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  • Actress-singer Lola Albright (Peter Gunn, Champion) dies at 92

    03/24/2017 11:09:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 24, 2017
    Lola Albright, an actress and singer perhaps best known for her role as Edie Hart on the Peter Gunn TV series, died  on March 23, 2017 at the age of 92. From the Wikipedia article: Albright's motion picture career began with a bit part in the 1947 film The Unfinished Dance, and gained notice in the 1949 film Champion. For the next several years, she appeared in secondary roles in over 20 films, including several 'B' Westerns.Albright's roles in major films included Elvis Presley's 1962 film Kid Galahad; the 1964 French film Les Felins (director René Clément), and the 1967...
  • Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

    03/22/2017 1:33:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/22/17 | Pat Saperstein
    Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87. His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.
  • David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan Bank, Dies at 101 (obit)

    03/20/2017 11:42:14 AM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 20, 2017 | By JONATHAN KANDELL
    David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded influence around the world even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101. Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of an increasingly less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As an advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and...
  • Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101

    03/20/2017 8:10:58 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 66 replies
    David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in suburban Pocantico Hills, New York, according to his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel. He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his siblings, he became the guardian of his family's fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that...
  • Remembering Lawrence Montaigne, 1931-2017

    03/19/2017 4:51:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    StarTrek.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Staff
    StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Lawrence Montaigne, the veteran actor who played the Romulan, Decius, in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Balance of Terror" in 1966 and returned a year later to portray Stonn, a Vulcan, in "Amok Time." The actor died on Friday, March 17, at the age of 86... He was featured in such films as The Great Escape (with Steve McQueen and James Garner), Tubruk (with Rock Hudson and George Peppard) and The Power (with George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette), and later in Captain Sinbad and Damon & Pythias (both starring Guy...
  • Legendary musician Check Berry has died

    03/18/2017 3:13:40 PM PDT · by tje · 97 replies
    KMOV.COM ^ | Mar 18, 2017 5:03 PM CDT | Kayla Gaffney
    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The St. Charles County Police Department confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry. Copyright 2017 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
  • Joni Sledge, who recorded ‘We Are Family’ with sisters, dies at 60

    03/12/2017 10:03:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    NY daily news ^ | march 12, 2017 | Rich Schapiro
    Joni Sledge, who recorded the infectious dance anthem “We Are Family” with her three sisters, was found dead in her Phoenix home, the band’s rep said Saturday. The 60-year-old member of Sister Sledge had not been ill, and her cause of death remains unclear, said the band’s publicist Biff Warren. A friend found Sledge on Friday. “On yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. We welcome your prayers as we weep the loss of our sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin,” read a family statement.
  • John Surtees: Former F1 world champion dies at 83

    03/10/2017 7:19:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/10/17 | BBC staff
    Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83. Surtees is the only man to have won the grand prix world championship on both two wheels and four. He won four 500cc motorcycling titles - in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 - and the F1 crown with Ferrari in 1964. Surtees died at St George's Hospital, London, on Friday afternoon after being treated for an existing respiratory condition, a family statement said. "We deeply mourn the loss of such an incredible, kind and loving man as well as celebrate his amazing life," the...
  • Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead....

    03/10/2017 1:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 10, 2017 | Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead K-9 draped in an American flag moments before he was laid to rest A heartbreaking photo shows the moment an Air Force sergeant had to say goodbye to his K9 partner. Air Force sergeant Kyle Smith, from Gastonia, North Carolina, said that having to put Bodza down was one of the hardest things that he has ever done. He was euthanized on Thursday, and a military canine trainer draped a flag over his body. A photo shows Smith giving Bodza one final hug as he was...
  • Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller dies, 77

    03/10/2017 12:28:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 10, 2017
    Robert James Waller, the author of best-selling book The Bridges of Madison County, has died in Texas at the age of 77, his agency said. Waller published seven books, but Bridges was his most famous, selling 12 million copies in 35 languages. The romantic novel was adapted into a 1995 film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in the role.
  • Ex-Cub Bill Hands, 20-game winner in 1969, dies at 76

