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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 07:26:53 AM »
Hugh Wilson, creator of the TV sitcom WKRP In Cincinnati, age 74, cause not disclosed.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 10:43:24 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, I believe he directed and co-wrote the first Police Academy film as well. 

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 08:12:44 PM »
Dorothy Malone, of the prime time soap opera Peyton Place as well as big screen features like Written On The Wind (Best Supporting Actress Oscar), of natural causes, age 92.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2018, 05:18:58 PM »
John Coleman, meteorologist for WLS in Chicago, ABC’s Good Morning America and co-founder of The Weather Channel, age 83, unknown causes.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2018, 12:34:42 AM »
1970's NBC daytime programming head Lin Bolen, whose many accomplishments include putting Wheel of Fortune on the air.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2018, 06:16:49 AM »
Bolen was 76. She's also been cited with getting rid of Concentration and Jeopardy! from NBC as being "obsolete"  (it was a frictional run-in with Norm Blumenthal as well as getting slotted against CBS's The New Price Is Right that precipitated Concentration being canceled) and pioneering soap operas going a full hour.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2018, 04:49:56 PM »
Jim Rodford, bassist for Argent and the Kinks among others, passed Saturday at age 76.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2018, 07:44:44 PM »
Is there a source for Lin Bolen's death? I haven't seen anything.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2018, 07:54:51 PM »
Is there a source for Lin Bolen's death? I haven't seen anything.
I believe it was Jim MacKrell who broke the news on his Facebook page.

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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2018, 08:11:03 PM »
As did Randy West. He wrote a detailed bio on Bolen.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2018, 10:26:57 PM »
Ah, that's right. I couldn't see them because I don't have Facebook.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2018, 05:17:00 AM »
Jazz trumpeter Hugh Mazekela, whose instrumental "Grazing In The Grass" was a hit in the late 60s, of prostate cancer, age 78.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2018, 06:58:21 AM »
Dave Holland, former drummer for Judas Priest, age 69, cause not disclosed.
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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2018, 04:59:52 PM »
Mort Walker, comic strip artist who created Beetle Bailey, has passed on from pneumonia at age 94.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2018, 08:00:56 PM »
He also had Hi and Lois, originally created in conjunction with Hagar the Horrible creator Dik Browne, on his resume as well.