The RIP Thread

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  1. Ninj

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    After dinner speech of 11 hours!!! Did the guests get another course??

    RIP Legend Nicholas Parsons
     
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    RIP to Mark Bird the Wycombe fan who died after suffering a heart attack at last nights game.
     
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    Paul Farnes, last Battle of Britain ace, dies aged 101

    Will Humphries, Southwest Correspondent
    Wednesday January 29 2020, 5.00pm GMT, The Times
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    Paul Farnes climbing into the cockpit of a Spitfire. He became an ace as a Hurricane pilot in the Battle of Britain
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    The last fighter ace of the Battle of Britain has died, leaving only two of The Few alive.

    Wing Commander Paul Farnes died peacefully at his home in Hampshire on Tuesday morning at the age of 101.

    Mr Farnes, a hurricane pilot, was one of 3,000 Allied airmen who fought in the Battle of Britain and was the last surviving ace — a pilot who had brought down five or more enemy aircraft.

    He had fought in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain before going on to defend Malta and serve in North Africa and Iraq.

    He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, the highest honour for non-officers, and was the only airman fit enough last year to attend the annual memorial
     
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    RIP and Thank You. <rose>
     
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    Gang Of Four guitarist Andy Gill dies, aged 64

    By Mark SavageBBC music reporter

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    Andy Gill, who has died aged 64, had only recently come off tour.
    Andy Gill, the founding member and guitarist of British post-punk band Gang Of Four, has died aged 64.

    The musician's scratchy, staccato riffs provided the band with their signature sound, and influenced the likes of Nirvana, Fugazi and Franz Ferdinand.

    His bandmates announced his death in a statement, saying: "Our great friend and supreme leader has died today".

    Gill had developed a "respiratory illness," after finishing an Asian tour with Gang Of Four last year, they said.

    "This pain is the price of extraordinary joy, almost three decades with the best man in the world," wrote his wife, Catherine Mayer, on Twitter.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51344348
     
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    Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies aged 103, one of my favourite actors, RIP
     
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    Incredible, I remember reading his autobiography about fifteen years ago. I used to lay on my fire station pit ( bed ) and read and couldn't believe he was still alive back then. RIP Kirk
     
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    sparticus was one amazing film love you kirk douglas rest in peace my magnificent man all of our love from qpr
     
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    A good innings as they say.

    There is a strange phenomenon in our multi media society.

    We think of these folk in the bloom of youth as we remember them.from movies they've made and then we see them.as they are.......

    A truly great actor with no help from all. RIP indeed.
     
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    Great innings 103 years!
    RIP. <rose>
     
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    RIP Kirk Douglas a real legend from a golden era of film.
     
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    With his wife, Anne Buydens. Hollywood Legend. RIP <rose>
     
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  13. Ninj

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    RIP
     
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    Caroline Flack. Brown bread.
     
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    Very sad. Another troubled soul.
     
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    RIP Caroline.
    Only 40 years old.
    so very sad
     
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    Very sad....
     
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    RIP Caroline<peacedove><rose>
     
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    Omg very sad & why didn’t she seek help RIP
     
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    DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies
    By Mark Savage BBC music reporter
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    Image caption The musician found fame as an acid house DJ and forged a stellar career as a producer
    Andrew Weatherall, one of the UK's most respected DJs and record producers, has died aged 56.

    The musician, who was born in Windsor, rose to fame during the acid house era, and worked with the likes of New Order and Happy Mondays.

    His production and remix work on Primal Scream's Screamadelica turned it into an era-defining album, and earned the band the first Mercury Prize in 1992.

    Weatherall died in hospital on Monday morning, his spokesman confirmed.

    The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.


    "He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful," said a statement.

    "His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts."

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    The musician started his career singing with post-punk bands at his local arts centre - but found his feet as a DJ in the late 1980s.

    "I saved up all my money and went to London at the weekend to buy records," he told the BBC in 2014. "I just got a really good record collection together to the point where people started to say 'Why don't you play this at our party?', 'Why don't you play this at our club?'"

    When the acid house scene started to develop around the Roundshaw Estate in Sutton, he discovered that club nights were playing a lot of the music he already owned.

    "I knew I had records as good as that, or even better, that they might not know," he later explained, adding: "I was kind of in the right place at the right time".


    As the scene exploded, Weatherall was invited to play at the London nightclub Shoom by DJ Danny Rampling, and helped document rave culture with the fanzine Boys Own - a name he later gave to his own record label.

    His DJ career led to Weatherall remixing New Order's Worlds in Motion and, along with Paul Oakenfold, the Happy Mondays' Hallelujah.

    As a result, he was sought out by Primal Scream, who asked him to remix their single I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have for the meagre sum of £500.

    After an initial attempt on which he "basically slung a kick drum under the original", Weatherall decided to try a much more radical approach.

    The result was Loaded, which retained about seven seconds of Primal Scream's song - the bass line and a slide guitar.

    Weatherall added vocal samples from the US soul group The Emotions, a drum loop from an Italian bootleg of Edie Brickell's song What I Am, alongside snatches of other Primal Scream songs, and frontman Bobby Gillespie singing a line from Robert Johnson's Terraplane Blues.

    Gillespie saw Loaded as being part of the Jamaican tradition of dub records, where songs are deconstructed at the mixing desk, adding new elements and desecrating existing ones.

    It propelled the rock band onto the dance floor, and kick-started their career.

    "I think it's time to stop saying 'this is a dance record' and 'this is a rock record,'" said Gillespie at the time. "If you can play music, you can do whatever you want. Just use your imagination."

    The success of Loaded led to Weatherall being recruited for the whole of Screamadelica, establishing him as one of the UK's most in-demand producers.

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    Image caption The musician played his last gig in August 2018
    While remixing acts like St Etienne, Beth Orton and My Bloody Valentine, he also held down a DJ slot on London's Kiss FM and ran two club nights in London.

    However, he never became a household name like his contemporaries Paul Oakenfold and Fatboy Slim - a career move that was entirely deliberate.

    "That sort of carry-on was never for me," he told the Independent in 2016. "It's a lot of work, once you go up that slippery showbiz pole, and it would keep me away from what I like, which is making things."

    Instead, he carved out a career on the cutting edge of techno, with projects including Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen.

    'Titan of music'
    In 2017, he explained the lure of the dancefloor in an interview with Uncut magazine.

    "It's the enduring appeal of transcendent experience, which has been with us for 200,000 years. A room, coloured lights, smoke and music? Over to you, Roman Catholics. There are ancient Greek rituals involving herbal drugs to achieve transcendence.

    "People were having transcendent experiences in 1940s dancehalls, dancing to a big band; now we do it with drum machines and electronic technology - it's the same concept. Humanity hasn't changed for 100,000 years, but our technology has."

    Musicians paying tribute to Weatherall included Ride guitarist and former Oasis bassist Andy Bell, who described him as "absolute titan of music".

    BBC 6 Music DJ Giles Peterson said it was "hard to put into words" the "influence and impact he has had has had on UK culture."

    Hacienda DJ and author Dave Haslam tweeted he was "one of the greatest, sweetest, funniest guys I've ever met".

    And Tim Burgess from The Charlatans wrote he was "shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building".
     
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