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Title: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 04:38 PM
The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread: (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)

2006:

01/24/06 - Chris Penn....dead at 40 RIP (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1639394&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1639394&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1639394)


2005:

03/07/05 - Debra Hill , Halloween co-writer-producer dead. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1078313&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1078313&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1078313)


2004:

12/26/04 - Reggie White - RIP (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1006454&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1006454)

12/08/04 - Shooting at OH club kills members of Damage Plan (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=993177&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#993177)

10/11/04 - Ken Caminiti passes away (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=945884&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#Post946007945884)

10/11/04 - Christopher Reeve passes away? (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=945779&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=945779&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post945779)

10/04/04 - Janet Leigh passes away at age 77 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=940538&Forum=,,,All_Forums,,,&Words=&Searchpage=2&Limit=25&Main=940538&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post940538).   MARK2D2 was too late. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=940713&Forum=All_Forums&Words=dies&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=940713&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post940713)

09/04/04 - Indian Larry Passes Away RIP (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=916456&Forum=,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=6&Limit=25&Main=916456&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post916456)

06/15/04 - Johnny Ramone Losing Battle With Cancer (updated) (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=849803&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=22&Limit=25&Main=849803&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post849803)

05/12/04 - R&B Artist John Whitehead Shot Dead (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=826940&Forum=,f9,&Words=John%20ritter&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=826940&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post826940)

03/28/04 - Jan Berry of Pop Duo Jan & Dean Dead at 62 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=434600&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=47&Limit=25&Main=434600&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post434600)
     
03/19/04 - MTV Pioneer J.J. Jackson Dead (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=433535&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=52&Limit=25&Main=433535&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post433535)

03/09/04 - Oscar-Nominated Actor Paul Winfield Dies (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=431147&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=59&Limit=25&Main=431147&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post431147)

03/03/04 - Marge Schott Dies at 75 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=429837&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=62&Limit=25&Main=429837&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post429837)

01/27/04 - TV Talk Show Pioneer Jack Paar Dies at 85 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=421988&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=77&Limit=25&Main=421988&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post421988)

01/21/04 - Actor Noble Willingham Dies at 72 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=420273&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=80&Limit=25&Main=420273&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post420273)

01/11/04 - RIP Yinka Dare (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=418733&Forum=,,,f9,,,&Words=dead&Searchpage=3&Limit=25&Main=418733&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post418733)
 
01/09/04 - Earl Hindman passed away last month (Wilson) (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=418366&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=83&Limit=25&Main=418366&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post418366)


2003:

12/13/03 - Movie-Star Whale Keiko Dies in Norway (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=412737&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=92&Limit=25&Main=412737&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post412737)

10/22/03 - Singer Elliott Smith Dead in Apparent LA Suicide ( or was it?? ) (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=401181&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=111&Limit=25&Main=401181&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post401181)

10/22/04 - IRL driver Renna dies from crash (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=401180&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=111&Limit=25&Main=401180&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post401180)

10/19/03 - Road Warrior Hawk.....passed away this morning. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=400152&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=113&Limit=25&Main=400152&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post400152)

09/23/03 - RIP Gordon Jump (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=393981&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=131&Limit=25&Main=393981&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post393981)

09/10/03 - 'Hogan's Heroes' Actor Larry Hovis Dies at 67 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=390953&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=140&Limit=25&Main=390953&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post390953)

08/31/03 - Charles Bronson dies at 81 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=387473&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=152&Limit=25&Main=387473&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post387473)
    
05/28/03 - Another young musician lost to drugs.... (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=358556&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=210&Limit=25&Main=358556&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post358556)

05/15/03 - RIP Robert Stack!!! (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=355677&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=213&Limit=25&Main=355677&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post355677)

04/23/03 - RIP Mary Dorothy Christian. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=348430&Forum=,f9,&Words=June%20Carter&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=348430&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post348430)


2002:

None.



HONORABLE MENTION:

04/01/05 - RIP Pope John Paul  (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1109334&Forum=f9&Words=rest%20in%20peace&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1109334&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1109334)

03/07/05 - Dead Horse (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1078579&Forum=f9&Words=dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1078579&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1078579)

08/16/04 - Pope John Paul near the end of his life. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=901684&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=10&Limit=25&Main=901684&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post901684)

11/27/04 - Stephen King Hospitalized Again... (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=409384&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=99&Limit=25&Main=409384&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post409384)

10/22/04 - Pamela Anderson says she'll be dead in 10 years. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=401222&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=111&Limit=25&Main=401222&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post401222)

10/07/03 - JFK Assassination....your thoughts. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=396874&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=123&Limit=25&Main=396874&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post396874)

09/20/03 - Giants Fan Kills Dodgers Fan, Police Say (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=393443&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=133&Limit=25&Main=393443&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post393443)

09/02/03 - Barry Bonds hospitalized..... (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=387657&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=150&Limit=25&Main=387657&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post387657)

09/02/03 - Steelers' Joey Porter shot outside bar. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=387661&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searchpage=150&Limit=25&Main=387661&Search=true&where=&Name=3429&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post387661)



NOTES:

01/31/06 - Dark Kanos brings word of the death of Coretta Scott King (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1653984&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1653984).

12/26/05 - Obi1kevnobi reports that Vincent Schiavelli (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1583155&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Vincent%20Schiavelli&Searchpage=0&Limit=50&Main=1583155&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1583155) is gone.

12/16/05 - Dan_K tells us that John Spencer (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1566062&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1566062&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1566062) of West Wing fame had died.

12/10/05 - Habs98 reports that Richard Pryor (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1554238&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1554238&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1554238) has died at age 65.

11/25/05 - Pat Morita (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1527179&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1527179&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1527179) is dead according to DarthVice.

11/03/05 - CaptainAlex reports that John Hollis (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1489139&Forum=All_Forums&Words=john%20vernon&Searchpage=0&Limit=150&Main=1489139&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=1#Post1489139) of Lobot fame has died.

10/25/05 - William Hootkins (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1470730&Forum=f9&Words=dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1470730&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1470730), better known as Porkins, is dead according to DarthVice. 

10/25/05 - According to Lady Jaye, Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1469914&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1469914&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1469914) is dead at 92.

09/26/05 - Late breaking news from Darth Wormie; Don Adams (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1417559&Forum=f9&Words=dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1417559&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1417559), 'Agent 86' of 'Get Smart' fame is dead.

09/21/05 - BobaDEC brings word of the said death of Hockey (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1409116&Forum=f9&Words=death&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1409116&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1409116).

09/15/05 - Oscar winning director Robert Wise (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1400332&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1400332&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1400332) (no relation to Phil) is dead according to Dan_Cziraky.

09/06/05 - Darth Wormie reports that Bob Denver (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1384989&Forum=f9&Words=dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1384989&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1384989) has finally gotten off the island.

08/23/05 - Dan_Cziraky reports that Brock Peters (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1363289&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1363289&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1363289), radio's Darth Vader, is dead.

08/07/05 - The Sports Betting Warlord brings word that Peter Jennings (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1336773&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1336773&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1336773) has just died of lung cancer.

07/20/05 - Dustin tells us that James Doohan (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1300817&Forum=f9&Words=Dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1300817&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1300817), 'Star Trek's' Scotty, dead at 85.

07/08/05 - LandoGriffin reminds us that Mitch Hedberg (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1277187&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1277187&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1277187) died months ago.

07/01/05 - Lady Jaye reports that Luther Vandross (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1265065&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1265065&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1265065) is gone.

06/07/05 - Lady Jaye says that Oscar winning actress Anne Bancroft (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1223181&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1223181&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1223181) has died.

05/18/05 - DARTH_ANUBIS brings word of the death of classic Riddler Frank Gorshin (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1186782&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1186782&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1186782).

04/02/05 - Lady Jaye weeps for the late Pope John Paul II. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1112013&Forum=f9&Words=rest%20in%20peace&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1112013&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1112013)

04/01/05 - Matt Fury brings word of the death of Karol Jozef Wojtyla (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1109327&Forum=f9&Words=John%20Vernon&Searchpage=0&Limit=50&Main=1109327&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1109327) then the thread is locked.

03/29/05 - I reported the sad passing of Johnnie Cochran (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1104952&Forum=All_Forums&Words=johnny%20cochran&Searchpage=0&Limit=50&Main=1104952&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1104952).

03/09/05 - JJKS says that mega famous country singer Chris LeDoux (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1080872&Forum=All_Forums&Words=chris%20ledoux&Searchpage=0&Limit=50&Main=1080872&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1080872) has died.

02/20/05 - Webster reports that singer Sandra Dee (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1064213&Forum=f9&Words=dead&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1064213&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1064213) is also dead.

02/20/05 - Webster first reports that Hunter S. Thompson (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1064189&Forum=f9&Words=Hunter&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1064189&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1064189) has committed suicide.

02/15/05 - Frank the Tumor (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1104952&Forum=All_Forums&Words=johnny%20cochran&Searchpage=0&Limit=50&Main=1104952&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1104952) is dead according to Lady Jaye.

01/29/05 - Lady Jaye also brings late word of the 2001 death of Thuy Trang (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1038785&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1038785&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1038785), the yellow Power Ranger.

01/23/05 - CaptainAlex declares Johnny Carson (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1032526&Forum=f9&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=75&Main=1032526&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1032526) dead.

01/14/05 - I brought word of the death of Indiana Jones nemesis Amish Puri (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1024287&Forum=All_Forums&Words=puri&Searchpage=0&Limit=50&Main=1024287&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1024287).

01/04/05 - Ray_N_Quiet_Rob brings word that legendary comics and graphic novel artist and writer Will Eisner (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1013798&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1013798) has passed.

12/29/04 - DarthWormie reports that Jerry Orbach (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1008660&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&PHPSESSID=) has died.

12/28/04 - Since no one else would, I personally delivered the sad news that Susan Sontag (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1007884&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1007884) has passed away.

12/07/04 - Erethorn brings word of the untimely death of Romanian rock star Teo Peter. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=991950&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#991950)

11/13/04 - The_Real_Jon brings word of the death of Old Dirty Bastard. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=973631&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#973631)

11/10/04 - Inigo_Montoya reports that Yasser Arafat (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=971423&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&PHPSESSID=) has finally died.  That thread was deleted.

11/07/04 - Captmiloman gets there first again in posting the death of comedian Vaughn Meader. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=968138&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#968138)

11/02/04 - The death of Theo Van Gogh (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=965501&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&PHPSESSID=) was brought to us by Herbert Ackermans.

10/26/04 - Robert Merrill's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=958429&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Robert%20Merrill&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=958429&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post958429) death - brought to you by JJKS.

10/26/04 - Xander is the first to post the passing of John Peel (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=958372&Forum=f9&Words=John%20Peel&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=958372&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=0&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post958372).

10/05/04 - Ray and Quiet Rob is the first to tell us of the passing of Rodney Dangerfield (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=941943&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Rodney%20Dangerfield&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=941943&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=0&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post941943).

09/16/04 - Lady Jaye gets to the death of Johnny Ramone (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=925182&Forum=f9&Words=John%20ritter&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=925182&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post925182) first.

08/29/04 - Captmiloman tells of the death of Laura Branigan. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=911851&Forum=All_Forums&Words=died&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=911851&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post911851)

08/20/04 - Durge brings us news of Elmer Berstein's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=904687&Forum=All_Forums&Words=julia%20child&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=904687&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post904687) passing.

08/13/04 - Julia Child (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=900034&Forum=All_Forums&Words=julia%20child&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=900034&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post900034) is reported deceased by Red_Butcher, is D.B.B. in a slump?

08/09/04 - I was the first to report on the death of Fay Wray (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=895941&Forum=f9&Words=fay%20wray&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=895941&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=0&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post895941), mostly out of spite.

08/06/04 - Darthwormie continues his dominance with the news of Rick James' (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=893754&Forum=f9&Words=rick&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=893754&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post893754) passing.

07/22/04 - Darkanos reports that award winning composer Jerry Goldsmith (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=876842&Forum=All_Forums&Words=dies&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=876842&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post876842) has died.  Bigdumbwookie was too late. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=876842&Forum=All_Forums&Words=dies&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=876842&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post876842)

07/02/04 - Darthwormie, quick to the punch brought us the news of Marlon Brando's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=861002&Forum=f9&Words=marlon%20brando&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=861002&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post861002) passing.

06/10/04 - DarthWormie reported on Ray Charles' (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=846422&Forum=f9&Words=Ray%20Charles&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=846422&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post846422) death before D.B.B. could get to it.

04/24/04 - Chris M brings news of the friendly fire death of Arizona Cardinals Safety Pat Tillman. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=438035&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words=killed&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=438035&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post438035)

04/12/04 - JoshEEE reports that Weird Al's parents Nick and Mary Yankovic (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=436412&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words=killed&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=436412&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post436412) died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

04/05/04 - Darth Pickles also brought us the sad news of the passing of Smileyfaceguy (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=435958&Forum=f9&Words=smileyfaceguy&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=435958&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post435958).  :)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)

03/09/04 - Chewbacca tells us that son of Ted Williams, John Henry Williams (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=430556&Forum=,f9,&Words=john%20ritter&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=430556&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post430556) has died.

03/09/04 - DarthPickles was too fast on Robert Pastorelli (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=431227&Forum=f9&Words=Robert%20Pastorelli&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=431227&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post431227).

01/23/04 - OCB was lightning quick on the draw on news of Captain Kangaroo's death (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=420930&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Kangaroo&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=420930&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post420930).

11/24/03 - Kris brings us news of the death of famous albino gorilla Snowflake (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=408464&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words=dies&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=408464&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post408464) has died.

11/23/03 - Captmiloman brings us news of the death of John Ritter's mother, Dorthy Fay (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=408455&Forum=,,f9,,&Words=john%20ritter&Searchpage=2&Limit=25&Main=408455&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post408455).

11/21/03 - AGMB reported on the death Jonathan Brandis (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=408008&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Brandis&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=408008&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post408008).

11/19/03 - Old_Cocky reports on the death of ... Sonic Death (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=407635&Forum=,,f9,,&Words=Sonic%20Death&Searchpage=2&Limit=25&Main=407635&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post407635).

11/11/03 - Sonic Death first reports on the death of Art Carney (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=406018&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Art%20Carney&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=406018&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post406018).

10/27/03 - Carpeteria got to Rod Roddy (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=402620&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Rod%20Roddy&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=402620&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post402620) first.  Chewbacca was too late. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=402951&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Rod%20Roddy&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=402951&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post402951)

10/22/03 - After initially crying-wolf, Sonic Death informed us of the death of Fred "Rerun" Berry (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=401265&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Fred%20%22Rerun%22%20Berry&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=401265&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post401265).

09/26/03 - Ray and Quiet Rob got to Robert Palmer's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=394390&Forum=f9&Words=Robert%20Pastorelli&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=394390&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post394390) death first.

09/13/03 - 187_Maul informs us that it is the 7th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=391658&Forum=,,,All_Forums,,,&Words=died&Searchpage=3&Limit=25&Main=391658&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post391658)

09/12/03 - Imerpialist14 posted news of Johny cash's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=391282&Forum=f9&Words=johny%20cash&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=391282&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post391282) passing first.

09/12/03 - Darth_Epidermis posted John Ritter's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=391238&Forum=,,,f9,,,&Words=john%20ritter&Searchpage=3&Limit=25&Main=391238&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post391238) passing first.

09/08/03 - Warren Zevon's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=390406&Forum=f9&Words=waren%20zevon&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=390406&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post390406) death was first posted by Captmiloman.

08/22/03 - Darth Dooku first brought the sad news of the death of Wesley Willis (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=385597&Forum=f9&Words=wesley%20willis&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=385597&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post385597).

08/10/03 - Force Guy tells us that Gregory Hines (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=382935&Forum=f9&Words=gregory%20pec&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=382935&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post382935) passed on.

07/28/03 - Levotx sends word of the death of Bob Hope (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=377093&Forum=f9&Words=bob%20hope&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=377093&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post377093) at the age of 100.

07/07/03 - Ralph_Wiggum reports that Buddy Epsen (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=370816&Forum=f9&Words=Buddy%20Hackett&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=370816&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post370816), AKA Jed Clampett, has died.

07/04/03 - Darthmatthew brings news of the death of Barry White. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=370232&Forum=,,,,All_Forums,,,,&Words=died&Searchpage=4&Limit=25&Main=370232&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post370232)

06/30/03 - Ray and Quiet Rob gets news of Buddy Hackett's (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=369391&Forum=f9&Words=Buddy%20Hackett&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=369391&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post369391) passing to us first.

06/26/03 - Sprry75 first reports on the death of Strom Thurmond (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=367478&Forum=f9&Words=strom%20thurmond&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=367478&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post367478) - rest his eternal soul...

06/12/03 - Gregory Peck (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=361977&Forum=f9&Words=gregory%20pec&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=361977&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post361977) was first reported by Force Guy.

05/02/03 - Hansolo_506 informs us that WWF Superstar Miss Elizabeth (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=352676&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Elizabeth%20Heulete&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=352676&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post352676) has died.

04/01/03 - Cinemaddiction beat him to Michael Jeter (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=338879&Forum=f9&Words=michael%20jeter&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=338879&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post338879).

03/11/03 - Henrik_Wulff_Rasmussen reported on the death of Ivar Hansen (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=317269&Forum=f9&Words=Ivar%20Hansen&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=317269&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post317269) before D.B.B. knew what hit him.

02/10/03 - JJKS bears the sad news of the passing of Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=305250&Forum=f9&Words=curt%20%20hennig&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=305250&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post305250).

01/19/03 - DSJ creates a thread concerning the death of Richard Crenna (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=299130&Forum=f9&Words=richard%20crenna&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=299130&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post299130).

12/09/02 - Captmiloman lets us know of the death of Roseanne and Angle star Glenn Quinn. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=291442&Forum=,,All_Forums,,&Words=dies&Searchpage=2&Limit=25&Main=291442&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post291442)

11/19/02 - DSJ brings the news of the passing of James Coburn (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=286579&Forum=f9&Words=Rick%20James&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=286579&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post286579).

10/30/02 - Dustin brings word of the untimely death of Jam Master Jay. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=270158&Forum=,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,&Words=killed&Searchpage=7&Limit=25&Main=270158&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post270158)

10/25/02 - Boba_Binks informs us that Richard Harris (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=269582&Forum=f9&Words=richard%20crenna&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=269582&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post269582) has passed away.

09/11/02 - On a day tragic enough for obvious reasons, Spaceman_Spiff brings word that Johnny Unitas (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=260783&Forum=,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,&Words=died&Searchpage=7&Limit=25&Main=260783&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post260783) has died.



Since the vintage community is a separate and superior-in-every-way entity from Wuher's and forum posting location rules don't apply to them, We can add thier duplicate reports here:

VINTAGE

10/11/04 - Vintage collector Jordan_Hembrough reports in the Vintage Mecca that Christopher Reeve (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB1&Number=945895&Forum=All_Forums&Words=dies&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=945895&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post945895) has died.




-------------------------------------------------
Please, if there are any missing entries that you are aware of - feel free to let me know or send me a link and I'll fix it.

We are primarily interested in entries POST September of 2002 as prior to this time there was no D.B.B. at Rebelscum.
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Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 04:42 PM
How about a list of crappy Yahoo.com stories?  And he went 2 for 2 today!

Sadly, you missed one big one that DBB missed:

RIP Ivar Hansen (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=317269&Forum=All_Forums&Words=Ivar&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=317269&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post317269)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 04:44 PM
Ivar Hansen's death has been added to the 'notes' section.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 11, 2004, 04:47 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 04:50 PM
He did manage to get Yinka Dare (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=418733&Forum=,,,f9,,,&Words=dead&Searchpage=3&Limit=25&Main=418733&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post418733)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 04:51 PM
Wow - my search must have been sloppy.

Adding Yinka Dare now.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: jjks on October 11, 2004, 05:36 PM
Any thread that bears witness to Ivar Hansen is automatically fantastic!

That said, I love this thread!!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on October 11, 2004, 05:46 PM
10/27/03 - Carpeteria got to Rod Roddy first.

i got to rod roddy a lot more than that time.

looks like wormie also got both rick james and marlon brando, on 8/6/04 and 7/02/04 respectively.

Red_Butcher got the scoop on julia child, 8/13/04.

sonic_death dished the dirt on art carney on 11/11/03 as well as fred "rerun" berry on 10/22/03

you got fay wray on 8/9/04.

AGMB reported on jonathan brandis on 11/21/03


there are many more. it's slow for me too.



and let's not forget this thread:

the non-dead of 2003 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=421049&Forum=f9&Words=2003&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=421049&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=5156&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post421049)

so far, all mentioned still stand in 2004.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 06:05 PM
The non-dead of 2003 was one of my favorite threads of 2003, thanks for the memories :)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost of Virex on October 11, 2004, 06:24 PM
What about me? :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on October 11, 2004, 06:27 PM
The non-dead of 2003 was one of my favorite threads of 2003, thanks for the memories :)

yeah, we tried. indeed we tried.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost of Virex on October 11, 2004, 06:29 PM
I Died Too! (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=407635&Forum=,,f9,,&Words=Sonic%20Death&Searchpage=2&Limit=25&Main=407635&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post407635)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 06:30 PM
What about me? :'(

Until someone at Rebelscum reports about your death - it cannot be added to the list, preferably someone sends the news to bloody-disgusting, from which you know who will find it and report it.

Carpeteria, your keen eye has been most helpful - list updated.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost of Virex on October 11, 2004, 06:32 PM
Check the Link Above and Avenge!  Avenge my death, Bastards!

Oh, and Texas Sucks!

Banning users like I have recently has nothing to do with the number of mods. It has everything to do with the way some members act and I have a growing impatience with it. It isn't good enough to be nice some of the time. It isn't good enough that some members aren't offended when others do things that are not respectful of other members. All members must be nice all of the time. If you can't post nice, don't post. Two wrongs don't make a right and you can never use the actions of another member to justify your actions. That's all pretty basic stuff and I expect you all think you are above hearing this, but frankly, a quick read of this thread indicates to me some of you don't get it.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 06:34 PM
I didn't realize that was a link.

I think we can add you to the 'honorable mention' section, but since you're not a celebrity *(unless you can provide evidence of said celebrity) we can't add you to the main list.


EDIT:  Honorable mention is only for reports made by D.B.B. - so Sonic Death is now part of the list of reports by people other that the man himself...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: stormie on October 11, 2004, 06:41 PM
Where's the love for Rodney Dangerfield? Whomever reported it...
 ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on October 11, 2004, 07:00 PM

Carpeteria, your keen eye has been most helpful - list updated.


sure thing. but you missed rerun. and it's marlOn brando. unlike the fish.


here's some more fun with death:

looks like ray_n_quiet_bob got rodney dangerfield on 10/5/04

he also got buddy hackett on 6/30/03

sprry75 picked up on the deceased strom thurmond - 6/26/03

JJKS was keen on Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig's death, 2/10/03

DSJ had Richard Crenna on 1/19/03 and James Coburn on 11/19/02




Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 11, 2004, 07:12 PM
DSJ had Richard Crenna on 1/19/03 and James Coburn on 11/19/02

 :-*
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 08:31 PM

Carpeteria, your keen eye has been most helpful - list updated.


sure thing. but you missed rerun. and it's marlOn brando. unlike the fish.


here's some more fun with death:

looks like ray_n_quiet_bob got rodney dangerfield on 10/5/04

he also got buddy hackett on 6/30/03

sprry75 picked up on the deceased strom thurmond - 6/26/03

JJKS was keen on Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig's death, 2/10/03

DSJ had Richard Crenna on 1/19/03 and James Coburn on 11/19/02






More great work.  I'll get these added in the morning.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on October 11, 2004, 08:39 PM
More great work.  I'll get these added in the morning.

searching for the word "dead" never got me so many accolades.

i look forward to your update.

let's keep death alive.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2004, 09:06 PM
See, there was my fault in this whole thing.

I just browsed through all of DBB's posts stopping to check any post that didn't start with "Re:"

As I went I noticed a few that were various R.I.P. or so-and-so passed away threads and those were the ones that made the NOTES section - admittedly it was not a complete way of doing it.

No worries though, excellent detective work here will plug up all the gaps.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on October 11, 2004, 11:44 PM
well, for future detective reference, a search for "RIP" in a title or body comes up with a great deal of nothin'. i suppose it's because they're just letters and too many have "r" "i" or "p"? or perhaps it's the famous reliability of the RS search engine acting up.

in either case, i think we've about exhausted the death threads.

now for fun, see how many i brought up rod roddy in.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 11:48 PM
Sad about Rod, really, but its cool his memory lives on through you and others in the forums both here and PriceIsRightDefender.com or RebelRoddy.com. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 12, 2004, 10:20 AM
Yep - but the real fun begins when the next celebrity dies and we get to see if DBB was the first to post it.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 12, 2004, 10:40 AM

Carpeteria, your keen eye has been most helpful - list updated.


sure thing. but you missed rerun. and it's marlOn brando. unlike the fish.


here's some more fun with death:

looks like ray_n_quiet_bob got rodney dangerfield on 10/5/04

he also got buddy hackett on 6/30/03

sprry75 picked up on the deceased strom thurmond - 6/26/03

JJKS was keen on Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig's death, 2/10/03

DSJ had Richard Crenna on 1/19/03 and James Coburn on 11/19/02


These changes have been made, but I need more info on the Rerun passing to make an entry.  I need a link of D.B.B. got to it first, a date and the poster if it was someone else.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on October 12, 2004, 12:08 PM
These changes have been made, but I need more info on the Rerun passing to make an entry.  I need a link of D.B.B. got to it first, a date and the poster if it was someone else.

i told ya already, mack:

Quote from: Carpeteria
sonic_death dished the dirt on art carney on 11/11/03 as well as fred "rerun" berry on 10/22/03

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 12, 2004, 12:39 PM
Oops.

Got it.

Current score:

Darth Big Boy - 29
Everyone Else - 26
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on October 13, 2004, 12:00 AM
damn, i can't wait for someone else to die. the stakes are gettin' hot around here.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 13, 2004, 12:31 AM
We could take bets....  bets not only on who dies next, but whether or not DBB gets to it first.

Of course, anyone involved in the betting would be exempt from participating in posting the death news first.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on October 13, 2004, 10:10 AM
I'll guess...

Betty White

(http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/G/htmlG/goldengirls/goldengirlsIMAGE/goldengirls.jpg)

I'll say he gets it first too
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 13, 2004, 10:27 AM
Yeah.  While every now and then he gets to the big ones first.  His strength seems to lie in finding more obscure celebrities and bringing us the news of their untimely deaths.

Betty White is a good guess...

I'll go with Abe Vigoda.

(http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/lenin/abevigoda.jpg)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on October 13, 2004, 12:32 PM
i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it will be iron chef chen kenichi:

(http://www.foodtv.ca/DMM/C/H/Chen_Kenichi_002.jpg)

i love the man, but i think it's his time.

i predict that general windu will snag it in an upset.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Diddly on October 13, 2004, 05:34 PM
You should probably add the trademark DBB single "RIP" with the sad smilyface at the end of the post.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 26, 2004, 11:23 AM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=958372&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#958372

Xander informs us of the death of John Peel - Yoda Boi is quick to share his condolences - for which I'm sure the Peel family is eternally grateful.  DBB is no where to be seen. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: jjks on October 26, 2004, 11:56 AM
Looks like they missed one...good thing I'm hung over at work and caught it due to my inability to get any real work done today. Check out my latest RIP offering...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 26, 2004, 12:23 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 28, 2004, 04:26 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=960310&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#960310

Reported by Wookie_ - Yasser Arafat is dying.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on October 28, 2004, 05:08 PM
That seems like cheating

Someone should start a thread like

"Margaret Thatcher...Going to Die"

Someday she will and then that thread can be bumped

You know, someone did that once with Comic Results for Fred "ReRun" Berry
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on October 28, 2004, 05:18 PM
You know, someone did that once with Comic Results for Fred "ReRun" Berry

Yeah but he's dead now too so we all know how that worked out.

I agree though - I'll remove it - from now on predictions or near-death won't get credit.

Of course, once he does die that will be the thread they discuss it in - so whoever posts it first will get credit.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on November 2, 2004, 08:55 PM
Missed Another One (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=964738&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#964738) :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2004, 05:27 PM
Yep - I was just coming in here to add that one...

Athough I find it a lot less funny than some of the celebrity deaths - I'm still disappointed that D.B.B. wasn't first.

Adding now...

I'm also going to take a little while this afternoon to add links to the bold names of the threads started by others - in the interest of making this a true archive of celebrity passing.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2004, 05:46 PM
Searching for the links I found another one.

8/20/04 - Durge reported on Elmer Bernstein's passing.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't in the list until now.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2004, 06:35 PM
whoo hoo!  Found another one from the D.B.B. himself - R&B Artist John Whitehead Shot Dead - added.

Also added Johnny Ramone - posted first by lady jaye.

Also added John Henry Williams, son of Ted Williams - brought to you by Chewbacca.

Also added Buddy Ebsen - reported by Ralph_Wiggum.

Also added Gregory Hines - shared by Force Guy.

Will finish tomorrow.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: JediMAC on November 3, 2004, 07:33 PM
...in the interest of making this a true archive of celebrity passing.

What, you mean like this one Rob?

The Official R.I.P. Archive (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5685.0)   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: hansolo_506 on November 3, 2004, 07:44 PM
Has anyone ever mentioned the death of this man's career?
(http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=Ben+Affleck/v=2/SID=e/l=IVI/SIG=128ne24cu/*-http%3A//entwagon.com/celeb/Ben_Affleck/images/thumbs/Ben_Affleck.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2004, 09:26 PM
...in the interest of making this a true archive of celebrity passing.

What, you mean like this one Rob?

The Official R.I.P. Archive (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5685.0)   ;)

 :P

Well, like that one - but better because it is wholly dependent on rebelscum members and hinges on which one posts it first.  I'm starting to think that JD regulars should be excluded from the list for any celebrity deaths they post from here on forward since the fun goes out the window if you know about this thread.

There's also the predominant factor that Darth Big Boy is pulling down about 50% of these - it's really to see whether or not he gets there first.

Superior to that other thread in most ways.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on November 4, 2004, 12:03 AM
agreed - this is far superior. plus it has a pretty list at the beginning of it. pretty.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Jedi Idej on November 4, 2004, 02:22 AM
damn, i can't wait for someone else to die. the stakes are gettin' hot around here.

Great. You just jinxed it. Now no famous person I know of is going to die.  >:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 11:01 AM
All links should be correct now - if you spot an error or a missing one let me know.

Also just added Richard Harris - reported by Boba_Binks.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 11:11 AM
Evidence that DarkKanos reads the Jedi Defender Forums.

Award Winning Composter Jerry Goldsmith dies. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=876842&Forum=All_Forums&Words=dies&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=876842&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post876842).

Added.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 11:15 AM
Famous albino gorilla Keiko added
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 4, 2004, 11:17 AM
Famous albino gorilla Keiko added

I miss Snowflake!   :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 11:32 AM
Oh yes, my bad - Keiko was the famous whale - snowflake was the famous gorilla.



Glenn Quinn added.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 11:55 AM
Just heard that Yassr Arafat has died.

Waiting for someone to report it at rebelscum.

EDIT:  Now the hospital is denying this.  We'll see...

EDIT 2:  Added Bob Hope.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on November 4, 2004, 12:28 PM
(http://www.vnn.vn/dataimages/original/images82930_arafat.jpg)

"I'm Not Quite Dead"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 12:31 PM
It's always exciting when you find another one you missed that was actually from the DBB himself:

04/23/03 - RIP Mary Dorothy Christian. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=348430&Forum=,f9,&Words=June%20Carter&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=348430&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post348430)

Added.

Also added Miss Elizabeth.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on November 4, 2004, 01:02 PM
damn, i can't wait for someone else to die. the stakes are gettin' hot around here.

Great. You just jinxed it. Now no famous person I know of is going to die.  >:(

somehow, with a little bit of magic,  i think another celebrity will die someday. just maybe.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 01:05 PM
Now there are mixed signals coming out of Arafat's hospital - some are saying he's clinically dead - others only saying that 'he's alive'

We might have a 'celebrity' - well, famous person - die today!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on November 4, 2004, 01:10 PM

We might have a 'celebrity' - well, famous person - die today!

i'll go get the hats.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2004, 05:42 PM
Current score:

Darth Big Boy - 31
Everybody Else - 42
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 5, 2004, 12:44 PM
New additions:

Pat Tillman
Weird Al's parents
Jam Master Jay
Laura Branigan
Tupac (7th anniversary thread)
Barry White
Johnny Unitas


For some reason the rebelscum search feature is giving ZERO results for searches containing the words R.I.P. or RIP.

Odd...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on November 5, 2004, 12:48 PM
That search engine is the worst one of any collecting site, its atrocious
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 5, 2004, 01:37 PM
In that case I think I've dug up just about everything I'll be able to find...  I guess the only thing to do now is just wait until someone dies.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on November 5, 2004, 02:35 PM
yeah, i noticed that RIP thing awhile ago. i thought it was because lots of threads have the letters R I and P in them, but that doesn't really make much sense. i think we've exhausted the existing deaths.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: jokabofe on November 5, 2004, 07:20 PM
i think we've exhausted the existing deaths.

Don't worry, there should be some new ones soon.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on November 5, 2004, 11:14 PM
i am totally the opposite of worried. as long as it's not don knotts.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 7, 2004, 11:01 AM
New one for you to add:   RIP, Vaughn Meader (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=968138&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#968138)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 7, 2004, 11:45 AM
Just saw that.  Adding now.

Is DBB in a slump or what?! 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 7, 2004, 10:12 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/07/keel.obit.ap/index.html

Howard Keel from the soap opera Dallas died. 

I wonder if anyone over there will pick it up...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on November 8, 2004, 12:43 PM
and he died the very day of the dallas reunion show, too. maybe the excitement was too much for him.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on November 8, 2004, 12:48 PM
"I can't wait to see the big show tonight, its going to be great and this could really kick start my career"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2004, 11:15 PM
(http://www.vnn.vn/dataimages/original/images82930_arafat.jpg)

"I'm Not Quite Dead"

He is now!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2004, 11:22 PM
Add to your list  Yassir Arafat has passed on.  (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=971324&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#971324)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on November 10, 2004, 11:29 PM
(http://www.vnn.vn/dataimages/original/images82930_arafat.jpg)

"I'm Not Quite Dead"

He is now!
Sometimes I amaze even myself...almost as good as the pic I put in the Strom Thurmond thread if anyone remembers that one
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vote for Chewbacca the Wookiee on November 11, 2004, 01:02 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/07/keel.obit.ap/index.html

Howard Keel from the soap opera Dallas died. 

I wonder if anyone over there will pick it up...
Was he Ray Krebs, Jock's illegitmate eldest son, or did he play Pam Ewing's brother.... can't remember the first name, but surnamed Barnes and ran numerous oil companies that went up against Ewing Oil, eventually became a congressman or something, right?
So, do we count Arafat as a celebrity, and if so, does that mean we're due one more death in the next week?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 11, 2004, 01:23 AM
I'm going to go ahead and count Arafat.  I think most well known political figures should be included.  I believe Strom Thurmond already was...

Updating now...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on November 11, 2004, 01:34 AM
Darth Big Boy wants me to die.

 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2004, 09:34 AM
The Arafat thread at RS has vanished, it was there last night. It may have gotten out of hand.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 11, 2004, 10:22 AM
Must have.  There was a second thread that was locked and not deleted - I added the link to it and am going to leave the 'access denied' link in the true spirit of documentary.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Paul on November 11, 2004, 12:42 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/07/keel.obit.ap/index.html

Howard Keel from the soap opera Dallas died. 

I wonder if anyone over there will pick it up...


Not to distract from Mr. Arafat...RIP...but I was away from the computer when all this happened so I have to comment....

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is really a good movie (I've never seen it on stage) and Mr. Keel..RIP...had a voice on him.  I will have to break out the DVD now and watch him tell his brothers about those "Sabine Women"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vote for Chewbacca the Wookiee on November 11, 2004, 02:59 PM
Must have.  There was a second thread that was locked and not deleted - I added the link to it and am going to leave the 'access denied' link in the true spirit of documentary.
Wow, so do I get credit for my two posts in that thread? :D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 14, 2004, 02:36 AM
Added Old Dirty Bastard.

Celebrities are droppin' like flies.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on November 15, 2004, 12:34 PM
xmas is comin' early, pals. let's keep up the deathin'.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Jedi Idej on November 16, 2004, 12:26 AM
somehow, with a little bit of magic,  i think another celebrity will die someday. just maybe.

Put away the pixie dust; they're dropping too fast.  Oh, the horror.  :'(

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2004, 12:45 PM
Up next:

John Berrymore

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/30/barrymore.obit.ap/index.html

Drew's father no less.

No reports so far at rebelscum, so it's not official yet.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on November 30, 2004, 12:50 PM
Damn you, first you take ODB and now you take Drew Barrymore's dad

(http://vnexpress.net/Vietnam/Van-hoa/San-khau-Dien-anh/2003/06/3B9C8A8E/10_drew.jpg)

There, now I am less sad at this tragedy

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on December 1, 2004, 04:12 PM
I decided to be nice!!!!  :-*
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 1, 2004, 06:25 PM
There's nothing to 'not' be nice about.

This thread is in good fun and simply catalogues celebrity deaths and who reported them.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 1, 2004, 06:27 PM
It's sort of a game I've found...  I'm almost fascinated by it since I'd never have noticed unless it was brought to my attention by the fine folks here.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 7, 2004, 05:23 PM
Sad - but it must be added to the list nonetheless.

RIP Teo Peter (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=991950&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#991950)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: C on December 8, 2004, 03:10 PM
good to see someone is carrying on the tradition over there.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on December 9, 2004, 12:19 AM
KBZ....figured I'd save you some time. 

Shooting in OH kills members of the band Damage Plan (http://www.nbc4i.com/news/3983630/detail.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2004, 12:31 AM
Thanks.

Glad to see you're back in the swing of things.  I'll update the archive.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on December 9, 2004, 12:33 AM
Thanks.

Glad to see you're back in the swing of things.  I'll update the archive.

I didn't want to disappoint.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2004, 12:33 AM
Never.  Regardless, sorry to hear about the incident - I take it you were a fan.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2004, 12:36 AM
Whoa - that article says Dimebag Darryl was among those shot - was he among those killed too?!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on December 9, 2004, 12:37 AM
Never.  Regardless, sorry to hear about the incident - I take it you were a fan.

I was a fan of Pantera and recently got into Damage Plan as well.

To me, Pantera was and always will be Dimebag and Vinnie.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on December 9, 2004, 12:38 AM
Whoa - that article says Dimebag Darryl was among those shot - was he among those killed too?!

Yes....he is the only confirmed dead along with the shooter.

Another member of the band was killed too but it's not confimed whom.

I heard the singer at first but then I heard it was Vinnie Paul ( drummer / ex Pantera as well )
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2004, 12:39 AM
I take it this is all developing right now - any word on who it was and why?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on December 9, 2004, 12:42 AM
I take it this is all developing right now - any word on who it was and why?

Nope....the guy just ran on stage and started shooting.

I say there will be more about it in the morning. 

This all just happened about 2 hours  ago.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: jjks on December 9, 2004, 01:38 AM
That's beyond ****** up, I can't say that I'm a huge Damageplan fan, but this is absolutely awful.
Title: RIP Dimebag Darrell
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on December 9, 2004, 12:31 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20041209/ap_on_re_us/nightclub_shooting

Vinnie Paul was shot, too, but he'll be OK.

:'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on December 9, 2004, 12:33 PM
Sorry, didn't see this thread when I posted mine. Please delete the thread I started as this one clearly existed first.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20041209/ap_on_re_us/nightclub_shooting

Vinnie Paul was shot, too, but he'll be OK. Darrell was cool as hell. I've partied over at his house in N. Arlington before (they are from the Dallas area; Darrell had a pool in the shape of a Crown Royal bottle with a hottub where the cap should be). He never acted like a "rockstar" and was always cool about helping younger bands get started. He would meet so many people that he called everybody "dude", even people he was close to, even his girlfriend.

RIP Darrell
*lifts a drink*
Title: Re: RIP Dimebag Darrell
Post by: jadesfire on December 9, 2004, 01:00 PM
What's really scary about this is my son follows this type of music and was involved in an ugly incident two weeks ago in Detroit.  He's not "street smart" and had no clue he shouldn't have went to this area (by himself) to see a few of the bands he likes.  We were lucky that everything turned out ok but I'm never comfortable with reading about this.  It's too bad for the band members but it's also just as sad about the innocent fans....
Title: Re: RIP Dimebag Darrell
Post by: Jesse James on December 9, 2004, 04:25 PM
Just locking this up as per Spider's request after catching it in the DBBBoBN thread.
Title: Re: RIP Dimebag Darrell
Post by: JediMAC on December 9, 2004, 07:09 PM
Better yet, why don't we just merge 'em.   ;)

Yeah, RIP heavy metal dude (and the others).   :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: CorranHorn on December 9, 2004, 07:23 PM
well that;s just ****** up. Damageplan was supposed to be here in Chicago for a big show tomorrow, I'm surprised i didn't hear anything about this on the local radio. ****** psycho pulling crap like that, i'm surprised he was able to get into the club, let alone on stage carrying a gun. a sad loss to the metal world with the death of Dimebag.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2004, 12:06 AM
I couldn't ******* believe this when I heard it on the radio this morning.

I went to see Pantera back in 2000 after the Reinventing the Steel album came out. Great show, and you could tell Dimebag loved what he did for a living.

My brother's a huge heavy metal fan, and Pantera/Damage Plan/Down in particular, so he isn't taking this too well.

Also, December 8th, 2004 is exactly 24 years to the day after Lennon was shot and killed. Chilling, no? :-\ :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2004, 12:23 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/Valwood/dimebag.gif)

Anthrax has a tribute on their page:
http://www.anthrax.com

As does Zakk Wylde:
http://www.zakkwylde.com
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on December 26, 2004, 03:17 PM
Add Reggie White to the list!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 26, 2004, 09:42 PM
So noted.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: C on December 27, 2004, 11:02 PM
the list seems kinda tainted at this point.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2004, 10:09 AM
Yeah, there was more anticipation when DBB didn't know about it.

Maybe if DBB isn't the one to let us know that he started a thread from now on - we'll find it and that might bring back a little bit of the suprise.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Deanpaul on December 28, 2004, 10:32 AM
Yeah, there was more anticipation when DBB didn't know about it.

Maybe if DBB isn't the one to let us know that he started a thread from now on - we'll find it and that might bring back a little bit of the suprise.

It is somewhat like having Alex Trebeck answer in the form of a question for the contestants before they even have a chance to buzz in on Jeopardy.

It's bad form, and viewership will decline.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2004, 10:34 AM
I concur, this was a lot more fun when DBB didn't come here and announce the deaths like this :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2004, 10:34 AM
PS RIP Reggie :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2004, 11:06 AM
PS RIP Reggie :'(

This could be the bridge that brings Packers fans and Vikings fans together.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2004, 11:50 AM
(http://www.loc.gov/bicentennial/proimage/wi-8-1.jpg)

I don't think so ::)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2004, 12:20 PM
What...this isn't the same exact guy?   :-\

(http://www.startribune.com/stonline/images/news31/2vikepack0996.l.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2004, 12:27 PM
(http://www.ragnartheviking.com/images/site_images/gallery2/eight_large.jpg)

Yeah yeah...its one of those things though that is hard to explain.  You just don't like any of those guys.  Especially the ones they always show on TV like the numbnuts who thinks Lombardi is a Saint. 

Packer fans are the most obnoxious fans on the planet hands down
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2004, 01:11 PM
Hey now, my girlfriend is a packer fan...

Anyways, I've gone ahead and added my own death notice to Rebelscum - and the list.

RIP Susan Sontag.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Killer185 on December 28, 2004, 09:49 PM
Hey now, my girlfriend is a packer fan...

Anyways, I've gone ahead and added my own death notice to Rebelscum - and the list.

RIP Susan Sontag.


Yea that one popped up today.  Hmm anyone want to take beats on who kicks the bucket next eh? And also DBB's response time after his/her death.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 29, 2004, 10:33 AM
The  Jerry Auerbach  thread watch is on.

RIP Jerry Auerbach.

They say they go in 3's - expect one more to die very shortly - I'm still guessing Abe Vigoda.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: D_B_B on December 29, 2004, 10:42 AM
It's Orbach Zod.

RIP
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 29, 2004, 10:49 AM
That explains why it didn't come up in the Google search.

Jerry Orbach - being added now.

That's two that I actually enjoyed in 2 days - crappy.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 29, 2004, 02:59 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/rip.gif)  Jerry Orbach. You were Law & Order and Lumiere.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 29, 2004, 11:47 PM
Wow.  Truly a loss.  I am still addicted to Law and Order and his longstanding contribution to that show. 

RIP Mr Orbach.   :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2004, 12:53 AM
Well, my 'they come in 3's - who's next' comment shouldn't be necessary.  I forgot that Reggie White died a few days ago - theoretically, that should be all until the next wave.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on December 30, 2004, 09:55 AM
Unless a new wave starts up here.  Someone please check on the health of Bea Arthur :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2004, 10:03 AM
Unless a new wave starts up here.  Someone please check on the health of Bea Arthur :-\


Alive and kicking...

