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Postby Macc » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:56 pm


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The Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49

Keith Flint, the fiery frontman of British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, has been found dead at his home near London, the band said. He was 49.

Flint was one of the best-known faces of British electronic music, often appearing with eccentric haircuts, sometimes styled as devil's horns, and heavy make-up around his eyes.

Police confirmed that the body of a 49-year-old man had been found at a home in Brook Hill, north-east of London.

They said the death was being treated as non-suspicious.


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Postby phunkyfeelone » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:05 pm


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Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61.

Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday.

Herro posted on Facebook: “Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family.” The cause of death and other details were not disclosed.

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The 1.93m, 208kg wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981.
He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2, which Hogan won.
Hogan said he was “overwhelmed” by his friend’s passing.
Bundy had guest appearances on the sitcom Married … with Children.

He was planning to appear at the WrestleCon event in New York City next month.


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Postby Macc » Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 pm


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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew From ‘Star Wars’ Dies at 74

“Star Wars” actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy, died on Tuesday, his family announced on his Twitter. He was 74.

He died at his North Texas home surrounded by his family, read the Twitter statement.

Though he spoke entirely in growls, snarls, and the occasional roar, Chewbacca’s unwavering loyalty to Han Solo made him one of the most beloved characters in the franchise. Much more than just the hairy co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Chewie’s dependability and trustworthiness helped the iconic Wookiee function as the series’ ultimate “wing man.”

He was discovered by producer Charles H. Schneer while working as a hospital attendant in London, and cast in Ray Harryhausen’s “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.” The next year, he was cast as Chewbacca, the 200-year-old Wookiee.

Mayhew went on to appear in “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “The Force Awakens” and “The Star Wars Holiday Special.” He was active on the “Star Wars” convention circuit and wrote two books, “Growing Up Giant” and “My Favorite Giant.”

His height was not due to gigantism, but he measured 7 feet 3 inches. George Lucas originally had his eye on bodybuilder David Prowse to play Chewbacca, but Prowse decided to play Darth Vader instead and Lucas went with the even-taller Mayhew.

On TV, he made guest appearances on “Donny & Marie,” “The Muppet Show” and “Glee.” He seldom played roles outside of Chewbacca, except for “Dark Towers,” on which he played the Tall Knight and horror movie “The Terror,” in which he played the Mechanic.

Mayhew was asked by Australia’s BMag why Chewbacca didn’t get a medal at the end of the first “Star Wars” along with Solo and Skywalker. “I think it was one of two reasons,” he said. “One, they didn’t have enough money to buy me a medal. Or two, Carrie couldn’t reach my neck, and it was probably too expensive to build a little step so that I could step down or she could step up and give me the medal.”

He established the Peter Mayhew Foundation to provide funds for those in need, and suported the 501st Legion, Wounded Warriors, Make-a-Wish and other non-profits. Donations may be made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation.

There will be a memorial service for friends and family on June 29, with a memorial for fans in Los Angeles in early December at EmpireCon. He is survived by his wife, Angie, and three children.


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Postby Macc » Thu May 16, 2019 8:25 pm


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Bob Hawke dies 'peacefully at home', aged 89

Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister and Labor Party legend, has died at the age of 89.

Mr Hawke led the country and his party from 1983 to 1991, and his contribution to public life helped shape modern Australia.

A great conciliator, Mr Hawke's achievements as prime minister included modernising the economy and integrating it into the global community, establishing Medicare, and championing environmental issues.

He won four federal elections, making him Labor's longest-serving prime minister and Australia's third-longest-serving prime minister behind Robert Menzies and John Howard.

Mr Hawke is survived by his wife and biographer Blanche d'Alpuget, and his three children — Susan, Stephen and Rosslyn.

Ms d'Alpuget released a statement saying "he died peacefully at home" and that his children, stepson Louis, and his grandchildren would hold a private funeral ahead of a memorial service in Sydney in the coming weeks.



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Postby djmenow » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:07 pm


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Former Home and Away actor Ben Unwin has tragically passed away at the age of 41.

The Australian star, who played Jesse McGregor on the popular TV soap, died last week.

A NSW police statement to Yahoo Lifestyle said that on August 14: “Police attended Minyon Falls, Whian Whian, responding to a concern for welfare.

“The body of a 41-year-old man was located. The death has not been treated as suspicious.”

Ben famously played Jesse McGregor on Home and Away from 1996–2000 and then 2002–2005.

His performance landed him a Logie nomination in 1997 for the Most Popular New Talent category.

That same year he was also nominated for a British National Television award, again for his outstanding performance as a newcomer to the industry.

Ben reportedly had a career change after leaving the beloved show, studying law and working as a solicitor.

Co-stars pay tribute

Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has paid tribute to her former co-star.

“I just woke up to the tragic news of Ben’s passing, my heart goes out to his family,” 42-year-old Ada told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Ada worked closely with Ben during his time on Home and Away from 1996–2000 and then 2002–2005.

Fans share shock and devastation

There has been an outpouring of shock and grief from fans online after the tragic news broke.

Across social media people shared messages and tributes for the actor.

“That’s very sad. [He] used to be a fave back in the day. Tragic news,” one fan wrote on Facebook.

“Oh wow. I met him years ago. He was such a nice guy,” another added.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.


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Postby Macc » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:58 pm


Tim Fischer dies aged 73

Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has died aged 73 after a long fight with cancer.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/tim-fis ... 52j8m.html


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Postby djmenow » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm


Former AFL player, coach, TV personality and legend Danny Frawley has died in a single car accident today after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree.

He was 56 years old.

RIP :sad:


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