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Author:  Rumpole [ Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:22 pm ]
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Rock'n'roll legend Leon Russell dies at 74


Leon Russell, an America rock'n'roll hall of famer, died in his sleep at the age of 74 in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was famed for his "gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music", his website says.

Russell played anonymously as a studio pianist in the 1960s before his breakthrough in the 1970s.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011. Elton John has called him his "biggest influence as a piano player, a singer and a songwriter".

...more at link

Author:  Rumpole [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:36 pm ]
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Music world pays tribute to Greg Lake of 1970s prog rock icons Emerson, Lake & Palmer after he dies from cancer aged 69

  • Lake passed away yesterday after a long 'stubborn' battle with cancer
  • News comes nine months after his bandmate Keith Emerson died
  • Lake was known as one of the founding fathers of progressive rock

By Alex Matthews For Mailonline
Published: 23:41 +11:00, 8 December 2016 | Updated: 04:10 +11:00, 9 December 2016


Greg Lake of progressive rock icons Emerson, Lake and Palmer has died aged 69.

Lake passed away yesterday after a 'long and stubborn battle with cancer', announced his manager Stewart Young.

His death comes just nine months after the death of his bandmate, Keith Emerson.

....more at link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4SGdRlQi9

Author:  WKC [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:40 pm ]
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This was a true musician. Sorry he is gone.

Author:  Rumpole [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:46 pm ]
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I was attracted to "King Crimson"... then ELP... Greg Lake's, voice a feature of both.

I have posted a few songs in the "Listening" Thread

Author:  Rumpole [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:30 pm ]
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John Glenn dead at 95
Posted 3:22 pm, December 8, 2016, by CNN Wire and Web Staff, Updated at 03:27PM, December 8, 2016


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died, according to the Columbus Dispatch. He was 95.

Glenn was hospitalized “more than a week ago,” according to Ohio State University spokesman Hank Wilson.

Glenn had heart valve replacement surgery in 2014.

He became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.

...more at link

Author:  Molly [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:59 pm ]
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FOX did an amazing write-up on him. Enjoyed reading it.

What a wonderful and long life John Glenn experienced.

RIP :rose

Author:  WKC [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:14 pm ]
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Author:  Rumpole [ Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:54 pm ]
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead: Hungarian Actress and Socialite Dies at 99
December 18, 2016 @ 5:55 PM
By Nicholas Hautman


Zsa Zsa Gabor died of heart failure on Sunday, December 18, a family friend confirms to Us Weekly. She was 99.

The Hungarian actress and socialite's longtime publicist Ed Lozzi told Variety she died in her Bel Air mansion and had been on life support for five years.

...more at link
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-new ... 99-w456646

Author:  Molly [ Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:56 am ]
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Status Quo's Rick Parfitt dies aged 68
By Nick Serpell | BBC News | December 24, 2016


Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said.

He died from a severe infection after being admitted to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury.

Parfitt had been due to launch a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017.

He has suffered a series of health problems including having to undergo a quadruple heart bypass in 1997.

In October, the musician said he would no longer be performing with his band after suffering from a heart attack in the summer.

Rick is survived by his wife Lyndsay, their twins Tommy and Lily and Rick's adult children Rick Jnr and Harry, a statement from the family said.

More at link: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38427459

Author:  Rumpole [ Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:59 pm ]
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George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53


Singer George Michael has died at the age of 53, his publicist has said.

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have "passed away peacefully at home" in Goring, Oxfordshire.

Thames Valley Police say they are treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.

His former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said he was "heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend".

...more at link

Author:  Rumpole [ Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:05 pm ]
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Carrie Fisher Dead at 60
12/27/2016 9:52 AM PST


Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning ... days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX ... a family spokesperson has confirmed.

TMZ broke the story ... Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX Friday when she suffered the heart attack 15 minutes before landing. People on the plane tell TMZ she appeared lifeless.

A passenger who's an EMT performed CPR on Carrie and once the flight landed, paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center where she remained in intensive care until her death.

The family had said she was in "stable condition" but we're told she was not responsive after her medical emergency.

...more at link

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:29 pm ]
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Debbie Reynolds dies, aged 84, one day after daughter Carrie Fisher


Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, famed actor and author Carrie Fisher.

Her death was confirmed to the Associated Press by her son, Todd Fisher. He told Variety: “She wanted to be with Carrie.”

Reynolds’ death caps a tragic week for her family. On Friday, Fisher reportedly suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Reynolds posted on her Facebook page that Fisher was in stable condition on Christmas Day. Fisher died two days later.

Reynolds died just hours after she was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center from her son’s house in Beverly Hills on Wednesday afternoon.

...more at link
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/d ... her-mother

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:39 pm ]
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Mary Tyler Moore, beloved TV actress, dies at 80
By Lisa France, CNN
Updated 2033 GMT (0433 HKT) January 25, 2017


(CNN) Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died Wednesday at the age of 80, her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum said.
"Today beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," she said. "A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile."

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuted in 1970 and starred the actress as Mary Richards, a single 30-something career woman at a Minneapolis TV station. The series was hailed by feminists and fans alike as the first modern woman's sitcom.
But that wasn't the role which catapulted her into stardom.
Moore first found fame playing Laura Petrie, the wife on the "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which ran for five seasons beginning in 1961.

