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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Jumble » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:05 pm UTC

Agreed. Without giving too much away, a legendary Brian in a period when it was hard to carry the name. I hope it's good through the round window, Brian.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:38 pm UTC

Michael Bond... Pass me a marmalade sandwich (Paddington would approve, M. Pamplemousse maybe not).

Adding: Barry Norman. To the tune of "I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free", naturally... and why not?

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ObsessoMom » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:05 pm UTC

The Economist wrote:Obituary: Liu Xiaobo, China’s leading human-rights campaigner

The man who called himself “Doomsday’s survivor” died on July 13th, aged 61

“I HAVE no enemies and no hatred,” Liu Xiaobo told a court in Beijing during his trial for subversion in 2009. Hatred, he said, “can rot away at a person’s intelligence and conscience”. He had every reason to despise the government; he was about to go to jail for simply petitioning for democracy in China and asking people to sign up. But the forgiveness he offered was never reciprocated by the Communist Party. Officials did not allow him to pick up the Nobel peace prize he won a year later, as the “foremost symbol”—in the Nobel committee’s words—of the struggle for human rights in China.


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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Mutex » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:47 pm UTC

George A. Romero, godfather of modern zombies, director of Night of the Living Dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:53 pm UTC

Mutex wrote:George A. Romero, godfather of modern zombies, director of Night of the Living Dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero

RIP!

(Or else I look forward to the documentary he's just about to start filming...)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Mutex » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:09 am UTC

Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be back soon.


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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:59 pm UTC

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:23 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote:Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

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That makes me sad. I wonder if their album sales will increase. Such a sad thought that that is typically what happens in events such as this.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 pm UTC

Crap I just had "Heavy" by L.P. and Kiiara, on.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby trpmb6 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:38 pm UTC

Hung himself, like Cornell did, on Cornell's birthday. They were close friends. I'm guessing the timing is not a coincidence.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 pm UTC

Yeah, linking the "heavy" video/song.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 am UTC

Why have I only just heard about Rollin Hand/John Koenig? Assuming that it was Martin Landau that got put in the coffin. And that he then stayed there, rather than deftly ripping off pulse-obscuring prosthetics and escaping out of a trick bottom.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Plasma_Wolf » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:34 pm UTC

Bruce Forsyth. 89 years old. 60 years long career on British TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:41 pm UTC

Plasma_Wolf wrote:Bruce Forsyth. 89 years old. 60 years long career on British TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576


Didn't he do well!?

(/cultural reference)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ivnja » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:12 pm UTC

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CorruptUser » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:31 pm UTC



Insert joke about France declaring a national emergency...

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:56 pm UTC

I'd read about Dick Gregory first. Still on my mind, so when I read "comedian dies" I was a bit nonplussed that the above article showed a white guy.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ivnja » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 pm UTC

poxic wrote:I'd read about Dick Gregory first. Still on my mind, so when I read "comedian dies" I was a bit nonplussed that the above article showed a white guy.

Dick Gregory <> Jerry Lewis. This is why I need [more|fewer] drugs.

Add more. Then you can be plussed instead of nonplussed.

I don't think I've ever actually heard any of Jerry Lewis' stuff (or, shamefully, even heard *of* Dick Gregory). Lewis is significant to me only because of his son Gary Lewis and his band the Playboys, whose '60s hits I rather like.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby orthogon » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:53 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
Plasma_Wolf wrote:Bruce Forsyth. 89 years old. 60 years long career on British TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576


Didn't he do well!?

(/cultural reference)

I had the good fortune to go to a recording of Strictly Come Dancing. Brucie was much better live than he came across on TV. He did the warmup himself: he sang and danced and was generally charming. During the actual recording he was stiff and unfunny as he was on TV. It's as though the execs had decided he should come across as a doddery old fool. I guess that's consummate professionalism: playing your role without complaint.

The BBC is reportedly considering installing a statue of Brucie. Fingers crossed he doesn't turn out to have been involved in historic sex abuse. (Legal note: there is no suggestion whatsoever that he was).
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:22 pm UTC

Brian Aldiss.

I read a lot of his stuff. (And not just because he was alphabetically at the beginning of the library shelves.)

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby morriswalters » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:52 am UTC

RIP Walter Becker

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Sizik » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:24 pm UTC

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby poxic » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:28 pm UTC

First I saw of that was a reddit meme. Bummer.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ivnja » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:54 pm UTC

There have been a couple big names over the past week or so, Monty Hall (96) for one, but seeing Tom Petty go really feels weird. Only 66.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby orthogon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:21 pm UTC

ivnja wrote:There have been a couple big names over the past week or so, Monty Hall (96) for one, but seeing Tom Petty go really feels weird. Only 66.

I only know about Monty Hall via his eponymous problem. I wonder whether St Peter is offering him a choice of doors as we speak...
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby ivnja » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:57 am UTC

So, the news agencies have retracted their Tom Petty obits - or, to adapt the old Mark Twain (mis)quote, reports of his death have been at least a little bit exaggerated. I'm still braced for the worst, but I hope he pulls through.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:28 am UTC

Looks like he's officially dead now.

"His death was prematurely reported by media outlets that afternoon, although the initial reports were retracted after the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it had inadvertently indicated his death to the media without confirming it. His death was confirmed later that evening by his family and manager."
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby CelticNot » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:45 pm UTC

Been a few days, surprised no one has mentioned that Hugh Hefner (91) has passed.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby Gwydion » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:29 pm UTC

RIP Robert Guillaume, best known to the rest of the world as a TV actor, and probably best known to folks here as Eli Vance.

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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby moody7277 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

Gwydion wrote:RIP Robert Guillaume, best known to the rest of the world as a TV actor, and probably best known to folks here as Eli Vance.


Well, he's best know to me as Benson DuBois, but that's likely cause I'm 40.
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Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Postby svenman » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:53 pm UTC

She passed away three weeks ago already, on October 17, but I only just found out about Julian May, science fiction writer, known for her Saga of Pliocene Exile and Galactic Milieu series.
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Postby ivnja » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:13 am UTC

Roy Halladay, retired future hall of fame baseball pitcher and all-around good person, has died at age 40 in a single-plane crash off the coast of Florida. He was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft.
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