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 weeks ago) Permalink

he took the day off

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

Dean Ford of The Marmalade

Yep, it's beginning...

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 15:48 (two weeks 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. https://t.co/DyPiEiVLoV

— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019

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

Who was his father, Albert?

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

no, that's his brother

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

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

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

he was a very funny comedic actor

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

Hammer Films Producer Roy Skeggs:

http://petercushingblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/hammer-films-producer-roy-skeggs-dies.html

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

RIP Funkhouser.

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

Albert and Bob, together

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/456595/Modern-Romance-Movie-Clip-You-Want-Happiness-.html

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

Nine minutes of madness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdOYE7IWouo

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:33 (two weeks 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. https://t.co/jBN5N0oQQS

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

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

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

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

lol my thoughts exactly

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

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

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

Oof RIP

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

gutted about Pegi

RIP, amazing lady

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

or the Village Recorder or something

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

aw pegi :(

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

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

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

Nancy Roman, Nasa’s first Chief of Astronomy

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

https://sh-s7-live-s.legocdn.com/is/image/LEGO/21312_alt3

koogs, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:41 (two weeks 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 weeks 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:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Former-Chronicle-reporter-Al-Reinert-co-writer-13504713.php

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

aw no :(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 January 2019 05:27 (two weeks 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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/howell-begle-lawyer-who-championed-penniless-randb-stars-dies-at-74/2019/01/03/fdf1ac7e-0e32-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?utm_term=.bb6514e3f36c

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

Alan R. Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments:
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/01/06/arp-founder-alan-r-pearlman-has-died/

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

^ was just about to post that one :(

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

Victor "The Mascara Snake" Hayden died in December.

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

:(

Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 7 January 2019 22:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

jimmy hannan, old timey entertainment fellow

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 7 January 2019 23:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

We made this little tribute to one of our favorite people ever in the world of comedy, the one and only Bob Einstein.

(And yes, I did give him the car..) pic.twitter.com/0cVMIERSL1

— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) January 5, 2019

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Ron Smith, seminal 2000ad artist.

We're very sorry to hear that Judge Dredd artist Ron Smith has passed away. From co-creating Chopper to the weird Otto Sump and the wonderful Mayor Dave, he was an incredible artist with a career spanning decades. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Droid tribute by @PyeParr pic.twitter.com/sbLqGJHooa

— 2000 AD (@2000AD) January 10, 2019

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 10 January 2019 13:40 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP, best Dredd artist.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:42 (one week ago) Permalink

rip, second-best dredd artist behind the also-recently-deceased carlos ezquerra

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Victor "The Mascara Snake" Hayden died in December.

Would probably have never known about this but for this thread. RIP Victor.

http://www.beefheart.com/victor-hayden-rip/

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

^ whoa, I never put it together that the single mother in Medium Cool, the abandoned wife in The Hired Hand, and the sad lady in the bar in After Hours were all the same actress, let alone that she was also in the likes of Animal House

Josefa, Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:18 (one week ago) Permalink

and Mary, Mother of Christ.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Joseph Jarman, formerly of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. I saw him with them in 2017 - he got up and read a poem at their NYC show. He seemed pretty frail but not teetering on the edge of the grave. He was 81.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 11 January 2019 01:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh no! RIP, love those AEC recs

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 January 2019 01:55 (one week ago) Permalink

He made a live album in 1978 with Famoudou Don Moye, Egwu-Anwu (Sun Song), that I'm listening to for the first time right now; it's amazing.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 11 January 2019 02:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Jo Andres, 65. Steve Buscemi’s wife of 30 years.

flappy bird, Saturday, 12 January 2019 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Mathematician Michael Atiyah: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/obituaries/michael-atiyah-dead.html

brain (krakow), Saturday, 12 January 2019 22:45 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 January 2019 22:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Cartoonist Batton Lash (creator of Wolff & Byrd, writer of "Archie Meets the Punisher")
https://www.newsfromme.com/2019/01/12/batton-lash-r-i-p/

The Non-Verbal Signs Your Mod Is Giving You (WmC), Sunday, 13 January 2019 15:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Music writer Dave Laing:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/14/dave-laing-obituary

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 14 January 2019 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Willie Murphy, "mayor" of Minneapolis' West Bank music scene, running partner of Koerner Ray & Glover and producer of Bonnie Raitt's debut LP.

