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 (four weeks ago) link

Damn. RIP.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:26 (four weeks ago) link

noted cincinnati bengals coach sam wyche, 74

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

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

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

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

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

he's pretending to be possessed in heaven now

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

he's doonstairs

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

Elizabeth Wurtzel, sorry.

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

Wow

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

very sad :(

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

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

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

I fucking hated that crap when I was a kid!

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

take it to up the arse corner

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

lol!

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

rip

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

i guess this is the thread for tears after all

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

still not as painful as the other ilm tbf

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

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

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

stairlift to heaven

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

Holy shit Carroll Baker is still alive

Josefa, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:20 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link

sorry Sue Lyon, no final ‘s’

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

Bosley Crowther thought the same

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

Ah shit. What a drummer.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:55 (four days ago) link

Phew. Per TMZ, Kobe Bryant:

https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/26/kobe-bryant-killed-dead-helicopter-crash-in-calabasas/

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:29 (three days ago) link

Jesus

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:30 (three days ago) link

wtf

pomenitul, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:32 (three days ago) link

I know nothing about basketball and haven't the slightest interest in finding out anything about it and I'm still, like, wtf?

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:42 (three days ago) link

Yeah, me too

TS: Kirk/Spock vs. Marat/Sade (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:44 (three days ago) link

Wow

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:44 (three days ago) link

And an Oscar winner! Damn.

I Heard You Ain't HOOS's (Eric H.), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:44 (three days ago) link

Spoke to a family member. They confirmed it. This is nuts.

— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 26, 2020

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:50 (three days ago) link

he was almost in Uncut Gems before Kevin Garnett.. for a sec I was thinking was he that basketball player, not knowing anything about the sport.

calzino, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:56 (three days ago) link

I guess it goes without saying but it’s appalling that we’ve got people dying in helicopter crashes.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:09 (three days ago) link

the Grammys are in LA at the STaples Center tonight. this is going to be a pretty somber awards ceremony.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:14 (three days ago) link

fuuuucking hell

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:15 (three days ago) link

holy fuck

uncrut gems (crüt), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:17 (three days ago) link

Holy heck

ESPN confirmed ex-laker Rick Fox also was on board. RIP.

— Twiter Rando (@Twiter_Rando) January 26, 2020

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:17 (three days ago) link

The rape accusation will come up soon, I suppose.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:18 (three days ago) link

Rick Fox too? fuuuuuck

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:20 (three days ago) link

xpost

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:20 (three days ago) link

Good lord

flappy bird, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:23 (three days ago) link

"The rape accusation will come up soon, I suppose." I just asked someone when the 'kobe raping people in heaven' jokes will start.

akm, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:25 (three days ago) link

rumors that at least a couple of Kobe's daughters were on board

awful shit all around

omar little, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:25 (three days ago) link

He's been such a household name for so long it's incredible to me that he was only 41.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:27 (three days ago) link

hoping the daughters rumor is false. as far as I can see, it's an affiliate of ABC making that claim, but things are moving so fast i t's hard to keep up.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:29 (three days ago) link

i think it might be a mistake, someone misspeaking, hoping that's the case.

omar little, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:30 (three days ago) link

Rick fox thing seems to be unconfirmed too?

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:33 (three days ago) link

Truly stunning. I was just watching an interview with LeBron James yesterday, who had passed Bryant on the all-time points list the night before.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:34 (three days ago) link

man, rick fox

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:39 (three days ago) link

so apparently, now the daughters confirmed as not on board, and one of the surviving daughters indicated to press neither was Rick. Jesus.

at this point, I am ceasing to comment on any decedents other than Kobe until officially reported, because the rumor mill on Twitter has gotten disgusting and confusing.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:42 (three days ago) link

TMZ reporting one daughter, Gigi (13), was on board.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:54 (three days ago) link

ugh....awful

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:55 (three days ago) link

I thought this thread by a friend was very well said.

