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Scrappylive

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« Reply #280 on: 08-05-2015 05:54 »

they've been dying off at an alarming rate

I think that makes sense, though.

Assuming nobody fought under the age of 18, the youngest WWII veteran - one who joined in the War's final year, 1945, at the age of 18 - would turn 88 years old this year.

Somebody who joined at the age of 24 in the War's first year, 1939, would turn 100 years old this year.
tyraniak

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« Reply #281 on: 08-05-2015 05:57 »

Yeah my grandpa fought in the marines back then and he's been gone for almost eight years. Also I think there were only 16 WWII vets present at the Memorial Day ceremony in dc this year
Scrappylive

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« Reply #282 on: 08-05-2015 06:13 »

Oh, wow. Very few.

My both grandfathers fought, I believe. They both passed away in the early 1990s.

Their experiences should be highly valued, honored, and remembered. Unfortunately, in just a matter of years, there will be no more living vets to tell the world their first-hand accounts.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #283 on: 08-11-2015 11:33 »

Here are a couple for all you anglophiles of a certain age out there:

1) George Cole who played Arthur Daley in Minder throughout the 1980's.

Minder was a TV staple of my early teens. It was too serious to be a sit-com but too light-hearted to be a drama and is a prime example of why, at the time, I preferred shows from the UK over shown from the USA.


2) Susan Sheridan who voiced Trillian in the radio (i.e. original) version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well as Princess Eilonwy in Disney's The Black Cauldron.

I can still remember, sometime in the early 1980s, 'borrowing' my parents transister radio to listen to a weekly broadcast of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, fearful that I would be discovered if either of them decided to go to bed early. Luckily that never happened and even now I still think that the best version of tHGttG is the radio one.

RIP Susan and George. Thanks for the memories.
 

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Spacedal11

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« Reply #284 on: 08-31-2015 06:54 »

Wes Craven has lost his battle with brain cancer. I didn't even realize he had it. I'm so incredibly sad.
Cudry

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« Reply #285 on: 09-19-2015 20:43 »

Brian Sewell has died, someone who I first heard of a few days ago. Quite odd, that.
tyraniak

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« Reply #286 on: 09-23-2015 17:04 »

RIP Yankees hall of famer and quotemaster Yogi Berra http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yogi-berra-famous-quotes-legendary-wisdom-article-1.2370926
Cudry

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« Reply #287 on: 09-23-2015 17:08 »

*gasps* One of the only baseball guys I actually know!
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« Reply #288 on: 09-23-2015 17:32 »


I didn't have any interest in baseball during the years he played the game, but came to love his character as did so many millions of people.  And I'm sure that if there were a way, he'd have a worthy quip about his passing.

* Tachy doffs his cap in salute to one of the most treasured sports personalities of all time

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« Reply #289 on: 09-23-2015 23:23 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2015 23:25 »

I thought Yogi Berra already died? It's deja vu all over again!
Scrappylive

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« Reply #290 on: 09-25-2015 08:04 »

I had assumed the same, probably because he hasn't been in the spotlight since before I was born. But the more I read about him, the better the person he seems to be.

Rest In Peace
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
1925-2015
Cudry

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« Reply #291 on: 10-02-2015 17:04 »

RIP Irish playwright Brian Friel.
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« Reply #292 on: 11-15-2015 10:04 »

RIP Warren Mitchell; best known for playing Alf Garnett; one of TV's most iconic (and controversial) comedy characters.
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« Reply #293 on: 12-04-2015 14:19 »

https://www.yahoo.com/music/scott-weiland-dead-at-48-065340422.html

I wasn't as big into stp as a lot of my middle school friends, but the guy had a real talent...RIP, Scott Weiland
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« Reply #294 on: 12-04-2015 15:42 »


Just saw this from a couple of Peeler friends on FB.  Like you, I wasn't huge into STP but have Core, of course, and did enjoy the band.  One of my friends implied that he may have had an issue with opiates.  frown

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« Reply #295 on: 12-05-2015 13:37 »

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/robert-loggia-scarface-dies-dead-1201654545/

RIP character actor Robert Loggia. I'll always remember him from his roles in big, scar face, and the sopranos
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« Reply #296 on: 12-29-2015 07:41 »

RIP Lemmy; singer with the group Motorhead. I had no idea he was that old.
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« Reply #297 on: 12-29-2015 14:55 »

RIP Lemmy; singer with the group Motorhead. I had no idea he was that old.

