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Title: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: blozier2006 on January 02, 2019, 11:02:44 AM
WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76.

http://www.wwe.com/article/mean-gene-okerlund-passes-away (http://www.wwe.com/article/mean-gene-okerlund-passes-away)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on January 02, 2019, 01:19:42 PM
Darn it. A WWE legend in his own right. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wink87 on January 02, 2019, 02:39:35 PM
Bob Einstein, best known as "Super Dave Osborne" passed away today at age 76.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bob-einstein-super-dave-dies-1.4963619
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on January 02, 2019, 03:11:10 PM
I enjoyed watching his show. RIP to him as well.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan on January 02, 2019, 06:38:36 PM
Two more within the last hour. First, Daryl Dragon, the Captain of Captain & Tenille fame at age 76 of renal failure.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/daryl-dragon-of-the-captain-and-tennille-dead-at-76/ar-BBRJ7kQ?ocid=spartanntp

Second, Blake Nordstrom, co-president of the clothing company that bears his name, at 58 after a long battle with lymphoma.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/blake-nordstrom-co-president-of-nordstrom-dies-at-age-58-after-fight-with-cancer/ar-BBRJacz?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on January 02, 2019, 06:56:15 PM
Ray Sawyer, 81, vocalist of the 70s/80s band Dr. Hook (& the Medicine Show).
(He was the one with the eyepatch.)
https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/31/ray-sawyer-dr-hook-medicine-show-dies-aged-81-8297951/?fbclid=IwAR2vN3EyTMqO7bKiEAIQm3Vr8zIxN4BYw74-3JKlKgtyeoFRYxNOlQomME0
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on January 03, 2019, 02:04:39 AM
WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76.

http://www.wwe.com/article/mean-gene-okerlund-passes-away (http://www.wwe.com/article/mean-gene-okerlund-passes-away)

RIP "Mean" Gene Okerlund.  :cry:

Bob Einstein, best known as "Super Dave Osborne" passed away today at age 76.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bob-einstein-super-dave-dies-1.4963619

RIP Bob Einstein.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on January 04, 2019, 02:35:38 AM
Two more within the last hour. First, Daryl Dragon, the Captain of Captain & Tenille fame at age 76 of renal failure.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/daryl-dragon-of-the-captain-and-tennille-dead-at-76/ar-BBRJ7kQ?ocid=spartanntp


RIP Captain.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 04, 2019, 08:02:32 PM
Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, has passed away at age 87.

https://www.honoringherb.com/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on January 04, 2019, 08:44:53 PM
George Welsh, the winnings coach at both Virginia and Navy, and who was born not more than three miles from where I live, has passed on at 85: 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/hall-of-fame-coach-george-welsh-dies-at-85/ar-BBRNPdF?li=BBnba9I&ocid=mailsignout
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 10, 2019, 05:12:16 PM
Verna Bloom (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/verna-bloom-actress-in-%e2%80%98animal-house%e2%80%99-%e2%80%98high-plains-drifter%e2%80%99-dies-at-80/ar-BBS58Dr?ocid=mmx#page=2), who was among other things Dean Wormer’s wife in Animal House (1978), age 80 of complications from dementia.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jwatson2973 on January 10, 2019, 11:40:58 PM
WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76.

http://www.wwe.com/article/mean-gene-okerlund-passes-away (http://www.wwe.com/article/mean-gene-okerlund-passes-away)

Here's where Hulk Hogan paid tribute to Mean Gene

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ewW7TZOsw
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 12, 2019, 03:24:03 PM
Pat Boone's wife Shirley (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/pat-boones-wife-of-65-years-shirley-dies-ive-parted-with-my-better-half-for-a-little-while/ar-BBS84hE?ocid=spartandhp), age 84, of complications from vasculitis.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on January 14, 2019, 03:18:35 PM
Yankees great Mel Stottlemyre has died at the age of 77
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/01/14/mel-stottlemyre-dies-yankees-pitching-coach/2571086002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/01/14/mel-stottlemyre-dies-yankees-pitching-coach/2571086002/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 15, 2019, 11:02:29 AM
Broadway icon Carol Channing (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/broadway-legend-carol-channing-dead-at-97/ar-BBSgZoj?OCID=ansmsnnews11), age 97 of natural causes.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on January 15, 2019, 02:00:37 PM
Broadway icon Carol Channing (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/broadway-legend-carol-channing-dead-at-97/ar-BBSgZoj?OCID=ansmsnnews11), age 97 of natural causes.

RIP Carol Channing.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on January 16, 2019, 07:58:06 AM
Missouri bull rider Mason Lowe passed at the young age of 25 after sustaining injuries at a bull riding in Denver, CO this week. He was ranked 18th in the PBR standings.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 17, 2019, 06:04:07 AM
Cartoon voice Bradley Bolke (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bradley-bolke-chumley-the-walrus-on-tennessee-tuxedo-cartoons-dies-at-93/ar-BBSlu6J?ocid=mmx#page=2) (Chumley the Walrus on Tennessee Tuxedo), age 93, cause not given.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JCEurovision on January 19, 2019, 06:33:29 PM
Henry Sy, philanthropist, founder of SM Supermalls, and the richest man in the Philippines, has passed away at age 94.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSyMuWPzDWA
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on January 22, 2019, 04:46:19 PM
Kaye Ballard, best known for The Mothers-In-Law, 93, kidney cancer.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/01/22/kaye-ballard-dies-at-93-rancho-mirage/2620474002/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on January 22, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
Kaye Ballard, best known for The Mothers-In-Law, 93, kidney cancer.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/01/22/kaye-ballard-dies-at-93-rancho-mirage/2620474002/

RIP Kaye Ballard.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: drwhovill on January 26, 2019, 04:22:40 PM
For all those who were or are a fan of the reality cooking show Top Chef, Season 15 contestant Fatima Ali passed away at the age of 29 Saturday due to bone cancer
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JCEurovision on January 27, 2019, 09:10:48 PM
Joey "Pepe" Smith, the pioneers of Filipino rock and roll, passed away at age 71.
https://twitter.com/gmanews?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (https://twitter.com/gmanews?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on January 27, 2019, 11:08:01 PM
Joey "Pepe" Smith, the pioneers of Filipino rock and roll, passed away at age 71.
https://twitter.com/gmanews?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (https://twitter.com/gmanews?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)
Don't you mean pioneer NOT PIONEERS? You only list one person, but you used the word meaning more than one.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on January 29, 2019, 04:50:26 PM
I know at least one other member that's hurting about this one besides myself, but James Ingram, an R&B legend during the 1980s with "Just Once" (one of my favourite R&B songs period), "Somewhere Out There" (a duet with Linda Ronstadt) and "Baby Come to Me" (a duet with Patty Austin) passed away today at age 66 due to a bout with brain cancer. Such a magical voice is gone too soon.

https://twitter.com/joncaramanica/status/1090360277743357952
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on January 29, 2019, 05:21:18 PM
I'm one of those members hurting right now.  Right before learning of the bad news, I was just came across some of his minor hits and was like this guy is underrated

While many wouldn't put Mr. Ingram at or near the top of their lists or playlists (partially due to the era we're in), whenever his songs came onto my playlist or the radio or music apps, it was must-listen music.  Agree on Just Once being a top hit (pretty much all his work with Quincy Jones).  Loved his late 80s/early 90s hits "I Don't Have The Heart" and his duet with Michael McDonald of Doobie Brothers fame (Yah Mo Be There).  That's just to name a few out of a lot of his work.  RIP, James Ingram.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on January 30, 2019, 06:13:53 AM
I know at least one other member that's hurting about this one besides myself, but James Ingram, an R&B legend during the 1980s with "Just Once" (one of my favourite R&B songs period), "Somewhere Out There" (a duet with Linda Ronstadt) and "Baby Come to Me" (a duet with Patty Austin) passed away today at age 66 due to a bout with brain cancer. Such a magical voice is gone too soon.

https://twitter.com/joncaramanica/status/1090360277743357952

RIP James Ingram.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pannoni1 on January 30, 2019, 10:08:29 AM
'80s R&B in general is underrated outside of the obvious pop crossovers (Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, which we still miss today), and many of these acts perform at "jazz" festivals, further giving this music its rather "stogy" label. Sandwiched between the great '50s-'70s "classic" period and the '90s-now "contemporary" period, it  Sadly, in terms of "80s black music", most people focus on early hip-hop and those few crossovers that I've mentioned, and of course the MTV pop/rock still popular for people generally of a certain age. It was already seen as "bygone" as early as the late '90s, with its "quiet storm" dominated feel with early synths and drum machines that led to its rather dated feel, no matter how many traditional instruments were used, and a lot of soap opera cues and love themes of the '80s/'90s incorporated this style of music. We've still got Mr. McDonald, Jeffrey Osbourne, Peabo Bryson, George Benson, and many more from that era with us.

