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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #585 on: November 11, 2022, 09:04:24 AM »
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This one hit much harder than I was prepared for.

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Same; really shocking to me.  In the pantheon of "Batman actors" I put Kevin Conroy up there with the best of 'em; I mean, I'd put his Batman over freaking George Clooney (which when I told him that once at Comic-Con he lol'ed, thanked me, and chuckled at the fact that in the acting world people consider him well above Clooney)!

What a loss  :(

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« Reply #586 on: November 11, 2022, 09:26:13 AM »
Oh man, this one totally sucks.
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« Reply #587 on: November 11, 2022, 09:49:10 AM »
Comedian You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, known for his watermelon smashing bit.  Saw him live, was so awesome.
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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #588 on: November 11, 2022, 11:22:12 AM »
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Comedian You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, known for his watermelon smashing bit.  Saw him live, was so awesome.

How far away did you sit? 

I remember seeing his performance on television.  People would actually sit all the way up front, but would have plastic drop cloths in their laps ready to pull them over their heads when he would go to smash his watermelons.  He would try to fake them out sometimes.  To see their reactions was hysterical.  He was an original.
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« Reply #589 on: November 11, 2022, 11:38:16 AM »
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How far away did you sit? 

I remember seeing his performance on television.  People would actually sit all the way up front, but would have plastic drop clothes in their laps ready to pull them over their heads when he would go to smash his watermelons.  He would try to fake them out sometimes.  To see their reactions was hysterical.  He was an original.
I was one of those up front...he was something.
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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #590 on: November 20, 2022, 02:47:40 PM »
Greg Bear passed away due to complications with heart surgery. I’ll admit, I’ve only ever read one of his books — his Foundation book — but I do own a couple others that I’ve never got around to. I think I will make time for them soon.

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« Reply #591 on: November 20, 2022, 07:57:49 PM »
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Greg Bear passed away due to complications with heart surgery. I’ll admit, I’ve only ever read one of his books — his Foundation book — but I do own a couple others that I’ve never got around to. I think I will make time for them soon.

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That's a gut check.  He was one of my favorite authors and a mainstay at comic fest.  I didn't know him but I've talked to him enough times that I feel like I do.  He would often be hanging out and up for a chat.  The Killer Bs just won't be the same.

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #592 on: November 22, 2022, 06:24:42 PM »
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powerrangers Ranger Nation, we mourn together. Today, we celebrate the heart, strength, and raw talent that Jason David Frank brought to Power Rangers as Tommy Oliver. We’re inspired by all of the beautiful tributes to JDF that have been shared over the last few days. He was truly a legend among us and we will miss him. May the Power protect him, always.

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #593 on: November 26, 2022, 11:22:57 AM »
Irene Cara, made famous by the 1980 song “Fame” and the 1983 song “What a Feeling” from the movie “Flashdance,” passed away at her home in Florida.  She was 63.  Before that in the 1970s, she appeared in movies “Aaron Loves Angela” (1974) and “Sparkle” (1976).  I had a boyhood crush on her when she was a regular on PBS’ “The Electric Company” in 1971-72.  I had the pleasure of meeting her in person when The Short Circus from “The Electric Company” made an appearance at FAO Schwartz in New York in 1974.  I was in fourth grade back then.

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #594 on: November 26, 2022, 04:43:25 PM »
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Irene Cara, made famous by the 1980 song “Fame” and the 1983 song “What a Feeling” from the movie “Flashdance,” passed away at her home in Florida.  She was 63.  Before that in the 1970s, she appeared in movies “Aaron Loves Angela” (1974) and “Sparkle” (1976).  I had a boyhood crush on her when she was a regular on PBS’ “The Electric Company” in 1971-72.  I had the pleasure of meeting her in person when The Short Circus from “The Electric Company” made an appearance at FAO Schwartz in New York in 1974.  I was in fourth grade back then.

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in addition to performing a few songs on the FAME soundtrack (both of its top singles that helped the OST album a big success), she was the star of the film (or at least as big of a star as one can be in the ensemble cast).  She won an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe for co-writing "What A Feeling."
I honestly didn't know most of her bio other than her movie role in FAME: a film that I really dig as a musician/music student (though not at a performing arts HS).  I've known plenty of folks who go to film or drama school with big dreams that never quite get realized for one reason or another (most reasons: breaking in as an actor is _incredibly_ difficult - hell, breaking in as any professional artist is incredibly difficult), and I always empathized with her and her classmates' struggles in FAME.  She seemed like a very talented performer, and it's always a shame to see someone die young: she was 63

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« Reply #595 on: November 30, 2022, 12:17:08 PM »
Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac passed away.  She was 79.

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #596 on: December 01, 2022, 09:19:22 AM »
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Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac passed away.  She was 79.

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What a bummer.  I love the story about the Fleetwood Mac song “You Make Loving Fun” that she wrote:
she was having martial problems, and having an affair with Fleetwood Mac's lighting designer (who was their main lighting designer through 2019!).  She wrote “You Make Loving Fun” about how happy having sex with the lighting guy made her, and when her husband asked she said the song was written about how  happy her dog makes her.  They divorced shortly after, the song was a it, and the band played it nearly every night  :P

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #597 on: December 05, 2022, 12:16:39 AM »
Bob McGrath, who was one of the original cast members as Bob on "Sesame Street," passed away at his home in New Jersey after complications from a stroke.  He was 90.

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« Reply #598 on: December 05, 2022, 09:14:30 AM »
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Bob McGrath, who was one of the original cast members as Bob on "Sesame Street," passed away at his home in New Jersey after complications from a stroke.  He was 90.

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This one oddly made me more sad than most.  In the pantheon of "celebrities I have zero personal relation to that made me legit sad when they died" off the top of my head there's Stanley Kubrick (mostly because I knew he was still in the process of a finishing a film), Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the Beastie Boys (they are the band I've likely dug the longest: a fan since their first album came out in the 1980's when I was in middle school up until the end, with Yauch being one I admired the most not only for his lyrical talents but his activism and film producer/distributor nature that brought several great films in theaters that might not have otherwise), and now Bob.

That original cast of The Sesame Street was my first 'schooling,' almost certainly put it in my young 1970's brain that tolerance should be the norm not acceptance, that being different was totally OK, etc.  It blew me away to realize that Bob was still a cast member into the mid 20-teens; that dedication to that work is astounding, reaching longevity that most teachers don't get to.  Even as a middle aged adult I feel like those OG cast members at least (I don't know any of the newer ones but I presume the same) 100% believed in their 'mission' of educating children in all aspects of life and I have nothing but admiration and respect for Bob and his fellow castmates who totally made a difference in millions of children's lives over the years

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #599 on: December 05, 2022, 05:46:42 PM »
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kirstiealley To all our friends, far and wide around the world…

We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.

She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.

We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.

Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.

We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.

With love always,

True and Lillie Parker

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