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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Avner underwent extensive body modification to appear like a female cat
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    including splitting his upper lip, surgically turning his ears into points, getting cheek and forehead implants, filing his teeth, as well as numerous tattoos and piercings.
    so where are the female bits in that list?

    dumb fuck, he was bound to have died of catalepsy or an accumulation of pus

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    he was bound to have died of catalepsy or an accumulation of pus
    No he died of a broken neck when he tried to lick his arse and fell off the book shelf

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    ^Piss poor cat. He should still have 8 lives remaining.

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    Saw him once outside a West End London theatre a few years ago, handing out flyers promoting "The Lion King" production.
    People were freaking out when they realised his face wasn't a mask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Saw him once outside a West End London theatre a few years ago, handing out flyers
    Yes, I suppose doing that to your face kind of limits your career options.

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    dunno

    he could have advertised "Cats"

    "Cat on a hot tin roof"

    "Puss in Boots"

    loads of options

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    BRYCE COURTNEY...R.I.P....many many thanks for some excellent yarns, books that were so hard to put down..you will be missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedwalk View Post
    BRYCE COURTNEY...R.I.P....many many thanks for some excellent yarns, books that were so hard to put down..you will be missed
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    R.I.P. Great writer
    Some bastard nicked my copy of the Potato Factory from the office.
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    Australian author Bryce Courtenay dies






    Bryce Courtenay, speaking shortly before his death: "I've had a wonderful life"


    Australian author Bryce Courtenay has died at the age of 79, his family say.

    The South African-born writer, who shot to fame with his first novel, The Power of One, had been suffering from stomach cancer.

    Courtenay, who only began writing in his 50s, went on to pen 21 books, selling more than 20 million copies globally.

    He died at his home in Canberra on Thursday. His publisher described him as a "born story-teller".

    Born in Limpopo province, South Africa, Courtenay studied journalism in London and then moved to Australia in the 1950s.

    Turning to writing after three decades in advertising, his first novel told of a boy growing up under apartheid in South Africa. It sold more than eight million copies and was subsequently turned into a film.

    April Fool's Day was a non-fiction account of the death of his son, Damon, from Aids, contracted from a blood transfusion to treat haemophilia.

    In an interview with Australian media, Courtenay said writing that account was the hardest thing he had ever had to do.

    His latest book, Jack of Diamonds, was released two weeks ago.

    "We'd like to thank all of Bryce's family and friends and all of his fans around the world for their love and support for me and his family as he wrote the final chapter of his extraordinary life," his wife Christine said in a statement.

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    The Sun reporting that Larry Hagman (JR Ewing in Dallas) has died.

    Dallas legend Larry Hagman - who played JR Ewing - has died aged 81 | The Sun |News

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    Do we know who shot him?

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    Personal life

    In 1973, stepfather Richard Halliday died, and Hagman reconciled with his mother, Mary Martin, soon after. The two became close until her death from colon cancer in 1990, at the age of 76.

    In 1954, Hagman married Swedish-born Maj Axelsson[4] and they had two children, Heidi Kristina (b. 1958) and Preston (b. 1962). Longtime residents of Malibu, California, they now live in Ojai, California. Hagman has been a member of the Peace and Freedom Party since the 1960s.[10] Hagman derided President George W. Bush, a fellow Texan, before the Iraq War. At a signing for his book he described Bush as "A sad figure, not too well educated, who doesn't get out of America much. He's leading the country towards fascism".

    In 1967, friend musician David Crosby, supplied Hagman with LSD after a Crosby, Stills, and Nash concert:[12] "LSD was such a profound experience in my life that it changed my pattern of life and my way of thinking and I could not exclude it."[13] Hagman was introduced to marijuana by Jack Nicholson, as a safer alternative to Hagman's heavy drinking. "I liked it because it was fun, it made me feel good, and I never had a hangover.".[14] Although Hagman says he no longer smokes marijuana and is on a "Twelve-Step Program", he explains, "Marijuana is like being compared to alcohol and when you come right down to it, alcohol destroys your body and makes you do violent things, but with grass, you just sit back and enjoy life."

    In 1982, Hagman crowned the winner of the Miss Sweden competition in Stockholm. During the coronation, he wore a traditional Lapphatt and sang a Swedish folksong.


