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The 2016 Celebrity Death Cull Thread

Bring it on.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:11am on Fri 1st January 2016. Viewed 9,694 times.

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John McIntyre in MASH.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:15am on Fri 1st January 2016.

Natalie Cole

Published by foolscap (not active) at 5:35pm on Fri 1st January 2016.

Is that her from the X Factor.

Published by bigmal at 9:21pm on Fri 1st January 2016.

what's X Factor?

Published by foolscap (not active) at 9:21pm on Fri 1st January 2016.

It's a lipstick.

Published by bigmal at 11:25pm on Fri 1st January 2016.

Tony Hart.

EDIT: I'm sorry, I should have checked more closely. Tony Hart died in 2009, and some muppet has just decided to share it on Facebook as some kind of news. Check your sources, folks!

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:25am on Sun 3rd January 2016.
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This happened last year too. Tony Hart dies every year, like Kenny from South Park.

Usually at this point people complain that he never put their pictures in the gallery. Bastard.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:59am on Sun 3rd January 2016.

Matt Hobden, promising 22-year-old fast bowler at Sussex. Tragic.

Published by sam i at 11:48am on Sun 3rd January 2016.

Andres Rodriguez

Published by bigmal at 11:00pm on Mon 4th January 2016.

Paul Bley

Published by foolscap (not active) at 10:08pm on Tue 5th January 2016.

Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart

CRACKERJACK.

Published by bigmal at 7:59pm on Sat 9th January 2016.
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Sian Blake

Published by bigmal at 9:14pm on Sat 9th January 2016.

No-one's posted Pierre Boulez yet? Come on WAN.

Published by sam i at 3:02pm on Sun 10th January 2016.

I guess there aren't many classicists on WAN

I'm miffed that WKCR is no longer streaming online from 01-01-16, said to be a content rights issue https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/

Published by foolscap (not active) at 6:42pm on Sun 10th January 2016.

David Bowie! Oh no!

Published by nuttyprof at 7:21am on Mon 11th January 2016.

Dang keep missing em.

Published by bigmal at 8:55am on Mon 11th January 2016.

David Margulies, player the mayor of New York in both ghostbusters films.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:42am on Wed 13th January 2016.

Bowie continues to dominate the news. I don't know, occasionally you get a major celebrity death, like Thatcher or Jacko, which dominates the news for days on end. In this case it seems different, somehow almost everyone seemed to like and respect him. I don't think this has happened since John Peel. Shame.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:46am on Wed 13th January 2016.

Alan Rickman. Too many deaths in the last month.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:45pm on Thu 14th January 2016.

What?... Hans Gruber! Nooooooooooo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLt9-cvf2XI

Published by foolscap (not active) at 1:24pm on Thu 14th January 2016.

i know. thoroughly depressing to be losing all this talent.

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 4:47pm on Thu 14th January 2016.

I keep missing being first with them.

Published by bigmal at 12:18am on Fri 15th January 2016.

Robert Banks Stewart, wrote the Dr Who classics Terror of the Zygons and Seeds of Doom. Also created Bergerac if you like that sort of thing.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:03pm on Fri 15th January 2016.

Grizzly Adams

Published by bigmal at 8:20am on Sat 16th January 2016.

Dale Griffin, drummer in Mott the Hoople. Also produced lots of Peel sessions.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:08pm on Mon 18th January 2016.

Eagles guitarist Glen Frey.

Published by MissRegaling at 11:21pm on Mon 18th January 2016.

Dallas Taylor

Drummer CSNT

Published by bigmal at 1:30am on Wed 20th January 2016.

Cecil Parkinson

Published by bigmal at 5:25pm on Mon 25th January 2016.

Colin Vearncombe aka Black

Published by sam i at 7:23pm on Tue 26th January 2016.

Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream -- still :/

Published by bad-timing at 12:08pm on Thu 28th January 2016.
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Published by foolscap (not active) at 1:46pm on Thu 28th January 2016.

While it is always good to be reminded of the magnificence of TD, didn't Froese die this time last year?

Published by Silent Rob at 5:50am on Fri 29th January 2016.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 8:07am on Fri 29th January 2016.

Pete Townsend wow

Published by bigmal at 12:20am on Sat 30th January 2016.

Townsend is still alive bigmal.

Has anyone noticed how members of the Who are dying in the order of their coolness? I'm not sure which one is going to be next. Daltry and Townsend are far far less cool than Moon or Entwhistle.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:12am on Sat 30th January 2016.

Bloody Facebook.It's saying Brian May now.

Published by bigmal at 6:40am on Sat 30th January 2016.

Paul Kantner

The White Rabbit.

Published by bigmal at 8:06am on Sat 30th January 2016.

While it is always good to be reminded of the magnificence of TD, didn't Froese die this time last year?

Indeed so. I blame people on my timeline dropping cryptic (actually anniversary) tributes accompanied by 'oh no not another one'-type comments ...

Published by bad-timing at 6:05pm on Sat 30th January 2016.

Terry Wogan. Bet his interview with Lemmy, Bowie and God is really good.

Published by Silent Rob at 11:19am on Sun 31st January 2016.

i wonder if diagnosis is just getting better, people are just less healthy now than all those who died peacefully in their sleep in the 80s, or the modern world is fucked and we are all destined to die of cancer?

i read somewhere about a possible nuclear catastrophe just a matter of time in one of Belgium's aging nuclear power stations. that's only a few hundred miles away.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 5:29pm on Sun 31st January 2016.

Terry Wogan

Published by bigmal at 5:34pm on Sun 31st January 2016.

Frank Finlay

Published by bigmal at 6:33pm on Sun 31st January 2016.

I think that the number of entertainers in their sixties and seventies who die of cancer these days is linked to the fact that during the 50s, 60's and 70s heavy smoking and everyday drinking were commonplace. The stereotype that most of the business at the BBC was done in the bar was largely true.

Nowadays smoking is sharply declining so I think that cancer rates will decrease too.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:03am on Mon 1st February 2016.

Smokin’ Joe, Frazier

Published by bigmal at 5:18pm on Tue 2nd February 2016.

Dave Mirra

Published by bigmal at 1:55am on Fri 5th February 2016.

Dave Mirra

Published by bigmal at 1:55am on Fri 5th February 2016.

iPhone 6 lol

Published by foolscap (not active) at 5:12pm on Fri 5th February 2016.

Maurice White

Published by bigmal at 9:35pm on Fri 5th February 2016.

Marvin Minsky, pioneer of artificial intelligence.

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:56pm on Sat 6th February 2016.

