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British actor Derek Fowlds, best known as either Mr Derek the co-host and butt of Basil Brush's jokes; Sir Bernard Woolley, the quietly weird Private Secretary in the satirical sitcom Yes Minister; or Sergeant Blaketon in the long running period-set soapy drama Heartbeat; has died aged 82.
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The Kansas City Royals have announced that former owner David Glass died last week (Jan 9) at age 84.
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Televangelist Jack van Impe spent decades telling his audience how current events were harbingers of the End Times. Which still hadn't arrived when he died yesterday just a few weeks shy of turning 89.

No Rapture for him!

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Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage during a performance at age 71.
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NEXT TIME ON DRAGON BALL Z!!!.. uh, no next time for the narrador of Dragon Ball Z.

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The anime community loses a highly-respected member of its universe today, as voice actor Brice Armstrong has passed away at the age of 84.

Known mostly for his narration of the stateside version of the Dragon Ball, Armstrong was also the voice for characters in the Dragon Ball Z series; Captain Ginyu and Lord Slug, specifically. Most fans will remember his narration voice and ability to vary his vocals to fit the needs of the anime.
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Televangelist Jack van Impe spent decades telling his audience how current events were harbingers of the End Times. Which still hadn't arrived when he died yesterday just a few weeks shy of turning 89.

No Rapture for him!
I loved his show. No rapture, but he'll be up there.
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Terry Jones, 'Monty Python' star, dead at 77
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Still, very sad. He directed all the Monty Python movies I think.
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He directed all the Monty Python movies I think.
Not And Now for Something Completely Different, which was directed by Ian McNaughton, who directed most of the TV episodes.
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Still, very sad. He directed all the Monty Python movies I think.
Co-directed Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam.
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And coming just a few weeks after frequent Python collaborator Neil Innes died.
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His imdb page currently lists his cause of death as "dementia".
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His imdb page currently lists his cause of death as "dementia".
Yes, he had a type of dementia that takes speech first. The rest just kind of faded away over the course of a few years. Very sad for such a great conversationalist and intelligent person to fade away.
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But dementia is not really a cause of death, as such.
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He's not dead. He's just pining for the fjords.

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And coming just a few weeks after frequent Python collaborator Neil Innes died.
I just binge-watched the 40th anniversary collection this weekend and he had a few good mentions and comments as parts of it.
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So, uh, did anyone have beloved corporate mascot Mr Peanut? Probably not, given he was worth zero points, but still... could be a unique pick.

"It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Mr. Peanut has died at 104. In the ultimate selfless act, he sacrificed himself to save his friends when they needed him most. Please pay your respects with #RIPeanut"

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But dementia is not really a cause of death, as such.
People with advanced dementia cannot take care of themselves. While its not a direct cause of death like say pneumonia, it is a contributing factor.
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Sonny Grosso who as a real life NYPD detective inspired the French Connection dies at 89.

He later became a technical advisor, actor and producer.

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So, uh, did anyone have beloved corporate mascot Mr Peanut? Probably not, given he was worth zero points, but still... could be a unique pick.

"It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Mr. Peanut has died at 104. In the ultimate selfless act, he sacrificed himself to save his friends when they needed him most. Please pay your respects with #RIPeanut"

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No but another Doper just picked him as their avatar. Coincidence? we'll never know.
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But dementia is not really a cause of death, as such.
Alzheimer's certainly can be a direct cause of death. In its advanced stages, it eats away at the brain's ability to maintain and regulate basic bodily functions.

Usually something else kills them first, due to their physically weakened state, but not always.

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Apparently it didn't time out after all.

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A warning sign of dementia? When you forget you already said something and repeat yourself.
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The memory is the first thing to go, and I can't remember the second thing.

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Yes, he had a type of dementia that takes speech first. The rest just kind of faded away over the course of a few years. Very sad for such a great conversationalist and intelligent person to fade away.
That's the kind of dementia my mother had. I hate that my favorite Python had it too.
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As the Titans were losing in the playoffs, Tennessean columnist David Climer, a big fan and apparently well known in Nashville, ended up losing his own battle.
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This was mentioned in the theme thread, but not here:

John Karlen of Dark Shadows fame.
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John Karlen of Dark Shadows fame.
And also of Cagney & Lacey fame, for which he was nominated three times for an Emmy and won once. It was often said that what made Tyne Daly so beautiful and beloved on that show was the way John Karlen played her husband.
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I suppose that Barnabas, er, "outlived" many of his, er, "assistants".
But he may have played more different rolls <checks Wiki> I was right; twice as many.


The one thing that always got me with that show was how often the same faces got new names and stories.
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Loved him as Willie.
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I just binge-watched the 40th anniversary collection this weekend and he had a few good mentions and comments as parts of it.
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