com ^ | 4/22/16
    The movie that catapulted Prince to stardom is rolling back into U.S. theaters this weekend. “Purple Rain,” starring the late pop star, was first released in 1984 and earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The accompanying album also produced two no. 1 singles –“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy–and went platinum 13 times over. AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming with Warner Bros. to screen “Purple Rain” in 87 AMC locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters
  • Touré: Prince Was a 'Conservative' and 'Republican'

    04/22/2016 4:28:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will this stem the MSM's flood of deserved praise for Prince? It turns out that Touré--better known in these parts as a former spoke in MSNBC's since-cancelled Cycle--is also a Prince biographer, his book published in 2013. Appearing on With All Due Respect today, Touré cited two sources: Prince's former sound engineer, and a member of his band, for the proposition that Prince was a "conservative" and a "Republican." Touré embraced the notion himself, but offered a pejorative notion of what it means to be a conservative: "I am making money, I'm successful, I want this money and this success...
  • Aretha on Prince

    04/21/2016 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 21, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Aretha Franklin reacted to the death of Prince today on MSNBC: Franklin speculated that Prince died because of Zika. "But, you know, they're saying flu-like symptoms. i'm wondering if it had anything to do with this Zika virus," said Franklin.
  • Vanity, Prince Protege, Dies at 57

    02/15/2016 5:42:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Thirty Mile Zone ^ | 02/15/2016 | TMZ Staff
    Vanity, lead singer of the '80s girl group Vanity 6, has died after years of battling kidney failure and, more recently, an abdominal illness. Vanity, whose real name was Denise Katrina Matthews, passed away in a Fremont, CA hospital on Monday, according to sources close to her family. A few months ago she set up a GoFundMe page, and said she'd been diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, an inflammation of the small intestines. ...
  • White House says Prince concert for 500 was ‘private’

    06/16/2015 6:55:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    When is a White House event for 500 people considered “private?” They won’t say. Nor would they say, in advance, that hundreds of guests were expected on Saturday night for a soiree and serenade from Prince, as guests of the President and First Lady. All White House spokesman Josh Earnest would say about the Saturday event was that the First Family paid for it (though he wouldn’t elaborate on how much it cost, or whether things like security were also covered).
  • White House Defends ‘Private’ Prince Concert With 500 People: ‘They Did It On Their Own Dime’

    06/15/2015 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Charlie Spiering
    At the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended Saturday night’s “private” concert with Prince. Although rumors had surfaced about the concert, the White House was silent about the event that brought up to 500 people to the event and did not inform the press about it. News of the event quickly leaked on social media – including posts from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Earnest indicated that the Obama family paid for the event at the White House, telling reporters that the first couple “did it on their own dime.” When repeatedly questioned about
  • The Obamas had a secret party at the White House with Prince, Stevie Wonder

    06/15/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2015 | Kristen Holmes
    Administration officials are remaining tight-lipped on a private party featuring Prince and Stevie Wonder at the White House over the weekend. During Monday's daily briefing, reporters drilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest for details on the star-studded event, which was not included in the President's public schedule, but was documented by guests on social media. "The President and First Lady did hold a private party at the White House over the weekend, but given the private nature of that event I don't have a lot of details to discuss from here," Earnest said.
  • The Obamas appear to have hosted a Prince concert, but the White House isn’t talking

    06/15/2015 12:47:27 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In subsequent questioning, Earnest said that "the president and first lady paid for the event," although he did not detail the exact cost. The concert audience included prominent business leaders, celebrities, senior administration officials and fashion heavyweights close to the Obamas, according to The New York Post's Page Six. Among them were American Express chairman Ken Chenault, D.C. philanthropist David Rubenstein, fashion designer Naeem Khan and ABC stars Connie Britton and Tracee Ellis Ross. The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee, who will assume the presidency of the White House Correspondents Association next month, questioned why the administration decided to treat...
  • Baltimore prosecutor appears onstage with singer, Prince during tribute concert to Freddie Gray

    05/11/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    A weird thing to do during a pending case for an officer of the court who’s already been accused, and not just by police, of ramping up the charges against the Baltimore cops who arrested Gray for political reasons. Maybe save the pop-star grandstanding until after we figure out whether Mosby was right or wrong when she told the universe Gray was arrested unlawfully, no?On the other hand, how could a young aspiring mayor/governor/senator resist a photo op like this? The audience spanned a wide range of ages and backgrounds, much like Prince’s fanbase. Many were surprised to see...
  • Prince releases Freddie Gray protest song ‘Baltimore’

