2016 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

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Re: 2016 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Post by just saying » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:01 pm

Longtime Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network confirmed in a statement.
"Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us," Turner president David Levy said in a statement. "There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.
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Post by genlock » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:50 pm

Long-time Beverly Hills socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor died Sunday, a report said. She was 99.

The nine-time married Gabor suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the celebrity gossip site TMZ reported.

Gabor, who would have turned 100 in February, had been in declining health for many years.

Gabor and her final hubby, Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, had been married in 1986.
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Re: 2016 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Post by just saying » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:18 am

George Michael, Pop Superstar, Is Dead at 53
George Michael, the creamy-voiced English songwriter who sold tens of millions of albums as a member of the duo Wham! and on his own, was found dead on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/arts/ ... -dead.html

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Post by just saying » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:05 pm

Carrie Fisher has died at age 60.

The Star Wars actress had a heart attack while aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday, about 15 minutes before the plane was scheduled to land. Speaking on behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, family's spokesman Simon Halls announced she died Tuesday. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," he told People in a statement. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."

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Re: 2016 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Post by just saying » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:03 am

Debbie Reynolds has died after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday, her son told The Associated Press. She was 84.
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