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 (four months ago) Permalink

he took the day off

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

Dean Ford of The Marmalade

Yep, it's beginning...

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

— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019

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

Who was his father, Albert?

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

no, that's his brother

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

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

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

he was a very funny comedic actor

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

RIP Funkhouser.

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

Nine minutes of madness

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

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

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

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

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

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

lol my thoughts exactly

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

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

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

Oof RIP

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

gutted about Pegi

RIP, amazing lady

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

or the Village Recorder or something

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

aw pegi :(

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

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

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

Nancy Roman, Nasa’s first Chief of Astronomy

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

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

koogs, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:41 (four 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 (four 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:

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 (four 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 (four months ago) Permalink

aw no :(

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

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 (four 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

^ was just about to post that one :(

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

Victor "The Mascara Snake" Hayden died in December.

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

R.I.P. Chuck Barksdale at 84 from The Dells of “Stay in my Corner” soul fame

https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/charles-barksdale-bass-singer-for-the-dells-dies-at-84/

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:50 (four days ago) Permalink

hawkie

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:56 (four days ago) Permalink

wow i am actually gutted by this

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:56 (four days ago) Permalink

AA is referring to Bob Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 16 May 2019 10:50 (four days ago) Permalink

Mike Wilhelm, guitarist and founding member of the (US) Charlatans. I knew some of their songs and history previously, but spent a bunch of time today with this, great stories:

http://www.flyingsnail.com/Scrapbook/Mike_Wilhelm.html

While My Guitar Gently Wheedly-Wheedly-Wheedly-Weeps (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:22 (four days ago) Permalink

Phew. At 102, I. M. Pei has passed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/obituaries/im-pei-dead.html

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:44 (four days ago) Permalink

.. also in the Flamin' Groovies (xp)

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:47 (four days ago) Permalink

For a split second I thought you were saying IM Pei was in the Flamin Groovies.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:04 (four days ago) Permalink

Well, yes.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:12 (four days ago) Permalink

They've been around a long time.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:12 (four days ago) Permalink

in an inverse of not knowing someone was still alive, i had no idea I.M. Pei was remotely that old

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:41 (four days ago) Permalink

the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art is a beautiful modernist home for modernist painting and much else. The atrium is light-filled, has great sight lines, complemented by the monumental Calder mobile; the galleries are intimate and functional. A place my heart dwells.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:45 (four days ago) Permalink

For a split second I thought you were saying IM Pei was in the Flamin Groovies.
I Believe he co-wrote “You Tore Me Down” during his tenure there.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:01 (four days ago) Permalink

xpost man... i had a few unexpected hours in d.c. and walked right past it today. i've been before and admired it, just wasn't in the mood. RIP. think my fave is his museum in ithaca, a surprisingly well-scaled and thoughtful treat (it seemed less humane in dramatic old b&w photos).

(also shoutout to whichever ilxor it was that permanently welded his name to elton john's "pain" in my mind)

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:02 (four days ago) Permalink

xp
He also designed those big plastic balls.

nickn, Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:03 (four days ago) Permalink

Ha, or Flaming Lips, whatev.

nickn, Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:03 (four days ago) Permalink

Flaming Custard Pei.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:09 (four days ago) Permalink

rip big man, heaven needed a cat with extremely monetisable facial deformities

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 11:36 (three days ago) Permalink

i wanna run to u

mark s, Friday, 17 May 2019 11:41 (three days ago) Permalink

sadness in his eyes

koogs, Friday, 17 May 2019 11:48 (three days ago) Permalink

Pei designed the art museum at my alma mater, which is pretty nice and which no one who isn't in Indiana for some unfortunate reason will ever go out of their way to see.

Blithering Hayseed (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 May 2019 11:59 (three days ago) Permalink

Pei designed a building at my alma mater in which I lived for three years.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 12:21 (three days ago) Permalink

he designed a fascinating church i visited in taiwan a couple of weeks ago

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 17 May 2019 12:22 (three days ago) Permalink

Pei designed a building at my alma mater in which I lived for three years.

This is not true, sorry

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:01 (three days ago) Permalink

Since you didn't specify, I'm operating under the assumption that every facet of your claim was a wild flight of fancy.

Blithering Hayseed (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:08 (three days ago) Permalink

It was posted on the cusp of dreaming and waking, so there is some transfigured truth in there.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:46 (three days ago) Permalink

was only 7. no age for a cat, no matter how grumpy.

thomasintrouble, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:13 (three days ago) Permalink

Drugs? Car crash? Suicide?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 17 May 2019 14:16 (three days ago) Permalink

sadness in his eyes

― koogs, Friday, 17 May 2019 11:48 (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And now I have "Death Disco" playing in my mind, for the grumpy cat...

Mark G, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:22 (three days ago) Permalink

was only 7. no age for a cat, no matter how grumpy.

― thomasintrouble, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:13 (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Barely a grumpy kitten

Mark G, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:23 (three days ago) Permalink

founding member of the 7 club

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:07 (three days ago) Permalink

the point where human civilisation started giving an age to furry vermin was the start of the ending..

calzino, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:09 (three days ago) Permalink

Was that cat named I.M. Pet?

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:24 (three days ago) Permalink

RIPei

na (NA), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:42 (three days ago) Permalink

GrumPei

nickn, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:55 (three days ago) Permalink

furpeipei

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:03 (three days ago) Permalink

if it exists someone please post a GrumPei visual mashup to the Most 2019 Images thread

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:19 (three days ago) Permalink

herman wouk, 103

mookieproof, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:41 (three days ago) Permalink

all the centenarians have had it

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:44 (three days ago) Permalink

Buncha impressively old people dying.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:44 (three days ago) Permalink

Fun Fact: Herman Woul wrote for Fred Allen's radio show.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:52 (three days ago) Permalink

WOUK, stupid phone.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:52 (three days ago) Permalink

man, ten days shy of 104

omar little, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:52 (three days ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/Garfield/status/1129442816210481154

mookieproof, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:47 (three days ago) Permalink

RIP Herman Wouk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-95QqBXLG2I

Brad C., Friday, 17 May 2019 18:45 (three days ago) Permalink

didn't read Caine, but was always kinda repulsed by Barney Greenwald's ultimate apologia for Queeg

Wouk probably liked Nixon too

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 19:09 (three days ago) Permalink

RIP, Warren Lee, co-founder of the Empire State Soul Club.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 22:37 (three days ago) Permalink

Sweet guy, that Warren Lee. I always had a good time at his soul parties, and it was nice to run into him in any context

Josefa, Friday, 17 May 2019 23:58 (three days ago) Permalink


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