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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7005 on: 19 November, 2018, 08:15:31 pm »
Richard Baker, one of the first news presenters to appear on screen with the BBC & he introduced the first BBC television news bulletin in 1954, has died at the age of 93.

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« Reply #7006 on: 19 November, 2018, 08:50:13 pm »
TV21 comic strip artist Mike Noble has died, aged 88

Damn. I grew up reading his stuff. Loved it.

RiP Mike.

Not an obituary, but this is a nice article about 2000AD alumni Lee Sullivan's friendship with Mike Noble.

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« Reply #7007 on: 20 November, 2018, 03:00:01 am »

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« Reply #7008 on: 24 November, 2018, 04:09:13 pm »
Nic Roeg, genius director of Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Walkabout and others.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/24/nicolas-roeg-dies-aged-90-dont-look-now-walkabout

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« Reply #7009 on: 24 November, 2018, 04:12:11 pm »
Unfortunate news but he was an original and unique talent.
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« Reply #7010 on: 25 November, 2018, 08:56:50 pm »
Actor George A. Cooper who played no nonsense caretaker Mr Griffiths in Grange Hill died aged 93

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« Reply #7011 on: 27 November, 2018, 07:52:36 pm »
'SpongeBob SquarePants' creator Stephen Hillenburg died of ALS aged 57

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« Reply #7012 on: 27 November, 2018, 08:09:13 pm »
Absolutely awful to hear of Hillenburg's passing. "Bungebob" was my son's first word, no word of a lie. I don't think a day went by for about 8 years that we didn't have Spongebob on somewhere in the house, there were jellyfish Halloween costumes, long journey trivia contests, Lego pineapples and beloved lunchboxes.  It remains the only one of the kids' favourite cartoons that never once bored or irritated me, and putting Sandy Cheeks in Bikini Bottom is still one of the best gags I've ever heard.  RIP you magnificent loon.

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« Reply #7013 on: 28 November, 2018, 06:50:00 am »
Awww, man. Really sorry to hear that.  I don't have kids but I am one and I love Spongebob. 
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« Reply #7014 on: 28 November, 2018, 08:57:33 am »
For those desperate for a Christmas present  with a difference and perhaps to lament the passing of one of our great cartoonists this could be the thing you want:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SpongeBob-SquarePants-Philosophy-Popular-Culture/dp/0812697308/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543395414&sr=8-1&keywords=the+philosophy+of+spongebob
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« Reply #7015 on: 28 November, 2018, 12:27:14 pm »
Disproving the adage that you get more right wing as you age, RAF veteran and Labour mainstay Harry Leslie Smith, AKA the Grandpa Simpson of the UK left, has died, aged 95.
Don't worry if you've never heard of him, he was a huge supporter of the NHS and spoke eloquently in its defence, so he didn't get invited on telly much.  A combative bastard to the end, if you check his Twitter feed you can find that where most people would probably get tired of telling Nazis to fuck off sixty years after planting their grandads, Harry made a point of it right up until the day he was hospitalised, most likely never being suspended from Twitter only because they figured they wouldn't have to wait long until he was off the platform permanently.
Harry spoke often of his upcoming death, citing it as being akin to waiting for a sailboat or a train containing his loved ones, but despite this became a political activist in his final years even though his frailty and difficulty in speaking were obvious, both authoring and promoting a book in which he spoke firsthand of the Britain that was and which his political opponents would see return - he titled it Don't Let My Past Be Your Future.  I guess we'll see.

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« Reply #7016 on: 01 December, 2018, 10:11:04 am »
George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd, has died at age 94

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« Reply #7017 on: 06 December, 2018, 09:10:46 pm »
Punk legend Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46476369

I saw them a few years ago and they were still great.

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« Reply #7018 on: 08 December, 2018, 09:11:31 pm »
British wrestling legend Tommy "Dynamite Kid" Billington  one half of the British Bulldogs has died on his 60th birthday

 

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« Reply #7019 on: 09 December, 2018, 10:52:53 pm »
British wrestling legend Tommy "Dynamite Kid" Billington  one half of the British Bulldogs has died on his 60th birthday

That's terrible news.

Anyone with the slightest interest in wrestling, particularly the WWF during the 80's should get his book "Pure Dynamite" as its an amazing, if at times far too honest, read.