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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #360 on: July 15, 2021, 05:46:17 PM »

Alberon

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« Reply #361 on: July 15, 2021, 09:28:53 PM »
No, but I should have. He's been in very poor health for well over a decade. He was only 59 and had a stroke 14 years ago.

Blue Jam

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« Reply #362 on: July 15, 2021, 09:49:44 PM »
Andy Fordham took that joke about him in This Country very well. Aww he seemed alright.

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« Reply #363 on: July 15, 2021, 10:26:23 PM »
He teamed up with Bob Mortimer in some BBC Celebrity Darts show years ago, and I remember him creasing with up laughter at Bob's pleading at the need to "get this country carpeted again".

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Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #364 on: July 16, 2021, 07:36:07 AM »
If it had been done then maybe he'd still be alive.  Makes you think.

Sebastian Cobb

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« Reply #365 on: July 17, 2021, 10:59:06 AM »
‘I think of myself as an athlete because I have been on Grandstand and I wear trainers.’

Alberon

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Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #366 on: July 18, 2021, 01:30:37 PM »
Tom O’Gonner

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Comedian Tom O'Connor died in hospital on Sunday aged 81, his family has said.

He had had Parkinson's for about 14 years said his daughter-in-law, the former athlete Denise Lewis.

Actually got to see his act about seven years ago. It wasn’t aimed at my age group, but he was proper old school professional and quite funny (down to Earth I wouldn’t know about though).

At the time I thought he looked a little bit older than his years, but he was seven years past his Parkinson’s diagnosis I suppose. Didn’t stop him making a sharp exit at the end to reception to man a table selling his books (not that is at all unusual for comedians, of course. I remember Stewart Lee doing the same).

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Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #367 on: July 20, 2021, 08:17:02 AM »
I was at a Paul McCartney open-air gig in Liverpool in the early 90s. I looked to my left and realised I was standing next to Tom O'Connor. Then I looked to my right and realised I was also standing next to John Robb. What are the chances of that happening, eh?

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« Reply #368 on: July 20, 2021, 11:55:21 AM »
The curse of "Celebrity Fit Club" - Jono Coleman and Andy Fordham gone in the space of a few weeks. Kay Purcell died last December. Ian McCaskill died in 2016; Freddie Starr 2019; John Forgeham 2017; James Whitaker 2012; Jeff Rudom 2011.

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« Reply #369 on: July 22, 2021, 12:47:53 AM »
Aged 65, 59, 57, 78, 76, 75, 71, and 51. Some hardly surprising (McAskill), some quite sobering (Rudom)…

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« Reply #370 on: July 22, 2021, 12:27:01 PM »
Aged 65, 59, 57, 78, 76, 75, 71, and 51.

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« Reply #371 on: July 22, 2021, 12:33:11 PM »
its almost as if there's some sort of link between being morbidly obese and dying

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« Reply #372 on: July 22, 2021, 12:34:00 PM »
The curse of "Celebrity Fit Club" - Jono Coleman and Andy Fordham gone in the space of a few weeks. Kay Purcell died last December. Ian McCaskill died in 2016; Freddie Starr 2019; John Forgeham 2017; James Whitaker 2012; Jeff Rudom 2011.

Yeah who would have thought the stars of a show initially called Celebrity Fat Club would be unhealthy? I'm not being funny, but I remember one of them got disqualified for "cheating", by having a gastric band.

Blue Jam

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« Reply #373 on: July 22, 2021, 06:28:29 PM »
...and yet Ann Widdecombe lives.

Blue Jam

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Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #374 on: July 25, 2021, 05:57:40 PM »
Pa Krusty the Clown is six feet down:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57960048

mothman

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« Reply #375 on: July 25, 2021, 05:59:54 PM »
Oh, no.

Blue Jam

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« Reply #376 on: July 25, 2021, 06:04:02 PM »
Just seen the thread on him in Comedy Chat. Sounds like Rabbi Krustofsky and Sideshow Bob might have got on well.

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« Reply #377 on: July 25, 2021, 06:09:18 PM »
Was persona non grata in Vegas for years after making a jibe about Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow's relationship : 'He has toupees older than she is'
Then spent the last 5 years of his life with a tarantula glued on his bonce. Turned into a fucking horrible right-wing racist cunt as well.
The Stoolie (1972) is quite a good movie though.

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Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #378 on: July 26, 2021, 09:52:51 AM »
Australian actor Dieter Brummer has died, he was best known for Home and Away but was also in Underbelly (and great in it too) and a couple of episodes of Review With Myles Barlow that he was very funny in. Seems to have been suicide given the bit at the end of the piece, which makes it all the sadder. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jul/26/dieter-brummer-home-and-away-star-found-dead-at-45

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Blue Jam

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« Reply #380 on: July 26, 2021, 10:24:22 AM »
Australian actor Dieter Brummer has died, he was best known for Home and Away but was also in Underbelly (and great in it too) and a couple of episodes of Review With Myles Barlow that he was very funny in. Seems to have been suicide given the bit at the end of the piece, which makes it all the sadder. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jul/26/dieter-brummer-home-and-away-star-found-dead-at-45

That's really sad, I remember him well, a very familiar name and face from my teenage years. I didn't know he'd been up to much since H+A, especially not Review With Myles Barlow, been checking out Forrest MacNeil's remake lately and loving it so fair play to him. This is properly bleak.

Re: Celebrity Death List 2021
« Reply #381 on: July 27, 2021, 06:19:24 AM »
MSN seem to have started deliberately presenting celebrity death news stories from the past as if they have just happened.
Last week stories about Dame Diana Rigg and Kelly Preston came up (both died in 2020) and yesterday there was one about Gene Wilder (2016). All were in the Daily Express originally.
Not death-related but today there was a story from Hello! about David Tennant leaving Doctor Who.
No dates anywhere. Nothing anywhere to indicate that these are old stories.
I presume this is a deliberate dishonest tactic to attract clickbait?

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« Reply #382 on: July 27, 2021, 07:36:39 AM »
It may not be deliberate - it's a known issue with the way recommendation algorithms work. Basically the algorithms will recommend anything that generates clicks.

https://www.cjr.org/the_experiment/the_second_death_of_tony_hart.php

... But most platforms have put in fixes so old stories don't get bumped.

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« Reply #383 on: July 28, 2021, 08:46:56 AM »
Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, aged just 46: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57993121

He had a condition called 'transverse myelitis', which is a form of MS.

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« Reply #384 on: July 28, 2021, 06:21:23 PM »
I never knew he had that - I remember when he left, Corey Taylor kind of implied that he was kicked out because of a drug problem or something like that. If he had to quit because of his disease and he (CT) insinuated that in the press then he's a bigger cunt than I thought.

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