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The 2017 Celebrity Death Cull Thread

Go on. Start another one. I dare you.

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:31pm on Sat 24th December 2016. Viewed 4,996 times.
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Predictions: Her Maj, David Attenborough, Dennis Skinner, Dr John, Western civilisation

Published by John Techno at 12:15pm on Sun 25th December 2016.

All good guesses. I'll add that cunt Paul McCartney (pleeeeeeease) and Steven Hawkins.

Published by bigmal at 12:20pm on Sun 25th December 2016.

It's rumoured the BBC are planning a second Planet Earth series however, and obviously Attenborough's far too professional to die before that's finished.

Bruce Forsyth is a possibility, too.

Published by John Techno at 1:06pm on Sun 25th December 2016.

Well, I'll repeat my predictions of Rupert Murdoch and George R. R. Martin.

I'll leave it to the readers to decide which of the two would piss me off the most. ;)

Published by Wrongfellow at 1:05pm on Mon 26th December 2016.

Karl Palmer ELP

Published by nuttyprof at 6:57am on Tue 27th December 2016.

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Published by bigmal at 6:17pm on Tue 27th December 2016.

Trump - heart attack, mid July.
Putin - unexplained incident involving porcupines, late April.

Published by John Techno at 4:51pm on Wed 28th December 2016.

John Berger :(

Published by B-bam at 8:54pm on Mon 2nd January 2017.

Om Puri

Published by nuttyprof at 4:03am on Sat 7th January 2017.

"All good guesses. I'll add that cunt Paul McCartney (pleeeeeeease) and Steven Hawkins."

Be a pity when Steven Hawkins dies. His efforts to end the death penalty for juvenile crimes have been admirable.

Published by John Techno at 8:40pm on Sat 7th January 2017.

Peter Sarstedt - where did you go to my lurvly....aaaaarrrgh rubs knees.

Published by bigmal at 5:46pm on Sun 8th January 2017.

Graham Taylor. This is a joke I remember from school:

A boy is taken into social care and they begin making enquiries as to if any relatives can take him on. They ask the boy about his uncle. The boy says "No! He beats me!".
What about your father in law?
"No! He beats me too!".
Your cousin?
"No! She beats me too!".

Is there anyone who you would like to live with?
"I want to live with Graham Taylor. He never beats anyone!"

Published by Silent Rob at 1:42pm on Thu 12th January 2017.

Larry Steinbachek, Bronski Beat keyboard player

Published by bad-timing at 10:37pm on Thu 12th January 2017.

Tell me why?

Published by Priority 23 at 12:02pm on Fri 13th January 2017.

Tommy Allsup, who tossed a coin with Ritchie Valens to see who should get the last seat on the aeroplane carrying Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, and lost.

Published by John Techno at 12:33pm on Fri 13th January 2017.
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Lord Snowden (Anthony Armstrong-Jones)

Published by B-bam at 3:38pm on Fri 13th January 2017.

Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowden)

Published by bigmal at 9:36pm on Fri 13th January 2017.

William Peter Blatty, guy that wrote the Exorcist.

Published by bigmal at 9:37pm on Fri 13th January 2017.

the crap english coach whatshisname

Published by bigmal at 2:23am on Sun 15th January 2017.

Stirling Moss to take pole position soon?

Published by John Techno at 3:37pm on Sun 15th January 2017.

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:00am on Tue 17th January 2017.

William Onyeabor

Published by space_echo at 1:56pm on Wed 18th January 2017.

Baroness Heyhoe Flint, who played in the first ever women's cricket match at Lords.

Published by John Techno at 5:43pm on Wed 18th January 2017.

Miguel Ferrer, big roles in Robocop and Twin Peaks.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:07am on Fri 20th January 2017.

Mike Kellie, drummer in the Only Ones & Spooky Tooth.

Published by DarrylW at 9:37am on Fri 20th January 2017.

Mark Fisher / k-punk, writer

Published by bad-timing at 10:45pm on Sun 22nd January 2017.

Jaki Liebezeit of Can :(

Published by bad-timing at 10:46pm on Sun 22nd January 2017.

Jaki Liebezeit

Published by bigmal at 10:51pm on Sun 22nd January 2017.

Gutted about Leibezeit. :(

Published by Silent Rob at 5:31am on Mon 23rd January 2017.

Pete Overend Watts, bass player from Mott the Hoople.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:31am on Mon 23rd January 2017.

'Allo 'Allo (or should that be goodbye goodbye...) star Gorden Kaye.

Published by MissRegaling at 4:04pm on Mon 23rd January 2017.

Gorden Kaye.

Published by bigmal at 8:44pm on Mon 23rd January 2017.

