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  • R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Harold & Kumar’ and ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

    10/20/2018 7:57:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Collider ^ | October 19, 2018 | Jeff Sneider
    Sad news, folks. We’re seeing reports on Facebook that Danny Leiner, the director of the beloved comedies Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car? has passed away following a long illness. Leiner got his start with the well-received short films My Birthday Cake and Time Expired, which led him to make his feature debut with the 1996 comedy Layin‘ Low starring Jeremy Piven and Edie Falco. Four years later, he was tapped to direct the Ashton Kutcher-Seann William Scott comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?, where he also worked with a young Jennifer Garner. The film...
  • 'Dirty' Dick Slater passes away at 67 (professional wrestler)

    10/18/2018 11:33:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online ^ | October 18, 2018 | Josh Nason
    According to the NWA's Twitter account, "Dirty" Dick Slater has passed away at age 67. No cause of death was given. Born Richard Van Slater, Slater was best known for his runs in WCW and Georgia Championship Wrestling with plenty of stops in between.
  • Notorious Nevada Brothel Owner, Dennis Hoff Dies at 72

    10/16/2018 12:18:32 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 83 replies
    LAS VEGAS NOW ^ | OCT 16TH 2018 | Caroline Bleakley
    Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof dies at 72  LAS VEGAS - Nevada brothel owner, TV show star, and candidate for the state legislature, Dennis Hof, has died, according to his campaign manager. Chuck Muth announced the death Tuesday morning. He says he passed away at his Love Ranch South brothel. Nye County officials haven't confirmed his passing yet. He was known nationwide for his role in the HBO series "Cathouse," which documented the lives of the workers in his half-a-dozen Nevada brothels. His brothel empire started with his purchase of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in 1992. He was well-known...
  • Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies of Cancer at age 65

    10/15/2018 3:55:13 PM PDT · by RainMan · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/15/2018
    Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level." "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she said in a statement. "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we...
  • Don Leo Jonathan dead at 87 (all-time great professional wrestler)

    10/14/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 14, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    Don Leo Delaun Heaton, better known to the pro wrestling world as "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan, has died. He was 87 years old. At the end of August, Heaton was admitted to a hospital in British Columbia, and never left. Throughout his lengthy career, Don Leo Jonathan was one of the top wrestlers in the world, period. At 6-foot-6, at usually 280-320 pounds, he was both hulking, but also fast and agile, able to do a nip-up. Contrasting his size was his voice, which was squeaky and high-pitched, yet measured and thoughtful, menacing when it needed to be,...
  • Jim Taylor dies; was first of Vince Lombardi-era Packers inducted into Hall of Fame

    10/13/2018 11:36:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 13, 2018
    Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards over five straight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, died Saturday morning at the age of 83, the team announced. Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers from 1958-66, and he was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1976.
  • Rick Stein Obituary

    10/11/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Legacy.com ^ | 7 October 2018 | Greenville Country Club
    Wilmington - Rick Stein, 71, of Wilmington was reported missing and presumed dead on September 27, 2018 when investigators say the single-engine plane he was piloting, The Northrop, suddenly lost communication with air traffic control and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. Philadelphia police confirm Stein had been a patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was being treated for a rare form of cancer. Hospital spokesman Walter Heisenberg says doctors from Stein's surgical team went to visit him on rounds when they discovered his room was empty. Security footage shows Stein leaving the...
  • Walking Dead's Scott Wilson Dead at 76

    10/06/2018 7:37:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 81 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 6, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Veteran actor Scott Wilson, best known to TV audiences as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, died Saturday. He was 76. TMZ reports that Wilson died due to complications from leukemia. News of Wilson’s passing comes just hours after it was announced that he will appear in Walking Dead‘s upcoming ninth season, reprising his role as Hershel. It’s believed that his episode was shot earlier this summer. Wilson joined AMC’s zombie smash in Season 2 and was written out in the middle of Season 4. Additional TV credits include recurring roles on The OA, Damien, Bosch and CSI. Walking Dead‘s...
  • Montserrat Caballe, Catalan Opera Singer, Dies in Barcelona at 85

    10/06/2018 10:38:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Billboard ^ | 10/6/18 | Judy Cantor-Navas
    The great opera diva was known to global pop fans for her duet with Freddy Mercury. Montserrat Caballé, the great opera diva best known to global pop fans for her duet with Queen’s Freddy Mercury, has died. ....The great opera diva was known to global pop fans for her duet with Freddy Mercury. Montserrat Caballé, the great opera diva best known to global pop fans for her duet with Queen’s Freddy Mercury, has died.
  • Karl Mildenberger, Former EBU Champ & Ali Foe, Passes Away

