Rolling Obituary Thread: 2020

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Dave Riley of Big Black, 59.

https://www.punknews.org/article/71539/inmemoriam-dave-riley-of-big-black-has-passed-away

nickn, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:25 (three months ago) link

Damn. RIP.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:26 (three months ago) link

noted cincinnati bengals coach sam wyche, 74

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 January 2020 21:02 (three months ago) link

Very Toronto-centric: Marilyn Lastman, Toronto's version of Martha Mitchell, sort of.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6358472/marilyn-lastman-wife-mel-lastman-dies/

As coincidence would have it, I passed the Kitchener Bad Boy store on the way home tonight.

(Also, as posted on ILB, Don Larsen.)

clemenza, Friday, 3 January 2020 00:03 (three months ago) link

A minute of "wait, why would a Mad Magazine artist / writer show up first on I Love Books rather than I Love Comics?"

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 3 January 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

sad news, but man, that URL is particularly unfortunate.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:14 (three months ago) link

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/21107896/rosetta-thompson-19392019

DC promoter for the last 40 years of old-school style Gospel quartet shows , died after a long illness in December 2019

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:59 (three months ago) link

TV "psychic", exploiter of the vulnerable, and smarmy fuck who didn't see this one coming, Derek Acorah

https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/04/tv-mystic-derek-acorah-dies-aged-69

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 4 January 2020 09:42 (three months ago) link

coming soon ...most haunted dead tosser haunts himself.

calzino, Saturday, 4 January 2020 09:57 (three months ago) link

be a little more sensitive calz, he might be reading this from beyond the grave

NickB, Saturday, 4 January 2020 11:15 (three months ago) link

he's pretending to be possessed in heaven now

Kebabs Windsor (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 4 January 2020 11:22 (three months ago) link

he's doonstairs

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 4 January 2020 11:42 (three months ago) link

John Baldessari:

RIP: John Baldessari, a giant of Conceptual art for 50 years, has died. He was 88. A full obituary will follow. https://t.co/CWIiwkIQyu

— Christopher Knight (@KnightLAT) January 5, 2020

... (Eazy), Monday, 6 January 2020 00:46 (three months ago) link

Nancy Lewis, American manager/publicist for Monty Python, the Who, Hendrix, and Genesis, among others, in the ‘60s-‘70s.

https://deadline.com/2020/01/nancy-carol-lewis-jones-dead-monty-python-manager-the-who-jimi-hendrix-publicist-1202822557/

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 11:54 (three months ago) link

Elizabeth Wurtzel, sorry.

Alba, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 16:18 (three months ago) link

she had just been writing for New York mag again, that's a surprise to me

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 16:22 (three months ago) link

Wow

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 16:57 (three months ago) link

very sad :(

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:54 (three months ago) link

Christopher Beeny, jobbing British actor probably best known for playing Thora Hird's son in In Loving Memory although he was also in Upstairs Downstairs and the last 10 years of Last of the Summer Wine.

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 20:42 (three months ago) link

Now I can no longer say Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up! about him and Christopher Timothy, as mentioned recently on the thread of that name :(

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:26 (three months ago) link

It's Christopher Blake I confuse him with.

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:42 (three months ago) link

Errrrrrrrr, what was he in again? Don't tell me....

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:45 (three months ago) link

... OK, two sitcoms I have absolutely no memory of, though I remember him, only 55 when he died :(

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:47 (three months ago) link

I fucking hated that crap when I was a kid!

calzino, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:50 (three months ago) link

take it to up the arse corner

Death to (NickB), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:52 (three months ago) link

lol!

calzino, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:53 (three months ago) link

in the pic to the bottom left it looks like Thora Hird got first dibs on the strap on and is giving it him hard.

calzino, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:57 (three months ago) link

rip

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:59 (three months ago) link

i guess this is the thread for tears after all

Death to (NickB), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 23:09 (three months ago) link

still not as painful as the other ilm tbf

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 23:11 (three months ago) link

The obituary thread is where to come for lolz, folks.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 23:13 (three months ago) link

if you can't laugh at the idea of corpse thora hird fucking another corpse with a dildo then this just isn't the thread for you!

calzino, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 23:23 (three months ago) link

stairlift to heaven

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 23:42 (three months ago) link

new year, similar UK unknowns dominating the rolls

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:26 (two months ago) link

don't want to sic you but "uk unknowns" are in no way "dominating" the list in this thread thus far

