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  • "Nature Boy" Roger Kirby dies (professional wrestler)

    03/19/2019 8:38:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | March 18, 2019 | Steven Johnson & Greg Oliver
    "Nature Boy" Kirby, one of pro wrestling's greatest heels from the 1960s to the early 1980s, known for his great physique, blond hair, and handlebar mustache or beard, died on Monday, March 18. He was 79 years old. During his career, he took on every world champion from Pat O'Connor on up. He made his mark in territories like Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, and Kansas City.
  • Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Dead at 81

    03/18/2019 7:34:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 18 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 03/17/19 | Daniel Kreps
    that Dale died Sunday. His bassist Sam Bolle confirmed Dale’s death tothe Guardian. No cause of death was revealed, but the guitarist reportedly suffered from health issues in recent years. In 2010, Dale said he was battling rectal cancer, and in an interview that went viral, Dale said in 2015 that “I can’t stop touring because I will die” due to medical expenses stemming from cancer treatment, diabetes and renal failure. “I have to raise $3,000 every month to pay for the medical supplies I need to stay alive, and that’s on top of the insurance that I pay for,”...
  • Surf guitar legend Dick Dale dead at 81

    03/18/2019 5:46:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 11 replies
    Page Six ^ | 3/18/19 | By Ben Feuerherd
    <p>Surf guitar legend Dick Dale, whose song “Misirlou” gained fame in director Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” died on Saturday night. He was 81.</p> <p>Dale’s bass player, Sam Bolle, confirmed his death to The Post on Sunday.</p> <p>“He was just the ultimate, original badass,” Bolle told The Post. “He was punk rock 30 years before there was punk rock.”</p>
  • BULLETIN: RIP Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ Passes Away at 82

    03/17/2019 12:59:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    California Rocker ^ | March 17, 2019 | Donna Balancia
    Dick Dale, known as “King of The Surf Guitar,” has passed away, sources said on Sunday. Dale, who had been quietly suffering health issues for many years, was considered a leader in the surf guitar genre. Dale was 82. Born Richard Anthony Monsour, his famous songs, like “Miserlou,” and many others have become part of the American music fabric.
  • Beast Wars Writer Larry DiTillio Passes Away At Age 79

    03/17/2019 10:02:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Tformers ^ | March 16, 2019 | RAC
    Writer J. Michael Straczynski has reported that his friend Larry DiTillio has died at the age of 79... In addition to his work on Beast Wars, DiTillio also wrote for He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, The Real Ghostbusters, and Straczynski's Babylon 5...
  • Longtime Los Angeles TV Personality Tom Hatten Dies at 92

    03/17/2019 9:09:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    KTLA ^ | March 16, 2019 | Nouran Salahieh, Brian Day and John Fenoglio
    Los Angeles actor, writer and television host Tom Hatten, whose long and diverse career included hosting "Family Film Festival" on KTLA, died Saturday at age 92, according to longtime friend and former KTLA producer Joe Quasarano. Hatten was a fixture on Los Angeles television since the 1950s as an announcer, actor, singer, producer, writer and television host... He delighted children with his "Popeye and His Friends" show from 1976 to 1988, and hosted KTLA's "The Family Film Festival" from 1978 to 1992...
  • The Last Godfather Is Dead, And So Is The Myth And Magic Of The Mafia

    03/15/2019 11:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/15/2019 | David Marcus
    The Colombo family boss Carmine "The Snake" Persico died last week. The last tie to the 'Golden Age' of the mafia is gone. And maybe so is the Italian mob's stranglehold on the American imagination. “Michael Corleone says hello.” That line from an iconic scene in “The Godfather 2” is uttered just before an attempted hit on the character Frank Pantageli. The garroting in a bar is broken up by a beat cop who just happens to walk in. The incident is not entirely fiction. In August 1961, Carmine “the Snake” Persico tried to take out Larry Gallo in a...
  • Harry Howell, Star Defenseman With Rangers for 17 Years, Dies at 86

    03/11/2019 3:08:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 10, 2019 | Richard Goldstein
    Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who became one of hockey’s most durable figures, playing with the Rangers for 17 seasons in a career that spanned 24 seasons in two leagues, died on Saturday in Ontario. He was 86... When Howell joined the Rangers in October 1952, he was among 14 rookies with the team that season. Most didn’t stick around too long, but Howell went on to play in 1,160 regular-season games as a Ranger, a still-standing team record... Howell won the Norris Trophy as the N.H.L.’s leading defenseman in the 1966-67 season and he was a seven-time...
  • Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent dies aged 74 after suffering cardiac arrest

    03/09/2019 2:29:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Jan-Michael Vincent, 1980s TV heartthrob and star of Airwolf, has died. The actor passed away last month, on February 10, after suffering a cardiac arrest at a North Carolina hospital. He was 74. No autopsy was performed and the star was later cremated, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ. The Denver born star had many screen credits to his name, with his career spanning back to the late 1960s. His last role was in the 2002 independent drama White Boy. But it was his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf - after an acclaimed performance in...
  • Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent dies aged 74 after suffering cardiac arrest

    03/08/2019 8:25:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2019 | Staff
    Jan-Michael Vincent, 1980s TV heartthrob and star of Airwolf, has died. The actor passed away last month, on February 10, after suffering a cardiac arrest at a North Carolina hospital. He was 74. TMZ, who obtained the death certificate, reports that no autopsy was performed and the star was later cremated.
  • The Destroyer Dick Beyer dies (great professional wrestler)

