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the point is, if you started this thread and you're 57 every semi famous person your age who dies is some kind of omen. either that or you're a noob who ought to know better...
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IMO, it's part of the stuff that makes PPOT run. Nearly any topic goes here and that's what keeps me coming back.

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And more importantly... Wtf is the point of this thread?
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Probably the same asshat that was banned earlier in this thread with a different screen name.

I don't see a problem with a central location for the discussion of paassing of the less than star quality people.

BTW, my High School track coach passed yesterday. He was 90, John Oden graduate of Occidental College, fish feared him. He lived in Del Mar CA after his retirement from Eagle Rock High School.
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Probably the same asshat that was banned earlier in this thread with a different screen name.

I don't see a problem with a central location for the discussion of paassing of the less than star quality people.

BTW, my High School track coach passed yesterday. He was 90, John Oden graduate of Occidental College, fish feared him. He lived in Del Mar CA after his retirement from Eagle Rock High School.
Guys, that's a spambot! It's been posting for several months now and I always report it when I come across it. Note the "user name", and the fact it always uses a phrase/sentence from someone else as its own post.

Don't respond to it, just hit the report button and report it.
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Guys, that's a spambot! It's been posting for several months now and I always report it when I come across it. Note the "user name", and the fact it always uses a phrase/sentence from someone else as its own post.

Don't respond to it, just hit the report button and report it.
In other words, Fqzrtkg passed away earlier today. The cause was "death by moderator".
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Well, looking back, "Shut up Sid" started it.
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By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

Gore, a nonsmoker, died of lung cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

"She was a wonderful human being caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Sasson, a jewelry designer, told The Associated Press.

Brooklyn-born and New Jersey-raised, Gore was discovered by Quincy Jones as a teenager and signed to Mercury Records. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in English/American literature.

Gore's other hits include "She's A Fool," ''Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," which Marvin Hamlisch co-wrote, "That's the Way Boys Are" and "Maybe I Know." She co-wrote with her brother, Michael, the Academy Award-nominated "Out Here On My Own" from the film "Fame."

She sang at the 1964 T.A.M.I. Show in Santa Monica, California, alongside future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers like the James Brown and the Rolling Stones. Gore also played Catwoman's sidekick in the cult TV comedy "Batman."

"She was a serious artist that was way ahead of her time," said Ronnie Spector in a statement. "She had a certain sound. But you want to be able to do new things too, and it can be hard on an artist that is so identified with a specific sound. Although she wasn't in a girl group, Lesley was definitely a huge part of that era. But she continued to be creative, and kept looking ahead, and that's how I will remember her."

In a Facebook post, songwriter Neil Sedaka, who attended Gore's Sweet 16 birthday party, shared his thoughts: "She was a great person and a phenomenal talent, who had opened for me on many occasions. She recorded a few of my songs ("Magic Colors" and "Summer Symphony") and was a great songwriter in her own right. I'm glad I had the chance of knowing her."

In the 1990s, Gore co-wrote "My Secret Love" for Allison Anders' film "Grace of My Heart," released in 1996. A couple of years later, she appeared in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" on Broadway. Gore had been working on a stage version of her life with playwright Mark Hampton when she died.

In 2005, she released "Ever Since," her first album in 30 years, but was sure to revisit older hits in front of fans. "If I've learned anything in this business," she told The New York Times that year, "how stupid would it be not to do 'It's My Party' when people come to hear it?"

She officially came out to the public when she hosted several episodes of the PBS series, "In The Life," which dealt with gay and lesbian issues.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Gore turned "You Don't Own Me" into an online video public service announcement demanding reproductive rights which starred Lena Dunham and Tavi Gevinson, among others

In the last few years, she performed at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency in New York and, along with Spector and LaLa Brooks, headlined the "She's Got the Power" concert outdoors at Lincoln Center in 2012.

In addition to Sasson, Gore is survived by her brother and mother, Ronny. Services will be held on Thursday at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue
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I grew up watching this guy.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles television news pioneer Stan Chambers, who had a front-row seat to earthquakes, fires and the life of the city since the 1940s, died Friday, according to KTLA-TV, the station where he was a reporter for more than six decades. He was 91.

