Another Media "Star" Passed

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    Fought the good fight, that one. :(
     
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    Charles Kenneth Spears passed away from complications of Lewy body dementia at the tender age of 82.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Ken Spears who was involved in either producing and/or writing such shows as The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Space Ghost, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, and an "unknown" series Scooby Doo, Where Are You? as well as a plethora of other shows. Here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817366/?ref_=tt_ov_wr

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    Ben Watkins passed away at the tender age of 14 after dealing with a rare form of cancer.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He appeared on the sixth season of Masterchef Junior plus he survived his parents (a murder-suicide.) He was survived by his grandmother and his uncle who took over raising him after he lost his parents. Here's his obituary: https://news.yahoo.com/masterchef-junior-ben-watkins-dead-rare-cancer-001251631.html

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    Tracey Hillevy Davis passed away at the tender age of 59.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Tracey Davis was the daughter of the late Sammy Davis Jr. (who she wrote two books with/about her relationship with her father during her formative years and as an adult [there are talks about turning them into movies from what I understand].) She is survived by her ex-husband, her children her mother and her half-/siblings.

    Here're her obituary and her filmography: https://www.yahoo.com/news/author-tracey-davis-daughter-sammy-212632414.html https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2807670/?ref_=nmbio_trv_11

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    David and Dania Maas

     
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    David Prowse passed away at the tender age of 85.

    "Who?" you ask?

    You might be vaguely familiar with one of his characters: Darth Vader (he was the one to don the Vader costume in Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) as well as a few other of his little-known projects including The Benny Hill Show and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Here's his filmography and obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001190/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t9 https://www.yahoo.com/news/david-prowse-ddarth-vader-star-wars-085934877.html

    Tidbit of trivia: he tried out for both Darth Vader and Chewbacca during the casting call, but chose Darth Vader. The rest is history.

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    David Lander, 'Squiggy' from ‘Laverne & Shirley’ passed. He was 73.
     
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    Man, I just watched him on an old episode of Hee Haw.... :(
     
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    David John Moore Cornwell passed away from pneumonia at the tender age of 89.

    "Who?" you ask?

    John le Carré, best known for writing in the "espionage" genre, including the book/series, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, Smiley's People, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, and The Little Drummer Girl as well as a long list of others. Here's his filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0494170/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_11

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    Ann Reinking passed away in her sleep at the tender age of 71.

    "Who?" you ask?

    She was better known on stage than on screen, plus she was lesser known than several of the people she performed with. Here are her obituary and her filmography/stage repertoire: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ann-reinking-dies-original-broadway-004443258.html https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0718237/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Some of the people she performed with: Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, John Travolta and Treat Williams. She was also the original "Roxie" (I believe) in Chicago (she performed with Bebe Neuwirth and Joel Grey then.)

    I apologize for the namedropping here.

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    Actually, Gwen Vernon originated the role in the original Broadway production. Ms. Reining played the role in the Broadway revival production.
     
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    John Fletcher passed away at the tender age of 56.

    "Who?" you ask?

    Close but no cigar. John "Ecstasy" Fletcher was one of the members of Whodini, a hip hop group that was contemporary to Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash, The Fat Boys, LL Cool-J, Ice Cube, Thomas Dolby (he of She Blinded Me With Science fame) and the dance crew UTFO. Fletcher's "trademark" was the black leather "gaucho" hat that he always wore when performing.

    Here's his obituary and filmography: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment...iphop-group-whodini-dead-at-56-021109869.html https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2807066/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_4

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