RIP Mr. Ingram (no relation to Luther who passed on in 2007).
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on January 31, 2019, 03:05:34 AM
Dick Miller, who played Murray Futterman in "Gremlins", has died at the age of 90.  https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dick-miller-dead-dies-gremlins-terminator-1203124265/ (https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dick-miller-dead-dies-gremlins-terminator-1203124265/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on January 31, 2019, 05:14:26 AM
Louisa Moritz, who was a Match Game guest panelist for several weeks between 1974-1975 and best known as "Rose" in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", passed away at the age of 72 from heart-related natural causes.  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/louisa-moritz-dead-one-flew-cuckoos-nest-actress-was-72-1181180 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/louisa-moritz-dead-one-flew-cuckoos-nest-actress-was-72-1181180)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 02, 2019, 10:45:44 AM
NFL player and coach Wade Wilson (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/former-nfl-qb-assistant-coach-wade-wilson-dies-222004352--nfl.html), age 60, cause not specified. He was found at his home unconscious yesterday.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on February 02, 2019, 10:13:10 PM
Remember him at the top of his game with the Vikings; at the time, he looked like one of the very best quarterbacks in the league (indeed, those late 80s Vikings were among those teams that you can't help thinking should have won it all at some point). 
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: AMGray1986 on February 04, 2019, 11:01:03 AM
KRISTOFF ST. JOHN (Young & Restless) is found dead at 53

https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/04/kristoff-st-john-dead-dies-alcohol-young-and-the-restless/ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/04/kristoff-st-john-dead-dies-alcohol-young-and-the-restless/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: holein1isawesome on February 04, 2019, 02:28:35 PM
Ouch. My aunt loves Y&R.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on February 04, 2019, 03:35:17 PM
This one hurts. If there were three-four men that defined The Young and the Restless for most of its existence, it was Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson and Kristoff St. John. Doug was knocked to recurring status by a really poor producer in Mal Young (he's gone, so hopefully that gets fixed). Young nearly knocked out Braeden completely in the same way. Now, Kristoff takes his own life.

He's been hurting since his son Julian St. John took his life in 2014 after years of mental illness. It is painful to lose a son before you die because we're programmed so that our kids will outlive us. It is unfortunate that it came to this. His character of Neil Winters was one that transcended generations and he did a wonderful job in any situation on that show.

May he rest in peace and hopefully the brass at Y&TR never recast the role.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on February 05, 2019, 04:46:29 AM
KRISTOFF ST. JOHN (Young & Restless) is found dead at 53

https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/04/kristoff-st-john-dead-dies-alcohol-young-and-the-restless/ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/04/kristoff-st-john-dead-dies-alcohol-young-and-the-restless/)

RIP Kristoff St. John.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 07, 2019, 03:08:51 PM
Baseball legend Frank Robinson (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/hall-of-famer-frank-robinson-dies-at-83/ar-BBTj1G9?ocid=spartandhp), age 83 of bone cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on February 08, 2019, 11:35:40 AM
Actor Albert Finney has died

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/british-actor-albert-finney-dies-82-141016639.html
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Teddy on February 08, 2019, 03:58:53 PM
Michigan Congressman John Dingell, who served for a record 59 years, has died at 92:

http://time.com/5524802/michigan-democrat-john-dingell-dies-92/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: DarkBaron on February 11, 2019, 09:49:18 PM
The name itself won't probably mean anything much, but I cannot pass this one up. This man, along with Bob Barker, was my first TV idol when I was a child.

Réal Giguère, mult-talented television personality, died today at age 85. To game show fans, he is best remembered for hosting the French-Canadian version of Jeopardy! (called Jéopardy, with an accent e and without the exclamation point) from 1991 to 1993 on TVA. In the french-speaking province of Canada, Réal did everything for the media that he was nicknamed "Mr. Television" and "Mr. Canal 10", the original channel name of the O&O and flagship station of TVA, CFTM, in Montréal. He was called so because his lifetime career was devoted to the network.

From humble beggenings in radio, he started doing local TV by hosting bowling shows. It wasn't long after network TVA's launch in 1961 that was hired. He said that in his 40 years of service, he did 26 shows. In the game show field prior to Jéopardy, he was also popular for hosting Galaxie in the 1980s, a capture-a-star format show very similar to Battlestars.

He did almost every other type of show imaginable, including creating and writing a prime time television drama called L'or du temps (The Golden Age), hosting numerous talk shows (among them are Parle Parle, Jase Jase (lit. Talk talk, chat chat)).

I was fortunate to have a chat with Jéopardy announcer Pierre Derek, who stated that Réal was great to work it. He had his trademark laugh that was parodied eveywhere on TV. He was also a perfectionist, he put so much energy to his quality of work. He also started that Jeopardy was his favorite game show he hosted, and the reason it lasted only two years was because of a liscensing disagreement between TVA and Merv Griffin Productions; the show was a ratings it when it was cancelled. In fact, even 25 years after being off the air, people in the province still associates Jeopardy with Réal.

Réal was also very protective of his private life. He was like Johnny Carson. After he retired, he was completly out of showbusiness and people though he was dead for many years. Only in a TVA Special celebrating its 50 years on the air that Réal allowed an interview.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Television.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: blozier2006 on February 12, 2019, 04:08:23 PM
WWE Hall of Famer, and first-ever WWE Triple Crown winner, Pedro Morales, has passed away. He was 76 years old.

https://www.wwe.com/article/pedro-morales-passes-away
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: blozier2006 on February 19, 2019, 02:13:55 PM
If this deserves to be posted in "The Talk is Right", feel free to move it there, but Michael Dimich, director of The Price is Right from late Season 39 to the end of Season 40, has passed away. No cause of death reported.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvrandywest/permalink/2107442192704212/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 19, 2019, 03:06:06 PM
Legendary Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/don-newcombe-star-pitcher-linked-to-dodgers-brooklyn-past-dies-at-92/ar-BBTP12k?ocid=mmx#page=2), age 92 following a lengthy illness.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on February 19, 2019, 04:54:24 PM
If this deserves to be posted in "The Talk is Right", feel free to move it there, but Michael Dimich, director of The Price is Right from late Season 39 to the end of Season 40, has passed away. No cause of death reported.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvrandywest/permalink/2107442192704212/
I have started a regular thread on TTIR, but thanks. Better to get the discussion there.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Teddy on February 20, 2019, 12:30:58 PM
Designer Karl Lagerfeld passes away at age 85:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/obituaries/karl-lagerfeld-dead.html
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on February 21, 2019, 04:31:38 AM
Designer Karl Lagerfeld passes away at age 85:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/obituaries/karl-lagerfeld-dead.html

RIP Karl Lagerfeld.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 21, 2019, 12:05:53 PM
Peter Tork (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/ar-BBTUevx?ocid=mmx#page=2) of the Monkees, age 77, cause not specified although he had a form of cancer of the tongue.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on February 21, 2019, 12:25:21 PM
RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on February 21, 2019, 07:18:14 PM
Longtime Boston Globe Baseball columnist and New England Sports Network analyst Nick Cafardo passed away today at the age of 62 at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida from an embolism(the cause of death is not mentioned in the article): https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2019/02/21/veteran-globe-baseball-writer-nick-cafardo-dies/2ApW3rmk8q7I5qfeOmOjfL/story.html (https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2019/02/21/veteran-globe-baseball-writer-nick-cafardo-dies/2ApW3rmk8q7I5qfeOmOjfL/story.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on February 22, 2019, 12:14:27 AM
David Horowitz, 81, consumer advocate; host of long-running syndicated series Fight Back!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/david-horowitz-journalist-who-urged-consumers-to-fight-back-dies-at-81/2019/02/21/0ef255e8-34b5-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html?utm_term=.0b45678a9a14
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on February 22, 2019, 04:17:50 AM
Peter Tork (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/ar-BBTUevx?ocid=mmx#page=2) of the Monkees, age 77, cause not specified although he had a form of cancer of the tongue.