Miguel Ferrer

Published by bigmal at 9:27pm on Mon 23rd January 2017.

Jaki Liebezeit, ex-drummer from Can

Published by John Techno at 1:33pm on Tue 24th January 2017.

People are announcing everyone multiple times again. One trillion WANpoints off for all concerned! ;)

Published by Silent Rob at 2:13pm on Tue 24th January 2017.

That's because we're all too lazy to check the posts above our own :-)

Published by John Techno at 11:40pm on Tue 24th January 2017.

^ Lol. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 5:41am on Thu 26th January 2017.

Mary Tyler Moore

Published by Silent Rob at 5:41am on Thu 26th January 2017.

Rory McGrath's career.

Published by John Techno at 1:38pm on Thu 26th January 2017.

Hahahahaha

Published by bigmal at 1:45am on Fri 27th January 2017.

I thought it had died some time ago.

Published by B-bam at 1:16pm on Fri 27th January 2017.

John Hurt. :(

This ís the first Doctor Who to die since 1996. Also the first not to die in chronological order.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:44am on Sat 28th January 2017.
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John Hurt.

Published by bigmal at 8:52pm on Sat 28th January 2017.

"I thought it had died some time ago."

Should have done, but he still shows up on the occasional panel show - and chances are Three Men In A Boat is being shown right now on one of the cable channels.

Published by John Techno at 9:21pm on Sat 28th January 2017.

oh yeah, i'd forgotten about that show. I never saw it, plus I haven't had a TV for two years now so miss a lot of shit stuff, thankfully.

Published by B-bam at 11:56am on Sun 29th January 2017.

Gutted about John Hurt. I saw him in Jackie this week and was surprised at how old he was looking, but 77 really isn't that old these days.

I'm feeling a bit beleaguered by all this death, and not just the celebrity ones. There just seems to be a lot of it about right now.

Published by B-bam at 12:00pm on Sun 29th January 2017.

I was TVless for a couple of years and really didn't miss it at all. Radio 4 is way better than telly anyway.

Published by John Techno at 3:14pm on Sun 29th January 2017.

Yeah I love R4 but get sick of all the news bulletins. I'm sick of news all round really.

Published by B-bam at 12:36am on Mon 30th January 2017.

Hurt was seriously ill with cancer about 3 years ago, that aged him by about 10 years in six months, sadly.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:39am on Mon 30th January 2017.

Tony Hart.

Published by John Techno at 12:48am on Tue 31st January 2017.

(Just thought I'd get that one out of the way)

Published by John Techno at 12:48am on Tue 31st January 2017.

Bastard never put my work in the gallery.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:10am on Tue 31st January 2017.

Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namico, which created Pac-Man and were big players in the video game boom of the 70's and 80's.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:27am on Tue 31st January 2017.

Deke Leonard of the Man band.

Published by nuttyprof at 7:03am on Fri 3rd February 2017.

Bastard never put my work in the gallery.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:43am on Sat 4th February 2017.

SheldonBrown

Not exactly current, but I'd like to point out that Sheldon Brown died on this day in 2008.

Published by John Techno at 12:59am on Sat 4th February 2017.

David Axelrod

Published by John Techno at 11:48am on Mon 6th February 2017.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. I wasn't a fan, but 45 is a shitty age to go.

Also Alan Simpson, who wrote Steptoe and Son. I wasn't a fan of that either.

Published by John Techno at 4:00pm on Wed 8th February 2017.
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Roger Walkowiak, who - since the death of Ferdinand Kubler in December (http://www.wereallneighbours.co.uk/idlechat/message.php?id=48985&page=...) - has been the oldest surviving Tour de France winner. He won in 1956.

Should the question come up in a pub quiz, folks, the oldest surviving winner is now Felice Gimondi, who won in 1965.

Published by John Techno at 10:36pm on Wed 8th February 2017.
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Tara Boodeeay Palmer-Tomkinson. Socialite slapper.

Published by bigmal at 6:11pm on Fri 10th February 2017.

More progressive attitudes towards women from bigmal.

Published by B-bam at 12:14pm on Sat 11th February 2017.

Also: he repeated a name from earlier in the list. Again! :þ

Published by Silent Rob at 3:38pm on Sat 11th February 2017.

Al Jerreau

Published by MissRegaling at 10:17pm on Sun 12th February 2017.

Well B-bam, how would you describe someone that keeps herself in the news by who she sleeps with?

Published by bigmal at 2:51pm on Tue 14th February 2017.

Firstly, I don't think she particularly wanted to be in the news, and secondly, it's no-one else's goddamn business who she or any other woman sleeps with or how many.

Published by B-bam at 9:24pm on Tue 14th February 2017.

We've been here before with that cockwomble, grabsplatter who charmingly said something similar about one of Murdoch's minions.

