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  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 99 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 · 64 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.
  • Joe Medicine Crow dies in Billings on Sunday morning

    04/04/2016 9:59:49 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4 April 2016 | MIKE FERGUSON and JORDON NIEDERMEIER
    He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor awarded to a civilian in the United States, by President Barack Obama in 2009. . . . . . . Born Oct. 7, 1913, Medicine Crow was the official Crow Tribe historian. He was a Crow war chief, having completed the required four war deeds while serving in the Army during World War II. Those deeds included leading a war party, touching the first fallen enemy and stealing his weapon, and entering an enemy camp and stealing horses. “I never got a scratch,” he recalled about 60 years later.
  • Australian writer Bob Ellis dies in Sydney of cancer aged 73

    04/03/2016 6:35:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 9:03 PM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    Australian author, journalist and speech writer for the center-left Labor Party Bob Ellis died at his Sydney home of liver cancer on Sunday, his son said. He was 73 years old. […] Ellis’s accomplishments include the screenplay for the acclaimed 1978 Australian movie “Newsfront” and the autobiographical 1992 movie “The Nostradamus Kid.” He wrote 19 books including best-selling “Goodbye Jerusalem” that was pulped in 1998 after then conservative government ministers Tony Abbott — who later became prime minister — and Peter Costello sued for defamation. …
  • Musician Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman dies aged 73

    04/01/2016 12:53:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The pianist for British band Thunderclap Newman, founded by The Who's Pete Townshend, died at his home in London. His band mate and close friend Mark Brzezicki confirmed the news to the Press Association. Brzezicki, the drummer for Big Country and Thunderclap Newman, described him as an "unsung musical genius" who will be greatly missed. Writing on Facebook, he said it was "an honour both knowing and working with you Andy". The Who also reported the news on their official Facebook page, writing: " It is with great sadness that we report the death of Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman, who passed...
  • Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain's best-loved comedians, dies at age 85 (The Two Ronnies)

    04/01/2016 1:12:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2016 | Don Melvin,
    Ronnie Corbett, a diminutive British comedian with an outsized personality, exquisite timing and a heart of gold, died Thursday at the age of 85. He had spent decades on TV and was one of the country's best-loved entertainers.
  • Oscar-Winning Actress Patty Duke Is Dead at 69

    03/29/2016 11:03:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    nbc.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, who hit the trifecta of stardom with her turns on TV, in the movies, and on Broadway, is dead. Duke, who was 69, died due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine, her managers said. "I love you Mom," one of her actor sons, Sean Astin, said in a statement confirming his mother's death. The Queens-born daughter of a troubled cashier and alcoholic cab driver, Duke overcame a dark childhood to become one of the Hollywood's most respected actresses and president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.
  • Patty Duke Dead at 69

    03/29/2016 10:32:24 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 3/29/16 | NA
    Just heard. She'd been doing MeTV commercials.
  • Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dead at 69

    03/29/2016 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Borges · 101 replies
    WFLA ^ | 3/29/2016
    Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life, has died at the age of 69. Duke’s agent, Mitchell Stubbs, says the actress died early Tuesday morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.
  • Patty Duke, Oscar Winner and Sitcom Star, Dies at 69

    03/29/2016 9:53:14 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 66 replies
    Patty Duke, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and starred as two cousins, different as night and day, on her own sitcom, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 69.
  • James Noble, Absent-Minded Governor on ‘Benson,’ Dies at 94

    03/29/2016 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/28/2016 | LIAM STACK
    James Noble, the actor best known for his role as the absent-minded governor on the hit 1980s sitcom “Benson,” died on Monday at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. He was 94. His death was confirmed by Douglas Moser, a spokesman for the family, who said that Mr. Noble, who lived in Norwalk, had a stroke last week. From 1979 to 1986, Mr. Noble played Eugene Gatling, the well-meaning but somewhat bumbling governor of an unnamed state, on the ABC series “Benson.”
  • Mother Angelica (EWTN) has died on Easter Sunday

    03/28/2016 3:08:54 AM PDT · by Dacula · 10 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 28, 2016 | EWTN
    April 20, 1923 - March 27, 2016
  • Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter

    03/27/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2016
    Mother Angelica. Credit: EWTN. Irondale, Ala., Mar 27, 2016 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.“Mother has always and will always personify EWTN, the network that God asked her to found,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Warsaw. “Her...
  • Earl Hamner Jr, who created The Waltons, dies surrounded by family aged 92

    03/25/2016 3:34:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-24-16 | Paul Chavez
    Earl Hamner Jr. who created the long-running CBS series The Waltons died on Thursday aged 92 in Los Angeles. The Virginia native died in his sleep at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a battle with cancer, according to a posting by his family on Facebook. Hamner married wife Jane in October 1954 in New York City and they had a son Scott and daughter Caroline together. He died surrounded by family playing his favourite John Denver music, according to the Facebook posting. 'He was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2014, and had surgery performed in July on his 91st birthday,'...
  • Comedian Garry Shandling has passed away at the age of 66

    03/24/2016 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Borges · 89 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/24/2016
    Comedian Garry Shandling died at a Los Angeles area hospital on Thursday, March 24th according to TMZ. The 66-year-old star was not suffering from any illness, TMZ is reporting, so it appears this was sudden.
  • Peter Brown, Deputy on TV Western 'Lawman,' Dies at 80

    03/23/2016 7:47:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mike Barnes
    Peter Brown, who starred as the eager young deputy Johnny McKay on the 1958-62 ABC series Lawman, has died. He was 80.
  • Ken Howard, ‘White Shadow’ Star, SAG-AFTRA President, Dies at 71

    03/23/2016 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    variety.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | 01:51PM PT | Carmel Dagan
    Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-AFTRA, died Wednesday. He was 71. SAG-AFTRA announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. “Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-AFTRA acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “He was...
  • Infamous ex-Toronto mayor will lie in repose at City Hall

    03/23/2016 2:53:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 5:31 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford will lie in repose for two days at City Hall before he is laid to rest next week. Ford died Tuesday after fighting cancer at age 46. The Ford family said Wednesday that mourners will be able to pay their respects Monday and Tuesday at City Hall. The Ford family thanked current Mayor John Tory for allowing the honor. …
  • Baseball, broadcasting legend Garagiola dies

    03/23/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 44 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 3/23/16 | Marty Noble
    A pleasant and caring man, one who reveled in his mostly modest playing career in the big leagues, his receded -- not receding -- hairline and, it seemed, all facets and phases of his decades on the planet, has left us behind, behind and smiling. Joe Garagiola, a most entertaining, engaging and convivial sort, has died, bringing to an end a full, rich life and leaving the game without one its most enduring personalities, an energetic crusader and folksy humorist.
  • Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel died at 79

    03/22/2016 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Zathras · 18 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 21, 2016 | David Goldman
    Legendary Intel executive Andy Grove, who transformed the company into a chip-making powerhouse and helped drive the personal computer boom, has died. He was 79. Although Grove wasn't technically a founding member of Intel (Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce were the company's two co-founders), he was present at the company's incorporation in 1968. He went on to become Intel's president in 1979, CEO in 1987 and chairman from 1997 to 2005.