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Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy Guitarist, Dies 58

Robert William Gary Moore (April 4, 1952 – February 6, 2011) known simply as Gary Moore, was a musician best recognized as a blues rock guitarist and singer from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey as early as his secondary school days, leading him to membership with the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy on three separate occasions. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. King, Albert King, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row (not to be confused with the glam metal band of the same name), as well as having a successful solo career. He guested on a number of albums recorded by high profile musicians, including a cameo appearance playing the lead guitar solo on "She's My Baby" from Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.

Death of Gary Moore
Gary Moore died at the age of 58, in the early hours of 6 February 2011, while on holiday at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona, Spain. Cause of death is not known at this moment.

* As of February 8, 2011 - Reports indicate Gary Moore is likely to have died of heart atack.

Gary Moore - Parisenne Walkway (From "One Night In Dublin: A Tribute To Phil Lynott")
August 20th 2005

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (Live)

Teena Marie, Singer/songwriter, 'LoverGirl', Died at 54

Teena Marie (March 5, 1956 - December 26, 2010) was an American Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriter–producer. Marie, nicknamed Lady Tee, (sometimes spelled Lady T), was a protégée of late funk legend Rick James, and was notable as one of the few successful white performers of R&B. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release Irons in the Fire. She said it was her favorite album. She had a daughter, Alia Rose, who, as of 2009, sang under the name Rose Le Beau.

As a child, she had an acting role on The Beverly Hillbillies, credited as Tina Marie Brockert. She also sang at the wedding of actor Jerry Lewis's son when she was 10 years old.

Death of Teena Marie
Marie died on Sunday, December 26, 2010, at home, as announced by her manager, Mike Gardner. She was 54.  She died in her sleep (Sunday nap).  Cause of death is not known for now.

"Lovergirl" by Teena Marie

Portugese Love - Teena Marie

Lead Me On

Don Meredith, "Monday Night Football", former Dallas Cowboy, dies 72

Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He played nine full seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.

Death of Don Meredith
Don Meredith died on December 5, 2010, at the age of 72 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

James MacArthur, Danno from (Original) Hawaii Five-O, dies 72

James Gordon MacArthur (December 8, 1937 - October 28, 2010) was an American actor known for the role of Danny "Danno" Williams, the reliable second-in-command of the fictional Hawaiian State Police squad Hawaii Five-O.

Hawaii Five-O ran for twelve years—eleven with MacArthur.

After leaving Hawaii Five-O, McArthur guest-starred on such TV shows as Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Vega$, as well as in the mini series Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story and The Night the Bridge Fell Down, and in the 1998 TV movie Stormchasers: Revenge of the Twister, with Kelly McGillis.

Death of James MacArthur
James MacArthur died of natural causes.
James MacArthur was 72 years old at the time of his death.

James MacArthur's Filmography:
From 1955 to 1998 James MacArthur appeared on 50-60 titles. (imdb)

Personal Info:
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

The Young Stranger (1957) Trailer - Introducing James MacArthur

Joe Mantell, Academy Nominated actor, `Marty,' `Chinatown' dies 94

Joseph "Joe" Mantell (December 21, 1915 – September 29, 2010) was an American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as "Angie" in the 1955 film Marty, which earned the Best Picture Award, and the Best Actor Oscar for Mantell's co-star, Ernest Borgnine.

Mantell also appeared in Storm Center (1956) and Chinatown (1974). In the latter he played Lawrence Walsh, partner of private eye Jake Gittes, and the agency's primary photographer. He delivered the film's famous last line, "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." The character of Walsh reappeared in The Two Jakes.

Mantell's other notable credits include "The Birds," "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room" and several episodes of "The Twilight Zone."

Death of Joe Mantell
Joe Mantel died after a long illness.  Joe Mantel was 94 years old at the time of his death.

 Joe Mantell - Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Guilty Witness
Joe Mantell is Stanley, the first person in the scene

Broncos wideout Kenny McKinley commits suicide 23

Kenny McKinley (January 31, 1987 – September 20, 2010) was an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Denver Broncos
McKinley was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round, 5th pick (141st overall) during the 2009 NFL Draft. McKinley played in eight games in 2009 as a kick returner. He returned seven kicks for a total of 158 yards. He also recorded 3 special teams tackles.

He was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on December 28, 2009.

Death of Kenny McKinley
McKinley was found dead on September 20, 2010, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death was reported as a suicide by local media, and later confirmed by members of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's office. He was found in the second floor master bedroom of his home.

