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- Jan 15, 2017
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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.
Yes, I definitely recognise his style.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.
Uh-oh. I've told people before that Googling somebody often ends up with the subject dying.Wow! I just watched that public information film posted by Mr. Bannoka that had Briggs in it as a dirty mechanic. The next thing I read he's dead. Cosmic Joker dudes!
https://www.news.com.au/entertainme...8/news-story/bc2561b1f4472b1eb2d9d2e573d35021Australian 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.
Ian St John: Former Liverpool & Scotland forward dies at age 82
Last updated on51 minutes ago51 minutes ago.From the sectionScotland
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.
RIP MickThis 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
That’s a double down on the dreadness. Sadness. Do ya feel it?U-Roy, pioneering Jamaican reggae artist, dies aged 78
https://variety.com/2021/film/people-news/tony-hendra-dead-this-is-spinal-tap-1234923058/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.”
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. ...