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Feb 24 2012

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RIP Daniel von Bargen 1950-2015

Update 12/26/2012

“On February 20, 2012, von Bargen shot himself in the temple during an apparent suicide attempt. He placed a phone call to a 911 operator who dispatched an emergency unit to von Bargen’s Montgomery, Ohio, apartment. The actor suffers from diabetes, and has already had one leg amputated. He was due to have “at least” some toes amputated on the other foot, and did not want to submit to another surgery. As of August 2012, von Bargen recovered and has retired from acting.”


“CINCINNATI, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Actor Daniel von Bargen is hospitalized in critical condition after shooting himself in the head at his home in Cincinnati, TMZ reported.

Von Bargen, 61, played recurring roles on the TV sitcoms “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Seinfeld,” and appeared in the films “Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions,” “RoboCop 3,” “Basic Instinct,” “Broken Arrow,” “Philadelphia,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Postman,” “A Civil Action,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Super Troopers.”

TMZ said von Bargen shot himself in the temple Monday, then called 911.

“I’ve shot myself in the head … and I need help,” the celebrity news Web site quoted von Bargen as telling the 911 operator.

Asked if it was an accident, TMZ said the actor replied: “I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn’t want to. … They were supposed to amputate at least a few toes.”

There was no word on the state of von Bargen’s health before the apparent suicide attempt.”

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Movies/2012/02/22/Seinfeld-Super-Troopers-actor-Daniel-von-Bargen-shoots-self-in-head/UPI-43801329939020/#ixzz1nM0cawDi



Jim Howard
I have always been into communications.
In the early 1960s I put out a publication, "SWL", world wide. I also did a radio program that was broadcast or shortwave radio. It was broadcast over WRUL radio.
I hosted a convention in Kansas City (MO).
I was one of the founders of the very first People-to-People organization.
In 1982 I started a bulletin board system called Howard's Notebook. It was one of the very first online sites. It was a "blog." This is before the world wide web was invented in 1995.
I was one of the very first to stream online video.
I attended One BBSCON in Colorado Springs (CO) in August of 1993.
When the rest of the world caught on to what we were doing and invented the world wide web I moved Howard's Notebook to the web.

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