"Golden Girls" Bea Arthur asks for changes at kosher plant (http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041217/NEWS08/412170417/1001/NEWS)

"When Bea Arthur speaks, people do listen"

Maybe you should arrange a hook-up at that plant the next time you head to Iowa?   :-X

Jeff
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 4, 2005, 11:42 AM
Will Eisner has passed on.

List updated.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on January 4, 2005, 01:27 PM
Very sad news.
The industry has lost one of its best, R.I.P Will Eisner.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 13, 2005, 04:25 PM
Mola Ram has died (http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050112/en_afp/afplifestyleindiabollywoodobit_050112085904)

Need to watch Temple of Doom.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on January 13, 2005, 04:52 PM
Boom Kali Ma  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2005, 02:17 PM
Your going to have to add another to this list.

The great "Carnac the Magnificent" Johnny Carson passed away.  :'(

Johnny Carson, longtime host of ‘Tonight Show,’ dies at 79 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6504289/)

NBC reports that Johnny Carson has died from emphy  (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1032526&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1032526.com)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: hansolo_506 on February 4, 2005, 12:58 PM
To Update:

John Vernon, dead at the age of 72
...will always be Dean Wormer to us all.

Ossie Davis, dead at the age of 87
...actor and great social activist.  What a sense of humor and dignity.

and DBB's death thread at Rebelscum..
...dead in less than a day.

RIP one and all.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2005, 01:06 PM
To Update:

John Vernon, dead at the age of 72
...will always be Dean Wormer to us all.

Indeed.  Goodbye fellow Canucklehead.  :'(  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/rip.gif)

John Vernon, 'Animal House's' Wormer, dies (http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/02/04/obit.vernon.ap/index.html)
Title: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2005, 12:34 AM
 :'(

Any idea who I'm talking about?  Here's a hint, died by choking on his own vomit (trust me, not a good thing to do, mixing marijuana and booze is not bright - THC inhibits the gag reflex).   Not enough?  Only band to never release a slow song/waltz?  That eliminated Metallica, Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, Pearl Jam and many more. 

The answer is......Bon Scott - 25 years ago today.  Perhaps the most amazing comeback in the history of rock and roll, AC/DC.   

An absolutely stunning band to see live, with an incredible history of fantastic, blues based hard rock/heavy metal sound.   I feel sorrow for the loss of Bon Scott but Brian Johnson has filled in incredibly well.  Back in Black was one of the most amazing albums of all time, all the more so because it was not expected following the loss of Bon Scott.  Zeppelin couldn't or wouldn't recover.  The Who did.   I can't imagine anyone else pulling it off though. 

A band I will never miss in concert given the opportunity.  Our local radio station is playing a weekend tribute to Bon Scott, three songs every hour and a half or so.  It is major cool and my wife thinks I'm nuts 8)

(http://www.bonfireband.com/bon3.JPG)
Title: Re: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2005, 01:16 AM
Word.

If there's one rock band that kept their edge and never sold out, it's AC/DC. Even after Bon's death, they kept going strong, and few (if any) bands recover that well after losing their frontman.

RIP Bon Scott.
Title: Re: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Jediknight760071 on February 19, 2005, 04:27 AM
Of the 3 music videos I have from ACDC, My favorite is the one where Bon Scott is a priest singing "Let There Be Rock".

Personality...Intensity...Rhythm...Style. Bon Scott had it all...I really love his band and wish I could've been alive to see them perform.

RIP.
Title: Re: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Jim on February 19, 2005, 08:01 AM
New album this summer =  new tour = 8th time seeing them in the last 20 years ;D

Although Brian Johnsons voice has been gradually getting bad over the last 10 years (at least live) they still are a band not to miss live.  And to think that Angus was only 15 when they cut some of there first songs for High Voltage.
Title: Re: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2005, 02:21 PM
I was checking around for tour dates last night and nothing announced yet.  You can be certain I will see them.  I just hope they come here though.
Title: Re: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Bob Crane on February 19, 2005, 02:51 PM
Quote
THC inhibits the gag reflex

You want to give some of this to Rosie before she comes upstairs to see your etchings.
Title: Re: RIP..............25 years ago today.
Post by: Nicklab on February 20, 2005, 08:22 AM
Bon Scott was THE MAN.  IMO, AC/DC went downhill after his death.  Even though they made a fitting tribute to him with Back In Black, they didn't have his attitude anymore.  Only Bon could sing "Big Balls".
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on February 21, 2005, 12:20 AM
Hunter S. Thompson (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050221/ap_on_re_us/obit_thompson) <<< link
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Deanpaul on February 21, 2005, 12:28 AM
Hunter S. Thompson (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050221/ap_on_re_us/obit_thompson) <<< link

You resurrected this thread without mentioning Sandra Dee? Shame.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on February 21, 2005, 12:37 AM
Hunter S. Thompson (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050221/ap_on_re_us/obit_thompson) <<< link

You resurrected this thread without mentioning Sandra Dee? Shame.  :'(

Actually I forgot about her :(

So.....add her too.

RIP
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on February 21, 2005, 12:41 AM
BTW...this should be changed to "The Official Webster; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation", as I don't post deaths anymore and Webster has apparantly taken the vacated spot over at RS.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Scott on February 21, 2005, 12:44 AM
as I don't post deaths anymore

So, why are you doing them here?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on February 21, 2005, 12:47 AM
as I don't post deaths anymore

So, why are you doing them here?

This is the first in a long time....plus I'm bored.
Title: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 11:30 AM
Well, my favorite pets in the world have now gone to the place in the clouds reserved for dogs. 

When I was a freshman in high school, we got a black Chow that I named Kirby, and three years later, we got another that was a Chow-Shepard mix and we named him Puckett. 

Kirby was 13 and Puckett was 10.  Very sad to see them get sick and no longer be the strong, happy dogs they had been for so long and, and true parts of the family.

I know that Chows have sometimes a bad reputation, but these dogs were the best and nicest animals I have ever seen.  When they were babies, we treated them like babies and we still did until their last days.

Back in October, Kirby had a stroke and lost his abilty to walk on his own very well.  In December, he was getting really bad, and we almost had him put to sleep.  Puckett seemed to be grieving and was very sad.  Then we realized on December 23rd that Puckett would not move and seemed to be in extreme pain.  We took him to the vet and he had liver cancer that had spread thoughout his intestines.  Needless to say, Puckett was in so much pain that we had to put him down that night.

We were shocked and heart broken.  Puckett was the younger dog that just a few days earlier had been running around and playing with us every day.  Kirby continued to struggle throughout the remaining months.  Yesterday he had 4 seizures.  My parents called me to tell me about it, and last evening I went over to the house to see him.  I fed him a bowl of ice cream with a spoon (ice cream was his favorite) and we took him to the vet last night.

It's sad to see my favorite pets in the world go through that.  I know to some people getting attached to pets is ridiculous, but when you have a small family sometimes these animals become a true part of your home.

 :(
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 2, 2005, 11:33 AM
I feel your pain CHEWIE.  Sorry for your loss - pets are such an important part of a family.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2005, 11:55 AM
Very sorry for your loss CHEWIE, losing a pet is always tough.  My wife and I are big animal people, particularly dog people, and I know exactly where you are coming from when talking about treating them "as babies".  Our 5 year old Beagle is family to us, and we treat him basically how we would treat a child (if we had one).  I can remember when my longtime childhood dog had a stroke right around my 21st birthday (I got him when I was 7), he lived for a couple weeks longer, but he was never quite the same after that.  It was difficult seeing him that way, to be sure.  Your story is nice, at least you got the chance to spend some time with Kirby and feed him some ice cream.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in what I know is a difficult time.  God bless.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Rob on May 2, 2005, 11:57 AM
Sorry to hear it man... My dogs are 15 months and 2 and a half and my girlfriend and I are already terrified of the day when they're gone even though it shouldn't be for another 12-14 years... 
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: DSJ™ on May 2, 2005, 12:15 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss CHEWIE, no matter what pets we have they are family. I have never owned a dog, I have been a cat person and I have lost 2 in the past 2 1/2 years (Charlie & Boo). I still miss them.  :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 2, 2005, 01:42 PM
Sorry to hear that Chewie.  My cat's a little over two years old (I found her when she was a kitten) and I know I'd be mortified if something were to happen to her.

Pets are as much a part of the family as any person, again, I'm sorry for you loss.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: JediMAC on May 2, 2005, 01:57 PM
Woah, I missed the "&" sign in there at first, and actually thought Kirby Puckett had died.  I take it you have some Twins fans in the family...

Sorry to hear about your dogs, Justin.  Many pets (especially dogs) are as much a part of the family as the people are, so losing them is never easy.  But just try to take solace in the fact that they're happy and healthy again, jumping around and playing and having all kinds of fun up in dog heaven now.  :)

- M
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Morgbug on May 2, 2005, 02:07 PM
Cool names, sorry they're gone. :-\
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 2, 2005, 02:30 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your dogs, Chewie.  At this point in my life, I am more fond of animals than I am most people, and they truly do become just like another family member.  I'm a cat person, but losing an animal is like losing your best friend, be they feline or canine.

Just remember that as long as they stay in your mind and in your heart, they will always be alive.  As Hobbes once told Calvin, "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams, we can play together all night!"

So, I guess what I'm saying is that you should never stop dreaming, and Kirby and Puckett will never be far away from you.   :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Ryan on May 2, 2005, 03:01 PM
CHEWIE, I'm really sorry to hear that.  :( :-\ I have never had a pet (other than fish and insects) die, but I've got my first Dog now and he went in for his first senior check up last month, and he's only 7. He seems so young. I love the little guy as much as anyone in my family and I can't imagine life without him, it seems like he has always been there and always will be. He's an Australian Sheppard/Border Collie mix, so he is medium sized like 50 lbs, and I still treat him like a lap dog and carry him and hold him. I am dreading the day he leaves us. :-\ All I can say is I'm really sorrry and it is not wierd to get so attached to an animal. They can be very loving and as much a part of the family as anyone else, I know my dog is.  Hell, I like him more than a lot of people, even some of aquaintances. He is irreplaceable.

Well you know what they say, all dogs go to heaven...
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Famine on May 2, 2005, 03:21 PM
Justin, I'm sorry to hear about the dog's. I'm dreading when Athena, our family dog has to go. I get mad at her some times, but we've had her and Bogie (The Beagle) since I was 4 years old. Bogie passed away 2 years ago, and she stayed alive long enough for me to say goodbye to her, give her some water, and pet her till she fell alseep and my Aunt took her home. It was a sad day indeed.

I have that picture of the white dog hosted, and if you have a picture of the other, I can host it and we can post it here to show everyone how cute they are.

Sorry, again.

Kevin
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 03:29 PM
Thanks guys for all the kind words.  I didn't get any sleep last night over it and feel so sick for some reason.  My best friend died 3 years ago (he was a big Star Wars collector/diorama builder too), and having these dogs pass away was actually just as hard.

Famine, thanks buddy, I will try and get you a picture of Kirby and Puckett sometime soon.  My other dogs that my wife got for us are really funny (they're Shitzu's) but they won't ever replace Kirby and Puckett.

It's touching to hear how much everyone cares about their pets too.  And yeah, Kirby Puckett was my idol when I was a kid.  Still is. 

 :P
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: jokabofe on May 2, 2005, 04:47 PM
At first glance, I thought Kirby Puckett was dead  :o

Not to make lite of your situation, not by a longshot. We just had our Doberman of 14 years put to sleep about a month or so ago, and it was very hard on all of us in the family. It's still strange to walk into my mom's house and not have him run down the stairs to see who is coming in the door.

Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: jadesfire on May 2, 2005, 05:44 PM
Chewie, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your pets.  I hope you have a lot of happy memories and maybe that will help the pain you feel right now.

Take care,
Beth
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks to both of you.  It's appreciated.

 :P
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Diddly on May 2, 2005, 06:21 PM
Sorry to hear about this. It always sucks when a pet dies. I still remember when my first two dogs and cat all died. Sad days indeed.

Good luck with trying to find a new pet, if you go that route.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Chris on May 2, 2005, 10:23 PM
Sorry to hear CHEWIE. Remember the good times with your pets.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Lady Jaye on May 3, 2005, 12:23 AM
My heart goes out to you Chewie. If you could see me, you'd see the tears running down my cheek. Losing a friend is the hardest thing to do. Even if it is to put them out of thier pain and suffering, it hurts like hell. Like a piece of your heart was taken away. God it still hurts to think of the dog I had since my Freshman year when we had to put him down way back in 2001. For the most part we willl always outlive our beloved companions, and no matter how much we know that, it never lesens the pain. Again my heart goes outto you, and I hope you remember the good times with your best friends.

Lady Jaye
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Jesse James on May 3, 2005, 09:36 PM
Sorry about your pets, Justin.

People often don't understand how much animals mean to people.  For most of my life, since I don't have children nor do I plan to have any, I've had pets, and each has been as important to me as if it were my own child.  I've had to defend them from other animals, people (I had a guy threaten my dog once, and needless to say he didn't think of doing it a 2nd time), take care of them when they're sick, play with them...  They've always got personality, they have distinct feelings and emotion like a person. 

People often play down the importance of people over animals, but to me there are few people I'd ever consider as being more important to me than my pets, and at best they'd be equal, not of more or less importance.  Right now I have 3 cats and a dog, and I hope they all have long happy lives with me.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: CHEWIE on May 4, 2005, 12:02 PM
Thanks again for the kind words.  I'm glad that I'm not the only one here who not only loves Star Wars, but loves my pets too.

Apparently there was some anger with this post - somebody (not someone who posted in this thread) thought Kirby Puckett the baseball player died, and had some rude things to say about me.  Sorry for any misunderstanding - there was an "&" in the subject line.  I thought that would show that it wasn't the player.  I should have said "dogs."

 :P
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Lady Jaye on May 4, 2005, 06:26 PM
Hey Chewie, do you have any pics of Kirby and Puckett?? Would love to see a pic of em!!

Oh and tell em to take off eh, I made the mistake too, but no big deal.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Puckett & Kirby
Post by: JediMAC on May 4, 2005, 06:41 PM
Apparently there was some anger with this post - somebody (not someone who posted in this thread) thought Kirby Puckett the baseball player died, and had some rude things to say about me.  Sorry for any misunderstanding - there was an "&" in the subject line.  I thought that would show that it wasn't the player.  I should have said "dogs."

Well, I mentioned in my earlier post in this threat that that was my first thought as well when I saw the title, but figured it out soon enough.  Gave me a brief scare, since I was a fan of his back in the day.  I think it gave some other folks a bigger scare though when they first saw it though.   From what I've gathered about the chatroom conversation, nobody was really "angry" at you though, just a little disappointed and upset with the somewhat misleading thread title was all.  But they realized it wasn't intentional though, so in the end, no harm no foul.  Maybe RIP Puckett & Kirby would've been better...?  ;)

Anyway, sorry again 'bout your dogs.  You looking to get some new ones now?
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 11:15 AM
Well they were my parents dogs, but my dogs growing up.  I moved out about 3 years ago, and the dogs stayed at their house because they have 4 acres, and I live in a little shack with the wife.  We do have our own dogs though, two Shitzu's that are about 2-1/2 years old each.

I should be able to dig up a nice pic or two of Kirby and Puckett and send them to Famine. 

 :P
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 8, 2005, 03:55 PM
I'm sorry for the loss of your dogs Justin. My pet died recently also.  A Beared Dragon. Had the big guy for seven years. Not quite the same as a dog, but I understand how one can be attached to a pet. I really miss the lil guy, Morpheus..

When you find the pictures of your dogs, perhaps we can make a thread to post pictures of all our pets, from past, present..future.. (I plan to get another dragon oen day, or a cat)
Title: Re: R.I.P. Kirby & Puckett
Post by: DSJ™ on May 8, 2005, 04:10 PM
We do have a picture thread here in our Do You Have Pets? (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6712.0) topic.

Your more than Welcome to post any pictures of your pets.  :)

Sorry to hear of your loss of Morpheus too Dimetrodon.  :(
Title: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Diddly on August 8, 2005, 12:08 AM
Just saw on CNN that Peter Jennings died earlier today from lung cancer.

RIP.  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: DSJ™ on August 8, 2005, 12:21 AM
Another fellow Canadian gone.  :'(

 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)

(http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/08/07/jennings.obit/story.jennings.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Nathan on August 8, 2005, 01:09 AM
Wow, I had no idea he was even ill. RIP. :(
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Ryan on August 8, 2005, 01:49 AM
Yeah it's too bad. :( Smoking will do that to you though.
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: SpudTrooper on August 8, 2005, 02:04 AM
wasnt he still on the air even though he is sick? i thought i saw him on ABC like a week ago.. :o

RIP
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Famine on August 8, 2005, 09:10 AM
No! I'm saddened by this. :'(

Kevin
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 8, 2005, 10:28 AM
This kind of hit us (me and my wife) out of left field. The news will never be the same. :(
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Jim on August 8, 2005, 11:49 AM
Like I try to tell friends and loved ones about smoking.  Jennings had quit 20 years prior but the damage was already done.  Same thing happened with my Mom a while back.  She had quit 20 years back but it still was too late. 
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: CHEWIE on August 8, 2005, 12:10 PM
Ouch... very sad.  I always enjoyed him.

 :P
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: name on August 8, 2005, 12:37 PM
omg!  Was he even off the air? 
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: Tracy on August 8, 2005, 01:02 PM
Like I try to tell friends and loved ones about smoking.  Jennings had quit 20 years prior but the damage was already done.  Same thing happened with my Mom a while back.  She had quit 20 years back but it still was too late. 
Sorry about your mom.  :'(   I quit 8 years ago next month.  :D  It was the hardest thing I have ever done.  I hope I can escape the damage that I did.  For my kids' sake at least.
Title: Re: RIP Peter Jennings
Post by: TheBlackDog on August 8, 2005, 01:10 PM
He went off like in April after announcing he had lung cancer. RIP Mr. Jennings, I enjoyed watching and listening to you and the humanity you brough to your journalism.

What scares me is I grew up in a home where both my parents smoked (my Dad quite after his heart attack at 38 when I was 9) but scientists say that 2nd hand smoke can cause as much damage as actually smoking in increasing lung disease of all kinds. Hopefully because I have never smoked, nor my wife we are ok.
Title: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: Diddly on October 25, 2005, 08:50 PM
From RS:

Whatsonstage.com reports that William Hootkins (AKA: Porkins) has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 58.

Here's a snipet from Whatsonstage.com:

American stage and screen actor William Hootkins - who lived and worked for many years in the UK and was last seen on the London stage in Hitchcock Blonde - has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Diagnosed earlier this year, he died yesterday (Sunday 23 October 2005) at St Johns Hospital in Santa Monica near his Californian home. He was 58.

Born in Dallas, Texas on 5 July 1948, the ebullient Hootkins – known as Bill or ‘Hoot’ to his friends - made his stage debut in a local school production that co-starred a fellow student who later had success in Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones. He initially tried to distance himself from drama by studying astrophysics and Chinese linguistics at Princeton University, but soon became involved with Princeton’s Intime Theatre group. On the recommendation of his friend, John Lithgow, he moved to the UK after graduation to study at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) and subsequently made his home in this country.

In a busy career, Hootkins worked regularly on both sides of the Atlantic. His first film role was in 1977, playing Jedi fighter Jek Porkins in George Lucas' Star Wars. Though the part was small, it had a big impact. He joked in a Whatsonstage.com interview two years ago (See 20 Questions, 28 Jul 2003): “In a sense, my career's been downhill ever since. Fans still come to greet me at the stage door with action figures of my character and embarrassing photographs for me to sign.”

------

That stinks. He's the second SW actor to die this year.

RIP  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: MetalJedi on October 25, 2005, 08:53 PM
This is a real bummer for me. Never got to meet him but always heard he was a real super guy. RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: Ryan on October 25, 2005, 09:04 PM
This is a real bummer for me. Never got to meet him but always heard he was a real super guy. RIP.

I heard the same things. I always wanted to meet him as well. RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 25, 2005, 09:55 PM
I honour Mr. Hootkins with one of the most memorable lines of ANH:

"Stay on target."   8)
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: Darth Broem on October 25, 2005, 10:24 PM
I actually got his autograph in Omaha, Nebraska years ago now.   He was a lot of fun to talk with.  Very down-to-earth kind of guy was the impression I got from him.  Yep, the Star Wars OT actors are starting to get up there unfortunately.   We are going to be seeing a lot more of these in the next several years. 
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: SilverZ on October 26, 2005, 12:28 AM
Bill Hootkins and I were on the same flight back from Indianapolis in 2002, and we spent some time chatting during the stop in Phoenix.

He was insightful, kind, and charismatic.

I'm saddened to hear of his passing and wish his loved ones the best.
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 26, 2005, 01:14 AM
Always, always wanted to meet Mr. Hoot and get an autograph - I don't think I've ever heard anything bad about the guy, I've only ever heard that he was really kind and gentle.

"Think about the future."

 
 :'(
Title: Re: RIP Jek Porkins
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2005, 02:49 AM
Never met him or got his autograph or anything (not into that stuff), but I attended a small Q & A session he was in at a show in Dallas several years ago, and remember him being incredibly witty, humble, and charming.

He was definitely one of our top men.









Top.  Men.
Title: RIP Moustapha Akkad
Post by: Darth Kenobi on November 11, 2005, 10:28 PM
Moustapha Akkad  the producer of the halloween movie series died today from wounds caused to him by terroist bombings in Jordan.  His daughter was also killed by these cowards along with 55 others. 
RIP Mr. Akkad and Ms. Akkad and the others victims. 
Title: Re: RIP Moustapha Akkad
Post by: Xander on November 12, 2005, 12:00 AM
I saw this too. I like to read about big time Hollywood producers, and he really seemed interesting, definitely a part of two worlds.   He was in Jordan with his daughter attending a wedding.  #$%& the bombers for his and the other innocents' deaths.  AP News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051111/ap_en_mo/obit_akkad_5)
Title: Re: RIP Moustapha Akkad
Post by: MetalJedi on November 12, 2005, 10:34 AM
This is horrible. The Halloween franchise was my favorite slasher series. He loved every single one of his movies and talked about them as they were his children. RIP to him and his daughter  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Moustapha Akkad
Post by: Greg on November 12, 2005, 09:04 PM
That's so sad.  :'(  I don't get why people feel the need to kill inoccent people. I mean, how low can they get!?! I get really, really, really disgusted when those dick heads justify their attacks by saying God told them to do it. Sad.  I think it is weird though, I was watching AMC's monsterfest last week, or the week before and they were advertising one of the Halloween movies they were going to air, they were saying something along the lines of "The out come will decide if there are any more sequels." Guess there won't be any more seqels. I really enjoyed those movies, and still do. It's so  sad.  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Moustapha Akkad
Post by: Darth Kenobi on November 12, 2005, 11:53 PM
That's so sad.  :'(  I don't get why people feel the need to kill inoccent people. I mean, how low can they get!?! I get really, really, really disgusted when those dick heads justify their attacks by saying God told them to do it. Sad.  I think it is weird though, I was watching AMC's monsterfest last week, or the week before and they were advertising one of the Halloween movies they were going to air, they were saying something along the lines of "The out come will decide if there are any more sequels." Guess there won't be any more seqels. I really enjoyed those movies, and still do. It's so  sad.  :'(

I hope they still film Halloween 9 which I think is being filmed now or in the process.  Hopefully his son who has produce the later movies will decide to finish what his dad had hope to accomplish.  Maybe Halloween 20 Micheal Meryers can go after some dam terrioist.   
Title: Re: RIP Moustapha Akkad
Post by: roguestormtrooper on November 14, 2005, 12:36 AM
The Halloween series is my favorite horror series of all time.  It is very sad to hear of Mr. Akkad's death and I hope that his son does continue the series.

R.I.P. Mr. Akkad :'(
Title: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2005, 08:28 PM
Richard Pryor 1940-2005 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051211/ap_on_en_mo/obit_pryor)
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on December 10, 2005, 08:29 PM
RIP  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: jkno on December 11, 2005, 04:43 AM
Rest in peace!
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Reid on December 11, 2005, 04:13 PM
RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 11, 2005, 09:41 PM
You mean I'm not white!?!?!!!
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Killer185 on December 11, 2005, 11:02 PM
 :'( RIP he will be missed... Can't believe he is gone...
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 12, 2005, 01:37 AM
Real shame to hear this, he hasn't done much in the last several years due to his MS, but what a lot of great works he's left us with.  I highly recommend "Silver Streak" and "Which way is Up?".
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Chris M on December 12, 2005, 10:13 AM
RIP funny man.

I got my introduction to stand up comedy by listening to my brothers copy of "Here and Now" a show from New Orleans.  Funny, funny guy.  It's a shame he hasn't been able to do much in the past few years.
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Famine on December 12, 2005, 10:18 AM
R.I.P. Richard.


Kevin
Title: Re: RIP Richard Pryor
Post by: Omega Squad Commander on December 12, 2005, 10:32 AM
Oh my! I was speaking about him this week, and in the conversation I say, not ask.... "is a shame that this guy die". This give me chills. RIP man, now you can fly with the Superman for real. Take care in your trip.
Title: RIP John Spencer
Post by: Jayson on December 16, 2005, 06:04 PM
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/187094/1_21_121605_johnspencer.jpg)

John Spencer from The West Wing died of a heart attack today…

Followers of the show West Wing will know that his character "Leo McGarry" had a massive heart attack during last season.


Other film/tv accolades:

The Negotiator (with Sam Jackson)
The Rock
Cop Land
L.A. Law
Title: Re: RIP John Spencer
Post by: Darby on December 17, 2005, 12:47 AM
I just saw this.  What a shame.   :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2006, 11:46 PM
Ahem
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: SilverZ on January 25, 2006, 02:16 AM
If you ******* beat this prick long enough, he'll tell you he started the goddamn Chicago fire. Now that don't necessarily make it ******* so!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on January 25, 2006, 03:34 PM
You know, I thought of this thread yesterday when I saw the Chris Penn thread over there.

Everyone's talking Resevoir Dogs, but I think my favorite Chris Penn moments were from Rush Hour.  "I don't know what that thing is"  "I don't want it".   ;D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2006, 03:55 PM
I think I'm just about ready to make this thread current again.  Sometime over the next few days I'll update the hell out of it.

Thanks for the bump.

Looks like I have a little over a year's worth of digging to do...  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 03:48 PM
Okay folks.  Quite the update today.  Added:

Chris Penn
Debra Hill
Dead Horse
John Paul II
John Paul II but not really
John Spencer
Pat Morita
Richard Pryor
Porkins
Rosa Parks
Don Adams
Hockey
Robert Wise (No relation to Phil)
Bob Denver
Brock Peters
Peter Jennings
James Doohan
Mitch Hedberg
Luther Vandross
Anne Bancroft
Frank Gorshin
Sandra Dee
Thuy Trang
Johnny Carson

Who am I missing?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tracy on January 26, 2006, 04:26 PM
John Vernon (Dean Wormer/Animal House)
Ossie Davis
Arthur Miller
Barney Martin (Jerry's dad on Seinfeld)
Chris LeDoux
Johnnie Cochran
Frank Perdue
Debralee Scott (Welcome Back Kotter, Mary Hartman)
Eddie Albert
Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie/Dallas)
Nipsey Russell
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: SilverZ on January 26, 2006, 04:36 PM
Vincent Schiavelli
Dan O'Herlihy (OCP's Old Man, Last Starfighter)
Virex
John DeLorean
Charles Rocket (castmember who said "****" on SNL in 1981)
John Lobot Hollis
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2006, 04:51 PM
John Vernon (Dean Wormer/Animal House)
Ossie Davis
Arthur Miller
Barney Martin (Jerry's dad on Seinfeld)
Chris LeDoux
Johnnie Cochran
Frank Perdue
Debralee Scott (Welcome Back Kotter, Mary Hartman)
Eddie Albert
Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie/Dallas)
Nipsey Russell

Vincent Schiavelli
Dan O'Herlihy (OCP's Old Man, Last Starfighter)
Virex
John DeLorean
Charles Rocket (castmember who said "****" on SNL in 1981)
John Lobot Hollis


Did Darth Dumb Ass actually report all of those deaths in threads he started at RS, though?  'Cause I think that's the official criteria for inclusion on the list, is it not?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2006, 05:03 PM
Did Darth Dumb Ass actually report all of those deaths in threads he started at RS, though?  'Cause I think that's the official criteria for inclusion on the list, is it not?

Yeah, nevermind--I see what's going on.  The first part of the list is for Bob's Big Boy's death announcements, and the notes section is for death announcements from other folks.  (He didn't report a celebrity passing from March of '05 'til January of '06?!)

And I seem to recall that Webster reported the death of Hunter S. Thompson early last year, too--and none too politely, I might add.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 05:04 PM
There is a gap around Janurary of last year because I searched threads newer than 1 year instead of two years.  I didn't want to weed through the crap that was already done.

I'll see if I can find the Hunter S Thompson thread.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 05:09 PM
Found and added Hunter S. Thompson.

Who else...

I really wish DBB would be a little quicker on the draw from now on.  Maybe the Chris Penn thing is a good sign of things to come.


I'll see how many of the ones mentioned by Tamidala and Jared I can find shortly.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2006, 05:15 PM
I hope you're right.

When I first saw the Chris Penn reports the other night, I was a bit leery of them, until I saw his thread at RS.  Then I knew it was true. 

I also noticed that CNN and E! Online didn't go wide with the story until after his post.  Coincidence?  I think not.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 05:41 PM
John Vernon (Dean Wormer/Animal House)
Ossie Davis
Arthur Miller
Barney Martin (Jerry's dad on Seinfeld)
Chris LeDoux
Johnnie Cochran wow this one was mine and I forgot all about it...
Frank Perdue
Debralee Scott (Welcome Back Kotter, Mary Hartman)
Eddie Albert
Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie/Dallas)
Nipsey Russell
Vincent Schiavelli
Dan O'Herlihy (OCP's Old Man, Last Starfighter)
Virex
John DeLorean
Charles Rocket (castmember who said "****" on SNL in 1981)
John Lobot Hollis
Amish Puri
frank the tumor


Okay, anyone happen to have links to any of these other ones?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: SilverZ on January 26, 2006, 07:16 PM
Sorry, I was going from memory.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 11:21 PM
I'm impressed that you could remember so many off the top of your head.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2006, 11:25 PM
Dave Coulier
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 11:28 PM
I think it's about time we stopped this silly fantasy that Dave Coulier is dead.  His career?  Sure.  But his relationship with Nancy Kerrigan is strong and well.

(http://www.fox.com/skating/bios/images/pair1_main.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2006, 11:33 PM
He ain't F'N dead!  It's a hoax!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 11:38 PM
Who would play such a cruel joke?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2006, 11:41 PM
He's as dead as Lee Greenwood
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2006, 11:48 PM
Hey, Scott..you do realize that putting out fake information about celebs (including details) can make you the possible target of a lawsuit from those very same celebs?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on January 27, 2006, 12:13 AM
Really?  They can come after me????????? (9 Question Marks is my new thing)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Deanpaul on January 27, 2006, 10:30 AM
Hey, Scott..you do realize that putting out fake information about celebs (including details) can make you the possible target of a lawsuit from those very same celebs?

What about photochopped images?

Because I have proof "Big Dave" is alive, well and frisky.

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/pair1_main.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on January 31, 2006, 04:25 PM
Adding Coretta Scott King.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Deanpaul on January 31, 2006, 06:45 PM
RIP, Coretta.

Say hello to Dave Coulier for me.

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/pair1_coretta.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: jjks on February 1, 2006, 12:10 PM
I always thought Coretta was a fan of crotch grabbing, now I have my proof.

Please add Pig Champion (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1656201&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1656201) to this impressive list.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on February 2, 2006, 12:06 AM
Does this count, Rob?

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11105.0
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on February 2, 2006, 12:25 AM
Well it started as a DBB over at Rebelscum thing.  All of the links in the list are Rebelscum links - i.e. DBB and whoever beat DBB to the punch.  I'd say no, but I'm open to hearing arguments as to why I'm wrong.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on February 2, 2006, 12:55 AM
Well, there is a death of Palisades thread on Scum too...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on February 2, 2006, 01:32 AM
If it makes mention to it in language that connotes death or dying it's a shoe in for this thread. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on February 2, 2006, 09:24 AM
It does say "Goodbye" and has the sad face, but you make the call:

Goodbye Palisades (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=1633247&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=31&fpart=1)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on February 4, 2006, 05:15 PM
Note to self - Add Grandpa Munster:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1664291&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1664291

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Diddly on February 10, 2006, 01:01 PM
Add Phil Brown (Uncle Owen)

RIP Phil Brown (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1677851&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1677851)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Cory Chaos on February 11, 2006, 03:02 AM
Bah..paying my respects the only way I know how, via sig line.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/Cinemaddiction/uncleowensig.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 11, 2006, 04:28 AM
Very nice Cory, he will be missed.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 11, 2006, 08:04 PM
RIP, Uncle Owen.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Reid on February 11, 2006, 08:20 PM
RIP Uncle Owen.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 12, 2006, 09:18 PM
Psssssssssst Rob, update.  :P

Peter Benchley ( author of JAWS ) passes away  (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1684343&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1684343)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on February 12, 2006, 09:31 PM
Soon.  I'm just waiting for a few to pile up before I go digging through all the code for an update.

The links help a lot though, keep posting them!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on February 15, 2006, 04:05 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1690509&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1690509

RIP Andreas Katsulas, 1946-2006
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on February 15, 2006, 06:10 PM
Celebrity deaths just aren't as satisfying when Darth Big Boy's not around to tell us about them first.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on February 15, 2006, 06:13 PM
Well he did do one this year - which was a big moment for this thread, and pretty much led to its revival.

Hopefully he'll get back in the swing of things when more celebrities die this year.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Reid on February 25, 2006, 09:07 PM
I couldn't find a link, but Don Knotts of "The Andy Griffith Show" has passed away at 81.

RIP Don.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 25, 2006, 09:12 PM
There is one at RS.

Rest In Peace - Don Knotts  (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1718086&Main=1717783#Post1718086)

Thanks for the laughs Don. (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 25, 2006, 11:25 PM
Oooh fuuudge!  :'(

Darren McGavin dead at 83 (http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/02/25/darren-mcgavin-dead-at-83/)

Best remembered as The Night Stalker & Mr. Parker in A Christmas Story.

(http://www.celebrity-pictures-world.com/pics/d/darren-mcgavin/darren-mcgavin-007.jpg)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Reid on February 26, 2006, 11:54 AM
RIP Darren.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on March 7, 2006, 11:30 AM
Note to Self:

Dana Reeve

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1737638&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1737638

Kirby Puckett

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1736778&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#Post17372491736778
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on March 7, 2006, 07:35 PM
What is with all these people dying and at young ages even.  ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: D_B_B on March 14, 2006, 04:33 PM
Peter Tomarken (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060314/ap_en_tv/small_plane_crash;_ylt=Ar8hsNhrAlGKiBmCmGVsR.RX24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--)

PS....I heart you guys  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on March 14, 2006, 06:01 PM
Thanks DBB, but we need it to be a link from Rebelscum for it to fit in with the rest. :)

By the way, did you or anyone else get that Oscar Winning Actress (who's name escapes me) who died yesterday or the day before?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on March 14, 2006, 06:31 PM
Rob's right, Darth Big Boy:  Nobody's truly dead until you create a dumbass thread about them at RS, resplendent with the immortal "RIP / sad smiley face" combo.

Until then, Peter Tomarken lives.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 15, 2006, 07:00 AM
By the way, did you or anyone else get that Oscar Winning Actress (who's name escapes me) who died yesterday or the day before?

Her name is Maureen Stapleton -- but I didn't see anything over there :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on March 15, 2006, 10:15 AM
I don't know if this counts, but Dan Cziraky beat him to the fact that Will Ferrel isn't dead.

link (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1754728&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=31&fpart=1#Post1755059%231754728)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: D_B_B on March 23, 2006, 07:47 PM
Rob's right, Darth Big Boy:  Nobody's truly dead until you create a dumbass thread about them at RS, resplendent with the immortal "RIP / sad smiley face" combo.

Until then, Peter Tomarken lives.



Sorry people....but my reporting dead celebs at the scum are long over....I've past the torch so to speak to others.....but I will always feel the love here at JD.  :)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on March 28, 2006, 11:31 AM
Stanislaw Lem (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1783795&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1783795)   :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on March 28, 2006, 01:00 PM
....I've past the torch so to speak to others.....

It's "passed the torch," Darth Dumb Ass, not "past."  Unless there's actually like a literal, physical torch which is somehow preventing you from going back and posting your inane dead celebrity threads, of course--then "past" would probably be acceptable, but only by the narrowest of margins.

So yeah, "passed."  You've passed on the responsibility to someone else, and hopefully, whoever they are, they'll take the reigns soon, so you can get back to padding your post count with the immortal "R.I.P./sad smiley face" combination in whatever threads they create, about whatever poor sap of a celebrity has just kicked the bucket, no matter how inconsequential they are in your life.

Darth Dumb Ass' dead celebrity threads = R.I.P.  :'(

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on March 28, 2006, 01:27 PM
I'm going to need to rename this thread... which will probably flop.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Cory Chaos on May 29, 2006, 11:28 AM
R.I.P. Paul Gleason aka "Prinicpal Richard Vernon"

(http://www.4thebreakfastclub.com/images/vernon.jpg)

"Shut your hole, Wang Chung. I got all three of you guys for the rest of your natural born lives. You're mine."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Reid on May 29, 2006, 11:37 AM
...Also known as Cindel's daddy in the Ewok T.V. Movies.

(http://www.x-entertainment.com/pics3/ew8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on June 7, 2006, 10:53 AM
This is a horribly sad and ironic thing for me to do, but it has to be done nonetheless.  I'm putting Darth Big Boy himself on the very list that he inspired.  He's only posted once at Rebelscum in the last two months; therefore, he must be dead.

And the funny thing is, he's still a better moderator in death than most of their other moderators, who are alive and well. 

Some words of wisdom, which, thankfully, we'll always have to remember him by:

"WOW!" (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1269641&Forum=c30&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1269084&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=3429&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1269641)
"Very  cool!" (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1290721&Forum=c30&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1274938&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=3429&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1290721)
"Looks great!" (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1293686&Forum=c30&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1293595&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=3429&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1293686)
"FANTASTIC!" (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1293833&Forum=c30&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1293617&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=3429&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1293833)
"HaHa! Good stuff!" (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1290719&Forum=c30&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1287208&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=3429&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1290719)

And my personal favorite:

"SWEET!" (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1271724&Forum=c30&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1271349&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=3429&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1271724)

RIP Darth Big Boy  :-[ 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on June 7, 2006, 12:48 PM
Oh the irony.

 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on June 7, 2006, 12:56 PM
Oh the irony.

 :'(

Checked your list lately, Rob?  Looks like a bunch of your links took a dump.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on June 7, 2006, 01:52 PM
Meaning that the great thread purge from last year may have finally happened/started?

I know those links were good at one point, all of them, so I'll leave it as is I guess.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on June 7, 2006, 02:20 PM
Just checked two of the "bad link" threads, and they're still up, so I don't know what's going on.

original thread (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=429837&Forum=f9&Words=Marge&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=429837&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post429837)

(http://www.colosscollect.com/mags/si/si960520.jpg)

She was really a beautiful person, both on the outside and the inside, wasn't she?

God, how I miss her.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 7, 2006, 02:26 PM
I jumped into post #1 and fixed the links...  not sure why they were all messed up but they should look better now.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on June 7, 2006, 02:39 PM
Odd.   It's possible that I screwed some of them up doing other updates - there's a lot of HTML in that post at this point.

A few more dead celebrities and I'll go through and update the last few months worth of entires.

I should have known better than to think that the forum purge had begun.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Reid on December 25, 2006, 03:31 PM
James Brown Dead At 73 (http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/articles/_a/godfather-of-soul-james-brown-dies/20061225081809990001)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Cory Chaos on December 26, 2006, 03:08 AM
I added "Sex Machine Pt. 1" to my ProjectPlaylist. Get up, now!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 27, 2006, 03:27 PM
Well now with President Ford going to that great White House in the sky.... that makes 2.


Who's going to fill out the trifecta?!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on December 27, 2006, 04:32 PM
I'm guessing someone unexpected, someone like Rosie O'Donnell
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 27, 2006, 05:44 PM
Trump has her assassinated?   ??? It could happen.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Cory Chaos on December 27, 2006, 05:57 PM
Saddam Hussein. The judge did say it coule be any time within the next 30 days.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2006, 09:58 PM
I don't think executions count.

Or do they?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: john todd on December 30, 2006, 09:30 PM
I don't think executions count.

Or do they?

do you ever listen to "the ticket" in the afternoon?   they do trifecta talk pretty regularly.  i am sure this will all come up sometime next week when all the regular hosts get  back from vacation.  it would appear though that james brown, president ford and saddam hussein will be sharing an apartment in the great beyond.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Paul on December 30, 2006, 09:48 PM
I don't think executions count.

Or do they?

I'd have to say dead is dead, no matter what the cause, be it Old Age, Accident, OD or in the rare instance execution.  It doesn't make him less famous or less dead.  Aren't those the 2 requirements to be in the Trifecta? They are the only ones I have used for years.

But that is a good question to debate...I think they did a CSI:Miami episode on it...

And I am sure the Hardline will debating this one as well.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2006, 11:13 PM
Love the ticket - and when I mentioned the Trifecta, I had them in mind.

I'm guessing this one will stand.

What a group too, a former president, the Godfather of Soul, and a Brutal Dictator.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2007, 04:15 PM
Yvonne De Carlo dead at 84 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070110/ap_en_tv/obit_de_carlo)

One less Munster in the world.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 10, 2007, 07:14 PM
 :PYou mean Al Lewis(grandpa) hasen't bought the Farm Yet?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2007, 09:59 PM
:PYou mean Al Lewis(grandpa) hasen't bought the Farm Yet?

Yes, he has, as has Fred Gwynne.  Only Eddie and Marilyn Munster remain.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 15, 2007, 03:49 PM
Wow I didn't know that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thre
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2007, 10:11 PM
(http://www.cbc.ca/cp/sports/070129/s012925A.jpg)

RIP Barbaro

Ironic that a horse who was best known for breaking his leg is now going to be helping put stuff back together again:

(http://www.themightymjd.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/ElmersGlue.jpg)

(Shamelessly stolen from someone far more creative than I at DVDTalk)

Say hello to Dave Coulier and Ivar Hansen for me

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2007, 10:54 PM
Back in my day, a horse breaks its leg, they shoot it.  They just used good ole Barbaroo for his good ole horse baby juice...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy; Bearer of Bad Celebrity News - Appreciation Thread
Post by: stormie on March 22, 2007, 03:18 PM
Long-time viewers of Letterman will be sad to learn of the recent passing (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/22/arts/television/22defo.html) of Calvert DeForest (Larry "Bud" Melman), the goofy yet loveable "straight man" on the show in the late 90s-early 2000s.

So long, "Larry"  :'(

(http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/a/ac/Msbigelow.jpg)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on May 15, 2007, 02:06 PM
"Hi, I'm dead."

(http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/imagefolder/falwell.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on May 28, 2007, 02:01 AM
I literally had to come back just for this horrible, awful news.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/9/15487685_6f2de338af.jpg)

That poor, sweet man has left the world. This is far more tragic a game show death than Rod Roddy.

I hope Mr. Reilly is in all of your thoughts, as he should be.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 28, 2007, 02:26 AM
I sincerely hope you're staying... Hello again, Carp.  :)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on May 28, 2007, 11:49 AM
Hey Ooryl. How's the Tiki Hut?

It wouldn't be like me to stay for long, now would it? Let's focus more on the loss of CNR.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on May 28, 2007, 11:50 AM
Hey professor!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on May 28, 2007, 01:22 PM
Hey there. I feel awful. I feel like I'm overshadowing this unfortunate turn of events with Mr. Reilly. Let's be sure to keep him at the forefront of discussion.

(http://mywebpages.comcast.net/matchgame/3x5pictures/CNR7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on May 28, 2007, 02:34 PM
You're right of course.... perhaps we can catch up some other time... some other place...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on May 28, 2007, 03:03 PM
Perhaps so... At the moment, however, I can't imagine that there's anything worse than CNR dying.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on August 27, 2007, 11:21 AM
(placeholder post for Owen Wilson (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20053358,00.html))
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Neal on August 27, 2007, 11:23 AM
Nothing like a good suicide attempt to start off your week.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on August 27, 2007, 11:56 AM
That article I linked doesn't even mention it, really, but apparently he opened up a vein or two, perhaps due to a nasty smack addiction.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 31, 2007, 01:04 AM
I know several people at work who are friends with him and one of my girlfriend's friends used to work for his mom... so while it isn't any of my business and it's not like I know him, it was a little weird. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 31, 2007, 06:02 AM
oh, really? do you have a job where you routinely run into fabulous celebrities? a veritiable field of dreams?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 31, 2007, 10:35 AM
oh, really? do you have a job where you routinely run into fabulous celebrities? a veritiable field of dreams?

