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Goodbye, Chester Bennington

(March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017)

Linkin Park frontman and former Stone Temple Pilots singer Chester Bennington’s body was discovered this morning at his home in California. He died of apparent suicide by hanging. Linkin Park was set to embark on a tour beginning next week, and had just released a video for their new single, “Talking To Myself,” this morning.

Goodbye, George A. Romero

(February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017)

Few people have impacted the horror genre like George A. Romero. Much of today’s zombie craze can be attributed to Romero’s work in Night of the Living Dead and other related films. He also wrote and directed The Crazies and Monkey Shines, directed Creepshow, and was a contributing producer of the Tales from the Darkside television series.

If you have never seen the original Night of the Living Dead from 1968, block off some time to watch it today.

Goodbye, Adam West

(September 19, 1928 – June 10, 2017)

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He didn’t have to go around telling everyone he was Batman. Everyone knew. The star of the 1960s television show that made the Caped Crusader a household name, Adam West has died at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukemia.

Goodbye, Gregg Allman

(December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)

Founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman passed away today from liver cancer.

Goodbye, Jim Bunning

(October 23, 1931 – May 26, 2017)

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Nine-time All-Star and former United States Senator, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning passed away yesterday. He was the second pitcher to collect 100 victories and 1000 strikeouts in both the American and National Leagues, threw a perfect game, and one of just seven pitchers to throw a no-hitter for two different teams. In fifteen years on the Hall of Fame ballot, Bunning never received the necessary 75% support from the BBWAA. He fell four votes short in 1988, his twelfth year on the ballot. He was finally inducted in 1996 via the Veterans Committee.

A few years ago, Gary Cieradowski did a great piece on Bunning at The Infinite Baseball Card Set.

Goodbye, Chris Cornell

(July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017)

One of the most talented hard rock singers of the past few decades, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell has passed. Police are investigating his death as an apparent suicide.

Goodbye, Erin Moran

(October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017)

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Erin Moran, who played Richie Cunningham’s little sister Joanie on Happy Days, was found dead today in Indiana. She was 56 years old. Happy Days was one of my favorite television shows growing up. Her TV brother and the Fonz have both posted brief thoughts on Twitter:

No word yet how Chachi is handling the news.

Goodbye, John Hurt

(January 22, 1940 – January 27, 2017)

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Veteran actor John Hurt succumbed cancer at age 77. His career dates back to the 1960s; his notable recent roles included the War Doctor in the Doctor Who television series and Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.

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Goodbye, Bob Lemke

(d. January 3, 2017)

bob lemkeBob Lemke was an icon in the baseball card industry, serving as a writer, editor, and publisher for Baseball Cards Magazine for many years. He has been blogging since 2009, and his custom cards have been an inspiration to other bloggers. Not content with shoddy work, he would tinker with a custom card—both front and back—until he was satisfied with it before publishing. He will be sorely missed by the baseball card collecting community.

Greg of Night Owl Cards wrote a very nice post about Mr. Lemke and his work in the industry.

If you are not familiar with Mr. Lemke’s blog, visit boblemke.blogspot.com and be prepared to learn a lot.

Goodbye, Carrie Fisher

(October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)

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