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Title: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Thaiphoon on May 07, 2011, 02:21:49 PM
Spanish golf great Seve Ballasteros, who has been suffering from a brain tumour, dies at the age of 54

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has died after a protracted battle with cancer.

The 54-year-old passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ballesteros was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 after losing consciousness at Madrid Airport.

The five-time major winner had four operations to remove the tumour as well as undergoing chemotherapy.

In a statement, the Ballesteros family expressed gratitude for the "support and gestures of love" it had received and asked for "respect and privacy at such a painful time."

 

Ballesteros, who claimed 87 titles over his career, won the Open in 1979, 1984 and 1988 and became the first European to win the Augusta Masters in 1980, repeating the feat in 1983.

He also enjoyed a successful Ryder Cup career as both player and captain - playing in eight Ryder Cups and winning 20 points from 37 matches before guiding Europe to victory over the United States as a non-playing captain at Valderrama in 1997.

But it was his daring and flamboyant style that made Ballesteros special, transforming the image of golf and bringing a whole new audience to the sport.

BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter said: "No golfer did more to popularise the game in Europe than Seve Ballesteros.

"He played a fearless, exciting and charismatic brand of the game. It thrilled sport fans all over the world."

Tennis star Rafael Nadal described Ballesteros as a "reference point" for Spanish athletes.

"He's one of the greats of this country without a doubt," he said.

Ballesteros sprang to prominence as a 19-year-old, finishing second to Johnny Miller at the 1976 Open and becoming the youngest winner of the Claret Jug three years later.

His final round of 70 featured an astonishing recovery shot from a car park to set up a birdie at the 16th hole.

He became the youngest winner of the Masters at the age of 23 in 1980 and made his Ryder Cup debut later that year.

Ballesteros topped golf's world ranking for 61 weeks between 1986 and 1989 and won the World Match Play Championship five times, equalling Gary Player's record.

With his game starting to decline because of back problems, Ballesteros won the last of his record 50 European Tour titles in 1995.

And although he continued playing intermittently until 2007, he was generally a pale imitation of his former self and rarely featured on leaderboards.

Ballesteros appeared in public for the first time following the surgery in May 2009 when he went to watch his local football team Racing Santander and was given a standing ovation.

He had called his battle against the tumour the "hardest challenge of my life."

http://www.bbcnews.com/ (http://www.bbcnews.com/)
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Post by: Newshound on June 25, 2011, 03:04:45 PM
Peter Falk, Columbo actor, dies aged 83

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/Gallery_Images/2011/6/24/1308939703069/Peter-Flak-as-Columbo-007.jpg)

Actor, who had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, died at his Beverly Hills home

Saturday 25 June 2011

Peter Falk, the American actor famous for his role in the TV detective series Columbo, has died at the age of 83.

Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening, said a family friend, Larry Larson. Falk had reportedly been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Perhaps one of US television's most popular detectives, Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in Columbo, which ran from 1971 until 2003, and one for his role in the TV drama The Price of Tomatoes. He received Oscar nominations for Murder, Inc, his breakthrough film role, in 1960, and the comedy-drama Pocketful of Miracles, a year later. Falk also starred in the films The Princess Bride, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; Robin and the Seven Hoods, The Great Race, and The Cheap Detective.

Born in New York in 1927 to a shop owner, the actor began his career on the stage and appeared in community theatre and Broadway productions before moving to Hollywood. His Broadway debut was in Diary of a Scoundrel in 1956.

Columbo began screening as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie series during the 1970s. The character became identified with his shabby raincoat and his killer catchphrase: "One more thing …"

As a child, Falk's right eye was surgically removed because of a tumour, and was replaced with a glass eye. When starting his career in New York, an agent told the star: "Of course, you won't be able to work in movies or TV, because of your eye." And after failing a screen test at Columbia Pictures, Falk was told by studio boss Harry Cohn that "for the same price I can get an actor with two eyes".

But Falk's handicap became Columbo's trademark and enhanced the detective's image as a dishevelled and oddball crime sleuth. Falk once likened his famous character's untidy appearance to a "flood victim". "You feel sorry for him," he said. "He appears to be seeing nothing, but he's seeing everything. Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work." On another occasion he described him as "an ass-backwards Sherlock Holmes".

Falk last appeared in the feature film American Cowslip in 2009.



Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/jun/24/peter-falk-columbo-actor-dies (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/jun/24/peter-falk-columbo-actor-dies)
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Post by: brettandlek on June 25, 2011, 05:22:50 PM
I used to love Columbo, RIP
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Post by: Derek on June 26, 2011, 01:06:48 PM
Me too. I loved it when he'd say "There's just one more thing."  :)
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Post by: jivvy on November 08, 2011, 04:03:47 PM

Joe Frazier, one of the great heavyweights, has died from cancer.
He came from an era that boasted such greats as Ali, Foreman & many other truly great fighters
RIP Joe Frazier


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15632665 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15632665)
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Post by: Toddy on November 08, 2011, 04:57:23 PM

Joe Frazier, one of the great heavyweights, has died from cancer.
He came from an era that boasted such greats as Ali, Foreman & many other truly great fighters
RIP Joe Frazier


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15632665 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15632665)

I used to like him. Blimey, time flies, I was only a boy when I watched him on the telly.
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Post by: sulasno on November 08, 2011, 09:01:53 PM
I can remember about Ali against Joe; but that was a loooooooooooong time ago lol
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Post by: Toddy on November 09, 2011, 12:42:00 AM
Smokin' Joe died of liver cancer. Did the fight game result in him turning to drink after hanging up the gloves?
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Post by: Toddy on January 07, 2012, 08:10:36 PM
Hope that he is enjoying a gold run. I used to enjoy the programme, Blockbusters, that is, not "Blackbusters" as Mr Ed posted on his website, the pillock.  ;D
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Post by: jivvy on February 25, 2012, 07:56:31 PM
This is probably mainly for the Brits.Frank Carson was an excellent comedian



Fans of Frank Carson have been given chance to pay a personal tribute when his coffin was put on display in his local church.

A short private reception was held for the comedian's family when his coffin arrived at St Kentigern's Roman Catholic Church in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Carson, who died on Wednesday at the age of 85 after a long battle with stomach cancer, was a parishioner and lived nearby.

His coffin was placed on public display inside St Kentigern's after the family reception and was set to remain throughout the day.

Carson will be buried in his native Belfast next Saturday.

A Requiem Mass will be held in St Patrick's Church, where he married his wife Ruth more than 60 years ago.

But Blackpool was his adopted home, and fans have been leaving floral tributes to the veteran stand-up comic on the town's Comedy Carpet.

One of Carson's catchphrases - "It's the way I tell 'em" - is immortalised in the visitor attraction on the resort's promenade.

Carson died peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

In the wake of his death, his son, Tony, said it was only right that he should be buried in Belfast.




It was indeed the way he told them

RIP  Frank Carson


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Post by: Toddy on February 25, 2012, 08:21:42 PM
One of the old school comics - never crude, always funny.
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Post by: sfs on February 26, 2012, 02:54:38 AM
I missed this news completely, obviously not major enough for the Beebs news page, so thank you for mentioning it. As Toddy said never crude and never needed to swear, just a funny guy. R.I.P. Frank Carson.
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Post by: nookiebear on May 21, 2012, 11:21:45 AM
I'm still not convinced he was a bomber
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Post by: Alfie on October 02, 2012, 12:07:44 AM
If you want to read some of Hobsbawm's writing that's relevant to Thailand as well as European countries, I recommend this book:

http://books.google.co.th/books/about/The_Invention_of_Tradition.html?hl=th&id=sfvnNdVY3KIC (http://books.google.co.th/books/about/The_Invention_of_Tradition.html?hl=th&id=sfvnNdVY3KIC)
http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Tradition-Canto-Classics/dp/1107604672 (http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Tradition-Canto-Classics/dp/1107604672)

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Post by: Anton on November 18, 2012, 02:23:40 PM
The French "God of free climbing" Patrick Edlinger died in his home on November 16, aged 52.

Circumstances of death are still unknown. It seems that he was suffering from alcoholism.

Among other things, he had been the protagonist of a 1986 National Geographic documentary that is available on Youtube (in French):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQs3XMYDucs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPbfqKFFuQs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4tzXZXyBTM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B21ZD8Q_uJE
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Post by: jivvy on November 24, 2012, 02:43:07 PM
JR from Dallas

Larry Hagman  has died



Larry Hagman, a TV legend for his role as amoral villain JR Ewing, has died at the age of 81 after losing a battle with cancer.

Dallas co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy - who played wife Sue Ellen and younger brother Bobby - were at his bedside in a Dallas hospital.

In a statement released by her agent, Linda Gray said: ""Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years. He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented and I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the full.
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Post by: AUSSIE BRIAN on November 24, 2012, 03:38:14 PM
people of "star" status always seem to get some form of recognition when they stub a toe, have a mild cold or die but the "real" people, who in many cases, give more to the public are ignored. journalistic sensationalism.
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Post by: Anton on December 06, 2012, 06:38:04 AM
Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer of jazz, classical and sacred music, died yesterday of heart failure. He was over 90. One of his best remembered tunes is that of Blue rondo à la turk, from The Dave Brubeck Quartet's album "Time out" (1959):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc34Uj8wlmE
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Post by: Anton on December 06, 2012, 05:17:20 PM
Also Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect especially known for designing futuristic buildings of Brasilia, passed away yesterday of cardiorespiratory arrest. He was almost 105.
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Post by: jivvy on December 09, 2012, 08:22:49 PM
Sir Patrick Moore http://tv.uk.msn.com/features/sir-patrick-moore-legendary-bbc-astronomer-dies-aged-89 (http://tv.uk.msn.com/features/sir-patrick-moore-legendary-bbc-astronomer-dies-aged-89)
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Post by: Anton on December 12, 2012, 01:59:34 PM
Ravi Shankar, this morning (Bangkok time), heart and respiratory problems. He was 92.


"The legendary sitar player, who taught Beatle George Harrison how to play the stringed instrument and brought Indian music to the West, passed away at age 92 in the early evening in San Diego, California, near his home, according to his wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka Shankar, who were by his side." CNN report (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/showbiz/california-ravi-shankar-obit/?hpt=hp_t3)
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Post by: Anton on December 14, 2012, 09:15:09 PM
Maurice Herzog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Herzog), French climber and politician, class 1919. He was famous for having led the first expedition to conquest a peak over 8,000 m.

His personal account of the expedition was published in 1951 under the title Annapurna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_(book)). According to Wikipedia it is considered "a classic of mountaineering literature and perhaps the most influential climbing book ever written".
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Post by: gatorsoft on December 27, 2012, 09:00:43 AM
Character actor Charles Durning hass passed.
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Post by: Noodles on December 27, 2012, 06:14:31 PM
The bloke who invented/created Thunderbirds has died.

Gerry Anderson.............I grew up with Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999 and UFO and loved all of these, still do.

He was responsible for creating so much great stuff in the pre-cgi age, way ahead of his time, original and most of all, his programmes were ans still are, loved by millions.

FAB, SIG, RIP.
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Post by: Anton on December 28, 2012, 11:20:36 AM
General Norman Schwarzkopf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Schwarzkopf), yesterday (this morning), aged 78, complications from pneumonia. He had been the commander of Coalition Forces during the 1990-91 Gulf War to chase Iraqi Forces away from Kuwait (known as Operation Desert Storm), and a hero for many Americans. CNN report (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/schwarzkopf-obit/index.html)
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Post by: gatorsoft on December 29, 2012, 12:09:15 PM
Ray Collins, Original Member of Mothers of Invention, Dead at 75

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelecatalano/2012/12/28/ray-collins-original-member-of-mothers-of-invention-dead-at-75/ (http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelecatalano/2012/12/28/ray-collins-original-member-of-mothers-of-invention-dead-at-75/)
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Post by: Anton on December 31, 2012, 10:13:13 AM
Rita Levi-Montalcini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Levi-Montalcini), Italian neurologist and Senator for Life, Nobel prize for medicine in 1986, died yesterday at the age of 103.

She was one of those scientists who do not see any contradiction between science and faith; on the contrary, she considered them as perfectly compatible with each other.

She uttered many remarkable sentences in her life, but I cannot find a dedicated Webpage in English. So I tried to dust off the scarce Italian I learned in my youth to translate this from here (http://it.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rita_Levi-Montalcini#Citazioni_di_Rita_Levi-Montalcini):

  - Those who are lucky enough to have faith, they can rely on a peerless support throughout all stages of life...

  - I lost some of my sight, much of my hearing. At conferences, I cannot see slide shows and cannot hear well. But I think more now than when I was 20. The body can do whatever it prefers. I am not the body: I am the mind.

  - In spite of my age, I don't live in the past, but in the future!

  - In life, you should never resign, surrender to mediocrity, but get out from that "grey zone" where all is routine and passive submission, you must cultivate the courage to rebel.

And this from here (http://laseduzionedellaltrove.blogspot.com/2012/04/citazioni-ed-aforismi-rita-levi.html):

  - More fascinating than the Amazon rainforest: the central nervous system.

  - Better adding life to yours days, than days to your life.

  - The planet's future depends on the possibility of granting to all women access to instruction and leadership. The hardest but also most constuctive task, in fact, is up to women: inventing and managing peace.
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Post by: Anton on January 03, 2013, 06:04:32 AM

American singer Patti Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_Page) on January 1. She was 85.

* * *

Associated Press news report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8M1vvqQeoA
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Post by: Anton on January 12, 2013, 02:30:30 PM
American Internet activist and hacker Aaron Swartz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz) died yesterday for alleged suicide. He was 26. Source (http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html)

* * *

A 2011 interview on Russia Today about Internet related ethical issues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFsXQXxw0Vs
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Post by: gatorsoft on January 20, 2013, 02:40:21 PM
American baseball greats Stan Musial and Earl Weaver have gone to the big diamond in the sky.

http://www.newser.com/article/da3to8ro2/baseball-reflects-on-a-pair-of-very-different-hall-of-famers-after-deaths-of-weaver-musial.html (http://www.newser.com/article/da3to8ro2/baseball-reflects-on-a-pair-of-very-different-hall-of-famers-after-deaths-of-weaver-musial.html)
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Post by: LWalters on January 27, 2013, 12:51:48 PM
Mr Squiggle's Miss Pat dies,

Patricia Lovell, the movie producer behind Australian classics Gallipoli and Picnic at Hanging Rock but better known to children of the `60s and early `70s as Miss Pat from the TV show Mr Squiggle, has died aged 83.

News Ltd websites report Lovell died on Saturday from liver cancer with her children, son Simon and daughter Jenny, by her side.

Lovell began her career in radio and television and apart from Mr Squiggle also appeared in the original TV version of Beauty and the Beast.

She became the anchorwoman for the early morning Sydney Today Show in 1969, where she later met director Peter Weir who went on to direct the Australian Film Institute (AFI) award-winning films Gallipoli and Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Lovell also produced the critically-acclaimed films Break of Day and Monkey Grip.

From 1996 to 2003 she worked as Head of Producing at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
Lovell was awarded an MBE and Order of Australia and also received the Raymond Longford Award from the Australian Film Institute in 2004 for her work.
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Post by: jivvy on February 05, 2013, 07:27:29 AM
  The Troggs lead singer Reg Presley



Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died following a battle with lung cancer, it has been reported.

