Blog Posts - Obituaries

Darrell Ward Dies In Plane Crash: ‘Ice Road Truckers’ Driver Was 52

ICE ROAD TRUCKERS is a reality tv show which means it’s scripted and probably filled up with would be, wanna be actors. The same for ICE ROAD TRUCKERS on the HISTORY CHANNEL although you gotta be pretty dense to want to ride those frozen roads...
by The Politics of Everything on Aug 30, 2016


“Always post your best selfies on Facebook or Instagram, otherwise you never know what kind of picture will end up on your obituary.”  ~M   *I know this is a horrible thing to say, but the thought did recently cross … Continue rea...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Jun 9, 2016

Leggo – sul quotidiano torinese “La Stampa” di oggi – che negli USA dilaga la moda dei “self-written obituaries”, vale a dire dei necrologi scritti dal “caro estinto” (lapalissianamente, “quando e...
by Aneddotica Magazine on Mar 27, 2016

RIP Wes Craven: 1939-2015

I always find it sad when certain celebrities die, despite having no connection to them beyond enjoying the work they've produced. Or, these days, maybe a brief social media interaction, if you're lucky. Lots of people I admire die every year, but oc...
by Dan's Media Digest on Aug 31, 2015

RIP - British actor Christopher Lee passes away aged 93

Screen legend famous for roles in Count Dracula, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problemsFor many, Sir Christopher Lee will be remembered best for Hammer Horror, the genre that helped him first a...
by CHRISTIAN WARRIOR on Jun 11, 2015

Terry, we'll miss you: Quotes, Quips, and Courage

Terry Pratchett, April 2, 1948 – March 12, 2015Terry Pratchett is dead at the age of 66. He produced 60 books, and was the fourth most read author in the UK (seventh in the US).But even with his long career, (celebrated with a knighthood), Terry Pr...

RIP Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

I had the same birthday as Leonard Nimoy; 26 March. This was the source of great excitement when I was a young boy, growing up watching repeats of Star Trek, as I thought we perhaps share things in common as a result. As crazy as it sounds now, it wa...
by Dan's Media Digest on Feb 28, 2015

Bert Crane

I am hearing news that Bert Crane has died, which is not unexpected but nonetheless very upsetting. Yes, he was looking quite frail the last time I saw him, but then he was apparently not expected to live very long when he left the forces yet managed...
by Skuds' Sister's Brother on Feb 10, 2015

Art Messer dead at 65

Local artist succumbs to cancerWe're very sorry to report the death last week of Art Messer, a Madison Park artist known both for his cheerful, colorful paintings and for his outsize personality.  He was a regular fixture on the neighborhood sce...
by Madison Park Blogger on Nov 21, 2014

Galway Kinnell, Poet: Dead at 87

Photo: NY TimesOn Tuesday, October 27 Galway Kinnell died of leukemia at his home in Sheffield, Vt. He was 87 years old.Galway Kinnell was one of the great American poets. He won both a Pulitzer and a National Book Award for his poetry, and should, i...

A letter to people that email us

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by Sounds Good To Me Too on Sep 7, 2014

RIP Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Another comedy great has left the stage, and this one hurts deep because Robin Williams was still bringing a lot of fun and entertainment to the world at the age of 63, and it appears he chose to commit suicide after an intense period of depression (...
by Dan's Media Digest on Aug 12, 2014

Joshu Sasaki, a Zen Master Tarnished by Abuse Claims, Dies at 107

Mr. Sasaki was one of the most influential and charismatic Zen masters in America but a tide of sex-abuse allegations emerged to cast his character and his legacy in a harsh light.
by Eastasianews on Aug 4, 2014

Zohra Sehgal, Beloved and Prolific Indian Actress, Dies at 102

Ms. Sehgal was also a dancer and choreographer who continued making movies into her 90s.
by Eastasianews on Jul 14, 2014

Zohra Sehgal, 102, Beloved and Prolific Indian Actress, Dies

Ms. Sehgal was also a dancer and choreographer who continued making movies into her 90s.
by Eastasianews on Jul 11, 2014

David Truong, Figure in U.S. Wiretap Case, Dies at 68

His conviction on espionage charges in 1978 raised alarms about the federal government’s use of wiretaps without court orders and spurred passage of the 1978 Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act.
by Eastasianews on Jul 8, 2014

RIP Rik Mayall (1958-2014)

Tragic news that comedian and writer Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56. I'm not sure how to gauge his global popularity (as that Drop Dead Fred movie killed his attempt at a Hollywood career back in 1991), but I'm sure British comedy exports like...
by Dan's Media Digest on Jun 9, 2014

U Win Tin, Writer Jailed by Myanmar Junta, Dies

Mr. Win Tin, who helped found the political party led by the Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, suffered a harrowing imprisonment.
by Eastasianews on Apr 22, 2014

India Ink: A Farewell to Khushwant Singh, as Well as a Celebration

At the funeral for the author, who died Thursday at the age of 99, many attendees chose to dwell on their happy memories of a man who was known for his acerbic wit and appreciation of earthly pleasures.    ...
by Eastasianews on Mar 21, 2014

Roger Hilsman, Adviser to Kennedy on Vietnam, Dies at 94

Mr. Hilsman angered some military officials who felt they had been bypassed after he helped draft a cable, approved by President John F. Kennedy, giving tacit American support to a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam.  ...
by Eastasianews on Mar 10, 2014

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