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  • Cindy Williams 'Laverne & Shirley' Star Dead at 75

    01/30/2023 4:23:55 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 97 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/30/2023
    Cindy Williams, made famous for her portrayal of Shirley on the hugely popular "Laverne & Shirley" has died. A family statement Monday announced her death, "The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed.” It continues, “Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”
  • Diamond - of pro-Trump vlogging duo Diamond and Silk - dies aged 51 at her home in North Carolina: Former President leads tributes to one of his biggest cheerleaders saying 'Probably her precious HEART just plain gave out'

    01/10/2023 9:18:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 10, 2023 | James Gordon
    Lynette 'Diamond' Hardaway, half of the pro-Donald Trump vlogging duo Diamond and Silk, has passed away at her home in North Carolina. A post on the pair's Twitter account stated that a memorial ceremony will be held at a later date and asked for privacy for her family. 'The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity!' their Twitter account stated. Former President Trump also shared the news on his Truth Social platform, stating that her death was sudden and that she was with her sister, Rochelle 'Silk' Richardson, at the time. Really bad...
  • Terminator actor Earl Boen dies at 81 (Dr. Peter Silberman)

    01/07/2023 8:55:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 6, 2023 | Heidi Parker
    Hollywood actor Earl Boen has died at the age of 81, it was shared on Friday.A family member told TMZ the actor passed away the day before while in Hawaii. The cause of death was not shared with the outlet.The actor was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in the fall of 2022, according to a friend of Boen’s, Variety reported. The star appeared in many installments of The Terminator franchise with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton - The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). He could also be seen in...
  • Former Pope Benedict XVI dies age 95

    12/31/2022 2:29:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | New Years Eve 2022 | Jack Guy
    Benedict XVI, the Pope Emeritus, has died in Vatican City at the age of 95 following a period of ill health. Benedict, who was the first pontiff in almost 600 years to resign his position, rather than hold office for life, passed away on Saturday, according to a statement from the Vatican. “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican,” the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Matteo Bruni said. “Further information will be provided as soon as possible.” News of...
  • Veteran CNN investigative journalist Drew Griffin dead at 60

    12/19/2022 8:15:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Published 8:08 AM EST, Mon December 19, 2022 | By Matt Lait and Samira Jafari
    Drew Griffin, CNN’s award-winning Senior Investigative Correspondent, known for getting even the cagiest of interview subjects to engage in a story, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, his family said. He was 60. A gifted storyteller, Griffin had a well-earned reputation for holding powerful people and institutions accountable. “Drew’s death is a devastating loss to CNN and our entire profession,” CNN CEO Chris Licht said in a note to staff. “A highly acclaimed investigative journalist, Drew’s work had incredible impact and embodied the mission of this organization in every way.” Griffin worked on hundreds of stories and multiple...
  • Stuart Margolin, Emmy Award-Winning Rockford Files Actor, Dead at 82 (Angel)

    12/12/2022 8:17:33 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 68 replies
    msn ^ | 12/12/2022 | Andy Swift
    Stuart Margolin, best known for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Evelyn “Angel” Martin on The Rockford Files, has died. He was 82. The actor’s passing was announced on social media earlier today by his stepson, actor Max Martini, who paid tribute to Margolin with an emotional Instagram post.
  • Kirstie Alley, ‘Cheers’ and ‘Look Who’s Talking’ Star, Dies at 71

    12/05/2022 5:32:43 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 84 replies
    Variety ^ | December 5 | J. Kim Murphy
    Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy-winning actor who rose to fame with her role as Rebecca Howe in the NBC comedy series “Cheers,” has died after a battle with cancer. She was 71.
  • R.I.P. Linda Godfrey

    11/30/2022 1:29:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | November 29, 2022 | Tim Binnall
    Coast to Coast AM is saddened to share the news that 'Beast of Bray Road' author and pioneering 'dog man' researcher, Linda Godfrey, has passed away. She famously entered the world of the paranormal when, while working as reporter for a small Wisconsin newspaper in 1991, she heard reports of a strange werewolf-like creature that had been spotted in the area. Although admittedly skeptical of the accounts, Godfrey documented them in a landmark article titled 'The Beast of Bray Road,' which sparked something of a sensation and led to her writing a series of stories as more witnesses came forward...
  • Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie dies aged 79

    11/30/2022 11:50:10 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 117 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 30th, 2022 | unattributed
    Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie has died aged 79, her family has said in a statement. On Facebook, they said: "On behalf of Christine McVie's family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine's death. "She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. "She was in the company of her family. "We kindly ask that you respect the family's privacy at this extremely painful time and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who...
  • Clarence Gilyard, Jr. 'Walker Texas Ranger' and 'Die Hard' star, dies at 66

    11/29/2022 6:17:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies ^ | November 29, 2022 5:52AM | By Stephanie Giang-Paunon
    Clarence Gilyard, Jr. "Walker Texas Ranger" and "Die Hard" actor has died. He was 66. A representative for Gilyard confirmed with Fox News Digital of his death. The cause of death remains unknown. Gilyard was a veteran actor turned film and theatre professor and taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Fine Arts. Dean Nancy J. Uscher announced his death Monday in a statement. "It is with profound sadness that I share this news," said Dean Uscher. "His students were deeply inspired by him, as were all who knew him. He had many extraordinary talents and was...
  • The Washington Post Obituary of Dr. Daniel Fine

