This is OT but surely there are some Beatles and music fans here. Sir George Martin passed away at the age of 90. George was the perfect producer for the Beatles and worked with many other legendary acts as well. Ive always had a great admiration for George. He was a man of talent, wisdom and had the tactful ability to pull out the best from talented artists.
So many musical legends have been lost this year already... That era of music is long gone but has left us with so many tremendous songs, still being enjoyed by millions today.
John Riccardo, former CEO of Chrysler, and true Michigan Man, passed away yesterday.
He was a family friend and had football and basketball season tickets for decades. I'll always rememebr the time I got to sit with him and his family courtside for a game to watch Tractor Traylor & Co beat Illinois.
He was a wonderful man, a true leader, and represented the university well. RIP, John. And always Go Blue!
Pretty much the best comedy films from the last 35 years had Harold Ramis' imprint on it. Sounds like had been suffering quite a lot the last couple years too unfortunately with a rare autoimmune disease.
If you got the time, watch a few clips today from Ghostbusters, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Animal House, National Lampoon's Vacation, Back to School or Meatballs. There are other films too and directing bits on The Office.
Broadcaster Pat Summerall has passed away at the age of 82. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
He currently holds the record for most Super Bowls called, at 16. He was on-air partners with John Madden for over 20 years and the two did 13 SBs together.
He will be missed by many football fans.
For those of us getting a bit long in the tooth, the name Blair Kiel needs no explanation. To you young whipper snappers, he's Gunner Kiel's uncle. He was only 50 years old, and he seems to have died of natural causes, possibly a heart attack. RIP Blair Kiel.
Former Detroit Tiger Jose Lima died of a heart attack this morning at 37.
RIP Lima Time.