The 71-year-old died at his home in Andover, Hampshire, surrounded by friends and family, close friend and music publicist Keith Altham has said.

He announced the death of his "dear old pal" on his Facebook page, adding that the 1960s rock star suffered a number of strokes recently.

He said: "He was one very real person in a sometimes very unreal world. Our thoughts are with his wife Brenda and the the family and those legion of fans who loved his music and his band. I will miss him hugely."

Presley's daughter Karen confirmed the death of her father to music website WENN.

She told the website: "He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We're absolutely heartbroken."

The Wild Thing star announced to fans that he was suffering from lung cancer in January last year after being taken ill at a gig in Germany.

He said: "As you all know I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad.

"However I've had to call time on The Troggs and retire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the cards and calls and for your love, loyalty and support over the years."
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Post by: Anton on February 05, 2013, 01:31:37 PM
  The Troggs lead singer Reg Presley

In memoriam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9DVJE_bhVU
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Post by: angsta on February 18, 2013, 10:15:11 PM
RIP The leg end.
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Post by: Noodles on February 19, 2013, 12:53:10 PM
Great actor, loved The Good Life with Margot and Jerry...........classic stuff. I also remember him doing the voices in Roobarb

RIP Mr Briers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4aVXeDg3U4

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Post by: Anton on February 21, 2013, 02:32:22 PM
Mindy McCready (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindy_McCready), American country singer, on February 17, suicide. She was 37 and a mother of 2 young children.

She had already attempted suicide 3 times in her life. Her last boyfriend, and father of her second child, had committed suicide one month earlier, in the same place where she did (both by gunshot). A former boyfriend had tried to kill her (2005). She had been participating in the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrity_Rehab) (2009), and is the fifth cast member to die after participating in that show (source (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/mindy-mccready-death-puts-spotlight-dr-drew-show-celebrity-rehab-article-1.1267035)).

Her most successful single hit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmtxVR8p5sA
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Post by: Anton on February 27, 2013, 05:15:39 PM
Stéphane Hessel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephane_Hessel), yesterday. He was a German-born French diplomat, ambassador, writer, concentration camp survivor, former Resistance fighter. He was 95.

He came under the spotlight a couple of years ago for his bestselling book: Indignez-vous! (translated in many languages; in English as Time for Outrage! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephane_Hessel#Time_for_Outrage.21)). The French title inspired the movement of Los Indignados, that made the news in Spain.
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Post by: Anton on February 28, 2013, 02:24:21 PM
Ramon Dekkers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Dekkers), yesterday, at 43. He was a famous Dutch kickboxer, eight time Muay Thai world champion.
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Post by: Irish on February 28, 2013, 05:05:37 PM
Very young to die. Much too young. Rest In Peace Ramon.  Irish
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Post by: Noodles on February 28, 2013, 10:17:48 PM
The mastermind of the Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds has died.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/28/bruce-reynolds (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/28/bruce-reynolds)
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Post by: dereklev on March 01, 2013, 05:31:54 AM
RIP Bruce, you planned and executed the perfect robbery or at least it would have been if you hadn't coshed Jack Mills the train driver.

But for that you would have been right up there with Robin Hood.
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Post by: angsta on March 06, 2013, 01:43:30 PM
A great man. RIP.
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Post by: tubeguy on March 07, 2013, 08:36:00 AM
RIP Stompin' Tom Connors.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/stompin-tom-connors-dies-at-77/article9400045/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/stompin-tom-connors-dies-at-77/article9400045/)

Great Canadian, musician, and historian.

TubeGuy
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Post by: jivvy on March 07, 2013, 05:38:31 PM
RIP kenny Ball

Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager has said.

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Post by: koratwanderer on March 07, 2013, 06:26:44 PM
R.I.P. Kenny!

Went to see him many times in my youth at jazz clubs in the North London/Hatfield/St Albans area.

One of the best.
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Post by: rdrokit on March 08, 2013, 10:55:26 AM
Just read Alvin Lee died. One of the great guitar players and member of Ten Years After, he was 68.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGV-CBhnC1w
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Post by: Noodles on March 13, 2013, 09:14:53 AM
One of the founder members of Yes, Peter Banks has died aged 65:

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/69168 (http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/69168)


(http://idolator.com/assets/resources/2008/09/33-YesClassicBlue_jpg.jpg)
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Post by: jivvy on March 29, 2013, 05:17:01 PM

RICHARD GRIFFITHS



Richard Griffiths, one of Britain's most celebrated character actors, has died from complications following heart surgery.

The stage and screen star, who played Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, was 65.

Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter alongside him, led tributes to the actor whose "encouragement, tutelage and humour" made work "a joy".

Radcliffe, who also performed with Griffiths in the stage play Equus, said: "Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career.

"In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys', which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease.

"Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humour made it a joy.

"In fact, any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. I am proud to say I knew him."

Griffiths died yesterday at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. Sir Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre, said Griffiths's unexpected death would devastate his "army of friends".

Away from the Harry Potter films, Griffiths was most famous for his role as Uncle Monty in cult favourite Withnail And I. The married actor, who was born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, and grew up caring for his deaf parents, was awarded an OBE for services to drama in 2007.

His agent Simon Beresford said: "Richard was a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to his devoted wife Heather and his family at this sad time."


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Post by: Teessider on March 29, 2013, 05:32:55 PM
Farewell to a fellow Thornaby lad.
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Post by: Herbie on March 30, 2013, 07:10:07 AM
One Richard Griffiths best characters was Inspector Crabbe in 'Pie in the Sky'. Look for it, great fun.
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Post by: angsta on March 30, 2013, 02:17:37 PM
With Nail and I. Great movie.
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Post by: Noodles on April 19, 2013, 02:03:26 PM
The graphic designer Storm Thorgerson had died, RIP Storm.

Article:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/apr/18/storm-thorgerson-dies-69 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/apr/18/storm-thorgerson-dies-69)

He created some very well known album artwork, this one probably his best known:

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs23/f/2008/015/1/a/Dark_Side_of_the_Moon_Desktop_by_ezsteve.jpg)
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Post by: white fang on April 21, 2013, 12:11:05 PM


Mike Denness, the only Scotland-born cricketer to have captained England, has died of cancer at the age of 72.

A stylish batsman who played county cricket for Kent and Essex, Denness captained England in 19 of his 28 Tests and scored 25,886 first-class runs.

Leading England in the disappointing 1974-75 Ashes tour, he famously dropped himself for the fourth Test in Sydney.

Denness, who was Kent president, was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List four months ago.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/22222995
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Post by: angsta on May 22, 2013, 10:35:14 PM
RIP the legendary Mick McManus died today at the age of 93yrs.
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Post by: Noodles on June 20, 2013, 01:02:04 PM
 The actor James Gandolfini, best known for his role as mobster Tony Soprano, has died aged 51. Great talent RIP.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jun/20/james-gandolfini-sopranos-dies-51 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jun/20/james-gandolfini-sopranos-dies-51)

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Post by: angsta on June 20, 2013, 06:38:40 PM
The actor James Gandolfini, best known for his role as mobster Tony Soprano, has died aged 51. Great talent RIP.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jun/20/james-gandolfini-sopranos-dies-51 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jun/20/james-gandolfini-sopranos-dies-51)



A very sad day indeed. Leg end. What a great show, along with The Wire the best thing on TV.
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Post by: audi on June 21, 2013, 12:50:10 PM
RIP Slim Whitman

He held the record for longest time at No 1 with " Rose Marie " for three decades until Bryan Adams single came along.
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Post by: jivvy on July 13, 2013, 07:39:47 AM
    Alan Whicker has died at the age of 87

Alan Whicker, best known for his travels around the globe, has died at the age of 87 in Jersey.

He died in the early hours today after suffering from bronchial pneumonia, his spokesperson said. During a distinguished TV career stretching nearly 60 years, Alan Whicker is still best remembered for his Whicker's World TV series which ran from 1959 to 1988.

Born Alan Donald Whicker in Cairo, Egypt on 2 August 1925, Alan Whicker attended Haberdashers' Aske's School in London. He served as a captain during World War II, and then a director with the Army Film and Photo Section.

His long and extremely respected career includes positions as a newspaper war correspondent in Korea, foreign correspondent, novelist, writer, radio broadcaster and TV presenter.

Among those paying tribute is actor Stephen Fry. He used his official Twitter account to say: "Sad news about Alan Whicker." Fellow broadcaster and Monty Python star Michael Palin spoke warmly of Alan Whicker: "A great character, a great traveller and an excellent reporter," he said.

    

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Post by: Noodles on July 25, 2013, 04:18:18 PM
Can't believe I missed this one..........RIP Mel Smith, you were a very, very funny man.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390982 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390982)

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Post by: Anton on July 28, 2013, 07:24:31 AM
JJ Cale, Friday evening (yesterday), heart attack. He was 74.


He was the author of Cocaine along with many other popular songs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwRvafqi_-U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0WUfUUQT28
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Post by: HighwayStar on October 28, 2013, 04:21:06 AM
RIP Lou Reed........... :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y
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Post by: dereklev on October 28, 2013, 07:20:59 AM
RIP Lou you were something special  :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wNknGIKkoA

And from his Velvet Underground days...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SeVvf1x_AQ

His influence on the rock scene was massive and prompted Brian Eno to say "While the first Velvet Underground album may have sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band."


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Post by: dereklev on December 06, 2013, 05:12:12 AM
RIP Nelson you were truly a great man.

I was on the same fog delayed flight as Nelson in 1991 from Joburg to Cape Town.

I bucked up the courage and approached him and asked him for his autograph which he happily gave me although he was surprised that anyone would want his autograph.

He was on his way to Cape Town to meet then President De Klerk but he still managed to spare 5 minutes to chat with me about my family who lived in South Africa.

My abiding memory will be how tall and proud he stood unbowed by his years in prison.


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Post by: white fang on December 09, 2013, 10:40:56 AM


Is this the same Nelson Mandela that was put in goal for being a terrorist?

http://thebackbencher.co.uk/3-things-you-didnt-want-to-know-about-nelson-mandela/


Guess we will be saying the same about Bin Laden in years to come

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Post by: white fang on December 19, 2013, 10:37:35 AM


REST IN PEACE! A former Lancaster Bomber from World War 2 has died. He received many honours including the George Medal. A great British hero!


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Post by: jivvy on December 23, 2013, 11:07:11 AM

David Colman RIP
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/25476668
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Post by: Alfie on December 24, 2013, 10:25:01 AM
David Coleman was a good presenter. RIP.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/12/21/1387640370435/David-Coleman-011.jpg)

Here are a few of his gaffs.


"He is one of the great unknown champions because very little is known about him."

"If that had gone in, it would have been a goal."

"We estimate, and this isn't an estimation, that Greta Waltz is 80 seconds behind."

"He is accelerating all the time. The last lap was run in 64 seconds and the one before in 62."

"And the line-up for the final of the women's 400 metres hurdles includes three Russians, two East Germans, a Pole, a Swede and a Frenchman."

"The front wheel crosses the finish line, closely followed by the back wheel."

"The Republic of China: back in the Olympic Games for the first time."

"That's the fastest time ever run, but it's not as fast as the world record."

"Forest have now lost six matches without winning."

"There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking."

"This evening is a very different evening from the morning we had this morning."

"He's seven seconds ahead and that's a good question."

"I think there is no doubt, she'll probably qualify for the final."
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Post by: rdrokit on December 31, 2013, 11:12:01 AM
Andy Granatelli dies at 90

MONTECITO, Calif. -- Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. He was 90.

Granatelli's son, Vince, said his father died Sunday of congestive heart failure at a Santa Barbara hospital.

Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

"Everything he did was bigger than life," Vince Granatelli said. "The thing that gave him the most gratification in his life was what he did at the Indianapolis 500."

Granatelli's cars nearly won at Indianapolis in 1967 and `68 with turbine engines. He broke through in 1969 with Mario Andretti driving a car with a conventional engine. Granatelli kissing Andretti on the cheek in Victory Lane is one of the most famous images in Indy history.

In 1973, Gordon Johncock gave Granatelli another Indy 500 victory.

"Andy Granatelli -- known appropriately as `Mr. 500' -- understood better than anyone the spirit and challenge of the Indianapolis 500 and had a remarkable ability to combine innovative technologies with talented race car drivers to make his cars a threat to win at Indianapolis every year," Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said in a statement. "Andy leaves a legacy of historic moments that will live forever in Indianapolis 500 lore."

Granatelli was born in Dallas. He gained fame during World War II as a promoter of racing events, such as the Hurricane Racing Association.

He is survived by wife Dolly and sons Vince and Anthony.

Indy 500 Turbine Car
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRr-DGO2sOw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJDxswjoGSk
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Post by: jivvy on January 04, 2014, 12:51:33 PM


Phil Everly, Half Of Pioneer Rock Duo, Dies

Phil Everly - who with his brother, Don, made up the revered US rock and country duo - has died aged 74.

He passed away in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank following complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti, told the LA Times.

His wife told the newspaper that the disease was contracted through a lifetime of smoking and that the family was "absolutely heartbroken".

The Everly Brothers, with their high, close-harmony singing, had 19 top 40 hits during their heyday between 1957 and 1962.

Their songs include Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Cathy's Clown, and Wake Up Little Susie.

They profoundly influenced 1960s-era groups and singer-songwriters ranging from Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who early in their careers called themselves the Foreverly Brothers, to Simon and Garfunkel, the Byrds, the Hollies and the Beach Boys.

"Perhaps even more powerfully than Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers melded country with the emerging sound of Fifties rock & roll," Rolling Stone magazine said in placing the brothers at No.33 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists.

Tributes have poured in for the youngest of the duo.

Rock and country singer-songwriter Charlie Daniels tweeted: "Rest in peace Phil Everly. You guys brought us a lot of pleasure back in the day."

Linda Ronstadt, who recorded one of the biggest hits of her career in 1975 with her interpretation of the Everlys' When Will I Be Loved, said: "They had that sibling sound. The information of your DNA is carried in your voice, and you can get a sound (with family) that you never get with someone who's not blood-related to you.

"And they were both such good singers -- they were one of the foundations, one of the cornerstones of the new rock 'n' roll sound."

Don was born in 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky, to Ike and Margaret Everly, who were folk and country music singers.

Phil was born to the couple on January 19, 1939, in Chicago where the Everlys moved to from Brownie when Ike grew tired of working in coal mines.

The brothers began singing country music in 1945 on their family's radio show in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Their career breakthrough came when they moved to Nashville in the mid-1950s and signed a recording contract with New York-based Cadence Records.

In all, their career spanned five decades, although they performed separately from 1973 to 1983 after a dramatic onstage break-up during a concert in California.

Phil threw his guitar down and walked off, prompting Don to tell the crowd: "The Everly Brothers died 10 years ago."

During their breakup, they pursued solo singing careers with little fanfare. Phil also appeared in the Clint Eastwood movie Every Which Way But Loose.

After their decade-long estrangement, the brothers reunited in 1983 - "sealing it with a hug," Phil said at the time.

They were inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the same year they had a hit pop-country record, Born Yesterday.

Speaking in an interview in 1986, Don said the duo were successful because "we never followed trends".

He added: "We did what we liked and followed our instincts. Rock 'n' roll did survive, and we were right about that. Country did survive, and we were right about that. You can mix the two but people said we couldn't."

