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  • Dick Gregory Has Passed

    08/19/2017 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 167 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,
  • 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...
  • Mother Divine dies at the age of 92: Leader of religious sect and widow of....

    03/10/2017 9:19:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 10, 2017 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Mother Divine dies at the age of 92: Leader of religious sect and widow of eccentric figure who claimed to be God passes away in Philadelphia Mother Divine, the widow of Father Divine who headed the religion he founded for decades, has died at the age of 92. Sweet Angel Divine, her legal name, passed awat Saturday at Woodmont, the movement's Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, headquarters, the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes said in an obituary on its website. Her husband, who died in 1965, claimed to God, advocated racial equality and provided free food to thousands of people.
  • 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!