Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby DavidSh » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:36 pm UTC

ObsessoMom wrote: ...Birch Bayh, ...

And also that this is the first I've ever heard of him.


I'm guessing you don't remember the 1976 presidential primaries, where he lost out to Jimmy Carter.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:00 pm UTC

DavidSh wrote:
ObsessoMom wrote: ...Birch Bayh, ...

And also that this is the first I've ever heard of him.


I'm guessing you don't remember the 1976 presidential primaries, where he lost out to Jimmy Carter.


Nope, I was seven years old. Not paying attention to politics back then.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:45 am UTC

Trevor the Duck, I did not know of you before just now, but I would still like to mark your untimely end with this brief post.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby addams » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:30 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:Trevor the Duck, I did not know of you before just now, but I would still like to mark your untimely end with this brief post.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:05 pm UTC

Bond actress Nadja Regin (featured in both From Russia With Love and Goldfinger) so soon after [url=Tania Mallett]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47772012[/url] (significant character in Goldfinger, and had auditioned for FRWL).


(I'm sorry I'm dominating this thread. I'm not even squatting in the obituary sections, but they're popping across my view anyway. I even held back on Tania at the time, but this seemed like a cue to reprise her news.)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu May 02, 2019 11:17 pm UTC

Peter Mayhew, AKA Chewbacca


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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Sizik » Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm UTC

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 pm UTC

Aw shit. That's why a coworker was laughing-until-crying at the dentist sketch today...
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby cyanyoshi » Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am UTC

He was also Barnacle Boy in Spongebob.... It was a lot less sad when I didn't know just how he affected my childhood.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby svenman » Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm UTC

Can't allow that one to go without at least a little tribute here: Doris Day, actress and singer, 97.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ConMan » Fri May 17, 2019 5:18 am UTC

Robert James Lee "Bob" Hawke, aged 89. Australian Prime Minister 1983-91 and Guinness World Record holder for sculling a yard glass of beer.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ijuin » Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 am UTC

What means “sculling”?

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Thesh » Fri May 17, 2019 9:45 am UTC

(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To drink the entire contents of (a drinking vessel) without pausing.


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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Fri May 17, 2019 1:07 pm UTC

Architect I.M. Pei, age 102

Most famous for designing the glass pyramid that made it possible to have an underground entrance to the Louvre.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Fri May 17, 2019 1:47 pm UTC

Grumpy Cat makes me a bit legit sad, though. Only seven, too young to be taken from us like that.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Sat May 18, 2019 5:14 am UTC

Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103

I read The Winds of War and War and Remembrance when I was in junior high school. Loved them. Never saw the miniseries based on them. Also read The Caine Mutiny, although it's now hard to separate my memory of the novel from my memory of the classic film with Humphrey Bogart.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:15 am UTC

Alan Turning died at age 41 on June 7, 1951. He did not receive an obituary in the New York Times. They just ran one:

Overlooked No More: Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary
His ideas led to early versions of modern computing and helped win World War II. Yet he died as a criminal for his homosexuality.


Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ivnja » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:37 pm UTC

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president (deposed after a 1 year in a military coup), dead at age 67 after fainting in court while on trial for espionage. NYTimes is reporting that he died in the courtroom, citing Egyptian television, while Al Jazeera is reporting that he was still alive when he arrived at hospital but died there.

(Edited to add link to NYT article, which they've expanded on considerably since the news broke)
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