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#1 Russ

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

A place to notify and discuss the recently dead.

 

Helen Thomas, 92, longtime member of the White House press corps.

 

Dennis Farina, 69, cop turned actor.  Starred in Law & Order, Saving Private Ryan, and was the most recent host of Unsolved Mysteries.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:56 PM

Oh man, I hadn't heard about Dennis Farina.  That's too bad.  He's awesome.  Loved him in Snatch and in several other things he's been in.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

A place to notify and discuss the recently dead.

 

Helen Thomas, 92, longtime member of the White House press corps.

 

Dennis Farina, 69, cop turned actor.  Starred in Law & Order, Saving Private Ryan, and was the most recent host of Unsolved Mysteries.

I lost all respect for Helen Thomas with her anti-Semetic rant. It was a sad way IMO for her to end such a distinguished career.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

I didn't hear about Dennis Farina, either. Crap!



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

He was great on "Luck" too. Sad.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Not a very well known movie, but Big Trouble was one of my favorite role's of his.  The scene at the end where they are on the plane full of Florida fans absolutely kills me.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

I heard about Thomas but not Farina.  Bummer.  He was also really good in "Bottle Shock," a really good and non-discussed movie, in my opinion.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

It's been released that Farina died due to a blood clot in his lung, also know as a pulmonary embolism. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

Farina was a consultant on the film "Heat". One of my favorites. Probably why he played a detective in so many roles. Great in "Snatch" too. Sad.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

Farina had a great way of blending psycho with comedy.  As stated above, he was great in Snatch but also in Midnight Run and perhaps my favorite role of his was as Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty.  He has some of the funniest, laugh out loud lines in that movie.  

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Not a very well known movie, but Big Trouble was one of my favorite role's of his.  The scene at the end where they are on the plane full of Florida fans absolutely kills me.

That's one of my favorite books, and I love the movie, too. Lots of good B-list actors. He was great in his role.

 

Not a shock on the level of Gandolfini, I guess, but still upsetting. Hell, more people probably saw Farina on TV than Gandolfini.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

Wow just made another Get Shorty connection...both Farina and Gandolfini were in it.  Yikes.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

Farina was a consultant on the film "Heat". One of my favorites. Probably why he played a detective in so many roles. Great in "Snatch" too. Sad.

 

Apparently he was a former Chicago police officer. Never knew that.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

Great line seen on Fark: "After Gandolfini and Farina. Abe Vigoda HAS to be getting nervous."


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

Great line seen on Fark: "After Gandolfini and Farina. Abe Vigoda HAS to be getting nervous."

If anyone ever needs to check-

http://www.abevigoda.com/
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

If anyone ever needs to check-

http://www.abevigoda.com/

 

I practically have it bookmarked.

 

Wait, that might get misconstrued...


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:02 PM

Emile Griffith, 75, former World Champion boxer. Won the title by knocking out Benny Paret, who died shortly after the bout.

He died from pugilistic dementia which I'm sure is not a good way to go.

http://en.wikipedia..../Emile_Griffith




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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

Jokichi Ikarashi, 111, oldest living man at time of death.


http://en.wikipedia....okichi_Ikarashi


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:25 PM

As an aside, Jiroemon Kimura died last month at the age of 116 and is the longest living man in history (with verification). He was born in 1897 and would have been 44 at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, 72 when we walked on the moon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

Jokichi Ikarashi, 111, oldest living person at time of death. http://en.wikipedia....okichi_Ikarashi Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2

It's like that title is cursed or something (sorry).

 

Just for facts' sake, he was the oldest living man. The oldest living woman is Misao Okawa.


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