April, 2020 Obituaries.

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April, 2020 Obituaries.

Unread postby Jochs » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 pm

R.I.P. Adam Schesinger, 52, emmy winner and Fountains of Wayne cofounder. He died this morning from complications from COVID-19.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/adam-schlesinger-dies-coronavirus-complications-221426865.html
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Unread postby Trainman2223 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:20 am

Jeff Grosso Dead: Legendary Skateboarder Dies at 51

https://heavy.com/sports/2020/04/jeff-grosso-death/
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Unread postby 9xs » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:03 am

Julie Bennett, voice of Cindy Bear (Yogi's girlfriend) at 88

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Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:29 pm

Bill Withers. 70s era musician was 81.

Famous for songs Aint No Sunshine and Lovely Day.

World keeps going around was my favorite song of his.
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Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:34 am

Tom Dempsey, legendary NFL kicker, dead after coronavirus bout at age 73
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tom-dempsey-legendary-nfl-kicker-dead-after-coronavirus-bout-at-age-73
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Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:13 pm

Actress Patricia Bosworth dead at 86 due to coronavirus (another actress I never heard of :? )
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/actress-patricia-bosworth-dead-coronavirus
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Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:45 pm

Michigan ER nurse dies alone at home from coronavirus:
https://www.foxnews.com/us/detroit-er-nurse-dies-alone-at-home-from-coronavirus
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Unread postby trnwatcher » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:31 pm

Honor Blackman dies at 94. She was best known for playing "Pu**y" Galore in Goldfinger. Her family noted in their press release that her death was from natural causes and not corona virus related.

https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/06/female part/
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Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:43 pm

Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline died today at age 85.
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Unread postby Garry K » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:44 pm

Al Kaline's obit at The Detroit News: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/04/06/al-kaline-mr-tiger-and-baseball-hall-famer-dies-85/2956782001/.

My first baseball glove in the late 1950s was an "Al Kaline" model. It was one of the old, flat "pancake" gloves. As a kid, I used to wonder how anyone could actually catch anything with a glove like that!

And it's a shame that today's pro (and college) athletes can't all have class and act like gentlemen like Mr. Kaline.

Here is Al getting his 3,000th hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X91njDARL4.

And WDIV has a nice video tribute to Al at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSyJ-VwoesA.

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Unread postby AARR » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:20 pm

‘Gomer Pyle’ actor Forrest Compton dead at 94 from coronavirus complications
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/gomer-pyle-forrest-compton-dead-coronavirus
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Unread postby Trainman2223 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:00 am

John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies at 73

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment ... r-BB12ibT0
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Unread postby Garry K » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:55 pm

Mort Drucker died at age 91. He was most famous as a Mad Magazine artist. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2020/04/09/mad-magazine-illustrator-mort-drucker-dies/111529684/

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Unread postby Garry K » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:39 pm

Stirling Moss, ex-Formula 1 driver, has died at age 90. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/formula1/stirling-moss-death-age-cause-f1-racer-dead-a9461296.html

A video tribute to Moss at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVpg5ubvyM. (Why do they always have to put stupid music in the background?)

Of course, whenever I think of race-car drivers, I think of the great quote from Rene Arnoux (who drove for different Formula 1 teams, mostly in the 1980s. Someone who interviewed Arnoux asked him what the difference was between tennis players and racing drivers. Arnoux answered, "A tennis player needs a racquet and balls. The race-car driver doesn't need a racquet!"

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Unread postby J T » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:14 pm

Garry K wrote:A video tribute to Moss at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVpg5ubvyM. (Why do they always have to put stupid music in the background?)


That music is subtle and pleasant. Very fitting for the video. Nothing stupid about it. :)
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Unread postby Jochs » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:33 am

R.I.P. Tony Award winning actor Brian Dennehy. He died on 4/15/20 of cardiac arrest at the age of 81.
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Unread postby Jochs » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:58 pm

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Unread postby Garry K » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:59 pm

Robin Seymour has died at age 94. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/17/iconic-radio-dj-tv-host-robin-seymour-dies-94/5158326002/

For those who are too young to remember Mr. Seymour, or who did not grow up in the Detroit area back in the 1960s, he was a DJ on local Detroit-area radio stations. He also hosted "Swingin' Time," Detroit's own local "American Bandstand type of show (although the studio was in Windsor, Ontario). A lot of local bands got to play music on Swingin' Time. There's an early clip of Bob Seger on Swingin' Time at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMUrxXwL-NM (lip-synced, of course). And here's the Rationals on Swingin' Time at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW9DDIfmDUk.

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Unread postby Jochs » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:06 pm

R.I.P. Tom Lester, 81. He is best known for his role as Eb Dawson on the TV show "Green Acres."
https://www.wjtv.com/news/green-acres-star-and-mississippi-native-passes-away/
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Unread postby Trainman2223 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:32 am

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Const. Heidi Stevenson.

EOW 4-19-2020.

Const. Heidi Stevenson was identified Sunday by the RCMP as the officer killed while responding to the call about an active shooter. She was a 23-year member of the force and a mother of two children, one in Grade 6 and the other in Grade 8.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nova-s ... -1.5539000
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