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Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:18 pm ]
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Young dragster succumbs to injuries following drag car crash at the Perth Motorsplex in Australia.

https://www.motorsport.com/drag/news/ju ... ia-977576/

Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:20 pm ]
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Gossip columnist Liz Smith. She was 94 due to natural causes.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment ... smsnnews11

November 13th.

Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:24 pm ]
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Robert Peebles: Known as singer Robert Knight known for his original version of "Everlasting Love". Robert was 72.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/entertai ... uM89DiQsI/

From November 6th.

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Former Red Sox infielder and Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr. He was 99.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/bo ... =BBxTAaO|1

From November 15th.

Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:26 pm ]
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Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov was killed at the Himalayas after leaping 22,000 from Mt. Ama Dablam. Rescue efforts to locate his body were difficult due to landing zones.

Rozov was 52.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/world/val ... index.html

November 13th.

Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:27 pm ]
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Former doctor: "The Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco, who was Muhammad Ali's long time physician during his career and later became TV commentator. The very man who diagnosed Ali's Parkinson's condition.

He was 89.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/o ... 12583.html

November 16th.

Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:29 pm ]
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Gustav "Lil' Peep" Ahr: An upcoming rapper was found unconscious in his tour bus by his manager in Tucson. He was pronounced dead at the scene this past Tuesday after attempts to resuscitate failed. Autopsy report learned that the cause of death was due to an overdose of Xanax. And 3 months ago, he just released his debut album.

"Peep" was 21.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebri ... spartandhp

Author:  Placid [ Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 pm ]
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AC/DC are in mourning the death of guitarist Malcolm Young after passing away from illness related to dementia. He was 64.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42037566

The is the 2nd time within a month that group and the Young family have to endure.

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George Young: oldest brother of the Young Brothers. He was co-producer for AC/DC and a guitarist of the late '60s rock group The Easybeats.

George was 70 when he passed on October 23rd.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 70-w509890

Author:  Placid [ Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:50 pm ]
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Flip or Flop reality show are mourning 1 of their own. Contractor Frank Miller just lost his battle to Laryngeal cancer. Tarek El-Moussa and ex-wife Christina have expressed their condolences after learning of Frank's passing.

https://etcanada.com/news/232905/christ ... th-cancer/

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A REAL MARTYR!!!
Afghan Police Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha made the ultimate sacrifice by placing a bearhug on a suicide bomber before detonation. The casualties would have been worse. But Lt Pacha, 7 fellow officers and 6 civilians would also perish in the blast.

Lt. Pacha was 25.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a- ... spartandhp

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Ann Wedgeworth: 1978 Tony-award winner for Neil Simon's Chapter Two just passed after a long illness. The Tony Award winner also had a short stint in 3's Company as a flirting divorcee Lana Shields. Wedgeworth was at odds with producers for her role, so she was released.

Other credits include "Steel Magnolias", a guest role in "Roseanne", and Evening Shade among others.

Wedgeworth was 83 and was married to Rip Torn that ended in divorce in 1971.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/a ... spartandhp

Author:  Placid [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:16 am ]
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Country music legend Mel Tillis succumbs to respiratory failure due to weak intestinal issues. Tillis was 85.

Another legend lost this year.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... at-85.html

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Earle Hyman: Very well known for his role in "The Cosby Show" as "Grandpa" Russell Huxtable. He also was a play actor who has reprised as Othello. He was also known for his voice over as Panthro in the hit 80s cartoon "Thundercats".

Hyman was 91.

THANK YOU, GRANDPA!!!!!

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Former tennis player Jana Novotna who became runner-up in Wimbledon singles before winning her Wimbledon title in 1998 along with 16 other Grand Slam doubles, has succumbed to cancer. Her resume includes 2 Olympic Silvers in doubles and a Single's Bronze.

The 2005 WTA Hall of Famer was 49.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/tennis/jana-novotna-dead-aged-49-wimbledon/index.html

Author:  Placid [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:29 am ]
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More passings:

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Della Reese: Singer - actress. And well known for her role in the short-lived CBS series Touched By An Angel. She also starred in the hit movie "Harlem Knights" with Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Jasmine Guy and Arsenio Hall. Other credits include guest starring roles in tv shows such as “Welcome Back, Kotter,” “The Love Boat,” “The A-Team” (on which she guested as star Mr. T’s mother), “Night Court,” “MacGyver,” “Designing Women” and “L.A. Law.”.

Reese stepped away from acting due to her religious work before calling it a career in 2014.

Reese was 86.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/entertainment/della-reese-dies/index.html

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Motown and Smokey Robinson are at mourning following the passing of The Miracles singer Warren "Pete" Moore (Left). Moore was 78.

