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Old 09-30-2021, 03:07 AM   #5901
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https://variety.com/2021/film/news/t...er-1235077380/

Tommy Kirk, the actor known for playing Travis Coates in “Old Yeller” and several other Disney films, was found dead in his Las Vegas home Tuesday. He was 79.

Kirk’s longtime friend Paul Petersen II posted the news on Facebook, writing, “Please know that Tommy Kirk loved you, his fans.”

Kirk was born in Louisville, Ky. in 1941 and grew up in Los Angeles County. He began acting as a teenager, and appeared in a play at the Pasadena Playhouse, where he was discovered by an agent who helped him to make his screen debut in “The Last of the Old Time Shooting Sheriffs,” a 1955 episode of “TV Reader’s Digest.” From there, he appeared in episodes of several TV series including “The Loretta Young Show” and “Gunsmoke.” His profile rose when he began to play the role of Joe Hardy in the “Hardy Boys” series “The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure” and “The Mystery of the Ghost Farm.”
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Old 10-03-2021, 11:17 PM   #5902
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The influential British electronic musician Richard H Kirk, best known as a founding member of Sheffield group Cabaret Voltaire, has died aged 65. Mute Records, which released several of Kirk’s solo albums and albums by the band, confirmed the news, describing him as a “towering creative genius who led a singular and driven path throughout his life and musical career”.

Robin Rimbaud, AKA electronic musician Scanner, paid tribute to Kirk’s work with Cabaret Voltaire: “Connecting the experimental side of Roxy Music with William S Burrough’s cut up techniques, their The Voice of America (1980) and Red Mecca (1981) remain utter gems of exploratory sound today.”

Kirk, along with Chris Watson and Stephen Mallinder, formed the group in 1973, taking their name from the Zurich nightclub that birthed the Dadaist movement and forging their sound via experiments combining music and technology. “Technology was always a catalyst,” Kirk told the PRS in 2016. “It allowed you to do things, especially if you weren’t the world’s best musician.”
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Old 10-04-2021, 03:51 PM   #5903
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Goodbye! Thanks for giving us the senate in 2012.

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Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a conservative Missouri Republican whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” sunk his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP candidates, died late Sunday. He was 74.

Akin had cancer for several years, his son, Perry, said in a statement. He died at his home in Wildwood, a St. Louis suburb.

“As my father’s death approached, we had people from all different walks of life share story after story of the personal impact he had on them,” Perry Akin said in a statement to The Associated Press.
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SNL did a tribute to Norm MacDonald this weekend, by playing a few old clips of his Weekend Updates. Was very thoughtful of them.
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Old 10-05-2021, 04:10 AM   #5905
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Alan Kalter, who served as the announcer and performed hilarious comic bits for David Letterman during his two-decade run on CBS’ Late Show, has died. He was 78.

Kalter died Monday at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, his wife, Peggy, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The red-haired Kalter took over for the retired Bill Wendell as the Late Show announcer in September 1995 — about two years after Letterman moved from NBC to CBS — and remained through the host’s final program on May 20, 2015. On his first day on the job, Letterman tossed him into a pool.
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Old 10-06-2021, 08:49 PM   #5906
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Cynthia Harris, who portrayed Paul Reiser’s mother on Mad About You and the twice-divorced American socialite who prompted a British king to abdicate his throne in the acclaimed miniseries Edward & Mrs. Simpson, has died. She was 87.

Harris died Sunday, her family announced. Further details of her death were not immediately available.

A veteran of the New York stage, Harris joined the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company in 1971, playing the role of Sarah originated by Barbara Barrie, and in 1993 co-founded the now-defunct The Actors Company Theater, where she served as artistic director and appeared in dozens of productions.
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Old 10-07-2021, 04:51 AM   #5907
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Ndaski, a 'celebrity' gorilla, has died after a prolonged illness. Daily Mail reports that the 14-year-old orphaned mountain gorilla became an internet sensation in 2019 after her photobomb went viral in 2019. The gorilla was rescued as an infant. The gorilla has been cared for by a man named Andre Bauma after she was rescued while clinging to the body of her dead mother in 2007.
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Koichi Sugiyama, the composer of the iconic theme to Dragon Quest (and so much more), has died. He was 90 years old.

In a statement posted on the series’ website, it’s announced that Sugiyama died on September 30, of septic shock. In addition to composing the original Dragon Quest’s main score, so famous it was played as part of the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, Sugiyama went on to write over 500 pieces of music for the series, in a career that spanned decades.