RIP Peter Tork.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 23, 2019, 05:24:56 PM
Stanley Donen (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/stanley-donen-director-of-iconic-movie-musicals-dies-at-94/ar-BBTYL2q?ocid=spartandhp), director known for (most notably) Singing In The Rain, age 94. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 25, 2019, 06:28:15 PM
Beverly Owen (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/beverley-owen-the-original-marilyn-from-the-munsters-dies-at-81/ar-BBU448P?ocid=mmx#page=2), the original Marilyn on The Munsters, age 81 of ovarian cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on February 25, 2019, 07:20:16 PM
Mark Hollis, 64, frontman of the 80's British New Wave band Talk Talk, best known in the US for their 1984 hit "It's My Life", which was remade by No Doubt in 2003.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/farewell-to-talk-talks-mark-hollis-the-transcendent-musical-icon-who-never-wanted-to-be-one?source=twitter&via=desktop
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on February 25, 2019, 08:09:11 PM
David Horowitz, 81, consumer advocate; host of long-running syndicated series Fight Back!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/david-horowitz-journalist-who-urged-consumers-to-fight-back-dies-at-81/2019/02/21/0ef255e8-34b5-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html?utm_term=.0b45678a9a14

He brought consumer advocacy to the masses. Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dmaingame on February 25, 2019, 11:55:00 PM
David Horowitz, 81, consumer advocate; host of long-running syndicated series Fight Back!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/david-horowitz-journalist-who-urged-consumers-to-fight-back-dies-at-81/2019/02/21/0ef255e8-34b5-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html?utm_term=.0b45678a9a14

David Horowitz was so dedicated to consumer protection that he even penned a book titled "Don't Get Ripped Off."  I used to enjoy watching his show Fight Back! in the late 80s and watching him perform tests to advertising claims like putting luggage in a cage of lions at a zoo or dipping a chandelier in cake batter to test a dish soap's claim.  RIP David Horowitz and thank you for protecting us consumers from deceptive advertising claims and defective products. 
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on February 26, 2019, 12:17:19 AM
David Horowitz, one of the few to have a gun pointed at him on live television and take it with complete professionalism.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on February 26, 2019, 06:26:23 AM
David Horowitz, one of the few to have a gun pointed at him on live television and take it with complete professionalism.

That incident with a realistic looking BB gun caused him.to crusade against realistic looking toy guns. This is why all the toy guns you see now have on orange cap or orange paint in front.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on February 26, 2019, 12:30:45 PM
David Horowitz, one of the few to have a gun pointed at him on live television and take it with complete professionalism.

So, for that matter, was veteran Phoenix news anchor Bill Close; in 1982, during a taping of KOOL News 10, an armed psychotic made his way into the studio, holding a gun to Close and forcing him to read a bizarre apocalyptic story.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on February 26, 2019, 03:24:29 PM
So, for that matter, was veteran Phoenix news anchor Bill Close; in 1982, during a taping of KOOL News 10, an armed psychotic made his way into the studio, holding a gun to Close and forcing him to read a bizarre apocalyptic story.

I've seen the late Bill Close's. Unlike the Horowitz one, we have the full thing. In Horowitz's case, they cut tape.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on February 26, 2019, 04:32:45 PM
Funimation actress Maeghan Albach, known for her roles in Fulmetal Alchemist and Attack on Titan, died suddenly on January 22, age 44. The cause of her death is not known.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 28, 2019, 12:53:31 AM
Actress Lisa Sheridan (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/lisa-sheridan-halt-and-catch-fire-actress-dies-at-44/ar-BBUbufr?ocid=mmx#page=2) (Halt and Catch Fire), age 44, cause to be determined.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on February 28, 2019, 07:02:37 PM
Andrè Previn, (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/obituaries/andre-previn-dead.html) renowned pianist, composer and conductor, has died at age 89.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 01, 2019, 01:11:18 PM
Nathanial Taylor (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nathaniel-taylor-rollo-lawson-on-sanford-and-son-dies-at-80/ar-BBUg5ZW?ocid=mmx) (Rollo Lawson on Sanford & Son), age 80, from a heart attack.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 01, 2019, 03:02:37 PM
Katherine Helmond (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/katherine-helmond-dead-whos-the-boss-star-89-877766) (Who's The Boss?, Coach, Everybody Loves Raymond), age 89 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on March 01, 2019, 03:55:02 PM
Katherine Helmond (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/katherine-helmond-dead-whos-the-boss-star-89-877766) (Who's The Boss?, Coach, Everybody Loves Raymond), age 89 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

Don't forget about Soap, the show that first gave her notice. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 01, 2019, 04:11:36 PM
Yep, I forgot about Soap. Thanks for clarifying.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on March 02, 2019, 03:37:35 AM
RIP Katherine Helmond.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 03, 2019, 12:50:44 PM
Mitzi Hoag (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/mitzi-hoag-actress-on-the-facts-of-life-and-here-come-the-brides-dies-at-86/ar-BBUjNGN?ocid=spartandhp), (Evie Green on The Facts of Life), age 86, cause not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: holein1isawesome on March 04, 2019, 01:02:23 PM
Luke Perry, star of Beverly Hills 90210, has died days after suffering a massive stroke. He was 52.

https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/04/luke-perry-dead-dies-stroke-beverly-hills-90210-riverdale/ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/04/luke-perry-dead-dies-stroke-beverly-hills-90210-riverdale/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on March 04, 2019, 02:20:43 PM
Hockey legend Ted Lindsay has passed at the age of 93.

https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nhl/news/hockey-world-reacts-to-passing-of-hall-of-fame-red-wings-legend-ted-lindsay/fxhwpsjbvswe17utzoxlcu1ty
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on March 04, 2019, 06:44:27 PM
Luke Perry also played legendary bull rider Lane Frost in the movie 8 Seconds. He was close friends with Lane's parents.  We will miss you, Luke. Say hi to Lane for us.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on March 05, 2019, 03:18:18 AM
Looks like we've lost another WWE legend: King Kong Bundy (born Christopher Pallies) has passed away at the age of 61: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/03/wwe-legend-king-kong-bundy-passes-away-651625/

Trivia: King Kong Bundy was the namesake of the Bundy family from Married...With Children. RIP
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on March 05, 2019, 03:44:20 AM
Looks like we've lost another WWE legend: King Kong Bundy has apparently passed away: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/03/wwe-legend-king-kong-bundy-passes-away-651625/

Trivia: King Kong Bundy was the namesake of the Bundy family from Married...With Children. RIP

I still can't believe this one.....shocks the hell out of me. :(
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: blozier2006 on March 05, 2019, 03:46:39 AM
Looks like we've lost another WWE legend: King Kong Bundy has apparently passed away: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/03/wwe-legend-king-kong-bundy-passes-away-651625/

Trivia: King Kong Bundy was the namesake of the Bundy family from Married...With Children. RIP
Damn. Seems like fewer and fewer Golden Age guys left now. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on March 05, 2019, 05:11:01 AM
Luke Perry, star of Beverly Hills 90210, has died days after suffering a massive stroke. He was 52.

https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/04/luke-perry-dead-dies-stroke-beverly-hills-90210-riverdale/ (https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/04/luke-perry-dead-dies-stroke-beverly-hills-90210-riverdale/)

RIP Luke Perry.  :cry:

Hockey legend Ted Lindsay has passed at the age of 93.

https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nhl/news/hockey-world-reacts-to-passing-of-hall-of-fame-red-wings-legend-ted-lindsay/fxhwpsjbvswe17utzoxlcu1ty

RIP Ted Lindsay.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on March 05, 2019, 05:37:34 PM
Damn. Seems like fewer and fewer Golden Age guys left now. RIP.


