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#297870 - 01/04/17 09:29 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017
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#297871 - 01/04/17 09:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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French maestro conductor Georges PrÍtre dies at 92

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French maestro Georges PrÍtre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.

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#297976 - 01/08/17 03:48 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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#297977 - 01/08/17 03:52 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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#297982 - 01/08/17 02:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Terrible loss.
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#297983 - 01/08/17 06:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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When I see a 92 - 94 y/o pass, even with a prolific and outstanding career, I feel respect and admiration, but not the sense of loss when it is a young/er person with a great, but shortened life. 2016 was a year of great passings. My hope is that 2017 doesn't compare.
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#297987 - 01/08/17 07:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
When I see a 92 - 94 y/o pass, even with a prolific and outstanding career, I feel respect and admiration, but not the sense of loss when it is a young/er person with a great, but shortened life. 2016 was a year of great passings. My hope is that 2017 doesn't compare.

2016 was a horrible, horrible year of too soon losses. cry
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#298093 - 01/13/17 07:26 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

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Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.

Blatty died Thursday at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he lived, his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty, told The Associated Press. The cause of death was multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, she said.

Inspired by an incident in a Washington suburb that Blatty had read about while in college, "The Exorcist" was published in 1971, followed two years later by the film of the same name. Blatty's story of a 12-year-old-girl inhabited by a satanic force spent more than a year on The New York Times fiction best-seller list and eventually sold more than 10 million copies. It reached a far wider audience through the movie version, directed by William Friedkin, produced and written by Blatty and starring Linda Blair as the young, bedeviled Regan.

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#298119 - 01/14/17 10:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Dick Gautier, Hymie the Robot on 'Get Smart,' Dies at 85

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Dick Gautier, who starred on Broadway in the original production of Bye, Bye Birdie and then famously played Hymie the Robot on the sitcom Get Smart, has died. He was 85...

Gautier, who started his career as a stand-up comic, received a Tony nomination for playing Conrad Birdie, the character based on Elvis Presley, in the memorable, original 1960 production of Bye, Bye Birdie, starring Dick Van Dyke...

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#298139 - 01/15/17 09:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73.

His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.

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