Here’s the place to come for the most up-to-death notices from your pals at Bound & Gags with your host, a ghoul who needs no introduction.
Here’s who we have so far this year:
Pat Hingle – Actor
Ron Asheton – Guitarist, The Stooges
Patrick McGoohan – Actor
Ricardo Montalban – Actor
Andrew Wyeth – Painter
Bob May – Actor, Lost In Space Robot
John Updike – Writer
James Whitmore – Actor
Paul Harvey – Newscaster
Ron Silver – Actor
Natasha Richardson – Actress
Marilyn Chambers – Actress?
Bea Arthur – Actress
Dom DeLuise – Actor
Mickey Carroll – Munchkin
David Carradine – Actor
Ed McMahon – Huckster
Farrah Fawcett – Actress
Michael Jackson – Singer
Allen Klein – Crook
Steve McNair – Athlete
Oscar Mayer – Trademark
Gale Storm – Actress
Billy Mays – Huckster
Fred Travalena – Comic
Karl Malden – Actor
Walter Cronkite – Newcaster
Dallas R. McKennon – Voice of Gumby
Patrick Farrow – Famous for being Mia’s brother
Frank McCourt – Author of “Angela’s Ashes” (which I’ve always been afraid to read.)
Gidget – Taco Bell Dog
Brenda Joyce – Jane in FIVE Tarzan movies
Heinz Edelmann – graphic designer and illustrator of Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”
John Dawson – New Riders Of The Purple Sage. Wrote “Panama Red” and co-wrote “Friend of the Devil” with Gerry Garcia.
Taco Bell Dog makes the list but no Jack Kemp or Marlyn Chambers?
Yo Quiero justice!
Okay, I missed Jack Kemp but Chambers is in the first comment. The omission is totally my fault, technically, because Wendy hadn’t begun listing yet.
already listed, dumb-ass
Hey, hey, hey. It’s never bad to mention them again. That said, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
Vernon Forrest – Former middleweight boxing champ.
Arturo “The Thunder” Gatti – Two time world champion boxer but may become more famous for being strangled by his wife while on their honeymoon.
Harry Patch – Last living veteran of WWI
Alexis Cohen – Famous for two embarrassing auditions for American Idol then ranting about them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyimcFym6_I
Reggie Flemming – Brawling NHL star, Stanley Cup winner. Played 101 games as a Bruin.
“Last living veteran of WWI ”
Of course not anymore and a couple of seconds of checking show other opinions.
Harve Presnell, Actor
Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller, Singer (I Go To Pieces)
Corazon Aquino, Philippine president
Steven Miessner, “Keeper of the Oscars”
John Hughes – writer, director, producer
Willy DeVille – Singer/Songwriter
Eunice Kennedy Shriver – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mother-in-law
Les Paul – Guitar hero
John Quade – Actor. You’d know him if you saw him.
Reno 911! – Great show.
Shit! ‘BCN and Reno 911 in the same week? How’s a boy supposed to carry on?
Don Hewitt – 60 Minutes producer
Let’s dig around and see who’s missing:
Ted Kennedy – Senator
Robert Novak – TV Talker
Budd Schulberg – Writer
When Ted died I became frantic because I couldn’t get to a working computer to add him…I nearly went to the library to use theirs.
Dominick Dunne – Author, and my favorite writer in Vanity Fair
Ellie Greenwich – songwriter, co-wrote 17 hit singles including “River Deep, Mountain High” and “Leader of the Pack”
DJ AM – DJ, sometime actor, former member of the band Crazy Town
Alex Grass – Founder of Rite Aid drugstore chain
Sheila Lukins – Author of the Silver Palate cookbooks
Elmer Kelton – Novelist, wrote westerns
Chris Connor – Jazz singer
Robert Schindler – Father of Terry Schiavo
Edward Rondthaler – Father of Foenetic Speling and advicut of speling reform. He was 104!
“Robert Schindler” Obviously he’s on the wrong list.
This made me laugh out loud, confirming that I am indeed a bad person.
Molly Bee & Jimmy Boyd
Both 13 year olds who had a hit with:
“I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus”
Oh my God, 13? Now I really feel like a loser.
