Dead Pool 27th May 2018
Hello peeps! Sorry for the late edition, but life comes before writing about deaths. Just a quick update this time around, so ideal for reading when you’re on the throne.
Look Who You Could Have Had:
- Bill Gold, 97, American film poster artist (Casablanca, The Exorcist, A Streetcar Named Desire), complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
- Patricia Morison, 103, American actress (Kiss Me, Kate, Dressed to Kill, The Song of Bernadette).
- Clint Walker, 90, American actor (Cheyenne, The Dirty Dozen, Small Soldiers), heart failure.
- TotalBiscuit, 33, British gaming critic and commentator, bowel cancer.
- Alan Bean, 86, American astronaut (Apollo 12, Skylab 3), fourth person to walk on the Moon.
- Ted Dabney, 81, American electrical engineer, co-founder of Atari, oesophageal cancer.
- Gardner Dozois, 70, American Hall of Fame science fiction writer (Morning Child, Hunter’s Run) and editor (Asimov’s Science Fiction), Nebula Award winner (1984, 1985), infection.
In Other News
Willie Nelson walked out on stage Saturday night for a date on his Outlaw Music Festival tour at the PNC Music Pavilion, but after picking up his trusty acoustic guitar Trigger and briefly putting it on, he set it back down, flung his cowboy hat into the crowd and left the stage. The 85 year-old singer could be seen walking out of the stage door after what was reportedly his second attempt to take the stage that night. Promoters later released a statement chalking up the incident to an unspecified illness. “Due to illness, Willie Nelson was unable to play tonight at the Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte,” read the statement. “Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets until the new date is announced.” Nelson had not commented on the skipped show on social media; a spokesperson for Nelson confirmed that he was suffering from a “stomach bug” that prevented him from performing and that the Charlotte show will be rescheduled at a later date.
On This Day
- 1930 – The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
- 1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
- 1975 – Dibbles Bridge coach crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
- 1831 – Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)
- 1910 – Robert Koch, German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
- 1949 – Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (b. 1890)
- 1969 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)
- 2013 – Bill Pertwee, English actor (b. 1926)
- 2017 – Gregg Allman, American musician, singer and songwriter (b. 1947)
Last Week’s Birthdays
Paul Bettany (47), Joseph Fiennes (48), Louis Gossett Jr. (82), Helena Bonham Carter (52), Pam Grier (69), Bobcat Goldthwait (56), Lenny Kravitz (54), Stevie Nicks (70), Patsy Palmer (46), Cillian Murphy (42), Mike Myers (55), Ian McKellen (79), Frank Oz (74), Stephanie Turner (74), Doug Jones (58), John C. Reilly (53), Alfred Molina (65), Jim Broadbent (69), Priscilla Presley (73), Gary Burghoff (75), Bob Dylan (77), Eric Cantona (52), Joan Collins (85), Ginnifer Goodwin (40), Naomi Campbell (48), Mr. T (66), Noel Fielding (45) and Belladonna (37).
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