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Author:  Rumpole [ Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:34 pm ]
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Dame Vera Lynn, singer and 'forces' sweetheart', dies aged 103

Much-loved entertainer, whose voice brought Britain together during the second world war, has died

Her family said they were “deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers”, and that they were with her when she died at her East Sussex home

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... s-aged-103

'We'll meet again': Vera Lynn's anthem of hope through the ages
Jun 18, 2020
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Author:  Rumpole [ Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:30 pm ]
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MythBusters' host and robot engineer Grant Imahara dies from brain aneurysm age 49

  • The brilliant roboticist, who starred on Discovery's popular science show from 2005-2014, passed away on Monday
  • 'We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man,' a representative for Discovery Channel said in a statement to THR
  • His White Rabbit Project co-star Kari Byron and Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage paid tribute to the electrical engineer on Twitter


By Deirdre Simonds For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:18 AEST, 14 July 2020 | Updated: 21:27 AEST, 14 July 2020

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Grant Imahara, who shot to fame for his technical expertise in creating robots on the hit series' Mythbusters, died suddenly on Monday of a brain aneurysm at 49.

'We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,' the Discovery rep said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The brilliant roboticist, who studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, officially joined 'The Build Team' as Scottie Chapman's replacement in the third season in 2005 and remained until 2014.

In 2016, he reunited with co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci for Netflix's White Rabbit Project, which lasted for one season.

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Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:28 pm ]
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Julie Felix (81) died

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Dutch television in 1967

Julie Ann Felix (June 14, 1938 – March 22, 2020) was an American-born, British-based folk recording artist who achieved success, particularly on British television in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She later performed and released albums on her own record label

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... x-obituary

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:34 pm ]
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Eddie Van Halen: Tributes paid to rock guitarist following death at 65

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https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54443394

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:55 pm ]
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Sir Sean Connery obituary

Scottish actor for ever associated with his role as the first screen James Bond

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It would have been easy for Sean Connery, who has died aged 90, to bask in the fame and riches his most famous role brought him and never do film work again. But to his credit, almost from the beginning of his success as James Bond, he was up for more challenging assignments. However, having turned his back on his alter ego, and no matter what else he did, Connery would continue to be associated principally with Ian Fleming’s secret-agent hero, and remain the actor against whom all the subsequent James Bonds are measured – to their disadvantage.

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/o ... y-obituary

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