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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #345 on: December 06, 2020, 05:31:07 AM »
David Lander, best known for playing Squiggy on the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”, passed away Friday evening after a 37 year battle with multiple sclerosis.
Give a listen to the Credibility Gap's version of "Who's On First" to hear Lander at his best. It's on the album "The Bronze Age of Radio."

He was also the voice of Jerry Lewis in the 1970 cartoon Will The Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #346 on: December 08, 2020, 12:22:18 AM »
Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the sound barrier has died. He was 97 years old.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/us/chuck-yeager-death/index.html
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #347 on: December 11, 2020, 12:02:48 AM »
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, the actor perhaps best known as "Deebo" in the 1995 film "Friday," has passed away at age 62. No cause of death is known as of post time, although Variety.com notes that Lister had been exhibiting signs of COVID-19 infection in recent days.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #348 on: December 11, 2020, 12:51:37 AM »
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, the actor perhaps best known as "Deebo" in the 1995 film "Friday," has passed away at age 62. No cause of death is known as of post time, although Variety.com notes that Lister had been exhibiting signs of COVID-19 infection in recent days.

He also famously portrayed Zeus in the Hulk Hogan led film No Holds Barred in 1989, which was used to set up a brief WWF stint in tandem with the movie, the most notable part of which saw him tag with Randy Savage against Hulk Hogan and Brutus the Barber Beefcake in the main event of that year's SummerSlam. He briefly reprised his rivalry with Hulk under the name Z-Gangsta in WCW 7 years later as well.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #349 on: December 12, 2020, 04:15:52 PM »
One of the best country singers of all time, Charley Pride, has passed at the age of 86 due to COVID-19. I grew up listening to his music with my grandparents. He will definitely be missed.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/9498708/charley-pride-country-music-singer-dead-obit/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #350 on: December 13, 2020, 12:17:00 AM »
I remember the song Kiss an Angel Good Morning. RIP Charlie Pride.

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« Reply #351 on: December 13, 2020, 04:23:28 AM »
One of the best country singers of all time, Charley Pride, has passed at the age of 86 due to COVID-19. I grew up listening to his music with my grandparents. He will definitely be missed.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/9498708/charley-pride-country-music-singer-dead-obit/

RIP Charley Pride.  :cry:

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #352 on: December 17, 2020, 04:59:54 PM »
Jeremy Bulloch who starred as bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, passed away in a London hospital from health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease. Bulloch was 75.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #353 on: January 03, 2021, 07:02:58 AM »
During this site's downtime we've had numerous passings, in particular Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. Age 82 of COVID-19.
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« Reply #355 on: January 03, 2021, 11:21:42 AM »
I'm going to leave this thread unlocked for one week due to the site being down. After that it will be locked.
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« Reply #356 on: January 03, 2021, 11:14:31 PM »
I'm going to leave this thread unlocked for one week due to the site being down. After that it will be locked.

On this note, there were two huge pro wrestling deaths at the end of 2020, announced on the same day no less, December 26th. First Danny Hodge passed away at 88 on Christmas Eve, then more shockingly AEW star Brodie Lee, formerly known as Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family in WWE, died of a non Covid lung issue at 41 on the 26th proper. Links are below.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2924167-pro-wrestling-legend-olympic-silver-medalist-danny-hodge-dies-at-age-88

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/jon-huber-pro-wrestler-known-brodie-lee-luke-harper-dies-n1252388

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #357 on: January 05, 2021, 12:01:40 PM »
Joe Clark, the principal depicted in Lean On Me has died.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/principal-joe-clark-inspired-film-035001003.html