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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Obituaries  Reply with quote

I was thinking yesterday that, given the number of RIP threads that we have had recently it may be worth having a general thread for people to bring to the attention of others anyone who has died who they would like to mention but perhaps wouldn't necessarily want to start a single new thread about (and by the way I was delighted that the Patrick McGoohan thread seems to have culminated in Bio's family booking a holiday to North Wales!).

Anyway, I was thinking this last night and I have just now seen that the truly inimitable musician John Martyn has died today, a really unique talent who had been on a downward health spiral for a long time but who will be missed by many.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 super-B

Saddened on hearing the news of John Martyn's death. Didn't really get into all of his music but the album Solid Air holds so many good memories for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mention for John Updike - not my cup of tea but a literary colossus - and Harold Pinter - I was a pretty damned fine exponent of the 'Pinter pause' back in the day Wink

I always think it's interesting that in our culture we consider the death of a child particularly tragic because of the lost potential whilst in most other cultures it is the death of elders that is most mourned for the loss of their experience and accomplishments.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Bill Frindall

hope the tms box manages to regain some equilibrium one day.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7856507.stm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maffy wrote:
RIP Bill Frindall

hope the tms box manages to regain some equilibrium one day.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7856507.stm


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bianchigirl wrote:
A mention for John Updike - not my cup of tea but a literary colossus - and Harold Pinter - I was a pretty damned fine exponent of the 'Pinter pause' back in the day Wink

I always think it's interesting that in our culture we consider the death of a child particularly tragic because of the lost potential whilst in most other cultures it is the death of elders that is most mourned for the loss of their experience and accomplishments.


Depends what you mean by culture? In general the broadsheets give a page over to obits most days, but it's the tabloids that seem more pre-occupied with tragic deaths of children.

Anyway, the loss of a young life does seem quite sad to me in that there's the potential of unfilled potential, but on the other hand an "elder" has passed on their clever ideas + experience and their accomplishments were the fulfillment of their potential.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Martyn, talented guy, never really got the success he deserved.....but he ploughed his own furrow without getting too sucked into "the business"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

last km wrote:
John Martyn, talented guy, never really got the success he deserved.....but he ploughed his own furrow without getting too sucked into "the business"


It had somehow passed me by that he had apparently been given the OBE in the last New Year's Honours list. Given his reputation as an outsider it seem very odd that he was nominated for that, even in these days when musicians seem to be the flavour of the day with the honours system, and even odder that he accepted it. It is a rather strange footnote to his life.

And yes, very sad also to see the "bearded wonder" dead, he lived in the next street from where I grew up in London.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See some sad cycling news over on the cycling forum.......... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

which should have been posted here no?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO this is the place for people outside of cycling..........
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rant rave ..fanning the flame.. and .. so !!!!!..ciao

i made my first panettone from scatch.. came out beautyiful..

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rant rave ..fanning the flame.. and .. so !!!!!..ciao

i made my first panettone from scatch.. came out beautyiful..

ciao


And in English ??? Considering the topic of the thread  Surprised .........
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps the panettone was in memory of someone? I find the thought of TT making a delicate fruit bread somewhat sweet.

Lynyrd Skynrd's keyboard player and the Ramone's manager also died - I remember lying in a field at Knebworth, sun beating down, off my tits, and shaking my bum length blond hair to 'Freebird' - then a couple of years later pogoing in a bin liner with hair shaved off and just a topknot like a pineapple to the Ramones
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicholas Hughes. Son of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Around a month or so ago I noticed this fellow's death ,and as far as I can see it was not mentioned here. I can't find a copy of a printed obituary so I am printing his wikipaedia entry. I would also add - and yes, this is a dig at Cav - that anyone reading the details of his journey to and from the Olympics would probaby not feel so bad about missing out on an upgrade on the flight back from Beijing.

Harry Heaton Hill (8 May 1916 – 31 January 2009) was a British cyclist who competed in the Olympic games in 1936. He won the bronze medal in the 4000m team pursuit in Berlin with Ernest Mills, Ernest Johnson and Charles King.[1]

Hill never met his father, who died during World War I in Africa, and he was raised by his mother in Sheffield. Too poor to get to London any other way, Hill cycled the 200 miles using the bike he planned to ride during the Olympic Games.[2]

Upon returning to Britain after the Olympics, Hill bicycled 170 miles towards his hometown. Having bought an Olympic souvenir jacket, he had no money for food and, weak from hunger, hitched a ride for the last 30 miles. After winning the bronze medal, Hill became the first person to cycle 25 miles in an hour on an indoor track, in Milan in 1937. He was to compete at 1939 world track championships but they were cancelled due to World War II. During the conflict, he built submarines in Barrow and, afterwards, ran a garage shop in Manchester. At 60, he cycled across North America.[2][3]

Hill, a father of five children, claimed to have never smoked nor drank alcohol and, until 2004 when he fractured his hip in a fall in Spain, he biked every day since he was 13. On 23 March 2005 he attended a reception headed by Queen Elizabeth II honouring 100 years of the British Olympic Association.[2] He died of pneumonia on 31 January 2009, at the age of 92.[4]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story, we are wimps when you read about how people like Hill lived
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Bobby Robson:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/8177945.stm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 RIP Sir Bobby.
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Corazon Aquino, former president of the Phillipines, dies aged 76.  She was instrumental in overthrowing the dictatorial regime of Ferdinand Marcos.


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