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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2020, 05:05:20 pm »

Terry Jones: Monty Python star dies aged 77

Another Python who has now ceased to be. Sad


    Flying in the circus in the sky.  The Monty Python group  have been a huge cultural influence everywhere
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2020, 11:29:54 pm »

Terry Jones: Monty Python star dies aged 77

Another Python who has now ceased to be. Sad


I just heard. Wow. The world is a bit less silly today, and that's a bad thing.
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2020, 12:26:05 am »

Terry Jones: Monty Python star dies aged 77
Another Python who has now ceased to be. Sad

Now there is a sadness - more humour gone from a world that needs all the help it can get. Only four 'originals' left now. Embarrassed
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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2020, 06:29:05 pm »

Another sad announcement. Aside from comedy, his history documentaries were always a favourite of mine.

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« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2020, 04:49:06 am »

Jim Lehrer, journalist and TV news anchorman

Remembering legendary PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer
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« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2020, 05:31:01 am »

Jim Lehrer, journalist and TV news anchorman

Only US news programme worth watching - have watched what is now PBS Newshour since SBS started broadcasting it here. A big loss for journalism and the literary world.

I will qualify the "Only US news programme worth watching" with the caveat "that I have seen so far" - there may be better, but haven't come across it yet.
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« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2020, 01:40:35 pm »

Sorry...non germane comment  Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2020, 07:23:23 pm »

Jim Lehrer, journalist and TV news anchorman

For some reason I got him mixed up with Tom Lehrer of "The Element Song" fame.
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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2020, 06:09:07 am »

NBA champion Kobe Bryant, lost in a rotorcraft incident with 8 other people including his daughter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0pQfgi9ZqU
(aviation communications transcript of incident)
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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2020, 01:33:43 am »

NBA champion Kobe Bryant, lost in a rotorcraft incident with 8 other people including his daughter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0pQfgi9ZqU
(aviation communications transcript of incident)

That's crazy. From one day to the next.
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« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2020, 02:16:39 pm »

Just a minute... Nicholas Parsons is gone.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/28/nicholas-parsons-obituary
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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2020, 09:57:31 pm »

Yet more sad news  Embarrassed. Let's hope the Grim Reaper takes a bit of a break in February - he's been far too enthusiastic in his work of late. By the way, in tribute BBC4 aired Nicholas Parsons' documentary on Marie Antoinette' watch tonight; well worth catching on iPlayer both for its subject matter and as a retrospective of its presenter's life and career.

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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2020, 11:31:26 am »

W.Cdr. Paul Farnes, RAF, Jan 28, 101yrs.
Last ace of the Battle of Britain.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/paul-farnes-last-surviving-ace-of-the-battle-of-britain-dies-at-101/ar-BBZv3PJ?ocid=spartandhp
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« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2020, 01:06:52 am »

Kirk Douglas (né Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020), actor, producer, director and author. He was Spartacus.
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« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2020, 05:50:03 am »

Kirk Douglas (né Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020), actor, producer, director and author. He was Spartacus.


Wow. The end of an era. Amazing life though.
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« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2020, 06:20:55 am »

Kirk Douglas (né Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020), actor, producer, director and author. He was Spartacus.


Wow. The end of an era. Amazing life though.

He is and always will be Sparticus (or is is he Brian Wink ).
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« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2020, 10:02:58 am »

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/gene-reynolds-dead-dies-mash-lou-grant-1203493159/
Gene Reynolds, co-creator of M.A.S.H. Died Monday, age 96.
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« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2020, 10:23:48 am »

Kirk Douglas Dead at 103: Watch His Best Hollywood Moments
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« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2020, 01:05:37 am »



 That was a great innings. A classic actor and a gentleman
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« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2020, 07:39:32 am »

Actress Lynn Cohen, 86 yo.
TV presenter Caroline Flack, 40yo.
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« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2020, 03:36:19 am »

Actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa , 15.
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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2020, 09:21:09 pm »

Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M-A-S-H,” has died at age 72.

Son William Wallett told The Associated Press that Wallett died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. She was at her home in Pasadena, California, surrounded by family and friends.
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« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2020, 08:00:32 pm »

Heather Couper: Broadcaster and astronomer dies at 70.
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« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2020, 09:19:52 pm »


Another sad piece of news - she was a great communicator of scientific ideas. Her series from the early 90s The Stars, although now dated in places, packed oodles of ideas into each half-hour episode, unlike some modern documentaries which manage to waffle on for an hour or so and say very little...

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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2020, 07:32:07 am »

June Dally-Watkins, Miss Manners to an entire nation. Age 92.
One of Australia's most accomplished businesswomen, many women were trained in etiquette and deportment at her school, and later modelling and business.
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