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Post  chrissie on Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:04 am

From twitter:

Gary Kemp ‏@garyjkemp 50m50 minutes ago

The lyrics to Lazarus. He was telling us... #DavidBowie
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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:05 am

Crying or Very sad very, very sad news. a true artist right up to his death. he will be sadly missed. genius, iconic man.

i wish i lived in brixton so i could go to the dancing in the street tonight. r.i.p david

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:19 pm



RIP, David Bowie, legend.

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Post  candyfloss on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:18 pm

Apparently he has already been cremated and didn't want a funeral or family present........



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Post  Freedom on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:22 pm

A good idea in my opinion - it's what I and other family members arranged for a relative who died in 2014 - but I expect it will surprise a lot of his fans.

There was no funeral for John Lennon either, I recall.

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Post  Mimi on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:51 pm

Freedom wrote:A good idea in my opinion - it's what I and other family members arranged for a relative who died in 2014 - but I expect it will surprise a lot of his fans.

There was no funeral for John Lennon either, I recall.

A good idea imo too - if only one could get away with it. Family members always protest. A close family member wanted just to be put in a black bag, taken in a van up to the crematorium and disposed of - but his wishes were not carried out because of other family members being upset by it. His son never went to the funeral because no one carried out his father`s wishes. I must say it escalated after the nursing home, in their hurry to get the body out of the nursing home called the local undertaker to remove him. Once there, charges start to mount and one is coerced into funeral arrangements at a time when one`s mind is not thinking straight.

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Last wishes...

Post  Rosa canina on Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:25 pm

I didn't go to my father's funeral, either, Mimi, for the same reason -

- the poor old man so didn't want a funeral - let alone a religious one - 

and he wound up getting the works, complete with ghastly beardy-weirdy priest.

Where I'll be buried is 200m from my bedroom window - it's a lovely spot -

- I hope to be carried there at dusk wrapped in an old woollen blanket. 


A fairly obscure David Bowie song I've always loved is 'In The Heat Of The Morning' -

- what a stylish and very dear man. RIP my musical genius friend.
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Post  Freedom on Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:52 am

Google something like "cremation without funeral service" if you're interested.

I didn't even know about this option before it was suggested by other family members for our relative.

Something similar happened to another relative of mine, Rosa. For reasons I won't go into, his funeral was organised by the local authority where he had lived. I had told them that he would not have wanted a religious ceremony but he got one from an evangelical Christian group - hallelujah!

I can see the funny side of it now.

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Post  Bampots on Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:44 am

We have a council run Woodland burial site near our home. A beautiful site filled with trees and wildlife where for a modest fee you can be dropped in a hole safe in the knowledge you will be part of the cycle of life....feeding trees ferns and woodland flora.......

http://daltonwoodlandburial.co.uk/our-location

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'Grizzly Adams' actor Dan Haggerty dies

Post  candyfloss on Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:01 am

Awww, I am so sad, I used to so love this programme and the lovely Dan Haggerty.  He has died aged 74 from cancer.


'Grizzly Adams' actor Dan Haggerty dies at 74 from cancer

  • 15 January 2016



Image copyright CBS Home Entertainment Image caption  Dan Haggerty starred as Grizzly Adams an adventurer who befriended a bear
Actor Dan Haggerty who rose to fame starring as frontier woodsman Grizzly Adams in a film and TV series in the 1970s has died aged 74.
The actor's manager Terry Bomar told ABC News that Haggerty had been suffering from cancer.
Before starring as the nature-loving Adams, Haggerty worked as a stuntman and an animal handler in Hollywood.
He also guest starred in numerous TV shows such as "CHiPs," "Charlie's Angels" and "The Love Boat".
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams tells the story of a mountain man who is forced to live in the wilderness after being wrongly accused of murder.

While on the run, he adopts an orphaned grizzly bear and names him Ben.
The film became the seventh high-grossing film of 1974 and the NBC network aired a TV series of the same name, which ran from 1977 to 1978.
The film and the TV series were loosely based on the life of James Capen Adams who trained bears in California in the mid-19th Century.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35329137

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Another one gone

Post  Freedom on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:24 am

Not as big a shock as David Bowie but I was surprised to hear about Terry Wogan. He was one of a very rare breed indeed; my mother liked him!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35453541#"


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Post  candyfloss on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:51 am

Yes, sad news, and a bit of a shock, although he was poorly of late.

