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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Joseph Wapner, judge on ?The People?s Court,? dies at 97

quote [ Flinty, folksy real-life judge helped spawn courtroom-based reality TV. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:25pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fox News contributor Alan Colmes dead at 66

quote [ Alan Colmes, a longtime contributor to Fox News Channel, and one of its original primetime hosts, has passed away at age 66. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:36pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Mildred Dresselhaus, physicist dubbed ?queen of carbon science,? dies at 86

quote [ She was prominent in the development of carbon nanotubes, ultra-thin-walled, tubular structures composed of many carbon atoms that promised advances in the conduction of electricity and the creation of sturdier materials. ]

More recently she starred in a Super Bowl ad (see extended).

[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Informative]
[by sanepride@11:36pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Twin Peaks actor Warren Frost dies at 91

quote [ A US actor from television shows Twin Peaks and Seinfeld has died after a long illness. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by XregnaR@5:33pmGMT] [1 comment]

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's 'Funky Drummer,' Dead at 73

quote [ Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's one-time drummer and the creator of one of hip-hop's most popular samples, has died at the age of 73. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:55amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 18 February 2017

New York bomb plot mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman dies in prison

quote [ Omar Abdel Rahman - who was serving a life sentence in the US - dies in prison, his family says. ]

[SFW] [obituaries]
[by XregnaR@10:05pmGMT] [3 comments]

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

quote [ She was desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became the unnamed plaintiff in the landmark case. ]

A pivotal, complex figure of modern US history, she later switched sides.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Informative]
[by sanepride@6:14pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 17 February 2017

Vietnam War hero 'Hal' Moore dies at age 94

quote [ Retired Army Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Gregory Moore, co-author of the book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young," died Friday at his home in Auburn, Alabama. He was 94 years old. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by XregnaR@6:42pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy-winning singer, dies at 76

quote [ Mr. Jarreau blurred the lines between jazz, soul and pop and was called the "acrobat of scat". ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by XregnaR@9:09pmGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source

quote [ Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ?reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism? ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+9 Good]
[by arrowhen@5:02pmGMT] [11 comments]

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