Rest In Peace: The R.I.P. Thread

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Literary 'godfather' of the Beats Lawrence Ferlinghetti has passed away at 101 ...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and political iconoclast who inspired and nurtured generations of San Francisco artists and writers from City Lights, his famed bookstore, died on Monday at his home in San Francisco. He was 101.

FULL STORY: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/obituaries/lawrence-ferlinghetti-dead.html
 

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This seems to have been badly underreported.

Victor Ambrus - illustrator of many books and resident illustrator for Time Team died on the 10th feb 2021.

His style was instantly recognizable and many of us would have seen his work when we were growing up.


https://celebritiesdeaths.com/victo...tor-ambrus-illustrator-on-time-team-has-died/

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Glenn Roeder: Former West Ham and Newcastle manager dies aged 65

Former Watford, West Ham, Newcastle and Norwich boss Glenn Roeder has died aged 65 after a long illness, the League Managers Association has announced.

Roeder, who was a defender during his playing days, began his managerial career with a spell in charge at Gillingham.

He was also a coach in the England set-up when Glenn Hoddle was manager.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56233217
 
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Aberdeen physicist behind first full-body MRI scanner dies

A British physicist known for his pioneering work in medical imaging has died at the age of 94.

Prof John Mallard notably led a team at the University of Aberdeen which developed the first whole-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner.

He also helped develop Positron Emission Tomography (PET) which can produce detailed three-dimensional images of the inside of the body.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-56217687
 

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This won't mean much to most non Australians, but for us, a true Titan of the music industry has passed away suddendly Monday night:

Mushroom Records founder Michael Gudinski dead at 68
Australian music industry legend Michael Gudinski has died aged 68.

According to a statement from the Mushroom Group, Gudinski “died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne”.
Gudinski is survived by his wife, Sue, and their children Matt and Kate and two grandchildren.
“The family respectfully ask for privacy in this incredibly difficult time and thank everyone for their support,” the statement said.
https://www.news.com.au/entertainme...8/news-story/bc2561b1f4472b1eb2d9d2e573d35021
 

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Sheffield's 'last little mester' Stan Shaw dies at 94
A world-renowned knife-maker who crafted blades for clients including the Queen, Elvis Presley and US presidents has died.

Stan Shaw, 94, was believed to be one of Sheffield's last "little mesters" - self-employed craftsmen who worked out of the city's famed cutlery works.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-56240775
 

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Another footie legend gone
Ian St John: Former Liverpool & Scotland forward dies at age 82
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Former Liverpool and Scotland forward Ian St John has died at the age of 82 after a long illness.
St John joined Liverpool from hometown team Motherwell in 1961 for a club record £37,500 and played 425 games for the Anfield side, scoring 118 goals, during a decade of service.
He won two top-flight titles and scored the decisive goal as Liverpool lifted their first FA Cup in 1965.
St John also earned 21 Scotland caps and managed Motherwell and Portsmouth.
He latterly enjoyed a successful career as a TV pundit, teaming up with former England striker Jimmy Greaves to front the hugely popular 'Saint and Greavsie' show which ran until 1992.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56250355
 

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Chris Barber has passed at 90.

I have to admit it is another case of thinking he was long-gone. The Guardian page assesses him on the strength of his collaborations but there was a time in the fifties, when jazz bands were packing them in at the halls. Barber was immensely popular, though never highly-esteemed by the critics, who found the whole Trad, fad an embarrassment and a distraction from contemporary jazz, which was too challenging for many.

Mood Indigo, 1956. I had this record way-back. Pretty good, still.

RIP, Chris Barber. :(
 

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Tributes paid to 'jazz giant' Chris Barber

One of the leading figures in British and European jazz, the trombonist Chris Barber, has died at the age of 90.

A champion of trad jazz, he also laid the foundations for the 60s rock scene by covering Leadbelly's Rock Island Line with Lonnie Donegan in 1954.

The song sold a million copies and popularised the British skiffle scene that inspired the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56270163
 

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Upstairs, Downstairs actress Nicola Pagett dies aged 75

Actress Nicola Pagett has died aged 75 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, her family has confirmed.

Pagett was best known for playing Elizabeth Bellamy, the rebellious daughter of Richard and Lady Marjorie, in 1970s TV series Upstairs, Downstairs.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56291059
 

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Tony Hendra, Who Played Band Manager Ian Faith in ‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ Dies at 79
Tony Hendra, the British satirist and comic whose roles included top editing positions at magazines such as National Lampoon and Spy and a part in musical mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” died on Thursday in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 79.

His wife, Carla Meisner, told the New York Times the cause of death was Lou Gehrig’s disease, which the writer was first diagnosed with in 2019.

In Rob Reiner’s 1984 mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” he played Ian Faith, the bumbling band manager who tells Michael McKean’s character that having a gig in Boston canceled isn’t a big deal because “It’s not a big college town.”
https://variety.com/2021/film/people-news/tony-hendra-dead-this-is-spinal-tap-1234923058/
 

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Carla Wallenda - last surviving child of Karl Wallenda and last surviving member of the classic era Flying Wallendas - has passed away at 85.
Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe’s founder, has died at the age of 85. ...

She was the daughter of Karl Wallenda, who had founded the troupe in Germany before moving to the United States in 1928 to great acclaim. ...

Carla Wallenda was born on Feb. 13, 1936, and appeared in a newsreel in 1939 as she learned how to walk the wire, with her father and mother, Mati, looking on. ...

She began appearing in the family’s show in 1947, but not on the high wire at first, according to her biography on the family’s website. In 1951, her father told her she could join the high-wire act if she could do a headstand on top of the family’s seven-person pyramid. She was able to join the high-wire act later that year.

Carla Wallenda left the family act in 1961 to form her own troupe. The next season, two of the Wallendas were killed in an accident while performing the pyramid. Her brother was paralyzed.

Wallenda rejoined the family troupe in 1965, replacing an aunt who died doing a solo act.

Her husband, Richard Guzman, died in 1972 when he fell 60 feet (about 18 meters) during a performance in West Virginia. Her father died in 1978, falling while walking a wire across a street in Puerto Rico.

Still, she would not be deterred from performing.

“Accidents can happen anyplace,” she told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in 2014. “I have to make a living and this is the only way I know or want to. I’ve done waitress work and hated every minute of it. Why should I go and do a job that I hate?” ...

She finally retired in 2017 at the age of 81 after appearing on a Steve Harvey TV special, doing a headstand atop a 80-foot sway pole.

“When I am out there, all of my pain and all that goes away and I am in a world of my own,” she said in the 2017 TV interview. ...

FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/sarasota...nited-states-9b5887f4b8782449d5395656a55299d7

Edit: AP corrected the title (it originally said 'hire-wire act'), and the correction has been made here as well.
 
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