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DrCaleb @ Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:12 am

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'Visionary' US astrophysicist Eugene Parker dead at 94

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In 2018, he became the first person to witness the launch of a spacecraft bearing his name, NASA's Parker Solar Probe.

   



Thanos @ Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:28 pm

Dammit. They're such a fun & well-loved band. RIP Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer :(

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/25/entertai ... index.html

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(CNN)Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the legendary US rock band Foo Fighters, has died, the band said Friday. He was 50.

"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever," the band said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginable difficult time."

On Friday, the band was scheduled to perform in Bogotá, Colombia, for the Festival Estereo Picnic followed by Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday, according to its website.

The band also announced Thursday that it would take the stage at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3.


Probably their best song, IMO.

   



xerxes @ Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:22 pm

So sudden too; just hours before they were set to take the stage.

From Dave Grohl's memoir:

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DrCaleb @ Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:21 am

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David Kilgour, longtime MP who quit 2 different parties for ideological reasons, dies at 81

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Kilgour was first elected as an MP for Edmonton—Strathcona in 1979 as a member of the Progressive Conservative party. He quit the caucus of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1990 because he opposed the implementation of the GST.


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In 2005, Kilgour publicly quit a major federal party for the second time in his career when he left the Liberals over what he said were "about 10 issues" with the party's conduct — including the sponsorship scandal and its plans to legalize same-sex marriage.

Kilgour also cited Canada's unwillingness to take part in a multinational effort to stop the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan as a reason for his departure.

Ottawa eventually sent humanitarian aid to Sudan, a move attributed in part to Kilgour's persistent and public calls for action.

   



DrCaleb @ Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:52 am

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Former Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason dead at 76

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:23 am

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Mimi Reinhard, who helped organize Oskar Schindler's life-saving list in WW II, dead at 107

   



llama66 @ Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:21 pm

Gilbert Gottfried, standup comic and actor, dies at 67

Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67.

Gottfried died from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II, a disorder that affects the heart, his publicist and longtime friend Glenn Schwartz said in a statement.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/gi ... -1.5859177

   



Thanos @ Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:45 pm

As a tribute to our late joke-makers, too many of which have been dying lately, it's the porn stars who are supposed to drop like flies, not the comedians. Gilbert would laugh at something like that, because he was a loveable sick demented fuck. RIP, Johnny Crunch, you just hit paydirt with K-DIRT. :lol: :cry:

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Apr 12, 2022 3:43 pm

Awww. I know a lot of people hated him, but I laughed at his comedy all the time. R=EM

   



xerxes @ Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:12 pm

RIP

And even sadder, we lost these three all within three months...

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Strutz @ Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:17 pm

xerxes xerxes:
RIP

And even sadder, we lost these three all within three months...

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That is unreal... 8O

   



llama66 @ Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:43 pm

NHL Hall of Famer and Islanders great Mike Bossy dies at age 65
New York Islanders great and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy died at the age of 65, the team announced on Friday.

In October, Bossy announced he was stepping away from his job as a hockey analyst with Canadian French-language hockey broadcaster TVA Sports after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/15/sport/mi ... index.html

   



Strutz @ Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:21 pm

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I was just about to post this. RIP Mike. One of the best of the NHL.

   



Strutz @ Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:23 pm

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Liz Sheridan, a veteran stage and screen actress who played Jerry Seinfeld's mother, Helen, on "Seinfeld," died Friday morning, her manager and friend Amanda Hendon confirmed to CNN.

Sheridan had celebrated her 93rd birthday earlier this week, Hendon said. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law.

Though she had dozens of film credits, she was best known as Seinfeld's doting mother on his titular sitcom, which ran for nine seasons. She also appeared as the snoopy neighbor Mrs. Ochmonek on the alien-led sitcom "ALF."

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/li ... -1.5863645
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Sheridan's death comes within two weeks of the death of fellow "Seinfeld" cast member Estelle Harris, who played George Costanza's mother on the series.

Another coincidence...

   



DrCaleb @ Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:59 am

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Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur, one of hockey's flashiest players, dead at 70

R=EM

   



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