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#303156 - 09/18/17 01:43 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Wrestling legend Bobby Heenan passes away

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A dark cloud hovers over the professional wrestling world today, as one of the most beloved characters in history has checked out way too soon. But the memories of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan still live on, proving that even the darkest clouds have silver linings.

Commentator Jim Ross broke the news on his Twitter account today.

"Nobody ever did it better than the Weasel," wrote Ross.

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#303181 - 09/20/17 03:07 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Jake LaMotta dead: 'Raging Bull' boxing legend dies aged 95

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Jake LaMotta – the legendary boxer depicted by Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull – has died, aged 95...

He liked to fight on the inside and was famous for stalking his opponents, who often had bigger punches, but less grit and determination. He is regarded as having one of the best chins in the history of the sport.

In an era of premium middleweights, LaMotta had some epic encounters. Most notable among these were six hair-raising fights with his great rival Sugar Ray Robinson...

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#303182 - 09/20/17 05:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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The last time the media encountered LaMotta, a reporter asked him what he thought of DeNiro's boxing in the film. LaMotta replied that he thought DeNiro was a fine boxer, maybe should have gone professional.
Rest in peace, champ.
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#303253 - 09/28/17 04:02 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Hugh Hefner, the notorious founder of Playboy Magazine, died at his home in Holmby Hills, at age 91 this morning.
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#303254 - 09/28/17 02:59 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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He didn’t really die. He just sort of petered out.
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#303294 - 10/02/17 09:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Tom Petty, Dead at 66

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Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home




RIP, Mr. Petty Bow , frown
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#303299 - 10/02/17 11:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Maybe a distant cousin. Families both from Texas, Petty is a family name.

To bad, I always loved his music. Free Falling was brilliant.

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#303306 - 10/03/17 12:30 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Multiple conflicting reports and now status is listed as still in critical condition.
Details sketchy but with reported "no brain activity" it is tough to know how he will even make it through the rest of the day.
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#303309 - 10/03/17 03:05 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Tom Petty was reported dead then not dead. Which makes sense because you can stand him up at the gates of hell but he won’t back down.
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#303310 - 10/03/17 03:27 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Tom Petty was reported dead then not dead. Which makes sense because you can stand him up at the gates of hell but he won’t back down.

Yes, found out after I posted. Last I heard, PDT he was taken off of life-support.
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