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Sunday, 8 November 2020

Alex Trebek, beloved 'Jeopardy!' host, dies after cancer battle at age 80

quote [ The legendary game show figure was best known his soothing voice and understated humor. ]

Better Alex Trebek, I don't answer
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:48pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

quote [ He was the first to bring the role to the big screen and appeared in seven of the spy thrillers. ]

Drunk as Sean Connery at the Bonavie
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:53pmGMT] [44 comments]

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

James Randi has died.

quote [ We are very sad to say that James Randi passed away yesterday, due to age-related causes.
He had an Amazing life. We will miss him.
Please respect Deyvi Pea?s privacy during this difficult time. ]

James Randi, a large figure in the scientific skeptic community who did a lot to combat frauds and pseudoscience, has passed away.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@9:36pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Eddie Van Halen, Legendary Guitarist, Dies at 65

quote [ He had been battling cancer for years ]

Eddie Van Halen made young fingers itch
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[by ScoobySnacks@7:48pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 3 September 2020

David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged 59

quote [ On Thursday Graeber?s wife, the artist and writer Nika Dubrovsky, announced on Twitter that Graeber had died in hospital in Venice the previous day. The cause of death is not yet known.

Renowned for his biting and incisive writing about bureaucracy, politics and capitalism, Graeber was a leading figure in the Occupy Wall Street movement and professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE) at the time of his death. His final book, The Dawn of Everything: a New History of Humanity, written with David Wengrove, will be published in autumn 2021. ]

Damn, that's a shame. My ToRead list still has a number of his titles on it. Wink, wink. Nudge nudge.
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[by steele@8:31pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 29 August 2020

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

quote [ Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel?s blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43. ]

Damn, this is hitting a lot of my friends pretty hard. :(
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[by steele@1:40pmGMT] [12 comments]

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Regis Philbin, television personality, has died at 88

quote [ Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin has died, according to a statement shared by his family on Saturday. He was 88 years old. ]

16,746.50 hours on on US television, thats a lot of tv.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@4:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 18 July 2020

RIP John Lewis

quote [ Representative John Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality, and who then carried a mantle of moral authority into Congress, died on Friday. He was 80. ]

I'm not from the US, nor do I live there...but still I'm saddened.
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[by Bob Denver@10:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

quote [ Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49.

Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," a representative for Discovery said in a statement on Monday. ]

Brain aneurysms are scary :(
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[by damnit@5:58amGMT] [2 comments]

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