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  • Long Time FReeper bentfeather/soaring feather Has Passed Away. on 9-28-2017..RIP

    10/03/2017 8:10:12 PM PDT · by LUV W · 67 replies
    10-3-2017
    A long time FReeper and frequent poster in the Canteen has passed away. bentfeather/Soaring Featherdied on September 28, 2017Here is Her Obituary She also had a poetry thread here in Free Republic for several years."Of Broomsticks and Thistles and old bones that rattle down old dirt roads driving rusty old jalopies white with dust and time while grey headed ghosts turn with a grin a toothy smile he smiles at the two of them he looks straight thru them as an xray machine and counts the vertabre line by line quickly he turns with a jerk and a shout...
  • Report: Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

    10/02/2017 2:39:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    rolling stone ^ | October 2 2017 | Kory Grow, Andy Greene
    Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support. CBS originally confirmed Petty's...
  • Senator Pardek, Rest in peace

    09/26/2017 1:13:15 PM PDT · by Askel5 · 45 replies
    Dennis F. has passed. I don't anything else yet but I'm sure he's appreciate the thoughts of those of us who knew him. Let's stay on-topic, shall we ... as he's have wished, I'm sure.
  • FReeper Jonah Johansen Passed Away

    09/22/2017 7:22:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 43 replies
    nuconvert | 9-22-17
    FReeper Jonah Johansen passed away very suddenly, unexpectedly on Sept 10, 2017. He was very intelligent, a political junkie, a lover of animals (especially cats), a Christian, a Bluegrass, Bob Dylan & Steely Dan fan, a philosopher, avid reader, WoW gamer, and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, 2 dogs and a cat. He will be missed by all who befriended him.
  • Second Dubia Cardinal Dies

    09/06/2017 8:53:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    church millitant ^ | Sept, 6, 2017 | Rodney Pelletier
    Cdl. Carlo Caffarra dies at 79 BOLOGNA (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signers of the Dubia and former head of the archdiocese of Bologna, Italy, has died at the age of 79. Caffarra, along with Cdl. Raymond Burke, Cdl. Walter Brandmüller and Cdl. Joachim Meisner sent a document, called Dubia ("questions" in Latin) in September 2016 in response to Pope Francis' document Amoris Laetitia. They asked the Holy Father to clear up some points in paragraphs 300–305 in Chapter 8 which liberal bishops have been using to allow the civilly divorced and remarried to receive Holy Communion...
  • Dick Gregory Has Passed

    08/19/2017 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 169 replies
    instagram ^ | August 19, 2017 | Dick Gregory instagram
    therealdickgregory It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days - Christian Gregory
  • 2 Kissimmee Officers Shot to Death in Osceola Co., Officials Say (Update: One Killed, One Critical)

    08/18/2017 8:27:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies
    WFTS ^ | Friday, August 18, 2017 | WFTS Webteam
    One suspect is in custody after two Kissimmee Police Department officers have been shot to death, according to officials. The shooting took place in the area of Cypress Street around 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dies at 81

    08/08/2017 2:00:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | 08/08/2017 | Andrew Barker
    Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died Tuesday. He was 81. In 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news.
  • The Greatest Generation Just lost another Hero

    07/20/2017 8:42:54 PM PDT · by slouper · 69 replies
    Me | 08/20/17 | SCB
    I just wanted to let the community know that my Dad past away last night at 95 years . He was an American hero, a World War II B17 pilot with the 8th Air Force 379th Bomb Group out of Kimbolton Airfield England. He flew 25 missions and returned to be an B29 flight instructor at Roswell New Mexico. He became a petroleum engineer after graduating from OU and travelled the world with his family drilling wells for Mobil Oil and providing energy for all of us. BTW, I asked him about the Roswell incident , he was there at...
  • ‘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...
  • Goodbye... (Freeper lafroste has passed)

    04/23/2017 9:55:42 AM PDT · by lafroste · 149 replies
    I regret to announce that Frosty, the owner of this account passed away last Friday night. This is his son posting this final thread. Thank you all for this wonderful outlet of news from which has sparked many conversations between me and my father. He will be missed.
  • ...Erin Moran after actress who played feisty teenager Joanie Cunningham dies aged 56 'of a...