    Hagman in August 2011.



    In August 1995, Hagman underwent a life-saving liver transplant after admitting he had been a heavy drinker. Numerous reports state he was drinking four bottles of champagne a day while on the set of Dallas. He was also a heavy smoker as a young man, but the cancer scare was the catalyst for him to quit. Hagman was so shaken by this incident that he immediately became strongly anti-smoking. He has recorded several public service announcements pleading with smokers to quit and urging non-smokers never to start. Hagman was the chairman of the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout for many years, and also worked on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation.

    In 2001, Larry Hagman wrote his autobiography, entitled Hello Darlin' Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life.[15] As of 2012, this is the only book Hagman has written.

    In a 2007 interview, he talked about how he is now a major proponent of alternative energy.[16] On an episode of Living With Ed, Hagman and his wife showed actor Ed Begley, Jr. their solar powered, super energy efficient home and talked about their green lifestyle. In early 2010, the couple put their 43-acre Ojai estate (called "Heaven", which they purchased in 1991) up for sale; it was valued at $9.5 million.

    Hagman appeared at the Dublin races in 2008 with his wife. That same year, Maj Hagman was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.[18] In June 2011, Hagman said he had stage 2 throat cancer.[19] He commented, "As J.R. I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery", Hagman said in a statement. "But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love.

    Hagman died November 23, 2012 in a Dallas hospital from throat cancer.

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    I'll never forget when Hagman sang at a Royal Variety Show and forgot all the words to the song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    Do we know who shot him?

    a few people know the secret

    Sue Ellen’s sister Kristin Shepard — played by Mary Crosby — was unmasked as the killer in an episode watched by 350million viewers worldwide.


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    I remember Larry Hagman starring in I dream of Jeanie .

    Very funny and thanks for the memories Larry.

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    Hagman derided President George W. Bush, a fellow Texan, before the Iraq War. At a signing for his book he described Bush as "A sad figure, not too well educated, who doesn't get out of America much. He's leading the country towards fascism".


    Larry was a decent guy by the sounds of it


    R.I.P. sir

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    Bryce Courtenay Mr Louie the Fly RIP

    RIP Bryce


    Perhaps one of his best contributions to modern life was the " I'm Louie the Fly" commercial for Mortein insect spray. It was a great TV ad.


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    Australian author Bryce Courtenay dies






    Bryce Courtenay, speaking shortly before his death: "I've had a wonderful life"


    Australian author Bryce Courtenay has died at the age of 79, his family say.

    The South African-born writer, who shot to fame with his first novel, The Power of One, had been suffering from stomach cancer.

    Courtenay, who only began writing in his 50s, went on to pen 21 books, selling more than 20 million copies globally.

    He died at his home in Canberra on Thursday. His publisher described him as a "born story-teller".

    Born in Limpopo province, South Africa, Courtenay studied journalism in London and then moved to Australia in the 1950s.

    Turning to writing after three decades in advertising, his first novel told of a boy growing up under apartheid in South Africa. It sold more than eight million copies and was subsequently turned into a film.

    April Fool's Day was a non-fiction account of the death of his son, Damon, from Aids, contracted from a blood transfusion to treat haemophilia.

    In an interview with Australian media, Courtenay said writing that account was the hardest thing he had ever had to do.

    His latest book, Jack of Diamonds, was released two weeks ago.

    "We'd like to thank all of Bryce's family and friends and all of his fans around the world for their love and support for me and his family as he wrote the final chapter of his extraordinary life," his wife Christine said in a statement.

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    Boxer Hector Camacho dies after life support is turned off



    Puerto Rican boxing great Hector "Macho" Camacho has died in hospital after being taken off his life support machines, doctors have said.

    The former world champion was clinically brain dead after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near the capital, San Juan, on Tuesday.

    The boxer, who was 50, fought some of the great names of boxing during a three-decade career.

    They included Oscar de la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard and Felix Trinidad.

    Camacho was being treated at the Rio Piedras medical centre in San Juan.

    The centre's director Ernesto Torres told reporters that the former boxer went into cardiac arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning, was taken off life support and died shortly after.

