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It's been a bad week to be a celebrity. Another young one...

Body of missing Glee star Naya Rivera found in Lake Piru

The body of Glee star Naya Rivera has been found at a Southern California lake, US authorities say.

Ventura County Sheriff's officials confirmed at an afternoon news conference on Monday local time that the body that search crews found floating in the north-east corner of Lake Piru earlier in the day was the 33-year-old Rivera.

The body was discovered six days after Ms Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her four-year-old son was found on July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said.

The day after she disappeared, authorities said they believed she drowned in the lake north-west of Los Angeles.

Ms Rivera helped her son into the boat before sinking, police said.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-14/glee-star-naya-rivera-dead-swimming-lake-piru/12451862
 

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I defy you to keep the tears at bay if you read the great David Squires' piece in yesterday's Guardian. A genuinely moving and lovely tribute. (if you enjoy football and humour and you haven't yet discovered David Squires, you have an absolute treat in store. He also does comic strips – for want of a better word – on Australian sport, most of the references going right over my head.)

https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...quires-on-the-life-and-times-of-jack-charlton
 

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Don't worry, Mr. Felid - we all are from time to time :) I'm a heavy metal guy but also in love with Fairport Convention - I used to get a lot of bollocks from other band members who thought I'd gone soft. If I've learned nothing else from this life it is to be proud of what you are and shrug off the critics.
 

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An icon of the American Civil Rights moments leaves us...

John Lewis, congressman and leader of civil rights movement, dead at 80
Civil rights icon and 17-term Georgia Republican John Lewis died Friday in Atlanta, The Associated Press has reported.

He was 80.
Lewis, the son of Alabama sharecroppers whose fight for racial equality spanned seven decades, had waged a long battle with advanced pancreatic cancer, a diagnosis he shared in December, 2019.
“All of us were humbled to call Congressman Lewis a colleague, and are heartbroken by his passing,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement confirming the death.
“May his memory be an inspiration that moves us all to, in the face of injustice, make ‘good trouble, necessary trouble,’” she said, using a favourite quote of the lawmaker.
https://www.news.com.au/world/north...0/news-story/5f6e935838e77b9d61809f18b621342a
 

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That is really sad - I wasted too many years dismissing these people as it wasn't punk, hip hop or rave - I was fucking stupid.
In my case it was cleaving to Iron Maiden and thereby ignoring the peak of two-tone as it was happening. Fucking idiot notions of tribal allegiance that, thankfully, I was able to shuck off a few years later. I used to get all kinds of stick at school for not concealing my fondness for the Pogues and the great neglected Whisky Priests, not to mention other, more trad folk acts. Bloody hell, I picked up the accordion when I was 17... So, yeah, musical prejudices? Fuck that. All of which is by way of saying that the only gig I have ever walked out of was Fairport Convention at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge in the early 20-teens. True enough, whoever was in that line-up would have seen better days, but bloody hell, they just clearly did not want to be there at all. I think it took two numbers for my OH and I to swap glances, get up, and go.
 

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Michael Brooks, socialist political comentator, has died suddenly of a blod clot at the age of just thirty-seven. I listened to him on the Minority Report most days. Much to disagree with in his views, but he was knowledegable and full of spirit.

Nasty, sobering business for him to vanish overnight.
 

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Michael Brooks, socialist political comentator, has died suddenly of a blod clot at the age of just thirty-seven. I listened to him on the Minority Report most days. Much to disagree with in his views, but he was knowledegable and full of spirit.

Nasty, sobering business for him to vanish overnight.
Worrying that it could happen to a young, fit guy. It could happen to anyone.
 

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Tim Smith - I can't say I was a fan as I was just listening to so much other music so missed out. His band did influence others, (young knives spring to mind).

 

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Is This The Life is a brilliant record that deserved to be a hit, it was the closest they got though. But he had been very ill for a long time. Terrible thing, a prolonged demise like that. RIP.
 

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Is This The Life is a brilliant record that deserved to be a hit, it was the closest they got though. But he had been very ill for a long time. Terrible thing, a prolonged demise like that. RIP.
Agree 100%
 

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Tim Smith - I can't say I was a fan as I was just listening to so much other music so missed out. His band did influence others, (young knives spring to mind).

You beat me to it. Tim was a one of genius. I loved The Cardiacs.
 

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I remember him in Doctor Who, amongst other stuff. As I recall, he was in Peter Davison's last story. A familiar face on TV throughout the 80s.
I went to school with his cousin's son. Bearing in mind where he was originally from I see no reason to disbelieve the claim. And Brian Ferry's cousin's son and daughter. My school, a near miss location of fame!
 
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