Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Ned Beatty "Deliverance" and "Network"

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Hours of suspenseful pleasure reading Le Carré's books. I especially remember the wonderful BBC series of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the marvellous Nunc Dimittis theme music

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How strange to be living freely and safely with family and friends in those once frightening places of the cold war ... it's all so fragile  ...

 

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On 12/9/2020, 10:40:37, yesterday said:

The concorde would out speed and accelerate an F-15 while sipping champagne and have a meal - but then the Lightning ( from the 60;s) could out perform both without  sipping champagne and have a meal.

 

Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DdUwIhI-ZA

 

Off topic but talking of the Lightning,my dad saw one shot down with one shot from a rifle by rebels in Aden.Luckiest shot ever he used to say.

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Whodini Co-Founder John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher Dead at 56

 

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John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, rapper and founding member of the pioneering hip-hop group Whodini, has died at the age of 56. The group’s Grand Master Dee confirmed Fletcher’s death to Variety. No cause of death was provided.

News of Fletcher’s death was first revealed by the Roots’ Questlove, with many others in the rap community also mourning the death of the Whodini rapper. “One Love to Ecstasy of the Legendary #Whodini,” Questlove wrote on social media. “This man was legendary and a pivotal member of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop. This is sad man.”

“RIP to Ecstasy from Whodini. One of the most underappreciated voices in hip-hop,” Q-Tip tweeted. “Too many hits!”

 

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Football player and manager Tommy Docherty passed yesterday, aged 92

 

He was a professional player through 1951-1959 and a manager until 1988. He represented Scotland 25 times and also managed the national team.

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9 hours ago, tor said:

Tanya Roberts, Angel and Bond Girl. she was 65, 

 

 

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Tanya Roberts: Bond girl and Charlie's Angel still alive, agent says

 

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US actress Tanya Roberts, best known for her roles in the James Bond film A View to a Kill and the final season of Charlie's Angels, is still alive, her representative has told the BBC.

She was mistakenly announced as having died on Sunday.

But Mike Pingel said she remained in a serious condition in hospital in Los Angeles.

 

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Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive, her manager confirms to Yahoo Entertainment. The news comes one day after the actress’s publicist, Mike Pingel, informed the media of her death.

Roberts, a former Bond girl and That ‘70s Show star, was apparently hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 24 after collapsing at her home. Pingel told the Associated Press she passed away on Sunday after being on a ventilator. No cause of death was given, but he said it was not due to COVID-19.

Now, Pingel tells TMZ and the AP that Roberts is not dead, but remains hospitalized.

 

 

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It seems she has actually died now, what an awful situation - RIP

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Stella Tennant: Family confirms model's death was suicide

 

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British model Stella Tennant took her own life after being "unwell for some time", her family has confirmed.

 

In a statement, her family said it was "a matter of our deepest sorrow and despair that she felt unable to go on."

 

Tennant, who made her name in the early 1990s modelling for designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Versace, died in December five days after her 50th birthday.

 

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