The Dead Celebrity Thread - Page 224
On the plus side the momentary heartbreak was followed by a flood of relief that Michael Ironside yet LIVES, and a vow to myself to spend the week watching every movie he's ever made.
Stuart McLean, 68, host of CBC Radio's "The Vinyl Cafe", sort of the Canadian "Prairie Home Companion"; after a battle with melanoma.
I will sorely miss his sing-song delivery of the ongoing saga of long-suffering domestic protagonists Dave & Morley.
Good article with an excerpt from Steele's book about his days feuding with Macho Man:
Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision, Dies
Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's
landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.
Longtime TIME Magainze film critic Richard Schickel, 84.
One of my favorite-ever audio commentary moments comes from Schickel's commentary on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - at the final showdown as it builds and builds, Schickel just loses all critical pretense and starts laughing with delight - at Morricone's score, the editing, all of it, at the pure joy of great cinema. RIP.
Bad week for pro wrestlers. Chavo Guerrero Sr., Nicole Bass, George Steele, and now Ivan Koloff.
I remember him and his "nephew" Nikita Koloff running roughshod in NWA/WCW. That was a great heel faction.
Part of me died when I found out he was actually French-Canadian.
Clyde Stubblefield, THE Funky Drummer, passed Saturday at the age of 73. Before they came along, no one was doing anything remotely like what he and JB came up with. Co-genius in the birth of funk.
Let's give the drummer some!
And of course, the most sampled drum break in history, which has overshadowed that Clyde maintains a rhythm for over 9 minutes with a precision beyond the capacity of actual metronomes,
Looking at Xander's Twitter feed now and seeing nothing about Paxton at all.
ETA: That tweet appears to have been taken down.
Variety is running the story: