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  • Ryan O’Neal, star of ‘Love Story’ and ‘Peyton Place,’ dead

    12/08/2023 3:45:08 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/8/23 | Dan Jeching
    >p? CNN — Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O’Neal, star of several landmark films including “Love Story” and “Paper Moon,” has died, according to his son, Patrick, who posted the news to social media. He was reportedly 82. “My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving him as he would us,” Patrick O’Neal wrote on Friday. He added: “My father Ryan O’Neal has always been my hero. I looked up to him and he was always bigger than life.”
  • Television sitcom pioneer Norman Lear dies at 101

    12/06/2023 7:03:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Today Show ^ | December 06, 2023 | By Drew Weisholtz
    Lear leaves behind a legacy of trailblazing shows that redefined the subject matter traditional sitcoms could cover. Norman Lear, the prolific and groundbreaking TV producer whose portfolio of comedies focused on social issues and advanced the idea that sitcoms could help drive the conversation about relevant and taboo subjects, has died. He was 101. Lear died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, his family said. His death was attributed to natural causes. "Norman lived a life of curiosity, tenacity, and empathy. He deeply loved our country and spent a lifetime helping to preserve its founding...
  • Abortion philanthropist Charles Munger, ‘sidekick’ to Warren Buffett, dead at 99

    12/03/2023 7:53:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Live Action News ^ | December 1, 2023 | Carole Novielli
    Planned Parenthood financier Charles Munger died on November 28, 2023, at age 99, after “spending more than four decades as [Warren] Buffett’s second-in-command and foil atop Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,” according to Reuters. The two men met in Omaha in 1959. Like Buffett, Charles Munger (or “Charlie,” as he was often called) was also an abortion philanthropist, who served on Planned Parenthood’s board and even helped Buffett create a ‘church’ to help women get illegal abortions. Who was Charles Munger? previously noted how Munger “worked in real estate for several years before starting a successful investment firm that eventually caught...
  • Abortionist Dies Just Five Days After Killing Babies in Abortions

    12/02/2023 12:32:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | December 1, 2023 | Anne Reed
    Operation Rescue published a report on October 20 concerning alleged fraudulent activity at Abortion Clinics Org INC of Nebraska in the city of Bellevue. Not much has changed since that report titled, “Fraudulent Practices at ‘Don’t Care’ Abortion Center in Bellevue, Nebraska: Is a Dead Man Committing Abortions at 1002 West Mission Avenue? ” The name of the former medical director, LeRoy Carhart, who died in April 2023, is still prominently displayed on the large sign outside the building, and his name is still on the abortion facility’s website. However, at least one thing has changed. Less than two weeks...
  • Christian Music Pioneer Jimmy Owens Dies at 93

    12/01/2023 10:45:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Charisma News ^ | November 30, 2023 | James Lasher
    The Christian community is mourning the loss of Christian music trailblazer, Jimmy Owens, who passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 26. His wife, Carol, preceded him to heaven in March of this year. They were married 68 years. A prominent figure in the Christian music scene, Jimmy, along with Carol, etched a lasting legacy with their iconic musicals, “Come Together,” “The Witness” and “If My People,” which gained nationwide acclaim during the early 1970s. Jimmy’s journey of faith led him to serve as Music Director at Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim, California, before dedicating his full-time efforts to musicals, children’s music,...
  • Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state whose complicated legacy shaped decades of U.S. policy, dies at 100

    11/29/2023 6:25:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/29/2023 | Daniel Arkin and Alexander Smith
    Henry Kissinger, the toweringly influential former secretary of state who earned a reputation as a sagacious diplomat but drew international condemnation and accusations of war crimes for his key role in widening the American presence in Vietnam and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia, died Wednesday. He was 100. Kissinger, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, reached the pinnacle of the American political establishment and in turn became an unlikely household name. He was secretary of state and national security adviser under two Republican presidents, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and advised powerful leaders in both American political parties for decades.
  • Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dead at 100

    11/29/2023 5:46:29 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 126 replies
    BREAKING: Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dead at 100
  • ‘Cheers’ Star Frances Sternhagen Dead: Tony-Winning Broadway Actress Was 93

