Rest In Peace: The R.I.P. Thread

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I thought the introduction to Murder She Wrote shows New York scenes including the World Trade Buildings. Having checked, I now find it doesn't. So what series was I thinking of?
Barney Millar? My hind brain is seeing that as a fit... to youtube!
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EDIT: Well its definitely there:
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Ultimately it was Friends that murdered the show.
 

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WW2's 'Spitfire Women': Eleanor Wadsworth, one of last female pilots, dies
Published: 4 hours ago

Eleanor Wadsworth, who was 103, was part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), a civilian service that transported fighter aircraft and crew.
The ATA Association said she was among 165 women who flew without radios or instrument flying instructions.

Mrs Wadsworth, who lived in Bury St Edmunds, died in December after a month of illness.

During the war, about 1,250 men and women from 25 countries transferred some 309,000 aircraft of 147 different types.

Mrs Wadsworth, who was born in Nottingham, joined the ATA in 1943 after seeing an advertisement for female pilots and was one of the first six successful candidates to be accepted with no or little previous flying experience, historian Sally McGlone said.

In 2020, the former pilot told her housing association's in-house magazinethat she had been "looking for a new challenge" when she joined the service.

"The thought of learning to fly for free was a great incentive [so] I put my name down and didn't think much about it," she said.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-55601962
 

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WW2's 'Spitfire Women': Eleanor Wadsworth, one of last female pilots, dies
Published: 4 hours ago

Eleanor Wadsworth, who was 103, was part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), a civilian service that transported fighter aircraft and crew.
The ATA Association said she was among 165 women who flew without radios or instrument flying instructions.

Mrs Wadsworth, who lived in Bury St Edmunds, died in December after a month of illness.

During the war, about 1,250 men and women from 25 countries transferred some 309,000 aircraft of 147 different types.

Mrs Wadsworth, who was born in Nottingham, joined the ATA in 1943 after seeing an advertisement for female pilots and was one of the first six successful candidates to be accepted with no or little previous flying experience, historian Sally McGlone said.

In 2020, the former pilot told her housing association's in-house magazinethat she had been "looking for a new challenge" when she joined the service.

"The thought of learning to fly for free was a great incentive [so] I put my name down and didn't think much about it," she said.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-55601962

Those women had balls, long, thankless hours in a profession that wasn't anywhere near on an equal setting with male pilots, shitty weather, poor instrumentation.

From Yith's post

Her son Robert said " she would say that "we had a job to do [and] we just got on and did it" - pity people forget this sort of attitude these days.

What a job it must have been though. One of the best planes in WW2 and the various Hurricanes were pretty impressive too.
 

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Marsha Zazula, co-founder of Megaforce Records, has died at the age of 68.

In 1983, Marsha founded Megaforce alongside her husband Jon. The label released Metallica’s first two albums: Kill ‘Em All (1983) and Ride the Lightning (1984). Though the group would soon depart for a major label deal with Elektra Records, Megaforce is widely credited for launching the band’s career.

Other artists who have featured on Megaforce's roster include Anthrax, Testament, Ace Frehley, Ministry, Overkill and King’s X. The label was eventually sold to Island Records.

Read More: Marsha Zazula, Co-Founder of Megaforce Records, Dies at 68
 

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I guess that really is the end of the 7 Up series. He made some good films, but that simple idea for a TV documentary was so ingenious, so riveting, that it's justifiably regarded as a classic. It's a wonderful legacy. RIP.
On Radio 4 they interviewed Tony (Londoner wannabe jockey, became a taxi driver), who was with the show all the way from 7 Up, and he was actually quite positive about it continuing when the interviewer suggested that was it. The producer, Claire Lewis, is still with us, and Tony also named a few other crew who are also still going, so it's not to be written off quite yet. Personally, while not doubting its value or quality, I find it too painful to watch...
 
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On Radio 4 they interviewed Tony (Londoner wannabe jockey, became a taxi driver), who was with the show all the way from 7 Up, and he was actually quite positive about it continuing when the interviewer suggested that was it. The producer, Claire Lewis, is still with us, and Tony also named a few other crew who are also still going, so it's not to be written off quite yet. Personally, while not doubting its value or quality, I find it too painful to watch...
I read that Apted wanted to pass away before any of the subjects - he almost got his wish, I suppose, but it's going to get a bit depressing as it progresses into their twilight years. If they want to continue, I don't have a problem with that.

