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Title: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on April 05, 2007, 03:25:33 PM
Use this thread to pay respects to people you no who have died. They could be former players or just neighbours or people from TV.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: SlimShady on April 05, 2007, 03:28:01 PM
oh dear god  :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: cavan4ever on April 05, 2007, 03:35:13 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D

Some one has lost the plot completly !!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downredblack on April 05, 2007, 03:42:50 PM
Class thread , f**king laughed out loud . I'm off tomorrow will someone put Jesus in ?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on April 05, 2007, 03:45:35 PM
Class thread , f**king laughed out loud . I'm off tomorrow will someone put Jesus in ?

But he'd need to be taken out again on Sunday.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bensars on April 05, 2007, 03:50:41 PM
Use this thread to pay respects to people you no who have died. They could be former players or just neighbours or people from TV.


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Well if hes going to take the piss, so can i !! ;D
He Never said anything about when they died !!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on April 05, 2007, 03:53:38 PM
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Quote from: downredblack on Today at 03:42:50 PM
Class thread , f**king laughed out loud . I'm off tomorrow will someone put Jesus in ?


But he'd need to be taken out again on Sunday.

If he's as good as he says he is, he'll be able to get out by Sunday himself ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: cavan4ever on April 05, 2007, 03:57:12 PM
Maguire's Celestial dies at stud 
 
Former leading Irish hurdler Celestial Wave has been put down at stud.
The mare, trained by Adrian Maguire, had been a leading fancy for the 2007 World Hurdle at Cheltenham before injury ruled her out of the Festival.

A winner of seven of her 10 starts, and placed in the other three, she was due to start a breeding career.

"She was examined by the vet and he found there was a rupture inside her and nothing could be done so she had to be put down," said Maguire.

The County Cork-based trainer, who won the 1992 Gold Cup as a jockey on Cool Ground, paid tribute to the mare who had given him a flying start to his fledgling training career.

"She was a superstar. We all thought she was going to enjoy the rest of her days at stud. It's very unfortunate what has happened," he added.

 
Title: Brilliant
Post by: An Fear Rua on April 05, 2007, 04:00:40 PM
A thread for those who cant afford the Irish News or too frail to walk to the shop and sneak a peak with out paying!

Rest In Peace
Title: sorely missed
Post by: maddog on April 05, 2007, 04:01:54 PM
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Post by: dec on April 05, 2007, 04:08:29 PM
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Emu is dead !!!!! I never knew
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: tyroneboi on April 05, 2007, 04:09:56 PM
is it not keith harris who died?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: heganboy on April 05, 2007, 05:25:47 PM
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Shergar
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Post by: ziggysego on April 05, 2007, 07:21:24 PM
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Snowball 1
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bensars on April 05, 2007, 08:12:24 PM
Use this thread to pay respects to people you no who have died. They could be former players or just neighbours or people from TV.
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You actually believe that Elvis is dead ???



He was a former neighbour, best of a fella. bar-b-ques were legandary, he made the best cheeseburgers.Wasnt a bad singer either, always got the ole ones goin with an ole jivy number
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on April 05, 2007, 08:49:52 PM
After recent events and handshakes....

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on April 06, 2007, 08:16:33 AM
I always thought a thread of this nature was missing from the Board. Well done Armagh4Sam! Just what was needed.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on April 06, 2007, 08:44:40 AM
John O'Callaghan


Martin Wainwright
Friday April 6, 2007
The Guardian


John O'Callaghan, who has died aged 72, was a vivid and graceful writer for the Guardian throughout the 1960s; he resigned on an issue of principle, a very unusual course of action for one of the paper's journalists. In common with some outside the office, he felt that the scale of injustice in Northern Ireland was underestimated and the nature of Irish republicanism misunderstood. The paper's traditions and collegiate handling of internal debate failed to reassure him that his copy would survive unscathed. He gave up a job he loved and it was a loss to both sides.

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O'Callaghan had proud Irish roots. His father was from Cork and his mother from county Clare. But he was born in Croydon, south London, and brought up in a thoroughly English manner, which later gave him a sense of being too Irish for England and too much of a Brit to be at home in the Ireland of the time. His parents had both suffered from the Black and Tans, his father having seen the lawless volunteers burn St Patrick's Street in Cork, but they became loyal servants of the crown.
While John excelled at the local John Fisher school in Purley, his father, who had volunteered for the RAF at the end of the first world war, worked for HM Customs. His mother was an administrator in the Inland Revenue until compulsory retirement on pregnancy, after which she devoted herself to bringing up three sons. John won a place to Trinity College, Cambridge, but opted to do his national service first.

This was one of several significant experiences, bringing a posting to the Suez canal a year before the 1956 crisis, but also a stubborn reaction against authority. He even renounced smoking because it was the done thing in the army.

Somehow avoiding court martial, he was discharged early and hitchhiked back to Britain and Cambridge, where he studied English literature under FR Leavis. He then took a job with Turner and Newall, where the corporate equivalent of sergeant majors saw him resign within a month. It was journalism's gain; he found a job on the Croydon Advertiser and then, in 1960, at the Guardian's office in Manchester, where he was central to a young and lively team. He moved to London in 1967.

His decade's work on the paper was widely admired, taking him all over Britain in search of oddities such as the gold-tapped Goslett Conversation bath, designed to take two people. He also reported widely overseas and was one of a succession of Guardian motoring correspondents who disliked cars, earning reproofs from manufacturers who considered his criticisms unpatriotic.

He was also a keen cyclist, motorcyclist and pilot, talking his way into Cambridge University air squadron despite being just under their minimum height requirement of 5ft 4in. On one occasion he found himself over King's College with aviation fuel streaming from his wing after he had forgotten to screw back the fuel cap, but landed safely.

Another turning point came when he covered the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s. He found himself powerless, amid circumstances which were clearly leading towards carnage. A significant article describes his frustration at being unable to persuade the rebel leader Odumegwu Ojukwu to change policies during an interview, as if a British reporter could single-handedly alter the course of events.

John's strong sense of injustice was similarly outraged by Northern Ireland, where he also felt a personal stake. Although the friendliest of colleagues, whose many personal links to the paper survived until his death, he felt increasingly unhappy at work. He was a leading critic of Guardian management in the National Union of Journalists and successive crises in that field coincided with the arguments about Ireland. In 1972 he chose to go, sacrificing a comfortable salary and his best job.

His move to the Irish Free Press led to encounters with prejudice on the other side of Northern Ireland's bitter controversies which upset him every bit as much. He was happier at Radio Telefis Eireann, first in Belfast and then most successfully in London where his Anglo-Irishness came into its own. Colleagues and rivals have many stories of his generosity with stories and contacts, as well as vigorous religious debates; he was a lifelong supporter of traditional Catholicism, bereft at the loss of Latin and once hiring a train to take fellow enthusiasts to celebrate Tridentine Mass.

Before retiring in 1986 to restore a watermill near Bordeaux, where he enjoyed cycling and free electricity after installing a turbine, O'Callaghan freelanced for a range of media, still hunting down injustices and pressing for remedies. He never lost a restlessness, which later took him to London, Bath and York, where he died after fracturing his skull in a fall at home. Gregarious and much-loved, he had an inner shyness, and as he never married, there was no one to help. He leaves his brothers Gerald and Vincent.

· John O'Callaghan, journalist, born December 3 1934; died March 23 2007

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: harps2002champs on April 06, 2007, 08:53:18 AM
my neighbours cat got the chop last night  :D woke up this morning and it was flattened on the road
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on April 06, 2007, 08:59:12 AM
Somebody register with Irish news & cut & paste the death notices here. It woud be very handy for everybody who nos somebody what died. Some fellas are just takin the piss about Elvis an all.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fluffy Che on April 06, 2007, 09:26:33 AM
With this thread...the death of hope. ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: heganboy on April 06, 2007, 12:35:31 PM
Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle, Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate.

The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendent of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by His mother, Mary, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples and many other followers.

Jesus was self-educated and spent most of his adult life working as a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father's Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: passedit on April 06, 2007, 04:11:39 PM
You know you've entered a new stage in your life when the first page you turn to in the Irish News is the death notices.

I'd swear there's oul wans check it every day to make sure they're not in it themselves.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: redboots on April 06, 2007, 05:14:18 PM
What a load of horse shit ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on April 06, 2007, 07:55:48 PM
You know you've entered a new stage in your life when the first page you turn to in the Irish News is the death notices.

I'd swear there's oul wans check it every day to make sure they're not in it themselves.


It's the ones that turn up/on the radio for the deat notices that get me!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on April 07, 2007, 03:25:35 PM
After recent events and handshakes....

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What are them two squiggles coming out of Derry and Newry.......
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on April 07, 2007, 03:27:22 PM
They're rivers ye eejit.  I have an A'Level in geography.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on April 07, 2007, 03:30:03 PM
They're rivers ye eejit.  I have an A'Level in geography.

Black rivers? An A level in Geography? Makes you sound like Rodney Trotter.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: thebandit on April 07, 2007, 03:58:18 PM
Drew Kirk RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on April 07, 2007, 03:59:51 PM
They're rivers ye eejit.  I have an A'Level in geography.

Black rivers? An A level in Geography? Makes you sound like Rodney Trotter.

Aye, ye never hear of the River Blackwater?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on April 07, 2007, 04:07:35 PM
By the sounds of it, you've been on the 'black water' today.

Them lines are supposed to be the coast lines!

'A' level in Geography. Am surprised you can find the way to the bog in thon pub!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on April 07, 2007, 05:37:39 PM
Have you ever seen the rivers/streams round Lurgan?  Black as your boot.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on April 08, 2007, 10:01:59 PM
Jaysus.. There ye go now.  I always thought Master McGrath was buried in Lurgan Park or Brownlow House or something like that.  Didn't know he was buried in Solitude.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on April 09, 2007, 11:35:54 AM
Jaysus.. There ye go now.  I always thought Master McGrath was buried in Lurgan Park or Brownlow House or something like that.  Didn't know he was buried in Solitude.


Jezuz, don't be tellin the Cliftonville fans that they have a dead dog buried in the pitch!!!  :o
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Blacksheep on April 13, 2007, 02:12:09 PM
Fearon (Anthony), Portadown

Missing in action, presumed dead.
Sadly missed by all his colleagues on GAA Board & OWC.
A memorial service will be held outside Poyntzpass Credit Union on Monday 16th April at 11.00am.
May he rest in peace.

St Anthony the worker pray for him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donagh on April 13, 2007, 02:17:50 PM
Solitude? Is that not where the nuns live? For some reason I thought he was buried in Waterford.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on April 25, 2007, 02:01:03 PM
Seein as posters dont like postin real death notices here you can use this link to the Iriah News.
You have to pay for it just like the paper but it coud be handie if you cant get outy to the shops.

http://www.irishnews.com/access/archivesearch/category.asp?cat=534 (http://www.irishnews.com/access/archivesearch/category.asp?cat=534)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on April 25, 2007, 02:03:19 PM
What about births A4SA?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on April 25, 2007, 02:07:18 PM
That a grate idea Fullback. I'll start a tread on that to. I'll do the ones for south armagh from the bulliten and the rest of yous can do other areas.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on April 25, 2007, 02:26:04 PM
Ach how could I have forgotten about this old dear....

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: neutral on April 25, 2007, 02:27:07 PM
nice cream buns
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dinny Breen on April 25, 2007, 03:09:30 PM
Frank Grimes, poor old grimey....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 26, 2007, 11:44:52 AM
The radio star
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: guy crouchback on April 26, 2007, 02:19:46 PM
what happened to him ziggy?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on April 26, 2007, 02:22:25 PM
I think video was charged with killing him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on April 26, 2007, 02:24:20 PM
Shergar
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gnevin on April 26, 2007, 02:25:44 PM
Shergar
prove it
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on April 26, 2007, 02:55:37 PM
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: his holiness nb on April 26, 2007, 03:02:22 PM
This guy,

no wait,

forget it  :(

"A man, who was pronounced dead in hospital, was later found to be very much alive when mortuary staff came to collect him from what they thought was his deathbed.

Staff had declared the man dead
His family had been informed that he had died and were grieving before the mistake was noticed.

The unnamed disabled man in his 30s has since been discharged and returned home.

His death was mistakenly certified in Dublin's Mater hospital on Easter Sunday – a date closely associated with miraculous resurrections although in this case the patient did not die in the first place.

Today a spokesman for the Mater, which was established by the Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy in 1861, confirmed that the incident took place.

advertisementWhile management have set up an inquiry to establish how the error happened.

”This incident has occurred and it is under internal investigation at the moment,” a spokesman said.

It is understood ward staff declared the man dead and contacted morticians so that the body could be collected.

The man's family were contacted around the same time and informed of their supposed loss.

A source close to the hospital told the Irish Times: “This man certainly was pronounced dead and, some time later, I understand he was very much alive.”

Another source said: “Relatives were informed that this man had died, and when a guy from the morgue came up to collect his body, he said he wasn't dead at all.”

He added: “Needless to say, the hospital is very perturbed at what happened.”
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on April 26, 2007, 03:04:32 PM
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Shergar, moments after the abduction by the Cheskonov family in Navan.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 26, 2007, 03:45:31 PM
Shergar today....

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Evil Genius on April 26, 2007, 03:56:34 PM
The mutt belonging to the father of famous Scouse comedian, Ken Dodd, has passed away:

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Yup, Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead... ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: neutral on April 26, 2007, 04:12:02 PM
as a dodo
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Mac hinery on April 26, 2007, 11:39:04 PM
Some say the divil is dead
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ardal on April 26, 2007, 11:41:29 PM
the devil, the devil is dead
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on April 26, 2007, 11:44:38 PM

Some say the divil is dead

the devil, the devil is dead

Any truth in the rumour that he's buried in Killarney?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ardal on April 26, 2007, 11:47:20 PM

Some say the divil is dead

the devil, the devil is dead

Any truth in the rumour that he's buried in Killarney?

Wouldn't know about that, but I'm reliably informed he's joined the british army
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on April 26, 2007, 11:49:23 PM
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Wouldn't know about that, but I'm reliably informed he's joined the british army

So he rose again  :o
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 27, 2007, 12:02:15 AM
No, he wasn't treated at the Mater
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on April 27, 2007, 12:04:39 PM
The mutt belonging to the father of famous Scouse comedian, Ken Dodd, has passed away:

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Yup, Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead... ;)

I'm not entirely tickled by that Evil Genius.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on April 29, 2007, 02:37:20 PM
Dr Conn Murphy the former president of the GAA from Cork has died. May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Blacksheep on April 29, 2007, 08:15:20 PM
RIP
 
Former President Murphy passes away
29 April 2007


The GAA is mourning the death of Cork Gael Con Murphy, who served as President of the Association from 1976 to 1979.

A four time All-Ireland winning hurler with the Rebel County, Con Murphy played on the three in a row winning side of 1942, ’43, ’44.

He later moved on to become a referee and took charge of the senior final in 1948 and ’50.

He then moved into administration and took the reigns of the GAA in 1976 and took great pride in officially opening the 50,000 seater Pairc Ui Chaoimh in his own beloved Cork during his term.

In 1995 he was granted the freedom of Cork.

Con Murphy is the second former GAA President to pass away in a short space of time after Seamus O Riain’s death in January.

 
 
©2007 Lynn Publications 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stew on April 29, 2007, 11:06:46 PM
FFA is dead and rigor mortis has well and truly set in. ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: wesaysanchez on April 29, 2007, 11:27:04 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/irish/6410829.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh Cúchulainns on April 30, 2007, 01:17:10 PM
Just like to inform you all of the untimely passing of

'Smoking in Enclosed Public Places' on Monday 30th April
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maddog on July 09, 2007, 12:01:33 PM
The death has just been announced of Armagh senior football. Although it had been in the doldrums for over 100 years, it showed some signs of life in 2002, but this reader has the pleasure that that team is well and truly dead and buried.

When is Down football going to be exhumed. Would there be anything there at all?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downredblack on July 09, 2007, 12:46:39 PM
The death has just been announced of Armagh senior football. Although it had been in the doldrums for over 100 years, it showed some signs of life in 2002, but this reader has the pleasure that that team is well and truly dead and buried.

When is Down football going to be exhumed. Would there be anything there at all?

I know this is pointless but Fcuk it .

All we have is Tradition , Something you orangies would know very little about , 1 in a row doesn't cut it .We also have a ground that matches our proud history . If you lot would stay out of La Manga and stopped believing your own hype you might have a ground that you could play a championship game in . Although once the bandwagon has finally ground to a halt , Cross will be big enough for ya's .
Dont mean to dance on anyone's grave but the amount of crap we have had to listen to about ancient history and so on I just hope you boys aren't dusting off the DVD in 20 years time wondering whether you will ever do it again . Jesus knows how many we will have by then .
All the best from your good friends and neighbours . ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on July 09, 2007, 12:51:00 PM
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Jesus knows how many we will have by then .
:D
We all know.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on July 09, 2007, 12:52:38 PM
The death has just been announced of Armagh senior football. Although it had been in the doldrums for over 100 years, it showed some signs of life in 2002, but this reader has the pleasure that that team is well and truly dead and buried.

When is Down football going to be exhumed. Would there be anything there at all?

I know this is pointless but Fcuk it .

All we have is Tradition , Something you orangies would know very little about , 1 in a row doesn't cut it .We also have a ground that matches our proud history . If you lot would stay out of La Manga and stopped believing your own hype you might have a ground that you could play a championship game in . Although once the bandwagon has finally ground to a halt , Cross will be big enough for ya's .
Dont mean to dance on anyone's grave but the amount of crap we have had to listen to about ancient history and so on I just hope you boys aren't dusting off the DVD in 20 years time wondering whether you will ever do it again . Jesus knows how many we will have by then .
All the best from your good friends and neighbours . ;D


It's not just Jesus that knows
But fair play to you for being optimistic :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maddog on July 09, 2007, 01:01:21 PM
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All we have is Tradition

Like Cavan then.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downredblack on July 09, 2007, 01:41:05 PM
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All we have is Tradition

Like Cavan then.

You say that like its a bad thing , Jaysus if you boys had half of what Cavan has won you wouldn't be sitting on 1 AI for a start . But sure look we all have to start with 1 . ;D

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maddog on July 09, 2007, 02:30:35 PM
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All we have is Tradition

Like Cavan then.

You say that like its a bad thing , Jaysus if you boys had half of what Cavan has won you wouldn't be sitting on 1 AI for a start . But sure look we all have to start with 1 . ;D



Indeed, and the way things are for you you will have a sore neck looking over your shoulder for the next 20 years.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: man in black on July 09, 2007, 02:32:37 PM
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Indeed, and the way things are for you you will have a sore neck looking over your shoulder

Especially when Tyrone lift their 3rd Sam in September. ;) Its a champagne year amongst the bushes. ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downredblack on July 09, 2007, 02:34:43 PM
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All we have is Tradition

Like Cavan then.

You say that like its a bad thing , Jaysus if you boys had half of what Cavan has won you wouldn't be sitting on 1 AI for a start . But sure look we all have to start with 1 . ;D


Indeed, and the way things are for you you will have a sore neck looking over your shoulder for the next 20 years.


Looking over my shoulder at what ? Sure we are well used to having Armagh behind us  ;) Cant see anything changing there , Can you ?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maddog on July 09, 2007, 02:40:27 PM
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All we have is Tradition

Like Cavan then.

You say that like its a bad thing , Jaysus if you boys had half of what Cavan has won you wouldn't be sitting on 1 AI for a start . But sure look we all have to start with 1 . ;D





Indeed, and the way things are for you you will have a sore neck looking over your shoulder for the next 20 years.


Looking over my shoulder at what ? Sure we are well used to having Armagh behind us  ;) Cant see anything changing there , Can you ?


yep, man in black (rather chillingly) could be right. It's heartening though that with the state of Down football all the down lads can do is take a swipe at Armagh. We take it as a compliment you know. ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downredblack on July 09, 2007, 02:54:10 PM
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All we have is Tradition

Like Cavan then.

You say that like its a bad thing , Jaysus if you boys had half of what Cavan has won you wouldn't be sitting on 1 AI for a start . But sure look we all have to start with 1 . ;D





Indeed, and the way things are for you you will have a sore neck looking over your shoulder for the next 20 years.


Looking over my shoulder at what ? Sure we are well used to having Armagh behind us  ;) Cant see anything changing there , Can you ?


yep, man in black (rather chillingly) could be right. It's heartening though that with the state of Down football all the down lads can do is take a swipe at Armagh. We take it as a compliment you know. ;)

Ah Maddog , there is nothing personal in it ,  it's just swings and roundabouts . Remember we showed ya's the way down to Dublin before , we might have to do it again . But not for a year or two  ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maddog on July 09, 2007, 03:06:59 PM
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Remember we showed ya's the way down to Dublin before

Did you now? I think we were there some 7 years before you, albeit in the horse and cart days. Anyway i can always say i was there to witness our first. Thats my comforting notion and im clinging to it for now. ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on September 02, 2007, 01:50:41 AM
They may have been murdered so a court case may soon follow.
In danger of being closed by the mods.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on September 03, 2007, 01:29:09 PM
What is this shit you are on about softstation?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on September 04, 2007, 03:32:25 AM
Softstation.
Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you hit a nerve!
Sure you're not even a real full back.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on September 04, 2007, 01:32:59 PM
Sure you're not even a real full back.


And you are :)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on September 06, 2007, 07:27:39 AM
Pavarotti the italian singer has died after a long illness. hes most well noan for riting the theme song for italia 90 in 1990 when Ireland was there. The song made him famus all over the world. He was a very big man and a very good singer but he coud have been a footballer when he was young. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bod Mor on September 06, 2007, 07:30:30 AM
hes most well noan for riting the theme song for italia 90 in 1990 when Ireland was there.

 :D ;D :D ;D, that's the funniest thing I've heard in a while. Giacomo Puccini will be turning in his grave  :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sky Blue on September 06, 2007, 08:00:28 AM
Pavarotti the italian singer has died after a long illness. hes most well noan for riting the theme song for italia 90 in 1990 when Ireland was there. The song made him famus all over the world. He was a very big man and a very good singer but he coud have been a footballer when he was young. RIP
:D :D :D Laughed my bollocks off!! This young fellas a star. RIP Pavarotti. In some ways it's hardly surprising that younger ones in Ireland think he only emerged during Italia 90. That's the only time you ever heard opera on RTE.

When you listen to that 5Times it brings back great memories of Irelands first World Cup finals.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Blacksheep on September 06, 2007, 08:54:31 AM
Is there no culture in Armagh at all??  ::)

I heard on the wireless that he only was only paid 3 tenners for appearing in Hyde Park. Cheap at twice the price.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 06, 2007, 11:00:45 AM
The music
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on September 06, 2007, 01:44:18 PM
John Kelly was a man of principle. RIP

A4SA is unbelievable!  :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on September 06, 2007, 04:22:22 PM
John 'Rabbi' Kelly, RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: SouthArmaghBandit on September 06, 2007, 09:24:16 PM
God bless John Kelly and may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on September 12, 2007, 08:52:00 PM
i was at a we furneral this morning and its funny how the funeral of a oul woman can be sad an happy at the same time, The woman had a big family an never got married but she had a grate holy life and rote poems and storys for every body to enjoy. It was a happy thing that she lived so long and brot happyness to her famliy and friends.  She came from a v holy family so she did and I hope her soles in heaven now. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on September 23, 2007, 10:31:27 AM
The famus French mime man Marcel Marso has died last nite. He was 84 and it was on the wireless. I didnt no him but other people did. may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Kerry Mike on September 23, 2007, 11:10:02 AM
He was a quite man, never a word out of him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Blacksheep on September 23, 2007, 11:12:48 AM
The famus French mime man Marcel Marso has died last nite. He was 84 and it was on the wireless. I didnt no him but other people did. may he rest in peace.

A mime artist on the wireless  :-\. I've heard it all now! What station was he on Armagh4Sam?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 23, 2007, 11:14:41 AM
The famus French mime man Marcel Marso has died last nite. He was 84 and it was on the wireless. I didnt no him but other people did. may he rest in peace.

A mime artist on the wireless  :-\. I've heard it all now! What station was he on Armagh4Sam?

Like Prince in his "The Artist Formerly Known as.." days, the station has no man. It goes by

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 23, 2007, 11:54:14 AM
The famus French mime man Marcel Marso has died last nite. He was 84 and it was on the wireless. I didnt no him but other people did. may he rest in peace.

Apparently he was strangled live on stage during a show, by the Invisible Man, while the audience stood and cheered.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on September 23, 2007, 11:55:52 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on September 23, 2007, 12:20:56 PM
The famus French mime man Marcel Marso has died last nite. He was 84 and it was on the wireless. I didnt no him but other people did. may he rest in peace.

Apparently he was strangled live on stage during a show, by the Invisible Man, while the audience stood and cheered.

Classic Lecale!  :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on September 23, 2007, 12:41:17 PM
 Very good :D :D

I thought he looked a bit pale.

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 23, 2007, 06:24:14 PM
I hear that France is going to have a minute of noise for him on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hurler on the Bitch on September 23, 2007, 06:42:16 PM
Sad to hear that he was dead - I had all his records.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Aristotle Flynn on September 23, 2007, 08:40:49 PM
Some of this stuff isn't funny. A man has died for God's sake. Have some compassion.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on September 23, 2007, 09:00:44 PM
I never said nothin rong we prayed for him at mass.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hurler on the Bitch on September 23, 2007, 10:09:10 PM
Aristotle wise the f**k up ... you never knew him and never will now! Anyhow, I would be interested to hear what his last words were. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on September 24, 2007, 07:28:10 AM
 :D :D :D
I know a bar where they ran a competition called the "death list". Everybody picked a famous living person and they paid in a £1 a week each. The first person on the list who died the jackpot went to who ever picked.

Would you consider organising this A4SA?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hurler on the Bitch on September 24, 2007, 08:34:46 AM
That 'Death List' thing was a popular one in our bar .. i.e. in January you paid 10 quid got a list of 20 famous old people. You picked 8 and at the end of the year - bingo - the one with the most took the dosh.... The Queen Mother was always a banker and the year she went everybody had her ... (as in 'had her' on the coupon!)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on September 24, 2007, 11:26:31 AM
There's a US website that does this annual Top 40 celebrity death predictions. Can't find the link now but I know Kirk Douglas and Richard Widmark have been near the top of the chart for a few years.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on September 24, 2007, 05:17:21 PM
Thats a bit on the morbid side.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 24, 2007, 08:53:59 PM
Thats a bit on the morbid side.
I don't think so. It's not as if anyone would set out to kill somebody famous just to win £50. On the other hand  :-\ maybe we should bother.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on September 24, 2007, 09:10:42 PM
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Aristotle Flynn on September 24, 2007, 09:11:48 PM
This is getting beyond a joke!! Now we have handy caps for picking young people!! So if some body picks Maddy McCann they'll get a bonus if (God forbid) the worst happens?
Sick, Sick, Sick.

I think A4SA started this to pay respect to those who have past away, not take bets on who is next.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: SouthArmaghBandit on September 24, 2007, 09:48:47 PM
Just keep diggin Quinn. I'm lovin this!  :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sky Blue on September 24, 2007, 09:52:38 PM
Hardy had the sense to delete his contribution. Do us all a favour and do the same Mighty Quinn. There's nothing Mighty about your posts so far.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on September 24, 2007, 10:00:13 PM
Disgusting. tr**p! Are you for real or are you just looking for a reaction from the genuine GAA posters that register here?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on September 24, 2007, 10:10:07 PM
Disgusting. tr**p! Are you for real or are you just looking for a reaction from the genuine GAA posters that register here?
Get off your high horse silky, you were laughing a few pages back.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on September 24, 2007, 10:14:30 PM
Mighty Quinn - read the sticky post at the top of the page. Not everything goes here. There are standards. You are new on here so posters should give you a bit of latitude but don't rip the arse out of it! There's alway someone who goes too far and it seems you're it tonight.
This is a good discussion Board and we all enjoy using it so we don't appreciate new people coming on and ignoring the standards of common decency that we have signed up to.

Just delete the offencive post and forget about it. I'm sure you're a decent sort underneath the rough exterior.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on September 24, 2007, 10:16:49 PM
Another bollocks on a high horse.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on September 24, 2007, 10:21:34 PM
God Pints you have one strange sense of humour!  :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on September 24, 2007, 10:23:46 PM
Thought I'd none.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on September 24, 2007, 10:30:02 PM
 :-\ You said it!
This thread was very amusing with funny contributions from Ziggysego, Lecale, Bacen etc. But this guy Quinn is tragging things into the gutter.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 24, 2007, 10:45:51 PM
God Guillem you've got wild sensitive in your old age! If I remember right, you were the only man ever to have been barred from the Felons! What's got into you?

I think I know the Might Quinn and if he's who I think he is he's a decent sort.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on September 24, 2007, 10:56:32 PM
 :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on September 24, 2007, 11:03:34 PM
Just want to point out that I deleted what I'd posted not because of the pious promptings of anyone here. I think people are getting mixed up between genuine grief and sensitivity about individual deaths on one hand and the general subject of death on the other, to which a humorous and irreverent attitude is healthy, as far as I'm concerned. It's coming to all of us, you know.

Anyway, I had posted the names of some people who might merit a handicap on the basis that they're more likely than others to attract homicide and then the thought occurred that it wouldn't be nice if god forbid one of them actually did ...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fishbat on September 25, 2007, 12:00:10 AM
Know a few bars in the states running a "Murder Pool" - $50 a head (so to speak)  closest man to the total for that year scoops the lot - but there are rules - any bodies found outside the city limits are defunct, similiarly any bodies found dumped inside the limits but the person is from another town or state does'nt count - basically those murdered must be from that particular city and their bodies found there.

Which makes me wonder if there is say $5000 up for grabs and the tally is close between a few loopers, would they be tempted to up the tally themselves?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: never kickt a ball on September 25, 2007, 12:50:02 AM
Just want to point out that I deleted what I'd posted not because of the pious promptings of anyone here. I think people are getting mixed up between genuine grief and sensitivity about individual deaths on one hand and the general subject of death on the other, to which a humorous and irreverent attitude is healthy, as far as I'm concerned. It's coming to all of us, you know.

Anyway, I had posted the names of some people who might merit a handicap on the basis that they're more likely than others to attract homicide and then the thought occurred that it wouldn't be nice if god forbid one of them actually did ...

Your were dead right there Hardy.  :D
Title: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on September 28, 2007, 02:36:06 PM
Quote
I hear that France is going to have a minute of noise for him on Tuesday.


Ziggy...if that was an original line of your own you'll be glad to hear that Joe Brolly used it in his clolumn in Gaelic Life to day.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 28, 2007, 02:37:52 PM
Quote
I hear that France is going to have a minute of noise for him on Tuesday.


Ziggy...if that was an original line of your own you'll be glad to hear that Joe Brolly used it in his clolumn in Gaelic Life to day.

b**tard. I expect royalities!  :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on October 21, 2007, 12:31:34 PM
Sammy Duddy (c. 1945 - October 17, 2007) was a leading member of the Ulster Political Research Group, which provides political advice to the Ulster Defence Association.

Born as Evan Abbott Samuel Duddy, he was based in Belfast's Rathcoole estate as the North Belfast representative for the UPRG. Duddy's home was targeted for a pipe bomb attack in 2003, in an incident blamed on supporters of Johnny Adair during a Loyalist feud.

His initial role in loyalism had been during the late 1970s and early 1980s when he served as the public relations officer for the then legal UDA. Duddy went on to serve as the editor of UDA magazine Ulster for a time and published a book of poetry entitled Concrete Whirlpools of the Mind which received praise for its sensitive treatment of the problems for young working class men drawn into violence. At weekends he worked as a drag artist in working class clubs and pubs around Belfast.

Duddy retired from active loyalism in the 1990s, but was recalled by the UPRG to help rebuild their image after the collapse of the Ulster Democratic Party and the split from Adair and John White.

At the height of the fall-out in 2003, his home was hit with a pipe bomb. In 2006 shots were fired at his house in Rathcoole, north Belfast; his pet Chihuahua "Bambi" died after being hit causing Sammy to utter the immortal line "You shot my Chihuahua you b**tard!".

He died in 2007, aged 62, after suffering a massive heart attack. Frankie Gallagher, a spokesman for the UPRG, stated, following Duddy's death: "He came out of retirement to pursue a peaceful path for his community and in pursuit of that he has given his life. It's a massive, massive loss for his community."

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 21, 2007, 12:35:39 PM
Was Sammy the drag act, or was that someone else?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on October 21, 2007, 12:50:48 PM
Quote
"You shot my Chihuahua you b**tard!".

Jaysus, I remember him saying this on the news. I almost pished myself laughing.
News reporter, "And what did you do when this happened?"
Sammy, "I just ran out and shouted, 'You shot my chihuahua............you b**tard'"
Fecking hilarious!

Correct ziggy, Sammy was the drag queen.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on October 23, 2007, 08:46:01 PM
I can never pass up an opportunity to tell the chihuahua joke ...

Women parks her bike at the chemists, goes in and asks for hair-removing cream.
 - Try this. Apply it lightly and leave your tights off for 24 hours.

Oh, you misunderstand - it's for my chihuahua!
 - Ah! In that case, I wouldn't ride the bike for a week.


Ooh yes missus.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on December 01, 2007, 01:47:28 PM
Was he a catholic?

Death of stuntman 'Evel' Knievel
Saturday, 1 December 2007 11:12

Evel Knievel, the motorcycle stuntman whose daredevil exploits made him an international icon, has died in Florida.

He was 69 and had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for some years.

By the time of his retirement, he had broken almost forty bones, including his back seven times, spent at least a month in a coma in 1968 and nearly died a number of times.

AdvertisementRobert Craig Knievel had retired in 1981.

Born in Butte, Montana, he said he was inspired at the age of 8 when he saw an auto daredevil show.

His personal life was at times almost as painful as his job. He had trouble with the law starting as a teenager, went through bankruptcy and was estranged for years from his son, Robbie, who also became a motorcycle daredevil.

He was dubbed 'Evil Knievel' by a jailer in Montana after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from police. He later changed the spelling to 'Evel' as his daredevil career took off to avoid being perceived as a bad guy.

Knievel was married twice and had four children.


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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 01, 2007, 01:57:14 PM
Was he a catholic?

Huh?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on December 01, 2007, 02:14:18 PM
if he wasnt a catholic he mightent want us to prey fro him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: THE MIGHTY QUINN on December 01, 2007, 07:25:26 PM
I always had the impression, rightly or wrongly that he was a devout Catholic who went to mass and received the sacraments every day
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on December 01, 2007, 09:36:46 PM
God rest his soul. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on December 02, 2007, 01:05:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxgm5uM64hc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxgm5uM64hc&feature=related)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on December 13, 2007, 10:07:26 AM
US soul musician Ike Turner dies 
 
Turner denied claims of abuse by his former wife
US soul legend Ike Turner, the former husband of Tina Turner, has died at the age of 76.
He died at his home near San Diego, California. There was no immediate word on the cause of death.

He rose to fame in the 1960s, and is best remembered for his musical partnership and stormy marriage with Tina Turner, who said he abused her.

In later years he rehabilitated his image and won his second Grammy in February for Risin' with the Blues.

He shared his only other Grammy with Tina Turner in 1972 for their cover of Proud Mary.

"Ike Turner passed away this morning. He was at his home," said Scott Hanover, an official at the performer's management company.

'Demonised'

Michele Schweitzer, a spokeswoman for his former wife, said: "Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today.

  To critics he will be known as a great founder, unfortunately to the general public he will always be known as a brutal man

Paul Gambaccini , broadcaster

"She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made."

Turner, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is credited by many music historians with making the first rock 'n' roll record, Rocket 88, in 1951.

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "In musical terms [he was] very important.

"Rocket 88 is one of the two records that can claim to be the first rock 'n' roll record, being the other being The Fat Man by Fats Domino from 1949," he said.

He said the track was an "indisputable claim to fame" for Mr Turner.

"To critics he will be known as a great founder, unfortunately to the general public he will always be known as a brutal man," he added.

 OBITUARY
 


Mountain highs - and lows

Turner was also known as a prolific session guitarist and piano player.

After marrying Tina Turner in 1959, the pair produced a string of hits, including A Fool In Love and It's Gonna Work Out Fine.

The song River Deep Mountain High, produced by Phil Spector, was one of their most successful singles.

Turner's biographer, Nigel Cawthorne, said that his performances had left a political legacy behind.

"Although there had been black rock and rollers who had made it big already, they really only played to a white audience," he told the Today programme.

"Ike and Tina played to a mixed audience and he deliberately desegregated audiences in the southern states. He wouldn't play to any segregated audiences at all," he added.

But Mr Turner will be forever remembered for his turbulent relationship with Tina Turner, the BBC's Peter Bowes in Los Angeles says.

In 2001, Mr Turner denied his ex-wife's claims that he abused her and expressed frustration that he had been demonised in the media.


And - no. He wasn't Catholic A4SA.

 
Title: Re: Death Notices - 2007 low-lights
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on December 13, 2007, 03:46:28 PM
Here's some of the celeb ones to check out this year:

Evil Knievel, Cyclist

Ike Turner, Musician/wife beater

Joey Bishop, Least known Rat pack member

Lois Maxwell, Mish Money Penny

Marcel Marceau, Loud-mouth artiste

Luciano Pavarotti, Fat chanter

Boris Yeltsin, Russian madman/drinker

John Inman, Freeman

Any more out there?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on December 13, 2007, 04:00:49 PM
Christie Hennessy - singer/songwriter
Katy French - model
Anna Nicole Smith - ??
Marcel Marceau - mimist (sp)
Crush - WWF/WWE

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 13, 2007, 04:04:54 PM
Tommy Makem - Bard of Armagh
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on December 26, 2007, 08:39:39 PM
Joe Dolan dies today.  RIP

http://www.joedolan.com/index2.htm (http://www.joedolan.com/index2.htm)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Square Ball on December 26, 2007, 09:11:12 PM
The GAA as an armature sport?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on December 27, 2007, 09:11:13 PM
Joe Dolan. I never liked his show but RIP. He was loved by mammys all over Ireland.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerry on December 31, 2007, 08:29:26 PM

Man arrested after Greening death

Kevin Greening formerly hosted Radio 1's breakfast show
A man has been arrested following the death of radio presenter Kevin Greening, Scotland Yard has said.

He is in his fifties and has been questioned on suspicion of possessing and intending to supply Class A drugs.

He was detained at the location in Wandsworth, south London, where Greening's body was discovered and has been given police bail until March.

Greening, an ex-BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ, died in his sleep on Saturday at the age of 44.

A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of his death and further tests will now be conducted, the Metropolitan Police added.

The case is being treated as an "unexplained" death and detectives from the force's specialist crime directorate are involved in trying to establish what happened.

This unit investigates London's "most serious and high-profile cases" and is sometimes described as the "Murder Squad" by the media.

However, a Scotland Yard spokesman insisted this was not currently a murder inquiry.
Title: Edie 'Bozo' Miller
Post by: full back on January 18, 2008, 11:52:20 AM
Death Of A Legend............


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/13/MNPTUE04P.DTL

 Eddie "Bozo" Miller, a competitive eater whose gastronomical feats earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records - twice - died Monday in his Oakland home. He was 89 - or 99, depending on which version of his story he liked to tell.

Although Miller suffered from diabetes, a weakened heart and kidney failure, his family said he died of old age.

A son of vaudevillians, Miller liked to do everything in high style, whether it was betting on horses, managing boxing fights or competitive gorging. He once claimed he outdrank a lion in a martini contest.

The 1981 edition of Guinness Book of World Records dubbed Miller the "world's greatest trencherman," or heavy eater, and listed him as undefeated in eating contests since 1931. He ate 27 roast chickens, of 2 pounds each, in one sitting at Trader Vic's in Emeryville in 1963. He drank two quarts of liquor in an hour. Both feats vaulted him into the Guinness World Book, but the chicken escapade also won him a $10,000 bet.

At the time, he weighed 280 pounds and was consuming 25,000 calories a day - 11 times more than his doctor recommended. At the peak of his eating contest days he stood 5 feet 7 and tipped the scale at 330. He wore a 57-inch belt.

"Yes, he was larger than life," said his daughter, Candice Blackman of Pleasant Hill. "He was a born showoff."

Growing up with Miller, life could be a bit of circus. He drove his kids to school in lime green or bright yellow Cadillac convertibles. "He had the top down, music blaring, and honked these crazy horns he had installed," Blackman said. "It was always embarrassing."

There was a jukebox in the Miller breakfast room that he always kept stocked with 45s.

"He wasn't a normal dad, that's for sure," she added. "Every day he went to the racetrack, came back and cooked dinner. He loved blondes, he loved booze, he loved life. We all miss him."

Miller was proud of his epicurean prowess, and claimed he once ate 400 raviolis - single-handedly wiping the pasta offering off a restaurant's menu. He once consumed 30 pounds of elk meat loaf, and bragged he could down up to 12,000 raw oysters. For a beverage, Miller favored the martini - 10 to 12 of them before lunch.

His calling card read, "World Champion of Gourmand Gastronomics."

He told The Chronicle that he beat a lion in a martini-drinking contest.

"Some guy from the circus came into the restaurant - Reno Barsocchini's, I think - with a lion on a leash," he said.

"I drank them out of a glass, and they put the martinis on a soup plate for the lion. I maybe had about a dozen. The lion, he kept lapping them up until he just fell asleep."

The sometime fight promoter, bookie and liquor salesman was born in San Francisco. As a boy, he traveled with his parents on their vaudeville circuit, discovering he could entertain the performers with his stomach capacity. As a young man, he impressed his friends at ballgames with his disappearing hot dog trick.

His antics became professional, then legendary, and he attracted many Hollywood celebrities. In newspaper interviews, he described sumptuous dinners and claimed table guests such as Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford and Dean Martin.

In 1946, he married Janice Bidwell, a former princess of the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Ten years later, she suffered a brain hemorrhage that left her an invalid until her death in 2001.

His family is planning a private funeral, but a public "Bozo Bash" will be held in a few weeks to celebrate his life.

Miller is survived by two daughters, Blackman and Virginia "Cooky" Logan of Napa; and four grandchildren. A third daughter, Honey, predeceased him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on January 18, 2008, 05:52:49 PM
Chess legend Fischer dies at 64  
 

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The US-born player was a fierce critic of his government


Fischer's career 
The controversial former world chess champion, Bobby Fischer, has died in Iceland at the age of 64.
The US-born player, who became famous for beating Cold War Soviet rival Boris Spassky in 1972, died of an unspecified illness, his spokesman said.

He was granted Icelandic citizenship in 2005 as a way to avoid being deported to the US.

Mr Fischer was wanted for breaking international sanctions by playing a match in the former Yugoslavia in 1992.

  They [media] constantly use the words eccentric, eccentric, eccentric, weird. I am boring. I am boring!

Bobby Fischer

He also had alienated many in his homeland by broadcasting anti-Semitic diatribes and expressing support for the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York.

The reclusive player - who had renounced his US citizenship - had lived undetected in Japan for a number of years before moving to Iceland.

Tributes

Mr Fischer died in Iceland on Thursday, his spokesman Gardar Sverrisson said.

The nature of the illness was unknown but Mr Fischer had been reportedly seriously ill for some time.

Spassky said he was "very sorry" to hear of Mr Fischer's death, the Associated Press reported.

Russia's Garry Kasparov, a former world champion, said that Mr Fischer's ascent through the chess world in the 1960s was "a revolutionary breakthrough" for the game.

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'Match of the century'

Mr Fischer was born in Chicago in 1943, but was brought up in New York's Brooklyn.

He became a US chess champion at 14 and then a youngest grand master a year later.

He achieved world fame after playing a world championship match in Iceland in 1972, beating title-holder Spassky.

The so-called chess "match of the century" came to be seen as a proxy for the Cold War, as the Soviets had held the world title since World War II.

Mr Fischer, the individual who had triumphed over the might of the Communist system, became an American hero.

The 1972 match made chess fashionable, even sexy, some experts say.

He lost the world chess crown in 1975 after refusing to play against his Soviet rival Anatoly Karpov.

US critic

The eccentric US genius then simply disappeared, declining all lucrative sponsorship deals.

He resurfaced briefly in 1992, to play a re-match with Spassky in Yugoslavia in defiance of international sanctions.


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Mr Fischer then vanished again, though it later became clear he had been living for a number of years in Japan.

He hit world headlines again after the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US.

In an interview to a radio station in the Philippines, he described the attacks as the "wonderful news".

In another interview Mr Fischer accused the media of trying to "poison the public against me".

"They constantly use the words eccentric, eccentric, eccentric, weird. I am boring. I am boring!" he said.

He had also been strongly criticised for making anti-Semitic comments.

Mr Fischer was granted Icelandic citizenship in March 2005, after spending several months in detention in Japan.
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Post by: hardstation on January 18, 2008, 05:54:09 PM
Vera Duckworth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Duckworth)
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Post by: ziggysego on January 19, 2008, 11:03:45 PM
Sqn Bertram "Jimmy" Ldr James.

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One of 76 men who escaped from a Nazi prison camp in 1944 in Poland, which was remembered in the 1963 film starring Steve McQueen.
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Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on January 22, 2008, 10:48:26 PM
I dont no him but may be rest and peece and the soles of all the dearly departed

Hollywood actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence, a New York Police Department spokesman has said.
"He was found unconscious at the apartment and pronounced dead," a police spokeswoman said.

It is not yet clear how the 28-year-old Australian actor, who earned an Oscar nomination as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain, died.

Police said he had been due to have a massage at the flat.
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Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on January 23, 2008, 06:31:54 PM
Kieran McGeenys granny was buried today in Mullaghbawn after mass. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: THE MIGHTY QUINN on February 10, 2008, 01:14:57 PM
Kathleen Traynor, Silverbridge. A true Gael in every sense of the word. Together with her husband Pat she gave a lifetime to Silverbridge in all aspects of the Club including the Scor. A Pioneer for 55 years and a member of the Altar Society in the local Church she will be sorely missed.

RIP 
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Post by: Lecale2 on February 10, 2008, 09:19:52 PM
May she rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 12, 2008, 01:32:10 PM
Kathleen Traynor, Silverbridge. A true Gael in every sense of the word. Together with her husband Pat she gave a lifetime to Silverbridge in all aspects of the Club including the Scor. A Pioneer for 55 years and a member of the Altar Society in the local Church she will be sorely missed.

RIP 

True.
Rest in peace Kathleen. 
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Post by: Double Cross on February 18, 2008, 06:46:01 PM
Brendan 'The Dark' Hughes RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on February 18, 2008, 07:11:35 PM
Ian og's career
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on February 18, 2008, 07:15:30 PM
Missing millionaire Steve Fossett declared dead

Steve Fossett, the multimillionaire adventurer, has been declared legally dead five months after his disappearance while flying over the Nevada desert.

His wife, Peggy, had filed her petition in a court in Chicago to allow the process of executing Mr Fossett's will to begin.

"It was very sad," said Michael LoVallo, Mrs Fossett's attorney. "At first she hoped and sort of envisioned him walking down the road the next day with another story to tell.

"But as the days went on, she realized it wasn't going to happen as it had on other occasions when he'd had close calls."

After hearing testimony from Mrs Fossett, a family friend and a search-and-rescue expert, Judge Jeffrey Malak of the Cook County circuit court yesterday found there were "more than sufficient" evidence that Mr Fosset was dead.

Court records stated that Mr Fossett's estate was "vast" and worth millions of pounds.

There has been no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer since he had taken off in a single-engine plane from an airstrip near Yerington, Nevada, on Sept 3 last year.

 


Nothing fishy about this? How can you just disappear?

 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: balladmaker on February 18, 2008, 11:22:07 PM
Quote
Missing millionaire Steve Fossett declared dead

Steve Fossett, the multimillionaire adventurer, has been declared legally dead five months after his disappearance while flying over the Nevada desert.

His wife, Peggy, had filed her petition in a court in Chicago to allow the process of executing Mr Fossett's will to begin.

"It was very sad," said Michael LoVallo, Mrs Fossett's attorney. "At first she hoped and sort of envisioned him walking down the road the next day with another story to tell.

"But as the days went on, she realized it wasn't going to happen as it had on other occasions when he'd had close calls."

After hearing testimony from Mrs Fossett, a family friend and a search-and-rescue expert, Judge Jeffrey Malak of the Cook County circuit court yesterday found there were "more than sufficient" evidence that Mr Fosset was dead.

Court records stated that Mr Fossett's estate was "vast" and worth millions of pounds.

There has been no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer since he had taken off in a single-engine plane from an airstrip near Yerington, Nevada, on Sept 3 last year.



Nothing fishy about this? How can you just disappear?


Strange one indeed.  With today's technology available, and the fact that he went missing in a country that has every known technology available to it, how can he not be found?  No wreckage, nothing.  I'm sure Nevada is a massive area but surely with planes and search teams, something should have been found.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on February 18, 2008, 11:24:48 PM
Quote
Missing millionaire Steve Fossett declared dead

Steve Fossett, the multimillionaire adventurer, has been declared legally dead five months after his disappearance while flying over the Nevada desert.

His wife, Peggy, had filed her petition in a court in Chicago to allow the process of executing Mr Fossett's will to begin.

"It was very sad," said Michael LoVallo, Mrs Fossett's attorney. "At first she hoped and sort of envisioned him walking down the road the next day with another story to tell.

"But as the days went on, she realized it wasn't going to happen as it had on other occasions when he'd had close calls."

After hearing testimony from Mrs Fossett, a family friend and a search-and-rescue expert, Judge Jeffrey Malak of the Cook County circuit court yesterday found there were "more than sufficient" evidence that Mr Fosset was dead.

Court records stated that Mr Fossett's estate was "vast" and worth millions of pounds.

