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    Ray Columbus, a very popular rocker in NZ, died Yesterday. Even in my teens his "She's a Mod" was the song that got everyone up on the dance floor.
    Really nice guy, too.


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    Bummer. RIP Ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    she is also an excellent housewife. You should try her pelmeni!
    I'm sure someone will.

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    Jim Delligatti, creator of the Big Mac, dies at 98
    By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author | Nov. 30, 2016 at 1:33 PM



    PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Michael 'Jim' Delligatti, the Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the signature Big Mac hamburger, has died, company spokeswoman Kerry Ford said. He was 98.

    Delligatti, who said he came up with the idea for the Big Mac in 1965, died in his home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Fox Chapel on Monday while surrounded by family and friends, Ford said.

    Delligatti's family owns and operates 21 McDonald's restaurants in western Pennsylvania, including the outlet where in 1967 he first served the Big Mac in Uniontown, about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.

    In 1968, McDonald's put the Big Mac on its national menu. The hamburger is made up of two beef patties, the mildly tangy Big Mac sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions sandwiched between a three-layer sesame seed bun.

    "Today, we celebrate the 98 inspirational years of Big Mac inventor, Michael 'Jim' Delligatti. Jim, we thank and will forever remember you," McDonald's said in a statement on Wednesday.

    The Delligatti family in 2007 opened a McDonald's Big Mac Museum Restaurant in North Huntingdon. Delligatti is survived by his wife, Ellie, two sons, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Jim Delligatti, creator of the Big Mac, dies at 98 - UPI.com

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    Finally, a famous death to which I feel a personal connection.


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    No more personal than teaching English with a Big Mac.

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    ^^Great innings living to 98yo. He obviously never ate any of his own wonderful "creations".

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    I'm going to have one today in honour of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I'm going to have one today in honour of him.
    That's touching.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I'm going to have one today in honour of him.
    It was gooood.
    Been a long time, bought back memories.

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    Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at 86




    The actor Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in the comedy series Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86, it has been reported.



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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanMan View Post
    Finally, a famous death to which I feel a personal connection.

    That disgusting object being in the same classification as a hamburger is a tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at 86




    The actor Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in the comedy series Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86, it has been reported.


    My wife will be crushed. He was her absolute favorite. I asked her something the other day and she responded "Que? I speak English very good - I learn it from a book!" Good innings, but he will be missed. I may not tell her.....

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    I'm happy he had aged gracefully :

    https://www.google.com/search?q=andr...w=1280&bih=923

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    Bloody hell the foodies are getting some bad news...

    Chinese Chef Who Created General Tso's Chicken Dies at 98

    Hunan Chef Peng Chang-kuei brought the dish stateside in 1973

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    Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the inventor of the world-famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died at the age of 98 on Wednesday, the Taiwan News reports.
    The Hunan, China native began training to be a cook at just 13 years-old. By the end of World War II, he was in charge of running banquets for the Chinese Nationalist government. A military uprising forced Peng to flee to Taiwan, where he created his culinary magnum opus in 1952, according to the newspaper.


    The world-renown dish is composed of breaded chicken chunks tossed and fried in a thick, sugary ginger-garlic sauce. Broccoli, baby corn and carrots are sometimes added for extra flavor.

    He named the dish in honor of Tso Tsung T'ang, a respected Hunan war general.


    Peng brought his famous platter stateside in 1973 with the opening of his restaurant, Peng's, on East 44th Street. News of his delicious dish caught the attention of officials from the neighboring United Nations headquarters and dignitaries like former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

    The New York Times published one of the earliest accounts of the dish in a 1977 feature story.


    "General Tso's thicken [sic] was a stir-fried masterpiece, sizzling hot in both flavor and temperature," wrote Mimi Sheraton.

    A 2014 documentary called "The Search for General Tso" examined the origins of the iconic plate and the history of its eponymous military leader.

    Chinese Chef Who Created General Tso's Chicken Dies at 98 | NBC New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Sad news, a brilliant actor....

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    Greg Lake from ELP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johpam
    Greg Lake from ELP.
    British prog rock musician Greg Lake dies of cancer | Reuters

    Lake's death comes less than a year after the suicide in March of keyboard player Keith Emerson, who was found at his Los Angeles home with a gunshot wound to the head. He had been battling depression.

    Drummer Carl Palmer on Thursday paid tribute to Lake's "soaring voice and skill as a musician."

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    John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95

    John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95.
    Mr. Glenn had recently been hospitalized at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, though university officials said at the time that admission there did not necessarily mean he had cancer. He had heart-valve replacement surgery in 2014 and a stroke around that time.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/us...=top-news&_r=0

    Glenn was one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. An iconic national hero. RIP.
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    John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95



    The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that didn't stop his pioneering ways.

    Glenn made history a second time in 1998, when he flew aboard the shuttle Discovery to become the oldest person to fly in space.

    Glenn was 95 when he died; he had been hospitalized in an Ohio State University medical center in Columbus since last week.

    Glenn had been battling health issues since a stroke a few years ago. His death Thursday was confirmed by Hank Wilson, communications director of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University.

    President Obama said that Glenn's trailblazing showed "with courage and a spirit of discovery there's no limit to the heights we can reach together." The president said, "John always had the right stuff, inspiring generations of scientists, engineers and astronauts. ... On behalf of a grateful nation, Godspeed, John Glenn."

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, "Senator Glenn's legacy is one of risk and accomplishment, of history created and duty to country carried out under great pressure with the whole world watching. The entire NASA Family will be forever grateful for his outstanding service, commitment and friendship."

    John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95 : The Two-Way : NPR

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