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Pulled from the last couple posts of the 2017 one which bled into 2018

 

Since nobody is going to post one for 2018, I will.

 

 

Darlanne Fluegel (To Live and Die in L.A., Once Upon a Time in America, Tough Guys, Battle Beyond the Stars, Running Scared) passed away after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer's.

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/darlanne-fluegel-dead-live-die-la-running-scared-actress-was-64-1071449

 

90s Child Star Jon Paul Steuer Dead at Age 33

 

He played Worf's son, Alexander Rozhenko, on TNG

 

Jerry Van Dyke

 

John Young, the US longest serving astronaut has passed away at age 87: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/john-young-moon-walker-and-nasas-longest-serving-astronaut-dies-at-87/2018/01/06/5ef1d15c-f313-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?utm_term=.7252ebe8f89a

 

Young joined NASA from the US Navy. He started out as a Fire control Officer on a destroyer during the Korean War. Later he went to flight training, became a fighter pilot, and eventually a squadron commander. He retired from the Navy as a Captain and joined the Astronaut Corps in "Group 2" for Project Gemini. He flew as the pilot of Gemini 3, the Commander of Gemini 10, the Command Module Pilot on Apollo 10 and finally he landed on the moon as the commander of Apollo 16. Later he commanded the first Space Shuttle flight and then STS-9 two years later. 

 

God Speed Captain Young. We thank you for your service.

 

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My distinct Cranberries memory: Had them on my walkman on the bus trip over to my first X-Country race my freshman year. Won my Frosh/Soph race. Didn't win another one that year...but then again, I never played my No Need to Argue cassette again.

 

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RIP Bradford Dillman - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bradford-dillman-dead-actor-compulsion-way-we-were-was-87-1075818

 

He was in a lot of movies (like Compulsion, with Dean Stockwell, or The Iceman Cometh) and Broadway (O'Neil's Long Journey into Night) but also was a perennial guest star in TV shows through the 60s and 70s (including a meglomaniac in a Man from UNCLE two-parter and as a victim in a memorable Columbo).

 

And RIP Peter Wyngarde, star of TV's Jason King (and appeared on a number of ITV shows as a guest star) and the movie Burn, Witch! Burn!

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Wizard of Earthsea was the first good book I read and it is still one of my favourites.  ;(

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/johann-johannsson-visionary-composer-behind-sicario-dies-at-48-1083619

 

This is shocking, and truly sad. Johann Johannsson was one of the most interesting and promising score composers at the present time. This is a huge loss, and at a relatively young age too. R.I.P.

 

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From the sounds of it, a heart attack.

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Am I only one who finds this topic kinda morbid?

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Am I only one who finds this topic kinda morbid?

Eh, it's like an obituary page. And it's always guaranteed to be a rolling thread as people die and what not.

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