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  • Lt. Col. Robert Hite has died at 95- one of the Dolittle Raiders

    03/30/2015 10:22:44 AM PDT · by Borges · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/2015
    Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, 1942
  • Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

    03/29/2015 8:18:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93.
  • Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Hot Rod Hundley)

    03/28/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Rod Hundley, basketball’s irrepressible Hot Rod, who parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, died on Friday at his home near Phoenix. He was 80. Hundley was an electrifying presence at West Virginia University, played for the Lakers and stamped his persona on broadcasting, mostly for the New Orleans Jazz. “Nobody did the things I did on the court and nobody has done them since,” Hundley said of his collegiate exploits in “Hot Rod Hundley: You Gotta Love It Baby!” (2012), written with Tom McEachin. “I’d...
  • Radio Icon John Ed Willougby Has Died

    03/26/2015 10:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A local radio legend has passed away. John Ed Willoughby died this morning after a long illness. Willoughby’s career spanned parts of five decades. He got started in radio as Tommy Charles' sidekick on Birmingham's WSGN-AM in 1975. He "retired" 30 years later but continued to host a Saturday morning sport talk show with Doug Layton until 2012. He retired then due to health issues. Willoughby was 80 years old. A funeral will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
  • Gregory Walcott, Actor in ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ Dies at 87

    03/26/2015 9:59:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | PETER KEEPNEWS
    Gregory Walcott, a character actor whose résumé included numerous television westerns, several Clint Eastwood movies and prestige films like “Norma Rae” — but who was probably best known as one of the stars of “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” often called the worst movie ever made — died on Friday at his home in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87. He said in a 1998 interview that the “Plan 9” script “made no sense” but that he took the job because one of the producers was a friend of his. “I thought maybe my name could...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • RIP, Jim Berry: For 40 years, 'Berry's World' cartoonist dispensed relatable laughs

    03/23/2015 12:35:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Cavna
    ... In so many ways, to read Jim Berry was to meet Jim Berry. "Berry's World," the syndicated single-panel feature that he drew for 40 years, beginning in 1963, was a remarkably steady stream of thoughtful observational humor that — like the unfussy art itself — rarely seemed to strain for the laugh. Each gag, as steady as a top golfer's approach shots, just "landed." Precision meets concision ... Mr. Berry died last Friday in Boynton Beach, Fla., at age 83 ...
  • Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91

    03/22/2015 7:31:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03/22/2015
    SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore’s first Prime Minister when the country gained Independence in 1965, has died on Monday (Mar 23) at the age of 91. "The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am. He was 91," said the PMO. Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral proceedings will be announced later, it added. Mr Lee, who was born in 1923, formed the People’s Action Party in...
  • Bernice Steadman, aviation pioneer once picked for short-lived female astronaut program, dies

    03/22/2015 4:13:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Bernice Steadman was a member of the so-called "Mercury 13." NASA dropped the program, and it was 22 more years before a U.S. woman went to space. Robert Steadman says his wife died Wednesday in Traverse City.
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • Free bassist Andy Fraser dies aged 62

    03/17/2015 3:48:03 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Teamrock.com ^ | 17th March 2015 | Stef Lach
    'The writer of All Right Now – who had previously fought both AIDS and cancer – has died at his home in California Free bassist Andy Fraser has died at the age of 62, it's been confirmed. He passed away on Monday morning. His cause of death has not been confirmed, but he'd been dealing with AIDS and cancer in recent years. An official statement says: "Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother Ri, his sister Gail, brothers Gavin and Alex, and many...
  • Al Rosen, former MVP and Executive of the Year, dies at 91

    03/14/2015 6:17:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 14, 2015 | Mark Townsend
    The baseball world lost one of its greatest talents and brightest minds on Friday when former Cleveland Indians infielder and longtime MLB executive Al Rosen died at age 91. Known as the "Hebrew Hammer," Rosen spent the entirety of his 10-year playing career with the Indians, hitting .285/.384/.495 with 192 home runs and 717 RBIs over 4,374 plate appearances. Rosen was a four-time All-Star, earning selections from 1952-1955, and was voted American League MVP in 1953, beating out the likes of Yogi Berra, Minnie Minoso and Mickey Vernon.
  • Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66

