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The Short List – March ’22

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

March 1, 2022
  • Conrad Janis – Aged 94 years. American film & TV actor who played Midy’s dad on “Mork & Mindy.”
  • Warner Mack – Aged 86 years. Country singer/songwriter with nearly 2 dozen hits from the 50’s to the 80’s.
March 2, 2022
  • Alan Ladd Jr. – Aged 84 years. 20th Century Fox producer who greenlit “Star Wars” and won an Oscar for “Braveheart.”
  • Johnny Brown – Aged 84 years. Singer & actor who played the superintendent on “Good Times” and appeared on just about every black sitcom that came after.
  • John Stahl – Aged 68 years. Scottish actor who played Rickard Karstark on “Game of Thrones.”
  • Tony Walton – Aged 87 years. Tony, Emmy, And Oscar-winning set designer who built the world of “Mary Poppins” and “The Wiz.”
March 3, 2022
  • Tim Considine – Aged 81 years. Actor known for Disney flicks, early seasons of “My Three Sons,” and getting bitch-slapped in “Patton.”
  • Walter Mears – Aged 87 years. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
March 4, 2022
  • Jimbeau Hinson – Aged 70 years. The Oak Ridge Boys collaborator who wrote the #1 country hit “Fancy Free.”
March 5, 2022
  • Roy Winston – Aged 81 years. Vikings linebacker who played in 4 of their Super Bowl appearances.
March 6, 2022
  • Kenneth Ives – Aged 87 years. British TV actor known best by “Doctor Who” nerds.
March 7, 2022
  • Jeremy Child – Aged 77 years. Titled British actor with small roles in bug films.
March 8, 2022
  • Johnny Grier – Aged 74 years. NFL’s first black referee.
  • Grandpa Elliott – Aged 77 years. NOLA based street musician who became a viral sensation. Also went by the name “Uncle Remus.”
March 9, 2022
  • Jimmy Lydon – Aged 98 years. American actor who got his start in the 30’s.
March 10, 2022
  • Emilio Delgado – Aged 81 years. Fix-it shop owner Luis on “Sesame Street” for 45 years.
March 11, 2022
  • Rupiah Banda – Aged 85 years. 4th President of Zambia
  • Brad Martin – Aged 48 years. Country music singer-songwriter who broke out in the early aughts.
March 12, 2022
  • Traci Braxton – Aged 50 years. Singing sister outshined by her sibling Toni.
March 13, 2022
  • Brent Renaud – Aged 50 years. American documentary filmmaker killed in Ukraine.
March 14, 2022
  • Akira Takarada – Aged 87 years. Japanese actor known for appearing in 6 Godzilla movies.
March 15, 2022
  • Jean Potvin – Aged 72 years. Defenceman for the New York Islanders’ ’80 & ’81 Stanley Cup champion teams.
March 16, 2022
  • Vic Fazio – Aged 79 years. California congressman.
  • Ralph Terry – Aged 86 years. Yankees starting pitcher and 1962 World Series MVP.
March 17, 2022
  • Peter Bowles – Aged 85 years. English stage and television actor.
March 18, 2022
  • Don Young – Aged 88 years. GOP’s longest-serving member of congress, representing Alasks for 49 years.
  • John Clayton – Aged 67 years. Eggheaded sports journalist and ESPN personality.
March 19, 2022
  • Pat Goss – Aged 80 years. TV gearhead who hosted “MotorWeek’s” regular segment “Goss’ Garage.”
March 20, 2022
  • Tom Young – Aged 89 years. NCAA basketball head coach.
March 21, 2022
  • LaShun Pace – Aged 60 years. Gospel singer & evangelist who appeared in “Leap of Faith.”
March 22, 2022
  • Ted Mooney – Aged 70 years. American novelist.
March 23, 2022
  • Madeleine Albright – Aged 84 years. Clinton’s Secretary of State and US ambassador to the UN.
March 24, 2022
  • Gil Stein – Aged 94 years. 5th president of the NHL.
March 25, 2022
  • Keith Martin – Aged 55 years. Hit lovesong writer who penned “Because of You.”
March 26, 2022
  • Jeff Carson – Aged 58 years. American country music artist with a string of hits in the late 90’s & early ’00s.
March 27, 2022
March 28, 2022
  • Marvin J. Chomsky – Aged 92 years. Emmy-winning TV director of “Star Trek” and “Gunsmoke.”
March 29, 2022
  • Paul Herman – Aged 76 years. Actor who regularly played degenerates and greaseballs.
March 30, 2022
  • Nathaniel Ian Wynter – Aged 67 years. Jamaican musician who worked with Bob Marley & the Wailers.
March 31, 2022