Another one who has left us is Frank Finley died aged 89.

On msn news.

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Post  Connie on Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:31 pm

I thought Terry Wogan was wonderful, he is a sad loss. He really made me laugh with his dry humour, I only needed to hear him start telling a tale and I was laughing. I liked it when someone said of him " he made even Eurovision seem almost watchable" I only watched it for him and when he gave it up I never watched it again, who would?
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Post  candyfloss on Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:24 am

Connie wrote:I thought Terry Wogan was wonderful, he is a sad loss.  He really made me laugh with his dry humour, I only needed to hear him start telling a tale and I was laughing.    I liked it when someone said of him  " he made even Eurovision seem almost watchable"   I only watched it for him and when he gave it up I never watched it again, who would?


Sir Terry Wogan: Darren Bird's Pudsey cartoon goes viral


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Post  nannygroves on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:47 am

I think it's worth remembering before you all get carried away with your eulogies: Yes, Wogan was affable and a half decent DJ but I rapidly went off him when it was revealed that whilst he fronted 'Save the Children' for the BBC he was receiving payment. Whilst exhorting everyone to ' give, give,give ', he was 'taking, taking, taking.' Not my kind of hero.
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Post  candyfloss on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:54 am

nannygroves wrote:I think it's worth remembering before you all get carried away with your eulogies: Yes, Wogan was affable and a half decent DJ but I rapidly went off him when it was revealed that whilst he fronted 'Save the Children' for the BBC he was receiving  payment. Whilst exhorting everyone to ' give, give,give ',  he was 'taking, taking, taking.' Not my kind of hero.
Well yes that is quite a shock I must say, the only celeb to receive a fee according to this article......


Wogan charity fee defended by BBC


Sir Terry's association with Children In Need going back 27 years
 The BBC has said it is "not ashamed" of paying Sir Terry Wogan a fee for hosting the annual Children In Need charity fund-raising gala.
Sir Terry, who is the only celebrity to receive a fee, has been paid since he began presenting the show in 1980.

A BBC spokeswoman said the payment was "never remotely commercial" and came from the programme's budget and not from charitable funds.

The veteran broadcaster said: "I would quite happily do it for nothing."  

The 68-year-old added that he had "never asked for a fee" for fronting the marathon appeal, which raised more than £18m on the night last November.

'Honorarium'

Documents which were released to The Mail On Sunday newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act showed that Sir Terry received £9,065 in 2005 for anchoring the seven-hour extravaganza.

The BBC's spokeswoman said the payment was an "honorarium" for Sir Terry's services and had "never been negotiated", but added that it had risen in line with inflation.

"We are not ashamed to pay him and see no reason why it should not continue. If It wasn't for Sir Terry, Children In Need would not be what it is today," she said.




Sir Terry anchors the fund-raiser from BBC Television Centre



Sir Terry, who reputedly earns £800,000 a year for hosting Radio 2's breakfast show, said last year that the BBC was paying too much for stars who would work for the corporation regardless of salary.

"The culture now in television is that the presenter calls the financial and, increasingly, the creative shots. It is comparable to what happened in Hollywood 15 or so years ago," he wrote in a series of essays for the Sunday Telegraph.

The Irish-born star's other regular commitments include hosting Making Your Mind Up - the show which selects the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - and commentating on the annual event.
Last Updated: Sunday, 4 March 2007, 14:21 GMT
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Post  candyfloss on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:59 am

Hmmm, it seems after the furore he then waived the fee - but what about the years afterwards, I don't know - but I would expect he then never received payment?


Terry Wogan waives his £10,000 fee for presenting Children in Need


Last updated at 12:20 16 November 2007



Terry Wogan has waived his Children In Need fee after being slated for being the only presenter to be paid for the charity BBC show.





The broadcasting legend is already thought to earn £800,000 a year for his Wake Up To Wogan breakfast show on Radio 2 and is thought to collect a further £10,000 for the one-night show.

