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

Formerlyjerseyjack
Klinker said:
Ross Perot Dead at 89
To be honest, I was a little surprised to hear that he had been still alive and so, relatively, young.

 My favorite quote, when a debate opponent offered to explain something.


"I'm all ears."


ridski

RIP Freddie Jones, known by us nerds as Ynyr in Krull and Thufir Hawat in Lynch's Dune. 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/freddie-jones-dead-british-soap-actor-father-toby-jones-was-91-1223452

He'll be as remembered by me for his turns in other David Lynch movies, particularly in The Elephant Man, and his simply bizarre cameo in Wild At Heart. He was also a principle player in a British children's show The Ghosts of Motley Hall, which served as a prime inspiration behind our panto The Ghosts of Ghastley Manor, and the freaky AF 70s mini series Children of the Stones. He turned out some brilliantly eccentric performances, but was always empathetic. Will be sorely missed around these parts.


Morganna
Formerlyjerseyjack said:


Klinker said:
Ross Perot Dead at 89
To be honest, I was a little surprised to hear that he had been still alive and so, relatively, young.
 My favorite quote, when a debate opponent offered to explain something.


"I'm all ears."

 I loved Ross Perot.  As a visual learner, just give me a pie chart any day.


chalmers

Conchata Ferrell on working with Rip Torn in rural Montana while making "Heartland."


Well, Rip was actually very good at it. I will tell you, though… [Hesitates.] I shouldn’t tell this story, but it was my first or second day, and we were rehearsing, and when we were leaving rehearsal, Rip had a car, and he said, “Do you want me to show you the town?” I said, “Sure!” So, you know, he’s driving around, he’s showing me this and showing me that, and I said, “My God, how long have you been here?” And he said, “Oh, I just got here two days ago.” And I went, “How in the world are you so familiar with everything?” He goes, “I make it a point to know every way out of town in any town I’m in.”


https://tv.avclub.com/conchata-ferrell-on-two-and-a-half-men-and-her-crusty-1798274363


annielou

I wasn’t surprised at all by “Ball Four”. I’m related to Sal Evars.


erins
joanne said:
Eva Kor, Shoah survivor
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48880677
She and her twin sister survived Mengele, and Auschwitz, living to teach the world that  forgiveness can help to overcome tragedy and heal. 

May her memory be a blessing. 

 So sad...I've watched her talk about her experiences on a few shows.  Very inspiring woman.


erins

Philip Freelon - architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/arts/philip-freelon-dead.html


joanne

The Museum is such a striking building; what vision and talent he had. And such passion for his work. 


Klinker
erins said:


joanne said:
Eva Kor, Shoah survivor
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48880677
She and her twin sister survived Mengele, and Auschwitz, living to teach the world that  forgiveness can help to overcome tragedy and heal. 

May her memory be a blessing. 
 So sad...I've watched her talk about her experiences on a few shows.  Very inspiring woman.

 I took a couple of classes on the History of the Holocaust in college and I've read more over the years.  It is all inexpressibly horrifying but the Mengele stuff just.... I can't wrap my mind around it.

Never again.


joanne

Andrew Graham-Yooll, beloved newspaperman in Argentina's troubled years of The Missing

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48948853


DaveSchmidt

Michael Levin. His Seinfeld mohel is getting all the attention, but I remember him best as Eddie Gregg, Belker’s poignant informant on Hill Street Blues.


galileo

Andrea Camilleri is a favorite author of mine.  He started writing later in life. His detective novels taking place in Sicily are excellent and you will find them at our library.


Formerlyjerseyjack

Paul Krassner, A.K.A., Rumpleforeskin.   


Founder of the Yippies (Youth International Pary) with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.


librarylady
Formerlyjerseyjack said:
Paul Krassner, A.K.A., Rumpleforeskin.   


Founder of the Yippies (Youth International Pary) with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

 Wow! A blast from my past. Thanks for posting this


https://www.apnews.com/ffcc2b5fb57f47d2948cc851684d3279


author
librarylady said:


Formerlyjerseyjack said:
Paul Krassner, A.K.A., Rumpleforeskin.   


