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In Memoriam: Celebrities

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John Dingell

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John Dingell was an American politician who served in the House of Representatives as a representative of the 12th District of Michigan (previously the 16th and 15th Districts). He was a member of the Democratic Party. He currently holds the record for the longest serving member of Congress ever, serving 59 years in the House from December 13, 1955 to January 3, 2015.
 

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Albert Finney
Retired English Actor
Albert Finney was an English actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began to work in the theatre as a Shakespearean actor before switching to film. Finney quickly attained prominence on screen in the early 1960s, debuting with The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, who had previously directed him in plays. He became a leading Free Cinema figure at the same time as maintaining a successful career in theatre, film and television.
 

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Walter Jones

Politician

Walter Jones was a congressman who represented the 3rd District of North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives. He was a Republican. He was known for being a Libertarian and a moderate Republican. He served from 1995 until his death.
 

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Gordon Banks


England Goalkeeper
Dec 30, 1937 - Feb 12, 2019 - 81 years old
read that he passed away in his sleep, on the 12th, but just found out today
played with the England national team between 1963 to 1973, helped England win their only world cup in 1966
and even had a impressive save in 1970 World Cup from Pele
 

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Peter Tork
American Musician
Peter Halsten Thorkelson, better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees. Tork was born at the former Doctors Hospital, in Washington, D.C. Although he was born in the District of Columbia in 1942, many news articles incorrectly report him as born in 1944 in New York City, which was the date and place given on early Monkees press releases. He was the son of Virginia Hope and Halsten John Thorkelson, an economics professor at the University of Connecticut. His paternal grandfather was of Norwegian descent, while his mother was of half German-Jewish and half Irish ancestry
 

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Peter Tork
American Musician
Peter Halsten Thorkelson, better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees. Tork was born at the former Doctors Hospital, in Washington, D.C. Although he was born in the District of Columbia in 1942, many news articles incorrectly report him as born in 1944 in New York City, which was the date and place given on early Monkees press releases. He was the son of Virginia Hope and Halsten John Thorkelson, an economics professor at the University of Connecticut. His paternal grandfather was of Norwegian descent, while his mother was of half German-Jewish and half Irish ancestry
He is the second member of the Monkees to die, after Davy Jones in 2012. Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith are currently still living.
 

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Dennis Richardson

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Dennis Richardson was an American politician. He served as the 26th Secretary of State of the state of Oregon. A Republican, he previously served in the Oregon State House of Representatives from 2003 to 2015.
 

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Katherine Helmond

Television ActressKatherine Marie Helmond was an American film, theater and television actress and director. Over her five decades of television acting, she is known for her starring role as ditzy matriarch Jessica Tate on the ABC prime time soap opera sitcom Soap and her co-starring role as feisty mother Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?. She also played Doris Sherman on Coach and Lois Whelan, the mother of Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond. She has also appeared as a guest on several
 

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Luke Perry

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Luke Perry was a television actor. He was best known for portraying Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210 and Fred Andrews on Riverdale. He also had roles in Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Will & Grace, among other projects.
 

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Country singer Kate Cook who was discovered on the 2009 season of Australian Idol has died at the age of 36 (Vale: Kate Cook). And Keith Flint from British band The Prodigy has also died.
 

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King Kong Bundy
Professional Wrestler
Christopher Alan Pallies was an American professional wrestler, stand-up comedian and actor, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. Bundy is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Bundy wrestled in the main event of WrestleMania 2 in 1986, facing Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.
 

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Jan-Michael Vincent
Retired American Actor
Jan-Michael Vincent was an American actor. He was known for his roles as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the television series Airwolf and as the protagonist, Matt Johnson, of the 1978 film Big Wednesday.
 

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Keith Flint

Singer

Keith Flint was an English singer, dancer, and motorcyclist who served as the lead vocalist for the English electronic dance band The Prodigy. In 1996, he released two hit singles, "Firestarter" and "Breathe". He also owned a motorcycle racing team, Team Traction Control, which won 3 Isle of Man TT races in 2015 and competed in the British Supersport Championship.
 

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Birch Bayh

Politician

Birch Bayh was an American politician, serving as a Senator representing the state of Indiana from 1963 to 1981. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the only non-founding father to create multiple constitutional amendments. He wrote the 25th Amendment, which established the proceedings of presidential transition should the president die, be removed, resign, or become otherwise incapable of holding the office, and the 26th Amendment, which lowered the minimum voting age from 21 to 18.
 

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Fritz Hollings

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Fritz Hollings was an American politician. He served as Governor of South Carolina from 1959-1963 and as Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He first challenged Olin Johnston in a primary and then lost. He was later elected to the Senate in a special election after Johnston died in office. Hollings and Republican Strom Thurmond served as South Carolina's 2 Senators for 36 years. This is the longest time that any state was represented in the Senate by the same 2 Senators.
 

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Georgia Engel
American Actress
Georgia Bright Engel was an American actress. She is best known for having played Georgette Franklin Baxter in the successful sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1972 to 1977. During her career, Engel received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
 

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Peter Mayhew, who was the man behind the walking shag carpet known as Chewbacca, passed away at the age of 74.


I feel like part of my childhood has died. :cry:
 

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Boon Gould

Musician

Boon Gould was a British musician and one of the four founding members of the band Level 42. He was the guitarist and occasional saxophone player for the group. He left the band in 1987 after a series of on-stage panic attacks, but continued to produce solo albums and write some songs for the band.

Peter Mayhew

Actor

Peter Mayhew was a British actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. George Lucas was searching for a tall actor to portray Chewbacca after his original choice, David Prowse, decided to instead portray Darth Vader. Mayhew was working as a hospital orderly when Lucas found him, and Mayhew claimed that all he needed to do to be cast as Chewbacca was to stand up. Mayhew portrayed Chewbacca in all live action appearances from 1977-2015, when Joonas Suotamo replaced him for subsequent movies.
 

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Pua Magasiva

Actor

Pua Magasiva was a New Zealand actor of Samoan descent. Among his more notable roles include Shane Clarke, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Vinnie Kruse in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. He was also one of the cohosts of New Zealand radio station Flava.
 
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