Mark “The Bird” Fidrych
We missed Bird? I’m ashamed of myself.
Former Red Sox great Dom Dimaggio
Are you going out of your way to show us up, Toe? I know where you live, pal, and I have a list just waiting to be filled!
Nice catch. Again, I feel shame.
Dom Dimaggio! I am humiliated.
Richard W. Blake – May 2009
Dicky was a good guy. He wasn’t famous and in fact a lot of times he could be a super pain in the ass. But he was my brother and like I said before, he was a good guy! I miss him!
Nancy Talbot – Started the dress store where moms and grammas shop. They’ve updated, though. Or maybe I’ve just got old lady taste now…I bought an outfit for Max’s graduation there in May.
Francis Rogallo – Invented hang gliding.
Wycliff “Steely” Johnson – Reggae producer and musician. Worked with Bob Marley and No Doubt, among many others.
Syliva Schur – Invented Clamato and Cran-Apple, and came up with the idea of wrapping a roast in aluminum foil and sprinkling it with dried onion soup before baking.
Army Archerd – Columnist for “Variety” for, like, ever. Attributed with yanking Rock Hudson out of the closet on the front page of Variety in 1985.
Buddy Blattner – Sportscaster, baseball and table tennis player
Jesse Mahelona – Tennessee Titans
Gertrude’s Noone – 110 and Baines – 115
Frank Batten – Founder of The Weather Channel
George Eckstein – Writer/producer (TV The Fugitive
Larry Gelbart – Writer
I saved Gelbart for last because he’s the reason I started writing scripts. It really had little to do with him and all to do with my favorite writing professor. The guy told me I should try my hand at it. I told him I had no idea how to do it. He went out and got me a M*A*S*H script and I said,
“Fuck! I can do that. All the talking with none of the describing stuff? Where do I sign up?”
Patrick Swayze – Actor, dancer, sweetheart of a guy. sniff, sniff
This blog is right up your cemetary pathway Wendy.
Thanks Scott! I wrote newspaper obits for many years. They’re kind of my thing unfortunately. Although at one point I did have to go on Prozac and then quit my job for a year, but you know obits…once you think you’re out, they pull you back in.
Fred Cusick, longtime voice of the Bruins.
Jim Carroll – Writer
Jim Carroll has died, died? Ugh, that is so sad.
Mary Travers – Folk singer: Peter, Paul and Mary. Lovely, funny lady. I interviewed her once. She loved the beach roses on the Cape. Wanted me to help her dig one up before her show at the Melody Tent.
Henry Gibson – Comic actor and so much more. Was also Jon Voight’s college roommate.
wow – this really IS the go to list…
May they RIP.
Well, when you love what you do. . .
Crystal Lee Sutton – The real Norma Rae. Looked nothing like Sally Field.
Jody Powell – Press secretary and aide to President Jimmy Carter. I saw him speak at Wheaton College. Can’t remember anything he said. Afterwards I think we touched but it’s cloudy and I can’t remember; I could be thinking of Peter Wolf (J. Geils) who was also there for some reason. Looking back on it now is like remembering a nightmare.
Frank Santos – R-rated hypnotist, Boston comedy fixture
I was thinking about getting into the R-rated hypnotist field…
There’s an opening!
Susan Atkins – Manson Follower
Lucy Vodden – Inspiration for the song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
William Safire – Nixon speechwriter and vocabulary czar
Captain Lou Albano – Wrestling manager
Al Martino – Singer/Actor (The Godfather)
Soupy Sales – Comedian
Vic Mizzy – Songwriter (The Addams Family and Green Acres themes)
Michelle Triola Marvin – Received palimony from Lee Marvin/Dick Van Dyke’s pal for 30 years.
Lou Filippo – World Boxing Hall of Fame judge
This one’s for late night Boston people only. I heard a rumor that the original owner of Buzzy’s Roast Beef (directly in front of the Charles Street Jail which is now a luxury hotel), Alan Kaufman, has also gone swimming.
Kevin Knox – Boston comedian
I guess it’s now.
