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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #210 on: October 06, 2017, 07:35:45 PM »
Comedian Ralphie May died from cardiac arrest at the age of 45: http://deadline.com/2017/10/ralphie-may-dies-stand-up-comedian-last-comic-standing-1202183687/

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #211 on: October 09, 2017, 12:03:13 AM »
NBA Hall-of-Famer Connie Hawkins; age 75. Initially banned from the NBA due to a college betting scandal, Hawkins played in the ABA and for the Harlem Globetrotters during the 1960's, before joining the Phoenix Suns in 1969, where he played four years.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/hall-of-fame-forward-connie-hawkins-dies-at-75/ar-AAt1BLr#image=BBxTAaO|1

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #212 on: October 09, 2017, 03:53:38 PM »
New York Giants Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle has passed on at age 90. More here from UPI.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #213 on: October 09, 2017, 04:04:37 PM »
I remember the photograph of him kneeling on the field bleeding. He must have been a tough customer. RIP.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #214 on: October 09, 2017, 04:06:51 PM »
New York Giants Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle has passed on at age 90. More here from UPI.

Tittle also happened to be in one of the most famous photographs ever taken.  Rest in peace to a legend.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #215 on: October 15, 2017, 09:32:16 PM »
I just found out that Jimmy Beaumont passed away on October 7:

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/jimmy-beaumont-co-writer-don-dies-article-1.3551144

Beaumont was the lead singer of a vocal group called the Skyliners. In 1959, they had a big hit with "Since I Don't Have You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B9AmwnU278&list=PLQHdmy_iLS7dQFjdvsm25R8F6cCU0mhQ5&index=69
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #216 on: October 18, 2017, 08:47:41 AM »
Lead singer of the Canadian band the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, has died of cancer at age 53.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #217 on: October 18, 2017, 10:31:41 AM »
Not sure if anybody was a fan of Trailer Park Boys, but John Dunsworth (Mr. Lahey) died on October 16th at the age of 71.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #218 on: October 19, 2017, 01:16:27 AM »
Lead singer of the Canadian band the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, has died of cancer at age 53.

RIP Gord Downie.  :cry:

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #219 on: October 24, 2017, 03:21:47 PM »
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/robert-guillaume-dead-dies-benson-1202598171/ - Robert Guillaume, best known for as his role as Benson the Butler, has died at the age of 89.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #220 on: October 24, 2017, 04:25:15 PM »
Darn it. I was a big fan of the Benson TV show and I also remember him as Rafiki in The Lion King. RIP.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #221 on: October 24, 2017, 07:52:11 PM »
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/robert-guillaume-dead-dies-benson-1202598171/ - Robert Guillaume, best known for as his role as Benson the Butler, has died at the age of 89.

RIP Robert Guillaume.  :cry:

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #224 on: November 10, 2017, 08:44:16 AM »
John Hillerman, Higgins on Magnum P.I., age 84, cause unknown.
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