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  • Prolific film and television actor Don Calfa dead at 76

    12/03/2016 6:40:30 AM PST · by day10 · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | Today | FN
    Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included "The Return of the Living Dead," ''Weekend at Bernie's" and "Barney Miller," has died. His publicist Michael Perez tells The Associated Press that Calfa died Thursday in Palm Springs of natural causes. Calfa died two days before his 77th birthday. The New York City native started out on Broadway in the 1960s. Calfa appeared in dozens of comedies, dramas and horror flicks, notably as the mortician Ernie Kaltenbrunner in "The Return of the Living Dead." Calfa worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg ("1941"), Martin Scorsese ("New York, New...
  • Another Wonderful Freeper - and Friend - has Passed.

    12/02/2016 5:34:38 AM PST · by sneakers · 84 replies
    I am so sad that I have to announce that our friend and fellow Freeper, PennsylvaniaMom, has passed this morning. Although most of us never met her in person, her sweet nature and sense of humor shone through in her posts. She was one of the first to join my Quinn and Rose morning show daily show list back in 2008. She was our 'weathergirl' regularly posting the Weather Bell posts. We went through children's weddings, our husbands' health problems and grandbabies births together. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandmother. I am crying as I post this. Rest...
  • Brady Bunch 'mom' Florence Henderson dies aged 82: Beloved actress who played Carol Brady...

    11/25/2016 9:39:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Brady Bunch 'mom' Florence Henderson dies aged 82: Beloved actress who played Carol Brady passes away on Thanksgiving The Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson has died from heart failure late on Thanksgiving Day, aged 82. Henderson, who spent decades in the iconic role of Carol Brady, died surrounded by family and friends at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her manager Kayla Pressman said. She was admitted to hospital on Wednesday. TV's favorite sitcom mom, the actress was best known for The Brady Bunch which first aired in 1969 and continued in one form or another right up to...
  • Sharon Jones, Powerful Voice of Soul With the Dap-Kings, Dies at 60

    11/18/2016 8:20:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | STEVE KENNY
    Sharon Jones, the soul singer and powerful voice of the band the Dap-Kings, died on Friday of pancreatic cancer that had been in remission but returned last year. She was 60. Ms. Jones’s death was confirmed by Judy Miller Silverman, her publicist. She said Ms. Jones was surrounded by members of the Dap-Kings and other loved ones when she died. She continued performing throughout the summer, even while undergoing chemotherapy that she said caused neuropathy in her feet and legs and restricted her movements onstage. But Ms. Jones remained undeterred. “Getting out on that stage, that’s my therapy,” Ms. Jones...
  • Long term Freeper Steve0113 has passed away.

    10/24/2016 3:20:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    We have heard from his brother that Steve0113 (Stephen Burke) has passed away. Steve passed away from cancer and ESRD in September 2015. Steve's wife Nina0113 was also a FReeper and she passed away in 2011. The 0113 represents their wedding day, January 13. Prayers for their family and loved ones. Rest in peace, dear friends Nina and Steve. Godspeed.
  • Eddie Applegate, a Sweetheart on ‘The Patty Duke Show,’ Dies at 81

    10/19/2016 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Eddie Applegate, an actor best known for playing Patty Lane’s steadfast high school sweetheart on the 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was confirmed by his son Michael, who said Mr. Applegate had been living in a care facility after a stroke in 2013. Mr. Applegate was the third cast member from the show to die this year. Ms. Duke died in March, and William Schallert, who played her father, died in May. On the show, which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1966, Ms. Duke played identical cousins,...
  • Sheriff says Jackson County baby who was sexually assaulted dies from her injuries

    10/05/2016 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wchs.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jeffery Morris
    RIPLEY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said a 9-month-old baby girl who was sexually assaulted by a man has died from her injuries. The baby had been in critical condition at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where the child was being treated for trauma to her lower extremities and bruising to her face and head. Jackson County deputies called it the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades.
  • FReeper Dale Reed has passed away