It's a shame.  It's amazing how young these people are/were, along with how many have died within the past 2-3 years

Sucks about Ted Lindsay.  What a legend.  As for Luke Perry, I wasn't on the 90210 bandwagon, but a lot of people I know were.  That was a major star on a great show; the discussion & reaction was legit during the original run.  Gone way too soon; totally sucks.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on March 08, 2019, 01:39:36 PM
Jan-Michael Vincent, who was famous for Airwolf, passes at 74 from cardiac arrest about a month ago, but not announced until today.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47502183
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on March 09, 2019, 03:33:11 AM
Jan-Michael Vincent, who was famous for Airwolf, passes at 74 from cardiac arrest about a month ago, but not announced until today.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47502183

RIP Jan-Michael Vincent.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 10, 2019, 07:15:31 PM
Soap star Jed Allan (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/jed-allan-dies-soap-star-on-days-of-our-lives-and-santa-barbara-was-84/ar-BBUBx93?ocid=mmx) (Days Of Our Lives), age 84, no cause given. He also hosted Celebrity Bowling in 1970.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 11, 2019, 03:20:26 PM
Julia Ruth Stevens (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/Babe-Ruth-s-last-surviving-child-dies-at-102/ar-BBUA9z3?ocid=prime_mobilentp#page=2), the last surviving child of baseball legend George Herrimann  “Babe” Ruth, age 102, after a short illness.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on March 12, 2019, 03:51:13 PM
Kelly Catlin, U.S. olympic cycling medalist, dead at age 23 of apparent suicide: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/10/us-olympic-cycling-medalist-kelly-catlin-dies/?utm_term=.032cedb3f392 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/10/us-olympic-cycling-medalist-kelly-catlin-dies/?utm_term=.032cedb3f392)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on March 13, 2019, 02:16:49 AM
Arizona business magnate Karl Eller, 90, owner of a Phoenix billboard company; in 1968, Eller Outdoor merged with KTAR Broadcasting Co. to form Combined Communications Corporation (which was acquired by Gannett in 1979); Eller was also a part owner of the Phoenix Suns; he also was the head of Circle K Corporation from 1983 to 1990.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 17, 2019, 04:35:35 AM
Actor and Los Angeles TV personality Tom Hatten (https://ktla.com/2019/03/16/tom-hatten-who-hosted-family-film-festival-on-ktla-dies-at-92/amp/), age 92 of natural causes.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 18, 2019, 07:03:57 AM
Tom K. Ryan, artist of the comic strip Tumbleweeds, age 92. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 19, 2019, 03:34:36 AM
Guitarist Dick Dale (https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/dick-dale-died-king-of-surf-guitar-dead-age-81-cause-of-death-unknown-2019-03-17/), known as the King of the Surf Guitar (Miserlou), age 81, cause unknown.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on April 02, 2019, 02:58:04 AM
Famed science fiction author Vonda N. McIntyre passed away of pancreatic cancer at age 70. She was best known for her 1978 Hugo Award-winning book "Dreamsnake" and for writing multiple Star Trek and Star Wars novels.

http://file770.com/vonda-n-mcintyre-1948-2019/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on April 02, 2019, 08:32:25 AM
I enjoyed her Star Trek movie novelizations. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 08, 2019, 10:07:10 AM
Three over the past week, two of them former James Bond girls:

Last week, Tania Mallet (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/04/01/james-bond-actress-tania-mallet-dead-77/3329657002), who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger, age 77.

More recently, Nadja Regin (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/nadja-regin-james-bond-actress-dies-at-87/ar-BBVJ8dg?ocid=spartandhp), who appeared in Goldfiger and To Russia, With Love, age 87.

Former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Dennis Day (https://www.kcci.com/article/body-found-in-home-of-dennis-day-original-mouseketeer-missing-for-months/27069915), age 76, was found dead after being missing since last July.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on April 08, 2019, 12:11:22 PM
Three over the past week, two of them former James Bond girls:

Last week, Tania Mallet (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/04/01/james-bond-actress-tania-mallet-dead-77/3329657002), who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger, age 77.

More recently, Nadja Regin (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/nadja-regin-james-bond-actress-dies-at-87/ar-BBVJ8dg?ocid=spartandhp), who appeared in Goldfiger and To Russia, With Love, age 87.

Former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Dennis Day (https://www.kcci.com/article/body-found-in-home-of-dennis-day-original-mouseketeer-missing-for-months/27069915), age 76, was found dead after being missing since last July.

They only confirmed remains, not that it's Dennis Day.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 08, 2019, 01:26:12 PM
Ah, did miss that line. Mea culpa.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on April 10, 2019, 11:49:26 AM
Charles Van Doren, (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/obituaries/charles-van-doren-dead.html) author, professor and perhaps the most infamous game show contestant in history has died at age 93.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan on April 10, 2019, 02:22:18 PM
Earl Thomas Conley, popular country star of the 80's, has died at the age of 77.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on April 13, 2019, 10:33:22 PM
Hall of Fame Packers lineman Forrest Gregg, who would also coach the Bengals to Super Bowl XVI, and resituate SMU's program after its death penalty hiatus, has passed on at 85: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/forrest-gregg-hall-of-fame-tackle-for-lombardis-green-bay-packers-dies-at-85/2019/04/12/50c20d78-5d4c-11e9-842d-7d3ed7eb3957_story.html?utm_term=.792f6ed2e137
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 16, 2019, 04:08:53 AM
Georgia Engel (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/georgia-engel-mary-tyler-moore-show-star-dies-at-70/ar-BBVYk9B?ocid=spartandhp), best known as Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, age 70, cause unknown.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on April 17, 2019, 12:52:15 AM
Manga artist Kazuhiko Kato (known by his pen name, Monkey Punch), the author of Lupin III, died in Japan after suffering from an episode of pneumonia. He was 81.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on April 17, 2019, 04:01:33 AM
Georgia Engel (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/georgia-engel-mary-tyler-moore-show-star-dies-at-70/ar-BBVYk9B?ocid=spartandhp), best known as Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, age 70, cause unknown.

RIP Georgia Engel.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 22, 2019, 01:59:36 PM
David Picker (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/david-picker-studio-chief-who-brought-bond-the-beatles-and-steve-martin-to-the-movies-dies-at-87/ar-BBWa5FX?ocid=spartandhp), movie executive (United Artists, Paramount, Columbia) who in the 1960s brought the Beatles and James Bond to movie theaters, age 87, from colon cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: b_masters8 on April 25, 2019, 04:27:49 AM
From People Magazine: Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes on both O-R CBS Dallas from 1978-91, and the TNT show from 2012-14) passed on Sunday at 83...

https://people.com/tv/dallas-actor-ken-kercheval-who-played-j-r-s-nemesis-dies-at-83/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on April 26, 2019, 04:07:31 AM
From People Magazine: Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes on both O-R CBS Dallas from 1978-91, and the TNT show from 2012-14) passed on Sunday at 83...

https://people.com/tv/dallas-actor-ken-kercheval-who-played-j-r-s-nemesis-dies-at-83/

RIP Ken Kercheval.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 26, 2019, 04:13:16 AM
Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/john-havlicek-one-of-the-greatest-celtics-ever-dies-at-79/ar-BBWiMa5?OCID=ansmsnnews11), age 79, from complications of Parkinson's Disease.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on May 02, 2019, 06:54:19 PM
Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca, has passed at age 74.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 04, 2019, 07:26:58 AM
John Singleton (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-singleton-boyz-n-the-hood-director-dead-age-51-complications-stroke-2019-04-29/), director of the film Boyz n The Hood, age 51 of complications from a stroke.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on May 07, 2019, 09:34:45 PM
Max Azria, fashion icon and founder of BCBG, dead at 70. https://people.com/style/max-azria-dies-obituary/ (https://people.com/style/max-azria-dies-obituary/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 09, 2019, 05:11:55 PM
Jim Fowler (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/jim-fowler-host-of-mutual-of-omahas-wild-kingdom-dies-at-89/ar-AAB93Mq?ocid=spartandhp), frequent Tonight Show guest during Carson's tenure and host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, age 89.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on May 11, 2019, 12:56:04 AM
This one's for the Power Rangers fans who may be reading this.

Pua Magasiva, the actor who played Shane the Red Ranger in Power Rangers: Ninja Storm, was found dead at his home in Wellington, New Zealand. He was only 38 years old. As of post time, no cause of death has been determined.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2019/05/shortland-street-actor-pua-magasiva-dies-aged-38.html
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on May 11, 2019, 09:23:40 AM
Pua Magasiva, the actor who played Shane the Red Ranger in Power Rangers: Ninja Storm, was found dead at his home in Wellington, New Zealand. He was only 38 years old. As of post time, no cause of death has been determined.

