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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

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.

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.

Roll on ’22

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We’re juiced up and ready to rip, folks. All lists and selections have been uploaded to the site. Enrollment was a bit low this year, but we’re thankful for the twisted company we’ve kept. To all the players… thank you. And to the spectators: while having an audience is appreciated, get a fukken helmet next year!

A notice will soon be going out to y’all individually as a reminder of where to send your “membership & processing fees.” So pay the good Doctor and let’s get on with the sh!t show.

God luck & good speed –
Der Kommissar

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.

 

 

 

 

Rules Update for ’22

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Buzzkill Alert: The selection field of sports & politics has been a long-abused sea of haystacks with too many goddamned needles. So we’re gonna reign things in a bit.

SPORTS PLAYERS:
British cricketeers, Slavic soccer players, Kiwi rugby clowns… the world of sports is just too fukken big. We’re gonna stick to North American Pro Sports: NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and if you absolutely must, CFL. Additionally, (and this is the really important part) selections must have achieved some level of career status in their sport. A title, a record, an award, All-star status, or an immediate association with some aspect of the game. For example: Pro-bowler, All-star, Rookie of the year, MVP, Hall of Famer, youngest/oldest, first black/last white, whatever. So it can’t be a relief pitcher who bounced between the minors & majors for 2 years only to “retire” and become a used car salesman in his mid-20’s. Or some 2nd string O-lineman who played for 5 teams in as many years before pursuing his passions for substance and spousal abuse full time. They have to have done SOMETHING other than have their mug printed on a trading card.

Now… the torch-bearing mob at my door has a question: “What about other sports? Golf players? Tennis players? NASCAR drivers? Pro Wrestlers?” Yeah, yeah… I know… this is opening an enormous can of worms. Yes you can pick them. But again let me reiterate: title, record, award, status, or immediate association with the sport. I’m not trying to eliminate sports… just trying to make the world of corpses I need to keep an eye out for just a little smaller AND hone in a bit on CELEBRITY status… which – trust me – is astronomically subjective and difficult.

POLITICIANS:
On the US side, we’re keeping it strictly federal. Presidents, first ladies, VP’s, senators, representatives, Supreme Court justices, cabinet members & press secretaries… past and present…all fair game. US state/territory governors – although technically not federal – will also be allowed. City mayors, elected county officials, state congress members, town sanitation commissioners… nope. Outside of the US, heads of state and royals – past and present – are legit picks. But we’re not getting as granular as members of foreign Parliament, political parties or activist groups. Call this the “Ezra Nawi Rule” if you like.

So that’s it. I had grand schemes to clarify sh!t even further this year, but that’s all I had time for. If you have any issues with the above, please feel free to contact the DRCDP Give-a-fukk Department… which unfortunately was downsized long, long ago. Old Crankypants has spoken. The Rules & Reg’s page has been updated accordingly. Get your lists in… you have a week. Good luck to all.
-Der Kommissar

The Short List – November ’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.

