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Not every celebrity death is notable enough to merit its own thread, so I thought I'd start a thread for the rest. Please feel free to add any notable deaths when they happen.

Former Partridge Family star David Cassidy passed away at the age of 67 this past weekend. Cassidy announced about a year ago that he had been diagnosed with dementia, but his death was from organ failure.

Jim Nabors of Gomer Pyle fame died last night at the age of 87. Cause of death hasn't been announced, but he'd been dealing with age-related health issues the past few years.

Both were huge stars during my early years. RIP to both of them.
 

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Good thread.

Robert Guillaume. "Seems Like Old Times" was always one of those Saturday/Sunday afternoon movies that was on a local station. I grew to appreciate that movie. He was obviously in other stuff, but that movie always makes me laugh.
 

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Good thread.

Robert Guillaume. "Seems Like Old Times" was always one of those Saturday/Sunday afternoon movies that was on a local station. I grew to appreciate that movie. He was obviously in other stuff, but that movie always makes me laugh.

I didn't realize Guillaume had passed until you mentioned it. He always seemed a low-key, genuine sorta guy who thought of himself as a working actor instead of a big star.
 

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Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead passed earlier this week.
All of the primary members are now gone. While Lemmy was part of the true originals, Eddie and Philthy came on early and became the real threesome. Good stuff. They don't make'em like they used too.

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John Mahoney, the dad on Frasier, passed away Sunday at the age of 77.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebr...frasier-dies-at-77/ar-BBIKeWm?ocid=spartanntp

I love "Frasier" and I've probably watched every episode at least five times. I've watched the finale episodes at least ten times. To me, "Goodnight Seattle" is the second-best finale of any show I've watched.

I have to believe the emotion that John Mahoney showed when he says "thank you, Frasier" was absolutely real. Couldn't find an actual clip, but the promo showed that scene.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rGP_qEy44FQ" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Gets me every time.
 

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Dennis Edwards of The Contours and The Temptations passed yesterday... He was pretty badass on papa was a rolling stone...
 

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Edwards was the guy that replaced Ruffin correct? Crazy story that one...
 

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Edwards was the guy that replaced Ruffin correct? Crazy story that one...

Correct. Edwards was a very talented guy who was a lot easier to deal with than Ruffin, who had some chemical and ego issues... and by some I mean a whole flippin' trainload of chemical and ego issues.
 

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Paranormal radio host Art Bell died last night at 72. Loved listening to his show 20 years ago when I worked the overnight shift at a hotel while in college. I'm sure there are other former Coast to Coast listeners around here.

https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/art-bell-dead-cause-of-death-dies-how/

When I worked nights I would listen to coast to coast occasionally, not because I believed anything they talked about, but because the guests and callers were f'ing crazy. I don't know how he kept from laughing at them. I guess he was probably crazy as well.
 

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Paranormal radio host Art Bell died last night at 72. Loved listening to his show 20 years ago when I worked the overnight shift at a hotel while in college. I'm sure there are other former Coast to Coast listeners around here.

https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/art-bell-dead-cause-of-death-dies-how/

Former? Listen to George most every night to see if there is anything interesting on tap. Started listening to Art when I worked graveyard at the steel mill after college.

Leave it to Art:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Of course Art Bell died on Friday the 13th.<br><br>Of course. <a href="https://t.co/4EHSfJi9rk">pic.twitter.com/4EHSfJi9rk</a></p>— Las Vegas Locally &#55356;&#57141; (@LasVegasLocally) <a href="https://twitter.com/LasVegasLocally/status/985025668583845888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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I was at that game in the Superdome...Hoosiers had beaten UNLV in the semi while SU had beaten Ernie D and Providence.

Seems too young to be dying...circumstances?
 

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When I worked nights I would listen to coast to coast occasionally, not because I believed anything they talked about, but because the guests and callers were f'ing crazy. I don't know how he kept from laughing at them. I guess he was probably crazy as well.

Holy shit. I'm not even thinking of the right guy. I listened to George, not Art. Either way my comment still applies. RIP guy I didn't listen to but thought I did.
 

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I was at that game in the Superdome...Hoosiers had beaten UNLV in the semi while SU had beaten Ernie D and Providence.

Seems too young to be dying...circumstances?

You're not that old lol

Ernie D was early 70's w/ Marvin Barnes.

Billy D was Pitino's PG in '87 along with SG Delray Brooks who transferred from Indiana. He would've transferred to ND but they weren't in the business of transfers in those days. Had he chosen ND out of HS which I thought he was going to do, he and David Rivers would have been a helluva backcourt.
 

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When Art Bell wanted to go national and named his show Coast-to-Coast, Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow helped jump-start the effort (Bigelow was always interested in both UFO encounters and in "Survival" phenomena like Near-Death experiences, and Bell wanted to emphasize them.)

Bell asked Bigelow if he could get some of the solider experts on these things to begin the content of the show. Bigelow knew a lot of such people, and he asked them if they would (without any pay) help Art out. I and five of my friends in UFO research, therefore, did half of the first 10-12 shows with Bell.

Of course one of our local wisea$$es KNOWS that all of us were and are effing crazy --- a comment of the quality that I've come to expect and always thank the Almighty for allowing me to live long enough to receive such insight.

I go to my grave blessed indeed.
 

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Damn. I used to love listening to Art Bell on coast to coast after late night hockey practices.

I still pop on old best of on YouTube from time to time. Never believe 99% of it, but it's fun nonetheless.
 

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R Lee Ermey, gunny from Full Metal Jacket, has passed from complications of pneumonia
 

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Miloš Forman
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Academy Award Winning Director for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
 
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