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  • Sid Melton, Comic Actor of Film and TV, Dies at 94

    11/07/2011 10:10:42 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 11/07/2011 | Paul Vitello
    Sid Melton, the jug-eared character actor best known for his regular roles in the television shows “Make Room for Daddy” and “Green Acres,” and for his unflagging reliability as the comic relief in many science-fiction and noir films of the 1950s, died on Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 94. Mr. Melton’s acting career spanned more than a half-century, from his stage debut in a road production of the Broadway play “See My Lawyer” in 1939, to a recurring role as the husband (deceased, appearing in flashbacks and dreams only) of Sophia, the mother of Bea Arthur’s character in “The...
  • Matty Alou dies at age 72 (MLB outfielder)

    11/03/2011 6:48:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 3, 2011
    Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72.
  • Family: Hillary Clinton's Mother Dies at 92

    11/01/2011 9:11:08 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-01-11 | AP
    <p>Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday at age 92 after an illness.</p>
  • James Hillman, Therapist in Men's Movement, Dies at 85

    10/28/2011 2:11:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2011 | Benedict Carey
    James Hillman, a charismatic therapist and best-selling author whose theories about the psyche helped revive interest in the ideas of Carl Jung, animating the so-called men's movement in the 1990s and stirring the pop-cultural air, died on Thursday at his home in Thompson, Conn. He was 85... ...Mr. Hillman had adapted Jungian ideas into a model he called archetypal psychology, rooted in the aesthetic imagination...
  • CBS newsman Robert Pierpoint dies at 86

    10/23/2011 3:48:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 23, 2011
    Robert Pierpoint, a CBS Newsman whose coverage of six presidents made him one of the longest-serving White House correspondents and whose reports from the front lines in Korea were among the first for television to focus on the individual soldier, died Saturday after complications related to hip surgery. He was 86 and lived in Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • George Daniels, Master Watchmaker, Has Died

    10/22/2011 3:28:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Hodinkee ^ | October 21, 2011
    According to several sources, master watchmaker George Daniels died this evening in his home in England. Daniel is, of course, the inventor of the co-axial escapement, which was eventually purchased by Omega...
  • U.S. official: Saudi Crown Prince dies (Sultan)

    10/21/2011 10:19:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-22-11 | Jamie Crawford
    (CNN) -- Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, a State Department official told CNN on Friday. There were no more immediate details about his death.
  • Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'

    10/18/2011 9:40:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dennis McLellan
    Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101. Corwin, a journalist, playwright, author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles...
  • Dennis Ritchie, father of C programming language, dies

    10/13/2011 9:00:43 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 94 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | October 13, 2011 | by Steven Musil
    Dennis Ritchie, an internationally renowned computer scientist who created the C programming language, has died at age 70. Ritchie died at his home over the weekend, according to a Google+ post from longtime colleague Rob Pike. His Wikipedia entry was updated to say he had died in Murray Hill, N.J. His death was confirmed today by Bell Labs, in a message from its president, Jeong Kim, to employees. That message reads, in part: Dennis was well loved by his colleagues at Bell Labs, and will be greatly missed. He was truly an inspiration to all of us, not just for...
  • Patricia Breslin Modell dies: Actress married NFL owner Art Modell

    10/12/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Variety - AP ^ | October 12, 2011
    Patricia Breslin Modell, a longtime television actress who became the wife of former NFL team owner Art Modell, died Wednesday, Oct. 12. She was 80 and had been hospitalized for around five months.
  • R.I.P. David Hess (actor and songwriter)

    10/08/2011 4:04:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2011 | Deth_Banger
    This comes as a complete shock to me as I’m sure it will with most of you. David Hess, an absolute icon in the genre and someone who portrayed a character known as “Krug” in Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left has always left a withstanding impression upon me. His character truly scared me to the bone as with all his characters he portrayed.
  • Al Davis dead at 82, Raiders' site says

    10/08/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT · by John W · 53 replies ^ | October 8, 2011 | news services
    Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died at 82, with the team's website posting a simple tribute with his name in large silver letters, saying "the Raider family will issue a statement later today."
  • Australian actress Diane Cilento dies aged 78

    10/06/2011 9:08:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies ^ | October 7, 2011
    AUSSIE silver screen siren Diane Cilento, who was once married to James Bond actor Sean Connery, has died aged 78.
  • RIP Charles Napier, Famous Character Actor

    10/06/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The actor, who was known for tough-guy roles, also appeared in "Philadelphia," "Silence of the Lambs" and "Rambo: First Blood II." Charles Napier, an actor who was known for his tough-guy roles in movies like Blues Brothers, died Wednesday afternoon at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, according to reports. He was 75. The actor was reportedly found sometime Tuesday morning in his Bakersfield home after having collapsed and was taken to the hospital, where he was put on life support in the intensive care unit. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, he was taken off life support. The cause of death is unclear, but...
  • Ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs Has Died