    03/10/2017 6:57:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2017 | Paul Sullivan
    Former pitcher Bill Hands, a 20-game winner for the 1969 Cubs, died Thursday in an Orlando, Fla., hospital after a brief illness. He was 76. Hands won 111 games over 11 big-league seasons, including a 92-86 record with a 3.18 ERA in seven seasons with the Cubs. Signed by the Giants as an amateur free agent in 1959, Hands, whose nickname was "Froggy," was part of the one of the best trades in Cubs history, coming over after the 1965 season with catcher Randy Hundley for outfielder Don Landrum and reliever Lindy McDaniel.
  • Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94

    03/08/2017 5:17:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Lou Duva, one of boxing’s most formidable figures as a promoter, manager and trainer in a ring career spanning seven decades, died on Wednesday in Paterson, N.J. He was 94. His death, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was confirmed by his son Dino, a spokesman, John Cirillo, said. Duva had ties to more than a dozen world champions, among them the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.
  • Lynne Stewart, lawyer who represented blind sheik, Black Panthers, dead at 77

    03/08/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by DFG · 51 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 03/08/2017 | AP
    An outspoken New York civil rights lawyer who represented clients ranging from small-time criminals to radicals and was released early from prison three years ago because she was expected to die of cancer has died. Lynne Feltham Stewart was 77. Her husband, Ralph Poynter, says Stewart died Tuesday in the Brooklyn home where she lived after receiving a "compassionate release" from prison in January 2014. Stewart was disbarred after she was convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with followers.
  • 'Outlaw' Ron Bass dead at 68 (professional wrestler)

    03/07/2017 6:19:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | March 7, 2017 | Greg Oliver
    "Outlaw" Ron Bass, who wrestled from 1971 to 1989, and had a prominent run in the WWF, has died in Florida. He had been hospitalized last week with an apparent burst appendix, and died on Tuesday.
  • Robert Osborne, TCM host and film historian, dies at 84

    03/06/2017 11:51:53 AM PST · by CaptainK · 41 replies
    Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. He was 84. TCM released a statement saying, "All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years." Osborne was an irrepressible advocate for the films of Hollywood's golden era who wrote the Motion Picture Academy-sanctioned "50 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards" in 1978 and a number of updates ending in 2008 with "80...
  • Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies has died

    03/06/2017 11:42:28 AM PST · by freedomson · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | March 6, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    TCM’s general manager Jennifer Dorian released a statement saying, “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years. He joined us as an expert on classic film and grew to be our cherished colleague and esteemed ambassador for TCM.
  • Tommy Page, ‘I’ll Be Your Everything’ Singer, Dies at 46

    03/05/2017 9:45:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, March 4, 2017
    Former musician was found dead of an apparent suicideTommy Page, the singer known for his 1990 hit “I’ll Be Your Everything,” died Friday, the Associated Press reports. He was 46. Page, who after his music career became publisher of Billboard magazine, was found dead of an apparent suicide in New York, according to Billboard.com editorial director Denise Warner. Billboard Entertainment Group president John Amato said, “We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Tommy Page.”
  • Ned Garver, 20-Game Winner for the 102-Loss Browns, Dies at 91

    02/28/2017 12:20:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 28, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Ned Garver, the only pitcher in American League history to win at least 20 games in a season for a ball club that lost at least 100 times, achieving the feat for the 1951 St. Louis Browns, died on Sunday in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91.
  • Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

    02/26/2017 8:25:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 106 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 Feb 2017
    Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61 Actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from surgery, People magazine reported.
  • Joseph Wapner, America's first reality TV judge, dies at 97

    02/26/2017 11:43:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    WXII ^ | February 26, 2017
    Wapner debuted on the television series in 1981 and remained on the "The People's Court" for 12 years. He was technically America's first reality television star. Wapner was described as energetic and opinionated. He reviewed thousands of court cases during his career. Before his stint as a TV star, he served as a judge on the LA County Superior Court for 20 years.
  • Slate writer takes heat for Colmes obit

