Posts tagged: Obituary First Lines

Mike Wallace: Obituary First Lines

Dogged, merciless, pit bull, grand inquisitor… that’s how the papers are summing up Mike Wallace.

Christopher Hitchens: Obituary First Lines

Troublemaker, charmer, provocateur, polemicist… that’s what the obituaries are calling Christopher Hitchens. He died yesterday in a Houston hospital at age 62. 

Obituary First Lines: Michael Crichton

A sampling of opening lines about the celebrated author:”Michael Crichton, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, was like a character in a Michael Crichton novel.”   -The New York Times”The gone-haywire theme parks of Jurassic Park and Westworld. The breakneck medical decisions of ER. The storm chasers of Twister.

Obituary First Lines: George Carlin

Comedian George Carlin has died at age 71. Here’s how some news outlets began their Carlin obits.”At the end of his rackety and eventful life, George Carlin, the US comedian and hero of the counter-culture, has been best remembered for seven words.” -The Independent

Obituary First Lines: Dick Martin

TV comedy star Dick Martin has died at age 83. Here’s how some major news outlets are summing up his life.”Dick Martin, co-host of ‘Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,’ which popularized the phrase, ‘Sock it to me’…” -Bloomberg News “Dick Martin, the zany half of the comedy team whose ‘Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In’ took television by storm in the 1960s…” -The Associated Press

Obituary First Lines: Arthur C. Clarke

The first lines from selected remembrances of Arthur C. Clarke, who died on Wednesday in Sri Lanka:”Arthur C. Clarke could claim to have inspired, among other things, the development of communications satellites and the space race. Yet he never drove a car.”  -The Age of Melbourne

Obituary First Lines: Roy Scheider

A smattering of obituary openings for actor Roy Scheider, who has died at age 75:- “Thanks to Roy Scheider, it was okay for the good people of Amity Island to go back in the water again.” -E! Online