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2018 Obituaries Thread
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:39:51 AM »
Originally went to the obit thread to post this, but then I realized that it'd be kind of strange to keep posting in it through 2018.

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, passed away at the age of 90.

Among members of the Mormon faith, he was considered to be a prophet and priesthood leader; he addressed millions of Mormons around the world regularly for over 54 years.

He is remembered for espousing the philosophy, "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Thomas-Monson-Mormon-Church-President-Dead-90-467804013.html

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 01:41:07 PM »
Frank Buxton, character actor, author, cartoon voice (Batfink), kids show host (Discovery, Hot Dog) and game show host (Goodson-Todman's Get The Message in 1964), has passed on from a lengthy illness at age 87.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 08:54:05 AM »
Governor Brendan Byrne (D-NJ), age 93 on January 4.

The Continental Airlines Arena (home ice to the New Jersey Devils) was formerly known as the Brendan Byrne Meadowlands Arena.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:16:43 AM »
I actually saw Brendan Byrne in October because he was an honoree at my workplace's/alma mater's anniversary dinner and he definitely did not look good then. He wasn't able to get up or speak. So unfortunately I knew he didn't have much longer. RIP Mr. Byrne.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 05:32:46 PM »
Jerry Van Dyke, emmy-nominated star of "Coach", as well as the brother of Dick Van Dyke, passed away on January 5th from complications from a 2015 car accident. He was 86.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jerry-van-dyke-dies-emmy-203304210.html

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 05:37:56 PM »
RIP Mr. Van Dyke.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 10:00:07 PM »
Jerry Van Dyke, emmy-nominated star of "Coach", as well as the brother of Dick Van Dyke, passed away on January 5th from complications from a 2015 car accident. He was 86.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jerry-van-dyke-dies-emmy-203304210.html

RIP Jerry Van Dyke.  :cry:

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 02:06:06 PM »
Ray Thomas, lead singer of the Moody Blues, January 4 of prostate cancer, age 76.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:58:11 PM »
Doreen Tracey, one of original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 50s, has succumbed to cancer at age 74.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 05:56:52 PM »
Keith Jackson, the voice of ABC’s college football for many Saturday afternoons, died Friday at age 89. No cause given.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 02:07:25 PM »
Auto racer Dan Gurney, who won races in Indycar, NASCAR, F1, and won the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans has passed away at age 86.

http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/146727-miller-gurney-all-american-treasure
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 09:00:49 PM »
Singer Dolores O'Riordan, 46, lead vocalist of Irish band The Cranberries ("Linger" and "Zombie" were among their biggest hits).

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/sexual-abuse-depression-and-a-prior-suicide-attempt-inside-dolores-oriordans-difficult-life/ar-AAuKcFG

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 02:29:58 AM »
Singer Dolores O'Riordan, 46, lead vocalist of Irish band The Cranberries ("Linger" and "Zombie" were among their biggest hits).

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/sexual-abuse-depression-and-a-prior-suicide-attempt-inside-dolores-oriordans-difficult-life/ar-AAuKcFG

RIP Dolores O'Riordan.  :cry:

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 06:40:17 AM »
Edwin Hawkins, of the late 60s gospel crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” of pancreatic cancer, age 74.
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