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    R.I.P. Ron Campbell (1939-2021)

    R.I.P. to Australian animator Ron Campbell, aged 81, best known for his work on both animated productions involving the Beatles- the ABC SatAM series and Yellow Submarine. Al Brodax, who produced both Beatles projects, also had Campbell on board for Krazy Kat, Beetle Bailey and Cool McCool...
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    R.I.P. Don Sutton (1945-2021)

    Don Sutton- Hall of Fame pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels- succumbed to cancer at the age of 75 on January 18. During the course of 23 seasons, he won 324 games. While I'm not a big follower of professional...
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    R.I.P. Jimmie Rodgers (pop singer, 1933-2021)

    Pop singer Jimmie Rodgers has died at the age of 87. He had a number of hit songs during the '50s and '60s, including "Honeycomb", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again", "Secretly", "Are You Really Mine?" and "It's Over". Not to be confused with, and no relation to...
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    R.I.P. Dale Baer (1950-2021)

    Character animator Dale Baer has died at the age of 70 on January 15. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Baer worked on numerous Disney films throughout his career, including Robin Hood, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The...
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    R.I.P. Jim MacGeorge (1928-2021)

    Voice actor and writer Jim MacGeorge passed away yesterday at the age of 92. MacGeorge may be best known for impersonating Stan Laurel onscreen (including an appearance on Get Smart), often paired with Chuck McCann as Oliver Hardy. Ironically, MacGeorge did the voice of Hardy for the...
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    R.I.P. Peter Mark Richman (1927-2021)

    Actor Peter Mark Richman has died at the age of 93. Richman had the role of Nicholas Cain in the films The Murder Men and The Crimebusters, as well as the TV series Cain's Hundred. His first film role was in Friendly Persuasion, and his last two were Mysteria (1956) and After the Wizard (both...
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    R.I.P. Julie Strain (1962-2021)

    Actress, model, "Queen of the B-movies" Julie Strain has succumbed to complications of dementia at the mere age of 58. She had suffered head trauma in her twenties after falling off a horse, causing retrograde amnesia then and apparently the dementia much later. Strain is best known for...
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    R.I.P. Eugene Wright (1923-2020)

    Eugene Wright, aka "the Senator", best known as the classic bassist for the Dave Brubeck Quartet, passed away yesterday at the age of 97. He was the last surviving member of the group's classic lineup. Aside from Brubeck, Wright also played with Monty Alexander, Gene Ammons, Count Basie...
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    R.I.P. Bob Kaliban (1933-2020)

    https://deadline.com/2020/12/bob-kaliban-dead-voice-actor-former-sag-new-york-president-1234656196/ Bob Kaliban, actor, voice actor and former president of SAG in New York, died on December 12 at the age of 87. You may know Kaliban as one of the singers for Schoolhouse Rock! His first...
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    R.I.P. Leslie West (1945-2020)

    R.I.P. to guitarist, singer and songwriter Leslie West (October 22, 1945 - December 22, 2020). He was a co-founding member of the rock trio Mountain, along with bassist Felix Pappalardi and drummer Corky Laing. Mountain is best known for known for the hit song "Mississippi Queen", which made...
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    R.I.P. Charley Pride (1934-2020)

    Charley Pride, the first Black superstar in country music, succumbed yesterday to COVID-19 complications. He was 86 years old. Among his hit songs are “Kiss an Angel Good Morning”, “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” “Burgers and Fries,” “Mountain of Love,” and “Someone Loves You Honey.” During...
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    R.I.P. Don Morrow (1927-2020)

    Belated R.I.P. to Don Morrow (d. Oct. 27, 2020), known for announcing trailers/commercials for movies such as A Fistful of Dollars and Titanic, as well as game shows including Wheel of Fortune, Sale of the Century, Now You See It, and The Challengers. Buzzr is currently airing episodes of SotC...
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    R.I.P. Billy Joe Shaver (1939-2020)

    Country singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver has died at the age of 81. Many of his songs were recorded by Waylon Jennings for his album Honky Tonk Heroes, including the hit "You Ask Me To". He also contributed to/got covered by artists such as Elvis Presley, Kris Kristofferson, The Allman...
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    R.I.P. Spencer Davis (1939-2020)

    Spencer Davis, best known for fronting The Spencer Davis Group, died of pneumonia on October 19 at the age of 81. The Spencer Davis Group is best known for mid-1960s hit songs such as "Keep on Running", "Somebody Help Me", "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man", all featuring Steve Winwood on...
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    R.I.P. Tom Kennedy (1927-2020)

    Game show legend Tom Kennedy passed away on October 7 at the age of 93. Among the game shows Kennedy hosted throughout his career were You Don't Say!, It's Your Bet, Split Second, Name That Tune, Break the Bank, Whew!, Password Plus (following the permanent departure of Allen Ludden), Body...
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    R.I.P. Johnny Nash

    Singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, who was among those that brought reggae music to the American mainstream with his 1972 hit song "I Can See Clearly Now", has died at the age of 80. Prior to "I Can See Clearly Now", Nash had acting roles in Take A Giant Step, Key Witness and the Swedish romance...
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    R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen

    R.I.P. to guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen, 65, of the group Van Halen, known for songs like "Eruption", "Jump", "Running With the Devil" and "Panama". That was also him on Michael Jackson's "Beat It". This comes less than two weeks after the death of original Van Halen bassist Mark Stone, who...
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    R.I.P. Jimmy Winston (1945-2020)

    Jimmy Winston, original keyboardist of Small Faces (he can be heard on the first two singles: "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" and "I've Got Mine"), has died on September 26 at the age of 75. Winston was also an actor in the 1968 London version of Hair and the Doctor Who serial Day of the Daleks.
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    Cartoon Network Magazine (2002)

    From what I've read, this magazine was a one-shot released in 2002 via bookstores and Scholastic's book club. The cover promotes what the magazine may be best known for: a Scooby-Doo/Powerpuff Girls crossover comic. I got the magazine at a school book fair back then; it is now in my room on a...
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    R.I.P. Lee Kerslake (1947-2020)

    British drummer Lee Kerslake has died yesterday at the age of 73 from prostate cancer. Kerslake is best known for his long-time membership with Uriah Heep; he was also an early member of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band, leaving about a year before the sudden death of Randy Rhoads. That's him you...

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