It can be very moving, but I don't find it painful, if anything it emphasises that every life matters and touches someone else's life. That's not always a good thing, but they picked some decent people, and most of us I like to think are fundamentally decent.
 

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Siegfried of Siegfried and Roy has died. Aged 81. Roy died 8 months ago.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55630860

Siegfried Fischbacher, one half of celebrated magic double act Siegfried & Roy, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81.
Fischbacher recently had a 12-hour operation to remove a malignant tumour.
The pair were among the biggest names in the world of magic. They performed an estimated 5,000 shows for 10 million fans in Las Vegas since 1990.
His death comes less than a year after his magic partner Roy Horn died from Covid-19 complications.
 

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And in other circus type news, Gerry Cottle has died

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-55658380

Circus owner Gerry Cottle has died aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, his agent has said.
He found fame in the 1970s with his touring Gerry Cottle Circus and also presented the Moscow State Circus and Chinese State Circus in Britain.
 

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A personal Fortean angle to these two deaths: Just the other day I quoted Pollard's "Bonk bonk on the head" from his Star Trek appearance, and I also had a passing thought about Wilson - even though neither of them were particularly on my mind for many months previously. It reminded me of the time I was having a conversation with someone about Edward Gorey while attending a wedding on Cape Cod. It just seemed odd that his name came up, but I let that feeling pass until I returned home to find that while we were having that conversation, Gorey lay dying just a few miles from us. I truly wonder if something happens when people we admire pass away that brings memories of them up from the dusty corners of our minds.
Siegfried of Siegfried and Roy has died. Aged 81. Roy died 8 months ago.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55630860
Last night my mother-in-law was wearing a shirt with the logo of the Mirage casino. My wife started to talk about Siegfried and Roy, confident that both were dead. Her sister and I pointed out that Siegfried was still alive. But apparently he was dead, even though there was no way we could have known it at the time.

EDIT: I probably should have said dead or just about to die; I can't find an exact time of death, but I think it was just a few hours after our conversation.
 
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Phil Spector: Pop producer jailed for murder dies at 81
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US music producer Phil Spector has died at the age of 81, while serving a prison sentence for murder.
Spector, who transformed pop with his "wall of sound" recordings, worked with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner.
In 2009, he was convicted of the 2003 murder of Hollywood actress Lana Clarkson.
His death was confirmed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55697979
 

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Last night my mother-in-law was wearing a shirt with the logo of the Mirage casino. My wife started to talk about Siegfried and Roy, confident that both were dead. Her sister and I pointed out that Siegfried was still alive. But apparently he was dead, even though there was no way we could have known it at the time.

EDIT: I probably should have said dead or just about to die; I can't find an exact time of death, but I think it was just a few hours after our conversation.
Could you possibly please nip back and restart the conversation, with a mention of your dear friend Scargy who has just won/is about to win the Lottery? :chuckle:
 

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I feel sorry for Phil Spector, he had a brilliant musical mind that was simultaneously extremely ill and unbalanced. If he had got help with his affliction he would probably have enjoyed a better life. Mind you, I feel sorrier for Lana Clarkson.
 

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I feel sorry for Phil Spector, he had a brilliant musical mind that was simultaneously extremely ill and unbalanced. If he had got help with his affliction he would probably have enjoyed a better life. Mind you, I feel sorrier for Lana Clarkson.
I don't think he was psychotic though.
 

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My wife started to talk about Siegfried and Roy, confident that both were dead

There is a Mandela effect story that people remember Roy was mulled away by lions years ago. I too seem to remember it but he died recently from COVID... weird
 

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There is a Mandela effect story that people remember Roy was mulled away by lions years ago. I too seem to remember it but he died recently from COVID... weird
It was the tiger in their act that attacked him on stage. At the time there were cruel memes featuring him being mauled by pet cats, Tony the Tiger.
 
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