Rolling Obituary Thread: 2017

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BRACE YOURSELVES

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 1 January 2017 05:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

R.I.P., Brace :(

StanM, Sunday, 1 January 2017 09:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Fuck 'em, they knew the risks

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 1 January 2017 09:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Brace Forsyth
(oh man if he dies in the next couple of weeks I'm going to feel like shit, but he did tweet last week that he was fine and that he wanted people to stop asking if he was well)

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

Woke up yesterday convinced Forsyth was dead but it was just a dream.

michaellambert, Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's interesting how Forsyth's go-to stock joke has shifted from "alright alright I'm old!" to "alright alright I'm not dead!".

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

he's escaped the embrace of both death and operation yewtree so far, it surely can't be long until at least one catches up with him

MY MUTANT BRAIN WILL DETECT TREACHERY! (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Keeping my fingers crossed for Trump and some of his team, Putin, Shinzo Abe, George Galloway, Piers Morgan, Alex Jones, some of the worst Tories, Vox Day and a bunch more racist assholes. Maybe Yiannopolos will die in a hair dyeing accident.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 1 January 2017 15:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Berlusconi too would be nice.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 1 January 2017 15:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

Roll up, roll up, who's going (to be) first?

Mark G, Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

Roll up, roll up

look out carl palmer

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

there is a 'Band members that die in the right order', is there not?

Mark G, Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

Good, so far, ay?

Mark G, Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

I guess keep bumping this thread at random just to be sure

wins, Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

Well, half an hour left of today, and we're already ahead of last year.

(Won't bump anymore today)

Mark G, Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

can you imagine how weird it would be if noone died in 2017?

schrute dwyte (unregistered), Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Peter Noone?

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Shane McGowans mum, car crash

loudmouth darraghmac ween (darraghmac), Monday, 2 January 2017 00:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

john berger, and derek parfit

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

"...my death will break the more direct relations between my present experiences and future experiences, but it will not break various other relations. This is all there is to the fact that there will be no one living who will be me."

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 00:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Pretty good profile of Parfit from 2011: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/09/05/how-to-be-good

Reading that piece probably helped bend me around to the idea of self as divisible. Nowadays I think a gestalt self is just as ridiculous as God, and argue with my cat about it.

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 00:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

I also mean to read Reasons and Persons one day, I really do

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 00:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

I was going to say William Christopher, but he passed away on Dec 31 - just as Wayne Rogers did in 2015 (one of the first entries on the 2016 thread). So hopefully Alan Alda and Loretta Swit take care of themselves next NYE :(

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 11:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

"Take care of" is an ambiguous phrase

koogs, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

I realised that when I wrote it :(

Jamie Farr, Gary Burghoff and David Ogden Stiers are thankfully still with us too.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

There was a bunch of press stuff about John Berger after his 90th birthday about two months ago, commenting on how sharp he still was. Similarly, I'm amazed how good he looked for 90 (I would have easily believed 70), not that I'm concerned about his looks but, I guess he made me think of the type of 90 year I aspire to be if I make it there. RIP

ed.b, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 16:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

Om Puri

wins, Friday, 6 January 2017 07:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Tilikum is gone. And I only saw Blackfish the other day.

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Friday, 6 January 2017 21:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

RIP Big Cynthia, southern soul singer at 47.

http://www.soultracks.com/story-big-cynthia-dies

The Houston native was the daughter of legendary Motown artist Junior Walker and she went on to become one of the brightest stars of the Southern soul scene.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 7 January 2017 19:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

Francine York, who had mid-sized roles in a great many 60s US TV shows.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/francine-york-dead-batman-doll-squad-actress-was-80-961611

Horizontal Superman is invulnerable (aldo), Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp aw man RIP she was great.

new noise, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

he did tweet last week that he was fine and that he wanted people to stop asking if he was well

He hasn't tweeted since October though? Unless he's deleted the one you're referring to.

heaven parker (anagram), Saturday, 7 January 2017 23:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Or maybe it was on Facebook or some other social media site and I remembered wrongly?

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Saturday, 7 January 2017 23:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Nat Hentoff, at 91. His son reported it on Twitter.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 8 January 2017 02:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

Awww, I used to read his civil rights/civil liberties and first amendment column in the Village Voice. Sometimes read his jazz critic writing too.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 January 2017 03:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

There's a list (possibly incomplete) of albums he wrote liner notes for here; I've got at least 80 of those. He was easily one of the biggest influences on my personal tastes and listening habits. I spoke to him on the phone once; I don't remember what about, but it was jazz-related.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 8 January 2017 03:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

Very good documentary a couple of years ago. Checked the Voice thinking they might have something up, but can't see anything.

clemenza, Sunday, 8 January 2017 04:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

'Father of Portuguese democracy' and socialist Mario Soares, 92

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38542535

Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Sunday, 8 January 2017 05:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Rafsanjani!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38548591

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 January 2017 16:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Aw, peter sarstedt died.

Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Sunday, 8 January 2017 16:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

There was a rumor circulating on Twitter that Soares died New Year's Day, but Portuguese law would have required the immediate declaration of a national day of mourning, so they kept it quiet so that pre-planned fireworks displays etc. could go on as scheduled.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 8 January 2017 16:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can I just say that I've never knowingly heard any of sarstedt's songs, but his bit is amazingly well written. I do still love it when I hear it.

Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Sunday, 8 January 2017 17:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

See: MENA thread?

Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Sunday, 8 January 2017 18:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Zygmunt Bauman :(

Frederik B, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

Clare Hollingworth, the Daily Telegraph correspondent who broke the news of World War Two, has died in Kong Kong aged 105.

The British journalist was hailed for her "scoop of the century" after she spotted German tanks on the Polish border in August 1939 . . . She had been a reporter at the newspaper for less than a week.

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

Roman Herzog, President of Germany from '94 to '99.

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

Tigger Stack

Madchen, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Haha this tweet in that story, I can only assume the ellipsis is signalling an excellent self-burn.

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christhebarker @christhebarker

Someone on facebook has just said they look forward to this more than the @johnlewis Christmas ad...
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lol Jesus fucking Christ

The Suite Life of Jack and Wendy (wins), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 10:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Antonio Carluccio, tv chef and Italian restaurant franchiser.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41920229

(Assuming this page will be updated, is only breaking news at present)

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Reportedly, composer/arranger Paul Buckmaster.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Karin Dor, German film actress of You Only Live Twice and Hitchcock's Topaz

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/karin-dor-dead-bond-girl-you-live-twice-was-79-1056194

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Antonio Carluccio, tv chef and Italian restaurant franchiser.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41920229

(Assuming this page will be updated, is only breaking news at present)

― Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:50 AM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nooooooooooo antonio

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:23 (one week ago) Permalink

He really didn't like any herbs or garlic in his bolognese, next time I do one I'll try that as a tribute.

calzino, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:01 (one week ago) Permalink

i would always put garlic in but never herbs. maybe a spot of nutmeg.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:03 (one week ago) Permalink

he also insisted on tagliatelle rather than spag. I tend put some oregano or basil, fresh or otherwise. But I probably learned this from Brit recipes. I notice one of his recipes advised butter rather than olive oil, I'm all up for that.

calzino, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:08 (one week ago) Permalink

i used to do the elizabeth david recipe (which doesn't specify the pasta you should use). n.b. i preferred it without the chicken liver

This is the true name of the Bolognese sauce which, in one form or another, has travelled round the world. In Bologna it is served mainly with lasagne verdi, but it can go with many other kinds of pasta. The ingredients to make enough sauce for six generous helpings are 8oz [225g] lean minced beef, 4oz [115g] of chicken livers, 3oz [85g] of uncooked ham, both fat and lean, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 small piece of celery, 3 tablespoonfuls of concentrated tomato purée, 1 wineglassful of white wine, 2 wineglassfuls of stock or water, butter, salt and pepper, nutmeg.

Cut the bacon or ham into very small pieces and brown them gently in a small saucepan in about ½oz [15g] of butter. Add the onion, the carrot, and the celery, all finely chopped. When they have browned, put in the raw minced beef, and then turn it over and over so that it all browns evenly. Now add the chopped chicken livers, and after 2 or 3 minutes the tomato purée, and then the white wine. Season with salt (having regard to the saltiness of the ham or bacon), pepper, and a scraping of nutmeg, and add the meat stock or water. Cover the pan and simmer the sauce very gently for 30-40 minutes. Some Bolognese cooks add at the last 1 cupful of cream or milk to the sauce, which makes it smoother.

When the ragu is to be served with spaghetti or tagliatelle, mix it with the hot pasta in a heated dish so that the pasta is thoroughly impregnated with the sauce, and add a good piece of butter before serving. Hand the grated cheese separately.

This is the recipe given me by Zia Nerina, a splendid woman, titanic of proportion but angelic of face and manner, who in the 1950s owned and ran the Trattoria Nerina in Bologna.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Obits now rolling in on Paul Buckmaster

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-buckmaster-dead/

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

"Tiny Dancer," right?

clemenza, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

he also insisted on tagliatelle rather than spag

I'm not bothered about authenticity when it comes to bolognese, but this is absolutely croosh

Number None, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Believe I️ first saw him as Jim Hutton’s nemesis on television’s Ellery Queen. RIP

Bazooka Jobim (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 November 2017 03:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh no, the “eye” problem back, sorry

Bazooka Jobim (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 November 2017 03:10 (one week ago) Permalink

i used to do the elizabeth david recipe (which doesn't specify the pasta you should use). n.b. i preferred it without the chicken liver

_This is the true name of the Bolognese sauce which, in one form or another, has travelled round the world. In Bologna it is served mainly with lasagne verdi, but it can go with many other kinds of pasta. The ingredients to make enough sauce for six generous helpings are 8oz [225g] lean minced beef, 4oz [115g] of chicken livers, 3oz [85g] of uncooked ham, both fat and lean, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 small piece of celery, 3 tablespoonfuls of concentrated tomato purée, 1 wineglassful of white wine, 2 wineglassfuls of stock or water, butter, salt and pepper, nutmeg.

