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2018 Losses, notable or notorious

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Glacier » Jan 15th, 2018, 3:40 pm

The wife and I used to listen to this Cranberries when first dating.

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 16th, 2018, 6:56 pm

Dan Gurney, one of auto racing’s most important and influential figures, has died at 86 from catastrophic pneumonia.

Gurney, known as the ‘Big Eagle’ to his friends and legions of fans, came to define America’s concept of a race car driver in the 1960s. The New Yorker took to driving in 1955 after serving in the Korean War, and before long, the tall, dashing American was barnstorming Europe’s premier racing series with great success.

His first Formula 1 victory came in 1961 for BRM and he gave Porsche its maiden Grand Prix win the following year. In a growing tradition, Gurney went on to give Brabham its first F1 win in 1964.

Gurney’s most famous driving accomplishment has become part of American lore. Piloting a car designed and built by his own All American Racers outfit, Gurney’s win at the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix continues to serve as the only victory captured by an American in an American Formula 1 car.

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Queen K » Jan 20th, 2018, 9:49 pm

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The Kinks Bassist died at age 76, Rest in Peace Jim Rodford.

The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died at the age of 76.

The British musician spent 18 years with the seminal band from 1979 after playing with the Zombies and Argent.

His cousin and fellow bandmate, Rod Argent, paid tribute on Facebook to the "magnificent bass player", who died following a fall on the stairs.

He also highlighted his commitment to the music scene in St Albans where he had lived all his life, playing with family members in The Rodford Files.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Queen K » Jan 23rd, 2018, 6:22 pm

Ursula Le Guin, Portland Author of the EarthSea series.

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Queen K » Jan 23rd, 2018, 6:23 pm

And speaking of Authors, British Author Peter Mayle too. Author of "A Year in Provence."
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 23rd, 2018, 6:52 pm

oneh2obabe wrote:Dan Gurney, one of auto racing’s most important and influential figures, has died at 86 from catastrophic pneumonia.

Dan Gurney, 1931 - 2018
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 23rd, 2018, 7:04 pm

Lari White, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, producer and actress, has died in hospice care after a battle with advanced peritoneal cancer. She was 52. As a country artist, White scored six Top 20 country hits, including the Top 10 singles "That's My Baby," "Now I Know" and "That's How You Know (When You're in Love)." As an actor, she appeared opposite Tom Hanks in 2000's Cast Away.

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Catsumi » Jan 23rd, 2018, 7:57 pm

Hugh Masekela, south african jazz trumpeter, collaborator with the greats ( Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon) and freedom fighter.

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby mexi cali » Jan 24th, 2018, 4:14 pm

His cousin and fellow bandmate, Rod Argent, paid tribute on Facebook to the "magnificent bass player", who died following a fall on the stairs.


Tragic that he died but I am glad it wasn't drug abuse or an accidental overdose of prescribed medications. I am getting tired of losing icons like Tom Petty and Prince and Heath Ledger to name a few.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Queen K » Jan 24th, 2018, 4:27 pm

Mark E. Smith, 60 years old, lead singer to The Fall, a post-punk rock group died today.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 76636.html

Ill health cited. So sad as 60 is still young these days.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 24th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Queen K wrote:Ursula Le Guin, Portland Author of the EarthSea series.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/obit ... &smtyp=cur


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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Queen K » Jan 24th, 2018, 10:21 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:
Queen K wrote:Ursula Le Guin, Portland Author of the EarthSea series.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/obit ... &smtyp=cur


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Can you believe this Lady t, I've never read a single book of hers. For all the titles I've ever read? I plan to correct this now that I understand more now.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 25th, 2018, 6:13 am

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Really? Wow! She was one of the authors that helped me move from fairytales to fantasy. "The Riddlemaster of Hed" was the first book of hers I ever read.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby JagXKR » Jan 25th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Warren Miller dead at 93 from natural causes. Used to be the Warren Miller movie was the start to the ski season.

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 25th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Olivia Cole, who won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Matilda, wife to Chicken George in the landmark miniseries "Roots," has died, a burial association executive said. She was 75.

Cole died last Friday at her home in San Miguel de Allende, a central Mexico city, said Linda Cooper, executive secretary of the 24 Horas de San Miguel de Allende cremation and burial group.

The cause of death was a heart attack, Cooper said Thursday.

Cole received an Emmy Award for her role in ABC's smash hit 1977 drama based on African-American writer Alex Haley's book "Roots," which dramatized the lives of his ancestors from West Africa to slavery and post-Civil War.

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