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#304853 - 01/04/18 05:09 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
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#304854 - 01/04/18 05:10 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Thomas S. Monson, Mormon church president, dead at 90

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Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Mormon church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- died late Tuesday at the age of 90, the church announced...

A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle ever in 1963 at the age of 36. He served as a counselor for three church presidents before assuming the role of the top leader of the church in February 2008.

Monson's job is expected to go to next longest-tenured member of the church's governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Russell M. Nelson, per church protocol...

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The expected successor, Russell M. Nelson, is 93 years old.

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#304928 - 01/06/18 10:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Jerry Van Dyke, long time TV star, died on Friday in Arkansas from unknown causes. He and his wife were involved in a car accident in 2015 that affected his health. He was 86.

Jerry Van Dyke Dies

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#304929 - 01/07/18 01:01 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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That must have been a really bad car accident because the Van Dyke brothers were known for how much health and vitality they projected, even at an advanced age.
Dick Van Dyke is STILL confounding doctors as a song and dance man at AGE NINETY PLUS.
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#304932 - 01/07/18 06:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87 -Reuters.

I grew up during the height of the 'space race', and Young was a part of almost all of it. At each step of that exciting journey, I can remember his name being mentioned. "He flew into space twice during NASA’s Gemini program in the mid-1960s, twice on the Apollo lunar missions and twice on space shuttles in the 1980s. He was the only person to fly on all three types of programs."
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#305182 - 01/19/18 05:14 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

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Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94...

A Rhodes scholar and 33-year Navy veteran, Turner commanded NATO's forces in southern Europe from 1975 to 1977 before being chosen to direct the Central Intelligence Agency...

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#305511 - 02/06/18 06:45 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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John Mahoney, Frasier's irritable old dad, passed away at age 77.
Mahoney also appeared as a womanizing professor in Moonstruck.

John Mahoney
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#305553 - 02/10/18 12:33 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Reginald Cathey, who most recently played the owner of Frank Underwood's favorite BBQ joint in "House of Cards", passed away at age 59 from lung cancer.

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#305827 - 03/02/18 10:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Top Spanish conductor Jesus Lopez Cobos dies

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Top Spanish conductor Jesus Lopez Cobos, who wielded the baton at a clutch of top ensembles including the Spanish National Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), has died of cancer aged 78, his entourage said Friday in Madrid.

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#305841 - 03/04/18 04:53 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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David Ogden Stiers, fussy 'M*A*S*H' doc and beloved clock from Disney's 'Beast,' dies at 75

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David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the arrogant Army surgeon Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III on “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday. He was 75.

His agent tweeted that he died of bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Ore., according to Variety.

For his work on the sitcom set in the Korean War, Stiers was twice Emmy-nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982.

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#305842 - 03/04/18 04:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Sir Roger Bannister, first athlete to break four-minute mile, dies aged 88

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Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile, has died. He was 88.
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A statement released on behalf of his family said he had died in his sleep “surrounded by his family, who were as loved by him as he was loved by them. He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends.”

After Bannister broke the mile record, running three minutes, 59.4 seconds at the Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954, he collapsed into a pack of men, his body feeling “like an exploding flashbulb”. Then came the words that revived him quicker than any pick-me-up. “Result of event eight: one mile. First, RG Bannister of Exeter and Merton colleges, in a time which, subject to ratification, is a new track record, British record, European record, Commonwealth record and world record three minutes and …” The rest of the sentence was drowned by cheers.

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#305975 - 03/14/18 04:06 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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It's like the Great Library at Alexandria burning down all over again.

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

The Guardian UK
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#305976 - 03/14/18 05:18 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
It's like the Great Library at Alexandria burning down all over again.

