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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 19 2021 03:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Inaugural Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Lew Krausse, Jr., son of late Philadelphia Athletics pitcher-turned-scout Lew Krausse, Sr., dead Tuesday of complications from cancer at 77 two and a third months shy of his birthday.

Reggae and dancehall legend Ewat "U-Roy" Beckford, who pioneered the vocal style known as toasting, dead Wednesday at 78 seven months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 20 2021 02:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dune buggy inventor Bruce Meyers, dead at 94 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 20 2021 10:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Gospel singer Carman Licciardello, dead Tuesday of complications from hernia surgery at 65.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 23 2021 02:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Longtime Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zadi Yamani, who masterminded the embargo that plunged the west into recession in the mid-'70s (May 1, 1973 - August 31, 1976*), dead at 90 four months shy of his birthday.

*That's the duration of that portion of the decade, not the recession.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 23 2021 04:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Beat poet, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s, dead at 101 a month shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 24 2021 10:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dream Of Eagles and Templars Trilogy author Jack Whyte (note the "y"), dead Monday of cancer at 80 an unknown amount of time shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 25 2021 08:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor Ronald Pickup, best known for his roles in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies and on The Crown, dead after a long illness at 80 three and a third months shy of his birthday.

Former American Olympic gymnastics coach and accused human-trafficker, racketeer and sex criminal John Geddert, dead by his own hand at 63 ten months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 25 2021 10:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Retired longtime Duke University carillonneur (bell player) J. Samuel Hammond, dead at 73 (birth date unknown).

First Papua New Guinean prime minister Michael Somare, known as the "father of the nation", dead of pancreatic cancer at 84 a month and a third shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 26 2021 08:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former Montreal Canadiens General Manager Irving Grundman, dead after a short illness at 92 five months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 01 2021 01:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Orioles family matriarch Violet "Vi" Ripken (nee Roberta), who was safely recovered after a 2012 kidnapping scheme, dead at 82 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Mar 01 2021 05:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

NFL defensive back-turned-sports analyst Irv Cross, the first black man to work the latter position full-time on national television, dead of undisclosed causes at 81 five months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 02 2021 04:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

Comic Strip Live founder and co-owner Richie Tienken, who worked with such acts as Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld, dead Saturday of throat cancer at 75 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Mar 02 2021 02:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor and bodybuilder Reg Lewis, best known for performing in Mae West's beefcake stage act, dead of the 11th from undisclosed causes at 85.

Reggae luminary Bunny Wailer, born Neville Livingston, hitherto the last surviving member of The Wailers, dead of complications from a stroke at 73 a month and a quarter shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 02 2021 04:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor Jahmil French, best known for his role as Dave Turner on Degrassi: The Next Generation, dead of undisclosed causes at 29 a little under five months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 03 2021 10:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former Baltimore Orioles manager Joe Altobelli, who led the team to its still-most-recent World Series victory in 1983, dead at 88 two and three-quarter months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 04 2021 04:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

South Korean staff sergeant-turned-activist Byun Hui-su, the country's first known transgender soldier, who was discharged for having gender reassignment surgery, dead Sunday by her own hand at 23 (birth date unknown).

Businessman and civil rights activist Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., who served as a close advisor to Bill Clinton, dead Monday at 85 five and a half months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 05 2021 01:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

Legendary hockey dad and blue-collar symbol Walter Gretzky, father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, dead after a nine-year battle with Parkinson's at 82 seven months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 05 2021 04:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

Former Moonshiners star Lance Waldroup, dead suddenly of undisclosed causes on the 25th at 30 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Mar 05 2021 01:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett, Jr., dead of complications from liver and kidney failure at 76 five months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 05 2021 02:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dallas Cowboys-turned-Toronto Argonauts player-turned-TSN analyst Chris Schultz, dead of a heart attack at 61.
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PostPosted: Mar 05 2021 09:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor, humorist and National Lampoon alum Tony Hendra, best known for his role as the bumbling manager in This Is Spinal Tap, dead of Lou Gehrig's disease at 79 four months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 06 2021 09:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Classic rocker-turned-Cleveland radio personality Michael Stanley, born Michael Stanley Gee, dead of lung cancer at 72 twenty days shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 06 2021 10:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Retired controversial Canadian news commentator Dick Smyth, dead at 86 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Mar 07 2021 04:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

French conservative billionaire politician Olivier Dassault, son of late industrialist Serge Dassault, killed in a helicopter crash at 69 three months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Mar 08 2021 02:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former TV magician and author James "Mark" Wilson, dead January 19 of undisclosed causes at 91 three months shy of his birthday.
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