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RIP Marlon Brando


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#1 of 79 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:15 AM

This was posted at the toon zone forum and I haven't seen it confirmed yet:

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(CBS 5 News)--The man called the greatest actor of all time has died.


CBS 5 News has learned Marlon Brando passed away Thursday in Los Angeles.


Brando may be best known for his roles in "The Godfather" and "On the Waterfront". He won Oscars for his work in those 2 films.


The cause of death is still unknown.


Marlon Brando was 80 years old

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#2 of 79 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:22 AM

I don't know about official confirmation I haven't seen it anywhere myself, but rumours of his death are circulating my workplace.

#3 of 79 OFFLINE   Galen_V

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:27 AM

http://www.kpho.com/....3&nav=23KtOOSA

That's the link to the original story, although the Drudge Report is indicating that it might be a hoax...

#4 of 79 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:28 AM

I hope it's a hoax. I haven't heard any of the major news outlets reporting on it yet.
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#5 of 79 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:31 AM

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although the Drudge Report is indicating that it might be a hoax...


Interesting, it is kind of strange that a news station in AZ would break a story about someone dying in CA.

#6 of 79 OFFLINE   Galen_V

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:38 AM

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Interesting, it is kind of strange that a news station in AZ would break a story about someone dying in CA.


Not only that, but the timing of it is also very strange considering the fact that excerpts from that supposedly revealing British book about him is starting to leak out into the press. However, it looks like the Drudge Report has now shifted back to reporting that he has indeed died, although I still haven't' seen the news on any major news outlet yet.

#7 of 79 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:41 AM

I've heard the rumors as well. It wouldn't be exactly surprising.
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#8 of 79 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted July 02 2004 - 02:42 AM

Wasn't he supposed to start shooting some kind of Biopic soon too, about himself starring himself? I remember reading something about that, called Brando on Brando or something like that.

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:00 AM

There were several stories over the last few days detailing his $20 Million debt and lonely life.

Very sad news.

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#10 of 79 OFFLINE   Bill Williams

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:16 AM

CNN just confirmed it.
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#11 of 79 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:16 AM

According to Drudge report

"FAMILY MEMBERS SAY BRANDO DIED IN HOSPITAL... "

they don't list a source though.

#12 of 79 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:23 AM

New York Daily news is now reporting it.
http://www.nydailyne....p-179750c.html

#13 of 79 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:27 AM

Damn I was hoping it was just a hoax. Posted Image

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#14 of 79 OFFLINE   Galen_V

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:27 AM

MSNBC has just reported it too:

"American acting legen Marlon Brando dead at 80, his attorney says"

Edit: Fox News and the NY Times have joined them too.

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:33 AM

Thread title has been edited to reflect the veracity of this event.
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#16 of 79 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:33 AM

Ug, that's depressing.

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#17 of 79 OFFLINE   Kristian

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:36 AM

It's sad that he's gone, but it's also sad that his last years were so depressing. May he rest in peace. Posted Image
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#18 of 79 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:37 AM

I was hoping this was a hoax, sad news indeed. Posted Image

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:40 AM

Rest in Peace, Marlon. I think I'll watch The Godfather tonight.

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Posted July 02 2004 - 03:47 AM

Another major star from gone, and one of the very best at that. I'll definitely be watching Streetcar this weekend.

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