December Obituaries 2021

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Oxford — The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has identified the three students killed in Tuesday afternoon's mass shooting at Oxford High School.

Late Tuesday, authorities said Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Tate Myre, 16, as the three students who lost their lives following a five-minute rampage at the Oakland County high school.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard said their families have been notified and each family has been assigned a deputy to remain as long as they need and "to provide the protection they deserve."

https://amp.detroitnews.com/amp/8817875002

It is absolutely devastating to tell this, Madisyn is my friends’ cousin, and I knew her, she was always the life of every Christmas party her cousin hosted, her life was taken too early and she had big dreams, END SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. NOW.
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Marcus Lamb, CEO of Daystar Television, the 2nd largest Christian television network, died yesterday at age 64. (Of Covid)
Articles say the company hosted many videos with anti-vaccine statements, and he used ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to try to help.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/anti- ... entnewsntp
Company borrowed $3.9 million for covid relief (PPP), and bought a private jet after receiving funds. Investigated by Inside Edition and then paid the loan back.
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In other related news, William Hartmann dead at 63 from Covid. He was part of the Wayne County board of canvassers that initially refused to certify the election results in 2020. I remember seeing the pics of him from that timeframe. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 814707002/
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David Collins wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:30 am
Oxford — The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has identified the three students killed in Tuesday afternoon's mass shooting at Oxford High School.

Late Tuesday, authorities said Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Tate Myre, 16, as the three students who lost their lives following a five-minute rampage at the Oakland County high school.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard said their families have been notified and each family has been assigned a deputy to remain as long as they need and "to provide the protection they deserve."

https://amp.detroitnews.com/amp/8817875002

It is absolutely devastating to tell this, Madisyn is my friends’ cousin, and I knew her, she was always the life of every Christmas party her cousin hosted, her life was taken too early and she had big dreams, END SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. NOW.
A 4th victim has died.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 822865002/

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Chip wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:51 pm
A 4th victim has died.
Pontiac — A fourth victim has died in Tuesday's shooting at Oxford High School, police announced Wednesday. Justin Shilling was 17. He died about 10 a.m. at McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, according to authorities.
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Wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant fatally shot in Beverly Hills home
She was a local philanthropist and her husband was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
https://www.foxnews.com/us/clarence-ava ... erly-hills
Not a COVID death
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Eddie Mekka, 'Laverne & Shirley' actor, dies at 69
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/eddie ... d=msedgntp
Mekka died at his home in Newhall, California, his brother, Warren Mekjian, told NBC News. It was unclear how or when he died, but Mekjian said there was no indication his death was suspicious and that he died on Friday or Saturday.
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'America's Got Talent' star Jay Jay Phillips dead at 30. The rocker was battling COVID-19.
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/a ... llips-dead
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From November, but the thread is locked.
R.I.P. Veteran Actor Lou Cuttell, who was 91. He died on Nov 21st.
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Glenn "Rip" Van Winkle of Alexander Scale Models.
https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/g ... d=31754384
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Bob Dole was a WWII hero and carried his battle scars the rest of his life
Bob Dole lived through Nazi gunfire during World War II, carrying the wounds for the rest of his life

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Ron Bashista, founder and owner of S scale model manufacturer American Models, reportedly passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 4, according to news items on several model railroad discussion boards.
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Stonewall Jackson, country artist with the Grand Ole Opry, dead at 89
The 'Waterloo' artist performed with the Grand Ole Opry for roughly 50 years
Country artist Stonewall Jackson, known for his time on the Grand Ole Opry stage for more than five decades, died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with vascular dementia at age 89.
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/s ... ry-dead-89
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Skilyr Hicks, ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant, dies at 23
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/skily ... d=msedgntp
The cause and circumstances of death are not immediately clear. Jodi said that the young musician had been battling mental health issues, including substance abuse and depression.
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Masayuki Uemura (20 June 1943 – 6 December 2021) was a Japanese engineer, video game producer, and professor. He was known for his work as an employee of Nintendo from 1971 to 2004.

https://www.cnet.com/news/legendary-nin ... ies-at-78/

"Masayuki Uemura, the legendary designer and engineer behind Nintendo's early home gaming consoles, died Monday at the age of 78.

Uemura played a central role in the creation of the Nintendo Famicom and Super Famicom during the 1980s. The Famicon and Super Famicon are also known as the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, respectively."
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RIP Al Unser, one of only 4 drivers to win the Indy 500 4 times after a 17 year battle with cancer at 82

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 461808001/

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Michael Nesmith of the Monkees at 78 of natural causes
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Former NFL receiver and Super Bowl 50 champion Demaryius Thomas at 33. Appears to be a "medical issue"

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/10/us/demar ... index.html

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Anne Rice, author of ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ dead at 80

https://nypost.com/2021/12/12/anne-rice ... as-80/amp/
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Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, dead at 80
Her son confirmed her death on social media
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/a ... ovels-dead
Rice died due to complications from a stroke, her son Christopher Rice announced on her Facebook page and his Twitter page.
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R.I.P. Mexican singer Vincente Fernández, "Don Chente," who passed away today at the age of 81.
https://wgntv.com/news/vicente-fernande ... B6o6qpGNVw
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