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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The man who saved the world has died

quote [ Former Soviet Air Defense Colonel Stanislav Petrov, the man known for preventing an accidental nuclear launch by the Soviet Union at the height of Cold War tensions, has passed away. Karl Schumacher, a German political activist who first met Petrov in 1998 and helped him visit Germany a year later, published news of Petrov's death after learning from Petrov's son that he had died in May. Petrov was 77. ]

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Harry Dean Stanton, Quintessential American Actor, Dies at 91

quote [ Rarely a leading man, the Kentucky native was memorable in 'Paris, Texas,' 'Repo Man,' 'Alien' and 'Big Love.' ]

I am weak, but Thou art strong
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Frank Vincent, 'Sopranos' and 'Goodfellas' Actor, Dead at 78

quote [ Frank Vincent, the character actor that specialized in Mafia roles and appeared in 'Goodfellas,' 'The Sopranos' and 'Casino,' has died at 78.

Vincent will be best remembered as rival crime boss Phil Leotardo in the HBO series The Sopranos, Rolling Stone's pick for The Greatest TV Show of All Time. Vincent's character tormented James Gandolfini's Tony Sopranos over the show's final two seasons, with Leotardo's gruesome death the last murder shown on the series. ]

One of the great character actors, he seemed to be in every modern mafia-based movie.
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Advocate Who Fought The Defense Of Marriage Act, Dies At 88

quote [ Edith Windsor loved Thea Spyer. For nearly half a century, the two were partners and eventually were legally married as well. ]

Don't hide yourself in regret
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Don Williams, Country's "Gentle Giant," Dead at 78

quote [ Distinctive stylist scored chart-topping hits with "Tulsa Time" and "It Must Be Love"

Don Williams, the Country Music Hall of Fame member whose imposing height and warm, reassuring voice earned him the nickname "Gentle Giant," died Friday, September 8th, after a short illness. An internationally popular country star, Williams recorded dozens of hit songs, including "Tulsa Time," "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" and "It Must Be Love." He was 78. ]

He made good music for romancing a country girl.

Don Williams had a pretty good run, successful career. Troy Gentry's run just got cut short in a helicopter accident. More in extended.


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Monday, 4 September 2017

Man dies at Burning Man arts and music festival after running into flames

quote [ Authorities investigate death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke through two-layer security perimeter; a toxicology report is pending ]

A literal burning man at Burning Man. Now taking bets as to what he was on at the time.
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dies at 67

quote [ Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-writer for the sophisticated, dark-humored band Steely Dan, has died. He was 67. ]

They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast
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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Tobe Hooper, ?Texas Chain Saw Massacre? and ?Poltergeist? Director, Dies at 74

quote [ Tobe Hooper, the horror director best known for helming ?The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? and ?Poltergeist,? died Saturday in Sherman Oaks, Calif., according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. He was 74. The circumstances of his death were not known. ]

Some would say there is trouble in my home
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Thursday, 24 August 2017

The unimaginable tragedy of Japan?s tsunami

quote [ In 2011 a tsunami engulfed Japan?s north-east coast. More than 18,000 people were killed. ]

74 of 78 kids died because the did what they were told instead of running up the nearby hill. The parents were later awarded $11m. 10 of the 11 teachers perished.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

quote [ Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in ?The Nutty Professor? and ?The Bellboy? before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. ]

Quick, send in the clowns
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