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Title: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wpghi5 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:
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 04, 2021, 05:05:21 AM
Tanya Roberts (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tanya-roberts-dies-a-view-to-a-kill-bond-girl-that-70s-show-actress-was-65/ar-BB1crAI9?ocid=msedgdhp) (A View To A Kill, Charlie's Angels), age 65 of unknown causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on January 04, 2021, 06:20:08 PM
Tanya Roberts (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tanya-roberts-dies-a-view-to-a-kill-bond-girl-that-70s-show-actress-was-65/ar-BB1crAI9?ocid=msedgdhp) (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/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 05, 2021, 03:20:11 AM
Noted. Other sources note she is still alive as well.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 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/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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!!!")
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 08, 2021, 11:55:43 AM
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda (https://mobile.twitter.com/MLBONFOX/status/1347586255576584193?kref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) has passed away at age 93 after the last two months in hospital for a heart condition.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on January 08, 2021, 12:55:30 PM
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda (https://mobile.twitter.com/MLBONFOX/status/1347586255576584193?kref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman 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 (https://www.wideopencountry.com/ed-bruce/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=agora&utm_term=wocfeed&utm_campaign=wocfeed&fbclid=IwAR3ZK76FoL5dVGCqvIDvq0O__l67QpbiQoopTH_6SHkUSAtjHOHqP-iV4hg)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on January 11, 2021, 04:44:37 PM
Two other country music stars have passed, all of them having No. 1 presence on the Billboard country charts:

* Jan. 1 – Misty Morgan, one half of a husband-and-wife with Jack Blanchard, died of cancer at age 75. Jack and Misty had a No. 1 country and surprise No. 23 pop hit in the spring of 1970 with "The Tennessee Birdwalk."

http://www.noise11.com/news/country-star-misty-morgan-dies-aged-75-20210103

* Jan. 8 – Jamie O'Hara, who died of cancer at age 70. He was also half of a duo, the O'Kanes, in the late 1980s, their biggest hit coming in the spring of 1987 with the No. 1 hit "Can't Stop My Heart From Lovin' You." He also wrote many songs, including the No. 1 hits "Older Women" by Ronnie McDowell (1981), "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" by the Judds (1986) and "Man To Man" by Gary Allan (2003).

https://people.com/country/jamie-ohara-dead-cancer-age-70/

Along with Ed Bruce's passing, looks like country music stands to lose more of our favorite legends in 2021. RIP to them all.

Brian
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on January 11, 2021, 04:49:26 PM
John Reilly, most known for his roles in General Hospital and Beverly Hills 90210 has died at the age of 84: https://people.com/tv/general-hospital-star-john-reilly-dies/ (https://people.com/tv/general-hospital-star-john-reilly-dies/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: b_masters8 on January 11, 2021, 05:54:56 PM
Don Robertson, longtime CBS Sports announcer (also did general CBS work from time to time, like IDs and such), passed on last Jan. 9; Jim Nantz said so on the recent NFC Wild Card Game broadcast between Chicago and New Orleans...

Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ivoryman86 on January 13, 2021, 01:54:50 AM
John Reilly, most known for his roles in General Hospital and Beverly Hills 90210 has died at the age of 84: https://people.com/tv/general-hospital-star-john-reilly-dies/ (https://people.com/tv/general-hospital-star-john-reilly-dies/)
I wonder if John Reilly appeared on any of the following:
Daytime Family Feud
All Star Biltz
Double Talk
The remake of Match Game

I'd be surprised if he appeared on Now You See It '89 or even Family Feud Challenge, the 2 shows that he wasn't supposed to appear.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on January 13, 2021, 02:11:13 AM
I wonder if John Reilly appeared on any of the following:
Daytime Family Feud

I believe he did do a stint or two on Daytime Feud with at least Dawson, could be wrong but I don't think so.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on January 14, 2021, 11:11:20 AM
Siegfried Fischbacher (https://apnews.com/article/siegfried-fischbacher-dead-84f02fc7d96d0b6d6f13a5461cafb84e), from the magic duo of Siegfried & Roy, passed away on January 13 at age 81 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on January 14, 2021, 11:14:13 AM
both halves of Siegfried & Roy are dead, and in less than a year's span
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on January 14, 2021, 05:48:38 PM
Joanne Rogers, the widow of Mr. Fred Rogers, died at the age of 92: https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2021/01/14/obituary-joanne-rogers-fred-rogers-mister-rogers-neighborhood-david-newell/stories/202101140169 (https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2021/01/14/obituary-joanne-rogers-fred-rogers-mister-rogers-neighborhood-david-newell/stories/202101140169)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 17, 2021, 08:24:35 AM
Actor and cartoon voice Jim MacGeorge (https://www.newsfromme.com/) (Beany and Captain Huffenpuff on Beany & Cecil among many), age 92. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on January 17, 2021, 11:29:09 AM
Music producer Phil Spector (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/phil-spector-dead-obit-67459/), whose “Wall of Sound” style revolutionized the way rock music was recorded in the early 1960s, and whose achievements were all but overshadowed by a 2009 conviction for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Passed away Saturday at age 80. No cause of death was given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: BDE on January 19, 2021, 05:08:24 PM
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda (https://mobile.twitter.com/MLBONFOX/status/1347586255576584193?kref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) has passed away at age 93 after the last two months in hospital for a heart condition.
Tommy was (and still is) one of my heroes. Rest in peace, Tommy.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: BDE on January 19, 2021, 07:15:33 PM
Now, another Dodger gone: Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Rest in peace, Don.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: BDE on January 19, 2021, 07:17:16 PM
Here is the link to the story about Don Sutton's passing:
https://www.mlb.com/news/don-sutton-dies-at-75
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 20, 2021, 09:50:23 AM
Listening to the Braves games on radio won't be the same without Don. He's in the big booth in the sky with Ernie Johnson, Skip Caray and Pete "The Professor" Van Wieren.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on January 22, 2021, 11:32:51 AM
Hank Aaron (https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30759123/long-home-run-king-hank-aaron-dies-86), the Hall of Fame slugger whose 755 career home runs long stood as baseball's golden mark that stood as the major league record until Barry Bonds broke it in 2007 and still holds major league records for RBIs (2,297), total bases (6,856) and extra-base hits (1,477), has died at age 86, cause of death not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: vnisanian2001 on January 22, 2021, 02:06:40 PM
Already, some people are blaming the vaccine as the main reason for his death.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: name456 on January 22, 2021, 06:36:03 PM
Hank Aaron is still the home run king in my eyes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: vnisanian2001 on January 22, 2021, 07:39:23 PM
A source told USA Today that it was a massive stroke. Can vaccines cause that?
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on January 23, 2021, 08:46:16 AM
Larry King (https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/larry-king-dies-trnd/index.html), 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 23, 2021, 03:30:12 PM
Gregory Sierra (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/gregory-sierra-barney-miller-actor-dies-at-83/ar-BB1d0otw?ocid=msedgdhp) (Sgt. Amaguale on Barney Miller and Julio Fuentes on Sanford & Son), age 83 of cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 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).
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC 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/ (https://people.com/music/jimmie-rodgers-dead-age-87-kidney-disease/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on January 26, 2021, 10:20:17 PM
Aw. I enjoyed listening to some of his hits from the 1950s. Rip
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on January 27, 2021, 12:59:40 AM
Maple Leafs Hall Of Famer George Armstrong (https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/30771753/hockey-hall-famer-toronto-maple-leafs-legend-george-armstrong-dies-90?fbclid=IwAR3PS0czlCW39XvlRD94pfTSkLb_ZlOa6a8enAMCHpqEJLsQ5j9NdC8tuq4)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on January 27, 2021, 06:11:20 PM
Cloris Leachman (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cloris-leachman-dead-1234893925/), 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: htmlcc92 on January 27, 2021, 08:22:55 PM
For me personally, I remember her as Lois' mother on Malcolm In the Middle. She was good on there even though it was one of those characters that you hate.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on January 27, 2021, 09:33:34 PM
Thanks for the memories, Frau Bluecher (NEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHH!!!!!!)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on January 27, 2021, 09:58:18 PM
"Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup."

RIP, Cloris Leachman. Another Hollywood legend gone.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on January 28, 2021, 10:21:37 AM
Singer Songwriter Jimmie Rodgers died from kidney disease at the age of 87: https://people.com/music/jimmie-rodgers-dead-age-87-kidney-disease/ (https://people.com/music/jimmie-rodgers-dead-age-87-kidney-disease/)

Biggest hits were songs like "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."

Bit of trivia here: Jimmie Rodgers shared the same name as the Father of Country Music – also named Jimmie Rodgers. In fact, the younger Jimmie was born just a few months after the older singer (nicknamed "The Singing Brakeman") died of tuberculosis in 1933.  I'm sure there were a few who did a double-take when, in the mid-1950s, this handsome 20s-something lad was singing rockabilly music, whose sound was in direct contrast to the legendary recordings of the late 1920s and 1930s by the elder Rodgers. According to Wikipedia, the younger Rodgers used his middle initial – F. – in his songwriting credits to distinguish himself.

He was also one of the few country music artists ever to have success on what's now Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's how much appeal country music of the latter half of the 1950s had in the mainstream.

Another country music legend, gone.

Brian
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 28, 2021, 03:03:11 PM
Sonny Fox (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/sonny-fox-tv-host-who-connected-with-kids-on-wonderama-dies-at-95/ar-BB1dbaPw?ocid=msedgdhp), host of the local NYC kids show Wonderama, age 95 of pneumonia. Fox was also a game show host, filling in for Hal March on The $64,000 Question and Bill Cullen on The Price Is Right as well as hosting Way Out Games for CBS in 1976 on Saturdays.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: wheelfan1991 on January 28, 2021, 07:42:10 PM
The amazing talented Cecily Tyson has passed away at 96.

https://abc7.com/entertainment/actress-cicely-tyson-dies-at-96-agents-says/10105726/?fbclid=IwAR1MBjzuyZds3a7WNZK3qWhnGDqPhOfDriYWsHB-aD_tJzYCfjAk2Ha2_Kc (https://abc7.com/entertainment/actress-cicely-tyson-dies-at-96-agents-says/10105726/?fbclid=IwAR1MBjzuyZds3a7WNZK3qWhnGDqPhOfDriYWsHB-aD_tJzYCfjAk2Ha2_Kc)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on January 28, 2021, 11:26:38 PM
Oh, another one that hurts. I loved her characters, especially in the Madea films. Such a talented actress.

Prayers for her family.

