2017 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

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Re: 2017 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Post by just saying » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:07 am

Sam Shepard, whose hallucinatory plays redefined the landscape of the American West and its inhabitants, died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky. He was 73.
A spokesman for his family announced the death on Monday, saying the cause was complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/thea ... -dead.html

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Post by just saying » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:50 pm

Ara Parseghian, a Presbyterian of Armenian descent who might have seemed an unlikely savior of Notre Dame football but became just that, coaching the Fighting Irish out of the wilderness and back to greatness in the 1960s and ’70s, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Granger, Ind. He was 94.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/spor ... at-94.html

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Post by cgarison » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:22 pm

Glen Campbell, hit singer and guitarist, dead at 81

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/entertain ... index.html
(CNN)Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81. [/quote}
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Post by Greg Goodfellow » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:20 pm

We were fortunate to air a two-hour retrospective this morning. More later.
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Post by just saying » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:36 pm

Entertainment legend Jerry Lewis dead at age 91
Entertainment legend Jerry Lewis has died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91.
His family confirmed his death Sunday morning: “Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side.” According to the family, Lewis died at 9:15 a.m.
https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertain ... 91-photos/

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