You wouldn't believe it.  If someone did a montage of it, they'd need to add Kate Hudson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Harvey Weinstein (if he's isn't in it already) to it by now...    And if there was a section for famous people that I didn't see in our building but am working on things for, you'd have to put Ricky Jay, Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, and Brad Garrett in there.  How's that for some name dropping?

By the way, it's spelled 'veritable.'   :-X


Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 31, 2007, 02:14 PM

You wouldn't believe it.  If someone did a montage of it, they'd need to add Kate Hudson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Harvey Weinstein (if he's isn't in it already) to it by now... 

i don't know what kind of moron would waste his or her time doing something like that...


By the way, it's spelled 'veritable.'   :-X

thank you, my professorly intern. you are progressing well.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JediMAC on September 13, 2007, 09:14 PM
Man, this thread has fallen by the wayside this year.  What they hell?  Just 'cause Tommy's no longer around doesn't mean you jackholes can't inform me that Pavarotti's now croaked, among others...  I have to go into the Indiana Jones movie thread to find such things out.  ::)

And if there was a section for famous people that I didn't see in our building but am working on things for, you'd have to put Ricky Jay, Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, and Brad Garrett in there.  How's that for some name dropping?

Hell, I had way more than that at my prior auditing gig: Beatles, Guns n Roses, Snoop Dogg, Cher, Weird Al, and pretty much every major (and minor) music artist in between (past and present).  :-*

Actually, in sticking with the topic of this thread, it was really sad to see that Brad Delp (of Boston) committed suiced a number of months ago.  I was firing off royalty money to that guy for 7 years, and met him a couple times as well.  Unfortunate to see Owen Wilson attempt to join him...  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on September 15, 2007, 01:56 PM
this is a far sadder death than most:

Alex, the genius parrot, dead at 31. (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/10/science/10cnd-parrot.html?_r=1&oref=slogin)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on September 17, 2007, 04:19 PM
two Match Gamers down:

Brett Somers at 83 (http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070917/D8RNCPEG0.html)

(http://mywebpages.comcast.net/disciullo/Gifs/BrettCharles.gif)

watch out, Richard Dawson - you're next!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: john todd on September 17, 2007, 06:08 PM
it is sad to see the great ones fall.   i hope they have another match game marathon to honor her.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 30, 2007, 06:36 PM
Another Canadian has left us.  :'(

Bond star Lois Maxwell dies at 80 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7020553.stm)

(http://www.colossusblog.com/mt/archives/images/drno6.jpg)

Farewell Miss Moneypenny. (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/rip.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jjks on October 29, 2007, 01:04 AM
Farewell Porter (http://www.thetennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071028/ENTERTAINMENT01/71028029), glad I got to see him perform at the Opry a few months ago.

(http://www.avclub.com/content/files/images/porter-wagoner.article.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JohnH on November 27, 2007, 02:12 AM
Quiet Riot Lead Singer Kevin Dubrow Found Dead at 52 (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312940,00.html)

'Tis a sad day for metal fans. 

John
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 30, 2007, 09:00 PM
Evel Knievel, legendary daredevil, dies (http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/30/obit.knievel/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 5, 2007, 03:42 AM
I love how nobody but Dale said anything about Evil Knievel dying...  Could've been what a reportedly immense dick the guy was to other people, routinely, that caused such an underwhelming response.  I've heard nothing but horror stories about what kind of guy he was to his family and just about anyone else.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 5, 2007, 09:46 AM
I love how nobody but Dale said anything about Evil Knievel dying...  Could've been what a reportedly immense dick the guy was to other people, routinely, that caused such an underwhelming response.

. . .Or it could be that most people around here are simply too young to remember Evel Knievel.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ryan on December 5, 2007, 01:53 PM
Who?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 5, 2007, 02:51 PM
You know, Evel Knievel.  The guy who "jumped the shark" and made the phrase famous... duh.   ::)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 5, 2007, 03:41 PM
I love how nobody but Dale said anything about Evil Knievel dying...  Could've been what a reportedly immense dick the guy was to other people, routinely, that caused such an underwhelming response.

. . .Or it could be that most people around here are simply too young to remember Evel Knievel.

Really?  I guess I never considered most here that young.  I'm 30 and remember him well, but maybe you're right.  I figured there were enough old farts to warrant some response.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 5, 2007, 04:35 PM
Really?  I guess I never considered most here that young.  I'm 30 and remember him well, but maybe you're right.  I figured there were enough old farts to warrant some response.

I'm 32 and my only knowledge of him came from a couple older kids next door, who had some toy of his that they played with in their driveway.  That was pretty much my only exposure to the guy.

But, then again, I was only allowed to watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers up until I was fourteen or so.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: john todd on December 5, 2007, 05:52 PM
if you are over about 35 evel knievel was probably a huge hero.  as a kid we didn't really know about his drinking or womanizing, we just knew he did awesome things on a motorcycle.  and... crashed alot.  pretty much every makeshift ramp any kid put together was due to trying to emulate evel knievel.  he was my generations tony hawk.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2007, 01:15 AM
I do have a brother who is pushing 40, so I had some exposure to EK that maybe you whipper snappers didn't have. ;) 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: hansolo_506 on December 6, 2007, 09:00 AM
You know, Evel Knievel.  The guy who "jumped the shark" and made the phrase famous... duh.   ::)

EK didnt jump a shark.. There were only two bodies of water he jumped over...the fountains in Vegas and the Snake River Canyon.

You're thinking of the Fonz.. HE is the one that "jumped the shark", spawning the pop culture phrase.


You're welcome.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 6, 2007, 09:22 AM
(http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/4607/sarcasmdetectornj2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 6, 2007, 10:40 AM
You know, Evel Knievel.  The guy who "jumped the shark" and made the phrase famous... duh.   ::)

EK didnt jump a shark.. There were only two bodies of water he jumped over...the fountains in Vegas and the Snake River Canyon.

You're thinking of the Fonz.. HE is the one that "jumped the shark", spawning the pop culture phrase.


You're welcome.

Thank you, hansolo_506.  Thank you.

For years, I've felt safe in knowing that Arthur Fonzarelli was the man who "jumped the shark," but nineteen hours ago, my world was violently turned upside down with the "revelation" that it was actually Evel Knievel, and not The Fonz who was responsible.  After all, it must be true, because why else would a JD staff member (and an admin, no less) try to mislead anyone in this way?  To say that this was a massive shock to my system would be an understatement.  Every belief I've ever had was briefly put into question:  If this one thing was untrue, if Fonzie wasn't actually the one who jumped the shark, then what other truisms, that I've held for lo these many years, actually weren't truisms at all, but just other hoaxes cruelly perpetrated on an unsuspecting American public?  For example, what if Sprite, not 7-Up, was the true "uncola?"  What if Bounty-brand paper towels weren't really "the Quilted Quicker Picker-Upper" at all?  As you can probably imagine, the concept of these things being untrue shook me to the core.

But this morning, you came along, and with your post, set everything to ease.  Now I realize that it was indeed Fonzie all along, and not Evel Knievel, who was responsible for this landmark moment in pop-culture history.  I was foolish to let my emotions get the better of me.  My faith in the pop-culture icons of my youth has been restored, but my faith in Jeff "Nataku" Smentek, as an administrator of this website, has been damaged, possibly forever.  Maybe it was just a throwaway post, maybe he was just trying to be cute, maybe he really believes that Evel Knievel jumped the shark, I don't know.  Nevertheless, his post has done near-irreparable damage to my psyche, and for that, he must be punished.  I have reported his post to the rest of the staff, in hopes that one like it will never be made, ever again.  Furthermore, I don't believe that anyone with Mr. Smentek's "sense of humor" should be serving in any kind of official capacity on this website (or any other, for that matter), and I am calling for his immediate removal as JediDefender administrator.  The good people of this website deserve better.

With that said, again, thank you, hansolo_506.  Thank you for setting the record straight.  All is right with the world again.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on December 6, 2007, 03:10 PM
I'm with Jeff...Evel was the shark jumper.  You sir, are an idiot >:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on December 6, 2007, 04:26 PM
the shark was totally fake, anyway.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on December 6, 2007, 04:36 PM
The only guy I've seen jump a shark was Barry Zukercorn.



Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on December 6, 2007, 04:51 PM
The only guy I've seen jump a shark was Barry Zukercorn.





Is that the guy that produced MacGyver?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 6, 2007, 05:00 PM
Hot Ding Dong?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on December 6, 2007, 06:26 PM
My favorite would be the "steamer".

I hear that the ones made in Cleveland are the best.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 6, 2007, 07:44 PM
Bat's tried.

(http://thomaswood.blogsome.com/images/shark.JPG)

January 31, 1977. Chicago, Illinois; Chicago International Amphitheatre.

(http://www.suntimes.com/realchicago_sports/1970s/1970s_sports/1.jpg)

Daredevil Evel Knievel was supposed to jump his motorcycle over a pool of 13 man-eating sharks at the International Amphitheater before a national TV audience, but he slammed into a retaining wall hours before the real jump. About 3,000 people showed up for the January 31 event at the amphitheater. They were offered refunds.

September 20, 1977; Three-part episode.Who's cool and has two thumbs? This guy! Aayy!

(http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/Fonzie_jumps_the_shark.PNG)


Homer...  :D

(http://www.theculturebeat.com/wp-content/photos/shark.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 6, 2007, 09:53 PM
My favorite would be the "steamer".

I hear that the ones made in Cleveland are the best.

This very well may be my most-favorite contribution I've ever made to this forum.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2007, 10:48 PM
They're nothing compared to Pittsburgh Platters though...  but how many of us have glass coffee tables with enough space underneath?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 6, 2007, 11:00 PM
They're nothing compared to Pittsburgh Platters though...  but how many of us have glass coffee tables with enough space underneath?

Jake Ryan's parents do:

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3181/farmertedhs2.jpg)

And now, taken out of context, that scene takes on a whole new meaning.

Thank you, Jesse.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2007, 11:12 PM
That is about the face you see, right before you serve.  Regardless of who's under the table.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on December 12, 2007, 11:57 PM
Ike Turner dead at 76 (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hwJR1EemeIhi-56_2TjX37mlLHSQD8TG5ER00)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2008, 06:57 PM
Suzanne Pleshette dies at 70 (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/01/20/pleshette.obit.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2008, 01:13 AM
A sad day for Space 1999 fans, Brent will remember this chap.

A toast in your honor Prof. Bergman...Cheers!  (http://www.barrymorse.com/)

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j218/shado2/spbs182.jpg)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2008, 11:29 PM
'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080211/ap_on_en_mo/obit_scheider)

 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 11, 2008, 11:34 AM
Might as well be dead (http://www.coreyhaim.tv/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on February 12, 2008, 03:37 AM
'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080211/ap_on_en_mo/obit_scheider)

 :'(

This is sad news indeed. I love Jaws even Jaws 2. RIP.
Title: RIP Boyd Coddington
Post by: Jayson on February 28, 2008, 01:55 PM
A sad day for all car enthusiasts/builders and customizers out there.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Car-building legend Boyd Coddington, whose testosterone-injected cable TV reality show "American Hot Rod" introduced the nation to the West Coast hot rod guru, has died. He was 63.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/28/obit.coddington.ap/index.html
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 3, 2008, 03:37 PM
Singer/Guitarist Jeff Healey succumbs to cancer at 41 (http://music.aol.com/news/story/_a/blind-guitar-legend-jeff-healey-dies/20080303080009990001):'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 3, 2008, 03:53 PM
I'll watch Road House tonight in his honor.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 3, 2008, 04:57 PM
Does one ever really need a reason to watch Road House?

Sad news about Jeff Healey, though.  I was really only familiar with "Angel Eyes," which is still just as good a song today as it was twenty years ago.  RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 3, 2008, 07:49 PM
Does one ever really need a reason to watch Road House?

Sad news about Jeff Healey, though.  I was really only familiar with "Angel Eyes," which is still just as good a song today as it was twenty years ago.  RIP.

Sad news indeed.   :'(

Yeah Matt, still a great song.

Jeff Healey Band-Angel Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYz_LHKrgDY)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 5, 2008, 03:51 PM
Speaking of Road House:

Pancreatic Cancer Hits Patrick Swayze: 5 Weeks to Live (http://www.huliq.com/52697/pancreatic-cancer-hits-patrick-swayze-5-weeks-live)

Quote
Patrick Swayze was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late January. New reports allege that the cancer has spread to other organs and doctors have given his only 5 more weeks to live.

The 55-year-old actor has allegedly been undergoing radical chemotherapy at Stanford University’s cancer center but the treatments are no longer affective. “He was told he could have two more treatments, but his cancer was not responding. In short – they held out little hope for a cure,” said a source. “It’s time to start praying for a miracle.”

Insiders say Patrick Swayze, who is married to Lisa Niemi, has lost weight because he is on a liquid only diet as he cannot keep solid food down due to cancer.

Yikes.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 5, 2008, 04:15 PM
That does suck, if its true.  The news source in this article (http://news.aol.com/entertainment/movies/movie-news-story/ar/_a/mystery-surrounds-swayzes-health/20080305115909990001)  is the National Enquirer.  Hopefully its just been sensationalized. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 5, 2008, 04:20 PM
But why would the National Enquirer sensationalize a story such as this?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2008, 04:51 PM
Christ, who's next? Sam Elliott?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 5, 2008, 05:40 PM
Christ, who's next? Sam Elliott?

You seriously aren't putting Patrick Swayze in the same class as Sam Elliot, are you?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2008, 06:08 PM
Christ, who's next? Sam Elliott?

You seriously aren't putting Patrick Swayze in the same class as Sam Elliot, are you?

Nope, just continuing the potential trend of dead/dying "Road House" actors.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 5, 2008, 08:06 PM
It's official (http://news.aol.com/entertainment/movies/movie-news-story/ar/_a/swayze-diagnosed-with-pancreatic-cancer/20080305115909990001)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2008, 07:27 PM
Author Arthur C. Clarke dies (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/03/18/obit.clarke/index.html)

(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/G/posters/dfmp_0054_2001_a_space_odyssey_1968.jpg)

(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/6173/2001bedroom15yn.png)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 18, 2008, 07:50 PM
Oh wow!  I love those books...too bad.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on March 18, 2008, 08:30 PM
Dang ... I didn't know he was even still alive.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 19, 2008, 11:02 AM
Are they going to shoot him into space like they did to Nimoy?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 19, 2008, 11:48 AM
When did Nimoy die?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on March 19, 2008, 11:49 AM
Nimoy didn't.  He must be thinking of Dave Coulier.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 19, 2008, 11:57 AM
Maybe he was referring to Spock's death in ST: TWOK.  :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 19, 2008, 01:44 PM
Nimoy didn't.  He must be thinking of Dave Coulier.

That's it! I knew someone knew who this was that had his ashs sent into orbit.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on March 19, 2008, 06:49 PM
James Doohan (Scotty) and Gene Roddenberry both had small amounts of their ashes put into space.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 6, 2008, 12:24 AM
Charlton Heston Passes Away at the Age of 84 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=43731)  :'(  :'(

(http://images.allposters.com/images/54/039_33916.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k244/Coopdawg91/Charlton-Heston---Planet-of-the-Ape.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on April 6, 2008, 12:29 AM
I just went out and shot my gun :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 6, 2008, 02:36 AM
I just went out and shot a damn dirty ape.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on April 6, 2008, 03:55 AM
Edit- never mind. It was mean.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 6, 2008, 04:07 AM
Yup, it was.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 6, 2008, 02:54 PM
I betcha I know what that was.  5 words?

Shame shame!!!

 >:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 6, 2008, 08:13 PM
Try as I might, I can't work up any real level of grief over this.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 7, 2008, 12:28 AM
Pretty heartless.  He had a great life and gave us some great performances in some of the most memorable movies of all time.  Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments just being two in a very long list.

I know there's a soylent green reference here, but I'm not going there.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on April 7, 2008, 02:39 AM
I thought he did his best work in Bowling for Columbine.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Reid on April 7, 2008, 04:07 PM
I'll never forget his cameo in Wayne's World 2.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 27, 2008, 01:05 AM
Director Sydney Pollack Passed away at the age of 73. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,358241,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 29, 2008, 08:02 PM
Comic actor Harvey Korman dies at 81 (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/29/korman.obit/index.html)  :'(

(http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/lw2145g.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/135/321820411_65050e4919.jpg) (http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/5/5e/Swhs82.jpg)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 29, 2008, 08:06 PM
Wow....what a good run though.  Even so he'll be missed.

These things happen in three's....kinda scary to even think who else could be leaving us.  :-[
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 29, 2008, 08:19 PM
I always loved the way Tim Conway would crack up Harvey on the Carol Burnett show, they were a team.

Dentist Sketch - The Carol Burnett Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9T8i4FkNVo)

(http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/carol1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on May 30, 2008, 12:02 AM
"Oh look, honey, Hedy Lamarr!"

"HEDLEY!!"

RIP.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 13, 2008, 03:44 PM
Tim Russert Dead at 58 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25145431/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on June 13, 2008, 04:23 PM
damn. no late hour election night RussertTron moments any more.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Force Guy on June 13, 2008, 05:49 PM
Russert's passing is certainly shocking.  I loved Meet The Press.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2008, 06:23 PM
Crap.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 14, 2008, 07:26 AM
I've faithfully watched Meet the Press for about two years now and sporatically before that.

His hard nosed but fair questioning of political figures was awesome to watch. He made every one of them squrim at some point during the interview.

He didn't make his personal view known openly and I liked him for that. He treated Dems and Reps the same.

I have yet to buy either of his two books, I may do so now.

I'm very curious with what NBC plans to do this Sunday. I'm hoping for the show to start as a memorial then actually show the show that was recorded, then end with a final tribute.

Russert was named Father of the year more than once. There's so many more accolades that could be bestowed upon him.

I know I'll miss him on Meet the Press. Those are some BIG shoes to fill.

God Bless you Tim and thanks!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 16, 2008, 01:52 PM
Stan Winston R.I.P. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37106)
Title: R.I.P. Stan Winston!
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 16, 2008, 04:54 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2008/06/stan-winston-de.html

I can't believe it's true.

Damn, he was the best at what he did. Responsible for so many of the best modern movie monsters. Terminator, Predator, Alien Queen, Pumpkinhead, even the Jurassic Park dinos.

He'll be missed!

-Sal
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 16, 2008, 07:20 PM
Wow! Yes, Stan will surely be missed.  :'(

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 23, 2008, 01:31 AM
George Carlin, dead at 71. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,370121,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on June 23, 2008, 02:01 AM
Dammit, no!

RIP George :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Reid on June 23, 2008, 11:20 AM
Woah.

Didn't see that coming. Sad to see one of the stand-up greats go.

RIP George.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Neal on June 23, 2008, 11:26 AM
I don't normally respond much in these "RIP" threads, but it's different with George.  The guy was a comedic genius, and his unique view of the world will be greatly missed.  He was the only comic I ever paid to see, and I can't see that changing in the future.
I propose that we all have a "moment of screaming" in George's honor.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on June 23, 2008, 12:58 PM
Carlin was a giant in the comedy world.  I was concerned about his health when I saw his most recent HBO special.  I wish I had made a point of seeing him locally a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 23, 2008, 06:46 PM
Carlin at Carnegie is one of the best stand-up specials of all time!

He will be missed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2008, 08:16 PM
George was here doing a show at the Jubilee where my brother works a few months back, damn fine comedian.

I remember seeing him on the Flip Wilson show, Thomas the Tank Engine & of course Al Sleet the  Hippy Dippy Weatherman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1uaw3WIOlc). Also the famous 7 words you can't say on TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTyzTJTNhNk) routine, language warning in that link BTW.  ;D

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Lvq1G-hR9Gc/RvCVfff1hmI/AAAAAAAAEoI/D5C2LxtZVJA/george+carlin+-the+hippy-dippy+weather+man.JPG)  (http://redlightnaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/thomas.jpg)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif) You will be missed.  :'(
Title: R.I.P. Michael Turner
Post by: SITHSPAWN on June 29, 2008, 06:48 PM
Michael Turner lost his fight with cancer Friday. :( 

Aspen Comics MLT (http://www.aspencomics.com/index.asp)

Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080628-TurnerMourning.html)

Wizards Magazine (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/062808michaelturner.html)

He's one of my all time favorite comic artist and I'll really miss his work.  I'm glad I was at least to meet him for a second, getting his autograph at a comic con.  Just wish I could have spent some time to actually get to talk to him though.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ryan on July 2, 2008, 04:44 PM
Veteran Actor Don S. Davis (http://www.gateworld.net/news/2008/06/don_s._davis_1942-2008.shtml) passes away.

 :'(  :'(  :'(

(http://www.gateworld.net/news/graphics/davis02.jpg)

Quote

Don S. Davis: 1942-2008
Monday - June 30, 2008 | by Darren Sumner   

With great sadness we must report that veteran actor Don S. Davis passed away on June 29, 2008. He was 65 years old.

Don co-starred on Stargate SG-1 for the show's first seven years, helping to launch the enduring science fiction franchise. Davis played Major General George Hammond, base commander and a father figure to many of the show's characters.

He is also well-known for his portrayal of Major Garland Briggs in Twin Peaks.

Off-screen, Don was beloved by the show's cast and crew. He departed the show in 2003 due to a medical condition that restricted his workload, but returned for several guest appearances on SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis in the following years. Don worked hard to improve his health, and continued to work both on screen and off until his death.

The following message was provided by Don's representative and his wife, Ruby Fleming-Davis:


Dear Fans and Friends of Don S. Davis,

So many of you have been touched by not only the work and art of Don S. Davis, but by the man himself, who always took the time to be with you at the appearances he loved, that it is with a tremendous sense of loss I must share with you that Don passed away from a massive heart attack on Sunday morning, June 29th.

On behalf of his family and wife, Ruby, we thank you for your prayers and condolences. A family memorial where Don's ashes will be scattered in the ocean will take place in a few weeks, and should you wish to, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in Don's memory.


Born August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri and raised there, Don received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in theater and art from Southwest Missouri State College in 1965. He then served three years on active duty in the United States Army, entering as a Second Lieutenant. He rose to the rank of Captain and was stationed in Korea before completing his required tour of active duty.

Upon leaving the army, Don began working toward a Master's degree in theater at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois, and received his Master's degree in 1970. He taught at the University of British Columbia for a decade before returning to SIU to complete his coursework for a PhD in theater, receiving the degree in 1982.


Photo from Southern Alumni 
Don's list of film and television credits is lengthy, dating back to 1982. He met Stargate co-star Richard Dean Anderson on the set of MacGyver, where Don worked as a stunt double for actor Dana Elcar.

When production on Stargate SG-1 began in 1997, the producers tapped Davis to play the base commander -- originally written to be a by-the-book antagonist, but quickly softened by Don's own personality and experience.

In 2003 Don married his soul mate and the great love of his life, Ruby Fleming-Davis. The two have resided in British Columbia with their three dogs, Teto, Ming and Charley.

Don's off-screen career as an artist blossomed especially in the years since he left Stargate. A look at his Web site, DonSDavisArt.com, reveals his tremendous gifts in painting, drawing, and woodcarving.

Don's final Stargate appearance is in Stargate: Continuum, the SG-1 DVD movie that will be released July 29 in North America and August 18 in the United Kingdom. He will also appear in the forthcoming films "Vipers," "Woodshop," and "Far Cry," according to the Internet Movie Database.

Many fans of Don's work have had the opportunity to meet him in person, as he was also a regular face at fan conventions around the world. Fans learned that behind General Hammond was a Southern gentleman with a big heart, a no-nonsense attitude, and all the love and respect one could imagine.

GateWorld's editors visited with Don in 2006, where he talked at length about his career, his time on Stargate, and his feelings about his fellow cast members. That two-part video interview, "Intimate Portrait," may be found in the Interviews archive.

Services for Don S. Davis will be small and private in Vancouver. His Web sites will be updated this week, and his obituary has been published in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Don's memory.

Memories of Don can be shared at GateWorld Forum. Also watch the site this week for our full tribute to this stellar actor and man, beginning with a video tribute later today.

(Some material from DonSDavis.com and DonSDavisArt.com)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 2, 2008, 05:36 PM
Woah! A very good actor, a sad day for SG-1 fans. (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)

(http://stargate.mgm.com/images/spotlight/spotlight1214949564.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on July 2, 2008, 05:52 PM
Dammit.  This year sucks.  Any time you watched a movie or TV show and saw Don Davis' name in the credits you knew that no matter how bad it might be, there would be at least one part of it watchable.

I loved him on Stargate and I'm glad he had a part in the upcoming DVD release.  One more time to enjoy seeing him on screen.

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on July 2, 2008, 06:11 PM
Sad.  I'll always remember him as Scully's father.....
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on July 2, 2008, 10:41 PM
I always liked him in SG-1 and his other works.  I never heard what or why he decided to leave SG1 but reading the article found the reason.  RIP
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 3, 2008, 02:00 AM
Very sad....especially now since I'm rewatching all the SG-1 episodes with my wife.   :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on July 12, 2008, 10:41 AM
Tony Snow, Former White House Press Secretary and FOX News Anchor, Dies at 53 (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,381250,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 13, 2008, 02:45 AM
We also lost Bobby Murcer today. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,381303,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on August 9, 2008, 12:32 PM
Goddamn!  Bernie Mac, dead at 50 (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0548424/).

Didn't I just say that 2008 really sucks?

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Reid on August 9, 2008, 01:00 PM
First Heath Ledger, now Bernie Mac? 2008 is really the year of unexpected deaths...

RIP Bernie.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 9, 2008, 03:13 PM
Dead from pneumonia?  What the ****?!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 9, 2008, 05:01 PM
Wow - that sucks.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on August 10, 2008, 01:24 AM
I was shocked when I heard the news about Bernie Mac.  I really liked him and he always made me laugh.  RIP indeed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on August 10, 2008, 04:45 PM
Gah!  Two down...whose going to complete the trifecta?

Soul legend Isaac Hayes dies. (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/10/hayes.obit/index.html)

RIP Chef.

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Hemish on August 10, 2008, 07:04 PM
Yeah was shocked to see chef died, very sad
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 10, 2008, 07:41 PM
Gah!  Two down...whose going to complete the trifecta?

(http://www.isaachayes.com/soul_men.jpg)

 :-\

RIP Chef and Bernie
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 10, 2008, 07:49 PM
Gah!  Two down...whose going to complete the trifecta?

(http://www.isaachayes.com/soul_men.jpg)

 :-\

RIP Chef and Bernie

Thanks for jinxing Sam Jackson.  >:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Reid on August 10, 2008, 09:31 PM
Very sad to hear this. RIP Isaac.

Strange that two actors, in the same upcoming film, would pass away a day apart... Very strange...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2008, 08:52 AM
Wow, so long Chef. Thanks for the theme to Shaft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG1PUlDfVQs), the laughs & the Chocolate Salty Balls! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UWCkHPoApA)  :D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GPWNXDB5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 19, 2008, 11:07 PM
Sax player in Dave Matthews Band has died (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26302031/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on September 2, 2008, 10:51 AM
Sorry Dressel...

'In a world' voice-over master dies at 68 (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/02/obit.lafontaine/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on September 2, 2008, 03:55 PM
Snowman is "East bound and down".... Jerry Reed dies at age 71 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26511875/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on September 2, 2008, 06:21 PM
Snowman is "East bound and down".... Jerry Reed dies at age 71 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26511875/)

"Awww hell, I got to go!"  :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on September 3, 2008, 04:08 AM
That sucks. I enjoyed him in the Smokey and the Bandit movies.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: evenflow on September 15, 2008, 01:12 PM
Richard Wright passed away. Wish they would have done that Pink Floyd reunion.

Richard Wright (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_en_ce/eu_britain_pink_floyd_2)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 15, 2008, 01:42 PM
Oh man, this is indeed sad.   :'(

Richard has gone to The Great Gig In The Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enwnt7-j90k).  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a015.gif)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Reid on September 15, 2008, 03:08 PM
Holy ****, much like Syd, I didn't see this one coming. I guess this squashes any talk of a Floyd reunion.

Sad to see one of the greatest keyboard players for one of the greatest bands go.

RIP Richard  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 15, 2008, 08:33 PM
Shame.  Pink Floys is (was) such an awesome band.  One of my absolute favorites.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris on September 15, 2008, 11:53 PM
Indeed sad. Floyd is pretty much my favorite band or one of the absolute top.
Title: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: Jayson on September 27, 2008, 10:05 AM
Hollywood Legend Paul Newman has passed away (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26913988/) at age 83 after battling cancer.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 27, 2008, 10:35 AM
Very sad.  :'(

Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Sting & Slap Shot are my fav's.

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: Scott on September 27, 2008, 10:51 AM
For sure one of my favorite actors of all time.  He lived a long, full life so here's to you Paul, I think I'll eat a hard boiled egg for lunch
Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: P-Siddy on September 27, 2008, 01:06 PM
I saw Paul quite a few times (on a yearly basis) during my life at Elkhart Lake while attending the races there. He owned a team and was quite a class act. He will be missed and the world needs more guys like him.
Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: jjks on September 27, 2008, 01:17 PM
Butch Cassidy is one of my earliest movie memories. Getting to stay up late watching it with my dad is still a great memory for me.
Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: Jesse James on September 27, 2008, 02:07 PM
Slapshot, filmed just a little bit from me over in Johnstown...  A classic forever and must-watch for any hockey fan.  I usually don't care about famous people dying but this one bummed me a little bit.
Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: King_Maul on September 27, 2008, 04:43 PM
RIP Paul, and thanks for the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 27, 2008, 06:23 PM
Along with Slapshot, Nobody's Fool is another great movie, which was filmed in my home town of Beacon, NY.  I like watching the movie for his acting as well as seeing a bunch of my friends in the background.

He had a great career as well as a great life and will be missed.
Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: Mikey D on September 27, 2008, 08:51 PM
I'm usually not one who gets upset when a celebrity dies and even though it wasn't all that unexpected, this one bums me out a bit.  An excellent actor and an even better human being.  Thanks for the great movies (and delicious coffee), Paul.

Title: Re: RIP Paul Newman
Post by: Matt on September 27, 2008, 09:07 PM
Several years ago, I bought the 1998 movie Twilight on DVD so I could see what Reese Witherspoon's boobs looked like.  But tonight, I'll watch it for Paul Newman's performance as a grizzled ex-cop and private dick.

Where the hell are the singing cats, indeed. 

Goodbye, Newman.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on October 11, 2008, 12:33 PM
Furthermore, I don't believe that anyone with Mr. Smentek's "sense of humor" should be serving in any kind of official capacity on this website (or any other, for that matter), and I am calling for his immediate removal as JediDefender administrator.  The good people of this website deserve better.

Gee, Matt, you have quite an influence on here!  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on October 11, 2008, 08:19 PM
Gee, Matt, you have quite an influence on here!  ;)

You should find something better to do with your time.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 5, 2008, 01:12 PM
Michael Crichton has died.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on November 5, 2008, 01:27 PM
Damn.  What a shame.  I really enjoyed his novels, and, of course, E.R.  I didn't know he was sick, but apparently, he kept his battle with cancer (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/11/05/obit.crichton/index.html) private, as it should have been.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2008, 02:51 PM
That sucks.  I really enjoyed his novels.  Hopefully they dig some crappy ones out of the vault to release.
Title: Michael Crichton 1942-2008
Post by: bamaker on November 5, 2008, 03:10 PM
Sadly, Michael Crichton passed away today after a private battle with cancer.  He was one of my favorite authors.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081105/ap_en_ce/obit_crichton (http://www.yoursite.com)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2008, 07:45 PM
I've read a couple of his novels. Didn't think too highly of them. They are just too repetitive for me. But I do enjoy the movies that were based on his books. Oh well, I guess we still have Dan Brown to write mindless popcorn thrillers for us.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 5, 2008, 10:32 PM
I went through a stretch back when I was in middle and high school where I ate up everything I could find by him.  Jurassic Park was the first book I read that had hundreds of pages and no pictures.  IIRC that was 7th grade and I was 13.  After that I tore through Sphere, Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Rising Sun, Terminal Man, and Andromeda Strain.

I stopped reading his stuff around Disclosure, probably too adult oriented for me at the time and I didn't get into it.

Maybe I'll go pick up one of the more recent ones and give it a look.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2008, 10:46 PM
Truthfully Rob I'm not sure if you'll enjoy the more recent stuff.  I'd say he took a turn to the more cynical in some of his later works and was (rightly or wrongly) trying to make moral statements in many cases.  I think they're good reads and should be taken as fiction because that is what they are.  But then I'm a wee bit cynical meself.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 6, 2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks for the advice.  I just looked at his list of books and some of the titles looked like they might have been interesting.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2008, 12:18 PM
Some of you might be to young to know her.

1950s pinup model Bettie Page dead at 85  (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/12/bettie.page.obit/index.html)

Rocketeer - Bettie Page (http://weirdscifi.ratiosemper.com/rocketeer/bettie.html)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on December 12, 2008, 01:29 PM
God rest her soul.  She had a sad life there for a while.  It's funny -- I always assumed she died young -- like Marilyn Monroe -- until I read an interview with her in Playboy last year.  I was quite surprised to find that she was still alive.  I must admitted, it took away from her mystique a little.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 18, 2008, 10:25 PM
Voice of 'Star Trek,' Majel Barrett- Roddenbery, dead at 76 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2008/12/18/2008-12-18_voice_of_star_trek_majel_barrett_roddenb.html)

(http://www.startrek.com/imageuploads/200308/lib-roddenberry-majel/320x240.jpg)

Majel is now with Gene. (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 19, 2008, 03:36 PM
I rarely care about this thread but this sort of was a bummer.  She was always a favorite of mine on ST:TNG as her appearance always meant for a more relaxed/funny episode.

"Mr. Woof, get my bags".  Hah.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 19, 2008, 06:55 PM
She also played a Centauri on Babylon 5 once...a very powerful episode.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on December 26, 2008, 01:41 AM
Just saw this on Bloody Disgusting:

Eartha Kitt, sultry 'Santa Baby' singer, dies (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j1C56dYy4W-IgXZueldUkrEjKMxwD95A1JH80)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: bamaker on January 14, 2009, 04:26 PM
RIP Khan (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090114/ap_en_ce/obit_montalban)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 14, 2009, 04:35 PM
That sucks  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: knashdx on January 14, 2009, 04:55 PM
RIP Khan Noonien Singh
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 14, 2009, 07:10 PM
I wonder if Harvey Villachez met him at the gate wearing the white suit.   :)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2009, 09:55 PM
Wow, lost 2 good actors in 1 day. Ricardo Montalban & now Patrick McGoohan (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-patrick-mcgoohan15-2009jan15,0,3951859.story).

RIP Khan & RIP Number 6.  :'(

(http://startrekreview.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/ricardomontalban9.jpg)  (http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj298/dakkmofukka/Mr_six_original.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Keonobi on February 13, 2009, 03:15 PM
Gerry Niewood, the saxophonist from Chuck Mangione's band, was on flight 3407, which crashed outside Buffalo NY.  There are probably only a few JDers who are old enough, or like Jazz enough, to remember him, but he had worked with Mangione for essentially the last 40 years, in particular the time around Bellavia.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 17, 2009, 04:56 PM
Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson is all but dead after suffering severe injury while skiing in Canada. She's officially brain dead and is being transported back to the US before being taken off life support.  :-\

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509477,00.html
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2009, 05:25 PM
That's terrible for Neeson and their family.  Sudden stuff to someone relatively young is always a tragedy.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 17, 2009, 07:08 PM
What a shame.  I also heard last night that Ron Silver passed away recently after losing his battle with cancer.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 17, 2009, 10:42 PM
Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson is all but dead after suffering severe injury while skiing in Canada. She's officially brain dead and is being transported back to the US before being taken off life support.  :-\

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509477,00.html

I heard on the radio this morning that Neeson left the set to fly to see his wife because of an injury but didn't realize it was this serious.  Wow.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on March 17, 2009, 11:04 PM
I feel sorry for Neeson and his family hopefully somehow she pulls through.  Unfourtantely it sounds like this is just a  move to get the family time to say goodbye then turn the machines off.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2009, 02:48 AM
Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson is all but dead after suffering severe injury while skiing in Canada. She's officially brain dead and is being transported back to the US before being taken off life support.  :-\

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509477,00.html

The brain dead is an unconfirmed rumor thus far, nothing official yet.

Natasha Richardson fans hoping her skiing accident is not as serious as some might suspect (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/03/natasha-richard.html)

Very tragic for Neeson & family, hopefully just rumors.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 18, 2009, 09:53 PM
 :'( Natasha passed away at 8:00pm after being taken off life support.Goodbye to a truly lovely lady.My deepest sympathies for Liam and his family
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on March 18, 2009, 10:12 PM
Sad indeed, but I'd rather die like that than to live through what Christopher Reeve had to live through (that's not living IMO) - my only brother died instantly due to a massive blow to the head in a car wreck 1/2 mile from my home when I was 14.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 19, 2009, 12:57 AM
:'( Natasha passed away at 8:00pm after being taken off life support.Goodbye to a truly lovely lady.My deepest sympathies for Liam and his family

That's sad news.  Condolences to the family.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on March 19, 2009, 11:30 PM
Awful news.   :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on March 31, 2009, 02:35 PM
Damn!  Andy Hallet (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0728832/) has passed away.  He was Lorne on "Angel."

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: john todd on March 31, 2009, 06:58 PM
Damn!  Andy Hallet (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0728832/) has passed away.  He was Lorne on "Angel."

   E...

wow... only 33 years old.  that sucks.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ryan on April 1, 2009, 03:36 AM
Damn!  Andy Hallet (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0728832/) has passed away.  He was Lorne on "Angel."

   E...

Wow, very sad indeed. :(

That's two Angel regulars who have passed on before the age of 40 now.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: EdSolo on April 1, 2009, 08:02 AM
Damn!  Andy Hallet (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0728832/) has passed away.  He was Lorne on "Angel."

   E...

Wow, very sad indeed. :(

That's two Angel regulars who have passed on before the age of 40 now.

I read about Andy, but who was the other actor who passed away?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on April 1, 2009, 10:19 AM
Glenn Quinn who played Allen Doyle in the first season died of an overdose back in 2002.  Unless there's someone else that I'm forgetting?

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2009, 04:52 PM
R.I.P. Ackmena (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517920,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on April 25, 2009, 05:05 PM
R.I.P. Ackmena (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517920,00.html)

What a shame...Maybe Lucas will loosen his restrictions now on the Holiday Special.....ya probably not.  Sad though.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 27, 2009, 09:57 AM
In her memory Bea Arthur DESERVES an action figure. Crazy as it may seem.

In her role she played the nighttime bartender of the Cantina.

However she had a prolific career.

I most certainly would PROUDLY display an action figure of her in my collection.

Come on Lucas/LFL, give us Ackmena!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on April 27, 2009, 11:28 AM
Sad news.  Good bye Ackmena and Golden Girl.   :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jim on April 28, 2009, 01:13 PM
Wow suprised no one mentioned this recent death. Marilyn Chambers dead at 56.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/13/obit.chambers/ (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/13/obit.chambers/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2009, 02:14 PM
I still have my polaroid of her & I taken at the strip joint gift shop.  :-X
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on May 1, 2009, 08:58 PM
Record 12-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, Danny Gans, dies suddenly at the age of 52.

Many of my family and friends who have seen him perform highly recommended to see his show in Vegas, but I never did.  Unfortunately, I'll never see him perform live.  Known as "The Man With Many Voices", Gans was a singer-actor-impressionist and was famous for doing celebrity impressions with emphasis on musical impressions.  RIP Danny Gans.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090501/ap_en_ot/obit_danny_gans (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090501/ap_en_ot/obit_danny_gans)

 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on May 1, 2009, 10:18 PM
Record 12-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, Danny Gans, dies suddenly at the age of 52.

Many of my family and friends who have seen him perform highly recommended to see his show in Vegas, but I never did.  Unfortunately, I'll never see him perform live.  Known as "The Man With Many Voices", Gans was a singer-actor-impressionist and was famous for doing celebrity impressions with emphasis on musical impressions.  RIP Danny Gans.
 

Damn, that's too bad.  My wife and I go to Vegas every year and we keep saying that we wanted to see him perform.  RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on May 1, 2009, 11:55 PM
Damn, that's shocking. I've been to Vegas a few times, and never got to see his show. RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2009, 01:20 PM
Dom DeLuise passes away at age 75. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30581493/)  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 5, 2009, 01:27 PM
Dom DeLuise passes away at age 75. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30581493/)  :-\

Gah! Captain Chaos!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)   :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on May 5, 2009, 01:35 PM
Sad....I don't remember much of him outside of Smokey & the Bandit and some weird talk show he had in the 80's.  Wasn't his son on 21 Jump Street back in the day too?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 5, 2009, 02:00 PM
His son's Peter & Michael were on that show.

Dom was also the voice for Pizza The Hutt.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on May 5, 2009, 03:52 PM
I just saw that news on Yahoo.  Bummer.  RIP Dom.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on May 5, 2009, 07:45 PM
Sad....I don't remember much of him outside of Smokey & the Bandit ...

Do you mean Cannonball Run?  I get the two confused too.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on May 6, 2009, 07:32 AM
Sad....I don't remember much of him outside of Smokey & the Bandit ...

Do you mean Cannonball Run?  I get the two confused too.

He was in Smokey & the Bandit Part II as the Doctor and in both Cannonball Run Movies.

I always thought his movie roles were very funny and am sad to here he passed.  :'(
R.I.P.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on May 6, 2009, 01:32 PM
There was a Smoky II??

Who knew?

I also liked him in all of his Scooby Doo appearances.

This cloud does have a silver lining...it will now be easier to tell DeLuise from Chef Paul Prudhomme.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Force Guy on May 6, 2009, 03:50 PM
...it will now be easier to tell DeLuise from Chef Paul Prudhomme.



 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2009, 04:03 PM
There was a Smoky II??

Who knew?

There's also a 3, but Reynolds wasn't in it, only Jerry Reed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 4, 2009, 11:37 AM
David Carradine found dead (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/06/04/obit.david.carradine/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on June 4, 2009, 11:37 AM
Bill Killed (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/06/04/world/AP-AS-Thailand-DavidCar.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 4, 2009, 11:38 AM
Bill Killed (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/06/04/world/AP-AS-Thailand-DavidCar.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)

David Carradine found dead (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/06/04/obit.david.carradine/index.html)

Beat ya!  :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 4, 2009, 11:41 AM
I heard he was found hanged in his hotel room.  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 4, 2009, 11:57 AM
What the hell?   ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 4, 2009, 12:28 PM
I heard he was found hanged in his hotel room.  :-\

Good god!  :-\

David Carradine spoke of suicide wish before his death in Bangkok hotel (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/5445266/David-Carradine-spoke-of-suicide-wish-before-his-death-in-Bangkok-hotel.html)

Kill Bill star found 'hanged' in Thai hotel room (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Kill_Bill_star_found_hanged_in_Thai_hotel_room&in_article_id=678957&in_page_id=34)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 4, 2009, 01:54 PM
David Carradine found in Bangkok after 'accidental death' (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article6431764.ece)

Quote
The 73-year-old American was reportedly discovered hanged, but his manager, Chuck Binder, told Times Online he believed it was an "accidental death".

Carradine was in Thailand to shoot the movie Stretch. The film crew reportedly became aware of his absence when they went out to dine at a restaurant yesterday.

Thai police have told reporters that a hotel maid discovered Carradine's body in a wardrobe with rope around his neck and other parts of his body.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 4, 2009, 02:47 PM
"Rope around other parts"?

Suicide or murder... how could you accidentally hang yourself in a closet?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 4, 2009, 02:58 PM
What if it was one of those accidental autoerotic asphyxiation type of things like Michael Hutchence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hutchence) from INXS?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 4, 2009, 03:10 PM
Quote
CNN) -- American actor David Carradine has been found dead, hanging by a nylon rope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand, according a Thai police official.

His personal manager, Chuck Binder, confirmed his death but gave no details.

The rope was believed to be from the hotel room curtains, Bangkok Police Lt. Col. Pirom Chanpirom said.

He said investigators found no sign of forced entry into Carradine's room.

An autopsy was being conducted at a Bangkok hospital, but no results will be available for another day, he said.

Police provided Carradine's family with the same information about their investigation, said Tiffany Smith, Carradine's personal co-manager. Smith said that she was "in complete shock" and that suggestions that Carradine took his own life are unbelievable.

"Knowing David, he would never commit suicide," and his death comes at a time when his "career is on a roll," she said.

Carradine was in Bangkok for filming of the movie "Stretch," being produced by a United Kingdom-based company, she said. He was the only American cast member.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 4, 2009, 05:11 PM
What if it was one of those accidental autoerotic asphyxiation type of things like Michael Hutchence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hutchence) from INXS?

Now that you say that, quite a possibility. Never considered that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 5, 2009, 09:51 AM
David Carradine's manager suspects foul play in actor's death (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/06/05/carradine.death/index.html)

Quote
(CNN) -- David Carradine's wife and his manager disputed suggestions that the actor's death was a suicide, while rescue workers and police in Bangkok, Thailand, said the actor's neck and genitals were found bound with rope.

Bangkok police said Carradine was found hanging by a nylon rope in a Bangkok hotel room closet Thursday morning.

