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    Neil Peart--dead at 67 after a 3 1/2 year battle with brain cancer. He was one of the greatest musical talents of our generation. Rest in peace.

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    I hadn't heard this but, Brian Gray - former BYU Cornerback passed away at 44

    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...tes-go-fund-me

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    I hadn't heard this but, Brian Gray - former BYU Cornerback passed away at 44

    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...tes-go-fund-me


    Just when I was starting to watch more football again, we lose one of my favorite players while I was a student at BYU, is a few days older than me, and who seems to have been taken from us for football related issues.

    Ugg.

    RIP Brian Gray.

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    Terry Jones of Monty Python is dead.


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    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    I am full of good news today.


    Mr. Peanut, of planters fame, has died.

    https://twitter.com/MrPeanut/status/...131150336?s=20

    Or has he?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I am full of good news today.


    Mr. Peanut, of planters fame, has died.

    https://twitter.com/MrPeanut/status/...131150336?s=20

    Or has he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I am full of good news today.


    Mr. Peanut, of planters fame, has died.

    https://twitter.com/MrPeanut/status/...131150336?s=20

    Or has he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Terry Jones of Monty Python is dead.


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    Im not dead yet!




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    It’s a sad day as Clayton Christensen passed away this afternoon. He had struggled with a variety of health issues the past few years but remained active in both academia (he was a highly respected prof at the Harvard Business School) and the Church. He was one of a few Presidential Scholars I befriended my freshman year (the late Bruce Porter was another—the class has had some bad luck) and I admired Clayton as much as any of them (I was not such a Scholar, btw). You’ll no doubt be seeing his obit in various publications in the days ahead—I encourage you to read one if you don’t know of Clayton.

    He was a truly outstanding person who made groundbreaking contributions (“Disruptive Innovation”) to the world of business academics (Intel Founder Andy Grove was a big fan, and he and Clayton appeared on the cover of Forbes together) as well as to the Church (I assume most of the active CS’ers have been given Clayton’s book on missionary work). This is a big loss for both communities. He was also incredibly kind and generous—he certainly was to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    It’s a sad day as Clayton Christensen passed away this afternoon. He had struggled with a variety of health issues the past few years but remained active in both academia (he was a highly respected prof at the Harvard Business School) and the Church. He was one of a few Presidential Scholars I befriended my freshman year (the late Bruce Porter was another—the class has had some bad luck) and I admired Clayton as much as any of them (I was not such a Scholar, btw). You’ll no doubt be seeing his obit in various publications in the days ahead—I encourage you to read one if you don’t know of Clayton.

    He was a truly outstanding person who made groundbreaking contributions (“Disruptive Innovation”) to the world of business academics (Intel Founder Andy Grove was a big fan, and he and Clayton appeared on the cover of Forbes together) as well as to the Church (I assume most of the active CS’ers have been given Clayton’s book on missionary work). This is a big loss for both communities. He was also incredibly kind and generous—he certainly was to me.
    Sad day indeed... I read his book The Innovator's Dilemma some time back. It is a great read and maybe the best I have read on the subject. I think I have his book on missionary work kicking around somewhere but I don't think I ever read it. Maybe I should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    It’s a sad day as Clayton Christensen passed away this afternoon. He had struggled with a variety of health issues the past few years but remained active in both academia (he was a highly respected prof at the Harvard Business School) and the Church. He was one of a few Presidential Scholars I befriended my freshman year (the late Bruce Porter was another—the class has had some bad luck) and I admired Clayton as much as any of them (I was not such a Scholar, btw). You’ll no doubt be seeing his obit in various publications in the days ahead—I encourage you to read one if you don’t know of Clayton.

    He was a truly outstanding person who made groundbreaking contributions (“Disruptive Innovation”) to the world of business academics (Intel Founder Andy Grove was a big fan, and he and Clayton appeared on the cover of Forbes together) as well as to the Church (I assume most of the active CS’ers have been given Clayton’s book on missionary work). This is a big loss for both communities. He was also incredibly kind and generous—he certainly was to me.
    That's too bad. Incredible guy. I really enjoyed his "How Will You Measure Your Life?" book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That's too bad. Incredible guy. I really enjoyed his "How Will You Measure Your Life?" book.

