We will miss them: Green Dragon's obits - Part VII

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We will miss them: Green Dragon's obits - Part VII

Editado: Mar 14, 2023, 7:38 am

Even as a young woman in Canada, I loved to read about former US Rep Pat Schroeder's "rapier wit and antics". According to NPR just now, she wants her ashes made into a doorstop, so she could continue open doors after death, as she did in life:

Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women's rights, dies at 82
The Associated Press | March 14, 2023

Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women's and family rights in Congress, died Monday night. She was 82...

Schroeder took on the powerful elite with her rapier wit and antics for 24 years, shaking up stodgy government institutions by forcing them to acknowledge that women had a role in government.

Her unorthodox methods cost her important committee posts, but Schroeder said she wasn't willing to join what she called "the good old boys' club" just to score political points. Unafraid of embarrassing her congressional colleagues in public, she became an icon for the feminist movement.

Schroeder was elected to Congress in Colorado in 1972 and became one of its most influential Democrats as she won easy reelection 11 times from her safe district in Denver. Despite her seniority, she was never appointed to head a committee.

Schroeder helped forge several Democratic majorities before deciding in 1997 it was time to leave. Her parting shot in 1998 was a book titled 24 Years of Housework ... and the Place is Still a Mess. My Life in Politics, which chronicled her frustration with male domination and the slow pace of change in federal institutions...


Mar 15, 2023, 4:23 pm

John James
John Jakes

Editado: Mar 15, 2023, 9:35 pm

>2 cindydavid4: Aww. :o( I think I read most of that series of his about the revolution back in the 70s.

Mar 17, 2023, 4:42 pm

Mar 17, 2023, 6:05 pm

Actor Lance Reddick passing is quite a shock. Was only 60.

TMZ link

Mar 17, 2023, 9:17 pm

Omg nooooooooo! I love Lance. Ever since Fringe when I kept Telling him to eat a sandwich. So tragic. He was so much fun to watch.

Mar 20, 2023, 5:51 pm

Actor Paul Grant, who starred in Star Wars and Harry Potter, has died aged 56.

Mar 23, 2023, 11:28 am

SF writer Eric Brown has died aged 62

Mar 25, 2023, 5:55 am

Gordon Moore, founder of Intel, aged 94. Without him, would there have been PCs to run an Internet on which to find a LibraryThing in which to find a Green Dragon?

Mar 25, 2023, 6:54 am

yes. Just paper-based. Or steam-driven *sigh*

Mar 25, 2023, 10:48 am

>9 hfglen: There would be, someone else would have made the processors. The RISC vs CISC debate may have swung in another direction though.

Abr 8, 2023, 8:37 am

Rachel Pollack died aged 77

Abr 11, 2023, 9:06 am

>13 rastaphrog: he had a good long run. Is he the last of the mostly original gang?

Abr 11, 2023, 9:34 am

>13 rastaphrog: I grew up with Mad. What an amazing life he had.

Abr 11, 2023, 2:45 pm

>15 clamairy: so did I,he was my gateway to far side, doonesbury, Monty Python and s o much great comedy. He lived a very long and full life; may his name be for a blessing

Abr 22, 2023, 10:13 am

>17 clamairy: Not so. Dame Edna and her alter ego Barry Humphries have become immortal.

Bazza was clearly "one of us". According to Wikipedia,
A key event took place when he was nine – his mother gave all his books to The Salvation Army, cheerfully explaining: "But you've read them, Barry".

Humphries responded by becoming a voracious reader, a collector of rare books, a painter, a theatre fan and a surrealist. Dressing up in a black cloak, black homburg and mascaraed eyes, he invented his first sustained character, "Dr Aaron Azimuth", agent provocateur, dandy and Dadaist.

Abr 25, 2023, 9:53 am

Shared as a gift. No paywall.
Harry Belafonte, 96, Dies; Barrier-Breaking Singer, Actor and Activist https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/25/arts/music/harry-belafonte-dead.html?unlocked...

Abr 25, 2023, 10:57 am

>19 clamairy: thank you for that. I was exposed to Belafonte's music from my early years. My grandmother was a huge fan.

Abr 25, 2023, 6:27 pm

>19 clamairy: Grew up listening to one of his albums. Such a great thing when Beetlejuice introduced him to a younger generation. I kinda didn't know he was still alive though!

