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  • Ken Osmond, the Mischievous Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It to Beaver,' Dies at 76

    05/18/2020 1:03:57 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 38 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/18/2020 | Mike Barnes
    He played the notorious troublemaker on two versions of the show; in between, he was a motorcycle cop for the LAPD. "He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father," his son said Monday in a statement. "He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed." Osmond was 14 in 1957 when he hired for what was supposed to be a one-episode gig and went on to appear on 96 of the original series' 234 installments over six seasons. When Leave It to Beaver returned with an updated version in 1983, he...
  • Fred Willard, Master of Comic Cluelessness, Dies at 86

    05/16/2020 1:28:53 PM PDT · by billorites · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 16, 2020 | Mike Barnes
    Fred Willard, the clever comic actor who played clueless characters to perfection on Fernwood 2 Night, Everybody Loves Raymond and as a member of a great ensemble in several Christopher Guest mockumentaries, has died. He was 86. Willard died Friday night in Los Angeles of natural causes, his agent Michael Eisenstadt told The Hollywood Reporter. His daughter, Hope, said he passed "very peacefully … He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever." Always amusing, Willard also elicited grins as station director Ed Harken in the...
  • Jerry Stiller, ‘Seinfeld’ actor and veteran comic, dead at 92

    05/11/2020 4:50:58 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/2020 | David Aaro
    Jerry Stiller, the comedian who was best known for his roles on "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller, his son, announced on Monday. He was 92.
  • Little Richard, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 87

    05/09/2020 8:08:27 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 69 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Little Richard, the flamboyant singer, songwriter, and musician known for a string of rock and roll hit songs and fiery showmanship, has died, according to his pastor. He was 87. The cause of death was not known Saturday.
  • Police: At least 10 killed in shooting rampage in Canada

    04/19/2020 3:19:57 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 54 replies
    aol ^ | 19 April 2020 | AP
    ENFIELD, Nova Scotia (AP) — A 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage across the northern part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia Sunday, killing at least 10 people, including a policewoman. Officials said the suspected shooter was also dead. “In excess of 10 people have been killed,” RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather said. "We believe it to be one person who is responsible for all the killings and that he alone moved across the northern part of the province and committed what appears to be several homicides.”
  • Former California mayor, 72, dies in a small plane crash days after he quit following outrage over him calling Trump 'racist'

    04/19/2020 8:35:05 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 66 replies
    The former mayor of a Northern California city who stepped down after he harshly criticized President Donald Trump and his supporters has been killed in a plane crash. Dr. Bill Kirby, who was the mayor of Auburn, died in the crash Saturday morning near the Auburn Municipal Airport, officials have said.
  • ‘Tommy Boy’ actor Brian Dennehy dead at 81; won Tony for ‘Death of a Salesman’

    04/16/2020 12:27:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2020 | Johnny Oleksinski
    Brian Dennehy, the veteran actor of stage and screen, died on Wednesday, his daughter Elizabeth said. He was 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related,” Elizabeth wrote on Twitter. “Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.” The tall, imposing Dennehy, who was born in Bridgeport, Conn., was a fixture at the movies in the 1980s and ’90s, appearing in such films as “First Blood,” “Tommy Boy” and...
  • Former Seahawk Tarvaris Jackson dies in car accident at age 36

    04/13/2020 8:36:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | 4/13/20 | Bob Condotta
    Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash outside Montgomery, Ala., authorities said Monday, April 13, 2020. He was 36. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that Jackson was driving went off the road, struck a tree and overturned at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Trooper Benjamin “Michael” Carswell, an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman, said in a news release. Jackson was pronounced dead at a hospital. Former Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, whose toughness as a starter to play through injury in 2011 and willingness to adapt to a backup role when the team won the Super Bowl in the 2013...
  • Colby Cave of NHL's Edmonton Oilers dies at 25

    04/11/2020 5:18:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NHL center Colby Cave, who played for the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins, has died. He was 25. The Edmonton Oilers and Cave's family announced the news on Saturday morning. He passed away days after doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto operated to remove a colloid cyst putting pressure on his brain, according to NHL.com. He had been in a medically induced coma since suffering a brain bleed overnight Monday, his team said.
  • Mort Drucker, Iconic 'Mad' Magazine Caricaturist, Dies at 91

    04/09/2020 8:02:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/9/202 | Ryan Parker
    The longtime artist behind the magazine's movie and television satires won numerous awards and honors. Mort Drucker, the iconic Mad magazine artist known for his caricatures, has died, the National Cartoonists Society confirmed. He was 91. Drucker died Wednesday at his New York home, according to the society. "The world has lost not just an extraordinary talent but a shining example of kindness, humility and humor. He was recognized for his work with the NCS Special Features Award, Reuben Award and induction into the Hall of Fame," the society said in a statement posted to social media. "The amazing talent,...
  • John Prine, 73 has died.