    Didn't know you knew Bruce Porter. They used to live across the street from us. His boys would come to play basketball all the time.
    I didn't know Bruce really well, but we had several very close mutual friends. I was thirteen the first time I met Bruce. It was at the annual Philmont Ranch Scout Retreat for stake presidents/counselors and their families. The scout-age boys (there were around 100 of us) were sent out on a backpack trip for the week. The first thing we did was divide into patrols, and the most advanced was chosen as Senior Patrol Leader, which happened to be Bruce, who was also only 13 but was unusually tall for his age (and also unusually white). In leading our meetings, he seemed like a General Authority even then, and I marveled, "'Who is this big old white guy?" I shared that memory with our mutual friends a few years later at BYU and from then on when mentioning Bruce they'd add, "You know, that big old white guy..." A very good man, though, even at 13,

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    It’s a sad day as Clayton Christensen passed away this afternoon. He had struggled with a variety of health issues the past few years but remained active in both academia (he was a highly respected prof at the Harvard Business School) and the Church. He was one of a few Presidential Scholars I befriended my freshman year (the late Bruce Porter was another—the class has had some bad luck) and I admired Clayton as much as any of them (I was not such a Scholar, btw). You’ll no doubt be seeing his obit in various publications in the days ahead—I encourage you to read one if you don’t know of Clayton.

    He was a truly outstanding person who made groundbreaking contributions (“Disruptive Innovation”) to the world of business academics (Intel Founder Andy Grove was a big fan, and he and Clayton appeared on the cover of Forbes together) as well as to the Church (I assume most of the active CS’ers have been given Clayton’s book on missionary work). This is a big loss for both communities. He was also incredibly kind and generous—he certainly was to me.
    No doubt Christensen was a celebrated intellectual mormon who'll be missed. Do we have anyone to fill his shoes? Who next do we throw our adoration on? Any young guys making a splash out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    No doubt Christensen was a celebrated intellectual mormon who'll be missed. Do we have anyone to fill his shoes? Who next do we throw our adoration on? Any young guys making a splash out there?
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    Whoa. Kobe Bryant reported dead in a helicopter crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Whoa. Kobe Bryant reported dead in a helicopter crash
    Beat me to it. That is surreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Whoa. Kobe Bryant reported dead in a helicopter crash
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Whoa. Kobe Bryant reported dead in a helicopter crash
    Mixed reports on whether other family members were on board with him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Mixed reports on whether other family members were on board with him.


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    Woj confirmed that it was Kobe and his 13 year old daughter along with another player on Gigi's team and her parent.

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    Kirk Douglas, stolen from us at 103.


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    Quite amazing that he's been around that long! I saw him on the Oscars or something a few years ago and then marveled that he was still around. 103! Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Kirk Douglas, stolen from us at 103.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Kirk Douglas, stolen from us at 103.


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    Back when we did our distasteful predictions, I picked him multiple times.

    RIP Spartacus!

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    Him and another person on tough guys the movie just got out of jail after thirty years. They hi jacked a train near the Mexican border and I don,t know if it was Douglas or his partner said in Mexico we have rules about how we arrest people in our country, for one thing you can,t do this and you can,t do this, he kicked them were it counts.

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    I can't think of anything witty, but Fred Adams, the founder of The Utah Shakespeare Festival was 89

    Even last year he was a major presence at the festival. He'd always greet a patron as if he was a long lost friend. I'll miss his smile .................................... and his shirt and ties

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46714268...val-dies-at-89

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    We would be remiss - if we didn't mention the passing of Orson Bean. I remember liking him on the Tonight Show where he was a frequent guest during the 70's.

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    Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth mountain passed away today at the age of 104.

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    This has really been a bad weekend for Hollywood

    Robert Conrad - of TV's Wild, Wild West ant the Black Sheep Squadron as well as the Eveready Battery Ads - was 84
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