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The Short List – Aug ’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
  • Rosa de Castilla – Aged 90 years. Singer/actress from the golden age of Mexican cinema. A re-fried Julie Andrews, if you will.
August 2, 2021
  • Melissa Bank – Aged 61 years. American author who wrote “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting & Fishing.”
August 3, 2021
  • Jackie Walorski – Aged 58 years. Indiana congresswoman.
  • Nicky Moore – Aged 75 years. Samson’s singer after Bruce Dickinson left for Iron Maiden.
  • Jack Deloplaine – Aged 68 years. RB for the Steelers in Super Bowls 13 & 14.
  • Raymond Damadian – Aged 86 years. Inventor of MRI technology.
August 4, 2021
  • Sam Gooden – Aged 87 years. Rock & Roll HOF’er who sang with The Impressions.
  • Albert Woodfox – Aged 75 years. Member of The Angola Three who served the longest period of solitary confinement in American prison history (40 years.)
August 5, 2021
  • Clu Gulager – Aged 93 years. TV western actor who found a 2nd career in sh!tty horror films.
August 6, 2021
  • David Muse – Aged 73 years. Gold & platinum album-winning singer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Buddy Leach – Aged 88 years. Louisiana Congressman & Chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party.
August 7, 2021
  • Roger E. Mosley – Aged 83 years. Actor who played the black helicopter pilot on “Magnum, P.I.”
  • David McCullough – Aged 89 years. 2X Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
  • Bert Fields – Aged 93 years. Notorious entertainment lawyer and author.
  • Ezekiel Alebua – Aged 75 years. 3rd Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands.
August 8, 2021
  • Lamont Dozier – Aged 81 years. American Hall of Fame songwriter who co-wrote and produced 14 US Billboard number-one hits.
August 9, 2021
  • Raymond Briggs – Aged 88 years. British children’s writer and illustrator who created “The Snowman.”
August 10, 2021
  • Sir Ralph Halpern – Aged 83 years. British fashion retailer and tabloid scoundrel.
August 11, 2021
  • Manuel Ojeda – Aged 81 years. Mexican actor who played the villain Zolo in “Romancing the Stone.”
  • Darius Campbell Danesh – Aged 41 years. Scottish singer/songwriter.
August 12, 2021
  • Wolfgang Petersen – Aged 81 years. German filmmaker who directed “Das Boot,” “The Neverending Story,” “The Perfect Storm,” & more.
August 13, 2021
  • Robyn Griggs – Aged 49 years. Child actor turned soap actor turned John Wayne Bobbit hangaround.
  • Denise Dowse – Aged 64 years. Film & TV actress noted for playing the Vice Principal on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
August 14, 2021
  • Svika Pick – Aged 72 years. Polish singer dubbed “The Israeli King of Pop.”
August 15, 2021
  • Pete Carril – Aged 92 years. Princeton’s head mens basketball coach for 30 years.
August 16, 2021
August 17, 2021
  • Jim Mueller – Aged 79 years. Sportscaster, voice of the Browns for 20 years.
August 18, 2021
  • Virginia Patton – Aged 97 years. Actress, last remaining adult cast member of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
  • Clayton Jacobson II – Aged 88 years. American inventor credited with introducing the jet ski.
August 19, 2021
  • Mildred Kornman – Aged 97 years. Oldest surviving child actor from the “Our Gang” series.
August 20, 2021
  • Leon Vitali – Aged 74 years. English actor and personal assistant to Stanley Kubrick.
August 21, 2021
  • Vincent Gil – Aged 83 years. Australian actor who played Nightrider in “Mad Max.”
August 22, 2021
  • Gary Gaines – Aged 73 years. Texas football coach portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton in “Friday Night Lights.”
  • Jerry Allison – Aged 82 years. Rock & Roll HOF’er, Buddy Holly’s drummer & collaborator.
August 23, 2021
  • Creed Taylor – Aged 93 years. Grammy-winning record producer & jazz label owner.
August 24, 2021
  • Len Dawson – Aged 87 years. KC QB & MVP of SB IV.
  • Joe E. Tata – Aged 85 years. TV actor who played the owner of The Peach Pit on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
August 25, 2021
  • Mable John – Aged 91 years. Female Mowtown blues vocalist who also appeared in “Honeydripper” and “20 Feet from Stardom.”
  • Joey DeFrancesco – Aged 51 years. Acclaimed jazz multi-instrumentalist.
August 26, 2021
  • Roland Mesnier – Aged 78 years. White House executive pastry chef for 25 years. That’s right folks… we’ve all been paying for a fukking presidential donut maker.
August 27, 2021
  • Robert LuPone – Aged 76 years. Film & TV actor seen in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Sopranos.”
August 28, 2021
August 29, 2021
  • Ernie Zampese – Aged 86 years. Offensive Coordinator for the Cowboys’ Super Bowl 30 team.
  • Luke Bell – Aged 32 years. American country musician and singer-songwriter.
  • Charlbi Dean – Aged 32 years. South African actress seen in “Triangle of Sadness.”
August 30, 2021
  • Steve White – Aged 48 years. NFL DE & blogger for SB Nation. Probably not a valid pick, but sports writers won’t shut up about it.
August 31, 2021
  • Lee Thomas – Aged 86 years. All-star first baseman for the Angels and GM for the Phillies.

