The celebrity death thread Page 136

  • gammonbanter 21 Mar 2020 08:49:19 1,956 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I fucked a Kenny Rogers gig up once about 20 years ago by losing my phone down the back of the sound board when I worked at the Hexagon. They weren't well shielded to that doot dootdoot doot dootdoot doot interference that phones used to make.
    Did you get in trouble?
  • Dougs 21 Mar 2020 09:52:11 94,595 posts
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    It's really easy to miss the 'a' from the beginning of Deebs post.
  • nickthegun 21 Mar 2020 11:27:35 82,265 posts
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    This is how Iím choosing to remember him

    https://youtu.be/WNV1ok3qomU
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2020 11:45:48 91,412 posts
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    @gammonbanter No, no one, not even me knew it was my phone until I'd realised I'd lost it later and went about retracing my steps. I feel like a right cunt, but I kept it to myself.
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2020 12:01:38 91,412 posts
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    Actually, another thing to tack onto that, the day before the gig he turned up with his band in a big tour bus, which was fairly normal but he or his people were asking around for a good place to go get some beer and something to eat so they took them to the Purple Turtle. Smoothpete knows the place well. And my memory might be failing me but I think they went to Sweeney & Todds pie shop as well. If you've ever had anything to do with Reading, you'll know both like the back of your hand and this info will bring you great delight.

    I remember him talking about some Belgian beer called "Steller Arrtoirr" afterwards. I didn't go, I was too busy unscrewing the front row of seats for all the sodding wheelchairs that had booked tickets.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 12:05:26 21-03-2020
  • gammonbanter 21 Mar 2020 12:19:50 1,956 posts
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    @Dirtbox this is great story! Kenny was surely enough of man that he could mix in any circles... including the purple turtle!!! 😉
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2020 14:19:22 91,412 posts
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    Sweeney's tabbard-wearing woman owner barking the menu at them would have been pretty amusing. She used to get incredibly pissed off if you made her repeat it, and they struggled just understanding us, let alone a list of pie fillings that they'd probably never heard of before.
  • Load_2.0 21 Mar 2020 15:13:56 31,884 posts
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    I only knew him for the country tunes. Had no idea he was in jazz and 60s psychedelic bands.

    Cool cat.
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Mar 2020 10:02:17 28,862 posts
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    Albert Uderzo has died, age 92.

    Huge part fo my childhood and the comics are still brilliant as an adult.

    R.I.P.
  • Mola_Ram 24 Mar 2020 10:09:39 23,974 posts
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    I thought he was already dead when he was replaced on Asterix, it felt like something that he would continue to do forever and ever. I guess he just retired!

    R.I.P. anyway. Fucking loved those comics.
  • Red_Bool 24 Mar 2020 10:18:30 1,986 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Albert Uderzo has died, age 92.

    Huge part fo my childhood and the comics are still brilliant as an adult.

    R.I.P.
    Just read about it. Same here :(
    I remember many of them giving me fits of laughter when I was a kid.
  • Lexmeister 24 Mar 2020 10:34:27 59 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear nooooo just bought a couple of Asterix omnibuses (omnibi?) to tide me over during The Lockdown
  • hedben2013 24 Mar 2020 10:40:14 1,604 posts
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    Reminds me I need to get my kids into Asterix, they weren't that bothered by Tintin but maybe the 9yo will apreciate the humour more.

    Bet this thread's going to get a bit of a workout in the next few weeks...
  • Vortex808 24 Mar 2020 11:33:45 13,856 posts
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    🙁

    Spent a lot of my childhood taking asterix books out from the library to read.

    Sadly, our lad never got into either much. I had been looking forward to re-reading a lot of them then.
  • Fake_Blood 24 Mar 2020 15:17:15 10,442 posts
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    Absolutely loved Asterix as a kid, the full length animated movies too. Asterix and the 12 tasks especially.
  • eleven63 24 Mar 2020 15:41:31 2,719 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Actually, another thing to tack onto that, the day before the gig he turned up with his band in a big tour bus, which was fairly normal but he or his people were asking around for a good place to go get some beer and something to eat so they took them to the Purple Turtle. Smoothpete knows the place well. And my memory might be failing me but I think they went to Sweeney & Todds pie shop as well. If you've ever had anything to do with Reading, you'll know both like the back of your hand and this info will bring you great delight.