November 1, 2021
  • Emmett Chapman – Aged 85 years. American jazz musician and inventor of the Chapman Stick.
November 2, 2021
  • Neal Smith – Aged 101 years. Iowa representative from 1959 to 1995, oldest living current or former member of Congress.
November 3, 2021
  • Tom Matte – Aged 82 years. 2X Pro Bowl RB and Super Bowl V champ.
November 4, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 6, 2021
November 7, 2021
November 8, 2021
  • Margo Guryan – Aged 84 years. Forgettable American songwriter from the 60’s.
November 9, 2021
  • Jerry Douglas – Aged 88 years. 25 year cast member of “The Young & the Restless.”
November 10, 2021
  • Jun Hong Lu – Aged 62 years. Controversial Buddhist faith healer and the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door religious movement.
November 11, 2021
  • John Goodsall – Aged 68 years. Progressive rock and jazz fusion guitarist for Brand X and atomic Rooster.
November 12, 2021
  • Dave Hickey – Aged 82 years. Peabody Award winning art critic who wrote for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.
November 13, 2021
  • Sam Huff – Aged 87 years. 5X Pro Bowl RB for the Giants & Redskins.
November 14, 2021
  • Heath Freeman – Aged 41 years. Actor who played serial killer Howard Epps on TV’s “Bones.”
November 15, 2021
  • Julio Lugo – Aged 46 years. Starting shortstop for Boston’s 2007 World Series wining team.
November 16, 2021
  • Larry J. Hopkins – Aged 88 years. Kentucky congressman and father to actor Josh Hopkins.
November 17, 2021
  • Art LaFleur – Aged 78 years. Character actor who appeared in “The Sandlot” and “Field of Dreams.”
November 18, 2021
  • Peter Buck – Aged 90 years.
    Restaurateur, co-founder of Subway.
  • Mick Rock – Aged 72 years. British rock music photographer often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies.”
November 19, 2021
  • Will Ryan – Aged 72 years. Songwriter and voice talent for numerous animated films and children’s shows.
November 20, 2021
  • Billy Hinsche – Aged 70 years. Bandmate of Desi Arnaz & Dean Marin as well as touring musician with The Beach Boys.
November 21, 2021
  • Lou Cutell – Aged 91 years. Film & TV actor who played Amazing Larry in “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”.
November 22, 2021
  • Doug Jones – Aged 64 years. 5X All-star MLB pitcher with a sweet mustache.
  • Bernard Holley – Aged 81 years. Veteran British actor known for appearances on Doctor Who.
November 23, 2021
  • Chun Doo-hwan – Aged 90 years. Controversial 5th President of South Korea.
  • Bill Virdon – Aged 90 years. MLB outfielder, manager, coach, and 2X World Series champ.
November 24, 2021
  • Lisa Brown – Aged 67 years. Soap actress from “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns.”
November 25, 2021
  • Charles Moose – Aged 68 years. American author and police officer central to the DC Beltway Sniper case.
November 26, 2021