THREAD: All I can think about is this clip that went viral a few weeks ago of Kobe and his 13 year old daughter, Gianna, aka Gigi (now confirmed to have perished with him in the helicopter crash with him). He was dad-splaining basketball, and she was ribbing him for doing it. pic.twitter.com/qr3oRqCLOq

— Karen Tongson (@inlandemperor) January 26, 2020

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 January 2020 22:23 (three days ago) link

I don't really see 'ribbing' there but that does look like a tender father-daughter moment

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 26 January 2020 23:57 (three days ago) link

i guess this is a good time to tell my story. in one of my former jobs here in Los Angeles we had a subsidy company that was a limo company. anyways, Kobe left his camera in the back seat of one of the limos. they knew i lived in Orange County and told me they would give me a car for the night and my job was to go to his house in Newport Beach and take him his camera. fair enough, when i got to the security gate i had clearance and all that. so i went up to his door and knocked. i'm expecting like a maid or butler or someone else to answer the front door. nope, it was Kobe himself so he actually took some time and we talked for a few moments. it was sort of a surreal experience but not too unusual as i have met a lot of stars at that job and it became sort of normal for me. when you are meeting the members of Metallica, having Renée Zellweger calling me telling me that she just wrecked our BMW and giving me the location of that car or having Kim Gordon telling me to turn down Led Zeppelin (true story) as she was trying to talk to someone. then it became sort of normal for me.

RIP Kobe Bryant

Bee OK, Monday, 27 January 2020 01:44 (two days ago) link

Bob Gullotti, drummer for Boston jazz trio The Fringe and professor at Berklee Schoolof Music, at 71. Don't know if anyone on here is familiar with them, but he was a monster drummer and they were a fantastic band. I used to go see them play every week at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge.

https://www.jambase.com/article/drummer-bob-gullotti-death

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 27 January 2020 05:34 (two days ago) link

rick fox officially not dead, btw

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:47 (two days ago) link

Illustrator/Artist Jason Polan

hearing really sad news that the artist jason polan has passed way. i didn't know him well but he always seemed a very talented, energetic, and unique person. i loved getting the chance to write about his taco bell drawing club last year. https://t.co/xeUL85NzRZ

— Naomi Fry (@frynaomifry) January 27, 2020

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 27 January 2020 17:41 (two days ago) link

Polan was awesome and a real and true piece of what makes new york still a worthwhile place to be sometimes. RIP

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:34 (two days ago) link

Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 03:54 (yesterday) link

RIP the lovely Nicholas Parsons, who passed away at 1am this morning at the grand age of 96. A charming, kind and generous man who will be sadly missed by all of us privileged enough to know him.

— Ian Freeman (@ianfreeman) January 28, 2020

groovypanda, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:07 (yesterday) link

*bzzzz* HESITATION

opden gnash (imago), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:09 (yesterday) link

sorry too soon. but 96 is a fine innings

opden gnash (imago), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:09 (yesterday) link

Been basically annoyed by him for the best part of 30 years now, but will miss him anyway.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:11 (yesterday) link

I hate that damned show, but when that smug twat Mitchell replaces him it will be even worse! He was excellent in Mr Jolly Lives Next Door tbf.

calzino, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:14 (yesterday) link

Honestly I haven't been able to listen to it since he decided some time in the 90s that "deviation" meant "making a joke" and that every dispute could be fixed by alternating "benefit of the doubt" which just made for decades of boring radio. Williams, Jones and Nimmo being dead obviously didn't help, their attacks on him were the best part of it. Afraid to say the future host JAM is most likely the dreaded Brandreth IMO, Mitchell would be a bit better, not that I would listen to it anyway tbph.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:23 (yesterday) link

all 9 circles of hell = being trapped in a leaky reeking portaloo with Brandreth + Mitchell for eternity.

calzino, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:30 (yesterday) link

Been basically annoyed by him for the best part of 30 years now, but will miss him anyway.

^this

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:59 (yesterday) link

RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LwJlOfNHT0

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:02 (yesterday) link

R.I.P. Jack Burns. George Carlin’s first comedy partner, early Second City alum, head writer for the first season of The Muppet Show, hosted in the second season of SNL, announcer for Fridays...the list goes on. Ugh. 2020 is a such a bummer so far. pic.twitter.com/OLbBtfYUfL

— That Week In SNL (@ThatWeekInSNL) January 28, 2020

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 17:01 (yesterday) link


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