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  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,317MI6 Agent
    Died from a stroke?

    Makes you think the next time you bend down to pat Fido...
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    Died from a stroke?

    Makes you think the next time you bend down to pat Fido...

    Yes...it does. *sob*

    I am sorry, I need a minute.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,317MI6 Agent
    The last World War One soldier to serve in the trenches, Harry Patch, has died at 111. This has been regarded with some significence in the UK, as The Great War finally passes out of living memory and now exists only in the history books. I suppose you have to be of a certain age to grasp the significence of that, there's the feeling that an era has passed. Another veteran passed away only a couple of weeks earlier.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6954937.stm
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    The last World War One soldier to serve in the trenches, Harry Patch, has died at 111.

    I was sorry to hear about this. WWI has been a bit of an obsession of mine, as the only screenplay I've managed to get optioned thus far was a WWI piece...

    You said it well. No more living memory; only in the history books :(

    Rest in peace, Mr. Patch.
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  • John DrakeJohn Drake On assignmentPosts: 2,564MI6 Agent
    Former Ipswich and England manager Sir Bobby Robson has passed away at the age of 76. RIP Sir.
  • John DrakeJohn Drake On assignmentPosts: 2,564MI6 Agent
    Also from the world of football, former Motherwell star Paul McGrillen committed suicide at the age of 37. McGrillen was part of the Well side who won the Scottish cup in 1991. Tragically McGrillen is the fourth member of that side to die, all of them under the age of 40 when they passed away. RIP.
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • JamesbondjrJamesbondjr Posts: 462MI6 Agent
    John Hughes, director of The Breakfast club and Ferris Bueller's Day off and writer of many other films has died of a heart attack aged 59. Far too young these days.

    RIP
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  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    edited August 2009
    John Hughes, director of The Breakfast club and Ferris Bueller's Day off and writer of many other films has died of a heart attack aged 59. Far too young these days.

    RIP

    Don't forget Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

    That is a shame, too young to go.
  • arthur pringlearthur pringle SpacePosts: 366MI6 Agent
    I absolutely loved Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles when I was growing up. Two videos that got played an awful lot. That's really sad to think John Hughes is no longer around.
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    Big fan of John Hughes also. I'm one of those kids of the 80's and love the movies he directed. Breakfest Club, Ferris Buellers Day Off and Planes, Trains and Automobiles being my favorite. Time to have movie-thon.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Very sorry to hear about John Hughes; talk about an artist who found his niche! He did a lot of excellent work.

    Rest in peace.
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  • John DrakeJohn Drake On assignmentPosts: 2,564MI6 Agent
    Sad to hear about John Hughes. Pretty in Pink is a classic. RIP.
  • Dan SameDan Same Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 6,054MI6 Agent
    John Hughes, director of The Breakfast club and Ferris Bueller's Day off and writer of many other films has died of a heart attack aged 59. Far too young these days.

    RIP
    :o I had no idea that John Hughes had died until I saw this thread. He was magnificent, a great auteur who directed at least two masterpieces (Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles) and several other great films (The Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck, Curly Sue, even Home Alone). Nobody made as great and knowledgable films about the 80's youth (I don't know what generation it was specifially) as he did. He was also versatile, with Planes, Trains & Automobiles being a wonderful film about the friendship between two grown men, while Ferris Bueller's Day Off must surely rank among the coolest films ever made; :D it was the The Wild One for the latter part of the 20th century. It also featured Matthew Broderick when he was still cool.

    Anyway, 59 is far too young to die. A wonderful artist, he will most certainly be missed. RIP -{
    "He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. and then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory." Death of a Salesman
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,317MI6 Agent
    Yes, I love Ferris Bueller. I was surprised to find that Hughes wasn't involved with Risky Business however, which was a similar film.
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    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,299MI6 Agent
    He will be missed.....life can be too short for some people , enjoy it while you still can !

    Aug 9th : believe it or not , it's 40 yrs since Manson murders.......
  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    I know that this tribute thread reserved for the recently deceased but I think we could make a exception for John Cazale. :D

    john-cazale.jpg

    For those of you who don't know, John Cazale was a character actor best known as Fredo Corleone in first two Godfather films. He had an enormous amount of emotionally intensity he brought to the few roles he played during his film career. Tragically Cazale died of bone cancer shortly after filming wrapped of the critically acclaimed drama The Deer Hunter in 1978, he was only 42 years old. Al Pachino once said that if he had not died, John would have been his acting partner for life. August 12th would have been his 74th birthday so here are my cheers to a great actor who left this world too early.
  • AlexAlex The Eastern SeaboardPosts: 2,694MI6 Agent
    I don't believe no one mentioned John Hughes' real masterpiece, Weird Science!

