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A SETI pioneer and astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev dead at 87.
He was a director of the Astro-cosmic center of the Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and also a creator of the Kardashev Scale of determining civilization technology advancement in sci-fi.
Professional Cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has passed away today at the age of 22, during a stage of Tour de Pologne. RIP.
Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, Nobel laureate, and one of the greatest novelists of our lifetimes, passed away at the age of 88.
Yesterday, it was publicly announced that Yu Shimaka, the Japanese voice of Goofy, died at age 70.
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has passed away at the age of 88.
God, rest that woman's soul.
Actor Peter Fonda has passed at the age of 79 from lung cancer.
Animator Richard Williams passed at 86.
Gah...did he ever get to see that Recobbled Cut of The Thief and the Cobbler?
And on that note, is there any way to see it officially? I feel like that needs attention now more than ever...
EDIT: Never mind, I don't think he ever saw that Recobbled Cut. This is a dark day for animation...
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Aug 17th 2019 at 12:12:59 PM
David Koch just died. He was an American right-wing political activist and donor along with his surviving brother, Charles.
And nothing of value was lost.
As much as I might agree, this is the "rest in peace" thread, we should try to keep that rhetoric limited to a minimum.
Some people do not deserve to rest in peace. That's all I'm going to say on the matter.
We should respect people who deserve respect, living or dead. He did not, and does not, deserve respect.
Rules are not to celebrate anyone's death no matter how heinous. Nobody said we had to praise them though.
Usually gravedancing warnings aren't so close to literal...
Please don't use the RIP thread for non-restful/non-peaceful sentiments. If you feel a person deserves neither, this is not the venue for that.
Strangely Koch hasn't been listed on the Wikipedia front page, but has been in the recent deaths page.
I think itís worth this thread not being used to post about controversial deaths, I donít believe Epsteinís death was posted here and I think thatís a good precedent to follow.
I didnít think Koch was that controversial a death tbh. Just a famous one.
Epsteinís is on another level to Koch imo
The discussion got so out of hand that we had to create a whole other thread for it.
Edited by M84 on Aug 25th 2019 at 8:49:59 PM
The Koch brothers are amongst the biggest individual blockers of action against climate change on the planet, considering the expected increased death toll and generational harm due to delayed action on climate change this entirely possible that the Koch brothers have caused more harm and suffering to children then Epstein could have ever hoped to.
They may well be up there with Columbus for how they will be regarded by historians looking at mass human suffering.
Honestly anyone who is credited as being on a particular political side probably shouldnít be posted here.
Koch is at a minimum up there with John Mc Cain and Fidel Castro when it comes to controversial deaths, Iím not sure such deaths belong here.
Edited by Silasw on Aug 25th 2019 at 1:10:30 PM
Ideally, we should simply post such deaths and adhere to the rule of "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
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