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  1. MoodyBlues

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    She's not. Since 1987, when she started the Doris Day Animal League, she's been a prominent, vocal advocate for the voiceless, animals.

    As a member of DDAL, every time I get a mailing or email from them I think about her as she is was now, without her signature song ever popping into my head.
     

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    I enjoyed her in anything she did, from the cheesy lyrics to her sitcom, The Glass Bottom Boat and beyond.

    RIP, Doris. Thank you for being a bright star throughout so much of your long life.
     
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    I enjoyed all of her work. True to the art and never abused her talent. She will be missed. RIP Doris
     
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    I'm going to have a whole afternoon playing Doris Day songs. :thumbsupdroid:
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    Tim Conway (and all his ridiculously funny characters) has died :( He truly had/was a comedic gift.
     
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    Oh, that is sad. He was a true delight. RIP, Tim, and thanks for sharing your zany comedic creativity.

    This is a pretty good obit from People: https://people.com/tv/tim-conway-dies/
     
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    Awww damn. :(
     
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    Award-winning architect I.M. Pei, probably best known for his glass top design at the Louvre, has started decorating his palace in the afterlife. He was 102.
     
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    I’ve never followed “professional” wrestling, but Ashley Massaro’s death at just 39 is sad. No cause of death has been noted.

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    What horrible week First Dorris Day, then Tim Conway and now Ashley Massaro. Thoughts and prayers are with their friends, family and fans
     
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    Just saw grumpy cat died the cat's actual name was tardar sauce, :D. Rest well grumpy cat and thanks for the smiles you brought
     

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    She appear originally in the wwe diva search. I think she was in season three or four. The diva search was sex things up in the wwe, get some young beautiful woman , with great bodies put them in skimpy bikinis and lingerie and have them prance around .
    By the time Ashley Massaro show up the whole diva thing had run it's course. People had gotten bored with the sex kitten act. Ashley as I recall was a scrapper, while most wwe story lines concerning women still focus on their physical beauty. Starting with Ashley the story lines began to focus more on wrestling and rivilaries
     
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    I read this article in SF Gate and thought it was a pretty fair retrospective. In a related note, I'm probably one of the few people here who not only knows where Tardar Sauce's hometown of Morristown, AZ, is -- but has been there. And it seems a bit ironic to me that one famous cat lived in a town that bears the name (Morris) of another famous cat. RIP to "Grumpy Cat;" and thanks for all the fun you brought to so very many people.
     
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    I'm one of a few million subscribers to Gwen Cooper's mailing list and I liked what she added to her message today:

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    On a side note, if you haven't read Gwen's first book, "Homer's Odyssey," I'd strongly commend it to you.
     
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    It's now being reported as suicide.

    Depression rears its ugly head yet again. :(

    Help is available! Therapy works.
     
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    Comedian and co-owner of The Comedy Store, Sammy Shore, has died at 92.

    He's Pauly Shore's father.

    Thanks, Sammy, for adding another landmark to our famous Sunset Blvd, one where comedy and laughter ruled. RIP.
     
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    Herman Wouk, author of The Caine Mutiny, among many others has died at the age of 103.
     
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    103. Died in his sleep is what we know.
    Not belittling any passing, but it makes me feel better if someone we liked or admired lived a good long life, and didn't have much difficulty in their final years.
    Doris Day I think is a case in point, from what I can recall reading. She was mentally healthy it seems, and passed with her family around.

    I leave you with your next mission :

     
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    We feel the same way. :) There's some comfort in knowing that they lived a long, fulfilling life, and died peacefully.
    Once she was able to devote all her time, energy, and resources speaking for the voiceless, she was following her true calling. And when you're doing what you were meant to do, and love it, it keeps you young and spry and mentally healthy.

    Ever since I learned about her passion for animals, and joined DDAL, I've been in awe of her compassion, commitment, and beautiful spirit. For those of us in the animal rights community, her death has, of course, been sad, but we know she wanted us to carry on. And carry on we shall! :D
     
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    OT @MoodyBlues

    I agree having a commitment to a great cause must help stave off mental and physical decline even to a very ripe age, for many people.
    I had read your previous posts on her, and caught your recent health issues.
    That's a great movement and would be high on my list to be passionate about. Nice work.
     
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    Former figure skater says she was abused by partner who killed himself

    “A former pairs partner of John Coughlin said in a Facebook post Sunday evening that the late figure skater “sexually abused” her for two years.

    Replying to a post in support of Coughlin, who committed suicide Jan. 18, Bridget Namiotka wrote, “I’m sorry but john (sic) hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themself (sic).”

    Namiotka, 29, teamed with Coughlin, who was 33 at the time of his death, from 2004 to 2007, when she was between the ages of 14 and 17 and he was 18 to 21. They won three medals on the Junior Grand Prix series and finished ninth in the senior (Olympic) level at the 2007 U.S. national championships.”

    There’s more in the linked article. More than enough tragedy to go around. :(
     
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    Niki Lauda passed away yesterday at only 70. Really surprised and upset by that news.
    My first and one of my few real "heroes" of sport.
    Formula One champion in 75, 77 and 84, most notably with Ferrari.
    Austrian accented, aviation entrepreneur (with a horrendous Lauda Air plane crash) and very recently heavily involved in Formula One with Mercedes. Always time for an interview. Could have lived a safe, privileged life.
    Rest in Peace.
     
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    Ah, man. He was a great driver and competitor and very reachable. Plus he could handle those Italian stallions. RIP, Niki, and thanks for thrilling so many racing fans.
     
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    He crammed an amazing life into 70 years. He challenged and took on Boeing when a reverse thruster deployed in flight and brought down his passengers and plane. So many comebacks in his life. So many stories.

    I watched the 1974 Monaco Grand Prix in a shop window and was hooked for the longest time.

    A big loss, but a big life.
     
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    It's very surprising because he was so young (as I always say, by today's standards). This article says no cause of death was released.

    He certainly lived an exciting life!
     

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