First posted on the Party website now here. A man I would have really liked to have had the opportunity to meet. A statesman is someone you disagree with and oppose what they are saying but will sit there and listen respectfully while they say it. RIP Senator John McCain 1936 – 2018.
Losing another of the true legends. RIP Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018
It now seems I’m only posting on Deaths.
Just love his performances from the Dean Martin roasts from the 70s. Great comedian, legendary career, wonderful friend, and loving family man. Rest in peace Mr Warmth, Don Rickles 1926 – 2017.
Saw him a number of years ago at the Piggery theatre in North Hatley, Quebec. Wonderful show and a delight to see how the show is done in person compared to listening to the Vinyl Café on the radio. RIP Stuart McLean 1948-2017
Such a wonderful voice and talent. RIP Al Jarreau 1940-2017
Someone my own age going from a heart attack. He’s just 5 months older. Remember Wham very well from back in our youth and his first couple of solo albums. Too young and condolences to his family and friends. RIP George Michael 1963-2016.
Shocked and deeply sadden by her passing. Long time viewer of Washington week and it shall be hard watching this week’s show. She will be deeply missed by many. My deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all her co-workers.
Gwen Ifill 1955 – 2016
The regular episode and the extra both devoted to remembering the life and career of Mrs. Ifill. Obviously hard for the panellists to get through and not easy to watch with clear eyes. Downloaded both video podcasts and burned to DVD. A wonderful lady, a principled journalist, and a presence in the lives of all regular viewers of Washington Week that will be greatly missed. Tuesday November 22.
We lose another great legend and icon. Leonard Cohen 1934-2016