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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #210 on: July 30, 2021, 08:48:03 PM »
Ron Popeil, infomercial icon whose company Ronco was known for such products as Chop-O-Matic, Pocket Fisherman, Dial-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone, the Showtime Rotisserie, the Popeil Automatic Pasta Maker, and more that he often pitched himself, passed away Wednesday at the age of 86.

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« Reply #211 on: July 30, 2021, 09:47:41 PM »
And let’s not forget his catchphrase “Just set it and forget it!”
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« Reply #212 on: July 31, 2021, 11:58:11 PM »
For those that have paid attention the poker at some point within the past 18 years may have heard of Layne Flack / Back-to-Back Flack

Actor Rick Aiello, son of Danny Aiello, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65.



Apparently it appears that both of Danny Aiello's sons died of Pancreatic cancer.  Oh man.


Dusty Hill, bassist for ZZ Top, passed away in his sleep overnight last night into today at the age of 72. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-dies-1235029656/

Not a great year for rock legends.  Personally, it's been tough.  While it doesn't wreak yours truly, we've recently lost a lot of people within communities that I "follow" (music, wrestling, poker).  Life is short; every second counts.
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« Reply #213 on: August 01, 2021, 12:20:05 PM »
Thea White, the voice of Muriel in Courage the Cowardly Dog, has died yesterday at the age of 81 after suffering from surgical complications of removing liver tumors.
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« Reply #214 on: August 01, 2021, 05:40:23 PM »
this almost makes me wonder, if they got someone to replace her in this Scooby Doo/Courage crossover

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« Reply #215 on: August 01, 2021, 10:02:36 PM »

Apparently it appears that both of Danny Aiello's sons died of Pancreatic cancer.  Oh man.


I have a personal friend in the Aiello family. It's a very long story, but yes, the Aiellos, especially the late Danny Aiello, was a supporter of the Lustgarten Foundation, who is pancreatic cancer focused. As I mentioned when Alex Trebek was diagnosed, the Lustgarten Foundation is incredibly worth a little of your money if you wish to donate.
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« Reply #216 on: August 01, 2021, 10:23:10 PM »
this almost makes me wonder, if they got someone to replace her in this Scooby Doo/Courage crossover

According to this article from The Hollywood Reporter, she did record lines for the upcoming Scooby/Courage crossover.

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« Reply #217 on: August 03, 2021, 08:56:21 AM »
The Lone Ranger & Breaking Bad's Saginaw Grant has died.  He was 85


Also from the world of Poker, that community loses another in Noel Furlong

Not as known as a lot of other poker professionals, but the 83-year old bracelet winner achieved a feat that only about a half handful of people have earned (really less than that), winning the WSOP Main Event in 1999.  It was his only World Series of Poker title, but he has had some success on tour, including nearly winning it a decade prior.

Tough losing two former champions in back-to-back months, though Furlong pretty much lived a complete life.
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« Reply #218 on: August 05, 2021, 01:13:27 PM »
Jonathan "J.W." Rinzler, a noted author of documentary books on "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones" and other films and franchises, passed away on July 28, 2021 after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 58.

https://www.starwars.com/news/j-w-rinzler
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« Reply #219 on: August 05, 2021, 02:39:22 PM »
Houston Astros pitching great J.R. Richard, age 71. No cause given but his career was cut short by a stroke in 1980.
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« Reply #221 on: August 08, 2021, 06:07:01 AM »
Markie Post has died.

https://deadline.com/2021/08/markie-post-dead-night-court-actress-was-70-1234811055/

Very sad year for Night Court fans, with Markie Post and Charles Robinson passing away a month within each other. If the reboot on NBC gets past the pilot stage hopefully there will be a dedication to them.

For game show fans, Markie was on the production team of Split Second and the 1976 Double Dare as well as a dealer on Jim Perry's Card Sharks. Among her frequent game show apperances, she was also a celebrity contestant on Jeopardy! Rest in peace to one of my celebrity crushes.
 
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« Reply #222 on: August 08, 2021, 08:30:54 AM »
Florida State legendary coach Bobby Bowden who is the second winningest coach in Division I college football, age 91. Cause not disclosed although he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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« Reply #223 on: August 08, 2021, 08:55:44 AM »
Kool & The Gang co-founder Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 70. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58135730
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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #224 on: August 08, 2021, 10:57:45 AM »
What an awful weekend.
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