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#301378 - 05/26/17 03:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Jared Martin, Who Played Rodeo Cowboy Dusty Farlow on 'Dallas,' Dies at 75

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Jared Martin, the Dallas actor who portrayed Dusty Farlow, the rodeo cowboy and Sue Ellen Ewing seducer who perished in a plane crash, only to have producers resurrect his character by popular demand, has died. He was 75.

Martin died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Philadelphia, his son, Christian Martin, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Martin roomed with Brian De Palma when they both attended Columbia University in New York and appeared in the first and third features of the director's career: Murder a la Mod (1968) and The Wedding Party (1969).

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#301384 - 05/27/17 03:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.

His death, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, was announced on Friday by his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.”

Like his predecessor Henry A. Kissinger, Mr. Brzezinski was a foreign-born scholar (he in Poland, Mr. Kissinger in Germany) with considerable influence in global affairs, both before and long after his official tour of duty in the White House.

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#301412 - 05/29/17 06:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford dies at 78. I have been a fan of Frank Deford for decades. He's been a fixture on NPR for three decades, which is where I first heard him. I only got connected to Sports Illustrated (and briefly) because of him. I was already going to miss his presence on Morning Edition, from which he just retired. Wikipedia entry.

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#301417 - 05/30/17 03:34 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche will be remembered as a hero by his family and many in Portland.
The 23-year-old was just starting his career. He was a compassionate young man with many plans, his sister said at Saturday's vigil.
After graduating from Portland's Reed College with a degree in economics last year, he began working at an environmental consulting agency. He had just bought a house and dreamed of getting married and having children in the future.


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Rick Best always worked hard, tried to help those around him and seemed to have a heart for public service.
After 23 years with the military, he joined his family in Portland's suburb of Happy Valley. First, he became an electronics repairman and loved it because he could spend time with his children.
Within a couple of years, he ran for a seat as county commissioner of Clackamas County. He wasn't elected that time, but months later, he began working as a technician with the city of Portland.
"He was a devoted husband who talked often of his family. He was a model public servant," said David Austin, spokesman for Portland commissioner Chloe Eudaly.


Both men were murdered while defending two women from a white supremacist.

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Micah Fletcher, 21, is being treated in a hospital with serious injuries. His mother, Margie Fletcher, told CNN affiliate KATU that the knife missed his jugular by 1 millimeter.


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#301454 - 06/01/17 10:23 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Elena Verdugo, Emmy-Nominated Actress on 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' Dies at 92

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Elena Verdugo, who portrayed the devoted office assistant and nurse Consuelo Lopez opposite Robert Young on the 1970s ABC drama Marcus Welby, M.D., has died. She was 92.

Verdugo died Tuesday in Los Angeles, a representative for actress Sharon Gless told The Hollywood Reporter. Early in her career, Gless had a recurring role as hospital worker Kathleen Faverty on Marcus Welby, M.D., and she and Verdugo had been extremely close ever since.

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#301461 - 06/02/17 06:02 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Sad news: Eminent conductor collapses and dies (Sir Jeffrey Tate)

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The management agency for Sir Jeffrey Tate has confirmed his death, this afternoon, at the age of 74. The eminent British conductor suffered a heart attack while visiting the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy, and could not be revived.

Sir Jeffrey Tate, who was 74, was knighted six weeks ago for services to music.

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#301512 - 06/04/17 08:21 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87

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Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87.

Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.

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#301536 - 06/06/17 12:04 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' Star and Husband of Ann-Margret, Dies at 84

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Roger Smith, the suave leading man of television who starred on the popular 1950s-'60s ABC private eye series 77 Sunset Strip before a neuromuscular disease ended his acting career in his 30s, has died. He was 84.

Smith, who went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years, died Sunday at Sherman Oaks Hospital, a representative for the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was announced...

In 1957, Columbia Pictures put Smith under contract. This led to a string of film appearances, including No Time to Be Young (1957), Operation Mad Ball (1957), Crash Landing (1958) and Auntie Mame (1958), in perhaps his most notable film role as the adult Patrick Dennis...

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#301606 - 06/10/17 05:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

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Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88.

West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said...

After struggling for years without a steady job, the good-natured actor reached a new level of fame when he accepted an offer to voice the mayor of Quahog — named Adam West; how’s that for a coincidence! — on Seth MacFarlane’s long-running Fox animated hit Family Guy...

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#301607 - 06/10/17 05:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

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