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3 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Footballer Colin Bell, aged 74.

One of my childhood idols. Only 7 years older than me!

Rethymno Rugby League Appreciation Society

Founder (and, so far, only) member.

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Albert Roux, chef, aged 85.

With his brother Michel, they fought an uphill but ultimately successful battle against terrible British food.

"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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Film director Michael Apted.

Writer and journalist Katharine Whitehorn.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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5 hours ago, DavidM said:

Khalid Abdullah , owner / breeder of some of the greatest racehorses ever 

A massive name in the horseracing world. He owned some of the finest thoroughbreds of all time and was happy to keep them in racing, not packing them off to stud at the first opportunity. Those who knew him personally, always spoke fondly about him.

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David Barclay, one of the paranoid, tax-"avoiding" Telegraph ownership brothers. A man 50% responsible for not just ruining a once-quality newspaper, but bankrolling the ambitions of our current Prime Minister by paying him £270,000pa for regular columns of self-serving waffle, occasionally leavened with casual racism.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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1 hour ago, Bearman said:

Phil Spector 81 ( Covid)

Legendary producer who created the awesome "Wall of Sound".

Spent his last years within the walls of a prison.

England RU Coach Eddie Jones : "I spent a bit of time up at Hull and I like the full back there Connor, he's a tough, skilful player"

Jake Connor : "I've never played Union, it doesn't look that hard, you never say never but it looks too boring for me"

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3 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Legendary producer who created the awesome "Wall of Sound".

Spent his last years within the walls of a prison.

Twitter has gone ballistic about the BBC's headline calling him "talented but flawed" when he murdered a woman.

"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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16 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Legendary producer who created the awesome "Wall of Sound".

Spent his last years within the walls of a prison.

Murderer of the actress Lana Clarkson.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Tim Bogert, bassist for Vanilla Fudge, Beck Bogert & Appice and Bobby & the Midnites.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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9 hours ago, tim2 said:

Twitter has gone ballistic about the BBC's headline calling him "talented but flawed" when he murdered a woman.

The BBC are beyond contempt.

England RU Coach Eddie Jones : "I spent a bit of time up at Hull and I like the full back there Connor, he's a tough, skilful player"

Jake Connor : "I've never played Union, it doesn't look that hard, you never say never but it looks too boring for me"

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Wigan, Balmain and GB stand-off Dave Bolton, 83.

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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