Category Archives: Dead Celebrities

RIP, Carl Reiner

That’s as good a bit as you will ever see, even today. Giants once walked amongst us, and very few were bigger than Carl Reiner.  Reiner was 98, which is multiple encores in my book. You can see his impact … Continue reading

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Because we need some good news

Even from beyond the grave, Prince is in the house: Prince Sign o’ the Times Super Deluxe Edition Announced  Featuring over 60 previously unreleased tracks and two complete concert recordings, including a performance with Miles Davis Prince’s iconic double album … Continue reading

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RIP, Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie has gone to the Great Encore in the sky; she was 69 which is much too young. She will be missed. The Pointer Sisters were the pride of Oakland growing up; we crossed paths once when I was a … Continue reading

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RIP, Fred Willard

Another legend is going on to do an improv set in the sky. Willard was 86, so a rich, full life. He was best known for being one Christopher Guest’s  repertory players in the mocumentaries. He played an Air Force … Continue reading

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RIP, Little Richard

Little Richard has gone to that encore in the sky. He’s outside of my experience, but I know that He Was A Big Deal. His music has been cited by many acts as being an influence, from the Beatles, to … Continue reading

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RIP, Jerry Stiller

I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad. … Continue reading

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RIP, Adam Schlessinger

Schlessinger was 52, and the cause of death was COVID-19. I’m shattered.

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RIP Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant —an NBA legend who played all 20 of his pro seasons with the L.A. Lakers— and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California. Bryant dedicated himself to basketball, and … Continue reading

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RIP Terry Jones

Mr. Creosote has gone to the sketch comedy in the sky. He was 77. I really hated reading this. Jones had an amazing gift, and anyone who could play Creosote, Brian’s Mother (heh!) and Sir Bedever is a singular talent. … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Celebrate

Happy Hour News Briefs PBS tells us… “The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill with a commemorative Forever stamp. “The stamp, which was unveiled Tuesday, features a 2008 photo of Ifill with the words … Continue reading

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