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Russian far-rightist Zhirinovsky dies at 75, saluted by Putin

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) - Russian far-right politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, known for provocative stunts and anti-Western tirades that kept him in the public eye for more than three decades, has died after a long illness, the speaker of parliament said on Wednesday.

Zhirinovsky, 75, was admitted to hospital earlier this year after contracting COVID-19, according to Russian media, and was too ill to speak out publicly on the war in Ukraine.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ru ... 022-04-06/
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There was somebody in Randi's chat the other day asking me about Russian anti-Semitism. He didn't believe it existed.

I was like - homes - you do know who first disseminated the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, right? (Answer: the Okhrana, or Tsarist secret police, and Russian "mystic" Sergei Nilus.) You might ask some of the victims of pogroms in the Pale of Settlement ...

And then I remembered this guy. Yes, at some point he acknowledged a Jewish father. But look, "self hatred" IS a reality, not just even in the Jewish community.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... a179e6eed/

"My father's family was all killed," he said in an interview last week. "That's why I never talked about them." He offered little by way of explanation for the abrupt change in his life story, except a complaint that he has always been "misunderstood" as anti-Jewish, and offered no apology for years of publicly lying. Rather than revise his politics to take account of his rewritten heritage, Zhirinovsky still described Jews as the reason for much of what is wrong with Russia today.

Despite having made anti-Semitic statements a staple of his Russia-for-the-Russians political rhetoric, Zhirinovsky said: "I have never been anti-Semitic. It's all in the imagination of journalists." Minutes later, he returned to his familiar lament about Jewish domination of the media, the banks, politics and just about every other institution of post-Soviet Russia. :roll:

The performance was vintage Zhirinovsky. At times clownish, at times vitriolic, invariably sensationalistic, he has used dark conspiracies about Jewish influence to help build a following in a country with a long history of violent anti-Semitism. :|

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Something really interesting I noticed at Wikipedia.

[from Wikipedia]
In February 2022, Zhirinovsky hit the headlines for predicting in a speech on December 27, 2021, the exact date when the Russian military invaded eastern Ukraine en masse: "At 4 a.m. on February 22, you will feel [our new policy]. I would like 2022 to be a peaceful year. But I love the truth, for 70 years I have been telling the truth. It will not be peaceful. It will be a year when Russia becomes great again.
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You can read his bio at Wiki - he really reminds me of Trump in so many ways.
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Eric Boehlert...on DU it says he died of a bicycle accident...waiting for confirmation.

This would SUCK



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Frequent guest on Stephanie Miller

Started a thread on this huge loss

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(Bobby Rydell also died ...Never forget him in "Bye Bye Birdie")
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Nehemiah Persoff Dies: Prolific Actor Of ‘Yentl’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Gunsmoke’ & Many More Was 102

Nehemiah Persoff, an actor who went from the uncredited role of a cab driver in On The Waterfront‘s iconic “coulda been a contender” scene to become one of the busiest character actors in television and film for five decades, died Tuesday at a rehabilitation facility in San Luis Obispo, California. He was 102.

Persoff had retired from acting in recent decades after suffering a stroke and other health issues. His death was reported to Deadline by a family friend.

https://deadline.com/2022/04/nehemiah-p ... 234995573/
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Rae Allen, Star of The Sopranos and A League of Their Own, Dead at 95

Rae Allen, the actress who played Aunt Quintina Blundetto in The Sopranos, has died. She was 95.

Allen's talent manager Kyle Fritz of Kyle Fritz Management confirmed the news to PEOPLE that she died Wednesday morning in her sleep from natural causes.

https://people.com/movies/rae-allen-sta ... ead-at-95/
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ap215 wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:45 am Nehemiah Persoff Dies: Prolific Actor Of ‘Yentl’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Gunsmoke’ & Many More Was 102

Nehemiah Persoff, an actor who went from the uncredited role of a cab driver in On The Waterfront‘s iconic “coulda been a contender” scene to become one of the busiest character actors in television and film for five decades, died Tuesday at a rehabilitation facility in San Luis Obispo, California. He was 102.

