The Notable Death Thread

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  1. Iain Aschendale

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    Ben Bova

    1932-2020
     
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    He was regarded by many in the aviation business as a man who could fly anything. He even flew a hang glider once or twice. This may sound trivial, but you have to remember that in a hang glider, all the controls are reversed. When I was a hang gliding instructor, I had to drum that into the heads of the airplane pilots I taught. "The control bar [the part of the hang glider that the pilot grasps] is not the stick. You are the stick. To speed up or dive, you move forward. For a left turn, you move left." But Yeager was immediately comfortable with the setup.

    There's an old saying in aviation: "There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there are no old, bold pilots. Except Chuck Yeager."
     
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    Country musician Charley Pride, dead at 86 (of Covid).

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    So that's two great country singers we've lost to COVID-19 now. I'm afraid there will be more.
     
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    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    He had a really, really, really good run.
     
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    Dame Barbara Windsor passed away last week Thursday, age 83.

    NB: For those not familiar with who she was, she acted the 'saucy blond' in the Carry On franchise movies.
     
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    Did no one notice the original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, died?
     
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    I did, but I had no idea who Boba Fett was.
     
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    Leslie West died yesterday at 75.



    Leslie West is the big guy with the guitar.
     
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    George Blake died yesterday in Moscow.
    Putin praised him.
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    He was 98.
     
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    Best, Dame, Ever.
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    RIP MF DOOM.

     
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    I can't think of anything more fitting (well, I could, but not for this forum) to die with that rotten year. 2020 is finally hindsight.
     
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    Yep, I guess it's good riddance to it, and to last year.
     
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    Tanya Roberts has passed.

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    has she really passed this time? - yesterday her agent was saying that rumors of her demise were much exaggerated
     
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    Yeah, from the article:

     
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    It all seems such a shame, the confusion at the end of her life. At least she didn't know anything about it.
     
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    From a UTI? Jesus!

    Curse of That 70s Show? The actress who played Topher Grace's sister died of an overdose awhile ago. I suppose it's too much to ask if they take Ashton Kutcher next?
     
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    And the reason Tanya Roberts suddenly left the show was her husband was terminally ill with cancer. And goddamn Netflix dropped it with no warning just when I was getting midway through the fifth or so season, but that's neither here nor there anymore. She was the picture of hotness for a long, long time, rest well.
     
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    Does anyone else spend most of their time browsing this thread with their eyebrows frown and a voice in their head going,”Who the fuck’s he/she??”
     
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    Sometimes I do; can't know who everyone is, that's for sure.
     
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