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  • Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83 after remarkable six-decade career

    07/17/2019 1:17:30 PM PDT · by libstripper · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jul. 17, 2019 | Valarie Richardson
    Wesley Pruden would have undoubtedly 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, his passing coming hours after putting in a full day at the newsroom on New York Avenue in Northeast, where he had worked since 1982, four months after the newspaper’s founding.
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99

    07/16/2019 6:48:21 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 62 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jul 16, 2019, | matt zarrell
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, ABC News has confirmed. Stevens was nominated to the high court by Republican President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010 after serving more than 34 years on the court. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Jane Sesemann and Susan Roberta Mullen, nine grandchildren: Kathryn, Christine, Edward, Susan, Lauren, John, Madison, Hannah, Haley, and 13 great grandchildren. His first wife Elizabeth Jane, his second wife, Maryan Mulholland, his son, John Joseph, and his daughter, Kathryn, preceded him in death.
  • Rip Torn, Artie the Producer on 'The Larry Sanders Show,' Dies at 88.

    07/09/2019 8:40:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies ^ | 07/09/2019 | Mike Barnes
    Rip Torn, the tenacious, temperamental Texan whose much-admired career was highlighted by his brilliant turn as Artie the producer on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, died Tuesday. He was 88. Torn, who was nominated for an Oscar for portraying the hard-drinking father Marsh opposite Mary Steenburgen in the 1984 Martin Ritt drama Cross Creek, died peacefully at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, his publicist announced. His wife, Amy Wright — an actress known for Stardust Memories and The Accidental Tourist — and his daughters, Katie and Angelica, were by his side.
  • Arte Johnson, ‘Laugh-In’ Star, Dies at 90

    07/05/2019 3:23:51 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Variety ^ | July 3 2019 | Pat Saperstein
    Comedian and actor Arte Johnson, Emmy-winning star of 1960s and ’70s comedy sketch show “Laugh-In,” died July 3 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 90 and had been battling bladder and prostate cancer. On “Laugh-In,” he was most familiar as Wolfgang, the heavily accented German soldier who thought World War II was still going on. His catchphrase “Very interesting…” was one of many that caught on from the hit show. Johnson won one Emmy for the show and was nominated two more times.
  • Lee Iacocca Dead at 94

    07/02/2019 6:31:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/02/19 | TMZ???
    Auto industry icon Lee Iacocca -- forever connected to the Ford Mustang and former chairman of Chrysler -- has died ... according to a family source. A family member tells TMZ Iacocca passed away, but could not provide any further detail. Iacocca is credited with saving Chrysler from bankruptcy back in the 1980s ... and he's often referred to as the father of the legendary Ford Mustang. While he was always known within the auto industry ... he became a household name across America when he starred in a series of TV advertisements for Chrysler.
  • Norman Geisler, noted Christian apologist and theologian, dead at 86

    07/01/2019 7:29:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/01/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Apologist, prolific author, and theology professor Norman Geisler has passed away at age 86, about two months after he retired from Southern Evangelical Seminary over undisclosed health issues. The Norman Geisler Ministry Page on Facebook announced Monday that he died peacefully earlier that morning, twenty days shy of his 87th birthday. “He has left behind an amazing legacy that will continue to have a ripple effect for many years to come,” they stated. “We will be sending you further details today as to where the funeral will be and it will be open to the public.” In the announcement, the...
  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' wife Beth Chapman dies of cancer at 51

    06/30/2019 3:51:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019 | Jeannie Law
    | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019'Dog the Bounty Hunter' wife Beth Chapman dies of cancer at 51 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' wife Beth Chapman dies of cancer at 51 By Jeannie Law, Christian Post Reporter | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Update 12:20 PM EST Wednesday, June 26: Beth Chapman, a reality TV star and wife of Duane Chapman, 'Dog the Bounty Hunter,' died today of cancer. She was 51. Her husband made the announcement this morning on Twitter, writing: "It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked...
  • Legendary Post columnist Steve Dunleavy dead at 81

    06/25/2019 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 24, 2019 | Gabrielle Fonrouge and Bruce Golding June 24, 2019 | 10:48pm | Updated
    Steve Dunleavy, the hard-hitting, hard-drinking journalist who helped define The New York Post as a crime reporter, editor and premier columnist, died Monday at his home on Long Island. He was 81. The cause was unknown. “Steve Dunleavy was one of the greatest reporters of all time,” said Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Post.
  • Singer Leon Redbone Dies at 69

    05/30/2019 9:10:51 AM PDT · by Borges · 105 replies
    Variety ^ | 5/30/2019 | JEM ASWAD and CHRIS WILLMAN
    Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone, who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music, died earlier today, his family confirmed. He was 69 — although, in characteristically whimsical fashion, the official statement announcing his death gave his age as 127. Although Redbone’s pop-defying predilection for seemingly antiquated musical styles of the ’20s and ’30s made him the unlikeliest of stars, he became one anyway, appearing several times as the musical guest “Saturday Night Live” — including two spots in the inaugural 1975-76 season alone — and landing frequent appearances with Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.” Later popular successes had him...
  • The last Mohawk code talker: Louis Levi Oakes dies at 94

