The R.I.P. thread

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Scottish actress, Gudrun Ure, better known as Super Gran, has died:

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Not exactly breaking news, but Paul Auster, the great writer from New York, died some time ago. I don’t think it has been reported in here.

RIP Paul, and thank you for writing all these wonderful books.


And just think, that Amrabat tackle last night wasnt even given as a penalty.

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fuck…RIP Dutchy you legend. fuck cancer

Legendary singer who helped give The Beatles their start, Frank Ifield, dies aged 86

One of my Grannies favourite singers - Aussie as well…!
Always seemed to be on TV on a Sunday night yodelling away




RIP Frank.
I remember you


Grim Reaper strikes again…

David Wilkie dies aged 70 as tributes paid to British swimming Olympic icon

Olympic swimming champion David Wilkie has died aged 70 from cancer.

Wilkie is best known for winning a gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. The Scot also won two Olympic silver medals and three world titles during a successful swimming career.

He was voted British Sports personality of the year in 1975 and was awarded an MBE in 1977.

A statement from his family read: “It is with great sadness that the family of David Wilkie MBE announce that he died peacefully surrounded by his family this morning, following his brave battle with cancer.” Team GB tweeted: “Our thoughts are with David’s family and friends.”


RIP David Wilkie


I just about remember him. RIP.

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I remember our local swimming pool having a picture of him on the wall after the Montreal games. Always a bit of inspiration for me as breaststroke was my event.


He was famous enough when I was kid to make it appear that Britain was good at swimming which made it a surprise to then get to an age where I realized that we actually weren’t (maybe LA in 84)