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Robert Upland
I thought it would be appropriate to have a thread for all of the notable people that pass away. Just in the last few days we've lost Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper, and a few others. It's been a pretty sad year in Hollywood sad.gif
Robert Upland
We've lost another Golden Girl sad.gif Former Madam Morrible on Broadway, Rue McClanahan, passed away at 1am this morning at the age of 76. I'm beyond sad about this. She was a great actress and she will be missed.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20390844,00.html
and1987
QUOTE(Robert Upland @ Jun 3 2010, 08:45 AM) *
We've lost another Golden Girl sad.gif Former Madam Morrible on Broadway, Rue McClanahan, passed away at 1am this morning at the age of 76. I'm beyond sad about this. She was a great actress and she will be missed.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20390844,00.html


Very sad news! I thought she was a great actress!
MeganS
I am so, so, so saddened by this.

I saw her as Madame Morrible, which was such a pleasure for me because I was pretty much raised on The Golden Girls (reruns, of course, but my dad was *obsessed*.)

This morning when I was in school I saw Perez Hilton's tweet saying that he heard some very bad rumors about Rue that he hoped weren't true, and he was sending her good vibes. So I googled her and saw that she underwent heart bypass surgery, but her doctors said she was doing well and had accepted a new job for January. sad.gif Then I just logged onto yahoo during my study hall and saw that she died. I'm so beyond upset!!

Sorry for the rambling. I loved her. </3 Rest in Peace Rue. Thanks for the laughs!
ForGood
RIP, Rue. At least she's not sick anymore, but it's still very sad. I can't believe there's only one left.

dustomino
^ And the only one left is Betty White and I believe she was older than Bea and Rue!

RIP, Rue.
MeganS
QUOTE(dustomino @ Jun 3 2010, 04:44 PM) *
^ And the only one left is Betty White and I believe she was older than Bea and Rue!

RIP, Rue.

I might be wrong but I think she's older than Estelle was when she passed away also (I think she was 84, 85?).
ForGood
Betty is the oldest of the four of them and now she's the only one left.
Yeroismyhero
Betty White is 88 I believe. I'm glad Rue had a long and fulfilling life. She's the third in the 'celebrities die in 3's'. RIP Blanche!

EDIT: I was right, she is 88.

I feel like I should be eating cheesecake and watching old Golden Girl reruns...
and1987
Christine Johnson Smith, the original star of Carousel, died at age 98.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/14025...usel-Dies-at-98
and1987
Singer and actor Jimmy Dean passed away.

http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/06/14/jimmy...-country-music/
clockworkgirl21
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni4570919/

Gloria Stuart, who played older Rose in Titanic, has died. She was 100.
ForGood
RIP, Ms. Stuart. sad.gif She was wonderful in Titanic.
wickednessa1
sad.gif RIP Gloria <3
and1987
Very sad news about Gloria RIP. sad.gif After rewatching Titanic recently I thought her and Kathy Bates were the best people in it. Kate was great and so was Leo, but Gloria's performance was obviously the best. RIP.

Also a few weeks ago Billie Mae Richards, who voiced Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer in the 1964 tv special passed away at age 88.

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/09/14/billi...s-rudolph-dies/
Yeroismyhero
Comedian Greg Giraldo has died. He passed away 5 days after an accidental overdose. He was well known on the Comedy Central roasts and Last Comic Standing.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/29/comedian-gre...cription-pills/



Jaime Lee Curtis' father, Tony Curtis has died.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20430780,00.html
ForGood
Tony Curtis was a very successful and famous actor in his own right. It's sad that he's apparently known only as "Jamie Lee Curtis's father." RIP.
Yeroismyhero
He's not only known as that obviously. I didn't even know he was her father until just a little while ago today. I heard of his passing earlier today but didn't look into it. But people might not recognize him at all and that helps to mention he was her father.
Yeroismyhero
Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver has died. She was 94.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/barbara-billings...m-dies/49082?nc
MeganS
That makes me so sad. sad.gif Rest In Peace Barbara. My thoughts & prayers are with her loved ones.
Yeroismyhero
Happy Days star Tom Bosley has died. He just turned 83 on October 1st.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20435305,00.html
Yeroismyhero
An Officer and a Gentleman actress Lisa Blount has died, she was 53 years old.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20437421,00.html
and1987
Charlie O'Donnell, the announcer from Wheel of Fortune, passed away at age 78! sad.gif I've watched the show since I was a kid and I can't imagine the show being the same without him.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/2...-odonnell_N.htm
Robert Upland
Shannon Tavarez, who played Young Nala in The Lion King on Broadway, has passed away at the age of 11 sad.gif

