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« Reply #300 on: December 03, 2021, 09:11:06 PM »
2-time "America's Got Talent" contestant Jay Jay Phillips has died from COVID-19 at the age of 30.  https://variety.com/2021/music/news/jay-jay-phillips-dead-dies-americas-got-talent-1235125838/

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« Reply #301 on: December 04, 2021, 03:19:45 PM »
Hall of Fame defensive end Claude Humphrey, with well over 100 sacks with the Falcons and Eagles, passes on at 77: 


https://nypost.com/2021/12/04/claude-humphrey-hall-of-fame-pass-rusher-dead-at-77/

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« Reply #303 on: December 05, 2021, 12:23:47 PM »
Bob Dole was solid, no matter what side of the fence. He could disagree without being disagreeable, a quality sorely lacking in today's political discourse.
Irony is when somebody writes "Your an idiot."

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« Reply #304 on: December 05, 2021, 04:31:51 PM »
ITA.  Bob Dole was pretty much the man when it came to that.  The 1988 battle or feud with President George H.W. Bush was just pure and IMO a then instant classic.
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« Reply #305 on: December 07, 2021, 02:43:31 PM »
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit , who failed a drug test afterwards, died of a heart attack at age 3  during training at Santa Anita race track.
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« Reply #306 on: December 07, 2021, 07:51:18 PM »
The list of pre-1960 country singers who still survive is growing very short.

Stonewall Jackson, best known for his 1959 No. 1 country hit “Waterloo,” passed over the weekend at age 89. He appeared for 50 years on the Grand Oke Opry and had a bunch of other hits, including a cover of Lobo’s 1971 pop hit “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo.”

Yes, Stonewall was his real name, after the Confederate Army general.

https://apnews.com/article/arts-and-entertainment-tennessee-porter-wagoner-e594a90960bcb76b2f73fa43cf0fe791

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« Reply #307 on: December 09, 2021, 10:09:25 PM »
Masayuki Uemura, the Nintendo engineer who created the Famicom and Super Famicom (the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the West), has passed away at the age of 78.

https://kotaku.com/masayuki-uemura-creator-of-the-nes-and-snes-dies-at-7-1848184264

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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #308 on: December 09, 2021, 11:42:53 PM »
Wow... sad NFL news. Demaryius Thomas, a 11-year veteran wide receiver, passed away Thursday night at the age of 33.
Per https://kdvr.com/sports/denver-broncos/demaryius-thomas-dead-at-33/.
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« Reply #309 on: December 10, 2021, 05:51:32 AM »
Four-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser, age 82 following a long battle with cancer.
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« Reply #310 on: December 10, 2021, 01:36:42 PM »
Michael Nesmith, member of the pop group the Monkees, age 78 of natural causes. That leaves Micky Dolenz as the last surviving Monkee.
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« Reply #311 on: December 10, 2021, 01:39:20 PM »
Going back to Stonewall Jackson for a moment, apparently there is just one country music singer from the 1950s with a No. 1 hit on the Billboard country chart that still survives: Jerry Lee Lewis, who had two in 1957 and 1958, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls Of Fire." "The Killer" is now age 85.

Otherwise, you'd have to go up to 1961 to find the next earliest-surviving singer with a No. 1 country hit: Leroy Van Dyke, who at age 92 still performs; he was best known for "Walk On By," a 19-week No. 1 hit that extended into early 1962. The future game show host that was a country singer, Bill Anderson (now age 84), would be third on the list. He reached No. 1 for the first time in October 1962 with "Mama Sang a Song."

Treasure them while you can, and Stonewall's death, along with others this year (former Monkee Michael Nesmith being the latest example), is a reminder of how time goes so fast and how we're only here for a little while.

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« Reply #312 on: December 10, 2021, 03:59:56 PM »
Treasure them while you can, and Stonewall's death, along with others this year (former Monkee Michael Nesmith being the latest example), is a reminder of how time goes so fast and how we're only here for a little while.

At this point, I wish there was a way to go back in time. I really do. I don't like where this world is going.

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« Reply #313 on: December 12, 2021, 10:39:17 AM »
Author Anne Rice, widely known for her bestselling novel "Interview With the Vampire," died from complications from a stroke yesterday at age 80.
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« Reply #314 on: December 12, 2021, 04:36:42 PM »
Cara Williams, star and Oscar Nominee during Hollywood's Golden Age, passed away at age 96 on Thursday of a heart attack.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/cara-williams-dead-oscar-nominee-golden-age-hollywood-was-96-1235131368/