Tag Archives: Obit

RIP Dolores O’Riordan

Caught the news about her passing this morning pretty early thanks to having Duran Duran in my FaceBook feed. Makes sense this would be a part of their updates, the Cranberries were Duran Duran’s opening act during their 1993 “Wedding … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Bob Givens

Bob was one of the many unsung heroes in animation because his biggest legacy was re-designing Bugs Bunny at Tex Avery’s request to debut in “A Wild Hare.” He started out at Disney, went to Warner Brothers (aka Looney Tunes) … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Pat DiNizio

I was really saddened to see the sudden blurb on my FaceBook feed this Tuesday night (December 12) about Pat’s passing. Even though I knew about his recent injury, I never would’ve guessed he was in ill health. When the … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Michael Satran

I had the brief pleasure of meeting Michael this Spring at Austin’s small but growing gaming convention Chupacabra Con. As you can see above this recent photo was taken of him attending, showing off the latest wares from Hero (aka Champions) … Continue reading

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RIP Hugh Hefner

Almost caught up on the obituaries, hopefully the famous people who had an impact on my life would stay alive for a few weeks to keep the morbidity down. As for ‘Hef,’ lets face it, he affected many males from … Continue reading

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RIP Bernie Casey

Bernie was a well-loved actor in the realm of Sci-Fi and Comedy productions that I often saw him in. I first caught him as Major Spender in the mini-series version of The Martian Chronicles, he was the astronaut who “went native,” … Continue reading

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RIP Harry Dean Stanton

If the celebrities I like could hang in there for a couple more weeks, I may catch up on all the other obituaries I want to post on my site without them piling up. Which brings me to Harry. He … Continue reading

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RIP Stanislav Petrov

According to newspaper reports, Petrov may have passed away this May since real news out of Russia is difficult to get. You probably never heard of him until the reports of his death. I had heard of him indirectly over … Continue reading

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RIP Grant Hart & Jessi Zazu

With these two great musicians/writers, I didn’t forget, I put them off so my site wouldn’t be just a long string of sad, sad obituaries. First was seeing Grant Hart passing. Most people my age know him as the drummer … Continue reading

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RIP: Len Wein

Man, I need to catch up on all the other things I have in queue to write about, otherwise my site will just be a Nerdy Obituary blog. However, I can’t let the passing of comic book writer, editor and … Continue reading

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RIP: Jerry Pournelle

Science Fiction writer Jerry Pournelle passed away Friday from a long series of health incidents. For those who read a lot of the genre may recognize his name, Jerry often collaborated with Larry Niven on several books, especially The Mote in … Continue reading

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RIP Richard Anderson

His name doesn’t ring many bells but if you were kid like me growing up in the Seventies, he was the indispensable Oscar Goldman, Jamie Summers and Steve Austin’s boss at the OSI on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic … Continue reading

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RIP Tobe Hooper

Tobe was an up-and-coming Horror director after the success of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, filmed around here in Austin. He then went on to do the TV movie of Salem’s Lot for CBS and the controversial Poltergeist. By now you’ve probably heard that … Continue reading

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RIP Glen Campbell

It was sad to see him pass away earlier this week but I knew it was inevitable from Alzheimer’s. Before he died, Glen did manage a couple more records I scored. Ghost on the Canvas was the most heartfelt finale in 2011 … Continue reading

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RIP George Romero

The man who gave us the modern zombie apocalypse genre passed away. Thankfully not the horrible means his numerous characters succumbed to! I’ve never finished his first film, Night of the Living Dead, it was actually too slow and dull … Continue reading

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