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RIP Ronnie Corbett

Comic legend and British national treasure Ronnie Corbett has died. Best known for his pairing with fellow comedian, the late Ronnie Barker, in the BBC comedy show The Two Ronnies (1971 to 1987) Corbett continued to entertain well into his 80s.

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RIP Tuck

My cat Tuck passed away on the weekend. He was a permanent fixture on my lap while I wrote my blog posts and worked on my websites. Tuck’s favorite blogs were Bearman’s and Wombania. He was also responsible for several accidentally posts….. silly dumbassed cat. Tuck was 14 and lived a long and very loud life.

 

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RIP Colonel Potter

The actor who played colonel Potter in M*A*S*H has passed away in his home. Harry Morgan who also starred in Dragnet and December Bride was 96. RIP.

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Vagina Tree Deflowered by Hurricane Irene

Greenpoint is in  mourning following the death of “Vagina Tree” . Damn thing up and toppled thanks to Hurricane Irene’s high winds. Obviously it didn’t have a good enough root! RIP Vagina Tree.

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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

The world is today mourning the death of singer Amy Winehouse. The Rehab singer was pronounced dead at the scene  after paramedics were called  to  her London flat. Winehouse had been suffering a very public drinking and alcohol problem over the last few years following her meteoric rise to fame with the launch of her  album Back to Black in 2007. Such a sad waste of such a great talent . She will now join the elite 27 club featuring  Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison  who all died at the age of 27. Hopefully you can now Rest in Peace  Amy Winehouse.

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RIP Elizabeth Taylor

The eternal beauty and Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor passed away today at 79 from congestive heart failure. Waiting with open arms at the pearly gates will be a line of men including Richard Burton, Mike Todd , Michael Wilding and Michael Jackson who all love and lost her. Taylor was one of the last true Hollywood legends. Taylor began her career as a child actor before easily slipping into adult roles. She became just as famous for her acting as her marriages, 8 in total. In her later life she devoted much time and energy to AIDS-related charities and fundraising. RIP Elizabeth Taylor.

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RIP J Paul Getty III

Remember the grandson of oil magnate J Paul Getty? You know, the one who lost an ear during a kidnapping in 1973. Come on people,  dig deep. The 16 year old was in Rome when he got napped and the family procrastinated on paying the ransom because they thought it was just him trying to squeeze money out of his tight assed grandpa. Later the kidnappers sent a lock of the young Getty’s hair and one of his ears to a newspaper to prove it wasn’t no hoax. Ring any bells? Gramps eventually coughed up $2.8 million in ransom money but told his son the money was a loan and expected it paid back to him at 4% interest. J Paul Getty III was later found frail and shivering on a highway 5 months after having been kidnapped. The experience left the young man traumatized and he eventually fell into cocaine and heroin addiction. In 1981 he had a massive stroke which left him paralyzed and in need of around the clock care.This time daddy (who had inherited Getty seniors wealth following his death in 1976) refused to pay the medical bills and it was a judge who finally forced the wealthy father to cough up.J Paul Getty the “golden hippie” died on saturday surrounded by family in England, he was only 54.RIP.

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RIP Pike River Miners

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A second blast at the Pike River coal mine has sealed the fate of the 29  trapped miners (men, sons, fathers and husbands).  All of them are now presumed  dead. RIP.

Families were notified soon after the second explosion ripped through the methane filled mine. As emotions overflowed several people vented their anger at the mine representatives, who they believed failed to use windows of opportunities to rescue the men.  One father claimed that it smelled of a cover-up and that the second explosion was suspicious. Ironically after the second explosion rescue teams are now entering the mine.

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RIP Dennis Hopper

The Easy Rider has passed away at his home at the age of 74 from prostate cancer.Dennis Hopper rose to fame with the movie he co-wrote, directed and starred in, Easy Rider. After years of substance abuse he made his comeback with the Vietnam film Apocalypse Now. Sadly, his finally months were marred by the bitter divorce and bickering with his 5th wife, Victoria. Hopper was one of the great rogues of Hollywood, RIP.

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RIP Iggy Donnelly

Sadly we must say farewell to fellow blogger Steve “Iggy” Donnelly, the man behind the Prairie P&P’s. Many of you might not have known  Iggy but it was through his blog “Praire Populists and Progressives” the Loons came to know and love Sekan, Jammers, Fnord and Griffin (so for that I am truly grateful). Heartfelt sympathy to Steve’s family on your sad loss.

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