Sad news for Fast Show fans as Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies today.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:49pm on Wed 17th February 2016.

George Gaynes (aka Commandant Lusard in Police Academy). He was 98.

Published by MissRegaling at 9:21pm on Thu 18th February 2016.

Harper Lee, author of "To Kill A Mockingbird".

Published by Wrongfellow at 4:16pm on Fri 19th February 2016.

Umberto Eco, proud bearer of the stupidest name in the world.

Two in a row! That must be worth a few WANpoints.

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:15am on Sat 20th February 2016.

Vi Subversa

Published by space_echo at 11:36am on Sat 20th February 2016.

i don't see any more news on that one?
interested to read on their website Poison Girls put up the money for Stations of the Crass

Published by foolscap (not active) at 11:51am on Sat 20th February 2016.

Published by space_echo at 2:51pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

Paul Daniels, probably in the near future. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35621313

Published by John Techno at 7:11pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

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And here, we see Paul Daniels relaxing in the bedroom he shares with The Lovely Debbie McGee.

Published by John Techno at 7:19pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

Hey, no fair posting people before they're actually dead!

Published by Wrongfellow at 7:46pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

He's been technically dead ever since he sold his soul to Satan in return for Dark Powers.

Published by John Techno at 8:05pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

Once he is dead, he will surely arise, in a form more dark and powerful than any of us mere mortals could ever comprehend.

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:38pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

daniels

Possibly something like this?

"You'll like this. Not a lot, but you'll like it."

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:51pm on Sat 20th February 2016.
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"So Debbie what was it that you found attractive about multi millionaire Paul Daniels"

Hahaha brilliant.

Published by bigmal at 11:24pm on Sat 20th February 2016.
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Harper Lee

Published by bigmal at 11:26pm on Sat 20th February 2016.

Douglas Slocombe, cinematographer for all the Ealing Comedies, lots of 60s epics and then worked on Rollerball and the Indiana Jones films. Busy fellow.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:21am on Tue 23rd February 2016.

David "Duffers" Duffield, the voice of British cycling for the last few decades and a master of unusual sporting phrases ("He goes round corners like a fifty pence piece"). Aged 84 following a heavy fall.

Published by John Techno at 11:36am on Tue 23rd February 2016.
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frank Kelly, Father Jack in Father Ted. DRINK!!!

Published by Silent Rob at 1:14pm on Sun 28th February 2016.

jack

Frank Kelly
ARSE

Published by bigmal at 6:59am on Mon 29th February 2016.

I do wish that Bigmal would stop announcing everyone for a second time. :p

Published by Silent Rob at 4:53pm on Mon 29th February 2016.

Frank Kelly.

;)

Published by Wrongfellow at 6:45pm on Mon 29th February 2016.

Frank Kelly.

Published by John Techno at 7:48pm on Mon 29th February 2016.

Frank Kelly.

Published by John Techno at 7:48pm on Mon 29th February 2016.

lol

Published by foolscap (not active) at 10:38pm on Mon 29th February 2016.

^^^^ Where is your proof young lady.

Published by bigmal at 1:11am on Tue 1st March 2016.

It's been a while since I loled on here. Must try harder.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:15am on Tue 1st March 2016.

George Kennedy

Published by nuttyprof at 9:31am on Tue 1st March 2016.

Frank Kelly.

Published by John Techno at 1:50am on Thu 3rd March 2016.

Tony Dyson, designed R2D2.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:36pm on Fri 4th March 2016.

Tony Dyson

The guy that invented the hoover...

Published by bigmal at 6:13pm on Fri 4th March 2016.
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Tony Dyson

Published by Wrongfellow at 11:54pm on Fri 4th March 2016.

Little tykes! *shakes fist*

Published by Silent Rob at 6:00am on Sun 6th March 2016.

maybe you could start a rival curmudgeonly 'Name and Shame' thread? would that make it better

...Tony Dyson

Published by foolscap (not active) at 1:06pm on Sun 6th March 2016.

Nancy Reagan. Zip it everyone! :p

Published by Silent Rob at 6:09pm on Sun 6th March 2016.

Maybe I should start a second death cull thread like Bigmal had a few years back so we have two in parallel again. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 6:10pm on Sun 6th March 2016.

Nancy Reagan....... These Boots Were Meant For Walking.....

used at the MT Carmel siege to drive those inside mad.... true story.

Published by bigmal at 7:58am on Mon 7th March 2016.

@@@Ray Tomlinson@@@

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:39pm on Mon 7th March 2016.

Ray Tomlinson the inventor of the toilet seat...

Published by bigmal at 6:43am on Tue 8th March 2016.

l@l

Published by foolscap (not active) at 2:29pm on Tue 8th March 2016.

The National Geographic

Published by bigmal at 9:10pm on Tue 8th March 2016.

George Martin.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:11am on Wed 9th March 2016.

George Martin. the 5th wanker

Fucking radio has been playing overrated shite all morning.

Published by bigmal at 7:01am on Wed 9th March 2016.

Martin George.

Published by Wrongfellow at 3:35pm on Wed 9th March 2016.

Martin RR George

Published by foolscap (not active) at 5:18pm on Wed 9th March 2016.

George Frank "Kennedy" Martin-Kelly

Published by John Techno at 5:21pm on Wed 9th March 2016.

Keith Emerson, creator of earworms doo do doo do doo do doo do di di diiiiiiidididi

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:17am on Sat 12th March 2016.

Keith Emerson inventor of Twitter.

Published by bigmal at 12:34am on Sat 12th March 2016.

This clip of Emerson is awesome. http://youtu.be/xggFzkyd288

Published by Silent Rob at 6:15am on Sat 12th March 2016.

he looked well fit in '71, get the impression he was limited by his instrument
unlike these unfit guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8EiF4YBasQ

Published by foolscap (not active) at 2:38pm on Sat 12th March 2016.

Haha. :)

This is another good one of Emerson - how to move around a stage when playing a grand piano. http://youtu.be/uSm5IQFaTZA

Published by Silent Rob at 4:48pm on Sat 12th March 2016.

Giacomo Agostin who won 15 world motorbike championships titles :0(

Published by bigmal at 11:52am on Mon 14th March 2016.

"Giacomo Agostin who won 15 world motorbike championships titles :0("

Apparently someone called Giacomo Agostini died but it was a 31 year old and not the famous motorcyclist.

Anita Brookner is dead though.

Published by space_echo at 10:07am on Tue 15th March 2016.

Sylvia Anderson- Lady Penelope

Published by bigmal at 7:27am on Wed 16th March 2016.
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Cliff Michelmore

Published by space_echo at 12:07am on Thu 17th March 2016.

