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Tributes Thread

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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,867Quartermasters
    edited November -1
    Sir Miles wrote:
    RIP Terry Jones -{

    Maybe he will sell his shed now :))

    Two sheds or one?
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,539MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Kobe Bryant died today in a helicopter crash in Calibasas,CA. He was 41 years old.
    I know where you keep your gun!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Today it's 75 years since Soviet forces freed Auschwitz from the nazis. We can never allow ourselves ot forget Holocaust.
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,002MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Nicholas Parsons has died at the grand age of 96! RIP
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    RIP Nicholas Parsons, such a great performer.
    I've listened to him for years on bbc radio 4 as
    Host of the comedy show " Just a minute "
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,010MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Didn't Parsons have a James Bond connection? Like playing him on the radio? Can't find it anywhere though...
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,002MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Yes, now you mention it I seem to recall he did too...but on checking I could only find the story about Bob Holness from Blockbusters playing him.
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Thomas Michael "Mad Mike" Hoare died yesterday at an age of 100. Mad Mike was an army officer in WWII, but reached fame/notoriety as a mercenary leader. His career ended with a badly botched a coup d'état in the Seychelles in 1981. The film "The Wild Geese" was inspired by his exploits. Mad Mike was a technical adviser, Richard Burton played a version of him and of cource Roger Moore co-stared.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,581Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Didn't Parsons have a James Bond connection? Like playing him on the radio? Can't find it anywhere though...

    Well, I found a still from his audition...

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    More seriously, he did act in the 1976 "Spy Story", a Len Deighton adaptation. Deighton of course has a few Bond connections.
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Rest in Peace Kirk Douglas.
    You were 103 Years old and one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age. -{
    "I'm Spartacus"
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,741Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Too many obituaries are headlined "Kirk Douglas, actor and father of Michael Douglas." No disrespect to MD, Kirk's career was legendary. RIP.
    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,867Quartermasters
    edited November -1
    RIP Kirk Douglas.

    Was he the last of the great movie stars of the mid 20th century? I'm struggling to think of others that are still alive from that 1950s golden age.

    I'm also realising that I haven't seen nearly enough of his films. I think of his 80 or so films, all I've seen are Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Gunfight at the OK Corral and The Heroes of Telemark.
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,462MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I will not join in any tribute to Kirk Douglas. Google his name and Natalie Wood.
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,002MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I will not join in any tribute to Kirk Douglas. Google his name and Natalie Wood.

    Aren’t you thinking of Robert Wagner? (allegedly)

    RIP Kirk, the last of the Hollywood Golden age.
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Today I remember his great movies, such as Spartacus and Paths of Glory. He's also the only golden age Hollywood star who made two films in my home country. The only big star from that era I know is still with us is Olivia de Havilland.

    A comment on Westward Drift's post: Even if the alligations against Kirk Douglas are true it doesn't wipe his great accomplisments as an actor. I'm reminded of the author Knut Hamsund who supported Hitler (to some degree at least), but many still honour his great novels.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,516MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Musician (composer, arranger, pianist, keyboardist, synth programmer) and overall renaissance man Lyle Mays has passed away at the age of 66. He wasn't a well-known name, but his music meant a lot to me. He was best known for his contributions to the Pat Metheny Group.
    Visit my blog, Bond Suits
  • TonyDPTonyDP Inside the MonolithPosts: 4,140MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Matt S wrote:
    Musician (composer, arranger, pianist, keyboardist, synth programmer) and overall renaissance man Lyle Mays has passed away at the age of 66. He wasn't a well-known name, but his music meant a lot to me. He was best known for his contributions to the Pat Metheny Group.

    I found out about Lyle's passing yesterday. I too was a big fan of his music, both as part of the Pat Metheny Group as well as his solo projects (Street Dreams is one of my favorite albums). I was lucky enough to see him perform in person on two occasions with the PMG (I even got to sit right near his keyboard setup for The Way Up show at the Orpheum in Boston, MA) and got to say hi and what a fan I was before the show. I always kept hoping for a PMG reunion with Pat, Lyle and Steve Rodby. Sadly, that will never happen now. He was an amazing talent and an even more amazing person with a diverse set of skills and interests and seemed like a genuinely nice person. RIP.
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,250MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
  • Mr SnowMr Snow Station "J" JamaicaPosts: 1,733MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I will not join in any tribute to Kirk Douglas. Google his name and Natalie Wood.

    Aren’t you thinking of Robert Wagner? (allegedly)

    RIP Kirk, the last of the Hollywood Golden age.

    No - he's talking about Kirk Douglas in 1954.
    "Everyone knows rock n' roll attained perfection in 1974; It's a scientific fact". - Homer J Simpson
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,698MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Guys I have some really sad news.

    Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathamatician who helped the men on the moon get there has passed away.
    She was 101.

    I'm also upset to report British Astronomer, Author and Tv presenter Dr Heather Couper passed away last Tuesday after a short illness. Dr Couper was only 70.

    Both ladies were kind, fun and engaging and Dr Couper's natural energy and enthusiasim made her a household name to kids in the 1980s with her inspirational encouragement to look at the stars and planets to learn and wonder.

    They will both be greatly missed. :(
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,085MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    @ Thunderbird 2, I saw the movie Hidden Figures which was inspired by the story of Katherine Johnson and was blown away by it. Being a history major and having an interest in outer space since childhood, I really enjoyed hearing this unique story which I had not heard before. RIP to Mrs. Johnson, an important figure in the history of space exploration.
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,250MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    singer Jahn Teigen , one of very few norwegians who's very famous in Sweden too (well him , Rolv Wesenlund and Thor Heyerdahl)

    Hanne Krogh : "Had he been born in UK hed been a major star"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Jan Teigen's major claim to fame abroad (and perhaps here too) is being the first to get 0 Points in the European Song Contest.
    He was a born entertainer, had a fantastic voice and was always nice to people. Adieu.
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,741Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    I'm surprised no one posted on this earlier. . . we recently lost Max von Sydow, who has been in numerous films and genres and who made a contribution to the Bondiverse as Blofeld in Never Say Never Again. The great (and I mean great) actor was 90.
    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,581Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Several earlier comments, HB, in the Alumni Tributes thread.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,010MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
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    RIP Max von Sydow.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,741Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    Several earlier comments, HB, in the Alumni Tributes thread.

    "Alumni Tributes?" Cripes, I really am slipping. . .had to look that one up! Joe Biden c'est moi.
    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,002MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    A bit under the radar amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, comedian Roy Hudd has died aged 83, RIP
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    So sad to hear that Smithers500, another giant of British comedy is lost. RIP Roy Hudd
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 24,951Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    RIP Roy Hudd - an oft overlooked comedy great, but not by me -{
    YNWA 96

    The Unbearables
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