Another Media "Star" Passed

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  1. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    Kenneth Ray Rogers passed away at the tender age of 81.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Kenny Rogers was a rather prolific country/country-rock performer as well as doing stints in acting. He started his music career with The Bobby Doyle Trio back in the sixties and continued until his retirement in 2015 (including a stint with The New Christy Minstrels) and his stint in acting career started with Saga of Sonora.

    Here's more about him, including his filmography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Rogers https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0737006/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1

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    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Staff Member

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    He knew when to foldem
     
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    Joseph Lowery passed away at the tender age of 98.

    "Who?" you ask?

    You may be familiar with some of the people that he "rubbed shoulders" with during both his younger days and relatively recently: Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, George HW Bush, George W. Bush, Barak Obama, and similar dignitaries. He was also a co-founder of the SCLC.

    Here's his obituary: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/us/joseph-lowery-dead/index.html

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    Krzysztof Penderecki passed away at the tender age of 86.

    "Who?" you ask?

    You may be familiar with some of his compositions, especially if you watch/ed thrillers/horror movies and/or series. He also influenced the band Radiohead as well as others. Here's his obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/krzysztof-penderecki-dies-influential-composer-163515179.html

    Maria Mercader died at the tender agoe of 54 from complications of covid-19

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was a CBS executive, first as a producer then as a director. She was the first TV executive to succumb to the virus (albeit complicated by the fact that she was a cancer survivor, which might've weakened her immune system.) Here's her obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/cbs-news-executive-contracted-coronavirus-180004481.html

    Joseph Logan Diffie also died at the tender age of 61 from complications of covid-19.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Joe Diffie had several top-10 country songs up until 2001 and more recently collaborated with/co-wrote several hits with several younger country music stars, plus he used to work at Gibson Guitars prior to his music career. Here's his obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment...e-to-coronavirus-complications-203803845.html

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    Allan Preston Sachs passed away at the tender age of 69.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Alan Merrill, a musician and composer, whose most famous composition was the a song that was covered by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: I Love Rock and Roll (parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic as I Love Rocky Road.)

    Here's more information about Merrill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Merrill

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    Natalia Harris passed away due to osteosarcoma at the tender age of 24.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was a rather famous model who had to relearn how to walk due to bone cancer (she was famous before/in spite of her cancer diagnosis.) Here's her obituary: https://news.yahoo.com/model-natalia-harris-learned-walk-230920269.html

    Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn succumbed to Covid-19 at the tender age of 75.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Roy Horn, of Sigfried & Roy succumbed to the disease yesterday. Here's his obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/news/roy-horn-siegfried-roy-dies-012700645.html

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    Myagician friends have been gnawing at the bit over this....one just got a Vegas gig, a permanent stage of his own, a week before the shutdown. He did half a dozen shows before the casino closed. Others, NYC, SfF, Hollywood, trying to reinvent themselves online....street performers, zero money in the hat if you can't attract a circle are doing tricks at stoplights with signs for venom, PayPal, etc... RIP Roy, hopefully your death will help others who are going G stir crazy to stay in a little longer, hone some routines and practice some new prestidigitation!
     
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    Jerry Stiller has rejoined his late wife, Anne Meara, at the tender age of 92.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was half of the comedy team "Stiller and Meara" almost up until her death, continuing to perform in other platforms including Seinfeld and others, plus their son, Ben Stiller, has continued in "the business". Here's Jerry Stiller's filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005467/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1

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    Now this makes me sad. Mainly because I thought he'd already passed.... :(

    May the Pancake 31 flow freely where you've gone...
     
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    James Charles Mahoney and Celia Marcos both succumbed to the COVID-19 virus. He was in his 60s, she was 61.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Dr. James "Charlie" Mahoney was a pioneer in medicine, being one of, if not the first African American to graduate medical school and start practicing in New York back in the 1960s (might've been the 1980s) while Celia Marcos was a well-respected charge nurse in Los Angeles who lost her life because her employers didn't supply her with a proper mask when a COVID-19 positive patient "crashed" (the masks were locked up, costing precious time.) The only protection she had was a thin surgical mask. Her colleagues called her "ate", which is Filipino for "older sister" (she was originally from the Philippines.)

    Both had plans for after the pandemic (the doctor wanted to go on another cruise with his family while the nurse wanted to go back to the Philippines to visit family still there as well as watch her grandchildren grow up.)

    Here's Dr. Mahoney's obituary: https://dnyuz.com/2020/05/12/a-legend-at-a-brooklyn-hospital-dies-of-covid-19-he-ran-into-the-fire/ (I cannot find an obituary for Nurse Marcos.)

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    Ken Osmond, ‘Leave It to Beaver's’ Eddie Haskell, has passed at 76. :(

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    Well gee Wally, why did the Beave do that? Is pop gonna ground you?
     
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    "That's a lovely sweater you're wearing, Mrs. Cleaver." My kinda bloke, that 'Eddie'! -:cool:
     
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    Phyllis George and Fred Willard both passed away (Phyllis George passed last Thursday at the tender age of 70, Fred Willard passed at the tender age of 86.)

    "Who?" you ask?

    Phyllis George was a former Miss America and NFL reporter (here's her obituary: https://www.thewrap.com/phyllis-geo...er-and-former-miss-america-winner-dies-at-70/) and Fred Willard was a rather busy comic actor, having his start with Martin Mull in Fernwood Tonight (here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0929609/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0.)

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    He was also a law enforcement officer in LA (tidbit of trivia.)

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    I take nothing away from the accomplishments of Dr. Mahoney. However, it should be pointed out that Howard University's medical school (Howard is a historic black university) was founded in 1868. If you were saying that Dr. Mahoney might have been the first African American physician in New York City, I would point out that the distinction probably goes to Dr. James McCune Smith who opened his NYC medical practice somewhere around 1837.
     
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    Carl Reiner passed away at the tender age of 98.

    "Who? you ask?

    Some unknown who started in the 1950s and continued writing/producing/acting almost to the day he died. Some of the people he worked with were Mary Tyler Moore, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld...

    Ach, here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005348/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 (it's much easier than listing everyone he's worked with.)

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