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Title: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on September 11, 2014, 06:22:08 AM
Thought maybe we could use a consolidated thread for lower-tiered famous people who passed on.

Richard Kiel died, just short of his 75th birthday.  Think "Jaws" from James Bond.  Yeah, that guy.

Frankly, I am surprised he made it that long.  Without knowing any of his health history, I remember him from Happy Gilmore, and thinking that he looked awful.  Pretty sure the were shooting his bits to specifically avoid showing how physically incapable he was.

Anyway, RIP Jaws.  Here's hoping there are steel cables for you to bite through, wherever it is you end up.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on September 11, 2014, 11:48:51 AM
Richard Kiel died? :(

In memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uzxanhGeA


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: K9 on September 11, 2014, 11:50:30 AM
In memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uzxanhGeA

What the everloving fuck? That's some RK47-level shit right there  :uhrr:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on September 11, 2014, 11:52:00 AM
It's one of the first flash videos ever made. It predates endofworld.swf by like 2 years. In fact, I'd go as far to say that Neutrino paved the way for flash being used for weird videos on the web. It came out in 2002.

Edit: he also did Gender Neutral in 2001, but I can't find it because that phrase has been overtaken by shitheel Tumblr flesh sacks on youtube.

Edit: Found it on Newgrounds: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/63100


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 11, 2014, 12:09:38 PM
I knew him and his studio best for Arfenhouse but that one is still a classic.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on September 13, 2014, 02:34:50 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10600610_603816845373_5664853675579209181_n.jpg?oh=78d604f560ff461f31886797872d2d14&oe=5497CD40&__gda__=1418828845_09d000626df0534eeb463ea170d04921)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on September 13, 2014, 07:19:17 PM
He actually wasn't that freaky looking when he was younger. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teEo0zusEvA


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Venkman on September 13, 2014, 08:42:24 PM
It's one of the first flash videos ever made. It predates endofworld.swf by like 2 years.

That was around the same time as All Your Base (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fvTxv46ano) then? Or maybe even earlier? I didn't catch up with a lot of this until much later. And only some of it because of here :-)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on September 13, 2014, 09:07:33 PM
Pretty sure Gender Neutral predates it, I remember seeing it before All Your Base, but of course, internet history back then is spotty as fuck.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 13, 2014, 10:08:04 PM
Mario Twins (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/20935) is pretty old too, since we're talking about ancient flash vids.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on September 13, 2014, 10:34:22 PM
Kiel had a few of his movies hit by MST3k. Heres the 2 where he is most recognisable. In one of the others he is wearing a costume, and the other he is uncredited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2j9jWFjE_I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCb5rLjtF-4

http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/Richard_Kiel


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 22, 2014, 12:47:16 AM
Eric the Actor/Midget died.  :sad:

Ack. Ack.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on September 22, 2014, 04:10:52 AM
No idea who that is.

But then, Rob Bironas died and I suspect there are people who don't know who he his, either.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on September 22, 2014, 08:52:15 AM
I know who Eric the Actor is and I'm sad.  I like when people shout at Howard Stern.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mithas on September 22, 2014, 09:27:31 AM
Don't know Eric the Actor but I do know who Rob Bironas is. Apparently Terry Bradshaw is his father-in-law. He wasn't on the Fox broadcast on Sunday.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 22, 2014, 06:06:47 PM
Don't know Eric the Actor but I do know who Rob Bironas is. Apparently Terry Bradshaw is his father-in-law. He wasn't on the Fox broadcast on Sunday.

Same. Didn't know his Bradshaw connection though. Sad  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on October 09, 2014, 06:01:17 PM
Jan Hooks died.

Can you say "adobe"?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on October 09, 2014, 06:17:02 PM
Wow.. there's a name I hadn't thought of in a long ass time. "Serious Illness" and only 57. Too bad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 09, 2014, 08:11:13 PM
Fuckin' Ebola, man. It is getting everyone!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on October 09, 2014, 09:01:12 PM
Jan Hooks died.

SNL of my college/grad school years.  She died way too young.   :sad:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on November 03, 2014, 09:09:44 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/03/tom-magliozzi-dead-npr-car-talk_n_6095892.html

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Tom Magliozzi, one half of the wisecracking Car Talk duo known as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers," has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 77.

Celebrity enough for me since I have listened to these guys for well over 15 years.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on November 04, 2014, 12:27:29 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/03/tom-magliozzi-dead-npr-car-talk_n_6095892.html

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Tom Magliozzi, one half of the wisecracking Car Talk duo known as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers," has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 77.

Celebrity enough for me since I have listened to these guys for well over 15 years.

Wow, I've listened to those guys since I was little.....I mean it was gonna happen but still....


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on November 04, 2014, 08:14:21 AM
'Car talk' kept me company on so many cross country road trips.  He will be missed!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on November 04, 2014, 09:24:40 AM
Explains a bit better why they stopped making new shows a few years ago.  Sad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on November 04, 2014, 11:10:52 AM
I remember him from Happy Gilmore, and thinking that he looked awful.  Pretty sure the were shooting his bits to specifically avoid showing how physically incapable he was.
I had this on in the background while painting the other day and you are correct, they were pretty careful with his scenes. There's one chase scene where he starts to run (awkwardly) and then it cuts to the crowd running without him.

He'll always be Jaws to me, though.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on January 04, 2015, 10:01:48 AM
Stuart Scott died this morning. He was one of the great Sportscenter personalities of all time.

"As cool as the other side of the pillow" was one of his famous sayings.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 04, 2015, 01:18:37 PM
Yeah, fuck cancer.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ghambit on January 04, 2015, 03:15:54 PM
Stuart Scott is not a lesser celebrity though.  I've always looks upon him as an a-lister.  In reality, ESPN would suck greatly more than it already does w/o him imo; a trailblazer for sports commentating. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on January 04, 2015, 03:55:36 PM
Stuart Scott is not a lesser celebrity though.  I've always looks upon him as an a-lister.  In reality, ESPN would suck greatly more than it already does w/o him imo; a trailblazer for sports commentating. 

Many people here have no idea about sports, so I figured I'd put it here. Either way, he was probably on the short list of ESPN Sportscenter personalities I could name off the top of my head. He, Berman, Kenny Mayne, Scott Van Pelt, and Keith Olberman were pretty much the reason I watched the network.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 04, 2015, 03:57:06 PM
Yeah, fuck cancer.
This. 
Also- if there was a God,  this would have been Stephen A.  Smith.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on January 04, 2015, 04:14:12 PM
So true. And skip bayless.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on January 04, 2015, 04:55:29 PM
Ellie May Clampett (well the actress Donna Douglas) just died too. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 04, 2015, 05:09:14 PM
Her career died a scant half century before she did.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on January 04, 2015, 05:28:56 PM
Yet the adolescent fantasies of many will live on forever.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 04, 2015, 05:43:18 PM
Heh indeed. Black and white fantasies ftw.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on January 04, 2015, 06:37:01 PM
Stuart Scott is not a lesser celebrity though.  I've always looks upon him as an a-lister.  In reality, ESPN would suck greatly more than it already does w/o him imo; a trailblazer for sports commentating. 

Many people here have no idea about sports, so I figured I'd put it here. Either way, he was probably on the short list of ESPN Sportscenter personalities I could name off the top of my head. He, Berman, Kenny Mayne, Scott Van Pelt, and Keith Olberman were pretty much the reason I watched the network.
I've never heard of him, and like this thread (as a concept, not the fact that people are dying) much better than every random mook getting their own thread.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on March 04, 2015, 06:47:27 AM
http://www.wlwt.com/news/cincinnati-native-seinfeld-malcolm-actor-passes-away/31587198

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Daniel von Bargen, 64, died over the weekend after a long illness, sources confirmed Tuesday.

I always liked Kruger.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 04, 2015, 07:59:34 PM
K-UGER!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 04, 2015, 09:05:53 PM
Boy did we take it on the chin last year.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 10, 2015, 12:43:42 PM
Sam Simon died. I followed him on Twitter- knew he was really sick (and almost assuredly terminal), but he really lived as well and as happily as he could. He joked about his treatments and such. Was really hoping he wold pull through. Fuck cancer in its ass.  :heartbreak:  :sad_panda:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on March 10, 2015, 02:34:54 PM
Sam Simon died. I followed him on Twitter- knew he was really sick (and almost assuredly terminal), but he really lived as well and as happily as he could. He joked about his treatments and such. Was really hoping he wold pull through. Fuck cancer in its ass.  :heartbreak:  :sad_panda:

Sad news.

Shows how out of touch I am. I didn't even know he was sick.

Plus, I didn't recall he had been married to both Jennifer Tilly *and* Jami Ferrell!

He had a full life, but 59 is much too soon.

Fuck cancer indeed.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on April 07, 2015, 11:32:54 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2015/04/07/dukes-of-hazzard-sheriff-james-best-dies/25403729/

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James Best, the actor who portrayed the sheriff {Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane}, died Monday after a brief illness and complications from pneumonia, reports The Charlotte Observer. He was 88.

I loved that show growing up.  Roscoe and Boss Hogg were always entertaining...  :cry:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 07, 2015, 12:05:48 PM
Rosco was awesome on Dukes. /sadf


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 07, 2015, 02:08:56 PM
Robert Z'Dar died a few days ago as well:

http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-robert-zdar-cult-actor-and-maniac-cop-217372

If you're wondering "who?" you'll probably know him if you see his giant chin.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on April 07, 2015, 02:33:51 PM
Only on f13 would the death of Eli Wallach (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/eli-wallach-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-star-dead-at-98-20140625) be eclipsed by Roscoe Coltrane and Big Chin Guy...

Rest in Peace Tuco...

Real Edit: Early senility? Or just brain fart? He's been dead nearly a year.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on April 07, 2015, 02:45:37 PM
Only on f13 would the death of Eli Wallach (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/eli-wallach-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-star-dead-at-98-20140625) be eclipsed by Roscoe Coltrane and Big Chin Guy...

Rest in Peace Tuco...

Didn't Eli Wallach die last year?  I think I read that here.  Maybe.  I remember reading he had been married to the same woman for like a million years.  I loved him.

Also, I don't think I would categorise him ad a lesser celeb.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 07, 2015, 02:50:18 PM
Yeah last year, and months before this thread started.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on April 07, 2015, 03:01:18 PM
Yeah last year, and months before this thread started.

You and your pesky details...


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on April 07, 2015, 04:27:19 PM
Yeah last year, and months before this thread started.

Whaaaa? Did I get April Fooled six days late?

Goes to show I should really check the dates on links that pop up in other crap....


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on April 07, 2015, 06:17:25 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/06/entertainment/feat-obit-tom-towles/ (http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/06/entertainment/feat-obit-tom-towles/)

Probably more famous for his horror film work, but a lesser celebrity nevertheless, I suppose.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 12, 2015, 11:45:10 AM
A small but very profound piece of history left the Planet yesterday

http://theweek.com/speedreads/560264/nasas-voice-apollo-jack-king-dies-age-84

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NASA's 'Voice of Apollo,' Jack King, dies at age 84
12:14 p.m. ET
 

Jack King, who counted down NASA's historic launch of Apollo 11, died on Thursday at age 84, The Associated Press reports.

"Twelve, 11, 10, 9, ignition sequence start. Six, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, all engine (sic) running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff, 32 minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11," King announced on July 16, 1969.

A public affairs official with NASA, King counted down hundreds of other rocket launches. His wide-ranging career included stops at Houston's Johnson Space Center — where he helped facilitate the first live television coverage of a joint U.S.-Soviet flight, in 1975 — and later Washington, D.C. to act as director of public relations for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration.

But King's best-remembered media moment remains his fact-based, measured countdown of the Apollo 11 launch — he told AP in 2009, "I wish I had a penny for every time it was used."

https://youtu.be/F9MBpdc6Jyw


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 13, 2015, 07:26:55 PM
I was looking for this thread the other day.

The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes passed. Part of my childhood. Sniffle.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 23, 2015, 11:56:56 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/eight-is-enough-star-dick-van-patten-dies-at-86/2015/06/23/7ea968a8-19c1-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html

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Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who appeared on Broadway as a child, starred on TV in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV’s “Eight is Enough,” has died.

As much as  I watched those horrible 80s and 90s sitcoms, I remember him best from Spaceballs.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on June 23, 2015, 12:16:25 PM
Sad, although inevitable..

It's also weird.  I just was flipping through one of those terrible buzzfeed "where are they now" lists for Spaceballs yesterday. When it got to him I thought, "Oh right, he died" only to be surprised when it said he retired and was living in Cali. Guess I was just early.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 23, 2015, 12:30:10 PM
You killed him, you bastard!

I remember when Eight Is Enough was new and running on ABC (yes, I am old). I was in love with Kristy McNichol. Little did I know that I had even less of a shot than I normally would with a famous actress  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on June 23, 2015, 03:01:41 PM
I'm Sorry!

Also dead is Titanic, Avatar & Braveheard composer James Horner

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33235271


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on June 24, 2015, 01:22:21 AM
The combination is 1....2....3.....4.......5.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on June 25, 2015, 12:14:07 AM
The combination is 1....2....3.....4.......5.

That's the same combination as my luggage!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on June 25, 2015, 03:26:39 PM
Bye bye, John Steed.   :cry:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 25, 2015, 08:16:17 PM
Yep, Patrick MacNee has departed, age 93, with his family around him.

Interestingly, MacNee said that one thing he was very proud of is that John Steed never, not once, used a gun in any of the Series he played him in. He used his brain, his fists and his Umbrella.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on June 25, 2015, 09:31:02 PM
Well, he did have Emma Peel.  You know... muscle.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on June 26, 2015, 01:39:44 PM
Tama the Kishi train station stationmaster passed away yesterday (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/25/417440765/tama-the-cat-that-saved-a-japanese-train-station-dies).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: penfold on June 26, 2015, 08:25:00 PM
Doug Winger passed away a few days ago. Cause of many WTF moments.

No links, for obvious reasons.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on June 26, 2015, 08:38:53 PM
Doug Winger passed away a few days ago. Cause of many WTF moments.

No links, for obvious reasons.
He was still alive?

Oh my.  I recently (as in last August) tortured some online friends I met in RL by tricking them into looking him up on their phones when we were at a bar.  I think I scarred them for life. LOL!



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 26, 2015, 09:19:27 PM
Insert "fan club large membership" joke here.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Phildo on June 27, 2015, 05:30:55 PM
Yep, totally forgot who he was so I went straight to Google.  Thanks!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ozzu on June 29, 2015, 01:02:01 AM
'Yes' bassist Chris Squire passed away.  :heartbreak:

So, here's some Yes - Roundabout (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on June 29, 2015, 07:16:22 AM
'Yes' bassist Chris Squire passed away.  :heartbreak:

So, here's some Yes - Roundabout (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M)

Squire and Geddy Lee were my biggest bass heroes growing up.  Sad to see him go so soon.  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on June 29, 2015, 08:33:14 AM
'Yes' bassist Chris Squire passed away.  :heartbreak:

So, here's some Yes - Roundabout (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M)
:heartbreak:

The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxXMJKCI9F0)



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mac on July 10, 2015, 12:02:36 PM
Omar Sharif passed away today at age 83.

There's too many cool old dudes dying lately.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Shannow on July 10, 2015, 12:08:42 PM
A damn good bridge player too. rip


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on July 10, 2015, 12:10:45 PM
Omar Sharif passed away today at age 83.

There's too many cool old dudes dying lately.

This makes me very sad.  Dr. Zhavago is one of my favorites. His appearance in Top Secret just goes to show how cool he was.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on July 10, 2015, 05:05:45 PM
R.I.P. Kenny Stabler (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13230192/ken-stabler-former-oakland-raiders-quarterback-dies).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on July 12, 2015, 08:02:31 PM
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has died from bile duct complications:
http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-president-satoru-iwata-has-passed-away/


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on July 12, 2015, 08:49:54 PM
I put that in a gaming thread.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Yegolev on July 13, 2015, 01:47:41 PM
Is Iwata-san a lesser celebrity?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on July 13, 2015, 02:02:07 PM
Going back to Patrick McNee, his obituaries indicated that he'd lived a pretty damn interesting life before being cast as Steed, and that he didn't stop after that.

"His father was a racehorse trainer, a diminutive man known as 'Shrimp' Macnee whose dapper wardrobe his son later recreated for Steed. He had a taste for gin and enlivened his dinner parties by levelling a shotgun at those guests he suspected of pacifist tendencies.

Macnee’s mother took refuge in a circle of friends that included Tallulah Bankhead and the madam Mrs Meyrick, before absconding with a wealthy lesbian, Evelyn. Young Patrick was brought up by the pair and was instructed to call Evelyn 'Uncle'. He managed to resist their efforts to dress him as a girl, wearing a kilt as a compromise. His father fled to India, from where he was later expelled for urinating off a balcony on to the heads of the Raj’s elite, gathered below for a race-meeting.

Evelyn financed Macnee’s education, at Summer Fields — where he first acted, playing opposite Christopher Lee — and then Eton. His corruption began when he was introduced to whisky by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff, who had escaped into the garden with a bottle when brought in to consecrate Evelyn’s private chapel. Macnee was then expelled from Eton for running a pornography and bookmaking empire."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11699769/Patrick-Macnee-actor-obituary.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on July 31, 2015, 05:22:21 PM
RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper.  Time to kick ass and/or chew bubblegum in the ether.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on July 31, 2015, 05:24:33 PM
Oh fuck.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on July 31, 2015, 07:01:57 PM
Fuck this day.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on July 31, 2015, 07:20:49 PM
Cardiac arrest too, which means the 80s caught up with another wrestler.

Sad times.  :oops:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mithas on July 31, 2015, 09:54:49 PM
Fuck.

He was good on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia too.

 :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 31, 2015, 10:56:01 PM
Total damn shame. That man should not have died that young.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on August 01, 2015, 07:40:25 AM
61 is really not that young for someone who participated in such a physically taxing profession and likely snorted a large portion of the produce of Columbia up his nose.

But he was always a fun guy to watch, RIP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 01, 2015, 05:15:54 PM
Gutted. RRP was far and away my favorite wrestler of all time. I saw 'They Live' in the theater specifically to see him in it. Saw him in a wrestling event in the Tacoma Dome in my teens as well. I was really enjoying his Twitter presence- he was connecting with fans and other celebrities, and really seemed to be enjoying his place in the cultural zeitgeist. RIP indeed  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on August 19, 2015, 11:34:57 PM
Rob Thielke died from his battle with cancer. He was the face of Vern Fonk insurance, and has done some of the wackier, almost always hilarious, commercials in tv history. Those of you not from the Northwest probably have no idea who this dude is, but you should check him out.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: rattran on August 20, 2015, 09:33:03 AM
No mention for Yvonne Craig (http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/19/entertainment/yvonne-craig-batgirl-death/)? Sure we all liked Julie Newmar better but still.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 20, 2015, 11:04:27 AM
Rob Thielke died from his battle with cancer. He was the face of Vern Fonk insurance, and has done some of the wackier, almost always hilarious, commercials in tv history. Those of you not from the Northwest probably have no idea who this dude is, but you should check him out.

Yeah. he pretty much ruled.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on August 30, 2015, 09:04:11 PM
Wes Craven dead of brain cancer. Fuck cancer.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on August 30, 2015, 09:13:04 PM
Oliver Sacks died too.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on August 31, 2015, 10:43:59 AM
I love Oliver Sacks.  And Wes Craven, too, who is also dead now.  :(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: jgsugden on August 31, 2015, 10:50:59 AM
James Earl Jones is not dead, before anyone falls for the thing passing around (not that he'd qualify as a lesser celebrity).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on September 18, 2015, 06:43:23 PM
Of interest to probably only myself: Type designer and typographer Adrian Frutiger passed away last week (http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/14/adrian-frutiger-obituary-life-work-font-designer-typography-univers-london-street-signs/).

His typeface Frutiger, originally designed for the signage at the Charles de Gaulle Airport (http://gizmodo.com/rip-adrian-frutiger-youve-seen-his-elegant-typefaces-e-1730617473), was one of two sans serif designs* that inspired the typeface I designed that got me my job at Adobe.

