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I’m sad that Charlie Daniels is gone. The world is a little bit less of wonderful place, with him gone. It’s like hearing that the last lion on Earth has died. What a very cool dude, RIP.
 

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Charlie Daniels didn't take any shit from anyone. A buddy of mine who sang high harmonies for Marshall Tucker in the early 90s got kicked off the tour in the middle of Nowhere, New Mexico. "Yeah keef, ole Charlie went under the bus, found my green duffle and threw it as far as he could into the dark desert sky!"

My buddy never said why, a great vocalist he could imitate the voice of anyone standing in a room. Guess ole Charlie just had enough of his drug habit.
 

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Not only was Charlie a great musician, he was a great patriot. He penned hundreds of posts on his SoapBox page.

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True story. In about 1996, my ex wife and I were at the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia. Over the course of about an hour and a half, she convinced me to go see the FREE Charlie Daniels concert that night. I fought her tooth and nail (for some reason I can't remember). Finally, I relented and we went.

That was one of the finest concerts I have ever been to. The memory of hearing him play "Orange Blossom Special" and "Devil Went Down to Georgia" live is literally putting goosebumps on my arms while I type this message.
 

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Charlie Daniels didn't take any shit from anyone. A buddy of mine who sang high harmonies for Marshall Tucker in the early 90s got kicked off the tour in the middle of Nowhere, New Mexico. "Yeah keef, ole Charlie went under the bus, found my green duffle and threw it as far as he could into the dark desert sky!"

My buddy never said why, a great vocalist he could imitate the voice of anyone standing in a room. Guess ole Charlie just had enough of his drug habit.
and how many great pickers died from ODing? Charlie was ahead of the curve on drug prevention!
 

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Had to be too much of stupid-on-a-stick to take him out at 27....
 

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Suicide apparently.

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I have nothing against this kid, Keough, but his only claim to fame was that his grandpa was a great singer and entertainer. He wasn’t his grandpa. Did he have any talent at all? Any notoriety? Why don’t people take better care of their kids?
 

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and how many great pickers died from ODing? Charlie was ahead of the curve on drug prevention!
Sure glad none of the Rolling Stones were into drugs. They would have been gone before Elvis.
 

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Sure glad none of the Rolling Stones were into drugs. They would have been gone before Elvis.
So there you have the secret of a long life:
Be too skinny, too ugly, , lips too big, play guitar a little flat & the devil will toss you back.
 

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You wanna live long, look good and be happy and productive? Be like the Doobie Brothers and smoke lots of Doobie. These are photos taken for their 2020 tour. These dudes have been around making great music since the late sixties. Just thought I’d add names to the photos, from left to right: Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, Mike McDonald and John McFee. Yes, these guys are my music heroes and it’s true that they called themselves the Doobie Brothers because they all used to smoke weed constantly. Don’t actually know if that is still true.

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After the nuclear wars, there was silence, an eternal quiet unlike anything. That is until Keith Richards woke up one morning screaming at the neighbours to keep it quiet.
 

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After the nuclear wars, there was silence, an eternal quiet unlike anything. That is until Keith Richards woke up one morning screaming at the neighbours to keep it quiet.
Reminds me of that meme saying that we need to start thinking about what kind of world we're going to leave Keith Richards.
 

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Grant Imahara, former host of Discovery Channel's 'Mythbusters,' dead at 49
Imahara, an electrical engineer by trade, co-hosted “Mythbusters” from 2005 to 2014


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Grant Imahara, a former host of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters,” reportedly died on Monday of a brain aneurysm. He was 49 years old.

“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant,” a Discovery spokesperson told TMZ.

“He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

'MYTHBUSTERS' FAN FAVORITES TORY BELLECI, KARI BYRON AND GRANT IMAHARA AXED FROM SHOW

Imahara, an electrical engineer by trade, co-hosted “Mythbusters” from 2005 to 2014.

His sudden death shocked former “Mythbusters” star and former co-host Adam Savage, who mourned Imahara’s death in a Twitter post.


LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 08: Actor Grant Imahara attends the 14th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
“I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years,” Savage wrote.

“Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.”

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After leaving “Mythbusters,” Imahara co-hosted Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project” for the show’s one season in 2016.

Tragedy also struck the “Mythbusters” family in August 2019 when former host and professional racer Jessi Combs died during a stunt in Oregon.
 

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I loved MythBusters back then when they were at their height. He'll be missed.
 

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John Lewis, congressman and civil rights leader, dead at 80
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| July 17, 2020 11:47 PM
| Updated Jul 18, 2020, 09:13 AM

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John Lewis, the Georgia Democratic congressman and civil rights leader who was beaten on Bloody Sunday in Alabama in 1965, died at 80 on Friday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis's death Friday evening, calling the congressman, "one of the greatest heroes of American history." Lewis had been diagnosed him with stage 4 pancreatic cancer late last year.

Lewis, a confidante of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was among the last surviving leaders of the civil rights movement. Known as the "conscience of the House," Lewis had represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District since 1987.

In the 1960s, he embraced King's message of nonviolent protest against racist, white local and state officials. Over the following years, he participated in the Nashville, Tennessee, lunch counter sit-ins, the 1961 Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march in Alabama, during which he was beaten by a state trooper.

