2016 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

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Re: 2016 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Post by just saying » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:39 am

TV actor Joe Santos, best known for his role as police Sgt. Dennis Becker on the 1970s show "The Rockford Files," has died, according to his agent, Alicia Beekman. He was 84.
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Post by genlock » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:50 pm

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died.

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford-- whose tenure was marred by revelations about his drinking problems and illegal drug use -- died Tuesday at 46 after a battle with cancer, his family says.

Ford was diagnosed with cancer in September 2014. The illness forced him to withdraw his bid for re-election as mayor and he ran instead for a city council seat, winning in a landslide despite his notoriety.
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Post by genlock » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:26 am

JIM FORBES, 63, of South Point, Ohio, son of Violet Forbes Bias, died March 19 in King's Daughters Medical Center. He was a disc jockey at several local radio stations. From Huntington newspaper.
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Post by genlock » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:50 pm

Longtime sportscaster, MLB catcher Joe Garagiola dead at 90
Joe Garagiola, a Major League Baseball legend who successfully moved from the field to the broadcast booth, has died at the age of 90, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Wednesday.
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Post by just saying » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:35 pm

Comedian Garry Shandling died at an L.A. area hospital on Thursday ... TMZ has learned.
The 66-year-old star was not suffering from any illness ... as far as we know ... so, it appears this was sudden. A source connected to Shandling says he was healthy and speaking to people on Thursday morning.
Our source says there was a 911 call from "The Larry Sanders Show" star's home, and he was transported to the hospital. We're told Shandling was alive when he arrived at the hospital.

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Post by cgarison » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:47 pm

David Smyrl, Mr Handford on ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 80

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David Smyrl, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Mr. Handford, the retired firefighter who ran Hooper's Store on "Sesame Street," has died. He was 80.

Smyrl was diagnosed with lung cancer in January, said his wife, Cheryl. He died Tuesday at Lankenau Medical Center outside Philadelphia.

"He was funny," Cheryl Smyrl said. "I could say so many good things about him. He was loved by so many people. He was a mentor to a lot of children. He was a family man, loyal, true and faithful."

A north Philadelphia native born on Sept. 12, 1935, Smyrl performed as a poet in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, his wife said. His television career also began in New York in the 1970s, on the show "Express Yourself."

Smyrl moved to California to work on the sitcom "Benson" in the 1970s, where he earned him a People's Choice Award. He also worked as a writer and actor on "The Cosby Show," playing contractor Sam Lucas.

From 1990 to 1998, Smyrl played the smiling, singing store-owner on "Sesame Street." He succeeded Leonard Jackson, who played a grumpier Handford.

Smyrl had won the job by acting out a script where he had returned from fighting a fire, worn out, and talked of retiring and buying a little store, according to a 1997 story in the Record-Journal, a Connecticut newspaper.

"You get to act stupid," Smyrl told the newspaper. "It's fun! I get to do fun things like dance with Gloria Estefan."

He enjoyed the role, because he loved children, Cheryl Smyrl said.

Cheryl and David Smyrl met in 1975 and were friends for many years before they married in April 1992. Smyrl is also survived by his stepson, Pancho Scott.

A funeral is scheduled for Monday.
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Post by just saying » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:06 pm

Patty Duke, the teen who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played "identical cousins" in her own TV sitcom, has died. She was 69.

The news was confirmed Tuesday by one of her representatives, Mitchell Stubbs.
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Post by just saying » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:09 am

Actor James Noble died on Monday at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.
A family spokesman told the New York Times that Noble had suffered a stroke last week.
The 94-year-old was best known for his role in ABC sitcom Benson as the scatter-minded Governor Eugene Gatling, whom he played from 1979 to 1986.


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Merle Haggard, country music's outsider hero, dies at 79

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Merle Haggard, country music's outsider hero, dies at 79

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/06/entertain ... usic-dies/

Merle Haggard, the grizzled country music legend whose songs such as "Okie from Muskogee" and "Fightin' Side of Me" made him a voice for the workingman and the outsider, has died. He was 79.

