2017 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

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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.
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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.
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Post by Greg Goodfellow » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:18 pm

From THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:

Comic Actor Jay Thomas Dead at 69

“Ray Donovan” star Jay Thomas has lost his battle with cancer. He was 69.

The sad news comes from his agent and longtime friend Don Buchwald.

“Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior,” wrote Buchwald, who repped Thomas for 35 years. Thomas’ wife Sally and his sons Sam, Jake and J.T. were by his side at his Santa Barbara, California home when he passed.

Thomas was perhaps best known for playing Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown” from 1989-1998. He also played Rhea Perlman’s TV husband Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” from 1987-1989 before his character was run over by a Zamboni. Thomas starred on the hit sitcom "Love & War" from 1992-1995.

Jay Thomas, left, on 'Cheers'.© (SPIKE NANNARELLO/CBS) Jay Thomas, left, on 'Cheers'.

Talk show fans remember Thomas from his holiday visits on “Late Night with David Letterman” where he and the host would try and knock a meatball off the top of a Christmas tree by throwing footballs.During that annual visit, Thomas would always tell what became known as “The Lone Ranger” story in which he had a bizarre encounter with actor Clayton Moore, who played the masked cowboy in the classic western series. Thomas’ “Late Night” Christmas tradition started in 1998 and ended in 2014, shortly before Letterman retired.

Thomas also hosted a popular radio show on SiriusXM
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Post by just saying » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Jake LaMotta, boxing's 'Raging Bull,' dies in his 90s
Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie "Raging Bull," died on Tuesday, according to one of his daughters.
LaMotta, who admitted intentionally losing a fight at the behest of mobsters, was in his 90s, listing his birthday as July 10, 1922, while other sources had the year as 1921. His daughter Christi LaMotta announced the death on her personal Facebook page but did not disclose the cause of death.

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