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Old 2021-07-29, 12:45   #1761
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said.

Popeil died "suddenly and peacefully" Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said in a statement. He was 86. No cause of death was given.

Popeil essentially invented the popular image of the American television pitchman, whose novel products solved frustrating problems viewers didn't know they had. He popularized much of the vernacular of late-night TV ads and infomercials, with lines like "Now how much would you pay?" and "Set it and forget it."
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Old 2021-07-29, 21:52   #1762
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Old 2021-08-11, 08:00   #1763
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Hall of Fame Canadian-American Ice hockey goaltender.

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Old 2021-08-15, 12:22   #1764
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Famous German football striker.

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Old 2021-08-15, 16:07   #1765
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Old 2021-08-24, 17:44   #1766
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English drummer(the Rolling Stones).

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Old 2021-08-30, 23:39   #1767
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later in the drama “Lou Grant,” died Sunday. He was 91.
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Old 2021-09-03, 01:04   #1768
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Mikis Theodorakis
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Mikis Theodorakis, the beloved Greek composer whose rousing music and life of political defiance won acclaim abroad and inspired millions at home, died Thursday. He was 96.

His death at his home in central Athens was announced on state television and followed multiple hospitalizations in recent years, mostly for heart treatment.

Theodorakis' prolific career that started at age 17 produced a hugely varied body of work that ranged from somber symphonies and an anthem for the Palestinian Liberation Organization to popular television and the film scores for "Serpico" and "Zorba the Greek."
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Old 2021-09-06, 19:12   #1769
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Ivan Patzaichin was a legendary Romanian canoeist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Patzaichin
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Old 2021-09-06, 20:04   #1770
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French film actor.

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Old 2021-09-07, 00:45   #1771
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Jean-Pierre Adams
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Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams, who had been in a coma for 39 years, has died at the age of 73.

Adams was admitted to hospital for knee surgery in March 1982 but never regained consciousness after an error with his supply of anaesthetic.
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Adams was discharged from hospital after 15 months and had been cared for at home in Nimes by his wife, Bernadette, ever since.
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