There has been no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer since he had taken off in a single-engine plane from an airstrip near Yerington, Nevada, on Sept 3 last year.



Nothing fishy about this? How can you just disappear?


Strange one indeed.  With today's technology available, and the fact that he went missing in a country that has every known technology available to it, how can he not be found?  No wreckage, nothing.  I'm sure Nevada is a massive area but surely with planes and search teams, something should have been found.



Sounds like a Bermuda Triangle type story....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on February 18, 2008, 11:38:05 PM
More like a missing canoe man story....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: heganboy on February 19, 2008, 02:57:39 AM
Fossett's disappearance led to the most compute power ever being devoted to a search and rescue, and the techniques used by (would you believe) a joint google microsoft and amazon  team of computer scientists have led to huge advances in how search and rescue is addressed. There is an introduction to it here http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/13/AR2007091302586.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/13/AR2007091302586.html)
Goes to show that despite all of the satellite imagery and tracking available, a man can still very simply disappear, even when thousands of people are looking for him.

Its unlikely (but not impossible) that Fossett left with the specific intention of not being found, but if you compare the Nevada mountains with the mountains in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and someone who is actively avoiding being found, its no wonder that Usama hasn't been found...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on February 25, 2008, 01:09:11 PM
Former Wexford captain and hurling great, Jim English died at the weekend.  Jim captained Wexford to victory over Cork in 1956 and won 3 All Irealnds in total.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on February 28, 2008, 12:05:53 PM
Drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix in his last regular group, Band of Gypsys, has died aged 60.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on March 03, 2008, 08:04:33 PM
Paul Raymond

The porn baron and property magnate has died aged 82.    Once dubbed the King of Soho, he opened the only premises in Britain to stage live striptease shows in 1958. His porn magazines included Razzle, Men’s World and Mayfair and he was thought to be worth £650 million.
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Post by: give her dixie on March 08, 2008, 09:56:13 PM
Carol Barnes R.I.P

former newreader on ITN
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: feetofflames on March 10, 2008, 10:29:49 AM
"Paul Raymond

The porn baron and property magnate has died aged 82.    Once dubbed the King of Soho, he opened the only premises in Britain to stage live striptease shows in 1958. His porn magazines included Razzle, Men’s World and Mayfair and he was thought to be worth £650 million."
Aye but was he happy?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Surreal Steve on March 14, 2008, 07:54:53 PM
DRICI RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 19, 2008, 08:10:28 PM
Arthur C. Clarke. (RIP)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on April 11, 2008, 11:17:19 PM
Torrentspy - http://www.torrentspy.com/
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on April 13, 2008, 07:04:12 AM
Francie Doherty - brother of Down All Ireland winning captain Paddy. Beaten to death by cowards. May he rest in peace.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7344046.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7344046.stm)
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Post by: youbetterbelieveit on April 13, 2008, 07:13:02 AM
Dr Patrick Hilliery, former Irish President
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Post by: ziggysego on April 14, 2008, 05:14:12 PM
Mark Speight - Former SMart presenter.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 16, 2008, 03:26:23 PM
Dickie Best, George's father.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: nrico2006 on April 16, 2008, 03:47:53 PM
Charlton Heston.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on May 13, 2008, 01:29:27 PM
Danny McAllister who played full-forward on the Antrim team that reached the All Ireland Senior Hurling final for the first time in 1943. RIP. Danny scored 4 goals in the Q/F win over Galway.


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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Feckitt on May 13, 2008, 04:06:02 PM
Guillem, that is a great photo.  What colours did Antrim wear in those days?
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Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on May 13, 2008, 05:08:41 PM
Think it was yellow & blue hoops, feckitt
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on May 14, 2008, 09:42:33 AM
Actually I phoned my Da, who was at the '43 final ,and though he wasn't 100% sure (he in his 80's) he seemed to remember it was green and yellow?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: aontroim on May 14, 2008, 01:36:47 PM
Great article on the Antrim County site by Curly McIlwaine on Danny McAllister;

http://antrim.gaa.ie/news/details/?id=1023

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 14, 2008, 01:59:06 PM
Danny had the privelege of presenting me with Glenariffes senior player of the year a few years back, a real gentleman. His daughter Fiona, who has been Glenariffes secretary for many years, and does a power of work for the club, is also battling cancer at the minute.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on May 14, 2008, 02:04:58 PM
Great article on the Antrim County site by Curly McIlwaine on Danny McAllister;

http://antrim.gaa.ie/news/details/?id=1023

R.I.P.

Good article alrite. Men were men in those days. RIP. Did his kids play any hurling if they were brought up in Whitehead?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: nrico2006 on May 14, 2008, 02:12:38 PM
Ivan Barr RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 14, 2008, 02:14:51 PM
Great article on the Antrim County site by Curly McIlwaine on Danny McAllister;

http://antrim.gaa.ie/news/details/?id=1023

R.I.P.

Good article alrite. Men were men in those days. RIP. Did his kids play any hurling if they were brought up in Whitehead?

Dont think it Bacon. His daughter Fiona and her husband Conor (who is our vice chairman) do the kind of work in our club nobody wants to do, you know the sort, they complain about things in the club but when they are asked for help they are always too busy, neither of them have ever been "too busy" to do work for the club.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: saffron sam2 on May 16, 2008, 09:31:56 PM
Danny McAllister who played full-forward on the Antrim team that reached the All Ireland Senior Hurling final for the first time in 1943. RIP. Danny scored 4 goals in the Q/F win over Galway.


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I'm told one of the few surviving members  (maybe the only surviving member)of that Antrim squad is former Rossa man Billy Best, cousin of the recently deceased Dickie Best.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 16, 2008, 09:45:53 PM
I thought the Bests that are related to Geordie were St. John's men. Unless they had a black sheep.

Although, most Rossa men have Johnnies cousins/brothers etc. The Armstrongs, McCaffreys etc.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: saffron sam2 on May 19, 2008, 07:17:33 PM
I thought the Bests that are related to Geordie were St. John's men. Unless they had a black sheep.

Although, most Rossa men have Johnnies cousins/brothers etc. The Armstrongs, McCaffreys etc.

The Bests were originally O'Connell's men, but ended up at Rossa. Dickie's uncle is in that photo too.

The Rossa Armstrongs deny vehemently that they are related to the St. John's clan. They are scared that mud will stickie.

The McCaffreys were originally O'D's. Strange how they ended up playing for different clubs.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 19, 2008, 07:29:36 PM
A Mr. Gerry Armstrong (not the goal in spain one) is related to the Russian goalkeeper and played for St. John's. He lives near me.
How many Gerard Armstrongs are there for Jaysus sake?

The two McCaffs have marked each other on occasion. You wouldn't think they were brothers.
The better one was a Johnnies man. Even picked up a senior reserve player of the year award last year.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: saffron sam2 on May 19, 2008, 07:37:44 PM
Next time I'm in Russia, I'll ask the keeper about the third Gerard Armstrong. Which will be tomorrow! The goal in Spain one was a Johnnies man and is not related to saffron legend Kevin 'Army' Armstrong.

There is also young Gerard, so that is at least four.

You're certainly not redeeming yourself with the younger McCaff.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 19, 2008, 07:49:42 PM
Indeed I am not. I still see that hurling ball flying towards me and him laughing as he busts out of the Antrim tracksuit, which he still wears with pride.
In fairness, he has never substituted me unlike thon Russian goalkeeper. Both have played me in nets. Still can't get over Yash's decision to do that.

Oh aye, the Gerry Armstrong (not the goal in Spain one) who is related to the Russian goalkeeper has a son named Gerard. So, that's at least 5.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 22, 2008, 01:15:02 PM
Jane McGrath wife of Aussie fast bowler Glenn has died. Aged just 42.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on June 22, 2008, 01:15:28 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 23, 2008, 08:50:30 AM
George Carlin. Edgy American comedian and star in movies such a Bill & Ted, Dogma and Jersey Girl. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 28, 2008, 09:46:20 PM
Man who killed Billy Wright dies 
The man who shot loyalist leader Billy Wright dead 11 years ago in the Maze prison has died.

Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams led the INLA gang that shot Wright as he sat in a prison van inside the walls of the jail in December 1997.

McWilliams, who was in his 40s and from west Belfast, died from cancer in hospital on Saturday morning.

A public inquiry into Wright's killing, following allegations of security force collusion in the murder, is ongoing.
 
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Post by: Lecale2 on July 22, 2008, 11:58:22 AM
What a way to go! Poor man. RIP.

Man died 'urinating on live rail'

Aman was killed at a busy railway station when he reportedly urinated on the track.

British Transport Police confirmed the 41-year-old was electrocuted at Vauxhall station in south London last week.

He walked on to the track from Platform 1, a BTP spokesman said.

According to reports, the Polish tourist went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet but his urine splashed on to the live rail.

He was said to be a married teacher who was visiting the UK to improve his English.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said a fast response unit and two ambulances were sent to the station but the man died at the scene.

According to Network Rail, more than 60 people are killed on railway lines each year.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on July 22, 2008, 10:26:02 PM
Old Sophia from the Golden Girls
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on July 22, 2008, 10:27:54 PM
Old Sophia from the Golden Girls

She was actually younger than some of the other cast members like Dorathy and Blanch but was done up to look old a la Mrs Doyle on Father Ted
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on July 22, 2008, 11:08:12 PM
I see after initial sniggers and piss taking, the thread is now being used as it was intended.  Wasn't such a bad idea after all!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down Gael on August 09, 2008, 04:13:59 PM
The death has occurred of Armagh Football (née Orchard) 1999-2008.
Peacefully at Croke Park, Dublin. Removal Saturday evening at 5pm for mass at 7pm in Crossmaglen Chapel. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Morgan Fuels, Dublin Rd. Newry. Co Down.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 09, 2008, 04:17:47 PM
The death has occurred of Armagh Football (née Orchard) 1999-2008.
Peacefully at Croke Park, Dublin. Removal Saturday evening at 5pm for mass at 7pm in Crossmaglen Chapel. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Morgan Fuels, Dublin Rd. Newry. Co Down.

Rests alongside "Down Football", who passed away some years ago. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on August 09, 2008, 04:18:46 PM
Both are survived by Antrim Football.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down Gael on August 09, 2008, 04:19:53 PM
Not at the game pints? how many games have you been to ths year?  :D
Carlsberg dont do football fans, if they did it certainly wouldnt be you.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: DrinkingHarp on August 09, 2008, 04:20:21 PM
US comedian Bernie Mac died today in a Chicago hospital

Star of the Bernie Mac show, the Ocean's movies and a couple of other movies

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 09, 2008, 04:23:11 PM
Not at the game pints? how many games have you been to ths year?  :D
Carlsberg dont do football fans, if they did it certainly wouldnt be you.
I was waiting for the final.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on August 09, 2008, 04:30:00 PM
Was he sick DH? Young fella.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 09, 2008, 04:31:24 PM
Was he sick DH? Young fella.
Did you mean DG or does DH stand for d**khead?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on August 09, 2008, 04:35:01 PM
Was he sick DH? Young fella.
Did you mean DG or does DH stand for d**khead?

Pints,I would hazard a guess DH means Drinking Harp
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 09, 2008, 04:36:51 PM
Was he sick DH? Young fella.
Did you mean DG or does DH stand for d**khead?

Pints,I would hazard a guess DH means Drinking Harp

Ah right, I missed drinkingharp's post there - I thought Puck was on about armagh footfall.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on August 09, 2008, 04:38:12 PM
Was he sick DH? Young fella.
Did you mean DG or does DH stand for d**khead?

Pints,I would hazard a guess DH means Drinking Harp

Ah right, I missed drinkingharp's post there - I thought Puck was on about armagh footfall.
He He
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on August 09, 2008, 04:40:08 PM
Was he sick DH? Young fella.
Did you mean DG or does DH stand for d**khead?

Pints,I would hazard a guess DH means Drinking Harp

Ah right, I missed drinkingharp's post there - I thought Puck was on about armagh footfall.


Sometimes there are no words pints. Sometimes it is better that way.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on August 09, 2008, 08:02:44 PM
Where is the wake? I think I need to go to this.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: In the Onion Bag on August 09, 2008, 08:12:41 PM
I'am one of professional funeral goers. Always checking the death coloums looking for a good one, relation or not doen't matter to me so long as its a good wake.

Heard that something big died in Arma today, funeral Monday or Tuesday.  Has anyone got the details of where and when?
 
I also need to know the names of a few close relatives of the deceased to pass meself off as someone who cares, help with names please?

Anybody give me a lift?   
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 09, 2008, 08:15:29 PM
It's nice the Down Lads want to attend the Armagh wake to show their respect - it makes me almost wish we didnt dance around on your grave in 99.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on August 09, 2008, 08:20:15 PM
It's nice the Down Lads want to attend the Armagh wake to show their respect - it makes me almost wish we didnt dance around on your grave in 99.

Good response POG. If Armagh football died today, Down football certainly died in 1999.

 ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: In the Onion Bag on August 09, 2008, 08:54:52 PM
Bacon & POG.
I suppose 1099 was when gaelic was invented - Johnny come latelys.  Still will you make it to the funeral and maybe buy give me lift?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Colonel Cool on August 09, 2008, 09:45:05 PM
Bacon & POG.
I suppose 1099 was when gaelic was invented - Johnny come latelys.  Still will you make it to the funeral and maybe buy give me lift?

What? Are you drunk Onion Bag?

This was a very useful thread that is now being abused.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on August 10, 2008, 09:24:50 PM
Soul legend Isaac Hayes dies
Posted: 03:49 PM ET

(CNN) — Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, the Shelby County sheriff’s department reported Sunday.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hurler on the Bitch on August 10, 2008, 10:17:11 PM
The death has occurred of Armagh Football (née Orchard) 1999-2008.
Peacefully at Croke Park, Dublin. Removal Saturday evening at 5pm for mass at 7pm in Crossmaglen Chapel. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Morgan Fuels, Dublin Rd. Newry. Co Down.

Gardai in Dublin have charged a Wexford man in connection with the suspicious death yesterday of Armagh football. Appearing in a special court,thirty-year-old Matthew Ford pleaded not guilty to the charge. A Garda Inspector said that he belived that he could connect Ford to the crime and stated that he had 36,000 witnesses to call upon. In addition to the murder charge, Ford is further charged to embarrassing a ginger haired man on numerous ocassions and effectively ruining his career as an inter-county player. Rumours that the death of Armagh football was greeted in heaven by uncontrollable tears were discounted today. It is belived that the rainfall after the game were just tears of relief from above as no longer will Croke Park have to endure their style of football.   
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down Gael on August 10, 2008, 10:19:28 PM
Is that the same Mattie who was injured yesterday? It will never stand up in court.
Free the Wexford 1  ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on August 27, 2008, 07:15:50 PM
Dr Dre's son
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: An Fear Rua on September 10, 2008, 11:58:35 AM
RIP ROSE

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6619983.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6619983.stm)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on September 10, 2008, 12:07:57 PM
RIP ROSE

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6619983.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6619983.stm)

That happened way over a year ago
I have done my mourning for her :'(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: KCGaelicFootball on September 11, 2008, 05:43:56 PM
Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle, Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate.

The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendent of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by His mother, Mary, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples and many other followers.

Jesus was self-educated and spent most of his adult life working as a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father's Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

I know I am surely going to hell I did laugh a little at that and did feel bad but I could not help laughing. Ah shite I need to go to confession.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: leenie on September 11, 2008, 09:01:27 PM
  r.i.p.   JACK SUGDEN!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maggie on September 13, 2008, 11:49:32 AM
my tyrone car flag
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down Gael on September 13, 2008, 09:16:02 PM
my tyrone car flag

Was it removed outside work in Strabane by any chance  ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maggie on September 13, 2008, 09:18:45 PM


no-i went over 30mph and it didnt stand a chance  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downgirl on September 13, 2008, 09:25:54 PM
Yea Maggie that happened to me too, I had the Down car flags on going to Clones and it was lashing and the windscreen was steaming up so opened the window without thinking and I thought after like 5 mins about it and by that stage it was long gone  :-[  didn't even find it on the way home  :-[ and none of the stalls had any Down car flags.  A very depressing day altogether  :-[
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maggie on September 13, 2008, 09:31:28 PM
well downgirl-turns out you didnt have much need for it anyways ;D ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down Gael on September 13, 2008, 09:33:46 PM
well downgirl-turns out you didnt have much need for it anyways ;D ;D

about as much need as you had for a Tyrone flag after the replay in Newry  :D

Most Tyrone fans wont have a clue what went on in Newry as they think the championship started after they beat Dublin  ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: leenie on September 13, 2008, 09:41:23 PM
i can remember clearly newry my heart has just about recovered................... and healy park for the westmeath game with cavanagh being strechered off, and colm going of injured too... and i remeber just beating mayo by a point.... and i remember thinking the worst but never giving up hope as for the dublin game yes it was brilliant but it took hardship to get there (i remember)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 14, 2008, 02:01:37 AM
Fight! Fight! Fight! This could get interesting lads ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downgirl on September 14, 2008, 05:12:30 PM
well downgirl-turns out you didnt have much need for it anyways ;D ;D

about as much need as you had for a Tyrone flag after the replay in Newry  :D

Most Tyrone fans wont have a clue what went on in Newry as they think the championship started after they beat Dublin  ;)

Exactly Down Gael!!  :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maggie on September 14, 2008, 05:13:55 PM
well downgirl-turns out you didnt have much need for it anyways ;D ;D

about as much need as you had for a Tyrone flag after the replay in Newry  :D

Most Tyrone fans wont have a clue what went on in Newry as they think the championship started after they beat Dublin  ;)






No, thats when it got interesting..........
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: downgirl on September 14, 2008, 06:02:46 PM
After all this chat I'm thinking I won't bother supporting Tyrone
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on September 14, 2008, 06:03:49 PM
Stop disrespecting the thread.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: give her dixie on September 14, 2008, 09:55:58 PM
Eamonn Hughes, Dungannon.  R.I.P
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 15, 2008, 12:48:31 PM
Grange Hill
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 15, 2008, 04:57:17 PM
The cat i ran over in my van today

R.I.P little kitty
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 15, 2008, 08:05:36 PM
Richard Wright - Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 15, 2008, 08:11:57 PM
Richard Wright - Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member.
A sad loss. Some of the Pink Floyd stuff he was part of was amazing.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 15, 2008, 10:01:26 PM
Puckoon's wee dog


R.I.P Puckoon's wee dog
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on September 15, 2008, 10:02:07 PM
I was just waiting on that. :D ;)

I think if you got engaged in Egypt - we should also lay to rest your sex life.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 15, 2008, 10:02:56 PM
I was just waiting on that. :D ;)

I think if you got engaged in Egypt - we should also lay to rest your sex life.

If.................
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on September 15, 2008, 10:03:16 PM
Ah - she wasnt sure, said she needed time? :o
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 15, 2008, 10:18:42 PM
Ah - she wasnt sure, said she needed time? :o

No, she said No. Far too quickly. RLL convinced her to think about a little. To be honest, I don't think she's thinking.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 15, 2008, 10:21:13 PM
Ah - she wasnt sure, said she needed time? :o

No, she said No. Far too quickly. RLL convinced her to think about a little. To be honest, I don't think she's thinking.

To say No you have to be asked a question first
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 21, 2008, 11:13:13 AM
Tyrone goalkeeper John Devine's father died suddently last night. May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Watcher Pat on September 21, 2008, 11:15:34 AM
Tyrone goalkeeper John Devine's father died suddently last night. May he rest in peace.

Dont think he died suddenly...He was ill for a while (according to the papers)...doesnt really matter though....RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 21, 2008, 11:20:44 AM
Sorry. I just read it on Hoganstand.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Watcher Pat on September 21, 2008, 11:25:03 AM
Sorry. I just read it on Hoganstand.

Not trying to have a go at you or anything.....I,m sorry too if u think i was!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: spiritof91and94 on September 21, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
RIP - nice gesture to hold JD's jersey up at the presentation
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stpauls on September 21, 2008, 10:04:24 PM
Tyrone goalkeeper John Devine's father died suddently last night. May he rest in peace.

Dont think he died suddenly...He was ill for a while (according to the papers)...doesnt really matter though....RIP

yeah, he has been in and out of hospital over the last couple of weeks, not been well for a while!!! also liked the tribute to john during the speech!! Rest In Peace John Senior!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 27, 2008, 03:05:07 PM
Paul Newman
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on September 27, 2008, 03:26:05 PM
didnt realise he was 83, a true legend "sometimes nothing is a pretty cool hand"
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Yes I Would on September 27, 2008, 06:56:01 PM
Cool Hand Luke. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 27, 2008, 07:38:33 PM
Cool Hand Luke. RIP

Cool Hand Luke is one of my favorite movies. Great actor. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down Gael on September 28, 2008, 10:33:00 AM
"Take it off boss"
RIP Paul Newman.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on September 29, 2008, 10:16:43 AM
Noel O'Reilly - Kerr's side kick in the glory years of Irish Youths soccer - Excellent coach and decent lad RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Louth Exile on September 30, 2008, 01:31:13 PM
Michael "Huckle" Byrne of Knockbridge and Louth, laid to rest this morning.

A true gentleman and only Brides player to ever play in an AI SFC Final when he was a member of Leinster Champions team that lost to Mayo in 1950

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 02, 2008, 10:54:13 AM
Quote
Missing millionaire Steve Fossett declared dead

Steve Fossett, the multimillionaire adventurer, has been declared legally dead five months after his disappearance while flying over the Nevada desert.

His wife, Peggy, had filed her petition in a court in Chicago to allow the process of executing Mr Fossett's will to begin.

"It was very sad," said Michael LoVallo, Mrs Fossett's attorney. "At first she hoped and sort of envisioned him walking down the road the next day with another story to tell.

"But as the days went on, she realized it wasn't going to happen as it had on other occasions when he'd had close calls."

After hearing testimony from Mrs Fossett, a family friend and a search-and-rescue expert, Judge Jeffrey Malak of the Cook County circuit court yesterday found there were "more than sufficient" evidence that Mr Fosset was dead.

Court records stated that Mr Fossett's estate was "vast" and worth millions of pounds.

There has been no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer since he had taken off in a single-engine plane from an airstrip near Yerington, Nevada, on Sept 3 last year.



Nothing fishy about this? How can you just disappear?


Strange one indeed.  With today's technology available, and the fact that he went missing in a country that has every known technology available to it, how can he not be found?  No wreckage, nothing.  I'm sure Nevada is a massive area but surely with planes and search teams, something should have been found.



Sounds like a Bermuda Triangle type story....
ITN - 29 mins agoSearch teams looking for the remains of adventurer Steve Fossett claim to have spotted wreckage.


Mr Fossett has not been seen since he took off from an airstrip at an isolated ranch in the Nevada desert on September 3 last year.

Search teams in California said they had spotted what is thought to be wreckage but Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart would not reveal the exact location of the reported aerial sighting or provide any more information.

The news comes after a hiker said he found three identification cards bearing Mr Fossett's name in a bush just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes, in eastern California, on Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to determine whether the ID cards found by hiker Preston Morrow are authentic.

Mr Morrow said he found an FAA identity card, a pilot's licence, a third ID and $558 in cash but saw no sign of a plane or of any human remains.

Mammoth Lakes is around 90 miles south of hotel magnate Barron Hilton's Flying M Ranch which Mr Fossett left in a single-engine plane before he went missing.

Search teams had already flown over Mammoth Lakes but it had not been considered a likely place to find the plane.

Mr Fossett's widow Peggy said in a statement: "I am hopeful that this search will locate the crash site and my husband's remains.

"I am grateful to all of those involved in this effort."


Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on October 02, 2008, 11:29:51 AM
Quote
Missing millionaire Steve Fossett declared dead

Steve Fossett, the multimillionaire adventurer, has been declared legally dead five months after his disappearance while flying over the Nevada desert.

His wife, Peggy, had filed her petition in a court in Chicago to allow the process of executing Mr Fossett's will to begin.

"It was very sad," said Michael LoVallo, Mrs Fossett's attorney. "At first she hoped and sort of envisioned him walking down the road the next day with another story to tell.

"But as the days went on, she realized it wasn't going to happen as it had on other occasions when he'd had close calls."

After hearing testimony from Mrs Fossett, a family friend and a search-and-rescue expert, Judge Jeffrey Malak of the Cook County circuit court yesterday found there were "more than sufficient" evidence that Mr Fosset was dead.

Court records stated that Mr Fossett's estate was "vast" and worth millions of pounds.

There has been no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer since he had taken off in a single-engine plane from an airstrip near Yerington, Nevada, on Sept 3 last year.



Nothing fishy about this? How can you just disappear?


Strange one indeed.  With today's technology available, and the fact that he went missing in a country that has every known technology available to it, how can he not be found?  No wreckage, nothing.  I'm sure Nevada is a massive area but surely with planes and search teams, something should have been found.



Sounds like a Bermuda Triangle type story....
ITN - 29 mins agoSearch teams looking for the remains of adventurer Steve Fossett claim to have spotted wreckage.


Mr Fossett has not been seen since he took off from an airstrip at an isolated ranch in the Nevada desert on September 3 last year.

Search teams in California said they had spotted what is thought to be wreckage but Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart would not reveal the exact location of the reported aerial sighting or provide any more information.

The news comes after a hiker said he found three identification cards bearing Mr Fossett's name in a bush just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes, in eastern California, on Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to determine whether the ID cards found by hiker Preston Morrow are authentic.

Mr Morrow said he found an FAA identity card, a pilot's licence, a third ID and $558 in cash but saw no sign of a plane or of any human remains.

Mammoth Lakes is around 90 miles south of hotel magnate Barron Hilton's Flying M Ranch which Mr Fossett left in a single-engine plane before he went missing.

Search teams had already flown over Mammoth Lakes but it had not been considered a likely place to find the plane.

Mr Fossett's widow Peggy said in a statement: "I am hopeful that this search will locate the crash site and my husband's remains.

"I am grateful to all of those involved in this effort."


It was probably $2558 !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 07, 2008, 12:58:29 AM
The mother of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 84.

Peggy McGuinness died at her Elmwood Street home in Derry on Monday, Sinn Fein announced.

First Minister Peter Robinson told the Assembly that anyone who spoke to Mr McGuinness would know how close he was to his mother.

SDLP leader and Foyle MP Mark Durkan said Mrs McGuinness was "a very kindly woman with real charm".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on November 05, 2008, 02:00:44 PM
Windows 3.x
Title: Re: Marbh
Post by: red hander on November 07, 2008, 10:39:55 AM
Writing out one side of John Stalker's family tree on a flattened out cigarette packet.

Yeah, just heard that.  Plenty of secrets going to the grave there.  Do feel sympathy for his wife for by all accounts she's a very decent lady
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on November 07, 2008, 10:42:12 AM
Sir John Hermon - Former Chief Inspector for the RUC
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on November 07, 2008, 10:49:50 AM
The former chief constable of the RUC Sir John Hermon has died.

Sir John, known as Jack, was chief constable between 1980 and 1989. He first joined the force in 1951.

His wife, Lady Sylvia Hermon, is now the Ulster Unionist Party's only MP. She has held the North Down seat since 2001.

Sir John had had Alzheimer's disease for several years. He died in a nursing home in Bangor, County Down, on Thursday evening.

"It is with enormous sadness that the family of Sir Jack Hermon announce his death, after a long and valiant struggle against the ravages of Alzheimer's," a family statement read.

"He passed away very peacefully at teatime yesterday in a nursing home in Bangor.

"Members of his immediate family, including his wife, Sylvia, had been with him throughout the day."

His period as chief constable was one of the most turbulent periods of the Troubles, including the 1981 republican hunger strikes and probes into the controversial so-called shoot-to-kill allegations made against the RUC.

Former RUC assistant chief constable Alan McQuillan said Sir John was "a huge figure in the history of the RUC".

"Sir Jack was a very energetic and dynamic leader, but when you got to know him you saw he was driven by a total passion for impartial policing, for protecting the community and an immense pride in the men and women who served in the RUC," he said.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on November 07, 2008, 11:08:50 AM
'he was driven by a total passion for impartial policing'

BOLLOCKS
Title: Re: Marbh
Post by: theskull1 on November 07, 2008, 11:12:00 AM
Writing out one side of John Stalker's family tree on a flattened out cigarette packet.

Don't understand drici. I take it thsi is some reference to John Hermon passing away. PM if you want to keep it criptic on here
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donagh on November 07, 2008, 03:10:19 PM
Quote
Sir John Hermon

Hopefully the family of John Hermon will be able to give him a more dignified burial that those he afforded others during his reign:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6960045658900285089 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6960045658900285089)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on November 07, 2008, 03:12:31 PM
BBC reported that the changes in the then RUC to today's PSNI all started with him. Yeah.... (!)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on November 07, 2008, 03:44:01 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6960045658900285089 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6960045658900285089)

Only got watching half of that because a block ws put on it while I was watching it? (Anyone know why)
Shocking stuff altogether
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lynchbhoy on November 08, 2008, 12:23:28 AM
Sir John Hermon - Former Chief Inspector for the RUC
kicking and screaming I hope !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on November 10, 2008, 08:43:17 AM
The Lord Mayor of Ballyshannon PJ Branley was killed in a car crash yesterday along with 2 others. May they rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Yes I Would on November 10, 2008, 11:49:57 PM
Read about young lad from Derry Brian Og Mc Keever who passed away.RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on November 14, 2008, 10:15:40 PM
One week and one day has passed since our brother in arms fell to the sword of Mod 1.

Hardstation - gone but not forgotten.


EDIT - Never mind - its been 10 days.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 17, 2008, 01:22:19 PM
The veteran writer and broadcaster Owen Kelly has died.

Mr Kelly, who was originally from south Derry and lived in west Belfast, died on Sunday. He wrote a weekly column in the Irish News for more than 25 years.

He was described as an "institution" and a "very wise man" by Irish News editor Noel Doran.

"There was something very simple, but very sincere, in his columns. They gave people a lift even during the very difficult periods," said Mr Doran.

Mr Kelly, who wrote a number of books, was described by the Times Educational Supplement as having "an original mind with a refreshing line in humorous understatement".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on November 17, 2008, 01:26:10 PM
I used to enjoy reading Owen's column in the Irish News.

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Double Cross on November 23, 2008, 09:43:20 PM
RIP, always enjoyed his column on a Saturday.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 03, 2008, 12:07:28 PM
A real iconic voice of the Civil Rights era has passed on, seen her sing recently on a Liam Clancy special on RTE, a truly unique voice.


US folk icon Odetta dies aged 77 
 
US folk singer Odetta, a civil rights campaigner and a major influence on Bob Dylan, has died at the age of 77.

Born Odetta Jones in Birmingham, Alabama, the classically-trained singer gave life to slave songs and folk tunes through her powerful voice.

Becoming a folk star in the 1950s, Odetta influenced Bob Dylan as well as Harry Belafonte and Joan Baez.

Despite being recently confined to a wheelchair, Odetta performed some 60 concerts in the last two years.

She died of heart disease on Tuesday at the Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. She had been admitted to the hospital some three weeks before suffering from kidney failure, said her manager Doug Yeager.

She made her name performing songs sung by ordinary people - housewives and working men, as well as prison songs and slave plantation "spirituals".
 
"What distinguished her from the start was the meticulous care with which she tried to re-create the feeling of her folk songs," Time magazine wrote in 1960. "To understand the emotions of a convict in a convict ditty, she once tried breaking up rocks with a sledge hammer."

Recording several albums, Odetta was best-known in the US for taking part in the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, where she sang O Freedom.

In a 1978 interview, Bob Dylan said: "The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta."

He added he found "just something vital and personal" when he first heard her, and that her music convinced him to sell his electric guitar and play an acoustic one instead.

First nominated for a Grammy in 1963, Odetta received two more nominations in the latter part of her career - one in 1999 and third in 2005.

In 1999, she was awarded a National Medal of the Arts. President Bill Clinton said her career showed "us all that songs have the power to change the heart and change the world".
 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Yes I Would on December 09, 2008, 09:41:24 AM
Bagpuss creator Oliver Postgate has died aged 83, his family has confirmed.

Mr Postgate, who lived in Kent, created some of the best-loved children's TV series including Ivor the Engine, the Clangers and Noggin the Nog.

His work, screened on the BBC and ITV from the 1950s to the present day, was often in collaboration with the artist and puppeteer Peter Firmin.

In a poll earlier this year, Bagpuss, a saggy pink cloth cat, was voted the best TV animal of all-time.

Mr Postgate's partner, Naomi Linnell, confirmed he died at a nursing home near his home in Broadstairs in Kent on Monday.

  Oliver said it himself, he was always a little boy

Sandra Kerr, colleague of Oliver Postgate

Friend and colleague, Sandra Kerr, has been paying tribute to "a creative and eccentric talent".

Ms Kerr, the voice of the mice in Bagpuss, said they had so much fun working together, their giggles can be heard on the Bagpuss soundtrack.

Asked where his inspiration came from, she said: "Oliver said it himself, he was always a little boy.

"He and Peter just responded to that part of themselves they had never lost."

 
Oliver Postgate created many much-loved children's TV programmes

Mr Postgate's work was popular with generations of children who loved the strangeness of the characters and the warmth of his story-telling.

The short animated films, which he would script and narrate, were created by Smallfilms production company, set up with Mr Firmin.

The partners worked in a makeshift studio in a disused cowshed in Kent on a tiny budget often using home-made equipment.

Ivor the Engine, a series for ITV about a little Welsh steam engine who wanted to sing in a choir, was their first creation. The 1960s BBC series of Noggin the Nog about a baby-faced king of the race of Nogs followed.

The pair swiftly established themselves as reliable purveyors of children's entertainment, in the days when there were just two channels and children's television occupied a privileged teatime slot.

'Praise and encouragement'

Describing the commissioning process, Mr Postgate said: "We would go to the BBC once a year, show them the films we'd made, and they would say, 'Yes, lovely, now what are you going to do next?'"

"We would tell them, and they would say, 'That sounds fine, we'll mark it in for 18 months from now', and we would be given praise and encouragement and some money in advance, and we'd just go away and do it."

Only 13 episodes of Bagpuss were made in 1974, but were regularly repeated until 1987.

London-born Mr Postgate made his last film in 1987, complaining that children's television commissioners were no longer interested in what he had to offer.

In October this year, the rights to many of his characters were bought by company Coolbai, which said it planned to introduce Bagpuss to a new generation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7772620.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on December 14, 2008, 02:33:42 PM
Nora Batty
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on December 19, 2008, 09:08:43 AM
Deep Throat

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7791146.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on December 19, 2008, 09:17:33 AM
Conor Cruise O'Brien the former Minister for Posts and Telegraph poles.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1219/obrienc.html (http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1219/obrienc.html)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Guillem2 on December 20, 2008, 09:29:56 AM
Former Hunger Striker Sean McKenna. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on December 21, 2008, 11:38:45 AM
sum awful famis people die
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: nrico2006 on December 22, 2008, 09:24:01 AM
Quote
sum awful famis people die

Quote of the year.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on December 23, 2008, 08:43:09 PM
sum awful famis people die

I have to say that this post proves that A4SA is a WUM....nobody could be that stupid....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the milkman on December 23, 2008, 10:56:03 PM
sum awful famis people die

I have to say that this post proves that A4SA is a WUM....nobody could be that stupid....

Whats a WUM??
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on December 23, 2008, 11:02:18 PM
Wind Up Merchant
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on December 23, 2008, 11:02:59 PM
He's only asking a question, 5 Sams.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the milkman on December 23, 2008, 11:03:10 PM
Wind Up Merchant


awwww ok.

Dont know who he is winding up though.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 26, 2008, 06:09:55 AM
Eartha Kitt (81)

Title: 2008 deaths
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on December 30, 2008, 09:28:51 PM
Well, here's the most dubious roll of honour - famous people who died in 2008:

Paul Newman, actor, philanthropist and salad-dresser, 83

Edmund Hillary, Everest-mounter/famous Kiwi, 88

Roy Scheider, actor/Jaws-killer (twice), 75

Arthur C Clarke, sci-fi writer/ he could explain 2001 A Space Odyssey, 90

Charlton Heston, Ben Hur/rifle fanatic, 84

Richard Widmark, A-list 'bad guy' actor, 93 (also in The Swarm, jesus)

Yves-Saint Laurent, regular dresser of quite a few gaaboard contributors, 71

Isaac Hayes, soul-mouther (sic) / celebrity-chef, 65

Estelle Getty, golden granny and Arnie/Danny De Vito's ma, 84

Eartha Kitt, catwoman, 81

Cyd Charisse, long-legged hoofer, 86

Bo Diddley, Rock 'n roll pioneer (but he did drink), 79

Levi Stubbs, Four Tops lead singer/plant in the Little Shop of Horrors, 72

Heath Ledger, daddy in gay cowboy movie, 28

Kathy Staff, Nora Battie, 80

Brian Wilde, Foggy in Summer Wine and Porridge (Barraclough), 80

Oliver Postgate, Bagpuss, Clangers and Ivor the Engine inventor, 85

Conor Cruise O'Brien, archetypal west-Brit, 91





Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: thebandit on January 02, 2009, 03:01:44 PM
Dublin TD Tony Gregory dies
Friday, 2 January 2009 14:56
Independent TD Tony Gregory has died at the age of 61.

The Dublin Central independent TD passed away today after a long illness.

Reacting to the news, Sinn Féin councillor Christy Burke said Dublin Central had lost a champion for those marginalised in our society.

'It's the people's loss. There will never be another Tony Gregory,' Mr Burke said.

Born on 5 December 1947, Mr Gregory was first elected to the Dáil in 1982. He was a member of Dublin City Council from 1979 until 2004.

Tony Gregory first came to national prominence when he negotiated a multi-million pound deal for the north inner city to ensure his support for the minority Fianna Fáil government in 1982.

He was first elected that year as an independent left wing TD although he had started out as a member of Official Sinn Féin and was later a founder member of the breakaway Irish Republican Socialist party.

But he often said he felt he could best represent his constituents as an independent rather than being strangled by party politics.

On his first day in the Dáil he caused comment when he turned up not wearing a tie, he explained many of his constituents could not afford ties.

Later in the 1980s he served time in Mountjoy prison along with Cllr Christy Burke in support of Moore St traders.

Originally from the North Strand area of the north city he worked for a time as a history teacher before entering politics.

He is survived by his brother Noel and partner Annette.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 03, 2009, 12:20:23 PM
Jett Travolta (16) who is John Travolta's son
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the Deel Rover on January 03, 2009, 12:22:04 PM
Jett Travolta (16) who is John Travolta's son

Yeah heard that this morning. The news said he had a seizure
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: spiritof91and94 on January 04, 2009, 08:44:58 PM
Turlough O'Hare RIP

Proprietor of Wilmar House in Newcastle County Down which is now called O'Hares, Wilmar was NI top Rock Venue in the 80's.
Turlough was also MD of Bass Ireland and legend has it he was responsible for Tennants Lager being available in Southern Ireland.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 05, 2009, 03:09:17 PM
Commissioner James Gordon aka Pat Hingle.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on January 06, 2009, 10:14:57 AM
Actor Bernie Hamilton, aka Captain Dobie on Starsky and Hutch ... guess the DA won't be busting his balls anymore
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on January 09, 2009, 12:10:52 PM
Ron Asheton of The Stooges ... a guitarist who influenced a whole generation of kids to pick up an axe... his music will live on
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Post by: Declan on January 09, 2009, 02:37:50 PM
Pop singer Dave Dee dies aged 65
Dave Dee
Dave Dee had eight top 10 hits with Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.  British pop star Dave Dee has died at the age of 65, following a three-year battle with cancer.The singer continued playing gigs with his band - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich - until near to the end of his life, record plugger Sean Cooney said."He didn't let it get him down. He was defying it," Mr Cooney added.The group had eight top 10 hits, including a UK number one single in 1968 with The Legend of Xanadu, in which Dee famously cracked a whip.They first entered the UK chart in December 1965 with You Make it Move, which peaked at number 26.Subsequent singles included Hold Tight!, Bend It! and Save Me.Two of their albums charted - their eponymous debut, in 1966, followed a year later by If Music Be the Food of Love... Prepare for Indigestion.The group had been performing dates in the UK and Germany and were due to play another eight concerts before the end of April. Dee, whose real name was David Harman, came from Wiltshire and was originally a police officer.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on January 12, 2009, 03:58:04 PM
David Vine the voice of Ski Sunday and snooker for years RIP aged 73
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Post by: DrinkingHarp on January 14, 2009, 10:33:08 PM
Ricardo Montalban dies at 88
By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer 1 hour and 6 minutes ago

Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.

Montalban's death was announced at a meeting of the city council by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. Garcetti did not give a cause of death.

"The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in my Council District -- where the next generations of performers participate in plays, musicals, and concerts -- stands as a fitting tribute to this consummate performer," Garcetti said later in a written statement.

Montalban had been a star in Mexican movies when MGM brought him to Hollywood in 1946. He was cast in the leading role opposite Esther Williams in "Fiesta." He also starred with the swimming beauty in "On an Island with You" and "Neptune's Daughter."

A later generation knew Montalban as the faintly mysterious, white-suited Mr. Roarke, who presided over an island resort where visitors were able to fulfill their lifelong dreams. "Fantasy Island" received high ratings for most of its 1978-1984 span on ABC television and still appears in reruns.

In a 1978 interview, he analyzed the series' success:

"What is appealing is the idea of attaining the unattainable and learning from it. Once you obtain a fantasy it becomes a reality, and that reality is not as exciting as your fantasy. Through the fantasies you learn to appreciate your own realities."
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on January 15, 2009, 03:00:23 PM
William Zantzinger ... wealthy farmer jailed for the fatal beating of a black barmaid whose story was recounted by Bob Dylan in The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
 
 
William Zantzinger, who died on January 3 aged 69, was the scion of a rich tobacco farming family in Maryland whose drunken, racist assault of a black waitress at a society ball in 1963 ended in her death. He would have subsequently sunk unmourned from view had the attack not come to the attention of a young folk singer, 22-year-old Bob Dylan. As it was he became a notorious and widely-loathed icon of bigotry just as America's civil rights movement came to the boil.

"William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll/With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger," Dylan sang in The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.

Dylan deliberately misspelled Zantzinger's name in the lyrics, perhaps concerned that he might face legal action. Indeed Zantzinger, in a bitter tirade about the song three decades after it was released, claimed that it was "a total lie". "I should have sued him [Dylan] and put him in jail," he said.

The song, considered one of Dylan's finest, tells the story of the night of February 9 1963, when Zantzinger, who had been drinking heavily, arrived at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore to attend a white tie ball.

Reports from the time said that in addition to his top hat and tails, he was sporting a toy cane, which he initially used to imitate Fred Astaire. But as the evening progressed and he grew steadily drunker, Zantzinger became increasingly abusive. He either fell on, or pushed his wife to the floor before hitting several of the hotel's staff with the cane. He then demanded a drink from Hattie Carroll, and when she was a little slow in getting it, he responded by repeatedly hitting her with the cane and swearing at her, his invective laced with racist epithets.

Seeking refuge in the kitchen, Hattie Carroll told colleagues she felt "deathly ill" and an ambulance was called. She died hours later, aged 51. Zantzinger was charged with murder.

"Hell," he said as the trial got underway, "you wouldn't want to go to school with Negroes any more than you would with French people."

In court however, three judges ruled that Hattie Carroll had died from a stroke possibly brought on by the stress of the attack, and sentenced Zantzinger to six months' jail for manslaughter.

It was a report on the sentencing that reached Dylan, sparking his outrage that a rich white man had received only six months for apparently beating a black woman to death.

Though the story was undoubtedly more nuanced than that, it came at a febrile time. Zantzinger's sentencing on August 28 1963 occurred on the same day that Martin Luther King Junior, addressing a crowd from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, just 40 miles from Baltimore, uttered the famous words: "I have a dream".

Dylan insisted that Zantzinger had been protected by his family's local standing and political connections. "With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him/And high office relations in the politics of Maryland,/Reacted to his deed with a shrug of his shoulders," he sang.

Indeed, the timing of Zantzinger's trial was managed so that he could complete the tobacco harvest and his light sentence, which he served at a county jail, seemed designed to ensure he was protected from the wrath of the mostly black inmates in state prisons.

William Devereux Zantzinger was born on February 7 1939, the son of a real estate developer and farmer. He grew up in the farm's white-colonnaded mansion and graduated from school in 1957. After that he spent most of his time until the fateful night in 1963 working the family's tobacco plantations.

After his release from jail he found that his sentence had little impact on his reputation with his immediate friends. He was a member of a local country club and gave generously to his church.

Beyond his circle however, Dylan's song was helping to ensure Zantzinger became a figure of hate. Written just months after the case and incorporated into the singer's 1964 album, The Times They Are a-Changin', the song put Zantzinger's name on the map nationwide and ultimately across the world. Dylan sang it on television and at concerts, continuing to perform it as recently as last year.

Nor was the Hattie Carroll case the last of Zantzinger's racially-charged legal travails. In the 1990s he was convicted of claiming rents from black tenants for tumbledown homes, not connected to water or sewerage pipes. In fact the dwellings had been confiscated from him in lieu of back taxes. He was fined and sentenced to 18 months but only spent a few days in jail.

The case seemed to seal Zantzinger's reputation as a racist, but he long protested that Dylan's song had misrepresented him, a verdict with which Dylan's biographer Clinton Heylin agrees.

"That the song itself is a masterpiece of drama and wordplay does not excuse Dylan's distortions, and, 36 years on, he continues to misrepresent poor William Zantzinger in concert," Heylin wrote.

William Zantzinger will have few defenders however, and the infamy in which he was cloaked by Dylan will certainly long outlive him. He is survived by his second wife, Suzanne, and three children from his first marriage.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on January 15, 2009, 05:38:29 PM
One of my favourite Dylan songs - although I prefer Christys version to Dylans.


William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger
At a Baltimore hotel society gath'rin'
And the cops were called in and his weapon took from him
As they rode him in custody down to the station
And booked William Zanzinger for first-degree murder
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

William Zanzinger who at twenty-four years
Owns a tobacco farm of six hundred acres
With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him
And high office relations in the politics of Maryland
Reacted to his deed with a shrug of his shoulders
And swear words and sneering and his tongue it was snarling
In a matter of minutes on bail was out walking
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Hattie Carroll was a maid in the kitchen
She was fifty-one years old and gave birth to ten children
Who carried the dishes and took out the garbage
And never sat once at the head of the table
And didn't even talk to the people at the table
Who just cleaned up all the food from the table
And emptied the ashtrays on a whole other level
Got killed by a blow, lay slain by a cane
That sailed through the air and came down through the room
Doomed and determined to destroy all the gentle
And she never done nothing to William Zanzinger
And you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel
To show that all's equal and that the courts are on the level
And that the strings in the books ain't pulled and persuaded
And that even the nobles get properly handled
Once that the cops have chased after and caught 'em
And that ladder of law has no top and no bottom
Stared at the person who killed for no reason
Who just happened to be feelin' that way witout warnin'
And he spoke through his cloak, most deep and distinguished
And handed out strongly, for penalty and repentance
William Zanzinger with a six-month sentence
Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fearsv
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now's the time for your tears.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRYxuUgFsAM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRYxuUgFsAM)     Dylan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7eAW3WNIFw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7eAW3WNIFw)   Christy
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: SidelineKick on January 15, 2009, 05:43:46 PM
One of my favourite Dylan songs - although I prefer Christys version to Dylans.

William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger
At a Baltimore hotel society gath'rin'
And the cops were called in and his weapon took from him
As they rode him in custody down to the station
And booked William Zanzinger for first-degree murder
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

William Zanzinger who at twenty-four years
Owns a tobacco farm of six hundred acres
With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him
And high office relations in the politics of Maryland
Reacted to his deed with a shrug of his shoulders
And swear words and sneering and his tongue it was snarling
In a matter of minutes on bail was out walking
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Hattie Carroll was a maid in the kitchen
She was fifty-one years old and gave birth to ten children
Who carried the dishes and took out the garbage
And never sat once at the head of the table
And didn't even talk to the people at the table
Who just cleaned up all the food from the table
And emptied the ashtrays on a whole other level
Got killed by a blow, lay slain by a cane
That sailed through the air and came down through the room
Doomed and determined to destroy all the gentle
And she never done nothing to William Zanzinger
And you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel
To show that all's equal and that the courts are on the level
And that the strings in the books ain't pulled and persuaded
And that even the nobles get properly handled
Once that the cops have chased after and caught 'em
And that ladder of law has no top and no bottom
Stared at the person who killed for no reason
Who just happened to be feelin' that way witout warnin'
And he spoke through his cloak, most deep and distinguished
And handed out strongly, for penalty and repentance
William Zanzinger with a six-month sentence
Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fearsv
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now's the time for your tears.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRYxuUgFsAM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRYxuUgFsAM)     Dylan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7eAW3WNIFw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7eAW3WNIFw)   Christy


Was listening to that today Puck, "Live in Dublin" CD, absolutely fantastic, love it.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on January 18, 2009, 11:31:10 AM
Poor Tony. This could be in the how do you know you're getting old thread.
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Post by: ziggysego on January 18, 2009, 12:36:05 PM
Another part of my childhood slipping away. RIP Tony :(
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Post by: Open yer eyes Man on January 18, 2009, 04:34:16 PM
And who could forget Morph -

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RIP Tony
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Post by: full back on January 19, 2009, 08:26:55 AM
Artist and children's presenter Tony Hart has died, aged 83.

Hart, who lived in Surrey, had suffered from health problems for a number of years, including two strokes. His family said he died peacefully.

The affable presenter inspired children to paint and draw on shows like Vision On, Take Hart and Hartbeat for nearly 50 years before he retired in 2001.


