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Post Mortem: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper dies at 74

Actor, director and Hollywood bad boy Dennis Hopper died Saturday at his home in Venice, Calif. He was 74 and had been treated for cancer in the past year. He was perhaps best known for his role in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," which he also directed. The film...

By Matt Schudel  |  May 29, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Gary Coleman dies at 42

Actor Gary Coleman, the child star of "Diff'rent Strokes," died Friday at 42. Mr. Coleman had suffered a brain hemorrhage after falling at his home in Utah on Wednesday. He was hospitalized in Provo, Utah, but went into a coma and was placed on life support. Mr. Coleman was the...

By Matt Schudel  |  May 28, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grim Gary Coleman prognosis

Actor Gary Coleman, 42, collapsed Wednesday, May 26, at his home in Utah and suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Salt Lake Tribune and Fox News are reporting that Mr. Coleman is in a coma and on life support at a hospital in Provo, Utah. Mr. Coleman was the child star...

By Matt Schudel  |  May 28, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday Daily Goodbye

Derek Hayward, 86, was a priest who helped oversee the rebuilding of a severely damaged church that had originally been built in 1485. During World War II, he was wounded twice in action, and served for seven years as the head of his family's gin distillery, before devoting himself to...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 28, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Tomorrow never dies, dieter bock, gin distillery, santa claus  
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The Daily Goodbye

Mary Page Stegner, the widow of famed Western writer Wallace Stegner, died May 15 at a retirement home south of San Francisco. She was 99. Mrs. Stegner met her husband-to-be at the University of Iowa, where both were students. He went on to write books of history, fiction and essays,...

By Emma Brown  |  May 27, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Sandy Herold chimpanzee died, mary page stegner died, mary page stegner dies  
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Art Linkletter, Comedian and TV Show Host, Dies

Art Linkletter, 97, an Emmy Award-winning television personality best known for his candid, chuckle-inducing interviews with kids who said "the darndest things" live on air, has died. Throughout a Hollywood career that spanned more than four decades, Mr. Linkletter's greatest legacy was the concept of allowing children to provide the...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 26, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Actors, actresses  | Tags: Art Linkletter; Bill Cosby; Kids Say the Darndest Things; Art Linkletter and died; Art Linkletter and Kids; Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby; Emmy Award; CBS;  
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The Daily Goodbye a.k.a the Frequent Farewell

Gerald Lee Roush was known as the "Dear Abby of the vintage Ferrari world," a title he earned for his meticulous records of the prancing horse brand machines. Mr. Roush, 68, kept his records by the cars' serial numbers and was known to recall specific details about any individual model---including...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 26, 2010; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Dead at 38

Paul Gray, bassist and founding member of the Grammy award winning band Slipknot, was found dead at a hotel in his hometown of Des Moines Iowa. The cause of death is under investigation. Mr. Gray, 38, had admitted to problems with drugs after he crashed his red Porsche in 2003....

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 25, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Musicians  | Tags: Paul Gray; Paul Gray and died; Paul Gray and Slipknot; Slipknot; heavy metal; Nine Inch Nails; Gwar  
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The Daily Goodbye

Cartoonist Howard Post, 83, whose "The Dropouts" comic strip ran from 1968 to 1982, in more than 100 newspapers from 1968 to 1982, died May 21 in Hackensack, N.J. "The Dropouts" was about two fellows stranded on a desert island. "I got the hottest start of any strip they had...

By Emma Brown  |  May 25, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Raymond V. Haysbert Sr. dies, howard post cartoonist dies, howard post died, ray alan lord charles dies, ray alan ventriloquist died  
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Monday Daily Goodbye

Hopefully everyone didn't have dreams of being "Lost" or experience night terrors while trying to formulate your own interpretation of the series finale (Is the Island purgatory? How long has everyone been dead? Just remember, WWJD?---What Would Jack Deciper?). In any case, let's celebrate some real people here for a...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 24, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Actors, actresses , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Brittany Murphy, Casino, Jack, Jockey, Lost, Martin Scorcese, Simon Monjack, The Island  
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Martin Gardner, 'Mathematical Games' writer

Martin Gardner, who captured a popular audience with his writings about recreational math and science, died yesterday, the Associated Press has reported. He was 95. Mr. Gardner was perhaps best known for the "Mathematical Games" column he created for Scientific American. He produced the column for 25 years, introducing a...

By Emma Brown  |  May 23, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Emma Brown , Science  | Tags: martin gardner died, martin gardner dies, martin gardner obituary  
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A Local Life: Bazooka co-inventor Edward Uhl

When then-Lt. Edward Uhl was testing an experimental rocket launcher in the early 1940s, he launched the weapon's warhead into the idle waters of the Potomac. He and and a colleague, Leslie Skinner, were tasked with devising an anti-tank weapon capable of penetrating German armor. Their invention was a shoulder...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 23, 2010; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local Lives  | Tags: Bazooka, Bob Burns, Edward Uhl, Eisenhower, rocket propelled grenade  
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