http://www.startribune.com/heart-and-soul-of-minneapolis-music-scene-willie-murphy-dies-at-75/504291622/

composed of atoms just as all posters have been (Dan Peterson), Monday, 14 January 2019 17:33 (one week ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/lQPtAiggTnQ

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Stage and screen star Carol Channing:
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46878018

Tha Threadkilla Strikes Again (j.lu), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:33 (six days ago) Permalink

;_;

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:58 (six days ago) Permalink

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 22:42 (five days ago) Permalink

RIP

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 22:43 (five days ago) Permalink

Openly gay Latin trap artist Kevin Fret, killed last week:
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/11/kevin-fret-gay-latin-trap-rapper-shot-dead-puerto-rico

breastcrawl, Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:29 (four days ago) Permalink

rip mary oliver

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:30 (four days ago) Permalink

Guitar hero Reggie Young, 82. "Suspicious Minds", "Son of a Preacher Man", 'Hooked on a Feeling", "I Think I'll Just Sit Here and Drink", "Luckenbach, Texas", just for starters.

Ρεμπετολογια, Friday, 18 January 2019 18:24 (three days ago) Permalink

Love that guy. RIP:(

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 January 2019 19:20 (three days ago) Permalink

rip mary oliver

yes. she was/is my wife's favorite poet and one of the very few poets who was able to attract a large and loyal following in an age where perhaps one American in a hundred can name ANY poet who isn't dead already. her poetry ain't bad, neither.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 18 January 2019 19:27 (three days ago) Permalink

Windsor Davies

the battering ram's rolling (snoball), Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:48 (two days ago) Permalink

Windsor Davies

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-46931129

I read somewhere once that he had two brothers named Stuart and Tudor.

nate woolls, Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:50 (two days ago) Permalink

"Oh dear.. How sad... Never mind."

#tomorrowsheadline

Mark G, Saturday, 19 January 2019 12:18 (two days ago) Permalink

SHUT UPPPPPP!

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Saturday, 19 January 2019 13:00 (two days ago) Permalink

Ted McKenna, drummer with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band et al ;_;

https://www.loudersound.com/news/ted-mckenna-drummer-with-rory-gallagher-sahb-michael-schenker-dead-at-68

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Saturday, 19 January 2019 13:33 (two days ago) Permalink

RIP. Would it be an exaggeration to say that you the biggest SAHB fan on the borad?

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:24 (two days ago) Permalink

I'm sure there's others.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Saturday, 19 January 2019 15:18 (two days ago) Permalink

Internet sensation Boo the Dog:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/19/americas/boo-cutest-dog-dies-scli-intl/index.html

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Saturday, 19 January 2019 16:32 (two days ago) Permalink

Wow, RIP. Didn’t know this was an actual dog.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 January 2019 16:36 (two days ago) Permalink

We still have Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 January 2019 16:44 (two days ago) Permalink

What about Bubb Rubb? We still have him?

peace, man, Saturday, 19 January 2019 16:47 (two days ago) Permalink

Since we're doing animals, I meant to post about Roger, the buff kangaroo, who passed Dec 10.

https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.vrh1_WfwD4rW33F5KN_GXwHaFj&pid=15.1&P=0&w=209&h=158

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/10/675282745/roger-the-buff-kangaroo-beloved-online-dies-at-age-12

nickn, Saturday, 19 January 2019 19:46 (two days ago) Permalink

steroids are a helluva drug

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:23 (yesterday) Permalink

rip big man, too swole to live

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:45 (yesterday) Permalink

RIPped

pomenitul, Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:48 (yesterday) Permalink

" 'He's a big boy, and very aggressive,' says Chris, lifting his shirt to show off some war wounds.

" 'That's Roger,' he says pointing at one scar. 'That's Roger too. There are another six stitches on my groin. They're Roger.'

'Basically he's just a fighter,' says Chris. 'It's natural for an alpha male. He likes to see the threat go, so will always come out to confront you. If he grabs you, he doesn't let go. You can't get out easily. It's a chokehold. As for a well-placed kick, it can disembowel you.' "

he was such a gentle soul :p

calzino, Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:02 (yesterday) Permalink

Toxic marsupiality >:(

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 13:38 (yesterday) Permalink


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