A member of the emergency crew who was called to the hotel after a maid found Carradine told CNN that a yellow nylon rope was tied around the actor's neck and a black rope was around his genitals. Police later confirmed that information.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Keonobi on June 5, 2009, 04:24 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090604/ap_on_en_mu/us_obit_taylor

Koko Taylor RIP
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 5, 2009, 04:46 PM


A member of the emergency crew who was called to the hotel after a maid found Carradine told CNN that a yellow nylon rope was tied around the actor's neck and a black rope was around his genitals. Police later confirmed that information.
[/quote]

Wait, what the hell is the black rope for?!?!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 5, 2009, 05:08 PM
Sounds like he was getting his freak on.

I think Jeff called it.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on June 5, 2009, 06:07 PM
George Carlin had the foresight to inform us of the lovely phenomenon that is auto-erotic asphyxia.  Looks like we've we've got a new celebrity victim to add to the ever growing tally of morons who have to take their perversion that one extra step into making things life threatening.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 5, 2009, 07:46 PM
You'd think after so many people have died doing this sort of thing they'd have a spotter or something!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 12, 2009, 09:56 AM
Expert: David Carradine Didn't Commit Suicide (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20284705,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on June 23, 2009, 09:29 AM
Ed McMahon can now search the stars... (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/ed-mcmahon-dies/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 23, 2009, 11:16 AM
Bummer, RIP Ed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2009, 12:52 PM
Best talk show sidekick ever! (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on June 23, 2009, 02:15 PM
Ed McMahon can now search the stars... (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/ed-mcmahon-dies/)

I watched that show religiously as a kid for some reason.  Farewell dude.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on June 24, 2009, 12:43 AM
Celebrity Death Watch:  Walter Cronkite Edition (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/23/ap/celebrities/main5108067.shtml)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 24, 2009, 01:44 PM
On the day he dies, you can expect CBS to say, "And thats the way it is."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 25, 2009, 01:23 PM
Farah Fawcett receives last rights (http://abcnews.go.com/2020/FarrahFawcett/story?id=7916217&page=1)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 25, 2009, 01:50 PM
She's Gone (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20240288,00.html)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 25, 2009, 01:55 PM
(http://graneyandthepig.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/farrahfawcettposter.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 25, 2009, 03:04 PM
Now I feel really old.  I loved watching Charlie's Angels.  RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on June 25, 2009, 03:20 PM
So sad.  Now she will finally have peace and relief.  Did anyone see her documentary?  Very courageous, I thought - putting a face on what cancer is really like.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 25, 2009, 05:35 PM
I hope she's awarded a posthumous Emmy for that documentary.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on June 25, 2009, 06:00 PM
Celebrity Death Watch:  Michael Jackson Edition (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-rushed-to-the-hospital/)

 :o
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on June 25, 2009, 06:48 PM
Michael has kicked it, at least according to TMZ. (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest)

Now that's one I honestly didn't see coming.

Not a good week. :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on June 25, 2009, 07:06 PM
Michael has kicked it, at least according to TMZ. (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest)

Now that's one I honestly didn't see coming.

Not a good week. :-\

This is one of those shockers like Heath Ledger.  Feel sorry for his kids hopefully his family will take good care of them.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on June 25, 2009, 07:07 PM
WTF   ???   This came from left field.  Sad to admit - but he was super cool when I was like 6 or 7.  Always wanted one of those orange/red leather jackets back in the day.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on June 25, 2009, 07:29 PM
CNN:  He's in a coma

LATimes:  He's dead
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 25, 2009, 07:43 PM
I'm lookin' at you, Mark Sanford....
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 25, 2009, 08:11 PM
Definitely didn't see that last one coming.  RIP Michael Jackson.  RIP Farah Faucett.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on June 25, 2009, 08:27 PM
Sad about MJ, even though he freaked out in recent years.  Most of us that grew up in the 80's have to admit he had some good jams and we probably have to admit to having a couple of his tunes on our Ipods today.  I know I do.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on June 25, 2009, 08:57 PM
The Web Collapses Under The Weight Of Michael Jackson's Death (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/25/the-web-collapses-under-the-weight-of-michael-jacksons-death/)

Contributing to the problem yay! :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2009, 09:22 PM
Well there goes another trilogy.  Weird how these things come in threes.  I wasnt surprised by Jackson.  I had heard he had a pretty bad addiction to prescription pills over the last few years, which in turn would result in his heart stopping like it did. At least kids will be safe in his neighborhood again.  Yeah I know he was found innocent, but so was OJ.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on June 26, 2009, 08:13 AM
He might have been weird, but he was a great singer / performer.  I can't imagine growing up in the 80's without the King of Pop's music and music videos.  R.I.P. Michael Jackson. :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on June 26, 2009, 10:37 AM
At least kids will be safe in his neighborhood again.  Yeah I know he was found innocent, but so was OJ.

To be clear, no one ever said he nabbed a random kid from the mall or lured them off of the schoolground.  Some mother allowed her child to spend the night unsupervised at a pop star's home.  Kids will not be safe in MJ's neighborhood as long as there are dip**** stupid parents like that living down the block.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 26, 2009, 11:00 AM
Regardless of his problems outside of his career, he had some of the best music ever.

I'm making today a tribute day to him and listening to only his music.

RIP Michael, you'll be missed and long remembered.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on June 26, 2009, 12:55 PM
I was never a fan of his in the 80's.  I've never owned one of his albums.  I don't have a single MP3 of his music (bootleg or paid for) and depending on the song, I usually don't listen to his stuff when it comes on the radio.

I understand what he did for POP music, but I've never been a fan.  It was a surprise that he died yesterday but honestly, I can't seem to care.

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 26, 2009, 03:39 PM
I was never a fan of his in the 80's.  I've never owned one of his albums.  I don't have a single MP3 of his music (bootleg or paid for) and depending on the song, I usually don't listen to his stuff when it comes on the radio.

I understand what he did for POP music, but I've never been a fan.  It was a surprise that he died yesterday but honestly, I can't seem to care.

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Call me a heartless bastard, but ditto.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on June 26, 2009, 06:44 PM
I was never a fan of his in the 80's.  I've never owned one of his albums.  I don't have a single MP3 of his music (bootleg or paid for) and depending on the song, I usually don't listen to his stuff when it comes on the radio.

I understand what he did for POP music, but I've never been a fan.  It was a surprise that he died yesterday but honestly, I can't seem to care.

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Call me a heartless bastard, but ditto.

Me three.  He was cute when he was a little kid in the Jackson 5.........
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on June 26, 2009, 06:54 PM
Don't forget he was black back in the day..........   :-X   I never understood why he went through all of those surgeries.  black or white...ya ya ya
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on June 26, 2009, 06:56 PM
I was a HUGE fan of Thriller back in the day, but sort of has lost that lovin feeling by the time Bad came out.  I genuinely like some of his music and it was a time of reflection of my own mortality yesterday...that was about it.  He was a perverted bastard and I'm not shedding any tears over his death (like I don't for pretty much all celebrities, the obvious exception being Fred "Rerun" Berry)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 26, 2009, 07:35 PM
I was a HUGE fan of Thriller back in the day, but sort of has lost that lovin feeling by the time Bad came out.  I genuinely like some of his music and it was a time of reflection of my own mortality yesterday...that was about it.  He was a perverted bastard and I'm not shedding any tears over his death (like I don't for pretty much all celebrities, the obvious exception being Fred "Rerun" Berry)

Word.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0SHV4Xn2N_M/Sdv2W4JwLEI/AAAAAAAACIo/Sa2N4S6yHAk/s400/rerun.jpg)

I'll mourn ya 'till I join ya.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 27, 2009, 11:44 AM
Scott, don't forget Dave Coulier...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on June 27, 2009, 06:10 PM
Via text forward:

"When Farrah Fawcett died, God granted her one wish. She wished for all the children to be safe. So God killed Michael Jackson."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on June 28, 2009, 10:16 AM
Pretty interesting read on Jackson (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196009/Im-better-dead-Im-How-Michael-Jackson-predicted-death-months-ago.html)

So maybe he wasn't a pedophile...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 28, 2009, 12:53 PM
What is going on?

Billy Mays DEAD. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 28, 2009, 01:03 PM
Yep, looks like he's gone.

TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead in Tampa home (http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1014018.ece)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 28, 2009, 01:16 PM
Whoa....that totally blows the pattern of three out of the water!

Wierd about the hard landing though....I wonder if that played a role.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on June 28, 2009, 01:41 PM
Pretty interesting read on Jackson (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196009/Im-better-dead-Im-How-Michael-Jackson-predicted-death-months-ago.html)

So maybe he wasn't a pedophile...

That was an interesting article.  I wasn't ever sure that he was a pedophile but his comments certainly made you wonder.  But, either way, the was a weird dude.  I don't doubt that he had an entourage that probably wasn't healthy for him, though.  I think that could be said of a lot of hugely popular/successful/rich people.

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Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on June 28, 2009, 03:43 PM
Whoa....that totally blows the pattern of three out of the water!

If you lump Carradine in there, FF could have been the end of a threesome, with MJ beginning a new cycle. Celebrities beware... there's an open spot! They always come in 6's, you know.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2009, 05:52 PM
Billy Mays is a Pittsburgh guy that the area's pretty big on...  I'm wondering if we'll have a Billy Mays day here?

I think he died inhaling fumes from Mighty Putty.  That **** stinks.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 29, 2009, 09:21 AM
Dropping like flies. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/29/fred.travalena.dies/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2009, 11:56 AM
No clue who that dude is...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on June 29, 2009, 02:44 PM
You know, Fred Travalena.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on June 29, 2009, 07:33 PM
 "The secret is in the internet connection! Live sports travel along this wire to the back of your desktop!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWPwrIVk6v4)

RIP. :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on June 29, 2009, 09:49 PM
I'm going to miss him pitching products...  I hope this doesn't mean that the 'Sham-WOW' guy is going to become the new pitch man for everything.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2009, 10:18 PM
I hope this doesn't mean that the 'Sham-WOW' guy is going to become the new pitch man for everything.

I thought the same thing!  Pitchmen on Discovery needs a new "powerhouse"  Not that I watched, but he's next in line I suppose.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on June 30, 2009, 10:34 AM
Has he done a thing since the hooker beating? I think Vince is off the pitchman radar for now.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on July 1, 2009, 04:44 PM
Karl Malden checks out. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31687045/ns/entertainment-movies/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 1, 2009, 05:24 PM
No clue who that dude is...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on July 1, 2009, 05:33 PM
Karl Malden checks out. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31687045/ns/entertainment-movies/)

97, wow. He falls under the "I had no idea he was still alive" category. RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on July 1, 2009, 05:44 PM
No clue who that dude is...

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/Malden1.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/Malden2.jpg)

Help any?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 1, 2009, 06:22 PM
Immensely.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on July 1, 2009, 06:43 PM
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2150/121/20/1191237554/n1191237554_321689_8345.jpg)

(Private): What sorry son-of-a-bitch is in charge of this operation?

(Bradley): I don't know, but they ought to hang him!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on July 1, 2009, 07:29 PM
It's sad, but you know, 97.  That man had a life.

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Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on July 1, 2009, 08:25 PM
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2150/121/20/1191237554/n1191237554_321689_8345.jpg)

(Private): What sorry son-of-a-bitch is in charge of this operation?

(Bradley): I don't know, but they ought to hang him!

Karl Malden was fantastic in Patton.  Thanks for the movies, Karl!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on July 1, 2009, 08:32 PM
Holy crap.  I was just reading up on him a little bit and found that's he's been married to his wife, Mona, for 70 years!  She's still alive, apparently.

Man, most of the people I've know for my whole life, 38 years, annoy the **** out of me if I spend more than 10 mintues with them.  I can't imagine finding someone and spending 70 years with them.

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Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2009, 10:54 PM
As soon as I saw his name, The Streets of San Francisco, Meteor & Patton came to mind.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Hemish on July 1, 2009, 11:03 PM
Dammit
Whats going on over there?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on July 2, 2009, 02:29 AM
Dammit
Whats going on over there?


GAH!  Harve Presnell (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0860302/)!  WTF is going on?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2009, 02:32 AM
Man, most of the people I've know for my whole life, 38 years, annoy the **** out of me if I spend more than 10 mintues with them.  I can't imagine finding someone and spending 70 years with them.

Hah!   :D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 2, 2009, 03:22 AM
Add another one, this one is from the UK. Mollie Sugden (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/5714997/Mollie-Sugden-a-fearsome-screen-battleaxe.html) was best known for playing Mrs .Slocombe (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0837444/) in Are You Being Served? in the 80's.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 2, 2009, 10:27 AM
WTF is going on?

Celebs die everyday, it's just that now the media is covering each and every one because we lost three prominent figures last week.  It's no different than the swine flu coverage, shark attacks, and missing children.

Flavor of the month.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on July 2, 2009, 02:22 PM
I would agree to an extent, but I'd argue that Malden, at least, was kind of a big deal.  Presnell was for me too, I loved that guy and always looked forward to him popping up on a show or in a movie.

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on July 4, 2009, 06:51 PM
Steve McNair has been killed :o
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on July 8, 2009, 03:35 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/08/oscar-mayer-dead_n_227932.html

Oscar Mayer died.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on July 8, 2009, 04:03 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Meyer.

I loved your wieners.   :-[
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 8, 2009, 06:24 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Meyer.

I loved your wieners.   :-[

Too bad the "out of context" thread is locked.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on July 8, 2009, 06:26 PM
Too bad the "out of context" thread is locked.  :'(

Yes, too bad.  That was such a fine, fine thread for the two people that participated in it.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on July 17, 2009, 09:52 PM
And that's the way it is: Friday, July 15, 2009 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/17/walter.cronkite.dead/index.html)

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Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 20, 2009, 10:00 AM
I was in my childhood when Cronkite was on the news. His was always a reassuring voice and people pretty much believed what he said. His was the voice that announced the CBS evening new with Katie Couric.

He's a legend in broadcasting and Im' certain he'll be memorialized as such.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2009, 04:30 AM
Taco Bell's top dog dies at 15 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/23/taco.bell.dog.dies/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2009, 03:12 PM
Taco Bell's top dog dies at 15 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/23/taco.bell.dog.dies/index.html)

viva gordita   :'(   
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on July 23, 2009, 03:20 PM
Taco Bell's top dog dies at 15 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/23/taco.bell.dog.dies/index.html)

He's a legend in broadcasting and Im' certain he'll be memorialized as such.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on July 23, 2009, 05:28 PM
Say hola to Spuds McKenzie for us.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on July 23, 2009, 05:35 PM
I shall have Taco Bell tonight in her honor.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2009, 05:45 PM
I always wondered why Taco Bell ditched the pooch from their ads back in the day.  I guess I'm easy, but I thought they were pretty cool.  Hopefully it wasn't a "dude you're getting a Dell" type of thing.   :D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on August 6, 2009, 06:02 PM
(http://i30.tinypic.com/2vug26w.jpg) (http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/06/john-hughes-dies/)

 :-[
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on August 6, 2009, 07:34 PM
That sucks. :'(  His films were a huge part of my post-adolesence.  One of my faves was "She's Having A Baby".  Great sound track too.........
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 6, 2009, 08:48 PM
I actually had no idea who he was until now - guess I never really paid attention, but he put together a lot of great screamin 80's movies.  R.I.P.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on August 6, 2009, 09:11 PM
As Simple Minds put it in their classic, we will not forget about you...  Thanks for the great movies and memories from my youth.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on August 7, 2009, 09:03 AM
One of my all time favorite filmmakers.  I have seen all of his movies many times and liked all of them.  He will be missed, R.I.P. John Hughes. :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 7, 2009, 06:18 PM
That wasn't OxyClean in his beard – Billy Mays was a coke head (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,538220,00.html).
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2009, 06:40 PM
That wasn't OxyClean in his beard – Billy Mays was a coke head (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,538220,00.html).

It's really not a stretch judging by how he "acted" in those commercials.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on August 7, 2009, 07:10 PM
There's also a difference between being a chronic coke head and getting a little bump off a booth babe's ass at a trade show after party somewhere.   8)

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Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on August 11, 2009, 03:37 PM
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4687/brooksdunn.jpg) (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/11/brooks.and.dunn.quit/index.html)

 :-[
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 11, 2009, 03:39 PM
R.I.P. Canadian Tuxedo  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 11, 2009, 03:43 PM
Is that Walker - Texas Ranger in the background  ???

Seriously...have no clue who these people are.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 11, 2009, 06:15 PM
I think the other one is Clint Black. ???

Rest in peace Clint. Now who is going to play Hanna Montana's dad?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Neal on August 11, 2009, 09:41 PM
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4687/brooksdunn.jpg) (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/11/brooks.and.dunn.quit/index.html)

 :-[

Clever.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 13, 2009, 01:27 PM
R.I.P Les Paul  :'(
(http://www.mylespaul.com/news/images/lespaul_03.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 13, 2009, 01:33 PM
Ouch. 

That oughta send prices shooting up on ebay for certain pieces. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on August 13, 2009, 06:44 PM
That sucks about Les Paul.  I'm just a budding guitar player, but I love the sound of his.  When I acquire a better skill level I aim to grab one of his.  I've got my eye on several of them but can't decide which one I want.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on August 14, 2009, 04:11 AM
I met Les on a few occassions. My father was friends with him and the singer in his trio. I even visited his house, and saw his original recording studio, the "octopus" multitrack recording machine and a new studio that he was planning. And more recently I had spent time hanging with Les's son.

So this is sad news on a personal front. It's something that I always knew would happen eventually, but it's sad nonetheless. Les loved to perform. The last time I saw him play live, he was still having a ball. He loved to play, and damn could he still play! Plus, he loved to talk with the audience between songs and was a genuinely funny guy.

Thank you for changing the way we hear music, Les!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 14, 2009, 03:49 PM
Someone reminded me of this commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4) and it's pretty cool. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2009, 02:18 PM
Adios.

(http://hiphoprepublican.com/uploaded_images/robert_novak-704681.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 19, 2009, 10:03 AM
(http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/more_names/blog/littleold.jpg)

Might as well be dead.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on August 19, 2009, 10:11 AM
Who is that?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 19, 2009, 11:13 AM
Steven Tyler, maybe?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Keonobi on August 19, 2009, 11:32 AM
An Olsen twin?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2009, 11:39 AM
(http://lindyborer.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/image0251.jpg)

That is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2009, 12:45 PM
(http://www.the700level.com/images/2008/03/24/cryptkeeper.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 19, 2009, 02:08 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/profile_images/108982616/al_bigger.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2009, 04:10 PM
I believe this brings us all the way back to Kevin Bacon.  Good job everyone.

(http://socialnetworkbar.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/c57517kevin-bacon-posters.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedipurge on August 19, 2009, 07:00 PM
Rob why'd you do that I that Kevin was dead for a second there  :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2009, 07:34 PM
He is.  Along with Lee Greenwood and Dave Coulier...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 26, 2009, 02:51 AM
Ted Kennedy, dead at 77 (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/TedKennedy/story?id=6692022)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2009, 03:14 AM
I'm bummed about that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 26, 2009, 04:33 PM
This will cheer you up, Jesse:

MJ Still Alive! (http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-jackson-alive-video,0,6873553.htmlstory)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on August 26, 2009, 06:38 PM
Crime Writer/Magaizne WriterDominick Dunne (http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/25/dominick.dunne.obit/index.html) dies.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 26, 2009, 06:43 PM
Sheesh... they're dropping like flies.   :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2009, 02:40 AM
This will cheer you up, Jesse:

MJ Still Alive! (http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-jackson-alive-video,0,6873553.htmlstory)

That didn't really help. :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 28, 2009, 04:13 PM
Michael has kicked it, at least according to TMZ. (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest)

Now that's one I honestly didn't see coming.

Not a good week. :-\

Just over 2 months later...  Michael Jackson's death was a homicide, coroner rules (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/28/jackson.autopsy/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 28, 2009, 10:23 PM
Months after surviving a plane crash that killed 4 of 6 people on board, DJ AM dies of a bottle of pills mixed with a crack pipe.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 28, 2009, 11:11 PM
Months after surviving a plane crash that killed 4 of 6 people on board, DJ AM dies of a bottle of pills mixed with a crack pipe.
Final Destination?  I'd be panicking if I was #6.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on September 14, 2009, 02:01 AM
RIP Jim Carroll (The Basketball Diaries)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jim on September 14, 2009, 09:16 PM
Patrick Swayze Dead at 57.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/14/patrick-swayze-dies/
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on September 14, 2009, 09:54 PM
That' really sad.  I may need to throw Point Break in the DVD player tonight as a memorial.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on September 14, 2009, 10:00 PM
That' really sad.  I may need to throw Point Break in the DVD player tonight as a memorial.

Road House for me.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on September 14, 2009, 11:06 PM
(http://lonelymachines.org/red_dawn/red_dawn11.png)


WOLVERINES!!!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on September 14, 2009, 11:32 PM
Man, that just gave me the chills...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 15, 2009, 01:56 AM
That' really sad.  I may need to throw Point Break in the DVD player tonight as a memorial.

Road House for me.

A kickass movie.  RIP Mr Swayze.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on September 15, 2009, 02:27 AM
I may have to make this coming weekend a Patrick Swayze movie marathon.

E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on September 15, 2009, 08:51 AM
" Nobody puts Baby in a corner! "  R.I.P. Patrick Swayze. :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on September 15, 2009, 10:22 AM
Nobody beats pancreatic cancer either.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on September 15, 2009, 10:48 AM
Wow...they just keep falling.  Either that or I haven't paid much attention to celebrity deaths in the past.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on September 15, 2009, 11:57 AM
Wow...they just keep falling.  Either that or I haven't paid much attention to celebrity deaths in the past.

I think that's it for many of us. We're getting older so we pay more attention to this type of stuff.

Damn, I might just have to do a Swayze movie marathon as well.

RIP Patrick Swayze!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 15, 2009, 12:49 PM
Wow...they just keep falling.  Either that or I haven't paid much attention to celebrity deaths in the past.

I think that's it for many of us. We're getting older so we pay more attention to this type of stuff.

Damn, I might just have to do a Swayze movie marathon as well.

RIP Patrick Swayze!

Yeah, getting older we are & not a damn thing we can do about it. More passings will come in time I'm afraid, the greats are gone & going.  :'(

Swayze movie marathon for me also.

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif) Patrick Swayze.

(http://mos.totalfilm.com/images/f/four-more-wolverines-join-red-dawn.jpg)

Wolverine's!!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on September 15, 2009, 02:26 PM
Sad to see him go.  RIP Patrick Swayze.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jim on September 15, 2009, 04:44 PM
I would be concerned if I were Sam Elliot.  Most of the cast of Roadhouse has passed in the last year or two.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 16, 2009, 11:09 PM
Actor Henry Gibson dead at 73 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/16/obit.henry.gibson/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Keonobi on September 17, 2009, 10:52 AM
Mary Travers, 72 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090917/ap_en_mu/us_obit_mary_travers;_ylt=AuWmrQP5y1LJwBQdB.DdQKpxFb8C;_ylu=X3oDMTJsa2hhM2VtBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwOTE3L3VzX29iaXRfbWFyeV90cmF2ZXJzBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNtYXJ5dHJhdmVyc28-)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on September 17, 2009, 06:20 PM
I can remember when I was a little girl, "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" was one of my favorite songs.  I used to sing it over and over.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on September 24, 2009, 07:44 PM
I used to hear Leaving On A Jet Plane over the radio quite a bit.  Love that catchy tune.  RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on September 24, 2009, 08:55 PM
I used to hear Leaving On A Jet Plane over the radio quite a bit.

Never heard the song on the radio - but that stupid bit in Armageddon sticks in my mind for some reason.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 14, 2009, 04:33 PM
Captain Lou Albano dies at 76 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/14/obit.albano/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on October 15, 2009, 10:21 AM
Ahh Captain Lou, I never knew him a s a wrestler but I used to watch him all the time on the Super Mario Bros. Super Show when I was little. You will be missed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 15, 2009, 11:57 AM
Now that's sad. I will miss his beard with the rubber band look.

It looks like his figure is going up in value on ebay.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!BctF-DQ!mk~$(KGrHqYH-DYEqvSK0-8PBK1n82rN,Q~~_35.JPG)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 23, 2009, 09:11 AM
TV funny man Soupy Sales dies at 83 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/23/soupy.sales/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on November 4, 2009, 02:58 PM
 Founder Of San Diego Comic-Con Dies At 76 (http://cbs2.com/local/Sheldon.Dorf.Comic.2.1291767.html)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2009, 11:40 AM
Comic magician Carl Ballantine dies at 92 (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2009/11/11/carl-ballantine-1917-2009/)

(http://www.nnmagic.com/nielsenprints/images/images_large/ballantineprint.jpg)

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)  RIP Carl, say hello to Dai Vernon (The Professor).  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2009, 08:26 AM
Dan O'Bannon - Screenwriter behind Dark Star, Alien, Total Recall, passes away... In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Cry... (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43415)

Dan O'Bannon dies at 63; screenwriter of 'Alien' (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dan-obannon19-2009dec19,0,4358785.story)

Quote
Visual Effects: Star Wars (1977) (computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit)

Best known as Sgt. Pinback from John Carpenter's Dark Star. 

(http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsO/12978.gif)

Dark Star (1974) - Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSccwmmrS5A)

A cult classic from my youth, the fick is on youtube in 19 pts.

DarkStar-pt.1 (1-19) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2eJbq0xRfM&feature=related)

Dark Star: Benson Arizona (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Og_YsaXt4&feature=related)

Dark Star: Pinback vs. the alien (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5YTXnnQjC4&feature=related)

Quote
In the beginning, there was darkness. And the darkness was without form, and void. And in addition to the darkness there was also me. And I moved upon the face of the darkness. And I saw that I was alone. Let there be light.
  :D

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a055.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on December 20, 2009, 03:31 PM
RIP Brittany Murphy
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on December 20, 2009, 06:16 PM
Yeah, that's a shocker.  I wonder if she had a bad ticker or if she ODed on something.

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on December 20, 2009, 10:01 PM
cardiac arrest at 32...eating disorder maybe?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JohnH on December 20, 2009, 10:04 PM
cardiac arrest at 32...eating disorder maybe?

That's what I figure but didn't want to jump to conclusions.  However, I have seen some pics of her in which she looks sickly skinny.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Keonobi on December 21, 2009, 09:24 AM
Isn't that pretty much what killed Carol Carpenter?  Yeah, even in the red-carpet type of video, they were running in the background on the morning shows, where she should look at her best, she just looked sickly skinny.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2009, 09:58 AM
Do you mean Karen Carpenter?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on December 21, 2009, 10:13 AM
Isn't that pretty much what killed Carol Carpenter?  Yeah, even in the red-carpet type of video, they were running in the background on the morning shows, where she should look at her best, she just looked sickly skinny.

I'd guess drugs over any eating disorder.  It's not out-of-the-ordinary for actresses to look overly-thin on the red carpet... they need to maintain that weight to look good on film.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Keonobi on December 21, 2009, 11:04 AM
Do you mean Karen Carpenter?

Yeah, probably.  As for the eating disorder, I guess she was struggling with body issus and eating disorders for some time, but drugs can't be ruled out until the do the toxicology tests.

Either way its a tragedy for her family and fans.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 22, 2009, 01:08 AM
Isn't that pretty much what killed Carol Carpenter?  Yeah, even in the red-carpet type of video, they were running in the background on the morning shows, where she should look at her best, she just looked sickly skinny.

I'd guess drugs over any eating disorder.  It's not out-of-the-ordinary for actresses to look overly-thin on the red carpet... they need to maintain that weight to look good on film.

A good friend of mine passed away at age 32 because of an undiagnosed defect in his heart...no drugs involved.

I won't jump to conclusions about this, since there wasn't any real evidence she had a drug problem that I know of.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 22, 2009, 04:11 PM


A good friend of mine passed away at age 32 because of an undiagnosed defect in his heart...no drugs involved.

I won't jump to conclusions about this, since there wasn't any real evidence she had a drug problem that I know of.

Yeah I've known of a few younger people passing away suddenly from an undiagnosed bad ticker or a sudden stroke (aneurysm or clot).  With both of those things, often times the first symptom is death.  And that just flat out shocks the hell out of everybody.

However, in Brittany's case, this is the list of drugs found in her drawers according to Fox News/TMZ:

- Topamax

- Methylprednisolone

- Fluoxetine

- Klonopin

- Carbamazepine

- Ativan

- Vicoprofen

- Propranolol

- Biaxin

- Hydrocodone

It looks like Heath Ledger Part II.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on December 22, 2009, 06:08 PM
Insane in the Membrane...Insane in the brain....Wow
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 23, 2009, 02:05 PM
Looks like Christmas is cancelled....

(http://blogitlikeyoumeanit.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/santa_headstone.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 24, 2009, 01:13 PM
George Michael (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/24/AR2009122401535.html) of the George Michael Sports Machine has died.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: King_Maul on December 24, 2009, 02:00 PM
Oh, man, that's a bummer.  I watched the Sports Machine on Sunday nights when it was shown locally.  I thought it was cool he could hit a button on his machine and start the highlights.  RIP George.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on February 26, 2010, 09:43 AM
R.I.P. Boner (http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/02/26/andrew-koenig-found-dead-in-vancouver-committed-suicide/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 26, 2010, 10:03 AM
Very sad, really liked him in Batman Dead End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 26, 2010, 03:21 PM
R.I.P. Boner (http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/02/26/andrew-koenig-found-dead-in-vancouver-committed-suicide/)

(http://images.quickblogcast.com/34726-32374/viagra50mg_front.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on February 26, 2010, 03:39 PM
Does that work on the deceased  ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Neal on February 26, 2010, 08:06 PM
Not as well as rigor mortis.

 :-X
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on March 10, 2010, 08:38 AM
R.I.P Corey Haim (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/10/entertainment/main6284974.shtml)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Force Guy on March 10, 2010, 09:41 AM
Damn, and he died without ever winning an Oscar (which I feel he deserved for his role in one of the greatest movies of all time, "Lucas").
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 10, 2010, 09:57 AM
No. "Goonies" was his best. Wait a minute....that's the other Corey. Sorry. Mesa bad.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on March 10, 2010, 01:05 PM
Shame...Did they ever give him a role in Lost Boys 2?  Never did find time to watch that thing.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on March 10, 2010, 02:28 PM
R.I.P Corey Haim (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/10/entertainment/main6284974.shtml)

So?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2010, 02:28 PM
I think it is a stretch to call him a "celebrity"...we need a DBB ruling?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 10, 2010, 02:59 PM
Goodnight, sweet prince.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 10, 2010, 08:43 PM
Shame...Did they ever give him a role in Lost Boys 2?  Never did find time to watch that thing.

Yup. He was in it.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on March 13, 2010, 10:56 AM
*doffs tinfoil hat in remembrance* (http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/mytron_the_fifth_illuminati)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 14, 2010, 09:07 PM
Actor Peter Graves dead at 83 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35866150/ns/entertainment-movies/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 15, 2010, 08:16 AM
You've got clearance, Clarence.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Hemish on March 15, 2010, 08:17 AM
Bugger he was cool

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on March 15, 2010, 10:02 AM
You've got clearance, Clarence.

What's your vector Victor?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 15, 2010, 10:10 AM
Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?

What a pisser.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 15, 2010, 10:35 AM
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

R.I.P.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 19, 2010, 11:14 AM
Fess Parker who played Davy Crockett on Disney's tv series died today at 85.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 19, 2010, 11:54 AM
Fess Parker who played Davy Crockett on Disney's tv series died today at 85.

That's strange, all the places on the net have him passing away yesterday.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on March 19, 2010, 12:09 PM
Fess Parker who played Davy Crockett on Disney's tv series died today at 85.

I loved those old Davy Crockett shows/movie.  RIP
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 25, 2010, 01:54 AM
Looks like we might be talking about Dennis Hopper soon.   :(

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hA1jKAnkVeKnfTUuoMggF4g7jsWgD9ELB4C82
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 25, 2010, 02:04 AM
Robert Kulp checked out yesterday
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 25, 2010, 02:36 PM
So long Bill Maxwell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ZUSQQdoS4).  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 29, 2010, 10:17 PM
Looks like we might be talking about Dennis Hopper soon.   :(

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hA1jKAnkVeKnfTUuoMggF4g7jsWgD9ELB4C82

Still alive.  From a couple days ago.  Not looking good.

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6734/599pxdennishoppermar10.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 29, 2010, 11:30 PM
Yeah, saw that the other day.  Pretty rough stuff.  I hope he pulls through, but it looks really bad.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 29, 2010, 11:33 PM
Too bad. I always liked him in his various roles. Judging by that photo, I say he's got about a month to go.  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 30, 2010, 12:49 PM
Too bad. I always liked him in his various roles. Judging by that photo, I say he's got about a month to go.  :-\

I'm guessing this Sunday. Kinda fitting on Easter with the "hopper" reference as in bunny...

In any event, he was a great actor.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 30, 2010, 03:37 PM
He always played the best bad guys in some of the worst movies. Super Mario Brothers, WaterWorld....

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on April 1, 2010, 03:37 AM
Who could forget that classic, Space Truckers?   ::)

(http://img.movieberry.com/static/photos/30437/poster.jpg)


Dennis Hopper has definitely had his share of stinkers.  But there are also some true classics. 

Apocalypse Now

(http://bocktherobber.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/dennis-hopper-apocalypse-now.jpg)


Easy Rider

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/12_02/RIDER151207_468x516.jpg)



True Romance

(http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/mikehayes/QaUdU3YR6VvKTC87L1gQCHKCCRaU8YSNGCMSvWLYrsRH0X6GkOTD0nEockb6/hopper.jpg)


Blue Velvet

(http://www.collider.com/wp-content/image-base/People/D/Dennis_Hopper/blue_velvet_movie_image_dennis_hopper_01.jpg)



With a film legacy like that Dennis Hopper is always going to be with us. 
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Post by: Matt on April 1, 2010, 04:26 AM
He also was pretty good in that movie about a bus that had to SPEED around a city, keeping its SPEED over fifty, and if its SPEED dropped, it would explode! I think it was called “The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down.”
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Post by: Nicklab on April 1, 2010, 04:37 AM
I thought that was called "The Bus That Was In Desperate Need Of A Brake Job", but who knows?!?!  All of these new fangled movies...who can keep up with them?
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Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 2, 2010, 04:22 PM
John Forsythe of film and TV fame dies at 92

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100402/ap_on_en_tv/us_obit_john_forsythe
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Post by: Matt_Fury on April 2, 2010, 08:47 PM
I know there's a Charlie's Angels comment here somewhere....
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 3, 2010, 12:59 AM
Charlie finally met his Angels?
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Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 5, 2010, 03:57 PM
Charlie finally met his Angels?

Groan.  ::)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 5, 2010, 05:03 PM
Charlie finally met his Angels?

Groan.  ::)

Thank you! I'll be here all week. Try the soup.
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Post by: evenflow on April 15, 2010, 11:46 AM
Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele (http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/252/18410/Official-statements-from-band-and-family-of-Peter-Steele-later-today.html) passed away last night.
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Post by: iFett on April 15, 2010, 01:53 PM
I vaguely remember listening to that band back on the mid 90's.
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Post by: efranks on April 15, 2010, 02:27 PM
That sucks.  I liked some of their stuff and saw them in concert with Queensryche back in the 90's.  They played in Philly around Halloween for several years, my buddy John went a couple times.  I don't think they played the last couple of years, though.

   E...
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Post by: I Am Sith on April 15, 2010, 04:45 PM
Wow, that comes as a complete shock to me.  I think I'm going to need to play 'Summer Breeze' and 'Christian Woman' in memory...
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Post by: Matt_Fury on April 15, 2010, 11:05 PM
Love you to Death played on my iPod today on random.

Great band...what a shame.
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Post by: Scott on April 16, 2010, 01:24 AM
Seems to me that we missed the death of the Munchkin Coroner Meinhardt Raabe...RIP little dude

As coroner, I must aver :'(
I thoroughly examined her :'(
And she's not only merely dead :'(
She's really, most sincerely dead! :'(
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Post by: Tracy on April 18, 2010, 07:08 PM
Poor little fella :'(

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/dedmunchkin.jpg)
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Post by: DSJ™ on May 3, 2010, 01:25 PM
Actress Lynn Redgrave dies at 67 (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/03/lynn.redgrave.obit/index.html?hpt=T3)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 3, 2010, 03:36 PM
I always thought Lynn Redgrave was alot older than that.
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Post by: evenflow on May 16, 2010, 06:38 PM
RIP Ronnie James Dio

"Sing me a song, you're a singer"
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Post by: I Am Sith on May 17, 2010, 08:48 AM
RIP Ronnie James Dio

"Sing me a song, you're a singer"

"I could have been a dreamer..."

Wow, that's a really big blow to my musical history.  I can still remember my brother playing Heaven and Hell from Sabbath when I was a youth and then the two of us going to see Dio and Megadeth when I was older.  Looks like another musical tribute day today on the iPod...
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Post by: BillCable on May 28, 2010, 02:53 PM
Wha 'chu talkin' 'bout, Reaper? (http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/breaking-news-gary-coleman-dead-42)
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Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 28, 2010, 03:50 PM
I guess we now know what Willis is talkign about.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_gary_coleman

Rest in Peace, Gary.
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Post by: name on May 28, 2010, 04:46 PM
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE I want to see footage of Emmanuel Lewis attending Gary Coleman's funeral.
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Post by: iFett on May 28, 2010, 07:24 PM
I remember watching him on VH1's Surreal Life a few years back and he still seemed very bitter about his Different Strokes role for some reason.  Vanilla Ice really pissed him off trying to get Gary to say his catch phrase.  Poor lil fella

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE I want to see footage of Emmanuel Lewis attending Gary Coleman's funeral.

Is Emmanuel still alive?
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Post by: Diddly on May 29, 2010, 02:51 AM
Brain hemorrhage... a diff'rent kind of stroke. RIP Gary
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Post by: Nicklab on May 29, 2010, 01:25 PM
Hollywood hellraiser Dennis Hopper dead at 74 (http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Hollywood+hellraiser+Dennis+Hopper+dead/3087858/story.html)
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Post by: DSJ™ on May 29, 2010, 03:12 PM
RIP Hollywood Hellraiser!
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Post by: Nathan on May 29, 2010, 11:22 PM
Brain hemorrhage... a diff'rent kind of stroke. RIP Gary

We have a winner.
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Post by: Chris M on May 30, 2010, 10:00 AM
Voltron producer (http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/05/28/voltron-producer-peter-keefe-dies/)

They come in threes.  Voltron producer has died as well.
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Post by: Diddly on May 30, 2010, 03:53 PM
Brain hemorrhage... a diff'rent kind of stroke. RIP Gary

We have a winner.

Stolen from another forum I visit actually, but it's too good to not share.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 31, 2010, 11:34 AM
Voltron producer (http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/05/28/voltron-producer-peter-keefe-dies/)

They come in threes.  Voltron producer has died as well.

or people just count in threes.
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Post by: name on June 1, 2010, 09:54 AM
we missed Art Linkletter.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/arts/27linkletter.html?src=me
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Post by: Chris M on June 1, 2010, 10:32 AM
Voltron producer (http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/05/28/voltron-producer-peter-keefe-dies/)

They come in threes.  Voltron producer has died as well.

or people just count in threes.

Good point.
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Post by: Carpeteria3000 on June 1, 2010, 04:48 PM
Voltron producer (http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/05/28/voltron-producer-peter-keefe-dies/)

They come in threes.  Voltron producer has died as well.

Interesting. One of the writers for Thundercats was just found dead as well (http://www.flayrah.com/c/thundercats-writers-death-homicide)... I think we're working on a trilogy of dead 80's cartoon figures. My vote is for the drummer from Kidd Video, if he's not dead yet.
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Post by: efranks on June 1, 2010, 06:38 PM
Do 80's board game writers (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/31/mtl-trivial-pursuit-co-founder-dies.html?ref=rss) count?

   E...
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Post by: Jayson on June 3, 2010, 11:39 AM
Thank you for being a friend.... (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20390844,00.html)
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Post by: iFett on June 3, 2010, 11:55 AM
One life to live.  Hope Betty holds out for a good while longer.
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Post by: efranks on June 3, 2010, 11:58 AM
Yikes.  That's like one Golden Girl a year for the last 3 years. 
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Post by: Rob on June 3, 2010, 12:09 PM
There's the trifecta.

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Post by: name on June 3, 2010, 12:29 PM
is it?  Blanch and a couple of cartoon writer/producers?  I thought the original trifecta was Linkletter, Coleman, and Hopper.
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Post by: Jeff on June 3, 2010, 12:46 PM
I'd say it's two - 80s nostalgia/TV (Coleman, Voltron guy, Thundercats guy) and old white people (Hopper, Art, Blanche).
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Post by: name on June 3, 2010, 12:50 PM
lol....old white people.

ahem....People are dying here!! Let's have some respect!!!


*snicker*  *snort*
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Post by: Rob on June 3, 2010, 11:27 PM
is it?  Blanch and a couple of cartoon writer/producers?  I thought the original trifecta was Linkletter, Coleman, and Hopper.

I dunno... I realized today that I'm forgetting DIO... so now I'm thinking Dio, Coleman, Hopper.  With Linkletter and McLanahan starting a new one.
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Post by: iFett on June 14, 2010, 02:10 PM
RIP Jimmy Dean (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37678788/ns/today-entertainment) 

I just had a sausage dish at Olive Garden last night.  Who'dathunkit
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 14, 2010, 03:29 PM
Jimmy Dean was eating in front of the TV when he died. I wonder if it was one of his products that did him in?
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Post by: Nicklab on June 16, 2010, 11:40 PM
RIP Jimmy Dean (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37678788/ns/today-entertainment) 

I just had a sausage dish at Olive Garden last night.  Who'dathunkit


I think that this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4RNb3tt0LM) may have been responsible.
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Post by: Diddly on September 29, 2010, 09:52 PM
Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead at 44 (http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/29/comedian-greg-giraldo-dies-overdose-prescription-pills/)

Wasn't really a fan, but I always saw him on various Comedy Central shows, and he was pretty funny. RIP.
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Post by: Nicklab on September 29, 2010, 11:01 PM
Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead at 44 (http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/29/comedian-greg-giraldo-dies-overdose-prescription-pills/)

Wasn't really a fan, but I always saw him on various Comedy Central shows, and he was pretty funny. RIP.

Sad news.  He really tore it up at the David Hasselhoff roast.  An incredibly funny guy.
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Post by: I Am Sith on September 30, 2010, 07:07 AM
R.I.P Tony Curtis (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/coroner-actor-tony-curtis-dies-las-vegas-home-ap?nc)
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Post by: efranks on October 1, 2010, 03:59 PM
Stephen J. Cannell (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b203466_stephen_j_cannellmdashiconic_tv.html).  Does that make the trifecta?

This dude is responsible for some of the best TV from my childhood.  :-\

    E...
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Post by: Jayson on October 1, 2010, 04:10 PM
R.I.P.

(http://174.122.2.131/~cali925/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/cannell.jpg)

Do Dooo Do Do Dooooooo
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Post by: Master_Phruby on October 1, 2010, 04:52 PM
Now who is going to produce the movie version of Hunter and the Greatest American Hero???
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Post by: Diddly on October 1, 2010, 07:07 PM
That would be a quadfecta, since Gloria Stuart also passed away earlier in the week.

Unless we're about to start a separate trifecta. :-\
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Post by: Jayson on October 19, 2010, 01:24 PM
Barbara Billingsly died this weekend, now Tom Bosley... who's next? I bet Andy Griffith.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on October 19, 2010, 03:25 PM
I think Florance Henderson while on Dancing with the Stars.
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Post by: Jediknight760071 on October 19, 2010, 03:47 PM
RIP Father Dowling  :(

One of my favorite actors...
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Post by: Jesse James on October 20, 2010, 11:42 PM
Penthouse founder Bob Guccione dead?

RIP, and I'll rub one out in your honor this evening, good sir.
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Post by: Morgbug on November 28, 2010, 11:05 PM
Leslie Nielsen? Bummer (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Leslie+Nielsen+star+Naked+films+dead/3897546/story.html) :'(
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Post by: BillCable on November 29, 2010, 12:13 AM
Bummer (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Leslie+Nielsen+star+Naked+films+dead/3897546/story.html)

Don't mind if I do! (said as a sincere tribute to the exact humor at which Nielsen was the master).
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Post by: Hemish on November 29, 2010, 03:16 AM
Man made me laugh more than any other actor  :-[ :-[ :-[
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Post by: BrentS on November 29, 2010, 07:59 AM
Surely this can't be true?
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Post by: DSJ™ on November 29, 2010, 08:48 AM
Surely this can't be true?

It is true and don't call me Shirley...

Nice Beaver!  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhyCL-ELRxg)

Farewell our Edmontonian friend... Thanks for the laughs... (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/rip.gif)
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Post by: Carpeteria3000 on November 29, 2010, 08:58 AM
ACTUAL RELEVANT STAR WARS-RELATED DEATH: Irvin Kershner dead at 87 (http://io9.com/5701120/empire-strikes-back-director-irvin-kershner-dies-in-la-at-87).

Bummer.
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Post by: I Am Sith on November 29, 2010, 09:06 AM
Sad day today...  Thank you both for the memories!
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Post by: McMetal on November 29, 2010, 09:35 AM
RIP Leslie. Awesome as a dramatic actor (Forbidden Planet is still a Top 10 Sci-Fi film of all time) - even better as a comic actor.

