I scanned CNN’s list of 100 people who passed on in 2013.
I was reminded I wrote four obits in 2013:
Dick Newick, naval architect with a specialty in sailing trimarans. http://wp.me/p31Ng8-4H
Paolo Soleri, ecological architect http://wp.me/p31Ng8-2z
Ed Lyman, storyman. http://wp.me/p31Ng8-3K
Jack Gilbert, Poetryman. http://wp.me/p31Ng8-3P
We also lost Nelson Mandela, whose name and persona will live in history as long as anyone of this generation.
Peter O’Toole, I saw him in Theater in the Round in Philadelphia 50 years ago.
David Frost, who got Richard Nixon to admit he let down the American people and secured Frost his 15 minutes of fame
Eydie Gorme, the iconic torchy singer. “Guess who I saw today, my dear.”
Elmore Leonard , “Nobody edits ME.”
Jonathon Winters, a funny man who never used a four-letter word on stage.
Stan Musial, a baseball superstar before the word was coined.
Roger Ebert, together again with Gene Siskel.
There were more, but this is the list of people I wept for. Who is on your list that I missed?