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Postby raycyrx » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:00 pm

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Ross Perot, billionaire and ex-presidential candidate, dies at 89

Described as idiosyncratic and feisty, he pioneered the computer data industry by founding his own company in 1962.
But he was best known for running in the 1992 campaign, advocating balanced budgets and calling for an end to the outsourcing of jobs abroad.
Democrat Bill Clinton won the three-way race, in which Mr Perot took almost 19% of the vote.
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Postby Happy Mom » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:31 pm

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dead at 70
By Jessica Napoli | Fox News

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Eddie Money, 'Take Me Home Tonight' singer, dead at 70
After battling stage 4 esophageal cancer, singer Eddie Money, best known for his songs 'Two Tickets to Paradise and 'Take Me Home Tonight,' has died at the age of 70. Money made his stunning cancer announcement in a video released in August from his AXS TV reality series 'Real Money.' Money is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Laurie, and five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond.

Singer Eddie Money, best known for his songs "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Take Me Home Tonight” and “Baby Hold On,” died Friday at the age of 70.

He had been battling stage 4 esophageal cancer.


Money's family said in a statement to Fox News: “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.”
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Singer Eddie Money performs onstage during the 2018 High Tide Beach Party at Huntington State Beach.
Singer Eddie Money performs onstage during the 2018 High Tide Beach Party at Huntington State Beach. (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Money, whose real name was Edward Mahoney, made his stunning cancer announcement just last month in a video from his AXS TV reality series called "Real Money."

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In the video, Money said he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup. The rock legend learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

“What I don’t want to do is I don’t want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody,” Money said. “It’s not honest. I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer [treatment] has come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the '50s and '60s.

"Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands.”

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Money admitted the news hit him "really, really hard."



The rocker had numerous health problems recently, including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia following the procedure, which led to his cancellation of a planned summer tour.

His career spanned more than three decades and 12 studio albums. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., raised in Plainedge, Long Island, and then moved to California, where he signed with Columbia Records.

In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for "Take Me Home Tonight," which featured a cameo by Ronnie Spector.



Money is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Laurie, and five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Re: Celebrity Obituaries

Postby Ideal Baloney » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:54 pm

SBF's old buddy YORK died on October 1. 44 years old. No more demons to battle, Tommy Boy. RIP.

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Postby Happy Mom » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:36 am

Ideal Baloney wrote:SBF's old buddy YORK died on October 1. 44 years old. No more demons to battle, Tommy Boy. RIP.

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OMG! Do you know of what? So sad... :-o :crying-yellow:
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Orson Bean, 91, actor and game-show panelist, struck and killed by vehicle in LA: reports

By Dom Calicchio | Fox News



Orson Bean, a veteran actor known in the 1950s and 1960s for appearances on “The Twilight Zone” and other shows, then later as a panelist on TV game shows such as “To Tell the Truth,” died Friday night in Los Angeles, according to reports. He was 91.

Bean was reportedly struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in the city’s beachfront neighborhood of Venice, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department told the station.



Police were called to the scene about 7:35 p.m. local time, Im said.

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Actor Orson Bean, who died Friday at age 91, is shown in an undated photo.
KNBC-TV of Los Angeles reported that Bean had actually been hit by “multiple vehicles” while trying to cross Venice Boulevard.

People were seen consoling one another at the scene following the accident, the station reported, adding that a driver believed to have struck Bean attempted to aid the actor after he was hit.


Bean continued working into his 80s, with guest roles on TV series such as “Hot in Cleveland” and “Modern Family.”

Survivors include his third wife, actress Alley Mills, who played the mother on the TV series “The Wonder Years,” FOX 11 reported.
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Kobe Bryant, daughter perish in copter crash, 7 others dead

By STEPHANIE DAZIO, The Associated Press Jan 26, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a remote, steep hillside in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball.

The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities said that nine people died, with no survivors, after earlier putting the death toll at five. Bryant, an all-time basketball great who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, was among the victims, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.



A different person familiar with the case confirmed that Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna also was killed.

