Archive for Angel of Death


In February, the Angel of Death visited these folks:

February 1 – Don Cornelius

February 3 – Ben Gazzara

February 5 – Bill Hinzman

February 11 – Whitney Houston

February 12 – John Severin

February 12 – David Kelly

February 16 – Gary Carter

Colvin in Tahrir Square. Photograph by Ivor Prickett/Sunday Times/AP Photo.

February 22 – Marie Colvin

Image Credit: Mel Evans/AP

February 24 – Jan Berenstain

February 28 – Hal Roach

February 29 – Davy Jones

Random number selector resulted in February 22, 6th listing:

February 22 – Royal Academy – Irish racehorse

Comments (3)


January was not kind to drummers…

January 6 – Tom Ardolino

January 14 – Pilar Montero

January 14 – Robbie France

January 17 – Johnny Otis

January 20 – Etta James

January 22 – Joe Paterno

January 24 – Andrew MacNaughtan

January 24 – James Farentino

January 26 – Robert Hegyes

Random number selector resulted in January 21, 2nd listing:

January 21 – Jodie-Anne White



Angel of Death recipients for December…

December 6 – Dobie Gray

Harry Morgan
December 7 – Harry Morgan

December 8 – Alan Styles

John Patrick Foley
December 11 – John Patrick Foley

George Whitman
December 14 – George Whitman

Christopher Hitchens
December 15 – Christopher Hitchens

Kim Jong-il from Team America
December 17 – Kim Jong-il

Kiss of the Vampire Don Sharp
December 18 – Don Sharp

Václav Havel
December 18 – Václav Havel

Ron Smith
December 19 – Ron Smith

Sean Collins
December 26 – Sean Collins

Random number selector resulted in December 22, 2nd listing:

Zithulele Sinqe
December 22 – Zithulele Sinqe



It’s been a while since I’ve done an R.I.P. post and because November was a particularly busy month for the Angel of Death, I thought I’d start a new, consolidated monthly R.I.P. post. Here are some of the notable deaths (to me) listed on Wikipedia. And because there are so many folks that I’ve never heard of, I thought I’d use a number generator to pick one of these folks for the post.

Matty Alou

November 3 – Matty Alou (I’m not familiar with his playing baseball but his name usually comes up in crossword puzzles.

Andy Rooney

November 4 – Andy Rooney

Joe Frazier

November 7 – Joe Frazier

Bil Keane

November 8 – Bil Keane and his crazy family!

Heavy D

November 8 – Heavy D

Laura Kennedy

November 14 – Laura Kennedy – from the fun 80s band, Bush Tetras

John Neville

November 19 – John Neville – so wonderful in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Sergio Scaglietti

November 20 – Sergio Scaglietti – designer of some lovely Ferraris

November 21 – Anne McCaffrey – loved her Dragonrider series when I was a kid

Ken Russell

November 27 – Ken Russell

Patrice O'Neal

November 28 – Patrice O’Neal

Random number selector resulted in November 12, 2nd listing:

Jim Sullivan

November 12 – Jim Sullivan



and to think I was once a nuclear engineering major…

Comments (1)


Been a spate of deaths in the last two days – the AoD has been very busy.

Mick Karn
R.I.P. Mick Karn

Pete Postlethwaite
R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite

Gerry Rafferty
R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty





Don Meredith

R.I.P. “Dandy Don” Meredith, Dallas Cowboys QB and Monday Night Football icon.





Tony Curtis - Some Like it Hot
I love this movie!

R.I.P. Tony Curtis


« Previous entries