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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2022, 10:38:24 PM »
Speaking of Louie Anderson, it's just been revealed by his publicist that he had been privately battling cancer for a decade.


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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2022, 01:38:36 PM »
Howard Hessman, who was best known as Johnny Fever on WKRP In Cincinnati, age 81 of complications from colon surgery. He also starred on ABC's Head of the Class.

WKRP was of note to us in Atlanta as creator Hugh Wilson based it on his time as sales director of then Atlanta top 40 station WQXI (it's now a brokered Korean station).
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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2022, 06:59:42 PM »
Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, who just over a month ago was one of the commentators at Miss Universe in Israel, died today by suicide jumping from her New York apartment.  She was 30 years old

https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/30/miss-usa-2019-cheslie-kryst-jumped-nyc-high-rise/
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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2022, 12:12:13 AM »
Howard Hessman, who was best known as Johnny Fever on WKRP In Cincinnati, age 81 of complications from colon surgery. He also starred on ABC's Head of the Class.

WKRP was of note to us in Atlanta as creator Hugh Wilson based it on his time as sales director of then Atlanta top 40 station WQXI (it's now a brokered Korean station).

Yeah I follow some of the Head of the Class actors/actresses on Instagram.   I read their responses to Howard Hessman's death.   Oh it really hit them really hard.   Especially Kimberly Russell and Khrystyne Haje.

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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2022, 09:27:01 PM »
Robert Wall, a 9th-degree black belt in martial arts (specifically the Korean discipline of Tang Soo Do) and actor in such films as 1972's "The Way of the Dragon" and 1973's "Enter the Dragon" (both starring Bruce Lee) has passed away at the age of 82. No cause is known as of posting time.

https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/31/robert-wall-martial-arts-master-bruce-lee-chuck-norris/

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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2022, 09:54:25 PM »
Legendary NBA coach Bill Fitch, perhaps best known for leading the Celtics to the 1981 world title, and with successful additional tenures with the Cavaliers, Rockets, and Nets (where I personally remember him best), passes on at 89: 



https://nypost.com/2022/02/03/bill-fitch-hall-of-fame-celtics-coach-dead-at-89/


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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2022, 09:34:27 PM »
Former MLB player Jeremy Giambi passed away at the age of 47


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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2022, 10:39:10 PM »
"Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman, age 75, cause unknown as of posting.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/ivan-reitman-dead-dies-ghostbusters-director-1235180792/

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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2022, 10:41:51 PM »
Two-time PBR Bucking Bull of the Year, 001 Smooth Operator, has passed away.

I got to see this bull in person several years ago and was even able to talk to his owner, Chad Berger, about him. This was his baby and the best bull head had over the past decade.

https://pbr.com/news/2022/02/two-time-world-champion-bull-smooth-operator-passes-away/
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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2022, 04:38:13 PM »
PJ O'Rourke from the NPR show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me has died at the age of 74 from Lung Cancer

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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2022, 02:39:38 PM »
No new deaths to report, but I have a question.

Do we really need to still have the thread on Betty White's death and 100th birthday a sticky topic? Especially as it's been a month since anyone made a post on it. Look, I get why it was made a sticky topic, given what a huge figure she was in game show history and how she suddenly passed away weeks before she would've turned 100, but I think it's time we not have it be a sticky topic anymore.

I really don't want to be reminded of it every time I browse the Out in Left Field thread, so can we please remove the Betty White thread from the top below the 2022 obituaries thread?

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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2022, 12:58:16 PM »
Comedian/magician The Amazing Johnathan died yesterday of congestive heart failure at the age of 63: https://deadline.com/2022/02/the-amazing-johnathan-dead-comic-magician-las-vegas-1234958646/

The article failed to mention that Johnathan hosted a short-lived syndicated game show called "Ruckus" in 1991.