* The other was Syntax by Hans Meier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntax_%28typeface%29). Both are notably "humanist" sans serif designs (https://www.fontshop.com/people/fontshop-team/fontlists/sans-humanist) which, among other characteristics, have proportions similar to traditional serif book foots instead of the "grotesk" proportions of sans serif fonts like Helevtica.




Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: stray on September 18, 2015, 07:25:00 PM
Of interest to probably only myself: Type designer and typographer Adrian Frutiger passed away last week (http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/14/adrian-frutiger-obituary-life-work-font-designer-typography-univers-london-street-signs/).

His typeface Frutiger, originally designed for the signage at the Charles de Gaulle Airport (http://gizmodo.com/rip-adrian-frutiger-youve-seen-his-elegant-typefaces-e-1730617473), was one of two sans serif designs* that inspired the typeface I designed that got me my job at Adobe.

* The other was Syntax by Hans Meier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntax_%28typeface%29). Both are notably "humanist" sans serif designs (https://www.fontshop.com/people/fontshop-team/fontlists/sans-humanist) which, among other characteristics, have proportions similar to traditional serif book foots instead of the "grotesk" proportions of sans serif fonts like Helevtica.




Don't anything about him, but props to you. I always thought you were like... an old bearded UNIX programmer for some reason (don't ask why). Not a typeface artist.

Maybe you're both.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on September 18, 2015, 07:35:30 PM
He probably invented comic sans  :drillf:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 18, 2015, 08:44:43 PM
Damn we used to have one designer who used the FUCK out of Frutiger on like everything.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 23, 2015, 12:19:22 PM
RIP Yogi Berra. Normally I say fuck the Yankees, but he had enough personality outside the game for me to mourn his passing.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Phildo on September 23, 2015, 02:37:33 PM
"You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours."


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mithas on September 25, 2015, 12:07:31 AM
The cultural impact he had goes well beyond any of his accomplishments in baseball. How many people know that he coined the phrase "It ain't over till it's over"?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Yegolev on September 25, 2015, 07:40:24 AM
Too few, I'm sure.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on September 25, 2015, 07:47:37 AM
While he might be best noted for his 'words of wisdom,' as an actual ball player, there isn't anyone else who has been to and won more World Series than him, IIRC. 10 championships in I think 14 tries? Plus he went off to the European Theater in WWII. Hell of a life that sorta gets lost in the 'did you hear what he said' schtick.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on October 31, 2015, 10:27:03 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-molinaro-drive-owner-happy-days-dies-96-34872156

Al Delvecchio from Al's Diner ah la Happy Days passes on... 96 he had a long life, and good for him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on November 01, 2015, 07:23:25 PM
Damn...busy weekend. Fred Thompson died.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fred-thompson-dead_5636960fe4b0c66bae5cccd9


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 02, 2015, 05:18:46 AM
So, had he won the presidential bid, he wouldn't have made the full term ?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on November 02, 2015, 11:41:25 AM
I'm sure he would have had a quality VP choice.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on November 02, 2015, 11:52:01 AM
That's a terrifying thought.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on November 12, 2015, 01:14:14 PM
Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor, ex-drummer of Motorhead passed away at age 61.  I'm gonna need a drink.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/r-i-p-motorhead-drummer-phil-philthy-animal-taylor-dead-at-61/ (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/r-i-p-motorhead-drummer-phil-philthy-animal-taylor-dead-at-61/)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on November 12, 2015, 04:16:47 PM
Well, shit.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on November 18, 2015, 01:17:22 PM
Jonah Lomu, legendary All Black player dies at 40 (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/18/jonah-lomu-dies-aged-40-according-to-reports). I knew he had some serious problems with his kidney but I didn't expect this news.

I got to see him play in an exhibition match in Llanduddno about 20 years ago. The All Blacks crushed the local team (one of the best club teams in the country) and the final score was something like 118-0. I remember seeing Lomu running down the pitch, ball under his arm and three Welshmen hanging off him, trying to bring him down. He made the last 20 yards like that and scored. He was a 250 pound guy who could run 100m in ten seconds. Terrifying.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 18, 2015, 02:50:11 PM
I didn't start following rugby until the end of his career but he was scary then, I can't imagine what it was like playing against him in his prime.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on November 21, 2015, 08:59:41 AM
Big fan.  But then, I totally adore the All Blacks.  Who doesn't?  Too sad.  :(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on November 21, 2015, 12:06:06 PM
How could you NOT like the All Blacks? They are awesome-ness personified.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Shannow on November 24, 2015, 12:34:09 PM
How could you NOT like the All Blacks? They are awesome-ness personified.

Well there's the whole nation of Australia for one.

Sucky news about Lomu though, he was a beast.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on December 04, 2015, 12:40:18 AM
Scott Weiland, I am not shocked.

http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=18086


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on December 04, 2015, 06:02:31 AM
Scott Weiland, I am not shocked.

http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=18086

I am shocked he lived as long as he did given his serious addiction problems. Still sad though.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on December 04, 2015, 07:15:42 AM
Not a shock, but a terrible waste regardless.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 04, 2015, 10:12:08 AM
Not a shock, but a terrible waste regardless.

This. So, so this. Great frontman who totally fucked himself over and over again.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Evildrider on December 04, 2015, 09:29:23 PM
RIP Robert Loggia.  :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbN6Vnr1g8


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on December 04, 2015, 09:40:55 PM
RIP Robert Loggia.  :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbN6Vnr1g8

 :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 04, 2015, 11:51:20 PM
Well fuck.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on December 05, 2015, 12:14:25 AM
Came to post that clip. One of my favorite scenes.  His pregame is also great: "I don't wanna put any undue pressure on you guys, but Coach Gennero's last words were, win or I'll die."


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on December 08, 2015, 08:49:18 AM
Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck dies two days short of his 92nd birthday (http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/arts/music/dave-brubeck-jazz-musician-dies-at-91.html).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on December 08, 2015, 08:59:00 AM
Still a damn good innings.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on December 28, 2015, 12:55:10 PM
Meadowlark Lemon died yesterday.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on December 28, 2015, 07:40:55 PM
Lemmy died today. It's a bad week for people with Lem in their names.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on December 28, 2015, 11:40:13 PM
Lemmy died today. It's a bad week for people with Lem in their names.

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! :tantrum: :cry2:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on December 29, 2015, 03:44:26 AM
The <lesser celebrity> thread.

 :mob:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on December 29, 2015, 04:17:19 AM
Who?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Der Helm on December 29, 2015, 08:15:53 AM
"Lesser" celebrity my ass ...
 :rock_hard: :mob: :rock_hard:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on December 29, 2015, 08:31:24 AM
Had to google. Never listened to Motorhead.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on December 29, 2015, 09:57:09 AM
The <lesser celebrity> thread.

 :mob:
This.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on December 29, 2015, 09:57:37 AM
I was never big into metal...however, I was into industrial (Ministry, NIN, Front 242, etc.). That said, you can see Motorhead's influence throughout. Fuck cancer, again.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on December 29, 2015, 10:03:14 AM
Had to google. Never listened to Motorhead.
This.  Also, brought up the guys band in spotify and briefly listened to their various popular tracks.  I don't think I've ever actually heard a song by them in my life, heh.

Obviously just one of those pop culture things I missed, I guess.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Arinon on December 29, 2015, 11:59:31 AM
The only Motorhead I've ever heard was in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3.  Pretty good though!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on December 29, 2015, 12:19:57 PM
If I've heard them it was probably in Guitar Hero or Rock Band. No songs are coming to mind though, and I can't be arsed to listen to random songs on Youtube while at work.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on December 29, 2015, 02:38:16 PM
It's not so much that Lemmy was a great musician.  It's that he was a heavy metal icon.  He was metal. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Selby on December 29, 2015, 03:15:15 PM
It's not so much that Lemmy was a great musician.  It's that he was a heavy metal icon.  He was metal. 
In the days before there was even such thing as "metal" and the image we've come to associate with it, there was Lemmy. He played rock fast & loud as he liked it so that the rockers, punks, and headbangers all got together & liked his style. He was also a working musician who released album after album and toured relentlessly even throughout this last year. It was hard to imagine there wouldn't be a new Motörhead album or tour every 18 months. That he got to continue doing what he loved until he was 70 is impressive.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on December 29, 2015, 04:39:44 PM
Not really a celebrity, but former baseball player Dave Henderson died a few days ago shortly after undergoing a kidney transplant.  I remember him hitting a home run against the Angels to send the Red Sox to the World Series in 1986 (and all know how that ended :awesome_for_real:) and finally winning it with Oakland in 1989.  Good but not great player that hit one of the more memorable HR in MLB playoff history.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14442761/dave-henderson-dies-age-57


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on December 29, 2015, 05:23:16 PM
Hendu was one of the early stars for the Mariners. I saw him around town quite a bit in the 90s. He was a pretty good guy.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on December 30, 2015, 01:24:27 AM
John Bradbury, drummer for The Specials, died yesterday at age 62. (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35194738)  This has really been a shit year for people dieing.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on January 01, 2016, 07:40:19 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mash-actor-wayne-rogers-dies-at-82_5685f9f3e4b0b958f65bb573

Wayne Rogers passes on. I was a big M*A*S*H fan back in the day and Trapper was one of my fav characters.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 01, 2016, 11:34:16 AM
Just read that Natalie Cole died. Didn't realize she was 65.

Lots of famous people dying this week.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 01, 2016, 12:33:33 PM
Just read that Natalie Cole died. Didn't realize she was 65.

Lots of famous people dying this week.
Exactly what I thought when I read the news. I thought she was much younger than that.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 01, 2016, 12:37:05 PM
I think it is that we are getting older and not realizing it  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 01, 2016, 12:37:35 PM
Same here about Natalie Cole. Really didn't think she was 20 years older than me, but still way too young to be kicking it.

I am old.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on January 02, 2016, 10:43:34 AM
After 30 odd years digesting in the Sarlacc's stomach, Boba Fett has finally died. (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/jason-wingreen-voice-of-star-wars-villain-boba-fett-dead-at-95-20160102)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on January 15, 2016, 11:30:55 AM
Dan Haggerty moves on...
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/15/entertainment/dan-haggerty-grizzly-adams-dead-feat/

Corrected. And thanks for the info.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on January 15, 2016, 01:01:32 PM
That's Robert Redford (in Jeremiah Johnson), not Haggerty.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on January 17, 2016, 04:35:50 AM
Not really a celebrity himself but Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil died a few days ago of cancer.  To top it off her brother died yesterday of cancer, too.  Shitty week for her.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 17, 2016, 04:58:33 PM
This how we know there is no God. Everyone but her dies? She will probably inflict a double album on the unsuspecting public.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on January 19, 2016, 09:21:41 AM
Eric Estrada is still alive.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on January 19, 2016, 09:26:27 AM
Eric Estrada is still alive.

 :facepalm:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on January 19, 2016, 09:49:33 AM
A twist: someone I've never heard of in this thread isn't dead!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on January 19, 2016, 10:37:42 AM
Run Run Shaw died earlier this month at age 107.  He was part owner of Shaw Brothers Studios out of Hong Kong, makers of an absolute shitload of  kung fu films in the 60's and 70's.  Most notably, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, and Five Fingers of Death for those of you that didn't grow up weened on Kung Fu Theater.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on January 25, 2016, 01:12:41 PM
http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/jimmy-bain-former-rainbow-and-dio-bassist-dies-aged-68/

Quote
Jimmy Bain, former Rainbow and DIO bassist, dies aged 68

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 11:24am

The Scottish bass player, known for his work with Rainbow and DIO, has reportedly passed away.

According to multiple sources, Jimmy Bain has died aged 68.

Bain was recruited by Ritchie Blackmore to join Rainbow and played bass on their legendary "Rising" album, as well as live album "On Stage". He was fired from the band in 1977.

The following year, he formed Wild Horses with former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, releasing two albums in the early 1980s. Bain then went on to co-write music with his friend Phil Lynott for his two solo albums.

1983 saw Bain join DIO, co-writing many of their hits including "Rainbow in the Dark" and "Holy Diver" during a very successful tenure with the band.

In recent times Jimmy Bain was a member of Last In Line, alongside Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Andrew Freeman. The band performed on Def Leppard's cruise just last week.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on January 26, 2016, 04:27:15 AM
This thread should really have been called "Post in this thread every day that Keith Richards is still alive".


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on January 26, 2016, 10:11:34 AM
Now you've done did it.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on January 26, 2016, 10:12:50 AM
If he was dead would anybody notice a difference?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on January 26, 2016, 10:28:09 AM
If he was dead would anybody notice a difference?


Sure we'd hear casting rumours about who played Jagger in Johnny Depp's tribute movie.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 26, 2016, 02:16:21 PM
Abe Vigoda died today.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on January 26, 2016, 02:22:05 PM
Marvin Minsky died yesterday.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 26, 2016, 02:38:01 PM
Abe Vigoda died today.

I am amazed he was still alive. He was an old man on Barney Miller 40 years ago, ffs.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on January 26, 2016, 02:48:08 PM
RIP Abe.

I blame this web site that I learned about this weekend: http://www.abevigoda.com/

 :?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on January 26, 2016, 03:23:48 PM
Holy crap, the world may be ending. I've been checking in on that site every once in a while for years.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on January 29, 2016, 12:52:38 AM
Aaand there goes Paul Kantner.

At least he made it to 74.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on January 31, 2016, 04:01:32 AM
Probably 'Lesser' for you chaps, but kinda big thing that's making me Sad :

Terry Wogan Gone. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35453541)

Another Cancer.  When the fuck we going to sort that one out ?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 31, 2016, 02:57:36 PM
Cancer got Signe Toly Anderson from Jefferson Airplane too. Sigh.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on February 01, 2016, 02:42:20 AM
Probably 'Lesser' for you chaps, but kinda big thing that's making me Sad :

Terry Wogan Gone. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35453541)

Another Cancer.  When the fuck we going to sort that one out ?

He outlasted Rod Hull by a long time, which was the ultimate revenge but, in the end, Grace Jones won.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on February 01, 2016, 05:45:36 AM
Only because Death is fucking scared of her.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 03, 2016, 02:43:08 PM
Bob Eilliott died yesterday (Bob and Ray, Chris Elliot's dad). He was 92. Funny, funny guy.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on February 04, 2016, 07:14:19 PM
Dave Mirra, the BMX dude, has killed himself.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on February 04, 2016, 09:04:51 PM
Maurice White, one of the founders of Earth, Wind, and Fire is dead at 74.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/earth-wind-fire-founder-maurice-white-dead-74-36722290


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on February 05, 2016, 09:38:28 AM
In a bumper crop of dead people, the 2nd voice of Daffy Duck, Joe Alaskey, is dead at 62.

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/joe-alaskey-voice-behind-bugs-bunny-daffy-duck-dies-63-n511176


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on February 09, 2016, 10:00:33 AM
Wayne England, fantasy artist who defined an era of GW products and who had produced a shit-ton of work for everything form CCGs to movie concepts died today. His wife posted on FB and it was later confirmed by his manager. Whatever the cause, it was very sudden as he was posting WIP art only yesterday on his FB page.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on February 19, 2016, 08:52:49 PM
Umberto Eco died.  I might have to go back and reread Foucault's Pendulum.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on February 20, 2016, 05:33:28 PM
Name of the Rose was a fucking amazing book. Purest melding of an entertaining narrative, a postmodern ironic redo, and a work of high literary theory that I can think of. Fun and clever. Naturally of course the movie of it stunk to high heaven.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Yegolev on February 23, 2016, 07:44:54 PM
This is almost the worst fucking thread on this entire site.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on February 23, 2016, 09:54:49 PM
This is almost the worst fucking thread on this entire site.
I know, right?  The Name of the Rose was an awesome movie!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on February 28, 2016, 08:28:55 AM
Frank Kelly, of Father Ted fame, passed away today at age 77. (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiSueLv0prLAhUrl4MKHQmXCh8QqQIIHjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Ftv-and-radio%2F2016%2Ffeb%2F28%2Ffrank-kelly-father-ted-foul-mouthed-priest-father-jack-dies&usg=AFQjCNFFIskdDpl8gA6KjIeVT1hjAJnqbA&sig2=YnnBgUwiyLq5xn2wAt2D0w) Feck!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on February 29, 2016, 03:22:26 AM
Arse


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: rattran on March 01, 2016, 05:14:36 PM
(http://www.todayfm.com/content/000/images/000126/129475_54_news_hub_120616_588x448.jpg)

He will be missed


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on March 12, 2016, 09:40:58 AM
ELP lost it's vowel.  Evidently Keith Emerson killed himself.  What's up, rock music?  :(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on March 12, 2016, 09:42:05 AM
Perhaps Keith needed some brain salad surgery?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on March 12, 2016, 03:30:12 PM
I'm pretty sad at this: my uncle introduced me to prog when I was 10 or 11 with ELP's brilliant Works double album, and I still have a soft spot for them.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on March 17, 2016, 11:04:23 AM
Paul Daniels is kaput.  The lovely Debbie McGee is back on the market.  You'll like that, but not a lot.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on March 17, 2016, 11:05:26 AM
Someone else died too, I forget.  Probably quite a few people, come to that.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on March 17, 2016, 11:07:30 AM
Oh yeah it was Sylvia Anderson.  Some would say "voice of Lady Penelope," but I am rather obtusely going to point to her as "the producer of series one of Space 1999 and production assistant of Torchy The Battery Boy".


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on March 17, 2016, 12:35:51 PM
Frank Sinatra Jr. also died last night.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on March 17, 2016, 10:59:40 PM
Larry Drake passed away today.  He was in L.A. Law and won two Emmys for his role.  I also remember him playing the villain in Darkman with Liam Neeson.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/17/entertainment/larry-drake-actor-dies/index.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 18, 2016, 07:25:54 AM
Is it wrong that I thought he was already dead ?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on March 18, 2016, 08:40:59 AM
Paul Daniels, who I suspect nobody outside of the UK will have heard of, has died. He will be missed by absolutely nobody, he was a hateful little cunt and a shit magician.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on March 18, 2016, 08:41:27 AM
Larry Drake passed away today.  He was in L.A. Law and won two Emmys for his role.  I also remember him playing the villain in Darkman with Liam Neeson.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/17/entertainment/larry-drake-actor-dies/index.html

RIP creepy dude.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 18, 2016, 09:09:48 AM
Paul Daniels, who I suspect nobody outside of the UK will have heard of, has died. He will be missed by absolutely nobody, he was a hateful little cunt and a shit magician.

2 things ; 

1 - Do you have Endie on Block ?
2 - Whoa, that's some hate for PD right there.  Clearly, I don't know enough about what's making you angry here ?  What did he do ?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on March 18, 2016, 10:09:39 AM
2 things ; 

1 - Do you have Endie on Block ?
2 - Whoa, that's some hate for PD right there.  Clearly, I don't know enough about what's making you angry here ?  What did he do ?

1 - heh, no, I just failed at scrolling up!  :awesome_for_real:

2 - ah all sorts of things. I won't do a grunky.bob and shit the thread up but some cursory web searching should reveal the kind of person he was.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 18, 2016, 10:29:50 AM
Frank Sinatra Jr. also died last night.

Wow. Someone is getting fired (http://www.newscaststudio.com/2016/03/17/station-uses-snl-actors-image-for-frank-sinatra-jr-story/?)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on March 18, 2016, 10:36:27 AM
2 things ; 

1 - Do you have Endie on Block ?
2 - Whoa, that's some hate for PD right there.  Clearly, I don't know enough about what's making you angry here ?  What did he do ?

1 - heh, no, I just failed at scrolling up!  :awesome_for_real:

2 - ah all sorts of things. I won't do a grunky.bob and shit the thread up but some cursory web searching should reveal the kind of person he was.

I couldn't bear him to be honest, but all the outspoken, reactionary stuff he spouted was pretty much him being a moderately-typical old person with nobody around to say "now now Paul, why don't you just leave the refugees to get on with it and eat your nice peas, instead?"