Man, Larry King, Cloris Leachman, and Cecily Tyson. Three legends gone.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on January 29, 2021, 11:07:18 PM
Sonny Fox, host of the original Wonderama died on Sunday at the age of 95: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sonny-fox-tv-host-who-connected-with-kids-on-wonderama-dies-at-95 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sonny-fox-tv-host-who-connected-with-kids-on-wonderama-dies-at-95)

Also, college basketball coaching legend John Chaney died at the age of 89: https://apnews.com/article/john-chaney-dead-cd9f6984b8b24165f18a296b6d552d40 (https://apnews.com/article/john-chaney-dead-cd9f6984b8b24165f18a296b6d552d40)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 30, 2021, 10:37:20 AM
^ Sonny Fox was already mentioned four posts up.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on January 30, 2021, 11:30:41 PM
Patricia Rooney, the wife of late Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, has passed away (https://triblive.com/sports/patricia-rooney-wife-of-steelers-chairman-dies-at-age-88/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on January 31, 2021, 05:22:56 AM
Hilton Valentine (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/hilton-valentine-guitarist-for-the-animals-dies-at-77/ar-BB1deWhf?ocid=msedgdhp), guitarist for 60s group the Animals (House of the Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out of This Place), age 77, no cause given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 01, 2021, 05:55:23 AM
Allan Burns (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/allan-burns-co-creator-of-the-mary-tyler-moore-show-dies-at-85/ar-BB1dgAlN?ocid=msedgdhp), co-creator of The Munsters and The Mary Tyler Moore Show among others, age 85. No cause given. Burns also wrote for The Bullwinkle Show and George of the Jungle.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pannoni1 on February 01, 2021, 06:59:25 AM
Man, that was a tough January for the obits, the last third of it in particular. We're nearly double the pace of 2020 so far. MLB's Home Run King to many, Mrs. Rogers, CNN's biggest talk show personality, one of the last Golden Age of Hollywood starlets, a Bond Girl, half of a legendary magic duo, the biggest producer to come out of the Brill Building, one of the Top 10 MLB managers known for Ultra Slim-Fast commercials, just to name a few. It proves to live every day like its a gift, since you don't know when you or somebody else pass into a world that's 100% alien to the one we're in presently.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan on February 01, 2021, 02:07:03 PM
And now, we start off February with Screech himself, Dustin Diamond.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dustin-diamond-screech-on-saved-by-the-bell-dies-at-44-report
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: vnisanian2001 on February 01, 2021, 04:36:40 PM
And now, we start off February with Screech himself, Dustin Diamond.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dustin-diamond-screech-on-saved-by-the-bell-dies-at-44-report

I hope he's finally found peace. He was a very flawed individual.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on February 01, 2021, 05:24:17 PM
I may not have been a fan of Saved By The Bell when TBS was airing reruns for several years after it ended on NBC. I'd have to agree with what people have been saying that whether you liked the character or not, Screech was the heart of the show. There may have been bad blood between him and his co-stars over the ghostwritten tell-all book from the late 2000s that he apologized for years later, along with making peace with one of them. I do hope that the revival on Peacock will pay tribute to him in their upcoming second season.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on February 01, 2021, 05:44:40 PM
And now, we start off February with Screech himself, Dustin Diamond.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dustin-diamond-screech-on-saved-by-the-bell-dies-at-44-report

Not even 2/3 into the new month (albeit a short month) too.  However, the guy wasn't feeling well toward the end.  Sadly, him not feeling well was a combination of emotions & health.

A couple of my most memorable moments from Saved By The Bell as it relates to Screech include the rare times that he was actually serious.  In serious, I mean not his over the top personality that drove Lisa crazy, but when he acted "out of character" and respected.  After all, he did finish first in his class.
One time he was ready to fight Zach but as a true friend, Zach wasn't coming to blows with Screech (like Zach did with Slater).  In the end, Zach and Screech made up and that was that.

The bigger one comes during one of the several times that Screech annoyed Lisa, but for good reason.  Screech barely edged out Jessie for valedictorian; despite that, the former showed true class and opted to pass the honor to Ms. Spano.  Screech pleaded for Lisa to keep it a secret, but inadvertently broke away from his well wishes after Jessie made fun of him.  Ms. Turtle ended up doubling down in a way and ended up spilling the beans, which led to the eventual top student receiving his well-deserved honor.

Say what you will about his character, but Screech was still a classy person, when he didn't really need to be.  It's unfortunate how things spiraled out of control for Dustin Diamond, and it's very sad to see it come to this.  I too hope he's found peace, and he no longer has to suffer anymore.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 02, 2021, 04:12:44 AM
Hal Holbrook (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hal-holbrook-dead-actor-who-played-twain-lincoln-and-deep-throat-728371), renowned for his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight among many things, age 95. No cause mentioned.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on February 02, 2021, 11:57:30 AM
Captain Sir Tom Moore (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-55881753), the British army veteran who gained fame and affection by walking sponsored laps in his garden to raise funds for charity before his 100th birthday last spring, passed away today from the coronavirus.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan on February 05, 2021, 12:10:10 PM
Jim Weatherly, the songwriter behind the #1 hit "Midnight Train To Georgia" passed away Wednesday of natural causes at age 77. His biggest pop hit on his own was "The Need To Be", which peaked at #11 in 1974. He also peaked at #9 country the following year with "I'll Still Love You."
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on February 05, 2021, 12:34:02 PM
Professional Wrestler The Natural Butch Reed, who had stints in the WWF, WCW (as part of the Doom tag team with Ron Simmons/Farroqq), and Mid-South Wrestling before that, has died at 66 due to heart complications. https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1221408-the-natural-butch-reed-passes-away-at-age-66
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: FieldsFan336 on February 05, 2021, 01:17:32 PM
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, best known for portraying Captain Von Trapp in the film version of The Sound of Music, died this morning at 91 in his Connecticut home.  He also narrated the Madeline series of specials for which he won an Emmy Award

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on February 05, 2021, 06:39:25 PM
Also enjoyed him as the English language narrator for David the Gnome back during Nickelodeon's glory days; while much of his narration was essentially the same spiel with some variants, it still gave a lot of gravitas for the episodes they were used in. 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on February 06, 2021, 08:51:32 PM
Olympic and heavyweight champion Leon Spinks (https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/30848782/leon-spinks-ex-heavyweight-champ-upset-muhammad-ali-dies-67), who surprised the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1978, passed away Friday night at age 67, according to Firm PR, a public relations firm that represented him. Cause of death not disclosed, but FirmPR reported he was suffering from prostate and other cancers for five years.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 07, 2021, 05:45:34 PM
George Shultz (https://fotoscapes.com/lookbook/e1frEGeI7/former-secretary-of-state-george-shultz-dies-at-age-100), former Secretary of State,  age 100. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on February 08, 2021, 11:08:38 AM
I have multiple deaths that have been brought to my attention within the last 24 hours.

* Ron Rodecker, the artist from Laguna Beach, CA., whose dragon-inspired artwork became the basis for the characters of the PBS Kids series Dragon Tales, passed away on 1/25/21 at the age of 90. The cause of his death is currently not known.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2947624125526861&id=100008379070265

* For those who may have grown up in Mexico and/or enjoyed Dragon Ball Z in Español Latino, Ricardo Silva, the lead singer for the opening theme for DBZ, passed away yesterday after suffering COVID-19-related complications. He was 67.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/08/well-known-dragon-ball-z-voice-actor-ricardo-silva-dies-aged-67/amp/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on February 08, 2021, 02:06:08 PM
Big one in sporting world too yesterday. ESPN baseball analyst Pedro Gomez, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 58. No known cause has been given yet that I have seen. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30857724/espn-baseball-reporter-pedro-gomez-dies-58
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 09, 2021, 03:53:52 AM
Mary Wilson (https://variety.com/2021/music/news/mary-wilson-dead-supremes-singer-original-member-1234903764/), co-founder of the Motown group the Supremes, age 76. No cause disclosed as her death was sudden.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JarodJGames on February 09, 2021, 10:38:54 AM
Marty Schottenheimer Head Coach for the Cleveland Browns, San Diego (now Los Angeles) Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Washington Football Team passed away from Alzheimer's at age 77.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 11, 2021, 07:58:11 AM
Larry Flynt (https://fotoscapes.com/lookbook/ANfkXG2sE/hustler-founder-and-first-amendment-battler-larry-flynt-dies), publisher of Hustler magazine, age 78 of heart failure. He had been confined to a wheelchair since 1978 after a murder attempt on him left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on February 11, 2021, 06:54:38 PM
Chick Corea, (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/chick-corea-obit-1127283/) pioneering jazz pianist and composer, died of cancer at age 79.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: drwhovill on February 12, 2021, 06:11:39 PM
Although this is from a different game show, former Jeopardy 5-day champion Brayden Smith has passed away at the age of 23. Cause of death has not yet been given
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on February 12, 2021, 06:36:31 PM
Although this is from a different game show, former Jeopardy 5-day champion Brayden Smith has passed away at the age of 23. Cause of death has not yet been given

24 I had heard he was actually. Shocking though....I remember it being speculated he'd be the last champion Alex ever had in his final weeks....had hoped he would be too. RIP.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on February 12, 2021, 11:52:21 PM
I've just been told some sad news from the Facebook page of Bob West (original voice of Barney the Dinosaur) that Phyllis Cicero, who played Stella the Storyteller on Barney & Friends, has passed away after a liver cancer battle.
https://www.facebook.com/294557513208/posts/10159033568178209/

The details on this are still preliminary, but will be updated.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on February 13, 2021, 11:38:55 AM
S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly's restaurants, passed away at the age of 106(!). His brother Curtis the other founder died in 2019 at the age of 102. https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2021/02/12/s-prestley-blake-co-founder-of-friendlys-dies-at-106 (https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2021/02/12/s-prestley-blake-co-founder-of-friendlys-dies-at-106)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 15, 2021, 06:10:53 PM
Tampa Bay and San Diego WR Vincent Jackson (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/vincent-jackson-former-chargers-and-buccaneers-wide-receiver-found-dead-at-38/), age 38. No cause disclosed yet as he was found dead in a hotel he'd been staying at since early January.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: bigblue999 on February 17, 2021, 12:25:13 PM
Rush Limbaugh has passed away today at 70

https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-dead-talk-radio-conservative-icon
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on February 17, 2021, 02:15:36 PM
Colin Cowherd once commented "People don't listen to Rush Limbaugh for information. They listen to him for affirmation." And that in a nutshell was the secret to his success. He gave his core audience what they wanted to hear whether or not it was steeped in fact.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: b_masters8 on February 17, 2021, 06:23:35 PM
Colin Cowherd once commented "People don't listen to Rush Limbaugh for information. They listen to him for affirmation." And that in a nutshell was the secret to his success. He gave his core audience what they wanted to hear whether or not it was steeped in fact.

The same thing that FOX "News" has done for conservatives/Republicans, and MSNBC has done for liberals/Democrats, IINM.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on February 17, 2021, 09:30:52 PM
Colin Cowherd once commented "People don't listen to Rush Limbaugh for information. They listen to him for affirmation." And that in a nutshell was the secret to his success. He gave his core audience what they wanted to hear whether or not it was steeped in fact.
 

For me, I never really got over him insisting 18 years ago that Donovan McNabb was being overhyped as a quarterback simply because of his status as an African-American, and thus never took anything he said seriously thereafter (to his credit, of course, McNabb handled that situation with grace and proved Limbaugh wrong in that regard by leading Philadelphia to the NFC championship game that season and Super Bowl XXXIX the following season). 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on February 17, 2021, 09:51:02 PM
Christian singer Carmen has passed at the age of 65, after complications after a surgery.

