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Oh, wow. I would agree that he is the current titleholder in this category. Still no A-list celebrities, though.
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A tiger, actually.

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Yes, he did magic with live tigers.
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:45 AM
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WHITE tigers.


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Old 05-09-2020, 02:22 PM
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A tiger couldn't maul his ass to death, but 'rona. . ..
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:22 PM
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Roy Horn was the first person on this list that I've easily recognized.
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:57 PM
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Roy Horn was the first person on this list that I've easily recognized.
I've definitely heard of Siegfried and Roy, but couldn't have told you Roy's full name, or even if Roy was his first or last name.
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I have never heard of any of those listed, at least to the point that I would recognize the name without having it explained. I never heard of John Prine, and I wouldn't know who Roy Horn was without being told that he was a animal trainer/showman.

It's a tendency I need to fight against - saying "why the heck are we doing all the things we are doing? Nobody I know has the disease, nobody I ever heard of has died, everyone who died seems to be very old, and yet here we are all sitting at home because of it."

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One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is just a statistic.
It's very sad that these people died. But it doesn't feel very real to me.

It's too bad, and maybe I am not as sympathetic as I should be. But I opened the thread specifically to see if anyone I ever heard of had died, and there isn't anyone.

RIP to all who died.

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As of 2007 they still had their tigers at the MGM in Las Vegas . Probably not there now.
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It's very sad that these people died. But it doesn't feel very real to me....
My uncle and aunt died. It feels real to me.
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I'm gonna say Roy, for sure. I mean who hasn't heard of Siegfried and Roy?
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I'm gonna say Roy, for sure. I mean who hasn't heard of Siegfried and Roy?
Probably anyone born after 1990.
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Probably anyone born after 1990.
God only knows how, but my 14 year old knew who he was and he was born three years after Horn was attacked by the tiger. He didn't learn about him from me! I think Siegfried & Roy are just part of the zeitgeist.
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My uncle and aunt died. It feels real to me.

Wow. My condolences.
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This cartoon was in my local paper today.

https://lasvegassun.com/photoarchive...artoon/795197/
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I'm kind of wondering if some of the famous people lately dying "of natural causes" or other causes are being intentionally misreported by the family, just to avoid the circus and baggage of covid and sneak unde the radar . Kind of like Asimov back in the day.
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What baggage? I'd think they'd want to be identified as a casualty of the pandemic. It's not like Rock Hudson or something like that where there was a stigma.
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What baggage? .
What were the symptoms? How did He/She get it? At Home? At the store? Was He/She wearing a mask at all appropriate times? Do you find anyone to blame for the death?

I wouldn't wanna deal with that shit when someone died.
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But if someone dies of cancer or heart disease, we can wonder about their eating/drinking/smoking habits. If in a car crash, whether they were being careful enough. There aren't that many "blameless" deaths.
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I had to look twice. Phillip Kahn was only famous to his family and friends, but Philippe Kahn (not, as far as I know, dead) has a very similar name.
Phillip Kahn is (was) not a recognizable celebrity. I posted about him because he and his twin brother died about 100 years apart, him from COVID-19 and his twin brother from the pandemic in 1918. Newsworthy.
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Godspeed, Annie Glenn.

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