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Posted: 09:20AM Oct 2, 2017
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Pray or at least keep them in your heart if you are not a praying person for the more than 50 people that were killed and "well over" 400 that were injured when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers from a perch above the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent more than 22,000 attendees of a country music festival across the street from the hotel ducking for cover and scrambling for their lives. Police say the suspect, who was found dead, had over 10 rifles.

In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said authorities responded to a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where police said the suspected gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was dead. Police said they believe Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, killed himself prior to police entry.

The motive was unclear. A senior law enforcement official told ABC News that so far there are no ties to international terror.

Edit... now some 7 hours later from when I first posted this, 58 are known dead 515 wounded.


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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
Posted: 11:26PM Oct 2, 2017
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Tom Petty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who was among America's greatest songwriters and sold millions of records worldwide as leader of the Heartbreakers, died today at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu. A family spokeswoman, publicist Carla Sacks, confirmed his death to the L.A. Times. The cause of death was not announced. He was 66.
"On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.— Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on behalf of the family."

There was early confusion about Petty's status and erroneous premature reports of his death. CBS News was forced to retract and clarify a report that Petty had died, saying the Los Angeles Police Department had confirmed the death. LAPD later released a statement that the report was inaccurate: "The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources. However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting."

Several media outlets on Monday erroneously reported Petty's death, citing CBS News, and issued corrections. TMZ originally reported that Petty was brain dead at the hospital and was removed from life support. The site later said Petty was alive but not expected to survive the day.
He and the Heartbreakers just finished their 40th anniversary tour with a well-reviewed three-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl last week; the final show was Monday. Petty had been quoted as saying it would be the last major tour for the Los Angeles-based group but that it would continue to play concerts.

If you are not familiar with Tom Petty, you would be if you listened to his music. All day, I kept hearing his music on the radio... then I heard of his demise. I got home and looked it up, and read that the media jumped the gun... but it did appear that the end was near. I may wake up tomorrow to find that this report from a family member was also premature; that could happen. But I will honor him tonight and ask that you all take a minute to remember him and his music!


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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
Posted: 11:55AM Oct 16, 2017
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Game show icon Monty Hall died of cardiac arrest after suffering from heart disease for 75 years.

The Let's Make a Deal host had suffered from coronary artery disease since his 20s, according to a death certificate.

Hall died Sept. 30 at the age of 96.

"I would love Monty Hall to be remembered for being a television pioneer — 7 decades in the business! And as a philanthropist — having used his fame to raise close to a billion dollars for charitable causes," his daughter Sharon told Deadline Hollywood.

The Canada-born star began his career in radio before transitioning to television, creating Let's Make a Deal — which tasks contestants called "traders" with keeping or exchanging items of varying value — in 1963. He hosted the program until 1986.


"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: 10:31AM Oct 25, 2017
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Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89. The coroner said he died of natural causes.

Domino sold more than 110 million records, with hits including "Blueberry Hill," ''Ain't It a Shame" and other standards of rock 'n' roll.

He was one of the first 10 honorees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Rolling Stone Record Guide likened him to Benjamin Franklin, the beloved old man of a revolutionary movement.

His dynamic performance style and warm vocals drew crowds for five decades. One of his show-stopping stunts was playing the piano while standing, throwing his body against it with the beat of the music and bumping the grand piano across the stage.

Domino's 1956 version of "Blueberry Hill" was selected for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of historic sound recordings worthy of preservation. The preservation board noted that Domino insisted on performing the song despite his producer's doubts, adding that Domino's "New Orleans roots are evident in the Creole inflected cadences that add richness and depth to the performance."


"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: 06:33PM Oct 25, 2017
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Fats Domino

RIP Fats.

I love his music, but the sad part of all of this is he died on my Birthday.
Posted: 03:14AM Oct 27, 2017
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RIP Fats. Whenever I hear "Blueberry Hill", I always think of "Happy Days" and the gang because it popped up here and there...

Happy Belated Birthday, Blue! So sorry I missed it. I hope you had a wonderful day.