Haggard died Wednesday, his birthday, of complications from pneumonia at his home in Northern California, his agent Lance Roberts told CNN.
Haggard recorded more than three dozen No. 1 country hits in a musical career that spanned six decades, from the 1960s into the 2010s. He overcame an early life of petty crime and a prison term in San Quentin to develop a rugged, outlaw image that helped sell millions of records.
Tributes immediately began pouring in from the country music world and beyond.
2012: Merle Haggard on religion, poverty and family
"Country music has suffered one of the greatest losses it will ever experience," said country star Charlie Daniels on Twitter. "Rest in peace Merle Haggard."
"Love and prayers for the Haggard family. Merle was a pioneer ... a true entertainer ... a legend," added Carrie Underwood. "There will never be another like him."
"There are no words to describe the loss & sorrow felt within all of music with the passing of Merle Haggard. Thank God for his life & songs," said singer Brad Paisley.
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Post by cgarison » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:11 am

Doris Roberts, mom on 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' dies at age 90

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/entertain ... index.html

Doris Roberts, who played the nosy and overbearing mother to Ray Romano's character on the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died, the show's former spokeswoman said Monday. She was 90.
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Post by cgarison » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:35 pm

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Prince dead at 57.

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Post by cgarison » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:54 pm

Billy Paul Dead at 80.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/26/entertain ... index.html

(CNN)Billy Paul, the Grammy-winning soul singer of the 1970s hit "Me and Mrs. Jones," has died, a statement on his official website said. He was 80.

Paul died at home Sunday after a "serious medical condition," the statement read.
The song about an affair with the mysterious "Mrs. Jones" reached No. 1 and earned Paul the Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1972.
The song -- with Paul earnestly stuttering "Mrs., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones" -- was about an illicit romance with a woman at a cafe. Even though "we both know that it's wrong," he sang, they would see each other tomorrow at "the same place, the same time."
The song's sophisticated arrangement with lush strings was the signature sound of Philadelphia International Records, known as the Motown of the '70s. It was the same label behind Teddy Pendergrass' "Come Go With Me" and the O'Jays' "Love Train."
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Post by just saying » Mon May 09, 2016 7:52 pm

William Schallert, a familiar presence on prime-time television for decades, notably as the long-suffering father and uncle to the “identical cousins” played by Patty Duke on the hit 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died on Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93.
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Post by just saying » Thu May 19, 2016 12:31 pm

’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Morley Safer Dead At 84
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.

His death comes just days after he formally retired after 46 seasons with the program.
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Post by just saying » Sat May 21, 2016 6:43 am

Alan Young, the actor who played Wilbur on "Mister Ed" ... has died.
The character, whom the horse, of course, of course, called "Wilburrrrrrrrrr" ... became one of the most popular on TV from 1961 - 1965.
As you know, Mr. Ed would only speak to Wilbur, and they kept their secret throughout the run of the series. As you know, no one can talk to a horse, of course, that is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.
There was a famous scene during the run when Ed took batting practice against legendary Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax and actually hit the ball. Wilbur screamed, "Slide, Ed, slide." Ed obliged.
Young was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck from "DuckTales."
Alan was 96.


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Post by cgarison » Tue May 24, 2016 10:23 am

Les Waas, Adman, Dies at 94; Gave Mister Softee a Soundtrack

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/busin ... &smtyp=cur

We may not have had 'Mr. Softee' in the Ohio Valley, but the jingle definitely persisted as a part of ice cream trucks across the nation.
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Post by cgarison » Tue May 31, 2016 9:18 pm

Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, dies at 78

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/31/entertain ... index.html

Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife's website. She was 78.

"Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward," Matt and Laurie Crouch said in a statement.
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Post by just saying » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:26 am

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74
Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead.

Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74.

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Post by just saying » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:33 pm

In Detroit, no athlete's passing will be equal to Gordie Howe's
Here's a Gordie Howe story. He was playing at the old Olympia, and an opposing player hit him and somehow cut his hand. Gordie had to leave the ice and go to the trainer's room. There, Dr. John (Jack) Finley, the Wings' longtime physician, began stitching him up carefully.
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Post by cgarison » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:33 am

Ralph Stanley, bluegrass music legend, dies at 89

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/24/entertain ... index.html

Bluegrass music pioneer Ralph Stanley died Thursday at the age of 89, publicist Kirt Webster announced on Stanley's official website.

The "patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer," Webster wrote.
Stanley was already famous in bluegrass and roots music circles when the 2000 hit movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" thrust him into the mainstream. He provided a haunting a cappella version of the dirge "O Death" and ended up winning a Grammy.
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