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Post by: Double Cross on January 26, 2009, 12:27:20 AM
Tony Harts funeral is pencilled in for this friday, details are a bit sketchy though. The hearse will be drawn by two black horses and several thousand children from all over the country...
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Post by: 5 Sams on January 26, 2009, 11:16:15 AM
A Chara,


We wish to announce the sad news that Mrs. Peggy Brennan, mother of  Nickey Brennan, Uachtarán, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael died suddenly at her home last night.   We wish to convey the sympathy of all members of the Association to the Uachtarán and the Brennan family on their sad loss.

Nickey’s brother, Kieran is currently serving with the UN forces in Chad and at this stage the family is unsure of the funeral arrangements.   We will notify you of the  arrangements as soon as possible.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire uirthi.


Mise le meas,






Criostóir Ó Cuana                  Páraic Ó Dufaigh
Uachtarán-tofa                  Ard-Stiúrthóir
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on January 27, 2009, 10:05:54 PM

Novelist John Updike dead at 76

The US novelist John Updike has died. He was 76.

He died of lung cancer died in a hospice in Massachusetts this morning.

John Updike worked in a wide array of genres, including fiction, poetry, essay, and memoir.
Born in small-town Pennsylvania, he was educated at Harvard and later in the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England.

His work focussed on suburban America, and his 'Rabbit' series of novels told of the slow disappointment in life of an early sports star.

John Updike became most famous as a 'chronicler of suburban adultery' ("A subject which," he once wrote, "if I have not exhausted, has exhausted me").

Describing his characters as 'the American small town Protestant middle class,' he was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his highly stylistic writing, and his prolific output.

His 22nd novel, Terrorist, was published in June 2006; his sixth collection of non-fiction appeared in autumn 2007.

He also published numerous collections of short stories and poetry.

His work attracted a significant amount of critical attention and he was considered one of the most prominent contemporary American novelists.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on February 02, 2009, 01:42:47 PM
North's peacemaker minister Magee dies

Presbyterian minister the Reverend Roy Magee (79) who helped broker the 1994 loyalist ceasefire in Northern Ireland has died.

Rev Magee was central to efforts to persuade gunmen to lay down their arms but died after battling Parkinson’s disease for many years, a colleague said.

Originally from north Belfast, he mediated talks between loyalists and the government which paved the way for the 1998 Belfast Agreement.

Fellow Presbyterian minister the Rev John Dunlop paid tribute.

“He took the initiative which he didn’t need to take to get involved in dialogue with loyalist paramilitary leaders in order to influence them and try to persuade them to move away from the activities in which they were involved,” he said.

“It was also dangerous because he was dealing with a number of extremely dangerous people and yet he was prepared to be taken to places in order to engage in dialogue where he was not sure where it was going or who he was going to be going with and this was extremely courageous.”

Mr Magee spent much of his life as a minister in Dundonald, east Belfast, having worked in churches in some of the most hard-bitten areas of the city.

He held meetings with the Ulster Defence Association and Ulster Volunteer Force and was awarded an OBE for his work.

Rev Magee was on the Parades Commission which ruled mainly on the route or restrictions on controversial loyal order parades but left at the start of 2006.

A spokesman for the Commission paid tribute to his work.

“He was a very dedicated and committed commissioner and was well-respected by his colleagues and the staff of the commission,” he said.

Cleric Frankie Gallagher, who advised the UDA during their negotiations, said he was saddened by the news.

“He was a pillar for people in the loyalist community going through difficult times,” he said.

“He brought stability and common sense. If it was not for him there would have been a lot more people killed and he will be a bad loss.

“He was very courageous.” He said that bravery was reflected in his desire for peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on February 02, 2009, 03:46:40 PM
Sid - thirty years ago today.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on February 02, 2009, 03:50:45 PM
Quote
Sid - thirty years ago today.

Jesus - I'm getting old
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on February 02, 2009, 03:54:59 PM
I found him to be a vicious sort.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 02, 2009, 03:58:44 PM
He did it his way...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Rossfan on February 02, 2009, 05:21:16 PM
North's peacemaker minister Magee dies

One decent man . An antidote to the many collar wearing  bigots in that Church.May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 25, 2009, 11:09:30 AM
David Camerons 6 year old son Ivan.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longball on February 25, 2009, 11:30:08 AM
David Camerons 6 year old son Ivan.

What happened him?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on February 26, 2009, 01:18:42 PM
Pauline Fowler aka Wendy Richards

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7912668.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: give her dixie on March 19, 2009, 12:04:51 AM
Natasha Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 19, 2009, 12:10:22 AM
Natasha Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson. RIP.

Just heard that. Shocking. I believe it was only a wee fall too!
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Post by: noeldebrun on March 19, 2009, 12:18:52 AM
The award-winning actress Natasha Richardson died tonight in a New York hospital.

Her family had gathered at her bedside during the day.

A spokesman for her husband and family said: "Liam Neeson, his sons and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone."

Richardson, 45, who suffered serious head injuries during a skiing accident in Canada, had been reported to have been “brain dead” . She was flown to New York from Montreal on Tuesday, wrapped in blankets with tubes covering her face, and taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, a clinic on the Upper East Side of the city.


Neeson, who starred in Schindler’s List, accompanied her on board the private jet. He is said to have held her hand and caressed her face during the journey.

The site said that Richardson had suffered a leakage of blood between the brain and the skull.

Her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, appeared dazed after flying into New York from London to be at her bedside. Following her were Richardson’s younger sister, Joely, who stars in the US drama Nip/Tuck, and her aunt, Lynn Redgrave.

Richardson’s sons, Michael, 13, and Daniel, 12, were also seen at the hospital, along with a niece, Daisy Bevan.

Friends told the press that Michael was with his mother on the ski slope when she fell, and that Daniel was in New York. Neeson, 56, had been filming in Toronto.

Richardson, whose father was the late director Tony Richardson, fell on Monday during a ski lesson on a beginners’ slope at Mont Tremblant, a resort about 80 miles (128 kilometres) north west of Toronto. She had not been wearing a helmet.

The ski instructor saw her fall and summoned the ski patrol to check her out, but Richardson laughed off suggestions that she get medical attention and returned to her hotel room. An hour later she complained of a splitting headache and was taken to a local hospital.

A spokeswoman for the resort where Richardson was staying said that the actress had showed no external sign of injury or bleeding.

Tributes flowed in from New York’s theatre world. The actress Angela Lansbury recalled seeing her Tony award-winning performance as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes’s Broadway production of Cabaret. “I will never forget seeing her in Cabaret. She was just outstanding. She has done so many wonderful roles in the theatre and in movies,” Lansbury said. “A most accomplished and lovely actress, mother and wife.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5926549.ece
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 19, 2009, 12:28:36 AM
Just heard. RIP.
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Post by: SidelineKick on March 19, 2009, 08:50:45 AM
Awful sad, the fact that she seemed to be unharmed.  Just shows it doesn't take much when the head is involved, the slightest knock.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on April 21, 2009, 11:59:22 AM
Oliver Kelly LLB, Former Antrim County Board Chairman died last night. RIP
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Post by: orangeman on April 22, 2009, 08:53:49 AM
Tributes to 'eloquent' solicitor 
 
Mr Kelly was involved in a series of high-profile cases
Tributes have been paid to Belfast solicitor Oliver Kelly, who has died following a short illness.

Mr Kelly, 63, built up one of the biggest criminal practices in the city during the Troubles.

He completed his law degree while interned in the 1970s and was involved in high-profile cases including the republican supergrass trials.

But he was also a leading figure in the GAA, serving as chairman of the Antrim County Board for 12 years.

Solicitor Ciaran Steele, who served an apprenticeship under Mr Kelly before going on to become his partner, praised his contribution during the tense years of the 1970s and 1980s.

"Oliver could be described as the original human rights lawyer," said Mr Steele.

"He was an extremely capable solicitor and a great advocate. He was just so eloquent."

Born in Belfast in 1946, Mr Kelly was one of hundreds of nationalists interned without trial in 1971, alongside his brother, Billy.

He was one of the last people to be released at the end of internment, but then refused permission by the Ministry of Home Affairs to enter the High Court to receive his law certificate.


 
Pat Finucane was murdered by loyalists in 1989
Mr Kelly began working as a solicitor with well known Belfast lawyer PJ McGrory and acted as a mentor to Pat Finucane, who was later murdered by loyalists.

In 1981, he was one of a number of soliticitors held captive when IRA prisoners broke out of Belfast's Crumlin Road prison.

Throughout the 1980s, Mr Kelly played a lead role in defending those charged under the supergrass system. He also represented Paul Hill of the Guildford Four.

Mr Kelly built up a huge practice at his Castle Street offices.

Other solicitors who knew him told of his great influence on those within the profession.

"When the Troubles kicked off many of the other lawyers took their lead from Oliver because he was so articulate and had such a breadth of knowledge," one said.

Away from his career, Mr Kelly was heavily involved in the GAA.

He represented Antrim as a minor hurler and played for Queen's University in Belfast in the Sigerson Cup.


South Belfast MP Alasdair McDonnell, who was the Antrim team doctor, said Mr Kelly would be sadly missed.

"Oliver made a tremendous contribution to society, through his outstanding work as a lawyer and his unswerving commitment to the GAA," he said.
Mr Kelly died on Tuesday morning. He will be buried on Thursday.
 
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Post by: ziggysego on April 26, 2009, 09:52:59 PM
Bea Arthur, who starred in the US television sitcom The Golden Girls.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: fred the red on April 26, 2009, 09:55:44 PM
Bea Arthur, who starred in the US television sitcom The Golden Girls.

RIP


thats 2 of them gone now
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 21, 2009, 08:02:35 AM
The House Of Mouse will never be the same........

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The American actor who was the voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years has died at the age of 62.

Wayne Allwine had worked at The Walt Disney Co since 1966, starting in the mailroom before he became the voice of the famous cartoon mouse in 1977.

The Walt Disney Co said Allwine died of complications from diabetes, with his wife, an actress who was the voice of Minnie Mouse, by his side.

His voice can still be heard at Disney theme parks around the world.

Allwine also voiced Mickey in Mickey's Christmas Carol and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


  You just have to love the little guy while you have him, because he won't be yours forever

Wayne Allwine on Mickey Mouse
He won an Emmy Award in 1986 for sound editing on the NBC series Amazing Stories.

He was the third person to voice Mickey - following Walt Disney himself and Jimmy MacDonald.

Allwine once said: "Mickey's the real star.

"You know you just have to love the little guy while you have him, because he won't be yours forever."

He was praised by Walt Disney bosses, with Roy Disney, director emeritus for The Walt Disney Co, saying he gave Mickey Mouse "a heart and soul".

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 27, 2009, 08:24:13 AM
Tysons four year old daughter dies after accident


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8068048.stm

The four-year-old daughter of US boxer Mike Tyson has died, a day after she was injured while playing at home, police in Phoenix have said.

Exodus Tyson had been in hospital on life support since Monday, when she was found with her neck caught in a cable of a treadmill exercise machine.

Mr Tyson, an ex-heavyweight champion, was in Las Vegas when it happened, but flew to Phoenix on Monday.

A police investigation has ruled the death a "tragic accident."

"I was just advised by investigators that Exodus Tyson was pronounced deceased at 1145 [local time on Tuesday - 1845 GMT] at the hospital," Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill said in a statement. "Our sympathies go out to the family."

Police had earlier said the girl was playing on the treadmill on Monday when her head apparently slipped inside a cord hanging under the console.

They said the girl had either put her head in the looped cord or slipped and was unable to remove it.

She was found by her older brother at the family's home in Arizona.

The child's mother had called emergency services when she was alerted by her son and tried to resuscitate her.

The family has asked for privacy.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on June 01, 2009, 02:25:20 PM
Anyone remember him? Foxy fellow tho I didn't find him entertaining. 

Danny La Rue
Entertainer Danny La Rue has died at his home in Kent at the age of 81, according to reports.
La Rue, who was born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork, Ireland, moved to London with his mother when he was nine.
La Rue's spokeswoman told the PA News Agency that the star had died after suffering from cancer.
"Danny died peacefully in his sleep just before midnight last night after a short illness," she said.
"His beloved companion Annie Galbraith was with him at their home in Kent," she added. La Rue made a career out of his vaudeville drag act.
But he disliked being called a drag artist, preferring the term "comic in a frock".
La Rue made few appearances on television, but played a leading role in keeping the traditions of music hall and pantomime alive.
In the 1970s and 1980s, La Rue was the most famous female impersonator in the world and was at one time the highest-paid entertainer in Britain, according to The Stage newspaper.
He received an OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2002 who admitted to being a long-time fan of the entertainer.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 01, 2009, 04:27:04 PM
He was 82? Jeezs

The last surviving passenger of the Titantic died yesterday.
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Post by: Trevor Hill on June 04, 2009, 02:53:21 PM
"Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star David Carradine was found hung himself in a closet in a hotel room in Bangkok on Wednesday, Thai police said.

Police believed he committed suicide.

Carradine, 72, was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and stayed at a Suite Room 352 of the Park Nai Lert Hotel on Wireless Road since June 2.

The film crew were aware of his absence when they went to dine out at a restaurant on Sathorn Road on June 3.

Carradine did not show up at the dinner and the team could not reach him. They assumed that he took a rest because of his age.

It was a hotel's maid who opened his suite on Thursday at 10 am only to find Carradine in a closet. He was described as behind half naked.

Police investigation showed that he hung himself with a rope, the kind that is used with curtains.

Police said he was dead for not less than 12 hours and found no sign of fighting and assaults.


Aside from Quentin Tarantino's twopart "Kill Bill" in 200304, Carradine was perhaps best known for his role as the fugitive halfChinese Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s easternwestern TV drama "Kung Fu". He also starred in Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha" in 1972, portrayed folksinger Woody Guthrie in "Bound for Glory" in 1976, acted in Ingmar Bergman's "The Serpent's Egg" in  1977 and costarred with half brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine in the 1980 western "The Long Riders".

His father was the noted actor John Carradine.

In Thai cinemas, Carradine was recently seen as a martialarts guru in the Rob Schneider comedy "Big Stan" and as a perverted elderly Chinese mobster in "Crank: High Voltage" starring Jason Statham.
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Post by: orangeman on June 04, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
Kung Fu star Carradine found dead 
 
Carradine was best known recently for starring in Kill Bill
Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals on Thursday morning.

The US star was in Thailand filming his latest film Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder.

Mr Binder said the news was "shocking", adding: "He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

Carradine was part of an acting dynasty which included his father, John Carradine, and brothers Bruce, Keith and Robert.

The star was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu, which spawned sequels in the '80s and '90s.

After a career which included more than 100 movies with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman, he recently found fame again thanks to his role in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Bierman, and four children.

 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Onion Bag on June 04, 2009, 07:59:30 PM
My Dog Died this evening, Had him for 14 years, totally gutted  :'(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 04, 2009, 08:43:32 PM
My Dog Died this evening, Had him for 14 years, totally gutted  :'(
A rope around his neck and genitals?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Onion Bag on June 04, 2009, 10:45:31 PM
very funny Tony  >:(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: milltown row on June 04, 2009, 10:55:35 PM
tony????  not good form
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on June 04, 2009, 10:56:29 PM
Brings a new dimension to the saying "being hung by the balls" !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 04, 2009, 11:28:29 PM
tony????  not good form
I'm tempted to say it's only a dog. So I won't ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: milltown row on June 04, 2009, 11:33:56 PM
i'm not a owner of a pet but know a few, 14 years is a serious amount of time with 'someone' majority of marriages don't last 4/5 years!!!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 04, 2009, 11:37:06 PM
i'm not a owner of a pet but know a few, 14 years is a serious amount of time with 'someone' majority of marriages don't last 4/5 years!!!!
You know a few pets? How close have you gotten to them?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: milltown row on June 04, 2009, 11:40:07 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on June 05, 2009, 10:43:25 AM
Kung f* star Carradine found dead 
 
Carradine was best known recently for starring in Kill Bill
Kill Bill and Kung f* star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals on Thursday morning.

The US star was in Thailand filming his latest film Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder.

Mr Binder said the news was "shocking", adding: "He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

Carradine was part of an acting dynasty which included his father, John Carradine, and brothers Bruce, Keith and Robert.

The star was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung f*, which spawned sequels in the '80s and '90s.

After a career which included more than 100 movies with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman, he recently found fame again thanks to his role in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Bierman, and four children.

 

I know I am highlighting this again but I think it is wrong of media to give this detail and police to give it to media in first place. He is dead and won't affect him and others who did similar but relatives have to read this and live with it. Is hardly in the public interest either... very distasteful.
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Post by: Declan on June 05, 2009, 11:16:51 AM


Quote
Is hardly in the public interest either... very distasteful.

Wel lthe locals police obviously think it is  -
Forensic expert Porntip Rojanasunan, who works with Thailand's Ministry of Justice, said the death appeared to be caused by an "auto-erotic accident".

"It's not suicide or murder but he died... after masturbation," Porntip told AFP.
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Post by: saffron sam2 on June 09, 2009, 09:24:20 PM
Gordon Lennon, captain of Dumbarton.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8089017.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8089017.stm)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Boynegael on June 16, 2009, 09:27:01 PM
Joe and Anne O'Connell (nee Coleman) who were killed in a car crash in Iowa on Sunday evening.  I had the pleasure of playing camogie with Anne in NY for a few years.  She was a star and an absolute lady.  She also played for Galway and Joe was a Kerry County hurler.  Recently they had resided in Madison, WI.
Their three children were injured in the accident, which happened on a family vacation.  My deepest sympathies to the O'Connell and Coleman families and a full recovery is wished to all of their children.

RIP Anne and Joe
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 25, 2009, 06:00:27 PM
Screen star Fawcett dies aged 62

Actress Farrah Fawcett, who became an icon of 1970s US television, has died of cancer in Los Angeles aged 62, her spokesman has confirmed.

Fawcett is best known for starring in Charlie's Angels, and in later years for hard-hitting TV and stage roles.

Her battle with illness was chronicled in the television documentary Farrah's Story earlier this year.

The screen star's long-term partner, actor Ryan O'Neal, recently disclosed they would finally get married.

Fawcett was previously married to Lee Majors, star of The Six Million Dollar Man, from 1973 to 1982.

She and O'Neal had one son, Redmond, who is serving a prison sentence for drug offences.

As Fawcett's career was taking off, she posed in a red bathing suit for a poster which went on to sell several million copies.

Her tousled blonde locks, made famous by her role in Charlie's Angels, were emulated by fans across the globe.

The actress earned a string of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her small screen roles, but never won one of the major awards.

In 1995, she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sourced BBCi: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8118426.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8118426.stm)
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Post by: Minder on June 25, 2009, 06:10:54 PM
 :P


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Post by: DrinkingHarp on June 25, 2009, 07:12:43 PM
:P


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First poster every on my wall at the age of 10 or 12.



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Post by: FL/MAYO on June 25, 2009, 10:33:41 PM
http://www.tmz.com/

Michael Jackson -- Cardiac Arrest
Posted Jun 25th 2009 4:30PM by TMZ Staff

We've just learned Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles ... and we're told it was cardiac arrest and that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance ... and it's looking bad.



He was picked up at his home around 20 minutes ago -- we're told his mother is on the way to visit him.

UPDATE: The 911 call came in at 12:21PM at his Holmby Hills home in L.A.

UPDATE: A Jackson family member tells TMZ Michael is in "really bad shape" and the brothers are headed to UCLA.

UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, who says "he is not doing well."



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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Trevor Hill on June 26, 2009, 12:33:46 AM
Deleted as it looks like it may be just a rumour.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donagh on June 26, 2009, 12:37:07 AM
I hope Angus is looking after himself.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donagh on June 26, 2009, 12:39:21 AM
Harrison Ford now as well. Must be the Taliban, or maybe Sean Bean.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gawa316 on June 26, 2009, 12:39:40 AM
Bad day for Celebs. Jeff Goldblum reported dead now as well.

Were'd you hear that?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Capt Pat on June 26, 2009, 03:05:49 AM
:P


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Was she supposed to be gorgeous in the 70s I have to say I think things have improved.....and oh yeah RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 26, 2009, 09:49:43 AM
That poster of Farah Fawcett sold over 6m copies at the time, she was a beautiful woman RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on June 26, 2009, 10:46:31 AM
Michael Jackson died today.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on June 26, 2009, 10:47:50 AM
Michael Jackson died today.

Think it was yesterday
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: norabeag on June 26, 2009, 11:08:52 AM
Michael Jackson died today.

Think it was yesterday
We're talking Kilclief here ;)  ::)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on June 30, 2009, 01:50:13 PM
Sheila Cloney from Fethard-on-Sea in Wexford died yesterday in hospital. She was 83.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on July 01, 2009, 07:21:15 PM
Mollie Sugden

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on July 01, 2009, 08:15:15 PM
Who's going to look after her pussy?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bud Wiser on July 01, 2009, 08:18:21 PM
Maggie Thatcher came out of hospital this week as well. She has suffered a number of strokes and broke her left wrist in a fall bit she is allright now.  More is the pity it wasn't her neck instead of her wrist.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on July 01, 2009, 08:21:34 PM
Streets of San Francisco star Karl Malden
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: DrinkingHarp on July 02, 2009, 08:44:05 AM
:P


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Was she supposed to be gorgeous in the 70s I have to say I think things have improved.....and oh yeah RIP

She was gorgeous. Every man wanted her and every woman wanted to be her. Her hairdo was world famous and the term "feather my hair" came from her hairdo ( my sis told me about the feather part tonite).


THE ABOVE PHOTO HAS BEEN PHOTOSHOPPED


I kept staring at the poster above and thought something was different, then my mind reverted back to when I was 11 and first became obsessed with female breasts.


Look at this link    http://www.cybertown.com/ffposter.html

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on July 10, 2009, 10:05:25 PM
Sad story of Colin Hendry's wife:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090710/tuk-football-star-s-wife-dies-after-botc-45dbed5.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on July 10, 2009, 10:24:19 PM
I thought Hendrys wife died a few years ago, maybe it was Mowbrays wife
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 10, 2009, 11:01:47 PM
I thought Hendrys wife died a few years ago, maybe it was Mowbrays wife
Aye Mowbrays.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on July 10, 2009, 11:29:01 PM
I thought Hendrys wife died a few years ago, maybe it was Mowbrays wife
Aye Mowbrays.
  I remember hearing that Duncan Ferguson (when he was at Rangers) said the only thing Celtic players would be lifting this year was Mowbrays wife............
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on July 11, 2009, 08:36:45 AM
Ferguson is one classy guy.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Carmen Stateside on July 12, 2009, 02:50:22 PM
Former boxer Arturo Gatti found dead in Brazil
http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/other_sports/boxing/view/20090712boxer_arturo_gatti_found_dead/srvc=home&position=also (http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/other_sports/boxing/view/20090712boxer_arturo_gatti_found_dead/srvc=home&position=also)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on July 14, 2009, 12:54:39 PM
British couple die in Swiss suicide clinic

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090714/twl-british-couple-die-in-swiss-suicide-41f21e0.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on July 14, 2009, 12:55:20 PM
Driver In 'Thelma And Louise' Death Plunge

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090714/twl-driver-in-thelma-and-louise-death-pl-3fd0ae9.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: tyrone86 on July 18, 2009, 01:59:51 AM
Walter Cronkite

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8157052.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8157052.stm)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Square Ball on July 18, 2009, 10:07:40 AM
WWI vetran and worlds oldest man

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8157128.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8157128.stm)

look at the massive changes this man has seen in the world from his birth in 1896
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on July 18, 2009, 10:15:14 AM

look at the massive changes this man has seen in the world from his birth in 1896

When he was born slavery had only been abolished 30 years earlier in the US.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 18, 2009, 11:19:11 AM
Amazing to think he was born when Queen Victoria was still alive. Seems strange that he was never knighted when you think the likes of Tom Jones, Mick Jagger (and probably Beckham when he retires) etc. are "Sirs".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on July 18, 2009, 11:38:09 AM
I had to laugh at the BBC's selection of significant world events in Henry's lifetime, including

1901 - Queen Victoria dies
1977 - Death of Elvis Presley

No mention of 2009 - Mariah Carey snubs Kerry Mike.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: FL/MAYO on July 20, 2009, 12:33:46 AM
http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090719/US.Obit.McCourt/

Frank McCourt...RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on July 20, 2009, 12:56:59 PM
I thought the book Angela's Ashes was brilliant and the film absolute rubbish. He came across well as a a decent soul in interviews. His brother is a crap writer who wrote that 'A Monk's Swimming' .. read half a dozen chapters and all he does his drop names of people he met... awful. Anyway Frank McCourt RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 20, 2009, 09:36:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06dsOwfe7xo&feature=popular (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06dsOwfe7xo&feature=popular)

Henry Surtees. Rally driver.

Note: The link is to his accident, and it's eerie (Not horrific) watching it.

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on July 21, 2009, 01:01:34 PM
One of Ireland's first sextuplets has died.
Nuala Conway gave birth to four girls and two boys on 22 May. One of the girls passed away at a local hospital, Publicist Max Clifford confirmed.
"Our hearts go out to the mum and dad and we hope that the others are going to be fine," he said.
Mrs Conway, from County Tyrone, gave birth to four girls and two boys at the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital in Belfast.
She and her husband, Austin, live at Dunamore near Cookstown.
The babies were delivered by Caesarean section and were 14 weeks premature. They weighed between 1lb 7oz and 2lb 2oz.
It was the first recorded birth of sextuplets on the island of Ireland, and the first in the UK since 2001.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longball on July 21, 2009, 01:02:47 PM
thats so sad never heard that. when did he happen?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on July 21, 2009, 01:03:25 PM
Just announced.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longball on July 21, 2009, 01:04:28 PM
I work down beside them.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on July 21, 2009, 04:36:58 PM
Very sad.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: tyrone girl on July 21, 2009, 05:30:16 PM
Very sad. Two of them were moved to Craigavon Hospital from the Royal i think, wee girl died last night.

God love them
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on July 31, 2009, 10:21:52 AM
Heard a rumour about Bobby Robson
Anyone confirm this?
Will delete if not true
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 31, 2009, 10:22:43 AM
Heard a rumour about Bobby Robson
Anyone confirm this?
Will delete if not true

Confirmed. Breaking news on SSN.

RIP Bobby! Always seemed a nice fella.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on July 31, 2009, 10:25:14 AM
RIP Bobby

Watched a bit of that game from St James Park with the England v Germany squads from the 1990 World Cup which was for him as far as I know

A gentleman in a game of spoilt brats
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on July 31, 2009, 10:57:36 AM
Bobby was an absolute legend.


RIP.



Can't believe he's dead so quickly after the match last Sunday.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on July 31, 2009, 10:43:15 PM
He has been fighting illness bravely for a long time. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 31, 2009, 11:00:44 PM
Brian Mears ex Chelsea chairman has also passed. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on August 05, 2009, 11:44:33 PM
From BBC

The male half of singing duo Renée and Renato, who had a UK number one hit in 1982 with Save Your Love, has died.

Former Italian waiter Renato Pagliari, 69, who lived in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, died in hospital last week after surgery for a brain tumour.

The Rome-born crooner also provided the voice behind the Walls ice-cream TV advert Just One Cornetto.

Renato is survived by his wife Maureen, son Remo, daughter Amanda, and three grandsons.

Villa fan

The singer entered the TV talent show New Faces in 1975 and caught the attention of songwriter Johnny Edward, who had written Save Your Love.

The song was eventually recorded in 1982 and became that year's Christmas number one single.

By the time it topped the charts, Renée had already joined another band.

The duo did attempt follow-up hits - Just One More Kiss and Jesus Loves Us All - but they flopped.

Renée later returned to private life but Renato still occasionally sang at his son's restaurant in Tamworth, Staffordshire, called Renato's.

Renato supported Aston Villa Football Club and during the early 1990s was asked by the then manager Ron Atkinson to sing Nessun Dorma at half time during a match.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on August 09, 2009, 12:36:14 AM
La Liga - Espanyol captain Jarque dies

Espanyol captain Dani Jarque died from a heart attack while on a pre-season tour of Italy.

The 26-year-old defender died at the hotel where the team were staying in the town of Coviciana.

He was discovered in his room after team-mates realised he had not appeared for a meal.

The club said that team doctors as well as Italian paramedics tried to revive the player but without success.

The tragedy comes just two years after the death, also from heart failure, of Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta, who died aged 22 after having collapsed during the opening game of the Spanish La Liga season.

Espanyol confirmed the diagnosis of heart failure and said the club doctor's attempts to revive the player had failed.

"It was a heart attack," said club official German de la Cruz.

"He was talking to his girlfriend when he suddenly began to feel unwell. He told her and then stopped talking.

"His partner got in touch with the hotel and explained what had happened but it was too late to do anything."

Jarque had played for Espanyol since the 2002-2003 season.

In the last campaign, he featured in 36 league matches and scored two goals. He was also a member of the team which won the Spanish Cup in 2006 and who were UEFA Cup runners-up in 2007.

European champions Barcelona, who are Espanyol's city rivals, sent their condolences to the Jarque's family from their American tour base in San Francisco.

"We are filled with extreme sadness at this tragic event and tonight we are in mourning," said Barca president Joan Laporta.

"On behalf of Barcelona, we want to send our deepest sympathies to Espanyol for the painful loss of their captain Dani Jarque, and to his family."

A minute's silence was observed at the start of the second half of a pre-season friendly at the Mestella Stadium where Valencia were taking on English side Arsenal.

Players from both sides also wore black armbands.

Real Madrid as well as the Spanish football federation sent their condolences to Jarque's family.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 11, 2009, 11:45:27 AM
Eunice Kennedy-Shriver of the camelot dynasty has died aged 88, she is Arnie's Mother-in-law too.
Founder of the Special Olympics, great humanitarian RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on August 13, 2009, 05:38:35 PM
Guitar legend Les Paul
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on August 13, 2009, 06:12:55 PM
Guitar legend Les Paul

Ah the Gibson Les Paul...the aspiration of many's a teenage raocker in the 70's.  RIP (he was 94!)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on August 13, 2009, 09:47:01 PM
The young fella that fell and hit his head when he was blocked in Crete was Aston Villa player Luke Youngs brother.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Louth Exile on August 14, 2009, 12:11:28 AM
Guitar legend Les Paul

Ah the Gibson Les Paul...the aspiration of many's a teenage raocker in the 70's.  RIP (he was 94!)

Now there is a rock legend, great innings. So many guitar legends would be thankful to him!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on August 14, 2009, 11:42:43 AM
Stuart Mangan, the 26 year old from Fermoy in Co. Cork, who suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby in London in April 2008, has sadly passed away.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London on Thursday as a result of respiratory problems and passed away peacefully on Friday 7th August in the presence of his parents Brian and Una and his three brothers Keith, John and Barry.

I'm sure a lot of lads had heard about this guy  sadly passed away
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on August 14, 2009, 01:39:20 PM
Stuart Mangan, the 26 year old from Fermoy in Co. Cork, who suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby in London in April 2008, has sadly passed away.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London on Thursday as a result of respiratory problems and passed away peacefully on Friday 7th August in the presence of his parents Brian and Una and his three brothers Keith, John and Barry.

I'm sure a lot of lads had heard about this guy  sadly passed away

Very sad news. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

http://www.stuartmangan.org/smangan/default.asp?contentID=1 (http://www.stuartmangan.org/smangan/default.asp?contentID=1)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on August 14, 2009, 02:49:26 PM
Stuart Mangan, the 26 year old from Fermoy in Co. Cork, who suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby in London in April 2008, has sadly passed away.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London on Thursday as a result of respiratory problems and passed away peacefully on Friday 7th August in the presence of his parents Brian and Una and his three brothers Keith, John and Barry.

I'm sure a lot of lads had heard about this guy  sadly passed away


Very sad news. Remember reading this story at the time. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on August 14, 2009, 05:08:00 PM
Stuart Mangan, the 26 year old from Fermoy in Co. Cork, who suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby in London in April 2008, has sadly passed away.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London on Thursday as a result of respiratory problems and passed away peacefully on Friday 7th August in the presence of his parents Brian and Una and his three brothers Keith, John and Barry.

I'm sure a lot of lads had heard about this guy  sadly passed away

Sad news. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on August 26, 2009, 06:43:37 AM
August 26, 2009 - 3:37PM
Senator Edward Kennedy has died, CNN has reported, quoting a statement from the family.

Kennedy, a member of the fabled American political family, had been battling brain cancer.

He was 77. He followed his brothers, President John F Kennedy and Senator Robert F Kennedy - who were both assassinated - as a leading Democrat in US politics.


Wonder who'll bring it up first?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on August 26, 2009, 07:48:27 AM
Some career Kennedy had 47 years in the senate and personally introduced over 300 bills that were passed into legislation
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: give her dixie on September 15, 2009, 01:22:06 AM
Patrick Swayze R.I.P.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on September 15, 2009, 07:54:12 AM
The best cooler in the business
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on September 15, 2009, 09:10:48 AM
Keith Floyd RIP - I just watched the excellent show with Keith Allen on him last night too.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: full back on September 15, 2009, 09:16:09 AM
Keith Floyd RIP - I just watched the excellent show with Keith Allen on him last night too.

When did this happen?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on September 15, 2009, 11:11:03 AM
Keith Floyd RIP - I just watched the excellent show with Keith Allen on him last night too.

When did this happen?
Yesterday, heart attack.  Last nights show was telly gold.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on September 15, 2009, 07:52:02 PM
Keith Floyd RIP - I just watched the excellent show with Keith Allen on him last night too.

Even when I thought cookery was highly uncool, I enjoyed watching Floyd.

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on September 16, 2009, 01:33:45 PM
BBC reporter Barron dies aged 69 
 
Brian Barron in Afghanistan in 2001
BBC war correspondent Brian Barron has died from cancer at the age of 69.

He covered wars across five decades, from Aden in 1967 to Iraq in 2003, and served as the BBC's man in some of the world's major cities.

World News Editor Jon Williams said: "He was simply the most distinguished BBC correspondent of our age".

Barron witnessed many major events and was honoured with several awards. He died at his home in Cornwall surrounded by his family.

Joining the BBC World Service in 1965, he witnessed the fall of Saigon and reported from Africa on the demise of Idi Amin.

He covered the Falklands War from Chile, as well as working as Ireland correspondent at the height of the Troubles in the early 1980s.

'An inspiration'

He won several Royal Television Society awards including Reporter of the Year in 1980 and the International Reporting Prize for his coverage from Latin America.



Brian Barron reporting the fall of Saigon in 1975
After his official retirement, Brian and Eric Thirer, his friend and long-time cameraman, continued to work together in New York.

Two years ago, in what would be his final report for the BBC, he returned to Aden, 40 years after the end of empire.

Jon Williams said: "It was vintage Brian - funny, poignant, but with a message. He was an inspiration to more than one generation of reporters, producers and editors."

Barron leaves his wife Angela and daughter Fleur.
 
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Post by: ziggysego on September 16, 2009, 09:07:08 PM
Henry Gibson. Judge Clark Brown in Boston Legal and Dr. Werner Klopek in The 'burbs.

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Post by: wherefromreferee? on September 28, 2009, 11:45:06 AM
Trish Porter - those about Walshes Maghera would know her.  Bodybuilder.  Pleasant lady

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: man in black on September 28, 2009, 11:51:22 AM
Keith Floyd RIP - I just watched the excellent show with Keith Allen on him last night too.

Even when I thought cookery was highly uncool, I enjoyed watching Floyd.

RIP.

Same as that.
A legend in my (cook) book. Best show he ever did was the one in South Africa where he was on an ostrich farm doing an ostrich curry. The other ostriches (ie the ones not in the pan) kept coming up and pecking at the wok. Floyd says to camera - im sure im going to get lots of letters about this, smiled and threw back a large glass of red wine. Fair play to him.
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Post by: ziggysego on September 28, 2009, 12:50:24 PM
Got the repeat of Keith on Keith last night on More4. Very good show. Had a lot of flaws, but very entertaining and a better chef than most of the cnuts on TV... as he put it ;)
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Post by: orangeman on September 28, 2009, 11:15:56 PM
The Tipperary County Board have revealed their regret following the passing of one of the county's hurling greats in Denis (Dinny) Ryan.

Roscrea man Ryan, alongside brothers Mick and Jack, was part of the three-in-a-row winning Tipperary team which won the All-Ireland SHC title from 1949 to 1951.

A statement from the Co Board read: 'It is with regret that Tipperary County Board announces the death of Denis (Dinny) Ryan of Roscrea and Tipperary.

'From a famed Roscrea hurling family, Dinny and his two brothers Mick and Jack all played for Tipperary and will be remembered for playing their part in the great three-in-a-row All-Ireland winning successes the county had from 1949 to 51.

'He was also a prominent player for many years with Roscrea. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam uasal.'
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maggie on September 29, 2009, 06:30:37 PM
Claire Devine. (Tyrone Goalie's mum who passed away yesterday)
R.I.P
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on September 29, 2009, 11:15:49 PM
Claire Devine. (Tyrone Goalie's mum who passed away yesterday)
R.I.P

Isn't that the 2nd passing in his family recently?

If it is that is hard going for him.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on September 30, 2009, 10:49:37 PM
Gaaboard username ziggysego circa 2003-2009.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on September 30, 2009, 11:23:39 PM
Very sensitive O'Neill after previous post on this thread... well done  ::)  I thot this thread at least was meant to be sincere.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on September 30, 2009, 11:33:38 PM
Very sensitive O'Neill after previous post on this thread... well done  ::)  I thot this thread at least was meant to be sincere.
Go to the 1st page of this thread.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on September 30, 2009, 11:56:33 PM
Ziggy sent a message that he wishes not to be mourned but celebrated.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: tyrone86 on October 16, 2009, 12:35:02 AM
Al Martino a.k.a. Johnny Fontaine from the Godfather
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 16, 2009, 09:20:22 AM
Al Martino a.k.a. Johnny Fontaine from the Godfather
a.k.a. Frank Sinatra
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on October 16, 2009, 10:49:45 AM
A-Ha

A-Ha go their own ways after 25 years

Enduring chart act A-Ha are to split following a farewell tour next year, it was announced today.


The Norwegian trio, who were pin-ups for many years, will split after marking a quarter of a century since their debut release Hunting High And Low.

They will play their final shows in Oslo in December next year, rounding off a string of goodbye dates.

The band, who have also released a string of solo albums, achieved more than 35 million global album sales, with 15 Top 10 UK singles.

Announcing their split today, the band's Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy said bowing out would give them a chance to pursue "other meaningful aspects of life".

In a statement they said: "We've literally lived the ultimate boy's adventure tale, through a longer, more rewarding career than anyone could hope for.

"Doing this now will give us a chance to get more involved in other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else - and of course through new constellations in the field of art and music.

"We are retiring as a band, not as individuals. Change is always difficult and it is easy to get set in one's ways. Now it is time to move on."

The band have released nine studio albums, their most recent, Foot Of The Mountain, making the UK top five.

They also had the distinction of recording a James Bond theme, The Living Daylights.

Coldplay have often talked about how the band were an inspiration.

A-Ha's debut single Take On Me reached number two in the UK in 1985 - accompanied by its groundreaking animated video - and the band followed it up with The Sun Always Shines On TV, which went to number one.

Details of tour dates will be announced nearer the time.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: redhugh on October 16, 2009, 11:32:43 AM
A-Ha

A-Ha go their own ways after 25 years

Enduring chart act A-Ha are to split following a farewell tour next year, it was announced today.


The Norwegian trio, who were pin-ups for many years, will split after marking a quarter of a century since their debut release Hunting High And Low.

They will play their final shows in Oslo in December next year, rounding off a string of goodbye dates.

The band, who have also released a string of solo albums, achieved more than 35 million global album sales, with 15 Top 10 UK singles.

Announcing their split today, the band's Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy said bowing out would give them a chance to pursue "other meaningful aspects of life".

In a statement they said: "We've literally lived the ultimate boy's adventure tale, through a longer, more rewarding career than anyone could hope for.

"Doing this now will give us a chance to get more involved in other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else - and of course through new constellations in the field of art and music.

"We are retiring as a band, not as individuals. Change is always difficult and it is easy to get set in one's ways. Now it is time to move on."

The band have released nine studio albums, their most recent, Foot Of The Mountain, making the UK top five.

They also had the distinction of recording a James Bond theme, The Living Daylights.

Coldplay have often talked about how the band were an inspiration.

A-Ha's debut single Take On Me reached number two in the UK in 1985 - accompanied by its groundreaking animated video - and the band followed it up with The Sun Always Shines On TV, which went to number one.

Details of tour dates will be announced nearer the time.


Sorry for your loss O'Neill...................but kinda happy for my gain :P
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Post by: Doogie Browser on October 19, 2009, 03:51:04 PM
Ludovic Kennedy has died at the age of 89.  RIP.
A great human rights advocate, he was prominent in the Birmingham 6 campaign.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on October 19, 2009, 05:22:40 PM
Werner Heubeck the former Manager of Ulsterbus has died aged 89. he used to carry  bombs of  hijacked buses in Belfast during the troubles.

Source; BBC
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donagh on October 19, 2009, 05:39:01 PM
Werner Heubeck the former Manager of Ulsterbus has died aged 89. he used to carry  bombs of  hijacked buses in Belfast during the troubles.

Source; BBC

An unrepentant Nazi by all accounts.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on October 19, 2009, 11:21:48 PM
Ludovic Kennedy has died at the age of 89.  RIP.
A great human rights advocate, he was prominent in the Birmingham 6 campaign.

Whats the humanist equivalent of RIP? The man appears to have led a purpose driven life thats for sure.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 28, 2009, 01:36:33 PM
David Shepherd, former Test Cricket Umpire has died. RIP.  He was famous for his wee shuffle when scores were at 111 (the Nelson).
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: playwiththewind1st on October 28, 2009, 01:54:08 PM
Werner Heubeck the former Manager of Ulsterbus has died aged 89. he used to carry  bombs of  hijacked buses in Belfast during the troubles.

Source; BBC

An unrepentant Nazi by all accounts.

Didn't he drive the Panzers on the Berlin - Warsaw route earlier in his career?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on November 10, 2009, 09:30:08 PM

Bundesliga - Germany keeper Enke 'commits suicide'

Germany and Hanover goalkeeper Robert Enke has died at a level crossing after apparently driving into the path of an oncoming train.

"Robert Enke died today in an accident," a media officer for the Niedersachsen Police told Reuters. "First indications point to suicide."

He was 32 years of age.

Hanover president Martin Kind was returning from a meeting with the German FA on Tuesday when he was telephoned with the news.

"You expect many things, but not something like that," he told German news agency DPA. "I do not know how and why it happened, but I do not think that it had anything to do with football."

Enke's two-year-old daughter Lara died two years ago from a heart defect.

The German FA stated: "The German team has learned of the death of Robert Enke with great shock. National team coach Joachim Loew and manager Oliver Bierhoff said 'we are all shocked, we are speechless'."

Enke became Germany's number one goalkeeper when Jens Lehmann retired after Euro 2008 but had just returned from a bacterial bowel infection which ruled him out of his country's last four games.

He played in Hanover's 2-2 draw with Hamburg at the weekend but was not selected for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Ivory Coast.

Loew said he was still his first choice for the World Cup in South Africa next year, and that the decision was based on his recent return to fitness. He had eight caps.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stew on November 10, 2009, 10:06:30 PM
Werner Heubeck the former Manager of Ulsterbus has died aged 89. he used to carry  bombs of  hijacked buses in Belfast during the troubles.

Source; BBC

An unrepentant Nazi by all accounts.

Correct, he got that job because he married into a connected family. He once told us all that we didnt have the balls to go on strike, he was wrong, we did and we ended up getting most of what he had asked for. ( I used to drive for them when I was a cub)

Thats all I will say on him but I would love to say a lot more, this is not the forum.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on November 10, 2009, 10:39:28 PM

Bundesliga - Germany keeper Enke 'commits suicide'

Germany and Hanover goalkeeper Robert Enke has died at a level crossing after apparently driving into the path of an oncoming train.

"Robert Enke died today in an accident," a media officer for the Niedersachsen Police told Reuters. "First indications point to suicide."

He was 32 years of age.

Hanover president Martin Kind was returning from a meeting with the German FA on Tuesday when he was telephoned with the news.

"You expect many things, but not something like that," he told German news agency DPA. "I do not know how and why it happened, but I do not think that it had anything to do with football."

Enke's two-year-old daughter Lara died two years ago from a heart defect.

The German FA stated: "The German team has learned of the death of Robert Enke with great shock. National team coach Joachim Loew and manager Oliver Bierhoff said 'we are all shocked, we are speechless'."

Enke became Germany's number one goalkeeper when Jens Lehmann retired after Euro 2008 but had just returned from a bacterial bowel infection which ruled him out of his country's last four games.

He played in Hanover's 2-2 draw with Hamburg at the weekend but was not selected for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Ivory Coast.

Loew said he was still his first choice for the World Cup in South Africa next year, and that the decision was based on his recent return to fitness. He had eight caps.

That is unbelievable.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: randomtask on November 10, 2009, 10:53:05 PM

Bundesliga - Germany keeper Enke 'commits suicide'

Germany and Hanover goalkeeper Robert Enke has died at a level crossing after apparently driving into the path of an oncoming train.

"Robert Enke died today in an accident," a media officer for the Niedersachsen Police told Reuters. "First indications point to suicide."

He was 32 years of age.

Hanover president Martin Kind was returning from a meeting with the German FA on Tuesday when he was telephoned with the news.

"You expect many things, but not something like that," he told German news agency DPA. "I do not know how and why it happened, but I do not think that it had anything to do with football."

Enke's two-year-old daughter Lara died two years ago from a heart defect.

The German FA stated: "The German team has learned of the death of Robert Enke with great shock. National team coach Joachim Loew and manager Oliver Bierhoff said 'we are all shocked, we are speechless'."

Enke became Germany's number one goalkeeper when Jens Lehmann retired after Euro 2008 but had just returned from a bacterial bowel infection which ruled him out of his country's last four games.

He played in Hanover's 2-2 draw with Hamburg at the weekend but was not selected for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Ivory Coast.

Loew said he was still his first choice for the World Cup in South Africa next year, and that the decision was based on his recent return to fitness. He had eight caps.

R.I.P hate seeing anyone die of suicide. when someone could have helped him
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on November 10, 2009, 10:56:55 PM
Im just after getting him on a free transfer in football manager 2010!!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: randomtask on November 10, 2009, 11:00:54 PM
Im just after getting him on a free transfer in football manager 2010!!!

is it worth buying? better than the last one?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on November 10, 2009, 11:32:28 PM
Yes, yes.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on November 11, 2009, 12:35:06 PM
Im just after getting him on a free transfer in football manager 2010!!!

is it worth buying? better than the last one?
[/quote

Would this no have been better on the dedicated Gaming/Game thread?

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=10036.0
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on November 13, 2009, 10:26:25 PM
Just thought it was a bit relevent!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Cúig huaire on November 16, 2009, 12:15:10 PM
Veteran actor Edward Woodward has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed.

The Croydon-born star had been suffering from various illnesses including pneumonia and died in hospital, said Janet Glass.

Woodward is most famous for his roles in cult 1973 horror film The Wicker Man, alongside Christopher Lee, and US TV series The Equalizer.

He was last seen on screen in BBC One soap EastEnders as Tommy Clifford earlier this year.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on November 16, 2009, 12:17:24 PM
Sorry to hear that! He was class in Breaker Morant and TWM. For a certain generation he will though always be The Equalizer. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on November 16, 2009, 12:34:48 PM
Sad news indeed. As Canalman says, to me he'll be The Equalizer. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: passedit on November 16, 2009, 12:37:18 PM
He'll always be Ewa Woowoo to me.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on November 16, 2009, 04:03:06 PM
Sad news indeed. As Canalman says, to me he'll be The Equalizer. RIP.

Being of a different generation I still remember him in "Callan"
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: milltown row on November 16, 2009, 04:39:17 PM
slightly older but remember him in Callan well.

for me the film Breaker Morant was a cracker.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on November 16, 2009, 05:11:46 PM
Not as good as this Equaliser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI1KuKKY7JU&feature=youtube_gdata
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 16, 2009, 05:16:29 PM
Not as good as this Equaliser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI1KuKKY7JU&feature=youtube_gdata
I thought that was gonna be Alonso's penalty in Istanbul.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on November 16, 2009, 05:21:33 PM
Not as good as this Equaliser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI1KuKKY7JU&feature=youtube_gdata
I thought that was gonna be Alonso's penalty in Istanbul.

Nah want to start an OWC/Billy Bingham v Fenians thread here, just for a change.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on November 25, 2009, 08:54:53 AM
Pat Quinn founder of Quinnsworth has died. Aged of 74.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 25, 2009, 01:36:33 PM
Pat Quinn founder of Quinnsworth has died. Aged of 74.

RIP

Was shocked to hear that alright - hadn't seen him around in the pub the last few weeks.

He'd always have great time for the young Irish people here. He'll be sadly missed by the Irish community here
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 02, 2009, 04:44:20 PM
Maggie Jones, Coronation Street's Blanche, has died in hospital at the age of 75.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 02, 2009, 04:47:38 PM
Maggie Jones, Coronation Street's Blanche, has died in hospital at the age of 75.
Best soap character in years.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Archie Mitchell on December 02, 2009, 07:09:37 PM
Maggie Jones, Coronation Street's Blanche, has died in hospital at the age of 75.
Best soap character in years.  RIP.

