Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

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Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:28 pm

Now I can't get the music from Peter and the Wolf out of my head. :bawl:
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Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:29 pm

The one that sounds like the Hancock's Half Hour theme tune. :bawl:
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:57 pm

I'm ducking out of here...
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:19 pm

Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, has died in Italy, aged 117. She was the last person alive who was born in the 19th Century.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-worlds-oldest-person-dies-20170415-story.html?Lkjf823f2i235238
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Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:29 pm

The sheriff from the Roger Moore James Bond films has died, aged 96.

Clifton James was best known for appearing alongside Sir Roger Moore in the Bond films Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun during the 1970s.

He served as a soldier with the US Army in the South Pacific during World War Two, for which he was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze star.

His acting career spanned five decades and included stints on stage, TV and film.

Other credits include appearing in the TV series Dallas and films Superman II and The Bonfire of the Vanities.

His last film credit was a 2006 comedy, Raising Flagg.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39615966
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Butterfield on Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:43 pm

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:The sheriff from the Roger Moore James Bond films has died, aged 96.

Clifton James was best known for appearing alongside Sir Roger Moore in the Bond films Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun during the 1970s.

He served as a soldier with the US Army in the South Pacific during World War Two, for which he was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze star.

His acting career spanned five decades and included stints on stage, TV and film.

Other credits include appearing in the TV series Dallas and films Superman II and The Bonfire of the Vanities.

His last film credit was a 2006 comedy, Raising Flagg.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39615966


I was shocked to find out he'd still been alive this long - a true "Famous people you were surprised to find out had still been alive when they died".
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:15 am

Former England and Aston Villa and Sheffield United footballer Ugo Ehiogu has died, aged 44. :gasp:

Former England international Ugo Ehiogu has died after suffering a suspected heart attack at the age of 44, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed.

The Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United defender, who retired in 2009, collapsed at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday, where he was the Under-23 coach.

Ehiogu, who made four appearances for England between 1996 and 2002, received medical treatment on site before being transferred to hospital by ambulance.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/ugo-ehiogu-dead-dies-died-tottenham-aston-villa-middlesbrough-england-heart-attack-cause-of-death-a7694311.html
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:14 am

Affy sad. :(

However, although he was a centre back he did have a scoring record of 25% for England.

What's more, he scored, um, it in a very memorable game.

It was Sven Goran Eriksson's first game in charge for England - a 3-0 win over the mighty Spain - at, of all places, Villa Park, where he'd spent nearly 10 years playing for Villa.

He also gave a way a penalty in the game. :shifty:

Which the keeper saved! :happy:

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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Butterfield on Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:12 pm

I was quite sad to read she'd died. It seems she had some struggles in recent years.
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Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:52 pm

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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:04 pm

What a shame.

He directed some corkers over the years. :(
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:56 pm

It is currently all over Twitter that legendary Beano artist Leo Baxendale has died, aged 86.
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:57 am

:bawl:

W*lly the Kid is one of the finest things ever created in the universe.

:(

Open in another window for full Baxendale glory...

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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:05 am

I've just immediately bought the second W*lly the Kid book off of ebay. :happy:


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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Butterfield on Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:17 am

Don't tell me you paid hundreds of pounds for something that was just 50p yesterday and will be 50p again next week. :nono:
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:49 am

No, but much of his stuff can go for biggish money.

I paid £9.99 for it (+£3.25 PP), which is pretty good.

I doubt I would have paid more.

I'd like to get the third WtK book, but that's rarer.

Also, I'd love to get the collected I Love You Baby Basil str*ps he did for the Guardian.
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Re: Recent deaths of people who don't need their own threads

Postby Nightjar on Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:20 pm

:happy:

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