Aaron Schroeder – songwriter behind Elvis Presley’s hit “It’s Now or Never”
Gene Barry – actor remembered for the TV series Bat Masterson
Roy E. Disney – nephew of Walt Disney
Oral Roberts – Evangelist
Chris Henry – Bengals wide receiver fell out of a truck during a dispute with his wife.
Jennifer Jones – Actress in, among others, The Song of Bernadette
Brittany Murphy – actress at 32
SHOOT! I jumped over here as fast as I could but I’m too late. I loved Brittany Murphy and I wanted to tell you she was dead!
Arnold Stang – Actor whose voice Top Cat used (91, or 19 in cat years)
Mick Cocks – guitarist for Rose Tattoo
Connie Hines (“Mr. Ed”)
Vic Chesnutt – Singer/songwriter at 45
James Gurley – guitarist Big Brother and the Holding Company
Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams – Wrestler, 49
Danny Sugarman – Doors manager/husband of Fawn Hall
Tribute to musicians who died in ’09:
Jean Biden – Vice Presidential mother
Art Clokey – Gumby animator
There was a pretty neat documentary about him called Gumby Dharma that’s worth checking out.
Teddy Pendergrass – Musician
Eric Rohmer – Director
Kate McGarrigle — sister of Anna, ex-wife of Loudon Wainright, mother of Rufus and Martha, and damned fine entertainer in her own right.
I hadn’t heard that. I just saw her on a documentary about Rufus.
Erich Segal – Writer “Love Story”
Robert B. Parker – Writer Spencer series
Murphy Griffith – Boxing trainer of, among others, ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini
I now come HERE to check on the recent celebrity deaths. I don’t know if it is weird, sad…or just plain sick.
You just know how to ghoul with the very best, Steve!
Pernell Roberts (Bonanza).
Howard Zinn – Professor/Historian
Zelda Rubinstein – Actress “Poltergeist”
J.D. Salinger – Recluse
A tough day for Jews.
Charlie Wilson – US Representative
Walter Fredrick Morrison – Frisbee inventor
He will be buried later today on his roof.
Richard Delvy – pioneering surf-rock drummer
Doug Fieger – Singer for The Knack
Al Haig – Former Supreme NATO Commander and Sec. of State
Mosi Tatupu – New England Patriots running back
Don Kent – New England weather icon.
Corey Haim – Actor
Merlin Olsen – Pro Football Hall of Famer
Peter Graves — Actor
Shouldn’t have ordered the fish.
Alex Chilton – Box Tops/Big Star.
Died in Austin not Memphis so that’s not cool.
Fess Parker – Actor
Stewart Udall – Secretary of the Interior
Johnny Maestro – Singer of “16 Candles” with The Crests
Robert Culp – Actor
Jim Marshall – Music photographer
Been a busy couple of weeks.
John Forsythe – Actor
Mike Cuellar – Cy Young winning Baltimore Orioles pitcher
Christopher Cazenove – The ‘Dynasty’ ends for Ben Carrington. That’s two. Who will be the next to go?
Malcolm McClaren – Sex Pistols impresario.
Meinhardt Raabe – actor who played the Munchkin coroner in The Wizard of Oz.
– Little Oscar too.
He’s really most sincerely dead.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski
Dixie Carter – Actress ‘Designing Women’
Peter Steele – Type O Negative singer/bassist
Daryl F. Gates – LA police chief
Kama Chinen – formerly the oldest person alive, has died in Japan at the age of 114 years.
Ernie Harwell – Hall of Fame broadcaster.
If you want to see what Ernie, and many of those voices in the night, mean to people read my pal, More Than An Electrician, has to say.
Thanks…he was such a loved man in the entire region and, since so many people have been leaving Michigan, his reach has gone a lot farther. It is hard to describe to non-Michiganders.
Robin Roberts – Phillies Hall of Fame pitcher
Lena Horne – singer/actress/political activist
Bob Mercer – Music exec who signed the Sex Pistols
Ronnie James Dio – Singer
Art Linkletter – TV Host at 97
“Whatchu talkin’ ’bout rigor mortis?”
Gary Coleman – Actor/Security Guard
John Wooden – UCLA basketball coach
Richard Dunn – Actor
Marvin Isley – bass player for The Isley Brothers
Manute Bol – Basketball player/humanitarian
John Henning – Long time newscaster
Despite your geographic location, George Steinbrenner should get a mention. Now if only Bucky Dent would fucking die.
