Celebrity Deaths

Rich Cronin, Dead at 36
Published by Toronto Mike on September 9, 2010 @ 15:50 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumRich Cronin was 36. He was the lead singer and songwriter of successful 90s boy band LFO, best known for their hits "Summer Girls" and "Girl on TV".

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Robert Schimmel, Dead at 60
Published by Toronto Mike on September 4, 2010 @ 14:25 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumRobert Schimmel was 60. He was a standup comic I knew best from his frequent guest appearances on Howard Stern's radio show.

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Bobby Thomson, Dead at 86
Published by Toronto Mike on August 17, 2010 @ 15:19 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBobby Thomson was 86. He hit the famed "Shot Heard 'Round the World" that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants.

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Bobby Hebb, Dead at 72
Published by Toronto Mike on August 3, 2010 @ 20:40 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBobby Hebb was 72. His 1966 pop music classic "Sunny" described a sincere smile from a woman that lifted the singer's burdens.

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Lorenzen Wright, Dead at 34
Published by Toronto Mike on July 28, 2010 @ 17:18 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumLorenzen Wright was 34. He played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Cavaliers, Clippers, Hawks, Grizzlies, and Kings.

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Maury Chaykin, Dead at 61
Published by Toronto Mike on July 27, 2010 @ 17:20 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumMaury Chaykin was 61. He was the prolific and award-winning actor who appeared in such films as Whale Music and Dances with Wolves.

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George Steinbrenner, Dead at 80
Published by Toronto Mike on July 13, 2010 @ 09:59 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumGeorge Steinbrenner was 80. He had owned the Yankees since 1973, winning seven World Series championships over that time.

Larry David voiced a great Steinbrenner on Seinfeld.

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Harvey Pekar, Dead at 70
Published by Toronto Mike on July 12, 2010 @ 11:51 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumHarvey Pekar was 70. His "American Splendor" comics, which he began publishing in 1976, chronicled his grousing about work, money and the monotony of life.

Here's his classic appearance on Letterman from 1988 when he got banned from the show.

And if you haven't yet seen American Splendor, the 2003 biopic starring Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar, you're missing out. It's fantastic.


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Bob Sheppard, Dead at 99
Published by Toronto Mike on July 11, 2010 @ 14:57 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBob Sheppard was 99. He was the longtime New York Yankees public address announcer.

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Bob Probert, Dead at 45
Published by Toronto Mike on July 5, 2010 @ 17:03 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBob Probert was 45. He was the former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawk known best for his 231 career fights and his 3300 PIMs.

I'll never forget his Norris division tilts with Wendel Clark.

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