  • Mark Roth – Aged 70 years. Pro bowler who won the PBA tour 24 times.
  • Stephen Sondheim – Aged 91 years. Award-winning Broadway composer credited for reinventing the American musical.
November 27, 2021
  • Curley Culp – Aged 75 years. 6X pro-bowl lineman with a ring from Super Bowl IV.
November 28, 2021
  • Virgil Abloh – Aged 41 years. Big-shot fashion designer with a taste for plagiarism.
  • Carrie Meek – Aged 95 years. Florida congresswoman who criminalized stalking.
November 29, 2021
  • Arlene Dahl – Aged 96 years. Classic Hollywood-era actress and Lorenzo’s mommma Lamas.
November 30, 2021
  • Dave Draper – Aged 79 years. American bodybuilder, actor and author.

 

 

The Short List – October ’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.

October 1, 2021
  • Ewert Ljusberg – Aged 76 years. Swedish musician, TV personality, and president of some fictitious, bullsh!t republic.
October 2, 2021
October 3, 2021
  • Bernard Tapie – Aged 78 years. French businessman, politician and occasional actor, singer, and TV host.
  • Todd Akin – Aged 74 years. Missouri representative whose run for Senator was derailed by his distinction of “legitimate rape.”.
October 4, 2021
  • Alan Kalter – Aged 78 years. David Letterman’s announcer for 20 years.
October 5, 2021
  • Hobo Jim – Aged 69 years. American folk singer-songwriter, big deal in Alaska for some reason.
October 6, 2021
  • Gerald Home – Aged 70 years. British TV actor who donned 2 different alien masks in “The Return of the Jedi.”
  • Martin J. Sherwin – Aged 84 years. Pulitzer Prize winning historian who obsessed about nuclear weapons.
October 7, 2021
  • Rick Jones – Aged 84 years. Canadian children’s TV personality.
October 8, 2021
  • Jem Targal – Aged 74 years. Founder of Detroit’s psychedelic hard rock outfit Third Power.
October 9, 2021
  • Jim Pembroke – Aged 75 years. Vocalist for Finnish progressive rock band Wigwam.
October 10, 2021
  • Ruthie Tompson – Aged 111 years. Animator for Walt Disney from 1937 to 1978.
  • Granville Adams – Aged 58 years. TV actor best known as Zahir Arif on HBO’s “Oz.”
October 11, 2021
  • Deon Estus – Aged 65 years. American musician/singer and bassist for Wham!.
October 12, 2021
  • Brian Goldner – Aged 58 years. Hasbro CEO and executive producer of the “Transformers” film franchise.
  • Roy Horan – Aged 71 years. Martial arts movie actor from the 70’s & 80’s.
October 13, 2021
  • Ray Fosse – Aged 74 years. All-star catcher for Oakland’s World Series dynasty in the early 70’s.
October 14, 2021
  • Dale Kildee – Aged 92 years. Democrat congressman who represented Michigan from 1977 to 2013.
  • Phil Leadbetter – Aged 59 years. Award-winning American bluegrass musician for whom Gibson Guitars named a dobro after.
October 15, 2021
  • Joanna Cameron – Aged 73 years. Actress who played the title role of Isis on some silly 70’s children’s TV show.

