Richmond heavy metal guitar legend Cory Smoot of Midlothian was found dead on GWAR's tour bus before it crossed into Canada Thursday after a concert in Minneapolis, according to a spokesman for the band's label.
YUP | 1 Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designerComputer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post.
Wikipedia biography here.
He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the development of Unix. He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999.
"Ritchie's influence rivals Jobs's; it's just less visible," James Grimmelman observed on Twitter. "His pointer has been cast to void *; his process has terminated with exit code 0."
Yvette Vickers, star of groovy movies like Attack of the Giant Leeches and Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Miss July of 1959 (her spread was shot by the late great Russ Meyer) has been found in her Benedict Canyon home by an upstairs neighbor in an advanced state of mummification, suggesting that she's been dead for over a year.
Tuesday, May 3rd 2011 (12:00am) | Thanks: RicRuled
Owsley "Bear" Stanley, a 1960s counterculture figure who flooded the flower power scene with LSD and was an early benefactor of the Grateful Dead, died in a car crash in his adopted home country of Australia on Sunday, his family said. He was believed to be 76.
Strongman of the ages and powerjuicer of damn near everything Jack LaLanne died Sunday at the age of 96. Unconfirmed reports state that he was biting through a steel girder while banging supermodels when he passed.
Monday, Jan 24th 2011 (12:00am)
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