IN MEMORIAM-TV & Movie Celebrities and Public Figures who pass in 2017

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  1. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    In Memoriam for all Celebrities, those in TV & Movies, Sports, Authors, and other Public Figures of note.

    Yes, this year we're signing off ALL of our fave celebrities in a different way... in one thread which will be stickied for the entire year.

    Exceptions will be decided by forum mods, especially if ABH1979 (who mods both GD and M&TV) would like to have a single thread in Movies and TV forum for those who have made major contributions to the industry and the public at large.... otherwise, post the news story/headlines here and folks can post their comments as usual.

    (Also, personal loss, i.e. parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. will continue to be single threads.)

    Honestly, it's my wish that we won't have many losses in 2017, but when we do, let's say good-bye and post our fond memories of them here.

    Thanks for your cooperation,
    mpl
     
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  2. Aernaroth

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    Well, I guess I'll get us started...

    Richard "Mack" Machowicz has passed away.

    Former Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz Passes Away After Long Battle with Cancer | OutdoorHub

    You'd probably remember him from the television shows "The Deadliest Warrior" and "Future Weapons". Machowicz was a former Navy SEAL, and had written his own books and lectures on motivation. He may not be as famous as some of the other stars we've recently lost, and he might not have been attached to the most prestigious television shows, but I enjoyed the intensity he brought to his commentary, and the air of authenticity he brought to shows where it would otherwise be... lacking. May he rest in peace.
     
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  3. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart. RIP Spike and Mojo.

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    I just heard about Mack. I loved watching Deadliest Warrior. I didn't he had brain cancer.

    Rest in peace, sir.
     
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    Allsparky Bayou Buah/Ex cross-tie walker!

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    :rip Aw man, Mack was awesome! Wow, never knew bout his cancer. Rest in peace hero, warrior and all around cool guy! :rip 
     
  5. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    For all those who don't know who William Blatty was, he was the writer of many great books, most notably "The Exorcist". He was also a screen writer and director for many adaptations of his own books such as "The Ninth Configuration", and the 2nd sequel of "The Exorcist", "The Exorcist III" which is based off of his book "Legion". He was 89, 5 days shy of turning 90. A true master of literature has been lost. 2017 is off to a shitty start....
     
  6. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Read the Exorcist, preferred it to the movie tbh. I believe Stephen King was a fan too... okay found a CNN story with a tweet from King, read on:
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    (CNN)Author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, who scared millions with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died.
    Blatty passed away Thursday evening at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty, told CNN. He was 89 years old.
    "It was multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. He was only diagnosed last month," said Blatty. "We were married for 33 years."
    " Film critic and author Richard Crouse told CNN he recalled "stories about people throwing up at screenings."

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    "The silhouetted image of actor Max von Sydow, playing Father Merrin, was featured on the poster for the 1973 theatrical release of The Exorcist. It remains one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Based on a 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture."

    Blatty is best known for the 1971 New York Times bestselling novel "The Exorcist," and the film adaption of the book, released in 1973, on which he served as producer and writer.
    The horror story was about a child, played by actress Linda Blair, who was possessed by a demon.


    The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning for Best Sound Mixing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
    The film's director, William Friedkin, tweeted Friday morning, "William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday."

    Fellow author Stephen King tweeted, "RIP William Peter Blatty, who wrote the great horror novel of our time. So long, Old Bill."

    Blatty's widow told CNN, "He was the most generous, loving, hysterical husband, father and grandfather. I was just profoundly blessed to be married to him. He was a wonderful man."
    It wasn't all about big scares for Blatty, his widow told CNN. "He had a big heart and he was very very funny."
    Blatty co-wrote the screenplay for the 1964 film "A Shot in the Dark" and his widow said, "He had such a whimsical sense of humor. We laughed a lot together."
     
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    RIP 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka. No disrespect to others, but this is the first major celebrity death to start the year.
     
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    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart. RIP Spike and Mojo.

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    Nooooooooo!!!

    Another wrestling legend gone. :( 

    Mick Foley must be heartbroken. It was Jimmy that made him want to become a wrestler.
     
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  11. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    :rip  To the originator of the high risk maneuver. In the US anyways.
     
  12. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    The last man on the Moon, before Soundwave and Mr. Gould Sr. shut down the Apollo program.

    RIP, Mr. Cernan.
     
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    We've already lost so many from this period in history, seems like there isn't many left. I don't know about everyone else, but I feel like the best way to honor their legacy is to make sure that Gene Cernan, may he rest in peace, is not "The Last Man on the Moon", only the last of his era. To walk alongside his now-lonely footprints, and make those singular steps he traced into a mighty trail, blazed towards the stars for humanity.

    https://www.nasa.gov/astronautprofiles/cernan

    "As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." - Gene Cernan

    "Curiosity is the essence of human existence. 'Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?'... I don't know. I don't have any answers to those questions. I don't know what's over there around the corner. But I want to find out." - Gene Cernan
     
  15. moreprimeland

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    Watched a couple of older interviews with Mr. Cernan, no ego, just doing his job, with a sense of human and kindness.

    :rip 
     
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    This guy was a consistently solid actor. Will always associate him to the original Robocop, but he's done a lot of other great stuff since. Even made it into the MCU in Iron Man 3 :) 
     
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    RIP Bob Morton. :( 
     
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    Ugh, that sucks.

    His role in RoboCop is what I always think of, when I would see him. He's done a whole lot of VA work too.
     
  20. Aernaroth

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    Was it natural causes, or did he... make a mistake?

    Sad to hear, either way.
     
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