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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:10 pm

RIP D L Menard, one of greatest Cajun musicians @ 85 years old.

The Back Door, a million seller: https://youtu.be/nf0he709d1k
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:57 am

Charlie Gard 2016-17 RIP. "Just one week shy of his first birthday, Charlie died in hospice, as mandated by courts which rejected the parents' wishes to take their son home to die with his family." Heath care, nyet. Control, да.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/19111/bab ... stigiacomo
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Glen Campbell, 81 from Alzheimer's . Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album.

Gentle on My Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETkzK9pXMio
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:07 am

Penny Chenery, 95, owner/breeder of the greatest racehorse of all time, Secretariat. Won the last leg of the triple crown (1973), the Belmont Stakes, by 31 lengths. A record that still stands.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/2017/09/ ... ge-95.html

The Belmont video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_27cCW5bw
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby KG on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:17 am

Bobby The Brain Heenan!

RIP 73. Long battle with throat cancer.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby KG on Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:51 am

Tom Petty!

Love me some Traveling Wilbury's
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Southern Fan on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:12 am

Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader dead at 62 of cancer

He came back near the end of last season. I think he did a pens national game.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby lemieuxReturns on Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:22 am

Comedian Ralphie May
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:11 am

Connie Hawkins, professional basketball player. He played for the Pittsburgh Rens (huh?) of the ABL, Pittsburgh Pipers (ABA), the Harlem Globetrotters and later for Phoenix Suns, Lakers and Hawks of the NBA. He was initially banned from NBA due to being falsely accused of point shaving at the University of Iowa. Was the precursor to Dr. J's style on the hardwood. Develop the hesitation hook shot.

Note: "Pittsburgh-based attorneys David and Roslyn Litman filed an anti-trust lawsuit in November 1966 on Hawkins’ behalf against the NBA for its ban on their client" (via Post Gazette).
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby pronovost19 on Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:59 am

David Ogden Stiers aka Major Charles Emerson Winchester III
He always seemed to pull off the "stuffy" characters very well.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:12 pm

Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestler, at 82. To us old timers, Bruno was an absolute legend in Pittsburgh. How strong was he?

"In his prime, Sammartino weighed 270 pounds and bench pressed 565 pounds. At a gym in New York, he wowed onlookers by benching 338 pounds an astonishing 38 times in a row. "

http://triblive.com/sports/nationworlds ... dies-at-82
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ville5 on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Humperdink wrote:Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestler, at 82. To us old timers, Bruno was an absolute legend in Pittsburgh. How strong was he?

"In his prime, Sammartino weighed 270 pounds and bench pressed 565 pounds. At a gym in New York, he wowed onlookers by benching 338 pounds an astonishing 38 times in a row. "

http://triblive.com/sports/nationworlds ... dies-at-82

Was it Bob Backlund who turned villain and had an ongoing feud with Bruno? RIP
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Humperdink on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:18 am

ville5 wrote:
Humperdink wrote:Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestler, at 82. To us old timers, Bruno was an absolute legend in Pittsburgh. How strong was he?

"In his prime, Sammartino weighed 270 pounds and bench pressed 565 pounds. At a gym in New York, he wowed onlookers by benching 338 pounds an astonishing 38 times in a row. "

http://triblive.com/sports/nationworlds ... dies-at-82

Was it Bob Backlund who turned villain and had an ongoing feud with Bruno? RIP


As I recall, there was no love lost between (Reginald) Crusher Lisowski and Bruno.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby stonewizard51 on Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:30 pm

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Badger Bob on Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:48 am

This is a few days old, but R.I.P. Bruce Kison:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/m ... 671150002/


EDIT: I see this was covered in the Pirates thread already.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby KG on Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:51 pm

Vinnie Paul. Drummer of Pantera! RIP
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