Paul Daniels.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:16am on Thu 17th March 2016.

Frank somebody

Published by foolscap (not active) at 10:17am on Thu 17th March 2016.

Paul Daniels

Published by bigmal at 5:14pm on Thu 17th March 2016.

The Conservative Party before too long, with a bit of luck the way things have been going recently.

Published by John Techno at 11:07pm on Sat 19th March 2016.

Barry Hines, author of 'Threads' and the original novel filmed as 'Kes'

Published by bad-timing at 2:44pm on Sun 20th March 2016.

Rob Ford

Published by foolscap (not active) at 4:38pm on Tue 22nd March 2016.

bucket

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest.

Can you kick it? Yes, it would seem so.

Published by John Techno at 11:07am on Wed 23rd March 2016.

Johan Cruyff

Published by space_echo at 2:01pm on Thu 24th March 2016.

It's Garry Shandling's Show.... no more alas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZRUtzX7iOA

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:50am on Fri 25th March 2016.

Johan Cruyff

Published by bigmal at 1:08am on Sat 26th March 2016.

Adrienne Corri, appeared in the Dr Who story The Leisure Hive in 1981. Most people will know her as the woman in the red catsuit who was rather horrifcally gang raped by Alex and Droogs in a Clockwork Orange while they sang "singing in the rain".

Published by Silent Rob at 8:33am on Sat 26th March 2016.

Richard Bradford, lead in 60s spy serial Man in a Suitcase. Great theme tune, which Chris Evans shamelessly pinched: http://youtu.be/TxbmoNOZzWc

Published by Silent Rob at 7:59am on Sun 27th March 2016.

Terry Brain, animator who created The Trap Door and Stopit and Tidyup.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:40am on Mon 28th March 2016.

Antoine Demoitie, who died after crashing and being hit by one of the official motorbikes on the course during the Gent-Wevelgem cycling race yesterday.

Published by John Techno at 3:15pm on Mon 28th March 2016.

Tony Iommi

Published by bigmal at 3:25pm on Mon 28th March 2016.

^ Still alive Mal.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:14pm on Mon 28th March 2016.

I saw Disco Kenny on my way home from the gym, just past the Radegund. He's still alive but was limping badly

Published by foolscap (not active) at 6:14pm on Mon 28th March 2016.

"News of guitarist Tony Iommi’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2016 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Black Sabbath guitarist is alive and well." - http://en.mediamass.net/people/tony-iommi/deathhoax.html

Published by John Techno at 7:03pm on Mon 28th March 2016.

JT: I think that that death hoax site is a scam. If you google ANY celebrity and the word "dead" then it shows up with an autogenerated page with that article and the celeb, and the site gets the advertising hits. See I just did it for Prince Charlie Boy. http://en.mediamass.net/people/prince-charles/deathhoax.html

Rather clever idea, if morally suspect. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 6:14am on Tue 29th March 2016.

I've just tried to break that site by searching for things like "Basil Brush dead" or "Gordon Gopher Dead". It isn't playing ball. Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 8:28am on Tue 29th March 2016.

Ronnie Corbett.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:02pm on Thu 31st March 2016.

^ has never been in Dr Who, but appeared in a comic relief special of the Sarah Jane Adventures.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:02pm on Thu 31st March 2016.

Zaha Hadid

Published by foolscap (not active) at 4:56pm on Thu 31st March 2016.

Denise Robertson, agony aunt for This Morning. Has never been in Doctor Who.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:03pm on Fri 1st April 2016.

Erik Bauersfeld, voiced Admiral Ackbar. It's a trap!

Published by Silent Rob at 6:04am on Tue 5th April 2016.

Merle Haggard.

I am actually quite sad about this one.

Published by sam i at 10:33pm on Wed 6th April 2016.

Also, Cambridge Resale.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-Resale-store-close-trade-sol...

I am not sure whether I am sad about this, but it's the end of an era.

Published by sam i at 8:54pm on Thu 7th April 2016.

To be honest I'm amazed Cambridge resale has lasted that long. It makes absolutely no sense to sell anything to them because you could sell it on eBay or gumtree yourself for three times the price they offered. No disrespect to them, they have to make a profit too. This means that their stock was never as good as it used to be.

However I still browsed the effect pedals in the window every time I went past, just out of habit.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:36am on Fri 8th April 2016.

Dennis Davis, played drums on Bowie's Low, and other things.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:38am on Fri 8th April 2016.

CB1

Published by bigmal at 1:54pm on Fri 8th April 2016.

Joe Medicine Crow

Published by space_echo at 12:36pm on Sat 9th April 2016.

Tony Conrad

Published by bad-timing at 7:43pm on Sat 9th April 2016.

Mr Nice, aka Howard Marks.

Published by MissRegaling at 2:51am on Mon 11th April 2016.

Howard Marks

Published by bigmal at 3:42pm on Mon 11th April 2016.

It might be worth standing by the chimney outside the crem when he goes up...

Published by DeFrev at 1:31pm on Tue 12th April 2016.

David Gest

*waits for Bigmal to remind us in a few hours time*

Published by MissRegaling at 4:22pm on Tue 12th April 2016.

David Gest Apparently he was a batty boy!!

Published by bigmal at 10:24pm on Tue 12th April 2016.

Arnold Wesker

Published by MissRegaling at 1:05am on Wed 13th April 2016.

Gareth Thomas (actor).

Published by MissRegaling at 12:11am on Thu 14th April 2016.

Not just an actor! He was Blake in Blake's Seven! Never been in dr who, but he was Torchwood once.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:48am on Thu 14th April 2016.

Bigmal is late for his second announcement of Thomas today. Where is he? Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 5:55am on Thu 14th April 2016.

I blame Avon

- spoiler alert for JP who has never watched the final episode of Blakes 7 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9feQ2sXhu0

Published by foolscap (not active) at 3:18pm on Thu 14th April 2016.

I always admired the last episode of Blake's Seven. I wish that they'd have used the same ending for more TV shows. I think it would have worked wonderfully for Star Trek TNG and Friends.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:56am on Fri 15th April 2016.

Phil Sayer, the voice behind the "Mind The Gap" announcements on the London Underground.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:01pm on Fri 15th April 2016.

Doris Roberts (not to be confused with Denise Robertson).

Published by MissRegaling at 1:23am on Tue 19th April 2016.

Billy Redmayne, TT racer.

Published by bigmal at 2:27am on Wed 20th April 2016.

Victoria Wood.

Published by Silent Rob at 3:22pm on Wed 20th April 2016.

