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Billy Joe Thomas passed away at the tender age of 78 from lung cancer.

"Who?" you ask?

BJ Thomas had a hit back in 1969 titled Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (I know, I know, nobody's familiar with the tune. :() Here're his Wikipedia page and his obituary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._J._Thomas https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bj-thomas-dies-grammy-winning-225939555.html

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I wasn't aware he passed, but the song was featured in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...so anyone familiar with that classic movie will remember the song. (I think I still know the words by heart...)

Most older Australians know the Song well there was a talent show 'Young Talent Time' with Johnny Young that had that some and of course Johnny Farnham


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Clarence Williams III passed away from colon cancer at the tender age of 81.

"Who? you ask?

Those of us who are familiar with television shows from 1968-1973 might know him as Linc Hayes/Lincoln Hayes in the original The Mod Squad, although he has been in others before and since, including Purple Rain. Here're his filmography and obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0929934/?ref_=tt_cl_t_2#self https://www.rollingstone.com/movies...od-squad-purple-rain-actor-dead-obit-1179280/

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Frank Woodrow Boers Jr. passed away at the tender age of 79 from complications of Lewy body dementia.

"Who?" you ask?

Frank Bonner, a rather prolific actor who kinda came to fame as Herb Tarlek in WKRP in Cincinnati although he was in several other gigs before and after. Here are his filmography and obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094894/?ref_=tt_cl_t_6 https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/frank-bonner-wkrp-cincinnati-saved-182947801.html

Alex Harvill passed away at the tender age of 28 from injuries sustained from a daredevil motorcycle stunt.

"Who?" you ask?

He was a stuntman who had jumped his motorcycle several times in different events, usually somewhat successfully. This last time, while attempting a world record, something went wrong. He is survived by his wife, a five-year-old daughter and a newborn son. Here's his obituary: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/daredevil-alex-harvill-dies-world-record-motorcycle-jump-002726827.html

I think that I'll purruse a couple of :kitty: sites :(

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Miss Phyllis, not sure if you are aware, but Ned Beatty, probably most famous for his role in the movie "Deliverance," though he had many notable roles over the years, passed away a few days ago.
 

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Champ Biden passed away at the tender age of 13.

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You probably are familiar with his owners: Joe and Jill Biden. Champ was the elder GSD rescue in their household.

Here's the video announcing his passing:

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Christian Boltanski passed at the age of 76.

"Who?" you ask?

Boltanski was a French conceptual artist known for work that explored notions of memory, loss and personal as well as cultural history.

Born in Paris on 6 September 1944, roughly two weeks after the city had been liberated. His father, of Ukrainian Jewish descent, survived a year and a half there hiding beneath the floorboards of the family’s home, a fact that Boltanksi later said greatly influenced his work.

Something here and again here
 

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But wait! There's more!

Ron Popeil, the original tv salesperson extraordinaire, passed away July 28 at the age of 86. Some of the better known items he huckstered included the Pocket Fisherman and the Chop-O-Matic
 

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Sadaho Maeda succumbed to complications of COVID-19 at the tender age of 82.

"Who?" you ask?

Shinichi Chiba was involved in martial arts films as well as martial arts television since the 1970s, both in front of and behind the camera. He was a contemporary of the little-known actor Bruce Lee and had worked with the little-known director Quentin Tarantino as well as Uma Thurman. Here are his filmography and obituary: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002002/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/kill-bill-actor-martial-arts-191300417.html

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Thomas Hall passed away at the tender age of 85.

"Who?" you ask?

Tom T. Hall was mostly known as a singer/songwriter, but had a few acting roles. Some might be familiar with a composition Harper Valley PTA, but he had plenty more. Here's his fimography (might add an obituary later): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0356171/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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Phil Valentine succumbed to complications of COVID-19 at the tender age of 61. I won't do my usual "game" here because most of us might've heard of him, especially over the past few months.

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