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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:09 am

Patrick Moore... :cry:

Genuinely upset by him going...I knew it was coming but he's still a great loss.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:10 am

Ravi Shankar, 92, complications following a heart valve replacement.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:44 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Ravi Shankar, 92, complications following a heart valve replacement.

If you haven't seen Ravi Shankar's performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, you really should do so.

A great loss to the world of music. Still more distressing is the fact that a very old friend of mine is going in for the same valve replacement surgery very soon. She is considerably younger than he was, but still.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:36 am

Not a good week for the BBC...

Kenneth Kendall, former BBC Newsreader, 88
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:44 am

I remember Ken.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:19 am

'Quincy ME' and 'The Odd Couple' actor Jack Klugman, 90.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:44 pm

Gerry Anderson, 83.

I feel bad about this, Thunderbirds was an integral part of my childhood. I was tempted to buy the boxset last year. He had enough imagination for a dozen people.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:49 pm

Soul singer Fontella Bass, 72, complications following heart attack.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:44 pm

General Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of US Army forces in Gulf War I, 78, died of being old and living in Florida.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:24 am

Actor Jack Klugman, best known as Oscar Madison from the sitcom "The Odd Couple". :cry:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:24 pm

Rita Levi-Montalcini, biologist and Nobel Laureate, 103. She was 103 for feck's sake.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:35 am

Reg Dean, 110, Britain's Oldest Man
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:36 am

daftbeaker wrote:Gerry Anderson, 83.

I feel bad about this, Thunderbirds was an integral part of my childhood. I was tempted to buy the boxset last year. He had enough imagination for a dozen people.


20 years ago I could have picked up a boxed set of the machines ( the figurines was another box ) for about five pounds , dammit .Made of metal , no plastic ! Ahhhh yesteryear *sigh*.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:56 am

In the office I have a Thunderbird 1, a Thunderbird 3, A Stingray and an Evil Fish Boat Thing (the ones where the torpedoes came out of their mouths).
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