    04/08/2020 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Dacula · 44 replies
    johnprine.com ^ | 4-8-20 | FIONA WHELAN PRINE
    From Fiona Whelan Prine... Our beloved John died yesterday evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville TN. We have no words to describe the grief our family is experiencing at this time. John was the love of my life and adored by our sons Jody, Jack and Tommy, daughter in law Fanny, and by our grandchildren. John contracted Covid-19 and in spite of the incredible skill and care of his medical team at Vanderbilt he could not overcome the damage this virus inflicted on his body. I sat with John - who was deeply sedated- in the hours before he...
  • John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73

    04/07/2020 7:51:45 PM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 75 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 4-7-2020 | STEPHEN L. BETTS & PATRICK DOYLE
    John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone. Prine, who left behind an extraordinary body of folk-country classics, was hospitalized last month after the sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, and was placed in intensive care for 13 days.
  • Beloved Tigers star, Hall of Famer Al Kaline dies at 85

    04/07/2020 6:28:10 AM PDT · by tomkat · 37 replies
    boston.com (AP) ^ | 07 April 2020 | JIM IRWIN and NOAH TRISTER
    .. Kaline, the Hall of Fame outfielder who played his entire 22-season career for Detroit, died Monday at his home in Michigan. “Mr. Tiger” — as he was affectionately known — was 85 ..
  • James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94

    04/06/2020 10:36:57 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | April 6, 2020 | BBC
    Honor Blackman, the British actress who played Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94. In a statement, her family said she died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, East Sussex. Blackman was also known for playing Cathy Gale in the 1960s TV series The Avengers opposite Patrick Macnee. The pair had a novelty hit with 1964's Kinky Boots, which reached the Top 10 in 1990. Her other roles included Hera in Jason and the Argonauts and Laura West in 1990s TV series The Upper Hand.
  • ‘Unicorn Killer’ Ira Einhorn Dies In Prison At 79

    04/03/2020 5:47:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Philadelphia CBS ^ | 3 Apr 2020 | CBS3
    A former hippie guru who lived the high life in Europe for years after murdering his ex-girlfriend in Philadelphia in the 1970s has died in prison. Ira Einhorn, 79, died early Friday in a state prison in western Pennsylvania of natural causes, according to Susan McNaughton, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections. The death at SCI-Laurel Highlands was not related to the COVID-19 virus, she said.
  • Country star Joe Diffie dead from coronavirus complications at age 61

    03/29/2020 2:40:07 PM PDT · by John W · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2020 | Nate Day
    Country star Joe Diffie has died at the age of 61 following a battle with coronavirus. The news was confirmed in a statement from Diffie's reps obtained by Fox News. “GRAMMY-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19),” the statement read. “His family respects their privacy at this time.” Diffie's rep offered a statement from Diffie last Friday, confirming his diagnosis with the virus.
  • Kenny Rogers (the singer) has passed away 14 comments Legendary singer Kenny Rogers has passed away at the age of 81

    03/22/2020 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 13 replies
    LoneStar Ball (A Texas Rangers Community) ^ | MArch 21, 2020 | Adam J. Morris
    Kenny Rogers, legendary country singer, died Friday at the age of 81, it has been announced. His family said he died of natural causes at a hospice and surrounded with his family. Yes, this isn’t a Rangers or baseball related topic, but there’s no baseball out there right now, and Kenny Rogers (the singer) is a pretty big deal. It was also the subject of much humor when Kenny Rogers (the pitcher) came up in the Rangers’ system and made his various departures and returns, and was the source of his nickname “The Gambler,” which is an official nickname for...
  • Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    03/21/2020 10:20:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    MSN ^ | 21/3/20
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records and on TV, died Friday night. He was 81. He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith Hagan told The Associated Press. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, Hagan said. …..
  • Kenny Rogers—And What Makes Country Music Great—Has Died

    03/21/2020 5:49:30 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 65 replies
    Old School ^ | 3/21/20 | Patrick Rooney
    I woke up this morning to the news that country and pop music legend Kenny Rogers has passed. Living amongst the Coronavirus outbreak and its attending social chaos, you might think this morning’s news is a minor blip on my attention. But you’d be wrong. The passing of Kenny Rogers has heavy significance for me. Just a couple of days ago, I remarked to my son how some people die and you forget about them almost instantly. They left no indelible imprint on you. Yet others go and you think about them on a regular basis. Susan An older lady...
  • SUICIDE? Obama era DHS whistleblower Philip Haney found dead in apparent suicide (wore a thumb drive around his neck)

    02/25/2020 4:22:06 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 24, 2020 | Glenn Beck
    Philip Haney was a good friend and source to the Glenn Beck Program, and he was a true 'Winter Soldier' if there ever was one. He was also a founding member of the DHS, and a whistleblower that exposed corruption during the Obama administration. Police are deeming his death an apparent suicide, but Glenn had a strong opinion about that. Watch this clip to hear Glenn's thoughts as he pays tribute to a true patriot.