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  • Legendary broadcaster Gil Santos passes away at the age of 80

    04/19/2018 8:32:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 04/19/2018 | NBC Sports Boston Staff
    Legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos passed away today on his birthday at the age of 80. The long-time voice of the Pats served in the booth for a total of 36 years, mostly alongside former Patriots kicker Gino Cappelletti. Santos also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ-TV.
  • Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

    04/18/2018 9:03:45 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 22 replies
    Triblive.com ^ | 04/18/2018 | Tribune-Review
    Professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino has died at 82, WWE announced Wednesday. A sickly, malnourished immigrant boy when he first came to America, Sammartino transformed himself into one of the strongest men in the world, winning the respect and love of legions of immigrants who found hope in his message that hard work brings reward. “You just knew this guy was a nobody,” said Marty Lazzaro, a fan as a kid who became Sammartino's friend and spokesman in adulthood. “But he came here, worked hard, got big and strong and made something of himself. These people weren't just rooting for...
  • Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead (RIP)

    04/17/2018 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 18, 2018
    With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush's image was what she laughingly called "everybody's grandmother." But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy , an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president. Bush, 92, died Tuesday, shortly after her family announced she was in failing health and would decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” There were no details of her specific health problems. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush, five children (a...
  • Barbara Bush has died

    04/17/2018 4:41:08 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 380 replies
    ABC news ^ | 4/17/18
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  • R. Lee Ermey Passed Away

    04/15/2018 4:31:28 PM PDT · by musicman · 129 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-15-2018 | Twitter
    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
  • Art Bell Dead: Radio Host Dies, Cause of Death Unclear

    04/13/2018 11:03:19 PM PDT · by Revel · 208 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 04/14/18
    Radio host Art Bell – known for his conspiracy theories and interest in paranormal activity and UFOs – is dead, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Department in Nevada. “Community Announcement — Long time resident, and radio show host, Art Bell died today at 72 years old in his home in Pahrump Nevada,” the Sheriff’s Department has announced on Facebook. Few other details were provided. Sharon Wehrly, Nye County Sheriff, said that Bell passed away on April 13, 2018, adding that he was “best known for his conspiracy theories.” How did Bell die? That’s unknown, at least for now. He...
  • Radio host Art Bell passes away at 72

    04/14/2018 7:24:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | April 14, 2018 | Brenda Yahm
    PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) - Longtime Pahrump resident and radio host Arthur Bell died Friday at the age of 72, according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office.
  • WWE Hall of Famer ‘Luscious’ Johnny Valiant dies after being struck by pickup truck

    04/05/2018 3:51:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | Cindy Boren and Jacob Bogage
    “Luscious” Johnny Valiant, a wrestling star of the 1970s and ’80s and a Hall of Famer, died Wednesday of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a pickup truck as he crossed a busy street in Ross Township, Pa. The 71-year-old, whose real name was Thomas M. Sullivan, was pronounced dead at Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side, WWE announced Wednesday night. The accident occurred at about 5:30 a.m., Ross Detective Brian Kohlhepp told Triblive.com.
  • Winnie Mandela Dead at 81

    04/02/2018 9:40:16 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 86 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 April 2018 | BBC
    South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says...
  • Rusty Staub, beloved Mets icon, dead at 73

    03/29/2018 5:39:06 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/29/18 | Bill Madden
    In every way, Rusty Staub, the beloved Mets' hitting icon, who passed away early Thursday morning at age 73, was bigger than life — a bigger-than-life baseball personality, humanitarian, gourmet chef, wine connoisseur, friend-to-all and, to the fans of Montreal, quite simply, "Le Grand Orange." snip Staub died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida, due to multiple organ failure. He was initially admitted with pneumonia, dehydration and an infection and had spent the last eight weeks in the hospital. He would have turned 74 on Sunday.
  • Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

    03/26/2018 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/26/18 | Emanuella Grinberg and Amir Vera
    (CNN)Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court case that ended segregation in schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said. Brown died Sunday afternoon in Topeka, Kansas, Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel spokesman Tyson Williams said. She was 75 years old. Brown was 9 years old when her father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll her at Sumner Elementary School, then an all-white school in Topeka, Kansas.
  • H. Wayne Huizenga, South Florida business titan, dead at 80

