Celebrity Deaths

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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Pete Quaife, Dead at 66
Published by Toronto Mike on June 25, 2010 @ 00:27 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumPete Quaife was 66. He was the original bassist in the Kinks who played with the British Invasion band from their formation in 1961 through 1969.

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Manute Bol, Dead at 47
Published by Toronto Mike on June 19, 2010 @ 15:28 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumManute Bol was 47. He was the 7-foot-6 NBA star who played 10 seasons with the Bullets, Warriors, Sixers and Heat before devoting his life to humanitarian efforts in his native Sudan.

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Garry Shider, Dead at 56
Published by Toronto Mike on June 17, 2010 @ 22:20 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumGarry Shider was 56. He was the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic whose funky guitar work, songwriting skills and musical arrangements thrilled fans around the globe and earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Jimmy Dean, Dead at 81
Published by Toronto Mike on June 14, 2010 @ 10:52 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumJimmy Dean was 81. He was the country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand.

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John Wooden, Dead at 99
Published by Toronto Mike on June 4, 2010 @ 23:51 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumJohn Wooden was 99. He was college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever.

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