Celebrity Death Thread 2009

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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby BigCamera4892 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:36 am

Lis Hartel - Equestrian won Olympic silver

Lis Hartel, 87, an equestrian who won two Olympic silver medals for Denmark in the 1950s despite being paralyzed below the knees because of polio, died Thursday, February 12, 2009 of undisclosed causes, the Danish Equestrian Federation said in Copenhagen. She had suffered a stroke in the 1980s.

Hartel was 23 and pregnant with her second child when she contracted polio during an outbreak in Denmark in the 1930s. She gradually regained the use of most of her muscles, although she remained paralyzed below the knees. Her arms and hands also were affected. She defied medical advice and continued to ride but needed help to get on and off the horses.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby angeldeb82 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:25 pm

Former First Feline Socks the Cat just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday morning. The poor furbaby had to be put to sleep after a battle with an incurable cancer of the jaw. So sad. :cartmansad:

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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby BRMBug » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:47 am

Aw, poor Ki-ki. Hell, he was 20. That's 'bout athousan in cat years. My grandparents cats didn't even make it that far.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby BigCamera4892 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:49 am

Larry Miller, the car sales mogul who turned the Utah Jazz Basketball Team into one of the National Basketball Association’s most stable teams, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at his home. He was 64.

The cause was complications of Type 2 diabetes, the team said in a statement announcing his death.

Miller had a heart attack in June 2008, then spent nearly two months in the hospital for complications of diabetes. He was in a wheelchair after his release from the hospital and had his legs amputated six inches below the knee in January.

A tireless worker with a knack for the most minute details, Miller started his career in an auto parts shop, then built a car dealership empire that made him one of Utah’s most recognized and influential people.

“Every citizen in our state feels a little empty today,” Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah said in a statement. “Larry was Utah and Utah was Larry. He inspired many and served countless. We all have been made better by his extraordinary life.”

Miller expanded his realm in 1985 when he bought a 50 percent share of the Jazz as the team appeared on the verge of moving to Miami. Miller bought the rest of the team a year later, declining an offer that would have sent the team to Minnesota.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby angeldeb82 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:25 pm

British actress Wendy Richard, star of Are You Being Served?, passed away today. :(
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby BRMBug » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:13 am

f*ck!
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby AngusMcTavish » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:32 am

angeldeb82 wrote:British actress Wendy Richard, star of Are You Being Served?, passed away today. :(

My girlfriend loved her acting, whether it was comedy (AYBS?) or drama (EastEnders). Big fan, she even has her biography book.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby angeldeb82 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:35 pm

Clarence Swenson, The Wizard of Oz munchkin, went to the heavenly fairyland of Oz two days ago. :cartmansad:
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby Michaeloptv » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:19 am

I pray I am not going to be adding a HUGE name to this thread as early as late tonight....... :( :cartmancry:

For now, lets just say he is a legend in the entertaiment world.....
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby BRMBug » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:48 am

I heard about that. I'll just be keepin' my fingers crossed for 'em.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby AngusMcTavish » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:03 am

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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby BigCamera4892 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:07 am

AngusMcTavish wrote:Paul Harvey
http://www.abcrn.com/harvey/


I don't remember a time when I would be listening to the radio and Paul Harvey wouldn't come on at some point, either "And now it's time for the NEWS! Page 1" or "And now you know - the rest of the story . . . ."

I can't imagine a world without Paul Harvey. In his own words:

"This is Paul Harvey, Good Day!"

Rest In Peace, my friend from the radio. The whole country misses you. :(

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EDIT: NEW OBITUARY:

Jay Meyer, the last Grim Grinning Ghost/Singing Bust from the Disneyland

Haunted Mansion cemetery, passed away back on January 18, 2009.

Jay is

forever immortalized in every Disney park around the world as one of five

singing busts in the Haunted Mansion attraction. His solo in the song “Grim

Grinning Ghosts” is “Starts to shriek!” The quintet who sang the tune by

Buddy Baker & X Atencio were Thurl Ravenscroft, Bob Ebright, Verne Rowe,

Jay Meyer, and Chuck Schroeder; known as The Mellow Men, they recorded

it on February 14, 1969. 

Jay also appeared on the TV shows of Ed Sullivan,

Danny Kaye, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby. He sang in the chorus of many

films, including “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “The

Sound of Music,” and “Mary Poppins” (The “Step In Time” number). Jay

started as a 3 week replacement with the Golden Horseshoe in 1972 and

stayed on for 14 years! In 2007, during the filming of a special on Fulton

Burley (with other Disney legends Katherine Beaumont, Wally Boag, Dana

Daniels, and The Sherman Brothers), Jay was led up to the podium to sing

“Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral” (which he always performed at The Horseshoe) and

brought the house down; it was the last time he would ever sing in public.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby angeldeb82 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:00 pm

Man, you beat me to that!

And yes, it's very sad indeed. :cartmansad:
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby angeldeb82 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:53 pm

Still the same as it ever was.
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Re: Celebrity Death Thread 2009

Postby angeldeb82 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:02 pm

Horton Foote, playwright of To Kill a Mockingbird, passed away yesterday afternoon. :cartmansad:

Also, Charlie Chaplin's son Sydney passed away two days ago. :(

Well, isn't anyone responding?
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