Category Archives: Dead Celebrities

RIP, Antonin Scalia

They say if you cannot say anything nice, then you should say nothing at all. [Intentionally Left Blank]

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RIP, Ed Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell was one of the Apollo 14 Astronauts and was the sixth human to walk on the moon. He was 85. I’m still stunned that we puny, hairless apes once left our blue home and ventured into space, landing … Continue reading

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Glenn Frey, RIP

What a rotten January this is turning out to be. I’m a bad person. The first thing I thought of when I heard that Glenn Frey had died was the Mojo Nixon song: I know the song was about Don … Continue reading

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RIP, David Bowie

David Bowie died this morning from cancer; he was 69 years old. He kept the cancer secret while recording his final album. He didn’t want his condition to influence the reaction to his work. His music and style speaks for … Continue reading

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RIP, Yogi Berra

The King of the malaprops, and one of the truly great baseball players of all time, has left the building. He was 90. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours.” Thanks for all the laughs!

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RIP, Anne Meara

Variety reports that the great comic actress and writer Anne Meara has left the stage. She was 85. If you read the article, you will be astonished at what a rich and full career she had, working almost continuously since … Continue reading

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RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett

Giants once walked amongst us, and few were more funny and insightful than the author Terry Pratchett, who died today at age 66 (much, much too young) from Alzheimer’s disease. Truth be told, ol’ ‘Grain preferred reading Pratchett over Douglas … Continue reading

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RIP Leonard Nimoy

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 He was 83, and so much more than Spock. Thank you for inspiring so many … Continue reading

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RIP Leslie Gore

Well, it was her party and she could cry if she wanted to. Lesley Gore will always be associated with that novelty song. (And the much lesser known follow-up, Judy’s Turn To Cry, in which she wins Johnny back from … Continue reading

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Mario Cuomo

…is probably still thinking about running for Preznint. Oh, wait. That was disrespectful. Read this NYTimes obit instead.

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