Come to think of it, fuck knows how long the brain tumour was in there pressing on bits of his head that stop you saying insensitive stuff about sex abuse victims, too.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on March 22, 2016, 12:23:54 PM
Former Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford passed away. Kind of a celebrity after all the crazy news stories and talk show host one-liners.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/22/rob-ford-dead-toronto-mayor_n_9522654.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 22, 2016, 02:52:13 PM
The only surprise there is that it was cancer and not a fucking heart attack from cocaine.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on March 22, 2016, 04:50:50 PM
Reddit informs me that the engineer who felt responsible for not stopping the Challenger take-off died as well.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on March 22, 2016, 05:08:27 PM
As did Andy Grove #PCMasterRace


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on March 23, 2016, 06:22:16 PM
Former Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford passed away. Kind of a celebrity after all the crazy news stories and talk show host one-liners.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/22/rob-ford-dead-toronto-mayor_n_9522654.html

I'm astonished that he was only 46. I seriously thought he was in his fifties at least.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on March 23, 2016, 10:27:38 PM
Former Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford passed away. Kind of a celebrity after all the crazy news stories and talk show host one-liners.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/22/rob-ford-dead-toronto-mayor_n_9522654.html

I'm astonished that he was only 46. I seriously thought he was in his fifties at least.

I'm only a few years younger than he was but I always thought he was in his early 50's.  I'm no GQ cover model but there's no way I'll look that bad and that old when I'm 46 in a few years.  Cocaine, it's a helluva drug.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 24, 2016, 04:17:46 PM
Garry Shandling died of a heart attack today. Sigh.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on March 24, 2016, 04:54:17 PM
Garry Shandling is not a "lesser celebrity."


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 24, 2016, 05:04:46 PM
I had to look him up.

He kinda is.

Er.

Was.

He's the Hail Hydra senator.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: jgsugden on March 24, 2016, 06:52:02 PM
I had to look him up.

He kinda is.

Er.

Was.

He's the Hail Hydra senator.
If that is all you know of him, you're missing a lot.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on March 24, 2016, 09:50:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac8cQuEzDCQ

Fuck...  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Engels on March 25, 2016, 10:47:54 AM
I had to look him up.

He kinda is.

Er.

Was.

He's the Hail Hydra senator.
If that is all you know of him, you're missing a lot.

He's a bit of an acquired taste. Sorta like Larry David.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on March 25, 2016, 11:08:00 AM
It's sad.  I loved his shows.  Especially the one with Rip Torn in it.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on March 25, 2016, 12:56:57 PM
He's a bit of an acquired taste. Sorta like Larry David.

Very true. I watched his show when I was a kid. Mother let me choose like two more adult shows to watch and this was one. Cheers was the other.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Baldrake on March 31, 2016, 08:46:43 AM
Ronnie Corbett (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/31/ronnie-corbett-dies-aged-85/). He was part of a comedy duo called "The Two Ronnies" which I found hilarious when I was a kid. Here's one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KywvFYMWy-Q


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 31, 2016, 09:03:42 AM
That was fucking brilliant.  :awesome_for_real:

The skit, that is, not that bloke's death, of course.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on March 31, 2016, 09:35:32 AM
Aww.  I love Ronnie Corbett.  I couldn't even look at his face without cracking up. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 31, 2016, 11:14:51 AM
Sad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on March 31, 2016, 11:59:55 AM
Zaha Hadid, famous female Architect and the first female to win the Pritzker prize for architecture on her own merit died of a sudden heart attack last night at 65.

Hated her work but respected the woman for being able to advance herself in what has always been an old white man's game.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35936768


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on April 06, 2016, 01:17:09 PM
Merle Haggard died today. One of my favorites in country music. He was a real shit-head, but he could write a song.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 06, 2016, 01:19:58 PM
Damn.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on April 06, 2016, 02:58:09 PM
Ah shit. My dad liked him when I was growing up and I didn't think twice about him until grad school. He was at a show in Lafayette, LA and a few of my buddies made the trek to see him. I left with a new appreciation for him.

edit: missing words: FOUND


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on April 06, 2016, 06:24:22 PM
The only song I actually know for sure was his was that "Okie from Muskogie" (sp?) and that was just weird.  I'm not a big fan of country/western music but I've worked at some events and everyone was always drunk and super happy.  RIP, Okie from Muskogie. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on April 06, 2016, 09:07:06 PM
Ah shit. My dad liked him when I was growing up and I didn't think twice about him until grad school. He was at a show in Lafayette, LA and a few of my buddies made the trek to see him. I left with a new appreciation for him.

edit: missing words: FOUND

My dad was a huge fan, too.  His favourite country stars ever are Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard.  I actually don't mind listening to most of their stuff (esp. Cash) even though I'm not a country fan at all.  It's way better than any of the "new country" hot garbage.  Kind of the same way I feel about rap.  I can listen to and enjoy some of the older rap artists like NWA and Tupac but this new rap/hip hop is 99% Gunk.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on April 21, 2016, 11:58:55 AM
Prince might be dead? Don't have anything concrete yet so I'll put this here.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on April 21, 2016, 11:59:32 AM
Chyna from WWE is dead though. They confirmed that today. Which does belong here.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 21, 2016, 12:11:34 PM
According to the AP Prince's publiscist has confirmed he died. He had a very bad flu. 57 years old.

Chyna dead at 46. Weird, as a few weeks ago a group of us introduced some very stunned 20-somethings to her sex tape. Much emotional scarring ensued.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on April 21, 2016, 12:21:29 PM
Prince has his own thread:

http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25238.0


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on April 21, 2016, 12:33:59 PM
Prince has his own thread:

http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25238.0


Heh, I saw the thread updated and thought "Which cunt is putting Prince in the lesser celebrity category?"


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on April 21, 2016, 12:59:01 PM
Did Chyna die of prostate cancer?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on April 21, 2016, 01:03:15 PM
Did Chyna die of prostate cancer?


You would think. Yeesh.

But yeah most likely drugs. She had demons.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on April 22, 2016, 12:09:07 PM
Hate to put it in here, but I get that most people who don't play guitar don't know who he is...

Lonnie Mack died yesterday, too. Tough day for guitarists.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 22, 2016, 05:13:51 PM
Did Chyna die of prostate cancer?


You would think. Yeesh.

But yeah most likely drugs. She had demons.

Did they live I her proto penis. Because that would explain how she died.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on April 22, 2016, 06:07:12 PM
She died from an overdose of sleeping meds and anti-depressents, by the way.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on April 22, 2016, 07:08:58 PM
Did they live I her proto penis. Because that would explain how she died.
Are you having a stroke? :uhrr:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Goreschach on April 22, 2016, 07:20:15 PM

Chyna dead at 46. Weird, as a few weeks ago a group of us introduced some very stunned 20-somethings to her sex tape. Much emotional scarring ensued.

Weirdos. She was gorgeous. I'd have totes sucked her off.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 22, 2016, 08:33:32 PM
Did they live I her proto penis. Because that would explain how she died.
Are you having a stroke? :uhrr:

Are you really so young you never heard those internet stories when the sex tape came out?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on April 22, 2016, 08:35:25 PM
I just donn't understand the words you wrote:
Did they live I her proto penis.
Some sort of autocorrect failure maybe?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 22, 2016, 08:37:03 PM
OH I see it now, yes. Easy to miss when you know what you typed.

In her proto-penis. Within it.  Demons bursting forth killed her. Because they lived in it, as it was frightening.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on April 22, 2016, 08:39:04 PM
Oh, right. I sort of missed the bit about demons and just got confused.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 22, 2016, 08:55:08 PM
No probs.

In a continuation of a theme, 2016 has decided to also claim Patton Oswald's wife; Crime Writer Michelle McNamara.

http://www.people.com/article/michelle-mcnamara-dead-patton-oswalts-wife-dies-46?xid=socialflow_facebook_peoplemag


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on April 22, 2016, 09:04:25 PM
Never heard of her but I feel bad for Patton, he's a funny guy.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Soln on April 22, 2016, 10:13:01 PM
I like Patton as well.  He and she seem as regular as entertainers can be.  That's very sad.  They have one young kid and I believe were a normal couple. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on April 23, 2016, 01:04:06 AM
I like Patton as well.  He and she seem as regular as entertainers can be.  That's very sad.  They have one young kid and I believe were a normal couple. 

My god. The daughter is seven years old.

What the fuck is wrong with this universe? Just one incident in the night, that's all it takes to shatter a happy family looking forward to the weekend into -- I don't even have the words.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on May 20, 2016, 07:54:09 PM
Alan Young, who played Wilbur on Mr. Ed and voiced Scrooge McDuck in everything involving him, died yesterday at 96.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on May 21, 2016, 08:17:09 AM
Wow.. I had no idea they were the same guy. Now that I know it I can hear it distinctly.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: MuffinMan on May 22, 2016, 04:07:32 PM
I'm not sure if we have any Megadeth fans here. Sky? Nick Menza died of a heart attack during a show last night.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on May 22, 2016, 04:30:03 PM
Well, at least that's a totally metal way to go out.

 :|


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on May 22, 2016, 06:32:00 PM
Yeah I saw that and was surprised, but a the same time.. 80's/ 90's metal musicians living into the 2010's wasn't really expected either.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2016, 10:45:34 AM
If you don't like Rust in Peace, there's something fundamentally wrong with you  :grin:

I'm kinda bummed by everyone saying it was such a great way to go. No musician would want to let down their band and fans like that, let alone scar them so horribly. It's like people who say it's great to go out banging some hot young thing, kinda selfish given the mental scar you're giving the poor girl who now has to think about your sweaty ass dying every time she has sex.

But yeah. I was just watching a video of Nick last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPV9sVau6T4

Before all the 'RIP' comments flooded it, there was a great comment, and I think the most enduring a musician can receive, (paraphrasing) "I can immediately tell what song it is, just hearing the drums." My other favorite was a comment that Nick was about to snap into it.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 24, 2016, 07:02:36 PM
Burt Kwouk died today.

RIP Cato.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Engels on May 25, 2016, 10:46:05 AM
I think I shall name my next male cat Cato. So many good childhood memories of Cato.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 25, 2016, 11:50:52 AM
I think I shall name my next male cat Cato. So many good childhood memories of Cato.

That is what my best friend in Carolina named the stray male black kitten she adopted. Mainly because she noticed how he would stalk and pounce on her other unassuming cats.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on May 25, 2016, 02:54:43 PM
I think I shall name my next male cat Cato. So many good childhood memories of Cato.

But you have to pronounce it Cat-oh.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on June 07, 2016, 12:26:52 AM
Kimbo Slice died, age 42.  Guy had too much hype that he never deserved, but he seemed like a decent dude.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on June 07, 2016, 10:08:09 AM
No idea who he was so I looked him up.  He was only 42.  Very sad.  He sounded like a sweetheart.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on June 09, 2016, 04:21:11 PM
Wow, that's really weird.  I remember his videos going around back when I was in college.

Strange dude, but a shitty age to die at.   :sad:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on June 18, 2016, 11:26:17 AM
Prince Be of P.M. Dawn died yesterday at 46.  :heartbreak:

They were hip-hop's emo little brother. At least until KRS One threw them off a stage in '93.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on June 18, 2016, 02:15:23 PM
Crap, this thread is starting to make me feel old.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on June 18, 2016, 05:05:12 PM
Crap, this thread is starting to make me feel old.

I know I'm old. Why?

Prince Be of P.M. Dawn died yesterday at 46.  :heartbreak:

They were hip-hop's emo little brother. At least until KRS One threw them off a stage in '93.

Because I have no idea who or what Surlyboi is talking about.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on June 18, 2016, 05:46:24 PM
You're not old, you're just not into hip-hop. Do the same thing with country stars and I'd be just as clueless as you are now.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 18, 2016, 10:00:46 PM
Holy shit that sucks. I was a fan back in my early college days. I completely missed this. Now I'm depressed... Midnight sighs...


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on June 19, 2016, 12:10:33 AM
Well shit. He did die without me. I'll be damned.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Evildrider on June 19, 2016, 01:33:54 PM
Anton Yelchin dead at 27.   Freak car accident apparently. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 19, 2016, 01:52:06 PM
 :ye_gods:

That is a fucked up way to die.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on June 19, 2016, 02:20:30 PM
2016 continues its celebrity murder spree.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on June 19, 2016, 03:36:40 PM
Man, so young.  Apparently his car rolled down his driveway and ran him over.  Who knows if he could have been saved if someone had found him sooner. 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/anton-yelchin-dead-accident-1.3642660


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on June 19, 2016, 03:44:14 PM
That sounds like a pilot device from a Final Destination movie, Jeez, what a horrible way to go.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on June 19, 2016, 03:49:43 PM
I know I'm alone here, but I had fun in both the new Star Trek movies. I was super bummed to read this today. Dude was great as Chekhov, and appeared to be a pretty fine fella.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on June 19, 2016, 04:00:16 PM
I know I'm alone here, but I had fun in both the new Star Trek movies. I was super bummed to read this today. Dude was great as Chekhov, and appeared to be a pretty fine fella.

I liked him as Chekov, too.  According to IMDb, he has 5 movies that are either completed or in post-production still to be released.  Awkward.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Shannow on June 19, 2016, 04:43:31 PM
Wife said Chekov died and I assumed the old one from TOS.   That fucking sucks, kid was good.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 19, 2016, 05:20:52 PM
I liked his Chekov. My problems with Into Darkness had nothing to do with him, or any of the actors in it.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Velorath on June 19, 2016, 05:30:41 PM
He starred in a pretty good horror movie called Green Room which came out this year. Worth checking out when it comes out on blu-ray next month. Guy had a promising career ahead of him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on June 19, 2016, 05:46:21 PM
Green Room was awesome.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 19, 2016, 06:53:46 PM
FFS stop... god damn it. I liked this kid. Odd Thomas was pretty good because of him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 28, 2016, 06:34:11 AM
http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/16577486/legendary-tennessee-lady-vols-coach-pat-summitt-dies-64

Legendary coach for Tenn ladies died @ 64 years old. Pat Summitt was huge in women's college hoops though no one pays that much attention to that side of things. She helped put women's basketball on the map. Alzheimer's really laid waste to her pretty quickly.  


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on June 28, 2016, 10:36:44 AM
She was one of the best women's coaches of all time. It's a shame she had to go so early due to disease.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on June 28, 2016, 10:44:00 AM
Buddy Ryan died.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 28, 2016, 11:53:44 AM
Damn to both Buddy Ryan and Pat Summit dying.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on June 28, 2016, 12:47:40 PM
Buddy Ryan was a genius.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IemrnOuCFAs)  He changed the modern game.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 28, 2016, 12:06:15 PM
Jerry Doyle, Garibaldi from Babylon 5 had died (http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/28/jerry-doyle-babylon-5-dead/).

Fuck.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on July 28, 2016, 12:58:40 PM
JMS's statement.

http://www.epictimes.com/07/28/2016/j-michael-straczynskis-statement-death-jerry-doyle/

Fuck 2016.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 28, 2016, 01:08:01 PM
This has truly been a shitfuck year for deaths of celebs that I actually care about and who I consider to have contributed things of value to the universe.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on August 04, 2016, 09:27:03 PM
David Huddleston, Mayor Johnson of Rock Ridge and Jeffrey Lebowski. RIP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on August 04, 2016, 10:27:15 PM
Jesus, and I just linked his We don't want the Irish line in one of the politics  threads. :sad:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 04, 2016, 11:58:02 PM
Ah that sucks. He totally reminds me of an old roommate of mine, just aged 40 years more.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on August 13, 2016, 12:25:08 PM
RIP R2-D2. Beep boop.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 13, 2016, 01:01:22 PM
 :heartbreak:

John Saunders from ESPN died a few days ago too. 2016 has been brutal.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on August 13, 2016, 08:10:33 PM
RIP R2-D2. Beep boop.

"Goodbye #KennyBaker A lifelong loyal friend-I loved his optimism & determination He WAS the droid I was looking for!" Mark Hamill  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on August 28, 2016, 05:10:49 PM
Mr. Fuji, former wrestler and manager, dead at 82, which sadly is ancient for wrestlers these days.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3762675/WWE-Hall-Famer-Mr-Fuji-passes-away-age-82.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on August 30, 2016, 01:47:33 AM
Almost deserves its own thread, but Gene Wilder has passed.  83 years old, pretty long life.  Funny man.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on August 30, 2016, 01:51:57 AM
Almost deserves its own thread, but Gene Wilder has passed.  83 years old, pretty long life.  Funny man.

He has his own thread.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on August 30, 2016, 01:52:16 AM
Yup, my bad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on September 02, 2016, 03:46:19 PM
Jon Polito passed away. He was in a ton of the Coen Brothers movies, but I fondly remember him as Gideon in The Crow. Cancer... sigh.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jon-polito-veteran-coen-brothers-character-actor-dead-at-65_us_57c9a3b9e4b0a22de095bede?section=&


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 03, 2016, 01:12:01 AM
Are you giving me the High Hat?

Always put one in the brain!

I can only think of him as Caspar.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 03, 2016, 02:07:58 PM
Damnit, I loved that guy. When you absolutely needed the greasiest, slimiest looking fuck you could find, accept no substitute.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on September 07, 2016, 11:31:00 AM
Phyllis Schlafly died.  Finally.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: satael on September 07, 2016, 12:55:46 PM
Phyllis Schlafly died.  Finally.

I had no idea who that was and googled the name. Was rewarded with quotes like:
"Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature."
"Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions."

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on September 07, 2016, 01:41:03 PM
Phyllis Schlafly died.  Finally.

I had no idea who that was and googled the name. Was rewarded with quotes like:
"Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature."
"Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions."

 :uhrr:

Oh yeah. She was a vile person, but vile in a 1950s women don't talk unless spoken to way. The original Ann Coulter.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on September 08, 2016, 03:30:29 PM
The Lady Chablis, of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame, has died at 59.

Supposedly she had been dealing with pneumonia and hospitalized for a month. Speculations of AIDS related death are sure to surface since there had been rumors for a while.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 08, 2016, 05:58:57 PM
Phyllis Schlafly died.  Finally.

I want to marry this post.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on September 24, 2016, 08:55:48 PM
Radio Raheem died... ugh. He played in a lot of lesser roles in some big movies in the 90s.  :heartbreak: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-nunn-dead-dies_us_57e6e4b1e4b0e28b2b5459b2


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on October 22, 2016, 11:11:45 AM
Steve Dillon, co-creator of Preacher with Garth Ennis died. He also worked with Ennis to redefine Punisher and was a co-founder of Deadline magazine where Tank Girl was originally published.

http://comicbook.com/marvel/2016/10/22/steve-dillon-iconic-preacher-and-punisher-artist-has-died/


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 22, 2016, 06:13:03 PM
I just heard that on Twitter. Again, fuck 2016. This has been a brutal year for creative types.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on October 24, 2016, 01:29:02 PM

Pete Burns, frontman of Dead or Alive, dies aged 57 (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/24/dead-or-alive-frontman-pete-burns-dies-aged-57?CMP=twt_gu)


You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on October 24, 2016, 03:49:30 PM
Jack Chick, creator of many Christian comics touting the dangers of Dungeons and Dragons, has died at 92. https://boingboing.net/2016/10/24/rip-jack-chick-father-of-the.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 24, 2016, 04:12:00 PM
We need a thread for "Deaths that came way way later than they should have."


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on October 24, 2016, 04:35:56 PM
Bobby Vee also died today (http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2016/10/24/pop-music-icon-bobby-vee-dead-73/92671518/) if anyone near my age cares.  He sang "Take Good Care of My Baby" and filled in for Buddy Holly when his plane went down. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 24, 2016, 10:43:13 PM
We need a thread for "Deaths that came way way later than they should have."

It is times like this that I wish there was an actual afterlife, and that I could witness what a lifetime of being an intolerant shithead is worth on the old Heaven admissions application.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on October 27, 2016, 02:43:12 PM
Michael Massee, the guy who played "Funboy" in "The Crow," and who fired the gun that accidentaly killed Brandon Lee, died today aged 61.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-massee-crow-actor-who-accidentally-shot-brandon-lee-dead-at-61_us_5811dbf6e4b064e1b4b09514


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on October 29, 2016, 08:32:40 PM
He was great in X-Files and Blacklist.