Phil is survived by Don, wife Patti, mother Margaret, sons Jason and Chris, and two granddaughters.

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Post by: Milito on January 04, 2014, 07:26:45 PM
All of them rip.....
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Post by: dereklev on January 16, 2014, 06:43:43 PM
The legendary Roger Lloyd Pack AKA Trigger from Only Fools & Horses. 1944-2014.

RIP Trigger a fellow Spurs fan.

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Post by: Newshound on March 15, 2014, 08:45:32 AM
Tony Benn has died aged 88.


Anthony Wedgwood Benn - 1925 to 2014

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Post by: dereklev on March 15, 2014, 05:01:55 PM
RIP Tony Benn. A little too left for my taste but a man of principle nonetheless.
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Post by: Alfie on March 15, 2014, 09:42:10 PM
I always liked Tony Benn's style and consistency. RIP. 

Here's a great clip of Tony Benn being interviewed by Ali G.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-YYroSudUs
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Post by: soihok on March 16, 2014, 07:36:00 AM
My friend ran against him in a local Chesterfield by election many years ago.

My friend represented the Monster Raving Loony Party and called himself "Bill 'N' Benn" - unfortunately he lost his deposit.
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Post by: Anton on April 07, 2014, 04:11:48 PM
R.I.P. Mickey Rooney
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Post by: Newshound on April 08, 2014, 12:57:43 PM
Peaches Geldof: Writer and TV presenter has died aged 25

Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died aged 25, leaving a husband and two sons.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74094000/jpg/_74094986_9e59e582-433e-4bfe-b852-20ea88d1a82c.jpg)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26931337 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26931337)
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Post by: Anton on April 26, 2014, 10:56:45 AM
I just heard about the death 6 days ago of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubin_Carter), former boxer, victim of unfair trial back in the Sixties, to whom Bod Dylan dedicated his well-known (to my generation) song "Hurricane". Denzel Washington also portrayed him in the film "The Hurricane" (1999).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr8Wn1Mwwwk
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Post by: happylarry on April 30, 2014, 11:58:58 PM
Bob Hoskins age 71. RIP
HL
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Post by: jivvy on May 01, 2014, 02:47:36 AM
http://movies.uk.msn.com/bob-hoskins-dies-aged-71-his-life-in-pictures#image=1 (http://movies.uk.msn.com/bob-hoskins-dies-aged-71-his-life-in-pictures#image=1)
Actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71 after suffering from pneumonia. His agent confirmed the sad news.

Bob will be remembered for his role in great movies like The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mermaids, Hook and more.

He was born in Suffolk on October 26 1942 because his mother had been sent away from London during the Blitz. He grew up in a working-class family in post-war England, staying in school until he was 15.
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Post by: Noodles on May 01, 2014, 10:04:29 AM
Superb actor, I remember the first time I saw "The Long Good Friday" and how good astonishingly good it was. One of Harold's lines towards the end of the film "The Mafia (sniggers) .....I've sh*t 'em" sticks in my mind!

Not only was he a luvvie's luvvy, but a national treasure.

RIP Bob Hoskins.
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Post by: Herbie on May 19, 2014, 08:24:22 AM
Sir Jack Brabham. A sporting great has died aged 88. The only man to have designed, built, and driven his own car to the F1 title. A record we can be almost certain will never be equalled.
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Post by: KiwiCanadian on May 19, 2014, 09:56:31 AM
Sir Jack Brabham. A sporting great has died aged 88. The only man to have designed, built, and driven his own car to the F1 title. A record we can be almost certain will never be equalled.

I disagree with your statement.

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Bruce Leslie McLaren was a New Zealand race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor. His name lives on in the McLaren team which has been one of the most successful in Formula One championship ... Wikipedia

But He certainly was a great man even though he was an Ausy, but we wont hold that against him
RIP

KiwiCanadian
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Post by: happylarry on May 19, 2014, 10:02:38 AM
I just heard on the news that he won two world championships with Cooper Climax then in the mid sixties he won the world championship again in the Brabham car that he designed and built himself, the only person to ever do that.
HL  ;D
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Post by: sfs on June 10, 2014, 12:59:08 AM
Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56- how sad far too young, in fact a year younger than me. The Young Ones was not my favourite but I loved Bottom with him and Ade RIP Rik.
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Post by: dereklev on June 10, 2014, 06:32:51 AM
Yes way too yoing to die.

I liked him best in Blackadder and as Alan B'stard in The New Statesman.

Saw him a couple of times at the Comedy Store, he was a great stand up comedian.

RIP Rik.
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Post by: Kev on June 10, 2014, 07:18:32 AM
OK Aussie would probably recognise the name of this band.

Lead singer of the Angels Doc Neeson died last week at age 67 after a long battle with cancer.
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Post by: Eagle 3 on June 15, 2014, 10:24:15 PM
(CNN) -- Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40," died early Sunday, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri Kasem.

Casey Kasem was 82 and had been hospitalized in Washington state for two weeks.

"Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken," Kerri Kasem wrote. "Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad."

Kerri Kasem said friends and family were by her father's side when he died.
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Post by: Noodles on June 17, 2014, 12:06:42 AM
Francis Matthews, actor, known as the voice of Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlett has died..........................S.I.G Francis.

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/jun/15/francis-matthews-actor-captain-scarlet-gerry-anderson (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/jun/15/francis-matthews-actor-captain-scarlet-gerry-anderson)
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Post by: Noodles on June 17, 2014, 12:10:09 AM
Didn't realise E3, Casey was the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo,
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Post by: Eagle 3 on June 17, 2014, 12:26:59 AM
Didn't realise E3, Casey was the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo,

I didn't either until I saw it on CNN.  I just remember him from radio.  I listened to him all the time when I was in my teens and 20's.  He had a great radio voice.
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Post by: dereklev on July 08, 2014, 06:56:46 AM
RIP to an all time legend of the game Alfredo Di Stéfano.



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Post by: Morphy on July 21, 2014, 08:06:05 AM
James Garner of "Maverick" fame and the "Rockford Files" died aged 86
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Post by: caller on October 13, 2014, 01:45:46 PM

Paul Newman has died aged 83
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7639614.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7639614.stm)

Hello jivvy - have you just woken up from a long sleep?  :D

He died in 2008! 
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Post by: jivvy on October 13, 2014, 02:05:35 PM
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Hello jivvy - have you just woken up from a long sleep?  :D

must have done and so has the BBC
It was on their website this morning

removed it now, thanks caller :-[
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Post by: Alfie on October 23, 2014, 08:45:23 PM
Alvin Stardust, glam rock singer, dies aged 72

Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness.

He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife, Julie, and family around him, his manager said.

Born Bernard Jewry in the East End of London in 1942, his hits included My Coo Ca Choo, Jealous Mind and I Feel Like Buddy Holly.

The former glam rock star had been due to release his first studio album in 30 years on 3 November.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29741028

I have fond memories of Coo Ca Choo and Jealous Mind. RIP Alvin Stardust.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Y93Qucbt0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4q3Cy8X6Mo
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Post by: dereklev on October 26, 2014, 04:40:55 AM
RIP Jack thanks for the music and the memories.

(http://)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb_Uu0eTNWk

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Post by: jivvy on November 03, 2014, 05:52:50 AM

Acker Bilk
Jazz singer and clarinettist Acker Bilk has died at the age of 85, his manager said today.

The performer, who lived in Pensford, Somerset, died this afternoon at Bath's Royal United Hospital, Pamela Sutton said.

Acker Bilk was a distinguished jazz singer and clarinettist© Provided by Press Association Acker Bilk was a distinguished jazz singer and clarinettist   
The musician, known for performing in a garish waistcoat and bowler hat, was the first UK act to top the US charts in the 1960s.

Mrs Sutton paid tribute to a man she had known for 45 years, saying: "He was a brilliant musician.

"He had a great sense of humour in every way. He just loved life."

She said that he died around 2pm with his wife Jean by his side, saying that "age caught up with him".

Bilk, who was made an MBE in the New Year Honours List of 2001, had previously overcome throat cancer.

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Post by: Morphy on November 03, 2014, 09:10:21 AM
I was fortunate to meet Acker Bilk in the 100 Club in London during the 60's, brilliant musician and a lovely man. bugger drank me under the table though!!!
RIP
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Post by: Alfie on November 20, 2014, 12:48:37 PM
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer of the hit What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, has died at the age of 78.

I really like that song. Brings back memories of my youth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQU4sIn96M4

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/79132000/jpg/_79132163_ruffin1_bbc.jpg)
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Post by: Newshound on November 27, 2014, 01:29:30 PM
Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes, 25, has died in hospital, two days after being hit on the head by a delivery during a domestic match in Sydney.

Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness.

Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was struck by a short-pitched ball from Sean Abbott.

"It's an understatement to say we're completely devastated," said Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland.

"The word tragedy gets used too often in sport, but this freak accident is a real life tragedy."

More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/30219440 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/30219440)

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Post by: Newshound on November 28, 2014, 02:46:20 PM
Crime novelist PD James has died aged 94

Crime novelist PD James, who penned more than 20 books, has died aged 94.

Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning.

The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various adaptations for television and film.

The author told the BBC last year she was working on another detective story and it was "important to write one more".

"With old age, it becomes very difficult. It takes longer for the inspiration to come, but the thing about being a writer is that you need to write," she said.

"I hope I would know myself whether a book was worth publishing. I think while I am alive, I shall write. There will be a time to stop writing but that will probably be when I come to a stop, too."

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30232569 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30232569)
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Post by: Anton on December 04, 2014, 02:32:14 PM
Canadian ice hockey ace Jean Béliveau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_B%C3%A9liveau) dies at 83.

They are just talking about him on Canadian news since yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A58orct27WY
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Post by: KiwiCanadian on December 04, 2014, 03:24:37 PM
I remember seeing J-B at the Forum in Montreal in 1995, he was being interviewed by hockey night in Canada's "Grapes"
Ya have to be Canadian to know that one Eh!

RIP Jean Béliveau

KCn
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Post by: Newshound on December 04, 2014, 03:45:48 PM
Faces and Small Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan dies aged 69

Ian McLagan, the London-born keyboardist who wrote his name into rock history as a member of the Small Faces and the Faces and as a collaborator with other groups including the Rolling Stones, has died in Texas at the age of 69.

He died on Wednesday in Austin, Texas, where he had lived for 20 years, after what local reports said was a stroke.

Born in Hounslow in May 1945, McLagan began his music music career in the early 1960s, when he took up the Wurlitzer and the Hammond organ. Don Arden, manager of the Small Faces, hired him in 1965 to replace Jimmy Winston in the band, which changed its name to the Faces in 1969 after Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood joined.

More here: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/03/small-faces-keyboard-player-ian-mclagan-dies (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/03/small-faces-keyboard-player-ian-mclagan-dies)
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Post by: Alfie on December 05, 2014, 11:57:52 AM
Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe died yesterday aged 85.

My overwhelming memory of the man was a newspaper headline from the 1970s that included the words "bite the pillow".


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Post by: dereklev on December 23, 2014, 04:28:39 AM
Sad to say that Joe Cocker has lost his battle with cancer.

RIP Joe.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRzKUVjHkGk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRzKUVjHkGk)

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Post by: trev on December 23, 2014, 05:49:29 AM
Sad news indeed Derek seen him so many times love the guy.
  RIP Joe
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Post by: jivvy on December 23, 2014, 08:46:09 AM

Blues and rock legend Joe Cocker, best known for his gritty voice and great vocals, has died at the age of 70.

The English-born singer-songwriter died on Sunday in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades. He had lung cancer.

His death was confirmed by agent Barrie Marshall, who called Cocker "without doubt the greatest rock-soul voice ever to come out of Britain".

Cocker, from Sheffield, had a career spanning decades and recorded some 40 albums, his raspy voice known to and loved by generations of blues lovers.

His cover of the Beatles' song With A Little Help From My Friends reached number one in the UK in 1968, and a year later he performed the song at Woodstock.

Other hits included You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong, a 1983 duet with Jennifer Warnes that earned him a Grammy and an Oscar. The song was featured in the Richard Gere film An Officer And A Gentleman.

You Can Leave Your Hat On was featured in the 1986 film 9 1/2 Weeks.

Mr Marshall said in his statement that Cocker was "simply unique".

"Hugely talented - a true star - but a kind and humble man who loved to perform," Mr Marshall added in a statement.

"Anyone who ever saw him live will never forget him."

Cocker embarked on the epic Mad Dogs And Englishmen' Tour in 1970, featuring more than 40 musicians and almost 50 cities across America.

In 2011 he received an OBE for his contribution to music.


One of my favourite tracks by him

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Post by: Alfie on December 23, 2014, 12:55:08 PM
RIP Joe. Apart from 'Get by with a little help from my friends', I always liked "Up where we belong".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpYxZ-1PnlA
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Post by: Alfie on January 20, 2015, 02:19:48 PM
Corrie's Deirdre Barlow has passed away.
 
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Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the character Deirdre Barlow in the long-running television soap, has died aged 60 after a short illness. ITV said the actress, who was in the show for 42 years, passed away peacefully in a Manchester hospital.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30891246 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30891246)
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Post by: Newshound on January 26, 2015, 09:27:17 PM
Greek singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68

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Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68 the Hygeia Hospital in Athens has confirmed to the BBC.

He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including Forever and Ever, Goodbye and Quand je t'aime.

He was also a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite's Child.



Full article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30984851 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30984851)
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Post by: Alfie on February 28, 2015, 01:18:03 AM
The Dr Spock actor Leonard Nimoy has died

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Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.

His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning.

Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director.

However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films.


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31662024 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31662024)
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Post by: jivvy on March 03, 2015, 09:06:25 AM

Dave Mackay RIP
A real hard man in football

Dave Mackay: Scotland and Tottenham legend dies aged 80
Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay has died, aged 80.

He won 10 major honours as a player in British and European football.

The Edinburgh-born player also won 22 caps for his country and was named 'Footballer of the Year' in both Scotland and England.

Paying tribute, Spurs said: "He was one of our greatest ever players and a man who never failed to inspire those around him."

After winning all three domestic honours in Scotland with Hearts, Mackay joined Spurs in 1959.

He helped them become the first English side to achieve the 'double' of league and FA Cup, then won the FA Cup again in 1962 and 1967.

Spurs described him as "the heartbeat" of their double-winning side and said he played a "vital role" in their 1963 European Cup Winners' Cup success despite missing the final through injury.

Mackay joined Derby County in 1968 and was named joint 'Footballer of the Year' the following season.

He helped his new side, managed by a young Brian Clough, to the Second Division title before a player-manager spell with Swindon Town.

Mackay then managed Nottingham Forest before succeeding Clough at Derby and leading the Rams to the First Division crown in 1975.

He also managed Walsall, Doncaster, Birmingham as well as spending more than a decade leading sides in the Middle East.

The Scot was once described by Manchester United's George Best as the "hardest man I have ever played against".

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Post by: dereklev on March 03, 2015, 09:30:52 AM
RIP Dave Mackay, a member of the Double Winners and as such a Spurs Legend forever
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Post by: Anton on April 02, 2015, 11:40:48 PM
Manoel de Oliveira (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoel_de_Oliveira) died today at the age of 106.

