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Postby Glacier » Sep 10th, 2017, 6:45 pm

Country singer Don Williams has died at the age of 78.

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Postby oneh2obabe » Sep 15th, 2017, 11:56 pm

Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91.

LOS ANGELES—Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favourite through his memorable turns in Paris, Texas, Repo Man and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91.

Stanton died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent, John S. Kelly, told The Associated Press. Kelly gave no further details on the cause.

Never mistaken for a leading man, Stanton was an unforgettable presence to moviegoers, fellow actors and directors, who recognized that his quirky characterizations could lift even the most ordinary script. Roger Ebert once observed that no movie with Stanton in a supporting role “can be altogether bad.”

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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Glacier » Sep 27th, 2017, 8:53 pm

Hugh has died. https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#207706

EDIT: My mom says she met him when she was going to Cornell University back in the 1960s.
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Postby Queen K » Sep 27th, 2017, 8:54 pm

Love him or hate him, he changed women's lives.
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Postby Queen K » Sep 30th, 2017, 7:13 pm

Monty Hall at 96.

Let's Make a Deal!

Who will remember that show forever? The crazy costumes and the deals? :biggrin:


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Postby lesliepaul » Sep 30th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Another Winnipeg boy who made good. Raised over 1 billion dollars for charities in his lifetime........well done!

Time came to pick the right door Monty. R.I.P.

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Postby Queen K » Oct 18th, 2017, 5:01 am

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Rest in Peace Gord Downie :cry: :cry: :cry:

Cut short at 53, one of the most original and talented Canadian voices on the World stage,
A part of my own personal memories when The Tragically Hip played here in Kelowna,
Always treasured,
You've inspired so many with a sound track of our lives.
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Postby Glacier » Oct 18th, 2017, 7:31 am

Cancer takes another life way too early. Screw off, cancer. RIP, Gord.

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Postby Queen K » Oct 25th, 2017, 7:32 am

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And now, Fats Domino.

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Postby Glacier » Oct 25th, 2017, 7:59 am

One of the best. Rest in peace... on Blueberry Hill.


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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 25th, 2017, 8:52 am

So many to choose from ... the DVD's will playing all day.
Cruising the roads and the car radio was cranked full blast when his songs played.



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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby GordonH » Nov 18th, 2017, 8:40 am

My condolences to his Family and Friends, thank-you for entertainment of the band you co-found with your brother Angus. Now rest in peace
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby just popping in » Nov 18th, 2017, 3:36 pm

just popping in wrote:A MESSAGE TO THE VINYL CAFE COMMUNITY
It is with deep sadness that the Vinyl Cafe family announces that Stuart McLean passed away today, February 15th, 2017, at age 68.


To Fans of Stuart McLean:

Hi everyone, Vinyl Cafe Producer Jess Milton here again with lots of news. This is the time of year when we’d normally be hitting the road with our Vinyl Cafe Christmas Tour. It makes me think of Stuart. So, this season felt like the perfect chance to honour him. We have three ways to do that:

CBC Holiday Special
As I’ve mentioned before, we recorded our final Vinyl Cafe show in Thunder Bay, Ontario on November 22nd, 2015.

I’m delighted to announce that this December, CBC Radio will be airing that show – our final Vinyl Cafe Christmas Concert. The very last show that Stuart performed before he died.

The show will air three times on CBC Radio 1:

Sunday, December [email protected] 12pm
Tuesday, December 19th @ 11pm
Thursday, December 21st @ 1pm
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Lore » Nov 18th, 2017, 4:30 pm

Malcolm Young passed at 64 yrs old.
Grew up with ac/dc.
Still like when I hear them on the radio.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 18th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Sad - inevitable but still sad. My favourite song of theirs is Thunderstruck - listening to it now. Love the guitar . . .
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