Hope they will run a Police Squad marathon at some point...that was some of his finest work:

"Who are you? How did you get in here?"

"I'm a locksmith...and...I'm a locksmith"

 ;D
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Post by: Darth Kenobi on November 29, 2010, 10:22 PM
Sad that Leslie Neilsen passed away.  Always remember him from Airplane and The Naked Gun series.  RIP

ALso sadden to hear that Ivan Kershner passed away as will.  Made one of the greatest movies of all time, IMHO.  RIP
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Post by: Hemish on January 4, 2011, 05:09 AM
Another good one gone :( (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40885905/ns/today-entertainment/)
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Post by: McMetal on January 4, 2011, 10:36 AM
Right on cue, #2:

http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Entertainment/Forbidden-Planet-star-dies.aspx?cp-documentid=27008739

One of the finest women of her time, and star of one of the Top 5 sci-fi films of All Time!

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Post by: Nathan on January 4, 2011, 09:29 PM
Another good one gone :( (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40885905/ns/today-entertainment/)

That sucks, he was invariably awesome. RIP  :'(
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Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2011, 12:54 AM
Number three is Gerry Rafferty (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20454950,00.html).  A little before most people here's time I'd think, but some pretty classic music from Stealer's Wheel and some solo projects.  Reservoir Dogs probably made him familiar to most here I'd guess.  He was quite popular in the 70's as I'm sure Dale will attest.
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Post by: I Am Sith on January 5, 2011, 08:37 AM
Reservoir Dogs probably made him familiar to most here I'd guess.

Although I knew of his music before Reservoir Dogs came out, I can't hear that song without thinking of Michael Madsen cutting off that cop's ear...
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Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2011, 02:14 PM
Also no longer with us, although a week late: Bill Erwin (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_seinfeld), probably best known as the old man Jerry Seinfeld "sponsors" in an episode of Seinfeld.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 6, 2011, 04:18 AM
Number three is Gerry Rafferty (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20454950,00.html).  A little before most people here's time I'd think, but some pretty classic music from Stealer's Wheel and some solo projects.  Reservoir Dogs probably made him familiar to most here I'd guess.  He was quite popular in the 70's as I'm sure Dale will attest.

Oh yes, very popular. While I was out & about yesterday, all they played on the radio was his songs.

Not seeing Dino De Laurentiis mentioned who passed way on Nov 10th last yr, a lot of movies to his credit...
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Post by: Mikey D on January 10, 2011, 04:20 PM
Major Dick Winters, Band of Brothers leader, has passed (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=richard-winters-dick&pid=147730261)

A true American hero, although not in his eyes as he was just doing his job according to him.  A great leader and an even better person.
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Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2011, 10:55 PM
Yeah I was just going to mention Winters' passing.  A celebrity?  That's debatable I think because he shyed away from it, but he's a hero for certain.  He maybe doesn't want the label but I'd give it to him any day.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2011, 07:22 PM
R.I.P. fitness dude (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/01/23/obit.jack.lalanne/index.html)  Does nobody care about this guy - or his fabulous juicer?
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 24, 2011, 09:02 PM
R.I.P. fitness dude (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/01/23/obit.jack.lalanne/index.html)  Does nobody care about this guy - or his fabulous juicer?

I'm going to miss him. Especially when the tiny bubbles would fall from the ceiling when he conducted this orchestra.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 31, 2011, 02:12 PM
Noted film composer John Barry dies (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/31/film.composer.dies/index.html?hpt=T2)
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Post by: McMetal on February 7, 2011, 09:11 AM
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=627206&gt1=28103

NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RIP, Tura Satana - a true original. When they made her, they broke the mold. Star of one of the greatest B-movies in American cinematic history.

For you Star Wars nerds, Varla's epic admonition "I never try anything. I just do it." predates Nike and Yoda by at least a decade.  ;D
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Post by: Symposium on February 8, 2011, 01:37 AM
Redwall author Brian Jacques dies aged 71 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12380763)
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Post by: I Am Sith on February 17, 2011, 03:03 PM
Uncle Leo?! (http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/recurring-seinfeld-guest-star-len-lesser-passes-away--2389)

One of my favorite supporting cast members from Seinfeld.
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Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2011, 08:28 AM
Cousin Jeffrey must be devastated.  :P
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Post by: Matt on February 28, 2011, 06:27 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/ifwr3q.jpg)

Just getting this out of the way.  I'll be back to fill in the details whenever the time comes.

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Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2011, 07:44 PM
So far he's just committing financial suicide.

You can keep up a lifestyle of whores and blow for long when you're laughing in the face of your cash cow.

Funny story, his ex-wife was on Howard Stern right after his initial push off the brink in the hotel room with the hooker and blow and all that...  Anyway, she said that 2 and a half men is really just Charlie's life, with John Cryer and a chubby kid added to it.  It was funny how that turned out to be true without her exagerrating it much, if at all. 

Funny show...  It'll be missed.  I don't feel like it had quite jumped the shark.
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Post by: Jayson on February 28, 2011, 09:44 PM
He'll "check out" by St. Patty's day.
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Post by: iFett on February 28, 2011, 10:33 PM
RIP Old Lady formerly hot chick back in the day? (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/01/us-janerussell-idUSTRE72001620110301)  I've no clue who this was until watching the news tonight, but I'm still lost?
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Post by: Matt on February 28, 2011, 11:38 PM
I don't feel like it had quite jumped the shark.

. . .Only 'cause there aren't any sharks in the kiddie pool it's swimming in.

Seriously, how that ****-ass show ever got to be the #1 comedy on TV makes me weep for the future.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/1rxhdf.jpg)

Full circle:

(http://i53.tinypic.com/20fom6c.jpg)
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Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2011, 11:46 PM
I actually really like 2 and a half men, but it had some lower points.  I was enjoying it recently then he went batshit.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 1, 2011, 12:13 AM
RIP Old Lady formerly hot chick back in the day? (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/01/us-janerussell-idUSTRE72001620110301)  I've no clue who this was until watching the news tonight, but I'm still lost?

Ah, if you're not into movies from about 1940-1960s then it wouldn't make much sense.  But given the era, she was pretty hot and pretty risque. 

(http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKhughesH2.jpg)

Tame by comparison with today's, um, standards but nearly outrageous during the McCarthy era.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 1, 2011, 01:17 PM
Just getting this out of the way.  I'll be back to fill in the details whenever the time comes.

Might as well do this one, too.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2z5k7sy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 1, 2011, 01:58 PM
And this one:

(http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/10/05/1225934/580294-michael-douglas.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on March 1, 2011, 04:48 PM
The stuff coming out of Charlie Sheen's mouth has been GOLD, Jerry.

Quote
The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.

Quote
I’m bi-winning. I win here. I win there.

Quote
This bootleg cult arrogantly referred to as AA now supports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math!

Quote
I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path, because it was written nice. It was written for normal people, people that aren’t special. People that don’t have tiger blood, you know, Adonis DNA.

Quote
I'm tired of pretending I'm not special.

Quote
Look what they put me through. Come Wednesday morning, they're going to rename it Charlie Bros. and not Warner Bros. Duh, winning!

Quote
I'm on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.

More:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aSa4tmVNM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aSa4tmVNM)
http://www.avclub.com/articles/updated-charlie-sheen-continued,52384/ (http://www.avclub.com/articles/updated-charlie-sheen-continued,52384/)
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/24/charlie-sheen-slams-men/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/24/charlie-sheen-slams-men/)

WINNING.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 1, 2011, 04:55 PM
Just getting this out of the way.  I'll be back to fill in the details whenever the time comes.

Might as well do this one, too.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2z5k7sy.jpg)

The Oscars should've been renamed the Awkwards after he had his time at them.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 1, 2011, 05:16 PM
The stuff coming out of Charlie Sheen's mouth has been GOLD, Jerry.

Either he's kept on his writers, or he's legitimately a pretty brilliant guy.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 1, 2011, 07:31 PM
Sheen made an impromptu call to Howard Stern today...  He started making a lot of sense too.  I mean, if you hire and raise the guy's pay knowing who he is and what he does, then get mad because there's some perceived backlash over his behavior and you now want to pull the plug...  Hey, you knew what you were buying.  Plus it sounds like he hasn't f'd up work and comes and does his thing at work and gets through the day without problems...

It's weird.  I'm loving Charlie Sheen's interviews though.  It's really getting near Busey levels.  I was even sort of shocked when he started making sense to me though.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on March 9, 2011, 12:54 AM
Mike Starr Found Dead (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1659474/alice-in-chains-mike-starr-dead.jhtml)

Sad news for Alice in Chains fans
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on March 9, 2011, 03:25 PM
Sad indeed but that looked like where he was headed when he was on Celebrity Rehab.  I could feel his pain/sadness/anger from the show.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on March 16, 2011, 01:09 PM
RIP Nate Dogg (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20043797-10391698.html)  I unfortunately  :-[  listened to quite a bit of rap in the late 90's, but this guy was a good compliment to Dre/Snoop/Warren G, etc....
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 17, 2011, 01:12 AM
I unfortunately  :-[  listened to quite a bit of rap in the late 90's

"Unfortunately"?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on March 17, 2011, 10:38 AM
I unfortunately  :-[  listened to quite a bit of rap in the late 90's

"Unfortunately"?

Confessing sin?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2011, 09:34 PM
Bless me father, for I have beat-boxed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 18, 2011, 01:43 PM
R.I.P. Alfred (http://www.okmagazine.com/2011/03/michael-gough-batman-star-dies-at-94/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 23, 2011, 09:13 AM
Liz Taylor (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/hollywood-icon-elizabeth-taylor-dies-79/story?id=12894882)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 23, 2011, 09:38 AM
You sure she isn't faking it like all the other times she pretended to be sick?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 23, 2011, 09:59 AM
Liz Taylor (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/hollywood-icon-elizabeth-taylor-dies-79/story?id=12894882)

RIP Old Lady formerly hot chick back in the day?  I've no clue who this was until watching the news this morning, but I'm still lost?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 23, 2011, 10:05 AM
One hot piece back in the day
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfc0hviiP91qb4akco1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on March 24, 2011, 12:20 AM
The one celebrity who declined an invite to appear on the Krusty Comeback Special...

(http://www.morethings.com/fan/simpsons/images/LizTaylor_Simpsons.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 20, 2011, 07:07 PM
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane)  from Doctor Who and the Sarah Jane Adventures died yesterday at age 63.

(http://dvdmedia.ign.com/dvd/image/article/918/918619/the-sarah-jane-adventures-the-complete-first-season-20081010104056394_640w.jpg)

In praise of Elisabeth Sladen (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/20/elisabeth-sladen-sarah-jane)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on May 1, 2011, 10:56 PM
Poltiics aside...Bump?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Paul on May 1, 2011, 11:40 PM
I doubt his Celebrity Status, but I think he did have a lot of videos.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 1, 2011, 11:52 PM
This is bad news technically, but it's fun to just say it, isn't it?  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 2, 2011, 12:19 AM
Goodbye SOB.  Save the rest for the Sarlacc Pit.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on May 2, 2011, 01:15 AM
Rot in Hell ************!

We did right by those poor people killed almost 10 years ago, justice was finally served, and not some courtroom or military tribunal BS.

Proud to be an American tonight. We did what nobody else could do. Scumbag was practically the Antichrist.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Hemish on May 2, 2011, 01:46 AM
He really doesnt need to be mentioned in here with people that were loved and respected

Guy was an assclown, glad he's gone
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on May 2, 2011, 03:23 AM
He really doesnt need to be mentioned in here with people that were loved and respected

Agreed.

I assume the original post was moved into the Sarlac Pit (which I don't seem to have access to even though I used to do) so any chance the rest of these relevant posts could be moved too?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on May 3, 2011, 03:13 PM
Ew....

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/03/2011-05-03_mummified_remains_of_attack_of_the_50foot_woman_star_found_in_home_officials.html

edit to add:

We're going to have to review the post-mortem spank policy as well.  Was there a waiting period? 

(http://www.europaplus.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Yvette-Vickers.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 3, 2011, 08:15 PM
How can someone be dead for over a year and no one even notice? I wonder if she had any family?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on May 4, 2011, 10:17 AM
I don't know....very sad.  The report also said that a space heater was still running in her room.  I guess she could have had her utilities on some automated payment schedule, or had a financial manager who never talked to her?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on May 4, 2011, 11:30 PM
RIP Jackie Cooper, from Little Rascals to Superman. Quite a career...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on May 5, 2011, 10:31 AM
Rest in Peace

Last WWI combat veteran Claude Choules dies aged 110 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13289607)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on May 20, 2011, 01:02 PM
RIP Macho Man (http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/20/randy-savage-car-accident-macho-man-dead-dies-died-killed-wwe-wrestler-florida/)  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on May 20, 2011, 01:54 PM
RIP Macho Man (http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/20/randy-savage-car-accident-macho-man-dead-dies-died-killed-wwe-wrestler-florida/)  :'(

Bummer.  The Macho Man was always one of my favorites from back in the day... and, of course, Miss Elizabeth.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 20, 2011, 02:35 PM
 :'(  indeed.  I seriously felt my stomach churn just readin the RIP notice posted here.  While I havent watched in over a decade, WWF was a pretty big part of my childhood
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on May 20, 2011, 04:49 PM
I'm buying a Slim Jim in his honor tonight.

   E...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 20, 2011, 05:11 PM
RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage!  :'(

"Hey, freakshow! You're goin' NOWHERE! I got'cha for three minutes! Three minutes of playtime!"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on May 20, 2011, 08:55 PM
One of my favorite boyhood memories is going to see a steel cage match of Ricky the Dragon Steamboat vs Macho Man Randy Savage in Saint Paul.  Totally awesome...RIP
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Brian on May 20, 2011, 09:34 PM
Sad news about Randy Savage.  I don't follow wrestling at all these days, but I was really into it as a kid (particularly late '80s and early '90s).  The Macho Man really exemplifies that era of wrestling for me and my friends, one of the biggest stars of the wrestling world.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on May 20, 2011, 10:10 PM
I didn't start watching wrestling until the late 90's when all we had was Rappin' Randy Savage (http://www.amazon.com/Be-Man-Macho-Randy-Savage/dp/B0000CF348) but they aired his Slim Jim commercials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXTagE7BtRU) forever, and his catchphrases are pretty much staples.

RIP :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on May 20, 2011, 11:06 PM
One of my favorite boyhood memories is going to see a steel cage match of Ricky the Dragon Steamboat vs Macho Man Randy Savage in Saint Paul.  Totally awesome...RIP

I saw the Macho Man wrestle against the Honky Tonk Man in 1988 during the first Friday Night Main Event.  This was the same night that Andre the Giant beat Hulk Hogan with the Referee's evil twin brother.... god love the 80s and their wrestling soap operas  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on May 27, 2011, 04:07 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/27/taxi-star-jeff-conaway-dead-60/?test=latestnews

Kenickie from Grease died to day...

Gonna be goin' to that malt shop in the sky.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on May 27, 2011, 07:57 PM
Kenickie hell, he will always be Zack Allan to me.  :'(

RIP brother.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on June 14, 2011, 06:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3cE9g.jpg)

Might as well be dead.

Grandma's still lookin' pretty good!

(http://i.imgur.com/yjDR5.jpg) (http://www.rollingstone.com/random-notes/walk-this-way-0718682)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 14, 2011, 10:29 PM
Wait a minute! Matt died????

When did this happen?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 19, 2011, 12:03 AM
 E Street sax man Clarence Clemons dies (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/18/clarence.clemons.obit/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on June 20, 2011, 11:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9pkJj.jpg)

Ryan Dunn of "Jackass" fame dies while being a jackass (http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/20/cops-ryan-dunn-driver-crash-porsche-911-west-goshen-township-pemmsylvania/)

And R.I.P. to his Porsche 911, as well:

(http://i.imgur.com/tYKBt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on June 20, 2011, 02:17 PM
I had to look up a picture because I had no clue who they were talking about. I actually recognize that dude. Sounds like DUI is the initial thinking.

At least he didn't kill anyone else.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 20, 2011, 02:24 PM
I had to look up a picture because I had no clue who they were talking about. I actually recognize that dude. Sounds like DUI is the initial thinking.

At least he didn't kill anyone else.

I thought I heard he killed a passenger too. But I could be wrong.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 20, 2011, 02:42 PM
Yep, he did.  Probably one of these guys:

(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/06/20/0620-ryan-twitpic-asset.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on June 20, 2011, 02:57 PM
I had to look up a picture because I had no clue who they were talking about.

Yeah, I probably should have included a pic in my original post.  My bad.  Here's one now, though:

(http://i.imgur.com/9pkJj.jpg)

Ryan Dunn of "Jackass" fame, in happier times
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 20, 2011, 03:03 PM
I love Jackass, for some reason, but I'm kind of shocked it wasn't Steve-O.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on June 20, 2011, 03:12 PM
I love Jackass, for some reason, but I'm kind of shocked it wasn't Steve-O.

He was on the KQ morning show (see: Jingle All the Way) last Friday and apparently he's promoting a new book he wrote of his life.  Perhaps he's next in line?

I have nothing wrong with Jackass - not one of my favorite shows or anything, but really enjoyed it when I was a younger and less mature lad.

viva la Dunn...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2011, 08:53 PM
'Columbo' actor Peter Falk dies at 83 (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/06/24/obit.falk/index.html?&hpt=hp_c2)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on June 24, 2011, 10:40 PM
'Columbo' actor Peter Falk dies at 83 (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/06/24/obit.falk/index.html?&hpt=hp_c2)

Makes me sad. I enjoyed Columbo and his telling of the Princess Bride.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on July 11, 2011, 10:41 PM
Motorhead Guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston Dies at 61 (http://www.billboard.com/news/motorhead-guitarist-michael-wurzel-burston-1005270792.story#/news/motorhead-guitarist-michael-wurzel-burston-1005270792.story)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on July 23, 2011, 12:34 PM
Amy Winehouse found dead in London flat (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43866337)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on July 23, 2011, 01:11 PM
The World's Oldest Person dying is more shocking.

What a wasted talent.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2011, 01:38 PM
Surprised she made it this long.   ::)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on July 23, 2011, 02:22 PM
This is a total shock.  What do you think the cause of death could have been?!  ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 23, 2011, 02:25 PM
Guess she should've gone to rehab.   :-\










What....too soon?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2011, 09:23 PM
Quote
The World's Oldest Person dying is more shocking.

I  lol'd at that.

Not really a shocker.  A waste, but certainly no shock.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on July 27, 2011, 01:30 PM
Hot Wheels Creator Elliot Handler Dead (http://www.examiner.com/autos-in-national/mattel-s-hot-wheels-creator-elliot-handler-dead-at-95)

We may hate the scalpers but Hot Wheels are still pretty awesome. I still have a tub of them somewhere.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2011, 03:43 PM
We have tubs of them too. Funny thing is, I don't remember buying any of them.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 4, 2011, 12:12 AM
Bubba Smith dead at age 66.   :-[

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/08/03/former-nfl-star-and-police-academy-actor-bubba-smith-found-dead/?test=faces (http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/08/03/former-nfl-star-and-police-academy-actor-bubba-smith-found-dead/?test=faces)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on August 4, 2011, 04:19 PM
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=662654&gt1=28101

RIP Cha Cha

Ok, two down...who's #3?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on August 8, 2011, 10:09 AM
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=662654&gt1=28101

RIP Cha Cha

Ok, two down...who's #3?

Kinickie died in May, now Cha Cha.   Not looking like a good year for Stockard Channing, Olivia Newton John, or (gasp) John Travolta!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on August 12, 2011, 07:18 AM
He's where the Down Boys go now - R.I.P Jani Lane

http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/11/warrant-singer-jani-lane-dead-dies-died-hotel-ventura-los-angeles-cherry-pie/
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on August 12, 2011, 08:16 AM
He's where the Down Boys go now - R.I.P Jani Lane

http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/11/warrant-singer-jani-lane-dead-dies-died-hotel-ventura-los-angeles-cherry-pie/

See, I think I would have gone with "Heaven isn't too far away..."

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on August 12, 2011, 08:24 AM
Knowing his history, I think he's going down, not up...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on August 12, 2011, 08:37 AM
ah...well at least the cherry pie will be warm, then.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on August 14, 2011, 07:47 PM
Wow, I wanted to chime in on that action too but you guys covered all the available puns. Well played!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on September 11, 2011, 01:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h1eVA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on September 12, 2011, 03:02 AM
Co-star of one of my favourite films. Too Late the Hero.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on September 12, 2011, 10:07 AM
Andy Whitfield, the star of Spartacus:  Blood & Sand has died at the age of 39 (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/12/spartacus-star-andy-whitfield-dead-at-39/) from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Hemish on September 13, 2011, 01:33 AM
Yeah that one sucks, was pretty shocked when read that he had died, he was awesome
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on September 13, 2011, 12:23 PM
True dat.  Starz tried to keep the Spartacus show going by doing a prequel season, hoping that Andy Whitfield would be able to recover in time for the third season.  But because his condition didn't improve the role of Spartacus was recast for the third season.

All that being said, 39 is far too young for anyone to pass on.  And Andy Whitfield was great on that show.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on September 21, 2011, 02:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5mep4.jpg) (http://remhq.com/news_story.php?id=1446)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on September 21, 2011, 02:40 PM
Didn't they basically quit 5 or 10 years ago?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on September 21, 2011, 02:41 PM
I'm with Rob, I thought they died right around 1995
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 21, 2011, 02:46 PM
I don't have any clue who that is.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on September 21, 2011, 02:58 PM
I think it's R.E.M.  Did the entire band die?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on September 21, 2011, 03:01 PM
No, it's Depeche Mode.  And yes, they all died in a plane crash in the Alps last night.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 21, 2011, 05:01 PM
Google News doesn't mention anything.  Sure it's not one of those Norm MacDonald fake stories?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on September 21, 2011, 05:08 PM
I just hope they Enjoy The Silence with Shiny Happy People.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on September 21, 2011, 05:26 PM
Google News doesn't mention anything.  Sure it's not one of those Norm MacDonald fake stories?

Sir, I would never knowingly post false news of a celebrity dying.
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Post by: Rob on September 21, 2011, 05:55 PM
Google News doesn't mention anything.  Sure it's not one of those Norm MacDonald fake stories?

When he first posted the picture I typed R.E.M. into Google and got dozens of hits.  The statement came from their website:

http://remhq.com/news_story.php?id=1446
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Post by: BillCable on September 21, 2011, 07:35 PM
I though someone said that was Depeche Mode...

And I also thought this thread was about celebrity deaths, not bands quitting.   :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Hemish on September 21, 2011, 07:43 PM
Yeah that was never Depeche Mode

Bob Hopes wife died the other day at 102, thats a good innings
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Post by: Jesse James on September 21, 2011, 11:15 PM
"Depeche Mode is French for 'We suck'...  Uh huhhuhuhuh"

-W. Whitman
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Post by: Scott on October 5, 2011, 07:46 PM
(http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steve-jobs.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: IncomT65 on October 6, 2011, 07:31 AM
Not an Apple-man, but yeah this is sad news. RiP Steve  :(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2011, 10:37 AM
Very sad news. He will be missed. I got to agree with the Apple statement: “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”
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Post by: iFett on October 6, 2011, 10:41 AM
Weird....my iPod died about 2 weeks ago.  Must have been a sign.

Farewell sir
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Post by: Rob on October 8, 2011, 11:06 AM
(http://www.raidersgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/al-davis1.jpg)

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Post by: BillCable on October 8, 2011, 05:08 PM
That's a shame.  He was a crazy old goat, but he was entertaining.  Now the Raiders might start playing well...
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Post by: McMetal on October 20, 2011, 09:02 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44971257/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/?GT1=43001

Brutal photo...if true.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 20, 2011, 11:16 AM
He looks like one of the Walking Dead.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: IncomT65 on October 20, 2011, 02:27 PM
He looks like one of the Walking Dead.

No he doesn't:
a) The TWD Zombies look 10x better
b) he done walking, bro ;)

But er... this news is in the wrong thread. I'd hardly call Khadaffi a celebrity....  :-X

And why is it that everytime there's something like this, we get a shaky, 320x200 video? Don't these people know how to bring the news? Take your cam, hold it steady, record for a minute or three and then go party like crazy!
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Post by: Jesse James on October 20, 2011, 05:44 PM
He dressed like Michael Jackson.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on October 21, 2011, 07:13 PM
He dressed like Michael Jackson.

If nothing else, it looks like they both had the same wig maker.
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Post by: McMetal on November 4, 2011, 09:33 AM
http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Entertainment/Gwar-guitarist-Cory-Smoot-dies.aspx?cp-documentid=31245817

RIP hometown hero Flattus Maximus.  :(

"I don't follow the crowd"
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Post by: McMetal on November 4, 2011, 09:34 AM
Damn, now this:

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=680538

"You're turning violet, Violet!"

Best movie ever.
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Post by: McMetal on November 4, 2011, 11:31 AM
And to complete the celebrity death trifecta:

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=680531

"Tommy Turner" from Porky's.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 5, 2011, 01:30 PM
Andy Rooney.  Adios.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2011, 02:38 PM
Now where is 60 minutes going to find another crochty old man to complain about random things?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on November 5, 2011, 07:04 PM
They could look in the Sarlacc Pit.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 5, 2011, 07:34 PM
Anyone in there older than 40?  ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 5, 2011, 07:42 PM
Nobody acting over 20.   :-X  :-*
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on November 8, 2011, 12:03 AM
"Smokin'" Joe Frazier,  January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011 (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/sports/joe-frazier-ex-heavyweight-champ-dies-at-67.html).  One of the great heavyweight boxers of all time.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 8, 2011, 12:12 AM
That was quick.  His liver cancer must've been pretty advanced.
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Post by: McMetal on November 8, 2011, 08:54 AM
Thank you for adding "scamboogery" to the English lexicon, Smokin' Joe. You inspired the name of a not-so-classic Scatterbrain album.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 8, 2011, 06:57 PM
RIP D (http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/08/heavy-d-dead/#.TrnCx1Yames)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ec/2_Heavy_4_Ya.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on November 8, 2011, 07:11 PM
Who in the world would've called this threesome?

Andy Rooney
Smokin' Joe Frazier
Heavy D
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 8, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm sure they all could party pretty hard!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on November 17, 2011, 10:06 PM
Family Circus creator Bill Keane.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on November 18, 2011, 09:23 AM
Family Circus creator Bill Keane.

Really? Wow...had not heard that.

One of my friends used to put out an incredible zine called "So What" and one of the funniest recurring features was his "Bill Keane Must Die" column, which essentially was a scathing yet hilarious critique of recent Family Circus strips.

There used to be another fantastic zine out of Canada called Doomhauled which sometimes replaced the Family Circus captions with various filthy, demented things that were insanely funny.

If only that insipid comic strip would die with him, sadly they go on forever.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 18, 2011, 10:46 AM
Family Circus creator Bill Keane.
One of my friends used to put out an incredible zine called "So What" and one of the funniest recurring features was his "Bill Keane Must Die" column, which essentially was a scathing yet hilarious critique of recent Family Circus strips.

Well I guess they got their wish.  :-\
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Post by: DSJ™ on November 29, 2011, 07:54 PM
http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29/comedian-patrice-oneal-dies/?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: evenflow on November 30, 2011, 08:57 PM
He was a funny guy, always loved when he was on O&A
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2011, 11:03 PM
Ken Russell died yesterday... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/movies/ken-russell-controversial-british-director-dies-at-84/2011/11/29/gIQAMyrJEO_story.html)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on December 1, 2011, 09:34 AM
Ken Russell died yesterday... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/movies/ken-russell-controversial-british-director-dies-at-84/2011/11/29/gIQAMyrJEO_story.html)

Lair of the White Worm was freaking awesome...he will be missed. I wish more directors would take a page from his book.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 1, 2011, 02:56 PM
Ken Russell died yesterday... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/movies/ken-russell-controversial-british-director-dies-at-84/2011/11/29/gIQAMyrJEO_story.html)

Lair of the White Worm was freaking awesome...

What's that? It sounds like porn.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: efranks on December 7, 2011, 01:54 PM
Harry Morgan, dead at 96.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Paul on December 7, 2011, 05:26 PM
Really like his work on MASH and Dragnet on TV....

Also like the movies "Support your Local Sheriff" and "Support your local Gunfighter".

RIP Sherman T. Potter
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on December 7, 2011, 07:04 PM
That is sad, I grew up with MASH and though I did not care for the later character iterations, he did a fine job and will be remembered fondly.

His best work on that series was not as Col. Potter though, but as the crazy general who guest starred in one of the first 2 seasons.

"But first...a number."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on December 16, 2011, 09:43 AM
One of the great minds of our time. (http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/12/In-Memoriam-Christopher-Hitchens-19492011)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on December 16, 2011, 10:11 AM
Bummer.  I didn't even realize he was sick until just the other day.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on December 19, 2011, 02:28 AM
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9307/1483f.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/1483f.jpg/)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on December 19, 2011, 08:29 AM
That photo made my day.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on December 29, 2011, 01:20 AM
Here is one of those Oscar style a year in the death of retrospect's courtesy of the BBC. It's a little UK-centric but I think there is enough for none British JD members to appreciate (if that's the right word to use). Apologises in advance if it's one of those UK only pages on the BBC's website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16299678
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on January 2, 2012, 12:33 PM
Vader 'Lightsaber Double' Bob Anderson (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movie-sword-fight-master-bob-anderson-dies-89-122704485.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on January 2, 2012, 05:39 PM
Vader 'Lightsaber Double' Bob Anderson (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movie-sword-fight-master-bob-anderson-dies-89-122704485.html)

Damn.  I had really been hoping to add Bob Anderson to my Vader autograph collection.  Very sad news.  But some of the sword fights he left us with in films including Star Wars and beyond will always be with us.  His work on Lord of the Rings alone is very noteworthy.

And looking through his IMDB page, it seems that he was also an Imperial Officer in TESB.  Does anyone know from which scene?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on January 27, 2012, 10:09 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/robert-hegyes-dead_n_1234978.html?ncid=webmail3 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/robert-hegyes-dead_n_1234978.html?ncid=webmail3) Sweathog Juan Epstein died yesterday.  Though I won't believe it until he brings in a note from Epstein's Mom.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 27, 2012, 11:06 AM
Dang...RIP, Detective Manny Esposito.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 27, 2012, 10:23 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ian-abercrombie-elaine-s-boss-285386

Damn, the Wise Man, Mr. Pitt and the voice of Palps/Sidious on the Clone Wars, that's quite a body of work.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on February 1, 2012, 10:00 AM
'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius dead in apparent suicide (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/soul-train-creator-don-cornelius-dead-in-apparent-suicide.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
I seem to recall Jim Rome had a funny story about that guy...something about him being a lousy tipper or something like that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on February 4, 2012, 02:57 AM
Ben Gazzara

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gazzara-20120204,0,597874.story

Even more reason for me to pick up the Criterion blu-ray of Anatomy of a Murder later this month.
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Post by: McMetal on February 4, 2012, 08:03 AM

Even more reason for me to pick up the Criterion blu-ray of Anatomy of a Murder later this month.

Don't forget Road House!

 :D

"Get this POS coward off my lawn!"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2012, 10:29 PM
"You're a bleeder!"
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Post by: Captain Piet on February 6, 2012, 07:25 PM

Even more reason for me to pick up the Criterion blu-ray of Anatomy of a Murder later this month.

Don't forget Road House!

 :D

"Get this POS coward off my lawn!"

And pancreatic cancer, too, same as Swayze. As I wrote on PhGeek.com, somewhere Sam Elliott is getting screened for that terrible cancer.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 11, 2012, 08:23 PM
WHITNEY HOUSTON Dead at 48 (http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/11/whitney-houston-dead/#.TzcTcLHOzZc)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on February 11, 2012, 08:28 PM
Just hope it isn't due to her use of drugs.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 11, 2012, 09:51 PM
Wow! She looked terrible in those Grammy pictures from thursday.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on February 12, 2012, 01:00 AM
I was saving all my drugs for her...

Where was her bodyguard?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on February 16, 2012, 06:56 PM
RIP 'Kid'

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/remembering-kid-gary-carter-dies-age-57-231403315.html
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 16, 2012, 07:15 PM
Sad day for NY baseball fans.  Gary Carter was a great ball player, and he's gone far too young.

My fondest memory of "The Kid"?  I was at a Mets - Expos game around 1988 or so.  We have amazing seats at field level, right behind the backstop.  Gary Carter comes up to the plate, and it's Pasquale Perez on the mound.  Perez throws what may have been the slowest offspeed pitch in the history of Major League Baseball for a strike.  You could literally see Gary Carter SLOWLY following the ball across the plate and into the catcher's mitt.  And even he was laughingand smiling over how slow that pitch was!  At the time I was wondering "why didn't he swing at that pitch?", but in hindsight I can only think of just how much he would've had to change up the timing of his swing to hit a pitch like that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on February 29, 2012, 01:21 PM
Davy Jones  :o
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on February 29, 2012, 01:22 PM
RIP Davy Jones  (hey hey we're the Monkees...)

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/02/monkees-star-davy-jones-dies-at-age-66/1
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 29, 2012, 11:37 PM
I'm going to have to Netflix "Head" in memory of him tonight.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on March 1, 2012, 10:26 AM
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071023220044/uncyclopedia/images/f/ff/Davy_jones_locker.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on March 1, 2012, 11:57 AM
Davy Jones dying sucks.  I've always been a pretty big fan of the Monkees.  Several years ago my wife bought me their box CD set.  I remember watching them in the afternoons in the mid 80's, first on some local channel out of Lubbock, TX and then on Nickelodeon.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 1, 2012, 01:12 PM
The Monkees' 20th Anniversary Tour was my first concert ever.  I was ten.  Davy Jones was actually supposed to play here again in a couple of months...I really liked them when I was a dorky little kid, and I guess as a dorky old man, I still kind of do.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on March 1, 2012, 10:57 PM
I'm a big fan of Mike Nesmith from the classic "Sunset Sam" video they used to air on Night Flight.

I still find it almost too weird to believe that Hendrix actually opened for The Monkees at one point.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 2, 2012, 12:33 AM
I've been a life long fan but never saw them in concert until a few years ago at Disney's California Adventure. It was a blast!

Anybody see the Monkee's movie "Head" ? What did you think of it?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JV3VH2XJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on March 2, 2012, 07:11 AM
I caught part of the movie once and all I can say was WTF???!!!!  Granted, I came in during the last 20 or 30 minutes of the movie, but it just seemed to me it might be something better viewed during an acid trip.  I'm not going to say if I liked it or not, simply because I didn't see the entire thing and therefore didn't have a good frame of reference for the why the movie seemed so odd.

I found it on Youtube: The Monkees: Head (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFibqE5qqm8)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 2, 2012, 10:10 AM
You can come in at any point in Head and go WTF???!!! Its basically a series of skits with no relation to one another. Its kind of like the one the Beetles made around the same time.
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Post by: Nicklab on March 2, 2012, 01:19 PM
I've been a life long fan but never saw them in concert until a few years ago at Disney's California Adventure. It was a blast!

Anybody see the Monkee's movie "Head" ? What did you think of it?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JV3VH2XJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

It's definitely on the trippy side.  And an interesting sidenote is that Jack Nicholson was one of the screenwriters for that film.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 2, 2012, 01:23 PM
When they named the movie they were thinking of making a sequal. The tag line for the sequal would have said, "From the people who gave you Head...."   ;D
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Post by: P-Siddy on March 2, 2012, 03:01 PM
The tag line for the sequal would have said, "From the people who gave you Head...."   ;D

Yeah, kind of like those that gave you Shaft, too.  :o
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on March 3, 2012, 12:23 PM
You can come in at any point in Head and go WTF???!!! Its basically a series of skits with no relation to one another. Its kind of like the one the Beetles made around the same time.

Well, they were a major influence on The Beatles.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 3, 2012, 12:42 PM
Which is funny since they were suppose to copy the Beetles. All that started out as a very different sitcom and actually turned into a real band. Kind of like an arranged marriage.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 4, 2012, 02:00 AM
Star Wars conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie dies (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/04/showbiz/star-wars-death/index.html)

RALPH MCQUARRIE REMEMBERED (http://www.starwars.com/news/ralph_mcquarrie_remembered.html)

RIP Ralph & Thank You!   :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on March 4, 2012, 08:08 AM
This sucks something terrible.

I can remember as a kid digging through magazines with Star Wars articles and his artwork was always predominantly featured.  That's one of the things I think about when I think of Star Wars.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on March 4, 2012, 09:27 AM
Man, that does suck. I think the whole conceptual side that Ralph did was what I loved the most about the movies.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on March 4, 2012, 10:16 AM
Man, that's not how I wanted to start off my Sunday.  RIP Ralph, and thank you for all the fatastic work you did.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 4, 2012, 01:04 PM
Bummer. I wish he hadn't turned Lucas down for the Prequels... that world was McQuarrie's aesthetic, and I think those movies would have looked so much cooler if he'd been in charge.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ryan on March 4, 2012, 11:10 PM
RIP. I really do love McQuarrie's artwork. It really was such a big part of why the OT is so memorable. I agree with Rob, it sure would have been nice to see his stamp on the Prequels.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2012, 01:21 AM
Star Wars conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie dies (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/04/showbiz/star-wars-death/index.html)

RALPH MCQUARRIE REMEMBERED (http://www.starwars.com/news/ralph_mcquarrie_remembered.html)

RIP Ralph & Thank You!   :'(

This really bummed me out.

His art didn't just inspire Star Wars to me, but it inspired everyone who looked at it in different ways.  One of my favorites is to hear Anthony Daniels talk about the first time he was shown the C-3PO character art, before the character was even really set in stone as to who it would be, and what it would talk/act like.  That's inspiration of the imagination just through imagery.  Moving stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 5, 2012, 04:55 PM
McQuarrie knew where to get his reference from too.

(http://cache.io9.com/assets/images/8/2007/12/metropolis1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 5, 2012, 06:52 PM
Saddened by the passing of McQuarrie, no doubt.

Lost in all the fuss was the passing of Ronnie Montrose (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/03/ronnie-montrose-death-guitarist-rock-sammy-hagar.html).  Get on your bad motor scooter and ride. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: EdSolo on March 6, 2012, 06:50 AM
You can come in at any point in Head and go WTF???!!! Its basically a series of skits with no relation to one another. Its kind of like the one the Beetles made around the same time.

Well, they were a major influence on The Beatles.

Umm, no....  The Monkees were created in reaction to the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night".  The Monkees started in 1966, the British invasion was early 1964.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 6, 2012, 04:08 PM
You can come in at any point in Head and go WTF???!!! Its basically a series of skits with no relation to one another. Its kind of like the one the Beetles made around the same time.

Well, they were a major influence on The Beatles.

Umm, no....  The Monkees were created in reaction to the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night".  The Monkees started in 1966, the British invasion was early 1964.

I think you need to stop getting your "facts" from Wikipedia.
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Post by: EdSolo on March 7, 2012, 06:59 AM
You can come in at any point in Head and go WTF???!!! Its basically a series of skits with no relation to one another. Its kind of like the one the Beetles made around the same time.

Well, they were a major influence on The Beatles.

Umm, no....  The Monkees were created in reaction to the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night".  The Monkees started in 1966, the British invasion was early 1964.

I think you need to stop getting your "facts" from Wikipedia.

Really?  How on Earth did the Beatles get influenced by the Monkees then?  The Beatles were already established before the Monkees were assembled.  There is a reason they were called the pre-fab four.

Weren't you the one who has said as long as their valid links in a wiki article it is fine to use one as a source?
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Post by: Carpeteria3000 on March 7, 2012, 11:04 PM
Really?  How on Earth did the Beatles get influenced by the Monkees then? 

Seriously? Just listen to their music. It's virtually identical.
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Post by: EdSolo on March 8, 2012, 06:59 AM
Really?  How on Earth did the Beatles get influenced by the Monkees then? 

Seriously? Just listen to their music. It's virtually identical.

Did you think that may be because the Monkees were copying the Beatles and not the other way around?  The Monkees first album came out a few months after the Beatles put out Revolver.  Heck, the Beatles hosted a party for the Monkees while they were recording Sgt. Peppers.  Heck, the Monkees barely played on any of the tracks on their first or second album.  They didn't start playing their own instruments until their third album.  They were a group that was put together for a TV show.  They didn't really become a band until the end of the Beatles career.

It would be like saying Weird Al influenced Michael Jackson because Eat It and Fat sound like Beat It and Bad.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 10, 2012, 01:44 PM
France comics artist Jean Giraud - Moebius - dies at 73 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17327374)
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Post by: Rob on April 8, 2012, 01:47 PM
Veteran newsman Mike Wallace dead at 93 (http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/08/us/obit-mike-wallace/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 9, 2012, 03:41 PM
Jack Tramiel (Computer Legend and Gaming Pioneer dies at age 83)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/04/09/computer-legend-and-gaming-pioneer-jack-tramiel-dies-at-age-83/ (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/04/09/computer-legend-and-gaming-pioneer-jack-tramiel-dies-at-age-83/)

My Atari ST, C64 and Jaguar are in morning.
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Post by: iFett on April 18, 2012, 04:15 PM
RIP Dick Clark

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57415954-10391698/dick-clark-dead-at-82/
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Post by: Scott on April 18, 2012, 05:36 PM
Do you think they will do a countdown from 10 when they lower his casket?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on April 19, 2012, 03:47 PM
Speaking of Scum...gotta love their web filter..

RIP **** Clark  (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1080561/)   ::)
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Post by: Tracy on April 19, 2012, 06:13 PM
Do you think they will do a countdown from 10 when they lower his casket?

Ooooooooooooh - that is baaaaaaaaad................ ;D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on April 19, 2012, 06:58 PM
The Celebrity Death Trifecta is now complete...RIP, Levon Helm. And then this guy:

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/04/19/jonathan-frid-original-dark-shadows-star-dies-at-87/?hpt=hp_c2

Was never a fan of The Band, but I will always remember Levon fondly as Loretta Lynn's father in Coal Miner's Daughter.
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Post by: Jayson on April 19, 2012, 07:06 PM
Also a member of Men at Work died today.
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 2, 2012, 02:26 PM
Sounds like Junior Seau committed suicide. Don't know how "confirmed" that is.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on May 2, 2012, 04:35 PM
Sounds like Junior Seau committed suicide. Don't know how "confirmed" that is.

Hooooly crap. Wow.

Gonna have to look hard at that concussion related syndrome. Seems like there has been a recent spike in these tragedies with former players.

Seemed like a good guy, sorry to hear that.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 2, 2012, 07:39 PM
Junior Seau?  ???
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Post by: I Am Sith on May 2, 2012, 09:58 PM
What was almost as scary to me was reading that Seau was the 8th member of the Chargers 1994 Super Bowl team to die.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on May 4, 2012, 01:18 PM
MCA, where have you been? (http://gawker.com/5907713/beastie-boys-founding-member-adam-mca-yauch-dead-at-47)
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Post by: iFett on May 4, 2012, 01:21 PM
that sucks man..
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Post by: name on May 4, 2012, 02:46 PM
Spotted on facebook:  "I didn't even know he was ill."

My response:  "He had a license to ill..."

too soon?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on May 4, 2012, 04:41 PM
"My man MCA's got a beard like a billy goat"

RIP brother, you were one of the good ones.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on May 4, 2012, 07:31 PM
'My name's MCA, I gotta license to kill. I think you know what time it is, it's time to get ill'

Thank you for being a huge part of my musical soundtrack throughout the years.  Check Your Head is still one of my top 5 releases of all time.
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Post by: Rob on May 8, 2012, 12:29 PM
Maurice Sendak. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html)
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Post by: Jesse James on May 8, 2012, 11:09 PM
His bit with Stephen Colbert had me laughing my ass off.
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Post by: iFett on May 10, 2012, 10:50 AM
Vidal Sassoon....does he count?
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 10, 2012, 02:51 PM
Vidal Sassoon....does he count?

I always thought Vidal Sassoon was just a marketing character like Ronald McDonald.
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Post by: Keonobi on May 11, 2012, 07:07 PM
Carroll Shelby's gone to the great garage in the sky... :'(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 11, 2012, 11:56 PM
Now that is sad. My first car ride was in Cobra Shelby that my dad bought when my mom was in labor with me. He figured she couldn't say no if she was having a baby. The car was stolen out of our garage eighteen months later.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2012, 02:43 AM
Donald Duck Dunn. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gPw0Xo9QKftN1SGFt0qDQS2JZKYw?docId=fe21f6f1afae448bab2a83bd4ddc5361)   :(

Quote
TOKYO (AP) — Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70.

Dunn was in Tokyo for a series of shows. News of his death was posted on the Facebook site of his friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was on the same tour. Cropper said Dunn died in his sleep.

Miho Harasawa, a spokeswoman for Tokyo Blue Note, the last venue Dunn played, confirmed he died alone early Sunday. She had no further details.

Dunn, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, performed on recordings with Eric Clapton, Neil Young and many others, and specialized in blues, gospel and soul. He played himself in the 1980 hit movie "The Blues Brothers."