    10/05/2011 4:50:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 285 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2011 | Ned Potter
    Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died in California. Jobs was 56. His death was reported by The Associated Press, citing Apple. Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world's first personal computer, the Apple II.
  • 'North Dallas Forty' author Peter Gent dies

    10/01/2011 9:42:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune via AP ^ | October 1, 2011
    Peter Gent, a writer whose book about the seamier side of football was made into a popular movie, "North Dallas Forty," has died in his native Michigan.
  • Doritos Chip Creator Dies at 97

    09/26/2011 6:44:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    fOX nEWS ^ | 09-26-2011 | sTAFF
    <p>DALLAS – Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at age 97.</p>
  • Goodbye to "Handsome" Johnny Barend (famous professional wrestler)

    09/21/2011 1:34:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 21, 2011 | Greg Oliver
    When I heard that "Handsome" Johnny Barend had died yesterday, at the age of 82, my thoughts immediately went to his widow, Annie. Over the past few years, I had gotten to know both, and had breakfast with them both back in May.
  • Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dies

    09/19/2011 4:42:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    People ^ | 9-18-11 | Stephen Silverman
    Dolores Hope, the radiant wife of comedian Bob Hope, died peacefully Monday morning at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif., a family friend confirms to PEOPLE. She was 102 and had been in relativity good health until the past few months. *snip* Bob and Dolores honeymooned in Europe and sailed home on the Queen Mary – its final voyage before she was converted into a troop carrier for service during World War II. Hope, by then a famous radio comedian, began entertaining American servicemen overseas for the USO – and his wife often made the trips with him, sleeping on...
  • Dolores Hope, Wife of Bob Hope, Dies at 102

    09/19/2011 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Borges · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/19/11 | Mike Barnes
    Dolores DeFina Hope, a singer, philanthropist and the wife of the late, legendary comedian Bob Hope, died Monday of natural causes at her Toluca Lake home in Los Angeles. She was 102. Born in Harlem, Dolores Reade was singing at the Vogue Club in Manhattan when she was introduced to Hope, then a rising Broadway star. As he described it, it was “love at first song,” and they were married for nearly 70 years until his death in July 2003 at age 100. Though she accompanied her husband on many of his USO trips to entertain the troops -- usually...
  • Breaking: great conductor dies

    09/18/2011 8:11:53 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies ^ | 09/11/18 | Norman Lebrecht
    The quiet legend that was Kurt Sanderling is no more. Sanderling, a German refugee in Stalin’s Russia, grew very close to Dmitri Shostakovich during and after the Second World War. He was joint principal conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky, effectively his deputy. He would get to conduct the second run of performances of each new symphony after his boss had given the premiere. Mravinsky, a man of deep reserve, had a cold and formal relationship with Shostakovich. Sanderling became a close friend. When I asked him once to talk about it, he refused. ‘I don’t like...
  • Late Sen. Ted Kennedy's daughter dies after workout (another tragedy strikes the family)

    09/17/2011 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/17/2011 | Andrew Miga and Jessica Gresko
    Six years after she was deemed cancer-free, Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, just days before Sen. Edward Kennedy died while battling a brain tumor. However, her own lung cancer treatment -- surgery and grueling chemotherapy and radiation -- left her physically weakened, her brother Patrick Kennedy said. She died Friday at age 51 after her daily workout at a Washington-area health club. "Her heart gave out," said Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island. "She's with dad." Kennedy was a member of the Sport & Health fitness center, though spokeswoman Nancy...
  • Late Sen. Ted Kennedy's oldest daughter dies

    09/17/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies ^ | 09.17.11
    Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died after battling lung cancer. She was 51. Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, said his sister died Friday at a Washington-area health club.
  • Malcolm Wallop, RIP

    09/16/2011 11:41:28 AM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 2 replies ^ | September 16, 2011 | Tim Lynch
    Former U.S. senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) passed away on Wednesday at age 78. The Washington Post obit for him has a quote from one of his Cato appearances: Sen. Wallop was unapologetically conservative as a Republican, a position that sometimes drew ire from members of his own party.“Too many Republicans prefer to be a Democrat Lite,” he said in a speech at the Cato Institute in 1994. “As any beer connoisseur can tell you, Lite is a tasteless, repugnant concoction.” Way before the Tea Party came along, he penned a scathing and wide-ranging critique of the expansive growth of the federal government in...
  • Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88

    09/10/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT · by John W · 89 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 10, 2011 | LA Times
    Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
  • Broadway thesp Peggy Lloyd dies at 98: Actress was married to actor Norman Lloyd