    05/09/2015 3:11:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 9. 2015 | Jim Farber
    Prince released his much-anticipated protest song about “Baltimore” on Saturday — one day before his scheduled “Rally 4 Peace” concert in the troubled city.
  • Prince Records Tribute to the People of Baltimore, Shares Artwork

    05/01/2015 8:03:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    Billboard ^ | May 01, 2015 | Lars Brandle
    Prince will share his feelings on the unrest in Baltimore in the way he knows best -- in song. The legendary artist has recorded a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore,” a spokesperson tells Billboard. Though release plans haven’t been announced, it's understood the track will address Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore police custody, and the socio/political issues around the nation following a spate of killings of young black men.
  • Prince Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death

    04/22/2016 6:09:10 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 65 replies
    TMZ ^ | 04/21/2016 | TMZ Staff
    Prince Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death Prince Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death 7,254 4/21/2016 4:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE 42116-prince-getty-04Prince was treated for a drug overdose 6 days before his death ... multiple sources tell TMZ. We broke the story ... Prince's private jet made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois last Friday, hours after he performed in Atlanta. At the time his reps said he was battling the flu ... something we questioned because his plane was only 48 minutes from home before the unscheduled landing. Multiple sources in Moline tell us, Prince...
  • When The Doves Cry: My Memories With Prince

    04/22/2016 6:27:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 97 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Tickle
    I woke up Thursday morning. The first thing on my agenda was a 10 a.m. call with my partners, Tim More and promoter Donnie Frezell, to put together the guarantee fee for three shows with Prince in California this coming summer.
  • Prince dead at 57

    04/21/2016 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Cecily · 150 replies
    TMZ is reporting that Prince has died in Minnesota. Prince’s publicist has confirmed the news to his hometown newspaper. The site first reported the news that authorities responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park home and studio on Thursday morning. According to Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m.
  • Music icon Prince dead at 57

    04/21/2016 2:43:21 PM PDT · by uglybiker · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu April 21, 2016 | By Ashley Fantz and Lisa Respers France, CNN
    "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said.
  • PRINCE DEAD AT 57

    04/21/2016 9:53:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 473 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 21, 2016 | Staff
    The artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57. Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.
  • Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 46

    04/21/2016 4:32:55 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 04/21/2016 | Andreas Preuss
    Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California confirm that Laurer, 46, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • DORIS ROBERTS DEAD AT 90

    04/18/2016 5:41:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 04/18/2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Doris Roberts, the beloved mom from "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died ... TMZ has learned. We're told Doris passed away Sunday in L.A. She won 5 Emmy awards, 4 of them for 'Raymond.' She's also starred in tons of other TV shows and movies, like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "Grandma's Boy." She's survived by her son, Michael Cannata Jr., who she had with her first husband. Doris' second husband, William Goyen, died in 1983. Doris was 90 years old.
  • Anne Jackson, Stage Star With Her Husband, Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

    04/14/2016 10:02:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Robert D. McFadden
    Anne Jackson, a distinguished star of the stage who was half of one of America’s best-known acting couples, sharing much of a long and distinguished career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Katherine Wallach. If not quite on the same level of stardom as Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne or Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Wallach came close. From the early 1950s to 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they captivated...
  • Joao Carvalho: MMA fighter dies from head injuries

    04/12/2016 12:45:14 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-11-16 | CNN
    (CNN)Fighter Joao Carvalho has died in hospital after suffering head injuries during a mixed martial arts (MMA) bout in Dublin, Ireland. The 28-year-old complained of feeling unwell after Saturday's fight against Irishman Charlie Ward was stopped by the referee in the third round. The Portuguese welterweight, who fought for Team Nobrega, was taken to hospital and had emergency brain surgery that night but died on Monday evening after 48 hours in intensive care.
  • Liza Minnelli's music producer ex-husband David Gest is found dead in London aged 62

