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  • How Eddie Van Halen Changed The World Of Music Forever

    10/08/2020 8:02:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 8, 2020 | Mark Hemingway
    Most people spend their entire lives trying to achieve some measure of immortality. It only took Edward Lodewijk van Halen one minute and 42 seconds. Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and American original, is dead at age 65 and there’s no possible coda for a musical legacy this big. Most people spend their entire lives trying to achieve some measure of immortality. It only took Edward Lodewijk van Halen one minute and 42 seconds.That’s the length of “Eruption,” the short guitar solo piece that is the second track on Van Halen’s eponymous 1978 debut. It starts off with some fast pull-off...
  • John Tyler's grandson died (you read that right)

    And a younger brother survives!
  • Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

    09/29/2020 8:18:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 September 2020
    Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78. Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Her children, Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers, described her as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and a truly formidable woman. Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever. Reddy had a string of pop and rock hits in the 1970s, but is best known for the 1972 anthem I Am Woman a rousing tune which became prominent in the womens...
  • Jackie Stallone, mother to actor Sylvester, dies at 98

    09/22/2020 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 September 2020
    Jackie Stallone, the mother of Hollywood actor Sylvester and one of Celebrity Big Brothers most memorable contestants, has died aged 98. The larger-than-life character, who was known as an astrologer and wrestling promoter, died in her sleep as she wished, said her youngest son, Frank. It was hard not to like her; she was a very eccentric and flamboyant person, he added in an Instagram post. Her mind was razor sharp until the day she died. Born Jacqueline Frances Labofish on 29 November 1921, Stallone ran away from her home in Washington DC as a 15-year-old to join the circus....
  • Tommy DeVito, Original Four Seasons Member, Dead at 92 From COVID-19

    09/22/2020 10:38:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2020 | Rob Bailey-Millado
    Tommy DeVito, one of the smooth harmonizing founding members of legendary doo-wop group The Four Seasons, has died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 92. Actor Alfred Nittoli (Casino) confirmed the baritone vocalist and lead guitarists passing Tuesday on Facebook. My dear friend Tommy passed away in Las Vegas at 9:45 last night, Nittoli wrote, spurring dozens of emotional condolences. With deep regret I am writing this sitting in his living room. I was informed by his daughter Darcel there will be a service in New Jersey.
  • Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American: The Complete Obituary

    09/11/2020 7:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | September 11, 2020 | Mary Marcus
    Suddenly stricken by a pulmonary embolism, Lloyd joined his Lord and Savior the day after he and his devoted wife, Mary Ann Milliken Parker Marcus, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. In the previous week, the couple had returned from campaigning on the West Coast. Tests revealed no presence of Covid-19. In addition to his beloved wife Mary, Lloyd leaves daughter, Lisa Maria Marcus (Roni) and son, Timothy Billy Parker (April), as well as granddaughter, Moire Parker. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Dr. Lloyd E. and Rodell (Miss Tillie) Jackson Marcus Jr., as well as his younger...
  • Diana Rigg, star of The Avengers and Game of Thrones, dead at 82

    09/10/2020 9:41:16 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep 10, 2020 | By Lauren Steussy and Barbara Hoffman
    Dame Diana Rigg, of James Bond and The Avengers fame, has died peacefully at 82. The acclaimed actress known for her role as Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, the only Bond girl to ever marry 007, Rigg was bestowed her Dame title in 1994 for her contributions to all things drama. The iconic Brit suffered from cancer and died surrounded by her family Thursday morning.
  • Tom Seaver, the greatest Met of all time, dies at 75

    09/02/2020 5:33:50 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 109 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sep 2 2020 | BILL MADDEN
    The long goodbye has ended. The Mets Franchise is gone. Tom Seaver, the greatest of all Mets who dropped out of public life in March of 2019 after being diagnosed with dementia died early Monday. Accoring to family sources, Seaver, 75, died peacefully at his home in Calistoga, Calif., from complications from Lyme disease and dementia.
  • Former WWE wrestler James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

    08/10/2020 6:27:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 10, 2020 | By Amir Vera and Hollie Silverman,
    (CNN)Former WWE wrestler James Harris has died at age 70, according to a news release from the wrestling company. Harris, who performed in the ring as Kamala, made his WWF debut in 1984, according to WWE's website. In a career that spanned more than two decades, Harris battled many of wrestling's superstars, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant, according to the release.
  • Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

    07/30/2020 7:26:13 AM PDT · by thefactor · 107 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/2020 | Bill Hoffman
    Herman Cain the maverick American business czar and Republican presidential candidate who campaigned for a sweeping tax reform plan called 9-9-9 died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 74. Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks.
  • Legendary TV host Regis Philbin dies at age 88

    07/25/2020 12:46:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 68 replies ^ | 07/25/2020 | Jenny Stanton
    Philbin passed away on July 24, his family shared with People. The statement read: 'We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday.
  • Remembering Country Music Legend And Patriot Charlie Daniels

    07/07/2020 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    With a career that spanned both generations and genres, Charlie Daniels will be remembered for his musical genius and his freedom-loving heart. >Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, country music legend, and pioneer of Southern rock, died Monday at the age of 83. Musically, Daniels was best known for his song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but beyond his legendary musical talent, he was an outspoken patriot, veterans advocate, and man of faith. Doctors said Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. Monday morning.Born and raised in rural North Carolina before moving to Nashville, Daniels started his career as...
  • Obituary-Ravi Zacharias 1946-2020

    05/19/2020 6:16:41 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 47 replies
    When Ravi Zacharias was a cricket-loving boy on the streets of India, his mother called him in to meet the local sari-seller-turned-palm reader. Looking at your future, Ravi Baba, you will not travel far or very much in your life, he declared. Thats what the lines on your hand tell me. There is no future for you abroad. By the time a 37-year-old Zacharias preached, at the invitation of Billy Graham, to the inaugural International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, he was on his way to becoming one of the foremost defenders of Christianitys intellectual credibility. A...
  • Geno Silva, Actor in 'Scarface,' Dies at 72...

    05/17/2020 11:57:44 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 17, 2020 | Mike Barnes
    Geno Silva, the character actor perhaps best known for playing The Skull, the hitman who takes out Al Pacino's Tony Montana in the explosive climax of Scarface, has died. He was 72. Silva died May 9 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia, his family announced. During his four-decade career, Silva also could be seen in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit (1981) he was in the 1979 Broadway production opposite Edward James Olmos Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise (1988); Steven Spielberg's Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, both released in 1997;...
  • Mary Pratt (19182020), last surviving member of 1943 Rockford Peaches baseball team

    05/13/2020 10:07:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Legacy ^ | May 11, 2020 | Linnea Crowther
    Mary Pratt was a pitcher with the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which was featured in the hit 1992 movie A League of Their Own. Teacher and pitcher Pratt was teaching physical education in Quincy, Massachusetts when the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League formed in response to World War II taking so many young men away from Major League Baseball. Pratt joined the league as a pitcher, playing first on the Rockford Peaches and later joining the Kenosha Comets. She played professional baseball from 1943 to 1947, pitching a no-hitter in 1944 with the Comets. After...
  • Little Richard, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 87

    05/09/2020 8:08:27 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 69 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Little Richard, the flamboyant singer, songwriter, and musician known for a string of rock and roll hit songs and fiery showmanship, has died, according to his pastor. He was 87. The cause of death was not known Saturday.
  • Irrfan Khan, Bollywood icon, dies at 53

    05/04/2020 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2020 | Jessie Yeung and Vedika Sud, CNN
    (CNN)Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his roles in "Life Of Pi" and "Slumdog Millionaire," died Wednesday, his representatives confirmed. He was 53. "It's saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away," read a statement from Khan's PR agency, Hardly Anonymous Communications. "Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him." Khan, one of India's best-known and most beloved actors, revealed in March 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor -- an abnormal growth that begin...
  • Linda Tripp, whistleblower in Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal, dead at 70

    04/08/2020 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 233 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-8-2020 | Mark Moore and Steven Nelson
    Linda Tripp, whose secret conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, died on Wednesday, according to a report. She was 70. Tripp has been seriously ill and on her deathbed Tuesday night, according to a Facebook posting by her daughter. The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday afternoon that she had passed........."
  • Iditarod champion Emmitt Peters, Sr., known as the 'Yukon Fox,' dies at 79

    04/04/2020 3:11:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    KTUU ^ | April 3, 2020 | Beth Verge
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Emmitt Peters, Sr., the 1975 Iditarod Champion know as the "Yukon Fox," passed away Thursday in Ruby. He was 79 years old. Peters won the Last Great Race on Earth in 1975 as an Iditarod rookie, the most recent first-time racer to do so. He would not win a second title, but finished in third in 1978 and took the runner-up position in 1979. Along with his race crown, Peters' Iditarod accolades were numerous. After becoming champion and Rookie of the Year at the same time in 1975, he would go on to win the Golden...
  • Childrens Book Legend Tomie DePaola Lives Forev

    04/01/2020 8:15:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | Casie Chalk
    Tomie DePaolas childrens stories have sold more than 25 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages. We said goodbye to him this week, but his legacy lives on.In a town in Calabria, a long time ago, there lived an old lady named Strega Nona, which meant grandma witch. If you were born after 1975 in the United States, you are probably familiar with these words, which come from the childrens book Strega Nona, first published that year. It won a Caldecott Honor the very next year, and was named one of the Top 100 Picture Books of...