Saying Goodbye Pt. 3

(Zone 7a)

The last thread was getting long and we've moved into a new year. We came from here...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1084625/

Join us in saying goodbye to our beloved celebrities, famous and infamouus.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I didn't know Peter until they said he was Kobayshi in Usual Suspects. Then the announcer read a quote from somebody describing Peter's distinctively craggy features and cheekbones. Then I pictured him.

Poor ZsaZsa- not much glamour in an amputation.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Bill Erwin, another oldtimer, has gone: http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/seinfeld-grump-bill-erwins-death-moves-the-web--2047
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0259984/

(Zone 7a)

I won't say it a third time...

He was one of those you see but don't know their name. I recognize him every time I see him. A well-loved face.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Gerry Rafferty, 63, of alcoholism. A very sad tale. Another one I should remember but don't.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/04/gerry-rafferty-obituary

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

OH... I remember Gerry Rafferty. wow... what a shame.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Baker Street was right in my music listening years. did you see that, still getting 80 k pounds a year royalties?!

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 5a)

I have "Stuck in the Middle with You" on a 45 rpm single. I also have the digital version as well and listen to it quite often. It's a great song! So sad.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right- that one?

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Man they are indeed closing all the "great hotels"

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Also New Wave icon bassist Mick Karn at 52 of cancer

http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=620724>1=28102&silentchk=1&wa=wsignin1.0

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 5a)

Sally,
Yes, that's the song!
Mike

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks for the examples, everyone. At least now I remember the songs even if I still don't remember Rafferty.

I don't remember Karn either, but it's a darned shame that he died so young, leaving a young child behind. Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I'm not deep into music and never realized that was Gerry Rafferty's song

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 5a)

Sally,
I'm so embarrassed; Stuck in the middle with you is by Steelers Wheel. I don't know why I thought it was a Gerry Rafferty song? Hmmm... I guess age is catching up with me. (:o( My memory is just horrible. I think I feel Alzheimer's coming on.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Hey no problem! Same thing happens here
: ^)

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Gerry Rafferty wrote and performed Stuck in The Middle With You while he was a member of Stealer's Wheel.....you were right the whole time.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

British Director, Peter Yates, 81, of Parkinson's Disease. he directed Steve McQueen in BULLIT.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=621415>1=28101

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

I just heard about this today. At least he had a long life!

(Zone 7a)

I was talking to one of my brothers about this thread yesterday and he told me he will die when he is 83. I asked how he knew that. He said, because his birth certificate expires that year.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

OOOOO...I didn't know they came with PRINTED expiration dates....GRIN

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

LOL!!! Your brother has a great sense of humor!

(Zone 7a)

Yes, he does! LOL My other brother has a handicap placard that says,
"Permanent
EXPIRES 9-30-2013"

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

HEHEHEHEHEHE!!!

(Zone 7a)

I thought the same thing. ^_^

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Here we go again - David Nelson, the elder son on Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, died today at age 74 of complications from colon cancer: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/11/2577928/david-nelson-last-surviving-member.html

(Zone 7a)

another one... the year is starting off bad.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

It sure is. There have been several others, but I haven't added them because they weren't very well known outside of the industry.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Guy that was on Touched by an Angel just passed away
http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/john-dye-touched-by-an-angel-star-dies-at-47--2105

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

I recognize the face, but not the name. It's always a shame when someone dies that young.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Trish Keenan, British electropop star, 42 from complications from Swine flu/pneumonia.

http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/14/broadcast-trish-keenan-dies/?icid=maing%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec2_lnk1%7C36477

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Quote from flowAjen :
Guy that was on Touched by an Angel just passed away
http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/john-dye-touched-by-an-angel-star-dies-at-47--2105


Since i never watched Touched by an Angel, I did not check out the link -- but then, today, I read that John Dye died.... and put 2 and 2 together.

I do recall he was in Tour of Duty a long time ago.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Another young one that I didn't know. Very sad.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

British actress Susannah York, one of the leading stars of British and Hollywood films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London of cancer. She was 72.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110116/ap_on_en_mo/eu_britain_obit_york

(Zone 7a)

72 is still too young.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

It is a little like life erosion. So many household names from my childhood on are slipping away. Almost like life's ocean slowly eroding the underpinnings of of our mortal safe harbor.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Well said, moon and kwanjin. It's hell watching your own mortality sneaking up on you.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Don Kirshner, music producer and promoter, died yesterday at age 76 of heart failure.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/18/obit.kirshner/

This message was edited Jan 18, 2011 9:29 PM

(Zone 7a)

I used to watch the Rock Concert. I loved it.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

He was certainly a driving force for mainstreaming rock n roll.. Somehow the Freddie Mercury song "Another one bites the dust" keeps running through my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBg_ZZHuc6E

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