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:29 (two months ago) link

idk morbs if a fella so much as looked at a can of film in 1947 he gets his due from yerself in the rip threads, no harm in the bar being low

i never even posted larry gogan today, like

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:32 (two months ago) link

howbout the last 3 hours xp

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:32 (two months ago) link

there really is a vast world of dead britishes sitcom actors fucking each other with dildos that i know nothing of

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:35 (two months ago) link

so... Jack Sheldon of "Schoolhouse Rock" fame

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/01/entertainment/jack-sheldon-dead/index.html

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:37 (two months ago) link

theatre and film director/producer Jack Garfein (The Strange One, Something Wild (1961, with his wife Carroll Baker))

http://www.playbill.com/article/jack-garfein-acclaimed-director-and-producer-dies-at-89

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:43 (two months ago) link

Holy shit Carroll Baker is still alive

Josefa, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:20 (two months ago) link

I saw her do a Q&A in the last couple years, after Something Wild

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:25 (two months ago) link

Never saw that, know her from The Carpetbaggers and Harlow and Sylvia and the '50s things she was in

Josefa, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:34 (two months ago) link

Thought she just passed. Oh wait that was Sue Lyons. Guess I should post them on Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:42 (two months ago) link

sorry Sue Lyon, no final ‘s’

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:44 (two months ago) link

Bosley Crowther thought the same

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:47 (two months ago) link

guilty lol

inexplicably popular 70s/80s comedy act

Such a weird time in UK TV when when comedians and singers from working men's clubs got primetime slots and became household names.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 2 April 2020 11:33 (five days ago) link

In 2013, Large released his first single without Little, a parody of "Je t'aime... moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg entitled "Gee Musky... Moi Non Plus".[citation needed]

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 2 April 2020 11:34 (five days ago) link

Such a weird time in UK TV when when comedians and singers from working men's clubs got primetime slots and became household names.

Syd's autobiography makes pretty clear it was inexplicable to them too why it was them and not other acts.

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Thursday, 2 April 2020 11:47 (five days ago) link

inexplicable to me too, although I remember actually watching their show in the 90s, so past me belongs to that different country as much as they do.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 April 2020 11:49 (five days ago) link

Jacques Brel’s widow Thérèse.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 2 April 2020 14:02 (five days ago) link

We are going to need a monthly thread for this for the foreseeable future :(

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 April 2020 14:09 (five days ago) link

RIP Thérèse.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 2 April 2020 14:30 (five days ago) link

RIP to Bucky Pizzarelli, lost to COVID
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/arts/music/bucky-pizzarelli-dead-coronavirus.html

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:17 (five days ago) link

RIP to Bucky Pizzarelli, lost to COVID
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/arts/music/bucky-pizzarelli-dead-coronavirus.html🕸

Wow, they mention The Guitar! That is deep.

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:24 (five days ago) link

I saw Vaughn Mason at the 1981 (?) New Music Seminar do “Bounce, rock, skate, roll”? RIP

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 April 2020 12:36 (four days ago) link

That should be spelled Vaughan Mason . Seeing that DJ Soul Sister has posted this on twitter and others on his Facebook page

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:35 (four days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9s2kwfLmJE

^^^ immortal tune - RIP Vaughan Mason

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:17 (four days ago) link

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81. https://t.co/5LHt6D1AFB

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:20 (four days ago) link

OH FUCKING WHAT

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:20 (four days ago) link

... people you thought... RIP Bill, great artist.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:22 (four days ago) link

aw fuck, that one hurts

bam! Free bees! (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:22 (four days ago) link

:-(

xyzzzz__, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:24 (four days ago) link

fuck no!!! Bill was one of the best to ever do it.

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:26 (four days ago) link

Bill, Withers

Mark G, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:33 (four days ago) link

Genuinely thought he died a few years ago, still, RIP.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:35 (four days ago) link

Rip Bill, one of the true stars.

calzino, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:35 (four days ago) link

augh dammit, that live at Carnegie Hall is all time

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:43 (four days ago) link

all time great

ole uncle tiktok (darraghmac), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:08 (four days ago) link

This one's a gut punch. What an incredible talent, what a legacy of songs that have given so, so much to so, so many lives.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:04 (four days ago) link

Seeing mention that Swiss artist and musician Walter Wegmüller famous for his album Tarot died at the end of March.

