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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #550: November 13, 2020, 04:58:04 PM »
Didn't Jim Taylor pass a little earlier this year?

October 13, 2018

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« Reply #551: November 13, 2020, 07:41:19 PM »
October 13, 2018
can we change that to 2020? It's just easier to keep track that way

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« Reply #552: November 18, 2020, 07:46:37 PM »
Wolfgang Van Halen did a really emotional interview with Howard Stern. Said Eddie was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2017 and given six weeks to live but had an experimental treatment in Germany that put the cancer into remission. In 2018 they were working in a Van Halen reunion tour with Hagar, Roth, Michael Anthony, and Gary Cherone but in early 2019 Eddie had a motorcycle accident and they discovered a brain tumor. He underwent surgery but that’s when the final decline began. :(

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #553: November 24, 2020, 11:39:40 AM »
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, first African-American mayor.  He was 93.


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« Reply #555: November 24, 2020, 04:15:49 PM »
https://www.al.com/news/2020/11/alabama-civil-rights-icon-bruce-boynton-who-inspired-freedom-rides-dies-at-83.html

I REALLY wish some enterprising person could transform Selma into a go-to destination, the history there should be celebrated but it is such a depressing area. We went a few year ago and walked across the bridge and it made me sad more isn't being done to truly honor and memorialize what transpired there. 

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« Reply #556: November 24, 2020, 04:53:38 PM »
Tony Bose died 11/22/2020.


He might be an obscure name to most of you but I'm sure you all have some memory of his work.


He was a knife maker that made some very expensive custom knives. He is also well known for designing the majority of patterns for Case Cutlery. If your dad or grandpa carried an old school slipjoint style knife from Case Cutlery, 99% chance that Mr. Bose designed it.

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« Reply #557: November 24, 2020, 05:31:42 PM »
I REALLY wish some enterprising person could transform Selma into a go-to destination, the history there should be celebrated but it is such a depressing area. We went a few year ago and walked across the bridge and it made me sad more isn't being done to truly honor and memorialize what transpired there. 

maybe once the rename the bridge for John Lewis?

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« Reply #558: November 25, 2020, 03:21:59 AM »
It's tough to get support for a memorial when the state/local government can't say they were proud in what happened there.  It's going to take some private donations by Alabama firms to build a memorial in Selma.  A good start would be for someone to write a strong letter to large Alabama papers suggesting a memorial for the bridge & John Lewis.  But selma the area needs jobs, such as those that have left for other countries over the past 40 years.

I REALLY wish some enterprising person could transform Selma into a go-to destination, the history there should be celebrated but it is such a depressing area. We went a few year ago and walked across the bridge and it made me sad more isn't being done to truly honor and memorialize what transpired there. 

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« Reply #559: November 25, 2020, 10:46:33 AM »
It's tough to get support for a memorial when the state/local government can't say they were proud in what happened there.  It's going to take some private donations by Alabama firms to build a memorial in Selma.  A good start would be for someone to write a strong letter to large Alabama papers suggesting a memorial for the bridge & John Lewis.  But selma the area needs jobs, such as those that have left for other countries over the past 40 years.

There is a memorial park but it's not very well kept up.  The whole area needs revitalization, just need an enterprising person to see its potential. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #560: November 25, 2020, 11:39:30 AM »
Diego Maradona, age 60. Had a heart attack at home.

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« Reply #561: November 25, 2020, 02:18:47 PM »
Diego Maradona, age 60. Had a heart attack at home.
Given all the drugs and alcohol he injested over the years it’s probably a miracle that he made it that long.

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« Reply #562: November 25, 2020, 03:18:39 PM »
Given all the drugs and alcohol he injested over the years it’s probably a miracle that he made it that long.
they functioned as preservatives.  Just like Keith Richards. 

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« Reply #563: November 25, 2020, 05:17:25 PM »
Spoken like a person with his own stool at CCSP

they functioned as preservatives.  Just like Keith Richards. 

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« Reply #564: November 29, 2020, 09:00:51 AM »
David Prowse, best known for playing Darth Vader (that is, he wore the costume, though James Earl Jones provided the voice).

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« Reply #565: November 30, 2020, 02:38:12 PM »
they functioned as preservatives.  Just like Keith Richards. 

So you're saying MDS has a chance to hit the century mark?

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« Reply #566: November 30, 2020, 04:26:30 PM »
So you're saying MDS has a chance to hit the century mark?
I picture him as a real life equivalent of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.  So we preserved that he is indestructible and bounces back everyday. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #567: December 01, 2020, 08:25:02 AM »
Okay it's not a famous person, but one of Britain's oldest retailing names: RIP Debenhams, 1778-2020 - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/debenhams-closing-jobs-arcadia-topshop-b128744.html

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« Reply #568: December 02, 2020, 08:49:51 AM »
Legendary pro wrestler, and inventor of the Royal Rumble, Pat Patterson passes away at age 79.

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« Reply #569: December 02, 2020, 10:15:54 AM »
Walter E. Williams, 84, RIP.  Economics professor at George Mason U, conservative columnist, and substitute host on the Rush Limbaugh radio show.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #570: December 03, 2020, 08:06:27 PM »
Rafer Johnson, 86

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« Reply #571: December 07, 2020, 03:20:50 PM »
Former Md senator Paul Sarbanes, 87.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #572: December 07, 2020, 03:29:41 PM »
Former Md senator Paul Sarbanes, 87.

Also former Alabama Senator Larry Dixon died of COVID-19.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #573: December 07, 2020, 05:02:29 PM »
Dick (Richie) Allen.  78 in his hometown of Wampum, PA.  My favorite player as a kid.  Should be in the HOF.  Probably will but he won't see it now.   :'(