 

The Short List – May ’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.

May 1, 2022
  • Ric Parnell – Aged 70 years. English musician who played Spinal Tap’s doomed drummer Mick Shrimpton.
  • Jerry verDorn – Aged 72 years. Daytime Emmy winning soap actor who was on “Guiding Light” for 26 years.
May 2, 2022
  • James V. Stanton – Aged 90 years. Ohio congressman who served through the seventies.
May 3, 2022
  • Norman Mineta – Aged 90 years. California congressman who held cabinet posts for both Clinton and GWBush.
  • Andra Martin – Aged 86 years. American actress and frequent costar of James Garner.
May 4, 2022
  • Howie Pyro – Aged 61 years. Punk bass player for D Generation and – briefly – Danzig.
May 5, 2022
  • Kenneth Welsh – Aged 80 years. Canadian actor who played villain Windom Earle on “Twin Peaks.”
May 6, 2022
  • Jewell – Aged 53 years. R&B singer hailed “The First Lady of Death Row Records.”
  • Bill Laskey – Aged 79 years. Pro Bowl linebacker for the Bills.
May 7, 2022
  • Bruce MacVittie – Aged 65 years. Actor seen in “The Sopranos” and Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby.”
May 8, 2022
  • John R. Cherry III – Aged 73 years. Creator of Jim Varney’s Earnest character and director of those god-awful Earnest movies.
May 9, 2022
  • Tim Johnson – Aged 75 years. Illinois congressman from 2001 to 2013.
May 10, 2022
  • Bob Lanier – Aged 73 years. 8X NBA All-star center for the Piston & Bucks.
May 11, 2022
  • Randy Weaver – Aged 74 years. Green Beret whose family was murdered by the feds at Ruby Ridge.
  • Norman Dolph – Aged 83 years. American songwriter who produced the Velvet Undergrounds first recordings.
  • June Preston – Aged 93 years. Child actress, singer, and rival of Shirley Temple.
May 12, 2022
  • Robert McFarlane – Aged 84 years. Reagan’s National Security Advisor who was central to the Iran-Contra affair.
  • Gino Cappelletti – Aged 88 years. Patriots kicker & WR who became their radio color commentator.
May 13, 2022
  • Lil Keed – Aged 24 years. Another dumbass rapper.
May 14, 2022
  • David West – Aged 57 years. Pitcher for Minnesota’s ’91 World Series champion team.
May 15, 2022
  • Maggie Peterson – Aged 81 years. Singer & actress who played Charlene Darling on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
May 16, 2022
  • John Aylward – Aged 75 years. Film & TV actor with a recurring role on “The West Wing.”
May 17, 2022
  • Vangelis – Aged 79 years. Greek composer who won an Oscar for scoring “Chariots of Fire.”
  • Marnie Schulenburg – Aged 37 years. Daytime Emmy nominated soap actress seen on “As The World Turns.”
May 18, 2022
  • Bob Neuwirth – Aged 82 years. American folk singer, songwriter, and Bob Dylan associate.
May 19, 2022
  • Ron Rice – Aged 81 years. Sunscreen manufacturer and founder of Hawaiian Tropic.
May 20, 2022
  • Roger Angell – Aged 101 years. Award-winning sports journalist & writer/editor for The new Yorker.
May 21, 2022
  • Colin Cantwell – Aged 90 years. NASA employee turned Hollywood concept artist who designed the Millennium Falcon & the Death Star.
May 22, 2022
  • Dervla Murphy – Aged 90 years. Travel author who rode from Ireland to India on a bicycle.
May 23, 2022
  • Joe Pignatano – Aged 92 years. Catcher for the ’59 World Series-champion Dodgers and coach of the 1969 World Series-champion Mets.
  • Thom Bresh – Aged 74 years. American country music guitarist and singer.
May 24, 2022
  • John Thompson – Aged 95 years. First manager of the Seahawks and 1978’s NFL Executive of the Year.
May 25, 2022
  • Eduardo Lizalde – Aged 93 years. Award-winning Mexican poet. Yes… apparently there are poets in Mexico.
May 26, 2022
  • Alan White – Aged 72 years. English drummer and songwriter for prog rockers Yes.
  • Andy Fletcher – Aged 60 years. Founding keyboard player for Depeche Mode.
May 27, 2022
  • Fayez Sarofim – Aged 93 years. Egyptian billionaire & former owner of the Houston Texans.
May 28, 2022
  • Bo Hopkins – Aged 84 years. American actor seen in “The Wild Bunch,” “American Graffiti,” and TV’s “Dynasty.”
May 29, 2022
  • Ronnie Hawkins – Aged 87 years. Canadian rockabilly legend.
  • Lester Piggott – Aged 86 years. English horse jockey widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racers of all time.
May 30, 2022
  • Jeff Gladney – Aged 25 years. NFL cornerback, Minnesota’s 1st round draft pick in 2020.
May 31, 2022
  • Charles Siebert – Aged 84 years. Actor & director who played Dr. Stanley Riverside II on “Trapper John, M.D.”.

