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every new corpse tends to get their own brief thread, and then they sink down the listings like so much dust to the bottom of the vacuum bag of collected human existence

 

so i've decided maybe we need a consolidated thread where each new loss can be mourned, but they all get another chance for consideration with each new addition to the thread, and like a communal cemetery for the entire planet's icons of our younger days, they gain vicarious immortality and repeated exposure whenever someone else comes to the party (as it were)

 

so, today's nomination isn't a major player, but those of significant vintage will remember don rickles

 

he was commonly seen giving shit to celebrities in roasts, but my best memory is him as the conniving player in kelly's heroes - crapgame, the quartermaster who co-ordinated the supplies they needed to set out for the gold, and joined their platoon

 

...and the voice of mr. potato head in toy story - what better pedigree for a guy who got famous at roasts ?

 

 

vale mr. rickles; you represent a politically incorrect, simpler world, and you will remain part of the background noise of my youth

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Yep. Thread idea is good. Will quite likely become a monster of a thread ;)

 

R.I.P. Mr Rickles. I was a bit of a Get Smart junkie. You helped to make that show one I loved to hate to love to laugh at .

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RIP. I don't really remember a lot of his work, though he's had cameos on plenty of popular sitcoms like Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan's Island and Murphy Brown.

 

Another one that slipped by, the other day:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/paddington-bear-creator-michael-bond-dies-at-91/8662324

 

 

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

 

The creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond, has died at the age of 91.

The marmalade-loving children's favourite first appeared in 'A Bear Called Paddington' in 1958.

He was a stowaway from "Darkest Peru" who arrived at London's Paddington train station wearing a sign that said: "Please look after this bear. Thank you" and was then adopted by the Brown family.

Paddington Bear went on to star in some 20 books, a television series and a feature film.

Edited by Rybags

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yeah, i never quite "got" paddington bear, maybe because winnie the pooh was the generic "go to' bear in my circles

 

but he's impossible to not be aware of :)

 

91 is a good innings

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:)

 

Paddington, in the UK, was just as popular as Winnie, not so much overseas, something to do with the Wellington boots I suspect. :)

 

Cheers

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Good idea Scruffy.

 

I saw the other day that Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist died too. Probably an unfamiliar name to a lot of people but he was in the Swedish versions of the Dragon Tattoo films and in Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol and John Wick most recently.

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/06/28/534693774/actor-michael-nyqvist-of-swedish-dragon-tattoo-films-dies-at-56

 

Another one who I missed till today was Erin Moran who died back in April 22. She played Joanie Cunningham in the tv series Happy Days.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/22/entertainment/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/index.html

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:)

 

Paddington, in the UK, was just as popular as Winnie, not so much overseas, something to do with the Wellington boots I suspect. :)

 

Cheers

 

I only saw a little paddington in my childhood.

 

Am I right that his adventures were mostly silent and cute, where as Winnie was more about innocence and adventure?

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paddington was more a solo act, whereas winnie the pooh had an ensemble cast - tigger, piglet, eyore, rabbit, kanga and little roo, owl and christopher robin

 

edit : remembered the rest by singing the song from his l.p., which we had as kids - soundtrack to the movie, with him being voiced by stirling holloway, as i recall

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:)

 

About right both of you :)

 

Up until a few years ago my, kids, now in their late 20s, were still watching the Paddington movie now and again :)

 

Cheers

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Sam Sheperd ( sp). The last thing I saw him in was Bloodline on Netflix. Played the role very convincingly, I thought he was a total arsewipe ;)

 

R.I.P Mr Shepherd, You certainly looked half dead already in the above show. I hope the young actors were watching you at your craft.

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A sad one here, probably not known to most. Preston Roberts from the show Mountain Men on Discovery. Only just turned 60 http://www.prestonroberts.com/about/

 

 


On July 24th, 2017, Preston passed away from complications due to an inoperable tumor on his liver that prevented oxygen and blood flow and, within the course of three weeks, quickly shut his body down.

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Don S Davis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_S._Davis

 

He died in 2008. I would have loved to meet him.

SG1 named an asgard ship after him, "The General Hammond".

 

Spooky part, IIRC, was that in the episode where SG1 go to the future, very briefly, you learn that Hammond died of a hart complication, at the exact time that his actor died of a heart complication.

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That's a bit sad, at least a decent innings though. This is from Vevo, would have thought there's a better quality one around. But, legendary bloke, great song:

 

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Glen Campbell gone at 81 due to Alzheimer's

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/glen-campbell-dead-at-81

 

his version of galveston was a great anti-war protest that snuck past the establishment

 

and he was surprisingly capable in the original version of "true grit"

 

 

 

r.i.p. mr campbell - i bet most of my vintage know the words to several of your songs by heart

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jerry lewis... 91 and out

 

way, way out

 

(that's a reference to the movie i remember him for as a young child, where he played a gormless alien who had landed on earth - and i still remember him levitating, which i was determined to do, but only ever managed in lucid dreams)

and the disorderly orderly

 

 

his style of silliness is now out of vogue, but i suspect that jim carey has the same virus

 

r.i.p. funny man; that's a pretty good run

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Just found out while watching Talking Footy. Drew Morphett, long time AFL commentator on ABC and later Seven, then back to ABC radio. Only recently turned 69. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-26/drew-morphett:-vale-to-a-legend-on-air-and-behind-the-mic/8845778?section=sport

 

 

And while I was looking for that article - Dean Mercer (former Ironman) had a cardiac arrest while driving his car on the Gold Coast. Only 47, paramedics tried for an hour to bring him back. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-28/former-ironman-dean-mercer-killed-after-crashing-his-car/8848380?section=sport

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R.I.P Mr Becker :(

 

Steely Dan's music featured a lot in a period of my life too.

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noooooooo..........!!!

 

i just read that and i'm really sad

 

steely dan is one of my favourite groups (well, a duo and lots of session musos really), and becker's lyrics along with fagan's music are every bit as revolutionary as lenon and mccartney were a decade previously

 

 

ah fuck ! that one's a bit close to home and he wasn't very old, but i bet he'd lived a "full" life if the songs are any reflection

 

rock and roll heaven just got significantly more literate

 

:(

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noooooooo..........!!!

 

i just read that and i'm really sad

 

 

:(

Me too. Quite sad.

Another smart dude who survived 'broken ' beginnings. My go to station in the car did some Steely Dan first thing this morn, and then again when I made a trip out during the day.

Good to know even the boonies know good music.

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i confess i have all their albums, and the only song i can't abide is "black friday" - maybe because they don't pronounce muswellbrook anywhere close to locals

 

but i can probably sing every song from their first tranche of albums off by heart, up to and including gaucho

 

 

the only other lyricist that comes close consistently is joni mitchell, but she lacks the wicked humour that makes becker spartkle

 

their production values are up there with pink floyd for obsesssive attention to detail

 

 

 

ah fuck ! i'm still really sad :(

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peter luck is out f it...

 

a very fine journalist, and historian

 

i had the pleasure of winning the 2BL radio quiz (with assistance of my dinner guests) way back last century when he was the regular host

 

lovely man, another one to be missed

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