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#1 Bezalel

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 08:40 AM

Tragically, those touched by fame have not been shown to be any more resistant to death than the rest of us. As a consequence, a number of such individuals have succumbed lately. This thread may serve for those who wish to recognize the passing of such notables, post some thoughts, etc.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009:

Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97

U.K. comedy actress Mollie Sugden dies at 86

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:54 AM

Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93
http://www.washingto...9070601197.html

He's not a celebrity, but his death is important to note. Maybe you could change the thread title to "Notable Deaths" or something like that.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:21 AM

Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93
http://www.washingto...9070601197.html

He's not a celebrity, but his death is important to note. Maybe you could change the thread title to "Notable Deaths" or something like that.


Glad he was able to do a major documentary and share his side before his passing.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:28 PM

http://topics.nytime...?inline=nyt-per

Walter Cronkite, 92

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:39 AM

"Whither you go?" - to a place of dust, worms and maggots; "and before Whom will you give justification and reckoning?" - before the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One, Blessed is He.


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:44 PM

Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes,* 78

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:57 PM

Tragically, famous people have not been shown to be any more resistant to death than the rest of us. As a consequence, a number have succumbed lately. This thread may serve for those who wish to recognize the passing of a well-known person, post some thoughts, etc.

I really enjoyed this OP.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:11 PM

I really enjoyed this OP.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:46 PM

Gidget, a diminutive actress loved by millions, passed away on July 21, 2009, at the age of 15. :bigcry:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:19 AM

Choreographer Merce Cunningham, 90

http://www.washingto...9072701082.html

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:44 PM

Corazon Aquino, Ex-Leader of Philippines, 76

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:51 PM

Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront screenwriter, 95

http://artsbeat.blog...-dies-at-95/?hp

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:30 PM

John Hughes, 59, writer/director of movies including "Sixteen Candles," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Pretty in Pink," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," "Home Alone," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

http://news.yahoo.co.../us_obit_hughes

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:32 PM

Yup. :(
If not for my attempts to be a "good Christian" (i.e. someone who follows what Jesus taught and not what the Pauline Epistles taught), I doubt I'd be an orthodox Jew right now. Shemmy

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:46 AM

JFKs sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 88

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:38 PM

Les Paul, electric guitar inventor, at age 94:
http://www.newsmax.c.../13/247500.html

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:26 PM

Les Paul, electric guitar inventor, at age 94:
http://news.yahoo.co...s_obit_les_paul


Awesome man. Glad he lived a long life. BDE.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 11:56 AM

Robert Novak, Conservative Columnist, 78

http://www.nytimes.c...19novak.html?hp

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

Robert Novak, Conservative Columnist, 78

http://www.nytimes.c...19novak.html?hp


sad..



(btw he was Jewish.)

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:51 PM

sad..



(btw he was Jewish.)

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