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Obituaries miscellaneous, Bill Withers .

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 Dec 2018, 3:19pm

We have had threads about Sir Ken Dodd and others, I think a general obituary section is worthwhile for interesting people who have passed on (the Guardian is quite good for obituaries of famous and less-famous people)

Amos Oz (79) just died, Jewish writer, pacifist, academic, I had heard of him but did not know much about him till I read his obituary, 'I love Israel but I don't like it much', he said

Maybe he should have gone into politics
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Amos Oz..

Postby 661-Pete » 29 Dec 2018, 10:40pm

I think he was better cast as a writer. There are no winners in Israeli politics at present.

Certainly brave to make his stand. R.I.P.
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Amos Oz..

Postby iandriver » 30 Dec 2018, 7:21pm

Keep an eye on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2018

It's generally pretty comprehensive.
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Amos Oz..

Postby steady eddy » 31 Dec 2018, 9:52pm

See appreciation in the Observer yesterday (30/12/18)

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Pawel Adamowicz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Jan 2019, 10:22am

Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk Poland, died recently, stabbed by a madman
I had not heard of him but he was a Good Person apparently
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Feb 2019, 5:33am

Gordon Banks just died, he was one of the best goalkeepers, Number One
When a dog got onto the pitch at Filbert Street he caught it!
Is Bansky they graffiti artist related to him?

I think, when someone who has had a good life dies at a good age, one may be sad but it is good to remember their achievements, sadness should not be the predominant emotion, when Sir Ken Dodd died there might have been as much laughter as tears

Why are so few cyclists interested in football?
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

Postby Tangled Metal » 13 Feb 2019, 8:16am

Any footballer who's death hits the news with stories of Pele giving interviews dating he was the greatest says it all I think. Pele is on record saying things like his save on the world Cup against Pele was the best bit of goalkeeping and he was a really nice guy / friend.

Never met the guy and can't remember seeing him play on TV clips. Football holds no interest for me. I know who Pele is. I have seen him play in football clips. I also know he went into football officialdom on Brasil after playing. I also know he has always come across as someone with honesty and integrity. If anyone like that came out on someone's death to give them obituary interviews then I'd know they had done well.

It is often the quality of those who speak up for the deceased that shows how respected they were in their field.

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Feb 2019, 1:36pm

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Postby landsurfer » 13 Feb 2019, 5:34pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:I think, when someone who has had a good life dies at a good age, one may be sad but it is good to remember their achievements, sadness should not be the predominant emotion, when Sir Ken Dodd died there might have been as much laughter as tears

Why are so few cyclists interested in football?


When did 81 become a "good age" .... Feature in last weeks comic about 80 year old club rider ....

And ,,

"Why are so few cyclists interested in football?" .. the answers in the sentence .... :lol:
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

Postby irc » 14 Feb 2019, 12:01am

landsurfer wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:I think, when someone who has had a good life dies at a good age, one may be sad but it is good to remember their achievements, sadness should not be the predominant emotion, when Sir Ken Dodd died there might have been as much laughter as tears

Why are so few cyclists interested in football?


When did 81 become a "good age" .... Feature in last weeks comic about 80 year old club rider ....


I guess better than average equals good.

Women's life expectancy from birth remains 82.9 years and for men it is 79.2[


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45638646

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Bruno Ganz

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Feb 2019, 5:34pm

Another departure reported today.

The actor Bruno Ganz.

Who? some may ask.

Well, if I describe him as the most-subtitled-on-YouTube actor ever, it'll click!

Apparently he wasn't too keen on all the parodies spawned, but he held his peace. And he wasn't either German or Austrian, he was Swiss. And of course nothing like the character he is most famous for portraying.

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Feb 2019, 6:12pm

BG recently portrayed Sigmund Freud in Der Trafikant, set in Wien in ww2, maybe there was some resemblance to him
So good I saw it twice

One of the best German - SPEAKING actors, not of German nationality :wink:
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 18 Feb 2019, 5:50am

Paul Flynn, laber MP with a lot of opinions, 'the thinking persons Dennis Skinner' :?
He spoke Welsh of course and wrote a book, 'Dragons led by Poodles'
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby hondated » 19 Feb 2019, 8:55pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Paul Flynn, laber MP with a lot of opinions, 'the thinking persons Dennis Skinner' :?
He spoke Welsh of course and wrote a book, 'Dragons led by Poodles'

Sad loss Bryn as he always struck me as being a sincere Socialist and not one of those that seem to want celebrity rather than sticking to the job they are paid to do.

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Feb 2019, 9:01pm

He was pretty sick at the end, I think he should have retired at the last election, MPs should retire like normal people so youngsters can take over. Are there other professions where many people work at 80+?
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