Title: Robert Vaughn Next up
Post by: rattran on November 11, 2016, 07:35:08 PM
Robert Vaughn (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37957088) Napoleon Solo from Man from U.N.C.L.E. has died. 2016 is sucking more.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on November 11, 2016, 09:52:14 PM
Robert Vaughn (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37957088) Napoleon Solo from Man from U.N.C.L.E. has died. 2016 is sucking more.

Gary Oldman could get into a car crash killing Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Morgan Freeman, and 15 other A-lists and we still wouldn't be able to make 2016 worse.

See: Cheeto Elect


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on November 13, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
No more Leon Russell, too.   :heartbreak:  Leon Russell was beautiful.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on November 13, 2016, 02:20:32 PM
I'm pretty sure the election results are what killed the last two...

 :grin:

More seriously, although I mourn them both, they succeeded in contributing much to the artistic culture of multiple generations, and had a good long life to boot. But what makes their passing all the more sad is that we may never see their like again.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Hawkbit on November 19, 2016, 01:07:49 AM
Sharon Jones.

Fuck 2016 again and again and again.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on November 19, 2016, 10:50:47 AM
Sharon Jones.

Fuck 2016 again and again and again.

If we've said it once, we've said it 1000 times; Fuck Cancer!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on November 25, 2016, 06:46:58 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florence-henderson-dead_us_5837d277e4b01ba68ac456d9

Florence Henderson died yesterday. Man... I grew up on the Brady Bunch. How many more days we got in this dreadful year?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 25, 2016, 07:51:39 AM
37 including today.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on November 25, 2016, 01:33:59 PM
Can we already just fast forward to the end of this fucking year?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 26, 2016, 06:22:22 AM
So I know he really isn't really a 'lesser' celebrity, but I also didn't think he needed his own thread.

Fidel Castro has died at age 90 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38114953)



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on November 26, 2016, 07:39:34 AM
I was wrestling with whether that took a new thread or not. Fairly major person, but it's hard to know what to say really. In my social media, older people are more or less re-enacting arguments they've been having about Cuba for forty years.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: satael on November 26, 2016, 07:49:39 AM
Fidel saw that the USA elected Trump and decided that he might as well exit the stage now.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on November 26, 2016, 11:15:32 AM
Not sure of Fidel Castro counts as a Lesser celeb, but he has died. Made it to 90, good run.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on November 26, 2016, 02:31:49 PM
Even the the glorious revolution of the people cannot withstand the awesome destructive powers of 2016.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Velorath on November 26, 2016, 04:19:04 PM
2016 just got Ron Glass also (http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ron-glass-dead-barney-miller-firefly-dies-1201927179/).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on November 26, 2016, 04:47:35 PM
Is it just me, or is 2016 really collecting an inordinately large amount of celebrities I know for it's goddamn death pool?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on November 26, 2016, 05:07:50 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florence-henderson-dead_us_5837d277e4b01ba68ac456d9

Florence Henderson died yesterday. Man... I grew up on the Brady Bunch. How many more days we got in this dreadful year?

So yeah got ninja'ed on Castro. Ah well. Sorry

As for Henderson, this is one of my favourite clips from Whose line is it anyway where she came on as a special guest. Great fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNTZYRxoWaw


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 26, 2016, 05:17:54 PM
Is it just me, or is 2016 really collecting an inordinately large amount of celebrities I know for it's goddamn death pool?

Well, I think it is actually a combination of things. Sure, a lot of "celebrities" are dying, but I think it has as much to do with the fact that A) in the era of Television and the paparazzi, there are more people who are "celebrities" and B) we are getting to the age where the people who were on TV, the radio, and in movies since we were children are now reaching the "Really old" stage where nature inevitably wins.

And now that the baby boom generation is getting up into that area we are going to see a lot more of it because they had such a large impact on who we know since there were/are so many of them.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on November 29, 2016, 04:56:52 AM
I know this probably isn't the ideal place for this mini rant but I really don't want to post in Politics, but the last week has left me flabbergasted at how many people who consider themselves left wing are prepared to defend and justify Castro.

Yeah, he stood up to the US for 50 years, but that doesn't make him a socialist. He took on that mantle solely to align himself with the Soviet Union since he had no other choice. Yes there were improvements in health care and social housing but only in the 1960s and after Batista it wasn't hard to do better! Opposition and resistance were brutally repressed, as were LGBT people with forced labour camps and mass arrests! Abortion wasn't legal until 1979. Communist Party bureaucrats lived in lavish luxury while ordinary people lived in poverty.

Being a freedom fighter doesn't automatically make you a 'man of the people' and the total lack of objectivity on the part of many left wing commentators this week has been very disheartening.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: satael on November 29, 2016, 06:12:26 AM
I know this probably isn't the ideal place for this mini rant but I really don't want to post in Politics, but the last week has left me flabbergasted at how many people who consider themselves left wing are prepared to defend and justify Castro.

Yeah, he stood up to the US for 50 years, but that doesn't make him a socialist. He took on that mantle solely to align himself with the Soviet Union since he had no other choice. Yes there were improvements in health care and social housing but only in the 1960s and after Batista it wasn't hard to do better! Opposition and resistance were brutally repressed, as were LGBT people with forced labour camps and mass arrests! Abortion wasn't legal until 1979. Communist Party bureaucrats lived in lavish luxury while ordinary people lived in poverty.

Being a freedom fighter doesn't automatically make you a 'man of the people' and the total lack of objectivity on the part of many left wing commentators this week has been very disheartening.

Not to defend Castro, but using abortion law as  the measure seems a bit weird considering it was totally illegal in 30 states of USA until 1973 (so just a difference of 6 years). By that standard Finland must be something else since abortion was (partly) legalized in the 1950s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_Finland)?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on November 29, 2016, 06:46:24 AM
It was just one example, of the many that you can easily dig up, of an authoritarian society that was a very long way away from the socialist paradise that some on the left seem to think it was.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Engels on November 29, 2016, 01:54:43 PM
I'm curious; who on the left is lionizing Castro? Cuz, you know, mass execution of dissidents, etc.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on November 29, 2016, 02:36:31 PM
Mostly family/fools (that boundary is increasingly indistinct) on Facebook etc.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on November 30, 2016, 12:48:49 AM
The Prime Minister of Canada.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on December 01, 2016, 09:37:20 PM
The actor that played Manuel on Fawlty Towers died last week.

2016 just keeps on sticking it to us.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 03, 2016, 09:56:27 AM
December 2016 begins it's harvest.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alice-drummond-character-actress-broadway-star-dies-at-88-report-952453


Quote
Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)

She is widely remembered for playing a librarian frightened by an evil spirit in the beginning of 1984's 'Ghostbusters.'

Alice Drummond, an actress who starred in several CBS soap operas and performed regularly on Broadway in the 1960s and '70s, has died. She was 88.

Character actress June Gable, a friend of Drummond's, said her death was caused by complications from a fall she suffered two months prior, according to The New York Times.

Drummond made numerous appearances on TV sitcoms and Broadway shows (The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, You Can't Take It With You) before venturing into film. She starred as Nurse Jackson on the 1967 series Dark Shadows and had regular roles on CBS soap dramas Where the Heart Is and As the World Turns.

In 1970, she garnered a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress in a play for her performance in Murray Schisgal's The Chinese.

Drummond scored one of her most memorable film roles playing a frightened librarian who is later questioned by Bill Murray in the beginning of 1984's Ghostbusters. She is also widely known for playing one Robin Williams' patients in 1990's Awakenings, an Oscar-nominated film based on the true life story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks.

The actress most recently appeared as a senile senior citizen in the 2010 comedy Furry Vengeance, starring Brendan Fraser, Samantha Bee, Ken Jeong and Brooke Shields.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on December 06, 2016, 12:35:28 PM
2016 Strikes again, Maester Aemon is dead:

British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has died at the age of 93. (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38225796)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on December 06, 2016, 05:42:58 PM
Well that tears it. Winter is Coming, the Walkers will be here soon. About goddamn time.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on December 08, 2016, 10:24:14 AM
And there goes Greg Lake.   :heartbreak:  Now only Palmer is left.  Cancer again.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on December 08, 2016, 02:30:17 PM
Add John Glenn to the list.  Dead at 95.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/12/08/john-glenn-the-first-american-astronaut-to-orbit-the-earth-dies-at-95/?pushid=breaking-news_1481232545&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.70f111d1d6e8 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/12/08/john-glenn-the-first-american-astronaut-to-orbit-the-earth-dies-at-95/?pushid=breaking-news_1481232545&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.70f111d1d6e8)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on December 08, 2016, 02:53:16 PM
TBH I thought he died a while back. He really left the public life when he retired. Godspeed.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on December 08, 2016, 02:59:52 PM
Godspeed, John Glenn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5soUes2-LrU)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on December 08, 2016, 03:46:23 PM
 :sad:

That actually really hurts.  Fuck.

This year really is the very worst.

Goodspeed .   :sad:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 08, 2016, 06:39:37 PM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87f27075e56bfb271a2d072fcf190ec8436eb1c33f37218754466762ba0138ee.jpg)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: jgsugden on December 09, 2016, 07:54:31 PM
 Dave Brubeck has left us.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Selby on December 09, 2016, 08:25:56 PM
Damn you 2012 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck)!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on December 09, 2016, 10:52:49 PM
Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer died two days ago:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Lake


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on December 10, 2016, 08:36:45 AM
Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer died two days ago:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Lake

Keith Emerson also died early this year (March 2016).

 :cry: 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on December 10, 2016, 04:20:34 PM
Somebody really famous is going to die New Years Eve I bet.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on December 13, 2016, 08:48:20 PM
Alan Thicke just passed on...

ugh.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 13, 2016, 08:49:39 PM
And it just won't stop.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on December 13, 2016, 08:52:00 PM
Is that Robin Thick's father?  The universe took the wrong Thicke.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on December 14, 2016, 01:48:26 AM
Alan Thicke also wrote a lot of TV show theme songs in the 70's and 80's.  The one for Diff'rent Strokes was probably his most well know and it's also his voice you hear singing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJIVK-daGk


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on December 15, 2016, 02:26:08 PM
Craig Sager died. This year needs to end.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on December 17, 2016, 10:59:38 AM
Dr. Henry Heimlich just died. Came across local news since he lived around here.

Interesting  note: despite inventing the manuver, he never used it until a few years ago.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on December 18, 2016, 05:14:47 PM
And Zsa Zsa Gabor kicks it at age 99.  2016 apparently using the corpses of old famous people as a ramp to give itselfs a Dukes of Hazard type entry into 2017.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on December 18, 2016, 06:21:21 PM
And Zsa Zsa Gabor kicks it at age 99.  2016 apparently using the corpses of old famous people as a ramp to give itselfs a Dukes of Hazard type entry into 2017.

Somebody needs to put a watchdog on Wilford Brimley. He's got diabetus.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Tale on December 18, 2016, 06:39:13 PM
And Zsa Zsa Gabor kicks it at age 99.  2016 apparently using the corpses of old famous people as a ramp to give itselfs a Dukes of Hazard type entry into 2017.

Ultimate lesser celebrity.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on December 18, 2016, 11:35:48 PM
And Zsa Zsa Gabor kicks it at age 99.  2016 apparently using the corpses of old famous people as a ramp to give itselfs a Dukes of Hazard type entry into 2017.

Ultimate lesser celebrity.
Literally came in here to post that the world's most lesser celebrity just kicked it. And then wanted to ask if 2016 would be willing to take every member of the Kardashians.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 19, 2016, 03:56:00 AM
I don't think Death can handle that much Silicone at once.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 23, 2016, 04:46:18 PM
Might be jumping the gun here but...

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38423963

Quote
US actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack during a flight, reports say.

She went into cardiac arrest on the London to LA flight, the LA Times said.

Passengers attempted to revive her with CPR and she was rushed to hospital when the plane landed after midday local time (20:00 GMT), the TMZ website said.

Fisher, 60, had been on tour promoting her latest book The Princess Diarist.

The heart attack happened about 15 minutes before the plane landed in LA, celebrity news website TMZ reported. A medic who was travelling on the plane administered CPR.

A law enforcement official told NBC that her condition was "not good".

United Airlines issued a statement saying that Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles was met on the ground by medical personnel after the crew reported that a passenger was "unresponsive", but did not name the passenger, Reuters reported.

Passengers on the plane have been tweeting about what they saw.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on December 23, 2016, 06:49:35 PM
Might be jumping the gun here but...

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38423963

Quote
US actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack during a flight, reports say.

She went into cardiac arrest on the London to LA flight, the LA Times said.

Passengers attempted to revive her with CPR and she was rushed to hospital when the plane landed after midday local time (20:00 GMT), the TMZ website said.

Fisher, 60, had been on tour promoting her latest book The Princess Diarist.

The heart attack happened about 15 minutes before the plane landed in LA, celebrity news website TMZ reported. A medic who was travelling on the plane administered CPR.

A law enforcement official told NBC that her condition was "not good".

United Airlines issued a statement saying that Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles was met on the ground by medical personnel after the crew reported that a passenger was "unresponsive", but did not name the passenger, Reuters reported.

Passengers on the plane have been tweeting about what they saw.

Well, shit.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on December 23, 2016, 08:44:39 PM
She is still alive and her condition is being reported as stable now so yes, you've jumped the gun just a tad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: rattran on December 23, 2016, 09:16:16 PM
She is still alive and her condition is being reported as stable now so yes, you've jumped the gun just a tad.

It's 2016, she'll probably expire and take Betty White with her. Shit, this year started out taking Abe Vigoda and has managed to go downhill from there.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on December 23, 2016, 10:50:54 PM
She is still alive and her condition is being reported as stable now so yes, you've jumped the gun just a tad.

That has been retracted and the supposed source for it (the brother) says he never said that. She is in the ICU on a ventilator and it doesn't look particularly good.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 24, 2016, 10:56:10 AM
Well, this isn't jumping the gun.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/status-quo-guitarist-rick-parfitt-has-died-769928.html

Quote
Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died from a severe infection.

The 68-year-old's manager has confirmed he passed away in Spain at lunchtime after being taken into hospital on Thursday,

He'd been suffering complications with a pre-existing shoulder injury.

The statement said: "We are truly devastated to have to announce that Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has passed away at lunchtime today.

"He died in hospital in Marbella, Spain as a result of a severe infection, having been admitted to hospital on Thursday evening following complications to a shoulder injury incurred by a previous fall.

"This tragic news comes at a time when Rick was hugely looking forward to launching a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017 following his departure from Status Quo's touring activities on medical advice.

"He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, fellow band members, management, crew and his dedicated legion of fans from throughout the world, gained through 50 years of monumental success with Status Quo.

"Rick is survived by his wife Lyndsay, their twins Tommy and Lily and Rick's adult children Rick Jnr and Harry.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on December 24, 2016, 06:53:56 PM
The only way 2016 ends is with the Queen departing.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on December 25, 2016, 02:14:27 AM
Nearly all of the Red Army's Choir (the Alexandrov Ensemble) went down in a plane this morning.  

EDIT: Also possible that Dr. Liza, who is one of Russia's top humanitarians, was on board although there are conflicting reports on that.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: BobtheSomething on December 25, 2016, 12:53:42 PM
Nearly all of the Red Army's Choir (the Alexandrov Ensemble) went down in a plane this morning.  

EDIT: Also possible that Dr. Liza, who is one of Russia's top humanitarians, was on board although there are conflicting reports on that.

2016 is the year-equivalent to my sister in law's cat: an insatiable murder machine that thinks it's giving us presents. 


I'm also starting to wonder if some psychic little girl somewhere doesn't have a notebook full of dates, locations and numbers that ends with "12/31/2016 _____ Everyone Else."


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on December 25, 2016, 05:02:54 PM
Supposedly George Michael?? Jesus fuck...


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on December 25, 2016, 05:25:11 PM
Supposedly George Michael?? Jesus fuck...

Damn.

I am sure there are going to be all kinds of bad "Last Christmas" jokes/memes on this one with the timing.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on December 25, 2016, 05:54:30 PM
2016 can't even take a break on fucking Christmas.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on December 25, 2016, 06:49:47 PM
I saw this news right after watching Deadpool for the second time.  Too much of a coincidence!   :ye_gods:

Also, RIP George Michael... public toilets are just a tiny wee bit safer today.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Brolan on December 25, 2016, 08:50:22 PM
2016 can't even take a break on fucking Christmas.

2016 is a serial killer on PCP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on December 26, 2016, 01:19:17 AM
Honest to gods, the news piece I was reading reporting his demise stated that his death was "unexplained but not suspicious."

If that wasn't an eighties album title it should have been..


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on December 26, 2016, 01:31:33 AM
Also, RIP George Michael... public toilets are just a tiny wee bit safer today.

 :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on December 26, 2016, 02:53:28 AM
There had been AIDS rumors for a woman hike hadn't there?  Ever since the pneumonia that almost killed him in 2011.   Sad, he was a good musician.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Reg on December 26, 2016, 07:00:00 AM
People don't actually die from HIV anymore do they? So long as they take their drugs?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Brolan on December 26, 2016, 09:58:39 AM
There is some concern about the Queen of England's health.  That would be the ultimate celebrity death.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on December 26, 2016, 11:13:26 AM
...for a woman hike...

I keep staring at that. Some sort of autocorrect typo I know, but for what?

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on December 26, 2016, 11:51:09 AM
A while now. Very weird.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 26, 2016, 12:06:55 PM
People don't actually die from HIV anymore do they? So long as they take their drugs?

Technically, no-one ever died from HIV, just the infections it let in. Even if its treated, it can create a lowered immune system that can make it easier for flus and colds to affect you.

But yeah, HIV is pretty much non scary anymore, to the extent they have to run constant programs these days to persuade Gay men to condom up, and quit the anonymous sex shit which is just resulting in a whole load of other stds spreading like wildfire. People are morons.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Soln on December 26, 2016, 04:10:08 PM
... they have to run constant programs these days to persuade Gay men to condom up, and quit the anonymous sex shit which is just resulting in a whole load of other stds spreading like wildfire. People are morons.

That's inaccurate and unfair.  I'm going to feel bad for someone passing who did a lot publicly and privately for charity, including for HIV sufferers and their families.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Torinak on December 26, 2016, 05:26:23 PM
People don't actually die from HIV anymore do they? So long as they take their drugs?

Technically, no-one ever died from HIV, just the infections it let in. Even if its treated, it can create a lowered immune system that can make it easier for flus and colds to affect you.

But yeah, HIV is pretty much non scary anymore, to the extent they have to run constant programs these days to persuade Gay men to condom up, and quit the anonymous sex shit which is just resulting in a whole load of other stds spreading like wildfire. People are morons.


It's "pretty much non scary" as long as you can afford $20-80K/year to pay for just the drugs, for life.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 26, 2016, 08:53:33 PM
That's inaccurate and unfair.  I'm going to feel bad for someone passing who did a lot publicly and privately for charity, including for HIV sufferers and their families.

The guy was a musical genius, and I played several of his songs on my Radio show tonight. I actually have really enjoyed the vidoes of his live shows I have seen.

I wasn't actually trying to start a flame war, I was just responding to a comment. Anyway, I'll just drop this link and leave it at that. http://www.alternet.org/activism/shocking-second-hiv-epidemic-among-us-gay-men-no-one-talking-about


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 26, 2016, 09:50:03 PM
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The Royle Family actress Liz Smith has died aged 95, a spokeswoman for her family has said.

The actress, who played the ailing Nana in the hit comedy show, died on Christmas Eve.

A statement from the spokeswoman on Monday night said: “The BAFTA award-winning actress Liz Smith has died, on Christmas Eve, at the age of 95, her family has announced

 Her death comes in the same year as her co-star Caroline Aherne, who died from lung cancer.

She won best actress at the British Comedy Awards at the age of 85 for her role as Nana in The Royle Family, and played eccentric baker Letitia Cropley in The Vicar Of Dibley.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/royle-family-actress-liz-smith-dies-aged-95-770076.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 27, 2016, 11:59:23 AM
Not celebrities, per se, but:

Vera Rubin confirmed existence of dark matter: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/26/507022497/vera-rubin-who-confirmed-existence-of-dark-matter-dies-at-88

and

Richard Adams wrote Watership Down (one of my favorite books): http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38446309


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on December 27, 2016, 12:10:23 PM
2016 got Carrie Fisher after all. :(

http://people.com/movies/carrie-fisher-dies/

Will this year never end?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on December 27, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
She has her own thread: http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25486.0


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 28, 2016, 12:20:54 AM
http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a817822/year-without-a-santa-clauss-heat-miser-actor-george-s-irving-dies/

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George S. Irving - a Broadway veteran who famously lent his voice to classic cartoon The Year Without a Santa Claus - has died.