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

The Guardian UK

RIP Professor Hawking. Bow

It was kinda neat that only last week Professor Hawking was asked his thoughts about what existed before the Big Bang, and Professor Hawking said: Nothing

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#306260 - 04/05/18 10:46 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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WWE Hall of Famer ‘Luscious’ Johnny Valiant dies after being struck by pickup truck

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“Luscious” Johnny Valiant, a wrestling star of the 1970s and ’80s and a Hall of Famer, died Wednesday of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a pickup truck as he crossed a busy street in Ross Township, Pa.

The 71-year-old, whose real name was Thomas M. Sullivan, was pronounced dead at Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side, WWE announced Wednesday night. The accident occurred at about 5:30 a.m., Ross Detective Brian Kohlhepp told Triblive.com.

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#306261 - 04/06/18 04:18 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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His one last takedown. And damn it was a good one!
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#306792 - 05/20/18 07:25 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

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Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103.

Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes.

With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.

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#306823 - 05/23/18 04:58 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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As a heavily hormonal teenage Jew-talian in the 1960's I was ravaged by a double dose of religious, social, cultural and sexual guilt.
Philip Roth's novel "Portnoy's Complaint" taught me that it was okay to laugh at my life lessons, and that I might just even be "normal".
Roth provided enough of that laughter to last a lifetime.
And then I discovered his other books.
I never got to thank you, Mr. Portnoy. (Roth)

Rest in Mirth.

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#306824 - 05/24/18 03:52 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I came from a family of readers. When they got a good paperback, they'd share it with their favorite family members. I was about 17 when my 60-some-year-old aunt read Portnoy's Complaint. I was over at her house one day and she took me into her bedroom and showed me the book. She said, "I'd like to loan it to you, but it really is awful. Funny, but awful ... like, look here at page ..." And she read me the tuna-sandwich-finger-smelling thing. My aunt cracked up and said she didn't want to get in trouble with my dad (her brother). She loaned it to me a couple of months later. I guess I'd grown up enough.
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#306825 - 05/24/18 07:49 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Originally Posted By: Spag-hetti
I came from a family of readers. When they got a good paperback, they'd share it with their favorite family members. I was about 17 when my 60-some-year-old aunt read Portnoy's Complaint. I was over at her house one day and she took me into her bedroom and showed me the book. She said, "I'd like to loan it to you, but it really is awful. Funny, but awful ... like, look here at page ..." And she read me the tuna-sandwich-finger-smelling thing. My aunt cracked up and said she didn't want to get in trouble with my dad (her brother). She loaned it to me a couple of months later. I guess I'd grown up enough.


In other words, you had a very modern thinking aunt!
I think I might have been either fifteen or sixteen when my oldest brother handed it to me.
My mother asked why "he was complaining". I hadn't started the book yet so I had no idea what the meaning of the title was, and my brother had only said, "it's really funny".

A couple of weeks later Mom had a hissy fit over it, seems she'd heard a few things about it, and the beginnings of a row ensued, but I was already nearly finished with it.
Dad tamped down the smoke and anguish with his classic, "just don't upset your mother" line, which really amounted to a wink and a nudge.
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#306827 - 05/25/18 06:10 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Like 15 year old boys would never think of masturbation unless they read Complaint.

Back when I was in High School anybody who didn't masturbate was beyond weird. Probably involved with incest or farm animals!

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#306829 - 05/25/18 06:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Like 15 year old boys would never think of masturbation unless they read Complaint.

Back when I was in High School anybody who didn't masturbate was beyond weird. Probably involved with incest or farm animals!


You have to give at least equal credit to "The Monkey".
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#307155 - 06/28/18 09:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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...and that I might just even be "normal"...

Has the verdict come back, yet? laugh
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#307156 - 06/28/18 09:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Harlan Ellison dead at 84, acclaimed science fiction writer was known for combative style

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Harlan Ellison, who emerged as a major figure in the New Wave of science fiction writers in the 1960s and became a legend in science fiction and fantasy circles for his award-winning stories and notoriously outspoken and combative persona, died Wednesday night in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Ellison died at home in Sherman Oaks in his sleep, according to Susan Shapiro, his Hollywood agent. His death was unexpected.

