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    Dead Architects

    Claude Cormier, an award-winning Quebec landscape architect whose projects have revitalized public spaces across North America, has died. He was 63. About four years ago, Cormier was diagnosed with lung cancer, kidney cancer, as well as a rare form of lymphoma. Examples of his work are shown in the obit below. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/claude-cormier-renowned-quebec-landscape-architect-dies-at-63-1.6563370
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Barry Steenkamp, the father of slain South African model Reeva Steenkamp, killed by former Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius, has died. He was 80 https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/reeva-steenkamps-dad-dies-at-the-age-of-80/
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    Internet Celebrities

    Tiago Eugénio, a YouTube 'star' who spent 80 days in a coma following a car crash, has died at age 28. He had 8,000 followers on YT (161,000 on Instagram), which is apparently good enough for a QO. https://metro.co.uk/2023/09/15/tiago-eugenio-dead-car-crash-youtube-influencer-19503658/?ito=socialmetrouktwitter
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    Broadway - "the Great White Way"

    Michael McGrath, who won a 2012 Tony for the musical 'Nice Work if You Can Get It', has died. He was 65. Primarily a stage actor, McGrath also had sporadic TV and movie credits from 2002 to 2021. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/michael-mcgrath-actor-dead-at-65-1235591473/
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    The deaD of 2023

    BBC and This Morning star Maddy Anholt has died. She was 35. Anholt had been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. She died following the birth of her daughter. https://metro.co.uk/2023/09/14/maddy-anholt-dead-bbc-actor-writer-19498792/
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    Neil Currey, a former Mr. Olympia competitor, has died. He was 34. A cause of death has not been made public, but speculation is he died by suicide. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-12515809/Bodybuilder-Neil-Currey-death-34-Mr-Olympia.html
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Dick Hunter, patriarch of the Hunter family of hockey players, Dave, Dale and Mark, has died. He was 87. Hunter's sons combined to play nearly 2,800 NHL games. (With a moniker like that, he could've also been placed in the 'How Long Until We're Dickless' and the 'Not Really Famous, But What a Moniker !' threads.) https://lfpress.com/sports/hockey/pyette-dick-hunter-patriach-of-legendary-hockey-family-dies-at-age-87
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    Kuljeet Kaila, a Vancouver-based broadcaster, most recently with CBC News, has died. She was 46. Kaila had been battling brain cancer. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/broadcaster-kuljeet-kaila-remembered-1.6963120
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    Political Frailty

    Monique Bégin, a former Canadian Cabinet minister in the Pierre Trudeau era and a noted feminist, has died. She was 87. Begin formerly held the national revenue and national health and welfare portfolios. She was an MP from 1972 to 1984, after which she entered the world of academia, becoming the dean of the University of Ottawa's faculty of health sciences in 1990. She was named professor emeritus in 1997. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/feminist-pioneer-monique-bégin-dies-at-87-1.6962053
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    Brett Sawyer, a territories wrestler, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, has died. He was 68 (though some sources indicate he was 63). Sawyer was the brother of Buzz Sawyer, a notorious territories wrestler who died in his 30s. Brett Sawyer was most active from 1981 to 1986. https://www.ringsidenews.com/2023/09/09/brett-wayne-sawyer-passes-away-at-68-years-old/
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    Doctor Doctor

    Dr. Richard Moriarty, a retired pediatrician who helped create the bright green Mr. Yuk sticker that warns kids away from poisonous substances, has died. He was 83. https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/dr-richard-moriarty-helped-create-mr-yuk-poison-103035089
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Pete Barbutti and Jimmie Walker were permanent panelists for the second set of tapings for the late 1980s game show 'The New Liars Club'. They were joined by actor & writer John Barbour (himself now 90 years old) and actress/model Shannon Tweed. The show is currently in repeat syndication in Canada.
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    Peter C. Newman, a prolific Canadian journalist and author who for more than a half-century unearthed revelations while chronicling power brokers on Parliament Hill and in Canadian boardrooms, has died. He was 94. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/obit-journalist-peter-c-newman-1.6959073
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    From Cleric To Relic

    Adam Exner, the Bishop of Kamloops from 1974 to 1982, the Archbishop of Winnipeg from 1982 to 1991 and the Archbishop of Vancouver from 1991 to 2004, has died. He was 94. https://bccatholic.ca/news/catholic-van/archbishop-adam-exner-omi-dies-at-age-94
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    Assisted Suicides

    Richard Laviolette, a Canadian singer-songwriter, has died. He was 41. Laviolette had been battling Huntington's disease. He died by assisted suicide. https://exclaim.ca/music/article/guelph_singer-songwriter_richard_laviolette_has_died
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    The Ones That Got Away...

    David Wolnerman, the last known Holocaust survivor in Iowa, has died. He was 96. https://who13.com/news/last-known-holocaust-survivor-in-iowa-has-died/
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    Sheikh Down

    Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu has died after a brief illness. The deceased, an Islamic cleric, was a preacher under the banner of Jama’atul Izalatil Bidi’a Wa’iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS). https://21stcenturychronicle.com/80580-2/
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    Tenor Stephen Gould diagnosed with incurable bile duct cancer. Gould said it is fatal with “an outlook of several months to 10 months”. “There is no cure.” https://apnews.com/article/tenor-stephen-gould-cancer-a796419e295b7f90c4e7ece4b16e76a5
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    Dead Architects

    Raymond Moriyama, a Canadian architect who designed some of the country's best known buildings, has died. He was 93. Moriyama designed, among others, the National War Museum, Ottawa’s City Hall, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Toronto Reference Library, the Ontario Science Centre, the Saudi Arabian National Museum and the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. https://globalnews.ca/news/9936774/9936774-raymond-moriyama-iconic-canadian-architect-dead/
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Marcia DeRousse aka Marcia de Rousse, who had a sporadic Hollywood career over 35 years and was best known for three appearances in the television series True Blood, has died. She was 70. https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/veteran-actress-marcia-de-rousse-dead-after-living-in-misery/news-story/f47658611b21aeb8f0d0ef219f54049c
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Elliot Goldman, a long-time executive at Arista Records, has died. He was 88. Goldman was the executive vice president and general manager when record producer Clive Davis founded the company in 1974. Among the artists who performed under the label were Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Prince, Babyface, and The Notorious B.I.G. https://www.thewrap.com/elliot-goldman-arista-records-founder-dies-obituary/
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    The 100 Club

    Jenni Tucker, the second-oldest person in South Carolina, has died. She was 111. https://www.wyff4.com/article/south-carolina-woman-111-birthday-died-anderson/45012804# https://gerontology.fandom.com/wiki/Jeanette_Tucker
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    Passed-Punks & No-Wavers

    Robert Becerra, guitarist for the ’70s/’80s-era LA punk/hardcore band the Stains, has died. He was 64. Becerra had been battling liver cancer. https://www.brooklynvegan.com/robert-becerra-of-early-sst-band-the-stains-has-died/
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    Ice Hockey Players

    Peter Gustavsson, who played two games with the Colorado Rockies during the 1981-82 season, his only year playing professionally in North America, has died. He was 65. https://hockeysverige.se/2023/09/05/peter-gustavsson-har-avlidit-min-basta-van (Swedish-language obit.)
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    Ice Hockey Players

    Brad Maxwell, who played 612 games in the NHL between 1977-78 and 1986-87, the bulk with the Minnesota North Stars, has died. He was 66. Maxwell, a defenseman, was known for his offense and his physicality, amassed 368 points and 1292 penalty minutes during his NHL tenure. https://www.startribune.com/former-north-stars-standout-defenseman-brad-maxwell-dies-at-66/600301872/

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