I saw him in concert about 18 years ago. He was a great singer and songwriter.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/february/died-carman-licciardello-christian-singer-las-vegas-tour.html (https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/february/died-carman-licciardello-christian-singer-las-vegas-tour.html)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on February 19, 2021, 03:37:54 PM
Mark Anthony Morales, Fat Boys' rapper and songwriter also known as "Prince Markie Dee" died at the age of 52: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/fat-boys-prince-markie-dee-dies-52-n1258338 (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/fat-boys-prince-markie-dee-dies-52-n1258338)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on February 28, 2021, 10:44:44 PM
Irv Cross, who was a core member of CBS's best remembered NFL Today studio lineup in the 70s and 80s, passes on at 81. 

https://www.startribune.com/irv-cross-television-sports-pioneer-dead-at-81/600028761/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on March 03, 2021, 07:03:47 AM
Jahmil French, who played Dave Turner on Degrassi has died at age 29

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/degrassi-star-jahmil-french-dead-212258313.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on March 03, 2021, 09:40:24 PM
Actor Geoffrey Scott passed away from Parkinson's disease at the age of 79: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/geoffrey-scott-actor-on-dynasty-and-dark-shadows-dies-at-79 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/geoffrey-scott-actor-on-dynasty-and-dark-shadows-dies-at-79)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on March 03, 2021, 10:32:13 PM
Former wrestling promoter Jim Crockett, Jr., who served several terms as NWA president during the 80s, which time his own Jim Crockett Promotions was arguably the biggest rival to the WWF during its early years of national expansion, passes on at 76 (no link readily available at present, will try and update with one once it becomes available) 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 04, 2021, 06:56:47 AM
Joe Altobelli (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/joe-altobelli-manager-who-led-orioles-to-1983-world-series-title-dies-at-88/ar-BB1ed25A?ocid=msedgdhp), baseball manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to a World Series title in 1983, age 88 of natural causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on March 04, 2021, 11:16:03 AM
The promised link to my previous post: 

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-native-jim-crockett-jr-promoter-who-signed-ric-flair-and-other-wwe-hall-of-famers-dies-at-76/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: bigblue999 on March 04, 2021, 11:52:50 PM
The patriarch of the Gretzky family, Walter Gretzky, has passed away.

https://www.tsn.ca/canada-s-hockey-dad-walter-gretzky-passes-away-at-82-1.1602830
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on March 07, 2021, 02:01:50 PM
Two days late in reporting, but:
Michael Stanley, 72, singer/songwriter/guitarrist (and radio personality in later years) from Cleveland; leader of The Michael Stanley Band, best known for their 1981 hit "He Can't Love You", which was a staple in the early years of MTV.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 08, 2021, 07:39:51 AM
Allan J. McDonald (https://www.npr.org/2021/03/07/974534021/remembering-allan-mcdonald-he-refused-to-approve-challenger-launch-exposed-cover), the NASA director who refused to sign off on the 1986 Challenger launch for fear that the bitterly cold weather would compromise the ship's boosters, age 83 following a fall and subsequent brain damage.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on March 09, 2021, 09:20:40 PM
Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth, passes on at 91 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/norton-juster-dead/2021/03/09/42d60a84-1035-11e9-831f-3aa2c2be4cbd_story.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 10, 2021, 04:58:20 AM
CBS News' Roger Mudd (https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/09/business/roger-mudd-obit-trnd/index.html), age 93 of kidney failure.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: 88JRFAN on March 13, 2021, 02:37:44 PM
Murray Walker, one of the greatest British Formula 1 commentators in history passed away at age 97. His commentary was absolutely exceptional and energetic in the 90s and early 2000s. Godspeed good sir  :-(
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on March 13, 2021, 10:10:21 PM
Boxing legend "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler passes on at 66: 


https://sports.yahoo.com/marvin-hagler-one-of-boxings-legendary-four-kings-dies-unexpectedly-at-66-011603199.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Archviler on March 14, 2021, 12:12:55 AM
Boxing legend "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler passes on at 66: 


https://sports.yahoo.com/marvin-hagler-one-of-boxings-legendary-four-kings-dies-unexpectedly-at-66-011603199.html

Rest in peace. I still watch Hagler-Hearns on occasion when I want to see an incredible boxing match.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on March 14, 2021, 05:07:39 PM
Boxing legend "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler passes on at 66: 


https://sports.yahoo.com/marvin-hagler-one-of-boxings-legendary-four-kings-dies-unexpectedly-at-66-011603199.html


Tough loss.  During an era where boxing was a big deal; Hagler-Hearns first round is one where you could watch it 12 times in a row, and it'll be more worth it than several boxing matches today.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on March 16, 2021, 10:14:10 PM
Yaphet Kotto, who played the villain in the James Bond film Live and Let Die, has passed at the age of 81.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on March 17, 2021, 09:32:38 PM
Yaphet Kotto, who played the villain in the James Bond film Live and Let Die, has passed at the age of 81.

He was also one of the lead actors on NBC's crime drama "Homicide: Life On The Street".
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on March 19, 2021, 09:21:42 AM
Dick Hoyt, who participated with his cerebral palsy-stricken son Rick in numerous marathons and other long distance races for decades, passes on at 80: 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/dick-hoyt-dead/2021/03/18/1b663948-8765-11eb-8a8b-5cf82c3dffe4_story.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on March 19, 2021, 12:08:46 PM
He was also one of the lead actors on NBC's crime drama "Homicide: Life On The Street".

And in addition to that, a star engineer in Alien.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on March 21, 2021, 07:36:49 PM
Barry Orton, a former preliminary wrestler(aka jobber) in the World Wrestling Federation(now WWE) in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, passed away March 19 at the age of 62, cause of death not reported: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/03/barry-orton-passes-away-at-age-62/ (https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/03/barry-orton-passes-away-at-age-62/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on March 21, 2021, 07:53:40 PM
The brother and uncle of wrestling legend Bob Orton and current star Randy Orton, respectively, Barry did have moderate success early in his career.  Sucks that it went down from there.  That DUI changed everything for him, which isn't as bad as the actual victim, but the nature of such an act is difficult to impossible to recover from.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on March 22, 2021, 03:00:45 PM
NBA Hall of Famer & Lakers Great Elgin Baylor has died at 86 (https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/elgin-baylor-lakers-legend-and-nba-hall-of-famer-dies-at-the-age-of-86/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on March 23, 2021, 09:14:53 PM
George Segal (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/george-segal-dead-goldbergs-whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf-1234936852/), known for his roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (to which he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination), the original version of Fun With Dick and Jane, among other film roles in the 1960s and 70s.  And to younger audiences for Look Who's Talking and the sitcoms Just Shoot Me and The Goldbergs, passed away today at age 87 from complications from bypass surgery.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 26, 2021, 08:19:32 AM
Jessica Walter (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/jessica-walter-dead-at-80-her-arrested-development-co-stars-pay-tribute/vi-BB1eYy9M?ocid=msedgdhp) (Play Misty For Me, TV's Archer and Arrested Development), age 80. No cause given but her family said she passed in her sleep.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on March 26, 2021, 05:18:22 PM
Beverly Cleary, 104, beloved author of children’s books, most notably the Ramona series.

https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/press-releases/harpercollins-mourns-the-loss-of-beloved-children-s-book-author-beverly-cleary
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: htmlcc92 on March 26, 2021, 08:14:27 PM
Sad day, I loved her books growing up. She grew up right in the northwest where I am from and even started her career at a library in Yakima, Washington, which is less than two hours from me.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on March 26, 2021, 08:55:55 PM
RIP Beverly Cleary. I also have fond memories of reading her books for a summer reading program at the library when I was growing up.

Another death to report today is author & screenwriter Larry McMurtry (https://www.npr.org/2021/03/26/981592425/larry-mcmurtry-novelist-and-screenwriter-of-the-west-has-died-at-age-84), who won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel Lonesome Dove. McMurtry also wrote The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment, with both adapted into Oscar-winning films. McMurtry also won an Academy Award for adapting Annie Proulx's short story Brokeback Mountain in 2005. McMurtry was 84 when he passed away on March 25; the cause of death was heart failure.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 31, 2021, 02:06:18 AM
G. Gordon Liddy (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/gordon-liddy-dead/2021/03/30/4d50c40c-91ae-11eb-a74e-1f4cf89fd948_story.html), an architect of the Watergate break-in during the Nixon administration,  age 90. No cause disclosed, although he had been in declining health and had Parkinson's disease.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on March 31, 2021, 04:54:37 PM
Ron Read (https://www.tampabay.com/sports/pro-wrestling/2021/03/08/wrestler-buddy-colt-who-survived-a-tampa-plane-crash-in-1975-has-died/), better known to wrestling fans of yore as Buddy Colt, age 85 from suicide. He died March 5, but his wife only today disclosed the cause.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on April 02, 2021, 04:18:24 PM
April the giraffe has died.

https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/nation-world/april-the-giraffe-dies/507-16e1d72e-b472-4c0e-a63c-c65fca3ea25d?fbclid=IwAR0ZpWEmc99RZHVTRlTXzHWXoA5lpUr_NlDKXALBb0DQ9WF2P-LWeTflnXQ
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on April 04, 2021, 10:42:50 PM
Gloria Henry, known as portraying the mother of the chaos-causing kid on Dennis the Menace, age 98.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gloria-henry-tv-mom-on-dennis-the-menace-dies-at-98
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on April 07, 2021, 10:49:42 PM
Walter Olkewicz, character actor most known for Twin Peaks and Grace Under Fire died at the age of 72: https://deadline.com/2021/04/walter-olkewicz-dies-character-actor-obituary-twin-peaks-grace-under-fire-1234729904/ (https://deadline.com/2021/04/walter-olkewicz-dies-character-actor-obituary-twin-peaks-grace-under-fire-1234729904/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on April 09, 2021, 07:19:02 AM
Prince Philip has died.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/uk/prince-philip-dies-gbr-intl/index.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer 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 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC 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/ (https://people.com/music/dmx-dead-age-50-after-suffering-heart-attack/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: BillyGr 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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

