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

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He did a lot of cameos in crappy Canadian tax-funded movies. His characters often died in bizarre ways. Off the top of my head - thrown off the CN Tower, shot in the back by a homicidal gift shop operator (his last words "you're a lousy host"), stabbed in the neck by one of those pens you see in banks tied to the desk by a piece of wire, etc. etc. etc. But no matter how ridiculous the part, he always carried it off with a nod & a wink. A real professional & wonderful classical actor.
 

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Christopher Plummer has passed away. A friend of mine in America did a lot of extra work in movies and she said he was a real gentleman and made a point of thanking all the extras at the end of shooting.


https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/
Sad news. My late partner and I saw his Prospero in The Tempest at the Stratford (Ontario) Festival in 2010. Partner was quite moved by Plummer's performance. Here is a snippet:

 

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Christopher Plummer has passed away. A friend of mine in America did a lot of extra work in movies and she said he was a real gentleman and made a point of thanking all the extras at the end of shooting.


https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/
Just watched an interview with William Shatner about Christopher Plummets death, he reminised about a play where he (Shatner) was understudy to him (Plummer), Plummer was sunddenly taken ill and Shatner had to replace him, afterwards Plummer remarked that he 'didnt know what hurt more, the illness or the fact that Shatner played the role on the complete opposite way as he did' lol
 

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To be honest he was the saving grace in a lot of movies. Not everything he was in was great, but he was.
Christopher was great in Starcrash, and Starcrash was great (a different sort of great!)
 

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Just watched an interview with William Shatner about Christopher Plummets death, he reminised about a play where he (Shatner) was understudy to him (Plummer), Plummer was sunddenly taken ill and Shatner had to replace him, afterwards Plummer remarked that he 'didnt know what hurt more, the illness or the fact that Shatner played the role on the complete opposite way as he did' lol
If I remember correctly, Shatner, in his autobiographical one man show, said this was his big break. He actually didn't have time to study the part well and was amazed he made it through.
 

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I was just coming here to post about Cush too. :(

Seen TMTCH live many times, from about 1995 at Camden Lock to the Oran Mor in Glasgow last year. It was hearing "Shirt of Blue" on the student union jukebox at Portsmouth Polytechnic though, when I was eighteen (way back in 1984 :tears:), that first 'turned me on to' them.

I've actually met the guys in the band several times; starting after a gig in Whitehaven when Cush invited everyone in the venue to join the band at the local rugby club afterwards for a few drinks! I suspect that Cush had already had a drink or two both before and during the show himself.

Phil ("Swill") Odgers, Sputnik Weazel, Stefan Cush, and Ricky McGuire, Edinburgh, March 2011:
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TMTCH, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 2020
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Like Naughty_Felid said "Another part of my youth cut away". :(
 

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I'm posting this one because of the sardonically loving obit rather than the deceased's fame ...
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Margaret Marilyn DeAdder
1942-2021​
Margaret Marilyn DeAdder, professional clipper of coupons, baker of cookies, terror behind the wheel, champion of the underdog, ruthless card player, and self-described Queen Bitch, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Marilyn, the oldest of four siblings, was born Marilyn Joyce in 1942, to parents Hannah and Edgar Joyce, in New Glasgow, NS. She grew up in a modest home, which still stands on the top of a hill where the Westville Rd. forks to the Town of Westville in one direction and the old drive-in in the other. Growing up with very little taught her how to turn a dime into a dollar, a skill at which she’d excel her whole life.

Marilyn loved all children who weren’t her own and loved her own children relative to how clean-shaven they were. She excelled at giving the finger, taking no sh!t and laughing at jokes, preferably in the shade of blue. She did not excel at suffering fools, hiding her disdain, and putting her car in reverse. A voracious reader, she loved true crime, romance novels and the odd political book. Trained as a hairdresser before she was married, she was always doing somebody's hair in her kitchen, so much so her kitchen smelled of baking and perm solution. Marilyn had a busy life, but no matter what she was doing she always made time to run her kids’ lives as well. Her lifelong hobbies included painting, quilting, baking, gardening, hiking and arson. Marilyn loved tea and toast. The one thing she loved more than tea and toast was reheated tea and toast. She reheated tea by simply turning on the burner often forgetting about it. She burned many a teapot and caused smoke damage countless times, leaving her kids with the impression that fanning the smoke alarm was a step in brewing tea.

