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Title: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on March 19, 2017, 09:29:47 am
Chuck Berry's passing is as good enough a time to have this kind of thread.

Some may remember my flippant attitude towards this kind of thing in a thread about Nancy Reagan on a previous site.

Death is a feature, not a bug.

It rids the world, sometimes not soon enough, of the old to allow for the new.

Berry is before my time, and, yes, I know he was foundational for rock and roll.

There are good stories coming out by Springsteen and Jagger and Richards.

I have enjoyed this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMddte6yD2w&sns=em

Surly he is the "greatest rock n roller" who ever lived...until the next one passes.

Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: bcsapper on March 19, 2017, 11:28:40 am
Surly he is the "greatest rock n roller" who ever lived...until the next one passes.

Well sure, apart from My Ding-a-Ling.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on May 18, 2017, 09:41:36 am
Two today:

Chris Cornell - front man for Sound Garden, Butt Hole Surfers, Audio Slave etc. 52 years young and apparent suicide.

Roger Ailes - Serial sexual harasser, forced out under the "humiliation" of a multi-million severance package from FOX news.  77 and further proof that the good die young and the bad linger on past expiry?

Good riddance to the latter and  thank gawd for modern recordings of the former.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: BC_cheque on May 18, 2017, 01:37:06 pm
I saw a Roger Ailes front page article, but nothing about him dying so I didn't read it.  Ha, good riddance.

Sad about Chris Cornell, yeah.  That really bummed me out.  He was sexy and talented, I loved a lot of his music.  Way too young.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on May 18, 2017, 05:10:48 pm
Two today:

Chris Cornell - front man for Sound Garden, Butt Hole Surfers, Audio Slave etc. 52 years young and apparent suicide.

Roger Ailes - Serial sexual harasser, forced out under the "humiliation" of a multi-million severance package from FOX news.  77 and further proof that the good die young and the bad linger on past expiry?

Good riddance to the latter and  thank gawd for modern recordings of the former.

Agreed x2
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on May 18, 2017, 10:07:18 pm
I was pretty stunned to hear about Chris Cornell this morning.  I don't know much about him as a person, but I liked much of his music, whether with Soundgarden, and Audioslave, and as a solo performer.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on May 25, 2017, 10:46:16 pm
Roger Moore aka James Bond died this week. He was okay as Bond. Not that great of an actor but a nice guy.

Meanwhile, in BC, we have lost Grace McCarthy. 

Gracie was one of the greats: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_McCarthy

Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on May 26, 2017, 09:19:48 am
I somewhat like the Moore version of Bond.  There was a corn-ball humor and slightly campy aspect that probably inspired the "Archer" animated series.  It didn't take itself too seriously, and Moore fit the tone perfectly.

Daniel Craig is now my favorite Bond-- I think he's the most masculine and sexy of them. Pierce Brosnan was suave and dapper, but somehow lacked something that Craig has. I found Sean Connery to be just kind of boring, although I was young when I saw his bond films so maybe I just didn't "get" it.

 -k

Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: cybercoma on May 26, 2017, 09:41:52 am
I never got into James Bond. Should I go back and start from the first film in the 60s?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on June 10, 2017, 11:06:39 am
Adam West is dead at 88. 

Long rest The Batman.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on June 10, 2017, 01:33:03 pm
Gregg Allman died of liver cancer a couple of weeks ago, aged 69 years.

The "Southern rock" genre was dead before I was even born, and I only knew of the Allman Brothers from a few hits like Ramblin' Man, and I guess also the scene from "Field of Dreams" where Kevin Costner is driving his VW bus down the road as "Jessica" plays.  I started getting interested in the Allman Brothers while discovering other Southern rock acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Outlaws, and Blackfoot.  Gregg Allman had a remarkable voice, and also he just *looked* the part-- this tall lanky figure with a long mane of blond hair, he just *looked* like Southern rock personified.

Derek Trucks of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band knew him from a very young age, because Derek is the nephew of the Allman Brothers' drummer. Derek said this about him:
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He was very sweet, but just his persona was intimidating. He was Gregg Allman. I think a lot of people had that feeling when they met him. The way he walked and talked and acted. He had whatever the "it" thing is. It was like meeting Willie Mays or something. It's like, "Holy shit, they exist!" Even when Dickey Betts was leading the band, Gregg was the focal point at all times. He just had that magnetism, and that fucking voice. They don't hand those out often. He was the keeper of the mojo. It was just effortless for him, that part of it. He was just a bona fide fucking badass. There's a lot of pretenders and a lot of people who think that those torches get passed, but there's not another Gregg. It feels like this fictional, amazing, Southern gothic epic. It's un-fucking-believable. From childhood on, at every turn, something major and traumatic and awful was happening.

These awful things included the death of the other Allman Brother, Duane, just as the band was taking off in the late 1960s. They remained "the Allman Brothers Band" for another 45 years, despite there being just one Allman left.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnKFtJB0ALc


 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on June 10, 2017, 01:56:06 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRDivUb5EeA
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on July 20, 2017, 11:35:12 pm
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has apparently commited suicide on what would be Chris Cornell's birthday (see above for his demise).

Ugh.

He tried so hard/to get so far/and in the end/ it doesn't even matter....

Video here: http://thereformedbroker.com/2017/07/20/rip-chester-bennington/
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Goddess on July 21, 2017, 12:35:56 pm
Kenny Shields died today, too.
Streetheart was my first concert ever.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on July 27, 2017, 09:45:02 pm
Kenny Shields died today, too.
Streetheart was my first concert ever.

This makes me sad... I heard that he was very sick just after I posted some Streetheart songs in the music thread, and now just a few weeks later he's gone.



 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Goddess on July 28, 2017, 11:19:52 am
This makes me sad... I heard that he was very sick just after I posted some Streetheart songs in the music thread, and now just a few weeks later he's gone.



 -k

Way to go, kimmy.

 "You killed Kenny!"   :D
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on July 30, 2017, 01:56:38 pm
Way to go, kimmy.

 "You killed Kenny!"   :D

 :o  it's all my fault!   :'(

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on September 27, 2017, 11:03:11 pm
Hugh Hefner has died at age 91.

Hefner and his Playboy publication played a significant cultural role in challenging puritanical views of sex in America ...and beyond.  One could imagine that a society where Hefner never existed might have turned out quite differently from the one we live in.

On a personal note, Hefner and his publication are one of the reasons that adolescence was a very confusing time for me.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on September 27, 2017, 11:07:44 pm
Hefner was a god among men.  Most every man's dream is to 1. get rich and 2. stare at tits all day & get fucked by the most beautiful women in the world at a whim.  Hugh achieved the former by doing the latter.  He's the happiest man to ever live.  RIP.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 04:53:18 am
I never saw the appeal of his tawdry book.   To me, porn is more wholesome than trying to peddle hedonism as an admirable lifestyle.  We were taught about how demeaning his publication was in Catholic school !  Patriarchy vs patriarchy.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: guest4 on September 28, 2017, 08:46:22 am
Playboy, Penthouse & Hustler were all part of my sex ed.   My family didn't talk about sex, though my mom made an effort about two years after we'd covered the basics of baby-making in school.

But my best friend's family down the street were very different and where I found the three magazines, so if I had any real questions I asked her dad.   I'd read something about oral sex in one of the magazines and was curious, so in front of a bunch of out-of-town family he had visiting that weekend, I asked.  The conversation went like this:
 
14-year-old me:  R, what is oral sex?
R: (looking uncomfortable, unusual for him) Umm ... you know what sex is?
Me:  Yes
R:  You know what oral is?
Me:  Yes
R:  Well, put the two together ..
Me:  (thinking hard) - Talking about sex?
R:  No.  Let's talk about this later, ok?
Me:  (wondering about all the snickering)  Ok.

Without those magazines, not to mention my best friend's family, I don't know if I would have ever been as sexually experimental as I was.   
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 11:23:48 am
Without those magazines, not to mention my best friend's family, I don't know if I would have ever been as sexually experimental as I was.

Cryptic comment, but for the record I don't believe reading things changes your sexual drive, or your sexuality.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: SirJohn on September 28, 2017, 12:11:15 pm
Hefner was a god among men.  Most every man's dream is to 1. get rich and 2. stare at tits all day & get fucked by the most beautiful women in the world at a whim.  Hugh achieved the former by doing the latter.  He's the happiest man to ever live.  RIP.

It's hard to imagine any man in history who had a better life, with fame, fortune, family and happiness all rolled together. Other men were richer, but when I look at the likes of Warren Buffet or others like him, who, even after they became filthy rich, still spent all day at the office in suits in long board meetings and going over reports and compare them to Hefner who decide 'fuck this' and spent his time in his silk pajamas running his business out of his mansion, surrounded by bunnies well. I side with Hugh! Not only did he take pictures of beautiful women he hired lots of them. Which meant even when he was dealing with editors, writers, photographers, and managers a lot of them were former playmates. He surrounded himself with celebrities, partied every night, and had his ex-wife and kids living in a house next door so he could see them often.

Emperors might have had more power but which of them had a better life?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: SirJohn on September 28, 2017, 12:15:29 pm
I never saw the appeal of his tawdry book.   To me, porn is more wholesome than trying to peddle hedonism as an admirable lifestyle.  We were taught about how demeaning his publication was in Catholic school !  Patriarchy vs patriarchy.

He managed to get sex out of the closet and make it mainstream at a time when you couldn't say the word 'pregnant' on TV. He was an active political campaigner for abortion rights, womens rights and gay rights, and against racism. His clubs gave starts to some great Black entertainers who couldn't get work in White clubs. I think it's not wrong to say everything from sex-education in classrooms to abortion rights to womens liberation were greatly boosted by him and his magazine and TV shows.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 12:25:33 pm
Begrudgingly, I guess there's something to all of that.  I still can't stomach the pretension of the whole brand though.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: SirJohn on September 28, 2017, 12:33:01 pm
Begrudgingly, I guess there's something to all of that.  I still can't stomach the pretension of the whole brand though.

It had its ups and its downs, its good points and bad points. The Playboy interviews routinely ran over 7,000-8,000 words, which allowed them a depth few other mediums engaged in on important topics with people like Martin Luther King, Betty Davis and Steve Jobs. And it had some really great stories from towering figures in literature.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: guest4 on September 28, 2017, 12:55:23 pm
Cryptic comment, but for the record I don't believe reading things changes your sexual drive, or your sexuality.

