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Dave Gibson

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Hunter  GWPB wrote:
Bob Doll


Article regarding his World War 2 service and wounds, rather than his death.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/ … r-ii-hero/

That's Bob Dole.

Dec 08 21 12:49 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Dave Gibson wrote:

That's Bob Dole.

Fixed it.  Thank you.

Dec 08 21 02:18 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist with the Monkees, dies aged 78

Al Unser, four-time Indianapolis 500 champion, dies at 82

Dec 11 21 06:30 am Link

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LightDreams

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Anne Rice passed away last night of a stroke in New Orleans.

With memories of one of her, rather early, infamous parties.  May she rest in peace.

Dec 13 21 01:34 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Betty White has passed away at 99

Dec 31 21 05:13 pm Link

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rxz

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, US

Harry Reid passed away at 82, Senator from Nevada.

Dec 31 21 06:57 pm Link

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SayCheeZ!

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

rxz wrote:
Harry Reid passed away at 82, Senator from Nevada.

The airport was officially changed from McCarran Int'l  Airport to Harry Reid Int'l Airport, and then he died a week later.

LightDreams wrote:
Anne Rice passed away last night of a stroke in New Orleans.
With memories of one of her, rather early, infamous parties.  May she rest in peace.

I ran into her at a Borders Book Store about 25 years ago.  Everyone was making a big deal about her but I didn't know who she was at all.

Dec 31 21 09:12 pm Link

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rxz

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Sir Sidney Poitier passed at age 94, renown actor for decades.

Jan 07 22 04:25 pm Link

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Bob Saget, comedian, TV sitcom actor ("Full House"), and host of "America's Funniest Home Videos"; while in the midst of a stand-up comedy tour, found unresponsive in his hotel room, age 65.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/09/entertai … index.html

Jan 09 22 05:34 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Dwayne Hickman, the actor and network TV executive who despite numerous achievements throughout his life would always be remembered fondly by a generation of baby boomers for his role as Dobie Gillis, has died. He was 87.

Jan 11 22 06:13 am Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Follow up on Betty White:

The beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” actor died at her home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles as the result of a Dec. 25 cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke, according to the LA County death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Jan 11 22 06:14 am Link

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rfordphotos

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Rest in Peace Ronnie--- Thank you so much for all the music, all the fun.

Most of you are probably too young to remember the Ronettes, but they were  a big part of my youth...
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Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78

Today at 5:57 p.m. EST
----  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob … story.html

NEW YORK — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78.

Spector died Wednesday after a brief battle with cancer, her family said. “Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude,” a statement said. No other details were revealed.

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Jan 12 22 03:21 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. He was 102.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Sunday announced his death on Twitter, both of them calling McGee an American hero.

“While I am saddened by his loss, I’m also incredibly grateful for his sacrifice, his legacy, and his character. Rest in peace, General,” wrote Austin, who did not specify where McGee died.

The Tuskegee Airmen is the nickname of the first African American unit to fly combat airplanes in World War II.

McGee was among more than 900 men to train in rural Alabama from 1940 to 1946 after the Army Air Corps was forced to admit Blacks pilots. About 450 deployed overseas and 150 lost their lives in training or combat.

McGee was one of only a few pilots — white or Black — who flew combat missions in that conflict and during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

https://apnews.com/article/kamala-harri … 88c53657c5

Jan 16 22 08:12 pm Link

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Frank Lewis Photography

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And the 332 Fighter Group never lost  bomber to enemy action. Those escort pilots stayed with the bombers from Ramatelli, Italy to Berlin and back.

Jan 17 22 01:40 pm Link

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rfordphotos

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Rest in Peace Gen. McGee, thank you so much for your service to our country.

General Charles Edward McGee (December 7, 1919 − January 16, 2022)

https://www.blackpast.org/wp-content/uploads/Tuskegee-Airman-Charles-Mcgee-offical-USAF-photos-1920x1080.jpg

Jan 17 22 02:23 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

https://apnews.com/article/entertainmen … 88aba18b4d

Jan 21 22 06:02 am Link

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LightDreams

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Hunter  GWPB wrote:
Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

https://apnews.com/article/entertainmen … 88aba18b4d

Meat Loaf apparently died after a battle with Covid-19.  While I was a fan of his music collaborations with Jim Steinman, he was very outspoken about his views regarding the pandemic.

He recently had been "railing" about the vaccine mandates in Australia and has also claimed that he "would rather die, than face lockdowns".  They haven't released whether he was personally vaccinated or not, but it's a very sad situation all round.

Jan 21 22 09:28 am Link

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rfordphotos

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Sad indeed. RIP Meat Loaf.

I dont know the facts regarding his death, or anything about his vaccine stance. If he died because of ignorance it is even more sad.

But I know too many people have died unnecessarily in this pandemic. 

The anti-vaxxers have their beliefs - as scientifically unfounded as they are, they "believe" them... I am NOT not defending them in any way, but at least they are acting out of heartfelt "belief". Sometimes you just cant fix stupid.

But there is a special place in hell for the media types- Tucker Carlson leading the list - who have consistently been given the facts by well qualified experts--- and have chosen to promote "alternate facts" for purely GREEDY reasons- Carlson does his shtick for RATINGS- Rogan does his show for RATINGS they seek the almighty dollar and dont give  damn who dies as long as the $$$dollars$$$ roll in.

