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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #405 on: April 12, 2022, 06:57:53 PM »
Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and 'aladdin'' star, dies at 67

The Washington Post reports that he died of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2
He had quite a career over the years:
https://wtop.com/celebrities/2022/04/gilbert-gottfried-standup-comic-and-actor-dies-at-67/
Enjoy the interview!
One of my coworkers met him ahead of a show at the DC Improv.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #406 on: April 29, 2022, 08:03:26 PM »
I am sad to have to report that a gentleman in my church just passed of cancer.  He was a grand total of 8 days my senior.   Until around this time last year, he was looking good, and overall in significantly better shape than myself.   He was also telling everyone at church that the covid vax would rewrite his DNA.   So of course, in Aug., he got covid.  Bad.   He was in the hospital for 5 weeks, ventilated, and even had to have part of his lung surgically removed.  He seemed to be improving by around Thanksgiving, and was all set to begin what was going to be hard p.t.   But he had more pain and pain in places that could not be accounted for.  He was examined, and cancer somewhere in his back was discovered, cancer that was probably in its earliest and sadly undetected stages by the time he had the covid.   It is clear that the covid experience significantly accelerated his cancer growth, even as it also weakened his body.  Less than 6 months later, he is gone.   He leaves a wife and three kids.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #407 on: April 30, 2022, 08:22:05 AM »
I am sad to have to report that a gentleman in my church just passed of cancer.  He was a grand total of 8 days my senior.   Until around this time last year, he was looking good, and overall in significantly better shape than myself.   He was also telling everyone at church that the covid vax would rewrite his DNA.   So of course, in Aug., he got covid.  Bad.   He was in the hospital for 5 weeks, ventilated, and even had to have part of his lung surgically removed.  He seemed to be improving by around Thanksgiving, and was all set to begin what was going to be hard p.t.   But he had more pain and pain in places that could not be accounted for.  He was examined, and cancer somewhere in his back was discovered, cancer that was probably in its earliest and sadly undetected stages by the time he had the covid.   It is clear that the covid experience significantly accelerated his cancer growth, even as it also weakened his body.  Less than 6 months later, he is gone.   He leaves a wife and three kids.

So sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #409 on: May 01, 2022, 07:27:52 PM »
Thank you.   I am taking it very hard, much harder than I let anyone at church know... the crux of my problem is that I am struggling mightily, have been since he first got covid last summer, with the enormously bad decision he made, not to vax up... his intense covid case, which nearly killed him then, undoubtedly significantly weakened his body and made treating his cancer much harder, and ultimately futile.  I get that these thoughts are sub-Christian, and am struggling with them and praying about them, but there they are nonetheless.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #410 on: May 15, 2022, 03:23:29 AM »
Dennis Waterman, British actor and musician, May 8th, age 74.

   https://youtu.be/p6WB33WxHE0

Hw was the soul of 'New Tricks,' had starred with John Thaw in 'The Sweeney,' and worked as a child actor as well.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #411 on: May 26, 2022, 10:27:07 AM »
Uvalde, TX

21 killed by 18 year old, plus his grandmother. 
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #412 on: May 26, 2022, 10:28:00 AM »
Ray Liotta at 67

Goodfellas actor
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #414 on: May 26, 2022, 11:29:49 AM »
Uvalde, TX

21 killed by 18 year old, plus his grandmother.

RIP. I didn't realize the grandmother had succumbed.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #415 on: May 26, 2022, 11:37:43 AM »
Im sorry. I dont know if the grandmother has died.  The news is all so shocking, that I did not catch that she had survived.

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/special-reports/uvalde-school-shooting/grandmother-uvalde-shooter-recovering-san-antonio-area-hospital/273-7d344fa2-5d22-427e-9969-30c2637ba35d

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #416 on: June 21, 2022, 06:41:21 PM »
Long time PBS "NewsHour" contributor/political analyst Mark Shields:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/remembering-longtime-newshour-political-analyst-mark-shields
He retired in 2020.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #417 on: June 21, 2022, 07:42:03 PM »
Long time PBS "NewsHour" contributor/political analyst Mark Shields:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/remembering-longtime-newshour-political-analyst-mark-shields
He retired in 2020.

I remember him, and liked him. Wife and I used to watch him [with Gigot?] on TV in the mid to late '90's. Wife liked him because he seemed to be a "cloth cap liberal", but wasn't left enough. I thought he was a left wing nut job. After some of these viewings, wife and I had deep discussions!

I expect he had a good time, and I certainly hope so.
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