You may have noticed that I haven’t started this post with R.I.P. as I used to do. I would only reserve those letters to those whom I believed were good people, as far as I knew. However, I wouldn’t use them for suspicious characters or those who have a record of hatred, violence, inciting hatred, etc.
As of 2018, I’m no longer using the R.I.P. acronym in the title, but in this and over cases, that doesn’t mean that the individuals don’t deserve to rest in peace.
Also gone is the ‘Click here to read the rest of the article’ notice. The link to the original article is through the publication’s name. Click on that, and it will send you to the website.
From the Houston Chronicle:
Astronaut John Young — the first man to make six trips to space and the ninth to walk the moon — died Friday night from complications from pneumonia. He was 87.
Young was one of the nation’s longest-serving astronauts, spending 47 years leading missions in the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs.
“Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer,” NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said. “Astronaut John Young’s storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight; we will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier.”
Young’s bravery and commitment “sparked our nation’s first great achievements in space. But, not content with that, his hands-on contributions continued long after the last of his six spaceflights — a world record at the time of his retirement from the cockpit,” Lightfoot said in a prepared statement.
From ABC 7:
Longtime comedian and actor Jerry Van Dyke has died. He was 86 years old.
The younger brother of famed actor Dick Van Dyke, Jerry made his own name in comedy, most notably as one of the stars of TV’s “Coach.”
Co-star Craig T. Nelson released a statement to Eyewitness News, saying he is incredibly sad to hear of his passing.
“He was such a brilliant comedian and we had a great time working together on “Coach.” It is just devastating news. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the family.”
Jerry’s manager, John Castonia, confirmed he died Friday at his ranch in Hot Spring County, Arkansas. His wife, Shirley Ann Jones, was by his side. A cause of death was not immediately known.