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BennyCake

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1575 on: May 21, 2012, 12:11:00 AM »
RIP Robin.

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« Reply #1576 on: May 21, 2012, 04:16:18 PM »
RIP Robin. 63, teetotal and a vegetarian, WTF.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1577 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. 
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Harold Disgracey

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1578 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.

Declan

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1579 on: June 06, 2012, 05:18:47 PM »
Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury dies
Celebrated author Ray Bradbury has died, aged 91 (AP)



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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1580 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

Captain Obvious

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1581 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.

AQMP

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1582 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.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1584 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.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1585 on: June 12, 2012, 09:41:35 AM »
Hard to believe he was 60. One of the best boxers I ever saw. 

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1586 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.
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AQMP

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1587 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


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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1588 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.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #1589 on: June 12, 2012, 02:09:20 PM »
Arguably, you could even leave "amateur" out of that sentence.