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Well known people who died recently

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    noi,
    It's well known that heaps of Buddhist monks died recently mate - does that qualify - just a couple of words - what's a couple of words ? :eek:
     
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    Hi 2020, I do keep up with events in Myanmar and perhaps you could start a thread outlining individual deaths - even though they are not well known.
    The death under interrogation of National League member, Win Shwe, 42, was one of those I read about recently.

    China holds the key on what happens in Burmah.
     
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    James Stephen 'Steve' Fossett (22/4/1944, born Jackson, Tenessee, - missing 3/9/2007, Nevada Desert, declared legally dead 15/2/2008), American adventurer, aviator and sailor. Made his fortune in the Financial Services industry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fossett
     
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    Jo Elizabeth Stafford (12/11/1917 - 17/7/2008) was an American singer of great ability: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Stafford
    Her memorial is at: http://respectance.com/Jo_Stafford/memorial

    Some of her songs:
    With Ella Fitzgerald in a Medley of Songs in 1961, she was 44: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlLpCmkWACQ&feature=related

    Suddenly there's a Valley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEY5q9x5CGY

    With Red Ingle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ukeZqJYPY&feature=related

    With the Pied Pipers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENyHaoC53bQ&feature=related
     
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    A recent article suggested he is not dead at all. No wreckage of his aircraft was ever discovered and no body has been found. He wouldn't have been the first person to stage his own 'death' for reasons known only to himself.
     
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    Yeah, I heard that too... plus the suggestion that he had fallen on hard times financially recently as well.
     
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    Reggae star Alton Ellis, known as "the Godfather of rocksteady", has died at the age of 70.

    The Jamaican born singer, achieved fame with a number of hits, including I'm still in Love and I'm Just a Guy.

    He was a leading pioneer of more laid-back "rocksteady" sound, which came out of Jamaica in the 1960's.

    Ellis was still performing until August this year, when he collapsed after a concert in central London.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton_Ellis
     
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    The Danish Architect of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon, has died at the age of 90, after suffering a heart attack.

    Mr Utzon, an award-winning architect, put "Denmark on the world map with his great talent," said Danish Culture Minister Carina Christensen.

    Having one a competition in 1957 to design the building, he left the project before it opened in 1973.

    Mr Utzon never visited the completed landmark, after disputes about costs.
     
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    US actor Van Johnson, a Hollywood heart-throb of the 1940's and 1950's, has died of natural causes at the age of 92 in a nursing home in New York State.

    Johnson's boy-next-door wholesomeness came over in films such as 30 seconds over Tokyo, A Guy Named Joe and the Caine Mutiny.

    His contract to MGM saw him act opposite Esther Williams, June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor and others.

    He also played in the 1954 film of the musical Brigadoon.

    At wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Johnson
     
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    Marshal Nirenberg, scientist, was born on April 10, 1927. He died on January 15, 2010, aged 82.
    Socially conscious Nobel prize-winning biochemist whose studies of proteins in the body's cells uncovered the genetic code in DNA.

    Francis Gillingham, CBE, was born on March 16, 1916. He died on January 3, 2010, aged 93.
    Eminent neurosurgeon who pioneered stereotactic surgery for Parkinson's disease and operated successfully on the Tamil Tiger' chief, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam.

    Robert Mosbacher, US Commerce Secretary, 1989-92, was born on March 11, 1927. He died on January 24 2010, aged 82.
    Swashbuckling oil baron and chief Republican fundraiser for George Bush Sr, for whom he served as US Commerce Secretary.

    Hasib Sabbagh, construction industry entrepreneur, was born in 1920. He died on January 12, 2010, aged 90.
    Christian Palestinian construction mogul and philanthropist who devoted his influence to seeking peace in the Middle East.

    Jack Shapiro, founder of the British Tinnitus Association, was born on July 14, 1916. He died on January 29, 2010, aged 93.
    Sufferer from deafness who devoted much of his life to campaigning for the hard of hearing and founded the British Tinnitus Association in the 1970s.
     
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    You must spend a hell of a lot of time reading the obituaries, by any chance is that a hobby?
     
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    Tom Quartermaine ...........38 years old , 6 kids , a respected and well liked young man within the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community in the midwest.

    RIP
     
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