The rolling RIP/obituary thread

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Mink DeVille.

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 11:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Eunice Shriver, RIP. She is a person who could have coasted for her whole life, instead she founded a charity that has done a fantastic amount of good. I was a volunteer for the Special Olympics for 10 years and I truly loved every minute of it.

Big time RIP to someone who made a real difference.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 15:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I guess not many people would contribute to a thread, but I'm a bit cut up about Gerry Cohen's death. We did a lot of work from his books in my undergrad Marx course, and I saw him lecture less than two years ago.

emil.y, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP the drummer from crap Britpop band Space, according to the Liverpool Echo.

what the f. :-( not a fan of the band, but was aware of'em

and eunice! i knew she was sick... :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

She was 88, and she seems to have made the most of that time-she leaves one hell of a legacy

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

From Variety (who mis-identify Jess Franco as an "Italian Giallo Auteur"):

By Pat Saperstein
Prolific B-movie producer and writer Harry Alan Towers, who made more than 100 films working with cult stalwarts such as Christopher Lee and director Jess Franco, died after a brief illness July 31. He was 88.
While Towers generally worked on low-budget fare, he favored literary adaptations by such writers as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Alan Poe, Agatha Christie and Edgar Wallace.

During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote and produced dozens of films, sometimes credited as Peter Welbeck. Among the actors he worked with were Orson Welles, Michael York, Michael Caine, Richard Harris, James Earl Jones and Tony Curtis.

Towers often shot in locations such as South Africa, Ireland and Bulgaria on films such as "The Face of Fu Manchu," Iran-filmed "Ten Little Indians," South African classic adaptation "Cry the Beloved Country" and "Klondike Fever."

His association with Italian giallo auteur Franco produced films which have become underground classics including "Venus in Furs," "Eugenie," "Marquis de Sade: Justine" and "Night of the Blood Monster."

Capitalizing on the industry's need for video titles during the 1980s and early 1990s, Towers provided a steady pipeline of films such as Robert Englund starrers "Phantom of the Opera" and "Danse Macabre," "Warrior Queen" and "Delta Force 3."

Towers started as a child actor in Britain and during WWII, he became a radio writer while serving in the Royal Air Force. He and his mother started a company called Towers of London after the war to sell syndicated radio shows around the world, and he went on to produce numerous programs for British television including "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Tales from Dickens."

His literary agent, Albert T. Longden, said he was working on an autobiography. Recently he had been working on an adaptation of "Moll Flanders," which was at one time set to be directed by Ken Russell.

He is survived by his wife, actress Maria Rohm.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 13 August 2009 21:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

LOS ANGELES – John Quade, who played the heavy in several Clint Eastwood movies and was the sheriff in the TV miniseries "Roots," has died. He was 71.

His wife Gwen says Quade died in his sleep of natural causes Sunday at his home in the Southern California desert town of Rosamond.

Quade had dozens of TV and movie roles in a career that spanned more than a quarter-century. His movies included "Papillon" and "High Plains Drifter."

However, he is perhaps best remembered as the motorcycle gang leader in the Eastwood movie "Every Which Way But Loose" and its sequel, "Any Which Way You Can."

He also played Sheriff Biggs in episodes of "Roots."

The Kansas-born Quade leaves six children and 10 grandchildren.

The Collected Works of Fun Fun (donna rouge), Thursday, 13 August 2009 21:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Rashied Ali died, too. 2009 is the worst.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, 13 August 2009 21:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP Michael Turner, one of the translators of Herge's TINTIN:

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 17:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Too bad, the Falcons were looking for big things from Michael "the Burner" Turner this year.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 17:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Rashied Ali died, too. 2009 is the worst.

― Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:09 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark

Either that or as ILX ages we're becoming like those death obsessed grandparents who call up their friends to ask if they've seen today's obituary yet.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 18:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

The drummer (I think) from Lit died of brain cancer; saw the obit yesterday.

nickn, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 18:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

Y'know what, FUCK THIS YEAR already. Someone, anyone, fastforward, cause this year sucks.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Saturday, 29 August 2009 11:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dr. Drew:
There is just a profound lack of appreciation of the impact of prescription drugs on the disease of addiction.This time I lost a friend.

Can't tell you how often I have seen an Rx for anxiety or pain result in a full relapse on hard drugs.
about 6 hours ago from TweetDeck

If the biology is activated even by appropriately prescribed medication, the disease awakens and progresses - really without exception
about 6 hours ago from TweetDeck

Q. Tarantino Presents: Popeye (Eazy), Saturday, 29 August 2009 21:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Simon Dee, apparently (according to Wikipedia).

James Mitchell, Sunday, 30 August 2009 11:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

And the BBC News: Opened up a thread for the dude.

Mark G, Sunday, 30 August 2009 12:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Y'know what, FUCK THIS YEAR already. Someone, anyone, fastforward, cause this year sucks.

― Nathalie (stevienixed), Saturday, 29 August 2009 12:31 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^ 2009 is the year when all your childhood heroes will either die or publicly disgrace themselves.

the visible spectrum is rainbows (snoball), Sunday, 30 August 2009 12:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

I know it's pretty sad (like in the loser sense) but I do get upset when someone famous dies. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Sunday, 30 August 2009 18:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

darren sutherland, olympic boxing bronze medallist found dead in his flat in london aged 27.

Amateur Darraghmatics (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

:-( Cause of death still unknown? God that's young. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nevermind, I just noticed he hanged himself. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

i don't follow boxing much, but i remember how likeable he seemed in interviews around the time of the olympics.

Amateur Darraghmatics (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Zakes Mokae, South African actor in the plays of Athol Fugard.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 11:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Italian Job screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin dies at 77

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just came in here to mention TKM. Edge of Darkness, Z Cars...

