Tag Archives: Obits

WMAQ’s Daryl Hawks dies

The Chicago journalism community is in shock after the sudden passing of WMAQ-TV sports anchor and reporter Daryl Hawks on Thursday. He was only 38 years old. Hawks [..]

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Sun-Times Chairman Jim Tyree dies (updated)

Photo courtesy of Chicago Sun-Times (Editor’s note: This story was updated on March 19, 2011 due to new information.) Chicago Sun-Times Chairman James C. Tyree, (known as Jim [..]

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R.I.P. Al Masini, Founder of Television Program Enterprises

The industry is morning the death of prolific producer Al Masini, who passed away on Monday at his Honolulu home at the age of 80 due to cancer. [..]

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Barbara Billingsley, Tom Bosley, R.I.P.

This past week, we saw the passing of two classic TV stars. Last Saturday, actress Barbara Billingsley passed away at the age of 94. Billingsley was best known [..]

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Stephen J. Cannell, R.I.P.

Writer, producer, and businessman Stephen J. Cannell, died yesterday at the age of 69 in his Pasadena, Calif. home from complications resulting from melanoma. The news came as [..]

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R.I.P. Ward Quaal (1919-2010)

Ward L. Quaal, a Chicago television and radio pioneer instrumental in laying the groundwork for WGN-AM and WGN-TV, died Friday at the age of 91. Quaal began his [..]

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Rue McClanahan dies

I guess celebrity deaths come in threes. Just a week after Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away, now comes word on the death of Rue McClanahan, who [..]

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Gary Coleman dies

Gary Coleman, who is best known for one of America’s most famous catch phrases, died today at the age of 42 from complications of a fall earlier in [..]

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T Dog’s Four pack – The Santa edition

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Everyone! Terry Claus is here to deliver some goodies to the good little children… and coal to those who are not-so-good! Who won and [..]

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Walter Cronkite dies

One of journalism’s most trustworthy figures has passed away. Walter Cronkite, who was a longtime anchor of The CBS Evening News for nineteen years, died this evening at [..]

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T Dog’s Four Pack

The best and worst of the last three weeks: Good. – The Michael Jackson Memorial Service. Tasteful and dignified. – America’s Got Talent. Once again, the hit of [..]

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T Dog’s Four Pack – In Memoriam

A special edition of T Dog’s Four Pack this week, in honor of four individuals who passed away this week – two of these I have already written [..]

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Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett die on same day

Sadly, the Grim Reaper has been busy. Farrah Fawcett: http://tiny.cc/mVgyv Michael Jackson: http://tiny.cc/BYJX8 With the passing of these two icons – plus the deaths of Ed McMahon and [..]

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John Callaway dies

A day after TV legend Ed McMahon died, another media legend – this time locally – has passed on. John Callaway – a figure in Chicago media for [..]

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Ed McMahon dies

One of television’s most recognizable faces – and voices – has left us. Ed McMahon, best known as Johnny Carson’s sidekick for more than thirty years on The [..]

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