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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by felter » Fri, 8. Mar 19, 21:44

Jan-Michael Vincent has passed away aged 74 after suffering cardiac arrest, it's a little bit late as this happened on Feb 10th and it looks like it slipped past most people us included, as I can't find any reference to his passing here.

I used to love airwolf all those years ago, I don't really know much more that the guy did but he will always be remembered as Stringfellow Hawke.

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Post by Stu Austin » Fri, 8. Mar 19, 23:03

I loved Airwolf. R.I.P. Jan Michael Vincent.
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Post by pjknibbs » Sat, 9. Mar 19, 09:59

I also remember him playing a stuntman opposite Burt Reynolds in "Hooper", but not sure what else he's been in. RIP.

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Post by Praefectus classis » Fri, 29. Mar 19, 16:59

Shane Rimmer, the voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds, has died. Very sad. I remember hearing his distinctive voice in the early James Bond films too.
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Hank001 » Fri, 3. May 19, 01:50

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the first Star Wars Movies has passed:

BBC News - Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew ... s-48142765

No it wasn't mouth cancer.
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Post by Morkonan » Fri, 3. May 19, 02:55

Hank001 wrote:
Fri, 3. May 19, 01:50
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the first Star Wars Movies has passed:

BBC News - Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

No it wasn't mouth cancer.
Oh... darn. :/

Everything I had ever read about his interactions with fans was good.

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Post by Hank001 » Fri, 3. May 19, 03:01

@Morkonan

Yeah he was a regular at the cons and loved fans (which some who I won't mention) tended to avoid them.

Thanks for fixing the BBC link. I'm a bit shakey at the moment. :D
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Post by pjknibbs » Fri, 3. May 19, 08:01

Hank001 wrote:
Fri, 3. May 19, 01:50
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the first Star Wars Movies has passed:

BBC News - Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew ... s-48142765

No it wasn't mouth cancer.
Um, why would anyone have thought it *was* mouth cancer? Anyway, RIP, Peter, you were note perfect portraying Chewbacca without ever having to say a word.

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Post by Hank001 » Fri, 3. May 19, 08:08

@pjknibbs:

Chewbacca... Mouth cancer... Oh never mind (sorry, bad joke)
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Post by Alee Enn » Fri, 3. May 19, 14:26

RIP Peter Mayhew.
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Post by RegisterMe » Sat, 4. May 19, 00:30

Alee Enn wrote:
Fri, 3. May 19, 14:26
RIP Peter Mayhew.
Just quoting this because it was the last post but.... random story of little import coming up.

There's a chap I know in my local butchers, and I know him because... he works in my local butchers. I've known him for ten years or so. No biggy, I know him by name (George), he knows me by name (RM), he knows the cuts of meat I like etc. And sometimes I see him in one of the local pubs. We're not mates, but there's some friendly acknowledgement, banter about football, rugby, etc.

Anyway, on Wednesday night I had a prospective lodger and her friend come to look at my place, and meet me (do the whole stranger danger thing). It went ok, so I went with her, and her mate, up to the Highstreet, and showed them the local area a bit. We ended up in a nearby local called the Rose and Crown.

George also drinks in the Rose and Crown. And he was sat there with a mechanical Chewbacca head thing doing the whole Chewy "RRRoooooaaaaaRRRRR" thing. So much so fun so whatever (I like Star Wars, but not... that much). A few minutes later George came out of the pub (waiting for his Uber, like all Padawan do) and wandered over. He showed me a bunch of photos on his phone of Star Wars memorabilia. "That's thirty grands worth that wall is" etc.

I'd known he'd had tattooed sleeves for a long time, I'd never really looked at them (why would I?). He was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. His sleeves, on both legs and both arms, were representations of Star Wars characters. Covered in them. Every single last tattoo was Star Wars related.

So I went to the butchers today, partly, if I am honest, because I thought George would be... sad because of Mayhew's death. Nothing I could do about it, but.. a little bit of acknowledgement sometimes goes a long way.

He didin't serve me, but in passing we talked about it. He told me roughly the following:-

Went to a comicon recently where Peter Mayhew appeared.
I (George, not RM) was waiting in line to get some bit of something signed.
The poor man couldn't sign his name, the poor man couldn't sign anything.
A young child walked up, looking for a signature, and this poor, old, enormous, dying, man who couldn't sign his name to anything, was gentle, kind, giving and loving. And tried to sign his name. Failed to do so, but spent ten minutes of his time with this young child being Chewy :).
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Post by Ronald Sandoval » Sat, 4. May 19, 05:56

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Post by Ronald Sandoval » Sun, 5. May 19, 06:54

Level 42 guitarist and founding member Boon Gould dies, aged 64
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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Sun, 5. May 19, 09:02

RegisterMe wrote:
Sat, 4. May 19, 00:30
Alee Enn wrote:
Fri, 3. May 19, 14:26
RIP Peter Mayhew.
Just quoting this because it was the last post but.... random story of little import coming up.
That's a great story. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Alee Enn » Sat, 11. May 19, 13:38

I'm surprised no-one else has posted about Freddie Starr. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48225576

If you don't know who he was, he was a variety comedian who was unpredictable. You never knew what he would do next.
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