 

 

 

October 16, 2021
  • Ron Tutt – Aged 83 years. Drummer for Elvis’ TCB Band and session player for other big names.
  • Paul Salata – Aged 94 years. The NFL draft’s first “Mr. Irrelevant” and “Angels in the Outfield” actor.
  • Betty Lynn – Aged 95 years. Actress who played Barney’s girlfriend Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
  • Leo Boivin – Aged 90 years. Canadian pro hockey HOF’er.
October 17, 2021
  • Toshihiro Iijima – Aged 89 years. Japanese film director responsible for the notably terrible Ultraman series.
October 18, 2021
  • Bill Zeliff – Aged 85 years. Former New Hampshire congressman.
  • Val Bisoglio – Aged 95 years. Actor who had a regular role on TV’s “Quincy, M.E.” and played Travolta’s hairdo-wrecking dad in “Saturday Night Fever.”
October 19, 2021
  • LeslieBricusse – Aged 90 years. Oscar-winning composer & lyricist who penned Bond themes, including “Goldfinger.”
  • Jack Angel – Aged 90 years. Voice actor who’s worked on just about everything animated since the 70’s.
October 20, 2021
  • Jerry Pinkney – Aged 81 years. Award-winning illustrator and writer of children’s literature.
October 21, 2021
  • Einár – Aged 19 years. Young & dumb Swedish rapper who survived a brutal kidnapping only to be shot 18 months later.
  • George Butler – Aged 78 years. Documentary filmmaker who introduced moviegoers to Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1977’s “Pumping Iron.”
October 22, 2021
  • Jay Black – Aged 82 years. Lead singer of 60’s hitmakers Jay and the Americans.
October 23, 2021
  • Bob Neumeier – Aged 70 years. NBC Sports’ thoroughbred racing commentator who also covered NFL, NHL, & the Olympics.
October 24, 2021
  • Sonny Osborne – Aged 83 years. One half of bluegrass duo The Osborne Brothers, famous for 1967’s hit “Rocky Top.”
October 25, 2021
  • Willie Cobbs – Aged 89 years. American blues singer best known for his song “You Don’t Love Me”.
October 26, 2021
  • Roh Tae-woo – Aged 88 years. 6th president of South Korea.
  • Mike Lucci – Aged 81 years. Pro Bowl linebacker, NFL color commentator, part time actor and business exec.
  • Mort Sahl – Aged 94 years. Comedian, actor, and social satirist.
  • Rose Lee Maphis – Aged 98 years. Country singer credited as a pioneer of the mid 50’s Bakersfield sound.
October 27, 2021
  • Bob Ferry – Aged 84 years. Pro basketball center and GM of the Washington Bullets’ ’78 championship team.
October 28, 2021
  • Linwood Holton – Aged 98 years. Former governor of Virginia.
  • Camille Saviola – Aged 71 years. Actress and singer who played Turtle’s mom on “Entourage.”
October 29, 2021
  • Malcolm Dome – Aged 66 years. British rock journalist & author credited with coining the term “thrash metal.”
October 30, 2021
  • Jerry Remy – Aged 68 years. All-star MLB 2nd baseman, color commentator, author and restaurateur.
October 31, 2021
  • Frank Farrar – Aged 92 years. Former governor of South Dakota .

