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Well, I suppose now he really "know[s] what it's like to be dead". :twisted:
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I had the same thought, but,somehow, I didn't feel like posting it...
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I felt a bit guilty about it it, too - but it had to be said.
yeah, I guess someone had to say it.


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Richard Williams, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator, dies at 86

Richard passed away at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced. Richard Williams was born on March 19, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Richard Edmund Williams. He is known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), A Lecture on Man (1962) and The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) to name a few. Williams also animated the title sequences for the 1970s comedy classics The Return Of The Pink Panther and The Pink Panther Strikes Again, and worked on Casino Royale.

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David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, dies

Speak up, I can't hear ya over the noise. People are having a huge party because one of the Koch brothers died...

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Speak up, I can't hear ya over the noise. People are having a huge party because one of the Koch brothers died...

Sorry about that, I think I have everything under control now... :smoke:


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Ah yes, politics these days. People are happy to see someone die. I remember it happened with Ted Kennedy also. What a country! (c)Yakoff Smirnoff


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Mythbusters' Jessi Combs dead at 36 after "Horrible Accident" during land-speed record crash

Jessi Combs—vehicle builder, racer, fabricator, TV personality, and all-around automotive legend—was killed on Tuesday in a crash while attempting to break her own land-speed record in southeast Oregon. She was 36.

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The crash occurred as Combs was piloting her jet-powered land-speed car on the Alvord Desert, a dry lake bed where several land-speed records have been set. According to local reports, the crash happened shortly after 4pm local time.

Combs held the title of "fastest woman on four wheels" after setting a record of 398 mph in her jet-powered North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013. More recently, she had piloted that same car to 483.227 mph in a single shakedown run in October 2018, though that run ended prematurely with mechanical troubles. (Governing bodies require two back-to-back runs in opposite directions to set an official speed record.)

Combs was a legend in the automotive world. Trained in fabrication and hot-rod building at WyoTech, she soon made her way to automotive television. Combs was a host, builder, and technical expert on shows like Xtreme 4x4, Overhaulin', Truck U, and Two Guys Garage. She brought about Velocity channel's All Girls Garage, and was a host and builder on a season of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters.

When not on camera, Combs competed in a wide variety of racing venues. She was the first woman to place at Ultra4's King of the Hammers; she took home a Class 10 podium finish at the Baja 1000; and she ran in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, an all-women rally race. She was even the first woman to compete in The Race of Gentlemen, racing a twin-engine 1913 Ford Model T.

Combs joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger team as driver in 2013. Her goal was to pilot the car (built from a decommissioned fighter jet) beyond 512 mph, the record for Fastest Woman on Earth, set in 1976 by Kitty O'Neil.

Combs' team member Terry Madden confirmed her death in an Instagram post this morning.

Jessi Combs will be remembered as a fearless competitor, a master fabricator, an advocate for women in motorsports and the car community, and a constant positive presence in motorsports and media. Our condolences go out to her family, her friends, her teammates, and her fans worldwide.

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New Zealand acting legend Ray Henwood has died
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Dai Henwood paid tribute to his father Ray Henwood on Monday night, writing: "You passed away early this morning and it hurt. Mum, Jo, Charlie, Lucy and I love you to the stars where you belong."

New Zealand actor Ray Henwood has died.

Circa Theatre in Wellington confirmed on Monday that Henwood had died aged 82.

The actor spent a lifetime inhabiting the lives of others in a world of make believe. He had played Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Dylan Thomas and Winston Churchill, to name but a few.

Henwood is the father of NZ comedian, Dai Henwood. Dai said his dad died early on Monday morning in a touching post on Instagram on Monday evening. Dai wrote:

"I miss you Dad, you were proud of me and that mattered a lot. Thanks for everything you know or might not know you did. You passed away early this morning and it hurt. Mum, Jo, Charlie, Lucy and I love you to the stars where you belong. Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane. (A mighty Totara has fallen in the forest of Tane Mahuta)."

Born Charles Raymond Henwood in Swansea, Wales in 1937, Henwood got the acting bug at a young age when he performed in plays at his church and school.

Speaking to Stuff in 2016, Henwood said that acting was "a real communication for me. The best feeling is when you can hear people listening. That real silence of listening is a heady feeling."

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Comedian/show host Dai Henwood (right) and his father, actor Ray Henwood (Left)

After graduating university with a degree in Chemistry, Henwood emigrated to Wellington where he started out teaching maths and science at Mana College in Porirua while performing in amateur productions.

By the end of the 60s he was appearing in commercials, becoming a household face as the "Moro Man."

But he made his name as Hugh in the homegrown sitcom Gliding On, written by eminent playwright Roger Hall, which aired for five seasons in the 1980s.

Henwood was also a renowned theatre actor and was instrumental in establishing Circa Theatre, where he performed many of his most iconic roles, in 1976.

He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2006.

Henwood is survived by his wife, Carolyn, a retired district court judge and arts patron, son Dai, and his grandchildren.

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David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, dies
Speak up, I can't hear ya over the noise. People are having a huge party because one of the Koch brothers died...
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James Leavelle the detective handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald after JFK's assassination has died. He was only 99.

