In Memory of Henry Gibson, Patrick Swayze, Mary Travers, and Myles Brand

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Henry Gibson, likely most noted for his appearances in the original ensemble cast for Laugh In, has died at the age of 73, ending a short battle with cancer. While Gibson, who is not the namesake of my last dog, appeared in a number of movies and television programs in his career, I will always remember him for his role as the head of the Illinois Nazi party in the original Blues Brothers movie.

Tough week for celebrities this week as Patrick Swayze passed away a couple days ago, falling victim to pancreatic cancer. This morning we learned of the passing of Mary Travers, most known for her work with Peter, Paul and Mary (Puff the Magic Dragon) passed away yesterday after losing her long battle with leukemia.

Also yesterday the president of the NCAA, Myles Brand, passed away at the age of 67. Brand had also lost a battle against pancreatic cancer.


Here are a couple videos to honor those that we have just lost.

Patrick Swayze
August 18, 1952 - September 14, 2009

Mary Travers
November 9, 1936 - September 16, 2009

Henry Gibson
September 21, 1935 - September 14, 2009

Myles Brand
May 17, 1942 - September 16, 2009

Henry Gibson dies at 73; original cast member of 'Laugh In' -Los Angeles Times
Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72 - Houston Chronicle
NCAA President Myles Brand dead - Sports Illustrated
Patrick Swayze, Hollywood's Dirty-Dancer, Dead at 57 - E! Online

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