2018 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

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2018 Notable Deaths: Remembrance thread

Post by just saying » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:02 am

Jerry Van Dyke, one of the most recognizable sitcom faces of the 20th century, has died. According to TMZ, Van Dyke—who starred for several years on ABC’s Coach as the beloved but bumbling Luther Van Dam, and who got his start on TV with a series of memorable guest turns on his brother Dick’s groundbreaking CBS sitcom—was 86.
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Post by genlock » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 am

Hall of fame sports broadcaster Keith Jackson has died at age 89.
One of the best football announcers.
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Post by Tom Taggart » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:31 am

Dolores O' Riordan of the Cranberries dies at age 46.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42696376

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Post by just saying » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:09 am

Rev. Billy Graham died at the age of 99. He was known for his charisma, but said "I despise all this attention on me...I'm not trying to bring people to myself, but I know that God has sent me out as a warrior." USA TODAY
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Post by just saying » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:33 am

Nanette Fabray, the effervescent comedienne who won three Emmy Awards for playing opposite Sid Caesar on Caesar's Hour, only to leave the classic NBC sketch series because of a misunderstanding, has died. She was 97.
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Post by just saying » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:36 am

Mar 5, 2018 - (CNN)David Ogden Stiers, known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the TV comedy series "M*A*S*H," died Saturday, the agency representing him said. ... I am very sad to report that David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon

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Post by just saying » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:02 am

Professor Stephen Hawking dies peacefully aged 76 at his Cambridge home - 55 years after the scientist was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given just two years to live


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Post by just saying » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:01 pm

Steven Bochco, a producer whose boundary-pushing series like "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" helped define the modern TV drama, died Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74.
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Post by genlock » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:01 am

HUNTINGTON - Dan Shoemaker, former baseball coach at Huntington East High School, executive at ESPN and college athletics administrator, died Wednesday.

Sonya Hall, a friend of Shoemaker, 67, and his wife, Vita, confirmed Shoemaker died during a visit to Huntington from his Charlotte, North Carolina, residence.

"It was very sudden," Hall said.
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Post by genlock » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:42 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Radio host Arthur William Bell passed away Friday, April 13.

Arthur Bell, also known as Art Bell was the original owner of Pahrump based radio station KNYE 95.1 FM. And perhaps best known for his conspiracy theory in the paranormal, with his radio show "Coast to Coast" - which was syndicated across the nation.

The Nye County Sheriff's Office says Bell died at his home in Pahrump, Nevada.

Bell is scheduled for an autopsy later this week to determine the cause of death.

He was 72-years-old.
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Post by genlock » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:16 am

WASHINGTON (Circa) – Actor R. Lee Ermey has passed away at the age of 74 after battling pneumonia. His manager Bill Rogin made the announcement on the actor's Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Post by genlock » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:58 am

Huntington native Hal Greer has died at the age of 81, according to the Philadelphia 76ers organization.

The Sixers said Greer died Saturday night in Arizona after a brief illness.

Harold Everett "Hal" Greer grew up in Huntington, where he starred for Douglass High School. Greer was the first African-American to receive a scholarship at Marshall University, where he averaged 19.4 points per game in his three varsity seasons.

The 13th overall pick by the Nationals in the 1958 draft, Greer went on to become an NBA champion, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and team legend. He was the 76ers’ all-time leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played, culminating in him being named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
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Post by just saying » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:46 am

Hal Greer has died at 81, the 76ers announced Monday morning.

Greer was an NBA All-Star 10 times in his 15-year career with the 76ers and Syracuse Nationals. He was was also on the 1967 Philadelphia championship team, which ended the Celtics’ eight-year run as NBA champions.

The 76ers mourn the passing of Hal Greer, an NBA champion, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and team legend » https://t.co/AowwLmxKwm pic.twitter.com/NW4ZkQveL7

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Greer was the first player to have his number retired by the 76ers when the team hung his No. 15 jersey from the rafters in 1976. He still leads the organization in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.

He was drafted in 1958 by the Syracuse Nationals and moved with the franchise to Philadelphia five years later, spending his entire career with the franchise.

"In addition to his historic contributions on the court, Greer will forever be remembered as a true gentleman who used the tremendous platform of basketball to uplift and inspire others," the team said in a statement.

The team also said it will honor Greer in Monday's Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs against the Heat in Philadelphia.

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Post by genlock » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — If you didn't know that Harry Anderson was an Asheville, N.C. resident, it's a tragic time to find out.

Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' star who made Asheville his home, died at age 65 at his home in Montford, Asheville police confirm.

The actor, comedian and magician was best known as Judge Harry Stone of the 1980s-1990s sitcom "Night Court."
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Post by just saying » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:07 am

Barbara Pierce Bush, the fiercely loyal wife of one U.S. president and mother of another who was a champion of literacy and admired public figure in her own right, died Tuesday at her west Houston home. She was 92.

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Post by genlock » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:05 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce embraced the difficult task of following his mentor, Woody Hayes, as Ohio State's head football coach. In his later years, he became a much-loved patriarch of the program he helped build.

Bruce died in Columbus at the age of 87, according to a statement released by his daughters through Ohio State on Friday. He'd been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Bruce had a record of 81-26-1 as head coach at Ohio State from 1979-87. He took over under most unusual and challenging circumstances, hired after the revered Hayes was fired for punching a Clemson player in the 1978 Gator Bowl. Bruce could not meet Hayes' lofty standards and was never quite embraced by Buckeyes fans the way Hayes was, but even after being fired and moving on to other jobs, he never lost his passion for Ohio State football.
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Post by just saying » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:51 pm

Verne Troyer, the actor whose iconic portrayal as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy catapulted him to national stardom, died Saturday. He was 49.
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Post by just saying » Mon May 14, 2018 1:49 pm

The big screen’s Lois Lane has died.
Margot Kidder passed away on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 69. Her cause of death is unknown.
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Post by Lester » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:04 pm

Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Blues Brothers Guitarist, Dies at 88

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