Category: Obituaries

News Summary for Week of July 02, 2020

8/02/2020 0700 HST Global Covid Cases: 18,134,406 Global Covid Deaths: 690,787 New Deaths: 40,065 average of 5724 per day – this is down slightly from last week’s 6235 US Covid Cases: 4,783,757 US Covid Deaths: 158,094 New Deaths: 8537 average of 1,220 per day, up significantly from last week’s...

Mr. Roarke is dead!

There will be no more fantasies. Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV’s Fantasy Island and the title character in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, died Wednesday morning at his home. He was...

News from Sacramento, Portland, Oahu

This catches my eye as I arrive in Sacramento: George Francis, the nation’s oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man’s first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. and here is some of that vibe I didn’t...

Mountains that shouldn't be there.

We like to think that science can give us all the answers but sometimes we don’t know as much as we think we do. Take the huge range of mountains that goes across Antarctica and the fact that scientists can’t explain why they are there, they can explain why...

Unhappy Birthday for Americans- even The Optimists

This is a long article and I am posting it in full below. On another sad note, Larry Harmon, aka Bozo the Clown died on July 3rd. Once my brother and I subsisted on Larry Harmon peanut butter and bread plus coconut rum when we were marooned in the...

Woman who lived for 58 years in Iron Lung dies during power outage

I post this not because it is sad or ironic, although it is both, but because of the amzing quality of the story. This woman spent all of her life since she was three years old living in this contraption and still managed to graduate high school, take college...

'Father' of LSD dies at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Hofmann, father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery grew into a notorious “problem child,” died Tuesday. He was 102. Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, in 1998, long maintained that LSD had many medical uses. Hofmann died of a heart attack at his home...

Edward Lorenz, Father of Chaos Theory- RIP

NEW YORK (AFP) – Edward Lorenz, a meteorologist who became the father of the modern field of chaos theory, died Wednesday of cancer in Massachusetts aged 90, MIT announced Thursday. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lorenz was the first to identify chaotic behavior in the...

RIP – The Omega Man – Charlton Heston

I’ve always been a big fan of Charlton Heston. One of my all time favorite movies is The Omega Man, a much more campy and fun version of the recent piece of crap “I am Legend”. Maybe I only disliked Legend so much because of my love for Omega...

'Killing Fields' journalist dies

A Cambodian-born US journalist whose enslavement and escape from the Khmer Rouge became the subject of the famous film, The Killing Fields, has died. Dith Pran died at a hospital in New Jersey from pancreatic cancer at the age of 65, according to his former New York Times colleague,...

Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. The Somerset-born author came to fame in 1968 when short story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick. Sir Arthur’s vision of future...

More people are killing themselves lately…how come?

A new five-year analysis of the nation’s death rates recently released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the suicide rate among 45-to-54-year-olds increased nearly 20 percent from 1999 to 2004, the latest year studied, far outpacing changes in nearly every other age group. (All...

An interesting and worthwhile suicide

This might be one of the only ways I would consider killing myself… cd from gizmodo A One-Way, One-Person Mission to Mars: Who Wants In? Would you go on a mission to mars? What about if it was a one-way mission? And you were by yourself? Yeah, that changes...

Beatles Guru Heads across the Universe

Maybe all he was waiting for was Nasa to launch the song to the North Star. cd THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died Tuesday at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop, a spokesman...

Bobby Fischer is Dead

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – “Chess,” Bobby Fischer once said, “is life.” It was the chess master’s tragedy that the messy, tawdry details of his life often overshadowed the sublime genius of his game. Fischer, who has died at the age of 64, was a child prodigy, a teenage grandmaster and...

Edmund Hillary, First Atop Everest, Dead at 88

All Things Considered, January 10, 2008 · The first man to summit Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, has died. He was 88. In 1953, Hillary — a beekeeper by trade — and his team reached the mountain’s south peak. But, exhausted by the altitude, most team members could go...

Cards from heaven have dead man talking

That’s great. I just wish the barber would have kept her mouth shut. cd ASHLAND, Ore. – Even in death, Chet Fitch is a card. Fitch, known for his sense of humor, died in October at age 88 but gave his friends and family a start recently: Christmas cards,...

Quiet Riot Singer Found Dead

I guess he felt the noise…. cd LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of the popular 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been found dead from unknown causes at his home in Las Vegas, authorities said on Monday. DuBrow, 52, was found dead at about 5:20...

Norman Mailer, Outspoken Novelist, Dies at 84

“I’m the only major writer in America that has had more bad reviews than good reviews,” said Mailer. A biographer called him one of the first true ‘celebrity’ writers, along with Hemingway. Norman Mailer, the combative, controversial and often outspoken novelist who loomed over American letters longer and larger...

Washoe the talking chimp dies

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washoe, a female chimpanzee said to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at the research institute where she was kept....