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R.I.P. Debian Founder Ian Murdock

Just what the fuck even happened?!!?

[UPDATED] Debian Founder Ian Murdock’s Tweets Are Raising Eyebrows

Debian founder and Docker employee Ian Murdock has died at 42

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R.I.P. Writer George Clayton Johnson

Logan’s Run author George Clayton Johnson dies at 86

George Clayton Johnson, Who Penned the First Star Trek Episode, Dies at 86

Rest in peace.

After the break, the writer himself speaks.

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R.I.P. 1960s Batmobile Designer George Barris

RIP Batmobile designer George Barris

2007 photo by me:

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He was a very nice man.

Previously at a prior blog:

I Got To Sit In The Batmobile!!!

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R.I.P. Artist Murphy Anderson

RIP Murphy Anderson

Word going around on Facebook that master inker and comics technical innovator Murphy Anderson has passed away at age 89. No details yet available. Anderson was one of the great DC inkers of all time, providing crisp clean lines that defined the look of Hawkman, Superman, and Adam Strange, and, indeed, the whole DC line of the Silver Age, inking over Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and most notably, Curt Swan. He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame (precursor of the Eisner HoF) all the way back in 1988, a tribute to his statue in the industry.

He was as much the “DC Look” as Romita and Buscema were the “Marvel Look” back in the day.

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Writer Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins, Best-Selling Novelist, Dies at 77

Jackie Collins, the best-selling British author who took readers into the glamorous and often steamy world of Hollywood, died of breast cancer on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 77.

With over half a billion books sold, she was doing something people liked.

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Actress Judy Carne

Judy Carne, star of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, dies aged 76

British television actress Judy Carne – best known as the ‘Sock It To Me’ girl on hit 1960s show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – has died aged 76.

She found overnight fame on the sketch comedy series, and spent two years being doused with water every time she said the phrase “Sock it to me!”.

There’s no way to explain to anyone who didn’t live through it what a phenomenon NBC-TV’s Laugh-In was.

Judy Carne was the “It Girl” of her time.

Rest in peace. You socked it to all of us, baby.

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R.I.P. Filmmaker Wes Craven

Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76

1) I had no idea he was 76

2) I didn’t know he had brain cancer

3) I’ve never seen any of his movies

4) I did see his Twilight Zone episode, “Shatterday

And so should you. See it after the break before it’s DMCAed away.

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R.I.P. Neurologist Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks

Oliver Sacks in The New Yorker

I first encountered him in a brilliant multi-part discussion/documentary series on PBS, called A Glorious Accident.

Brilliant man.

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Actress Yvonne Craig

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Yvonne Craig’s Official Obituary

Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family and comforted by Hospice yesterday night. She died from complications brought about from breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson. A private service is being planned with no date set at the present time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Angeles Clinic Foundation by mail at 2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or by going into their website at www.theangelesclinicfoundation.org and following the “Donate” link.

A Word from Yvonne Craig’s Family

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Activist Julian Bond

Julian Bond, Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75

Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights for minorities, notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P., died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75.

Locked away in a forgotten vault somewhere is the funniest Q&A session he ever did, in the 1970s on the Stanley Siegel Show, out of WABC-TV Channel 7 in NYC.

He did good.

He will be missed.

Rest in peace.

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