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

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Today we lost Albert Uderzo. "father" of Asterix, by a heart attack at 92.

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Farewell, you made my childhood way happier.

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He also was the co-creator of Tanguy & Laverdure with Charlier.

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My favorite story in the collection, when stolen Harriers are used by a criminal organization to shot down airliners and try to drop a tactical nuclear bomb over Paris.

However, he only draw the first eight albums, Pirates du Ciel being his last. Still, his drawing was incredible.

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Mort Drucker left us yesterday :(

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(1929 - 2020)

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26 minutes ago, XB-70A said:

Mort Drucker left us yesterday :(

What, me worry? ;.;

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Sir Stirling Moss and Tim Brooke-Taylor died yesterday, Tim of covid-19.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, benzman said:

Sir Stirling Moss and Tim Brooke-Taylor died yesterday, Tim of covid-19.

RIP. Both were notable men in their field.

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John Conway, 82, of Covid-19.

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Little Richard:

 

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I'm over a month late, but John Prine passed away on April 7 at age 73, of Covid-19.

 

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Snowbird down an hour ago, latest reports have a pilot dead and one injured.

My wife is saying now that when she heard the Snowbirds were doing a cross-country fly-by tour, she had a feeling there would be a crash.

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17 hours ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Snowbird down an hour ago, latest reports have a pilot dead and one injured.

My wife is saying now that when she heard the Snowbirds were doing a cross-country fly-by tour, she had a feeling there would be a crash.

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Captain Jennifer Casey. She passed away when her CT-114 Tutor went down over Kamloops and hit a house. Pilot ejected (Captain MacDougall) and suffered injuries when he landed on the roof of a house nearby. Currently he's in hospital in stable condition. 

RIP Jennifer, and thanks for the show over Edmonton on Friday. 

More information: https://theaviationist.com/2020/05/18/canadian-forces-capt-jennifer-casey-snowbirds-pao-confirmed-dead-in-snowbirds-ct-114-crash/

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Clarification of some facts.

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114161 was the one imply.

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From a video available online, it appears they entered a dynamic stall at first, followed by the beginning of a spin. Given the angle at which they ejected, I'm really surprised the pilot survived.

Terrible for the the squadron’s public affairs officer ;.;

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1 hour ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Video analysis shows a bird quite close (<1m) to the Snowbird after takeoff, so the possibility of a bird strike causing the crash is being looked into, but has not yet been confirmed 

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From the picture of the plane in the article I would say that may be our best resolution. It's certainly plausible, and a small engine like the one's in the CT-114 could be severely damaged by a bird.

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38 minutes ago, benzman said:

Vera Lynn, the WW2 Forces Sweetheart.

 

Awwww....  ;.;
For those of you that don't know her... you probably do...
Have you seen Kong: Skull Island???
Remember the song at the end?

 

RIP Ma'am

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No, I don't know or remember Vera Lynn. But I do know the name, only because of Pink Floyd

The connection between Pink and Vera is explained in the comments...

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And, just like that, Carl Reiner was gone. One of the funniest people who ever lived. :(

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Ennio Morricone passed away yesterday. He composed some of the most iconic movie scores of the 20th century.

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