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  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
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    Ellie Mannette dies at 91 - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

    Pan pioneer Elliot “Ellie” Mannette, 91, passed away this morning at 10.50 am at a hospital in West Virginia, USA. He was surrounded by people who loved him up until the very end. His family thanked everyone for all their thoughts and prayers, stating that Mannette was truly touched to see how much he was loved around the world.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +29 +1

    Nobel Prize winner and Hong Kong native Charles Kao dies, 84

    Hong Kong on Sunday mourned the passing of the city’s Nobel Prize winner in physics, Professor Charles Kao Kuen, whose seminal work on fibre optics laid the groundwork for the development of modern communications. He had battled Alzheimer’s for over a decade before death claimed him at 84. Tributes flowed with chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor among the first to offer her public condolences.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ubthejudge
    +12 +1

    Postman Pat creator John Cunliffe dies

    John Cunliffe, the author and creator of the much-loved children’s TV shows Postman Pat, and Rosie and Jim, has died, aged 85. Cunliffe’s family placed a death notice in their local newspaper, the Ilkley Gazette, announcing that he died on 20 September and was buried after a private funeral on Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zyery
    +3 +1

    Singer Charles Aznavour dies at 94

    French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour has died at 94 after a career lasting more than 80 years, a spokesman has confirmed. The star died at one of his homes in the south east of France. The performer, born to Armenian immigrants, sold more than 180 million records and featured in over 60 films.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +13 +1

    'Gone With the Wind' actress Alicia Rhett dies

    Alicia Rhett, the oldest surviving actress from the film "Gone With the Wind," died at her South Carolina home, her retirement community said. She was 98.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +17 +1

    Amiri Baraka, poet and firebrand, dies at 79

    The writer, once known as LeRoi Jones, was a provocative voice of the Black Arts movement of the 1960s.

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +11 +1

    Matthew Power a journalist for VICE has died in Uganda

    On Monday, Men's Journal reporter Matthew Power died in Uganda. When I heard the terrible news, I thought of an obituary Matt had written for a mutual friend of ours years earlier...

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +33 +1

    Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

    Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a professional boxer who served nearly 20 years in prison in New Jersey after being wrongfully convicted of a 1966 triple murder, became an international figure after his release as an advocate for others jailed for crimes they did not commit.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +22 +1

    'Alien' Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic "Alien," has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday. Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, told The Associated Press that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +20 +1

    'Searching For Sugar Man' Director Malik Bendjelloul has died at the age of 36

    His body was found late on Tuesday in the Stockholm area, police say. They could not confirm the cause of death but said no crime was suspected. He was best known for Searching for Sugar Man which won the Oscar and Bafta prizes for best documentary in 2013.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +18 +1

    Lauren Bacall dead at 89

    She looked so terrific and strong for such a long time that it was easy to imagine Lauren Bacall might just hang around forever.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +5 +1

    'Big Bang Theory': Voice of Mrs. Wolowitz Dies

    Character actress Carol Ann Susi, known as the voice of the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory," died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with cancer, according to Warner Bros.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by MissyE
    +21 +1

    Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dies at 70

    Bobby Keys, longtime saxophonist for The Rolling Stones, has died. Michael Webb, keyboardist for Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards, confirmed Keys' death with the Scene, saying the legendary musician had been battling cirrhosis and passed away at his home in Franklin early this morning. He was 70 years old.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zyery
    +21 +1

    Jean Beliveau, beloved Canadiens hockey legend, dead at 83

    Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau has passed away at the age of 83, the NHL team announced Tuesday night. He won 10 Stanley Cups as a player and earned the nickname Le Gros Bill​ (after a Quebec folk hero), but both on and off the ice Béliveau was better known for his skill, sportsmanship and a gentlemanly air that very nearly made him Canada's Governor General in 1994.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by KondoR
    +13 +1