    08/31/2011 9:13:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2011 | Variety Staff
    Peggy Craven Lloyd, a prominent Broadway actress who was married to actor Norman Lloyd, died Aug 30 at age 98. The Lloyds, who appeared together in the theater starting in the 1930s, had been married for 75 years.
  • Remembering New Horizons Co-Investigator Dr. David Charles Slater

    08/12/2011 3:46:32 PM PDT · by MikeD · 6 replies
    New Horizons Web Site ^ | 8/12/2011 | Alan Stern
    I have written here more than once that on long space missions like New Horizons, mission teams form family-like bonds. Well, on May 30, the New Horizons family lost one of our own, co-investigator and friend, Dr. Dave Slater, of the Southwest Research Institute. Dave grew up in Los Angeles, where his dad worked in the aerospace industry, including time in project Apollo. Dave was intensely interested in astronomy as a boy, and grew up determined to become a scientist. After earning undergraduate and master’s degrees in physics, Dave was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where...
  • Former heavyweight boxing contender LeDoux dies at 62

    08/11/2011 8:08:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Former world heavyweight boxing contender and Minnesota Duluth football lineman Scott LeDoux died this afternoon at his home in Coon Rapids, Minn., at age 62 after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Gene McDaniels Dies (singer and songwriter)

    07/30/2011 9:26:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Ann Ruckert ^ | July 29, 2011 | Ann Ruckert
    A few hours ago, my close friend Gene McDaniels passed away. He was working until the end. A songwriter, artist, producer and extraordinary person, Gene’s first major hit as a recording artist was “A Hundred Pounds of Clay.”
  • 1940s actress Linda Christian dies

    07/23/2011 11:09:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    AFP - Google ^ | July 23, 2011
    Linda Christian, a 1940s Hollywood actress nicknamed "anatomic bomb" by Life magazine for her stunning looks and famous for her marriage to actor Tyrone Power, has died aged 87, her daughter said here Saturday... She was also the first James Bond girl in the 1954 television adaptation of "Casino Royale"...
  • Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    07/08/2011 8:03:15 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 253 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 8, 2011 9:53 PM (ET) | CONNIE CASS and LINDA DEUTSCH
    Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it. According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana - and if she were their age, she'd try it, too. She told "60 Minutes" she wouldn't be surprised to learn that her youngest, 18-year-old Susan, was in a sexual relationship (an embarrassed Susan issued a denial).
  • Betty Ford Dead at 93

    07/08/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 146 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2011 | CNN
    Betty Fordhas died at the age of 93.
  • Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    07/07/2011 10:12:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 7, 2011 | Mike Klingaman
    As one of football's great tight ends, the Baltimore Colts' John Mackey used to bull his way past the goal line, dragging tacklers on his back. As the first president of the National Football League Players Association, he carried his brethren into the modern era of free agency and big-money contracts. Mackey, whose off-the-field exploits were as important as his accomplishments on it, died Wednesday of frontal temporal dementia, a disease he had battled for 10 years, at Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. He was 69.
  • Josef Suk, one of best Czech violin virtuosi, dies aged 81

    07/07/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Czech Happenings ^ | July 7, 2011 | &#268;TK
    Josef Suk, one of the best Czech violin virtuosi, grandson of composer Josef Suk (1874-1935) and great grandson of world-famous Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), died last night at the age of 81 ...
  • A Dreadful Occurrence

    07/04/2011 11:15:57 PM PDT · by ccmay · 17 replies
    Amsterdam (NY) 'Herald' | July 13, 1825
    I post this every year on July 4th. This is the obituary of my great-great-great-great-grandfather Selah Woodworth Jr., who blew himself up on July 4th of 1825 by double-charging a cannon during the celebrations. This bit of paper from our family Bible was printed while Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were both still alive.
  • Nick Charles, one-time CNN sportscaster, dead at 64

    06/25/2011 6:06:18 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6/25/11
    Nick Charles, CNN's first sports anchor, lost his battle with bladder cancer on Saturday (June 25). He was 64. Charles, the son of a taxi driver, grew up in Chicago. He himself got behind the wheel of a cab when putting himself through college. When he got his first job as a sports anchor he was told that his Greek name -- Nick Nickleas -- was too ethnic. So he changed it to Charles. Along with Fred Hickman, Charles co-anchored CNN's "Sports Tonight" for 20 years. In 2009, he was diagnosed with cancer. In March, Charles said he hoped to...
  • 'Columbo' star Peter Falk dead at 83

    06/24/2011 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    Legendary television actor Peter Falk, who was best known for his role as a squinty, rumpled detective in the hit series “Columbo,” has died at the age of 83. Falk died Thursday night at his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement released by family friend Larry Larson. A cause of death has not been released. In 2008, his daughter Catherine Falk, said he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in “Columbo,” a show on which he appeared in 69 episodes. “Columbo” began its history in 1971 as part of...
  • Bataan Death March survivor dead at 96