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Shannon_T..._at_11_20010101
clockworkgirl21
It sounds like she had a rough last few months. I'm glad she's at peace now. 11 is too young to die from anything, especially something like cancer.
Yeroismyhero
Pro surfer Andy Irons was found dead yesterday.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20438974,00.html
Man in Chair
Jerry Bock, composer of Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello!, has died.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101103/ap_on_...XYtJ2ZpZGRsZXJv
Robert Upland
Actor Leslie Nielsen (Airplane, The Naked Gun series) has passed away from complications of pneumonia. He was 84 sad.gif

http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/28/leslie-niels...squad-airplane/
clockworkgirl21
Aww. That makes me sad.
Yeroismyhero
A great loss for Cub fans today. cry.gif cry.gif

Ron Santo died at the age of 70. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September but didn't want anyone to know. He thought he'd get another year if he took good care of himself. What a class act kind of a guy.

I will miss driving in my car and listening to the Cubs games with him. He always made it enjoyable to listen to.

I got to meet him a few years ago and had him sign a ball for me. I will always treasure that ball.
Dram_edy00
Elizabeth Edwards has died. She was 61 years old. May she find peace sad.gif

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/12/07/el...dies-at-age-61/
Yeroismyhero
Wow, that happened fast. They only just announced yesterday she stopped treatment. RIP.
and1987
Julie Andrews's husband, Blake Edwards, passed away at age 88. sad.gif

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Julie_And..._at_88_20101216
Yeroismyhero
sad.gifsad.gifsad.gifsad.gifsad.gif^^^ So sad. My thoughts and prayers to Julie Andrews and the entire family on their loss.
and1987
R&B singer, Teena Marie, died at age 54.

http://music-mix.ew.com/2010/12/26/teena-m...ger-dead-at-54/
Yeroismyhero
One of the 'real life' family members of the Sound of Music has died. Agathe von Trapp was the eldest of the children and she has died at 97.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_von_trapp
and1987
QUOTE(Yeroismyhero @ Dec 29 2010, 11:24 AM) *
One of the 'real life' family members of the Sound of Music has died. Agathe von Trapp was the eldest of the children and she has died at 97.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_von_trapp


She was the inspiration for the character of Leisel. Such sad news! sad.gif
clockworkgirl21
Sad, yes, but living to 97 is quite an accomplishment! biggrin.gif I bet her life was exciting.
Yeroismyhero
John Dye, who was on the television show Touched By An Angel has passed away. He was 47.

So sad to lose him so early. I used to watch this show was I was younger.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20458017,00.html
and1987
Bradley Cooper's father passed away.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20458539,00.html
and1987
Hugh Martin, the composer of Meet in St. Louis, passed away at age 96. sad.gif

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/14872...ouis-Dies-at-96
Yeroismyhero
Michael Gough -- the actor who played Alfred the butler in four major "Batman" movies -- has died at the age of 94.
clockworkgirl21
I thought he was already dead. huh.gif
and1987
A dancer from the London production of Billy Elliot passed away only at age 12. sad.gif

http://broadwayworld.com/article/BILLY_ELL...cident_20110319
clockworkgirl21
Knut the polar bear, who became a global media sensation as a cub after being rejected by his mother and reared by hand, died suddenly for unexplained reasons on Saturday, the Berlin Zoo said.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/9...star-knut-dies/

Someone else said that maybe Knut had problems, and his mother sensed it when he was born, and that's why she rejected him. Animals seem to be able to tell when their offspring isn't going to survive long.
blockhead24
the legendary Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79
Yeroismyhero
I know this isn't a famous person or even a person at all but I want to post it here.

My neighbor's dog, Cooper, was put to sleep this morning. He was 11 years old and a black lab.

One of the best dogs in the entire world. A real sweetheart and wonderful companion. I dogsat for him dozens of times and I was his favorite person. Probably because I spoiled him like crazy when his family went out of town and I would stay there every night with him. Towards the end he developed diabetes and arthritis and just finally cancer. But despite all that, he mustered all his strength to jump and run to greet me whenever I came over. I am glad I got to see him one last time on Saturday. I'm very glad he's no longer suffering, he had also developed a tumor in his mouth and was prone to seizures.

Our neighbors have a 6 year old boy and this dog was like his big brother. He's devastated. Its too hard to grasp this for such a young child.

I know Cooper is in a better place and he's no longer suffering but its going to be so hard coming to their house and not being greeted by him.
clockworkgirl21
Death, you suck. Taking grandpa on Easter!

So my aunt found my grandpa dead in bed yesterday morning. Totally unexpected. Yes, he's had Parkinson's for twenty years and dementia for about 5, but he hasn't been any sicker than he's been for years.
Yeroismyhero
^I'm so sorry for your loss and worst of all on Easter! Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
and1987
Jackie Cooper, an Oscar nominated child star who went on to play the gruff editor of The Daily Planet in four Superman movies, has died at age 88.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20...ss-topheadlines
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