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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2019, 10:45:44 AM »
NFL player and coach Wade Wilson, age 60, cause not specified. He was found at his home unconscious yesterday.
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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2019, 10:13:10 PM »
Remember him at the top of his game with the Vikings; at the time, he looked like one of the very best quarterbacks in the league (indeed, those late 80s Vikings were among those teams that you can't help thinking should have won it all at some point). 

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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 02:28:35 PM »
Ouch. My aunt loves Y&R.

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2019, 03:35:17 PM »
This one hurts. If there were three-four men that defined The Young and the Restless for most of its existence, it was Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson and Kristoff St. John. Doug was knocked to recurring status by a really poor producer in Mal Young (he's gone, so hopefully that gets fixed). Young nearly knocked out Braeden completely in the same way. Now, Kristoff takes his own life.

He's been hurting since his son Julian St. John took his life in 2014 after years of mental illness. It is painful to lose a son before you die because we're programmed so that our kids will outlive us. It is unfortunate that it came to this. His character of Neil Winters was one that transcended generations and he did a wonderful job in any situation on that show.

May he rest in peace and hopefully the brass at Y&TR never recast the role.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2019, 03:08:51 PM »
Baseball legend Frank Robinson, age 83 of bone cancer.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2019, 03:58:53 PM »
Michigan Congressman John Dingell, who served for a record 59 years, has died at 92:

http://time.com/5524802/michigan-democrat-john-dingell-dies-92/

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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2019, 09:49:18 PM »
The name itself won't probably mean anything much, but I cannot pass this one up. This man, along with Bob Barker, was my first TV idol when I was a child.

Réal Giguère, mult-talented television personality, died today at age 85. To game show fans, he is best remembered for hosting the French-Canadian version of Jeopardy! (called Jéopardy, with an accent e and without the exclamation point) from 1991 to 1993 on TVA. In the french-speaking province of Canada, Réal did everything for the media that he was nicknamed "Mr. Television" and "Mr. Canal 10", the original channel name of the O&O and flagship station of TVA, CFTM, in Montréal. He was called so because his lifetime career was devoted to the network.

From humble beggenings in radio, he started doing local TV by hosting bowling shows. It wasn't long after network TVA's launch in 1961 that was hired. He said that in his 40 years of service, he did 26 shows. In the game show field prior to Jéopardy, he was also popular for hosting Galaxie in the 1980s, a capture-a-star format show very similar to Battlestars.

He did almost every other type of show imaginable, including creating and writing a prime time television drama called L'or du temps (The Golden Age), hosting numerous talk shows (among them are Parle Parle, Jase Jase (lit. Talk talk, chat chat)).

I was fortunate to have a chat with Jéopardy announcer Pierre Derek, who stated that Réal was great to work it. He had his trademark laugh that was parodied eveywhere on TV. He was also a perfectionist, he put so much energy to his quality of work. He also started that Jeopardy was his favorite game show he hosted, and the reason it lasted only two years was because of a liscensing disagreement between TVA and Merv Griffin Productions; the show was a ratings it when it was cancelled. In fact, even 25 years after being off the air, people in the province still associates Jeopardy with Réal.

Réal was also very protective of his private life. He was like Johnny Carson. After he retired, he was completly out of showbusiness and people though he was dead for many years. Only in a TVA Special celebrating its 50 years on the air that Réal allowed an interview.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Television.

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2019, 04:08:23 PM »
WWE Hall of Famer, and first-ever WWE Triple Crown winner, Pedro Morales, has passed away. He was 76 years old.

https://www.wwe.com/article/pedro-morales-passes-away

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2019, 02:13:55 PM »
If this deserves to be posted in "The Talk is Right", feel free to move it there, but Michael Dimich, director of The Price is Right from late Season 39 to the end of Season 40, has passed away. No cause of death reported.

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2019, 03:06:06 PM »
Legendary Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe, age 92 following a lengthy illness.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2019, 04:54:24 PM »
If this deserves to be posted in "The Talk is Right", feel free to move it there, but Michael Dimich, director of The Price is Right from late Season 39 to the end of Season 40, has passed away. No cause of death reported.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvrandywest/permalink/2107442192704212/
I have started a regular thread on TTIR, but thanks. Better to get the discussion there.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
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