2020 Deaths of Notables


gerryh
#61
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

http://torontosun.com/entertainment/...parent-suicide

OMG, a drug addict killed herself. <roll eyes>

and no, I have no sympathy for drug addicts or alcoholics that off themselves or od. They choose to do what they are doing. Therefore I see no reason to have their deaths memorialized on an internet site. There are many far more people that have gone through a lot in there life and died by no fault of their own that deserve it more than some "famous" person who did it to themselves.


Cue the bleeding hearts
 
spaminator
#62
http://torontosun.com/entertainment/...ads-not-guilty
 
spaminator
#63
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...-toronto-woman
 
Blackleaf
#64
Dave Greenfield: The Stranglers keyboard player dies at 71

BBC News
4th May 2020



The Stranglers keyboard player Dave Greenfield has died at the age of 71 after testing positive for Covid-19.

Greenfield died on Sunday having contracted the virus after a prolonged stay in hospital for heart problems.

He penned the band's biggest hit, Golden Brown, a song about heroin, which went to number two on the UK singles chart in 1982.

The Stranglers bass player Jean-Jacques "JJ" Burnel paid tribute to Greenfield as a "musical genius".

He said: "On the evening of Sunday May 3rd, my great friend and longstanding colleague of 45 years, the musical genius that was Dave Greenfield, passed away as one of the victims of the Great Pandemic of 2020.

"All of us in the worldwide Stranglers' family grieve and send our sincerest condolences to Pam."


(Left to right) Dave Greenfield, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Jet Black and Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers in 1980

Drummer Jet Black added: "We have just lost a dear friend and music genius, and so has the whole world.

"Dave was a complete natural in music. Together, we toured the globe endlessly and it was clear he was adored by millions. A huge talent, a great loss, he is dearly missed."

Greenfield, who originated from Brighton, joined the Stranglers within a year of their formation and they went on to be associated with the punk era.

He was soon known for his distinctive sound and playing style on instruments including the harpsichord and Hammond electric organ. Critics compared his sound to that of Ray Manzarek from The Doors.

Golden Brown, perhaps Greenfield's finest moment, eventually won them an Ivor Novello award; however his bandmates initially discarded the song and did not consider it a single.

The band's other hits include No More Heroes, Peaches and Something Better Change. They continued touring and recording after original frontman Hugh Cornwell left in 1990.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52537293


The Stranglers - "Golden Brown" (1982)


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z-GUjA67mdc
 
Walter
#65
Don Shula, Winningest NFL Coach Who Led Dolphins To Perfect Season, Dead At 90
https://www.oann.com/don-shula-who-t...wl-dead-at-90/

RIP
 
Hoid
-1
#66
Don Shula sacked by the covid.

RIP to the most over rated coach of them all.
 
spaminator
#67
http://torontosun.com/entertainment/...-mothers-death
 
spaminator
#68
http://torontosun.com/entertainment/...ves-dead-at-30
 
Blackleaf
#69
Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73


Ralf Hütter (left) and Florian Schneider were Kraftwerk's founders and core members

Florian Schneider, co-founder of highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73.

The German quartet set the template for synthesiser music in the 1970s and 80s with songs like Autobahn and The Model.

They achieved both musical innovation and commercial success, and inspired scores of artists across genres ranging from techno to hip-hop.

Midge Ure described Schneider as "way ahead of his time", while singer Edwyn Collins summed it up with: "He's God".

Schneider formed the group with Ralf Hütter in 1970, and remained a member until his departure in 2008.

A statement said he "passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday".



Tributes flowed from the music world. Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp said Schneider was "such an important influence upon so much of the music we know", and had forged "a new Metropolis of music for us all to live in".

Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes remembered hearing Autobahn and "how radically different it sounded from everything else on the radio".

It "sparked my lifelong admiration for their innovation and creativity", and the group's "influence on contemporary music is deeply woven into the fabric of our pop culture", he wrote.

OMD said they were "absolutely devastated" at the news, and Jean-Michel Jarre also paid tribute.

The long list of artists to have been influenced by Kraftwerk included David Bowie, who named the track V-2 Schneider on his Heroes album after Schneider; as well Depeche Mode, New Order and Daft Punk.

Coldplay used a section from Kraftwerk's Computer Love in their hit Talk, while Jay-Z and Dr Dre borrowed from Trans Europe Express for their track Under Pressure. Kraftwerk reputedly turned down Michael Jackson, who wanted to collaborate.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52564281
Last edited by Blackleaf; May 6th, 2020 at 04:58 PM..
 
Blackleaf
#70
Kraftwerk - "The Model" (1978)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GEnx9xS79Lc
 
Walter
#71
Little Richard passed away today. RIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVIttmFAzek
 
Walter
#72
Jerry Stiller, dead. RIP
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/vi...-watch-1294253
 
Blackleaf
#73
Iron Maiden frontman's estranged wife dies in 'tragic accident'

Sky News
Tuesday 19th May 2020



The estranged wife of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has died in a "tragic accident", according to a family statement.

Paddy Bowden, aged in her 50s, was found dead at the couple's marital home in Chiswick, west London, on Monday morning.

In a statement reported by the Daily Mail, Dickinson said: "This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident.

"Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated."

Dickinson, 61, added: "Out of respect for Paddy, we won't be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family."

Dickinson and Bowden married in 1990 after dating for two years but they parted in 2018, with a divorce reportedly worth £90m.

This came four years after he survived stage three throat cancer, having found out he had two tumours on his tongue.

In recent years, Dickinson has lived in France with his girlfriend, a fitness instructor.

Heavy metal band Iron Maiden was formed in east London in 1975.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sk...ident-11990712
 
Blackleaf
#74


Iron Maiden - "Blood Brothers" (2000)

https://youtu.be/MmAtwvZYTe8
 
Walter
#75
Vera Lynn, Voice Of Hope In Wartime Britain, Dies At 103
https://www.oann.com/british-singer-...-103-pa-media/

She was priceless. RIP
 
Walter
#76
Carl Reiner, funny man. RIP
 
Girth
#77
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Don Shula sacked by the covid.
RIP to the most over rated coach of them all.

Asshole.
 
Walter
#78
Rest In Peace, Charlie Daniels, Great American Patriot
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...erican-patriot

One of the best musicians of his time. RIP
 

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