Jan 21 22 10:18 am Link

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rxz wrote:
Sir Sidney Poitier passed at age 94, renown actor for decades.

Im a minor film buff and how this screen icon is not getting the attention he deserves is ....uggggh
But also not surprising in this culture.

Jan 21 22 10:39 am Link

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SayCheeZ!

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Louie Anderson
He was a headliner at a casino where I worked at.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/21/entertai … index.html

https://www.irishnews.com/picturesarchive/irishnews/irishnews/2022/01/18/221037255-7b017e13-90d0-47c3-b883-0cfc55080f57.jpg

Jan 21 22 10:57 am Link

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Focuspuller

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rfordphotos wrote:
The anti-vaxxers have their beliefs - as scientifically unfounded as they are, they "believe" them... I am NOT not defending them in any way, but at least they are acting out of heartfelt "belief".

Mostly true, but I am having difficulty believing how "heartfelt" much anti-vaxxism really is, considering the level of partisan hostility associated with that view. Seems hatred of "libs" animates a lot of anti-vaxxers, and comes from a darker place than "the heart."

Jan 21 22 11:40 am Link

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rxz

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Hunter  GWPB wrote:
Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

https://apnews.com/article/entertainmen … 88aba18b4d

I attended his "Bat Out of Hell" concert decades ago.  Entertaining with an enthusiastic crowd.  Just 9 months after Jim Steinman's death, who I feel was responsable for Aday's revival.

Jan 21 22 04:41 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Peter Robbins, the actor who first gave voice to the beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown, has died at age 65.


Howard Hesseman, who played the radio disc jockey Johnny Fever on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" and the actor-turned-history teacher Charlie Moore on "Head of the Class," has died. He was 81.

see NPR

Jan 30 22 10:53 am Link

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rfordphotos

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Rest in Peace Mr. Hesseman.

you will always be Dr.Johnny Fever in my memories--- Thanks for so many laughs!

https://static.fusionmovies.to/images/character/_Nnc8dOj86DYSm9wDNywdrQF-pNiqyVNNcyRiKrB_0BIB1GvVeI2WUrIc5WjmMdqbuTKxZipKEV9csIXCdnY6r25HtmQyPwQ4h17c-EjGNo.jpg

The scene that started it all LOL:
WKRP Goes Rock and Roll - https://youtu.be/9VH4yV3ich0

Jan 30 22 11:24 am Link

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Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program “Extra,” has died at age 30.

Police said Kryst jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. Her family confirmed her death in a statement.

https://apnews.com/article/arts-and-ent … 84113f8f5e

Jan 30 22 04:18 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Sally Clare Kellerman was an American actress, singer, and author. Kellerman's acting career spanned over 60 years. Her role as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's film M*A*S*H earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

age 84

Feb 24 22 07:00 pm Link

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VFX wizard Douglas Trumbull April 8, 1942 – February 7, 2022

2001 A Space Odyssey
Silent Running
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Trek The Motion Picture
Blade Runner
Brainstorm

Impressive body of work

Feb 26 22 01:20 am Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Bobbie Nelson:  Pianist, singer, member of Willie Nelson's family band. 

https://apnews.com/article/entertainmen … 448cfcafad

Mar 12 22 08:04 am Link

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Seattle, Washington, US

Emilio Delgado, known to a generation as Luis on Sesame Street, dead at 81.

Mar 12 22 12:44 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Brent Renaud, an acclaimed filmmaker who traveled to some of the darkest and most dangerous corners of the world for documentaries that transported audiences to little-known places of suffering, died Sunday after Russian forces opened fire on his vehicle in Ukraine.

The 50-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas, native was gathering material for a report about refugees when his vehicle was hit at a checkpoint in Irpin, just outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said the area has sustained intense shelling by Russian forces in recent days

https://apnews.com/article/brent-renaud … 660fd280af

Mar 13 22 01:50 pm Link

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One of my favorite all time actors….

William Hurt, dead at 71.

Mar 13 22 03:39 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (50) died Friday. The band was in. Columbia to play at Bogotá's Festival Estéreo Picnic.


Also


Mary Jane Thomas, the wife of country singer Hank Williams Jr, died unexpectedly on Tuesday (22 March) in Jupiter, Florida. She was 58.

Mar 27 22 09:27 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Naomi Judd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, whose family harmonies with daughter Wynonna turned them into the Grammy-winning country stars The Judds, has died. She was 76.

Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press

https://apnews.com/article/naomi-judd-d … bea606f668

Apr 30 22 05:10 pm Link

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Focuspuller

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Los Angeles, California, US

Actor Fred Ward.. Great guy. Worked with him on "The Right Stuff."

RIP, Gus.

May 14 22 01:53 pm Link

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Hunter GWPB

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Rosemarie (von) Trapp  93 yearsold

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/20/11005068 … music-dies

May 21 22 04:19 am Link

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Acraftman1313

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I had the pleasure to meet and work with Acasiamodel  #4235919 and wanted to pass along to anyone else that meet or worked with her passed away suddenly . Her husband asked if I would pass this information along. She was a truly wonderful woman with a beautiful heart.

May 21 22 12:16 pm Link

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JohnTozziPhotography

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Ray Liotta, found dead in his sleep, in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie.  He was 67.

I've been a fan of his going all the way back to the soap Another World, which he was on in the late 70's/early 80s.

May 26 22 11:35 am Link