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Posted: 05:20PM Jun 21, 2017
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"Non sibi sed patriae", those that died did do this.
Posted: 07:35PM Jul 14, 2017
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'The Walking Dead' stuntman died after accident on Georgia set

John Bernecker was pronounced dead Wednesday evening. The cause of death is accidental blunt force trauma.

Bernecker, 33, was performing a stunt fall Wednesday afternoon from a 22-foot balcony when it appeared he did not "get good separation from the balcony" on the way down, according to a Coweta County Sheriff's Office report obtained by ABC News. The report states Bernecker fell "head and neck first" on the concrete floor, and landed "just inches away" from a pad that was constructed for the stunt fall.

In other news, New Zealander Gayleen McEwan, 57, was holidaying on the island of Saint Maarten with her husband Phill and two friends when the blast from the departing Boeing 737 sent her flying from the airport's fence, hitting her head on concrete. There are signs that say to stay clear, but this seems to be "fun" for vacationers to do.

It goes to show you, one person can die while trying to a job, another by trying to have a fun experience. Never know when it will happen.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 09:31PM Jul 16, 2017
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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor who showcased his versatility as a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, has died. He was 89.

His publicist has confirmed that Landau, who shot to fame by playing a homosexual henchman in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic North by Northwest, died Saturday after a brief stay at UCLA Medical Center.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 01:13AM Jul 21, 2017
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Recently, I learned from a Werewolf game #3252, that one of our own had passed away. I know sometimes we may lose our family members and nothing is known of their situation. You see someone's name one day, then for days, months, and years later, nothing. Why did they stop coming by to say Hi, play a game, whatever... this has made me tell my kids about this site and what it means to me... and if something happens to me, I would hope they would reach out and tell someone why I have been absent. Maybe this site needs a special communication link where someone who is NOT a member can let the owner/mods know some information about the site?

Sir Har started playing a game of werewolf in 2015, and one of his first comments had to do with having experiencing a heart attack... but he was back. I was not playing in this game, but I do remember it because I have always taken my responsibility as a mod seriously and try to watch things that happen on this site. I wasn't quite sure how to take his comment... wondered if I should believe it or not, but those comments were not an issue with our policies. Understand this was only my thoughts playing out and watching for infractions in the rules. None happened, and thus nothing had to be said. However, I did notice after this game where he was eliminated for non-activity that he did not return.

I know of a lot of folks who have been on the site and have disappeared. Sometime down the road they return, they think about us... visit; and sadly, well, disappear again, most times.

Sir Har, he liked the Werewolf game and played in quite a few. I know he was the moderator for at least one... I would rather not point out that it was not the best ran game on Braingle; but it is a fact.

One of his claims to fame on Braingle, was his multiple postings in a row and calling people who did not seem to agree with his views as Liptards. A liptard is viewed as someone who is too excited to actually form a coherent sentence. Hmm, if I do not agree with him, I am a liptard; seems a bit one sided... but it was him.

My understanding is that a few of our members did start to wonder what happened to him, and because they knew Jeff's full name, were able to see a few postings about his obituary and funeral/memorial services from August 2015.

On a personal note, my best man and friend at my wedding and I lost contact with each other some 25 years after I got married. I tried to contact him for several years after our last encounter; and it wasn't until about 12 years after this lost contact that his obituary showed up on my Google search. My pain of learning this is not the issue here... but that sometimes you do have to wait to learn things. He died some 10 years after I lost contact, BTW... he just chose to not respond.

Sir Har had complained about having the heart attack. He had worked at a bar for awhile, and this bar was the one that posted a memorial service for him. Though no real information is known about this, by me, the fact remains, it seems like Sir Har passed away some 2 years ago. Short of more information, I guess there has to be an assumption that he had another heart attack that he was not able to recover from.

I think our members deserve a few friends on this site saying their good-byes, even if it is not a truly current event; sometimes it is when you first learn about something that still makes it current? But the decision should be theirs/yours. I realize some do not visit the forums, just like some members do not join all the game sections. Just know some of us do look and wonder where you have been!


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 11:08AM Jul 22, 2017
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Nice memorial rgw, but the term is libtard, as in a 'liberal retard' , we will definitly miss his color personality in these games He drove s lot of people up the wall but if you got to know him he generally was pretty good guy, there was certainly no one like him at least

the stronger the fed govt gets the less you free you will be,,,,This is a no brainer...
Posted: 11:43PM Jul 22, 2017
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The_Spider wrote:
Nice memorial rgw, but the term is libtard, as in a 'liberal retard'
Oops, my bad. Thanks for the correction.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 01:54AM Jul 25, 2017
fishmedAusmod
Papa Fish
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I, too, watched him from the sidelines and thus do not know much about him. Regardless it is sad to lose somebody and I pray peace for his family and all those left behind.

I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
Posted: 07:30PM Aug 8, 2017
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Though it was not a surprise, Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell ... following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," a Facebook statement said.

Loved him in the 60's, still enjoy hearing his music. I didn't put two and two together today... I was working at my daughter's... and she puts on the music channel of 60's music during the day for me. She just doesn't turn it up enough that I can hear the conversation of the DJ... but can hear the music...and I thought it was strange they were playing a lot of Glen Campbell's songs. Now that I am home and see the news, I understand why.

Rest in peace Glen... you entertained us enough to last a life time!


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 09:34AM Aug 10, 2017
bluegrasssAusmod
Perseverance
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RIP Glen, enjoy your songs.
Posted: 11:15AM Aug 12, 2017
vlermaAus
Grayma V
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Thank you guys for the kind obits. Don't know if it I just my age or the similar music, but for me Glen Campbell and John Denver were very comparable. Good clean lyrics with great melodic songs. I know John has been gone for a while, but I do wish them both RIP - also the same for Sir Har. He did play some great Werewolf games.

