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TMZ reports that retired Lakers player Kobe Bryant was killed in a brutal helicopter crash in Los Angeles.   EDIT: Confirmed by both TSN and ESPN 550 (KTZN-Anchorage) - https://550thezone.ihear

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured in today's horrific incident in Toronto. 

Alex Trebek has passed away on November 8th at 80 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He is well known as the host from Jeopardy and also Canadian. From Sudbury, Ontario.  

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G. Gordon Liddy, an FBI agent known for his involvment in the Watergate scandal, for which he was convicted, but later pardoned, passed away on March 30th from Parkinson's disease at age 90.

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Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of the Late Dr Martin Luther King Jr who was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968 while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated at age  39.

 

 

 

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Actress Gloria Henry passed away on April 3rd, 2021 at age 98. She was best known for portraying Alice Mitchell on the CBS family sitcom "Dennis the Menace" from 1959 to 1963.

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4 hours ago, Gregory said:

Former NFL player Phillip Adams has died at the age of 32. He is suspected of killing 5 people in South Carolina, then took his own life.

 

What team did he play for? 

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5 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

 

What team did he play for? 

He played for six teams during his six seasons in the NFL: San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and he finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons. The most games he played for one team was the Oakland Raiders, where he played 31 games combined in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

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1 hour ago, Gregory said:

Canadian businessman Galen Weston has died at the age of 80. Weston was the founder of Loblaws.

Wrong. It was Theodore Pringle Loblaws who created Loblaws back in 1919. Garfield Weston (Galen Weston's father) is the one who acquired the majority share of Loblaws which the beginning was 100,000 shares in 1947. Galen taking over in 1971 having to restructure the company to be better prepared financially. 

Noting how the Loblaws acquisition was funded is because of Weston's bread company. 

Galen Weston and family was the second wealthiest family in Canada. They did plan ahead of time with Galen Weston Jr taking over the day to day operations of Loblaws Companies Limited in a full-time capacity. Especially since Loblaws is the biggest Canadian retailer too. 

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On 4/14/2021 at 1:39 AM, GTAmissions1 said:

Wrong. It was Theodore Pringle Loblaws who created Loblaws back in 1919. Garfield Weston (Galen Weston's father) is the one who acquired the majority share of Loblaws which the beginning was 100,000 shares in 1947. Galen taking over in 1971 having to restructure the company to be better prepared financially. 

Noting how the Loblaws acquisition was funded is because of Weston's bread company. 

Galen Weston and family was the second wealthiest family in Canada. They did plan ahead of time with Galen Weston Jr taking over the day to day operations of Loblaws Companies Limited in a full-time capacity. Especially since Loblaws is the biggest Canadian retailer too. 

I stand corrected, and thanks for the info.

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