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RIP Kenny Rogers
March 21st, 2020 under Kenny Rogers, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Kenny Rogers passed away yesterday at the age of 81 from natural causes in home hospice.

The singer got his big break in 1966 with the folk group New Christy Minstrels. When they broke up in 1974, he went solo and had a huge career as a Country star.

He had 24 #1 hits including Lady, Lucille, She Believes In Me, and Through the Years. One of his biggest hits was Islands in the Stream with Dolly Parton. The two recorded several duets together.

His biggest song is The Gambler and it spawned five telemovies. It was just one of the few movies he starred in throughout his career.

It wasn’t all entertainment for him, in 1991 he opened Kenny Rogers Roasters, a fast food chicken joint that was actually quite yummy.

He was the first Country artist I ever listened to, and I will remember his music with a smile. Today, let’s remember The Gambler by listening to his many great tunes with a big old smile on his face.


RIP Lyle Waggoner
March 17th, 2020 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Lyle Waggoner passed today away at the age of 84 from a short bout with cancer, according to Variety.

The good-looking actor is best known for starring in The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman. However, he did so much more for Hollywood.

He is Playgirl’s first male centerfold. Actually, he did something even more significant. If you have ever seen a movie trailer with Star Waggons on it, that is his. That is why there are two Gs in Waggons.

Waggoner is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon, his two sons, Jason and Beau, and his four beloved grandchildren.

Today, remember him with a laugh, and know that he and Sonny Bono are still fighting over Bea Arthur in heaven!


RIP Ja’Net DuBois
February 18th, 2020 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Ja’Net DuBois was found dead today at the age of 74 according to TMZ. The news is surprising because she appeared to be so happy and healthy when she appeared during the Good Times’ part of Live in Front of a Studio Audience in December. She also looked great when she attended The Hollywood Show, earlier this month, with several cast members from Good Times. Both Jimmie Walker and BernNadette Stanis commented about her passing as the news broke.

She became an international sensation because of their sitcom. She played the sassy, wisecracking Wilona, who was very good at finding a man. She just could not keep them. Eventually, her character fell in love when she adopted an abused girl named Penny, played by Janet Jackson.

Before, she was living the good times, her career was Movin’ On Up. Everyone knew her voice because she wrote and sang the theme song to The Jeffersons. Her voice was also heard on the animated show The PJ and it earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.

These were just a few of the many memorable roles she had throughout her long career. Today, remember her by watching Good Times and having some great times with her. It is a series that never gets old, which is why it still airs on several channels like TV One.

I am not going to lie, when I heard the news, I went all Florida Evans and said, “Damn! Damn! Damn!”

She is survived by her daughters Yovanne and Rani, and her son Burghardt. Her son Raj died from cancer in 1987.


RIP Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi
January 26th, 2020 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old Gianna, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash today in Calabassas.

The 41-year-old is known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He played with the Lakers for 20 years until he retired in 2006. He broke so many records, won so many championships, and won the hearts of not only LA fans but fans all over the World.

He was not only an NBA player, but he was also a father and husband. He and Vanessa, his wife of 18 years, have three other daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.

Today, let’s remember the Black Mamba as he lived, unstoppable.


RIP David Acorah
January 5th, 2020 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Medium Derek Acorah passed away on Friday at the age of 69 after developing sepsis from pneumonia according to Sky News.

He is best known for “contacting spirits” with his spirit guide Sam on the paranormal investigation show Most Haunted. He reportedly had a falling out with the show’s star over accusations of him faking it for the camera. After that, he got his own show called Ghost Towns, where he helped several people in a haunted town.

In 2009, he led a seance special where he claimed that he contacted Michael Jackson. Then in 2017, he came in fourth on Celebrity Big Brother.

I was a huge fan of Most Haunted until I read the accusations about him. He was good TV, so I believed him. After that, I just watched it for the architecture because it felt so fake after I read that. I won’t say too much because they say don’t speak ill of the dead, and he can talk to the dead. Which makes me wonder if he is haunting his naysayers now.

Having said all of this, you should check him because he was always entertaining. Why else would Saturday Night Live spoof him?


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