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  1. MoodyBlues

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    Yes, it is a great cause, and one of my top causes I'm passionate about. When I started learning the facts about the heinous cruelty to animals in the meat industry, I went vegetarian, cold turkey (pun fully intended). That was in 1988; I don't use dairy products either, now.

    My health issues...suck. But I remind myself others have them, too, and I plod on. :)

    So we don't turn this thread totally off-topic, please feel free to PM me and/or start a thread if you have questions about animal-related issues. I'm always happy to share what I know! :D
     

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    No cause released directly, but I hadn't realised he had BOTH lungs transplanted last year. He had pneumonia in January, and over the weekend was in a Swiss clinic for regular kidney dialysis, having had both replaced some years ago, and had been unwell.
    (his lungs had inhaled toxic fumes in the 76 fire following the crash)

    I don't watch coverage of F1 too much now, but he had been regularly interviewed very recently in the pits and on the grid.

    This story ...> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauda_Air_Flight_004

    and i think it's all accurate, says a lot about him. When the Lauda Air 004 crash occured, I didn't see much human reactions from him at the time, but it obviously did affect him deeply.
     
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    Bart Starr, famous NFL quarterback for the Packers passed away yesterday. Truly one of the greats of the sport. Respected for his skills as well as his humble manner. Thanks for many years of great play on and off the field. RIP
     
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    Former baseball player, Bill Buckner, has died at 69.

    He had been battling Lewy body dementia, which looks like a dreadful disease.

    Buckner is, unfortunately, best remembered for a fielding error in the 1986 World Series. But there was much more to him than that.

    I hope he can rest in peace now, free of physical/bodily troubles.
     
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    I hated him for that.
    I'm sad he died so young
    But DAMN!
    I'm from Boston.
     
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    Former Senator Thad Cochran, whose well-mannered, genial disposition earned him the nickname "Gentleman Thad," has died at 81. Citing health concerns he retired from the Senate last year after serving in Congress for about 45 years.

    RIP, Mr. Cochran, and thanks for serving in a way that gave some honor to a place badly in need of it.

    Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...chran-of-mississippi-dies-at-81-idUSKCN1T01SV
     
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    When I was younger, the Lakers were practically my life; I swear I bled purple and gold! I 'hated' various people, like Bill Laimbeer (Pistons), who had wronged 'us' somehow.

    And then one day in 1991, Magic Johnson's announcement about being HIV+, and retiring immediately, helped put things in their proper perspective. Seventeen days later, when Freddie Mercury died of AIDS, it sunk in even deeper.

    These were two of my idols, one dead from this dreadful virus and the other on his way.

    I wish I could tell the 1991 me that new, anti-retroviral meds would keep Magic from Freddie's fate, and that in 2019 he'd be healthy, strong, 50+ pounds heavier than his playing weight, hugely successful in business, and an owner of the Dodgers.

    I no longer hate sports figures. (Or anyone else (with one exception).)
     
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    Leon Redbone. I never really listened a lot to his stuff but when I did hear it it was great and refreshing.
     
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    Leon’s music was definitely an acquired taste, and one that didn’t really click home for me. I liked some of his stuff, but appreciated him more for finding (or creating!) a niche and knowing how to please his fans while having a blast.
    RIP, Leon, and thanks for enjoying what you did.
     
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    I had no idea until right now that he was Armenian, like me. His birth name gives it away: Dickran Gobalian.

    RIP, Dickran.
     
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    One of my great friends Taviek from a myspace fourms was also Armenian, she died just shy of my borthers 38th.
     
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    Dammit. Dr. John ☹️
     
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    Yes, I just read that he died. He was born Mac Rebennack.
     
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    My youngest brother this year on Mothers Day passed away.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. :(
     
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    That's terrible. :(

    So sorry for your loss.
     
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    My Uncle, who only met a few times, recently pass on too, my mom is torn up about it. Sorry I was kind of steering away from it for a bit.
     
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    Oh, Milo, I'm sorry for your family's loss. :(
     
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    I'm very sorry for your loss Bearsyzf. Loosing family is heartbreaking. So sorry.

    Sorry for your loss Milo. I'm sure that you feel the grief through your mother's grieving. I hope that you are able to provide her some comfort.
     
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    Thanks everyone, i appreciate the kind words.
     
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    Thanks and yes indeed I have.
     
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    Thanks, we did get some cards in the mail for my Uncle's passing. I only met him a few times, when I was young.
     
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    Whatever the cause, 32 is simply too young...

    RIP Gabriele Grunewald, and thanks for being an inspiration to so many despite your long battle with the dreaded "C."

    Part of her perspective: “My scars represent survival,” she wrote on Facebook this year. “My scars teach me to embrace my body and honor its strength. My scars are a physical manifestation of what often feels like an invisible disease. My scars tell my life’s story, and I’m pretty glad it’s not over yet.”



    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/sports/gabriele-grunewald-dead.html
     
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