From 1963 to 1966, Lewis became the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. As a result, he joined the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement and helped plan the March on Washington.

While chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he also helped organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer, an effort to get African Americans registered to vote in Mississippi. Mississippi was known for being a restrictive place to vote due to polling taxes and other restrictive measures, leading to only 5.2% of the population being eligible to vote. The organizers were under constant threat of death from Mississippians, the Klu Klux Klan, and others.
 

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Derek Ho, first Hawaiian male world surfing champ, dead at 55
He belonged to a noted Hawaiian family that included brother Michael, also a top pro surfer, and second cousin Don, the entertainer.


Derek Ho at the Azores Airlines World Masters Championship on Sept. 20, 2018, in Praia de Santa Barbara, Sao Miguel, Portugal.Laurent Masurel / World Surf League via Getty Images

July 18, 2020, 5:32 PM MDT / Updated July 18, 2020, 9:24 PM MDT
By Dennis Romero

Derek Ho, the first Hawaiian man to win professional surfing's world championship, has died at 55, authorities said.

The cause of death was not disclosed by the Honolulu medical examiner's office. He was reported dead Friday.

Surf forecaster and news site Surfline reported Ho had a heart attack and slipped into a coma before his death.

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente, California, posted a memorial on Facebook.

"Godspeed Derek Ho. Your presence and spirit at Pipeline will be missed," the statement said. "The first Native Hawaiian man to be crowned world champion, your passion, drive and good nature inspired generations."

The surfwear brand and Hawaiian locals' organization Da Hui said on Facebook, "Mahalo for all the Many Classic Moments. Ride On."

Ho became the first Hawaiian man to win the world tour's championship late in his career, in 1993. Among those he beat out for the title was Kelly Slater, the winningest surfer in the sport's history, and past champion Martin Potter.

He also won the Pipeline Masters and Hawaii's Triple Crown of surfing, which includes the Masters, and big-wave contests at Haleiwa and Sunset Beach multiple times.

According to the Encyclopedia of Surfing, Ho was a second cousin to entertainer Don Ho. Derek Ho's brother, Michael, is a two-time Triple Crown winner who has been described as the godfather of Hawaii's North Shore, the center of professional surfing.

Michael's daughter, Coco, is a top-10 pro; son Mason is also a professional wave rider.

Derek Ho was a goofyfoot surfer, meaning he surfed left-handed, with his right foot in front. He was known as an "enforcer" for Hawaiian locals on the North Shore who sought to teach traveling wave riders respect and order.

Surfer Kala Alexander said on Instagram, "The man. The myth. The legend. Our hero."
 

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Theologian and churchman J.I. Packer dies at age 93
“God saves sinners” was his simple summation of the gospel
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J.I. Packer, one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, died on Friday, July 17. He was 93.

Packer authored hundreds of Christian books and articles over more than half a century, but he’s perhaps best known for his 1973 work Knowing God. Publishers have sold more than 1.5 million copies since the book’s release and have translated it into more than a dozen languages.

But for all of Packer’s vast contributions to explaining Biblical doctrine—and championing Biblical inerrancy—the Oxford-educated Anglican offered a gloriously simple summary of the gospel: “God saves sinners.”

James Innell Packer was born on July 22, 1926, in Gloucester, England. His quiet childhood as the son of a railway clerk took an abrupt turn at age 7 when a schoolyard bully chased him from a playground and into the path of an oncoming bread truck.

Packer suffered serious head injuries, but forced seclusion led him into a deeper focus on reading and writing. On his 11th birthday, his parents gave the young boy a typewriter instead of a bicycle. He relished the gift and began developing gifts of his own.

At age 15, a friendship with a fellow chess player led to conversations about religion. Packer began considering more carefully the claims of Christianity behind his nominal Anglican upbringing.

As a freshman at Oxford University, Packer attended an evangelistic service of the Oxford-Intercollegiate Christian Union. A sermon he initially found dull soon turned compelling: By the end of the service and the last verse of “Just As I Am,” Packer had embraced saving faith in Christ.

After becoming a librarian for the Christian group, Packer stumbled onto the writings of Puritan theologians. Biographer Sam Storms called the discovery “a major watershed in his spiritual development.” (Packer eventually wrote A Quest for Godliness—a book about Puritan writings on the Christian life.)

He later studied theology at Oxford and was ordained a deacon and then a priest in the Church of England in 1953. Packer remained a lifelong Anglican.

In 1954, he married Kit Mullet, and the couple raised three children. After a stint as a lecturer and a librarian, they moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1970. Packer taught systematic theology at Regent College, and he continued teaching courses at the school until he was nearly 90 years old.

Over the decades, Packer wrote dozens of books on Biblical truth and personal devotion to Christ. His early writings focused on defending Biblical inerrancy during a time when the doctrine was under attack by many in the church.

In an interview with WORLD founder Joel Belz in 2008, Packer described himself as “an adult catechist.” He explained that a catechist “teaches the truths that Christians live by, and also teaches how to live by those truths.”