Cut the bacon or ham into very small pieces and brown them gently in a small saucepan in about ½oz [15g] of butter. Add the onion, the carrot, and the celery, all finely chopped. When they have browned, put in the raw minced beef, and then turn it over and over so that it all browns evenly. Now add the chopped chicken livers, and after 2 or 3 minutes the tomato purée, and then the white wine. Season with salt (having regard to the saltiness of the ham or bacon), pepper, and a scraping of nutmeg, and add the meat stock or water. Cover the pan and simmer the sauce very gently for 30-40 minutes. Some Bolognese cooks add at the last 1 cupful of cream or milk to the sauce, which makes it smoother.

When the ragu is to be served with spaghetti or tagliatelle, mix it with the hot pasta in a heated dish so that the pasta is thoroughly impregnated with the sauce, and add a good piece of butter before serving. Hand the grated cheese separately.

This is the recipe given me by Zia Nerina, a splendid woman, titanic of proportion but angelic of face and manner, who in the 1950s owned and ran the Trattoria Nerina in Bologna._

Think I'll try this thanks. Rachel Roddy in the guardian has another take

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP chicken livers

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

seeing internet whisperings that fred cole of dead moon has died

na (NA), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

sadly, yes, Fred Cole R.I.P. https://m.facebook.com/groups/562275310573712?view=permalink&id=1128255237309047&__tn__=H-R

StanM, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:24 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP, truly one of the great rock singers and songwriters

na (NA), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Aw man, RIP. Hope Toody's got lots of people around.
Been listening a lot to Dead Moon lately too — they were one of the major bands of my teenage years and their music's just as good now.

Rimsky-Koskenkorva (Øystein), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Chuck Mosely...?

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Holy fucking shit I just met him last month, his partner works in my building.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

super sad about Chuck.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 11 November 2017 04:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Liz Smith was really nice. Her main hangout was the French restaurant Le Veau d'Or on E. 60th St. At the top of their menu it says, What goes on "ici'"stays "ici,"unless Liz Smith says otherwise

Josefa, Monday, 13 November 2017 06:07 (six days ago) Permalink

So other UK readers don’t double-take like me, our Liz Smith died last December.

Madchen, Monday, 13 November 2017 08:46 (six days ago) Permalink

it got me too

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 13 November 2017 10:39 (six days ago) Permalink

Liz Smith was a huge formative influence on my writing and voice. RIP.

maura, Monday, 13 November 2017 17:14 (six days ago) Permalink

Incredibly niche, but Bill Cashmore. Best known for playing The Man and The Piemaster on Fist of Fun, also a couple of characters on Knightmare.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Monday, 13 November 2017 17:49 (six days ago) Permalink

Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky collaborator (Manufacturing Consent etc.)

Josefa, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:02 (five days ago) Permalink

Hall of Fame infielder Bobby Doerr, at 99

https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2017/11/14/red-sox-great-bobby-doerr-dies-at-99

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:24 (five days ago) Permalink

Keith Barron, most famous for Duty Free but has all the screen credits you'd expect from an actor of his generation (Doctor Who, Casualty, Dub Dob Dee etc).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41998040

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:43 (four days ago) Permalink

I know him best as Dennis Potter's Nigel Barton

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:49 (four days ago) Permalink

A few Dennis Potter plays too. Always liked him tbh.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:49 (four days ago) Permalink

(xp)

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:49 (four days ago) Permalink

Vote Vote Vote for Nigel Barton is one of them annoying blocked by BBC Worldwide on youtube, and not available on i-player things that makes me want to stop paying these arseholes the license fee.

calzino, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:55 (four days ago) Permalink

Lil Peep, 21

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:14 (three days ago) Permalink

Oh no! RIP Dik Mik.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:00 (three days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFStpnPSdVA

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:08 (three days ago) Permalink

Voice actress Tsuru Hiromi, most famous for voicing Dragonball characters for over 30 years, but also appeared in Macross, Ranma, Trigun, Metal Gear games etc etc

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 17 November 2017 09:18 (two days ago) Permalink

Salvatore Riina

RIP self made businessman and an important employer in Italy's poorer southern regions

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Friday, 17 November 2017 11:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Malcolm Young of AC/DC. RIP.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 November 2017 15:21 (yesterday) Permalink

Azzedine Alaia, fashion designer, 77.

kim jong deal (suzy), Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:04 (yesterday) Permalink

;_; Malcolm ;_;

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:21 (yesterday) Permalink

Percussionist - composer Ben Riley, best known for his work with Thelonious Monk.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 19 November 2017 13:38 (thirty-six minutes ago) Permalink

:(

Modern Sounds in Undiscovered Country (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 November 2017 13:59 (fifteen minutes ago) Permalink


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