    02/25/2017 3:26:53 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Joe Concha
    Slate magazine’s obituary for longtime Fox News political commentator Alan Colmes is catching considerable backlash on social media. “Alan Colmes, Buffoon and Patsy, Was Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling,” wrote Slate’s Isaac Chotiner, a senior staff writer and former editor of The New Republic. Colmes died this week at the age of 66 due to lymphoma. “Colmes was the most absurd, useless, and mocked television personality in America for many years, precisely because he was nice. In the context of Fox News, being a nice guy — and a ‘liberal’ nice guy at that — meant being a buffoon, and...
  • Oldest surviving officer in Battle of Iwo Jima dies

    02/23/2017 12:29:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 2-20-17 | By Mike Vasilinda
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The oldest surviving officer from the Battle of Iwo Jima has died. Lt. Gen. Larry Snowden died over the weekend at the age of 95 in the state Capitol. Those who knew him called him a Marine's Marine, and a general's general. Snowden was a 23-year-old captain, commanding 200 men at Iwo Jima. Snowden told News4Jax in 2013 that one of WWII’s most famous battles was far different than the romanticized version. “I've read many accounts that says when the flag went up, the troops all over the island stood up and cheered. No way," Snowden said....
  • Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66

    02/23/2017 7:47:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 130 replies
    foxnews ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | fox
    Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness. Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement:
  • Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66

    02/23/2017 6:53:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 23 2017 9:26 AM
    Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness. Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement:Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.Bill Hemmer announced the sad news this morning on...
  • Alan Colmes Dead: Fox News Contributor

    02/23/2017 6:24:16 AM PST · by GRRRRR · 117 replies
    02/23/17 | GRRRRR
    Hannity's former partner passes.
  • BREAKING: Fox News contributor Alan Colmes dies aged 66

    02/23/2017 6:44:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 23, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Alan Colmes passed away Thursday morning at the age of 66 He was one of the few liberal commentators to appear on Fox News Colmes is survived by his wife, Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley, who is a professor at Rutgers University His former Fox News co-host Sean Hannity shares the news on Thursday, calling Colmes 'one of the nicest, kindest, and most generous people'
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate, dies at 93

    02/21/2017 6:14:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Euan Kerr
    Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died. He was 93. Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to lead what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.
  • Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

    02/20/2017 9:20:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84. “He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.” He wrote...
  • Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69

    02/18/2017 5:52:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    ny times ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States, reshaping the nation’s social and political landscapes and inflaming one of the most divisive controversies of the past half-century, died on Saturday in Katy, Tex. She was 69. Ms. McCorvey died of heart failure in an assisted-living home, said Joshua Prager, a New York journalist who has written about her for Vanity Fair and is working on a book about the Roe v. Wade decision.
  • Norma McCorvey, of Roe v. Wade fame, dies in Katy at 69

    02/18/2017 3:12:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2017 | Keri Blakinger
    Norma McCorvey, the Texas woman behind the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69. She died of heart failure, according to a journalist close to her. McCorvey was 22 and unmarried when she unwittingly gained national fame as the pseudonymous lead plaintiff in the watershed Supreme Court ruling that allowed women to seek abortions in the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
  • Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies outside Houston

    02/18/2017 10:37:57 AM PST · by bgill · 27 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | Liz Farmer
    Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, died Saturday outside Houston at age 69, The Washington Post reports. McCorvey was 22 when she sought a way out for an unwanted pregnancy, becoming Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion. She died at an assisted-living facility in Katy due to a heart ailment, journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about the case, confirmed her death to The Post.
  • Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away: She Never Had an Abortion and Became Pro-Life

    02/18/2017 11:16:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 02-18-17 | Steven Ertelt
    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away: She Never Had an Abortion and Became Pro-Life National   Steven Ertelt   Feb 18, 2017   |   2:10PM    Washington, DC Share this story: Norma McCorvey, who was the Jane Roe of the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case legalizing virtually unlimited abortions, passed away today. McCorvey never had an abortion and eventually became pro-life and dedicated her life to overturning the horrible Supreme Court decision that bared her pseudonym. McCorvey died today at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.McCorvey never wanted an...
  • Legendary Wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff has died at age 74.