The Massachusetts-born actor passed away of natural causes in New York City on Boxing Day (December 26), his friend and director David Staller told Deadline.

Staller's statement read: "No human being ever told a story with as much crackle, or filled the room with such delight. He was incapable of speaking a line wrong.

"He had a gift for squeezing the most potent insight out of a role. As a man, he never had a harsh word to say about anyone. His heart was always open and ready to share. He will be missed beyond expression."

Irving's long stage career dates back to the early 1940s, when he starred in the original Broadway production of the now-classic Oklahoma!.

He would later win a Tony Award for Irene, a reinvention of the Joseph McCarthy play also starring Debbie Reynolds and her now-late daughter Carrie Fisher.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 28, 2016, 09:22:58 AM
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Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

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Image caption Rubin discovered that the stars at the edges of galaxies moved faster than expected

Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose pioneering work on galaxy rotation rates led to the theory of dark matter, has died at the age of 88, her son says.

Allan Rubin said she died on Sunday of natural causes, AP reported. She was living in Princeton, New Jersey.

Her studies earned her numerous honours, including being the second female astronomer to be elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.

But many questioned why she was never awarded a Nobel Prize.

In 1974, Rubin discovered that the stars at the edges of galaxies moved faster than expected.

Gravity calculations using only visible matter in galaxies showed that the outer stars should have been moving more slowly.

To reconcile her observations with the law of gravity, scientists proposed there was matter we cannot see and called it dark matter.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38440291


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on December 28, 2016, 07:06:39 PM
That purveyor of bunny snuff lit, destroyer of childhoods, aka Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, died at 96 on Christmas Eve.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38446309


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on December 29, 2016, 09:55:21 AM
Not really a celebrity, but the man who invented the red Solo cup has died.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on December 29, 2016, 12:04:22 PM
See other thread.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on December 29, 2016, 12:56:41 PM
Already in the Carrier Fisher thread.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on December 29, 2016, 01:22:15 PM
LaVell Edwards died. More of a local guy here as the former coach of BYU but for football fans he and his coaching tree pretty much redefined football over the last 40 years.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 29, 2016, 08:43:38 PM
EDIT: NEVER MIND.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on December 30, 2016, 05:01:35 PM
Jean-Christophe Victor died.

He has been moderating Le Dessous Des Cartes / Mit offenen Karten (~ "With open maps") since 1990 straight. A weekly ~11 minute documentary series on ARTE about geopolitics, illustrated with the help maps.

The show was is really a small gem. Shame to see him go.  :sad:

Only in French and German, else it would be something I'd recommend to the utmost.

English wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_dessous_des_cartes


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 31, 2016, 01:02:12 PM
Only 5 hours to go here


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Sandra Giles, Actress in 'Daddy-O' and 'It Happened at the World's Fair,' Dies at 84

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Sandra Giles with Dick Contino in the 1958 film 'Daddy-O.'
The blond bombshell, who was discovered at Canter's delicatessen, had a flair for publicity and dated tennis player Bobby Riggs.

Sandra Giles, an actress and Hollywood pinup queen who appeared in such films as Daddy-O and Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World's Fair, has died. She was 84.

Giles died in Los Angeles on Christmas Day after a battle with bullous pemphigoid, an autoimmune skin disease, her daughter, singer Sandra Piller, told The Hollywood Reporter.

In her big-screen debut, Giles bested singer-accordionist Dick Contino in a drag race and danced to some rock 'n' roll in Daddy-O (1958), which was scored by John Williams in his feature debut. The starlet also appeared in The Matchmaker, A Lust to Kill and Lost, Lonely and Vicious that year.

She later could be seen in Black Spurs (1965); with Raquel Welch in Flareup (1969); and in Black Gunn (1972), starring Jim Brown.

"She had that wonderful appeal for all the guys, but she didn't intimidate the women," the late producer A.C. Lyles once said. "She had the same innocence as Marilyn [Monroe]. She didn't look like she would go after someone's husband. And she had this great gift for publicity, hardly without even trying. It just seemed to come to her."

A native of Hooker, Okla., Lelia Bernice Giles came to California to be with her divorced mother. While working at Canter's delicatessen in Los Angeles, she was noticed by a press agent, jump-starting her career.

In 1958, Giles upstaged the Hollywood premiere of the Clark Gable-Doris Day film Teacher's Pet when she emerged in the rain from a pink, furry convertible Cadillac. That led to her being photographed in a bubble bath for a Life magazine spread that was headlined, "The Blond From Hooker — How to Become a Movie Star."

Later, Giles participated in a publicity stunt in which a nude painting of her was unveiled at the reopening of the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966. And in the 1970s, she dated tennis player Bobby Riggs, right around the time of his Battle of the Sexes duel with Billie Jean King.

Giles also was on television in Bachelor Father, Peter Gunn, Rawhide, Burke's Law, Quincy M.E., Colombo, Land of the Giants, Adam-12 and The Odd Couple (in an episode with Riggs).

On the stage, she appeared with Tony Randall and Mickey Rooney in a production of The Odd Couple at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and co-starred with Don Knotts in Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sandra-giles-dead-daddy-o-actress-dies-at-84-960071


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on December 31, 2016, 10:30:49 PM
Hah. 2016 has one last bite while you were breathing a sigh of relief

http://womanista.com/2017/01/01/william-christopher-m-a-s-h-star-passes-away-at-age-84/

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Another incredible actor leaves us in 2016. William Christopher, the actor best known as Father Mulcahy on the classic sitcom M.A.S.H., died today following a battle with lung cancer. He was 84, and died in his Pasadena home according to his son, John, who made the news public.

A Chicagoland native, born in Evanston, Illinois in 1932, Christopher appeared on The Andy Griffith Show, The Patty Duke Show, and The Men from Shiloh, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C, That Girl and Hogan’s Heroes.

In 1972, he landed his most well-known role, replacing the actor who portrayed Father Mulcahy in the M.A.S.H. pilot. He would remain a series regular throughout the show’s 11 season run, and was beloved by many in the role. He even played Father Mulcahy in the short-lived M.A.S.H.spinoff AfterMASH.

Christopher also held guest roles on shows such as The Love Boat, Good Times, Murder, She Wrote, and Mad About You. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on January 01, 2017, 02:43:45 AM
Jocularity.  :sad:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on January 01, 2017, 03:48:09 AM
Used to watch MASH with my uncle when I'd visit, and later the reruns would become television staple. I know some of these folks are old, but this shit's just been brutal. I don't feel this old.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on January 15, 2017, 05:51:00 PM
Suppose we had best get 2017 started.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dick-gautier-dead-get-smart-actor-was-85-964369

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Dick Gautier, Hymie the Robot on 'Get Smart,' Dies at 85

9:32 AM PST 1/14/2017 by Mike Barnes

Dick Gautier, who starred on Broadway in the original production of Bye, Bye Birdie and then famously played Hymie the Robot on the sitcom Get Smart, has died. He was 85.

Gautier died Friday night at an assisted living facility in Arcadia, Calif., after a long illness, his daughter Denise told The Hollywood Reporter.

Gautier, who started his career as a stand-up comic, received a Tony nomination for playing Conrad Birdie, the character based on Elvis Presley, in the memorable, original 1960 production of Bye, Bye Birdie, starring Dick Van Dyke.

The handsome actor appeared as Hymie on just six episodes of Get Smart over four seasons, yet he was one of the spy spoof's most popular characters.

Hymie, who was incredibly strong and had a supercomputer for a brain and wires and components in a compartment in his chest, originally was built for the evil organization KAOS but came over to CONTROL (the good guys) because Max (Don Adams) was the first one to treat him like a real person.

"When I met with the powers that be, I told them that when I was a kid in Canada I saw a man in a storefront window acting like a manikin to drum up business," he said in 2013. "If you could make him smile, you’d get $10. So, I tried, but not by acting crazy — I merely imitated his movements. I didn’t win the $10, but I got the part of Hymie, which was a little better."

Eventually, Max picked Hymie to be his best man for his wedding with Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon), and Gautier returned as the robot for a 1989 Get Smart TV movie.

In 1975, Gautier starred as Robin Hood on the short-lived ABC series When Things Were Rotten, co-created by Mel Brooks, who, of course, had launched Get Smart as well.

Gautier was a veteran stand-up performer and working at The Blue Angel nightclub in New York as an opener for headliner and singer Margaret Whiting when he was spotted by Bye, Bye Birdie director Gower Champion and Charles Strouse, who did the music for the production.

"They asked me to read for this thing," he recalled in a 2014 interview with Kliph Nesteroff. "I was a little put off because I didn't like rock and roll. Not at that point. I said, 'I don't think it's for me. I like Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.'

"They said, 'Will you at least come in and audition?' I went in and they said, 'Would you sing an Elvis song?' I said, 'I don't know any Elvis songs.' So they just played some blues and I ad-libbed and I guess they liked it. Couple months later they called."

Gautier told his agent, "'It's not for me. I feel very inhibited and very intimidated by this whole Elvis thing because it's not me.' He said, 'It's a satire.' Then I went, 'Ohhhhh.' When he said that, then I got it. Suddenly it was OK. I got the part, got a Tony nomination, and my career was in a whole different place. I didn't work nightclubs anymore."

Jesse Pearson played Conrad in the 1963 movie version.

Gautier was born on Oct. 30, 1931, in Culver City, and his father, a French-Canadian, worked as a grip at MGM. He spent some time growing up in Montreal and sang and did a comedy act with a band that wound up on a local TV show in Los Angeles.

Gautier served in the U.S. Navy, where he booked acts, including a young Johnny Mathis. When he got out of the service in San Francisco, he hung out at the hungry i nightclub and decided to try stand-up. He and the legendary Mort Sahl were among the first comics to be booked at the club, which would go on to become a renowned breeding ground for stand-ups.

The charming Gautier played clubs all over the country and for a time toured with the folk act The Kingston Trio. When he was looking for material for an act in Las Vegas, he paid Jay Leno and David Letterman $100 an hour to write jokes for him, he said in the chat with Nesteroff.

Gautier appeared in a guest stint on The Patty Duke Show and was in the Joshua Logan-directed Ensign Pulver (1964), and he had regular roles on the short-lived series Mr. Terrific and Here We Go Again, starring Larry Hagman. He also played an amorous sportscaster on an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

He co-wrote the 1968 pot movie Maryjane (1968) with Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall and the 1972 film Wild in the Sky (1972), starring Georg Stanford Brown.

Gautier also appeared in such films as Divorce American Style (1967) — playing Van Dyke's attorney — Fun With Dick and Jane (1977) and Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) and on TV shows including Charlie's Angels; The Love Boat; Murder, She Wrote; Silk Stalkings; and Nip/Tuck.

He also was a guest on many game shows, including Tattletales, on which he appeared with his then-wife, actress Barbara Stuart.

Starting in the mid-1980s, Gautier worked often as a voice actor, heard on such shows as Galtar and the Golden Lance, G.I. Joe, The Transformers, The New Yogi Bear Show and The Addams Family.

An accomplished artist, Gautier also wrote and illustrated several books about drawing and how to become a cartoonist.

"Cartooning has been my hobby, my therapy, a delicious pastime and on occasion my salvation — it got me through some tight financial spots when I was a struggling actor," he wrote in the introduction to his 1989 book, The Creative Cartoonist.

In addition to Denise, survivors include his former wife Tess; daughter Chris and son Rand; grandchildren Darby, Brandon, Megan and Elisa; and great-grandchildren Reya, Bella, Odette, Jade and Avery.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on January 16, 2017, 03:09:14 PM
Today's contribution:

"WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka has passed away at the age of 73 years old following a battle with stomach cancer."

73 is actually pretty impressive for a pro wrestler.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on January 16, 2017, 03:42:21 PM
It always amazes me how fake sports can really take a toll on the human body. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 16, 2017, 03:52:12 PM
Cos it's only fake in so far as the outcome is predetermined. The athletic and damage to the body part is very very real.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on January 16, 2017, 04:32:14 PM
Yeah seriously. It's body gymnastics put to a male oriented soap opera. But the acrobatics are pretty damn real.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on January 16, 2017, 04:51:28 PM
Cos it's only fake in so far as the outcome is predetermined. The athletic and damage to the body part is very very real.

I'll use green text next time.

Wrestlers are pure entertainers.  It's sad to see them go at an early age.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on January 16, 2017, 05:01:37 PM
Jimmy Snuka was also a giant piece of shit and likely a murderer, so I'm not terribly upset by his going.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 16, 2017, 08:20:19 PM
Gene Cernan, last human to set foot on the surface of the moon died today at 82.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on January 17, 2017, 12:38:43 AM
Yeah seriously. It's body gymnastics put to a male oriented soap opera. But the acrobatics are pretty damn real.

They are, as a group, also serious steroid abusers.  Not to mention that many of them seem to develop other serious drug problems.  It's amazing their hearts hold out as long as they do sometimes.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on January 17, 2017, 07:41:37 AM
Yeah seriously. It's body gymnastics put to a male oriented soap opera. But the acrobatics are pretty damn real.

They are, as a group, also serious steroid abusers.  Not to mention that many of them seem to develop other serious drug problems.  It's amazing their hearts hold out as long as they do sometimes.

The amount of cocaine Randy Savage did back in the 80s was said to be legendary. Many of the old coke fiend wrestlers back then are now dead of heart attacks, and one of the few left is Hogan, who I imagine sometimes lies in bed wondering when it's going to be his turn.

Most of the younger wrestlers performing nowadays lead shockingly clean lives compared to the guys in the 80s and 90s. Few to no drugs, little to no alcohol, steroids are rare.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on January 17, 2017, 09:16:44 AM
Mostly due to the fact that the business isn't 100% driven by Vince McMahon's infatuation with 260 lb bodybuilders anymore. WWE just ran a tournament in the UK to launch a new show, and the average participant was about 5'11 170 lbs.

Note to the one who mentioned it, yes Snuka was likely quite a piece of shit, but he's dead so I'll leave it at that.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on January 19, 2017, 04:31:07 PM
Bob Morton has been cashed out.  :sad:

RIP Miguel Ferrer


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on January 20, 2017, 02:08:17 AM
That'll be a relief for dick jones.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on January 20, 2017, 02:11:58 AM
Look how young he was back then:


(http://www.oschti.ch/images/Filme/RoboCop/A-000-Miguel-Ferrer-Bob-Morton-RoboCop.jpg)

Times passes to quick.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 20, 2017, 02:01:35 PM
He was one of my favorite "Hey It's that guy!" actors. Consistently good in everything I saw him in.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on January 20, 2017, 02:08:18 PM
He was one of my favorite "Hey It's that guy!" actors. Consistently good in everything I saw him in.

That is Eugene Levy for me. God I hope I didn't curse him now...


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on January 27, 2017, 09:46:30 AM
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/mike-connors-dead-dies-joe-mannix-1201971140/

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Mike Connors, ‘Mannix’ Star, Dies at 91

Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix on 1960s and ’70s show “Mannix,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.

He had been diagnosed a week ago with leukemia, according to his son-in-law Mike Condon.

“Mannix” ran for eight seasons from 1968 to 1975 and was the last series from Desilu Productions. Connors won a Golden Globe for his performance as a tough, athletic investigator, who in quintessential detective show style, insisted on doing things his own way and often got beat up in the process. He drove an impressive series of muscle cars including a Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Camaro.

Desilu president Lucille Ball convinced CBS not to cancel the show despite initial poor ratings, and it caught on after being retooled into a somewhat more conventional detective series. Mannix’s secretary, played by Gail Fisher, was one of few African-American actresses on TV at the time. “Here’s Lucy” produced a crossover episode in 1971 with Connors and Ball, called “Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage.”

As recently as 2007, he made a guest appearance on “Two and a Half Men.” His other TV appearances included “Murder, She Wrote,” “Love Boat,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on January 27, 2017, 05:43:38 PM
http://metv.com/stories/rip-barbara-hale-of-perry-mason

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Barbara Hale, best known for her role as Della Street on the legal drama Perry Mason, passed away Thursday at the age of 94.

Born in 1922 in Northern Illinois, Hale moved to Hollywood in 1943 and started appearing on film in uncredited roles.

Not long after she arrived in the City of Angels, Hale signed a contract with RKO Pictures. In the 1940s, she appeared in the films Lady Luck, West of Pecos and Higher and Higher, the latter with Frank Sinatra.

Despite a strong movie career that continued into the 1950s with roles in Lorna Doone and The Jackpot,Hale landed the role of legal secretary Della Street on the drama Perry Mason in 1957.

The series ran for nine seasons, with Hale appearing in all 271 episodes.

After Perry Mason wrapped in 1966, Hale continued to make guest appearances on television in series like Ironside, Adam-12 and The Doris Day Show.

However, Hale remained forever dedicated to her most famous role. Throughout the 1980s and '90s, she appeared in 30 Perry Mason TV movies.

The Washington Post reported the death Friday afternoon. Hale's husband, Bill Williams, died in 1992. She's survived by her three children, Jodi, William and Juanita.

Her son, William Katt, is best known as the star of The Greatest American Hero. Katt paid tribute to his mother on Facebook, writing, "Lost my beautiful wonderful mom Barbara Hale yesterday afternoon…. We’ve all been so lucky to have her for so long. She was gracious and kind and silly and always fun to be with. A wonderful actress and smart business woman she was most of all a treasure as a friend and mother!"


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Father mike on February 07, 2017, 07:26:24 PM
Richard Hatch -- Apollo from original 'Battlestar Galactica -- has passed away.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/richard-hatch-dead-battlestar-galactica-star-captain-apollo-dies-1201980779/ (http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/richard-hatch-dead-battlestar-galactica-star-captain-apollo-dies-1201980779/)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on February 07, 2017, 09:36:50 PM
Professor Irwin Corey, at the wonderful old age of 102.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/07/513879165/the-worlds-foremost-authority-has-died-prof-irwin-corey-was-102


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on February 11, 2017, 03:07:10 AM
Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers, has died at age 87. 

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/mike-ilitch-dead-at-87-1.3977563


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on February 13, 2017, 09:38:26 AM
Had no idea Ilitch was that old.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 13, 2017, 09:52:14 AM
Really? He looked like he achieved lichdom sometime in the mid 90s.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on February 13, 2017, 11:56:47 AM
Probably haven't seen a picture of him in ten years to be honest.

On the really obscure front - Chavo Guerrero Sr. passed away a couple days ago. The less famous brother of the late Eddie Guerrero.

68 years old, had liver cancer.

I bring him up mostly for some really fond memories of the guy around 2004. In his mid 50s and he was coming out with his son Chavo Jr week in week out wrestling in comedy matches as "Chavo Classic". They even put the Cruiser Weight belt on him that year (I believe he collapsed on top of the then unconscious champion to win the belt). Apparently a really nice guy, and he brought a lot of smiles to my face.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on February 17, 2017, 10:44:21 PM
William James Myers, known to fans as George “The Animal” Steele, passed away Friday, according to WWE.

The wrestling entertainment site states Steele was one of its "wildest and most unpredictable" superstars.

Before hitting the WWE scene in 1967, Steele was a high school teacher and a wrestling coach.

Article (http://www.wwe.com/article/george-the-animal-steele-passes-away?sf56849975=1)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on February 18, 2017, 10:19:06 AM
Good lord, another old time wrestler, Ivan Koloff, passed away yesterday.  He was actually a french Quebecer, not Russian, but he was certainly one of the most hated heels ever and shockingly ended Bruno Sammartino's nearly 8 year reign as champion.

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/807289-breaking-news-pro-wrestling-legend-ivan-koloff-passes-away-following-battle-w-liver-disease


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on February 26, 2017, 10:04:10 AM
Game over man, Bill Paxton at 61.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-paxton-death_us_58b2f48fe4b060480e08bd02



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on February 26, 2017, 10:05:01 AM
Game over, man.

