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Old 05-25-2021, 08:20 PM   #5726
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BroadwayWorld is saddened to report on the passing of Samuel E. Wright, who was best known for creating the voice of Sebastian the Crab in the 1989 film "The Little Mermaid."

He was 74.

Wright had an extensive career on Broadway, including appearances as Mufasa in "The Lion King" and replacing Ben Vereen in the original Broadway production of "Pippin."
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Old 05-26-2021, 12:50 AM   #5727
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A native of Cortland, New York, Lou was the son of Diamante and Hercules Sedaris, both from Apethia in Southern Greece. As a boy, he worked in his parents’ magazine store and shoeshine shop. In high school, he was the captain of the varsity football team. He joined the US Navy during the Korean War and was stationed on the U.S.S. Kalousa Hatchee where he repaired electronic equipment. After 2.5 years in the Navy, he went to college on the GI Bill. He attended Syracuse University where he studied engineering and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

In 1941, he began his career at IBM where he stayed for 38 years working as a mechanical engineer. Early in his career, he worked on mainframe data storage. One of his later projects was retail point-of-sale systems.

Lou, always an athlete, went spinning at Lifetime Sports until he was 93- always setting an example of self-care. He had a passion for fly-fishing and frequently fished in Alaska and British Columbia. He loved golf and collecting art. He painted for many years and his paintings hang in his home.

Lou is survived by daughters, Lisa S. Evans, Gretchen E. Sedaris and Amy L. Sedaris; sons, David R. Sedaris and Paul A. Sedaris; and granddaughter Madilyn Sedaris.
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Old 05-26-2021, 01:59 PM   #5728
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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...er-dies-490917

Former Republican Sen. John Warner, the longest serving senator in Virginia's history, died of heart failure Tuesday evening at the age of 94.

The senator's death was announced in an email from Susan Magill, his longtime chief of staff, to other former staffers that was shared with POLITICO.

"It is with great sorrow that I share our dear Senator Warner peacefully passed away Tuesday evening at home of heart failure," Magill wrote. "We were fortunate to work for someone who cared so much for us."
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:00 PM   #5729
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Kevin Clark, a Chicago musician famous for playing the drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the movie “School of Rock,” was struck and killed by a driver early Wednesday while he biked in the Avondale neighborhood.

Clark, 32, was struck by a Hyundai Sonata around 1:20 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Western Avenue, police said.

Paramedics found him at Logan Boulevard and took him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:58 PM   #5730
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Eric Carle, the legendary American designer, illustrator and author of children’s books, has died at age 91.

In a tribute on his website, his family announced that Carle died Sunday. It said: “In the light of the moon, holding on to a good star, a painter of rainbows, is now traveling across the night sky.”

Carle was the author of beloved children’s classics such as “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and many others.
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Old 05-27-2021, 12:26 AM   #5731
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Rusty Warren, an often overlooked comedy trailblazer of the 1950’s and 60’s, has passed away at the age of 91.

In a time when comedy was considered to be a “boys club”, Warren was one of the few female comedians of that era that embraced it head on. And while she never reached the acclaim that others at the time got, she managed to still break down barriers nonetheless. And given the frank and bawdy routines that she would perform onstage back when it was still considered taboo to not be “ladylike,” she was once heralded as the “mother of the sexual revolution.”

From 1959 until 1977, Warren released 15 albums. Given their explicit nature, they were often labeled as “party albums,” not unlike those of Redd Foxx. Her biggest hit, though, was her 1960 album Knocker’s Up. Despite the album’s dealing with sexual topics, it managed to remain on the Billboard 200 for over three years. Other albums Warren released included Rusty Warren Bounces Back, Rusty Warren in Orbit, Rusty Rides Again, More Knockers Up!, Bottoms Up, and Sexplo.
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Gavin MacLeod, the actor known for his roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat, has died. He was 90.

MacLeod died in the early morning Saturday, his nephew Mark See told Variety. According to TMZ, which was first to report the news, he had been sick for some time, although no cause of death has been given.

A rep for MacLeod did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:12 AM   #5733
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Five-time Grammy award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee B.J. Thomas died today at his home in Arlington, Texas at 78. His death was confirmed on his official Facebook page and was attributed to complications from lung cancer.

A versatile songwriter, Thomas’s career spanned country, pop and gospel, earning him CMA, Dove and Grammy awards. He sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, scored eight No. 1 hits, and had 26 Top 10 singles over his 50 years in the music business.

His hits included a cover of the Hank Williams song “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” the Grammy winning “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” and the monster hit, “Hooked On A Feeling.”

Thomas was also named one of Billboard’s Top 50 Most-Played Artists Over The Past 50 Years. Other hits by the artist included “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love,” and “New Looks From An Old Lover.”
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Mark Eaton, the 7-foot-4 shot-blocking king who twice was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year during his career with the Utah Jazz, has died, the team said Saturday. He was 64.

