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Eddie Rabbitt went gently into that rainy night 23 years ago, aged 56.

 

 

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Actor Warner Baxter died on this day 70 years ago, aged 62.

 

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British actor Ronnie Brody died on this day 30 years ago, aged 72.

 

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Little Richard was wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bam-dead one year ago, aged 87.

 

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American actor Herschel Bernardi died on this day 35 years ago, aged 62.

 

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Actress Deborah Walley died on this day 20 years ago, aged 59.

 

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Actor Lex Barker, three days after his 54th birthday, died of a heart attack on this day in 1973:

 

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Actor Timothy Carey, two months after his 65th birthday, died of a stroke on this day in 1994:

 

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Don't panic, but t's 20 years since Douglas Adams died aged 42 49

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19 minutes ago, time said:

Don't panic, but t's 20 years since Douglas Adams died aged 42 49

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At such a frankly ridiculously young age that even now feels like an age too young let alone 20 years ago. Just imagine how much fun the patron saint of cool new technology would have had with every advance since 2001.

 

A genuine and proper genius who had the foresight to completely see where the internet and video games and even social media were going to go, but snuffed it before he could enjoy any of the fun bits.

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Bob Marley died on this day 40 years ago, aged 36.

 

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Erich von Stroheim, one of the most respected film directors of the 20th Century known as "the man you love to hate", died in Paris of prostate cancer on this date in 1957 at the age of 71.

 

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No more magic moments for Perry Como after this day 20 years ago, aged 88.

 

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Gary Cooper, one of Hollywood's most beloved legends and greatest stars known for his natural acting style and generally admired for his professionalism, died of prostate and colon cancer while sleeping peacefully under sedation.

 

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Cooper, winner of two Academy Awards and one honorary, died in the quiet of his Holmby Hills home on this date in 1961.

He was 60 years old.

Initially interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Monica, Cooper's remains were moved to Sacred Heart Cemetery in South Hampton, Long Island, closer to the family.

 

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Actor Jason Miller died on this day 20 years ago, aged 62.

 

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Grumpy Cat :P, the legendary cat with a permanently frowny expression who has found fame as a meme and a YouTube sensation and whose real name was Tardar Sauce :rolleyes:, died of an urinary tract infection :puke: on this date in 2019 at the age of 7.

 

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And suddenly... life will no longer be possible. :(

Because... life is tough enough as it is, you know? :wacko:

 

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Jiang Qing, wife of Mao Zedong, died on this day 30 years ago, aged 77.

 

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Major Frederick Ricketts died 76 years ago today. Under the nom-de-plume Kenneth J Alford, he was also a composer, called the British March King,  favourably compared with JP Sousa.

 

He was first bandmaster for the 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders from 1908 then A Royal Marines bandmaster from 1927. It was under his leadership that the RM band achieved its fame. In 1914, while stationed at Fort George in Scotland, he composed what would become his most famous march...

 

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Actor Ronald Lacey died on this day 30 years ago, aged 55.

 

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Sammy Davis Jr., the highly iconic and popular actor, comedian, dancer and singer, died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on this date in 1990 at the age of 64 years old after a nine-month battle with throat cancer.

He was a chain smoker (four packs of cigarettes a day).

 

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When he died, he was in debt. To pay for Sammy's funeral, most of his memorabilia was sold off. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

He was survived by his mother (who died at 95) and his grandmother (who died at 112).

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15 hours ago, The Ashes Urn said:

Actor Ronald Lacey died on this day 30 years ago, aged 55.

 

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I never realised until last year that he's both Harris in Porridge and Toht in Raiders of The Lost Ark, despite having seen both numerous times!

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1 hour ago, time said:

I never realised until last year that he's both Harris in Porridge and Toht in Raiders of The Lost Ark, despite having seen both numerous times!

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He was also The Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. Which took me forever to twig.

 

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American inventor H. B. Reese died on this day 65 years ago, aged 76.

 

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Tony Randall, the American actor, comedian and singer, died on this date in 2004.

He was 84 years old.

Randall, fondly remembered for his role as Felix Unger in a television adaptation of the 1965 play "The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon for which he won an Emmy Award, appeared in many films, including "Pillow Talk" (1959), "Lover Come Back" (1961) or "Send Me No Flowers" (1964).

 

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He said: "Marilyn Monroe was no fun to work with. She would report to work around 5:00 in the evening. You've been in make-up since 8:30 in the morning waiting for her".

Tony Randall died in his sleep at NYU Medical Center of pneumonia that he had contracted following coronary bypass surgery.

He was interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery in New York.

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The reign of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, ended 9 years ago when she died at the age of 63.

 

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Acclaimed mathematician Jacques-Louis Lions numbers were up twenty years ago today in 2001 at the age of 73. He won the John von Neumann lecture prize in 1986. His work Mathematical analysis and numerical methods for science and technology makes for a splendid long term bedtime reading project. 

 

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