    09/29/2016 2:45:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 210 replies
    September 29, 2016
    Received a message from his wife that Dale Reed has passed away. Dale was a long-term conservative activist and a FReeper since nearly the beginning of Free Republic. He was one of the founding members of our Southern California Chapter. Dale and his wife and several members from Southern California were present at the 1998 picnic and meeting in Fresno where our activism efforts through chapters were basically born. Dale was a good man, a patriot and great supporter of FR and our conservative activism efforts and will be greatly missed. Prayers for his wife and family. May his soul...
  • Freda Rosen, Actress on a Memorable Episode of 'The Honeymooners,' Dies at 87

    09/23/2016 6:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Mike Barns
    She portrayed Rita Wedemeyer, the glamorous new wife of Ralph's co-worker. Freda Rosen, who as the blond bombshell Rita Wedemeyer is embarrassingly fawned over by Jackie Gleason and Art Carney on a classic episode of The Honeymooners, has died. She was 87. A resident of Beverly Hills for more than 50 years, Rosen died Sunday, her family announced. Her husband was TV writer Arnie Rosen, who won five Emmy Awards for his work on The Phil Silvers Show and The Carol Burnett Show. He died in 1980. In The Honeymooners episode "Alice and the Blonde," which first aired in June...
  • Sound of Music 'Liesl' actress Charmian Carr dies

    09/18/2016 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | September 18, 2016 | staff
    American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the film The Sound of Music, has died aged 73. Carr died in Los Angeles after complications from a rare form of dementia, her representative said. In her role in the 1965 film, she famously performed the song Sixteen Going on Seventeen. After leaving the film industry, Carr ran an interior design firm in California. Her mother had arranged for her to audition for the role, although she had had no singing or acting lessons. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music was a massive hit, at...
  • FReeper smoothsailing (Rusty) has passed away

    09/14/2016 1:02:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 156 replies
    September 14, 2016 | jazusamo
    Mrs. smoothsailing contacted me today to relate that longtime FReeper smoothsailing passed away yesterday, 9-13-16 of pancreatic cancer. Smoothsailing will be missed here at FR, he was a staunch conservative, a true patriot and a gentleman. He was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pennsylvania. On his homepage he said "I'M A DAMN PROUD VIETNAM VETERAN" and he surely was. Rest In Peace, my FRiend. One day we'll meet on the other side. smoothsailing's homepage
  • Woman in famous VJ Day 'Kiss' photo dies aged 92

    09/11/2016 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    bbc.com ^ | September 11, 2016 | staff
    The woman kissed by a sailor in an iconic photograph marking the end of World War Two has died aged 92. Greta Zimmer Friedman died of pneumonia at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, her son Joshua Friedman said. Ms Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant when she was grabbed and kissed by George Mendonsa in New York's Times Square on 14 August 1945.
  • Tribute thread for WVKayaker

    08/18/2016 6:00:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 91 replies
    August 18, 2016 | by Mark17
    It has been reported by Mark17 that his brother-in-law WVKayaker passed away on August 8, 2016. Mark17 wrote: His full name was Walter Page Noe. He preferred to be called Page. He was born in September of 1947 and died Aug 8, 2016, at Brokenshire Memorial Hospital in Davao City, Philippines. My wife and his, are sisters. I am the one who introduced them together. I havenÂ’t looked at his profile page lately, but he probably has some pictures on it, with his wife Marlene. She is my sister in law, as my lovely wife Menierva, is her younger sister....
  • Kenny Baker, the R2-D2 Robot in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 81

    08/13/2016 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | LIAM STACK
    Kenny Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six “Star Wars” films, died on Saturday. He was 81. His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Lucasfilm, the company that created and produces the enormously popular “Star Wars” franchise. Mr. Baker was a little person whose adult height was widely reported to be 3 feet, 8 inches. He referred to his short stature as “my height difficulties” in an autobiographical sketch on his official website, but it would have been impossible for a taller man to play the role that made him famous....
  • LIVE:Trump Rallies 8/10/2016 Abingdon, VA @ 3pm and Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 7pm ET

    08/10/2016 3:49:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 933 replies
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. The live stream coverage will begin at 3:00 PM ET. Abingdon, VA Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA Wednesday, August 10, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the BB&T Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 7:00 PM...
  • JERRY DOYLE DEAD AT 60

