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YoungWillz

Posted Yesterday, 11:28 PM

Miami doctor James Jude, who pioneered the use of CPR way back in the 1950s into the 1960s, has died at 87. http://www.miamihera...le29237104.html

 

Edit: Here's a background article from 2011 mentioning him: http://www.emsmuseum...d-Knickerbocker


Phantom

Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:43 PM

 

 

Nigel Mackenzie, inventor of the banoffee pie, has died:

 

http://www.telegraph...e-has-died.html

 

It's strange that they don't mention his age or hardly any other details.

 

Now you made me check. The Telegraph already published a "proper" obit a couple of days ago:

 

http://www.telegraph...r-obituary.html

 

But, the food section, for some reason, decided to write another one. Maybe they were annoyed at the spelling of the name of that pie.

 

 

Now that's a proper obit and actually gives details of his accomplishments as a restaurateur other than the invention of the banoffee pie, although in the new obit they constantly mis-spell the name of the pie.

I always thought it was more popular over here in the US than it was in the UK given the it's sickly sweet and a couple of bites of it makes your teeth itch.


gcreptile

Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:24 PM

 

Nigel Mackenzie, inventor of the banoffee pie, has died:

 

http://www.telegraph...e-has-died.html

 

It's strange that they don't mention his age or hardly any other details.

 

Now you made me check. The Telegraph already published a "proper" obit a couple of days ago:

 

http://www.telegraph...r-obituary.html

 

But, the food section, for some reason, decided to write another one. Maybe they were annoyed at the spelling of the name of that pie.


Phantom

Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

Nigel Mackenzie, inventor of the banoffee pie, has died:

 

http://www.telegraph...e-has-died.html

 

It's strange that they don't mention his age or hardly any other details.


gcreptile

Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:56 PM

Nigel Mackenzie, inventor of the banoffee pie, has died:

 

http://www.telegraph...e-has-died.html


gcreptile

Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:49 AM

Important member of the Rosetta Mission (The satellite surrounding an asteroid) and inspiring figure for women in sciences, Claudia Alexander is dead at 56:

 

http://www.astronomy...nder-dead-at-56


mijkediablo

Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

Caspar Bowden, former Chief Privacy Adviser to Microsoft (surely a misnomer?), has died. No cause yet, and the report doesn't specify his age.

 

http://uk.businessin...ied-2015-7?r=US


gcreptile

Posted 22 June 2015 - 10:36 AM

Frederick Pei Li, discoverer of the Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, which indicates a higher genetic disposition towards cancer, has died at 75, of Alzheimer's nor of cancer:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...at-75.html?_r=0


gcreptile

Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:52 AM

"Legendary" hot rod builder John G. Geraghty is dead at 85:

 

http://www.hotrod.co...ses-away-at-85/

 

He invented the hot rod model known as the "Grasshopper".


gcreptile

Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

The often overlooked fifth Beatle discoverer of the DNA, Prof. Raymond Gosling, is dead at 88:

 

http://www.telegraph...r-obituary.html

 

It was him who took the crucial X-ray photograph that "unlocked the secrets of the DNA", though they were sometimes credited to Rosalind Franklin at a later point.


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