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Have there been any celebrity deaths recently, that you weren't aware of?

Asked by Nomore_lockout (7592points) August 22nd, 2021
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I just found out today, that Jerry Jeff Walker, one of my favorite old “Outlaw Country” stars, had passed away, back in Oct. of last year. Has anything like that come to your attention?

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filmfann's avatar

The death of Sonny Chiba, who played Hatari Hanzo in Kill Bill didn’t get much media attention. He was great in the Streetfighter films.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@filmfann Evidently Walkers passing didn’t garner much attention either. At least I didn’t notice If it did. We were on the porch this afternoon talking to our neighbor lady, she was a Jerry Jeff fan as well. I mentioned that he hasn’t put anything out in a while and she told me he had died last year. Bummer.

Brian1946's avatar

Norman Lloyd, who passed away last May, at the age of 106.

Clint Walker, who went to his final frontier about 3 years ago.

rebbel's avatar

Don Everly, yesterday.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Maki Kaji, the Godfather of Sudoku, died on Aug 17th. He was 69

ragingloli's avatar

Sean Lock, one of the world’s greatest comedians, died of cancer on 16.8.

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smudges's avatar

Just throwing some out there:

Philanthropist James Hormel (1933–2021), first openly gay U.S. ambassador

Olympia Dukakis (June 20, 1931-May 1, 2021)

Bobby Bowden (1929–2021), longtime Florida State football coach

Markie Post (1950–2021), “Night Court” star

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (1946–2021), rock journalist and partner of Jim Morrison

M. Saginaw Grant (1936–2021), character actor known for “Breaking Bad,” “The Lone Ranger”

Clarence Williams III, who broke new ground as “hippie” Detective Linc Hayes on “The Mod Squad” from 1968 to 1973; he was 81.

Grammy-winning singer B.J. Thomas died at the age of 78 in May 2021.

Tawny Kitaen, who died on May 7 at age 59, was the iconic vixen in Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” video.

Grammy-winning songwriter Jim Steinman has died at the age of 73.

Lots of others I figured you already know about, like Larry King, Hall Holbrook, Cloris Leachman, Cicely Tyson, Christopher Plummer, Larry Flynt, Rush Limbaugh, George Segal, Jessica Walter, & Prince Philip

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jca2's avatar

A friend of mine didn’t know that Tom Petty died.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Humorist Jeanne Robertson just this week.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

I still can’t believe that I wasn’t aware of Jerry Jeff passing. I was always a fan of his music, which I call “Countrified hippie” type. Don’t know how I missed that, living here in the Austin vicinity.

smudges's avatar

Today – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80

filmfann's avatar

@smudges Keith Richards will be pissing on all of our graves.

Brian1946's avatar

Keith will be snorting my ashes. :-D

smudges's avatar

I heard through the grapevine that Keith attributes his longevity to the quality of drugs he (and the Stones) used to take.

Found this quote:

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards talks to the Sun about the quality of today’s drugs:

HELLRAISER Keith Richards says he has finally given up drugs—because they don’t give him Satisfaction any more. The Rolling Stones guitarist complained dealers and chemists have reduced the power of his favourite narcotics. And he doesn’t like modern drugs like ecstasy because they “mess with the brain”. Former heroin addict Keith, 62, moaned: “I really think the quality’s gone down.

“All they do is try and take the high out of everything.

“I don’t like the way they’re working on the brain area instead of just through the blood system. That’s why I don’t take any of them any more. And you’re talking to a person who knows his drugs.”

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