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  • Joseph A. Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97

    02/26/2017 4:46:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    ny times ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | DAVE ITZKOFF
    Joseph A. Wapner, a California judge who became a widely recognized symbol of tough but fair-minded American jurisprudence during the 12 years he sat on the bench of the syndicated television show “The People’s Court,” died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97. His death was confirmed to The Associated Press by his son David. Judge Wapner had served for 20 years on the California Municipal and Superior Courts before becoming the occasionally irascible, highly watchable star of “The People’s Court,” a daytime series on which real-life plaintiffs and defendants from California small claims courts would...
  • 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:
  • Legendary Grammy Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Gone At Age 76!

    02/13/2017 6:38:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Legendary Grammy Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Gone At Age 76!
  • Only child of Det. Steven McDonald posts moving Facebook message to his dad

    02/08/2017 7:05:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Conor McDonald, 29, wasn’t born yet, when his father, Steven, suffered a catastrophic gunshot wound in the line of duty. He never knew what it was like to enjoy a bear hug with his dad or play a game of catch. But he certainly received immense love from his father, and their bond ran deep. “I’ll see you on the other side Daddio,” Conor posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon, several hours after Det. Steven McDonald was removed from life support. “I love you forever.” Conor McDonald posted a poignant photo of him kissing his dad’s forehead, while the elder McDonald...
  • 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.
  • Obituary for Matthew J. Pearce

    01/31/2017 6:28:23 AM PST · by NEMDF · 16 replies
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home ^ | January 30, 2017 | Unknown
    Obituary for Matthew Pearce Matthew James Pearce, 32, of Jacksonville, NC passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Matt was born August 6, 1984, in Hartford, CT and raised in Windsor Locks and East Hartford where he attended local schools and was a graduate of East Hartford High School Class of 2002. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. Matt proudly served as a Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 2014 after 12 years of dedicated service to his country. He...
  • Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

    01/22/2017 10:37:36 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | associated press
    Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.
  • In Mexico, gas is fueling the flames of revolt (Gasolinazo)

    01/26/2017 3:45:34 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 1/16/17 | Luis Romero
    Among serious responses, combating corruption is a favoured proposal. Peña Nieto recently apologised for the conflict of interest surrounding his wife’s purchase of a $US7 million home from a government contractor. And several high-profile members of his Revolutionary Institutional Party are facing criminal charges, including Javier Duarte, the ex-governor of Veracruz who went missing after being accused of embezzlement. Cutting government expenditure, some of which is spent on outrageous benefits for public officials, was another popular suggestion. Though Peña Nieto declared that the government had already cut expenditure by 190 billion pesos ($US8.8 billion) before raising gas prices, this information...
  • Founder Of World Star Hip Hop Website "Q" Dies At Age 43 Of Heart Attack!

    01/25/2017 1:17:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | January 24, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Founder Of World Star Hip Hop Website "Q" Dies At Age 43 Of Heart Attack! (Tommy's commentary on the death of Q)
  • 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...
  • Activist who was walking across America barefoot to raise awareness of climate change is hit.....

    01/22/2017 5:25:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 131 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 22, 2017 | Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Activist who was walking across America barefoot to raise awareness of climate change is hit and killed by SUV A man who was hiking across America barefoot on the side of highways to 'save the earth' was struck by a Buick SUV and died Saturday. Mark Baumer, 33, began his shoeless trek in October. His journey aimed to raise awareness and funds for the FANG Collective, a Rhode Island organization that supports nonviolent resistance to the natural gas industry. Florida Highway Patrol confirmed Baumer was hit on the side of Highway 90 in Walton County. He was pronounced...
  • Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

    01/15/2017 4:18:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | January 15, 2017 | John Blake and Chandrika Narayan, CNN
    CNN)Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial leader of one of the nation's largest megachurches, has died, according to the suburban Atlanta church he presided over. He was 63. Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Long was a national figure and one of the most innovative and polarizing pastors in the contemporary church. He was also a paradox. He was a preacher who led an infamous march against same-sex marriage and denounced homosexuality, but he also settled a lawsuit by four young men who said he...
  • Steven McDonald, NYPD Hero Cop Disabled On Duty, Dies At 59

    01/11/2017 5:15:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    patch.com ^ | January 10, 2017 | Simone Wilson
    MANHASSET, LONG ISLAND — Steven McDonald, who became one of the NYPD's most widely recognized heroes when he returned to duty after barely surviving a 1986 shooting in Central Park, died Tuesday at the age of 59, according to city officials. “No one could have predicted that Steven would touch so many people, in New York and around the world,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said Tuesday. “Like so many cops, Steven joined the NYPD to make a difference in people’s lives. And he accomplished that every day. He is a model for each of us as we go about our...
  • Clare Hollingworth, reporter who broke news about start of World War II, dies at 105

