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2021 Obituaries Thread
« on: January 03, 2021, 11:18:35 AM »
Denver Broncos Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little passed away on New Years Day at the age of 78.  https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30638047/denver-broncos-hall-fame-rb-floyd-little-dies-78

Phoenix Suns Hall of Fame basketball player Paul Westphal passed away Saturday from brain cancer at the age of 70. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30638260/paul-westphal-member-naismith-memorial-basketball-hall-fame-dies-age-70
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 06:49:11 PM »
Denver Broncos Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little passed away on New Years Day at the age of 78.  https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30638047/denver-broncos-hall-fame-rb-floyd-little-dies-78

Phoenix Suns Hall of Fame basketball player Paul Westphal passed away Saturday from brain cancer at the age of 70. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30638260/paul-westphal-member-naismith-memorial-basketball-hall-fame-dies-age-70

RIP to them both.  :cry:

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 09:25:22 PM »
Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 60s band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died from a heart infection at the age of 78.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/03/entertainment/gerry-marsden-pacemakers-obituary-trnd/index.html
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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 05:05:21 AM »
Tanya Roberts (A View To A Kill, Charlie's Angels), age 65 of unknown causes.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 06:20:08 PM »
Tanya Roberts (A View To A Kill, Charlie's Angels), age 65 of unknown causes.

According to her publicist Mike Pingel, she is still alive, with the information that she had passed is not correct as per KABC.
https://abc7.com/tanya-roberts-still-alive-bond-girls-a-view-to-kill/9354423/
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 03:20:11 AM »
Noted. Other sources note she is still alive as well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2021, 11:24:08 AM »
Tanya Roberts passed away last night, 24 hours after the original false report. Rest in peace.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/05/tanya-roberts-dead-dies-65-bond-girl-70s-show-premature-announcement/

I'll always remember her for being the last original Angel on Charlie's Angels and Donna Pinciotti's mom on That 70s Show.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2021, 07:35:01 PM »
Butch Stewart, founder of Sandals resorts, has passed away at the age of 79.

https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/sandals-founder-gordon-butch-stewart-dies/

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 12:46:36 AM »
Broadway and movie actress Marion Ramsey passed away at age 73. She's best known for  her role in the Police Academy franchise as officer Laverne Hooks ("DON'T MOVE, DIRTBAG!!!")
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 11:55:43 AM »
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has passed away at age 93 after the last two months in hospital for a heart condition.
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 12:55:30 PM »
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has passed away at age 93 after the last two months in hospital for a heart condition.

He bled Dodger Blue and has now gone to meet The Big Dodger in the Sky. Rest in Peace, Tommy.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 01:08:34 PM »
He bled Dodger Blue and has now gone to meet The Big Dodger in the Sky. Rest in Peace, Tommy.

And from watching a video on him, Don Drysdale too, he so wanted to see him again. RIP to a true original. Outside of his time at the helm of the Dodgers, which speaks for itself, I'll remember him most for the tumble he took at the 2001 ASG courtesy of a wayward shattered bat down the left field line personally. An absolute classic moment that has been replayed many times since over the years, and no doubt stands to get more now in his memory.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2021, 08:22:30 PM »
Tommy Lasorda was also was a fan of bull riding. When the PBR came to California he made it an effort to go to performances and give the riders a pep talk before the events, to help get them motivated. His encouragement to athletes extended even past baseball.

RIP, Tommy Lasorda.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2021, 11:25:44 PM »
Tommy Lasorda was one of the game's best personalities. I have fond memories of playing Tommy Lasorda Baseball on Genesis also.

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2021, 08:37:32 AM »
Ed Bruce, singer/songwriter of "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys" has passed at age 81. Hear this song all the time at rodeos, and grew up listening to it as well.

https://www.wideopencountry.com/ed-bruce/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=agora&utm_term=wocfeed&utm_campaign=wocfeed&fbclid=IwAR3ZK76FoL5dVGCqvIDvq0O__l67QpbiQoopTH_6SHkUSAtjHOHqP-iV4hg
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