Celebrity Deaths

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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Steve Landesberg, Dead at 74
Published by Toronto Mike on December 21, 2010 @ 10:09 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumSteve Landesberg was 74. He was best known for his role as a cerebral detective on the TV sitcom "Barney Miller."

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Blake Edwards, Dead at 88
Published by Toronto Mike on December 16, 2010 @ 17:01 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBlake Edwards was 88. He was a writer and director who became a Hollywood master of screwball farces and rude comedies like “Victor/Victoria” and the “Pink Panther” movies.

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Bob Feller, Dead at 92
Published by Toronto Mike on December 15, 2010 @ 22:18 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBob Feller was 92. He was a Hall of Fame pitcher who won 266 games in an 18-year career with the Cleveland Indians.

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Mark Dailey, Dead at 57
Published by Toronto Mike on December 6, 2010 @ 15:56 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumMark Dailey was 57. He was a crime reporter for stations in Ohio and at CKLW a.k.a. The Big 8 in Windsor before moving to Toronto in 1974 where he worked at Citytv for the past 30 years.

A couple of days ago, as news of his poor health spread, I wrote about Mark and what he meant to the cultural fabric of this city. He truly was the voice of Toronto and he will be missed.

from BBS upload

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Don Meredith, Dead at 72
Published by Toronto Mike on December 6, 2010 @ 13:43 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumDon Meredith was 72. "Dandy" Don Meredith was a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Monday Night Football broadcast legend.

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Ron Santo, Dead at 70
Published by Toronto Mike on December 3, 2010 @ 08:15 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumRon Santo was 70. He was a legend in Chicago as a former Cubs third baseman-turned-wildly popular announcer. He finished his major league career with a .277 average over 15 major league seasons, with 342 home runs and 1,331 RBIs.

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Jim Kelley, Dead at 61
Published by Toronto Mike on November 30, 2010 @ 22:30 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumJim Kelley was 61. He was a longtime sports writer and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who recently worked alongside Bob McCown co-hosting Prime Time Sports on The Fan 590.

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Leslie Nielsen, Dead at 84
Published by Toronto Mike on November 28, 2010 @ 20:24 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumLeslie Nielsen was 84. He experienced success as a serious actor in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure before achieving his greatest successes in the comedy films Airplane! and The Naked Gun.

I absolutely adored Leslie Nielsen in Airplane! and The Naked Gun. Here's a little something I wrote about the latter.

And of course, he was a proud member of The Canadian Conspiracy who I once proposed should be on our $5 bill. RIP, Leslie.

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