Want Not

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“Wow.
You guys must really
dislike my music.”

Tom Parker
Singer, Brit, boy.
August 4, 1988 – March 30, 2022.
Aged 33 years.

Most recognized for: Boy band music… an unwaning scourge of the airwaves. Truly the devil’s music. Back in 2010, UK’s The Wanted were the turd-du-jour in the pop culture punchbowl. Tom and his pack of pre-teen pin-ups debuted at #1 on the pop charts with their single “All Time Low.” But after a battle with glioblastoma, Mr. Parker managed to sink even lower.

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The Fight’s Over

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[teeth grinding]
“God damn it feels good to
be back in Columbia!”
[sniff]

Taylor Hawkins
Drummer, Foo Fighter, Coattail Rider.
February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022.
Aged 50 years.

Most recognized for: The pressure of playing drums in a band fronted by Dave Grohl is not for the faint of heart. Just ask that clown from Sunny Day Real Estate. Mr. Hawkins, on the other hand, had what it took to answer the call… 25 years ago. Alas, time and pressure have a way of breaking down even the toughest slabs of meat. Just before a scheduled appearance at a Bogata music festival, Taylor suffered chest pains… and soon joined Dave’s growing list of dead blonde-haired bandmates.

Hurt’s No Good

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“If you’re already having difficulty
communicating with women, I wouldn’t recommend
dating a deaf one. Trust me.”

William Hurt
Actor, Oscar winner, Thunderbolt.
March 20, 1950 – March 13, 2022.
Aged 71 years.

Most recognized for: An 80’s leading man with a string of Oscar nods, Mr. Hurt’s pert smile and boyish charm made the perfect cover for his abusive cokehead alter ego. Just ask ex-girlfriend and “Children of a Lesser God” co-star Marlee Matlin… whose 2009 memoirs claim that sh!t got rapey at times. “Marlee WHO?” you ask? You don’t recall hearing that name before? Don’t worry… neither does she.

Say Goodbye to the Bad Guy

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“Heeeyyyy!
It looks like you missed me, Thunderpants!”

Scott Hall
Wrestler, nWo founder, heel.
October 20, 1958 – March 14, 2022.
Aged 63 years.

Most recognized for: Scott’s Scarface-inspired character Razor Ramon would strut into the ring covered in grease & gold chains while flicking toothpicks at people… just like every other assh0le in Miami at the time. But booze and benzos would later cripple the once towering spectacle of sweat & stubble… and after complications related to hip surgery, Razor went over the edge.

Dharma’s a Bitch

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“OK. Gary out… stunt double in.
We’re doing it for real this time.
Let’s see that arm, Rich.”

Mitchell Ryan
Actor, navy vet, Cincy boy.
January 11, 1934 – March 4, 2022.
Aged 88 years.

Most recognized for: Mitch’s mug spent 6 decades on the boob tube, but he also landed film roles… appearing with Clint in “Magnum Force” and “High Plains Drifter.” But to us at the DRCDP, he’ll always be General McCallister… the heroin kingpin who scorched Busey’s arm in the Oscar-snubbed 80’s classic “Lethal Weapon.” By comparison, 5 seasons of “Dharma & Greg” don’t mean a sh!t.

