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R.I.P. Chuck Berry

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:43pm 3/18/2017 at 7:43pm
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Sad news.

The great Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

I remember as a teenager listening to his records over and over and over. I think it’s fair to say he was my first rock idol, even though by the time I started listening to him in the 1970s I...

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Co-Founder of Waffle House, Joe Rodgers, Passes Away at Age 97

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30am 3/7/2017 at 7:30am
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There are many wonderous and amazing things to come out of The South and Waffle House is one of them. Sadly, co-founder Joe Rodgers passed away at the age of 97.

He began with now huge diner chain as a short-order cook in its first location in 1955.

Bloomberg reports:

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RIP David Rubinger: Israel’s Iconic Photographer Dies at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/3/2017 at 1:30pm

David Rubinger, the celebrated Israeli photojournalist renowned for taking the iconic June 7, 1967 photo of Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War, died on Wednesday March 1.

His death was announced yesterday by his children.

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Andrew Breitbart died 5 years ago today

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:30pm 3/1/2017 at 10:30pm
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Andrew Breitbart’s death.

I remember that day, March 1, 2012, Andrew Breitbart dead:

Very sad news to report, just breaking.  Andrew Breitbart is dead.

Via Big Journalism:

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Texas Governor Abbott Offers Reward for Info Leading to Arrest in Murder of 8-Yr-Old Girl

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1:15pm 2/27/2017 at 1:15pm
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of an eight-year-old girl.

After surviving a car crash early Saturday morning, eight-year-old DeMaree Adkins was shot and killed, reports Houston local news.

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Alan Colmes Passes Away at 66

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:23am 2/23/2017 at 11:23am
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This is truly tragic. Long time Fox News guest and former co-host of “Hannity & Colmes” passed away after a “brief illness”.

From Fox News:

Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness.

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Daniel Pearl was murdered 15 years ago today

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:45pm 2/1/2017 at 7:45pm
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In my memory, there are certain place markers in the history of terrorism that led to where we are today.

The 1972 Munich Massacre of Israeli athletes (1972); the bombing of the Beirut Marine Barracks (1983), the World Trade Center attacks (1993 and 2001); the Jerusalem Sbarro Pizza bombing (2001) and the...

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Lennart Nilsson, Man Behind Amazing Unborn Baby Photos, Passes Away

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/1/2017 at 4:30pm

Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson produced magnificent photos of unborn babies for Life Magazine and the book A Child is Born, changing many minds on abortion.

Nilsson passed away at the age of 94 this week.

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“Father of Pac-Man” Passes Away at 91

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm 1/30/2017 at 2:00pm
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Masaya Nakamura who founded the company that eventually created arcade hit “Pac-Man” has passed away. He was 91-years-old.

From the Montreal Gazette:

TOKYO – Masaya Nakamura, the “Father of Pac-Man” who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91.

Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, founded...

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R.I.P. Maggie Roche

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00am 1/28/2017 at 11:00am

In the late 1970s while in college I saw The Roches play.

I’ve featured their songs on the Video of the Day section of the sidebar several years ago. Their songs were mostly positive, great harmonies, never attacking anyone, and generally bring back fond memories of that time.

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R.I.P. Robert Leo Hulseman, creator of Red Solo Cup

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:34pm 12/29/2016 at 5:34pm
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There have been many deaths we have written about this year, from great musicians to actresses to astronauts to Nancy Reagan.

But there may have been no other who so touched our lives.

Fox News reports, Creator of the Red Solo Cup dies at 84:

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Debbie Reynolds passes a day after the death of daughter, Carrie Fisher

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:30am 12/29/2016 at 11:30am
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As Kemberlee Kaye so eloquently demonstrated in her post, This Christmas, few relationships are as defining as one between a mother a child.

Apparently the loss of her child yesterday was more than legendary actress Debbie Reynolds could bear. She passed away of a stroke, less than 48 hours after her daughter...

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John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at 95

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:30pm 12/8/2016 at 8:30pm
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Famed American astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn once remarked, ““I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.”

And lived he did, as shown by the biographies that appeared as the news of his death spread quickly through social media and featured...

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R.I.P. Greg Lake

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/8/2016 at 5:30pm
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As the rock generation of the 60s and 70s ages, we’re seeing increasing number of deaths at relatively “young” ages based on current average life expectencies.

We can’t write about them all, but this one is special, at least to me.

Greg Lake died yesterday.

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R.I.P. Joe Watkins: ‘Chicago Unchained’ Grassroots Activist and Obama Critic

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30am 12/3/2016 at 7:30am
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Legal Insurrection readers are part of a small community of people outside the inner-city of Chicago who may be familiar with Joe Watkins, who passed away this week after a battle with cancer. We’ve published a few videos and interviews with Joe on this site, including Rebel Pundit’s “Chicago Unchained,” which reached more...

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PBS Anchor, Gwen Ifill, Passes Away

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 14, 2016 at 3:31pm 11/14/2016 at 3:31pm
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This one is a heartbreaker.

Politico reports:

Gwen Ifill, the longtime news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS’s NewsHour and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died after a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed. She...

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Hallelujah

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/11/2016 at 7:30pm

Leonard Cohen passed away.

Rolling Stone reports:

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died Monday at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page Thursday evening.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter...

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