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Reply #770 on: March 05, 2019, 05:17:27 PM

61 is not a bad age for a guy who was A) a wrestler, and B) very large.  And by large I mean fat.

I don’t say that in spite, but rather good for him for even making it that far.  And bad for me for another piece of my childhood dying.

Also still doing physical work at that age because he didnt have enough money to retire.
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Reply #771 on: March 06, 2019, 07:13:37 AM

I'm a huge Prodigy fan, especially of Keith Flint.  I'm startled and very, very sad. cry  

Would it help if I pointed out that makes him the Firestartler?

Me too. The digital age began for me when my fellow student newspaper editor played The Prodigy Experience on a record player in our share house. It wasn't like anything I'd heard before and it was awesome. I'd just read everything by William Gibson, I knew there were modems and online things, and I was pretty good at computers. And that's what the music sounded like. The "poing!" in Out Of Space was the sound of the moment, as we played Sonic The Hedgehog on Megadrive.
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Reply #772 on: March 11, 2019, 08:59:47 AM

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/mar/09/jan-michael-vincent-airwolf-and-big-wednesday-actor-dies-aged-73

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Jan-Michael Vincent: Airwolf and Big Wednesday actor dies, aged 73

Actor known for string of roles in 1970s and 80s died in February but not revealed until now

Sat 9 Mar 2019 03.40 GMT
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role as a pilot on 1980s TV series Airwolf, has died, aged 73.

According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Vincent died of cardiac arrest on 10 February in a North Carolina hospital but his death was only reported on Friday by TMZ.

Vincent played a stuntman opposite Burt Reynolds in 1978’s Hooper, and starred in renowned surfer film Big Wednesday (1978) and alongside Kim Basinger in Hard Country (1981). He earned Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Going Home (1971) and 1983 television mini-series Winds of War.

But his best-known role was in the television action-adventure series Airwolf, which lasted for several seasons after launching in 1984. Vincent played Stringfellow Hawke, a rugged pilot who could pull off aerobatic crime-fighting manoeuvres in an advanced helicopter – but also play the cello.

“The character is stiff,” Vincent once said in an interview, “but as we’ve gone along we’ve been able to loosen him some. Now you’ll sometimes see him crack a smile and say something funny. Even Clint Eastwood is mellowing, although I’ll never be Burt Reynolds.

His surfer-like demeanour, however, was overshadowed at times by his troubled personal life.

He pleaded guilty in 1997 to a drink-driving accident that left him with a broken neck and was sentenced to a rehab program. He was also charged over 1980s bar room brawls, receiving probation in one and an acquittal in another. In a separate case, he was acquitted in 1986 of hitting a woman.

He was sentenced to 60 days in jail in 2000 in California after he admitted to violating his probation by appearing drunk in public and assaulting his then-girlfriend.

Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #773 on: March 11, 2019, 11:28:24 AM

I was just coming here to mention Jan-Michael Vincent.

I don't know if it's good or bad to be so far out of the limelight that nobody notices that you died for a month.
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Reply #774 on: March 11, 2019, 11:39:37 AM

Dude burned a lot of bridges and his being forgotten was mostly due to his own actions.

That said, I liked Enemy Territory.  It's a fun movie starring him and a young Tony Todd.

A B-movie actor who really deserves to be remembered and died a few weeks ago, but wasn't mentioned here, is Dick Miller.

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Reply #775 on: March 17, 2019, 09:49:57 PM

Dick Dale has passed away. Probably not too many people here into Surf music, but that guy could play a fucking guitar.
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Reply #776 on: March 18, 2019, 03:09:32 PM

Damn. He was touring not too long ago. Although the last time I saw him was in the nineties.

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Reply #777 on: March 18, 2019, 08:21:43 PM

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/richard-erdman-dead-dies-community-1203165231/

Leonard from Community recently kicked it. 93 is a great run and long ass career.

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Reply #778 on: April 29, 2019, 05:01:57 PM


'Reality' is the only word in the language that should always be used in quotes.
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Reply #779 on: May 02, 2019, 07:08:00 PM


Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
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Reply #780 on: May 03, 2019, 12:29:33 AM

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Reply #781 on: May 13, 2019, 12:45:27 PM

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Reply #782 on: May 14, 2019, 12:52:42 AM

If two days ago someone had randomly asked me when Doris Day died, I probably would guessed back in the 80s or something.

