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While the late Dan DeCarlo was my default Archie Comics favorite, Stan Goldberg was no slouch either, drawing the American teenager and his friends from Riverdale for more than 40 years. Along with DeCarlo, Goldberg's interpretation of Archie would be the iconic ones, the images most remembered by readers.
Aside from drawing Archie, Goldberg is also best known for his coloring work for Marvel and DC comics; it was Goldberg who helped Marvel creators such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko develop the color designs for Spider-Man and the Hulk, among others.
Goldberg passed away last Sunday. He was 82.
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Gil, whose real name is Raphael Joseph de Mesa Eigenmann, would go on to be a mainstay of Philippine TV and film, essaying role after role after role.
Gil is also known for being part of the influential Eigenmann clan, which includes Cherie Gil (sister), Michael de Mesa (brother), Andi Eigenmann (daughter) and Sid Lucero (son Timothy, who took his father's screen persona in "Batch '81" as his screen name).
Sadly, Gil died yesterday from liver cancer, which he had been quietly battling for two years. He was 52.
While I was growing up in the 80s, the movie "The Karate Kid" came out. Starring Ralph Macchio and the late Pat Morita, "The Karate Kid" was a growing up movie, wherein the main character learned how to stand up to his tormentors.
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Survivor would be known for other stirring anthems, such as the Rocky movies' "The Eye of the Tiger" and "Burning Heart". During the 80s, Survivor would also come out with the rock love song "The Search is Over" which was a top 40s hit.
The lead singer for Survivor for many of these songs was Jimi Jamison, who was both the frontman and the songwriter for the band.
Jamison died last Sunday of a heart attack. He was 63.
One of the icons of Philippine basketball, Kurt Bachmann was part of the 1956 NCAA La Salle championship team, and represented the country in 1959 (FIBA World Championship) and in 1960 (Rome Olympics). He is also the father of former La Salle player and current Alaska team manager Dickie Bachmann.
Kurt Bachmann died last Friday of a lingering illness. He was 78.
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