Friday, April 9, 2021

Looking Back At All Who Die in 2016 part 2


17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996–2005) – age 90

She always played the old lady in everything she was in. 
Actual effect on the world? Our hopes for a Remington Steele reunion have been thwarted.

21 – Prince, Musician – flamboyant on stage, seven Grammy Awards, “Purple Rain” – age 57

That dude was crazy.  Rumor after rumor. 
Actual effect on the world? He hadn’t made a significant album in decades but now we get to see his stuff on YouTube and in TV commercials. 

19 – Morley Safer, Journalist – CBS News for 52 years (1964-2016), 60 Minutes for 46 years (1970-2016) won 12 Emmy Awards – age 84

A slightly less cranky old man than Andy Rooney.
Actual effect on the world? A job opening in 60 minutes.

03 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – (formerly Cassius Clay) three time heavyweight champion (1964, 1974, and 1978), proclaimed “The Greatest” – age 74

This dude knew how to fight.  Not going to say a thing about this dude.

17 – Ron Lester, Actor – Billy Bob in movie “Varsity Blues” – age 45

That dude was 28 when he played a high school student in Varsity Blues.
Actual effect on the world? McDonald’s will see a drop in sales. 

19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek movies (2009-16) – age 27

This dude was a good actor. 
Actual effect on the world? Decades of brilliant acting have been lost to the world from a talented actor that died before his time.

Written by
Steve Rogers
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®