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Harry Chapin. A great story-teller and performer. He usually played two concerts a night, one of which the gate went to food charities.

I loved and miss Pete Seeger, but wasn't surprised. Still saddened me.

The older I get, the more I see the 'celebrities' of youth pass, the more forgiving I seem to get. If you'd have told me in 1974, I would have been sad to see Nixon die, I'd have laughed at you, but I got a catch in my throat when he did.
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Leonard Nimoy. He hasn't passed away yet, but I hate that he is sufferring right now due to smoking. Great actor. He also talks about the importance of staying away from cigarettes. He quit a long time ago but he waited too late to quit.


Did the Yul Brynner 'stop smoking' ads run in the USA also when he was dying of cancer? They ran for years here - hopefully his dying wish to save others from the same fate was fulfilled.


Not quite as famous, but there was a commercial by the actor who played "Hamilton Burger" on the old television series "Perry Mason." "I didn't really mind losing all those courtroom battles to Raymond Burr, but now I'm in a battle I don't want to lose at all."

I also remember watching a beauty pagent where Harry Blackstone Jr. made the contestants appear in groups. I remember thinking; "What's wrong with Harry?" Sure enough, he died shortly after.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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I don't like death at all.

That kinda goes without saying don't ya think?

I don't think so.
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I don't like death at all.

That kinda goes without saying don't ya think?

I don't think so.

"Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be ..."
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
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Leonard Nimoy. He hasn't passed away yet, but I hate that he is sufferring right now due to smoking. Great actor. He also talks about the importance of staying away from cigarettes. He quit a long time ago but he waited too late to quit.


Let's keep this in perspective. He's 82 years old and has COPD.


I'm already sad that James Doohan and Deforest Kelley have passed (hopefully everyone knows that's Scotty and Dr. McCoy lol). Makes me realize that I'm an old(er) Trek fan, and it won't be long before my favourite command crew are all gone Smile

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On Jan 3, 2015, tommy wrote:
I don't like death at all.

That kinda goes without saying don't ya think?

I don't think so.

"Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be ..."

Donald Sutherland: not dead
Elliott Gould: not dead
Tom Skerritt: not dead
Sally Kellerman: not dead
Robert Duvall: not dead
Rene Auberjonois: not dead
Gary Burghoff: not dead
Jo Ann Pflug: not dead
John Schuck: not dead
Fred Williamson: not dead
Roger Bowen: dead, alas
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I'm glad they haven't gotten Tom Skeritt yet.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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I'm glad they haven't gotten Tom Skeritt yet.

I loathe (detest, revile, abhor, despise) typos.

Especially my own.
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Or in this case, mine.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Robin Williams' death really upset me this year. I'd seen him perform many times in his earlier years at the Holy City Zoo in SF; and those performances stick in my mind more than his TV and film roles. Michael Jackson's death shocked me esp since he was preparing for an amazing show; and the rehearsal film doesn't show any kind of physical or mental impairment. Lynn
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I'm glad they haven't gotten Tom Skeritt yet.

Oh, they will, they will. B*stards.
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I'm glad they haven't gotten Tom Skeritt yet.

Oh, they will, they will. B*stards.


Father Time is still undefeated.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Some deaths don't upset me so much as anger me. For instance, Amy Winehouse. Although I am no fan of music (hate the stuff) she was young, talented, rich, famous, the world at her feet. And she self-destructed. As did Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, Kurk Cobain, and many others. And I get a wee surge of anger whenever I hear of one of these stupid, needless deaths.
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The dog from Frasier.
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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Not sure if Looy Simonoff counts as a proper celebrity, but I was very sad at his death. Not that it was a surprise. When I first met Looy, he was already an old man. (He had about ten years left, turned out.)

When I first met him, all I knew about him was that he was a math professor at UNLV... I had no idea he was a magician. I was a math major at UNLV, so I would talk to him about math. At some point I showed him a card trick that I was sure would confound him -- I was very cocky in my abilities, having read one or possibly even TWO magic books at the time. He was a very gracious about the whole thing. Then, still very graciously, he rained down magical blow after magical blow until I finally realized how much "room for improvement" I had.

Eventually I moved from Las Vegas to Boston, but I'd still come back at least once a year. I'd always make it a point to find Looy.

There's only one other person -- friends and family included -- whose death affected me as deeply. (That other person, Milton Sobel, was also a Looy-Simonoff-type figure, but in statistics.)

I lived in Vegas for 17 years.Looy was a dear friend and one of my favorite people.Looy myself and Michael Skinner hung out a lot back in the 1980's.I still miss them both very much. (terrible,terrible,terrible)
As for famous people Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson.They just don't make e'm like that anymore.
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