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fargon 01-20-2020 12:57 PM

Jack Van Impe
We used to watch him every Sunday before church.

Griff 01-22-2020 07:53 AM

Terry Jones. :(

Gravdigr 01-22-2020 01:15 PM

I just read that. I was a little stunned.

From his Wiki page:


In 2015, Jones was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia that impairs the ability to speak and communicate. He had first given cause for concern during the Monty Python reunion show Monty Python Live (Mostly) in July 2014 because of difficulties learning his lines. By September 2016, he was no longer able to give interviews. By April 2017, Jones had lost the ability to say more than a few words of agreement.

Jones died on 21 January 2020 from complications of dementia at his home in North London.
Terry Jones was 77.

Griff 01-22-2020 02:52 PM


sexobon 01-23-2020 05:33 PM


Jim Lehrer, the retired PBS anchorman who for 36 years gave public television viewers a substantive alternative to network evening news programs with in-depth reporting, interviews and analysis of world and national affairs, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 85. ...

… “I have an old-fashioned view that news is not a commodity,” Mr. Lehrer told The American Journalism Review in 2001. “News is information that’s required in a democratic society, and Thomas Jefferson said a democracy is dependent on an informed citizenry. That sounds corny, but I don’t care whether it sounds corny or not. It’s the truth.” …

… Critics called Mr. Lehrer’s reporting, and his collaborations with Mr. MacNeil, solid journalism, committed to fair, unbiased and far more detailed reporting than the CBS, NBC or ABC nightly news programs. To put news in perspective, the two anchors interviewed world and national leaders, and experts on politics, law, business, arts and sciences, and other fields. ...

Diaphone Jim 01-23-2020 07:15 PM

Jim Lehrer was a great fan of public bus transportation writing both fiction and nonfiction about them. He may have even driven them.
He also replied personally to every letter I wrote him.

BigV 01-26-2020 08:53 PM

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

xoxoxoBruce 01-28-2020 02:17 AM

Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan at 96.
She introduced America to kiwi, mango, blood orange, endives, kumquat, chayote squash, shiitake mushrooms, tamarind, and ghost peppers among dozens of other things.

monster 01-28-2020 07:29 AM

Nicolas Parsons, British Entertainer

limey 01-29-2020 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by monster (Post 1045625)
Nicolas Parsons, British Entertainer

I'm pretty sure he was on our Mr Limey's list for years. but not this year ...

monster 01-29-2020 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by limey (Post 1045702)
I'm pretty sure he was on our Mr Limey's list for years. but not this year ...

lol, yes first thing I did was go and check your list :D

sexobon 02-06-2020 06:23 PM

Kirk Douglas, a Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

Undertoad 02-08-2020 11:03 AM

R.I.P. Orson Bean, 91

Diaphone Jim 02-08-2020 12:12 PM

Orson Bean was killed by a car while walking.
He was a very funny man.
I am pretty sure it was in Mad Magazine where he showed how to make a fir tree out of a newspaper. I made two many years apart, but can't find the instructions now.

sexobon 02-08-2020 08:02 PM

Robert Conrad, Star of Television Series The Wild Wild West, Dies at 84

I always liked his work.


… In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. …
I think he was a good guy too.

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