[IN MEMORIAM] A MOMENT FOR ALL THOSE WE LOST IN 2020

 

2020 was devastating, by any measure. I have to be honest with you, I don’t even have any words. I do this memorial post every year at around this time (well, usually much earlier), just to recognize as many losses as possible, since invariably the Oscars “In Memoriam” segment has to cut names for time, and also because Daily Grindhouse goes to pop culture nooks and crannies that the mainstream often won’t, just to show our appreciation for the people who have made our lives more interesting just by living theirs.

But I don’t have it in me to say much more than that. I just don’t. I’ve lost far too much personally — I’ve lost too many — and I’m tired. Not in my body. In my soul. I’m so tired. And I’m not unique. Surely plenty of you out there reading these words can relate. I hope not, but I fear otherwise. Let’s have a moment of quiet remembrance and reflection. Let’s use this space for that.

Let’s please light a few candles and play some music, and remember these names and faces. And as always, if I’ve missed any, please email dailygrindhouseonline@gmail.com and I will add them to this post.

 

 

 

FAREWELL…

 

Orson Bean

 

Peter Beard

Glen Beckert

 

 

Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell

 

Allen Bellman

 

Jay Benedict

 

Warren Berlinger

 

Honor Blackman

 

William Blinn

 

Mark Blum

 

William Bogert

 

Beverly Bonner

 

 

Chadwick Boseman

 

Wilford Brimley

 

Lou Brock

 

Gianna & Kobe Bryant

 

Jeremy Bulloch

 

Jack Burns

 

Edd Byrnes

 

R.D. Call

 

Zoe Caldwell

 

Earl Cameron

 

Don Campbell

 

Lewis John Carlino

 

Marge Champion

 

Michael Chapman

 

Hélène Châtelain

 

Anthony Chisholm

 

Christo

 

Mary Higgins Clark

 

Joe Clark

 

Ron Cobb

 

Forrest Compton

 

Sean Connery

 

Robert Conrad

 

Alfio Contini

 

Ben Cooper

 

Richard Corben

 

Nick Cordero

 

Denise Cronenberg

 

Mart Crowley

 

Othella Dallas

 

Allen Daviau

 

Mac Davis

 

Spencer Davis

 

Olivia de Havilland

 

Gene Deitch

 

Brian Dennehy

 

Natalie Desselle Reid

 

Tommy DeVito

 

Malcolm Dixon

 

Mario Donatone

 

MF Doom (Daniel Dumile)

 

Kirk Douglas

 

Shirley Douglas

 

Mort Drucker

 

Justin Townes Earle

 

Christiane Eda-Pierre

 

Jean Erdman

 

Sergio Fantoni

 

F.X. Feeney

 

Tony Fernández

 

Conchata Ferrell

 

Leon Fleisher

 

Rhonda Fleming

 

Whitey Ford

 

Armando Francioli

 

Harriet Frank Jr.

 

Fred The Godson (Frederick Thomas)

 

Mirella Freni

 

 

Jim Frey

Bob Fujitani

 

 

Hector Garrido

 

Bob Gibson

 

David Giler

 

Juan Giménez

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

Milton Glaser

 

Mary Pat Gleason

 

Paula Gloria Barton

 

Danny Goldman

 

Stuart Gordon

 

Victor Gorelick

 

Peter Green

 

Winston Groom

 

James E. Gunn

 

Parnell Hall

 

Steve Hann

 

James “Kamala” Harris

 

Margot Hartman

 

Sir Ronald Harwood

 

 

Buck Henry

 

Richard Herd

 

Toots Hibbert

 

Rupert Hine

 

Ian Holm

 

Roy Horn

 

Silvio Horta

 

Rita Houston

 

Jonathan Huber aka Luke Harper aka Brodie Lee

 

Peter H. Hunt

 

Luchita Hurtado

 

Grant Imahara

 

Anthony James

 

Katherine Johnson

 

Louis Johnson

 

Rocky Johnson

 

Jay Johnstone

 

Terry Jones

 

Roger Kahn

 

Hugh Keays-Byrne

 

Jack Kehoe

 

Irrfan Khan

 

Gary B. Kibbe

 

Shirley Knight

 

Larry Kramer

 

John Lafia

 

Helen LaFrance

 

David Lander

 

Don Larsen

 

Dieter Laser

 

Road Warrior Animal (Joseph Michael Laurinaitis)

 

Catie Lazarus

 

John le Carré

 

Carlo Leva

 

John Lewis

 

William Link

 

James Lipton

 

Tommy “Tiny” Lister

 

Michael Lonsdale

 

 

Barry Lopez

 

Trini Lopez

 

Rebecca Luker

 

Rafael Romero Marchent

 

Benny Mardones

José Mojica Marins

 

Ashley Mattingly

 

Terrence McNally

 

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

 

Alan Metter

 

Lois Kelly Miller

 

Olan Montgomery

 

Joe Morgan

 

Ennio Morricone

 

Ed Murray

 

Kellye Nakahara

 

Johnny Nash

 

 

 

Fred “Curly” Neal

 

Claudette Nevins

 

Daria Nicolodi

 

 

Phil Niekro

 

Nobuhiko Obayashi

 

Denny O’Neil

 

Ken Osmond

 

Alan Parker

 

Aileen Passloff

 

Pat Patterson

 

David Paul

 

Neil Peart

 

Krysztof Penderecki

 

Regis Philbin

 

Bonnie Pointer

 

Genesis P-Orridge

 

Kelly Preston

 

Charley Pride

 

John Prine

 

David Prowse

 

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones

 

Helen Reddy

 

Joel M. Reed

 

Carl Reiner

 

Ann Reinking

 

 

Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)

 

Diana Rigg

 

Naya Rivera

 

David Roback

 

Diane Rodriguez

 

Kenny Rogers

 

Carlo Sabatini

 

Richard Sala

 

John Saxon

 

Gale Sayers

 

Adam Schlesinger

 

Florian Schneider

 

Joel Schumacher

 

Tom Seaver

 

Joseph Shabalala

 

Lynn Shelton

 

Joe Shishido

 

John Shrapnel

 

Don Shula

 

Joe Sinnott

 

Jackie Stallone

 

Herb Stempel

 

Carter Stevens

 

Jerry Stiller

 

Carol Sutton

 

Yuko Takeuchi

 

Pamela Tiffin

 

Christopher Tolkien

 

Peter Tork

 

Alex Trebek

 

Nicholas Tucci

 

McCoy Tyner

 

Eddie Van Halen

 

Max von Sydow

 

Lyle Waggoner

 

Jack Wallace

 

Lee Wallace

 

Dawn Wells

 

Leslie West

 

Fred Willard

 

Hal Willner

 

David Wise

 

Bill Withers

 

 

 

Edna Wright

 

Betty Wright

 

Ned Wynn

 

Chuck Yeager

 

Johnny Yune

 

Rest in peace to all these artists and dignitaries and entertainers and distinguished persons, and even to the scoundrels. Here’s one more tune from Rupert Hine…

 

 

 

And then one last one from Bill Withers…

 

 


E infine, un’ultima melodia del maestro…

 

 

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