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  • Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68

    06/21/2018 3:17:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died. He was 68. His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part “I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me… ““Recent tests have revealed that the cancer...
  • Pre-Obituary for George Soros, Lord of the Flies

    06/14/2018 6:08:11 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Isaiah 14:3-23 ^ | 10/31/1611 | King James
    Isaiah 14:3-23 King James Version (KJV)3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none...
  • Anthony Bourdain, Takes His Own Life At 61! Love Love, The Silent Killer Of Men In America

    06/09/2018 6:27:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | June 9, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Anthony Bourdain, Takes His Own Life At 61! Love Love, The Silent Killer Of Men In America
  • Oldest living baseball Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who led the St Louis Cardinals to a World...

    06/07/2018 7:25:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 6, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Oldest living baseball Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who led the St Louis Cardinals to a World Series win, dies aged 95 Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst who managed St Louis to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, has died aged 95. The Cardinals announced Schoendienst's death before the third inning of their game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. A photo was shown on the video board with '1923-2018' written below. Fans gave a standing ovation, while players stood and applauded. 'Red Schoendienst was one of the most beloved figures...
  • Wizard of Oz's Last Surviving Munchkin Jerry Maren Dies at 98

    06/06/2018 9:55:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    People ^ | 6/6/2018 | Stephanie Petit
    The last living Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz has died. Jerry Maren, who memorably welcomed Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) to Munchkinland in the classic 1939 film as part of the Lollipop Guild, died last week at a San Diego nursing care facility, TMZ reported. The actor was laid to rest over the weekend at Forest Lawn in Hollywood, said the outlet. According to the Chicago Tribune, Maren was the final surviving Munchkin actor from the 124 little people who starred in The Wizard of Oz. The bio on his Instagram page also states, “Last living munchkin from the Wizard...
  • Minnesota Woman's Obituary Takes Startling Turn (Whoa!)

    06/05/2018 12:36:39 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 149 replies
    An obituary exposing a woman's long-ago affair in western Minnesota has captured the eyes of many this week. Kathleen Dehmlow died May 31, and the Redwood Falls Gazette published an obituary citing wrongdoings in her life. The piece starts out conventionally, beginning with "Kathleen Dehmlow (Schunk) was born on March 19, 1938, to Joseph and Gertrude Schunk of Wabasso." The post goes on to state she married Dennis Dehmlow at St. Anne's in Wabasso, and they had two children -- Gina and Jay -- the authors of this obituary. Then, the details follow: In 1962, she became pregnant by her...
  • 49ers legend Dwight Clark, famous for 'The Catch,' dies at 61

    06/04/2018 4:30:10 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 51 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 6/4/18 | By Eric Branch
    Dwight Clark, the dashing and charismatic wide receiver who played the starring role in The Catch, the most indelible and important play in 49ers’ history, died Monday at 61, 15 months after announcing he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clark’s wife, Kelly, announced the news, via his Twitter account. “I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband,” Kelly Clark said. “He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS.”
  • The Gripes of Roth

    06/02/2018 1:26:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | June 2, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    When the novelist Philip Roth died a few days ago, I thought, briefly, about re-posting an ancient piece of mine from The American Spectator. But de mortuis nihil nisi bonum and all that. Then I picked up The Daily Mail, and figured I might as well hop aboard the bandwagon. I came to Roth via the film of Goodbye, Columbus, with Ali McGraw and Richard Benjamin, who rather spoilt the book for me, and then read Portnoy's Complaint, and thereafter whatever review copy I was obliged to digest for my BBC artsy endeavors. As to the oeuvre, the defining Philip...
  • Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies At 81

    05/28/2018 6:16:58 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies ^ | 5/26/18 | Cameron Kunzelman
    Ted Dabney, the co-founder of Atari alongside Nolan Bushnell, has died at the age of 81. News of Dabney’s death was announced in a Facebook post by the video game historian Leonard Herman, the author of the Phoenix series of video game history books. Dabney was an important figure in the history of both Atari and video games in general, and his engineering work in the early 1970s was crucial in creating Computer Space, the second (but more successful) coin-operated adaptation of Spacewar!, which paved the way for the founding and thriving of Atari.In a portion of an interview quoted...
  • Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

