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In Memoriam

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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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Bobby Hull, Dead at 84

The Golden Jet, Bobby Hull, is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. In his 23 years in the NHL WHA, Hull played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets, and Hartford Whalers. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player twice
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Gino Odjick, Dead at 52

Gino Odjick played 12 NHL seasons with the Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, and Montreal Canadiens. He became a fan favourite in Vancouver during the early 1990s, particularly for the role he played with the Canucks during their 1993–94 Stanley Cup Final season.
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David Onley, Dead at 72

David Onley came to my attention as a weather reporter on Citytv, before moving on to cover science and technology stories. He was an original host of Breakfast Television, and he appeared on my podcast Toronto Mike'd to celebrate the 30th anniversary with Ann Rohmer, Steve Anthony, John Whaley, and
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