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#307262 - 07/05/18 07:20 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Ed Schultz, veteran broadcaster and former MSNBC host, dies at 64

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Ed Schultz, the liberal firebrand and former MSNBC host who most recently anchored a show for a Russian-funded media organization, died on Thursday. He was 64.

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#307418 - 07/13/18 09:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Roger Perry, Actor on 'Star Trek,' 'The Munsters' and 'The Facts of Life,' Dies at 85

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Discovered by Lucille Ball, he also appeared in 'The Thing With Two Heads' and was married to actresses Jo Anne Worley and Joyce Bulifant.

Roger Perry, the veteran character actor who guest-starred on a memorable episode of the original Star Trek and portrayed Eastland headmaster Charles Parker on The Facts of Life, has died. He was 85.

Perry died Thursday night at his home in Indian Wells, California, after a battle with prostate cancer, his daughter, Dana Perry McNerney, told The Hollywood Reporter.

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#307477 - 07/16/18 05:03 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Masa Saito passes away after long battle with Parkinson's disease (pro wrestler Mr. Saito)

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Masanori Saito, a former Olympian as an amateur wrestler and Hall of Famer as a pro, passed away on Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Saito was 76.

Saito had the most successful long-term career of any Japanese native on the American scene, being a championship-level wrestler in multiple territories from 1968 to 1990. While Giant Baba in the 60s, Great Muta, and now Shinsuke Nakamura were as big or bigger stars, Saito spent the majority of his career in the United States as opposed to a brief version, and was always a headliner as a former Olympian who was a top tier in-ring worker, even with limited English speaking ability.

During most of his career he played the stereotypical salt-throwing Japanese heel, a role mostly played by Hawaiians rather than Japanese wrestlers in the 60s.

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#307542 - 07/19/18 03:19 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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I just discovered the news that Phil Hoskins' life partner Ron Thomas also passed away on May 3rd.

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"This is the saddest message I have ever had to post.....

It is with great regret that I have to announce that one of our dearest friends has passed away.

Ron Thomas has lost a painful battle with grief and depression after losing his longtime partner Phil Hoskins last fall.

Anyone who ever crossed paths with Ron fell in love with him immediately. He was one of the happiest and intelligent individuals that I have ever met, and my world was blessed having him as a close friend for over 2 decades.

Out of respect and wishes for the family, no specific details will be released yet, and we hope that you please respect these wishes.

I feel sick, saddened, and angry that such a beautiful soul is gone."


Link to Ron Thomas' Memorial Service
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#307555 - 07/19/18 07:25 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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How sad.

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#307663 - 07/26/18 04:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Patrick Williams, Emmy-Winning TV Composer, Dies at 79

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Patrick Williams, who was best-known for his Emmy-winning television music but who was also a renowned and Grammy-winning big-band jazz leader and arranger, died Wednesday morning of complications from cancer at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 79.

Williams was among the most versatile composers of his generation, earning an Oscar nomination (for adapting opera in “Breaking Away,” 1979), four Emmys (for dramatic music including “Lou Grant,” 1980) and two Grammys (for arrangements including his classic jazz album “Threshold,” 1974) during more than 50 years of music-making in New York and Los Angeles.

In the middle of his most prolific period, scoring music for TV including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Streets of San Francisco,” he was also nominated for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in music for his groundbreaking “An American Concerto” (1976) for jazz quartet and symphony orchestra.

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#307691 - 07/27/18 09:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 97

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Bill Loud was not the first person to play the role of a father on television. What made him a pioneer was that he was not acting — and that he was often not acting responsibly.

In 1973, when PBS broadcast “An American Family,” Mr. Loud, who died on Thursday in Los Angeles at 97, was the tan and philandering head of an affluent real-life household whose domestic dramas in Santa Barbara, Calif., were captured on camera for 300 hours and edited into 12 hourlong episodes now regarded as the genesis of reality television.

