R.I.P.  (Page 1)

John McCain has died

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/25/2018 at 9:00pm

On Friday it was announced that Senator John McCain had decided to forgo further medical treatments.

Tonight he died.

Unfortunately, his death will be politicized in many directions.

I’ll just hope that after an eventful and full life, he rests in peace.

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Welcome home from Bloody Tarawa, Pvt. Emil F. Ragucci

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/15/2018 at 9:00pm
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The Battle of Tarawa atoll was fought on November 20-23, 1943.

Over 1000 U.S. Marines lost their lives, and over 2000 were wounded, during the 72-hour battle, earning the atoll the name “Bloody Tarawa.”

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Charles Krauthammer Passes Away, He Will Be Sorely Missed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:27pm 6/21/2018 at 8:27pm

It’s with great sadness that we had another post to the R.I.P. column — legendary columnist and intellectual, Charles Krauthammer, passed away Thursday at the age of 68.

Just a few weeks ago, Krauthammer wrote an open letter explaining his dire prognosis and explained he had mere weeks to live. Unfortunately, the...

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Bernard Lewis RIP – “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am 5/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Historian Bernard Lewis died yesterday at age 101.

The accolades are rolling in.

Jay Nordlinger tweeted:

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Passes Away at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/17/2018 at 8:00pm

Sadly, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away this evening.

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Rep. Louise Slaughter Passes Away at 88

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:22am 3/16/2018 at 11:22am
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Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has passed away at the age of 88. She represented Rochester in Congress since 1987. From The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a giant,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “She had deep convictions — on both issues important to the people of Rochester, and...

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg Passed Away Thursday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:17am 12/22/2017 at 9:17am
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Who did not love Dick Enberg? No one because it was impossible. Unfortunately, we lost the treasured broadcaster on Thursday night. He was 82 years old. From ESPN:

Enberg’s daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found...

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Tom Petty Dead at 66

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 4:08pm 10/2/2017 at 4:08pm
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Earlier today we blogged, based on a report by CBS News, that rocker Tom Petty had passed away. As we and the rest of country later learned, thanks to Hollywood gossip rag TMZ, CBS News was wrong and while he remains in critical condition, Petty is still alive.

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Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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Hugh Hefner, the man behind the Playboy empire, died at his Playboy Mansion. He was 91 years old. From CNBC:

Playboy Enterprises said he died of natural causes.

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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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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00am 9/16/2017 at 9:00am

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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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:05pm 8/27/2017 at 2:05pm
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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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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:30pm 8/20/2017 at 6:30pm
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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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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/13/2017 at 4:30pm
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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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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:30pm 7/22/2017 at 12:30pm
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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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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 8:30am 7/17/2017 at 8:30am
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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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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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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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