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Bless Me Now With Your Fierce Tears XI

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Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 65.

Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch's wife found him with a chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/06/07/bob-welch-death.html

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The woman who gave birth to the world's first test tube baby has died.

Lesley Brown, 64, who lived in Whitchurch, Bristol, made history in July 1978 when her daughter Louise was born at Oldham General Hospital.

Mrs Brown had been trying for a baby with her husband John for nine years before she became the first woman to give birth following IVF treatment.

She died at the Bristol Royal Infirmary on 6 June with her family by her side, it has been announced.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-18524232

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Ken Burch
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His funeral procession will take place from this Wednesday through 2017.


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Oh no, laine, that's a bolt out of nowhere! So sad to hear. I see Counterpunch will be publishing tributes as well as some posthumous books and memoirs.

 


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A massive loss.  I had the chance to see him speak in Olympia, Washington, last fall(he was doing a speaking tour)but passed it up due to a family engagement.  If I'd known he was that sick, I'd have ditched the relatives and gone anyway.


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Well the MSM didn't pick up on this :-(

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Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died today in San Diego, CA, after a 17-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.  She was 61.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/07/23/rip-sally-kristen-ride-ph-d-astr...


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British actor Geoffrey Hughes, 68. 

Hyacinth's waterside suppers with riparian entertainments will never be the same. Ta-ra Onslow!


Ken Burch
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Onslow's dead?  "Oh, Noiiiiice."


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Chris Marker, director of La Jetée and the masterpiece Sans soleil.


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Maeve Binchy, 72, Irish escapist writer, RIP


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Gore Vidal celebrated author, playwright, dies of pneumonia, age 86


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John Plater, advocate for tainted blood victims, died on Saturday July 28.  I worked with him as a camp counsellor when we were teenagers.  He was a great guy with a great sense of humour.


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Terrible news. Ève Cournoyer, singer, progressive, 43 years old. She released her fourth album last Tuesday.

Her website

Her YouTube channel

Québec solidaire homage

ETA: And a Radio-Canada interview she gave on the day of her album launch.


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Scott McKenzie, who sang the 1960s hit San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair), has died aged 73.

The singer was a close friend of Mamas and Papas star John Phillips, who wrote and produced the San Francisco track.

Released in May 1967, it became a global hit and an anthem for the 1960s counterculture movement.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19312310

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bch1_Ep5M1s


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Neil Armstrong, a modest man, RIP.


Ken Burch
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Goodbye, Neil.  Thanks for one of the last pure things the U.S. ever did.


Ken Burch
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self-delete. Dupe post.


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Shulamith Firestone, writer, radical feminist


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Although I didn't and still don't agree with everything in The Dialectic of Sex, it was a brilliant and bold synthesis. What a terribly sad death. I'm so very sad to hear that nothing more could be done to help her.

Ken Burch
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Agreed.  We need to find ways to avoid having anyone feel that isolated, that certain that no one out there cares about them or is on their side.


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Neil R. Smith, 1954 - 2012

Forward from CUNY:

Center for Place, Culture and Politics      

It is with incredible sorrow that I write to share the news that we lost Neil
Smith in the early hours of this morning. He had been hospitalized on Wednesday
afternoon with organ failures, and despite some moments of hope, could not
greet another day with us. Words cannot describe this sudden tragedy. Neil was
larger than life, brilliant, an inspiration and loved by so many.

I will provide the CPCP community with further updates as they are available.
You can still share your thoughts at
http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/2012/09/neil-r-smith-1954-2012


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Thanks for this mersh. Very sad news.


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Singer Andy Williams died this week - I think he was married to Claudine Longet. A relative of mine loved his music, which made it easy for me to shop for Chritsmas presents - I just gave him Andy William's latest LP every year. Smile


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104 years old, and what a heroic life... thanks, OLDA, for introducing him to us!

 


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