Another ranger gone too soon...very tragic. First, Thuy Trang (Trini, MMPR), then Peta Rutter (Udonna, Mystic Force), and now Pua Magasiva (Shane, Ninja Storm)...DOUSHITE?!?! (WHY?!?!)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on May 11, 2019, 11:33:52 PM
Actress Peggy Lipton died at the age of 72- https://deadline.com/2019/05/peggy-lipton-dead-the-mod-squad-and-twin-peaks-actress-was-72-1202612872/ (https://deadline.com/2019/05/peggy-lipton-dead-the-mod-squad-and-twin-peaks-actress-was-72-1202612872/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on May 12, 2019, 05:10:38 AM
Actress Peggy Lipton died at the age of 72- https://deadline.com/2019/05/peggy-lipton-dead-the-mod-squad-and-twin-peaks-actress-was-72-1202612872/ (https://deadline.com/2019/05/peggy-lipton-dead-the-mod-squad-and-twin-peaks-actress-was-72-1202612872/)

RIP Peggy Lipton.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 13, 2019, 09:15:25 AM
Movie legend Doris Day (https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-doris-day-dead-20190513-story.html), age 97 from pneumonia.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on May 14, 2019, 01:30:16 AM
Movie legend Doris Day (https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-doris-day-dead-20190513-story.html), age 97 from pneumonia.

RIP Doris Day.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Mark on May 14, 2019, 01:02:20 PM
Tim Conway, best known on "The Carol Burnett Show", and in "McHale's Navy" at 85. https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/entertainment/tim-conway-dead/index.html
"There were these Siamese Elephants. They were joined at the trunk...."
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on May 14, 2019, 01:19:57 PM
That's a shame, what a talent he was. RIP
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on May 14, 2019, 10:08:42 PM
RIP, Barnacle Boy. You will be missed.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on May 15, 2019, 03:48:35 AM
Tim Conway, best known on "The Carol Burnett Show", and in "McHale's Navy" at 85. https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/entertainment/tim-conway-dead/index.html
"There were these Siamese Elephants. They were joined at the trunk...."

RIP Tim Conway.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on May 15, 2019, 05:59:02 AM
Rest in Peace, Dorf.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on May 15, 2019, 09:50:27 AM
Somewhere in heaven Harvey Korman is cracking up. We'll miss you, Tim!
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jacaya on May 17, 2019, 12:44:02 AM
Former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro, age 39. https://www.tmz.com/2019/05/16/ashley-massaro-wwe-superstar-dead-at-39/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on May 17, 2019, 05:51:29 AM
Grumpy Cat, the source of countless internet memes, died May 14th at the age of 7 from complications of a urinary tract infection. https://www.thedailybeast.com/grumpy-cat-internet-sensation-is-dead-at-age-7?ref=home
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on May 17, 2019, 09:13:54 AM
(https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/e8d4de4/2147483647/strip/true/crop/3000x1688+0+147/resize/1280x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewscripps.brightspotcdn.com%2Fb5%2Fdb%2F0f379fc7479ab3debe5244cd3419%2Fgettyimages-459467772.jpg)

I don't like that either. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: htmlcc92 on May 17, 2019, 10:06:25 AM
Having owned a cat myself, it is sad when one dies.I

Funny story about Grumpy Cat: a nephew, Ben Lashes, of my home church's former longtime senior pastor is (I guess was) the manager for Grumpy Cat, along with Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on May 17, 2019, 11:43:19 AM
Having owned a cat myself, it is sad when one dies.
Absolutely. When I saw Grumpy Cat had passed away I was saddened not only because I was a fan, but because it reminded me of when my cat died this past September.

Another death to report: I.M. Pei, the renowned Chinese-American architect, passed away yesterday at the age of 102: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/im-pei-dead-at-102/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/style/article/im-pei-dead-at-102/index.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 17, 2019, 02:33:04 PM
Author Herman Wouk (https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/caine-mutiny-winds-of-war-author-herman-wouk-has-died/ar-AABvpbf?ocid=spartandhp) (The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War), age 102.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: rick420buzz on May 22, 2019, 11:30:06 PM
Graphic designer Roslaw Szaybo passed on at the age of 85. You might not know the name, but if you listen to heavy metal, chances are, you've seen some of his work. He designed the Judas Priest logo, it's his hand holding the razor blade on the "British Steel" album cover.

https://www.revolvermag.com/culture/ros%C5%82aw-szaybo-designer-judas-priest-logo-and-album-covers-dead-85?fbclid=IwAR1NDa5-5f9cP-CCU5u_Ykvmll2AVfpEpdmFA4TU2cXn-Q5QuHxrAMFgzlQ
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 26, 2019, 08:24:01 AM
Rod Bramblett, the radio voice for Auburn Tigers football, was killed last evening along with his wife in a traffic accident. He was 53. Bramblett notably called the 2013 game against Alabama where Chris Davis took a field goal attempt 109 yards for a game-winning touchdown.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: TPIR_rules on May 26, 2019, 12:29:25 PM
Bart Starr, legendary Green Bay Packers HOF quarterback, dies at age 85.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26825531/legendary-packers-hof-qb-starr-dies-85
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on May 27, 2019, 02:24:33 PM
Former Major League Baseball player Bill Buckner, 69, from dementia:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/05/27/bill-buckner-dies-mlb-dodgers-red-sox-cubs/1251812001/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/05/27/bill-buckner-dies-mlb-dodgers-red-sox-cubs/1251812001/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on May 30, 2019, 04:21:52 PM
Singer Leon Redbone, from unidentified health issues, at 127...uh, 69: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/singer-leon-redbone-dies-at-69/ar-AAC9aqK?ocid=spartandhp
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on June 06, 2019, 06:31:56 PM
Malcolm John Rebbenack, better known in music as Dr. John, age 77 from a heart attack. His biggest charting hit was "In The Right Place."
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on June 07, 2019, 12:28:45 AM
Malcolm John Rebbenack, better known in music as Dr. John, age 77 from a heart attack. His biggest charting hit was "In The Right Place."

I recall him for covering Cruella de Vil in the 1996 live-action adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan on June 08, 2019, 01:02:06 PM
The man who hosted the G.E. College Bowl after Allen Ludden, Robert Earle, passed away on June 5th at age 93.

https://whcuradio.com/news/025520-longtime-tv-host-ithaca-college-lecturer-dies/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on June 14, 2019, 01:36:07 PM
Lew Klein (https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/television/article/Lew-Klein-who-helped-create-American-13986797.php), who helped create the long-running American Bandstand and was its executive producer, age 91. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on June 15, 2019, 03:33:24 PM
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, at Denver's helm for 7 of their 8 Super Bowl appearances and all 3 wins, passes on at 75; he had been in ill health for some time prior: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/sports/pat-bowlen-death.html
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on June 17, 2019, 09:00:36 PM
Socialite and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, age 95, of stomach cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on June 23, 2019, 01:26:00 PM
Another Power Ranger has died.

Alistair Browning, who was the voice of Zenowing (silver ranger) in 2015's Power Rangers Dino Charge, died in New Zealand after a cancer battle on 6/2/19. He was 65.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/113200837/awardwinning-kiwi-actor-alistair-browning-dies-after-battle-with-cancer
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook 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.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey 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
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh 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/ (https://people.com/tv/dog-bounty-hunter-beth-chapman-dead/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: TPIR_rules 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/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 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.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on July 02, 2019, 02:10:17 AM
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/

RIP Max Wright.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig 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).
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer 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
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy 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.

RIP.

Brian
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 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:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: blozier2006 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
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex 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".
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 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:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey 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
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on July 07, 2019, 08:49:14 AM
RIP Lee Iacocca. He did a lot for Ford in the Motor City.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on July 08, 2019, 06:40:42 PM
PBR World Champion bull #781 Asteroid passed away a couple of weeks ago. I had the honor to watch him buck a few times- he will go down as one of the best bulls the rodeo world has ever seen.

https://pbr.com/article/389706/remembering-asteroid-2007-2019 (https://pbr.com/article/389706/remembering-asteroid-2007-2019)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Teddy on July 09, 2019, 10:39:00 AM
H. Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who ran for President in 1992, has passed away at age 89:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-billionaire-h-ross-perot-dies-aged-89/ar-AAE4Ydy?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jacaya on July 10, 2019, 01:37:41 AM
Rip Torn (https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/entertainment/rip-torn-dead/index.html), age 88. known for his roles in Men In Black and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as well as his role on the Larry Sanders Show.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on July 10, 2019, 02:04:36 AM
H. Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who ran for President in 1992, has passed away at age 89:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-billionaire-h-ross-perot-dies-aged-89/ar-AAE4Ydy?ocid=spartanntp

RIP H. Ross Perot.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on July 10, 2019, 10:20:48 AM
Rip Torn (https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/entertainment/rip-torn-dead/index.html), age 88. known for his roles in Men In Black and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as well as his role on the Larry Sanders Show.
 


