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  1. MoodyBlues

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    This makes me very sad. :( Katherine Helmond, who played the hilarious Jessica Tate on Soap, has died at 89, from complications of Alzheimer's.

    Although I enjoyed her on Who's the Boss and anything else I saw her in, she'll always be the hopelessly, hilariously naïve Jessica to me.

    RIP, Katherine...
     

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    :( You and me both. She was wickedly funny in the role of Jessica and she was a delightful character actor.
     
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    Soap... what a show :) And she was part of the reason I got caught up in the show. RIP
     
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    Indeed. The great thing about the way she played Jessica was that although Jessica was hopelessly clueless much of the time, she was LIKEABLE, where she could have been gratingly annoying. Takes a talented actor to successfully pull that off.
     
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    It's one of those shows that, when looking back on it, you appreciate how ahead of its time it really was. I knew when it aired that it was groundbreaking, but the passage of time has put it in its proper place among great shows.
    One of a kind. :)
     
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    Actor Nathaniel Taylor, Rollo from Sanford and Son, dies at 80 following a heart attack.

    I loved the show, and always got a kick out of the way Rollo rubbed Fred the wrong way. :)
     
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    OT: I'm hoping actors lifestyles are way more dangerous than mine. I expect to live until at least 100.
     
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    There are some actors, like Kirk Douglas, who are 100+.

    Besides, it's a lot about genes--what does your family tree look like? If it's full of 90+ people, you're on your way--unless poor lifestyle choices (smoking, obesity, drinking to excess, riding motorcycles on freeways without a helmet) say otherwise. :)
     
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    You can't beat the genes. But for me it's about quality of health as you get older, and I believe that lifestyle choices have a big effect on that.
     
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    Janice Freeman, who competed on The Voice, has died at only 33, apparently from Lupus. She leaves behind a husband and child.

    Condolences to her family...she was way too young. :(
     
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    I saw that he had a stroke, but assumed he would recover. :(
     
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    RIP to Keith at 49 and Luke at 52.

    I’m suddenly feeling old.
     
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    I'm just shocked that, as already noted, Luke Perry has died. What the ____ is going on...all these young people...30s, 40s, 50s... :(
     
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    Trust me, you're not the only one. I'm feeling downright ancient right now.
     
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    We all did. When we heard that paramedics were at his house, and then he had had a stroke and was in the hospital, no one thought he'd DIE from it. Young, fit, you just don't expect that, considering it's common to hear of much older people who rehabilitate after strokes.
     
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    It really depends on four things:
    1. Where in the brain the stroke is,
    2. What type of stroke it is,
    3. How widespread the damage is,
    and especially,
    4. How quickly proper medical attention is reached.

    The last has become really critical in the last couple of decades as there are amazing treatments now available, but if it’s delayed very long then the treatment is mostly useless.

    Not long after those pioneering treatments became available James Dobson had a massive hemorrhagic stroke, but he was with others who recognized the signs and got him to medical attention who treated him very quickly. He recovered quickly and completely. If he’d had that stroke a decade earlier, he likely would have died, and had he survived he would have been seriously debilitated the rest of his life.

    There aren’t a lot of details about Luke’s stroke, other than 911 responded to a call about a possible stroke. Not sure how much time elapsed between symptoms and the call or how long overall it was before he was treated. Still, there are some strokes that are so devastating that the odds are stacked, even if timely, proper treatment is rendered.

    Still, it is absolutely critical to recognize the signs of stroke, and if there’s any question at all, seek immediate treatment. If you’re wrong, you’ve thrown away some money, but if you’re right, you’ve saved your future.

    Here’s a brief article and a good, quick test:

    https://www.webmd.com/stroke/guide/signs-of-stroke
     
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    According to the local news I'm watching (on KCBS), Perry was responsive when the paramedics arrived. He quickly deteriorated. Doctors sedated him to give his brain a chance to recover, but it had been a massive stroke, and its damage was done.

    Excellent post, by the way, @rootabaga.
     
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    Former contestant on Australian Idol, Kate Cook, has died at 36, and the subtext of the reports is that she took her own life.

    I’ve struggled with depression more than once in my life, so I can appreciate the overwhelming, seemingly never-ending-sense-of-hopelessness spiral into which one can get sucked. But the loss of life..,that’s the ultimate tragedy. Life is the only real gift we ever have, and to give it up because things seem hopeless...is actually a cruelly-ironic self-fulfilling prophecy. Once you’re gone, it’s completely true that there is no hope.

    If you’re struggling in that way, just remember that so long as you are here, however hopeless things may seem, however dark it may appear, there is always, *always* a pinpoint of light. Please, just keep looking for it, and then focus on it with all of your might.

    RIP, Kate. I’m sorry you lost sight of the light.

    https://apple.news/ATGzGAPWxRPWS-PSiV0hBzw
     
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    King Kong Bundy, for those who watched wrestling in the 80/90's, he was great.
     
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    I just read about this and was shocked.

    Besides wrestling, he cleverly appeared in Married...with Children. (Get it? Bundy? :D)

    WTF is going on with these endless deaths lately...
     
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    Lead singer of Prodigy passed away.
    Keith Flint.
     
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    Yes, the sad news was posted recently.
     

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