2015 Obits: Remembrance thread

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Post by just saying » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:59 am

Horror master Wes Craven has passed away at age 76
While we thought we might be able to get through the summer without losing another filmmaking great, it’s being reported that one of horror’s finest filmmakers and the man responsible for some of the biggest horror hits of all time, Mr. Wes Craven, is dead at the age of 76.
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Post by just saying » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:21 am

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, has died at age 84. In addition to his film work, Jones played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company in 1970.
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Post by just saying » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:21 am

Adam 12' Star Martin Milner Dies at 83
Martin Milner, who starred in the huge hit '60s and '70s show "Adam 12" -- which spawned generations of kids who wanted to become cops.
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Post by just saying » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:15 pm

Former NBA great Moses Malone has died in his sleep in Norfolk, Va. He was 60.
According to the Associated Press, Malone's body was discovered when he failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament in which he was scheduled to play.
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Post by just saying » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:18 am

Jackie Collins, the beloved best-selling novelist, has died, PEOPLE has exclusively learned.
"It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today," the Collins family tells PEOPLE in a statement.
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Post by just saying » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:52 am

Jack Larson Dies: Jimmy Olsen From ‘The Adventures of Superman’ Was 87

Born in 1928 in Los Angeles, Larson’s film debut was in the 1948 war movie “Fighter Squadron.” Intent on becoming a Broadway actor, he only reluctantly took the role as cub reporter and photographer Jimmy Olsen on The Adventures of Superman. Afraid of being typecast, he agreed to appear in the series only after his agent convinced him the show was unlikely to be aired. The opposite happened, and The Adventures of Superman would air in syndication from 1952-1958.
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Post by genlock » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:44 am

"It ain't over til it's over", Well, It's over.

Yogi is dead at 90.

(CNN)Yogi Berra, the baseball legend known as much for his on-the-field historic streak as his unintentionally humorous malapropisms, has died.

He died Tuesday night, the Yogi Berra Museum said. He was 90.

Berra was one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. But it is for his sometimes mystifying utterances, or Yogisms, that he is most widely known.

Perhaps his most famous observation was, "It ain't over 'til it's over." It was pure Yogi -- at once blindingly obvious, yet beyond that a call to courage, an exhortation never to give up until the ballgame's final out.
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Post by just saying » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:18 am

Al Molinaro, the loveable character actor with the hangdog face who was known to millions of TV viewers for playing Murray the cop on "The Odd Couple" and malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days," died Friday at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, his son Michael Molinaro said.
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Post by cgarison » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:16 pm

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dead at 73

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Post by cgarison » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:19 pm

Customizing king George Barris dies at 89

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/11/06/geor ... s-dead-89/
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Post by genlock » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:33 pm

PAUL MICHAEL BOOTH, 61, died, October 22. Radio was his first love, and he spent most of his career on the air as the night-time DJ for WKEE, known as Paul Michaels and Z-Man. The family will be holding a private service.
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Post by just saying » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:08 am

Soap legend David Canary, who won five Daytime Emmy Awards for playing All My Children twins Adam and Stuart Chandler, died on Nov. 16 of natural causes. He was 77.
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Post by cgarison » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:28 pm

Cynthia Robinson, the trailblazing trumpet player for Sly and the Family Stone, passed away this week after a battle with cancer.

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Post by genlock » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:07 pm

Nine lives are not enough. Elfego Baca Passes at 85

http://www.televisiontunes.com/Nine_Liv ... _Baca.html

Robert Loggia, a durable and versatile tough guy actor in movies and TV shows including Brian De Palma’s 1983 drama “Scarface” and “Big,” died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. He was 85.
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Post by genlock » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:42 am

George Marti, W5GLJ, who pioneered and manufactured remote pick-up (RPU) technology to allow radio stations to originate broadcasts away from the studio wirelessly — and lobbied the FCC to authorize its use — died on December 13 at age 95. Marti lived in Cleburne, Texas, where he had served as mayor for 12 years.
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Post by just saying » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:00 am

Meadowlark Lemon, whose halfcourt hook shots, no-look behind-the-back passes and vivid clowning were marquee features of the feel-good traveling basketball show known as the Harlem Globetrotters for nearly a quarter-century, died on Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he lived. He was 83.
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Post by just saying » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:04 am

Wayne Rogers, the wisecracking Korean War combat surgeon "Trapper John" McIntyre on TV's "M*A*S*H," died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 82, his publicist said.
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