“An American Family” shocked American families. Aired with the imprimatur of public broadcasting, it was portrayed as sociological exploration, not exploitation, and although many people found it irresistible, it was also hard to watch.

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#307817 - 08/07/18 05:27 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Paul Laxalt, Former Nevada Governor, Dies at 96

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Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96.

Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group.

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#307884 - 08/13/18 05:00 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies (professional wrestler)

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Monday morning, news broke that former WWF tag team champion Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has died. He was 63 years old. WWE.com confirmed the news.

"It is with a sad heart, that I share with you the passing of a long time friend and colleague, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Your thoughts and prayers for the family are appreciated!" posted Cauliflower Alley Club president Brian Blair -- who often competed in the Killer Bees tag team against Neidhart and Bret "Hitman" Hart as the Hart Foundation.

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#307893 - 08/14/18 05:22 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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He was only 63. I wonder just how many pro wrestlers and other athletes traded their elder years for steroid-enhanced brawn when they were younger. It's a shame.

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#307932 - 08/16/18 05:19 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

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Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76.

The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer, her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said.

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#307942 - 08/17/18 01:01 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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That's a really crappy way to go. If I ever get pancreatic cancer, I want to know the override code for my morphine dispenser.

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#307991 - 08/19/18 06:35 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Northern California pro wrestling voice Walt Harris passes away

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Walt Harris, the voice of the most popular period of pro wrestling in Northern California and best known nationally as the host of the syndicated Roller Derby shows, passed away last night at the age of 97...

Harris was the sole announcer for National All Star Wrestling and Big Time Wrestling in the 1960s that aired on KTVU, Ch. 2 in San Francisco, and KCRA, Ch. 3, in Sacramento, and were syndicated at times in cities like Honolulu, Phoenix, and other West Coast markets. He had already been the Roller Derby announcer on that station for a few years and Roller Derby was all the rage in the Bay Area before Roy Shire started his career as a promoter, drawing sellouts of the biggest matches at the Cow Palace and making Charlie O'Connell perhaps the most popular athlete in the area...

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#308124 - 08/26/18 02:34 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Senator John McCain, independent voice of the GOP establishment, dies at 81 The man was a wacko bird himself, but I respected him and listened to him when he spoke. The only thing he did that pissed me off was try to make a political commercial in Arlington Cemetery. Is there any republican that may grow a pair and take his place? I am saddened this day.


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#308125 - 08/26/18 03:54 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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He had a great big life. I did not agree with some of his positions and he did some silly things, but I respected him. He was a real mensch.

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#308129 - 08/26/18 04:56 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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"Some people are saying" that Cyndi McCain will replace her husband in the Senate. I think the Republican base is far too rabid at the moment for someone sensible. They would prefer someone like Kelli Ward.

Kelli Ward is running for Jeff Flake's seat and she has a bus tour this weekend leading up to the Arizona primary next Tuesday. Kelli accuses John McCain of dying this weekend to take news media's focus off of her bus tour.

Kelli Ward is exactly the kind of nut job that the Republican base votes for these days. Hmm

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#308136 - 08/26/18 06:39 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: pdx rick]
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#308337 - 09/06/18 09:37 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Burt Reynolds, Movie Star Who Played It for Grins, Dies at 82

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The ex-jock from Florida starred in 'Deliverance' and 'Boogie Nights' but preferred making such populist, fun fare as 'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'The Cannonball Run' and 'Starting Over.'

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82.

Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest.

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#308339 - 09/06/18 10:36 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Awww, that's kind of sad. RIP Burt.
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#308833 - 10/06/18 04:21 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Karl Mildenberger, Former EBU Champ & Ali Foe, Passes Away

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Former EBU heavyweight champ and world title contender Karl Mildenberger has passed away at the age of 80, reports media in Germany.