Bill Paxton dead at 61

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/bill-paxton-versatile-big-love-actor-dead-at-61-w468938

EDIT: God damnit Merusk, if I didn't have to find a link I could copy on my phone I would have posted first!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on February 26, 2017, 10:08:45 AM
Once again the PC is superior.

Of course I should be researching rather than web browsing.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Threash on February 26, 2017, 10:17:55 AM
He was the only actor to ever be killed by the Alien, Predator and Terminator.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on February 26, 2017, 10:54:51 AM
Fuck man... and I'd say he skirts the lesser celebrity/popular celeb category. Always remember him from Weird Science... "Do you realize it is snowing in my room god damn it!!"


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on February 26, 2017, 10:57:33 AM
Fuck man... and I'd say he skirts the lesser celebrity/popular celeb category. Always remember him from Weird Science... "Do you realize it is snowing in my room god damn it!!"

I totally forgot that he was Chet.  Hate seeing people go so young. 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on February 26, 2017, 11:07:52 AM
Surgery complications are a bitch.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on February 26, 2017, 12:31:31 PM
He was the only actor to ever be killed by the Alien, Predator and Terminator.

Lance Henriksen also shares that honor, if you count Aliens vs. Predator. Also, Bill's character was only thrown into a chain link fence in Terminator -- we never saw a body.

Paxton was one of my favorite "bad" actors of all time. He could always bring a smile to my face, and honestly he was totally fine with serious parts -- it's just that nobody went over the top like he could, so I always missed it in his serious roles.

But Frailty, One False Move -- yeah he could handle the serious just fine.

It just struck me -- now really no chance for a Near Dark II...

 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on February 26, 2017, 12:44:32 PM
He'd been killing it in the Training Day tv show too. Guess that's done now, since he was the only reason to watch.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on February 27, 2017, 09:21:48 AM
Stormchasers united to give tribute to Bill by aligning their tracking signals to form "BP."

http://gizmodo.com/storm-chasers-unite-to-give-bill-paxton-an-epic-tribute-1792765560?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 27, 2017, 07:05:51 PM
That is awesome.

Speaking of storm chasers- the show about the El Reno tornado that caught Tim Samaras and company was terrifying. Apparently there is footage from them up to a minute or so before they got hit, but will remain private.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on March 20, 2017, 11:12:15 AM
Bernie Wrightson.  Another one for fuck cancer.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-wrightson-dead_us_58cf5ee8e4b0be71dcf5b448

I remember studying his line work in college because it's just so damn beautiful.

 :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 20, 2017, 11:22:45 AM
Saw that this morning. FUUUUUUCCCCKKKK Cancer.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on April 11, 2017, 08:06:19 PM
J. Geils dead at 71 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guitarist-j-geils-dead-at-71-w476279)

I always enjoyed his band's songs. RIP


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on April 11, 2017, 08:49:11 PM
J. Geils dead at 71 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guitarist-j-geils-dead-at-71-w476279)

I always enjoyed his band's songs. RIP

My blood runs cold...  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Jimbo on April 11, 2017, 09:40:40 PM
Damn, I luv J. Geils  :heartbreak:

And a little late, but Paul O'Neill died too  :cry:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/arts/music/paul-oneill-dead-trans-siberian-orchestra-founder.html

I love going to there shows! It is like a Christmas tradition for my son and I to go and see them, way awesome rock opera.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on April 12, 2017, 08:52:55 AM
Can't find a link on my phone right now but just heard that David Letterman's mom died.

Her segments on the show were always fun.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on April 12, 2017, 12:29:13 PM
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2017/04/charlie-murphy-dead-at-57

:(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on April 12, 2017, 01:10:29 PM
He looked really bad when he was on Black Jesus and I'd wondered what was going on, because that's not how he looked at all on Chappelle's show.

Sad, he was really funny as a storyteller. That voice was great.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Segoris on April 13, 2017, 05:52:44 PM
Damn :(

(http://i.imgur.com/2LaT1Nv.jpg)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 13, 2017, 09:17:53 PM
That is a perfect tribute to the man.

/sadf


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on April 14, 2017, 09:33:15 AM
Wow, I always hoped that when I got to heaven there would be a kind of minimalist good taste thing going on.  In my father's house, it turns out, there are many mansions: some of them utterly tastelessly flamboyant.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on April 15, 2017, 01:53:01 PM
World's oldest person dies aged 117 (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/15/worlds-oldest-person-emma-morano-dies-aged-117)

Quote
Emma Morano, who at 117 was the world’s oldest living person, has died at her home in northern Italy.

Dr Carlo Bava said Morano’s carer had called him to say she had died on Saturday afternoon while sitting in an armchair at her home in Verbania, a town on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.

Bava said he had last seen on Morano on Friday. “She thanked me and held my hand as usual,” he said.

Morano, was born on 29 November 1899 and was believed to have been the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s.

(http://i.imgur.com/t4EprJb.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/xc56V5y.jpg)

Edit: The BBC has a bit more:

Quote
Ms Morano also credited her longevity to her decision, in 1938, to kick out her husband - a year after her baby boy died at just six months old.
The marriage had never been healthy, she said. She had been in love with a boy who was killed during World War One, and had no interest in marrying someone else.
But, she told La Stampa newspaper in an interview when she was a spritely 112 that she was left with little choice.
"He told me: 'If you're lucky you marry me, or I'll kill you'. I was 26 years old. I got married."
Eventually, it became too much. Though they separated in 1938, they remained married until he died in 1978. Ms Morano, who worked until she was 75, chose never to marry again.
"I didn't want to be dominated by anyone," she told the New York Times.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on April 15, 2017, 01:55:25 PM
the most minor of celebrities

five minutes of fame after her death


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on April 18, 2017, 05:55:54 PM
Anyone have George HW on at the top of their dead pool? I give him 72 hours.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on April 19, 2017, 12:03:10 AM
I don't, but I really should.  Too late now.  The odds are terrible.  The queen's been in my dead pool for 15 years, though.  I'm convinced she'll never die.  Dammit.  I almost put Donald Trump in my pool but I didn't want to jinx it.   :grin:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on April 19, 2017, 08:33:04 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/authorities-say-aaron-hernandez-commits-suicide-massachusetts-prison-110558946.html

Quote
One of the strangest, saddest sagas in NFL history came to an end on Wednesday morning, as the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell.

The news comes just days after Hernandez was acquitted of a double murder. Hernandez was still serving a life sentence after being found guilty in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez was 27.

In a statement, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections outlined the event:

“On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.”


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on April 23, 2017, 01:52:18 AM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/erin-moran-of-%E2%80%98happy-days%E2%80%99-and-%E2%80%98joanie-loves-chachi%E2%80%99-dead-at-56-report/ar-BBAa9ni

Only 56.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 23, 2017, 07:25:05 AM
56 but nutty as hell and an alcoholic if you believe her mother in laws reasons for kicking her out.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on April 23, 2017, 08:06:16 AM
56 but nutty as hell and an alcoholic if you believe her mother in laws reasons for kicking her out.

Well, considering how batshit Chachi has gotten it makes sense that Joanie would be nuts as well.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on April 23, 2017, 09:03:23 PM
It shoulda been you, Scott Baio.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 24, 2017, 10:03:38 AM
He's gonna be Bob Loblaw till the day he dies for me.  And let's hope that's soon.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on May 14, 2017, 09:37:27 PM
RIP Powers Boothe.


Well, bye.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on May 18, 2017, 05:35:59 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/representative-rocker-chris-cornell-died-age-52-47480300

Chris Cornell, 52.

What the fuck man. This one hurts. Beautiful voice and great music and way, way, way too soon. I have a bad feeling it's going to be heroin or a general overdose.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2017, 06:41:08 AM
Never was a fan, but no denying he was a strong influence and a huge mark on the mid-to-late 1990s when I was in college. You are right, this one stings even if I didn't care for the guy.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 18, 2017, 07:23:07 AM
Well shit.

This means that Eddie Vedder is the last of the 'grunge' singers left.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2017, 07:33:00 AM
Well shit.

This means that Eddie Vedder is the last of the 'grunge' singers left.



Well technically Courtney Love is still alive... and Billy Corgan though Pumpkins might be considered post grunge. And Mark Lanegan is still around.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on May 18, 2017, 07:35:37 AM
Never was a fan, but no denying he was a strong influence and a huge mark on the mid-to-late 1990s when I was in college. You are right, this one stings even if I didn't care for the guy.

Didn't like the Casino Royale theme? I loved his solo work far, far more than Audioslave or Soundgarden. Pillow of your Bones, & Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart are among my all-time favorites. His Billy Jean cover was haunting.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on May 18, 2017, 07:52:07 AM
In happier news my local news app just notified me Roger Ailes is dead. So there's that.

er.. I mean what a.. .no fuck it. Yay.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/334011-ex-fox-news-head-roger-ailes-dead-report



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on May 18, 2017, 08:34:25 AM
Well, shit. He was top tier on our list of live acts to see, at least his acoustic stuff. Amazingly powerful, with just his voice and a guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Qjk9LqDvw

So glad I got to see him live. Fiancee was skeptical because I bought tickets to his acoustic show on a night we already had tickets to see Warren Haynes, whom we love dearly. I was adamant to see Cornell and after the first song she gave me the thumbs up. Just as good as it gets.

What a waste. Don't do drugs, kids.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on May 18, 2017, 09:27:05 AM
I'm so sad.  I LOVED Soundgarden and Audioslave and Chris Cornell in general.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 18, 2017, 10:37:52 AM
52 is way WAY too goddamn young for such a fantastic voice.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on May 18, 2017, 12:46:52 PM
In happier news my local news app just notified me Roger Ailes is dead. So there's that.

er.. I mean what a.. .no fuck it. Yay.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/334011-ex-fox-news-head-roger-ailes-dead-report



I hope someone chops up his corpse and feeds it to The Fox News Family™.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2017, 05:20:09 PM
Seems Cornell hung himself after his last show. Jesus how do you get this far in your career and not defeat those demons?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on May 18, 2017, 05:29:28 PM
Seems Cornell hung himself after his last show. Jesus how do you get this far in your career and not defeat those demons?
constant drugs


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on May 18, 2017, 06:14:37 PM
Depression is a cunt.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2017, 06:41:52 PM
Seems Cornell hung himself after his last show. Jesus how do you get this far in your career and not defeat those demons?
constant drugs

You talking he should have been doing constant drugs? Because that lich, Keith Richards, seems to have a handle on it.  :why_so_serious:


But yeah... depression is a fuck. Probably worse than cancer or damn close.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Father mike on May 29, 2017, 04:24:01 PM
Sports columnist and commentator Frank DeFord died Sunday.

http://www.startribune.com/award-winning-sports-writer-frank-deford-dies-at-78/425147323/ (http://www.startribune.com/award-winning-sports-writer-frank-deford-dies-at-78/425147323/)

Even though I'm pretty asportual, I always enjoyed his Wednesday morning segments on NPR.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on May 29, 2017, 06:17:30 PM
John Noakes is dead.  If you're not Brritish and of a certain age that is deeply in the "who?" territory but many of us grew up watching him performing ridiculous feats or struggling to persuade Shep (or elephants) to behave.  I'd certainly say I am more emotionally touched by him dying than by Wilder, Moore, George Michael and David Bowie put together.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: apocrypha on May 30, 2017, 12:50:39 AM
Oh man :(  I remember being gutted when Shep died and finding out years later how much it had affected Noakes too. I read an interview with him once where it came out that he was really angry about the whole Blue Peter time and how he felt he was treated then. Very sad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on May 30, 2017, 01:39:39 AM
John Noakes is dead.  If you're not Brritish and of a certain age that is deeply in the "who?" territory but many of us grew up watching him performing ridiculous feats or struggling to persuade Shep (or elephants) to behave.  I'd certainly say I am more emotionally touched by him dying than by Wilder, Moore, George Michael and David Bowie put together.

If Bowie weren't on that list Id be inclined to look up this Noakes fellow. But since you included him Im writing the notion off as absurd.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on May 30, 2017, 04:33:38 AM
John Noakes is dead.  If you're not Brritish and of a certain age that is deeply in the "who?" territory but many of us grew up watching him performing ridiculous feats or struggling to persuade Shep (or elephants) to behave.  I'd certainly say I am more emotionally touched by him dying than by Wilder, Moore, George Michael and David Bowie put together.

If Bowie weren't on that list Id be inclined to look up this Noakes fellow. But since you included him Im writing the notion off as absurd.

I can see that you might confuse being touched by someone's effect on your childhood with whether someone is a good musician for a few years.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on May 30, 2017, 06:22:58 AM
Oh man :(  I remember being gutted when Shep died and finding out years later how much it had affected Noakes too. I read an interview with him once where it came out that he was really angry about the whole Blue Peter time and how he felt he was treated then. Very sad.

I remember when he made the announcement also and, frankly, it was clearly obvious how much it had affected him - Guy could barely get the words out. 

Still, not a bad innings.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on May 30, 2017, 07:12:24 AM
Oh man :(  I remember being gutted when Shep died and finding out years later how much it had affected Noakes too. I read an interview with him once where it came out that he was really angry about the whole Blue Peter time and how he felt he was treated then. Very sad.

I remember when he made the announcement also and, frankly, it was clearly obvious how much it had affected him - Guy could barely get the words out. 

Still, not a bad innings.


Especially when you think back over how easy it would have been for that innings to have ended early: it could have been a hundred and fifty-foot fall when dangling from Nelson's column at a forty degree overhang without a rope or harness; coming off on a different corner of the Cresta Run; his chute failing to open instead of him taking the record for civilian freefall parachuting from 25,000 feet; or, later, capsizing in the Atlantic when sailing to the Carribean with his wife.  Or, as someone on twitter suggested, being crushed to death by three rogue baby elephants...

His relationship with Shep made me want a dog, and when I finally got one, many years later, there were many reasons that I bought a collie, but that was surely one of them.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 30, 2017, 09:26:26 PM
Manuel Noriega died.

He is kinda a lesser celeb, right?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on June 02, 2017, 06:40:25 PM
And a fairly interesting story, in the end--it's curious that it is so forgotten. I wonder sometimes if it wasn't what tempted Cheney and Rumsfeld to think they could punish Saddam Hussein for being a bad client dictator easily, since they realized we'd done it before so easily.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 03, 2017, 02:27:03 PM
If he hadn't gone to prison he probably would have ended up with a knife up his nethers like Qaddafi.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on June 10, 2017, 10:50:22 AM
RIP Adam West. Doing the Batussi in the afterlife.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on June 10, 2017, 11:35:02 AM
Oh my. Looking him up after reading this it is strange that the original Batman run for two years (1966 - 1968), it was such a staple of afternoon TV. Would have thought a decade as least.

Regarding the Batman cinema film...he was one for the last actors still alive.

Joker (Cesar Romero), Pinguin (Burgess Meredith), Riddler (Frank Gorshin) are gone.

That leaves Catwoman Lee Meriwether and Robin Burt Ward.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/37/Batman_villains_The_Penguin_The_Riddler_The_Joker_1967.JPG/413px-Batman_villains_The_Penguin_The_Riddler_The_Joker_1967.JPG) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/Catwoman_Lee_Meriwether_1966.jpg/403px-Catwoman_Lee_Meriwether_1966.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ybMtE5U.jpg)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on June 10, 2017, 11:38:21 AM
I don't want to be morose, but David Prowse (https://twitter.com/isDARTHVADER) selling autographed photographs and cards.


As some of you are Starwars fan that might be a worth a considersation. Before, you know, it's too late...    :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on June 10, 2017, 11:39:33 AM
Adam West died today at 88. :(

RIP Batman
(http://i.imgur.com/lXw3Hw7.png)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on June 10, 2017, 11:41:13 AM
Pure.....West.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 10, 2017, 11:46:20 AM
Interestingly, Lee Meriwether only played Catwoman in the Movie. Eartha Kitt and Julie Newman played her in the Series.

Heres a complete list of the cast and crew, for those curious.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059968/fullcredits/

As an aside. Romero's Joker was my all time favorite.

West actually was a pretty good actor. I saw him in a few other things as well, and did a good job. When he presented an MST3K special he realised that he was actually in one of their episodes, and he took great pleasure in telling the audience that the movie was utter trash, he hated being in it, and he looked forward to seeing the MST3K guys tear it apart. RIP


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on June 10, 2017, 01:14:14 PM
Newmar not Newman

Also, the show ran for 3 seasons not two.

Very little that wasn't Gunsmoke ran for more than 2-3 seasons in the 1960s though so that is not a terrible run.

And Adam West was great. RIP


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on June 10, 2017, 02:57:39 PM
I knew an actress in the 90's who said West was a pain to work with, but I understand that was before he finally embraced, "yeah, I'm Batman." 

I can't fault the guy for being a little bitter, but I'm glad he turned it around and came to peace with it. It made him so much better in the end. He was part of so many little things over the years he's going to be missed. Now I feel a need to watch the Grey Ghost episode of BA:TS.


I don't want to be morose, but David Prowse (https://twitter.com/isDARTHVADER) selling autographed photographs and cards.


As some of you are Starwars fan that might be a worth a considersation. Before, you know, it's too late...    :heartbreak:


I got him at his very last US appearance. It was here in Cincinnati and it was very touch and go if he'd even show up. The week after he left they made the announcement he would no longer be doing international fan cons.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/darth-vader-actor-dave-prowse-934684

The guy's really sweet, even if he's on the outs with everyone. He was clearly not well, however. Peter Mayhew is another who's looking worse every time you see him. It's a shame he's banned from everything for being such a dick earlier in his career. Daniels is a dick now and people still tolerate him.  /digress.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on June 10, 2017, 03:29:05 PM
RIP Adam West. Doing the Batussi in the afterlife.

More of my childhood gone.  Fuck you Grim Reaper!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Furiously on June 11, 2017, 02:31:47 AM
I thought this was the best tribute to him while he was still alive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyYG0fDL3HQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyYG0fDL3HQ)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on June 11, 2017, 11:55:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Qdvm6BK.png)

He seems to have been a nice person.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 11, 2017, 12:55:25 PM
He looked pretty happy there. Good to see.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on June 11, 2017, 01:35:23 PM
Are those All-Clad coppers?  WANT.

Also, bye bye Batman.  :( 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Tale on June 15, 2017, 03:30:13 AM
Harry Stamps is only a lesser celebrity because of his obituary. But you should read it. (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunherald/obituary.aspx?pid=163538353)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Endie on June 15, 2017, 05:17:19 AM
Harry Stamps is only a lesser celebrity because of his obituary. But you should read it. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/world/middleeast/turkish-guards-washington-attack.html)

idgi


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 15, 2017, 07:47:17 AM
Harry Stamps is only a lesser celebrity because of his obituary. But you should read it. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/world/middleeast/turkish-guards-washington-attack.html)
Link doesn't go to an obituary. :uhrr:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Der Helm on June 15, 2017, 12:19:39 PM
Link doesn't go to an obituary. :uhrr:

This one does, I hope (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunherald/obituary.aspx?pid=163538353)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Tale on June 15, 2017, 06:13:56 PM
Argh, sorry for the chaos. Apparently I had the wrong link on the clipboard. Der Helm's link is the correct one (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunherald/obituary.aspx?pid=163538353).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on June 17, 2017, 06:45:08 PM
RIP Vir Cotto.

Stephen Furst has died.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 17, 2017, 11:25:17 PM
rgats a shame. He was a great character actor. He actually lost a load of weight after he wrapped the role of Vir.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on June 18, 2017, 06:19:31 AM
But he was the "young" one...

Is that what getting old means? :(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 28, 2017, 09:16:16 PM
Michael Nyqvist passed away @ 56 from lung cancer. Ugh...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/28/entertainment/michael-nyqvist-obituary/index.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on June 29, 2017, 10:25:09 PM
Quote
Michael Bond, Paddington Bear creator, dies at 91 (http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/28/europe/michael-bond-paddington-bear/index.html?iid=ob_lockedrail_bottomlist)


London (CNN)The author Michael Bond, creator of the hugely popular children's character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91.
Bond died at home on Tuesday following a short illness, his publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday in a statement on Facebook, calling him a "giant of children's literature."
Bond was born in Berkshire, England in 1926 and began writing in 1945, after serving in World War II.

