Dead Celebrity

Just heard it myself. So sad.

Any of you who have not seen Friday Night Dinner have missed one of the most side-splittingly, laugh-out-loud sitcoms of recent years. Paul Ritter as Martin is just brilliant.

His forensic pathologist in ‘Vera’ brought a touch of dark humour to a dark detective drama, too. He did something similar and equally good in ‘No Offence’

Only 54. So many good roles not now to come. Sigh.

"Shit on it"

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Oh no. He was certainly a very necessary thorn in the Catholic churches side. And one of the last public intellectuals we had.

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I hope he and Alan Rickman are playing siblings in some movie in the afterlife.

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Fuuuuuu

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It’s dour ceremony season for our UK members here

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wow! given the longevity of his mother and his father living for almost a century, charles stands a chance of living to an astounding age.

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He was relatively young. This is very sad!

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Was just coming to add that… Here is the Guardian on his death…

A retrospective in pictures…

RIP!

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They had a title card for her and DMX on SNL tonight.

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They had a sketch tonight about a nerdy kid, and I’m wondering if that was meant to be a tribute to her…

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Clark defended antiwar activists. In the court of public opinion, he charged the US with militarism and arrogance, starting with the Vietnam war and continuing with Grenada, Libya, Panama and the Gulf war. When Clark visited Iraq after Operation Desert Storm and returned to accuse the US of war crimes, Newsweek dubbed him the Jane Fonda of the Gulf war.

Clark said he only wanted the US to live up to its ideals. “If you don’t insist on your government obeying the law, then what right do you have to demand it of others?” he said.

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Some music history:

Some highlights and lowlights:

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Probably means little to anyone outside UK…

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