Published by B-bam at 9:30pm on Tue 14th February 2017.

One for Bigmal: Kim Jong-Nam, brother of North Korean premier Kim Jong-Un, murdered by a woman in a LOL shirt.

http://nypost.com/2017/02/15/assassin-targeting-kim-jong-uns-half-brot...

Published by Wrongfellow at 9:30pm on Wed 15th February 2017.

I had to LOL when I heard this on the news.

Published by B-bam at 11:09pm on Wed 15th February 2017.

Lol!

Published by Silent Rob at 5:50am on Thu 16th February 2017.

I propose a WANmeet at which we all wear these: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/lol_dark_t_shirt-235796830117535141

(Not really, though. £21 for a t-shirt? Fuck that.)

Published by John Techno at 2:04pm on Thu 16th February 2017.

We could get President Trump to make Bigmal pay for them.

Published by Wrongfellow at 2:30pm on Thu 16th February 2017.

Serge Baguet, who won Stage 17 at the Tour de France in 2001. Died aged 47 of colon cancer last week.

Published by John Techno at 9:01pm on Thu 16th February 2017.

Dick Bruna, created Miffy.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:22pm on Fri 17th February 2017.

George Steele, played Tor Johnson in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:23pm on Fri 17th February 2017.

Warren Frost, Doctor Hayward in Twin Peaks.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:46am on Sat 18th February 2017.

Clyde Stubblefield the much sampled "funky drummer".

Published by space_echo at 9:55am on Sun 19th February 2017.

Died on this day in 2000: Jean Dotto, the first Frenchman to win the Vuelta a Espana.

Died on this day in 2010: Italian track cyclist Giovanni Pettenella, who won a gold and silver medal at the 1964 Olympics. Pettenella has a better claim to fame than that, though - he was the inspiration for a character named Pettenella Giovanni (do you see what they did there?) in the computer game Mother 2, released in 1995 and known as Earthbound outside Japan (in Earthbound, he becomes Penetella Giovanni). In the game, Pettenella has lost a contact lens in the sand of a desert. If the player can find it and keep it until reaching a bakery in a town later in the game, they will again meet Pettenella and can return the lens to him. To show his gratitiude, he rewards the player with a pair of stinky socks that can be used to overcome enemies in fights. Or so it's said, anyway; I've never played the game.

Published by John Techno at 10:51pm on Mon 20th February 2017.

Died on this day in 2000: Jean Dotto, the first Frenchman to win the Vuelta a Espana.

Died on this day in 2010: Italian track cyclist Giovanni Pettenella, who won a gold and silver medal at the 1964 Olympics. Pettenella has a better claim to fame than that, though - he was the inspiration for a character named Pettenella Giovanni (do you see what they did there?) in the computer game Mother 2, released in 1995 and known as Earthbound outside Japan (in Earthbound, he becomes Penetella Giovanni). In the game, Pettenella has lost a contact lens in the sand of a desert. If the player can find it and keep it until reaching a bakery in a town later in the game, they will again meet Pettenella and can return the lens to him. To show his gratitiude, he rewards the player with a pair of stinky socks that can be used to overcome enemies in fights. Or so it's said, anyway; I've never played the game.

Published by John Techno at 11:59pm on Mon 20th February 2017.

Steve Hewlett. Gutted :(

Published by B-bam at 6:03pm on Tue 21st February 2017.

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Paul Nuttall, who 'died' in Stoke last night, HA HA........!

Published by Priority 23 at 8:10am on Fri 24th February 2017.

Bill Paxton, appeared in Aliens, Predator, Wierd Science and was one of the punks in their late thirties who Arnie kills at the start of Terminator.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:04pm on Sun 26th February 2017.

That tall guy from Game of Doohdahs

Published by bigmal at 8:48pm on Sun 26th February 2017.

Elli Norkett, Wales rugby international and the youngest player at the 2014 World Cup. Killed in a car crash yesterday (25th Feb) aged 20, which is pretty fucking shit.

Published by John Techno at 10:26pm on Sun 26th February 2017.

Gerald Kaufman, up until recently Father of the House of Commons.

Published by John Techno at 11:29am on Mon 27th February 2017.

Tommy Gemmell, one of the 'Lisbon Lions' Celtic side who won the European Cup in 1967.

Published by Kuryakin at 7:15pm on Thu 2nd March 2017.

Directly quoted from wikipedia's "recent deaths" page:

Wally Pikal, 90, American musician Hall of Fame famous for playing 3 trumpets while jumping on a pogo stick.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:38am on Sat 4th March 2017.

Quiet this year innit? Nothing compared to the non stop death cull of 2016.