He was working as a cameraman for the BBC when he came up with the idea of a small toy bear that he named after Paddington Station in London, near where he was living at the time.
Bond's first book, "A Bear Called Paddington," was published in 1958, and follows the adventures of a small orphaned bear as he travels from Peru to the British capital.

He is found at Paddington Station wearing a tag saying "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and is taken in by the Brown family.

Bond has said that Paddington was inspired in part by his memories of Jewish children who were evacuated to London during World War II.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on July 08, 2017, 08:11:54 PM
Nelson Ellis, who played Lafayette on True blood, has died.  He was only 39.  Not really a fan of the show but he was a memorable character, one of the few I could actually remember from True Blood.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/nelsan-ellis-dead-1.4196527


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2017, 12:59:16 PM
Goddamnit, he was one of the best parts of that show.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on July 09, 2017, 04:55:17 PM
Stan Lee's wife Joan died three days ago.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiOra3Tl_3UAhUDDJoKHRT2AWwQFghPMAk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com%2F2017%2F07%2F06%2Fstan-lee-wife-joan-lee-dead-at-93%2F&usg=AFQjCNGI8NXuyShtL9UD4ay3J8dP7Cgxpw

93, and they had been married nearly 70 years.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on July 16, 2017, 05:28:33 PM
Horror icon, George A. Romero has died.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/16/george-a-romero-night-of-the-living-dead-director-dies-aged-77 (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/16/george-a-romero-night-of-the-living-dead-director-dies-aged-77)

One of my favorite directors; I'm glad I got to meet him two years ago at a convention.  He hadn't made much of note lately, but his impact upon film, and just culture in general, is immeasurable.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on July 16, 2017, 05:29:04 PM
Horror icon, George A. Romero has died.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/16/george-a-romero-night-of-the-living-dead-director-dies-aged-77 (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/16/george-a-romero-night-of-the-living-dead-director-dies-aged-77)

One of my favorite directors; I'm glad I got to meet him two years ago at a convention.  He hadn't made much of note lately, but his impact upon film, and just culture in general, is immeasurable.
Came here to post this.

:(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on July 16, 2017, 08:44:08 PM
Martin Landau passed tonight also.

RIP Kurzweil.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on July 17, 2017, 04:45:04 PM
The best thing about Martin Landeau dying is not having thousands of people on Twitter thinking they are clever making Romero coming back as a zombie jokes. Oh wait.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on July 20, 2017, 02:39:04 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/representative-rocker-chris-cornell-died-age-52-47480300

Chris Cornell, 52.

What the fuck man. This one hurts. Beautiful voice and great music and way, way, way too soon. I have a bad feeling it's going to be heroin or a general overdose.
And on Chris Cornell's birthday, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington is dead likely by suicide.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dies-suicide-by-hanging-1022947


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on July 20, 2017, 03:49:45 PM
TIL a lot of people my age like shitty music


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on July 20, 2017, 03:52:25 PM
That's true of any age group.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on July 22, 2017, 04:07:25 PM
John Heard, star of Home Alone and C.H.U.D., is dead.

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/movies/actor-john-heard-who-played-dad-home-alone-films-dies-n785571 (http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/movies/actor-john-heard-who-played-dad-home-alone-films-dies-n785571)

Cutter's Way was probably my favorite picture of his, but he was in a ton of stuff over the past five decades.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on July 27, 2017, 09:43:03 PM
June Foray, Voice of 'Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’s’ Natasha and Rocky, Dies at 99

http://variety.com/2017/tv/people-news/june-foray-dead-dies-rocky-natasha-bullwinkle-1202508180/

Really great voice over work. 99 is a good age though.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on August 26, 2017, 03:42:40 PM
http://forward.com/fast-forward/381026/jay-thomas-cheers-actor-who-often-played-jewish-characters-dies-at-69/

Quote
Jay Thomas, ‘Cheers’ Actor Who Often Played Jewish Characters, Dies At 69
August 25, 2017 By JTA

(JTA) — Jay Thomas, a well-known actor who said he was often mistakenly thought to be Jewish because he successfully portrayed Jewish characters, has died at 69.

Thomas, an actor and radio personality whose work on the television series “Murphy Brown” won him two Emmy Awards in the early 1990s, died of cancer on Thursday at his home in Santa Barbara, California, the New York Times reported. He also played in “Cheers,” portraying Jewish characters in both series.

Thomas, who grew up in New Orleans, found amusement in the way people confused him with his television characters.

“I always seem to play the role of a Jewish person,” he said in an interview with The Times in 2000. “On ‘Love and War’ I played Jack Stein, a left-wing Jewish man. On ‘Murphy Brown’ I was Jerry Gold, a right-wing Jewish man. And I won an Emmy for that part. The trouble is, I’m not Jewish. But everyone I met in L.A. thought I was a Jewish man from Brooklyn.”

He is survived by his wife, Sally Michelson, whom he married in 1987, and their two children, Samuel and Jacob. In recent years he reunited with a son he had fathered in his 20s who was given up for adoption, the country singer J. T. Harding.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Velorath on August 27, 2017, 06:13:13 AM
Tobe Hooper passed away. The man did some good work.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 02, 2017, 03:39:50 AM
RIP Richard Anderson (aka Oscar Goldman). Too bad we did not have the technology to rebuild him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Brolan on September 02, 2017, 09:16:29 AM
RIP Richard Anderson (aka Oscar Goldman). Too bad we did not have the technology to rebuild him.

At 91 he had a good run.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on September 03, 2017, 01:16:00 PM
Walter Becker dead at 67. (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956)

The quiet half of one of my favorite bands ever just died.  This makes me very sad.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on September 04, 2017, 10:03:16 PM
I remember that I kind of liked Oscar Goldman better than Steve *or* Jamie.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on September 05, 2017, 11:46:37 AM
Walter Becker dead at 67. (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956)

The quiet half of one of my favorite bands ever just died.  This makes me very sad.
I wasn't a huge fan, but they were enjoyable live. Fiancee is a HUGE fan. Last time we saw them, we knew things weren't going well with him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on September 11, 2017, 05:38:41 PM
Jerry Pournelle passed away on September 8th (https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/passings/).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on September 11, 2017, 06:08:49 PM
Jerry Pournelle passed away on September 8th (https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/passings/).


So now the ConCrud has a body count.

And crap. I know a lot of you probably didn't like his politics, but I enjoyed many of his books back in the day.

Also, damn, he was 84?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 13, 2017, 10:21:05 PM
RIP Frank Vincent.  He went home to get his shine box.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on September 14, 2017, 05:24:47 AM
Jerry Pournelle passed away on September 8th (https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/passings/).


So now the ConCrud has a body count.

And crap. I know a lot of you probably didn't like his politics, but I enjoyed many of his books back in the day.

Also, damn, he was 84?

See, I loved his books but don't actually know about his politics.  So.  Don't tell me.  Because I'm having a hard enough time with the other authors that are turning out to be total fucking shitheels in their old ages.  It's like they wrote beautiful and moving stuff when they were young and then just decided to hit 50 and watch FoxNews and all of a sudden that shit they wrote doesn't matter because of the darkies.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 14, 2017, 11:20:22 PM
RIP punk legend Grant Hart (of Husker Du) at a way too young 56.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Hawkbit on September 14, 2017, 11:41:22 PM
^ That one hurts and has been on my mind all day.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 14, 2017, 11:47:04 PM
Ya, been real busy today so just read about it. Real shame. He should be more well known too.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on September 14, 2017, 11:49:46 PM
I always felt that Husker Du and the Suburbs were bands that never really got the appreciation they deserved.  Then again, I grew up playing a lot of the same venues in Mpls so that could have biased me a bit.

Sad loss.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 15, 2017, 01:51:25 AM
I think they are appreciated in the industry. I firmly believe that they were one of the most influential bands of the 80s even if they never really broke out beyond the hardcore scene.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on September 15, 2017, 07:17:31 AM
You believe that because it's true. The mention yesterday on NPR mentioned Metallica, Nirvana, and Green Day. Wikipedia mentions The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and Therapy?.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCsker_D%C3%BC#Legacy

There's other artists who have mentioned or been influenced by them without realizing it. They were a foundation to modern Rock the way Zepplin and Sabbath were to Metal.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Selby on September 15, 2017, 07:38:15 AM
While I was always late to the party I've been listening to all their stuff again on a whim lately these last few months. The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill and Books About UFOs are some of my favorite songs and now I'm sad :-(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 15, 2017, 05:53:05 PM
"Ordinary fuckin' people, I hate em."

RIP Harry Dean Stanton


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on September 15, 2017, 07:06:21 PM
He almost feels like a greater celebrity. Or a greater than lesser, lesser than greater. An important person in the life of America in the 20th Century and early 21st. Saying something to us.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on September 17, 2017, 08:01:26 PM
Bobby 'the brain' Heenan died. I dunno how many of you grew up on the men's wrestling entertainment, but I was a pretty big fan in the 1980s in the WCW and WWF days.

http://www.thewrap.com/wwe-hall-of-famer-bobby-the-brain-heenan-dead-at-73-report/


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on September 17, 2017, 08:36:57 PM
I could have sworn he was already dead.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on September 17, 2017, 08:42:09 PM
I could have sworn he was already dead.

He more or less disappeared after cancer took his voice.

Heenan was the best wrestling color commentator who ever lived and probably the best manager as well. Anything he commentated on was gold, and he was one of the few bright spots of some of the darker, shittier parts of late-90s WCW.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on September 17, 2017, 10:03:49 PM
Bobby 'the brain' Heenan died. I dunno how many of you grew up on the men's wrestling entertainment, but I was a pretty big fan in the 1980s in the WCW and WWF days.

http://www.thewrap.com/wwe-hall-of-famer-bobby-the-brain-heenan-dead-at-73-report/

Well, shit. :mob:  He was absolutely brilliant as a heel manager and commentator. 

One of his many "weasel" matches he has over the years against Ultimate Warrior.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4RoU7divHU


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on September 17, 2017, 11:57:10 PM
Rest easy, Weasel.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on September 18, 2017, 04:30:21 PM
Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet missile commander who decided to over-ride his warning system and prevent a nuclear war (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/world/europe/stanislav-petrov-nuclear-war-dead.html).

Quote
Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov helped prevent the outbreak of nuclear war.

A 44-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces, he was a few hours into his shift as the duty officer at Serpukhov-15, the secret command center outside Moscow where the Soviet military monitored its early-warning satellites over the United States, when alarms went off.

Computers warned that five Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles had been launched from an American base.

“For 15 seconds, we were in a state of shock,” he later recalled. “We needed to understand, ‘What’s next?’ ”

The alarm sounded during one of the tensest periods in the Cold War. Three weeks earlier, the Soviets had shot down a Korean Air Lines commercial flight after it crossed into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 people on board, including a congressman from Georgia. President Ronald Reagan had rejected calls for freezing the arms race, declaring the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” The Soviet leader, Yuri V. Andropov, was obsessed by fears of an American attack.

Colonel Petrov was at a pivotal point in the decision-making chain. His superiors at the warning-system headquarters reported to the general staff of the Soviet military, which would consult with Mr. Andropov on launching a retaliatory attack.

After five nerve-racking minutes — electronic maps and screens were flashing as he held a phone in one hand and an intercom in the other, trying to absorb streams of incoming information — Colonel Petrov decided that the launch reports were probably a false alarm.

As he later explained, it was a gut decision, at best a “50-50” guess, based on his distrust of the early-warning system and the relative paucity of missiles that were launched.



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 18, 2017, 06:46:25 PM
Did he die today?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on September 18, 2017, 07:26:25 PM
No, but his death was only reported today.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on September 27, 2017, 10:21:55 PM
Hugh Hefner finally croaked.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on September 27, 2017, 11:00:16 PM
He is not a lesser celebrity.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on September 27, 2017, 11:15:22 PM
He is not a lesser celebrity.

He is from the waist down. 

Too soon?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on September 27, 2017, 11:19:17 PM
He is not a lesser celebrity.

He is from the waist down. 

Too soon?
Did you just confuse Larry Flynt with Hugh Hefner AND make a handicap joke at the same time?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on September 27, 2017, 11:19:56 PM
It was a penis joke.  I don't mock the handicapped.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on September 27, 2017, 11:20:18 PM
I don't get it then.

Edit: also, that's why I was surprised. I know you don't mock the handicapped.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cyrrex on September 28, 2017, 09:47:08 AM
I would like to post-humously thank him for all the boobies.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 28, 2017, 09:56:21 AM
I would like to post-humously thank him for all the boobies.
So long, and thanks for all the tits.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on September 28, 2017, 10:14:29 AM
So long, and thanks for all the tits.

 :heart:   :awesome_for_real:   :heart:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 28, 2017, 10:26:10 AM
I would like to post-humously thank him for all the boobies.

His work got me through puberty.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on September 28, 2017, 10:50:13 AM
Who?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 28, 2017, 10:52:21 AM
Hefner.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Brolan on September 30, 2017, 10:47:14 AM
 :rimshot:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on September 30, 2017, 08:02:09 PM
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Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on September 30, 2017, 09:18:17 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/obituaries/monty-hall-dead-lets-make-a-deal.html?mcubz=3

God damn it, Monty Hall passed away...

I loved this show back in the day.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: BobtheSomething on September 30, 2017, 11:45:56 PM
When it comes time to choose his afterlife, he had better switch his choice to the other door.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on October 01, 2017, 12:51:51 AM
When it comes time to choose his afterlife, he had better switch his choice to the other door.

Heh, quality comment.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on October 03, 2017, 11:47:41 AM
Tom Petty stuff moved here: http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25725.0


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on October 06, 2017, 08:37:19 PM
Ralphie May of Last Comic Standing fame died of a cardiac arrest...age 45. Crazy this guy was only a year older than me. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/obituaries/ralphie-may-brash-comedian-is-dead-at-45.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 06, 2017, 08:39:52 PM
He is 2 years younger than me :gulp:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on October 07, 2017, 07:07:38 AM
I thought a lot of Ralphie May's stuff was hilarious but I've been mourning his untimely death since I first saw him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on October 07, 2017, 04:36:33 PM
I genuinely thought he died a decade ago. Sad either way.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on October 11, 2017, 11:54:09 AM
He is 2 years younger than me :gulp:

I highly doubt you've done anywhere near the amount of cocaine the average comedian does, so you should probably be good for a little while longer.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on October 12, 2017, 09:13:54 AM
Cocaine + other drugs + Decades-long severe obesity that started in his teenage years.

He may have lost a lot of weight since his bypass in 2003 but he was still morbidly obese and near 400# when he died because he was just that big. At his peak he was near 800#. Adding cocaine to that mix is begging to die before you're 50.

http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/10/ralphie-may-weight-how-much-did-he-weigh-gastric-bypass-surgery-photos/


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on October 17, 2017, 08:03:54 AM
RIP Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys, John Dunsworth.

https://i.imgur.com/utIvbGx.gifv


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Bunk on October 17, 2017, 10:23:43 AM
That was a sad one to hear this morning, he was only 71.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Stewie on October 18, 2017, 08:14:52 AM
Another and much bigger Canadian Icon has died. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/gord-downie-obit-1.4359906

RIP Gord Downie

F it, created a separate thread as hes a national treasure and the whole country will be in mourning.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on October 21, 2017, 10:50:36 AM
Another and much bigger Canadian Icon has died. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/gord-downie-obit-1.4359906

RIP Gord Downie

F it, created a separate thread as hes a national treasure and the whole country will be in mourning.

Lets not get carried away.  It's sad that he's gone and I kind of liked some of his music but the reaction to his passing has been kind of obscene.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on October 22, 2017, 01:51:49 PM
Martin Ain, bassist with Celtic Frost died today. He was a sort of friend of mine as I knew him via my girlfriend. He ran a number of bars and nightclubs in Zürich and MCed a live-band rock karaoke night every week.

RIP Martin.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 22, 2017, 01:59:59 PM
Damn. Ok, I have to switch my writing playlist to some Celtic Frost now.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Cadaverine on October 23, 2017, 04:32:34 PM
So, Scott Putesky, AKA Daisy Berkowitz from Marilyn Manson, passed away at age 49 after fighting stage 4 colon cancer for the last few years.  He played guitar on their earlier albums, including the cover of Sweet Dreams.

http://loudwire.com/former-marilyn-manson-guitarist-scott-daisy-berkowitz-putesky-dead-at-49/ (http://loudwire.com/former-marilyn-manson-guitarist-scott-daisy-berkowitz-putesky-dead-at-49/)



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on October 24, 2017, 07:04:52 AM
Rough month to have been associated with that band.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on October 24, 2017, 08:29:23 PM
Benson finally retires into that great beyond.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/entertainment/robert-guillaume-obit/index.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 24, 2017, 10:38:53 PM
He was great, and had quite a run after his stroke. RIP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on November 08, 2017, 03:33:37 PM
Roy Halladay, a former MLB pitcher with Toronto and Philadelphia, died yesterday as a result of a plane crash.  He was only 40.  As a Jay's fan, he was one of my favourite players and the greatest pitcher in franchise history.  I was disappointed he didn't win a World Series after being traded to the Phillies even though he pitched pretty well for them, even throwing only the second no hitter in MLB post season history.  He and his wife did a lot of charity work off the field and he just seemed like a nice guy that everyone respected.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/roy-halladay-killed-plane-crash-1.4391632


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on November 09, 2017, 07:21:03 PM
RIP Higgins and Howard Johnson.

John Hillerman dead at 84.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on November 10, 2017, 05:27:49 AM
Roy Halladay, a former MLB pitcher with Toronto and Philadelphia, died yesterday as a result of a plane crash.  He was only 40.  As a Jay's fan, he was one of my favourite players and the greatest pitcher in franchise history.  I was disappointed he didn't win a World Series after being traded to the Phillies even though he pitched pretty well for them, even throwing only the second no hitter in MLB post season history.  He and his wife did a lot of charity work off the field and he just seemed like a nice guy that everyone respected.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/roy-halladay-killed-plane-crash-1.4391632
Fuck, hadn't heard that.  Good guy and amazing athlete.   :cry:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on November 10, 2017, 02:08:38 PM
RIP Higgins and Howard Johnson.

John Hillerman dead at 84.

He was perfectly cast as Higgins. RIP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on November 19, 2017, 11:50:50 PM
Charles Manson finally kicked the bucket. Good riddance.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 20, 2017, 05:57:26 AM
Charles Manson finally kicked the bucket. Good riddance.

That is the only time that I can remember that this thread has been used for good news.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Merusk on November 20, 2017, 07:24:28 AM
Yeah. All I could think was, "Oh wow, a cultural reference gone, but no big deal."


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on November 21, 2017, 11:42:37 PM
David Cassidy, of the Partridge Family tv show, is dead at 67.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/david-cassidy-dead-partridge-family-1.4413382


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on November 22, 2017, 10:56:02 AM
Just scant decades after his career died.

I am old enough to remember when Cassidy and Leif Garrett were all the rage, so I am probably not far behind  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on November 22, 2017, 11:34:56 AM
Just realized Della Reese died this week as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/obituaries/della-reese-singer-and-touched-by-an-angel-star-dies-at-86.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on November 30, 2017, 05:23:32 PM
Jim Nabors died. We salute you, Pvt. Pyle.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on November 30, 2017, 07:33:53 PM
Well gollllllly.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on November 30, 2017, 07:53:14 PM
Surprise, surprise, surprise.

 :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on December 06, 2017, 02:17:52 AM
RIP Johnny Hallyday 1943 - 2017

(https://i.imgur.com/GNQeXXL.jpg)


Johnny Hallyday - L'envie (Live à Bercy / 1987) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33pac2EN53Y)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: satael on December 06, 2017, 02:36:21 AM
I'll always remember Johnny Hallyday for the weird choice Johnnie To made of giving Hallyday the main role in Vengeance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqTlRrGb03o).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on December 11, 2017, 08:32:01 AM
Keith Chegwin (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/11/keith-chegwin-tv-presenter-dies-aged-60). For Britons of a certain age, he was an intrinsic part of our Saturday mornings as kids.

