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Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:31 pm

Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, followed her daughter in death one day later due to a stroke. She was 84 years old and known for her stage, film and singing work.
All three of Reynolds' marriages ended in divorce, including her second, to shoe mogul Harry Karl, who gambled away most of the couple's money. Reynolds documented that interlude in one of her several books, a 1988 autobiography titled "Debbie: My Life."

When film roles became scarce, Reynolds continued to perform on stage and in nightclubs -- in part out of necessity to restore her depleted finances.

Reynolds was honored with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Humanitarian Award for her work regarding mental health issues, having co-founded a group devoted to it, the Thalians. Earlier that year Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/28/entertainment/debbie-reynolds-obituary/index.html
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Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:36 pm

For long-time readers of the Toronto Star, the name of Tom Harpur, a former religion columnist and editor, should bring back recall of his topics. The late Harpur passed away this week.He was also known for his books and occasional television programs.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/01/06/former-star-religion-editor-and-columnist-tom-harpur-dead-at-87.html
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Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:07 pm

SCTV fans, sad news. Actor Tony Rosato, one of the regulars on the SCTV show in Canada decades ago, has passed away at 62 years of age.
Rosato was best known for his regular performances on stage at Second City, SCTV, Saturday NightLive, Street Legal and had a recurring character on Night Heat. He would later become a lead on the series Diamonds and was “busy all the time,” Goldhar recalled.

The Naples-born actor joined Second City’s Toronto cast in 1979, and came to be recognized for his zany characters — in his youth, he was once pegged to be the next John Belushi.

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2017/01/11/tony-rosato-veteran-of-sctv-and-saturday-night-live-dead-at-62.html
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Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:39 pm

US actress Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday at the age of 80. She was best known for her roles on the Dick Van Dyke Show and the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/celebrities-react-mary-tyler-moore-death-social-media-1201969739/
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Postby burnt fare on Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:09 pm

Richard Hatch, known as Apollo in the film and series Battlestar Galactica, is no longer among us. He passed away yesterday at the age of 71.

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times on behalf of the family, Paul Hatch spoke of his father’s long relationship with “Battlestar Galactica” in its various iterations.

It read, in part, “In spite of significant roles in other series and motion pictures over the following decades, his connection with the original ‘Battlestar’ as well as the remake, created an international following among science fiction fans. While continuing his acting career Richard was a popular figure at Comic Book conventions, science fiction forums and even hosted his own cruise ship events.”
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-richard-hatch-dies-20170207-story.html

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Postby CielOnTap on Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:42 pm

Stuart McLean, the radio broadcaster behind the popular Vinyl Cafe radio program on CBC in Canada, has passed away. He was 68.
His reports for The Journal and The National zeroed in on his talent for connecting with people and drawing stories from them.

In one of his final performances, Stuart McLean spoke about Canada's treatment of Indigenous people
He sat in hospital cafeterias talking to strangers, boarded trains where he asked moms to leave their babies with him and in one instance crashed a couple's ferry wedding. Sometimes funny, often sad or poignant, these segments revealed the drama inherent in the lives of regular people.

Those were also the ingredients that would make McLean's next venture, The Vinyl Café, his trademark.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/stuart-mclean-dead-obit-1.3984826
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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:35 pm

Miffy fans are sad. Dick Bruna, the creator of Miffy the rabbit and her adventures, has passed away. He was 89.
Dick Bruna, the Dutch illustrator, artist and "spiritual father" of Miffy, the white rabbit who enchanted millions of young children around the world for more than half a century, has died at age 89, his publisher announced Friday.

Bruna "passed away peacefully in his sleep" Thursday night in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, longtime friend Marja Kerkhof, of his Dutch publisher Mercis, said in a telephone interview.

The simplicity of Bruna's characters drew adoration not only from children, but also from adult art lovers. Amsterdam's venerable Rijksmuseum put on a show featuring his work in 2015.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/dick-bruna-dead-miffy-1.3988037
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Postby deja vu on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:58 pm

Don Rickles, the acidic stand-up comic who became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.

The cause was kidney failure, said a spokesman, Paul Shefrin.

For more than half a century, on nightclub stages, in concert halls and on television, Mr. Rickles made outrageously derisive comments about people’s looks, their ethnicity, their spouses, their sexual orientation, their jobs or anything else he could think of. He didn’t discriminate: His incendiary unpleasantries were aimed at the biggest stars in show business (Frank Sinatra was a favorite target) and at ordinary paying customers.


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Postby CielOnTap on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:30 pm

In reading The Economist's obituary page at the back of each issue, I discover people with interesting life stories-not necessarily well known to the world.

A January 2017 issue had an obituary for a Canadian who was a First Nations individual with a legal background and tough adolescence. It's time to share his life's story: http://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21715631-leader-canadas-indigenous-first-nations-was-65-obituary-arthur-manuel-died-january-11th

Arthur Manuel was 65 years old.
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Postby CielOnTap on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:56 pm

Former actress Erin Moran, best remembered as Joanie Cunningham from the television series Happy Days, has passed away. She was 56.
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead-at-56-celebs-mourn-actress-w478319
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