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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7170 on: 03 May, 2019, 11:57:37 am »
So sad to hear about Peter. A gloriously warm giant. 43 years on from first his donning the walking carpet, my daughter will wake up this morning beside her cuddly Chewie, under her two Chewie posters and put on her Chewie dressing gown and then i'll have to tell her the news.

I think this is the saddest thing I've ever read on this forum, brought a proper lump to my throat. RIP Chewie, and all the best to your little padawan TB.

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« Reply #7171 on: 03 May, 2019, 01:15:49 pm »

Ah, Tordels, that's a heartbreaking situation :(

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« Reply #7172 on: 03 May, 2019, 01:35:36 pm »
So sad to hear about Peter. A gloriously warm giant. 43 years on from first his donning the walking carpet, my daughter will wake up this morning beside her cuddly Chewie, under her two Chewie posters and put on her Chewie dressing gown and then i'll have to tell her the news.

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Our girls found out this morning via the radio - we (wife and I) were upstairs when we suddenly heard "No, not Chewie!" from downstairs. Thankfully they were OK with it, no tears, but felt really sorry for them when I heard that.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7173 on: 03 May, 2019, 02:37:45 pm »
Such sad news about Peter Mayhew. Chewie was an icon and will always be remembered fondly. RIP.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7174 on: 03 May, 2019, 05:34:43 pm »
As sad as Peter Mayhew’s death is it has been lovely to see such a huge outpouring of love for him with nary a bad word from anyone. A rare feat these days.
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« Reply #7175 on: 03 May, 2019, 07:26:39 pm »
Sad to hear about the passing of Peter Mayhew. His ability to get such life and humanity from Chewie while coated in a wookie suit seems to stand testament to what a giant of a man was was in more than the physical sense.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7176 on: 09 May, 2019, 10:56:13 pm »
Freddie Starr aged 76

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« Reply #7177 on: 12 May, 2019, 04:02:53 pm »
Peggy Lipton aged 72, best known as Double R Diner owner Norma Jennings on the cult classic series Twin Peaks

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7178 on: 13 May, 2019, 02:16:46 pm »

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7179 on: 13 May, 2019, 05:32:30 pm »
Doris Day, 97

As noted in a recent Twitter exchange with Colin Smith, Doris was my first crush*, and I think I may have imprinted on her version of Calamity Jane for my future romantic targets, which has turned out to be no bad thing. A glowing talent, and one to whose reputation the many years have been appropriately kind. RIP.



*Won't mention again that it was actually a close tie with Floella Benjamin, that always seems to earn me funny looks around here.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7180 on: 13 May, 2019, 05:49:15 pm »
Doris Day, 97

As noted in a recent Twitter exchange with Colin Smith, Doris was my first crush*, and I think I may have imprinted on her version of Calamity Jane for my future romantic targets, which has turned out to be no bad thing. A glowing talent, and one to whose reputation the many years have been appropriately kind. RIP.



*Won't mention again that it was actually a close tie with Floella Benjamin, that always seems to earn me funny looks around here.

Don't know if it will still be available, but there was a Radio Four series that featured Floella a month or two back. I think it was presented by wozzname who does that Only Connect thing.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7181 on: 13 May, 2019, 06:08:47 pm »
Victoria Coren? That'd be two crushes for the price of one!

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7182 on: 13 May, 2019, 07:03:00 pm »
Don't know if it will still be available, but there was a Radio Four series that featured Floella a month or two back. I think it was presented by wozzname who does that Only Connect thing.

That was the women-and-their-first-car thing, right? I heard quite a few episodes of that series and they were quite fun, even though I have no interest in cars. The Floella episode was particularly good, as I recall.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7183 on: 14 May, 2019, 12:46:42 am »
Victoria Coren? That'd be two crushes for the price of one!


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« Reply #7184 on: 14 May, 2019, 12:47:45 am »
Don't know if it will still be available, but there was a Radio Four series that featured Floella a month or two back. I think it was presented by wozzname who does that Only Connect thing.

That was the women-and-their-first-car thing, right? I heard quite a few episodes of that series and they were quite fun, even though I have no interest in cars. The Floella episode was particularly good, as I recall.

Regards,

Robin

I have less-than-zero interest in cars.  Liked listening to the lives of those interviewed, though shame they kept interrupting it with the boring stuff.  Bit like trying to listen to the news and being interrupted by updates on who ran around a field playing games.