William Campbell, the actor who played Trelane in “The Squire of Gothos” and Koloth in “The Trouble With Tribbles” passed away late last night at the age of 84.
He was my favorite! ;_____;
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Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) has passed away at the age of 63. RIP.
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RIP Diana Wynne Jones:
Diana Wynne Jones was cheerful, energetic and accident-prone, and often admitted to laughing out loud as she wrote. After the success of Harry Potter, much of her backlist was reissued by HarperCollins in paperbacks; there was also a conference devoted to her work in 2009. She received numerous awards, including a World Fantasy lifetime achievement award and, in 2006, an honorary DLitt from Bristol University.
I loved and still love so many of her books. Sad news of the day, indeed. ;_;
Knut’s Final Moments: As many of you know, Knut the polar bear died suddenly and unexpectantly at his Berlin zoo habitat last week. Now video footage has surfaced of his final moments.
This is easily the saddest video you will see all week. ;_____________; RIP.
Cuddly Catastrophe: Knut the Polar Bear Dies - TIME NewsFeed
The four-year-old cub reportedly collapsed and died Saturday at the Berlin Zoo.
The world embraced Knut as our own after his mother rejected him shortly after birth. He beat the odds as the only polar bear ever raised by humans, showing an adorable affection toward his Berlin Zoo trainer – and adoptive father – Thomas Dörflein. But Saturday, Knut passed away of unknown causes while alone in the zoo’s polar bear enclosure.
Egyptian Protester Memorial Goes Viral On 1000Memories | TechCrunch
"Toronto entrepreneur Mahmoud Hashim had seen 1000Memories, a free service that builds profile pages for people who have passed away, on YCombinator’s Hacker News and thought that the product could be utilized to build a group memorial for those killed in Egypt’s #Jan25 protests. He offered to build the memorial himself.
Moved by the Mahmoud Hashim’s plea, the 1000Memories co-founders instead stayed up all night creating Egypt Remembers, the first ever 1000Memories group page. Hashim woke up to the page already made on Friday morning.”
The Advocate reported today that Lance Lundsten, an 18-year-old gay man from Minnesota, took his own life Saturday. He was openly gay and friends said he was bullied at school for his sexual orientation.
KSAX TV reports that authorities believe Lundsten’s death was a suicide. Police officers responded to an emergency call at his family’s residence in Miltona around 10 p.m. Saturday, and he was taken to Douglas County Hospital, where he died.
Minnesota senator Al Franken expressed condolences for the family; Minnesota legislators are working to crack down on LGBT bullying in schools.
This can’t keep happening, you guys. It really will get better if you stick around to see it through.
Expect details on what we can do very, very soon. This is heartbreaking and needs to stop.
It’s awful that progress often has to stem from tragedy, but Lance’s death is a stark reminder that, despite the enormous presence of the It Gets Better campaign and the political step forward in the repeal of DADT, it is so easy to forget that neither is a solution to a much bigger problem. Obviously that is not to say that we should give up trying. We do, however, need to be less quick to congratulate ourselves on a job well done while people still suffer at the hands of bullies nationwide and much quicker to find a way of preventing bullying rather than preventing suicides. RIP.
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