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« Reply #480 on: July 21, 2011, 06:54:59 PM »

Otto von Hapsburg is dead at the age of 98. His father was the last emperor of Austria-Hungary.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/world/europe/05hapsburg.html

Here he is in 1936, in the uniform of a captain of the Tyrolean rifleman's regiment.



R.I.P.


^^  Funeral of Otto von Hapsburg, the last prince of the House of Hapsburg.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015994/End-Royal-dynasty-Otto-von-Habsburg-laid-rest--heart-buried-crypt-85-miles-away-different-country.html?ITO=1490


 

 R.I.P.
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« Reply #481 on: July 21, 2011, 07:04:03 PM »

I don't get why they call him the "last prince of the house of Habsburg" ... from the Times obit quoted above:

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Otto, who stopped appearing in public after the death of his wife, Regina, last year, is survived by his younger brother, Felix, as well as 7 children, 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
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« Reply #482 on: July 21, 2011, 07:28:46 PM »

Young Otto reminds me of my late father ???

 

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« Reply #483 on: July 22, 2011, 12:36:57 AM »

I always knew you were a Princess, Aline! ;)
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« Reply #484 on: July 22, 2011, 05:42:28 AM »

Could you imagine!?  :D

"La-la-la-LA-la-la-laaaaa... stop making FUN of my muuuuule"  ;D

Seriously, RIP Antonio Prieto!  :-\
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« Reply #485 on: July 23, 2011, 10:20:52 AM »

Amy Winehouse dead at 27.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2018020/Amy-Winehouse-dead--Found-dead-London-flat.html


I was listening to an interveiw with Tony Bennett yesterday when he praised her amazing voice and ability to sing some brilliant jazz numbers.  She is on the latest Bennett album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7J_KQDUUg   At about 2.25 mins.

Be at peace now Amy.
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« Reply #486 on: July 23, 2011, 11:16:00 AM »

I don't get why they call him the "last prince of the house of Habsburg" ... from the Times obit quoted above:


^^

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Habsburg

 
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Otto von Habsburg (20 November 1912 4 July 2011),also known by his royal name as Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1918, a realm which comprised modern-day Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, and parts of Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. He remained the Crown Prince of Hungary until 1921. He was the head of the House of Habsburg and the Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece between 1922 and 2007,and at the same time, the Habsburg pretender to the former thrones.

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On November 11, 1918, with his empire collapsing around him, the last Habsburg ruler, Charles I (who also reigned as Charles IV of Hungary) issued a proclamation recognizing Austria's right to determine the future of the state and renouncing any role in state affairs. Two days later, he issued a separate proclamation for Hungary. Even though he did not officially abdicate, this is considered the end of the Habsburg dynasty. In 1919, the new republican Austrian government subsequently passed a law banishing the Habsburgs from Austrian territory until they renounced all intentions of regaining the throne and accepted the status of private citizens. Charles made several attempts to regain the throne of Hungary, and in 1921 the Hungarian government passed a law which revoked Charles' rights and dethroned the Habsburgs.

The Habsburgs did not formally abandon all hope of returning to power until Otto von Habsburg, Emperor Charles' eldest son, renounced all claims to the throne.


 Habsburg Law

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habsburg_Law
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« Reply #487 on: July 23, 2011, 11:20:04 AM »

Amy Winehouse dead at 27.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2018020/Amy-Winehouse-dead--Found-dead-London-flat.html



 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237

 It is too bad and stupid to die of alcoholism at 27 years old.. too young to.....!!!  :(    She has great talent with very nice voice.....

 Rest in peace, Amy   :(


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« Reply #488 on: July 23, 2011, 11:24:38 AM »

Amy Winehouse dead at 27.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2018020/Amy-Winehouse-dead--Found-dead-London-flat.html


I was listening to an interveiw with Tony Bennett yesterday when he praised her amazing voice and ability to sing some brilliant jazz numbers.  She is on the latest Bennett album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7J_KQDUUg   At about 2.25 mins.

Be at peace now Amy.

I couldn't believe when I read this. I thought Amy was getting better and taking care of herself!!!
27 years old, gorgeous and incredibly talented.

What a terrible, sad news.
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« Reply #489 on: July 23, 2011, 05:47:47 PM »

Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHddkSxHEEY
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« Reply #490 on: July 25, 2011, 07:19:59 AM »

I've been away all weekend and this was a real shock.. such a talent, gone.

This really is very sad news..
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« Reply #491 on: August 03, 2011, 04:53:19 PM »

Bubba Smith, a former NFL player and actor, has died at age 66.

http://www.foxsportswest.com/08/03/11/Bubba-Smith-NFL-star-and-Police-Academy-/landing.html?blockID=543930&feedID=3707&gt1=39002

He played for the Baltimore Colts, and as an actor he is best known for his role as Hightower in the Police Academy series of movies.

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« Reply #492 on: August 04, 2011, 10:20:10 AM »

RIP  Bubba Smith.

The Police Academy movies were so funny.
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« Reply #493 on: August 07, 2011, 11:11:01 AM »

RIP, Hugh Carey, former governor of NYS.
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« Reply #494 on: August 07, 2011, 01:27:04 PM »

^ He's credited with rescuing the state from bankruptcy during the financial crisis of the 1970s.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/nyregion/hugh-carey-who-led-fiscal-rescue-of-new-york-city-dead-at-92.html

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« Reply #495 on: August 07, 2011, 04:32:50 PM »

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War heroine Nancy Wake dies

Australia's most decorated World War II servicewoman Nancy Wake has died.

Wake, known as the White Mouse, died on Sunday in a hospital in London, where she had lived since 2001. She was 98.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/war-heroine-nancy-wake-dies-20110808-1ii2j.html
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« Reply #496 on: August 07, 2011, 07:42:05 PM »

Such a brave woman.

RIP Nancy.
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« Reply #497 on: August 12, 2011, 08:12:38 PM »

I didn't hear about the death of Francesco Quinn, son of Anthony until I was looking at the recent deaths page at imdb. Francesco was only 48 and is probably best remembered as Rhah from Platoon.



http://www.newsday.com/long-island/obituaries/francesco-quinn-48-actor-dies-1.3084005
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« Reply #498 on: August 12, 2011, 08:15:13 PM »

Francesco was only 48 and is probably best remembered as Rhah from Platoon.

I just watched that film last night ... freaky.
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« Reply #499 on: August 12, 2011, 08:17:44 PM »

And another one from last month. G D Spradlin passed away aged 90.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/26/local/la-me-g-d-spradlin-20110726
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