Plus of course intergenerational immortality as the voice of Zeus, and strong familiarity to John Candy's fanbase for his entertaining side roles in both Summer Rental and Canadian Bacon. 
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on July 10, 2019, 10:41:23 AM
RIP Rip Torn. (Sorry.)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on July 11, 2019, 03:34:46 AM
Denise Nickerson, 62, played Violet Beauregarde in 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; also was in the Short Circus on The Electric Company during the 72-73 season.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/denise-nickerson-dead-willy-wonka-violet-actress-chocolate-factory-1203264515/?fbclid=IwAR1PNhilaRybpT2xDv0i3C9ENwtb0LCu_tmdxwr74qPiS2uUa2bqkLhXGYY
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 11, 2019, 06:54:28 AM
Jim Bouton (https://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Jim-Bouton-former-pitcher-Ball-Four-author-14086978.php), New York Yankees pitcher whose tell-all book Ball Four ruffled feathers in the major league world, age 80 from complications of a brain disease linked to dementia.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on July 11, 2019, 11:48:47 AM
Actor Freddie Jones died at the age of 91: https://ew.com/movies/2019/07/10/freddie-jones-dead-elephant-man-dune-actor-dies/ (https://ew.com/movies/2019/07/10/freddie-jones-dead-elephant-man-dune-actor-dies/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wink87 on July 11, 2019, 06:42:11 PM
Denise Nickerson, 62, played Violet Beauregarde in 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; also was in the Short Circus on The Electric Company during the 72-73 season.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/denise-nickerson-dead-willy-wonka-violet-actress-chocolate-factory-1203264515/?fbclid=IwAR1PNhilaRybpT2xDv0i3C9EN
wtb0LCu_tmdxwr74qPiS2uUa2bqkLhXGYY

RIP Denise Nickerson.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on July 12, 2019, 01:46:13 AM
Denise Nickerson, 62, played Violet Beauregarde in 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; also was in the Short Circus on The Electric Company during the 72-73 season.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/denise-nickerson-dead-willy-wonka-violet-actress-chocolate-factory-1203264515/?fbclid=IwAR1PNhilaRybpT2xDv0i3C9ENwtb0LCu_tmdxwr74qPiS2uUa2bqkLhXGYY

RIP Denise Nickerson.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 15, 2019, 11:21:08 AM
Russell Smith (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/russell-smith-amazing-rhythm-aces-singer-dead-at-70/ar-AAEjEMS?ocid=spartandhp) of the Amazing Rhythm Aces (Third Rate Romance), age 70 of cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on July 15, 2019, 03:22:41 PM
Boxing legend Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker dead at the age of 55 after being hit by a car on July 14, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pernell-sweet-pea-whitaker-boxing-champ-and-olympic-gold-medalist-killed-in-car-crash/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=70537405 (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pernell-sweet-pea-whitaker-boxing-champ-and-olympic-gold-medalist-killed-in-car-crash/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=70537405)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 on July 17, 2019, 11:17:08 PM
Pumpsie Green, the first black Red Sox player, dead at 85.

https://www.mlb.com/news/elijah-pumpsie-green-red-sox-pioneer-dies-at-85
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on July 18, 2019, 11:06:29 AM
Long-serving associate Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens passes on a few months shy of his 100th birthday; his 34 years on the high court is currently the third longest of any Supreme Court justice in history: 

https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-07-16/john-paul-stevens-dead
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 23, 2019, 04:19:22 PM
Christopher Craft (https://www.nasa.gov/chris-kraft), NASA engineer who was the guiding force behind man going into space and eventually the moon, age 95.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on July 23, 2019, 04:21:13 PM
Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev, 28, dead 3 days after suffering brain injuries in the ring during a bout in Maryland:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maxim-dadashev-died-russian-boxer-dead-age-28-subriel-mathias-fight-2019-07-23/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maxim-dadashev-died-russian-boxer-dead-age-28-subriel-mathias-fight-2019-07-23/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 24, 2019, 01:49:54 PM
Rutger Hauer (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebrity/rutger-hauer-blade-runner-co-star-dies-at-75/ar-AAENY2g?ocid=spartandhp) (Blade Runner, Batman Begins), age 75 after a short illness.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on July 24, 2019, 03:13:40 PM
Very sad. He was terrific in Blade Runner, and I'm sure his other roles. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Teddy on July 24, 2019, 03:33:01 PM
Art Neville, of Neville Brothers and Meters fame, has died at age 81:
https://variety.com/2019/music/news/new-orleans-musician-art-neville-dead-dies-1203275527/#utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=social_bar&utm_content=bottom&utm_id=1203275527
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 26, 2019, 05:44:28 PM
Gabe Khouth (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/gabe-khouth-dies-actor-who-played-sneezy-on-abcs-once-upon-a-time-was-46/ar-AAEU6uF?ocid=spartandhp) (Once Upon A Time), age 46, following cardiac arrest.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on July 27, 2019, 06:52:34 PM
Longtime voice of Minnie Mouse Russi Taylor passes on at 75; she had been married to the longtime voice of Mickey Wayne Allwine for almost two decades until his own passing in 2009.  Taylor's other credits include Huey, Dewey, and Louie in Duck Tales and Strawberry Shortcake in the character's early 80s specials; I myself liked her take as Paas's Lollichop the lamb in the Easter special Peter and the Magic Egg 


 https://deadline.com/2019/07/russi-taylor-dies-voice-of-minnie-mouse-was-75-1202655753/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on July 27, 2019, 07:00:52 PM
Longtime voice of Minnie Mouse Russi Taylor passes on at 75; she had been married to the longtime voice of Mickey Wayne Allwine for almost two decades until his own passing in 2009.  Taylor's other credits include Huey, Dewey, and Louie in Duck Tales and Strawberry Shortcake in the character's early 80s specials; I myself liked her take as Paas's Lollichop the lamb in the Easter special Peter and the Magic Egg 

Not to mention voicing Martin Prince, Sherri and Terri, and Üter on The Simpsons. And if there is an afterlife, Wayne and Russi are together again.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on July 27, 2019, 07:06:58 PM
As a Duck Tales fan, I was sorry to hear this news. RIP.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on August 01, 2019, 09:49:34 PM
Two to report today:  first, Dolphins Hall of Fame linebacker and longtime co-host of HBO's Inside the NFL Nick Buoniconti passes on at 78: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/former-dolphins-linebacker-legend-nick-buoniconti-dies-at-78/ar-AAF86K8 

Also, wrestling legend Harley Race, with 8 NWA world titles to his name (plus 3 additional ones as Big Van Vader's manager), as well as being the WWF's first crowned king, passes on from lung cancer at 76: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/former-dolphins-linebacker-legend-nick-buoniconti-dies-at-78/ar-AAF86K8
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on August 01, 2019, 10:01:09 PM
Here's a CBSSports.com article on the death of Harley Race, as the original poster duplicated a link to the other subject he posted on.

https://www.cbssports.com/wwe/news/hall-of-fame-wrestling-legend-harley-race-an-eight-time-nwa-champion-dies-at-76/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: moneygamelover on August 05, 2019, 04:28:36 PM
Longtime Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch, the best deep threat of the 1970s, has died at 71. Branch was a 4 time Pro Bowler and a 3 time Super Bowl Champion but was sadly overlooked for the Hall of Fame.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27318046/raiders-receiving-great-branch-dies-age-71%3fplatform=amp
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 06, 2019, 09:59:54 AM
Author Toni Morrison (https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/newsfeature/beloved-author-toni-morrison-has-died/ar-AAFqmd8?ocid=spartandhp) (Beloved, Jazz, Paradise, God Help the Child), age 88, cause not yet known.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 09, 2019, 02:20:28 PM
Rosie Ruiz (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/infamous-boston-marathon-cheat-rosie-ruiz-dies-at-66/ar-AAFxEV3?ocid=spartandhp), the infamous runner who cheated her way to winning the 1980 Boston Marathon, age 66, no cause given.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 11, 2019, 12:13:28 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake (https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2849249-pittsburgh-steelers-wr-coach-darryl-drake-dies-at-62), age 62, unknown causes at it occurred suddenly Sunday morning.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on August 16, 2019, 06:37:09 PM
Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), passed away Friday morning at age 79.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/peter-fonda-dead-easy-rider-architect-counter-cultural-icon-was-79-1232714
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on August 17, 2019, 01:56:28 AM
Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), passed away Friday morning at age 79.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/peter-fonda-dead-easy-rider-architect-counter-cultural-icon-was-79-1232714

