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Christopher Columbus and his ship, the Santa Maria. (Wikimedia Commons)

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ACCLAIMED ACTOR HAS DIED FROM CANCER

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Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (Robert Wallace Foster Jr.)  
(July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019)


Breaking Bad and Jackie Brown star Robert Forster has died aged
78.

The Oscar-nominated veteran actor died from brain cancer – the
day his new film, the Breaking Bad movie El Camino was released.

Forster was born in Rochester, New York, and began training to
become an actor at the University of Rochester, where he was as
a law student.

He would earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and took starring roles
in the student drama productions.

Forster landed a role on Broadway before appearing Reflections
In A Golden Eye by John Huston, which would spark his long
career.

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Robert  Forster and Carla Gugino in the crime drama TV series Karen
Sisco, debuted on October 1, 2003 on ABC and was canceled after
seven  episodes.

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DAVID LEE ROTH IS 65 TODAY

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Rock vocalist David Lee Roth was with Van Halen from 1974 to 1985 and went
on to pursue a solo career. He has a webcast via YouTube called The Roth
Show. He was born into a family of surgeons, working as a hospital orderly
while attending Pasadena City College.  Before becoming a rock star, he was
a radio personality. 

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 70

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Lawrence E. Junstrom (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)

(Fox News) – Larry Junstrom, a founding member of the Southern rock
band
Lynyrd Skynyrd and bassist for .38 Special, has died. 

The announcement was made on Sunday via .38 Special’s Facebook
page. Junstrom played with the band from 1977 until his retirement
in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery.

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38 Special band members walk the red carpet at the 34th Annual
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show in Atlanta,
Ga., on Oct. 14, 2012.

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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 70 TODAY

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Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver

She played the resourceful action hero Ellen Ripley in the Alien film franchise 
beginning in 1979. She also played Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984) and
Ghostbusters II (1989)  and Dr. Grace Augustine in Avata (2009).

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