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I remember watching him too such an incredible talent.

1990s professional wrestler, former opponent of Steve Austin, dies at 56

(WKBN) – Former professional wrestler Harold Hogue, who went by Ice Train and M.S. Smooth in the ring, has died at 56, according to multiple reports.

WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) announced on Facebook Tuesday that Hogue had passed away, calling him “a warrior and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.”

(WKBN)- A former professional wrestler has died at 56, according to multiple reports.

WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) announced on Facebook that Harold Hogue, who was known to pro wrestling fans as Ice Train and M.I. Smooth, has passed away.

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Memphis News Anchor Amanda Hanson, 38, Dies After Complications from Medical Emergency: 'We Are Devastated'

Amanda Hanson, an anchor with Action 5 News in Memphis, Tenn., died on Thursday from undisclosed causes, the network announced in a post on X, the platform previously known as Twitter.

She was 38 years old.

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Three Americans killed, ‘many’ wounded in drone attack by Iran-backed militia in Jordan, Biden says

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three American service members were killed and “many” were wounded in a drone strike in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border, President Joe Biden said in a statement Sunday. He attributed the attack to Iran-backed militia groups.

They were the first U.S. fatalities in months of strikes against American forces across the Middle East by Iranian-backed militias amid the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, increasing the risk of escalation. U.S. officials were still working to conclusively identify the precise group responsible for the attack, but have assessed that one of several Iranian-backed groups is to blame.

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Tom Johnson, Emmy-winning writer for 'The Daily Show,' dies at 55

Tom Johnson, is a prolific writer and two-time Emmy Award winner who spent over two decades crafting hilarious segments for The Daily Show. Johnson passed away peacefully at his Los Angeles home on January 14th, 2024, at the age of 55.

The Hollywood Reporter was informed by his wife, Rozie Bacchi, that he passed away on January 14 at his Los Angeles home "peacefully and unexpectedly" due to a cardiac condition.

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Ruth Ashton Taylor, Historic Los Angeles Anchor, Has Died

Ruth Ashton Taylor, who was believed to be the first female newscaster in Los Angeles, died January 11 at an assisted living facility in San Rafael, California. She was 101.

Ruth Montoya was born in 1922 in Long Beach, California. Her father left the family in 1926 and Ruth took her mother’s surname, Ashton.

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RIP Legend.

Chita Rivera, Tony-Winning Broadway Star, Dead at 91

Chita Rivera, a multi-hyphenate performer with more than seven decades of Broadway credits, has died. She was 91.

"It is with immense personal sorrow that I announce the death of the beloved Broadway icon Chita Rivera. My dear friend of over 40 years was 91," shared her rep Merle Frimark in a statement on Tuesday.

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Former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate, has died at 90

Former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, who became the first female senator to represent Missouri after she was appointed to replace her husband following his death, died Tuesday. She was 90.

Carnahan, a Democrat, was appointed to the Senate in 2001 after the posthumous election of her husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan, and she served until 2002.

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N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize winner and giant of Native American literature, dies at 89

NEW YORK – N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning storyteller, poet, educator and folklorist whose debut novel, “House Made of Dawn,” is widely credited as the starting point for contemporary Native American literature, has died. He was 89.

Momaday died Jan. 24 at his home in Santa Fe, publisher HarperCollins announced. He had been in failing health.

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Hinton Battle, Three-Time Tony Winner and Original ‘The Wiz’ Actor, Dies at 67

Hinton Battle, the Tony-winning performer who originated the role of the scarecrow in Broadway‘s The Wiz, has died. He was 67.

The actor died on Tuesday morning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following a lengthy illness. In a statement, a rep told The Hollywood Reporter that his family has no plans to disclose his cause of death.

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Florida State baseball legend Mike Martin passes away after battle with dementia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida State’s Mike Martin Sr. has passed away.

FSU made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

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One of favorite Liberal media personalities is gone. :(

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Joe Madison. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Joe dedicated his life to fighting for all those who are undervalued, underestimated, and marginalized. On air he often posed the question, “What are you going to do about it?”. Although he is no longer with us, we hope you will join us in answering that call by continuing to be proactive in the fight against injustice. The outpouring of prayers and support over the last few months lifted Joe’s spirits and strengthened us as a family. We continue to ask for privacy as we gather together to support each other through this difficult time.

- The Madison Family

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ap215 wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:19 pm One of favorite Liberal media personalities is gone. :(

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Joe Madison. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Joe dedicated his life to fighting for all those who are undervalued, underestimated, and marginalized. On air he often posed the question, “What are you going to do about it?”. Although he is no longer with us, we hope you will join us in answering that call by continuing to be proactive in the fight against injustice. The outpouring of prayers and support over the last few months lifted Joe’s spirits and strengthened us as a family. We continue to ask for privacy as we gather together to support each other through this difficult time.

- The Madison Family

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Carl Weathers, Apollo Creed from ‘Rocky’ and ‘Mandalorian’ star, dies at 76

Carl Weathers, the actor best known as Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies and more recently for his role in the hit "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian," died Thursday in his sleep, according to his family.

He was 76.

