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The Rest In Peace thread: Hugh Downs, July 1, 2020

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4 hours ago, XB-70A said:

No... just no ;.;

 

 

I just saw.... ;.;
RIP, sir

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Ladyhawke is one of my favourite movies, because I am just an old romantic at heart.  R.I.P. Rutger Hauer.

 

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Singer Eddie Money died this morning of esophageal cancer at age 70. I hope he has his “Two tickets to Paradise” in hand...

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On 9/16/2019 at 9:16 AM, TheSaint said:

Ric Ocasek of The Cars died yesterday. One of my favorite bands in the 80s. Can't believe he was 75.

Ah, you beat me to it. Heard about it on the news last night, kept meaning to post about it here. And yeah, 75?!? Wow.

I’m sure he’d want everyone to let the good times roll...

E: Update: cause-of-death was heart disease. Apparently he had a heart procedure recently, and was recovering when he was found unresponsive in his apartment 

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Just learnt it, but... Sigmund Jähn died yesterday. Originally a MiG-21 pilot in the Luftstreitkräfte, he became the first German to go in space, reaching and living aboard Salyut 6 in 1978.

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I still have his 1/72 MiG-21 Revell model to build one day ;.;

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A great loss.

I know there is a general thread for deaths, but he deserves his own.

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The first spacewalk, and one of the five to realise the first international spaceflight, he was the one I was the most interested about in the Soviet space program.

 I took a shot of his plate in Titusville this year:

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A nice tribute:

 

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The book The Two sides of the Moon about the growing friendship of Alexei Leonov and an initially wary David Scott gives a brilliant insight into what a pleasant, civilised person Alexei Leonov was.

R.I.P. the first human to walk in space.

 

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It was announced today that cosmonaut Alexi Leonov, first space walker (Eva) on voskhood 2 and commander of soviet Soyuz during the Apollo - Soyuz mission passed away today. Another space hero rest among the stars.

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Love this pic (that I just saw moment ago for the first time):

 

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:(

Clear skies, Alexei.  Unquestionably one of the legendaries.

Need to put an Alexei in my current Kerbal campaign in his honor.

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Rest in peace Alexei! You truly were a pioneer and if it wasn't for you, we likely wouldn't have seen the ISS become reality, thanks to EVAs. 

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Alexei Leonov was one of those legendary cosmonauts but also a great artist, I would recommend anyone reading this to look his art up on Google...

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