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Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 08:02 AM PDT

Author Tom Clancy has died

by sizzzzlerz

Tom Clancy, author of The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and many other espionage and military works died today in a Baltimore hospital. He was 66. His novels were notorious for details and intricate plot lines as well as their sheer length. Clancy was known for his support of conservative causes. He also was part owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

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Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:26 AM PST

Dave Brubeck dead at 91

by sizzzzlerz

The jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck, died this morning of heart failure at his home in Connecticut. He was 91 years of age. Brubeck was one of the quintessential jazz musicians of the 1950s and 1960s, most famous for Take Five and Blue Rondo ala Turk, pieces written by his fellow quartet member, Paul Desmond. Up until his death, he was actively performing and had a number of events scheduled for next year.

A jazz hero of mine, he will be sorely missed.

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