Category Archives: R.I.P.

R.I.P. Entrepreneur H. Ross Perot

Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89 His story was in more than one book I’ve read over the decades. How can you not admire someone who organized … a strike team that rescued two of his … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Car Maker lee Iacocca

Auto Industry Legend Lee Iacocca Dead at 94 Lee Iacocca, one of the true legends of the auto industry died at 7:30 this morning at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Iacocca was known for … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actor Paul Darrow

Twitter: Blake’s 7 actor Paul Darrow dies at 78 Perhaps best-known as Avon in one of the best SF TV series ever, Blake’s 7. It rather quickly became the Avon show. Avon was a real bastard, willing to sacrifice the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Writer Herman Wouk

‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War” whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actress Peggy Lipton

Actress Peggy Lipton, star of ‘The Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 72 Actress and former model Peggy Lipton, who rose to stardom in the late 1960s on the counterculture police series “The Mod Squad” and later starred on … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actor Tim Conway

Tim Conway, Star of The Carol Burnett Show, Dies at 85 At a 2013 event promoting his memoir, What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life, Burnett, now 86, painted her collaborator as an on-set prankster. “Tim’s goal in life was to … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actress Doris Day

Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth In reality, Day was one of the most natural born movie stars ever to grace the screen, beloved by co-stars and directors for her raw gift, honesty and charisma. Director … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Director John Singleton

John Singleton Dies: Trailblazing ‘Boyz N The Hood’ Filmmaker Was 51 John Singleton, the groundbreaking film director, screenwriter and producer, died Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke on April 17. He was 51. A family spokesperson said Singleton … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Writer Gene Wolfe

Science fiction author Gene Wolfe has died While Wolfe was never quite as famous as some of his peers, his writing was loved intensely by his fans. Ursula Le Guin, for example, called him “our Melville,” while Michael Swanwick described … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actor Shane Rimmer

Shane Rimmer has Died We’re very sad to report that the legendary voice of Scott Tracy Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89. So many roles. Perhaps best known as the dynamic voice of Scott Tracy in the … Continue reading

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