Tuli Kupferberg – Founding member of the 60’s underground rock group The Fugs
Vonetta McGee – Actress (Blacula, The Eiger Sanction, Repo Man)
Peter Fernandez – voice of Speed Racer and wrote the lyrics to the annoying theme song.
Ralph Houk – Baseball man.
Daniel Schorr – Journalist
Maury Chaykin – Actor
Jack Tatum – NFL player
Morrie Yohai – Cheez Doodle inventor
Patricia Neal – Actress
David Wolper – producer of ‘Roots’
Richie Hayward – Little Feat
Bobby Thomson – baseball player
This one got past me:
His appearances on Letterman were something.
After all the crap he’s been through…a car accident.
Yeah, cancer couldn’t kill him but his daughter could.
Glenn Shadix – Actor (Beetlejuice)
With McCarthy, Shadix and Neal all gone in short succession, it’s been a rough time for this Chiller fan. Each one was delightful to talk to. McCarthy, in particular, was a riot.
Jack Horkheimer – Star Hustler.
Harold Gould – actor “Rhoda” “The Sting”
Eddie Fisher – Singer/Actor
Arthur Penn – Director
Sally Menke – Film editor
George Blanda – Football player
Greg Giraldo – Comedian
Tony Curtis – Actor
Stephen J. Cannell – Producer
Art Gilmore – TV/radio/movie announcer
Joe Mantell – Actor ‘Marty’ ‘Chinatown’
Solomon Burke – “King of Rock and Soul”
Larry Siegfried – Boston Celtic
Barbara Billingsley – That jive talkin’ motherfucker!
Tom Bosley – Actor
Bob Guccione – Publisher
I blame the remake:
James MacArthur – Danno in Hawaii Five-0
Dino De Laurentiis – film producer
Ron Santo – Chicago Cub
Bob Feller – Cleveland Indian Hall of Fame pitcher
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) – Musician
Steve Landesberg – Actor
Walt Dropo – Boston Red Sox
I came here to spread the news of “Steve Landesberg”..I assumed he was more than worthy of mention here.
Bud Greenspan – Filmmaker
Bill Erwin – Actor
Gerry Rafferty – Singer
Susannah York – Actress
David Nelson – Actor
Charlie Callas – Comedian
David Frye – Comedian
Maria Schneider – Actress
I know we’ve been remiss with this but shit happens.
Speaking of shit happening, hey! Guess what happened to Jack Kevorkian today?
Yep! Joined the list.
James Arness – Actor best known for the TV series Gunsmoke
Larry ‘Wild Man’ Fischer
Welcome the newest member of The 27 & Done Club! Amy Winehouse! She joins, among many others, musicians such as Kristen Pfaff, Mia Zapata, Jean-Michel Basquiat, D. Boon, Pete Ham, and of course, the board of directors of 27 & Done, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, & Brian Jones! Welcome Amy!
G.D. Spradlin – Actor
Jani Lane from Warrant does his best Judy Garland and dies at 47.
John J. Kelley – Marathon Champion
Nick Ashford – Singer/Songwriter
Cliff Robertson – Actor
Percy Foster – The worlds foremost pornographic Gordon Ramsay impersonator.
He’d probably still be alive if he’d seen this:
Frances Bay – Actress
(see joke in other post)
Al Davis – Hall of Fame Raiders Owner
Ed Macauley – Hall of fame basketball player
“Five Easy Pieces” producer Bert Schneider
Chuck Ruff – Drummer on “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride”
Jimmy Castor – saxophonist, singer and songwriter
Robert Dozier – screenwriter “Batman” “Harry O”
Sarah Burke – skier
Robert Hegyes – he played Jewish Puerto-Rican wheeler-dealer Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on “Welcome Back Kotter”
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter
Michael Davis – MC5
Peter Bergman Firesign Theatre
Greg Ham – Men At Work
Jonathan Frid – Dark Shadows
Paul Bogart – TV director “All In The Family”
Moose Skowron – baseball player
Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys
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