Tag Archives: Celebrity Obituary

RIP George Perez

I hope the world gives me a break for a while on all these damned obits I’ve been writing as another great in comic books passed Friday. Sadly, George’s passing was a matter of when since he had been diagnosed … Continue reading

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RIP Neal Adams

Yet another sad passing I found out later, thanks a lot New York Times! But, better late than never. The legendary comic-book artist Neal Adams died last Saturday at age 80 and for us nerds, he was a big deal. Back … Continue reading

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RIP Ric Parnell, aka Spinal Tap’s Mick Shrimpton

Ric was best known as the band’s drummer who suffered the comical fate of exploding near the end of the movie. It was the conclusion to a long-running gag about Spinal Tap having the worst luck with drummers constantly dying. … Continue reading

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RIP Chris Bailey

Damn it! Another musical legend and part of my History passed away. What makes me more pissed is that I found out two weeks later, again, via the New York Times. If I had been paying more attention of The Guardian I … Continue reading

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RIP Gilbert Gottfried

Another unexpected passing alongside the, “I didn’t know he was ill!” story but Gilbert left behind a pretty good legacy. Many forget that he was a member of the worst SNL cast (1980-81) in history so his career’s second act bordered on … Continue reading

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RIP Estelle Harris

She’ll forever be known George Constanza’s overbearing mother but to me Estelle was a great pairing with Don Rickles for Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story flicks. There’s also Professor Farnsworth’s mother Velma from Futurama. That screeching and indignation … Continue reading

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RIP Taylor Hawkins

Sad to hear about him passing but all the substances in his blood should never come as a surprise. Touring is hard. With any incarnation of show business, the public expects you to always be “on.” What I’m mostly surprised … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Wilhite (belated)

Mr. Wilhite is mostly known by those who really, really know their History of Computer Science or the Internet but he was the person responsible for creating the .GIF. Sadly, he passed away on March 14th from CV-19-related complications. Such … Continue reading

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RIP William Hurt

In my obsession with getting other stories done and Picayune being caught up, I forgot to write about the passing of this actor who was somewhat a part of my life. Besides often getting mixed up with UK actor John Hurt … Continue reading

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RIP Sally Kellerman

It’s sad to see yet another person who contributed to Star Trek pass away. Sure, most of you cool kids know her as the original Major “Hot Lips” Houlihan in MASH the film but Sally played Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in the second Star Trek … Continue reading

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RIP: The Amazing Jonathan & Mark Lanegan

A sad day for entertainment in general. A big loss for Comedy and another for Music. These two people weren’t super famous but they contributed to those who capitalized on the work they laid down. First up would be The … Continue reading

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RIP Ivan Reitman

Ivan has a rather checkered record for me. He was involved with some major movies as a producer, writer and director which are a part of the West’s lexicon and shared experience. I just don’t find the majority to be … Continue reading

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RIP Sidney Poitier

Sidney had a greater impact on film and popular culture for my parents when they were growing up thanks to his Oscar® victory. By the time I was around, he was the straight man in those Action-Comedies he made with … Continue reading

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RIP Betty White

So here is my obligatory obituary for Betty as she did have an effect on my life well before the fad involving her got rolling a decade ago. I recall seeing her on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the Seventies … Continue reading

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RIP John Madden

I thought a little levity was necessary over John’s passing. Above is a glitch from EA’s Madden ’92 whenever an injured player needed to be carried off the field. Now as for my knowledge and fandom of football, well it’s not … Continue reading

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