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    Celeb (and Celeb SO's) Obit Thread

    Figured we'd lump these together especially when the celeb doesn't warrant his/her own thread.

    RIP to Bobby Fischer, a chess great and an, er, quirky human being.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/18/fis...bit/index.html

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    I have much respect for Fischer as a chess great, but as a human being he held some fairly shitty views.

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    He was only 64. But he looked like he was well into his eighties. Poor fellow, I really think there was something deeply unbalanced about him mentally.
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    Holy crap...Heath Ledger died today.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Roy Scheider died today. That sucks.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/mo...1scheider.html

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    Damn

    Complications from a staph infection? That's awful.

    RIP.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Tim Russert dead at age 58 from an apparent heart attack.
    Now reading: The Master Switch by Tim Wu

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    Holy crap!
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    Wow. Because this was wikipedia, I thought someone was playing a prank for Friday the 13th. But it's on all the news sites.

    R.I.P.

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    I really don't like it when people my parent's age die. Even though people die all the time, it gives me a vicious twinge.
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    Seinfeld on Carlin.

    Really good stuff.
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    I like Carlin's early work, but he got too angry later on.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Comic book artist Michael Turner died.

    He was 37.

    :cry:
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Don S. Davis aka Major Harland Briggs died

    R.I.P.

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    aww.

    this is appropriate: in memoriam
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Quote Quoting Acapelli (view post)
    Don S. Davis aka Major Harland Briggs died

    R.I.P.
    My favorite character in Twin Peaks.

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    Dean Smith, head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, 1961-1997. Aged 83.

    Sad day for us Tar Heels today.



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    "The Catalyst" was still easily Linkin Park's best single they ever released:



    Still a damn shame it only received a week of radio time before being pulled from the airwaves in favor of their same old same old. :\

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    Jesse Helms is dead.

    I cannot say anything nice, so I will not say anything at all.
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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    I cannot say anything nice, so I will not say anything at all.
    I just wish it had taken place on another holiday. National coming out day would have worked for me.

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    Very sad news indeed:

    Thomas Disch is gone.

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    Quote Quoting iosos (view post)
    Very sad news indeed:

    Thomas Disch is gone.
    Yeah - just posted in the SF thread.

    Suicide...sucks.

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    Now reading: The Master Switch by Tim Wu

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