The Short List – Sept. ’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.

September 1, 2021
September 2, 2021
  • Keith McCants – Aged 53 years. NFL linebacker turned broadcaster.
  • Mikis Theodorakis – Aged 96 years. Acclaimed film music composer and commie douchebag.
  • David Patten – Aged 47 years. Patriots WR who caught Tom Brady’s first Super Bowl TD.
September 3, 2021
  • Yolanda López – Aged 78 years. American painter known for her Virgen de Guadalupe series.
September 4, 2021
  • Willard Scott – Aged 87 years. Today Show weatherman and creator of Ronald McDonald.
September 5, 2021
  • Sarah Harding – Aged 39 years. Soap actress and singer for Brit-pop group Girls Aloud.
  • Tony Selby – Aged 83 years. English actor from “EastEnders” and “Doctor “Who.”
September 6, 2021
  • Michael K. Williams – Aged 54 years. Black guy with the big scar on his face seen in “The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Alias.”
  • Jean-Pierre Adams – Aged 73 years. French soccer star who spent 39 years in a coma.
  • Adlai Stevenson III – Aged 90 years. US Senator from a famous family of politicians.
September 7, 2021
September 8, 2021
  • Neddy Smith – Aged 76 years. Australian organized criminal whose hijinks were fictionalized on page & screen.
  • Terry Brennan – Aged 93 years. Head coach for Notre Dame in the mid-50’s.
September 9, 2021
September 10, 2021
  • Jorge Sampaio – Aged 81 years. Former president of Portugal.
  • Michael Chapman – Aged 80 years. English singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso.
September 11, 2021
  • Mick Tingelhoff – Aged 81 years. NFL Hall of Fame career center for the Vikings.
September 12, 2021
  • Fran Bennett – Aged 84 years. TV & film black bit-part player.
September 13, 2021
  • Don Collier – Aged 92 years. TV Western & film actor who was pigeon-holed into becoming Hubba Bubba’s ad mascot “The Gum Fighter”.
September 14, 2021
  • Reuben Klamer – Aged 99 years. Inventor of Milton Bradley’s The Game of Life.
September 15, 2021
  • Joel Rapp – Aged 87 years. Film director & screenwriter for popular 60’s TV shows.
September 16, 2021
  • Jane Powell – Aged 92 years. Musical actress referred to as one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
September 17, 2021
  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika – Aged 84 years. President of Algeria for nearly 20 years.
  • Tim Donnelly – Aged 77 years. TV actor who played fireman Chet Kelly on the 70’s primetime series “Emergency!”
September 18, 2021
  • Roger Brown – Aged 84 years. 6X Pro Bowl defensive tackle known for his role in 1962’s “Thanksgiving Day Massacre.”
September 19, 2021
  • John Challis – Aged 79 years. English TV actor and author.
  • Jimmy Greaves – Aged 81 years. England’s fourth-highest international football goalscorer.
September 20, 2021
  • Sarah Dash – Aged 76 years. R&B singer who worked with Patti LaBelle and The Rolling Stones.
  • Sherwood Boehlert – Aged 84 years. US congressman from New York who chaired the science committee.
  • Billy Maxwell – Aged 92 years. College golf stud who turned pro in the 50’s.
September 21, 2021
  • Willie Garson – Aged 57 years. Film & TV actor known for playing Stanford Blatch on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”
  • Richard H. Kirk – Aged 65 years. English electronic musician from Cabaret Voltaire who also worked under dozens of pseudonyms.
  • Al Harrington – Aged 85 years. Samoan-American actor who had parts in both the original “Hawaii Five-O” and the 2010 reboot.
  • Peter Palmer – Aged 90 years. Actor who played Lil Abner on Broadway and on film.
September 22, 2021
  • Robert Fyfe – Aged 90 years. Scottish TV actor with a 25-year gig on a British sit-com you never heard of.
  • Abdelkader Bensalah – Aged 79 years. Another former President of Algeria.
  • Roger Michell – Aged 65 years. English filmmaker, director of “Notting Hill” and “Hyde Park on the Hudson.”
  • Bob Moore – Aged 88 years. “Nashville A-Team” session bassist who performed on over 17,000 recordings, including Elvis & Patsy Cline.
  • Jay Sandrich – Aged 89 years. Emmy-winning director of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” & “The Cosby Show.”
September 23, 2021
  • Sue Thompson – Aged 96 years. American pop and country music singer with hits in the 60’s.
September 24, 2021
  • Pee Wee Ellis – Aged 80 years. American composer & jazz sax player who worked with James Brown & Van Morrison.
September 25, 2021
  • Walter Scott Jr. – Aged 90 years. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist.
September 26, 2021
  • Alan Lancaster – Aged 72 years. Bassist/singer for British rock band Status Quo.
  • George Frayne – Aged 77 years. Singer/musician better known in the 60’s country scene as Commander Cody.
September 27, 2021
  • Andrea Martin – Aged 49 years. R&B hitmaker who wrote for the likes of Toni Braxton, En Vogue, and Jennifer Hudson.
  • Roger Hunt – Aged 83 years. One of the few remaining members of England’s legendary mid-60s World Cup team.
September 28, 2021
September 29, 2021
  • Michael Tylo – Aged 73 years. American actor who had roles in just about all the major soap operas.
September 30, 2021
  • John Rigas – Aged 96 years. Cable TV magnate, NHL team owner, and convicted fraudster.

