Another Media "Star" Passed

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    Peter Fonda passed away from complications of lung cancer at the tender age of 79.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was the son of Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Brigit Fonda, plus he cowrote/coproduced a little-known counterculture film, Easy Rider (which earned him his first Oscar.)

    Here's both his filmography and obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001228/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/easy-rider-star-peter-fonda-dead-at-79-225432647.html

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    Jack Whitaker passed away at the tender age of 95.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was one of the longest-running sports commentators in the history of broadcasting, starting off with CBS in the late 1950s. A couple of notable events that he covered were the first Super Bowl for CBS and Secretariat's Triple Crown race in 1973. He then moved to ABC after 22 years with CBS, calling the Summer and Winter Olympics in 1984 and the Winter Olympics in 1988.

    He's also in the Sportscasters Hall of Fame (inducted in 1997) and the Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame (inducted the same year as he received a Lifetime Achievement Award [2012].)

    Here's his obituary: https://sports.yahoo.com/longtime-sportscaster-jack-whitaker-died-cbs-sports-abc-espn-231506328.html

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    Barry Bennett passed away at the tender age of 63 along with his wife, and the police are looking for his son.

    "Who's Barry Bennett?" you ask?

    He was a well-known and respected American football player, having played with the NY Giants.

    "Why are police looking for the son?" you ask?

    Both Bennett and his wife were shot to death in their bed, and the prime suspect is their son, Dylan. Here's more information about it: https://sports.yahoo.com/former-nfl...-found-dead-175218391.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews

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    eta: The son/alleged killer was arrested in Cancun: https://www.yahoo.com/news/son-ex-nfl-player-accused-225350079.html

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    Jessi Combs passed away from a jet car crash at the tender age of 36.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was involved both in front of and behind the camera on such shows as Mythbusters and Jay Leno's Garage. Her husband is planning to set up a foundation to help other prospective female scientists to follow their dreams.

    Here's both her obituary and her filmography: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment...ar-accident-162825650.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2235568/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

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    Edward Joseph Mahoney passed away from cancer at the tender age of 70.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Eddie Money, one of the more notable rock stars of the 1980s, succumbed to esophageal cancer. He was known for such "hits" as Take Me Home Tonight, Two Tickets to Paradise and Baby, Hold On as well as others. Here's his obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment...ts-paradise-140445527.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews

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    Richard Theodore Otcasek passed away at the tender age of either 70 or 75.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Ric Ocasek, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for some unknown band named The Cars, passed away yesterday from (as yet) unknown causes. He's jamming with his friend, Benjamin Orr in Rock and Roll Heaven iykwim.

    Here's his obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/arts/music/ric-ocasek-cars-dead.html

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    Cokie Roberts... NPR, ABC... next interview or report from the other side...
     
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    I read about her passing. Drumpf tried to make it about himself, but failed (luckily.) She mostly had Class imho; he doesn't imo.

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    J Michael Mendel passed away at the tender age of 56.

    "Who?" you ask?

    You might know a couple of animated series that he was associated with: Rick and Morty and a little-known series The Simpsons, but he was associated with other shows.

    Here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0578821/?ref_=nv_sr_4?ref_=nv_sr_4

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    Robert Hunter passed away at the tender age of 78.

    "Who?" you ask?

    You might be more familiar with an old friend of his as well as the band they worked together with - Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. Robert Hunter was their main lyricist, plus he collaborated with several other musicians/bands. Here's an article about him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hunter_(lyricist)

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    Robert Scott Garrison passed away at the tender age of 59.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Rob Garrison was best known for his role as Tommy in The Karate Kid{ (both I and II) as well as in Cobra Kai, plus he was in several other movies/tv shows. Here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0308459/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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    José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz passed away from pancreatic cancer at the tender age of 71.

    "Who?" you ask?

    José José was one of, if not the first, Latino crooner of his particular genre to "make it" in North America, plus he influenced several subsequent performers. Here's his obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/news/legendary-mexican-crooner-jos-jos-194305668.html

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    Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson passed away at the tender age of 84 after a long bout with cancer.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Diahann Carroll, an "unknown" actress who was the first African-American woman to star in a television series in the United States (the series was Julia.) Here's her filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0140792/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

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