He received a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 2007 for his work with Booker T. and the MGs.
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Post by: McMetal on May 14, 2012, 09:48 AM
Saw that about DD. I only ever knew him as the curious pipe-smoking dude from the Blues Brothers. Amazing to learn of his rich musical history, ditto Steve Cropper.

At least Matt "Guitar" Murphy is still going stong!
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Post by: Rob on May 14, 2012, 11:35 AM
At least Matt "Guitar" Murphy is still going stong!

Matt Murphy is 82!  Hard to believe it.  He played the blues festival here last year and I was hoping to go but couldn't. 
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Post by: Matt on May 18, 2012, 05:36 AM
No Donna Summer update?

Disco-hating dickheads.
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Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2012, 01:02 AM
Disco Stu is not pleased.
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Post by: I Am Sith on May 20, 2012, 07:27 PM
Keeping with the disco theme, Robin Gibb dead at 62:

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/chart-watch-extra-brothers-gibb-230010301.html
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Paul on June 3, 2012, 11:25 AM
Survey says......

Richard Dawson http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/03/12033690-family-feud-star-richard-dawson-dies-at-79?lite (http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/03/12033690-family-feud-star-richard-dawson-dies-at-79?lite)

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSk7deIRgczTrKQTb7BbczEwEKLv6LgdQt2HpN61gBf1ksyIZXv7eMAKeoSdw)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2012, 04:09 PM
CM Punk on Twitter said he was a real man.  He'd kiss your woman on the mouth, while looking at you, and you wouldn't say anything because he's Richard Dawson.
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Post by: DSJ™ on June 3, 2012, 04:21 PM
Damon Killian: You know who I am?
Ben Richards: I've seen you before. You're the ******* on T.V.Damon
Killian: That's funny, I was gonna say the same thing about you.

RIP Dawson!   :'(

(http://eightiesmovies.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/runningman.jpg)
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Post by: efranks on June 4, 2012, 02:04 PM
I actually didn't know Richard Dawson was still alive. 

   E...
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Post by: McMetal on June 4, 2012, 02:32 PM
"Ben, you look pissed."

Great actor, will sorely miss him. Newkirk was the bomb.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 4, 2012, 03:11 PM
RIP. (http://en.ria.ru/world/20120604/173831212.html)   :'(

(http://en.rian.ru/images/17383/13/173831378.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z4m4lnjxkY)

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Post by: P-Siddy on June 4, 2012, 03:20 PM
Best. Song. Ever.
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Post by: Ryan on June 4, 2012, 06:33 PM
Crazy Russians (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNm6l4FwABE).
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 4, 2012, 09:41 PM
That was...disturbing.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on June 6, 2012, 11:12 AM
Ray Bradbury (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/author-ray-bradbury-dies-at-91-daughter-says.html)

:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 6, 2012, 11:15 AM
That sucks.  RIP Ray.  You gave us so many wonderful stories.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 13, 2012, 10:25 AM
Henry Hill passed away
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 13, 2012, 01:30 PM
Now get your pinebox!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 13, 2012, 09:30 PM
Was that a pun, or did you typo shinebox?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 13, 2012, 11:44 PM
It was intentional.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 15, 2012, 08:16 PM
Now get your pinebox!

HAHAHAHA
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 17, 2012, 12:25 PM
Rodney King found dead (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/17/rodney-king-reportedly-found-dead/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on June 17, 2012, 12:48 PM
You beat me to it :P
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 18, 2012, 09:18 AM
I bet the LAPD had something to do with it.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on June 21, 2012, 09:02 AM
RIP, sci-fi, horror icon Richard Lynch:

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=737825

Will always remember him fondly from "Sword and the Sorcerer" and the epic "Gun on Ice Planet Zero" episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Best part of the above obituary is the last line:

"Lynch had said he suffered scarring in 1967 after he set himself on fire while under the influence of LSD."

Dude, that's hardcore.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on June 26, 2012, 09:05 AM
Just found out about this...a little old.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/14/showbiz/swamp-people-death/index.html
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 3, 2012, 10:22 AM
Andy Griffith dies at 86 (http://www.wavy.com/dpps/entertainment/celebrity_news/ems-called-to-andy-griffiths-nc-home_4226631?hpt=hp_t2)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on July 3, 2012, 12:24 PM
Andy Griffith dies at 86 (http://www.wavy.com/dpps/entertainment/celebrity_news/ems-called-to-andy-griffiths-nc-home_4226631?hpt=hp_t2)

Makes me sad.   I grew up watching the re-runs of the Andy Griffith show on television.  It was (and still is) one of our families favorite shows.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on July 3, 2012, 01:07 PM
To be honest, I thought he died 3 or 4 years ago.  Whoops.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on July 3, 2012, 01:25 PM
Very sad.  :'(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on July 3, 2012, 02:09 PM
I think that was Don Knotts that died 3 or 4 years ago.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 3, 2012, 06:36 PM
This news makes me think about a HOward Stern interview that he did with Ron Howard...  Ron Howard was shockingly open, and Stern of course diverted the conversation to sex at a point and asked about a rumor he'd heard about Don Knotts being quite the skin hound... 

Ron Howard acknowledged it, and that Knotts had different women often, but that he wasn't ever exposed to what went on though now he's sure it was going on quite often.  He said Andy would personally take him off the set when things were "getting rowdy" and they'd go hang out and tour other studios and stuff.

He was, I guess, quite cautious with Ron Howard's growing up in the spotlight, and wanted to make sure he had as normal a childhood as he could, and that he was taken care of and not exposed to too much.

Good guy.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2012, 05:45 PM
Actor Ernest Borgnine dies at 95 (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57468279/actor-ernest-borgnine-dies-at-95/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 8, 2012, 07:33 PM
Goodbye Marty.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2012, 07:40 PM
Wow.  Ernest Borgnine may not have been your traditional Hollywood leading man, but he always worked.  His IMDB entry has him credited as an actor in over 200 films going back to 1951.  And one of his earliest roles that got him some serious acclaim was "From here to eternity" back in 1953!  And then he won a Best Actor Oscar in 1955 for Marty.

But one of the best Ernest Borgnine moments of all time?  Sharing too much with Steve Doocy of Fox & Friends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_PeLNzxNQ)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on July 8, 2012, 08:53 PM
(http://indiemini.com/card/modules/image_upload/plugins/thumb.php?img=img_1150.jpg&w=280&h=265)

I saw him at DragonCon just last year.  He lived life right to the end.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2012, 11:18 AM
Bet it was a plane crash, or a boat sinking...  Am I right?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on July 9, 2012, 11:22 AM
NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I LOVED the Borg-Man!!!

One of the best character actors EVER.

Top 3 roles:

Mermaid Man (Spongebob Squarepants)
Harry Booth (The Black Hole)
Jonathan Corbis (The Devil's Rain)

"EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2012, 08:20 PM
(http://indiemini.com/card/modules/image_upload/plugins/thumb.php?img=img_1150.jpg&w=280&h=265)

I saw him at DragonCon just last year.  He lived life right to the end.

He sure did Bill.  I was lined up to get an autograph from Martin Landau & Ernest was sitting next to him. Doing a con circuit at 94 is pretty bad ass!  8)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on July 13, 2012, 09:26 PM
I will miss Starfish man or whatever he was called on Spongebob.  Vaguely remember him from some black n white shows as a kid.

Does Rocky's son count ?

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=743048
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on July 16, 2012, 04:01 PM

Does Rocky's son count ?

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=743048

Not any more.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on July 19, 2012, 03:09 PM
 

Does Rocky's son count ?

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=743048

Not any more.
;D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2012, 04:54 PM
Sherman Hemsley, 'Jeffersons' Star, Dies at 74 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sherman-hemsley-jeffersons-star-dies-353651)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on July 24, 2012, 04:59 PM
Sally Ride
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 26, 2012, 09:25 PM
Ride. Sally Ride!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 14, 2012, 03:43 PM
RIP Horshack (http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=750486)

Welcome Back...Welcome Back...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on August 14, 2012, 04:05 PM
RIP Horshack (http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=750486)

Welcome Back...Welcome Back...

That's two this year from that show.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on August 14, 2012, 04:19 PM
Comic legend Joe Kubert too... :'(

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/13/showbiz/obit-kubert/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on August 20, 2012, 01:22 AM
Tony Scott  :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on August 20, 2012, 09:28 AM
Wow, dude jumped off a bridge.

Always a surpise to see someone so successful choose to go out like that. Maybe he had health issues? 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 20, 2012, 01:05 PM
Apparently the suicide note says he was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 20, 2012, 04:20 PM
RIP phyllis diller
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 25, 2012, 04:20 PM
Neil Armstrong. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/neil-armstrong-first-man-to-step-on-the-moon-dies-at-82/2012/08/25/7091c8bc-412d-11e0-a16f-4c3fe0fd37f0_story.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 25, 2012, 07:06 PM
no one cares about phyllis diller?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 26, 2012, 12:22 PM
no one cares about phyllis diller?

I care about Phyllis Diller. We were very sad about that in our house.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2012, 04:03 AM
Now nobody cares about Neil Armstrong...  Guess he needed the Scooby Doo bump.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on August 27, 2012, 01:07 PM
Everyone acts like the space program had huge popular support amongst the U.S. public. But it did not. We fortunate that Cold War was going on and the government pushed the Apollo Program as much as they did. Left up to an actual popular vote, Armstrong probably wouldn't have made history.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 29, 2012, 01:15 AM
I think it's criminal that we were unable to return to the moon (or go further into space) in Neil Armstrong's lifetime.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 29, 2012, 08:03 PM
If you listen to Neil Armstrong's moon landing transcripts, they were actually warned off from landing. The Aliens wouldn't let us do more landings. He talks about seeing spaceships lined up outside a moon base. Theory is that Apollo 13 has actually shot down by aliens because it was doing a recon mission.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on August 29, 2012, 08:16 PM
ALF likes his space up there.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on August 29, 2012, 08:27 PM
I think it's criminal that we were unable to return to the moon (or go further into space) in Neil Armstrong's lifetime.

It's not that we were unable, it's that NASA and the government realized there wasn't much more to do there.  Although, that seems to be changing now with the ideas floating around about a permanent installation for research and to act as a launching point for longer distance missions.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Symposium on September 1, 2012, 10:34 PM
Hal David
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JediJman on September 2, 2012, 11:21 PM
I think it's criminal that we were unable to return to the moon (or go further into space) in Neil Armstrong's lifetime.

I think it's criminal that we pretended to actually go there.   ;)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on September 3, 2012, 11:05 AM
Oh lets face it. We went to the moon and there are no aliens telling us what to do. It's fun to think otherwise but the truth is we were there and we havn't gone back because of the ****** politicians we keep electing. If the government would give NASA just 10% of the militaries budget we would be at Jupiter's moon Europa by now. However it's still amazing what they have accomplished with the tiny budget they get.
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Post by: Scockery on September 3, 2012, 06:15 PM
Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away at age 54.

Quote
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54
Sept. 3, 2012, 5:53 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancee, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack.

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," Duncan had a handful of minor roles before "The Green Mile" brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.

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Post by: iFett on September 3, 2012, 07:51 PM
booo....too young
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Post by: McMetal on September 3, 2012, 08:57 PM
He was engaged to that crazy chick from the Apprentice?!?
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Post by: Nicklab on September 3, 2012, 09:18 PM
He was engaged to that crazy chick from the Apprentice?!?

She killed him!

;D
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Post by: DSJ™ on September 26, 2012, 11:47 AM
Singer Andy Williams dies at 84 (http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/26/showbiz/andy-williams-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_t3)
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Post by: Morgbug on September 26, 2012, 10:07 PM
I missed this one until I read SI this week.  Tom Sims (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5819487-Snowboard-pioneer-passes-away-at-age-61&p=78976828).  Not really a celebrity in the broadest sense but still deserves to be noted.
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Post by: McMetal on September 27, 2012, 10:46 AM
File under "Life Imitating Art": The ugly end of Kip Half-Sack

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=761886

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Post by: McMetal on October 1, 2012, 10:10 AM
http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=762799

RIP, Commander Jeffrey Sinclair

Not the greatest actor in the world, but a well-loved member of the show who will be missed.
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Post by: Scockery on October 6, 2012, 07:38 PM
 :( Wow. Seems like the B5 cast suffered more premature deaths than any Trek series has. The actors who played the doctor and G'Kar also passed away in the last decade.
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Post by: efranks on October 7, 2012, 12:13 AM
And don't forget Jeff Conaway, who played Zack Allan.

   E...
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Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2012, 01:28 PM
Ex NFL, actor Alex Karras dies (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/ex-nfl-star-actor-alex-karras-dies/)
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Post by: BrentS on November 24, 2012, 12:13 AM
RIP Larry Hagman. Sad to see JR Ewing go.
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Post by: I Am Sith on November 24, 2012, 09:26 AM
I mentioned Hagman to my wife this morning and she asked if he was shot  ;).  In all seriousness, RIP to an icon of American television.
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Post by: McMetal on November 24, 2012, 09:50 AM
Wow, I hope they wrapped Season 2 already, or they are going to have a major mess on that show.

I didn't even hear about this one with all the holiday brouhaha. My favorite non-Dallas role of his was in Blake Edward's SOB. Great flick.

Add also Deborah Raffin (Galaxy of Terror!!!) and Hector "Macho" Camacho to this list.

They always come in threes!
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Post by: Morgbug on December 28, 2012, 10:39 PM
No Jack Klugman love?  How about Harry Carey Jr.?
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Post by: Jesse James on December 28, 2012, 10:49 PM
Don't be a man.  Be a Klug Man.

(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4865004783995415&pid=15.1)
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 28, 2012, 11:58 PM
Charles Durning also passed at 89.

Also Gerry Anderson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Anderson) the creator of Thunderbirds passed at age 83. His shows started my collecting career/habit back in the 60's. Still been collecting his stuff & my Space 1999 collection has grown much bigger this past yr.  Gerry will be missed!   :'(

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/gerry-anderson1_zpsfa78e687.jpg)
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Post by: McMetal on December 29, 2012, 10:27 AM
RIP, Klug-Man...you could learn everything you needed to know about being a man by watching Quincy ME.

Charles Durning had so many great roles too, I can't even pick one out.

I thought Harry Carey was a baseball announcer and had died years ago?
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Post by: Scockery on December 29, 2012, 01:31 PM


I thought Harry Carey was a baseball announcer and had died years ago?

Harry Carey Jr. was a character actor notable for appearing in many westerns as far back as the 1940's and as recently as the mid 1990's. No relation to the announcer, he was the son of another actor.
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Post by: name on January 16, 2013, 01:30 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/16/diffrent-strokes-dad-conrad-bain-dies-at-age-8/

It's a bad day to be Todd Bridges.
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Post by: Jesse James on January 16, 2013, 02:37 PM
Since the show, has it ever been a good day?  :-\
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Post by: DSJ™ on February 7, 2013, 12:09 AM
Makeup master Stuart Freeborn of 'Star Wars' dead at age 98 (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/06/showbiz/obit-star-wars-stuart-freeborn/index.html?hpt=hp_c3)
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Post by: Hemish on February 7, 2013, 04:47 AM
Thats a sad one, though he had a good innings
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Post by: Rob on April 4, 2013, 04:05 PM
Roger Ebert, dead at 70 (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-roger-ebert-dead-20130404,0,602338.story)

Poor guy, he had a terrible run of health problems over the last several years.  I saw him at a film festival here a few years ago and he was barely recognizable. 

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Post by: McMetal on April 4, 2013, 04:17 PM
All because Vincent Gallo wished for him to get cancer. brutal.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 5, 2013, 11:19 AM
All because Vincent Gallo wished for him to get cancer. brutal.

Don't mess with Vincent Gallo.

...and Jim Ward.
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Post by: Scockery on April 5, 2013, 01:01 PM
Mixed feeling about Ebert. His reviews were more interesting that many because he was intellectual enough to really critique film but enough of a movie fan to not be too snobby. The downside is that with their t.v. show, he and Siskel reduced criticism to simple yes or no (thumbs up or down) with no middle ground.  Nowdays everyone's a critic. Me, I find it hard to recommend movies to people I know because most people have narrow tastes in what they like.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on April 5, 2013, 03:18 PM
I'll miss Ebert.  I saw this video of him and Gene Siskel debating the merits of the Star Wars films.  Funny how many "critics" of the films sound like this old fuddy duddy:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/ytLjboeOtis
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Post by: name on April 8, 2013, 04:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo00KTXPy90

Skip to 8min 20sec.

RIP Annette Funicello.
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Post by: DSJ™ on April 12, 2013, 01:32 PM
Comic Jonathan Winters dies at 87 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/comic-jonathan-winters-dies-at-87-1.1235364)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BpAJTxKntfg/TdmkVpNOBII/AAAAAAAAB8w/E-WKxAMiUNc/s1600/Mork6.JPG)

Also Peter Reveen, hypnotist popular with Maritime audiences, dead at 77 (http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/peter-reveen-hypnotist-popular-with-maritime-audiences-dead-at-77-1.1229384)

(http://www.chilliwacktoday.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/reveen-superconcious.jpg)

Peter was awesome, never laughed so must at his shows. So glad to be part of his stage show back on the last 70's when I got hypnotized in front of a sell out auditorium.  ;D
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Post by: DSJ™ on April 16, 2013, 11:33 AM
Richard LeParmentier, Admiral Motti himself, has passed away (http://www.examiner.com/article/richard-leparmentier-admiral-motti-himself-has-passed-away)

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100609041133/starwars/images/c/c2/Motti-anh.jpg)
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Post by: Scockery on April 16, 2013, 12:12 PM
 :( I never found his lack of faith disturbing.
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Post by: Nicklab on April 16, 2013, 01:07 PM
Sad to hear of Richard's passing.  He was one of the first Star Wars actors I ever met.  And he was always a pleasure to meet, with genuine charm and humor.  One of my fondest memories of Celebration 2 was being in the autograph area and seeing Richard and William Hootkins (Porkins) banter back and forth.  Hootkins was ripping on LeParmentier, saying "Hey Richard, look at what they brought me to sign" as he held up a picture of LeParmentier as Motti.  And all the while Richard was shouting "Don't get into Hootkins' line"!  It was comical, but it was just one of those things I'll remember about him.  But moreso, he was very generous with his time and thoughts when it came to meeting and chatting with fans.
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Post by: P-Siddy on April 16, 2013, 03:18 PM
 :'(

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Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2013, 05:35 PM
He was originally from Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill area (same as Mr. Rogers), and we (Cable & other PSWCS members) actually took him for pizza down to his favorite pizza place from when he was growing up, the last time he was in town for the toy show...  It was really fun hanging with him.  REALLY open guy, laughing and joking with us, talking quite easily with all of us.

I had a real newfound respect for him after that day...  Just a really normal guy you could just get along with and hang out, and have fun.  I appreciated that about him.
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Post by: BillCable on April 16, 2013, 09:23 PM
(http://www.pswcs.com/events/eventPhotos/20110729-04.jpg)
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Post by: I Am Sith on April 16, 2013, 10:09 PM
No Pat Summerall love guys?  I always thought that he was a good balance to offset Madden's delivery.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/pat-summerall-former-giants-kicker-giant-broadcasting-industry-215957376--nfl.html
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Post by: Diddly on April 16, 2013, 10:11 PM
I was just about to post about Pat. Grew up listening to him and Madden commentating Cowboys games in the 90s, plus the Madden video games. Loved how he came back every year to do the Cotton Bowl since he lived in Dallas. RIP.
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Post by: Scockery on April 17, 2013, 01:37 AM
The cause of Richard LeParmentier's death isn't known yet, but I wouldn't rule out Disney.
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Post by: McMetal on April 17, 2013, 10:09 AM
I was shocked to read that he was married to Sarah Douglas, Ursa from Superman II and the evil queen from Conan II. She was always one of my favorite geek chicks.

Even odder, I read they starred together in People That Time Forgot, which was just on TV yesterday. I caught the end but he was unrecognizable.
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Post by: Scockery on April 17, 2013, 12:11 PM
Strange movie, she wasn't evil in that one.

I got a thing for evil queens...that didn't sound right....bad girls. I blame Batman, GI JOE, Flash Gordon (RIP Mariangela Melato).
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Post by: efranks on April 17, 2013, 06:08 PM
It was sad news about both Le Parmentier and Summerall.

I met Le Parmentier at least twice and had fun chats with him both times.  He definitely liked to joke around and the signed photo of him as Motti is one of my favorite autos I have. 

I was also a big Summerall fan because he was usually the go-to guy on all the Cowboys games so for years I always looked forward to hearing him on the games. 

   E...
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Post by: DSJ™ on May 7, 2013, 01:16 PM
Ray Harryhausen 92: 1920 - 2013 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103886)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--FutZiOMmjY/ThPIGtL_nNI/AAAAAAAABLk/WU6clZeSDe4/s1600/Ray_Harryhausen.jpg)
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Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2013, 01:42 PM
Now that sucks. :(

Lotta childhood memories formed by the work he did.
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Post by: McMetal on May 20, 2013, 08:15 PM
Damn...Ray Manzarek.  :(

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Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2013, 07:47 PM
James Gandolfini.
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Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2013, 08:08 PM
RIP T.
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 20, 2013, 12:46 PM
Vince Flynn.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 20, 2013, 12:50 PM
James Gandolfini.

Was it a mob hit?
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Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2013, 10:56 AM
Jim Kelly Dead: Enter the Dragon Actor Dies at 67 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jim-kelly-dead-enter-the-dragon-actor-dies-at-67-201317)

"bull**** Mr. Han Man!… Man, you come right out of a comic book. …"
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Post by: BillCable on July 1, 2013, 01:22 PM
He's as dead as this forum...
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Post by: BrentS on July 14, 2013, 09:14 AM
Cory Monteith dead at 31

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/07/14/glee-star-cory-monteith-dies-at-31/2515449/
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Post by: name on July 22, 2013, 02:35 PM
Dennis Farina (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/showbiz/dennis-farina-obituary/index.html)

Gone home to get his f**kin' shine box.
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Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2013, 03:50 PM
Bad year for typecast mob guys.  :-X
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Post by: Scockery on July 22, 2013, 04:58 PM
Dennis Farina (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/showbiz/dennis-farina-obituary/index.html)

Gone home to get his f**kin' shine box.

He wasn't in GOODFELLAS...that was Frank Vincent who played Billy Batts.

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Post by: I Am Sith on July 22, 2013, 05:30 PM
He wasn't in GOODFELLAS...that was Frank Vincent who played Billy Batts.

Let's hope we didn't just doom him to this thread for the remainder of the year!
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Post by: McMetal on July 22, 2013, 11:02 PM
Oh man, he will be missed.

My favorite role of his was from Midnight Run. He had some great lines in that movie.

"You and that other dummy better start getting more personally involved in your work, or I'm gonna stab you through the heart with a ******' pencil."
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Post by: name on July 23, 2013, 09:39 AM
Dennis Farina (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/showbiz/dennis-farina-obituary/index.html)

Gone home to get his f**kin' shine box.

He wasn't in GOODFELLAS...that was Frank Vincent who played Billy Batts.

Are you breakin' my balls?
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Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2013, 08:07 PM
Nah you're just funny... you know...  funny... 

What he WAS in was Striking Distance, which is all filmed in Pittsburgh.  The only redeeming quality to that film was looking for places I knew.  Sarah Jessica Parker was kind of attractive at that time too.
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Post by: efranks on July 24, 2013, 01:14 PM
That was about the first, last and only time SJP was attractive in....anything. 

   E...
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Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2013, 03:03 PM
Yeah something got weird there. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: name on July 24, 2013, 04:16 PM
That was about the first, last and only time SJP was attractive in....anything. 

   E...

False.

See:  LA Story.
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Post by: Scockery on July 24, 2013, 05:10 PM
False.

Seabiscuit
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2013, 06:47 PM
Hah.  She must've really worked out for that role too.  Very fast.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on July 24, 2013, 10:15 PM
Every time I see that growth on her face I have the line from Uncle Buck running through my head... "Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam."
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Post by: Diddly on July 24, 2013, 10:59 PM
She was hot in Hocus Pocus too, and kept opening her gigantic mouth too. Make your own jokes there.
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Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2013, 11:07 PM
Hocus Pocus was kind of a comparatively hot thing.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 3, 2013, 05:49 PM
How hot do you need to be when paired with Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy?


I miss this show.

(http://www.brianorndorf.com/images/2008/05/17/pegs_lauren_patty_slash.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 4, 2013, 11:26 AM
Michael Ansara, actor behind Klingon leader Kang, dies at 91 (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/03/showbiz/star-trek-actor-dies/index.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/z4vOuyO.jpg)
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Post by: Scockery on August 4, 2013, 05:43 PM
Killer Kane and Kang and Cochise and the voice of BTAS's Mr. Freeze. Holy noble-villains, Batman!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on August 15, 2013, 05:49 PM
Lisa Robin Kelly dead at 43 (http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/-that--70s-show--star-lisa-robin-kelly-dead-at-43-194434270.html?cache=clear), the older blonde sister on That 70's Show.

Good-bye, Wisconsin!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2013, 05:56 PM
Can't say I'm shocked, in the slightest.  She's been in the news a bit of late.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on August 15, 2013, 10:42 PM
I really had a thing for her back in the day, she was smoking hot the first few seasons on that show. Her more recent mug shot was barely recognizable...eesh.

Who dies AFTER they go to rehab though?
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Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2013, 11:18 PM
Kinicky?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on August 15, 2013, 11:58 PM
Who dies AFTER they go to rehab though?

(http://i.imgur.com/tRVRDN6.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ScuezxM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XM4rbyW.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/xZ4ppNx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/09YUEy5.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/zgDPhk9.jpg)

Etc., etc. . . .

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Post by: McMetal on August 16, 2013, 07:55 AM
Yeah, but she actually died AT rehab, like at the actual facility, not after she left, at least as I understand it. That seems weird.

Also, I think that last guy is not actually dead, based on that other thread in this forum that pops up from time to time.  ;)

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Post by: P-Siddy on August 16, 2013, 08:56 AM
No, Dave Coulier is dead.  Fer realz.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on August 16, 2013, 09:23 AM
Forgot a couple:

(http://www.fredberryjr.com/uploads/Rerun.jpg)(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_rpyxj2cXabk/RizoW9cuzSI/AAAAAAAAAl0/WzPPzDiMVNw/s1600/marmaduke2007043054821.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 16, 2013, 09:46 AM
No, Dave Coulier is dead.  Fer realz.

Just his career is dead.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 16, 2013, 01:41 PM
I can't hear popeye impersonations without a tear forming.  :'(

I guess I should've included a Kinickity picture.  :-[
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 20, 2013, 12:56 PM
No, Dave Coulier is dead.  Fer realz.

Just his career is dead.

lol
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Post by: Jayson on October 2, 2013, 10:57 AM
Tom Clancy (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tom-clancy-dead-celebrated-thriller-141800682.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CQVLExSLHAAslHQtDMD)
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Post by: Diddly on October 2, 2013, 03:09 PM
Damn, that's kind of a shocker. Went through a Clancy phase for about 2 years after 9/11. Loved me some of the Splinter Cell video games.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on October 2, 2013, 03:28 PM
I loved Clancy's work for what it was, entertainment.  I will miss reading his books.

However, I'm glad we still have Stephen Coonts.  I think he's better simply because he isn't as wordy, develops characters quickly, and keeps the action going.

Still, RIP Clancy.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on October 27, 2013, 04:37 PM
Lou Reed. (http://www.punknews.org/article/53394/inmemoriam-lou-reed-1942-2013)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on October 27, 2013, 08:52 PM
Marcia Wallace (http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/26/marcia-wallace-actress-from-the-simpsons-and-the-bob-newhart-show-dies-at-70/) of The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Bart's teacher Edna Krabappel on the Simpsons.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on October 28, 2013, 10:54 AM
They should have her die on the show, like Ned's first wife.

Any fans of Lou Reed and/or the Velvet Underground here? Would like to hear someone quantify exactly why he is considered so influential. I don't mean that as a dis, it just doesn't seem obvious to me from listening to the music. Is he mostly acknowledged as a lyricist?

He is one of those guys I just never "got" really I guess.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on October 28, 2013, 11:36 AM
Any fans of Lou Reed and/or the Velvet Underground here? Would like to hear someone quantify exactly why he is considered so influential. I don't mean that as a dis, it just doesn't seem obvious to me from listening to the music. Is he mostly acknowledged as a lyricist?

He is one of those guys I just never "got" really I guess.


In their time, the Velvet Underground didn't do that well commercially.  But their impact was very significant on artists from the 1970's onward.  Lou Reed was punk almost a decade before punk broke.  He had (and the Velvet Underground) a dangerous edge that most rock music hadn't really explored until that time.

The turning point for recognition of them was probably when David Bowie started covering their songs in concert, and produced Lou Reed's first solo record.  Check out his New York Times obituary (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/arts/music/lou-reed-dies-at-71.html).  I think they really managed to sum things up rather elegantly.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on October 28, 2013, 03:10 PM
Good read, thanks!

I had totally forgotten about "Metal Machine Music"...I think I still have that CD leftover from my Merzbow/Masonna listening phase.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on November 30, 2013, 11:22 PM
http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/actor-paul-walker-dead-fast-furious/
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 15, 2013, 06:14 PM
Peter O'Toole, 'one of the giants of film and theatre,' dies at 81 (http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/15/showbiz/peter-otoole-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)

'Billy Jack' actor-writer Tom Laughlin dies at 82 (http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/15/showbiz/billy-jack-tom-laughlin-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on December 15, 2013, 10:14 PM
Wow, Billy Jack. Kind of a disturbing flick, I probably saw that at too young an age though.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on January 1, 2014, 04:07 PM
James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince and Shredder from the animated Ninja Turtles series. Terrible way to start the new year!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/01/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/james-avery-obit/
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 16, 2014, 05:03 PM
Russell Johnson, 'the Professor' from Gilligan's Island, dies at 89 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/russell-johnson-the-professor-from-gilligan-s-island-dies-at-89-1.2499602)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2014, 08:01 PM
Russell Johnson, 'the Professor' from Gilligan's Island, dies at 89 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/russell-johnson-the-professor-from-gilligan-s-island-dies-at-89-1.2499602)

 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 16, 2014, 10:48 PM
Rest in peace, Roy Hinkley.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2014, 09:24 AM
Russell Johnson, 'the Professor' from Gilligan's Island, dies at 89 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/russell-johnson-the-professor-from-gilligan-s-island-dies-at-89-1.2499602)

I guess that really does leave Mary Ann and Ginger that still haven't gotten off this island Earth.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on January 23, 2014, 01:53 PM
Looks like Uncle Joey will be making an 'undead' appearance in a Super Bowl commercial... what do you think about that, Scott?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on January 23, 2014, 02:17 PM
Looks like Uncle Joey will be making an 'undead' appearance in a Super Bowl commercial... what do you think about that, Scott?

That's some impressive CGI work.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on January 23, 2014, 02:33 PM
Looks like Uncle Joey will be making an 'undead' appearance in a Super Bowl commercial... what do you think about that, Scott?

That's some impressive CGI work.

I know... reminds me of the Coors Light commercial they did with John Wayne a few years back.  Spooky.

Or did David Coulier make a clone of himself before his untimely death?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2014, 03:02 PM
That technology gets better every year...  I heard Andy Serkis may have been the actor and they skinned the whole thing.  Much more realistic than cutting old footage in so now he can better interact with Danny and Jesse.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on January 23, 2014, 03:05 PM
I know... reminds me of the Coors Light commercial they did with John Wayne a few years back.  Spooky.

Or did David Coulier make a clone of himself before his untimely death?

Maybe there was some leftover Coulier DNA swabbed from Alanis Morissette's old bedsheets.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on January 23, 2014, 04:55 PM
I know... reminds me of the Coors Light commercial they did with John Wayne a few years back.  Spooky.

Or did David Coulier make a clone of himself before his untimely death?

Maybe there was some leftover Coulier DNA swabbed from Alanis Morissette's old bedsheets.

You outta know... sorry, that was bad. >:D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 1, 2014, 12:59 PM
Oh man, Dr Reinhardt has gone to that big Black Hole in the sky...

RIP, Maximilian Schell.

 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 2, 2014, 01:55 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman - RIP (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626804579358943360702878) 

Surprising.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on February 2, 2014, 01:59 PM
****.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 2, 2014, 03:12 PM
Don't do drugs kids.   :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 2, 2014, 03:40 PM
I had heard recently that he had been dealing with heroin addiction.  Sad news indeed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 2, 2014, 03:48 PM
I had heard recently that he had been dealing with heroin addiction.  Sad news indeed.

You and everyone else 'heard' that, it was widely reported - common knowledge. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 2, 2014, 04:11 PM
I had heard recently that he had been dealing with heroin addiction.  Sad news indeed.

You and everyone else 'heard' that, it was widely reported - common knowledge. 

Thanks for the comment, Rob.  Perhaps I should consult Google News stats about a particular topic before I make a post regarding the tragic passing of a famous person, and how their condition had already been well documented in the news?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2014, 02:43 PM
Bummer...  I liked him as an actor.  Funny in Along Came Polly, which was hardly what he was known for.

I'll never get drug addiction.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 4, 2014, 02:46 PM
I'll have to watch Pirate Radio again.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2014, 01:11 PM
I'll never get drug addiction.

So say we all.  Now back to hoarding rooms full of small plastic toys.   ;)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 12, 2014, 11:45 PM
2 Golden Age Icons.  :(

Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/11/showbiz/hollywood-shirley-temple-death/) 

Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91 (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/showbiz/sid-caesar-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t2) 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 18, 2014, 01:44 PM
Devo's Bob Casale dead of heart failure, brother says (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/18/showbiz/devo-bob-casale-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)

 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on February 18, 2014, 04:44 PM
Zev takes a finally snowspeeder ride to the sky.  :'(
http://news-briefs.ew.com/2014/02/17/christopher-malcolm-empire-strikes-back/
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on February 18, 2014, 06:17 PM
Devo's Bob Casale dead of heart failure, brother says (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/18/showbiz/devo-bob-casale-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)

 :'(

Devo is and always has been my favorite music group - Bob 2 played rhythm guitar and was a founding member
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 18, 2014, 10:18 PM
Same.  I never saw them in their heyday but was lucky enough to see them 4 times since about 2008.  Really sad.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2014, 11:42 PM
Yep, next to The Residents they were my favorite cult/niche/nerd/Subgenius band. Hail to the weird!

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 24, 2014, 12:48 PM
Harold Ramis died.  :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 25, 2014, 09:17 AM
Now how are they going to do Ghost Busters 3 - Egon's Revenge?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on February 25, 2014, 09:31 AM
Haven't they been talking about GB3 for a while now?  I guess he could be a ghost in the new movie..if that ever happens.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 25, 2014, 10:25 AM
Haven't they been talking about GB3 for a while now?  I guess he could be a ghost in the new movie..if that ever happens.

How could he play a ghost in the movie if he's dead?  You still need an actor to film it.  Plus, Bill Murray never wanted to do it, and he's definitely not going to do it now.

Face it, GBIII isn't happening unless they recast completely.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 25, 2014, 11:32 AM
They could do CG or a puppet.  Kinda like what they did for the Scoleri Brothers in GB2.  Just make a puppet that resembles him.

Not that the movie will ever happen.  And that might be seen as somewhat disrespectful.  But imagine them opening to a scene at Egon's funeral, and Egon's ghost pops out of the coffin...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 25, 2014, 05:41 PM
Not in a million years could I see Bill Murray agreeing to be in a movie with a CG Harold Ramis.  Ghostbusters is getting a full reboot, or it's over.  Those are the choices.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 25, 2014, 06:55 PM
Oh like that Hank Williams Jr./Sr. Video...  Totally doable.

"I had part of a slinky.....  But I straightened it."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on February 25, 2014, 11:22 PM
Not in a million years could I see Bill Murray agreeing to be in a movie with a CG Harold Ramis.

Murray and Ramis barely even talked to each other for twenty years after a falling out they had during Groundhog Day. Maybe that's the real reason Murray wouldn't do Ghostbusters 3, because he refused to work with live-action Ramis. Maybe he was just waiting Ramis out, and now that Ramis is gone, they can start work on GB3 with a CGI Egon, or recast the role, or just write the character out entirely. They have several scenarios to work with, and on the bright side, none of them can possibly be as bad as Ghostbusters 2.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 26, 2014, 01:08 AM
I'm gonna start tweeting how much I like GB2 now.  :-X  :-*
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on February 26, 2014, 01:21 AM
I'm gonna start tweeting how much I like GB2 now.  :-X  :-*

You really should probably not do anything else in life, Tweeting or otherwise, until you watch Groundhog Day.

Seriously, what the ****, mang?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 26, 2014, 08:05 AM
I'm gonna start tweeting how much I like GB2 now.  :-X  :-*

You really should probably not do anything else in life, Tweeting or otherwise, until you watch Groundhog Day.

Seriously, what the ****, mang?

Wait - you're from Pittsburgh and you've never seen Groundhog Day??!  WTever-livingF, Jesse??!!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on February 26, 2014, 09:06 AM
You still haven't watched Groundhog Day? 

(http://jedidefender.com/jsmentek/hugerolly.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on February 26, 2014, 10:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7J6nScK.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2014, 11:40 AM
Just read something about how Ramis was barely going to be in GBIII anyway and how it's still a go.  Not sure if it's true, but it makes sense if it's more of a 21 Jump Street style reboot than a sequel.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 26, 2014, 12:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7J6nScK.jpg)

Don't go getting peoples hopes up like that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 26, 2014, 06:26 PM
Just read something about how Ramis was barely going to be in GBIII anyway and how it's still a go.  Not sure if it's true, but it makes sense if it's more of a 21 Jump Street style reboot than a sequel.

Just read some info on the rework..

Ghostbusters III Script Being Reworked (http://www.superherohype.com/news/292883-ghostbusters-iii-script-being-reworked) 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nathan on February 28, 2014, 08:08 PM
Not sure how many people read the X-Wing series or other EU, but Aaron Allston passed away yesterday. (http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Author_Aaron_Allston_Has_Passed_Away_156868.asp)

I'm actually really saddened by this, beyond the usual "Hmm, that's a bummer" of celebrity deaths. His are among my favorite SW books and he was invariably awesome with fans. I can’t claim to have known him personally, but I met him at signings at CIII and CVI (probably CV as well) and always tried to catch as many of his panels as possible. I actually had a dream the other night that he was restarting the X-Wing series to fill the whole gap between Adumar and the NJO. Alas.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 1, 2014, 01:20 AM
That blows.  He was one of the better EU writers.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on March 1, 2014, 09:59 AM
I enjoyed many of his books; he came to a small star wars/toy collector convention in my cite way back in 2003.

Also last week, Bob Casale aka Bob 2 from Devo passed away from heart disease...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2014, 09:39 PM
Fred Phelps finally died...  That's nice. :)  Hope it hurt.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2014, 12:19 AM
Can we declare jjks and Matt Colman legally dead?

Ps The die who had the 132 scrotum died...do you think back in the day Darth Big Boy would have started a thread?  I do...RIP  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2014, 02:33 PM
Colman speaks to me only in my dreams.

And any time I'm at a hockey game I can hear jjks swearing about the Preds on the wind.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 24, 2014, 09:36 AM
Dave Brockie of GWAR found dead in his home. (http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/music-movies-tv/music/gwar-front-man-david-brockie-found-dead-in-home/article_f5e793f0-b34b-11e3-bedd-001a4bcf6878.html)  :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on March 24, 2014, 06:35 PM
Oh man, beat me to the punch...right here in little old Richmond, VA.

Farewell, you crazy, brilliant freak... :'(

Hard to see them continuing on without him but I admit they've fallen off my radar after the past few albums anyway.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 24, 2014, 07:07 PM
Yeah... sucks.

To me Gwar is the second greatest thing to come out of Richmond - after Avail.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 24, 2014, 08:33 PM
Tough to say that's shocking.

That said, my first GWAR experience was walking into the area toy show, and seeing a gorgeous woman in GWAR armor and paint walking a member of the band around in a leather mankini, foam armore, on a leash, and so yeah I dig GWAR if for no other reason than I appreciate their eccentricity.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on March 25, 2014, 11:16 AM
Yeah... sucks.

To me Gwar is the second greatest thing to come out of Richmond - after Avail.

Lamb of God?  ;D

Jesse, that was Slymenstra you saw, and yes, she is amazing.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 25, 2014, 03:05 PM
I was a teenager, and  was simply flabbergasted, and I probably had a schwing moment going on too.

Then the dude on the leash I'm sure killed it, but I know I kept my eyes peeled for her at every turn during the show because, well, oh my god.  She was a nerd's wet dream come to life.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 7, 2014, 12:20 PM
Mickey Rooney and John Pinette. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on April 9, 2014, 12:47 AM
Ultimate Warrior apparently completes the trifecta. Odd because the dude has been all over the place the last three days.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 9, 2014, 01:49 AM
****... RIP Ultimate Warrior
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2014, 10:26 AM
Heard about Ultimate Warrior this morning, sad news.  I haven't watched wrestling in years, but I was way into thw WWF from the mid 80s to early 90s, and the Warrior was at the top of his game then, one of my favorites.  Weird as I just watched a video of him yesterday morning after hearing he had been appearing again lately, then see this news today.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on April 9, 2014, 11:42 AM
Yeah, he was always one of my favoites growing up. Hard to recognize him in photos without that trademark facepaint.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2014, 06:46 PM
I never got into wrestling but always thought he was a badass "character" or whatever you call these guys from the WWF days.  He just got put in the WWF hall of fame or something the other day too...shame.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 16, 2014, 03:21 PM
Wrestlers are dropping like flies...

WWE Legend The Undertaker Found Dead In Texas Home (http://www.empiresports.co/wwe-legend-the-undertaker-found-dead-in-texas-home)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 16, 2014, 03:30 PM
I'm reading this is a hoax. That sight doesn't post real news.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 16, 2014, 03:53 PM
Ha... I didn't read the last paragraph.  When Wrestlers die young it seems pretty normal.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2014, 10:04 AM
Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71 (http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/30/showbiz/obit-bob-hoskins/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 1, 2014, 01:48 PM
Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71 (http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/30/showbiz/obit-bob-hoskins/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)

(http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/121/1215510/when-link-is-dead-20111226094155679.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 13, 2014, 10:12 AM
‘Alien’ creator H.R. Giger is dead.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Alien_creator_H.R._Giger_is_dead.html?cid=38569780 (http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Alien_creator_H.R._Giger_is_dead.html?cid=38569780)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 1, 2014, 11:19 PM
Ann B. David of the Brady Bunch dies.  Kitty Carryall wanted for questioning.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/01/actress-ann-b-davis-devoted-brady-bunch-housekeeper-dies/20904231/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D482900 (http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/01/actress-ann-b-davis-devoted-brady-bunch-housekeeper-dies/20904231/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D482900)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 5, 2014, 09:07 AM
Scott, words from the dead!

http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/06/04/dave-coulier-alanis-morissette-you-oughta-know/?hpt=hp_t3
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 6, 2014, 02:06 PM
Rue Mcclanahan dies at 76.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclanahan-one-of-the-golden-girls-stars-dies-at-76/ (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclanahan-one-of-the-golden-girls-stars-dies-at-76/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 6, 2014, 03:24 PM
Talk about old news.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2014, 05:52 PM
Nada for the voice of Shaggy?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 16, 2014, 06:44 PM
Rue Mcclanahan dies at 76.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclanahan-one-of-the-golden-girls-stars-dies-at-76/ (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclanahan-one-of-the-golden-girls-stars-dies-at-76/)

Oddly enough a buddy of mine posted that on Facebook too the other day... left me wondering why this started making the rounds again...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 16, 2014, 11:52 PM
Nada for the voice of Shaggy?

That's true. Shaggy died today.

Ok gang. Let's split up and look for clues.

Ok you take Scooby, JediMAC and Fred to check out the old lighthouse and I'll take Velma and Daphne to check out the honeymoon suite in the haunted hotel and we'll compare notes in the morning.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on June 25, 2014, 09:35 AM
Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dead at the age of 98.  His role in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" alone was enough to give him legendary status in cinema.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on June 25, 2014, 09:56 AM
Agreed, Tuco was one of the most endearing villains of modern cinema, he was a force of nature in that role.

I think my favorite role of his was his cameo in Circle of Iron as the "Man in the Barrel"... classic.