    11/29/2023 2:39:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 29, 2023 | Erin Keller
    Frances Sternhagen, the Tony-winning Broadway actress who also charmed TV audiences as Cliff Clavin’s mom, Esther, on “Cheers” has died. She was 93. Sternhagen’s son, actor John Carlin, announced Wednesday on Instagram that his mother died peacefully of natural causes on Monday night. “Frannie. Mom. Frances Sternhagen. On Monday night, Nov 27, she died peacefully at her home, a month and a half shy of her 94th birthday,” Carlin wrote. Fly on, Frannie,” he added. The curtain goes down on a life so richly, passionately, humbly and generously lived.”
  • Marty Krofft, Colorful Producer of ‘H.R. Pufnstuf,’ ‘Land of the Lost,’ Dies at 86

    11/25/2023 5:52:52 PM PST · by mgstarr · 47 replies ^ | 11/25/2023 | Carmel Dagan
    Marty Krofft, who with his brother Sid produced memorable kids shows “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost” — as well as the 2009 feature based on the latter — has died. He was 86. Krofft died of kidney failure Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif., a family representative told Variety. Often referred to as the King of Saturday Mornings, Krofft and his brother also produced a number of primetime variety shows, including “Donny and Marie” and “Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.” Sid and Marty Krofft began their careers producing children’s television with “H.R. Pufnstuf,” a live-action program about a...
  • Suzanne Somers, Three's Company and Step by Step Actress, Dead at 76

    10/15/2023 12:55:36 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 80 replies
    People ^ | October 15, 2023 | Bailey Richards
    Suzanne Somers, best known for her roles on Three's Company and Step by Step, has died. Somers died on Sunday morning, PEOPLE confirms. She was 76. “Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” Somers’ longtime publicist R. Couri Hay wrote in a statement shared on behalf of the actress’ family. “Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family,” the statement continued. “Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th....
  • Steve Harwell, Former Smash Mouth Singer, Dies at 56

    09/04/2023 10:05:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Billboard ^ | 09/4/2023 | Mitchell Peters, Ashley Iasimone
    The musician had been placed in hospice care in the days leading up to his death.Former Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell has died, a representative for the band confirms to Billboard. Harwell, who performed as lead vocalist for the California pop-rock act until announcing his retirement from the group in 2021, passed away Monday (Sept. 4) at his home in Boise, Idaho, after being in hospice care. He was 56. “Steve Harwell passed away this morning September 4, 2023 at his home in Boise Idaho. He was surrounded by family and friends and passed peacefully and comfortably,” reads a statement...
  • Jamie Christopher, Top-Notch Assistant Director for Marvel, Harry Potter Movies, Dies at 52

    08/31/2023 12:47:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | AUGUST 30, 2023 | Borys Kit
    The London native was the right-hand man on sets for Rian Johnson, James Gunn, David Yates and others in a career that spanned three decades.Jamie Christopher, the valuable first assistant director whose work spanned such films as Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and all eight Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 52. Christopher died Tuesday from heart complications in Los Angeles. Hailing from a filmmaking family — his father was a production manager on Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and his mother a production coordinator — Christopher rose to become an in-demand crewmember for studio franchises...
  • Robbie Robertson, Leader of The Band, Dies at 80

    08/09/2023 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Chode · 68 replies
    Guitarist-songwriter-singer Robbie Robertson, who led the Canadian-American group the Band to rock prominence in the 1970s and worked extensively with Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, has died. He was 80. According to an announcement from his management, Robertson died Wednesday in Los Angeles after a long illness. In a statement, Robertson’s manager of 34 years, Jared Levine, said “Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny. He is also survived by his grandchildren Angelica, Donovan, Dominic,...
  • Inga Swenson dead at 90: Star of ABC sitcom Benson passes away in LA from natural causes