Smokey and ex-wife Claudette Rogers are the only remaining originals.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/miracles-singer-warren-pete-moore-dead-at-78/ar-BBFnj93?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

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Former NFL WR Terry Glenn who was a standout player at Ohio State and part of the 2001 New England Super Bowl team, was killed this morning in car accident. The All-American and 12-year vet was 43.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/11/20/former-nfl-wr-terry-glenn-dies

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:18 pm ]
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From November 10th:

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Charles Henry "Chuck" Mosley: A former lead singer and guitarist for the rock group Faith No More died due to an an addiction of his past. They learned that Mosley died from a heroin overdose. It will take weeks before getting the final results.

"Chuck" was 57.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainmen ... -1.3632100

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:24 pm ]
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From October 30th.

Peter MacGregor-Scott (right with director Scott Davis): producer for the 1993 remake of "The Fugitive" and 2 Batman movies "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin" would pass away from his injuries after he was involved in a traffic accident in New York.

He was also involved in 3 Cheech and Chong movies : Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980), Still Smokin (1983) and Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984). Other credits include Carl Reiner's The Jerk (1979), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Troop Beverly Hills (1989), Out for Justice (1991), Black Beauty (1994) and Death to Smoochy (2002).

He also was involved in Steven Seagal's Under Siege 2: Dark Territory along with A Perfect Murder (1998), starring Michael Douglas, and The Guardian (2006), starring Kevin Costner.

He was a unit production manager for the 1978 flick "National Lampoons Animal House"

MacGregor was 69.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 69-1053143

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:26 pm ]
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Craig Tennyson Rumar: Hollywood talent agent who represented Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarznegger lost his battle to Lewy body dementia. He was 85.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 85-1056734

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:27 pm ]
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Pancho Segura: Former US tennis player who emigrated from Ecuador who won 6 US championships (4 doubles and 2 singles in what is now the US Open) and became coach for Tennis legend Jimmy Connors, passed away on Sunday from illness related to Parkinsons disease.

Segura who became a US citizen in 1991 was 96.

https://townhall.com/news/us/2017/11/20 ... 6-n2411653

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:01 pm ]
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'70s teen heartthrob, pop idol and actor David Cassidy has succumbed to organ failure. Well known for his role in the '70s hit series "Partridge Family", was hospitalized this past week and was also suffering from dementia and arthritis. His family was on his bedside before passing away.

David was 67.

http://variety.com/2017/music/people-ne ... 202618273/

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:03 pm ]
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We will also remember 2 law enforcement agents killed in the line of duty this month.

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Border Agent Rogelio Martinez was stoned and beaten to death after pursuing illegals before being ambushed nearby Van Horn, Texas. Martinez and his unidentified partner were ambushed. Both were airlifted to a Van Horn Medical center before being taken to a Hospital in El Paso. Martinez would succumb to his injuries. His partner is currently in serious condition.

Martinez was 36.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bor ... story.html

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New Kensington, Pa. officer Brian Shaw - a rookie with less than 1 year in the force - was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop. Paramedics and fellow officers rushed to the scene. But CPR efforts failed thus passing away.

Rahmel Sal Holt was captured and charged with his death.

Officer Shaw was 25.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brian-shaw ... nsylvania/

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:14 pm ]
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Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has succumbed to cancer after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 55.

https://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Ma ... ovsky.html

From November 22nd.

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Tommy Keene: singer and songwriter. He was 59.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/to ... spartanntp

Also from November 22nd.

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:17 pm ]
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Jazz singer Jon Hendricks passed away. He was 96. Part of the trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and Vocalese master. Jon was 96.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/ja ... smsnnews11

November 23rd.

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Actor Rance Howard: father of actors Ron and Clint Howard. Rance was 89.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/r ... spartandhp

November 26th.

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:17 pm ]
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Peter Baldwin: Emmy-winning director for hit series "The Brady Bunch", "Sanford and Son", "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the "Wonder Years". Peter was also involved with "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Partridge Family," "Happy Days," "Carter Country," Full House", and ". Sabrina, The Teenage Witch". He was 86.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/emmy- ... spartandhp

Author:  Placid [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm ]
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November 25th.

NBA broadcaster and former Trail Blazer Steve Jones - aka "Snapper" has passed away from an illness. The former ABA and NBA star was 75.

http://www.nba.com/article/2017/11/25/f ... dead-75/#/

November 25th.

Former 1994 Bears 1st round pick John Thierry has passed from a heart attack. The former Alcorn State player was 46.

http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sport ... 08235.html

Author:  Placid [ Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:16 am ]
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Wayne Cochran: Former singer-turned-pastor better known as "The White Knight of Soul". Succumbs to cancer. The singer and writer brought hit songs such as "Goin' Back to Miami", "Harlem Blues" and "Last Kiss". He also became an inspiration for Dan Ackroyd and the late John Belushi who would later brought the "Blues Brothers" into the small and big screen.