Kevin McCarthy, 'Body Snatchers', Prolific Actor, Dies 96

Related:
Dana Wynter, Actress from 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Dies 79 (May 5, 2011)

Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010) was an American stage, film, and television actor. McCarthy has appeared in over two hundred television and film roles. For his role in the 1951 film version of Death of a Salesman, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor.

He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1932 and attended the University of Minnesota where he participated in his first play Henry IV, Part 1 and discovered a love of acting.

Deaht of Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy died of natural causes on Saturday, September 11, 2010.
Kevin McCarthy was 96 years old at the time of his death.

Kevin McCarthy

Related:
Dana Wynter, Actress from 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Dies 79 (May 5, 2011)

Mitch Miller, record executive and 'Sing Along' star, dies 99


Star Location: 7001 Hollywood Blvd

Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive. One of the most influential figures in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of Artists & Repertoire at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist, he is sometimes thought of as the creator of what would become karaoke with his NBC-TV series, Sing Along with Mitch. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as an accomplished player of the oboe and English horn, and recorded several highly regarded classical albums featuring his instrumental work. But he is best remembered as a conductor, choral director, television performer and recording executive.

Death of Mitch Miller
Mitch Miller died of complications from surgery
Mitch Miller was 99 years old at the time of his death

Mitch Miller - Santa Claus is comin' to Town

Vonetta McGee, 1970's blaxploitation actress (Blacula), dies 65

Lawrence Vonetta McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress.

Vonenna McGee became well-known for her parts in the 1972 Blaxploitation films Melinda and Hammer.

In the action thriller Shaft in Africa (1973), McGee took the role of Aleme, the daughter of an emir, who teaches John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) Ethiopian  geography. She also starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the action thriller The Eiger Sanction (1975).

Death of Vonetta McGee
In 1987, McGee married the actor Carl Lumbly; they have one child. McGee passed away from a cardiac arrest on July 9, 2010.

Vonetta McGee on Soul Train (interview)

Rue McClanahan, 'Golden Girls', dies from stroke 76

Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) was an American  actress, known for her roles as Vivian Cavender Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, a role that won her an Emmy Award.

Death of Rue McClanahan
McClanahan's manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday June 3, 2010 at 1am. of a stroke.
Rue McClanahan was 76 years old at the time of her death

"She went in peace."

* Related links: Deaths of Golden Girls cast

 Rue McClanahan on Dame Edna's Hollywood (May 1992)
 
Rue McClanahan's Television Work & Filmography continues next page
 
Rue McClanahan's Television work

    * Another World (cast member from 1970 – 1971)
    * Where the Heart Is (1971 – 1972)
    * Hogan's Goat (1971; TV movie)
    * All in the Family (1972; 1 episode: "The Bunkers and the Swingers")
    * The Rimers of Eldritch (1974; TV movie)
    * Maude (1974 – 1978)
    * Apple Pie (1978)
    * Gimme A Break (1981-1987; 2 episodes)
    * Mama's Family as Fran (1983 – 1985)
    * Murder, She Wrote (1985; 1 episode: "Murder Takes the Bus")
    * The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992)
    * The Man in the Brown Suit (1989; TV movie)
    * Children of the Bride (1990; TV movie)
    * Baby of the Bride (1991; TV movie)
    * The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story (TV movie; 1991)
    * The Golden Palace (1992 - 1993)
    * Mother of the Bride (1993; TV movie)
    * Boy Meets World (1993; 1 episode)
    * A Saintly Switch (1999; TV movie)
    * Safe Harbor (1999; 11 episodes)
    * Ladies Man (2000; 2 episodes)
    * Hope & Faith (2005; 1 episode)
    * King of the Hill (2007; 1 episode)
    * Sordid Lives: The Series (2008; 12 episodes)
    * Law & Order (2009; 1 episode)
    * Celebrity Ghost Stories (October 17, 2009 episode)
    * Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (December 2, 2009 episode)

Filmography

    * The Rotten Apple (1961)
    * Angel's Flight (1965)
    * Walk the Angry Beach (1968)
    * Hollywood After Dark (1968)
    * The Unholy Choice (1968)
    * The People Next Door (1970)
    * Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971)
    * They Might Be Giants (1971)
    * The Wickedest Witch (1989)
    * Message from Nam (1993)
    * A Christmas to Remember (1995)
    * Dear God (1996)
    * Innocent Victims (TV movie) (1996)
    * Annabelle's Wish (1997)
    * Out to Sea (1997)
    * Starship Troopers (1997)
    * The Fighting Temptations (2003)
    * Back to You and Me (2005)
    * Generation Gap (2008)
 

Johnny Maestro, singer 'Sixteen Candles' dies 70

Johnny Maestro begin his career in the 1950s with The Crests, whose hits included "16 Candles."