I don't want to wish ill of the dead, but I hope he brings plenty of ice water to where he is heading...
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 17, 2021, 11:58:35 PM
Charles Geschke (https://fotoscapes.com/lookbook/BBfgLeGuA/founder-of-adobe-and-developer-of-pdfs-dies-at-age-81), co-founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs, age 81. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 18, 2021, 12:08:59 AM
Felix Silla (https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/actor-felix-silla-known-for-his-role-as-cousin-itt-on-the-addams-family-dies-at-84/), who played Cousin Itt on the 60s Addams Family sitcom, age 84 of cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh 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/ (https://variety.com/2021/music/news/jim-steinman-dead-meat-loaf-celine-dion-1234955739/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh 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/ (https://www.tmz.com/2021/04/22/shock-g-dead-dies-digital-underground-humpty-dance-tupac/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JarodJGames 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on April 24, 2021, 10:20:42 AM
Charlie Glotzbach, (https://www.jayski.com/2021/04/23/sad-news-chargin-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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JarodJGames 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 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on April 28, 2021, 12:59:36 PM
Astronaut Michael Collins (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-collins-dies-age-90-apollo-11-astronaut/), 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on April 30, 2021, 03:47:15 AM
Johnny Crawford (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/johnny-crawford-young-star-of-the-rifleman-dies-at-75/ar-BB1gd2Ek?ocid=msedgdhp), former Mousketeer and Mark McCain on The Rifleman, age 75 of Alzheimer's disease.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on May 01, 2021, 03:59:38 PM
Olympia Dukakis (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/olympia-dukakis-dead-dies-oscar-winner-moonstruck-1234964478/), 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: 88JRFAN on May 02, 2021, 01:09:12 PM
Former NASCAR Busch/Nationwide/Xfinity driver Eric McClure has just passed away, according to a recent post on the NASCAR First Alert Facebook page. No cause given
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on May 03, 2021, 11:54:16 AM
And another sad loss for the racing world--Bobby Unser, (https://www.wthr.com/article/sports/motor/indianapolis-500/bobby-unser-three-time-indy-500-winner-dead-at-87-indianapolis-indiana-motor-speedway-indycar/531-02ae217e-de9b-4226-a0f0-6b95c2908cf2) three-time Indy 500 winner and later a color commentator for open-wheel racing, has died at age 87.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 04, 2021, 02:39:58 AM
Billie Hayes (https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/9566861/billie-hayes-obit), Broadway actress (Li'l Abner) and kids show performer (Witchiepoo on H.R. Pufnstuf), age 96 from natural causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on May 04, 2021, 03:27:04 AM
Clayton Schenkelberg (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wwii-veteran-thought-to-be-oldest-survivor-of-pearl-harbor-attack-dies-at-103/ar-BB1gjvwl?ocid=msedgdhp), thought to be the longest living survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack, age 103. He died April 14 at a senior care facility in San Diego.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on May 08, 2021, 01:57:56 PM
Actress Tawny Kitaen (https://www.forbes.com/sites/palashghosh/2021/05/08/1980s-video-model-tawny-kitaen-dies-in-california-at-age-59/), known for her appearances in Whitesnake videos during the 1980s, passed away in her home Friday at age 59. No cause of death was given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on May 08, 2021, 05:54:19 PM
Actress Tawny Kitaen (https://www.forbes.com/sites/palashghosh/2021/05/08/1980s-video-model-tawny-kitaen-dies-in-california-at-age-59/), known for her appearances in Whitesnake videos during the 1980s, passed away in her home Friday at age 59. No cause of death was given.

She was also the 2nd female cohost (during seasons 3 and 4) of America's Funniest People who came on after original cohost Arleen Sorkin was fired by Vin Di Bona (which would be a topic for another thread)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: FanOfDrew87 on May 09, 2021, 02:07:00 PM
Wasn't Tawny the girl who sat on car hoods while wearing a long white flowing dress in "Here I Go Again"?

I never knew she appeared in other Whitesnake videos.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on May 09, 2021, 02:25:46 PM
Wasn't Tawny the girl who sat on car hoods while wearing a long white flowing dress in "Here I Go Again"?
I never knew she appeared in other Whitesnake videos.

Yes.

She was also in "Still of the Night" and "Is This Love?"
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on May 11, 2021, 05:34:00 PM
Actor, producer, and director Norman Lloyd (https://deadline.com/2021/05/norman-lloyd-dead-st-elsewhere-actor-1234754280/), whose acting career ranged from roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur, St. Elsewhere, The Practice, among other roles in a career that dated back to Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater. Passed away May 10 at his home in Los Angeles he was 106.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on May 15, 2021, 12:20:03 AM
Jerome Young, also known as controversial professional wrestler "New Jack," has passed away of a heart attack at age 58.

https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=146844
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on May 18, 2021, 01:57:56 PM
Actor Charles Grodin (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/movies/charles-grodin-dead.html), whose known for films such as The Heartbreak Kid, The Great Muppet Caper, Beethoven, along with numerous television appearances. Grodin was 86 when he passed, and the cause of death was bone marrow cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on May 19, 2021, 12:56:00 PM
Comedian/actor Paul Mooney, who was a writer for Richard Pryor, died on May 19, 2021 from a heart attack.  He was 79.  https://variety.com/2021/film/news/paul-mooney-dead-dies-comedian-1234976595/ (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/paul-mooney-dead-dies-comedian-1234976595/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on May 25, 2021, 09:11:11 PM
Samuel E. Wright, the actor who portrayed the voice of Sebastian the Crab in Disney's "Little Mermaid" franchise, has passed away at the age of 74, per this article (https://thedisinsider.com/2021/05/25/samuel-e-wright-voice-of-sebastian-in-the-little-mermaid-passes-away/) from The DisInsider.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on May 25, 2021, 09:31:10 PM
Actor Mark York, best known for playing Billy Merchant on "The Office," died on May 19 at the age of 55. https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/mark-york-dead-the-office-billy-merchant-1234980718/ (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/mark-york-dead-the-office-billy-merchant-1234980718/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on May 26, 2021, 07:11:17 PM
Children's picture book (The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, among numerous others) author Eric Carle (https://www.npr.org/2021/05/26/970974320/eric-carle-creator-of-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-has-died), passed away Sunday at the age of 91, cause of death not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on May 27, 2021, 06:52:38 PM
Kevin Clark, best known for his role as Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones in the 2003 Jack Black movie "School of Rock", died on May 26, 2021 after getting hit by a car while cycling in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.  He was 32 years old.  https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-bicycle-rider-killed-avondale-20210526-giwwinwf2nbm5j3jfzrm4jir5i-story.html (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-bicycle-rider-killed-avondale-20210526-giwwinwf2nbm5j3jfzrm4jir5i-story.html)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on May 29, 2021, 01:24:03 PM
Mark Eaton.  Dead at 64. (https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1398689602295066627?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)


Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on May 29, 2021, 03:26:29 PM
Gavin MacLeod, who played Murray Slaughter on Mary Tyler Moore and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat, passed away this morning at age 90, cause unknown.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/05/29/love-boat-star-gavin-macleod-dead-dies-mary-tyler-moore-show/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on May 29, 2021, 07:12:35 PM
BJ Thomas (https://deadline.com/2021/05/bj-thomas-dead-hit-songwriter-grammy-winner-1234766552/), whose career spanned country, pop, and gospel that earned him CMA, Dove, and Grammy awards, and an Oscar. Passed away today from complications from lung cancer at his home in Arlington, Texas at the age of 78.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on May 29, 2021, 10:57:22 PM
Paul Soles, best known as the voice of Hermey the dentist elf in Rudolph, and to a lesser extent Spider Man in the original 1960s animated series, passes on at 90: 



https://popculture.com/celebrity/news/paul-soles-voice-of-hermey-in-rudolph-dead-at-90/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Nate Powalie on May 30, 2021, 11:45:16 PM
Mark Eaton.  Dead at 64. (https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1398689602295066627?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)

An NBA legend at Center. He will be missed.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on June 07, 2021, 12:42:20 PM
Clarence Williams III (https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/clarence-williams-iii-the-mod-squad-and-purple-rain-star-dies-at-81/ar-AAKLF2O?ocid=msedgdhp), who played Linc in the 60s crime procedural The Mod Squad and Prince's father in Purple Rain, age 81 of colon cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on June 09, 2021, 11:51:31 PM
Douglas S Cramer (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/douglas-s-cramer-dead-wonder-woman-dynasty-love-boat-1234963991/?fbclid=IwAR0YuullyO47N_tjBEea_PVP6WbcYUm0hJI9RlXrQkjvyYnvV3qH6QnRx38) of Wonder Woman and Love Boat fame and former NFL head head Jim Fassel (https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31587569/former-new-york-giants-head-coach-jim-fassel-dies-71)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on June 13, 2021, 07:26:53 PM
Ned Beatty (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/ned-beatty-dead-dies-deliverance-network-actor-1234995509/), who was Oscar-nominated for his supporting role in the film Network including roles in Deliverance, Nashville, and All the President’s Men, among others passed away this morning of natural causes at age 83.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on June 13, 2021, 09:28:27 PM
Other favorite roles of his of mine include Lex Luthor's aide Otis ("He's definitely coming, Mr. Luthor!"), and Stevens the ill-fated federal agent in Silver Streak 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 on June 14, 2021, 10:16:22 PM
John Gabriel, actor from the soap opera Ryan's Hope, has passed away at age 90.

https://nypost.com/2021/06/14/john-gabriel-emmy-nominated-ryans-hope-star-dead-at-90/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on June 15, 2021, 10:10:27 PM
Lisa Banes, the actress who was hit by a scooter in New York City earlier this month, died on Monday at the age of 65: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/entertainment/lisa-banes-obit/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/entertainment/lisa-banes-obit/index.html)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on June 16, 2021, 09:56:30 PM
Legendary college basketball coach Jim Phelan, with 830 wins in 49 years at Mount St. Mary's, passes on at 92: 



https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/longtime-mount-st-marys-coach-jim-phelan-dies-78319059
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: bigblue999 on June 17, 2021, 12:51:17 AM
Randy West posted on FB that Supermarket Sweep and Sale of the Century creator Al Howard passed away. https://www.facebook.com/1380727306/posts/10226401032837071/?d=n
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on June 17, 2021, 03:30:21 PM
Actor Frank Bonner (https://deadline.com/2021/06/frank-bonner-dead-obituary-wkrp-in-cincinnati-actor-herb-tarlek-was-79-1234777353/), who was best known for playing the plaid-suited antagonistic sales manager Herb Tarlek on the CBS comedy WKRP in Cincinnati, died yesterday from complications from Lewy body dementia at the age of 79.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on June 18, 2021, 06:27:49 AM
Randy West posted on FB that Supermarket Sweep and Sale of the Century creator Al Howard passed away. https://www.facebook.com/1380727306/posts/10226401032837071/?d=n

Randy said in the first line of the post that it was from 10 years ago.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on June 18, 2021, 06:54:26 AM
John Paragon (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/john-paragon-jambi-the-genie-on-pee-wees-playhouse-dies-at-66/ar-AALauZi?ocid=uxbndlbing), actor who was probably best known for playing Jambi, the genie on Pee-wee's Playhouse, age 66 of unknown causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on June 18, 2021, 01:21:52 PM
Randy said in the first line of the post that it was from 10 years ago.

He didn't die 10 years ago though, was last year I believe. I knew it wasn't so recent as well though that he had.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on June 18, 2021, 01:34:24 PM
John Paragon (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/john-paragon-jambi-the-genie-on-pee-wees-playhouse-dies-at-66/ar-AALauZi?ocid=uxbndlbing), actor who was probably best known for playing Jambi, the genie on Pee-wee's Playhouse, age 66 of unknown causes.

