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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2017, 07:22:40 PM »
Canadian radio personality Stuart McLean has passed away at 68. I'm going to miss the Vinyl Cafe...

http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/books/stuart-mclean-bestselling-author-and-host-of-cbc-radios-vinyl-cafe-has-died

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2017, 07:32:55 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.
Notable people will die this year, even if they aren't major like Mary Tyler Moore. Posts don't need to be manufactured because of a lack of deaths.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2017, 10:25:21 PM »
Thank you J for finding the words I couldn't. While I have no problem with someone being honored it becomes a little...ghoulish to search for deaths to keep the thread active.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2017, 02:45:13 AM »
Canadian radio personality Stuart McLean has passed away at 68. I'm going to miss the Vinyl Cafe...

http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/books/stuart-mclean-bestselling-author-and-host-of-cbc-radios-vinyl-cafe-has-died

The Vinyl Cafe is closing its doors for good. RIP Stuart McLean.  :cry:

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2017, 06:49:58 PM »
The Vinyl Cafe aired on NPR as well

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2017, 02:24:21 PM »
WWE Hall of Famer George "The Animal" Steele has passed away.  He was 79.
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/17/wwe-star-george-animal-steele-dead-at-79.html

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2017, 10:57:01 PM »
WWE Hall of Famer George "The Animal" Steele has passed away.  He was 79.
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/17/wwe-star-george-animal-steele-dead-at-79.html
 

The Animal was certainly one of the most entertaining personalities to step into the ring.  Both as hero and villain, he never failed to deliver; certainly his ill-fated but still commendable pursuit of Elizabeth was one of the great plotlines of the early Golden Age.  Lest we forget, he also had the honor of appearing in the very first Saturday Night's Main Event match of them all (ingloriously pinned after the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff abandoned him). 

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2017, 10:06:26 AM »
Former WWWF Champion Ivan Koloff has passed away. A very sad week in wrestling, indeed.  http://www.pwinsider.com/article/107810/former-wwwf-champion-ivan-koloff-passes-away.html?p=1
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2017, 10:18:35 AM »
God rest you Ivan. And I agree with the article, it is a travesty that he's not already in the WWE Hall of Fame already. Maybe someday Vince will get his act together and induct him, but at the same time, too little, too late.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2017, 04:35:29 PM »
Tom Regan; Philosopher and author of The Case For Animal Rights has passed away at the age of 78. 

http://patch.com/us/across-america/tom-regan-moral-philosopher-animal-rights-pioneer-dies-78

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2017, 10:32:03 PM »
Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in the Roe v Wade case died at the age of 69: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/obituaries/norma-mccorvey-dead-roe-v-wade.html?_r=0

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2017, 05:38:24 PM »
Fox News host Brenda Buttner has died of cancer at age 55.

http://people.com/tv/brenda-buttner-dead/?xid=socialflow_facebook_peoplemag

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2017, 02:18:01 PM »
Fox News Radio host and commentator Alan Colmes has passed at the age of 66.

I'm going to miss him, as he was interesting to listen to, and his show was very good. :(
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