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Jazz scene photographer Herman Leonard, famous for his smoky, backlighted black-and-white photos of such greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 87.

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NEW YORK — Robert Wilson, who as the bassist for the funk and R&B group the Gap Band had a string of hits including "You Dropped a Bomb On Me," has died. He was 53.

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:cry: german theater-director, filmaker, enfant terrible of the cultural scene,... Christoph Schlingensief (October 24, 1960 in Oberhausen – August 21, 2010 in Berlin) died yesterday of cancer.
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A grievous loss. :(

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Anne Frank's chestnut tree just blew over.

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Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80.

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She sang on a couple of tracks on Max Roach's Percussion Bitter Sweet, it's a great album
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Nancy Short, Martin Shorts wife, cancer sucks.

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Nancy Short, Martin Shorts wife, cancer sucks.


Sad. She was in 10 episodes of Soap.

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Last surviving participant of the 1930 FIFA World Cup Francisco Varallo dies aged 100

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Nancy Short, Martin Shorts wife, cancer sucks.


Sad. She was in 10 episodes of Soap.


The TV series in the 70's? I am a huge fan of that show.....what character did she play?

Never mind.....found it......it was later years. Annie Selig Tate.

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ELO cellist killed by hay bale in freak van Devon crash

An early member of British rock group ELO was killed when his van was crushed by a bale of hay, police said.

Cellist Mike Edwards, 62, died instantly in the accident on the A381 in Halwell, Devon, on Friday.

Police are investigating if the 600kg bale fell from a tractor on nearby farmland before rolling on to the road.

Mr Edwards was identified using photographs and YouTube footage but police are trying to contact his family to carry out a formal identification.

Officers believe the musician swerved into another vehicle as he was struck at about 1230 BST. The other driver was not hurt.

Sgt Steve Walker, of Devon and Cornwall police traffic unit, said: "This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO.

"We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification.

"We don't believe he was ever married and we have identified an ex-girlfriend but she is currently abroad."

Officers are trying to contact a man named David in the Yorkshire area who is believed to be Mr Edwards' brother.

Mr Edwards is understood to have no immediate family but may have taught cello in Devon.

He was with the Birmingham band from 1972 to 1975.

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U.S. Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies After Car Accident


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Robert Schimmel died on Friday night in a Phoenix hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident, his public relations firm said on Saturday.

Schimmel, 60, was a passenger in his 19-year-old daughter's car on August 26 when she lost control after swerving to avoid another accident on a Phoenix highway. The daughter was hospitalized, but is expected to recover. Schimmel's 11-year-old son was also a passenger in the car and was uninjured, according to media reports.

The actor was best known for his radio work on "The Howard Stern Show" and had appeared on several HBO programs, including his own special, "Unprotected."

Schimmel had a heart attack in 1998 and in 2000 was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, from which he recovered. He later wrote a book about his treatment called "Cancer on $5 a Day." He lost his son Derek to leukemia at age 11.

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U.S. Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies After Car Accident

I just found out about this last night, and it really bummed me out. I saw him several years ago, and he was hilarious. It sucks that after surviving so many brushes with death, he was taken out by a car accident.


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'Beetlejuice' Actor Glenn Shadix Dies

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'Beetlejuice' Actor Glenn Shadix Dies

Oh no! One of my Alabama-born celebrities has died!


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French moviemaker Claude Chabrol died 80 years old :cry:
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Harold Gould, stylish character actor known for roles in t.v. and movies (Rhoda's father on "Rhoda" and "Kid Twist" in "The Sting" among many others) died at 86 of prostate cancer. :cry:

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Just heard Edward R Morrow died.He was a fine newsman/anchor and reporter.One of the old school reporters you new loved his job.He will be missed. :cry:

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Billie Mae Richards,the voice of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,has died. She was 88.

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Harold Gould, stylish character actor known for roles in t.v. and movies (Rhoda's father on "Rhoda" and "Kid Twist" in "The Sting" among many others) died at 86 of prostate cancer. :cry:


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Harold Gould was a case of someone who was born looking old. Never thought he made it out of the 1970s. Same goes for Abe Vagoda.
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Just heard Edward R Morrow died.He was a fine newsman/anchor and reporter.One of the old school reporters you new loved his job.He will be missed. :cry:


Uh.........Wow, you're REALLY behind the times. :) Did you know Chet Huntley died too?

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Edwin Newman, who spent decades as a newsman at NBC, has died. The veteran TV journalist, who was 91, passed away Aug. 13 in Oxford


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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Just heard Edward R Morrow died.He was a fine newsman/anchor and reporter.One of the old school reporters you new loved his job.He will be missed. :cry:


Uh.........Wow, you're REALLY behind the times. :) Did you know Chet Huntley died too?

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Edwin Newman, who spent decades as a newsman at NBC, has died. The veteran TV journalist, who was 91, passed away Aug. 13 in Oxford

OOPS! No excuse for that one!Give my regards to Laraine. :roll: :oops:

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The real 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' dies in north Florida

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http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=596699&gt1=28102


Do you remember Leonard Skinner? He got ptomaine poisoning after dinner.

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