The Short List – August ’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.

August 1, 2021
  • Paul Cotton – Aged 78 years. Poco guitarist/singer who wrote their biggest hit “Heart of the Night.”
August 2, 2021
  • Dave Severance – Aged 102 years. Easy company commander who ordered the flag raising on Iwo Jima.
August 3, 2021
  • K-HAND – Aged 56 years. Electronic musician dubbed “The First Lady of Detroit techno”.
August 4, 2021
  • Razzy Bailey – Aged 82 years. Country hitmaker from the early 80’s.
  • Bobby Eaton – Aged 62 years. Pro wrestler who was half of the tag-team ‘The Midnight Express.’
  • Dick Farmer – Aged 86 years. American businessman with a hilarious name.
  • Paul Johnson – Aged 50 years. House DJ/producer who landed a hit single with “Get get Down.”.
August 5, 2021
August 6, 2021
  • Trevor Moore – Aged 41 years. Comedian who was a member of the Whitest Kids You Know troupe.
August 7, 2021
  • Markie Post – Aged 70 years. Blonde TV actress known for “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court.”
  • Jane Withers – Aged 95 years. Prominent child star from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
August 8, 2021
  • Bobby Bowden – Aged 91 years. Legendary college football coach for FSU.
  • Walter Yetnikoff – Aged 87 years. Head of CBS records who crafted the careers of Michale Jackson, Billy Joel, Bruce Springstien, and Weird Al.
August 9, 2021
  • Joey Ambrose – Aged 87 years. Sax player for Bill Haley & the Comets and Rock & Roll HOF’er.
August 10, 2021
August 11, 2021
  • Mike Finnigan – Aged 76 years. American session keyboardist who played with Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Still & Nash, and many more.
  • Roy Gaines – Aged 83 years. Texas electric blues guitarist who appeared in “The Color Purple.”
August 12, 2021
August 13, 2021
  • Fez Whatley – Aged 57 years. Comedian & radio personality known for “The Ron & Fez Show.”
  • Nanci Griffith – Aged 68 years. Grammy-winning American singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
August 14, 2021
  • Carlos Correia – Aged 87 years. 4-time Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau.
August 15, 2021
  • Paul Mitchell – Aged 64 years. Former US Rep for Michigan’s 10th district.
  • Gerd Müller – Aged 75 years. German FIFA legend nicknamed “Der Bomber.”.
  • Dick Schafrath – Aged 84 years. NFL O-lineman who later became an Ohio State Senator.
  • Joe Walton – Aged 85 years. College & NFL player & head coach (Jets).
August 16, 2021
  • Sean Lock – Aged 58 years. British stand-up comic and TV star.
August 17, 2021
  • Eddie Paskey – Aged 81 years. Actor who played an enterprise crewman in 55 episodes of the original “Star Trek” TV series.
  • Gary “Chicken” Hirsh – Aged 81 years. Drummer for psychedelic Woodstock act Country Joe & The Fish.
  • Leonard Thompson – Aged 69 years. Record-setting receiver for the Detroit Lions.
August 18, 2021
  • Joseph Lee Galloway – Aged 79 years. Vietnam war news correspondent & Bronze Star recipient whose work later found its way into Hollywood films.
August 19, 2021
  • Chuck Close – Aged 81 years. American visual artist known for massive-scale portraits.
  • Sonny Chiba – Aged 82 years. Japanese actor and martial artist who played sword maker Hattori Hanzō in the Kill Bill movies.
  • Rod Gilbert – Aged 80 years. Pro Hockey HOF’er known as New York’s “Mr. Ranger.”
August 20, 2021
  • Tom T. Hall – Aged 85 years. Storytelling country musician with 12 number one hits to his name, including “Harper Valley PTA.”
  • Ian Carey – Aged 45 years. Musician and record producer whose 2008 dance hit “Get Shaky” got international acclaim.
August 21, 2021
  • Don Everly – Aged 84 years. Remaining half of harmony-singing country-rockers The Everly Brothers.
  • Bill Emerson – Aged 83 years. Founding member of The Country Gentlemen revered as one of the best bluegrass banjo players in music history.
  • Anthony Scotto – Aged 87 years. Gambino crime family mafioso.
  • Phil Valentine – Aged 61 years. Talk radio host and outspoken skeptic of masks & vaccinations… who pulled a 180 a little too late.
August 22, 2021
  • Micki Grant – Aged 92 years. American singer, soap actress (Another World, Guiding Light,) and Tony nominated writer.
August 23, 2021
  • Brick Bronsky – Aged 57 years. Pro wrestler and and B-horror flick actor.
  • Michael Nader – Aged 76 years. American soap actor seen on “Dynasty,” “All My Children,” and “As the World Turns.”
August 24, 2021
  • Hissène Habré – Aged 79 years. 5th President of Chad and convicted war criminal.
  • Jerry Harkness – Aged 81 years. Pro basketballer and Quaker Oats shill.
August 25, 2021
August 26, 2021
  • Kenny Malone – Aged 83 years. Session drummer who played with the OG’s of outlaw country.
  • Neal Brendel – Aged 66 years. USA Rugby Union chairman and member of the national team.
August 27, 2021
  • Sam Salter – Aged 46 years. American R&B singer and one-time Babyface protégé.
  • Edmond H. Fischer – Aged 101 years. Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and president of the World Cultural Council.
August 28, 2021
  • Ida Keeling – Aged 106 years. Record-holding old broad featured spotlighted by HBO doc series & Oprah Winfrey.
August 29, 2021
  • Ron Bushy – Aged 79 years. Drummer for Iron Butterfly who played an unnecessary solo on “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Aged 85 years. Jamaican singer and producer considered a pioneer in dub music.
August 30, 2021
  • Junior Coffey – Aged 79 years. RB for the Packers’ ’65 championship team.
August 31, 2021
  • Michael Constantine – Aged 94 years. American actor and Big Fat Greek Dad.
  • Mahal – Aged 46 years. Filipino actress & comedienne.

 

The Short List – June ’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.

