Celebrity Deaths

Chuck Tanner, Dead at 82
Published by Toronto Mike on February 12, 2011 @ 11:59 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumChuck Tanner was 82. He managed four teams from 1970 to 1988, posting an overall record of 1,352-1,381 over 19 seasons. He's best known for leading the “We Are Family” Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history.


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Maria Schneider, Dead at 58
Published by Toronto Mike on February 3, 2011 @ 22:50 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumMaria Schneider was 58. She was best known for her role opposite Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris.


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Jack LaLanne, Dead at 96
Published by Toronto Mike on January 23, 2011 @ 23:02 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumJack LaLanne was 96. He was a fitness, exercise, nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who had been called "the godfather of fitness".

I remember him best from his Power Juicer infomercials.


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Roy Hartsfield, Dead at 85
Published by Toronto Mike on January 17, 2011 @ 23:28 in Celebrity Deaths, Toronto Blue Jays

In MemoriumRoy Hartsfield was 85. He was the first manager of our Toronto Blue Jays, compiling a record of 166-318 (.343) in 484 games.

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John Dye, Dead at 47
Published by Toronto Mike on January 11, 2011 @ 20:52 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumJohn Dye was 47. He's best known for playing Andrew on the television series "Touched by an Angel."

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Gerry Rafferty, Dead at 63
Published by Toronto Mike on January 4, 2011 @ 17:16 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumGerry Rafferty was 63. He was the singer best known for hit tracks Stuck in the Middle With You and Baker Street.

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Anne Francis, Dead at 80
Published by Toronto Mike on January 3, 2011 @ 15:36 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumAnne Francis was 80. She was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was a sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV.

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Pete Postlethwaite, Dead at 64
Published by Toronto Mike on January 3, 2011 @ 09:39 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumPete Postlethwaite was 64. He was the Oscar-nominated actor who starred in "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects."

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Bobby Farrell, Dead at 61
Published by Toronto Mike on December 30, 2010 @ 14:00 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBobby Farrell was 61. He was the charismatic frontman of Boney M.

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Teena Marie, Dead at 54
Published by Toronto Mike on December 26, 2010 @ 20:57 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumTeena Marie was 54. She made history as Motown's first white act but developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like "Lovergirl," "Square Biz," and "Fire and Desire" with mentor Rick James. I know her song "Ooo La La La" best from it being sampled in the Fugees' "Fu-Gee-La".

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