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The Dearly departed....

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




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Clive Dunn. I never panicked. :-(

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,311 ✭✭✭✭looksee


    OldGoat wrote: »
    Clive Dunn . I never panicked. :-(

    Ah that's sad, great character.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,404 ✭✭✭cml387


    I bet you all knew that Rick Wakeman was the pianist on Clive Dunnes 1970 hit "Grandad".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 566 ✭✭✭Mollywolly


    Just heard about Bill/Jack on the news. Very sad to hear of him passing. His "death" on Corrie had me reduced to a snivelling wreck, and I'm not far off it now. RIP Bill :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,776 ✭✭✭up for anything


    Larry Hagman aka Major Nelson and JR Ewing. :(


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


    Aw no :(

    The poor man didnt look well at all in the new series.

    Another legend gone.

    May he rest in peace


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,404 ✭✭✭cml387


    TBH the whole Dallas thing just passed me by.

    To me he's most famous for forgetting his lines in the Royal Variety Perfomance but caried on like a trooper anyway.


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


    Dave Brubeck has died aged 91

    RIP :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJE92phKzI


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    More sad Jazz news. Dave Brubeck is no longer taking 5. :(

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



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


    Sir Patrick Moore who did "The Sky At Night" for 50 years has passed away. A great broadcaster and a teacher to millions interested in space and astronomy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,404 ✭✭✭cml387


    Kenneth Kendall the BBC newsreader has died at the age of 88.


    For the TLDR brigade he was the first in-vision newsreader on BBC TV in the 1950's and read the news up until 1981.


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


    Gerry Anderson, creator of TV shows such as Stingray, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and Terrahawks has died aged 83

    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Have a lot of respect for his work. Funny thing is that he was never happy with it and always wanted to do live work rather then puppetery.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Éamon de Buitléar
    The man instilled in me a deep love of the sea and the coastal environment. He even taught me a cúpla focal as gailge.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



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


    Remember Eamon and Gerrit van Gelderen's 'Amuigh Faoin Speir' programme. It fascinated me at the time. Today of course we are glued to David Attenborough's 'Africa'. We've come a long way but only for Eamon and Gerrit we in Ireland wouldn't have known anything about nature in Ireland.


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


    You probably all know by now that Reg Presley passed away, aged 71 years.


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


    Jellybaby1 wrote: »
    You probably all know by now that Reg Presley passed away, aged 71 years.

    Yes, the lead singer with The Troggs.

    Most famous for 'Wild Thing' in the '60s.

    Reg penned the song 'Love is all around', later covered by Wet Wet Wet in the '90s

    In his later years, he developed an intrest in UFOs & Crop Circles.

    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,404 ✭✭✭cml387


    Richard Briers.


    He was 79, which surprised me, I though he was younger.

    Apart from The Good Life and may other television appearances,he was in Ricky Gervais's "Extras" as himself, (and very good he was).


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


    Sorry to hear the news. Saw Richard Briers in a Shakespeare play/film on TV and he was brilliant. Always liked him. Funnily enough when I heard his age I thought he was actually older than that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela. My Socilist leaning might be showing here but he did a lot more good in his country then most other leaders. The political world will be a poorer place without him.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



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


    "You are a donkey, Mr Bush" :D

    When I heard that, I had to admire him :cool:

    Rest in peace.


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


    Frank Thornton died 16th March aged 92. Did we forget Captain Peacock, or have we run out of steam on this thread? This is quite a sad place really.


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


    And now Richard Griffiths has gone, aged 65.


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


    I had just decided to give up posting on this sad thread when we lost Milo O'Shea and I can't ignore him. Loved Milo, I did. No more now from me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    I know there is an eliment of sadness to this thread but I prefer to see it as a reminder of the good and the joy and the better events inlife that the names listed have given me.
    I've never seen death as a 'End' to things but as a chance to relive the memories of those who have just passed.
    Perhaps I just have a weird outlook.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



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


    Thanks OG, I believe you got it right. It is sad all right and its great to look back and remember the enjoyment these famous folk gave during their careers. I think I feel more sad because I can't see anyone around today who can fill their shoes. :( Maybe in 50 years the youff of today will feel as melancholy about today's 'stars' as we do about yesterday's stars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat




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


    sadly comedy writer Eddie Braburn has departed aged 82

    Amongst others he wrote for Morecambe and Wise and Ken Dodd

    he was a special talent

    RIP


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