Hoss' RIP Thread
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Winnie Mandela (born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela; 9/26/1936-4/2/2018) ~ Winnie Mandela, the former wife of the late South African anti-apartheid activist and president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, died on April 2nd, 2018, of complications from diabetes. Mandela was 81 years old.

Like her husband, Winnie was active in the anti-apartheid movement and she also served two stints in the South African Parliament.

Winnie and Nelson Mandela were married from 1958-1996 and had two children together.





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Timothy Joseph "Tim" O'Connor (7/3/1927-4/5/2018) ~ Tim O'Connor, an actor best remembered for his work on Peyton Place and Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, died of cancer on April 5th, 2018. O'Connor was 90 years old.

Some of O'Connor's other credits include: General Hospital, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, The FBI, The Defenders and The Fugitive.








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Jan Tomas "Milos" Forman (2/18/1932-4/13/2018) ~ Milos Forman, the Czech-born director/screenwriter who directed One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984), died on April 13th, 2018, at the age of 86.

Some of Forman's other credits include: The Fireman's Ball (1967), Hair (1979), Ragtime (1981) and Man On The Moon (1999).

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is my favorite film of those that he directed---still powerful even today. Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher (who won an Oscar) were great in that flick!










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Harold Everett "Hal" Greer (6/26/1936-4/14/2018) ~ Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame former NBA player with the Philadelphia 76ers, died on April 14th, 2018, after a short illness. Greer was 81 years old.

Greer is widely considered one of the greatest players to wear the 76ers uniform. He is the franchise leader in career points scored, field goals, field goal attempts, games played and minutes played. The 76ers retired his number 15 in 1976.

Greer was also a 10-time All-Star and teamed with NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain to help the 76ers win the NBA championship in 1967.

Hal Greer's career statistics: 19.2 PPG/5.0 RPG/4.0 APG

Greer was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982


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Congrats to Mariano Rivera on becoming the first unanimous MLB Hall Of Fame inductee in baseball history! A well-deserved honor and it couldn't have happened to a classier ballplayer. Congrats Mo---the greatest closer of all-time!!!
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