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    Recent Deaths Of People You May Have Heard Of...

    A depository for the news of deceased, possible celebrity, names that you may have heard of, or not.

    (Please don't bother calling them names or pointing out how talentless they were - unless you are one of those numpties who ignores requests and speaks ill of the dead.)

    US actor Garry Shandling who influenced a generation of comedians with his Emmy-winning TV series It's Garry Shandling's Show has died, aged 66.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35897268

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    Johan Cruyff, who has died at the age of 68, was one of football's greatest and most significant figures...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/35893027
    A late, foreign sports person I've actually heard of, although I am actually quite intrigued that the web address for a football story is in the rugby union section!

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    The following gif of Cruyff has done the rounds today:


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    Here you are Snaf - Sky has it in football - be more discerning in your website sources!!! http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...ootball-legend

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    Without doubt, the best footballer I have ever seen.

    RIP Johan
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Andy Newman, of Thunderclap Newman, has died.

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/andy-...p-newman-dies/

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    1960s Sherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer dies aged 96.

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    Douglas Wilmer played the role of Sherlock alongside Nigel Stock as Watson

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35948427

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    Actress Adrienne Corri has died, aged 84.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/31/mo...ies-at-84.html

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    Dennis Davis, drummer, best known for his work with David Bowie, has passed away.

    Davis's drumming can be heard on seven Bowie albums released between 1975 and 1980: 'Young Americans', 'Station To Station', 'Low', 'Heroes', 'Stage', 'Lodger' and Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)'.

    http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/92812

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    MERLE HAGGARD
    DEAD
    On 79th Birthday

    http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/06/merle-haggard-dead/
    He was something in country and western music, apparently.

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    With 37 no 1's in US Country charts and a list of awards as long as your arm, after serving time in San Quentin.

    I think the words "Legend in Country and Western Music" would be more appropriate.

    R. I. P. MERLE.

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    Knew the name, can't say I could name one of his songs but then he doesn't seem to have been well known this side of the pond. Then again I recall being told that C&W was the national folk music of America - could you name any British folk musicians, let alone legends?

    Anyway, here is someone who few of you will have heard of...

    Indonesian pop star Irma Bule bitten by cobra on stage, continues for 45 minutes before fatal collapse

    Irma Bule, an Indonesian pop singer known for performing with live snakes, has died after a King Cobra attacked her during a gig this week.
    Bule reportedly stood on the snake's tail, causing it to bite her on the thigh during a show at Karrawang, West Java. Remarkably, she continued playing for 45 minutes before falling ill.
    An eye-witness, Ferlando Octavion Auzur, said Bule refused an offer of antidote after the bite. But 45 minutes later, she collapsed on stage vomiting and suffering seizures and was taken to hospital, where she died. She was 29.
    A handler attempts to detach a king cobra snake after it bit singer Irma Bule. She later died.
    A handler attempts to detach a king cobra snake after it bit singer Irma Bule. She later died. Photo: YouTube
    According to National Geographic, the venom from a single King Cobra bite "is enough to kill 20 people, or even an elephant. King cobras are shy and will avoid humans whenever possible, but they are fiercely aggressive when cornered."
    Bule was a folk-pop singer, who regularly performed with large de-fanged snakes. Some reports of the incident said Bule did not realise she had suffered a life-threatening bite.

    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...08-go1wqi.html

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    The last surviving resident of St Kilda, a remote Scottish archipelago which was evacuated in 1930, has died.
    Rachel Johnson was born on the main island of Hirta in July 1922 and was eight years old when she, her family and other islanders left the isle.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-35985243
    Life became unsustainable there and all the islanders were removed to the mainland.

    Now there is a military radar station with temporary staff, Scottish National Trust volunteers and visiting tourists, but none of them are permanent.

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    Composer, musician, video artist, teacher, and writer Tony Conrad.

    Conrad reportedly introduced Cale and Reed to a book called The Velvet Underground, which is how they got the band's name.

    http://pitchfork.com/news/64699-tony-conrad-has-died/

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    Howard Marks, former drug smuggler and scarecrow imitator who subsequently became an author and performer.

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...s-dies-aged-70

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    Former husband of Lisa Minnelli and record producer David Gest has been found dead in a hotel in Canary Warf, London.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe...-a6980786.html

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    Remember Blake's 7? Remember the Welsh lead character of the first two series', who decided to go and do something else and only reappeared in the last episode of series four? Gareth Thomas?

    He has died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36041534

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    'Mind the gap,' he said, repeatedly, although he didn't since it paid his bills and made him just a little bit famous. And now Phil Sayer has died.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ester-36052363

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    I recorded hundreds of voiceovers with Phil over the last twenty-odd years - up until just a few weeks ago. Genuinely good bloke who relished the daftness of what he did for a living.

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    Not just people, of course.

    The last golden eagle in England has not been seen since last November and is feared dead.

    http://www.theguardian.com/environme...le-feared-dead

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    Goodbye to the world's oldest hound, who lived to the equivalent of over 200 human years old...

    Maggie the Kelpie, an Australian dog that was possibly the oldest canine in the world, has died.

    Owner Brian McLaren, a dairy farmer in Woolsthorp, Victoria, confirmed the news to The Weekly Times.

    “She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing,” he told the newspaper, adding that the dog has started deteriorating two days previously...

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a6989786.html

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    Just heard Victoria Wood has passed away after a short battle with cancer. In my opinion a very funny and talented lady. R.I.P.

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    I'm of the opinion that the deaths of so many talented people this year is a warning from the future - they are all taking the exit door because after Trump gets elected President there will be no point in being clever, just talk loudly and wear a bad syrup,
    plain old vanilla

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    I wasn't one of her greatest fans, but she was ok.
    I remember first seeing her when she made the occasional appearance on Bill Grundy's 6pm
    programme on ITV. Usually singing a satirical song at the piano.
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    Battle of Britain (1969) fans will be said to hear that Guy Hamilton has died, aged 93.

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    Another name that some of a certain age (and interest) may have heard of...

    (CNN)Joan Laurer, the groundbreaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died.

    Police in Redondo Beach, California, confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/21/en...wrestler-dead/

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