Tuesday marked the end for longtime character actor Eli Wallach at the age of 98. This means a second score for Tim, who has earned 31 more points for a total of 56 on the season. This moves him from 6th place into 4th. Tom is still riding high on the Hoffman score at 95 points, but on the cusp of Q3 and its 1.5 multiplier this is still indeed anyone’s game!
Tuesday marked the first taste of success for Fantasy Obits veteran David, who earned 37 points for his first score on the passing of legendary radio personality Casey Kasem. Famous for his American Top 40 program starting in 1970, Kasem would host similar countdown-style programs off and on until his retirement in 2009. He also provided one of the most instantly-recognizable cartoon character voices of all time in Norville “Shaggy” Rogers from Scooby Doo.
In other league news, we will begin the third quarter of the season in 15 days, and scores from that point will earn 1.5 times base score.
A few days late, but Friday marked the end for longtime actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. at the age of 95. Famous for playing the classic debonair lawman role in the 1950s and 60s, his career remained steady throughout his life, having a recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in various Batman productions of the past 20 years. His passing means Tracy earns her second score of the year and also for the second quarter, matching the 31 points gained for Mickey Rooney less than a month ago. She is now in third place overall.
Word arose today of the passing of Cuban baseball pitcher Connie Marrero, known as the oldest living Major League Baseball player, at the age of 102. Marrero played much of his career in his home country, but made the majors at age 38 and pitched five years for the Washington Senators, becoming a fan favourite and earning a spot on the American League all-star team in 1951. He was also Logan’s 1st round pick and today became his third score of the season, earning 25 base points for age plus a six point 2nd quarter bonus. This gives Logan a total of 86 points, now a mere nine behind Tom as both competitors distance themselves from the rest of the field.
A mere four days into the second quarter of competition we already have our first score! Legendary actor Mickey Rooney passed at the age of 93 today, surrounded by family. This guy’s acting credits go back to 1926, for Christ’s sake. You know…flappers, bootlegging hustlers, and if you asked anybody to name one Adolf they’d probably say Adolphe Sax. The woman of the hour is Tracy, who also earns her first score and a six-point bonus for striking in the second quarter. That makes for a sweet 31 points.