Abr 30, 2023, 11:45 pm


Rabbi Harold S Kushner has died, author of when bad things happen to good people and many other books. At the time I had been mourning the death of my father, and was having a hard time of it. My rabbi suggested I read it. It opened up an understanding of death, of gods role, of the way of the world and a way to live that I still follow. Im sure Im not the only one whose lives he touched with this book. He led a long and full life, May his Name be for a Blessing Baruch Dayan HaEmet

Maio 1, 2023, 9:45 pm

Just heard on the radio that Gordon Lightfoot has died. His was the most Canadian folk music.

Maio 1, 2023, 10:47 pm

>23 NorthernStar: This one is a heartbreaker. I just listened to a few of my old favorites including 'If You Could Read My Mind' and 'Song for a Winter's Night.'

Maio 2, 2023, 12:00 am

>24 clamairy: those are some of my favourites too. Also Canadian Railroad Trilogy, and so many others.

Maio 2, 2023, 8:39 am

Well poop. Sundown, Gordon, Sundown.

Maio 2, 2023, 8:53 am

>23 NorthernStar: That is sad news. I first became aware of him hearing 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' back when, and a lot of his other songs on Canadian radio.

>26 Bookmarque: Well said.

Maio 2, 2023, 8:57 am

>23 NorthernStar: Sad indeed. Another piece of my early adulthood gone.

Maio 2, 2023, 10:08 am

Early Morning Rain, For Loving Me, Did she mention my name. I frequently mix him up with folgerberg, who I didn't realized had passed in 2007.

Maio 21, 2023, 6:39 am

Editado: Maio 24, 2023, 2:22 pm

>30 hfglen: I've wondered for a while how Wikipedia chooses the notables whose deaths appear under "recent deaths" on the front page. Right now the most recent ones are a cricketer, a British-Indian billionaire, an American pastor and an American professional poker player. Amis, whose death occurred on the same day as that of the cricketer, isn't there. The only one I've ever heard of is the cricketer, not that that means much. But I've noticed before that the deaths of significant literary or cultural figures don't appear to register. It's far from clear to me why "Gloria Molina, 74, American politician, member of the California State Assembly (1982–1987) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (1991–2014)" rates a mention and say "Helmut Berger, 78, Austrian actor (Ludwig, The Damned, The Godfather Part III)" doesn't. Now let's be clear here: I'm not suggesting any US bias or any particular agenda. But there must be criteria, and I don't know what they are.

ETA finally in there, only a week late.

Maio 24, 2023, 6:40 pm

RIP Tina Turner

Maio 24, 2023, 7:38 pm

Well poo. She seemed invincible and forever young.

Maio 24, 2023, 8:46 pm


Maio 24, 2023, 11:18 pm

I could listen to her sing proud mary forever.

Maio 25, 2023, 6:06 am

Actor Ray Stevenson (soon to be seen in the Ahsoka TV series). Most notable other performances include Volstagg in the Thor trilogy and Titus Pullo in Rome. Passed just 4 days prior to his 59th birthday.

Maio 25, 2023, 8:16 am

>36 AHS-Wolfy: Very sad. That's too young. (Anything under 90 is too young.)

Jun 13, 2023, 6:14 am

Treat Williams is gone.
(Shared as a gift, so no paywall.)

Jun 13, 2023, 6:31 am

>38 clamairy: Another sad, senseless death most likely caused by someone not paying attention.

Jun 13, 2023, 10:05 am

Well that's tragic. Having ridden motorcycles for years, but well before our ultra-distracted, cell-phone addicted, drivers, I can attest that most of them don't see you and you have to drive like they are out to kill you. Not you in general, but you in particular. Like they are hitmen with a contract on you. These days I'd be too scared to ride in populated areas. Sucks because it's really fun.

Editado: Jun 13, 2023, 3:50 pm

Oh boy...
He certainly didn't write anything that was happy, but I loved his writing style.
Cormac McCarthy, Novelist of a Darker America, Is Dead at 89
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Jun 13, 2023, 4:05 pm

An author I've never had enough bravery to try, but he was a powerhouse.

Jun 13, 2023, 4:57 pm

Jun 13, 2023, 7:42 pm

>42 Bookmarque: Not even The Road? I still need to read the third book in his Border Trilogy, Cities of the Plain.

Jun 13, 2023, 7:43 pm

>43 skittles: I am not familiar with her writing, but I am sorry you are so sad. :o(

Jun 13, 2023, 8:12 pm

Nope, never read anything. I thought about the road, but the stream of consciousness put me off. It does my head in.

Jun 13, 2023, 8:15 pm

I tried to read him but just didn't work for me. Lived a long good life sounds like

Jun 14, 2023, 6:57 am

Getting to be a very sad week as John Romita has also left us at the age of 93.

BBC News link

Editado: Jun 27, 2023, 6:42 pm

He's been missing since January, but it's finally been confirmed that Julian Sands is gone. The only thing I remember seeing him in is A Room with a View, which I adored.

Jun 28, 2023, 4:47 am


Jun 29, 2023, 1:36 pm

Martin Luther King's last remaining sibling Christine King Farris, passed away today at 95. She wrote My Brother Martin, a children's biography.

Jun 29, 2023, 3:45 pm

Canadian sex educator Sue Johanson, author of Talk Sex and host of various radio programs like "The Sunday Night Sex Show" has died at 93.

Editado: Jul 1, 2023, 5:35 pm

Alan Arkin passed away a few days ago at the age of 89. I loved him in the movie The In-Laws. "Serpentine!!!" But he had some serious dramatic acting chops as well.

Jul 1, 2023, 6:34 pm

little miss sunshine and argo were recent faves but loved The Inlaws and thr russians are coming.Lived a long good life

Jul 1, 2023, 7:30 pm

>55 cindydavid4: Yes, long and productive. I forgot he was in The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming.

Jul 1, 2023, 8:02 pm

I barely remember it, watched it with my parents probably age 9. Didn't realize he was in it till recently.

Jul 22, 2023, 3:57 am

Tony Bennett, at the age of 96. He did pretty well for someone who lived life very much to the full. I discovered Tony Bennett seriously only after he started recording and touring with k d lang. k d did a concert at the Leeuwin Estate winery in Western Australia in 2003, and I went to it with a lady of whom, at the time, I was briefly enamoured (this was after my second wife died, but before I met Mrs H). Great show, and there was mention of a forthcoming tour and CD with Tony Bennett. The tour took quite some time to get to Australia, long enough that by the time it did I had met Mrs H, and we went to see Bennett & lang at the Sydney Opera House. Another great show, and they worked really well together.

Jul 22, 2023, 9:17 am

>58 haydninvienna: A legend. I never realized until I heard it on the news that he'd changed his last name. Even my nephew listens to him, along with his more current music.

Jul 27, 2023, 11:55 pm

Randy Meisner, of both Poco and The Eagles, passed yesterday, July 26.

Jul 28, 2023, 3:21 am

Sinead O'Connor passed on Wednesday aged 56.

Jul 28, 2023, 7:28 am

>61 Peace2: So tragic. Such a talented but very troubled lady.

Jul 28, 2023, 10:14 am

>61 Peace2: A sad two days. Thanks for posting that. Tragic.

Jul 28, 2023, 3:15 pm

>60 Karlstar: I didn't see your post yesterday. This upset me greatly when I read it in the news. :(

Jul 28, 2023, 10:41 pm

>64 clamairy: It isn't who most people think of when they think of the Eagles, but his vocals are some of my favorites.

Editado: Jul 29, 2023, 10:02 am

>65 Karlstar: Yes, mine too. I never did get to see them, live. I did see Glen Frey by himself, and Don Henley with Joe Walsh, which was almost as good.

Jul 31, 2023, 2:09 pm

Jul 31, 2023, 2:19 pm

>67 gilroy: too young.

I used to watch Pee Wee's Playhouse with my kids. It was amusing.

Editado: Set 2, 2023, 9:42 am

Jimmy Buffett is gone. He was only 76. :o(

Set 2, 2023, 10:08 am

Gone to that cheeseburger in paradise.

Set 2, 2023, 10:13 am

In Margaritaville permanently now. Surprising and sad. Volcano was one of my favorite LPs.

Set 2, 2023, 10:33 am

If I liked margarita’s, I’d toast with one to him today. Sad news. :(

Set 2, 2023, 11:14 am

I hadn't looked at this thread in ages and only did so this morning because of seeing the Jimmy Buffett announcement. Scanning it now, I am really struck by how much creative talent we've lost in 2023.

Set 2, 2023, 11:58 am

>73 jillmwo: I'm not sure if it's just been a very bad year, or if it's because I'm aging and so I am much more familiar with (and attached to) the people who are passing.