    03/12/2015 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 March 2015
    Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer's disease for eight years. "The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Best known for the Discworld series, Sir Terry wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career. He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, but continued writing, completing his final book last summer. The author died at home "with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family," Mr Finlay said.
  • Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, dies aged 66

    03/12/2015 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/12/2015
    Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld comic fantasy series of novels, has died aged 66. Publishers Transworld announced the news “with immeasurable sadness”. Managing director Larry Finlay, said: “The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds.” The author of more than 70 books died at his home “with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family” earlier on Thursday. Pratchett, who had early onset Alzheimer’s disease, leaves his wife, Lyn, and their daughter, Rhianna. He had, said Finlay “enriched the planet like few before him”.
  • An Obituary printed in the London Times

    03/11/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 10 replies
    3/11/2015 | MosesKnows
    An Obituary printed in the London Times Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as : - Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm; - Life isn't always fair; - And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend...
  • Sam Simon, Who Helped Shape ‘The Simpsons,’ Dies at 59

    03/09/2015 12:42:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/9/2015 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    Sam Simon, a creative force behind “The Simpsons” who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, has died. He was 59. His death was announced on Monday by the Sam Simon Foundation, the organization through which he donated his money. The announcement did not say where or when he died or specify the cause, although Mr. Simon learned he had cancer in late 2012. The cartoonist Matt Groening, recruited by the producer James L. Brooks, invented the Simpson family for...
  • Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of ‘Star Trek’ Movies & TV Classics Was 84

    03/05/2015 5:47:35 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 24 replies
    deadline ^ | 3/5/2015 | Patrick Hipes
    Harve Bennett, the producer who helped guide four of Paramount’s Star Trek movies in the 1980s and produced TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84 and becomes the latest key figure lost from the seminal Star Trek franchise following Leonard Nimoy’s death February 27.
  • Ed Modzelewski, fullback on Cleveland Browns 1955 championship team, dies at 86

    03/03/2015 5:07:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | March 2, 2015 | Branson Wright
    Ed Modzelewski was on the verge of retirement from the NFL to become a college assistant coach. But the persuasive Paul Brown convinced Modzelewski to remain with the Cleveland Browns ... Modzelewski, a fullback with the Browns, died last Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Sedona, Ariz. He was 86 ... He retired following the 1959 season. Modzelewski went into the restaurant business with his brother Dick ... Dick played two seasons with the Browns (1964-66) ...
  • M. Stanton Evans, conservative icon, dead at 80

    03/03/2015 3:10:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. For most of his life, as Mr. Evans watched fellow conservatives come and go, he lamented — always with humor, not bitterness — their tendency to catch “Potomac fever” as soon as they come to power. “When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people,” he said, uttering what became known as “Evans‘ Law of Politics.”
  • Memory Eternal! Fr. Matthew Baker dies in car wreck

    03/01/2015 8:47:14 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston ^ | 1 March 2015 | Metropolitan Methodios
    To the Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston, With a very heavy heart, His Eminence informs you of the untimely passing of the Rev. Fr. Matthew Baker, who tragically died in a car accident early this evening. Fr. Matthew was recently assigned to the Holy Trinity Parish of Norwich, CT, following the retirement of Fr. Paul Pantelis. During this evening's snow storm, Fr. Baker was traveling home from the parish when he had an accident from which he did not survive. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew are thankfully not injured. The Metropolitan spoke...
  • 'Millionaire' Blockbuster Author dies in Crash

    03/01/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by Cecily · 40 replies
    The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show. As for the people showing off the bling? “It’s the neurotic middle-class,” he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta...
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    02/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mary Rourke
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, according to Robert Williams, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Boyd delivered riffs on life's grittier problems — the white racists afraid of integration, or teenage girls who get pregnant — with a candor that was rarely heard from a priest leading a community at prayer.
  • Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

    02/28/2015 8:03:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to appear in an N.B.A. game when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in October 1950, three and a half years after Jackie Robinson broke modern major league baseball’s color barrier, died on Thursday in Crossville, Tenn. He was 86 ... When the N.B.A., going into its fifth season, prepared for its April 1950 draft, many club owners continued to resist signing a black player. Apart from the prejudices of the time, some owners feared that Abe Saperstein, the owner of the all-black, crowd-pleasing Harlem Globetrotters, would pull them from...
  • Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow

    02/27/2015 11:19:35 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 267 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 28 Feb 15 | Unknown
    A top political nemesis of President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed early Saturday in central Moscow, Russian police said, one day before an opposition rally was scheduled to take place. Boris Nemtsov, 55, a former deputy prime minister, was shot four times from a passing car as he was walking on a bridge just outside the Kremlin. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Yelena Alexeyeva told reporters on the scene that Nemtsov was walking with a female acquaintance, a Ukrainian citizen, when a vehicle drove up and unidentified assailants shot him dead. The woman wasn't hurt.
  • The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame President, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 1:35:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/27/15 | Nick Anderson
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. A Notre Dame spokesman confirmed the death and said the cause was not immediately known. Father Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was considered one of the most important university leaders of the past century. On his watch, the Midwestern school once known mainly for Fighting Irish football became...
  • Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 7:32:49 AM PST · by Borges · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/27/2015 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the scrappy former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday. He was 97. The university confirmed his death in a statement on its website, saying that he had died just before midnight at Holy Cross House adjacent to the university, in South Bend, Ind. It did not give a cause of death. As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator...
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....
  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

    02/27/2015 9:16:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 229 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Virginia Heffernan
    Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Leonard Nimoy dead at 83: ‘Star Trek’ star lived long and prospered

    02/27/2015 9:25:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/27/2015 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Leonard Nimoy, who lived long and prospered, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. The creator of Mr. Spock, television’s most beloved pointy-eared half-Vulcan, was 83 and had suffered for several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), which makes it difficult to breathe. “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago,” he tweeted last week. “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.” “LLAP” was Spock’s best-known catch phrase: Live long and prosper. To many of his fans, Leonard Nimoy was a one-hit wonder. One hit that lasted half a century. Nimoy created the beloved Mr. Spock in...
  • Irving Kahn, the world's oldest investor, dies at 109

    02/26/2015 3:08:11 PM PST · by Borges · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2015 | Richard Evans
    Irving Kahn, feted as the world's oldest professional investor, has died aged 109. Just six months ago he told the Telegraph, in one of his last interviews, how he doubled his money by side-stepping the 1929 Wall Street crash. Co-founder and chairman of Kahn Brothers Group Inc, Mr Kahn was a disciple and colleague of Benjamin Graham, Columbia Business School professor and arguably the most influential investment expert of the 20th Century. His death was announced today in a paid notice in the New York Times. Mr Kahn continued to work three days a week, taking a short taxi ride...
  • Developer and philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom dies at 91

    02/20/2015 3:04:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    Henry T. Segerstrom, the arts philanthropist and visionary behind South Coast Plaza who helped turn his family's lima bean fields into one of the most successful shopping malls in the United States, died Friday . He was 91. Segerstrom was known for his charitable giving – he made the largest single private donation in Orange County history, $40 million in 2000 to expand the Orange County Performing Arts Center – and for luring high-end retailers to Orange County. In 1978, he successfully courted Nordstrom, persuading the luxury department store to open its first location outside the Pacific Northwest, forever changing...
  • Boxing Great Harold Johnson Dies

    02/20/2015 5:16:58 AM PST · by pallmallman · 9 replies
    The Ring ^ | 02/19/2015 | Lee Groves
    Some fighters seize the public’s imagination with awe-inspiring one-punch knockouts. Others bedazzle with bursts of supersonic speed. A few grab headlines with their retina-burning attire, their inspirational life stories or their inflammatory trash talk. Onetime light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who died Thursday morning at 86, didn’t take any shortcuts to earn his greatness. He was a solid citizen in a sport saturated by crazies, criminals and characters. He was the guy who clocked in every day and did his job in such a classy, dignified manner that one couldn’t help but admire his excellence. Johnson was a beautifully proportioned...
  • 'It's My Party' Singer-Songwriter Lesley Gore Dies at 68

    02/16/2015 12:43:26 PM PST · by Borges · 150 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 2/16/2015 | MARK KENNEDY
    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," ''You Don't Own Me" and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. Gore died of cancer at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93(Variety Obit)

    02/16/2015 3:32:52 AM PST · by jocon307 · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 02/15/15 | Carmel Dagan
    Louis Jourdan who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills. Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones. “He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said...
  • Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan has died at 93