In that those experiences led me to the conclusion that sex wasn't a shameful act to be hidden in silence and privacy, it did.  From that basis I could explore beyond missionary position.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 01:01:32 pm
In that those experiences led me to the conclusion that sex wasn't a shameful act to be hidden in silence and privacy, it did.  From that basis I could explore beyond missionary position.

I guess my experience is similar to yours but the ideas I took away from the experience totally different.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: BC_cheque on September 28, 2017, 01:16:04 pm

On a personal note, Hefner and his publication are one of the reasons that adolescence was a very confusing time for me.


When I was about 11 or 12, The Hudson's Bay in a local mall kept all the magazines in a secluded part of the store and the dirty magazines were kept with the rest.  Whenever my parents wanted to go to that mall I'd get so excited and jump at the chance and then make an excuse to part ways and go look at the magazines. 

I so hear you on this one....
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 02:22:07 pm
I hesitate to ask but... I thought women weren't generally taken to visual erotica ?  Is that just a myth ?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: guest4 on September 28, 2017, 02:48:12 pm
I hesitate to ask but... I thought women weren't generally taken to visual erotica ?  Is that just a myth ?

For me, it can be ok sometimes, but most.of the time its just too distracting and unbelievable.   I am most receptive to gentler stuff, where there is seduction leading ro sex, even rough sex, as opposed to the 'rip the clothes off and go at it' type.  Especially if two women are involved.  Threesomes are ok, but more than that starts getting weird for me.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: BC_cheque on September 28, 2017, 03:03:28 pm
I hesitate to ask but... I thought women weren't generally taken to visual erotica ?  Is that just a myth ?

I was reading stats on this and apparently 30% of women watch porn on a regular basis, vs. around 80% of men (if you believe that, i don't think I've ever met any in the 20% category so I think it's probably higher). 

But based on the official stats, I guess the generalization is true that women aren't as interested as men in visual erotica.

I don't like to label myself when it comes to sexuality, but I've always been a little 'different' so I'm sure that had some bearing in my taste for the magazines...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 03:19:44 pm
I was reading stats on this and apparently 30% of women watch porn on a regular basis, vs. around 80% of men (if you believe that, i don't think I've ever met any in the 20% category so I think it's probably higher). 

But based on the official stats, I guess the generalization is true that women aren't as interested as men in visual erotica.

I don't like to label myself when it comes to sexuality, but I've always been a little 'different' so I'm sure that had some bearing in my taste for the magazines...

Ok.  20% lie about it, the joke goes.  And... maybe over to sex culture...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: SirJohn on September 28, 2017, 04:24:15 pm
I hesitate to ask but... I thought women weren't generally taken to visual erotica ?  Is that just a myth ?

There was a Playgirl at one point, and another one, I forget the name, very glossy and 'artistic' aimed at women, put out by Penthouse. They didn't last, and I think I remember reading that most of their readership was actually gay men.

One of the reasons women didn't/don't show as much enthusiasm for video erotica is that most of it is/was porn. Badly filmed, with people who couldn't act, no real dialogue or script, and mostly focusing on closeups of body parts. Also, due to the social mores which STILL exist today, the sex always had to be 100% consensual. Well, you might say, of course it did! But think about it. The best you can do with that is those ridiculous videos where a postman comes to the door and is greeted by some hotty, and they flirt for ten seconds, then start tearing each other's clothes off. No seduction, because you can't have seduction without persuasion, and you can't have that without some resistance, and resistance of any kind was/is not acceptable. I don't even remember seeing one of those 'movies' where there was any hesitation on the part of either partner.  So no really 'erotic' storylines and no character development. Just bodies going at it. Not much of a turn-on once you're out of your teens.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 10:28:48 pm
I never saw the appeal of his tawdry book.   To me, porn is more wholesome than trying to peddle hedonism as an admirable lifestyle.  We were taught about how demeaning his publication was in Catholic school !  Patriarchy vs patriarchy.

I think some of the moralists who complain about how demeaning pornography is to women are the same types who'd prefer a Handmaid's Tale type society.  The Rick Santorums of the world, the ones who believe contraception is the worst thing that ever happened to women.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 10:40:32 pm
I hesitate to ask but... I thought women weren't generally taken to visual erotica ?  Is that just a myth ?

uh... if somebody has given you the impression that women aren't attracted to attractive people, you've been terribly mislead.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 29, 2017, 06:16:42 am
uh... if somebody has given you the impression that women aren't attracted to attractive people, you've been terribly mislead.

 -k

No - visual erotica as pointed out above.  Magazines, videos and so on.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 29, 2017, 06:17:49 am
I think some of the moralists who complain about how demeaning pornography is to women are the same types who'd prefer a Handmaid's Tale type society.  The Rick Santorums of the world, the ones who believe contraception is the worst thing that ever happened to women.

 -k

There was, in the 80s, more of a feminist moralizing tone against pornography.  I think it's not the same today.  Taking it over to a better thread now...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Goddess on October 02, 2017, 03:09:40 pm
Tom Petty  :'(
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: BC_cheque on October 02, 2017, 03:28:38 pm
Oh no, he was only 66!  RIP.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: JMT on October 02, 2017, 09:10:29 pm
Scratch that - he's not actually dead.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: BC_cheque on October 02, 2017, 11:35:15 pm
Death back on now.   :(

My god, this was by far the worst passing announcement I ever saw with all the back and forth. 
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: bcsapper on October 03, 2017, 12:07:36 am
Always loved "American Girl" 

RIP
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: cybercoma on October 03, 2017, 08:06:04 am
Death back on now.   :(

My god, this was by far the worst passing announcement I ever saw with all the back and forth.
He was brain dead and taken off life support. There was never any question that he was going to die. People announced his death prematurely, but once he was taken off life support it was only a matter of time.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on November 08, 2017, 05:56:11 am
Roy Halliday - celebrity sporting figure of note - died in a plane crash.  Toronto people are broken up on this one.  He was said to be a 'nice guy'.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on November 08, 2017, 09:17:10 am
Gord Downie... we all knew it was coming.

John Dunsworth ... I never watched the Trailer Park Boys.

Roy Halladay... I didn't watch baseball either.  But listening to the news report this morning, they talked a lot about his charitable work in Toronto, his enthusiasm for trying to boost the spirits of sick kids... he bought a private suite in the Skydome and every game sick kids got to watch from the private suite.  He contributed to fundraising for medical research.  Our sports "heroes" often let us down when they're off the field of play, but it sounds like Halladay was indeed one of "the good guys".

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on November 23, 2017, 06:38:12 am
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David Cassidy, RIP, dead at 67.

Are heartthrobs still a thing ?  Kimmy ?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: cybercoma on November 23, 2017, 08:20:23 am
"Are heartthrobs still a thing, kimmy?"

Haha. Is kimmy the heartthrob expert or something? This is hilarious to me.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: JMT on November 23, 2017, 08:39:27 am
That's definitely profiling of some kind.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on November 23, 2017, 09:24:59 am
"Are heartthrobs still a thing, kimmy?"

Haha. Is kimmy the heartthrob expert or something? This is hilarious to me.

 :D

I am speechless.  I simply have no idea how to respond to that.


Malcolm Young from AC/DC died earlier this week as well. I gather he's been suffering from dementia for years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihu9UtNjmXM

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on November 23, 2017, 05:18:30 pm
Ok.  I should have asked Rue ??
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on January 16, 2018, 09:19:16 am
Delores O'Riordan, the singer from The Cranberries, has died.  She was just 46.  Not much has been released yet.  She struggled with bipolar disorder, and when someone so young dies on tends to suspect things like drugs or self-harm.

Delores O'Riordan is known as the distinctive voice behind 1990s hits like "Dreams", "Linger", and of course "Zombie".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 16, 2018, 09:38:28 am
This one made me sad.  That song Linger... All of this seems so pervasively Irish.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: cybercoma on January 16, 2018, 11:06:23 am
I believe she had health issues recently (2014 maybe?) and possibly underwent surgery. If I'm throwing a guess out there, I'm thinking she got hooked on painkillers (opiods most likely)--especially with bipolar disorder. She probably ended up dying with some cocktail of prescription narcotics in her system. It's sad if true. Hell at 46 it's sad if not true too.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: SirJohn on January 20, 2018, 10:22:55 am
So Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose. One of that legion of middle aged folks with painful ailments for which medicine apparently has little resolution other than more and more powerful drugs.

http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/celebrity/family-tom-petty-died-of-accidental-drug-overdose/wcm/934bab7f-96f8-4a80-8f44-613281c5753a
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Rue on January 20, 2018, 03:56:08 pm
I don't  believe in celebrities.I find people get caught up in hero worshipping idiots for the wrong reasons.

That said I did note Red Fisher the Montreal Canadiens reporter from the Montreal Star then Gazette died yesterday. He wrote over 70 years. He was the sports writer if you werea Habs fan like I was growing up in Montreal. Him I take note of. They don't make them like that anymore. Growing up in Quebec we had to play by play announcers Rene Lecavaliers (French) and Danny Gallivan (English) and no one can touch them. Then we had as writers Jacques Beauchamps (French) and Red Fisher, English. No one could touch them.

I met Red Fisher. Polite. Serious. There was nothing he did not know about the Habs and hockey. Don Cherry is the final one from that generation.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 20, 2018, 03:59:58 pm
I don't  believe in celebrities.I find people get caught up in hero worshipping idiots for the wrong reasons.

That said I did note Red Fisher the Montreal Canadiens reporter from the Montreal Star then Gazette died yesterday. He wrote over 70 years. He was the sports writer if you werea Habs fan like I was growing up in Montreal. Him I take note of. They don't make them like that anymore. Growing up in Quebec we had to play by play announcers Rene Lecavaliers (French) and Danny Gallivan (English) and no one can touch them. Then we had as writers Jacques Beauchamps (French) and Red Fisher, English. No one could touch them.

I met Red Fisher. Polite. Serious. There was nothing he did not know about the Habs and hockey. Don Cherry is the final one from that generation.

So you'd prefer to listen to a play by play of a hockey game than some good music. Fine. To each their own.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Rue on January 20, 2018, 04:11:28 pm
No I did not say that. I like all kinds of music. I just don't call the musicians celebrities. I myself call them artists.  I don't hero worship them like adoring fans do. You again missed the point.