Living by the truth of Scripture led Packer to make painful moves during his long career and ministry. In 2002, when the Anglican diocese of New Westminster authorized its bishop to produce a service for same-sex unions, Packer joined a handful of other synod members in walking out of the meeting.

Packer explained the decision in an editorial for Christianity Today: “Because this decision, taken in its context, falsifies the gospel of Christ, abandons the authority of Scripture, jeopardizes the salvation of fellow human beings, and betrays the church in its God-appointed role as the bastion and bulwark of divine truth.”

His church later withdrew from the Anglican Church in Canada and became a member of the Anglican Church in North America.

In 2016, at age 89, Packer announced his vision had deteriorated (due to macular degeneration), and that he could no longer read or write. Ivan Mesa of the Gospel Coalition interviewed Packer shortly after the announcement. “God knows what he’s up to,” Packer told him. “Some good, something for his glory is going to come out of it.”

Packer didn’t dwell on his dimming sight, but he did talk about the importance of the local church in an individualistic era. When Mesa asked Packer for any final words to the church, Packer replied: “I think I can boil it down to four words: ‘Glorify Christ every way.”
 

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Regis Philbin, Legendary Television Host, Dies at 88
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Regis Philbin, Legendary Television Host, Dies at 88

"His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,"

Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88, People magazine reported.

Philbin died Friday, just over a month before his 89th birthday. He died of natural causes, according to a family statement to the magazine.

Celebrities routinely stopped by Philbin’s eponymous syndicated morning show, but its heart was in the first 15 minutes, when he and co-host Kathie Lee Gifford — on “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” from 1985-2000 — or Kelly Ripa — on “Live! with Regis and Kelly” from 2001 until his 2011 retirement — bantered about the events of the day. Viewers laughed at Philbin’s mock indignation over not getting the best seat at a restaurant the night before, or being henpecked by his partner.

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/legendary-television-host-regis-philbin-dies-at-88/
 

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Regis who?
 

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Regis N. Kaffeelea.

Who was that snooty aging blonde he was with? And why him? I could see Regis N. was queer as a three-dollar bill...

He's off to a better place. Better for us. A hole in the ground.
 

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4 children and two marriages, pretty damn queer to me...
 

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Olivia de Havilland, last surviving star of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ dies at 104

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By DENNIS MCLELLAN
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9:18 AM

Olivia de Havilland, the last remaining star from the 1939 epic film “Gone With the Wind” and a two-time Academy Award winner who for decades was seen as the essence of Hollywood royalty, has died at her residence in Paris. She was 104.

De Havilland, who died Sunday of natural causes, was generally considered the last of the big-name actors from the golden age of Hollywood, an era when the studios hummed with activity and the stars seemed larger than life.

The actress — always a free spirit in what then was a buttoned-down world — gave up on Hollywood and moved to Paris in the early 1950s but remained firmly in the public eye into her final years, when she waged a 1st Amendment fight for privacy over the use of her image in the 2017 docudrama “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

She made headlines on the eve of her 101st birthday by announcing that she was suing FX over what she alleged was the unauthorized use of her identity in the miniseries, which chronicled the storied rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed De Havilland in the serial.

“I was furious. I certainly expected that I would be consulted about the text. I never imagined that anyone would misrepresent me,” she told The Times in 2018, adding that the series characterized her as a “vulgar gossip” and a “hypocrite.”

The case was expedited due to De Havilland’s advanced age. Despite early victories, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case in early 2019.
 

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Olivia DeHaviland in The Adventures of Robin Hood. My favorite of her movies.
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4 children and two marriages, pretty damn queer to me...
A "beard", maybe? Or maybe Regswish was a proto-Metrosexual.

I don't really much care, I found him incredibly annoying....and he reminded me of Liberace in a dark suit.
 

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American actor John Saxon, who starred opposite Bruce Lee in the classic film "Enter the Dragon," has died at 83, his wife tells CNN.

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Saxon died Saturday at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from complications from pneumonia, Gloria Martel Saxon said.

"I was so sure he'd hold out until his birthday -- until the 5th," Saxon told CNN. "He was a fighter, he was a sensitive, supportive and a generous person to not only his friends but to a lot of people that needed support and help.

Saxon was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, on August 5, 1936.

According to IMDB, Saxon starred in nearly 200 movies and TV shows after his 1954 debut, with roles on detective shows and horrors including "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

He won the Golden Globe Award for new star of the year in 1958 for his role in the film "This Happy Feeling."

A self-educated man, Saxon spoke three languages and followed all of the happenings of America and the world, his wife said.

Saxon said her husband's interest in martial arts had been sparked as a young man.

"A young Carmine watched a war movie where an American soldier met a small Japanese soldier. When the Japanese soldier reached out to shake the larger American's hand, (he) ... easily flipped the American over his shoulder.

"Well, an amazed Carmine wanted to learn how to do that. He started studying martial arts when he came to Hollywood," she said in an email to CNN.

Saxon said she was hoping to work with Bruce Lee's family to create a memorial for fans of the duo at Lake View Cemetery where Bruce and Brandon Lee are buried in Seattle, Washington.

Saxon leaves behind a son and stepson, grandson and great grandson.