Tag Archive: In Memoriam

Apr 09 2022


Media critic, writer for Salon, Media Matters and founder of Press Run, Eric Boehlert died in a tragic bike accident earlier this week. Most of us on the web knew him through his writing and his familiar face on cable news. He always began his posts with Be healthy. Be kind. We felt like we …

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Feb 01 2022


Actor Howard Hesseman, who gave us DJ Dr. Johnny Fever of “WKRP In Cincinnati,” passed away on January 29. He was 81. He made three guest appearances on “Saturday Night Live“. In his monologue, Howard mooned a picture of President Ronald Reagan, encouraging the audience to do the same and send the pictires to NBC. …

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Jun 27 2021

In Memoriam: Senator Maurice Robert “Mike” Gravel (May 13, 1930 – June 26, 2021)

Our beloved contributor, Maurice Robert “Mike” Gravel (May 13, 1930 – June 26, 2021) has passed away at age 91.He died peacefully in his Seaside, California home surrounded by his family. The cause was multiple myeloma. From the birth of Docudharma Sen. Mike was a frequent commenter and friend to many progressives. He represented Alaska …

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Dec 08 2020

In Memoriam: Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020)

The first man to break the sound barrier (Mach1) has died. Brigadier General (ret.) Charles “Chuck” Yeager has  passed away at the age of 97. Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET. An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest …

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Nov 08 2020

In Memoriam: Alex Trebek – July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020

The long time host of Jeopardy has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek has died at the age 0f 80. “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday. “Thank you, …

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Sep 19 2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020)

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in her home last night. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old. Barely five feet tall and weighing 100 pounds, Justice Ginsburg drew comments for years on her fragile appearance. But she was tough, working out regularly with a trainer, who published a book …

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Mar 21 2020

In Memoriam: Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020)

“You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ’em.” The Gambler has folded for the last time. Kenny Rogers, the Grammy award-winning country music icon, has died aged 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” according to a statement …

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Aug 07 2019

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison ( February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019)

Nobel laureate in literature and Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and essayist Toni Morrison died August 5 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York after a short illness. She was 88 years old. Ms. Morrison, who was born February 18, 1931 Chloe Ardelia Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor …

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May 19 2019

In Memoriam: Grump Cat ( (April 4, 2012 – May 14, 2019)

In is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions on-line, at the age of seven. Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Her owners posted on social media that …

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Dec 31 2018

In Memoriam 2018

A look back at the celebrities, actors, political figures, musicians, singers, athletes and other people of interest who touched our lives that have passed away in 2018.

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