I did grew up at a stage of development 9-14 idolizing sports athletes but that passed. Did I find people cool? Sure I liked MLK, RFK, certain bands, but not to hero worship.  The fact I don't idolize people as celebrities does not mean I do not appreciate gifted artists or doctors, etc. I just don't turn them into Gods on a higher platform.
I personally think we do to much of that shit in society and its not healthy. Like  Meaghan Markle. Why the hell should I consider her a celebrity? Or Harry for that matter? If someone else wants to, its their business. I find idols to worship a waste of energy.  I believe there are a lot of plain boring non celebrity people out there I know who to me are just as important in their own way.

I do appreciate the point of the thread. Some famous people bring back amazing memories. I like that people have been able to leave good memories for others and read about that. Its just for me, I don't call them celebrities.
 
I actually am good friends with some actors who are as humble as it gets and detest and shun celebrity crap. I respect them for that down to earth stuff. I just wish we remembered people not as celebrities but as good people. Its just a discussion point. When a guy like BB King died, I was like too bad man, I really liked his music but I would not put him on a fawning pedestal. How do I explain it-you really think all this fawning over the kardashians or kanye west or Bruce Jenner is well placed? I am not trying to be a snot, I just think its b.s.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 20, 2018, 04:33:30 pm
No I did not say that. I like all kinds of music. I just don't call the musicians celebrities. I myself call them artists.  I don't hero worship them like adoring fans do. You again missed the point.

I did grew up at a stage of development 9-14 idolizing sports athletes but that passed. Did I find people cool? Sure I liked MLK, RFK, certain bands, but not to hero worship.  The fact I don't idolize people as celebrities does not mean I do not appreciate gifted artists or doctors, etc. I just don't turn them into Gods on a higher platform.
I personally think we do to much of that shit in society and its not healthy. Like  Meaghan Markle. Why the hell should I consider her a celebrity? Or Harry for that matter? If someone else wants to, its their business. I find idols to worship a waste of energy.  I believe there are a lot of plain boring non celebrity people out there I know who to me are just as important in their own way.

I do appreciate the point of the thread. Some famous people bring back amazing memories. I like that people have been able to leave good memories for others and read about that. Its just for me, I don't call them celebrities.
 
I actually am good friends with some actors who are as humble as it gets and detest and shun celebrity crap. I respect them for that down to earth stuff. I just wish we remembered people not as celebrities but as good people. Its just a discussion point. When a guy like BB King died, I was like too bad man, I really liked his music but I would not put him on a fawning pedestal. How do I explain it-you really think all this fawning over the kardashians or kanye west or Bruce Jenner is well placed? I am not trying to be a snot, I just think its b.s.

Yep we all know that "celebrity" is a social construct. I wouldn't waste a lot of time navel gazing over it.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 20, 2018, 07:18:49 pm
Dan Gurney also died this week. One of the great all rounders who also built and raced his own cars. Survived auto racing's deadliest era to die of old age.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Gurney
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on January 28, 2018, 09:00:41 am
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91.

They are still assembling his casket.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: msj on January 28, 2018, 09:05:42 am
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91.

They are still assembling his casket.

In heaven* there is a lady running and screaming “start the car! start the car,” to whisk him away....



*In my preferred version they would be in hell which is a fun place, and, according to Gaiman/Pratchet’s “Good Omens” has the fun people, but lets give a nod to standard X-ian doctrine.

Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on January 28, 2018, 11:33:58 am
In heaven* there is a lady running and screaming “start the car! start the car,” to whisk him away....

 :D That commercial was an instant classic, IMO.


About 46% of the stuff in my apartment is Ikea... another 22% is Jysk (which is basically Finnish off-brand Ikea.)  I will spend some time later sitting in my armchair Poang ensemble and hoist an akvavit to Ingvar.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: bcsapper on January 28, 2018, 11:57:44 am
They are still assembling his casket.

I wonder what they'll call it.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: BC_cheque on April 17, 2018, 12:59:47 am
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Actor Harry Anderson, known for playing Judge Harry Stone on the NBC sitcom "Night Court," was found dead in his home in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, police say. He was 65 years old, according to IMDB.

I used to watch Night Court.   :'(
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on April 17, 2018, 01:22:08 am
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91.

They are still assembling his casket.

I have a bag full of leftover nuts, bolts, washers, etc., from a few Ikea pieces if they would be of help. I think there is one of those little wrenches in there as well.
He did well. May he RIP.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on April 21, 2018, 08:08:46 pm
Verne Troyer died today.  He was just 49 years old.  He was best known as "Mini-Me" from the Austin Powers movies. He was also immensely popular on social media, where his self-deprecating humor used his tiny stature to great comic effect.  One post featured him showing of his "new Tesla" (a toddler-sized go-cart model), terrorized by dogs taller than he is, hanging out with NBA players... a picture of Troyer measured against a stack of donuts found him to be 27 donuts tall. He seemed to take his tiny stature in stride.

But that wasn't the case. He struggled with depression. A year ago he was hospitalized with alcohol poisoning. He almost drank himself to death.  No cause of death has been released yet, but the statement from his family makes one suspect that his death was self-inflicted. Even though he made people laugh throughout his career, he was ultimately very isolated.

This one feels worse than most, because this is a person who was struggling and who never truly got to live a full life in spite of the laughter he brought to others.


 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: ?Impact on April 22, 2018, 09:43:34 am
Verne Troyer died today.  ... He struggled with depression.

That seems common with comedians, I wonder if anyone ever did a study to see if there is a correlation. Does the struggle to find comedic content cause depression, or is comedy a coping strategy?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 24, 2018, 09:15:43 pm
That seems common with comedians, I wonder if anyone ever did a study to see if there is a correlation. Does the struggle to find comedic content cause depression, or is comedy a coping strategy?

I would think the 2nd.  They often hide insecurities me thinks.  Does he really qualify as a comedian though?  Or a midget in a couple of movies?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on April 25, 2018, 04:41:34 am
That seems common with comedians, I wonder if anyone ever did a study to see if there is a correlation. 

David Letterman said every comic he knew was loved too much or not enough as a kid.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 15, 2018, 12:01:11 pm
Tom Wolfe.

A celebrity, yes, but an artist and cultural critic foremost.  He was one of my heroes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wolfe
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on May 15, 2018, 10:26:13 pm
Margot Kidder, also.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 16, 2018, 05:54:35 am
She was the best thing in Superman, and ahead of her time for a strong female lead.  Her bipolar disorder hurt her career, I think, and she didn't do much else after.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Goddess on May 16, 2018, 09:36:19 am
Margot Kidder, also.

 -k

It's funny, because I had just given an old Playboy magazine to a friend for his birthday - the March 1975 issue (which is his birth month and year) - and Margot Kidder was the featured bunny.

She was a troubled soul.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Goddess on May 16, 2018, 09:37:26 am
Also those old Playboys are kind of hilarious. 
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on June 07, 2018, 04:04:27 am
Fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself Tuesday.

From the outside she seems like somebody who had everything in the world. But her suicide was apparently not a big shock to people who knew her, as she has struggled with anxiety and depression.

Getting your first Kate Spade handbag was, I gather, a rite of passage for some women. Not me or anybody I know personally... but people like Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump and many others have been sharing stories about their first Kate Spade handbag or to urge people to get medical help if they are feeling suicidal.  TV star David Spade-- her brother-in-law-- also posted some touching comments about her.

These handbags were symbols that you've arrived-- Chelsea Clinton's was a gift from her grandma when she went to college. For others it was their first luxury purchase after landing their first "real" job. Or a graduation present, or a 20th birthday present, that sort of thing. More women talking about how much their first Kate Spade handbag meant to them:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/women-kate-spade-bag-stories-trnd/index.html

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/06/kate-spade-tributes-on-twitter-remember-her-designer-bags.html

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on June 07, 2018, 06:21:48 am
Yes, working in retail now gave me a different perspective on this.  Many women had an appreciation for the [popular] art of this handbag design.

Very sad to lose someone so young.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on June 07, 2018, 08:56:09 am
Yes, working in retail now gave me a different perspective on this.  Many women had an appreciation for the [popular] art of this handbag design.

Very sad to lose someone so young.

I read Ms. Spade was 55 years old... that ain't so young, you geezer you!
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on June 07, 2018, 09:29:02 am
I read Ms. Spade was 55 years old... that ain't so young, you geezer you!

Too young to die my friend.  She seems like an American success story from a bygone era.  Sad.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: cybercoma on June 07, 2018, 09:37:19 am
Fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself Tuesday.

From the outside she seems like somebody who had everything in the world. But her suicide was apparently not a big shock to people who knew her, as she has struggled with anxiety and depression.

Getting your first Kate Spade handbag was, I gather, a rite of passage for some women. Not me or anybody I know personally... but people like Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump and many others have been sharing stories about their first Kate Spade handbag or to urge people to get medical help if they are feeling suicidal.  TV star David Spade-- her brother-in-law-- also posted some touching comments about her.

These handbags were symbols that you've arrived-- Chelsea Clinton's was a gift from her grandma when she went to college. For others it was their first luxury purchase after landing their first "real" job. Or a graduation present, or a 20th birthday present, that sort of thing. More women talking about how much their first Kate Spade handbag meant to them:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/women-kate-spade-bag-stories-trnd/index.html

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/06/kate-spade-tributes-on-twitter-remember-her-designer-bags.html

 -k
Ivanka Trump urging people to get help as her father cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in support is disgusting as fuck.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on June 07, 2018, 09:48:02 am
Ivanka Trump urging people to get help as her father cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in support is disgusting as fuck.

