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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #555 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?!

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« Reply #556 on: February 10, 2010, 10:35:51 AM »
Capain Phil Harris from Deadliest Catch.
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« Reply #557 on: February 10, 2010, 11:57:22 AM »
Sad. I would follow that programme. RIP

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« Reply #558 on: February 10, 2010, 01:36:47 PM »

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« Reply #559 on: February 11, 2010, 01:37:30 AM »
Former US Congressman Charlie Wilson, he of Charlie Wilsons war.

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« Reply #560 on: February 11, 2010, 03:32:04 PM »
Alexander McQueen fashion designer - probable suicide today according to reports

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« Reply #561 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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« Reply #562 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.
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« Reply #563 on: February 12, 2010, 01:12:23 PM »
Seems that model costume boy committed suicide because his Mother died. That's way out...

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« Reply #564 on: February 12, 2010, 09:28:31 PM »



OMC frontman Pauly Fuemana, responsible for 1995 hit "How bizarre".Died aged 40 after a "short illness"

Buy the rights. Indeed.
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« Reply #565 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.


 
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that says what he means and
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #566 on: February 14, 2010, 06:57:45 PM »
Dick Francis RIP.

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« Reply #567 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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« Reply #568 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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« Reply #569 on: February 23, 2010, 12:55:12 PM »
Judge must be devestated by the news.