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Mitchell Flint, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot during World War II who later became a founding member of Israel’s legendary first fighter squadron and flew dozens of missions on behalf of the fledgling Jewish state during its 1948 War of Independence, died of natural causes on Saturday (September 16) at his home in Los Angeles.


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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91...

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Hugh Hefner, American founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91.

Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles, from natural causes.

Hefner began publishing Playboy in his kitchen in 1953. It became the largest-selling men's magazine in the world, shifting seven million copies a month at its peak.

Cooper Hefner, his son, said he would be "greatly missed by many".

He paid tribute to his father's "exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer," and called him an advocate for free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.

Hefner's trailblazing magazine helped make nudity more acceptable in mainstream publications, despite emerging at a time when US states could legally ban contraceptives.

It also made him a multi-millionaire, spawning a business empire that included casinos and nightclubs.

The first edition featured a set of nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe originally shot for a 1949 calendar that Hefner had bought for $200.

The silk pyjama-clad mogul became famous for his hedonism, dating and marrying Playboy models, and throwing decadent parties at the luxurious Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.

Hugh Hefner - silk pyjamas and all - was a character who divided America.

Was he really the godfather of the sexual revolution, or just a dirty old man?

A louche purveyor of corrupting smut, or an enlightened publisher of contemporary literature?

Feminists, and others, accused him of reducing women to sexual objects - if not de facto prostitutes - at the Playboy mansion.

But then there was also his support for racial integration and gay rights, along with a hefty dollop of great writing and agenda-setting interviews.

In short, he was a character more complex than tabloid editors allowed.

And in terms of sexual mores his early permissiveness - daring or shocking depending on your taste - now seems, if not quite quaint, then certainly not unusual.

In that respect Hugh Hefner was ahead of his time, for good or ill.

He claimed to have slept with more than 1,000 women, and credited the impotence drug Viagra with maintaining his libido.

"I am a kid in a candy store," Hefner famously said. "I dreamed impossible dreams, and the dreams turned out beyond anything I could possibly imagine. I'm the luckiest cat on the planet."

From 2005-10, a reality TV show called "The Girls Next Door" showcased Hefner's libertine lifestyle - and the harem of young blonde women who shared it.

Friends of Hefner and former Playboy models have been paying tribute to him.

Pamela Anderson, who appeared on the cover of Playboy 15 times, said on Instagram: "You gave me my life... I'm in such deep shock."

Civil rights figure Rev Jesse Jackson tweeted: "Hugh Hefner was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. We shall never forget him."

In 2012, aged 86, Hefner married his third wife Crystal Harris - who was 60 years his junior.

Though critics saw Playboy as a byword for sleaze, its founder - who was born into a strict Methodist family - never shared that view.

"I've never thought of Playboy quite frankly as a sex magazine," Hefner told CNN in 2002. "I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient."

Hefner faced obscenity charges in 1963 for publishing and distributing Playboy, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

The magazine's most significant interviewees included civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, Beatle John Lennon, and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.

Its huge sales were certainly driven by glossy colour pictures of nude "playmates", but it also developed a reputation for fine writing, with Norman Mailer, Kingsley Amis, Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, Vladimir Nabokov, Margaret Atwood and Ray Bradbury among its contributors.

Their contributions allowed men to say they did not buy the magazine only for the pictures.

In the 1980s, competition from publications carrying more explicit photos saw Playboy's circulation decline, and Hefner himself suffered a stroke in 1985.

His daughter Christie took over Playboy Enterprises four years later, and Hefner retreated to his mansion, living with a bevy of women. Cooper Hefner took on a major role in the company in 2014 after Christie stepped down in 2009.

The magazine decided to scrap nudity in March 2016, but reversed its decision earlier this year.

A neighbour of Hefner's in August last year bought the Playboy mansion for $100m, but agreed Hefner could continue to live there until he died.

Born in 1926 in Chicago, Hefner served in the US Army in the mid-1940s. He graduated with a degree in psychology and worked as a copywriter for men's magazine Esquire before borrowing $8,000 to start Playboy in 1953.

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The king of sloppy pussy. He must have had a doctor to hand making sure the girls were disease free. Died of old age.

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Tom Petty has died:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/entertai ... conscious-

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Report: Tom Petty pulled off life support after being found unconscious
Petty was not breathing and was in full cardiac arrest

By Ken Haddad
Posted: 3:09 PM, October 02, 2017
Updated: 3:58 PM, October 02, 2017

DETROIT - Tom Petty was found unconscious Sunday night and was rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports Petty was not breathing and was in full cardiac arrest.