The Short List – Feb ’22

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

February 1, 2022
  • John Zazula – Aged 69 years. Megaforce Records founder who gave Metallica their big break.
February 2, 2022
  • Bill Fitch – Aged 89 years. Hall of Fame NBA coach.
February 3, 2022
February 4, 2022
  • Ashley Bryan – Aged 98 years. Award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books.
February 5, 2022
  • No one terribly important passed away on this day.
February 6, 2022
  • George Crumb – Aged 92 years. Pulitzer and Grammy winning avant-garde musician & composer.
February 7, 2022
  • Douglas Trumbull – Aged 79 years. American film director and brains behind special effects seen in “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Blade Runner.”
February 8, 2022
  • Ricky Hunter – Aged 85 years. WWF jobber also known as The Gladiator.
February 9, 2022
  • Jim Angle – Aged 75 years. Journalist, one of Fox News’ original correspondents.
  • Betty Davis – Aged 77 years. Funk songstress who was once married to Miles and dated Clapton.
  • Ian McDonald – Aged 75 years. Rock musician, founding member of Foreigner and King Crimson.
February 10, 2022
February 11, 2022
  • Mike Rabon – Aged 78 years. Guitarist and vocalist for ’60s hit group The Five Americans.
February 12, 2022
  • Carmen Herrera – Aged 106 years. Internationally renowned abstract minimalist.
February 13, 2022
  • King Louie Bankston – Aged 49 years. Garage rocker and surviving member of The Exploding Hearts.
February 14, 2022
  • Sandy Nelson – Aged 83 years. One of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s.
February 15, 2022
  • Bill Robinson – Aged 96 years. Automotive designer who created the Plymouth Fury.
February 16, 2022
  • Roger Rager – Aged 73 years. American pro race driver.
  • Jack Smethurst – Aged 89 years. English television and film comic actor.
February 17, 2022
  • David Brenner – Aged 59 years. Oscar-winning film editor who regularly cut for Oliver Stone, Roland Emmerich, and Zack Snyder.
  • Jim Hagedorn – Aged 59 years. US Congressman for Minnesota’s 1st district.
  • Martin Tolchin – Aged 93 years. American journalist and author, founded ‘The Hill’ and ‘Politico.’
February 18, 2022
  • Lindsey Pearlman – Aged 43 years. American actress known for her roles on General Hospital and Chicago Justice.
February 19, 2022
  • Gary Brooker – Aged 76 years. Founder and lead singer of psychedelic rock band Procol Harum.
  • Emile Francis – Aged 95 years. NHL player, coach, and general manager.
  • Charley Taylor – Aged 80 years. Hall of Fame player & coach for The Washington Redskins.
February 20, 2022
  • Joni James – Aged 91 years. American pop singer who had a #1 hit in 1952.
  • Bob Beckel – Aged 73 years. Political analyst and pundit for both FOX & CNN.
February 21, 2022
  • Ernie Andrews – Aged 94 years. American jazz, blues, and pop singer.
February 22, 2022
  • The Amazing Johnathan – Aged 63 years. Comedian & magician.
  • Mark Lanegan – Aged 57 years. Singer/songwriter for Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and Mad Season.
February 23, 2022
  • Ricky Rick – Aged 34 years. Suicidal South African rapper.
February 24, 2022
  • Sally Kellerman – Aged 84 years. Oscar-nominated actress who played Hot Lips in “M*A*S*H” and Thorton Mellon’s love interest in “Back To School.”
  • Ken Burrough – Aged 73 years. 2X Pro Bowl WR for the Houston Oilers.
February 25, 2022
  • Farrah Forke – Aged 54 years. American actress known for roles on “Wings” and “Lois & Clark.”
  • Lionel James – Aged 59 years. Chargers RB who set NFL records for receiving yards by a running back and all-purpose yardage.
  • Dick Versace – Aged 81 years. First Puerto Rican NBA coach.
February 26, 2022
  • Snootie Wild – Aged 36 years. Another rapping bullet magnet.
  • Ralph Ahn – Aged 95 years. Old Korean actor who often played old Korean men.
February 27, 2022
  • Veronica Carlson – Aged 77 years. British actress regularly cast in gothic horror films.
  • Ned Eisenberg – Aged 65 years. Film & TV actor regularly seen on “Law & Order: SVU.”
  • Nick Zedd – Aged 63 years. Artsy wierdo.
February 28, 2022
  • Kirk Baily – Aged 59 years. Actor who played camp counsellor ‘Ug’ Lee on Nickelodeon’s “Salute Your Shorts.”
  • Abuzed Omar Dorda – Aged 77 years. Former Prime Minister of Libya.