Marilyn liked to volunteer and give back to the community. She was a lifelong volunteer at the Capital Theatre in downtown Moncton, which her sons suspected was her way of seeing all the shows for free. For all of Marilyn’s success in life, her crowning achievement occurred in the mid-to-late eighties, when, left with mounting debt, no job, no car, and no driver’s license, she turned it all around to the point in the early nineties that she had paid down her house, paid cash for all her cars, and got her three boys through university.

Marilyn is survived by her three ungrateful sons Michael (Gail), Paul and David (Trudy), whose names she never got completely right, and whose jokes she didn’t completely understand. She loved them very much, even though at least one of them would ruin Christmas every year by coming home with facial hair, and never forgot that one disastrous Christmas in which all three sons showed up with beards. Everything she did, she did for her sons.

Marilyn is survived by her three granddaughters Meaghan (19), Bridget (16) and Madelyn (5). While her sons committed unspeakable crimes against humanity, her granddaughters could do no wrong. While her sons grew up on root vegetables and powdered milk (funneled directly into the bag to hide the fact that it was powdered, fooling nobody), her granddaughters were fed mountains of sugary snacks as far as the eye could see, including her world-famous cookies and cinnamon rolls. Her love for them was unmatched.

Marilyn is survived by her sisters, Melda and Linda, and her brother, Lloyd, who still owes her $600* (*inside family joke – sorry, Lloyd). Marilyn is also survived by an incredible number of close friends, who cannot be named for fear of missing somebody.

Marilyn, ever the penny-pincher, decided to leave this world on the day Moncton went into red-alert, her sons believe, to avoid paying for a funeral. But, on the other hand, she always said that she didn’t want a funeral, she wanted an Irish wake. She didn’t want everybody moping around, she wanted a party. Marilyn will get her celebration of life when COVID-19 is over. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do something nice for somebody else unexpectedly, and without explanation. We love you, mom, a bushel and a peck. A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.
SOURCE: http://www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/151483
 

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Supremes co-founder and singer Mary Wilson dies aged 76

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Mary Wilson, who co-founded The Supremes and remained a member of the group until they split up, has died at the age of 76.

The singer's death was announced by her publicist Jay Schwartz but the cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

The Supremes were known for hits such as You Can't Hurry Love and Stop! In the Name of Love.

The group was founded in Detroit as The Primettes in 1959, when Wilson was 15 years old.

Wilson was an original member of the group alongside Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin.

Martin left the group before they became successful, and The Supremes continued as a trio.

The group disbanded following Wilson's 1977 departure.

Just two days before her death, Wilson uploaded a video on YouTube announcing that she was working on releasing new solo material

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/entertainment-arts-55993045
 

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Rynagh O'Grady best known as Mary the shopkeepr in Father Ted has passed away.
Abbey Theatre and Father Ted actress Rynagh O'Grady dies
Updated / Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 13:05



The death has been announced of Irish actress Rynagh O'Grady, who was best known for her work at the Abbey Theatre and as Mary in Father Ted.

The Abbey Theatre described her as a "beloved friend and colleague".

Rynagh O'Grady trained in the Abbey School of Acting and first appeared on its stage in 1969. Her notable productions included Donal O'Kelly's Mamie Sighs in 1990 and more recently Deirdre Kinahan's The Unmanageable Sisters.
https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2021/0209/1195998-abbey-theatre-actress-rynagh-ogrady-dies/
 

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I read the article earlier and I must admit it is a bit of a stretch to call her a star of Father Ted.
The media have a habit of doing that, I remember seeing some story about a "Father Ted Star" who died and it turned out, after a lot of searching, he had appeared for a few minutes in one episode.
 

