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  • Rest in Peace to Freeper HitmanNY later HitmanLV and his final incarnation here as TedGrant

    01/10/2021 3:02:54 PM PST · by beaversmom · 50 replies
    Ted Grant via FreeRepublic ^ | January 10, 2020 | beaversmom
    I was saddened to discover earlier today that FReeper TedGrant passed away on December 12, 2020. His 53rd birthday would have been January 6, 2021. I was not a super close friend of his, but we had some correspondence over the years after getting acquainted years ago on the daily Michael Savage thread. Right before he passed he had a medical emergency and he was said to have had Bell's Palsy. He stated he hadn't received the Covid vaccine. I also know he had some heart problems a few years prior. From what I can determine, he passed away from...
  • Neil Sheehan, Reporter Who Obtained the Pentagon Papers, Dies at 84

    01/07/2021 2:37:06 PM PST · by Borges · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/7/21 | Janny Scott
    Neil Sheehan, the Vietnam War correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times, leading the government for the first time in American history to get a judge to block publication of an article on grounds of national security, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 84. Susan Sheehan, his wife, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Sheehan, who covered the war from 1962 to 1966 for United Press International and The Times, was also the author of “A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in...
  • Joe Clark, High School Principal Portrayed in 'Lean on Me,' Dies at 82

    12/29/2020 11:37:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/29 | Mike Barnes
    Morgan Freeman picked up his bullhorn and baseball bat to star in the 1989 Warner Bros. movie. Joe Clark, the uncompromising New Jersey high school principal who employed a bullhorn and baseball bat to round his students into shape en route to becoming the subject of the inspirational Morgan Freeman film Lean on Me, has died. He was 82. Clark died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Gainesville, Florida, his family announced. Soon after taking over as head of Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, Clark expelled 300 students for fighting, vandalism, abusing teachers and drug...
  • ‘Last Son Of Sun Records,’ Rockabilly Star Carl Mann, Dies At 78

    12/24/2020 11:16:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | December 22, 2020 | Paul Sexton
    Mann had his biggest commercial success with a rocking 1959 version of ‘Mona Lisa.’Carl Mann, the rockabilly singer and pianist who was one of the last of the original rockers championed by Sam Phillips at Sun Records, died on December 16 at the age of 78. Mann, described in a 2012 book as the Last Son of Sun, had his biggest commercial success with a rocking 1959 version of “Mona Lisa,” Nat King Cole’s 1950 No.1, which reached No.25 in the US. Mann became a key part of the significant revival of interest in rockabilly that swept Europe in the...
  • John le Carré, Best-Selling Author of Cold War Thrillers, Is Dead at 89

    12/13/2020 2:38:30 PM PST · by Borges · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/13/20 | Sarah Lyall
    LONDON — John le Carré, whose exquisitely nuanced, intricately plotted Cold War thrillers elevated the spy novel to high art by presenting both Western and Soviet spies as morally compromised cogs in a rotten system full of treachery, betrayal and personal tragedy, died on Saturday in Cornwall, England. He was 89.
  • Obituary for Kansas COVID-19 victim rips anti-maskers

    12/04/2020 9:27:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/04/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    An obituary for a Kansas farmer slammed anti-maskers for contributing to the spread of COVID-19 that left him for dead. Marvin James Farr, 81, was in isolation at a nursing home in Scott City, Kansas, when he died Tuesday “not surrounded by friends and family,” his heartbroken son Courtney Farr wrote in the online obituary.
  • WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passes away

    12/02/2020 11:57:04 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 12/02/2020 | N/A
    WWE is saddened to learn that Pat Patterson has passed away at age 79. Patterson began his career in 1958 in his native Canada before becoming a fixture in the Bay Area for nearly two decades. After winning the AWA Tag Team Championship with Ray Stevens in 1978, Patterson moved on to WWE. Under the tutelage of The Grand Wizard, Patterson made an immediate impact and became the first Intercontinental Champion in September 1979. Patterson’s most legendary WWE rivalry was undoubtedly his war with Sgt. Slaughter, which captivated the WWE Universe with Boot Camp Matches and a brutal Alley Fight...
  • With Alex Trebek, We Say Goodbye To An Era In Television

    11/08/2020 4:05:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 8, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    Because he made them feel at home, Americans welcomed Alex Trebek into their homes, night after night, for good-natured entertainment. The audience takes its seats, members murmuring amongst themselves. Some comment on how the soundstage looks smaller in person than on the small screen, an optical illusion caused by wide-angle lenses. Others note the set’s cool temperatures, intended to offset the stage lights’ heat. As the production staff provide information and instructions about what they are about to see, the guests just take it all in. Preliminaries concluded—audience briefed, crew in position—the theme music starts, the lights come up, and...
  • How Eddie Van Halen Changed The World Of Music Forever

