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In Memoriam

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Allan Slaight, Dead at 90

Allan Slaight was the broadcasting mogul who helped build up Toronto’s venerable music radio stations CHUM and Q-107.  Organizations including the Junos, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Week and Hot Docs have benefited from Slaight support and named awards and funds after him.
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Norm Macdonald, Dead at 61

I've always been a big Norm Macdonald fan. Heck, I even loved Dirty Work. Few comedians made me laugh as consistently as Norm Macdonald.  From his work on "Saturday Night Live" to his priceless appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien", his role as Death on "Family Guy" and his
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Ed Asner, Dead at 91

Ed Asner was the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the drama Lou Grant. My kids know him best as Santa Claus in
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Tom T. Hall, Dead at 85

Tom T. Hall was the consummate country songwriter who penned the classic "That's How I Got To Memphis, captured life's intimate details with lighthearted songs such as "I Like Beer" and showcased era-defining sharpness with "Harper Valley PTA,"
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Bill Davis, Dead at 92

Bill Davis served as the 18th Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985. Davis was first elected as the MPP for Peel in the 1959 provincial election where he was a backbencher in Leslie Frost's government. Under John Robarts, he was minister of education. He succeeded Robarts as Premier of
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Peter Trueman, Dead at 86

Peter Trueman was the original anchor for Global News, well known for his commentaries in the last minutes of each broadcast which he would end by saying "That is not news. But that, too, is reality". He worked for the Global Television Network between 1974 and July 1988.
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Jackie Mason, Dead at 93

Jackie Mason was a rabbi-turned-comedian best known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and women and his own inadequacies. He voiced Krusty's father Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky on The Simpsons. Season three's Like Father, Like Clown remains a personal favourite.
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