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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2017, 06:14:59 PM »
2015 PBR Bull of the Year SweetPro's Long John passed away this week. Got to see him in person last year- a phenomenal athlete.

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« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2017, 08:03:49 PM »
Nintendo of America co-founder Alan Stone has died at the age of 71.

http://nintendowire.com/news/2017/02/21/alan-stone-co-founder-nintendo-america-passes-away/

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2017, 03:03:43 PM »
Original The People Court judge Joseph Wapner died at the age of 97.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/26/joseph-wapner-dead-peoples-court/

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« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2017, 03:19:02 PM »
SNL cast member and voice of Luigi, Tony Rosato, has died at the age of 62.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/tony-rosato-dead-dies-snl-sctv-1201959645/

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2017, 09:26:55 PM »
His short tenures on both SNL and SCTV, both essentially replacing better known cast members as well (the last remaining original Not Ready for Prime Time Plays left right before he came on, he landed in Mellonville during the season John Candy and Catherine O'Hara sat out) probably kept him from being better known.  Still his contributions to both shows should be applauded. 

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2017, 01:13:16 AM »
SNL cast member and voice of Luigi, Tony Rosato, has died at the age of 62.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/tony-rosato-dead-dies-snl-sctv-1201959645/

That was back on January 10.

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« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2017, 01:22:52 AM »
That was back on January 10.

Saw that when I first posted the article. No one posted it sooner.

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« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2017, 09:11:46 AM »
Pop singer and Billboard publisher Tommy Page, age 46. Apparent suicide.
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« Reply #70 on: March 06, 2017, 12:44:03 AM »
Pop singer and Billboard publisher Tommy Page, age 46. Apparent suicide.

So heartbreaking that someone like Tommy would want to take his own life! RIP.  :cry:

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #71 on: March 06, 2017, 02:46:20 PM »
Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne has passed on at age 84. More here from Variety.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2017, 11:32:45 PM »
Boxing legend Lou Duva, best known for training Evander Holyfield and 18 other champions, has died at 94:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/boxing-hall-of-famer-lou-duva-dies-at-94-handled-19-champs/ar-AAo2pOd?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
Joni Sledge, founding member of Sister Sledge, died at age 60. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/11/us/joni-sledge-of-sister-sledge-dies/index.html

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2017, 05:03:26 PM »
David Rockefeller, philanthropist and former CEO of Chase, dead at the ripe old age of 101.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/business/david-rockefeller-dead-chase-manhattan-banker.html?_r=0