Saying Goodbye, Part 5

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Thought it was time to start a new thread. We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1186985/

This message was edited Sep 11, 2011 10:20 AM

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Cliff Robertson died yesterday of natural causes. He was 88.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-cliff-robertson-20110911,0,4031128.story

This message was edited Sep 11, 2011 10:19 AM

(Zone 7a)

A link to the last thread is helpful. I missed this until I thought to look.

Very sad. He just celebrated a birthday, too. Truly, one of the great actors and will be missed.

(Zone 7a)

And another way too young...Andy Whitfield.

http://news.yahoo.com/spartacus-star-whitfield-dies-lymphoma-39-004301065.html

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Yeah - isn't that a damned shame? So young!

BTW: I meant to post a note in Part 4 that we were over here now. I've now done so. Sorry about that!

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

We can add Betty Skelton to the list. 85, first woman inducted into the Int, Aerobatic Hall of Fame, first female INDY driver, First woman inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Broke 2 altitude world records in 1959. Her personal stunt plane is part of the Smithsonian.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-betty-skelton-20110911,0,5410895.story

(Zone 7a)

I am sad to say, I've never heard of her until now. What a life!

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Yes, amazing! And she did most of it when she was in her 20s and early 30s! Amelia Earhart, Shirley Muldowney and Danica Patrick, eat your hearts out!

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

And Frances Bay, 92...veteran actress

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=670198>1=28101

(Zone 7a)

Hard to believe Frances was in her 50s before starting her acting career. Hmmm...I'M in my 50s...heh heh heh...

It's difficult to lose so many at once.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Boy, that's sure a lot, isn't it? And I have one more to add - Dolores Hope, Bob Hope's wife, died this morning of natural causes. She was 102. Talk about a full life!

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20529802,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontent

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Both she and Bob had really long lives...he was 100-101 when he died.

(Zone 7a)

It's all that laughter. 'They' say laughing makes you live longer and I agree.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I've always heard laughter was the best medicine....

Sadly, Tom Wilson Sr, 80. He created Ziggy and the Carebears.

http://www.pbpulse.com/gossip/celeb-stalker/deaths/2011/09/20/ziggy-comic-creator-tom-wilson-sr-dead-at-80/

(Zone 7a)

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Sad news. Certainly a huge figure in our lifetime.

(Zone 7a)

I didn't know the 'mouse' was his idea. We'd be doing doing things very differently, if not for that.

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

I did not know that either. I am thankful for the movies he helped bring to the big screen.
Cars, Toy Story, Up ,Finding Nemo

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

A tragically short life for a brilliant man. i am sure his name will be listed beside the other great inventors...Franklin, Bell, Marconi, Tesla

(Zone 7a)

I have been corrected...SJ did not invent the idea for the mouse, he just fine tuned it.

(Zone 7a)

Charles Napier, the hard military guy who matched wits with Rambo has passed away. He also did many voices for TV.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=673949&ocid=ansent11

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Didn't he play the country singer in the Blues Brothers movie also?

(Zone 7a)

I had to look that up. Yes, he was in that one.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Been a while, but thought I remembered him in that.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Pianist Roger Williams, 87

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=674554>1=28102

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Founder and former bassist for the band Weezer, Mikey Welsh, 40

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44834333

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ssqro3u1lY&feature=related

This message was edited Oct 9, 2011 4:04 PM

(Zone 7a)

I saw this on the news last night. Such a tragic loss.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Yes that is sad.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Andy Rooney, 92, complications from surgery

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45173371

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

I just read that.... sad day. I enjoyed watching him.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

He certainly did have a style of his own.

(Zone 7a)

I didn't much care for him but mom and I used to watch 60 Minutes and she would get a kick out of him. It was fun just to see her laugh. A sad day, indeed.

I see that Joe Frazier has liver cancer. He was pure grace when he fought. It will be sad to see him go, too.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

yes, he was an icon.

I read somewhere, and didnt grab the link...
an actor from Willy Wonka -- the original, passed away. he was Violet's father in the movie... was in his 80's i think.

I'll see if i can find it again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/05/leonard-stone-dead-willy-wonka_n_1077633.html
Leonard Stone - age 87

This message was edited Nov 5, 2011 9:45 PM

(Zone 7a)

That's sad to see, as well but what an unfortunate article title...

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I agree, they could have placed his age in there....makes ya wonder if it is accident or intent.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

It can't be 60 minutes without Andy Rooney. He'll have an interesting bio I expect.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Joe Frazier passed away this evening... just heard about it during Monday Night Football.

Lost another great one.

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