Rolling Obituary Thread 2024

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Grim Reaper gonna keep reaping.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 1 January 2024 19:47 (one month ago) link

burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb

jaymc, Monday, 1 January 2024 19:56 (one month ago) link

Will we have a death pool this year?

Expansion to Mackerel (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 1 January 2024 20:34 (one month ago) link

I call American democracy

stephen miller is not your friend (Eric H.), Monday, 1 January 2024 20:41 (one month ago) link

Is that the new Guns N Roses album?

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 1 January 2024 20:44 (one month ago) link

Chris Karrer of both Amon Düüls

https://www.facebook.com/groups/10213321397/posts/10159782465886398/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 January 2024 17:17 (one month ago) link

One for the UK charity sector: Camila Batmanghelidjh, 61

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/jan/02/kids-company-charity-founder-camila-batmanghelidjh-dies-aged-61

CDs sound better than vinyl (Matt #2), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 20:37 (one month ago) link

I think her given name was Camila Brucewayneghelidjh

CthulhuLululemon (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 21:27 (one month ago) link

Glynis Johns

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 January 2024 20:07 (one month ago) link

Oh, shame, she reached the century though. RIP Glynis.

Little Billy Love (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 January 2024 20:22 (one month ago) link

VOTES FOR WOMEN rip glynis
thx for teaching me abt the suffragette movement <3

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 4 January 2024 20:27 (one month ago) link

Love her in this Amicus/EC anthology bit:

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

stephen miller is not your friend (Eric H.), Thursday, 4 January 2024 20:31 (one month ago) link

Derek Draper, covid-affected husband of Kate Garaway and former Labour Party ghoul.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 5 January 2024 12:17 (one month ago) link

tbf he possibly still qualifies as a labour party ghoul?

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Friday, 5 January 2024 13:31 (one month ago) link

RIP David Soul, aged 80.

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 5 January 2024 14:30 (one month ago) link

xp
don't ghouls feed on the flesh of the dead? I guess if he can manage to eat himself it will save on funeral expenses

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 14:30 (one month ago) link

Actor Christian Oliver, 51, and his two daughters, 12 and 10, killed in a plane crash in the Caribbean.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 5 January 2024 18:31 (one month ago) link

I just re-watched the 1979 Salem's Lot miniseries, David Soul was great in that... a lot of cool cameos by old-timey hollywood stars; it's still pretty freaky as well

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:34 (one month ago) link

Still has some of the scariest scenes I've ever seen from made-for-TV

Wack Snyder (Eric H.), Friday, 5 January 2024 18:36 (one month ago) link

it scared the shit out of me when I was a kid watching it on a b+w valve television

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 18:36 (one month ago) link

I can never remember whether he was Starsky or Hutch.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 5 January 2024 18:37 (one month ago) link

he was Starsky, the smart one.. Hutch was the 'street' one

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:38 (one month ago) link

xp Yeah, Tobe Hooper directed it, he didn't pull any punches with the scary stuff

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:39 (one month ago) link

James Mason as the vampire's henchman and keeper was so cold blooded, actually he was much scarier than the vampire

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 18:42 (one month ago) link

A lot of it was filmed up in Humboldt County (where I'm from), my uncle got paid $15 to put a Massachussetts plate on his car

The house was totally fake, we drove out to have a look at it while they were filming

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:45 (one month ago) link

I think you've got your cops mixed up. Paul Michael Glaser was Starsky (the street one), while David Soul was Hutch (the smart one.)

henry s, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:50 (one month ago) link

Ahh okay

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:54 (one month ago) link

See?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 5 January 2024 18:55 (one month ago) link

I felt so sure of myself

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:56 (one month ago) link

You don't have many of those renaissance men much anymore: stage actor, film actor, television, successful pop singer

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 18:59 (one month ago) link

it scared the shit out of me when I was a kid

Seeing a *trailer* for it freaked me out!

Kim Kimberly, Friday, 5 January 2024 19:10 (one month ago) link

Vampire raising up through the kitchen floor with evil James Mason and killing the kid's parents in front of him seemed pretty hardcore for post watershed television at the time.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 19:40 (one month ago) link

Heard some work people today commiserating with Kate Garraway but I said nothing because lol fuck Draper not soon enough

emishi sun hack (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 January 2024 19:40 (one month ago) link

Died of long covid? weird

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 January 2024 19:51 (one month ago) link

he was already dead tbf! When he got covid he was in an induced coma for 10 weeks, covid hated him more than uk ilx does.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 19:56 (one month ago) link

I keep misreading gushing tributes to him as "lobbyist turned psychopath"

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 20:05 (one month ago) link

"turned" being the solecism

emishi sun hack (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 January 2024 20:06 (one month ago) link

Glad to see that David Sole was well prepared, just in case he bumped into Derek Draper…. pic.twitter.com/ky1Ax5OTOc

— Zarah Bukake MP. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Dim ond parodi ydy (@XRLlareggub) January 5, 2024

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 20:23 (one month ago) link

I keep misreading gushing tributes to him as "lobbyist turned psychopath"

Same, except when hearing it.

