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Leonard Cohen.
He'll be missed. Loved his early work especially. Famous Blue Raincoat is one of the best songs I've ever heard.

Red Face ironically, he had some quoted remarks recently about his time being up. RIP.


Maybe he knew his time was about up
RIP to an extraordinarily gifted man. I saw a quote something to the effect of "he found the sacred in the profane, and the profanity in the sacred,". Which I think beautifully articulates what his music and lyrics have meant to me.
There is much sadness in our house today. Across the Canadian literary landscape, the loss of Leonard Cohen is reverberating like an earthquake. He was iconic and his influence will last generations.
Actor Robert Vaughn, best known for playing Napoleon Solo on the NBC spy drama "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," died Was 83

Loved the show
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Crap. Now Leon Russell is gone.

https://youtu.be/ZvazuyF6eXw


Oh NO!! Loved his music!! Delta Lady Tight Rope One more love song. All great

He wasn't that old either.
Have friends that have tickets to his show in Boca Raton on the 19th.
I'll always remember Leon performing A Song for You at Willie's 70th birthday party and it brought tears to his eyes. A legend. RIP
I posted this link on FB, but for my non-FB friends, this clip is well worth the 14 minutes it will take to watch it.

Leon's induction into the R&R Hall of Fame in 2011. Elton John's introduction is wonderful, but it's Leon's brief acceptance speech that makes it a must see.

If you don't choke up watching it, well...

https://youtu.be/pT5aYRgmgyM
In the short period I was in my car yesterday I heard several nice tributes to Leon Russell on the local radio and on a couple of satellite channels.
Ralph Branca... 91. Major league pitcher who gave up the HR to Bobby Thompson in 1951.("The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!")
Branca was highly supportive of Jackie Robinson's debut in the major leagues and was the last surviving member of the 1947 Dodgers (the team that Robinson first played for).
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Ralph Branca... 91. Major league pitcher who gave up the HR to Bobby Thompson in 1951.("The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!")
Branca was highly supportive of Jackie Robinson's debut in the major leagues and was the last surviving member of the 1947 Dodgers (the team that Robinson first played for).


He was also Bobby Valentine's father-in-law.
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Mickey

Not the mouse

Rourke - not dead
Rooney - still dead

Mantle - still dead
Spillane - still dead
Fidel Castro.

Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90.

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced.
It provided no further details.
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.
His supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. But his opponents accused him of brutally suppressing opposition.

In April, Fidel Castro gave a rare speech on the final day of the country's Communist Party congress.
He acknowledged his advanced age but said Cuban communist concepts were still valid and the Cuban people "will be victorious".
"I'll soon be 90," the former president said, adding that this was "something I'd never imagined".
"Soon I'll be like all the others, "to all our turn must come," Fidel Castro said.

Fidel Castro's key dates:
1926: Born in the south-eastern Oriente Province of Cuba
1953: Imprisoned after leading an unsuccessful rising against Batista's regime
1955: Released from prison under an amnesty deal
1956: With Che Guevara, begins a guerrilla war against the government
1959: Defeats Batista, sworn in as prime minister of Cuba
1960: Fights off CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles
1962: Sparks Cuban missile crisis by agreeing that USSR can deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba
1976: Elected president by Cuba's National Assembly
1992: Reaches an agreement with US over Cuban refugees
2008: Stands down as president of Cuba due to health issues
You left a few key accomplishments off your list, like the times he brutally murdered thousands of innocents, or all of those times he arrested and tortured innocents without any form of due process. Or those "key dates" on which he seized the businesses and personal property (even the clothing and family heirlooms) from the citizens of Cuba. Oh yeah, and all of those times he chased citizens out of Cuba under the threat of execution because they chose to defend their family or property.

Not to mention that since the fall of the USSR, his people have been impoverished while he spends all day smoking cigars and living a lavish lifestyle.

The guy was a murderous thug and a conman. "Communism" my ass. He lived it up while the people suffered, and if you dared to challenge him or his government, you were beaten, tortured, and murdered.

This hardly belongs under "RIP". Maybe we should start a new thread for "RIH" (Rot In Hell).

Rot in hell you filthy, oppressive, tyrannical, murderer, piece of shit.