Have a Cigar

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“You know what the funny thing
is about Hillary Clinton?
Absolutely everything.”

PJ O’Rourke
Writer, political satirist, gonzo great.
November 14, 1947 – February 15, 2022
Aged 74 years.

Most recognized for: When the bulk of their talent was jumping ship for SNL in the mid-70’s, PJ kept National Lampoon afloat as editor-in-chief while contributing Pulitzer-worthy pieces like “How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink.” He went on to be a successful author and contributor to various publications before the old cigar-chomping smartass got redacted by lung cancer.

Reit Away

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“What motivated me to become a Hollywood success?
Isn’t it obvious? I mean, just look at me.
Without the money & the power,
I’m downright unfukkable.”

Ivan Reitman
Director, producer, ugly dude.
October 27, 1946 – February 12, 2022.
Aged 75 years.

Most recognized for: Ivan directed and/or produced some of the most iconic comedies of the late 20th century. “Animal House,” “Meatballs,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” “Kindergarten Cop,” “Twins,” “Private Parts,” “Old School”… the list could go on, but then the “iconic” moniker starts to get called into question… if it hasn’t already. But he had plenty of sh!tters that bore his name too… like any Ghostbusters movie that didn’t come out in 1984.

The Short List – Jan ’22

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

January 1, 2022
  • Dan Reeves – Aged 77 years. NFL RB & coach who saw 9 Super Bowls.
  • Max Julien – Aged 88 years. Blaxploitation film actor who starred in “The Mack.”
January 2, 2022
  • Traxamillion – Aged 42 years. Rapper & hip-hop record producer.
January 3, 2022
  • Jay Wolpert – Aged 79 years. Producer for “The Price is Right” and screenwriter for the Pirates of the Carribean movies.
January 4, 2022
  • Tommy Matchick – Aged 78 years. Infielder for Detroit’s ’68 World Series winning team.
  • Joan Copeland – Aged 99 years. American stage & screen actress.
January 5, 2022
  • Ralph Neely – Aged 78 years. All-pro & Pro Bowl O-lineman for the Cowboys.
  • Kim Mi-soo – Aged 29 years. South Korean Actress seen in the Disney+ series “Snowdrop.”.
January 6, 2022
  • Peter Bogdanovich – Aged 82 years. Oscar nominated director of “The Last Picture Show,” “Paper Moon,” and “Mask.”
  • Calvin Simon – Aged 79 years. Singer for Parliament & Funkadelic.
  • Sidney Poitier – Aged 94 years. Oscar-winning black actor.
January 7, 2022
  • Dee Booher – Aged 73 years. GLOW wrestler and actress.
  • Mark Forest – Aged 89 years. Bodybuilder and actor from 60’s gladiator movies.
January 8, 2022
  • Michael Lang – Aged 77 years. Promoter & producer for all 3 Woodstock Music Festivals.
January 9, 2022
  • Dwayne Hickman – Aged 87 years. TV actor who played the title role on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”
January 10, 2022
  • Don Maynard – Aged 86 years. Hall of Fame WR for the Jets’ Super Bowl III team.
January 11, 2022
  • Ernest Shonekan – Aged 85 years. 9th Nigerian head of State.
  • Phil Samis – Aged 94 years. Last surviving member of the Maple Leafs’ 1948 Stanley Cup team.
January 12, 2022
  • Ronnie Spector – Aged 78 years. Lead singer of The Ronettes, Phil’s Ex.
January 13, 2022
  • CPO Boss Hogg – Aged 52 years. Late 90’s Compton rapper & N.W.A. hangaround.
January 14, 2022
  • Dallas Frazier – Aged 82 years. Country musician and songwriter who wrote “Elvira.”

