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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #125: May 27, 2024, 02:16:03 PM »
Had heard he was having some health issues but still unexpected. Just 71. Enjoyable as a player and announcer.

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« Reply #126: May 27, 2024, 02:55:01 PM »
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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #128: June 02, 2024, 06:11:33 PM »
Rob Burrow (41) - Rugby League Legend - perhaps fitting that this has occurred on Lou Gehrig Day... :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/articles/c2qqwvwzp5zo

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #129: June 03, 2024, 06:45:35 PM »
Larry Allen (52) - former Cowboy and Pro Football Hall Of Famer.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #130: June 04, 2024, 08:55:29 PM »
Indy car driver Parnelli Jones at 90.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #131: June 04, 2024, 08:59:39 PM »
Indy car driver Parnelli Jones at 90.
Geez. He lives through all those crashes and then like another 50 years on top of that.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #132: June 05, 2024, 08:24:55 AM »
Indy car driver Parnelli Jones at 90.
I think he drove the first turbocharged car at Indy.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #133: June 08, 2024, 05:07:26 AM »
Bill Anders (90) - Apollo 8 Astronaut, and 'Earthrise' photographer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw99wj5e5q8o

I appear to recall that beacuse he took the photo on his own, rather than a NASA, camera he was actually able to copyright the photo...

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #134: June 08, 2024, 09:59:58 AM »
Bill Anders (90) - Apollo 8 Astronaut, and 'Earthrise' photographer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw99wj5e5q8o

I appear to recall that beacuse he took the photo on his own, rather than a NASA, camera he was actually able to copyright the photo...
his plane crashed. he was flying at 90. Not only a fighter pilot and astronaut, but also a nuclear engineer.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #135: June 08, 2024, 10:22:29 PM »
NBA’s Chet Walker, 84

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #136: June 09, 2024, 06:43:15 AM »
NBA’s Chet Walker, 84
Oh man. Chet the Jet. Part of the greatest NBA team ever. The 66-67 Sixers. Then they stupidly traded him to the Bulls.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #137: June 09, 2024, 10:12:26 AM »
Oh man. Chet the Jet. Part of the greatest NBA team ever. The 66-67 Sixers. Then they stupidly traded him to the Bulls.
Walton is making his case for '86 Celts.

I love how the only team to break up Russell's run is somehow the greatest team ever.

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« Reply #138: June 09, 2024, 03:03:04 PM »
Walton is making his case for '86 Celts.

I love how the only team to break up Russell's run is somehow the greatest team ever.
Correct.  They had the best record for many years. Just one year. Celtics get the quantity awards.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #139: June 12, 2024, 10:14:16 AM »
Jerry West at 86.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #140: June 12, 2024, 10:45:22 AM »
Jerry West at 86.

Was there anybody else that had his level of success as both player and executive?

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« Reply #141: June 12, 2024, 10:58:24 AM »
Was there anybody else that had his level of success as both player and executive?
No. Even thinking of other sports not many examples. Steve Yzerman in hockey.  Not quite Jerry’s level. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #142: June 12, 2024, 12:08:21 PM »
Bird had a good run in Indy, but not like West as an exec. Ainge wasn't his level of a player. Torre wasn't his level of a player but had a plausible HoF case

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #143: June 12, 2024, 07:34:08 PM »
Akira Endo (90) - pioneering scientist whose work led to Statins.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #144: June 12, 2024, 07:43:10 PM »
Brad Dusek, Redskins outside linebacker from 1974 to 1981, at age 73 from ALS.

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« Reply #145: June 12, 2024, 08:10:55 PM »
Brad Dusek, Redskins outside linebacker from 1974 to 1981, at age 73 from ALS.

Sad to hear, remember him back from the days where people would stay with the team for a time or two

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #146: June 18, 2024, 09:05:28 PM »
Willie Mays at 93, per the breaking news ticker that just came on during the hockey broadcast.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #147: June 19, 2024, 11:32:28 AM »
Willie Mays at 93, per the breaking news ticker that just came on during the hockey broadcast.
deserves his own thread.

https://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=41480.0


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #148: June 20, 2024, 02:00:12 PM »
Donald Sutherland at age 88. From MASH to The Hunger Games and dozens of roles in between, he was an icon.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #149: June 20, 2024, 02:39:01 PM »
Animal House.