Victoria Wood the most unfunny comedian (yes even worse than Billy Connoly)

How the fuck she filled the Albert Hall I'll never know.

Published by bigmal at 5:08pm on Wed 20th April 2016.
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My mum loved Victoria wood, my father couldn't stand her. I guess bigmal takes my fathers view.

I haven't pointed out an extremely tenuous dr who connection yet. This sketch is frankly rubbish: http://youtu.be/r2vfpwW3Qnc

Published by Silent Rob at 7:23pm on Wed 20th April 2016.

How the fuck she filled the Albert Hall I'll never know.

Maybe most people aren't Scottish?

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:13pm on Wed 20th April 2016.

My FB feed this morning has quite a few tributes to Wood. I've noticed that all the people who are sad and pointing out her talent are women. There are also a few sulky Bigmal type rants about how they thought that she was extremely unfunny and annoying, all by particularly blokey men. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 8:16am on Thu 21st April 2016.

bigmal, why on earth make such sour and bitter comments, other than for trolling purposes? Grow up.

Published by DeFrev at 12:12pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

That's his raison d'etre, surely?

I never forgave her for selling out to Sky.

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 12:29pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

there's a rumour going around the office that Prince has died

Published by foolscap (not active) at 6:07pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

True story

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 7:10pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

Victoria Wood was fab. RIP.

Published by sam i at 9:02pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

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Published by MissRegaling at 9:22pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

Guy Hamilton

Published by MissRegaling at 9:24pm on Thu 21st April 2016.

Percy Sledge is the chap who dies on the same day as a superstar, so no one notices. Bit like Sky Saxon and Jacko.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:02am on Fri 22nd April 2016.
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Guy Hamilton, directed the Battle of Britain and four classic era Bond films.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:06am on Fri 22nd April 2016.

Bollocks, I've done the Bigmal thing and announced Guy Hamilton twice. Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 8:17am on Fri 22nd April 2016.

Prince... So sad.

Published by bigmal at 9:40am on Fri 22nd April 2016.

Percy Sledge died last year SR.

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 11:36am on Fri 22nd April 2016.

Chopper... Last Original Chimpanzee Used in PG Tips Ads.

Published by bigmal at 12:19pm on Fri 22nd April 2016.

Yes BB, I've just realised I've fallen victim to someone posting an old link on social media. Lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:09pm on Fri 22nd April 2016.

Keith Richards

Found not dead in LA hotel.

Published by bigmal at 12:53am on Mon 25th April 2016.

Billy Paul

Published by MissRegaling at 1:45am on Mon 25th April 2016.

Papa Wemba

Published by MissRegaling at 1:51am on Mon 25th April 2016.

Bit slow around here today.

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 9:34pm on Tue 26th April 2016.

Barry Howard

Published by MissRegaling at 5:15pm on Thu 28th April 2016.

^ Barry Howard was in Dr Who in 2009. Played a bus driver.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:04am on Fri 29th April 2016.

Jenny Diski, author and Cambridge resident

Published by foolscap (not active) at 10:21am on Fri 29th April 2016.

Anthony Hopkins.

Published by bigmal at 10:58pm on Sat 30th April 2016.

PROOF that 74% of people don't think Bigmal is funny: http://en.cpost.org/poll/anthony-hopkins/deathhoax.html

Published by Wrongfellow at 11:21am on Sun 1st May 2016.

Oh is he alive?
But he must be dead.
I read it on the internet.

Published by bigmal at 5:12pm on Sun 1st May 2016.

Ken Dodd died

Published by bigmal at 5:53pm on Tue 3rd May 2016.

Don't you mean Ken Dodd's Dad's dog?

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 10:28pm on Tue 3rd May 2016.

No, the correct reply is did he.

Ken Dodd died-...

Published by bigmal at 11:48pm on Tue 3rd May 2016.

This is getting very boring Bigmal.

The very much still alive Ken Dodd is actually playing at the arts threate this coming Sunday. Been sold out for ages, I'm not exactly sure how but there you go.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:58am on Wed 4th May 2016.

Harry Kroto, Wisbech-born discoverer (along with Richard Smalley and Robert Curle) of buckyballs and other fullerenes.

Published by John Techno at 12:16pm on Wed 4th May 2016.

For fuck sake

Ken Dodd died...

did he

No Doddee

Published by bigmal at 2:04pm on Wed 4th May 2016.

Reg Grundy, created neighbours, sons and daughters, prisoner cell block h and everything else on Australian TV.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:20am on Mon 9th May 2016.

Justin Bieber

Published by bigmal at 6:47pm on Mon 9th May 2016.

wishful thinking! lol

Published by foolscap (not active) at 8:06pm on Mon 9th May 2016.

I'm not even going to bother to check that mal. Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 6:08am on Tue 10th May 2016.

Gijs Verdick, Dutch cyclist who suffered two heart attacks in the early hours of this morning while at the Carpathian Couriers race - 21 years old.

Edit: turns out he's not dead (damn you Twitter), but has suffered serious brain damage as a result of the heart attacks.

Edit v.2: he is now though. So is 27-year-old Canadian downhill mountain biker Steve Smith, who died followed a motorbike accident.

Published by John Techno at 10:39am on Tue 10th May 2016.
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Peter Behrens, drummer of Trio.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:10am on Fri 13th May 2016.

This clip of Trio is also awesome. Lol! http://youtu.be/VoZNbVGYl8o

Published by Silent Rob at 6:20am on Fri 13th May 2016.
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Isao Tomita

Published by space_echo at 12:46pm on Sun 15th May 2016.

You're a bit late Space_Echo he died on the 3th.

minus 100 wan points for a wrong entry.

Published by bigmal at 5:26pm on Sun 15th May 2016.

How many negative WAN points are given for all those 'not dead yet' announcements? lol

Published by foolscap (not active) at 8:02pm on Sun 15th May 2016.

Tut tut bigmal. Lol. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 5:42am on Mon 16th May 2016.

Tony Barrow, worked for the Beatles, invented the phrase "fab four". Has never been in Dr Who.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:42am on Mon 16th May 2016.

I suggest we make this thread a little more interesting. We each get to pick 15 people who we think might die this year. We get points for everyone we successfully predict. 1 point for over anyone over 80, 2 points or 70+, 3 for 60+ etc.

Anyone game?

Published by Free Will at 10:04am on Mon 16th May 2016.

yep a proper death pool... Different thread maybe Will

Published by bigmal at 11:44am on Mon 16th May 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 2:32am on Tue 17th May 2016.

Yet another mistake. Madeleine Lebeau died on the 1st of May 2016.

