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Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

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1 hour ago, MikaelaArsenault said:

Reni Santoni, Actor in 'Enter Laughing' and 'Dirty Harry,' Dies at 81


Besides his work on the big screen, back in the '70s and '80s and whenever I'd see Reni's name on the opening credits as one of the guest stars featured on an episode of a television series,  I always knew that particular episode was going to be an especially good one.

(...R.I.P., Mr. Santoni)

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Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91

The co-creator of the computer mouse, William English, has died aged 91.

The engineer and inventor was born in 1929 in Kentucky and studied electrical engineering at university before joining the US Navy.

He built the first mouse in 1963, using an idea put forward by his colleague Doug Engelbart while the pair were working on early computing.

It would only become commonplace two decades later, when personal home computers became popular.

Mr English's death was confirmed to US media outlets by his wife.

A brown box

Bill English became the first person to use a mouse when he built the prototype at Mr Engelbart's research project at the Stanford Research Institute.

The idea was Mr Engelbart's, which he described as only being "brief notes" - but the creation was down to Bill English.

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5 hours ago, Hibi said:

Wow, how time flies. It doesn't seem that long ago he was starring in Kiss of the Spider Woman on Broadway. I feel old.


Tony Award-winning Canadian stage actor Brent Carver dies at 68

Lauren Krugel Published Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:37PM EDT
Brent Carver

Canadian stage and film actor Brent Carver has died at the age of 68 at his home in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Brent Carver poses during dress rehearsal for Lord of the Rings, in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris



CRANBROOK, B.C. -- Award-winning Canadian stage actor Brent Carver is being remembered for his natural love of theatre and zest for life.

Longtime friend Janice Thomson shared a statement on behalf of Carver's family announcing that he died Tuesday in his birthplace of Cranbrook, B.C., -- his favourite place on earth.

He was 68.

His family says it was a proud moment when he won the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2014.

Carver won the 1993 Tony Award for best actor in a musical for his starring role in "Kiss of the Spider Woman."

In 1999, he was nominated in the same category for his role in "Parade."

He also had film and TV roles in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "Millennium" and "Due South."

"Blessed with many talents and a natural love of theatre, Brent was always known as a first-class performer, unique in the presentation of his craft, delighting audiences through film, TV, stage and concert performances," the family statement said.

They said he will be remembered as a kind, gentle and gifted man.

"His love of performing was matched only by his zest for life and lifetime devotion to family, friends and treasured pets," the Carver family said.

"Thank you to the performing arts community for embracing our Brent and helping him fulfil his dreams with joy in his heart. Brent will be missed."

The Stratford Festival, in which Carver performed for nine seasons, said it was devastated by the news.

"Brent was an artist who demanded the utmost of himself, opening up his heart to reveal the pain and beauty of life," artistic director Antoni Cimolino said in a statement.

Carver performed alongside Christopher Plummer in the festival's New York production of "King Lear" in 2004.

His final Stratford performances were in 2017 for "Twelfth Night" and "The School for Scandal."

"He was singular: an original in every sense," Cimolino said. "And yet his heart was so big it encompassed us all and made us one."

The Stratford news release said Carver is survived by two sisters, two brothers and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

The family is to hold a private memorial on Monday. The Stratford Festival said it will hold a celebration of life "when public health conditions allow."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 6, 2020.

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13 hours ago, nakano said:

WAYNE FONTANA DIES https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/07/wayne-fontana-game-of-love-dies Tragic story. Major hit was 'The Game of Love' Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders.


Nakano-- Thanks so much for this info.

Wayne was a good proponent and representative of the British Invasion-- and such a beautiful boy!

BTW-- And he had another very nice hit called "A Groovy Kind of Love".

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4 hours ago, MikaelaArsenault said:

Trini Lopez, ‘If I Had a Hammer’ Singer and ‘The Dirty Dozen’ Actor, Dies at 83 of COVID-19


What a great live performer and recording artist!

Trini may have passed away,

but he will be singing "If I Had a Hammer" forever live at PJ's.

Vaya con Dios

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