Little Billy Love (Tom D.), Friday, 5 January 2024 22:14 (one month ago) link

Silver Lady is a banger and fuiud tbh

emishi sun hack (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 January 2024 22:21 (one month ago) link

don't give up on us baby

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 5 January 2024 22:24 (one month ago) link

calz isn't that the unfunny racist Zarah Sultana "parody" account?

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 5 January 2024 22:25 (one month ago) link

yeah I just posted the first offensive post about Draper I found, apols

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 22:28 (one month ago) link

O T MF M

Draper Death is long overdue and

emishi sun hack (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 January 2024 22:36 (one month ago) link

Welsh flag and horrid name should have been a dead giveaway, but I'm slightly pished tonight.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 5 January 2024 23:12 (one month ago) link

David Soul was a guy who had a lot of acting chops. Weirdly my first exposure to him was as one-half of a psychotic bank robbing duo in the TV film In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders. The other psycho was Michael Gross! They were both superb and the final shootout is genuinely intense and bleak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBGfKtuo2AM

omar little, Saturday, 6 January 2024 00:48 (one month ago) link

Cindy Morgan, who played Lacy Underall in Caddyshack.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 6 January 2024 23:30 (one month ago) link

And Yori in Tron

impostor syndrome to the (expletive) max (stevie), Sunday, 7 January 2024 17:22 (one month ago) link

Rip Zagallo

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 7 January 2024 22:45 (one month ago) link

xxm Thanks for that post DJP that is amazing

a hyperlink to the past (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 12 February 2024 01:22 (one week ago) link

Kiptum dying is terrible. Just 4 months ago I was watching him run by me on his way to setting a WR. Only his third marathon!

Jeff, Monday, 12 February 2024 13:11 (one week ago) link

Yeah, so incredibly sad. Kiptum was only 24. He was on the cusp of breaking the human barriers of what was thought to be impossible. Most running fans believed he would run an official sub 2 hour marathon this year. His training plans were mind boggling (180 miles a week?!) and his race speed intimidating. Could have been bigger than Bolt or Kipchoge.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 12 February 2024 15:24 (one week ago) link

Seriously, due to his inexperience running marathons I don't think even he knew what he was fully capable of. Iirc, after winning in Chicago he admitted he ran it relatively conservatively, and that he had plenty of gas left in the tank.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 February 2024 15:37 (one week ago) link

Bob Edwards (he of the soothing NPR voice)

Virginia Wolfman (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 12 February 2024 16:21 (one week ago) link

Kiptum vs Kipchoge at the Paris Olympics could have been the greatest head to head battle in marathon history: one going for a third straight gold, the other being the only real threat to the crown in the last 5-8 years. Only one other runner has gone under 2:03 since 2020.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 12 February 2024 16:24 (one week ago) link

i just ran 5.5 miles in about 45 min and thought that was pretty good, i'll never understand some of those marathon numbers.

omar little, Monday, 12 February 2024 16:55 (one week ago) link

Yeah that pace is insane, basically 4 1/2-minute miles for 26 miles. Seems almost impossible.

From Chicago. Just beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqpx1aJXgZQ

Jeff, Monday, 12 February 2024 17:16 (one week ago) link

In my 20s I worked the overnight at NPR and wrote intros for Bob Edwards. He had a very specific wry way of delivering a funny line. Masterful. So fun to write, imagining it in his voice and then he'd nail it every time. Raising a bourbon to you today,Bob. https://t.co/xVySb6eGVq

— Ira Glass (@iraglass) February 12, 2024

paisley got boring (Eazy), Monday, 12 February 2024 17:42 (one week ago) link

If I’m doing a long cycle ride I’m happy to do 13 miles an hour.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 12 February 2024 18:50 (one week ago) link

Did we mention another former Wailer, guitarist Donald Kinsey, also of Peter Tosh's band and the Kinsey Report?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 February 2024 22:18 (one week ago) link

Steve Wright, 69

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68287707

Alba, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:07 (one week ago) link

!

