1940-2010 Famous Cub player and announcer Ron Santo dies, due to complications from bladder cancer and diabetes, he was 70 at the time of his passing on December 2, 2010. Ron Santos hit 342 home runs as a Major League baseball player and had over 1300 RBIs. Ron Santos was also a great glove man, winning five Gold gloves.
Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.
We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
What Happened in History on December 4th?
1941 – Nazi ordinances places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
1942 – Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Å»egota organization.
1249-1334 – Pope John XXII
1851-1902 – Charles Dow was an American journalist (Dow Jones & Company – Wall Street Journal)
1895-1967 – Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic (Wizard of Oz), he was the cowardly lion on the Wizard of Oz
1948-1969 – Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered by police and FBI agents as he lie asleep in bed
19511976 – Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
1911-1980 – Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69, had both male and female parts and could not be identified as either a woman or a man. Was killed during an armed robbery
1940-1993 – Frank V Zappa was a famous US music/composer (Mothers of Invention),
1951-2007 – Chip Reese was an American professional poker player
1973-2007 – Pimp C was an American Rapper, was one half of UGK, died of an accidental overdose
1973-2009 – Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler, he played Umaga in the WWE, died from acute toxicity
Only 21 Days Until Christmas
This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing