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  • ‘Bachelorette’ Alum Clint Arlis Dead at 34

    01/14/2022 10:24:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2022 | Francesca Bacardi
    Former “Bachelorette” contestant Clint Arlis has died, his sister Taylor announced. He was 34. “It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th,” she wrote on Facebook. “Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss.” Taylor added that details of his service would be provided later but didn’t reveal a cause of death.
  • Colin Flaherty, RIP

    01/13/2022 9:14:29 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13th, 2022 | Thomas Lifson
    We are deeply saddened to report that Colin Flaherty has passed away too early, at the age of 66, of cancer. Colin was a fearless crusader, taking up one of the most taboo stories in modern America: the rising tide of Black violence directed against other races, egged on by racial grievance-mongers. This was long before BLM. This work made him unpopular, to say the least, in the corporate media, but that didn't stop Colin, who documented his work meticulously.
  • Jack Dromey: Labour Shadow Minister and Birmingham Erdington MP Dies Suddenly Aged 73

    01/10/2022 1:36:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Sky News ^ | Friday 7 January 2022
    Labour shadow minister Jack Dromey has died at the age of 73, his family have announced. Husband of fellow Labour MP Harriet Harman, with whom he had three children, Mr Dromey was a former deputy general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and had been Labour Party treasurer. He was elected to parliament in May 2010, representing Birmingham Erdington, and contributed to a Westminster Hall debate on Thursday. He was also shadow minister for immigration. His family said in a statement: "Jack Dromey MP died suddenly this morning aged 73 in his flat in Erdington. He was a...
  • Former News 4 Sports Anchor Brian Blessing Has Died

    01/10/2022 1:23:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WIVB ^ | Jan 9, 2022
    The family of Brian Blessing has confirmed that Brian suddenly passed away overnight Sunday at the age of 64. Brian Blessing was a sports anchor at WIVB in the 80s and 90s, covering the Bills during their Super Bowl appearances. Many people will remember him for his great depth of knowledge about sports. Brian’s brother told News 4 Brian passed away at his home in Las Vegas.
  • Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning Bahamian-American actor, dies at 94

    01/07/2022 7:32:35 AM PST · by Borges · 85 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 1/7/22 | Kelly Hayers
    Sidney Poitier, a Bahamian-American actor who became the first Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1963 film "Lilies of the Field," has died. He was 94. News of the legendary actor and filmmaker’s death was confirmed to FOX News on Friday by the Bahamas Foreign Affairs' office. Poitier, who was born in Miami and raised in the Bahamas, was the son of tomato farmers before launching a career that went from small, hard-won theater parts to eventual Hollywood stardom. Poitier received acclaim for several films, including "A Raisin in the Sun," "Porgy and Bess"...
  • TMZ - Betty White Dead at 99

    12/31/2021 11:15:59 AM PST · by CtBigPat · 211 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/31/2021 | TMZ
    Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday ... TMZ has learned.
  • Wanda Young Dies: Singer For The Marvelettes On ‘Please Mr. Postman’ Was 78

    12/26/2021 1:56:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 25, 2021 | Bruce Haring
    Wanda Young, one of the original Marvelettes on Motown’s Tamla label in the 1960s and later the group’s lead singer, has died. She was 78 and passed on Dec. 15 in Garden City, Michigan from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to her daughter. Young joined the Marvelettes as they signed their first record deal with Motown. The group scored Motown’s first song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1961. The song also was No. 1 on the R&B chart. “Please Mr. Postman” became the Marvelettes signature, and has since been covered by...
  • NEW: Wuhan's 'Bat Woman' Worked With Chinese Military on Weaponizing Coronaviruses Using US Government Money

    06/30/2021 6:12:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/30/2021 | Jennifer Van Laar
    As the walls are closing in on those who’ve attempted to deflect, discredit, and ignore the evidence over the last 18 months that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a few legacy media organizations are starting to report what we’ve reported for a few months and bringing the receipts – sort of.As the New York Post reported on June 4 (and which RedState’s Scott Hounsell elaborated on later), a Chinese military scientist named Zhou Yusen filed for a patent for a coronavirus vaccine on behalf of the People’s Liberation Army in February 2020, only five weeks after...
  • VAX DEATHS: One Airline Pilot Dies In 2019, Six In 2020 And 111 In First 9 Months Of 2021

    12/12/2021 5:31:06 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Steve Kirsch's Newsletter ^ | 12/12/21 | Steve Kirsch
    Are >100 dead US airline pilots trying to send us a message about vaccine safety?A list deaths published in the Air Line Pilot Association magazine shows that most of the deaths in 2021 happened after the vaccines rolled out. Are dead pilots trying to tell us something? Yesterday, I received the following text message referring to an article in the Air Line Pilot Association (ALPA) magazine:OK, so at first glance, that looks pretty incriminating, doesn’t it? Especially the huge number of deaths in July (39) as compared to a pre-jab month like January (1) or March (1).Note that you can’t...
  • Stephen Sondheim, Composer of ‘Follies,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ Dies at 91

    11/26/2021 2:44:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | November 26, 2021 | Richard Natale
    Stephen Sondheim, the dominant voice in American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century and the composer with the most Tony Awards, has died. He was 91. His shows, from the comedic “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” to the ground-breaking “Company” to the operatic “Sweeney Todd” to the experimental “Pacific Overtures,” transformed the Broadway musical stage, influencing and advancing the medium. Sondheim, a protege of Oscar Hammerstein II, slowly moved away from that melodic tradition to incorporate complex and dissonant themes and structures of 20th century classical music into his works.
  • ‘The Tokens’ Singer Philip Margo, Renowned for ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight,’ Dead at 79