June 1, 2021
  • Vince Promuto – Aged 82 years. Career Washington Redskin and 2X Pro Bowl lineman.
June 2, 2021
  • Bill Scanlon – Aged 64 years. Pro tennis player who upset McEnroe in the ’83 US Open.
  • Raymond J. Donovan – Aged 90 years. Reagan’s Secretary of Labor accused of colluding with the mob.
June 3, 2021
  • F. Lee Bailey – Aged 87 years. Hi-profile criminal defense attorney who was part of OJ’s “dream team.”
June 4, 2021
  • Clarence Williams III – Aged 81 years. The guy with the afro on police TV series “The Mod Squad.”
  • John M. Patterson – Aged 99 years. Governor of Alabama when all that civil rights sh!t was really going down.
June 5, 2021
  • Richard Robinson – Aged 84 years. Publishing magnate who served up Harry Potter & The Hunger Games.
June 6, 2021
  • Leonard Crow Dog – Aged 78 years. Lakota medicine man and activist who was central in the Wounded Knee Incident.
June 7, 2021
  • Jim Fassel – Aged 71 years. NFL player & head coach of the NY Giants.
June 8, 2021
  • Dean Parrish – Aged 78 years. American soul singer who had a hit with “I’m on My Way.”
June 9, 2021
  • Dakota Skye – Aged 27 years. Porn actress with a booze & fentanyl problem
June 10, 2021
  • Ray MacDonnell – Aged 93 years. Emmy-winning soap actor who played Dr. Joe Martin on “All My Children.”
June 11, 2021
  • Art Ditmar – Aged 92 years. Starting pitcher for the Yankees’ 1958 World Series team.
  • John Gabriel – Aged 90 years. Emmy nominated TV actor who played the Professor in the pilot of “Gilligan’s Island.”
  • Mudcat Grant – Aged 85 years. 2X all-star pitcher.
  • Leroy Jones – Aged 70 years. NFL defensive end who wore a Chargers jersey for 8 years.
June 12, 2021

 

June 13, 2021
  • Ashley Henley – Aged 40 years. Mississippi politician who was shot while investigating a fishy family murder.
June 14, 2021
  • Lisa Banes – Aged 65 years. Award winning actress seen in “Young Guns,” “Cocktail,” and “Gone Girl.”
June 15, 2021
June 16, 2021
  • Vance Trimble – Aged 107 years. Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist.
June 17, 2021
  • Alex Harvill – Aged 28 years. Guinness Record holding dirt bike stunt clown.
June 18, 2021
June 19, 2021
  • Champ – Aged 12 years. Joe Biden’s dog.
    Not a valid pick, but has a longer Wiki write-up than some legit picks do.
June 20, 2021
  • Joanne Linville – Aged 93 years. TV & film actress who once played a saucy Romulan commander on “Star Trek.”
June 21, 2021
  • Tom Kurvers – Aged 58 years. Stanley Cup winning NHL defenseman.
June 22, 2021
June 23, 2021
  • John McAfee – Aged 75 years. Anti-virus software developer & tax evader.
  • Melissa Coates – Aged 49 years. NWA Female wrestler known at “Super Genie.”
June 24, 2021
June 25, 2021
  • Jack Ingram – Aged 84 years. “Iron Man” champ of NASCAR’s Busch series.
June 26, 2021
  • John Langley – Aged 78 years. “Cops” creator/producer/director known as “The Godfather of Reality TV.”
  • Mike Gravel – Aged 91 years. Alaskan Senator and Pentagon Paper-boy.
June 27, 2021
  • Peps Persson – Aged 74 years. Acclaimed Swedish musician.
June 28, 2021
  • Greg Noll – Aged 84 years. Pioneering American pro surfer & movie producer
June 29, 2021
  • Donald Rumsfeld – Aged 88 years. US Secretary of Defense under Ford & Bush 2.
  • Stuart Damon – Aged 84 years. Emmy-winner who played Alan Quartermaine for 30 years on General Hospital.
June 30, 2021
  • Janet Moreau – Aged 93 years. Gold medal US track & field olympian.

The Short List – May ’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.