    07/28/2016 9:51:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 83 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/28/16 | TMZ
    Actor Jerry Doyle, also a talk host, has died at 60
  • Message from "Basil"'s family (Basil has passed 7/22)

    05/07/2016 12:03:13 PM PDT · by pesto · 188 replies
    Dear Freepers Basil, suffered a stroke in early January. It left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to speak. She's got very limited speech and her mental faculties are diminished. She spent many weeks in a therapeutic hospital but when it became apparent that her condition wouldn't improve, our family decided she'd be much happier at home. Hopefully we can minimize her suffering and keep her comfortable. Please pray for her, and Mr. Basil who is an amazing care giver and hasn't left her side.
  • FReeper MeekMom (Kristin) has passed away

    07/23/2016 9:56:45 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 150 replies
    July 23, 2016 | BigSkyFreeper
    Many FReepers who frequent the Canteen threads might know MeekMom (known to many as Kristin). MeekMom passed away on July 15, 2016, at the age of 50. She was born March 11, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN and passed away at home in Valparaiso, IN of natural causes. Besides her sweet and loving Maine Coon cat Elsa, who lived with her, she leaves behind one son, her parents, one brother and one sister; as well as a niece and nephew who she loved dearly. She also leaves behind countless friends she made over the years online. But she spoke often of...
  • Anton Yelchin, Star Trek actor, dies at 27

    06/19/2016 2:29:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    ew.com ^ | June 19.2016 | Ariana Bacle •
    Anton Yelchin died Sunday morning in “fatal traffic collision,” his representative confirmed to EW. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office told PEOPLE that his body “was found pinned between a car and a gate at a home in Studio City, California” and that an exact cause of death will not be announced until the autopsy is complete. He was 27.
  • Last Priest from Dachau Concentration Camp Dies at 102

    06/14/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    altetia.org ^ | June 14, 2016 | John Burger
    The last Catholic priest to have been imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp has died at age 102. Father Hermann Scheipers was a young priest in 1940 when he was arrested by the Nazis and taken to the camp, near Munich. Dachau had a large population of priests: some 95% of the 2,720 clergymen imprisoned there were Catholic. Father Scheipers died June 2 in Ochtrup in Münsterland, the same town where he was born on July 24, 1913. His work among young people, soon after his ordination, drew the attention of the Nazis. An obituary at KNA, a German Catholic...
  • Freeper Doomonyou has passed away

    06/05/2016 4:33:11 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 122 replies
    FR | Head | Jeff
    I just received a call from Mrs. Doomonyou. Doomonyou passed away a couple of weeks ago. She asked me to post a thread on FR regarding his passing. Here is his original prayer thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3354877/posts Jeff (Doomonyou) was a patriotic, God-fearing American who believed in God in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ and trusted in them implicitly. Both he and his wife were unbelievable prayer warriors for me, and since finding out about his condition, I have been for them. He set an example in his fight for life for all to follow, which has touched many hearts. He...
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 314 replies
    6-3-2016
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, dies at 78

    05/31/2016 11:08:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    cnn.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lisa Respers France, CNN
    (CNN)Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife's website. She was 78.
  • Actress Beth Howland, who played Vera on 'Alice,' dies at 74

    05/25/2016 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | ap
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and ‘80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. She was 74. Her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, told The Associated Press that Howland died Dec. 31 of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California. He said there had been no announcement, funeral or memorial service because that’s how she wanted it. “That was her choice,” he said.
  • Nick Menza, ex-Megadeth Drummer, Dies After Collapsing on Studio City Stage

    05/22/2016 7:25:48 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    KTLA ^ | 5-22-16 | fr. CNN Wire
    Nick Menza, who played on many of Megadeth’s most successful albums, died after he collapsed on stage during a show. He was 51. Menza was into the third song with his new band Ohm when he collapsed late Saturday night, said Ohm’s manager Steve Bauer. Paramedics couldn’t revive him. The band was playing at The Baked Potato, in Studio City, California. “The group’s bassist texted me last night after it happened,” Bauer told CNN. “We are all still in shock.” Officials haven’t released a cause of death. Alongside Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, Megadeth makes up metal’s “Big Four.” And for...
  • Morley Safer, CBS news legend, dies at 84

    05/19/2016 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | May 19 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the newsmagazine "60 Minutes," has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in "60 Minutes" history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March. CBS announced Safer's retirement last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective about his career on Sunday. The timing of the announcement was partly due to Safer's poor health.
  • SHOCKING News The Cause Of Death For Singer Prince Was Full Blown AIDS!