Let's drink a glass (bottle/barrel) of Jack Daniels to his memory.
Cudry

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« Reply #298 on: 01-11-2016 09:58 »

RIP David Bowie frown
tyraniak

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« Reply #299 on: 01-11-2016 14:47 »

Just saw that. I didn't even know he was sick, this is a huge loss
Cudry

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« Reply #300 on: 01-11-2016 17:27 »

Yeah, he was iconic. Can't believe it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #301 on: 01-11-2016 19:23 »

Obviously, I'm a huge fan.

I'm absolutely gutted.

For those who didn't know, his last album only came out 3 days ago and, with hindsight, the entire thing is clearly about his imminent death. I was listening to it whilst browsing the internet on my phone on the toilet, earlier, and I wasn't really paying attention to the lyrics, when suddenly I realised I was in the middle of a song called "Lazarus" and Bowie was singing "I'll be free" repeatedly... it made me cry for the first time in about 3 years. The entire album is clearly him saying goodbye and I can't currently listen to it without welling up. On the plus side, it's confirmed that I'm probably not a psychopath.
Zed 85

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« Reply #302 on: 01-14-2016 15:47 »

After the terrible news of David Bowie, just days later we've lost Alan Rickman (Snape, Hans Gruber, the Sheriff of Nottingham from Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves) also at the age of 69, also to cancer.

Both are tremendous losses to the world; both left me very surprised and very upset. RIP to both frown
tyraniak

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« Reply #303 on: 01-14-2016 16:36 »

Rickman had such a great voice, and incredible range as an actor...another big loss
Scrappylive

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« Reply #304 on: 01-26-2016 23:32 »

It's real this time. frown frown frown

Is Abe Vigoda Still Alive?

Rest In Peace
Abe Vigoda

1921-1982
1982-2016
tyraniak

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« Reply #305 on: 01-27-2016 03:58 »

I knew him mostly from the godfather and his late night with Conan o'brien appearances
Scrappylive

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« Reply #306 on: 01-27-2016 06:15 »

Me too. I grew up with the joke of the question "Is Abe Vigoda still alive?" It's great that he had such a sense of humor about it.
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« Reply #307 on: 01-31-2016 10:23 »

frown

RIP Sir Terry Wogan; Irish broadcaster who became one of the best known people in British broadcasting.
Zed 85

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« Reply #308 on: 01-31-2016 11:38 »

Oh that's extremely upsetting frown

I guess we now know why he pulled out of Children in Need last year, which in itself seemed so crazy to imagine without him. Hard to think of Sir Terry not being around, he has had such a large and popular presence on TV and Radio.

On a more personal note, more recently I struggled to look at him and not see my Grandad in better times - it seems awful now to think that that coincided with him secretly suffering from cancer.

Another immensely popular British figure taken by cancer this year; perhaps another figure we took for granted, and thought would go on and on.

Rest in peace.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #309 on: 02-01-2016 09:34 »


   I knew him mostly from the godfather and his late night with Conan o'brien appearances


Having not seen it I had no idea that Abe Vigoda was in The Godfather. My exposure to him was the TV series Barney Miller. When recognised him in the romantic comedy Joe Versus the Volcano I was surprised because I had assumed he had died well before that.

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tyraniak

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« Reply #310 on: 02-13-2016 23:15 »

This is more news than celebrity, but supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in a texas resort

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/us-world/article/Senior-Associate-Justice-Antonin-Scalia-found-6828930.php
Tachyon

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« Reply #311 on: 02-13-2016 23:33 »


Holy cow!  I was dealing with car issues today and hadn't heard about this during the few moments I was listening to the radio or watching TV.

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« Reply #312 on: 02-19-2016 17:04 »

RIP Harper Lee; author of To Kill a Mockingbird; a great book that was later made into a great film.
Cudry

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« Reply #313 on: 02-28-2016 14:56 »

RIP Frank Kelly, best known for playing Father Jack in British/Irish sitcom Father Ted frown
hobbitboy

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« Reply #314 on: 02-29-2016 02:49 »


 Feck!   frown

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tyraniak

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« Reply #315 on: 03-06-2016 22:34 »
« Last Edit on: 03-07-2016 07:50 by Tweek »

RIP former First Lady Nancy Reagan:

News Item
hobbitboy

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« Reply #316 on: 03-10-2016 02:41 »


R.I.P. George Martin, music producer, primarily known for the work he did with The Beatles.

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tyraniak

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« Reply #317 on: 03-22-2016 16:32 »

Infamous former Toronto mayor Rob Ford just passed away of cancer at the age of 46
tyraniak

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« Reply #318 on: 03-24-2016 23:10 »

RIP actor and comedian Garry Shandling, best known for his starring role in "The Larry Sanders show", he was 66 years old
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« Reply #319 on: 03-25-2016 12:59 »


Way too many icons of my youth (and not so youth) passing lately. :-/

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