In Memoriam

Dr. Robert Buckman, Dead at 63

In MemoriumDr. Robert Buckman was 63. He was a popular medical advice columnist, humourist and leading cancer specialist at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Mikey Welsh Predicted His Own Death on Twitter

mikey welsh twitterMikey Welsh, who played bass for Weezer between 1998 and 2001, died in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday. He was only 40 years old.

What's fascinating is that Mikey Welsh predicted his death on Twitter. Tweeting as @MikeyWelsh71 on September 26, he tweeted the following:

dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today.

And shortly after, he clarified...

correction - the weekend after next

Here's the screen grab I just captured.

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Welsh replaced Matt Sharp and played on the Green album.

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Al Davis, Dead at 82

In MemoriumAl Davis was 82. He was the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit.

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Steve Jobs, Dead at 56

In MemoriumSteve Jobs was 56. He was the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology.

From http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

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Frances Bay, Dead at 92

In MemoriumFrances Bay was 92. She was the Canadian character actress who frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted grandmothers.

I'll always remember her best for playing Happy Gilmore's grandma...

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...and Mabel Choate on Seinfeld.

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She loved her marble rye bread!

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Cliff Robertson, Dead at 88

In MemoriumCliff Robertson was 88. He won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly but is best known to you kids as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy.


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Andy Whitfield, Dead at 39

In MemoriumAndy Whitfield was 39. He starred as Spartacus in the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand".


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Igor Korolev, Dead at 41

In MemoriumIgor Korolev was 41. He played 12 NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks. His tenure with the Leafs lasted four seasons and 297 games, resulting in 161 points.

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Alexander Karpovtsev, Dead at 41

In MemoriumAlexander Karpovtsev was 41. He played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers. His 125 games with the Leafs in 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 resulted in 44 points.

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Brad McCrimmon, Dead at 52

In MemoriumBrad McCrimmon was 52. He played defence for Boston, Philadelphia, Calgary, Detroit, Hartford and Phoenix from 1979-80 to 1996-97, collecting 81 goals, 322 assists and 1,416 penalty minutes in 1,222 NHL games.

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