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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:58 pm
 


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:37 am
 


Sir Stirling Moss dies aged 90 after a long illness: Dashing British motor racing legend passes away at his Mayfair home as his wife Lady Moss reveals he 'died as he lived, looking wonderful'

Sir Stirling Moss died at the age of 90 in the early hours of Easter morning
The racing legend was one of the most lionised figures in history of British sport
Moss's style and skill earned him the acclaim as the greatest all-round racer ever
His versatility won him 212 of his 529 races in every conceivable kind of car

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:54 pm
 


Sad one from late last week - Edmonton Oilers player Colby Cave passes away after surgery to remove a brain cyst:

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/ed ... -1.5529808

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Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week.

The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Sask., had been in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital.

The Oilers confirmed Cave's death with a statement from Cave's wife, Emily.

"I and both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time," the statement said.

He had been in a coma since Tuesday at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, after being airlifted from a hospital in Barrie, Ont., on Monday.


Only 25 years old. Way too young, dammit. RIP, kid. :(

Cave underwent emergency surgery on Tuesday with doctors removing a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.


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John Conway, inventor of the Game of Life, has died of COVID-19

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Princeton mathematician John Conway has died of the coronavirus. He was 82 years old.

The British-born Conway spent the early part of his career at Cambridge before moving to Princeton University in the 1980s. He made contributions in various areas of mathematics but is best known for his invention of Conway's Game of Life, a cellular automaton in which simple rules give rise to surprisingly complex behaviors. It was made famous by a 1970 Scientific American article and has had a lively community around it ever since then. (Don't confuse it with Milton Bradley's board game of the same name.)

Conway's Game of Life is played on a two-dimensional plane with square cells. Each square can be either black ("alive") or white ("dead"). Simple deterministic rules dictate how the state of the board in one step leads to the next step. If a live square has two or three live neighbors (counting diagonals), it stays alive. If a dead cell has three live neighbors, it switches to black and becomes alive. Otherwise, the cell becomes—or stays—dead.
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Conway developed these rules in the late 1960s, before the invention of the personal computer. He performed early experiments on a Go board and discovered that these rules could produce surprisingly complex behaviors. Before long, people were writing software to accelerate runs of the Game of Life.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:42 pm
 


Brian Dennehy RIP


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I was wondering what happened to him. He was in everything then he just vanished.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:40 am
 


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E.T., The Color Purple cinematographer Allen Daviau dies of COVID-19 complications

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Cinematographer Allen Daviau, who shot three of Steven Spielberg's films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, has died.

A representative from the American Society of Cinematographers announced yesterday that Daviau died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19.

He was 77.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:43 am
 


Irfan Khan RIP

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A veteran of nearly 80 films, he almost gave up acting in his 30s - after an unrewarding decade in TV soaps.

Khan lacked the looks for a traditional Bollywood romantic lead but made his name as a character actor in Hindi cinema and in Hollywood productions like Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:30 am
 


Bad Company singer Brian Anthony Howe dead at 66 due to cardiac arrest

The talented musician passed away at his home in Florida while possibly on his way to the hospital according to a relative
Howe has had a history of heart complications as he had a heart attack in 2017
He rose to fame as he became the lead vocalist for Bad Company's Fame And Fortune album in 1986
The group reached its height of commercial success with the album Holy Water in 1990 in which Howe handled most of the songwriting duties
He then left the English hard rock band in 1994 citing friction with guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:38 pm
 


The Few become one as Battle of Britain veteran dies aged 101 on eve of VE Day to leave just a single surviving member of RAF aircrew who took on Hitler's Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940

Battle of Britain veteran Terry Clark died on Thursday aged 101
He was one of only two remaining members of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain
It leaves John 'Paddy' Hemingway as the only living member of The Few


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:02 am
 


Busy year, this one


Little Richard dead at 87: Rock music legend behind Tutti Frutti passes away

Rock music legend Little Richard has died at the age of 87, his family said
His cause of death has not been revealed
The star's hits included Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, and Good Golly Miss Molly


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God dammit!


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:19 pm
 


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:46 am
 


‘Seinfeld’ actor, comedian Jerry Stiller dead at 92

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