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Two RIPs

A couple notable deaths:

* Nazzareno “Neno” Zamperla (age 82), who did stunts for the movies in episodes 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED and 502- HERCULES, died in Italy March 19.
This Italian website has the news in Italian, but Google was able to haltingly translate.
Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

* Kenny Rogers (age 81), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 414- TORMENTED. The New York Times has the story.

7 Replies to “Two RIPs”

  1. Scott Strong
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    says:

    Kenny Rogers was really a force in the 70’s and 80’s. A handsome man with a good voice who seemed like a class act. The good ones are always missed. RIP.

       10 likes

  2. Mysteryman
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    says:

    Did Rogers die in his sleep? It was the best that he could hope for.

       7 likes

  3. Sitting Duck
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    says:

    Zamperla was also one of the tavern brawlers in Hercules and the Captive Women (listed on IMDB as Hercules Conquers Atlantis).

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820670

       4 likes

  4. The Original EricJ
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    says:

    “Hi, I’m Kenny Rogers, and I feel like singing a sad song for all those guitars out there, gathering dust in the closet…”
    (To those of you born after the 70’s, these words will mean nothing.)

       6 likes

  5. supernaturalcat
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    says:

    I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in…

    RIP

       3 likes

  6. Ray Dunakin
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    says:

    I never knew Kenny Rogers was also a highly-talented photographer:

    https://petapixel.com/2020/03/23/the-late-kenny-rogers-was-a-fantastic-photographer/

       2 likes

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