Obituaries

RIP Eartha Kitt

I heard last night that Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer yesterday at the age of 81. As most guys my age my first exposure to Kitt was as Catwoman on the old Adam West ‘Batman’ TV show. She was filling the role after Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar had their turns. Much later, in […]


RIP Richard Wright

Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright has died at age 65. Wright was suffering from cancer. AP obit.


RIP George Carlin

Today I mourn the passing of George Carlin. (More information here.) As most people I discovered Carlin in college. He had some ground breaking stuff (who could forget “The 7 Words You Can’t Say On Television”) and could be funny even without using them. He was 71 years old and died of heart failure. Who […]


RIP Larry “Bud” Melman

I was saddened to read in this morning’s New York Post that Calvert DeForest has died. DeForest played cranky but lovable old man Larry “Bud” Melman in sketches on Late Night with David Letterman on NBC and moved with Letterman to CBS’s Late Show. He was 85 years old. Funny but I thought he was […]


RIP Syd Barrett

A spokesperson for the band Pink Floyd confirmed the death of Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett. The spokes person would not say anything more until the band had a chance to make an official announcement but it is believed that Barrett died July 7th of a diabetes-related illness. He was 60 years old. I was introduced […]