 

 

January 15, 2022
  • Ralph Emery – Aged 88 years. TV & radio personality referred to as “the Dick Clark of country music.”
  • Joe B. Hall – Aged 93 years. NCAA HOF men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky.
January 16, 2022
  • Charles McGee – Aged 102 years. The last surviving member of The Tuskegee Airmen.
January 17, 2022
  • Yvette Mimieux – Aged 80 years. Blonde actress from “The Time Machine” and “The Black Hole.”
January 18, 2022
  • Lusia Harris – Aged 66 years. First and only woman ever officially drafted
  • Dick Halligan – Aged 78 years. Grammy winning musician, founding member of Blood Sweat & Tears.
January 19, 2022
  • Hardy Krüger – Aged 93 years. Actor who seemingly played only German soldiers in war movies for 60 years.
  • Gaspard Ulliel – Aged 37 years. French actor who played Hannibal Lecter in “Hannibal Rising.”
  • Bob Goalby – Aged 92 years. Pro golfer, Masters Tournament winner
January 20, 2022
  • Elza Soares – Aged 91 years. Exiled Brazilian singer.
January 21, 2022
  • Clark Gillies – Aged 67 years. NHL hall of famer, 4X Stanley Cup winner with the NY Islanders.
January 22, 2022
  • Kathryn Kates – Aged 73 years. TV actress seen in a few episodes of “Seinfeld.”
January 23, 2022
  • Thierry Mugler – Aged 73 years. French fashion designer for popstars & A-listers.
  • Beegie Adair – Aged 84 years. American jazz pianist & bandleader.
January 24, 2022
January 25, 2022
  • Fredrik Johansson – Aged 47 years. Guitar player for Sweden’s Dark Dranquility.
January 26, 2022
  • Morgan Stevens – Aged 70 years. TV actor seen in “The Waltons” and “Melrose Place.”
  • Bud Brown – Aged 94 years. Ohio congressman & former Reagan administration cabinet member.
  • Moses J. Moseley – Aged 31 years. TV actor seen as a jaw-less pet walker on “The Walking Dead.”
January 27, 2022
  • Gene Clines – Aged 75 years. Outfielder for the Pirtes’ ’71 World Series Champion team.
January 28, 2022
  • Donald May – Aged 94 years. American TV actor who starred in soaps & westerns.
January 29, 2022
  • Howard Hesseman – Aged 81 years. Film & TV actor who played WKRP’s Dr. Johnny Fever.
January 30, 2022
January 31, 2022
  • Carleton Carpenter – Aged 95 years. Stage & screen actor known for musical numbers with Debbie Reynolds .
  • Robert Wall – Aged 82 years. American martial artist and actor who appeared in several Bruce Lee & Chuck norris films.

Good Grief

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“Your honor… It wasn’t me
who sent those threatening letters.
It was the Great Pumpkin.
Swear to God.”

Peter Robbins
Actor, child star, blockhead.
August 10, 1956 – January 18, 2022.
Aged 65 years.

Most recognized for: Peter was the voice for Charlie Brown in all of the major Peanuts TV specials and appeared in a few 60’s-70’s sitcoms. But like too many child actors of his time, he was destined for darkness… as he was jailed & institutionalized for drinking, drugs, domestic violence, stalking, and threatening to kill his trailer park’s manager. After a lifetime spent in the shadow of a neurotic comic strip character, good ol’ Pete reached the end of his rope.

Loaf Gets Pinched

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“I would do anything for love…
but I won’t do masks.
No I won’t wear masks.”

Meat Loaf
Singer, actor, Robert Paulson.
September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022.
Aged 74 years.

Most recognized for: Meat wasn’t one to loaf… he was a busy little butterball. He was in the Rocky Horror Sh!t Show, flew in & out of hell a few times, taught us that 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, drove the Spice Girls’ bus, and even gave us bitch-tits Bob in “Fight Club.” But though it may have seemed that nothing on this earth could dry out a Meat Loaf quite like your mother-in-law, then along came COVID.

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