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Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:37 pm
by WeeMann
Roger wrote:Also, Jim Rodford from the Kinks has died.


Also of The Zombies and Argent.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:55 am
by WeeMann
One of my favourite musicians, Pat Torpey, drummer with Mr Big, has died following a few years suffering with Parkinsons.

I first saw him play at The Marquee in 1992 and was blown away by his talent. Last time was in November - on this latest tour he's been doing backing vocals and percussion as he could no longer play the drums.

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Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:56 am
by icy
WeeMann wrote:One of my favourite musicians, Pat Torpey, drummer with Mr Big, has died following a few years suffering with Parkinsons.

I first saw him play at The Marquee in 1992 and was blown away by his talent. Last time was in November - on this latest tour he's been doing backing vocals and percussion as he could no longer play the drums.

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Just saw this. I had no idea he was ill. I know how much you admire the band.
He was a great drummer. One of the drummers I could watch for ages and never become bored.
RIP sir.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:29 am
by JLP
British comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90..

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:32 pm
by sebastian
Expected, but still so sad.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:34 pm
by WeeMann
JLP wrote:British comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90..


The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some way into Saturday.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:14 pm
by Elessar
Today is the 1985th (possibly...maybe...who knows) anniversary of the death of Britain’s second favourite Palestinian.

Thoughts and prayers to big JC.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:28 am
by WeeMann
Elessar wrote:Today is the 1985th (possibly...maybe...who knows) anniversary of the death of Britain’s second favourite Palestinian.

Thoughts and prayers to big JC.


I think you're between 4 and 6 years out. Roughly.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:30 am
by Kes
He was supposedly somewhere between 33-36 when they executed him. He did well to last as long as he did. Suspension trauma's a twat. Kills most people in a matter of a couple of hours, and that's without the nails, or the bloke with the long spear trying to hurry things along!

So, I guess it depends on whose version you believe, if any of them.

How they calculate Easter with any given level of accuracy, is also a bit of a mystery to me. So many full moons after such and such a date, and the nearest weekend to that. Fuck it, let's just make it whenever it's convenient to the chocolate companies, somewhere around March or April.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:13 pm
by Elessar
It was meant to take him much longer to die. The point was that it was a cruel, tortuous death. The little plinth that his feet are on in most depictions is to allow him to breathe so he doesn’t die quite so quickly. I think his dad intervened and spared him the agony or something.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420788/

We don’t actually know for sure what he mechanism of death is in crucifixion:

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:48 pm
by WeeMann
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43818226

Dale Winton's died. Didn't see that one coming.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:51 pm
by sebastian
Avicii too.

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:33 am
by julymorning
Verne Troyer (mini me of Austin Powers fame) died today age 49.

suicide after years battling depression is reported as the cause of death. So freaking sad!!

Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:55 pm
by Nicki79
Since the song fits the theme of this thread, I decided to post it here:
Last week I went to a concert of one of my favourite musicians (Michael Patrick Kelly) and he did a beautiful tribute to all the musicians, who died too young as victims of the rock‘n‘roll life. It still „haunts“ me. He wrote the song called „Requiem“ himself. It was really beautifully done, with a nice surprise for me as a Queen fan and a touching tribute to the latest victim Avicii. Here is the video I took:

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Re: Who Wants To Live Forever? The QOL Obituaries thread.

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:44 am
by icy
Nicki79 wrote:Since the song fits the theme of this thread, I decided to post it here:
Last week I went to a concert of one of my favourite musicians (Michael Patrick Kelly) and he did a beautiful tribute to all the musicians, who died too young as victims of the rock‘n‘roll life. It still „haunts“ me. He wrote the song called „Requiem“ himself. It was really beautifully done, with a nice surprise for me as a Queen fan and a touching tribute to the latest victim Avicii. Here is the video I took:

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It's beautiful. Giving me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing.
Spoiler! :
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