    04/28/2016 11:01:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    TNNRaw ^ | April 28, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    SHOCKING News The Cause Of Death For Singer Prince Was Full Blown AIDS! video only on link
  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    metv.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | metvstaff
    Madeleine Sherwood performed Tennessee Williams dramas on stage and screen, and worked with legendary film director Elia Kazan. Her Broadway roles included The Crucible, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Camelot — roles that any actor would envy. However, the Quebec native is perhaps best known for running a convent of nuns in Puerto Rico on television. For three seasons, Sherwood portrayed Reverend Mother Superior Placido on The Flying Nun, the charming, quirky 1960s sitcom that sent Sally Field soaring to a new level of stardom. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Sherwood has died at the age of...
  • American future: 55 million Latinos in U.S., one-third under 18 (Breathtaking Numbers)

    04/22/2016 7:07:49 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-22-2016 | Paul Bedard
    There are 55.3 million Latinos in America, nearly triple the 1980 population, and those under 18 years old are the largest group, a demographic fact likely to influence the future of the country, according to Census figures. The new report helps to complete the picture of the U.S. immigration population, which previous reports pegged at 61 million. According to Pew, 35.3 million, or 64 percent of the total number of the Latino immigrant population are Mexican-origin. A 2008 Pew report said that more than half of the immigrants from Mexico were illegally in the United States.
  • Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of 'Star Wars' Character Admiral Ackbar, Dies at 93

    04/06/2016 6:56:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nbc.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | AP
    Erik Bauersfeld, who turned three words from a minor acting role — "It's a trap!" — into one of the most beloved lines of the "Star Wars" series, has died. His manager, Derek Maki, says the performer died Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California, at the age of 93.
  • Oscar-Winning Actress Patty Duke Is Dead at 69

    03/29/2016 11:03:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    nbc.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, who hit the trifecta of stardom with her turns on TV, in the movies, and on Broadway, is dead. Duke, who was 69, died due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine, her managers said. "I love you Mom," one of her actor sons, Sean Astin, said in a statement confirming his mother's death. The Queens-born daughter of a troubled cashier and alcoholic cab driver, Duke overcame a dark childhood to become one of the Hollywood's most respected actresses and president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.
  • Sesame Street actor David Smyrl dies from lung cancer at 80 years old

    03/25/2016 4:47:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 25, 2016 | Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    David Smyrl, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Mr Handford, the retired firefighter who ran Hooper's Store on Sesame Street, has died. He was 80. Smyrl was diagnosed with lung cancer in January, his wife, Cheryl, said. He died on Tuesday at Lankenau Medical Center outside Philadelphia. 'He was funny,' Cheryl Smyrl said. 'I could say so many good things about him. He was loved by so many people. He was a mentor to a lot of children. He was a family man, loyal, true and faithful.' A north Philadelphia native born on September 12, 1935, Smyrl...
  • Scottish ski coach killed in Alps

    03/11/2016 10:44:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | bbc
    An "amazing" Scottish ski coach has died in an accident in the Alps. Aaron McLean, a co-founder of off-piste group British Freeride, is thought to have been instructing young skiers in the French mountain resort of Avoriaz when he died on Thursday afternoon. Mr McLean, 26, went to school in Edinburgh and learned to ski at Hillend. Snowsport Scotland said he was "a man of great enthusiasm and infectious energy".
  • Kansas mom dies days after giving birth to triplets

    03/09/2016 1:07:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 8, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    A Kansas mom of five who had just given birth to triplets died minutes after she arrived home from the hospital. Casi Rott, 36, was briefly reunited with her two older daughters at the family’s rural farm — which she hadn’t seen in months because she stayed with family closer to the hospital toward the end of her high-risk pregnancy — on Feb. 8. “That day was the happiest I’d ever seen her,” her husband, Joey, told the Kansas City Star of the reunion. But just after she walked through the door, she started having severe chest pains, brought on...
  • Freeper Fivetoes Passed Away Last Night