    I remember him talking about some Belgian beer called "Steller Arrtoirr" afterwards. I didn't go, I was too busy unscrewing the front row of seats for all the sodding wheelchairs that had booked tickets.
    Ah, I used to live in the Purple Turtle, happy days. One time I went to Sweeney & Todd's I had a beef an oyster pie, with just the one oyster...

    Interestingly, my good friend from back in the day now owns and runs But is it Art.
  • X201 24 Mar 2020 16:25:45 20,701 posts
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    Eric Weissberg has died.
    Probably best known for...

  • hedben2013 24 Mar 2020 19:44:06 1,604 posts
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    Terrence McNally

    https://deadline.com/2020/03/terrence-mcnally-dead-coronavirus-1202891286/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    How famous does a celebrity have to be before they get "first proper celebrity killed by coronavirus" status?
  • X201 24 Mar 2020 19:50:13 20,701 posts
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    hedben2013 wrote:
    Terrence McNally

    https://deadline.com/2020/03/terrence-mcnally-dead-coronavirus-1202891286/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    How famous does a celebrity have to be before they get "first proper celebrity killed by coronavirus" status?
    Although not a household name, I think four Tony awards carries enough weight for the unwanted honour.
  • Lukus 24 Mar 2020 20:02:17 23,328 posts
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    We need someone from Love Island to die for all the thickos to lose their shit over and finally take this seriously.
  • pk1980 24 Mar 2020 21:45:21 1,211 posts
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    They did...
  • anephric 24 Mar 2020 22:09:45 4,185 posts
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    hedben2013 wrote:
    Terrence McNally

    https://deadline.com/2020/03/terrence-mcnally-dead-coronavirus-1202891286/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    How famous does a celebrity have to be before they get "first proper celebrity killed by coronavirus" status?
    If for nothing else, Kiss of the Spider Woman is pretty well known.
  • Deleted user 25 March 2020 13:17:52
    Stuart Gordon

    Loved his movies since i was a kid. Reanimator is his most well known one but Dagon, Castle Freak and From Beyond are perfect B-movies.

    Also my personal favorite.

    https://youtu.be/iMTh1yd2U9o
  • challenge_hanukkah 25 Mar 2020 13:25:54 12,836 posts
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    Ah man.

    So watching Robot Jox tonight

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 13:26:04 25-03-2020
  • cov 25 Mar 2020 13:25:59 2,269 posts
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    Great movies
  • fontgeeksogood 25 Mar 2020 17:21:34 9,960 posts
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    Not Bob Mortimer! Ahhhh fuck you COVID-19
  • BigOrkWaaagh 25 Mar 2020 18:00:37 9,441 posts
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    How many times will Bob be taken from us???
  • Trafford 25 Mar 2020 19:35:23 8,571 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Albert Uderzo has died, age 92.

    Huge part fo my childhood and the comics are still brilliant as an adult.

    R.I.P.
    Yeah, great books and cartoonist. And he had 6 digits on each hand no less!

    Along with with TinTin, the Asterix books really shaped my world view as a kid.
  • Jono62 26 Mar 2020 10:03:09 25,346 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Albert Uderzo has died, age 92.

    Huge part fo my childhood and the comics are still brilliant as an adult.

    R.I.P.
    Yeah, great books and cartoonist. And he had 6 digits on each hand no less!

    Along with with TinTin, the Asterix books really shaped my world view as a kid.
    Hookjaw really loves this Tintin comic
  • JamboWayOh 26 Mar 2020 10:05:00 19,980 posts
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    Glol. I was thinking that especially as Trafford said the Tintin books helped shape his worldview as a child.
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