**Cough**
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 02, 2009, 07:29:42 PM
Maggie Jones, Coronation Street's Blanche, has died in hospital at the age of 75.
Best soap character in years.  RIP.
The wife thinks so too. Will have to break the bad news to her.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on December 02, 2009, 08:54:23 PM
Joesph West grandfather of David Beckham dies at age 83.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 02, 2009, 08:56:13 PM
Maggie Jones, Coronation Street's Blanche, has died in hospital at the age of 75.
Ah, I liked her
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerry on December 04, 2009, 11:03:09 AM
Owner of sally o'briens in omagh,  john mcgirr a good drumquin man. Rip
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: delboy on December 04, 2009, 03:08:00 PM
Richard Todd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8394977.stm) of dambuster fame, born in Dublin.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 04, 2009, 06:26:11 PM
Liam Clancy RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on December 04, 2009, 06:31:45 PM
Liam Clancy RIP

Was this expected?  Did Bob Dylan say he was the best folk singers ever?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 04, 2009, 06:59:52 PM
Denn

Seemingly he had been ill and, yes, Dylan counts him as a major influence.

Clancy had some time of it in New York in the 60s. The Clancys and Tommy Makem were almost bigger than The Beatles for a time and now they have all passed on.

God rest all of their souls.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on December 04, 2009, 09:52:26 PM
RIP.

He brought Irish music to a wider audience and influenced so many others. May his name be long remembered.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: dillinger on December 04, 2009, 11:35:47 PM
Richard Todd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8394977.stm) of dambuster fame, born in Dublin.

Fine actor, seemed nice guy too. Too late to give him the Knighthood he really should have got.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on December 23, 2009, 05:18:07 PM
US actor Arnold Stang, who voiced the lead character in 1960s television cartoon Top Cat, has died aged 91.
Stang died of pneumonia at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts on Sunday, JoAnne Stang, his wife of 60 years, said.
Known for his distinctive nasal voice and nerdy looks, the actor also starred alongside Frank Sinatra in 1955 film The Man with the Golden Arm.

He also appeared in 1963 comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Mrs Stang attributed her husband's career longevity to his willingness to tackle any professional challenge.
"He was really unique, because he could perform in any role, comedy or drama, he just loved it all," she said.

"He always thought of himself just as an actor, not any particular kind of actor, but just an actor who would play whatever he was asked to play."
Stang started his career on the radio as a teenager and played alongside Milton Berle on radio and TV in the 1950s.

He spent a lot of his career voicing cartoons and dozens of advertisements, and also made appearances on US TV shows including The Cosby Show and Batman.
His last big screen role was in 1993 movie Dennis the Menace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on December 24, 2009, 10:30:43 AM
Terry Lawless has died (RIP) (29 March 1933 - 24 December 2009)
English boxing manager and trainer who worked in London, most successfully during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Born in West Ham, Essex, Lawless was a boxing buff and fitness fanatic. He started his coaching and management career in 1957.
He was associated with promoters Mickey Duff[2], Jarvis Astaire, Harry Levene and Mike Barrett, who effectively controlled British boxing. They were particularly noted for their use of Mexican fighters of dubious pedigree. The team dealt primarily with the BBC, which gave rise to the famous relationship between Frank Bruno and the commentator Harry Carpenter, but they were ousted during the late 1980s by Frank Warren, who initially had the support of ITV[4].

Famous for looking after his fighters like a father rather than a manager, Lawless often fell out with matchmaker Mickey Duff because he did not want to expose his boxers to unnecessary dangers. Duff stated in his autobiography that Lawless was always asking for opponents who would defend but not attack!
Jim Watt, one of six Lawless-trained-and-managed boxers who went on to win world titles (including Frank Bruno, and Joe Calzaghe under different management), wrote in his autobiography, Watt's My Name:

" Terry is that rare breed of manager who treats his boxers like sons rather than fighters. He gives 100 per cent and demands the same in return. If it were not for him, I would not have got near winning a world title. He revitalized my career."
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on December 27, 2009, 01:28:41 AM
The late John McAviney

The death took place of the late John McAviney, Knocknamaddy, Ballybay on Saturday morning last, December 19th in Cavan General Hospital following a lengthy illness which he bore with courage and dignity.

News of his death invoked widespread sadness as, with his passing, his native Ballybay, the county of Monaghan and the GAA as an organisation both locally and nationally had lost one of its most colourful characters and great personalities. A highly acclaimed and award winning professional photographer for over 30 years John McAviney's photographs caught many moments in time in both the social, political and sporting life of the entire country as his work featured in a number of national newspapers regularly. His great love in life, apart from his family, was the GAA which was not surprising as he came from a family with a deep-rooted GAA tradition.

In his work his speciality was covering GAA, especially the matches but not just the county games or the big occasions in Croke Park or Ulster finals in Clones as John McAviney had a much wider vision of what photography meant in the coverage of gaelic games nationally and locally. On the local scene John McAviney was ahead of his time when he came to an arrangement with Monaghan County Board that as their official photographer he would feature action shots, team photographs and trophy presentations in every competition under their control from under 12's right up to the senior championship final and in that way his work was central to the extensive coverage of the games in the Northern Standard.

As well as matches he also covered the major GAA social occasions, the Northern Standard Annual Monaghan GAA Awards, the All-Stars ceremonies whether in Ulster or nationally particularly if Monaghan players were involved, the annual golf classic for the Supporters Club and a host of other events were all featured in the Northern Standard through the tireless work and dedication of John McAviney who believed that a juvenile player getting a medal was equally as important as the captain of the senior football champions being presented with the Mick Duffy Cup. Away from GAA his other love in sport was Glasgow Celtic and he was a regular visitor to Parkhead where his skills as a photographer were known and recognised. He served as chairman of the Ulster Professional Photographers Association and was a founder member of the Ulster GAA Writers Association where he served as chairman for five years and in that time was constantly seeking to improve the working conditions for photographers at matches.

There was a huge and vastly representative attendance at the removal of his remains and funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church Ballybay, this morning Tuesday, December 22nd with guards of honour provided by Ballybay Pearse Brothers GFC, officers and members of Monaghan County Committee and officers and members of the Ulster GAA Writers Association. To his wife Eithne, son Emmet and daughter Oonagh, his mother Sally, his beloved grandchildren, his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Go ndeanaigh Dia trocaire ar a anam dilis.


On a personal level, deeply saddened to hear this. I've had manys a dealings (and rows!) with John since 2003 and he was a tireless professional. He had it tough this last 3-4 years on a couple of levels but never lost the humour. Great man gone but his work lives on (www.mcaviney.com).

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on December 27, 2009, 07:58:56 PM
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1227/rta.html (http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1227/rta.html)

MEP's brother dies in Cork crash

Sunday, 27 December 2009 19:17
A man has died in a car accident in Bandon, County Cork.

The single vehicle road collision happened at 12.10pm this afternoon at Oldchapel on the Bandon to Timoleague road.

The victim has been named as Flor Crowley, 42, a brother of Fianna Fáil MEP Brian Crowley.

He had been travelling in a car with his wife and three children at the time, but they were not injured.

Earlier, a 31-year-old woman died in a road crash in Co Offaly.

The crash happened at about 8.40am in Durrow, when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda station on 057-9321305.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on December 28, 2009, 01:47:23 PM
Magistrate Tom Travers, dies   
A magistrate who survived an IRA murder attempt 25 years ago in which his daughter was killed has died.
Tom Travers died peacefully on Boxing Day at his home in Holywood, County Down.
In April 1984, he was shot six times by the IRA as he left Mass at St Brigid's Church in south Belfast with his wife and daughter.
He was seriously injured but his daughter Mary, a schoolteacher, was fatally wounded.
Mr Travers was unable to attend his daughter's funeral because he was still in the intensive care unit of Belfast City Hospital.
In January, the Police Ombudsman's office apologised to Mr Travers for errors in a report into the murder.
 
I remember that girl being shot dead. Whatever about Mother Ireland and 'the armed struggle'... it was shockingly brutal... mistake or nae. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on January 06, 2010, 11:32:38 PM
Loch Ness monster death rumours denied

The head of the Loch Ness monster's fan club has denied suggestions that the animal is dead following just one credible sighting last year.

A new documentary examines the possibility that the monster might be extinct as its reported appearances become increasingly rare.

Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, said only one sighting, made just off the Clansman Hotel on 6th June, 2009, was judged by him to have been a credible report.
 
And according to Mr Campbell such reports are increasingly rare.

He said: ""That's why were so relieved to have heard about this sighting.

"In June, when it was reported, nobody had seen anything for a year. If it hadn't been for that one, we would have been really, really worried.

"There is an embarrassment factor to seeing Nessie. The first thing people say to you is, 'Had you had a drink?'

"Ten years ago we had a lot of good sightings, but in the last two or three years, they have tailed off."

He added: "What we regard as a dependable sighting is very much down to the person who sees it.

"This was a local chap who knows the things that Nessie isn't - boat wakes, debris on the loch or seals in the summer. A local person will know what these things look like."

However, there were a number of "more dubious" sightings over the course of 2009. These included a sonar contact witnessed by "'Allo,'Allo" star Vicki Michelle and other cast members from the stage version of the popular BBC sit-com when they took a pleasure cruise on Loch Ness in May during the play's week-long run at Eden Court.

Their boat, the Jacobite Queen, picked up five mysterious arch shapes on its sonar between Dores and Urquhart Castle.

Also claiming a possible Nessie picture was data analyst Ian Monckton from Solihull who used his car headlights and the flash from his camera, to take a picture of what he thought could be the elusive monster while driving to Invermoriston late at night.

The 2009 episode "Death at Loch Ness" of the documentary series "MonsterQuest" looked at the theory that the Loch Ness Monster might be extinct.

In this programme researcher Robert Rhines' claim that Nessie, if it existed, may now in fact be dead and its corpse is lying somewhere at the bottom of Loch Ness is investigated.

To prove this theory wrong, Mr Campbell hopes new witnesses might come forward.

"If people start to believe this, it might start to affect tourist numbers.

"Whether you believe in Nessie or not, the Loch Ness Monster is one of the most important tourist attractions we have.

"Perhaps, though, the answers are to be found underwater instead of on the loch's surface.

"Unknown sonar contacts happen all the time.

"Maybe Nessie is just keeping her head down."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6936872/Loch-Ness-monster-death-rumours-denied.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 06, 2010, 11:46:05 PM
She's not dead ONeill, so shouldn't be posted here.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: omagh_gael on January 07, 2010, 07:28:45 PM
Three young men killed in a car accident outside omagh this afternoon all from killyclogher area, Rest in Peace all, tragic tragic loss of yound life.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on January 07, 2010, 07:30:08 PM
Three young men killed in a car accident outside omagh this afternoon

Terrible tragedy.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mournerambler on January 07, 2010, 07:33:41 PM
Three young men killed in a car accident outside omagh

Terrible tragedy RIP, are you not a little early posting their names if it only happened this afternoon with the possibility of friends or family of the three young men reading this?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerry on January 07, 2010, 07:39:14 PM

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Terrible tragedy RIP, are you not a little early posting their names if it only happened this afternoon with the possibility of friends or family of the three young men reading this?

thats why in another tread i did not post their names,  the last poor fellow only pasted away in the last hour or two
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on January 07, 2010, 07:40:12 PM
Omagh Gael, you are way too quick to post names, you realy need to edit that post. I'm not trying to score points but as I post only two have passed away. May they Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: omagh_gael on January 07, 2010, 08:08:46 PM
I alologise if i have caused offence, it's just that I know the three fellas indirectly and wouldn't post up names unless I was sure of their identity.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Watcher Pat on January 07, 2010, 08:18:15 PM
Mournerambler you might want to edit your post as the names are in the quote.

Terrible tragedy. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 07, 2010, 08:27:43 PM
I alologise if i have caused offence, it's just that I know the three fellas indirectly and wouldn't post up names unless I was sure of their identity.

Mournerambler needs to edit also.

Omagh Gael it's not offensive to us just that if a cousin or friend or whatever hadn't heard this baord is not where they would want to find out.

Deepest sympathy to the families.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mournerambler on January 07, 2010, 08:48:17 PM
I alologise if i have caused offence, it's just that I know the three fellas indirectly and wouldn't post up names unless I was sure of their identity.

Mournerambler needs to edit also.

Omagh Gael it's not offensive to us just that if a cousin or friend or whatever hadn't heard this baord is not where they would want to find out.


Sorry for the delay in editing my post.
Deepest sympathy to the families.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerry on January 07, 2010, 09:59:43 PM
just back from one of the young lads house, youngest of seven children and sixteen years of age. a very sad house.  thankfully the names have being taken down as they told me tonight that the third lad is still serious ill in hospital.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: omagh_gael on January 07, 2010, 10:32:26 PM
I really sincerely apologise for putting up those names, a rush of blood to my head, out of order.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 07, 2010, 10:38:54 PM
Fair enough Omagh Gael, we all rush in and type stuff, before we think.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on January 13, 2010, 07:36:11 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8457101.stm



Allan Mc Clay of Galen died yesteray - a great man who has donated millions upon millions of his wealth to good causes, most notably QUB research facilities.



I watched a programme on him a couple of years ago and was very impressed by his attitude to life.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: takeyourownpath on January 13, 2010, 07:49:28 PM
i just heard neil buchanan from art attack died! any truth?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on January 13, 2010, 08:20:21 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8457101.stm



Allan Mc Clay of Galen died yesteray - a great man who has donated millions upon millions of his wealth to good causes, most notably QUB research facilities.



I watched a programme on him a couple of years ago and was very impressed by his attitude to life
.

A couple of board members are employees so will have the black armbands on at work today. Gave over £20m to Queens for research over the years so fair play to him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on January 13, 2010, 08:27:09 PM
i just heard neil buchanan from art attack died! any truth?

Did he have an art attack?

I read he had colon cancer last year.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on January 13, 2010, 08:34:29 PM
i just heard neil buchanan from art attack died! any truth?

Did he have an art attack?

I read he had colon cancer last year.

I just googled this. Seems this story about his death has been a rumour from away last year. Think it even has a page on Facebook with many followers.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 13, 2010, 08:47:24 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8457101.stm



Allan Mc Clay of Galen died yesteray - a great man who has donated millions upon millions of his wealth to good causes, most notably QUB research facilities.



I watched a programme on him a couple of years ago and was very impressed by his attitude to life
.

A couple of board members are employees so will have the black armbands on at work today. Gave over £20m to Queens for research over the years so fair play to him.
Was in work every day up until his sickness before Christmas. He gave millions to charities but he also bought the company back a few years ago when the whole plant was about 3 months from closure with the loss of about a thousand jobs. Never showed an interest in selling to the highest bidder so there are a couple of thousand people were reasonably secure in their jobs.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on January 13, 2010, 11:22:11 PM
Given McClay's net worth every penny of those millions he 'gave' away was tax deductable, except  by giving it to Queen's he gets his research and development done for him - handy way of getting something for nothing.

Shrewd businessman. Undoubtedly.

Great philanthropist? Pull the other one...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on January 13, 2010, 11:24:49 PM
Given McClay's net worth every penny of those millions he 'gave' away was tax deductable, except  by giving it to Queen's he gets his research and development done for him - handy way of getting something for nothing.

Shrewd businessman. Undoubtedly.

Great philanthropist? Pull the other one...


Why do you say that ?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on January 19, 2010, 02:59:00 PM
Scottish rugby commentator Bill McLarron died today aged 86. He was the voice of rugby on the BBC for a generation.

Great old fashioned commentator. I always laughed when he used to say "and there's a wee bit of argie- bargie going on!" as half a dozen 20 stone rugby player knocked 7 bells out of each other.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on January 19, 2010, 03:36:47 PM
Scottish rugby commentator Bill McLarron died today aged 86. He was the voice of rugby on the BBC for a generation.

Great old fashioned commentator. I always laughed when he used to say "and there's a wee bit of argie- bargie going on!" as half a dozen 20 stone rugby player knocked 7 bells out of each other.

The voice of Saturday afternoon when the only live sport apart from horse racing was most likely Rugby with Bill.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 19, 2010, 03:39:16 PM
Scottish rugby commentator Bill McLarron died today aged 86. He was the voice of rugby on the BBC for a generation.

Great old fashioned commentator. I always laughed when he used to say "and there's a wee bit of argie- bargie going on!" as half a dozen 20 stone rugby player knocked 7 bells out of each other.

The voice of Saturday afternoon when the only live sport apart from horse racing was most likely Rugby with Bill.

A legend. RIP.

"....a great bullocking run......"
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 19, 2010, 03:46:31 PM
Scottish rugby commentator Bill McLarron died today aged 86. He was the voice of rugby on the BBC for a generation.

Great old fashioned commentator. I always laughed when he used to say "and there's a wee bit of argie- bargie going on!" as half a dozen 20 stone rugby player knocked 7 bells out of each other.

wow didn't know he was the old?

IMO the best Commentator of the lot a true legend of the game RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on January 19, 2010, 03:56:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S617AieOPJo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S617AieOPJo)

The voice of rugby. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on January 19, 2010, 03:58:57 PM
A bit like the late, great Michael O'Hehir. He could make a good game out of a dire one.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on January 19, 2010, 04:05:03 PM
Scottish rugby commentator Bill McLarron died today aged 86. He was the voice of rugby on the BBC for a generation.

Great old fashioned commentator. I always laughed when he used to say "and there's a wee bit of argie- bargie going on!" as half a dozen 20 stone rugby player knocked 7 bells out of each other.

wow didn't know he was the old?

IMO the best Commentator of the lot a true legend of the game RIP

He must have been working well into his 70s.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 19, 2010, 04:05:45 PM
good call  but Mclarron had the talent to bring the game alive, it almost felt like you were at the game when he was commentating, the 5/6 nations hasn't been the same since he left
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on January 19, 2010, 04:45:51 PM
RIP... the voice of rugby when I was growing up...yes he was that old!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 19, 2010, 04:48:26 PM
great piece on bill here

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/8468319.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on January 19, 2010, 04:55:15 PM
Strangely touching to hear of his death. He was an institution for all my life. A great one.

great piece on bill here

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/8468319.stm

Andy Irvine's changed a lot since his Planxty days.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on January 19, 2010, 05:00:46 PM
Kate McGarrigle, sister of Anna and mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright has died from cancer aged 63.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on January 19, 2010, 06:16:23 PM
He'll always be the voice of rugby for me. RIP Bill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgytaTDGeg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgytaTDGeg)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dinny Breen on January 19, 2010, 06:55:36 PM
very sad to hear about Bill McLaren, he was indeed the voice of rugby..may he rest in peace
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 19, 2010, 08:29:55 PM
Casper the friendly cat

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8467255.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8467255.stm)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 19, 2010, 08:34:37 PM
Quote
In a statement, a company spokeswoman said: "Casper touched many people's lives and clearly had a very exciting life - travelling around Plymouth and who knows where else.

"I suspect he's now exploring heaven and is telling all the other cats up there about the many adventures he had."

Now, I'm an animal lover but....well I've no words  :-\

It's a very nice story about the cat but worthy of the bbc news?  and btw, how did they know what stop he wanted off at??
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bord na Mona man on January 19, 2010, 08:51:52 PM
He'll always be the voice of rugby for me. RIP Bill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgytaTDGeg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgytaTDGeg)
I remember back in the 80s when RTE's coverage used to drop out mid match, it was always a treat when they had to switch over to the BBC feed and we'd have Bill commentating instead.

He came from the Cyril Farrell school of analysing rough play. A player getting decapitated was "a bit of argy bargy"!  ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Trevor Hill on January 21, 2010, 10:34:32 AM
RIP Bill McLaren, the voice of rugby.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on January 21, 2010, 11:59:22 PM
Legend alright... is no characters like that now apart from Micheal O Muircheartaigh and yer man does the darts. Are all like plain voices like George Hamilton and Ger Canning etc...

Famous Bill McLaren quotes:
"I'm no hod carrier but I'd be laying bricks if he was running at me." (in reference to Jonah Lomu)

"It's high enough, it's long enough and it's straight enough!!!"

"The All Blacks that day looked like great prophets of doom."

"He's as quick as a trout up a burn."

"That one was a bit inebriated - just like one of my golf shots."

"Those props are as cunning as a bag o' weasels."

"He's like a demented ferret up a wee drainpipe."

"He's like a raging bull with a bad head."

On Phil Bennett: "They say down at Stradey that if ever you catch him you get to make a wish."

On Grant Batty: "He plays like a runaway bullet."

"A day out of Hawick is a day wasted."

And it's a try by Hika the hooker from Ngongotaha (Wales v New Zealand 1980).

"I've hardly ever had to pay to get in (the best thing in his view about 50 years of commentary at rugby matches)."


Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on January 23, 2010, 12:15:16 PM
As an older poster here I was sadden to read this item on the BBC website.

British film actress Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and sang with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls, has died aged 80.

She was stunningly beautiful in the Origional Spartacus and she also appeared in the Thornbirds.

Many she Rest In Peace.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on January 23, 2010, 12:39:48 PM
did yer man mclaren always come out with "and they'll be dancin in the streets of glasgow/cardiff/dublin tonight" etc depending on who had won a big important match....

or have i jus created that from my youthful memory?  :-[
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on January 23, 2010, 01:53:37 PM
yep that was him. It made sense, unlike the commentator, upon Raith ROvers beating Celtic in the League Cup Final, saying that they will be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight. Ofcourse there is no such place
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 23, 2010, 02:01:42 PM
yep that was him. It made sense, unlike the commentator, upon Raith ROvers beating Celtic in the League Cup Final, saying that they will be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight. Ofcourse there is no such place

It would be like saying 'they will be dancing in the streets of Derry tonight'. Of course there is no hope because Derry people can't dance.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on January 23, 2010, 02:06:48 PM
your as bad as that commentator, there is no such place as Derry either !
Thought i would get that in there before my mates from Antrim and Tyrone strike !
and yes i do have mates (not many though) ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on January 23, 2010, 03:59:18 PM
Is that not a Sid Wadell quote from a darts match?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on January 23, 2010, 08:01:06 PM
As an older poster here I was sadden to read this item on the BBC website.

British film actress Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and sang with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls, has died aged 80.

She was stunningly beautiful in the Origional Spartacus and she also appeared in the Thornbirds.

Many she Rest In Peace.


RIP indeed...You'd wonder how she found time to sing in thon band :P
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on January 28, 2010, 01:29:36 PM

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Former South Africa flanker Ruben Kruger has died from brain cancer at the age of 39.
Kruger was a key member of the side that won the World Cup on home soil in 1995, scoring a try in the semi-final against France in Durban.
He was named his country's player of the year that season.
"Ruben was the epitome of the Springbok flanker; tough and with an outstanding work ethic," saidSouth African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins.
"When Ruben was on the field you always knew that the Springboks would not be beaten without a tremendous battle.
"Our prayers have been with him through his battles against illness and it is very sad to hear of his early passing.
"Our thoughts are with his young family and we extend to them our sincerest condolences."
The ex-Cheetahs and Bulls forward, who passed away in a Pretoria hospital late on Wednesday, earned 36 Springbok caps after making his debut in 1993 against Argentina in Buenos Aires.
He played in the 1995 World Cup final against New Zealand - a game immortalised by Nelson Mandela's appearance in a Springbok jersey.
Kruger picked up a serious leg injury against the All Blacks in 1997 and only returned to the Springbok squad for the 1999 World Cup, which would be his swansong because of knee injuries.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BallyhaiseMan on January 28, 2010, 02:19:16 PM
39 years old,far too young to die RIP
will they ever find a cure to that horrible disease.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on January 28, 2010, 02:22:07 PM
Mick Higgins aged 87.

Thanks for everything Mick.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/northern_ireland/8485296.stm

Cavan GAA legend Mick Higgins dies at the age of 87 
 
Mick Higgins won three All-Ireland senior football medals
Cavan's 1952 All Ireland winning captain Mick Higgins has died at the age of 87.

The Cavan great won three All Ireland medals, including one from the famous Polo Grounds final in 1947 when the Breffni Blues beat Kerry in New York.

Higgins, whose other All-Ireland win came in 1948, was the last surviving member of the Cavan side of 1947.

He was born in New York and returned to his mother's home town of Kilnaleck in county Cavan at five years of age.

Higgins played in his first Ulster Championship match against Monaghan in 1943 and he clinched his first senior provincial medal in the same year.

Four years later, the Cavan team flew to New York via the Azores for the historic battle for Sam Maguire against the Kingdom.

The game was played in New York to honour the memory of the Irish abroad on the centenary of the height of the Irish famine.

The Cavan team travelled by air and while the trip took 30 hours, it was a lot shorter duration than the Kerry squad's journey to the US by Ocean Liner.

"There was no huge send-off for us in Cavan, but both teams got a good reception in New York when we arrived," recalled Higgins in an interview last year.

"I remember the team stayed in the Commodore Hotel, but I stayed with my relatives."

Around 30,000 spectators watched the game and Higgins recalled the "oppressive heat" at the Polo Grounds.

Higgins and his teammates returned home to a heroes' welcome after a voyage aboard the Queen Mary.

"It was only after we arrived in Southampton that we realised the joy of it all," recalled Higgins.

"Large numbers of Cavan people turned up to see us in London and Birmingham. We were treated like kings in Cavan."

After retaining the title in 1948 by defeating Mayo, Cavan aimed for a three-in-a-row a year later but they were beaten by Meath in the decider.

However, Cavan, skippered by Higgins, got revenge over their neighbours three years later in the All-Ireland decider.

Cavan haven't appeared in an All-Ireland senior final since 1952.

He continued his involvement in the GAA after his playing days and his other great sporting passion was greyhound racing, where he became a successful trainer.


 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on January 28, 2010, 06:31:05 PM
JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on January 28, 2010, 06:55:58 PM
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on January 28, 2010, 07:26:21 PM
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.

Who will say it first?  ::)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 28, 2010, 07:27:33 PM
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.

Who will say it first?  ::)

Who won?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on January 28, 2010, 07:31:54 PM
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.

What did he challenge the Quo to?  headbanging competition?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on January 28, 2010, 07:32:12 PM
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.

Who will say it first?  ::)


Who won?

Great!! i had you backed at evens Muppet  8)   hard luck Gaffer...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on January 28, 2010, 08:22:22 PM
My bet was on 5 Sams, he's very clever, you know.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 28, 2010, 08:31:54 PM
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.

Who will say it first?  ::)
Did he Roll Over Lay Down and now he's going Down Down?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on January 28, 2010, 09:01:08 PM
JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye

Great book.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Homer on January 28, 2010, 09:36:42 PM
JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye

Great book.  RIP.

Agreed RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on January 28, 2010, 11:24:51 PM
JD Salinger RIP

The Catcher in the Rye changed my life.

(not really, but did that make me sound cool?)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 28, 2010, 11:26:04 PM
JD Salinger RIP

The Catcher in the Rye changed my life.

(not really, but did that make me sound cool?)

No.  :D

RIP JD Salinger.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 28, 2010, 11:29:48 PM
JD Salinger RIP

The Catcher in the Rye changed my life.

(not really, but did that make me sound cool?)

Yes, yes it did. Really.

Especially if cool means sad up North.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hurler on the Bitch on January 28, 2010, 11:30:04 PM
JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye

Great book.  RIP.

Don't want to be a spoilsport, but I do feel that the catcher in the rye was a most overrated book! Holden Caulfiled? What a boring life and if it wasn't for that eejit Chapman who shot J Lennon then the book would have died a death a very long time ago. I feel.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 02, 2010, 05:23:51 PM
Dessie Slater well known GAA club referee died suddenly this morning. Age 63. Dungannon Clarkes man and referred three in  a row senior county finals 1991, '92 and '93.  RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: tyrone86 on February 02, 2010, 05:26:54 PM
Heard that alright fox. Dessie was a sound fella and a damn good referee

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Rosie McCann on February 03, 2010, 08:16:40 PM
Noticed this one on the BBC News website, full obituary on the FAIR website itself.
"Mrs Margaret ‘Peggie’ Frazer - Today the FAIR Group would like to mark the passing of one of our founder members and dearest friends Mrs Margaret ‘Peggie’ Frazer. Mother of our Director William Frazer, she was the embodiment of a true Ulster-woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Frazer and Bell families, and we trust that they are comforted in the knowledge that we continue the work she believed so passionately in".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Kerry Mike on February 03, 2010, 08:37:43 PM
Mrs Maura Spillane mother of former Kerry footballers, Pat, Mick and Tommy passed away today.

She was a sister of the famous Lynes brothers from Killarney who also won Senior All Irelands medals with Kerry.

A lovely woman who had time for everyone who called into the family pub in Templenoe over the years. Her husband died when Pat was just eight years-old, leaving the mother to take over the running of the family pub while simultaneously raising a family of four children. May she RIP.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 03, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
That's sad KM. She was a great woman by all accounts, and to raise the bould Pat she must have had a lot of patience. It's obvious from his autobiography what he thought of his mother.

RIP.
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Post by: ziggysego on February 03, 2010, 09:54:40 PM
RIP Maura Spillane.
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Post by: Gaffer on February 03, 2010, 11:44:43 PM
RIP Mrs Splilane
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Post by: Silky on February 04, 2010, 09:15:00 PM
Tomás Mac Giolla former TD and leader of the Workers Party died today. Tipp man.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 05, 2010, 09:37:09 PM
Apollo Creed.
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Post by: hardstation on February 05, 2010, 09:39:04 PM
Apollo Creed.
Bravo.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 05, 2010, 09:39:23 PM
Apollo Creed.

No way. Feck, we're getting old lads.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 05, 2010, 09:43:59 PM
Apollo Creed.
Bravo.

It was only a f**king exhibition fight too. Barbaric sport.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 05, 2010, 09:46:49 PM
Did he die, or are ye watching one of the Rocky movies? The one with Tommy Walsh in it?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 05, 2010, 09:47:34 PM
Did he die, or are ye watching one of the Rocky movies? The one with Tommy Walsh in it?

The latter.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 05, 2010, 09:48:40 PM
Feckers. This was a serious thread :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on February 05, 2010, 10:31:15 PM
Rogie would bate the pick of them.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 05, 2010, 10:49:44 PM
Rogie would bate the pick of them.
The big goon couldn't bate Sexton in the first fight when he presented his chin on a silver platter for him. What chance would he have against Ivan Drago or The Italian Stallion?!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 10, 2010, 10:35:51 AM
Capain Phil Harris from Deadliest Catch.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Silky on February 10, 2010, 11:57:22 AM
Sad. I would follow that programme. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 10, 2010, 01:36:47 PM
Capain Phil Harris from Deadliest Catch.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/02/deadliest-catch-captain-phil-harris-dies-at-age-53/1

He lived on Red Bull, coffee and cigarettes during the fishing season.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on February 11, 2010, 01:37:30 AM
Former US Congressman Charlie Wilson, he of Charlie Wilsons war.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on February 11, 2010, 03:32:04 PM
Alexander McQueen fashion designer - probable suicide today according to reports
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on February 12, 2010, 11:46:29 AM
Frisbee inventor Morrison, 90, dies

Friday February 12 2010

Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died aged 90.

Utah House Representative Kay McIff, an attorney who represented Mr Morrison in a royalties case, said he died at his home in Monroe, Utah, on Tuesday.

Mr McIff is from Richfield, Morrison's original home town.

"That simple little toy has permeated every continent in every country, as many homes have Frisbees as any other device ever invented," Mr McIff said. "How would you get through your youth without learning to throw a Frisbee?"

Mr Morrison's son, Walt, said "old age caught up" with his father and that he also had cancer.

"He was a nice guy. He helped a lot of people," Walt Morrison said. "He was an entrepreneur. He was always looking for something to do."

Mr Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his Pluto Platter in 1957.

The plastic flying disc was later renamed the Frisbee, with sales surpassing 200 million discs. It is now a staple at beaches across the world and spawned sports such as Frisbee golf and the team sport Ultimate.

An official disc golf course at Creekside Park in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay is named after Mr Morrison.
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Post by: ziggysego on February 12, 2010, 12:15:08 PM
Frisbee inventor Morrison, 90, dies

Friday February 12 2010

Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died aged 90.

Utah House Representative Kay McIff, an attorney who represented Mr Morrison in a royalties case, said he died at his home in Monroe, Utah, on Tuesday.

Mr McIff is from Richfield, Morrison's original home town.

"That simple little toy has permeated every continent in every country, as many homes have Frisbees as any other device ever invented," Mr McIff said. "How would you get through your youth without learning to throw a Frisbee?"

Mr Morrison's son, Walt, said "old age caught up" with his father and that he also had cancer.

"He was a nice guy. He helped a lot of people," Walt Morrison said. "He was an entrepreneur. He was always looking for something to do."

Mr Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his Pluto Platter in 1957.

The plastic flying disc was later renamed the Frisbee, with sales surpassing 200 million discs. It is now a staple at beaches across the world and spawned sports such as Frisbee golf and the team sport Ultimate.

An official disc golf course at Creekside Park in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay is named after Mr Morrison.

He had such a bright future, but threw it away.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 12, 2010, 01:12:23 PM
Seems that model costume boy committed suicide because his Mother died. That's way out...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 12, 2010, 09:28:31 PM
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OMC frontman Pauly Fuemana, responsible for 1995 hit "How bizarre".Died aged 40 after a "short illness"

Buy the rights. Indeed.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on February 14, 2010, 03:40:12 PM
Dick Francis has died.  Author of many crime novels has died aged 89.

He could also ride a horse.

Obituary: Dick Francis 

 
Dick Francis: Successful jockey and author
If it had been a scene in one of his books, it would have been laughed off as too far-fetched.

Devon Loch, ridden by Dick Francis, is leading the 1956 Grand National when, having cleared the final fence, mysteriously bellyflops, thereby depriving its owner, the Queen Mother, of her first and, as it transpired, only National victory.

It was the most extraordinary event in racing history.

The reason for Devon Loch's collapse is still debated. Dick Francis believed the horse was probably overcome by the extraordinary noise of the crowd anticipating a royal win.

"His hind quarters just refused to act for a split second. He brought his forefeet up as if he was jumping. But he wasn't jumping. I was still far enough ahead to have won if I could have got him going but he more or less collapsed again. I just had to walk off in disgust."

Champion jockey

Before becoming a novelist who sold more than 60 million books translated into more than 20 languages, Dick Francis rode 300 winners as a National Hunt jockey.

He was born at Tenby in South Wales in 1920 where his father managed a hunting stable. He was a skilled rider while still in his teens.


 
Devon Loch's mysterious bellyflop 
He became a pilot during World War II, and then rode as an amateur jockey before turning professional in 1948. He was champion National Hunt jockey in 1953/4, but never won a Grand National.

He retired in 1957 and joined the Sunday Express as racing correspondent, a job he held for 16 years.

In the same year, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, which was well received. As a result, he was encouraged to try his hand at novels.

Novel success

His first, Dead Cert, was published in 1962, and he continued to publish one a year almost throughout his life.

Racing was a recurrent theme in them. All were written in the first person, in long hand and all carefully researched.

Forfeit, in 1968, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and Whip Hand in 1979 the Golden Dagger Award of the Crime Writers Association. A television series, The Racing Game, was based on his story Odds Against.


 
Receiving his CBE with wife Mary in 2000
Francis also wrote a biography of Lester Piggot and he gave a copy of each of his books to the Queen Mother with whom he kept in touch throughout her life.

In 1986, Dick Francis moved from his home in Berkshire to Florida. His wife suffered from asthma, and the climate suited her better.

Later, he moved to the Cayman Islands where he rarely missed his morning dip.

In October 1999, Dick Francis's publishers confirmed that his wife made a substantial contribution to the novels.

However the books emerged, they provided readers with plenty of intrigue, but no sex. They were once described as crime novels for gentlefolk.


 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on February 14, 2010, 06:57:45 PM
Dick Francis RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 16, 2010, 05:28:50 PM
Very tragic news story on RTE... 

Jockey Ronan Lawlor dies after fall


Jockey Ronan Lawlor lost his life in an accident at trainer Pat Fahy's yard on Tuesday morning.
Lawlor, who had spent much of his childhood at Fahy's stables in County Carlow, was thrown from a horse which had bolted during morning work and collided with a fence neat the gallops.
The 21-year-old had ridden in 16 races on the Flat and was apprenticed to David Wachman last season.
A distraught Fahy informed the Racing Post's official website of the grim details.
'The horse just took off the gallop with him,' said Fahy. 'When he tried to pull him back he was thrown into the post.

'I cannot quite believe it. It's devastating as he was like family to me, my son Connor and he were such good friends.'

Lawlor is survived by parents John and Helena, sister Aoife and brothers Gavin, Conor and Cathal.
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Post by: Sandino on February 23, 2010, 12:35:42 PM
The puppeteer and children's television broadcaster, Eugene Lambert, has died at his home in Dublin, at the age of 82.

Source RTE
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Post by: Capt Pat on February 23, 2010, 12:55:12 PM
Judge must be devestated by the news.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 28, 2010, 01:48:21 PM
Sad story this one. Suicide apparently... am old enough to remember Marie and Donny and Jimmy doing their thing way back...

Marie Osmond's teenage son dies  
 
The 18-year-old son of American singer Marie Osmond, has died, a spokesman for the family has said. Marie Osmond had eight children.
Ms Osmond, 50, said in a statement that her family was "devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss" of her son Michael Blosil.
News reports from the US suggested he committed suicide by jumping from an apartment building in Los Angeles.
Marie and her brother Donny hosted the popular TV variety programme the Donny & Marie Show in the late 1970s.
The Los Angeles coroner's office said the death was being investigated.
 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on March 01, 2010, 10:54:27 PM
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TV presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead in his home in what police have described as "unexplained circumstances".

Mr Digby, 32, was a presenter on several BBC shows, including Double Agents, Living in the Sun, House Swap and Buy It, Sell It, Bank It.

He also appeared on GMTV.

He was pronounced dead at the scene when ambulance services arrived at his flat in Newham, east London, this morning.

Police said they were called to the address by another person at the property.

A spokesman said: "Police were called to reports of a body of a man in his 30s found at an address in Richford Road, E15.

"Ambulance services attended and life was pronounced extinct. Next of kin were informed and we await formal identification.

"There will be a post-mortem at 12 noon at East Ham mortuary."

Newham CID are investigating the circumstances of the death.

A BBC statement said: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime. He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented for us and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."

Kristian's agent and friend Jo Wander said: "I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director. I will miss him hugely and my thoughts at this time are with his family and his many friends. He will be sorely missed."

Hundreds of people tweeted and wrote Facebook condolences after Sky broke the news of Mr Digby's death.

"Shocked by news of Kristian Digby's death. We shook hands last Monday at event in Worcester. He seemed lovely and was great keynote speaker," one tweet said.

"So sad to hear of his death, he's certainly gone too soon - seemed so nice I'll miss seeing him on my TV," wrote another.

"Daytime TV won't be the same," wrote a fan on Facebook.

As well as being a presenter, Mr Digby also directed films and television programmes.

He won a junior Bafta in 1997 for his short film Words Of Deception and directed programmes such as Home Front, Fantasy Rooms, She's Gotta Have It, Girls On Top and The Ozone.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on March 01, 2010, 10:57:43 PM
It would be sureal if someone put their own name on this and died a few hours later or better someone elses name who died suddenly soon after. Suicides and murders would be cheating tho and would have to be an unexpected death.   
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on March 01, 2010, 11:05:07 PM
If you put your own name on this thread, you die within the hour. That's why Jim Murphy 74 can't post on it.

/Jim
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 01, 2010, 11:06:27 PM
Any shred of integrity that Tyrone's Own & Stew might have had.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on March 01, 2010, 11:18:41 PM
I know a woman who recieved a letter from a dead woman as she died hours after posting it. Must have been a bit freaky. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 01, 2010, 11:25:15 PM
I know a woman who recieved a letter from a dead woman as she died hours after posting it. Must have been a bit freaky.

Apparently the iphone 5Gs will have afterlife email capability. Could be interesting in, for example, murder cases.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on March 01, 2010, 11:27:18 PM
I know a woman who recieved a letter from a dead woman as she died hours after posting it. Must have been a bit freaky.

Apparently the iphone 5Gs will have afterlife email capability. Could be interesting in, for example, murder cases.

That's it!! I'm an old man... I've no idea wat the f** a iphone 5G is   :'(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 01, 2010, 11:40:00 PM
I know a woman who recieved a letter from a dead woman as she died hours after posting it. Must have been a bit freaky.

Apparently the iphone 5Gs will have afterlife email capability. Could be interesting in, for example, murder cases.

That's it!! I'm an old man... I've no idea wat the f** a iphone 5G is   :'(

I've seen your phone. I'm not a bit surprised you don't know what an iPhone 5G is.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Jen Cui on March 02, 2010, 02:04:10 AM
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Poor oul Frank died...  :(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 02, 2010, 02:39:31 AM
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Poor oul Frank died...  :(

How will you cope?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tyrones own on March 02, 2010, 04:05:33 AM
Any shred of integrity that Tyrone's Own & Stew might have had.

Seriously hi, if any of ye know where Muppets Mum lives, run over there quick FFS and check on him
..he's gone delirious on us here :o
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 02, 2010, 12:17:56 PM
Any shred of integrity that Tyrone's Own & Stew might have had.

Seriously hi, if any of ye know where Muppets Mum lives, run over there quick FFS and check on him
..he's gone delirious on us here :o

If you insist on smearing me then at least have the balls to publish what you accuse me of writing. Except of course it isn't real is it?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2010, 12:48:27 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, the mainstay bassist of Hall & Oates' band for nearly 30 years, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 58.

The band's manager, Jonathan Wolfson, says Wolk died Sunday in Pawling, N.Y., where he had been recording a solo album with Daryl Hall.

Wolk joined Hall & Oates in 1981. He was also a member of the "Saturday Night Live" house band in 1986-92 and performed with numerous other musicians, including Carly Simon, Billy Joel and Avril Lavigne.

Wolfson says Wolk was preparing to appear Monday with Hall & Oates on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."


Search: T-Bone Wolk
View results for: T-Bone Wolk Hall & Oates On his Web site, Wolk described himself as "that guy with the hat" who people had seen performing with Hall & Oates since 1981. In later years he also became the band's music director.

"Daryl used to refer to him as the ampersand in Hall & Oates," said Wolfson, adding both members of the duo were crushed by the loss.

"It's not if I will go on, but how," Hall said in a statement. "T-Bone was one of the most sensitive and good human beings that I have ever known."

Oates called him "peerless."

"Any instrument that he touched resonated with a sensitivity and skill level that I have never experienced while playing with any other musician," Oates said. "He possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of styles and musical history which he referenced to support all the artists that he played with over the years.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2010, 02:43:03 PM
Former British MP, Winston Churchill died today.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on March 02, 2010, 03:03:00 PM
Former British MP, Winston Churchill died today.

WhatyoutalkingaboutZig?  ???
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2010, 03:09:33 PM
Former British MP, Winston Churchill died today.

WhatyoutalkingaboutZig?  ???

Winston Churchill died today - Tuesday 2nd March 2010.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on March 02, 2010, 03:19:26 PM
That's the grandson of the wartime PM fox. Same name. Sly one Ziggy :)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on March 02, 2010, 03:20:55 PM
Oh! Grandpaps died in 1965.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 02, 2010, 09:09:39 PM
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TV presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead in his home in what police have described as "unexplained circumstances".

Mr Digby, 32, was a presenter on several BBC shows, including Double Agents, Living in the Sun, House Swap and Buy It, Sell It, Bank It.

He also appeared on GMTV.

He was pronounced dead at the scene when ambulance services arrived at his flat in Newham, east London, this morning.

Police said they were called to the address by another person at the property.

A spokesman said: "Police were called to reports of a body of a man in his 30s found at an address in Richford Road, E15.

"Ambulance services attended and life was pronounced extinct. Next of kin were informed and we await formal identification.

"There will be a post-mortem at 12 noon at East Ham mortuary."

Newham CID are investigating the circumstances of the death.

A BBC statement said: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime. He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented for us and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."

Kristian's agent and friend Jo Wander said: "I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director. I will miss him hugely and my thoughts at this time are with his family and his many friends. He will be sorely missed."

Hundreds of people tweeted and wrote Facebook condolences after Sky broke the news of Mr Digby's death.

"Shocked by news of Kristian Digby's death. We shook hands last Monday at event in Worcester. He seemed lovely and was great keynote speaker," one tweet said.

"So sad to hear of his death, he's certainly gone too soon - seemed so nice I'll miss seeing him on my TV," wrote another.

"Daytime TV won't be the same," wrote a fan on Facebook.

As well as being a presenter, Mr Digby also directed films and television programmes.

He won a junior Bafta in 1997 for his short film Words Of Deception and directed programmes such as Home Front, Fantasy Rooms, She's Gotta Have It, Girls On Top and The Ozone.
What's the deal with this fellas death? Seen him plenty on various poxy
daytime programmes. Seemed an alright, if annoying, fella.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2010, 10:53:29 PM
He came across as a nice enough fella to me Tony. Unlike a few other dour ones on the telly at that time of the day.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 02, 2010, 11:08:17 PM
He came across as a nice enough fella to me Tony. Unlike a few other dour ones on the telly at that time of the day.
Died as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation allegedly. A strange practice strangling yourself whilst getting your oats.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2010, 11:09:48 PM
He came across as a nice enough fella to me Tony. Unlike a few other dour ones on the telly at that time of the day.
Died as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation allegedly. A strange practice strangling yourself whilst getting your oats.

Doesn't mean he wasn't a nice fella and deserved to meet his maker though.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: aontroim on March 02, 2010, 11:11:38 PM
What's the deal with this fellas death? Seen him plenty on various poxy
daytime programmes. Seemed an alright, if annoying, fella.

Have a read at this - another auto-erotic asphyxation death similar to David Carradine's death a while back.

http://news.aol.co.uk/tv-hosts-sex-game-death-probed/article/20100301194229154373257?icid=main|uk-hp|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.co.uk%2Ftv-hosts-sex-game-death-probed%2Farticle%2F20100301194229154373257
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 02, 2010, 11:31:42 PM
He came across as a nice enough fella to me Tony. Unlike a few other dour ones on the telly at that time of the day.
Died as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation allegedly. A strange practice strangling yourself whilst getting your oats.

Doesn't mean he wasn't a nice fella and deserved to meet his maker though.
Jesus that's harsh ziggy. What did he do on you?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2010, 11:36:07 PM
He came across as a nice enough fella to me Tony. Unlike a few other dour ones on the telly at that time of the day.
Died as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation allegedly. A strange practice strangling yourself whilst getting your oats.

Doesn't mean he wasn't a nice fella and deserved to meet his maker though.
Jesus that's harsh ziggy. What did he do on you?

Me? Huh?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 02, 2010, 11:38:40 PM
He came across as a nice enough fella to me Tony. Unlike a few other dour ones on the telly at that time of the day.
Died as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation allegedly. A strange practice strangling yourself whilst getting your oats.
You said although he seemed a nice fella he still deserved to meet his maker. Are you homoerotic?

Doesn't mean he wasn't a nice fella and deserved to meet his maker though.
Jesus that's harsh ziggy. What did he do on you?

Me? Huh?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on March 03, 2010, 12:53:11 PM
Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander, is he the black fella thta had a short stint at Cliftonvillein te late 80s/90's ?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: aontroim on March 03, 2010, 01:04:12 PM
Former UK Labour Leader Michael Foot

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8547228.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on March 03, 2010, 01:29:44 PM
He looked like Wursel Gummidge and seemed just as eccentric. I thought he died years ago.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on March 03, 2010, 09:53:18 PM
He looked like Wursel Gummidge and seemed just as eccentric. I thought he died years ago.

Just you be careful boy - http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100303/video/vod-murder-most-fowl-as-fox-comes-a-crop-f1a0497.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on March 03, 2010, 09:54:56 PM
He looked like Wursel Gummidge and seemed just as eccentric. I thought he died years ago.

Just you be careful boy - http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100303/video/vod-murder-most-fowl-as-fox-comes-a-crop-f1a0497.html
Heard this on the radio earlier and the first thing I thought of was longrunsthefox. That is sad as fcuk.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on March 03, 2010, 09:57:47 PM
RIP
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on March 10, 2010, 02:17:12 PM
Corey Haim of 80's and Lost Boys fame
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on March 10, 2010, 02:18:30 PM
Corey Haim aged 38
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on March 10, 2010, 02:18:56 PM
Fecking Minder is like the grim reaper around here.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 10, 2010, 03:10:02 PM
Corey Haim of 80's and Lost Boys fame

That answers the musical question from a few years back then. What ever happened Corey Haim?

Wasn't he in the Goonies as well?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: leenie on March 10, 2010, 03:14:20 PM
your thinking of Corey Feldman
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on March 10, 2010, 03:31:32 PM
i have won so many rows oer the years with wans thinking his name was corey fieldman....thats corey feldman im talkin about, not corey haim obv...

rip in peace corey (haim)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 10, 2010, 04:01:54 PM
your thinking of Corey Feldman

Ah. Both were in Lost Boys which confuses me.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on March 10, 2010, 04:34:04 PM
Afair in the Lost Boys


Corey Feldman= The vampire fixated kid
Corey Haim= The younger brother

Anyway sorry to hear about his death.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on March 10, 2010, 08:42:03 PM
The song was by The Thrills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E_l82UqcLQ

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Premier Emperor on March 11, 2010, 08:54:01 AM
Whatever happened The Thrills?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on March 11, 2010, 10:50:08 AM
Whatever happened The Thrills?

They only had one sound, what sounded fresh, new and different at first got boring very quickly
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on March 14, 2010, 12:27:42 PM
The death has occurred of former GAA president Pat Fanning, who served in office from 1970 to 1973.

The late Mr Fanning, who was in his nineties, hailed from Co Waterford.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 15, 2010, 09:14:08 AM
Peter Graves - star of the classic TV series Mission: Impossible and disaster spoof movie Airplane! - has died in the US city of Los Angeles. He was 83.

I guess he has gone to the great Turkish Prison in the sky. RIP Peter.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Yes I Would on March 15, 2010, 09:49:45 AM
Peter Graves - star of the classic TV series Mission: Impossible and disaster spoof movie Airplane! - has died in the US city of Los Angeles. He was 83.