{edit} Fix't link to Cheggers


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Samwise on December 12, 2017, 09:55:56 AM
Mayor of San Francisco (Ed Lee) died early this morning.  Local politics will be very interesting for the next several months.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Teleku on December 12, 2017, 09:04:42 PM
 :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on December 13, 2017, 11:31:32 AM
Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens died unexpectedly last night. :(

http://wxrt.radio.com/2017/12/13/pat-dinizio-of-the-smithereens-has-died-at-age-62/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqML7WbOun8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHYkYYikewU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LwjD8z2mOg


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 06, 2018, 10:02:45 PM
Jerry Van Dyke died yesterday.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on January 13, 2018, 03:17:00 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2753957-hall-of-fame-broadcaster-keith-jackson-dies-at-89

Keith Jackson died... if you watched college football at all, you'll know the voice. ugh...


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 13, 2018, 09:15:05 PM
Bummed out by losing Jackson. He was iconic.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 13, 2018, 11:23:03 PM
Many a Saturday morning/afternoon was spent in my child hood with Keith Jackson's voice. He was a really great broadcaster.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on January 14, 2018, 02:50:43 AM
Whoa Nelly!  RIP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on January 15, 2018, 11:27:09 AM
Dolores O'Riordan, of The Cranberries, is dead at age 46.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. One of my first bands as teenager. Listen the crrap out of Zombie.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on January 15, 2018, 12:25:45 PM
Yeah, this is turning out to be another 'fuck this year' year.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on January 15, 2018, 12:29:20 PM
Dolores O'Riordan, of The Cranberries, is dead at age 46.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. One of my first bands as teenager. Listen the crrap out of Zombie.

crushing... ugh.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 15, 2018, 02:04:34 PM
A year younger than me. Jesus.

I always had a bit of a crush on her...unbelievable voice, and cute as hell. I am a sucker for an Irish accent too.

This fucking sucks. RIP.

Poor Mulva.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 15, 2018, 02:07:33 PM
I always thought she was older.

RIP


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on January 23, 2018, 07:29:40 PM
Hugh Masakela died. He lived pretty hard, so I was a bit surprised it didn't happen sooner. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/23/579885226/hugh-masekela-south-african-jazz-master-and-international-chart-topper-dies-at-7


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on January 24, 2018, 02:27:11 PM
Mark E Smith of The Fall (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/24/mark-e-smith-lead-singer-with-the-fall-dies-aged-60).

He was only 60 but had been pretty sick for a while apparently.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on January 26, 2018, 01:29:44 PM
Pioneering snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller dead at 93. (https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/snow-sports/pioneering-inspiring-snow-sports-filmmaker-warren-a-miller-has-died-at-his-home-on-orcas-island-at-the-age-of-93/)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 26, 2018, 06:10:36 PM
Pioneering snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller dead at 93. (https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/snow-sports/pioneering-inspiring-snow-sports-filmmaker-warren-a-miller-has-died-at-his-home-on-orcas-island-at-the-age-of-93/)


Well that is a downer to hear about on your birthday while you are at a ski resort  :sad_panda:

Definitely going to have to raise a glass to him tonight.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on January 26, 2018, 06:41:15 PM
I've done MANY dumb things on skis with that man as my inspiration. 

I hope that he had as great a life as it seems.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on February 05, 2018, 10:05:56 PM
Well this sucks.

John Mahoney, of Frazier fame, dead at 77. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/news/ct-ent-john-mahoney-dead-steppenwolf-frasier-20180205-story.html)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on February 05, 2018, 10:07:54 PM
He was in a ton of things, but Frazier was kind of his best version of the ton of roles he did.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on February 06, 2018, 08:12:43 AM
Came to post that.  I'm a bit bummed out.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on February 06, 2018, 09:32:36 AM
First time I ever saw the guy in a movie...

(https://i.imgur.com/UJfpLi5.png)

Something about his voice...


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 06, 2018, 09:32:55 AM
I always totally forget he was that dad in that.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 06, 2018, 03:42:15 PM
That is how I remember him best. SA was one of my fav movies in my youth (since I was basically the same age as Lloyd and Diane when it came out, and it was filmed in Seattle!).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 03, 2018, 11:33:53 PM
RIP David Ogden Stiers.  As I was saying up in the useless thread, I always thought he did really solid work on MASH. Also was great whenever he popped up other places as one-offs like that ST:TNG episode.

 


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 03, 2018, 11:38:21 PM
Yeah, I always thought he was a lesser antagonist on MASH after Frank left but it wasn't due to his acting. And of course, I will always remember his performance as The Martian Manhunter in that never-aired and very awful Justice League of America pilot.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 04, 2018, 12:00:43 AM
I wouldn't say lesser, just different.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 04, 2018, 12:09:47 AM
By lesser, I mean less funny - but by the time he arrived, the show had morphed from less screwball comedy to more political commentary. Frank was Keystone Cops whereas Charles was always played more as a straight man.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 04, 2018, 01:35:06 AM
They wrote Frank into a corner and couldn't really do much with him. CEWIII had more depth and variety to his stories.

A good oral history was just put out a couple weeks ago. DES was apparently too ill to participate,but some good stories about him.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/mash-oral-history-untold-stories-one-tvs-important-shows-1086322


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Tale on March 18, 2018, 07:44:44 PM
Keyboard Cat has died aged 9 (https://www.pedestrian.tv/pets/keyboard-cat-bento-death/).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on March 23, 2018, 02:31:57 PM
Keyboard Cat has died aged 9 (https://www.pedestrian.tv/pets/keyboard-cat-bento-death/).
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Brolan on April 02, 2018, 08:12:35 AM
Producer Steven Bochco has left us.  Known for Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue amongst many others.  A legend.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on April 02, 2018, 08:26:14 AM
Keyboard Cat has died aged 9 (https://www.pedestrian.tv/pets/keyboard-cat-bento-death/).
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

I am pretty sure Keyboard cat has been dead for years...? *confused*

Edit: Or is that the joke that some people don't know who the real keyboard cat was?

Edit2:

Quote
Keyboard Cat is an Internet meme. It consists of a video from 1984 of a female cat called "Fatso" wearing a blue shirt and "playing" an upbeat rhythm on an electronic keyboard. The video was posted to YouTube under the title "charlie schmidt's cool cats" in June 2007. Schmidt later changed the title to "Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat (THE ORIGINAL)".[1]

Fatso (who died in 1987)[2][3]


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on April 02, 2018, 11:14:13 AM
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/01/tv-shows/steven-bochco-obit/index.html

Quote
Steven Bochco, a producer whose boundary-pushing series like "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" helped define the modern TV drama, died Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74.

I started watching NYPD Blue just because it was on in the background one night and prety much watched till the series finale.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on April 14, 2018, 02:59:59 AM
Art Bell dead at 72.  Sweet travels to the Land of Nod you goofy weirdo.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: rattran on April 14, 2018, 08:10:59 AM
Art Bell dead at 72.  Sweet travels to the Land of Nod you goofy weirdo.
His show was always entertaining for overnight road trips through the 90s. Goofy, crazy, paranoid, but fun.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Chimpy on April 14, 2018, 09:44:25 AM
Milos Foreman died.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: BobtheSomething on April 14, 2018, 09:59:21 AM
He knew too much.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on April 14, 2018, 12:48:28 PM
Art Bell dead at 72.  Sweet travels to the Land of Nod you goofy weirdo.
His show was always entertaining for overnight road trips through the 90s. Goofy, crazy, paranoid, but fun.
Now all his listeners are making policy on the Beltway.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on April 15, 2018, 06:42:56 PM
R. Lee Ermy died.  RIP Gunny.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on April 15, 2018, 06:43:27 PM
Fuck you, maggot!


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Brolan on April 15, 2018, 06:53:27 PM
Steers and queers.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on April 15, 2018, 07:15:57 PM
"You ___ like old people fuck" is still my go to insult


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on April 15, 2018, 08:04:19 PM
"I bet you're the type of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the God damn common courtesy to give him a reach around!" :awesome_for_real:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqa5CPLlw-U


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Abagadro on April 15, 2018, 08:16:14 PM
Full scene (NSFW language obviously):

https://youtu.be/3j3_iPskjxk



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on April 15, 2018, 09:03:30 PM
Quote
Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Triax on April 16, 2018, 08:32:19 PM
http://www.wspa.com/news/night-court-actor-harry-anderson-dies-in-asheville/1126241637

Damn ugly week.

(https://prabook.com/web/show-photo.jpg?id=1523854)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on April 16, 2018, 08:40:44 PM
http://www.wspa.com/news/night-court-actor-harry-anderson-dies-in-asheville/1126241637

Damn ugly week.

(https://prabook.com/web/show-photo.jpg?id=1523854)

Aw shit...  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on April 16, 2018, 09:07:02 PM
*edit* Never mind. False report.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on April 17, 2018, 03:07:14 AM
Harry was a good man.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on April 18, 2018, 11:28:39 AM
And another one down: Bruno Sammartino (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/04/18/wrestler-bruno-sammartino-the-italian-superman-dies-at-82/?utm_term=.c623133b2dbb).


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: IainC on April 18, 2018, 03:52:45 PM
Dale Winton (https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/dale-winton-dead-dies-died-tv-presenter-age-62-cause-a8311421.html). Anyone who watched any amount of British daytime TV back in the 90s would have spent a lot of that time watching Dale Winton.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on April 20, 2018, 03:08:07 PM
Avicii is dead. 28 years only.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on April 21, 2018, 04:23:00 PM
Speaking of lesser celebrities

Verne Troyer died.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: TheWalrus on April 21, 2018, 04:38:51 PM
Well, that was a short obituary.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 14, 2018, 12:37:40 PM
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/margot-kidder-actress-best-known-superman-movies-dead-69-n873951

Margot "Jeez Lois" Kidder died. :sad:


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 24, 2018, 07:44:33 PM
Well John Bain finally succumb cancer.

https://kotaku.com/game-critic-totalbiscuit-has-died-1826310517


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Jeff Kelly on May 25, 2018, 04:32:42 AM
Died age 34, fuck cancer.

It would be easy to be cruelly glib about his death given his public persona and "controversial" views. On the other hand I wish gaming had a obit culture that was a bit more nuanced than "don't speak ill of the dead". He wasn't just a "game critic" or "outspoken".


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on May 25, 2018, 06:17:16 AM
Yes. Love him or loath him (I've done a fair bit of both over the years) the man was an extremely important voice in, and advocate for gaming over. He achieved a hell of a lot in his 34 years. May he rest in peace.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: calapine on May 25, 2018, 09:16:56 AM
Awww shit. :(((


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on May 26, 2018, 06:03:09 AM
Man, 34 is way too young to die.

He could be kind of salty at times but he did do some positive things wrt gaming.  He highlighted a lot of indie games from the beginning of his career, which is something not a lot of other people were doing at the time.  He was also was one of the few people that did a detailed analysis of the in game settings (keybindings, mouse sensitivity, resolution etc) .  It often let you know right away if a game was just a lazy port. 



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Rendakor on May 26, 2018, 09:50:06 AM
I never followed him heavily, but I remember some of his WoW videos fondly. RIP.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Father mike on May 26, 2018, 08:34:53 PM
Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean has passed away.

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=52625 (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=52625)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on May 30, 2018, 04:08:12 PM
RIP Rowsdower


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on May 30, 2018, 04:19:56 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vXibTZcUDUQ/hqdefault.jpg)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: rattran on May 30, 2018, 05:10:01 PM
I'll have to watch that in tribute to Zap.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sky on May 30, 2018, 05:28:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jeCp3XQ.gif)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Sir T on May 30, 2018, 06:25:20 PM
Interview with him from 2010 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAxPEeNtVM)

MST3k's The Final Sacrifice in all its... um... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0pWTFean0E)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on June 08, 2018, 06:30:26 AM
Anthony Bourdain was found dead of apparent suicide this morning.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Surlyboi on June 08, 2018, 06:38:37 AM
Fuck.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 08, 2018, 09:31:31 AM
Suicide is catching lately, and I am not happy with this development.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on June 08, 2018, 10:25:52 AM
The world is pretty shit.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 08, 2018, 11:04:23 AM
And it seems to just go straight downhill once you get to the age where you health is questionable at best. Gotta say if I found out I had some sort of terminal illness I would be sorely tempted to end it early rather than let my family watch me suffer while I bankrupt them due to our wonderful for profit health care system.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on June 08, 2018, 12:13:30 PM
And it seems to just go straight downhill once you get to the age where you health is questionable at best. Gotta say if I found out I had some sort of terminal illness I would be sorely tempted to end it early rather than let my family watch me suffer while I bankrupt them due to our wonderful for profit health care system.


I think it's funny how people view somebody else's decline but can rarely put themselves in their shoes. I used to think it was selfish but after staring into the mental health abyss before pulling away from the edge, I can see how people give up.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on June 08, 2018, 12:14:02 PM
Anthony Bourdain was found dead of apparent suicide this morning.
That really sucks.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on June 08, 2018, 12:41:35 PM
Anthony Bourdain was an amazing guy. In a media world full of not so great celebrity chefs, he stood out by freely admitting that he was at best mediocre in his cooking skills. What he was good at was being a celebrity, and he wasn't a bad writer to boot.

His Kitchens Confidential is, among several things, an insightful dive into the psychology of those drawn/trapped in the restaurant business. It's an odd institution, and it tends to promote a lifestyle as unhealthy as it is compelling to those vulnerable to it.

A bit of disclosure: I've been involved with food service from dish bitch to owner/operator for pretty much all my adult life and so I've seen most of its ends and outs, and Anthony Bourdain was one of the only writers I've read honest about how it all worked.

I'm actually going to miss him.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on June 08, 2018, 01:00:29 PM
Suicide is catching lately, and I am not happy with this development.

Don't do anything drastic!

And I'll miss Bourdain, too.  I really liked him a lot.  :(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Khaldun on June 08, 2018, 05:17:51 PM
I would put him in the almost-major celebrity category. I will miss him. I strongly suspect that people who knew him well will soon be telling us that this was not that surprising. You can see some hint of it in his New Yorker profile from last year.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: schild on June 08, 2018, 05:26:04 PM
Bourdain was absolutely a major celebrity.  No Reservations was nominated for like 12 Emmy awards or some shit and won 2.

On that note, I'm getting pretty tired of celebrities who easily have access to the best help in the world and don't seek it. Particularly celebrities I like. Bourdain goes in the same bucket as Hoffman and Ledger :(


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 08, 2018, 06:00:38 PM
Heard about Bourdain this morning.  :(

I'll miss his unique voice - he was such a fantastic storyteller.  Apparently Eric Ripert was the one to find him in his hotel room, which had to be just awful.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Paelos on June 11, 2018, 09:19:18 AM
They were running No Reservations all weekend on Travel Channel. Made me realize how that's likely the best travel show ever created.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ironwood on June 11, 2018, 09:40:52 AM
Bourdain was absolutely a major celebrity.  No Reservations was nominated for like 12 Emmy awards or some shit and won 2.

On that note, I'm getting pretty tired of celebrities who easily have access to the best help in the world and don't seek it. Particularly celebrities I like. Bourdain goes in the same bucket as Hoffman and Ledger :(

Gonnae No ?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: ynotgolf on June 11, 2018, 04:55:19 PM
https://davidsimon.com/tony/

Great read/eulogy on one of my heroes. RIP Tony.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 12, 2018, 12:09:39 PM
David Simon rules.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Shannow on June 12, 2018, 01:09:31 PM
fuck that was good.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on June 21, 2018, 12:59:27 PM
Koko, the signing gorilla passed away at 46:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622160278/koko-the-gorilla-dies-redrew-the-lines-of-animal-human-communication

She was a lesser celebrity here in the San Francisco Bay Area and was in the news periodically growing up.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 21, 2018, 02:09:26 PM
That chimp's alright. High 5.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Ginaz on June 21, 2018, 09:01:05 PM
Koko, the signing gorilla passed away at 46:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622160278/koko-the-gorilla-dies-redrew-the-lines-of-animal-human-communication

She was a lesser celebrity here in the San Francisco Bay Area and was in the news periodically growing up.


Surprised I haven't seen any Harabe related memes related to this.  I remember her meeting Mr. Rodgers and Robin Williams and she really seemed to enjoy their company.  Plus her cats.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Nebu on June 23, 2018, 06:19:07 PM
I doubt anyone but Sky and I will care, but Vinnie Paul, co-founder of Pantera dead at 54.  (https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/8462386/vinnie-paul-dead-pantera-damageplan-hellyeah)


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 23, 2018, 06:46:07 PM
I doubt anyone but Sky and I will care, but Vinnie Paul, co-founder of Pantera dead at 54.  (https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/8462386/vinnie-paul-dead-pantera-damageplan-hellyeah)

I cared. Hate that he went out so young and hope it wasn't something drug related or foul play like Dimebag.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Signe on June 23, 2018, 11:35:04 PM
I care, too.  Both of them gone way too young.  I must have seen them 3 or 4 times between 1992 and 1993.  I think twice with Skid Row.  I don't remember if I went late or arrived early to avoid Skid Row.  Between Pantera, Slayer and Megadeth, the late 80s and early 90s kept me really busy.  Plus, since I worked in artist management, almost everything was freeeeeee!

But yeah, I'm sad today.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on June 28, 2018, 03:26:40 PM
Writer Harlan Ellison dead at 84: https://twitter.com/mcvalada/status/1012406845758062592

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_Ellison



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Reg on June 28, 2018, 04:50:22 PM
Damn, when I first started reading science fiction Harlan Ellison was considered the hotheaded young firebrand of the genre.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: BobtheSomething on June 28, 2018, 06:17:04 PM
I read a lot of his work when I was younger and I thought he had a few great works and a lot of try hard new wave garbage.  It seemed like he coasted a lot on his Star Trek work, but as I saw him at conventions and read his opinion pieces I came to recognize that he was more a giant of science fiction by force of personality rather than by sheer literary merit.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Mandella on June 28, 2018, 07:44:41 PM
I read a lot of his work when I was younger and I thought he had a few great works and a lot of try hard new wave garbage.  It seemed like he coasted a lot on his Star Trek work, but as I saw him at conventions and read his opinion pieces I came to recognize that he was more a giant of science fiction by force of personality rather than by sheer literary merit.

He also wrote a lot of forgettable stories using tropes and situations that were in common use, the sued anybody who used said tropes and situations ever again for plagiarism. He was science fiction's premier copywrite troll, I'll give him that.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: BobtheSomething on June 28, 2018, 10:12:40 PM
I read a lot of his work when I was younger and I thought he had a few great works and a lot of try hard new wave garbage.  It seemed like he coasted a lot on his Star Trek work, but as I saw him at conventions and read his opinion pieces I came to recognize that he was more a giant of science fiction by force of personality rather than by sheer literary merit.

He also wrote a lot of forgettable stories using tropes and situations that were in common use, the sued anybody who used said tropes and situations ever again for plagiarism. He was science fiction's premier copywrite troll, I'll give him that.

This poster acknowledges the works of Harlan Ellison.

He was a professional asshole.  That was his whole schtick.  He was science fiction's prima donna author who was famous for being a prima donna author.  Did he write or create anything after 1980 that wasn't a cash in on his reputation?


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 29, 2018, 10:37:11 AM
Every time I heard he was alive for the last decade or so, I've always been surprised that someone hadn't strangled him in his sleep already.

RIP, you loudmouthed asshole.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on July 06, 2018, 10:57:01 PM
Steve Ditko dies at 90 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/steve-ditko-dead-spider-man-creator-was-90-1125489).



Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: koro on July 07, 2018, 09:14:42 AM
I knew he was going to be going out pretty soon. I didn't read his initial run on Doctor Strange until much later, but the character was the one that got me into comics in the first place, and remains my favorite hero.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: 01101010 on July 19, 2018, 08:36:04 PM
Adrian Cronauer died... of Good Morning Vietnam fame.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/19/entertainment/adrian-cronauer-good-morning-vietnam-dies/index.html


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on July 20, 2018, 06:07:18 PM
He outlived at least 3 of his the people in the movie about his life. Weird.


Title: Re: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread
Post by: Trippy on July 22, 2018, 05:08:38 PM
Restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57 of pancreatic cancer.

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-fo-jonathan-gold-obit-20180721-story.html