pitademon
 member, 822 posts
 hi all
Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 06:34
gone too soon
Goodbye Zsa Zsa....I am sure your a beauty queen again.

Goodbye Dr Bombay.... This is what you get following a Mummy.
nuric
 member, 2910 posts
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Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 08:51
gone too soon
I'm always sorry to see talented people leave us.
willvr
 member, 1002 posts
Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 09:52
gone too soon
I think they both could have claimed to have lived a full life. I'm more sad when it's someone who seemed to have so much still to do.
OceanLake
 member, 987 posts
Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 18:04
gone too soon
Cindy Stowell (Jeopardy)
ShadoPrism
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Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 19:31
gone too soon
She only needed 1 more year to match George Burns, darn the luck.
He 11 more, to soon in any case.

This message was last edited by the user at 23:53, Wed 21 Dec 2016.

phoenix9lives
 member, 895 posts
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Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 19:59
Re: gone too soon
pitademon:
Goodbye Dr Bombay.... This is what you get following a Mummy.

Bernard Fox, a Welshman.  His best known roles:
Colonel Crittendon, Hogan's Heroes, TV series.
Dr Bombay, Bewitched, TV series.
Archibald Gracie IV, Titanic (1997), Movie.
Captain Winston Havelock, The Mummy (1999), Movie.

This message was last edited by the user at 23:31, Wed 21 Dec 2016.

SunRuanEr
 member, 38 posts
Wed 21 Dec 2016
at 22:25
Re: gone too soon
phoenix9lives:
Captain Winston Havelock, The Mummy (1999), Movie.

Holy crap.

NOW I know why he looked so familiar.
smokinbarrel
 member, 755 posts
Thu 22 Dec 2016
at 00:39
Re: gone too soon
Wasn't Bernard Fox also the Banker father who hired Mary Poppins?
willvr
 member, 1003 posts
Thu 22 Dec 2016
at 00:43
Re: gone too soon
In reply to smokinbarrel (msg # 8):

That's David Tomlinson; at least according to IMDb.
Tortuga
 member, 1754 posts
Sun 25 Dec 2016
at 23:28
Re: gone too soon
George Michael (the singer) just passed away.
fireflights
 member, 333 posts
 playing with Fire
 always burns
Mon 26 Dec 2016
at 00:26
Re: gone too soon
Tortuga:
George Michael (the singer) just passed away.

2016 strikes again :'(
pitademon
 member, 824 posts
 hi all
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 02:58
Re: gone too soon
had to type fast...could not recall his real name back then thank you who ever got it.

what gets me is the people I work with didn't know who Zsa Zsa was.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1056 posts
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Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 04:48
Re: gone too soon
In reply to pitademon (msg # 12):

Poor uneducated people.
willvr
 member, 1005 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 04:50
Re: gone too soon
In reply to pitademon (msg # 12):

Likely depends on the age of people you work with; as well their interests.
Skald
 moderator, 748 posts
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 I'm against it
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 05:15
Re: gone too soon
Exactly, willvr - I'm of an age where I know of Zsa Zsa, though I know almost nothing about her acting career and life.  Even so, I know more about her than any of the Kardashians.

F'rinstance, unless you were watching TV Sci-fi in the years 1978-1981, the name Gareth Thomas probably won't mean much to you (see spoiler text below if you're curious) ... but he was another sad casualty of 2016.  :<


Spoiler text: (Highlight or hover over the text to view)
Gareth Thomas played Roj Blake in BBC's Blake's 7

willvr
 member, 1007 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 05:50
Re: gone too soon
Gareth Thomas is a good example - I'd doubt even the majority of Americans watching sci-fi in that period have heard of him.

What it takes is a dedicated -British- sci-fi fan. I'm too young to have seen him the first time; but as a lover of British sci-fi; and with the amount of cross-pollination in writing talent from Doctor Who to Blakes' Seven, I've heard of him. Didn't realise he'd died this year though.
icosahedron152
 member, 702 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 08:38
Re: gone too soon
That sci-fi series (along with Star Wars) coloured my whole interpretation of Traveller, a game which, in turn, has been a major influence on my hobby. But I didn't hear Gareth had died, until now. Perhaps his fifteen minutes of fame was too long ago.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Rick Parfitt, though. RIP, Rick.
StarMaster
 member, 243 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 18:46
Re: gone too soon
Two more gone this year:

Carrie Fisher

Richard Adams (author of Watership Down).


As we get older, all the people we 'know' start dying off... until it's your turn.


RIP everyone.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1057 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 19:40
Re: gone too soon

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the ToU, at 19:44, Tue 27 Dec 2016.

nuric
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Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 05:15
Re: gone too soon
I'm constantly reminded of the quote from the fourth Indiana Jones movie, where Indy is speaking to his old friend at the college.

"We're reaching that point in our lives where life takes away more than it gives"

It feels like it's never been so true as it has been this year.  I know that every year we lose lots of celebrities, but.....*sighs*
StarMaster
 member, 245 posts
Sun 1 Jan 2017
at 09:24
Re: gone too soon
2016 claimed another celebrity on its way out--William Christopher a. k. a. Father Mulcahy from M.A.S.H.
nuric
 member, 2918 posts
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Mon 2 Jan 2017
at 12:59
Re: gone too soon
In reply to StarMaster (msg # 21):

I heard about that on the radio as well.   Another that  lived a full life, but I was sorry to see go.   Many good memories of his performances.
phoenix9lives
 member, 897 posts
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Tue 3 Jan 2017
at 07:19
Re: gone too soon
Thankfully, the 2016 death toll has ended.  Whew.
Novocrane
 member, 301 posts
Tue 3 Jan 2017
at 07:53
Re: gone too soon
Now for the 2017 death toll ...
Rockwolf66
 member, 11 posts
Wed 4 Jan 2017
at 03:14
Re: gone too soon
2017 just took out Mack from Futureweapons.