According to Wikipedia, he was the oldest active film director in the world, and the only filmmaker whose active career spanned from the silent era to the digital age. Some of his movies are entirely available on Youtube in the original version; for example "The divine comedy" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101739/) (1991):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e5-3o7GwAg
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Post by: dereklev on April 10, 2015, 07:15:28 AM
RIP Richie Benaud an Aussie legend.

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Post by: Alfie on April 28, 2015, 09:30:36 PM
Someone the Brits here might remember ...



Keith Harris, entertainer and ventriloquist, dies at 67

Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, aged 67.

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His agent Robert C Kelly confirmed the news on Twitter.

"Sad to announce death from cancer of my client, dear friend and great talent, Keith Harris," he wrote.

Harris had his own BBC One Saturday night programme The Keith Harris Show and had a top 10 hit with Orville's Song, popularly known as I Wish I Could Fly, in 1982.

Orville was his most famous creation - an innocent green duck in an oversized nappy, who was relentlessly taunted by Harris's other character, Cuddles the monkey.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32495447 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32495447)

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Post by: Newshound on May 01, 2015, 11:06:14 PM
Ben E King, the singer best known for the hit Stand By Me, has died aged 76.

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King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing on hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me.

After going solo, he hit the US top five with Stand By Me in 1961.

Born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina, he moved to New York as a child and got involved in the burgeoning doo wop scene.

He scored hits including Save The Last Dance For Me and There Goes My Baby with The Drifters before quitting the group in 1960 to go solo.

His first two singles, Spanish Harlem and Stand By Me, were huge hits and more followed but Stand By Me only topped the UK charts in 1987 after it featured in an advert for Levis jeans.


http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/01/ben-e-king-dies-aged-76-reports-say (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/01/ben-e-king-dies-aged-76-reports-say)
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Post by: Alfie on May 03, 2015, 01:48:33 PM
Author Ruth Rendell has died, aged 85.

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Ruth Rendell, one of Britain’s best-loved authors, who delighted fans for decades with her dark, intricately plotted crime novels, has died at the age of 85, her publisher has announced.

Baroness Rendell of Babergh, the creator of Inspector Wexford and author of more than 60 novels, had been admitted to hospital after a serious stroke in January and died in London on Saturday morning.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/ruth-rendell-writer-dies-aged-85 (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/ruth-rendell-writer-dies-aged-85)
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Post by: Alfie on May 07, 2015, 12:12:02 AM
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown has died of cancer aged 71. RIP Errol. Great songs, great performanes, great memories.


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Post by: caller on May 07, 2015, 12:47:57 PM
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown has died of cancer aged 71. RIP Errol. Great songs, great performanes, great memories.

Yes, very sad. I don't why I liked Hot Chocolate, but I did. Maybe it was just down to good music? it certainly didn't fit in with everything else I was into at the time. Even went to see them in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon and was surprised to see them before the concert mingling with friends and fans at the bar!

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Post by: rdrokit on May 15, 2015, 03:16:57 PM
BB King died today at age 89. RIP BB. You will be missed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps_8GxV0_es
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Post by: Newshound on June 02, 2015, 02:13:20 PM
Ex-Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy dies aged 55.

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Post by: Anton on June 10, 2015, 06:09:12 PM
RIP James Last (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Last), he was 86.
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Post by: Newshound on June 11, 2015, 07:22:20 PM
Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93

Screen legend famous for roles in Count Dracula, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems

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Post by: caller on June 11, 2015, 09:29:05 PM
Ron Moody - Fagin - has passed away aged 91. Deaths of two great actors announced in one day, very sad.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11667284/Ron-Moody-Fagin-actor-dies-at-91.html
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Post by: KiwiCanadian on June 26, 2015, 08:35:31 AM
Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies

Actor Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers TV series, has died in California at the age of 93.
The Briton, best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television spy series, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said.
Macnee also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway, and served in the Royal Navy during World War Two.


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33279566
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Post by: Coolkorat on July 02, 2015, 04:48:42 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11711344/Sir-Nicholas-Winton-humanitarian-obituary.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11711344/Sir-Nicholas-Winton-humanitarian-obituary.html)

Sir Nicholas Winton. Someone who really deserves to be recognised as noteworthy.

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Post by: Alfie on July 11, 2015, 01:01:47 PM
Omar Sharif: star of Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago dies aged 83

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His agent Steve Kenis said Sharif had suffered a heart attack in a hospital in Cairo.
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Post by: dereklev on July 31, 2015, 06:20:27 AM
Peter O'Sullevan, the 'Voice of Racing’ has died, aged 97.

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Post by: happylarry on August 02, 2015, 08:26:30 PM
"Cilla Black" has passed on of natural causes in Spain at the age of 72.
R.I.P. A truly great singer in her time.
HL  :(

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Post by: dereklev on August 02, 2015, 09:13:11 PM
RTP CIlla you gave us a lora lora laughs.
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Post by: dereklev on August 07, 2015, 05:41:00 AM
RIP George. gone but never forgotten...

Actor George Cole, best known for playing Arthur Daley in TV's Minder, has died aged 90.
Cole played the Cockney wheeler dealer Daley for 16 years, between 1979 and 1994.
He also starred in a number of St Trinian's films as shady businessman Flash Harry.
Agent Derek Webster said Cole had died at the Royal Berkshire hospital following a short illness, surrounded by his family.


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Post by: Newshound on September 20, 2015, 01:20:35 PM
Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77

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The novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family said in a statement.

The British-born writer, sister of actress Joan Collins, died in Los Angeles, her spokeswoman said.

Collins's career spanned four decades and she sold more than 500 million books in 40 countries.

Collins was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer six-and-a-half years ago, according to US celebrity magazine People.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34305950 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34305950)
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Post by: Alfie on November 14, 2015, 09:54:35 PM
Warren Mitchell dies aged 89

The actor known for starring in Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness and in Health has died after long period of illness, says his family.


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http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/nov/14/warren-mitchell-dies-aged-89-alf-garnett (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/nov/14/warren-mitchell-dies-aged-89-alf-garnett)
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Post by: Alfie on December 10, 2015, 01:15:39 PM
Are You Being Served? actor Nicholas Smith died this week aged 81

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Nicholas Smith, the actor who played store manager Mr Rumbold in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, has died aged 81.
He had been the last surviving member of the original cast.

BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35023713)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeqSZpcPiQk
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Post by: dereklev on December 30, 2015, 10:03:06 AM
RIP Lemmy thanks for the music and the memories.

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Post by: Alfie on December 31, 2015, 01:16:59 PM
Yes, RIP Lemmy. It's 35 years since I last saw you.
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Post by: Alfie on January 11, 2016, 02:48:07 PM
Here's a surprise. Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer.  RIP David.


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Post by: Anton on January 11, 2016, 03:32:58 PM
RIP Ziggy  :(
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Post by: dereklev on January 11, 2016, 05:13:26 PM
RIP Major Tom thanks for the music and the memories.
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Post by: Spursruss on January 11, 2016, 06:29:10 PM
That's very sad news.  One of the all time greats.
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 14, 2016, 07:58:50 PM
Alan Rickman has passed away. What a great actor. 2016 is proving a bad year for 69 year olds.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12099543/Alan-rickman-dead-at-69-latest.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12099543/Alan-rickman-dead-at-69-latest.html)
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Post by: Alfie on January 19, 2016, 06:04:40 AM
Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67, the band has announced.

He died in New York City on Monday from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

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Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.

He co-wrote Hotel California with Henley, and composed a number of the band's biggest songs on his own, including Heartache Tonight and Lyin' Eyes.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35349025 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35349025)
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Post by: Alfie on January 19, 2016, 01:14:07 PM
Another musician has died ...


Mott the Hoople drummer Dale Griffin dies at 67

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Dale Griffin, the drummer and founder member of rock group Mott the Hoople, has died aged 67.

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease almost 10 years ago.

Mott the Hoople's heyday in the Seventies saw them score top 10 hits including Roll Away the Stone and All the Young Dudes, a track that gave the band their biggest hit reaching number three in the UK chart.

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Post by: Alfie on January 19, 2016, 01:16:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkqQj8Z_aVY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sih9OVokuQ
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Post by: Anton on January 23, 2016, 09:32:55 PM
As you probably already know, dengue fever made a distinguished victim in Thailand last week.

Actor 'Por' dies after 10 weeks in coma (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/830360/actor-por-dies-after-10-weeks-in-coma)

Popular actor Tridsadee "Por" Sahawong died on Monday morning, five days short of his 36th birthday, after more than two months in a coma brought on by dengue haemorrhagic fever. He had been comatose for 70 days, since being admitted to Ramathibodi Hospital. He is survived by his wife and their two-year old daughter.

Por had gone through lengthy treatment as doctors battled to save his life, undergoing several operations. His left foot was amputated above the ankle in late November and his left lung was removed in December.

Bangkok Post full article (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/830360/actor-por-dies-after-10-weeks-in-coma)
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Post by: jivvy on January 31, 2016, 04:55:20 PM

Sir Terry Wogan Dies Of Cancer At 77
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Post by: dereklev on February 01, 2016, 09:24:45 AM

Sir Terry Wogan Dies Of Cancer At 77

RIP Sir Terry.
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Post by: Alfie on February 02, 2016, 02:07:03 PM
Another legend dies. RIP Terry. Thanks for the laughs.
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Post by: enrico on February 28, 2016, 08:01:01 PM
father teds foul mouthed priest ? frank kelly dies today  ? agrd 77.
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Post by: Alfie on March 07, 2016, 01:03:34 PM
Nancy Reagan has died at home in California at the age of 94.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35739997 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35739997)
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Post by: dereklev on March 12, 2016, 09:55:52 AM
Keith Emerson of Nice and Emerson, Lake and Palmer sadly passed away aged 71.

First saw ELP live at the IOW Festival in 1970. RIP Keith thanks for the music and the memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agPk4--AGhQ

From his Nice days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg9jHTYZ-6U

Admin, I tried to attach using the YouTube button and it said the links were invald :o

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Post by: Alfie on March 12, 2016, 11:43:55 AM
My memory of ELP is this song. I loved it at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgpnlLz7WR0
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Post by: caller on March 12, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
I posted this elsewhere s hope it's okay to copy here.

One of my all time favourite bands as well, I was shocked to learn of his passing! I was a massive fan in their heyday, have everything they ever produced and still enjoy listening to their stuff now. The first ever LP I bought was Pictures at an Exhibition. I was meant to see them live at the Oval but was sick and it wasn't until years later that I got to see them play at the Albert Hall. I was sat really quite near to Keith Emerson and got a bit worried when he started chucking knives at his keyboard, as despite repeated attempts, none of them would go in and they were bouncing all over the place! 

So much great music as a legacy - RIP Keith.
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Post by: Alfie on March 18, 2016, 12:57:46 PM
Television magician Paul Daniels died yesterday aged 77

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Post by: Alfie on March 18, 2016, 01:00:12 PM
Cliff Michelmore also died yesterday, aged 96

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Post by: Robert on March 25, 2016, 05:35:10 AM
Yesterday March 24, 2016 one of the world greatest football players passed away.

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff dies at age 68 (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/909532/dutch-soccer-great-johan-cruyff-dies-at-age-68 (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/909532/dutch-soccer-great-johan-cruyff-dies-at-age-68).

Or http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/mar/24/johan-cruyff-revolutionary-changed-football-richard-williams (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/mar/24/johan-cruyff-revolutionary-changed-football-richard-williams)



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Post by: dereklev on March 25, 2016, 06:06:34 AM
Very sad news. RIP Johan you were a true football legend.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on March 31, 2016, 07:41:26 PM
Comedian Ronnie Corbett has died. He was 85.

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Post by: Alfie on April 20, 2016, 10:09:01 PM
Victoria Wood dead: Comedian dies aged 62 from cancer

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The five-time Bafta-winning actress and comedian Victoria Wood has died at her London home after suffering from cancer. She was 62.

Her publicist Neil Reading confirmed her death in a statement this afternoon.

“Victoria Wood has sadly passed away, after a short but brave battle with cancer," the statement said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/victoria-wood-dead-actress-and-comedian-dies-from-cancer-a6992966.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/victoria-wood-dead-actress-and-comedian-dies-from-cancer-a6992966.html)
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Post by: Alfie on April 22, 2016, 12:49:46 PM
A bit of a surprise death.

Prince has died aged 57.

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Post by: dereklev on June 04, 2016, 11:42:46 AM
RIP Muhammad Ali, a man of principle and one of the greatest boxers ever.

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee.

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Post by: Alfie on June 04, 2016, 12:23:45 PM
A true legend. RIP.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Aussie on June 04, 2016, 01:54:28 PM
He was great, both inside and outside the ring.  RIP.
Regards :(
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Post by: Alfie on July 03, 2016, 01:56:16 PM
Comedy writer and actress Caroline Aherne has died of cancer at the age of 52.

I used to love the Mrs Merton Show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj-9lSEBBm0
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on August 22, 2016, 08:01:13 PM
RIP harmonica legend Toots Thielemans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toots_Thielemans), born in Belgium in 1922, ennobled baron in 2001. He played with all the greatest in his career. He was the author of the jazz standard song "Bluesette". Here at his last public performance 2 years ago, aged 92.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TR7NvonQbI
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on August 30, 2016, 05:23:45 PM
US actor Gene Wilder has died aged 83.

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The actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease, his family said.
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Post by: sfs on August 31, 2016, 12:00:10 AM
See no Evil Hear no Evil is one of my favourite films.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on September 18, 2016, 07:37:46 AM
Cilla Black died last year of course - but an item on Yahoo today made me think again.
Yahoo recalled that she announced leaving 'Blind Date' live without notice to her Bosses and also she also 'outed' live, a journalist posing as a contestant who was intent on an inside story.
Great Gal and as someone else posted - we had a lorra lorra laughs !

Recalling myself calmer days when 'Blind Date' was a must for Me the Missis and our 3 boys, (now 35, 32 and 29). Saturday evening, 'Blind Date' followed by 'Gladiators' and Dad and a pile of Lads in playfight on the lounge floor as soon as 'Gladiators' finished - this had to stop when the eldest got to about 9 as Dad started losing !

Gladiators was about the rowdiest thing on TV then. 'Take me out Thailand' may be a modern equivalent of 'Blind Date' but common with a lot of Thai TV, I find the constant screaming, roaring and cavorting painful. So many Thai shows are like this and fortunately my Missis doesn't watch too much of it or will turn it down. A TV genre that for me is crass and gaudy.
Similar shows on UK TV also have plenty of similar noise these days !

Well fuddy duddy that I am - oh for those quieter days.

Well done Cilla. We enjoyed your work !
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Eagle 3 on September 26, 2016, 02:53:34 PM
Arnold Palmer, known as "the King" for his transformative legacy in golf, has died at the age of 87.
He died Sunday evening at a Pittsburgh hospital while awaiting cardiac surgery, according to a statement from his company.
With his dominance in golf and distinctive style, Palmer helped turn the sport from a country club pursuit to one that became accessible to the masses.
He won more than 90 golf tournaments, including the Masters four times, the U.S. Open in 1960, and the British Open in 1961 and 1962.
Palmer became the first person to make $1 million playing golf.
"I would like to be remembered for bringing golf to a worldwide audience," he told CNN in 2012. "Players today have no boundaries."
He and his two great rivals in the "Big Three" -- Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus -- helped take the sport around the globe in the 1960s, capitalizing on the ever-growing reach of television. Golf grew into made-for-television events and with it came massive sponsorship and prize money.

