The Notable Death Thread

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  1. OurJud

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    Seems I don’t know who anyone is.
     
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    Rest In Peace, Storm Constantine

    @Wreybies, I believe you are a fan as well.
     
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    Phil Spector, dead at 81.

    On reading this I was surprised by both the fact he was serving a murder sentence and the fact he was still alive at all, so it's hard to be sorry he's gone.
     
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    Hank Aaron has died at the age of 86.

    Honestly didn't know he was still alive, but even as a non-baseball fan I was aware of his significance.
     
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    Cloris Leachman, 1926-2021.

    Goodnight, Frau Blucher.
     
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    I so badly want to whinny like a horse right here, but that would be disrespectful. Wouldn't it? She was so amazing in Young Frankenstein, I love watching the BTS and seeing Gene Wilder try not to crack up at how hilarious she was.
     
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    Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away at 100
     
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    Can’t quite believe that one. He raised a lot of money for the cause.
     
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    sad news ... couldnt have the vaccine because of the meds he was on for pneumonia...
     
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    Hal Holbrook passed away January 23. He was the embodiment of Mark Twain for over sixty years, with his one-man shows, his TV appearances, videos, and recordings.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Holbrook
     
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    And now Christopher Plummer, dead at 91.
     
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    Former US Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan George Schultz has died at age 100.

    One of my foreign policy professors in uni had worked for him in that administration. He told us "George said 'you guys are my long term planning group. I want you to think two weeks in the future.' This is the reality of foreign policy, class."

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/07/politics/george-shultz-former-secretary-of-state-dead/index.html
     
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    Spencer Boston was killed in a car wreck, he was 21. If you don’t recall Spencer, he’s the guy from Lebenon, TN, who was in court on a low level marijuana charge last year, and decided to lecture the judge on why marijuana should be legalized. To hammer home his point Spence lit up a joint and got in a few good hits before courtroom personnel dragged him off. He earned himself another possession charge, disorderly conduct, and a contempt charge for his efforts.
     
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    And off to weed Valhalla. Pity.
     
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    The news article was light on details, but supposedly it was a single car accident, in which he drifted off the side of the road, hit something that sent his car spinning, was ejected from the car and into a guard rail support post. (Seatbelts people, seatbelts.) For some reason in this case it's going to be up to his family if an autopsy is done, so there’s no word if he was stoned at the time.
     
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    Toss Larry Flint’s name on the pile. He succumbed to heart issues today, after living half his life paralyzed from an attempt on that life. This is the individual who brought us Hustler magazine.
     
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    Chick Corea passed away today, 79 years old.
     
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    I saw the Return to Forever show at the Rosemont Horizon, back in 1986. (It’s the Allstate Arena now)
     
  23. Iain Aschendale

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    The Rosemont Horizon isn't the Rosemont Horizon anymore? I hate those stupid naming rights things. Sears Tower, maddafackas!

    Yes, I know, but Sears had it built. The name should stay.
     
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    What movie was it that said new planets and moons etc would be named for corporations? Was it Fight Club?

    "Strap on your seatbelts kids! We're taking off for Verizon 4!!"
     
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    You can hang what ever sign you want on the building, it’s still the Sears Tower, and I don’t care what the Andy Fraine representative at the door has to say about it. It was the Sears Tower for every field trip from third grade up till eighth, and that it shall remain.

    Back in my more liberal concert going days I saw ZZ Top, Rush, Van Halen, Scorpions, Iron Maiden and AC/DC at the Rosemont Horizon, I even took my mother to see Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, and Joe Diffie. It’s the Rosemont Horizon. I don’t care who’s sponsoring things now or what teams might play there. It’s been nearly twenty years since I escaped Illinois, haven’t been back since; it was the Rosemont Horizon then, and that it shall remain.
     

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