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RIP American Navy Pilot Mitchell Flint: Israel’s 1948 War Hero

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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Mitchell Flint, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot during World War II who later became a founding member of Israel’s legendary first fighter squadron and flew dozens of missions on behalf of the fledgling Jewish state during its 1948 War of Independence, died of natural causes on Saturday (September 16) at...

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RIP – Brilliant Character Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton wasn’t a leading man type, but he was versatile and could play complex characters in any genre. His credits include The Godfather II, Alien, Escape from New York, Repo Man, and Pretty in Pink, just to name a few. He passed away of natural causes yesterday at the...

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Tobe Hooper, Director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dies at 74

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The horror movie genre has lost another great. First we lose George Romero. Now the Los Angeles County Coroner announced that Tobe Hooper is dead at the age of 74. They did not releases the cause of death.

Hooper shot to fame with Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974. He followed that up...

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Comic Legend Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

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Comedic legend Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. He shot to fame with his teammate Dean Martin and gained notoriety in The Nutty Professor.

Most of the younger generations have come to known him through his annual Labor Day telethon to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.

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World’s Oldest Man, An Israeli Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 113

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Born in Poland in 1903, Yisrael Kristal was verified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest man.  He had endured Auschwitz and the loss of his first wife and two children to Hitler’s death camps.  He died one month shy of his 114th birthday, may he rest...

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Horror Movie Icon George Romero Dead at Age 77

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George Romero, the father of the zombie horror genre, passed away last Sunday at the age of 77.

Romero burst onto the scene in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, which cost only $100,000 to produce and broke a barrier when he casted an African-American male in the lead...

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Actor Martin Landau Dead at 89

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Celebrated and loved actor Martin Landau passed away on Sunday at the age of 89, only a few hours after we received the devastating news that George Romero died.

Landau proved through the course of his career that he could perform any role handed to him. His talents didn’t end there. He...

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Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Found Cocaine, Heroin in Her System

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Star Wars star Carrie Fisher’s autopsy showed cocaine and heroin in her system when she passed away last December. From ABC 7:

Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine...

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R.I.P. Flounder

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:30am 6/18/2017 at 7:30am
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Flounder has died. CNN reports:

Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat boy Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday.

“It was from complications from diabetes,” Nathan Furst said. “Over the last several years it was getting...

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Batman Star Adam West Dies at 89

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Batman star Adam West passed away at the age of 89 after he battled leukemia. From Vanity Fair:

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement....

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RIP – Gregg Allman Dies at 69

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If you’re a fan of classic rock, odds are you know and love the music of Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band. Gregg Allman passed away this weekend of a combination of health issues at the age of 69.

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We Are Diminished: Bob Owens Passes at 46

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Yesterday morning, Bob Owens—a husband, a father, my friend, and a tireless defender of our Second Amendment rights—took his life. We are all diminished as a result.

I don’t suppose we can ever really know what drives a person to make such a decision. Their pain must be unimaginable. Whatever the cause,...

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RIP – Comedian Don Rickles Passes Away at 90

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Comedian Don Rickles, who was well known for going after his audiences as well as his fellow entertainers, has passed away. He was 90 years old.

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Don Rickles, Legendary Comic With a Gift for the Insult, Dies at 90

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Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies: “Today, I am as old. As the entire Jewish People itself”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 4/1/2017 at 6:30pm
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Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has died at age 84. He was resident at the University of Tulsa, and died in a hospital in Oklahoma City.

I think it’s hard for Americans to understand the celebrated role that poets occupy in Russian history, including the dissident movement that began to develop in the...

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R.I.P. Chuck Berry

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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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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.

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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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