Tag Archives: death

White and Black

Cilla Black died in Spain this morning where she’d been living in “disgraceful semi-retirement.” She was only 72. I heard about it on Twitter an hour after it was announced. (That’s how I get my up to the minute news, … Continue reading

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Live long and prosper

Leonard Nimoy died today. The man who made aliens real but very logical, died aged 83, in Los Angeles. From all accounts, he was a lovely man and will be missed. ************************** Not a lot to report from work today. … Continue reading

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Nearly there

PD James died today. She was 94 and it’s safe to say, she wasn’t the victim of foul play. A lot of people who have loved her crime fiction are now in mourning. While in the Southern Hemisphere, the most … Continue reading

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The Young One

I can’t believe that Rik Mayall died today! Just spotted it on Twitter. Such a shame. He was only 56. A very clever comedian/actor. A lot of people are going to be very sad. Ironic, when he made so many … Continue reading

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Long time passing

Pete Seeger died today. He was 93. He co-wrote Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, which, coincidentally, has been stuck in my head since hearing it on Saturday morning. His last public performance was last September! What an extraordinary man. … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the Ashes

Joan Fontaine died today. I had no idea she was still alive. She was 96…which is a pretty good innings. Of course Radio 4 had a lot of stuff on about her today, including her famous feud with her sister, … Continue reading

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Petering out

Peter O’Toole died today. He was celebrated today for his greatest film role, Lawrence of Arabia. I particularly remember him for his pox ridden Tiberius in the controversial Caligula of 1979. Disgustingly believable. O’Toole was one of those actors who … Continue reading

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Not merrily at all

My knee is ridiculously swollen. It feels like it could give out at any time. It hurts to bend it. I can’t drink because of the antibiotics. AND we didn’t get to go to Merrily We Roll Along, a Sondheim … Continue reading

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Divine

I just heard the news that Chrissie Amphlett died in New York, aged only 53. She was so much part of my growing years, living in Manly, starting to experience life in the big city. Her music was a massive … Continue reading

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Thatcher & lunch

Today I had a lovely lunch with Dawn. We were originally going to the Mill but were defeated by a little sign which declared that it was going to be closed until 4pm. This caused a lot more distress to … Continue reading

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