The RIP Thread

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  1. Woodyhoopleson

    Woodyhoopleson Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant. Your burgers are the best!
     
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    Just too young.. the last pictures I saw of him were quite harrowing...

    Fernando Ricksen: Ex-Rangers player dies aged 43 after motor neurone disease fight
    Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.

    The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49740638
     
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    Considering he was given 6-9 months to live when diagnosed it shows his fighting spirit and determination in lasting over six years and raising massive amounts for research, sometimes no words are needed...
     
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    I liked him as well and remember being saddened at Reginald Bosanquet's death. I'm not sure why, maybe it was because they just read out the news without putting their personal slant on it?

    Here's a photo of Sisson's as a child who went to school with John Lennon and Jimmy Tarbuck. Sisson's is on the left with his hand on Lennon's shoulder. Tarbuck is the kid with a clenched fist on Lennon's left. ( He also went to school with George Harrison and Paul McCartney. )

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    Quite a class - RIP Mr. Sissons, a consummate proffesional
     
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    One of the 60s rock giants, RIP Ginger...

     
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    RIP Ginger Baker! One of the best drummers in the World in the 60's.
     
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    RIP Ginger<peacedove><rose>
     
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    Devastated <wah> a true legend, no-one drummed like him.

    If you have the time, watch this documentary - it's brilliant and showed him at his best and worst....



    RIP <rose><rose>
     
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    Very sad to hear of Ginger Baker's death although no one could say he didn't live a full life

    Cream were a big favourite of my father's and a huge part of my childhood soundtrack

    RIP Ginger, you rewrote the role of the drummer in a band
     
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    There was a time, when the destination of most of our Saturday nights out was dependant on where Cream were playing. Remember waking up a few Sunday mornings wondering where the f*** we were and how we'd get home. The best band around then for me, a small touch better than Hendrix, and maybe Floyd, but then they were on another planet.
     
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    Just saw this. RIP GInger Baker.
    What a drummer and personality. Pleasure to have known your contribution to music and rock n roll life.
     
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    The voice of Marvin the depressive,paranoid robot in the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Stephen Moore , has passed away aged 81. He was in other things too such as father of Adrian Mole, the father of Kevin the teenager and the music teacher in the film Clockwise. RIP.
     
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    long time since I watched it, but Leah Bracknell who played Zoe Tate in Emmerdale has lost her fight with cancer. Rest in Peace Leah, lovely smile, lovely lady<rose>
     
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    ours got to meet the prime minister

    Shrek (sheep)
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    This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 30 September 2019.
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    Shrek in November 2008
    Species Ovis aries (domestic sheep)
    Breed Merino
    Sex male
    Born (1994-11-27)27 November 1994
    Died 6 June 2011(2011-06-06) (aged 16)
    Tarras, Otago, New Zealand
    Years active 2004–2011
    Known for Avoiding capture
    Owner Bendigo Station
    Shrek (27 November 1994 – 6 June 2011)[1] was a Merino wether (castrated male sheep) belonging to Bendigo Station, a sheep station near Tarras, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004, after he avoided being caught and shorn for six years. Merinos are normally shorn annually, but Shrek apparently hid in caves, avoiding muster. He was named after the fictional ogre in books and films of the same name.[2]
    After finally being caught on 15 April 2004, the wether was shorn by a professional in 20 minutes on 28 April. The shearing was broadcast on national television in New Zealand.[3][4] His fleece contained enough wool to make 20 large men's suits, weighing 27 kg (60 lb) — an average Merino fleece weighs around 4.5 kg (9.9 lb),[5] with exceptional weights up to around 15 kg (33 lb).[6]
    Shrek became a national icon. He was taken to parliament to meet the then-New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, in May 2004, to celebrate his 10th birthday.[7][8] In November 2006, 30 months after his initial shearing. Shrek was shorn again, on an iceberg floating off the coast of Dunedin, New Zealand.[9][10]
    Shrek was euthanised on 6 June 2011 on a veterinarian's advice. He was 16.[1]
     
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    Gay Byrne: Veteran Irish broadcaster dies aged 85
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    Renowned Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne has died at the age of 85.
    A broadcasting giant in the Republic of Ireland, he hosted the Late Late Show for more than 30 years on the country's national broadcaster RTÉ.
    Major figures from entertainment and politics paid tribute to him after his death on Monday after a long illness.
    Irish President Michael D Higgins said Byrne was a "man of great charisma", had compassion in abundance and a "sense of what was just".
    RTÉ's director general Dee Forbes described him as an exceptional broadcaster with a "unique and groundbreaking style".
    "He not only defined generations but he deftly arbitrated the growth and development of a nation," she said.
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    Image caption Byrne's wife Kathleen Watkins - pictured with him in 2015 - said he died surrounded by his family
    "Ireland grew up under Gay Byrne and we will never see his like again."
    His wife Kathleen and their daughters Crona and Suzy said he died at home surrounded by his family.
    "We wish to thank everybody for their love and support during Gay's illness, particularly the wonderful teams in the Mater Hospital, St Francis Hospice and the Irish Cancer Society," they said.
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    Image caption Gay Byrne interviewed Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams on the Late Late Show in 1994
    Obituary: Gay Byrne
    Gay Byrne, or Gaybo as he was almost universally known, was the leading Irish broadcaster of his era.
    As anchor of the Late Late Show, he steered the audience through the highs and lows of Irish life.
    From Ballybunion to Buncrana, he was a familiar and controversial face on Irish screens every Friday night, presiding over the shifting moods of the country.
    Read more: The leading Irish broadcaster of his era
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    Byrne hosted the Late Late Show - which combined light entertainment and current affairs - in a relaxed but intelligent manner.
    The show embraced discussion about divorce, abortion and sexuality, which were regarded as controversial subjects in Ireland at the time.
    It made headlines with highlights such as a 1993 interview with Annie Murphy, who had a child with the Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey.
    In 1992, the then Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Brooke fell foul of the show when he was coaxed into singing Oh My Darling Clementine on a day when seven Protestant workmen were killed in an IRA bomb.
    'Shone light on Irish life'
    Byrne also fronted a long-running radio show that was first known as the Gay Byrne Hour and later the Gay Byrne Show.
    He also presented the Rose of Tralee pagent, the Housewife of the Year competition and as a range of special programmes.
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    Image caption Singer Sinead O'Connor appeared on Byrne's final Late Late Show in 1999
    He presented his final daily radio show in 1998 and his last Late Late Show the following summer.
    Early in his career he also worked for Granada Television and the BBC.
    President Higgins said Mr Byrne's work "shone a light not only on the bright but also the dark sides of Irish life".
    "[He helped] shape our conscience, our self-image and our idea of who we might be," added the president.
    Some of Byrne's fellow broadcasters took to social media to pay tribute to him.
     
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