Hank Aaron dies 86

Henry Louis Aaron (February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021), nicknamed “Hammer” or “Hammerin’ Hank”, was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1954 through 1976. He spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL).

Aaron is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His 755 career home runs broke the long-standing MLB record set by Babe Ruth and stood as the most for 33 years; Aaron still holds many other MLB batting records. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its list of the “100 Greatest Baseball Players”. In 1982, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

Hank Aaron cause of death

Aaron died in Atlanta in his sleep on January 22, 2021, at the age of 86, 14 days before his 87th birthday. The manner of death was listed as natural causes. His funeral was held on January 27, followed by his burial at South-View Cemetery.

Aaron suffered from arthritis and had a partial hip replacement after a fall in 2014.

Aaron publicly received a COVID-19 vaccination on January 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine at Atlanta, Georgia. He and several other African American public figures, including activist Joe Beasley, Andrew Young, and Louis Sullivan did so to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine and encourage other Black Americans to do the same.

Randy Parton, country singer-songwriter, Dolly’s Brother, Dies 67

Randel Huston Parton (December 15, 1953 – January 21, 2021), known professionally as Randy Parton, was an American singer-songwriter, actor and businessman.

He was the younger brother of Dolly Parton.

Parton was the first person to record the song “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)” in 1982. Two years later, in 1984, the band Alabama recorded it, and became the group’s 12th straight No. 1 single. Also in 1984, Parton sang a song for the Rhinestone soundtrack; his sister Dolly starred in the film. He also played bass for his sister.

Randy Parton Cause of Death

Randy Parton died of cancer on January 21, 2021, at age 67.

Randy Parton – Roll On (from Pop Goes the Country)

Jimmie Rodgers, Singer, ‘Honeycomb’, ‘Kisses Sweeter than Wine’ Dies 87

Not to be confused with the other Jimmie Rodgers, a Country singer who passed in 1933, aged 35.

James Frederick Rodgers (September 18, 1933 – January 18, 2021) was an American singer. Rodgers had a run of hits and mainstream popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. His string of crossover singles ranked highly on the Billboard Pop Singles, Hot Country and Western Sides, and Hot Rhythm and Blues Sides charts; in the 1960s, Rodgers had more modest successes with adult contemporary music.

He is not directly related to the earlier country singer Jimmie C. Rodgers, who died the same year the younger Rodgers was born. Among country audiences, and in his official songwriting credits, the younger Rodgers is often known as Jimmie F. Rodgers to differentiate the two.

In the summer of 1957, he recorded his own version of “Honeycomb”. The tune was Rodgers’ biggest hit, staying on the top of the charts for four weeks. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA.

Over the following year he had a number of other hits that reached the Top 10 on the charts: “Kisses Sweeter than Wine”, “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling in Love Again”, “Secretly”, and “Are You Really Mine”. Other hits include “Bo Diddley”, “Bimbombey”, “Ring-a-ling-a-lario”, “Tucumcari”, “Tender Love and Care (T.L.C)”, and a version of Waltzing Matilda as a film tie-in with the apocalyptic movie On the Beach.

Jimmie Rodgers cause of death

Jimmie Rodgers died of kidney disease and. Aldo he had tested positive for Covid-19

Jimmy Rodgers “Honeycomb” 1957

Jimmie Rodgers-Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, 1957 TV

Jimmie Rodgers:Falling in Love Again, Honeycomb, 1970’s

Peter Mark Richman, American Actor, Dies 93

Peter Mark Richman (born Marvin Jack Richman; April 16, 1927 – January 14, 2021) was an American actor in films and on television, who was for many years credited as Mark Richman. He appeared in about 30 films and 130 television series from the 1950s before his retirement in 2011.

He had a recurring role on Three’s Company (1978–1979) as Chrissy’s father, Rev. Luther Snow.

His television credits include Hawaii Five O, Justice, The Fall Guy, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Stoney Burke, Breaking Point, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, Blue Light, The Invaders, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The Silent Force, Get Christie Love!, The Bionic Woman, Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Three’s Company, and Matlock. He was often seen on Mission: Impossible and Combat!, as well as other shows of that era. He appeared as Ralph Offenhouse in Star Trek: The Next Generation’s first season episode “The Neutral Zone”. Richman starred in the penultimate filmed episode of The Twilight Zone, titled “The Fear”. He voiced The Phantom in the animated series Defenders of the Earth.

Richman cause of death

Richman died of natural causes in Woodland Hills, California, on January 14, 2021, at the age of 93.

