Obituaries

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Postby Thad » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:12 pm

Jim Lehrer.

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Postby Mongrel » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Kobe Bryant.

Helicopter crash - he was only 41.
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Postby Büge » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:31 pm

Kirk Douglas.

He had a good run.
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Postby Thad » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:52 pm

Büge wrote:Kirk Douglas.

He had a good run.

That he did. I heard the news and my first thought was "Aw man, Michael Douglas died?" before my brain shifted gears and I realized no, they said Kirk. Didn't realize he was still around at 103.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby beatbandito » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:54 pm

eh, if it would stop those Bloomberg ads...
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Postby Thad » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Shit -- don't know how I missed it, but Howard Cruse died in November.

Howard Cruse’s editor starts GoFundMe for a memorial to celebrate his life

As the founding editor of Gay Comix, the creator of Barefootz, and the cartoonist behind the comic strip Wendel and the graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, Cruse helped pave the way for LGBTQ creators and content in comics at a time when queer content was mostly relegated to underground comix.


A fucking legend.

I think it's close to a decade since I wrote about Stuck Rubber Baby on the Comics for People Who Don't Read Comics thread, but it's fucking essential. Everyone should read it. It's an important and wonderful and heartbreaking comic about the Civil Rights Movement and the concurrent struggle for gay rights. It's fictional but contains more than a whiff of Cruse's own experiences.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Grath » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:09 pm

Büge wrote:Freeman Dyson

Apparently he'd taken a fall at the institute and that was enough to push his health over the edge.

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Postby Thad » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:05 pm

James Lipton.

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Postby Thad » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:53 pm

Legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.

I was fortunate enough to see him live once. What a talent.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:20 pm

Ah, shoot. :(
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:24 am

Wow, I never realized he was one of the New Christy Minstrels.
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Postby Büge » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:35 am

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Postby Mongrel » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:52 pm

He's gone to join Goscinny. :((((((((

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 pm

Ken Shimura, of Kato-chan and Ken-chan, age 70. He had long-term respiratory problems (he was a 3-pack-a-day smoker until 2016), and COVID-19 finished him off.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Grath » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:32 pm

Bill Withers - heart complications.

My favorite less-known Bill Withers song:

(Bootleg upload by some rando, in case the real version is blocked in your country)

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