    03/23/2018 9:49:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 3/23/18 | Mike Clary, Marcia Heroux Pounds and Craig Davis
    H. Wayne Huizenga, whose restless entrepreneurial spirit led him to become the only U.S. businessman to three Fortune 500 companies, has died. He was 80. “He succumbed to a decades-long battle with cancer. He was treated for cancer for years,” said Bob Henninger, executive vice president for Huizenga Holdings. “He fought a great fight. He died quietly.” ....In creating companies including Waste Management, Blockbuster and AutoNation, Huizenga earned a reputation as a corporate alchemist... ....Huizenga was famously disciplined and demanding, determined to outwork competitors and inspire employees. He could have fun, too. AutoNation’s Jackson has spoken in published interviews about...
  • Frank Avruch, who played Bozo the Clown for 11-years, passes away aged 89 after battling...

    03/22/2018 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Frank Avruch, who played Bozo the Clown for 11-years, passes away aged 89 after battling heart disease - leaving behind his wife and two sons Beloved TV host and children's entertainer, Frank Avruch, who played Bozo the Clown in the eponymous television program for over a decade, has died in Boston at the age of 89. Aside from his portrayal of Bozo, Avruch was a television personality in Boston for over 40 years, hosting shows like 'Man About Town' and 'The Great Entertainment.' He was also an active philanthropist. The entertainer was a UNICEF Ambassador and toured the...
  • Toys 'R' Us founder Charles Lazarus dies

    03/22/2018 3:21:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Chris Isidore and Julia Horowitz
    Charles Lazarus, who founded Toys "R" Us 70 years ago, died Thursday, a week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations. Lazarus, 94, no longer held a stake in the chain. He started the company in 1948 when he was 25, anticipating that the post-war baby boom would create demand for baby supplies and toys. He remained CEO until 1994. "He was the father of the toy business," said Michael Goldstein, who succeed him as CEO. "He knew the toys and loved the toys and loved the kids who would shop in the...
  • TV personality who played Bozo the Clown dies at 89....8^(

    03/22/2018 6:43:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | 03-22-2018 | Staff
    BOSTON — A longtime television personality who played a beloved clown had died, according to family. WCVB-TV says 89-year-old Frank Avruch, who played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, has died. Avruch was a contributor to the station for over 40 years as a host of "Man About Town," and "The Great Entertainment." He died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, and is survived by his wife Betty, two sons Matthew and Steven and several grandchildren. Avruch graduated from Boston University in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. He was an active philanthropist, and was a...
  • FDNY hero who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies at 45 of cancer

    03/18/2018 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A New York City firefighter, who heroically aided in the evacuation of hundreds of people in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 as the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history unfolded, has died. Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, died on Friday, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York. Phelan, family and friends told the New York Daily News, died from cancer linked to the toxic fumes at Ground Zero. He is one of more than 170 firefighters who have died as a result of an illness related to the attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001,...
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88

    03/16/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, has died at age 88, her office announced Thursday. “To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature. She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come," Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff, said in a statement. Slaughter had been hospitalized after suffering a concussion in her home, her office said earlier this week.
  • "Mind over Matter" Stephen Hawking; An Obituary by his friend Dr. Roger Penrose

    03/14/2018 8:19:50 AM PDT · by Voption · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2018 | Dr. Roger Penrose
    The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorized wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the controls, caught the public imagination, as a true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter. As with the Delphic oracle of ancient Greece, physical impairment seemed compensated by almost supernatural gifts, which allowed his mind to roam the universe freely, upon occasion enigmatically revealing some of its secrets hidden from ordinary mortal view.
  • Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair ...

    03/14/2018 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Anthony Joseph and Jessa Schroeder For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair as his children pay tribute to the professor's 'brilliance and humour' after he dies peacefully aged 76 Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 - more than 50 years after he was given just two years to live. The world's most celebrated scientist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed. Today the last pictures of Professor Hawking emerged and showed him out enjoying dinner in Mayfair...
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

    03/13/2018 8:56:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 172 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13, 2018
    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.