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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #101: April 08, 2023, 10:56:33 AM »
Just discovered that Pat Goss of Goss's Garage / Motorweek fame died last year at 80 years of age. I've been watching Motorweek for decades.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #102: April 10, 2023, 08:15:01 AM »
Just discovered that Pat Goss of Goss's Garage / Motorweek fame died last year at 80 years of age. I've been watching Motorweek for decades.
Years ago he had a show on 106.7 on weekend mornings and also on News Channel 8, and took calls from listeners for hours. He could be very cranky at times and would get on callers who clearly didn't know what they were talking about.


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #104: April 17, 2023, 11:32:29 PM »
Don Leppert, 91. Homered on the first pitch thrown to him the majors. Catcher briefly with the expansion Senators:

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

“April 11, 1963, he hit three homers in his third game in the American League: a solo shot off Ike Delock in the fourth inning, followed by a three-run blast and another solo homer, both off relief pitcher Chet Nichols Jr., as the Senators beat the Boston Red Sox, 8–0, at DC Stadium. To top it all off, Leppert caught Tom Cheney's one-hit shutout, with the Washington pitcher striking out ten Red Sox.“

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #105: April 18, 2023, 07:06:00 AM »
Remember him vaguely as a MLB coach.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #106: April 22, 2023, 04:30:54 PM »
Barry Humphries aka Dame Edna

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #107: April 25, 2023, 12:10:24 PM »
Harry Belafonte, Age 896

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #108: April 25, 2023, 12:42:55 PM »
Harry Belafonte, Age 86

No way. Has to be 90+

Edit: 96.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #109: April 25, 2023, 01:04:40 PM »
That’s a good run.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #110: April 25, 2023, 01:07:58 PM »
fixed. D(oh)ayo

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #111: April 27, 2023, 10:32:36 AM »
Jerry Springer at 79. Just got a BBC push alert.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #112: April 27, 2023, 10:46:13 AM »
Jerry Springer at 79. Just got a BBC push alert.
He had quite the career.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #113: April 27, 2023, 10:54:59 AM »
got hit with a chair during a fight?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #114: April 27, 2023, 12:21:40 PM »
got hit with a chair during a fight?

Possibly, but you might be thinking of Geraldo Rivera. Had his nose broken via NeoNazi propelled chair.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #115: April 30, 2023, 06:21:53 PM »
St. Louis Cardinals player (1962-1970) and radio broadcaster (1972-2021) Mike Shannon, at age 83.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #116: April 30, 2023, 06:27:30 PM »
Also, a few days age, Dick Groat, 1960 NL MVP, at age 92. Since he was a Pirate for 9 seasons, maybe they mentioned his passing during one of the games this weekend, but if so I missed it.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #117: May 01, 2023, 11:36:00 PM »
Gordon Lightfoot, age 84

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #118: May 02, 2023, 08:57:17 AM »
Gordon Lightfoot, age 84
I guess it's sundown for him.

Should be cremated and have his ashes spread over Lake Superior near the Edmund Fitzgerald. I don't know if he expressed that, but if someone could read his mind.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #119: May 02, 2023, 09:20:00 AM »
I guess it's sundown for him.

Should be cremated and have his ashes spread over Lake Superior near the Edmund Fitzgerald. I don't know if he expressed that, but if someone could read his mind.
I thought the ashes should be spread on a carefree highway.

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« Reply #120: May 02, 2023, 09:27:39 AM »
Good documentary on Gordon.  On Amazon prime I believe.

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« Reply #123: May 07, 2023, 11:53:12 AM »
Vida Blue

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« Reply #124: May 17, 2023, 09:41:17 PM »
“Superstar” Billy Graham