billhike posted:

One month shy of her fourth birthday, Wrenley, the daughter of friends of ours. She was very sick most of her short life, and underwent a bone marrow transplant as well as many other procedures. The girl was a heck of a little fighter. This is twice in 2-1/2 months that friends have lost a child. I’m not a parent, but it’s impossible for me to think of something more painful that anyone could go through. 

Very sorry to hear of this.  I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child and to have one sick and fight for most of her life.

billhike posted:

One month shy of her fourth birthday, Wrenley, the daughter of friends of ours. She was very sick most of her short life, and underwent a bone marrow transplant as well as many other procedures. The girl was a heck of a little fighter. This is twice in 2-1/2 months that friends have lost a child. I’m not a parent, but it’s impossible for me to think of something more painful that anyone could go through. 

Very sorry to hear, sincere condolences.  My greatest fear is something happening to one of my sons, I can't imagine the grief your friends are going through right now. 

patespo1 posted:
billhike posted:

One month shy of her fourth birthday, Wrenley, the daughter of friends of ours. She was very sick most of her short life, and underwent a bone marrow transplant as well as many other procedures. The girl was a heck of a little fighter. This is twice in 2-1/2 months that friends have lost a child. I’m not a parent, but it’s impossible for me to think of something more painful that anyone could go through. 

Very sorry to hear, sincere condolences.  My greatest fear is something happening to one of my sons, I can't imagine the grief your friends are going through right now. 

My daughters are in their 30s now.  It never goes away.  No parent should outlive their child. And don't get me started on grandchildren.  

PH

purplehaze posted:
patespo1 posted:
billhike posted:

One month shy of her fourth birthday, Wrenley, the daughter of friends of ours. She was very sick most of her short life, and underwent a bone marrow transplant as well as many other procedures. The girl was a heck of a little fighter. This is twice in 2-1/2 months that friends have lost a child. I’m not a parent, but it’s impossible for me to think of something more painful that anyone could go through. 

Very sorry to hear, sincere condolences.  My greatest fear is something happening to one of my sons, I can't imagine the grief your friends are going through right now. 

My daughters are in their 30s now.  It never goes away.  No parent should outlive their child. And don't get me started on grandchildren.  

PH

Truly tragic. I had that same conversation with the Grandmother of my ex-GF at her memorial service last Friday. I cant imagine the pain she was in

Legendary tv exec Fred Silverman.  Over his career on different networks, he green-lighted: All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times, and M*A*S*H for CBS; Charlie’s Angels, Roots, Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat at ABC; Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, and The Smurfs on NBC

Paul Farnes...age 101. One of the last surviving pilots who fought for England in WW II, in the Battle of Britain, protecting England from German aircraft.

In Maryland in 2016, the Clinton/Kaine ticket got 1,677.928 votes, representing 60.3% of the votes cast for President.  The Republican ticket received 943,169 votes, representing 33.9% of the electorate.  Our Republican governor did not vote for Trump. So, don't blame Maryland.

 

brucehayes posted:

Andy Gill, guitarist with Gang of Four

So far 2020 is being harsh to those in rock and metal. 

thistlintom posted:
billhike posted:

One month shy of her fourth birthday, Wrenley, the daughter of friends of ours. She was very sick most of her short life, and underwent a bone marrow transplant as well as many other procedures. The girl was a heck of a little fighter. This is twice in 2-1/2 months that friends have lost a child. I’m not a parent, but it’s impossible for me to think of something more painful that anyone could go through. 

Very sorry to hear of this.  I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child and to have one sick and fight for most of her life.

The worst nightmare that can ever occur to a parent. Very sad.

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winetarelli posted:
brucehayes posted:

Kirk Douglas at 103.

 

Utter legend.  RIP, and condolences to his family.

Great actor.  Loved his movies.