The Jazz said that police said Eaton was found lying in the road around 8:30 p.m. Friday after apparently crashing his bike in Summit County, Utah. According to the team, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said that Eaton was taken to a hospital, where he later died, and that there was no reason to believe a vehicle was involved in the accident.

"The Utah Jazz are profoundly saddened at the unexpected passing of Mark Eaton, who was an enduring figure in our franchise history and had a significant impact in the community after his basketball career," the team said in a statement.

"... His presence continued around the organization as a friend and ambassador while giving back as a businessman and volunteer to his adopted hometown in Utah. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Teri and their extended family. Mark will be greatly missed by all of us with the Jazz."
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:56 PM   #5735
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https://www.xxlmag.com/lil-loaded-dead/

Lil Loaded died today at the age of 20.

On Monday (May 31), Ashkan Mehryari, attorney for the rapper, real name Dashawn Maurice Robertson, confirmed the news to XXL this afternoon. "Sadly, the rumors are true and Mr. Robertson did pass away today," Mehryari wrote in a statement.

The cause of Loaded’s death is unclear.

However, earlier this afternoon a screenshot of an Instagram Story post that the Texas-bred artist shared recently began circulating online. It’s uncertain when Lil Loaded uploaded the message to his social media, but as of reporting time, it was no longer available on his page.
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Foster Friess, a multimillionaire investor and GOP megadonor, died Thursday at the age of 81.

Friess played a major role in conservative politics, from providing funding for the 2012 launch of the Daily Caller to financing presidential campaigns for GOP candidates.

He even secured an endorsement from former President Trump in an unsuccessful bid for governor of Wyoming in 2018. While campaigning, he continued to make contributions to other campaigns, including that of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).

In 2012, Friess provided significant funding for former Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-Pa.) presidential bid, primarily through contributions to a super PAC backing Santorum.

Four years later, Friess backed Trump during the GOP primary.

"I have donated to Donald Trump’s campaign and will be enthusiastically supporting him, our Republican Governors, and efforts to keep Congress in Republicans hands, both financially and in other meaningful ways," Friess said at the time.

Friess, an evangelical Christian, also helped launch Turning Point USA with conservative figure Charlie Kirk.
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https://thedisinsider.com/2021/06/02...g-passes-away/

Today, Animation Magazine confirmed the news that Phil Young, legendary Disney animator who worked on films such as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, has passed away.

Young worked on a plethora of Disney animated features over the years, beginning in the late 1970s under the tutelage of several of Walt’s Nine Old Men including Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, and Marc Davis.

Several of his most notable contributions include his character animation for Mrs. Potts and Chip in Beauty and the Beast, Mufasa in The Lion King, and Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He continued to work throughout the late 1990s 2000s on projects such as The Emperor’s New Groove (Kuzco) and Home on the Range, which marked his final project with The Walt Disney Company.
In addition to his work with Disney, he contributed to several projects for other studios, including DreamWorks and Warner Bros.

He passed away early last month from cancer.
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Old 06-03-2021, 11:17 PM   #5738
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Attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose clients included O.J. Simpson, Patty Hearst, Dr. Sam Sheppard, and the confessed Boston Strangler Albert De Salvo, died Thursday in the Atlanta area, his former law partner Kenneth Fishman told The Associated Press. He was 87.

In addition to being a celebrity attorney, Bailey owned an aviation company and was a pilot, author, and television host. While he had many famous clients, Bailey was perhaps best known for his work defending Simpson against murder charges in the mid-1990s. He was part of Simpson's "Dream Team" of high-profile attorneys, and Simpson told The Boston Globe Magazine in 1996 that Bailey "was able to simplify everything and identify what the most vital parts of the case were." Simpson tweeted on Thursday, "I lost a great one. F. Lee Bailey you will be missed."

He was known for being abrasive and seeking publicity, Fishman told AP, adding. "Enjoying the public eye became a tool for him. He was one of the first lawyers to go outside the courtroom and talk in front of a bunch of microphones. All the news about a case was from the prosecution's side. So his strategy was to get out there and throw doubt on all the criminal charges."
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Clarence Williams III, who starred as the brooding undercover cop Lincoln Hayes on the countercultural 1968-73 ABC drama The Mod Squad, has died. He was 81.

Williams died in Los Angeles on Friday of colon cancer, his management told The Hollywood Reporter.

An actor of uncommon intensity, Williams began his career on the stage and earned a Tony nomination in 1965 for best featured actor in a play for his work in the powerful three-person drama Slow Dance on the Killing Ground. Decades later, he returned to Broadway to star opposite Maggie Smith in the original 1979 production Tom Stoppard’s Night and Day.
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David Dushman, the last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, has died. He was 98.

The Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria said Sunday that Dushman had died at a Munich hospital on Saturday.

"Every witness to history who passes on is a loss, but saying farewell to David Dushman is particularly painful," said Charlotte Knobloch, a former head of Germany's Central Council of Jews. "Dushman was right on the front lines when the National Socialists' machinery of murder was destroyed."

As a young Red Army soldier, Dushman flattened the forbidding electric fence around the notorious Nazi death camp with his T-34 tank on Jan. 27, 1945.
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Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson, a staunch segregationist who later expressed remorse for his efforts to oppose civil rights, has died at age 99.

Patterson died Friday night at home, surrounded by family and friends, his daughter, Barbara Patterson Scholl, told WSFA-TV.
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^It is interesting (and good) that both he and George Wallace (who was born again after his political career was over) repented of their former staunch segregationalism.
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Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced that M. Richard Robinson, Jr. the Company's Chairman and CEO passed away yesterday unexpectedly. Mr. Robinson, 84 years old, had been in excellent health and had been overseeing Scholastic's long-term strategic direction and day-to-day operations for the better part of five decades.

The Board of Directors issued the following statement: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dick Robinson. Dick was a true visionary in the world of children's books and an unrelenting advocate for children's literacy and education with a remarkable passion his entire life. The Company's directors and employees, as well as the many educators, parents and students whose lives he touched, mourn his loss."

Under a pre-authorized framework for the continued success of the Company, James Barge, Scholastic's lead independent director, will work with Iole Lucchese, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer; Andrew S. Hedden, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; and Kenneth Cleary, Chief Financial Officer to ensure that all day-to-day operations continue without interruption.
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^It is interesting (and good) that both he and George Wallace (who was born again after his political career was over) repented of their former staunch segregationalism.
Well it probably helped that they were out of office, and thus not having bow to his mostly white voting audience, but yeah, he was pretty regretful of his racist past by the end of his life.
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Jim Fassel, the former New York Giants head coach who won NFL Coach of the Year in 1997, has died of a heart attack at 71.

According to Fassel's son, who confirmed his death to the Los Angeles Times, Fassel had a fatal heart attack while under sedation after going to the hospital with chest pains. Fassel lived in Las Vegas, and his son said that after he got the phone call about his father on Monday afternoon, the entire family started convening in Vegas.

Fassel had a long career in coaching, both at the college and professional levels. Following a brief playing career — he was drafted in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears in 1972 but never appeared in an NFL game — he transitioned to coaching in 1974. He spent the next decade coaching at the college level, mostly as a quarterbacks and receivers coach, before being named head coach at Utah in 1985.
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A “passionate” Alabama TV anchor and former college football player who broke the infamous Bill Clinton tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch died Saturday, according to reports and his employer.

Christopher Sign, 45, was found dead Saturday morning by Hoover police in his Scout Terrace home, according to Al.com. The death is being investigated as a suicide, Hoover Lt. Keith Czeskleba said, according to the outlet.

“Chris was a tremendous leader in our newsroom,” wrote ABC 33/40 on Saturday in tribute to the reporter.

“He worked with our reporting staff on a daily basis, but also worked behind the scenes with the I-Team and with news managers on coverage of major events. You were very likely to get an email from him with a story idea in the middle of the night. He was passionate about journalism and showed it each and every day as he pushed himself and his colleagues to be the best.”
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Ned Beatty, who made an indelible first impression in Deliverance before turning in noteworthy efforts in Nashville, Network and Homicide: Life on the Street as one of the most respected character actors of his time, has died, according to TMZ. He was 83.

Beatty reportedly died Sunday in his sleep at his home. Further details were not immediately available, but a source told TMZ that his death was not related to COVID-19. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Beatty’s manager.

The Kentucky native also portrayed Lily Tomlin’s good ol’ boy hustler-lawyer husband in Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), was a slippery Miami district attorney in Alan J. Pakula’s All the President’s Men (1976) and elicited laughs as Lex Luthor’s (Gene Hackman) bumbling sidekick Otis in Superman (1978) and its 1980 sequel.
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^I always loved Ned Beatty in whatever he did. I’d watch one of his movies (I have a few), but I’m watching a wrestling show now.

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Nathan Jung, best known for his portrayal of Genghis Khan in the original Star Trek series, died April 24 at age 74. The location and cause of death has not been disclosed by his friend and attorney, Timothy Tau.

Jung began his acting career in 1969 with a role as Genghis Khan in “The Savage Curtain” episode of the original Star Trek.

From that launching pad, he went on to numerous guest shots on some of the biggest television shows of the 1970s and 1980s, including M*A*S*H*, Starsky & Hutch, CHiPs, General Hospital, Manimal, Riptide, Hunter, Sanford and Son, and Kung Fu.

In the 1990s, he had stints on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Martial Law and Burke’s Law.
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