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Nick Cordero, Broadway stage actor, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 41. He had been hospitalized since March. In 2014, Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as mob enforcer Cheech in the comedy Bullets Over Broadway. He also appeared in Waitress, Rock of Ages, and A Bronx Tale: A Musical on the New York stage.

On television, Cordero had guest roles in Queer as Folk and Lilyhammer and had recurring roles in Blue Bloods and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/politics ... index.html

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Trini Lopez, pop singer, guitarist, and actor in The Dirty Dozen, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 83. A new documentary about his life was screened for his approval just last week. Here's the Variety obit.

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Trini Lopez, pop singer, guitarist, and actor in The Dirty Dozen, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 83. A new documentary about his life was screened for his approval just last week. Here's the Variety obit.
There was just an article in the Palm Springs paper yesterday about a movie they're making about him
https://www.palmspringslife.com/trini-lopez/
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Already mentioned in the current events thread, but Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, most closely associated with the New York Mets, died at age 75 of complications of both Covid-19 and Lewy body dementia. (New York Times obituary)

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Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the popular doo-wop group the Four Seasons, has died at the age of 92 from COVID-19 complications. Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas was named for DeVito.

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
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Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the popular doo-wop group the Four Seasons, has died at the age of 92 from COVID-19 complications. Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas was named for DeVito.
The huge Jersey Boys copyright case--for which DeVito was the principal defendant before he settled with and joined the plaintiff against Frankie Valli and the others--just concluded a few weeks ago with a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/o ... -16337.pdf

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Jay Johnstone, 74, had a 20-year career as an outfielder for eight different Major League Baseball teams, then got into broadcasting and also did a little acting -- I remember him best as the leadoff hitter for the Seattle Mariners in the film "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" (Seattle was not actually one of the teams he played for during his career.)

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Reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert.
Lead singer for Toots and the Maytals for anyone who needs context.

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Woof wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:56 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert.
Lead singer for Toots and the Maytals for anyone who needs context.
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Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.

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Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.
Wow. Happen to know his age? He couldn't have been terribly old. Young and strong and dead from the virus. Just wow.

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John Boy wrote:
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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.
Wow. Happen to know his age? He couldn't have been terribly old. Young and strong and dead from the virus. Just wow.
68. Not exactly a spring chicken, but not very elderly either.

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Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.
The 49ers were off to a 1-2 start when they traded for him in '81.

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