    05/30/2019 10:51:57 AM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies
    CTV Canada ^ | 5/30/2019 | Jonathan Forani
    AKWESASNE, Que. -- A funeral will be held Saturday for the last of the Mohawk code talkers from the Second World War, Louis Levi Oakes, who died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by family at age 94. Oakes was the last surviving member of a group that used the Mohawk language to help relay encrypted secure messages to Allied forces during the Second World War -- one of 33 native languages used by U.S. troops to share vital information. "Levi was one of Akwesasne's most respected elders and the remaining survivor of the World War II Mohawk Code Talkers," the Akwesasne...
  • Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 79

    05/27/2019 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/27/2019 | David Stout
    Edmund Morris, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt but is best known for his life of Ronald Reagan, in which the author inserted himself as a fictional narrator, a device that baffled and angered some historians, died on Friday in Danbury, Conn. He was 78. His death, at a hospital following a stroke on Thursday, was confirmed on Monday by his wife, the author Sylvia Jukes Morris. He lived in Kent, Conn. Mr. Morris’s “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt” won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award in 1980. He followed that with two other well-received books...
  • Herman Wouk, 'The Jackie Robinson Of Jewish-American Fiction,' Dies At 103

    05/17/2019 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Borges · 114 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/17/2019 | ROSE FRIEDMAN
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk has died. Wouk was famous for his sprawling World War II novels, including The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, and for his portrayal of Jewish-Americans in the novel Marjorie Morningstar. He died in his sleep today at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. Many people might remember Wouk for a certain incident in involving strawberries in The Caine Mutiny, which became a film in 1954. After having a breakdown at sea, the tyrannical Captain Queeg accuses his crew of stealing a quart of strawberries and becomes obsessed with finding the culprit. Humphrey Bogart...
  • RIP Stanton Friedman

    05/16/2019 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    COAST TO COAST AM ^ | May 14, 2019 | Tim Binnall
    Coast to Coast AM is deeply saddened to share the news that iconic UFO researcher Stanton T. Friedman has passed away at the age of 84. He is undoubtedly best known for being the first civilian investigator to research the landmark Roswell incident. His explosive uncovering of the mysterious 1947 event in New Mexico left an indelible mark on not only UFO studies, but the zeitgeist as well with 'Roswell' becoming synonymous with the phenomenon in the minds of millions of individuals around the world. A myriad of books, movies, TV shows, and other forms of media that explored the...
  • Alice Rivlin, former Fed vice-chair, dies at 88

    05/15/2019 3:40:11 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 6 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 5-15-2019 | Sam Fleming
    Alice Rivlin, a leading expert on US budget policy who served as the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, has died at the age of 88. The economist, who in the 1990s became the first woman to be White House budget director and vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Board, died of cancer on Tuesday morning in Washington DC, according to the Brookings Institution think-tank, where she was a senior fellow.  Rivlin “made great and lasting contributions as a leader and economic policymaker and broke barriers as a woman in the economics profession,” Fed chair Jay Powell said in a...
  • Hollywood mourns one of its greatest stars as wholesome screen icon Doris Day dies of pneumonia...

    05/13/2019 10:08:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 13, 2019 | Jennifer Smith For
    FULL TITLE: Hollywood mourns one of its greatest stars as wholesome screen icon Doris Day dies of pneumonia aged 97 Hollywood legend Doris Day has died at the age of 97. Her death was announced by her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation, on Monday. The foundation said in a statement that she was surrounded by close friends and 'had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.' She died at her estate home in Carmel Valley, California, where she has lived in solitude for the last several decades with her dozens...
  • FAREWELL DORIS Doris Day dead at 97 – Legendary actress passes away after 80 YEAR career as...

    05/13/2019 6:10:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 134 replies
    TheSun ^ | may 13, 2019 | Tariq Tahir
    ""FAREWELL DORIS Doris Day dead at 97 – Legendary actress passes away after 80 YEAR career as a Hollywood icon"" The actress was renowned for her wholesome image and starred in several hit films
  • Howlin passed away in 2018

    05/08/2019 6:26:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 8, 2019
    Yesterday, out of the blue, I clicked on Howlin's Facebook page and learned that she'd passed away. I found her obituary and learned that she had departed on September 19, 2018 at the age of 72. She was a mainstay at Free Republic and her last post there was on April 22, 2007. I liked her a lot and I will miss her.
  • Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 93

    04/30/2019 10:45:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 30, 2019 | Mike Klingaman
    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.”
  • Judge Damon Keith, civil rights legend and scourge of Nixon, dies aged 96

    04/29/2019 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-29-2019 | Associated Press
    Damon Keith, a grandson of slaves and figure in the US civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless wiretaps, has died. He was 96. Keith died on Sunday in Detroit, the city where the prominent lawyer was appointed in 1967 to the US district court, according to the Swanson Funeral Home. Civil rights legend George Lakey on how progressives can win Read more He served more than 50 years in the federal courts, and before his death still heard cases about four times a year at the 6th US...
  • Richard Lugar, longtime senator and foreign policy sage, has died at age 87

    04/28/2019 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87. The Lugar Center issued a statement saying Lugar died early Sunday at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia from complications related to chronic inflammatory demylinating polyneuropathy, or CIPD, a rare neurological disorder.