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Wayne Kramer, Influential MC5 Co-Founder and Guitarist, Dies at 75

Wayne Kramer, the influential guitarist who co-founded Detroit’s proto-punk band MC5, died Friday, according to a post on his official Instagram page. He was 75.

Kramer founded the garage rock group in 1963 along with Fred “Sonic” Smith, Patti Smith’s late husband. MC5 played the protests outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and raised controversy with their debut album “Kick Out the Jams,” on which they endorsed the Black Panthers’ role in the Detroit riots.

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Don Murray, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Bus Stop,’ Dies at 94

Don Murray, the venturesome actor who earned an Oscar nomination for playing a rodeo cowboy smitten by Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop, then spurned Hollywood’s attempts to mold him, has died. He was 94.

Murray’s son Christopher announced his dad’s death to The New York Times without providing details.

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Jonnie Irwin latest: Escape to the Country star’s family lead tributes to ‘remarkable soul’

A Place in the Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin has died aged 50, his family announced on Friday (2 February).

The former TV host had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2020. After initially keeping his illness private, Irwin revealed his condition in November 2022 after being told the cancer had spread from his lungs to his brain.

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Former ‘B+C‘ Editor Don West Dead at 94

Donald V. West, 94, former top editor of Broadcasting+Cable (formerly Broadcasting magazine), died Feb. 4 at The Jefferson retirement community in Arlington, Virginia.

West took over as top editor of then Broadcasting magazine in 1982 upon the death of magazine co-founder Sol Taishoff and led the publication through design and name changes, as well as various enterprises including newsletters, international editions, and convention dailies. He was also editor of the Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook and principal editorial writer.

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Toby Keith Dead at 62 After Stomach Cancer Battle

Toby Keith, who built one of the biggest country music careers of his generation, has died.

According to a post on his social media pages, Keith died on Monday (Feb. 5) after a long battle with cancer. He was 62 years old.

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Sebastián Piñera, Former President of Chile, Dies in Helicopter Crash at Age 74

Sebastián Piñera, the billionaire who brought Chile’s political right wing out from the shadow of former dictator Augusto Pinochet to win two separate terms as president, died in a helicopter crash in the south of the country. He was 74.

The helicopter went down in a lake in the Region de Los Lagos, Interior Minister Carolina Toha told a press conference on Tuesday. Three people were injured and managed to swim to the shore, while Piñera was trapped in the wreckage. His body was later recovered by rescue services.

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Cecilia Gentili, NY advocate for trans and sex worker rights, dies at 52

Cecilia Gentili, a prominent public health advocate, author and actor who fought for trans rights and helped launch the movement to decriminalize sex work in New York, has died at 52.

News of her death was posted on her Instagram on Tuesday evening.

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Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, who amazed audiences at Boston Symphony Orchestra, dies at age 88

TOKYO (AP) — Seiji Ozawa, the Japanese conductor who amazed audiences with the lithe physicality of his performances during three decades at the helm of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has died, his management office said Friday. He was 88.

The internationally acclaimed maestro, with his trademark mop of salt-and-pepper hair, led the BSO from 1973 to 2002, longer than any other conductor in the orchestra’s history. From 2002 to 2010, he was the music director of the Vienna State Opera.

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Former MLB OF Brant Alyea dies at 83 years old

Former Major League outfielder Brant Alyea passed away on Feb. 4, according to an obituary from a Philadelphia funeral home. He was 83.

Alyea, a native of New Jersey, played collegiate ball at Hofstra. He entered the professional ranks as a signee of the Reds in 1962. Alyea played one year in the Cincinnati farm system before he was drafted by the Washington Senators. In the first few years of the draft, teams could select a player who had spent one year in the farm system of another MLB organization. The right-handed hitter spent the ’64 season in the minors before debuting with Washington on Sept. 12, 1965.

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10-year MLB veteran pitcher dies at 85

Former MLB pitcher Jim Hannan has passed away at 85, according to an announcement from the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

A Jersey City, N.J., native, Hannan attended Notre Dame before entering the professional ranks in 1961. The right-hander spent one year in the Red Sox system. He was drafted by the Washington Senators the following winter — in the early years of the draft, teams could select a player who had spent one year in another team’s farm system — and jumped to the majors the ensuing season. The 6-foot-3 right-hander would spend the bulk of his career in Washington.

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Veteran NPR host Bob Edwards dead at 76

(The Hill) — Bob Edwards, veteran host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and an award-winning broadcaster, has died at age 76.

His wife, NPR reporter Windsor Johnston, confirmed his death Monday in a Facebook post, writing that the longtime host died Saturday night. Edwards began his 30-year tenure at NPR as a newscaster in 1974 and later became the first anchor of the “Morning Edition” in 1979.

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ap215 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:08 pm Veteran NPR host Bob Edwards dead at 76

(The Hill) — Bob Edwards, veteran host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and an award-winning broadcaster, has died at age 76.

His wife, NPR reporter Windsor Johnston, confirmed his death Monday in a Facebook post, writing that the longtime host died Saturday night. Edwards began his 30-year tenure at NPR as a newscaster in 1974 and later became the first anchor of the “Morning Edition” in 1979.

https://www.woodtv.com/news/nexstar-med ... ead-at-76/

His show was great I used to listen in the days before satellite radio
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