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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Mon, 9. Mar 20, 18:13

Max von Sydow has died aged 90:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51803195

For some reason the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him is his performance as Ming the Merciless in the 1980s Flash Gordon movie. I don't know if he'd *want* to be particularly remembered for that, but it was certainly a memorable performance!

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by felter » Sat, 21. Mar 20, 15:54

Kenny Rogers has passed away aged 81

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Post by Len5 » Tue, 24. Mar 20, 18:48

Albert Uderzo has died. Made it to 92 years. I was recently thinking about reading the Astérix series again.

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Post by Ronald Sandoval » Thu, 2. Apr 20, 15:06

Eddie Large best known for comedy duo Little and Large dies of the coronavirus he was 78 years old https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... s-son-says
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Post by Gavrushka » Thu, 2. Apr 20, 15:09

Ronald Sandoval wrote:
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Eddie Large best known for comedy duo Little and Large dies of the coronavirus he was 78 years old https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... s-son-says
Yeah, saw that. - He had pretty bad heart failure and, as his family said, his 'heart couldn't take it.' - He came towards the end of the era of televised comedy double acts and, although not my favourite pairing, they certainly raised a few laughs.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by felter » Sun, 5. Apr 20, 15:07

Alexander George Thynne, Lord Bath, the 7th Marquess of Bath better known as the owner of Longleat house and wildlife park has died from the Coronavirus aged 87.

I always liked the guy he was maybe an aristocrat with a title but he wasn't like any of the other snobs out there with his art and flamboyant way he dressed he was a hippy in every way. I suspect it would have been a pretty large funeral but due to the times we are living in there is only a max of 10 people allowed at a funeral.

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Terre » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 13:00

Sir Stirling Moss has died aged 90.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52260896
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 13:39

Terre wrote:
Sun, 12. Apr 20, 13:00
Sir Stirling Moss has died aged 90.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52260896
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Post by RegisterMe » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 14:31

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Redvers Ganderpoke » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 14:54

RegisterMe wrote:
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Tim Brooke-Taylor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52262490
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by pjknibbs » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 17:43

Redvers Ganderpoke wrote:
Sun, 12. Apr 20, 14:54
Part of my childhood in the Goodies.
Ditto. This is not going to be a great beginning to the year, is it? :(

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Rug » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 23:08

And the inventor of the game of life (you'll know if you're old enough) has died.

RIP John Conway

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Ronald Sandoval » Mon, 13. Apr 20, 00:08

god help us RIP tim and thank you for laughs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4sNRQOSCVI
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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by red assassin » Mon, 13. Apr 20, 20:53

Rug wrote:
Sun, 12. Apr 20, 23:08
And the inventor of the game of life (you'll know if you're old enough) has died.

RIP John Conway

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Re: Death announcements for persons of note

Post by Rug » Mon, 13. Apr 20, 22:12

@RedAssassin, the tribute from SMBC was touching too...

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