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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 08:18 PM
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Ron Silver dead at 62
Succumbed to cancer, on the Ides of March.

I know he went off the deep end a few years back, but he was fantastic as Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune. Hate to see cancer taking so many people.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03152009/news/regionalnews/...

March 15, 2009

Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died this morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post.

"Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning," said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped create.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 08:44 PM
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1. My condolences to his family.
:(
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 08:46 PM
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2. was he a smoker? (not that this makes it any less tragic)
Edited on Sun Mar-15-09 08:49 PM by LaydeeBug
I'm just curious if anyone knows that?

RIP Mr. Silver.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 08:46 PM
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3. RIP. He was great on the West Wing. n/t
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 10:33 PM
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10. who did he play on WW?
don't know
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 10:39 PM
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11. Campaign advisor Bruno Gianelli
He advised Bartlet in his re-election campaign and then switched to the Republican candidate, Arnie Vinnick in the election portrayed in the show's final season. Kind of mirroring Silver's own switch from Democrat to Republican.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 08:47 PM
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4. i saw him on Larry King's show about 2 months before the election and i knew
he was sick even though he didn't discuss it, or at least not in the segment i saw.

Rip Mr. Silver.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 09:14 PM
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5. Goodnight, funnyman
:patriot:
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 09:21 PM
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6. Ah, what a shame. Way too young.
Just saw a clip about him on CNN.
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 09:23 PM
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7. He was good for Equity, regardless of his recent insane-ness.
He was my dad's age. That's simply too young.

Sad.
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 09:24 PM
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8. Self Deleted.
Edited on Sun Mar-15-09 09:27 PM by Mike 03
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RiffRandell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 09:27 PM
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9. I loved "Reversal of Fortune".
Ron, Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close were all great. I followed that case pretty intensely, although I was pretty young at the time. My sister lived in Newport when it was going on, and I read Sunny von Bulow died a few months ago, after spending over 20 years on life support.

RIP Ron
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 11:08 PM
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12. Rest in Peace Mr. Silver, Rest in Peace
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