Petty was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support, TMZ reports.

TMZ reports Petty is brain dead and will be pulled off life support. Petty has not died, as of 4 p.m. Monday.

Petty, 66, is best known for being the lead singer of "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers," with several hits to his credit.

Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty was born and raised in Florida.

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I used to work with a guy (named Terry) that played football at the University of Florida. Terry is a BIG guy. He played lineman and was a bench warmer but loved playing the game. He told me an anecdote about when he was back in college that involved Tom Petty. Petty was born and grew up in Gainesville (where the U of F is) and briefly worked on the ground crew for the U of F. Petty also played with some local bands in the area. Through Petty being in this band he got to know some players on the football team and would hang out with them at times. Terry said that Petty was a skinny little shit that thought he was a smart aleck, but they tolerated him hanging around. One night when they were hanging out on the upper level porch/balcony of an apartment building drinking beers, Petty said something especially snarky. Terry took offense at it, grabbed Petty and dangled him off the balcony by his feet. :lol:

I loved Petty's music and his attitude to things.

I remember after 9/11, Petty and his band played in the 9/11 tribute/fundraiser.
Some of the presenters/announcers/bands made touchy-feely statements that I suspect were intended not to "provoke" anti-Islamic sentiment.
I think that the bands were told not to play anything militaristic.

Petty chose to play this:



Not militaristic....played it low key, but in his own way, he still chose to send a message. Tom did not back down.

RIP Tom.

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Seems to be some confusion about Tom Petty's death. New updates are claiming he is still clinging to life...

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rocker Tom Petty was reported on Monday to be clinging to life in a southern California hospital after conflicting reports that he had died.

CBS News, citing Los Angeles Police Department, had earlier reported that Petty, 66, had died. The LAPD later said on Twitter that it has “no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.”

Celebrity website TMZ.com, citing unidentified sources, reported later that Petty was not expected to live much longer but was “still clinging to life.”

Representatives for the singer did not return calls for comment or confirmation on Petty’s condition.

TMZ.com said earlier that Petty was rushed to hospital on Sunday night after being found unconscious, not breathing and in cardiac arrest. The website said he had been placed on life support, and that his family has a do not resuscitate order.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it had responded to a call in Malibu on Sunday and had transported a male to the hospital. A spokeswoman gave no further details.

Rock singer Petty, best known for hits like “Free Fallin,'” “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and “American Girl,” was on a 40th anniversary tour of the United States with his band The Heartbreakers, playing three dates in September at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

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Rock and Roll legend Fats Domino dies aged 89...

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Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89.

The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain't That A Shame and Blueberry Hill.

The New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records, outselling every 1950s rock and roll act except Elvis Presley.

His million-selling debut single, The Fat Man, is credited by some as the first ever rock and roll record.

An official from New Orleans coroner's office confirmed the death, which was earlier announced by Domino's daughter to a local television station.

Fats Domino - whose real name was Antoine Domino Jr - was one of the first rhythm and blues artists to gain popularity with a white audience and his music was most prolific in the 1950s.

Domino had a string of number ones and more than 30 top 40 hits.

His music is also credited as a key influence on artists during the 1960s and 70s.

Elvis Presley referred to Fats Domino as "the real king of rock n roll" and Paul McCartney reportedly wrote the Beatles song Lady Madonna in emulation of his style.

In 1986 he was among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but by his later life Domino would no longer leave his Louisiana hometown - not even to accept the award.

New Orleans-born musician and actor Harry Connick Jr is among those who have paid tribute to Domino on Twitter, saying he had "helped pave the way for New Orleans piano players".

Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr was born in New Orleans on 26 Feb 1928, the son of a violinist. His parents were of Creole origin, and French Creole was spoken in the family.

He was musically inclined from an early age and learned piano from his brother in law, the jazz banjo player, Harrison Verrett.

He was given his nickname by bandleader Bill Diamond for whom he was playing piano in honky-tonks as a teenager. He said the youngster's technique reminded him of two other great piano players, Fats Waller and Fats Pichon.

Domino left school at the age of 14 to work in a bedspring factory by day, and play in bars by night. He was soon accompanying such New Orleans luminaries as Professor Longhair and Amos Milburn.

In the mid-1940s, he joined trumpeter Dave Bartholomew's band, and the two co-wrote Domino's first hit The Fat Man. Suddenly, the New Orleans sound became popular nationwide.

In an interview with the BBC in 1973, Domino spoke about his early life.

He said: "I was 17 when I made my first record in 1949. I never thought about being professional. I used to work in a lumberyard and that's where I first heard a number on a jukebox and I liked it. It was a piano number. It was called 'Swanee River Boogie' by Albert Ammonds."

