Skip to comments.Final goodbye: A roll call of some who died in '08
Posted on 12/30/2008 6:34:18 AM PST by restornuEdited on 12/30/2008 6:37:40 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
From the summit of Everest, the top of the world - to the intricate workings of the human heart. From outer galaxies to the dungeons of Stalin's gulag.
Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to stand atop the world's highest mountain. Dr. Michael DeBakey developed treatments for heart disease that prolonged the lives of millions.
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I’ll add one more to your list. Julie Wickham.
She never received the fame and glory that those on your list received. But her life was dedicated to bringing God’s Word to people who have never had it in their own language. She was born in the Philippines, the daughter of missionaries. Later, She and her husband worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators helping to translate Scriptures.
Julie died on January 1, 2008 after a battle with liver cancer. Her body is gone but her legacy lives eternally.
The grass whithers and the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.
Julie doesn’t make the list of the famous on earth who died in 2008. She is on a better list.
RE: Sir Edmund Hillary, R.I.P.
“On a first-lady goodwill tour of Asia in April 1995the kind of banal trip that she now claims as part of her foreign-policy “experience”Mrs. Clinton had been in Nepal and been briefly introduced to the late Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest. Ever ready to milk the moment, she announced that her mother had actually named her for this famous and intrepid explorer. The claim “worked” well enough to be repeated at other stops and even showed up in Bill Clinton’s memoirs almost a decade later, as one more instance of the gutsy tradition that undergirds the junior senator from New York.
Sen. Clinton was born in 1947, and Sir Edmund Hillary and his partner Tenzing Norgay did not ascend Mount Everest until 1953, so the story was self-evidently untrue and eventually yielded to fact-checking. Indeed, a spokeswoman for Sen. Clinton named Jennifer Hanley phrased it like this in a statement in October 2006, conceding that the tale was untrue but nonetheless charming: “It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add.
Perfect. It worked, in other words, having been coined long after Sir Edmund became a bankable celebrity, but now its usefulness is exhausted and its untruth can safely be blamed on Mummy.”
Turner Classic Movies ran a tribute to all the actors and screen associated people who had died in 2008, I was quite surprised as there were many that I hadn’t realized had passed away (I guess I don’t keep up with the obits too well.)
That is if she wasn't taken off life support or given an OD of morphine...
Other than being a non-interviewed blood relative of the next president, she was a NOBODY.
Going over this list, I see I missed quite a few deaths this year.
It would have been nice if Bo Diddley and Forrest J. Ackerman had been listed by name in the lead paragraphs rather than sly references to them.
He asks his guide, “What is this?”
“It's one of the new arrivals.” is the reply.
“Is this one of the great saints? Perhaps a leading theologian or a world renowned evangelist?” the narrator asks.
“No”, his guide replies, “ It's someone you never heard of.”
“Then why all these people and music?”
“Oh, these are the people whose lives she touched and blessed while she was on earth!”
Also I see liberals/Democrats championed on this list for their causes.
“Charlton Heston, 84. Oscar winner (”Ben-Hur”); later headed National Rifle Association. April 5.”
Doesn’t mention that he was a vocal advocate for personal gun rights OR that he marched in the Civil Rights movement.
“Bettie Page, 85. Beauty who daringly bared it all in the strait-laced ‘50s. Dec. 11.”
Miscasts her AND 1950s entirely.
She pioneered nothing. She was among dozens of other “iconic” models of the 1950s and 1960s.
Comic book artist Dave Stevens used her as a basis for a character in his 1980s “retro-40s” comic book The Rocketeer and spawned renewed interest in her images.
She certainly wasn’t the only woman taking her clothes off on camera in the 1950s.
She HAS become the “bad girl’s” Marilyn Monroe though, and the stereotypical haircut for lazy women who want to appear to be edgey.
I did not realize Jerry Wexler had passed. Eventhough they mentioned Aretha, I still think his greatest contribution to Rock and Roll is Booker T. and the MG’s.
In the mid-90’s PBS did a series on Rock and Roll in the U.S. He was a fascinating guy.
We who know & love the Lord realize the infinite reward Julie is experiencing right now....God bless her.
Sunday at church we had a visiting missionary (home for a bit) who brought the sermon.
He was soft spoken, humble and gracious and his message was 'Christ love'....
He was in China 14 years in the mission field until he was asked to leave because of the Bible studies.
He's now in India with his wife and young children...(I won't say where)
This couple is absolutely sold out to Christ....their every breath is to wholly glorify him.
He didn’t create Booker T. or find them.
He bought Stax’s library and screwed many artists out of their money.
if anyone would like to see a great list of famous people who have died by year with pics and bio’s go to findagrave.com and look for yearly necrologies....
I read on another thread a couple of days ago that she actually died Oct.26, but it wasn't announced until Nov.2.
Looking in the news paper’s obit columns, I notice that people seem to die in alphabetical order. Odd.
Add Jeff MacKay.
He acted in many Magnum P.I. episodes.
He died on 22 August 2008.
I wouldn’t doubt it. And some suspect that the trip was more to deal with his birth records.
He left Mama Obama and the kids at home. They didn’t get to see her in the summer or at the end.
And the second memorial, held for Barack’s own grieving, was held at a Unitarian church.
There is a lot about this man that we are not being told.
Somebody else died on Christmas besides Eartha Kitt but I can’t remember who it was—it was a Drudge entry that day.
And last.....but not least:
FREEDOM DIED on November 4, 2008!
Obama lied. Democracy died.
Journalist Ethics died this year too.
“Turner Classic Movies ran a tribute to all the actors and screen associated people who had died in 2008, I was quite surprised as there were many that I hadnt realized had passed away (I guess I dont keep up with the obits too well.)”
Yes, including the last surviving cast member of “Casablanca”, Joy Page. (Jack Warner’s stepdaughter)
“Add Jeff MacKay.
He acted in many Magnum P.I. episodes.
He died on 22 August 2008.”
Cousin of Robert Redford.
Doesnt mention that he was a vocal advocate for personal gun rights...
I'd imagine that people would grasp that he advocated personal gun rights knowing he'd been head of the NRA. But they may not have known he was active in civil rights as well. Good reminder.
“Cousin of Robert Redford.”
I didn’t know that. I didn’t realize the connection. Jeff appeared to be so down to earth.
The Classic of all classics!
When we listened to WFB speak, we always had a clipboard handy to write down words we had never heard before, to look up later. His passing ended a era of gentility we’ll never see again.
Add Jeff MacKay.This is the first I've heard of his passing. He was a good guy.
I don’t care that it’s an Illinois newspaper; They forgot to mention Radio Personality George Putnam. I will miss hearing George’s voice. Thank god I taped some of his shows on KRLA pre-2000. God Bless You George, I believe/know you’re in a better place than here on earth.
Yes, I was shocked when I came across that information a couple of weeks ago.
He died of some liver ailment. But it did not say what. It took me by surprise.
Also, that smart little girl who was a wiz at basketball in one in one of the series also died a few years ago.
OM I did not know that thank you for mentioning him how was he?
I thought I saw Jerry Reed in that tribute. Don’t see him on the list though
Thank you there are a few that the media did not celibrate their lives I don’t recall Charles Heston and someone else being mention,