Category Archives: R.I.P.

R.I.P. Writer Tom Wolfe

The New York Times paywall (loophole: use Firefox Reader View before the paywall appears): Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic ‘New Journalist’ and Novelist, Dies at 88 How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe Rest in peace. Advertisements

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R.I.P. Actress Margot Kidder

‘Superman’ Star Dead at 69 Margot was at her home when she passed away, according to the spokesperson at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT. The cause of death is unknown at this point. I first saw her in Sisters, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Desmond Saunders

I’m late to know this. Twitter: The old guard leaves the stage and I feel even older … Rest in peace. You helped bring joy into the world. Wikipedia: Desmond Saunders

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R.I.P. Radio Host Art Bell

Pahrump-based radio host Art Bell dies at 72 Longtime radio host Art Bell died Friday at his Pahrump home, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced. He was 72. His Coast to Coast radio show was often worth a listen. Aside … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Director Miloš Forman

Miloš Forman, Oscar-winning Czech director of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ dies at 86 In every one of his films, from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Ragtime” and “Amadeus” to “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Man on … Continue reading

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R.I.P. The Legendary Chuck McCann

Chuck McCann, Comic Actor and Popular Kids TV Host, Dies at 83 Later, McCann manned the three-hour show Let’s Have Fun on Sunday mornings, pretty much doing everything. One of his bits was to read the comics, dressed as the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. TV Writer-Producer Steven Bochco

Steven Bochco, Creative Force Behind ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘L.A. Law’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ Dies at 74 His name will be associated with Hill Street Blues probably forever. That series was another revolution in television. He did great and groundbreaking work. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Physicist Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76 In his 2013 memoir he described how he felt when first diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “I felt it was very unfair — why should this happen to me,” he wrote. “At the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Evangelist Billy Graham

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents Why it all came about remained a puzzle to Mr. Graham. In his autobiography, he wrote: “I have often said that the first thing I am going to do when … Continue reading

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R.I.P. John Perry Barlow, EFF Founder

John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018 With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF’s founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom … Continue reading

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