Persoff had retired from acting in recent decades after suffering a stroke and other health issues. His death was reported to Deadline by a family friend.

https://deadline.com/2022/04/nehemiah-p ... 234995573/
I just saw this over at Yahoo News. He was one of the best character actors ever to appear in movies and TV.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins fatally struck by a dump truck on Florida highway, police say

(CNN) Dwayne Haskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State, was fatally struck by a dump truck Saturday morning while trying to cross a highway on foot in South Florida, police said.

Haskins, who re-signed with the Steelers just last month, was 24.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/09/sport/dw ... index.html
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ap215 wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:51 pm Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins fatally struck by a dump truck on Florida highway, police say

(CNN) Dwayne Haskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State, was fatally struck by a dump truck Saturday morning while trying to cross a highway on foot in South Florida, police said.

Haskins, who re-signed with the Steelers just last month, was 24.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/09/sport/dw ... index.html
What a good guy. He had recently gotten married and was working very hard on his football career.
We were all waiting with anticipation as to what he would have become in the NFL as he had a couple of years to develop the way QBs used to.
He set over 27 records at Ohio State inspite of only starting one season.
Great guy who is going to be missed. Our country and world need more people like him.
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This hurts. :cry:

Kathryn Hays, longtime As the World Turns star, dies at 88

Kathryn Hays, the actress who played Kim Sullivan Hughes for nearly 40 years on As the World Turns, died March 25 in Fairfield, Conn., the Connecticut Post reported. She was 88.

Born in Princeton, Ill., in 1933, Hays appeared on dozens of TV shows throughout the 1960s and early '70s, but her part on the CBS soap opera became her signature role, one she played continuously from 1972 until the series' conclusion in 2010. Introduced as the adulterous sister of Jennifer Sullivan Hughes, the loving but fiery Kim later became one of ATWT's most popular characters, aging into the Hughes family's matriarchal figure.

https://ew.com/tv/as-the-world-turns-st ... ies-at-88/
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Oh No!

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Former Nuggets, Trail Blazers center Wayne Cooper dies at 65

Longtime Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers center Wayne Cooper died on Monday, the Nuggets announced.

He was 65.

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For Lovers of Gilbert Gottfried Everywhere. "Hollywood Squares" circa 1999.

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Liz Sheridan, Who Starred as Jerry's Mom on Seinfeld, Dies at 93

Veteran actress Liz Sheridan has died at age 93. She was best known for her roles in Seinfeld and Alf.

PEOPLE confirmed the news of Sheridan's passing through her rep, Amanda Hendon. The late star was near her daughter, Stephanie, in New York City when she "passed peacefully in her sleep," Hendon said.

https://people.com/tv/seinfeld-actress- ... ies-at-93/
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marindem01 wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:59 am For Lovers of Gilbert Gottfried Everywhere. "Hollywood Squares" circa 1999.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gilbert- ... 72bff22bbf.
Haha he was such a cutie.
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Stu Emry, Former KDKA-TV Reporter, Dies At Age 88

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former KDKA-TV news reporter Stu Emry has died.

Emry died Thursday at the age of 88.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/04 ... rter-dies/
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Popular Texas News Anchor Shatanya Clarke Dies At 27 After Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Shatanya Clarke was known for her larger-than-life personality as a daytime news anchor for KFDZ in her home state of Texas. This week, the notable TV personality passed away at age 27, two years after announcing she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The anchor is remembered by those in her community in Wichita Falls, known for her numerous fundraisers and bright optimism from her network family. Clarke died in her home on Thursday.

https://www.bet.com/article/wvnifc/popu ... -diagnosis
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Another Russian general killed amid invasion, Russian official says

The governor of St. Petersburg confirmed that another Russian general has been killed amid the invasion of Ukraine, honoring him in a ceremony on Saturday, Russian media reported.