    11/17/2021 11:20:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Outsider ^ | November 17, 2021 | Keeli Parkey
    Philip Margo, the singer who helped make the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” famous has died. The song was very popular during the 1960s, then it returned to popularity as part of the soundtrack of Disney’s “The Lion King.” According to The Sun, Margo was 79 years old at the time of his death. His family has reported that he passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13. His cause of death was a stroke. Philip Margo was born in Brooklyn. He spent much of his singing career as part of the group The Tokens. They were a popular doo-wop-style vocal group....
  • Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ actor, dead at 66

    10/22/2021 1:26:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Stephanie Nolasco | 10/22/21
    Peter Scolari, who famously starred in the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" alongside Tom Hanks, has died. He was 66. His passing was confirmed by his manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, to Fox News on Friday. The cause of death was cancer after a two-year battle. "He was a wonderful, wonderful, extraordinary actor," she said. "It's heartbreaking."
  • Betty Lynn, beloved 'Andy Griffith Show' actress and Mount Airy resident, dies at age 95 (Thelma Lou)

    10/17/2021 2:26:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 10/17/21 | Tim Clodfelter
    Betty Lynn, who went from the fictional Mayberry to the real Mount Airy and became a beloved fixture there, died Saturday after a brief illness. She was 95. Lynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and followed her mother into a musical career, enrolling in the Kansas City Conservatory of Music when she was 5 years old. She had a long career in entertainment, appearing in the United Service Organizations (USO), on Broadway and in films and television. She was best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Barney Fife's sweetheart in "The Andy Griffith Show." She appeared in 26...
  • Paddy Moloney, Irish folk music legend and founder of The Chieftains, has died at 83

    10/15/2021 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 12, 2021 4:04 PM ET | Andrew Limbong
    Paddy Moloney, a co-founder of the Irish folk band The Chieftains, died today. He was 83 years old. The news was announced by the Irish Traditional Music Archive. No cause of death was given. Moloney was a hugely important fixture in the Irish folk music scene. For more than 50 years, Moloney led The Chieftains around the world, popularizing traditional Irish music. The band also collaborated with countless artists and groups from outside of the folk-music world, including Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Emmylou Harris, and Luciano Pavarotti. Their last show was an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Philadelphia, Pa.,...
  • Freeper Clint N. Suhks has passed away (today)

    09/28/2021 12:54:26 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 131 replies
    Self ^ | 9/28/21 | Self
    His wife just texted me. He passed away suddenly today. He wanted Free Republic to know. He was active on the Talk Radio threads, especially Levin, Limbaugh, Plante & others. His birthday was on Friday, 9/24/21. His wife just wrote: "No words". We know each other from WMAL events. May he Rest In Peace.
  • Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, James Brown Bandleader And Prolific Songwriter, Dies Aged 80

    09/24/2021 6:46:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | September 24, 2021 | Harry Weinger
    The songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist was best known as the bandleader and arranger for the James Brown Orchestra during its most prolific and groundbreaking period. Published on September 24, 2021By Harry Weinger Pee Wee Ellis - Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesPee Wee Ellis (L) and Maceo Parker perform as part of the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 5, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images uDiscover Music - Facebook ShareuDiscover Music - Twitter ShareuDiscover Music - Email ShareuDiscover Music - Comments Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, the songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist best known as the bandleader...
  • Reading native and Emmy-winning actor Michael Constantine dies at 94 [Video]

    09/08/2021 6:51:12 PM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 25 replies
    Reading native Michael Constantine, an actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as high school principal Seymour Kaufman in the TV series “Room 222” from 1969 to 1974 and his portrayal of Kostas “Gus” Portokalos, the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” died Aug. 31 at age 94, his family disclosed Wednesday.Constantine’s brother-in-law Michael Gordon said Constantine died peacefully of natural causes in his Reading home, surrounded by family, including his sisters, Patricia Gordon and Chris Dobbs. Constantine had been ill for several years, but the nature of his illness was...
  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Reggae Producer and Pioneer, Dead at 85

    08/30/2021 11:41:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | 8/29 | Corey Irwin
    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the pioneering reggae artist, producer and songwriter, has died at the age of 85. Jamaican media outlets reported the musician passed away in hospital in Lucea, a town located on the northwest part of the island. In a series of tweets, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness remembered the reggae icon. "Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s' development of dub music with his early adoption of studio effects to create new instrumentals of existing reggae tracks,” Holness noted. “He has worked with and produced for various artistes, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Congos, Adrian Sherwood,...
  • Igor Vovkovinskiy, tallest man in the U.S., dies at 38 in Minnesota (7 feet, 8.33 inches)

    08/24/2021 9:31:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | AUGUST 23, 2021 | AUGUST 23, 2021
    Igor Vovkovinskiy, the tallest man in the United States, has died in Minnesota. He was 38. His family said Vovkovinskiy died of heart disease on Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. His mother, Svetlana Vovkovinska, an intensive care unit nurse at Mayo, initially posted about his death on Facebook. Vovkovinskiy, who was born in the Ukraine, came to the Mayo Clinic in 1989 as a child seeking treatment. A tumor pressing against his pituitary gland caused it to secrete abnormal levels of growth hormone. He grew to become the tallest man in the U.S. at and ended up staying...
  • Don Everly, of harmonizing rock ‘n’ roll pioneers the Everly Brothers, dies at 84

    08/22/2021 4:06:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 22, 2021
    Don Everly, the last surviving member of the Everly Brothers and a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, died at his home in Nashville on Saturday. He was 84. A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly’s death with The Times, but did not disclose a cause. A statement from the family read in part: “Don lived by what he felt in his heart. Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams ... with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother.” Don and his younger brother Phil were in the first...