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Sad as it may be, there are already quite a few to fill in.

Ellis Marsalis, 85, New Orleans jazz musician better known as the father of jazz musicians Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Many years ago, I was invited to a small party at a convention, and his trio was the entertainment. Everyone else was busy schmoozing, but I sat there and listened for most of the time I was there.

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The NYT has a section for this:

https://www.nytimes.com/series/people-d ... obituaries

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Adam Schlesinger, EGOT nominee and bassist for Fountains of Wayne ("Stacy's Mom"): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/arts ... virus.html

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Bucky Pizzarelli, jazz guitarist.

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Ken Shimura: one half of the Japanese comedy team who inspired, among other things, America's Funniest Home Videos.

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Allen Garfield, a.k.a. Allen Goorwitz, was notable in the eyes of many who love film. He was a longtime character actor who studied at the Actors Studio with Elia Kazan and Lee Strasbourg. He passed away at the Motion Picture Retirement Home. His long career included appearances in such films as Nashville, The Conversation, Bananas, The Candidate, and my personal favorite of his, The Stunt Man, in which he played the screenwriter to Peter O'Toole's mad director. He also had a recurring role on the Chicago Hope television series.

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Probably not as well-known as some of the others, but a name I recognized: Hal Willner, who was a longtime music supervisor at "Saturday Night Live," and a music producer who put together a lot of multi-artist tribute concerts and tribute albums. (He's been getting a lot of social media tributes from both musicians and "SNL" alumni.)

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Since this one seems to have flown under the radar here, the world of voice acting lost a long-time performer, Julie Bennett, last week from complications.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/people-news ... 69564/amp/

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Adam Alsing, Swedish game show host, including that of the Swedish version of Jeopardy!, has died from it at just 51. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Alsing

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Mathematician John Conway, best known for creating The Game of Life "program", passed earlier this week. Thought it might interest some here.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04 ... -covid-19/

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Newhausen wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 am
Mathematician John Conway, best known for creating The Game of Life "program", passed earlier this week. Thought it might interest some here.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04 ... -covid-19/
Having never heard of the program, this one really confused me when I read it yesterday since I knew the only game Milton Bradley ever created in his life was the Game of Life...
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Five-time Oscar nominee Allen Daviau, D.P. on the Spielberg films The Color Purple and E.T., at 77.

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Cool Runnings inspiration Sam Clayton, Jr., Jamaican bobsledder and music producer, 58. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sam-clayto ... -producer/

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triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:07 am
Newhausen wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 am
Mathematician John Conway, best known for creating The Game of Life "program", passed earlier this week. Thought it might interest some here.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04 ... -covid-19/
Having never heard of the program, this one really confused me when I read it yesterday since I knew the only game Milton Bradley ever created in his life was the Game of Life...
I always thought of Conway's Game of Life as being an late-80s/early-90s era screen-saver, but maybe that's just me. I'm pretty sure I used it for my old IIGS - it was mesmerizing to look at.

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Roy Horn, half of Siegfried and Roy, has died at age 75 from complications of COVID-19. (Siegfried's surname is Fischbacher.)
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He was the one who suffered paralysis by tiger in 2004. Siegfried is five years older.

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Annie Glenn, widow of John Glenn, as well as an advocate for those with speech impediments, age 100.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200519/ ... -19-at-100

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