 

 

The Short List – April ’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.

April 1, 2022
  • C.W. McCall – Aged 93 years. Truck-driving country singer of “Convoy.”
April 2, 2022
  • Estelle Harris – Aged 93 years. Actress who played George’s mother on “Seinfeld.”
April 3, 2022
  • Gene Shue – Aged 90 years. 5X NBA All-star & 2X Coach of the Year.
April 4, 2022
  • Joe Messina – Aged 93 years. Mowtown’s Funk Brothers guitarist dubbed the “white brother with soul.”
  • Kathy Lamkin – Aged 74 years. Actress with small parts in big movies.
April 5, 2022
  • Bobby Rydell – Aged 79 years. 60’s teen idol, singer of “Wild One.”
April 6, 2022
  • Rae Allen – Aged 95 years. Tony winning stage and screen actress seen in “The Sopranos” and “Stargate.”
  • Rayfield Wright – Aged 76 years. Hall of Fame O-lineman for the Cowboys..”
April 7, 2022
April 8, 2022
  • Edwin Kantar – Aged 89 years. World champion card player and author.
April 9, 2022
April 10, 2022
  • Joe Horlen – Aged 84 years. All-star pitcher for Oakland’s ’72 championship team.
  • John Drew – Aged 67 years. 2X NBA All-star and first player banned under the substance abuse policy.
April 11, 2022
  • Charnett Moffett – Aged 54 years. American jazz bassist who’s worked with just about everybody.
April 12, 2022
  • Shirley Spork – Aged 94 years. Pro golfer and LPGA founder.
  • Sonny Caldinez – Aged 89 years. Wrestler & actor with small roles in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Fifth Element.”
April 13, 2022
  • Tom McCarthy – Aged 61 years. Drug-running hockey player.”
April 14, 2022
  • Rio Hackford – Aged 51 years. Actor known for playing Toby on HBO’s “Treme”
April 15, 2022
  • Liz Sheridan – Aged 93 years. Actress who played Jerry’s mother on “Seinfeld.”
  • Mike Bossy – Aged 65 years. Hall of Fame right wing for The Islanders’ 80’s dynasty team.
April 16, 2022
  • David Leeson – Aged 64 years. Pulitzer-winning war photojournalist.
April 17, 2022
  • Jim Hartz – Aged 82 years. Barbara Walters’ co-host of “The Today Show.”
  • DJ Kay Slay – Aged 55 years. American DJ & record executive.
April 18, 2022
  • Sid Mark – Aged 88 years. Syndicated radio host of “Sunday with Sinatra.”
April 19, 2022
  • Brad Ashford – Aged 72 years. US congressman from Nebraska.
  • Garland Boyette – Aged 82 years. All-star linebacker for the Houston Oilers.
  • Freeman Williams – Aged 65 years. 2X NCAA season scoring leader who appeared in “White Men Can’t Jump.”
  • Kane Tanaka – Aged 119 years. World’s oldest person since 2018.
April 20, 2022
  • Robert Morse – Aged 90 years. Emmy and Tony-winning actor seen in AMC’s “Mad Men.”
  • Guitar Shorty – Aged 87 years. Blues guitarist/singer credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy.
April 21, 2022
April 22, 2022
  • Guy Lafleur – Aged 70 years. Hall of Fame right wing who won 5 Stanley Cups.
April 23, 2022
  • Orrin Hatch – Aged 88 years. Utah senator who was the GOP’s longest-serving in history.
  • John Stofa – Aged 79 years. QB who became the Bengals’ first signed player and thrower of the team’s first touchdown.
  • Arno – Aged 72 years. Belgian singer & actor.
April 24, 2022
  • Richie Moran – Aged 85 years. American Hall of Fame lacrosse player and coach.
April 25, 2022
  • J. Roy Rowland – Aged 96 years. US congressman form Georgia.
  • Andrew Woolfolk – Aged 71 years. Sax player for Earth, Wind, & Fire.
  • Shane Yellowbird – Aged 42 years. Canadian country music singer-songwriter who wrote “Pickup Truck.”
April 26, 2022
  • Klaus Schulze – Aged 74 years. German electronic music pioneer & member of Tangerine Dream.
April 27, 2022
  • Judy Henske – Aged 85 years. American singer & songwriter dubbed “the Queen of the Beatniks.”
  • Bob Elkins – Aged 89 years. Character actor who appeared in “The Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
April 28, 2022
  • Neal Adams – Aged 80 years. Highly influential comic book artist.
April 29, 2022
  • Joanna Barnes – Aged 87 years. TV actress and author of home decorating books.
April 30, 2022
  • Gabe Serbian – Aged 44 years. Acclaimed drummer for extreme metal acts The Locust, Cattle Decapitation, and Head Wound City.

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.
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