Set 2, 2023, 1:07 pm

oh no not jimmy!!!! oh man of all the ones weve lost over the last few years, this hurts the most. Saw him a couple of times when he rolled into the desert in Phx, and once in San Diego, great shows all.

we could have lost him a long time before. apparently his plane, with his wife and two daughters, was shot down by Jamaica police thinking it was smuggling drugs. (they did apologize, but really?)Thank goodness he had so many more years left. got his music streaming now, may be listening to it for the next day or so . He lived a long good life. May his name be for a blessing

Editado: Set 2, 2023, 1:09 pm

>75 cindydavid4: I don't think it was shot down, but it was shot 'at.' Bono and a couple of other celebrities were on board at the time. But he did crash his plane once when he was in it by himself and swam to shore.

Set 2, 2023, 1:25 pm

>76 clamairy: yeah, that came from an article that didn't tell the whole story. still, pretty harrowing. Bono's wife and daughters ( not jimmys) were on board as well

Editado: Set 4, 2023, 12:25 pm

Steve Harwell, Former Smash Mouth Lead Singer, is dead at 56. I only became a fan of their music because of the movie Shrek.

Set 4, 2023, 12:27 pm

I'm imagining beaches worldwide with people toasting with their margaritas. Unfortunately, I live in the midwest, so mine will be had on the patio this evening.

Set 4, 2023, 12:46 pm

Just came to post with >78 clamairy: but was beaten to it.

I loved their music from the beginning.

Now it's an eclectic music mix day. Buffett and Smashmouth...

Set 4, 2023, 1:09 pm

>78 clamairy: Wow. I heard them a lot in the post-Shrek days.

Set 7, 2023, 9:58 pm

Gary Wright passed on Sept. 4. Not extremely prolific but you most likely have heard 'Dream Weaver' or 'Love is Alive' at some point.

Set 25, 2023, 10:41 pm

Well poop. David McCallum died. Ducky!

Set 25, 2023, 10:57 pm

oh I had such a crush on him when he was in Man from UNCLE. I remember he was in the great escape, not when it opened but didn't see it untill much later. a life well lived May his name be for a blessing

Set 25, 2023, 11:25 pm

>83 Bookmarque: Sad news indeed.

Set 26, 2023, 8:35 am

Ilya was an early hearthrob. So much cooler than Napoleon Solo.

Dez 6, 2023, 11:29 am

Denny Laine passed. They credit him with being in both Moody Blues and Wings, though he had many other projects over the years.


Dez 6, 2023, 11:54 am

Norman Lear, died today at 101. Groundbreaking television.

Dez 6, 2023, 3:58 pm

>88 theretiredlibrarian: I know he was 101, but this made me very sad.

Dez 7, 2023, 5:45 pm

A bit of news I heard on the radio today was that he was working as late as last week.

Dez 14, 2023, 3:14 pm

Oh and Ryan O'Neal died earlier this month. I know he'd been acting a long time before his role as Tempe's dad on Bones. Loved ya Max.

Dez 22, 2023, 1:46 pm

>91 Narilka: Oh no, that's sad. I've read a decent number of his books and I know there are some I still need to catch up on.

Jan 2, 6:07 am

Shecky Greene

remember watching him with my parents back in the day. Oh did we laugh! hadnt heard about him since then

Jan 2, 9:18 am

>94 cindydavid4: did you know he had a race horse named after him? It ran in the 1973 Kentucky Derby, the one Secretariat won on his way to the Triple Crown.


Jan 2, 2:26 pm

did not know that but what a perfect name for a horse!

Jan 2, 2:28 pm

>96 cindydavid4: yep, and he was a champion sprinter. He couldn't compete with the classic mile and a quarter types, though.

Jan 30, 6:17 pm

Chita Rivera passed today. What a legend.

Fev 3, 2:10 pm

>99 theretiredlibrarian: really.I never saw her on broadway but have seen her in action on videos. In fact the New York Times has a link to nine videos of her acts, Didnt realize she was the first Velma on Chicago, whichI still love. Also didnt realize she was passed over for the role of Anita in filmed version West Side Story.

Fev 3, 2:24 pm

I tried another Priest novel, but couldn't get into it. Can't remember which one it was, but I have read The Prestige several times and love it. Quite different from the movie which was good in its own way.

