In Memoriam


Bill Buckner, Dead at 69

Bill BucknerBill Buckner was 69. He was the first baseman who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, and Kansas City Royals during a 22 season major league career. And yes, he let a Mookie Wilson slow roller go between his legs in the tenth inning of Game 6 during the 1986 World Series.

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Bart Starr, Dead at 85

Bart StarrBart Starr was 85. He was the Green Bay Packers quarterback most famous for the sneak that won the famed "Ice Bowl" in 1967. He led the Packers to the first two Super Bowl titles.

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Dave "Bookie" Bookman, Dead at 58

Dave “Bookie” BookmanDave “Bookie” Bookman was 58. Bookie was as fine a radio personality as a city like Toronto could hope for. He loved the music, and it showed. After 21 years on 102.1 the Edge, he was let go in 2012, but quickly resurfaced on Indie 88 where he hosted a show until suffering a brain aneurysm in April.

I've made no secret of the fact Bookie was a highly sought guest on Toronto Mike'd, but he politely declined both invitations, citing a desire for privacy. I even asked him to appear on a Martin Streek tribute episode I put together for the fifth year anniversary of his untimely passing.

This isn't just a huge loss for Toronto radio, this is a big loss for the music scene as a whole in this city. Bookie hosted Nu Music Night at The Horseshoe Tavern forever. Bookie will be missed.

Next Thursday, Marc Weisblott from 12:36 will join me and we'll pay tribute to his friend Dave "Bookie" Bookman.

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Tim Conway, Dead at 85

Tim ConwayTim Conway was 85. He was the comedic actor best known for being a core member of the “The Carol Burnett Show” troupe. He also starred in several Disney movies as well as the Dorf series of comic how-to videos.

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Doris Day, Dead at 97

Doris DayDoris Day was 97. She was the singer turned actress enjoyed success in such films as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a hit in 1956 with Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).

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Peter Mayhew, Dead at 74

Peter MayhewPeter Mayhew was 74. He was the actor who played Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy beginning in 1977 as well as later films..

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Red Kelly, Dead at 91

Red KellyRed Kelly was 91. He won eight Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs in a Hall of Fame career.

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John Singleton, Dead at 51

John SingletonJohn Singleton was 51. He was the directory who earned a pair of Oscar nominations (original screenplay and direction) for 1991's Boyz N the Hood, becoming the first black filmmaker to receive one for directing as well as the youngest contender ever in that category.

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John Havlicek, Dead at 79

John HavlicekJohn Havlicek was 79. He played 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, and is enshrined in the basketball hall of fame.

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Dick Dale, Dead at 81

Dick DaleDick Dale was 81. He was the guitarist nicknamed "King of the Surf Guitar" whose signature single Misirlou was prominently featured over the opening titles of Pulp Fiction.

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