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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:17 am 
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Deon Estus, bassist for Wham!, has died

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Deon Estus, a singer and musician who played bass guitar for the '80s pop group Wham!, has died, according to a post on his Twitter page.

He was 65.


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Gary Paulsen, Writer of YA Hatchet Novels, Dies at 82
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Author and wilderness advocate Gary Paulsen, best known for writing young adult literature including the Hatchet novel series, has passed away. Publisher's Weekly brings word of Paulsen's death, revealing that he died in the morning of Wednesday, October 13, Paulsen was 82. In a tweet, they wrote: "Three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen, known for his wilderness adventure novels for children such as 'Hatchet,' died this morning at age 82." No further details about Paulsen's death were announced. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, and three children, Michael Paulsen, Paulette Paulsen, and Bill Paulsen.

Best known for featuring nature, wilderness, survival training, and coming of age-style narratives within his stories, Paulsen's 1986 Newbery Medal winning book Hatchet quickly became a favorite for young readers and remains a staple in that category. Its success would spawn a series, known as Brian's saga, which would see four more novels be published within it including The River in 1991, Brian's Winter in 1996, Brian's Return in 1999 and Brian's Hunt in 2003.
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Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19. He was 84.

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After the Monday morning announcement of Colin Powell's death, some people and outlets were laudatory. Others tried to offer an assessment of the man and his career, both the good and the bad. Donald Trump, of course, is utterly lacking in class, and cannot let a grudge go, even when it's against the recently deceased. The former president said snotty things after the death of John McCain, who had dared to be critical. And, true to form, Trump also said snotty things after the death of Powell, who had also dared to be critical.

Here are Trump's exact words, relayed by one of the statements he releases on a regular basis:

    Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!

Hey, if you end on a positive note, that's all that matters, right?

Trump saying snotty things was barely of interest while he was president, and it's of even less interest now. Politico's Jack Shafer observes, Trump used to be able to lob all manner of slings and grenades, big and small, when he had a Twitter account. Now that he's been booted from the platform, his only option is to drop nuclear bombs via released statement, and hope that they are repeated in news stories about "what Trump said today." One problem with this is that it's a tough way to get attention, since Trump has to keep topping himself. Another problem is that it's definitely not going to help persuade social media companies to restore his access.

Then, there's the minor, but very interesting question: What on earth are they going to do, security-wise, when he finally does shuffle off this mortal coil and is six feet under? There are literally millions of people who would love a shot to literally piss on his grave, or otherwise deface it, and who presumably wouldn't be shy about doing it. Will there have to be a 24-hour guard? Bars around the site, as with James Monroe's grave? Some sort of indoor tomb/sarcophagus? Usually, the need for strict security ends with a former president's demise, but that's not going to be true in this case. Heck, his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been pooped on by dogs, vandalized countless times, and damaged to the point of requiring replacement at least three times. And that's just a cheesy tourist attraction.


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After the Monday morning announcement of Colin Powell's death, some people and outlets were laudatory. Others tried to offer an assessment of the man and his career, both the good and the bad. Donald Trump, of course, is utterly lacking in class, and cannot let a grudge go, even when it's against the recently deceased. The former president said snotty things after the death of John McCain, who had dared to be critical. And, true to form, Trump also said snotty things after the death of Powell, who had also dared to be critical.

Here are Trump's exact words, relayed by one of the statements he releases on a regular basis:

    Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!

Hey, if you end on a positive note, that's all that matters, right?

Trump saying snotty things was barely of interest while he was president, and it's of even less interest now. Politico's Jack Shafer observes, Trump used to be able to lob all manner of slings and grenades, big and small, when he had a Twitter account. Now that he's been booted from the platform, his only option is to drop nuclear bombs via released statement, and hope that they are repeated in news stories about "what Trump said today." One problem with this is that it's a tough way to get attention, since Trump has to keep topping himself. Another problem is that it's definitely not going to help persuade social media companies to restore his access.

Then, there's the minor, but very interesting question: What on earth are they going to do, security-wise, when he finally does shuffle off this mortal coil and is six feet under? There are literally millions of people who would love a shot to literally piss on his grave, or otherwise deface it, and who presumably wouldn't be shy about doing it. Will there have to be a 24-hour guard? Bars around the site, as with James Monroe's grave? Some sort of indoor tomb/sarcophagus? Usually, the need for strict security ends with a former president's demise, but that's not going to be true in this case. Heck, his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been pooped on by dogs, vandalized countless times, and damaged to the point of requiring replacement at least three times. And that's just a cheesy tourist attraction.


But after all that being said, he'll probably be President again.


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James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' has died

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(CNN) James Michael Tyler, best known as the coffee shop manager Gunther on the hit show "Friends," died peacefully at his home on Sunday, according to his representative Toni Benson. He was 59.

"The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh "Friend"), from the hit series Friends, but Michael's loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband," Benson's statement read.

Tyler passed away at his Los Angeles home Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2018, according to Benson.

"Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life," the statement read.

