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I thought I’d start this as a supplement to the regular 2022 thread to remember and discuss people of note that we lose this year. If a mod feels this is unnecessary, feel free to shut it down.

Dan Reeves has died at 77. Best known for his years with the Broncos, he was also a player and assistant with the Cowboys and coached the Giants and the Falcons. Appeared in a total of nine Super Bowls as a player and a coach.

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Personal opinion: I think the thread we do is fine with the separate discussion thread.

One for research, one for discussion. Why add a third thread when looking into the past.
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I think it's a good idea. When I contemplate Current Events, I don't think of who died, and I don't see much evidence the J! writers do either.
I remember 2 news stories from that thread that became FJs in the last year or so. Both were stories about new findings that added to the historical record, not items that would be in everybody's news feed...Did anyone need to come here to find out that Betty White had died?... :roll:
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They have had “They died this year” categories in late December before. But it is limited to five people and you probably know them without the thread and Dan Reeves probably wouldn’t make the cut.
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davey wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:21 pm Did anyone need to come here to find out that Betty White had died?...
Come on, April Fools' Day is three months away.

I mean, I know it's hard to wait sometimes.
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RIP the 2022 RIP thread?
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davey wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:21 pm Did anyone need to come here to find out that Betty White had died?... :roll:
Of course not; that was in 2021.
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My thought would be to just rename this to the CE thread because I don't like clutter but it's already gone off the rails...
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Volante wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:54 pm My thought would be to just rename this to the CE thread because I don't like clutter but it's already gone off the rails...
I’m willing to let this one die if you’d rather have the dead in your 2022 thread once you start it. This was just an idea and didn’t know how anyone else felt about it.
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Jay Wolpert (1942-2022), 1969 ToC winner, game show producer, screenwriter, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Hollywood Reporter obit.
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Bamaman wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:12 pm
Volante wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:54 pm My thought would be to just rename this to the CE thread because I don't like clutter but it's already gone off the rails...
I’m willing to let this one die if you’d rather have the dead in your 2022 thread once you start it. This was just an idea and didn’t know how anyone else felt about it.
I like the idea of this remaining a separate thread and I am reliably in the minority on these kinds of questions. So the will of the board is that this thread be folded into the current events one.
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Richard Leakey - January 2nd

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#6993, aired 2015-01-28 I AM A MAN OF SCIENCE! $1200: Louis & Mary's son, this Kenyan scientist found a humanlike creature's skull that was 1.7 million years old
#5481, aired 2008-06-09 MUSEUMS $3,200 (Daily Double): Last name of paleontologist Richard, who was director of the National Museums of Kenya from 1968 to 1989
#3956, aired 2001-11-12 FAMOUS NAMES $600: It's the last name of famed anthropologists Louis, Mary, Richard & Meave
#3492, aired 1999-11-09 MUSEUMS $1000: Last name of paleontologist Richard, who was director of the National Museums of Kenya from 1968 to 1989
#3163, aired 1998-05-06 SCIENTISTS $800: Last name of the husband, wife & son paleoanthropologists Louis, Mary & Richard
#2921, aired 1997-04-21 PEOPLE $800: In 1995 this paleoanthropologist helped form Safina, a new political party, to rid Kenya of corruption
#2880, aired 1997-02-21 PEOPLE $1000: In 1989 Daniel Arap Moi named this paleo-anthropologist head of the Kenya Wildlife Service
#2687, aired 1996-04-16 PEOPLE $800: In 1994 this anthropologist, son of 2 anthropologists, quit as director of the Kenya Wildlife Service
#1655, aired 1991-11-08 FAMOUS SCIENTISTS $600: The son of anthropologists Louis & Mary, he found an almost complete homo erectus skeleton in 1984
#1327, aired 1990-05-15 ANTHROPOLOGY $200: Last name of famous anthropologist family Louis, Mary & their son Richard
#1246, aired 1990-01-22 NAMES IN THE NEWS $300: In a renewed effort to stop poaching at Tsavo Nat'l Park, this country named Richard Leakey as wildlife dir.
#480, aired 1986-10-10 THE 1970s $500: In 1972, a human skull 2,500,000 years old was found in Kenya by this famous anthropologist
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NPR — Writer, director, actor and film historian Peter Bogdanovich has died age 82.

Bogdanovich shot The Last Picture Show, based on Larry McMurtry's novel, in black and white. Roger Ebert wrote the film "felt new and old at the same time" and captured the "emptiness" of a Texas prairie town in 1951. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards including for best picture, best director and best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium. Bogdanovich co-wrote the screenplay with McMurtry. During filming, Bogdanovich and actress Cybill Shepherd fell in love and eventually married. They divorced in 1978.
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More recently, Bogdanovich was tasked by with completing, for Netflix, the "lost" Orson Welles picture The Other Side of the Wind, in which Bogdanovich had acted during the film's shooting between 1970 and 1976.
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Sidney Poitier age 94
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Dwayne Hickman - 87
Bob Saget - 65
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A great, great one.
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