RIP....The Official Dead Thread

Mad Slanted Powers

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May 20, 2002
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Harlem Globetrotter Curly Neal, at 77 (you'd recognize him from his bald head).
That’s the era of the Harlem Globetrotters that I remember. Curly, Meadowlark Lemon, and Geese Ausbie are the names I remember from seeing them on ABC’s Wide World of Sports back in the 70’s. We even had a Harlem Globetrotters board game with the cartoon versions of them on the board.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Aug 16, 2001
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I don't know if this is appropriate, but lately we all know why so many notable people would be listed here... :cry:
Musicians:
- Bill Withers (81), Ellis Marsalis (85), Adam Schlesinger (52), Buckey Pizzarelli (94), Joe Diffie (61)
Performers:
- Andrew Jack (76), Ken Shimura (70)
 

Maradona

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Jun 25, 2007
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WWF/E Hall of Fame announcer Howard Finkel, 69. His voice is iconic. I can still vividly hear his voice after the classic "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat match at Wrestlemania III "...and NEEEEEWWWWWW Intercontinental Champion."
 

JediTricks

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Aug 14, 2001
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Cinematographer Allen Daviau, 77, whose name you might not know but he shot Spielberg's Amblin, E.T., Temple of Doom, The Color Purple, and Empire of the Sun, and for other directors, Spielberg's and Joe Dantes' segments in Twilight Zone: The Movie, Harry and the Hendersons, The Falcon and the Snowman, Defending Your Life, Bugsy, Congo, Van Helsing, and a few more.
 

Maradona

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Jun 25, 2007
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Hector Garrido, 93, artist for various book covers but probably most known to the action figure community for his artwork on GI Joe:A Real American Hero packaging in the 1980s.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Aug 16, 2001
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I did not even realize that the wife of my namesake, Joseph Campbell, was still living. Jean Erdman, a world-famous dancer and choreographer, passed away yesterday (as the Campbell Foundation mentioned, on SW Day) at 104.
 
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Mad Slanted Powers

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Hugely influential Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider, 73.
I just came here to mention that. I’ve enjoyed their music for a long time. I was just looking them up tonight when I came across the news. There is a thing going around on Facebook where people are sharing the albums that influenced their musical taste, and I as going to post Radioactivity. Not my favorite Kraftwerk album, but I recall hearing “Antenna” and it was like nothing I had heard before.
 
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