    Belgium's former Queen Fabiola dies at the age of 86

    Belgium's former Queen Fabiola has died at the age of 86 at Stuyvenbergh Castle. A statement from the palace today said: 'Their majesties the King and Queen and the members of the royal family announce with great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola in Brussels this evening.' Foreign minister Didier Reynders said all Belgians would mourn her passing.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +17 +1

    Ralph H. Baer, father of video games, passes away at 92

    The father of video games, Ralph H. Baer, has passed away at age 92. He came to rest in his New Hampshire home on the night of Saturday, Dec. 6 according sources close to him and a Facebook post by video game historian Leonard Herman, a friend of Baer. Dubbed the "Thomas Edison of the home TV game" by Popular Electronics Magazine in 1980, Baer's Odyssey game system was the first home video game system. The patent for the idea was filed on August 10, 1970 and the system was released by Magnavox.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by jedlicka
    +11 +1

    Emmy-Winning Director Joseph Sargent Dies at 89

    Joseph Sargent, director of “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” and winner of four Emmys and four DGA Awards, died Monday at his home in Malibu of complications from heart disease. He was 89. Sargent worked until he was 84. His credits included “Something The Lord Made,” “Warm Springs” “MacArthur,” “The Incident,” “Playing For Time,” “Miss Rose White” “Miss Evers’ Boys” and “Love Is Never Silent.”

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by sauce
    +13 +1

    The Lives They Lived. Remembering some of those we lost this year.

    There is the Ruby Dee of my childhood: In black and white, in “A Raisin in the Sun,” the grainy old movie that my middle-school teacher showed us to prepare us for our fall production of the play. As Ruth Younger, the young wife and almost matriarch of a hard-pressed black family living on the South Side of Chicago, Dee was supposed to appear worked over, resigned, deferred. We were just children, but my teacher told us to look...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +24 +1

    Jazz star Buddy DeFranco dies at 91

    Renowned jazz clarinettist Buddy DeFranco, known for working with Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday and other well-known musicians, has died aged 91. DeFranco's family said the musician died on Wednesday evening at a Florida hospital. His wife, Joyce, said his health had been poor in recent years. DeFranco, a member of the American Jazz Hall of Fame, performed at venues around the world for 75 years and also recorded many albums.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by aj0690
    +5 +1

    Mae Keane, The Last 'Radium Girl,' Dies At 107

    Before turning the page on 2014, All Things Considered is paying tribute to some of the people who passed away this year whose stories you may not have heard — including Mae Keane. In the early 1920s, the hot new gadget was a wristwatch with a glow-in-the-dark dial. "Made possible by the magic of radium!" bragged one advertisement.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +16 +1

    Voice of Babe and Rugrats dies at 51

    oice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who brought to life characters including Babe and Chuckie on Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats, has died aged 51. Her sister, Deionn Masock, confirmed the actress had died on 22 December at her home in Utah. Ms Masock said the cause of death was not known.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +13 +1

    Edward Herrmann, Actor With a Noble Air, Dies at 71

    Mr. Herrmann could be formidable or friendly and was often cast in movies and on television in affluent roles as a lawyer, judge or millionaire.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +28 +1

    ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Has Died

    ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at the age of 49. Here's the statement from ESPN. Stuart Scott, a dedicated family man and one of ESPN’s signature SportsCenter anchors, has died after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer. He was 49. Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15; his parents, O. Ray and Jacqueline Scott; and his three siblings Stephen Scott, Synthia Kearney, Susan Scott and their families. His girlfriend, Kristin Spodobalski...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +13 +1

    Vince Camuto Dies at 78

    Vince Camuto, a longtime fixture in the fashion and accessories businesses, died at his home in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday at age 78 surrounded by his wife and five children. The cause of death was cancer. Camuto was one of the pioneering founders of the Nine West footwear line, along with former business partner, Jerome Fisher. In recent years, Camuto expanded dramatically and built a multibillion-dollar empire consisting of a number of brands across a wide range of categories, as well as...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +24 +1

    Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70

    Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German electronic group Tangerine Dream, has died in Vienna, aged 70. Froese died unexpectedly on Friday after a pulmonary embolism, his son, Jerome, said. Tangerine Dream's psychedelic and trance-like use of synthesiser sound was a significant influence on the development of electronic music. Froese once said that "there is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address".

