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2017 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Postby just saying » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:28 pm

William Christopher, the actor who played mild-mannered Father Francis Mulcahy on the hit television series “M.A.S.H.,” died Saturday at age 84.

Christopher died in his Pasadena, Calif., home of nonlung small cell carcinoma, his eldest son, John Christopher, told the Los Angeles Times. The actor played the role of Father Mulcahy from 1972 to 1983 and in the follow-up series “After M.A.S.H.” from 1983 to 1985.
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Postby Scott Reppert » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:41 pm

Being an only child, I've always claimed to have "nine brothers".
Four of them were in The Monkees and five of them were in Mott the Hoople.
Basically one of my "brothers" has passed away...

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Postby just saying » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:02 pm

Actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away Wednesday, her publicist said.

She was 80 years old and had battled diabetes for decades.

"A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile," her publicist Mara Buxbaum said.
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Postby just saying » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:12 am

Mike Connors, who took a punch as well as anyone while playing the good-guy private detective on the long-running Saturday night action series Mannix for CBS, has died. He was 91.
A former basketball player for legendary coach John Wooden at UCLA, Connors died Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. No other details were immediately available.

Mannix, the last series from Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s famed TV company Desilu Productions to air, ran for eight seasons from September 1967 until April 1975. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller (Mission: Impossible), the hit show featured an electric theme from jazz great Lalo Schifrin and starred Connors as a noble Korean War veteran.
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Postby just saying » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:35 am

Sir John Hurt, who won Oscar nominations for the Elephant Man and captured the hearts of millions for his roles in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, has died.
The star, one of Britain's most treasured actors, died aged 77 at his home in Norfolk after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, it was revealed today.


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Postby just saying » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:38 pm

Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau died early Sunday morning two weeks after being hospitalized due to exhaustion and later cancelling his 2017 tour. He was 76.
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Postby just saying » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:39 am

George "The Animal" Steele, a pro wrestling icon and WWE Hall of Famer, has died at 79. WWE confirmed the news Friday.

Steele turned pro in 1967 and was best known for his run as a comical babyface attraction in the final years before his 1988 retirement. With his hairy upper body, bald head and green tongue, Steele became one of the most recognizable characters for the WWE -- then known as WWF -- during its national expansion in the mid-1980s, thanks to his penchant for biting open and chewing on the turnbuckle pads.
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Re: 2017 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Postby just saying » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:14 am

Ivan 'The Russian Bear' Koloff, the famed villainous professional wrestler who once held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, has died. He was 74.
Koloff, a resident of Montreal, had suffered from liver disease for a decade, and his health had recently been in sharp decline, his wife revealed earlier this month in an interview with the Post and Courier.


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Postby just saying » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:55 pm

Joseph A. Wapner, a California judge who became a widely recognized symbol of tough but fair-minded American jurisprudence during the 12 years he sat on the bench of the syndicated television show “The People’s Court,” died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97.
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Postby just saying » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:22 am

Chuck Berry, a Founding Father of Rock 'n' Roll, Dies at 90
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Postby just saying » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:21 am

Chuck Barris, the goofball host of The Gong Show who also was the manic mastermind behind two other spontaneous game-show classics, The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, has died. He was 87.
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Postby just saying » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:15 pm

Don Rickles, comedy legend, dead at 90
Comedy legend and actor Don Rickles died Thursday morning of kidney failure, Fox News has confirmed. He was 90 years old.
"Emmy-award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure," his rep said in a statement. "Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8."
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Postby just saying » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:39 am

Erin Moran 'Happy Days' Star Dead At 56


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