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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #1: January 02, 2021, 05:55:11 PM »
Paul Westphal.  From brain cancer.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30638260/paul-westphal-member-naismith-memorial-basketball-hall-fame-dies-age-70%3fplatform=amp

ugh.  Bad stretch for former Celtics draft choices.  He was the 3d guard behind JoJo and Don Chaney for the 1974 championship, then was traded to the Suns for Charlie Scott after Chaney went to the ABA.  Was huge for the Suns in the great series they had in 1976 v. the Havlicek / Cowens / White team. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #2: January 02, 2021, 05:58:59 PM »
ugh.  Bad stretch for former Celtics draft choices.  He was the 3d guard behind JoJo and Don Chaney for the 1974 championship, then was traded to the Suns for Charlie Scott after Chaney went to the ABA.  Was huge for the Suns in the great series they had in 1976 v. the Havlicek / Cowens / White team.
Long coaching career also.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #3: January 02, 2021, 06:06:03 PM »
Long coaching career also.
yes.  the Celtics time ended up a footnote, like it was for John Thompson.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #4: January 03, 2021, 12:17:06 PM »
Floyd Little, 78, cancer. Syracuse and Broncos star of the 60’s and 70’s.


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #6: January 03, 2021, 06:41:38 PM »
Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #7: January 03, 2021, 08:24:41 PM »
Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers
what was it, issues with his heart?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #8: January 03, 2021, 08:40:52 PM »
And Chief is concerned about political posts on here ....

what was it, issues with his heart?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #9: January 03, 2021, 09:12:08 PM »
And Chief is concerned about political posts on here ....


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #10: January 04, 2021, 12:49:49 AM »
what was it, issues with his heart?

Reportedly a heart infection

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #11: January 04, 2021, 07:59:15 AM »
Reportedly a heart infection

Wikis says it was a blood infection in his heart.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #12: January 04, 2021, 08:17:07 AM »


I think this was their biggest hit.


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« Reply #13: January 04, 2021, 08:24:49 AM »

I think this was their biggest hit.



I always liked this one.


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #15: January 04, 2021, 11:26:59 AM »
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/01/04/entertainment/tanya-roberts-death-trnd/index.html

Just 65.
  I didn't recall her Bond role, but I remembered her season on Charlie's Angels when she appeared in that 70s show.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #18: January 05, 2021, 05:58:37 AM »
Sandra Scully, wife of Vin Scully, 76 from Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #19: January 05, 2021, 10:00:06 AM »
Comeback kid. 
her next role should  be in a remake of Nosferatu.

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The actress Tanya Roberts is still alive, according to her publicist, Mike Pingel, who previously told members of the media that she had died. Roberts, 65, is currently hospitalized with an unspecified illness. Pingel told The Washington Post on Monday night that he had confirmed her death Sunday due to a “miscommunication” involving hospital staff and her longtime partner, Lance O’Brien.

“He was called to go because she was passing away, they thought, and so he went and saw her — that is how it happened,” Pingel said. “The phone rang at 10 a.m. this morning, and it was the hospital saying that, yes, she was still alive and in the ICU, and she had not passed away yesterday.”
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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #21: January 05, 2021, 04:12:43 PM »
John Muckler, 86.

Long-time hockey coach, was Glenn Sather's assistant during the Edmonton Oiler glory years before becoming head coach and leading Edmonton to their 1990 cup win.  He also coached in Buffalo and New York.

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

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #23: January 06, 2021, 07:55:33 AM »
What about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?