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- Nov 20, 2012
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https://www.smh.com.au/culture/cele...ocial&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1626996775-1John Cornell – the man behind comedian Paul Hogan’s success and Kerry Packer’s confidante during World Series Cricket – has died at the age of 80 following a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was surrounded by his family, including his wife and television personality Delvene Delaney and eldest daughter, at his home at Byron Bay.
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/entertai...jackie-mason-1a4c1b51d538a6871edd5cad52c2f14fJackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93
Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. ...
The irascible Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and women and his own inadequacies. His typical style was amused outrage.
“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe,” he once joked. Another Mason line was: “Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows, marriage does.” About himself, he once said: “I was so self-conscious, every time football players went into a huddle; I thought they were talking about me.” ...
I heard a version of this where a drunk Sinatra was sitting front row and heckled Mason during a performance.Also victim of a notorious incident allegedly set up by Frank Sinatra. https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/oraqix
Sinatra didn't seem to mind Don Rickles making jokes about him, especially his alleged connections with a certain Italian organisation.I heard a version of this where a drunk Sinatra was sitting front row and heckled Mason during a performance.
Mason made a joke at Sinatra's expense, then Sinatra sent in the thugs.
Perhaps the joke was about Mia Farrow?
Dieter Brummer who was in Home and Away has died at 45.
I remember watching him in it so really shocked to read this as 45 is no age at all.
It mentions that he had some kind of MS so I wonder if it was something related to that?Ex-drummer and founding member of Slipknot dies aged 46.
"The former drummer of US heavy metal band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, has died at the age of 46.
In a statement, Jordison's family said he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
They did not reveal his cause of death, but said his passing had left them with "empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow".
Jordison was one of Slipknot's original members, founding the band in 1995 along with percussionist Shawn Cruhan and bassist Paul Gray.
The group released a successful self-titled debut album four years later."
I was reading about this yesterday. As he was so young I naturally first thought of suicide or an overdose.It mentions that he had some kind of MS so I wonder if it was something related to that?
Again 46 is very young so it's really sad.
Yes, my thoughts were the same sa yours in that it was suicide but I don't know much about MS.I was reading about this yesterday. As he was so young I naturally first thought of suicide or an overdose.
However, as you say he had a longstanding illness and it seems he died in his sleep.
While it's sad to lose someone you love, such a quiet death is less traumatic for their family and friends.
(I know whereof I speak.)
Well yup, it would be a shock and they will miss him.Yes, my thoughts were the same sa yours in that it was suicide but I don't know much about MS.
A quiet death in his sleep does sound less brutal but I'm sure it's still really upsetting for those loved ones left behind.
Definitely. Agree with everything you are saying. I think passing in your sleep would be the best way to go.Well yup, it would be a shock and they will miss him.
It's what we'd want for ourselves though, if we had a choice; just go to sleep and not wake up. Maybe a after couple more decades of life, not so young.
There are 2 types of MS. Both are an autoimmune condition that affects the brain, spinal cord and/or nervous system.I don't know much about MS