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Posted: 07:52AM Nov 20, 2017
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Charles Manson died at 83 Famous Leader of a cult in 1969.
Posted: 09:32AM Nov 20, 2017
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Concerning Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969.

Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, reacted to the death by quoting the late Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor who put Manson behind bars. Bugliosi said: "Manson was an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values."

"Today, Manson's victims are the ones who should be remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death," Hanisee said.

I have driven by the area where this crime took place and remember when it happened... and always say a prayer for those who died. No remorse ever shown. HE will not be missed.


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Posted: 10:28PM Nov 20, 2017
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Della Reese died at 86 in Touch by an Angel. Also a Great Singer and was a Ordained Minister.

RIP
Posted: 11:25PM Nov 21, 2017
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David Cassidy, star of the musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, died today at the age of 67. I used to practice my English skills by singing along to the songs he played and following the dialogue in the show. David Cassidy represented the height of pop music in the late 60s and 70s.
David Cassidy
RIP


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Posted: 12:44AM Nov 22, 2017
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Hydra, I concur. David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, has died as a result of complications from dementia. The musician and actor was 67.

His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death.

Cassidy announced his diagnosis with dementia in early 2017, and reports indicate he died as a result of organ failure. He performed at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York in March, talking about his dementia, and said his arthritis made playing guitar an ordeal.

I think the last few days many of us have been on a watch line to his progress... it did not look promising.


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Posted: 01:36PM Nov 30, 2017
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Jim Nabors, who used a backwoods twang to play TV's Gomer Pyle, and deployed a precise baritone to become a popular singer, died peacefully Thursday at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.

Golllllie! He definitely had a singing voice.


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Posted: 08:43AM Dec 3, 2017
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RIP Jim and David.
Posted: 01:14PM Dec 4, 2017
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My Dad loved Jim Nabors so I grew up watching him on Andy Griffith and Gomer Pyle. Dad also had a few of his albums. It was always funny to hear him talk and then hear his beautiful voice. RIP Jim.

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Posted: 11:02AM Dec 13, 2017
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Edwin Lee, the former mayor of San Francisco died yesterday at the age of 65. He was best known for bringing many tech startups to San Francisco and creating an economic boom with his policies.

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All fields of science are just applied physics.
Posted: 03:10PM Dec 20, 2017
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Hydra1234 wrote:
Edwin Lee, the former mayor of San Francisco died yesterday at the age of 65. He was best known for bringing many tech startups to San Francisco and creating an economic boom with his policies.


Former only due to his death sadly.


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Posted: 12:35AM Dec 22, 2017
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Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg has died of a heart attack in a San Diego suburb at 82, his wife told the San Diego Union-Tribune. His daughter confirmed the report with the Associated Press.

Enberg was a fixture in American households for years, calling NFL and MLB games and Wimbledon for NBC, CBS and ESPN. He was best known for his catch phrase, "Oh, my!"

He spent his later years in San Diego, calling games locally for the Padres.

Enberg retired with multiple broadcasting honors, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Rozelle Award and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Gowdy Award. He also took home 14 Emmy awards.


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Posted: 06:54PM Dec 22, 2017
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Bruce McCandless II has died today at the age of 80. He was most known for being the first person to walk untethered in space as well as help design the MMU used today.

All fields of science are just applied physics.
Posted: 12:29AM Dec 29, 2017
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Broadway and television actress Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, her publicist said, citing her family. She was 94.

Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. She soon began performing on network radio.

During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie -- who went only by her first name professionally -- was also famous for appearing for years on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. The website IMDb says she appeared in 629 of the show's episodes.

Rose Marie rubbed shoulders with some of the most famous names in show business and beyond. She sang for Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt and was hired by Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel to perform in Las Vegas along with Jimmy Durante, her publicist said. She also toured the night club circuit with Rosemary Clooney.

Sort of sad about her death, I heard it from Tim Conway and not on Yahoo news... I guess they were too busy cutting down Trump. Getting real tired of this one sided news station...


"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: 07:19AM Dec 30, 2017
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Sad to hear that. I was just watching the Dick Van Dyke show the other day.
One sided news abounds!!!
Even down here they squash Trump. But hey the stockmarket is doing well....


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