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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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PostPosted: May 27 2021 12:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Italian cultural icon and former La Scala prima ballerina Carla Fracci, renowned for romantic roles alongside such greats as Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, dead of cancer at 84 a little under three months shy of her birthday.

Atlanta philanthropist and businessman A.D. "Pete" Correll, dead after a brief illness at 80 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 27 2021 03:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

R&B singer John Davis, not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, one of the real voices behind Milli Vanilli, dead Monday of COVID-19 at 66 (birth date unknown).
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 27 2021 07:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Photojournalist and gay rights activist Kay Lahusen, the first openly gay American in her field who chronicled the earliest days of the movement, dead following a brief illness at 91.
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 28 2021 11:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Veteran actor Samuel E. Wright, best known for voicing Sebastian The Crab in/on The Little Mermaid, dead Monday of prostate cancer at 72 six months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 28 2021 08:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oscar-winning producer Jerome Hellman, who backed such films as Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home, dead Wednesday of undisclosed causes at 92 three and a quarter months shy of his birthday.

Hockey legend Murray Dowey, Sr., dead some time ago at 95.

P. S. Like the previous Jerome in this thread, the latter shared a birthday with my dad.
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: May 29 2021 01:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Original Florida State running back Ken MacLean, dead Thursday of pneumonia at 94.
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jprime
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Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: May 29 2021 03:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dixie Lewis, daughter of Moneyball writer Michael Lewis and former MTV correspondent Tabitha Soren, killed Tuesday in a car crash with one other at 19 (birth date unknown).

Shot-blocking king and two-time NBA defensive player of the year Mark Eaton, dead of undisclosed causes at 64.
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 29 2021 08:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Retired TV actor Gavin MacLeod, born Allan George See, best known for his roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat, dead of undisclosed causes at 90.

Five-time Grammy-winning gospel, country and pop artist and Grammy Hall Of Famer B.J. Thomas, who also won an Oscar for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", dead of complications from stage four lung cancer at 78 two and a quarter months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 30 2021 01:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Folk singer and Bob Dylan contemporary Patrick Sky, dead Wednesday of prostate cancer and bone cancer at 80 a little over four months shy of his birthday.

Swiss Moto3 racer Jason Dupasquier, son of MotoCross rider Philippe Dupasquier, killed in a crash during a qualifying race for the Italian Grand Prix at 19 a little over three months shy of his birthday.
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 30 2021 03:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor, martial artist and musician W. Joe Lara, best known for playing the titular role in Tarzan In Manhattan and on Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, killed in a plane crash with six others at 58 a little over four months shy of his birthday.

Among those six, author and The Weigh Down Workshop & Remnant Fellowship Church founder Gwen Shamblin Lara, wife to the aforementioned deceased, at 66.
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jprime
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PostPosted: May 31 2021 04:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Toronto actor Paul Soles, best known for voicing Hermey the elf in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and the titular role in the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon, dead Wednesday of natural causes at 90 two and a half months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 01 2021 02:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

Rapper and convicted murderer Lil Loaded, born Dashawn Maurice Robertson, best known for "6locc 6a6y" and "Gang Unit", dead of causes yet unknown at 20 two months and a day shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 01 2021 04:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Reality star Linda Torres, dead two months ago tomorrow of COVID-19 at 67 (birth date unknown).

Stunt coordinator and filmmaker Wayne "Buddy" Van Horn, known for his collaborations with Clint Eastwood, dead on the 11th at 92 three and a third months shy of his birthday.

Actress Romy Walthall, dead at 57 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Jun 01 2021 08:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Racing Hall Of Famer Sam Boulmetis, Sr., father of retired jockey Sam Boulmetis, Jr., multiple stakes-winning trainer Jimmy Boulmetis and breeder Kim Boulmetis and uncle of former jockey Tony Black, dead Sunday at 94.

Former Montreal Expos reliever "Iron" Mike Marshall, not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, dead at 78.
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PostPosted: Jun 01 2021 09:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Prolific veteran TV character actor Robert Hogan, dead Thursday of complications from pneumonia at 87 four months shy of his birthday.

Prolific veteran TV character actor Arlene Golonka, best known for her role as Millie Swanson on Mayberry R.F.D., dead of Alzheimer's at 85.
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PostPosted: Jun 03 2021 07:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey, Jr., best known for representing O.J. Simpson during his murder trial, dead of undisclosed causes at 87 a week shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 04 2021 07:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Phyllis Ridgway, hitherto Canada's oldest resident, dead at 114.
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PostPosted: Jun 05 2021 09:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

1961 Nashville Freedom Riders bus driver Jimmy Allen Ruth, dead Wednesday at 83 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Jun 06 2021 03:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

Segregationist former Alabama governor John Patterson, not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, son of assassinated Alabama attorney general-elect Albert Patterson, dead Friday at 99 three and three-quarter months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 06 2021 02:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Longtime Scholastic CEO Richard Robinson, not to be confused with any of his notable eponymites, son of founder Maurice Robinson, dead of undisclosed causes at 84 (birth date unknown).
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PostPosted: Jun 06 2021 07:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actor Clarence Williams III, best known for his roles on The Mod Squad and in Purple Rain & Sugar Hill, dead Friday of colon cancer at 81 two and a half months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 07 2021 04:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

Nigerian-born televangelist and Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) founder Temitope Balogun (T. B.) Joshua, dead Saturday of undisclosed causes at 57 a week shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 07 2021 12:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Boko Haram leader Abubekar Shekau, dead on the 19th by explosive suicide at an age believed to be between 46 and 56 (birth date unknown).

Iranian ambassador to Syria and Hezbollah co-founder Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur, dead of COVID-19 at 74.
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PostPosted: Jun 07 2021 08:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Paris-born Saudi billionaire Mansour Ojjeh, dead at 68 two and two-third months shy of his birthday.

2002 World Cup star Yoo Sang-chul, dead after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at 49 four and a third months shy of his birthday.
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PostPosted: Jun 08 2021 03:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

Successful thoroughbred owner Rick Porter, dead of cancer at 80 (birth date unknown).
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