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:47 (four days ago) link

RIP WW, if true.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Friday, 3 April 2020 17:23 (four days ago) link

Patricia Bosworth, Celebrity Biographer and Former Actress, Dies at 86. Covid-19-related.

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/patricia-bosworth-dead-dies-coronavirus-author-1234570604/?fbclid=IwAR0I_Ch9N7JJ-FmcimU0NLW5bGWLywmhrZPIlLzd1CmUj7ABSR5_EGaGkLE

nickn, Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:57 (three days ago) link

RIP. Enjoyed a couple of her books, the Brando one and the one about her dad.

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 4 April 2020 20:39 (three days ago) link

heard her bio on Montgomery Clift is extraordinary

flappy bird, Saturday, 4 April 2020 21:45 (three days ago) link

C. W. Nicol, environmentalist and author. His 1975 memoir, Moving Zen, is a martial arts classic.

Brad C., Saturday, 4 April 2020 22:27 (three days ago) link

Daughter, grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, RFK's daughter, presumed dead in canoe accident

https://abcnews.go.com/US/daughter-grandson-kathleen-kennedy-townsend-rfks-daughter-missing/story?id=69964861&cid=clicksource_81_null_headlines_hed

nickn, Sunday, 5 April 2020 00:50 (two days ago) link

at what stage do you start to wonder whether joe kennedy crossed someone badly enough that a multigenerational reprisal was designed

ole uncle tiktok (darraghmac), Sunday, 5 April 2020 01:05 (two days ago) link

when the one OD'd on a plane or whatever

flappy bird, Sunday, 5 April 2020 04:50 (two days ago) link

Lord Armstrong, 93 - a lengthy career as a senior civil servant whose contribution to posterity will only ever be popularising the phrase "economical with the truth".

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/apr/04/former-top-civil-servant-lord-armstrong-of-ilminster-dies-aged-93

threnody for the victims of alan shearer (Matt #2), Sunday, 5 April 2020 08:42 (two days ago) link

The Marquess of Bath, owner of Longleat (he of the "wifelets"), 87, Covid-19.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-52173794

mike t-diva, Sunday, 5 April 2020 12:59 (two days ago) link

Shirley Douglas:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/shirley-douglas-dies-at-86-1.5522758

Kiefer Sutherland's mother, an activist, and--most relevant to the current situation--her father was Tommy Douglas, the architect of Canada's health system back in the late '50s.

clemenza, Monday, 6 April 2020 11:40 (yesterday) link

Just heard 😢

Kier today, Dom tomorrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 6 April 2020 16:08 (yesterday) link

She was also a staunch republican, and turned down a CBE in 2002 to avoid being a “hypocrite”.

nice

silby, Monday, 6 April 2020 16:29 (yesterday) link

RIP Honor Blackman, one of the first women to popularize martial arts and self defense training

http://fightland.vice.com/blog/how-honor-blackman-brought-womens-self-defense-to-television

Brad C., Monday, 6 April 2020 17:03 (yesterday) link

pooshy

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 April 2020 17:50 (yesterday) link

RIP Honor. Not many people can have looked as good as she did for as long as she did!

Did somebody just say eat? (Tom D.), Monday, 6 April 2020 17:59 (yesterday) link

Grime rapper Black The Ripper

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 6 April 2020 20:03 (yesterday) link

did he die from embarrassment at that name

na (NA), Monday, 6 April 2020 20:40 (yesterday) link

Doesn't seem to be COVID-related (there was a health-related fundraiser for him last year) - pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 6 April 2020 22:02 (yesterday) link

Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 6 April 2020 22:03 (yesterday) link

There's a great joke in the Avengers where Stead gets a post card from Cathy from Fort Knox.

koogs, Monday, 6 April 2020 22:04 (yesterday) link

Louis Johnson the choreographer for the movies Cotton Goes to Harlem and The Wiz, who also got a Tony award, worked with Balanchine, and taught dance at Howard u in DC has passed due to coronavirus

http://outandaboutnycmag.com/3-31-20-oa-nyc-in-memorium-dancer-choreographer-louis-johnson-dies-at-90/

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 04:14 (six hours ago) link


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