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


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Wilko Johnson. Legendary former Dr Feelgood guitarist. He was given months to live years ago. He did well to get to 75.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63728503

 

He was also Ser Ilyn Payne in Game Of Thrones. Probably best remembered for his stony faced grimace and

 

Spoiler

Chopping Ned Starks fucking head off.

 

RIP

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Was wondering whether to put something in Music.  I've literally started listening to Dr Feelgood about a week ago and realised there is a massive hole in my music collection.  A ferocious live act and driven by Wilko's amazing style and stage presence (presumably perfected in a really narrow corridor).  You can see why he and they was such a massive influence on punk.

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17 hours ago, Ry said:


I never realised until I read that article that he was also the pilot Tom Cruise manhandles in the “I will fire when I’m goddam good and ready !” sequence in Top Gun. RIP

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As an avid Trekkie Kirstie Alley will always be Lt Saavik to me in the best Trek film of them all 'The Wrath Of Khan'.

 

Although I did actually prefer the performance of Robin Wright playing the same role in the subsequent films.

 

RIP.

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