The deputy commander of the 8th Army, Maj. Gen. Vladimir Petrovich Frolov, died while fighting against Ukraine, Russian news outlets reported, citing St. Petersburg’s administration’s press service.

https://thehill.com/policy/internationa ... cial-says/
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DJ Kay Slay Dead at 55 Following COVID-19 Hospitalization

DJ Kay Slay has died at the age of 55.

The revered New York City figure died on Sunday, according to comments given to HipHopDX from promoter Van Silk. In a statement, Silk noted that he and Kay Slay had known each other for many years and were recently in talks about working together again.

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Art Rupe, Specialty Records Founder and Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 104

Art Rupe, an early rock ‘n’ roll music mogul and founder of the influential Specialty Records, died April 15 at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 104.

Specialty championed such indelible artists as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Roy Milton and Percy Mayfield after its launch in Los Angeles in 1946. Rupe was also an oil and gas entrepreneur. He spent his final decades devoted to the work of his Arthur N. Rupe Foundation in Santa Barbara.

https://variety.com/2022/biz/news/art-r ... 235234018/
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Survivor: Redemption Island Contestant Ralph Kiser Dies at Age 56

Ralph Kiser, a contestant on the 22nd season of Survivor died on Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack, PEOPLE has confirmed. He was 56.

Kiser, a farmer from Lebanon, Virginia, applied for Survivor several times before finally appearing on the show's Redemption Island season in 2010. "I've wanted to be on the show for years and knew one day I'd get my chance," he wrote in his official CBS biography at the time. "I want to be a hometown hero for the folks back home!"

https://people.com/tv/survivor-redempti ... at-age-56/
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Mercedes LeAnza, Lead Creative Producer at Amazon Studios, Dies at 40

Mercedes Angelica LeAnza, a film and television producer who had been serving as a lead creative producer at Amazon Studios and Prime Video, died on April 10 of bile duct cancer. She was 40.

Born on Nov. 12, 1981 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Sandra Voris LeAnza, LeAnza relocated to California with her mother and brother, Kyle, after her parents’ divorce. After living in Los Angeles, the family moved to San Mateo, where LeAnza completed high school. LeAnza attended Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated with honors in theater arts and communications in 2005.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/merc ... 235236519/
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Robert Morse, two time tony winner, has died at age 90.
Robert Morse, a two-time Tony award winner also known for his role in "Mad Men," died at age 90 on Wednesday, his agent confirmed.

The boyishly handsome Morse first made his name on Broadway in the 1950s, and landed some roles in Hollywood comedies in the 1960s. “I consider myself an actor — shyly,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1964. “I love acting. It’s a great use of body and mind … With all humility, you hope that you are doing something worthwhile.”

Morse was already well-established on Broadway, with two Tony nominations to his credit, when he became nationally famous at age 30 as the star of Frank Loesser’s smash 1961 Broadway satire of corporate life, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The show won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony for best musical.

He won his first Tony for best performance by a leading actor in a musical in 1962 for "How to Succeed," in which he starred from 1961 to 1965. He later reprised his role as J. Pierpont Finch in the 1967 film adaptation.
[url]https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/a ... li=BBnb7Kz[/ur].
I remember him mainly from comedy movies in the 60s like How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Guide for the Married Man, and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
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Philippines ambassador to China 'Chito' Sta. Romana dies

BEIJING -- The Philippines’ ambassador to China, Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana, has died while in quarantine for COVID-19. He was 74.

Sta. Romana was a longtime resident of China and had been a correspondent for ABC News prior to being appointed ambassador in 2016.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... s-84160713
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Raiders legend Daryle Lamonica, nicknamed 'The Mad Bomber,' dies at 80

Daryle Lamonica, the star Oakland Raiders quarterback known for his deep passes, died at his Fresno, Calif. home on Thursday. He was 80. His death is considered to be from natural causes.

A Fresno native, Lamonica went to college at Notre Dame, and in 1963 was drafted by two teams: the Green Bay Packers of the NFL, and the Buffalo Bills of the AFL. The AFL and NFL wouldn't merge until 1970, so Lamonica had his pick. He went with the Bills, who had drafted him in the 23rd round.


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