The celebrity death thread Page 111

  • Load_2.0 12 Apr 2019 19:54:06 29,625 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Awful, although I feel like as with Tommy Copper, there's something in it that's quite fitting for a comedian.
    100%

    To go out with all your mental facilities intact and doing what you love would be my preference.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 13 Apr 2019 09:14:01 16,324 posts
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    I do feel quite sorry for the audience that were sat laughing at him dead for five minutes though. That must be pretty disturbing.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 30 Apr 2019 10:34:49 16,324 posts
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    John Singleton, director of Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning etc dead at 51.

    Boyz n the Hood was well ahead of its time and doesn't really get the recognition it deserves. Also got a real soft spot for Higher Learning despite it being a bit shite. Watched it just last week.
  • oldschoolsoviet 3 May 2019 00:12:28 6,695 posts
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    Peter Mayhew.

    /wookie wail
  • Dirtbox 3 May 2019 04:39:34 91,175 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    DarmokJalad wrote:
    Wacthing that new Attenborough Docu on Netflix.

    I really hope we don't lose him this year, but the guy is 92. :/

    He has a rally strong voice for someone that old btw, I wonder how much digital editing they have to do to it.
    I heard recently that Attenborough barely takes a break during his audio recording and he records for hours at a time. The man is made of rock, hopefully he has a while yet.
    Can attest, I know people who have worked with him in recent years and he's a doer. None of that 2 minutes on 3 hours off type shit, he practically works full time, and it's probably one of the things that keeps him going.

    When he does go, it's going to be horrific, but I can't see it happening soon.


    RIP Chewie.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 04:40:34 03-05-2019
  • Dougs 3 May 2019 06:09:07 89,892 posts
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    :(
  • mrpon 3 May 2019 06:51:40 35,324 posts
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    Fond farewell fuzzball :(
  • Baihu1983 3 May 2019 08:16:46 11,560 posts
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    So long chewie
  • mothercruncher 3 May 2019 08:52:17 16,384 posts
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    Oh, man.
  • ZuluHero 3 May 2019 09:28:17 7,493 posts
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    Rip big fella.
  • ChiefGB 3 May 2019 10:21:03 11,053 posts
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    Guess he didnít have a great deal to do but that character was full of charm and I loved him, no doubt in no small part to peters portrayal.

    R.I.P big guy.
  • mrpon 3 May 2019 11:19:06 35,324 posts
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    If only he made it till tomorrow.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 3 May 2019 11:52:50 16,324 posts
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    Very sad. There's a lovely bit in the Force Awakens extra features making of thing where the new case all talk about how everyone just want to hug Chewie all the time, and how Peter Mayhew was just such a sweetheart. You could really tell he was the gentle giant type.
  • Thiery_Salem 3 May 2019 15:07:28 31 posts
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    RIP Peter Mayhew (the guy who played Chewbacca, my favourite character from Star Wars)
  • mothercruncher 3 May 2019 18:59:32 16,384 posts
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    Thanks for the clarification, was struggling there.
  • arty 3 May 2019 19:51:14 582 posts
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    Laugh it up, fuzzball.
  • Trafford 3 May 2019 23:40:02 8,372 posts
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    RIP Chewie.


    In other deaths this week we've had Ted Kelsey, the actor behind uber bumpkin Joe Grundy in the Archers.
    I read he was also the voice of Baron Greenback in Dangermouse.
    Hats off!
  • DUFFMAN5 4 May 2019 07:46:41 24,777 posts
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    @arty
    Let the Wookie win.
    I loved Chewie,as most of us did. When I was a lot younger we had a Yorkshire Terrier who looked just like Chewie...slightly smaller though ;)
  • Blackmarsh63 9 May 2019 22:22:03 2,504 posts
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    Freddie Starr has died :(
  • mothercruncher 9 May 2019 22:39:38 16,384 posts
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    Death by hamster?
  • anephric 9 May 2019 22:45:48 3,322 posts
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    Somewhere, a chimp wearing an oversize comedy nazi outfit is slowly shedding a tear.
  • fontgeeksogood 9 May 2019 23:39:03 6,519 posts
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    Danny Baker's career died today
  • Dirtbox 10 May 2019 04:17:09 91,175 posts
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    He had a career?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 10 May 2019 15:28:42 16,324 posts
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    Freddie Starr is dead.

    An uncharacteristically touching tribute from The Sun.

    https://twitter.com/sunapology/status/1126747548792659968?s=21
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 May 2019 16:03:25 20,366 posts
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    He was properly funny back in the day. His sped up tape act is great.
  • Armoured_Bear 10 May 2019 16:42:52 27,176 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    John Singleton, director of Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning etc dead at 51.

    Boyz n the Hood was well ahead of its time and doesn't really get the recognition it deserves. Also got a real soft spot for Higher Learning despite it being a bit shite. Watched it just last week.
    Lost count of how many times I watched Boyz n the Hood back in the day, great film and a sad loss.
  • nudistpete 10 May 2019 16:48:29 808 posts
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    Freddie Starr - the original Bill Hicks

    F
  • D_arkTrooper 10 May 2019 18:02:58 1,492 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    He was properly funny back in the day. His sped up tape act is great.
    Bizarrely I watched that very clip after it randomly popped up on my YouTube a few days ago.... very, VERY funny.
  • anephric 10 May 2019 19:23:28 3,322 posts
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    I'm not a fan of Mr Starr as he came across as a massive arsehole and he seems to have assaulted most of his ex wives and various children but he was good in an unusual straight turn in The Squeeze.

    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0076755/
  • MadCaddy13 10 May 2019 20:18:47 3,034 posts
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    Freddy Starr was up there with my greatest memories of childhood. RIP

    Edited by MadCaddy13 at 20:19:15 10-05-2019
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