*Stephen Fry, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Trevor McDonald and the Queen all die tomorrow* lol

Published by Silent Rob at 8:22am on Fri 10th March 2017.

Benj, a very sweet-natured ferret. Died this morning, aged about five or six.

Published by John Techno at 1:15pm on Fri 10th March 2017.

Deepest sympathies JT. :(

Published by Silent Rob at 2:02pm on Fri 10th March 2017.

Thanks SR. It was completely unexpected, but after looking at his teeth today I think he was at least a year older than we'd previously believed.

Published by John Techno at 10:38pm on Fri 10th March 2017.

John Surtees, the only person to have been World Champion in motorcycle and car racing, aged 83.

Published by John Techno at 10:59pm on Fri 10th March 2017.
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Joni Sledge

Published by bigmal at 2:03am on Sun 12th March 2017.

John Lever, drummer of the Chameleons.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:20am on Tue 14th March 2017.

Chuck Berry

Published by bigmal at 11:30pm on Sat 18th March 2017.

Funnily enough I had a conversation about Chuck Berry just last week:

"Is Chuck Berry still alive? He can't be."
*googles*
"Yes he is! He's 90!"

Not any longer.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:20am on Sun 19th March 2017.

David Rockefeller

Published by bigmal at 7:57pm on Mon 20th March 2017.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/martin-mcguinness-dies-aged-66-a3494...

He admitted to being second-in-command of the Provisionals during Bloody Sunday in 1972. Martin McGuinness

Published by Priority 23 at 8:13am on Tue 21st March 2017.

Martin McGuinness

Published by bigmal at 8:13pm on Tue 21st March 2017.

Colin Dexter, created Inspector Morse.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:13am on Wed 22nd March 2017.

Some footballer I'd never heard of until today called Ronnie Moran.

Published by John Techno at 10:37am on Wed 22nd March 2017.

That Frank Delaney what done all them literature things off of Radio 4, who was called "the most eloquent man in the world."

Published by John Techno at 10:27pm on Tue 28th March 2017.

Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland and mind behind the TR-808 and TB-303.

Published by space_echo at 9:06am on Sun 2nd April 2017.

Tim Pigott-Smith, actor. Appeared in Dr Who twice in the 70's.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:31am on Sat 8th April 2017.

TPS brilliant actor, no one else could quite portray te arrogance of a British army officer.

Published by bigmal at 11:55pm on Sun 9th April 2017.

J. Geils. Now, what was the name of that band he founded...?

Published by John Techno at 12:02pm on Wed 12th April 2017.
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Allan Holdsworth

Published by bigmal at 11:55pm on Sun 16th April 2017.

Michael Ballhaus, discoverer of the principle that led to the invention of the transistor.

Published by Wrongfellow at 1:33am on Mon 17th April 2017.
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Bryan

Bryan Stout, who was a celebrity on the British cycling scene, loved a beer and was an avid socialist. Killed today, just a few days short of his 86th birthday, whilst on a cycling holiday in Mallorca by a driver who tested positive for drink and drugs.

RIP Bryan, I'd been looking forward to that pint next time you were in Cambridge. If I'm even half as cool as you were when I'm in my 80s, I'll consider myself to be doing pretty well. :-(

Published by John Techno at 4:30pm on Wed 19th April 2017.
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Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 11:12pm on Thu 20th April 2017.

Sorry for your loss, JT.

Published by B-bam at 11:14pm on Thu 20th April 2017.

Cheers B-bam.

Published by John Techno at 10:49am on Sat 22nd April 2017.

Michele Scarponi, winner of the 2011 Giro d'Italia, killed this morning after being hit by a truck. Yesterday, he finished the Tour of the Alps in fourth place.

Back in 2012, Michele was suspended by his team when he admitted he'd been working with Dr Michele Ferrari - the same one who provided EPO to Lance Armstrong, and who has since been given a lifetime ban from working with athletes.

Published by John Techno at 10:51am on Sat 22nd April 2017.
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Eddie Murphy

Published by bigmal at 2:47pm on Mon 24th April 2017.

Not Eddie Murphy.

Published by John Techno at 11:57pm on Mon 24th April 2017.

Yep fraid so.

Published by bigmal at 4:28pm on Wed 26th April 2017.

Still not Eddie Murphy.

Jonathan Demme, director of Silence of the Lambs, is, though.

Published by John Techno at 5:00pm on Wed 26th April 2017.

Leo Baxendale, cartoonist for the Beano. Created the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Little Plum, the Three Bears and Sweeny Toddler.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:27am on Fri 28th April 2017.

Kevin Garcia, bass player in Grandaddy.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:37am on Wed 3rd May 2017.

Moray Watson, actor. Appeared in all sorts of British tv including dr who in 1982.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:35am on Thu 4th May 2017.