Full Story: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/arnold-palmer-death/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/arnold-palmer-death/index.html)


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Post by: Roger on October 13, 2016, 02:51:06 PM
Dario Fo, the Nobel prize winning Italian playright who wrote, 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' and 'Can't pay, Won't pay' amongst many others, has died age 90.

I have fondest memories of 'Anarchist', saw it 3 time in the West End with 3 different friends - a serious message and a great laugh too.
Based on interrogation of a 'suspect' for the Bologna bombing who fell out of a 4th floor Police Station window, having escaped 8 interrogating Officers - nothing to do with an alleged technique where suspects were held by their feet and hung out there !
So funny. I have the script. R.I.P. Mr Fo.

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/oct/13/dario-fo-nobel-winning-playwright-dies-aged-90
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on October 13, 2016, 04:58:31 PM
Based on interrogation of a 'suspect' for the Bologna bombing

No, it was for the 1969 Piazza Fontana bombing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_Fontana_bombing) in Milan (the play was written in 1970, Bologna massacre happened in 1980). The anarchist was Giuseppe Pinelli. Police inspector Luigi Calabresi, quickly accused by leftist and anarchist circles (including Fo in his play) to be the first responsible for that death, was most probably innocent as the official inquiry proved he was absent from that building at the moment of the crime. Calabresi was nevertheless "executed" in front of his house by leftist terrorists in 1972. That generated one of the longest and most controversial judicial cases in post-war Italy, involving also a condemnation to 22 years of prison for well-known journalist and writer Adriano Sofri.

In Carlo Castellaneta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Castellaneta)'s 1972 novel "La paloma", loosely relating about last months in Pinelli's life, Pinelli was already dead or in dying conditions when thrown out the window. He was innocent of any bombing and against political violence in general.

RIP Dario Fo, although I didn't share your political views at all, and never understood why they gave you that prize (you haven't either, I know).

PS Added later: I wanted to mention also that Fo was co-author of the original version of these lyrics (http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=132.msg60028#msg60028).
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on October 13, 2016, 06:51:48 PM
Thanks Anton. I would have only wanted the truth.
You are a very interesting person.
You may well be right though. 
I'll check my Criterion Theatre programme and the script book.
And report honestly.
You take it so seriously when correcting someone else......

NOW - do you still stand by your reply 16 to 'In the Phillipines' ??
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on October 13, 2016, 07:32:55 PM
Anton. My first correction.
'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' by Dario Fo was performed at wonderful 'Wyndhams' in Charing Cross Rd c.1981. Not 'Criterion' as I said.
(Criterion was 'Can't pay Won't pay').

Did you know ?
In Belgium, the theatre company 'International Newscene' (Collective) had produced ONLY works by Dario Fo for 4 years at that time.  Where were you ?

It was not about Bologna but Milan, as you say. I definitely absorbed Bologna, as we all do all get things wrong sometimes ..... and I only note why, so far, that Bologna 'Duce' theatre was refused permission to perform this play, but the company succeeded in performing the play to more than 4 times as many people, (than Duce), in the 'Palazetto della Sport' - uumm - that is despite a bomb threat.

The Play was part of a campaign to release Mr Valpreda but I can't find out more about that. Yet.

Oh. And do you stand by your reply 16 to 'In the Phillipines' ?

ATB






Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on October 13, 2016, 07:46:17 PM
Well Dario Fo may have discounted his 'Nobel Prize'.
Many winners do. It's modesty.
But I think he deserved it.

Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on October 13, 2016, 09:17:40 PM
Bologna 'Duce' theatre

You mean the Duse theatre  ;)  :)

Eleanora Duse: a famous Italian actress (1858-1924). Several theatres in Italy were named after her.

Duce: the nickname given by fascists to Mussolini (from latin dux, "leader").
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on October 13, 2016, 09:20:24 PM
You take it so seriously when correcting someone else......

Fact is that I just happened to read recently that Castellaneta book I mentioned, that's why I'm informed about the matter.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on October 14, 2016, 07:19:07 AM
Well Anton. The Theatre is clearly named Duce in the National Theatre script book I have but I am sure you are right. Not 'Il Duce'! But Eleanora Duse who by all accounts was a remarkable woman and actress.

That is a real coincidence - you just having read 'La Paloma' by Castellaneta.

Coming back to Dario Fo and 'Anarchist'. The Play was performed in at least 41 countries including Argentina, Chile, S. Africa and Romania in the time of Ceausescu. In Korea the Police broke up the performance 3 nights running and in Chile, the whole cast was thrown into jail !

I think Dario Fo made his mark boldly enough - he was a significant playwright (and political agitator).

R.I.P. Mr Fo.

Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on October 14, 2016, 10:50:58 AM
Well Anton. The Theatre is clearly named Duce in the National Theatre script book I have

Must be a typo Roger. I would be surprised any post-war theatre in Italy would bear that name. All the less in Bologna, long known as a politically "red" city in post-war Italy.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on October 15, 2016, 12:47:41 PM
For the Brits ...

Jean Alexander, who played Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden and Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine, has died aged 90.

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Post by: dereklev on October 15, 2016, 01:04:12 PM
RIP Jean, you bought pleasure to millions.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on October 15, 2016, 04:11:02 PM
I agree with you Guys. I loved her in both those roles. R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on October 15, 2016, 10:00:05 PM
That is a real coincidence - you just having read 'La Paloma' by Castellaneta.

Coincidences happen, Roger. Today I snapped these two at the newly opened Ice Rink at The Mall just to clear any doubt that this is one, indeed. My thanks to the skater who graciously accepted to pose with the book.


(http://i.imgur.com/JPFnBM7.jpg)


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Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on October 16, 2016, 07:46:44 AM
Thanks Anton - really no need for that post - honestly.
I'm glad for the discussion and bits I learnt about my favourite play !
As I said, it was a real coincidence. Just amazing. But real that is. ATB
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Post by: Roger on November 02, 2016, 05:17:09 AM
Mel Charles - younger brother of John. R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/01/mel-charles-obituary
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on November 08, 2016, 08:41:49 AM
'Gentle' Jimmy Young, Singer, DJ and Presenter has died.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/07/broadcaster-sir-jimmy-young-dies-aged-95
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Teessider on November 10, 2016, 02:39:01 PM
"Democracy" died 2016. RIP
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on November 11, 2016, 08:54:00 AM
Leonard Cohen Dies at Age 82
 

"I get tagged as an art-song intellectual," Leonard Cohen observed during the early 80s. "But I've always tried to have hits."
Cohen -- who died at the age of 82 -- didn't have any of those. But the poet, songwriter and singer wielded enormous influence as a kind of pop music laureate, writing literate, evocative material that was admired and frequently recorded by others. In some cases they even became hits -- "Suzanne" and "Bird On a Wire" for Judy Collins, for instance, or "Hallelujah" for the late Jeff Buckley -- and other artists' regard for Cohen has been chronicled via multiple high-profile tribute albums.
Cohen death was announced with a message to his fans on Facebook Thursday (Nov. 10) stating "We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries." A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date.

Kd Lang singing Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKrkEOlyJo8



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Post by: Alfie on November 12, 2016, 04:32:10 PM
Robert Vaughn, star of The Man from UNCLE, dies aged 83

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Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on November 26, 2016, 11:30:47 AM
Cuba's Fidel Castro has died aged 90.


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Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on December 02, 2016, 07:08:40 AM
Oh Dear. Manuel has gone ! Andrew Sachs R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/dec/01/andrew-sachs-dies-after-alzheimers-aged-86
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on December 02, 2016, 08:09:07 PM
"I know nothing."


RIP.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on December 08, 2016, 08:40:31 PM
Greg Lake has died aged 69

Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 69.

One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In the Court of the Crimson King and his solo hit I Believe in Father Christmas.

He died on Wednesday after "a long and stubborn battle with cancer", said his manager.

The news comes nine months after Lake's band-mate Keith Emerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38251936 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38251936)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on December 08, 2016, 08:43:02 PM
Two memorable songs by ELP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgpnlLz7WR0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjggWxGYLdo
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Post by: dereklev on December 09, 2016, 07:43:57 AM
And one from my youth....

In The Court Of The Crimson King ~ King Crimson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHJ7An2CMB4

RIP Greg.


I tried to post the link using the Youtube icon but it said it was an invalid Youtube link.
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Post by: caller on December 09, 2016, 09:37:40 AM
Yes  RIP indeed!

Only heard this news late last night and for ELP, that's only Carl Palmer left.

Great music Greg, thanks for all the memories!
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on December 13, 2016, 03:54:23 PM
For the Brits, Ian McCaskill, former BBC weatherman, has died aged 78.


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Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on December 24, 2016, 09:51:26 PM
Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said.
He died from a severe infection after being admitted to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury.
Parfitt had been due to launch a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017.
He has suffered a series of health problems including having to undergo a quadruple heart bypass in 1997.
In October, the musician said he would no longer be performing with his band after suffering from a heart attack in the summer.
Parfitt is survived by his wife Lyndsay, their twins Tommy and Lily and his adult children Rick Jnr and Harry, a statement from the family said.
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Post by: TheOddViking on December 24, 2016, 11:47:32 PM
He will be forever remembered.

Rest in peace.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: dereklev on December 25, 2016, 02:05:52 AM
RIP Rick, thanks for the music and the memories....
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on December 25, 2016, 04:40:39 AM
You Guys are up early - or late as the case may be !
Merry Christmas to you.
The first item I saw on my waking Yahoo was the passing of Rick Parfitt.
I was always a 'Status Quo' fan and took some stick about it.
Saw them 3 times - Wembley Arena (in the distance) and twice at the old Cornwall Coliseum near St Austell.
Just a pure fun band and I've danced to their stuff - even with no hair to swing around. R.I.P. Rick - you had some fun and made some fun too !
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on December 26, 2016, 05:30:25 AM
George Michael - dead, aged 53!

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/C9C4/production/_93125615_michael_pa.jpg)

Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on December 26, 2016, 06:00:59 AM
Humanitarian activist Elizaveta Glinka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizaveta_Glinka), known as Dr. Liza in Russia, was among victims of the Tupolev crash yesterday:

‘Dr. Liza was a miracle’: Russians horrified as revered humanitarian activist listed on fatal flight (https://www.rt.com/news/371720-doctor-liza-crash-activist/)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on December 26, 2016, 06:02:17 AM
George Michael - dead, aged 53!

Wham!



PS my age, too  :-\
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on December 26, 2016, 06:07:52 PM
Anton. Good post re. Dr Liza. Thanks.
Here's a bit from your favourite Grauniad about Rick Parfitt !

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/dec/24/goodbye-rick-parfitt-status-quo-rock-heroes-dead

Again and again - worth a watch . . .
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on December 26, 2016, 07:10:16 PM
Thanks Roger,
well worth the read
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on December 27, 2016, 05:51:56 AM
George Michael - on a CD single I have him singing 'Somebody to love' with Freddie Mercury and 'These are the days of our lives' with Lisa Stansfield - fantastic tracks.
R.I.P. George.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on December 27, 2016, 06:25:24 AM
Oh Dear !
Liz Smith aged 95 - just loved her in 'Dibley'.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/747494/royle-family-actress-nana-liz-smith-dies-aged-95
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Pompui on December 28, 2016, 09:24:35 PM
Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame died Tuesday, aged 60.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: rdrokit on December 29, 2016, 08:49:23 AM
Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame died Tuesday, aged 60.
And her mom Debbie Reynolds, age 84, dies a day later.
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Post by: Alfie on December 29, 2016, 04:18:43 PM
^ Wow. That's pretty sad for the family.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on January 09, 2017, 06:17:24 AM
Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely), has died at the age of 75.

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I always liked that song. RIP.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on January 09, 2017, 10:45:50 AM
Former President of Iran A.H. Rafsanjani, yesterday, aged 82.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on January 12, 2017, 09:16:02 PM
Graham Taylor, former England manager, dies at the age of 72


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Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on January 24, 2017, 06:05:29 AM
Gorden Kaye: 'Allo 'Allo!'s Rene Artois dies aged 75

Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.
The star's former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning.


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Title: The Importance of being Awkward - Tam Dalyell
Post by: Roger on January 27, 2017, 06:58:22 AM
Tam Dalyell, stalwart Labour MP for 40 years has died aged 84.

In a clip on the BBC's - 'The World Tonight', in the Commons speaking about Margaret Thatcher during his long objections to the Falklands task force and the sinking of the Belgrano - he didn't mince his words . .  ''I say that she (MT) is a bounder, a liar, a deceiver, a cheat and a crook''

And of Tony Blair . . ''by far the worst of the eight Prime Ministers I have served under''.

R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/26/tam-dalyell-former-labour-mp-dies-aged-84
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on January 28, 2017, 09:07:24 AM
John Hurt dead:
Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 after brave cancer battle
The actor, whose career spanned over six decades, had battled with both cancer and an intestinal complaint in recent years.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on January 28, 2017, 10:34:31 AM
Mary Tyler Moore died earlier this week aged 80.

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Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on January 29, 2017, 07:36:58 AM
Sorry Guys - Tam Dalyell
Had to post this clip - maybe just listen to the first minute only of 'The Week in Westminster'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08byfhq

Tam booming out his views on Mrs Thatcher following the 'Westlands' affair.
And getting ejected from the House as a result. Great stuff.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on January 29, 2017, 07:56:03 AM
Hi Alfie. I noticed Mary Tyler Moore had passed away.
I remember her a little on the 'Dick Van Dyke Show'.
Reports say she was a feminist icon in the USA . .
R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on January 29, 2017, 01:41:01 PM
French actress Emmanuelle Riva (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuelle_Riva), 2 days ago. She would have turned 90 next month. Here in an old interview with English subtitles, on occasion of her starring in Alain Resnais' "Hiroshima mon amour" (1959).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRMaDYUh0s4
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on February 27, 2017, 08:14:32 PM
Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP, has died aged 86.


(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/2431/production/_94856290_4718f038-4547-4c22-a678-d194b452895d.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: dereklev on March 19, 2017, 05:16:30 AM
RIP Chuck, "The Father of Rock & Roll".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT3kCVFFLNg
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on March 19, 2017, 07:22:46 AM
Hi Derek. R.I.P. indeed.
I saw Chuck Berry live at St. Austell Coliseum sometime around 1980 - it was 6 weeks before my eldest Son was born.
He put on a great show and had some good performers with him.
The next day boarding Brymon Airways, Newquay to LHR, he was sat right behind me. In my best suit I stood up and asked him for an autograph - he drew me a picture of a happy face and signed atb CB. Excellent.
He was very quiet and friendly
On my return to Port Navas that night, I showed the treasured bit of paper to the Missis who later, managed to knock over a glass of tonic water all over it. Shame !
I loved his music but do find it a bit dated when that CD creeps on these days.
Chuck did well to reach 90 after a life which included some fun I believe.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: rdrokit on March 19, 2017, 11:48:55 AM
Great video Derek. Brings back memories as I graduated HS in 1965.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: dereklev on March 19, 2017, 03:22:20 PM
Sure it's dated Roger, it is over half a century old :o

rdrokit, I graduated in 1966 so it's great memorues for me too ;D
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on March 19, 2017, 06:23:21 PM
Derek - yes I did the sum. Just some other music around that time doesn't sound quite as dated IMHO. That's all.  8)

I'm a great fan of Chuck and 'Sweet Little Sixteen', 'Memphis Tennessee' etc are favourites. The Beatles did one or two covers and Status Quo too.

