RIP Celebrity Thread - Part 4

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  1. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    KTLA anchor Chris Burrous died Thursday afternoon after being found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif. He was 43.

    Burrous was found unresponsive by Glendale firefighters and died later at a hospital. Firefighters found him “suffering from a medical emergency” in a room at the Days Inn in downtown Glendale, according to the Glendale Police Department.

    “The man was not breathing and CPR was administered as paramedics prepared to transport him to the hospital,” Glendale police said in a news release. Police were contacted by telephone at 1:14 p.m. by a man who told them “an individual he was with had passed out and was possibly not breathing.”

    Police said the caller indicated that Burrous “had possibly overdosed.”

    KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous Dies After Being Found Unconscious at Glendale Motel

    As a Brit I didn't know of him, but I'm guessing he was well-known in the US.
     
  2. C. Lee

    C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I'm afraid not. The U.S. is so large, someone can be well known in one state and completely unknown every where else. But thanks for posting it for the people in California. It's a very large state and a lot of people live there.
     
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  3. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    His death has since made national headlines.
     
  4. terry78

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    Yeah I wasn't really aware of him either, but in L.A. and the industry he's pretty much a name.
     
  5. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I didn't know of him, either. :( Still sad.
     
  6. Milk Tray Guy

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    Norman Gimbel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning lyricist whose career included Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly With His Song, Jim Croce's I Got a Name and the themes to Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, has died at the age of 91.

    Gimbel died Dec. 19 at his longtime home in Montecito, Calif., son told The Hollywood Reporter.

    Norman Gimbel, Famed Oscar- and Grammy-Winning Lyricist, Dies at 91

    He also wrote the lyrics to the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV show.

    RIP
     
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    RIP June Whitfield :(
     
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    Whitfield starred in for me, one of the quintessential British sit-coms....

     
  10. Milk Tray Guy

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    I used to love Terry and June.
     
  11. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Terry and June was a reworking of the earlier series "Happy Ever After" which also starred Terry Scott and June Whitfield.



    They were essentially the same series but the name had to change for legal reasons.

    Happy Ever After ran from 1974-79, and Terry and June ran from 1979-1987. So in all, that was 13 years (or 14, depending on how you count it).

    Terry & June was more famous though, and so was the theme tune.
     
  12. Milk Tray Guy

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    I remember Happy Ever After too.
     
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    Hong Kong director Ringo Lam, who worked on such projects as the 1987 film City on Fire, was found dead on Saturday morning, according to the Hong Kong’s Apple Daily. He was 63.

    An unresponsive Lam was found in bed by his wife, Apple Daily reported on Saturday. After discovering the body, she called an ambulance, but by the time it arrived, Lam had already passed. A cause of death has not been announced, but no foul play is suspected.

    After City on Fire Lam had a short stint in Hollywood, where he directed Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Maximum Risk. They worked together twice more, in In Hell and Replicant. Lam eventually moved back to Hong Kong where directed the 1997 action film Full Alert, which garnered five nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

    Ringo Lam, Hong Kong Director of 'City on Fire,' Dies at 63

    RIP
     
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    Don Lusk, an animator behind Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and many more classic animated Disney movies, died on Sunday morning, according to a Facebook post by Ed Asner’s daughter, Navah Paskowitz-Asner. He was 105.

    Lusk’s 60-year career touched countless classic works from Disney, where his career began in 1933. There he worked his animation magic on famous titles including 1942’s Bambi, 1950’s Cinderella, 1955’s Lady and the Tramp, 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, and 1961’s 101 Dalmatians.

    Don Lusk, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Pinocchio’ Animator, Dies at 105

    RIP
     
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    Ray Sawyer - the eye-patch wearing member of group Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the 1970s - has died at the age of 81. His wife Linda said he died "peacefully in his sleep".

    The band is best known for the song When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman, which was a number one hit in the UK in 1979. Sawyer joined Dr Hook in 1969, two years after he lost an eye in a car accident. He left the band in 1981 to pursue a solo career, but went on to spend much of his later career touring with a spin-off group named Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer.

    He retired just three years ago.

    Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies

    RIP
     
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    this is right in the child hood I liked Mean Gene
     
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    Gene will always be the voice of pro wrestling for me. RIP.
     
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    RIP Mean Gene
     
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    I mainly remember him from Super Dave. I never watched Curb Your Enthusiasm. Mean Gene and Super Dave on the same day. :(
     
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    JFC ok January 2nd you win you can stop now.

    RIP Super Dave.
     
  24. terry78

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    2019 is just like **** ya'll.
     
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    RIP Gene Okerlund.
     

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