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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7845 on: 11 December, 2020, 04:09:35 PM »
RIP Richard Corben.

I have always been a huge fan of his singular work.

No idea he was 80 years old. He was still producing high quality stuff up to this year.

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« Reply #7846 on: 11 December, 2020, 10:48:43 PM »
Barbara Winsdor
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55269649
That's sad news. I recently saw the episode of Dad's Army she was in and I remembered she was having trouble. RIP.

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« Reply #7847 on: 14 December, 2020, 09:07:14 AM »
John le Carré, writer, 89.

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« Reply #7848 on: 14 December, 2020, 10:33:41 AM »
John le Carré, writer, 89.

Graham Greene said he believed Le Carre's The Spy Who Came In From The Cold was the best spy stories he'd ever read and I'd probably agree with him there. Le Carre was a spy himself, of course, and knew the in's and out's of fieldcraft which led to such seeming authenticity in his works. A great lost to Literature.
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« Reply #7849 on: 14 December, 2020, 11:09:38 AM »
Gerard Houllier, former Liverpool manager.

I know a lot of people on here aren’t into football, but others are.

A true gent.

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« Reply #7850 on: 14 December, 2020, 12:08:21 PM »
Gerard Houllier, former Liverpool manager.

I know a lot of people on here aren’t into football, but others are.

A true gent.

Oh no...

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« Reply #7851 on: 14 December, 2020, 05:12:13 PM »
Really sad to hear about the passing of Gerard Houllier. By all reports an absolute gentlemen and scholar of the game. While he achieved much an Anfield possibly the the greatest thing he did was make the club realise it had to move into the future, it could no longer live on its past, glorious though that was. Such a change was never going to be easy and he had the gentle courage to see it through as best he could.

Everyone who met him seems to reflect on what an utterly pleasent chap he was.

You'll Never Walk Alone Mr Houllier

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« Reply #7852 on: 17 December, 2020, 08:48:37 PM »
Jeremy Bulloch, the actor behind the iconic Boba Fett character, has died.
https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2020/12/boba-fett-actor-jeremy-bulloch-passes-away.html
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« Reply #7853 on: 17 December, 2020, 10:40:36 PM »
Sad news about Jeremy Bulloch. Had a pleasant chat with him about Robin of Sherwood and Chocky at a con many years ago, he seemed like a very decent gent. I was pleased to see him get a helmetless role in Revenge of the Sith - I have the rather good-likeness action figure right here. RIP.

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« Reply #7854 on: 17 December, 2020, 10:57:18 PM »
Sad to hear about Jeremy Bulloch.  I obtained his autograph some years ago - and he wrote a very nice note about Ashes Cricket (I’m in Australia).

Here’s the status of my autograph collection - most of which are personalised.  Very sad to think how many legends have passed in recent times.










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« Reply #7855 on: 17 December, 2020, 11:26:00 PM »
I was thinking along similar lines. Other than Visual FX guy Brian Johnson,  I believe Jeremy was the last survivor of the Star Wars people that I've met. A sad thought.

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« Reply #7856 on: 19 December, 2020, 04:40:07 PM »

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« Reply #7857 on: 19 December, 2020, 05:39:53 PM »
I've only ever met one Star Wars actor.  Dave Prowse (whose autograph looks strangely dissimilar to the Darth Vader autograph I have from meeting the Dark Lord of the Sith in a toyshop one time - despite their names both beginning 'Da').

Technically I know somebody who had a non-speaking cameo, but he works in special effects and (from what I can tell) got roped in as an extra in the Canto Casino.  He's the guy with sharp sideburns next to the women in white on the Star Wars website page.

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« Reply #7858 on: 19 December, 2020, 05:47:20 PM »
I've only ever met one Star Wars actor.  Dave Prowse (whose autograph looks strangely dissimilar to the Darth Vader autograph I have from meeting the Dark Lord of the Sith in a toyshop one time - despite their names both beginning 'Da').

Technically I know somebody who had a non-speaking cameo, but he works in special effects and (from what I can tell) got roped in as an extra in the Canto Casino.  He's the guy with sharp sideburns next to the women in white on the Star Wars website page.

Oh, and a friend of mine has an aunt who appeared in the first Star Wars film (he hasn't seen any of the films and gets them mixed up with Star Trek).  She's one of the two women in the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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« Reply #7859 on: 19 December, 2020, 06:30:58 PM »
Oh, and a friend of mine has an aunt who appeared in the first Star Wars film (he hasn't seen any of the films and gets them mixed up with Star Trek).  She's one of the two women in the Mos Eisley Cantina.


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