In Memoriam

Stuart McLean, Dead at 68

Stuart McLeanStuart McLean was 68. He was the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Café and an award-winning humorist. How many times did I stumble upon one of Stuart's Dave and Morley stories? Often enough to develop a pretty good Stuart McLean impression, a cadence I'd often mimic when sharing my own stories.


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John Hurt, Dead at 77

John HurtJohn Hurt was 77. His acting career spanned over six decades and included such movies as Midnight Express, The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant, Alien, and three Harry Potter films.

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Mary Tyler Moore, Dead at 80

Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore was 80. She was the actress best known for her television roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show. She was also nominated for a best actress Oscar in 1980 for the film Ordinary People.


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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Dead at 73

Jimmy Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was 73. He was a star in the World Wrestling Federation where he was best known for his signature move the Superfly Splash.

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Tony Rosato, Dead at 62

Tony RosatoTony Rosato was 62. He was the Canadian comedian who starred in SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He was one of only three people to have starred on both programs.

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Debbie Reynolds, Dead at 84

Debbie ReynoldsDebbie Reynolds was 84. She was the actress and singer who starred in memorable films including 1952's Singin' in the Rain, 1962's How the West Was Won and 1956's Bundle of Joy. I loved her in Albert Brooks' Mother.


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Carrie Fisher, Dead at 60

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher was 60. She was the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa. She also appeared in films like The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, The 'Burbs and Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters.


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George Michael, Dead at 53

George MichaelGeorge Michael was 53. He was the pop singer who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and continued his success as a solo performer.

On a personal note, this one strikes me square in the nostalgia bone. I owned Wham!'s Make It Big on cassette and loved it. I've written not once but twice about the role Careless Whisper played in my primary school life.

Just two days ago, while recording the 209th episode of Toronto Mike'd, I reminiced about Wham! and George Michael's Faith album after playing Last Christmas.


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Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dead at 99

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor was 99. She was the actress and socialite I knew best from her appearances on Hollywood Squares.

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Scruff Connors, Dead at 64

Scruff ConnorsJeff "Scruff Connors" Newfield was 64. He was the radio broadcaster best known in these parts for his two stints at Q107, and most recently, MOJO Radio.

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