    03/05/2016 12:37:23 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 109 replies
    March 5, 2016
    Fellow Freeper, Tom Buchanan,(Fivetoes)had a heart attack and passed away this morning. He will be missed.
  • Country singer Joey Feek dead at 40

    03/04/2016 7:09:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | foxnews
    Joey Feek, who rose to fame as a member of the soulful husband-and-wife country duo Joey + Rory, died Friday, according to her husband’s blog. She was 40 years old. Feek made headlines in recent months as her husband, Rory, blogged on behalf of the couple about their experiences as she fought cervical cancer that eventually spread to her colon. When the songstress’ cancer spread in October 2015, she informed fans that she was stopping treatment. She entered hospice care in early November, and Rory kept fans up-to-date in the months that followed.
  • Father Bill Carmody, outspoken Catholic priest in the Colorado Springs area, remembered as...

    02/25/2016 7:27:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    gazette.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Ryan Maye Handy
    FULL TITLE: Father Bill Carmody, outspoken Catholic priest in the Colorado Springs area, remembered as champion of youth and faith A devoted sports fan; often the loudest man on the court or the field. A church leader. A shy man who loved working with kids. A great hugger. When word spread Tuesday that Father Bill Carmody had died, his friends and parishioners remembered him as all of these things. Carmody, 58, died in his sleep late Monday night after a long battle with cancer. The beloved Catholic priest left behind him a legacy that stretches from Widefield schools to the...
  • Harper Lee dead at age of 89: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author passes away

    02/19/2016 10:09:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    al.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Connor Sheets
    Author Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," passed away in her sleep Friday morning at the age of 89, her family has confirmed. "This is a sad day for our family. America and the world knew Harper Lee as one of the last century's most beloved authors," Hank Conner, Lee's nephew and a spokesman for the family, said in a statement Friday morning. "We knew her as Nelle Harper Lee, a loving member of our family, a devoted friend to the many good people who touched her...
  • 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Child Star Tommy Kelly dead at 90

    02/10/2016 5:04:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 10, 2016 | fox
    Tommy Kelly, who played the titular boy hero in the 1938 movie "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died. He was 90. Kelly suffered congestive heart failure on Jan. 25 in Greensboro, N.C., his son announced Tuesday. Along with the adaptation of the Mark Twain novel for which he's best known, Kelly appeared in "Gone With the Wind," "He Walked By Night," and "The West Point Story" before retiring from Hollywood at age 25.
  • JRandomFreeper (Johnny) died at 4:33 pm, January 22, 2016.

    01/22/2016 4:14:32 PM PST · by Marcella · 547 replies
    Self | January 22, 2016 | Marcella
    JRandomFreeper (Johnny) died at 4:33 pm, January 22, 2016. He was 54 years old, his last birthday, October 13. 2015. He leaves two sisters, one brother, two daughters and five grandchildren. Johnny had hundreds (thousands?) of Freeper friends. His posts were sought after and were pithy to the max. He was the ultimate prepper, survivor, agriculture plant grower, electronic expert, and trained chef. If you were in trouble, he was the one you would want with you. He could make something useful out of almost nothing, or out of plain air - air is something - nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon...
  • 92-year-old World War II Navajo code talker dies in Utah

    01/16/2016 9:14:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A Navajo man who helped stump the Japanese during World War II using a code based on his native language has died in suburban Salt Lake City. Ernest Yazhe’s daughter Melissa Yazhe tells The Salt Lake Tribune that her 92-year-old father died of renal failure Tuesday. Yazhe joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 and became one of the hundreds of code talkers who played a vital combat role by transmitting battlefield messages in an unbreakable Navajo-based radio code.
  • Robert Banks Stewart (1931 - 2016) (Doctor Who)