    04/12/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2016 | Richard Spillett and Mark Duell
    Full title: BREAKING NEWS: Liza Minnelli's music producer ex-husband David Gest is found dead at the Four Seasons hotel in London aged 62 - three months before he was due to start his 'I'm Not Dead' tourFriends have paid tribute to David Gest as a 'larger than life showbiz icon' after the former husband of Liza Minnelli was found dead in a luxury London hotel aged 62.The music producer was married to Minnelli from 2002 until 2003, but they only officially divorced in 2007. He was also known for being a close friend of the late Michael Jackson.Police were called to...
  • PHILADELPHIA FLYERS OWNER ED SNIDER DIES AT AGE 83

    04/11/2016 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | WPVI
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
  • Sir Tom Jones's wife Lady Melinda Rose Woodward dies

    04/11/2016 6:59:41 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 04/11/2016 | n/a
    Lady Melinda Rose Woodward - known as Linda - who was married to singer Tom Jones for 59 years, died on Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. "Surrounded by her husband and loved ones, she passed away peacefully," a statement on 75-year-old Sir Tom's website said. He recently cancelled concerts due to a "serious illness" in his family. He met his wife, his childhood sweetheart, when they were both 12 and growing up together in Treforest, Pontypridd. Melinda Trenchard, as she was then, came from a family of local cinema owners. They started dating at 15 and...
  • Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday

    04/11/2016 6:49:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dennis Robaugh
    Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday Born in Chicago, Hugh Hefner's younger brother was a longtime executive with Playboy and played a role in creating the Playboy Club. Chicago, IL By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) - April 8, 2016 10:54 pm ET BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Keith Hefner, an entertainer, Playboy executive and the younger brother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, died at his Beverly Hills home Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 87. The younger Hefner was a fixture on the reality TV show about Hugh's life with his three girlfriends, The Girls...
  • Earl Schuman, Actor on a Memorable 'Seinfeld' Episode, Dies at 100

    04/08/2016 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/29/2015 | Mike Barnes
    He received his first credit, at age 81, for playing Izzy Mandelbaum Sr., the father of Lloyd Bridges' character, on the sitcom. Earl Schuman, who got his first acting credit at age 81 when he portrayed the father of Lloyd Bridges' character on an episode of Seinfeld, has died. He was 100. Schuman died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Santa Clarita, Calif., his son, Micky, said. In the Seinfeld episode "The English Patient," which first aired on NBC in March 1997, Schuman plays Izzy Mandelbaum Sr., whose son is an ultra-competitive 80-year-old (Bridges) who throws out his back...
  • Blackjack Mulligan dead at 73 (professional wrestler)

    04/07/2016 3:01:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dave Meltzer
    Robert Windham, better known as Blackjack Mulligan, the patriarch of the Windham wrestling family that includes three performers on the current WWE roster, passed away... Windham, 73, was a major star in pro wrestling during the 70s and 80s. He was only in the business for two years, working under his real name, before he got his big break in the WWWF in 1971, taking the Blackjack Mulligan name, copying the gimmick with the black cowboy hat and black glove of Blackjack Lanza (Jack Lanza), who had become one of the top heels in the business a few years earlier......
  • Merle Haggard Dead at 79

    04/06/2016 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 111 replies
    Taste of Country ^ | 4/6/16 | Sterling Whitaker
    Merle Haggard has died after a series of recent health struggles. The legendary singer passed away on April 6, 2016, which was also his 79th birthday. Haggard canceled tour dates in December of 2015 after he checked into a hospital and learned he had double pneumonia.
  • Winston Moseley, Who Killed Kitty Genovese, Dies in Prison at 81

    04/05/2016 7:00:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/4/16 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Winston Moseley, who stalked, raped and killed Kitty Genovese in a prolonged knife attack in New York in 1964 while neighbors failed to act on her desperate cries for help — a nightmarish tableau that came to symbolize urban apathy in America — died on March 28, in prison. He was 81. Patrick J. Bailey, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, confirmed the death on Monday. A medical examiner would determine the cause of death, Mr. Bailey said. Mr. Moseley, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophiliac, died at the maximum security Clinton Correctional...
  • Winston Moseley, 81, Killer of Kitty Genovese, Dies in Prison

    04/04/2016 3:23:14 PM PDT · by Borges · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | Robert McFadden
    Winston Moseley, who stalked, raped and killed Kitty Genovese in a prolonged knife attack in New York in 1964 while neighbors failed to act on her desperate cries for help — a nightmarish tableau that came to symbolize urban apathy in America — died on March 28, in prison. He was 81.