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  • Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

    10/17/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Robert D. McFadden
    Roy Dotrice, a British stage, film and television actor who began performing as a prisoner of war in Germany and worked in Britain and America for six decades, notably in one-man shows portraying Abe Lincoln, the diarist John Aubrey and other historical figures, died on Monday at his home in London. He was 94... While he kept a home in London, Mr. Dotrice lived in Los Angeles and worked mostly in the United States after 1980. He appeared in New York stage productions of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” (1985) and Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” (1991). On film, he...
  • 1980 GOP debate moderator who tried to silence Reagan dies

    09/22/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 9/22/2017
    The former New Hampshire newspaper editor who prompted a testy "I am paying for this microphone" retort from Ronald Reagan in a 1980 presidential primary debate has died.
  • Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Famer and Giants legend, dead at 90

    10/09/2017 12:00:04 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9 October 2017 | AP
    Known as “The Bald Eagle” as much for his sturdy leadership as his prematurely receding hairline, Tittle played 17 seasons of pro football. He began with the All-America Football Conference’s Baltimore Colts in 1948 and finished with the NFL’s New York Giants. He played 10 years in between with the San Francisco 49ers, but had his greatest success in New York, leading the Giants to three division titles in four years in a remarkable late-career surge.
  • CBS News Retracts Story That Tom Petty is Dead. TMZ Says Petty, 66, May Not Survive the Day(NewTitle

    10/02/2017 12:57:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 230 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | October 2, 2017
    Tom Petty died Monday morning after life support was terminated, reports TMZ. The singer was found unconscious Sunday night after a massive cardiac arrest. Paramedics were able to restore a pulse, says TMZ, but his family accepted the inevitability of the singers death, and support was terminated this morning. The Rock and Roller was known for his rhythmic Florida style. He was famous as early at 19. He transplanted himself to Southern California, where he was known for songs that celebrated Southern California living, such as "Free Falling."
  • Report: Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

    10/02/2017 2:39:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    rolling stone ^ | October 2 2017 | Kory Grow, Andy Greene
    Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support. CBS originally confirmed Petty's...
  • Monty Hall, Host of "Let's Make a Deal," died today

    09/30/2017 3:36:31 PM PDT · by mywholebodyisaweapon · 52 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    A man who was born in Canada, became a U.S. citizen, and stayed married to the same woman for almost 70 years died today. A true cultural icon of a better time, Monty Hall is gone now.
  • Hugh Hefner, Founder Of Playboy, Dead At 91

    09/28/2017 1:40:06 AM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 128 replies
    Playboy founder and legendary ladies’ man Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91, according to Playboy Enterprises. The magazine said he was surrounded by loved ones and “peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home.”
  • FReeper Jonah Johansen Passed Away

    09/22/2017 7:22:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 43 replies
    nuconvert | 9-22-17
    FReeper Jonah Johansen passed away very suddenly, unexpectedly on Sept 10, 2017. He was very intelligent, a political junkie, a lover of animals (especially cats), a Christian, a Bluegrass, Bob Dylan & Steely Dan fan, a philosopher, avid reader, WoW gamer, and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, 2 dogs and a cat. He will be missed by all who befriended him.
  • Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78

    09/21/2017 12:54:43 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/21/2017 | N/A
    Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78 Bernie Casey, the ex-American Football player who became the first black actor to play James Bond's CIA ally Felix Leiter, has died in Los Angeles at 78. The actor, who played Leiter opposite Sir Sean Connery in 1983's Never Say Never Again, had other roles in Boxcar Bertha and Revenge of the Nerds. .... Born in 1939 in West Virginia, Casey spent six seasons as a wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. But he gave up the sport at 30 to focus on acting, making his film debut in 1969's...
  • Jake LaMotta dead: 'Raging Bull' boxing legend dies aged 95

    09/20/2017 7:48:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 31 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/20/2017 | Josh Robbins
    Jake LaMotta – the legendary boxer depicted by Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull – has died, aged 95. A Facebook account, belonging to his daughter Christi, posted a tribute to him yesterday evening (19 September). It read: "Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 - September 19, 2017 – Rest in Peace Pop." Well-wishers have queued up to give their condolences to Christi and sing the praises of one of boxing's all-time greats. Patti Fazzino wrote: "Dear Christi, I am so sorry to lose your Dad. He is in my heart. Look at it like this, all the North Miami Beach Italian...
  • Wrestling legend Bobby Heenan passes away

