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Neil Simon, The king of comedy has died.
Neil Simon, Broadway’s long-reigning king of comedy, dies at 91 - The Washington Post

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Damn. R.I.P. Burt Reynolds, age 82.

Burt Reynolds of Boogie Nights dead at 82

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Paul Spudis, geologist and lunar scientist who specialized in the search for water on the moon and tireless advocate for a return to the Moon by humans, died of complications from lung cancer at age 66.

Obituary on the Air&Space website
Remembering the man who sold the moon (Obit on The Hill)
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:33 AM
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Love how he breaks the fourth wall in this scene. RIP Burt Reynolds :sadcheer:
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Damn, another member of Jefferson Airplane gone.

Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76 – Rolling Stone
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Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead At 65 | HuffPost
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That sucks, he always seemed like a nice guy.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...rnon-1.4873074

Not exactly famous, but I was about an hour from there at the time. :huh:
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Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival pioneer and voice of HAL, dead at 90
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I’ll hold that this scene is more chilling than anything you’ll find in almost any modern horror, and it owes so much to Douglas Rain’s serene performance.


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Stan Lee has died :tear:

Stan Lee Dead: Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero Was 95 | Hollywood Reporter
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:04 PM
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A more proper headline, "Prolific cameo star and possible alien Stan Lee returns to home planet. Scientists still uncertain if he will return, head attached to cyborg body to destroy humanity. Citizens are informed to alert authorities if they spot a sudden massively reoccurring cameo and/or telekinetic death beams."
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I know people are sad, but damn. 95. That is not chump change
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Somewhere, probably on Nathan Rabin's website, someone supposed that the Onion's Walt Kelly would have Stan Lee burning in hell, especially since Kelly has a history of favoring DC comics over Marvel.

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Novelist, Screenwriter, and Author of The Princess Bride William Goldman, 1931-2018 | Tor.com

Not mentioned in the headline (though the article does touch on it), but he was also the screenwriter of All the President’s Men. The famous phrase “Follow the money” actually appears to have been his invention; it’s a concise summation of what Deep Throat told Woodward & Bernstein, and appears nowhere in their book nor in any other reporting about the story. Goldman had, of course, numerous other credits to his name as well, many of which were iconic - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and the film of The Stepford Wives amongst them. He won Oscars for Butch & Sundance and All the President’s Men.

Another line from All the President’s Men that was probably written by Goldman is this gem, and if there’s a more elegant summation of our current era, I’m unaware of it:

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R.I.P. to Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg, of ALS, age 57. I wasn’t a huge fan of the show – much like Pokémon, it became a thing after I was outside the target age range, but I respect it for the impact it had. 57 is in general no age at all, though it’s fairly old for someone with ALS (though obviously, Stephen Hawking lived longer).
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In the category of "famous but I didn't know about her and should have done"

Lady Trumpington obituary | Politics | The Guardian

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R.I.P. to Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg, of ALS, age 57. I wasn’t a huge fan of the show – much like Pokémon, it became a thing after I was outside the target age range, but I respect it for the impact it had. 57 is in general no age at all, though it’s fairly old for someone with ALS (though obviously, Stephen Hawking lived longer).


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My kids were the right age to enjoy Spongebob, and the adults liked it too.
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Same with mine. The first movie came out before the Li'l Puppet was born when the Li'l Puppet was a mere babe, but Mr. SquarePants was still a huge thing throughout her childhood. Being a Millennial (boo-hiss), she probably already knew about this before I caught it on the :ff:. :sadcheer:

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