Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dngrsone, Dec 27, 2017.
Comedian Marty Allen has died at 95. RIP, Marty, and thanks for lots of laughs.
Wow, that one surprises me. I thought he was long gone.
Film composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, 48, was found deceased in his Berlin apt. He was best known for scoring Sicario and The Theory of Everything. His death was unexpected and no foul play is suspected.
Jack Hynes, Boston Newscaster has passed away. Over 48 years of telling what it is in New England news has passed away. Look him up.
Evangelist Billy Graham is now with the Lord after 99 years on earth. What a story and legacy.
While I disagree with practically everything he preached, I do have to admit he was quite a charismatic and influential person.
R. I. P. Barbara Ann Alston, (The Crystals)
A Woman's Rights Leader. She knew "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) was wrong.
I was 6 or 7 years old when they sang it but it just sounded good to me at the time.
RIP Ms Alston, and thanks for being a pioneer.
On a related note, if you enjoy musicals (or that genre) make it a point to catch the show “Dreamgirls” sometime. Terrific story (and music) built around such groups.
Nanette Fabray has passed at 97.
(To be honest I hadn’t realized she was still alive.)
She was a great actress; not sure what she last did. She played a lot of moms on TV, though, as well as doing lots of stage and big-screen work.
She played Grandma in One Day at a Time (Bonnie Franklin's character's mother). Enough for me - I watched that show religiously with my folks as a kid.
I'm with you - I didn't even realize she was still around all this time.
British actress Emma Chambers has died of natural causes at 53.
I best remember her quirky role as Hugh Grant’s sister in “Notting Hill.”
That's very young to die. I wondered what the term "death by natural causes" means. I think it's just some way of saying that someone died through illness, not referring to a specific illness though, or referring to an underlying cause.
Natural causes as in not suicide / murder / accident, self-inflicted.
So, yes, some sort of illness / disease versus some sort of human-caused death.
Back before he was disgraced, in January, 1997 Bill Cosby lost his son Ennis to a robbery gone bad (Ennis was murdered).
His daughter Ensa died last Friday from renal failure (typically that means kidney disease of one kind or another) at 44.
This is probably as tenuous a connection as there might be for this thread, but I thought some might still like to know about it. As much crap as Bill is charged with, I do feel for him; it's hard enough to lose friends and parents, I can't imagine what it's like to lose a child. For what it's worth, Ensa was one of his staunchest defenders.
Few here are likely to know her, but she was well known in India. Sad that she passed away In connection with traveling for her nephew’s wedding. She appeared in over 300 films.
“Bollywood actress Sridevi died over the weekend after she drowned in a hotel bathtub in Dubai, despite initial reports stating that she went into cardiac arrest at a family wedding. She was 54.
Sridevi, said to be Bollywood's first female superstar, was in the United Arab Emirates for her nephew's wedding. She was found dead Saturday evening, the BBC reported.”
Being Indian, I knew (of) her well, and watched many, many movies that she was in.
Without searching, I believe this makes the fourth significant M*A*S*H tv role for whom the actor has passed.
RIP, David, and thanks for being such a great punching bag for all those gags and barbs.
Sir Roger Bannister - 88.
First person to run a sub 4 minute mile.
David Ogden Stiers
... best known for playing Major Charles Winchester on "M*A*S*H" -- has died after a battle with bladder cancer.
That's what @rootabaga said.
Sad enough to post twice though. He did work at Boston General Hospital before the war.
Oh. Missed that. I must have had a tear in my eye when i posted.
I hadn't known that Mr. Stiers in real life actually was a true aficionado of classical music (a character trait I now suspect he imported to his "Charles" role on M*A*S*H):
From the obit link I posted: "Stiers was also a gifted musician. He was the resident conductor of the Newport Symphony and had guest conducted for more than 70 orchestras across the world."
In any event, he will certainly be missed. I'm glad he shared his wonderful gifts and talents with the rest of us.
R. I. P. Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records.
Trevor Baylis, creator of the clockwork or wind-up radio, has died at 80.