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    The Dead of 2022

    Jim Stewart, the co-founder of Stax records, has died. He was 92. https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/2022/12/06/jim-stewart-obituary-stax-records-rock-n-roll-hall-of-fame-memphis-music-history/69702156007/
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    Deadio Times

    Norm Pattiz, the founder of the original Westwood One, as well as PodcastOne and a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame, has died. He was 79. Another name once associated with American Top 40 and Casey Kasem. https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/223798/westwood-one-podcastone-founder-norm-pattiz-dies-a
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    Shove Off, Eh?

    Barry Fraser, the former head scout of the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 82. Fraser was with the Oilers from 1979 through 2000 and is credited with drafting key players who'd be part of the club's early 1980 dynasty. https://oilersnation.com/news/barry-fraser-former-edmonton-oilers-head-scout-who-helped-build-dynasty-dies-at-82
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Pat Courtney, a former bassist for the late 1970s Irish band Sacre Bleu, has died. His death comes less than a year after that of lead singer Ak Kennedy, who disappeared (and a had a missing persons report, as a result) filed before his death. https://www.hotpress.com/music/former-sacre-bleu-bass-player-pat-courtney-has-died-22941839
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Ursula Hayden, who was the iconic Babe the Farmer's Daughter in GLOW back in the early 1990s, has died. She was 56. https://wrestlingheadlines.com/glow-trademark-owner-ursula-hayden-babe-the-farmers-daughter-passes-away-at-56/?utm_source=twitter
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    Play School - Play Away - Childrens TV

    Yes, it was only a few months ago Emilio Delgado passed. He looked even more frail than McGrath on the 50th anniversary show. He wore a hat, likely to hide he'd gone bald from cancer treatments. And, speaking of bald, yes Orman was younger than the other two. The show's third (excluding unaired pilot episode) and most enduring Gordon is 78. His last credit was 2020.
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    Play School - Play Away - Childrens TV

    This one hurts, as it was a part of my childhood dating back to some of its earliest years. Bob McGrath, who went by "Bob" on the show, was an original Sesame Street cast member. The show debuted in late 1969. McGrath was a regular through 2016, when two other long-time cast members and he did not have their contracts renewed. Nonetheless, McGrath returned for the 50th anniversary show in November 2019, where he shared one segment with Loretta Long, aka Susan, who was also an original cast member and who remained on the show until 2017. He was frail, at that point.
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    Hospitalised!

    He's the host of the American version of the Masked Singer, which has put him in the spotlight, given the show's success.
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    Broadway - "the Great White Way"

    Quentin Oliver Lee, best known for his role as the Phantom in the US tour of “The Phantom of the Opera” and an off-Broadway role in “Oratorio for Living Things,” has died. He was 34. Lee had battled colon cancer for the past several months. https://nypost.com/2022/12/02/broadway-star-quentin-oliver-lee-dead-at-34/
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    Activists

    Mamie King-Chalmers, who was one of three Black people forced to brace themselves against a building while being blasted with water from a firehose in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, has died. She was 81. A photo of the scene was snapped by Charles Moore and appeared in Life magazine. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mamie-king-chalmers-woman-in-civil-rights-photo-dies-at-81/2022/12/02/551516dc-729b-11ed-867c-8ec695e4afcd_story.html
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    The Fifteen Minutes Club

    Sal Durante, who caught Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run, has died. He was 80. The home run broke Babe Ruth's Major League single-season record. Durante was 19 when he nabbed the ball. His death was announced by Roger Maris Jr. https://www.silive.com/sports/2022/12/sal-durante-the-si-resident-who-found-the-limelight-after-catching-roger-maris-61st-homer-has-died.html
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    Academic Footnotes

    David Ray Griffin, a retired professor of philosophy of religion and theology and a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, has died. He was 83. https://www.voltairenet.org/article218471.html
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    World War II Veterans

    Another "last of a country's WW II fighters" death, this one with better documentation: Sgt. Horacio Castilleja Albarrán, whom Mexico’s Defense Department says was the last veteran from the relatively small contingent that fought in World War II from that country, has died. He was 98. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/last-of-mexicos-world-war-ii-veterans-dies-at-age-98/2022/12/01/578d3542-71cf-11ed-867c-8ec695e4afcd_story.html
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    Edward Kennedy/Curse of the Kennedys

    Pierce Allman, a young reporter for WFAA-TV Dallas who crossed paths with Lee Harvey Oswald immediately after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/pierce-allman-wfaa-reporter-encountered-lee-harvey-oswald-after-jfk-assassination-dead-88-years-old/287-25a96f3c-875c-447f-8f95-4ee87919b388
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    William Rice, a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal for his service with the Tuskegee Airmen, flying in a P-51 Mustang as a Red Tail Fighter with the 332nd Fighter Group in Europe during World War II, has died days before his 99th birthday. https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-tuskegee-airman-dies-carey-20221201-tvypm6mlsfaavku5zvtm3njzuq-story.html
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    Shove Off, Eh?

    Graeme Decarie, a noted Montreal historian and radio commentator, who had been chair of the history department at Concordia University, has died. He was 89. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-historian-speaker-graeme-decarie-has-died-1.6176993
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    Internet Celebrities

    Canadian TikTok creator Megha Thakur has died. She was 21. Her most viral TikTok had over 10 million views and was one of her teaching people how to move their butt after a commenter requested a tutorial. https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/megha-thakur-tiktok-dies
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Grace Gillan, the wife of Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan, has died. She was 67. https://blabbermouth.net/news/deep-purples-ian-gillan-mourns-death-of-his-wife
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Ray Nelson, an American science fiction writer whose short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" was used as the basis of the 1988 cult classic film 'They Live' (Roddy Piper's contribution to the cinema world), has died. He was 91. https://scifi.radio/2022/11/30/sf-writer-ray-nelson-passes-away/
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    World War II Veterans

    It makes for a better headline, but it's also why I (somewhat) qualified the statement by using the modifier 'reported'. Something like this would no doubt get better recognition from the Greek government if it were an undisputed fact.
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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    Maria Dolores Juliano obituary (Spanish): https://lasillarota.com/la-cadera-de-eva/2022/11/28/muere-maria-dolores-juliano-antropologa-feminista-403563.html
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    Law And Order

    Eleanor Jackson Piel, a civil rights lawyer who fought capital convictions, has died. She was 102. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/us/eleanor-jackson-piel-dead.html
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    Renowned Mountaineers, Feeling Peaky?

    Ed Webster, described as someone who pushed the limits when he climbed Mount Everest in 1988, has died. He was 66. Webster mentored numerous people over the years. Webster was also a writer and award-winning photographer whose work was featured in Rolling Stone and the New York Times. https://gripped.com/profiles/ed-webster-who-defied-odds-on-everest-dies-at-66/
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    Dance

    Susan Kikuchi, who staged dances for Martha Graham after having started out as a Graham dancer and who later drove the revivals of the King and I, died November 14th. She was 74. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/arts/dance/susan-kikuchi-dead.html
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    Dead Pop Stars

    John McGale, a guitarist, flutist and saxophonist who was a member of the 1970s/80s Canadian band Offenbach, has died. His death came on his 66th birthday. McGale died in a single-vehicle accident. Offenbach released nine albums between 1977 and 1986. Lead singer Gerry Boulet died of colon cancer in 1990. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/offenbach-rocker-john-mcgale-has-died-in-a-car-crash-on-his-birthday-1.6132663
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