Founder of the Yippies (Youth International Pary) with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.
 Wow! A blast from my past. Thanks for posting this


https://www.apnews.com/ffcc2b5fb57f47d2948cc851684d3279

 Paul Krassner was the founder and editor of the Realist..........a great satirical magazine .  It was required reading of we "the great unwashed and our more respectable compadres.


phenixrising

Robert Mogenthau. Kudos to him for looking into the Central Park Case a second time.

"Robert Mogenthau, New York’s longest-serving district attorney who was involved in the notorious “Central Park Five” case, died at the age of 99 on Sunday after a short illness.

In 2001 at the Auburn Correctional Facility in New York, Wise met Matias Reyes, a serial rapist and murderer who admitted to attacking Meili back in 1989. The chance encounter led to Reyes confessing to the crimes, and later Morgenthau ordered a new investigation, DNA tests linked Reyes to Meili.

Despite objections by police and some of his own subordinates, Morgenthau had the convictions of the five vacated in the wake of this new evidence in 2002. “If only we had DNA 13 years ago,” Morgenthau lamented , as reported by the New York Times.

“I think it was his finest hour,” said Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, reported the ABA Journal. “Very few D.A.s would have done that. But he could, with his stature, guts and commitment to principle,” he added."

https://www.newsweek.com/robert-morgenthau-central-park-five-manhattan-da-oversaw-conviction-exoneration-1450457


chalmers
ridski said:
RIP Rutger Hauer.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49098435

 

They should briefly pause the Roosevelt Island tram tonight in his honor.


joanne

Yes, we just read the sad news. D remembers him  in Ladyhawke, and as the Vampire in the original movie of Buffy,

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/24/rutger-hauer-star-of-blade-runner-dies-aged-75


yahooyahoo
librarylady said:
Author and Baseball Player Jim Bouton Dead at 80


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/us/jim-bouton-ball-four-author-dies/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2019-07-11T10%3A34%3A01


Ball Four really changed the way we looked at baseball..and its players


RIP

I saw Bouton speak at a corporate event many years ago. He was very interesting and engaging.


yahooyahoo
phenixrising said:

Robert Mogenthau. Kudos to him for looking into the Central Park Case a second time.

"Robert Mogenthau, New York’s longest-serving district attorney who was involved in the notorious “Central Park Five” case, died at the age of 99 on Sunday after a short illness.
In 2001 at the Auburn Correctional Facility in New York, Wise met Matias Reyes, a serial rapist and murderer who admitted to attacking Meili back in 1989. The chance encounter led to Reyes confessing to the crimes, and later Morgenthau ordered a new investigation, DNA tests linked Reyes to Meili.
Despite objections by police and some of his own subordinates, Morgenthau had the convictions of the five vacated in the wake of this new evidence in 2002. “If only we had DNA 13 years ago,” Morgenthau lamented , as reported by the New York Times.
“I think it was his finest hour,” said Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, reported the ABA Journal. “Very few D.A.s would have done that. But he could, with his stature, guts and commitment to principle,” he added."
https://www.newsweek.com/robert-morgenthau-central-park-five-manhattan-da-oversaw-conviction-exoneration-1450457

Let's not forget though that Morgenthau's office prosecuted the original trial which wrongfully convicted the Central Park 5.  I don't think he's a hero for fixing his own mistakes.


joanne

Minnie Mouse’s voice now silent.

Russi Taylor has gone, aged 75 years. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49141873

Such wonderful memories over so many many years. 


proeasdf

Just saw that Lee Iacocca passed on July 2, 2019 (don't know how I originally missed it).  See https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/03/lee-iacocca-obituary

Also see:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/obituaries/lee-iacocca-dead.html

Iacocca was originally from Allentown PA.  He was a major figure in the development of the original Ford Mustang.  Another branch of Iacocca's family runs the Yocco's hot dog chain in Allentown PA.  See http://www.yoccos.com/our-story.html



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