    10/08/2020 8:02:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 8, 2020 | Mark Hemingway
    Most people spend their entire lives trying to achieve some measure of immortality. It only took Edward Lodewijk van Halen one minute and 42 seconds. Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and American original, is dead at age 65 and there’s no possible coda for a musical legacy this big. Most people spend their entire lives trying to achieve some measure of immortality. It only took Edward Lodewijk van Halen one minute and 42 seconds.That’s the length of “Eruption,” the short guitar solo piece that is the second track on Van Halen’s eponymous 1978 debut. It starts off with some fast pull-off...
  • John Tyler's grandson died (you read that right)

    And a younger brother survives!
  • Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

    09/29/2020 8:18:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 September 2020
    Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78. Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Her children, Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers, described her as a “wonderful mother, grandmother, and a truly formidable woman”. “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.” Reddy had a string of pop and rock hits in the 1970s, but is best known for the 1972 anthem I Am Woman — a rousing tune which became prominent in the women’s...
  • Jackie Stallone, mother to actor Sylvester, dies at 98

    09/22/2020 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 September 2020
    Jackie Stallone, the mother of Hollywood actor Sylvester and one of Celebrity Big Brother’s most memorable contestants, has died aged 98. The larger-than-life character, who was known as an astrologer and wrestling promoter, “died in her sleep as she wished,” said her youngest son, Frank. “It was hard not to like her; she was a very eccentric and flamboyant person,” he added in an Instagram post. “Her mind was razor sharp until the day she died.” Born Jacqueline Frances Labofish on 29 November 1921, Stallone ran away from her home in Washington DC as a 15-year-old to join the circus....
  • Tommy DeVito, Original Four Seasons Member, Dead at 92 From COVID-19

    09/22/2020 10:38:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2020 | Rob Bailey-Millado
    Tommy DeVito, one of the smooth harmonizing founding members of legendary doo-wop group The Four Seasons, has died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 92. Actor Alfred Nittoli (“Casino”) confirmed the baritone vocalist and lead guitarist’s passing Tuesday on Facebook. “My dear friend Tommy passed away in Las Vegas at 9:45 last night,” Nittoli wrote, spurring dozens of emotional condolences. “With deep regret I am writing this sitting in his living room. I was informed by his daughter Darcel there will be a service in New Jersey.”
  • Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American: The Complete Obituary

    09/11/2020 7:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | September 11, 2020 | Mary Marcus
    Suddenly stricken by a pulmonary embolism, Lloyd joined his Lord and Savior the day after he and his devoted wife, Mary Ann Milliken Parker Marcus, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. In the previous week, the couple had returned from campaigning on the West Coast. Tests revealed no presence of Covid-19. In addition to his beloved wife Mary, Lloyd leaves daughter, Lisa Maria Marcus (Roni) and son, Timothy Billy Parker (April), as well as granddaughter, Moire Parker. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Dr. Lloyd E. and Rodell (Miss Tillie) Jackson Marcus Jr., as well as his younger...
  • Diana Rigg, star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ dead at 82

    09/10/2020 9:41:16 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep 10, 2020 | By Lauren Steussy and Barbara Hoffman
    Dame Diana Rigg, of James Bond and “The Avengers” fame, has died “peacefully” at 82. The acclaimed actress known for her role as Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, the only Bond girl to ever marry 007, Rigg was bestowed her “Dame” title in 1994 for her contributions to all things drama. The iconic Brit suffered from cancer and died surrounded by her family Thursday morning.
  • Tom Seaver, the greatest Met of all time, dies at 75

    09/02/2020 5:33:50 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 109 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sep 2 2020 | BILL MADDEN
    The long goodbye has ended. The Mets’ “Franchise” is gone. Tom Seaver, the greatest of all Mets who dropped out of public life in March of 2019 after being diagnosed with dementia died early Monday. Accoring to family sources, Seaver, 75, died peacefully at his home in Calistoga, Calif., from complications from Lyme disease and dementia.
  • Former WWE wrestler James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

    08/10/2020 6:27:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 10, 2020 | By Amir Vera and Hollie Silverman,
    (CNN)Former WWE wrestler James Harris has died at age 70, according to a news release from the wrestling company. Harris, who performed in the ring as Kamala, made his WWF debut in 1984, according to WWE's website. In a career that spanned more than two decades, Harris battled many of wrestling's superstars, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant, according to the release.
  • Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

    07/30/2020 7:26:13 AM PDT · by thefactor · 107 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/2020 | Bill Hoffman
    Herman Cain — the maverick American business czar and Republican presidential candidate who campaigned for a sweeping tax reform plan called 9-9-9 — died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 74. Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks.
  • Legendary TV host Regis Philbin dies at age 88

    07/25/2020 12:46:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 68 replies ^ | 07/25/2020 | Jenny Stanton
    Philbin passed away on July 24, his family shared with People. The statement read: 'We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday.
  • Remembering Country Music Legend And Patriot Charlie Daniels

    07/07/2020 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    With a career that spanned both generations and genres, Charlie Daniels will be remembered for his musical genius and his freedom-loving heart. >Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, country music legend, and pioneer of Southern rock, died Monday at the age of 83. Musically, Daniels was best known for his song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but beyond his legendary musical talent, he was an outspoken patriot, veterans advocate, and man of faith. Doctors said Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. Monday morning.Born and raised in rural North Carolina before moving to Nashville, Daniels started his career as...