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Tell that to the BBC
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Astronaut Michael Collins has died.
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The guy from the Levi's launderette advert has died. He was only 59. Must have been his bad jeans.
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RIP Charlie Watts
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Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:49 pm RIP Charlie Watts
I have to admit I wouldn't have known who that was without it being in the news today.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:21 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:49 pm RIP Charlie Watts
I have to admit I wouldn't have known who that was without it being in the news today.
Someone on my FB timeline posted a picture of Curly Watts instead
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Just looking at this article. Sorry to be shallow, but real ugly fuckers, the Rolling Stones. Quite scary as well.

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Most bands in the 60s were ugly fuckers. It's almost as if in those days it was the actual music that mattered rather than their look. Thank God we've come so far since then.
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The Animals looked pretty scary too
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Sarah Harding has died recently too
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RIP Jimmy Greaves, possibly the best striker I have ever seen live
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John Challis too (Boycie on Only Fools and Horses). A bit psychopathic to mention Jimmy Greaves and not him.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:20 pm John Challis too (Boycie on Only Fools and Horses). A bit psychopathic to mention Jimmy Greaves and not him.
I felt they deserved seperated posts.
Plus he wasn't a prolific goalscorer in the sixties and early seventies
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:47 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:20 pm John Challis too (Boycie on Only Fools and Horses). A bit psychopathic to mention Jimmy Greaves and not him.
I felt they deserved seperated posts.
Plus he wasn't a prolific goalscorer in the sixties and early seventies
True - he scored most of his goals in the eighties and early nineties.

Jimmy Greaves was one of those people who I was never quite sure whether he was laready dead or not, as he'd been in the news multiple times for having pretty bad health problems. It was like when Dudley Moore died. Again?
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:44 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:47 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:20 pm John Challis too (Boycie on Only Fools and Horses). A bit psychopathic to mention Jimmy Greaves and not him.
I felt they deserved seperated posts.
Plus he wasn't a prolific goalscorer in the sixties and early seventies
True - he scored most of his goals in the eighties and early nineties.

Jimmy Greaves was one of those people who I was never quite sure whether he was laready dead or not, as he'd been in the news multiple times for having pretty bad health problems. It was like when Dudley Moore died. Again?
Anyone under 50 would probably remember Jimmy for his punditry.
Towards the end of his playing career in the mid to late seventies he was heavily on the booze so its pretty remarkable he made irmt to 81
George best barely reached 60
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:54 pm I've gone for an eclectic bunch of people, and I don't think any of them are over 90.

Michael Schumacher
Cher
Stephen Hawking
Frank Williams (F1)
Bill Maynard
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Brian Blessed
Nigel Farage
Frank Williams died the other day.
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RIP Jethro
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:55 am RIP Jethro
Not before he got a Wikipedia article though!
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:34 pm Sidney Potter.
Any relation of Harry?
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Ian Volante wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:14 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:34 pm Sidney Potter.
Any relation of Harry?
No, because it's Harry Poitier.
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With Gary Waldhorn dying, only two of the main cast members of The Vicar of Dibley are still alive - Dawn French and James Fleet (Hugo Horton).
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Meat Loaf
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I see Meat Loaf jokes have started already.....
But I won't do that.
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As mentioned elsewhere the comedy legend Barry Cryer died today.
I recently read his autobiography and he wrote for some legends The Two Ronnie's, Morecombe and Wise, Kenny Everett and even Frankie Howerd, where he wrote a lot of his monologues including his hesitations, repetitions and his seemingly spontaneous digressions.
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Bamber Gascoigne died the other day. Apparently he owned the house used in the sitcom Ghosts.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:26 pm Bamber Gascoigne died the other day. Apparently he owned the house used in the sitcom Ghosts.
Im guessing he might still be there
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:47 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:26 pm Bamber Gascoigne died the other day. Apparently he owned the house used in the sitcom Ghosts.
Im guessing he might still be there
Nice.
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Shane Warne.

Edit - Another Australian cricketer, Rod Marsh, has also died and as you can see in this BBC article, Shane Warne sent out an RIP Tweet just this morning!
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Genuinely shocked
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No doubt Elliott will already know this, but oldest person in the world Kane Tanaka died recently at 119.
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