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Old 08-12-14, 07:31 PM
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

Robin Williams and now Lauren Bacall has died. Since celebs always die in threes it is time for my Keith Richards prediction.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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Robin Williams and now Lauren Bacall has died. Since celebs always die in threes it is time for my Keith Richards prediction.
Bacall was the third. James Garner just died. He was the first.
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But who do you give them to?
and I could give three flying shits about your comment.
Old 08-13-14, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Since musicians are also being mentioned :

Always feels strange when someone mourns someone I honestly don't think I have ever heard of.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

John Belushi because I loved his movies and it seemed like he was just getting started.

Michael Jackson died on my wedding anniversary. We were hiking in Yosemite that day. When we driving out of the valley I scanned the radio to try and tune in a station. One came on and was playing M. J. songs and after the third one I looked at my wife and said he must have passed away.

John Lennon passed away on my moms birthday and I have memories of her crying about it.
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Spoiler:
Not dead,yet
Old 08-13-14, 02:09 AM
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
Always feels strange when someone mourns someone I honestly don't think I have ever heard of.
You don't know The Clash?

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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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Probably River Phoenix as he was just a little older than me when he passed away. I can remember watching Stand by me in class at school and every one of us thinking how cool he was. Some of my friends even started trying to dress like him. When he died years later it felt like a brilliant future had been taken away.
Definitely River Phoenix for me. He was the same age as me and I grew up watching him in Stand By Me, The Mosquito Coast, The Last Crusade, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, Dogfight, and more. It really hit me hard when he died.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
You don't know The Clash?

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I recognize those 2 songs certainly, but never knew a member by name or face.
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and I could give three flying shits about your comment.
I'd actually like to see that, do you just throw them? Ass hanging out of the side of a helicopter?
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

Most of the deaths that stunned/affected me were sports related or music related. Len Bias and Hank Gathers. And music people like Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, 2Pac, Biggie. Those are instances where I remember where I was when I heard the news about their deaths. Heath Ledger, Paul Walker, Princess Di instantly come to mind also.
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I can't explain why exactly as I wasn't a big fan, but Aaliyah's death bothered me a good bit.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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I can't explain why exactly as I wasn't a big fan, but Aaliyah's death bothered me a good bit.
Probably because she was so young and although she was a big star she started to branch out into acting and her life/career seemed to be going very well. Add to this the senseless, careless way she died and that's probably why it bothered you.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

In retrospect the most terrible death of my lifetime was John Lennon. I was 9 and barely knew who the Beatles were but seeing a great many adults in a daze and funk for days afterward was disconcerting.

Robin Williams has probably been the worst of those who went too soon. And it was a suicide.

I shed some tears when Peter O'Toole passed. It helped that he had a long, remarkable life.

Phil Hoffman and Phil Hartman were shocks.
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Probably because she was so young and although she was a big star she started to branch out into acting and her life/career seemed to be going very well. Add to this the senseless, careless way she died and that's probably why it bothered you.
Aaliyah was very beautiful and talented but she came off as sweet, down-to-earth, unpretentious, and not full of herself. I really only knew her from ROMEO MUST DIE and a few interview segments on TV & radio, but I was totally smitten with her. I lost it when I heard the news and called up my nephew who was a fan of hers and he said he cried himself to sleep. And to learn how she died because the producers wanted to save money by chartering a smaller plane and then over-packing it with equipment and staff and allowing a freaked-out inexperienced pilot to take off... To this day it pains me that no one on the shoot was brave enough or smart enough to step forth and say, "This is unsafe and I'm not letting it happen" and then take it upon himself (or herself) to order Aaliyah off the plane and save her life.

Nine days after Aaliyah's death, Thuy Trang (Trini, the Yellow Ranger on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers") died in a head-on auto collision because she wasn't wearing a seat belt. I lost it when I learned of this one also because it came after watching a week of MMPR tapes that she was in.

And then eight days after Thuy Trang's death, 9/11 happened.

A very bad season.
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James View Post
Bacall was the third. James Garner just died. He was the first.
eli wallach was not too long ago. what is the official time cutoff?
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I'd actually like to see that, do you just throw them? Ass hanging out of the side of a helicopter?
I'm not over Clara Peller's death so I said flying shit,
not helicopter propelled poop.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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eli wallach was not too long ago. what is the official time cutoff?
Considering how stupid the rule of threes in, it doesn't actually matter.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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John Candy- wonderful actor who seemed like a Teddy Bear of a man
The sad irony is he died on my 18th birthday
"It's like rain on your wedding day."
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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In retrospect the most terrible death of my lifetime was John Lennon. I was 9 and barely knew who the Beatles were but seeing a great many adults in a daze and funk for days afterward was disconcerting.
This one loomed larger for me year later too, when I got older and more into his music.

And more recently, I found out that the Beatles were in serious plans to have a reunion show (or maybe multiple shows) when he was murdered, so we also lost being able to see new Beatles concert(s) probably featuring post-1966 songs that they never performed live in concert.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

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John Candy- wonderful actor who seemed like a Teddy Bear of a man
The sad irony is he died on my 18th birthday
I liked most of Candy's work, but I honestly didn't feel shocked or sad when he unfortunately passed away. The guy was morbidly obese and did nothing to change his lifestyle. I recall he weighed close to 400 pounds when he died. He was a ticking time bomb and I wasn't surprised when he passed due to a massive heart attack.

Being fat probably got him cast in alot of jobs, but in the end it sent him to his grave early.
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

Probably Humphrey Bogart. Caught me by surprise.
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Roger Ebert, no one else comes close.
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Considering how stupid the rule of threes in, it doesn't actually matter.
ed nelson a familiar face of t.v. and movies just died. he was the piolt who attempts to go in the airplane from mid air transfer in "airport 1975".
so does this end the 3s' or start a new one?
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Re: Which Hollywood death affected you the most?

Robin William's death was the one that took me by surprise that I can remember.

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