    01/11/2017 5:10:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Washington post ^ | January 10, 2017 | John Otis
    In early 1939, peace activist Clare Hollingworth arrived on the Polish-German border to aid Jews and other refugees fleeing from the Sudetenland, newly annexed by Nazi Germany. On a brief return to her native England, the 27-year-old Hollingworth — who once professed to “enjoy being in a war” — was hired as a part-time correspondent in Katowice, Poland, for the London Daily Telegraph. After three days on the job that August, the cub reporter landed one of the biggest journalistic scoops of the 20th century: Hitler’s imminent invasion of Poland, marking the outbreak of World War II. Ms. Hollingworth, who...
  • ‘Batman,’ ‘Doll Squad’ Actress Francine York Dies At 80

    01/07/2017 2:42:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | cbs
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francine York, a statuesque actress who appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies in a decades-long career, has died. She was 80. York died Friday at a Los Angeles hospital following a battle with cancer, said her friend, Pepper Jay. The 5-foot-8 York was born in Aurora, Minnesota and had a childhood dream of performing. She modeled and was a nightclub showgirl before starting an acting career in low-budget movies and bit parts on television shows such as “Rescue 8” and “Route 66.”
  • Pour one out: The inventor of the red Solo cup has died

    12/29/2016 8:05:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    cnn ^ | December 29, 2016 | Doug Criss
    (CNN)2016 is still not done. Before we lost George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds this week, we lost someone who's probably had just as big an impact on our lives, though you've never heard of him: Robert Leo Hulseman. He's the man who invented the red Solo cup, staple at every party ever. He died last week at age 84. The Solo Cup Company was the family business -- Hulseman's dad started it in 1936 -- and Hulseman started working in the company factory when he was 18, according to his obit on Legacy.com.
  • Debbie Reynolds DEAD AT 84

    12/28/2016 6:17:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    tmz ^ | December 28, 2016 | TMZ
    Debbie Reynolds -- who rose to stardom in "Singin' in the Rain" and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty -- died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned ... just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away ... this according to her son Todd. Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We're told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest. Debbie famously divorced Eddie Fisher...
  • Star Wars Princess Leia Actress Carrie Fisher Dead At 60! Drugs Takes Another ICON

    12/27/2016 5:55:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | December 27, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Star Wars Princess Leia Actress Carrie Fisher Dead At 60! Drugs Takes Another ICON (Tommy Sotomayor gives his take on the death of Carrie Fisher)
  • BREAKING NEWS: George Michael dies peacefully at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day, aged 53

    12/25/2016 4:12:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 139 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 25, 2016 | Alex Matthews For Mailonline
    George Michael has died at his home in Oxfordshire. The musician's publicist said that he had 'passed away peacefully' at his property in Goring at 1.42pm today. Michael, 53, had previously battled drug addiction and come close to death after suffering from a bout of pneumonia in 2011. However, the circumstances around his death are currently unexplained. Scroll down for video Michael, who was set to release a documentary in 2017, rose to fame as a member of Wham!, known for their hits Club Tropicana and Last Christmas. The singer - whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou - sold...
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress Famous for Her Glamour (and Her Marriages), Dies at 99

    12/18/2016 6:46:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny times ^ | December 18, 2016 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress whose self-parodying glamour and revolving-door marriages to millionaires put a luster of American celebrity on a long but only modestly successful career in movies and television, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 99. The cause was heart failure, her longtime publicist Edward Lozzi said. Married at least eight times, calling everyone “Dahlink,” flaunting a diamonds-and-furs lifestyle and abetted by gossip columnists and tabloid headline writers, Ms. Gabor played the coifed platinum femme fatale in plunging necklines in dozens of film and television roles, many of them cameos as herself. Her career, which...
  • Henry Heimlich, inventor of the anti-choking Heimlich maneuver dies aged 96

    12/17/2016 11:39:53 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2016 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    The creator of the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96. Dr Henry Heimlich, who became famous in the 1970s for creating the technique to save choking victims, passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on Saturday. Heimlich had suffered a massive heart attack on Monday and died from complications.
  • Farewell to a hero: Former astronaut John Glenn - the first American man to orbit the earth....

    12/08/2016 3:41:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 08, 2016 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Farewell to a hero: Former astronaut John Glenn - the first American man to orbit the earth - dies aged 95 Former senator John Glenn, a war hero who went on to become the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, has passed away at the age of 95. Glenn passed away on Thursday afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, over a week after he was first hospitalized for an unknown illness. Glenn is survived by his wife of 73 years, Annie; his son John Glenn Jr.; his daughter Carolyn;...
  • 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 · 85 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 · 151 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!

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