Celebrity Death Thread 2013

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Jon, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I'll go ahead and get this one started. It's officially 2013 on the east coast, so.....

    The list of those that will be missed from 2013:

    Patti Page, Singer (Tennessee Waltz, How Much is that Doggie in the Window) - Natural causes
    Tony Lip, Actor (The Sopranos), Natural Causes
    Ned Wertimer, Actor (The Jeffersons), Complications from Fall.
    Sammy Johns, 66, American singer-songwriter ("Chevy Van", "America") - 01.04
    David R. Ellis, Director (Snakes on a Plane), Unknown cause
    Conrad Bain, Actor (Different Strokes), Natural Causes
    Pauline Phillips, Advice Columnist ‘Dear Abby’, Alzheimer’s Disease
    Chris Cassatt, Cartoonist (Shoe), Unknown
    Robert F. Chew, Actor (The Wire), Heart Failure
    Earl Weaver, MLB Manager (Baltimore Orioles), Natural Causes
    Stan Musial, MLB Hall of Famer, (St. Louis Cardinals), Natural Causes
    Michael Winner, Director (Death Wish), Heart and Liver Ailments
    Jake McNiece, D-Day Paratrooper, Natural Causes
    Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner, Singer (Ohio Players), Cancer
    Patty Andrews, Singer (Andrews Sisters), Natural Causes
    Jeff Lewis, Former Denver Broncos QB, Unknown
    Caleb Moore, X Games Athlete, Complications from Injuries suffered

    Ed Koch, Former NYC Mayor, Congestive Heart Failure
    Reg Presley, Lead Singer (The Troggs), Lung Cancer, Stroke
    Lavonne Paire-Davis, Inspiration for ‘A League of their Own’, Natural Causes
    Paul Tanner, Trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), Natural Causes
    Robin Sachs, Actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Unknown
    Jim Sweeney, Former Fresno State Head Coach, Natural Causes
    John Kerr, Actor (Tea & Sympathy), Natural Causes
    Rick Huxley, Bass Player (Dave Clark Five), Emphysema
    Tom Aspell, NBC News reporter, Cancer
    Shadow Morton, 60‘s Record Producer, Cancer
    Mindy McCready, Country singer, Suicide
    Jerry Buss, L.A. Lakers Executive, Natural Causes
    Tony Sheridan, Early Beatles collaborator, Long Illness,
    Damon Harris, Singer, Temptations, Prostate Cancer
    Lou Myers, Actor (A Different World), Heart-Related
    Magic Slim, Blues Guitarist, Health Problems
    Cleotha Staples, Singer (Staples Singers), Alzheimer’s Disease
    Everett Koop, Former Surgeon General, Natural Causes
    Dan Toler, Guitarist (Allman Brothers), Lou Gehrig’s Disease
    Van Cliburn, Pianist, Bone Cancer
    Richard Street, Singer (Temptations), Blood Clot in lung
    Dale Robertson, Actor (Death Valley Days), Natural Causes

    Bonnie Franklin, Actress (One Day At A Time), Pancreatic Cancer
    Bobby Rogers, Musician (The Miracles), Lengthy Illness
    Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Cancer
    William Moody (AKA Paul Bearer), WWE Manager, Unknown Cause
    Alvin Lee, Musician (Ten Years After), Surgical Complications
    Stompin’ Tom Connors, Musician (hockey song), Natural Causes
    Peter Banks, Guitarist (Yes), Heart Failure
    Clive Burr, Drummer (Iron Maiden), Complications from MS
    Jason Molina, Musician, Natural Causes
    Bobby Smith, Lead Singer (The Spinners), Lung Cancer
    Malachi Throne, Actor (It Takes A Thief), Unknown Cause
    Harry Reams, Actor (Deep Throat), Pancreatic Cancer
    Ray Williams, Former NY Knicks Guard, Unknown Cause
    Joe Wieder, Bodybuilding/Fitness Pioneer, Natural Causes
    Virgil ‘Fire’ Trucks, MLB Pitcher/Uncle of Derek Trucks, Unknown Cause
    Richard Griffiths, Actor (Harry Potter), Heart Surgery Complications
    Ralph Klein, Former Alberta Premier/Mayor of Calgary, COPD
    Robert Zildjian, Founder of Sabian Cymbal Company, Unknown Cause
    Phil Ramone, Music Producer (Billy Joel, among others), aortic aneurysm
    Bob Clarke, Longtime Mad Magazine Illustrator, Natural Causes 03.31

    Jack Pardee, Former Bears Coach, Cancer
    Chuck Fairbanks, Coach (CU, New England Patriots), Brain Cancer
    Jane Henson, Muppets Collaborator, Cancer
    William H. Ginsburg, Lawyer/Clinton Sex Scandal figure, Cancer
    Roger Ebert, Film Critic/Columnist (Chicago Sun-Times), Cancer
    Johnny Esaw, Canadian Sportscaster, Natural Causes
    Andy Johns, Record Producer (Led Zeppelin IV, Exile on Main Street), Unknown
    Margaret Thatcher, Former UK Prime Minister, Stroke
    Annette Funicello, Actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Party movies), MS Complications
    Jonathan Winters, Comedian/Actor, Natural Causes
    Frank Bank, Actor (Leave it to Beaver), Unknown
    Charlie Wilson, 70, American politician, member of the US House (2007–2011), Ohio House (1997–2005) and Ohio Senate (2005–2007), complications of a stroke 4.14
    Chi Cheng, Bassist (Deftones), Injuries from Car Crash
    Sir Colin Davis, Conductor (London Symphony Orchestra), short illness
    Pat Summerall, CBS Sports Broadcaster, Cardiac Arrest
    George Beverly Shea, Gospel Singer, Brief Illness
    Richard LeParmentier, Actor (Star Wars), unknown
    Rita McNeil, Canadian Singer, Surgery Complications
    Storm Thorgerson, Album Cover Artist (Dark Side of the Moon, among others), Cancer
    Chrissy Amphlett, Singer (The DiVinyls), Breast Cancer
    Richie Havens, Folk Singer, First act at Woodstock, Kidney Complications
    Allan Arbus, Actor (M*A*S*H), Natural Causes
    George Jones, Country Singer, Natural Causes
    Brad Lesley, Actor/Former MLB Player, Kidney Failure
    Bob Brozman, Guitarist, Unknown Cause
    Cordell ‘Boogie’ Mosson, Bassist (P-Funk), Unknown Cause
    Deanna Durbin, 1930’s Child Star, Natural Causes
    Mike Gray, 77, American director, screenwriter (The China Syndrome, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and author, heart failure - 04.30


