Rolling Obituary Thread: 2019

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Another lap around the sun but the reaper's job is never done.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 05:04 (two months ago) Permalink

he took the day off

flappy bird, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 05:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Just learned that Ugandan Real World act Geoffrey Oryema died in June 2018. Exile and Beat the Border are two of my favorites.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 11:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Dean Ford of The Marmalade

Yep, it's beginning...

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 15:48 (two months ago) Permalink

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 76.

— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 15:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Former Heart of Midlothian defender Freddie Glidden who captained the team to wins in the League Cup, Scottish Cup, and the League title in 1955, 1956 and 1958 respectively.

Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

When Milton Berle and other comics told jokes at his father’s 1958 funeral, the teenage Einstein decided he would never go into comedy.

Instead, he went to college and played basketball at Chapman University and then pursued a career in advertising. But when he did a TV performance on a local cable show for a friend, pretending to be the man who installed the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it caught the eye of Tom Smothers. After Smothers invited the 26-year old to the set, Einstein recalled how it transformed his life. “I go over and now I’m sitting and watching rehearsals and my mind is burning and all of sudden out of nowhere I want this, a bee has stung me in the back, and I want this.”

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Who was his father, Albert?

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

no, that's his brother

Number None, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

(Countdown to at least one post in the 'shockingly old' thread once people who didn't know realize who his brother is.)

The Mandal Brah Set (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

ugh that's a tough one, always loved his deadpan

bros before HOOS (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 20:30 (two months ago) Permalink

he was a very funny comedic actor

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 20:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I grew up watching Einstein as Super Dave Osborne on John Byner's show "Bizarre." Great stuff.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Hammer Films Producer Roy Skeggs:

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

(Countdown to at least one post in the 'shockingly old' thread once people who didn't know realize who his brother is.)

That'll be me then.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP Funkhouser.

calzino, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Albert and Bob, together

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Nine minutes of madness

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Whoa, this day.

Just In: The "Captain" Daryl Dragon of 70s pop music husband-and-wife duo Captain & Tennille has died at age 76.

— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) January 2, 2019

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:58 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP, he was on some good Beach Boys/Dennis Wilson stuff

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:02 (two months ago) Permalink

how the heck was he known professionally as "the Captain" and not fuckin DARYL DRAGON

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

lol my thoughts exactly

Number None, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

a 70s porn star was already using that name, probably

StanM, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:09 (two months ago) Permalink


Οὖτις, Thursday, 3 January 2019 02:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Daryl Dragon was quite an odd man, going by Toni Tennille's memoir. Seems to have suffered from serious OCD his whole life, and probably schizophrenia in his later years.

Thanks for all the great tunes, Captain.

Josefa, Thursday, 3 January 2019 02:34 (two months ago) Permalink

gutted about Pegi

RIP, amazing lady

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 January 2019 03:25 (two months ago) Permalink

didn't the Captain live in a trailer behind Sunset Sound in the nineties?

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 January 2019 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

or the Village Recorder or something

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 January 2019 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

aw pegi :(

an erotic picnic with Ming (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 3 January 2019 05:51 (two months ago) Permalink

That'll be me then.

Brooks took his stage surname for obvious reasons. Their dad was a "lol ethnics" character comedian as Parkyakarkus, successful in radio and film, who died onstage at a Friar's Roast benefit for hospitals. The hilarity continued backstage as doctors left their dinner to cut his chest open with a penknife and attempt to defibrillate him by stripping a lamp cord.

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Joe Casely-Hayfiord, fashion designer. He was 62.

suzy, Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah I saw that on Susie Bubble’s Instagram, but I was also struck that she was happy to be seen visiting Bicester Village outlets. I thought that was super uncool for tourists ? Is this a thing now?

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Every so often Bicester Village hires a coach and fills it with fashion editors, who are also given gift cards for their day trip. In Susie’s case, she might just be buying toddler clothes (her partner is one of my editors at work).

suzy, Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

For a brief time I was in touch with Joe C-H for work, and he was kind and quick to respond when to be honest he could legitimately have ignored me.

Madchen, Friday, 4 January 2019 08:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Nancy Roman, Nasa’s first Chief of Astronomy

Madchen, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:03 (two months ago) Permalink

koogs, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Herb Kelleher, innovative founder of Southwest Airlines (first to dress flight attendants in hot pants, to name one innovation)

Josefa, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Man, massive news we all missed! The legendary Al Reinert, director of THE moon landing documentary For All Mankind -- which also produced a legendary soundtrack, Eno's Apollo -- passed on, initial news announced yesterday:

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 January 2019 23:15 (two months ago) Permalink

I showed that to my daughters just a month ago - what a gem.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 4 January 2019 23:46 (two months ago) Permalink

aw no :(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 January 2019 05:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Howell Begle, who was a key figure via his pro bono support of Ruth Brown in getting royalties and more to any number of African American musicians from earlier years who'd been cheated out of them.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Percussionist-composer Alvin Fielder, founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 6 January 2019 12:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Alan R. Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments:

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:34 (two months ago) Permalink

^ was just about to post that one :(

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Victor "The Mascara Snake" Hayden died in December.

visiting, Monday, 7 January 2019 22:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Sorry to hear that, fgti. RIP.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:20 (one week ago) Permalink

condolences, fgti

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP Pat Mustard Laffan

na (NA), Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Fgti, hugs. Sending you lots of warmth.

nathom, Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:40 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP mistur bourgis

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Justin's music is really nice. Thanks for sharing it.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Seems weird to still have mob bosses being shot in the street in 2019.

otoh, Staten island

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:27 (one week ago) Permalink

first top ranking NYC mob boss taken down since Gotti made his ‘85 move iirc?

omar little, Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm sorry for your loss fgti, that's rough <3

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink

fgti i’m so sorry <3

maura, Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for the kind words. I really encourage people to listen to his music he was completely amazing.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 15 March 2019 00:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Jake Phelps, editor-in-chief of Thrasher, 56.
Apparently he "died suddenly and easy", which I guess is something.