I just saw that too. Always affable. Most memorable in the original (and still the best) movie The Time Machine. When WB released the DVD in 1993 they actually created a mini-sequel with Bean and Rod Taylor reprising their original roles. It had our time traveler, H.G. Wells, traveling back to his 19th century time period to tell his postman, played by Bean, what happened since he defeated the Morlocks. It was a charming short film.

brucehayes posted:

Actor Orsen Bean, killed in a traffic accident at 91.

I had not realized, until I read the story, that he was married to Alley Miils, the Mom on The Wonder Years.

haggis posted:

And now, Robert Conrad, at the young age of 84.

"Go ahead, knock that battery off my shoulder."

I loved his "guest murder" turn on Columbo as a dishonest health club chain owner, An Exercise in Fatality. Like much of Columbo it still stands up today.

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haggis posted:

And now, Robert Conrad, at the young age of 84.

The Black Sheep Squadron introduced me to my favorite fighter plane, the F4U-1 Corsair.

 

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Lyle Mays

Way too young at 66.

11-time Grammy winner. Keyboardist extraordinaire for Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, numerous others, and his own solo career.

Here's a full concert from 1979 with Joni Mitchell. The band includes Mays, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias and Michael Brecker.

https://youtu.be/bLKb9Ms68ME

The video quality sucks, but the music is sublime.

I saw Pat Metheny play a number of times with Gary Burton before he formed his own group. After about a year he went his own way and Lyle was in his first group. I saw their first appearance at Amazingrace in Evanston IL in July 1976. Amazingrace held around 400 people most of who sat on the floor. I actually have bootleg cassettes that I recorded in 1978 on a Nakamichi tied into the sound board. They sound awful!

sunnylea57 posted:

And another: Joseph Shabalala

Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

They played the Belly Up tavern which is my local club last night. Haven't heard anything about the show yet

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Paul English, Willie Nelson's drummer and best friend for over 50 years.  He was one of the founders and original board members of Farm Aid, and a legend in the industry.  Pretty damn good drummer too.

Vino Bevo posted:

Paul English, Willie Nelson's drummer and best friend for over 50 years.  He was one of the founders and original board members of Farm Aid, and a legend in the industry.  Pretty damn good drummer too.

Willie has a concert here in Key West on Monday - I wonder if this will impact it.

The Old Man posted:
haggis posted:

And now, Robert Conrad, at the young age of 84.

"Go ahead, knock that battery off my shoulder."

I loved his "guest murder" turn on Columbo as a dishonest health club chain owner, An Exercise in Fatality. Like much of Columbo it still stands up today.

Big fan of Columbo - family favorite

We often have fond memories of TV shows we grew up with. Many of them, on rewatching as a adult, don't stand up. Columbo is one of the few that has not dated and is still as good as it was when it was first on. This is due not only to Peter Falk's great job in the lead, but also to consistently first class writing, direction, and production. The episode directed by Steven Spielberg even has a tribute to Citizen Kane.

Falk is buried in the must-see Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park. His headstone is a tribute to his beloved wife, and protector of his estate (from his evil daughter), Shera Danese. She appeared on Columbo six times, more than any other guest actor. The real "Mrs. Columbo" indeed.

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The Old Man posted:

We often have fond memories of TV shows we grew up with. Many of them, on rewatching as a adult, don't stand up. Columbo is one of the few that has not dated and is still as good as it was when it was first on. This is due not only to Peter Falk's great job in the lead, but also to consistently first class writing, direction, and production. The episode directed by Steven Spielberg even has a tribute to Citizen Kane.

Falk is buried in the must-see Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park. His headstone is a tribute to his beloved wife, and protector of his estate (from his evil daughter), Shera Danese. She appeared on Columbo six times, more than any other guest actor. The real "Mrs. Columbo" indeed.

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Thanks for this and I agree. Its my dad's  favorite show and in 2018 when my mom was dying from brain cancer I think we watched every  episode

Tony Fernandez, at 57. Incredible shortstop and a joy to watch during the Blue Jays’  ‘92 and ‘93 World Series runs. 

thistlintom posted:

Danny Trejo, 65 times in the movies, makes the top of the list in on screen deaths.  In real life he is still alive and kicking.

I don’t think he can die.

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