I guess he has gone to the great Turkish Prison in the sky. RIP Peter.

Looks like its finally 'Oveur and Out' from Peter..  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 15, 2010, 09:42:11 PM
The world's shortest man, He Pingping, who was just 74.6cm (2ft 5in) tall, has died in Rome.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on March 15, 2010, 09:47:21 PM
I saw him on TV... wee small boy about thon height with the biggest man in the world. Now Zig, if you'd shown me how to post, we'd get to see Ping-Ping  :-\
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Post by: ziggysego on March 15, 2010, 09:51:57 PM
I saw him on TV... wee small boy about thon height with the biggest man in the world. Now Zig, if you'd shown me how to post, we'd get to see Ping-Ping  :-\

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Seen him in a couple of interviews in recent years. A chain smoker.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on March 15, 2010, 10:05:27 PM
I saw him on TV... wee small boy about thon height with the biggest man in the world. Now Zig, if you'd shown me how to post, we'd get to see Ping-Ping  :-\

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Seen him in a couple of interviews in recent years. A chain smoker.

Aye!! that's him! he wasn't much bigger than  a shoe  :o
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Post by: Never beat the deeler on March 16, 2010, 06:26:20 AM
John Mulhern dies aged 69

Businessman and race horse trainer John Mulhern has died.

The 69-year-old, who was married to Eimear Mulhern, daughter of the late Taoiseach Charles Haughey, passed away at the Mater Private hosptial in Dublin this morning.

The former head of the Findus food operation in Ireland also previously ran the Meadow Court stud in Kildare.

He had been named in the Anbacher investigation into bogus non-resident accounts and it was confirmed only last Friday that Mr. Mulhern had made a €1.4m settlement with the Revenue Commissioners.

Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/john-mulhern-dies-aged-69-450129.html#ixzz0iJn6CJdF
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Post by: ballela-angel on March 21, 2010, 02:42:28 PM
Just was told that Patsy O'Hagan died this morning - He was on the Down 1960 and 1961 AI teams and captain of Down in 1962 - Patsy played in every position in the red and black over the years except for goalkeepr - He hasn't been well for a while and made it to Dublin for the recent 1960 Down team return to Croke Park for an upcoming TV show, but wasn't well enough to actually go from the hotel to the pitch - RIP
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Post by: longrunsthefox on March 22, 2010, 02:17:16 PM
Know wat I mean 'arry


Harry Carpenter, the BBC's 'voice of boxing', dies age 84

Carpenter was the BBC's voice of boxing for almost half a century after joining the corporation in 1949, when he first began commentating on the sport.
Known for his double act with British boxing great Frank Bruno, Carpenter also presented Sportsnight, Grandstand and Sports Personality of the Year.
He retired in 1994 and died in his sleep at King's College Hospital in London in the early hours of Saturday.

Carpenter, who also wrote for the Greyhound Express and Daily Mail in the early years of his career, was on air for the "Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1974.
He labelled the end of the contest - underdog Ali won by knockout in the eighth round to reclaim the world heavyweight crown at the age of 32 - as "the most extraordinary few seconds that I have ever seen in a boxing ring".

Of Ali himself, Carpenter said: "He is not only the most remarkable sports personality I have ever met, he is the most remarkable man I have ever met."
Carpenter had the privilege of presenting Ali with the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century award in 1999.
A year later, Carpenter recalled: "It was a wonderfully poignant moment. I was very flattered and pleased that I was asked to do the tribute to him.
"It was such a shame to see the old boy tottering about, but we had a chat afterwards and he is still very, very sharp. He remembers all those old days."

In 1989, he received American Sportscasters' Association and International Sportscaster of the Year awards.
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Post by: Declan on March 22, 2010, 02:53:04 PM
good old 'Arry
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Post by: Declan on March 25, 2010, 08:25:34 AM

'I Spy' Actor Robert Culp Dies After Fall

12:19am UK, Thursday March 25, 2010

Damien Pearse, Sky News Online
American TV actor Robert Culp, best known as a secret agent in the 1960s hit "I Spy, has died after a fall.

Culp, 79, struck his head after falling during a walk in the grounds of his home in Los Angeles.

He was pronounced dead at Queen of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

A hospital spokeswoman said: "It appears that the individual had fallen down and struck his head.

"It's still a preliminary investigation and we're still waiting on the official cause of death."

She said there was no indication of foul play.

Culp, who was born in Oakland, California, earned his first major role on television in the late 1950s Western "Trackdown", playing a Texas Ranger named Toby Gilman.

His most famous role was as Kelly Robinson, a secret agent with a double life as a professional tennis player, in the popular series "I Spy."

Culp also wrote the scripts for seven episodes of the show, which ran from 1965 to 1968 and featured Bill Cosby.

In the 1980s, he returned to a starring role in prime-time US television as an FBI agent on "The Greatest American Hero".

He was also reunited briefly with Cosby on an episode of "The Cosby Show".

In later years, Culp became active in civic causes, joining in a lawsuit to stop construction of an elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo.
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Post by: Minder on April 02, 2010, 10:32:17 AM
Martin Elliott, photographer of the 1970's cheeky tennis poster, dies.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article7085328.ece

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The photographer who created one of the iconic images of the 1970s, a tennis player with her skirt hitched up, has died aged 63 without ever repeating the success of his most famous picture.

Martin Elliott was a photographic student when he persuaded his girlfriend at the time, 18-year-old Fiona Butler, to pose for the shot. Tennis Girl was bought by the Athena chain of poster shops and swiftly claimed its place on teenage boys’ bedroom walls around the world.

Mr Elliott retained the copyright of the image and made a fortune. But Ms Butler, who had had to borrow a tennis skirt, racket and tennis balls, did not make a penny, although she did go on to marry a millionaire.

For the photographer, the early breakthrough was as much a curse as a blessing. He always complained that he could not get commissions because clients assumed that as the creator of one of the world’s most famous images, his services would be too expensive.

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The picture was taken in 1976 and was first published in a calendar marking the 1977 Silver Jubilee. It was the year Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon ladies singles championship. The poster, derided by critics as a “schoolboy’s fantasy”, went on to sell two million copies through Athena and continued to sell even after the chain went bust in the 1990s.

Mr Elliott never revealed how much he earned from it but in 1978 Athena was selling copies for £2. Even in recent years he was offering signed copies for £300 through his own website. He died peacefully at his home in Perranwell Station near Truro, Cornwall, after a ten-year fight against cancer.

The photograph was taken on a university tennis court in Edgbaston, Birmingham, where Mr Elliott was studying photography. In a recent interview he said: “It was an afternoon in September at the end of the long hot summer. It was over very quickly. I only took one roll of film, which is pretty feeble for a photographer, and I just hoped I’d got the shot.” He worked in advertising before retiring 11 years ago. His widow, Noelle, said: “I am still getting royalties to this day. They are only a few pence but because it has sold all over the world we have done well out of it.”

Ms Butler, now 50, later married Ian Walker, a businessman, and the couple live with their children in Stourport, Worcestershire. Speaking in 2007, she said that, despite not being paid, she was proud of having one of the world’s most famous bottoms. It was years before her identity was revealed. “It became one of those pictures that everyone knows and everyone’s seen,” she said. “I like the fact that it’s got a bit of an air of mystery about it. I think that’s what helped with its longevity, because people kept wondering if it was anyone famous.

“My son’s headmaster once said to me that he used to have it on his wall at university. My children have never been upset about it. It’s really nothing that anyone could be offended by. It’s just a bit of fun.”





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Post by: Farrandeelin on April 02, 2010, 03:10:31 PM
Boys do ye remember in the beginning of this thread when it was all funny stories...
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Post by: Minder on April 02, 2010, 09:54:59 PM
 John Forsythe of Dynasty fame, "Blake Carrington", aged 92.

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Post by: Minder on April 04, 2010, 12:38:42 AM
Eugene Terrablanche murdered in South Africa

South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche has been killed on his farm in the country's north-west.
Mr Terreblanche, 69, was beaten to death after a dispute over unpaid wages, local media reports said. Two people are said to have been arrested.
Mr Terreblanche, who campaigned for a separate white homeland, came to prominence in the early 1980s.
He became the champion of a tiny minority determined to stop the process that was bringing apartheid to an end.
"Mr Terreblanche's body was found on the bed with facial and head injuries," AFP news agency quoted a police spokesman as saying.
The report said he had been killed after a payment dispute with two workers, who have since been charged with his murder.
"He was hacked to death while he was taking a nap," a family friend in the town of Ventersdorp was quoted as telling Reuters news agency.
Prison sentence
The murder comes amid growing anxiety about crime in South Africa and what opposition politicians say are irresponsible and racially inflammatory sentiments from a minority of the ruling ANC party, says the BBC's Karen Allen in Johannesburg.
Farming organisations in the Ventersdorp area have called for calm as they are worried that rising tensions may escalate out of control.
Our correspondent says it is too soon to say whether Saturday's killing was politically motivated.
However, a spokesman for Mr Terreblanche's Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement - AWB) linked the killing to the recent singing of an apartheid-era song by the head of the ruling ANC party's youth league.
"That's what this is all about," Andre Visagie told Reuters news agency. "They used pangas and pipes to murder him as he slept."
Mr Terreblanche was released from prison in 2004 after serving three years of a five-year term for attempted murder.
He had founded the white supremacist AWB in 1970, to oppose what he regarded as the liberal policies of the then-South African leader, John Vorster.
His party tried terrorist tactics and threatened civil war in the run-up to South Africa's first democratic elections.
In the 1980s, the government of PW Botha considered a constitutional plan allowing South Africa's Asian and coloured (mixed-race) minorities to vote for racially-segregated parliamentary chambers.
For the likes of Mr Terreblanche, this was the start of the slippery slope towards democracy, communism, black rule and the destruction of the Afrikaner nation, analysts say.
Claiming on occasion to be a cultural organisation - albeit one with sidearms and paramilitary uniforms - Mr Terreblanche and his men promised to fight for the survival of the white tribe of Africa.
Mr Terreblance continued to campaign to preserve the apartheid system until the early 1990s but had lived in relative obscurity since it collapsed.
The AWB was revived two years ago and there had been recent efforts to form a united front among white far-right groups.


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Post by: The Real Laoislad on April 04, 2010, 12:42:28 AM
Your a great man for the deaths Minder.... Thanks
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Post by: Minder on April 04, 2010, 12:44:10 AM
Your a great man for the deaths Minder.... Thanks

Not a bother. As long as I am not posting yours you will be grand !
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Post by: hardstation on April 04, 2010, 12:50:22 AM
Someone called him the grim reaper before.
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Post by: stephenite on April 07, 2010, 03:31:54 AM
DEREK CROZIER, better known to Irish Times crossword fans as Crosaire, has died in Zimbabwe, aged 92. He began compiling crosswords for the paper in 1943.

Mr Crozier, who lived in Harare, Zimbabwe, died on Saturday. “He became ill on Good Friday morning while compiling a crossword, and died in office, you could say,” Mr Crozier’s son Brian, said last night.

Derek Crozier started his career as a clerk of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin and moved to southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, in 1948.

Former crossword editor with The Irish Times , Lorna Kernan, paid tribute to Crozier, who she described as “a real gentleman”.

“He did up all his crosswords on a manual typewriter. Because of problems in Zimbabwe, he would give the crosswords to anyone he could pawn them off to who was travelling to the UK or other parts of Europe, who would then post them on to me,” Ms Kernan said.

“He never solved a crossword in his life but he was a genius and a dab hand at compiling crosswords,” she added. The first Crosaire came about after Mr Crozier told Irish Times journalist Jack White in the Pearl Bar on Fleet Street in 1942 that it was “a sort of hobby” of his to make up crosswords. The name Crosaire was inspired by the then common road signs bearing the Irish cros aire – crossroads – as well as being a play on his name.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on April 07, 2010, 10:34:12 AM
A red indian returned to his father in pain....   6 letters    ::)
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Post by: Orior on April 07, 2010, 11:06:46 AM
A red indian returned to his father in pain....   6 letters    ::)

Dunno
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Post by: muppet on April 07, 2010, 11:36:44 AM
Apache
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Post by: longrunsthefox on April 07, 2010, 12:17:49 PM
Well done Muppet... top of the class!
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Post by: Hoof Hearted on April 07, 2010, 12:29:03 PM
he aint soft is our muppet..........especially for his age !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 07, 2010, 12:50:39 PM
This poster is a silent one upset about the priest. 6 letters.
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Post by: Minder on April 07, 2010, 12:56:12 PM
This poster is a silent one upset about the priest. 6 letters.

Iceman?
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Post by: Square Ball on April 07, 2010, 01:00:13 PM
hijklmno

5 letters
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 07, 2010, 01:03:34 PM
hijklmno

5 letters

Water
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 07, 2010, 01:03:56 PM
This poster is a silent one upset about the priest. 6 letters.

Iceman?

No
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on April 07, 2010, 01:08:44 PM
Postman loses his mail bag...        (someone humour me  :'()
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Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on April 07, 2010, 01:25:08 PM
Postman loses his mail bag...        (someone humour me  :'()

Happy to oblige...how many letters?
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Post by: Orior on April 07, 2010, 01:44:19 PM
This poster is a silent one upset about the priest. 6 letters.

Maddog

Mad = upset
priest = dog collar
s
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 07, 2010, 01:47:14 PM
Insurance for a house bird's film.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 07, 2010, 01:49:53 PM
This poster is a silent one upset about the priest. 6 letters.

Maddog

Mad = upset
priest = dog collar
s

It's good, but it's not the one!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on April 07, 2010, 02:05:02 PM
Postman loses his mail bag...        (someone humour me  :'()

Happy to oblige...how many letters?

About 150  :P    (thanks)
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Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on April 07, 2010, 02:08:26 PM
Postman loses his mail bag...        (someone humour me  :'()

Happy to oblige...how many letters?

About 150  :P    (thanks)

Good one...I thought the answer was none!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on April 07, 2010, 02:44:00 PM
This poster is a silent one upset about the priest. 6 letters.

Maddog

Mad = upset
priest = dog collar
s

It's good, but it's not the one!

Should that not be..  'it's good but it's not right.'
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 07, 2010, 03:28:38 PM
I think there are a few versions. (OK, I Googled it).
You can't win if you don't buzz in!

Come on - it's not that hard. How many 6-lettered posters have we?
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Post by: hardstation on April 07, 2010, 03:30:25 PM
Muppet.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 07, 2010, 03:31:53 PM
Wahey!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on April 07, 2010, 04:33:42 PM
Insurance for a house bird's film.

AQMP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: small white mayoman on April 07, 2010, 04:39:53 PM
Insurance for a house bird's film.

AQMP

ihyspct muppet
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 07, 2010, 04:45:03 PM
Insurance for a house bird's film.

AQMP

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Post by: muppet on April 07, 2010, 04:48:57 PM
Insurance for a house bird's film.

AQMP

ihyspct muppet

Mayo 1-15 to 0-13 Tyrone

Trevor to score the goal and lift Sam. Book the week after off.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: small white mayoman on April 07, 2010, 04:58:41 PM
Insurance for a house bird's film.

AQMP

ihyspct muppet

Mayo 1-15 to 0-13 Tyrone

Trevor to score the goal and lift Sam. Book the week after off.

just booked it thanks for giving us the heads up
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Post by: Minder on April 08, 2010, 07:49:37 PM
Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of punk group the Sex Pistols, has died in New York, aged 64, his agent has said.
McLaren, the ex-partner of designer Vivienne Westwood, was believed to have been diagnosed with cancer a while ago.
He set up a clothes shop and label with Westwood on London's King's Road in the 1970s and was later a businessman and performer in his own right.
The couple had a son, Joseph Corre, the co-founder of lingerie shop Agent Provocateur.
His agent told the BBC McLaren passed away on Thursday morning.
Spokesman Les Malloy said he expected McLaren's body to be returned to the UK.
McLaren also managed a number of other bands, including the New York Dolls and Bow Wow Wow before producing his own records including the much-sampled track Double Dutch from the 1983 album Duck Rock.
He continued to be involved in the culture and arts scene up until his death.
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Post by: The Real Laoislad on April 08, 2010, 07:59:44 PM
Minder do you have a death alert app on your iPhone?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on April 08, 2010, 08:01:34 PM
Minder do you have a death alert app on your iPhone?

Now that would be deadly.
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on April 08, 2010, 09:20:24 PM
McLaren was the greatest spoofer of the greatest spoof band ever.

Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon had solid Irish connections and was well in with the Lizzys and Horslips lads of the time even though they moved in different circles.

Off stage Rotten was John Lydon, a lad who like a few pints and a bit of craic.

Cameras on he was Johnny Rotten, you ma's worst nightmare and fcuk the Queen.

Shamrock Shore has thumbs up
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Post by: Denn Forever on April 08, 2010, 09:22:14 PM
Never mind the bollix.

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Post by: nrico2006 on April 19, 2010, 01:32:44 PM
Ex World Champ Edwin Valero (27 KOs from 27 fights) committed suicide in his jail cell on Monday just hours after he was arrested in his wife's killing, police said.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on April 21, 2010, 01:44:45 PM
Minder just texted me to say could I post up that former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch as died.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on April 21, 2010, 03:33:57 PM
Minder just texted me to say could I post up that former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch as died.

Was in a meeting this afternoon Doogie, just saw that. Thanks for deputising.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 21, 2010, 05:25:10 PM
Minder just texted me to say could I post up that former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch as died.
:D :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on April 29, 2010, 02:02:40 PM
Guru from Gang Starr

Keith Elam (July 17, 1961[1] – April 19, 2010),[2][3] better known by his stage name Guru, was an American emcee and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.[4] The name Guru is a backronym that stands for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and the less-often used God is Universal; he is the Ruler Universal, which are both references to the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths.
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on April 29, 2010, 04:12:17 PM
Minder just texted me to say could I post up that former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch as died.

Now that's witty.  ;D
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Post by: ziggysego on May 10, 2010, 10:01:27 AM
According to the smoke signals coming from Minder's direction, US singer Lena Horne dies aged 92.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on May 16, 2010, 10:32:29 PM
American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67.
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Post by: thejuice on May 16, 2010, 10:35:32 PM
American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67.


An absolute legend and a gentleman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV8x2HKTRdM
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Post by: ross4life on May 16, 2010, 11:21:59 PM
Indeed a rock Legend.. his music will live on RIP DIO
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Post by: Tony Baloney on May 16, 2010, 11:33:59 PM
American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67.
Has Minder been informed?
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Post by: ross4life on May 16, 2010, 11:36:53 PM
I think this was confirmed as FALSE?

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140115
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 16, 2010, 11:40:04 PM
American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67.
Has Minder been informed?

Had a busy day. I held all calls.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: thejuice on May 17, 2010, 12:31:25 AM
It was announced this morning, and then a report came out saying it was false. But his wife later confirmed it as true and its all over the news websites. Have been giving the albums a spin tonight.

Rainbow Rising is a classic.
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Post by: ziggysego on May 17, 2010, 12:35:00 AM
I think this was confirmed as FALSE?

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140115

His wife then confirmed he did die.
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Post by: hardstation on May 17, 2010, 12:36:19 AM
I think this was confirmed as FALSE?

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140115

His wife then confirmed he did died.
Did died.
 :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on May 17, 2010, 12:37:03 AM
I think this was confirmed as FALSE?

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140115

His wife then confirmed he did died.
Did died.
 :D

f**k off  :D
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Post by: ross4life on May 17, 2010, 12:40:56 AM
It was announced this morning, and then a report came out saying it was false. But his wife later confirmed it as true and its all over the news websites. Have been giving the albums a spin tonight.

Rainbow Rising is a classic.

Fair enough so
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Post by: thejuice on May 17, 2010, 01:06:58 AM
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Post by: Minder on May 24, 2010, 10:39:56 AM
Recently deceased actress Brittany Murphys husband Simon Monjack dead.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 24, 2010, 10:41:09 AM
Recently deceased actress Brittany Murphys husband Simon Monjack dead.
Jees, was it suicide?  Poor b**tard.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: aontroim on May 24, 2010, 01:20:45 PM
LOST  ??? - RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on May 24, 2010, 04:06:20 PM
Ray Allen and Lord Charles have passed away acording to the BBC.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on May 24, 2010, 04:07:51 PM
Surely you mean DDC.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on May 24, 2010, 04:09:55 PM
He was always fond of a gottle of gear!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on May 25, 2010, 12:42:11 AM
BREAKING NEWS: Paul Gray, bassist for legendary US metal band Slipknot, is found dead in a hotel room.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on May 26, 2010, 03:20:31 PM
A South African opera star, Siphiwo Ntshebe, chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the opening of the World Cup has died aged 34 from meningitis, his record company says.
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Post by: ONeill on May 26, 2010, 09:22:38 PM
You'd be annoyed if yer name was on this list: http://www.deathlist.net/
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on May 26, 2010, 09:30:07 PM
 a lot of them have lived a fair age   :o
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Post by: give her dixie on May 28, 2010, 07:46:15 PM
Gary Coleman, Different Strokes actor dies today in Utah

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/28/gary-coleman-dead-diffren_n_593120.html?fbwall
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Post by: ross4life on May 28, 2010, 08:38:47 PM
Ahh Gary the wee man RIP!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on May 28, 2010, 08:42:15 PM
What you talkin about....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shortso79 on May 28, 2010, 10:11:57 PM
Gary was a legend

Loved that show

RIP


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Post by: give her dixie on May 29, 2010, 07:07:41 PM
Denis Hopper RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on May 29, 2010, 07:19:37 PM
Dennis Hopper was one of my favourite actor's... he'll be missed but will live on in his movies RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on May 30, 2010, 12:13:22 AM
Denis Hopper RIP


Cool dude...loved his movies...RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Down South on May 30, 2010, 02:01:48 PM
Amhrán na bhFiann, murdered in Ballybofey. 30/05/10.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Windmill abu on May 31, 2010, 12:22:35 AM
Quote
Amhrán na bhFiann, murdered in Ballybofey. 30/05/10

Why couldn't it have been "Irelands Call"
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 31, 2010, 12:26:13 AM
Hopefully it's dead forever.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on May 31, 2010, 02:39:42 PM
Denis Hopper RIP

Who will ever forget Frank in 'Blue Velvet'?  Fair play Denis, RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 02, 2010, 04:13:17 PM
Last of the Summer Wine
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on June 02, 2010, 04:14:06 PM
Last of the Summer Wine

It's the 2nd of June. You drank it already?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 02, 2010, 04:15:44 PM
Last of the Summer Wine

It's the 2nd of June. You drank it already?

See you..... see you..... what you lookin' at boy?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: red hander on June 02, 2010, 07:42:04 PM
Last of the Summer Wine

Ran since 1973, which is pretty amazing considering this 'comedy' never produced one laugh in all that time ... three pensioners riding in a bath tub down a hill every week is not funny
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 02, 2010, 08:11:37 PM
I use to like last of the summer wine.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 02, 2010, 08:14:22 PM
The cat that ran under my wheel on the way home.....RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on June 02, 2010, 08:16:16 PM
The cat that ran under my wheel on the way home.....RIP

Did you reverse over it to make sure? Fecking hate cats >:(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 02, 2010, 09:37:26 PM
I use to like last of the summer wine.
No further questions...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 03, 2010, 04:45:30 PM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: johnneycool on June 03, 2010, 05:02:02 PM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76.

Was that the big Dikey one?

My Ma used to love that show.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 03, 2010, 05:03:57 PM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76.

Was that the big Dikey one?

My Ma used to love that show.

No the slutty one.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 03, 2010, 05:35:04 PM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76.

Was that the big Dikey one?

My Ma used to love that show.

No the slutty one.

Yeah. The big dikey was (as you put it) died a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on June 03, 2010, 06:08:14 PM
Username Stew
Gaaboard
2002-2010
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 03, 2010, 06:13:24 PM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76.

Was that the big Dikey one?

My Ma used to love that show.

No the slutty one.

Yeah. The big dikey was (as you put it) died a couple of years ago.

Well I would just like to thank her for being a friend.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on June 03, 2010, 06:18:52 PM
Username Stew
Gaaboard
2002-2010

What happened Stew?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 03, 2010, 06:20:48 PM
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76.

Was that the big Dikey one?

My Ma used to love that show.



No the slutty one.

Is that Blanche?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 03, 2010, 06:21:20 PM
Username Stew
Gaaboard
2002-2010

What happened Stew?

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=11101.8385
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on June 03, 2010, 06:41:02 PM
He has been sent a seriously threatening email from someone on the board over that spat.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on June 03, 2010, 07:14:18 PM
To think we had left those days behind us.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on June 03, 2010, 07:21:02 PM
He has been sent a seriously threatening email from someone on the board over that spat.

Groan.......

Any chance these lads would ever publish these malicious emails/PMs?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 03, 2010, 07:23:39 PM
Does Stew not live 3000+ miles away? Did they threaten to get on a plane and hunt him down in Wisconsin?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 03, 2010, 08:10:40 PM
Bingobus says it wasn't him  I wonder who it was, I know I've my theory.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on June 03, 2010, 10:04:01 PM
... over a soccer Premiership team  ::)  Could kind of understand if it was something important like church abuse or politics here ... People need to take wise up pills
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on June 03, 2010, 10:13:06 PM
... over a soccer Premiership team  ::)  Could kind of understand if it was something important like church abuse or politics here ... People need to take wise up pills

Is that what Head Shops sell?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on June 03, 2010, 10:50:31 PM
... over a soccer Premiership team  ::)  Could kind of understand if it was something important like church abuse or politics here ... People need to take wise up pills

Is that what Head Shops sell?

It is a kind of a figure of speech like... catch yerself on Muppet  ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Never beat the deeler on June 04, 2010, 01:19:18 AM
Was it not Bingobus that deleted his a/c, not stew? I think youre getting confused cos Stew quoted Bingobus's post but fecked it up by not putting it in the purple box thingy....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Niall Quinn on June 04, 2010, 02:59:09 AM
Yeah but stew got an emailed notice of death.
I've deleted my account 8 times and not one of you b**tards have said a word.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 04, 2010, 11:14:46 AM
Yeah but stew got an emailed notice of death.
I've deleted my account 8 times and not one of you b**tards have said a word.

Who are you?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on June 04, 2010, 02:05:05 PM
Yeah but stew got an emailed notice of death.
I've deleted my account 8 times and not one of you b**tards have said a word.

Welcome to reality... no-one gives a flying f** about each other here. It ain't the real world of friendship and as long as you know that you'll be okay. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 07, 2010, 11:04:15 AM
Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has died at the age of 40.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: blewuporstuffed on June 07, 2010, 11:46:01 AM
Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has died at the age of 40.
was just about to post that.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/7808064/Stuart-Cable-former-drummer-with-the-Stereophonics-drummer-dies.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/7808064/Stuart-Cable-former-drummer-with-the-Stereophonics-drummer-dies.html)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on June 07, 2010, 12:23:45 PM
Chris Haney co-founder of Trivial Pursuit (remember that?) died last week aged 59
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on June 07, 2010, 04:18:55 PM
Gaelic football in Armagh died yesterday aged 12. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 07, 2010, 06:06:42 PM
Gaelic football in Armagh died yesterday aged 12. RIP

Was there no before 2002?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 07, 2010, 06:09:46 PM
Gaelic football in Armagh died yesterday aged 12. RIP

Was there no before 2002?
Use a calculator. It all started in 98
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 07, 2010, 06:30:17 PM
Gaelic football in Armagh died yesterday aged 12. RIP

Was there no before 2002?
Use a calculator. It all started in 98

D'oh! I'm knackered.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 09, 2010, 12:55:41 PM
Gizmo the dog :(

Anyone from the Omagh area should know who Gizmo is.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on June 09, 2010, 01:27:51 PM
Gizmo the dog :(

Anyone from the Omagh area should know who Gizmo is.

No way? When did you hear this?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 09, 2010, 01:43:43 PM
Gizmo the dog :(

Anyone from the Omagh area should know who Gizmo is.

No way? When did you hear this?

Twitter. That journalist that was tweeting about the elections from Omagh, that proved very popular on this board.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on June 09, 2010, 02:12:38 PM
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Post by: muppet on June 09, 2010, 04:50:32 PM
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Mickey Harte casts an eye over his new blanket formation.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 09, 2010, 04:51:43 PM
Rubbish, Muppet. They're all standing up.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 09, 2010, 04:55:25 PM
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Mickey Harte casts an eye over his new blanket formation.

Mickey Harte doesn't take the Ladies team...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: WeeDonns on June 09, 2010, 05:01:21 PM
Gizmo,
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on June 18, 2010, 09:45:16 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8746884.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8746884.stm)

Andy Ripley - One of the good ones
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 18, 2010, 09:49:50 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8746884.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8746884.stm)

Andy Ripley - One of the good ones

Yes - one of the men who turned up in '73, I'm fairly sure.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on June 18, 2010, 09:58:14 AM
He was indeed Hardy - Here's his quote from the day:
Andy Ripley, the England No 8, was moved by the Irish welcome. “Ireland was just brilliant, and Dublin is a place that steals people’s hearts, and quite rightly. We got a really big cheer, and then for the next 80 minutes the Irish kicked **** out of us.”
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 18, 2010, 10:15:49 AM
I was there that day. An unforgettable occasion.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on June 18, 2010, 11:03:43 AM
Don't doubt for a minute you were there Hardy.

Have my doubts though about the other 200,000 odd who claim to have been there. The "GPO in 1916"/ "Thomond Park 1978" of a certain generation.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 18, 2010, 11:36:15 AM
The standing ovation for England as they ran out has reached about five minutes duration in my memory by this stage. I'd like to see it again. I'm sure it was approaching a minute anyway.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: DrinkingHarp on June 20, 2010, 04:32:55 AM
Manute Bol  47

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100619/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_obit_bol_8
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: longrunsthefox on June 20, 2010, 10:16:18 AM
no doubt Gizmo has been re-united with his busking master...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 21, 2010, 05:30:44 PM
Frank Sidebottom - freaked the crap put of me when I was a young 'un

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1257872_frank_sidebottom_dies_after_collapsing_at_home
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 21, 2010, 11:57:30 PM
Frank Sidebottom - freaked the crap put of me when I was a young 'un

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1257872_frank_sidebottom_dies_after_collapsing_at_home

Same here Gab, didn't know what the fcuk he was.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on July 10, 2010, 03:16:12 PM
Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus d. 10/07/2010
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on July 10, 2010, 07:15:08 PM
Right wing head case. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on August 10, 2010, 08:06:19 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8902712.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8902712.stm)

Antonio Pettigrew aged 42.

USA 400m World Champion who admitted doping and was stripped of his 400m relay Olympic Gold.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on August 11, 2010, 12:29:41 PM
Jimmy Reid, saviour of Clyde shipyards, dies aged 78

'Commanding figure of great humanity' led work-in that forced Tory government to keep Upper Clyde Shipbuilders open

BBC website.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on August 31, 2010, 02:02:49 PM
Laurent Fignon the former Tour De France winner has died aged 50.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: maddog on August 31, 2010, 02:07:56 PM
Laurent Fignon the former Tour De France winner has died aged 50.

Thats sad news. Unfortunately Laurent will be remembered more for the Tour he threw away in 89 rather than the 2 he won. A great talent.
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on August 31, 2010, 02:29:51 PM
Laurent Fignon dead is shocking. They say it was cancer but you would wonder.  Can we expect Kelly and Roche to make it to 80?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on September 08, 2010, 07:33:40 PM
David Camerons oul fella.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 08, 2010, 08:01:57 PM
Laurent Fignon dead is shocking. They say it was cancer but you would wonder.  Can we expect Kelly and Roche to make it to 80?
See one of the Laudrups has cancer too. He is expected to beat seeing Minder for a good few years yet.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 08, 2010, 08:38:58 PM
Glenn Shadix, Otho from Beetlejuice. Fell out of his wheelchair and banged his head.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on September 08, 2010, 09:12:01 PM
Glenn Shadix, Otho from Beetlejuice. Fell out of his wheelchair and banged his head.

 ??? Who? Is this a joke?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 08, 2010, 09:14:23 PM
Glenn Shadix, Otho from Beetlejuice. Fell out of his wheelchair and banged his head.

 ??? Who? Is this a joke?

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Joke?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on September 08, 2010, 09:15:35 PM
Glenn Shadix, Otho from Beetlejuice. Fell out of his wheelchair and banged his head.

 ??? Who? Is this a joke?

Certainly not !!!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39049890/ns/today-entertainment/

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bacon on September 08, 2010, 09:18:12 PM
Oh sorry. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on September 10, 2010, 01:34:35 PM
Roy Keanes dog, Triggs
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on September 10, 2010, 01:36:54 PM
RIP Triggs

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 :'(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 10, 2010, 01:38:45 PM
Roy will miss him.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 10, 2010, 03:51:44 PM
Roy Keanes dog, Triggs

Back to being a Billy no mates again for Roy
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: MCMLX on September 10, 2010, 04:32:11 PM
I`d say Triggs had enough, he probably put the rope up.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: FL/MAYO on September 14, 2010, 05:36:54 PM
http://hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=135533

Legendary St. Jarlath's coach passes away
14 September 2010

One of the most successful coaches in the Hogan Cup's 57-year history has died.

Tributes have been pouring in for Fr Oliver Hughes, who was synonymous with the second level competition's most successful team - St. Jarlath's College, Tuam - who passed away today. Fr Ollie was involved with St. Jarlath's teams for 30 years, during which time he coached some of the top footballers in Connacht, including Padraic Joyce and Michael Meehan.

The Galway nursery has won the Hogan Cup a record 12 times and Fr Ollie masterminded several of those successes, including the most recent in 2002 when Michael Meehan was captain.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: nrico2006 on September 15, 2010, 08:53:17 AM
I don't think Keanes dog died. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on September 15, 2010, 11:51:52 AM
I don't think Keanes dog died. 

You don't mean ... ?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on September 15, 2010, 12:20:23 PM
I don't think Keanes dog died.

I put an insertion in the Irish News. I wonder can I get a refund?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on September 26, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
Terry Newton - Rugby League player.
Not a lot of people on here might not have heard tell of him, but i watched a programme recently where former Ireland Rugby player Brian Carney interviewed him about his worldwide ban for taking drugs. i thought at the time he was clearly devastated. He was found hanged this morning !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on September 30, 2010, 11:37:06 AM
Tony Curtis american film star and painter has died aged 85.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on September 30, 2010, 11:44:06 AM
No, I am Spartacus.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on September 30, 2010, 04:57:58 PM
No, I am Spartacus.

Glad to meet you Sparty.

We need you to take a few lads down to Leinster House. How you fixed?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 30, 2010, 08:19:57 PM
Tony Curtis american film star and painter has died aged 85.
Did the small animal on his head die too?

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on September 30, 2010, 08:46:35 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on September 30, 2010, 08:48:49 PM
the private sector bank AIB died today
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on September 30, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Tony Curtis american film star and painter has died aged 85.
Did the small animal on his head die too?

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: MCMLX on September 30, 2010, 10:05:11 PM
the private sector bank AIB died today

Ireland died today, the banks are still on life support.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 01, 2010, 09:07:15 PM
Stephen J. Cannell.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on October 04, 2010, 11:01:13 PM
Norman Wisdom has died aged 95. Mr Grimsdale!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on October 04, 2010, 11:50:11 PM
Sorry to hear that.

I always liked his version of the funny walk, achieved simply by swinging his arms opposite to what is natural.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: aontroim on October 05, 2010, 12:09:02 AM
Stephen J. Cannell.

Will they play this at his funeral?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qweoMJS1DQ8
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 05, 2010, 11:37:03 AM
Norman Wisdom has died aged 95. Mr Grimsdale!!!!!!!!!!!

The late Charlie Chaplain described him as his funniest clown.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on October 05, 2010, 11:38:26 AM
Just saw there that Moss Keane has died:

From RTE.ie:
The death has taken place of the former Irish rugby international Moss Keane at the age of 62.

The Kerry native was capped 51 times for Ireland, making his debut in Paris in 1974.

He toured New Zealand in 1977 with the British and Irish Lions and was also a part of the famous Munster side of 1978 that defeated New Zealand in Thomond Park.

Keane also played Gaelic football and represented his native county in the U-21 grade and won Sigerson Cup honours with UCC.

Moss Keane is survived by his wife Anne and his two daughters Sarah and Anne Marie.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on October 05, 2010, 12:02:06 PM
Just saw there that Moss Keane has died:

From RTE.ie:
The death has taken place of the former Irish rugby international Moss Keane at the age of 62.

The Kerry native was capped 51 times for Ireland, making his debut in Paris in 1974.

He toured New Zealand in 1977 with the British and Irish Lions and was also a part of the famous Munster side of 1978 that defeated New Zealand in Thomond Park.

Keane also played Gaelic football and represented his native county in the U-21 grade and won Sigerson Cup honours with UCC.

Moss Keane is survived by his wife Anne and his two daughters Sarah and Anne Marie.


Thats a bit of shock about Moss Keane...was he sick or was it sudden? His book is great read....seemed like mighty crack....RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Boycey on October 05, 2010, 12:06:43 PM
Just saw there that Moss Keane has died:

From RTE.ie:
The death has taken place of the former Irish rugby international Moss Keane at the age of 62.

The Kerry native was capped 51 times for Ireland, making his debut in Paris in 1974.

He toured New Zealand in 1977 with the British and Irish Lions and was also a part of the famous Munster side of 1978 that defeated New Zealand in Thomond Park.

Keane also played Gaelic football and represented his native county in the U-21 grade and won Sigerson Cup honours with UCC.

Moss Keane is survived by his wife Anne and his two daughters Sarah and Anne Marie.

Jaysus he was a hero of mine when I was little. I remember my auld fella pointing him out to me in a tent at Laytown races, the bar knowing my Da!!!! I suppose I would have been 8-9 and he was a giant of a man and head and shoulders above everyone in the room.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on October 05, 2010, 12:19:54 PM
Just saw there that Moss Keane has died:

From RTE.ie:
The death has taken place of the former Irish rugby international Moss Keane at the age of 62.

The Kerry native was capped 51 times for Ireland, making his debut in Paris in 1974.

He toured New Zealand in 1977 with the British and Irish Lions and was also a part of the famous Munster side of 1978 that defeated New Zealand in Thomond Park.

Keane also played Gaelic football and represented his native county in the U-21 grade and won Sigerson Cup honours with UCC.

Moss Keane is survived by his wife Anne and his two daughters Sarah and Anne Marie.


Thats a bit of shock about Moss Keane...was he sick or was it sudden? His book is great read....seemed like mighty crack....RIP

He had cancer.

Moss will be sadly missed. A great character and a decent footballer in his day - the famous quote being "a farmer could make a tidy profit on the amount of land it took Moss Keane to turn!"

You'd often see him at Kerry matches in Croke Park.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on October 05, 2010, 12:59:49 PM
No words are big enough to describe Moss Keane.

RIP to a true legend.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: dec on October 05, 2010, 02:13:35 PM
Just saw there that Moss Keane has died:

From RTE.ie:
The death has taken place of the former Irish rugby international Moss Keane at the age of 62.
The Kerry native was capped 51 times for Ireland, making his debut in Paris in 1974.
He toured New Zealand in 1977 with the British and Irish Lions and was also a part of the famous Munster side of 1978 that defeated New Zealand in Thomond Park.
Keane also played Gaelic football and represented his native county in the U-21 grade and won Sigerson Cup honours with UCC.
Moss Keane is survived by his wife Anne and his two daughters Sarah and Anne Marie.

I heard this story once (I won't vouch for its accuracy). On the 1977 Lions tour some English journalist (Nigel Starmer-Smith or the like) asked Moss what the highlight of the tour was for him.

The Kerryman replied "Hearing that Kerry had beaten Cork in the Munster Football Final".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on October 05, 2010, 02:32:42 PM
A couple of sound bites from Moss on RTÉ radio sports news earlier:

On rugby in Kerry: Like pornography - frustrating for the spectators and primarily for the enjoyment of the participants.

On Con Houlihan: He got 95% in his MA in UCC in 1950 and to this day he's wondering what happened to the other 5%.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ludermor on October 05, 2010, 06:02:22 PM
Big shock to hear this, had a few pints in his company in the landsowne clubhouse a few years back and he was some craic. Never got sick of lads coming up to him taken pics or chatting away.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on October 05, 2010, 06:16:37 PM
A true legend. As a young lad I remember Fred Cogley's voice going up an octave every time Moss set off in the direction of the nearest English cranium.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on October 05, 2010, 06:40:35 PM
RIP Moss and thanks for the memories
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on October 10, 2010, 06:59:57 PM
Soul singer Solomon Burke
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on October 12, 2010, 09:09:03 AM
Agony aunt Claire Rayner, 79. We now have the GaaBoard so it shouldn't be too big a void.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 12, 2010, 12:22:27 PM
Agony aunt Claire Rayner, 79. We now have the GaaBoard so it shouldn't be too big a void.

She told her relatives she wanted her last words to be: "Tell David Cameron that if he screws up my beloved NHS I'll come back and bloody haunt him."
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 19, 2010, 07:04:09 PM
Not a Happy Day for Mr. C.

Tom Bosely  RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on October 19, 2010, 07:47:16 PM
Skippy the Clondalkin Kangaroo
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on October 19, 2010, 08:22:07 PM
Sorry to hear about Tom Bosley...I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Malcolm Allison...passed away last week.....Man City football manager with the fur coat, cigars and champers from the 70s.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on October 19, 2010, 08:28:41 PM
Sorry to hear about Tom Bosley...I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Malcolm Allison...passed away last week.....Man City football manager with the fur coat, cigars and champers from the 70s.

I mentioned it over on the Man City thread but the main City fan here couldn't care less
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on October 19, 2010, 08:29:59 PM
Sorry to hear about Tom Bosley...I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Malcolm Allison...passed away last week.....Man City football manager with the fur coat, cigars and champers from the 70s.

I mentioned it over on the Man City thread but the main City fan here couldn't care less

The nouveau riche!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on October 20, 2010, 09:35:41 AM
Tom Bosley (Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey Mr. C) from Happy Days - dead at 83.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 20, 2010, 10:24:06 AM
Poor Mr C.  Happy Days is a timeless sitcom that I never tire of watching.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 20, 2010, 05:36:10 PM
Not to mention Father Dowling - that was a good show  :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on October 20, 2010, 05:46:05 PM
Or Charley's Angels.  He was Bosley in that as well?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 20, 2010, 05:59:56 PM
Murder She Wrote too.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on October 20, 2010, 11:25:14 PM
Or Charley's Angels.  He was Bosley in that as well?


Good call Denn...along with Farrah


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God rest the both of them :-\
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: sammymaguire on October 23, 2010, 04:38:17 AM
Heard that Peter Harte, brother of Tyrone Senior football manager, Micky, had died recently, sad news
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Boycey on October 26, 2010, 11:43:44 AM
RIP - Paul the octopus

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/oct/26/paul-psychic-octopus-dies-football (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/oct/26/paul-psychic-octopus-dies-football)

Paul the 'psychic' octopus, who won unlikely worldwide fame after correctly predicting a host of World Cup matches, has died, his owners have confirmed. Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany, said: "His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself."

Paul predicted the winners of all Germany's World Cup 2010 clashes, and then of the final by selecting one of two boxes, each loaded with a mussel food treat and marked on the outside with one of the teams.

Staff at the centre said his death was not entirely unexpected, since common octopuses generally only live a couple of years. "He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here," said Mr Porwoll.

"We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine." Paul will live on meanwhile in the form of a range of commercial enterprises ranging from special clothing lines to mobile phone applications. He will also feature in a documentary to be released early next year.
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Post by: ross4life on October 26, 2010, 11:33:53 PM
Yep RIP

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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on October 27, 2010, 10:40:02 AM
Next instalment in the lamest publicity stunt of the year - Paul The Octopus rises from the dead after prayer campaign by fans. "I could see a white light, then a voice said 'go back - you're the wrong Paul - we sent for McCartney' ".

World-wide media tour to follow. Contract signed for "I'm an Octopus - get me out of here". Autobiography in planning - "I know a sucker when I see one". (Price - what else? Six quid).

Hint - you can't tell one octopus from another. Further hint - they're nature's masters of disguise, ffs.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 27, 2010, 11:22:46 AM
Does anyone know how we get our money back for tickets for one of Paul the Octopus's 50 O2 dates?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: give her dixie on October 27, 2010, 03:05:19 PM
Argentina's former President Nestor Kirchner has died, after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

Mr Kirchner, 60, who had been operated on in September for heart problems, died in the southern Argentine city of El Calafate, local media reported.

His wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is the current president of the country.

Mr Kirchner served as president from 2003 to 2007, and was being tipped to stand for election again in 2011.

He had remained a member of the Argentine congress and secretary general of the South American regional grouping, Unasur.

But he had been dogged by ill health and had undergone two major operations in 2010 alone.

In February Mr Kirchner had surgery to remove a blockage in his carotid artery, which carried blood from the heart to the brain.

He had a second operation in September, when routine tests revealed a blocked coronary artery.

Mr Kirchner was given an emergency angioplasty after complaining of numbness in his legs.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on October 27, 2010, 05:32:12 PM
They reckon the octopus was long dead, maybe even before the World Cup. Mother of all cover-ups. Makes you question MJ and Elvis.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on October 28, 2010, 10:17:49 AM
The death has been announced of the former horse racing trainer Paddy Mullins at the age of 91.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: FL/MAYO on October 29, 2010, 06:24:02 PM
James MacArthur RIP.

Dano from Hawaii Five O

"Book him Dano murder 1"
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on October 30, 2010, 07:13:54 PM
Foreign Minister Michael Martins seven year old daughter has died in Great Ormond Street hospital, she had a heart condition.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on October 30, 2010, 08:27:08 PM
RIP.  Condolences to the family.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 13aside on October 31, 2010, 01:39:22 PM
yes desperatly sad about that little girl RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on November 13, 2010, 10:38:45 AM
Henrik Gorecki - Polish Composer

Some of the most beautiful and haunting music.

Sorrowful songs 1st Movement.  It is quiet at the start but it builds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKk-w_0SpSw

2nd movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvXjo9x0xtg&feature=related

3rd Movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plMd6K4_ENY&feature=related

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 24, 2010, 05:07:03 PM
Ready, Steady, Cook.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11827589 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11827589)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 24, 2010, 05:08:22 PM
No miracle for the miners in New Zealand. All 29 are believed dead after a second underground explosion. RIP.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11662533 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11662533)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on November 26, 2010, 11:59:04 AM
Bernard Mathews, Turkey Farmer and business man has died aged 80.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Banana Man on November 26, 2010, 12:00:46 PM
Fianna Fail
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on November 26, 2010, 12:09:19 PM
Ingrid Pitt from the Hammer movies. Had a role also in Where Eagles Dare.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on November 26, 2010, 11:17:14 PM
Bernard Mathews, Turkey Farmer and business man has died aged 80.

He has produced his last twizzler....Bernard Matthews has died today aged 80, his funeral will be held next week at Norfolk Crematorium, 11am, gas mark 6 for three hours.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Square Ball on November 26, 2010, 11:47:27 PM
Bernard Mathews, Turkey Farmer and business man has died aged 80.

He has produced his last twizzler....Bernard Matthews has died today aged 80, his funeral will be held next week at Norfolk Crematorium, 11am, gas mark 6 for three hours.

very good
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on November 29, 2010, 02:11:00 AM
Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad, Airplane, Naked Gun)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on November 29, 2010, 02:52:40 AM
Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad, Airplane, Naked Gun)

One of my favourite comedy actors ever RIP  :(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on November 29, 2010, 08:05:27 AM
What a class act he was.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 29, 2010, 09:53:38 AM
Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad, Airplane, Naked Gun)
Surely not?  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on November 29, 2010, 10:29:20 AM
Just watching them last week on Sky Movies, the Naked Gun trilogy. The sort of stupid, but clever, slapstick humour that I love :D

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Wee Roddy on November 29, 2010, 10:38:34 AM
I see a local councillor on the front page of the Tyrone Herald paying tribute to a former counciller............................hes not dead at all!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on November 29, 2010, 11:04:26 AM
I see a local councillor on the front page of the Tyrone Herald paying tribute to a former counciller............................hes not dead at all!

Spotted that  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Louth Exile on November 29, 2010, 02:50:26 PM
Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad, Airplane, Naked Gun)
Surely not?  RIP.

Don't call me Shirley!

RIP, a class act
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Archie Mitchell on December 02, 2010, 10:18:48 PM
RIP Barry Elliot aka Barry Chuckle

Great entertainer
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 02, 2010, 10:20:25 PM
RIP Barry Elliot aka Barry Chuckle

Great entertainer

What? Ah shit.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on December 02, 2010, 10:24:40 PM
Sure it's not another Death hoax?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10268581
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Archie Mitchell on December 02, 2010, 10:28:20 PM
Not from what im hearing folks! Sad sad day!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on December 02, 2010, 11:04:48 PM
http://isbarrychuckledead.com/
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on December 03, 2010, 10:12:22 AM
He doesn’t look great, though.
 
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Archie Mitchell on December 03, 2010, 12:09:52 PM
He doesn’t look great, though.
 
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That's Paul not Barry. I'm sure he's hurting today though!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on December 03, 2010, 12:27:27 PM
That's Paul not Barry. I'm sure he's hurting today though!

I know...imagine not knowing that was Paul  :)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on December 05, 2010, 03:28:07 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-12-05-italy-cyclists-killed_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip (http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-12-05-italy-cyclists-killed_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip)

Car plows into group of cyclists in Italy, 8 dead

ROME (AP) — A speeding car plowed head-on into a group of cyclists in southern Italy on Sunday morning, killing eight of them, officials said. The driver had been smoking marijuana, police said.
Bent, mangled bikes were strewn about the scene, and the sheet-draped corpses dotted the two-lane road near Lamezia Terme, in the Calabrian "toe" of boot-shaped Italy where the accident occurred.

