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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2021, 12:18:41 PM »
When Aaron took that Al Downing pitch deep for no. 715 on 4/8/74, it was double sweet. Not only did he break the Babe's record but he also called the bluff of the ignorant buffoons who threatened to kill him if he did.
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2021, 02:06:40 PM »
Already, some people are blaming the vaccine as the main reason for his death.

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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2021, 05:47:11 PM »
Already, some people are blaming the vaccine as the main reason for his death.

He did say he was taking it two weeks ago. That’s going to be hard to swallow.

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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2021, 06:36:03 PM »
Hank Aaron is still the home run king in my eyes.

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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2021, 07:39:23 PM »
A source told USA Today that it was a massive stroke. Can vaccines cause that?

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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2021, 08:32:40 PM »
To be considered vaccinated, one has to receive two doses, with a minimum timeline of 14 days apart.  You can't receive a flu shot or any similar vaccine during the process.  I don't know how far along he was, but assuming he was shown getting the vaccine, he still had the second shot before he was through.

Really, I don't know what else was going on with the 86-year old to where he is no longer with us.  The news of his passing just broke today, so I'm going to let the time pass before the causes are made public.  I'll leave the speculation to those that handle it, but whatever happened, the MLB community, if not America and Planet Earth lost a true icon, a role that he had before, during, and after his Hall of Fame Career.

Hank Aaron will always be the home run king to me as well.  What's on paper/documented is what it is, but in his playing days what he did was more than spectacular.  The constant pressure of just playing the sport, let alone going for and eventually passing Babe Ruth was phenomenal.  He handled it with such class and took it.  I can't imagine that happening today.

I remember when Hank did a commercial encouraging Barry to "ride off into the sunset" after he broke McGwire's single-season record, and Bonds was having none of it.  Eventually Aaron was classy about it, IMO after the 2007 season.  More than Bug Selig, that's for sure!

RIP, Mr. Aaron.
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2021, 08:46:16 AM »
Larry King, who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities on his long-running CNN show Larry King Live, has died. He was 87, cause of death not disclosed but he had been hospitalized with the coronavirus for a few weeks.

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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2021, 03:30:12 PM »
Gregory Sierra (Sgt. Amaguale on Barney Miller and Julio Fuentes on Sanford & Son), age 83 of cancer.
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« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2021, 12:28:34 PM »
3 entertainment-related deaths:

First, Perry Botkin, Jr. He, along with Barry DeVorzan wrote the instrumental originally for gymnast Nadia Comaneci which would become the theme to The Young & The Restless. Berry was 87.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/perry-botkin-jr-young-restless-223657640.html

Second, Walter Bernstein, a famous screenwriter who was blacklisted in the 50's, and who used the inspiration to write the Oscar-nominated screenplay to the 1976 Woody Allen film The Front. Walter was 101.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/walter-bernstein-blacklisted-screenwriter-front-203158406.html

Lastly, British/American director Michael Apted died on January 7th at the age of 79. On the British side, he directed the 7 Up series, which were documentaries spotlighting a group of people starting at the age of seven and going every seven years, with 63 Up in 2019 his most recent. On the American side, he directed such films as Gorillas In The Mist, Nell, Agatha, The World Is Not Enough, and his most famous film which resulted in an Oscar for Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter.

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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2021, 01:51:39 PM »
What a rough week.  In addition to the above people mentioned, Don Sutton, Hank Aaron, and most recently Gregory Sierra & Larry King. After getting through losing Tommy Lasorda and Joanne Rogers.  Classy stuff from Jerry Seinfeld as it relates to Larry King (that 2007 interview was part of a package paying tribute to him).
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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2021, 06:15:22 AM »
The Fulton County M.E. has officially determined that Hank Aaron died of natural causes. Per WGCL (CBS) in Atlanta.
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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2021, 04:56:17 PM »
Singer Songwriter Jimmie Rodgers died from kidney disease at the age of 87: https://people.com/music/jimmie-rodgers-dead-age-87-kidney-disease/

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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2021, 10:20:17 PM »
Aw. I enjoyed listening to some of his hits from the 1950s. Rip
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« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2021, 12:59:40 AM »
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« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2021, 06:11:20 PM »
Cloris Leachman, best known for her role as the delightfully neurotic Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her own subsequent sitcom along with her role as an embittered small-town housewife in Peter Bogdanovich’s elegiac The Last Picture Show that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, along with winning multiple Emmys in her career, died yesterday of natural causes in Encinitas, California at age 94.
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