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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Alee Enn » Sat, 29. Dec 18, 23:18

June Whitfield - UK TV comedy star best known for Terry & June and Absolutely Fabulous
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainmen ... c_breaking

I had the honour of meeting her one day.
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by BugMeister » Sat, 29. Dec 18, 23:44

shame - she was always excellent - from the 50's onward, she has delighted us with her brilliant comedy acting..
I've recently been listening to her portrayal of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, on BBC Radio4 Extra - most excellent..
- she never fails to deliver, whatever part she plays..

- she will be missed by all.. :( :(
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Post by pjknibbs » Sun, 30. Dec 18, 04:35

Something I never knew--she was already in her 50s when she appeared in Terry and June, the first time I recall seeing her. Amazing woman, RIP.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Alee Enn » Wed, 2. Jan 19, 19:02

Not sure how many on here would admit to being or have been fans of WWE (formerly WWF) ... but "Mean" Gene Okerlund has passed away aged 76.
https://twitter.com/WWE/status/1080488900890628101
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Morkonan » Wed, 2. Jan 19, 19:38

Alee Enn wrote:
Wed, 2. Jan 19, 19:02
Not sure how many on here would admit to being or have been fans of WWE (formerly WWF) ... but "Mean" Gene Okerlund has passed away aged 76.
https://twitter.com/WWE/status/1080488900890628101
As a kid, a long time ago, I was a big fan. I'm not one today, but did go through a short revisit of being a fan in the early 2000s or so. I remember him - He was an icon! He did a great job in a crazy environment and was really able to "think on his feet" and pick up on the cues the wrestlers would give. I used to love his deadpan responses to the craziest stuff some of the "wrestlers" would come up with. :)

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Post by Stu Austin » Thu, 3. Jan 19, 22:48

Rest in Peace Mean Gene. I remember him well. And I think he was also a character on Celebrity Death Match.

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Post by Morkonan » Fri, 4. Jan 19, 05:37

Bob Einstein has passed. Most might know him from the characters he played on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" or "Arrested Development." I know him more fondly from his "Super Dave" show.

RIP, "Super Dave." Thanks for all the laughs!

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Post by Ronald Sandoval » Sat, 5. Jan 19, 09:10

Morkonan wrote:
Fri, 4. Jan 19, 05:37
Bob Einstein has passed. Most might know him from the characters he played on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" or "Arrested Development." I know him more fondly from his "Super Dave" show.

RIP, "Super Dave." Thanks for all the laughs!
not seen any of those shows but used to watch Super Dave Osborne many many many years ago and his great stunts that always went wrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vYV6Mru6Zo
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Golden_Gonads » Mon, 7. Jan 19, 04:26

Every year just after Christmas/New Year there's a spate of deaths. Personally I'm convinced that people are holding on for a few extra days out of pure stubbornness and a refusal to go.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Morkonan » Mon, 7. Jan 19, 07:31

Golden_Gonads wrote:
Mon, 7. Jan 19, 04:26
Every year just after Christmas/New Year there's a spate of deaths. Personally I'm convinced that people are holding on for a few extra days out of pure stubbornness and a refusal to go.
IIRC, you are correct. At least from the last pop-culture article I remembered reading. Is it true? I dunno...

But, my mother died a day after the anniversary of my father's death. My aunt died a couple of days after her 97'th (?) birthday, which was a month after my uncle's death, almost to the day. My father died on December 7'th, the anniversary of "Pearl Harbor" and the day the US entered WWII, in which he participated in as a Naval officer.

Or, perhaps, we tend to have a lot of special dates we remember and Christmas is one of them?

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Mon, 7. Jan 19, 12:53

W Morgan Sheppard, who played roles in all sorts of SF--he was the Soul Hunter in B5, and played his real-life son's older self in the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Astronaut"--has passed:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUdEq3gBn2 ... yhT6K3ACNc

He also played one of the nasty guys in Zork: Nemesis back in 1996. RIP, Mr. Sheppard.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Morkonan » Mon, 7. Jan 19, 13:25

pjknibbs wrote:
Mon, 7. Jan 19, 12:53
W Morgan Sheppard, who played roles in all sorts of SF--he was the Soul Hunter in B5, and played his real-life son's older self in the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Astronaut"--has passed:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUdEq3gBn2 ... yhT6K3ACNc

He also played one of the nasty guys in Zork: Nemesis back in 1996. RIP, Mr. Sheppard.
His wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Morgan_Sheppard

Sad. :( I loved the concept and his execution of the "Soul Hunter" character on Bab5!

May his soul freely find its way home.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Sat, 19. Jan 19, 17:00

Windsor Davies, known well to British audiences from "It Ain't 'Alf Hot Mum" in the 70s, and maybe to international audiences as Sergeant Major Zero in "Terrahawks", has died:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment ... smsnnews11

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by BugMeister » Wed, 23. Jan 19, 15:52

he was a good bloke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad7rkB_GE6Y

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Hank001 » Wed, 23. Jan 19, 16:55

@ BugMeister
Thanks for that one!

lol... Oh man it HURTS!

Bloody brilliant!
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