RIP....The Official Dead Thread

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Lex Luthor's henchman Otis and Rudy's dad, Ned Beatty at 83.
Mr. Lu-thor! Mr. Lu-thor!

When I was in college, I attended a charity event where Mr. Beatty was also at. It wasn't too long after I'd seen Deliverance for the first time. When Mr. Beatty entered the room, I had to leave because I started to laugh uncontrollably. It was because of the infamous scene.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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College football coach Bobby Bowden at 91, actress Markie Post at 70, son of the aviator Jon Lindbergh at 88, Kool & the Gang founder saxophone player Dennis Thomas at 70; even a famous owl in Central Park, "Barry." That was quite a group of them this weekend. :(
[edit] And NHL Hall of Famer Tony Esposito at 78.
 
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TV weatherman (and the original Ronald McDonald) Willard Scott at 87, Pittsburgh Steelers announcer and former offensive lineman Tunch Ilkin at 63 (one year longer than his jersey number of 62) after an ALS diagnosis.
 

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Colin Luther Powell, at 84; hard to label who he was/what he did over all those years in the military and government. I'll need to add one of his books to my to-read list.

[edit: 10/24] Actor Peter Scolari, at 66.
 
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Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, at 91.

[edit: 12/12] Politician and military honoree Bob Dole, at 98. Author Anne Rice, at 80. Musician Vicente Fernandez, at 81.
[edit: 12/17] Writer bell hooks, at 69.
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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Man! This has been a tough end-of-year time: TV legend Betty White at 99, NBA HOF player Sam Jones at 88, NFL coach and player Dan Reeves at 77, and today paleontologist Richard Leakey also at 77.

[edit: 1/8] And now add actor Sidney Poitier, at 94.
[edit: 1/9] Two more actors: Bob Saget at 65, and Dwayne Hickman at 87.
 
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