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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jul 26 2020 01:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Pioneering commercial airline pilot Emily Howell Warner, the first female to hold that position, dead on the 3rd of complications from a fall and Alzheimer's disease at 80 a little under four months shy of her birthday.

Three-time All-Star Toronto Maple Leafs legend Eddie "The Entertainer" Shack, dead at 83.

Legendary Oscar-winning actress Olivia De Havilland, best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone With The Wind, hitherto the last surviving remnant of Hollywood's Golden Age, dead at 104.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jul 26 2020 07:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Veteran actor John Saxon, born Carmine Orrico, best known for his role as Roper in Enter The Dragon, dead of complications, due to pneumonia, at 83 eleven days shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jul 28 2020 02:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Actress Royana Black Hubbell, best known for playing the titular role in the short-lived 1988 CBS sitcom, Raising Miranda, dead suddenly on the 14th of acute myeloid leukemia at 47 (birth date unknown).

MTV's True Life breakout star Charlie Balducci, whose 2002 wedding was documented on the show, dead suddenly Saturday of causes yet unknown at 44 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
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PostPosted: Jul 28 2020 01:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Canadian actor and convicted sex offender Robert "Rob" Smith, best known for his role as the obnoxious patron-berating Scotsman in Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale commercials, not to be confused with the eponymous Cure frontman, dead in the last week or so of undisclosed causes at 54 or 55.

Note: He was also the voice of Teisel Bonne in the Mega Man Legends games, and I'm embarrassed I never made the connection.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Jul 29 2020 03:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

Former New Zealand rugby union player and All Black captain Andy Haden, whose 1978 feigned fall earned his team a game-winning penalty against Wales and himself notoriety, dead of chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 69 two months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jul 29 2020 03:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels manager John McNamamra, who coached the former to within a game of the 1986 World Series title, dead at 88.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jul 29 2020 09:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Greater Victoria Flower Count founder Norma Fitzsimmons, dead at 97 three days to a month shy of her birthday (exact birth date unknown).

Rapper and The Roots founding member Malik Abdul Basit, better known as Malik B., dead of undisclosed causes at 47 three and a half months shy of his birthday.
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Grampa Fuddy
Title: Silly Hats Only
Joined: Jul 17 2019
Location: Westmont, IL
PostPosted: Jul 30 2020 12:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Herman Cain, 2012 GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza CEO dead at 74 from coronavirus. For once, I beat jprime with news of a death. Oh, it's terrible!


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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jul 30 2020 02:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Grampa Fuddy wrote:
Herman Cain, 2012 GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza CEO dead at 74 from coronavirus. For once, I beat jprime with news of a death. Oh, it's terrible!

He was four and a third months shy of his birthday.

First democratically-elected Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui, dead of multiple organ failure and septic shock at 97.
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Klimbatize
2010 NES Champ
Title: 2011 Picnic/Death Champ
Joined: Mar 15 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
PostPosted: Jul 30 2020 07:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Grampa Fuddy wrote:
Herman Cain, 2012 GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza CEO dead at 74 from coronavirus. For once, I beat jprime with news of a death. Oh, it's terrible!

And there's strong evidence he contracted it while attending the Tulsa campaign rally that health officials urged against holding. Totally worth it!


Pretty much the greatest thread of all time: http://www.sydlexia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14789

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Preng
Title: All right, that's cool!
Joined: Jan 11 2010
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PostPosted: Jul 30 2020 07:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top



Source

With all due respect and dignity here, I like to think Herman would've laughed.



(I certainly did)
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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PostPosted: Jul 31 2020 03:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sir Alan Parker, dead after a long illness at 76.
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Klimbatize
2010 NES Champ
Title: 2011 Picnic/Death Champ
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PostPosted: Jul 31 2020 09:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Preng wrote:


Source

With all due respect and dignity here, I like to think Herman would've laughed.



(I certainly did)

LOL, holy shit.


Pretty much the greatest thread of all time: http://www.sydlexia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14789

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jprime
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PostPosted: Jul 31 2020 09:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Old Havana renewal overseer and de facto mayor Eusebio Leal Spengler, dead of cancer at 77 one and a third months shy of his birthday (again, September 11).
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jprime
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PostPosted: Aug 01 2020 02:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

Country music singer, songwriter and radio host Bill Mack, whose work on Midnight Cowboy Trucking Show got him into the Country Music DJ Hall Of Fame, not to be confused with the eponymous sculptor, dead of COVID-19 at 88.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Aug 01 2020 01:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

First American face transplant recipient Connie Culp, dead of undisclosed causes at 57.

Alaskan 30th district representative Gary Knopp, killed along with six others (an eighth died en route to the hospital) in a midair collision at 63.
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Grampa Fuddy
Title: Silly Hats Only
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PostPosted: Aug 02 2020 12:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Wilford Brimley, age 85. Actor was best known for his roles in The Thing, The Natural and Cocoon. He was also the spokesman for Quaker Oats in the 90's. No word yet on the cause of death or if it was "diabeetus" related.


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Valdronius
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PostPosted: Aug 02 2020 01:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

I feel like if it wasn't diabeetus, that would be a let down. :/


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A Hispanic dude living in Arizona knows a lot of Latinas? That's fucking odd.

 
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Aug 02 2020 03:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

He was a little under two months shy of his birthday.
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LeshLush
Joined: Oct 19 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
PostPosted: Aug 02 2020 03:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wilford Brimley in Cocoon wrote:
You'll never get old, and you'll never die.
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Aug 02 2020 03:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Deadliest Catch deckhand Mahlon Reyes, dead Monday of causes yet unknown at 38 (birth date unknown).
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DarknessDeku
Title: Deku Scrub
Joined: Dec 08 2007
Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Aug 02 2020 06:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Grampa Fuddy wrote:
Wilford Brimley, age 85. Actor was best known for his roles in The Thing, The Natural and Cocoon. He was also the spokesman for Quaker Oats in the 90's. No word yet on the cause of death or if it was "diabeetus" related.


I had no idea he was famous previously. I thought he was just a random person who got famous from the diabetes commercials.


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jprime
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PostPosted: Aug 03 2020 01:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ryan Breaux, brother of singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, killed in a car crash along with a classmate at 18.

Nobel Peace Prize-winning politician John Hume, who fashioned the agreement that ended the violence in his native Northern Ireland, dead at 83.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Aug 05 2020 01:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Chicago rapper FBG Duck, born Carlton D. Weekly, known for his breakout single, "Slide", killed in a targeted shooting at 26 four months shy of his birthday.

Legendary New York newspaper columnist and novelist Pete Hamill, dead of heart and kidney failure at 85.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Aug 05 2020 09:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor Reni Santoni, best known for his role as Poppie on Seinfeld, dead Saturday after a long illness at 82.

Veteran Canadian Press broadcast journalist Peter Rakobowchuk, better known by his radio moniker of Peter Ray, dead of liver cancer at 71 (birth date unknown).
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