Category Archives: Dead Celebrities

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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RIP, Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings has moved on. A gentle giant in the house, he will be missed by all. The Baltimore Sun has a recap of Rep. Cummings’ career. That was a helluva life.

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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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