Chuck R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on March 21, 2017, 01:05:00 PM
Somebody not everyone likes but well known and a bit of a surprise to me that he died at only 66, possibly of a heart related condition.

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/1B68/production/_94961070__93680821_martinmcguinness2.jpg)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on March 21, 2017, 02:39:27 PM
Hi Alfie.
Listening to the Pundits it seems McGuinness's 'conversion' was regarded as genuine and was very helpful to the Peace process in N. Ireland. But there seems no doubt he was a pretty ruthless Soldier, or is it Terrorist, in his time ?
R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: caller on March 21, 2017, 04:29:16 PM
Hi Alfie.
Listening to the Pundits it seems McGuinness's 'conversion' was regarded as genuine and was very helpful to the Peace process in N. Ireland. But there seems no doubt he was a pretty ruthless Soldier, or is it Terrorist killer, in his time ?
R.I.P.

Corrected that for you!
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on March 21, 2017, 04:52:20 PM
Caller. Fair enough. But terrorist and killer are by implication very close IMO.
As Alfie said, 'not everyone likes' (him) and that's hardly surprising.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Spursruss on March 21, 2017, 05:36:26 PM
I'm with Lord Tebbit
"World is a sweater place without him"
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on March 21, 2017, 06:29:31 PM
Spurs, I understand what Lord Tebbit says.
But MMcG is gone now. To a corner in Hell or not.
At least in the end, MMcG helped bring Peace.
I'm not defending him, but that truth IS there.
Let's hope the 'peace' over there can last without MMcG influence.
I'm with Lord T too.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/lord-tebbit-says-he-hopes-martin-mcguiness-is-parked-in-a-particularly-hot-and-unpleasant-corner-of-hell-094905200.html?hl=1&noRedirect=1
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: caller on March 21, 2017, 06:32:28 PM
Caller. Fair enough. But terrorist and killer are by implication very close IMO.
As Alfie said, 'not everyone likes' (him) and that's hardly surprising.

I accept that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter and all that, but that doesn't alter the fact he has blood on his hands, literally. He created a reign of terror that saw many of his fellow countrymen die and was very cold and calculating in what he was doing.

Then he got lucky. The IRA were dead in the water and that's when the reality of politics kicked in. An abject defeat would have seen the issue become a rallying call for future generations and a new way forward had to be found. He was lucky to have survived to receive the acclaim he latterly has. There will be both celebrating and mourning going on in NI today.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on April 12, 2017, 05:30:59 PM
Guitarist J. Geils found dead in his home aged 71

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqDjMZKf-wg



Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on April 22, 2017, 05:29:14 AM
Ugo Ehiogu. Mentioned by Alfie yesterday in Football Chat.
44 years old  - shocking.
I thought this article was a fine tribute to him . . . 
R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/21/ugo-ehiogu-cewarrior-gentle-giant
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on April 23, 2017, 03:59:39 PM
A couple of deaths in the last couple of days.

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi killed after being hit by van during training

(http://i.imgur.com/SD1D16x.jpg)

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died at the age of 37 after being hit by a van while training.

Scarponi had returned home to Filottrano, in the province of Ancona, after finishing fourth in the Tour of the Alps in Trento on Friday afternoon.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2017/04/22/italian-cyclist-michele-scarponi-killed-hit-van-training (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2017/04/22/italian-cyclist-michele-scarponi-killed-hit-van-training)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on April 23, 2017, 04:02:29 PM
Erin Moran, actress who played Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days, dies at 56

(http://i.imgur.com/jjI1BVF.jpg)

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died.

She was 56, and the cause of death has not been determined.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5lBs_j-5Wg
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: rdrokit on April 23, 2017, 04:50:35 PM
Aaron Hernandez was is noteworthy in an infamous way committed suicide April 19 in prison he was 27. Said story of the rise and fall of one of America's top tight end footballers. In 2012 signed a 4 year deal with the champion New England Patriots worth 40 million plus a 12.5 million signing bonus. Then goes out and murders a guy in 2013 and gets life in prison. Sad.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on May 16, 2017, 06:27:13 AM
''Ian Brady, one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers, has died aged 79. Brady, who along with accomplice Myra Hindley, murdered five children in the 1960s, had been suffering from a lung and chest condition and died at the Ashworth High Security Hospital on Merseyside.''

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/15/moors-murderer-ian-brady-dies/

Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on May 17, 2017, 11:52:17 PM
Not terribly famous, but Brits of a certain age will remember Catweazle from the 70s. The actor who played him (Geoffrey Bayldon) died last week.
 

(http://nostalgiacentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/catweazle_041.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: rdrokit on May 19, 2017, 09:02:40 AM
Chris Cornell was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group Audioslave. He was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood. On May 17, 2017, Cornell was found dead in his room at the MGM Grand in Detroit after performing at a show with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre. The death was determined to be a suicide by hanging. He was 52 years old
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: rdrokit on May 23, 2017, 08:37:38 AM
American MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden died on Monday of injuries suffered in a May 17 car-bicycle crash in Italy.
Hayden, who was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and nicknamed the "Kentucky Kid," was 35.
According to several published reports, Hayden was bicycling with friends when he was hit by a car on the Rimini coast of Italy. The hospital said that Hayden had suffered severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries.


Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/racing/american-motogp-racer-nicky-hayden-dies#ixzz4hrUIV900
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Thaiwolf on May 23, 2017, 08:45:39 AM
I met Nicky at Buriram in february. A lovely guy and a great champion.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on May 23, 2017, 03:29:49 PM
American MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden died on Monday of injuries suffered in a May 17 car-bicycle crash in Italy.

What an ill fate, just 1 month after Scarponi succumbed to a similar destiny not far away from there. I'll change my signature for a while  >:(
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: braveheart on May 23, 2017, 08:31:41 PM
Roger Moore RIP
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: HighwayStar on May 25, 2017, 07:26:27 AM
The best "Bond" by far and Live and Let Die best movie!
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on May 25, 2017, 09:05:10 PM
I liked Roger Moore in The Saint.


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_04kZGR_ltmE/St1BubHi9ZI/AAAAAAAAE5o/Q_Pe7KMUDvQ/s1600/Roger-Moore-The-Saint.jpg)

Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on May 26, 2017, 07:28:14 AM
Me too  ;D

I used to read 'The Saint' paperbacks - these were not at all 'highbrow' compared to the worthy works seen in our 'Reading now' thread !
 
If you watch 'Saint' these days, it does look awfully tame. But good !

R.I.P. Mr Moore.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: dereklev on May 28, 2017, 06:00:11 AM
RIP Gregg Allman, founder, organist and lead singer of the Allman Brothers.

Thanks for the music and the memories...

#Invalid YouTube Link#


Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: rdrokit on May 28, 2017, 09:11:04 AM
Finally gets to be with his brother Duane who died in 1971.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on May 29, 2017, 08:02:29 PM
John Noakes: Blue Peter legend dies, aged 83, after Alzheimer's battle

(http://i.imgur.com/UfvYeh4.jpg)

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40083025 (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40083025)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on June 06, 2017, 04:24:10 PM
Peter Sallis, aged 96

Peter Sallis was best known for his role in Last Of The Summer Wine until Wallace And Gromit made him an unlikely Hollywood star..
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on June 07, 2017, 07:47:57 PM
96. A good innings and a good actor. I really liked his voice.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on June 11, 2017, 04:43:52 PM
Batman actor Adam West has died aged 88

(http://i.imgur.com/O6uKAL7.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on July 07, 2017, 09:16:03 AM
Pierre Henry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Henry#Documentaries.2FFilms), father of the musique concrète form of experimental music, passed away this week at 89 y.o. In 1967 he and fellow composer Michel Colombier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Colombier) enjoyed commercial success with "Pshyché rock", extract from "Messe pour le temps présent" composed for great choreographer Maurice Béjart.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K4RuQDxUaI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTGZQT73eG8
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on July 22, 2017, 12:01:43 PM
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died. He died by hanging. The death is being treated as a suspected suicide.


(http://i.imgur.com/0AVfo00.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on July 31, 2017, 08:38:31 PM
Jeanne Moreau
Actress from France.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/31/jeanne-moreau-star-of-jules-et-jim-dies-aged-89
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on August 09, 2017, 07:12:03 AM
American singer Glen Campbell has died. He was 81.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kAU3B9Pi_U
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on August 19, 2017, 06:22:08 AM
I felt very sad to see this when I woke up.
The peerless Presenter and Entertainer Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89. In his early career Bruce did 3 summer seasons at the tiny Babbacombe Theatre but I first remember him on 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' and there was at one time, a Bruce Forsyth LP around ! In latter years, I thought he did a brilliant job on 'Strictly Come Dancing' despite being the target of some unfair criticism. Well done Brucie - your easy charm and wit will be remembered  . . . R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/18/sir-bruce-forsyth-obituary

Some great pics in this obituary - on stage in 'Star' with Julie Andrews and Beryl Reid and centre stage, on 'Strictly'.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: dereklev on August 19, 2017, 06:42:59 AM
Very sad news he was the last of the old school entertainers.


Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on August 20, 2017, 12:22:43 PM
RIP Brucie. 'Twas nice to see you, to see you, nice. 

I used to like the Generation Game. Didn't he do well? Let's look at the old scoreboard. Let's meet the eight who are going to generate.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on August 21, 2017, 08:21:46 AM


Nutty Professor star Jerry Lewis dies aged 91


US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91.

Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas.

"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," his family said in a statement.

The actor was renowned for his ten-year partnership with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on TV and the big screen.

After their split in 1956, he starred in and directed a number of hit films.

In 1960, Lewis made his movie directorial debut with The Bellboy and starred in the storybook parody Cinderfella.

Three years later he directed and starred in his most popular movie, The Nutty Professor, which was reinvented by Eddie Murphy in 1996.

He retired from making films in 1995 but returned as the star of 2016 drama Max Rose when he was 87.

Lewis starred in more than 45 films in a career spanning five decades.

He was very popular in France, and was inducted into the Legion of Honour in 1984, the country's highest award.

"The French are very visually oriented even though they are cerebral. They enjoy what they see and laugh. Then, later, they ask why," he once said.

He once summed up his career by saying: "I've had great success being a total idiot" and said the key was maintaining a certain childlike quality.

Later generations knew him primarily as the conductor of weekend telethons to raise funds for victims of muscular dystrophy.

His spokeswoman, Candi Cazau, told CNN on Sunday his annual telethon raised more than $2bn for the fight against the disease.

Cazau said the actor had been planning to make stage appearances over the next few months in New York, and in Las Vegas next year.

Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch on 16 March, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey, and started out on New York's Borscht Belt comedy circuit as a singer at the age of five.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on September 10, 2017, 08:49:44 PM
Don Williams,  award-winning country singer with love ballads like "I Believe in You," has died. He was 78.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xbqe_GajtQ
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on September 26, 2017, 09:36:32 PM
Liverpool actor Tony Booth - famous as the “Scouse git” in TV sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, and for being Tony Blair's father in law - has died at the age of 85.

(http://i4.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article13676001.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/tbf.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on September 27, 2017, 02:59:55 PM
Liz Dawn, the actress who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for over 30 years, has died age 77.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on September 28, 2017, 03:43:00 PM


Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91


Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91.

In a statement, Playboy Enterprises said Mr Hefner died peacefully at his home from natural causes.

It read: "Hugh M Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones."

Hefner, known as the "Hef", built Playboy into a brand that heavily influenced the sexual culture of the second half of the 20th century.

The first issue of the magazine featured nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe and sold more than 50,000 copies.

By the 1970s, the magazine had more than seven million readers, but competition and the advent of the internet saw that circulation drop to less than three million by the start of the 21st century.

As well as nude pictures, the magazine also included articles from writers including Kurt Vonnegut, Vladimir Nabokov and Alex Haley, as well as interviews with Fidel Castro, Martin Luther King Jr and John Lennon.

In 2015, Playboy stopped publishing images of naked women, citing the proliferation of nudity online.

In a New York Times interview in 1992, Hefner revealed he was most proud of changing "attitudes toward sex".

He said: "That nice people can live together now. That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex. That gives me great satisfaction."

He was often seen wearing red silk pajamas, smoking a pipe, and accompanied by scantily clad models at fantasy parties he staged at his Playboy mansions first in Chicago and then in Los Angeles.

Hefner claimed to have had sex with more than a thousand women, including many of those pictured in his magazine.

He was married three times. In 1949, he wed Mildred Williams, and the couple had two children. They divorced in 1958.

In July 1989, he married Kimberley Conrad, then Playmate of the Year, who was 27. They also had two children together, but separated in 1998 although she continued living next door to the Playboy mansion.

Cooper Hefner, his son and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said in a statement: "My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.

"He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognisable and enduring in history.

"He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston and all of us at Playboy Enterprises."

Six years ago he proposed to then 24-year-old Crystal Harris, a former Playmate. She called off the wedding days before the ceremony, but changed her mind and they eventually married in 2012.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on October 03, 2017, 07:52:21 PM
Tom Petty, cardiac arrest, yesterday. He can jam with George again, now.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on October 26, 2017, 07:22:39 AM
Fats Domino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eU90nf7xJg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU9f_MUBCSs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9pRbbd3rw

The rock and roll musician Fats Domino has died at the age of 89. According to New Orleans TV station WWL-TV, Domino died early Wednesday surrounded by his family.

Domino is credited with being one of the most important musical figures to break down racial barriers in the Fifties, becoming a sensation at a time in which black voices were almost entirely absent from US radio.

Born to Creole parents in New Orleans in 1928, Domino began playing piano at an early age, and was recruited to join a local band when a bandleader spotted him performing at an outdoor barbecue. But Domino quickly eclipsed his fellow band members, becoming a sensation all his own.

Signing to Imperial Records, Domino released the very first single to sell a million copies, while his song Ain't It a Shame reached the top 10 on the US charts, despite being released alongside an identical cover by the country star Pat Boone.

John Lennon has cited Ain't It a Shame as the first song he learnt to play on his guitar, while The Beatles made one request upon their first visit to New Orleans: the chance to meet Fats Domino. 
Hits included Blueberry Hill, I'm Walkin' and the Beatles cover Lady Madonna.
Domino had battled ill health for years, and lost most of his possessions in Hurricane Katrina, the musician refusing to depart New Orleans due to the ill health of his wife, who would die in 2008. To raise money for Domino in the wake of the hurricane, musicians including Paul McCartney and Robert Plant recorded a charity record.

Despite speculation that Domino in fact died in Hurricane Katrina, he returned to music in 2006 with the album Alive and Kickin'.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: KiwiCanadian on October 26, 2017, 08:21:55 AM
Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53

Rock poet who wrote Canadiana-laced lyrics had a commanding stage presence.

Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.

He was 53.

Downie had an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015.

more info here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/gord-downie-obit-1.4359906
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on November 22, 2017, 07:24:45 AM
Rodney Bewes, star of The Likely Lads, dies at 79

(https://i.imgur.com/N7HlSnw.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: KiwiCanadian on November 22, 2017, 07:53:37 AM
Dave Mustaine Remembers 'Brilliant' AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young
"His riffs have become legend, as has he," brian Johnson says of rhythm guitarist.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-mustaine-remembers-brilliant-malcolm-young-w512210


Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on November 22, 2017, 09:31:13 AM
One more!!