Dee Boyle, drummer of the longpigs.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:13pm on Thu 4th May 2017.

Johnny Speight

Published by bigmal at 10:37pm on Sun 7th May 2017.

Robert Miles.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:24pm on Wed 10th May 2017.

Oddly enough I thought about Robert Miles just last week. Gosh he made some tedious records.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:38pm on Wed 10th May 2017.

I just hope this doesn't mean I'm going to have to hear "Children" at some point. The 20 years since I last heard it have been hugely preferable to 1995-1996, when it got played so much it felt like it was the only music ever written.

Published by John Techno at 6:44pm on Wed 10th May 2017.

Michael Parks; Twin Peaks, Kill Bill 1 & 2

Published by nuttyprof at 5:52am on Thu 11th May 2017.

Geoffrey Bayldon, aka Catweazle.

Published by slopbucket at 5:37pm on Thu 11th May 2017.

Geoffrey Bayldon, catweazle... Strange program.

Published by bigmal at 8:08pm on Thu 11th May 2017.

^ Bayldon was also in Dr who in 1979, in case we were wondering.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:50am on Fri 12th May 2017.

Oddly enough I thought about Robert Miles just last week.

Can you try thinking about Theresa May?

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:08pm on Fri 12th May 2017.

I'll try, thinking about Theresa May makes me cross, but if it's for the greater good. Also thinking about Rupert Murdoch, Robert Mugabe and Donald trump.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:36am on Sat 13th May 2017.

Ian Brady. Not sure he really counts as a celebrity!

Published by John Techno at 10:43pm on Mon 15th May 2017.

Ian Brady

Published by bigmal at 11:04pm on Mon 15th May 2017.

half the folks on here ain't celebs John Techno

Published by bigmal at 11:05pm on Mon 15th May 2017.

Kevin Mitchell, drummer of Mazzy Star.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:58am on Tue 16th May 2017.

Rhodri Morgan. Former First Minister of Wales, and looked like a tree.

Published by John Techno at 12:04am on Thu 18th May 2017.

Chris Cornell

Published by sam i at 9:48am on Thu 18th May 2017.

Chris Cornell.

Published by bigmal at 6:22pm on Thu 18th May 2017.

Chris Cornell.

Published by John Techno at 9:36pm on Thu 18th May 2017.

Did anyone say Chris Cornell?

Published by sam i at 10:54pm on Thu 18th May 2017.

Frankie Paul

Published by space_echo at 4:37pm on Fri 19th May 2017.

Frankie Paul

Published by bigmal at 7:34pm on Fri 19th May 2017.

Frankie Paul

Published by John Techno at 11:17pm on Fri 19th May 2017.

Willie Nelson... Nooooooooooooooo

Published by bigmal at 11:14pm on Sun 21st May 2017.

Chuck Berry.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:40am on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Tony Hart

Published by John Techno at 12:47am on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Bastard never put my work in the gallery.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:25am on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Constantine the Great. (On this day in 337CE)

Published by John Techno at 11:16am on Mon 22nd May 2017.

I am starting to suspect that people don't take the very important death cull thread as seriously as they used to.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:37pm on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Chris Cornell. Bastard never put my work in the gallery.

Published by Wrongfellow at 4:42pm on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Nicky Hayden, Moto GP rider.

Published by John Techno at 10:55pm on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Julia Viellehner, triathlete - died on the same day and in the same hospital at Nicky Hayden, also after being hit by a truck.

Published by John Techno at 11:07am on Tue 23rd May 2017.

Roger Moore

Published by space_echo at 2:23pm on Tue 23rd May 2017.

Roger Moor

I've been expecting you Mr Bond.

Published by bigmal at 2:31pm on Tue 23rd May 2017.

Gregg Allman

Published by sam i at 10:29pm on Sat 27th May 2017.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Published by bigmal at 1:39pm on Mon 29th May 2017.

John Noaks

Published by bigmal at 5:55pm on Mon 29th May 2017.

John Noakes

Published by John Techno at 10:08pm on Mon 29th May 2017.

Gutted Mr Noaks was Awesome (so was shep)

Published by Priority 23 at 8:15am on Tue 30th May 2017.

Manuel Noriega

Published by John Techno at 9:42am on Tue 30th May 2017.

Manuel Noriega

Published by John Techno at 9:31pm on Tue 30th May 2017.

Roper

Another historical one...

Sylvester Howard Roper, who was born on the 24th of November in 1823, was an inventor and proponent of steam-powered bicycles and, later, cars. Something of a child prodigy, he built his first steam engine when he was twelve years old, despite having never seen one.