...more at link
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/25/enter ... index.html

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:55 pm ]
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Farewell to a Hollywood legend: Sir John Hurt, who starred in The Elephant Man and Harry Potter, dies aged 77 after a battle with cancer as tributes pour in to 'the most gentlemanly of gentlemen'

  • Elephant Man star, 77, had acclaimed career that spanned more than six decades
  • He beat pancreatic cancer in 2015, but continued to suffer from health problems
  • Actor was infamous for his wild lifestyle in earlier years and married four times
  • Turned to drink after watching partner of 16 years die in a horse-riding accident
  • His wife, Anwen, paid tribute to a 'gentlemanly' man with the 'greatest of hearts'
  • Tributes for the actor poured in from Mel Brooks, Elijah Woods, Bonnie Wright, Chris Evans, Stephen Colbert and Stephen Fry

By Rachael Burford and Jj Nattrass and James Dunn and Anthony Joseph for MailOnline and Jessica Chia For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:05 +11:00, 28 January 2017 | Updated: 04:09 +11:00, 29 January 2017


Sir John Hurt, who won Oscar nominations for the Elephant Man and captured the hearts of millions for his roles in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, has died.

The star, one of Britain's most treasured actors, died aged 77 at his home in Norfolk after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, it was revealed today.

His widow, Anwen Hurt, today said it will be 'a strange world' with out the actor, whose death has prompted an outpouring of grief from the showbusiness industry, with director Mel Brooks and J K Rowling among those paying tribute.

Mrs Hurt added: 'John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him.'

Sir John was well known for roles including Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, the title role in The Elephant Man and wand merchant Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.

...more at link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ed-77.html

Author:  Molly [ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:06 pm ]
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Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66
By FOX NEWS | February 23, 2017, 9:26AM


Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness.

Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement:

    Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.

Bill Hemmer announced the sad news this morning on "America's Newsroom," which then aired a tribute package from Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, his former co-host on "Hannity & Colmes."

In a statement this morning, Hannity called Alan Colmes "one of life's most decent, kind and wonderful people you'd ever want to meet."

More at link: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/23/a ... es-dies-66

Author:  Rumpole [ Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:23 pm ]
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Biting my tongue.. but I can't resist saying..... good riddance!

He was a Lying asshole and left wing propagandist

I wonder if he repented on his death-bed?

Renounce George Soros and all his works.

Fox news (and the universe) just got a tiny bit MORE "fair and balanced"... removing activist Libtards one at a time.

Author:  Molly [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:17 pm ]
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Larry McMurtry selling typewriters used for 'Lonesome Dove'
By The Associated Press | February 2, 2017


DALLAS (AP) — Larry McMurtry is selling the two typewriters he used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove."

Heritage Auctions is offering up the typewriters in New York City next week. The Dallas-based auction house expects them to sell Wednesday for about $20,000.

McMurtry told The Associated Press he "just decided that it would be fun" to sell them at auction, "and I actually have too many typewriters."

The author and screenwriter said he still writes on a typewriter and has about 15 of them.

While writing "Lonesome Dove," a tale of a cattle drive in the 1870s, he kept one typewriter in his hometown of Archer City, Texas, and the other in Washington, D.C. The 80-year-old now splits his time between Tucson, Arizona, and Archer City.

Source: https://apnews.com/0c7e6520630f4c4ba66556f0d83a83f5

Author:  WKC [ Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:16 pm ]
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Interesting tidbit...

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:28 pm ]
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Belated Obituary... a "celeb" from my youth.....

Musician Ray Columbus has died at 74 video
Last updated 20:44, November 29 2016

Ray Columbus and the Invaders played from 1964-1966.

Legendary rocker Ray Columbus has died. He was 74.

According to a release from Columbus' agent, the 60s icon died "peacefully at his home north of Auckland on Tuesday after a four year battle with ill health."

He was the first Kiwi to record an overseas number 1 single, gave the world a signature dance move, and mentored a host of successful local entertainers.

Columbus leaves behind two children, three grandchildren and his loving wife Linda.

....more at link
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/mu ... pp-android

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:15 pm ]
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Chuck Berry, Rock & Roll Innovator, Dead at 90

Police reported that they attempted to revive the guitar player and singer-songwriter but that he was unresponsive

By David Browne


Chuck Berry, whose rollicking songs, springy guitar riffs and onstage duck walk defined rock & roll during its early years and for decades to come, died on Saturday. The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed the news on Facebook. Berry was 90 years old.

"St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18)," the Facebook post reads. "Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m." It went on to confirm that the man was Berry and added that his family was requesting privacy at this time.

While the exact cause of death is currently unknown, Berry's son, Charles Jr., recently told Rolling Stone that he had suffered a bout of pneumonia. "Now what i can say is he's a 90-year-old man," he said. "And like most 90-year-old men, he has good days and he has bad days. In the not too distant past, he had a bout with pneumonia. He's recovering, but it's a much slower process for him to recover

...more at link
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... dead-at-90

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