David Cassidy, Singer and 'Partridge Family' Teen Idol, Dead at 67.

(http://img.wennermedia.com/article-leads-horizontal-800/david-cassidy-dead-ff1317fd-d914-4daf-bc1a-2d3431b614cf.jpg)
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Teessider on November 22, 2017, 11:18:40 AM
Rodney Bewes dies.

The likely lads and its even better sequel whatever happened to the likely lads were compulsive viewing back in the day. Its a shame the 2 stars fell out over a trivial story Rodney told to a journalist and did not speak for the last 40 years.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on November 22, 2017, 02:20:21 PM
Alfie and Teess - found this bit about the Bewes and Bolam fallout :-

''Bolam's co-star Rodney Bewes revealed in 2005 that the two actors had not spoken ..(for).. a period of over thirty years. The rift, according to Bewes, developed through his indiscreetly telling a journalist that when Bolam's wife revealed she was pregnant, Bolam was so startled that the car he was driving mounted a pavement and almost crashed into a lamp post.''

Sad to have a 40 year fall out over that. Quite funny really.
Rodney Bewes R.I.P

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/the-likely-lads-fall-out-as-bolam-refuses-to-sanction-tv-repeats-1899057.html

Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Teessider on November 24, 2017, 11:32:21 AM
Further to the Bewes/Bolam feud, Bewes was the subject of a This is your Life episode in 1980 in which Bolam did not appear. Considering the pressure he must have been under to appear it us surprising for him to deny recently that he had fallen out with Bewes but that they had simply drifted apart!
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on November 24, 2017, 01:43:56 PM
Hi Teess. I've read about this rift over the years and again this week.
On balance it doesn't seem to put James Bolam in a good light at all.
It looks vindictive. Bolam refused to allow repeats of the 'Likely Lads' so all the other cast members then lost earnings ??   ???
Mai pen lai and R.I.P. Rodney Bewes.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Teessider on November 24, 2017, 03:08:00 PM
Bolam has also made disparaging remarks about his home town (Sunderland) saying he was glad to leave and would never return.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Robert on November 29, 2017, 04:25:43 PM
R.I.P. Mitch Margo of The Tokens 1947-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 26, 2017

in News

Mitch Margo, one of the original members of The Tokens, has died at the age of 70.

The Tokens posted to social media:

    The Lion went to sleep…Mitch Margo, co-founder of The Tokens passed away peacefully in his sleep. The shock is still reverberating though our family as we try to make sense of this loss. Much will be said about Mitch in the upcoming days, but we wanted our incredibly dedicated fans to know.

    Mitch left an indelible mark on the world with both his art and music. We hope that all of you who love listening to The Tokens explore the work of this amazingly talented individual. So “hush my darling, don’t fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight.”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwkK92Pq2rQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwkK92Pq2rQ)









Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on December 06, 2017, 07:59:56 AM
''Christine Keeler, the model who became embroiled in one of the biggest political scandals in decades after having an affair with Conservative MP John Profumo, has died at the age of 75.
Keeler was romantically involved with a Soviet military officer at the same time as her 1960s liaison with Profumo, who was at the time the Secretary of State for War. The scandal became known as the Profumo affair and forced the MP to resign from the Government and from Parliament.

Keeler passed away on Monday at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough after battling illness for several months, according to relatives.''

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/christine-keeler-death-obituary-profumo-affair-model-life-career-a8094186.html

R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Anton on December 06, 2017, 04:07:23 PM
Johnny Hallyday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Hallyday), legend of French pop-rock, passed away this morning aged 74.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Alfie on December 11, 2017, 10:11:17 PM
Keith Chegwin, only 60 years old, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiopathic_pulmonary_fibrosis). RIP Cheggers.


(https://i.imgur.com/aBMFxjR.jpg)
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Post by: Pompui on January 01, 2018, 09:52:12 AM
http://fandom.wikia.com/articles/celebrity-deaths-2017
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Post by: Alfie on January 01, 2018, 01:05:12 PM
^ The BBC did a similar thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/notable_deaths_2017 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/notable_deaths_2017)
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Post by: Roger on January 10, 2018, 05:51:29 PM
''The Moody Blues star Ray Thomas has died at the age of 76. The flautist and vocalist died suddenly on Thursday, his record label said.

Cherry Red Records and Esoteric Recordings said in a statement: “We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humour and kindness. It was a privilege to have known and worked with him and our thoughts are with his family and his wife, Lee, at this sad time.”

Born in Stourport-on-Severn on 29 December 1941, Thomas started out in blues and soul groups in the 1960s and later formed the Moody Blues alongside Mike Pinder, Denny Laine, Graeme Edge and Clint Warwick.

Although the band’s roots lay in the blues, their 1964 hit Go Now was a foretaste of the lush, orchestral sound that came to be called progressive rock. Their 1967 album Days of Future Passed is a prog-rock landmark, and Thomas’s flute solo on the single Nights in White Satin one of its defining moments. Thomas wrote several songs for the band, including the trippy Legend of a Mind and Veteran Cosmic Rocker.

Thomas also enjoyed solo success with the albums From Mighty Oaks and Hopes Wishes & Dreams. The Moody Blues, including Thomas, were to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.''

R.I.P. Mr Thomas

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/07/moody-blues-singer-ray-thomas-dies-at-76
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Post by: dereklev on January 11, 2018, 02:37:00 AM
RIP Ray thanks for the music and the memories.
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Post by: Alfie on January 15, 2018, 02:59:51 PM
Former footballer Cyrille Regis has died after a suspected heart attack. He was 59.


(https://i.imgur.com/L9oWOEL.jpg) 
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on January 16, 2018, 03:01:42 PM
Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries has died aged 46. R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-dies-aged-46

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/15/dolores-oriordan-five-of-her-best-cranberries-performances
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Post by: Roger on January 23, 2018, 01:49:51 PM
Jimmy Armfield, Blackpool and England footballer, has died. R.I.P.

From the Guardian :-

''The former England captain and World Cup winner Jimmy Armfield died on Monday aged 82 following a long battle with cancer. Considered one of Blackpool’s greatest players, his death caused widespread sadness in a football community he continued to serve as an admired broadcaster long after retirement.

“Blackpool is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of its record appearance holder and vice-president Jimmy Armfield at the age of 82,” said the club in a statement. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jimmy’s wife Anne, his two sons, Duncan and John, and the rest of the Armfield family at this time.”

Armfield made 627 appearances for Blackpool in a one-club, 17-year career. He led England 15 times and was first-choice right-back for Alf Ramsey at the 1962 World Cup in Chile. Injury allowed George Cohen to supersede him and Armfield was an unused substitute at the tournament in England four years later won by Ramsey’s side, though he was a valued member of the squad
.''

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/22/jimmy-armfield-former-england-captain-dies-aged-82
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Post by: rdrokit on February 03, 2018, 11:22:09 AM
Dennis Edwards, who performed as lead singer for the Motown group the Temptations, has died at aged 74.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42924559
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Post by: Alfie on February 07, 2018, 09:54:17 AM
John Mahoney: Frasier actor dies aged 77

The British-born actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77. He died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago.

(https://i.imgur.com/aSP9Nzw.jpg)

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Post by: Roger on February 10, 2018, 04:06:26 PM
Liam Miller ex Celtic and Man Utd and other Clubs, has died aged just 36. Pancreatic cancer.
R.I.P.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/soccer-news/liam-miller-dies-aged-36-12001538
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Post by: Roger on February 25, 2018, 05:00:24 PM
From the Guardian :-

''Emma Chambers, best known for playing Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 53, it was announced on Saturday. Dawn French, the star of The Vicar of Dibley, described her as “a unique and beautiful spark”.

Her agent said Chambers died of natural causes on Wednesday evening, and said the actor “brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed”. She is survived by her husband Ian Dunn, who is also an actor.

Broadcaster Emma Freud, who was friends with Chambers, tweeted: “We’re very, very sad. She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being.

“How could you not love this girl,” she added, posting a video of her work
.''

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/24/actor-emma-chambers-dies-aged-53-vicar-of-dibley
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Post by: Alfie on February 25, 2018, 08:56:21 PM
Damn. Only 53 and she  died of natural causes. She always brought a smile to my face when I watched The Vicar of Dibley. RIP, lass.
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Post by: jivvy on February 25, 2018, 09:31:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIC8VzHUebw
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Post by: jivvy on March 04, 2018, 05:42:10 PM

Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at the age of 88.

His time of three minutes 59.4 seconds, set at Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954, stood as a record for just 46 days but his place in athletics history was assured.

Bannister also won gold over the same distance at the 1954 Commonwealth Games and later became a leading neurologist.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011.

Bannister viewed running as something to be done in his spare time away from the demands of his medical studies at the University of Oxford, but that did not prevent him reaching the biggest stages in the sport.

He was considered for the British team at the 1948 London Olympics - just two years after taking up running as a 17-year-old - but did earn a place in the team at the 1952 Games in Helsinki, where he set a new British record en route to fourth in the 1500 metres final.

Bannister, who used his medical knowledge to devise his own training regime and investigate the mechanical aspects of running, turned his sights on becoming the first person to run inside four minutes for the mile after the Olympics and twice went close to achieving his goal in 1953.

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Post by: Roger on March 07, 2018, 03:10:51 PM
Jivvy - a nice video here about Sir Roger Bannister. R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2018/mar/04/sir-roger-bannister-british-athlete-who-broke-four-minute-mile-video-obituary
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Post by: Alfie on March 12, 2018, 12:29:24 PM
Someone the older Brits here will remember: Ken Dodd has died, aged 90

(https://i2-prod.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article14397916.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/kendodd1-1.jpg)
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 12, 2018, 04:41:56 PM
"I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months-I don't like to interrupt her."

RIP Sir Ken Dodd
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Post by: jivvy on March 14, 2018, 10:57:23 AM


Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with a debilitating motor neuron disease when he was 21. He went on to become one of the world's most prominent scientists.

Stephen Hawking died Wednesday after complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. He was 76.

The world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist was best known for his work on black holes. Hawking theorized that, contrary to the prevailing scientific belief that black holes were inescapable for all forms of matter and energy, they actually emitted a form of radiation ― now known as Hawking radiation. He also played a key role in the mathematical effort to unify Einstein’s general theory of relativity with the emergent field of quantum physics.

Hawking used his position as one of the world’s most famous scientists as a platform to discuss a wide range of issues, from the existence of extraterrestrial life to the nature of philosophy. He skyrocketed to public prominence in 1988, when he published his first general-audience book, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. The cosmology treatise has sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling science books of all time.

In 1963, when he was just 21 years old, Hawking was famously diagnosed with the debilitating motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Though 80 percent of those with ALS die within five years of diagnosis, and Hawking’s own doctors gave him roughly two years to live, he survived for decades, perhaps longer than any other patient with the disease in medical history. Hawking used a wheelchair to move around and a sophisticated computer system to speak for much of his time as a public figure.

The physicist’s inspiring ― and turbulent ― personal story was dramatized in the 2014 movie “The Theory of Everything,” which was based on a memoir by Hawking’s first wife, Jane Wilde. Actor Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Hawking in the film won him an Oscar for best actor.
Hawking was born on Jan. 8, 1942 ― the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death ― in Oxford, England, to Frank, a physician specializing in tropical disease, and Isobel, a medical secretary. He and his three younger siblings grew up mostly in the town of St. Albans, just north of London, in what has been described as a highly intellectually-engaged home.

At the St. Albans School, Hawking was an indifferent student, preferring to spend his time playing board games and tinkering with computers. But he nonetheless gained admittance to his father’s alma mater, University College at Oxford University, in 1959, at the age of 17.

Upon arriving at Oxford, Hawking toyed with the idea of studying either math or medicine before eventually settling on physics. His attitude toward academic work remained lackadaisical in college. He rarely attended lectures and has said that he spent only 1,000 hours on studies during his three years at Oxford, or just an hour a day.

Still, Hawking’s natural brilliance started to shine through as an undergraduate ― and he apparently felt that his tutors resented him for doing so well with so little work. When he submitted his final thesis, it was given a grade on the border between first-class honors and second-class honors, so Hawking had to face an oral exam that would determine his grade. Knowing his reputation, he reportedly told his examiners, “If you award me a First, I will go to Cambridge. If I receive a Second, I shall stay in Oxford, so I expect you will give me a First.”

He got a First. And, as promised, Hawking enrolled in graduate school at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1962, studying under the physicist Dennis Sciama and the famed astronomer Fred Hoyle. He became interested in the then-nascent study of black holes and singularities, the existence of which had been implied by Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
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Post by: Roger on March 31, 2018, 11:00:24 AM
Bill Maynard latterly of 'Carry On' and 'Heartbeat' fame has died at the age of 89. I remember him at the Pier theatre in Weymouth when I was a boy ! R.I.P.

''Bill Maynard, who has died at the age of 89, was best known as the loveable rogue Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, in the police drama Heartbeat. But he had a long and sometimes difficult career that took him from variety shows to cinema and network television. In real life Maynard shared many similarities with his best known character, a predilection for racehorses, greyhounds and booze.''

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-20716037
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Post by: Roger on April 04, 2018, 08:52:23 PM
Ray Wilkins R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/04/ray-wilkins-former-england-midfielder-dies-aged-61

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43644529
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Post by: Alfie on April 04, 2018, 10:26:28 PM
Winnie Mandela died a couple of days ago. She was 81.


(https://i.imgur.com/N7p9L0e.jpg)

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Post by: caller on April 05, 2018, 10:23:49 AM
Ray Wilkins R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/04/ray-wilkins-former-england-midfielder-dies-aged-61

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43644529

I had the privilege of seeing Ray Wilkins as he started his career at Chelsea and would have seen all home games and many, many away games, where Chelsea's game plan was simply for Ray Lewington to win the ball and give it to Wilkins.

I can honestly say he is one of the greatest players I have seen. His skill, audacity and passing were a joy to behold and the flair I witnessed was only rarely evident after he joined Man U and become one of many top quality players rather than being the star turn. It's a pity more isn't available on film, as is the case now.

He was Chelsea through and through and we should have stood by him when he was having problems and it say's much for the man that even after his departure, his loyalty and enthusiasm for the club never waned.

RIP Butch and thanks for everything.
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Post by: jivvy on April 06, 2018, 08:57:00 AM

Eric Bristow dead: Legendary darts player and five-time world champion dies aged 60 after heart attack


Eric Bristow, the legendary darts player and five-time world champion, has died aged 60, the Professional Darts Corporation has announced.

Bristow was at the Liverpool Echo Arena watching the Premier League darts when he collapsed, and was later confirmed dead after suffering a heart attack.

When the news broke of his passing, fans at the Echo Arena began singing “There’s only one Eric Bristow” in tribute to the player nicknamed the Crafty Cockney.

On stage, players Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney were also visibly upset on what turned into an emotional night.

The 60-year-old was inducted into the PDC hall of fame in 2005 and remained a popular figure amongst supporters of the sport, also working as a TV pundit for Sky Sports and appearing on ITV show I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here in 2012.

