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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Zamfir » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:14 pm UTC

We need that picture, but with Trump instead.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:54 pm UTC

(I was tempted to oblige.)

Another UK cultural one, sorry, but Heinz meanz Wolff. Was thinking of him, the other day. (And the time I met him on a visit to Brunel University, where the map of the main building was labelled something like "tutorial rooms are numbered (whatever to whatever) and main lecture theatres are numbered A, B, C, D, E, F…" )

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:00 pm UTC

Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in Boston sexual abuse scandal, dies at 86

And the Catholic Church officially remains as tone-deaf regarding him as ever. Sigh.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:04 pm UTC

Spaceman, I always wanted you to go into space, man!.

(Was tempted to go with Rocket Man, but you might have strayed far from McCandless in your original assumption…)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:25 pm UTC

Holy crap, I had no idea McCandless was that old (ergo, that picture was that old).
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:12 pm UTC

Aw.

Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies of a heart attack, aged 27

She was the daughter of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold in 2014. She leaves an eight-year-old daughter and a four-month-old son.

She was unaware until her recent pregnancy that she had heart problems.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 pm UTC

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby svenman » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:35 pm UTC

Paul Bocuse, legendary French chef.

Edit: Link replaced by one better suited to explain his significance, as I assume not all readers here will be familiar with the name.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby natraj » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:36 pm UTC

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Liri » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:58 pm UTC

natraj wrote:ursula leguin :(

Oh no!!

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:29 pm UTC

Aww. Time to go find more of her stuff and read it.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby orthogon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 am UTC

I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Zohar » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:50 pm UTC

The only book by her I've read was A Wizard of Earthsea and I did not like it. It's also pretty old and it might not have aged well, plus I don't have the nostalgic factor. I should read something else by her at some point.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby DavidSh » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:02 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

I can see a 1968 paperback copy of A Wizard of Earthsea up on Ebay that has the "K".
As does a 1974 hardcover copy of The Dispossessed. Maybe it depends on publisher or country?

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Liri » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:The only book by her I've read was A Wizard of Earthsea and I did not like it. It's also pretty old and it might not have aged well, plus I don't have the nostalgic factor. I should read something else by her at some point.

The Left Hand of Darkness is classic.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby orthogon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:51 pm UTC

DavidSh wrote:
orthogon wrote:I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

I can see a 1968 paperback copy of A Wizard of Earthsea up on Ebay that has the "K".
As does a 1974 hardcover copy of The Dispossessed. Maybe it depends on publisher or country?

Apparently so. At least I didn't imagine it; this was the edition I read:
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xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Dauric » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:
DavidSh wrote:
orthogon wrote:I was momentarily confused on hearing this on the radio this morning, since it sounded like they were announcing the death of an "Ursula Kayler-Guin". We read The Dispossessed in our book club, but I'm pretty sure that was under the name Ursula Le Guin. Did she start using the "K." later in her career?

I can see a 1968 paperback copy of A Wizard of Earthsea up on Ebay that has the "K".
As does a 1974 hardcover copy of The Dispossessed. Maybe it depends on publisher or country?

Apparently so. At least I didn't imagine it; this was the edition I read:
Spoiler:
Image

It's usually a typesetting issue. She was known well enough by her first and last names that the middle initial (or even middle name entirely) could be dropped and the attribution would still be considered correct. If the letter spacing of the font makes a space tight for an author's name to be placed in a visually appealing way (not crowding out art elements, too close to other text on the cover, etc) then things like middle initials get removed to make room.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ivnja » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:05 pm UTC

Roger Bannister, first to run a timed sub-4 minute mile, has died at 88.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CelticNot » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:42 pm UTC

David Ogden Stiers, best known as Major Winchester of M*A*S*H, dies at 75.

Winchester was easily my favourite character on M*A*S*H, next to Colonel Potter. Godspeed, sir.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby orthogon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:17 pm UTC

xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:26 pm UTC

This one is a bit late, I know.

(My main excuse is that I wasn't even registered on the forum when she died…)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:18 am UTC

How tickled we were…

(Couldn't quite word a sentence around his show at last being over, and that we've probably missed the last bus home.)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby LaserGuy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 am UTC

Stephen Hawking died today :cry:

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:26 am UTC

That's really sad to hear. But he did a lot of good and inspired a lot of people, and way outlived how long the doctors said he'd live.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby orthogon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 am UTC

LaserGuy wrote:Stephen Hawking died today :cry:

Since his a Brief History of Time introduced me to the concept, I'd have said "Stephen Hawking lost his lifelong battle against entropy today".

In recent months, he'd become an increasingly vocal advocate on the NHS, so it's a loss not just to astrophysics and public understanding of science, but to progressive politics too.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:44 pm UTC

Then that's at least two geniuses with staying power, so far this week. *sigh*

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby SDK » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

Goodbye, Northern White Rhino.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Clix » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:56 pm UTC

If you ever thought there was a conspiracy or hidden truths, another believer is gone.

Art Bell, mysterious narrator of the American nightscape, is dead at 72
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:04 pm UTC

I await the conspiracies surrounding his death.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm UTC

The government plays the long game, and planned for old age to kill him?

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:27 pm UTC

I DIDNT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO KILL ME YET, YOU CANDY ASSED PANSY! ONLY STEERS AND EMOS WEAR BLACK ROBES AND CARRY KNIVES ON STICKS, AND YOU DONT LOOK LIKE NO STEER SO THAT NARROWS DOWN THE OPTIONS NOW DONT IT!?

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CelticNot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm UTC

Harry Anderson, a.k.a. Judge Harry T. Stone (presiding), gone at 65.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Liri » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:27 pm UTC

Aw, Carl Kasell.

He founded my local NPR station!
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:24 pm UTC

Just came here to post carl kassel and see it has been done. Sad days indeed.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby pogrmman » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:38 am UTC

Barbara Bush has died. Apprently, she and George HW Bush were married 73 years.

I can’t pretend as if I knew a lot about her, but it’s still pretty significant.

EDIT: Here’s a direct link to her official obituary.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Mon May 14, 2018 9:12 pm UTC

Lois Lane

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Clix » Tue May 15, 2018 4:08 pm UTC

The author that made me want to be a contrarian, no new words coming, but what there is will always be cherished.
Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic ‘New Journalist’ and Novelist, Dies at 88 (NYT)
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