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#265465 - 11/20/13 02:25 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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Diane Disney Miller, Philanthropist and Daughter of Walt Disney, Dies at 79

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Philanthropist Diane Disney Miller, who was the daughter of Walt Disney, died Tuesday at her home in Napa, Calif. She had suffered a fall in September from which she never recovered.

Disney Miller, the eldest and only biological daughter of Lillian and Walt Disney, helped shepherd the development of Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall ...

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#265514 - 11/22/13 12:02 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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Mad Dog Vachon dead at 84

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Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, one of the greatest heels of all-time and a former Canadian Olympic wrestler, passed away this morning at 4 a.m. in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 84 years of age...

With his wild, unpredictable style in the ring, growling voice, and wrestling skills to back up the barking, Mad Dog Vachon went from an Olympic wrestler, representing Canada at the 1948 Games in London, to one of the most hated -- and beloved -- professional wrestlers ever. He held countless championships, including the prestigious AWA World title, based out of Minneapolis...

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Another article with some good links: Quebec wrestler Maurice 'Mad Dog' Vachon dies at 84

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#265537 - 11/22/13 05:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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(MLB players) Union leader Michael Weiner dies

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Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.

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#265547 - 11/22/13 08:29 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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Vern Mikkelsen, Basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 85

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Vern Mikkelsen, a Basketball Hall of Fame forward who starred for Hamline and the Minneapolis Lakers, died Thursday night at age 85 at his home in Wayzata...

The 6-foot-7 Mikkelsen was a territorial draft selection by the Lakers in 1949, joining another future Hall of Famer, center George Mikan. Mikkelsen became a six-time NBA All-Star in his 10 seasons, all with Minneapolis, averaging 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds...

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#266052 - 12/05/13 10:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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#266060 - 12/06/13 01:10 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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Clearly Paul Walker wasn't old enough to make your little list. coffee
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#266063 - 12/06/13 01:38 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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I forgot. It happens some times.

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#266068 - 12/06/13 02:10 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick

Clearly Paul Walker wasn't old enough to make your little list. coffee

I'll try to make up for it by posting the Wikipedia article on Paul Walker, which also contains some informative links.

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#266076 - 12/06/13 12:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: Golem]
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Nelson Mandela 1981 - 2013 RIP

(Nelson was not obscure enough to make Golem's little list.)
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#266078 - 12/06/13 02:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2013 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick

Nelson Mandela 1981 - 2013 RIP

(Nelson was not obscure enough to make Golem's little list.)

Scroll up a bit, Rick. He's there.

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