Famous person is dead. R.I.P. [R]

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by That Phat Hat, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Denny Laine - 79 (October 29, 1944 - December 5, 2023) Founder of the Moody Blues and co-founder of Wings.
     
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  2. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  3. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Much that I did not know or had forgotten, in the obit …

    Where do I begin?

    “His relationship with Fawcett began after they were introduced by her then-husband, actor Lee Majors, in 1979. (Majors was headed to a film shoot in Canada and wanted O’Neal to take her to dinner one night because he was worried Fawcett would get lonely.)”
     
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  5. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Somewhere there's a clip of TV explaining to a ref how to spell his name as he's being booked.
     
  6. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
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  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  8. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    #4083 TheJoeGreene, Dec 12, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2023
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  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was lung cancer. When I read "brief illness" I was thinking an aggressive cancer, like maybe brain cancer.

    The way he delivers the line "you know better than that" at :49 or so is one of my favorite tiny pieces of acting I've ever seen. The whole scene is incredible. Even Nicolas Cage is understated and convincing!

    City of Angels - Seth's "was it worth it?" speech (youtube.com)
     
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  10. zaqualung

    zaqualung Member+

    Jun 17, 2015
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Well, he solved that problem, at least.
     
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  11. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana St. Louis City

    St. Louis City SC
    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  12. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Never heard of the guy, but ambient music is always welcome in the homes of the aware and educated
     
  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eric Montross, 1993 national champion, cancer.

    Rest in peace, big man. Rest in peace.
     
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  14. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    My lasting memory of him is the first round game vs Liberty in the 94 tournament. Montross gets knocked to the ground, raises his head while he's on his back, and kicks Jason Dixon in the junk as hard as he possibly can. No foul was called and the arena immediately turned on UNC at that moment.

    He epitomized, to me, the move away from the traditional C in the NBA as his skillset in previous generations likely would have led to a much more substantial pro career.
     
  15. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    Ryan Minor, 49, colon cancer...

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The night that made Ryan Minor (College World Series champ and Big 8 basketball player of the year at Oklahoma) famous:

     
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  17. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
  18. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana St. Louis City

    St. Louis City SC
    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
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    DC United
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    Germany
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  20. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Bobby Rivers, 70
    I remember him as a VJ on VH1 back around the late 80s-early 90s.
     
  21. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    I could not think of the name of who was singing a particular Xmas song, so not only did I find out who it was - but that he had actually passed away September:

    Roger Henry Brough Whittaker - 87 (March 22, 1936 – September 13, 2023)



    Not the song I was looking for, but this was his first (only?) hit in the US.
     
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  22. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana St. Louis City

    St. Louis City SC
    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  23. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Yarbrough was part of the first, and still best, broadcast of a Nascar race with the final lap brawl with the Allison brothers being the thing that caused the sport to skyrocket into the top 5 in the US for a while.

    Coming into this race, he was the 3 time defending Cup series champion. He won Daytona 4 times, was 2nd in the Cup series 3 times, and still holds the record for most starts on the pole in a season at 14.

     
  24. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Shecky Greene, the legendary standup comedian known for his long tenure as a Las Vegas headliner and for working with Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, died Dec. 31 at his home in the city. He was 97.
     
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  25. SetPeace

    SetPeace Member+

    Jun 22, 2004
    SC Illinois
    Club:
    Torquay United
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    United States
    As usual, the year-end memorial retrospectives put out by TCM and CBS Sunday Morning were very nice. The one on Turner Classic Movies on YouTube (TCM Remembers 2023) is just under 5 minutes long and features a cover of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers song, "Learning To Fly".

    The CBS Tribute was much longer (18 minutes) and was narrated by Lee Cowan.

    Both remembrances may have omitted some of the prominent people who passed away in 2023, but overall, both efforts are usually very well presented, and in a strange way, I look forward to watching them each December.
     
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