PS: LOL at "1976: Elected president by Cuba's National Assembly"
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posted document.write('<nobr>'+ myTimeZone('Sat, 26 Nov 2016 04:39:51 GMT-0800', 'Nov 26, 2016 07:39 AM')+'</nobr>');Nov 26, 2016 07:39 AMNov 26, 2016 07:39 AMHide PostYou left a few key accomplishments off your list, like the times he brutally murdered thousands of innocents, or all of those times he arrested and tortured innocents without any form of due process. Or those "key dates" on which he seized the businesses and personal property (even the clothing and family heirlooms) from the citizens of Cuba. Oh yeah, and all of those times he chased citizens out of Cuba under the threat of execution because they chose to defend their family or property. Not to mention that since the fall of the USSR, his people have been impoverished while he spends all day smoking cigars and living a lavish lifestyle.The guy was a murderous thug and a conman. "Communism" my ass. He lived it up while the people suffered, and if you dared to challenge him or his government, you were beaten, tortured, and murdered. This hardly belongs under "RIP". Maybe we should start a new thread for "RIH" (Rot In Hell).Rot in hell you filthy, oppressive, tyrannical, murderer, piece of shit.



Agree. RIP is the wrong place.

About time dead
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You left a few key accomplishments off your list, like the times he brutally murdered thousands of innocents, or all of those times he arrested and tortured innocents without any form of due process. Or those "key dates" on which he seized the businesses and personal property (even the clothing and family heirlooms) from the citizens of Cuba. Oh yeah, and all of those times he chased citizens out of Cuba under the threat of execution because they chose to defend their family or property.

Not to mention that since the fall of the USSR, his people have been impoverished while he spends all day smoking cigars and living a lavish lifestyle.

The guy was a murderous thug and a conman. "Communism" my ass. He lived it up while the people suffered, and if you dared to challenge him or his government, you were beaten, tortured, and murdered.

This hardly belongs under "RIP". Maybe we should start a new thread for "RIH" (Rot In Hell).

Rot in hell you filthy, oppressive, tyrannical, murderer, piece of shit.


PS: LOL at "1976: Elected president by Cuba's National Assembly"


+1 Celebrations in Little Havana have been going on all night.
one wonders if this political thread will bite the dust.
Castro was quite evil in many ways. Jailing political dissenters. Keeping his countrymen in primitive poverty. Plus, the various things mentioned previously by Jorgerunfast. Like other dictators, he ruled with an iron fist, not permitting anything remotely considered opposition. Today, Cuba continues to pay the price. They have so little in the way of capital assets, they have little to trade. Opening up Cuba to the west might be a good thing ultimately, but for now, other than beaches, they have little to export. You can't build an economy around cigars, particularly when the farmers who harvest tobacco have no technology. They export baseball players..that's about it.
When I was in Cuba (15 years ago or so) I was struck by the fact that they don't have a class structure, because everyone is dirt poor. They lack money for spices, soap, and basic human necessities. We brought toothpaste, aspirin and other OTC drugs, soaps, and so forth to give away at a shelter. The people I met were intelligent and educated people, literate and very kind. Terrible that they have been held back in the horrible poverty that Castro kept them in, so that he could blame the US for everything, rather than take blame himself.
Hard to be sad when an evil person dies.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:

This hardly belongs under "RIP". Maybe we should start a new thread for "RIH" (Rot In Hell).

Rot in hell you filthy, oppressive, tyrannical, murderer, piece of shit.


PS: LOL at "1976: Elected president by Cuba's National Assembly"


Big +1 million, plus in big part to this tyrant murderer, Nicaragua the country i was born in is al also fuc...ed up. Rot in hell next to Chavez
Amazed at the positive statements about Castro, the man was a thug and killed, tortured many people and made his country a terrible place to live. Trudeau tops the list.
All I did was post a news story. NO personal commentary, personal opinions or personal statements. It was pretty much just a plain vanilla factual documentation.
Ron Glass.

2:45 PM PST -- Glass' rep Jeffrey Leavitt tells TMZ ... "Ron passed late last night of respiratory failure. Ron was a private, gentle and caring man. He was an absolute delight to watch on screen. Words cannot adequately express my sorrow. "

Ron Glass, a centerpiece on the 70's sitcom "Barney Miller" has died ... according to his rep.
Glass had recently battled with various illnesses, and was an active member in the L.A. Buddhist community. He passed away at his home Friday, where'd he'd been watched by a caretaker.
Glass received an Emmy nomination for his role as Detective Ron Harris on the show ... he also made appearances on the original Hawaii Five-O, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Firefly and more recently on an episode of CSI in 2014.

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