Bring Out Your Dead! The celebrity death thread....

apple44

In the 80s, Cokie's older sister, Barbara, was pretty well-known in NJ politics. She lost a bid for the Senate and was elected Princeton's mayor. She lost an eye to cancer and would appear at events with an eye patch, once with a campaign sticker on it. She died in her early 50s.


musicmz

annielou said:

Eddie Money 70

 We just saw him a few (7!) summers ago at the QuickChek Balloon Festival.  After that, he did one of those tongue-in-cheek Geico commercials as a travel agent offering "Two Tickets to Paradise."


phenixrising

Suzanne Whang, who viewers came to love as the voice and face of "House Hunters" for nearly a decade, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, according to her agent.

She was 56.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/20/entertainment/suzanne-whang-obit/index.html


joanne

Jacques Chirac. (Aged only 86years, I thought he'd be older)


mjc

Robert Hunter, writer for the Grateful Dead, age 78.

Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/robert-hunter-grateful-dead-dead-889788/


joanne

mjc said:

Robert Hunter, writer for the Grateful Dead, age 78.

Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/robert-hunter-grateful-dead-dead-889788/

 No! I only just read earlier this evening  that he was so unwell.


annielou

Diahann Carroll, 84


joanne

Gosh. LOL

Kind of speechless at this news, not sure why. 

ETA: some lovely obits have been written, this one is really nice

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49936867


joanne

Is it wrong that my first impulse is to come here, to verify news like this???

Seriously, Ginger Baker too? LOL 


chalmers

Toss some confetti in memory of comedian Rip Taylor, dead at 84.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/06/entertainment/rip-taylor-death/index.html


joanne

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, has died. 

I can't imagine the courage it must have taken to have complete trust that that 5metre rope would hold secure and he would complete his mission with no untoward incident. Awe-inspiring. 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-12/alexei-leonov-first-human-to-walk-in-space-dies-aged-85/11596192


conandrob240

He gave a great performance in El Camino. Loved his scenes very much.


phenixrising

Elijah Cummings. May he Rest In Power!


Morganna

Elijah Cummings will be missed by so many of us. Anyone who ever watched him lead Oversight Committee hearings saw both the just leadership and the humanity of the man.


joanne

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/17/photographer-of-swinging-60s-terry-oneill-dies-aged-81

Terry O'Neill's photos of so many 'names' would form the collage memory-pictures of my life if you were to make a movie sequence of those decades. 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/17/terry-o-neill-obituary

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50452568 



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