In Memoriam: Celebrities

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Kelly Preston
American Actress
Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and model. She appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins, and Jerry Maguire. She was married to John Travolta, with whom she collaborated on the science fiction film Battlefield Earth and the biographical film Gotti. She also starred in the films The Cat in the Hat, What a Girl Wants, Broken Bridges and Old Dogs.
 
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There is a saying that bad news comes in threes. As highlighted in the two posts above, Kelly Preston lost her battle with breast cancer, Naya Rivera drowned (her body was found this morning) and now Grant Imahara from MythBusters has died from brain aneurysm.

The news of the deaths of Kelly Preston, Naya Rivera and Grant Imahara can be found here:
 
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Grant Imahara
Electrical Engineer
Grant Masaru Imahara was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. He was best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots that were needed for the show, and specialized in operating the various computers and electronics that were utilized to test myths.
While there, he focused as an animatronics model maker and worked on all three Star Wars prequels in addition to The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, Van Hesling, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
 
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John Lewis
United States Representative
John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He was the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The district he served includes the northern three-fourths of Atlanta. He was a member of the Democratic Party.
 
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I don't know if I would consider these people celebrities, but yesterday was the one year anniversary of the awful Kyoto Animation arson that killed 36 people and injured an additional 33. May they rest in peace.
 
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I don't know if I would consider these people celebrities, but yesterday was the one year anniversary of the awful Kyoto Animation arson that killed 36 people and injured an additional 33. May they rest in peace.
What happened to the idiot that burned the building, now that I think about it?
 
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What happened to the idiot that burned the building, now that I think about it?
From what I've read, the scumbag responsible is still bed-bound and they can't formally take him to court until he is fully recovered.
 
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Regis Philbin
American Media Personality
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show business", Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on U.S. television. His trademarks included his excited manner, his New York accent, his wit, and his irreverent ad-libs.
 
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Peter Green
Singer-Songwriter
Peter Green was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Green's songs, such as "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Oh Well", "The Green Manalishi" and "Man of the World", appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.
 
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Peter Green
Singer-Songwriter
Peter Green was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Green's songs, such as "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Oh Well", "The Green Manalishi" and "Man of the World", appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.
He covered that song, too? I'll check it out later.
 
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Olivia de Havilland
Film actress
Olivia de Havilland was a film actress, made famous for her role as Melanie Wilkes in Gone With The Wind, among many others. She was also one of the last and longest surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema, dying July 25th, 2020 at 104 years old. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, de Havilland received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6762 Hollywood Boulevard on February 8, 1960.
 
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John Saxon
American Actor
John Saxon was an American actor and martial artist who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. Saxon is known for his work in Westerns and horror movies, often playing police officers and detectives.
 
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Wilford Brimley
American Actor
Anthony Wilford Brimley is an American actor and singer. After serving in the Marines and doing a variety of jobs including ranch hand and wrangler, Brimley became an extra for Westerns, and in little more than a decade he had established himself as a character actor in films such as The China Syndrome, The Thing, The Firm, and The Natural.
 
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James Harris was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Kamala. Nicknamed "The Ugandan Giant", Kamala portrayed a fearsome and simpleminded Ugandan who wrestled barefoot in war paint and a loincloth, and approached the ring wearing an African mask and carrying a spear and shield. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.
 
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