Yes... she's an Instagram activist at best. Like her step-mom's alleged stance against cyber-bullying, the concern is just for show.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on June 27, 2018, 12:42:25 am
David Ogden Stiers passed away a few months ago. He was of course best known as Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H.  I was not old enough to remember M*A*S*H during its original run, but when I was young our local TV station used to play an episode of M*A*S*H every night after the evening news.    Winchester was brought in to replace Frank Burns. Burns had no redeeming qualities at all.  Winchester, on the other hand, while being a pompous snob and frequent foil to Hawkeye and Honeycutt, was a more rounded character who had many admirable qualities.  While his love of classical music was at first glance part of his snob persona, I thought his determination to cling to high culture in spite of the circumstances was quite noble-- he refused to let the war take away the things that separate humans from animals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGPoXyEEtEU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtaKMHZGv1U

Aside from M*A*S*H,  Stiers also did a ton of voice acting work. This video shows some of the many characters he voiced in animation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qECasv5uLCM

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on June 27, 2018, 03:22:29 pm
David Ogden Stiers passed away a few months ago. He was of course best known as Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H.  I was not old enough to remember M*A*S*H during its original run, but when I was young our local TV station used to play an episode of M*A*S*H every night after the evening news.    Winchester was brought in to replace Frank Burns. Burns had no redeeming qualities at all.  Winchester, on the other hand, while being a pompous snob and frequent foil to Hawkeye and Honeycutt, was a more rounded character who had many admirable qualities.  While his love of classical music was at first glance part of his snob persona, I thought his determination to cling to high culture in spite of the circumstances was quite noble-- he refused to let the war take away the things that separate humans from animals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGPoXyEEtEU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtaKMHZGv1U

Aside from M*A*S*H,  Stiers also did a ton of voice acting work. This video shows some of the many characters he voiced in animation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qECasv5uLCM

 -k

He was a more interesting character than Burns. You must be way too young to remember the movie with Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye, Elliot Gould as Trapper, Robert Duval as Burns and Sally Kellerman as Hot Lips.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on August 20, 2018, 06:23:39 am
http://www.openculture.com/2018/08/aretha-franklin-turned-otis-reddings-respect-civil-rights-feminist-anthem.html

A little bit about 'Respect'.  Aretha's impact seems to me to be misunderstood and I am too young to have been there when she was really blazing the trail.  Certainly the handful of songs she has put into our conscious are amazingly performed, and her persona is iconoclastic but I don't feel I know her.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on August 20, 2018, 09:16:58 am
He was a more interesting character than Burns. You must be way too young to remember the movie with Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye, Elliot Gould as Trapper, Robert Duval as Burns and Sally Kellerman as Hot Lips.
The thing about movies is you can watch them years later. So even if you were born in the 1990s, you wouldn't necessarily be too young to remember a film from the 1970s.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on August 25, 2018, 10:03:57 pm
https://twitter.com/Beschizza/status/1033519881268940806

John McCain.  Click on the tweet and watch the embarrassing video.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on August 25, 2018, 10:47:58 pm
I wonder if Trump's "bone spurs" are bothering him today.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on November 12, 2018, 02:18:39 pm
Stan Lee passed away today, age 95.  Excelsior, old friend.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on December 01, 2018, 09:58:56 am
George Bush, pere, dead

(https://coverjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/1298467953.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on December 01, 2018, 03:09:05 pm
I'm not sure that "celebrity" is exactly the right word...

I am too young to remember much about the G.H.W. Bush presidency... most of what I know about him is shaped by the lens of history. I think history remembers him pretty well, especially with his son lowering the bar and Dolt 45 setting the bar so low that they'll need a backhoe excavator to find it.  I think Bush the former's handling of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait set an example for countries to follow.   He said that he did not go to Baghdad or remove Saddam from power because if you went to Baghdad there was no way out. Bush the latter proved Bush the former was correct about that.

I also remember reading the theory that people remember G.H.W being more likeable than he actually was because of Dana Carvey. Dana Carvey's SNL impression of Bush was a kindly old grandfatherly type who people somehow just liked, while the real GHWB wasn't nearly so affable.

I also recall George HW Bush's guest appearance on The Simpsons, and his backing vocals on this song by Ministry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqvLToWH7k

"What we are looking at is Good and Evil, Right and Wrong."

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on December 01, 2018, 03:57:52 pm
I'm not sure that "celebrity" is exactly the right word...

I am too young to remember much about the G.H.W. Bush presidency... most of what I know about him is shaped by the lens of history. I think history remembers him pretty well, especially with his son lowering the bar and Dolt 45 setting the bar so low that they'll need a backhoe excavator to find it.  I think Bush the former's handling of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait set an example for countries to follow.   He said that he did not go to Baghdad or remove Saddam from power because if you went to Baghdad there was no way out. Bush the latter proved Bush the former was correct about that.

I also remember reading the theory that people remember G.H.W being more likeable than he actually was because of Dana Carvey. Dana Carvey's SNL impression of Bush was a kindly old grandfatherly type who people somehow just liked, while the real GHWB wasn't nearly so affable.

I also recall George HW Bush's guest appearance on The Simpsons, and his backing vocals on this song by Ministry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqvLToWH7k

"What we are looking at is Good and Evil, Right and Wrong."

 -k

I actually think Bush senior should have chased Saddam all the way to Baghdad when he had him on the run. Probably would have saved a lot of Iraqi citizens lives who did die at the hands of the dictator. When Bush junior tried, he had the likes of Rumsfeld and Cheney advising him, and we saw what a disaster that became. Trying to justify it by blaming Iraq for 9-11 when the terrorists were largely Saudis caused a lot of head scratching. It's a tricky environment and just racing up the highway to the Capital wasn't the best strategy.Some of us got to see it up close and personal. In any case, I guess he can skydive all he wants from now on.     
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 01, 2018, 05:10:28 pm
I actually think Bush senior should have chased Saddam all the way to Baghdad when he had him on the run. Probably would have saved a lot of Iraqi citizens lives who did die at the hands of the dictator. When Bush junior tried, he had the likes of Rumsfeld and Cheney advising him, and we saw what a disaster that became.

Cheney was Bush Sr.'s Secretary of Defense.  Paul Wolfowitz was Undersecretary of Defense under Cheney for Bush Sr.  Rumsfeld, Cheney, & Bush Sr. were old buddies who served together under Ford & Nixon.

Bush Sr was a holdover from the Reagan years, as his VP.  But everything changed with the end of the Cold War in the early 90's, a "new world order" as Bush Sr. famously called it. Then you had those mentioned above who served under Bush Sr. formulating a brand new kind of (neo) conservative foreign policy behind the scenes during the 90's Clinton years.  A new more aggressive US foreign policy, spreading liberalism through regime change & nation-building, with a now-unmatched global military empire free from Soviet interference.  During the Gulf War, US conservatives weren't as keen on nation-building, & had a bad experience with insurgents in Afghanistan.

Bush Sr. seemed like a bit of a limp noodle, a bit like his son Jeb.  Barbara wore the pants in that family.  He was more of a placeholder between Reagan & his son, who both had much more impact.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on December 02, 2018, 08:21:00 am
Bush was the last of the WW2 era presidents.  All of them dealt with WW2 and the new world order of the US.  Then we had a couple of Vietnam Era guys.  And Obama - just a postcard from the past - and now 45 tearing down and rebuilding... something.

http://www.openculture.com/2018/12/thoughtful-note-george-h-w-bush-left-bill-clintons-desk-leaving-white-house-1993.html

George HW Bush's note to Bill Clinton.  Whether or not you agree with these people (as they are monsters in some aspect of their existence, in their control over the lives and deaths of people by the millions) this note explains the basis for the system.

http://www.openculture.com/2018/12/thoughtful-note-george-h-w-bush-left-bill-clintons-desk-leaving-white-house-1993.html
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 01, 2019, 07:21:17 pm
Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook gone  at 81

They had quite few hits and Sawyer was one of the better lead singers in his day. Not one of their main stream hits but one of their quirkier tunes and one of my favourites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dn2MrEACLU
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on January 01, 2019, 07:33:27 pm
Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook gone  at 81

They had quite few hits and Sawyer was one of the better lead singers in his day. Not one of their main stream hits but one of their quirkier tunes and one of my favourites.


For some reason I thought Dr Hook was the house band from the Muppets Show.  I always pictured "On the cover Of the Rolling Stone" being sung by the green guy with the gold tooth.

(https://i.imgur.com/HRefYpw.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjcjUF-urU

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 01, 2019, 07:42:38 pm
For some reason I thought Dr Hook was the house band from the Muppets Show.  I always pictured "On the cover Of the Rolling Stone" being sung by the green guy with the gold tooth.

(https://i.imgur.com/HRefYpw.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjcjUF-urU

 -k

There is a definite similarity.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 01, 2019, 07:44:11 pm
For some reason I thought Dr Hook was the house band from the Muppets Show.  I always pictured "On the cover Of the Rolling Stone" being sung by the green guy with the gold tooth.

(https://i.imgur.com/HRefYpw.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjcjUF-urU

 -k

There is a certain similarity.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on January 01, 2019, 08:01:39 pm
Were they seen as a "novelty act"?  The songs I've heard seem to be not-very-serious.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 01, 2019, 08:10:49 pm
Were they seen as a "novelty act"?  The songs I've heard seem to be not-very-serious.

 -k
In a way I guess. I don't think they were trying to make a statement, just have fun and entertain people. In that respect they were a success.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 02, 2019, 06:23:01 am
Is it me or did we not lose too many celebs in 2018 ?  I can only think of one right now, Bourdain.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on January 02, 2019, 12:32:21 pm
I was sad to hear Bob Dorough died. He helped me understand conjunctions.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on January 02, 2019, 04:12:18 pm
Is it me or did we not lose too many celebs in 2018 ?  I can only think of one right now, Bourdain.

Yeah, there was just the one...    ::)
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on January 02, 2019, 09:09:15 pm
Is it me or did we not lose too many celebs in 2018 ?  I can only think of one right now, Bourdain.

Aretha Franklin? Stephen Hawking?   Burt Reynolds?  Dolores O'Riordan?  Stan Lee?  David Ogden Stiers? Margot Kidder?


Looking over the list I saw some other names I didn't know had passed away this year. Kofi Annan, Bible-thumper Billy Graham, writer Tom Wolfe, writer Ursula K LeGuin, tv producer Stephen Bochco, director Milos Forman, Winnie Mandela, Ingmar from Ikea, Harry Anderson from "Night Court",  pro wrestlers Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and "The Dynamite Kid", Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Penny Marshall (director, and "Laverne" from "Laverne and Shirley".)

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 03, 2019, 04:55:17 am
Yeah, there was just the one...    ::)

I said I could only THINK of one.  What's your problem dough-head ?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 03, 2019, 04:56:41 am
Aretha Franklin? Stephen Hawking?   Burt Reynolds?  Dolores O'Riordan?  Stan Lee?  David Ogden Stiers? Margot Kidder?


Looking over the list I saw some other names I didn't know had passed away this year. Kofi Annan, Bible-thumper Billy Graham, writer Tom Wolfe, writer Ursula K LeGuin, tv producer Stephen Bochco, director Milos Forman, Winnie Mandela, Ingmar from Ikea, Harry Anderson from "Night Court",  pro wrestlers Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and "The Dynamite Kid", Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Penny Marshall (director, and "Laverne" from "Laverne and Shirley".)

 -k

Ok - I missed the first two, who were giants.  The next 5 were from almost-legendary status to well-almost-maybe.