In addition to the eight cyclists killed, four people were injured, said Gianluca Gioia, a spokesman for ANAS, the agency that runs Italy's state roads and highways. Police confirmed the toll.

The ANSA news agency said the driver, who was slightly injured, was placed under arrest. A police spokesman who declined to give his name said the man, a Moroccan national, had tested positive for marijuana.

A preliminary investigation showed the speeding car ran headfirst into the group of cyclists who were riding in the opposite direction on state road 18, according to the highway authority.

ANSA said the driver was trying to pass another car when he hit the group. Visibility and driving conditions were good at the time, reports said.

The road was closed by authorities.

It is common in Italy to see groups of amateur cyclists taking to small state roads on weekends. ANSA said the group hit Sunday was affiliated with a local Lamezia Terme gym.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tyrones own on December 05, 2010, 03:36:33 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-12-05-italy-cyclists-killed_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip (http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-12-05-italy-cyclists-killed_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip)

Car plows into group of cyclists in Italy, 8 dead

ROME (AP) — A speeding car plowed head-on into a group of cyclists in southern Italy on Sunday morning, killing eight of them, officials said. The driver had been smoking marijuana, police said.
Bent, mangled bikes were strewn about the scene, and the sheet-draped corpses dotted the two-lane road near Lamezia Terme, in the Calabrian "toe" of boot-shaped Italy where the accident occurred.

In addition to the eight cyclists killed, four people were injured, said Gianluca Gioia, a spokesman for ANAS, the agency that runs Italy's state roads and highways. Police confirmed the toll.

The ANSA news agency said the driver, who was slightly injured, was placed under arrest. A police spokesman who declined to give his name said the man, a Moroccan national, had tested positive for marijuana.

A preliminary investigation showed the speeding car ran headfirst into the group of cyclists who were riding in the opposite direction on state road 18, according to the highway authority.

ANSA said the driver was trying to pass another car when he hit the group. Visibility and driving conditions were good at the time, reports said.

The road was closed by authorities.

It is common in Italy to see groups of amateur cyclists taking to small state roads on weekends. ANSA said the group hit Sunday was affiliated with a local Lamezia Terme gym.

That Cnut should be shot on sight...the law couldn't be stiff enough for this type of thing, that could be anyone of us anytime we get on the bike  >:(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 05, 2010, 06:03:46 PM
Was reading the obits in the Sunday Times today about this chap, Jure Robic. The word "obsessed" doesn't really do him justice.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/sport-obituaries/8166222/Jure-Robic.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/sport-obituaries/8166222/Jure-Robic.html)

Jure Robic, who has died aged 45, was a Slovenian soldier turned extreme cyclist whose extraordinary feats of endurance earned him a place in The Guinness Book of Records.

Robic won the Race Across America, a gruelling 3,000-mile coast-to-coast sprint, a record five times. The race is unusual in that there are no stages. Once the riders begin, there are no scheduled breaks until they reach the finishing line – so an ability to go without sleep is the main determinant of who wins. During the 2004 race Robic cycled an average of 350 miles a day to complete the race in just eight days, claiming only eight hours sleep, and pedalled into the record books by covering 518 miles in 24 hours.

Despite this achievement, Robic said later that he had not been in top form and that under ideal conditions he could have improved the world record by an additional 20 miles.

In 2005, six weeks after scoring his second victory in the Race Across America, Robic won Le Tour Direct, a 2,500-mile race on a course contrived from the most testing Tour de France routes. Robic finished in seven days and 19 hours, climbing about 26 miles in all – the equivalent of nearly five trips up Everest.

Known to his friends as "Animal", Robic trained 335 days a year, covering more than enough miles annually to circumnavigate the globe. He trained himself to go without sleep by including in his programme 48-hour stints in which he would undertake a 24-hour ride followed by a 12-hour break followed by a 12-hour workout.

Robic pushed himself beyond any natural physical and mental limits. He confessed that for weeks after the Race Across America his hands were so swollen that he could not hold a key, and as a result of lack of sleep he was prone to violent outbursts of paranoia and terrifying hallucinations.

Towards the end of the Race Across America, he was known to weep uncontrollably and was sometimes to be seen hopping off his bike to fight imaginary assailants – bears, wolves or aliens – which turned out to be mailboxes. He imagined that cracks in the road were coded messages, and on one occasion became convinced he was being pursued by the Mujahedeen on horseback; his support team encouraged him to ride faster, pretending that they could see them too. "Sometimes during races he gets off his bike and walks towards us in the follow car, very angry," recalled a team member in 2006. "We lock the doors."

"In race, everything inside me comes out,'' Robic explained. "Good, bad, everything. My mind, it begins to do things on its own. I do not like it, but this is the way I must go to win the race."

Jure Robic was born at Jesenice, Slovenia, on April 10 1965. He attributed his determination to succeed to his father's neglect of his family and to the poverty in which he grew up: "All my life I was pushed away. I get the feeling that I'm not good enough to be the good one. And so now I am good at something, and I want revenge, to prove it to all the people who thought I was some kind of loser."

He began cycling as a child and, during his early twenties, rode with small Slovenian teams, supporting himself by working for a dealer in bike parts. He became a soldier in the Slovene army and a member of its athletic corps, which meant that he could train full time. From 1988 to 1994 he was a member of the Slovene national cycling team.

The death of his mother in 1997 marked a turning point in Robic's life. After a friend suggested that it might help him to get over his grief if he took up long-distance cycling, he entered the 1999 Crocodile Trophy, a notorious 10-day race across Australia. He came third.

In October 2001 he set out to see how far he could cycle in 24 hours, and almost beat the world record: "That was the day I knew I could do this," he recalled. "I know that the thing that does not kill me makes me stronger."

Robic won the Race Across America in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He was in second place at the final time station in 2009 when he dropped out to protest about time penalties he had incurred. Among a total of around 100 victories, he also won the DOS-Ras Race Across Slovenia four times; the Tour Direct twice; and the Tortour (a non-stop cycle race around Switzerland) earlier this year.

Robic placed heavy reliance on his support team of six Slovene soldiers to act as his brain when his mental faculties deteriorated. Among other methods to motivate him, the team would sometimes blare Slovenian marches through a loudspeaker or tell him that his home town was only a few kilometres ahead. "He was very polite and nice when he was not on the bike," one member recalled. "During races, he was absolutely the most unpleasant person you could imagine."

Jure Robic died on September 24 when he collided with a car on a mountain road near his home in Jesenice.

His marriage was dissolved, and he is survived by a son. His brother, Saso Robic, a former professional skier, committed suicide in August.


Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ludermor on December 06, 2010, 12:21:21 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/sports/playmagazine/05robicpm.html?_r=2&oref=slogin

Another article here i read a few years ago, the man was a raving lunatic! But unreal competitor
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on December 06, 2010, 09:07:08 PM
‘‘Three years ago, I got angry at the mountain. I climbed it 38 times in two months.’’


Maybe its a good job that car killed him - if it had only hit him and served to make him angry who knows what he would have done?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on December 07, 2010, 11:00:29 PM
Elizabeth Edwards just passed at 61 from Cancer.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tyrones own on December 08, 2010, 04:21:10 AM
Elizabeth Edwards just passed at 61 from Cancer.
RIP, poor woman...after what thon cnut put her through >:(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 13, 2010, 08:54:14 AM
Former Ulster Unionists MP for West Tyrone - William
Thompson.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on December 16, 2010, 10:12:51 PM
Blake Edwards the husband of Julie Andrews and the director of the Pink Panther has died.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 16, 2010, 10:52:21 PM
Blake Edwards the husband of Julie Andrews and the director of the Pink Panther has died.

Who brought us (well the older ones on here)
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on December 16, 2010, 11:01:59 PM
Blake Edwards the husband of Julie Andrews and the director of the Pink Panther has died.

Who brought us (well the older ones on here)
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Legendary babe...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 17, 2010, 06:22:15 PM
Stephen J Cannell was one of American television's most successful writers and producers. He claimed that his greatest successes, shows like The Rockford Files or The A-Team, came about "by mistake". Having created, or co-created, 43 different series, and produced something like 1,500 episodes, he said he was bound to get the elements right occasionally and tap into something the audience liked.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/stephen-j-cannel-writer-and-producer-who-created-the-rockford-files-and-the-ateam-2162602.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/stephen-j-cannel-writer-and-producer-who-created-the-rockford-files-and-the-ateam-2162602.html)

Stephen died 2/3 months ago.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on December 17, 2010, 06:47:34 PM
Stephen J Cannell was one of American television's most successful writers and producers. He claimed that his greatest successes, shows like The Rockford Files or The A-Team, came about "by mistake". Having created, or co-created, 43 different series, and produced something like 1,500 episodes, he said he was bound to get the elements right occasionally and tap into something the audience liked.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/stephen-j-cannel-writer-and-producer-who-created-the-rockford-files-and-the-ateam-2162602.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/stephen-j-cannel-writer-and-producer-who-created-the-rockford-files-and-the-ateam-2162602.html)

Stephen died 2/3 months ago.

Like his series, its a rerun.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on December 18, 2010, 01:19:23 PM
Captain Beefheart, american musician has died aged 69.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on December 18, 2010, 10:09:37 PM
Ralph Coates.

Ex Burnley, Spurs and England footballer .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1339681/Tottenham-great-Ralph-Coates-dies-following-stroke-age-64.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on December 20, 2010, 02:10:33 PM
Brian Hanrahan, one of the most famous BBC correspondents - best known for his coverage of the Falklands War - has died at the age of 61 after a short battle against cancer.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on December 21, 2010, 09:14:29 PM
Italy's 1982 World Cup-winning coach Enzo Bearzot has died in Milan aged 83.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on December 29, 2010, 10:07:41 AM
Avi Cohen, ex Liverpool defender

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12086368

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Kerry Mike on December 29, 2010, 01:27:50 PM
Tipperary great John Doyle has died at the age of 80, it was announced today.

A winner of eight All-Ireland Hurling titles, Doyle's career with the Premier County spanned 18 years and also included 10 Munster titles.

He holds a record 11 National League winner's medals.

Doyle was regarded by many pundits as one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

He was voted Hurler of the Year in 1964, remarkably in his 15th year with the Tipp' Senior team.

Doyle won All-Ireland titles in three different decades, claiming three medals by the age of 21.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on December 30, 2010, 02:20:40 AM
Eddie Murphy is the latest victim of the death hoax rumor  ::)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on December 30, 2010, 12:46:47 PM
Bobby Farrell, lead singer of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Olly on December 30, 2010, 05:32:52 PM
Bobby Farrell, lead singer of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced.

Unbelieveable. Even in death agents are hogging the limelight.

Brown girl in the ring? I think that was one of their songs?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on December 30, 2010, 05:35:03 PM
Bobby Farrell, lead singer of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced.

Unbelieveable. Even in death agents are hogging the limelight.

Brown girl in the ring? I think that was one of their songs?

Died in St Petersburg.

Was performing there.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on December 30, 2010, 07:06:11 PM
St Petersburg, how ironic.


Ra Ra Rasputin lover of the russian queen....

He never sang on any of their recordings.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: give her dixie on January 03, 2011, 10:15:23 AM
Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64

Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64, a spokesman has announced.

Journalist and friend Andrew Richardson said Postlethwaite, who was made an OBE in 2004, died peacefully in hospital in Shropshire after a lengthy illness.

In 1994, he was nominated for an Oscar for In The Name of the Father.

He received a best supporting actor nod for his role as Giuseppe Conlon, who was falsely convicted of the IRA's Guildford pub bombings.

Mr Richardson said the actor, who also starred in films including The Usual Suspects and Brassed Off, had carried on working in recent months despite receiving treatment for cancer.

Postlethwaite was once described by director Steven Spielberg, whom he worked with in films including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as "the best actor in the world".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: haranguerer on January 03, 2011, 11:23:01 AM
Brilliant actor aright. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on January 03, 2011, 01:49:04 PM
RIP Pete.

Legend of a man.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Big Puff on January 03, 2011, 02:25:40 PM
RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 03, 2011, 05:50:59 PM
Once described by Steven Spielberg as "probably the best actor in the world"

RIP Pete
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on January 03, 2011, 06:46:44 PM
Once described by Steven Spielberg as "probably the best actor in the world"

RIP Pete

Did you research that quote yourself Ross?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 03, 2011, 07:21:56 PM
New year same old Minder.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Keyser soze on January 04, 2011, 01:02:44 PM
Played me in his second greatest role, a great actor.

RIP Pete.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: haranguerer on January 04, 2011, 01:15:57 PM
I dont think so - take another watch there!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Kerry Mike on January 04, 2011, 02:10:26 PM
Quote
Played me in his second greatest role, a great actor.

RIP Pete.

He played Kobayashi, Soze's lawyer , Dont be making a mug of yourself !!

Pete was a great actor in his day.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: All of a Sludden on January 04, 2011, 08:37:51 PM
The singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, whose songs such as Stuck in the Middle with You, Baker Street and Get it Right Next Time soundtracked the 1970s, has died aged 63 after a long illness.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 05, 2011, 02:58:10 PM
Strabane's 'Fast Talker' George Cunningham. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on January 05, 2011, 06:53:53 PM
Strabane's 'Fast Talker' George Cunningham. RIP.

Is there footage of that "famous" interview. I remember looking for it a few months ago and couldn't find anything on YouTube.
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Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on January 05, 2011, 07:02:53 PM
[Is there footage of that "famous" interview. I remember looking for it a few months ago and couldn't find anything on YouTube.

A piece of it here: UTV Link (http://www.u.tv/Entertainment/Strabanes-famous-fast-talker-dies/b9701d33-c4d2-4375-ac5a-81195e753f00)
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Post by: Doogie Browser on January 07, 2011, 11:15:59 AM
Former boxer Gary Mason

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12135980
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 10, 2011, 12:26:13 AM
Dick Winters - from band of brothers  :(
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Post by: ross matt on January 10, 2011, 12:31:27 AM
Dick Winters - from band of brothers  :(
Really Pints???
Had'nt heard. Read the book and saw the series. Winters was an exceptional man. RIP.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 10, 2011, 12:35:28 AM
Dick Winters - from band of brothers  :(
Really Pints???
Had'nt heard. Read the book and saw the series. Winters was an exceptional man. RIP.
Doesnt seem to have hit the news yet - I seen it on football365, it's been put on his website that he died earlier in the week.  Yeah, he was a great man.
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Post by: ross matt on January 10, 2011, 12:54:49 AM
Dick Winters - from band of brothers  :(
Really Pints???
Had'nt heard. Read the book and saw the series. Winters was an exceptional man. RIP.
Doesnt seem to have hit the news yet - I seen it on football365, it's been put on his website that he died earlier in the week.  Yeah, he was a great man.
Yeah thanks Pints. Just googled it in last few minutes and its come up on alot of history sites. Sad.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 10, 2011, 04:17:46 PM
Any word from Tyrone people of a death. Just got a call telling me of a death which came as a massive shock. Just checked here first to see if true.

Heard nothing. PM me if you want to help me check it.
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Post by: ziggysego on January 10, 2011, 04:31:36 PM
Any word from Tyrone people of a death. Just got a call telling me of a death which came as a massive shock. Just checked here first to see if true.

Heard nothing. PM me if you want to help me check it.

PM me too. I've not heard anything.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Over the Bar on January 10, 2011, 04:32:49 PM
sadly its true.
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Post by: ballygawleyman on January 10, 2011, 04:35:16 PM
Just heard as well, what was the cause?
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Post by: ziggysego on January 10, 2011, 04:37:43 PM
Just heard off board. Shocking news. God Bless.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on January 10, 2011, 04:39:40 PM
Jesus Christ of almighty.
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Post by: Franko on January 10, 2011, 04:41:35 PM
Can anyone post a name? Or PM even?
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Post by: ziggysego on January 10, 2011, 04:45:31 PM
Best no names are posted, until more details are know. :(
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 10, 2011, 04:46:31 PM
Aye delete these posts until it's confimed.
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Post by: hardstation on January 10, 2011, 04:48:28 PM
Wtf is going on?
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Post by: EC Unique on January 10, 2011, 04:59:36 PM
 :(  I'm in shock.
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Post by: screenexile on January 10, 2011, 05:01:03 PM
News has travelled to our office here as well. . . hope it's not true!!!
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Post by: maggie on January 10, 2011, 05:02:35 PM
Just heard it. Unreal
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Post by: EC Unique on January 10, 2011, 05:03:31 PM
News has travelled to our office here as well. . . hope it's not true!!!

I can confirm it as true. Unreal :'(
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on January 10, 2011, 05:04:14 PM
RTE News have announced the death of Micheala Harte on her honeymoon.

RIP
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Post by: armaghniac on January 10, 2011, 05:04:36 PM
On RTE news, alas. Terrible.
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Post by: LeoMc on January 10, 2011, 05:04:55 PM
Just heard it from another source close to the camp. It appears to be true enough.
Absolutely shocking. RIP.
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Post by: AZOffaly on January 10, 2011, 05:07:13 PM
What? what happened? That's tragic. What more does Tyrone have to deal with? I'm shocked. Poor girl. On her honeymoon.  RIP
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Post by: Franko on January 10, 2011, 05:08:37 PM
Shocking News.  Absolute tragedy.  RIP.
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Post by: tyroneboi on January 10, 2011, 05:13:38 PM
Unbelievable news. God help Mickey and his family.
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Post by: ross4life on January 10, 2011, 05:14:11 PM
I had no idea what you tyrone guys were on about? but now that it's confirmed shocking news, tragic... my heart goes out to the Harte family may she rest in peace.
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Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 10, 2011, 05:15:10 PM
Totally in shock. Any word what happened not that it really matters?
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Post by: Tyrones own on January 10, 2011, 05:44:41 PM
Shocking news altogether...no time is ever right but on honeymoon  :'(
Thoughts and prayers are with Mickey and family, RIP
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Post by: Croí na hÉireann on January 10, 2011, 05:47:35 PM
Just on the nuacht headlines there, awful altogether, on her honeymoon and all, thoughts go out to her family, new and old.
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Post by: heganboy on January 10, 2011, 05:57:34 PM
Tragic news- thoughts and prayers with all family at this time.
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Post by: Minus15 on January 10, 2011, 06:09:07 PM
tragic news. Condolences go out to John and the Harte family
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Post by: cicfada on January 10, 2011, 06:41:43 PM
awful news, condolences to the Hartes
http://www.thejournal.ie/michaela-harte-daughter-of-mickey-dies-on-honeymoon-2011-01/
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Post by: omagh_gael on January 10, 2011, 07:08:42 PM
RIP Michaela, my heartfelt sympathy to all the Harte's.

Another absolute body blow to the Tyrone GAA community. Why do these things happen? Tragic.
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Post by: Orior on January 10, 2011, 09:13:01 PM
Shocking news.

RIP Michaela.
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Post by: muppet on January 10, 2011, 10:53:44 PM
Just turned on the laptop and read that.

Unbelievable.

Deepest sympathies to the Harte and McAreavey families and the wider Tyrone Gaa community.

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Post by: cokers on January 11, 2011, 01:28:26 AM
Truely horrific news. Absolutly shocked. My thoughts and prayers are with the Harte and McAreavey families.
R.I.P Michaela
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Post by: JUst retired on January 11, 2011, 06:57:07 AM
What shocking news. My sympathy to both families at this time, from an Armagh gael.
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Post by: Fluffy Che on January 11, 2011, 09:44:04 AM
So sorry to hear this sad news, a tragedy. The family are in my prayers.
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Post by: EagleLord on January 11, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
Shocking news. In any circumstnaces, its terrible, bit on honeymoon, John would be all alone in dealing with this. Heart goes out to him. Especially after reading this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12157888
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Post by: JUst retired on January 11, 2011, 01:21:11 PM
The news gets worse, police are saying it was a robbery and the poor girl must have disturbed them,and they murdered her.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on January 11, 2011, 01:31:29 PM
The news gets worse, police are saying it was a robbery and the poor girl must have disturbed them,and they murdered her.
Terrible, I would fear for the police over there though.  They will be keen to get someone charged asap in order to reassure tourists that the place is safe.
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Post by: nrico2006 on January 11, 2011, 02:07:01 PM
The news gets worse, police are saying it was a robbery and the poor girl must have disturbed them,and they murdered her.
Terrible, I would fear for the police over there though.  They will be keen to get someone charged asap in order to reassure tourists that the place is safe.

Exactly, there will be an arrest pretty quickly whether or not they have the right man/woman.  The attacker might not be identified by the use of the keycard, probably a stolen, master or copied one.
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Post by: Boycey on January 11, 2011, 02:24:38 PM
The news gets worse, police are saying it was a robbery and the poor girl must have disturbed them,and they murdered her.
Terrible, I would fear for the police over there though.  They will be keen to get someone charged asap in order to reassure tourists that the place is safe.

Exactly, there will be an arrest pretty quickly whether or not they have the right man/woman.  The attacker might not be identified by the use of the keycard, probably a stolen, master or copied one.


Was chatting to a lad in the bookies this morning who honeymooned there a year or so ago. He said he didn't like it and felt constantly on edge with the locals. Have heard that about places in Carribean but always would have had an image in my head of Mauritius as some kind of island paradise.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on January 11, 2011, 02:27:27 PM
In fairness no matter where you go in the world you will always hear stories about safety etc, if we listened to them all we would never leave home.  As someone who was on honeymoon only 3 months ago I cannot begin to understand how her poor husband and family must be feeling.
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Post by: hardstation on January 11, 2011, 02:53:00 PM
All six suspects are believed to be members of staff at the hotel.
(Irish Times)
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Post by: Ulick on January 11, 2011, 04:22:44 PM
Was reading a story from the Mauritian tabloid l’Express. Seems to be their version of the guttersnipe Sunday World. Broadly using John's request for a priest as some sort of incriminatory indication of his involvement in the death. 
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Post by: shezam on January 11, 2011, 05:11:14 PM
Been narrowed down to 2 suspects both employees of the hotel.
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Post by: ExiledGael on January 11, 2011, 05:13:37 PM
Was reading a story from the Mauritian tabloid l’Express. Seems to be their version of the guttersnipe Sunday World. Broadly using John's request for a priest as some sort of incriminatory indication of his involvement in the death.

Some of that was disgusting and the same can be said of the Sun today. Seen all the major papers and they're the only one to go down that line, 'wife killed husband in custody' the jist of it.
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Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 11, 2011, 06:00:49 PM
In fairness (though i-ve never bought the paper before)the husband is always a suspect. We know different here of course. Have they the death penalty?
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Post by: armaghniac on January 11, 2011, 06:16:27 PM
TV news from Mauritius
http://www.mbcradio.tv/channel/tv/mbc-3/news-tuesday-110111/
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Post by: ExiledGael on January 11, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
Despite the lack of information last night one of the first things to come out was that the husband was questioned but not as a suspect.
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Post by: vav on January 11, 2011, 10:21:05 PM
Awful sad news, thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time xx
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Capt Pat on January 12, 2011, 12:07:45 PM
There is a Michaela Harte thread on the gaa discussion board, maybe there should be one in general discussion as well or more appropriate in that forum. It is no longer really a part of death notices, things have moved on from that unfortunately.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on January 12, 2011, 12:16:12 PM
One of the accused is claiming he was beaten by the police. Could see that one coming down the track like a train, especially since I heard a Mauritian journalist on the radio last night say that most (90%?) of criminal convictions there come through confessions. Maybe the Irish government should offer to send some scientists over from Forensic Science Laboratory to assist with the investigation? Last thing needed here is a miscarriage of justice.
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Post by: clarshack on January 12, 2011, 12:20:58 PM
One of the accused is claiming he was beaten by the police. Could see that one coming down the track like a train, especially since I heard a Mauritian journalist on the radio last night say that most (90%?) of criminal convictions there come through confessions. Maybe the Irish government should offer to send some scientists over from Forensic Science Laboratory to assist with the investigation? Last thing needed here is a miscarriage of justice.

would agree.

if there was a struggle i would assume there would be plenty of dna evidence.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Trout on January 12, 2011, 01:26:58 PM
Peter Yates, director of Bullitt died aged 81.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: shezam on January 12, 2011, 02:59:16 PM
One of the accused is claiming he was beaten by the police. Could see that one coming down the track like a train, especially since I heard a Mauritian journalist on the radio last night say that most (90%?) of criminal convictions there come through confessions. Maybe the Irish government should offer to send some scientists over from Forensic Science Laboratory to assist with the investigation? Last thing needed here is a miscarriage of justice.

would agree.

if there was a struggle i would assume there would be plenty of dna evidence.

Could be wrong here, but i doubt if they even know what dna is over there, don't think they would have the resources to get dna evidence.
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Post by: mannix on January 12, 2011, 03:26:33 PM
I also would be wary of what the police there would do just to make it look like justice was served fast so tourists think its a safe place.Lots of people die every day in different manners but this death just makes me sick, what if the husband went up instead of her? what if she seen them before she was fully in the door?
The poor husband must be in a state, he would probably be up on assault charges for battering the robbers if he had went to the room instead of her, at least they would both get to fly home and laugh about it in years to come. Another death that sticks in my mind is the little child in fermanagh, millie maguire, raped and her back broken by her mothers boyfriend. What happened to the dirtbag that commited that crime? never heard much about it after the initial news.
We all let our guard down when on holidays and a lot of the "staff" in these places make a nice living from that dropping of the guard, unfortunately this time the victim lost alot more than a handbag.
Rest in peace Michaela.
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Post by: Louth Exile on January 16, 2011, 12:33:54 AM
Joss Lynam, aged 86, one of the pioneers of hill walking development in Ireland

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/obituaries/2011/0115/1224287574054.html
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Post by: ONeill on January 16, 2011, 12:41:43 AM
Bolton Wanderers and England player Nat Lofthouse has died at the age of 85.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 16, 2011, 12:45:29 AM
The Oscar-nominated British film and television actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 16, 2011, 12:46:53 AM
One of the true legends of the game

RIP Nat
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Post by: The Real Laoislad on February 02, 2011, 10:07:10 PM
Margaret John aka Doris from Gavin and Stacey (the mad old one who had all the young boyfriends)
Died Feb 2 2011

She was a excellent and very funny character in Gavin and Stacey 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on February 04, 2011, 09:04:36 PM
Maria Schneider the actress who stared in Last Tango in Paris has  died aged 58.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: sammymaguire on February 04, 2011, 10:06:10 PM
Michael Bishop, father of comedian Des, a proud Corkman whom I had the pleasure to meet in his workplace in New York. A true gentleman.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
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Post by: Denn Forever on February 04, 2011, 10:19:18 PM
Really enjoyed the show on RTÉ recently by Des Bishop about his Dad,
Des Bishop: My Dad Was Nearly James Bond.  Reminded me of family.

http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1090103

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: saffron sam2 on February 06, 2011, 09:13:29 PM
Norman Uprichard, member of NI World Cup squad in 1958.

http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=230948 (http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=230948)
Title: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on February 06, 2011, 10:57:32 PM
Gary Moore RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FgnFVm5k0&feature=related
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: King Kenny on February 12, 2011, 01:43:10 PM
Paddy Harte,  brother of Mickey, has passed away.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Groucho on February 12, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
R.I.P.  God help the Harte family.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Real Laoislad on February 14, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
Corey Haim has died aged 38.

I thought he died a few years ago.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 14, 2011, 08:48:39 PM
Corey Haim has died aged 38.

I thought he died a few years ago.

He died last year.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on February 14, 2011, 08:51:06 PM
Sorry lads just seen that i will remove.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lotto Man on February 14, 2011, 08:51:45 PM
Corey Haim has died aged 38.

He died on Wednesday 10 March 2010
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on February 14, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
I know where you went wrong. For some reason it was the most read news article on the BBC website today.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on February 23, 2011, 12:09:13 AM
RIP Nicholas Courtney. Great actor and lovely man, The Brigadier on Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on February 26, 2011, 01:29:23 PM
Dean Richards, former footballer, aged 36. I think i remember this guy, coloured chap, played centre half. Played for Spurs among others.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/9408254.stm
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Rouge_Diablo on February 26, 2011, 01:35:33 PM
Dean Richards, former footballer, aged 36. I think i remember this guy, coloured chap, played centre half. Played for Spurs among others.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/9408254.stm

Sorry Hoof, didnt realise you had posted in here, He made is debut(scored ) in the 5-3 game with Utd at the lane.
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Post by: Hoof Hearted on February 26, 2011, 01:53:43 PM
no bother, perhaps deserved a thread of its own anyway
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Post by: Tony Baloney on March 16, 2011, 09:02:45 AM
"16 in the clip and 1 in the hole, Nate Dogg is about to make some bodies turn cold".

Unfortunately this time it was his own. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: EagleLord on March 16, 2011, 08:27:16 PM
Nate Dogg.
R.I.P. Homie.

Regulators...mount up!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: fitzroyalty on March 16, 2011, 10:09:04 PM
Nate Dogg.
R.I.P. Homie.

Regulators...mount up!
The next stop is the east sideeeee moteeeeeel
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 16, 2011, 10:52:37 PM
Nate Dogg.
R.I.P. Homie.

Regulators...mount up!
The next stop is the east sideeeee moteeeeeel
Some tune!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 19, 2011, 07:51:52 PM
flip sake I thought that it was that other Knut that plays for Liverpool!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mylestheslasher on March 19, 2011, 08:38:47 PM
Alice in Chains former bassist Mike Starr dies from drug overdose just like former band singer Layne Staley. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on March 19, 2011, 08:56:46 PM
flip sake I thought that it was that other Knut that plays for Liverpool!!

You are the biggest Knut of them all !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 19, 2011, 08:57:38 PM
flip sake I thought that it was that other Knut that plays for Liverpool!!

You are the biggest Knut of them all !

thanks :P
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on March 19, 2011, 09:13:45 PM
flip sake I thought that it was that other Knut that plays for Liverpool!!

You are the biggest Knut of them all !
That's not true.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 23, 2011, 01:09:01 PM
twitter: ABC News reporting Liz Taylor has died.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on March 23, 2011, 01:23:23 PM
It's on the BBC website now.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on March 23, 2011, 01:29:33 PM
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told CNN Wednesday. She was 79.

Taylor died "peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles," said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, "a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be."

Though a two-time Oscar winner -- for "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) -- Taylor was more celebrated for simply being Elizabeth Taylor: sexy, glamorous, tempestuous, fragile, always trailing courtiers, media and fans. She wasn't above playing to that image -- she had a fragrance called "White Diamonds" -- or mocking it.

"I am a very committed wife," she once said. "And I should be committed too -- for being married so many times."

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Post by: Shamrock Shore on March 23, 2011, 01:51:59 PM
Jayses - she's been dying for the past 20 years!

RIP though

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on March 23, 2011, 02:06:48 PM
Surprised to hear she was "only" 79, had her pegged as alot older. A bit before my time, but as stars go she was up there for a long time with the biggest.

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on March 23, 2011, 02:46:45 PM
Her and Michael, reunited again.

RIP in peace Liz
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on March 23, 2011, 04:41:20 PM
Saw a few photos of her when she was in her early thirties and she was absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 23, 2011, 05:17:17 PM
Saw a few photos of her when she was in her early thirties and she was absolutely stunning.
Not bad at all.

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Post by: Minder on March 23, 2011, 05:31:57 PM
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 26, 2011, 04:37:08 PM
Warren Christopher former US Secretary of State.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on March 28, 2011, 09:03:22 AM
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on March 28, 2011, 12:46:07 PM
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.

He stuck around for long enough.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on March 28, 2011, 03:29:05 PM
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.

Tacky.
 ;)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on March 28, 2011, 03:34:20 PM
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.


Heard he was great footballer - supposedly was a great man marker. He'd have stuck to you.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on March 28, 2011, 04:14:23 PM
Epoxy way to go.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 28, 2011, 04:25:28 PM
He became undone in the end.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on March 28, 2011, 04:52:59 PM
Gum disease, was it?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on March 28, 2011, 05:34:23 PM
Pity he didnt come up with a better name.

First someone invents glue. Then he makes it even stronger, and calls it super glue.

I would have been more innovative with the name and called it something like... Yorkie, or Trucker, or Ironcast, or TightasaDucksArseTight

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 28, 2011, 05:35:21 PM
Not funny lads. This could happen to uhu.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 28, 2011, 06:04:52 PM
Not funny lads. This could happen to uhu.

Could? Death comes to us all Tony.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 28, 2011, 06:13:02 PM
Not funny lads. This could happen to uhu.

Could? Death comes to us all Tony.
I'm holding out for a cure to death.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: oakleafgael on March 28, 2011, 09:03:56 PM
Earl of Dunraven

Sunday March 27 2011

Thady Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, the seventh earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, died at his home in Kilgobbin House in Adare, Co Limerick, last Friday after an illness. Aged 71, he is survived by his wife Lady Geraldine and his daughter Ana.

Yesterday, the chief executive of the Irish Wheelchair Association, Kathleen McLoughlin, paid tribute to the earl, who was president of the association from 1971-91.

"He genuinely cared about people. He sparkled, he had a twinkle in his eye, he was a really good man," she said.

"He was just a gentle character, with a fantastic sense of humour but with a steeliness to him to fight for what he believed in. His most significant contribution was that he could articulate what people's needs were and push for a response at government level."

She said his presidency of the association over two decades was used to step up the pressure to include people with disabilities in every aspect of life. This included getting disabled access to buildings, to people getting out of their homes, and using 1981 as the Year of the Disabled to push politically for change.

He had studied what was going on internationally and had researched the area before approaching government.

She said there were no hard facts at that time about how many people had disabilities in Ireland, or what their needs were. He used that information to influence the State to say these were the numbers, these were their needs and this is what you needed to do for them.

She pointed out that in 1977 35 per cent of association members were totally confined to their homes. Poignantly, the earl was included in a chapter of a commemorative book launched this week in Croke Park, Extraordinary Lives, to mark the 50th anniversary of the association.

Born in 1939, he was the son of Richard Southwell Windham Robert Wyndham-Quin, sixth Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, and Nancy Yuille. He married Geraldine McAleer in 1969 and was confined to a wheelchair after suffering from polio when he was a schoolboy. Educated at Ludgrove School, Berkshire, England, and Le Rosey School, Rolle, Switzerland, he succeeded to the title in 1965.

Valentine Richard Quin was created a baronet in 1781, becoming the first Earl of Dunraven and the title Mount-Earl was added in 1816. The family had a succession of MPs and the fourth earl was a senator in the Irish Free State. The family were among the largest landowners in Co Limerick. The seventh earl sold the family home, Adare Manor, and its contents in the Eighties for a reputed £2m and it became the hotel and golf resort after being purchased by Irish-American businessman Tom Kane. Adare Manor is set on a 840-acre estate and former US President Bill Clinton stayed there in 1998.

The earl lived with his family in nearby Kilgobbin House.

The earl is also survived by his sisters Melissa and Caroline. His funeral will take place this Wednesday at 12 noon at St Nicholas Church, Adare, Co Limerick.

For almost one hundred years the Earl and his family provided the famous running grounds at Clounanna for the Irish Cup.
When the Irish Cup moved to a new venue in 2000, the Earl maintained a huge interest in the event and he was overjoyed when his nomination Castle Pines won the Irish Cup in February 2005.

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Post by: rosnarun on March 29, 2011, 01:46:10 AM
Not funny lads. This could happen to uhu.

Could? Death comes to us all Tony.
I'm holding out for a cure to death.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying
woody allen
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Post by: Orior on March 30, 2011, 10:29:47 PM
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.


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Post by: pintsofguinness on March 30, 2011, 11:25:50 PM
 
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.


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:D
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Post by: muppet on March 31, 2011, 12:28:28 AM
Harry Coover Jr, age 94, inventor of Super Glue. He came to a sticky end.


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Hmmm the last person I saw doing that had just scored 3 times in Paris. I wonder what she was at?
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Post by: Sandino on March 31, 2011, 03:56:00 PM
Haulage magnate Edward Stobart, who built up the Eddie Stobart lorry empire and ran it for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 56.

BBC.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dave on March 31, 2011, 04:12:25 PM
Haulage magnate Edward Stobart, who built up the Eddie Stobart lorry empire and ran it for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 56.

BBC.

A young man he was.
I have a few mates who drive for the company.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on March 31, 2011, 08:25:22 PM
Haulage magnate Edward Stobart, who built up the Eddie Stobart lorry empire and ran it for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 56.

BBC.

Ironic that he was limited to 56.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on March 31, 2011, 09:57:06 PM
Just wondering - is there a good age to die?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Myles Na G. on April 02, 2011, 08:57:57 AM
RIP my cousin Paulie, recently passed on account of a massive addiction to brake fluid. Poor Paulie. He just couldn't stop.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on April 02, 2011, 09:00:07 AM
Just wondering - is there a good age to die?

Early stone age.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orangemac on April 02, 2011, 09:03:33 AM
Neighbour of mine was sick for a while. Doctor suggested covering him in grease but after that he went downhill quickly.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 02, 2011, 11:53:03 AM
My friend was suicidal and wanted some help to end it all, so I pushed him under a steam train. He was chuffed to bits.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on April 02, 2011, 01:54:57 PM
Just wondering - is there a good age to die?

Early stone age.

Bondage?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on April 02, 2011, 02:04:59 PM
Just wondering - is there a good age to die?

Early stone age.

Bondage?

keep your personal life personal !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on April 03, 2011, 08:13:30 PM
Haulage magnate Edward Stobart, who built up the Eddie Stobart lorry empire and ran it for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 56.

He was HGV positive.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on April 05, 2011, 11:36:21 PM
Haulage magnate Edward Stobart, who built up the Eddie Stobart lorry empire and ran it for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 56.

He was HGV positive.

Point well articulated.
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on April 05, 2011, 11:43:47 PM
TIRable puns here!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on April 05, 2011, 11:56:56 PM
TIRable puns here!

Blame Bob Monkhouse. I seen them on the trailer of one of his stand up comedy DVDs
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 06, 2011, 03:32:37 PM
I'll have no truck with bad puns.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on April 06, 2011, 03:39:00 PM
Cliches??...I've no axle to grind with them
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Post by: Denn Forever on April 09, 2011, 07:12:19 PM
Film Director Sidney Lumet aged 86.

My favourite 12 Angry Men.

http://www.rte.ie/ten/2011/0409/lumets.html
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Post by: AQMP on April 19, 2011, 03:30:43 PM
Nine times New York Marathon winner and 1983 World Champion Grete Waitz dies from cancer aged 57.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 20, 2011, 12:04:48 AM
Elisabeth Sladen - Doctor Who's Sarah-Jane Smith.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on April 20, 2011, 12:24:33 AM
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Elisabeth Sladen - Doctor Who's Sarah-Jane Smith

One of my first boyhood crushes aged prob 10.

She knew how to keep K9 in place. Great to see her return to a later Dr. Who. I am sad to hear she is dead.

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Post by: ross4life on April 20, 2011, 12:42:42 AM
Yep she was a good looker in her day & good actress.
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Post by: ziggysego on April 23, 2011, 01:23:16 PM
Only Fools and Horses writer John Sullivan has died. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on April 23, 2011, 02:02:11 PM
Only Fools and Horses writer John Sullivan has died. RIP

RIP. Was just watching him this morning on UK Gold....very talented writer
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Post by: muppet on April 24, 2011, 08:56:18 PM
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Sai Baba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba), a major Indian Guru, who predicted he would live to be 96, died today aged 84.
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Post by: cokers on April 24, 2011, 11:01:12 PM
Only Fools and Horses writer John Sullivan has died. RIP
Sorry to hear that. I wonder what sort of recognition/awards he got for writing those series
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Post by: Tony Baloney on May 01, 2011, 02:06:01 PM
Snooker commentator "Whispering" Ted Lowe has gone to the big commentary box in the sky, aged 90.
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Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 01, 2011, 09:01:22 PM
Henry Cooper aged 76.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on May 01, 2011, 09:07:08 PM
R.I.P. Henry Cooper

"Splash it all over !""
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on May 01, 2011, 09:09:30 PM
Henry Cooper aged 76.


Poor Henry...one of the few men to put Cassius Clay on his hole....RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gallsman on May 01, 2011, 09:14:42 PM
Henry Cooper aged 76.


Poor Henry...one of the few men to put Cassius Clay on his hole....RIP

I Muhammad Ali heard you call him that I'd still fancy him to knock you out!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on May 01, 2011, 09:17:05 PM
Henry Cooper aged 76.


Poor Henry...one of the few men to put Cassius Clay on his hole....RIP

I Muhammad Ali heard you call him that I'd still fancy him to knock you out!

Give me that in English???
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gallsman on May 01, 2011, 09:18:42 PM
Henry Cooper aged 76.


Poor Henry...one of the few men to put Cassius Clay on his hole....RIP

I Muhammad Ali heard you call him that I'd still fancy him to knock you out!

Give me that in English???

Sorry, I missed an "f". I was saying that if Muhammad Ali heard you calling him Cassius Clay etc. etc.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 01, 2011, 09:19:38 PM
Was he not Cassius Clay when he was put on his hole though?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gallsman on May 01, 2011, 09:20:30 PM
Was he not Cassius Clay when he was put on his hole though?

Does it matter?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 01, 2011, 09:21:23 PM
Was he not Cassius Clay when he was put on his hole though?

Does it matter?
Yes.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on May 01, 2011, 09:22:26 PM
Was he not Cassius Clay when he was put on his hole though?

Yep...100% right   that's why I said CC instead of MA :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on May 01, 2011, 10:25:58 PM
So long Henry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgPiyMpeEQY
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on May 01, 2011, 11:08:56 PM
Henry Cooper aged 76.

So long Henry indeed RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: dillinger on May 01, 2011, 11:49:59 PM
Has it been said? Richard Holmes tv historian died aged 65.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on May 02, 2011, 11:15:11 AM
Sad to hear about Ted Lowe and Henry Cooper.RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on May 02, 2011, 11:42:19 AM
not trying to be funny/smart in any way..but wasnt that perfect timing that Ted Lowe died on the morning of a World final;

if(when) yer gonna go, go in style
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on May 02, 2011, 02:59:17 PM
Pity though, he was well on his way to a 147.


Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: dillinger on May 02, 2011, 10:33:34 PM
not trying to be funny/smart in any way..but wasnt that perfect timing that Ted Lowe died on the morning of a World final;

90? not a bad break i reckon.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 05, 2011, 06:37:33 AM
The world's last known World War I combat veteran, Claude Choules, has died in Australia aged 110.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on May 05, 2011, 08:41:11 AM
Mabel the Blue Peter dog.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 06, 2011, 08:14:17 PM
According to Twitter Seve has passed away.is hanging on. An absolute legend.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gallsman on May 06, 2011, 08:16:39 PM
Accord to Twitter Seve has passed away. RIP if it is true. An absolute legend.

Reports on both BBC and Guardian today of his condition taking a severe turn for the worse. Didn't sound too hopeful.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: norabeag on May 07, 2011, 01:08:56 AM
Mabel the Blue Peter dog.
what about Shep. Is he still on the go? Him and Noaksey were some team back in the day
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on May 07, 2011, 01:22:53 AM
Mabel the Blue Peter dog.
what about Shep. Is he still on the go? Him and Noaksey were some team back in the day

Sadly Shep died 17th January 1987.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on May 07, 2011, 06:41:07 PM
Seve.

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on May 08, 2011, 08:04:36 PM
Kildare Mourns Death Of Journalist John Roddy 
2011-05-08 09:54:10

Kildare GAA and journalism circles are today mourning the death of one of its best known members.

John Roddy from Allenwood passed away overnight following illness.

John who wrote for both the national and local papers about sport and community news was also a KFM GAA match commentator and reporter for a number of years unitl the time of his illness.

KFM CEO Clem Ryan has paid tribute to John Roddy, saying he was an excellent journalist who's reports whether in the Kildare Nationalist or on KFM will be missed. 

He extended KFM'S deepst sympathies to John's wife and family.

Today's senior championship football match between Allenwood and Round Towers at Newbridge at 2 o'clock will go ahead at the request of John's family.




John was an absolute gentleman and a great ambassador for Kildare. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.
 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on May 09, 2011, 11:48:18 AM
Howth faithful bemused at bin Laden memorial services (from the Irish Times)

CONOR POPE

CHURCHGOING RESIDENTS of Howth, Co Dublin, were bewildered to see Osama bin Laden listed for two memorial services in their parish newsletter yesterday morning.

The Catholic Church in the seaside town had named the terrorist – shot dead by US navy seals in a heavily-fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last Sunday – among those to whom it planned to devote a Mass.

In addition to carrying information about upcoming communions and confirmations, the Church of the Assumption newsletter also contained a brief announcement which read: “Osama Bin Laden (recently deceased)”, adding that the man who had topped America’s most wanted list for more than a decade was scheduled to have two Masses said in his honour next Thursday at 8am and 10am.

The information was also carried, without any further explanation or clarification, on the church’s website.

A number of parishioners were shocked at the appearance of the late al-Qaeda leader on the shortlist of people who were due to be remembered by the parish this week, but assumed the information was correct.

One said he did not really know what to make of the scheduled Masses and added that he would need to reflect on it for some time before deciding if it was an appropriate step for the church to take.

In a reflection of the growing influence of social media in Ireland, news of the proposed bin Laden service spread quickly via Twitter, with some users speculating that the decision was a genuinely Christian act of forgiveness and others marvelling at the insensitivity of the move.

However, a spokeswoman for the Dublin archdiocese expressed surprise that such a Mass would be scheduled. She subsequently confirmed that it was a hoax.

She said someone had telephoned the church last week asking that two services to be dedicated to the infamous al-Qaeda leader’s memory.

His name had been taken without question by a church official and included on the list for upcoming prayers without the sanction of parish priest Msgr Brendan Houlihan.

Msgr Houlihan was said to be very upset at bin Laden’s inclusion on the Mass list and insisted that under no circumstances would a memorial service be held in the church for the deceased terrorist.

“A lot of hurt has been caused by this hoax,” the archdiocese spokeswoman said, shortly before this week’s newsletter was taken down from the church’s website.

 :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on May 09, 2011, 12:22:59 PM
Howth faithful bemused at bin Laden memorial services (from the Irish Times)

CONOR POPE

CHURCHGOING RESIDENTS of Howth, Co Dublin, were bewildered to see Osama bin Laden listed for two memorial services in their parish newsletter yesterday morning.

The Catholic Church in the seaside town had named the terrorist – shot dead by US navy seals in a heavily-fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last Sunday – among those to whom it planned to devote a Mass.

In addition to carrying information about upcoming communions and confirmations, the Church of the Assumption newsletter also contained a brief announcement which read: “Osama Bin Laden (recently deceased)”, adding that the man who had topped America’s most wanted list for more than a decade was scheduled to have two Masses said in his honour next Thursday at 8am and 10am.

The information was also carried, without any further explanation or clarification, on the church’s website.

A number of parishioners were shocked at the appearance of the late al-Qaeda leader on the shortlist of people who were due to be remembered by the parish this week, but assumed the information was correct.

One said he did not really know what to make of the scheduled Masses and added that he would need to reflect on it for some time before deciding if it was an appropriate step for the church to take.

In a reflection of the growing influence of social media in Ireland, news of the proposed bin Laden service spread quickly via Twitter, with some users speculating that the decision was a genuinely Christian act of forgiveness and others marvelling at the insensitivity of the move.

However, a spokeswoman for the Dublin archdiocese expressed surprise that such a Mass would be scheduled. She subsequently confirmed that it was a hoax.

She said someone had telephoned the church last week asking that two services to be dedicated to the infamous al-Qaeda leader’s memory.

His name had been taken without question by a church official and included on the list for upcoming prayers without the sanction of parish priest Msgr Brendan Houlihan.
Msgr Houlihan was said to be very upset at bin Laden’s inclusion on the Mass list and insisted that under no circumstances would a memorial service be held in the church for the deceased terrorist.

“A lot of hurt has been caused by this hoax,” the archdiocese spokeswoman said, shortly before this week’s newsletter was taken down from the church’s website.

 :D

The bit in bold is brilliant.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on May 09, 2011, 01:57:18 PM
The bit in bold is brilliant.

Aye. What, if anything at all, was going though the church official's mind when s/he transcribed "Osama Bin Laden (recently deceased)"!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Kerry Mike on May 09, 2011, 05:49:01 PM
Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt killed in accident in Giro d'Italia today

Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt has died following a crash during the third stage of the Giro d'Italia on Monday.

Leopard-Trek rider Weylandt, 26, crashed badly on the descent of the dangerous Passo del Bocco climb and received emergency treatment including cardiac massage at the scene of the accident.

Television shots showed the rider bleeding heavily and lying unconscious on the ground. His team later confirmed that he had died.

The stage was won by Spain's Angel Vicioso but his victory was overshadowed by the sad events earlier.

Leopard Trek spokesman Tim Vanderjeugd told Press Association Sport: 'I can confirm the death of Wouter Weylandt. He was taken to hospital but had already died at the scene.'

Giro race doctor Professor Giovanni Tredici told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper: 'Weylandt was the victim of a fall and we are still trying to reconstruct the dynamics of what happened.

'We tried immediately but he was already unconscious, his condition was already compromised. We tried for 40 minutes to resuscitate him but there was nothing we could do.'

A further statement from Leopard Trek general manager Brian Nygaard read: 'Today, our team-mate and friend Wouter Weylandt passed away after a crash on the third stage of the Giro d'Italia.

'The team is left in a state of shock and sadness and we send all our thoughts and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Wouter.

'This is a difficult day for cycling and for our team, and we should all seek support and strength in the people close to us.'

The podium celebration at the end of the race was cancelled by organisers.

Weylandt won stage three of the same race last year, and also stage 17 of the 2008 Vuelta a Espana.