Published by bigmal at 4:34pm on Tue 17th May 2016.

She went quietly. only just read it on Boing Boing
http://boingboing.net/2016/05/16/madeleine-lebeau-casablanca.html

Published by foolscap (not active) at 4:40pm on Tue 17th May 2016.

Guy Clark. Who I always confuse with Gene Clark.

I couldn't name a song by either, sadly.

Published by sam i at 8:41pm on Tue 17th May 2016.

Marlene Marder of Kleenex/Liliput.

Published by space_echo at 9:31am on Wed 18th May 2016.

Flute Man, an elderly chap who regularly showed up during events at Manchester Velodrome where he would stand in the Upper Tier seating and play the flute, always breaking into "on Ilkley Moor Baht 'at" when a rider from Yorkshire went past.

Turns out his name was Frank Griffiths. The very best sort of celebrity.

Published by John Techno at 10:32pm on Wed 18th May 2016.
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Alan Young, big role in George Pal's The Time Machine and voiced Scrooge McDuck. Had no idea he was still alive!

Published by Silent Rob at 1:28pm on Sat 21st May 2016.

Nick Menza, drummer of Megadeth during the years that all the metalheads liked them. Everyone had a mate at school who always wore those Megadeth t shirts.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:14pm on Sun 22nd May 2016.
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Burt Kwouk

Published by space_echo at 4:07pm on Tue 24th May 2016.

^ Kwouk was in Doctor Who in 1982, because they needed an actor of Asian appearance, like many of his roles.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:50pm on Tue 24th May 2016.

Cato from the Pink Panther films.

Published by bigmal at 8:13pm on Tue 24th May 2016.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 8:58pm on Tue 24th May 2016.

Bill Pertwee

TURN THAT LIGHT OUT.

Published by bigmal at 2:28am on Sat 28th May 2016.

He died two years ago Mal. Lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:54am on Sat 28th May 2016.

Nicholas Fisk, author of assorted children's novels including Trillions, Grinny and Time Trap. He said he aimed to encourage children to think about "new times, possibilities and situations," which suggests he was a fairly good sort of bloke. Died aged 92. 10th May.

Published by John Techno at 10:13pm on Sat 28th May 2016.

Carla Lane

Published by bigmal at 8:33pm on Tue 31st May 2016.

Dave Swarbrick.

(One day I'll just make up a name at random and post it on this thread, to see who's paying the most attention.)

Published by Wrongfellow at 8:31pm on Fri 3rd June 2016.

Muhammad Ali. Amazed he lasted this long, but still a shame.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:24am on Sat 4th June 2016.

Muhammad Ali.

Published by bigmal at 1:01pm on Sat 4th June 2016.

Ali G.

Published by John Techno at 8:02pm on Sat 4th June 2016.

(One day I'll just make up a name at random and post it on this thread, to see who's paying the most attention.)

Mariam Franklin-kenea

Published by Silent Rob at 6:05am on Sun 5th June 2016.

Ginger Baker has cancelled all his gigs on advice from his doctors about 'heart problems'. (Didn't know he had one?)

Published by nuttyprof at 4:43pm on Mon 6th June 2016.

A while back I met a horrifically pissed bloke in the pub beer garden who claimed to be a millionaire because he was ginger baker's son, and ginger baker had left him a fortune. We pointed out that ginger baker was still alive, and also only had two daughters, so please could he fuck off. If ginger baker does die then the annoying pissed bloke will have half a good story.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:15pm on Mon 6th June 2016.

Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson

Published by bigmal at 1:04pm on Tue 7th June 2016.

Viktor Korchnoi

Published by foolscap (not active) at 4:00pm on Tue 7th June 2016.

Silent Rob - I wonder if this might be the same horrifically pissed bloke who used to hang about the East Road/Newmarket Road roundabout, claiming to have been on the Titanic. His story fell flat on two counts: 1, he was about 45, 2, the picture of the Titanic he showed you when telling you he'd been onboard was of a small single-masted yacht. I gave him a quid for a good story.

Published by John Techno at 12:44am on Wed 8th June 2016.

Haha! I remember there used to be two pissed blokes hanging around east road Roundabout. One of them was the legendary "white lightning guy". On my way to work the white lighting guy would be sitting quietly nursing a 3 litre bottle of white lightning. On my way home from work he would be animated, waving his now empty bottle, yelling "you fucking bastards! I am the Virgin Mary! I will shoot you with my CANNON!", or similar.

White lightning guy now hangs out on the bench next to the war memorial on Newmarket road by Tesco next to what used to be the seven stars. He seems to have stopped the shouting.

Ginger baker's "son" wasn't the same as the east road two I'm afraid.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:51am on Wed 8th June 2016.

Janet Waldo - voiced Penelope Pitstop, Judy Jetson from the Jetsons and Josie from Josie and the Pussycats. :O

96 years old.

Published by Silent Rob at 2:16pm on Mon 13th June 2016.

Michu Meszaros, played ALF in ALF.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:53am on Tue 14th June 2016.

Tom Leppard, previously the worlds most tattooed man. Lived in a hut on the isle of Skye for most of his life.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:41am on Thu 16th June 2016.

Meat Loaf

Published by bigmal at 4:17pm on Fri 17th June 2016.

^ collapsed on stage recently, still alive.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:46am on Sat 18th June 2016.

dagnabit

Published by bigmal at 2:33pm on Sat 18th June 2016.
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Joe Cox MP

Published by bigmal at 6:11pm on Sun 19th June 2016.

Anton Yelchin, played Chekov in the shit new Star Trek reboots. Horribly young at 27.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:55am on Mon 20th June 2016.

Anton Yelchin

Published by bigmal at 7:37am on Mon 20th June 2016.

Blimey: Sinead O’Connor

Published by bigmal at 9:48pm on Mon 20th June 2016.

Knob

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 12:45am on Tue 21st June 2016.

Gordon Murray, creator of Camberwick Green and Trumpton.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:23pm on Thu 30th June 2016.

Caroline Aherne.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:47pm on Sat 2nd July 2016.

Robin Hardy, directed the wicker man.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:48pm on Sat 2nd July 2016.

Caroline Aherne

Published by bigmal at 6:19pm on Sat 2nd July 2016.

Robin Hardy, directed the wicker man.

Published by John Techno at 12:24am on Sun 3rd July 2016.

Caroline Aherne

Published by John Techno at 12:24am on Sun 3rd July 2016.

Right, next person who announces someone twice is on the list. Lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:57am on Sun 3rd July 2016.

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John McIntyre in MASH.

