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In Memoriam

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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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B. J. Thomas, Dead at 78

B. J. Thomas was the singer widely known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts, and included recordings of the Mark James song "Hooked on a Feeling" and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin'
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Paul Soles, Dead at 90

Paul Soles was a prolific actor who voiced the title character in the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon, and portrayed Hermey in the 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In that Spider-Man cartoon, Paul worked with his cousin Bernard Cowan. Bernard's son Elliott appeared on Toronto Mike'd to celebrate his career.
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Jim Steinman, Dead at 73

Jim Steinman was the musician who wrote all of the songs for Meat Loaf’s classic album, Bat Out Of Hell, as well as Bonnie Tyler's “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, Air Supply's “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” and Celine Dion's “It’s All Coming Back To Me
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