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Dead celebrities of 2024


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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 23 2024 02:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dealmaker and retired Citigroup vice chairman Steve Volk, dead Saturday of urothelial cancer at 87 a little over three months shy of his birthday.

German pop singer-turned-producer Frank Farian, born Franz Reuther, who created Boney M and was the puppet master behind Milli Vanilli, dead at 82 a little under six months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 23 2024 03:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Retired multiple award-winning CBS newsman and Sunday Morning host Charles Osgood Wood III, dead of dementia at 91.

Actor-director Gary Graham, best known for his role as Ambassador Soval on Enterprise, dead at 73 four and a half months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 23 2024 08:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Bruce Covernton, who helped his team win the Grey Cup in 1992 and 1998, dead of undisclosed causes at 57 six and two-third months shy of his (also my brother's, incidentally) birthday.
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 24 2024 05:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

Veteran Warner Bros. marketing and publicity executive in Europe Julian Senior, dead on the 1st of pneumonia and heart failure at 85 (birth date unknown).

Actor David Emge, best known for his role as Stephen in the 1978 Dawn Of The Dead, dead Saturday of undisclosed causes at 77 eight and two-third months shy of his birthday.

BBC Northern Ireland's first TV reporter, Cecil Taylor, not to be confused with the eponymous pianist/poet or Scottish playwright, dead at 96 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 24 2024 08:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Longtime New World Entertainment executive & Felix The Cat representative Water E. Calmette, Sr., dead on the 6th of complications from heart failure at 85 (birth date unknown).

Veteran publicist and Graceland gatekeeper David Beckwith, dead Friday of complications from hip replacement surgery at 67 three and a third months shy of his birthday.

Film & TV producer Margaret Riley, dead after a battle with ovarian cancer at 58 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 25 2024 02:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Musician Melanie Safka, dead Tuesday of an undisclosed illness at 76 eleven days shy of her birthday.
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 25 2024 02:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor Herbert "Cowboy" Coward, best known for his role as the Toothless Mountain Man in Deliverance, dead in a car crash with three others at 85 a little under seven months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 25 2024 03:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cuban Olympic bronze medalist judo champion Maricet Espinoza Gonzalez, dead Sunday of a heart attack at 34.

British radio DJ Johnny (note the "h") Kennedy, dead after a long illness at an undisclosed age (birth date unknown).
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jprime
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PostPosted: Jan 25 2024 11:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Minimalist sculptor and acquitted murderer Carl Andre, dead at 88 seven and two-third months shy of his (also my, incidentally) birthday.

Longtime New Orleans district attorney Harry Connick, Sr., father to singer-actor Harry Connick, Jr., dead of undisclosed causes at 97 a little over two months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 26 2024 10:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former CFL defensive back Kelly Malveaux, dead Wednesday of undisclosed causes at 47 nine and a third months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 27 2024 01:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Veteran BBC Northern Ireland radio presenter Walter Love, dead at 88 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 28 2024 01:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Two-time Emmy-winning The Daily Show writer Tom Johnson, not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, dead suddenly two weeks ago of a cardiac issue at 55 six and a third months shy of his birthday.

Emmy-winning director Rod Holcomb, dead Friday after a long illness at 80 a little over four months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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PostPosted: Jan 29 2024 02:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Kiowa Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet, educator and folklorist N. Scott Momaday, born Navarre Scott Mammedaty, dead Wednesday at 89 a little over a month shy of his birthday.

Japanese suspected bomber (but not murderer) Satoshi Kirishima, dead of cancer at 70.

Former Toronto Blue Jays third-base coach-turned-Major League manager Jimy Williams, dead of undisclosed causes at 80 eight and a fifth months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jan 30 2024 08:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Two-time Tony-winning and Presidential Medal Of Freedom-receiving Broadway legend Chita Rivera, born Dolores Conchita Figueroa Del Rivero Anderson, dead after a brief illness at 91.
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PostPosted: Jan 30 2024 10:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Talent manager Melinda Ledbetter, wife to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys*, dead of undisclosed causes at 77 a little over eight months shy of her birthday.

*They made the third-worst video of 1988.
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 31 2024 08:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Longest-serving New South Wales treasurer Michael Egan, not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, dead at 75 three weeks shy of his birthday.
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Feb 01 2024 02:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former Missouri First Lady and U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan, widow to late Missouri governor-turned-U.S. Senator Mel Carnahan and the state's first woman to hold the latter position, dead Tuesday after a brief unspecified illness at 90 ten and two-third months shy of her birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 01 2024 04:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor William O'Connell, best known for his role as Thelev The Orion on Star Trek and not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, dead on the 15th at 94 a little under four months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 01 2024 10:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Author and 1984 National Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist, dead Tuesday at 88 three weeks shy of her birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 02 2024 08:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Linebacker-turned-actor-director Carl Weathers, best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky movies, dead in his sleep at 76.
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Feb 03 2024 05:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Three-time Tony-winning actor Hinton Battle, who originated the role of the Scarecrow in Broadway's The Wiz, dead Tuesday following a lengthy undisclosed illness at 67 ten months less a day shy of his birthday.

Adele Springsteen (maiden name unknown), mother to rocker Bruce Springsteen, dead at 98 a little over three months shy of her birthday.

Emmy- and Oscar-winning stop motion veteran Mark Gustafson (note the "f"), dead Thursday of a heart attack at 64 seven and three-fifth months shy of his birthday.

Co-founding MC5 frontman Wayne Kramer, not to be confused with the eponymous filmmaker, dead of undisclosed causes at 75 a little under three months shy of his birthday.

British filmmaker-producer Isabelle "Izzy" Thomas (maiden name unknown), wife to Oscar-nominated producer Bradley Thomas, dead by her own hand at 39 (birth date unknown).
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Feb 03 2024 03:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

German-Czech diplomat Frantisek Cerny, who built bridges between the two nations, dead at 92 four and a fifth months shy of his birthday.

Prince Vittorio Emanuele Of Savoy, The Prince Of Naples, the last heir to the Italian throne before the mid-1946 referendum that abolished the monarchy, dead at 86 nine days shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 04 2024 05:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Namibian president Hage Geingob, dead while receiving medical treatment at 82 six months less a day shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Feb 04 2024 02:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ukrainian world & European powerlifting champion Oleksandr Bilokon, killed on the front lines at an undisclosed age (birth date unknown).

Welsh Rugby legend Barry John, not to be confused with the eponymous theatre director or artist, dead at 76.
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PostPosted: Feb 04 2024 07:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Former Bob Marley And The Wailers bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Sr., father to multi-instrumentalist & producer Aston Barrett, Jr., dead at 77 nine and two-third months shy of his birthday.
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