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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2017, 05:08:11 PM »
Emile Autuori, the "bonded security agent" from the Geoff Edwards runs of Treasure Hunt, passed away on January 14, at the age of 89.

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/15302/id/4079073

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« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2017, 05:21:56 AM »
Joe Harris, animator who created the Trix Rabbit and Saturday morning superhero Underdog, passed on Tuesday at age 89.
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« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2017, 07:11:26 AM »
RIP Joe Harris. I'm a big Underdog fan.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #78 on: April 11, 2017, 08:13:49 PM »
John Geils, namesake guitarrist of 70's/80's supergroup the J. Geils Band; age 71.

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/04/11/523489861/john-geils-guitarist-of-the-j-geils-band-dies-at-71

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #80 on: April 12, 2017, 01:01:26 PM »
Charlie Murphy, comedian (best known for the Rick James sketch on Chapelle's Show and older brother of Eddie Murphy, died today at age 57: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlie-murphy-dead-comedian-was-57-993220

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2017, 01:56:50 PM »
wow!!!

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« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2017, 10:22:54 PM »
wow!!!
You can say that again! Charlie Murphy was one of the very few stars who could hold his own against a more famous sibling. In fact, he was not just Eddie's brother; he was a star in his own right. R.I.P. Charlie

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« Reply #83 on: April 14, 2017, 03:50:04 AM »
Dan Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers and son of team founder Art Rooney, died yesterday at age 84. More about him here.
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 15, 2017, 05:03:10 PM »
Few if any of you might know who Emma Morano was.

But if I told you that the world no longer has something, you might. That is, a person who was verified to have been born before Jan. 1, 1900.

Ms. Morano, of Verbania, Italy, passed away at the ripe old age of 117. Sources are indicating she was the oldest known Italian in history, and was within the top five of longest verified lifetimes. (Based on reliable birth records.)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/15/worlds-oldest-person-last-known-born-1800s-dies/100501238/

Jamacian Violet Brown, born March 10, 1900, is now the oldest living person.

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 15, 2017, 07:00:57 PM »
Jamacian Violet Brown, born March 10, 1900, is now the oldest living person.

And interestingly, her first child (who is alive as well and almost a centenarian) just turned 97 years old today.

It is truly amazing how long these people have lasted on our planet, especially Ms. Morano. Rest in peace...
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2017, 12:52:36 AM »
It's the end of an era, with the passing of Emma Morano. I knew it would only be a matter of time before everyone born in the 19th century had died out.

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« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2017, 05:25:50 PM »
And interestingly, her first child (who is alive as well and almost a centenarian) just turned 97 years old today.

It is truly amazing how long these people have lasted on our planet, especially Ms. Morano. Rest in peace...

It is believed that Mrs. Brown's child, at age 97, is the oldest verified living child of a parent who is/was still living. Mrs. Brown was 20 when she gave birth to Harold Fairweather

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Meaning that Mrs. Brown, having been born in 1900, was born in the 19th century (prior to Jan. 1, 1901, the actual first day of the 20th century). Nabi Tajima of Japan, born Aug. 4, 1900, is the only other known/verified still living person to have been born prior to Jan. 1, 1901. (One other supergenerian, Misao Okawa, died in 2015 at age 117.)

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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2017, 08:06:30 PM »
Been a few days, but no one posted.  "Dave's Mom" Dorothy Mengering  passed a few days ago.

Always provided some great moments when Dave had her on the show.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/david-letterman-remembers-mom-dorothy-mengering-moving-eulogy-article-1.3061710
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Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2017, 01:52:31 AM »
It's the end of an era, with the passing of Emma Morano. I knew it would only be a matter of time before everyone born in the 19th century had died out.

Anyone who knows how calendars and basic biology work should understand that the 19th century will die out.
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