Fev 4, 3:49 am

Today's paper reports that Dr Zuleikha Mayat died at the age of 97 yesterday. Her cookbook Indian Delights has been an essential part of every S.A. Indian bride's trousseau since "before the Rinderpest", and is widely popular among others as well. I cook from the family copy almost whenever I think I can get away with it -- "The Girls" claim allergy to chilies, onions and garlic.

Editado: Fev 4, 8:32 am

>103 hfglen: I don't cook much Indian cuisine. I will see if this cookbook is available online. How can one live without onions and garlic? (I will admit I need to take BeaNo in order to eat anything with a large amount of them.)

Amazon took me to a book with the same cover, but listed a different author. It is not available as an ebook, and the hard cover is $65.

Fev 4, 12:52 pm

Yeah, I heard bout Carl. Bummer. He was fun to watch. I especially liked him in Predator.

Editado: Fev 4, 5:28 pm

>106 Bookmarque: It was nice to see him in a different sort of role in The Mandalorian, though I didn't think the role was actually very well written.

Fev 4, 1:50 pm

>107 Karlstar: I was very happy to see him in that show!

>106 Bookmarque: My brother and my son reenact that scene where Arnold and Carl meet in the movie Predator every time they see each other.

Fev 4, 5:28 pm

>106 Bookmarque: >108 clamairy: Now I need to re-watch Predator.

Fev 4, 7:56 pm

Me too. DVD player awaits.

Fev 13, 4:41 pm

Seiji Ozawa, classical music conductor, died on 6 February. Haruki Murakami, who was a friend, wrote a book called Absolutely on Music, which is basically a series of conversations with Ozawa.

Fev 14, 5:29 am

>111 haydninvienna: Oh that is sad news.

Fev 27, 4:39 pm

I see that SF writer and translator Brian M. Stableford has died. He was 75.

Fev 28, 4:09 pm

Richard Lewis has passed. Shared as a gift, so no paywall.
Washington Post Link:

Fev 29, 9:47 am

Dave Myers (best known to UK residents as one half of The Hairy Bikers) has died. Was only 66. Had been suffering from cancer but not confirmed as yet that this was cause of death.

Mar 21, 8:31 am

Vernor Vinge passed yesterday. https://file770.com/vernor-vinge-1944-2024/

He is one of the few authors that I've met in person, he signed a book for me at the Library of Congress book fair in 2012. I've always enjoyed his books, going back to the days when I first read excerpts in Analog magazine.

Mar 21, 9:07 am

>116 Karlstar: Oh that is sad. I loved A fire upon the deep.

Mar 21, 9:26 am

>117 Sakerfalcon: I just put that on hold at the local library. I've never read anything by Vernon Vinge.

Mar 21, 9:29 am

>118 fuzzi: We had a group read of it here a few years ago. The link to the discussion is probably on the book page if you feel like adding your reactions!

Mar 21, 9:59 am

>119 Sakerfalcon: thanks! I'll avoid it until I read the book.

Mar 21, 10:00 am

>119 Sakerfalcon: I missed out on this read. I have added the book to my TBR.

Frans de Waal has passed. I own a copy of Our Inner Ape, but somehow I haven't managed to read it.

Editado: Mar 21, 1:17 pm

>116 Karlstar: I just saw this announcement. I never met him, but frequently spent time explaining to industry colleagues his work w/r/t virtual reality and the Technological Singularity (https://edoras.sdsu.edu/~vinge/misc/singularity.html). I got an excited text from one woman thanking me for explaining to her in advance what Vinge was noted for when he spoke at an American Library Association event in 2011. And yes, True Names was a good read!

Another piece by Vinge that folks here may find interesting:
https://www.nature.com/articles/440411a (Not firewalled!)

Mar 21, 3:41 pm

>122 jillmwo: Thank you for both, I have not read True Names nor seen that article before.

Editado: Abr 3, 2:25 pm

John Barth has passed away. I think I may have read some short stories of his in college, but no novels. I have requested The Sot-Weed Factor from OverDrive so I may remedy that situation.

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John Barth, Writer Who Pushed Storytelling’s Limits, Dies at 93 https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/02/books/john-barth-dead.html?unlocked_article_c...

Abr 11, 6:10 pm

Peter Higgs, who shared a Nobel prize for predicting the existence of the particle that came to be called the Higgs boson, died on 8 April.