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    Journalists

    Jim Angle, an original journalist at Fox News, has died. He was 75. Angle joined the network when it launched in 1996 and was instrumental in establishing the Washington bureau. https://www.foxnews.com/media/fox-news-channel-original-jim-angle
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    The Chequered Flag

    Kevin Olson, a two-time USAC Midget Champion and contributor to publications including Sprint magazine, has died. He was 70. Olson was killed in a car accident on Friday, which would also make him a candidate for the Ironic death thread. https://www.speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/usac/two-time-usac-midget-champion-kevin-olson-70/
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Jerry Chazen, the co-founder and later CEO of Liz Clairborne Inc., has died. He was 94. https://www.wsj.com/articles/liz-claiborne-co-founder-helped-create-a-fashion-star-11644505274
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    Ice Hockey Players

    Merv Dubchak, a career pro minor leaguer who played years with the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL, scoring 72 goals in 70 games with the team in 1965-66, has died. He was 81. https://www.journalgazette.net/blog/ice-chips/20220208/komets-goal-scoring-great-dubchak-dies-at-81
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    Rugby Players

    Johnny Raper, an Australian Hall of Fame rugby player, has died after a long battle with dementia. He was 82. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/09/johnny-raper-rugby-league-immortal-dies-age-82-after-battle-with-dementia
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    Fat And Fearless

    Matthew Ventress aka Destinee Lashaee, the first transgender star of My 600 Lb Life, has died. She was 27. https://www.theashleysrealityroundup.com/2022/02/08/exclusive-destinee-lashae-matthew-ventress-first-transgender-star-of-my-600-lb-life-has-died/
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Ricky Hunter, a Canadian-born, long-time territories wrestler from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, who won several noted regional belts, later winding down his career in the WWF as enhancement talent, has died. He was 85. https://slamwrestling.net/index.php/2022/02/08/gladiator-ricky-hunter-dies/
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    Political Frailty

    Donald Johnston, who served as a member of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's Cabinet in the early 1980s, has died. He was 85. Johnston also became secretary general of the OECD, in 1996. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/former-montreal-area-federal-liberal-minister-donald-johnston-has-died-at-85-1.5771539
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    Art For Death's Sake

    I will see what unfolds. Metro certainly might be worth a shot. I'll get a feel for it in the next day or two, if the death is on anybody's radar. Thanks for the advice.
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    Art For Death's Sake

    Two people have him. I'm one of them. I will be watching closely.
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    Art For Death's Sake

    This doesn't surprise me. The last tweet on his account had been sent out by a family member January 25th, on his behalf. A more recent 'GoFundMe' update indicated he wasn't well enough for video chats.
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Wanda Robson, the sister of the late human rights activist Viola Desmond, has died. She was 95. Desmond adorns the latest incarnation of the Canadian $10 bill. Robson was an activist in her own right. https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/wanda-robson-activist-sister-of-viola-desmond-dies-in-nova-scotia-at-95-1.5771609
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    Vignerons

    Those tragic circumstances may be homicide. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/man-charged-with-murder-after-popular-ontario-wine-maker-found-dead-1.5771535
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Shirley Cuban, the mother of Dallas Mavericks owner and TV personality Mark Cuban, has died. She was 84. His father died 3.5 years ago and is also listed in this thread. https://www.kwtx.com/2022/02/07/shirley-cuban-mother-mavericks-owner-mark-cuban-dies/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=kwtx
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    Aretha Franklin

    They skipped the gunfight this time and went straight to the musical...choir and all.
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    Journalists

    John Vinocur, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and Associated Press before becoming executive editor of The International Herald Tribune, has died. He was 81. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/06/obituaries/john-vinocur-dead.html
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    Aretha Franklin

    Alexander Hamilton, the choir director and arranger on Aretha Franklin's memorable version of Amazing Grace, has died. He was 77. https://variety.com/2022/music/news/alexander-hamilton-dead-dies-amazing-grace-choir-director-remembered-aretha-franklin-1235173096/
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    Academic Footnotes

    Wayne Hankey, a longtime professor at the University of King's College and former Anglican minister accused of multiple historical sex offenses, has died a month before his first trial was set to begin. He was 77. Yep, a man accused of that with the name Mr. Hankey. Make up your own South Park jokes. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/former-halifax-professor-accused-of-historical-sex-abuse-dies-1.6341836
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    Edward Kennedy/Curse of the Kennedys

    Gary DeLaune, the first reporter anywhere to break the news of John F. Kennedy's assassination, has died. https://www.kens5.com/article/entertainment/television/iconic-kens-5-journalist-gary-delaune-dies/273-53c5761e-c51a-4efc-8ff4-a78665946479
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    Bodybuilders

    Yahya Butt, a Pakistani bodybuilder and former three times Mr. Asia and five times Mr Pakistan Olympia, has died. https://www.24newshd.tv/06-Feb-2022/former-asian-champion-bodybuilder-yahya-butt-passes-away-in-lahore
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    Didn't Wake Up This Morning...

    Syl Johnson, a noted American blues and soul singer who had a series of minor hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, has died. He was 85. Johnson was the younger brother of Jimmy Johnson, who died just days ago and whose Deathlist entry is just above. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/02/06/chicago-blues-soul-legend-syl-johnson-dies-at-85/
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    Journalists

    John Honderich, a former publisher and editor of the Toronto Star, has died. He was 75. His father, Beland Honderich, was also a former Toronto Star publisher and former chairman. John Honderich had been with the newspaper for over half a century. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2022/02/05/former-toronto-star-publisher-and-editor-john-honderich-dead-at-75.html
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    Political Frailty

    Leland Christensen, a former member of the Wyoming State Senate and a pick in a few pools because he had COVID-19, has died. He was 62. https://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_news/lummis-mourns-the-passing-of-state-director-leland-christensen/article_005adb27-f731-5c21-be13-e911d80d2df7.html
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    Dying Off The Radar

    Mark M. Orkin, a legal scholar who was Ontario, Canada's oldest practicing lawyer at one point, as well as the author of the humorous 'Canajan, Eh?' books, which list and define noted Canadiana words phonetically, died December 2nd, 2019. He was 102. https://www.hebrewbasicburial.com/ServiceDetails.aspx?sid=4371&fg=1&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Article from August 1st, 2018 that speaks about his legal career: https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/opinion/legal-centenarian-going-strong/275346
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    List Of Dead Commies

    Neil Faulkner, a noted Marxist historian and archaeologist, has died. He was 64. He'd been battling an aggressive form of blood lymphoma for several months. https://anticapitalistresistance.org/neil-faulkner/
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