    Chris Kelly, Rapper (Kriss Kross), Drug Overdose - 05.01
    Jeff Hanneman, Guitarist (Slayer), Spider Bite - 05.02
    Mario Machado, 78, American news anchor, journalist and actor (Scarface, RoboCop, St. Elmo's Fire), Parkinson's disease - 05.04
    Ray Harryhausen, 92, American stop-motion animator (Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans) - 05.07
    Jeanne Cooper, 84, American actress (The Young and the Restless) - 05.08
    Bryan Forbes, 86, British actor (The League of Gentlemen), film director (The Stepford Wives) and screenwriter (Chaplin) - 05.08
    Jack Butler, 85, American Hall of Fame football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), complications from a staph infection. - 05.11
    Joyce Brothers, 85, American psychologist, newspaper columnist, and actress (Loaded Weapon 1, Spy Hard), respiratory failure - 05.13
    Chuck Muncie, 60, American football player (New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers), heart attack - 05.13
    Fred White, 76, American sports broadcaster (Kansas City Royals), complications of melanoma - 05.15
    Dick Trickle, 71, American NASCAR driver, suicide by gunshot - 05.16
    Alan O'Day, 72, American singer and songwriter ("Undercover Angel", "Angie Baby"), brain cancer. - 05.17
    Steve Forrest, 87, American actor (Dallas, North Dallas Forty, S.W.A.T) - 05.18
    Ray Manzarek, 74, American rock musician (The Doors), bile duct cancer - 05.20
    Trevor Bolder, 62, British musician (David Bowie, Uriah Heep), cancer. - 05.21
    Ed Shaughnessy, 84, American drummer (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson), heart attack - 05.24
    Jean Stapleton, 90, American actress (All in the Family, You've Got Mail) - 05-31
    Tim Samaras, 55, American tornado chaser (Storm Chasers, TWISTEX), tornado injuries - 05.31

    These are the rules.
    The celebrity in question must be deceased.
    They must have been a celebrity prior to their death.
    If there is a question that they are a celebrity, their status must get a second vote by another DRC member.
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  2. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    Central Time Zone, about to join this thread. It would be weird, if somebody just died on the west coast and would have be posted back in the 2012 thread.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Here's hoping Zsa Zsa is the one! :mad:

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  4. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    I wouldn't know but George HW Bush, has been hospitalized for over an week. I prefer him over his son, but I would hate to see him go soon?
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    The best of health and happiness to all (especially GH) and hopefully this years list is very short.

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  6. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    The person who ordered the pizza to be delivered to my house at 02:45
  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Sorry. Thought you were hungry.

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  8. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Don't want any Abe Vigota's in this thread I guess?

    Should also add in 2013 for the rule sticklers.
  9. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    We have a, uh, winner....

    Patti Page, Honey-Voiced ’50s Pop Sensation, Dies at 85
    Published: January 2, 2013

    Patti Page, the apple-cheeked, honey-voiced alto whose sentimental, soothing, sometimes silly hits like “Tennessee Waltz,” “Old Cape Cod” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” made her one of the most successful pop singers of the 1950s, died on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.

  10. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

  11. jef

    jef Power Pig, Hello!

    Well that didn't take long...
  12. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Tony Lip, an actor known for playing mobsters on “The Sopranos” and in many feature films, died on Friday in Teaneck, N.J. He was 82.

    Family members told The Record of Woodland Park that Mr. Lip, whose real name was Frank Anthony Vallelonga and who lived in Paramus, died at a hospital in Teaneck after several years of failing health.

    Mr. Lip was best known for playing the mob kingpin Carmine Lupertazzi in several episodes of “The Sopranos,” the HBO series about the personal and professional life of a troubled mob boss played by James Gandolfini. He made his movie debut in an uncredited role as a wedding guest in “The Godfather” and also appeared in “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull,” “Donnie Brasco” and other films.

  13. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

  14. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    He even has a mob name. Yo that's Tony the Lip!
  15. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I was thinking. A few of the cast actually did time in prison for mob ties. I know the guy who played Paulie Walnuts was in the Colombo crime family during the 60's. Way to keep it authentic.
  16. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Ralph the Doorman joins George Jefferson in the deluxe apartment in the sky.


    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died.

    Wertimer's manager Brad Lemack said Tuesday that the 89-year-old actor died at a Los Angeles-area nursing home on Jan. 2, following a November fall at his home in Burbank.

    News from The Associated Press
  17. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Seconded. I remember him.
  18. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member


    David R. Ellis, Film Director, Dies at 60
    Published: January 8, 2013

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — David R. Ellis, the director of “Snakes on a Plane,” the 2006 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson that veered between humor and horror and became an Internet sensation even before its release, died here on Monday. He was 60.
  19. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    That movie was dogshit
  20. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

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