Bristow was awarded an MBE for his services to the sport in 1989, having won five world championships in a blistering spell of dominance between 1980 and 1986, as well as five world Masters titles.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn paid tribute to the late Bristow: “Eric will always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport.

"He was a tremendous player and a huge character and even after his retirement fans would travel for miles to meet him and see him play.

“Eric was never afraid of controversy, but he spoke as he found and was honest and straightforward which is what people admired about him.

"The PDC, and the sport of darts, will miss him.”
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Post by: jivvy on April 06, 2018, 09:35:56 AM

Eric Bristow, another sporting legend, taken far too soon.
RIP Crafty Cockney.
At least he died at the age of treble 20, even he would see the irony in this!
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Post by: Roger on April 06, 2018, 11:25:59 AM
Jivvy. Eric Bristow visited the 'Queens Arms' in Constantine, Cornwall one night on a promo visit - it was some years ago. I'm not interested in Darts but I was there. He played some challenge matches and it was a very amiable evening.

This DX article has some nice pics you might enjoy :-

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/othersport/942041/Eric-Bristow-dead-Darts-heart-attack-legend-dies-PDC-Premier-League

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Post by: Roger on May 13, 2018, 06:52:59 PM
Dame Tessa Jowell R.I.P.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44098760
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Post by: Roger on May 16, 2018, 09:20:52 PM
R.I.P. Ray Wilson . . .

''England’s 1966 World Cup-winning left-back Ray Wilson has died at the age of 83, his former clubs Huddersfield and Everton have announced. Wilson was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004 and died on Tuesday evening.

“Huddersfield Town is devastated to learn of the passing of World Cup winner Ramon ’Ray’ Wilson MBE at the age of 83,” read a club statement. “Ray is arguably the most successful and best-known player ever to pull on a Huddersfield Town shirt, having been a key member of England’s World Cup-winning team in 1966.”

Wilson was part of the Everton team that won the FA Cup, also in 1966. In total he played 154 matches for the Merseyside club prior to his departure to Oldham Athletic in 1969. “Ray led the onset of a new breed of full-backs,” said Joe Royle, a former Goodison Park team-mate of Wilson’s. “Prior to Ray, they had all been sentinels, big, tall lads. Maybe third centre-backs, rather than full-backs
.''

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/16/ray-wilson-england-1966-world-cup-winning-left-back-dies-huddersfield-town-everton
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Post by: Teessider on August 06, 2018, 05:12:33 AM
Barry Chuckle (on the left) has died aged 73.
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Post by: Roger on August 17, 2018, 07:10:22 AM
Aretha Franklin has died R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/16/aretha-franklin-obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2018/aug/16/the-queen-of-soul-aretha-franklin-a-life-in-pictures

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Post by: Roger on August 21, 2018, 07:38:16 AM
Jimmy McIlroy, erstwhile Burnley and N.Ireland hero, has died at 86 :-

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/20/jimmy-mcilroy-obituary

A Burnley fan on another Forum replied :-

''I do remember him being presented at full time with the match ball by the referee.
Words by the referee similar to "You've kept the ball all though the match, so you might as well keep it now".

R.I.P.
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Post by: jivvy on September 07, 2018, 06:15:24 AM

Burt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died, aged 82. His manager, Erik Kritzer confirmed the news on Thursday that Reynolds died that morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida. The star had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but been working until recently; he was currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s film about the Charles Manson murders, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

Reynolds, who famously turned down the roles of James Bond and Han Solo, never-the-less forged a film career that marked him out as a singular talent.
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Post by: Roger on September 07, 2018, 09:24:28 AM
The actress, Liz Fraser. R.I.P

''Liz Fraser was born on August 14, 1930 in Southwark, London, England as Elizabeth Joan Winch. She was an actress, known for I'm All Right Jack (1959), The Avengers (1961) and Dad's Army (1971). She was married to Bill Hitchcock and Peter Yonwin. She died on September 6, 2018.''

https://uk.yahoo.com/movies/carry-star-liz-frazer-dies-88-090435819.html

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0292187/
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Post by: Roger on September 08, 2018, 09:31:12 AM
Dolores O'Riordan R.I.P.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mBtlBKqfiw

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/16/dolores-o-riordan-obituary
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Post by: Alfie on September 09, 2018, 12:49:23 PM
^ She died eight months ago, Roger. I hope you enjoyed your hibernation. :)
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Post by: Roger on September 09, 2018, 02:52:50 PM
Hi Alfie. Good to see you posting.

Re. Dolores O'Riordan, yes I know that. It's just that she was back in the news again after conclusion of the inquest - I should have explained what I was up with the post but I was rushing around . . .

ATB

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Post by: jivvy on September 22, 2018, 08:29:36 PM
Chas Hodges - one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave - has died at the age of 74.

The duo's Twitter account said he recently received treatment for oesophageal cancer but died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours.

Known for their rock and cockney style, Chas and Dave enjoyed the height of their fame in the 1970s and 1980s with hits such as Rabbit and Snooker Loopy.

They also performed four FA Cup final songs with Tottenham Hotspur FC.

The statement on Chas and Dave's Twitter page read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges."

It said he had died from organ failure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rizRsvBluAA

For the uninformed Chas is the one on the piano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSKAYgtAzo
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Post by: Roger on September 22, 2018, 09:32:39 PM
Just spotted that Jivvy. Chas - thanks for the fun  :(  R.I.P.
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Post by: Roger on October 01, 2018, 09:31:26 PM
I'll miss this Guy. Charles Aznavour  :(

As an old softie - I even have a CD in a metal box special edition . . .

'She' - a sweet song  :(

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/01/charles-aznavour-french-singer-dies-aged-94

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Post by: Roger on December 01, 2018, 09:21:29 PM
''George HW Bush, who as the 41st president shepherded the US through a turbulent period in global relations that included the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, has died. He was 94. A statement from his office said: “George Herbert Walker Bush, world war two naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st president of the United States of America, died on 30 November 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or ‘Bucky’ Bush.''

R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/01/george-hw-bush-former-us-president-dies-aged-94

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2018/dec/01/george-hw-bush-a-life-in-pictures
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Post by: Roger on December 23, 2018, 07:33:45 AM
Paddy Ashdown - one of the good Guys . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/22/former-liberal-democrat-leader-paddy-ashdown-dies-aged-77
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Post by: ken kenobie on December 23, 2018, 07:57:33 AM
I wonder if I will ever appear on this topic  :(


Ken
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Post by: Roger on December 23, 2018, 08:01:18 AM
Certainly you will Ken - you are after all, rather ''noteworthy''.

(I don't know if I'll be around to be the one to do it  ;) )

Anyway that's a very long time away hopefully  ;D
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Post by: Roger on December 30, 2018, 03:40:04 AM
The adorable June Whitfield has died at 93. I'm so sorry - a Lady who has given me laughs and chuckles as long as I can remember. Anyone else remember Ron and Eff from 'Take it from here' ? Her career spanned either 7 or 8 decades according to the Guardian . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/29/dame-june-whitfield-dies-aged-93

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1064933/june-whitfield-terry-and-june-absolutely-fabulous-dies-93-actress
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: ken kenobie on December 30, 2018, 09:49:22 AM
The adorable June Whitfield has died at 93. I'm so sorry - a Lady who has given me laughs and chuckles as long as I can remember. Anyone else remember Ron and Eff from 'Take it from here' ? Her career spanned either 7 or 8 decades according to the Guardian . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/29/dame-june-whitfield-dies-aged-93

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1064933/june-whitfield-terry-and-june-absolutely-fabulous-dies-93-actress

That's sad news , loved all her appearances a true comedy icon . My be the era of being able to laugh at comedy is now being eroded because people are frightened to laugh as it may be considered not PC.


 RIP Dame June Whitfield. You were Absolutely Fabulous.



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Post by: Teessider on January 03, 2019, 01:24:12 PM
Bob Einstein, aka Marty Funkhauser from Curb your Enthusiasm has died aged 76.
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Post by: dereklev on January 14, 2019, 07:47:46 PM
I am said to say that Steen aka The Odd Viking has passed away.

The funeral is being held tomorrow. Directions to the Temple are from the Walrus head down the road with 2 peace on your left and the Temple is at the bottom of the road.

I will post a time when I am told.

RIP Steen.
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Post by: Alfie on January 14, 2019, 08:15:44 PM
I am sorry to hear that, Derek. RIP Steen.  :(
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Post by: Roger on January 14, 2019, 08:22:22 PM
So sad to hear that . . . Odd Viking R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: caller on January 14, 2019, 11:17:14 PM
I'm very sorry to hear this news. RIP
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: sfs on January 15, 2019, 12:31:23 AM
Sad News, RIP Steen
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: dereklev on January 15, 2019, 03:21:39 AM
The Temple is called Wat Mai Am Pa=Wan.

Directions to the Temple are from the Walrus head down the road with 2 peace on your left and the Temple is at the bottom of the road,

Funeral is at 1pm today.
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Post by: Robert on January 15, 2019, 06:01:28 AM
Vey sad news indeed, R.I.P.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on January 15, 2019, 08:01:16 AM

Sad news indeed, R.I.P Steen
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Coolkorat on January 15, 2019, 09:31:56 PM
Will be sadly missed. Very sad to hear this news. RIP Steen.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Coolkorat on January 19, 2019, 09:21:09 PM
The actor Windsor Davies, best known for his role as the sergeant major in TV series It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, has died at the age of 88.

His family said he died peacefully on Thursday, with his daughter saying her parents left a large family “who will all remember them with love, laughter and gratitude”, according to the BBC.
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on January 20, 2019, 05:59:58 AM
Hi CK. Here's some more on Windsor Davies - amazingly the amusing 'Whispering Grass' sung by Don Estelle (frankly) and Windsor, sold over 1 million copies  ;D

It's linked in here :-

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/19/windsor-davies-it-aint-half-hot-mum-actor-dies-aged-88

AND they made an LP - here it is :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAj-zxqWReE
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on February 09, 2019, 04:15:14 AM
Albert Finney has died.

I remember him more for his later career as an 'oldie' than his earlier career.
Enjoyed watching him very much indeed.

R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/08/albert-finney-obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/08/albert-finney-dies-film-tom-jones-orient-express-millers-crossing
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on February 09, 2019, 07:05:32 AM
Some brilliant Albert Finney clips here :-

https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2019/feb/08/a-look-back-albert-finney-most-memorable-performances-video
Title: Someone noteworthy has died: Gordon Banks
Post by: Roger on February 12, 2019, 04:08:52 PM
Gordon Banks R.I.P.

''Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81. Banks played 73 times for England and won a League Cup winners medal while at Stoke . . ..''

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/12/gordon-banks-dies-world-cup-winner-england-1966-goalkeeper

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/12/gordon-banks-englands-1966-world-cup-winning-goalkeeper-dies/
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on February 13, 2019, 09:23:55 AM

'He should have caught it' - Mullery

England team-mate Alan Mullery, who played alongside Banks during the 1970 World Cup game, said: "He was probably the best there has ever been."

But he joked that the former Stoke goalkeeper, who won the League Cup in 1972, should have caught the ball when denying Pele.

"I patted him on his head, and I said 'why didn't you catch it?' and the abuse that came back was unbelievable," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"He was the best at that time. We had some great goalkeepers in those days, and the only person I can think who came near was Pat Jennings."

Another England team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton said: "Gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper, without doubt one of the best England has ever had.

"I was proud to call him a team-mate. Obviously we shared that great day in 1966 but it was more than that. Even though I was on the pitch and have seen it many times since, I still don't know how he saved that header from Pele.

"Gordon will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time."
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on May 10, 2019, 09:03:44 AM
I saw a youngish Freddie Starr at New Theatre, Oxford maybe 50 years ago - doing an Elvis Presley act, part of a Panto or something. Not generally my cuppa but quite an Elvis ! R.I.P.

''Freddie Starr, the comedian who rose to fame in the 1970s, has reportedly died at the age of 76.Starr was found dead at his home in Spain, The Sun said, while a post on Facebook and Twitter pages claiming to belong to Starr appeared to confirm the news.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/09/comedian-freddie-starr-dies-age-76/
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: jivvy on May 10, 2019, 09:07:55 AM
Comedian Freddie Starr has died at the age of 76.

The entertainer, who appeared on I'm a Celebrity in 2011, was found dead at his home in Costa Del Sol, Spain, The Sun reported.

His cause of death was not immediately clear but he was reportedly found by a carer at his flat.

The Mersyside-born comic, impressionist, singer and actor had a history of heart problems and asthma.

Police have said that they believe his death was not suspicious and that he died of natural causes.

A neighbour told The Mirror: "He’s been quite ill ever since he moved in and has barely left his apartment since moving in a couple of years ago."

Starr appeared on ITV's I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2011, a year after he had recovered from quadruple bypass surgery which followed a heart attack.

Title: Re: The "Deadwood Stage-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on May 13, 2019, 08:26:55 PM
Oh the Deadwood Stage is a coming on over the hill - whip crack away  :)

''American actress Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died at the age of 97, her foundation has said. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary Hollywood star died early on Monday at her Carmel Valley home in California. Day, who starred as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, was surrounded by close friends and "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia".

She was known for her honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history. Day's lilting voice, wholesome blond beauty and ultra-bright smile brought her a string of hits, first on records, and then later in Hollywood. She turned 97 on April 3, and Day told the Hollywood Reporter she celebrated all week with "dear old friends out of town" and enjoyed "quiet dinners".

The Hollywood icon has been intensely private since retiring from acting, last appearing in public 30 years ago to accept an award at the 1989 Gold Globes. Her final TV interview was shown to the world in 1994, and since then her only publicity has come through a smattering of interviews
.''

23 hours - we've travelled today . . so whip crack away, (repeat). RIP

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/13/doris-day-dies-aged-97/
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on May 13, 2019, 08:31:48 PM
I'll miss these two . .

''Renowned as an outstanding House of Commons orator, Walden remained a backbench MP and, in 1977, he quit parliament to become a journalist and broadcaster. He took over from Peter Jay as host of London Weekend Television’s Weekend World politics show and presented the programme for nine years, after which he was replaced by another newly resigned MP, Matthew Parris. Walden acquired a reputation as a robust interviewer, and questioned Margaret Thatcher several times.''

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/12/brian-walden-former-labour-mp-and-tv-presenter-dies-aged-86
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: Roger on June 09, 2019, 03:11:45 AM
''Tributes have been paid to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh who has died at the age of 49.

The club announced Edinburgh's death in a statement yesterday, saying their manager had died five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. He had just returned from watching his former side Tottenham in the Champions League final.

"We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy”, said Orient chairman Nigel Travis. “All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the Club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments."

Edinburgh had just guided Orient to promotion back to the English Football League after taking over in November 2017 as the club began an extensive rebuild. He also led them to this season's FA Trophy final where they lost 1-0 to AFC Fylde and won 45 and drew 21 of his 82 matches in charge of the club
.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/08/leyton-orient-manager-ex-spurs-player-justin-edinburgh-dies/
Title: Re: The "someone-noteworthy-has-died" thread
Post by: caller on June 09, 2019, 05:13:14 PM
''Tributes have been paid to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh who has died at the age of 49.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/08/leyton-orient-manager-ex-spurs-player-justin-edinburgh-dies/

Very tragic story. Quite shocked to learn of this earlier today.