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In this March 2, 2019 photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva would not confirm the identities of the victims Sunday afternoon pending official word from the coroner.

"God bless their souls," Villanueva said at a news conference.

Word of Bryant's sudden death rocketed around the sports and entertainment worlds, with many taking to Twitter to register their shock, disbelief and dismay.

"There's no words to express the pain Im going through," tweeted Lakers teammate Shaquille O'Neal, who won three NBA titles with Bryant. "(at)kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. ... IM SICK RIGHT NOW."

"Man I don't even know where to start," tweeted Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid. "I started playing ball because of KOBE after watching the 2010 finals. I had never watched ball before that and that finals was the turning point of my life. I WANTED TO BE LIKE KOBE. I'm so FREAKING SAD right now!!!!"

NBA stars, fans and more react to the death of Kobe Bryant

Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history, finishing two decades with the Lakers as a prolific scorer with a sublime all-around game and a relentless competitive ethic. He held that spot in the league scoring ranks until Saturday night, when the Lakers' LeBron James passed him for third place during a game in Philadelphia, Bryant's hometown.

"Continuing to move the game forward (at)KingJames," Bryant wrote in his last tweet. "Much respect my brother."

Bryant had one of the greatest careers in recent NBA history and became one of the game's most popular players as the face of the 16-time NBA champion Lakers franchise. He was the league MVP in 2008 and a two-time NBA scoring champion, and he earned 12 selections to the NBA's All-Defensive teams.

He teamed with Shaquille O'Neal in a combustible partnership to lead the Lakers to NBA titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He later teamed with Pau Gasol to win two more titles in 2009 and 2010.

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant talks about a Chinese culture initiative program called After-School All-Stars at Bell Gardens Intermediate School in Bell Gardens, Calif., Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Bryant retired in 2016 after scoring 60 points in his final NBA game.

"Kobe Bryant was a giant who inspired, amazed, and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as a father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved. He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles, and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

President Donald Trump reacted to the reports of Bryant's death soon after they began to surface, tweeting: "That is terrible news!"

Colin Storm was in his living room in Calabasas when he heard "what sounded like a low-flying airplane or helicopter."

"Ït was very foggy so we couldn't see anything," he said. "But then we heard some sputtering, and then a boom."

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The fog then cleared a bit and Storm could see smoke rising from the hillside in front of his home.

Juan Bonilla of Calabasas said he was working on his roof Sunday morning when he heard a helicopter flying low nearby. He said he thought it was a sheriff's helicopter on a training mission. He heard nothing amiss with the engine or rotors and said he did not see any mechanical issue with the chopper. It was foggy Sunday morning, but he said visibility didn't seem to be low at the time of the crash.


Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said firefighters hiked in with medical equipment and hoses, and medical personnel rappelled to the site from a helicopter, but found no survivors.

Firefighters worked to douse flames that spread through about a quarter acre (.10 hectares) of dry brush, Osby said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the downed chopper was a Sikorsky S-76.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a "go team" of investigators to the site. The NTSB typically issues a preliminary report within about 10 days that will give a rough summary of what investigators have learned. A ruling on the cause can take a year or more.

"They will look at man, machine and environment," said Gary C. Robb, an aviation attorney in Kansas City who wrote a textbook on helicopter-crash litigation.

"They will look at the pilot — was there any indication of fatigue, any indication of a training issue?They'll scour his or her record," Robb said. "They will look at this helicopter from stem to stern. They will take the engine to the NTSB metallurgical laboratory outside Washington, D.C., and examine it to see if there was something that malfunctioned in flight."

Investigators will also consider what role might have been played by weather, terrain, radio towers or bird strikes, he said.

Robb said he has handled many cases involving Sikorsky S-76 crashes and regards the machine as having a good reputation.

"It is generally regarded as a good helicopter with a good safety record," he said, "but parts fail, parts break. Anything can happen."

Along with his work boosting women's sports, Bryant opened a production company and entered the entertainment field in retirement. He won an Academy Award in 2018 for his contributions to "Dear Basketball," an animated short about his relationship to the game. He also produced content for ESPN.

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