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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Obituary: Martin McGuinness

quote [ Martin McGuinness was the IRA leader who became a peace negotiator - a committed Irish republican who ended up shaking hands with the Queen.

His life followed an extraordinary trajectory between violence and politics, moving from being a senior commander in the IRA to helping broker talks that eventually led to the peace negotiations of the 1990s.

Eventually, he became Northern Ireland's deputy first minister, forging an unlikely alliance with Ian Paisley, the DUP leader who was the fiercest - and loudest - critic of the republican movement. ]

Terrorist, Freedom Fighter, Patriot, Statesman

Still hated by many in the UK.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Underrated]
[by HoZay@7:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Chuck Barris, ?Gong Show? Host, Dies at 87

quote [ His autobiography, ?Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,? was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book, he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ?70s, a claim which the CIA denied. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:47amGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Legendary Rock ?n Roll Musician Chuck Berry dies at 90

quote [ The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed on Facebook that they responded to a medical emergency on Saturday afternoon where they found an unresponsive man. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:13pmGMT] [14 comments]

James Cotton, Blues Harmonica Veteran, Dead at 81

quote [ James Cotton, the veteran blues harmonica player who performed with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, among others, died at age 81.
He launched his own career as a teenager and toured with both Williamson and Howlin' Wolf. In 1953, he recorded his first Sun single, "Straighten Up Baby," which he followed up with "Cotton Crop Blues." At age 20, he began touring and recording with Waters and is featured on that artist's At Newport LP (1960), most notably "Got My Mojo Working."
Cotton would later find himself playing with Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Hubert Sumlin, and would go on to explore blues-rock with performances with Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Santana, Steve Miller and Freddie King, among others. ]

One of the greats.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Informative]
[by HoZay@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 13 March 2017

Sister Sledge singer Joni dies at 60

quote [ The singer, who found fame with her siblings in the 1970s, is found dead at her Arizona home. ]
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[by XregnaR@12:29amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Gravitational waves pioneer Ronald Drever dies

quote [ Scottish physicist Ronald Drever, one of the architects behind the discovery of gravitational waves, has died at the age of 85. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by XregnaR@1:00amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Dorothy Rice, economist whose research paved the way for Medicare, dies at 94

quote [ Her studies of smoking-related illnesses led in part to a $206 billion tobacco settlement. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:45pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 6 March 2017

Robert Osborne, Beloved Host of Turner Classic Movies, Dies at 84

quote [ The onetime actor, mentored by Lucille Ball, wrote The Hollywood Reporter?s Rambling Reporter column for more than 25 years. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by XregnaR@7:44pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 4 March 2017

U.S. Uncut is no more

quote [ On Mar 2, 2017, or Mar 3, 2017 their site was shut down with the message "Sorry, we had to shut down the site.Thank you for reading our articles all these years." ]

I wonder what's going on. Anybody know?

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[by Marcel@1:14amGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 27 February 2017

Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton dies

quote [ Neil Fingleton, who at 7ft 7in was Britain's tallest man, was a basketball player before he became an actor. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by XregnaR@4:22pmGMT] [2 comments]

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