    02/18/2017 10:50:52 AM PST · by PallMal · 13 replies
    People.com ^ | Februaray 18, 2017 | Dave Quinn
    Ivan Koloff, knowing among wrestling fans as “The Russian Bear,” has died. He was 74.
  • Former GOP House leader, Illinois Rep. Bob Michel has died at 93

    02/17/2017 6:33:55 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/17/2017
    WASHINGTON — A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93. Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats was critical in helping Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pursue their agendas during their presidential terms.
  • George 'The Animal' Steele, WWE legend and Hall of Famer, Dies At Age 79

    02/17/2017 10:18:43 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 5 minutes ago | by Denny Burkholder
    <p>Hall of Fame wrestler George “The Animal” Steele has died, according WWE.</p> <p>Steele, real name Jim Myers, had been battling health problems for years, including kidney failure. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before his death.</p> <p>Portraying a green-tongued, bald-headed wildman, Steele was known for “eating” turnbuckles -- ripping them open with his teeth and throwing the shredded padding at opponents. He enjoyed his greatest fame near the end of his three-decade career as part of the 1980s WWE (then WWF) roster that included stars like Andre the Giant, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.</p>
  • LTG Hal Moore passed away

    02/11/2017 4:36:35 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 31 replies
    Army WTF Moments ^ | February 11, 2017 | unknown
    LTG Hal Moore has passed away last night at age 94. He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized as a Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the week-long Battle of Ia Drang.
  • 'We Were Soldiers' hero passes; the celebrated life story of a soldier, a leader, a father

    02/11/2017 1:00:52 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 82 replies
    oanow.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Troy Turner
    Two weeks ago, a senior commander with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, serving in battle-hardened Afghanistan, sent a letter to Auburn, Alabama. It was addressed to a national hero. “You are a true legend…and continue to inspire the troops of today, all across the globe,” he wrote. “We hold one of your edicts close to our hearts – ‘No second-place trophies.’ The winning spirit is alive and well.” A few months earlier, movie stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn made a special trip to Auburn for the sole purpose of seeing this same hero. He and Gibson had met...
  • Chavo Guerrero Sr. dies of liver cancer (great professional wrestler)

    02/11/2017 2:29:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | February 11, 2017 | Greg Oliver
    Chavo Guerrero Jr. announced today that his father, Chavo Guerrero Sr. -- or Chavo Classic as he was known as in WWE while accompanying his son to the ring -- died from liver cancer on February 11. He was 68. "As believer in Christ Jesus, he is now in Paradise. Today is a Sad day in the Guerrero Family," wrote Guerrero Jr. in an Instagram post. Guerrero Sr. had been diagnosed with liver cancer in early January.
  • Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87...

    02/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87 after amassing a fortune worth $6BILLION Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement saying Ilitch died on Friday at a local hospital. They called him a visionary who set the tone for his company and his family. 'He made such a positive...
  • 'Relieved' Family Publishes Honest Obituary for 'Evil' Texas Man

    02/10/2017 2:19:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 at 3:01 PM | Ben Hooper
    A Texas family had the last laugh against a less-than-beloved relative when they published a brutally honest obituary that "proves that evil does in fact die." The family of late Galveston man Leslie Ray Charping published an obituary on the website of Carnes Funeral Home that declined to pull any punches after the man died at the age of 75 -- "which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved." The obituary says Charping "leaves behind two relieved children" as well as "six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors,...
  • Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch dead at 71.... after succumbing to pancreatic cancer

    02/07/2017 4:09:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 78 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | Daily Mail Staff
    Richard Hatch who was best known for playing Captain Apollo on TV series battlestar Galactica has died. The actor was 71. He passed away in hospice care after battling pancreatic cancer, his family told TMZ Tuesday. Hatch started his career in the daytime soap All My Children in 1970 and in 1978 landed the role in the original Battlestar Galactica that ran for one season and earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
  • Irwin Corey, comic who styled himself the World’s Foremost Authority, dies at 102

