J. D. Power III, founder of J.D. Power. dies 89

James David Power III (May 30, 1931 – January 23, 2021) was the founder of the marketing firm J.D. Power and Associates.

Power began conducting customer satisfaction research on April 1, 1968, as founder of the marketing information firm J.D. Power and Associates. Initially, the “Associates” in the firm’s title were his own wife and children. In 1972, the company first drew national attention when Julie P. Power, David Power’s wife, discovered a design flaw in certain Mazda automobiles, which was then publicized by The Wall Street Journal. In the following years, J. D. Power and Associates became well known for its automotive customer satisfaction rankings. Power sold the company to McGraw-Hill in 2005 for an undisclosed amount of money. He also stepped down as chairman but remained active with strategic planning.

Cause of death is not known

Trisha Noble, actress, Star Wars: Episode III, dies 76

Patricia Ann Ruth Noble (3 February 1944 – 23 January 2021) was an Australian singer and actress. Initially performing as Patsy Ann Noble, she was a teenage pop singer in the early 1960s,

In 2005, Noble had a minor role in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as Jobal Naberrie – mother of lead character Padmé Amidala, and thus the maternal grandmother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. Noble’s Star Wars role was expanded somewhat in deleted scenes from Episodes I and II included in home-video releases.

Noble died on Jan. 23, 2021, after what was described as an 18-month battle with mesothelioma.

Patsy Ann Noble – Good Looking Boy

Patsy Ann Noble – It’s Always the Way (1962)

Hal Holbrook, Emmy Winning American actor, dies 95

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Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (February 17, 1925 – January 23, 2021) was an American actor, television director, and writer. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he developed, Mark Twain Tonight!, performing as Mark Twain, while studying at Denison University. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1966 for his portrayal of Twain. He would continue to perform his signature role for over 60 years, only retiring the show in 2017 due to his failing health. Throughout his career, he also won five Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on television and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in film.

Holbrook made his film debut in Sidney Lumet’s The Group (1966). He later gained international fame for his performance as Deep Throat in the 1976 film All the President’s Men. He played Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 miniseries Lincoln and 1985 miniseries North and South. He also appeared in such films as Julia (1977), The Fog (1980), Creepshow (1982), Wall Street (1987), The Firm (1993), Hercules (1997), and Men of Honor (2000).

Holbrook’s role as Ron Franz in Sean Penn’s Into the Wild (2007) earned him both Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, Holbrook received critical acclaim for his performance as recently retired farmer Abner Meecham

In 2003, Holbrook was honored with the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush.

Hal Holbrook Cause of Death

Holbrook died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on January 23, 2021, at age 95; no cause was given. His death was announced more than a week later, on February 2. He was buried in McLemoresville Cemetery in McLemoresville, Tennessee, alongside his wife, Dixie Carter.

Larry King, talk show host, dies 87

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Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television host, radio host, and paid spokesman, whose work was recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s, and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. From 2012 to 2020, he hosted Larry King Now which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America. He continued to host Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show which aired weekly on the same two channels from 2013 until his death in 2021.

Larry King cause of death

On January 2, 2021, it was revealed that King had been hospitalized 10 days earlier in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. On January 23, 2021, he died at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Larry King Will Not Die At 75! – CONAN on TBS

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

Dustin Diamond, Saved by the Bell, Has Stage 4 Cancer

Dustin Neil Diamond (born January 7, 1977 – 44 years old) is an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, and musician best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise.

On January 13, 2021, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida. The following day, it was reported that Diamond had stage four cancer, and was undergoing chemotherapy.

In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006.

In 2006, Diamond directed and released his own sex tape. However, Diamond stated in an interview that he was not actually in the sex tape.

Dustin Diamond Behind The Bell

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.