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  • Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88



    Tony Benn the lodestar for the Labour left for decades, orator, campaigner, diarist and grandfather has died aged 88 after a long illness, his family has announced.

    Tributes poured in for one the country's most extraordinary and controversial MPs, who, in what he described as the blazing autumn of his career outside Westminster, came to be regarded as an anti-establishment voice for democracy.

    Although he said self-deprecatingly in one of his later interviews: "All political careers end in failure; mine just happened to end earlier than most," many regarded his final decades outside Westminster with greatest affection.

    In a statement, his children Stephen, Hilary, Melissa and Joshua said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that our father Tony Benn died peacefully early this morning at his home in west London surrounded by his family.

    "We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the NHS staff and carers who have looked after him with such kindness in hospital and at home.

    "We will miss above all his love which has sustained us throughout our lives. But we are comforted by the memory of his long, full and inspiring life and so proud of his devotion to helping others as he sought to change the world for the better. Arrangements for his funeral will be announced in due course."

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    • David Brenner dies at 78; comedian was a favorite of Johnny Carson

      http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la...#axzz2w5cryLfV

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      • http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...e-mick-jagger/

        A rep for Mick Jagger tells FOX411 the Rolling Stones frontman is "shocked and devastated" by the news that longtime girlfriend and fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning.

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        • Yo.

          Originally posted by Mister.Weirdo View Post
          David Brenner dies at 78; comedian was a favorite of Johnny Carson

          http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la...#axzz2w5cryLfV



          Originally posted by Mister.Weirdo View Post
          http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...e-mick-jagger/

          A rep for Mick Jagger tells FOX411 the Rolling Stones frontman is "shocked and devastated" by the news that longtime girlfriend and fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning.





          Tazer


          Originally posted by Andrew NDB
          Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.

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          • Kind of old for suicide wasn't she? Very odd.

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            • http://www.pressherald.com/news/Brea...es_at_48_.html

              Ann Crowley Murray Paige fought cancer with everything she had, including her skills as a journalist, her ferocious commitment to being present for her family and a determination to stay positive. Her tenacity convinced a wide network of friends and admirers from Maine to California that if anyone could survive metastatic breast cancer in the lungs, brain and liver, it would be Ann.

              Paige documented her cancer experience in “The Breast Cancer Diaries,” which has been televised in 30 countries.

              The former WCSH-TV news reporter and anchor died Sunday in Davis, Calif., where she had been living with her husband, Sandy, and their children, Christopher, 14, and Ellie, 11, since 2009. She was 48.

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              • Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave View Post
                Kind of old for suicide wasn't she? Very odd.
                Not necessarily.

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                • Yo.

                  Originally posted by Mister.Weirdo View Post
                  http://www.pressherald.com/news/Brea...es_at_48_.html

                  Ann Crowley Murray Paige fought cancer with everything she had, including her skills as a journalist, her ferocious commitment to being present for her family and a determination to stay positive.





                  Tazer


                  Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                  Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.

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                  • http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/r-i-...oswald-morris/

                    R.I.P. Cinematographer Oswald Morris

                    The British DP’s half-century career included an Academy Award for 1971′s Fiddler On The Roof and Oscar noms for two other musicals. Oswald Morris died yesterday at his home in Dorset, England. He was 98. He served as director of photography on nearly five dozen films, working alongside such top directors as Stanley Kubrick (Lolita), Sidney Lumet (The Wiz), Franco Zeffirelli (The Taming Of The Shrew), Herbert Ross (the helmer’s first feature Goodbye, Mr. Chips) and eight films for John Huston including Beat The Devil, Moby Dick and the Toulouse-Lautrec biopic Moulin Rouge. His credits also include Beau Brummell, Look Back In Anger, The Guns Of Navarone, Of Human Bondage, Bond pic The Man With The Golden Gun, Equus and The Great Muppet Caper. Morris earned his other Oscar noms for Oliver! and The Wiz. He also won BAFTA Awards for his camerawork on The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, The Hill and The Pumpkin Eater and received its Academy Fellowship in 1997.

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                    • http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...f19_story.html

                      Fred Phelps Sr., a fire-and-brimstone preacher whose anti-gay picketing at military funerals inflamed the nation and drew international scorn but was protected by the U.S. Supreme Court as an exercise in free speech, died March 19 at a hospice in Topeka, Kan. He was 84.

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                      • I wonder where his soul will go.

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                        • Good riddance.

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                          • looks like h@ll just got bigger (i wonder if this is one of those times it's not good to speak ill of the dead?)

                            IonFan says

                            MAGA then, MAGA now, MAGA FOREVER

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                            • Yo.

                              Originally posted by Mister.Weirdo View Post
                              http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/r-i-...oswald-morris/

                              R.I.P. Cinematographer Oswald Morris


                              Originally posted by Mister.Weirdo View Post
                              http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...f19_story.html

                              Fred Phelps Sr., a fire-and-brimstone preacher whose anti-gay picketing at military funerals inflamed the nation and drew international scorn but was protected by the U.S. Supreme Court as an exercise in free speech, died March 19 at a hospice in Topeka, Kan. He was 84.





                              Tazer


                              Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                              Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.

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                              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/james-rebhorn-died-age-65/

                                James Rebhorn was a character actor that will most likely be remembered for either his recent role on television as Frank Mathison in "Homeland" or his many, many film characters from Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki in Independence Day -- "Excuse me Mr. President, that's not entirely accurate." -- or Dr. Larry "It's only a game Focker!" Banks in Meet the Parents. Either way, James Rebhorn was an actor you didn't forget and today we learn of his passing at the age of 65.

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