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6 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Thanks for the useless link to 'do you have an account' source.

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3 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Thanks for the useless link to 'do you have an account' source.

 

Do you really check every single death link? Like calm down.

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5 minutes ago, Banana said:

 

Do you really check every single death link? Like calm down.


I guess you can't scroll past, you influential twat.  Yay you can follow me around like a lap dog like Toast does.
(EDIT: I"m guessing your answer is in my response).
(EDIT2: No, I virtually never open the 'British Character Actors' thread, so that is a Sir Creep Safe Zone)

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1 minute ago, Sir Creep said:


I guess you can't scroll past, you influential twat.  Yay you can follow me around like a lap dog like Toast does.

 

I appreciate that you consider me influential. That's very nice of you!

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The founding director of the National Gallery of Australia, James Mollison, has died aged 88.

Mollison was most renowned as the person who coordinated the then-controversial purchase of Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist painting Blue Poles in 1973. The NGA paid $1.3m for the work – now worth about $350m – a sum that required approval from the prime minister at the time, Gough Whitlam.  Mollison died of a heart attack on Sunday morning.

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Social media reporting the death of Australian author and blogger Steph Bowe at age 25.  She was diagnosed last February with T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma.

 

https://twitter.com/AGeekwithaHat/status/1219170163691360256/photo/1

 

Edit:  Death confirmed:  https://publishing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/writing-and-publishing/staff-writer/vale-steph-bowe-author-of-girl-saves-boy-259601

 

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Death Notice for former professional cyclist Ron Webb, who turned to designing cycle tracks, most famously designing the cycle tracks used in the Sydney, Athens and London 2012 Olympic Games: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/239883/webb

 

Wiki (mention): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Valley_VeloPark#Velodrome

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Okay, Caroline Laws... wife of radio host John Laws... she was picked here and there, and I think we mentioned her on here somewhere... I can't find it.

 

She died slightly off the radar last week:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/caroline-laws-funeral-john-laws-wife-farewelled-after-dying-from-ovarian-cancer/1fcf0ecc-09f1-4d17-8b02-f153a5497651

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On 05/04/2009 at 03:41, Guest Grave Mistake said:

Don Burrows - born 1928 - renowned jazz musician.

Don Burrows looks to be dead

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On 27/10/2019 at 17:56, msc said:

Will admit to being surprised to learn Mary Ward (Mum in Prisoner) is still alive aged 104. Did a thing to celebrate the shows 40th anniversary earlier this year.

She's just turned 105.Isn't that amazing ! 

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1 hour ago, CoffinLodger said:

She's just turned 105.Isn't that amazing ! 


Like totes amazeballs.

 

Nah, not really.

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19 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Some doctor and humanitarian Catherine Hamlin, picked for the DDP, dead at 96: https://www.smh.com.au/national/catherine-hamlin-the-saint-of-addis-ababa-dies-at-96-20200319-p54bpg.html

 

This is her first mention on the forum, if my search was right.

IIRC she was a DDP pick back in the day. I remember doing a bio for her.

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Not sure if we have an Aussie Rules thread or not but AFL player for Essendon, Jack Jones, has died aged 95.

 

Last month he was interviewed about his new cancer diagnosis and said he was ready to go any time.

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Ted Evans, a former Australian Treasury secretary, whose two decade-long efforts helped guide the country through economic growth, has died.  He was 79.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/former-treasury-secretary-ted-evans-dead-at-79-20200412-p54j70.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1586686179

 

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Ron Haddrick, acclaimed Australian TV and stage actor, died in February unnoticed by all us non-Ozzies. He was 90 and had been suffering from meningitis.

 

However, he's back in the news, as  he was the star of Australian SF show The Stranger (an 1965 Dr Who inspired show that was a huge influence on Australian TV, apparently) was recently found after being assumed wiped and has been remastered and put on YouTube by ABC.

 

So here's a news story about an old actor getting to see their big break again in HD before they died.

 

And here's a link to the YouTube.

 

 

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