    02/15/2015 8:21:56 PM PST · by patriot08 · 49 replies
    Broadway World. com ^ | 2/15/15 | BWW Newsdesk
    Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan Has Died at 93 Louis Jourdan, a French actor famous for American film and television appearances in the Oscar-winning musical GIGI, MADAME BOVARY, CAN-CAN, and THE FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS, 1896, as well as Broadway appearances in shows such as ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, has died. The Hollywood Walk of Fame winner was 93. Jourdan was ordered to make German propaganda films which he refused to do and fled to join his family in unoccupied France. There he started making movies again, ten films in two years. His father was arrested...
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

    02/15/2015 1:43:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.
  • Arnaud de Borchgrave, former Washington Times editor in chief, dies at 88

    02/15/2015 1:54:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Arnaud de Borchgrave, former editor in chief of The Washington Times and a celebrated foreign correspondent who covered 17 wars and became the confidant of dozens of world leaders, died Sunday at a hospice in Washington after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was 88.
  • Former NHLer Steve Montador passes away at 35

    02/15/2015 2:04:48 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/ ^ | 02/15/2015 | James O'Brien
    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador died at age 35, as first reported by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The Mississauga News reports that he was found dead at his home at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police do not suspect foul play. Montador last performed in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12. He played 571 regular season games spread out between the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Blackhawks. Many may remember him most from his time when the Flames, as he appeared in 20 postseason games during Calgary’s memorable run to the 2004 Stanley...
  • Longtime KTLA reporter Stan Chambers dies at 91

    02/13/2015 12:18:43 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 53 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/13/15 | OC Register Staff
    Stan Chambers, a local TV news reporter whose career at KTLA spanned more than six decades, died Friday. He was 91.
  • Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80

    02/13/2015 2:59:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Variety ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Radio, TV and voiceover performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8. Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBC’s “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” (1968-73), with his trademark hand-over-the-ear announcing style. On the show, John Wayne once imitated Owens announcing. The phrase Gary created on his KMPC radio show, “Beautiful downtown Burbank,” later became a nightly catchphrase on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” Owens also lent his voice to more than 3,000 cartoons, providing the voice of...
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015

    02/11/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    NEW YORK -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City. The award-winning newsman was 73. Simon's career spanned five decades, from covering the war in Vietnam to a piece on "60 Minutes" this past weekend on the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." This is a developing story.
  • Buddy Holly bassist Joe Mauldin dies

    02/08/2015 10:34:51 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Internet | 2/7/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    Neither USA Today nor Wikipedia can be excerpted on FR, but according to both Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets, has died at the age of 74. This is a sad day for Buddy Holly fans.
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...
  • Dean Smith dies at aage 83

    02/08/2015 6:16:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    espn ^ | 2-8-15 | n/a
    Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83. North Carolina announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," Smith's family said in a statement. "We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as arrangements are made available to the public. Thank you."
  • Billy Casper dies at age 83

    02/07/2015 8:34:47 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    espn ^ | 2-7-15 | n/a
    SAN DIEGO -- Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart and recovered from a bout of pneumonia over Thanksgiving. His son said Casper was going to cardio rehab for the past four months and was...
  • Billy Casper Dies at 83

    02/08/2015 2:11:23 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8 Feb 2015 | Anon
    SAN DIEGO -- Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart and recovered from a bout of pneumonia over Thanksgiving. His son said Casper was going to cardio rehab for the past four months and was...
  • Iconic Hodad's restaurant owner dies (Mike Hardin)

    02/06/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karen Kucher and Lori Weisberg
    SAN DIEGO — Mike Hardin -- beloved burger master, philanthropist and owner of Hodad's, an Ocean Beach institution -- has died, leaving the community in mourning. As news spread of his death, mourners gathered and left remembrances in front of the Ocean Beach restaurant on Newport Avenue, creating a makeshift memorial.
  • Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee dead at 56

    02/06/2015 11:16:59 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 25 replies
    News Channel 3, WREG ^ | 2/6/2015 | George Brown and AP
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, has died.</p> <p>He was 56.</p> <p>Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died Friday in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.</p>
  • Actress-Singer Mary Healy, Who Starred Opposite Orson Welles, Dies At 96

    02/05/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP via CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 4, 2015
    Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.