The actor was best known for playing Gunther, the manager of the Central Perk coffee shop, and Rachel's admirer on the iconic 90s TV show for 10 seasons, but he was in numerous other titles including "Scrubs," "Modern Music," and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."

"Warner Bros. Television mourns the loss of James Michael Tyler, a beloved actor and integral part of our FRIENDS family," the "Friends" Twitter account tweeted. "Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and fans."

Tyler first revealed he was battling Stage 4 prostate cancer in June, when he spoke to the NBC's Today Show and said doctors discovered his cancer during a routine physical when he was 56.

The cancer had spread to his bones, he said, leaving him unable to walk. He was treated with hormone therapy.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and the second-biggest cause of cancer death for men in the United States, according to the Mayo Clinic. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, others are aggressive and can spread quickly.


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Jay Black, lead singer of pop group The Americans, dies at 82

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Jay Black, lead singer for the 1960s pop group Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82.

The band announced the singer's death in a statement posted to Facebook on Saturday.

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Mort Sahl, revolutionary comic who influenced comedians from Lenny Bruce to Dave Chappelle, dies

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Mort Sahl, who revolutionized stand-up comedy in the mid-1950s with his insightful political and social satire, has died at his home in Mill Valley, California, at 94.

Sahl, whose on- and off-stage preoccupation with a conspiracy theory on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy slowed his career in the late 1960s, died Tuesday, a family friend overseeing his affairs told the New York Times.

At a time when brash comics in suits and tuxedos typically were telling jokes about their wives and mothers-in-law, Sahl shattered the stand-up stereotype, beginning at the hungry i, a small, brick-walled basement club in San Francisco’s North Beach district.

Wearing a V-neck sweater and an open-collared shirt — and clutching a rolled-up newspaper — the dark-haired USC graduate with hooded eyes and a wolfish grin fearlessly zeroed in on Cold War-era targets such as President Eisenhower, Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee.

His casual, conversational style would influence a generation of comedians, from Lenny Bruce to Dave Chappelle.

much more here :arrow: https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2021-10-26/mort-sahl-dead

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Pat Martino, Philly jazz guitar great, has died

Mr. Martino, who lived in the South Philly house he grew up in, performed for more than six decades.


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Pat Martino, 77, the renowned and influential Philadelphia jazz guitarist known for the fluidity and speed of his impeccable playing throughout a six-decade career and who relearned how to play guitar after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1980, has died.

Mr. Martino, who was born Patrick Azzara, died Monday after a long illness in the same South Philly rowhouse where he grew up, his longtime manager Joseph Donofrio said.

The guitarist had been suffering from chronic respiratory disorder since 2018, Donofrio said. Mr. Martino had been breathing with the assistance of oxygen and unable to play the guitar since finishing a 2018 tour in Italy.

The jazz world mourned Mr. Martino’s passing. Philadelphia guitarist Kevin Eubanks called him “a great inspiration” and a “beautiful guitarist” on Twitter. “Thanks for all the beauty you shared.” Center City venue Chris’ Jazz Cafe posted on Twitter that Mr. Martino, who frequently played the venue, was “a beloved member of our jazz family. We will miss him and the beautiful music he brought to the club.”

“He changed the way you play the guitar,” said Philadelphia jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, who toured with Mr. Martino and played with him and drummer Billy Hart on the 2001 album Live at Yoshi’s. “He took his influences like Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell and people like that and he just made his own way of playing. He and George Benson are the most influential guitarists.”

On Mr. Martino’s albums like El Hombre, recorded with organist Trudi Pitts in 1967 when he was 22, through Formidable, released 50 years later in 2017, “nobody played like that,” DeFrancesco said, speaking from his home in Arizona. “His playing was very clean and clear, and at the same time he swung. He had the grease on his playing. He was very special.” Along with Montgomery (who was a major influence on Martino), Burrell, Benson, and Grant Green, Mr. Martino “is one of the top five guitarists of all time,” DeFrancesco said.

Mr. Martino was a prodigy who studied with renowned Philadelphia music educator Dennis Sandole, who also taught John Coltrane, whom Martino was friendly with. As a teen he played music with South Philly friends like drummer and pop star Bobby Rydell and moved from South Philly to Harlem when he was 15 to play with his heroes.

“He had perfect pitch,” said John Mulhern, a student of Mr. Martino’s and a friend for nearly 50 years. “He had a gift.”

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sorry for your loss, ghost.
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OMG Gray I just saw this my heart goes out to you and yours she obviously was a great person...I will pray for all through my tears of sorrow... :cry:


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Very sorry to hear Ghost. You will be in my thoughts.

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So sad to hear of your loss Ghost .
My thoughts are with you .


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My pouring feelings of sympathy, amigo Ghost, be well...

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UB40 founding member Astro dies following short illness at age 64

British vocalist and founding member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died after a short illness, his current band confirmed.

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Another of the band's founding members, Brian Travers, died of cancer in August at the age of 62.

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Moody Blues co-founder, drummer Graeme Edge, dies at 80

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One by one, they go. Growing old means you hear more and more about death of people you love. It never stops.
Moody Blues was a big part of my life.
RIP, Mr. Edge. You made the World a better place.
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