Tributes were quick to emerge from other riders.

Mark Cavendish said on Twitter: 'Things like this shouldn't happen. Absolutely sick to the stomach. My thoughts are with his family. RIP Wouter Weylandt.'

Australian Robbie McEwan simply said he was 'devastated'.

A statement from the International Cycling Union (UCI) read: 'On behalf of the whole cycling family, the UCI president Pat McQuaid wishes to extend his deepest sympathies to all members of Weylandt's family, all his friends and team-mates, but also to all his colleagues on the Giro, who will have to overcome their grief to continue in the race.'
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on May 09, 2011, 07:46:55 PM
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Elisabeth Sladen - Doctor Who's Sarah-Jane Smith

One of my first boyhood crushes aged prob 10.

She knew how to keep K9 in place. Great to see her return to a later Dr. Who. I am sad to hear she is dead.

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Post by: Nally Stand on May 12, 2011, 02:56:32 PM
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of Francis Hughes after 59 days on Hunger Strike
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RIP

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Post by: ross4life on May 15, 2011, 07:40:04 PM
Philip Greene RTE commentator RIP.
http://www.rte.ie/sport/2011/0515/greene.html

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on May 17, 2011, 02:54:12 PM
Sean Dunphy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvVytx-7bLo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvVytx-7bLo)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Boy Wonder on May 17, 2011, 11:33:27 PM
Sean Dunphy - Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Dunphy
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on May 18, 2011, 10:00:00 AM
Immature Ireland. RIP............ yet again.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on May 18, 2011, 11:02:39 AM
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What, if anything at all, was going though the church official's mind when s/he transcribed "Osama Bin Laden (recently deceased)"!

It's hard to get good staff.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on May 18, 2011, 11:57:57 AM
Given the Christian directive to love one's enemies and to pray for the dead, what exactly is the issue with praying for OBL and how can a Christian cleric justify a refusal to pray for somebody?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on May 18, 2011, 12:45:20 PM
And why is that only us Atheists notice these things?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on May 18, 2011, 12:46:52 PM
And why is that only us Atheists notice these things?

I thought you were a humanist?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on May 18, 2011, 12:48:02 PM
It's probably down to an unhealthy obsession with reason and logic.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross matt on May 19, 2011, 08:07:47 AM
Garrett Fitzgerald according to Today FM. R.I.P
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 19, 2011, 08:17:37 AM
Very sad. A politician of the fullest integrity. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on May 19, 2011, 08:21:16 AM
First person to say "he made a great contribution to peace" gets a boot in the balls.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on May 19, 2011, 08:29:30 AM
He was very active until near the end.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on May 19, 2011, 08:41:17 AM
First person to say "he made a great contribution to peace" gets a boot in the balls.

 :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on May 19, 2011, 08:58:43 AM
RIP Indeed. Definitely not the stereotypical politician, sometimes a little aloof. There is an anecdote about how he was on a constituency visit down to Cork in the mid 80s, and saw all the red and white flags on poles as Cork went towards another hurling All Ireland Final. Apparently he was astonished at the depth of support for Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Polish Party in Cork :)

RIP Garrett, you did well.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on May 19, 2011, 09:13:57 AM
First person to say "he made a great contribution to peace" gets a boot in the balls.

 :D

Ballbags.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on May 19, 2011, 09:30:23 AM
First person to say "he made a great contribution to peace" gets a boot in the balls.

 :D

 
Mayo is right Ulick, a better term is boot in the ballbag.

Ballbags.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on May 19, 2011, 09:48:22 AM
RIP Indeed. Definitely not the stereotypical politician, sometimes a little aloof. There is an anecdote about how he was on a constituency visit down to Cork in the mid 80s, and saw all the red and white flags on poles as Cork went towards another hurling All Ireland Final. Apparently he was astonished at the depth of support for Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Polish Party in Cork :)

RIP Garrett, you did well.

Hmm... sounds suspiciously like the story about John McGuffin and Jerry Rubin:

One day in the late 1960s, when we thought we’d heard
the chimes of freedom flashing, I drove to Dublin with
McGuffin and the American anarchist Jerry Rubin. A
mile or so out of Newry, McGuffin explained to the
fabled member of the Chicago Seven that the town we
were approaching was in the grip of revolution. The
risen people had turned en masse to anarchism. We’d
better barrel on through. If we stopped for a moment
the fevered proletariat would surely engulf us…

Down were in the All-Ireland final that weekend. Every
house, lamppost and telegraph pole was festooned with
red-and-black flags. Rubin was agog, at risk of
levitation when we passed under banners strung across
the streets, reading, “Up Down!”

“These people really got the revolutionary ethic”,
enthused the ecstatic Rubin.

“As much as yourself, comrade”, allowed the gracious
McGuffin.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on May 19, 2011, 09:54:45 AM
RIP Indeed. Definitely not the stereotypical politician, sometimes a little aloof. There is an anecdote about how he was on a constituency visit down to Cork in the mid 80s, and saw all the red and white flags on poles as Cork went towards another hurling All Ireland Final. Apparently he was astonished at the depth of support for Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Polish Party in Cork :)

RIP Garrett, you did well.

Hmm... sounds suspiciously like the story about John McGuffin and Jerry Rubin:

One day in the late 1960s, when we thought we’d heard
the chimes of freedom flashing, I drove to Dublin with
McGuffin and the American anarchist Jerry Rubin. A
mile or so out of Newry, McGuffin explained to the
fabled member of the Chicago Seven that the town we
were approaching was in the grip of revolution. The
risen people had turned en masse to anarchism. We’d
better barrel on through. If we stopped for a moment
the fevered proletariat would surely engulf us…

Down were in the All-Ireland final that weekend. Every
house, lamppost and telegraph pole was festooned with
red-and-black flags. Rubin was agog, at risk of
levitation when we passed under banners strung across
the streets, reading, “Up Down!”

“These people really got the revolutionary ethic”,
enthused the ecstatic Rubin.

“As much as yourself, comrade”, allowed the gracious
McGuffin.

Or the Greek fanstthat were astounded at the love and support for their European Championiship Finalist team as they toured Waterford in 2004.

Lucky they didn't visit Mayo as we were supporting their opponents, Portugal.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on May 19, 2011, 10:02:36 AM
First person to say "he made a great contribution to peace" gets a boot in the balls.

 :D

 
Mayo is right Ulick, a better term is boot in the ballbag.

Ballbags.

Nally when the United Ireland comes, I hope it is nothing you ever hoped for.
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Post by: AZOffaly on May 19, 2011, 10:13:21 AM
This is from an Olivia O'Leary article in 1984. So I didn't make it up :)

'He's not one of the good old boys and he doesn't pre. tend to be. He admits happily that when he was a young¬ster one of his favourite books was a girl's school story called "Bashful Fifteen". He's never felt any compunction to pay slavish tribute to the nation's sacred cows.

During the 1982 February election campaign, the Fitz¬Gerald bus pulled up in a village in Co Cork. A large Teddy swathed in red and white was pushed through the bus door at Garret. It was a lovely Teddy, he exclaimed, and what did the red and white stand for? Was it a symbol of Polish Solidarity, he asked. The Cork faces looked up at him in¬credulously out of the wet night. Sean Power, the Corkman who was press officer for the campaign, put his head in his hands and groaned. "They're the Cork colours, boy" he wept "they're the Cork colours." "Really?" said FitzGerald happily. It didn't bother Garret that he didn't know the Cork colours. He doesn't measure his Irishness in terms of shamrocks or Guinness or even the bould Thady Quill.'
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on May 20, 2011, 12:48:54 AM
He made a great contribution to peace..
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on May 20, 2011, 06:06:50 PM
Wrestler Randy Savage Killed In Car Accident today RIP
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Post by: AZOffaly on May 20, 2011, 07:52:49 PM
Wrestler Randy Savage Killed In Car Accident today RIP

Yep Ross, the Macho Man is dead. Sounds like it wasn't just a normal crash though.

SEMINOLE, Fla. -- Professional wrestling star Randy "Macho Man" Savage died in a Seminole car crash Friday morning. He was 58.

The web site TMZ reported that Savage suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel of his vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed Savage did indeed die in the crash after notifying his next of kin.

While the FHP says Savage may have had a "medical event," it would not be confirmed until an autopsy is performed.

 According to the initial FHP report, a 2009 Jeep Wrangler was traveling west on SR-694 when it went out of control just west of the intersection of 113th Street North.

The Jeep went over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and hit a tree head-on.

A female passenger suffered minor injuries.

Savage, whose real name is Randall Mario Poffo, is best known as a wrestler for the WWF, WCW and WWE throughout the 1980s, 90s and first part of the 2000s.

Savage is known for his trademark bandana, sunglasses and "Oooh yeah!" catchphrase.

Another wrestling superstar, Hulk Hogan, said on his Twitter feed Friday, "I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate."

In another tweet, Hogan said, "He had so much life in his eyes & his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him."



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/articles/2011/05/20/20110520wrestling-macho-man-randy-savage-dies-age-58.html#ixzz1Mv769AW0
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on May 21, 2011, 11:21:07 PM
Today marks the 30th anniversary of two of the 1981 Hunger Strikers, Ray McCreesh, after 61 days on Hunger Strike
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And also of Patsy O'Hara, also after 61 days without food
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RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 21, 2011, 11:35:07 PM
You have the wrong photo up Nally, also I'd suggest you make a new thread, an anniversary thread maybe
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on May 21, 2011, 11:40:13 PM
You have the wrong photo up Nally, also I'd suggest you make a new thread, an anniversary thread maybe
Woops, Ray McCreesh's pic up twice. Apologies MR2, corrected.
Didn't really want to put up a new thread for anniversaries, may as well keep it to this one thread, just wanted to put up a quick post to mark the anniversary.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 21, 2011, 11:49:29 PM
I remember the days like they were yesterday!! Crazy times, the riots were mad and heading to school the next day with all the roads all covered with burnt out buses, lorries, trucks. Is it any wonder I was shite at school
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on May 21, 2011, 11:51:42 PM
I remember the days like they were yesterday!! Crazy times, the riots were mad and heading to school the next day with all the roads all covered with burnt out buses, lorries, trucks. Is it any wonder I was shite at school
Yes, you were a dopey cnut.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: thebigfella on May 21, 2011, 11:54:51 PM
You have the wrong photo up Nally, also I'd suggest you make a new thread, an anniversary thread maybe
Woops, Ray McCreesh's pic up twice. Apologies MR2, corrected.
Didn't really want to put up a new thread for anniversaries, may as well keep it to this one thread, just wanted to put up a quick post to mark the anniversary.

Why not put up a hunger strikers anniversaries thread?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 21, 2011, 11:58:29 PM
Thanks hardstation, I'm making up for it now
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on May 22, 2011, 12:06:48 AM
You have the wrong photo up Nally, also I'd suggest you make a new thread, an anniversary thread maybe
Woops, Ray McCreesh's pic up twice. Apologies MR2, corrected.
Didn't really want to put up a new thread for anniversaries, may as well keep it to this one thread, just wanted to put up a quick post to mark the anniversary.

Why not put up a hunger strikers anniversaries thread?
Didn't really want to put up a new thread for anniversaries
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on May 22, 2011, 12:09:49 AM
I remember the days like they were yesterday!! Crazy times, the riots were mad and heading to school the next day with all the roads all covered with burnt out buses, lorries, trucks. Is it any wonder I was shite at school
:D
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Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on May 22, 2011, 12:24:30 AM
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Victor Hugo - R.I.P. - 22 May 1885
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 28, 2011, 08:08:11 AM
Jeff Conaway, Kenickie from Grease,aged 60
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on May 28, 2011, 10:35:54 AM
Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and musician regarded as the 'Godfather of Rap', has died in New York.

Scott-Heron's Jamaican father, Gilbert "Gil" Heron, nicknamed "The Black Arrow", was a football (soccer) player who, in the 1950s, became the first black athlete to play for Glasgow's Celtic Football Club.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: NAG1 on June 01, 2011, 03:27:24 PM
RIP Niall White Doora Barefield & Clare Footballer
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on June 03, 2011, 03:46:29 PM
Doctor Death - Jack Kevorkian.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43265235/ns/us_news-life?GT1=43001 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43265235/ns/us_news-life?GT1=43001)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on June 04, 2011, 10:07:01 PM
Peter Murphy. Quiz master on Cross Country Quiz! RTE staple in the 70s. Aged 88. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 04, 2011, 11:33:54 PM
Ah jayses. Peter Murphy. He belonged in the Ireland of Peig, Ireland's Own and Din Joe.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 06, 2011, 01:41:38 PM
BBCNI are reporting that Derek Brien from Meath was killed in Isle of Man TT Supersports race today.
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Post by: AQMP on June 06, 2011, 01:58:32 PM
Andrew Gold, singer songwriter.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on June 06, 2011, 02:15:16 PM
James Arness who played Marshall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke has died.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on June 06, 2011, 05:21:02 PM
Music producer (Stranglers, Buzzcocks, XTC, Human League etc) Martin Rushent aged 63
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on June 08, 2011, 12:33:26 PM
Roy Skelton, voice of TV show Rainbow's Zippy & George, has died aged 79. He was also one of the original voices of the Dr Who Daleks
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: All of a Sludden on June 09, 2011, 12:03:30 AM
Zippy and George are said to be speechless .
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on June 09, 2011, 12:25:40 AM
Can't let his passing go without remembering this classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kclq2zGQy4w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kclq2zGQy4w)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on June 10, 2011, 10:35:19 AM
Brian Lenihan
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on June 10, 2011, 10:40:38 AM
Just heard about Lenihan alright - Still a young man as well. Would have been a fierce critic of his and his policies but feel for his family
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on June 10, 2011, 10:45:05 AM
Nothing on RTE.ie yet.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 10, 2011, 10:47:09 AM
It's on local news in Donegal but not on RTE
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Post by: brokencrossbar1 on June 10, 2011, 10:49:09 AM
Just heard it on Today FM. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tubberman on June 10, 2011, 10:50:27 AM
Was on Newstalk and is on www.breakingnews.ie (http://www.breakingnews.ie)
Young man, very sad for his family. Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst - very little chance unfortunately. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on June 10, 2011, 10:50:55 AM
Amazingly it's on his Wikipedia page.  Only 52, sad for his family and friends. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Capt Pat on June 10, 2011, 10:51:09 AM
RTE are dragging their heals. Sad for his family but the sooner the family dynasties are gone out of Irish politics better.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bogball XV on June 10, 2011, 10:54:13 AM
RTE are dragging their heals. Sad for his family but the sooner the family dynasties are gone out of Irish politics better.
waiting for the official statement to be released at 11.00am
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Capt Pat on June 10, 2011, 10:55:17 AM
Amazingly it's on his Wikipedia page.  Only 52, sad for his family and friends. RIP

His wiki page still has him in the present tense.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Subbie on June 10, 2011, 10:55:29 AM
RTE can't cope with the fact that Dublin is now a FF TD free zone.
RIP Brian Lenihan, very young to die.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Capt Pat on June 10, 2011, 10:57:29 AM
RTE can't cope with the fact that Dublin is now a FF TD free zone.
RIP Brian Lenihan, very young to die.

Maybe all the fianna fail appointees like Tubrdee will lose their jobs in rte now.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: armaghniac on June 10, 2011, 11:03:57 AM
Quote
RTE can't cope with the fact that Dublin is now a FF TD free zone.

RTE are behaving respectfully. There is no public interest in releasing this information until the family do.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Subbie on June 10, 2011, 11:40:13 AM
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0610/lenihanb.html.
RTE have released it now.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on June 20, 2011, 03:22:25 PM
Sad News
Munster mourn the passing of fitness coach
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 02:12 PM

Munster fitness coach Paul Darbyshire died this morning.

Participants in the Munster Cycle for Paul Darbyshire and MND Research were told of the tragic news by Munster captain Paul O’Connell before they set off on Stage Two of the cycle, which is hoped to raise in the region of €100,000.

Over 50 people, including Ireland head coach Declan Kidney, set off from Musgrave Park yesterday morning at 10.30am, arriving at Thomond Park at approximately 4pm to complete the 100km of stage One of the cycle.

Among those cycling were Ronan O’Gara, Billy Holland, Daragh Hurley, David Wallace and Tony Buckley while Mick O’Driscoll and Denis Fogarty joined in for today’s stage from Limerick to Roscrea.

All the players are registered on the mycharity.ie website so as to raise funds for Paul Darbyshire and Motor Neurone Disease research.

The news of Darbyshire’s passing came through early this morning, leading to a brief delay before the group set off for Roscrea.

Darbyshire is survived by his wife Lyndsey and four children, two sons and two daughters.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Bingo on June 20, 2011, 03:49:39 PM
Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame killed in a car crash night according to reports.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 20, 2011, 04:25:47 PM
Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame killed in a car crash night according to reports.

Tweeted a photo of himself earlier that night, looked to be on the beer. Was he driving?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gawa316 on June 21, 2011, 02:07:34 PM
Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame killed in a car crash night according to reports.

Is he or isn't he?

Rumours doing the rounds it was all a hoax
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 21, 2011, 02:25:02 PM
Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame killed in a car crash night according to reports.

Is he or isn't he?

Rumours doing the rounds it was all a hoax

Yeah, he's got a time-share apartment with Elvis and Tupac.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
RIP Peter Falk AKA Columbo
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 24, 2011, 06:43:22 PM
RIP Peter Falk AKA Columbo

Just one more thing.....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Boycey on June 24, 2011, 08:26:42 PM
Best tv cop ever...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on June 24, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
RIP Peter Falk AKA Columbo

Just one more thing.....
what sort of car did columbo drive in the films
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: andoireabu on June 24, 2011, 08:43:00 PM
RIP Peter Falk AKA Columbo

Just one more thing.....
what sort of car did columbo drive in the films
Peugeot 403 convertible
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No black reek flying out the back of it either!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 30, 2011, 09:33:26 PM
David Dunseith
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on June 30, 2011, 09:37:43 PM
Sad to hear that. His voice will always remind me of the post-ceasefire period and all the wrangling.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 30, 2011, 10:06:34 PM
David Dunseith
Minder gets another one. Always liked Dunseith.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 30, 2011, 10:08:00 PM
Thought there was a bit of ill will towards him on here a few months back.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerry on June 30, 2011, 10:17:19 PM
Spent many a dinnertime listening to david and talkback. May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 30, 2011, 10:20:59 PM
Thought there was a bit of ill will towards him on here a few months back.
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=19234.0 (http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=19234.0)

Didn't get much of a retirement.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 30, 2011, 10:30:51 PM
Thought there was a bit of ill will towards him on here a few months back.

There was Minder

Outstanding broadcaster in my opinion, during the late 80's early 90's I listened to his show for many years and thought he was fair, witty and couldn't be messed around with
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 30, 2011, 10:41:00 PM
I used to enjoy listening to him on talkback. He spent a crazy weekend in Greencastle, back in 1980, playing golf with Nick Faldo, drinking with Vera Duckworth, Mike Baldwin & half the cast of Corrie and singing with Johnny Logan.

RIP David.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 30, 2011, 10:47:51 PM
I used to enjoy listening to him on talkback. He spent a crazy weekend in Greencastle, back in 1980, playing golf with Nick Faldo, drinking with Vera Duckworth, Mike Baldwin & half the cast of Corrie and singing with Johnny Logan.

RIP David.
These aren't real people.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on June 30, 2011, 10:49:03 PM
The people that play them Tony.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on June 30, 2011, 10:57:01 PM
Always seemed a decent sort, RIP David.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on June 30, 2011, 11:06:42 PM
Thats sad news, a voice from childhood and young adulthood. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: dillinger on June 30, 2011, 11:16:36 PM
Seemed a nice guy David, not so long after his lovely wife Roisin. Not heard what, but guess cancer >:(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on July 01, 2011, 10:40:37 AM
Good broadcaster, made Talkback a great programme, always seemed fair to me?

RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on July 02, 2011, 12:23:03 PM
Former Alliance Party leader dies: The first leader of the Alliance Party, Oliver Napier, dies at the age of 75.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: deiseach on July 02, 2011, 12:38:31 PM
Saw a bit of David Dunseith in the mid 90's and he was very good, giving everyone a fair hearing but not letting freaks away with, well, being freaks. But if so many people here think he was a fair minded presenter, does that mean themmuns think he was outrageously biased? Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: armaghniac on July 05, 2011, 04:27:43 PM
Andrew Boyd, author of the excellent Holy War in Belfast has died aged 90.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/socialist-writer-andrew-boyd-dies-16019797.html

Anyone interested in the long term background to recent events in East Belfast should read this book.

I am pretty sure that Oliver Napier and David Dunseith were familiar with it.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on July 07, 2011, 06:18:56 PM
George Kimball

http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/12903-george-kimball-1943-2011 (http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/12903-george-kimball-1943-2011)

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ludermor on July 07, 2011, 06:20:49 PM
the news of the world...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on July 07, 2011, 07:11:33 PM
George Kimball

http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/12903-george-kimball-1943-2011 (http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/12903-george-kimball-1943-2011)

Sad to hear that. A good writer. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on July 08, 2011, 09:52:55 AM
Kimball was excellent and his columns in the Times were always worth a read - nice tribute from Hauser
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 11, 2011, 09:02:03 PM
Alex Hay. Very sad, always liked listening to him and could always be heard laughing in the background when Alliss went off on a ramble.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on July 11, 2011, 09:03:22 PM
Alex Hay. Very sad, always liked listening to him and could always be heard laughing in the background when Alliss went off on a ramble.

Ah......he was my favourite of the lot. Open week as well.

Alliss is not the same without him. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on July 12, 2011, 03:27:37 PM
Mayor Michael Browne of Cashel, Co. Tipperary. He was the Sinn Fein mayor that shook the English Queen's hand on her visit to Ireland.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on July 12, 2011, 04:12:32 PM
What happened him?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 12, 2011, 04:21:50 PM
What happened him?
"A long battle with cancer".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerrykeegan on July 13, 2011, 08:49:01 AM
Motorhead legend Wurzel has died aged 61, the band has announced.
The guitarist, real name Michael Burston, died at the weekend from a heart attack
Wurz was pouring a Guinness and cracking a joke when he succumbed to a heart attack. At least we know he went with a smile."
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 18, 2011, 12:37:02 PM
Laurence McElhinney the last surviving parent of the Bloody Sunday dead had passed away.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: bcarrier on July 23, 2011, 05:23:21 PM
Amy Winehouse according to twitter
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Zulu on July 23, 2011, 05:30:48 PM
Jesus, I hope that's not true.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: supersub on July 23, 2011, 05:38:42 PM
Confirmed
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Blowitupref on July 23, 2011, 05:40:15 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2018020/Amy-Winehouse-confirmed-dead.html

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BarryBreensBandage on July 23, 2011, 08:04:50 PM
Another genius to die at the age of 27 (as did Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones)

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on July 23, 2011, 08:37:09 PM
Very young.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: boojangles on July 23, 2011, 10:18:02 PM
Another genius to die at the age of 27 (as did Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones)

RIP

Very sad. A waste of talent. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: laoislad on July 24, 2011, 12:13:03 AM
Amazing what passes for a genius nowadays  ::)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 24, 2011, 12:16:08 AM
Amazing what passes for a genius nowadays  ::)
Easy on, you'll have boojangles reaching for the Kleenex again. Have some respect for the passing of another celebrity (no doubt at her own scrawny hand).
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: boojangles on July 24, 2011, 12:22:56 AM
Amazing what passes for a genius nowadays  ::)
Easy on, you'll have boojangles reaching for the Kleenex again. Have some respect for the passing of another celebrity (no doubt at her own scrawny hand).

Kittensoft Tony. Kittensoft.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on July 24, 2011, 12:23:40 AM
What's wrong with saying RIP for Amy Winehouse? Wasn't she on the RIP most of the time anyway?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 24, 2011, 12:29:08 AM
What's wrong with saying RIP for Amy Winehouse? Wasn't she on the RIP most of the time anyway?
I had assumed she got her shit together as she was rarely in the news of late but then a few weeks ago there was footage of her in Belgrade or somewhere where it was obvious she was on the junk. So it's a pity how things worked out for her but the same happens every weekend in Ireland.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on July 26, 2011, 06:25:45 PM
We should always respect the dead, even if the person was ugly, had sailor tattoos, slurred their speech, lived with a lifelong addiction and relied upon a fix to get through the day... RIP Popeye.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on July 27, 2011, 01:10:49 AM
US Olympic skier Jeret Peterson commits suicide in Utah

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/us_olympic_skier_jeret_peterson_etV3h9C4HbVHsBdOBAXujM#ixzz1TGAZR0Ut

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: FL/MAYO on July 27, 2011, 04:06:26 AM
US Olympic skier Jeret Peterson commits suicide in Utah

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/us_olympic_skier_jeret_peterson_etV3h9C4HbVHsBdOBAXujM#ixzz1TGAZR0Ut

RIP, sad story.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on July 28, 2011, 12:14:21 PM
Dan Peek of early 70s band America famous for the 1972 No 1 song "A Horse With No Name"
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on July 28, 2011, 06:34:39 PM
Dan Peek of early 70s band America famous for the 1972 No 1 song "A Horse With No Name"

The Galway Islander (Aran and 'Boffin) hippies I went to boarding school with played that song every morning. They used to sing along like it meant something really profound:

The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love


In the evenings they played the Sandman.

Great music, bizzarre lyrics. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Oraisteach on July 28, 2011, 06:57:08 PM
"For there ain't no one for to give you no pain"  What!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on July 28, 2011, 08:38:43 PM
"There were plants and birds and rocks and things". Right.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: tyrone86 on August 03, 2011, 11:59:16 PM
Bubba "Hightower" Smith
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on August 04, 2011, 08:41:13 AM
Just heard that on ESPN radio this morning. Poor Aul' Hightower.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 04, 2011, 09:54:38 AM
RIP Hightower
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on August 04, 2011, 11:16:03 AM
Yama, yama, yama, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaama.

RIP Bubba 'Hightower' Smith.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on August 11, 2011, 01:50:27 PM
James Kelly, ex-Irish News journalist.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on August 11, 2011, 02:17:58 PM
James Kelly, ex-Irish News journalist.

Had a lot of time for him. Amazing the amount of times you hear of a death soon after that person retires. 100 years young.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on August 11, 2011, 04:43:01 PM
James Kelly, ex-Irish News journalist.

I loved reading this columns in the Irish News. I wealth of knowledge and history about it.

RIP James Kelly.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Boycey on August 22, 2011, 10:48:14 AM

The Manchester United Thread.... http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=32.0

Its been in intensive care for months now but has finally deceased. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: armaghniac on August 22, 2011, 03:48:54 PM
Quote
Had a lot of time for him. Amazing the amount of times you hear of a death soon after that person retires. 100 years young.

There are two cases of this. One where some retires at fixed age of 65 or whatever. The other is where someone self employed retires at a later age or time of their choice, in this cases retirement often occurs as their health is failing.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: heffo on August 22, 2011, 06:15:24 PM
James Foran - Chairman of the Dublin CCC.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: nrico2006 on August 23, 2011, 08:29:37 AM
Sad to hear of the death of Mick McLean from the St Agnes Club in Belfast.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: NAG1 on August 23, 2011, 12:20:09 PM
+ 1 RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 28, 2011, 12:45:03 PM
Iran embassy SAS commander John McAleese dies
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on August 29, 2011, 09:04:12 AM
Len Ganley - Snooker Ref


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/snooker/14704328.stm
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Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2011, 09:49:28 AM
Ah. Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on August 29, 2011, 10:02:49 AM
In memorium of Len.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVSd74XdZ_E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVSd74XdZ_E)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Blowitupref on September 05, 2011, 09:48:01 PM
65th Birthday today, RIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC4ZOxpu2rs
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on September 10, 2011, 01:40:09 PM
Brendan Rodgers' father Malachy, from Carnlough i think, might be known to some of our North Antrim posters.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on September 10, 2011, 01:51:35 PM
Sorry to hear that. Puts Arsenal's supposed 'crisis' into persepctive.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tyrones own on September 10, 2011, 03:59:01 PM
65th Birthday today, RIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC4ZOxpu2rs
One of the absolute greats through the years, the best vocalist hands down imo!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: balladmaker on September 12, 2011, 04:08:46 PM
Andy Whitfield, played the part of Spartacus in 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' ... 39 years old.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2036389/Andy-Whitfield-dead-Spartacus-star-loses-battle-cancer-age-39.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2036389/Andy-Whitfield-dead-Spartacus-star-loses-battle-cancer-age-39.html)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Forever Green on September 12, 2011, 04:12:29 PM
Brendan Rodgers' father Malachy, from Carnlough i think, might be known to some of our North Antrim posters.

Funeral was today in Carnlough. Lost his battle with cancer on Friday night.

Condolences to the Rodgers family. RIP and God Bless
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: glens abu on September 12, 2011, 04:30:03 PM
Brendan Rodgers' father Malachy, from Carnlough i think, might be known to some of our North Antrim posters.

Funeral was today in Carnlough. Lost his battle with cancer on Friday night.

Condolences to the Rodgers family. RIP and God Bless

Do you know them Green,their Mother was called Christina do you know if her maidan name was McAllister?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Forever Green on September 12, 2011, 04:42:10 PM
Brendan Rodgers' father Malachy, from Carnlough i think, might be known to some of our North Antrim posters.

Funeral was today in Carnlough. Lost his battle with cancer on Friday night.

Condolences to the Rodgers family. RIP and God Bless

Do you know them Green,their Mother was called Christina do you know if her maidan name was McAllister?

Not 100% on this glens, but I think it might have been McCloy. Couldn't be positive on that though
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: glens abu on September 12, 2011, 04:49:57 PM
Brendan Rodgers' father Malachy, from Carnlough i think, might be known to some of our North Antrim posters.

Funeral was today in Carnlough. Lost his battle with cancer on Friday night.

Condolences to the Rodgers family. RIP and God Bless




Do you know them Green,their Mother was called Christina do you know if her maidan name was McAllister?

Not 100% on this glens, but I think it might have been McCloy. Couldn't be positive on that though

Thanks

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on September 12, 2011, 09:34:03 PM
Andy Whitfield.....Spartacus Blood and Sand...watched this show a few times and enjoyed it....39 years of age... :o

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-andy-whitfield-lymphoma-20110912,0,7280299.story
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Post by: lawnseed on September 13, 2011, 09:40:15 PM
Andy Whitfield.....Spartacus Blood and Sand...watched this show a few times and enjoyed it....39 years of age... :o

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-andy-whitfield-lymphoma-20110912,0,7280299.story
great show thoroughly enjoyed andy he didnt even look 39yrs.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on September 19, 2011, 09:59:35 AM
Ginger McCain - Trainer of Red Rum

http://www.rte.ie/sport/2011/0919/mccaing.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on September 19, 2011, 10:45:48 AM
No way. Ah that's sad. He was a good age I'd say?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on September 19, 2011, 01:45:48 PM
No way. Ah that's sad. He was a good age I'd say?

80

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/sep/19/ginger-mccain-dies-grand-national
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Post by: BennyHarp on September 19, 2011, 01:52:06 PM
Ginger McCain - Trainer of Red Rum

http://www.rte.ie/sport/2011/0919/mccaing.html

Thats very said - was a great character! RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 21, 2011, 06:29:59 PM
REM. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on September 21, 2011, 06:40:20 PM
Every dog has his day
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 21, 2011, 06:47:59 PM
Didn't they split a few years ago?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on September 21, 2011, 06:51:47 PM
Bad day
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Craigyhill Terror on September 21, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
Bad day

But not quite the end of the world etc, etc.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on September 21, 2011, 07:22:47 PM
Well not as we know it, no.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on September 21, 2011, 07:31:17 PM
Everybody parts.

(I'm hoping this new low will bring an end to this.)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on September 21, 2011, 07:31:44 PM
REM. RIP.

The split was inevitable.

But wait for the Continuity REM and the Real REM to appear soon.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ludraman on September 21, 2011, 07:39:09 PM
when i first met de mot she told be she luved rem. so i ran around the room pretending to be on me motorbike sayin rem rem rem rem rem rem rem. we got engaged de day after. cool no?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 21, 2011, 07:58:50 PM
when i first met de mot she told be she luved rem. so i ran around the room pretending to be on me motorbike sayin rem rem rem rem rem rem rem. we got engaged de day after. cool no?
Say what boy?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on September 22, 2011, 09:44:41 AM
Troy Davis.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 22, 2011, 10:14:36 AM
Troy Davis.

An absolute crime that this was allowed to happen.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: gerry on September 25, 2011, 08:33:26 AM
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Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Forever Green on September 25, 2011, 10:33:29 PM
Good f**king riddance to Gusty Spence
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 25, 2011, 10:37:38 PM
Yes while a vile man when carrying out those murders and commanding the UVF. He did change his views and like others from a different political view tried to make progress.

The other side would be saying the same if someone from the Shinners died
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Radda bout yeee on September 26, 2011, 12:45:23 PM
Heard very sad news today that the former Armagh stalwart and former player and manager of my own club Kieran McGurk died suddenly! The General was a legend! Sympathy to all his family!!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on September 26, 2011, 01:22:42 PM
Thayeb Awana, he of the backheel penalty, killed in car crash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcSY-MVE6ZU
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on September 26, 2011, 01:24:12 PM
Heard very sad news today that the former Armagh stalwart and former player and manager of my own club Kieran McGurk died suddenly! The General was a legend! Sympathy to all his family!!!

Seriously??
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: nrico2006 on September 26, 2011, 01:41:57 PM
Yes while a vile man when carrying out those murders and commanding the UVF. He did change his views and like others from a different political view tried to make progress.

The other side would be saying the same if someone from the Shinners died

I hear Ivan Cooper saying he was a good man.  What a pile of dung, he was a murdering sc**bag.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Applesisapples on September 26, 2011, 02:02:02 PM
Heard very sad news today that the former Armagh stalwart and former player and manager of my own club Kieran McGurk died suddenly! The General was a legend! Sympathy to all his family!!!

Seriously??
Yes its true, hard to believe he is only 50 at most.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on September 26, 2011, 02:04:39 PM
Just heard about Kieran McGurk's passing. Very sad Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on September 26, 2011, 02:48:21 PM
A great servant to football in Armagh.

RIP Kieran
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stew on September 26, 2011, 02:54:30 PM
Just heard about Kieran McGurk's passing. Very sad Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


We lost another great gael. I loved to watch McGurk play football for Armagh. RIP ,Kieran
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stew on September 26, 2011, 04:06:40 PM
Joe Houlahan passed away this morning, former Harps, Og's and county keeper Joe loved the Ogs and Armagh football, he traveled the Country watching Armagh play when he retired.

May God Bless you Joe and Keep you in the palm of his hand.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on September 26, 2011, 07:05:15 PM
Joe Houlahan passed away this morning, former Harps, Og's and county keeper Joe loved the Ogs and Armagh football, he traveled the Country watching Armagh play when he retired.

May God Bless you Joe and Keep you in the palm of his hand.
Gerard's father? 
Sorry to hear that too, RIP. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on September 26, 2011, 09:54:29 PM
Just heard about Kieran McGurk's passing. Very sad Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


We lost another great gael. I loved to watch McGurk play football for Armagh. RIP ,Kieran
+1
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on September 27, 2011, 03:12:19 PM
David Croft, co-writer and producer of classic comedies including 'Allo 'Allo, Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi dies at the age of 89.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stew on September 27, 2011, 04:10:08 PM
Joe Houlahan passed away this morning, former Harps, Og's and county keeper Joe loved the Ogs and Armagh football, he traveled the Country watching Armagh play when he retired.

May God Bless you Joe and Keep you in the palm of his hand.
Gerard's father? 
Sorry to hear that too, RIP.

Yes POG, Gerard is the third generation of Houlahan to play for Armagh, his Grandfather played for the County as did his Father.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on October 05, 2011, 01:07:13 PM
Bert Jansch, influential Scottish folk guitarist aged 67.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on October 05, 2011, 01:52:27 PM
England cricketer Graham Dilley aged 52

He of the famous Lillee c. Willey b. Dilley scorecard
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: passedit on October 05, 2011, 01:55:16 PM
England cricketer Graham Dilley aged 52

He of the famous Lillee c. Willey b. Dilley scorecard

But not 'The Batsman's Holding the Bowler's Willey'
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: sans pessimism on October 05, 2011, 01:56:33 PM
England cricketer Graham Dilley aged 52

He of the famous Lillee c. Willey b. Dilley scorecard

But not 'The Batsman's Holding the Bowler's Willey'
;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on October 06, 2011, 12:39:08 AM
Steve Jobs. RIP

What a man.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on October 06, 2011, 12:40:23 AM
Flip.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 06, 2011, 12:44:28 AM
Just heard. Shocked.

Steve Jobs RIP

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Main Street on October 06, 2011, 01:01:26 AM
Much loved, folk singer, songwriter, guitar extraordinaire, Bert Jansch died earlier today after spending 67 years on this planet.
Thank you Bert, for all your music.


http://entertainment.stv.tv/music/273409-scottish-folk-legend-bert-jansch-passes-away-at-67/ (http://entertainment.stv.tv/music/273409-scottish-folk-legend-bert-jansch-passes-away-at-67/)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on October 06, 2011, 01:08:48 AM
Just heard. Shocked.

Steve Jobs RIP

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/


Shocking news.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on October 06, 2011, 01:11:41 AM
Just heard. Shocked.

Steve Jobs RIP

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/
Having seen his last pictures it's not much of a shock TBH

RIP no doubt his legacy will live on.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mc_grens on October 06, 2011, 01:16:43 AM
Just heard. Shocked.

Steve Jobs RIP

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/
Having seen his last pictures it's not much of a shock TBH

RIP no doubt his legacy will live on.

He certainly made his mark on the modern world. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AbbeySider on October 06, 2011, 09:09:49 AM
Im very upset hearing the passing of Steve Jobs.
He was such an inspiration. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on October 11, 2011, 04:55:58 PM
Peter McDermott. "The man in the cap". RIP

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Post by: AQMP on October 11, 2011, 05:48:08 PM
Peter McDermott. "The man in the cap". RIP

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Ach poor aul Payter...RIP :(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on October 11, 2011, 05:53:58 PM
RIP indeed.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: sans pessimism on October 11, 2011, 06:13:49 PM
Passing of a legend
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on October 15, 2011, 11:34:38 AM
Coronation Street's Betty. No more Hot Pot in the Rovers Return.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on October 15, 2011, 11:46:33 AM
Peter McDermott. "The man in the cap". RIP

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The word "legend" is overused but it's too small a word to describe Peter's status. He was one of the architects of the modern GAA and nobody has ever contributed more to Meath football.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on October 16, 2011, 01:26:26 AM
Coronation Street actress Betty Driver dies, aged 91.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15320895
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on October 16, 2011, 02:00:05 AM
Cathal McLaughlin, father of Tyrone ladies player Sinead, died suddenly.

RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 16, 2011, 11:31:52 PM
British motorsport driver Dan Wheldon died in a huge accident at an Indycar Race in Las Vegas in the last hour or so

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/15330202.stm
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Post by: laoislad on October 17, 2011, 11:11:26 PM
British motorsport driver Dan Wheldon died in a huge accident at an Indycar Race in Las Vegas in the last hour or so

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/15330202.stm

Just seen the crash,feckin hell I dunno how more weren't killed
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 17, 2011, 11:16:17 PM
British motorsport driver Dan Wheldon died in a huge accident at an Indycar Race in Las Vegas in the last hour or so

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/15330202.stm

Just seen the crash,feckin hell I dunno how more weren't killed
Aye just seen it on the news earlier. Carnage. Crazy that so many cars are allowed to race wheel to wheel at 220mph.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on October 29, 2011, 03:12:28 PM
Jim'll Fix It
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: All of a Sludden on October 29, 2011, 03:20:56 PM
Jim'll Fix It


How's about that then!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on October 29, 2011, 03:33:52 PM
Jim'll Fix It


How's about that then!
That Louis Theroux interview with Jimmy was weird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzf_o71tn7w
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 29, 2011, 03:41:06 PM
Peter McDermott. "The man in the cap". RIP

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The word "legend" is overused but it's too small a word to describe Peter's status. He was one of the architects of the modern GAA and nobody has ever contributed more to Meath football.

Got this off Wiki so just wondering can any one confirm that it is true.

Peter McDermott had the unusual distinction of participation in five All-Ireland final matches in the four years between 1951 and 1954. He played in the 1951, 52 (draw and replay) and 54 finals and refereed the 1953 final. He is also the only man to referee an All-Ireland final both before and after winning one.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on October 29, 2011, 04:16:26 PM
It's all true.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on October 29, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
Sir Jimmy Saville

http://www.rte.ie/ten/2011/1029/savillej.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fionntamhnach on October 29, 2011, 06:39:16 PM
Jimmy Saville had personality oozing out of him until his ticker stopped. Very hard to replace someone like him. especially when you see who the bigger names are in todays media.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stew on November 05, 2011, 04:05:21 PM
Wyatt Knight, 56, an actor best known for portraying Tommy Turner in the three "Porky's" films, committed suicide Oct. 25 in Maui, said Eileen O'Farrell, a family spokeswoman.

An autopsy determined that Knight died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Associated Press reported.

In 2003, Knight underwent a bone-marrow transplant for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and the resulting radiation therapy left him in physical and emotional pain, according to a statement from the family.

"He was tired of the pain and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place," the statement said. "His family and friends are devastated."

Knight was relatively new to acting in 1981 when he appeared in "Porky's," a raunchy low-budget comedy about a group of lusty, fun-loving high school boys. He reprised the part in both sequels, "Porky's II: The Next Day" (1983) and "Porky's Revenge" (1985).

He went on to appear mainly on television, often in small roles. His made-for-TV movies include "Promised a Miracle" (1988), "Those She Left Behind" (1989) and "Maniac Magee" (2003).

The actor was born Jan. 20, 1955, according to public records. He lived in Los Angeles but had been staying in Kula, Hawaii, for several months.

He is survived by his wife, Silvina, and two children from a previous marriage.

—Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports

news.obits@latimes.com

Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times
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Post by: Agent Orange on November 08, 2011, 06:36:29 AM
Smokin Joe Frazier (67), the first man to beat Ali has died a month after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

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Post by: Tony Baloney on November 08, 2011, 07:55:23 AM
Smokin Joe Frazier (67), the first man to beat Ali has died a month after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

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Great photo.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Radda bout yeee on November 08, 2011, 12:18:04 PM
Wasn't he the man that landed in the hatfield one night? Think i chinned him! lol
RIP Smoking Joe.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaffer on November 13, 2011, 07:14:55 PM
Sean Crummey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15714475
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: saffron sam2 on November 18, 2011, 12:15:49 PM
Vera Fearon, mother of Tony. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on November 18, 2011, 01:02:22 PM
Aw. Shit. Sorry to hear that. I know Tony doted on his mother. RIP Mrs. Fearon.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on November 18, 2011, 01:28:27 PM
I'm going to try & get a run out to the wake later this afternoon, I'll pass on your condolences.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 18, 2011, 01:36:29 PM
RIP Mrs Fearon, sympathy to Tony & family circle.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on November 18, 2011, 01:50:42 PM
Harold - pass on my condolences too.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on November 18, 2011, 01:53:20 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on November 18, 2011, 02:29:49 PM
I'm sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on November 18, 2011, 02:32:47 PM
RIP Vera.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on November 18, 2011, 04:19:26 PM
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on November 18, 2011, 04:29:37 PM
Sorry to hear the sad news. RIP Vera.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on November 18, 2011, 04:31:18 PM
Ceol na n aingil go gcloisfidh si
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Oraisteach on November 18, 2011, 04:33:25 PM
Sorry to hear that myself.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on November 18, 2011, 04:34:21 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Square Ball on November 18, 2011, 06:26:16 PM
Harold - pass on my condolences too.
And mine as well please
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on November 18, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tyrones own on November 18, 2011, 06:48:48 PM
Sorry to hear that... RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: spuds on November 18, 2011, 07:03:32 PM
May she rest in peace.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: T Fearon on November 18, 2011, 07:05:54 PM
Sincere thanks for these messages.They mean a lot at this sad time.My mother was 86 last Saturday and until earlier this summer enjoyed perfect health."Harold" visited this afternoon and drew my attention to these messages.

I am deeply grateful and moved by the support.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: DrinkingHarp on November 18, 2011, 10:01:22 PM
Sorry to hear the news Tony.

My condolences to you and your family.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 18, 2011, 10:14:15 PM
Sorry to hear the news Tony.

My condolences to you and your family.

+1 from myself Tony
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on November 19, 2011, 12:17:55 AM
Tony

You have been absent for a while from these parts.

RIP to your mother
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: pintsofguinness on November 19, 2011, 12:18:49 AM
Sorry to hear that Tony, my condolences. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the onion bag on November 19, 2011, 12:33:00 AM
Sorry for your loss Tony, RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Up The Middle on November 19, 2011, 01:20:39 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you tony. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on November 19, 2011, 01:40:54 AM
Tony, deepest sympathies on the death of your mother. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 19, 2011, 03:47:39 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you tony. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on November 19, 2011, 09:11:13 AM
Sorry to hear that Tony.  Condolences to you, family and friends.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: the Deel Rover on November 19, 2011, 09:31:52 AM
Sorry for your loss Tony . May your Mam rest in peace .
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dougal Maguire on November 19, 2011, 05:00:42 PM
Sorry to hear about your mother Tony. May she Rest In Peace.

You've been missed on the Board
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: sammymaguire on November 19, 2011, 05:13:21 PM
Sympathies to you and your family Tony
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on November 19, 2011, 07:26:22 PM
sorry to hear about your mother tony. best wishes to your family
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on November 26, 2011, 06:24:17 PM
Mrs Eithne Kenny, mother of the Taoiseach has died. She was 93.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Skiddybadoo on November 26, 2011, 10:39:13 PM
Ross McManus (Elvis Costello's father). RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Square Ball on November 27, 2011, 12:22:04 PM
Gary Speed, Wales manager has just died.

i just heard it on the radio 5
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on November 27, 2011, 12:35:45 PM
Jesus
Gut feeling suicide
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Archie Mitchell on November 27, 2011, 12:38:36 PM
RIP Gary Speed

He was on football focus yesterday too.

Some journo's on twitter mentioned suicide
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Post by: carnaross on November 27, 2011, 12:39:28 PM
Suicide already suggested on Facebook, hopefully not. So sad. Wasn't he on Football Focus yesterday with Gary McAllister?
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Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 27, 2011, 12:48:11 PM
f**king hell!! just seen that. Crazy stuff

RIP

Great player
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Post by: gerry on November 27, 2011, 12:49:35 PM
sounds like it, RIP

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8918628/Wales-boss-Gary-Speed-found-dead.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8918628/Wales-boss-Gary-Speed-found-dead.html)
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Post by: EC Unique on November 27, 2011, 12:53:40 PM
Very sad. RIP.
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Post by: AQMP on November 28, 2011, 09:40:49 AM
One time controversial film director Ken Russell aged 84.
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 04, 2011, 09:26:06 AM
Socrates - Brazillian legend. Aged 57. RIP

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Post by: ONeill on December 04, 2011, 09:54:20 AM
Sad to hear that. I remember reading recently that alcohol abuse had caught up on him. Remember him togging out for Gosforth Town a few years ago on a one-off? Silky midfielder of the early 80s.
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Post by: Lecale2 on December 04, 2011, 09:55:15 AM
Very young. RIP
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Post by: BennyHarp on December 04, 2011, 10:30:35 AM
Football loses another legend. Loved watching him in the 1980s and was lucky enough to see him in the flesh for Garforth Town a few years ago. He didn't do much that day but you could see that he was a class act. RIP Socrates!
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Post by: Tony Baloney on December 04, 2011, 10:36:39 AM
Sad to hear that. I remember reading recently that alcohol abuse had caught up on him. Remember him togging out for Gosforth Town a few years ago on a one-off? Silky midfielder of the early 80s.
Think he died of septicaemia after getting an infection. Has had a lot of illness over the past few years due to alcoholism. Was a great player.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Qlsw8FtIg&feature=youtube_gdata_player (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Qlsw8FtIg&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
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Post by: SHEEDY on December 04, 2011, 10:56:57 AM
Socrates - Brazillian legend. Aged 57. RIP

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what a player he was. RIP.
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Post by: Gaffer on December 04, 2011, 12:45:21 PM
Of course he had NO All Ireland medal .

One of the  GAA's better known myths that he had !
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Post by: Sandino on December 08, 2011, 01:06:15 PM
Harry Morgan star of M*A*S*H and co-star in many, many westerns has died aged 96. I always enjoyed his performances and I thought he was dead years ago!
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Post by: brokencrossbar1 on December 11, 2011, 08:05:56 PM
My team mate and my life long friend James Hughes, taken from us today in the most senseless way possible. I sat at a Carol Service in our local Chapel holding my 2 youngest close to me, trying to protect them but in many ways creating a comfort of normality for me that really isn't there today.  I was doing fine till they started Oh Holy Night and I couldn't hold back. I tried to find logic in what was happening. On the one hand we were singing about togetherness, love and the 'miracle' of Christmas. On the other hand my friend who I've known for nearly 30 years is lying dead in a morgue after being shot. I can't make sense of it.
James may not be Socrates nor Gary Speed but to me and all my friends he far outweighs what they were. He was on the field with me when we won in Mosney in the Community Games, he played the whole way through my under age career, we played senior together. We grew up together, we played this year together in the Junior championship. I spoke to him 2 weeks ago. I will never speak to him again. This is wrong, its fucked up, he was one of us. RIP Jemmy, we will miss you.
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Post by: DoYerJob Linesman on December 11, 2011, 08:07:47 PM
Sorry for your loss BC1.
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Post by: el_cuervo_fc on December 11, 2011, 08:12:55 PM
Terrible news BCB1. a senseless waste of life. May he rest in peace.
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Post by: Candyman on December 11, 2011, 08:13:54 PM
BC1... Had the pleasure of knowing the man also. A legend would be an understatement!! Would have made the odd trip to Armagh for a few scoops with the boys, always up for the craic and a laugh... Totally surreal to be taken in such away. RIP Wee James
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Post by: Gaffer on December 11, 2011, 08:32:53 PM
RIP.

