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#302700 - 08/14/17 08:11 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Bologna went out like a true performer.
At his bedside he was asked if he was comfortable.
His last words were: "No, but I make a living."
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#302701 - 08/14/17 09:39 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Nothing but respect for the man. Pancreatic cancer is supposed to be the most painful of all, and he fought it for three years all the way to the end. We all die sooner or later but some of us don't take the easy way out.

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#302732 - 08/17/17 02:00 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Tom Hawkins, who played for Lakers, worked for Dodgers, passes at 80

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August 16, 2017

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Tom Hawkins, who played six seasons for the Lakers, worked as a broadcaster in L.A. and later served as a Dodgers executive, passed away at his home in Malibu on Wednesday. He was 80.

A 6-foot-5 forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago’s Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at Notre Dame, where he became the first African-American student-athlete to earn All-America honors for the Fighting Irish.

Hawkins was the first Irish player to average in double figures for scoring and rebounding during each of his three seasons (freshmen were ineligible during his collegiate career). His 1,318 career rebounds remains the oldest standing program record.

Hawkins graduated with a sociology degree and was selected by the then-Minneapolis Lakers with the third pick in the first round of the 1959 NBA draft. “The Hawk” enjoyed a productive 10-year career in the league, and played one season in Minnesota, before moving with the team to Los Angeles.

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#302794 - Yesterday at 02:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

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Dick Gregory, the pioneering black satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He was 84.

Mr. Gregory’s son, Christian Gregory, who announced his death on social media, said more details would be released in the coming days. Mr. Gregory had been admitted to a hospital on Aug. 12, his son said in an earlier Facebook post.

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#302807 - Yesterday at 11:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91.

Comedian, Actor, Director, Pitch man for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, loved in France, I will miss you...
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#302809 - Today at 12:03 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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I think they liked him in France because he portrayed their image of how stupid Americans were, not because they had any affection for his work. I don't see that as any sort of compliment.

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