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Old 09-09-2017, 01:29 AM   #3376
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http://variety.com/2017/music/news/t...ry-1202552325/

Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash on Friday in New Jersey, his label confirmed. He was 50.
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:27 AM   #3377
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That's awful!
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:22 PM   #3378
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Swedish director Hans Alfredson is dead. RIP!
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:56 PM   #3379
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"Len Wein, co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING & more responsible for the x-men you love than he gets credit for. Thank you. #RIP"

Really enjoy Len's runs on Blue Beetle & Green Lantern (he brought Jordan back to earth at the time). Plus his X-Men issues aren't bad either. What a loss for the comic industry. RIP!
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:30 AM   #3380
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^That is a true loss to the medium. And he just wrote that Swampy story. Sad.

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Old 09-11-2017, 12:32 AM   #3381
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Damn, I don't know what to say. Didn't see this coming at all.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:24 PM   #3382
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"Len Wein, co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING & more responsible for the x-men you love than he gets credit for. Thank you. #RIP"

Really enjoy Len's runs on Blue Beetle & Green Lantern (he brought Jordan back to earth at the time). Plus his X-Men issues aren't bad either. What a loss for the comic industry. RIP!


I had only started reading GL a few months b4 he came aboard, but I can honestly say that most of how I *still imagine* a GL should be came from his run w/Gibbons.

Thank You, Len Wein.


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Old 09-11-2017, 07:45 PM   #3383
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Oh, my heart is so sad right now. Len Wein was responsible for a lot of my childhood. He was on my bucket list of creators I wanted to meet and thank, and I never got to do it. Wow. Just a huge loss, for his friends, his family, and us fans.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:53 PM   #3384
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Geez... Not too long ago, I got Wein's entire Bronze Age GL run signed at a local comic convention. I even got a photo with him, too. He and Gibbons are who kept me interested in reading GL when I was a kid. Sad news, indeed. More so that another piece of my childhood is gone.

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Old 09-11-2017, 11:26 PM   #3385
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Tribute to Len Wein
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:23 AM   #3386
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Yeah, his GL stuff was right what I was picking up when I started randomly getting back issues as a kid. I wasn't paying attention to creative names at the time but came to realize he was a favorite.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #3387
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Bill Sienkiewicz's tribute to Len Wein
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:59 AM   #3388
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Dang. His recharacterization of John Stewart enabled him to emerge as a "real" Lantern, not a sham. He's gone too? I can't possibly be that old.

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:09 PM   #3389
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That's the John Stewart I grew up loving. Wein and Englehart.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:50 PM   #3390
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Jessi Zazu, whose band Those Darlins was at the forefront of the city's indie rock revival a decade ago, died on Tuesday following an extended battle with cancer. Zazu, whose legal name was Jessi Zazu Wariner, was 28.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:08 PM   #3391
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Loved Wein's run of GL. Especially with how he pushed John, that was some good stuff.
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Frank Vincent, who played the vicious mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died. He was 78.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:13 AM   #3393
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Heiner Geissler, a top official in Germany's main conservative party under former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, has died. He was 87.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:04 PM   #3394
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Variety has confirmed that Grant Hart, drummer and co-lead singer of influential American indie band Husker Du, has died. He was 56 and had been battling cancer.
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Frank Vincent, who played the vicious mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died. He was 78.
He'll always be Billy Batts to me. He will be missed, and I have my shoeshine box for him.
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He'll always be Billy Batts to me. He will be missed, and I have my shoeshine box for him.
I didn't even put that together. I read Sopranos actor and assumed I didn't know him because (like most post-1980 shows) I didn't watch it. R.I.P.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:49 PM   #3397
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He'll always be Billy Batts to me. He will be missed, and I have my shoeshine box for him.
I'll remember him most for that role too, that and all of his parts in Scorsese films too, like Casino & his bit role in Raging Bull.

"I'll fuck him in his ass. I fucked kids like him in the can in the ass. Fuckin' trying to break up my party."
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:36 PM   #3398
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Harry Dean Stanton -- who had iconic roles in "Godfather II," "Pretty in Pink," "Alien" and "Escape from New York" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Dammit, what a great actor. I loved his work with John Carpenter. RIP!
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:37 AM   #3399
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Harry Dean Stanton -- who had iconic roles in "Godfather II," "Pretty in Pink," "Alien" and "Escape from New York" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Dammit, what a great actor. I loved his work with John Carpenter. RIP!
I always liked him, even when I only knew him as "that guy in all those movies." There's a good documentary about him (in which David Lynch interviews him because he loved him and cast him so much). There's also one movie (Paris, Texas) where he's the total lead, but I haven't seen it yet (an indie he was really leery about doing). Otherwise, he was quite happy being a prolific and respected character actor.

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Old 09-16-2017, 01:11 AM   #3400
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Not everybody has to be a leading man or lady. Somebody has to be the character actors in smaller parts. And some actors are happy to get the chance to make a living doing it. Nice to see people that appreciate what they have.
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