RIP Peter Fonda.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 18, 2019, 07:30:47 PM
CBS Sports' Jack Whitaker, age 95 of natural causes. He also emceed the CBS summer game show The Face is Familiar in 1966.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 23, 2019, 05:38:03 PM
Billionaire David Koch, age 79, cause believed to be prostate cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on August 27, 2019, 12:59:32 PM
Longtime animation director Richard Williams passes on at 86.  He's best known for the animated sequences of Who Framed Roger Rabbit; his other output included Raggedy Ann and Andy; a Musical Adventure and the long in development The Thief and the Cobbler on the big screen, plus several opening titles to some of the Pink Panther films, as well as the Emmy-winning Ziggy's Gift and the 1973 adaptation of A Christmas Carol that brought back Alistair Sim as Scrooge: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/richard-williams-oscar-winning-animator-behind-who-framed-roger-rabbit-dies-at-86/2019/08/19/27433cc4-c28c-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on August 28, 2019, 03:03:56 PM
Jesst Combs, co-star of the TV series "Mythbusters", age 36, after a jet-car crash in Oregon:

https://people.com/tv/mythbusters-jessi-combs-dead-jet-car-crash/?utm_medium=browser&utm_source=people.com&utm_content=20190828&utm_campaign=444417 (https://people.com/tv/mythbusters-jessi-combs-dead-jet-car-crash/?utm_medium=browser&utm_source=people.com&utm_content=20190828&utm_campaign=444417)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on August 28, 2019, 03:18:58 PM
That should say "Jessi", not Jesst".  My error.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on August 30, 2019, 07:26:04 PM
Valerie Harper, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and spinoff “Rhoda", aged 80.
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/valerie-harper-dead-dies-mary-tyler-moore-rhoda-1203319887/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on August 31, 2019, 02:18:46 AM
Valerie Harper, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and spinoff “Rhoda", aged 80.
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/valerie-harper-dead-dies-mary-tyler-moore-rhoda-1203319887/

Mary, Rhoda, and Georgette will be together now. RIP Valerie Harper.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on September 01, 2019, 03:44:01 AM
And of course Ted (Ted Knight) as well.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on September 05, 2019, 04:46:32 PM
Country singer Kylie Rae Harris (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/country-singer-kylie-rae-harris-dies-at-age-30/ar-AAGRqRH?ocid=spartandhp), age 30, from injuries incurred in a three-car accident in New Mexico.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on September 06, 2019, 02:11:41 PM
Robert Mugabe, longtime dictatorial tyrant President of Zimbabwe, has died at age 95.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-49604152
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on September 06, 2019, 04:13:07 PM
Actress Carol Lynley (https://variety.com/2019/film/obituaries-people-news/carol-lynley-dead-dies-the-poseidon-adventure-1203325524/) (The Poseidon Adventure, TV shows such as Mannix and It Takes a Thief), age 77 from a heart attack.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 07, 2019, 12:03:24 PM
Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan, who helped the team win the 2006 World Series died at age 38 from brain cancer.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/former-cardinals-player-chris-duncan-who-helped-team-win-world-n1051036
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on September 08, 2019, 12:16:48 PM
Robert Axelrod, veteran voice actor perhaps best known as the voices of Lord Zedd and Finster in "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers," has passed away at age 70. The exact cause of death was not known at the time of this post.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-08/voice-actor-robert-axelrod-passes-away/.150863
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on September 09, 2019, 07:42:43 AM
John Wesley (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/fresh-prince-of-bel-air-actor-john-wesley-dies-at-72/ar-AAGZK8Q?ocid=spartandhp) (Dr. Hoover on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air), age 72 from multiple myeloma.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on September 11, 2019, 03:36:30 AM
Fred McLeod, long time Detroit and then Cleveland sports broadcaster, dead at 67 of a heart attack. Growing up with him in Detroit for many years when he was calling Pistons games, I'm in shock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBrwPY8D65M
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on September 13, 2019, 10:49:22 AM
Eddie Money (Two Tickets to Paradise), age 70. He had revealed he had esophageal cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on September 14, 2019, 02:26:31 AM
Eddie Money (Two Tickets to Paradise), age 70. He had revealed he had esophageal cancer.

Take Me Home Tonight is another song I remember of his there. RIP Eddie Money.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: rick420buzz on September 15, 2019, 09:10:48 PM
Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek, at 75.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/ric-ocasek-dead-dies-the-cars-1203336527/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: AvsFan on September 15, 2019, 09:41:15 PM
Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek, at 75.
Ric's passing is sad to hear. The Cars are one of my favorite bands; they were introduced to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year.

RIP Ric Ocasek.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on September 16, 2019, 02:48:15 AM
Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek, at 75.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/ric-ocasek-dead-dies-the-cars-1203336527/

RIP Ric Ocasek.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on September 16, 2019, 11:38:57 AM
I predict some radio stations might be doing tributes to acts with two of game shows’ most favorite things: Money (as in Eddie Money) and Cars (Ric Ocasek).

RIP to both.

Brian
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on September 16, 2019, 01:39:17 PM
NASCAR driver Mike Stefanik, at age 61, in a plane crash in Connecticut: https://people.com/sports/mike-stefanik-dies-obituary/ (https://people.com/sports/mike-stefanik-dies-obituary/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 17, 2019, 10:55:40 AM
Journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died from complications from breast cancer today at 75.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761050916/cokie-roberts-pioneering-female-journalist-who-helped-shape-npr-dies-at-75
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on September 18, 2019, 03:02:11 AM
Journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died from complications from breast cancer today at 75.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761050916/cokie-roberts-pioneering-female-journalist-who-helped-shape-npr-dies-at-75

RIP Cokie Roberts.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on September 22, 2019, 01:55:04 AM
Aron Eisenberg, an actor perhaps best known as Nog on " Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," has passed away at age 50. As of post time, no cause of death is known.

https://heavy.com/news/2019/09/aron-eisenberg-dead/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on September 22, 2019, 05:48:09 PM
Chef Carl Ruiz, most recently of La Cubana restaurant in New York City and known for appearances on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Guy's Grocery Games", has died at the age of 44: https://people.com/food/chef-carl-ruiz-dies/ (https://people.com/food/chef-carl-ruiz-dies/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on September 23, 2019, 03:56:38 AM
Chef Carl Ruiz, most recently of La Cubana restaurant in New York City and known for appearances on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Guy's Grocery Games", has died at the age of 44: https://people.com/food/chef-carl-ruiz-dies/ (https://people.com/food/chef-carl-ruiz-dies/)

RIP Chef Carl Ruiz.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 24, 2019, 04:07:58 PM
Robert Hunter, the poet famous for writing many of the Grateful Dead’s best-regarded songs, passed away Monday night at the age of 78.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/robert-hunter-grateful-dead-dead-889788/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on September 26, 2019, 02:47:38 AM
Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson (https://themoderatevoice.com/r-i-p-classic-ventriloquist-jimmy-nelson-90/), age 90, of complications from a stroke.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on September 27, 2019, 07:57:27 PM
Former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who butted heads with the George W. Bush administration over whether Saddam Hussein's government had purchased uranium from Niger and whether his then wife had been outted as a CIA operative from this, passes on at 69: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/joseph-wilson-who-challenged-iraq-war-narrative-dies-at-69/ar-AAHWK4y?ocid=mailsignout 

Also, Rob Garrison, best known as Cobra Kai alumnus Tommy in the Karate Kid ("Get him a body bag!") passes on at 59 after a long illness: 

 https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/rob-garrison-karate-kid-actor-dies-at-59/ar-AAHWFTG?ocid=mailsignout
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 27, 2019, 09:36:16 PM
Actress Linda Porter, who played elderly Cloud 9 employee Myrtle on the NBC sitcom Superstore among roles in Twin Peaks: The Return, 2 Broke Girls, American Horror Story: Murder House, and Gilmore Girls has died from cancer at age 86.

https://deadline.com/2019/09/linda-porter-dead-superstore-twin-peaks-actress-1202747068/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on October 02, 2019, 04:13:07 PM
Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill passes on at age 88 and after 47 years in sole control of the club; his family has owned the team since the 30s and will continue in this through his son Michael for the foreseeable future: 


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/cardinals-owner-bill-bidwill-dies-at-the-age-of-88/ar-AAIaZyw?ocid=spartandhp
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 04, 2019, 01:08:24 PM
Diahann  Carroll (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/diahann-carroll-pioneering-actress-on-julia-and-dynasty-dies-at-84/ar-AAIigez?ocid=spartandhp), who starred in the 1969 dramedy Julia and later on Dynasty, age 84 of cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on October 05, 2019, 01:39:46 AM
Diahann  Carroll (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/diahann-carroll-pioneering-actress-on-julia-and-dynasty-dies-at-84/ar-AAIigez?ocid=spartandhp), who starred in the 1969 dramedy Julia and later on Dynasty, age 84 of cancer.