On this day in 1896, he rode one of his own steam-powered bikes to the Charles River racing track at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where some of the greatest track riders of the day attempted to beat it - among them was Tom Butler, who three years later would be beaten in the World 1-mile Championship by Marshall Taylor, but even he couldn't beat Roper's machine.

When he attempted to compete a flying mile (and recorded an average speed of 64kph), he got into difficulties and crashed, dying instantly from a head wound. A post mortem also discovered that he had suffered a heart attack, though it was not known if the heart attack caused or was a result of the crash. His Steam Velocipede, built in 1867, is often considered to be the world's first motorcycle.

Published by John Techno at 9:59am on Thu 1st June 2017.

Roy "Cissie Braithwaite/Mr Cobbledick/Alec Gilroy" Barraclough

Published by John Techno at 10:29am on Fri 2nd June 2017.

Jack O'Neill, of wetsuit fame.

Published by John Techno at 9:25am on Sat 3rd June 2017.

Peter Sallis: Where's the cheese, Gromit?

Published by nuttyprof at 6:11pm on Mon 5th June 2017.

Peter Sallis

Published by bigmal at 8:35pm on Mon 5th June 2017.

Andy Cunningham

Jabba the Hut's body guard.

Published by bigmal at 12:50pm on Wed 7th June 2017.

Sam Panopoulos, inventor of the Hawaiian pizza. Which is a perfectly good pizza, with pineapple on it. Pineapple is very nice, obviously, but not on a pizza for fuck's sake.

Published by John Techno at 1:06am on Sat 10th June 2017.

Adam West

Published by bigmal at 4:51pm on Sat 10th June 2017.

^ Mayor of Quahog ^

Published by John Techno at 8:29pm on Sat 10th June 2017.

Hein Verbruggen, former president of the Union Cycliste Internationale, the man who approved two (ahem) "donations" totaling $125,000 from Lance Armstrong - which, ironically, was put towards the purchase of a Sysmex blood analysis machine used to find evidence of doping in cyclists' blood samples.

Published by John Techno at 1:30pm on Wed 14th June 2017.

Helmut Kohl, notable German bloke.

Published by John Techno at 10:24pm on Sat 17th June 2017.

Brian Cant

Published by space_echo at 6:32pm on Mon 19th June 2017.

Brian Cant

Published by bigmal at 7:57pm on Mon 19th June 2017.

Brian can't what...?

Published by John Techno at 10:39pm on Mon 19th June 2017.

Michael Bond

Published by space_echo at 1:15pm on Wed 28th June 2017.

Ruth Pearson from Pan's People.

Published by space_echo at 12:46am on Thu 29th June 2017.

Michael Bond

Published by bigmal at 3:10pm on Fri 30th June 2017.

Barry Norman

Published by Silent Rob at 2:00pm on Sat 1st July 2017.

Heathcote Williams - actor, playwright, poet, writer, painter, sculptor and founder member of the independent micronation of Frestonia in Notting Hill (where The Clash recorded Combat Rock).

Published by John Techno at 4:18pm on Sun 2nd July 2017.
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Carol Lee Scott, ie Grotbags

Published by Silent Rob at 8:43am on Thu 6th July 2017.

Thought she'd been dead for ages.

Published by John Techno at 10:26am on Thu 6th July 2017.

There was a TV doc about Rod Hull some years back. This strongly implied that she once shagged Rod Hull.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:21pm on Thu 6th July 2017.

Was that the same one that implied Rod's nickname was "Rod the Rod" - and that it might not have been his arm in Emu's neck?

Published by John Techno at 10:48pm on Thu 6th July 2017.

I wonder who'd have won if Grotbags and Paul Daniels had ever had a magic war?

Published by John Techno at 10:50pm on Thu 6th July 2017.

Check out Grotbags' amazing website: http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/grotbags/

Published by Silent Rob at 5:28am on Fri 7th July 2017.

Ms Sheila Michaels, who popularised the title "Ms."

Published by John Techno at 10:06am on Fri 7th July 2017.

George A Romero

Published by space_echo at 11:02pm on Sun 16th July 2017.

no!

Published by B-bam at 12:20am on Mon 17th July 2017.

Martin Landau

Published by Silent Rob at 5:13am on Mon 17th July 2017.

George A Romero certainly won't stay in his grave for long. Possibly not Landau either, considering he played Bela Lugosi.

Published by John Techno at 10:30pm on Mon 17th July 2017.

Deborah Watling, Companion of the second doctor.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:20pm on Fri 21st July 2017.

Chester Bennington. Somewhat surprised I'm the first to mention him, even though I'd never heard of him until he died.

Published by John Techno at 11:43pm on Fri 21st July 2017.