    03/08/2019 8:37:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | March 7, 2019 | Steven Johnson & Greg Oliver
    Dick Beyer, who left an incredible legacy as The Intelligent, Sensational Destroyer, as former AWA World champion Doctor X, and as a coach, died today, March 7, just after noon eastern time in his home just outside Buffalo, New York. He was 88. His son, Kurt Beyer, posted the news: "It is with a very heavy heart to let you know that Dad -- aka The Destroyer, aka Doctor X, aka Dick Beyer, aka Coach -- passed away shortly past Noon today. He was in bed at home, and was surrounded by all of his children and wife as he...
  • Chris “King Kong Bundy” Pallies passes away at 61

    03/05/2019 3:38:46 AM PST · by massmike · 24 replies ^ | 03/05/2019 | John Pollock
    The news was reported late Monday night that Chris Pallies, who was more recognizable under the moniker “King Kong Bundy” passed away on Monday at the age 61. He was a product of The Monster Factory in New Jersey and trained by Larry Sharpe, beginning his career in 1981 and working under several ring names, including Chris Canyon and Chris Cannon. He would adopt the “Bundy” surname when he traveled to Texas and worked for World Class Championship Wrestling. In June 1982, Bundy headlined at Texas Stadium in Fritz Von Erich’s retirement match with Von Erich defeating Bundy in a...
  • Luke Perry Dead: Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale Actor Dies at 52

    03/04/2019 10:03:54 AM PST · by Borges · 39 replies
    People ^ | 3/4/2019 | EMILY STROHM
    Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 actor Luke Perry has died at age 52, People confirms. Perry was hospitalized on Feb. 27 after paramedics were dispatched to the Riverdale star’s home in Sherman Oaks, California, according to TMZ. The call reportedly came into the fire department for someone suffering a stroke. The actor remained “under observation” for five days but died on Monday, March 4.
  • 'Sanford and Son' star Nathaniel Taylor dead at 80

    03/03/2019 10:33:41 AM PST · by ETL · 91 replies ^ | Mar 3, 2019 | AP, via
    Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom "Sanford and Son," has died. Taylor died Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a heart attack, his son Kaedi Taylor told The Associated Press Saturday. The elder Taylor was 80. Taylor's character, Rollo, was the sidekick to Lamont Sanford, played by actor Demond Wilson, and often drew the skepticism of TV patriarch Fred Sanford, who thought Rollo was a bad influence on Lamont because he'd spent time in jail. The fast-talking but good-hearted Rollo...
  • André Previn, Whose Music Knew No Boundaries, Dies at 89

    02/28/2019 9:09:05 AM PST · by Borges · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/28/2019 | James Barron
    André Previn, who blurred the boundaries between jazz, pop and classical music — and between composing, conducting and performing — in an extraordinarily eclectic, award-filled career, died Thursday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his manager, Linda Petrikova. Mr. Previn wrote or arranged the music for several dozen movies and was the only person in the history of the Academy Awards to receive three nominations in one year (1961, for the scores for “Elmer Gantry” and “Bells Are Ringing” and the song “Faraway Part of Town” from the comedy “Pepe”).
  • Todd Milsap, 49-year-old son of country music legend Ronnie Milsap, is found dead on his...

    02/25/2019 8:32:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | FEB, 25, 2019 | Ariel Zilber For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Todd Milsap, 49-year-old son of country music legend Ronnie Milsap, is found dead on his houseboat in Nashville The son of country music legend Ronnie Milsap was found dead in a houseboat, police said on Monday. Authorities in Tennessee said the body of Todd Milsap, 49, was found on his houseboat on Saturday in the Antioch section of Nashville. Todd Milsap’s son, who had not heard from his father in two days, alerted police after he found his father’s lifeless body on his boat at Four Corners Marina, The Tennessean reported. The Nashville Police Department said that the...
  • The Munsters' Beverley Owen, who originated the role of Marilyn, dies age 81 from ovarian cancer

    02/25/2019 2:26:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | FEB, 25, 2019 | Cassie Carpenter For
    The Munsters actress Beverley Owen died, age 81, following a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Owen (born Ogg) passed away peacefully last Thursday while surrounded by friends and family at her home in Vermont, according to TMZ. Beverley originated the role of Marilyn Munster - the 'ugly' teenage niece of Frankenstein and a female vampire with a werewolf for a cousin - in the first season of the CBS sitcom. 'Beautiful Beverly Owen has left us,' Butch Patrick - who played Eddie Munster - wrote on Facebook Sunday.
  • Morgan Woodward, who appeared in 'Dallas' and played bad guys in 'Star Trek,' dies at 93 (TR)

    02/23/2019 5:17:59 PM PST · by DFG · 58 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/23/2019 | Loyd Brumfield
    Morgan Woodward, an actor born in Fort Worth who took on guest roles in Gunsmoke, Star Trek and Dallas, died Friday in Paso Robles, Calif. The actor, who grew up in Arlington, was 93. He played the role of Punk Anderson, a trusted adviser to the Ewing family, in 55 episodes of Dallas, which ran from 1978 to 1991. He earned praise for his role as Boss Godfrey alongside Paul Newman in the 1967 prison drama Cool-Hand Luke.
  • Stanley Donen, director of Singin' in the Rain, dies aged 94

    02/23/2019 7:06:48 AM PST · by Borges · 17 replies
    The Guadrian ^ | 2/23/10
    Stanley Donen, the director of Singin’ in the Rain and other Hollywood classics, has died. He was 94. Singin’ in the Rain, from 1952, starred Gene Kelly and became a mainstay of popular culture. Donen was also a choreographer. Among other films he directed were the musicals On the Town (1949, starring Kelly and Frank Sinatra), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Funny Face (1957), starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn.
  • Sailor Who Kissed Woman in Iconic Times Square V-J Day Photo Dies at 95

    02/22/2019 8:06:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    TIMES ^ | 02/20/2019
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal. Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled into the New York City streets to celebrate the news. Mendonsa...