    02/07/2017 6:41:57 AM PST · by Borges · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/2017 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Irwin Corey, the comic maestro who endeared himself to generations of audiences as the World’s Foremost Authority, whose nonsensical monologues aped blowhard pundits, pompous academics and other know-it-alls, died Feb. 6 at his home in Manhattan. He was 102. His son, painter, songwriter, singer and comedian Richard Corey, quipped that his father died “peacefully, at home, surrounded by his son.” Under the moniker Professor Corey, the self-described rebel comedian spent eight decades perfecting a mock-intellectual routine laced with malapropisms and non sequiturs.
  • David Axelrod Dead at 83

    02/05/2017 10:30:44 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 20 replies
    Exclaim ^ | 2/5/17 | Josiah Hughes
    Legendary American composer, producer and A&R rep David Axelrod has reportedly died at the age of 83. While details on his passing are currently unknown, multiple parties have come forth to mourn the lost artist. Axelrod made his name working at Capitol Records, producing other artists and releasing a dozen albums of his own. His ability to combine soul, jazz and rock elements made him an integral figure in musical history.
  • Sadness: A clarinet legend has died (Gervase de Peyer)

    02/05/2017 9:19:00 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | February 4, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    We have been informed by close friends of the death of Gervase de Peyer, the foremost British clarinet player of his time. Gervase was 90. A founder of the Melos Ensemble, with whom he recorded extensively, Gervase was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 1973. He was also a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an influential teacher.
  • JOHN HURT 'ELEPHANT MAN' STAR REPORTEDLY DEAD

    01/27/2017 6:08:30 PM PST · by BBell · 51 replies
    John Hurt, who starred in a slew of hit movies, reportedly has died. Hurt, who appeared in "Alien," "V for Vendetta," "The Elephant Man," 'Harry Potter,' "Dr. Who" and "1984," died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to The Mirror. The actor was nominated twice for Academy Awards ... for "The Elephant Man" and "Midnight Express." One of his last movies has been getting lots of buzz ... he played the head of the israeli Mossad alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the Dan Berk film, "Damascus Cover." Hurt, a UK citizen, was knighted in 2015, the same year he learned he...
  • Mike Connors, who played hard-hitting private eye "Mannix," dies at 91

    01/26/2017 10:00:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/26/17
    Mike Connors, who starred as a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running television series “Mannix,” has died. He was 91. The actor died surrounded by family Thursday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital from complications of leukemia that had been diagnosed a week earlier, said his son-in-law, Mike Condon. “Mannix” ran for eight years on CBS beginning in 1967. Viewers were intrigued by the tall, smartly dressed, well-spoken detective who could mix it up with the burliest of thugs and leap on the hood of a racing car to prevent an escape. Episodes normally climaxed with a brawl that left...
  • Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks Dies at 69

    01/25/2017 12:51:21 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 45 replies
    People/Yahoo News ^ | 01-25-2017 | [People] Jordan Runtagh
    Drummer Butch Trucks, a founding member of iconic Southern rock outfit the Allman Brothers Band, died Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 69.
  • Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80

    01/25/2017 12:59:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    ny times ^ | January 25, 2017 | VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
    Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80. Her family said her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia. Ms. Moore faced more than her share of private sorrow, and she went on to more serious fare, including an Oscar-nominated role in the 1980 film “Ordinary People” as a frosty, resentful mother whose son has died. But she was most indelibly known as the incomparably spunky...
  • TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead At 80

    01/25/2017 11:43:57 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 125 replies
    TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday after being hospitalized in Connecticut, her rep confirmed to The Huffington Post. She was 80.
  • Gorden Kaye: 'Allo 'Allo!'s Rene Artois dies aged 75

    01/25/2017 12:11:47 AM PST · by Dajjal · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 January 2017 | Entertainment & Arts
    Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75. The star's former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning. Kaye played cafe owner Rene Artois on the hit show, which centred on the fictional exploits of resistance fighters in World War Two in German-occupied France. He appeared in all 84 episodes of the sitcom, as well as a stage version. [snip] Kaye's career almost came to an abrupt end in 1990 when he was critically injured in the Burns' Day storm....