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The Dearly departed....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    One of the greats of modern literature. She is going to be very sadly missed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    Spread wrote: »
    Tut tut Rubecula. He was born in either New Brighton, Rock Ferry or Wallasey. I once saw him in Davy Jones's Locker when he was doing a bit of Rep. That was 1969 as far as I remember. He also appeared in Heartbeat as a lovable rogue.

    New Brighton, Rock Ferry and Wallasey are all on the Wirral by the way. I used to get the ferry over as a kid and it was a great place for a day out. I still go there occasionally. I think dear old Geoffrey was one of the more famous of the Wirral's sons. Bless him. He played the loveable rogue to perfection.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭poppyvally


    Goodbye Maeve Binchy, you were such a really nice oul wan


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Managed to hear some of Maeve Binchy's interviews on the radio this morning, and remembered hearing them the first time round. Although I didn't take to her books I absolutely loved her interviews. She had a cracking sense of humour and the strangest things always seemed to happen to her! :) She always made me feel that I would have liked to have been Maeve Binchy myself - that is not a well structured sentence but y'get m'drift.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,255 ✭✭✭getz


    sorry to hear of the death of david barbie this week,a real gentleman,he was always on the likes of ,the antique roadshow,bargain hunt,and antiques road trip.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,634 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Another sad day for litrature, Gore Vidal has passed away.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,876 ✭✭✭Spread


    Con Houlihan RIP - the Bard Of Castle Island. Ireland's greatest sports writer and possibly the only contemporary Irishman to have three busts erected in his honour.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 353 ✭✭EchoO


    I've just discovered that Angharad Rees passed away a couple of weeks back. Demelza Poldark was my first big crush. Very sad news - RIP.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    Winnie Johnson, the mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett has lost her battle with cancer and died still never knowing where Ian Brady buried her son

    a mix of sadness and anger at this news,

    I hope she is finally at peace and if not, then I hope she haunts the f*ck out of Brady


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    I totally agree with that one BBDBB. Bless her, she had so much pain in her life, may he rot in hell.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Another old favourite of mine has gone, Phyllis Diller, aged 95yrs. Never did get to see 'Fang'!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭0lddog


    Scott McKenzie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bch1_Ep5M1s

    ( wish I still had hair into which flowers could be put )


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Always loved that song. Sad to hear of his passing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭Ramette


    the guy who did the voice of the Count Von Count on the Muppets died...

    I used to love that guy (though my grasp of maths has always been one of my weaker subjects!)

    ah the memories...


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,291 ✭✭✭✭looksee


    I never knew that was what the Count was called! Its still something we say - 'one, ha ha ha' even though our youngest, now 25 was not a child of the muppet era and never saw Sesame Street.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭Ramette


    Neil Armstrong....


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,459 ✭✭✭Chucken




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭poppyvally


    Max Bygraves. Remember "Gilly gilly oxen vepper catcha nalla bogin by the sea?"(or words to that effect)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Aw sorry to hear about Max Bygraves. I used to sing that song, I loved it, happy funny songs. But I usually misheard the words of songs and sang them wrong. This is my version:


    "gilly gilly ossen ffpepper castinella over by the sea"

    But it really was this:

    "Gilly-gilly-hassenpfeffer-catch-an-Allan-Bogen-by-the-sea"


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    sad news ladies and gents

    Andy Williams has died aged 84 of cancer


    a great voice

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHWcvHYDmkY


    RIP


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    Used to like his TV show too. RIP Andy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Not too long ago I watched a documentary on Andy Williams and he was interviewed about some of the guests and how they were choreographed for the numbers. It seems they thought it was a great idea to have them being all athletic during the song, because Johnny Mathis had been a champion high-jumper in his younger days. And guess what, I found it on Youtube. Andy said it was a tough routine. Both great singers.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭Stained Class


    Herbert Lom. Better known to most as Inspecter Clouseau's boss, Dreyfus, in the Pink Panther movies.
    He was 95.

    R.I.P.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,634 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    I need to re-watch "The Lady-Killers" now.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Larry Cunningham died a couple of days ago. But I wasn't a fan.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭poppyvally


    Morgan Freeman. "WHY do they call you Red? Answer "I guess it's because I'm Irish" (shawshank redemption). What a loss!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,459 ✭✭✭Chucken


    :eek: Where did you see that Poppy?

    There were rumours last month too. All false of course.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/7691866/Please-stop-killing-Morgan-Freeman


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭poppyvally


    Chucken wrote: »
    :eek: Where did you see that Poppy?

    There were rumours last month too. All false of course.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/7691866/Please-stop-killing-Morgan-Freeman

    Your right Chuck....A hoax!, and I fell for it, Sorrrrrrrreee!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,459 ✭✭✭Chucken


    NFL great Alex Karras -- who also played Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" -- died this morning after suffering kidney failure ... this according to a family spokesperson.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/category/r-i-p/#ixzz28zzLDBwd


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    'Candygram for Mongo!' Another of my favourite films!



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