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Posted: Mon, 26. Dec 16, 13:45
by muppetts
I wonder if he has not been sick a while, I know they said heart failure but the statement from the family was 'he died peacefully' which sounds allot more like they knew it was coming, rather than a sudden heart attack, possible he had Aids, he had pneumonia a while back which is a common problem that crops up with Aids.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 09:03
by pjknibbs
Liz Smith has died:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38440648

95's not a bad innings, all told, but still sad.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 11:57
by mrbadger
95 is really rather good.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 14:59
by Praefectus classis
I remember Liz Smith from 'I didn't know you cared' and the 'Royle family'. An excellent actress with good timing.
R.I.P.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 20:11
by mrbadger
Carrie Fiisher!!!!

Nooooo!!!!!
:(

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 20:19
by birdtable
Add Richard Adams to the list .... in bunny heaven.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 20:25
by burger1
mrbadger wrote:Carrie Fiisher!!!!

Nooooo!!!!!
:(
60 was pretty young to go.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 20:29
by Olterin
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. :(

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 20:44
by mrbadger
burger1 wrote:
mrbadger wrote:Carrie Fiisher!!!!

Nooooo!!!!!
:(
60 was pretty young to go.
She did a lot of drugs when she had to face the worldwide fame she encountered after Star Wars. That always has a physical cost.

I bought her latest book a few weeks back, have yet to read it.
Her 'Postcards from the Edge' is the one I read first, in the nineties, a semi-autobiographical story that had quite an impact on me, more than I thought it would.

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 20:58
by Stu Austin
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher.
stu

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 21:45
by Terre

Posted: Tue, 27. Dec 16, 22:09
by mrbadger
Terre wrote:Vera Rubin has died aged 88

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38440291
Clever lady. Caused no end of problems for computational astronomers though, how do you model something that doesn't reveal itself?

I dealt with it by simply declining to model rotating Galaxies.

Posted: Wed, 28. Dec 16, 00:11
by pjknibbs
Wow, 2016 really wanted to have a sting in its tail, didn't it? :(

R.I.P Carrie Fisher

Posted: Wed, 28. Dec 16, 14:02
by tcnewbie
I was looking through Utube when I come across this horror.

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

First Leonard Nimoy gone in 2016 and now this.

Worst Christmas present ever.

All in all 2016 has been a lousy year.

R.I.P :(

Posted: Wed, 28. Dec 16, 14:06
by matthewfarmery
Heard this on the news, sad news indeed.

RIP

Princess Leia will be in our hearts forever