Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0020-0024

Signe Toly Anderson, 74, original singer for Jefferson Airplane.  Got knocked up and quit the band, was replaced by Grace Slick, vanished into obscurity, died on the same day as Paul Kantner.

Fucks given: .01

Benoît Violier, 44, world’s “top chef”, blew his brains out a month after his 3 Michelin Star Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville was voted World’s Best Restaurant by La Liste.

Fucks given: 1.  When shit like this happens, it convinces me that I do not actually suffer from depression, since my life sucks* and yet I have no desire to kill myself.

Bob Elliott, 92, comedian, the Bob half of Bob and Ray, father of Chris Elliott.

Fucks given: 1

Joe Alaskey, 63, replaced Mel Blanc as the voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Fucks given: 0, he was after my time, I’m more of an oldschool Mel Blanc fan.

Maurice White, 74, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Fucks given: Lack of an Oxford comma may actually push him from 0 into the negatives.

* okay doesn’t actually suck that much, but I’m certainly not the best person in my field running the best business in my field.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0015-0019

Jimmy Bain, 68, bass player for Rainbow and Dio.

Fucks given: .5, I probably saw him play live as I saw Dio a few times in the mid-80’s.

Marvin Minsky, 88, AI pioneer.

Fucks given: 5

Henry Worsley, 55, died attempting the first solo crossing of Antarctica.

Fucks given: 0, what a dumbass.

Abe Vigoda, 94, Detective Fish on Barney Miller, also famous for being rumored to be dead.

Fucks given: 3

Paul Kantner, 74, founding member of Jefferson Airplane.

Fucks given: .3