To those we lost in 2007
Columnist, Art Buchwald
Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams
TV writer Bob Carroll Jr
Author Sidney Sheldon
Spinners singer Billy Henderson
Funk Brother Joe Hunter
Archie comics artist Joe Edwards
Former NBA star and coach Dennis Johnson
Comedian Richard Jeni
Former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson
Actor Roscoe Lee Browne
Film industry lobbyist Jack Valenti
Comic-actor Tom Poston
Boxer Diego Corrales
Actor Carl Wright
Actor Charles Nelson Reilly
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit
Film critic Joel Siegel
R&B singer Bill Pinkney
Former talk show host Tom Snyder
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh
Entertainer-business mogul Merv Griffin
Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto
Jazz percussionist Max Roach
Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti
Actress Jane Wyman
Comedian Joey Bishop
Singer Robert Goulet
Donda West, mother of Kanye West
Writer Norman Mailer
Washington Redskin Sean Taylor
Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel
Rapper Pimp C
Poker star David ‘Chip’ Reese
TV executive Roger M. King
Musician Ike Turner
Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg
Former TV host Jack Linkletter
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson
Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto
On Eddie Robinson:
 I never knew Coach Robinson. I knew of him, I was aware of his many accomplishments and how he was a great Coach. To me, to be a great Coach is a great teacher and then some. Relationships between players and Coaches are much more than those of your average teacher. Eddie Robinson, from all I’ve ever heard and seen was one of very few men who "walk the talk", he led by example and set an example for a great many young men. He did it with hard work, honesty and humility.
You were a Man among Men


Posted on December 30, 2007, in In Memoriam and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Wow, thanks for posting this…it is amazing to see at the end of the year who passed.  To you and yours…have a safe and happy new year!Peace.

  2. Eddie Robinson was great.  Like you, I didn’t know him personally, but, he remains alive in those whom he touched.  Nice post.  Peace.

  3. They will all be missed – While attending Tennessee State, Grambling will visit for the football games and basketball games and Coach Robinson has always been an larger than life gentleman and coach –

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