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2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Queen K » Jan 2nd, 2017, 5:37 pm

This thread is for all the people who have died, famous or infamous. It's intended for all those notables who have done something with their lives that brought joy or grief to those around them.

Arguably, you don't have to know them, you just have to know they've earned a place in this thread.

Here is the first notable loss of 2017, the founder of the Toronto Film Festival, bringing Toronto up to an International level of fame and fortune.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/ ... li=AAggFp5


For the LOVE of GOD, I can not believe Infamous has to be explained, but here it is. Those notable people who reached fame or fortune through misdeeds or questionable means. This does not include your neighbours or family, unless they are highly recognizable as an almost household name or fully household name where one person in your house can say, "Pulling a Tonya" ande everyone understand arranging to have a rival's knee whacked. THAT sort of thing.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby GordonH » Jan 2nd, 2017, 5:44 pm

Likely candidates in 2017 :138:
https://deathlist.net//

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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby WeatherWoman » Jan 3rd, 2017, 11:02 am

Rob Patterson, chief of the Malahat Volunteer Fire Department and vocal advocate for improved safety on the crash-prone stretch of highway, has died. Patterson, who is in his 50s, died suddenly on Monday, according to Cody Tetley, a longtime friend of the famil - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local ... p0gBP.dpuf
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Glacier » Jan 3rd, 2017, 11:13 am

GordonH wrote:Likely candidates in 2017 :138:
https://deathlist.net//

LOL!

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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby perspicacious » Jan 3rd, 2017, 11:16 am

GordonH wrote:Likely candidates in 2017 :138:
https://deathlist.net//



How morbid - could you imagine pulling that list up and seeing your name on there? Would feel like the grim reaper is watching you over your shoulder.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby WeatherWoman » Jan 3rd, 2017, 11:18 am

the deadlist isn't very accurate....didn't it say 12/50 for 2016.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Glacier » Jan 3rd, 2017, 7:51 pm

WeatherWoman wrote:the deadlist isn't very accurate....didn't it say 12/50 for 2016.

I dunno. If I named 50 Castanutters, and 12 died this year, that'd be scarily high on the prognostication scale.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 3rd, 2017, 7:53 pm

Glacier wrote:
WeatherWoman wrote:the deadlist isn't very accurate....didn't it say 12/50 for 2016.

I dunno. If I named 50 Castanutters, and 12 died this year, that'd be scarily high on the prognostication scale.


I'm sure you have technical names for the pool you draw your sample sizes from; there are rather a lot more celebrities out there than there are Castanutters :135:
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Glacier » Jan 3rd, 2017, 8:12 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:I'm sure you have technical names for the pool you draw your sample sizes from; there are rather a lot more celebrities out there than there are Castanutters :135:

There are 346,000 members on Castanet.
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Postby forum » Jan 3rd, 2017, 8:22 pm

RIP Grandpa!
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby GordonH » Jan 3rd, 2017, 8:27 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:I'm sure you have technical names for the pool you draw your sample sizes from; there are rather a lot more celebrities out there than there are Castanutters :135:

Glacier wrote:There are 346,000 members on Castanet.


Curious how many of those members have multiple user names.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby GordonH » Jan 3rd, 2017, 8:34 pm

It appear Charles Manson has been hospitalized, some people's death just could not happen fast enough.

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Postby Glacier » Jan 3rd, 2017, 9:34 pm

GordonH wrote:It appear Charles Manson has been hospitalized, some people's death just could not happen fast enough.

SCREW YOU, you inconsiderate bass poo! My wife's grandpa is named Charles Manson, and he has been hospitalized. No, wait, you're talking about the OTHER Charles Manson who happens to be the same age. Oops, my bad. Carry on.
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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 3rd, 2017, 9:43 pm

News report I heard about little Charlies condition was that he was "rushed" from prison to the
Hospital.

If I was driving the vehicle, it would have suffered mechanical issues on the way.

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Re: 2017 Losses of the Famous and Infamous

Postby Queen K » Jan 6th, 2017, 5:51 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/06/asia/indi ... ended_pool

Anyone a fan of films made in India? Om Puri was only 66, and the older I get, the younger 66 becomes.

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