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 15 March 2019 12:04 (one week ago) Permalink

"Suddenly and easy" is a really strange phrase I've never heard before. "Suddenly," yes. "Peacefully," sure. "Easy?"

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 March 2019 12:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's weird. But not such a terrible way to go?

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 15 March 2019 12:19 (one week ago) Permalink

have only ever heard murders in shit crime dramas use that word re death

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 12:25 (one week ago) Permalink

oops *murderers*

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 12:26 (one week ago) Permalink

louis tomlinson’s sister felicite, 18

maura, Friday, 15 March 2019 13:34 (one week ago) Permalink

What??? Oh no. Only lost his mom not too long ago

nathom, Friday, 15 March 2019 14:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I don’t know to what extent people outside the skateboarding world know Jake Phelps, but it’s impossible to understate his importance to skateboarding. He brought a larger than life influence to a huge culture, and was instrumental to its development since its adolescence. A week ago I bought a back issue of the first issue of Thrasher I ever had, and it was poignant to reflect on the significance that magazine had at a formative time. All that’s to say I’m shocked and saddened by that news and feel compelled to write this out to feel more grounded. R.I.P.

ed.b, Friday, 15 March 2019 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

ah fuck i hadn’t heard about Jake.. RIP

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 15 March 2019 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink


Das Leben ist klein Ponyhof (doo dah), Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink


cheese canopy (map), Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck drunk drivers. A friend just got killed in an accident. 26. Fuck. Life had just started for this sweet sweet girl.

nathom, Saturday, 16 March 2019 13:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Sorry shldnt have posred here.

nathom, Saturday, 16 March 2019 13:28 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm so sorry, nathom

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 March 2019 13:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks. Fuck drunk drivers.

nathom, Saturday, 16 March 2019 13:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Michael Wycoff, whose best known track was "Looking Up To You".

Also Frankie Smith, of "Double Dutch Bus" fame.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Sad to hear about Frankie, RIP.

Hadn’t heard of Michael Wycoff, but in things you were shockingly old when you learned: Zhané’s “Hey Mr DJ” is based in large part on “Looking Up To You”, so RIP Michael as well.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 16 March 2019 18:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Barbara Hammer, art filmmaker, 79.

suzy, Saturday, 16 March 2019 21:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Richard Erdman, actor in Stalag 17 and Leonard in Community.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Monday, 18 March 2019 01:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 18 March 2019 01:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Andre Williams, R&B/soul legend, 82

Colonel Poo, Monday, 18 March 2019 19:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Rafi Eitan, top Mossad agent who led the operation to capture Eichmann, fought against the British in the Mandatory Palestine, led mossad operations in Paris in the 70's, handled US spy Jonathan Pollard. Fair to say he saw a bit of action did this fellow!

calzino, Saturday, 23 March 2019 20:15 (three days ago) Permalink

Cult filmmaker Larry Cohen (God Told Me To, It's Alive, Q) at 77.

We're talking about him over here: On Larry Cohen

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:33 (two days ago) Permalink

Scott Walker. Damn.

Three Word Username, Monday, 25 March 2019 08:14 (yesterday) Permalink

Oh, fuck.

suzy, Monday, 25 March 2019 08:18 (yesterday) Permalink

Father of Sandy Hook victim Avielle Richman found dead outside of Newtown Town Hall after apparent suicide

— Hartford Courant (@hartfordcourant) March 25, 2019

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 25 March 2019 16:14 (yesterday) Permalink

jesus, that's tragic.

my future think tank (stevie), Monday, 25 March 2019 16:34 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah, and right after two parkland survivors took their own lives, too

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 25 March 2019 16:36 (yesterday) Permalink

Fuck the NRA.

pomenitul, Monday, 25 March 2019 16:37 (yesterday) Permalink

Joseph Pilato, one of the stars of Romero's Day of the Dead:

Ward Fowler, Monday, 25 March 2019 19:08 (yesterday) Permalink

RIP 97-years old Ghanaian scholar and author re African music J.H. Kwabenia Nketia

His 1974 book, “The Music of Africa,” is widely considered a definitive historical study, and “Ethnomusicology and African Music,” a collection of his writings published in 2005, is used in classrooms throughout Africa ...

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:41 (nine hours ago) Permalink

Ranking Roger, from the (English) Beat and General Public.

RIP Roger Charlery aka Ranking Roger.

“Goodnight sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”.

— pauline black (@paulineblack) March 26, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:47 (two hours ago) Permalink

Oh fuck no

kolarov spring (NickB), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:00 (two hours ago) Permalink


Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:13 (two hours ago) Permalink

.. Am ded!

Mark G, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:16 (two hours ago) Permalink

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