April, 2020 Obituaries.

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April, 2020 Obituaries.

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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/ada ... 26865.html
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Jeff Grosso Dead: Legendary Skateboarder Dies at 51

https://heavy.com/sports/2020/04/jeff-grosso-death/
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Julie Bennett, voice of Cindy Bear (Yogi's girlfriend) at 88

https://deadline.com/2020/04/julie-benn ... 202898851/

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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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Tom Dempsey, legendary NFL kicker, dead after coronavirus bout at age 73
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tom-demp ... -at-age-73
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Actress Patricia Bosworth dead at 86 due to coronavirus (another actress I never heard of :? )
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/a ... oronavirus
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Michigan ER nurse dies alone at home from coronavirus:
https://www.foxnews.com/us/detroit-er-n ... oronavirus
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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/honor-bl ... -avengers/
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Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline died today at age 85.

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Al Kaline's obit at The Detroit News: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 956782001/.

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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‘Gomer Pyle’ actor Forrest Compton dead at 94 from coronavirus complications
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John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies at 73

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Mort Drucker died at age 91. He was most famous as a Mad Magazine artist. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obitu ... 111529684/

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Stirling Moss, ex-Formula 1 driver, has died at age 90. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/mot ... 61296.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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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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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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R.I.P. cartoon animator Gene Deitch, 95. Deitch was known for such cartoons as Tom and Jerry and Popeye.
https://comicbook.com/irl/2020/04/18/ge ... qzytQcpEVc
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Robin Seymour has died at age 94. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 158326002/

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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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-s ... sses-away/
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R.I.P:
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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