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Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE dies with coronavirus

He will be sadly missed. I've loved listening to him on the radio comedy panel show 'I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue' for my entire life. He'd done it for about 50-years.


He co-wrote and performed the original version of the celebrated Four Yorkshireman sketch (not actually a Python sketch):


He had the very silly hit single 'Funky Gibbon' with his comedy sketch troupe The Goodies:


He is probably most known to audiences round the world as the irate computer scientist from the Willy Wonka movie:


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R.I.P. John Prine, Folk Legend Dead at 73 From Coronavirus
https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/04/john-prine-dead-73-coronavirus/

I first heard of him a couple months back when this amazing song was on the radio:

 

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Allen Daviau, cinematographer (E. T., The Extra Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun), 77, has died of COVID-19.
 

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suspiciouscoffee said:
Allen Daviau, cinematographer (E. T., The Extra Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun), 77, has died of COVID-19.

Aw man. May he rest in peace.

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Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73

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Kraftwerk are one of my all-time favourite bands. Never made a bad album, I can listen to them all start-to-finish, any day, every day. I was very fortunate (thanks to my older brother) to get tickets to see them live in 2008 (can't remember if Florian was in the lineup then). The gig was inside a huge metal framed building on the site of the ex-communist steelworks in Nowa Huta, Krakow, Poland. The thunderous bass shook the building, creating a extra layer of creaking, vibrating music and the slight fear we might be killed when the building shook it's old frame to pieces. It was a very Kraftwerk feeling venue and one of the best gigs ever. Thanks Florian for all the great music! :)


^ At about 01.15 you can hear some guy shout "Awww feel that shake!" :D .
 

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RIP Dave Greenfield - the English Ray Manzarek...listen to his finest work...goodbye x

 

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Very sad to say that Sir Ian Holm has passed away aged 88. I recently rewatched Alien in which he portrayed Ash and was very found of his portrayal of Bilbo Baggins.
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^ Very sad. What a legend! I'll best remember him for:

- Ash in Alien
- The coach in Chariots of fire
- Napoleon in Time Bandits
- Frodo in the definitive (IMO) Lord of the Rings Radio drama.
- The perfect old Bilbo in the movies
- Sam's hapless boss in Brazil
- The welsh soldier Fluellen in Branagh's definitive Henry V
- Polonius in Mel Gibson's Hamlet.
- The stern Doctor in The Madness of King George (maybe his best role)
- The priest in The 5th Element
- Jack the Ripper in From Hell (the film around him sucked but he was damned creepy)
- The angry little chef in Ratatouille
- The father in the hit 90s Borrowers TV show (loved him in that)

^ A fraction of his long career.





 

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Loved him in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. 


I remember when this movie came out... where did the time go?
 

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TM2YC said:
- The priest in The 5th Element

Yes! I had completely forgotten that he was in The Fifth Element, I've not watched that in years. Guess I know what I'll be watching tonight. I'll definitely be lifting a glass to his memory.
 

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Wow. I never knew his name admittedly, and I never realized just how many things he was in. May he rest in peace...
 
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