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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 09:06:36 PM »
Correction: the character was John Merrick.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 10:35:03 PM »
John Hurt also played the wandmaker Mr. Olivander  in the Harry Potter films.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 11:08:34 PM »
And of course as the ill-fated chest-bursting Alien's initial victim in the series' first film, as well as in Spaceballs' terrific parody of the scene ("Oh no!!  Not again!!!")

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 11:51:14 PM »
John Hurt also appeared in one of my favorite music videos - "Take It Away" by Paul McCartney.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2017, 10:22:31 AM »
This one is for the gamers out there.

Japanese video game and media company Bandai Namco Holdings announced that the Namco division's founder, Masaya Nakamura, passed away on January 22nd at the age of 91. No further details were released out of respect to Nakamura's family.

For non-gamers, Namco brought the world Pac-Man, among many other hit games.


http://variety.com/2017/film/asia/pac-man-pioneer-masaya-nakamura-founder-of-namco-dead-at-96-1201973117/

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2017, 04:39:16 PM »
John Wetton, aged 67; bassist and lead vocalist for the 80's band Asia. (Previously a member of numerous other bands, including Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, and King Crimson.)

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-01-31/john-wetton-dies-aged-67

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2017, 02:28:06 PM »
The famous comedian/professor Corey Irwin (who made quite a few appearances in the 1980s on John Davidson's Hollywood Squares) has died at the age of 102.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/07/513879165/the-worlds-foremost-authority-has-died-prof-irwin-corey-was-102

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2017, 07:22:56 PM »
Richard Hatch, best known as Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica, age 71.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 03:27:51 AM »
Richard Hatch, best known as Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica, age 71.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 09:32:35 PM »
From IMDb:

Retired Warner Bros. Cartoons executive Hal Geer died on Jan. 26. He was 100.

(I didn't see that on this thread, so sorry if I repeat)
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 10:15:33 PM »
Impressive longevity if so.  I recall seeing his name in the closing credits for the Warners' cartoon shows on network throughout a good portion of the 80s, so much credit to him from Generation X and Y for making sure the best of the Termite Terrace reached us each Saturday morning (even if the heavy editing seems to have started under his tenure). 

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2017, 02:07:21 PM »
The day of the Grammys starts off on a sad note, with the death of R&B/jazz/pop singer Al Jarreau, who was 76:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/grammy-winning-musician-al-jarreau-dies-at-76/ar-AAmR1AJ?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2017, 06:34:34 PM »
We only have 1 February death? Let me add four more! (And links to confirm)

Piet Keizer-June 14, 1943 - February 10, 2017-International soccer star played for Ajax Amsterdam-http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Piet-Keizer-104457477
Peter Mansfield-October 9, 1933 - February 8, 2017-Co-invented the MRI-https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/science/peter-mansfield-dead-nobel-prize-magnetic-resonance-imaging.html?_r=0
Fab Melo-June 20, 1990 - February 11, 2017- Former Syracuse University Center
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18668751/former-syracuse-boston-celtics-center-fab-melo-dies-brazil
Edward Tipper-August 3, 1921 - February 1, 2017-Band of Brothers' paratrooper-http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-edward-tipper-20170213-story.html
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2017, 10:30:24 AM »
We only have 1 February death? Let me add four more! (And links to confirm)

No quota exists for celebrity deaths, and I think you're definitely stretching it.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2017, 03:53:38 PM »
Isn't this thread's purpose to post random obituaries?  I mean, yeah, some of them are obscure but at least it keeps the thread going.