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People die every day. Some of them are famous, some important, many newsworthy. This thread is for announcements of deaths in the news, discussions of the legacy of those recently deceased people, and memorials of same.
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To start with, the last of the original Von Trapp Singers has died, Maria Von Trapp, 99, in Vermont. (This is the daughter of Captain Von Trapp, not her stepmother who was also named Maria. In the musical, they called her Louisa.)
edited 22nd Feb '14 8:48:15 PM by SKJAM
Harold Ramis has died, aged 69.
Still a fan of the first Ghostbusters movie, and he's done some good work elsewhere. Rest in peace.
Aaron Allston, age 53. Back when he was an editor for Hero Games, he gave me my first paying work as a writer. We corresponded for several years, and I roomed with him at Minicon once. We'd lost touch in recent years as he moved into full-time writing for the Star Wars line, but I remember him fondly.
Found this for Harold Ramis◊.
French film director Alain Resnais (who was part of the French New Wave movement of the 60's) dies aged 91.
Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, has passed away at the age of 84.
Finally he's free of hate now.
Mickey Rooney, who some of us remember from his Andy Hardy comedies, and others from Breakfast at Tiffany's, and still others from better roles.
Peaches Geldof has died, aged 25.
Former WWE star "Ultimate Warrior", aka James Hellwig, has died at age 54.
Sue Townsend, creator of hapless and much-loved Adrian Mole, dies aged 68.
Long time traffic reporter and radio personality "Captain" Herb Emory passed away at the age of 61.
Nobel-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, has passed away at the age of 87.
edited 17th Apr '14 1:47:26 PM by TotemicHero
May he rest in peace. A fine author, indeed.
Country music artist and motivational speaker Kevin Sharp has died from complications with stomach and digestive surgeries this past Saturday. He was 43.
His first single, and surprisingly relevant:
Bob Hoskins has died, aged 71.
British actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.
Hoskins' agent said he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.
The star won a Bafta and was Oscar nominated in 1987 for crime drama Mona Lisa, in which he starred opposite Sir Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane.
Nice guy: briefly met him once. He was like a dynamo that made you tired just by being in the room with him. Hard to imagine him gone, actually.
And he was in the Mario movie too. But he'd rather us forget that.
Al Feldstein, chief editor of MAD for a nearly 30 year span, has passed away at the age of 88.
edited 30th Apr '14 8:04:00 PM by TotemicHero
Rest in peace, H.R. Giger.
Master cinematographer Gordon Willis, the man behind the lighting of films such as The Godfather and Manhattan, has passed away at age 82.
Sir Jack Brabham has died, aged 88. The three-time Formula One World Champion Driver and two-time Formula One World Champion Constructor, became the firstnote And so far, only man to win a Formula One World Championship with a car of his own design.
One of the better tributes: care of Unspeakable Vault.
edited 19th May '14 3:19:19 PM by Euodiachloris
Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86.
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