Category Archives: Dead Celebrities

RIP, Phyllis Schlafly

Eagle Forum website: "Today, Phyllis Schlafly passed away in the presence of her family at her home in St. Louis." pic.twitter.com/utsJCej4ZN — Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) September 5, 2016 Award winning ancient hate goblin pessary Phyllis Schlafly has gone to her … Continue reading

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RIP, Gene Wilder

I’m so sad: Wilder died today at age 83. There are few comic actors who will ever hold a candle to Wilder, this is a devastating loss. He will be missed.

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Last Call for Warren Hinckle

If you grew up in the SF Bay Area, chances are good that you read Warren Hinckle at some point. Or maybe your father did, and maybe every time he did there would be a curse under his breath and … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Charisma News mourns the loss of Mohammad Ali as only they can and writes the eulogy they shouldn’t: The Devil’s Dope Offers Muhammad Ali No Hope “…I pray that just one of the seeds of the … Continue reading

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RIP, Muhammad Ali

Giants once walked amongst us, and few will ever be greater than Muhammad Ali. Dave Zirin writes about Muhammad Ali often, and his Muhammad Ali Handbook is pretty terrific stuff. He really was a champion in every sense of the … Continue reading

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Open Tabs

For those of us who were put-off by the SNL attempt to eulogize the late and lamented Prince, there’s a pretty good round-up of pieces in Longread. Dating from the ’80s to his obituary last week, it’s pretty comprehensive and … Continue reading

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RIP, Prince

Another talented and iconic rocker has gone to that great Set in the Sky: Prince has died at the very young age of 57. The cause of death is not yet known, the autopsy is planned for Friday. I was … Continue reading

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RIP, Doris Roberts

Another very funny lady has gone on to the great act in the sky, the great comedic actress Doris Roberts. The five-time Emmy winning actress was 90. She really was one of the true greats. I remember her from the … Continue reading

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RIP, Garry Shandling

Comic Garry Shandling has gone on to the two-drink minimum in the sky. No cause of death was given. Shandling was only 66, which is way to young. It’s probably not an overstatement to say that Shandling was one of … Continue reading

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RIP, Andy Grove

Andy Grove, the founder of Intel, has moved on. He was 79. I met Andy Grove face-to-face several times; he was always very kind and generous with his time and very down-to-earth. What is not as well-known about him is … Continue reading

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