RIP!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on June 26, 2014, 07:12 AM
Terry Richards (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27978446), aka the Cairo Swordsman from Raiders
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 3, 2014, 05:15 PM
A little necrophilia for the Dave-Man

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/03/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/dave-coulier-full-house-married/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 (http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/03/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/dave-coulier-full-house-married/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)
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Post by: Jesse James on July 3, 2014, 11:24 PM
Love knows no boundaries.  I feel so sad for that woman, that she clings to such foolish hopes...  She probably thinks The Walking Dead is going to come true, and just is wishful thinking.  *sigh*
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt on July 4, 2014, 07:24 AM
Look, this woman didn't marry a rotting corpse, alright? Get real. The "Dave Coulier" who just got married and makes other public appearances is either a very good lookalike or an extremely sophisticated android. It is impossible to know either way.
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 4, 2014, 09:33 AM
Maybe like the movie "The Island"?  A clone?  But this guy's cashing in on the Big Dave's name.
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Post by: Jesse James on July 4, 2014, 03:55 PM
Much like Data's inability to use contractions, I suspect that, no matter how sophisticated, no android can do the "cut, it, out" hand gestures without flubbing them.  Data didn't have comedic timing or even understanding.  This fraud will expose himself.
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 4, 2014, 08:40 PM
Has Scott made a "Dave Coulier is dead.  The other guy's an imposter" facebook page yet?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on July 17, 2014, 08:32 AM
Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at the age of 70 (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/07/17/blues-legend-johnny-winter-dies-in-switzerland/12771833/)
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Post by: Matt on July 17, 2014, 12:23 PM
Winter is going.
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Post by: Rob on July 17, 2014, 06:18 PM
Elaine Stritch (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/theater/elaine-stritch-tart-tongued-broadway-actress-and-singer-is-dead-at-89.html)
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Post by: Ben on July 18, 2014, 12:54 AM
(http://static.stuff.co.nz/1405275213/767/10263767.jpg)
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Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2014, 06:39 AM
Actor James Garner dead at 86 (http://nypost.com/2014/07/20/actor-james-garner-dead-at-86/)
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Post by: Morgbug on July 20, 2014, 07:47 PM
Noooooooooo! Not Jim Rockford. 
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Post by: BillCable on August 11, 2014, 07:05 PM
Nanuu nanuu (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-dead-at-63/)   :-\
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Post by: Jesse James on August 11, 2014, 08:19 PM
Wow...

I really didn't care for his humor, or stand up, but I loved movies he was in.  He was an actor that really conveyed emotion well.  I feel bad for his family.
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Post by: McMetal on August 11, 2014, 10:24 PM
Yeah, this seems surprising as any to me. Guy seemed to have an abundance of blessings in life, that's for sure.
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Post by: Nicklab on August 12, 2014, 09:02 AM
Robin Williams was a brilliant comedian and a great actor.  His comedy came across as a total stream of consciousness thing, as if he had done too much blow and everything just came spilling out of him.  And it was only later on that I learned that he was Julliard trained.  His work with Jonathan Winters was beyond brilliant.

It seems that some of these guys who are so filled with joy and brilliance are also filled with equal amounts of darkness.  And it seems really sad that his peaks and valleys were so extreme.  Rest in peace.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 12, 2014, 09:42 AM
There is no one that did comedy like Williams and Winters. They are both very missed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 24, 2014, 05:59 PM
Richard Attenborough dies at 90 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/actor-director-richard-attenborough-dies-at-90-1.1973952)

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Post by: Nicklab on August 24, 2014, 07:00 PM
Richard Attenborough dies at 90 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/actor-director-richard-attenborough-dies-at-90-1.1973952)



Farewell, Big X
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Post by: Rob on September 4, 2014, 03:08 PM
Joan Rivers, dead at 81. (http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/04/joan-rivers-dead-dies-throat-surgery/)
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 4, 2014, 04:12 PM
I'm pretty sure she's been a reanimated corpse for years.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on September 4, 2014, 04:51 PM
I'm pretty sure she's been a reanimated corpse for years.

De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on September 5, 2014, 11:24 AM
I think the plastic surgery will outlast the rest of her body. Just a skeleton with a mummified face.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2014, 11:56 AM
I love the fact that Joan Rivers would never, EVER apologize for a joke.  She'll be missed for that.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on September 5, 2014, 04:00 PM
She had bigger balls than most people,
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on September 5, 2014, 08:46 PM
RIP Joan Rivers. A legend and a pioneer.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 10, 2014, 09:33 PM
James Bond villain Richard Kiel known for his role as Jaws has died aged 74 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2751414/James-Bond-villain-Richard-Kiel-known-playing-Jaws-died-aged-74.html)
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Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2014, 11:19 PM
One of the best, campiest Bond villains, hands down.
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Post by: Diddly on September 11, 2014, 12:34 AM
Damn, that's two Bond villains in the last week. Gottfried John aka General Ourumov from Goldeneye passed last week.
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Post by: DSJ™ on October 7, 2014, 10:43 AM
Hat trick for Bond villains!  RIP Baron!

Geoffrey Holder, Bond villain and dancer, dies aged 84 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29505646)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on October 25, 2014, 04:21 PM
Jack Bruce:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/25/showbiz/cream-jack-bruce-bass/index.html

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 27, 2014, 10:06 AM
Marcia Strassman, ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Actress, Dies at 66 (http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/marcia-strassman-%E2%80%98welcome-back-kotter%E2%80%99-actress-dies-at-66/ar-BBbmTDB?ocid=fbmsn)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2014, 05:23 PM
Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/357428287/tom-magliozzi-popular-co-host-of-nprs-car-talk-dies-at-77 (http://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/357428287/tom-magliozzi-popular-co-host-of-nprs-car-talk-dies-at-77)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 6, 2014, 08:07 PM
Wow! No one likes Car Talk around here?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 15, 2014, 01:23 PM
Glen A. Larson, Creator of TV’s 'Quincy M.E.,' 'Magnum, P.I.' and 'Battlestar Galactica,' Dies at 77 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/glen-a-larson-dead-battlestar-748879)

A ton of shows he created & wrote...
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 17, 2014, 09:38 AM
(http://oneleggedkiwi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Robocop2.jpg)
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Post by: iFett on December 9, 2014, 10:08 AM
R.I.P. lil Pugsley Addams.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pugsley-addams-family-dies-27458153
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Post by: Sybeck1 on December 10, 2014, 08:40 AM
(http://usspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Mary-Ann-Mobley.jpg)

Mary Ann Mobley dead at 75. Former actress and first Miss America from the state of Mississippi. Come to Ole Miss if you want to see some knock outs
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 22, 2014, 02:34 PM
Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761)
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Post by: Jayson on December 31, 2014, 03:09 PM
Suck head #1, Edward Herrmann, dead at 71 (http://www.tmz.com/2014/12/31/edward-herrmann-dead-gilmore-girls/)
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Post by: Diddly on December 31, 2014, 04:39 PM
Christine Cavanaugh, voice actress in Rugrats, etc. (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30641026)
Luise Rainer (http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/30/showbiz/movies/feat-obit-luise-rainer/)
Edward Hermann (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gilmore-girls-star-edward-herrmann-760848)
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Post by: McMetal on December 31, 2014, 09:34 PM
Edward Hermann (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gilmore-girls-star-edward-herrmann-760848)

Gilmore Girls my arse! He'll always be best remembered as the creepy father-figure from Lost Boys!

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Post by: Matt_Fury on January 1, 2015, 06:05 PM
Who will the History channel get to narrate everything now?   :'(
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Post by: DSJ™ on January 2, 2015, 02:22 PM
Donna Douglas, aka Elly May Clampett, passes away at age 81 (http://www.nbc12.com/story/27748304/donna-douglas-aka-elly-may-clampett-passes-away-at-age-81)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on January 7, 2015, 02:39 PM
Saesee Tiin is one with the Force (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2900684/Star-Wars-James-Bond-actor-Khan-Bonfils-42-dies-stage-rehearsal-new-production-Dante-s-Inferno.html)
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Post by: DSJ™ on January 9, 2015, 11:25 AM
Actor Rod Taylor dead at 84 (http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/09/showbiz/rod-taylor-dead/index.html)

(http://inventorspot.com/files/images/RTaylor-greatentertainers.blogspot.com.jpg) (http://www.movieactors.com/photos-stars/rod-taylor-inglourious4.jpg)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2015, 12:02 PM
I think he just got in his time machine with Yvette Mimieux and is living in the future with the Morlocks.
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Post by: iFett on February 6, 2015, 08:06 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2015/02/actor-richard-bonehill-dies-at-67.html

RIP Nien Nunb

(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k512/iFett/Richard_Bonehill-horz.jpg) (http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/iFett/media/Richard_Bonehill-horz.jpg.html)
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Post by: Morgbug on February 8, 2015, 11:13 PM
Dean Smith, UNC Basketball coach (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dean-smith-remembered-for-his-influence-on-others-away-from-court-174225241.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2015, 12:23 PM
RIP, Leonard Nimoy (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?smid=tw-bna[/url)  :(
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Post by: Rob on February 27, 2015, 12:28 PM
Bummer.  :(
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Post by: iFett on February 27, 2015, 12:40 PM
 :'(  He lived long..and prospered
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Post by: DSJ™ on February 27, 2015, 12:55 PM
:'(  He lived long..and prospered

He sure did. You will be missed Mr. Nimoy!   :'(
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Post by: Darby on February 27, 2015, 01:03 PM
RIP Leonard Nimoy. Thanks for everything!
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Post by: Diddly on February 27, 2015, 01:57 PM
The cosmic ballet goes on (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iek02NtfH_4) :(
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Post by: Jesse James on February 27, 2015, 02:22 PM
Sounds like he knew things were ending and he was working hard to say goodbye while he had the time.  It's sad, but nice at the same time.  Everything I ever heard about him, from fans or otherwise, was always that he was a nice guy.  I think that's everything ultimately.
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Post by: McMetal on February 27, 2015, 03:49 PM
Oh snap, that's a tough one. He was great on the Fringe in his twilight years...
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Post by: Master_Phruby on February 27, 2015, 03:56 PM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/wjBVMqCa1Z2eI/giphy.gif)
(http://media.giphy.com/media/IvmYV8Mio6eMo/giphy.gif)


"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."
 
-William Shatner


"I've been dead before..."
- Mr. Spock
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Post by: JediJman on February 27, 2015, 05:24 PM
That's quite a loss.  Sad to see him gone.
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Post by: Morgbug on February 27, 2015, 05:34 PM
Tres bummer.   :'(
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Post by: DSJ™ on April 4, 2015, 10:56 AM
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer dies in car crash (http://www.whio.com/news/entertainment/music/former-lynyrd-skynyrd-drummer-dies-bartow-county-c/nkmwq/?ref=cbTopWidget&ecmp=whiotv_social_facebook_2014_sfp)

RIP Burns...
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Post by: Jeff on April 7, 2015, 03:17 PM
RIP Rosco P. Coltrane (https://www.yahoo.com/tv/james-best-dead-dukes-of-hazzard-obit-115764935045.html)  :'(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 8, 2015, 10:15 AM
It's amazing how many things James Best did in his career. Mostly westerns and 60's tv shows like the Twilight Zone. Rosco, say hi to Boss Hog and Uncle Jessie for me.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 8, 2015, 10:15 AM
Stan Freberg dies at 88

http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-stan-freberg-legendary-satirist-217677 (http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-stan-freberg-legendary-satirist-217677)
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Post by: Rob on April 8, 2015, 01:32 PM
Geoffrey Lewis (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3339293/r-p-geoffrey-lewis-passes-away-age-79/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on April 8, 2015, 08:03 PM
Geoffrey Lewis (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3339293/r-p-geoffrey-lewis-passes-away-age-79/)
Holy ****, I loved that guy! I always remember him best from those Philo Beddoe movies. I had no idea he was Juliette Lewis' father!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 8, 2015, 11:45 PM
Geoffrey Lewis (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3339293/r-p-geoffrey-lewis-passes-away-age-79/)
Holy ****, I loved that guy! I always remember him best from those Philo Beddoe movies. I had no idea he was Juliette Lewis' father!

Are you ******* serious? I had no idea either.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on April 29, 2015, 10:58 PM
Louie, Louie...oh, oh...he's gotta go now...
Jack Ely, The Kingsmen's lead singer passed away (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2015/04/28/louie-louie-singer-jack-ely-dies-at-71/26537737/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 4, 2015, 07:16 AM
Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek actor, dead at 85 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/grace-lee-whitney-star-trek-actor-dead-at-85-1.3059655)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 15, 2015, 06:02 AM
Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89 in Las Vegas (http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/15/entertainment/bb-king-dead/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on June 9, 2015, 02:15 PM
Mary Ellen Trainor (http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/08/entertainment/feat-mary-ellen-trainor-dead-thr/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2015, 07:47 AM
Christopher Lee - 1922 - 2015 (http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/11/christopher-lee-dies-at-the-age-of-93-dracula)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Count_Dooku.png)
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 11, 2015, 08:13 AM
RIP. I didn't realize he was that old.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BrentS on June 11, 2015, 09:16 AM
Moment of Silence for Count Dooku and Saruman.   He lived a full and amazing life and has hundreds of acting credits but he'll always be these two characters for me. 
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 11, 2015, 09:17 AM
I'm sad to see Lee go. He and Crushing left us with an amazing collection of movies to enjoy. I will miss him.

(https://media3.giphy.com/media/12ohm26dZpHnIA/200.gif)
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Post by: Diddly on June 11, 2015, 09:31 AM
One of the best parts of the prequels. I really should check out some of his earlier work.

I took a film class in college, and one day we watched a documentary with Christopher Lee in it. Each time they show him, he's smoking from either a cigar or a pipe and just looks badass. It was pretty awesome.
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Post by: Jeff on June 11, 2015, 10:11 AM
Moment of Silence for Count Dooku and Saruman.   He lived a full and amazing life and has hundreds of acting credits but he'll always be these two characters for me.

When I was a kid I loved all things James Bond, so I'd have to add Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun, to the list to complete my Christopher Lee character-trinity.
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 11, 2015, 10:14 AM
His role as Lord Summerisle in "The Wicker Man" was quite good, too.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2015, 10:22 AM
The Hammer films alone are a great reason to appreciate Christopher Lee.  But before he became Dracula onscreen he had quite an impressive war record with the RAF during WWII.  And more recently he had been involved in some metal albums, contributing vocals to those records.  To say that he lived a full life is something of an understatement.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 11, 2015, 12:22 PM
Every Star Wars fan must see the Hammer movies. Peter Crushing and Christopher Lee were always paired together. They typically switched off on the monster role. You can see David Prowse in a lot of those movies too. Imagine if Star Wars was a Hammer movie. There would be a lot more blood and breasts.
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Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2015, 02:21 PM
Lee and Cushing basically shaped my childhood and my love of horror films.  Some of the only DVD's I keep are Hammer Horror to watch at Halloween, and this day stings just like it did when Cushing died.

Above their films though, both guys were incredible stage actors.

I can't imagine either character from Star Wars being played by someone else.
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Post by: DSJ™ on June 11, 2015, 05:36 PM
RIP Sir Christopher Lee. I remember him from my favorite show as Captain Zandor in Space 1999. Rest well. 

(http://www.starwarped.faketrix.com/files/other-roles/Christopher-Lee/Space-1999-Earthbound-Captain-Zandor-3.jpg)


In another note...

WWE Dusty Rhodes aka “The American Dream”passes at 69 (http://www.wwe.com/inside/dusty-rhodes-passes-away)
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Post by: Diddly on June 11, 2015, 05:44 PM
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes (http://www.wwe.com/inside/dusty-rhodes-passes-away)

Ornette Coleman (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/music/ornette-coleman-jazz-saxophonist-dies-at-85-obituary.html)

Horrible day to be a celebrity
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Post by: Morgbug on June 11, 2015, 10:07 PM
I'm old enough to more remember Lee from the Hammer movies though he was fantastic as Dooku (as could be, given the circumstances) and Saruman.  Sad to see him go but that's how you live a full life.  Well done Christopher, well done. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on June 12, 2015, 09:31 AM
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes (http://www.wwe.com/inside/dusty-rhodes-passes-away)

Ornette Coleman (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/music/ornette-coleman-jazz-saxophonist-dies-at-85-obituary.html)

Horrible day to be a celebrity

Damn.


Regarding Christopher Lee, reports I read indicated that he actually died on Sunday.  News of his passing wasn't publicized until yesterday since he has a large family and it took some time for them to be notified.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 12, 2015, 09:41 AM
Well. he is a Dracula. You got to make sure he wasn't faking.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on June 19, 2015, 08:17 AM
Rick Ducommon...such a small celebrity I don't even have a link.

People keep mentioning this "Burbs" movie that I am pretty sure no one saw. I remember him much more from his stand up routines back in the 80's. Funny guy.

Plus he shut down the power to Nakatomi Plaza, so that's pretty cool.
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Post by: Scockery on June 19, 2015, 05:09 PM
I remember him from the Burbs and the guy Taylor Negron kills in The Last Boy Scout (lost Taylor Negron this year, too). Surprised he didn't do better after The Burbs. I also remember him in the forgotten Cold War comedy The Experts (with pre-comeback Travolta).

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/rick-ducommun-nosy-next-door-neighbor-in-the-burbs-dies-at-62/ar-AAbNuvW?ocid=ansHollywoodReporter11 (http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/rick-ducommun-nosy-next-door-neighbor-in-the-burbs-dies-at-62/ar-AAbNuvW?ocid=ansHollywoodReporter11)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 22, 2015, 01:41 AM
I saw The Burbs in theaters...  It's really pretty funny.  Carrie Fisher's in it too.

And one of the Cory's...  One that isn't dead.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on June 23, 2015, 02:25 PM
I remember him from the Burbs and the guy Taylor Negron kills in The Last Boy Scout (lost Taylor Negron this year, too).

And we just lost Tony Longo, also from The Last Boy Scout. That's three inside a year. Poltergeist Curse Pt II?

I always liked Tony Longo, so many memorable cameo roles.

Looks like Dick Van Patten just made this thread too. I guess "86 is Enough"  :D

I apologize for that. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 25, 2015, 05:47 PM
Patrick Macnee, agent John Steed of TV's The Avengers, dead at 93 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/patrick-macnee-agent-john-steed-of-tv-s-the-avengers-dead-at-93-1.3127868)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 25, 2015, 06:29 PM
Since it's been confirmed, James Horner.  :'( 

Some great soundtracks of his accompanied and made movies spectacular.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan being one.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 26, 2015, 09:10 AM
Since it's been confirmed, James Horner.  :'( 

Some great soundtracks of his accompanied and made movies spectacular.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan being one.

Don't forget it's clone soundtrack for Krull.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 10, 2015, 10:32 AM
'Jeffersons,' horror actor Irwin Keyes dead at 63 (http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/09/entertainment/feat-obit-irwin-keyes-dead/index.html)

Actor Omar Sharif dies (http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/10/entertainment/omar-sharif-dies/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on July 10, 2015, 11:03 AM
I think the only move I ever saw Omar Sharif in was Top Secret! Probably not the best display of his depth.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 10, 2015, 11:14 AM
I'm surprised that Omar Sharif never made it into Star Wars. He would have made a great bad guy.
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Post by: Nicklab on July 10, 2015, 11:55 AM
Omar Sharif was the man!  His role in Lawrence of Arabia alone was phenomenal.  But I have to love him for being in one of my favorite bad movies of all time:  The Thirteenth Warrior.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on July 10, 2015, 12:19 PM
In high school a kid in one of my classes changed his name to Omar because Sharif was his favorite actor.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on July 10, 2015, 02:10 PM
Omar Sharif was the man!  His role in Lawrence of Arabia alone was phenomenal.  But I have to love him for being in one of my favorite bad movies of all time:  The Thirteenth Warrior.

Doh, how could i forget that! Great call, i loved that bad flick.

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Post by: Scockery on July 10, 2015, 06:41 PM
I liked in him as a Mexican in bad western McKenna's Gold (Julie Newmar and Ted "Lurch" Cassidy play native americans in it, too)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on July 20, 2015, 10:31 AM
Alex "Teddy Z" "Moe Greene" Rocco  :-[

And now George "Woodhouse" Coe.   :'(

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on July 31, 2015, 07:11 PM
A legend dies...but he showed us that THEY LIVE! And also how to fight post apocalyptic frogs. And how to look tough in a kilt.

RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/the-turnstile/wrestling-superstar-roddy-piper-dead-at-61-224152886.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/the-turnstile/wrestling-superstar-roddy-piper-dead-at-61-224152886.html)
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Post by: Diddly on July 31, 2015, 07:31 PM
Dammit... I'll bash a Samoan in the head with a coconut in his honor.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2015, 07:55 PM
Big bummer...loved the guy, brilliant heel.

Also, best fight scene....ever.

"And I'm all out of bubblegum"
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Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2015, 12:30 AM
Country singer Lynn Anderson "(I never promised you a) Rose Garden"

http://ramcountry.yahoo.com/post/125548476216/country-legend-lynn-anderson-dead-at-67 (http://ramcountry.yahoo.com/post/125548476216/country-legend-lynn-anderson-dead-at-67)
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Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2015, 02:53 AM
Damn! RIP Rowdy!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/d63dd595f2e135821053cb0068a10fa0_zpsxrajnefr.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on August 9, 2015, 03:10 PM
Frank Gifford

http://news.yahoo.com/frank-gifford-gridiron-star-turned-monday-night-football-040033394.html;_ylt=A0LEVibnpMdVTJQAdHgnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw-- (http://news.yahoo.com/frank-gifford-gridiron-star-turned-monday-night-football-040033394.html;_ylt=A0LEVibnpMdVTJQAdHgnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--)

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2015, 05:18 PM
Terrence Evans (http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/08/terrence-evans-actor-in-star-trek-terminator-2-dies-at-81/21220131/?cps=gravity_4816_7324232021685650376) as well
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 19, 2015, 03:07 AM
Yvonne Craig who, as Batgirl, was a pioneer of female superheroes passes away (http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/19/entertainment/yvonne-craig-batgirl-death/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 30, 2015, 02:59 PM
Hmm, y'all must be too young to remember him, but Daryl Dawkins passed away this week. (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13526002/darryl-dawkins-dies-age-58)

He was a joy to watch play.  Breaking backboards and whatnot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sYJ2ItXiRo)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 30, 2015, 10:27 PM
Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wes-craven-horror-maestro-dies-818806)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 31, 2015, 09:50 AM
That would explain the nightmare I had last night.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 20, 2015, 06:22 PM
Hmm, y'all must be too young to remember him, but Daryl Dawkins passed away this week. (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13526002/darryl-dawkins-dies-age-58)

He was a joy to watch play.  Breaking backboards and whatnot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sYJ2ItXiRo)

Not a good thing to be from that 76ers championship team: Moses Malone goes next. (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13645531/three-nba-mvp-moses-malone-dies-age-60)  It was a really enjoyable era in basketball. 

Not sure if Jackie Collins quite qualifies, but she passes away as well (http://www.people.com/article/joan-collins-jackie-collins-death)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2015, 09:20 AM
Not sure if Jackie Collins quite qualifies, but she passes away as well (http://www.people.com/article/joan-collins-jackie-collins-death)

One down and one to go.
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Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2015, 10:08 AM
We lost Leatherface... :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 4, 2015, 10:49 AM
Scott Weiland, former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, dead at 48

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6785645/scott-weiland-stone-temple-pilots-dead
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Post by: iFett on December 4, 2015, 07:33 PM
STP was the first CD I ever had.  Haven't listened to them since about 96 - a buddy of mine ruined them for me.  Weiland died not far from where I live now.  I listened to that 1st album today.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on December 4, 2015, 11:30 PM
Robert Loggia from Scarface and Independence Day, among other things, has passed at 85.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/04/entertainment/robert-loggia-obit/index.html
 (http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/04/entertainment/robert-loggia-obit/index.html)

Remember him by not tailgating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQ5Ks0nZEw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQ5Ks0nZEw)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2015, 11:46 AM
Scott Weiland, former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, dead at 48

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6785645/scott-weiland-stone-temple-pilots-dead

Dang. He was going to do a show here tonight too.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on December 5, 2015, 02:07 PM
That bit from Family Guy with Robert Loggia spelling out his last name was always funny to me.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 11, 2015, 11:28 PM
Harry Morgan from Dragnet and M.A.S.H. passes away at age 96. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-08/mash-star-harry-morgan-dies/3719248)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 13, 2015, 12:04 AM
Harry Morgan from Dragnet and M.A.S.H. passes away at age 96. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-08/mash-star-harry-morgan-dies/3719248)

Sherman T. Potter.  Good long life though.  RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 28, 2015, 11:39 PM
Lemmy of Motorhead (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/29/lemmy-lead-singer-of-motorhead-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer)  Ace of Spades!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 29, 2015, 01:55 AM
Meadowlark Lemon. (http://abc11.com/sports/harlem-globetrotters-legend-meadowlark-lemon-dies-at-83/1137924/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on December 29, 2015, 10:08 AM
Lemmy of Motorhead (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/29/lemmy-lead-singer-of-motorhead-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer)  Ace of Spades!

Holy ****! How did I miss this? Should have been front page news everywhere!

Although I was never keen on his fondness for Nazi memorabilia, his contributions to metal are undeniable. Eat the rich!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 29, 2015, 03:45 PM
Meadowlark Lemon. (http://abc11.com/sports/harlem-globetrotters-legend-meadowlark-lemon-dies-at-83/1137924/)

That's unfortunate.  I'm old enough (or was young enough at the time) to actually get to see that classic lineup of the Globetrotters play.  It was his last year with them. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 30, 2015, 08:16 AM
Lemmy of Motorhead (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/29/lemmy-lead-singer-of-motorhead-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer)  Ace of Spades!

Damn.  Lemmy was the coolest.  I still remember the first time I saw or heard Motorhead.... on The Young Ones!  See you on the other side, Lemmy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOAz4nPNvLI
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Chris M on December 30, 2015, 11:17 AM
Harry Morgan from Dragnet and M.A.S.H. passes away at age 96. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-08/mash-star-harry-morgan-dies/3719248)

He actually died in 2011.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 30, 2015, 01:22 PM
Harry Morgan from Dragnet and M.A.S.H. passes away at age 96. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-08/mash-star-harry-morgan-dies/3719248)

He actually died in 2011.

It still hurts.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 1, 2016, 03:54 AM
Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on MASH, dies at 82 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/wayne-rogers-obit-trapper-john-1.3386605)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on January 1, 2016, 01:14 PM
Natalie Cole:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/01/entertainment/natalie-cole-death/index.html

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 1, 2016, 03:54 PM
Natalie Cole. (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_NATALIE_COLE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-01-01-12-04-33)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 2, 2016, 01:24 AM
Jason Wingreen.  The bartender in All In the Family as well as the voice of Boba Fett. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jason-wingreen-dead-all-family-851697)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2016, 09:34 AM
David Bowie, master of reinvention, is dead at 69 (http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/entertainment/david-bowie-death/index.html)

RIP Major Tom! 

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kyosho%20James%20Bond%20Diecast%20Collection/Bowie%20Major%20Tom%20copy_zpsxocjhs55.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 11, 2016, 04:35 PM
Would be remiss not to mention the inimitable Angus Scrimm, AKA The Tall Man.

And that creepy super from One a Day at a Time...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on January 11, 2016, 06:23 PM
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xtp1/t51.2885-15/e35/12106288_1234475703245122_1392069290_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 14, 2016, 08:05 AM
Alan Rickman   :(  :o

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/alan-rickman-giant-of-british-film-and-theatre-dies-at-69/ar-BBoc3z9?li=BBnbfcL
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on January 14, 2016, 09:26 AM
Facebook blowing up about Harry Potter, but I'll always remember him as Hans from Die Hard!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 14, 2016, 10:25 AM
Cancer sucks  >:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2016, 04:26 PM
Seemed like a cool guy beyond a good actor too.  And yeah, he's Hans Gruber to me too.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dave on January 14, 2016, 05:59 PM
NO!  Not Hans, Hans Bubby!!!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on January 14, 2016, 09:25 PM
MAKE IT STOP!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 15, 2016, 11:08 AM
Cancer sucks  >:(

Cancer can just **** the hell off!    >:(

René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion, has died (http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/14/entertainment/rene-angelil-celine-dion-husband-death-feat/index.html)

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty dies at 74 after battle with cancer  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3401285/Grizzly-Adams-star-Dan-Haggerty-dies-74-battle-cancer.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2016, 11:27 AM
Bowie, Hans Gruber, AND now Grizzly Adams?  What a week.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 15, 2016, 12:41 PM
I missed this one. (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/arts/television/richard-libertini-character-actor-with-a-memorable-turn-in-the-in-laws-dies-at-82.html?_r=0) "Frank" from Fletch
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on January 18, 2016, 05:36 PM
Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dead At 67 (http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/18/glenn-frey-the-eagles-dead/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 18, 2016, 07:13 PM
Givin' me the smuggler's blues.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 26, 2016, 02:42 PM
RIP FISH.

"Tessio was always smarter..."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2016, 12:30 AM
Gotta confess, I thought Abe Vigoda was already dead.  I'm old and he was old when I watched him on Barney Miller as a kid. 
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 2, 2016, 03:58 PM
George Kennedy died...

(http://www.thegoldencloset.com/merchant/graphics/00000001/P01110g.jpg)

The USGS, AFA, and other services are looking into unreported disasters as the possible cause.  Other possible causes are OJ Simpson or an elaborate, and absurd sex toy.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on March 2, 2016, 11:50 PM
I suspect Jupiter was involved.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/nprgqt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2016, 12:02 AM
After seeing a .gif, I'm definitely thinking it could've been the sex toy.  :-X

And that's with OJ in the vicinity even!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on March 3, 2016, 10:32 AM
I heard that he was trying to one-up Paul Newman, but tragically choked while trying to eat that 51st hard boiled egg in the space of one hour.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 18, 2016, 10:10 AM
Drewe Henley, 'Red Leader', Dies At Age 75

http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/03/drew-henley-red-leader-dies-at-age-75.html (http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/03/drew-henley-red-leader-dies-at-age-75.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 18, 2016, 10:11 AM
Larry Drake from Darkman and LA Law dies at 66.

http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/17/larry-drake-dead-la-law-darkman/# (http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/17/larry-drake-dead-la-law-darkman/#)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on March 19, 2016, 09:31 AM
AKA Dr. Giggles
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on March 22, 2016, 11:33 AM
Rob Ford, crazy Toronto mayor (http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/03/22/rob-ford-former-toronto-mayor-dead-after-battle-with-cancer.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on March 24, 2016, 05:17 PM
Garry Shandling Dead at 66 (http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/garry-shandling-dead-larry-sanders-show-show-1201738601/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 25, 2016, 12:13 AM
:(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on March 25, 2016, 05:22 PM
Rob Ford, crazy Toronto mayor (http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/03/22/rob-ford-former-toronto-mayor-dead-after-battle-with-cancer.html)

Found On Road Dead.

Alright, so he wasn't.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 31, 2016, 09:50 AM
Dang! You made me laugh Ronnie... goodnight to you..  :'(

Ronnie Corbett, best known for The Two Ronnies, dies aged 85 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35934024)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on April 5, 2016, 09:37 PM
You no longer have to be 'trapped' on this world.  R.I.P. Mr. Bauersfeld!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/05/star-wars-actor-erik-bauersfeld-its-a-trap-dead-at-93/
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on April 21, 2016, 09:33 AM
Former WWE star Chyna passes away at 45  :(
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/the-turnstile/ex-wwe-wrestler-joanie--chyna--laurer-dead-at-45-062253457.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/the-turnstile/ex-wwe-wrestler-joanie--chyna--laurer-dead-at-45-062253457.html)

She was gonna be at the Motor City Comic Con in a few weeks, too.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on April 21, 2016, 09:49 AM
Chyna was a trainwreck but she was an awesome TV character at the turn of the century.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on April 21, 2016, 11:23 AM
It is getting tougher and tougher for so many wrestlers to live past their 40's.  That industry has just been a gristmill that's grinding up so many of their performers who won't live to any sort of old age.  It seems almost worse for them that it does for former NFL players.  And I think a lot of that has to do with the self medicating a lot of the wrestlers are doing, along with the lack of any sort of substance abuse testing programs.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 21, 2016, 11:56 AM
And I think a lot of that has to do with the self medicating a lot of the wrestlers are doing, along with the lack of any sort of substance abuse testing programs.

That's because it's not a sport - it's acting.  Broadway and Hollywood don't typically have substance abuse testing programs either.
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Post by: Nicklab on April 21, 2016, 12:34 PM
And I think a lot of that has to do with the self medicating a lot of the wrestlers are doing, along with the lack of any sort of substance abuse testing programs.

That's because it's not a sport - it's acting.  Broadway and Hollywood don't typically have substance abuse testing programs either.

Agreed.  But while the outcomes may be predetermined, the injuries that wrestlers suffer are just as real as what professional athletes endure.  And they see many of the same sports medicine doctors for treatment.

Numerous reporters have tried confronting Vince McMahon about this disturbing trend with performers at the WWE, but it remains an issue.
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Post by: Diddly on April 21, 2016, 12:54 PM
Prince Dead at 57 (http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/)
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Post by: Jeff on April 21, 2016, 01:13 PM
Prince Dead at 57 (http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/)

UGH.  :'(
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Post by: Dave on April 21, 2016, 01:27 PM
Prince Dead at 57 (http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/)

UGH.  :'(

Double ugh.  That guy could put on one hell of a concert.

In the early 90's we used to go out to his Paisley Park complex after bar time when he would have jam sessions with his band The New Power Generation that would last all night long.
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Post by: McMetal on April 21, 2016, 01:29 PM
Prince Dead at 57 (http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/)

Holy ****!   :o

Huge loss, crazy talented guy, very happy to have seen him live a few years back...amazing show.

I foresee a lot of purple armbands and possibly a state holiday in Minnesota. Dude was legitimately loved, and with good reason.

RIP my man.
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Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2016, 02:39 PM
Charlie Murphy's story about him still cracks me up and it seemed to highlight his personality. 

"Game...  Blouses."

Listening to Bat Dance now.
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Post by: JediJman on April 21, 2016, 05:25 PM
Charlie Murphy's story about him still cracks me up and it seemed to highlight his personality. 

+1  That skit from Chappelle's show is hilarious
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Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2016, 11:01 PM
"So what happened next?"

"He took us in the house, and served us pancakes."
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Post by: Jeff on April 22, 2016, 09:37 AM
I foresee a lot of purple armbands and possibly a state holiday in Minnesota. Dude was legitimately loved, and with good reason.

At least two local radio stations are playing nothing but Prince this AM (one went "all-Prince" at about 11am yesterday).

And then, First Avenue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Avenue_(nightclub)) threw an impromptu, all-night Prince Dance Party last night (that will continue all weekend) to celebrate Prince's life - it drew thousands of people, who partied in the streets of downtown Minneapolis (http://www.startribune.com/fans-flock-to-first-avenue-to-honor-prince/376665241/) all night.

It's crazy - tons of buildings, bridges and roadways were lit up purple last night and will continue to do so through the weekend.

Still can't believe he's gone.  I like this tweet I saw yesterday -
"Let's say the best singer, the best songwriter, the best producer, and the best guitarist all died on the same day. Those 4 ppl were Prince."

Sums it up pretty well.  :'(
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Post by: McMetal on April 22, 2016, 09:40 AM
Best frickin' Super Bowl halftime show ever too!
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on April 22, 2016, 01:08 PM
along with the lack of any sort of substance abuse testing programs.
Not accurate.  The WWE has a drug policy and depending on who you believe, talent is tested pretty regularly.  In addition, they offer rehab assistance to anyone that has ever worked for them.  They also have concussion protocols in place as well.  They just "forced" one of their most popular performers into retirement due to brain injury.

Hopefully, these premature deaths will lessen in the next 10 years or so.

http://corporate.wwe.com/wellness/substance-abuse-drug-testing-policy
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Post by: Diddly on April 22, 2016, 04:00 PM
The WWE drug testing is shoddy at best... the lower paid talent are tested regularly and suspended, but big moneymakers (your John Cenas, Triple Hs, Undertakers) are rarely tested, if ever.

I'm sure the deaths will drop in the future though, as this generation is contempt with playing video games in hotels after wrestling shows, not snorting cocaine and partying in bars all night
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Post by: Matt_Fury on April 22, 2016, 04:56 PM
At least two local radio stations are playing nothing but Prince this AM (one went "all-Prince" at about 11am yesterday).

Sirius/XM had a Prince Tribute channel up by yesterday evening!  Channel 50 if you are interested.
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Post by: McMetal on May 9, 2016, 03:57 PM
William Schallert  :'(

RIP Federation Undersecretary of Agricultural Affairs Nilz Baris...
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Post by: Nicklab on June 4, 2016, 12:33 AM
The Greatest of All Time has passed.  A true giant of professional sports.

Muhammad Ali - 1942 - 2016

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03208/ali_3208256c.jpg)
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Post by: Rob on June 7, 2016, 12:08 AM
Kimbo Slice, dead at 42.
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Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2016, 09:20 AM
Kimbo Slice, dead at 42.

I heard some crazy news about Kimbo.  A lot of people thought that he might have just dropped, but in actuality he wasn't feeling well.  And doctors determined that he was suffering from congestive heart failure and urgently needed a transplant.  At the age of 42!
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Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2016, 09:38 AM
What a bad week for sports legends. First Ali, now Gordie Howe.

RIP, Mr. Hockey.  :'(
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Post by: Diddly on June 10, 2016, 11:08 AM
Or as my generation knows him, Woodrow.

(http://i.imgur.com/jrgJbkl.jpg)
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Post by: Diddly on June 13, 2016, 01:01 PM
Michu Meszaros, ALF star passes away at 76 (http://www.tmz.com/2016/06/13/alf-michu-meszaros-dead/)
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Post by: Scockery on June 18, 2016, 04:48 PM
Ron Lester, 'Varsity Blues' Actor, Dies at 45. He was Billy Bob and played a parody of his own character Reggie Ray in Not Another Teen Movie. Also in Good Burger and Popular.

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/ron-lester-varsity-blues-actor-dies-45-051907335.html (https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/ron-lester-varsity-blues-actor-dies-45-051907335.html)
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Post by: Nicklab on June 19, 2016, 02:40 PM
Star Trek's Anton Yelchin dies in freak accident aged 27 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3649368/Star-Trek-actor-Anton-Yelchin-dies-car-crash-age-27.html)
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Post by: Scockery on June 19, 2016, 03:23 PM
 :( Just read that. Pinned between a car and a brick mail box. What the hell? 

Yelchin was a good part of otherwise so-so movies like Terminator Salvation and the Fight Night remake.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 20, 2016, 09:20 AM
That's unexpected. I enjoyed him in Odd Thomas.
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Post by: McMetal on June 24, 2016, 07:24 PM
Bernie Worrell... :'(
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Post by: Diddly on June 28, 2016, 09:37 AM
Woke up to a double whammy from the sports world. Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt (http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/us/pat-summitt-obit/) and legendary NFL coach Buddy Ryan (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/16579465/former-nfl-coach-defensive-guru-buddy-ryan-dies-age-82).
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Post by: Morgbug on June 28, 2016, 10:49 PM
Woke up to a double whammy from the sports world. Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt (http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/us/pat-summitt-obit/) and legendary NFL coach Buddy Ryan (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/16579465/former-nfl-coach-defensive-guru-buddy-ryan-dies-age-82).

Summit had been sick for quite a while, hadn't she?
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Post by: Diddly on June 29, 2016, 12:30 AM
IIRC the dementia was diagnosed in 2011 and she retired at the end of the 2011-12 season. So it happened pretty fast. Awful way to go out.
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Post by: Jesse James on June 29, 2016, 12:59 AM
Someone I know well, he got Cancer and then dementia was sort of setting in and he went quickly after that...  I was glad for him, as that is a terrible way to live.  My grandmother had it after her bouts with cancer as well and I remember it vividly.  I was 12 iirc.  It was horrible, and she suffered too long with it.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 29, 2016, 11:01 AM
I lost my sister about 3 months ago to early-onset Alzheimer's.  Truly a grueling, terrible way to go.  She battled the disease for 7 years.   
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 29, 2016, 05:22 PM
Oh God Jim!  So sorry for your loss!
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Post by: McMetal on June 30, 2016, 10:32 PM
Rob Wasserman...boo.  :(
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Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2016, 11:52 PM
I'm sorry too Jim, that's terrible.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 6, 2016, 11:56 AM
Thanks, everyone.
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Post by: Nicklab on July 20, 2016, 09:56 AM
Producer/Director/Writer Garry Marshall dies at 81 (http://variety.com/2016/film/news/garry-marshall-dead-dies-pretty-woman-happy-days-1201817964/).
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Post by: Diddly on July 22, 2016, 11:32 AM
Former NFL Head Coach Dennis Green  (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/17124739/dennis-green-former-minnesota-vikings-arizona-cardinals-coach-dies-age-67)

"They are who we thought they were!"
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Post by: McMetal on July 22, 2016, 02:15 PM
Former NFL Head Coach Dennis Green  (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/17124739/dennis-green-former-minnesota-vikings-arizona-cardinals-coach-dies-age-67)

"They are who we thought they were!"

"And we let 'em off the hook!!!"  :D

Probably the most epic NFL postgame rant ever, along with Jim Mora's "Playoffs?!?!" classic.

I remember when he interviewed to be 'Skins coach, always thought we dodged a bullet there.
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Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2016, 01:54 PM
TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dead at 53 (http://www.tmz.com/#article/2016/07/26/miss-cleo-dead-psychic/)
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Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2016, 02:29 PM
Bet she didn't see that coming.
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Post by: Rob on July 26, 2016, 02:52 PM
TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dead at 53 (http://www.tmz.com/#article/2016/07/26/miss-cleo-dead-psychic/)

RIP Dressel:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Misc/Ms_Cleo_Foil.jpg)
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 28, 2016, 07:40 PM
Jerry Doyle aka Michael Girabaldi, B5  :'(
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Post by: McMetal on July 28, 2016, 09:49 PM
Jerry Doyle aka Michael Girabaldi, B5  :'(

Nooooo!!! I loved him on that show. Except near the end when he turned on them all.

Seemed young, sad.  :(
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Post by: Matt_Fury on August 13, 2016, 12:46 PM
Kenny Baker has passed away.   :'(
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Post by: Jesse James on August 13, 2016, 01:15 PM
:(
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Post by: Scockery on August 13, 2016, 01:34 PM
Sad to hear. Growing up, it was odd to know that there was often someone inside R2. Really? Inside that can?
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 13, 2016, 03:36 PM
R2 is one with the Force now.  :'(
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Post by: Nicklab on August 13, 2016, 03:49 PM
I met Kenny at a few cons.  He was such a nice guy, and genuinely funny.  We even had a good chat about Time Bandits.  I'm sad to hear the news.  MTFBWY, Kenny!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on August 13, 2016, 04:32 PM
MTFBWY Kenny.  :(
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Post by: Matt_Fury on August 26, 2016, 08:41 AM
The stormtrooper who hit his head on the door in Star Wars. (http://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2016/0824/811736-eastenders-star-wars/)
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Post by: Diddly on August 26, 2016, 03:11 PM
I thought Laurie Goode was the name of the trooper. He was on Rebel Force Radio at the beginning of the year
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Post by: Scockery on August 28, 2016, 06:02 PM
Fare well, Fuji.
Mr. Fuji dies at 82-years old (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/m/9f087dec-3584-37c2-ab3a-a8769f8b91a5/ss_mr.-fuji-dies-at-82-years-old.html)
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Post by: BrentS on August 29, 2016, 03:34 PM
RIP Willy Wonka and Dr. FRONKenstein...

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-young-frankenstein-1201846745/

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Post by: McMetal on August 29, 2016, 04:02 PM
RIP Willy Wonka and Dr. FRONKenstein...

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-young-frankenstein-1201846745/

Awww...loved him. The Cisco Kid...drinking Woolite in the gutter...so many classic roles.
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Post by: Dave on August 29, 2016, 04:40 PM
I thought he died years ago.  I didn't even realize he was still alive, until I saw this post that he was dead...
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Post by: Nicklab on August 29, 2016, 05:30 PM
Sad news.  He's really been out of the limelight for at least the past 15 years, if not longer.  But damn, I will watch Young Frankenstein any time it comes on television.  That movie never gets old to me, and Gene Wilder was fantastic.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on August 30, 2016, 01:24 AM
Some of my favorite movies Star Gee Wilder:

Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Silver Streak
Willy Wonka

Sad to hear he's gone.
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Post by: BrentS on August 30, 2016, 05:50 PM
Some of my favorite movies Star Gee Wilder:

Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Silver Streak
Willy Wonka

Sad to hear he's gone.

That's my list too... Silver Streak is hidden gem. 
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Post by: Scockery on September 23, 2016, 12:07 AM
 :(
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Post by: Scockery on November 10, 2016, 10:24 PM
 :-\
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Post by: Diddly on November 11, 2016, 02:32 PM
Robert Vaughn of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. fame (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/11/11/report-robert-vaughn-man-from-uncle-fame-dies-at-83.html)
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Post by: McMetal on November 11, 2016, 04:10 PM
Robert Vaughn of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. fame (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/11/11/report-robert-vaughn-man-from-uncle-fame-dies-at-83.html)

Another guy you thought had been dead for years already. He will live on forever thanks to these Legal Aid ads though.

Always remember him best as "Gelt" the bounty hunter from "Battle Beyond the Stars". Fine actor!
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Post by: Scockery on November 12, 2016, 12:34 PM
 :-X
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Post by: Nicklab on November 18, 2016, 09:56 PM
Sharon Jones of the classic soul band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sharon-jones-soul-singer-with-dap-kings-dead-at-60-w451517).
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on November 26, 2016, 10:56 PM
 :-X
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Post by: P-Siddy on November 27, 2016, 01:57 PM
Peter Sumner aka Lt. Pol Treidum
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/ew/article/2016/11/23/peter-sumner-dead-star-wars-actor-dies-74%3Fsource%3Ddam?client=safari
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Post by: Matt_Fury on November 27, 2016, 05:27 PM
Peter Sumner actually reprised his role for a Fan Film.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on December 8, 2016, 03:38 PM
John Glenn, former astronaut and US Senator (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/08/astronaut-and-us-senator-john-glenn-has-died-according-to-ohio-state-university.html)

And earlier this week, Peter Vaughan of Game of Thrones (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/arts/television/peter-vaughan-maester-aemon-in-game-of-thrones-dies-at-93.html) and former NFL player Rashaan Salaam (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2680320-former-heisman-trophy-winner-rashaan-salaam-dies-at-age-42)
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 8, 2016, 03:54 PM
"Godspeed, John Glenn.”   :'(
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Post by: Scockery on December 8, 2016, 04:04 PM
Moon.
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Post by: Nicklab on December 8, 2016, 06:32 PM
Went to his grave not admitting the truth about aliens or the faked moon land...*OUCH*...felt like an invisible force just punched me.


