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RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - bobdizole - 03-25-2021 03:00 PM

Houston Tumlin dead of suicide at 28. He was Walker Bobby in Talladega Nights. Never was in another acting role and joined the military. He suffered from PTSD








RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 03-29-2021 01:17 PM

Quote:Former college, Colts coach Howard Schnellenberger (March 16, 1934 – March 27, 2021) dies at 87


Coaching great Howard Schnellenberger has died at the age of 87, Florida Atlantic University announced on Saturday.

Forever Grateful.
Forever an Owl. pic.twitter.com/SkqUlhOOnO

— #WinningInParadise (@FAUAthletics) March 27, 2021

Schnellenberger held head coaching positions with the Baltimore Colts and in college for the University of Miami, University of Oklahoma, University of Louisville, and Florida Atlantic University. He won a national championship with Miami in 1983.

Schnellenberger was an assistant coach at the college and pro levels, starting his NFL coaching career with the Los Angeles Rams before joining Don Shula in Miami in 1970. He was the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins during the undefeated, Super Bowl-winning 1972 season. Schnellenberger had two stops with the Dolphins sandwiched between a short stint with the Colts as head coach that ended three games into his second season after going 4-13.

He is also recruited Joe Namath to Alabama for Bear Bryant in 1961.

Schnellenberger succeeded John Sandusky as head coach of the Baltimore Colts on Feb. 14, 1973. The Colts went 4–10–0 in his one full season but managed to upset the defending Super Bowl champion Dolphins towards the end of the 1973 season. He was fired three games into the next season.

The highlight of Schnellenberger’s career was turning a dormant Hurricanes program that averaged just more than four wins a year from 1970-78 under six different coaches into a national power, leading the school to its first national championship in 1983, five years after he arrived. I remember Miami after the Hurricanes beat the Cornhuskers in the 1984 Orange Bowl 31-30. “No one at the university wanted much to do with the football program when we got there, so we did a lot of things there were innovative and different,” Schnellenberger once said. He was an amazing Coach.

In 1979, Schnellenberger moved a bit south, leaving Shula’s staff to become head coach at the University of Miami, and changed the perception of college football in Coral Gables forever.

Schnellenberger’s first signature win at Miami came in his first season when the Hurricanes, led by quarterback Kelly, upset Penn State on the road. After going 5-6 that season, the program took off. The 1983 season started with a loss at Florida and ended with 11 consecutive wins and the hallmark victory of Schnellenberger’s career, a 31-30 victory over No. 1 Nebraska in the Orange Bowl, that vaulted UM from No. 5 entering the game to national champions.

Bobby Bowden once said Schnellenberger would tell people he patterned his program after the way Bowden built the Florida State Seminoles. But “then he beat us and won the national championship,” Bowden said. “I always thought he showed us the way.”

Schnellenberger played with Paul Hornung, played for Bear Bryant, worked for Don Shula, recruited Joe Namath and coached Bob Griese, Mark Richt, Vinny Testeverde, and Jim Kelly. He spent 47 years as a coach, a career that includes 13 years in the NFL, 17 games as a head coach of the Colts and seven seasons as a Dolphins assistant under Shula. What followed was 27 years as a college head coach, where he compiled a 158-151-3 record and is credited for building Miami, Louisville and FAU from various stages.

The Miami Hurricanes honored Schnellenberger through their football Twitter account:

"Without him, there is no Miami Football. Howard Schnellenberger leaves behind a legacy more impactful than he’ll ever know."

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RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - JRsec - 04-08-2021 01:26 AM

G. Gordon Liddy of Watergate and Nixon White House infamy died on March 30, 2021 at the Age of 90. He once claimed to sing the Horst Wessel while shaving every morning. He was quite a character. The older guys will know who he was.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - DavidSt - 04-08-2021 09:39 PM

Actress Gloria Henry, Dead At 98

She played Alice Mitchell, the mother of Dennis Mitchell, in the classic tv show Dennis The Menace.

Actor James Hampton Dead

James Hampton starred in the tv show F-Troop as the bumbling bugler Hannibal Dobbs.


Beverly Cleary dead at 104

Children’s Author Beverly Cleary dead at 104.

Actor Richard Gililand Dead at 71

Richard was on Designing Women and was married to Jean Smart.


James Bond And Harry Potter Actor, Paul Ritter dead

Paul Ritter dead at 54.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - Fort Bend Owl - 04-09-2021 06:30 AM

Prince Philip died overnight. He was 99 - would have been 100 in about 2 months. He and his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated 75 years of marriage last November.

And if you've ever watched The Crown, you can't help but root for the guy. Basically, he's been the First Gentleman of the UK for 69 years.