    04/22/2017 10:49:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jenny Stanton and Abigail Miller and Alan Butterfield For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Henry Winkler and Ron Howard lead tributes to their Happy Days co-star Erin Moran after actress who played feisty teenager Joanie Cunningham dies aged 56 'of a suspected heroin overdose' Erin Moran, who shot to fame playing teenager Joanie Cunningham in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, has died age 56. Authorities found Moran’s body in Indiana following a call about an ‘unresponsive female at around 4pm Saturday. A source told DailyMail.com that Moran, who lived in a trailer park in New Salisbury, Indiana, died of a suspected heroin overdose. Her co-stars including Henry Winkler and Ron Howard were quick...
  • Announcement: FReeper Criminal Number 18F, Kevin O'Brian has passed away. [AKA Hognose}

    04/19/2017 2:29:53 AM PDT · by archy · 56 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | 18 April 2017 | Brenden O'Brien
    per the WeaponsMan Blog: I’m sorry to have to tell you all that my brother Kevin O’Brien, host of this blog, passed away peacefully this morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Let me start with some housekeeping. First, the email address hognosecommunity@comcast.net remains active and you may get more and better updates there. I say this because frankly I’m having trouble posting here. I don’t know Kevin’s WordPress password and I’m afraid that if I restart his computer, I will not be able to post any more because the password will not autofill. Therefore I can’t guarantee I...
  • Memorial Thread ~ FReeper Arrowhead1952 Went Home April 15, 2017 ~ 17 April 2017

    04/17/2017 1:01:16 AM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
    A FRiend
    ~ Memorial Thread ~ ~ FReeper Arrowhead1952 has gone Home ~~ April 15, 2017 ~ FReeper Arrowhead1952 was a 40 year veteran of the Army National Guard. Rest in Peace, John. Abide With Me Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. Not a brief...
  • Comedian Charlie Murphy Brother Of Eddie Murphy Gone At 57 After A Long Battle With Leukemia%21

    04/13/2017 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    TNN RAW 5 ^ | April 12, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Comedian Charlie Murphy Brother Of Eddie Murphy Gone At 57 After A Long Battle With Leukemia%21
  • Peter Hansen, General Hospital Actor, Dies at 95

    04/12/2017 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    people ^ | April 12, 2017 | STAFF
    Actor Peter Hansen, known for his role as lawyer and addiction counselor Lee Baldwin on General Hospital, has died at the age of 95. Hansen died Sunday in Santa Clarita, California, the General Hospital twitter account confirmed Tuesday. Though he made over 100 film and television appearances, Hansen was best known for his role as the stalwart Lee Baldwin on General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles. He appeared on the weekday soap opera from 1965 through 2004, making his last appearance at Lila’s (Anna Lee) funeral in 2004 and retiring from the screen thereafter. His character began as Port...
  • Guitarist John Geils Jr. of The J. Geils Band is found dead in his Massachusetts home at the age...

    04/12/2017 7:25:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 12, 2017 | Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Guitarist John Geils Jr. of The J. Geils Band is found dead in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71 Guitarist John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band known for such hits as 'Love Stinks,' ''Freeze Frame' and 'Centerfold,' has died in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. Following a welfare checkup, the 71-year-old was found unresponsive at his home i Groton, Massachusetts around 4pm on Tuesday. Authorities do not suspect foul play at the moment, and have said that 'a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes.'
  • Is Eaker an A$$?

    08/02/2003 1:09:03 AM PDT · by TheMom · 117 replies · 457+ views
    08/05/03 | TheMom
    Here it is, close to 2:00 a.m. on a Friday night. Eaker & I are having our usual BS discussions. At one point in our conversation I say to Eaker that he is an ass - a great person, but an ass non the less. Well, he totally disagrees with me, then dares me to post a survey thread on FR. So let me (and him) know what you think - is Eaker an ass or not? Please keep in mind at all times that there is NO DOUBT that he is a great & wonderful person and I love...
  • Freeper Eaker (Tom Eaker), has passed on.

    03/21/2017 10:01:53 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 356 replies
    3/21/2017 | various sources
    Beloved Texan Freeper, Tom Eaker (Eaker on FR), has left us. Prayers to family and friends in this most difficult time.
  • Sad news. Just received word that NYTexan passed away

    03/18/2017 8:06:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 309 replies
    Sad news. Just received word that NYTexan passed away today. I believe it was a heart attack, but I don't have details yet. Prayers up for his family and love ones. Godspeed, Dear Patriot. God bless,