Thinking of Buzz Aldrin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k) are we?  He's still very much alive, albeit under a doctor's care in New Zealand after suffering pulmonary edema at the South Pole (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/12/06/buzz-aldrin-being-treated-by-a-doctor-named-david-bowie-yes-after-south-pole-evacuation/?utm_term=.522f6248de00), requiring him to be evacuated for medical care.

What can you say about John Glenn though?  Those Mercury missions were at the cutting edge as NASA was trying to catch up with the Soviets.  The term "The Right Stuff" really summed up those original seven astronauts.  And Glenn faced some real danger because there was genuine concern that the heat shield on his spacecraft might not have been secure enough to protect him during re-entry.

And then to continue in service to the country after NASA as a US Senator?  And to return to space at the age of 77?  His example is definitely something that everyone should attempt to live up to.  Godspeed, John Glenn.
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Post by: Scockery on December 8, 2016, 06:45 PM
John loved fruit punch. 
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Post by: Nicklab on December 9, 2016, 09:36 AM
And rightfully so.  Plus, the majority of conspiracy theorists are quite punchable.
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Post by: Dave on December 9, 2016, 12:54 PM
"Godspeed, John Glenn.”   :'(

My wife and I were just talking about John Glenn and what an amazing ass kicker he was, and how people of successive generations (ours) can even begin to match up to a stud like him and some of his peers.


Any one of those is a big deal for anyone's legacy.  He did all five without breaking a sweat.

Who, under 50, would you even begin to compare to the likes of John Glenn?  You could probably pick a few business people like Elon Musk that have done some pretty cool things, but its hard to think of anyone even remotely in his league.
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Post by: JediJman on December 9, 2016, 01:00 PM
Trump maybe?

I keed I keed...
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Post by: Rob on December 9, 2016, 01:03 PM
"Godspeed, John Glenn.”   :'(

My wife and I were just talking about John Glenn and what an amazing ass kicker he was, and how people of successive generations (ours) can even begin to match up to a stud like him and some of his peers.

  • Fighter pilot in WWII and Korea
  • Test pilot
  • First American to orbit the earth
  • Took a ride on a Space Shuttle and spent nine days in space at age 77
  • Served as a Senator for 25 years

Any one of those is a big deal for anyone's legacy.  He did all five without breaking a sweat.

Who, under 50, would you even begin to compare to the likes of John Glenn?  You could probably pick a few business people like Elon Musk that have done some pretty cool things, but its hard to think of anyone even remotely in his league.

I keep hearing him described as the last, inarguable American hero.  I'm having a hard time coming up with an argument against the idea.
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Post by: Scockery on December 12, 2016, 12:01 AM
Whatever
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Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2016, 12:54 AM
Yeah, I'm cynical.

No ****?  :-X  ;)
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Post by: Dave on December 12, 2016, 01:00 AM
Wow.  If you can't appreciate John Glenn for the brave dude he was and his service to this country, regardless of someone's politics, you've got more than cynicism in your soul.
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Post by: Scockery on December 12, 2016, 12:17 PM
Whatever
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Post by: Rob on December 12, 2016, 12:30 PM
Whatever

You're going to find yourself on a very lonely island with that idea.
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Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2016, 12:18 AM
Apparently I missed something.   ???
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on December 13, 2016, 12:20 PM
Apparently I missed something.   ???

Apparently John Glenn isn't quite 100% universally adored.
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Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2016, 09:30 PM
Alan Thicke (Jason Seaver, Growing Pains) dead a 69  :-\
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Post by: JediJman on December 13, 2016, 10:37 PM
 :'( :'( :'(

I always liked him.  He was a great dad on Growing Pains.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on December 14, 2016, 09:30 AM
Now who is going to tell us about Optima Tax Relief?
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Post by: BillCable on December 15, 2016, 08:38 AM
Pretty good way to go out, too.  Playing hockey with your son when you're almost 70... a lot better than years in a hospital.
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Post by: McMetal on December 15, 2016, 10:15 AM
Pretty good way to go out, too.  Playing hockey with your son when you're almost 70... a lot better than years in a hospital.

Not such a great memory for the son though.  :(

Bad stuff happening around the holidays is always especially sad I think.
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Post by: BillCable on December 15, 2016, 12:30 PM
I don't know - his dad got to go out doing something he loved with him.  Bittersweet, to be sure.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on December 18, 2016, 07:56 PM
Zsa Zsa Gabor. (http://newscdn.newsrep.net/h5/nrshare.html?r=3&lan=en_US&pid=14&id=DH60a100f93_us&app_lan&mcc=310&declared_lan=en_US&pubaccount=ocms_0&referrer=200620&showall=1)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on December 23, 2016, 12:55 PM
She actually has screen credits from the fifties and sixties. As she got older, she turned her self into a parody of herself. Looking at those movies from the fifties, she was a pretty good looking lady. She was kind of Marilyn Monroe type. Her sister Eva was the better actress.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PPLgMMjXEXo/VEQ7fvp88NI/AAAAAAAAdnU/q5TrtMgqbQQ/s1600/GaborFjQ%3D%3D.jpg)

(http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Gabor,%20Zsa%20Zsa/Annex/Annex%20-%20Gabor,%20Zsa%20Zsa_22.jpg)
Title: Carrie Fisher in Critical Condition
Post by: Tracy on December 23, 2016, 06:22 PM
www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-carrie-fisher-cardiac-20161223-story.html (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-carrie-fisher-cardiac-20161223-story.html)
She survived a dysfunctional childhood, drug abuse, alcoholism, severe depression, bi-polar disorder and weight struggles - surely she can survive 2016. While Leia has always been on of my favorite characters -I have always enjoyed Carrie Fisher's novels and wicked sense of humor. Sending prayers her way. May the Force be with you Carrie!

Can someone fix the link for me?  It's been a while.....
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Post by: McMetal on December 25, 2016, 07:12 PM
George Michael... :(
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Post by: Matt_Fury on December 27, 2016, 01:10 PM
Holy ****!  Carrie Fisher passed away today!
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Post by: Diddly on December 27, 2016, 01:38 PM
 :(
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Post by: Mikey D on December 27, 2016, 01:42 PM
2016 can **** off.  Too many people I'd admired are gone, and most of them unexpectedly - Bowie, Prince, Rickman and now Carrie.  And while I'm not a huge fan of George Michael, I can admit he had some catchy tunes that I'd listen to once in awhile.

RIP Princess...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on December 27, 2016, 02:14 PM
Carrie Fisher has always been one of my favs - loved her books and her interviews. Princess Leia will also be an iconic role model for me. As a 12 year old girl sitting in a theater in 1977 it was mind-blowing to see such a strong, sassy yet feminine and vulnerable woman. When I saw her I knew I could be just like her - which is just like me. RIP
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Post by: McMetal on December 27, 2016, 04:20 PM
Jesus, the last two months have just been one soul-shattering gut punch after another. This year sucked.  :(

She was the goods. Super sad she is gone. Hope they can find a way to navigate her loss gracefully in the new movies.
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Post by: Darby on December 27, 2016, 04:44 PM
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Star Wars fan. They probably know how much I admire Carrie Fisher, who was my first hero in so many ways. She was never just an action figure to me. More than anything else, Carrie Fisher was a writer. She was a novelist, screenwriter and essayist who was fearless in her depiction of her personal struggles. When you’re 16 and everyday is a battle, reading something like Postcards From The Edge from Princess Leia of all people helped you realize life was crazy and messed up and in the end, just life. She fought a lot of battles and like a lot of strong women I have had to privilege to know and work for in my life, she remained undefeated. Carrie Fisher was the girl, the hero, the writer of my dreams. RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on December 27, 2016, 07:33 PM
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Star Wars fan. They probably know how much I admire Carrie Fisher, who was my first hero in so many ways. She was never just an action figure to me. More than anything else, Carrie Fisher was a writer. She was a novelist, screenwriter and essayist who was fearless in her depiction of her personal struggles. When you’re 16 and everyday is a battle, reading something like Postcards From The Edge from Princess Leia of all people helped you realize life was crazy and messed up and in the end, just life. She fought a lot of battles and like a lot of strong women I have had to privilege to know and work for in my life, she remained undefeated. Carrie Fisher was the girl, the hero, the writer of my dreams. RIP.

What Darby said  :'(
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Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2016, 08:02 PM
I got word about Carrie Fisher passing from my wife while I was on my way home from work early this afternoon.  And while I was well aware that her condition was grave following the medical emergency on her flight from London to LA, I had hope that she might pull though.  But this news has gutted me.

It's not just about Star Wars.  It's about CARRIE FISHER.  A tough lady who was whip-smart and able to cut to the quick better than most.  The first time I met her in 2002 at Star Wars Celebration I thought I would catch her off guard.  I had seen her play herself on the HBO show "Sex & The City" and really enjoyed her scene.  When I finally got in the room to meet her after waiting on line for hours and told her this, her response was "Yeah, it was a real stretch playing Carrie Fisher!"  I've been laughing over that for YEARS.  It was witty and in the moment and honest, and that's what I loved about her.  You weren't going to pull one over on her.  And she just kept up with that direct honesty when she went out to promote The Force Awakens last year, and it was fantastic.

I applaud her for being so open about her own trials with substance issues as well as mental illness.  And I'm sad because the mentally ill have lost one of their most articulate advocates in Carrie Fisher.

I think that in some ways we may have taken Carrie Fisher's portrayal of Leia for granted.  Even though George Lucas's concept for Star Wars was rooted in the Saturday matinees of Flash Gordon, Princess Leia was *NOT* your average damsel in distress.  She was tough.  She could navigate tough circumstances and be a leader of MEN.  In 1977 that was a significant concept.  What's funnier is that as Star Wars has moved through the prequel trilogy and on to the Disney era we have had a succession of strong female characters:  Padme, Rey and now Jyn Erso.  Those newer heroines seem to have drawn some criticism from some segments of our society.  And that's completely bizarre to me, because it was Leia that led the way thanks in large part to Carrie Fisher's tremendous portrayal of that character.

The Force Will Be With You, Always, Carrie Fisher.
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Post by: 77Skywalker on December 28, 2016, 08:52 PM
 :'( I'm still heartbroken over only the passing of Carrie Fisher and she will be missed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jayson on December 28, 2016, 09:03 PM
And now her mother died. Jesus.  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on December 28, 2016, 09:04 PM
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. A singular tragedy in a year lousy with them.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Tracy on December 28, 2016, 09:07 PM
Debbie Reynolds passed away this evening from an apparent stroke. More likely a broken heart.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 29, 2016, 01:41 AM
Such a tragic time for their family, and I hope they're able to find the strength emotionally to get through it all.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 29, 2016, 05:57 AM
That is more than any family should be asked to bear.  Carrie Fisher's passing was tragic.  And it is unnatural for a parent to outlive their children.  I think the prospect of that proved too much for Debbie Reynolds.

But in true Carrie Fisher style, the fan who started the Twitter account for Gary Fisher, Carrie's beloved French bulldog, captured some of the complicated dynamics between these two extremely talented women:

@Gary_TheDog 
If Carrie was here I bet she would make a joke that it was just like her mom to upstage her even in death. #FindingHumorInTragedy (https://twitter.com/Gary_TheDog/status/814289307976474624)
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Post by: Nicklab on December 31, 2016, 06:20 PM
From HBO:

In light of the recent and unexpected deaths of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, the documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS will debut SATURDAY, JAN. 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The story of a family’s complicated love, this documentary is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity. Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, live in the same Beverly Hills compound. The 83-year-old grand dame still has a Las Vegas act, but performing is taking its toll. Carrie’s response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Featuring vintage family films that bring iconic old-world Hollywood to life, as well as extensive vérité footage, the film is directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens.

BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS has already received audience and critical acclaim at many prestigious film festivals, including the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

In addition, as previously announced, the 2010 special WISHFUL DRINKING will receive an encore presentation this Sunday, Jan. 1 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. This feature-length adaptation of Carrie Fisher’s hit autobiographical stage production tells the intoxicating tale of her life, combining her raucous one-woman stage performance, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage.
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Post by: McMetal on January 16, 2017, 01:05 PM
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 16, 2017, 03:34 PM
Gene Cernan. The last man to walk on the moon.  :'(

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2USNoNWQAAolpD.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 16, 2017, 03:45 PM
His hope would be that he would not be the last man to walk on the moon.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 25, 2017, 02:45 PM
Mary Tyler Moore has passed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 25, 2017, 03:30 PM
No! Not our Mary! :o
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 25, 2017, 05:51 PM
Aw crap. She was so great in her show and then that amazing performance in Ordinary People. Reminded me of my mom. Same hair.  :(
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Post by: P-Siddy on January 25, 2017, 06:09 PM
The closest I got to MTM was her statue in downtown Minneapolis.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on January 25, 2017, 06:27 PM
She was great. The MTM show was a staple of my early childhood along with reruns of Star Trek and Batman. She was a huge proponent of creative people and the arts, especially in Hollywood. RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on January 26, 2017, 06:21 AM
Butch Trucks - drummer, The Allman Brothers Band

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/525ecc16e4b03a9509e22a9e/t/525edf10e4b0fe5f668b58f6/1381949201981/Butch+Low+Res.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on January 28, 2017, 07:41 PM
John Hurt....what a great actor.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Darby on January 29, 2017, 11:12 AM
Loved John Hurt. Great voice. Great actor. RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on January 31, 2017, 06:38 AM
Definite bummer about John Hurt.  And he played so many great roles going back to Alien through things like Rob Roy, and even his supporting part in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  I think we should give him a pass on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 31, 2017, 09:57 AM
He was the best part of KOTCS.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on January 31, 2017, 10:03 AM
He was the best part of KOTCS.

Yeah...

I keep on shaking my head over that movie, and how they drew some great talent llike John Hurt, Ray Winstone and Cate Blanchett.  Cate Blanchett usually picks some fantastic projects.  But with this one I was left wondering "How big was the check"?
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Post by: P-Siddy on February 7, 2017, 08:37 PM
Richard Hatch... no, not Apollo/Tom Zarek!

All these beloved sci-if actors.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 8, 2017, 09:44 AM
Richard Hatch... no, not Apollo/Tom Zarek!

All these beloved sci-if actors.

Aw crap. Always one of my favorites.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM
He looked fine last year when I met him. I was expecting Dirk Benedict to go first.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2017, 11:04 AM
Just got a text from my wife that Bill Paxton died at 61.  :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 26, 2017, 11:09 AM
Just saw that, too.  Pretty bummed to hear that.  He was great in just about anything he did.  Variety has a nice article (http://variety.com/2017/film/news/bill-paxton-dead-dies-1201996712/) about him.
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Post by: P-Siddy on February 26, 2017, 11:20 AM
Agreed.  Might have to watch "Aliens" tonight.

This bums me.
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Post by: DSJ™ on February 26, 2017, 11:29 AM
Damn! Bill Paxton was at Calgary Expo in 2014 with the cast of Aliens. A very nice & funny guy. He was on Agents of Shield at the time, when I finished my photo-op, he said Thanks for coming & Hail Hydra! RIP Bill Paxton.   :'(

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Dale%20Bill%20Paxton_zpsyjqwuebc.jpg)
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Post by: Darby on February 26, 2017, 12:35 PM
Great guy and great actor. 'Is that my grandparents in the closet?'  :(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on February 26, 2017, 12:42 PM
Big Love for Bill. Put that on his Tombstone. Ah, responding to tragedy with movie title puns. This one of those jaw-dropping deaths. "Whaaat?" RIP, Mr. Paxton.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 26, 2017, 04:11 PM
Oh man, I loved him...I don't know if there was any other actor who was so good in so many different things. Chet, Hudson, the douchey car salesman in True Lies, the sidekick in Predator 2...he basically stole every movie he was in. Super sad to hear.  :(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on February 26, 2017, 05:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FFQjl2R.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on February 26, 2017, 06:08 PM
He's been killed by Predators, Aliens, and Terminators. But survived a Twister!
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on February 27, 2017, 02:30 PM
Judge Wapner of The People's Court died at 97
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/arts/television/joseph-a-wapner-judge-on-the-peoples-court-dies-at-97.html?_r=2 (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/arts/television/joseph-a-wapner-judge-on-the-peoples-court-dies-at-97.html?_r=2)
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on February 27, 2017, 02:45 PM
the douchey car salesman in True Lies

One of my all time favorite cameos.  Scene stealer!
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Post by: JediJman on February 27, 2017, 04:10 PM
Wow, he was in a ton of movies that I've watched over and over.  Weird to think that he's passed on before my son has even seen Aliens.

Game over man.   :'(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on February 28, 2017, 10:57 AM
He was the William Shatner of our time.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 28, 2017, 02:35 PM
the douchey car salesman in True Lies

One of my all time favorite cameos.  Scene stealer!

That performance alone was amazing.  Who knew that both he and Tom Arnold would be so funny in a James Cameron movie?!?!
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Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2017, 05:37 PM
Tom Arnold is highly underrated and I say that with a straight face.  He's a funny guy.

Paxton was a damn good actor and by all accounts a humble and nice person too.  I am amazed how much he's been in too.  Had no idea.  He went from a main guy to very bit parts and was all over the place.
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Post by: Nicklab on February 28, 2017, 07:04 PM
Oh, I know Tom Arnold is funny.  But I don't think that people would mistake him for a comedy writer/director.

Paxton is gone way too young.  I still remember when 'Big Love' premiered on HBO, and I was really impressed with him in that leading role.  It was a complicated show that was dealing with an incredibly touchy subject like polygamy in the LDS community in the American West.  Now there are reality shows about polygamist families.  I don't want to get into arguing the morality of that, but Paxton and that show at least started a more open dialogue about this lifestyle and some of it's darker elements.
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Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2017, 07:45 PM
I never thought much of Arnold till he started showing up on Stern regularly and he really was quick...  His feud with Roseanne was fantastic radio too because they'd both come on and have things to say, though he took the higher road generally.  I have to say I was shocked by him.  I was shocked he could act decently too.  Pass in a crowd if it got big enough at least.  :-\

I'd forgotten about Big Love actually.

The night he died, Tombstone was on, and he played Morgan perfectly I felt.  A great movie.  One of his best.  Can't say, after seeing now all the movies he was in, one was on the night he died.
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Post by: Scockery on March 6, 2017, 03:51 PM
Robert Osborne, secret identity of the Green Goblin and father of Ozzie Osborne, Turner Classic Movies host for like ever...died at 84.

Robert Osborne, Host of Turner Classic Movies, Dies at 84 (https://www.yahoo.com/news/robert-osborne-host-turner-classic-200533753.html)
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Post by: Jesse James on March 6, 2017, 11:29 PM
When he intro'd all those classic horror flicks at Halloweenie it just felt like home.  I'll miss that dude.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2017, 07:20 PM
Chuck Berry, the man who 'started rock and roll,' dead at 90 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/chuck-berry-dead-1.4031528)

Johnny B. Goode...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on March 18, 2017, 09:51 PM
I had to explain over dinner to my daughters who he was and why he was so immensely important in American music. A true icon...hard to overstate his contributions and legacy.
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Post by: Scockery on March 18, 2017, 11:00 PM
In honor of his memory, I'm going to install a video camera in the ladies room.  :P

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on March 19, 2017, 09:49 PM
Bernie Wrightson...co-creator of Swamp Thing, fantastic Gothic illustrator and one of my all time favorite comic artists right up there with the King.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Dave on April 6, 2017, 04:50 PM
Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth, dead at 90 (http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/entertainment/don-rickles-dead/index.html).

I always loved him on Letterman.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 6, 2017, 05:02 PM
This one bums me out. 
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Post by: DSJ™ on April 6, 2017, 06:44 PM
RIP CPO Sharkey.  Saw Rickles back in the 80's in Vegas.. Thanks for the laughs ya hockey puck.   :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on April 6, 2017, 08:58 PM
I had to tell my kids Mr Potato Head died.  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 6, 2017, 09:08 PM
"Look at you...  you baby gorilla."
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on April 6, 2017, 09:25 PM
Always loved his role in Dirty Work.

"Why don't you get a horse and live in the mountains someplace and don't bother anybody?"
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 6, 2017, 09:26 PM
Lol at that one hah.  Classic.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 12, 2017, 09:50 AM
I had to tell my kids Mr Potato Head died.  :'(

Did Mr. Potato head die because he was a cannibal?

(http://i.vimeocdn.com/video/465291719_1280x720.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on April 12, 2017, 01:40 PM
J Geils

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Post by: Dave on April 12, 2017, 02:14 PM
J Geils

My brother and I had a bunch of his LPs back in the day.  Always loved annoying my parents listening to the Love Stinks album.  In particular "No Anchovies Please (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-SgGHlZXQc)" and "Piss on the Wall (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QYTxozuVaY)".
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 12, 2017, 02:33 PM
Charlie Murphy:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTUxMjIyNzkzMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODc5MTMzMQ@@._V1_UY317_CR21,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)
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Post by: Diddly on April 19, 2017, 10:37 AM
Aaron Hernandez (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/04/19/aaron-hernandez-kills-himself-prison/Hkp9wdGcZImoMBomJLMNVJ/story.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 19, 2017, 12:22 PM
Meh.
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Post by: JediJman on April 19, 2017, 12:24 PM
Meh.

Yeah, I'm not losing any sleep over it.  I actually think slightly better of him now, since he's saved people oodles of tax dollars from prison costs, appeals, etc.   
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 19, 2017, 05:17 PM
So Aaron Hernandez is listed as questionable for the Pats week one?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Mikey D on April 19, 2017, 05:56 PM
Meh.

Yep.  **** him (and that's coming from a Pats fan).
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on April 19, 2017, 06:09 PM
Meh.

Yep.  **** him (and that's coming from a Pats fan).

Yeah... I don't like to speak ill of the dead, but no great loss here (and that's coming from a UF grad).
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 23, 2017, 01:56 AM
Erin Moran, 'Happy Days' actress, dead at 56 (http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/entertainment/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/index.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on April 23, 2017, 10:20 AM
Erin Moran, 'Happy Days' actress, dead at 56 (http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/entertainment/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/index.html)


Loved her in the classic "Galaxy of Terror"...
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on May 11, 2017, 11:35 AM
Longtime actor Michael Parks who appeared in KILL BILL in two roles and Death Proof as Texas Ranger Earl McGraw.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/veteran-actor-michael-parks-dead-073207031.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/veteran-actor-michael-parks-dead-073207031.html)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on May 11, 2017, 12:11 PM
I'll always remember him for creeping me the f out in Tusk.
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Post by: McMetal on May 11, 2017, 04:52 PM
Oh man, he was a Tarantino staple. He did double duty in Grindhouse. So great in Dusk to Dawn too. Loved that guy.
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Post by: Scockery on May 15, 2017, 12:43 AM
POWER BOOTHE dies at 68.
Bad year to be a great character actor.  :(
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/entertainment/powers-boothe-dies/ (http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/entertainment/powers-boothe-dies/)
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Post by: Jesse James on May 15, 2017, 01:53 AM
Star of the greatest hockey-based rip off of Die Hard ever.  Sorely missed.
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Post by: Nicklab on May 15, 2017, 06:09 AM
Powers Boothe was great in Red Dawn, and that's saying a lot for that movie.
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Post by: Jeff on May 15, 2017, 11:44 AM
Red Dawn, Tombstone, Sudden Death were all great, but I would probably put Cy Tolliver/Deadwood at the top of my list for him though.   :(

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Post by: Scockery on May 15, 2017, 11:48 AM
Star of the greatest hockey-based rip off of Die Hard ever.  Sorely missed.

"I think we can all agree that the mayor's wife has been the most annoying"...he just kills some irritating woman. Sudden Death was so wonderfully bad. Van Damme fighting a woman in a mascot costume...and almost losing.
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Post by: Darby on May 15, 2017, 11:48 AM
He was a great actor with a lot of charisma, one of those guys you were always glad to see. Deadwood is tops in my book, too, though he is very good in a not great role in a movie called By Dawn's Early Light where he's the captain of a B-52 bomber on its way to Russia during WWIII.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on May 15, 2017, 12:39 PM
He was a great actor with a lot of charisma, one of those guys you were always glad to see. Deadwood is tops in my book, too, though he is very good in a not great role in a movie called By Dawn's Early Light where he's the captain of a B-52 bomber on its way to Russia during WWIII.

I remember that movie...just awesome.  Of course, after my time as a missileer, I completely pull that one apart!
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Post by: McMetal on May 15, 2017, 05:31 PM
Red Dawn #1 for me, followed by Southern Comfort and his later stuff on Agents of SHIELD. I was actually surprised reading his filmography that he wasn't in more recognizable stuff. He struck me as one of those guys that seemed pretty ubiquitous.
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Post by: Nicklab on May 18, 2017, 06:20 AM
Chris Cornell (http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/soundgarden-frontman-chris-cornell-dead-52-n761391).

This one just hurts.  The man was only 52.
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Post by: Scockery on May 18, 2017, 08:11 AM
Fell on black days...indeed.  :(
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Post by: Rob on May 18, 2017, 08:43 AM
****.
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Post by: Diddly on May 18, 2017, 09:06 AM
Damn, that one came out of nowhere. He just performed last night! :(

Also in this morning, FOX News Founder Roger Ailes (http://abcnews.go.com/US/fmr-fox-news-chairman-roger-ailes-dead-report/story?id=47484607)
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Post by: Mikey D on May 18, 2017, 01:11 PM
Chris Cornell (http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/soundgarden-frontman-chris-cornell-dead-52-n761391).

This one just hurts.  The man was only 52.

This one bums me out.  Been listening to SG, TotD and Audioslave all day to reflect on his career.  Only Eddie left for the lead singers from the bands (PJ, AiC, SG, STP and Nirvana) that defined my youth.


Also in this morning, FOX News Founder Roger Ailes (http://abcnews.go.com/US/fmr-fox-news-chairman-roger-ailes-dead-report/story?id=47484607)

Eh.
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Post by: McMetal on May 18, 2017, 04:48 PM
Sad, always respected that guy, although I felt that every thing he did after badmotorfinger was pretty unimpressive. Hell of a voice though.

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Post by: Diddly on May 23, 2017, 10:35 AM
Sir Roger Moore (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40018422)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on May 23, 2017, 12:05 PM
I suddenly have the urge to watch Ffolks and Cannonball run.
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Post by: Scockery on May 23, 2017, 12:21 PM
 :'( Not my favorite Bond, but his movies are still fun to watch and were part of my youth.
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Post by: Jeff on May 23, 2017, 01:54 PM
:'( Not my favorite Bond, but his movies are still fun to watch and were part of my youth.

I'm going to go with "not the best Bond, but still my favorite Bond".

When I was a kid in the 80s, every time it was my turn to pick out a video at the local VHS rental place, 75% of the time I picked a Moore Bond film.  Moonraker, Spy Who Loved Me, Golden Gun, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only over and over and over.

Harrison Ford was the biggest influence in my childhood life for sure (Indy/Han/etc), but Roger Moore's James Bond was very close second.

RIP, Sir Roger Moore.  :'(
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Post by: Dave on May 23, 2017, 02:16 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/rip-roger-moore-best-james-bond-quotes-7.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2017, 02:45 PM
Moonraker is still one of my top 3 Bond films. :(

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Post by: Darby on May 23, 2017, 11:25 PM
Moonraker remains my favorite Bond film and I don't care what anyone says. Moore was 'my' Bond growing up and I loved him.
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Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2017, 11:57 PM
Yeah I'm kinda like that too.  I like Connery too, but Moore was the guy when they were new to me.  Plus goddam he had some of the hottest women in his movies.  Octopussy alone was overload.
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Post by: Scockery on May 24, 2017, 12:07 AM
Funny thing there's a Moonraker Cafe I see signs for on the highway...always wonder if they have a poster or something in there. Never been.
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Post by: BrentS on May 24, 2017, 10:49 AM
:'( Not my favorite Bond, but his movies are still fun to watch and were part of my youth.

I'm going to go with "not the best Bond, but still my favorite Bond".


RIP, Sir Roger Moore.  :'(

Totally with you guys on this one... not the best James Bond but but he was my James Bond.  The first Bond from my youth that I watched and always a favorite. 
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Post by: JediJman on May 24, 2017, 01:16 PM
+1

Is it just me or are we seeing a ton of celebrity deaths this year?  It feels like some new big name drops every week.   :-\
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Post by: Dave on May 24, 2017, 04:12 PM
I think most of us are early 40s +/- so some of it might just be our perspective.  Some of the names that we grew up watching as kids were probably mid-40s at the time of their movies and now are all early 80s and dropping off.  10 years ago the people that were dying were probably people we didn't always identify with, and as we get older we can relate to more and more of the names.
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Post by: Rob on June 10, 2017, 01:51 PM
It was mentioned in the comic book thread, but it belongs here too:

Adam West:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adam-west-dead-batman-star-832264

 :(
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 10, 2017, 02:36 PM
Holy Angel of Death, Batman!
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Post by: Scockery on June 10, 2017, 03:33 PM
 :'(
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Post by: JediJman on June 10, 2017, 06:01 PM
Too soon.   :'(
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Post by: Jesse James on June 10, 2017, 06:28 PM
Man I always liked him in that one Lady Chatterly movie.  RIP.
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Post by: McMetal on June 10, 2017, 11:48 PM
Wasn't it "The Happy Hooker"? Lol

Always liked him, never took himself too seriously...

"pure West"  :)
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Post by: Morgbug on June 11, 2017, 03:17 AM
It was mentioned in the comic book thread, but it belongs here too:

Adam West:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adam-west-dead-batman-star-832264

 :(

RIP my Batman.  Kapow!
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Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2017, 12:41 PM
You had to love Adam West.  The man was an original, and always knew to never take himself too seriously.  His work on 'Family Guy' was hilarious.  And whenever I would see him on the convention circuit he was one of the coolest guys in the room (not too hard at a convention, LOL!).
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 17, 2017, 11:39 PM
Stephen Furst passed away from complications from diabetes.  Best known as Flounder from Animal House and Vir Cotto in Babylon 5.
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Post by: Scockery on June 19, 2017, 05:52 PM
Is that show cursed or something?
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Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2017, 02:35 AM
Horror movie legend George A. Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' dies at 77 (http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/16/media/george-a-romero-obit/index.html)

Actor Martin Landau, star of 'Mission: Impossible,' dies at 89 (http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/entertainment/actor-martin-landau-dies/index.html)

RIP Commander John Koenig... Space 1999. I was a pleasure to meet & talk with you at Dragon Con 2011. To Everything That Was... :'(
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Post by: McMetal on July 17, 2017, 10:02 AM
Wow...two people I really liked.  :'(

Farewell, Rollin Hand! Lay your burden down...
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Post by: Scockery on July 21, 2017, 11:36 AM
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington.
http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/07/20/chester-bennington-linkin-park-dead-zw-orig.cnn (http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/07/20/chester-bennington-linkin-park-dead-zw-orig.cnn)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on July 21, 2017, 01:21 PM
Another suicide.  Damn shame.
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Post by: Scockery on July 22, 2017, 11:51 AM
John Heard, the dad from Home Alone. Also, he was in CHUD.
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/john-heard-dies-home-alone-141530934.html (https://www.yahoo.com/tv/john-heard-dies-home-alone-141530934.html)
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Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2017, 01:24 PM
I remember Sam Shepard most from that movie Thunderheart. Most people will remember him as Chuck Yeager from The Right Stuff, which is funny because Shepard had a fear of flying.
Sam Shepard dead at 73 (http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/entertainment/sam-shepard-dies/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_showbiz+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Entertainment%29&utm_content=Yahoo+Search+Results)
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Post by: Diddly on August 2, 2017, 11:16 AM
Former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian dead at 94 (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/94241011-132.html)
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Post by: Scockery on August 9, 2017, 05:38 PM
Glen Campbell

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/arts/music/glen-campbell-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/arts/music/glen-campbell-dead.html)
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Post by: Diddly on August 15, 2017, 02:32 PM
Frank Broyles (http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20342694/frank-broyles-former-arkansas-razorbacks-coach-athletic-director-dies-92)

Death Watch is out for Ric Flair too
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Post by: Scockery on August 15, 2017, 07:21 PM
Joseph Bologna from Transylvania 6-5000 and the voice of Dan Turpin on Superman the Animated Series, and a lot of various parts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bologna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bologna)
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Post by: McMetal on August 15, 2017, 08:49 PM
favorite JB films:

1. Alligator 2
2. Woman in Red
3. Blame it on Rio
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Post by: Scockery on August 18, 2017, 08:55 PM
Billy won't git to da choppa! RIP Sonny Landham :(  But like he said "We're all gonna die."  8)
http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/18/sonny-landham-dead-predator-48-hours-actor-dies/ (http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/18/sonny-landham-dead-predator-48-hours-actor-dies/)
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Post by: McMetal on August 18, 2017, 10:38 PM
He was acting squirrelly all day reportedly.  :D
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Post by: Scockery on August 20, 2017, 11:29 AM
Jerry Lewis
http://ew.com/tv/2017/08/20/jerry-lewis-dead-comedy-legend-dies-at-91/ (http://ew.com/tv/2017/08/20/jerry-lewis-dead-comedy-legend-dies-at-91/)


and Dick Gregory
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/08/20/comedian-civil-rights-activist-dick-gregory-dies/ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/08/20/comedian-civil-rights-activist-dick-gregory-dies/)
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Post by: Scockery on August 24, 2017, 08:08 PM
Jay Thomas completes the funny man triple fatality. He worked a lot but never made it too big. I remember his short lived sitcom Married People from over 20 years ago.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/entertainment/jay-thomas-dead/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/entertainment/jay-thomas-dead/index.html)
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Post by: Scockery on August 27, 2017, 07:24 PM
TOBE HOOPER.

Or why we fear Texans and clown dolls...and scary trees and static on tv...
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 28, 2017, 10:16 AM
TOBE HOOPER.

Or why we fear Texans and clown dolls...and scary trees and static on tv...

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said it was reported as a natural death.

Like they were expecting a chainsaw accident.
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Post by: Diddly on August 31, 2017, 12:42 AM
Rollie Massimino (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/sports/ncaabasketball/villanova-coach-rollie-massimino-dead.html?mcubz=1)
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Post by: Scockery on September 1, 2017, 07:14 PM
Shelley Berman. Burning through aging comedians lately.

http://deadline.com/2017/09/shelley-berman-dies-comedian-curb-your-enthusiasm-actor-dead-1202159574/ (http://deadline.com/2017/09/shelley-berman-dies-comedian-curb-your-enthusiasm-actor-dead-1202159574/)
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Post by: Nicklab on September 4, 2017, 09:14 AM
Shelley Berman. Burning through aging comedians lately.

http://deadline.com/2017/09/shelley-berman-dies-comedian-curb-your-enthusiasm-actor-dead-1202159574/ (http://deadline.com/2017/09/shelley-berman-dies-comedian-curb-your-enthusiasm-actor-dead-1202159574/)

Don't bother Larry (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCkEsLYE3Ik).  He's busy.
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Post by: Scockery on September 9, 2017, 11:02 PM
Country boys can't survive.  :(

Troy Gentry
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/troy-gentry-country-duo-montgomery-203805591.html (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/troy-gentry-country-duo-montgomery-203805591.html)

Don Williams
http://www.etonline.com/country-music-legend-don-williams-dead-78-86873 (http://www.etonline.com/country-music-legend-don-williams-dead-78-86873)

And RIP Sci-fi author Jerry Pournelle, who was also a country music legend...okay, maybe not.
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Post by: Scockery on September 11, 2017, 12:45 AM
Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/len-wein-co-creator-of-wolverine-and-editor-of-watchme-1803098383 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/len-wein-co-creator-of-wolverine-and-editor-of-watchme-1803098383)
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Post by: McMetal on September 11, 2017, 08:17 AM
Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/len-wein-co-creator-of-wolverine-and-editor-of-watchme-1803098383 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/len-wein-co-creator-of-wolverine-and-editor-of-watchme-1803098383)

Oh man , I was a big fan of his work, especially on the original Swamp Thing. I went back and bought the whole run a few years ago, great stuff...
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Post by: Scockery on September 14, 2017, 02:05 PM
Frank Vincent.

Get your shinebox!

http://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/other/goodfellas-and-sopranos-star-frank-vincent-dies/ar-AArU3BM (http://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/other/goodfellas-and-sopranos-star-frank-vincent-dies/ar-AArU3BM)
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Post by: Nicklab on September 15, 2017, 07:20 PM
We lost Harry Dean Stanton, aged 91. 

(http://drivingline.prd.s3.amazonaws.com/media/articleimages/2014/07/DL_Repo_007.jpg)
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Post by: Scockery on September 16, 2017, 04:35 PM
Noooooo!  :'(
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Post by: McMetal on September 16, 2017, 10:09 PM
"Repo Man's got all night, every night!"

"He had a gun on me, Duke, there was nothing I could do."

 :( :'(

Literally one of my favorite actors ever. Guy had major roles in 2 of my Top 5 all time movies - Repo Man and Escape from New York. And Alien is close behind. And The Godfather II. And Red Dawn. That dude was in practically everything. And was great.

Sadness...
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Post by: Diddly on September 18, 2017, 12:53 AM
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (http://www.wwe.com/article/bobby-heenan-passes-away)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on September 28, 2017, 10:59 AM
Hugh Heffner.  The man who taught millions of teenage boys how to read via the glossy pages of his magazine.
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Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2017, 02:47 PM
I always liked the articles...  the articles.
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Post by: Scockery on September 29, 2017, 07:15 PM
I hated the articles. They used nudity to trying push politics on "readers" who only came to lust after airbrushed women that met Hefner's criteria for his "girl next door (that almost no one ever lived next door to)" look.  ;)

I like the Playboy bunny uniform. I don't know if that uniform was specifically his idea, but it's the number one contribution to the world he made. If you've never seen it, you can find on youtube, Carrie Fisher as a playboy bunny in a Laverne and Shirley episode.
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Post by: Nicklab on September 29, 2017, 09:38 PM
Rest in peace Adam May, (http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/rip-adam-may) formerly of Galactic Hunter.

If you've been around the online Star Wars collecting community for any length of time, then you've probably read Adam's work.  From the Trade Federation site to Galactic Hunter and 42N-TLR, Adam was a great read.  And when I had the opportunity to meet Adam at events over the years he was a great guy:  knowledgeable, eager to share and willing to talk with just about anyone.  And damn, he certainly had a knack for working some Morrisey lyrics into an article. 

Gone too soon.
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Post by: Jeff on September 29, 2017, 09:51 PM
RIP, Adam May. :-\

Adam was the one who dragged me into the Star Wars fansite business when he convinced me to help out on the old SWCU (Star Wars Collector Union) and TradeFederation.net sites in the early 2000s.  Never would have guessed the path that would set me on in this Star Wars collecting community.  All the Toy Fairs and events I've attended were thanks to ADAM encouraging me to dive in way back when.

He was a great dude, very opinionated, but always willing to help another collector. 
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Post by: Scockery on September 29, 2017, 10:14 PM
That's sad to hear.  :( I recall a post on JTA where he said he'd been sick...guess he still was.
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Post by: Jesse James on September 29, 2017, 10:27 PM
Yeah Adam was a really nice but also funny guy...  he was in the thick of it and I wound up getting to know him from some of the more grand disagreements of the past sites and forums.  He was a "big personality" to me because he was one of those guys who was outspoken but liked everyone and was always willing to talk shop, regardless of POV, and with a knack for making anyone laugh about it.

He made me laugh in a way that was genuinely funny too, nothing forced.  He was a good part of the hobby.  The kind of guy you couldn't help but enjoy seeing his name turn up.  I'd never talked with him till one of the old epic arguments took place and we both (and I'm sure many others) were involved and wound up having fun having conversations on the side about it. 
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Post by: Brian on September 29, 2017, 10:36 PM
Sad news. I didn't know him the way some of you did, but I definitely knew him as one of my favorite people to read about Star Wars and collecting. Loved reading his opinions, and the way he presented them. One thing that always stuck with me, which I believe was one of his columns, where he was talking about the BMF I believe. He was talking how he bought more than one, but that for every one he bought, they bought a second (or maybe it was multiples) to donate to Toys for Tots. I'm a little fuzzy on the exact details, but the level of generosity is what really struck me. One way that showed what a great person he was.
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Post by: Darby on September 30, 2017, 04:52 PM
I didn't know him, either but knew of him and I am sad to hear of his passing. RIP.
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Post by: Scockery on October 2, 2017, 12:38 PM
Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/monty-hall-let-apos-deal-224526852.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews (https://www.yahoo.com/tv/monty-hall-let-apos-deal-224526852.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews)
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Post by: Jeff on October 2, 2017, 04:20 PM
RIP, Tom Petty.

So many A-list musicians have died in 2017 that I can't even remember the full list anymore...  :-\
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Post by: Rob on October 2, 2017, 05:07 PM
What a horrible day.  >:(
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Post by: Darby on October 2, 2017, 06:24 PM
+1.

This day sucks.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2017, 06:52 PM
Just when you thought this day could not possibly get worse, it does.  And in the worst way.

See you on the other side, Tom.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on October 2, 2017, 07:16 PM
While the news is grim, Tom is still alive.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on October 2, 2017, 07:56 PM
Cannot get a confirmed death. Some say he was braindead and pulled off life support, other articles "cannot confirm". Media, don't do me like that.

Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2017, 07:58 PM
I've heard that now, too.  Based on the initial reports it doesn't look good, but it would seem that the reports of Tom's demise appear to be exaggerated.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on October 3, 2017, 09:49 AM
It is now confirmed that Tom has gone into the great wide open.

Memphis Wrestling announcer Lance Russell (http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/36508112/legendary-memphis-wrestling-commentator-lance-russell-dies)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 6, 2017, 10:26 PM
Comedian Ralphie May has passed.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on October 17, 2017, 01:04 AM
Roy Dotrice from Beauty and the Beast and Hellboy 2 and he played leaders of under ground societies. Also Amadeus and Game of Thrones

http://variety.com/2017/film/obituaries-people-news/roy-dotrice-dead-dies-game-of-thrones-amadeus-1202590962/ (http://variety.com/2017/film/obituaries-people-news/roy-dotrice-dead-dies-game-of-thrones-amadeus-1202590962/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on October 25, 2017, 01:18 PM
Fats Domino, dead at 89:

http://www.wwltv.com/entertainment/legendary-musician-fats-domino-dead-at-89-years-old/485917741
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on October 25, 2017, 01:24 PM
Don't forget Benson, Robert Guillaume, passed yesterday. Also 89
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on October 25, 2017, 07:55 PM
RIP Benson, making fun of Krause in heavenly coffee breaks.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 8, 2017, 08:28 PM
Roy Halladay died in a plane crash.   :-\
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 18, 2017, 10:06 AM
Malcolm Young, dead at 64.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 18, 2017, 04:39 PM
Hasn’t been healthy for a while but man that still sucks.  AC/DC is up there with the Stones for me. 😑
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on November 20, 2017, 01:15 PM
Charles Manson died at 83. Sad day for weirdos and women who fall in love with convicted psychos.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Rob on November 20, 2017, 05:00 PM
Dude was straight up insane, and a straight up murderer.  I can't believe how much attention we still give to him, hopefully it ends now.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on November 20, 2017, 07:25 PM
Mel Tillis and Della Reese inventor of Reese's pieces.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Diddly on November 22, 2017, 12:12 AM
David Cassidy (http://ew.com/tv/2017/11/21/david-cassidy-dead-partridge-family-star-dies/)
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 22, 2017, 12:35 AM
Looks like a lotta folk bailing before years end.  It has been pretty ****** so far.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Scockery on November 25, 2017, 08:30 PM
Rance Howard, actor father of Ron Howard
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/rance-howard-actor-and-father-of-director-ron-howard-dead-at-89/ar-BBFDRNJ
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Nicklab on November 26, 2017, 02:32 PM
Rance Howard, actor father of Ron Howard
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/rance-howard-actor-and-father-of-director-ron-howard-dead-at-89/ar-BBFDRNJ

Bummer.  I like the way that Ron Howard was always able to work his father into his films.  It never seemed forced, and it would usually work really well.

I wonder if Rance managed to find his way into SOLO?
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 26, 2017, 10:49 PM
He was great in Babylon 5 as Captain Sheridan's father.
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: McMetal on November 27, 2017, 08:53 AM
He was great in Babylon 5 as Captain Sheridan's father.

YOU ARE 100% CORRECT!

For me, that will always be his most memorable role...great example of there being no small parts, only small actors.  :D
Title: Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 1, 2017, 01:11 PM
Jim Neighbors.