I don't really bother with this thread much anymore. Last week some chap who was in a classic Tom Baker story of the 1970s died, and went on to reprise the character in the audios. I didn't have time to list him.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:16am on Sat 22nd July 2017.

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Published by bigmal at 8:49pm on Sat 22nd July 2017.

Ken Dodd's died

Published by bigmal at 8:51pm on Sat 22nd July 2017.

Pudsey

Published by bigmal at 8:59pm on Sat 22nd July 2017.

John Heard. I was hoping someone else would have added him already so I could say "Eh?"

Published by John Techno at 9:29pm on Sat 22nd July 2017.

Ken Dodd, still alive Bigmal.

A real shock about Pudsey though, it's always the quiet ones who do things like that isn't it?

Published by Silent Rob at 5:20am on Sun 23rd July 2017.

your meant to say ..... Did he

Published by bigmal at 1:34pm on Sun 23rd July 2017.

Published by Wrongfellow at 1:31pm on Mon 24th July 2017.

Pretty gutted about MS Paint as I still use it from time to time!

Published by John Techno at 11:39pm on Mon 24th July 2017.

I'm annoyed about MS Paint going. It allows you to quickly and easily resize and crop or amend images. Yes, there are other packages available to do that but these are not available in work computers, or don't have the simplicity and ease of use of paint. Furthermore paint comes with a nice selection of polygons.

If paint had layers and was able to handle transparencies then I would probably use it for everything.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:11am on Tue 25th July 2017.

Looks like it's had a last-minute stay of execution: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/07/24/ms-paint-stay/#...

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:52am on Tue 25th July 2017.

So MS paint is the new Bill Pertwee? Bastard never put my work in the gallery.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:13am on Wed 26th July 2017.

Robert Hardy, Seigfeied Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small. Has never been in Dr Who, but was an recognised expert on medieval longbows, surprisingly.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:01am on Fri 4th August 2017.

Hywel Bennett: Twisted Nerve (Shelley)

Published by nuttyprof at 7:58am on Fri 4th August 2017.

Glen Campbell.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:34am on Wed 9th August 2017.

Godzilla. Well, the man in the suit - Haruo Nakajima.

Published by MissRegaling at 1:47pm on Wed 9th August 2017.

Ken Dodd's died

you're meant to say did he....

Published by bigmal at 5:58pm on Mon 14th August 2017.
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Bruce Forsyth.

Shockingly unprofessional of him, as I'm sure JT will agree.

Published by Wrongfellow at 4:55pm on Fri 18th August 2017.

This is very very weird as only yesterday I was thinking of him and when he would cark it. Spooky.

Published by B-bam at 4:56pm on Fri 18th August 2017.

Bruce Forsyth.

Published by bigmal at 5:03pm on Fri 18th August 2017.

Me too BBam. Knew it wasn't going to be long. People like him carry on for decades with their energy, but as soon as they stop working they keel over dead almost at once.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:11am on Sat 19th August 2017.

Sonny Landham, one of the main ones from Arnie's Predator.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:12am on Sat 19th August 2017.

Jerry Lewis

Published by bigmal at 11:41pm on Sun 20th August 2017.

Brian Aldiss

Published by Silent Rob at 4:26pm on Mon 21st August 2017.

Max Roach (jazz drummer)

Published by nuttyprof at 3:10am on Tue 22nd August 2017.

Doris Day

Published by bigmal at 8:01pm on Wed 23rd August 2017.

Tobe Hooper

Texas chainsaw doodah

Published by bigmal at 2:36pm on Mon 28th August 2017.

Walter Becker - Steely Dan

Published by nuttyprof at 6:42am on Mon 4th September 2017.

Holger Czukay

Published by Silent Rob at 8:20am on Wed 6th September 2017.

images

Out come those Kraut weirdness albums in tribute.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:26pm on Thu 7th September 2017.

Don Williams

Published by bigmal at 12:58am on Sat 9th September 2017.

Grant Hart.

Published by sam i at 10:15pm on Thu 14th September 2017.

Harry Dean Stanton

Published by bigmal at 4:26am on Sat 16th September 2017.

Jake Lamotta, ie raging bull

Published by Silent Rob at 5:32pm on Wed 20th September 2017.

David Sheppard. Painted lots of animals and did a lot for wildlife conservation. Nice chap.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:42pm on Wed 20th September 2017.

tessa jowell

Published by andy_landy at 10:21pm on Wed 20th September 2017.

Jake Lamotta

Published by bigmal at 5:13pm on Thu 21st September 2017.

William G. Stewart

When at school a mate of ours proudly told us that his father was going to be on 15 to 1 that night, so we all excitedly watched it. The father got both his questions wrong and was knocked out in the first round.

Published by Silent Rob at 6:30am on Fri 22nd September 2017.

