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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #135 on: June 24, 2019, 04:22:25 AM »
Judith Krantz, writer of paperback romance novels that celebrated the rich, powerful and sex-starved, age 91 of natural causes.

Songwriter Dave Bartholomew, who wrote many of Fats Domino's hits, age 100 of heart failure.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 25, 2019, 03:04:13 PM »
YouTube video creator Desmond Amofah, better known by his pseudonym "Etika," was found dead at the age of 29. As of post time, no cause of death was known, but suicide was suspected due to the contents of the last video he posted before he disappeared--details in the article linked below.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48756120

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #137 on: June 26, 2019, 12:35:18 PM »
Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband Duane on the TV show "Dog the Bounty Hunter", dead of throat cancer at the age of 51:

https://people.com/tv/dog-bounty-hunter-beth-chapman-dead/

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #138 on: July 01, 2019, 03:26:19 PM »
Max Wright, Willie Tanner on ALF, died on June 26. He was 75.


https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/max-wright-dead-dies-alf-1203254258/

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #139 on: July 01, 2019, 05:38:24 PM »
Pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27. The Los Angeles Angels have not announced a cause yet.

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #141 on: July 02, 2019, 04:14:20 AM »
Pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27. The Los Angeles Angels have not announced a cause yet.

Wow, that is so sad :( and many teams showed support for Tyler Skaggs as a few days ago he was doing well, and now this. The game that was scheduled against the Rangers was postponed to a later date (as well as Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A affiliate).

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #142 on: July 02, 2019, 09:52:47 PM »
Automotive tycoon Lee Iacocca, a legend at both Ford and Chrysler, has passed on at 94.  I have an indirect link with him, as his brother Al gave the money for the TV and Film studio at my college (and thus had it named after him as well), in which I spent many hours earning my major 15 years ago. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/automotive-exec-icon-lee-iacocca-dies-age-94/ar-AADLTTs?ocid=spartandhp

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #143 on: July 03, 2019, 01:06:40 AM »
Automotive tycoon Lee Iacocca, a legend at both Ford and Chrysler, has passed on at 94.

With his passing, is there a list that could be made of episodes where a couple of his product ideas -- the Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant, and the Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager -- were offered as game show prizes?

Ones that immediately come to mind:

1981: "Face the Music," where both the Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant sedans went to five-day champions.

1985: "The Price Is Right," where the station wagon models of the Dodge Aries was offered as a prize. There are several clips on YouTube, including one of the nighttime (Kennedy-hosted) TPiR where a contestant wins a $12,139 wagon in Range Game, and a June 1985 daytime show featuring the car in the short-lived "On the Nose" game.

1987-1988: "High Rollers" offered the prize both in mini-games and (briefly) as a five-day prize.

I'm sure many of Iacocca's other cars, both at Ford and Chrysler, that he had a direct hand in developing were prizes through the years. And the winners of said cars had many happy miles and thanks to the man who helped really give Ford many better ideas and saved Chrysler.

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #144 on: July 03, 2019, 02:20:03 AM »
Automotive tycoon Lee Iacocca, a legend at both Ford and Chrysler, has passed on at 94.  I have an indirect link with him, as his brother Al gave the money for the TV and Film studio at my college (and thus had it named after him as well), in which I spent many hours earning my major 15 years ago. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/automotive-exec-icon-lee-iacocca-dies-age-94/ar-AADLTTs?ocid=spartandhp

RIP Lee Iacocca.  :cry:

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #145 on: July 03, 2019, 02:37:21 PM »
Actor and comedian Arte Johnson, best known for his appearances on "Laugh-In", has passed away at 90.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #146 on: July 03, 2019, 03:35:15 PM »
Actor and comedian Arte Johnson, best known for his appearances on "Laugh-In", has passed away at 90.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754

As well as the short-lived 1977-78 NBC game show "Knockout".

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #147 on: July 04, 2019, 02:47:59 AM »
Actor and comedian Arte Johnson, best known for his appearances on "Laugh-In", has passed away at 90.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arte-johnson-dead-laugh-in-star-905754

RIP Arte Johnson.  :cry:

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2019, 04:49:19 AM »
Cameron Boyce, the actor known for his roles as Luke Ross on the Disney Channel sitcom "Jessie" and Carlos de Vil (son of Cruella de Vil) in the channel's "Descendants" franchise, has passed away at the age of 20.

There is no word on if the scheduled August 2nd premiere of "Descendants 3" will be delayed in light of Boyce's death.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/07/entertainment/disney-channel-star-cameron-boyce-dies/index.html

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Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2019, 08:49:14 AM »
RIP Lee Iacocca. He did a lot for Ford in the Motor City.
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