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Science fiction author and editor Ben Bova, at age 88.

https://www.tor.com/2020/11/30/legendar ... age-of-88/
Had no idea the old boy was still alive. Thanks for posting this. I remember loving his 1969 novel The Dueling Machine in my early teens. It was pitched perfectly to my adolescent nerd brain, complete with a chaste romance. I read it several times and couldn't understand why it wasn't optioned by Hollywood and turned into a movie. That's still a possibility, guys! With today's CGI, it wouldn't even have to cost that much.

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It's somehow out of copyright, so have at it, Hollywood: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30796/30 ... 0796-h.htm

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:31 am
trainman wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:05 am
Science fiction author and editor Ben Bova, at age 88.

https://www.tor.com/2020/11/30/legendar ... age-of-88/
Had no idea the old boy was still alive. Thanks for posting this. I remember loving his 1969 novel The Dueling Machine in my early teens. It was pitched perfectly to my adolescent nerd brain, complete with a chaste romance. I read it several times and couldn't understand why it wasn't optioned by Hollywood and turned into a movie. That's still a possibility, guys! With today's CGI, it wouldn't even have to cost that much.
Ben Bova was the original editor of Omni, a very influential part of My Trivia Childhood. Rest in peace.

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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of France from 1974 to 1981, has died at the age of 94 from complications linked to COVID-19:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... es-aged-94
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Here is an article that includes a video of him singing at the CMAs last month.

https://www.al.com/life/2020/12/charley ... utType=amp

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Here is an article that includes a video of him singing at the CMAs last month.

https://www.al.com/life/2020/12/charley ... utType=amp
There are already allegations that this performance is how he caught it.
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K.T. Oslin, a three-time Grammy-winning country singer and songwriter, has died after battling Parkinson’s Disease and being diagnosed with COVID-19 a week earlier. She was 78.

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Armando Manzanero, Legendary Mexican Singer/Songwriter, Dies at 85 After COVID Diagnosis

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that Manzanero was hospitalized with COVID-19 in December. but his publicist says he died of complications from a kidney problem.

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Dawn Wells, best known for playing Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island," at age 82. (Variety link)

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Dawn Wells, best known for playing Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island," at age 82. (Variety link)
Ginger is all alone on the island.

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As noted by MarkBarrett in the study guide thread: Phil Spector, murderer who also did some music production work, at age 81.

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As noted by MarkBarrett in the study guide thread: Phil Spector, murderer who also did some music production work, at age 81.
Everything I've read says Phil Spector died of natural causes. Are you certain about the COVID connection?

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Everything I've read says Phil Spector died of natural causes. Are you certain about the COVID connection?
Second paragraph of the New York Times obituary, for one: "The cause was complications of Covid-19, his daughter, Nicole Audrey Spector, said. He was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, Calif., on Dec. 31 and intubated in January, she said."

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:52 pm
trainman wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:40 pm
As noted by MarkBarrett in the study guide thread: Phil Spector, murderer who also did some music production work, at age 81.
Everything I've read says Phil Spector died of natural causes. Are you certain about the COVID connection?
COVID is a natural cause.

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:53 am
COVID is a natural cause.
That is true, by common definition, but that label certainly lacks death-certificate type precision.

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Former CNN host Larry King, 87, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

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