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  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...495_story.html

    Known to legions of radio listeners for her exuberant coverage of books and culture, Petra Mayer was a self-described “resident nerd” at NPR. She learned to read at age 3 and was, by her account, an “avid reader” by preschool. She seemed to consume pages not by the word but by the paragraph, and reserved special affection for works of romance, fantasy and science fiction — the genres that snootier readers sniffed at and more self-important critics disdained.

    Ms. Mayer died Nov. 13 at a hospital in Silver Spring, Md. She was 46 and had a massive pulmonary embolism, said her parents, Jeff and Elke Mayer. In the days after her death, colleagues recalled Ms. Mayer as a person of unbridled intellect who, through her work on air and behind the scenes, helped broaden NPR’s coverage of books to encompass the full range of literary pleasures.

    “I really can’t think of any other producer who had her collection of wonderful and wild cultural fringes,” Jacki Lyden, formerly a regular substitute host for the NPR program “Weekend All Things Considered,” said in an interview, remarking on the depth of Ms. Mayer’s reservoir of cultural knowledge.

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    • https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...-72/ar-AAQUa7b

      LONDON (AP) — Photographer Mick Rock, whose iconic portraits of rock stars including David Bowie, Lou Reed and Debbie Harry saw him dubbed “the man who shot the 70s,” has died. He was 72.

      A statement posted Friday on Rock’s official social media accounts said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side.” No cause of death was given.

      Born in London in 1948, Rock studied at Cambridge University, where he met Syd Barrett, a founding member of Pink Floyd, who became one of his first subjects.

      He was Bowie’s official photographer in the early 1970s, helping to make the singer’s alter ego, androgynous alien superstar Ziggy Stardust, a sensation.

      Rock went on to take some of the most famous music photos of the era: a topless Iggy Pop on the cover of the “Raw Power” album; a spectral Lou Reed on “Transformer”; the members of Queen, their faces part-shadowed, for the cover of “Queen II.”

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      • https://deadline.com/2021/11/art-laf...ms-1234878002/

        Art LaFleur, the actor who was best known for playing Babe Ruth in The Sandlot, has died after a 10-year battle with A-typical Parkinson’s, according to his wife Shelley. He was 78.

        Among his most memorable Sandlot lines was, “Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s Legends. Heroes get remembered, but Legends never die!”

        While LaFleur is best known for The Sandlot, his face is recognizable from films such as Field of Dreams, in which he played Black Sox ringleader Chick Gandil and The Santa Clause 2 and 3, in which he played the Tooth Fairy; as well as innumerable roles in classic TV series such as M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, Soap, Webster, The A-Team, Hill Street Blues, Thirtysomething, Northern Exposure, Home Improvement, Malcolm in the Middle, Doogie Howser, Coach, Baywatch, ER, JAG, House and The Mentalist.

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        • I haven't seen The Sandlot in so goddamn long that I don't even remember him being in it other than a photo/still. I clearly need to watch it again to refresh my memory.
          Villain Draft 3: Fourth Place Winner

          September 11, 2001; January 6, 2021; February 13, 2021

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          • https://apnews.com/article/entertain...b791b7cf895a15

            Emi Wada, the Japanese costume designer who won an Oscar for her work in Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran,” has died, Japanese media reports said Sunday. She was 84.

            Wada died Nov. 13, the reports said, citing unidentified family sources and not giving the cause of death.

            Wada was catapulted to stardom by the samurai costumes she created for the 1985 “Ran,” a striking portrayal of bloody intrigue and betrayal inspired by William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

            When accepting the award from the Academy in 1986, Wada held the man-shaped statue and said with a smile, “He doesn’t need my costuming.”

            Wada also designed costumes for other reputed film directors including Nagisa Oshima and Zhang Yimou, as well as for the theater and opera.

            Amon Miyamoto, a theater director who worked with Wada, expressed praise for her.

            “I’ve never known anyone who pursued perfection and authenticity as much as you,” he said on his Facebook page.

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            • https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/mo...oo-1235051856/

              Bart the Bear II, who was featured in such movies as Dr. Dolittle 2, Into the Wild and We Bought a Zoo, has died. He was 21.

              After a decline in his health this year, Bart died peacefully at home over the weekend in Heber City, Utah, it was announced Monday by Ryan Lutey, executive director of the Vital Ground Foundation.

              Bart served as an ambassador for Vital Ground, a Missoula, Montana-based land trust that is focused on conserving grizzly bear habitat, preserving genetic corridors for all wildlife and botanicals and preventing conflicts between bears and people.

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              • https://sports.yahoo.com/5-time-mlb-...Pza3DrVQpuSS-R

                Five-time MLB All-Star relief pitcher Doug Jones died on Monday at 64 years old.

                The Cleveland Guardians confirmed his death Monday afternoon with the team's website reporting that he died of complications from COVID-19. Jones' former teammate in Cleveland and with the Houston Astros Greg Swindell initially reported his death on Twitter.

                "A longtime friend, teammate, husband, father, grandfather and one hell of a pitcher Doug Jones has passed," Swindell wrote.

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                • https://abc7ny.com/malcolm-x-malikah...hter/11263489/

                  Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday, according to police.

                  Authorities say Shabazz, 56, was found inside of her Midwood home on East 28th Street by her daughter.

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                  • https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/asia/...hnk/index.html

                    Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, his former press aide said.

                    Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission, and his health had deteriorated recently, his former press secretary Min Chung-ki told reporters. He died at his Seoul home early in the morning and his body will be moved to a hospital for a funeral later in the day.

                    A former military commander, Chun presided over the 1980 Gwangju army massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, a crime for which he was later convicted and received a commuted death sentence.

                    His death came about a month after another former President and his coup comrade Roh Tae-woo, who played a crucial but controversial role in the country's troubled transition to democracy, died at age 88.

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                    • https://deadline.com/2021/11/lou-cut...or-1234879794/

                      Lou Cutell, who played the “Assman” on Seinfeld and the rainbow-Mohawked Amazing Larry in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure among 100-plus TV and film credits spanning five decades, has died. He was 91.

                      His friend Mark Furman announced the news on social media but did not provide details.

                      “After 91 years, and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home,” Furman posted Sunday (see it below). “A film, theater and character actor. Big Larry in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Ass Man in Seinfeld, Abe in Grey’s Anatomy S12,E4. He took me to Lucille Ball’s house in 1986. Rest in peace Lou.”

                      Cutell might be most recognizable to TV fans for his one-off Seinfeld role as Dr. Howard Cooperman in the 1995 episode “The Fusilli Jerry.” It featured Kramer (Michael Richards) picking up his new license plates at the DMV, only to find that they are someone else’s vanity plate that reads “ASSMAN.” He assumes that the plates must belong to a proctologist, and those familiar with the episode will know why Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) ends up at specialist Dr. Cooperman’s office.

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                      • https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/rememberi...ry?id=81413121

                        Stephen Sondheim just passed away. Rest in peace to one of the GOATS!
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                        Last edited by Mister.Weirdo; 11-27-2021, 02:29 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by Mister.Weirdo View Post
                          Stephen Sondheim just passed away. Rest in peace to one of the GOATS!
                          And with West Side Story about to be released as another film.

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                          • Michael Nesmith, Monkees Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 78

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                            • Only one of the four Monkees left now.

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                              • Dolenz taking up the reigns as the sole man. RIP!!!

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