Such a senseless waste of life !
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Post by: Square Ball on December 11, 2011, 08:34:44 PM
Read about it earlier, as stated already a terrible waste of life
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Post by: Forever Green on December 11, 2011, 08:40:39 PM
Sorry to hear that BC1

RIP and condolences to Mr Hughes family and friends
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Post by: ONeill on December 11, 2011, 08:59:38 PM
That's the second young death I've heard about today. Coming up to Christmas it just seems more heartbreaking.
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Post by: Agent Orange on December 11, 2011, 09:24:53 PM
Heard about this earlier, a sensless waste of life.
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Post by: Oraisteach on December 11, 2011, 09:29:50 PM
Very sorry for your loss, BC1
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Post by: sammymaguire on December 11, 2011, 09:39:25 PM
Awful news to get BC1 and totally shocking when a young person whom you have spent so many happy days gets taken away so needlessly. Sorry for your terrible loss
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Post by: JUst retired on December 12, 2011, 07:18:45 AM
Rest in peace James.This is a terrible loss to his family,his friends and club.
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on December 12, 2011, 09:07:45 AM
Absolutely terrible news.  Sorry for your loss BC1 and to all the Hughes family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on December 12, 2011, 09:53:31 AM
Sincere condolences BC1, shocking affair, and commiserations to the Hughes family and wider network. RIP.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on December 12, 2011, 09:55:32 AM
Sympathies to you and the XMG family BC1.
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Post by: rrhf on December 12, 2011, 10:08:54 AM
Sympathies to the Crossmaglen club.   RIP
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Post by: Bingo on December 12, 2011, 10:18:36 AM
Condolences BC1, tragic and unnecessary loss. Knew wee James myself, he came into me in the office a few years ago when he was doing a bit of work local. He was in and out for a few years and met him at a few games and the like. He always enjoyed a laugh and we'd chat about football for an age - he was always asking after Rory Woods and telling him about the shite stories Woods be telling him on site. He was in about 4 weeks ago, hadn't seen him since his Mother passed away and he said it had shook him badly. He was due back in to see me, before christmas he had hoped.

A sad waste. RIP James.
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Post by: EC Unique on December 12, 2011, 10:39:12 AM
What a sensless death. Sympathies to his family, Cross club and yourself BC1. :-[
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 12, 2011, 12:22:56 PM
Jesus. What an awful tragedy. Sympathies to family and friends.
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Post by: BennyHarp on December 12, 2011, 12:28:52 PM
Thats a shocking tragedy - its just unbelievable that this can happen to such a young man who has so much left to give. My sympathies are with all his family and friends and everyone involved with the Crossmaglen club - lets hope they add another all ireland for him. RIP James
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Post by: AZOffaly on December 12, 2011, 01:01:51 PM
Awful stuff. Such a senseless waste of life. RIP and of course sympathies to his family, his club and his friends including BCB.
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Post by: FL/MAYO on December 12, 2011, 01:39:25 PM
Very sad, RIP.
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Post by: Croí na hÉireann on December 12, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
Saw this on the news over the weekend but only made the connection now, very sorry for your loss BC1, ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail.
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Post by: SHEEDY on December 12, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
RIP james. sympathies to everyone in cross.
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Post by: Captain Obvious on December 12, 2011, 06:36:10 PM
So senseless, RIP James.
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Post by: ziggysego on December 12, 2011, 07:51:45 PM
Terrible news about James. My heart goes out to his family, friends and the people of Crossmaglen.

BCB1, I pray you all get the strength to deal with the difficult days that lay ahead for you all.
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Post by: Orangemac on December 12, 2011, 11:55:30 PM
Shocking news this. Condolences to the family and club memebrs.
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Post by: Throw ball on December 13, 2011, 12:14:49 AM
Times like these show how cruel life can be. May he rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP
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Post by: thebandit on December 13, 2011, 12:39:56 PM
RIP James, hard to believe what has happened. I knew him fairly well and he lay in my house in Dublin a few nights. An awful senseless tragedy.
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Post by: maddog on December 13, 2011, 12:54:54 PM
Horrible news and totally senseless. Our sympathy to the family and Cross club.
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Post by: seafoid on December 13, 2011, 01:21:41 PM
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/1213/breaking2.html
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Post by: Agent Orange on December 13, 2011, 08:26:25 PM
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/1213/breaking2.html

Gardai seem to be treating the perpetrator as some kind of victim. Very strange.
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Post by: AQMP on December 16, 2011, 09:47:12 AM
Christopher Hitchens, writer, journalist and all round cantankerous grump aged 62
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Post by: mouview on December 16, 2011, 11:32:25 AM
Russell Hoban, wrote the great (and rather sad) children's book 'The Mouse and his child'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/14/russell-hoban

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Post by: AQMP on December 16, 2011, 11:41:00 AM
Any of us here old enough to remember the 1975 classic ??? "Blanket On The Ground" will mourn the passing of Billie Jo Spears aged 74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpA0oPR_EOQ

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Post by: Lar Naparka on December 16, 2011, 11:52:57 AM
Any of us here old enough to remember the 1975 classic ??? "Blanket On The Ground" will mourn the passing of Billie Jo Spears aged 74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpA0oPR_EOQ

I remember it well.
I'm sad to hear of Billy's Jo's death and shocked to learn that she was 74.
(Where does time go to? ;D)
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Post by: Bingo on December 16, 2011, 01:04:49 PM
Sad to hear that a young lad from Bailieborough, C o cavan died in Oz. Patrick Bird, aged 24, played for the Shamrocks but emigrated to Oz and died in a tragic accident it seems.

RIP.
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Post by: muppet on December 18, 2011, 12:37:08 PM
Vaclav Havel.

My kind of revolutionary. RIP.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13845327 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13845327)
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Post by: seafoid on December 18, 2011, 05:21:43 PM
Vaclav Havel.

My kind of revolutionary. RIP.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13845327 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13845327)
A very big loss. True statesman and there are very few of those around.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on December 19, 2011, 03:32:08 AM
Kim Jong Il or should that be very Ill

Died on Saturday but just announced, his son is expected to succeed him.
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Post by: Capt Pat on December 19, 2011, 03:44:02 AM
http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/xhve8_team-america-i-m-so-ronery_fun

His best movie role.

Funny to see two such different statesmen die on the same day.
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Post by: ziggysego on December 19, 2011, 08:42:15 AM
I feel ronery :(
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 19, 2011, 09:08:24 AM
North Korea's rose.

Lest in Peace
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: deiseach on December 19, 2011, 09:28:01 AM
North Korea's rose.

Lest in Peace

Someone get on to Dante, we need a tenth circle of Hell especially for him
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on December 19, 2011, 12:31:01 PM
Kim Jong Il or should that be very Ill

Died on Saturday but just announced, his son is expected to succeed him.

A huge loss to both the golf and propaganda worlds. His 38 under par on his only ever game of golf is a record that looks likely to stand the test of time. 11 holes in one will hardly be bettered either. Especially considering he downed a bottle of Hennessy before he played.
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Post by: Dinny Breen on December 19, 2011, 12:42:49 PM
He didn't need to piss or shit either..
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Post by: brokencrossbar1 on December 19, 2011, 01:05:35 PM
It's mental seeing all the old Korean weemen ag caoineadh on the news.  Obviously State sponsored ag caoineadh.
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Post by: muppet on December 19, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
It's mental seeing all the old Korean weemen ag caoineadh on the news.  Obviously State sponsored ag caoineadh.

The official cause of death is heart failure die to hard work. It is funny for us to see such extreme propaganda, but we have to realise that we are spun a fair amount of crap as well.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on December 19, 2011, 01:19:53 PM
FORMER North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was the world's best golfer, sparked a fashion phenomenon and didn't defecate - that is, if you believe everything you read.

Here are some of the most interesting reports about the pint-size former dictator.

He had a supernatural birth
Kim Jong-il was born in Siberia in 1941 while his parents were during the Japanese occupation of Korea, according to Soviet documents.

But according to official North Korean literature, he was born in a log cabin at his father's secret base on North Korea's sacred Mt Paektu in 1942.

The same reports claim his birth were heralded by a swallow and caused winter to change to spring, a star to illuminate the sky and rainbows to spontaneously appear.


He was the best golfer the world has ever seen
In 1994, Pyongyang media reported that Kim Jong-il shot an amazing 11 holes-in-one to achieve an unprecedented 38-under-par game on a regulation 18-hole golf course - on his first try at golf.


Reports say each of his 17 bodyguards verified the record-breaking feat.

He loved film so much he kidnapped two filmmakers
A filmmaking author with a collection of over 20,000 movies, Jong-il's passion for the art led him to kidnap South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and his actress wife Choi Eun-hee to make Pulgasari, basically a socialist version of Godzilla.

The couple made an escape while in Austria on a trip to finalise plans for Pulgasari's sequel by fleeing to the American embassy.

He was a fashion icon
Pyongyang announced the leader had become a worldwide fashion icon after Rodong Sinmun, a communist party newspaper in North Korea, reported Kim Jong-il's suits had become a global fashion phenomenon.

An "unidentified French fashion expert" agreed: "Kim Jong-il mode, which is now spreading expeditiously worldwide, is something unprecedented in the world's history."

He didn't defecate
According to the official biography on the North Korean state web site, Kim Jong-il didn't defecate. The biography has since been taken down.

He lured short people with a wonder drug that promised to make them tall, then kidnapped them
Kim Hyun-sik, a former tutor to Jong-il, said the government handed out pamphlets to thousands of people selling a wonder drug that would make them taller. When they responded to the ad, they were sent away to "uninhabited islands in an attempt to end their 'substandard' genes from repeating in a new generation," Hyun-sik said.

He only ate rice of uniform in length and colour
A nephew of Jong-il's first wife, Lee Young Nam, wrote that the obsessive leader insisted his rice be cooked using trees cut from Mt. Paektu (the mountain where he was born), and that he had female staff inspected each grain of rice to make sure it met his strict standards.

He was the world's biggest Hennessey drinker
A study by Dr. Jerold Post, a former CIA psychologist, revealed the former dictator loved a Hennessey cognac that retails for $630 a bottle in Korea - $270 less than the average Korean annual income, $900.

"He is the largest customer over the last 10 years, averaging between $650,000 and $720,000 a year."
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Post by: AZOffaly on December 19, 2011, 01:45:30 PM
Jaysus, if he didn't shite, no wonder he got a heart attack.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on December 19, 2011, 02:00:27 PM
Denis Neilson the serial killer has died aged 75. I remember his crimes when I was a young lad, an evil person indeed.
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Post by: EC Unique on December 19, 2011, 04:10:44 PM
Jaysus, if he didn't shite, no wonder he got a heart attack.

Did not shite and guzzled loads of Brandy. He was a walking bomb!! :o
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Post by: Dinny Breen on December 19, 2011, 04:19:32 PM
Jaysus, if he didn't shite, no wonder he got a heart attack.

Did not shite and guzzled loads of Brandy. He was a walking bomb!! :o

So NK did have a weapon of mass destruction!!!
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Post by: AQMP on December 19, 2011, 04:32:54 PM
Dan Frazer who played Captain McNeill in Kojak in the 1970s has died aged 90.
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Post by: seafoid on December 19, 2011, 04:49:16 PM
Denis Neilson the serial killer has died aged 75. I remember his crimes when I was a young lad, an evil person indeed.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/19/black-panther-donald-neilson-dies

Dennis Nilsen is still alive AFAIK. That was a gruesome story.
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Post by: Sandino on December 19, 2011, 05:55:56 PM
Seafoid, that was a typo in my post but also a slip of the mind on my part as well. Both were evil in the extreme!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: All of a Sludden on December 20, 2011, 04:19:10 PM
Shane Rogers who murdered James Hughes has committed suicide in prison.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 20, 2011, 04:23:37 PM
Shane Rogers who murdered James Hughes has committed suicide in prison.
What a tragic story this is turning into.
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Post by: muppet on December 20, 2011, 04:28:34 PM
It was pretty tragic as it was (I know you didn't mean it that way).

The whole episode is so pointless. Two young men dead, for what?
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 20, 2011, 04:38:10 PM
How in the name of God did he commit suicide?

He was a high risk candidate and should have been under 24-7.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on December 20, 2011, 04:44:45 PM
How in the name of God did he commit suicide?

He was a high risk candidate and should have been under 24-7.
Discussed this very case with a friend on Sunday and we both said he was bound to be a suicide risk, seems strange he had the means to do this.  Probably not the time to speculate though.  Very sad case.
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Post by: Sandy Hill on December 20, 2011, 05:21:51 PM
No word of it so far on BBC or RTE websites. Very sad story all round! R.I.P.
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Post by: All of a Sludden on December 20, 2011, 05:25:33 PM
No word of it so far on BBC or RTE websites. Very sad story all round! R.I.P.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1220/cloverhill.html

Rogers' family read it on aertel earlier.
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Post by: Captain Obvious on December 20, 2011, 05:32:32 PM
It was pretty tragic as it was (I know you didn't mean it that way).

The whole episode is so pointless. Two young men dead, for what?
True it's pointless i wonder what the girl in question makes of the whole episode?
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Post by: Harold Disgracey on December 28, 2011, 12:14:14 PM
Cheetah, star of the old Tarzan films aged 80 :-[
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 13aside on December 29, 2011, 06:24:44 AM
according to bbc radio early today it looks like'cheetah' has made a monkey out of us all !!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: SHEEDY on January 02, 2012, 11:47:47 AM
gary ablett, the only player to win the fa cup with both everton and liverpool has died aged 46.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 02, 2012, 08:16:12 PM
gary ablett, the only player to win the fa cup with both everton and liverpool has died aged 46.
Top player gone to soon RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on January 03, 2012, 10:23:50 AM
gary ablett, the only player to win the fa cup with both everton and liverpool has died aged 46.
Top player gone to soon RIP
Many's the good shift he put in for the Blues of Birmingham as well. RIP Gary Ablett.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on January 06, 2012, 08:26:19 AM
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html (http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html)

John Morley brother of Tony Morley from Ballyhaunis - RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: sammymaguire on January 06, 2012, 08:29:27 AM
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html (http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html)

John Morley brother of Tony Morley from Ballyhaunis - RIP

These sudden adult deaths are becoming worryingly more common. RIP John
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Post by: Never beat the deeler on January 06, 2012, 09:04:29 AM
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html (http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html)

John Morley brother of Tony Morley from Ballyhaunis - RIP

Terribly sad. My heart goes out to the Morleys and all relations and friends.

RIP John
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Post by: theskull1 on January 06, 2012, 09:51:45 AM
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html (http://www.independent.ie/national-news/gaa-star-dies-of-suspected-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-2981513.html)

John Morley brother of Tony Morley from Ballyhaunis - RIP

These sudden adult deaths are becoming worryingly more common. RIP John

Would say the decimination of information is a player here. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 06, 2012, 01:53:30 PM
Blockbusters Question for Gold Run:'RIP' - a term often used after someone passes away?

Answer: 'Rest In Peace' Bob Holness.  80's Telly legend  :(
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Post by: BennyCake on January 06, 2012, 02:35:56 PM
I loved blockbusters. Still enjoy the re-runs on sky. Great host.

RIP Bob Holness
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on January 06, 2012, 02:54:16 PM
May he rest in P's.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 06, 2012, 02:59:32 PM
RIP James Bond
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on January 06, 2012, 04:14:54 PM
Can I have an R I P please Bob?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on January 06, 2012, 05:08:46 PM
Didn't know you were a medium  :)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on January 06, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
Blockbusters Question for Gold Run:'RIP' - a term often used after someone passes away?

Answer: 'Rest In Peace' Bob Holness.  80's Telly legend  :(

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/8997795/Ed-Miliband-red-faced-after-Bob-Holness-Blackbuster-Twitter-gaffe.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 06, 2012, 06:53:14 PM
Blockbusters Question for Gold Run:'RIP' - a term often used after someone passes away?

Answer: 'Rest In Peace' Bob Holness.  80's Telly legend  :(

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/8997795/Ed-Miliband-red-faced-after-Bob-Holness-Blackbuster-Twitter-gaffe.html

He'd get an 8 week ban except no one would notice.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on January 06, 2012, 10:22:33 PM
Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston found dead at his London home.
nme.com
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gaaboardmod3 on January 07, 2012, 06:40:03 PM
Lads, I was just on to BCB there, and he hasn't heard anything. James' uncle died during the week, RIP. I'm going to delete those messages just in case lads, thanks.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Ulick on January 09, 2012, 12:33:26 PM
Bridie Gallagher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2jBxPP1hk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2jBxPP1hk)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on January 09, 2012, 12:34:52 PM
Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston found dead at his London home.
nme.com

Might explain why Buckingham cancelled in the 02 before Christmas.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dinny Breen on January 12, 2012, 12:15:54 PM
Colm Tucker - former Shannon, Munster, Ireland and Lions player has died may he rest in peace

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on January 21, 2012, 12:13:05 AM
Etta James, Blues,Soul and R&B artist, 73.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1uunRdQ61M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgvVAFFzN8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM
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Post by: Hardy on January 21, 2012, 12:46:44 AM
Best female singer of all.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on January 21, 2012, 09:57:10 PM
She was one of the greats alright
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 22, 2012, 03:24:51 PM
Joe Paterno has lost his battle with lung cancer, his family have confirmed.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: mouview on January 27, 2012, 12:44:02 PM
Actors James Farentino, a staple of TVMs mostly, and Nicol Williamson, perhaps best known for playing Merlin in Excalibur. Very talented but unpredictable by accounts;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/jan/26/nicol-williamson

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on February 02, 2012, 09:34:53 AM
Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer. RIP.
http://news.uk.msn.com/world/ali-trainer-dundee-dies-aged-90
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 02, 2012, 09:37:18 AM
Was just about to post that. HEard it on the radio this morning coming in, and it was one of those 'Ah no,' out loud moments, even though I was in the car on my own :) Frazier gone, now Angelo Dundee.
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 12, 2012, 01:06:47 AM
Whitney Houston

Dead tonight aged 48.
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Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 12, 2012, 01:10:57 AM
Are you sure?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on February 12, 2012, 01:11:41 AM
Whitney Houston

Dead tonight aged 48.

Can't find any reports other than a denial from her agent
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Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 12, 2012, 01:12:59 AM
Confirmed on Sky News etc
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Nally Stand on February 12, 2012, 01:16:23 AM
Seen that
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on February 12, 2012, 01:21:40 AM
You were quick off the mark there SS.

How'd you kill her?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 12, 2012, 01:25:50 AM
Too much junk?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 12, 2012, 01:36:42 AM
Whatever the cause of death, it's a desperately sad end for someone who had the world at their feet at one stage.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ross4life on February 12, 2012, 01:40:25 AM
Another troubled musician gone too soon didn't she have Irish gigs not so long ago?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 12, 2012, 01:45:56 AM
A lot of people have said that meeting Bobby Brown was the beginning of the end.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: bridgegael on February 12, 2012, 08:48:12 AM
was in the new that she reportedly had blown her £80 million fortune.  was at top of her game late 80s and well into the 90s.  didnt she almost have it all.  RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 12, 2012, 09:58:39 AM
was in the new that she reportedly had blown her £80 million fortune.  was at top of her game late 80s and well into the 90s.  didnt she almost have it all.  RIP

As with Jackson she will make it all back now and more, she just won't be there to spend it.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ballinaman on February 12, 2012, 10:02:35 AM
anyone who has whitney houston RIP on facebook is getting deleted today
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 12, 2012, 10:23:15 AM
Some of the shit people are spouting on twitter is embarrassing. Step forward Wayne Rooney who said "I wanna run to you" and Gabby Logan "who said she wanted to dance with Whitney....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 12, 2012, 11:30:30 AM
For f**k's sake Kevin Costner! You only had one job... One job!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on February 12, 2012, 03:11:39 PM
A lot of people have said that meeting Bobby Brown was the beginning of the end.

Becoming famous in the US is very dangerous. It's way more dangerous than being anonymous.
Poor Whitney Houston. All those friends twittering but when she needed people where were they?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on February 12, 2012, 03:45:16 PM
There's something seriously wrong with you seafoid....Amy winehouse???
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on February 12, 2012, 04:42:30 PM
There's something seriously wrong with you seafoid....Amy winehouse???

Puckoon

I was reading about Marilyn Monroe and then Lenny Bruce and I bet you the mortality rate of famous people in
the US is higher. Judy Garland was another drug death .  Very sad.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: whiskeysteve on February 12, 2012, 07:54:28 PM
I bet you the mortality rate of famous people in
the US is higher.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Mike Sheehy on February 12, 2012, 08:13:14 PM
A lot of people have said that meeting Bobby Brown was the beginning of the end.

Becoming famous in the US is very dangerous. It's way more dangerous than being anonymous.
Poor Whitney Houston. All those friends twittering but when she needed people where were they?

Someone dead at 48 and all you want to do is use it to have a go at the US.
Well at least she wasn't Jewish...you'd probably be dancing on her grave  ::)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: borderfox on February 12, 2012, 08:16:24 PM
Kevin Costner couldnt save her this time.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 12, 2012, 08:22:16 PM
Bobby Brown killed himself also. Left suicide note saying 'Two can play that game'

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Post by: theskull1 on February 12, 2012, 08:37:02 PM
Well it was his perogative
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 12, 2012, 08:38:45 PM
Ah lads. Too soon.
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Post by: ross4life on February 12, 2012, 09:04:01 PM
David Kelly fine actor RIP  http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0212/kellyd.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tubberman on February 12, 2012, 09:06:35 PM
David Kelly fine actor RIP  http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0212/kellyd.html

Ah, always liked him. Was very good in Fawlty Towers as "O'Reilly" even if they were playing him as the thick Paddy.
Only saw Strumpet City for the first time a couple of years ago, and he was brilliant in that as Rashers.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 12, 2012, 09:07:38 PM
David Kelly fine actor RIP  http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0212/kellyd.html

Aw, sad to hear that.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on February 12, 2012, 09:14:22 PM
100 pages now on deaths - morbid hoors !
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: whiskeysteve on February 12, 2012, 09:16:37 PM
A lot of people have said that meeting Bobby Brown was the beginning of the end.

Becoming famous in the US is very dangerous. It's way more dangerous than being anonymous.
Poor Whitney Houston. All those friends twittering but when she needed people where were they?

Someone dead at 48 and all you want to do is use it to have a go at the US.
Well at least she wasn't Jewish...you'd probably be dancing on her grave  ::)

and if he brought a partner he could Dance With Somebody on her grave
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 12, 2012, 09:26:31 PM
David Kelly looked 82 for 30 years.

Hated the way he played the builder in Fawlty Towers.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Subbie on February 12, 2012, 09:45:10 PM
David Kelly, Brilliant actor, Waking ned was a classic feel good film, he has some back catalogue of work left behind him. RIP
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Post by: orangeman on February 12, 2012, 10:07:41 PM
David Kelly, Brilliant actor, Waking ned was a classic feel good film, he has some back catalogue of work left behind him. RIP


Went to see this at the pictures - I laughed from start to finish -

RIP
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Post by: Oraisteach on February 13, 2012, 04:34:28 AM
Dammit.  I should never watch the Grammys.  Just learned that two of my favourities died last year--Bill Morrissey and Phoebe Snow

Bill Morrissey  "Up on the CP Line"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCF6wbl9Ig&feature=related

Phoebe Snow  "Madame George"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPnSj_q1bKA

So sad.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on February 13, 2012, 09:30:58 AM
David Kelly fine actor RIP  http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0212/kellyd.html

Aw, sad to hear that.

+1.  Fine actor. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 13, 2012, 03:02:56 PM
Eamon Deacy, Galway man who played for Villa in their title winning season 80/81.  Only 53yrs old RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 13, 2012, 03:27:22 PM
Glasgow Rangers RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 13, 2012, 03:38:47 PM
My alma mater Drumcree College, Portadown. Sad but inevitable.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: seafoid on February 13, 2012, 04:55:30 PM
Glasgow Rangers RIP

This recession/depression is absolutely brutal.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Evil Genius on February 13, 2012, 06:06:57 PM
Dammit.  I should never watch the Grammys.  Just learned that two of my favourities died last year--Bill Morrissey and Phoebe Snow
Doesn't make any difference whether you watched or not, they still died.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on February 13, 2012, 10:23:59 PM
Dammit.  I should never watch the Grammys.  Just learned that two of my favourities died last year--Bill Morrissey and Phoebe Snow
Doesn't make any difference whether you watched or not, they still died.

 :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Oraisteach on February 13, 2012, 10:46:00 PM
You're right there, EG.  But if I hadn't watched, I wouldn't know and wouldn't feel sad.  Too many my age are dying these days.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on February 14, 2012, 08:12:45 PM
todd snider 'alcohol and pills'  youtube music. now todd can add another couple of verses 8) 8)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: thebandit on February 14, 2012, 09:11:54 PM
Kieran 'Jap' Finlay, former Monaghan GAA star and Father of current Monaghan player Paul died today after an illness.

He was a stylish forward in same mould as his son. In 1979 the Monaghan team won the Ulster championship for the first time in 41 years with a defeat of Donegal. In the final Kieran Finlay scored 1-09, which was a record in an Ulster final for 20 years.

Paul's man of the match performance on Sunday was one any father would be proud of. RIP Jap.
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Post by: lawnseed on February 14, 2012, 09:27:30 PM
Kieran 'Jap' Finlay, former Monaghan GAA star and Father of current Monaghan player Paul died today after an illness.

He was a stylish forward in same mould as his son. In 1979 the Monaghan team won the Ulster championship for the first time in 41 years with a defeat of Donegal. In the final Kieran Finlay scored 1-09, which was a record in an Ulster final for 20 years.

Paul's man of the match performance on Sunday was one any father would be proud of. RIP Jap.

nice respectful post. RIP
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Post by: Louth Exile on February 14, 2012, 09:50:17 PM
A great family man who gave them great support and was an inspiration for Paul. Never smoked and was mindful of his diet, fought the good fight but went before his time. A good guy, who loved a song and was fond of a game of golf. I sincerely don't think anyone was expecting him to go so quickly.

His performance in the 79 Ulster final was his crowning glory and something I know he was very proud of. A performance that puts him in the company of Frank Mc Guigan and Oisin Mc Conville, nothing shabby about that now!

My deepest sympathy to all the Finlay family. RIP Kieran "Jap" Finlay
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Maguire01 on February 14, 2012, 10:06:06 PM
Kieran 'Jap' Finlay, former Monaghan GAA star and Father of current Monaghan player Paul died today after an illness.

He was a stylish forward in same mould as his son. In 1979 the Monaghan team won the Ulster championship for the first time in 41 years with a defeat of Donegal. In the final Kieran Finlay scored 1-09, which was a record in an Ulster final for 20 years.

Paul's man of the match performance on Sunday was one any father would be proud of. RIP Jap.
+1
RIP Kieran 'Jap' Finlay
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 22, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
Marie Colvin of The Sunday Times in what appears to be a targetted attack by Assad's forces in Homs, Syria.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on February 22, 2012, 11:48:50 AM
Marie Colvin of The Sunday Times in what appears to be a targetted attack by Assad's forces in Homs, Syria.

Is she the one with the eye patch?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on February 22, 2012, 11:54:29 AM
Yep, that's her. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on February 22, 2012, 11:58:08 AM
Yes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2012/feb/22/sundaytimes-syria?newsfeed=true
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Post by: ziggysego on February 22, 2012, 08:50:14 PM
Frank Carson RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on February 22, 2012, 09:04:06 PM
Frank Carson RIP

Was funny at times. From a year ago - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmM6bg4xZWo
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on February 22, 2012, 10:32:30 PM
franks gone RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 29, 2012, 06:28:33 PM
Davy Jones of the Monkees Aged 65 RIP Died in his sleep at his home in Florida. His publicist, Deborah Robicheau, said he had a massive heart attack.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Gazzler on February 29, 2012, 06:37:36 PM
Davy Jones of the Monkees Aged 65 RIP Died in his sleep at his home in Florida. His publicist, Deborah Robicheau, said he had a massive heart attack.

He has taken his last train to Clarksville...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on February 29, 2012, 07:52:15 PM
Ex Monkee, Davy Jones RIP, 66 years old. Another childhood hero gone!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on February 29, 2012, 08:42:37 PM
Who changed his name so as not to be confused with the recently departed Davy Jones?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ardal on February 29, 2012, 08:44:33 PM
Frank Carson RIP
Frank "it's daway I tellim" carson?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on February 29, 2012, 09:36:50 PM
Thus causing another Jones to change his name to Bowie.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 29, 2012, 09:48:05 PM
Thus causing another Jones to change his name to Bowie.
He can change her back now.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 29, 2012, 10:03:24 PM
The Missus just informed me that Davy Jones from the Monkees had died today. I didnt believe her...But then I saw her face....
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on March 01, 2012, 12:05:47 AM
The Missus just informed me that Davy Jones from the Monkees had died today. I didnt believe her...But then I saw her face....

... Now I'm a bereaver.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on March 01, 2012, 12:26:33 AM
 ;D
excellent
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on March 01, 2012, 12:36:20 AM
Sad to hear that about Davy. Seemed like a nice bloke.

Meanwhile his bigoted namesake still trods this earth...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: JUst retired on March 01, 2012, 07:49:20 AM
Dont hear much about him nowadays,thank God. :D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on March 01, 2012, 08:54:46 AM
Two in a week - Hal Roach dead too!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 04, 2012, 02:45:22 PM
Lawrence Rush, husband of Omagh Bomb victim Libby Rush. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: dillinger on March 04, 2012, 03:38:18 PM
Paul McBride Q.C. Noted lawyer and Glasgow Celtic fan.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: playwiththewind1st on March 04, 2012, 06:45:47 PM
The Missus just informed me that Davy Jones from the Monkees had died today. I didnt believe her...But then I saw her face....

... Now I'm a bereaver.

It's South Park & the North Koreans again.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on March 05, 2012, 02:47:49 PM
Lawrence Rush, husband of Omagh Bomb victim Libby Rush. RIP

Hopefully that soul is at rest now. He was a tortured man in the aftermath.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on March 05, 2012, 05:07:43 PM
laoisgaa tells me that Martin Slevin, of O'Dempsey's in Laois, has passed away today after a battle with leukemia. Martin marked me back in 1994 in the Leinster U21 Championship battle of Tullamore, but he never struck a foul belt that day, probably didn't need to marking me. I'm shocked to hear this as he was such a fit fella, he played for Laois seniors for a while as well, I think.

RIP Martin.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dougal Maguire on March 05, 2012, 06:27:39 PM
Philip Madoc the Welsh actor who played the part of the German submarine captain in the brilliant episode of Dad's Army - The Deadly Attachment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V3SqxUomwk

He also played a brilliant part in Porridge scroll through the clip below it's between 12.35 and 13.20 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt4sNJCnUb4
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 06, 2012, 12:48:41 PM
R.I.P Robert Sherman. The songwriter - known for classic Disney songs, including Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on March 06, 2012, 01:32:02 PM
R.I.P Robert Sherman. The songwriter - known for classic Disney songs, including Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

How did he live so long after writing that song? I'm surprised nobody shot him for inflicting that upon the world!  ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 15, 2012, 08:10:53 PM
The world's ugliest dog.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17380971 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17380971)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hoof Hearted on March 15, 2012, 08:16:10 PM
The world's ugliest dog.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17380971 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17380971)

f**k ziggy,i didnt who was going to be on that link - i could think of a few
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Lecale2 on March 16, 2012, 11:16:10 AM
Mervyn Davies. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 17, 2012, 12:45:58 AM
Oliver Donaghy, the father of Kerry GAA star Kieran Donaghy, died today in Omagh. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: omagh_gael on March 17, 2012, 08:53:13 AM
Never heard that ziggy. RIP Oliver. A man never seen without a Kerry jersey of some sort on. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: trileacman on March 17, 2012, 12:11:50 PM
Sad news, I assume he would have been a relatively young man?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on March 17, 2012, 12:46:30 PM
Rest in Peace, Oliver.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Puckoon on March 17, 2012, 02:56:47 PM
Just heard that this morning TYP. Sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on March 19, 2012, 10:17:48 PM
Jim Stynes...RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: All of a Sludden on March 19, 2012, 10:19:24 PM
Jim Stynes RIP  Only 45
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 19, 2012, 10:30:03 PM
Irish man who became a legend in Aussie Rules. Jim fought the fight well may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on March 19, 2012, 10:31:02 PM
RIP to a brave man
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on March 19, 2012, 10:39:55 PM
Sorry to hear this.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyHarp on March 19, 2012, 11:01:28 PM
RIP Jim Stynes. Great sportsman and seemed like a genuinely nice bloke!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on March 19, 2012, 11:28:11 PM
Sad news, a real inspiration. RIP Jim.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Forever Green on March 20, 2012, 12:00:02 AM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AZOffaly on March 20, 2012, 09:37:21 AM
Saw this on the big TV in Centra this morning when I went in for Petrol, and I got a bit of a land. Terrible pity, and he seemed to be a great man and a great ambassador for Ireland. RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on March 20, 2012, 09:45:24 AM
RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on March 20, 2012, 07:44:53 PM
state funeral for jim a rare honour for a non national in oz. some man.
RIP jim
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on March 20, 2012, 07:59:06 PM
Technically, what does a state funeral involve?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on March 20, 2012, 09:13:12 PM
Technically, what does a state funeral involve?
depends where you die. its a big deal in north korea.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 20, 2012, 09:24:53 PM
Or who you know = Charles Haughey
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on March 25, 2012, 02:09:14 PM
Jocky Wilson

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/darts/17503460 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/darts/17503460)

Minor miracle he lasted this long.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on March 25, 2012, 08:57:13 PM
The dissident death notices thread, RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: theskull1 on March 26, 2012, 12:00:53 AM
It hasn't gone away you know
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on March 27, 2012, 12:53:13 PM
Boxing writer Bert Randolph Sugar has passed away, always enjoyed his views on the old boxing champions!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on March 27, 2012, 01:52:47 PM
Good old Bert Sugar - Used love his articles in the Ring magazine

Nice piece http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxing/9167619/Bert-Sugar-Like-the-boxers-he-wrote-about-and-befriended-Bert-was-one-of-the-greats.html#disqus_thread (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxing/9167619/Bert-Sugar-Like-the-boxers-he-wrote-about-and-befriended-Bert-was-one-of-the-greats.html#disqus_thread)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyHarp on March 27, 2012, 10:08:22 PM
Bert Sugar was ESPN classics this evening talking about boxing's greatest rivalries. They were chatting about Holyfield v Bowe and Bert was recalling the second fight when the "Fan Man" interrupted the fight. He said that he'd heard of football matches and Baseball matches being stopped on account of bad weather but he'd never heard of a match being stopped on account of "schmucks". Great line, great man to listen to. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: thejuice on April 05, 2012, 01:42:29 PM
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Bernard Noël "Barney" McKenna
Banjo Barney from Donnycarney
December 16, 1939-April 5, 2012

had a great time seeing him play in the dubliners the lat few years. A bit slow on foot but his plucking fingers nor his wit lost none of their sharpness. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tubberman on April 05, 2012, 01:52:58 PM
RIP Barney - very sad to hear.
He was some banjo player - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiOWd7ArmWQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiOWd7ArmWQ)

John Sheehan the only surviving member from the original Dubliners lineup.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: balladmaker on April 05, 2012, 02:06:05 PM
RIP Barney ... a true gent ... he was the last surviving member of the original Dubliners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoDTM7aiGI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoDTM7aiGI)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on April 05, 2012, 02:09:17 PM
Very sorry to hear this. I only ever saw the Dubliners once, 20 years ago at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

Was it Barney who said when introduced to Ted Kennedy "sorry about the brothers".
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tubberman on April 05, 2012, 02:17:03 PM
RIP Barney ... a true gent ... he was the last surviving member of the original Dubliners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoDTM7aiGI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoDTM7aiGI)

Never saw that version before - brilliant.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on April 05, 2012, 02:24:05 PM
RIP Barney 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on April 05, 2012, 02:39:22 PM
Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall aged 88.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17625335
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: armaghniac on April 05, 2012, 02:56:21 PM
RIP Barney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR0UWSDfRx8
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Niall Quinn on April 05, 2012, 04:33:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9whbpYwk680 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9whbpYwk680)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on April 09, 2012, 05:39:37 PM
My loyal companion for 12 years ziggy went to the doggy heaven today :'(

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggysego on April 09, 2012, 05:41:18 PM
My loyal companion for 12 years ziggy went to the doggy heaven today :'(

Sorry to hear mate, my dog of 14 years went the same way last month.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: lawnseed on April 10, 2012, 09:30:43 AM
john egan.. legend and my favourite in that great kerry team. RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on April 10, 2012, 09:33:47 AM

Was it Barney who said when introduced to Ted Kennedy "sorry about the brothers".

 ;D
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dinny Breen on April 10, 2012, 10:10:50 AM
My loyal companion for 12 years ziggy went to the doggy heaven today :'(

Sorry to hear mate, my dog of 14 years went the same way last month.

Sorry to hear that as well., lost one of mine a few months ago, awful.
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Post by: seafoid on April 10, 2012, 01:34:48 PM
Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall aged 88.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17625335
The Father of Loud
What a magnificent nickname. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on April 10, 2012, 02:02:50 PM
Rest in Peace Barney, lucky enough to have heard him play live a few times, the end of an era. Earl Scruggs died within the last fortnight as well some chunk of musical history gone.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Louth Exile on April 17, 2012, 12:44:18 PM
Louth Football has lost two greats this week.

The untimely passing of Charlie Mc Allister, the long serving Louth kit man was one of the greatest football fans the county has ever produced. Preceded only days earlier by a very, very fine forward and gentleman Kevin Dawe
http://louthgaa.ie/index.php/component/content/article/67-latestnewsevents/1450-kevin-dawe-rip
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: All of a Sludden on April 17, 2012, 06:25:22 PM
Sad news, Charlie fought a brave fight. He bore his illness with dignity. Charlie epitomised all that is good in the GAA. May he Rest In Peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Oraisteach on April 18, 2012, 09:35:44 PM
Dick Clark

American Bandstand & New Year's Eve in Times Square
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Post by: J70 on April 19, 2012, 08:37:41 PM
The great Levon Helm. :(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: The Gs Man on April 19, 2012, 10:24:14 PM
The great Levon Helm. :(

My idol! And a member of the best band to grace the earth...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on April 19, 2012, 10:27:40 PM
Ah no. I knew he was sick, but didn't realise he was that close to the end. 'Great' is overused, but not in this instance.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ONeill on April 19, 2012, 11:27:41 PM
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM&feature=fvst)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on April 20, 2012, 08:18:30 AM
RIP Levon - thanks for the memories
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on April 20, 2012, 09:08:20 AM
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM&feature=fvst)

Yep - RIP Levon.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on April 20, 2012, 09:46:52 AM
Aw shite, didn't even know he was sick.  "The Band" is one of the great LPs of all time. According to Wiki even though they had many's the fall out over the years Robbie Robertson visited him a few days ago.  RIP.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Sandino on April 20, 2012, 10:03:14 AM
Influential guitarist Bert Weedon, best known for creating the popular tutorial manual Play In A Day, has died aged 91. A major influence on of a lot of guitar players, I never managed to play in a day though!

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on April 22, 2012, 03:35:36 PM
It looks like Robin Gibb is staying alive, staying alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive!!
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on April 22, 2012, 10:02:17 PM
I hope the coma doesn't have the same impact as it had on this guy:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3922203/Stroke-turns-rugby-man-GAY.html

Otherwise we'll be telling from the way he uses his walk that he's a man's man, rather than a woman's man, with no time to talk.

That sounds like a plot from House.

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: muppet on May 01, 2012, 12:40:51 PM
Alexander Dale Oen - 26 year old world Swimming Champion from Norway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Dale_Oen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Dale_Oen)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17908737 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17908737)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 03, 2012, 02:09:33 PM
Triggs, Roy Keane's dog. Confirmed by Keane this morning.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Maguire01 on May 04, 2012, 06:27:15 PM
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has died at the age of 48
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on May 05, 2012, 07:19:44 AM
Just heard.  You gotta fight for yur right....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBShN8qT4lk
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Rossie11 on May 05, 2012, 05:02:01 PM
Former Nigerian soccer player Rashidi Yekini aged 48.
Famous for the hands thru the net celebration at USA 94.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on May 09, 2012, 07:56:29 PM
A few people tweeting that Maggie Thatcher has kicked the bucket....if it's confirmed it'll probably deserve a thread of its own...here's hoping they're right.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: GAA_Talk on May 09, 2012, 08:35:42 PM
A few people tweeting that Maggie Thatcher has kicked the bucket....if it's confirmed it'll probably deserve a thread of its own...here's hoping they're right.

Does this not pop up every now and again on twitter?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on May 09, 2012, 08:38:08 PM
Vidal Sassoon
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Dougal Maguire on May 09, 2012, 09:24:49 PM
Hair today, gone tomorrow
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on May 10, 2012, 11:34:26 AM
Vidal Sassoon

To be given an all ticket, Months Mind Mass, in The Church of Our Lady Queen of Good Counsel, Loughglynn, Co Roscommon.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on May 10, 2012, 11:46:52 AM
Vidal Sassoon

To be given an all ticket, Months Mind Mass, in The Church of Our Lady Queen of Good Counsel, Loughglynn, Co Roscommon.

A month's mind mass so soon?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on May 10, 2012, 12:06:18 PM
No, in a months time. :)
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on May 13, 2012, 08:53:37 PM
Donald 'Duck' Dunn - bass player with Booker T and the MGs

Blues Brothers fans will remember him from the original movie in 1980 and its awful sequel made in 2000
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on May 17, 2012, 05:22:06 PM
Donna Summer, the Queen of disco, died this morning aged 63 after a battle with cancer.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on May 17, 2012, 05:49:07 PM
Donna Summer, the Queen of disco, died this morning aged 63 after a battle with cancer.

Jaysus, 63?  I am getting old.  RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: orangeman on May 17, 2012, 05:58:03 PM
Another tragedy for the Kennedy clan -

Robert F Kennedy Jr's estranged wife has been found dead at her home in New York state.

No cause of death had been released, but US media reported the 52-year-old had been discovered hanged.

In a statement, the family of the 52-year-old said her "radiant and creative spirit" would be sorely missed.

Mr Kennedy, a lawyer and radio host, is the nephew of President John F Kennedy and son of Senator Robert F Kennedy, both assassinated in the 1960s.

His marriage to the former Mary Richardson in 1994, in a ceremony aboard a boat on the Hudson river, was his second.


The couple had four children over the 16 years of their marriage before he filed for divorce in 2010.


Kennedy untimely ends
1963: President John F Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas
1968: His brother, Robert Kennedy, shot dead in Los Angeles while campaigning for Democratic presidential nomination
1984: Robert Kennedy's son David dies of drug overdose
1997: Robert Kennedy's son Michael killed in skiing accident
1999: JFK Jr died along with wife and sister-in-law when light aircraft he was piloting plunged into the Atlantic
Mary Kennedy, an architect, had brushes with the law over drug and alcohol abuse, and was arrested twice for driving under the influence at about the time they separated.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Denn Forever on May 17, 2012, 06:02:39 PM
Donna Summer, the Queen of disco, died this morning aged 63 after a battle with cancer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e3H6t6j3Rk
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: armaghniac on May 17, 2012, 06:25:21 PM
Quote
Donna Summer, the Queen of disco, died this morning aged 63 after a battle with cancer.

RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R9hwGOObqs
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on May 20, 2012, 01:55:22 PM
RIP Peter Jones of Crowded House. Only 45. The Big C claims another one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b99vu9bH2Zc
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Agent Orange on May 20, 2012, 02:00:37 PM
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, died this morning.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Orior on May 20, 2012, 08:16:54 PM
The man who designed Raleigh's iconic Chopper bicycle has died after a battle with cancer. Alan Oakley, 85 and from Nottingham, home of the bike manufacturer, died on Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18136787 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18136787)

Did you have one? The early models kept cow-ping backwards.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 20, 2012, 11:24:24 PM
The man who designed Raleigh's iconic Chopper bicycle has died after a battle with cancer. Alan Oakley, 85 and from Nottingham, home of the bike manufacturer, died on Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18136787 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18136787)

Did you have one? The early models kept cow-ping backwards.

I broke my leg on one of those things, serious bad fracture when I was 10. Compound fracture around my ankle. Still have the dent, remember every second of that incident :(
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: 5 Sams on May 20, 2012, 11:44:41 PM
Robin Gibb gone...
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: stephenite on May 20, 2012, 11:57:46 PM
Robin Gibbs not staying alive - RIP
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 21, 2012, 12:08:53 AM
Robin Gibbs not staying alive - RIP
For whom the bell tolls. A Tragedy.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: BennyCake on May 21, 2012, 12:11:00 AM
RIP Robin.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on May 21, 2012, 04:16:18 PM
RIP Robin. 63, teetotal and a vegetarian, WTF.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: armaghniac on May 21, 2012, 06:47:07 PM
Máire (MacSwiney) BRUGHA, (née MacSwiney) of Dublin

Fewer and fewer direct links remain to the heros of independence. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 23, 2012, 10:21:11 AM
Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote control, dies at 96.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/may/23/eugene-polley-tv-remote-control?CMP=twt_gu

Rumour has it he is to be buried down the back of his sofa.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on June 06, 2012, 05:18:47 PM
Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury dies
Celebrated author Ray Bradbury has died, aged 91 (AP)


Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on June 07, 2012, 10:10:59 AM
Manolo Preciado dies a day after agreeing to take over at Villarreal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jun/07/manolo-preciado-villarreal?newsfeed=true
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Captain Obvious on June 07, 2012, 04:48:45 PM
Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury dies
Celebrated author Ray Bradbury has died, aged 91 (AP)

Ray Bradbury theater was good viewing.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on June 08, 2012, 09:42:56 AM
Bob Welch, one time guitar player with Fleetwood Mac aged 66, apparently from a self inflcited gunshot.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: FL/MAYO on June 12, 2012, 02:55:57 AM
Theofilo Stevenson
 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gp6fKZhsahc1rs6zYP9uAjIouq8w?docId=33933317214442b78fd0793c4b53299c
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Declan on June 12, 2012, 09:22:34 AM
A really great boxer - loved this quote

Stevenson passed up millions by not leaving Communist-run Cuba to turn pro, but expressed no remorse.
"I prefer the affection of 8 million Cubans," he once said.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 12, 2012, 09:41:35 AM
Hard to believe he was 60. One of the best boxers I ever saw. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on June 12, 2012, 10:51:47 AM
A true exponent of the sweet science - it was a very very good decision (for whatever reason he made it) to avoid going into the morass that is the professional 'sport'.  The man was an example to world sport, sportsmanship and technical excellence - may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: AQMP on June 12, 2012, 12:07:42 PM
Can't believe this!  One of my great memories (as a very young boy) was his destruction of Duane Bobick in the 1972 Olympics.  Bobick arrived in Munich with huge hype from the Americans as the archetypal "Great White Hope" and was touted as a future pro champion and had beaten Stevenson the previous year.

This is all I can find on YouTube for the moment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Htu0ldusU

RIP

Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on June 12, 2012, 01:22:24 PM
Good stuff AQMP. I can only echo the sentiments on here. RIP "Pirolo" arguably the best amateur boxer of all time.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 12, 2012, 02:09:20 PM
Arguably, you could even leave "amateur" out of that sentence.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Billys Boots on June 12, 2012, 02:12:04 PM
It is important to distinguish amateur-boxing which is a sport, from the professional spin-off, which allows Don King to practice. 
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Hardy on June 12, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
Indeed.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: ziggy90 on June 12, 2012, 02:44:29 PM
Arguably, you could even leave "amateur" out of that sentence.

"Amateur" was a term I deliberately used, as BB says it is important to differentiate the two codes. Having said that you're right, arguably, I could've left it out.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Harold Disgracey on June 13, 2012, 11:03:33 AM
Goodfella Henry Hill aged 69.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9328415/Goodfellas-inspiration-Henry-Hill-dies.html
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: glens abu on June 13, 2012, 11:07:39 AM
Arguably, you could even leave "amateur" out of that sentence.

Why?
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: hardstation on June 13, 2012, 11:11:27 AM
Arguably, you could even leave "amateur" out of that sentence.

Why?
Arguably the best boxer of all time (amateur or not).
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Shamrock Shore on June 14, 2012, 03:45:44 PM
Henry Hill - former mobster and inspiration behind the film Goodfellas

(edit) memo to self - check higher up the thread before posting
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Canalman on June 14, 2012, 04:24:27 PM
Henry Hill - former mobster and inspiration behind the film Goodfellas

Indeed. Wonder if Paulie Vario and Jimmy Burke will be at the gates of Hell waiting for him.

Rightly or wrongly he has left some legacy behind him thanks to Scorsese and the masterpiece that is Goodfellas.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: moysider on June 14, 2012, 04:43:04 PM
Henry Hill - former mobster and inspiration behind the film Goodfellas

Indeed. Wonder if Paulie Vario and Jimmy Burke will be at the gates of Hell waiting for him.

Rightly or wrongly he has left some legacy behind him thanks to Scorsese and the masterpiece that is Goodfellas.

If they are they wont be impressed by him calling them 'homicidal maniacs' in his memoirs.
Title: Re: Death Notices
Post by: Minder on June 17, 2012, 04:26:34 PM
Rodney King found dead in a swimming pool.
Title: Re: Death Notices
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