Author of Golgo 13, the longest running manga still in publication (since 1968) with 201 volumes and the second best selling manga of all time with over 300 millons copies.
Shogakukan announced that Saito had said before his death that he wanted the manga to continue on without him, and the Saito Production group of artists will continue on the work with the assistance of the editorial department of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine and an additional scriptwriting staff.
Damn, another legend in manga authorship gone. How sad. He left behind quite the legacy though, and he clearly wanted it to live on past him. Pancreatic cancer is no joke, and it's so important for people to be aware and screen for it while it's early. Jeez.. that's so depressing.
At the very least in Saito’s case he died not young, in fact he died at exactly the current average life expectancy for Japanese citizens (and a few years longer than the average male life expectancy).
Parks's most notable belt designs include the "Winged Eagle" design for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship used from 1988-1998 (first held by Hulk Hogan on the night he dropped it to Andre the Giant, last held by Stone Cold Steve Austin the night he won it from Shawn Michaels), the same promotion's Intercontinental Championship belt from the same era, and the belt design for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship that was briefly used in the early 90s.
It was in his role as an emergency quarterback that he was given a makeshift wristband containing offensive plays as a cheat sheet. That wristband is now a standard piece of equipment for quarterbacks.
His tenure at SMU, though successful on the field, was marred by a major improper benefits scandal so severe that the NCAA banned the school's football team from competition for 2 years (an sanction commonly known as the Death Penalty), which in turn eventually led to the collapse of the Southwest Conference.
Words can’t convey how much his work has meant to me. The first musical I remember seeing live was a concert version of Sweeney Todd and I was absolutely floored by the macabre power of its score. My favourite musical gigs have all been Sondheim: Company, West Side Story, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park With George…
To sing him off, here’s Dame Judi Dench singing one of my favourite tunes of his, a heartbreakingly simple tune from A Little Night Music.
Medina Spirit was at the center of controversy this year when he tested positive for PEDs after winning the Kentucky Derby, and was subsequently banned from the Belmont Stakes following a 3rd place finish at the Preakness.
Blackjack Lanza, WWE wrestler, at age 86. Lanza held several tag team titles (including that of WWE) with Blackjack Mulligan throughout the 70s and spent the 80s and 90s as a road agent in WWE, with an onscreen role as part of a group of officials (also including Rene Goulet and Tony Garea) who would rush in to maintain control when wrestlers got into fights.