Published by Wrongfellow at 9:41am on Sun 3rd July 2016.

Wrongfellow is first on my list. Fifty WANpoints.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:45am on Sun 3rd July 2016.

Elie Wiesel.

"Whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation, take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

Published by bigmal at 3:42pm on Sun 3rd July 2016.

Jonathan Cainer. He also predicted this celebrity death cull

Published by lizziep at 5:18pm on Sun 3rd July 2016.
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Veena Sahasrabuddhe

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:20am on Wed 6th July 2016.

Susan Boyle

Published by bigmal at 7:51pm on Mon 11th July 2016.

knob

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 12:12am on Tue 12th July 2016.

I don't bother checking when BM posts a death anymore. Lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:39am on Tue 12th July 2016.

Stephen Young, member of colourbox. Co wrote/co produced Pump up the Volume in MARRS.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:33am on Fri 15th July 2016.

Alan Vega, from Suicide (the protopunk electronic duo). :(

Published by Silent Rob at 5:57am on Sun 17th July 2016.
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As someone who generally can't be bothered with proper case lettering that has to be one of the few examples of where missing a capital letter is highly misleading. He died in his sleep. I'll be lucky to reach 78

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/17/suicide-frontman-and-ele...

Published by foolscap (not active) at 4:13pm on Sun 17th July 2016.

Edited! :)

Published by Silent Rob at 5:16pm on Sun 17th July 2016.

Alan Vega

Published by bigmal at 5:20pm on Sun 17th July 2016.

Rowan Atkinson

Published by bigmal at 8:49pm on Sun 17th July 2016.

Bigmal gets minus 6 WANpoints for announcing Vega twice. Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 5:45am on Mon 18th July 2016.

lol

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 4:10pm on Tue 19th July 2016.

Gil Scott-Heron

Published by bigmal at 9:45pm on Tue 19th July 2016.

knob

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 12:34am on Wed 20th July 2016.

Sandy Pearlman, produced Give 'Em Enough Rope and lots of things by Blue Oyster Cult.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:35pm on Wed 27th July 2016.

Quiet here at the moment innit? As ever, this means that we must be gearing up for a major death. Possibly the Queen, or at the very least Phil.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:36pm on Wed 27th July 2016.

Chief David Bald Eagle.

Published by space_echo at 8:46pm on Wed 27th July 2016.

Jerry Doyle

Published by bigmal at 7:38pm on Thu 28th July 2016.

Mrs Mangel

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:54pm on Fri 29th July 2016.

Ken Barrie, voiced Postman Pat and sang the theme tune.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:42pm on Fri 29th July 2016.

Ken Barrie

Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

Published by bigmal at 8:13pm on Fri 29th July 2016.

Bigmal, six thousand WANpoints for announcing postman pat twice. Lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:08am on Sat 30th July 2016.

SR you need some minus WAN points for that horrendous earworm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHUxOJ8N-s0

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:44pm on Sat 30th July 2016.

That remix is badly in need of some growling bass. It sounds a bit wimpy without it. :)

They've rebooted postman pat, the new theme tune is rubbish.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:09pm on Sat 30th July 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 5:31pm on Sat 30th July 2016.

David Huddleston, played the title roles in Santa Claus: The Movie, and The Big Lebrowski.

Has never been in Dr Who, but has been in Star Trek.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:53am on Fri 5th August 2016.

Clint Eastwood

Published by bigmal at 11:43pm on Sun 7th August 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:40am on Mon 8th August 2016.

Minus Six hundred thousand WANpoints for Bigmal for Clint Eastwood. Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 5:46am on Mon 8th August 2016.

Kenny Baker, R2-D2, Time Bandits, The Goonies

Published by bad-timing at 5:07pm on Sat 13th August 2016.

Time Bandits was such an awesome film... and 83
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fIpqCnSUVs

Published by foolscap (not active) at 6:36pm on Sat 13th August 2016.

Kenny Baker, Star Wars R2-D2 and Ommpa Lumpa.

Published by bigmal at 6:59pm on Sat 13th August 2016.

This means that half the dwarves in time bandits are now dead. :(

Published by Silent Rob at 5:42am on Sun 14th August 2016.

Oh yeah, Bigmal gets minus 6 million WANpoints for announcing Kenny Baker twice. Lol. ;)

Published by Silent Rob at 10:45am on Sun 14th August 2016.

I didn't mention him twice.

Published by bigmal at 6:36pm on Sun 14th August 2016.

Lucien Blyau, who won the Tour of Belgium in 1947 and looked all set to be one of history's great cyclists until a broken knee ended his career two years later. Lucien was regular at the Tour de France for the last 40 or so years, where he'd usually be found 20km from the finish line of each stage giving drinks (purchased by himself) to riders - they won't usually take drinks from spectators in case something's been added to make them fail anti-doping tests, but Lucien was trusted.

Published by John Techno at 11:31am on Wed 24th August 2016.

Alcoholic drinks ^^?

Published by bigmal at 9:47pm on Wed 24th August 2016.

Julien Moineau

Occasionally - it's not unknown at the Tour and was common once upon a time. Two specific riders come to mind: Tom Simpson, who had been drinking brandy (and swallowing amphetamines) when he collapsed and died on Mont Ventoux in the 1967 Tour and Jacques Anquetil (the first man to win the Tour five times) who treated the indigestion that threatened to ruin his chances as he raced to the top of the Puy de Dôme by downing half a bottle of champagne.

A third example is one of my favourite Tour stories and dates from the 224km Stage 17 in 1934 - it was a hellishly hot day and came right after two mountain stages of 325km and 194km, so none of the riders were really in the mood for racing and when they reached a village where the locals had set up trestle tables laden with plenty of ice cold beer, they were more than happy to stop and take advantage of the hospitality. What they didn't realise until too late was that the "villagers" were actually friends of a rider named Julien "The Sparrow" Moineau who hadn't stopped, had set the whole trick up at his own expense and was by that time too far away up the road for anyone to stop him winning the stage.

It was dirty tactic, but everyone appreciates a free beer and Moineau probably remains the most popular cheat in the history of sport to this day.

Published by John Techno at 1:05am on Thu 25th August 2016.
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Gene Wilder

Published by bigmal at 9:13pm on Mon 29th August 2016.

Manymen12. Bludeoned to death by Silent Rob for posting an entire page of shite on WAN. Let that be a lesson to others. Lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:03am on Sun 4th September 2016.

Prince Buster

Published by space_echo at 10:48pm on Thu 8th September 2016.

Edward Albee, playwright, wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:08am on Sun 18th September 2016.