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by hyfi
    +13 +1

    Mexican woman who lived through revolution dies at 127

    A woman has died at the age of 127 in western Mexico, a government agency that verified her age said on Friday. Leandra Becerra was born in the northern border state of Tamaulipas on Aug. 31, 1887, and died on Thursday morning at her home in Zapopan in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's National System for Integral Family Development, or DIF, said. Becerra has not been included on lists of the world's oldest people because she had not previously had official documentation.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +17 +1

    Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dies at 78

    It was a craze to rival the Hula-Hoop, and even less explicable. For a mere three dollars and 95 cents, a consumer could buy ... a rock — a plain, ordinary, egg-shaped rock of the kind one could dig up in almost any backyard. The wonder of it was, for a few frenzied months in 1975, more than a million consumers did, becoming the proud if slightly abashed owners of Pet Rocks, the fad that Newsweek later called “one of the most ridiculously successful marketing schemes ever.”

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by macavoy
    -1 +1

    Ben E King: R&B legend dies at 76

    R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76. King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me. After going solo, he hit the US top five with Stand By Me in 1961.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +69 +1

    Burt's Bees co-founder dies at 80

    Burt Shavitz, t he reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, has died.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by mtnrg
    +2 +1

    George Coe, Oscar-Nominated Actor and SAG Activist, Dies at 86

    George Coe, an actor with extensive credits and a longtime activist in the Screen Actors Guild, died Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif., after battling a long illness. He was 86. Coe acted for more t...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by darvinhg
    0 +1

    Archie Comics Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies At 86

    Artist Tom Moore, who gave life to the teen angst of Archie and his Riverdale pals from 1953 to the late 1980s, has died of lung cancer in El Paso, Texas. According to his hometown paper, the El Paso Times, Moore began his cartooning career while serving in the U.S. Navy. Moore got caught drawing a caricature of his captain, but instead of getting in trouble, he got an assignment as staff cartoonist.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by dianep
    0 +1

    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dead at 82

    Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died on Sunday at the age of 82, the New York Times reported. The British-born Sacks, who announced in February 2015 that he had terminal liver cancer, died at his home in New York City, his longtime personal assistant Kate Edgar told the Times.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by kong88
    +23 +1

    Subway Founder Fred DeLuca Dies at Age 67

    Fred DeLuca, cofounder of one of the world’s most well known brands, died Monday evening at the age of 67, just weeks after celebrating the business’s 50th anniversary. DeLuca and his business partner, Dr. Peter Buck, opened their submarine sandwich in Connecticut in 1965 when DeLuca was only 17 years old. In 2013, while traveling around to visit with franchisees, DeLuca fell ill and was ultimately diagnosed with Leukemia.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +31 +1

    C. K. Williams, Poet, Dies at 78; Pulitzer Winner Tackled Politics and Morality

    C. K. Williams, whose morally impassioned poems addressing war, poverty and climate change, as well as the imponderable mysteries of the psyche, won him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, died on Sunday at his home in Hopewell. N.J. He was 78. The cause was multiple myeloma, his wife, Catherine Mauger Williams, said.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by ticktack
    +39 +1

    Rest In Peace: "Jackass" Star Vincent "Don Vito" Margera Dead At 59

    Jackass star Vincent “Don Vito” Margera has passed away, according to TMZ. Famous for pulling off pranks with his nephew Bam Margera on the popular television show, Don Vito had been struggling with kidney and liver failure for years. The site reports: Vincent became famous for pranks he pulled off with Bam on the TV show and later the “Jackass” movies as well as “Viva La Bam”. It’s a double blow for Bam, who lost his best friend and co-star Ryan Dunn who was killed in a car crash.