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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #165 on: May 19, 2020, 06:11:49 PM »
Famous speaker and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has passed after battling cancer. I've read many of his works- a great man with a great heart. Prayers for his family.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #166 on: May 20, 2020, 11:30:57 AM »
Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard, aged 39, by drowning. He had gone swimming with his son when he went missing:

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 22, 2020, 11:59:04 PM »
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 24, 2020, 09:44:44 AM »
Continuing with basketball, hall of fame college coach Eddie Sutton, having made Arkansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma State into top notch programs, passes on at 84: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/hall-of-fame-coach-eddie-sutton-dies-at-84/ar-BB14vMxv?ocid=mailsignout

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 30, 2020, 08:33:54 PM »
Bob Kulick, who played guitar for the rock band Kiss and also played with Lou Reed on his 1975 album, Coney Island Baby. In addition, Kullick was part of Meat Loaf's touring band, the Neverland Express, and contributed to albums in the 1980s by W.A.S.P., and worked on a song called "Sweet Victory" for an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Died yesterday at age 70, cause of death not disclosed.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 31, 2020, 02:10:46 PM »

Herb Stempel, the whistleblower on the 1950s quiz show scandals has died.





https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/herbert-stempel-dead.html
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 31, 2020, 05:41:57 PM »
On his stint on Twenty-One, everyone knows Stempel was asked what the 1954 Oscar winner was, to which he said "Marty" when it was "On The Waterfront." That's not when his fate was sealed as the game had ended in a tie. In the ensuing game (where the money in the pot was $2500 per point difference), two questions had been asked and at that point, neither contestant knew what the other's score was. Whoever decided (if at all) to end the game at that point could and whoever was ahead was the winner. Van Doren, who was leading, chose to end the game, making him the champ.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #173 on: May 31, 2020, 06:50:27 PM »
My error: the 1954 Oscar winner was "Marty." Stempel's dive answer was "On the Waterfront. "
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« Reply #174 on: May 31, 2020, 07:41:08 PM »
Just a clarification, he died on April 7. There was nothing confirmed till now. He died 364 days (because leap year) after Charles Van Doren. I'd say he got the last laugh.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #175 on: June 01, 2020, 03:03:12 PM »
Pat Dye, legendary Auburn Tigers football coach, age 80 from kidney issues although he had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #176 on: June 02, 2020, 12:27:39 PM »
In a continuing tough year for basketball, Hall of Famer Wes Unseld, the 1969 MVP and 1978 Finals MVP, has died at 74 https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29255201/hall-famer-former-washington-bullets-star-wes-unseld-dies-age-74
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #177 on: June 08, 2020, 05:02:15 PM »
Bonnie Pointer, of Grammy-winning group The Pointer Sisters died on this morning at age 69, cause of death not disclosed.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #178 on: June 09, 2020, 05:05:09 AM »
The cause was cardiac arrest,  as per CBS radio.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #179 on: June 13, 2020, 07:16:59 PM »
William S. Sessions, FBI director from 1987 to 1993, age 90 of congestive heart failure.
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