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Re: Celebrity Passings 2019
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2019, 05:53:17 pm »
For me, first time I saw him, was a movie with Chief Dan George where he trained to become a shaman. My brothers always talked about him on the Banana Splits segment Danger Island. And he was great on Airwolf of course. RIP Jan.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2019
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2019, 07:19:24 pm »
Drummer Hal Blaine—who worked with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and the Beach Boys, and founded the seminal recording studio musicians the Wrecking Crew—has died aged 90, his family has announced. Blaine was one of the most recorded musicians in pop music history and played on hits by the Beach Boys, the Carpenters, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, and The Byrds—and even the theme song to The Brady Bunch. His opening drumbeat on the Ronettes’ 1963 hit “Be My Baby” is one of the most recognizable intros in rock history; he also played on Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “California Dreaming” by the Mamas and Papas, and The Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man.” 

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2019
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2019, 12:40:39 am »
Lawrence G "Larry" DiTillo has passed away after a long illness. He was 79.

A writer of wide extremes, chances are if you watched cartoons in the 1980s or 90s, you've enjoyed some of his work. From He-Man, She-Ra, The Real Ghostbusters, to even a few episodes of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Larry was well known for his animation work. He also put in serious time in the roleplaying game industry, and with Lynn Willis, he wrote The Masks of Nyarlathotep (1984), a world-spanning campaign for Call of Cthulhu, which is considered one of the best roleplaying adventures of all time, and for which Larry and Lynn won the Origins Award. Beyond that, he wrote episodes of Murder, She Wrote, Deadly Nightmares, and Swamp Thing.


A long-time friend of J. Michael Strazynski, DiTillo has the distinction of being one of the few other writers to work on Babylon 5, penning a stunning 7 episodes (remarkable, considering Strazynski wrote the vast majority of episodes of B5 himself). DiTillo, along with Bob Fordward, also helped reviatlize the flailing Transformers franchise in 1996 when they served as story editors on Beast Wars, one of (if not THE) best written Transformers series ever. 
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2019
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2019, 05:48:50 pm »

This is totally streets behind. Richard Erdman, best known as octogenarian college student Leonard on "Community" has passed. He was 93. Erdman worked steadily as a character actor for over 70 years. His credits included episodes of Alice, The Bionic Woman, Cheers, Felicity, Lou Grant, One Day at a Time and Beverly Hills, 90210. He also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including The Smurfs, DuckTales and Batman: The Animated Series.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2019
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2019, 08:22:54 pm »
Dick Dale, the King of Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.


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Re: Celebrity Passings 2019
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2019, 07:56:00 pm »
Singer/songwriter David White, one of the original members of Danny & the Juniors, has died at age 79. He was the writer of the group's "Rock and Roll is Here To Stay," one of the earliest, and still one of the best, celebrations of the music itself. He also wrote Leslie Gore's proto-feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me."


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