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In lieu of flowers: Families reveal political hopes in obits

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a heated election season filled with seemingly endless political bickering, some among the dearly departed are getting the last word, leaving behind their requests for voters this fall. 253 more words



It seems really weird to write this post.  Not just because Prince has left this plane of existence at only 57.  Not just because this is the most surreal year in the music business, and it’s only April.  439 more words


Victoria Wood (1953-2016)

The news of Victoria Wood’s death at the age of just sixty two has come as yet another unpleasant shock in a year that has already seen the departure of far too many talented people. 663 more words


Gareth Thomas (1945-2016)

2016 continues to be a bitter year, with the sad news that another favourite actor of mine, Gareth Thomas, has died.

Whilst there’s no doubt that he’ll always be best remembered as Roj Blake, he made a score of other television appearances – a few of which I’d which to highlight.  340 more words

Gareth Thomas

Merle Haggard

We couldn’t really afford to lose Merle Haggard.  There just aren’t that many like him left.  Country music has become an assembly line production of empty, shallow, factory-produced pretty faces.   107 more words


George Martin

He produced their music.  He gave them advice and knowledge.  He introduced them to arrangement.  He helped give them strings and horns and sound effects.  He didn’t even like Pop/Rock when he got the job to produce the Beatles, but like everyone else who came into contact with the Liverpudlians, he knew there was something special about them. 52 more words


George Kennedy, 91, Remembered As Tough-Guy Journeyman Actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) – George Kennedy, the hulking, tough-guy character actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic “Cool Hand Luke,” has died. 878 more words