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Old 09-21-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NYC
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She was the perfect match for her beloved soulmate, the late Gene Wilder, whom I adored
From a distance perhaps, but sadly their relationship had deteriorated & they would've separated, in fact had been living somewhat separately, but then her illness came & he stayed for the duration. Sad but true. I do agree she was a gift that left us too early.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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I think our minds were linked because those are the two that I woke up thinking about to add to the list, LOL!!
LOVED PSH, & followed his career for a long time. I recall sitting across from him when I went to see Gary Sinese on Broadway in "One Flew Over..." He was roaring with laughter!!
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tim Russert
Yes, still sad about Tim Russert.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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Micheal Landon
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I miss George Carlin.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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Yes, still sad about Tim Russert.
I was just going to mention him. It was quite a shock when he died.

Not yet mentioned (I think)

John Denver
Ritchie Valens
Phoebe Snow (what a gorgeous voice, highly underrated)
Dusty Springfield
John Candy
John Belushi
John Ritter (I still binge watch Three's Company!)
Tom Petty
Erin Moran (Joanie of Happy Days)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Kurt Cobain

Not a contemporary per se, but I really do miss Steve Allen, the first host of the Tonight Show who originated "the man in the street" interviews.

Once in a while I catch old reruns of "What's My Line?" and I wax nostalgic for the show. The panelists were always so poised and elegant--not to mention civilized!! One of the few highlights of my childhood!

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Old 09-21-2019, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:50 PM
 
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Carl Sagan- I can think of no one outside of family, who influenced me so greatly for the better. I was 13 when I watched Cosmos on PBS, and was absolutely spellbound. My God, what a loss to mankind.

Heath Ledger- Wow, what a shame, and well on his way IMO, to one of the truly greats of the screen.

Adam Yauch- Not sure exactly why I list him here... He seemed a decent, caring person for the most part.

More to consider, and followup...
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:23 PM
 
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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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Old 09-21-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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Too early though? I looked up my birth year, 1948.
I had similar reaction. "Too early" doesn't mean a celebrated person whose passing, at any age, is lamentable loss that impoverishes society. It means somebody who died while still young, before the hair turned gray or the midsection broadened. One example that comes to mind is the race-car driver Ayrton Senna, killed in a freak accident at 34. Or the cellist, Jacqueline du Pre (died at 42).

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I find it hard to miss people that took their own life. Heath Ledger and Kurt Cobain are examples.
Why?
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