    11/20/2022 6:18:07 PM PST · by brownwill6767 · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/20/22 | William Fine
    Dr. Daniel Fine unexpectantly passed away Monday, September 26, 2022, at Aventura Hospital, Aventura Florida. Dan Fine was a great American patriot. Our nation lost a real hero at 88. Daniel Fine predicted the end of nations. He predicted the Fall of the Soviet Union in the cold war in his seminal work Resource War in 3-D. This was a major assessment in the raw materials sector of U.S. national security and foreign policy. He redefined the Cold War. In a meeting with William De Clerk, then President of South Africa, Dr. Fine predicted that apartheid would fall. Dr. Fine...
  • ‘Power Rangers’ Star Jason David Frank Dead at 49

    11/20/2022 5:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 20, 2022 | Emily Selleck
    Jason David Frank, who portrayed Tommy Oliver – the original Green and White Ranger – in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” died in Texas, his rep confirmed to TMZ on Sunday. He was 49. “Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being,” Justine Hunt said in a statement. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will truly be missed.”
  • Washington Post demonstrates how crummy it is by writing obnoxious obituary about Lucianne Goldberg

    10/28/2022 8:35:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2022 | Monica Showalter
    At newspapers, obituaries are typically written in advance. The Washington Post had plenty to work with when the death of Lucianne Goldberg happened, but instead of remembering good, or at least balancing their summary, they selectively chose to remember the great muse of the right, internet pioneer, and accomplished woman from a time when women weren't allowed much accomplishment, by printing only cherry-picked tales of dubious sourcing that made her look phony. It was garbage. It stood in stark contrast to the insightful and warm-hearted tweets that overwhelmingly were the consensus on Twitter, from wildly different parts of the internet...
  • Musicians Hall Of Fame Founder Joe Chambers Passes

    10/03/2022 1:32:54 PM PDT · by llevrok · 4 replies
    Music Row ^ | 9/29/2022 | Robert K Oermann
    Joe Chambers, who founded The Musicians Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville, died on Sept. 28. Prior to becoming CEO of the multi-million-dollar museum, Chambers was a guitarist, record producer and songwriter on Music Row. The Georgia native arrived in Nashville in 1978 as a member of a rock band seeking recording opportunities. Producer Billy Sherrill and superstar Conway Twitty took him under their wings. Sherrill became his mentor and tutor, allowing Chambers to shadow him in the recording studio. He also gave the guitarist a job at CBS Records and signed him as a staff songwriter for his publishing...
  • Jean-Luc Godard obituary

    09/13/2022 3:42:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | James S Williams
    Godard came to prominence in the early 1960s as part of the French New Wave, the most important national film movement of the 20th century. Godard’s first feature, the formally inventive and effortlessly hip À Bout de Souffle (Breathless, 1960)...a raw statement of artistic freedom, and it set Godard on course to become the most individual and influential film-maker of his generation, known for axioms such as “cinema is truth 24 times a second” and “it’s not a just image, it’s just an image”. Godard seemed unstoppable. With his mercurial intelligence and humour, his restless energy and curiosity, he proceeded...
  • Marsha Hunt, blacklisted ‘40s movie star, dies at 104

    09/10/2022 11:51:44 AM PDT · by Borges · 45 replies
    NBC -AP ^ | A.P.
    TORONTO — Marsha Hunt, one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood’s so-called Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s who worked with performers ranging from Laurence Olivier to Andy Griffith in a career disrupted for a time by the McCarthy-era blacklist, has died. She was 104. Hunt, who appeared in more than 100 movies and TV shows, died Wednesday at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, said Roger Memos, the writer-director of the 2015 documentary “Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity.” A Chicago native, she arrived in Hollywood in 1935 and over the next 15 years appeared in dozens of films,...
  • Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s monarch for the past 70 years, has died aged 96

    09/08/2022 10:36:13 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 336 replies
    BBC Breaking ^ | 9/8/22 | BBC
    She passed.
  • Virginia Patton Dies - It's a Wonderful Life's Last Surviving Adult Cast Member Was 97

    08/21/2022 7:05:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 103 replies ^ | 08/21/2022 | Emily Zogbi
    It's a Wonderful Life star Virginia Patton Moss is dead at the age of 97. The last surviving adult cast member of Frank Capra's classic holiday film, Moss passed away on Aug. 18 in Albany, GA, as reported by Variety. Moss was credited in the film under her maiden name, Patton. Moss starred in 1946's It's a Wonderful Life as Ruth Dakin Bailey, the wife of Harry Bailey (Todd Karns) and the sister-in-law of the main character George Bailey, portrayed by James Stewart. Moss was the last living adult actor who had worked on the film, though several It's a...
  • David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89

    08/08/2022 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/8/22 | Daniel Lewis
    David McCullough, who was known to millions as an award-winning, best-selling author and an appealing television host and narrator with a rare gift for recreating the great events and characters of America’s past, died on Sunday at home in Hingham Mass. He was 89. The death was confirmed by his daughter Dorie Lawson. Mr. McCullough won Pulitzer Prizes for two presidential biographies, “Truman” (1992) and “John Adams” (2001). He received National Book Awards for “The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal” (1977) and “Mornings on Horseback” (1981), about the young Theodore Roosevelt and his family. Deep...
  • Pro-Life Congresswoman Jackie Walorski Killed in Automobile Accident

    08/03/2022 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | August 3, 2022 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was killed Wednesday in a car accident in her northern Indiana District, according to her office, along with two of her staff members. Walorski was first elected to represent Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. She previously served three terms in the state’s legislature. She was born in South Bend and lived near Elkhart, Indiana and she and her husband were both Christian missionaries where they established a foundation that provided food and medical supplies to impoverished children. “Jackie’s husband, was just informed by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office that Jackie was killed in a car...