    06/21/2011 4:49:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies ^ | June 20, 2011 | staff reporter
    GLOUCESTER— — James Downey Jr., who survived the infamous Bataan Death March in 1942 and became an inspiration to his family, died Monday. He was 96 years old. Downey served with the Army's 26th Cavalry Philippine Scouts, a decorated unit that still rode horses into battle in the early days of World War II. Half-Filipino by birth, his mother was of Philippine and Spanish heritage and his father was from Augusta County, a cavalry officer who fought in the Spanish-American War.
  • "Jackass" Star Ryan Dunn Dies in Car Accident

    06/20/2011 9:10:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | Monday, Jun 20, 2011 | Updated 11:47 AM EDT | By Kelly Bayliss and Karen Araiza
    "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was killed early Monday morning when his Porsche flew over a guardrail in West Goshen, Pa., slammed into a tree and burst into flames, according to local police. Dunn's passenger -- who hasn't been identified -- was also killed. Dunn was identified by his tattoos, according to a witness who was on the scene when the bodies were pulled from the wreckage. Bam Margera's mom, April called into Preston and Steve's morning radio show, to confirm that one of the stars of MTV’s "Jackass” was killed in a car accident. The one-car accident happened on Route...
  • E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons dies

    06/18/2011 9:47:33 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 12 replies ^ | June 18, 2011 | Nekesa Mumbi Moody
    "NEW YORK—Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69. Springsteen acknowledged the dire situation earlier this week, but said then he was hopeful. He called the loss "immeasurable." "We are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Springsteen said on his website. "He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a...
  • E Street Band's Clarence Clemons Dies at 69

    Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist in the E Street Band who played alongside Bruce Springsteen for the past 40 years, died on June 18th. Clemons had suffered a massive stroke on June 12th.
  • Bill Haast Obituary

    06/18/2011 5:12:48 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    LEGACY ^ | June 18, 2011 | swampsniper
    Bill Haast died Wednesday, he was 100. Haast remained director of Miami Serpentarium Laboratories near Punta Gorda until his death. The original Miami Serpentarium, located south of Miami, was in operation from 1947 to 1984. Guests would pay admission to watch Haast extract venom from snakes. Haast, a pioneer in extracting large quantities of venom for research, began the practice when he was a boy.
  • 1971 World Series Hero Jose Pagan Dies

    06/08/2011 10:10:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Jose Antonio Pagan, one of the first Puerto Ricans in Major League Baseball and a hero of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1971 World Series win, died Tuesday in Florida. He was 76.
  • 'Gunsmoke' Actor James Arness Dies at 88

    06/03/2011 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Wilum · 207 replies
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  • Assisted Suicide Advocate Kevorkian Dies At Age 83

    06/03/2011 5:53:37 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Click On Detroit ^ | June 3, 2011 | Unknown
    Dr. Jack Kevorkian passed away early Friday morning at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Kevorkian died of pulmonary thrombosis around 2:30 a.m. He was 84-years-old.
  • Harmon Killebrew has passed away

    05/17/2011 9:03:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 17, 2011 | La Velle E. Neal III
    With his family by his side, Twins great Harmon Killebrew, one of the all-time great sluggers and one of the all-time great gentlemen, passed away Tuesday morning.
  • Bernard Greenhouse, Acclaimed Cellist, Dies at 95

    05/15/2011 10:56:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2011 | Margalit Fox
    Bernard Greenhouse, an internationally acclaimed cellist and a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, died on Friday at his home in Wellfleet, Mass., on Cape Cod. He was 95.
  • Msgr. Louis F. Meyer, longtime director of Catholic Youth Council, dies at 92

    05/14/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Desdemona · 6 replies
    The St. Louis Review ^ | May 14, 2011 | Joseph Kenney
    Msgr. Louis F. Meyer, whose name is synonymous with the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council, died May 14 after an illness. He was 92. The man affectionately known as the "Soccer Priest" was much more than that. He was an athlete himself, declining an invitation to the New York Giants rookie camp in 1938 because he wanted to pursue the priesthood. He went on to help build the CYC, but he also helped make Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center a premiere facility, was the pastor of two parishes, led the archdiocese in its mission to support family life, became involved in...
  • Bill Gallo, legendary Daily News cartoonist and columnist, dies at 88 after lengthy illness

    05/12/2011 10:35:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 11, 2011 | Filip Bondy
    The prolific, playful hand that brought to life cartoon characters Basement Bertha, Yuchie and General Von Steingrabber has been stilled. Bill Gallo, sports cartoonist at the Daily News for more than half a century and whose career at the paper spanned 70 years, died of complications from pneumonia at 88 in White Plains Hospital late Tuesday night.
  • Australian Aboriginal boxer and former world titleholder Lionel Rose dies at age 62

    05/08/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Lionel Rose, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, has died. He was 62.