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 (six months ago) link

Damn. RIP.

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

noted cincinnati bengals coach sam wyche, 74

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

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

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

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

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

he's pretending to be possessed in heaven now

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

he's doonstairs

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

Elizabeth Wurtzel, sorry.

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

Wow

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

very sad :(

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

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

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

I fucking hated that crap when I was a kid!

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

take it to up the arse corner

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

lol!

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

rip

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

i guess this is the thread for tears after all

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

still not as painful as the other ilm tbf

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

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

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

stairlift to heaven

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

Holy shit Carroll Baker is still alive

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

Bosley Crowther thought the same

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

kevin rafferty, director of 'the atomic cafe'

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-kevin-raffery-obit-20200703-b2ibkeinxvg5pbeoczca5upwbm-story.html

donna rouge, Monday, 6 July 2020 17:07 (one week ago) link

Joe Porcaro, patriarch of the Toto brethren, as well as having his own notable career as a drummer.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 16:14 (one week ago) link

Just heard that Mary Kay Letourneau died (colon cancer, age 58).

nickn, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 05:19 (six days ago) link

She was famous for having sex with her 13 yr old student, getting pregnant, getting sent to jail, and later marrying him and having another kid.

nickn, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 05:20 (six days ago) link

Read up on her background on wiki. Her dad had some extra-marital kids with a mistress/student while he was in office. And one of her brothers works for the Trump administration. Great family!

In 1978, her father was re-elected as a Republican to the California State Senate. He intended to run for the U.S. Senate in 1982, but his political career was permanently damaged that year when it was revealed that he had fathered two children out of wedlock during an affair with a mistress, a former student at Santa Ana College, where he had taught political science.[13]

Letourneau's brother John Schmitz was the deputy counsel to President George H. W. Bush.[11] Her other brother, Joseph E. Schmitz, was Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense under President George W. Bush,[15] was a senior executive with Academi, and is a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump.[16]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 06:02 (six days ago) link

She was famous for having sex with her 13 year old student

you misspelled "raping" there

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 12:30 (six days ago) link

Oof I’m remembering now a terrible article in the 90s in Spin magazine about how maybe,maybe, hers was a pure love that should be celebrated by society. She “fell in love with him” when he was 8.

Boring, Maryland, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 14:00 (six days ago) link

I’ll be damned if I can link to google books, but just google “spin magazine Letourneau” and it’s right there. Spin Magazine was shit in a lot of ways, but goddamn do I give them a lot of credit for putting every single issue out there for everyone to see.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 17:01 (six days ago) link

yeesh

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 19:37 (six days ago) link

i remember that article! i had that issue of spin. i remember finding the article gross and disturbing when i was 15, not sure i can bring myself to reread it now.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 19:52 (six days ago) link

The writer's wiki page has a strong "he wrote this" vibe to it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Stadler

Alba, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:10 (six days ago) link

He might have.

I will say, though I've never met the guy and haven't read the Letourneau article, his work as an editor and publisher is really indispensable-- so many of the best non-commercial books of the past three decades have come from Clear Cut Press or Publication Studio.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:32 (six days ago) link

Now You Don't See Him

Johnny Beattie, Scottish entertainer of yore

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53354314

Mud... jam... failure (aldo), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:19 (five days ago) link

... people you thought were...

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:30 (five days ago) link

Stanley Baxter the last one standing now

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:30 (five days ago) link

I hadn't realized Johnny Beattie was in River City for over a decade because obviously Ive never watched River City, am no daft

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:33 (five days ago) link

Now you come to mention it it wasn't that long ago he was in River City.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:35 (five days ago) link

Una McLean is not only still going at 90 but she was in River City too up till last year.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:37 (five days ago) link

Is Mary Lee (Jack Milroy's wife) still alive?

Mud... jam... failure (aldo), Thursday, 9 July 2020 22:47 (five days ago) link

Don't know, tried googling, five years ago she was described as being 'in her early 90s', with the suspicion that she was lying about her age.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:28 (five days ago) link

Dorothy Paul's still standing.

everything, Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:39 (five days ago) link

Oh she's just a wee young thing though.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:44 (five days ago) link

Glen Michael, 94 btw.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:45 (five days ago) link

Jack Charlton, 85

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:02 (three days ago) link

Was listening to him last night watching programme about Nottingham Forest’s European cup wins.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:04 (three days ago) link

Jack Charlton's Match Fishing was a legendary ZX Speccy game!

calzino, Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:06 (three days ago) link

Musician Judy Dyble

nickn, Sunday, 12 July 2020 19:40 (two days ago) link

Elvis's grandson:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/12/us/benjamin-keough-elvis-presley-grandson-death/index.html

(Elvis's granddaughter, Riley Keough, is in American Honey.)

clemenza, Monday, 13 July 2020 02:10 (yesterday) link

I was today years old when I learned that Riley Keough is Elvis's granddaughter.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Monday, 13 July 2020 15:22 (yesterday) link

Did you mean to post that on Things you were shockingly old when you learned

Isolde mein Herz zum Junker (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 July 2020 15:30 (yesterday) link

I figured since I saw it here I'd post it here.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Monday, 13 July 2020 15:33 (yesterday) link

#onethread

all cats are beautiful (silby), Monday, 13 July 2020 16:27 (yesterday) link

Naya Rivera

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 13 July 2020 18:04 (yesterday) link

Swamp Pop singer Rod Bernard ("This Should Go On Forever")

https://www.katc.com/news/iberia-parish/swamp-pop-legend-rod-bernard-dies

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 July 2020 20:22 (yesterday) link

Man this is shitty -- Grant Imahara from Mythbusters and other things:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grant-imahara-dead-mythbusters-host-was-49-1303101

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 04:31 (fifteen hours ago) link

That's really sad

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 04:36 (fifteen hours ago) link

Thank you @grantimahara for being (and building) a friend. Your genius and creative spirit will be sorely missed. “My heart? He’s got a place there.” -Geoff Peterson 💔 pic.twitter.com/fgdNr1YDuW

— Josh Robert Thompson (@joshrthompson) July 14, 2020

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 04:51 (fourteen hours ago) link

Thank you @grantimahara for being (and building) a friend. Your genius and creative spirit will be sorely missed. “My heart? He’s got a place there.” -Geoff Peterson 💔 pic.twitter.com/fgdNr1YDuW

— Josh Robert Thompson (@joshrthompson) July 14, 2020

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 04:51 (fourteen hours ago) link

This thread made me cry
RIP Grant

Grant was the kind of person who always had something encouraging to offer when times were tough, and always made you feel so incredibly special. I feel so fortunate to call him a friend. pic.twitter.com/C19mPLmLs5

— Bobak Ferdowsi (@tweetsoutloud) July 14, 2020

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 05:11 (fourteen hours ago) link

Somedays I wish I had a time machine. ⁦@ToryBelleci⁩ ⁦@grantimaharapic.twitter.com/o9FRE2l16W

— Kari Byron (@KariByron) July 13, 2020

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 05:18 (fourteen hours ago) link

Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73 https://wapo.st/3fqGY1t

willem, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 08:29 (eleven hours ago) link

RIP Eddie Gale. Ghetto Music is such a brilliant and unique album

rob, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 14:24 (five hours ago) link

Oh no!

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:58 (two hours ago) link

damn RIP Eddie

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:26 (two hours ago) link

Aw

RIP

Hongro Hongro Hippies (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:50 (one hour ago) link


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