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Chad Sweely is a contract writer for WebProNews, and previously was the Support Analyst for iEntry. Chad is also interested in classic Doctor Who, social dancing, and web design.
R. B. Greaves Dies at 68, “Take a Letter Maria” Singer
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If you are a fan of classic soul music, I am sure you have heard of the song “Take a Letter Maria,” sung by the artist R.B. Greaves. Unfortunately, this talented artist passed away this past Thursday (September 27th, 2012). …

Sahara Davenport Dies at 27, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star
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If you are a long-time fan of the drag-racing reality television show of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I am sure you are familiar with Sahara Davenport, a contestant on the show from the its second season back in 2010. Unfortunately, Sahara …

Michael O’Hare Dies at 60, “Babylon 5″ Actor
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If you were a prominent Babylon 5 watcher back in the late 1990s, I am sure you remember the character “Commander Jeffrey Sinclair” played by Michael O’Hare. Unfortunately, Michael O’Hare passed away this past Friday (September 28th, 2012). Prior to …

Arthur O. Sulzberger Dies at 86, “Pentagon Papers” Publisher

If you have been a long-time reader of the well-known American newspaper The New York Times, I am sure you knew who Arthur Ochs Sulzberger was. Sulzberger was very involved with The New York Times, and was the paper’s publisher …

Dancing With the Stars’ “All-Stars” Season Premieres
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This past Monday, ABC launched season 15 of one of America’s top-watched shows, Dancing With the Stars; however, with this season was not filled with any new celebrities, but returning champions and fan favorites to re-earn and re-defend their titles. …

Herbert Lom Dies at 95, “Pink Panther” Actor
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If you have seen any of the Pink Panther movies (Revenge of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, Curse of the Pink Panther, and Son of the Pink Panther), I am sure that you knew of Herbert Lom, …

So You Think You Can Dance S9 Winners: Eliana and Chehon
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Ever since FOX’s reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance season 9′s top 20 dancers were announced, we all knew that it was going to be an amazing season, and it surely was. Last night (Tuesday, September 18th, …

Stephen Dunham Dies at 48, “DAG” Actor
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If you were a fan of the hit NBC show DAG, I am sure you are aware of who Stephen Dunham was. Dunham played the character of “Edward Pillows” on DAG from 2000-2001. Unfortunately, Stephen Dunham, born as Stephen Dunham …

Steve Sabol Dies at 69, NFL Films’ President
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The industries of both sports and film mourn today as we lose a great friend, Steve Sabol, who was the president of NFL Films. NFL Films is a well-known production company founded by Steve’s father, Ed in 1962. NFL Films …

John Ingle Dies at 84, General Hospital Star

If you are into the daytime soap operas, such as the long-time-running soap opera of General Hospital, I am sure you are aware of the scheming character of “Edward Quartermaine,” played by John Ingle since 1993. Unfortunately, John Ingle passed …

Christopher Stevens Dies at 52, U.S. Ambassador to Libya
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The violence and bloodshed currently happening in Libya has cost many lives, and now, Christopher Stevens, the American Ambassador to Libya is one of them. Stevens died on September 11th of 2012. Prior to Stevens’ service in Libya, Stevens (a …

Bill Moggridge Dies at 69, First Laptop Designer

If you have ever used a laptop and thought of its ingenuity, you have to thank British designer, author, and educator Bill Moggridge, who died this past Saturday (September 8th, 2012). Moggridge, from London, came to the United States in …

Jake Eberts Dies at 71, “Driving Miss Daisy” Producer

If you have ever seen the iconic movies of Driving Miss Daisy, Dances With Wolves, or Ghandi, you have seen the work of one of Hollywood’s most well-known producers, Jake Eberts, who died this past Thursday, September 6th, 2012. Jake …

Art Modell Dies at 87, NFL Team Owner
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If you are into the “behind the scenes” of classic football, I am sure you know of Art Modell. Art Modell was an owner of various NFL teams, who died on September 6th, 2012. Arthur (Art) Modell was the grandson …

Joe South Dies at 72, “Games People Play” Singer
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The music world mourns today as we lose another great favorite and talented musician, Joe South, who passed away on September 5th, 2012. Joe South (born as Joseph Souter) was a well-known session guitarist, and played guitar for other well-known …

Michael Clarke Duncan Dies at 54, “Green Mile” Actor
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If you have ever seen the epic movie “The Green Mile,” one of the break-out characters from that movie was John Coffey, played by the talented actor of Michael Clarke Duncan, who unfortunately died on September 3rd, 2012, at the …

Sun Myung Moon Dies at 92, Unification Church Founder

If you are a constant follower/believer in, or have been involved with The Unification Church, I am sure you are aware of who Sun Myung Moon is. Moon was the founder and creator of the Unification Church, who died at …

Hal David Dies at 91, “Raindrops Keep Fallin” Lyricist
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If you have ever heard or hummed the tune “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” you have heard the lyrical work Hal David, who died on Saturday, September 1st, 2012, at the age of 91. In 1957, Hal David (born …

Chris Lighty Dead at 44, Hip Hop Music Executive
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If you know the hip-hop artists of: Nas, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliott, L.L. Cool J, and 50 Cent, the person responsible for their success is Chris Lighty, founder and manager of Violator Entertainment. Unfortunately, this leader in the …

Steve Franken Dead at 80, “Dobie Gillis” Actor
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If you were a fan of the 1959 TV series of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, I am sure you remember the character of Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. If so, I am saddened to tell you that Steve Franken, the …

Malcolm Browne Dies at 81, Pulitzer Prize Photographer

If you are familiar with the controversial self-immolation photo of the burning Thich Quang Duc, you are familiar with the Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Malcome Browne’s talented work. New York native Malcome Browne attended the quaker school of Friends Seminary during …

Neil Armstrong Dies at 82, First Man On The Moon
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There are a lot of people that can remember where they were when man first landed on the moon, and especially when they first heard the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were …

Jerry Nelson Dies at 78, Muppet Puppeteer
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Today, we learn the loss of one of the most prominent people from our childhood. Jerry Nelson, the voice and puppeteer behind many of Jim Henson’s The Muppets characters, has died. Jimmy Nelson started working for Jim Henson’s Muppet project …

Google Makes Flash For Chrome More Secure Google Makes Flash For Chrome More Secure
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Information security while browsing the web has always been a concern, especially with all of the information that we share on the web nowadays. With this premise, the search engine giant’s mainstream web browser Google Chrome has recently been released …