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In Memoriam: Celebrities

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Max von Sydow
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Max von Sydow was a Swedish actor who appeared in European and American films. Von Sydow featured in more than 100 films and TV series. Some of his most memorable film roles include Knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, the first of his 11 films with Bergman which includes the iconic scenes in which he plays chess with Death, He also played Jesus Christ in George Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and also appeared in William Friedkin's The Exorcist, David Lynch's Dune (1984), Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990), Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2002), Julian Schnabel's, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2009). He later appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in HBO's Game of Thrones as Three-eyed Raven, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
 
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Lyle Waggoner
American Actor
Lyle Wesley Waggoner was an American actor and former model, known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show from 1967 to 1974, and for playing the role of Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. on Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.
 
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Kenny Rogers
Singer

Kenneth Ray Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he was most successful with country audiences, Rogers charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone, and sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
 
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Kenny Rogers
Singer

Kenneth Ray Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he was most successful with country audiences, Rogers charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone, and sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
No, not another one I liked.
 
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And now Adam Schlesinger, the bassist and backing vocalist of Fountains of Wayne was taken by the coronavirus.
 
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Tom Dempsey
American Football Player
Thomas John Dempsey was an American professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills. He attended high school at San Dieguito High School and played college football at Palomar College. Unlike the "soccer style" approach which was becoming more and more widely used during his career, Dempsey's kicking style was the then-standard straight-toe style.

Tom Dempsey, the Toeless NFL Kicker Who Set a 43-Year Field Goal Record

Legendary New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus
 
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Honor Blackman

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Honor Blackman was an English actress. Her best known role was as the Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. Her other notable film and television projects include The Avengers, Shalako, and Jason and the Argonauts.
 
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Brian Dennehy
American Actor
Brian Manion Dennehy was an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition in film for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood. He had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park, Silverado, Cocoon, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Romeo + Juliet, and Knight of Cups. Dennehy won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Willy Loman in the television film Death of a Salesman.
 
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Don Shula
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Donald Francis Shula was an American professional football coach and player. The winningest coach in National Football League history, Shula was best known for his time being the longtime head coach of the Miami Dolphins, leading them to two Super Bowl victories, as well as the only perfect season in NFL history. He was previously the head coach of the Baltimore Colts, with whom he won the 1968 NFL Championship. Shula was drafted out of John Carroll University in the 1951 NFL Draft, and he played professionally as a defensive back for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, and Washington Redskins.
 
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Florian Schneider, one of the founding members of German electronic music group Kraftwerk has died from cancer (Vale Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider one of the fathers of electronic dance). I can't stress the importance of Kraftwerk on music, especially in the 1980s, as Kraftwerk has a massive influence on a lot of music in the 1980s like synthpop (and its 2010s counterpart synthwave, which is becoming very big now like FM Attack, Syrian and Lost Years, whose music you can find on YouTube) and even hip hop. I remember hearing the uncut version of Autobahn on 3RRR here in Melbourne (3RRR is a community radio station) heading home from a public lecture in Jolimont, and it started on the train at Melbourne Central and finished when said train was at Albion almost 23 minutes later. There is a song called The Model, which is good, but I prefer the original German version Das Model.
 
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Jerry Stiller
American Comedian
Gerald Isaac Stiller was an American comedian, actor, and author. He had spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara, later playing George Costanza's father Frank, on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens. Stiller and Meara were the parents of actor Ben Stiller, with whom Stiller co-starred in the films Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid and Zoolander 2. Stiller frequently played frantic and angry, yet contemplative and sympathetic characters.
 
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Fred Willard
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Frederick Charles Willard was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots; and the Anchorman films.
 
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A couple wrestling ones...

- Shad Gaspard was swimming with his son in Venice Beach on May 17th when he was caught in a riptide. He told lifeguards to save his son, which they did, before being pulled under by another wave. His body was later discovered washed ashore by a jogger.

- STARDOM wrestler Hana Kimura committed suicide on May 23rd. She was only 22 years old, and was receiving over 100 harassing messages from "fans" and critics daily. Very messed up stuff, and proof IMO that social media is toxic.
 
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