Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Jumble » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:05 pm UTC

Agreed. Without giving too much away, a legendary Brian in a period when it was hard to carry the name. I hope it's good through the round window, Brian.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:38 pm UTC

Michael Bond... Pass me a marmalade sandwich (Paddington would approve, M. Pamplemousse maybe not).

Adding: Barry Norman. To the tune of "I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free", naturally... and why not?

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:05 pm UTC

The Economist wrote:Obituary: Liu Xiaobo, China’s leading human-rights campaigner

The man who called himself “Doomsday’s survivor” died on July 13th, aged 61

“I HAVE no enemies and no hatred,” Liu Xiaobo told a court in Beijing during his trial for subversion in 2009. Hatred, he said, “can rot away at a person’s intelligence and conscience”. He had every reason to despise the government; he was about to go to jail for simply petitioning for democracy in China and asking people to sign up. But the forgiveness he offered was never reciprocated by the Communist Party. Officials did not allow him to pick up the Nobel peace prize he won a year later, as the “foremost symbol”—in the Nobel committee’s words—of the struggle for human rights in China.


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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Mutex » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:47 pm UTC

George A. Romero, godfather of modern zombies, director of Night of the Living Dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:53 pm UTC

Mutex wrote:George A. Romero, godfather of modern zombies, director of Night of the Living Dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero

RIP!

(Or else I look forward to the documentary he's just about to start filming...)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Mutex » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:09 am UTC

Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be back soon.


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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:59 pm UTC

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:23 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote:Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

http://pitchfork.com/news/linkin-parks-chester-bennington-dead-at-41-report/


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That makes me sad. I wonder if their album sales will increase. Such a sad thought that that is typically what happens in events such as this.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 pm UTC

Crap I just had "Heavy" by L.P. and Kiiara, on.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby trpmb6 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:38 pm UTC

Hung himself, like Cornell did, on Cornell's birthday. They were close friends. I'm guessing the timing is not a coincidence.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 pm UTC

Yeah, linking the "heavy" video/song.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 am UTC

Why have I only just heard about Rollin Hand/John Koenig? Assuming that it was Martin Landau that got put in the coffin. And that he then stayed there, rather than deftly ripping off pulse-obscuring prosthetics and escaping out of a trick bottom.


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