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darren sutherland, olympic boxing bronze medallist found dead in his flat in london aged 27.

Amateur Darraghmatics (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

:-( Cause of death still unknown? God that's young. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nevermind, I just noticed he hanged himself. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't follow boxing much, but i remember how likeable he seemed in interviews around the time of the olympics.

Amateur Darraghmatics (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Zakes Mokae, South African actor in the plays of Athol Fugard.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/theater/15mokae.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 11:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

I just came in here to mention TKM. Edge of Darkness, Z Cars...

M*A*S*H co-creator Larry Gelbart too. And Felix Bowness, the jockey from Hi-De-Hi.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think it's probably a good thing that TKM died before he got to see the forthcoming Mel Gibson/Ray Winstone remake of Edge of Darkness :/

Stevie T, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Though it has the same director and... no, it'll be terrible.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

And Gertrude Baines, the oldest living person in the world, relinquished her title last Friday. Perhaps there's already a thread about her.

Enough death for now, I think.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Paul Burke, star of TV's "Naked City"

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/16/arts/television/16burke.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners.

James Mitchell, Saturday, 19 September 2009 19:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saw that on Joel Madden's twitter acc. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Saturday, 19 September 2009 19:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

hah Shakey, I was gonna ask you who Paul Burke's son was!

Irving Kristol's just a feelgood like Novak.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 September 2009 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

I hadn't realized Mary Travers died until Stephanopoulos this morning, couldn't find a separate thread...Not major, I suppose, although Peter, Paul & Mary's hit covers of Dylan obviously had a major impact on the course of Dylan's career and pop history in general. Mostly I'd say that a) she was very beautiful, and b) "Leaving on a Jet Plane" is a personal favourite.

clemenza, Sunday, 20 September 2009 15:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's an existing P,P&M thread on ILM where it was brought up.

nickn, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Might not read about this one for a few days in the papers but RIP Dr. John J. Wild, pioneer of medical ultrasound (and inventor of the mechanism for the Teasmade), at 95. Every single one of you have probably benefited from something invented by this man.

lacoste intolerant (suzy), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Dorothy Coonan Wellman 1914-2009, at 95, surely one of the last surviving berkeley girls, if not the last. 0.30 here:

\/*|_*/-\*|) (Pashmina), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP the great magazine illustrator bernie fuchs:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/18/AR2009091803542.html

there is a wonderful selection of his work here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leifpeng/sets/72057594070673618/

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 24 September 2009 22:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Probably deserves its own thread:

Susan Atkins

nate woolls, Friday, 25 September 2009 11:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Freddy Bienstock- music publisher, business partner of Leiber and Stoller, imposer of the the "Elvis tax."

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 September 2009 13:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Iain Cuthbertson passed away earlier this month. RIP.

I saw your posse, but now it's me who's bossy (DavidM), Saturday, 26 September 2009 13:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

William Garvey, the guy who wrote "Goodbye Horses" died of heart failure last month at 51.

nickn, Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost -- RIP to Cuthbertson! Funny as hell as the one thing I know him from offhand, an episode of Ripping Yarns.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

lucy 'in the sky' vodden

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Monday, 28 September 2009 21:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

producer Greg Ladanyi (Church, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac etc) died yesterday morning

http://prosoundnews.com/article/24448

electric sound of jim (original version) (electricsound), Wednesday, 30 September 2009 05:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Amy Farris

News spread today to shocked friends and fans that local musician Amy Farris had died over the weekend. As a member of Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Farris played the fiddle, viola and sang harmony vocals. An Austin, Texas native, Farris moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to record a solo album produced by Dave Alvin. She also played backup for a number of musicians including Exene Cervenka, Stan Ridgway, Brian Wilson, Peter Case and Ray Price.

According to newspaper Austin 360, Farris was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Suicide is suspected, but the cause of death is still being investigated. Farris was 40 years old.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 1 October 2009 05:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Little Britain star Matt Lucas' former civil partner has been found dead in his flat after leaving a tragic message on Facebook.

Police found the body of Kevin McGee at his Edinburgh flat.

The television producer, who "wed" Lucas, 35, in December 2006, had posted a message on Facebook three hours earlier.

It read: "Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Kevin-McGee-Little-Britain-Star-Matt-Lucass-Ex-Civil-Partner-Found-Dead-After-Facebook-Message/Article/200910115400194

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 08:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Robert Kirby, college chum of Nick Drake's, arranged all his strings, went on to arrange for Elton John, John Cale, Costello, etc. Only 61.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kirby

Michael Jones, Thursday, 8 October 2009 10:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP, loved his arrangements

sound of contusion (electricsound), Thursday, 8 October 2009 11:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Reposting outside of the Who thread.

Barry Letts RIP

I thought I could make it work because you look a bit like a man (aldo), Monday, 12 October 2009 21:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

hearing rumours around facebook that brendan mullen, owner of the masque and co-author of some ace la punk, germs and janes addiction biogs (and very much a loveable and larger-than-life character himself) has passed away after a massive stroke.

no bubo, no credibility (stevie), Monday, 12 October 2009 22:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't know much about him outside of the Germs book but that's a good read so on that basis I hope it's not true

Vladislav Delap (DJ Mencap), Monday, 12 October 2009 22:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

WTF @ Frank VDB :(

StanM, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 03:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Reposting outside of the Who thread.

Barry Letts RIP

That's Doctor Who, not "The Who" to clarify...

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 08:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Damn, the Vandenbroucke news is depressing.

Obscured by clowns (NickB), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 08:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP, Capt. Lou...

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

hilarious real-life mob details in that Martino obit btw

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

"I can put one of these in my nose and it comes right out the other side. Because I'm well groomed, brother."

Vladislav Delap (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

VDB dying isn't that big of a surprise: the amount of drugs he took, multiple attempts at suicide,.. It is a loss, but otoh his rap sheet wasn't clean. He terrorized his wife for fucking years. Slapping her around, stalking her,... I'm not saying good riddance, but just a sad case of unfulfilled talent. (Same nationality: Dré Steemans, a Belgian presenter.)

Nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 19:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ian Wallace, beloved of anyone who owned this album.

Madchen, Thursday, 15 October 2009 16:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Because of this song

Madchen, Thursday, 15 October 2009 16:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Anne Friedberg. Postmodern/film/architecture/design/everything crit. Had her for a few classes back at UCI and she was a huge influence in how I perceived the world (and still do)

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 16 October 2009 07:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kazuhiko Kato of 1970's band Sadistic Mika Band, seems he committed suicide : http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/musician-kazuhiko-kato-found-hanged-at-karuizawa-hotel

The people of Ork are marching upon us (Matt #2), Saturday, 17 October 2009 15:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

vic mizzy, composer of "addams family" theme and other things.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 04:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ludovic Kennedy, broadcaster, justice campaigner, author of 10 Rillington Place.

Suggest Gandhi (onimo), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:02 (4 years ago) Permalink


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