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A chronology of the bucket-kickers.

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.

Survey Says…

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“Who you calling ‘fat lady?!’
Oh yeah… that’s me, alright.”

Louie Anderson
Comedian, actor, basket case.
March 24, 1953 – January 21, 2022
Aged 68 years.

Most recognized for: A gap-toothed tub from the Midwest, Mr. Anderson hit it big doing stand-up. From there, he washed lettuce in “Coming to America,” created the Emmy-winning cartoon series “Life with Louie,” hosted “Family Feud” for a few years, and threw on a dress & wig to play a twisted family matriarch on “Baskets.” But after a quiet bout with lymphoma, this fat lady finally sang.

Insignificant Other

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“I used to pack a chainsaw, but it made
the dismemberment process just too damn messy.
Hacksaws and paring knives are really where it’s at.
Wait… did I just say that out loud?
Is this mic on?”

Robert Durst
Rich kid, murderer, lesser evil?
April 12, 1943 – January 10, 2022.
Aged 78 years.

Most recognized for: You remember that syphilitic sock puppet who sang for Limp Bizkit? Well, that’s Fred… another Durst… who’s still alive, unfortunately. Robert, on the other hand, actually had some skills… specifically in the department of making folks disappear. He just really sucked at managing the details… like body parts, paper trails, and his own big, fat mouth. So he wound up dying in prison. We can only pray a similar fate befalls Fred. But for that, you gotta have faith.

How I Met the Reaper

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“Hey there…
how’d you like to make $10,000…
the hard way?”

Bob Saget
Comedian, actor, aristocrat.
May 17, 1956 – January 9, 2022.
Aged 65 years.

Most recognized for: A staple of family TV in the 80’s & 90’s, Bob was America’s wholesome source for lame dad jokes and groin injury home videos. Meanwhile, in the comedy clubs, he was a shameless font of four-letter words and purveyor of the bluest comedy. But after checking into a Ritz-Carlton between gigs in Florida, Mr. Sagat mysteriously checked out.

The Short List – December ’21

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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.

December 1, 2021
  • Grand Jojo – Aged 85 years. Belgian singer-songwriter with a ridiculous stage name.
December 2, 2021
  • Darlene Hard – Aged 85 years. American pro tennis player with multiple singles & doubles championship titles.
December 3, 2021
  • Claude Humphrey – Aged 77 years. Hall of Fame NFL defensive end for the Falcons & the Eagles.
December 4, 2021
  • Stonewall Jackson – Aged 89 years. Country musician from the 50’s-60’s golden era of honky tonk.
December 5, 2021
  • Bill Glass – Aged 86 years. 4X Pro-bowl defensive end for the Cleveland Browns.
December 6, 2021
  • Kåre Willoch – Aged 93 years. 30th prime minister of Norway.
December 7, 2021
  • NAME – Aged 64 years. Musician & author dubbed “the Godfather of hip hop journalism.”
December 8, 2021
  • Robbie Shakespeare – Aged 68 years. Jamaican musician and session bassist.
  • Gil Bridges – Aged 80 years. Sax player for Detroit rockers Rare Earth.
  • Blackjack Lanza – Aged 86 years. Pro wrestler, one-half of tag team The Blackjacks.
  • Barry Harris – Aged 91 years. American jazz pianist, bandleader, & bebop proponent.
  • Ralph Tavares – Aged 79 years. Vocalist for family R&B/soul/disco act Tavares.
December 9, 2021
  • Al Unser – Aged 82 years. Pro racing driver, 4X Indy 500 champ.
  • Demaryius Thomas – Aged 33 years. 4X Pro Bowl RB for Denver’s Super Bowl 50 team.
  • Larry Sellers – Aged 72 years. Native American actor from “Dr. Quinn, medicine Woman.”
  • Carmen Salinas – Aged 82 years. Mexican actress turned politician.
  • Cara Williams – Aged 96 years. Oscar & Emmy-nominated American film & TV actress.
December 10, 2021
  • Les Emmerson – Aged 77 years. Singer/guitarist for Five Man Electrical Band who originally wrote Tesla’s hit “Signs.”
December 11, 2021
  • Anne Rice – Aged 80 years. American author who penned “The Vampire Chronicles”.
  • Manuel Santana – Aged 83 years. US Open & Wimbeldon winning tennis player.
  • Jack Hedley – Aged 92 years. British actor who appeared in “For Your Eyes Only.”
December 12, 2021
  • Roland Hemond – Aged 92 years. GM and award-winning executive for multiple MLB teams.
  • Vicente Fernández – Aged 81 years. Grammy-winning Mexican musician and cultural icon.
  • James Guffney – Aged 39 years. TNA Pro wrestler known by the ring name “Jimmy Rave.”
December 13, 2021
  • Joe Simon – Aged 85 years. Grammy-winning R&B musician & vocalist.
  • Blackberri – Aged 76 years. Gay black wierdo.
December 14, 2021
  • Ken Kragen – Aged 85 years. Music manager & producer who organized We Are the World and Hands Across America.
December 15, 2021
  • Len Hauss – Aged 79 years. 5X Pro-bowl center for the Washington Redskins… yes, the fukking REDSKINS.
  • Wanda Young – Aged 78 years. Lead singer of Motown’s The Marvelettes.
  • Bridget Hanley – Aged 80 years. TV actress with featured roles on “Here Come the Brides” and “Harper Valley PTA.”
December 16, 2021
  • George Gekas – Aged 91 years. Pennsylvania Congressman fror 20 years.
  • Hub – Aged 62 years. Original bass player for The Roots.
  • Alan B. Scott – Aged 89 years. Inventor of Botox.
December 17, 2021
  • Harry Jacobs – Aged 84 years. All-star linebacker for the Bills.
December 18, 2021
  • Kangol Kid – Aged 55 years. American hip hop producer, songwriter, break dancer, and emcee.
December 19, 2021
  • Drakeo the Ruler – Aged 28 years. Another dipsh!t rap star.
  • Sally Ann Howes – Aged 91 years. Stage, screen, & TV actress over 6 ecades, played Truly Scrumptious in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
  • Billy Conway – Aged 65 years. Drummer for Morphine.
  • Nicholas Georgiade – Aged 88 years. Actor who was Agent Rico Rossi on TV’s “The Untouchables.”
December 20, 2021
December 21, 2021
  • Anthony Williams – Aged 90 years. Steel pan musician also known as “Muffman.”
December 22, 2021
December 23, 2021
December 24, 2021
  • JD Crowe – Aged 84 years. American banjo player and bluegrass band leader.
December 25, 2021
  • Candy Palmater – Aged 53 years. Canadian comedian & actress seen on “Trailer Park Boys.”
December 26, 2021
December 27, 2021
  • Bruce Davis – Aged 65 years. NFL lineman for the Raiders early-80’s Super Bowl teams.
December 28, 2021
December 29, 2021
December 30, 2021
  • Sam Jones – Aged 88 years. Hall of Fame NBA guard with 10 championship rings.
December 31, 2021
  • Fred Cone – Aged 95 years. NFL fullback & placekicker and Packers’ Hall of Famer.

 

 

 

 

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