I'm thinking 'You mean all this time that sum-bitch was still alive?! That's one tough old bird'
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James Leavelle the detective handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald after JFK's assassination has died. He was only 99.

"And right here is where I casually stepped out of the way so Ruby could shoot Oswald...." *points to picture in book*
He looks about as surprised as someone getting handed a bowl of soup at a lunch counter.


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Valerie Harper, Emmy-winning 'Rhoda' star, dead at 80

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Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95
17:53, September 6th, 2019.

Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95.

His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe's death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an "icon of liberation", He did not provide details.

Mugabe, who took power after white minority rule ended in 1980, blamed Zimbabwe's economic problems on international sanctions and once said he wanted to rule for life. But growing discontent about the southern African country's fractured leadership and other problems prompted a military intervention, impeachment proceedings by the parliament and large street demonstrations for his removal.

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Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had been unwell for sometime.

The announcement of Mugabe's November 21, 2017 resignation after he initially ignored escalating calls to quit triggered wild celebrations in the streets of the capital, Harare. Well into the night, cars honked and people danced and sang in a spectacle of free expression that would have been impossible during his years in power and reflected hopes for a better future.

On February 21, 2018, Mugabe marked his first birthday since his resignation in near solitude, far from the lavish affair of past years. While the government that removed him with military assistance had declared his birthday as a national holiday, his successor and former deputy Mnangagwa did not mention him in a televised speech on the day.

Mugabe's decline in his last years as president was partly linked to the political ambitions of his wife, Grace, a brash, divisive figure whose ruling party faction eventually lost out in a power struggle with supporters of Mnangagwa, who was close to the military.

Despite Zimbabwe's decline during his rule, Mugabe remained defiant, railing against the West for what he called its neo-colonialist attitude and urging Africans to take control of their resources, a populist message that was often a hit even as many nations on the continent shed the strongman model and moved toward democracy.

Mugabe enjoyed acceptance among peers in Africa who chose not to judge him in the same way as Britain, the United States and other Western detractors. Toward the end of his rule, he served as rotating chairman of the 54-nation African Union and the 15-nation Southern African Development Community; his criticism of the International Criminal Court was welcomed by regional leaders who also thought it was being unfairly used to target Africans.

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Spry in his impeccably tailored suits, Mugabe as leader maintained a schedule of events and international travel that defied his advancing age.

"They are the ones who say they gave Christianity to Africa," Mugabe said of the West during a visit to South Africa. "We say: 'We came, we saw and we were conquered'."

Spry in his impeccably tailored suits, Mugabe as leader maintained a schedule of events and international travel that defied his advancing age, though signs of weariness mounted toward the end. He fell after stepping off a plane in Zimbabwe, read the wrong speech at the opening of parliament and appeared to be dozing during a news conference in Japan. However, his longevity and frequently dashed rumours of ill health delighted supporters and infuriated opponents who had sardonically predicted he would live forever.

"Do you want me to punch you to the floor to realise I am still there?" Mugabe told an interviewer from state television who asked him in early 2016 about retirement plans.

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Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace pose for a photo after a press conference at their residence in Harare in 2018.

After independence, Mugabe reached out to whites after a long war between black guerrillas and the white rulers of Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was known. He stressed education and built new schools. Tourism and mining flourished and Zimbabwe was a regional breadbasket.

However, a brutal military campaign waged against an uprising in western Matabeleland province that ended in 1987 augured a bitter turn in Zimbabwe's fortunes. As the years went by, Mugabe was widely accused of hanging onto power through violence and vote fraud, notably in a 2008 election that led to a troubled coalition government after regional mediators intervened.

"I have many degrees in violence," Mugabe once boasted on a campaign trail, raising his fist. "You see this fist, it can smash your face."

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Robert Mugabe addresses people at an event before the closure of his party's 16th Annual Peoples Conference in Masvingo, south of the capital Harare in 2016.

Mugabe was re-elected in 2013 in another election marred by alleged irregularities, though he dismissed his critics as sore losers.

Amid the political turmoil, the economy of Zimbabwe, traditionally rich in agriculture and minerals, was deteriorating. Factories were closing, unemployment was rising and the country abandoned its currency for the US dollar in 2009 because of hyperinflation.

The economic problems are often traced to the violent seizures of thousands of white-owned farms that began around 2000. Land reform was supposed to take much of the country's most fertile land - owned by about 4500 white descendants of mainly British and South African colonial-era settlers - and redistribute it to poor blacks. Instead, Mugabe gave prime farms to ruling party leaders, party loyalists, security chiefs, relatives and cronies.

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Robert Mugabe lights a flame at celebrations to mark 32 years of independence of Zimbabwe in 2012.

Mugabe was born in Zvimba, 60 kilometres west of the capital of Harare. As a child, he tended his grandfather's cattle and goats, fished for bream in muddy water holes, played football and "boxed a lot," as he recalled later.

Mugabe lacked the easy charisma of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and contemporary who became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after reconciling with its former white rulers. But he drew admirers in some quarters for taking a hard line with the West, and he could be disarming despite his sometimes harsh demeanour.

"The gift of politicians is never to stop speaking until the people say, 'Ah, we are tired'," he said at a 2015 news conference. "You are now tired. I say thank you."


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