An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

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An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by SunshineSue » Mon May 27, 2024 2:04 pm

I was shocked to get the news that Bill Walton passed away today. I didn't even realize he was fighting cancer. There was no one more fun to look for at a show or to listen to commenting on a basketball game than Bill. And no one had a smile broader or happier than his! My heart is breaking at the loss of one of the truly good people in this community and on this planet. :cry:

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RIP Bill Walton

Post by Equinox » Mon May 27, 2024 2:04 pm

Dead at 71 after a long battle with cancer.

A Hall of Fame hoops player and a Hall of Fame Dead Head.

Also, the tallest head at any show by at least six inches.

Fare Thee Well, Bill.
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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by Tone Weaver » Mon May 27, 2024 2:11 pm

This hurts. Bill was a rare and gifted soul who always brought joy to the room.

Fare thee well, brother Bill.

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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by Equinox » Mon May 27, 2024 2:16 pm

A big man in every way. One night he sat right behind me at a Further show at the Beacon. Seated, he was roughly the same height as me standing.

Also I saw him once wandering through the crowd at MSG and he looked so happy just to say Hello to people.

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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by LostSailor » Mon May 27, 2024 2:18 pm

We met Bill Walton in the Oakland Coliseum
parking lot at a nye run. He was getting out of his Hummer. Sad that Father Time caught up with another Father Time named Bill.
RIP
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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by patchthenation » Mon May 27, 2024 2:29 pm

Omg, what a shock. I also wasn’t aware he was battling cancer. Big RIP for the big man. Damn
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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by bones » Mon May 27, 2024 2:44 pm

RIP Bill

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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by dr bakes » Mon May 27, 2024 2:44 pm

Yahoo just referred to him as NBA Legend and Grateful Dead Super fan
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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

Post by KEZHEAD » Mon May 27, 2024 2:52 pm

(((Rest easy Bill :cry:)))
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Re: An Icon has Passed: Rest in Peace, Bill Walton

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