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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,882Chief of Staff

    I've been gone for three weeks. . .I had to rush home to be with my father, who'd had a stroke. Unfortunately, he died on the 18th of May, just nine days short of what would have been his 91st birthday. It was awful to lose him, but until the end he was strong and independent. Had he lived--most likely in a wheelchair and certainly not allowed to drive and having to be under 24/7 care--he'd have been miserable. At his funeral, we played "My Way". . .and that's how he lived. Love you, Dad.

    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,660MI6 Agent

    Sorry to hear of your father's death, @Hardyboy. Condolences to you at this difficult time.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,882Chief of Staff
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff

    You've been missed, HB. I've expressed my condolences elsewhere as you know, but renewed best wishes to you at this time.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,746MI6 Agent
    edited May 2022

    Our fathers are close to our hearts, so this must be a difficult time for you. My thoughts are with you, Hardyboy.

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,480Chief of Staff

    I’m so sorry to hear this, HB…my sincere condolences to you and your family.

    YNWA 97
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,966MI6 Agent

    Sorry for your loss, HB

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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 3,123MI6 Agent

    My sincere condolences HB.

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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,882Chief of Staff

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts.

    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,667MI6 Agent

    Sorry for your loss HB.

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    edited May 2022

    Condolences  Hardyboy. The loss of a parent can be devastating, I know it's an old Cliché but only good memories remain. My own father

    dies years ago from Cancer, but I can't remember the sad times at home and Hospital. All my memories are about the Fun and Laughs.

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  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    Most sincere condolences HB. These are very difficult times for so many people, it seems.


    TP... it's so good to see you back!!

  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,107MI6 Agent

    Gordon Peters has died at the age of 95.


    I thought he was brilliant as Ronnie in One Foot In The Grave.


    RIP

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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    Just learnt that Joe Turkel has passed aged 94. He was most famous as Tyrell in Blade Runner and the Bar man Lloyd in The Shining, RIP.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,107MI6 Agent

    James Caan has died at the age of 82.


    He was fantastic in Misery. RIP

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff

    RIP, James Caan. A favourite actor of my youth.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,746MI6 Agent
    edited July 2022

    Rest in peace. He will be also be remembered for great movies like The Godfather, El Dorado and Thief.

  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    RIP James Caan, Jonathan E himself.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,294MI6 Agent

    Ni Kuang , script writer B Lee films and other kf films

    Caan was on the show Las vegas for yrs and also Funny Lady

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,262MI6 Agent

    James Bond Theme composer Monty Norman - made it to 94. Fab bit of music, seems to have outlasted everything else from the 1960s.

    RIP Monty!

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    The 007 Theme, Jaws, Close Encounters, Star Wars...there are really only a handful of pieces of music from movies that are iconic, and the 007 theme is certainly one (interesting that the other three I mentioned were all written by the same person).

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,660MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear of the death of Monty Norman. Thank you for your original early contributions to the Bond sound in Dr. No.

    Was also sad to hear of the death of the actor L. Q. Jones, aged 94. He had one of the greatest cameo roles in all of Columbo as an RV salesman-cum-gun runner in the final episode of the NBC years, The Conspirators (1978).

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,220MI6 Agent

    RIP Monty Norman - one of the people who made Bond who he has become, even with Barry's input some of his original remains, and his use of local songs to flavour Dr No has rarely been bettered in a Bond movie.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff

    One of my two contacts with Mr Norman -http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/1229406.stm

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    I've just been called to be a character witness in a legal showdown that pits the Barry Estate vs Barbel because everyone knows that Barbel actually wrote the theme to Zulu while drumming away on an upside-down empty yogurt container while on holiday in Wales.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,746MI6 Agent

    RIP. Thanks you for your contribution to Bond.

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,418Quartermasters

    RIP Monty Norman - His must be one of the very few names that appear in the credits of every single James Bond movie. I can only think of Albert R. Broccoli and Ian Fleming as the only other two names who are ever present in the Bond credits.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    Bloody tabloids, never get anything right 😁

  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,107MI6 Agent

    I always love it when Bond tips the porter and the Bond theme swells. Must've been a huge tip!

    I miss when Bond walks into a hotel and the Bond theme is playing.


    RIP,Monty Norman. Thank you for your contribution to the Bond series.


    It's amazing that the idea for the theme,came from a song from a musical. The House Of Mr Biswas.


    We've lost an icon today.

    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

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