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  • Waterfordlad
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    Neil Innes, of The Rutles and Monty Python fame, plus the Innes Book of Records, has died aged 75 unexpectedly.

    A great performer, I saw him live in Dublin in the late 80s and it was a brilliant gig.

    He was only one of two non-Pythons to be credited as a writer for the TV series, alongside Douglas Adams. RIP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54KB...&feature=share

    p.s. I forgot to mention the Bonzo Doo-Dah Dog Band & ‘Urban Spaceman’
    Last edited by Waterfordlad; 31st-December-2019, 00:47.

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  • Piquet
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    Johnny Mathews former Waterford winger has died, aged 73. According to RTÉ, he won seven League Championships with the Blues EDIT and Limerick.

    I remember him well from my Boarding School days, (when we used to get two hours of freedom every second Sunday to go to Kilcohan ) tormenting Full-Backs week in week out and setting up scores for Alfie Hale et al.

    Last edited by Piquet; 26th-December-2019, 00:04.

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  • Piquet
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    De Paper has a list of (some of) those who left us this year

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  • Piquet
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    Martin Peters, World Cup winner in '66 has died.

    The BBC has an obit.
    Last edited by Piquet; 21st-December-2019, 19:51.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Arty McGlynn RIP, aged 75

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  • Piquet
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    Brian O'Donnell of the Hi-B has left us.

    RIP.

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  • mr chips
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    David Bellamy, naturalist and TV presenter.

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  • Hugged Rugger
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    Ice Bucket Challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34. Pete Frates, the former college baseball star who helped inspire the viral Ice Bucket Challenge, has died. Mr Frates had been fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig's disease, since being diagnosed in 2012

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  • munstershane
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    Jim 'the bald eagle' Smith - Soccer manager, 79 years

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  • mr chips
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    Marie Fredriksson, singer of the pop group Roxette. Most of ye will remember songs like You've Got The Look, It Must Have Been Love, Listen To Your Heart ...

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  • Hugged Rugger
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    Rene Auberjonois of ds9 Boston legal, mash etc etc etc dies aged 79

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  • Sulla
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    Bob Willis, English Cricketer

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  • RED 49
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    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
    Clive James had been diagnosed as terminal years & years ago, but kept on keeping on. I enjoyed his occasional column in the Guardian, which he wittily titled "Reports of my death".
    used to love his tv show back in the day showing clips from around the world pre internet days .
    lovely poem he wrote back in 2014 below about mortality etc after he was diagnosed with leukemia.
    Japanese Maple

    Your death, near now, is of an easy sort.
    So slow a fading out brings no real pain.
    Breath growing short
    Is just uncomfortable. You feel the drain
    Of energy, but thought and sight remain:

    Enhanced, in fact. When did you ever see
    So much sweet beauty as when fine rain falls
    On that small tree
    And saturates your brick back garden walls,
    So many Amber Rooms and mirror halls?

    Ever more lavish as the dusk descends
    This glistening illuminates the air.
    It never ends.
    Whenever the rain comes it will be there,
    Beyond my time, but now I take my share.

    My daughter’s choice, the maple tree is new.
    Come autumn and its leaves will turn to flame.
    What I must do
    Is live to see that.That will end the game
    For me, though life continues all the same:

    Filling the double doors to bathe my eyes,
    A final flood of colors will live on
    As my mind dies,
    Burned by my vision of a world that shone
    So brightly at the last, and then was gone.

    © Clive James, 2014


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  • mr chips
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    Clive James had been diagnosed as terminal years & years ago, but kept on keeping on. I enjoyed his occasional column in the Guardian, which he wittily titled "Reports of my death". I didn't know Jonathan Miller had Alzheimer's disease, and that is cruelly ironic for someone of such great intellect who was a real renaissance man - doctor, comedian, author, director of theatre & opera, documentary maker.

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  • Pixie
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    Certainly comes in 3's.
    Gary Rhodes,Jonathan Miller and Clive James.
    RIP gentlemen

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

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