Sugiyama’s first piece of video game work was with the company then known as simply Enix, on 1985's World Golf. His last contribution was, fittingly given his history, the as-yet-unreleased next entry in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XII. His use of orchestral composition was pioneering in the video game space, and while we take live renditions of game scores for granted now, Sugiyama led the way with live recordings and performances as far back as the mid-80s.
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https://www.nme.com/news/music/influ...s-died-3066358

Influential ska drummer Everett Morton has died, age 71.

The news was announced by his band, The Beat, earlier today (October 9) on social media. No cause of death has yet been given.

They wrote: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Everett Morton, a beautiful and talented man.

“His family are naturally grieving. Please respect their privacy. RIP Gaffah!”
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:25 AM   #5910
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Granville Adams, best known for his role of Zahir Arif in “Oz,” died Sunday after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was 58.

“I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer. I don’t do well with loss because I’m unfamiliar with it,” Adams’ “Oz” co-star Kirk Acevedo tweeted. “Yo Granny we’ll be chopping it up on the other side one day. Until then… Rest easy my friend.”

“Oz” showrunner Tom Fontana paid tribute to his friend, writing on Instagram Sunday, “Goodnight, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they rest #granvilleadams #oz“
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https://www.npr.org/2021/10/12/10453...mator-obituary

Ruthie Tompson liked to tell people that she and Mickey Mouse "grew up together."

And that wasn't an exaggeration: The legendary animator spent nearly 40 years with the Walt Disney Company, working on virtually every film from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Rescuers until her retirement in 1975. She even earned the title "Disney Legend" at the turn of the millennium, as the employee with the longest history with Walt and Roy O. Disney.

Tompson's connection with the company dates back to her childhood in the 1920s, when she appeared as a live-action reference model for Disney's early Alice Comedies. She began her career in the "ink and paint" department as a teenager and eventually worked her way up to animation and scene checking, becoming one of the first three women to be admitted into the Hollywood camera union in the process.
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Jean Ledwith King, an Ann Arbor attorney who championed gender equity for millions of women in education, employment, politics and sports, and helped to lay the foundation for Title IX, the federal antidiscrimination law, died Oct. 9. She was 97.

In 1970, King filed her most significant educational action against the University of Michigan, coauthoring a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor for sex discrimination in admissions, financial aid, employment and athletics.

The complaint sparked a federal investigation and led to reforms at many colleges and universities across the nation. When U-M refused to comply with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare’s demands to increase women’s admissions and provide gender equity in athletics, it became the first university in the country to have federal grants withheld.
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Ravil Isyanov, a Soviet-born American character actor who appeared in movies including Defiance, K-19: The Widowmaker and Transformers: Dark of the Moon and in numerous TV series, most recently playing Kirkin on CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles, died Sept. 29 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 59.

Isyanov was born August 20, 1962 in Voskresensk, Russia (then part of the USSR). Drawn to performing arts from a young age, he enrolled in Perm Institute of Culture to study directing after graduating from high school in 1980. His studies were interrupted in 1982 when he left to complete a two-year mandatory military service in the Soviet Air Force and was stationed in the Russian Far East.
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:12 AM   #5914
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Author Gary Paulsen, best known for writing young adult fiction novels such as Hatchet, The River, and Woodsong, has died this morning at the age of 82, Publishers Weekly confirmed in a tweet. Paulsen was the author to over 200 books that explore adventure and survival in the wilderness. He competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1983 and wrote two memoirs, Woodsong and Winterdance, on his sled dog racing experience, the latter being the inspiration for the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
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Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner passed away at the age of 58


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Author Gary Paulsen, best known for writing young adult fiction novels such as Hatchet, The River, and Woodsong, has died this morning at the age of 82, Publishers Weekly confirmed in a tweet. Paulsen was the author to over 200 books that explore adventure and survival in the wilderness. He competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1983 and wrote two memoirs, Woodsong and Winterdance, on his sled dog racing experience, the latter being the inspiration for the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
God, I remember being required to read Hatchet in school (did not enjoy survival books then, really struggled with it). I always thought he died ages ago.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:43 AM   #5917
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Little sympathies for him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/flat-e...a=twitter_page

