By MitchellI've been woefully behind lately, particularly with our obituaries. Over at Stella Borealis, Ray has this excellent roundup on Avery Cardinal Dulles, who died in early December. (Sadly, it appears that Fr. Richard John Neuhaus may soon be joining his company.) The same day it was announced that the actor Van Johnson had died, and Dirty Harry's Place presented a very warm remembrance. The owner of the Minnesota Twins, Carl Pohlad, died earlier this week - I have nothing to add to that.
As always, Turner Classic Movies presented an elegant tribute to those in the entertainment industry who died in 2008, and in watching this see if you're not stunned at the magnitude of those who are no longer with us.