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  • Nationals fan's obituary blames bullpen for blowing 'yet another lead'

    06/26/2017 12:14:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/25/2017 | Chris Cwik
    We knew the Washington Nationals’ bullpen was bad, but we figured the damage they did would be limited to games. Apparently, we were wrong. One Nationals fan grew so frustrated with the team’s relievers that he made sure to take shots at them in his obituary. A 68-year-old Nationals fan named Patrick Killebrew died peacefully June 20 “after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead.” Yeah, that’s how his obituary reads in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. There’s another shot taken at the team’s bullpen, so we’ll just post the entire obituary that ran in the Times-Dispatch. KILLEBREW, Patrick,...
  • Comedian Bill Dana, Who Played the Character Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92

    06/19/2017 5:26:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 19, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Bill Dana, who created and starred as the earnest character at the center of the "My Name … Jose Jimenez" routine that made him one of America's most beloved comic performers of the 1960s, has died. He was 92.Dana, who first appeared as Jimenez on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, where he also worked as an Emmy-nominated head writer, died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Emerson College announced.
  • Philip Gossett, scholar of 19th-century Italian opera, is dead at 75

    06/14/2017 10:31:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 13, 2017 | John von Rhein
    Dr. Philip Gossett, a retired music scholar and professor of music at the University of Chicago who was considered one of the world's foremost experts on 19th-century Italian opera, died Monday at his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood. He was 75. The cause of death was progressive supernuclear palsy, a rare degenerative disease, according to his son, Jeffrey. Gossett was widely respected as an authority on the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi, having served as general editor of the collected Rossini works and coordinating editor of the collected Verdi works. The latter edition was published by the...
  • Vic Edelbrock Jr., 1936-2017

    06/11/2017 1:54:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Auto Week ^ | 6/10/17
    Vic Edelbrock Jr. passed away Friday, June 9, at the age of 80 after complications from a cold. “It's with deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of our visionary and leader Vic Edelbrock Jr.,” the company website read. “Vic passed away this evening from complications following a recent cold. His passing was peaceful and in the company of his closest friends and family. The Edelbrock Fun Team sends their deepest condolences to his family and will always hold him in our hearts.” Vic Edelbrock Jr. took over the aftermarket performance parts company that bears his name after the...
  • ‘Batman’ star Adam West dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:08:44 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 99 replies
    http://pagesix.com ^ | 06/10/2017 | Brian Lowry
    Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement. With its “Wham! Pow!” onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, “Batman” became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of...
  • Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:43:34 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 10 June 2017 | Variety
    Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:01:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barnes
    Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:44:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 53 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barne
    The actor struggled to find work after the campy superhero series was canceled, but he rebounded with voiceover gigs, including one as the mayor of Quahog on 'Family Guy.' Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a...
  • Fred ‘Earl’ Smith, Pearl Harbor vet, former Santa Rosa Junior College instructor, dies at 94

    06/09/2017 8:17:45 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 9 June 2017 | CHRIS SMITH
    The day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, an 18-year-old sailor named Fred “Earl” Smith, quite a baseball player, took the infield for two intra-Navy games. Smith and his shipmates from the battleship USS Tennessee took on the team from the Arizona, then from the West Virginia. The first game was close, the future Santa Rosa Junior College instructor recalled in an interview in 2015, until he hit a home run. “It won the game against the Arizona,” Smith told Hawaii Public Radio. “The West Virginia, we stomped ‘em.” The Navy baseball players partied that Saturday night...
  • Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi arms merchant and world-class playboy, dies

    06/07/2017 4:07:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi middleman-for-hire who amas­sed huge wealth and influence peddling everything from American weapons to favors for Riyadh’s rulers and CIA spymasters, only to see his fortunes collapse amid the Iran-contra affair and other scandals, died June 6 at a hospital in London. He was 81, by most accounts. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, the family said in a statement reported by the Associated Press. Mr. Khashoggi’s name may have lost its luster since his peak in the 1970s and 1980s, but not so the list of misdeeds and abuses that remain defining events of the...
  • Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' Star and Husband of Ann-Margret, Dies at 84

    06/05/2017 4:53:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 5, 2017 | Chris Koseluk
    Roger Smith, the suave leading man of television who starred on the popular 1950s-'60s ABC private eye series 77 Sunset Strip before a neuromuscular disease ended his acting career in his 30s, has died. He was 84. Smith, who went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years, died Sunday at Sherman Oaks Hospital, a representative for the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was announced... In 1957, Columbia Pictures put Smith under contract. This led to a string of film appearances, including No Time to Be Young (1957), Operation Mad Ball (1957), Crash Landing (1958)...
  • Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87 (Jimmy Piersall)

    06/04/2017 1:30:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 4, 2017
    Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.
  • Sad news: Eminent conductor collapses and dies (Sir Jeffrey Tate)

    06/02/2017 10:57:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | June 2, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    The management agency for Sir Jeffrey Tate has confirmed his death, this afternoon, at the age of 74. The eminent British conductor suffered a heart attack while visiting the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy, and could not be revived. Sir Jeffrey Tate, who was 74, was knighted six weeks ago for services to music.
  • Elena Verdugo, Emmy-Nominated Actress on 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' Dies at 92

    06/01/2017 3:31:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Elena Verdugo, who portrayed the devoted office assistant and nurse Consuelo Lopez opposite Robert Young on the 1970s ABC drama Marcus Welby, M.D., has died. She was 92. Verdugo died Tuesday in Los Angeles, a representative for actress Sharon Gless told The Hollywood Reporter. Early in her career, Gless had a recurring role as hospital worker Kathleen Faverty on Marcus Welby, M.D., and she and Verdugo had been extremely close ever since.
  • Frank Deford, Giant of Sports Journalism, Dies at 78

    05/29/2017 2:15:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 29, 2017 | Chris Koseluk
    Frank Deford, the charismatic sports writer widely regarded as one of the best of his generation who also presided over the ambitious and short-lived The National, one of the biggest busts in the annals of the newspaper industry, has died. He was 78. Deford, who began his career at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and remained with the magazine for decades, died Sunday in Key West, Fla., his wife told The Washington Post. A prolific and widely admired novelist as well, Deford wrote the 1981 book Everybody's All-American, about the downfall of a 1950s University of North Carolina star. It was...
  • Jim Bunning, former senator and baseball Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

    05/27/2017 11:08:10 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    Former U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died at age 85. ... Jim Bunning served as a state senator, becoming minority leader of the Republican caucus in his first term, before winning northern Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District seat in 1986. He mounted an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 1983 against former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and went from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate in 1998, where he served for two terms. Bunning, who suffered a stroke in October, pitched Major League Baseball’s seventh perfect game in 1964 as a member of the...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

    05/26/2017 7:50:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 171 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/26/2017 | DANIEL LEWIS
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89. His death, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, was announced on Friday by his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.” Like his predecessor Henry A. Kissinger, Mr. Brzezinski was a foreign-born scholar (he in Poland, Mr. Kissinger in Germany) with considerable influence in global affairs, both before and long...
  • Jared Martin, Who Played Rodeo Cowboy Dusty Farlow on 'Dallas,' Dies at 75

    05/26/2017 8:47:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 25, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Jared Martin, the Dallas actor who portrayed Dusty Farlow, the rodeo cowboy and Sue Ellen Ewing seducer who perished in a plane crash, only to have producers resurrect his character by popular demand, has died. He was 75. Martin died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Philadelphia, his son, Christian Martin, told The Hollywood Reporter.Martin roomed with Brian De Palma when they both attended Columbia University in New York and appeared in the first and third features of the director's career: Murder a la Mod (1968) and The Wedding Party (1969).
  • Roger Moore dead aged 89

    Roger Moore has died aged 89. A statement on his official Twitter read: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated." We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/ Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @MirrorCeleb.
  • Yale Lary, 1930-2017 (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

    05/12/2017 11:49:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Yale Lary passed away in the early hours on Friday at the age of 86. The Texas A&M product was a fixture in the Detroit Lions secondary during an 11-year career (1952-53, 1956-1964) that was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army.