Last year he received £10,340 for anchoring the annual appeal, up from the £9,065 he made from the 2005 programme.

Sir Terry said at the time his payment came to light that he had "never asked for a fee and would quite happily do it for nothing".

The veteran presenter, who has in the past accused his employer of wasting money on overpaid presenters, had been receiving a fee since 1980.

His recent co-presenters, Natasha Kaplinsky and Fearne Cotton, have not been paid.

But BBC internal magazine Ariel reported: "Terry Wogan will waive his fee for fronting the BBC Children In Need telethon."

A BBC spokesman said: "None of the presenters will be receiving a fee for presenting this year's Children In Need appeal show.

"Terry had said he... would gladly do it for nothing.

"Children In Need has never paid the fee to Terry Wogan. It is paid for by the BBC and does not come come from the funds of the BBC Children In Need Telethon."

Tonight's show features comeback performances from the Spice Girls via video link as well as Irish pop band Boyzone and Kylie Minogue.

BBC newsreaders will be performing a version of the Chicago musical and viewers will see David Tennant in a Doctor Who special.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-494464/Terry-Wogan-waives-10-000-fee-presenting-Children-Need.html#ixzz3z1xuMnln

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Post  nannygroves on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:07 am

Sir Terry said at the time his payment came to light that he had "never asked for a fee and would quite happily do it for nothing".

Sorry but that won't wash with me. Surely he knew he was receiving payment and the time to return or waive it was BEFORE the general public found out about it. £10,000 fee! How the BBC waste our money.
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Re:Another one gone.

Post  costello on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:30 am

I have never trusted the BBC to be honest. The death of Jill Dando speaks volumes, in my opinion.
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Post  Freedom on Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:46 am

I don't know if we have anyone who will even have heard of this group (I haven't but not surprising at my age) but how sad for their families and fans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35572838

Five British nationals have died in a car crash in Sweden, the Foreign Office has said.
It is understood members of the indie band Viola Beach were killed in the accident, which happened on Saturday in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

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Keith Emerson dies

Post  chirpyinsect on Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:51 pm

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35787187&ved=0ahUKEwjw9eOf27nLAhVLcBoKHfeXBc4QqUMIKTAE&usg=AFQjCNGp3N6uXr6ZtkmeLlTPUQLlEw1MEQ

Keyboardist and progressive rock legend Keith Emerson has died aged 71, his former band Emerson, Lake and Palmer says.
"We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles," the band's Facebook page said.
The statement asked for his family's privacy and grief to be respected.
Emerson was widely considered one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era.
Former bandmate Carl Palmer said on Facebook: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson.
"Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come."
Apart from ELP, founded in 1970, Keith Emerson is best remembered for his role in The Nice, formed in 1967.
The British musician and composer was born in Yorkshire in 1944.


It is being reported elsewhere that his death is being treated as suicide. He died from a gunshot wound to the head. He was suffering from depression brought on by a progressive nerve condition to his hand.
Keith Emerson reportedly died of a single gunshot wound p4k.co/ZmLy6

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Post  Freedom on Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:35 am

Another one for those of us for whom Family Favourites was not to be missed in the 1960s and 1970s.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/bbc-presenter-cliff-michelmore-dies-aged-96/ar-BBqyr1a?li=BBoPRmx&ocid=mailsignoutmd

Also Frank Sinatra Junior, described somewhat strangely here as the younger sister of Nancy.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/frank-sinatra-jr-dies-of-cardiac-arrest-while-on-tour/ar-BBqyGod?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=mailsignoutmd


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Post  Andrew on Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:54 am

http://news.sky.com/story/1661494/magician-paul-daniels-dies-from-brain-tumour
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Post  chirpyinsect on Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:37 am

Andrew wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/1661494/magician-paul-daniels-dies-from-brain-tumour

I'm glad Debbie was with him. I wasn't that fond of him but was very sad to hear of his illness and they seemed to have a very happy marriage.

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Post  Guinea Pig on Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:37 am

Now he (Paul Daniels) is really one from my childhood. He reminded me of my father in appearance; the latter was not known for his magic tricks though!
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