Yes I am still here, spending about 22 out of 24 hours a day in bed. The folks from our PT at the hospital come to me every day as does my Home Health Nurse redressing my wound, They did not put any stitches on my wound so we have been wet dry dressing this 7X2 Ouchy on my rear-end keeping it open so it will drain any infection and bleed every day. My doctor is beginning to be concerned as I am becoming anemic and may have to have a transfusion or two. Can't sit on my pillow for more than 5-10 minutes, I do have powerful pain pills to take, but I had gotten addicted to them in 2010 and I refuse to do that again.

Will try to drop a line or two as the days go along. Please everyone, take care of each other and share the love - it is so important, Big Hugs, Grayma V


The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 03:48PM Aug 20, 2017
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Jerry Lewis, the brilliant, divisive giant of comedy, died at his Las Vegas home Sunday morning at age 91. The news was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and then confirmed by Lewis's agent.

No details have yet come out, but at age 91, he lived a good life!


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 09:53PM Aug 20, 2017
bluegrasssAusmod
Perseverance
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Host for "Muscular Dystrophy Association" RIP Jerry.
Posted: 10:32PM Sep 4, 2017
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On August 24th actor Jay Thomas passed away at the age of 69. He had cancer.

He had roles on many popular TV shows (Cheers, Murphy Brown) and films - one of my favorites is "Mr. Holland's Opus", where he played the football coach. He also hosted his own radio talk show.


Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.
Posted: 11:43PM Sep 8, 2017
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A very sad day today for the music world. Troy Gentry and Don Williams both died today or yesterday...

I also concur with the thoughts of the passing of Jay Thomas. When I first heard of the show "Mr. Holland's Opus", it did nothing for me. I guess it was because I had no idea what an Opus was... but sounded like the story of a high school music teacher. Wow, what a great movie. You mentioned it Deb... now I want to see it again.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 06:29PM Sep 19, 2017
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I shied away mentioning the Hurricanes that have ravished the East coast and the Caribbean islands and surrounding islands. I think we all paused and gave them a moment of our time hoping and praying they could survive the storms.

Today, a 7.1 Earthquake hit Mexico City. As of this post, I read 117 are dead. I am sure that count will rise. I live in an earthquake area and know our last big one was in 94'. I prefer quakes over hurricanes, hence why I live where I live. But it is a scary moment when they hit. In Mexico City, many of the homes are just not built to withstand a 7.1 earthquake. Buildings collapsed. Some of the people saw it happening and filmed their homes or neighbors homes fall to the ground.

Please, take a moment to send a positive vibe to those in that area tonight. Support and help are on the way!


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 07:25AM Sep 23, 2017
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Here Tropical Storm Irma went just west of us. We had 1 death that was and/or was not due to Irma. There was a guy out picking twigs, trash,... up from his yard after Irma pass that evening and the next morning the neighbors found him dead in the front yard. Until the autopsy report is back, it is presumed he had an heart attack.
Posted: 05:15AM Sep 26, 2017
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That guy sounds like my neighbour who vacuums his driveway before every storm! Seriously...

Snappy Snappy Snap..Snap Snap Snap Snap!
Posted: 10:35PM Sep 27, 2017
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Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy magazine, died aged 91.
Just goes to show, you can't take it with you!!!


Snappy Snappy Snap..Snap Snap Snap Snap!
Posted: 11:18PM Sep 27, 2017
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A little more info about Hugh...

Playboy founder and legendary ladies' man Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91, according to Playboy Enterprises.

The magazine said he was surrounded by loved ones and "peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home." 

I can admire what he created and how he gained his millions; even if over all the years the magazine was published I only bought a couple... and it really was to read an article that I heard was interesting. Really.

Anyway, in the latter years with all the young women surrounding him; I could only consider them gold diggers. Cripes, he was old enough to be their grandfather and he looked like one. He played out the image of being a playboy until his death... no one can argue that this was HIS life.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 09:40PM Sep 30, 2017
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Game show icon Monty Hall, who co-created and hosted the original Let's Make a Deal, has died of heart failure at the age of 96, the New York Times reports. He passed away on Saturday in his Beverly Hills, Calif. home.

Hall launched Let's Make a Deal in 1963. It first premiered as part of NBC's daytime line-up before moving to ABC in 1968, where it continued through 1976. A syndicated version of Deal aired on and off through the 1970s and 80s, before returning to NBC for a brief run from 1990-91. The show was eventually revived with host Wayne Brady in 2009, with Hall putting in occasional guest appearances.

In addition to Let's Make a Deal, Hall headlined various other game shows, including The Hollywood Squares and Password All-Stars.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Monty Hall, a television legend who hosted a show and created a format that has entertained audiences for more than 50 years," Angelica McDaniel, CBS Entertainment's Exec VP of Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, said in a statement. "Monty's infectious enthusiasm, humor and warmth were a winning combination that was evident to everyone he encountered, whether returning to make appearances on the current version of Let's Make a Deal, or gracing us with his presence at a photo shoot celebrating CBS Daytime earlier this year. On screen, Monty made the 'Big Deals,' but in the game of life, he himself was one. Our hearts go out to his children, his entire family and friends."

Hall is survived by his three children, including actress Joanna Gleason and TV producers Sharon Hall Kessler and Richard Hall.

On a personal note: My wife was actually on his show once, though she did not get called up to win a prize, she was visible in the group with her friend. Today, she wouldn't be anywhere near being in front of the camera... but the chance for some prizes back then... it was okay. I think I have a VHS tape of the show... just not sure I can find it or show it. Oh well. RIP to someone who had a way to create suspense... and give the crowd a show!


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"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
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