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:10 (one week ago) link

Last time I heard him I was station-surfing in the car and he was playing Friday I'm In Love, it was about 2pm on a Tuesday.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:11 (one week ago) link

oh no who will 80s boomers complain about the BBC to now?

wang mang band (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:13 (one week ago) link

Shit, for a second I thought it was Steven Wright.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:25 (one week ago) link

same

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:26 (one week ago) link

Wow @ Steve Wright

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:37 (one week ago) link

Oh wow, one of the big names of British radio.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:42 (one week ago) link

Literally only announced last week as the big name on the new radio 2 offshoot station.

Every year without fail I was still surprised at him making the top 10 BBC employee salary list, and how much it was.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:46 (one week ago) link

every(*) time i call home the call always starts with "Hello, boy, can you hear me?" which is from his 80s show, one of his characters. i am that old.

(* not quite)

koogs, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 18:18 (one week ago) link

RIP. Wonder who will now inherit all the miniature golf pencil erasers in the world.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 20:35 (one week ago) link

Oh okay I see, sorry to kill off the RONG DUDE prematurely.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 20:36 (one week ago) link

There's a Steven Wright bit in there somewhere.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 20:48 (one week ago) link

I did a couple of his shows when he was our local DJ along with Mike Read (they were a double-act)

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 22:21 (one week ago) link

I thought it was the comedian too, though I admit I was half surprised to find out he was still alive...he hasn't done much lately has he?

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 22:23 (one week ago) link

Steven Wright the comic just put out a novel: http://www.stevenwright.com/

“I read that Steven Wright died so I erased the n”

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 22:54 (one week ago) link

William Post, the inventor of Pop-Tarts.

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2024/02/grand-rapids-man-inventor-of-pop-tarts-dies-at-96.html

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 February 2024 05:15 (one week ago) link

;_;

rip mr tart

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 February 2024 06:53 (one week ago) link

holy fuck they’re a grand rapids invention?
i didn’t know that. i have a michigan connection to them, oddly enough

when i was in yr 12 at high school i did an exchange & stayed w a family in walker, mi.
for 10 days & went to school etc. while i was there i discovered pop tarts & ate them every morning for breakfast.
the following year when i went to uni a huge box showed up at my dorm — my host mom in michigan had sent me a box full of cartons of strawberry pop tarts. like 50 boxes!

i lived on those things for my first year
i loved them

cannot eat them now lol

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 February 2024 07:06 (one week ago) link

poor person's hot pockets

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 February 2024 07:09 (one week ago) link

Yoshitaka Murayama, creator of the Suikoden RPG series & its upcoming spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 14 February 2024 09:51 (one week ago) link

alexei navalny, supposedly

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2024 11:41 (five days ago) link

Least surprising death this year sadly.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 16 February 2024 12:06 (five days ago) link

Dexter Romweber of Flat Duo Jets.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Saturday, 17 February 2024 03:40 (four days ago) link

o shit

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 February 2024 04:09 (four days ago) link

(Central/SoCal-specific obit)
Ernesteen McConnell, who cofounded McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams with her husband Gordon, has died at age 104, the company announced.
In a post on Instagram, the chain of ice cream spots described “Ernie” as “a pistol.”
“Sharp, spirited and energetic, she was a woman of boundless energy, positivity and generosity of spirit,” the post says.
McConnell, who was approaching her 105th birthday later this month, helped found the store in 1950 after she and her husband moved to Santa Barbara.
Since then, McConnell’s ice creams, which the company notes are “made from scratch,” are sold at eight scoop shops in Southern California and the Central Coast, as well as in grocery stores.
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/socal-ice-cream-pioneer-dies-at-104/

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 17 February 2024 06:37 (four days ago) link

sending thoughts & prayers to Babs - McConnell’s coffee icecream is her favorite

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 17 February 2024 06:39 (four days ago) link

McConnell's Turkish Coffee ice cream is perfect. Of course it looks like coffee ice cream with an ash try full of espresso grind mixed in, but it is still a perfect ice cream.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 17 February 2024 12:50 (four days ago) link

longtime college basketball coach (most notably at maryland) lefty driesell, 92

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 February 2024 16:07 (four days ago) link

Andreas Brehme, a Germany legend who scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final, has died.

Rest in peace, Andreas. pic.twitter.com/3EAscikK9X

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 20, 2024

Wry & Slobby (Portsmouth Bubblejet), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 09:55 (yesterday) link

RIP

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 10:09 (yesterday) link

Not quite on Brehme's level but a fascinating story:

https://x.com/TomLinesEtc/status/1759899259183243399

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 11:35 (yesterday) link

Apparently David Irving. No loss there.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 22:01 (yesterday) link

hes come out and denied it

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 22:24 (yesterday) link

My God, only 50.

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:53 (six hours ago) link

The Office largely passed me by, but I love Keith's appraisal scene and often re-watch that.

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 11:00 (six hours ago) link


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