Mildenberger turned pro in 1958 and first challenged for the EBU title in 1962 but lost to Dick Richardson. In 1964 he beat Santo Amonti to win the title and defended it three times before challenging the champion of the world, Muhammad Ali.

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#308922 - 10/13/18 06:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Jim Taylor dies; was first of Vince Lombardi-era Packers inducted into Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards over five straight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, died Saturday morning at the age of 83, the team announced.

Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers from 1958-66, and he was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1976.

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#308925 - 10/14/18 05:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Don Leo Jonathan dead at 87 (all-time great professional wrestler)

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Don Leo Delaun Heaton, better known to the pro wrestling world as "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan, has died. He was 87 years old.

At the end of August, Heaton was admitted to a hospital in British Columbia, and never left.

Throughout his lengthy career, Don Leo Jonathan was one of the top wrestlers in the world, period. At 6-foot-6, at usually 280-320 pounds, he was both hulking, but also fast and agile, able to do a nip-up.

Contrasting his size was his voice, which was squeaky and high-pitched, yet measured and thoughtful, menacing when it needed to be, motivating when he wanted to rally the fans to his size.

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#308936 - 10/16/18 05:53 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Seahawks, Blazers owner, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 - ESPN.

The importance of Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft, to Seattle and the Northwest in general, cannot be overstated. Before book Gates got philanthropist religion, Paul Allen was doing it. Paul Allen saved the Seahawks. Paul Allen did the same for Portland with the Trailblazers.
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Over the course of several decades, Allen gave more than $2 billion to a wide range of interests, including ocean health, homelessness and advancing scientific research.

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#308964 - 10/18/18 06:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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'Dirty' Dick Slater passes away at 67 (professional wrestler)

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According to the NWA's Twitter account, "Dirty" Dick Slater has passed away at age 67. No cause of death was given.

Born Richard Van Slater, Slater was best known for his runs in WCW and Georgia Championship Wrestling with plenty of stops in between.

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#308993 - 10/20/18 02:49 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Harold & Kumar’ and ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?

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Sad news, folks. We’re seeing reports on Facebook that Danny Leiner, the director of the beloved comedies Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car? has passed away following a long illness.

Leiner got his start with the well-received short films My Birthday Cake and Time Expired, which led him to make his feature debut with the 1996 comedy Layin‘ Low starring Jeremy Piven and Edie Falco. Four years later, he was tapped to direct the Ashton Kutcher-Seann William Scott comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?, where he also worked with a young Jennifer Garner. The film grossed $73 million worldwide on a $13 million budget, proving to be a modest hit for 20th Century Fox, though a much-rumored sequel failed to materialize.

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#309008 - 10/21/18 04:19 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Dick Modzelewski, Key Lineman in a Vaunted Giants Defense, Dies at 87

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Dick Modzelewski, the Giants’ tackle who played on the line that transformed defensive players into glamorous pro football figures during the team’s glory years of the late 1950s and early ’60s, died on Friday at his home in Eastlake, Ohio. He was 87.

His death was confirmed by his daughter Laurie Hardesty.

Modzelewski, the winner of the 1952 Outland Trophy as college football’s best interior lineman, playing for the University of Maryland, was obtained by the Giants in a trade before the 1956 season. Soon, chants of “Dee-fense” rang out at Yankee Stadium as Modzelewski at left tackle, Jim Katcavage at left end, Andy Robustelli at right end — all in their first season as Giants — and Rosey Grier at right tackle formed the first N.F.L. defensive line to be celebrated as a unit.

The Giants routed the Chicago Bears, 47-7, to win the 1956 N.F.L. championship and captured five more Eastern Conference titles in the next seven years with that defensive line virtually intact.

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#309056 - 10/24/18 09:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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James Karen, Actor in 'Poltergeist' and So Much More, Dies at 94

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James Karen, the instantly recognizable character actor who moved the cemetery’s headstones — but not the bodies — as the developer Mr. Teague in the modern horror classic Poltergeist, has died. He was 94.

