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 (ten months ago) link

Damn. RIP.

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

noted cincinnati bengals coach sam wyche, 74

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

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

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

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

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

he's pretending to be possessed in heaven now

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

he's doonstairs

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

Elizabeth Wurtzel, sorry.

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

Wow

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

very sad :(

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

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

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

I fucking hated that crap when I was a kid!

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

take it to up the arse corner

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

lol!

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

rip

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

i guess this is the thread for tears after all

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

still not as painful as the other ilm tbf

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

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

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

stairlift to heaven

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

Holy shit Carroll Baker is still alive

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

Bosley Crowther thought the same

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

Soumitra Chatterjee. Satyajit Ray's (elder) Apu among many other roles. RIP legend.

https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/actor-soumitra-chatterjee-passes-away-6719929/

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 15 November 2020 11:57 (one week ago) link

Just saw that. RIP :(

An Andalusian Do-rag (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 November 2020 13:45 (one week ago) link

Ray Clemence

calzino, Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:00 (one week ago) link

Sad. I can still see the waves of applause as he ran towards the Gwladys Street end at Goodison in ‘80s derbies. Followed by 45min of abuse.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:06 (one week ago) link

he seemed a much better person than Shilton, some argue he was a better keeper as well.

calzino, Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:14 (one week ago) link

Jude Stéfan, French poet, 90. RIP.

pomenitul, Monday, 16 November 2020 14:51 (one week ago) link

he seemed a much better person than Shilton,

Bars don't come any lower. He did seem like a nice fellow though.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Monday, 16 November 2020 14:53 (one week ago) link

RIP Stéfan.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 16 November 2020 15:24 (one week ago) link

Eric "monster monster" Hall

nate woolls, Monday, 16 November 2020 21:04 (one week ago) link

Bruce Swedien, who engineered Thriller

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bruce-swedien-audio-engineer-michael-jackson-dead-1091779/

Brad C., Wednesday, 18 November 2020 02:49 (one week ago) link

Katy "Sheggi" Clarkson, singer of the Fat Tulips and the Melons

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:23 (six days ago) link

Writer and journalist #JanMorris has died at 94. Her son Twm has said in a statement - "This morning at 11.40 at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl, on the Llyn, the author and traveller Jan Morris began her greatest journey. She leaves behind on the shore her life-long partner, Elizabeth." pic.twitter.com/TqmcLtR42J

— Vincent Dowd (@dowdv) November 20, 2020

groovypanda, Friday, 20 November 2020 16:14 (five days ago) link

RIP. Love her book about Trieste

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 21 November 2020 02:13 (four days ago) link

Pvmic, Dominic Grant, permanent fixture on 70s tv light entertainment as the front man of Guys 'n' Dolls.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/20/dominic-grant-dead-guys-n-dolls-singer-dies-suddenly-aged-71-13627794/

pedantly admonishment (aldo), Saturday, 21 November 2020 12:28 (four days ago) link

I imagine every philosophy undergrad has read some of her stuff. RIP

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Saturday, 21 November 2020 13:39 (four days ago) link

wow jan morris! amazing writer, crazy coincidemce because i just started the nyrb edition of HAV

the late great, Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:14 (four days ago) link

The guy who invented the ice bucket challenge https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/ice-bucket-challenge-co-creator-patrick-quinn-dies-aged-37

Change Display Name: (stevie), Monday, 23 November 2020 11:12 (two days ago) link

apparently someone known as the "Wildman of Widnes" has died according to UK twitter, he looked like a grotesque doorman/drug-dealer type that you'd cross the road to avoid!

calzino, Monday, 23 November 2020 13:49 (two days ago) link

rip

mark s, Monday, 23 November 2020 13:51 (two days ago) link

I was going to go a bit further down the wormhole and discover a bit more about this "maverick" but it was too grim!

calzino, Monday, 23 November 2020 13:53 (two days ago) link

with moaty in heaven no doubt

kites aren't fun (NickB), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:18 (two days ago) link

wildman's criminal career began when he did time for a "bit of kebab theft"

mark s, Monday, 23 November 2020 14:25 (two days ago) link

a lot more of that goes on that you'd expect, some people just want free kebabs

calzino, Monday, 23 November 2020 14:30 (two days ago) link

was it him making it smell so bad there?

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:35 (two days ago) link

he was brutalised by his older brother, who once beat him up with a broomstick after catching him throwing one off (and I don't mean throwing a bad kebab out of the window)

calzino, Monday, 23 November 2020 14:45 (two days ago) link

A broomstick? What year was that, 1785?

Naughty Boys Hoo! (Tom D.), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:49 (two days ago) link

Is this some Twitter nonsense because googling Wildman of Widnes isn't bringing up very much of anything.

Naughty Boys Hoo! (Tom D.), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:52 (two days ago) link

no he was real alright, I've just watched him on the True Geordie podcast on youtube, now I'm going to hell.

calzino, Monday, 23 November 2020 14:59 (two days ago) link

https://wtop.com/national/2020/11/nycs-first-african-american-mayor-david-dinkins-has-died/

David Dinkins, NYC mayor, 93

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 11:49 (yesterday) link

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/23/daniel-cordier-obituary

Daniel Cordier, French Resistance fighter, 100

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 11:51 (yesterday) link

David Dinkins won't you please be my mayor
you'd be doing us a very big favor

henry s, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:59 (yesterday) link

er, Mister Dinkins, won't you please be my mayor

henry s, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 13:06 (yesterday) link

RIP Dinkins. Pretty crappy that Giuliani outlived him, although there is some justice in how their respective reputations are going to end up.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 13:09 (yesterday) link

Diminutive French magician Christophe Dominici

RIP legend Christophe Dominici 🙏

67-capped French former winger has died suddenly 😢

pic.twitter.com/Mu05Y7GftL

— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) November 24, 2020

groovypanda, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 15:43 (yesterday) link

Hal Ketchum, of complications from Alzheimer’s.

Mule, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:50 (yesterday) link

John O'Brien, founder of Dalkey Archive.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 19:46 (yesterday) link

damn rip

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 19:56 (yesterday) link

RIP. Hope he founds a good celestial assistant in the next phase of his journey.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:02 (yesterday) link

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early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:25 (yesterday) link

Ooof.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:49 (yesterday) link

Probably shouldn't have gone there.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:51 (yesterday) link

Honestie Hodges, who was handcuffed by the police outside her home in Grand Rapids, Mich., when she was 11, a frightening incident that drew outrage and national headlines in 2017, died of COVID-19 on Sunday. She was 14.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/obituaries/honestie-hodges-dead-coronavirus.html

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:31 (thirteen hours ago) link

Breaking news so no real verified reports, but Diego Maradona

pedantly admonishment (aldo), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:22 (twenty-eight minutes ago) link

!

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:24 (twenty-five minutes ago) link

whoa

early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:25 (twenty-five minutes ago) link

Only Clarin - an Argentine sports media source - reporting his death at present and all others second hand from there, but they reported a couple of hours ago he'd had a heart attack so they've been on the story.

pedantly admonishment (aldo), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:27 (twenty-three minutes ago) link

Less famous but also Grimes collaborator i_o - just 30 years old.

https://pitchfork.com/news/i-o-grimes-violence-collaborator-has-died/

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:28 (twenty-two minutes ago) link

Less famous but also Grimes collaborator i_o - just 30 yo/


o_o

Ape Hole Road (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:37 (thirteen minutes ago) link


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