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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #255 on: September 10, 2020, 10:42:51 AM »
Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles such as James Bond's wife Tracy in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, and Emma Peel on ITV's The Avengers has passed away at the age of 82, cause of death not disclosed.
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« Reply #256 on: September 10, 2020, 10:52:28 AM »
Plus for Generations X and Y, immortality as Lady Holliday in The Great Muppet Caper ("It's plot exposition; it has to go somewhere.")

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« Reply #257 on: September 11, 2020, 03:02:01 AM »
Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles such as James Bond's wife Tracy in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, and Emma Peel on ITV's The Avengers has passed away at the age of 82, cause of death not disclosed.

I heard it was from cancer.

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« Reply #258 on: September 18, 2020, 03:34:35 AM »
Winston Groom, the author of the book "Forrest Gump" (the basis for the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name), has passed away at the age of 77. The cause was unknown at time of initial posting.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/17/us/forrest-gump-winston-groom-death-trnd/index.html

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #260 on: September 19, 2020, 12:22:55 AM »
All I've got to say is no, no, no - now the Supreme Court is on the ballot more than ever before. She will be missed for sure.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #261 on: September 19, 2020, 08:51:33 AM »
Former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87:

Er...no. I guess she's a "former" Justice now, but she very much was a full member of the Court right up until her death.

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« Reply #262 on: September 21, 2020, 02:21:45 PM »
Ron Cobb, veteran designer for such films as "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), "Back to the Future" and "The Last Starfighter," passed away today (9/21/2020) on his 83rd birthday. The listed cause was Lewy body dementia.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ron-cobb-dead-designer-alien-ship-back-future-delorean-was-83-1149219

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #263 on: September 22, 2020, 03:18:28 AM »
Jackie Stallone, celebrity astrologer and mother of actor/director Sylvester Stallone, has passed away at age 98. No cause of death was listed, although due to Stallone's age, I can only assume it is natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus.

https://variety.com/2020/film/obituaries-people-news/jackie-stallone-dead-sylvester-stallone-mom-1234778583/

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #264 on: September 22, 2020, 05:08:51 PM »
Tommy DiVito, one of the original members of the Four Seasons, age 92 from complications of COVID-19.
Bureaucracy is cutting the red tape lengthwise.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #265 on: September 23, 2020, 09:35:28 AM »
A double whammy to start the day.


First, WrestlingNews.co is reporting that WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Road Warrior Animal (real name: Joe Laurinaitis) has passed away at the age of 60.

Along with partner Road Warrior Hawk (real name: Michael Hegstrand [1957-2003]), R.W. Animal formed the Road Warriors (a/k/a The Legion of Doom), considered to be one of the greatest tag teams of all time, having won titles in every wrestling promotion they ever competed in.

And the official NFL website is reporting that NFL Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has passed away at age 77.

Sayers' autobiography, "I Am Third," about his friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo (1943-1970) was the inspiration for the classic 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," in which Sayers was played by Billy Dee Williams.

No cause of death information was available as of original posting time for either individual.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #266 on: September 28, 2020, 04:36:12 PM »
Kevin Burns, creator of the History Channel documentary series "Ancient Aliens" and co-producer of the Netflix reboot of "Lost in Space," has passed away of cardiac arrest at the age of 65.

Other projects Burns oversaw include documentaries on Superman and the original Planet of the Apes series, the 2006 remake of "The Poseidon Adventure" (simply titled "Poseidon") and over 160 episodes of the A&E series "Biography."

https://deadline.com/2020/09/kevin-burns-dead-obituary-ancient-aliens-creator-lost-in-space-reboot-producer-1234586413/

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #267 on: September 29, 2020, 06:01:15 AM »
Jay Johnstone, outfielder who won World Series championships with the Yankees and Dodgers, age 74 from complications of COVID-19.
Bureaucracy is cutting the red tape lengthwise.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #268 on: September 29, 2020, 10:15:23 PM »
Singer Helen Reddy, known for her songs “I Am Woman", “Delta Dawn”, and “Angie Baby" passed away this afternoon at the age of 78. Cause of death not disclosed though it was reported in 2015 that she was suffering from dementia.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #269 on: September 30, 2020, 03:03:06 AM »
Mac Davis, singer ("Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me") and actor (North Dallas Forty), age 78, cause not disclosed.
Bureaucracy is cutting the red tape lengthwise.