From the long list Milos Forman was a big one, and Paul Allen, Penny Marshall, Billy Graham.

Still, not like the year of Bowie.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on January 28, 2019, 01:02:09 pm
How is Keith Richards still alive?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 28, 2019, 04:48:58 pm
How is Keith Richards still alive?

He has daily transfusions an undocumented pacemaker and daily CT scans also.  Spends 30 minutes a day outside his pherma-bubble.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 28, 2019, 04:59:35 pm
How is Keith Richards still alive?

Churchill syndrome. A dozen cigars, a few whiskies, a bottle and a half of champagne and a couple of brandies a day for a good life.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on February 21, 2019, 11:10:26 am
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/peter-tork-the-monkees-dies-dead-1203144914/

Peter Tork.  77.  Weird legacy but godspeed.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on February 22, 2019, 09:45:36 am
Karl Lagerfeld, fashion icon, also passed away this week.  He was hilariously recognizable, and was a key figure at Chanel for decades. He also had his own label. I was never interested in high fashion, but I do like the Lagerfeld cologne.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on March 12, 2019, 11:51:49 pm
Luke Perry, actor known as a teen idol on Beverly Hills 90210, and more recently parent of teen idol on Riverdale, died from a stroke last week, just 52 years old.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on May 04, 2019, 10:52:43 pm
I'm not sure that Rachel Held Evans is exactly a "celebrity", but she was a popular Christian author.    She died today, just 37 years old, after a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

I don't spend much time reading religious writers and thinkers, but Evans was one that I did read once in a while. She was an evangelical, but also a progressive, which makes her a pretty rare blend, and an interesting read in a landscape where Christianity (especially evangelical Christianity) is mostly represented by conservative and male voices.

This blog post is typical of how she framed progressive ideas in a Christian context:
https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/me-too-john-piper

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on May 04, 2019, 11:13:05 pm
I'm not sure that Rachel Held Evans is exactly a "celebrity", but she was a popular Christian author.    She died today, just 37 years old, after a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

I don't spend much time reading religious writers and thinkers, but Evans was one that I did read once in a while. She was an evangelical, but also a progressive, which makes her a pretty rare blend, and an interesting read in a landscape where Christianity (especially evangelical Christianity) is mostly represented by conservative and male voices.

This blog post is typical of how she framed progressive ideas in a Christian context:
https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/me-too-john-piper

 -k

Sad when anyone dies at 37.  However, calling her a celebrity is a bit of a stretch.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on May 14, 2019, 07:25:04 pm
Tim Conway gone today. His Carol Burnett Show skits were the funniest things I have seen on TV.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 14, 2019, 07:56:33 pm
Tim Conway gone today. His Carol Burnett Show skits were the funniest things I have seen on TV.

 ???  Well.  It's sad he's gone but... really ?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on May 14, 2019, 08:08:59 pm
Pinus:
How is Keith Richards still alive?
Churchill syndrome. A dozen cigars, a few whiskies, a bottle and a half of champagne and a couple of brandies a day for a good life.
I heard it was blood transfusions.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on May 14, 2019, 08:49:43 pm
???  Well.  It's sad he's gone but... really ?

He was definitely up there with the funniest. Much of it was ad lib. He would stick to the script during rehearsals then go rogue during the shooting. Just waiting for him to make Harvey Korman lose it was worth watching on its own.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on May 14, 2019, 09:06:45 pm
Goodbye Doris Day

https://youtu.be/Im4-3GLP-Xw
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 15, 2019, 06:01:07 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIvXHYt5rtc&t=43s

And Peggy Lipton our fave hippy cop.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: queenmandy85 on May 15, 2019, 09:23:03 am
He was definitely up there with the funniest. Much of it was ad lib. He would stick to the script during rehearsals then go rogue during the shooting. Just waiting for him to make Harvey Korman lose it was worth watching on its own.
Tim Conway was (IMHO) the greatest comedian ever.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 17, 2019, 05:43:59 am
Internet Cat Dead

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/51F3/production/_106997902_gettyimages-611696954.jpg)


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48308638?ns_source=facebook&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_mchannel=social&fbclid=IwAR2bJJFVy1Jk5FI-yL1AMCyD2TiDsSMMK_Xb0zkhkOnc9neNo9j9teFm85g&fbclid=IwAR37j78pm6fw9GWAN4zITxN_Qpd47CwBr-v6-1aaX2PXWvVWNXNAl2FSlX8&fbclid=IwAR2swyzA4L2TqU9JIWjhFaW13GtAFV1JWHmc8Pfntk7m5dRK0GRTjiDnpoU&fbclid=IwAR1njKGGvvj6eb_3I5hy_XqpETMW5TV49b0E4Urg0XYkZAZYaDANvI9viLU&fbclid=IwAR2fgmOS2ge9ptTIKWwkwJivUlBUapUsj7SFbE04CpKUnyj9ksbETcA1KX0&fbclid=IwAR269pQBjBPAErAeVdwkwxmaPERivYAd_h-DAAGZznrWJolbUxm5pkIq5ic&fbclid=IwAR3KNtCKObAQfeh80PVb53N9R4EgAJIFFGI6j8ZxXasLocr8uDoeRsMikiA&fbclid=IwAR2afCltXuK3VnM_59ZRj2sLLY4uQWakAFnOUldpX-9iX78Lgb_PjyfroHY

Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on May 18, 2019, 12:51:06 pm
Is it wrong that the death of Grumpy touches me more than the death of Tim Conway or Doris Day?   I feel badly about this.

I think "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever", featuring Aubrey Plaza as the voice of Grumpy, is an underappreciated classic in the Internet Meme Christmas Movie genre. And I think Ms Plaza is obviously the perfect choice to voice Grumpy; she's practically Grumpy Cat in human form. Such a good movie. I almost cried.


 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on May 18, 2019, 02:09:36 pm
Is it wrong that the death of Grumpy touches me more than the death of Tim Conway or Doris Day?   I feel badly about this.

I think "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever", featuring Aubrey Plaza as the voice of Grumpy, is an underappreciated classic in the Internet Meme Christmas Movie genre. And I think Ms Plaza is obviously the perfect choice to voice Grumpy; she's practically Grumpy Cat in human form. Such a good movie. I almost cried.


 -k

Sometimes people take deaths of their respective family pet harder than an actual family member. Pets are very therapeutic to humans.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 18, 2019, 02:20:45 pm
That cat had something .... will be missed.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on May 21, 2019, 08:57:10 pm
Maybe not a celebrity for many but a childhood hero of mine died yesterday. Niki Lauda had been sick for some time.
One of the greatest drivers ever, Lauda and his 1976 championship dual with James Hunt was the subject of Ron Howard's movie Rush, one of the best racing films ever. After being severely burned in a crash in the 1976 German GP, he went from being given the last rights to back in a race car in six weeks. Up until his latest illness, Lauda served as a team mentor for the Mercedes team, chiefly, Lewis Hamilton. He also got around to starting three airlines. A legend of the sport and one of a kind.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on May 25, 2019, 12:08:36 pm
Thinking about it, not a childhood hero, I was in my late twenties when and early thirties. Anyway, Lauda was a guiding light of the sport and made the greatest sporting comeback of all time.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/48348202
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Goddess on June 27, 2019, 05:53:39 pm
Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife passed yesterday.  Beth Chapman. 

I liked her.  :(
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on July 03, 2019, 04:04:47 pm
Lee Iacocca, American automobile executive, died today at age 94.

Interesting dude, father of the Mustang and saviour of Chrysler.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on July 03, 2019, 04:16:54 pm
Interesting dude, father of the Mustang and saviour of Chrysler.

Over the years I have had both a Chrysler and, earlier on, a Mustang. Oh what fun it was as a young fella in the summer time to put the top down and the music up and then stomp on it heading for the beach.
 He got to a ripe old age and may he RIP.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 04, 2019, 08:00:48 pm
Arte Johnson.

Fuck.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: guest67 on July 04, 2019, 08:53:39 pm
Arte Johnson.

Fuck.

I’m sorry blubber for the comments on your wife. I found out your wife left long ago
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 04, 2019, 08:57:47 pm
No need to apologize.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on July 09, 2019, 02:25:08 am
Arte Johnson.

Fuck.

He was 90!
Laugh in was great.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/03/entertainment/arte-johnson-obit/index.html
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on July 09, 2019, 10:56:25 am
H Ross Perot

The original wacky billionaire president wannabe.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on August 31, 2019, 08:19:16 am
Rhoda!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/valerie-harper-dead-1.5266638
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on August 31, 2019, 08:26:18 am
I liked her more than Mary.  I think she may have been the beginning of me liking admiring Jews - although Rhoda as an open Jew on TV was played by a gentile, Valerie Harper.   :o
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on August 31, 2019, 08:42:46 am
I liked her more than Mary.  I think she may have been the beginning of me liking admiring Jews - although Rhoda as an open Jew on TV was played by a gentile, Valerie Harper.   :o

'Rhoda' had a lot of character, the first non-bland woman I remember watching, and thinking, 'Ya, she's like me!' 
And the rest is herstory! Lol
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on August 31, 2019, 10:54:26 am
MTM enterprises, which pioneered such shows were about the rebirth of quality writing and TV
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 06, 2019, 04:28:43 am
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49604152

Mugabe dead - and we don't have a "an African Dictator has died" thread durn it.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on September 08, 2019, 10:52:47 am
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49604152

Mugabe dead - and we don't have a "an African Dictator has died" thread durn it.

No loss there. He managed to turn one of the most prosperous country in Africa into a basket case.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on September 08, 2019, 01:46:11 pm
No loss there. He managed to turn one of the most prosperous country in Africa into a basket case.
You mean "prosperous" for the white minority then in power ...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on September 08, 2019, 02:15:13 pm
You mean "prosperous" for the white minority then in power ...

You think Mugabe helped out black people in Zimbabwe?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on September 08, 2019, 02:42:47 pm
You think Mugabe helped out black people in Zimbabwe?

Mugabe helped out himself and his friends, who happened to be black.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on September 17, 2019, 09:44:43 am
Ric Ocasek of The Cars, age 75.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: ?Impact on September 25, 2019, 06:35:54 pm
Aron Eisenberg, who played the Ferengi Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space 9, died this past weekend at age 50. His short stature was a result of being born with a single kidney, and he received two kidney transplants. The first was at age 17, and the second was a few years ago. No cause of death has been announced.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on January 12, 2020, 12:49:54 am
Legendary drummer, Neil Peart, has died of brain cancer.