I wonder if the Queen steps down. She turns 95 later this month. Her mom (the Queen Mum) lived to be 101 so she's probably got a few years left, but maybe it's time to give someone else a turn? Plus it would be interesting to see if Prince Charles would be named King or if they would somehow pass him over for his eldest son, Prince George.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - BobcatEngineer - 04-09-2021 01:22 PM

DMX dead at 50.

Quote:Earl Simmons, the rapper better known as DMX, died on Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, one week after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” his family said in a statement. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”









RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - Redwingtom - 04-14-2021 08:44 AM

Bernie Madoff has reportedly died, in federal prison.

That's unfortunate.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 04-16-2021 09:36 AM

(04-14-2021 08:44 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Bernie Madoff has reportedly died, in federal prison.

That's unfortunate.

Gee, all his money that he stole didn't help him.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 04-16-2021 09:49 AM

Norman Russell "Rusty" Young (February 23, 1946 – April 14, 2021) was an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, best known as one of the frontmen in the influential country rock and Americana band Poco.

A virtuoso on pedal steel guitar, he was celebrated for the ability to get a Hammond B3 organ sound out of the instrument by playing it through a Leslie speaker cabinet and as an innovator of producing other rock sounds from the instrument.

Young is best known for writing the Poco songs "Rose of Cimarron" and "Crazy Love". In 2013, Young was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.


Used to be where you heard that song on the radio almost every day. Good times.

Artist: Poco
Album: Legend
Song: "Crazy Love"
1978 ABC Records







Quote:"Crazy Love" is a 1979 hit single for the country rock group Poco introduced on the 1978 album Legend; written by founding group member Rusty Young, "Crazy Love" was the first single by Poco to reach the Top 40 and remained the group's biggest hit with especial impact as an Adult Contemporary hit being ranked by Billboard Magazine as the #1 Adult Contemporary hit for the year 1979.

In 2012, Young would thus recall his writing "Crazy Love": "I was living in Los Angeles, working on my house one day," said Young. "I was paneling a wall and looking out over the valley in L.A. and the chorus came into my head. I always had a guitar close at hand. It took about thirty minutes to write that song, because it was all there. It was kind of a gift." Young added that the "'Ooh, ooh, Ahhhh haaa' part" of the chorus was a stopgap he intended to replace with formal lyrics but the musicians who first backed Young on the song told him: "Don't do that, that's the way it's supposed to be."

In a July 17, 2011, broadcast of the Original 70s Soundtrack on urockradio.net, Young would say of his writing "Crazy Love": "for the first big hit - the only really huge hit Poco had - [to be] a song that I wrote and sang is pretty ironic" - "When the band started all I did was [play] steel guitar and banjo and dobro and that kind of stuff: I was the instrumentalist in the band - I didn't sing and I didn't write....But I've always said that with the band what happened is that as people have left the band it's left room for others to grow. I had great teachers: Richie Furay; Neil [Young] and Stephen Stills [of Buffalo Springfield] were around in the beginning [and] I could listen to them writing songs, working on songs and how they did it. Jimmy [Messina] taught me really a lot about the whole recording process and writing poems. I just had these great teachers that I was around."



RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 04-16-2021 10:22 AM

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Jack Minker, Founding Chair of Computer Science, Human Rights Activist, Dies

Quote:Jack Minker (July 4, 1927 – April 9, 2021) was a leading authority in artificial intelligence, deductive databases, logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. He was also an internationally recognized leader in the field of human rights of computer scientists. He was an Emeritus Professor in the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, which is part of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

Minker was born on the fourth of July, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in 1949, Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1950, and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959.

Minker started his career in industry in 1951, working at the Bell Aircraft Corporation, RCA, and the Auerbach Corporation. He joined the University of Maryland in 1967, becoming Professor of Computer Science in 1971 and the first chair of the department in 1974. He became Professor Emeritus in 1998.

Minker was one of the founders of the area of deductive databases and disjunctive logic programming. He has made important contributions to semantic query optimization and to cooperative and informative answers for deductive databases. He has also developed a theoretical basis for disjunctive databases and disjunctive logic programs, developing the Generalized Closed World Assumption (GCWA).

Minker has over 150 refereed publications and has edited or co-edited five books on deductive databases, logic programming, and the use of logic in artificial intelligence. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming.

Minker has been Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Concerned Scientists since 1973, and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights (CSFHR) of the Association for Computing Machinery from 1980 to 1989. He led the struggle for the release of Anatoly Shcharansky and Alexander Lerner from the Communists of the Soviet Union. He also campaigned on behalf of Andrei Sakharov and his wife, Yelena Bonner. His memoir, Scientific Freedom & Human Rights: Scientists of Conscience During the Cold War, was published in 2012 by IEEE Computer Society Press. His former doctoral students include Terry Gaasterland.



RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - DavidSt - 04-18-2021 06:49 AM

Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on The Addams Family, Dead At 84



Felix also played Twiki the robot on the Buck Rogers tv show starring Gil Gerard.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - JRsec - 04-19-2021 10:29 PM

Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away today at the age of 93. He was a Democrat from Minnesota and a man from an era when parties did work together across the aisles. RIP Vice President Mondale. He had lost his wife Joan in 2014.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - Owl 69/70/75 - 04-20-2021 07:08 AM

(04-19-2021 10:29 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away today at the age of 93. He was a Democrat from Minnesota and a man from an era when parties did work together across the aisles. RIP Vice President Mondale. He had lost his wife Joan in 2014.

RIP indeed. Just thinking back, there was a time when he was considered the extreme left wing of the democrats. So-called "moderate" Jimmy Carter put him on the ticket to appeal to the far left of the party. Today he'd be considered center-left to moderate. That's a pretty clear indicator of how far democrat extremism has run.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 04-21-2021 10:33 AM

You know him...maybe not by his name, but yes, you surely do:

Jim Steinman (November 1, 1947 – April 19, 2021) was an American composer, lyricist, record producer.
He helped write and produce:
Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell (which is one of the best selling albums of all time)
and Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell,
and produced albums for Bonnie Tyler. His most successful chart singles include Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart",
Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All",
Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)",
The Sisters of Mercy's "This Corrosion" and "More", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep",
Celine Dion's cover of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (originally released by Steinman's project Pandora's Box)
and Boyzone's "No Matter What" (the group's first and only single to be popular and chart in the US, and for which Steinman only wrote the lyrics).
Steinman's only solo album Bad for Good was released in 1981.

Jim Steinman's work also extended to musical theater, where he began his career. Steinman was credited with the book, music, and lyrics for Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, as well as lyrics for Whistle Down the Wind, and music for Tanz der Vampire.

Jim Steinman, best known for writing hit songs for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and more, dead at 73


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - Eldonabe - 04-21-2021 10:43 AM

(04-19-2021 10:29 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away today at the age of 93. He was a Democrat from Minnesota and a man from an era when parties did work together across the aisles. RIP Vice President Mondale. He had lost his wife Joan in 2014.

Wasn't also the recipient of the biggest arse whoopin' in presidential election history?


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 04-21-2021 10:43 AM

This is what a Real hero looks like:

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Hubert Faure (28 May 1914 – 17 April 2021) 106, French soldier and World War II hero (Operation Overlord which was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II), Grand Croix of the Legion of Honour recipient (the medal is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil). He was a member of the Kieffer commandos.

link: Hubert Faure, French WWII commando who took part in Normandy landings, dies at 106


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 04-21-2021 11:01 AM

Hester Ford (nee McCardell; born August 15, 1905 — April 17, 2021) was the oldest verified living American and fourth oldest verified living person in the world. She was born on August 15, 1905 (though sources also indicate the year prior) in Lancaster, South Carolina. She grew up on a farm in Lancaster County, South Carolina. On March 12, 1921, she married steel worker John Ford and gave birth to their first child in the next year. They went on to have 12 children and sold their farm in 1953, moving to Charlotte, North Carolina. In Myers Park, Ford worked as a nanny for several families. Her husband passed away in 1963, at age 57. She continues to live in their house and has remained in the Macedonia Baptist Church for more than 70 years. According to reports, Ford had 68 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren, and more than 120 great-great-grandchildren.

Ford was never hospitalized before 2013 (aged 108), when she took a fall, after which numerous of her descendants joined her in her home. She was still able to walk, talk and feed herself but had suffered from hearing problems and dementia. In 2017, WBTV posted a video of Ford reciting the bible verse Psalm 23 from memory. The post gained more than 6 million views.




Following the death of supercentenarian Alelia Murphy on November 23, 2019, Ford became the oldest living American. In July 2020, she also joined the list of the twenty oldest-living Americans ever and at her death was the fourth oldest verified living people in the world. Her birthday annually gained a lot of news coverage, with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners officially declaring September 1 as Hester Ford day in 2020.




...and that's the way you do it. Good job, Hester, R.I.P....you've earned it.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - DavidSt - 04-23-2021 05:00 AM

Rapper Shock G of Digital Underground Who Helped Launched Tupac, Dead at 57







RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - DavidSt - 04-23-2021 05:15 AM

Former Bay City Rollers Singer, Les McKeown, Dead At 62






RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - CliftonAve - 04-23-2021 12:14 PM

Sadly, former Chicago Bear and WCW wrestler Steve “Mongo” McMichael is not faring well and will likely depart us in the near future.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/bears/ct-prem-chicago-bears-steve-mcmichael-als-20210423-okfosu3f7ffzpcn6d4lja62cw4-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true