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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Airstrip One

    Default I didn't know they were dead!

    Just listening to BBC London play Robert Palmer's 'Johnny & Mary', and was surprised to hear them dedicate it to the "late, great"...I didn't know he was dead!

    Looking on Wikipedia I was very surprised to see he died in 2003, and I have no recollection of hearing that. Surprising too as I worked as a music/cd buyer at the time.

    So, has anyone else been surprised to find out someone had been dead for years?
    “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” - Gutle Schnaper Rothschild

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom


    Not quite the same thing, but I was convinced that Ronnie Barker died in 1989. I was surprised and delighted when he turned up for the Two Ronnie celebration series they did, then sad all over again when he died in 2005.
    Pity. I have no understanding of the word. It is not registered in my vocabulary bank. EXTERMINATE!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Way under, down under.


    I know that's happened to me many times - there can be deaths in fandom which just aren't recorded. And so pass under the radar ...

    People I've been shocked to find are dead are ...

    Robert Addie (Guy of Gisbourne in Robin of Sherwood)
    Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar)
    Ed Bishop
    Remember, just because Davros is dead doesn't mean the Dalek menace has been contained ......

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006


    I still maintain that hubby didn't tell me Dave Allen had died...
    Why build an engine when you have a perfectly good whale?

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