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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #550: December 29, 2016, 09:16:22 AM »
Sorry, Skippy, I wasn't trying to pick on your post. It doesn't surprise me at all either that an 83 year old woman had a heart attack after her daughter died.

I was just feeling empathy for Todd. That's a lot to go through in a couple of days. And chances are good that he was a buffer in the dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship, so it's probably a really difficult time for the poor guy.

Yea that was unfair, it's obviously awful for him to lose his sister and then his mom but I can understand dying of a broken heart if God forbid I ever lost one of my kids, it just didn't surprise me I guess.  I don't know, I recently had a death in the family so my judgment is probably completely screwed up so I'll just shut up now.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #551: December 29, 2016, 09:49:06 AM »
We've been watching the original Star Wars movies this week as a tribute to Carrie Fisher.  Now I'll have to throw Singin' in the Rain in the mix. 

I hate 2016. 

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« Reply #552: December 29, 2016, 01:36:30 PM »
Lavell Edwards coached a few great ball players:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/legendary-byu-coach-lavell-edwards-dies-at-age-86-182113668.html;_ylt=A0LEVjVnV2VYYnoAwyUnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEyNTlhNXM1BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjMyNTlfMQRzZWMDc2M-

His teams also had some of the greatest quarterbacks in BYU history, including Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Ty Detmer and Steve Sarkisian.


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #553: December 29, 2016, 02:32:42 PM »
Because 2016 hasn't been cruel enough, the inventor of the red solo cup has died.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/29/health/red-solo-cup-death-trnd/index.html

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #554: December 29, 2016, 08:43:51 PM »
A family spokesman confirmed former NFL running back Rashaan Salaam, 42, died Monday, according to a release on the University of Colorado's official athletics website and ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner    ...

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2680320-former-heisman-trophy-winner-rashaan-salaam-dies-at-age-42?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

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Rashaan Salaam, the former college football standout whose body was found in a Boulder, Colo., park earlier this month, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Boulder County Coroner's office.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/29/507426874/former-football-star-rashaan-salaams-death-ruled-a-suicide

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #555: December 29, 2016, 08:47:36 PM »
The Boulder County Coroner's office says it offered to test Salaam's brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, but his family denied consent, citing religious reasons.






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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #556: December 30, 2016, 12:10:18 AM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/29/507426874/former-football-star-rashaan-salaams-death-ruled-a-suicide

It was fairly obvious, given the note and all, but good DD from BoCo. Very sad story. A lot of local guys interviewed afterwards on sports radio and mentioned they had just lost touch with him.



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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #559: December 31, 2016, 11:52:56 PM »
Mariah Carey's career?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2016)
« Reply #560: December 31, 2016, 11:58:13 PM »
Mariah Carey's career?

That was amazing.

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« Reply #561: January 01, 2017, 10:23:56 AM »
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