The Ends of Eras

I wasn’t originally planning on posting today because Saturday is typically my day off, but two thing occurred today that are highly worthy of being talked about:

  1. Michael Phelps’ career has (seemingly) come to an end. He had his last race of the 2016 Rio Olympics today, and it was also likely his last race ever. He finishes the 2016 Rio Olympics with 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal. He finishes his career with 28 total Olympic medals, 23 of which are gold. Congratulations to the greatest athlete of all time. It has been a storied career, and today (likely) marks the end of an era. (It’s possible he comes back again because the 2012 London Olympics were also supposed to be his last, but it seems far less likely this time.)
  2. On a much sadder note, actor Kenny Baker passed away today. For those of you who have been hiding under rocks, Kenny Baker is the actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise. Yes, there was a person inside of R2-D2; Baker was 3′ 9″. He is the first of the actors who were young in the original trilogy of Star Wars, to pass away. To make matters even more tragic, he was one of just two actors who have been in all seven, main Star Wars movies that have been released. He will also appear in Episode VIII, which finished filming last month. The other actor who has been in all of the main Star Wars movies is Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO. Yes, there’s a person inside of C-3PO, too. You will be missed, Kenny Baker. Rest In Peace.

That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment on the news, along with a much-appreciated like. Also, if you like what you read and you aren’t a follower, please become a follower because it puts a big smile on my face. Have a pleasant tomorrow.


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