Don Buchla, synth pioneer

Published by bad-timing at 5:38pm on Sun 18th September 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:58am on Thu 22nd September 2016.

Terence Bayler, Leggy Mountbatten in All You Need is Cash, had small roles in Life of Brian, Brazil and Time Bandits. Appeared in Dr Who twice in the 1960's.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:56am on Thu 22nd September 2016.

Derek "Dick Dastardly" Stewart. Dick set a number of cycling time trial records when he was 17 in 1953, then went off to do his national service and didn't return to cycling for fifty years. In 2003, he rejoined his old club Deeside Thistle and set some new records for riders aged 65+. Among other things, he was a TV repair engineer, led desert convoys in Iraq during WW2, worked on oilrigs as a diver, a technician and a drone pilot, appeared on some TV shows and was once in an airliner that nearly crashed after flying through a volcanic dustcloud.

Published by John Techno at 11:47am on Thu 22nd September 2016.

Shimon Peres, ninth President of Israel.

Published by Wrongfellow at 5:04pm on Wed 28th September 2016.

Ann Emery, who played Ethel Meaker in "Rentaghost".

(Two in a row, again!)

Published by Wrongfellow at 4:10pm on Fri 30th September 2016.

Julie Andrews

Published by bigmal at 9:38pm on Sat 1st October 2016.

knob

Published by B-bam at 10:15pm on Sat 1st October 2016.

Hey BB

Published by bigmal at 6:56pm on Sun 2nd October 2016.

That's B-Bam to you. Sir B-Bam.

Published by B-bam at 11:11pm on Sun 2nd October 2016.

Rod Temperton

Published by bigmal at 5:20pm on Wed 5th October 2016.

Andrzej Wajda

Published by space_echo at 12:13am on Mon 10th October 2016.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Published by foolscap (not active) at 1:45pm on Thu 13th October 2016.

Dario Fo

Published by space_echo at 7:13pm on Thu 13th October 2016.

Gilli Smyth

Published by bigmal at 11:21pm on Fri 14th October 2016.

Jean Alexander

Published by nuttyprof at 6:48am on Sat 15th October 2016.

Jimmy Perry

Writer of Dads Army, Aint Half Hot Mum and Hi de Hi...

Published by bigmal at 6:05pm on Sun 23rd October 2016.

Bobby Vee

Published by space_echo at 6:54pm on Mon 24th October 2016.

Pete Burns.

Published by bigmal at 7:13pm on Mon 24th October 2016.

Jean-Jacques Perrey

Published by Silent Rob at 5:41am on Sun 6th November 2016.

Danny Trejo

Machete

Published by bigmal at 3:58pm on Sun 6th November 2016.

John Carson, Hammer Horror and villain playing extraordinaire. Appeared in Dr Who in 1983.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:49am on Mon 7th November 2016.

Jimmy Young. For decades he presented that midmorning show on radio 2 in which reactionary old people phoned in and moaned about the yoof of today, lack of respect and the price of fish. Didn't they go on and on?

Published by Silent Rob at 5:48am on Tue 8th November 2016.

Danny Trejo is not dead.

Published by DeathProof Promotion at 8:46am on Tue 8th November 2016.

Leonard Cohen

Published by Silent Rob at 6:01am on Fri 11th November 2016.

Leonard Cohen

Published by bigmal at 9:51am on Fri 11th November 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 11:07pm on Fri 11th November 2016.

Robert Vaughn

Published by space_echo at 11:32pm on Fri 11th November 2016.

Robert Vaughn

Published by bigmal at 11:48pm on Sat 12th November 2016.

bigmal

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:57am on Sun 13th November 2016.

LOL

Published by B-bam at 11:47am on Sun 13th November 2016.

i'm wondering if bigmal tops, (or even appears on) the lol-ometer will that trigger the WAN auto-self destruct sequence (or article 50)? these, and other questions will be answered in the next edition of.... soap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f49VXP4ON1w

Published by foolscap (not active) at 5:38pm on Sun 13th November 2016.

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Lupita Tovar, star of numerous films in the 1930s. Yep, the 1930s - she was 106 when she died (and probably didn't look like this anymore).

Published by John Techno at 1:03am on Tue 15th November 2016.
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Tony Hart never put my pictures in the gallery. Bastard.

Published by John Techno at 1:06am on Tue 15th November 2016.

Leon Russel

Published by nuttyprof at 10:03am on Tue 15th November 2016.

Warren Mitchell

Published by bigmal at 10:59pm on Tue 15th November 2016.

Lol

Published by John Techno at 11:28pm on Tue 15th November 2016.

Sailent Rob

I am watching.

Published by bigmal at 11:50pm on Wed 16th November 2016.

biglol

Published by B-bam at 10:53am on Thu 17th November 2016.

Craig Gill, drummer of Inspiral Carpets.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:47pm on Tue 22nd November 2016.

Craig Gill.

Published by bigmal at 5:42pm on Tue 22nd November 2016.

That's odd - "This Is How It Feels" was my earworm today.

Published by John Techno at 1:24am on Wed 23rd November 2016.

Elton John.... Blimey

Published by bigmal at 8:19pm on Wed 23rd November 2016.

knob

Published by B-bam at 12:07am on Thu 24th November 2016.

if I was SR i would just delete this thread "take the power back" as RATM would say

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:28pm on Thu 24th November 2016.

I like having a record of previous year's going back though. We've kept this going since 2008 ish, lol.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:56pm on Thu 24th November 2016.

Fidel Castro.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:53am on Sat 26th November 2016.

I suspected he died years ago, but the Cuban Government covered it up.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:54am on Sat 26th November 2016.

"Socialism or Death!", he famously declared.

Well, now we know.

Published by Wrongfellow at 1:05pm on Sat 26th November 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 11:14pm on Mon 28th November 2016.

yeah, i thought the same SR.

Published by B-bam at 12:40am on Tue 29th November 2016.

Cuban Government: "Hmm, not even North Korea have managed to pretend that their leader is immortal. We'd better make the announcement this year before everyone becomes suspicious. Would just after Trump's election be the best time to maximise publicity?"

Published by Silent Rob at 8:24am on Tue 29th November 2016.

Michael "Jim" Delligatti, inventor of the BigMac.

I had one of those once. It was fucking disgusting.

Published by John Techno at 6:57pm on Wed 30th November 2016.

I don't think I've ever been to a McDonalds. For years Cambridge didn't have one, then I reached my teens and decided I didn't agree with them. I've been to Burger King many times though.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:05am on Thu 1st December 2016.

Joe Dever, wrote the Lone Wolf fantasy game books. Book two was impossibly difficult.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:05am on Thu 1st December 2016.