    As one of those 80s teenagers I saw 16 Candles, Weird Science, and The Breakfast Club first run in Wiesbaden, and although I love all three Science is by far my favorite. (If only my PC could create Kelly LeBrock) - (I also saw Ferris Bueller which I uh, dislike, unfortunately)

    Rest in peace John Hughes. You gave me Molly Ringwald, and for that I am eternally grateful. -{
  • Dan SameDan Same Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 6,054MI6 Agent
    I know that this tribute thread reserved for the recently deceased but I think we could make a exception for John Cazale. :D

    john-cazale.jpg

    For those of you who don't know, John Cazale was a character actor best known as Fredo Corleone in first two Godfather films. He had an enormous amount of emotionally intensity he brought to the few roles he played during his film career. Tragically Cazale died of bone cancer shortly after filming wrapped of the critically acclaimed drama The Deer Hunter in 1978, he was only 42 years old. Al Pachino once said that if he had not died, John would have been his acting partner for life. August 12th would have been his 74th birthday so here are my cheers to a great actor who left this world too early.
    He was an extraordinary actor, and I love almost all of the films he appeared in. The Godfather is my all-time favourite film; The Godfather Part II is my all-time second film; The Conversation and Dog Day Afternoon are also two of my favourite films. I didn't particularly like The Deer Hunter, but its performances (such as Cazale's) were superb. A wonderful actor who died far too soon and who made far too few films, his death remains one of cinema's great losses. -{
    "He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. and then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory." Death of a Salesman
  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    After watching The Deer Hunter, I never looked at a .22 the same again. :))
  • JamesbondjrJamesbondjr Posts: 462MI6 Agent
    Guitar player and creator Les Paul has died today due to complications of pnuemonia. I shall play a riff in his honour tonight. A true guitar hero.
    1- On Her Majesty's Secret Service 2- Casino Royale 3- Licence To Kill 4- Goldeneye 5- From Russia With Love
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Guitar player and creator Les Paul has died today due to complications of pnuemonia. I shall play a riff in his honour tonight. A true guitar hero.

    What a craftsman, pioneer and musician. To understate it considerably, he changed the shape and sound of music...that's all B-)

    Rest in peace.
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  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    Guitar player and creator Les Paul has died today due to complications of pnuemonia. I shall play a riff in his honour tonight. A true guitar hero.


    Just listening to some of his stuff. Mocking Bird Hill, Whispring etc.... Let's see what other gems Google can come up with. I may be listening all night.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    Just wondering if anyone knows who played "Whispering?" I've been informed it's not Les Paul. Anyone know who it was?
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,299MI6 Agent
    Damn shame with Cazale :(

    RIP Arnolds mother-in-law.........mrs Shriver
  • Dan SameDan Same Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 6,054MI6 Agent
    Guitar player and creator Les Paul has died today due to complications of pnuemonia. I shall play a riff in his honour tonight. A true guitar hero.
    As a huge fan of electric guitar, this is quite sad news. He was an absolute legend and very few guitarists/inventors are as influential as he was. Still 94 is a great age at which to go. RIP -{
    "He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. and then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory." Death of a Salesman
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Political reporter/columnist Robert Novak has died, aged 78. His personally approved nickname: The Prince of Darkness :D He was a political conservative, but that didn't keep him from a place of honour on Richard M. Nixon's infamous 'Enemies List' of the '60s and '70s...he was a regular on CNN's 'Crossfire' and 'The Capital Gang', and always had his ear to the rail in Washington, D.C.

    A fascinating life. Rest in peace. -{
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  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    Another figure of news/politics died, 60 minutes creator Don Hewitt. I also just found out he produced the JFK-Nixon debate, the very first televised presidential debate.



    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32476615/ns/entertainment-television/?GT1=43001
  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    Dominick Dunne passed away.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32572362/ns/today-today_books/?GT1=43001

    I knew him only from Trutv's Power, Privilege, and Justice. Oh well, RIP.
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