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https://www.npr.org/2020/03/24/82059834 ... f-covid-19

One of the pioneers of Afro-funk music, the saxophonist Manu Dibango, has died of COVID-19. He was 86 years old, and died in Paris. Internationally, he was best known for his 1972 song "Soul Makossa," though his entire oeuvre could have been the soundtrack to a cooler 1970s than most people lived. But that one, funk-drenched hit, lit by Dibango's burning saxophone, went on to influence the sound of American disco — and its hooky spoken intro helped power songs by Michael Jackson and Rihanna.

Dibango's death was announced on social media by his representatives, who said that he died Tuesday at age 86 due to the coronavirus; they had also announced last Wednesday that he had been hospitalized due to the pandemic. A public memorial will be "organized when possible," the announcement said.

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Senator Tom Coburn, 72, of cancer. Retired in 2015. Dr. No. Oklahoma.
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Krzysztof Penderecki obituary
Polish composer and conductor who was a leading figure in contemporary music

Keith Potter
Sun 29 Mar 2020 14.10 BST Last modified on Sun 29 Mar 2020 21.59 BST

The Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who has died aged 86, was an outstanding representative of musical modernism’s success in the 1960s. From the early 70s he became equally emblematic of the subsequent failure of so many of that modernism’s principal pioneers to sustain a lifelong career without abandoning their original principles.


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... i-obituary

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RTH10260 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:27 am
Krzysztof Penderecki obituary
Polish composer and conductor who was a leading figure in contemporary music

Keith Potter
Sun 29 Mar 2020 14.10 BST Last modified on Sun 29 Mar 2020 21.59 BST

The Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who has died aged 86, was an outstanding representative of musical modernism’s success in the 1960s. From the early 70s he became equally emblematic of the subsequent failure of so many of that modernism’s principal pioneers to sustain a lifelong career without abandoning their original principles.


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... i-obituary
I was just listening to some of his compositions the other day.
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Bill Withers, age 81, from heart complications.

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AndyinPA wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:16 am
Senator Tom Coburn, 72, of cancer. Retired in 2015. Dr. No. Oklahoma.
Coburn was the leader of the Republican anti-science gang in the Senate. I am glad he is gone.
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Reality Check wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:18 pm
AndyinPA wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:16 am
Senator Tom Coburn, 72, of cancer. Retired in 2015. Dr. No. Oklahoma.
Coburn was the leader of the Republican anti-science gang in the Senate. I am glad he is gone.
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"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." -- Thomas Paine

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I keep hoping that when I open this up the mother fucker at 1600 Pen will be here

that mother fucker deserves to get it and let it ravage his ugly pus filled body

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/ac ... -1.4883465

Kiefer Sutherland’s mother and daughter of Tommy Douglas, Canada’s universal healthcare pioneer. :cry:

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Honor Blackman, James Bond’s Pussy Galore and star of The Avengers, has died aged 94

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James Drury, the cowboy from "The Virginian", at 85:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/j ... -star-dead

I never met him but know several who had; he often went to cowboy fan meet-ups. I've heard he had a great sense of humor and was always gracious to fans.

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John Prine.
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:(

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I heard the bad news last night. :crying:
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I heard last night. This Sucks.
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Dammit!

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Linda Tripp

haven't seen a link, just heard its somewhere

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I had seen a tweet earlier that Linda Tripp was extremely ill citing the New York Post. Now the New York Post has reported that she has passed away. -
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one down

several others to go

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It seems to have been pancreatic cancer.
I love the poorly educated!!!

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Margaret Burbidge, who explored the universe’s distant reaches, dies at 100

Harrison Smith
April 8, 2020 at 12:55 p.m. GMT+2

Margaret Burbidge, a self-described “watcher of the skies” whose research shed light on distant galaxies, mysterious quasars and the origins of chemical elements, helping to explain how humans and most everything else are made of stardust, died April 5 at her home in San Francisco. She was 100.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... story.html

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A friend of Mort Drucker’s, cartoonist John Reiner, emails me: “I’m sorry to say that Mort passed away last night. I saw him last Friday-he was having trouble breathing- Was not the Coronavirus as he was quarantined for weeks with no other outside contact....

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John Conway. He invented the game of Life, but also did so, so many other things.

https://xkcd.com/2293/
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I've heard about him my whole life. I met him once. He was pushing a baby stroller full to the brim with math papers.

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as above
John Horton Conway, a ‘Magical Genius’ in Math, Dies at 82
He made profound contributions to number theory, coding theory, probability theory, topology, algebra and more — and created games from it all. He died of the coronavirus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/tech ... virus.html
And he invented the cellular automaton Game of Life, which is among the most beautiful mathematical models of computation. He described it as a “no-player never-ending” game.

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Those We’ve Lost to the Coronavirus

This series tells the stories of people who have died in the pandemic.


https://www.nytimes.com/series/people-d ... obituaries

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