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EGOT winner Mike Nichols, director of films such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate and plays such as The Odd Couple, Spamalot, and Death of a Salesman, has died at age 83.
 

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Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C, and frequent late night punchline. The reality was quite a bit more complicated, as these things usually are. The links at the blog are good reads. This Buzzfeed piece also does a good job summing up why he inspired such loyalty in so many D.C. residents.
 
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Phil Hughes, 25, up-and-coming Australian cricketer. He suffered a critical brain injury after being struck in the side of the head behind the grill of his helmet by a cricket ball in what has been described as a freak accident. Never recovered. Apparently took 14 minutes to dial 000, and the hospital was only 800 metres away. The lack of quick medical attention is also believed to have contributed to his chances of recovery. He was also wearing an out-of-date helmet. Newer versions have extended grills, which may have saved his life. There'll likely be another review of head protection after this incident, that's for sure.
 

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Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys dies aged 70 | Music | The Guardian

In addition to the Stones, he played with John Lennon, The Who, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and many others.




Jeremy Thorpe | BBC News

Thorpe was the young and relatively successful leader of Britain's third party, the Liberal Party. Under Gladstone, Asquith, Lloyd George, and others, the Liberals had been the only opposition to the Conservatives up until the '20s, when the Labour Party pushed it into a decidedly third place from which it has never recovered. Thorpe led the party back from the brink of obscurity and appeared to be on track for for greater things when he was brought down by a particularly nasty scandal involving an alleged gay relationship with a blackmailing lover and a plot to murder the blackmailer.

Despite the fact that he was acquitted, the electorate remained unconvinced of his innocence, and he was never reëlected.

This interesting postscript deeply implicates Jack Straw in the Labour Party's nebulous machinations against Thorpe.
 

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"No contaban con mi astucia!" I watched "El Chavo del Ocho" and "El Chapulín Colorado" religiously as a kid. My cousins and I used to recreate scenes from the shows. They're still popular today, 40 years later. :'(

Chespirito.
 

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British rock/blues singer Joe Cocker has died of cancer age 70. He was probably best known for his inventive covers of other people's songs like "With a Little Help from My Friends" (which was used as the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years) and "You Are So Beautiful". He also had a particularly gifted ability for recruiting superb backing bands, with musicians like Jimmy Page, Brian May, and Phil Collins backing up various shows/tours of his. Here's a write-up from Rolling Stone.
 
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British rock/blues singer Joe Cocker has died of cancer age 70. He was probably best known for his inventive covers of other people's songs like "With a Little Help from My Friends" (which was used as the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years) and "You Are So Beautiful". He also had a particularly gifted ability for recruiting superb backing bands, with musicians like Jimmy Page, Brian May, and Phil Collins backing up various shows/tours of his. Here's a write-up from Rolling Stone.
I was about to post about this but you beat me to it.

P.S.: He also did "Up Where We Belong", by far his most well known non-cover song.
 

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Tristessa, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter of Greek black metal band Astarte, died last year of complications from leukaemia. I just found out about it yesterday; I knew she had been sick but I hadn't heard that she died. I doubt anyone else here listens to them and I doubt most of you have even heard of them but I'm pretty bummed about it. Rise from Within is one of the first black metal albums I fell in love with/bought.
 

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Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese passed away last Tuesday. One of the most influential electronic artists of all time. This really bummed me out as I really love their first 10 or so albums, I will be spinning lots of TD for sure.
 
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Uhh not sure if this is good but the King of Saudi, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died yesterday around 2 am on 23 Jan. 3 days prayer are currently going on around here yep.
 
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