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COMEDIAN HAS LOST FIGHT WITH CANCER

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Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021)

(FOX NEWS) – Fox News has confirmed, Norm Macdonald, known
for his time on “
Saturday Night Live,” has died, He was 61 years
old.

According to Deadline, the comedian had been privately battling
cancer for nine years.

Macdonald’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo
Hoekstra was reportedly at his side when he passed.

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ACTOR OF “ THE MOD SQUAD’’ IS DEAD AT 81

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(AP) – Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop
Linc Hayes on the counterculture series “The Mod Squad” and
Prince’s father in “Purple Rain,” has died.

His manager Allan Mindel said Williams died Friday at his home
in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer.

 

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AWARD-WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 78

100 Greatest CCM Albums of the '70s: #96 HOME WHERE I BELONG by B.J. Thomas (1977)

Hooked On a Feeling' Singer B.J. Thomas Dead at 78
Billy Joe Thomas (August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021)

 

(AP) – B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed
success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits
as “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On
My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling,” has died.

Thomas, who announced in March that he had been
diagnosed with lung cancer, died from complications
of the disease Saturday at his home in Arlington, Texas.

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LOCAL EVANGELIST HAS GONE HOME AT 86

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Luis Palau Jr. (November 27, 1934 – March 11, 2021)

Palau was an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland
area
in Oregon, He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in
his mid-twenties to enroll in a graduate program in Biblical studies.

Palau had a long and close relationship with evangelist
Billy Graham,
and has been characterized by many as Graham’s successor. “One
of the world’s leading
evangelical Christian figures,” he is known for
his strong appeal to young people, and for his efforts to reach out to
secular leaders to address issues like homelessness.


In January 2018, Luis Palau shared on Facebook that he had stage
four lung cancer.


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TALK RADIO SETTLER HAS PASSED AT 70

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Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021)


Limbaugh, a cigar and former cigarette smoker was diagnosed
with advanced
lung cancer on January 20, 2020.

On February 4, 2020, the day after he announced that he had
advanced lung cancer, Limbaugh was a guest of President
Donald Trump at the 2020 State of the Union Address, where
he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
(above).

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