Rob Skiba, an influential figure in flat earth and Christian circles, has died of COVID-19, colleagues announced on Thursday. He had been fighting the virus since at least late August, when he began exhibiting symptoms after “Take On The World,” a biblical flat earth conference. “He has been sick since coming back from TOTW,” a Facebook friend posted in early September, adding that Skiba had been hospitalized for low oxygen levels. One of the country’s most prominent advocates of Flat Earth Theory, Skiba was also skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines and some of the illness’ treatments. On the first day of the Take On The World conference, Skiba authored a Facebook post suggesting that the COVID-19 vaccines were dangerous.
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Ray Fosse, a former MLB catcher and longtime broadcaster for the Oakland Athletics, died after a battle with cancer on Wednesday. He was 74.

Fosse stepped away from his duties with A's in August, revealing he had been fighting cancer for the last 16 years. His wife Carol shared the news in a statement through his own website:
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:29 AM   #5919
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Jesus, this is terrible news.

Former child start Matthew Mindler committed suicide by using sodium nitrate that he ordered from Amazon.com, his mother said today.

Mindler bought the product for $15. The Lancaster County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that he died from suicide by sodium nitrate toxicity.

Sodium nitrate is used to preserve foods and kills by causing low blood pressure and limiting the flow of oxygen to the body.

Monica Mindler said she discovered the Amazon connection while looking at her son’s internet search history after his death. The actor looked up information on buying sodium nitrate and how it was used to end life painlessly. He ordered enough to kill four people, she said.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:11 PM   #5920
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Little sympathies for him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/flat-e...a=twitter_page

Rob Skiba, an influential figure in flat earth and Christian circles, has died of COVID-19, colleagues announced on Thursday. He had been fighting the virus since at least late August, when he began exhibiting symptoms after “Take On The World,” a biblical flat earth conference. “He has been sick since coming back from TOTW,” a Facebook friend posted in early September, adding that Skiba had been hospitalized for low oxygen levels. One of the country’s most prominent advocates of Flat Earth Theory, Skiba was also skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines and some of the illness’ treatments. On the first day of the Take On The World conference, Skiba authored a Facebook post suggesting that the COVID-19 vaccines were dangerous.
I think it is a stretch to say he was influential in "Christian circles". I'm sure he was influential in some kind of crazy circles, and that those circles contained some Christians, but that seems like it would be pretty limited.
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I think it is a stretch to say he was influential in "Christian circles". I'm sure he was influential in some kind of crazy circles, and that those circles contained some Christians, but that seems like it would be pretty limited.
Yeah, I sort-of know one Christian who believes that flat earth stuff and he doesn’t even go to church. But the media loves to characterize it that way when one of the crackpots makes headlines.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:47 PM   #5922
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Jesus, this is terrible news.

Former child start Matthew Mindler committed suicide by using sodium nitrate that he ordered from Amazon.com, his mother said today.

Mindler bought the product for $15. The Lancaster County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that he died from suicide by sodium nitrate toxicity.

Sodium nitrate is used to preserve foods and kills by causing low blood pressure and limiting the flow of oxygen to the body.

Monica Mindler said she discovered the Amazon connection while looking at her son’s internet search history after his death. The actor looked up information on buying sodium nitrate and how it was used to end life painlessly. He ordered enough to kill four people, she said.
Sad to hear about his suicide but im just glad he didn't poison 3 other people ya know
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Conservative MP David Amess dies of stabbing attack


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Former U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, who spent 36 years in Congress championing education reform and Native American sovereignty, died Wednesday, his family said in a statement. He was 92 years old.

Kildee, a Flint Democrat, served in the House from 1977 to 2013. He was elected 18 times in a district now represented by his nephew, Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint Township, who remembered him Wednesday as an "incredible" uncle, role model and political mentor.

"Dale was always proud that he was from Flint, the birthplace of the modern labor movement. Throughout his work, Dale was kind, humble and dedicated to his constituents. Dale never forgot who he worked for or the constituents who sent him to Congress. And Dale always brought civility and kindness to the political debate, something that we all could learn from today," Dan Kildee wrote in a statement.
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Betty Lynn, a veteran actress who was best known as the girlfriend of bumbling sheriff’s deputy Barney Fife on television classic The Andy Griffith Show, has died at age 95. She passed on Saturday in Culver City, Calif. of an undisclosed but brief illness, according to the Andy Griffith Museum.

Lynn appeared in 26 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show over a span of five years from 1961 to 1966.
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