April 2019 obituaries

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April 2019 obituaries

Unread postby Garry K » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:47 am

The Ghoul (aka Ron Sweed) has died. Oh, no! Who is going to abuse Froggie? Who will make Cheez Whiz jokes?

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-tvs-ron-the-ghoul-sweed-dies-at-age-70

The Ghoul was supposed to make a personal appearance while hosting some horror-type movies at the Redford Theatre in Detroit around last Halloween, but he had to cancel at the last minute. While the Redford Theatre didn't announce to the public that Mr. Sweed was having heart problems, we of the Redford's volunteer staff were informed.

When The Ghoul's show was on Detroit TV in the early 1970s, we would have people over for parties to watch his show. Usually, the movies were so bad we would turn down the sound and play music on the stereo. But then when the Ghoul's segments were on TV, we would turn off the stereo and turn up the sound on the TV.

Fortunately, you can buy Ghoul merchandise at http://www.theghoul.com/merchandise/stuff.html, including videos of him from his TV shows.
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Unread postby Garry K » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:13 pm

Dan Robbins has died. He was the artist who invented the "paint by the numbers" kits in the 1950s.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/04/artist-created-paint-numbers-pictures-dies/39299597/

Is there anyone who was a kid (or maybe an adult?) in the 1950s/1960s who *didn't* paint at least one of those kits? :-)

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Unread postby AARR » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:43 pm

I'm guilty as charged :D
Garry K wrote:Is there anyone who was a kid (or maybe an adult?) in the 1950s/1960s who *didn't* paint at least one of those kits? :-)

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Re: April 2019 obituaries

Unread postby Garry K » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:29 am

Speaking of "The Ghoul," the Redford Theatre will have a tribute to The Ghoul on Thursday, April 18, at 8:00 pm.

https://redfordtheatre.com/events/a-redford-theatre-tribute-to-ron-the-ghoul-sweed/

Come and check it out! I'll be there, for sure.

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Re: April 2019 obituaries

Unread postby TSB » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:53 pm

AARR wrote:I'm guilty as charged :D
Garry K wrote:Is there anyone who was a kid (or maybe an adult?) in the 1950s/1960s who *didn't* paint at least one of those kits? :-)

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I did NOT paint one.
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Re: April 2019 obituaries

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:01 pm

TSB wrote:
AARR wrote:I'm guilty as charged :D
Garry K wrote:Is there anyone who was a kid (or maybe an adult?) in the 1950s/1960s who *didn't* paint at least one of those kits? :-)

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I did NOT paint one.


I thought your avatar was one. :)
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Re: April 2019 obituaries

Unread postby trnwatcher » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:23 pm

The last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders has passed away at age 103.

https://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20190 ... ses-at-103
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Re: April 2019 obituaries

Unread postby Jochs » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:29 am

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Unread postby Jochs » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:20 pm

R.I.P. author and paranormal investigator, Lorraine Warren (92.)
https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-lorraine-warren-author-and-paranormal-investiga-1834169396
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Unread postby GTW6401 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:24 pm

Former Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek died April 25th at age 79.
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Unread postby Jochs » Fri May 03, 2019 12:32 am

R.I.P. Peter Mayhew, 74, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars Movie. He died this past Tuesday, 4/30/19, at his home in North Texas with his family by his side.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/peter-mayhew-chewbacca-star-wars-dies-at-74-1207099
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