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The Celebrity Death Thread - Minor, Major, Famous, Infamous


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Nic Roeg today :(

His influence on me could not be stated in words. I watched Performance when I'd only seen stuff like Back to the Future to date. It was like a hand grenade in my brain. I didn't know something could be that deconstructed and effortless when films cost so much. 

Film used to be intrinsic to the national identity of Britain. Ealing comedies, Powell n Pressburger, Hitchcock. And Nic fucking Roeg.


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British actor W.Morgan Sheppard.. Tons of TV, voice and film work over the years including multiple Trek roles & (fairly uniquely) several playing old/young versions of the same character with his son (Supernatural actor Mark Sheppard - most recently on Doctor Who.)


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On 21/12/2018 at 18:57, Commander Jameson said:

Excellent character actor Donald Moffat, who most memorably didn't want to spend the rest of the winter tied to a fucking couch, has died.



I also loved him as the president in Clear and Present Danger chewing out Jack Ryan with  “how dare you come in here and bark at me like some little junkyard dog!”. Pure Trump :(

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Comedian Jeremy Hardy, a regular on BBC Radio 4 panel shows like The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, has died of cancer aged 57.

His death was confirmed on Friday by his publicist, Amanda Emery.

Hardy made his name on the comedy circuit in the 1980s, winning the prestigious Perrier Award in 1988 and best live act at the ITV Comedy Awards in 1991.

On TV he appeared on shows like QI and sketch programme Now - Something Else.

Hardy was also an author and columnist, writing for London's ES Magazine and The Guardian newspaper.


Blackadder Goes Forth: "I must say sir, I've got to admire your balls" " Well, perhaps later"

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