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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
Another one in the "how did he last so long" file.

To quote the American philosopher W. Martin Joel:
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Only the Good die young


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My favorite Hef memory.

1989 or thereabouts, he was being interviewed with his new wife, Kimberley Conrad(about 27), on one of those Entertainment Tonight-type shows. Hef ended the interview with some ruminations on his future.

HEF: And now, I look forward to starting my new life.

KC(in a singsong voice): Honey, your new life?

TOGETHER: OUR new life!

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lilBuddha
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Monty Hall is now making his biggest deal ever.

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Tom Petty has run down his last dream.
Sad day.

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Tom Petty has run down his last dream.
Sad day.

A real heartbreaker.

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papers reporting here that Tom Petty is not dead yet. Let's hope for a full recovery. Some outlets jumped the gun.

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Nobody had him, otherwise, the Monty Python rule would be getting some good quality use.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
Nobody had him, otherwise, the Monty Python rule would be getting some good quality use.

I think it is definite now that he has died.
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WaPo says it's true, so . . .

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Yep. He's gone. I saw him when he toured with Saint Bob in I'm going to say 1984. *sigh*

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Loved Petty's music, ever since American Girl.

It looks like the Travelling Wilburys are getting the band back together. Better get Bob and Jeff on next year's list.

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Lawrence Argent, the acclaimed sculptor who created the 40-foot-high “big blue bear” sculpture that has become an artistic icon for Denver, Colorado, died on October 4 at the age of 60.

I’m not usually a fan of “public art” but “I See What You Mean” (as it was officially called) certainly made me smile. He stands on his hind legs, his paws and nose pressed against a steel-framed glass wall of the Colorado Convention Center. I’ve admired him from the sidewalk as well as from inside the Convention Center.

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I confess I'd not heard of Mr. Argent, but I love the bear!

I think he's just put Denver on to my bucket list ... [Smile]

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Don't think he was on anyone's radar. Comedian Sean Hughes has died, aged just 51.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Sipech:
Don't think he was on anyone's radar. Comedian Sean Hughes has died, aged just 51.

Still a bright light extinguished, for all that.

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If it's not here soon, I might be done
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He was a great comedian. Really shocked to hear this, a sad loss.

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Always liked him on Never mind the Buzzcocks.

RIP. [Frown]

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Now recording audiobooks for the angels, Roy Dotrice has died.

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Now recording audiobooks for the angels, Roy Dotrice has died.

I don't follow Game of Thrones so this is another of those "Gosh, was he still alive". I first saw him fifty-something years ago in the series of "Misleading Cases" (and he was made up to look seventy-odd). I seem to remember he once proved that a cheque could validly be written on a cow.

I wonder what voice he will use when addressed by St Peter?

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Roy Dotrice was in the RAF with a friend of mine: prior to that he'd been in a workhouse [Eek!]

I remember him as Shallow with the RSC in the early 1960s.

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Bummer. I listened to all five GoT audio books. If Mr. Martin had got his act together then Mr. Dotrice could have recorded the rest of the series.
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I saw his one-man show "Brief Lives" in the early 70s. Magnificent and also funny (and the most cluttered set I've ever seen!)
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lilBuddha
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Gord Downie now bringing Canadian flavour to the hipsters in the afterlife.

[ 19. October 2017, 00:26: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Rosemary Leach has died - I cannot place her, but I recognise her name.

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I certainly recognise her - she turned up in various television roles, serious and comic, although I can't put my finger on a specific one at the moment.

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Robert Guillaume has died. He played Benson in Soap and Benson and also played Isaac Jaffee in SportsNight (a show cancelled way too early).

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lilBuddha
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Rock ‘n’ Rill legend Fats Domino is finding his thrill on a more ethereal hill. And teaching the angels the Twist.

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balaam

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Rock ‘n’ Rill legend Fats Domino is finding his thrill on a more ethereal hill.

Ain't that a shame.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfMlk1PwGU

[ 25. October 2017, 15:50: Message edited by: balaam ]

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Just because she is interesting,
Iona Opie died recently. And because I loved the illustrations for What-a-Mess so much, Joseph Wright, children's illustrator.

[ 06. November 2017, 15:28: Message edited by: Ariston ]

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Good lord, I thought Iona Opie was long gone!

AG

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Pitcher Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash. 2-time Cy Young Award winner; he pitched the 20th "perfect game" in MLB history and the second playoff no-hitter.

A potential Hall of Famer, but he just retired from baseball in 2013 and I don't think he is even eligible to be on the ballot until 2018 or 2019.

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Antonio Carluccio has died at the age of 80. He made food with a smile.

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Antonio Carluccio has died at the age of 80. He made food with a smile.

He was worth any number of Jamies and Gordons. He took ordinary ingredients and showed us how to make great food.

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He also cooked in some pretty splendid restaurants. Looked like a chef should too - well fed, not lean and hungry.

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He will be much missed in our house.

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John Hillerman, the small town Texan who played snooty Brits on TV and in movies -most notably on Magnum, PI- has died at 84

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I'm sure Mr Hillerman may have been a fine actor but his faux 'English' accent didn't take in any Brits.

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Tim Gudgin, the voice of Saturday afternoons, has died aged 87.

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A whopping one point for me, as it is being announced that Bobby Doerr has died at age 99.

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I'm sure Mr Hillerman may have been a fine actor but his faux 'English' accent didn't take in any Brits.

I'd be curious to know what Brits think about Hillerman's fellow Yank Paul Benedict's accent.

There's a real-life interview with Benedict elsewhere on You Tube, and he doesn't sound at all like an Englishman.

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quote:
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Tim Gudgin, the voice of Saturday afternoons, has died aged 87.

Will he and James Alexander-Gordon be taking it in turns to read out the heavenly footie results?

RIP. [Votive]

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Actor Keith Barron has died.

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Sipech:
Tim Gudgin, the voice of Saturday afternoons, has died aged 87.

Will he and James Alexander-Gordon be taking it in turns to read out the heavenly footie results?

RIP. [Votive]

Not forgetting Len Martin (Tim Gudgin's predecessor on Grandstand, who died during the 90s).

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Keith Barron also appeared in Baby Love - a British soft-porn(ish) offering of 1968 which starred a sometime chorister (Linda Hayden - nee Higginson) in my Godfather's choir.

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