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The media have a habit of doing that, I remember seeing some story about a "Father Ted Star" who died and it turned out, after a lot of searching, he had appeared for a few minutes in one episode.
That wasn't the court case surrounding the Todd Unctuous actor, by any chance?

I know the sort of thing you mean, anyway - one for the "Abysmal journalism" thread!
 

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That wasn't the court case surrounding the Todd Unctuous actor, by any chance?

I know the sort of thing you mean, anyway - one for the "Abysmal journalism" thread!
I can't remember who it was, which shows what a memorable "star" they were.
 

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Jean-Claude Carrière, scriptwriter of the fantastic The Tin Drum, but for my generation the writer of the 1960s German/French version of Robinson Crusoe, a fixture of BBC children's TV in the 60s and 70s, where he was credited as Jean-Paul Carriere.

Aww, just the theme tune reminds me of being six years old!

(Edited to get rid of a stray Carriere, the one without the accent.)

 
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Jean-Claude Carriere Carrière, scriptwriter of the fantastic The Tin Drum, but for my generation the writer of the 1960s German/French version of Robinson Crusoe, a fixture of BBC children's TV in the 60s and 70s, where he was credited as Jean-Paul Carriere.

Aww, just the theme tune reminds me of being six years old!

Unfortunately the number of episodes lasted longer than the time allowed for its broadcast during school summer holidays, as a direct result of this as far as I am concerned he is still on the island!
 

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Jean-Claude Carriere Carrière, scriptwriter of the fantastic The Tin Drum, but for my generation the writer of the 1960s German/French version of Robinson Crusoe, a fixture of BBC children's TV in the 60s and 70s, where he was credited as Jean-Paul Carriere.

Aww, just the theme tune reminds me of being six years old!

A great TV series and great theme tune!
 

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Larry Flynt - the endlessly controversial founder of Hustler magazine and its associated adult entertainment empire, has died at 78. Some saw him as merely an opportunistic smut peddler, while others considered him a civil liberties activist.
Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler magazine, dies at 78

Larry Flynt, the "Hustler" magazine founder and outspoken first amendment activist who built an adult entertainment empire, died Wednesday at his Hollywood Hills home, his nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., tells CNN. He was 78.

His exact cause of death was not disclosed, but Flynt Jr. said his uncle had been in frail health for much of the past 30 years and that his death was not related to Covid-19. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/media/larry-flynt-obituary/index.html
 

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The media have a habit of doing that, I remember seeing some story about a "Father Ted Star" who died and it turned out, after a lot of searching, he had appeared for a few minutes in one episode.
Mentioned alone, as a shopkeeper, "Mary" might make people shrug. Yet as the better-half of John & Mary, she will come into focus.

Their vicious fights were always interrupted, when the priests arrived, so that they could present the picture of an ideal Catholic marriage.

There was a lot of genuine satire in Father Ted, though it was regarded as merely surreal, away from home turf.

As with a lot of the talent of that show, the Irish CV was impressive, for all the tip of it we saw over-the-water! RIP.
 

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Larry Flynt - the endlessly controversial founder of Hustler magazine and its associated adult entertainment empire, has died at 78. Some saw him as merely an opportunistic smut peddler, while others considered him a civil liberties activist.


FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/media/larry-flynt-obituary/index.html
Like Hefner (Playboy) and Guccione (Penthouse), Flynt was a pioneer of the adult industry and someone who wasn't afraid to put his money where his mouth was. He sometimes lost but often won and and was a vocal supporter for what and who he believed in. No matter what side of the fence you may sit on when it comes to pornography, we wouldn't have access to the world of adult entertainment as it is today without his input. He helped paved the way and was an innovator for many aspects of much of what we now take for granted in this field.
 
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