Chambers died at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, said KTLA News Director Jason Ball.

Chambers' lengthy 1949 reporting about the effort to rescue 3-year-old Kathy Fiscus, who fell down an abandoned well and died, is recognized as the first live TV coverage of a breaking news story.

"He was a great journalist. He was a great man," Ball said. "He was one of the nicest people I have ever met."

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Chambers was a newsman in the truest sense.

"His dedication to producing the best story possible led to innovations that define the newscasts we watch today," Garcetti said. "Stan was a gentleman, a gifted storyteller and one of those rare L.A. icons whose impact was felt by generations of Angelenos."

As a part of KTLA since shortly after its 1947 birth as the first commercial television station in the West, Chambers saw TV unshackled from the early days of primitive technology to emerge as a dominant medium.

In his first two years at the station, Chambers was a utility player, from salesman to news anchor. Then, on an April evening in 1949, he was dispatched to San Marino, 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

Station manager Klaus Landsberg and reporter Bill Welsh already were in place with two TV transmission trucks. Fiscus was trapped deep in a narrow well; crews were drilling to reach her.

As the rescue effort dragged on, it was carried internationally by radio, newspapers and, eventually, by newsreels. But Los Angeles watched the story unfold for 27 hours on live TV, minute by minute, ending when the child was found dead.

"Nothing like that had ever happened and, certainly, I had never been through anything like that," Chambers recalled in 1998. "When it was over, we had no idea of the impact. The reaction was overwhelming. To this day, I still bump into people who say 'Oh, I remember the Kathy Fiscus telecast so well.'"

In "News At Ten: Fifty Years with Stan Chambers" (1994, Capra Press), Chambers cited critical reaction to the story: "Television grew up in a hurry last week," one newspaper said.

For Chambers, it was the real start of a career that would put him on the air for every major story to hit the Los Angeles area in the latter half of the 20th century.

Defining stories included the Watts riot and Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in the '60s, and the Rodney King police beating case that led to the 1992 Los Angeles riot.

"The worst had to be the ('92) riots," Chambers, a Los Angeles native, later recalled. "I was in a helicopter watching my city burn. ... That was a very emotional thing to go through."

Chambers, who retired in 2010, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Associated Press Television-Radio Association renamed its Extraordinary Achievement award for Chambers following his retirement from KTLA. The annual award honors lifetime achievement by broadcast journalists in the Western U.S.

Chambers is survived by his wife Gigi, 11 children, 38 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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By YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970s, has died, his son said Saturday. He was 105.

Known as the "father of the Z," Katayama won international respect for the Datsun Z as an affordable sports car at a time when Japan-made products were synonymous with slipshod quality.

Katayama, who retired from Nissan in 1977, died Thursday of heart failure at a Tokyo hospital, his son Mitsuo said.

Carlos Ghosn, who has led a turnaround at the Japanese automaker under an alliance with Renault SA of France, resurrected Katayama's legendary status at Nissan by bringing back the Z, which had been discontinued in 1996.

Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in both the U.S. and Japan, Katayama is revered by Z fan clubs around the world, which nicknamed him "Mr. K."

"A car is a horse. I want to drive a thoroughbred that's in tune with my heartbeat, but not something that's too dressed up for someone like me," Katayama told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview about the Z's comeback.

In selling the Datsun brand in the U.S., Katayama stressed maintenance services, and courted dealers and employees alike. His vivacious personality, unusual for a Japanese person of his generation, helped.

He made one of the first color films of a Datsun, innovating visual storytelling for marketing, something taken for granted in the auto industry today.

"With a love of cars and a flare for promotion, he built the Datsun brand, Nissan's initial brand name in the U.S., from scratch," Yokohama-based Nissan said on its website last year.

Mitsuo Katayama mused that his father was happily zooming around in the Z in heaven, no longer worried about "gas, police or traffic tickets."

"His greatest achievement, I think, was the fact that he was able to give many American Datsun dealers their own success story," he said.

Katayama is survived by his wife, Masako, two sons and two daughters, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A family service is planned for Tuesday. A larger memorial will be announced later.
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