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RIP Andy, great singer and honourable man ... stood up morally and financially for his ex-wife after she was charged with murder.

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One of my Mam's favourite's, and as such I grew up listening to his music, lovely voice, she would be very upset if she was still alive, as it is I hope she has a front row seat at the Pearly Gates when he is let in.

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It took me a long time to really appreciate what a fine singer Andy Williams was.

Like many of the crooners, I didn't want to listen to them when I was younger, but your tastes tend to widen over time.

A couple of years ago I saw a programme featuring Andy Williams duetting with a lot of well known performers that had been taken from his TV show over the years. The artistry and humour in those performance were really eye-opening, and if the show comes on again I would strongly recommend it.

There's a nice little piece in the Telegraph obituary about his early solo career.

"Striking out on his own proved a lonely and financially precarious experience for Andy; before striking success he endured such hardship that at one point he was sharing tins of pet food with his dog. “It didn’t taste that bad when you heated it up, actually,” he recalled, “just like meat and gravy.”

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Can always remember 'home loving man' being played on the radio when I was about 4 or 5.

RIP Fella

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A case of perfect timing this morning, radio 2 playing Andy Williams;

You're just too good to be ... on the M62 this morning.

The local travel butted in.

Edited by hindle xiii

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Sad news. He was my favourite singer of that style by a long way...

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I used to love the andy williams show when I was a kid. It made you feel kind of comfortable. He had some great acts on as well. I loved his voice. RIP

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A wonderful singer, even if the music may not be to your taste. Terrific tone, phrasing and breath control allowed him to bring the best out of the songs. A quick glance at any Andy Williams compilation will remind you just how many huge hits he had.

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I used to love the andy williams show when I was a kid. It made you feel kind of comfortable. He had some great acts on as well. I loved his voice. RIP

I remember watching it and there was a bear or something that used to knock on the door asking for cookies? I used to be in hysterics over it.

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Herbert Lom, aged 95. Born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru - thank Gawd he changed his name! Edited by Futtocks

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A former workmate went on the work's annual day out to Haydock Park races recently and then on to a nightclub. Going downstairs in the nightclub, he stumbled on the last five steps and died as a result of head injuries. Tragic and hard to take in just now. He was still a keen footballer at the age of 53.

Edited by Saint Billinge

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frank wilson, soul legend and wigan casino regular.

My son's girlfriend is spending this weekend working in Bolton ... as an extra in a Steve Coogan film about Northern Soul.

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Alex Karras, a.k.a. Mongo in 'Blazing Saddles'.

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Can't provide a link here but I hear Geoff Hughes has died from cancer aged 68 (?)

Geoffrey Hughes was the voice of Paul McCartney in 'Yellow Submarine'.

And now the actor who voiced John Lennon has also died - John Clive.

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Alex Karras, a.k.a. Mongo in 'Blazing Saddles'.

Interesting,

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