I admit...   this is a “celebrity death” that has affected me.  I played percussion in my younger years, and he was a drum god.  Was lucky enough to see Rush in concert 3 times. 


When I heard that he was gone,
I felt a shadow cross my heart.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on January 12, 2020, 01:35:44 am
Peart was indeed a drum god.  The best rock musician in Canadian history.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 12, 2020, 01:24:16 pm
Peart was indeed a drum god.  The best rock musician in Canadian history.

Geddy Lee also regarded as one of the best rock bass players an vocalists ever.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 12, 2020, 02:28:33 pm
I cannot get anything bigger than rock bass when I fish.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on January 12, 2020, 02:31:31 pm
Geddy Lee also regarded as one of the best rock bass players an vocalists ever.

Great bassist, horrendous vocalist (IMO).
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: SuperColinBlow on January 22, 2020, 05:31:34 pm
Derek Fowlds. A great actor and I loved him as Bernard Woolley on Yes [Prime] Minister.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 22, 2020, 07:21:31 pm
Derek Fowlds. A great actor and I loved him as Bernard Woolley on Yes [Prime] Minister.

Two great series. Bureaucracy at its finest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQlQlQ6_pk

Terry Jones today as well.

spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam spam.

A bad week for comedy.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on January 23, 2020, 01:30:26 am
Terry Jones today as well.

(https://i.imgur.com/aWCOJYe.png)
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 23, 2020, 12:18:53 pm
The Pythons are only a few years older than me so I grew up with them. They were revolutionary. The Holy Grail and The Life of Brian are two of my favourite movies. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2c-X8HiBng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSo0duY7-9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_kKAeh6qyc
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 24, 2020, 07:12:24 am
And the third...

Ravi Shankar 92

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-20690632?SThisFB
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 24, 2020, 09:34:33 am
And the third...

Ravi Shankar 92

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-20690632?SThisFB

He was quite a sensation in the sixties and seventies what with Monterey, Woodstock and the Beetles.

I really like Norah Jones music.

Seems like every week I am getting an email that someone I flew or worked with over the years is gone. Feel like my youth is going up in smoke. I remember my parents saying the same thing as they got older.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on January 24, 2020, 12:23:09 pm
He was quite a sensation in the sixties and seventies what with Monterey, Woodstock and the Beetles.

I really like Norah Jones music.

Seems like every week I am getting an email that someone I flew or worked with over the years is gone. Feel like my youth is going up in smoke. I remember my parents saying the same thing as they got older.
You're going to feel really old when you find out he died seven years ago.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 24, 2020, 12:43:49 pm
You're going to feel really old when you find out he died seven years ago.

Good catch, I never noticed. Was Micheal having us on?

But no, just the opposite. Turns out I'm seven years younger than I thought I was.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 24, 2020, 12:48:15 pm
Nope.  I got taken in  ;)
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 26, 2020, 01:51:28 pm
Rumour coming through... Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash  :o
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 26, 2020, 02:10:44 pm
Rumour coming through... Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash  :o

Now confirmed. He and 4 others.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 26, 2020, 08:40:22 pm
I was away from the TV for awhile and now I'm hearing there were 9 killed not 5. And it includes Kobe's 13 year old daughter. All very sad.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 26, 2020, 11:35:11 pm
It seems that this crash was simply pilot error. Was he/she pushed or just not willing to abort the flight before it became dangerous?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 27, 2020, 10:45:09 pm
It seems that this crash was simply pilot error. Was he/she pushed or just not willing to abort the flight before it became dangerous?

Special VFR is a mugs game. Did it once for a flight of a whole five or six miles and never wanted to do it again.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 27, 2020, 10:47:59 pm
Special VFR is a mugs game. Did it once for a flight of a whole five or six miles and never wanted to do it again.

It can work to get you going especially since they allowed VFR OTT, but I would never suggest anyone use it unless you are comfortable/qualified tocontinue flying "on the guages".
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 27, 2020, 11:06:39 pm
It can work to get you going especially since they allowed VFR OTT, but I would never suggest anyone use it unless you are comfortable/qualified tocontinue flying "on the guages".

The thing is, if you are going to fly on gauges you will probably have to climb into actual instrument conditions and use IFR procedures, particularly in BC where terrain doesn't give you much choice.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 27, 2020, 11:12:20 pm
The thing is, if you are going to fly on gauges you will probably have to climb into actual instrument conditions and use IFR procedures, particularly in BC where terrain doesn't give you much choice.

Yes I think this driver was in over his head so to speak and couldn't find a way out. one thing that told me a lot about what led to the crash was from a part of the video which showed quite clearly the tail section clearly identifiable and lying by itself away from the rest of the wreckage, very likely caused by an extreme last minute over control input in an attempt to avoid terrain collision.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 27, 2020, 11:29:02 pm
Yes I think this driver was in over his head so to speak and couldn't find a way out. one thing that told me a lot about what led to the crash was from a part of the video which showed quite clearly the tail section clearly identifiable and lying by itself away from the rest of the wreckage, very likely caused by an extreme last minute over control input in an attempt to avoid terrain collision.

I'm not a hoppycopter guy but I would have thought someone flying this type of machine would have been instrument rated. I can see him losing track of his position but a loss of control surprises me.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 01:12:32 am
I'm not a hoppycopter guy but I would have thought someone flying this type of machine would have been instrument rated. I can see him losing track of his position but a loss of control surprises me.

I think he lost control after he lost a significant part of the airframe.  As I say, the ass end of the tail boom is clearly visible a distance from the rest to the wreckage.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 28, 2020, 11:04:21 am
What kind of aerodynamic load would cause the tail to come off a helicopter? I see the S76 has some sort of stabilizer but it doesn't look big enough to apply that kind of load. Surely the rotor isn't capable of doing it. Do you think it hit something?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 12:42:40 pm
What kind of aerodynamic load would cause the tail to come off a helicopter? I see the S76 has some sort of stabilizer but it doesn't look big enough to apply that kind of load. Surely the rotor isn't capable of doing it. Do you think it hit something?

The main rotor actually is capable of doing it and from what I can see in the grainy video, the section of tail boom that is laying there separate from the rest of the debris is commensurate with a rotor strike. And again the video is grainy but if you look toward the opposite direction from where the tail is and where the smoke was wafting up, I believe what I saw there are (two) of the original (four) main rotor blades. Those items are laying more or less parallel (not of course normal since they are installed at 90 deg. to each other) and seem to be connected to a basically unidentifiable piece of (stuff) but which could well be the main transmission, which drives them. So my speculation would be that the main rotor hit and severed the tail section, either due to some sort of mechanical failure, or by a very violent series control inputs aimed at collision avoidance arising from the very poor visibility (fog) in the area and the rising slope of the surrounding terrain. They could also have actually got close enough to trees in the bad vis. to have had a main rotor strike, although that scenario doesn't quite fit the lay of the land vis a vis the direction of the debris field. It will take some time to pick up all those pieces and sort them but I would be looking right away for evidence of main rotor leading edge material on sections of that tail piece.       
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 28, 2020, 07:19:42 pm
Interesting, I didn't know there might be enough cyclical movement or flex for a main rotor to hit the tail
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 08:05:42 pm
Interesting, I didn't know there might be enough cyclical movement or flex for a main rotor to hit the tail

Extreme control inputs along with reduced RPM, possibly from an engine failure, could cause that impact. Unfortunately no "black boxes" on those aircraft to tell us what was happening prior to the event.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 08:41:03 pm
Looks now like he may have hit the hiil and then fell into the valley.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 28, 2020, 09:43:53 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenhawk_(book)

Helicopter people... I read this book... It's on topic...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 29, 2020, 12:53:25 pm
They are now saying  the aircraft was intact when it hit the ground, the wreckage was spread out do to the violence of the crash. Like there was a really high forward speed as well as a high rate of descent.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 29, 2020, 01:23:05 pm
They are now saying  the aircraft was intact when it hit the ground, the wreckage was spread out do to the violence of the crash. Like there was a really high forward speed as well as a high rate of descent.

The aerial video I have seen quite clearly shows the remains of the tailboom lying on one side of the crash site (where you can see the smoke rising) and the last few feet of the boom including the tail rotor/fin on the far side of the site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqAosIKkEY
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 29, 2020, 01:23:42 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenhawk_(book)

Helicopter people... I read this book... It's on topic...

Good read with a surprise ending.

At least it was a surprise ending if you read it before the internet.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 29, 2020, 01:27:49 pm
The aerial video I have seen quite clearly shows the remains of the tailboom lying on one side of the crash site (where you can see the smoke rising) and the last few feet of the boom including the tail rotor/fin on the far side of the site.


I just got that from what one of the inspectors said on TV. I listened to the ATC transcript and it sounds like he was just winging it hoping to transition to VFR at some point. At one point he reported being VFR at 1500 ft but when he asked for flight following, ATC told him he was too low. Too bad he just didn't climb when he knew where he was and ask for an IFR clearance.

I see what you are saying though.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 29, 2020, 01:36:34 pm
I'm just got that from what one of the inspectors said on TV. I listened to the ATC transcripts and it sounds like he was just winging it hoping to transition to VFR at some point. At one point he reported being VFR at 1500 ft but when he asked for flight following, ATC told him he was too low. Too bad he just didn't climb when he knew where he was and ask for an IFR clearance.

I heard he did have an instrument rating so yeah I wonder why, when he got into the shyte, he didn't just pull power, climb and call ATC. Surely he would have a GPS in there that could steer him away from higher terrain as he climbed. Perhaps he didn't have a lot of IMC experience and was therefore hesitant.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 29, 2020, 01:43:26 pm
I heard he did have an instrument rating so yeah I wonder why, when he got into the shyte, he didn't just pull power, climb and call ATC. Surely he would have a GPS in there that could steer him away from higher terrain as he climbed. Perhaps he didn't have a lot of IMC experience and was therefore hesitant.

That's my thought. If most of his flying was done in So Cal you have to wonder how often he has had to fly in actual IMC.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 29, 2020, 02:21:26 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenhawk_(book)

Helicopter people... I read this book... It's on topic...

Back in the day, I was taking a flight engineer course at American in Dallas. Our ground school instructor was a Texan with an accent so thick it took us a week before we didn't have to ask him to repeat everything. Interesting guy and a good instructor once we could understand him. During the Viet Nam war he had worked as an instructor for Bell, teaching Vietnamese kids to fly Hueys and such. Apparently they broke a lot of helicopters. I think it might have been him who put us on to reading Chickenhawk.