Despite both musical heavyweights coming from New Orleans, Fats Domino said he only met Louis Armstrong twice in his life.

He told the BBC in a later interview: "I liked the way he was singing 'Blueberry Hill'. See, a lot of people think I wrote 'Blueberry Hill' but I didn't.

"That number was wrote in 1927 and I recorded that song in 1957. We just put a different background and I just sing it the way it would fit me and it came out great for me."

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New York (AFP) – Fats Domino, whose rollicking rhythm and blues piano helped give birth to rock ‘n’ roll, has died in his lifelong home of New Orleans, the coroner said Wednesday. He was 89.
Domino, who had made few public appearances over the past decade, died Tuesday morning of natural causes, said Gerry Cvitanovich, Jefferson Parish Coroner.

“He was true to his new Orleans roots and he was a real legend,” he said.

Domino’s daughter earlier announced the death to a local television station, saying that the rock legend died peacefully around family.

Domino was a fixture in New Orleans, where he had soaked up the influences of the musical melting pot and, even after gaining fame, stayed in his old neighborhood where he would sometimes sleep outside in a hammock.

In his heyday he was considered a rival to Elvis Presley as the king of rock ‘n’ roll. But with a natural shyness, the self-effacing Domino faded in prominence by the mid-1960s as a crop of swaggering rock stars came to dominate pop culture.

Born as Antoine Domino, he picked up his nickname early — which was cemented by the success of 1949’s “The Fat Man,” one of the legendary early tracks of rock ‘n’ roll with his rhythm-and-blues piano backed up by an energetic back-beat.

He later recorded some of the greatest hits of the 1950s, which became omnipresent on the jukeboxes of America, such as “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill.”

Domino was part of the first group of musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 alongside Presley and Chuck Berry.

Domino was briefly unaccounted for when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005. He was evacuated and a year later released a final album, “Alive and Kicking,” to benefit artists hit by the tragedy.






RIP Antoine.


Opps. Mac just beat me to it.

I will not delete this since 2 posts for Fats are appropriate.

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2:56 PM PST 11/9/2017 by Duane Byrge , Mike Barnes

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The Texan played the stuffy (but lovable) character on the Tom Selleck starrer, winning an Emmy in 1987, and appeared in 'Chinatown' and 'Blazing Saddles.'

John Hillerman, the actor who made a career out of playing snooty types, including Tom Selleck's fastidious estate caretaker Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died Thursday. He was 84.

Hillerman, who received four Emmy nominations in consecutive years for portraying Higgins and won in 1987, died at his home in Houston, family spokeswoman Lori De Waal told the Associated Press. She said the cause of death had not been determined.

His Higgins character was a natural extension of a part he played on the TV detective show Ellery Queen: Simon Brimmer, a radio personality and affected gent who fancied himself a savvy sleuth. Ironically, Hillerman, who often played condescending characters with more than a touch of the Tory Brit — the Mayfair accent — was a Texan from a tiny railroad town, the son of a gas station owner.

Hillerman also appeared as Higgins on episodes of Murder, She Wrote and Simon & Simon.

The actor also was recognized for his character on the 1977-78 sitcom The Betty White Show, in which he played the star's director and former spouse; as Sandy Duncan's father on Valerie's Family: The Hogans; and as Bonnie Franklin's crusty boss Mr. Connors at a PR firm on One Day at a Time.

Hillerman received his first onscreen credit in 1971 at the relatively advanced age of 39 off a part in the 1971 Western Lawman. Also that year, he had a small role as a teacher in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show.

Later, he appeared for the director in What's Up, Doc? (1972), Paper Moon (1973) and At Long Last Love (1975).

Hillerman had roles in many top films, including such hits as Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles (1974), where he played a chap named Howard Johnson, and Roman Polanski's noir classic Chinatown (1974), as Russ Yelburton, deputy chief of the water department.

Hillerman also performed in High Plains Drifter (1973), Lucky Lady (1975), Audrey Rose (1977) and another Brooks' film, History of the World: Part I (1981) and A Very Brady Sequel (1996).

John Benedict Hillerman was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Denison, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for three years before serving four years in the Air Force. During his tour of duty, he worked with theatrical groups. Upon his discharge, he moved to New York City to study at the American Theatre Wing.

He landed his first professional theatrical role in Middleton, Ohio, and went on to appear in productions at The Cincinnati Playhouse; it was there that he honed his British accent and natty style.,' Dies at 84


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RIP Mr. Hillerman.

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