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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #251: September 15, 2022, 07:03:55 PM »
Jean-Luc Godard (91) - legendary French cinema director.

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« Reply #252: September 16, 2022, 02:18:37 PM »
Former Mets great John Stearns of cancer at 71.

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« Reply #253: September 16, 2022, 02:34:52 PM »
Former Mets great John Stearns of cancer at 71.
Nickname was “Bad Dude” which came from his college football time at Colorado.  Drafted by the NFL in addition to MLB. Played one game for the Phillies before being traded for Tug McGraw.

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« Reply #254: September 16, 2022, 03:26:40 PM »
Nickname was “Bad Dude” which came from his college football time at Colorado.  Drafted by the NFL in addition to MLB. Played one game for the Phillies before being traded for Tug McGraw.
He managed the Columbus Clippers and the Harrisburg Senators for the Nats.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #255: September 20, 2022, 05:25:48 PM »
Maury Wills dies at 89. 

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« Reply #256: September 23, 2022, 03:01:05 PM »
Hilary Mantel, 70  :'(

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« Reply #257: September 28, 2022, 09:32:16 PM »
Coolio. :(

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« Reply #258: September 30, 2022, 08:43:10 PM »
Antonio Inoki, age 79. Legend of Japanese pro wrestling, fought a wrestler vs boxer match against Ali in the 1970s. Went on to serve in the Japanese Congress. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Inoki

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #259: October 01, 2022, 05:00:37 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_the_Hole

The "Man of the Hole" was the last surviving member of an indigenous tribe living in the jungles of Brazil. His entire tribe, except him, was massacred between 1970 and 1995. He lived from 1995 until 2022 alone in the jungle: the Brazilian government ended up creating a protected 31-sq mile zone just for him to live in. He chopped his own wood, foraged his own food, and moved between a series of small houses that he built for himself. He dug a number of very deep holes for reasons we don't fully understand: some might have been for animal trapping, some may have been hiding places, some may have been ceremonial.

When he was found dead, seemingly from natural causes, his body was covered with macaw feathers that he had placed on himself. A tantalizing glimpse into a now-lost culture we will never know anything about. We can only imagine what he thought to himself, in a language that died with him, as he lived by himself for decades.

No disrespect to anyone else mentioned in this thread, but that is one of the saddest and most profound things I have read in a while.

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« Reply #261: October 04, 2022, 12:45:37 PM »
The Coal Miners Daughter has passed. RIP to a true legend.

https://www.tmz.com/2022/10/04/loretta-lynn-dead-dies/

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #262: October 04, 2022, 02:47:18 PM »
Sacheen Littlefeather (75) - Native American actress and activist.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #263: October 04, 2022, 07:37:16 PM »
Playwright Charles H. Fuller Jr., at age 83.

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



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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #266: October 11, 2022, 06:35:06 PM »
Murder, She Wrote was a big part of my childhood/adolescence. Tons of memories of watching it with my parents; I even have the complete series on DVD. RIP.

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« Reply #267: October 11, 2022, 06:55:58 PM »
Bedknobs and Broomsticks was one of my favorite movies as a child. I recently wanted to write a Harry Potter crossover fanfic where Eglantine Price is instrumental in defeating Grindelwald and later teaches a young Minerva McGonagall the spell she later uses to animate the statues and armor to defend Hogwarts ("Substitutiary Locomotion" in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, "Piertotum Locomotor" in Deathly Hallows). Pretty nerdy, I know.

RIP, Dame Angela.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #268: October 12, 2022, 08:24:39 AM »
I always thought she was much older than she actually was, because she was often cast as someone much older than her actual age.

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« Reply #269: October 12, 2022, 08:50:21 AM »
I've never seen the Manchurian Candidate.  That would be a cool movie to see.  I understand she's great as a villain in that one.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #270: October 14, 2022, 11:50:45 AM »
Bruce Sutter. King of the Splitter. 


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #272: October 14, 2022, 01:44:47 PM »
Bruce Sutter. King of the Splitter.

Learned that he was drafted by the Washington Senators in 1970, went to ODU instead

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2022)
« Reply #273: October 14, 2022, 04:26:38 PM »
Robbie Coltrane.

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« Reply #274: October 14, 2022, 04:35:33 PM »
Damn.  He was great in "Cracker".
Robbie Coltrane.