    07/29/2023 4:08:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:28 EDT, 28 July 2023 | Sarah Satoodeh
    Actress Inga Swenson has passed away at the age of 90. The screen star died on Saturday, July 22, 2023 of natural causes, according to TMZ. Inga’s son Mark announced the news on Friday via the outlet. Her husband Lowell Harris, whom she married in 1953, was by her side at a “board and care facility” when she died, her son said. Inga became a household name playing the character Gretchen Kraus on the hit ABC sitcom Benson, which aired from 1979 until 1986. …
  • No Joke

    07/15/2023 5:18:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | July 14, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    Milan Kundera died in Paris this week at the grand old age of ninety-four. He was, as he insisted, a French writer, but better known to the world as a "Czech writer. In recent years, his 1967 novel The Joke was never far from Mark's side, and indeed seems to have been adopted by the Wokestapo as an instruction manual. This essay is from The [Un]documented Mark Steyn: I read The Joke, Milan Kundera's first novel, when I was a schoolboy. Bit above my level, but, even as a teenager, I liked the premise. Ludvik is a young man in...
  • Vanity: An Amusing Obituary out of Kentucky

    06/16/2023 7:27:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Born and raised in Kentucky in 1963-a state that has been recently leaning toward more liberal values, we might add–Jamie, a divorcee, father, grandfather and proud owner of a few lots in the trailer park, had had enough and up and died on us on June 14th in order to avoid another Presidential stolen-election mishap in the near future. As a gluttonous eater of fried foods and snack cakes, as well as the occasional chili cheese dog, James, tried in vain to give up the ghost by clogging his arteries and having a stroke in 2015. His twin boys, Rocky...
  • Tina Turner dead at 83: Singer revealed 'I want to be remembered as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll... a woman who showed it's OK to strive for success on your own terms' in final interview just six weeks ago

    05/24/2023 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 24, 2023 | Jennifer Smith
    In her final interview just six weeks before her death, Tina Turner said she wanted to be remembered as 'the Queen of Rock 'N' Roll'. The iconic singer died at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, today at the age of 83 following a long, unspecified illness. Her representatives confirmed her death, saying: 'With her the world loses a music legend and role model.' On April 9, in what are believed to be her final public remarks, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her - and how she did not fear death. 'How would...
  • Jerry Springer dies aged 79: Legendary talk show host passes away 'peacefully' at Chicago home months after being diagnosed with cancer - as family says 'he's irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely'

    04/27/2023 7:29:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 97 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27 2023 | EMMA JAMES
    Legendary talk show host Jerry Springer has died aged 79, according to his family. A statement from his family confirmed that he passed away 'peacefully' at his home in Chicago. They said that he had been diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, with his health taking a turn for the worse this week according to TMZ.
  • Harry Belafonte, calypso star and civil rights champion, dies at 96

    04/25/2023 7:09:53 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 25th, 2023 | Alex Johnson and Diana Dasrath
    The iconic "Day-O" singer died at his home in New York City, according to longtime spokesperson Ken Sunshine. Harry Belafonte, the effortlessly graceful singer credited with popularizing calypso in the U.S. in the 1950s who then marched at the forefront of the country’s civil rights struggle for half a century, died Tuesday, according to his spokesman. He was 96. Belafonte died of congestive heart failure in New York City, longtime spokesperson Ken Sunshine confirmed to NBC News. Belafonte’s legacy as an arresting, charismatic singer and actor, which was sealed with the release of the landmark album “Calypso” in 1956, spanned...
  • Mark Russell, Piano-Playing Political Satirist, Dies at 90

    03/30/2023 11:48:15 AM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/30/23 | Robert D. McFadden
    Mark Russell, a master of political satire who stood at a star-spangled piano and kept the cognoscenti in stitches for six decades with musical parodies and professorial tomfoolery that tweaked politicians and captured the silly side of Washington, died on Thursday at his home there. He was 90. The cause was prostate cancer, his wife, Alison Russell, said. With his deadpan solemnity, stars-and-stripes stage sets and fusty bow ties, Mr. Russell looked more like a senator than a comic. But as the capital merry-go-round spun its peccadilloes, scandals and ballyhooed promises, his jaunty baritone restored order with bipartisan japes and...