Obituary thread of notable and obscure folk: Elijah Cummings

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Ahh, no.It has to happen to all of us, but that's gutting.

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7 hours ago, RedMidge said:

Jessye Norman- wonderful dramatic soprano, inspiration to many, died at age 74 years.

RIP.

 

I saw her in a solo performance at the Met in the 80s. I was simply stunned - she was truly a master!

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A spectacular voice coupled with intellectual and emotional sensibility. 

 

Unlike anything I have ever heard.

 

She will be sorely missed.

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I was watching the BBC World News channel between 8.00 and 8.30 this morning and couldn't believe how little time they spent on Jessye Norman's death. They announced it as if it were an afterthought, before they swiftly moved on to something else. If she'd been a rock star, they'd have been all over it.

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RIP Diahann Carol. She was a true trail blazer. read her story, it is worth it.

 

 

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Rock In Peace Ginger Baker

 

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LONDON (AP) — Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, has died at 80, his family says.

Baker’s family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.”

Gary Hibbert, a media representative for Baker’s family, confirmed his death.

Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and become one of the world’s most admired and feared musicians.

With blazing eyes and orange-red hair, and a temperament to match, the London native ranked with The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham as the embodiment of musical and personal fury. 

 

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Another of rock and roll's larger than life's charcters. They don't make them like that anymore. Still, he had a full life.

 

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Tribute to Baker, during his stint with Cream, one of my favorite songs of all time

 

 

 

 

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Actress Juliette Kaplan, who played Pearl in Last Of The Summer Wine, aged 80

 

RIP Pearl

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RIP Elijah Cummings a prince among men.

 

 

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Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.

A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the president's governmental dealings, including probes in 2019 relating to the president's family members serving in the White House.

Trump responded by criticizing the Democrat's district as a "rodent-infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." The comments came weeks after Trump drew bipartisan condemnation following his calls for Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," and go back to their "broken and crime-infested countries."

Cummings replied that government officials must stop making "hateful, incendiary comments" that only serve to divide and distract the nation from its real problems, including mass shootings and white supremacy.

 

 

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