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R.I.P. Mitch Margo of The Tokens 1947-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 26, 2017

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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.”


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''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

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Johnny Hallyday, legend of French pop-rock, passed away this morning aged 74.
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Keith Chegwin, only 60 years old, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. RIP Cheggers.


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''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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RIP Ray thanks for the music and the memories.
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Former footballer Cyrille Regis has died after a suspected heart attack. He was 59.


 
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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
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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/22/jimmy-armfield-former-england-captain-dies-aged-82
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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.



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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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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
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/24/actor-emma-chambers-dies-aged-53-vicar-of-dibley
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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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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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Someone the older Brits here will remember: Ken Dodd has died, aged 90

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