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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:14 pm UTC
by Zamfir
We need that picture, but with Trump instead.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
(I was tempted to oblige.)

Another UK cultural one, sorry, but Heinz meanz Wolff. Was thinking of him, the other day. (And the time I met him on a visit to Brunel University, where the map of the main building was labelled something like "tutorial rooms are numbered (whatever to whatever) and main lecture theatres are numbered A, B, C, D, E, F…" )

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in Boston sexual abuse scandal, dies at 86

And the Catholic Church officially remains as tone-deaf regarding him as ever. Sigh.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Spaceman, I always wanted you to go into space, man!.

(Was tempted to go with Rocket Man, but you might have strayed far from McCandless in your original assumption…)

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
by poxic
Holy crap, I had no idea McCandless was that old (ergo, that picture was that old).

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Aw.

Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies of a heart attack, aged 27

She was the daughter of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold in 2014. She leaves an eight-year-old daughter and a four-month-old son.

She was unaware until her recent pregnancy that she had heart problems.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
by svenman
Paul Bocuse, legendary French chef.

Edit: Link replaced by one better suited to explain his significance, as I assume not all readers here will be familiar with the name.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
by natraj

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
by Liri
natraj wrote:ursula leguin :(

Oh no!!

:(

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
by poxic
Aww. Time to go find more of her stuff and read it.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 am UTC
by ObsessoMom

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 am UTC
by orthogon
I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
by Zohar
The only book by her I've read was A Wizard of Earthsea and I did not like it. It's also pretty old and it might not have aged well, plus I don't have the nostalgic factor. I should read something else by her at some point.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
by DavidSh
orthogon wrote:I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

I can see a 1968 paperback copy of A Wizard of Earthsea up on Ebay that has the "K".
As does a 1974 hardcover copy of The Dispossessed. Maybe it depends on publisher or country?

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
by Liri
Zohar wrote:The only book by her I've read was A Wizard of Earthsea and I did not like it. It's also pretty old and it might not have aged well, plus I don't have the nostalgic factor. I should read something else by her at some point.

The Left Hand of Darkness is classic.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
by orthogon
DavidSh wrote:
orthogon wrote:I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

I can see a 1968 paperback copy of A Wizard of Earthsea up on Ebay that has the "K".
As does a 1974 hardcover copy of The Dispossessed. Maybe it depends on publisher or country?

Apparently so. At least I didn't imagine it; this was the edition I read:
Spoiler:
Image

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
by Dauric
orthogon wrote:
DavidSh wrote:
orthogon wrote:I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

I can see a 1968 paperback copy of A Wizard of Earthsea up on Ebay that has the "K".
As does a 1974 hardcover copy of The Dispossessed. Maybe it depends on publisher or country?

Apparently so. At least I didn't imagine it; this was the edition I read:
Spoiler:
Image

It's usually a typesetting issue. She was known well enough by her first and last names that the middle initial (or even middle name entirely) could be dropped and the attribution would still be considered correct. If the letter spacing of the font makes a space tight for an author's name to be placed in a visually appealing way (not crowding out art elements, too close to other text on the cover, etc) then things like middle initials get removed to make room.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
by ivnja
Roger Bannister, first to run a timed sub-4 minute mile, has died at 88.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
by CelticNot
David Ogden Stiers, best known as Major Winchester of M*A*S*H, dies at 75.

Winchester was easily my favourite character on M*A*S*H, next to Colonel Potter. Godspeed, sir.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
by orthogon

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:26 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
This one is a bit late, I know.

(My main excuse is that I wasn't even registered on the forum when she died…)

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:18 am UTC
by Soupspoon
How tickled we were…

(Couldn't quite word a sentence around his show at last being over, and that we've probably missed the last bus home.)

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 am UTC
by LaserGuy
Stephen Hawking died today :cry:

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:41 am UTC
by heuristically_alone

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:26 am UTC
by flicky1991
That's really sad to hear. But he did a lot of good and inspired a lot of people, and way outlived how long the doctors said he'd live.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 am UTC
by orthogon
LaserGuy wrote:Stephen Hawking died today :cry:

Since his a Brief History of Time introduced me to the concept, I'd have said "Stephen Hawking lost his lifelong battle against entropy today".

In recent months, he'd become an increasingly vocal advocate on the NHS, so it's a loss not just to astrophysics and public understanding of science, but to progressive politics too.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Then that's at least two geniuses with staying power, so far this week. *sigh*

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
by SDK
Goodbye, Northern White Rhino.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43468066

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:39 am UTC
by Soupspoon

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:56 pm UTC
by Clix
If you ever thought there was a conspiracy or hidden truths, another believer is gone.

Art Bell, mysterious narrator of the American nightscape, is dead at 72

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
by poxic
I await the conspiracies surrounding his death.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
by CorruptUser
The government plays the long game, and planned for old age to kill him?

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
by CorruptUser
I DIDNT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO KILL ME YET, YOU CANDY ASSED PANSY! ONLY STEERS AND EMOS WEAR BLACK ROBES AND CARRY KNIVES ON STICKS, AND YOU DONT LOOK LIKE NO STEER SO THAT NARROWS DOWN THE OPTIONS NOW DONT IT!?

R Lee Ermy, best known for playing the same scary drill sergeant in every movie he's in, has passed.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
by CelticNot
Harry Anderson, a.k.a. Judge Harry T. Stone (presiding), gone at 65.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
by Liri
Aw, Carl Kasell.

He founded my local NPR station!

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Just came here to post carl kassel and see it has been done. Sad days indeed.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:38 am UTC
by pogrmman
Barbara Bush has died. Apprently, she and George HW Bush were married 73 years.

I can’t pretend as if I knew a lot about her, but it’s still pretty significant.

EDIT: Here’s a direct link to her official obituary.

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Lois Lane

(My Lois, that is: Margot Kidder. Not to say that Teri Hatcher, etc, wasn't Ok, but…)

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
by Clix
The author that made me want to be a contrarian, no new words coming, but what there is will always be cherished.
Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic ‘New Journalist’ and Novelist, Dies at 88 (NYT)