He also co-starred in "Weird Al" Yankovic's hilarious cult classic UHF. Apparently he passed back in April, but the news didn't leak until yesterday. RIP to a very talented and funny guy.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on June 18, 2021, 03:02:56 PM
Specifically, John Paragon died on April 3 according to Deadline.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: vnisanian2001 on June 18, 2021, 04:30:02 PM
John Paragon may have had chronic alcohol abuse, it just came out.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: bigblue999 on June 23, 2021, 08:09:38 PM
John McAfee passed away today.

https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/john-mcafee-dies-by-suicide-inside-prison-in-barcelona/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on June 23, 2021, 10:27:25 PM
Former pro wrestler/one time manager and lover of ECW's Sabu and bodybuilder Melissa Coates dead at age 50.......https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1241275-melissa-coates-aka-sabus-super-genie-passes-away-at-age-50
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on June 25, 2021, 05:48:26 PM
Former Univision journalist Edna Schmidt passed away 6/24/21 in Puerto Rico from what appeared to be a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 51.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on June 27, 2021, 07:13:25 PM
John Langley, creator of the long-running U.S. TV show "Cops", died on June 26, 2021 of an apparent heart attack in Baja, Mexico at the age of 78: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/john-langley-dead-cops-1235006123/ (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/john-langley-dead-cops-1235006123/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on June 27, 2021, 07:35:19 PM
Joanne Linville (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/joanne-linville-dead-star-trek-twilight-zone-1234971547/), actress from Star Trek and Twilight Zone among others, age 93. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on June 28, 2021, 04:05:28 PM
Skid Row's Johnny Solinger dies from liver failure (https://pagesix.com/2021/06/27/former-skid-row-singer-johnny-solinger-dead-at-55/?_ga=2.209598801.235053868.1624817384-591761002.1613083856&fbclid=IwAR1ytzjv_kLpD6cDPq4a3r7CUoXkx-ZViRkaEcWe3FjoJQYES8glTeU5YEs).  The former singer had disclosed his diagnosis about a month ago prior to his passing.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Borusa on June 29, 2021, 08:24:04 PM
Stuart Damon, of General Hospital, has died at the age of 84, according to IMDB.com.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on June 30, 2021, 04:37:44 PM
Donald Rumsfeld, (https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/30/former-defense-secretary-donald-rumsfeld-dead-at-88.html) former Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush, has died at age 88.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on July 01, 2021, 06:53:28 PM
Former WCW, GWF and WWF star Del Wilkes aka "The Patriot" dead at Age 59 of a massive heart attack. https://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article252515663.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on July 01, 2021, 10:23:19 PM
Saddening indeed, as I did watch GWF action regularly during the promotion's peak, and Wilkes as the Patriot was one of my favorite members thereof. 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on July 03, 2021, 12:41:49 PM
Philece Sampler, who was remembered for Days of Our Lives as Renee DiMera, Another World as Donna Love Hudson, as well as the original voice of Mimi Tachikawa in the English dub of the Digimon Adventure anime series (known in America as Digimon: Digital Monsters), died on 7/1/21 after suffering from a heart attack. She was 67.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-07-03/tv-actress-voice-actress-philece-sampler-passes-away/.174764
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on July 05, 2021, 12:49:28 PM
Matiss Kivlenieks, a goalie for the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, died on July 4, 2021 of a head injury suffered in a fall after a fireworks malfunction at the age of 24: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/jackets/2021/07/05/matiss-kivlenieks-blue-jackets-goalie-dies-tragic-accident/7864545002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/jackets/2021/07/05/matiss-kivlenieks-blue-jackets-goalie-dies-tragic-accident/7864545002/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on July 05, 2021, 04:04:17 PM
Two deaths to report.

Football coach Terry Donahue (https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/31762662/terry-donahue-winningest-ucla-pac-12-football-coach-dies-77), the winningest coach in Pac-12 Conference and UCLA football history and later served as general manager of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, died Sunday after a two-year struggle with cancer at age 77.

Director and producer Richard Donner (https://deadline.com/2021/07/richard-donner-dead-superman-lethal-weapon-director-1234786372/), who helmed some of the most iconic movies of the 1970s and 1980s, including the Christopher Reeve-starring Superman, The Goonies, and the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover buddy cop series Lethal Weapon. Died today at age 91, cause of death not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on July 06, 2021, 09:37:04 AM
Matiss Kivlenieks, a goalie for the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, died on July 4, 2021 of a head injury suffered in a fall after a fireworks malfunction at the age of 24: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/jackets/2021/07/05/matiss-kivlenieks-blue-jackets-goalie-dies-tragic-accident/7864545002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/jackets/2021/07/05/matiss-kivlenieks-blue-jackets-goalie-dies-tragic-accident/7864545002/)

I just saw an update on the passing of Matiss Kivlenieks.  An autopsy by a medical examiner in Michigan showed that chest trauma, not a head injury, was what caused his death.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 06, 2021, 12:27:09 PM
John Lawton (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/uriah-heep-singer-john-lawton-dies-at-74/ar-AALPMIW?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531), vocalist for 70s band Uriah Heep, age 74 of unknown causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on July 07, 2021, 02:20:36 PM
Actor and director Robert Downey Sr. (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/robert-downey-sr-dead-robert-downey-jr-1235013682/), known for directing the countercultural satire Putney Swope, with roles in films including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and The Family Man. Downey Sr. passed away Wednesday in his sleep from complications of Parkinson's at age 85.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 on July 07, 2021, 10:52:16 PM
Suzzanne Douglas of The Parent 'Hood and How Stella Got Her Groove Back passed away of cancer at age 64.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/07/entertainment/suzzanne-douglas-obit/index.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on July 08, 2021, 12:23:51 AM
Actor and director Robert Downey Sr. (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/robert-downey-sr-dead-robert-downey-jr-1235013682/), known for directing the countercultural satire Putney Swope, with roles in films including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and The Family Man. Downey Sr. passed away Wednesday in his sleep from complications of Parkinson's at age 85.

TBH, I wasn't even aware that he was still alive.  RIP.

We've lost a ton of legends & great people recently.  Their legacies will forever live on.


As for Matiss Kivlenieks, this one hurts as it could have been avoided.  I made mention to how we lost several people due to the fact that they've left us after decades of success & their own stories.  With Columbus's goalie, he had a lot of living to do, but just bad, fatal luck changed that.

There have been some discussions on banning fireworks.  I respect that.  Obviously it's a no for me in terms of official showings of fireworks, but I believe that people should have to obtain a license in order to operate their own private shows featuring fireworks in one's backyard or front yard.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on July 08, 2021, 05:26:09 PM
Chick Vennera, actor most known for "Thank God It's Friday" and a recurring role on "The Golden Girls," died yesterday from cancer at the age of 74.
https://deadline.com/2021/07/chick-vennera-dead-obituary-actor-thank-god-its-friday-the-golden-girls-1234788536/ (https://deadline.com/2021/07/chick-vennera-dead-obituary-actor-thank-god-its-friday-the-golden-girls-1234788536/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on July 08, 2021, 11:15:24 PM
Chick Vennera, actor most known for "Thank God It's Friday" and a recurring role on "The Golden Girls," died yesterday from cancer at the age of 74.
https://deadline.com/2021/07/chick-vennera-dead-obituary-actor-thank-god-its-friday-the-golden-girls-1234788536/ (https://deadline.com/2021/07/chick-vennera-dead-obituary-actor-thank-god-its-friday-the-golden-girls-1234788536/)

For any Golden Girls fans like myself, Chuck played Enrique Mass, the consumer advocate television show host, and Rose's boss.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on July 12, 2021, 09:11:29 PM
Two deaths to report.

Actor Charlie Robinson (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/charlie-robinson-night-court-star-dead-1234980994/), best known as Mac Robinson on the sitcom Night Court, passed away July 11 at the age of 75 from cardiac arrest.

And Wrestler Paul Orndorff (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/paul-orndorff-dead-wwe-mr-wonderful-1235017869/), the WWE Hall of Famer who fought in the first WrestleMania, died today at age 71, and the cause of death is not known. But his son Travis said that he had CTE and was last month in declining health.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on July 12, 2021, 10:04:52 PM
Given the wear and tear a wrestler's body no doubt goes through over the decades, it would not be surprising if Orndorff was suffering from CTE, and he's probably far from the only one.  Interesting fact:  had Andre the Giant not been physically able to face Hulk Hogan in the WrestleMania III main event, Vince McMahon's backup plan would have been a final Hogan-Orndorff match to settle their previous long running feud, hence why Mr. Wonderful did not appear at the event otherwise. 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on July 12, 2021, 11:04:17 PM
Given the wear and tear a wrestler's body no doubt goes through over the decades, it would not be surprising if Orndorff was suffering from CTE, and he's probably far from the only one.  Interesting fact:  had Andre the Giant not been physically able to face Hulk Hogan in the WrestleMania III main event, Vince McMahon's backup plan would have been a final Hogan-Orndorff match to settle their previous long running feud, hence why Mr. Wonderful did not appear at the event otherwise.

That's really interesting.....I wonder if that'd have been also a backup in case Andre didn't wanna do business. Hogan had claimed he and Vince weren't sure he would in his book. May or may not have been true knowing Hogan, but....was out there. Hannibal from the Hannibal TV did an interview with Paul a few years ago too re: CTE, and he said in a video posted today Paul was clearing declining health even then, so it woulda been an issue for a while evidently.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Borusa on July 12, 2021, 11:24:50 PM
NY Times reported that William Smith (Kimo of Hawaii Five O-original series) died early this month.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: blozier2006 on July 13, 2021, 12:01:48 AM
That's really interesting.....I wonder if that'd have been also a backup in case Andre didn't wanna do business. Hogan had claimed he and Vince weren't sure he would in his book. May or may not have been true knowing Hogan, but....was out there.
Sounds like Hogan and Vince being paranoid to me, since Andre never struck me as the type to go into business for himself like that.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 13, 2021, 01:08:28 PM
Alex Gibbs (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/2-time-super-bowl-champion-coach-has-passed-away/ar-AAM42Ku?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531), former Denver Broncos offensive line coach and two-time Super Bowl winner (1998 and 1999), age 80 of complications from a stroke.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on July 15, 2021, 03:41:03 PM
Cinderella Guitarist Jeff LaBar dead at 58 (https://www.thewrap.com/jeff-labar-guitarist-for-80s-glam-rock-band-cinderella-dies-at-58/).  Similar to the professional wrestlers (at one point a couple years ago), seems like a lot of the members from the 80s Hair Band Era are dying off.


I ran into Mr. Wonderful over a quarter century ago in Atlanta.  This was not too long after the Horsemen ended his career.  In reality, his was at the end and it was a segment or storyline to cover for the fact that he was done as an active full-time wrestler.  Naturally he was in pretty good shape & you couldn’t tell.  That’s the case with football players and other athletes where they in better shape post-career than most at their peak.

The CTE thing is tough and sad; his health had been declining for some time.  While these guys know what they’re signing up for, it’s tough to see all the legends go.  Fortunately, there is more awareness as it relates to the health and safety of everyone involved.

