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« Reply #120 on: April 09, 2021, 10:23:08 AM »
The prince additionally contributed indirectly to popular culture earlier in his career, as it was in his honor that Walt Disney named Sleeping Beauty's hero Prince Philip, as I understand it 

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« Reply #121 on: April 09, 2021, 02:03:26 PM »
After suffering a heart attack and being on life support and having false reports of his death the past couple of days, his family has now confirmed rapper DMX has died at the age of 50: https://people.com/music/dmx-dead-age-50-after-suffering-heart-attack/

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« Reply #122 on: April 09, 2021, 07:28:34 PM »
While this one is a more "local" entry, anyone who was in the greater Albany NY area over the years may recognize the name.  Even after his retirement as an anchor, he did commercials in the area for several more years.  Note also that, while the website now refers to cbs6albany, this is the station with call letters WRGB, which is also known by many beyond the area as the first television station (dating all the way back to 1928).

https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/ernie-tetrault-wrgb-anchorman-for-over-40-years-has-passed-away

Note - on a more national note - he was featured as an anchor (basically a clip of him doing the news) in the movie Sneakers.
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« Reply #123 on: April 14, 2021, 12:05:57 PM »
Disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, who pulled off the largest Ponzi scheme in history has died in prison of natural causes at the age of 82.

https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0ZG2e5gj?s=a99&pd=079d4gvH

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« Reply #124 on: April 17, 2021, 11:58:35 PM »
Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs, age 81. No cause given.
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« Reply #125 on: April 18, 2021, 12:08:59 AM »
Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on the 60s Addams Family sitcom, age 84 of cancer.
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« Reply #126 on: April 19, 2021, 10:11:06 PM »
Walter Mondale, who served as Jimmy Carter's vice president after a 12 year run in the Senate, and notably lost heavily to Ronald Reagan in 1984, but made history by naming Geraldine Ferraro the first female vice presidential candidate, passes on at 93: 


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-vice-president-walter-mondale-dies-at-93/ar-BB1fPI5s?ocid=msedgdhp

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« Reply #127 on: April 20, 2021, 06:50:18 PM »
Jim Steinman, who wrote famous songs for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion and others, died on April 19, 2021 at the age of 73.  Cause of death not reported.

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/jim-steinman-dead-meat-loaf-celine-dion-1234955739/

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« Reply #128 on: April 22, 2021, 09:57:37 PM »
Gregory Jacobs, best known in the rap group digital Underground as both "Shock G" and "Humpty Hump", was found dead today in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida at the age of 57, according to his father.  No cause of death reported.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/04/22/shock-g-dead-dies-digital-underground-humpty-dance-tupac/

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« Reply #129 on: April 22, 2021, 11:39:17 PM »
Terrence Clarke, a former college hoops player for Kentucky and NBA Prospect, died in a car crash aged 19. https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/31313103/former-kentucky-wildcats-guard-terrence-clarke-19-dies-following-car-accident
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« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2021, 10:20:42 AM »
Charlie Glotzbach, longtime NASCAR driver who competed in races from the 1960s all the way up through the '90s and had 4 career Cup series wins, died at his home in Indiana at age 82 of undisclosed causes.

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« Reply #131 on: April 26, 2021, 11:55:10 PM »
Geno Hayes former NFL Linebacker for the Buccaneers, Bears and Jaguars, from chronic liver disease aged 33.

https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/former-fsu-star-linebacker-geno-hayes-33-dies-after-illness 
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« Reply #132 on: April 28, 2021, 12:59:36 PM »
Astronaut Michael Collins, one of the three members of the successful Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969. Although he never walked on the moon. He stayed behind and piloted the command module and was often called the forgotten astronaut, passed away today after a cancer battle; he was 90.

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« Reply #133 on: April 30, 2021, 03:47:15 AM »
Johnny Crawford, former Mousketeer and Mark McCain on The Rifleman, age 75 of Alzheimer's disease.
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« Reply #134 on: May 01, 2021, 03:59:38 PM »
Olympia Dukakis, best known for her Oscar-winning supporting turn in Moonstruck and her role as the wealthy widow in Steel Magnolias, passed away today at age 89, cause of death not disclosed but was in ill health for a while.