Tommy Lasorda, American Hall of Fame baseball manager, dies 93

Thomas Charles Lasorda (September 22, 1927 – January 7, 2021) was an American professional baseball pitcher and manager. He managed the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1976 through 1996. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997.

Lasorda played in MLB for the Dodgers in 1954 and 1955 and for the Kansas City Athletics in 1956. He coached for the Dodgers from 1973 through 1976 before taking over as manager. Lasorda won two World Series championships as manager of the Dodgers and was named the Manager of the Year of the National League (NL) twice. His uniform number 2 was retired by the Dodgers.

Tommy Lasorda Cause of Death

On June 3, 2012, at age 84, Lasorda was hospitalized in New York City after suffering a heart attack. The heart attack was not considered to be overly serious. On November 8, 2020, Lasorda was hospitalized for heart problems and was reported to be “in serious condition” in intensive care. The Dodgers didn’t make the announcement public about his hospitalization until a week later. On December 1, 2020, Lasorda was taken out of the intensive care unit as his condition continued to improve. After being released from the hospital on January 5, 2021, he entered sudden cardiac arrest at his home two days later and was rushed back to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead that night. He was 93. Numerous buildings in Los Angeles were illuminated in blue in tribute to Lasorda, including City Hall, Staples Center, and the Banc of California Stadium; at Dodger Stadium, flags were flown at half-staff.

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones, Dancer, dies 65

Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones or Adolfo Gordon Quiñones (May 11, 1955 – December 30, 2020), known professionally as Shabba Doo, was an American actor, dancer, and choreographer of African American and Puerto Rican descent. Quiñones is perhaps best known for his role as Orlando “Ozone” in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin’ and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

He was also a founding member of the Original Lockers street dancing group and one of the Soul Train Gang dancers on the landmark R&B music series.

He had a younger sister, Fawn Quiñones, who was also a dancer, and frequently featured on the musical variety television program Soul Train.

He died at age 65 on December 30, 2020 at his home.

SHABBA-DOO MONTAGE

Breakin’ Movie CLIP – Shabba Doo as Ozone (Chinese writings on his back)
Ice-T on the mic (on stage).

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann On ‘Gilligan’s Island’, Dies Of Covid, 82

Dawn Elberta Wells (October 18, 1938 – December 30, 2020) was an American actress who became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island.

Wells married Larry Rosen, a talent agent, in 1962. The couple had no children and were divorced in 1967.

In 2018, a GoFundMe page was set up to help Wells cope with financial trouble.

Wells passed away on December 30, 2020 in Los Angeles over COVID-19 complications.

Top 10 Mary Ann Looks!

Pierre Cardin, Fashion Designer, Dies 98

Pierre Cardin (born Pietro Costante Cardin (2 July 1922 – 29 December 2020), was an Italian-born naturalised-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.

He was designated a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, and a United Nations FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.

Cardin died on 29 December 2020, at the American Hospital of Paris, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, at the age of 98. No cause of death was given.

Phyllis McGuire, Last of McGuire Sisters, Dies 89

The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. The group was composed of three sisters:

  • Ruby Christine McGuire (July 30, 1926 – December 28, 2018)
  • Dorothy “Dottie” McGuire (February 13, 1928 – September 7, 2012)
  • Phyllis Jean McGuire (February 14, 1931 – December 29, 2020)

Among their most popular songs are “Sincerely” and “Sugartime”, both number-one hits.

On September 7, 2012, Dorothy McGuire died at her son’s home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease and age-related dementia; she was 84. Dorothy’s husband of 54 years, Lowell Williamson, died six months later on February 25, 2013, after sustaining a fractured back from a fall; he was 89.

Christine McGuire died in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 28, 2018, at the age of 92. No cause of death was given.

Phyllis McGuire, the last surviving member of the trio, died peacefully at her estate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 29, 2020, of natural causes; she was 89.

The McGuire Sisters – Sugartime

The McGuire Sisters – Sincerely

Jon Huber, Pro-wrestler, Brodie Lee, Luke Harper, Dies 41

Jonathan Huber (December 16, 1979 – December 26, 2020) was an American professional wrestler and actor. He was best known for his time in WWE under the ring names Luke Harper and Harper. He was also known for his short time in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Mr. Brodie Lee or simply Brodie Lee.

Huber died at the age of 41 on December 26, 2020. His wife said he had been treated for a non-COVID lung issue at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit since late October 2020.

Brodie Lee (with beard) TNT Championship Match – 8/22/20 (4 months before death)