While Hogan vs Orndroff would’ve paled in comparison to Hogan vs Andre, that would’ve been a rather good & underrated main event at WM III.  It would’ve come full circle, given both their teammates from the original Wrestlemania fought in the previous year’s event.

Speaking of which, I’m glad Paul, along with Piper, Mr. T, and Hogan got together for the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania, hard to believe we’re nearly a decade removed from that 30th annual event.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pricefan18 on July 16, 2021, 04:59:38 AM
While Hogan vs Orndroff would’ve paled in comparison to Hogan vs Andre, that would’ve been a rather good & underrated main event at WM III.  It would’ve come full circle, given both their teammates from the original Wrestlemania fought in the previous year’s event.

Speaking of which, I’m glad Paul, along with Piper, Mr. T, and Hogan got together for the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania, hard to believe we’re nearly a decade removed from that 30th annual event.

Not to mention, 6 years removed from Piper and Dusty Rhode's passings.....that's crazy in itself.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on July 16, 2021, 08:25:16 PM
Biz Markie, known for his entire career as "The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop", passed away today at the age of 57.  Cause of death not revealed.  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biz-markie-dead-1191772/ (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biz-markie-dead-1191772/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: vnisanian2001 on July 16, 2021, 10:11:49 PM
Biz Markie, known for his entire career as "The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop", passed away today at the age of 57.  Cause of death not revealed.  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biz-markie-dead-1191772/ (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biz-markie-dead-1191772/)

He had diabetes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on July 16, 2021, 11:05:15 PM
Relation to his diabetes hasn't been confirmed as the cause of death yet though, however he did have several health issues due to complications the past several years.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: pannoni1 on July 20, 2021, 08:08:13 AM
Robby Steinhardt, the violinist for progressive rock band Kansas, died last Saturday from pancreatitis at 71.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/robby-steinhardt-dead

A posthumous solo album is due to be released. This leaves two of the original five members of Kansas living.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: peoplerstrange on July 20, 2021, 08:54:27 AM
I am a big Kansas fan, sad to hear about Robbie Steinhardt's passing. I have to correct you, Robbie is the
first member of Kansas to die. Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope are still alive. Guitarist, Rich Wiliams and
Drummer, Phil Ehart are still with the band and their last two releases, "The Prelude Implicit" and "The Absence Of Presence"
where great.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on July 25, 2021, 12:52:58 AM
Jackie Mason (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jackie-mason-one-last-borscht-004940605.html), one of the last Borscht Belt comedians, age 93. No cause given but it was noted he was having difficulty breathing.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on July 25, 2021, 09:49:06 AM
He was also the inspiration for the voice of the aardvark in The Ant and the Aardvark cartoon series 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on July 25, 2021, 05:19:40 PM
Robert Parris "Bob" Moses (https://www.khou.com/article/news/nation-world/1960s-civil-rights-activist-robert-moses-has-died/507-0c05c9c5-1465-4b2d-bcde-4e14bce623e1) has passed on at age 86. This one hurts. A strong activist for civil rights and education literacy, Moses was one of the big names at the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee and helped in the 1964 dismantle of segregation in Mississippi and the beginning of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In 1982 he started the Algebra Project, an organization to help do math literacy in inner city communities to help their futures.

This one hurts me personally because I want to teach civil rights in community college. That's my dream. That's why I have 4 degrees.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Nate Powalie on July 26, 2021, 05:39:22 PM
Should also note that Greg Knapp, a longtime assistant coach in the NFL, also died Thursday due to injuries sustained in a bicycling accident when he was struck by a motorist in San Ramon, California on July 17th. He was 58. He was slated to be the passing game specialist for the New York Jets in the 2021-22 season.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: JayC on July 27, 2021, 04:39:16 PM
Actor Rick Aiello (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/rick-aiello-dead-son-danny-aiello-1234988898/), son of Danny Aiello, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on July 28, 2021, 02:57:54 PM
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/ (https://variety.com/2021/music/news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-dies-1235029656/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GameShowsRule95 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.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ron-popeil-inventor-informercial-dead-86_n_6101c816e4b0fd216c21a091
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: bigblue999 on July 30, 2021, 09:47:41 PM
And let’s not forget his catchphrase “Just set it and forget it!”
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 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 (https://www.pokernews.com/news/2021/07/poker-layne-flack-passes-away-found-dead-39522.htm)

Actor Rick Aiello (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/rick-aiello-dead-son-danny-aiello-1234988898/), 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/ (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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy 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.
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/08/01/thea-white-death/?amp
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Roadgeek Adam 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este 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 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/thea-white-dead-courage-the-cowardly-dog-muriel-1234991310/) from The Hollywood Reporter, she did record lines for the upcoming Scooby/Courage crossover.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on August 03, 2021, 08:56:21 AM
The Lone Ranger & Breaking Bad's Saginaw Grant has died.  He was 85 (https://www.newsweek.com/saginaw-grant-career-breaking-bad-lone-ranger-chrysler-death-1615301)


Also from the world of Poker, that community loses another in Noel Furlong (https://www.pokernews.com/news/2021/06/1999-wsop-main-event-champ-noel-furlong-passes-away-39404.htm)

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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 05, 2021, 02:39:22 PM
Houston Astros pitching great J.R. Richard (https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31965916/houston-astros-icon-jr-richard-career-was-cut-short-stroke-1980-dies-age-71), age 71. No cause given but his career was cut short by a stroke in 1980.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on August 08, 2021, 05:40:48 AM
Markie Post has died.

https://deadline.com/2021/08/markie-post-dead-night-court-actress-was-70-1234811055/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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.
 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 08, 2021, 08:30:54 AM
Florida State legendary coach Bobby Bowden (https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/31986091/long-florida-state-football-coach-bobby-bowden-dies-91) who is the second winningest coach in Division I college football, age 91. Cause not disclosed although he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo 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
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on August 08, 2021, 10:57:45 AM
What an awful weekend.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on August 08, 2021, 11:48:00 AM
Okay, for me personally, it's been a very good weekend, but in terms of people I grew up admiring, not good.  Bobby Bowden's passing wasn't surprising at all.  I believe he made his pancreatic cancer diagnosis public earlier this summer.  The former FSU legend lived longer than a full life, had the 4th most wins in the NCAA, & 2 National Titles with Florida State.  Along with Nebraska, one of the best programs in the 90s.  Former player Deion Sanders put it best in terms of the character of Coach Bowden, when referring to young men having a father figure when (and if) they grew up without one.

I think I forgot Markie Post had cancer.  I remember hearing the news back when, but then I was a bit surprised upon her passing.  A tribute to her and Charles Robinson (and even Harry Anderson) would be awesome if a revival happens.

Dee Tee's death is the second one from Kool & The Gang within a year (Ronald Bell).  Not sure what was going on with him that cost him his life this weekend, but what a career.  Provided a lot of material over the years/decades.  Dennis lost his daughter more than 20 years ago.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on August 08, 2021, 08:04:40 PM
Jane Withers passes on at 95, no cause of death has been reported as of yet:

https://deadline.com/2021/08/jane-withers-dead-former-child-star-and-voice-actress-was-95-1234811168
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on August 09, 2021, 06:03:46 PM
Bob Jenkins, (https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/indy-500/2021/08/09/bob-jenkins-iconic-voice-indy-500-dies-after-battle-cancer/5125722001/) longtime IndyCar and NASCAR announcer on both TV and radio, died at age 73 after a battle with brain cancer.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on August 12, 2021, 11:16:42 AM
Una Stubbs (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58190446), known for her roles in British TV shows such as Worzel Gummidge, Till Death Us Do Part, EastEnders, and to international audiences for her role as Sherlock's landlady Mrs. Hudson in the series Sherlock, has passed away at age 84. Her cause of death was not revealed, but according to her agent, she had been ill for a few months.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpirfan1991 on August 16, 2021, 01:58:13 AM
Ernie Sigley, best known for people outside of Australia, as the first host of Australian Wheel of Fortune, from 1981 to 1984, has passed away, after a 5 year battle with Alzheimers, he was 82.

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/08/vale-ernie-sigley.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: ironman00710 on August 19, 2021, 02:06:12 PM
Sean Lock, a well known British comedian / comedy show panelist on "8 out of 10 Cats" and "8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown" (a show I have gotten many a laugh from through clips), passed away earlier this week at the age of 58 from cancer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58254859
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on August 19, 2021, 03:29:47 PM
Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba, a Japanese actor and martial artist best known for his "Street Fighter" series and for roles in the American films "Kill Bill: Volume 1" and "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," has passed away of coronavirus complications at the age of 82.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/sonny-chiba-dead-dies-martial-arts-kill-bill-1235044575/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on August 21, 2021, 08:36:49 PM
Country music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, best known for writing and recording story songs and is credited as the writer of the Jeannie C. Riley hit "Harper Valley P.T.A.", passed away on August 20, 2021 at age 85.  No cause of death reported.  https://variety.com/2021/music/news/tom-t-hall-dead-country-music-legend-1235046057/ (https://variety.com/2021/music/news/tom-t-hall-dead-country-music-legend-1235046057/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on August 22, 2021, 11:02:49 AM
Don Everly (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/don-everly-country-rock-duo-the-everly-brothers-dies-at-84-1235001251/), of the country rock-and-roll duo The Everly Brothers, passed away Saturday at age 84. No cause of death was reported.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on August 22, 2021, 03:37:12 PM
This is a week old, but some WWF (now WWE) wrestling fans may remember Dominic DeNucci from the 1960s through early 1980s.

DeNucci passed away Aug. 13 at age 89. He won several championships for the WWF, most notably tag team championships. DeNucci's most recent was with Dino Bravo in 1978 (long before Bravo proclaimed himself the "World's Strongest Man").

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dominic-denucci-retired-pro-wrestler-dead-at-89
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on August 22, 2021, 04:05:45 PM
Don Everly (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/don-everly-country-rock-duo-the-everly-brothers-dies-at-84-1235001251/), of the country rock-and-roll duo The Everly Brothers, passed away Saturday at age 84. No cause of death was reported.

In country music, the roster of surviving stars who were active and had great success as far back as the 1950s just got that much smaller.

Mitchell Torok, who was born in 1929 and had a No. 1 hit in December 1953 with his crossover hit "Caribbean," might just be the earliest surviving No. 1 artist. (All of the 1940s No. 1 country artists are deceased.)

And it appears the only other surviving artists who had a No. 1 hit in the 1950s are Jerry Lee Lewis ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls Of Fire" in 1957-1958) and Stonewall Jackson ("Waterloo" in 1959).

You'd have to go to 1961 to find the next artist who still survives and had a country No. 1 hit: Leroy Van Dyke and "Walk On By." (He was on a local radio program recently commenting about the Iowa State Fair. He's in his 90s now but still as active as ever.) Bill Anderson (yep, that guy who hosted several game shows in the 1970s and 1980s)Connie Smith, Warner Mack, Loretta Lynn, Jeannie C. Riley and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the 1960s No. 1 country artists who still are with us.

