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bytebug

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:11:44 PM

…a place to bid farewell to those who pass in 2014.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:36:25 PM

A Nobel laureate and one of the greatest writers of nuestro tiempo:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, age 87
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:47:49 AM

Atlanta radio personality and traffic reporter "Captain" Herb Emory passes away suddenly Saturday, a result of a heart attack.

"Emory had been with WSB Radio and Channel 2 Action News since 1991and served as an Alanta traffic reporter since 1971."

"Captain Herb hosted and produced the WSB Speed Shop auto racing from 1993 until 2011."

"He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2008 and received the inaugural Excellence in Motorsports Journalism Award in 2012."
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:44:20 AM

Bluegrass guitarist George Shuffler passes away April 7 at 88. He played extensively with Ralph and Carter Stanley and also the Clinch Mountain Boys.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 6:43:12 AM

Singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester,has died at age 69 of bladder cancer.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 3:06:53 AM

I think you would be right on the mark as far as Helwig is concerned.
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:18:43 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if the cause of death of Helwig was due to complications from steroid use and abuse.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:32:36 AM

WWE legend James Helwig, also known as The Ultimate Warrior, collapsed outside a Phoenix hotel tonight and was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 54. Just this past weekend, Helwig had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 8:35:25 PM

Very sad about Peaches Geldof. She was only 25. Her mother preceded her in death a few years ago.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 3:49:38 PM

Peaches Geldof, 25, model, TV Presenter, daughter of Bob Geldof
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 12:15:53 AM

News is posting fast about the passing of Mickey Rooney at age 93

"Mickey Rooney, the supercharged child vaudevillian who grew up to become MGM's biggest star – despite barely standing over 5 feet tall – has died at the age of 93.

Rooney, who had been in ill health for quite some time, passed away on Sunday, TMZ reports."

"His 200-plus film credits notwithstanding, the spry, spirited Rooney will be best remembered for playing the impetuous title character in MGM's beloved Andy Hardy movies.

Multiple news outlets reported that Rooney, 93, died on Sunday. He is survived by his eighth wife Jan, and nine children.

But most of all, he leaves behind a colorful Hollywood legacy that spanned 80 years and more than 200 films, including Boys Town and The Black Stallion. Rooney won two honorary Oscars, the first in 1938, the second in 1982."
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Pard
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 11:49:53 PM

Mickey Rooney, age 93. Just heard this on TV, so I don't have any details.
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 8:31:54 PM

John Pinette, comedian and hapless carjacking victim from the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died at age 50.
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 4:37:59 PM

Elizabeth Joice, was only a few months pregnant when she received a devastating diagnosis, the cancer she thought had been eradicated years earlier had returned. She chose to continue her pregnancy and had her baby in January. But she died March 9, 2014, six weeks after giving birth, at age 36. Her daughter, Lily, was delivered by c-section in late January, six weeks early.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:27:06 AM

Many years ago I went to the Century City branch of Great Western Savings here in L. A. to open a certificate of deposit. While applying, I jokingly said to the customer service rep, "I hope your accounts are safer than those Charles Keating handles." She shot me a strange look and said, "Mr. Keating kept his accounts here." You really have to wonder about a bank executive who doesn't keep his money in his own bank. And that was my connection with:Charles Keating, Jr.

Alas, no more Lincoln Savings & Loan. No more Great Western. And now, no more Mr. Keating.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 10:22:40 PM

The "Godfather of House Music" (electronic dance music), Frankie Knuckles, has died at age 59.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 4:27:36 AM

Former "Dynasty" star Kate O' Maradies at age 74. The British actress portrayed Joan Collins' sister in the long running drama.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 1:22:19 AM

Hobie Alter, called the "Henry Ford" of the surfing world, has died at age 80. Although his Dana Point surf shop is considered the creme de la creme of surf shops, he actually started his business while living in Ontario, CA, in his dad's garage.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 6:21:49 PM

Lynda Petty, wife of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, has died at their North Carolina home at age 72.
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:26:47 PM

Buffalo Bills founder and owner Ralph Willson Jr. dies at 95
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 2:23:24 PM

Character actor James Rebhorn died Friday night at his home. He was 65. Rebhorn had roles in the series Homeland and the movie Independence Day as well as others.
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 12:46:28 PM

Here is a full statement:
Fred Phelps, the founding pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, died Wednesday, the church said today. He was 84.

