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Old 09-24-2019, 10:46 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Johnny definitely qualifies, at 62. "Too early". Forgot about him. He "seemed" so fit and trim too! SIGH.
Johnny died at age 79.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Johnny died at age 79.
Shucks, I can't remember. Do you recall what caused his "demise" --- was it heart trouble? He looked pretty good (in makeup I suppose) for age 79. Very quick wit and perfect delivery.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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Shucks, I can't remember. Do you recall what caused his "demise" --- was it heart trouble? He looked pretty good (in makeup I suppose) for age 79. Very quick wit and perfect delivery.
I believe it was lung cancer. I remember him saying during an interview that he went swimming, and came out unusually short of breath, so he went to the Doc. Heavy smoker, so it wasn't all that surprising that he went before the "average" age, even though he did seem to keep himself in otherwise good shape. Heckuva funny guy, I remember watching his last show in about 1992, was sad to see him go. He was originally from Nebraska, and I've got some good memories from short visits to that state - way under-rated place. For those interested in history, check out the "Naval Ammunition Depot" in Hastings, it supplied the majority of the ammunition used during WWII in the Pacific. I've thought about retiring near Hastings, but NE isn't very tax-friendly for retirees.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Default Koko the Gorilla

She cried when she was told that Robin Williams had died!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4QQ8Mfjb_g
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:27 AM
 
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I find it hard to miss people that took their own life. Heath Ledger and Kurt Cobain are examples.
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I wish had left the years Ledger and Cobain threw away.
I don't know why you keep posting about the two deaths in tandem. Unlike Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger did not commit suicide. He died of an accidental drug overdose.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:33 AM
 
Location: MidMichigan
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Yep, me, too! I can't deny the fact that the worst music of the 70's by far took place in 1978.
It wasn't just 1978 .. I was listening to Kasey Kasem's American Top 40 Countdown replay from September 20, 1970 on SiriusXM this past Sunday.

The song at number 18, all across the land, in September, 1970 was .. (drumroll) "Rubber Ducky" sung by Ernie the Muppet (voiced by Jim Henson).

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Old 09-25-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Molly Ivins
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:12 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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My brother-in-law.

It will be MUCH harder when I start to lose my siblings....
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Although he was born 23 years before me, no death of a famous person affected me as viscerally as the assassination of John Lennon. I'm still not over it 39 years later.
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