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Zed 85

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« Reply #680 on: 11-07-2012 23:07 »

Very sad to hear that, but 92 is a good innings I guess. :(

Without trying to sound insensitive, as that is not my intention, but I always did have a lot of trouble pinpointing Clive Dunn's actual age. :p
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« Reply #681 on: 11-15-2012 19:34 »

Lucille Bliss, the voice of Smurfette and Elroy Jetson, passed way at 96
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« Reply #682 on: 11-15-2012 19:42 »

Elroy could not have been George's son.
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« Reply #683 on: 11-15-2012 20:37 »

I also found it disturbing that the teenage daughter had white hair
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« Reply #684 on: 11-16-2012 01:52 »

RIP Lucille Bliss, voice of Smurfette and other.

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/lucille-bliss--voice-of-smurfette--dies-at-96.html
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« Reply #685 on: 11-24-2012 15:16 »

RIP Larry hagman
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« Reply #686 on: 11-24-2012 16:41 »

Who shot him?
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« Reply #687 on: 11-24-2012 17:16 »

Lucille Bliss died?

RIP Anastasia Tremaine.  :(
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« Reply #688 on: 12-06-2012 01:57 »

Is this thread only for TV and movie celebrities? If so, sorry.

But just had to point out, Dave Brubeck died today. Even if you've never heard of him, you've most certainly heard his most famous song.

Now you can finally take five, Mr. Brubeck! Rest in peace.
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« Reply #689 on: 12-09-2012 15:55 »

Patrick Moore - Astronomer and Gamesmaster :(
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« Reply #690 on: 12-12-2012 08:42 »


Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar

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« Reply #691 on: 12-12-2012 11:00 »

Patrick Moore - Astronomer and Gamesmaster :(

Really sad about that one, and Luciille Bliss.
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« Reply #692 on: 12-20-2012 00:24 »

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/reformed-hitman-who-inspired-wires-403020

RIP Donnie Andrews, the real life inspiration for The Wire's Omar Little
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« Reply #693 on: 12-25-2012 01:32 »

Jack klugman just passed away at age 90
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« Reply #694 on: 12-25-2012 02:08 »

Oh no, so soon! I figured he had a few more decades left. 90 is so young!
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« Reply #695 on: 12-26-2012 18:53 »

RIP Gerry Anderson :(
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« Reply #696 on: 12-26-2012 20:45 »

That's upsetting. :(
A man capable of inspiring successive generations of people. I don't think my love for his shows will ever dim.
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« Reply #697 on: 12-28-2012 03:25 »

Norman Schwartzkopf
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« Reply #698 on: 12-28-2012 03:49 »

Stormin' Norman??? He was one of a select few who epitomized the early 90's for me. RIP.
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« Reply #699 on: 01-19-2013 01:05 »

RIP Robert F Chew, who played Proposition Joe on The Wire
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« Reply #700 on: 02-02-2013 00:19 »

Former NYC mayor Ed Koch has passed away at 88
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« Reply #701 on: 02-02-2013 01:51 »

Relevant.
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« Reply #702 on: 02-06-2013 11:49 »
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I am very sad for the passing of Robin Sachs, who had large roles in, among others, Buffy, Galaxy Quest (Sarris), Torchwood, Knight of the Old Republic (Saul Karath) and Mass Effect (Zaeed). :(
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« Reply #703 on: 02-18-2013 18:41 »

Country singer Mindy McCready has apparently done herself in.
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« Reply #704 on: 02-18-2013 19:12 »

That guy from The Good Life died. Apparantly, he did other stuff too. But he'll be remembered as the guy from that show. RIP, that guy whose name I don't actually recall or care enough about to look up.
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« Reply #705 on: 02-25-2013 22:39 »

RIP form er surgeon general c. everet Koop

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/25/health/c-everett-koop-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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« Reply #706 on: 02-25-2013 23:23 »

96? Wow, that's a respectable age for a surgeon general to die. But if he had died at 80 or younger, we would not be commenting on it now, because this forum would not exist. Okay, I'll shut up now.
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« Reply #707 on: 02-26-2013 17:58 »

He must have followed his own advice and avoided those cigarette boxes that may cause cancer.
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« Reply #708 on: 03-05-2013 23:51 »

RIP Hugo Chavez http://news.yahoo.com/hugo-chavez-fiery-venezuelan-leader-dies-58-220210262.html
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« Reply #709 on: 03-06-2013 05:10 »

Percy Pringle aka Paul Bearer passed away today.  Sad, I just saw this yesterday, with him talking about how he became Paul Bearer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWXHDKW7PRc
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« Reply #710 on: 03-29-2013 10:31 »

Richard Griffiths has died aged sixty five :(
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« Reply #711 on: 03-30-2013 21:23 »

R.I.P. Phil Ramone and Simpsons writer Don Payne.
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« Reply #712 on: 04-04-2013 21:00 »

RIP roger ebert
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« Reply #713 on: 04-04-2013 22:22 »

that's a terrible shame, though the odds had really been stacked against him :(
It was just this morning that I was reading another report, detailing how his cancer had returned and how that he had to "scale back" his reviews, so this development seems quite sudden.
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« Reply #714 on: 04-04-2013 22:43 »

Holy shit, I had no idea. He's been kind of an inspiration. Damn.
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« Reply #715 on: 04-05-2013 00:39 »

I used to really enjoy Siskel & Ebert's TV show.  Where I live they would play it at 11:00 PM on Sunday night.  Back in the day before widespread cable TV it was one of the only good things to watch on Sunday night.  RIP, sir.
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« Reply #716 on: 04-08-2013 14:05 »

RIP Margaret thatcher
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« Reply #717 on: 04-08-2013 18:52 »

Annette Funicello also died.  I'm trying to think up a joke involving an obscure, pop culture reference, but it feels like I already have.
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« Reply #718 on: 04-08-2013 20:33 »

RIP Margaret thatcher

Really? Time to sing the song that I sang about Ronald Reagan's death ...

DING DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD by The Wizard of Oz Cast
Munchkins
Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!
Zed 85

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« Reply #719 on: 04-08-2013 22:18 »

So for balance the BBC asked a former trade unionist from a former mining town in County Durham what he felt with Maggie Thatcher dead. Needless to say he was quite happy The Great Destroyer, who Destroyed Whole Lives and who Destroyed Whole Communities was dead. He even mentioned a woman he knew, local lass, also affected by The Great Destroyer, who Destroyed Whole Lives and who Destroyed Whole Communities; she had a bottle of champaign, on ice, specifically to be opened when Maggie Thatcher was dead. After all, she was The Great Destroyer, who Destroyed Whole Lives and who Destroyed Whole Communities.
As he kept saying.

So it strikes me - hatred is perfectly justifiable, and take away a community's primary reason for being, and what exactly is left, but the way it was conveyed... she closed down the pits 30 years ago, left power 20 years ago, has been in terminal mental decline for the last 10 years, and now she's finally dead. Ta-da! So, what are you going to do now?
Seems to me that in her death she has caused these people a final injustice, by taking away the one thing they had to look forward to...

Sorry that's probably a post for the politics and/or rant thread...
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