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

an unsung hero, surely. 


RIP Ross Hannaford of Aussie band Daddy Cool.   Taken by cancer at age 65.

Daddy Cool's track "Eagle Rock" was the first I played when I got into radio.  

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-08/daddy-cool-lead-guitarist-ross-hannaford-dies/7230670



I just cried. Way way too young. D said, 'dropping like flies'.


Another music icon gone:  George Martin, the 'Fifth Beatle', dead at the age of 90.  

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-09/george-martin-the-beatles-producer-dies/7233938

 


Lana Meisner, wife of Eagles founder Randy Meisner, writer and singer of Take it To the Limit, apparently accidentally shot and killed herself by moving and discharging a rifle in her closet on Sunday.  Her husband Randy had been involved in a court dispute in 2015 because he allegedly had threatened suicide with an AK-47 and pills.  Very sad.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/wife-of-eagles-randy-meisner-shot-and-killed-investigation-ongoing-20160307


Michael White, of Rocky Horror and Monty Pyhton movies fame, has also died. 

Seriously, this is getting to be too much! It seems like every time we look up, there's another person we admire gone.

I'm sad for their families. 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/09/michael-white-rocky-horror-movie-producer-dies-aged-80


joanne said:

Michael White, of Rocky Horror and Monty Pyhton movies fame, has also died. 

Seriously, this is getting to be too much! It seems like every time we look up, there's another person we admire gone.

I'm sad for their families. 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/09/michael-white-rocky-horror-movie-producer-dies-aged-80

Yeah, it's a drag: people get old and die. Funny that it never happened before, huh? Actually, I could provide a pretty good-sized list of people who have died. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjYWWDNZgas


you know that's not what I'm saying. 

(You seem overly grumpy lately: everything OK?)


I'm fine but I'm posting my deepest feelings to an online bulletin board in Burundi. Never been there, of course, but, hey, they seem to listen.


This may not mean much unless you're a Kiwi, Brit or a fan of Aussie tv series...

UK born Australian singer, actor, song writer, muso and all-round nice guy Jon English's death was announced today, following complications from routine surgery. He was 66. 

It's a genuine loss to G&S circles in the Southern Hemisphere, we've lost our best chance at Spamalot, our romantic historical lead from the swashbuckling/bushranging/ pioneering era has gone, and a great Aussie rock classic artist has faded into silence. A voice we never thought we'd lose, or not until he was 90+.


Gary Jeter was a fine pass-rushing lineman for the Giants. He played on teams that had playoff-caliber defenses, but failed to win because of horrible offenses. Unfortunately, when LT and Bill Parcells arrived, his role became a little redundant so he missed the '80s glory days. However, he did have several more strong seasons with the Rams.

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2016/03/former_giants_defensive_lineman_gary_jeter_dies.html



Stoughton said:

Gary Jeter was a fine pass-rushing lineman for the Giants. He played on teams that had playoff-caliber defenses, but failed to win because of horrible offenses. Unfortunately, when LT and Bill Parcells arrived, his role became a little redundant so he missed the '80s glory days. However, he did have several more strong seasons with the Rams.


http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2016/03/former_giants_defensive_lineman_gary_jeter_dies.html

Related? to...?


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I'm sure I'll draw Soulful Mr.T's ire for posting about a celebrity death in his celebrity death thread, but RIP Keith Emerson.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/keith-emerson-emerson-lake-and-palmer-keyboardist-dead-at-71-20160311


The_Soulful_Mr_T said:
Stoughton said:

Gary Jeter was a fine pass-rushing lineman for the Giants. He played on teams that had playoff-caliber defenses, but failed to win because of horrible offenses. Unfortunately, when LT and Bill Parcells arrived, his role became a little redundant so he missed the '80s glory days. However, he did have several more strong seasons with the Rams.


http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2016/03/former_giants_defensive_lineman_gary_jeter_dies.html

Related? to...?

I've heard people say they were second cousins and I've also heard they're not related. Gary lived in Jersey (he even owed a "My Favorite Muffin" store), but never saw him at or heard him referenced on a Yankee game.


Ridski, I just noticed the announcement in the media here. 

This has been a big week for such news, here at least. Even accounting for 'people die, we're not immortal', most of these were influencing their chosen profession through mentoring, creating and even performance. So it's a shock to hear of their passing. If they're close-ish in age to us or our siblings, it's more so.

Such a rich legacy to re-explore this weekend.  tongue laugh 


Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Dead at 71 of Suspected Suicide

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7127455/keith-emerson-dead-emerson-lake-palmer?utm_source=twitter


One of my teenage records

ETA: Tarkus was my favorite ELP record


My big brother took me to see Emerson, Lake and Palmer at the old Fillmore East a thousand years ago. I was probably the youngest person in the theater. 

He also took me to see the Stones, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf etc etc. At the Steppenwolf concert we were pressed right up against the front of the stage. Born to be Wild. I miss my brother. Gone 13 years already. Ah, the good ole days!


steel said:

My big brother took me to see Emerson, Lake and Palmer at the old Fillmore East a thousand years ago. I was probably the youngest person in the theater. 

He also took me to see the Stones, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf etc etc. At the Steppenwolf concert we were pressed right up against the front of the stage. Born to be Wild. I miss my brother. Gone 13 years already. Ah, the good ole days!

Sounds like a great brother. I was at the Fillmore East dozens of time. Yes, those were the days. St Marks Place, The Electric Circus, The Big Store, etc. Once I took my mother to the Fillmore to see the Zappa and Mothers of Invention - must have been 1971.


Frank Sinatra Jr. just died in Florida


RIP British magician Paul Daniels. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35829251


Paul Daniels?! Gosh. That's a name from childhood! Wasn't he in lots of Royal variety performances??


joanne said:

Paul Daniels?! Gosh. That's a name from childhood! Wasn't he in lots of Royal variety performances??

Yep. Magician, comedian, entertainer, and TV host. He had TV shows pretty much all through the 70s and 80s. 


Israeli Spymaster Turned Netanyahu Critic Meir Dagan Dead At 71

The pugnacious retired army general spearheaded shadow wars against Israel's enemies, but was instrumental in stopping Israel from bombing Iran in recent years. (Story in Huffington Post).


Rob Ford, Toronto's ex-mayor and admitted crack user, dead at 46.


In case you weren't sure if this was a celebrity death or Dead Pool post, here it is: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/former-toronto-mayor-rob-ford-dies-at-46/


I still have my money on Zsa Zsa Gabor. 


Andy Grove also died  http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL2N16U01E



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