PS. Nope, couldn't have been him, the book was published a few years later. It was someone at work though.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on January 29, 2020, 02:26:09 pm
Pretty incredible book.  That, with the Ken Burns documentary, made me feel like I understand that war.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on January 29, 2020, 02:30:03 pm
Pretty incredible book.  That, with the Ken Burns documentary, made me feel like I understand that war.
Burns does some really interesting stuff.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on January 29, 2020, 02:46:36 pm
Pretty incredible book.  That, with the Ken Burns documentary, made me feel like I understand that war.

I did a little "flingwinging" in my day, the last go around of that was in Afghanistan hauling US troops around. During one of those trips over to Bagram airbase things got pretty noisy all of a sudden. I felt a jolt and then one of the troops tapped me on the shoulder and said I think we got hit. Scanning the panel everything looked normal except that the fuel gauge was reducing at an alarming rate. Luckily there was another base close so we diverted and landed inside the wire. That helped me understand that war.   
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on February 01, 2020, 01:05:46 pm
I noticed that a Washington Post writer got fired from her job and threatened with violence after pointing out that Kobe Bryant's rape case back in the day.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on February 01, 2020, 01:19:09 pm
What's **** ?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on February 01, 2020, 01:39:54 pm
Sorry, forgot about the auto-censor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant_sexual_assault_case

"It was consensual!"

The charges were dropped when the accuser wouldn't testify, and later on she ended up getting a big cheque from Kobe.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on February 01, 2020, 02:10:38 pm
Sorry, forgot about the auto-censor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant_sexual_assault_case

"It was consensual!"

The charges were dropped when the accuser wouldn't testify, and later on she ended up getting a big cheque from Kobe.

 -k

Not quite.
Her civil suit demanded an apology from Bryant, and she got it, sort of:

"I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives
of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has
agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil
case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was
consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this
incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery,
listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now
understand how she feels that she did not consent to this
encounter.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on February 01, 2020, 02:40:57 pm
Not quite.
Her civil suit demanded an apology from Bryant, and she got it, sort of:

"I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives
of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has
agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil
case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was
consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this
incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery,
listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now
understand how she feels that she did not consent to this
encounter.


Quote
Civil case

In August 2004, the accuser filed a civil lawsuit against Bryant over the incident.[22] In March 2005, the two parties settled that lawsuit. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed to the public.[23] The Los Angeles Times reported that legal experts estimated the settlement was more than $2.5 million.[24]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant_sexual_assault_case#Civil_case


 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on February 12, 2020, 09:19:51 am
Christy Blatchford.

Agree with her or not, that was a real journalist.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on February 12, 2020, 10:32:51 am
Weird - I thought I responded to this ?

I posted that I thought she was ok but that many posters here are as interesting to read.  I suspect that the era of the 'writer' is done...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on February 12, 2020, 10:33:09 am
Also she was an editorialist more than a journalist...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on February 12, 2020, 11:21:15 am
Also she was an editorialist more than a journalist...

Both, she did her research.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on February 12, 2020, 11:49:27 am
Christy Blatchford.

Agree with her or not, that was a real journalist.

as much as she earned said "tenacious" reputation in her early sports/crime writing, she'll forever be known as just another right-wing blowhard - one given a free-lane by ConMedia! And if you think the waldo is a tad callous... even before the body is cold... here's a reminder of the vile/insensitive writing from Ms. Blatchford - as she dumps on the just-passed Jack Layton:

Quote from: Ms. Blatchford - the darling of fanboy Conservatives
And what to make of that astonishing letter, widely hailed as Mr. Layton’s magnificent from-the-grave cri de coeur?...Rather, it’s remarkable because it shows what a canny, relentless, thoroughly ambitious fellow Mr. Layton was. Even on Saturday, two days before he died, he managed to keep a gimlet eye on all the campaigns to come.

The letter is full of such sophistry as “We can restore our good name in the world,” as though it is a given Canada has somehow lost that, bumper-sticker slogans of the “love is better than anger” ilk and ruthlessly partisan politicking (“You decided that the way to replace Canada’s Conservative federal government with something better was by working together with progressive-minded Canadians across the country,” he said in the section meant for Quebecers).

The letter is vainglorious too.

Who thinks to leave a 1,000-word missive meant for public consumption and released by his family and the party mid-day, happily just as Mr. [Evan] Solomon and his fellows were in danger of running out of pap? Who seriously writes of himself, “All my life I have worked to make things better”
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Post by: wilber on February 12, 2020, 12:26:43 pm
as much as she earned said "tenacious" reputation in her early sports/crime writing, she'll forever be known as just another right-wing blowhard - one given a free-lane by ConMedia! And if you think the waldo is a tad callous... even before the body is cold... here's a reminder of the vile/insensitive writing from Ms. Blatchford - as she dumps on the just-passed Jack Layton:

She worked for all four Toronto papers. You are right she wasn't just another left wing blowhard.
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Post by: Granny on February 12, 2020, 12:55:54 pm
Both, she did her research.

Only to find stuff that suited her personal narrative, no matter how disreputable the source. Lol

Please, she was a columnist who invited controversy by her extremist right-wing views, a desirable quality to sell newspapers no doubt, but she was no oracle of truth ... or journalism.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on February 12, 2020, 02:02:35 pm
Only to find stuff that suited her personal narrative, no matter how disreputable the source. Lol

Please, she was a columnist who invited controversy by her extremist right-wing views, a desirable quality to sell newspapers no doubt, but she was no oracle of truth ... or journalism.

Award winning war correspondent, Governor General's Literary Award, National Newspaper Award, George Jonas Freedom Award.
Yup, a real hack alright.
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Post by: Granny on February 12, 2020, 02:13:17 pm
Award winning war correspondent, Governor General's Literary Award, National Newspaper Award, George Jonas Freedom Award.
Yup, a real hack alright.

Her drooling comments about the 'dewey cheeks' of young soldiers were downright sickening.  Lol
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Post by: wilber on February 12, 2020, 02:19:02 pm
Her drooling comments about the 'dewey cheeks' of young soldiers were downright sickening.  Lol

Wow, you got a real hate going on there.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: ?Impact on February 12, 2020, 02:39:23 pm
Christy Blatchford.

Agree with her or not, that was a real journalist.

Yes, she was far more a journalist compared to what tries to pass themselves off as journalists these days.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on February 12, 2020, 11:18:11 pm
I thought she was average as an editorialist.  I think Coyne is much more balanced and far less ideological.  But she seems to do good work on crime/justice reporting, but i didn't follow much of it.  Gone quickly and too soon for sure though, sad.  I think it's neat to have nationally known journalists, for whatever that's worth.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on March 09, 2020, 04:42:07 pm
Max von Sydow

A long and interesting career. I first remember him from Bergman movies they used to show on late night TV in he seventies. Seemed really weird and dark compared to what we were used to back then.
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Post by: Bubbermiley on March 27, 2020, 03:32:50 pm
Curly. :(
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on April 08, 2020, 06:03:48 pm
John Prine  : - (

https://youtu.be/gM9FQIvX8l0

https://youtu.be/OaDGYFNmtyY

https://youtu.be/MmjnQjRvPUQ
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Post by: Omni on April 08, 2020, 06:12:25 pm
John Prine was one of my all time favorites. I got to see him live once. Great show. Most of us sung along and knew all the words.

RIP John
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Post by: Bubbermiley on April 12, 2020, 10:09:46 am
Hal Willner of COVID-19. I very much enjoyed his Weird Nightmare in the 1990s, which included Chuck D rapping a story written by Charles Mingus about the etymology of the word "groovy" on top of some dissonant free jazz. It was awesome.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on April 12, 2020, 12:46:09 pm
Sir Stirling Moss gone. Maybe the best driver never to be world champion and along with Fangio, the best known driver of his era. The only non Italian to win the Mille Miglia.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/apr/12/stirling-moss-dies-aged-90-formula-one-racing

I was pulled over by the VPD while whipping along Marine Drive in my Mini Cooper back in the late sixties. The cops first words were, "who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?" Fortunately all I got was a lecture. It was one of their favourite lines for speeders back then.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Shady on April 13, 2020, 04:22:34 pm
Two years ago today, the great Art Bell passed away. Best known for his role on Coast to Coast AM.  I’m not sure if anyone else listened to him, but he and his programs were highly entertaining.  It was always a great escape from reality to tune in.
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Post by: MH on April 13, 2020, 05:04:04 pm
Yes, I enjoyed his voice and the program... as fiction.

The loser George Noory is a poor replacement and tries to make conspiracies real...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Shady on April 13, 2020, 05:20:18 pm
Yes, I enjoyed his voice and the program... as fiction.

The loser George Noory is a poor replacement and tries to make conspiracies real...
Yes, I totally agree.  Noory definitely isn’t in Bell’s class.  I actually like Ian Punett better than Noory.  I subscribe to the Coast to Coast website.  They have an Art Bell section, it’s great.  Check out the paranormal radio app too, there’s 3 all day Art Bell stations, it’s all free.  I also agree with your fiction assessment.  Other than a few topics related to history, most of it is taken with a grain of salt.  Although the programs with physicist Michio Kakyū is pretty science based.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on April 13, 2020, 05:59:35 pm
I did like listening to it, especially when it was Art Bell reruns but eventually Noory just got on my nerves. 

When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s the conspiracy thing was fun - and you had to go and look for it.  Today it's just annoying to me.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on April 15, 2020, 12:36:33 am
Who gives a shit about John Prine. Honor Blackman  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Galore)died.


Also, Edmonton Oilers forward Colby "Caveman" Cave passed away at age 25. Here's a 25 year old guy, in peak physical condition, and all of a sudden one night he's in a medically induced coma for a "brain bleed", whatever that is, and a few days later he's dead.

Colby Cave was an Oilers prospect who played for the Oilers as well as the Oilers' AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors. Cave was not a star, but he was a hard-working 4th line player who had a promising future in professional hockey.

This is a tweet from Calgary Flames prospect Martin Posipisil, after a fight in which Cave knocked Pospisil out:

(https://i.imgur.com/yFMdC1u.png)

It's extremely sad any time a 25 year old person dies. It's sadder still when it's someone who had so much to look foward to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4sq75_zd5Q

-k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on April 25, 2020, 04:24:32 pm
Apparently Fat Kim has cacked 'er. (That means dead in my part of town). I wonder if Donny will head over for his beloved friends funeral, or whatever they do there with dead dictators.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on April 25, 2020, 04:54:52 pm
So Fat Kim popped his clogs, wonder who will be the next despot with nukes.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on April 25, 2020, 05:41:34 pm
So Fat Kim popped his clogs, wonder who will be the next despot with nukes.

