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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Fri, 17. Jan 20, 13:54

Derek Fowlds, famous as the slightly dim civil servant Bernard Woolley in "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" has died:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51147182

Think that's all the main guys from those series gone now.

[EDIT] And turns out Christopher Tolkien died this week as well, but apparently that wasn't important enough for the national news, just the local Oxfordshire news:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-o ... e-51143879

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Alee Enn » Wed, 22. Jan 20, 15:17

RIP Terry Jones, from Monty Python's Flying Circus
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/monty-python- ... 10119.html
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by fiksal » Wed, 22. Jan 20, 17:09

sad stuff
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Wed, 22. Jan 20, 18:45

Alee Enn wrote:
Wed, 22. Jan 20, 15:17
RIP Terry Jones, from Monty Python's Flying Circus
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/monty-python- ... 10119.html
Gosh darn it. :( Still, between him and Graham Chapman the afterlife is starting to get a good comedy troupe together...RIP, Terry.

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Post by RegisterMe » Mon, 27. Jan 20, 01:09

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Tue, 28. Jan 20, 13:20

Nicholas Parsons has died at the age of 96:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51278023

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by felter » Thu, 6. Feb 20, 03:16

Kirk Douglas has dies at 103, he had a good run anyway, in more than one way.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Praefectus classis » Thu, 6. Feb 20, 13:13

Kirk Douglas was a great actor and one of the last (if not the last) from the Hollywood golden era.

I think he should have a funeral like he did in The Vikings.

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Post by Ronald Sandoval » Fri, 7. Feb 20, 07:00

sad news RIP

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Post by berth » Thu, 20. Feb 20, 00:20

Heather Couper, British astronomer and science populariser has died: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51562165

A great communicator.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Thu, 20. Feb 20, 09:06

I was surprised to hear that one, she was older than I thought she was--she looked really young (like, student young!) in those programmes she did back in the 80s.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Terre » Thu, 20. Feb 20, 11:33

Larry Tesler has died aged 74.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by burger1 » Sat, 29. Feb 20, 08:35

Physicist And Iconoclastic Thinker Freeman Dyson Dies At 96 (Dyson Sphere)

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/28/81043323 ... dies-at-96

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by RegisterMe » Sat, 29. Feb 20, 21:23

burger1 wrote:
Sat, 29. Feb 20, 08:35
Physicist And Iconoclastic Thinker Freeman Dyson Dies At 96 (Dyson Sphere)

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/28/81043323 ... dies-at-96
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by RegisterMe » Sun, 1. Mar 20, 23:27

Katherine Goble Johnson died on February the 24th, aged 101. What a remarkable, trailblazing woman. I'd not heard of her until today when I read her obituary in the Economist.
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