Celebrity Death Thread 2020

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Callahan co-starred on General Hospital (1984-85), Falcon Crest (1986-88) and Santa Barbara (1989-91). He played Edmund Grey on All My Children from 1992 to 2005. (The USA TODAY obituary misspelled the name as "Gray." For shame!) Eva LaRue played Callahan's love interest on the series and they wound up marrying in real life. Callahan also co-starred on Days Of Our Lives (2008-10).

 

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Jan Howard had 25 solo country hits, 1960-78, and four top-ten duets with Bill Anderson including the 1967 number-one For Loving You. Among her other hits: Bad Seed, Evil On Your Mind, My Son, Rock Me Back To Little Rock, The One You Slip Around With and I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again. She was married to songwriter Harlan Howard from 1957 to 1967.

 

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The COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of another musician. Joan Jett had a number-one hit in 1982 with I Love Rock 'N Roll. Alan Merrill & The Arrows recorded it first, in 1975. Merrill, the son of jazz vocalist Helen Merrill, released 15 studio albums. He also played guitar on three Rick Derringer albums and wrote three songs for him.

Alan Merrill, Arrows lead singer and writer of I Love Rock 'N Roll, dies at 69

 

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Phillips, born John Phillip Baptiste in Louisiana, had only one chart hit but it was a big one: Sea Of Love. He had written the song for his girlfriend, Verdie Mae. A gas meter reader heard him singing the song, suggested he record it and put him in touch with local record producer George Khoury. Sea Of Love reached #2 on the Hot 100 in August 1959. Phillips never married Verdie Mae, though. In 1978 he produced a new version of Sea Of Love for the Fire Ants, a group composed of five of his children.

Sea Of Love singer Phil Phillips dies at 94

 

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Phillips, born John Phillip Baptiste in Louisiana, had only one chart hit but it was a big one: Sea Of Love. He had written the song for his girlfriend, Verdie Mae. A gas meter reader heard him singing the song, suggested he record it and put him in touch with local record producer George Khoury. Sea Of Love reached #2 on the Hot 100 in August 1959. Phillips never married Verdie Mae, though. In 1978 he produced a new version of Sea Of Love for the Fire Ants, a group composed of five of his children.

Sea Of Love singer Phil Phillips dies at 94

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Diffie had 29 top-40 country hits, 1990-2004, and five number ones: Home, Pickup Man, Third Rock From The Sun, Bigger Than The Beatles and If The Devil Danced In Empty Pockets.. Among his other hits are John Deere Green, So Help Me Girl, Honky Tonk Attitude, Ships That Don't Come In and Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die.

 

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Diffie had 29 top-40 country hits, 1990-2004, and five number ones: Home, Pickup Man, Third Rock From The Sun, Bigger Than The Beatles and If The Devil Danced In Empty Pockets.. Among his other hits are John Deere Green, So Help Me Girl, Honky Tonk Attitude, Ships That Don't Come In and Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die.

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Schramm played defense secretary Robert McNamara in five episodes of the 1983 mini-series Kennedy and played rival airline owner Roy Biggins in 172 episodes of Wings, 1990-97. He also appeared in episodes of Max Monroe, Miami Vice, Working Girl, Wiseguy, Another World, Jake & The Fatman, The Equalizer and Spenser For Hire.

 

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Schramm played defense secretary Robert McNamara in five episodes of the 1983 mini-series Kennedy and played rival airline owner Roy Biggins in 172 episodes of Wings, 1990-97. He also appeared in episodes of Max Monroe, Miami Vice, Working Girl, Wiseguy, Another World, Jake & The Fatman, The Equalizer and Spenser For Hire.

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He's not dead yet, but it doesn't sound good!