Celebrity Deaths

Teddy Pendergrass, Dead at 59
Published by Toronto Mike on January 14, 2010 @ 10:48 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumTeddy Pendergrass was 59. He was one of the premier R&B singers in America, leading Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes to the top of the charts with indelible soul classics such as "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and "I Miss You."

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Art Clokey, Dead at 88
Published by Toronto Mike on January 9, 2010 @ 09:37 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumArt Clokey was 88. He was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, creating Gumby and Davey and Goliath.

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Vic Chesnutt, Dead at 45
Published by Toronto Mike on December 25, 2009 @ 20:43 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumVic Chesnutt was 45. He was the acclaimed singer-songwriter who built a devoted following with his folk-rock songs, many of which dealt eloquently with themes of pain and mortality.

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George Michael, Dead at 70
Published by Toronto Mike on December 24, 2009 @ 12:59 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumGeorge Michael was 70. He was a veteran Washington sportscaster who gained national recognition with his syndicated "The George Michael Sports Machine" highlights show.

I used to watch The George Michael Sports Machine in the late 80s and early 90s. Here's a clip:

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Alaina Reed-Amini, Dead at 63
Published by Toronto Mike on December 22, 2009 @ 11:33 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumAlaina Reed-Amini was 63. She was the actress best known for her long-running roles on "Sesame Street" and "227."

I knew her best as Gordon's sister Olivia on the show that helped raise me.


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Brittany Murphy, Dead at 32
Published by Toronto Mike on December 20, 2009 @ 14:44 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumBrittany Murphy was 32. She was the actress known for her roles in such films as "Clueless," "8 Mile" and "Girl Interrupted".

My kids knew her best as the voice of Gloria in Happy Feet.

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Chris Henry, Dead at 26
Published by Toronto Mike on December 17, 2009 @ 12:00 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumChris Henry was 26. He was a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.

His best season with the Bengals was in 2006, when the wide receiver tallied 36 catches for 605 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games.

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Oral Roberts, Dead at 91
Published by Toronto Mike on December 15, 2009 @ 17:39 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumOral Roberts was 91. He was a pioneer in televangelism who founded a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university that bears his name.

Here's a cut from 1989 that I dug. It's MC 900 Ft. Jesus with "Truth is Out of Style".

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Haydain Neale of Jacksoul, Dead at 39
Published by Toronto Mike on November 23, 2009 @ 20:42 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumHaydain Neale was 39. He was the Juno Award-winning lead singer of Jacksoul.

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Soupy Sales, Dead at 83
Published by Toronto Mike on October 23, 2009 @ 10:11 in Celebrity Deaths

In MemoriumSoupy Sales was 83. He was a pioneer of slapstick television comedy who once estimated he had taken 20,000 pies in the face.

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