    01/15/2016 10:59:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | January 15, 2016 | The Doctor Who Team
    We’re sad to report the death of Robert Banks Stewart, whom many Doctor Who fans will remember fondly as the creator of the Zygons. Aside from writing two Fourth Doctor adventures – Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom – he co-created the well-remembered Shoestring (1979–80) starring Trevor Eve as a detective on the edge, and created the enormously popular Jersey-based cop show, Bergerac (1981–89). He also scripted episodes of the most iconic series of the 60s and 70s including Danger Man, The Avengers, Callan and The Sweeney and served as a producer on huge hits such as...
  • Broadway, "Ghostbusters" actor David Margulies dies at 78

    01/15/2016 10:46:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2016 | cbs
    NEW YORK -- David Margulies, a veteran actor of the stage and screen, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and numerous film roles including the mayor in "Ghostbusters," has died. He was 78. Margulies died in New York on Monday, his agent Mary Harden said Tuesday. No cause of death was immediately available, she said. The Brooklyn-born Margulies made his Broadway debut in the 1973 revival of "The Iceman Cometh." He performed on Broadway a dozen more times, including as Roy Cohn in "Angels in America."
  • The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty dies at 74 after battle with cancer

    01/15/2016 10:23:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 15, 2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty has died at 74 following a battle with cancer. The '70s star passed away at his home in California's San Fernando Valley on Friday surrounded by friends and family, according to TMZ. The actor was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago after he underwent surgery for back pain. Scroll down for video The hirsute star, who famously was the real life friend of bears and wildcats, returned home after doctors, in the hospital where he was receiving treatment at, told him time was growing short. While home, Haggerty met...
  • David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69

    01/12/2016 1:55:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | January 11, 2016 | bbc
    Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69. A statement was issued on his social media accounts, saying he "died peacefully, surrounded by his family" after an "18-month battle with cancer". Tributes have been paid from around the world to the "extraordinary artist" whose last album was released days ago. Sir Paul McCartney described him as a "great star" who "played a very strong part in British musical history". Bowie's son Duncan Jones, who is a Bafta-winning film director, wrote on Twitter: "Very sorry and sad to...
  • David Bowie Dead

    01/10/2016 10:51:22 PM PST · by kik5150 · 370 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/10/2016 | THR
    David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.
  • Oregon musician traveling to Syria to sing for peace

    01/10/2016 12:05:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    kptv.com ^ | january 7, 2016
    It may sound crazy to some, but it's not the first time James Twyman has gone to a war torn area to sing and pray for peace. While it might be dangerous, James feels he has to do it. Twyman sings the Muslim prayer. It's just one of many prayers he puts to music from various religions when he sings for peace around the world. In the late 90's, Twyman performed in Baghdad amid fallout from Dessert Storm and he played in Syria a couple years ago. On Jan. 20, Twyman will travel to the Israeli-Syrian border to hold a...
  • Body of country singer Craig Strickland found after days of searching

    01/04/2016 12:37:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    foxnews ^ | Jan. 4, 2016
    <p>The body of country singer Craig Strickland was found on Monday, authorities confirmed to FOX411.</p> <p>Strickland was the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem. He disappeared during severe storms on Dec. 27 while on a duck hunting trip with friend Chase Morland.</p>
  • 'MASH' Star Wayne Rogers Dies at 82 ("Trapper" John McIntyre)

    12/31/2015 6:24:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 101 replies
    ETOnline via MSN ^ | 12/31/15 | Antoinette Bueno
    Actor Wayne Rogers died on Thursday from complications from pneumonia, his rep exclusively tells ET. He was 82 years old. Rogers, who hailed from Alabama, is best known for playing the role of Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in the classic television series M*A*S*H from 1972-1975. He also had recurring roles in City of Angels, House Calls, and Murder, She Wrote.
  • Globetrotter great Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

    12/29/2015 1:44:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    247sports.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Brad Crawford
    Meadowlark Lemon, the face of the Harlem Globetrotters for nearly 25 years, died on Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 83, according to The New York Times. Lemon, known as the "Clown Prince of basketball" for his hilarious pranks, played the game to entertain fans with excitement and flare, incorporating comedy routines between halfcourt hook shots, mesmerizing dribbling displays and no-look passes only he could make.