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Apropos of someone going "I bet Reg Hollis and Tosh Lines would have had this shit sorted out by Saturday night" during the riots, I was like "Man, I wonder what Kevin Lloyd is up to these days." A brief Google reminded me that he's actually been dead for over a decade and died a week after being fired from The Bill.

 

Similarly, my brain is never able to process the fact that Les Sealey is dead and about twice a season I ask someone "Where's Les Sealey these days, goalkeeper coach somewhere yeah?"

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For a long time I kept forgetting that John Thaw was dead as he died when I was living overseas and not reading English newspapers. The same thing happened with Barry Took.

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Similarly, my brain is never able to process the fact that Les Sealey is dead and about twice a season I ask someone "Where's Les Sealey these days, goalkeeper coach somewhere yeah?"

 

Certainly Les Sealey - I look at those that played in the 1988 Simod Cup Final and find it hard to reconcile that he is dead. Likewise Sealey's team-mate at Luton Town, David Preece.

 

I watched Bread on TV the other day - I thought to myself, they've done well - only one dead (Waller), completely forgetting Gilly Coman is gone. Likewise on the subject of actresses who died young, Charlotte Coleman.

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I forgot betty page was dead, i remember a couple of years back thinking i wonder when she died and to my amazement she was actually alive, then a few months later she was dead.

:birthday:

 

And i also forgot Bill Waddington Alias Percy Sugden was dead... just as well his family remember :party:

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While doing some research for a new DDP feature, I had no idea that Olympic champion "Bullet" Bob Hayes was dead...

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While shopping at my local quik-e-mart, gazing longingly in the freezer section at forbidden goodies like haagen-dazs and Ben and Jerry's, my peripheral vision espied a Linda McCartney Vegetarian Lasagne.

 

I'd forgotten she'd ever lived, let alone had died.

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Similarly, my brain is never able to process the fact that Les Sealey is dead and about twice a season I ask someone "Where's Les Sealey these days, goalkeeper coach somewhere yeah?"

 

Certainly Les Sealey - I look at those that played in the 1988 Simod Cup Final and find it hard to reconcile that he is dead. Likewise Sealey's team-mate at Luton Town, David Preece.

 

I watched Bread on TV the other day - I thought to myself, they've done well - only one dead (Waller), completely forgetting Gilly Coman is gone. Likewise on the subject of actresses who died young, Charlotte Coleman.

 

 

Why on earth would you want to do that? I was reading some of my old tweets and had completely forgotten Blake Edwards was dead.

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Peter O Toole

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Ah yes, the I'd forgotten they were dead, thread. So, if some shameless post whore gratuitously drags it back to the top we can refresh it with a few names of people - believed alive - who are, surprisingly, dead.

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Every so often I find myself wondering "I wonder if the guy who played David Crosbie in Brookie is still alive?" and then remember on seeing his imdb profile that he died 4 years ago and I probably already knew that.

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0121308/

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Is there a thread for "don't knows" ?

 

Connie Converse has been on my radar for a few years, but fuck all about her since she bolted 40 years ago.

 

Back in focus recently but nowt/Nada/zip

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29258982

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Vincent Schiavelli.

 

Which sort of makes sense, he was in everything, then suddenly died in his 50s. Every so often I keep thinking "What's he up to these days?" only to remember he's dead again.

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Is there a thread for "don't knows" ?

 

Connie Converse has been on my radar for a few years, but fuck all about her since she bolted 40 years ago.

 

Back in focus recently but nowt/Nada/zip

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-29258982

 

Yes. Connie would be a great addition to the Missing in Action thread

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Is there a thread for "don't knows" ?

 

Connie Converse has been on my radar for a few years, but fuck all about her since she bolted 40 years ago.

 

Back in focus recently but nowt/Nada/zip

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-29258982

 

I was reading about her on websleuths recently funnily enough. I think she probably died not long after she went missing but then who knows. There is a missing persons thread which includes the likes of the possibly still living like Bambi Woods and Licorice McKechnie.

 

Regarding the original topic, Julie London is someone I didn't know had died until a few years after the fact and only remembered again recently when I heard Fly me to the Moon playing somewhere.

 

 

Edit - I see DDT and I were having a great minds think alike moment there.

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Shit wrong thread, but I find it hard to believe that "pop duo sensation" Jedward are still alive!.....Still at least I discovered their act has been dead for years recently.... :puke:

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Was just doing a bit of reading over on my Corrie longlist for The Deathlist Cup, and it took me about 10 minutes to work out why Stephen Hancock's name wasn't on it.

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"What happened to that Laura Branigan? I used to have a poster of her when I was ages with you. How about I- oh..."

 

—Clorox Senior, every single time he hears Gloria

 

 

Today would have been her 66th birthday. :party::angely:

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Was never bothered about Gloria. Self Control however is still on my playlist.

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