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So he died on November 24th ya say... B)

 

(Edit: Swear I had nothing to do with it!)

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I 'had a feeling' that he would probably go not too long after his 80th to be honest.  Maybe it was his goal to survive his 70s?

 

 10 years (even when the cancer isn't supposed to be as aggressive as some) with cancer can't have been great to live with but the treatments he had certainly kept him going and the interviews he gave right near the end showed he wasn't suffering as much as some people do. 

 

 

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Thomas Jefferson lands another Drop 40 in the DDP - I didn't have James

 

Hmmm...might screengrab that scoreboard to prove it happened

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Goodbye to a deathlist legend. The Aussie equivalent of Clive Dunn has finally fallen. We salute you!

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Him and Miller on the same day - intellectual lefties etc.

 

D'ya think the impending Tory majority and their belief in a Brexit calamity finally did for them?

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9 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

Him and Miller on the same day - intellectual lefties etc.

 

D'ya think the impending Tory majority and their belief in a Brexit calamity finally did for them?


Whilst he identified as being on the "left", I see him as more of a centrist. 

He was always critical of the socialist/commie types, supported the war in Iraq and was a climate change skeptic. 

To be fair, his views were all over the place. A hard one to place. He liked to think for himself, that made him unique. RIP.

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6 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Whilst he identified as being on the "left", I see him as more of a centrist. 

He was always critical of the socialist/commie types, supported the war in Iraq and was a climate change skeptic. 

To be fair, his views were all over the place. A hard one to place. He liked to think for himself, that made him unique. RIP.

 

 

Oh aye, forgotten the climate change stuff - it'll be a cremation then!

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Ah, I was always waiting for that "Now I go gently into that long night" kind of announcement as soon as his treatment stopped working. But in the end, he had no more words.

RIP though, I only knew him through the DeathList, but he was quite entertaining.

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15 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Ah, I was always waiting for that "Now I go gently into that long night" kind of announcement as soon as his treatment stopped working. But in the end, he had no more words.

RIP though, I only knew him through the DeathList, but he was quite entertaining.

Yeah he had run out of words to say most likely.

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48 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Whilst he identified as being on the "left", I see him as more of a centrist. 

He was always critical of the socialist/commie types, supported the war in Iraq and was a climate change skeptic. 

To be fair, his views were all over the place. A hard one to place. He liked to think for himself, that made him unique. RIP.

That is what made him interesting.He was a contrarian in some respects.Always politically centrist but not dogmatically so and could always say something the other side would find contentious.He was never partisan or dogmatically and radically centrist as so many of the bores that write today's columns are.

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Sad to see him go a very interesting man to read and listen to.Astounded he lasted this long.Like  Dunn Zsa Zsa and Biggs I think he will be quoted on this site for years to come.A great tease.I wonder if his dry sense of humour and morbidity would have made him chuckle at the Deathlist.

 

R.I.P Clive.

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Sad news, he was great. Mind you, to say he'd been very ill for years and with a dire early prognosis, he had a good innings. RIP.

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On 06/10/2019 at 21:02, chilean way said:

His last birthday... I think...

Well, sadly I hit with this... RIP

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2 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

Him and Miller on the same day - intellectual lefties etc.

 

D'ya think the impending Tory majority and their belief in a Brexit calamity finally did for them?

I believe they were good friends. After hearing of Miller's death this morning I saw this brilliant interview he did with Clive James. Very sad to hear about both of them. RIP

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4BUp4AylZE&t=591s

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Just home after a busy day. Caught it on TV this afternoon.

 

Always objectively laughing with the silliness of the world while at the same time absolutely loving the world. A top class thinker who was always one of us. Nothing he did was without substantiating and affirming our own idiocy and our own brilliance.

 

I'd like to thank him for making me laugh, making me think, making me weep. Probably simultaneously.

 

RIP.  

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