Phelps founded Westboro Baptist of Topeka, Kansas, in 1955 and molded it in his fire-and-brimstone image. Many members of the small congregation are related to Phelps through blood or marriage.

According to the church's website, it has picketed more than 53,000 events, ranging from Lady Gaga concerts to funerals for slain U.S. soldiers. Typically, a dozen or so church members - including small children - brandish signs that say "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 12:44:20 PM

Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church, at 84. See above.

[Edited by: wildcat659 at 3/20/2014 12:46:57 PM EST]
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 11:33:37 PM

Off-road racer and vehicle designer.

Drino Miller, age 72
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 10:18:16 PM

Anthony Wedgwood Benn, usually known asTony Benn, at age 88. He gave up his hereditary peerage so he could continue to sit in the House of Commons - as a member of the Labour Party of course.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 9:06:30 PM

Comedian David Brenner, 78
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 9:41:47 AM

Hal Douglas (who?),89, did thousands of narrations of Hollywood movie trailers. You have heard his voice many times.

ABC News
LA Times
HuffPo
Google It
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NewGirl51
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 4:55:40 AM

Wesley Warren, the man famous for his 132-pound scrotum, has died at age 49.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 11:19:23 PM

Let's try this link for Carlos Gracida:

Polo Great Carlos Gracida
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 5:39:38 AM

The GB link tool messes up on long links. Use tinyurl.com to generate a shorter one.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:36:32 PM

One of the world's foremost polo players and teachers, killed when he fell and his pony stepped on him.

[L=http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-25/sports/text deleted
Carlos Gracida, age 53[/L]

(Sorry, it appears that the horse is also stomping on the link.)


[Edited by: J Eric at 3/8/2014 10:40:37 PM EST]
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 6:34:11 AM

Dr. Frank Jobe dies at age 88
Dr. Frank Jobe, the doctor who pioneered the most famous surgery in sports, died Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., after being hospitalized recently with an undisclosed illness, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced. He was 88.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 5:48:51 AM

Honeymooners actress Sheila MacRae, 93.
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vandriver2008
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 12:04:12 PM

Porky Chedwick A Pittsburgh radio legend.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 10:57:05 PM

He tried to reform the Teamsters. That didn't go so well.

Pete Camarata, age 67
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 3:10:54 AM

First host of the game show "The Dating Game", Jim Lange, has died.
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ladidaCA
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2014 4:59:45 AM

Charles Capps - author and speaker. Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and ordained minister who travels throughout the United States, sharing the truths of God's Word

[Edited by: ladidaCA at 2/25/2014 5:02:56 AM EST]
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Pard
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 12:52:09 PM

Harold Ramis, 69
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 3:32:42 AM

She could play the piano, and that saved her life.

Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest known holocaust survivor, aged 110
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 9:36:24 AM

Maria Von Trapp, 99, last member of the Von Trapp family.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 9:35:21 AM

Charlotte Dawson, 47 Australian TV Star
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 8:46:45 PM

Bob Casale, 61, Devo guitarist


[Edited by: Alex9990 at 2/18/2014 8:49:57 PM EST]
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 10:57:10 PM

This has been a bad week for actors.

GTH
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:56:28 PM

Ralph Waite, 85, actor
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 4:13:02 PM

Sid Caesar, 91, comic
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 7:07:53 AM

Legendary child star and former diplomat Shirley Temple Black has died at age 85.
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 5:16:33 PM

Baseball Hall of Famer and longtime Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner has died. He was 91
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 7:10:30 PM

She rode her horse Chungo from Pomona, California to Valley Forge for the Bicentennial celebrations in 1976. Later famous as a preservationist of equestrian lands. See Liz and of course Chungo here:

Liz Blackwelder
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 12:25:13 PM

Actor Christopher Jones, who quit Hollywood at the peak of his career, has died at age 72. Jones left acting after the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate in the late 1960s.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 12:19:10 PM

Animator Arthur RankinJr., who brought Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa to TV in the 1960s, has died at age 89.

[Edited by: Loree71 at 2/5/2014 12:19:09 PM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 11:17:48 AM

Richard Bull, who played Nels Olsen on the 70's series "Little House on the Prairie, has died at age 89.
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