The all in one consolidated RIP thread Page 31

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 5th November 2019, 12:37pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,248 posts

Gay Byrne was known to friends as "Gaybo".

I was once chatting to him and others in a club near Granada TV in Manchester.

At one point, I asked him "Do you mind if I call you Gaybo?"

He replied, "Not at all."

Comedically inspired, I immediately turned my attention to the lady next to him.

"In that case . . ." I began.

Reading my mind, she gave me a look that would have stopped a charging rhino.

It was opera singer, Lesley Garrett. Laughing out loud

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 5th November 2019, 9:36pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,579 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 5th November 2019, 12:37 PM

Gay Byrne was known to friends as "Gaybo".

I was once chatting to him and others in a club near Granada TV in Manchester.

At one point, I asked him "Do you mind if I call you Gaybo?"

He replied, "Not at all."

Comedically inspired, I immediately turned my attention to the lady next to him.

"In that case . . ." I began.

Reading my mind, she gave me a look that would have stopped a charging rhino.

It was opera singer, Lesley Garrett. Laughing out loud

And?

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 10:35am
  • England
  • 3,248 posts

Gary Rhodes, the spiky-haired TV chef has died at his home in Dubai.

I always thought of him as quite a young man but apparently he was 59.

The cause of death is not known but Jamie Oliver tweeted (and then quickly deleted) a message saying it was due to a fall.

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playfull

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 4:20pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,619 posts

I mentioned Gary Rhodes to my wife last night (I can't even remember under what context) which would be the first time i would have mentioned him in many years...

Can anyone else hear the theme from 'Tales of the unexpected' playing faintly in the distance?

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Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 4:25pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,006 posts

Everybody seems to be dying today. Gary Rhodes, Jonathan Miller, Clive James...

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Billygoatscruff

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 4:39pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 44 posts

Remember Clive James doing the tv clips show. Like rood I also thought of Gary Rhodes as a young man

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 4:51pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,248 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 27th November 2019, 4:25 PM

Everybody seems to be dying today. Gary Rhodes, Jonathan Miller, Clive James...

Three such eminent entertainers dying independently on the same day? Dark times indeed.

That's what annoys me about death: it's always happening to the wrong people.

Oh, and welcome back Billy - safe and sound!

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 5:31pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 27th November 2019, 4:51 PM

Three such eminent entertainers dying independently on the same day? Dark times indeed.

That's what annoys me about death: it's always happening to the wrong people.

It seems to happen to quite a lot of people.

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Firkin

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 6:18pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 750 posts

I was devastated to hear Clive died, I thought he was only on TV the other day, he looked so healthy. Of course my dyslexia had me thinking Clive Anderson rather than Clive James. But in truth I have huge respect for both Clives, each excellent at high brow comedy. I see Jeremy Kyle and Jeremy Clarkson are still alive (I check each day) there is no justice !

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 6:22pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,248 posts
Quote: Firkin @ 27th November 2019, 6:18 PM

my dyslexia had me thinking Clive Anderson rather than Clive James.

I know the feeling, Firks.

When I saw Jonathan Miller had died, my immediate thought was "Well, at least he had Marilyn Monroe!" Laughing out loud

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 8:29pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,141 posts

Who can forget Margarita Pracatan?

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 8:40pm
  • England
  • 3,248 posts
Quote: Briosaid @ 27th November 2019, 8:29 PM

Who can forget Margarita Pracatan?

Who can forget her?

Nobody who ever saw her perform, that's for sure! Laughing out loud

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 9:18pm
  • England
  • 29,834 posts

I thought Clive James died a few years ago, but still sad. Great clip show, and his memoirs were excellent.

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playfull

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019, 10:23pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,619 posts

Really liked Clive James.

RIP

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 2nd December 2019, 9:38pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,256 posts
Quote: chipolata @ 27th November 2019, 9:18 PM

I thought Clive James died a few years ago,

Not surprising. It seemed to me that the author felt he was living on borrowed time.