RIP Diahann Carroll.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on October 05, 2019, 11:05:16 AM
Animation director Alan Zaslove, a major contributor to the shows that formed the core of the Disney Afternoon, passes on at 92; his career also included stints at UPA and Hanna-Barbera among other studios, as well as work on A Charlie Brown Christmas: 


https://www.animationmagazine.net/people/passings/veteran-animator-alan-zaslove-dies-at-age-92/?fbclid=IwAR1wjnFWY7oMVhqotZKdkxcIL-OIHxotD4klPlbpT0XmuLgn9ukOYyOBB1Q
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 06, 2019, 09:48:03 AM
Ginger Baker (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/ginger-baker-creams-volatile-drummer-dies-at-80/ar-AAIm2dl?ocid=spartandhp), drummer for Cream and Blind Faith, age 80. Cause not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on October 06, 2019, 07:01:11 PM
Stand-up comedian, celebrity panelist on numerous game shows, and the host of the short-lived $1.98 Beauty Show Rip Taylor has died at age 84.
https://deadline.com/2019/10/rip-tayler-dead-hollywood-comedy-icon-obituary-1202753636/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on October 07, 2019, 03:50:10 AM
Stand-up comedian, celebrity panelist on numerous game shows, and the host of the short-lived $1.98 Beauty Show Rip Taylor has died at age 84.
https://deadline.com/2019/10/rip-tayler-dead-hollywood-comedy-icon-obituary-1202753636/

RIP Rip Taylor.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on October 11, 2019, 11:10:46 PM
Robert Forster, Oscar-nominated for his performance as a nefarious bail bondsman in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, who had roles in Breaking Bad, The Grid, Mulholland Drive, etc. has died from brain cancer today at age 78.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-forster-dead-resurgent-oscar-nominee-jackie-brown-was-78-1218184
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on October 12, 2019, 07:54:29 PM
I just now found out that on July 23, 2019, David Hedison (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/david-hedison-dead-voyage-bottom-sea-actor-was-92-1226038) passed away at the age of 92. Probably a moot point at this juncture, but considering Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is one of my favorite series, I just had to mention it. RIP David Hedison.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on October 13, 2019, 07:44:43 PM
Stephen Moore, known for his role as Marvin the Paranoid Android in the radio and television adaptations of "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" has died at the age of 81, cause of and date of death not disclosed.
https://variety.com/2019/legit/news/stephen-moore-dead-dies-doctor-who-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-1203369141/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 14, 2019, 02:22:23 PM
Moore died October 4.

The novelty record singles he did as Marvin were a hoot, especially "Metal Man" where he takes his sweet time answering his spaceship Captain's SOS call.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on October 14, 2019, 08:40:41 PM
Ted Green, known as Terrible Ted, passed on at age 79 last Tuesday. No cause of death reported.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/ted-green-obituary-1.5319531
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on October 15, 2019, 01:18:22 AM
Ted Green, known as Terrible Ted, passed on at age 79 last Tuesday. No cause of death reported.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/ted-green-obituary-1.5319531

RIP Ted Green.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 15, 2019, 10:09:03 AM
Sam Bobrick (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/saved-by-the-bell-creator-sam-bobrick-dies-at-87/ar-AAILXmg?ocid=spartandhp), creator of the teen sitcom Saved By the Bell, age 87, after suffering a stroke.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Teddy on October 17, 2019, 11:23:44 AM
Elijah Cummings (https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-rep-elijah-cummings-died-093050451.html), longtime Maryland Democratic Representative, has died at age 68.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on October 17, 2019, 12:48:35 PM
For country music fans, an authoritative voice has passed. Bob Kingsley, the longtime radio host of "Country Top 40" and, more famously, "American Country Countdown," died earlier today (Oct. 17) due to bladder cancer:

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/181003/bob-kingsley-takes-leave-from-country-top-40-due-to-cancer-diagnosis-top-female-artists-to-guest-host/

Brian
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on October 17, 2019, 06:20:13 PM
For country music fans, an authoritative voice has passed. Bob Kingsley, the longtime radio host of "Country Top 40" and, more famously, "American Country Countdown," died earlier today (Oct. 17) due to bladder cancer:

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/181003/bob-kingsley-takes-leave-from-country-top-40-due-to-cancer-diagnosis-top-female-artists-to-guest-host/

Brian

Wow, the countdown show will never be the same without his iconic voice - he will be missed :(
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 18, 2019, 12:52:17 PM
Bill Macy (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bill-macy-bea-arthurs-husband-on-maude-dies-at-97/ar-AAIZ870?ocid=spartandhp), who played Walter on the CBS All in the Family spinoff Maude, age 97. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 on October 19, 2019, 03:25:07 AM
Bill Macy (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bill-macy-bea-arthurs-husband-on-maude-dies-at-97/ar-AAIZ870?ocid=spartandhp), who played Walter on the CBS All in the Family spinoff Maude, age 97. No cause given.

RIP Bill Macy.  :cry:
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 20, 2019, 05:00:35 PM
Eric Cooper, MLB umpire who worked this year’s division series between the Yankees and the Twins, died suddenly of a heart attack. He was 52.

https://www.closecallsports.com/2019/10/eric-cooper-dies-at-52-following-heart.html?m=1
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on October 21, 2019, 01:33:59 PM
Eric Cooper, MLB umpire who worked this year’s division series between the Yankees and the Twins, died suddenly of a heart attack. He was 52.

https://www.closecallsports.com/2019/10/eric-cooper-dies-at-52-following-heart.html?m=1

RIP Eric Cooper
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 21, 2019, 01:43:25 PM
Lou Palmer (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/lou-palmer-espns-first-sportscenter-anchor-dies-at-83/ar-AAJ74Ag?ocid=spartandhp), ESPN's first SportsCenter anchor, age 83 after a battle with lung cancer.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: moneygamelover on October 22, 2019, 08:32:23 PM
Old Man Willie, famous for his pick 6 in Super Bowl 11, has died at age 78. Old Man Willie was a 9 time Pro Bowler, a member of the 1970s All Decades Team, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility in 1984. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27903518/willie-brown-hall-fame-cornerback-raiders-dies-78
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on October 30, 2019, 08:59:09 AM
John Witherspoon, known for his role in the "Friday" film series as well as the voice of "Gramps" on "The Boondocks", passed away October 29, 2019 at age 77: https://people.com/movies/john-witherspoon-dead-at-77/ (https://people.com/movies/john-witherspoon-dead-at-77/)
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 31, 2019, 05:28:23 PM
Bernard Slade (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/the-partridge-family-creator-bernard-slade-has-died-at-89/ar-AAJByWO?ocid=spartandhp), creator of the 70s sitcom The Partridge Family, age 89 from complications of Lewy Body dementia.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on November 02, 2019, 02:34:47 PM
Rudy Boesch, a former Navy Seal, and contestant on the first season of Survivor passed away on November 1st at age 91 from Alzheimer's Disease.
https://people.com/tv/survivor-contestant-rudy-boesch-dies/
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on November 09, 2019, 10:47:18 AM
Gertrude Boyle, long time head of Columbia Sportswear who built it up to an empire and was the star of numerous amusing commercials for the company with son Tim over the years, passes on at 95: 


https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/11/gert-boyle-longtime-columbia-sportswear-chairwoman-dies-at-95.html
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on November 10, 2019, 09:22:48 PM
Very sad to report that Broadway actress Laurel Griggs died on November 5th from a massive asthma attack at the age of 13. She had also made three appearances on Saturday Night Live, including the Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway? and Bank Breakers game show parodies.
Title: Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on November 11, 2019, 07:56:13 AM
Robert Freeman (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/robert-freeman-beatles-album-cover-photographer-dies-at-82/ar-BBWw4HH?ocid=spartandhp), photographer who set up some of the Beatles' most iconic album covers. age 82, no cause given.