Monday, September 3, 2012

Death claims three more

What perhaps has been Death's busiest season in memory continues with three more famous names leaving us.

Songwriter Hal David teamed with Burt Bacharach to compose hit records like "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?", and others, recorded by the likes of Dionne Warwick, B. J. Thomas, Dusty Springfield, to name a few, during the 60's & 70's. David passed away at 91 a few days ago.

Reverend Sun Myung Moon was the founder of the controversial Unification Church which made plenty of headlines in the 70's, 80's, & into the 90's. The South Korean-born, self-declared messiah claimed to have friends and business contacts in both the US & North Korea, but had to also deal with accusations that his church, much like the Church of Scientology, is actually a cult, and that members were being brainwashed. Moon succumbed last week at 92 after an illness.

Finally, Hollywood is mourning Oscar nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away earlier today at 54 after complications following a heart attack back in July. Duncan might have seemed to be a late blooming star, having been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for "The Green Mile" a few years back, and also appeared in films such as "The Scorpion King", "Daredevil", & the remake of "Planet of the Apes".

Rest in peace.

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