Celebrity Death Thread 2019

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Buckner was suffering from Lewy body dementia, the same brain disease that led Robin Williams to commit suicide. Buckner played for five teams in his 22-year MLB career but he will forever be most known for performing the old "ground-ball-through-the-legs" trick in the 1986 World Series.

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Redbone released 13 studio albums and four live albums. Among his best-known songs: Lazy Bones, Polly Wolly Doodle, So Relax, Sweet Lorraine, Ain't Misbehavin' and My Little Grass Shack, a duet with Ringo Starr. Redbone also voiced Leon the Snowman in the 2003 Will Ferrell movie Elf and duetted with Zooey Deschanel on Baby It's Cold Outside, which played during the closing credits.

Tin Pan Alley singer-guitarist Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone Dies at 69
 

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Redbone released 13 studio albums and four live albums. Among his best-known songs: Lazy Bones, Polly Wolly Doodle, So Relax, Sweet Lorraine, Ain't Misbehavin' and My Little Grass Shack, a duet with Ringo Starr. Redbone also voiced Leon the Snowman in the 2003 Will Ferrell movie Elf and duetted with Zooey Deschanel on Baby It's Cold Outside, which played during the closing credits.

Tin Pan Alley singer-guitarist Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone Dies at 69
Second.

I saw him in concert once. He carried a little metal cigar tube filled with gunpowder that he used in his act. Before the show he filled a little pot with some. The pot was wired to a battery and a foot pedal. At the end of "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" he would stomp the pedal and a flash would go off. He wouldn't fly on airplanes because of his gunpowder tube.
 
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At age 13, Stewart took drama classes in Los Angeles and lived in an apartment with her grandmother. Character actor Henry O'Neill also lived in the building and arranged for Stewart to appear in the 1937 movie Wells Fargo. Thus began an 80-year acting career. Stewart had roles in 66 movies including Utah, Tucson Raiders, The Oregon Trail, Alias Billy The Kid, Son Of Zorro, Dead Man's Gold and Sheriff Of Redwood Valley. She also appeared in 77 episodes of television series including Gunsmoke, Lassie, Ironside, Seinfeld, Peter Gunn, The Gene Autry Show, The Roy Rogers Show and Have Gun – Will Travel.

Western B-movie actress Peggy Stewart dies at 95

Actress Peggy Stewart Dies at 95. From “Wells Fargo” (1937) to Seinfeld to Adam’s Sandler’s grandmother in “That’s My Boy” Over 80 years in film. Was married to Don “Red” Barry - THELIFEANDTIMESOFHOLLYWOOD.com
 

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The 13th Floor Elevators formed in 1965 in Austin and released four albums and seven singles before breaking up in 1969 after Roger "Roky" Erickson was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Too much LSD, I'd say.) Their first single, You're Gonna Miss Me, reached #55 on the Hot 100 in October 1966. In the early 1980s, Erickson released two albums with his new group The Aliens. He also recorded solo.

13th Floor Elevators lead singer Roky Erickson dies at 71

Roky Erickson, Legendary Psychedelic Musician, Dies at 71