Monday, January 18, 2016

A parade of passings

They are dropping like flies already.

A few more passings to consider. We'll start with Monte Irvin, one of the first African American major league baseball players, who passed away the other day. I would imagine the San Francisco Giants have found a point of motivation toward a possible, if not probable, return trip to the World Series this fall.

In Hollywood, character actor Alan Rickman, best known for "Die Hard", "Love, Actually", and the Harry Potter movies, left us a week ago. So did Dan Haggerty, best known for his portrayal of James "Grizzly" Adams in a short-lived NBC series in the late 70's, spun off from a feature film.

But, the music world was rocked today with news that singer-songwriter Glenn Frey, one of the founding members of The Eagles, had passed after complications from, among other things, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, and colitis. Glenn was 67.

I was going to save this next video for next month, as it's more appropriate for Valentine's Day, but we'll leave you with Glenn's 1982 hit, "The One You Love", which we've showcased before.

Rest in peace, gentlemen.

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