Hugh Hefner

Published by John Techno at 9:52am on Thu 28th September 2017.

Benjamin Whitrow, Jimmy's boss in Quadrophenia.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:31am on Sat 30th September 2017.

Anne Jeffreys, who played David Hasselhoff's mum in Baywatch (and also starred in a load of other stuff, including some big Hollywood films.

Published by John Techno at 9:42pm on Sat 30th September 2017.

Shelley Berman - Larry David's dad in Curb Your Enthusiasm and, arguably, the inventor of modern observational comedy.

Published by John Techno at 9:44pm on Sat 30th September 2017.

Tom Petty...?

Published by John Techno at 8:34pm on Mon 2nd October 2017.

Yep.

Published by John Techno at 10:03pm on Mon 2nd October 2017.

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Published by bryanreve7 (not active) at 10:14pm on Mon 2nd October 2017.

Sean Hughes, comedian of whom I was a big fan when he did "Sean's Show".

Published by John Techno at 12:18pm on Mon 16th October 2017.

Sean Hughes

Published by bigmal at 12:49pm on Mon 16th October 2017.

Eamonn Campbell, another one of the Dubliners. Wonder how many are left now?

Published by Silent Rob at 5:34am on Thu 19th October 2017.

Rosemary Leach

Published by bigmal at 4:55pm on Sun 22nd October 2017.

Scott Mitchell Putesky, AKA, Daisy Berkowitz, guitarist for Marilyn Manson during the peak late 90's period.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:14pm on Mon 23rd October 2017.
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Fats Domino. Didn't realise he was still alive!

Published by Silent Rob at 4:06pm on Wed 25th October 2017.

Fats Domino.

Published by bigmal at 10:33pm on Wed 25th October 2017.

Dudley Simpson, BBC Radiophonic staple. Wrote soundtracks for Dr Who for decades, as well as Blake's 7 Moonbase 3 and lots more.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:57am on Mon 6th November 2017.

Bjarne Vanacker, 20-year-old Belgian cyclist on the EFC-L&R-Vulsteke team, which acts as a feeder team for the top level professional Trek-Segafredo team.

Published by John Techno at 3:51pm on Tue 7th November 2017.

John Hillerman

Published by bigmal at 6:51pm on Fri 10th November 2017.

Chuck Mosley, original singer of Faith No More.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:19am on Sat 11th November 2017.

Scott Fredericks, appeared as bit parts in a ton of British TV including Dr Who in 1972 and 1977.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:21am on Sat 11th November 2017.

Malcolm Young, guitarist in ACDC, but not the one who dresses as a schoolboy (as I thought earlier).

Published by Silent Rob at 5:22pm on Sat 18th November 2017.

Daniel Hegarty

Published by bigmal at 1:10am on Sun 19th November 2017.

Thats Angus young ye fanybaws twat.

Published by bigmal at 1:12am on Sun 19th November 2017.

Charles Manson!

Published by nuttyprof at 7:24am on Mon 20th November 2017.

Charles Manson

Published by bigmal at 6:10pm on Mon 20th November 2017.

Rodney Bewes, one of the two likely lads. Appeared in dr who in 1984.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:27am on Wed 22nd November 2017.

David Cassidy.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:28am on Wed 22nd November 2017.

Geoff Toothill and Christine Keeler.

Published by John Techno at 2:35am on Wed 6th December 2017.

Jean-Philippe Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday.

Published by John Techno at 10:24am on Wed 6th December 2017.

Jean-Philippe Smet

Published by bigmal at 7:23pm on Wed 6th December 2017.

Max Clifford.

Published by John Techno at 2:00pm on Sun 10th December 2017.

Cheggers Plays Stop

Published by Priority 23 at 2:45pm on Mon 11th December 2017.

Keith Cheggers Chegwin.

Published by bigmal at 10:37pm on Mon 11th December 2017.

Sharon Laws. Among her many achievements, Sharon was National Cycling Time Trial Champion in 2008, National Cycling Road Race Champion in 2012, Queen of the Mountains at the Women's Tour in 2014, and won stages at several of the hardest and most prestigious races in women's cycling. She was also a renowned environmental consultant and had worked in that capacity for the British government, the UN and international mining companies.

Published by John Techno at 8:40pm on Sat 16th December 2017.

Heinz Wolff who, despite looking exactly how the general public imagine a scientist to look, actually was one - he became emiritus Professor of Bioengineering at Brunel University, which is quite fitting since he actually invented the word "bioengineering".

Published by John Techno at 8:59pm on Sat 16th December 2017.

Professor Heinz Wolff

Published by bigmal at 9:28pm on Sat 16th December 2017.

Bowes and Co.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:17pm on Sat 30th December 2017.

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