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Reply #783 on: May 14, 2019, 11:04:34 AM

One of the few celebrity "trivia" things I knew was that Doris Day was still alive.

One less thing I know now, I guess.
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Reply #784 on: May 14, 2019, 12:28:02 PM


Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
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Reply #785 on: May 14, 2019, 12:40:45 PM


Never enjoyed the Carol Burnett Show as it was, but I liked him with Harvey Korman. They made a B grade Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello.

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Reply #786 on: May 14, 2019, 12:44:53 PM

RIP Dorf.

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Reply #787 on: May 14, 2019, 02:53:12 PM

Missus-uh WHIGG-ins!

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Reply #788 on: May 17, 2019, 05:25:57 AM

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Reply #789 on: May 21, 2019, 12:20:03 AM

Niki Lauda. F1 world champion, safety advocate, airline pilot and all-round good dude.

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Lauda, then leading the World Championship - having won his first title a year earlier, suffered third-degree burns to his head and face that left him scarred for life, inhaled toxic gases that damaged his lungs, and received the last rites in hospital.

Yet he returned to racing just 40 days later - finishing fourth in the Italian Grand Prix. By the end of the race, his unhealed wounds had soaked his fireproof balaclava in blood. When he tried to remove the balaclava, he found it was stuck to his bandages, and had to resort to ripping it off in one go.

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Reply #790 on: May 21, 2019, 07:42:38 PM

Niki Lauda. F1 world champion, safety advocate, airline pilot and all-round good dude.

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Lauda, then leading the World Championship - having won his first title a year earlier, suffered third-degree burns to his head and face that left him scarred for life, inhaled toxic gases that damaged his lungs, and received the last rites in hospital.

Yet he returned to racing just 40 days later - finishing fourth in the Italian Grand Prix. By the end of the race, his unhealed wounds had soaked his fireproof balaclava in blood. When he tried to remove the balaclava, he found it was stuck to his bandages, and had to resort to ripping it off in one go.


Watch the move Rush on the Hunt/Lauda rivalry.
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Reply #791 on: May 31, 2019, 11:56:40 AM

Leon Redbone has died.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728315252/leon-redbone-an-unusual-singer-from-a-bygone-era-has-died

Didn't realize that he only retired from touring in 2015.

He was also apparently 127, from some accounts...

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Reply #792 on: May 31, 2019, 10:32:17 PM

127 or 69ish.
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Reply #793 on: July 12, 2019, 11:44:06 AM


Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
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Reply #794 on: July 12, 2019, 05:06:56 PM

RIP Rip.

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Reply #795 on: July 15, 2019, 09:01:25 PM


Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #796 on: July 15, 2019, 09:33:35 PM

Uh, the Weekly Observer doesn't seem like the most reputable news source...
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Reply #797 on: July 16, 2019, 01:45:29 AM

According to his reps, it's a hoax.

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On Monday (July 15) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Pelé is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

https://en.mediamass.net/people/pele/deathhoax.html

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Reply #798 on: July 16, 2019, 10:16:16 AM

According to his reps, it's a hoax.

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On Monday (July 15) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Pelé is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

https://en.mediamass.net/people/pele/deathhoax.html

Well footballer reps, I just read *that* on the internet, so now I don't know *what* to believe!!
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Reply #799 on: July 24, 2019, 12:11:49 PM

Rutger Hauer - 75 :(
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Reply #800 on: July 24, 2019, 12:45:25 PM

Tears in the rain.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Further proof that Italians have suspect taste in games.


Reply #801 on: July 24, 2019, 12:46:13 PM

Rutger Hauer - 75 :(

FUCK :(

Goodbye, Etienne Navarre (among many others)

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Reply #802 on: July 24, 2019, 07:13:37 PM

Jesus I been stuck in an office working all day and just seeing this... man I first remember him in BladeRunner and was mystified.

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Reply #803 on: July 24, 2019, 08:40:24 PM

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
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Reply #804 on: July 24, 2019, 09:39:30 PM

Obv Blade Runner. Hobo with a Shotgun was damn fine work. My favorite work of his was The Hitcher. It doesn't stand up today, but as a kid that movie was drastic.
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