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Honor Blackman dies at age 94 (of natural causes)

She played Cathy Gale on The Avengers, and was Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. She also had parts in Doctor Who, Columbo, Jason and the Argonauts, etc.

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John Conway, inventor of the Game of Life, has died of COVID-19
Princeton mathematician John Conway has died of the coronavirus. He was 82 years old.

The British-born Conway spent the early part of his career at Cambridge before moving to Princeton University in the 1980s. He made contributions in various areas of mathematics but is best known for his invention of Conway's Game of Life, a cellular automaton in which simple rules give rise to surprisingly complex behaviors. It was made famous by a 1970 Scientific American article and has had a lively community around it ever since then. (Don't confuse it with Milton Bradley's board game of the same name.)
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I remember playing that on my first PC in the early '80s. It came on one of those 8" floppies, good times. RIP.
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My uncle died 2 days ago. Not my only uncle, but my favorite one. Hes been sick for a while, so its not a shock, but its still sad. I would normally only see him maybe once or twice a year. It was pretty traditional to for him to host a 4th of July family gathering, so thats where most of my memories are from. There was always fresh made ice cream on hand. not that I could eat much due to lactose intolerance, but just the act of making it remembered me the good times I had eating it as a kid. the kids these days got it easy, all the ice cream makers are electric. When I was young, it had a hand crank. Everybody had to take turns cranking, or else you didn't get any of the results.

Due to covids there won't be a traditional funeral. There will be some sort of memorial after the quarantine is lifted, but who knows how long that will be. This has made me realize how much the funeral means in terms of letting go, or closure. I am sitting here at my house, and like, I don't feel like I am getting a sense of saying goodbye, and I don't know if any of those other methods would really feel satisfying.

I had a thought a while back, when he was getting sick. I thought, when he passes, I am going to try and sneak his hammer into the funeral, and try to get it into his casket. Because when he gets to heaven, he is gonna walk right up to Jesus and say, hey, I'm here, where do you need me. And Jesus is going to say, I am putting up houses for all the new arrivals, why don't you come and help me.

Because thats the kind of person my uncle is, his version of paradise would be to team up with Jesus to build houses for other people. And he is also the kind of guy who brings his own hammer.
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My uncle died 2 days ago. Not my only uncle, but my favorite one.
Very sad at your loss. RIP.
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Sorry Jaymon.
Due to covids there won't be a traditional funeral. There will be some sort of memorial after the quarantine is lifted, but who knows how long that will be. This has made me realize how much the funeral means in terms of letting go, or closure. I am sitting here at my house, and like, I don't feel like I am getting a sense of saying goodbye, and I don't know if any of those other methods would really feel satisfying.
My in-laws have made some very odd choices in the past around with some deaths in the family, which also meant no traditional funerals. It's made things difficult in many ways, I hope you are able to find some way of marking this sad occasion and getting closure. I think even something as simple as getting together and sharing stories of the person would have been enough in our case. Peace.

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Sorry Jay. maybe when the covid settles down you can do a family dinner. Mine always had a dinner. Me and my wife lamented that the only time the family did get together was on a death to which they'd all swear to make one for just fun. And never did.
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Brian Dennehy, 81. He was in so many things, always enjoyed his characters.

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Awwww.... RIP.

Not sure why, but I think my favorite role of his was always the cop in the FX movies.
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Dont know the guy but what he did deserves a post.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-52362113

Founder of Radio Caroline Ronan O'Rahilly dies aged 79
His death was announced by the current Radio Caroline, which still exists off the Essex coast.

The station was founded in 1964 to compete with the BBC and launched the careers of many well-known DJs, achieving enormous popularity.

Mr O'Rahilly, who lived in Ireland, had been diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2013.

Radio Caroline was the first of several pirate radio stations that challenged BBC radio's dominance in the 1960s.

The station played pop music all day, while the BBC only played pop for an hour a week.
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Seems liked I listened to one of his pirate stations when I was stationed in Germany.
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Harold Reid, Statler Brothers bass singer, dies at 80

Heard them my entire life. Dad played them on 8 track in the 70s and we went on a trip every weekend. So I heard them if I wanted to or not....and I didn't. I hated that music as a kid. With dad and my step mom it was either country or gospel and I was a rock n roll child. Funny though that even though I disliked them and the rest I knew all the songs by heart word for word. Can still sing them today mostly. Later in life after meeting my to be wife my tastes in music broadened to include everything but opera and most rap. The Statlers are one of the best.

When I hear a Statler song Im there in the backseat of the car rolling down a back road with dad. Makes me honestly cry sometimes the memories are so strong.

