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Bobby Vee (Robert Thomas Velline)
( April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016)

(AP) – Pop idol Bobby Vee, the 1960s singer whose career was born when he
took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that
killed rock ‘n’ roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died.

According to his son Jeff, Vee, whose 38 Hot 100 hits included the chart-
topping "Take Good Care of My Baby", died today of advanced Alzheimer’s
disease. He was diagnosed with the illness in 2011, and performed his last
show that year.

“Devil or Angel” reached #6 in 1960.

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RMS Titanic

LONDON (AP) –  A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold at
auction for $104,000 by Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, western England
on Saturday.

The key belonged to Sidney Sedunary, a 23-year-old ship’s steward. He was
one of the 1,500 people who died when the state-of-the-art passenger liner
stuck an iceberg and sank August 15,1912 during its maiden voyage from
England to New York.

The key, attached to a brass tag stamped "Locker 14 F Deck," was sent to
Sedunary’s pregnant widow after his body was recovered. Prices for Titanic
artifacts have soared in recent years.

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Kevin Gerard Meaney (April 23, 1956 – October 21, 2016)

(AP) – Kevin Meaney, a comic’s comic who worked the standup circuit, was
a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series
"Uncle Buck," has died at age 60.

His agent, Tom Ingegno, said Meaney was found dead Friday at his home in Forestburgh, in upstate New York. The cause of death was not immediately
known. Meaney’s career spanned 30 years.

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Neil W. Heesacker (November 30, 1940 – October 9, 2016)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Neil Heesacker, former spokesman for Portland
Fire & Rescue for 30 years, died over the weekend while fighting
pancreatic cancer. The Forest Grove native worked for a total of 37
years in fire service. He retired in 2004.

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Richard D. Trentlage

(FoxNews) – The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming
along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.

According to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home,
Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87.

His daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that the cause
of death was congestive heart failure.

Millions of Americans grew up humming along to Trentlage’s catchy tune:
“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.”

Trentlage, an advertising executive, reportedly came up with the jingle in
just an hour after learning that Oscar Mayer was in the market for a new
song to help sell its hot dogs. It debuted in the early 1960s and became
the meat company’s primary advertising jingle in over 20 English-speaking
countries around the world for half a century.

The song was retired in 2010, but has not been forgotten as plenty on
social media paid tribute to the songwriter with a post or Tweet.

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