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suze
1387768.  Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:33 am Reply with quote

There's also a good obituary of Dr Haddock - which was briefly Austin Mitchell's legal name - on The Guardian website.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1387771.  Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:23 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
Gerd Müller has died.
One of those players that, when he got the ball, you would think that anything might happen.


Usually a goal... RIP, kleines, dickes Müller! One would have wished him a rather less troubled retirement than he had.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
1387776.  Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:44 pm Reply with quote

Really sad about Sean Lock. RIP. Why did he stop appearing on QI?

 
bobwilson
1387786.  Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:22 pm Reply with quote

Prof Wind Up Merchant wrote:
Really sad about Sean Lock. RIP.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRPngk5QyK4

 
Strawberry
1388098.  Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:13 am Reply with quote

RIP, Sean Lock.

 
Strawberry
1388099.  Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:15 am Reply with quote

Don Everly has died.

 
Awitt
1388146.  Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:54 pm Reply with quote

The tallest man in the USA dies aged 38

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/tallest-man-in-the-us-igor-vovkovinskiy-dies/100401218?sf248838534=1&fbclid=IwAR1paZ5S4foGvh4tn_8zRYFnLjp46vv3zXcjSnAvopXmbuvCU75eNEwNYrQ

 
suze
1388187.  Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:40 am Reply with quote

I am hearing on the wireless that Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80.

 
Efros
1388190.  Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:06 pm Reply with quote

He was the oldest active (sort of) member of the band, by 2 years over Mick. Bill Wyman is 4 years older than Watts, although he left the band in '93 he is the oldest surviving Stone.

 
Jenny
1388192.  Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:05 pm Reply with quote

I just came here to post that.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/24/rolling-stones-drummer-charlie-watts-dies-aged-80

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
1388278.  Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:05 pm Reply with quote

RIP the legendary The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58316842

Also sad about Don Everly.

 
tetsabb
1388300.  Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:31 am Reply with quote

Ted Dexter has died at 86.
He was captain of England when I first took an interest in cricket.

 
suze
1388328.  Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:04 am Reply with quote

Edward Ralph Dexter, cricketer and international playboy.

Ted Dexter went to Radley (at the same time as Peter Cook) and then to Cambridge, and he was keen on acting even more upper class twit than he genuinely was.

He would arrive at test matches in his Jaguar or on his Norton motorbike, and he flew his own Piper Aztec to Australia for an Ashes series. He was good enough at golf that none less than Jack Nicklaus told him that he ought to turn professional, he married a model, and he was a High Tory who once stood for Parliament against James Callaghan (he didn't win).

Cricket pavilions didn't have television sets in those days, so he carried his own around the circuit to watch the horse racing. He also put up the money which allowed the BBC to put its cricket and golf statistics onto a computer in the early 80s.

He was also really quite good at cricket. He was captain of Sussex when one day cricket was introduced in 1963, and invented a number of its tactics. He was not a poor man in any case, but if they'd had T20 in his era he'd have been an extemely wealthy one.

Most of this information comes from a combination of the good husband, Wikipedia, and Mr Jonathan Agnew. It is being suggested to me that I would have wanted to hate him, but wouldn't have been able to.

 
tetsabb
1388341.  Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:51 am Reply with quote

Annoying, innit?

 
Brock
1388346.  Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:02 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:

He was also really quite good at cricket. He was captain of Sussex when one day cricket was introduced in 1963, and invented a number of its tactics.


A lesson in the importance of correct hyphenation. I genuinely misread that sentence as meaning "when cricket was introduced one day in 1963".

 

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