2021 Losses: People, Places, Things of Import, Notoriety

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lesliepaul wrote: Jul 5th, 2021, 6:26 pm American TV and movie producer and director Richard Donner has died at 91..........mostly remembered for his four Lethal Weapon movies with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover and the Superman movies. His movies were always entertaining......RIP.
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Suzzane Douglas. RIP

She is the one on the far left, which they forgot to point out.

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William Smith, the action star who tussled with Clint Eastwood in Any Which Way You Can, made a lasting impression as the evil Falconetti on TV miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and was a regular on the final season of Hawaii Five-O, died July 5 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 88.

His wife Joanne Cervelli Smith confirmed the death. A cause of death was not disclosed.

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^^^
Anthony Falconetti, aka Falcon Eddie.
Damn, I haven't heard that name in decades. I recall him being one of the best villains out there. Yup, hated his guts. :-X

As for William Smith, he had quite a life.
A lifelong bodybuilder, Smith is a record holder for reverse-curling his own body weight.
During the Korean War he was a Russian Intercept Interrogator and flew secret ferret missions over the Russian SFSR.
He studied at institutions in Syracuse, Munich, and Paris before graduating Cum Laude from UCLA where he earned a master’s degree.

It appears he had a great and productive life.
Rest In Peace good friend.
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oneh2obabe wrote: Jul 11th, 2021, 3:51 am William Smith, the action star who tussled with Clint Eastwood in Any Which Way You Can, made a lasting impression as the evil Falconetti on TV miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and was a regular on the final season of Hawaii Five-O, died July 5 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 88.

His wife Joanne Cervelli Smith confirmed the death. A cause of death was not disclosed.

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He was always in good shape and played the "heavy" well.

Don't forget him in the 1970 movie "C.C. and Company" starring Joe Namath and Ann Margret...........that movie and its fight seen with Namath had a small scene in Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood".

RIP Mr. Smith
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Wrestling Legend Paul Orndorff Jr., Known as 'Mr. Wonderful,' Dead at 71.
Orndorff joined the World Wrestling Federation, the predecessor to the WWE, in 1983. He made his debut in the ring in 1984 with a win over Salvatore Bellomo at Madison Square Garden, quickly launching into the wrestling spotlight.

In 1985, Orndorff joined Roddy Piper to go up again World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan and Mr. T for the main event of the first WrestleMania.
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Charlie Robinson, best known for his role in the NBC sitcom Night Court, has died. He was 75.

The actor died Sunday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from cardiac arrest with multi-system organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma, a representative for Robinson confirmed to PEOPLE.

Robinson made his screen debut in 1971, appearing in the legal drama Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law. The same year, he also made an appearance in Jack Nicholson's directorial debut Drive, He Said.

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Not someone who fits in this category but a good friend and ex room mate of mine from my single younger days passed away last night.

R.I.P. to my good friend Roy. :cry:
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Bsuds wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 8:56 am Not someone who fits in this category but a good friend and ex room mate of mine from my single younger days passed away last night.

R.I.P. to my good friend Roy. :cry:
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I lost two coffee buddies this year, both tragically.:cry:
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Sudsy and bb, of course your friends belong in this thread.
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Canadian heli-ski legend Mike Wiegele dies at 82.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.6106452

Though I never got to ski at Wiegele's resort (completely out of my range), this was as high end as it gets in the heli-skiing world.
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bb49 wrote: Jul 16th, 2021, 5:13 pm Canadian heli-ski legend Mike Wiegele dies at 82.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.6106452

Though I never got to ski at Wiegele's resort (completely out of my range), this was as high end as it gets in the heli-skiing world.
Ouch... https://www.wiegele.com/sites/default/f ... 0V2_24.pdf
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Rapper Biz Markie has passed away at the age of 57. He is best known for his hit Just A Friend, and for the lawsuit that Gilbert O'Sullivan launched against him that ended up changing the entire landscape of rap, by forcing rap artists to clear all recognizable samples that they used in their songs.

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Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist who drew the most famous Mohammad cartoon is dead at 86...
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