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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:55 am

Clive Dunn...Corporal Jones from the Greatest British Comedy show of all time: Dad's Army. He was 92.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:23 am

Larry Hagman, 81, cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, being old.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:31 am

What does "the Pied Piper of life" even mean? He magically siphoned souls out of the bodies of entire villages with the promise of entertainment, only to damn them to eternal hellfire? :idiot:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain on Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:24 pm

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:What does "the Pied Piper of life" even mean? He magically siphoned souls out of the bodies of entire villages with the promise of entertainment, only to damn them to eternal hellfire? :idiot:

I don't know who you're referring to here, but maybe it's because he - whoever he is - always commanded a following in whatever he did.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:40 pm

I was referring to Larry Hagman. One of his costars called him "the Pied Piper of life" in that article Roy linked to.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:37 am

Film star Dinah Sheridan aged 92

She was best known for her roles as the mother in The Railway Children and the 1953 comedy Genevieve.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:56 pm

The first Mrs T. Just found out this morning from my former sister-in-law. No details known. Poor kid.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:46 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:The first Mrs T. Just found out this morning from my former sister-in-law. No details known. Poor kid.


Was she still young?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:09 pm

Dave Brubeck, legendary jazz pianist and composer, writer of such classics as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk". 91. Heart Failure.

I remember the first time I heard "Take Five," it affected me so greatly that I fell off the couch I was laying on. I consider "Blue Rondo a la Turk" to be the greatest composition of the 20th century. He will be sorely missed.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:19 pm

black bart wrote:Was she still young?


54. She had progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) (Parkinsonian), died quietly in her sleep, probably from pneumonia.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:50 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:The first Mrs T. Just found out this morning from my former sister-in-law. No details known. Poor kid.

My condolences, ET.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:25 am

Yes condolences and today...

Dave Brubeck almost 92. He was an artist and a pioneer.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:33 am

May I extend my condolences towards the friends and family of two great people:-

The first is Sir Patrick Moore, pioneer astronomer who has graced our screens for the last 50-odd years in The Sky At Night. I'm sure the show will continue in his permanent absence, but it will be less without this wonderful and eccentric man. He died aged 89 after an illness, at his home.

The second is architect Oscar Niemeyer, who at 104, has passed away. He put so much effort into making Brazil what it is today, and was the mastermind behind so many of those buildings we love (or hate).
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:20 pm

He [Moore] built his own telescope in the garden of his Sussex home and began to observe the moon. The detailed maps of the moon's surface that he produced during this time were used by NASA as part of the preparations for the moon landing.
Now that is an obituary.

Queen guitarist Brian May, who published a book on astronomy written with Sir Patrick, described him as a "dear friend, and a kind of father figure to me".
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Well, he was made of recycled stars, and now he will be recycled as something else, hopefully even more amazing.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:52 am

Roland Deschain wrote:The second is architect Oscar Niemeyer, who at 104, has passed away. He put so much effort into making Brazil what it is today, and was the mastermind behind so many of those buildings we love (or hate).

Wait--- Oscar Niemeyer? The hot dog guy?
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