Celebrity Deaths

Juan Antonio Samaranch, Dead at 89

In MemoriumJuan Antonio Samaranch was 89. His 21-year term as president of the International Olympic Committee was marked by both the unprecedented growth of the games and its biggest ethics scandal.


Guru, Dead at 43

In MemoriumKeith "Guru" Elam was 43. He and DJ Premier formed Gang Starr, one of the top hip hop crews of the 1990s.

I remember picking up Daily Operation at the Sam the Record Man at Yonge and Dundas back in '92.


Peter Steele, Dead at 48

In MemoriumPeter Steele was 48. He was the vocalist and bassist of heavy metal band Type O Negative.

Here's a nice cover they did of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl".


Dixie Carter, Dead at 70

In MemoriumDixie Carter was 70. She was the actress best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker on the sitcom "Designing Women."

I remember her well as Maggie McKinney on Diff'rent Strokes.


Malcolm McLaren, Dead at 64

In MemoriumMalcolm McLaren was 64. He was the former manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls.


John Forsythe, Dead at 92

In MemoriumJohn Forsythe was 92. He was the actor best known as the voice of "Charlie" in the original television series "Charlie's Angels" and the two feature films, "Charlie's Angels" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." He also portrayed Blake Carrington in "Dynasty."


David Mills, Dead at 48

In MemoriumDavid Mills was 48. He was the award-winning TV writer and producer whose credits included celebrated series such as The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street and ER.

I will be eternally grateful for his collaborations with David Simon, especially The Wire, The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™.


Eric Tunney, Dead at 45

In MemoriumEric Tunney was 45. He was the comedian best known as Ed the Sock's co-host following the departure of Harland Williams and prior to the arrival of Humble Howard Glassman.

I couldn't find any video of Eric Tunney hosting Ed the Sock, but I did find this clip of him hosting Switchback back in 1987. Switchback was a CBC music show that, coincidentally enough, was also hosted by Humble Howard at one point. The Eric Tunney I remember was a little older than this guy and always dressed in a suit and tie.

Although Eric's death has not yet been reported by the MSM, tweets from reliable sources assure me this sad news is true. Watch Eric Tunney's Comedy Now special here.


Robert Culp, Dead at 79

In MemoriumRobert Culp was 79. He was the actor best known as Kelly Robinson in the '60s TV show I Spy and more recently as Warren Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond.

I knew him best as Bill Maxwell on The Greatest American Hero.


Fess Parker, Dead at 85

In MemoriumFess Parker was 85. He was the actor who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

I came within a Y chromosome have having a son named Daniel Boon.



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