May 1, 2021
  • Olympia Dukakis – Aged 89 years. Actress who won an Oscar & A Golden Glove fo r her performance in “Moonstruck.”
May 2, 2021
  • Bobby Unser – Aged 87 years. 3X Indy 500 winning race car driver.
May 3, 2021
  • Lloyd Price – Aged 88 years. “Mr. Personality” of 50’s-60’s R&B who sand “Lawdy Miss Clawdy.”
May 4, 2021
  • Nick Kamen – Aged 59 years. English singer/songwriter & Madonna collaborator.
May 5, 2021
  • George Jung – Aged 78 years. Cocaine trafficker for the Medellín cartel who was portrayed by Johnny Depp in “Blow.”
May 6, 2021
  • David H. Gambrell – Aged 91 years. Georgia Senator who was a big deal for a hot minute in the early 70’s.
May 7, 2021
  • Pete du Pont – Aged 86 years. Silver-spoonfed Delaware politician who took a swing at the presidency in 1988.
May 9, 2021
  • Robert Ward – Aged 68 years. Record-holding caucus leader from Connecticut.
May 10, 2021
May 11, 2021
  • Norman Lloyd – Aged 106 years. American actor who was in showbiz for nearly a century.
May 12, 2021
  • Jerry Burns – Aged 94 years. Former head coach for the Minnesota Vikings
May 13, 2021
  • Jack Terricloth – Aged 50 years. Oddball American musician and guitarist.
May 14, 2021
May 15, 2021
May 16, 2021
  • Patsy Bruce – Aged 81 years. Country-western songwriter who co-penned “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”
May 17, 2021
  • Don Kernodle – Aged 71 years. WWF tag-team partner of Sgt. Slaughter.
  • Buddy Roemer – Aged 77 years. Aisle-jumping congressman from Louisiana.
May 18, 2021
  • Gilles Lupien – Aged 67 years. NHL defenceman who played for Montreal’s back-to-back Stanley Cup team.
May 19, 2021
  • Paul Mooney – Aged 79 years. Writer & stand-up comic who played Negrodamus on “Chappelle’s Show.”
  • Lee Evans – Aged 74 years. 2X gold medal olympian and Black Panther.
May 20, 2021
  • Roger Hawkins – Aged 75 years. Muscle Shoals session drummer who is heard on dozens of top 40 hits.
May 21, 2021
  • Tahir Salahov – Aged 92 years. Russian artist & Order of Lenin recipient.
May 22, 2021
  • Robert Marchand – Aged 109 years. Old fart on a bicycle.
  • Joe Beckwith – Aged 66 years. MLB relief pitcher for 85 World Series winning Royals.
May 23, 2021
  • Eric Carle – Aged 91 years. Children’s lit author & illustrator who created “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
May 24, 2021
  • Samuel E. Wright – Aged 74 years. Actor & singer who was the voice behind The Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea.”
  • Paul Christy – Aged 82 years. Old school wrestler who jobbed in the NWA & WWF.
  • John Davis – Aged 66 years. The real voice behind Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know it’s True.”
May 25, 2021
  • John Warren – Aged 94 years. US Senator and 6th husband of Elizabeth Taylor.
  • J.D. Roberts – Aged 88 years. Head coach for the New Orleans Saints in the early 70’s.
  • Rusty Warren – Aged 91 years. Female comic & singer, specializing in sex-related tunes like “Bounce Your Boobies”
  • Cotton Ivy – Aged 91 years. Tennessee politician and musician who appeared on Hee Haw.
May 26, 2021
  • Paul Soles – Aged 90 years. Canadian actor and television personality who voiced Hermey, the misfit dentist elf on “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”
  • Jerome Hellman – Aged 92 years. Oscar-winning producer of “Midnight Cowboy.”
May 27, 2021
  • Patrick Sky – Aged 80 years. American folk singer/songwriter.
May 28, 2021
  • Tony Marino – Aged 90 years. Another dead wrestler.
May 29, 2021
  • B.J. Thomas – Aged 78 years. Grammy winning singer of “Hooked on a Feeling” & “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”.
  • Joe Lara – Aged 58 years. Actor who played Tarzan on TV.
May 30, 2021
May 31, 2021
  • Arlene Golonka – Aged 85 years. Actress best known as Millie Hutchins on “The Andy Griffith Show.”.
  • Lil Loaded – Aged 20 years. Rapper & trouble magnet.

 

 

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