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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7905 on: 13 January, 2021, 10:49:44 AM »
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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« Reply #7906 on: 13 January, 2021, 11:52:32 AM »

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« Reply #7907 on: 13 January, 2021, 01:47:57 PM »
I only really know her as a walking Bisley painting and the poster girl of Heavy Metal, but it sounds like she had a rough time, and 58 is far too young.
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« Reply #7908 on: 13 January, 2021, 02:35:57 PM »
Miserable news about Julia Strain. She had dementia towards the end of her life. https://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/rip-julie-strain-b-movie-legend-and-penthouse-pet-has-died-at-58
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« Reply #7909 on: 14 January, 2021, 10:09:25 PM »
Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, one half of Siegfried & Roy,  aged 81

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« Reply #7910 on: 15 January, 2021, 08:51:35 AM »
ALISON BROWN the Retail & Front of House Manager for the comic museum only 37, due to covid

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« Reply #7911 on: 15 January, 2021, 02:27:01 PM »
Not a  good start to the year, Sylvain Sylvain New York Dolls guitarist aged 69

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/15/sylvain-sylvain-guitarist-of-new-york-dolls-dies

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« Reply #7912 on: 15 January, 2021, 09:27:44 PM »
Storm Constantine, 64, author.

Not sure how facebook displays to non-users, so here's the copy and paste:

Quote from: Immation Press
It is with great sorrow that we bring the sad news of the death of our dear friend and founder, the writer and publisher, Storm Constantine.  Storm died peacefully on 14th January, after a long illness, with her husband Jim by her side. She was sixty-four years old. Storm was fiercely private in life, so her passing may be a shock to many. She is survived by her husband, her brother and her four beloved cats.


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« Reply #7913 on: 16 January, 2021, 02:37:18 PM »
Really sad to hear of Storm's passing. Her work was decades before their time with their gender fluid characters. I remember watching an interview with her back in the 80's. She was from Staffordshire like me and to know, back then, that a local writer could make it was a big confidence boost for me.

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« Reply #7914 on: 16 January, 2021, 10:44:57 PM »
Really sad to hear of Storm's passing. Her work was decades before their time with their gender fluid characters. I remember watching an interview with her back in the 80's. She was from Staffordshire like me and to know, back then, that a local writer could make it was a big confidence boost for me.

The Wraethu apparently inspired by the androgyny of the Brum goth scene.  Sadly reading up on the publishing house that Storm founded, one of the last new items was a previously unpublished Tanith Lee work.

Which bit of Staffs are you from?  I used to live in SoT and have family still in Leek.



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« Reply #7915 on: 17 January, 2021, 12:09:50 AM »
The Wraethu apparently inspired by the androgyny of the Brum goth scene.

To be fair, both goth and glam rock* have been scenes that blurred the gender boundaries since the 80s. There’s been a standing joke at Whitby Gothic Weekend since forever that there are two kinds of toilet at the Spa, female and unisex.

* For values of glam that encompass Hanoi Rocks rather than T-Rex. No disrespect on the 70s glammies, I just don’t have any direct experience of that.
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« Reply #7916 on: 17 January, 2021, 12:17:15 AM »
Vera Ivers MBE, 89.  Or as I knew her, nan.  Died yesterday.  I held off saying anything here until family members in other timezones had been told - not that I'm expecting any of my family to be reading the 2000ad forum, but, y'know.

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« Reply #7917 on: 17 January, 2021, 12:18:34 AM »
The Wraethu apparently inspired by the androgyny of the Brum goth scene.

To be fair, both goth and glam rock* have been scenes that blurred the gender boundaries since the 80s. There’s been a standing joke at Whitby Gothic Weekend since forever that there are two kinds of toilet at the Spa, female and unisex.

Slimelight has certainly never enforced any sort of distinction - and the main venues at Wave Gotik Treffen didn't appear to hold much story with gender restrictions last time I went there.

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« Reply #7918 on: 17 January, 2021, 12:38:22 AM »
Vera Ivers MBE, 89.  Or as I knew her, nan.  Died yesterday.  I held off saying anything here until family members in other timezones had been told - not that I'm expecting any of my family to be reading the 2000ad forum, but, y'know.

Aw, man, really sorry to hear it.  A nice old age, 89, but still, I hope you're all coping ok.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7919 on: 17 January, 2021, 09:52:50 AM »
Hi Sheridan - big hugs (or socially distanced elbow taps) from me.

Sorry to read of your loss.