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  • snafu
    Senior Member

    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
  • snafu
    Senior Member

    #2
    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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    • Meddle
      Rank Bajin.

      #3
      The following gif of Cruyff has done the rounds today:

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      • charliehunt
        Nearly there!

        #4
        Here you are Snaf - Sky has it in football - be more discerning in your website sources!!! http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...ootball-legend
        Charlie

        Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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        • ~Alan~
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #5
          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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          • snafu
            Senior Member

            #6
            Andy Newman, of Thunderclap Newman, has died.

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

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            • snafu
              Senior Member

              #7
              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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              • snafu
                Senior Member

                #8
                Actress Adrienne Corri has died, aged 84.

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

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                • snafu
                  Senior Member

                  #9
                  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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                  • snafu
                    Senior Member

                    #10
                    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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                    • Richard gray
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      #11
                      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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                      • snafu
                        Senior Member

                        #12
                        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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                        • snafu
                          Senior Member

                          #13
                          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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                          • snafu
                            Senior Member

                            #14
                            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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                            • snafu
                              Senior Member

                              #15
                              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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                              • snafu
                                Senior Member

                                #16
                                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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                                • snafu
                                  Senior Member

                                  #17
                                  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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                                  • snafu
                                    Senior Member

                                    #18
                                    '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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                                    • Mahone
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      #19
                                      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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                                      • snafu
                                        Senior Member

                                        #20
                                        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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