Category Archives: death

Requiem for a Tall Man

Woke up this morning to find out that Angus Scrimm, best known for his role in the Phantasm movies as The Tall Man, mortician and digger-up of bodies to convert into his interdimensional slaves extraordinaire, had passed away at the … Continue reading

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The best dancer with the worst reputation

I was saddened to read that Annette Charles passed away yesterday at age 63 of complications from cancer. Annette Charles, for those of you that don’t know, is perhaps best known for her portrayal of bad girl Cha Cha DiGregorio … Continue reading

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Whenever I get my hair cut, I always get caught up on news from back home. The woman to whom I entrust my haircuts (no small honor) is also from Carroll and so, we have a lot of common ground … Continue reading

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And then there were none

My last living grandparent died on Thursday. Gladys Newcomb was 87 years old. Her death was peaceful and was right after lunch. It is hard to feel sad about the death of someone who has lived such a long life, … Continue reading

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