Pastor Cochran was 78.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/o ... 39993.html

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Veteran actor Julio Oscar Mechoso whose credits include "Planet Terror", "From Dusk 'til Dawn: The series", "Matador" among others, dies from a heart attack.

Mechoso was 62.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment ... spartanntp

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Ken Shapiro: Co-writer, director, producer and actor for a mid-'70s show "The Groove Tube" has succumbed to cancer. Shapiro also directed the 1981 movie "Modern Problems" that featured Chevy Chase. The Groove Tube gave Chase and Richard Belzer their start to stardom.

Shapiro was 76.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/k ... spartanntp

Author:  Placid [ Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:46 am ]
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Former NASCAR team owner and WWII veteran Walter M. "Bud" Moore who ran his own team spanning 31 years, has passed. "Bud" was 92.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/ ... oore-dies/

Author:  Placid [ Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:53 am ]
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Wood Moy: Asian American actor who starred in an Asian-indie low-budget film "Chan Is Missing". From November 8th.

He was also part of the US Army's 987th Signal Company WWII who were composed by Chinese-American soldiers. He also appeared in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Howard the Duck (1986), Class Action (1991) and Final Analysis (1992) and on the TV show Knight Rider.

Moy was 99.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 99-1061398

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Mitch Margo (Right): 1 of the founding members of the Doo-Wop group The Tokens has passed peacefully from natural causes.

The Tokens were known for their 1961 hit song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

Mitch was 70.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 70-1062116

Author:  Placid [ Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:19 am ]
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Acting and music legend Jim Nabors: well known for his role as Gomer Pyle in the "Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, USMC" has passed this after noon due to complications of Hepatitis B. Nabors is also remembered for his appearances at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his rendition of "Back Home Again In Indiana". A tradition that was well respected before the start of the Indianapolis 500 race.

He was also given an honorary rank of Corporal from the United States Marine Corps in 2013.

SEMPER FI, GOMER!!!

Nabors was 87.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/jim-nab ... 202627122/

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:36 pm ]
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Republican-turned-Independent Presidential candidate John Anderson has passed. A former Prosecuting Attorney and WWII veteran ran for congress and won in 1960 in which would later spanned for 21 years. He would have been the leading candidate for the Republican Party until he decided to run as an Independent in 1980.

Anderson was 95.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/obituaries/na ... 8aa10.html

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:06 pm ]
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Christine Keeler: A model, call girl, and showgirl who brought a British Government to their knees following the 2-week affair with married Secretary of State of War John Profumo in which was later dubbed "The Profumo Affair", has passed. Her story came back to life in 1989 Motion Picture "Scandal" on a fictional basis.

She was also involved with Soviet Naval attache Capt. Yevgeny Ivanov during the Cold War days.

Keeler was 75 after suffering chronic compulsive pulmonary disease.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ed-75.html

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:07 pm ]
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The last king of Romania King Michael I, who took a stand against Nazi Germany and survived an assassination plot by the Nazis under Conducator Ian Antonescu and forced into exile by the Communists after the war and being stripped from his citizenship only to be restored in later life. The former King was 96.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/obit ... -dead.html

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:10 pm ]
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French rock and pop star Johnny Halladay loses his battle to lung cancer. Halladay - dubbed as the Elvis of France - was 74.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/pr ... spartandhp

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:29 pm ]
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Former NCAA and NFL head coach Ron Meyer has passed. He was 76.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... away-at-76

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:59 am ]
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December 11.

Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown. Once nominated for an Oscar in 1971 film "On Any Sunday" produced by Steve McQueen. Bruce was known for his narration for the 1966 documentary film "Endless Summer". And it was also followed up 28 years later with the sequel "Endless Summer II".

Brown was 80.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/‘endless-summer’-filmmaker-bruce-brown-dies-at-80/ar-BBGC7Xb?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp#image=BBy5907|2

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:10 pm ]
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November 8th:

Daredevil climber Wu Yongning - who was known for climbing buildings right before taking selfies - was killed after a fall from the Huayuan Hua Center. Wu fell 45 feet to the building terrace on November 8th.

Yongning was 26.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/11/ ... raper.html

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:13 pm ]
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December 12th.

Suzanna Leigh: A co-star in Elvis Presley's Paradise, Hawaiian Style, lost her battle to Stage 4 liver cancer. Other credits include Boeing Boeing, The Deadly Bees, The Fiend, And a musical Son Of Dracula. She was also known for a horror cult classic The Lost Continent.

