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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2017, 05:28:27 pm »
End of an era.   :'(
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2017, 02:32:57 pm »
WWE wrestler Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i, older brother of Roman Reigns, passed away at the age of 47.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2017, 03:25:36 pm »
WWE wrestler Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i, older brother of Roman Reigns, passed away at the age of 47.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2017, 11:07:11 am »
BOSTON -- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.

Guards found Hernandez unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement.

The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later. He was 27.

Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit in the maximum security state prison. He hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window, Fallon said.

Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon said.

Fallon said he's not aware of any suicide note written by Hernandez and stressed that an investigation is ongoing. He said that officials had no concern that Hernandez was planning on taking his own life, and if there was a concern about his well-being, Hernandez would have been transferred to a mental health unit.

"The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron's death," Hernandez's lawyer Jose Baez said in a statement. "There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible. Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation.

"The Baez Law Firm will participate in its own examination into this tragic event and update the media and public on its findings when they become available."

Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy, said Wednesday morning there was "absolutely no chance" Hernandez took his own life.

"Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life," Murphy said.

Hernandez was moved to tears on Friday after he was acquitted of the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Just before his acquittal, Hernandez was seen blowing kisses to the little girl he fathered with fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. Cameras captured the tender exchange.

He was still serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his conviction in the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins-Hernandez's sister.

According to ESPN's Roger Cossack, Aaron Hernandez's legal team can file a motion to vacate his conviction for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. If the motion is filed, according to Cossack, the conviction will be vacated. Martin W. Healy, the chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association, told The Boston Globe that the legal rule is called "abatement ab initio." Healy says upon a person's death, if they have not exhausted their legal appeals, their case reverts to its status at the beginning -- it is as if the trial and conviction never happened.

Hernandez was tried but acquitted in the slayings of de Abreu and Furtado, whom prosecutors contended were gunned down after one of the men accidentally spilled a drink on Hernandez in a Boston nightclub. The jury in that case found Hernandez not guilty of first-degree murder but convicted him of unlawful possession of a gun, and the judge sentenced him to an additional four to five years in prison -- separate from his existing life sentence.

His death was "a shocking and sad end to a very tragic series of events that has negatively impacted a number of families,'' said Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn, who prosecuted Hernandez in the Lloyd case.

Hernandez's death comes the same day the Patriots are making their visit to the White House to mark their Super Bowl win.

"We are aware of the reports, but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today," a Patriots spokesman told ESPN on Wednesday morning.

A star at the University of Florida who dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of misbehavior in college, Hernandez was a productive tight end for the Patriots for three seasons.

Hernandez's former college teammate, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, posted on ********* about the news.

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To my friend my brother! Through thick and thin right or wrong we never left each other's side. Today my heart hurts as I got the worse news I could have imagined. It was just a day ago we shared our last convo. I will forever miss you and love you bro. we will meet again rest easy! *red heart emoji* *person with folded hands emoji*

Pouncey's brother Maurkice also posted on *********: "Today is a tough day the world may think wateva but to my brother I LOVE YOU! GOD strengthen us all!"

Dan Gronkowski, his former teammate with the Patriots and current Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's brother, called the news "sad."

"When I was on the team with [Aaron Hernandez] it was Rob [Gronkowski], myself and [him]. We all got along and had a good time. We didn't have any issues with Aaron ever," he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "So I mean, that was all just a side thing that no one knew what was going on. We didn't even know that that was even happening. It wasn't even like we thought something like that was going on. So, it's just sad to hear that, knowing that you [knew] somebody that has gone through that stuff and chose that route."

Hernandez grew up in Connecticut and played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012.

In his second year, he caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns and helped the team reach the Super Bowl. In 2012, he signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension.

The team released him in June 2013, shortly after he was arrested in Lloyd's killing.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2017, 03:59:27 am »
Cuba Gooding sr., singer and actor has died at age 72. RIP.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2017, 08:46:12 pm »
Erin Moran, best known as Joanie from "Happy Days" has passed at 56.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2017, 09:16:15 pm »
I am very sad. :'( :'( :'( Loved her when I was young. RIP Erin
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2017, 08:35:15 am »
Had a serious crush on her back in the day.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2017, 01:16:03 pm »
Preliminary reports are that Erin Moran died of stage 4 cancer. We should get confirmation soon one way or the other.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2017, 02:00:05 pm »
Surprised not posted yet but Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73. The acclaimed director was best known for "The Silence of the Lambs" (which won him an Oscar) and "Philadelphia."

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2017, 08:17:45 pm »
Michael Parks, a prolific character actor who found early fame in 1960s countercultural roles and later became a favorite of directors including Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, has died. He was 77.

He died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, his agent, Jane Schulman, said on Wednesday. No cause of death was announced.

In a career that spanned six decades, Parks acted in more than 100 films and TV shows. Many of his early starring roles were in anti-establishment '60s-era films such as "Wild Seed," ''The Happening," with Anthony Quinn, and "Bus Riley's Back in Town," alongside Ann-Margret.

Parks also starred as a disillusioned, motorcycle-riding newsman in the 1969 series "Then Came Bronson." For the series, Parks, who recorded a number of albums throughout his career, sang the popular closing theme song, "Long Lonesome Highway."

He played the Canadian drug runner Jean Renault on David Lynch's "Twin Peaks."

Parks found perhaps his most famous parts in the 1990s thanks to the interest of Tarantino, Smith and Robert Rodriguez, the often connected independent filmmakers. Each turned to Parks again and again for meaty supporting roles. Tarantino cast him in multiple roles in both parts of "Kill Bill" and his "Death Proof" half of 2007's "Grindhouse."

Sometimes, the characters followed Parks from filmmaker to filmmaker. He played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn," a role he reprised in "Kill Bill" and "Grindhouse." His actor son, James Parks, often joined him, playing McGraw's son Edgar.

Smith gave Parks the largest roles of the trio, including his 2014 film "Tusk," which paired him with Johnny Depp, and 2011's "Red State," as a preacher. Smith on Wednesday called him "my cinematic muse."
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #71 on: May 14, 2017, 10:34:03 pm »
The great Powers Boothe is gone at 68.  :'(
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2017, 11:01:56 pm »
Dammit, first Bill Paxton now him. We're losing the best SHIELD Hydra bad guys.


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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2017, 11:54:14 pm »
Dammit, first Bill Paxton now him. We're losing the best SHIELD Hydra bad guys.
Don't forget Garry Shandling, who wasn't on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." but his character was in Hydra.  Also, Miguel Ferrer, not a member of Hydra, but still an MCU villain.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2017
« Reply #74 on: May 15, 2017, 01:46:07 am »
He never got too many lead roles, but without Powers Boothe a lot of movies wouldn't have been near as good. He always gave 110% in everything he did! RIP.
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