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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.