The incredibly prolific Karen, who also was noteworthy in such films as The China Syndrome (1979) and The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and on the finale of NBC’s Little House on the Prairie — he’s the dastardly reason the town of Walnut Grove was blown up — died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Alba, said.

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Another one of those, "you may not recognize his name but you'll know him when you see his picture" folks.

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#309297 - 11/08/18 05:54 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Long-Serving Times Book Critic, Dies at 84

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, a nationally influential literary critic for The New York Times for three decades, who wrote some 4,000 reviews and essays, mostly for the daily column Books of The Times, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 84.

His death, at the Milstein Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, was caused by complications of a stroke, his daughter, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, said.

In one of journalism’s most challenging jobs, Mr. Lehmann-Haupt was The Times’s senior daily book critic from 1969 to 1995, tackling two or three books a week and rendering judgments that could affect, for better or ill, literary careers as well as book sales. He was a critic until 2000.

Readers and colleagues called him a judicious, authoritative voice on fiction and a seemingly boundless array of history, biography, current events and other topics, with forays into Persian archaeology and fly fishing.

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#309310 - 11/08/18 09:39 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Francis Lai, Oscar-Winning ‘Love Story’ Composer, Dies at 86

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French composer Francis Lai, who won an Oscar for “Love Story” and penned the beguiling theme for “A Man and a Woman,” has died at the age of 86, the mayor of Nice announced on Wednesday. No cause of death was reported.

Lai’s plaintive piano melody for “Love Story,” the 1970 tearjerker that made stars of Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, was his biggest hit, earning him an Oscar and a Golden Globe. His soundtrack recording was all over radio in early 1971, reaching no. 37 as a single and no. 2 as a soundtrack album. When lyrics were added to the melody, Andy Williams sang “Where Do I Begin” to no. 7 on the charts that same year.

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#309346 - 11/11/18 09:21 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival actor and voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, dies at 90

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Douglas Rain passed away Sunday morning at the age of 90.

The actor, one of the pioneers of the Stratford Festival, is best known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Rain was the voice of the sentient computer HAL.

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#309347 - 11/12/18 04:35 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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I didn't see this noted earlier, and it most assuredly should have been. Joachim Ronneberg, hero of Telemark, dies at 99 (The Australian). Ronneberg, who was only 23 at the time, led a group of Norwegian saboteurs who may have saved the world. Seriously. They destroyed the Nazi's heavy water supply that had taken them 18 months to accumulate (which was part of their effort to create an atomic weapon). The most amazing part of their story was that they escaped by skiing 250 miles to Sweden without being encountered, despite a manhunt involving 3000 German soldiers.

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#309349 - 11/12/18 06:28 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Pretty ironic isn't it? A small group of Norwegians on skis and an English homosexual mathematician (Turing) did more to defeat the Nazis than countless soldiers, planes, and warships.

WWI was all about the industrialization of warfare, with machine guns, poison gas, etc. WWII was all about intelligence, with encryption, game theory, and physics. War is becoming an exercise in pure intellect, and Russia meddling in our elections via internet may actually be WWIII.

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#309415 - 11/16/18 04:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87

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I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated.

We will be following this and building out the story today, but I wanted to let Deadline readers know straight away. From his scripting work to his books like Adventures in the Screen Trade, Goldman is one of the greats, a true legend.

Goldman began as a novelist and transitioned to writing scripts with Masquerade in 1965. While his greatest hits were the indelible pairing of Robert Redford with Paul Newman in the George Roy Hill-directed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the Alan Pakula-directed toppling of President Richard Nixon drama All The President’s Men, he wrote the scripts for many other great movies. The list includes the Hoffman-starrer Marathon Man, as well as The Princess Bride, Flowers For Algernon, The Stepford Wives, The Great Waldo Pepper, A Bridge Too Far, Chaplin and Misery. He also did a lot of behind the scenes script doctoring without taking a screen credit, as on films that included A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.