Andrew Sachs ,,,, Que

Published by bigmal at 1:50am on Fri 2nd December 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 2:35am on Fri 2nd December 2016.

I wonder what 2016 is going to bring out of the hat for it's big finale? It's possibly going to be Jagger, Macka, ant and Dec or the Queen. Possibly all at once.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:36am on Fri 2nd December 2016.

^Fingers crossed.

Published by John Techno at 12:24pm on Fri 2nd December 2016.

Alice Drummond, played the librarian at the start of ghostbusters.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:53am on Sat 3rd December 2016.

Peter Vaughan, recurring parts in GoT and Porridge.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:04pm on Tue 6th December 2016.

Peter Vaughn

Published by bigmal at 7:59pm on Tue 6th December 2016.

Published by John Techno at 11:42pm on Tue 6th December 2016.

oh no! :(

Published by B-bam at 12:50am on Wed 7th December 2016.

Greg Lake, from King Crimson and ELP. Only Palmer left now.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:09pm on Thu 8th December 2016.

y'know there's no point in naming anyone famous as it'll just be duplicated... oh what the hell... i'm Spartacus

Greg Lake :(

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:23pm on Thu 8th December 2016.

John Glenn, first American astronaut to orbit the Earth (in 1962) and later became the oldest ever astronaut when he returned to space in 1998 at the age of 77.

Also became a Democrat senator, which is a bit like being a Tory MP - but one of the slightly less shit ones.

Published by John Techno at 10:22pm on Thu 8th December 2016.
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John Glen... Supposedly walked on the moon.

Published by bigmal at 9:29am on Fri 9th December 2016.

He never walked on the moon. Out of twelve people who have walked on the moon, seven are still alive.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:34am on Fri 9th December 2016.

Supposedly.

Published by bigmal at 11:26am on Fri 9th December 2016.

The truth is out there.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:14pm on Fri 9th December 2016.

Giant steps is what you take...

Published by bigmal at 6:20pm on Fri 9th December 2016.

i thought it was Sting who was the first to walk on the moon

Published by foolscap (not active) at 6:23pm on Fri 9th December 2016.

Can't stand her.

Published by bigmal at 6:28pm on Fri 9th December 2016.

A A Gill, odious restaurant critic and writer.

Mugabe, Murdoch, Cameron and Trump next please 2016.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:36pm on Sat 10th December 2016.

Etienne Fabre, rider with the French cycling team AG2R La Mondiale - slipped on frozen snow while hiking in the Massif des Bauges.

Published by John Techno at 12:35pm on Mon 12th December 2016.

talking of weather, someone else died

Published by foolscap (not active) at 6:29pm on Mon 12th December 2016.

Yes, Ian McCaskill.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:43am on Tue 13th December 2016.

Ian McCaskill

Published by bigmal at 12:43pm on Tue 13th December 2016.

My aunty Neena who died yesterday peacefully in her sleep aged 100 years old.

Published by bigmal at 11:27pm on Wed 14th December 2016.

Sorry to hear that Mal.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:55am on Sat 17th December 2016.

Right, I reckon the Queen is going to go on Christmas Day. Proper 2016 mic drop.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:56am on Sat 17th December 2016.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Published by space_echo at 12:10am on Mon 19th December 2016.

Rabbi Lionel Blue

Published by space_echo at 1:36pm on Mon 19th December 2016.

Carrie Fisher: don't even think about it 2016.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:37am on Sat 24th December 2016.

Rick Parftt, Status Quo guitarist.

Published by Silent Rob at 3:52pm on Sat 24th December 2016.

jeez louise

Published by B-bam at 5:34pm on Sat 24th December 2016.

Ric Parfit, thee most annoying guitarist known to man.

Published by bigmal at 12:17pm on Sun 25th December 2016.

George Michael :-o

Published by MissRegaling at 11:07pm on Sun 25th December 2016.

George toilet fun boy Michael

Published by bigmal at 11:22pm on Sun 25th December 2016.

I note that the queen was too ill to attend church at Sandringham. They palace said that it was a cold, but there's no way they are going to announce her death on Christmas Day, then show her recorded speech. Expect a big announcement around 8am today. ;)

Published by Silent Rob at 6:01am on Mon 26th December 2016.

Beginning to suspect I may have been wrong...

Published by Silent Rob at 11:13am on Mon 26th December 2016.

Liz Smith who played Nanna in the Royle family

Published by bigmal at 11:33pm on Mon 26th December 2016.

2016 got her in the end... Carrie Fisher

Published by bigmal at 6:07pm on Tue 27th December 2016.

Richard Adams author of "Bright Eyes" shite "Watership Down"...

Published by bigmal at 6:18pm on Tue 27th December 2016.
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I'm starting to think WAN is responsible for all these celebrity deaths somehow.

Published by B-bam at 6:40pm on Tue 27th December 2016.

Vera Rubin, who demonstrated the existence of dark matter, and also the practicality of black women becoming accomplished scientists.

Published by Wrongfellow at 8:45pm on Tue 27th December 2016.

Carrie Fisher's mum, Debbie Reynolds.

Published by B-bam at 1:59am on Thu 29th December 2016.

Zsa Zsa Gabor's (adopted) son has just died too.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:17am on Thu 29th December 2016.

Debbie Reynolds

Published by bigmal at 1:13pm on Thu 29th December 2016.

knob

Published by B-bam at 1:27pm on Thu 29th December 2016.

This one goes back a few months, but...

Dr Donald Henderson, mastermind behind the eradication of the smallpox virus - a creature so different to ourselves that even the hippies don't object to wiping it out.

Published by Wrongfellow at 11:26am on Fri 30th December 2016.

B-BAm why do you keep writing knob, are you after some bum fun?

Published by bigmal at 4:21pm on Fri 30th December 2016.

You act like a knob. I call you a knob. Cause and effect innit.

Published by B-bam at 4:55pm on Fri 30th December 2016.

William Salice, invented Kinder Surprise eggs.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:47pm on Fri 30th December 2016.

So how am I acting like a knob?

Published by bigmal at 6:36pm on Fri 30th December 2016.

Kubler

Ferdinand Kubler, winner of the 1950 Tour de France, World Road Race Champion in 1951 and winner of the Points Competition at the 1954 Tour de France. Until Thursday, he was the oldest living winner of the Tour (and he remains the longest-lived Tour winner).

Published by John Techno at 10:24pm on Fri 30th December 2016.

William Christopher the padre from Mash.

Published by bigmal at 5:56pm on Sun 1st January 2017.

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