From what I hear his sister should be next in line but I'm not sure women are allowed that power within that society. I guess we just have to wait to see.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on April 26, 2020, 10:21:34 am
No confirmation yet on Fat Kim.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on April 26, 2020, 12:09:24 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/9vaC2OU.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Omni on April 26, 2020, 06:49:44 pm
So is Kim dead or not? I hear S. Korea officials say he is alive and well. How come he doesn't just show his face if he's that well. Any speculation?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Granny on April 29, 2020, 08:58:15 pm
So is Kim dead or not? I hear S. Korea officials say he is alive and well. How come he doesn't just show his face if he's that well. Any speculation?

I would speculate that he may be dead, or, in his immunocompromised recovery from heart surgery, he's hiding from the virus.
And of course doesn't want to say so because ... there are reportedly "no cases" of covid in N Korea, or none that he wants to admit to.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on May 07, 2020, 09:53:49 pm
So is Kim dead or not?

Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

It's just a hangover.

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on May 08, 2020, 09:45:18 pm
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXicgFBXsAAyIP5?format=jpg&name=900x900

RIP Roy Horn, who entertained millions.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on May 09, 2020, 09:42:30 am
Richard Penniman, who also entertained millions.
Well, that's a wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on May 09, 2020, 05:43:50 pm
Richard Penniman, who also entertained millions.
Well, that's a wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom.

Little Richard = LEGEND
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on May 11, 2020, 10:40:05 am
SERENITY NOW!  Jerry Stiller is dead.   
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on May 11, 2020, 05:09:58 pm
SERENITY NOW!  Jerry Stiller is dead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l8Eag9CAFk
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Post by: wilber on June 30, 2020, 01:13:08 pm
Carl Reiner, father of Meat Head.
A very funny guy.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/carl-reiner-dies-1.5632537
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Post by: MH on June 30, 2020, 05:00:09 pm
A giant in American comedy.  RIP
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Post by: wilber on July 26, 2020, 10:44:33 am
Eddie Shack
One of hockey's great characters.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/eddie-shack-dies-fomer-toronto-maple-leafs-1.5663614
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Post by: wilber on August 29, 2020, 02:10:29 pm
Chadwick Boseman

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/aug/29/our-superhero-black-british-figures-praise-chadwick-boseman
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on August 29, 2020, 02:17:39 pm
I was stunned by this.  He was only 43 and looked like the picture of health. Colon cancer. :(

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on September 21, 2020, 03:50:12 am
Ennio Morricone died this summer.  He was the composer of legendary movie soundtracks including The Good The Bad and The Ugly.  He was literally older than dirt, and was there in person while the West was being Won.  This is him at the conductor's podium for one of his most famous pieces:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKFpaCMRWgU

Naya Rivera drowned in July while boating with her young son. Apparently her son fell off the boat, and while she was able to rescue him, she was too exhausted to get back on the boat afterward.  She was just 33. She was a model, singer, and actress, best known as Santana (the snarky lesbian cheerleader) on Glee. She and Heather Morris (Britney, the airhead lesbian cheerleader on Glee) were the cutest couple on TV. Even though Glee sucked, I sometimes tuned in just to see what kind of hijinks they were up to.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_AeFn0_1D0



 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on September 21, 2020, 10:02:56 am
I’m always dismayed at how few people wear life jackets out on the water.  I boat a lot, professionally for work and for pleasure, and always wear a life jacket on my boats, or even in the canoe. 

I was just camping the last few days at a very cold lake known for getting windy without warning, where we had to go rescue an old lady stranded on a sandbar when we were there back in June who was in a kayak when the wind came up and couldn’t make it back.  No life jacket.

A young-ish couple was there this week, kayaking and paddle boarding a significant distance out on the lake....  no life jackets. 
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on September 21, 2020, 11:56:25 am
member squiggy, did any celebs die as a part of your search&rescue efforts? Please give me an 'informative' tag - yes?  ;D

member kimmy - thanks for the reference to Morricone... it allowed me a fine upside diversion to his collaborations with film director Sergio Leone and so-called spaghetti westerns. In any case, a full-life lived well.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: eyeball on September 21, 2020, 02:24:52 pm
I’m always dismayed at how few people wear life jackets out on the water.  I boat a lot, professionally for work and for pleasure, and always wear a life jacket on my boats, or even in the canoe. 
Yup. Nobody comes aboard the boats I usually drive without an inflatable PFD for adults and standard life-jackets for kids.  In the not so distant past on larger passenger vessels we didn't require this but occasionally parents would request their kids be given lifejackets, predictably these kids would seethe if they were the odd one out who had to wear one. Now of course that's all fine on deck but since you don't want anyone wearing flotation inside a boat for much the same reason you don't want them wearing seatbelts I tell parents their kids need to take life-jackets off when inside the cabin.  Naturally the kids take this as a personal slight now and don't want to be the odd one out.  I also notice there seems to be a cohort that are to big for kids conventional life-jackets and amongst which a certain wise-ass type can't resist popping off their inflatable vest.  We use them to troll for orca. Don't tie the line around their neck though, if you loop it under one arm they spin when you tow them about.

All that said, I spent almost 30 years on commercial fishing boats and the only times I wore a PFD (a cruiser suit) was on the deck of a trawler in the middle of winter, more to keep warm than anything.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on September 21, 2020, 08:03:04 pm
I had  to tow a neighbour home on the long weekend. He has a beautiful old Chris Craft mahogany runabout from the late fifties. I was out and saw him go by looking pretty. A little while later he was dead in the water with the doghouse open. I pulled up and he said the engine had grenaded. Pulled him home and it turned out #8 rod had let go. There were holes in both sides of the cast oil pan and the bilge was full of oil. He was lucky it didn't go through the bottom. He was just cruising along at 2600 RPM and it went bang and stopped. It's the original engine so he is hoping it can be rebuilt. He does have a spare though.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on September 21, 2020, 09:07:27 pm
Quote
Don't tie the line around their neck though, if you loop it under one arm they spin when you tow them about.

“Spins like a Tomic plug” is a saying, right?
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: eyeball on September 23, 2020, 03:49:12 pm
“Spins like a Tomic plug” is a saying, right?
It's not one I've heard because they're supposed to dart back and forth not spin. I've seen the swivels on the hook jam up or the fish has drowned and starts spinning which makes the leaders kink up.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on September 23, 2020, 03:53:27 pm
It's not one I've heard because they're supposed to dart back and forth not spin. I've seen the swivels on the hook jam up or the fish has drowned and starts spinning which makes the leaders kink up.

That’s true...   the little plugs I use for trout do spin.... 
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: eyeball on September 23, 2020, 04:26:57 pm
That’s true...   the little plugs I use for trout do spin....
Due to the shape of the plug or is here a swivel between the leader and the plug instead of the plug and the hook?  I usually just use a poor old worm and bobber myself for trout.  I bet we could rigging up something similar for orca (or a Kraken) with a Scotchman and a
lead cannonball.  I doubt the kid would enjoy being skewered with a big hook anymore than a worm but it is what it is.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: ?Impact on September 29, 2020, 07:10:15 pm
I’m always dismayed at how few people wear life jackets out on the water.  I boat a lot, professionally for work and for pleasure, and always wear a life jacket on my boats, or even in the canoe. 

I wear a life jacket about 85% of the time when on the water, but on a warm summer day on a calm lake or river in the canoe* I just have to take it off.


*rarely am I in calm water in a kayak, but it has happened on the odd occasion.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on September 30, 2020, 06:11:52 am
https://deadline.com/2020/09/helen-reddy-dead-i-am-woman-singer-feminist-1234588490/

Helen Reddy RIP  :(
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Bubbermiley on September 30, 2020, 08:54:25 am
Delta Dawn confused me. They said he was meeting her here today without identifying who “he” was. This led me to believe they were referring to a guy named Daizgon Bye who hands out faded roses.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on October 06, 2020, 03:43:25 pm
A guitar god has died today.

RIP Eddie Van Halen

(https://i-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/i/s/i.cbc.ca/1.5752726.1602015831!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/obit-eddie-van-halen.jpg)
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Post by: MH on October 06, 2020, 03:52:43 pm
Another band that was undermined by their own PR somewhat.

Truly great but they should have had 10 albums of solid stuff...
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: the_squid on October 06, 2020, 04:00:22 pm
Another band that was undermined by their own PR somewhat.

Truly great but they should have had 10 albums of solid stuff...

They don’t?  While I think they had maybe 2 stinkers, The rest of their stuff is “solid”.
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Post by: Gorgeous Graham on October 06, 2020, 04:37:05 pm
EVH the most influential electric guitarist ever next to Hendrix.  Defined the sound of the rock guitar, especially lead/solos, for the next decade after their first album in 1978.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on October 06, 2020, 07:00:37 pm
They don’t?  While I think they had maybe 2 stinkers, The rest of their stuff is “solid”.

I never heard anything that great after Roth left, but maybe there was some.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: kimmy on October 26, 2020, 11:06:44 pm
Edmonton Oilers legend  Joey Moss has passed away, age 57.  :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpZDtEbAWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f033PuCVxwo

 -k
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on October 27, 2020, 02:47:10 pm
That's really sad.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: waldo on October 31, 2020, 08:43:02 am
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1d/72/a3/1d72a37c95f108af0a578a7d9c8483e0.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: Shady on October 31, 2020, 09:19:45 am
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1d/72/a3/1d72a37c95f108af0a578a7d9c8483e0.jpg)
The best James Bond by far.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on October 31, 2020, 09:32:04 am
So many good movies, not just Bond.
One of the real Stars.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on November 03, 2020, 08:56:09 pm
Max Ward. Canadian aviation legend gone

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/max-ward-obituary-1.5788258

The Wardair Bristol Freighter on the pedestal at the Yellownknife airport was the first wheeled aircraft to land at the geographical north pole.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: MH on November 08, 2020, 12:20:47 pm
Alex Trebek  :-[

RIP - seemed like a class act.
Title: Re: A celebrity has died thread
Post by: wilber on November 08, 2020, 03:27:12 pm
And now Howie Meeker.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/howie-meeker-death-hockey-night-in-canada-nhl-1.5794606