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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Bob Dorough, Jazz Musician Best Known For 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' Dead At 94

quote [ Dorough spent two decades as a jazz player, singer, conductor and arranger in New York before being approached, at his advertising day job, to explain math to children via music. ]

'Cause knowledge is power!
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:19pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Verne Troyer Dead at 49

quote [ Verne Troyer has died at 49. ]

You ready mini-me? Okay
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:32pmGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

quote [ Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news, but he also had a lively sense of humor, revealed late in his career when he became the judge and scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! ]

Calm the fuck down, 2018!
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4]
[by arrowhen@2:42amGMT] [3 comments]

Barbara Bush, dies at 92

quote [ Barbara Pierce Bush, one of only two women in American history to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, has died. She was 92 and had been recently reported by a family spokesman to be in failing health. ]

Seemed like she did the best she could with what she had to work with. She may be the last First Lady to go unscathed by the vitriol all future First Ladies will bear. Rest in peace.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by Taxman@12:08amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

R.I.P. Harry Anderson, actor, magician, and star of Night Court

quote [ Harry Anderson, the actor and magician best known for his eight-year run as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC sitcom Night Court, has died. ]

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[by arrowhen@12:33amGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 15 April 2018

R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Golden Globe Nominee, Dies at 74

quote [ R. Lee Ermey, best known for his Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket" has died. He was 74.
Ermey?s longtime manager announced the news via a tweet to Ermey?s official Twitter account.
?It is with great 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,? the tweet reads. ]

As requested from the shoutbox. For a guy who basically played himself on screen, he had a long and successful career. Fare thee well, Sarge.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by JWWargo@11:43pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus,' Dies at 86

quote [ The Czech native also helmed 'The Firemen's Ball,' 'Hair,' 'The People vs. Larry Flynt' and 'Man on the Moon.' ]

Er war Superstar
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[by ScoobySnacks@7:50amGMT] [0 comments]

Radio host Art Bell dies at 72 in Pahrump home

quote [ Radio host Arthur William Bell passed away Friday, April 13. Art Bell was the original owner of Pahrump based radio station KNYE 95.1 FM. And perhaps best known for his conspiracy theory in the paranormal, with his radio show "Coast to Coast" ]

I used to enjoy catching coast to coast on cross country road trips. Always was an interesting late night listen.
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[by rylex@7:44amGMT] [14 comments]

Friday, 6 April 2018

Cecil Taylor, Jazz Icon Of The Avant-Garde, Dies At 89

quote [ Pianist Cecil Taylor, a pioneer of free jazz and icon of the avant-garde for more than half a century, died Thursday evening at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 89. ]

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[by arrowhen@3:21pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 2 April 2018

Steven Bochco, Creative Force Behind 'Hill Street Blues,' 'L.A. Law' and 'NYPD Blue,' Dies at 74

quote [ The unwavering TV writer-producer, winner of 10 Emmys, butted heads with networks and almost always won. ]

I give N.Y.P.D. Blues
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[by ScoobySnacks@1:20amGMT] [2 comments]

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