⚰ Death

#1161

Really sad to hear that. I wondered why he hadn’t appeared on the News Quiz or I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue for ages, and I guess I know why now.

RIP Jeremy. You’ll be missed.

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#1162

RIP

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#1164

“Do hurry up, Richard!”

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#1165

Have to say Jeremy Hardy news hit me a bit. Saw him on Leftfield at Glastonbury the other year. Pretty sure his brother worked with my dad at one point. Jeremy did tweet on 3rd Jan he had cancer but then reported he was fine.
He was also a Sotonian as he went to Southampton uni.

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#1166

Mrs C_S just played me this. Cried when I first heard it. Just cried now.

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#1168

Just read about that. Brilliant actor. Lived in Emsworth in his last years, I believe.

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#1170

RIP the Airbus A380. It passes less than a fortnight after i got out of its spiritual home.

BBC News - Airbus scraps A380 superjumbo jet as sales slump

As an Emirates exonomy passenger, the front downstairs sextion was a fantastic place to fly, the staircases made it open, there was space to walk around, the seats were wider with more legroom than the B777. But if you got stuck at the back it could be claustrophobic & take forever to disembark.
Its Business Class lounge was a gimmick but on a 15 hour flight to LA it was needed. Flying in 1st Class and having a Shower was just silly.
Luxury in a world of low cost & Primark, plus they just guzzled gas as fastvas we guzzled bubbles

Will i miss her? No. I’ve discovered no frills Long Haul in B737-800 MAX It’s half the price, plus i dont plan on heading to Dubai any time soon, too much of the world to see in Europe.

RIP The white elephant of the skies.

PS. I once flew the Qantas version. I prefer Ryanair to that.

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#1171

John Stalker is dead. He’s the chap that spent some time asking whether it would be wonderful if “we could use our garden without the continual glare of the sun”.

We live in Britain. Stalker was famously associated with Greater Manchester, a region noted for its rain, not sun. Go figure.

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#1172

The first woman to run the country (allegedly) has died.

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#1173

Bruno Ganz has passed away.

Which would not be noted except we have all admired watched and edited his greatest work.

He was the Swiss actor who played Hitler in Downfall.

RIP

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#1175

Peter Tork one of The Monkees has passed away 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer of the Tongue.

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#1176

“I’m a Bereaver”.

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#1177

He did have a large Chinese following

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#1179

For 20 years I’d hoped he might make another record, but he seemed happy enough with what he’d achieved. And quite fairly so. Spirit of Eden, Laughing Stock, and his one solo record are among the most perfect records ever made. RIP.

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#1180

Amen to that. What a fabulous band Talk Talk were, Mark Hollis had such a hauntingly beautiful voice. Genuinely saddened today, 64 is no age at all really. Their live concert from Montreux 1986 is one of the greatest live performances ever IMO, i still watch bits of it regularly on Youtube all these years later. This is my favourite, absolutely sublime. RIP Mark.

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