Category Archives: Dead Celebrities

RIP, Ric Ocasek

He was 75. No cause of death was given, at least not yet. It really is the end of an era. I’m always going to think of The Cars (and Blondie) as the bands who rescued us from disco in … Continue reading

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RIP, Eddie Money

Eddie Money was 70, the cause of death was cancer. If you grew up in the SF Bay Area as I did, Eddie Money was always sort of playing in the background, a solid performer and a pop powerhouse, discovered … Continue reading

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RIP, Valerie Harper

Oh, man, Rhoda has joined Mar in the sitcom in the sky. She was 80 and had been battling cancer for nearly a decade. Probably the best second banana in the bunch of bananas of that era. She will be … Continue reading

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Satan Throws Another Log On The Fire for David Koch’s Homecoming!

Billionaire David Koch’s life work of making hell-on-earth is now with the Boss (🎵 Below, below below ♬ ) in the favorite son suite in the lake of burning pitch. He was 79. Henry Kissinger is still alive.

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RIP, Toni Morrison

I have no words. One of the giants of literature, Toni Morrison—winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in literature for Beloved, the first EVER awarded to an African-American woman—has passed at age 88. There’s a wonderful documentary out this summer … Continue reading

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RIP, Mad Magazine

I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication. I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird. … Continue reading

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RIP, Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat Has Passed Away At The Age Of Seven. RIP Grumpy Cat. It’s hard to say goodbye to the face that launched 1,000 memes. I checked, and indeed I made a few over the years, too/also. Anyway, Grumpy Cat, … Continue reading

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RIP, TIM CONWAY

Tim Conway, one of the truly great comics, has left us. The world seems a little duller, suddenly. He was 85. There is probably no finer comic pairing that Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the Carol Burnett Show, and … Continue reading

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RIP, Doris Day

Doris Day has gone to the Big Encore at age 97, and had a life which was very well-led. Day was probably known best for those goofy light rom-coms, but she had real vocal talent, and was surprisingly compelling in … Continue reading

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RIP, Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton, The Blond One, from the Mod Squad (“One black, one white, one blonde,” as the marketing campaign described), has left the building. She was 72, which is much too young. She will be missed. Several Scissorheads have written … Continue reading

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