Johnny Maestro died of cancer

JOHNNY MAESTRO - Worst That Could Happen

Nan Martin, 'Drew Carey' Actress Nan Martin Dies at 82 - Drew Carey Gossip

Nan Martin
Born: Decatur, Illinois, U.S.
Died: Malibu, California, U.S. (82 years old)

Nan Martin (July 15, 1927 – March 4, 2010) was an American actress who starred in movies and on television.

Born in Decatur, Illinois and raised in Santa Monica, California, her first film role was The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Her other film roles included The Mugger (1958), Doctor Detroit (1983), All of Me (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) where she played the role of Amanda Krueger, the mother of killer Freddy Krueger. Her last film role is in 2005's Thicker than Water.

Martin starred on Mr. Sunshine. Her other well known roles were in the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds and on the soap opera Santa Barbara. She had a recurring role on the ABC hit TV series The Drew Carey Show as Mrs. Lauder. She made many guest appearances on various television series, some of those appearances range from Ben Casey, The Untouchables, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek: The Next Generation  as Victoria Miller in the season 1 episode "Haven", and she played Rose, the secretary of murderer Alex Brady in the Columbo television movie, Murder, Smoke and Shadows.

She appeared on two episodes of The Golden Girls: first as the mean-spirited and nasty Frieda Claxton, who was told to drop dead by Rose Nylund, which she did. She also portrayed Philomena, a friend of Sophia Petrillo's from Sicily, who claimed that Dorothy was really her daughter and not Sophia's.

Death of Nan Martin
Nan Martin died of complications of emphysema.
Nan Martin was 82 years old at the time of her death.

Nan Martin on Drew Carey Show as Mrs. Lauder (Boss)
(first 1 minute)

Alexander McQueen, fashion designer, dies at 40

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (March 16, 1969 – February 11, 2010) was an English fashion designer known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics. McQueen worked as the head designer at Givenchy for five years before founding the Alexander McQueen and McQ labels. McQueen's dramatic designs, worn by celebrities including Rihanna, Björk and Lady Gaga, met with critical acclaim and earned him the British Fashion Designer of the Year award on four separate occasions.

Death of Alexander McQueen
McQueen's death was announced on 11 February 2010, shortly after he was found dead at his home on Green Street, London W1, where paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. McQueen's death came days before London Fashion Week, although McQueen was not scheduled to show. The Associated Press reported that the circumstances of the death indicated a possible suicide; Police have stated that the death was not suspicious, but have not confirmed that the death was a suicide.

On 3 February 2010, he wrote on his Twitter page that his mother had died the day before, adding: "RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx." Four days later he wrote that he had had an "awful week" but said "friends have been great", adding: "now i have to some how pull myself together". Her funeral is due to take place on 12 February 2010.

Former 'Boston Legal' Star Justin Mentell Dies in a Car Crash 27

Justin Michael Mentell (December 16, 1982 – February 1, 2010) was an American artist and actor.

Mentell was a member of the cast of television dramedy Boston Legal as Garrett Wells. He played the role from the end of the first season through February 2006. His 2009 projects included Death Walks the Streets and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced live-action/CGI family feature G-Force for Walt Disney Pictures, which was released in theaters July 24, 2009.

Death of Justin Mentell
On February 1, 2010, Mentell died in a car crash near Mineral Point, Wisconsin. According to the Iowa County Sheriff's Department, Mentell, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene around 9 a.m. The accident was said to have taken place around 3:30 a.m. after his 2005 Jeep left the roadway on Highway 39, went down an embankment and struck two trees. It is believed that he had fallen asleep at the wheel, though his Jeep was not discovered until later in the day by a passing farmer who alerted authorities. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle

James Mitchell from 'All My Children' dies 89

James Mitchell (February 29, 1920 – January 22, 2010) was an American actor and dancer. Although he is best-known to television audiences as Palmer Cortlandt on the soap opera All My Children (1979 – 2009), theatre and dance historians remember him as one of Agnes de Mille's leading dancers. Mitchell's skill at combining dance and acting was considered something of a novelty; in 1959, the critic Olga Maynard singled him out as "an important example of the new dancer-actor-singer in American ballet", pointing to his interpretive abilities and "masculine" technique Personal life Mitchell's longtime partner was the Oscar award-winning costume designer Albert Wolsky Death of James Mitchell James Mitchell died on January 22, 2010, in Los Angeles, a matter of weeks before what would have been his 90th birthday. His death came after suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.
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