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    Virginia State Senator, Ben Chafin, age 60, passes on 1/1/21 from COVID-19.


    “I knew Ben as a lawmaker, an attorney, a banker, and a farmer raising beef cattle in Moccasin Valley, working the land just as generations of his family had done before him,” Gov. Ralph Northam said. “He loved the outdoors, and he loved serving people even more.”

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    Basketball HOF Member Paul Westphal, Age 70

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    Tanya Roberts. She was ridiculously good looking.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...024300447.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Tanya Roberts. She was ridiculously good looking.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...024300447.html
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and later played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom “That ’70s Show,” has been hospitalized after falling at her home. The actor had mistakenly been reported dead by her publicist earlier Monday.

    Roberts' publicist Mike Pingel later told The Associated Press Monday afternoon that Roberts, 65, was still alive as of 10 a.m. PST but was in a poor condition. He had said earlier Monday that Roberts collapsed in her home on Dec. 24 and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was believed to have died on Sunday.
    Looks like she needs to hire a new publicist. . .

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    Gerry Marsden, whose band Gerry and the Pacemakers proved to be formidable rivals to the Beatles in the early Liverpool rock scene of the 1960s, scoring smash hits like “Ferry Cross the Mersey,” “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” died on Sunday in the Liverpool area. He was 78.

    His death, at Arrowe Park Hospital in the Merseyside metropolitan area, was confirmed by his family in a statement. British news outlets said the cause was a heart infection.

    Gerry and the Pacemakers were the second band signed by the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, but they earned a No. 1 single on the official United Kingdom singles chart before the Beatles ever did, accomplishing that feat in 1963 with their debut single, “How Do You Do It.” It beat the Beatles’ maiden chart-topper, “From Me to You,” by three weeks.

    The Pacemakers’ next two singles, “I Like It” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” followed suit, making them the first act to summit the U.K. singles chart with their first three releases. They held that record for two decades, until another Liverpool band, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, matched it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Tanya Roberts. She was ridiculously good looking.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...024300447.html
    Like Tom Petty, initial reports of death were premature by a day. But it is now official.

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    Neil Sheehan, the Vietnam War correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times, leading the government for the first time in American history to get a judge to block publication of an article on grounds of national security, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 84.

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    Binging Chick tonight.

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    Brayden Smith, age 24. The Las Vegas native was a 5 time-champion on Jeopardy and was featured in some of the last episodes hosted by Alex Trebek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Brayden Smith, age 24. The Las Vegas native was a 5 time-champion on Jeopardy and was featured in some of the last episodes hosted by Alex Trebek.
    We liked watching him. He reminded me of the guy in The Good Doctor.

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    Hilton Valentine, the Animals Founding Guitarist, Dead at 77

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted musician played classic opening for “The House of the Rising Sun”

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    Rush Limbaugh, radio & TV personality, age 70.

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    You may not recognize the name but you surely have heard lots of his work. An important figure in music.

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    Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, dies at 90

    On July 20, 1969, eight years after President John F. Kennedy pledged to land a man on the lunar surface and return him safely to Earth, astronaut Michael Collins sat alone in the command module Columbia. He was floating 60 miles above what he later called the “withered, sun-seared peach pit” of the moon...


    Mr. Collins went on to become an eloquent advocate for space exploration, in his many books and as founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington. He was an inductee of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, among other honors. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1982 at the rank of major general....

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    Johnny Crawford, Young Star of 'The Rifleman,' Dies at 75.

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    But we don't play nobody.

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    Three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser dies at 87

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    New Jack died! He was the most insane wrestler ever.

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    Charles Grodin, Star of ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ ‘Midnight Run,’ Dies at 86

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    Had no idea he was that old. My kids wore out the "Beethoven" tapes back in the day.
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    I've been trying to track down a DVD of "Clifford" ever since school became virtual and my oldest unfortunately brought the school issued recorder home. In his red plaid PJs he bore a striking resemblance to Martin Short as a 10 year old.

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    Paul Mooney

    Paul Mooney, the actor-comedian famous for starring on "Chappelle's Show" and "Bamboozled," has died at 79
    The comedian was from Shreveport, Louisiana, and got his start as a writer for Richard Pryor. He went on to write for the sketch hit "In Living Color" and often appeared in skits on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central show.
    He played Sam Cooke in 1978's "The Buddy Holly Story" and appeared in Spike Lee's 2000 movie "Bamboozled."
    Bring back the OCC

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    Bill Freehan. Eleven time all-star catcher for the Tigers. Belongs in the Hall of Fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Bill Freehan. Eleven time all-star catcher for the Tigers. Belongs in the Hall of Fame.
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/jaws_C.shtml



    (in this instance, ranked by WAR)
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