M*A*S*H co-creator Larry Gelbart too. And Felix Bowness, the jockey from Hi-De-Hi.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think it's probably a good thing that TKM died before he got to see the forthcoming Mel Gibson/Ray Winstone remake of Edge of Darkness :/

Stevie T, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Though it has the same director and... no, it'll be terrible.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

And Gertrude Baines, the oldest living person in the world, relinquished her title last Friday. Perhaps there's already a thread about her.

Enough death for now, I think.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Paul Burke, star of TV's "Naked City"

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners.

James Mitchell, Saturday, 19 September 2009 19:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saw that on Joel Madden's twitter acc. :-(

Nathalie (stevienixed), Saturday, 19 September 2009 19:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

hah Shakey, I was gonna ask you who Paul Burke's son was!

Irving Kristol's just a feelgood like Novak.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 September 2009 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I hadn't realized Mary Travers died until Stephanopoulos this morning, couldn't find a separate thread...Not major, I suppose, although Peter, Paul & Mary's hit covers of Dylan obviously had a major impact on the course of Dylan's career and pop history in general. Mostly I'd say that a) she was very beautiful, and b) "Leaving on a Jet Plane" is a personal favourite.

clemenza, Sunday, 20 September 2009 15:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

There's an existing P,P&M thread on ILM where it was brought up.

nickn, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

Might not read about this one for a few days in the papers but RIP Dr. John J. Wild, pioneer of medical ultrasound (and inventor of the mechanism for the Teasmade), at 95. Every single one of you have probably benefited from something invented by this man.

lacoste intolerant (suzy), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP Dorothy Coonan Wellman 1914-2009, at 95, surely one of the last surviving berkeley girls, if not the last. 0.30 here:

\/*|_*/-\*|) (Pashmina), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP the great magazine illustrator bernie fuchs:

there is a wonderful selection of his work here:

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 24 September 2009 22:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Probably deserves its own thread:

Susan Atkins

nate woolls, Friday, 25 September 2009 11:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP Freddy Bienstock- music publisher, business partner of Leiber and Stoller, imposer of the the "Elvis tax."

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 September 2009 13:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Iain Cuthbertson passed away earlier this month. RIP.

I saw your posse, but now it's me who's bossy (DavidM), Saturday, 26 September 2009 13:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

William Garvey, the guy who wrote "Goodbye Horses" died of heart failure last month at 51.

nickn, Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

xpost -- RIP to Cuthbertson! Funny as hell as the one thing I know him from offhand, an episode of Ripping Yarns.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

lucy 'in the sky' vodden

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Monday, 28 September 2009 21:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

producer Greg Ladanyi (Church, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac etc) died yesterday morning

electric sound of jim (original version) (electricsound), Wednesday, 30 September 2009 05:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP Amy Farris

News spread today to shocked friends and fans that local musician Amy Farris had died over the weekend. As a member of Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Farris played the fiddle, viola and sang harmony vocals. An Austin, Texas native, Farris moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to record a solo album produced by Dave Alvin. She also played backup for a number of musicians including Exene Cervenka, Stan Ridgway, Brian Wilson, Peter Case and Ray Price.

According to newspaper Austin 360, Farris was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Suicide is suspected, but the cause of death is still being investigated. Farris was 40 years old.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 1 October 2009 05:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Little Britain star Matt Lucas' former civil partner has been found dead in his flat after leaving a tragic message on Facebook.

Police found the body of Kevin McGee at his Edinburgh flat.

The television producer, who "wed" Lucas, 35, in December 2006, had posted a message on Facebook three hours earlier.

It read: "Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life."

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 08:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thinking of Bob Spiers, maybe?

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:26 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^ broke my damn heart yesterday

sbgorf (stevie), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 07:24 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

DJ Mehdi's reported to have died after falling from a balcony.

A little bit like Peter Crouch but with more mobility (ShariVari), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:01 (six years ago) Permalink


Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Apparently it was the roof of his apartment, and everybody with him fell except Riton who managed not to or something? Just horrific

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Richard Hamilton

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

aka Bobby Purify part of the duo that did "I'm Your Puppet"

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Jennifer Miro of the Nuns.

nickn, Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:21 (five years ago) Permalink

David Gold of the Canadian metal band Woods of Ypres.

Actually used to work with him years ago, back when he was first putting his band together. Hadn't seen him in a few years. Very funny, intelligent, talented and passionate guy. A terrible loss.

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Friday, 6 January 2012 01:40 (five years ago) Permalink

William Duell, character actor (Mr Sefelt in Cuckoo's Nest)

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 January 2012 06:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't know which one Mr. Sefelt was, but when I saw that he was in The Hustler, I figured out who he was.

clemenza, Friday, 6 January 2012 06:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I see there is also a Rolling RIP/obit 2012 thread. Maybe someone should ask a mod to decide whether to close this thread or not.

Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 January 2012 15:04 (five years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Hal David

rods & cones (doo dah), Saturday, 1 September 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Never heard of him before, but I'm not sure he would have wanted to be remembered this way: 'Snakes on a Plane' director David R. Ellis dies

Vote in the ILM End of Year Poll! (seandalai), Tuesday, 8 January 2013 02:36 (four years ago) Permalink

"Cellular" is a great flick.

abanana, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 04:25 (four years ago) Permalink

He also wanted to call Shark Night Untitled 3D Shark Thriller which would have been better.

abanana, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 04:27 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

André Cassagnes, Etch A Sketch Inventor, Is Dead at 86

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 4 February 2013 17:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Rolling Obituary Thread 2013

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

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