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#481 Phil

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:13 PM

Iain Banks.

And, coincidentally, Iain M Banks.

 

Ah so quickly, very sad. Just pulling "Consider Phlebas" off the bookshelf.


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#482 longboard

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

Donna Murray/Hartley, athlete and then body builder.

 

http://www.telegraph...na-Hartley.html



#483 Futtocks

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:15 AM

I have enjoyed so many of Iain Banks' books, both straight fiction and SF. We knew it was coming, but sad news all the same.

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#484 Bleep1673

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

Donna Murray/Hartley, athlete and then body builder.

http://www.telegraph...na-Hartley.html

That's a real shame RIP Donna
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#485 Severus

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:34 AM

James Gandolfini.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-22980414

Edited by Severus, 20 June 2013 - 05:36 AM.

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#486 ckn

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

James Gandolfini.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-22980414

At 51... No age at all these days.


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#487 Futtocks

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:45 AM

Country singer Slim Whitman, aged 90.

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#488 Ullman

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

James Gandolfini.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-22980414

Sad news. The Sopranos was absolutely gripping TV, much of that down to Gandolfini's superb acting.


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#489 Johnoco

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

Country singer Slim Whitman, aged 90.

I just assumed he was already dead!
His stuff was a favourite with the old biddy next door and a local boozer that must have invented karaoke in the 60's

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#490 tim2

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:16 PM

Sad news. The Sopranos was absolutely gripping TV, much of that down to Gandolfini's superb acting.

 

Almost exactly the same age as me. I was heading towards a similar shape until I lost 1/3 of my weight 3 years ago. So glad I did.

 

He was a terrific actor and The Sporanos is right up there with the best TV ever made.


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#491 Ullman

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

Almost exactly the same age as me. I was heading towards a similar shape until I lost 1/3 of my weight 3 years ago. So glad I did.

 

He was a terrific actor and The Sporanos is right up there with the best TV ever made.

I'd go along with that.


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#492 gingerjon

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

Racing driver Allan Simonsen killed in the Le Mans 24 hour.
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#493 YCKonstantine

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

Racing driver Allan Simonsen killed in the Le Mans 24 hour.

After 10 minutes. Terrible.

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#494 Old Frightful

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

After 10 minutes. Terrible.

Not sure about this remark, tbh.


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#495 YCKonstantine

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:25 PM

Not sure about this remark, tbh.

He crashed ten minutes into a 24 hour race, I guess it doesn't matter when it happened you just wouldn't expect it so early on.
I turned it on yesterday about 2hrs 30mins in and heard there had been a stoppage as Allan had crashed and caused a bit of a mess on track. So I went onto YouTube to see if there was a video of it as they weren't showing any replays, anyway, I didn't really think much of it.
Tuned back in this morning to hear he had died and was in shock. Terrible news, even worse that he has a baby daughter.
The commentators seemed to think he crashed into a barrier that had a tree directly behind it so there was no give and essentially just crashed hundreds of miles an hour into a tree, no mention if this in the papers though.

Edited by YCKonstantine, 23 June 2013 - 01:28 PM.

It's time to park the camels.


#496 Old Frightful

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

Ok, it just looked like it could have been an attempt at humour to me which, I'm sure you'd agree, would have been pretty inappropriate.

 

To hear he's left a young family behind makes the tragedy even more difficult to accept.

 

RIP.


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#497 Futtocks

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Bobby 'Blue' Bland.

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#498 Wolford6

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:50 AM


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#499 Severus

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:39 AM

Richard Matheson.

http://m.guardian.co...d-87?CMP=twt_gu
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#500 amh

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

RIP Mick Aston 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23041568


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