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#309416 - 11/16/18 07:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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I've loved Goldman's work for decades, the most important, of course, being

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#309417 - 11/17/18 12:31 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Roy Clark of Hee Haw fame has died...

I honestly thought he died years ago...
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#309418 - 11/17/18 12:36 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Greger]
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Roy Clark of Hee Haw fame has died...

I honestly thought he died years ago...



I liked him.

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#309419 - 11/17/18 01:18 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I've loved Goldman's work for decades, the most important, of course, being

William Goldman on Saving Private Ryan

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#309518 - 11/23/18 04:31 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87

I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87.


My first wife's ex father-in-law, Sidney Beckerman.
(Producer - Marathon Man)

William Goldman was reportedly one of the only people who wasn't terrified of Sidney Beckerman. The other one was John Milius.

Beckerman made sure that Goldman's first payment for "Marathon Man" was literally cash delivered in a brown paper sack...not because Goldman wanted it that way, because Sidney Beckerman wanted to prove he could have the cash delivered in a brown paper bag by 2:00 AM the night Goldman agreed to work on the film.

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#309536 - 11/24/18 10:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Nicolas Roeg, Director of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' Dies at 90

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Nicolas Roeg, the British cinematographer turned director who employed his visual flair on such films as David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth and the horror masterpiece Don’t Look Now, has died. He was 90.

Roeg, who also called the shots for two other rock stars, Mick Jagger in Performance (1970) and Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession (1980), died Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., told the BBC.

Roeg, known for the lighting composition, color imagery, manipulation of time and erotic sensibility in his films, spent two decades as a camera operator and cinematographer before graduating to director.

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#309547 - 11/25/18 06:21 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Roy Clark's life, legacy celebrated at memorial service - Photo Gallery (NewsOK). Roy Clark was probably better known for his comedy (Hee Haw), but he was one of the best guitarist and banjo players on the planet, and his influence among musicians legendary.

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Willie Naulls, Knicks All-Star and Celtics Champion, Dies at 84

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Willie Naulls, a four-time All-Star forward with the Knicks, a member of three consecutive N.B.A. championship teams with the Boston Celtics and one of pro basketball’s early black stars, died on Thursday at his home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was 84.

The cause was respiratory failure resulting from Churg-Strauss syndrome, a rare condition that can restrict blood flow to vital organs and tissues, his wife, Dr. Anne Van de Water Naulls, said.

A fine outside shooter and a rugged rebounder at 6 feet 6 inches and 225 pounds or so, Naulls was an All-American at U.C.L.A. in 1956, his senior season, playing for the future Hall of Fame coach John Wooden. He was a second-round draft pick of the St. Louis Hawks.

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#309564 - 11/26/18 11:06 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Bernardo Bertolucci, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘The Last Emperor,’ Dies at 77

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Bernardo Bertolucci, whose epic “The Last Emperor” won nine Oscars and who influenced generations of filmmakers with other groundbreaking works such as “The Conformist” and “Last Tango in Paris,” in which he explored politics and sexuality through personal storytelling and audacious camera work, has died. He was 77.

His publicist, Flavia Schiavi, said Bertolucci died at his home in Rome at 7 a.m. Monday. He had been suffering from cancer.

Italy’s greatest auteur of his generation, Bertolucci managed to work both in Europe and Hollywood, though his relationship with the studios had its ups and downs. But even when he operated within the studio system, Bertolucci always managed to make films that were considered projections of his inner world.

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"SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg dead at 57
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Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the hit Nickelodeon show "SpongeBob SquarePants," has died, the network announced Tuesday. He was 57.

Hillenburg died following a battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. In March, he announced that he had been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease.

