It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
- May 29, 2009
- Reaction score
- Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/bernie-madoff-dead-9d9bd8065708384e0bf0c840bd1ae711Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82
Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.
Madoff’s death at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, was confirmed by his lawyer and the Bureau of Prisons. ...
His death was due to natural causes, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. ...
For decades, Madoff enjoyed an image as a self-made financial guru whose Midas touch defied market fluctuations. ...
But his investment advisory business was exposed in 2008 as a Ponzi scheme that wiped out people’s fortunes and ruined charities. He became so hated he wore a bulletproof vest to court.
The fraud was believed to be the largest in Wall Street’s history. ...
Im sure a few of the victims will be happy but most i think will feel he got off lightly from his 150 year sentence.Bernie Madoff - widely hated architect of the biggest fraud in Wall Street history - has died in prison at age 82.
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/bernie-madoff-dead-9d9bd8065708384e0bf0c840bd1ae711
She was a proper politician when politicians had to earn their crust.Saw this fabulous picture of her as Education Minister, this morning:
If only politicians today were like this.
Her mum was Vera Brittain, writer of the brilliant Testament of Youth, and friend of Winifred Holtby, who wrote South Riding.
One of those mercurial actors. She would have been a great Vulcan.Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter actress Helen McCrory has died of cancer aged 52, her husband has confirmed.
Her Husband, Damian Lewis, the actor, has stated
I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from family and friends.
Pretty much everyone used to smoke, from kids to geriatrics back in the day.One of those mercurial actors. She would have been a great Vulcan.
Not saying it's the cause of her death but why do period shows have to have so much smoking???
Mad Men, The Serpent, Peaky Blinders...
Yes, we get that people smoked back then but why does every shot have to have people smoking? Also, I get actors smoke a lot because of weight - let's not encourage it.
The thing is, writers/producers like to go for the gritty realism of the period, hence we get what looks like the old cannon cinema when i was a kid where you end up passively smokung 20 rothmans whilst watching 'the aristocats' on a saturday afternoon.Yeah, but we are not idiots we get that.
I'm sure manscaping wasn't a thing back then but we don't see Father Brown's Pubes do we?
To be honest, it must have made the film better. I saw it as a kid and thought it was crap.The thing is, writers/producers like to go for the gritty realism of the period, hence we get what looks like the old cannon cinema when i was a kid where you end up passively smokung 20 rothmans whilst watching 'the aristocats' on a saturday afternoon.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-20/walter-mondale-dies-aged-93/100081046Former US vice-president Walter Mondale, a Democrat who lost a presidential election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died aged 93.
Mr Mondale’s family said he died on Monday (local time) in Minneapolis.
- Mr Mondale served Minnesota as and attorney-general and US senator
- He followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H Humphrey, to the vice-presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981
- Mr Mondale made history by picking the first female running mate on a major party ticket
Mr Mondale served Minnesota as attorney-general and a US senator, and followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H Humphrey, to the vice-presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.
https://variety.com/2021/music/news/jim-steinman-dead-meat-loaf-celine-dion-1234955739/Jim Steinman, Songwriter for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and More, Dies at 73
Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, died Monday, the Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Variety. He was 73.
Steinman’s work appeared in a multitude of genres, such as adult contemporary, rock, dance and pop, in addition to musical theater and film scores.
Meat Loaf and Celine Dion - polar opposites, and at least Meat Loaf is worth listening to!
FULL STORY: https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/burlesque-icon-tempest-storm-dies-at-93-in-las-vegas-home/Burlesque icon Tempest Storm dies at 93 in Las Vegas home
The burlesque community has lost one of its darlings. Tempest Storm, born Annie Blanche Banks in 1928, passed away at her Las Vegas home Tuesday evening.
She was 93. ...
She was known widely as “The Queen of Exotic Dancers.” The release says she had links to the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, and President John F. Kennedy.
Tempest will be buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. Funds are being raised for it, and you can donate here. They say they’re working to have her buried by costar Bettie Page and longtime friend Dixie Evans.
"They say they’re working to have her buried by costar Bettie Page and longtime friend Dixie Evans."Legendary and influential burlesque star Tempest Storm has passed away at 93.
FULL STORY: https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/burlesque-icon-tempest-storm-dies-at-93-in-las-vegas-home/
A More Detailed Biography:
Tempest Storm, legendary burlesque star, dies at 93
Alan Longmuir would have been 73 this year, perhaps Les was the baby of the group?Les was only 65, which is no age at all.
As the Bay City Rollers were popular when I was only about 7 or 8 I felt that he was much older.
I guess they must have been a bunch of very young lads at the time.
And as far as I can recall, I don't think my mum ever sewed any tartan onto the turn-ups of my trousers though.
Shock G, ‘Humpty Hump’ of Digital Underground, Dies at 57
Shock G, producer and frontman of the 1990s hip-hop group Digital Underground and widely known for his alter-ego “Humpty Hump,” has died, according to a statement from his family. The artist, whose real name was Gregory Jacobs, was 57; no cause of death has been confirmed.
FULL STORY: https://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/ne...n-society-following-his-death-aged-97-3208444Tribute paid to Boston man and founder of internationally famous Apostrophe Protection Society following his death, aged 97
The family of a Boston man who achieved international fame as a grammatical crusader have paid tribute to his memory following his death. ...
John Richards died peacefully in hospital with his children at his bedside on March 30 following a brief illness, aged 97.
Mr Richards will be remembered by many, in this country and beyond, for founding the Apostrophe Protection Society. ...