With the recent death of Tom T. Hall, I was thinking about it today how now there are starting to become fewer surviving country artists from as recent as the 1970s. I thought of 1970 in particular, the year Tom T. had his first No. 1 hit, "A Week in a Country Jail." That year, there were X artists who had No. 1 hits: David Houston, Tom T. Hall, Sonny James, Merle Haggard, Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, Charley Pride, Marty Robbins, Dave Dudley, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams Jr., Ray Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and Lynn Anderson. Of those, just four survive: Blanchard (Morgan, his wife, passed away in January), Bocephus (Williams), "the Killer" (Lewis) and the "Coal Miner's Daughter" (Lynn).

Moral: Enjoy the artists while you can. It's been a rough time for classic country fans, to be sure. Sorry for the long post but thought I'd weigh in.

Brian
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on August 24, 2021, 12:52:33 PM
Charlie Watts (https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/rolling-stones-drummer-charlie-watts-dies-age-80-79621101), drummer for the Rolling Stones, age 80. No cause given although Watts bowed out of the Stones' forthcoming tour for health reasons.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: 88JRFAN on August 25, 2021, 10:48:34 AM
Got word on Facebook from a shared post by his sister ; Robin Miller, iconic racing journalist just passed away  :cry: :cry:  :-( :( A true legend in journalism. I met him and chatted with him at the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto. One of the nicest gentlemen ever. Godspeed, good sir  :-(
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on August 29, 2021, 02:16:06 PM
Ed Asner has died.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ed-asner-dies-tv-icon-172330278.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on August 29, 2021, 03:30:20 PM
Ed Asner has died.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ed-asner-dies-tv-icon-172330278.html

The last remaining Mary Tyler Moore cast member that was around for the entire run. Betty White and John Amos are the only surviving cast members. Rest in Peace, Edward.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Hag on August 29, 2021, 03:36:01 PM
RIP Ed Asner and thanks for all the good memories in MTM and all your other work.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on September 02, 2021, 11:37:13 AM
RIP Ed Asner and thanks for all the good memories in MTM and all your other work.

The original newsroom members at WJM are all together again. I'm speaking of 1970-1973, prior to Betty White joining the cast, which in order IIRC were Ted, Mary, Valerie, Chloris, Gavin and now Ed ... the original six from the early years. Georgette Engel (who played Ted Knight's wife) also has since died. Only pre-Betty White semi-regular left is Joyce Bulifant (Gavin McLeod's wife) and – as I just saw – John Amos (the weatherman, Gordon Howard).

And to think that there is at least one 1960s TV show – "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" – where the primary characters (Mark Miller and Pat Crowley, and the four boys who played their sons) are all still living; some supporting cast members have passed (Dub Taylor and Bonnie Franklin among them), but "... Daisies" is believed to be the earliest show where all the primary cast members are still living. How crazy is that?

Thanks for the memories, Ed! Take care of the newsroom for us.

Side note: I hope this renews interest in "Lou Grant" reruns on TV. Lots of relevant newsroom issues that I think the public needs to see.

Brian
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Alfonzo on September 02, 2021, 06:31:37 PM
The original newsroom members at WJM are all together again. I'm speaking of 1970-1973, prior to Betty White joining the cast, which in order IIRC were Ted, Mary, Valerie, Chloris, Gavin and now Ed ... the original six from the early years. Georgette Engel (who played Ted Knight's wife) also has since died. Only pre-Betty White semi-regular left is Joyce Bulifant (Gavin McLeod's wife) and – as I just saw – John Amos (the weatherman, Gordon Howard).

And to think that there is at least one 1960s TV show – "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" – where the primary characters (Mark Miller and Pat Crowley, and the four boys who played their sons) are all still living; some supporting cast members have passed (Dub Taylor and Bonnie Franklin among them), but "... Daisies" is believed to be the earliest show where all the primary cast members are still living. How crazy is that?

Thanks for the memories, Ed! Take care of the newsroom for us.

Side note: I hope this renews interest in "Lou Grant" reruns on TV. Lots of relevant newsroom issues that I think the public needs to see.

Brian

During lockdown last year I was watching Lou Grant episodes someone posted on YouTube. WONDERFUL show!
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: htmlcc92 on September 04, 2021, 04:37:57 PM
Willard Scott, former weather presenter for Today passed away at 87:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/willard-scott-legendary-today-show-weatherman-dies-at-87/ar-AAO6pEw?ocid=uxbndlbing (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/willard-scott-legendary-today-show-weatherman-dies-at-87/ar-AAO6pEw?ocid=uxbndlbing)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: BillyGr on September 05, 2021, 04:15:30 PM
Willard Scott, former weather presenter for Today passed away at 87:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/willard-scott-legendary-today-show-weatherman-dies-at-87/ar-AAO6pEw?ocid=uxbndlbing (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/willard-scott-legendary-today-show-weatherman-dies-at-87/ar-AAO6pEw?ocid=uxbndlbing)

Not to mention the original Ronald McDonald (on a local basis in Washington, DC, before the company brought the character to a national setting).
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on September 05, 2021, 09:43:12 PM
Always enjoyed Willard during the stretch he co-hosted Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, particularly whenever he'd attempt imitate Woody Woodpecker's laugh whenever Woody's balloon (my own personal favorite from back in the day, unfortunately retired after the Cat in the Hat's mishap) passed the broadcast position. 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on September 06, 2021, 01:33:15 PM
Sarah Harding, who was a member of the UK pop gtoup Girls Aloud, passed away on September 5, 2021 after a battle with cancer.  She was 39. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/sarah-harding-dead-dies-girls-aloud-singer-1235056843/ (https://variety.com/2021/music/news/sarah-harding-dead-dies-girls-aloud-singer-1235056843/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 06, 2021, 04:52:53 PM
Actor Michael K. Williams (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/michael-k-williams-dead-the-wire-1235057436/), known for his roles as a regular on many acclaimed HBO series such as The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of, and Lovecraft Country, has passed away at age 54. Cause of death not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: RJSchex on September 08, 2021, 11:53:26 PM
Michael Constantine, 94, actor who played the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding; also played principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222 from 1969 to 1974.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/michael-constantine-the-father-in-e2-80-98my-big-fat-greek-wedding-e2-80-99-dies-at-94/ar-AAOeWxn?ocid=uxbndlbing
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 14, 2021, 02:30:54 PM
Norm McDonald (https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdonald-dead-obituary-comedian-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-anchor-was-61-1234833212/), best known for being a cast member and the Weekend Update anchor from 1993 to 1998 on Saturday Night Live, passed away after a nine-year private battle with cancer, he was 61.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 14, 2021, 02:57:23 PM
Yet another situation where the death of a star leaves me in shock but would not have been stunned at all if it was disclosed.  I was surprised here because Norm was seen on SNL's 40th Anniversary special within that timeframe, though over 6.5 years ago.

I think I remember reading something on his health not too long ago, but I likely forgot about it.  Also, I saw him every-so-often, but given how time flies, those appearances could've been no later than 4-5 years ago.  Regardless, a rather underrated actor.  Pretty close to Adam Sandler & Dave Letterman.  Glad he returned to Saturday Night Live after his exit that wasn't on the best terms.  At the time it seemed like an eternity when he left midway through Season 23, but it was about a year and a half upon returning to host in Season 25 soon after his segment with Chevy Chase & Dennis Miller on Weekend Update on the 25th Anniversary special.


Tough loss, and while it's been a couple of weeks, same goes for Ed Asner.  Losing too many legends; it's not cool when you tune into something to see someone, and you won't be able to do that anymore. That's just the way it goes, sadly.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on September 14, 2021, 03:15:33 PM
Losing too many legends; it's not cool when you tune into something to see someone, and you won't be able to do that anymore. That's just the way it goes, sadly.

Not to curse anyone, but I noted sometime back on another blogboard that in time, we will get a headline noting that the last remaining Rolling Stones member or the last surviving Beatle had passed. (Happily, Paul and Ringo, and Mick and Keith are still with us.)

As they said in the old country song by Tracy Lawrence, "Time marches on ... time marches on."

Brian
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpir04 on September 14, 2021, 11:29:12 PM
I only knew him from Celebrity Jeopardy, but man, I enjoyed every minute of his appearances. RIP
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: gamesurf on September 15, 2021, 12:57:31 AM
I have no words. ​Rest in peace, you old chunk o' coal.

tpir04, if you're ever interested in going down the rabbit hole, his monologue during Letterman's final shows and his ESPYs monologue are a must-watch if you're interested in getting to know his sense of humor. There's truly nobody else like him.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: AvsFan on September 15, 2021, 01:11:47 AM
Norm's Celebrity WWtBaM appearance had a good amount of humorous moments as well.

RIP Norm.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: htmlcc92 on September 15, 2021, 01:27:44 AM
I'm obviously from a different generation, looks like. The only thing I really knew Norm from was as Norm the Genie in The Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon. Sad to hear of his passing though.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: gamesurf on September 15, 2021, 01:58:05 AM
All right, y'all have homework:





Potentially his best 25 minutes of material, but there's plenty more where that came from.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on September 17, 2021, 09:26:40 AM
Actress Jane Powell (https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/09/16/jane-powell-star-seven-brides-seven-brothers-dead-92/8371485002/), notably from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, age 92 of natural causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: mellongraig on September 18, 2021, 08:19:08 PM
Jimmy Garrett, known for being on The Lucy Show, passes on at 66. No cause of death has been announced as of yet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcberman1/2021/09/18/former-child-star-and-the-lucy-show-co-star-jimmy-garrett-dies-at-66/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on September 22, 2021, 11:42:29 AM
Classic "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" composer Matthew Strachan has died overnight https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/16210711/matthew-strachan-dead-who-wants-millionaire-composer-dies-suddenly/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: howierules86 on September 22, 2021, 02:36:59 PM
Willie Garson, former Sex and the City co-star:

https://people.com/tv/sex-and-the-city-star-willie-garson-dead-at-57/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on September 22, 2021, 05:28:23 PM
Melvin Van Peebles, influential actor/director and father of actor/director Mario Van Peebles, passed away yesterday at age 89 at his home in Manhattan, NY.  No cause reported. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/melvin-van-peebles-dead-sweet-sweetbacks-baadassss-song-1235071660/ (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/melvin-van-peebles-dead-sweet-sweetbacks-baadassss-song-1235071660/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on September 29, 2021, 05:29:09 PM
Actor Tommy Kirk (https://deadline.com/2021/09/tommy-kirk-dead-child-star-old-yeller-the-shaggy-dog-was-79-1234846897/), best known for his performances in Disney films of the 50s and 60s, including Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, and Son of Flubber, passed away yesterday at the age of 79, cause of death not disclosed.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: 88JRFAN on October 03, 2021, 03:28:57 PM
Former NASCAR and ARCA competitor John Wes Townley, son (or grandson) of Zaxby's founder  :cry: :cry:
https://www.nascar-nation.com/2021/10/03/former-nascar-driver-john-wes-townley-killed-in-double-shooting/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jmorgan on October 04, 2021, 08:18:15 PM
David Letterman's announcer on the Late Show from September 1995 until his retirement in May 2015 Alan Kalter died earlier today at age 78. He was announcer of the Robin Ward version of TTTT, as well as the voice of the USA Network before moving to the Ed Sullivan theatre.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/alan-kalter-dead-letterman-late-show-announcer-1235025323/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on October 04, 2021, 10:06:51 PM
And thus, for those of us on here who grew up with USA's afternoon game show block, he was a large part thereof announcing the next show up on the credits of each program. 
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy on October 05, 2021, 10:50:02 AM
David Letterman's announcer on the Late Show from September 1995 until his retirement in May 2015 Alan Kalter died earlier today at age 78. He was announcer of the Robin Ward version of TTTT, as well as the voice of the USA Network before moving to the Ed Sullivan theatre.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/alan-kalter-dead-letterman-late-show-announcer-1235025323/

Didn't he also do the 1977-1978 season of "Truth"?