    05/26/2018 8:24:26 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 31 replies ^ | 5/26/2018 | Gina Cherelus
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said.
  • Clint Walker, Towering Western Star, Is Dead at 90

    05/22/2018 3:40:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 120 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/22/2018 | John Schwartz
    Clint Walker, a former merchant seaman and real-life deputy sheriff who roamed the West as a towering, solitary figure on “Cheyenne,” the first hourlong western on television, died on Monday in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 90. His death, at a hospital, was confirmed by his daughter, Valerie Walker, who said the cause was congestive heart failure. Mr. Walker lived in Grass Valley, about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento. Mr. Walker also appeared in the “The Dirty Dozen” and other movies, but he was best known for “Cheyenne,” seen on ABC from 1955 to 1963.
  • Amb. Faith Whittlesey, Reagan Revolutionary and Conservative Pioneer, Dead at 79

    05/21/2018 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21, 2018 | Staff
    Faith Whittlesey, President Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to Switzerland, who helped popularize the message of the “Reagan Revolution” and advocated for a staunch, traditional conservatism for decades, passed away Monday at 79. Whittlesey, lately of Delray Beach, Florida, succumbed to a long bout with cancer in Washington, DC, surrounded by family and friends.
  • Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

    05/20/2018 12:35:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103. Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes. With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.
  • Richard Pipes, Scholar Of Russian History, Dies At 94

    05/18/2018 7:32:40 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Richard Pipes, a renowned U.S. historian of Russia and an aide to former President Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 94. Pipes died early on May 17 at a nursing home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his son Daniel said. Born in Poland in 1923, Pipes and his family fled the Nazi occupation of the country and moved to the United States in 1940. Pipes taught history at Harvard University, where he spent his entire academic career until retirement in 1996. He wrote numerous histories of Russia and the Soviet Union, becoming a world authority on the subject. In 1976,...
  • Tom Wolfe, Innovative Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 88

    05/15/2018 8:46:57 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/15/18 | By Deirdre Carmody and William Grimes
    Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.
  • Ernest Medina, Army Captain Acquitted in My Lai Massacre, Dies at 81

    05/14/2018 11:06:37 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 14 May 2018 | Richard Goldstein
    Ernest L. Medina, the Army captain who was accused of overall responsibility for the March 1968 mass killings of unarmed South Vietnamese men, women and children by troops he commanded in what became known as the My Lai massacre, but was acquitted at a court-martial, died on Tuesday in Peshtigo, Wis. He was 81.
  • George Deukmejian dead at 89, public safety and law-and-order dominated two-term governor's agenda

    05/09/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    latimes ^ | MAY 08, 2018 | CLAUDIA LUTHER AND RICHARD C. PADDOCK
    George Deukmejian, a perennially popular two-term Republican governor of California who built his career on fighting crime, hardening the state's criminal-justice stance and shoring up its leaky finances, died Tuesday. He was 89. Deukmejian, who was elected governor in 1982 and 1986, died at his home in Long Beach, according to a statement from his family. During his many years of public service, including 16 years as a state legislator and four as state attorney general, Deukmejian sponsored the successful "use a gun, go to prison" bill, oversaw development of a workfare program for welfare recipients and negotiated with the...
  • James Cone, founder of black liberation theology, dies at 79

    05/02/2018 5:10:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5-1-18 | Deepti Hajela
    NEW YORK – Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79.
  • Alfie Evans dies after withdrawal of life support

    04/27/2018 11:38:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/28/18 | Jamie Grierson
    Parents of boy with rare degenerative brain disease say they are heartbroken after his death in hospital A 23-month-old boy with a rare degenerative brain disease, who was at the centre of a protracted legal battle, has died, his parents have said. Alfie Evans died at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool in the early hours of Saturday morning. Announcing the news on Facebook on Saturday, his parents, Kate James and Thomas Evans, said: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30am. We are heart broken. Thank you everyone for all your support.” [...] This is a breaking news...
  • Legendary broadcaster Gil Santos passes away at the age of 80

    04/19/2018 8:32:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 04/19/2018 | NBC Sports Boston Staff
    Legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos passed away today on his birthday at the age of 80. The long-time voice of the Pats served in the booth for a total of 36 years, mostly alongside former Patriots kicker Gino Cappelletti. Santos also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ-TV.