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Johnnie Walters, Dead at 90

I still remember walking Yonge Street and participating in a trivia contest hosted by CKCO-TV's Johnnie Walters. I still remember the larger than life laugh when I cracked a lame joke. That show Johnnie Walters was hosting was called Trivia Company, and he hosted it from 1984 to 1988. During
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Bobby Caldwell, Dead at 71

Bobby Caldwell is the singer best known for his signature song "What You Won't Do for Love" from his double platinum debut album Bobby Caldwell in 1978. Bobby Caldwell also wrote the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "The Next Time I Fall" for Amy Grant and Peter Cetera.
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Robert Blake, Dead at 89

Robert Blake was the child actor who appeared in Our Gang short films before transitioning into adult roles, including his Emmy Award-winning role of Tony Baretta in Baretta. In March 2005, Blake was tried and acquitted of the 2001 murder of his second wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.
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Chaim Topol, Dead at 87

Chaim Topol was the actor, singer, and illustrator best known for his portrayal of Tevye, the lead role in the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof and the 1971 film adaptation, performing this role more than 3,500 times from the late 1960s through 2009. He won a Golden Globe
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Aunt Sandy was 96

If you've ever heard a Pandemic Friday episode of Toronto Mike'd featuring Stu Stone, or #TOAST when Stu was a regular, you likely heard Stu's Aunt Sandy updates. Stu and his Aunt Sandy were very close, and listeners were regaled with stories about Sandy's trip to Vegas, her lottery wins,
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Wayne Shorter, Dead at 89

Wayne Shorter was a 12-time Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer. In addition to his own celebrated albums and his work over eight decades with jazz supergroup the Weather Reporter, he also  collaborated with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, and Joni Mitchell.
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Richard Belzer, Dead at 78

Richard Belzer is the standup comic turned actor who is best known for his role as BPD Detective, NYPD Detective/Sergeant, and DA Investigator John Munch. Richard Belzer played John Munch in the following programs: Homicide: Life on the StreetLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & OrderThe X-FilesThe BeatLaw &
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Melinda Dillon, Dead at 83

Melinda Dillon was the actress nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Jillian Guiler in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Teresa Perrone in Absence of Malice. She is well known for her role as Mother Parker in the holiday classic A Christmas
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