I wonder, had "What's My Line?" been revived (or continued into the late 1970s), would Alan have assumed the announcer's role? How would he have done proclaiming, "And now let's all play, 'What's My Line?'"

I'm guessing with Alan's passing that all of Goodson-Todman's New York-era announcers have now died. Sorry to hear ... RIP.

Brian
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on October 05, 2021, 01:14:41 PM
I often thought that Johnny Gilbert could qualify in terms of living New York based G-T announcers.  Probably not to a great degree.  I think the original PIR might have moved out of the original studio around the time Johnny took over from Don Pardo.


Nevertheless, RIP Alan Kalter.  Definitely an icon growing up during the USA era, prior to TLS with Dave.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on October 07, 2021, 05:08:49 AM
Koichi Sugiyama, the Japanese composer best known for his work on the "Dragon Quest" video game series, passed away of septic shock on September 30th at the age of 90.

Sugiyama also worked on other projects, such as the 1989 film "Godzilla vs. Biollante."

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-10-07/dragon-quest-composer-koichi-sugiyama-passes-away-at-90/.178238
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 07, 2021, 03:32:55 PM
I often thought that Johnny Gilbert could qualify in terms of living New York based G-T announcers.  Probably not to a great degree.  I think the original PIR might have moved out of the original studio around the time Johnny took over from Don Pardo.
It did. On NBC, Price originated from the Colonial Theater. When it moved to ABC, it originated from the Ritz Theater.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Blissey on October 12, 2021, 05:57:00 PM
Brian Goldner, the long-time chairman and CEO of toy and media company Hasbro, has passed away at the age of 58. His death comes just days after it was announced that he would be stepping aside from his duties to focus on cancer treatments.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/business/hasbro-brian-goldner/index.html
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 18, 2021, 08:11:56 AM
Colin Powell  (https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html), former Secretary of State, age 84 of complications from COVID-19, in spite of the fact he was fully vaccinated.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on October 18, 2021, 01:18:54 PM
Man, that sucks.


Several people may have various opinions as it relates to politics and the government, and several people (like yours truly) have no opinion and aren't on either side.  Mr. Powell was probably a man that lacked much, if any controversy.  A true hero IMO.  He served his country, fought for the USA, and put America first.  No bias from Colin.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 18, 2021, 02:18:23 PM
Betty Lynn (https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/10/17/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-the-andy-griffith-show-death/8502700002/), best known as Thelma Lou on the Andy Griffith Show, age 95 of a brief undisclosed illness.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on October 19, 2021, 08:58:56 PM
Sad news to report from within the anime industry.

Anime voice actor Christopher Ayres, the voice of Frieza in the English dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai through Dragon Ball Super, has died yesterday, 10/18/21, after suffering from complications related to End-Stage COPD. He was 56.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 22, 2021, 08:31:57 AM
Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer was fatally shot by a prop gun discharged by Alec Baldwin.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59007724.amp
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on October 22, 2021, 12:11:45 PM
Actor Peter Scolari (https://deadline.com/2021/10/peter-scolari-dead-obituary-bosom-buddies-newhart-girls-actor-was-66-1234860691/), best known for his roles in Bosom Buddies, Newhart, among others, died this morning from a two-year battle with cancer, he was 66.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on October 24, 2021, 07:17:00 PM
James Michael Tyler, best known as Gunther on the sitcom "Friends", passed away today from prostate cancer at the age of 59: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/james-michael-tyler-dead-friends-actor-gunther-1235096487/ (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/james-michael-tyler-dead-friends-actor-gunther-1235096487/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 25, 2021, 08:25:22 AM
Joan Howard Maurer (https://stooges.fandom.com/wiki/Joan_Howard_Maurer), daughter of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, age 94 of unknown cause. She passed on September 21.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: drwhovill on October 25, 2021, 08:04:31 PM
For any of you who happen to listen to Boston Sports talks on the Radio or WNZ, one of the sports casters named Bob Neumeier has sadly passed away at the age of 70. The cause of death was congestive heart failure
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on October 25, 2021, 09:41:36 PM
Veteran NFL official Carl Madsen passes away  (https://www.nfl.com/news/longtime-nfl-official-carl-madsen-dies-at-age-71)

Mr. Madsen died on the way home following his work at Music City working the Chiefs/Titans game.  While not as known as guys like Mike Pereira, Ed Hochuli, and Gene Steratore, he was very-well respected.  One of the best in terms of replay; earlier in life, Carl served in the military.  To be more accurate, he was part of the US Air Force in the 70s.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on October 26, 2021, 10:16:55 AM
For any of you who happen to listen to Boston Sports talks on the Radio or WNZ, one of the sports casters named Bob Neumeier has sadly passed away at the age of 70. The cause of death was congestive heart failure

Neumeier was on WBZ, not WNZ(which , I believe, doesn't exist).
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: drwhovill on October 26, 2021, 04:21:11 PM
Neumeier was on WBZ, not WNZ(which , I believe, doesn't exist).

You're right, I was typing on my phone. Thank you for catching my mistake
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Plinkoman on October 26, 2021, 06:27:01 PM
Creator of "The People's Court", Stu Billett, has passed at the age of 85.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/25/the-peoples-court-creator-stu-billett-dead-dies/ (https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/25/the-peoples-court-creator-stu-billett-dead-dies/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on October 27, 2021, 03:44:53 AM
Social commentator/comedian Mort Sahl (https://nypost.com/2021/10/26/legendary-1950s-comedian-mort-sahl-dies-at-age-94/) (billed as "the Will Rogers of the beat generation"), age 94 of natural causes.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: tpirfan1991 on October 30, 2021, 07:04:38 PM
Bert Newton, one of Australia's best known television stars, died last night at the age of 83. For the majority of you, you would probably know him best for his brief stint hosting "Bert's Family Feud" in 2006-07, but he was involved in television since the early 1950's, hosting many television and radio shows.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: drwhovill on October 31, 2021, 11:12:43 AM
Boston Red Sox announcer and former player Jerry Remy has sadly passed away after a long bout with cancer
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on November 09, 2021, 10:04:48 AM
Dean Stockwell (https://variety.com/2021/film/actors/dean-stockwell-dead-dies-quantum-leap-actor-1235107891/), whose notable roles included Quantum Leap, Air Force One, and David Lynch films Dune & Blue Velvet, died in his sleep at home on Sunday at age 85.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on November 12, 2021, 05:26:34 AM
Graeme Edge (https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/11/11/graeme-edge-dead-moody-blues-drummer-founding-member/6391179001/), the last original member of the Moody Blues, age 80. Cause not determined.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer on November 12, 2021, 09:57:48 AM
Winter the dolphin, whose inspirational tale of survival spawned two successful motion pictures, passed on at 16 at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium from a possible intestinal issue: 


https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/11/11/winter-the-dolphin--star-of--dolphin-tale---dies-at-16

Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: jude_este on November 12, 2021, 03:31:49 PM
Gavan O’Herlihy (https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/gavan-oherlihy-dead-dies-happy-days-chuck-cunningham-1235111188/), who played Chuck Cunningham for the first two seasons of Happy Days, passed away on September 15 at age 70. Cause of death not reported.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: drwhovill on November 15, 2021, 01:21:51 PM
Former Major League Baseball infielder Julio Lugo died at the age of 45 due to a heart attack, a day shy of turning 46.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on November 16, 2021, 05:27:15 PM
Heath Freeman, best known for playing a serial killer on some episodes of "Bones", passed away on November 14th, 2021 at the age of 41.  No cause reported.  https://deadline.com/2021/11/actor-heath-freeman-dies-bones-1234874878/ (https://deadline.com/2021/11/actor-heath-freeman-dies-bones-1234874878/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh on November 26, 2021, 06:05:11 PM
Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway icon best known for composing for "Sweeney Todd" and many more Broadway shows passed away on November 26, 2021 at age 91.  The cause of his death was not reported.  https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/stephen-sondheim-dead-sweeney-todd-1235120388/ (https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/stephen-sondheim-dead-sweeney-todd-1235120388/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: plinko2000 on November 27, 2021, 11:23:45 AM
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mark-roth-pro-bowling-hall-of-famer-dead-at-70

Mark Roth was the first bowler to pick up a 7-10 split on live TV.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: 88JRFAN on November 28, 2021, 09:39:44 AM
And the only right-hander to do it

Just also read today that Sir Frank Williams, legendary and iconic F1 team boss, just passed away age 79.  :cry: :-(
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on November 29, 2021, 12:10:24 PM
RIP Lee Elder (https://www.tmz.com/2021/11/29/lee-elder-golf-dead-masters-tournament-pga-tour/)


Mr. Elder was the first African American golfer to play in the Masters in 1975.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on November 30, 2021, 04:08:59 AM
Arlene Dahl (https://variety.com/2021/film/news/arlene-dahl-dead-one-life-to-live-lorenzo-lamas-1235121434/), TV/movie actress and cosmetics executive, age 96. No cause given.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Chief-O on December 01, 2021, 05:19:00 PM
Mike Gargiulo, the director of such game shows as the original "Password", "$10,000/$20,000 Pyramid", and many others,  has died at the age of 95 (https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/tv-legend-mike-gargiulo-father-of-today-in-new-yorks-michael-gargiulo-dies-at-95/3427730/?amp).
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: vnisanian2001 on December 02, 2021, 11:55:28 AM
Eddie Mekka of Laverne & Shirley fame.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/eddie-mekka-laverne-shirley-carmine-dead-dies/

It says friends and neighbors hadn't heard from him in days, and that he had recently been hospitalized for blood clots and could barely walk.

Was his health in decline for years? He was barely heard from after 2014.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: dagdoggnh 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/ (https://variety.com/2021/music/news/jay-jay-phillips-dead-dies-americas-got-talent-1235125838/)
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Superballer 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/
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on December 05, 2021, 12:02:20 PM
A big one (in the political sphere, no arguing please) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bob-dole-wwii-hero-former-republican-presidential-candidate-dies-98-n953981
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: SeaBreeze341 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.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Ccook on December 07, 2021, 02:43:31 PM
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit  (https://www.audacy.com/knx1070/news/local/medina-spirit-dies-during-workout-at-santa-anita), who failed a drug test afterwards, died of a heart attack at age 3  during training at Santa Anita race track.
Title: Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
Post by: Briguy 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

Brian