    09/17/2017 6:26:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 17, 2017 | Blaine Van Der Griend
    A dark cloud hovers over the professional wrestling world today, as one of the most beloved characters in history has checked out way too soon. But the memories of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan still live on, proving that even the darkest clouds have silver linings. Commentator Jim Ross broke the news on his Twitter account today. "Nobody ever did it better than the Weasel," wrote Ross.
  • Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

    09/15/2017 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | 09/15/2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.” He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime. His most recent...
  • Otto Wanz passes away at 74 years old (Austrian professional wrestler)

    09/14/2017 1:22:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online ^ | September 14, 2017 | Dave Meltzer
    Otto Wanz, the most famous wrestler in Germany and Austria during the 70s and 80s, passed away Thursday morning from what was described as a short but heavy illness. He was 74. Wanz, a powerhouse at 6-foot-2 and 380 pounds, would be best known in the United States for his run as AWA Champion in 1982. Wanz had been champion of his own Catch Wrestling Association, but was largely unknown outside of Germany and Austria. He defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the title on August 29th, 1982, in St. Paul in a match that caused lingering hard feelings between Bockwinkel and...
  • Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

    09/06/2017 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2017 | EIL GENZLINGER
    Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82. Her spouse, Sophie Keir, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Living in New York City, they had been going to Paris every year to celebrate their birthdays, she said. Ms. Millett was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday...
  • Jerry Pournelle has passed away.

    09/09/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 13 replies
    ALEX POURNELLE TEXTS: Hi I’m afraid that Jerry passed away We had a great time at DragonCon He did not suffer. Please feel free to post this news. Rest in peace, Jerry. You will be missed.
  • Joe DeNucci, boxer and long-serving politician, dies at 78

    09/09/2017 7:56:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    AP via Boston.com ^ | September 8, 2017
    Joe DeNucci, a former world class middleweight boxing contender who became a politician and the longest-serving state auditor in Massachusetts history, has died at age 78. DeNucci, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died Friday at his home in Newton, where his death was confirmed by the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home. In his boxing days he fought quality opponents including Emile Griffith, a world champion in multiple weight classes, before turning to the equally rough-and-tumble world of state politics. As a Democrat, he served as a state representative and later held the office of state auditor for...
  • Jerry Pournelle has passed away

    09/08/2017 5:01:44 PM PDT · by buwaya · 75 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 9/8/2017 | Buwaya
    Being reported in several places, Jerry Pournelle has passed away. Noted Science Fiction author, strategic analyst, early popularizer of personal computers, one of the original bloggers. In his own way he was one of the more influential Americans of the 20th century. As per Instapundit in a comment to his own post, "I just talked to Alex. Basically, Jerry just laid down for a nap and passed in his sleep this afternoon. It was nice that he, Alex, and Larry Niven got to hang out and have such a good time at DragonCon. It's as easy a death as one...
  • Don Williams, Laid-Back Country Legend, Is Dead At 78

    09/08/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NPR ^ | September 8, 2017
    Don Williams, who began a long career in country music as a Nashville songwriter in the early 1970s and who entered the Country Hall of Fame in 2010, died today following a short illness at his home in Alabama, a publicist confirmed to NPR. He was 78. Williams topped country charts with regularity through the '70s, in songs characterized by an easygoing, Sunday-afternoon air and delivered with a smooth voice that walked the seam of a porch-front baritone and stage-ready tenor. The sentiment that drove much of Williams' country was a rakish positivity, best remembered in his biggest song, 1981's...
  • Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, architect of Yankees dynasty, dead at 79

    09/07/2017 8:20:02 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 09/07/2017 | Post Sports Desk
    Gene “Stick” Michael, a beloved Yankees figure who helped build the late-90s dynasty, has died from a heart attack. He was 79. Michael was the Yankees manager in 1981-82 and the GM from 1991-95, when he drafted Derek Jeter and guided the organization during George Steinbrenner’s suspension. Michael was the true architect of the teams that would win four World Series in five years from 1996-2000. Beyond Jeter, he drafted or signed the entire Core Four: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. After his run as GM, Michael stuck with the organization, serving as the vice-president of major league...
  • Sugar Ramos passes away aged 75 in Mexico City (former featherweight boxing champion)

    09/04/2017 8:26:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Boxing News ^ | September 4, 2017 | Matt Christie
    Former world featherweight champion Sugar Ramos, real name Ultiminio Ramos, has died at the age of 75 after a long fight from cancer. One of the first victims of the professional boxing ban in Cuba, Ramos moved to Mexico – where he later became an idol – to escape the communist regime of Fidel Castro in 1961. Two years later he challenged Davey Moore for the WBA and WBC featherweight titles, and it is the tragic outcome of that bout that became Ramos’ unwanted claim to fame.