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    Saying Goodbye: The REAL people that died in 2014

    http://sputniknews.com/photo/20141229/1015931379.html

    The biggest shocker by far, for me was:
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    Very sad
    If they've missed anyone, or someone has a better list then please add it, I just happened across this one.
    (and thanks to Jeannie for the idea for the title

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    When Joan Rivers died I thought, how many people that old leave such a gap behind when they die?

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    Neat video of stills and sound, from BBC, on notable British deaths in 2014, including many I was not aware of. Alwin Stardust! Jack Bruce! Julia Polak - I worked with her.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30575063
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Neat video of stills and sound, from BBC on notable British deaths in 2014, including many I was not aware of. Alwin Stardust! Jack Bruce! Julia Polak - I worked with her.
    Rik Mayall shocked me.

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    Forgotten all about Rik, how could I !!

    Rik Mayall shocked me.
    Oh I don't know, on balance , he always made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannie View Post
    Rik Mayall shocked me.

    Jeannie
    Yeah, knocked me sideways, too. Rik was a hero of mine. I still have the VHS tapes of some of his early material that I recorded from the TV. The Dangerous Brothers; Kevin Turvey; all of The Young Ones, to name just a few. Highlight was when I saw the Bottom Live show at the Bristol Hippodrome - Hysterical

    Likewise Robin Williams; some of his stand-up routines had me in fits of laughter.

    Lost 2 of the people who have made me laugh the most
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    Perhaps the saddest loss for me, with hindsight, is the two Churchills, particlarly his daughter Mary Soames. I am a huge Winston Churchill fan and he seems very 'distant' now that none of his children are still alive. I have a PBS video on Winnie in which Mary Soames speaks eloquently and with pride and passion about her father.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    When Joan Rivers died I thought, how many people that old leave such a gap behind when they die?

    there will be many celebrities who will not mourn her passing - A night with JR was on this week - the stuff she came out with !!!!

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    Can't stand her - awful droney voice, but I'm not a celebrity

    ok , she was mildy amusing perhaps a decade (at least) ago?, but whenever that programme was on the other night we were trying to decide what to watch and I said: "whatever it is , get this woman off my ears !!! and ASAP !!"

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