Category: In Memoriam

RIP Billy Mays

RIP Billy Mays

| June 28, 2009 | Comments (5)

What the…?? TAMPA, Florida — Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50. Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m. This one is [...]

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RIP Dave Arneson

| April 9, 2009 | Comments (0)

Most of you will have no idea who Dave Arneson was, but a few of you who also have a few oddly-shaped dice in a velvet bag or a box (or, in my case, a plush Frankenstein’s Monster head) somewhere probably will. Arneson was the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, along with E. Gary Gygax. [...]

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RIP Ron Silver, Darned Good Actor and Outspoken Conservative

| March 15, 2009 | Comments (2)

Ah, man. I didn’t even know he was ill. Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died this morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post. “Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of [...]

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We’ll Miss You, Ricardo

| January 15, 2009 | Comments (0)

Ricardo Montalban passed away this week and I’ve been reading the various tributes posted around the web. He was a friend to conservatives and the man whose performance so disgusted one of the leading lights of Islamist “thinking” that he went back home and stepped up his radicalization. I didn’t know either of those things. [...]

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RIP Michael Crichton

| November 5, 2008 | Comments (0)

Wow….I had no idea he was even sick. Top-selling author Michael Crichton has reportedly died of cancer in Los Angeles. A posting on Crichton’s official website says that the author “died unexpectedly” after a “courageous and private battle against cancer” on Nov. 4. I really enjoyed Crichton’s books - Jurassic Park and Rising Sun were [...]

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RIP Madelyn Dunham, Grandmother to Barack Obama

| November 3, 2008 | Comments (2)

This is not good at all. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Barack Obama’s grandmother, a central figure in his life who helped raise him during his teen-age years, died in Hawaii on Monday morning. Mr. Obama, who left the presidential campaign trail late last month to travel to Honolulu to bid her farewell, announced the death [...]

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RIP Isaac Hayes

| August 10, 2008 | Comments (0)

Oh, no. Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died, sheriff’s officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday. His family found him unconscious, next to a treadmill that was still running. Medics rushed him to the hospital, but he was [...]

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RIP Skip Caray

| August 4, 2008 | Comments (2)

Anyone who was a baseball fan even a little bit will recognize the voice of Skip Caray, the man who announced Atlanta Braves games for over three decades. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday at the age of 68 I was first introduced to Caray when my parents got cable television back in [...]

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