    10/06/2018 9:34:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    BoxingScene.com ^ | October 6, 2018 | Per Ake Persson
    Former EBU heavyweight champ and world title contender Karl Mildenberger has passed away at the age of 80, reports media in Germany. Mildenberger turned pro in 1958 and first challenged for the EBU title in 1962 but lost to Dick Richardson. In 1964 he beat Santo Amonti to win the title and defended it three times before challenging the champion of the world, Muhammad Ali.
  • Charles Aznavour's "Je Te Rechaufferai" for Miami Vice's Sonny and Caitlin, his second wife

    10/01/2018 7:23:23 AM PDT · by mairdie · 11 replies
    Charles Aznavour, 'France's Frank Sinatra,' Dies at 94
  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O'riordan Death Ruled Accidental Drowning After Drinking Too Much!

    09/08/2018 5:08:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | Published on Sep 8, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Cranberries Singer Dolores O'riordan Death Ruled Accidental Drowning After Drinking Too Much!
  • Burt Reynolds Dead at 82

    09/06/2018 11:58:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 247 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 9/6/18 | tmz
    Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida, according to multiple reports. Reynold was 82. Burt was transported a Florida hospital after going into cardiac arrest. His family was by his side when he passed. Burt was a star in the moves and on TV -- appearing in classics like "Smokey and the Bandit," "Boogie Knights" and "Cannonball Run."
  • Burt Reynolds, Movie Star Who Played It for Grins, Dies at 82 (Down ‘n Out)

    09/06/2018 12:10:59 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 117 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/6/18 | Mike Barnes
    Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82.
  • Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos dies at 92

    09/06/2018 11:37:30 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2018 | Brian Schmitz and Josh Robbins
    Rich DeVos, a self-made billionaire who co-founded Amway and purchased the Orlando Magic in 1991, died Thursday in Ada, Mich., due to complications from an infection. DeVos was 92 years old. DeVos, who underwent a heart transplant in 1997 at the age of 71, attended some Magic home games during the 2017-18 season. DeVos took over as the Magic’s owner when he purchased the franchise for $85 million from Orlando real estate developer William duPont III after duPont experienced financial difficulties. Forbes recently estimated the Magic’s value at $1.225 billion, 19th out of 30 NBA teams. Forbes also approximated DeVos’...
  • Jeremiah Thomas, the pro life teen has passed.

    08/28/2018 7:30:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Jeremiah Flip Thomas, 16 years old, passed on to glory on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Funeral Services: 10AM Friday, August 31st at Antioch Community Church, 510 N. 20th St., Waco 76707. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8PM Thursday, August 30th at Church of the Open Door, 900 TX -340 Loop, Waco 76705. To view the service live, please CLICK HERE A born-again child of God, he was the youngest son of thirteen children that make up the Thomas Nation. He was an All Star, State Champion football player with the Parkview Pacers. He ministered the Gospel...
  • Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy, dies at 91

    08/26/2018 12:00:16 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug 26, 2018 | Mark Kennedy
    Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the American theater's most successful and prolific playwright, often chronicling middle class issues and fears... His list of credits is staggering. The theater world quickly mourned his death, including Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, who tweeted that Simon "could write a joke that would make you laugh, define the character, the situation, and even the...
  • Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy, dies at 91

    08/26/2018 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 40 replies
    TampBay.cOm /AP ^ | 8/26/2018
    Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, said Bill Evans, his longtime friend and the Shubert Organization director of media relations. In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the American theater's most successful and prolific playwrights, often chronicling middle class issues and fears.
  • John McCain, Veteran, Senator, GOP Maverick, Dies at 81

    08/25/2018 5:26:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 594 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 8/25/18
    John McCain, the longtime senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate who refused to leave fellow prisoners of war behind to escape years of torture in Vietnam, and whose maverick streak as Arizona’s senior statesman at times frustrated fellow Republicans and confounded President Donald Trump, has died, his family confirmed in a statement Saturday. He was 81and had been diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017. McCain had decided to discontinue medical treatment for the glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family announced on Aug. 24. He had surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and...
  • Robin Leach of popular Eighties TV's Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous dies at age 76

    08/24/2018 9:34:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 24, 2018 | Heidi Parker
    Robin Leach has died at the age of 76, just five days before his 77th birthday. The British star was best known for his TV show Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous which epitomized Eighties decadence as it featured such stars as Joan Collins and Don Johnson. The show ran from 1984 until 1995. Leach passed away Friday morning in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. He had been hospitalized since November after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Leach had been in hospice care after suffering a second stroke on Monday,...