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The Drill Down: Farewell To Greg Davies
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The Drill Down: Farewell To Greg Davies

In case you missed it being previously reported, dear friend of The Drill Down and longtime Geeks of Doom contributor Greg Davies (also known as cgt2099), passed away suddenly on the morning of January 29th.

For 124 episodes, Greg and Tom Cheredar traversed spacetime into complex discussions to deliver a critique of new Doctor Who episodes via Geeks of Doom’s TARDISblend podcast. Greg and Andrew Sorcini collaborated on over 100 episodes of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up, sharing stories from respective podcasts and their favorite music.

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The Doctor Who TARDISBlend 125: The End (Final Episode)
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The Doctor Who TARDISblend 125: Greg Davies

It’s never easy when the Doctor loses a companion during her/his travels, and the same is true of close friends in real life. As we previously reported, dear friend and longtime Geeks of Doom contributor Greg Davies (also known as cgt2099), passed away suddenly last week. For 124 episodes, Greg and I delved into complex discussions to deliver a critique of Doctor Who via the TARDISblend podcast. While the podcast has come to an end, my fellow GoDs and I wanted to do something to celebrate our fallen mate.

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RIP Greg Davies: Farewell and Dilligaf, Old Friend
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Tardis Farewell

Greg Davies, a long-time Geeks of Doom contributor and friend, passed away Tuesday. He was one of the first internet friends I made at the dawn of the social media and news-sharing era over a decade ago. He went by the handle cgt2099 and regularly used a silver alien head as his avatar. He immigrated to America from his home down under in Australia, and often ended discussions with the word “Dilligaf*.” And unlike the majority of folks I encountered in those early days of the social web, this guy was always hyper interested in two things: the most important news of the day, and figuring out a way to build a community around it that had more humanity than a rowdy comment section.

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Billie Lourd’s Piano Ballad Pays Tribute To Her Late Mother Carrie Fisher
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Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher Star Wars

It has been two years since Carrie Fisher passed away, and many fans of hers and her Star Wars legacy are still reeling after the loss. But none more than her daughter, Billie Lourd. Though Fisher is a fixture within the Star Wars universe, her daughter followed in her mother’s footsteps by joining her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now, to honor the memory of her mother, Lourd has released a touching tribute in the form of a video of herself singing Jackson Brown’s “These Days,” which happens to be one of her mother’s favorite songs. Check it out here below.

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Penny Marshall, Director Of ‘Big’ and ‘A League Of Their Own,’ Passes Away At 75
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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall, one of the most prolific female directors of our time, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications from diabetes.

From being one of the stars of Laverne & Shirley on TV to directing some of the most iconic films like Big and A League of Their Own, she blazed a trail for many of her female director successors. More on her passing below.

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Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies At 95
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Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, and creator, died this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, according to THR, who confirmed the news with a family representative. He was 95.

Lee, who had become ill in recent years, was reportedly rushed to the hospital earlier today for an undisclosed medical emergency. The man who was behind the creation of such characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Black Panther, and so much more is survived by his daughter Joan and his younger brother Larry Lieber. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died at 95 in July 2017 after complications from a stroke; their daughter Jan passed away three days after her birth in 1953.

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The Drill Down 546: Farewell Paul Allen
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Paul Allen

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, studies prove the FCC lied about Net Neutrality comments and NY state will investigate, Twitter releases Russia and Iran meddling tweets, Fortnite fights climate change, and Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen passes on… and more.

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Hollywood Legend Burt Reynolds Dies At 82
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Burt Reynolds Smokey and the Bandit

Burt Reynolds, who was one of the biggest superstars in Hollywood during the mid 1970s with theatrical hits such as Smokey and the Bandit and Deliverance, died today at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 82.

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Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Died
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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, a pioneer of R&B and Gospel music and who rightly earned the title of Queen of Soul, died today at her home in Detroit after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to CNN. She was 76.

The death of Franklin signifies an end to a life that was rich and robust, as colorful and full of memorable musical art as the woman herself. For over six decades, the singer’s instantly recognizable voice stretched to the emotional stratosphere and she became a titan not only in music, but provided a soundtrack, especially in her early superstar years, for a turbulent civil rights movement that was just at its peak during the late 1960s.

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Robby Müller, Celebrated Cinematographer Of ‘Repo Man’ and ‘Ghost Dog,’ Dies At Age 78
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Robby Müller

Robby Müller, the famed Dutch cinematographer responsible for shooting some of the greatest films of modern times — earning him the nickname “Master of Light” for his dazzling compositions of color and natural light — has passed away in Amsterdam just three months after celebrating his 78th birthday.

Müller’s family confirmed his death to the Dutch publication De Volksrant, stating that he had been seriously ill for a long time. As a cinematographer, Müller frequently worked with acclaimed directors like Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Lars von Trier, applying his unique visual style to some of their best films.

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