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Author Topic: Departed Cultural Icons 2020  (Read 8888 times)
Mercury Wells
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« Reply #175 on: December 02, 2020, 11:38:35 pm »

Pat Patterson, first openly gay professional wrestler, dies aged 79
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Oh...my old war wound? I got that at The Battle of Dorking. Very nasty affair that was, I can tell you.

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« Reply #176 on: December 08, 2020, 08:58:32 am »

Charles Elwood Yeager, aka Chuck Yeager passed away at the age of 97 on December 7.
In 1947, he became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.


Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier -- X-1 -- 1947
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« Reply #177 on: December 10, 2020, 06:43:40 pm »

The comic artist and fantasy illustrator Richard Corben has died. He created the character Den, who was featured in one of the segments of the film Heavy Metal; the one where the nerd gets teleported to another world and becomes a barbarian hero. The magic "Loc Nar" that linked all the segments in the film was also Corben's creation, and was part of the lore from the Den comics.
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« Reply #178 on: December 17, 2020, 09:47:18 pm »

Jeremy Bulloch.
The original Boba Fett.
R.I.P.
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« Reply #179 on: December 17, 2020, 10:23:44 pm »

Just as his character was enjoying a surge of popularity. He was always in good cheer at public appearances.
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #180 on: December 28, 2020, 05:56:34 pm »

Martin Lambie-Nairn: Designer behind famous BBC and Channel 4 'idents' dies.
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« Reply #181 on: December 29, 2020, 04:07:08 pm »

Armando Manzanero (Manzanero-Canché) RIP 7 December 1935 – 28 December 2020.

A famous Mexican composer and pianist of Mayan descent he specialized in romantic melodies of the Postwar Era. Manzanero composed more than four hundred songs, fifty of which have given him international fame. His work has been performed by singers such as Tito Rodriguez, Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Raquel Bitton, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Laura Pausini, Alejandro Fernández, Perry Como, Luis Miguel, Franck Pourcel, Paul Mauriat, Ray Conniff, María Martha Serra Lima, Mina, Claudio Nicoletti, Raphael, Roberto Carlos, Christina Aguilera, Manoella Torres, Marco Antonio Muñiz, Angelica Maria, José José, Tania Libertad, Lucero, Cristian Castro, and Il Divo, Carmen París, as well as with pianist Raúl di Blasio and others.

In 1970, his song "Somos Novios" was reissued with new lyrics by Sid Wayne, composer for Elvis Presley. The English version, "It's Impossible", was performed by Perry Como and was nominated for a Grammy. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the United States in 2014.

Manzanero died due to complications after falling ill with Covid-19.

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« Reply #182 on: December 31, 2020, 09:10:37 am »

Dawn Wells, actress. Age 82.
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« Reply #183 on: December 31, 2020, 10:27:48 am »

Dawn Wells, actress. Age 82.

Dawn Wells played "Mary Ann" in Gilligan's Island. She passed away at age 82 after becoming ill with Covid 19.
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« Reply #184 on: December 31, 2020, 09:37:19 pm »

Hey everyone! You only have a few hours left to die in 2020!
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« Reply #185 on: December 31, 2020, 09:58:08 pm »

Dawn Wells, actress. Age 82.

Dawn Wells played "Mary Ann" in Gilligan's Island. She passed away at age 82 after becoming ill with Covid 19.

I recall an article or discussion among a bunch of guys about who they prefer: Ginger or Mary Ann.
About 90% of them said (and I'm paraphrasing): "Ginger for the night, Mary Ann for the long haul."
Pretty funny, but at least most of them got it right.  Wink   
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« Reply #186 on: December 31, 2020, 11:38:36 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50970573
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« Reply #187 on: January 01, 2021, 12:34:26 pm »


There's always a long list but somehow it seems more poignant this year.
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