Leigh was 72.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/s ... spartandhp

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:14 pm ]
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Canadian actor Bruce Gray. A regular in the Canadian TV series "Traders" and played the father of the groom in the hit movie "My Fat Greek Wedding" has lost his battle to brain cancer. Gray also made guest appearances in hit Hollywood shows, Beverly Hills, 90210, Chicago Hope, Murphy Brown, Melrose Place, ER and Picket Fences. He was well known as publisher Ted Hartley in the mystery series "Murder, She Wrote".

Hartley was 81.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3919628/bruce-gray-dead/

It is something I do not understand. Once a manager finds new talent, they could become a superstar in the future. But they could become a drawback with all the publicity and mounted pressure. In South Korea, suicide could become an epidemic for young South Korean celebrities just like lead K-Pop group SHInee's lead singer Kim Jong Hyun who was found dead due to a suicide.

Jong Hyun was 27.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/jo ... s-to-k-pop’s-brutal-pressure/ar-BBH0LV5?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=spartanntp

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:27 pm ]
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Former lead singer and songwriter of "The Smithereens" Pat Dinizio has passed last week.

DiNizio was 62.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainmen ... -1.3695570

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Keely Smith: Jazz singer who was was associated with her then 1st-husband Louis Prima, dies of heart failure. Keely was 89.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/ke ... spartanntp

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The drag racing world are mourning a great legend.

Hall Of Famer and 10 time drag racing champion Bob Glidden has passed after a long illness. Bob was 73.

http://www.dragzine.com/news/breaking-p ... way-at-73/

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:39 pm ]
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Former lead singer of rock groups Sanctuary and Nevermore Warren Dane dies from an apparent heart attack just as he was about to release his 2nd solo album. Dane was found dead in an apartment in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Dane was 56.

http://screamingguitars.com/nevermore-a ... rt-attack/

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:45 pm ]
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Hiep Thi Le: Vietnamese actress who made her Hollywood film debut in the Oliver Stone film "Heaven and Earth" opposite Tommy Lee Jones, succumbs to stomach cancer. While being an actress, she was also a successful restauranteur and a culinary chef. Her last appearance was in the Food Network Reality series "Chopped" in 2014.

Le was 46.

http://www.justjared.com/2017/12/19/hie ... ies-at-46/

Author:  Placid [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:05 pm ]
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Heather North: The legendary voice actress of Daphne Blake in the cartoon Scooby Doo, passed away on November 30th from a long illness. She was married to the Days of Our Lives producer - the late H. Wesley Kenney. She will be forever Daphne during her 30 years as a voice actress. Other special appearances on screen include Green Acres, Gidget, The Monkees, The Fugitive and Days of Our Lives where she spent 5 years from 1967 thru 1972. And in 1972, she switched to voice acting and remained as the Daphne Legend for 30+ years along with other voices.

She also appeared in the 1971 Disney movie "The Barefoot Executive" with Kurt Russell.

Heather was 71.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... at-71.html

Author:  Placid [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:16 pm ]
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Acclaimed multi-instrument player and Saxophnist Ralph Carney has succumbed to his injuries following a fall. Carney was a collaborator for singer Tom Waits, The B-52s, The Kronos Quartet, and Black Keys whose nephew Patrick Carney plays the drums. Patrick and Ralph worked together for the Netflix original "The Bojack Horseman".

Ralph was 61.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/12/ ... ied-at-61/

From December 16th.

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Legendary NBC sportscaster Dick Enberg, passed from a heart attack just as he was about to board a flight from San Diego to Boston.

Enberg was 82.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/dick-en ... 202647757/

From December 21st.

Author:  Placid [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:27 pm ]
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From December 23rd.

Bruce McCandless: The very 1st astronaut to float in deep space in the mid-1980s has passed.

He did also participated in the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis blockade as an aviator with the US Navy.

You did well, pilot. And godspeed.

McCandless was 80.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/23/br ... at-80.html

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From December 23rd.

Legendary Warner Bros. animator Bob Givens has passed due to acute respiratory failure. Givens was the man behind the animation of Bug Bunny and Elmer Fudd. He also was responsible with the illustration of Tom and Jerry, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Daffy Duck and Popeye. He began at Walt Disney and was part of the team that brought Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. His last of his animations were part of the TV ads of Raid.

Givens was 99.

http://news10.com/2017/12/23/bob-givens ... ead-at-99/

Author:  Placid [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:33 pm ]
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from December 24th.

Heather Menzies-Urich - Actress who played Louisa in the movie "The Sound of Music" has succumbed to brain cancer. 4 weeks after it was determined it was terminal. She will now join her husband, actor Robert Urich who passed on 2002 due to cancer.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebr ... spartanntp

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Jack Blessing: Actor who starred in multiple roles that included Moonlighting, The Naked Truth, and the George Lopez Show, becomes another cancer casualty.

Blessing was 66.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 66-1062162

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