RIP Harold. My wife loved a good bass voice in a song. Say hi to her when ya get up there.
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Damn. Both of my parents listened to country, so I grew up listening to it, too. It was one of my two musical preferences until the late 80s when the subject matter started to change from 'country' to 'redneck' and I started branching out (the other style I listened to was 30s-50s swing.) These days I listen to every type of music now - including rap. I only put on country (classic country, of course) when I'm feeling nostalgic. The Statler Brothers (along with the Oak Ridge Boys and Marty Robbins) are always at the core of that.
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They were the first group I ever saw in concert and I've liked them ever since. RIP, big man.

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Their song was sure popular with the DJs back in it's day.
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Jerry Bishop
We’re sad to report that Jerry Bishop, the original voice of The Disney Channel, passed away on April 21st at the age of 84 due to heart disease. His comforting voice could be heard on all channel announcements and promotions since it began in 1983 for the network’s first fifteen years. Here’s a nostalgic look back at his work from the network’s premiere year.
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Sounded young back then. RIP. He was also the guy from Judge Judy which I dont watch but have heard the intro before I could change the channel.
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Gene Dynarski
Dynarski died Feb. 27 in a rehabilitation center in Studio City, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news of his death. He is survived by two daughters.

Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Dynarski memorably appeared on the Seinfeld episode "The English Patient" as Izzy Mandelbaum Jr., the son of the ultra-competitive elderly man played by Lloyd Bridges. The pair reprised their roles in another episode, "The Blood," on the next season. Dynarski appeared on numerous other TV shows, including Star Trek: The Original Series — on which he played two different characters — and The Next Generation, the 1960s Batman series (paying Benedict, a henchman of Vincent Price's Egghead), The X-Files, and The A-Team. He made his screen debut in 1965, on the medical drama Ben Casey.
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Irffan Khan
Irrfan Khan, the wide-eyed actor who enjoyed art house acclaim in his native India and crossover-success with major Hollywood roles including “Life of Pi,” “Jurassic World” and “Inferno,” died on Wednesday. He was 53.

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Sam Lloyd, an actor known for his role on the television comedy "Scrubs," has died of cancer. He was 56.
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The actor was diagnosed with cancer on Jan. 15, 2019, shortly after his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to their first son.

According to a GoFundMe page, created after his diagnosis by "Scrubs" executive producer Tim Hobert, Lloyd entered the hospital after experiencing headaches and losing 10 pounds, with doctors later discovering that he had an inoperable brain tumor and that the disease had metastasized from his lungs to his brain, also spreading to his liver, spine and jaw.

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Aw damn. Have a baby one year dead the next. What a horrible thing it must have been to get that diagnosis. Loved Scrubs and he was great in it. Shame.
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I just learned that Tony Allen (epic afrobeat drummer) died a few days ago in Paris, age 79. :(
Not coronavirus, abdominal aortic aneurysm.
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This one gets me a bit

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52564281
Florian Schneider, co-founder of highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73.

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Kraftwerk were supposed to do a US tour this summer, as well... one of my all-time favorite groups.

saw Tony Allen play a 'world music festival' at a casino some years ago. i believe he was one of the world's greatest kit drummers.

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Dave Greenfield, keyboardist for the Stranglers, dead of Covid-19.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... stranglers

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I watched some Kraftwerk and Stranglers on YouTube today. RIP.


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Roy Horn, of the groundbreaking Las Vegas entertainment team Siegfried & Roy, has died.

He was 75.

A spokesman for the duo confirmed Horn this afternoon at Mountain View Hospital because of complications related to COVID-19.

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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Las Vegas
Roy Horn, of the groundbreaking Las Vegas entertainment team Siegfried & Roy, has died.

He was 75.

A spokesman for the duo confirmed Horn this afternoon at Mountain View Hospital because of complications related to COVID-19.
Surprised he lived after the attack even. His life was never the same after that. RIP.

As for the first responder deaths. I saw the news about a nurse who died just a couple days from retirement . So after 35 years as she is ready to quit her job kills her.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 9:54 pm
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Roy Horn, of the groundbreaking Las Vegas entertainment team Siegfried & Roy, has died.

He was 75.

A spokesman for the duo confirmed Horn this afternoon at Mountain View Hospital because of complications related to COVID-19.
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Speaking of deserving their own thread.

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Am I the only one who worries about Tim Curry these days ending up in this thread sooner than later?
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Could have sworn he already had.
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More worried about Mel Brooks, tbh.
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