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Ken Berry, Star of 'F Troop' and 'Mama's Family,' Dies at 85

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Ken Berry, the rubber-legged actor who delighted TV viewers as the blundering Capt. Wilton Parmenter on F Troop and as the accident-prone Vinton Harper on Mama's Family, has died. He was 85.

Berry, an agile song-and-dance man who was encouraged in show business by his U.S. Army sergeant, future Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, his ex-wife, actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The amiable Berry also was known for starring as town councilor Sam Jones on Mayberry R.F.D., the spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show that was created by CBS after Griffith exited the series — then the No. 1 show in the ratings — after its eighth and final season.

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'Dynamite Kid' Tom Billington dead at 60 (professional wrestler)

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The death of "The Dynamite Kid" Tom Billington came on Tuesday, his 60th birthday, his health battles post-wrestling front and centre for years, proof that there was a huge price paid to be one of the most innovative, influential professional wrestlers in history.

How influential was he? Even the curmudgeonly Bad News Allen Coage once gave Dynamite Kid props: "Pound for pound, Dynamite Kid was probably the best wrestler ever because you've still got these young guys today trying to emulate him in the ring. He was one of my favorites to work with. In our matches, the people just really wanted to kill me and just come in there and help him out."

The late Owen Hart, in one of his interviews with SLAM! Wrestling, said that growing up, he placed Dynamite Kid "on a pedestal ... I'd go 'Wow, that guy's awesome.' ... Dynamite, just because he was the original, was the best."

But the flipside of his legacy is equally lasting. As Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter in 1994, that Billington was "a pioneer of insane bumps whose career was cut short by a crippling back injury no doubt related to his risk-taking, admitted blowing all his money on drugs, booze and women, claiming when he was in the WWF he drank himself silly, needed drugs (cocaine, Valium, speed and steroids) to survive the pace, get the sleep and keep his physique."

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Larry 'The Axe' Hennig passes away at 82 (professional wrestler)

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Larry Hennig, the father of Curt Hennig and one of the biggest stars in the history of the AWA, passed away earlier today at the age of 82.

Hennig attended Robbindale High School in Minneapolis, the alma mater of Verne Gagne. He was the state heavyweight wrestling champion in high school, and Gagne recruited him into pro wrestling when Hennig had turned down college football and wrestling offers because he already had his first child and had to work to earn money to support a wife and family.

He wrestled in the Midwest most of his career, and eventually was brought into the AWA in 1960 as Gagne's protege. He briefly held the AWA tag team titles with Duke Hoffman, but in 1963, he became a heel, "Pretty Boy" Larry Hennig, forming a tag team with "Handsome" Harley Race, which helped carry the territory for several years, working against all the top area babyfaces. Hennig & Race, taunted as The Dolly Sisters, had one of the biggest feuds in AWA history with Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher, which was really the feud that made Bruiser & Crusher tag team legends...

His grandson, Joe Hennig, works in WWE as Curtis Axel, with Axel being a tribute to his grandfather. Larry would regularly attend WWE shows in the Twin Cities...

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#309808 - 12/10/18 09:15 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Melvin Dummar dead: Supposedly rescued Howard Hughes in Nevada desert

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Melvin Dummar won fleeting fame and a lifelong curse for supposedly rescuing Howard Hughes from the cold Central Nevada desert in December 1967, but he never saw a dime of the billionaire’s fortune, despite a disputed will that named him as a beneficiary.

Instead, Dummar worked hard at whatever jobs he could find, right up until the end.

Dummar died Saturday in Nye County, according to his brother, Ray. He was 74.

Melvin Dummar found himself hounded by the media and mocked by Johnny Carson on the “Tonight Show,” after the so-called “Mormon Will” surfaced following Hughes’ death in 1976.

The mysterious document might have made Dummar a millionaire 100 times over had it not been dismissed as a fake by a Nevada court in 1978.

The story was later dramatized in the Academy Award-winning 1980 movie “Melvin and Howard,” but all the drama and scrutiny nearly ruined Dummar’s life.

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