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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Three of us picked Peter Sallis, 24 for the death at age 96, but I picked him first, so a 25 point bonus there.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24
I do hope at his funeral there is a Wallace there with a sign saying " I've lost my voice "
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:30 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Three of us picked Peter Sallis, 24 for the death at age 96, but I picked him first, so a 25 point bonus there.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24
Almost. Unless I've somehow arsed up and missed some stuff, I'm pretty sure that the correct standings as of right now are:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7. Ben Wilson: 24

(Differences: Andy had Peter Sallis, so 24 points more; Marc didn't pick Sallis at all).

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 pm

Got it from http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 60#p170417 - is that something else?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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Got it from http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 60#p170417 - is that something else?
Yeah, that was a list of people Marc thought were dead but were still alive.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:08 pm

Yeah John Noakes is on that list too
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm

My mistake.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:23 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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My mistake.
And what a big mistake. You must be considering retiring from the internet.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 am

But if I retired from the internet, you'd lose your favourite hobby of monitoring my public/non-public forum post count split. What will you do?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:46 am

Not that anyone picked him (why would they?!), but Cheick Tiote collapsed and died in training.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:49 pm

I thought it was during a penalty shootout.........sudden death :shock:
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:02 pm

Batman is dead. RIP Adam West
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Post by JimBentley » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:23 pm

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Adam West dead at 88.

Genuinely sad about this.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:09 pm

Yep. Sad news.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:47 pm

Helmut Kohl has just died
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 pm

Not a good year for children's TV legends.
Brian Cant has passed away
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:41 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
Well there you have it........or maybe you don't.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am

George A Romero has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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George A Remedies has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
Never heard of him.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Oh I forgot Martin Landscape.....I mean Landau of Space 1999 fame
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
Blimey Marc, you're full of surprises! Never had you down as a Linkin Park fan.

Random music fact: they wanted to be called Lincoln Park, but www.lincolnpark.com was taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park.

I can't pretend that I ever liked his band, but yes, this is sad. Only 41.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:21 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
Blimey Marc, you're full of surprises! Never had you down as a Linkin Park fan.

Random music fact: they wanted to be called Lincoln Park, but www.lincolnpark.com was taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park.

I can't pretend that I ever liked his band, but yes, this is sad. Only 41.
I got into them through my kids playing Mereora and Hybrid Theory constantly . Ive seen them live three times.
In fact I am a bit of a jinx when it comes to watching live artistes and them dying young.....Queen, Michael Jackson, Soundgarden, Prince, George Michael and Bowie......I'm worried for Stevie Wonder and Sting now
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:39 pm

I've done the Lincoln parkrun twice.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:28 am

2016 was an extraordinary year regarding celebrity deaths, in terms of the amount, the fame levels, and the unexpectedly young ages.
It won't be matched any time soon.
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There's a few people who I am fairly certain will die in 2017, but I'm not morbid enough to compete in something that relies on people dying.
And a big +1 for that comment, Elliott.
Respect.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm

RIP Sam Shepard.....not immortal after all
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by James Laverty » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm

Anyone have Robert Hardy?
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 pm

Robert Hardy (Siegfried ) and Hywell Bennet (Shelly ) have both died today
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm

The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:50 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though
Positive from a negative.

Campbell: 120 minus 81 years of age plus 25 bonus points = 64 points.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 213
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 pm

RIP Brucie you hung on for a long time.
If he meets Yoda in heaven,how would they greet each other?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm

Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
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Post by Ian Volante » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
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Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
Never heard of him. Genuinely.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:04 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
Never heard of him. Genuinely.
Actually, I recognise him from something many years ago to be fair.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm

Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones
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Post by Ian Volante » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones
Happily I've never seen the Nutty Professor.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 pm

That's a shame as it was a classic.
Not the awful Eddie Murphy remake.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by James Laverty » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 pm

Cormac Murphy-O'Connor died today. One I considered but didn't think he was famous enough
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:43 am

Was he the Primate of all Ireland.
I thought that was some kind of Chimp
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Post by JimBentley » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:54 pm

Sorry for the delay, only just got around to updating this. With the death of Brucey, some movement has occurred on the leaderboard:

1. Mark Deeks: 213
2. James Laverty: 159
3. Jim Bentley: 135
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Marc Meakin: 56
6. Thomas Carey: 55
7. Euan Slatter: 28
8. Ben Wilson: 24

It's hotting up! However, my falling to third place is...troublesome. I may have to undertake certain activities to rectify this prior to the year end, we'll see.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by James Laverty » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:29 pm

Jake Lamotta died today. Another one for Deeks....
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Post by JimBentley » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:00 am

James Laverty wrote:
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Jake Lamotta died today. Another one for Deeks....
He's running away with it!

@ 21/09/17:

1. Mark Deeks: 263
2. James Laverty: 159
3. Jim Bentley: 135
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Marc Meakin: 56
6. Thomas Carey: 55
7. Euan Slatter: 28
8. Ben Wilson: 24

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 pm

William G Stewart has died
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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:29 pm

Liz Dawn has passed away
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Post by James Laverty » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:18 pm

and Tony Booth as well. Not a good day for ex Corrie actors
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Post by JimBentley » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:14 am

And now Hugh Hefner; standings @ 28/09/17:

1. Mark Deeks: 263
2. Jim Bentley: 203
3. James Laverty: 159
4. Thomas Carey: 109
5. Andy McGurn: 80
6. Marc Meakin: 56
7. Ben Wilson: 53
8. Euan Slatter: 28

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm

Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:53 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.
It doesn't seem to be official, and there's apparently some confusion over it right now.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Very sad waste of a life........although I am probably making assumptions it was alcohol related
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Fats Domino has just passed away......am I the only one who thought he died years ago ?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Fred Mumford » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:59 pm

We discussed that phenomenon a few months ago - in this case it's called the Domino effect.

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 am

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Charles Manson and Jana Novotna.
I was amazed nobody had Manson, I could have sworn someone did. But they didn't.

Anyway, we're entering the Zone of Death (aka December) soon and I'm expecting movement on the leaderboard. This thing is not yet over.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:52 pm

No-one's mentioned the Young brothers?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:04 pm

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No-one's mentioned the Young brothers?
It is a bit of a coincidence them dying within a month of one another but it's not a connection I'd expect most people to make. Malcolm I would perhaps expected to have got a comment on here, what with AC/DC and that, but George? Not so much. I knew who he was but I'm a pop music nerd and the news of his death passed even me by for a few days; I don't think it was widely reported.

Angus is still alive of course.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Tom S » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:03 am

Couple of days late but Jana Novotna.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Ian Volante » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:51 am

JimBentley wrote:
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Ian Volante wrote:
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No-one's mentioned the Young brothers?
It is a bit of a coincidence them dying within a month of one another but it's not a connection I'd expect most people to make. Malcolm I would perhaps expected to have got a comment on here, what with AC/DC and that, but George? Not so much. I knew who he was but I'm a pop music nerd and the news of his death passed even me by for a few days; I don't think it was widely reported.

Angus is still alive of course.
Aye, I had similar thoughts, but thought it was notable enough.
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