    Earlier Camacho's mother Maria Matias said she wanted doctors to remove her son from life support.

    His eldest son, Hector Jr, had indicated he wanted to keep his father alive, but his mother had the final say.

    Flamboyant

    Camacho was shot in the head on Tuesday while sitting in a car outside a bar in his home city of Bayamon, outside the capital San Juan.

    His friend Adrian Mojica Moreno was killed in the attack. Police said the car contained bags of cocaine at the time of the shooting, but said they did not know of any motives behind the attack.

    Camacho was known for his flamboyant style and skill in the ring. He won four world titles across three weight divisions, beginning with the WBC super featherweight title in 1983.

    His last fight was an attempted comeback against Saul Duran in 2010, which he lost.

    By then he had become known for his troubled personal life and run-ins with the police.

    He was sentenced to seven years in prison for burglary in 2007, though the sentence was later suspended.

    He was found in possession of drugs and was the subject of a restraining order brought by his ex-wife, who complained of domestic abuse.

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    Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Dave Sexton has died, aged 82.

    Sexton led Chelsea to victory in the 1970 FA Cup and then to the European Cup Winners' Cup title in 1971.

    He went on to coach the England Under-21 team between 1977-90, leading them to successive European titles, in 1982 and 1984, and again from 1994-96.


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    Dave Sexton was one of the great elder statesmen of English football - both an innovator as a coach and a success as a manager.

    He is best remembered for leading Chelsea to FA Cup victory against Leeds United in 1970, following it up by securing the European Cup Winners' Cup against Real Madrid the following season.

    Sexton came close to arguably his greatest triumph in 1975/76 when he almost brought the title to Queen's Park Rangers, only to be narrowly pipped by Liverpool.

    A quiet, modest man who was regarded as one of the game's great thinkers, Sexton took Manchester United to the FA Cup Final in 1979, where they lost to Arsenal and his acumen and wisdom was utilised by the FA and a succession of England managers in his later years, leading the Under-21 team to back-to-back European titles in 1982 and 1984.



    "It is a sad day for English football," said Football Association director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking.

    "Anyone who was ever coached by Dave would be able to tell you what a good man he was, but not only that, what a great coach in particular he was.

    "In the last 30-40 years Dave's name was up there with any of the top coaches we have produced in England - the likes of Terry Venables, Don Howe and Ron Greenwood. His coaching was revered."

    Sexton began his managerial career at Leyton Orient in 1965 but it was during a seven-year spell with Chelsea where he made his name.

    He won the club's first FA Cup trophy with a 2-1 replay victory over Leeds at Old Trafford after the first match had ended in a 2-2 draw at Wembley - David Webb scored the winner in extra time after Peter Osgood's late equaliser had cancelled out Mick Jones's goal for United.

    A year later, Sexton's Chelsea lifted the European Cup Winners' Cup - Real Madrid were the opposition and Ignacio Zoco's last-minute goal cancelled out Osgood's opener, leading to another replay.

    Again Chelsea triumphed 2-1 with Osgood and John Dempsey scoring before half-time.

    Chelsea tweeted: "RIP David Sexton - Chelsea manager 1967 to 1974 who guided us to our first FA Cup and European trophy - the Cup Winners' Cup."
    Sexton's managerial career

    • 1965: Leyton Orient
    • 1967-74: Chelsea
    • 1974-77: QPR
    • 1977-81: Manchester United
    • 1977-90: England U-21
    • 1981-83: Coventry
    • 1994-96: England U-21
    He left Chelsea for QPR in 1974 and led the west London team to their best league finish of second in the 1975-76 season, one point behind champions Liverpool.

    The club said on Twitter: "QPR is desperately saddened to learn of the passing of former R's manager Dave Sexton. The club would like to extend its deepest condolences to Dave's family and friends at this sad time. May he rest in peace #RIP"

    In 1977, he moved to Manchester United but was sacked in April 1981 after four years without winning a trophy at Old Trafford - although he did win his final seven games in charge.

    He ended his full-time managerial career at Coventry in 1983 but continued his England Under-21 coaching in a part-time capacity.

    Sexton was awarded an OBE for his services to football in 2005

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    Actress Dinah Sheridan dies at 92

    Dinah Sheridan appeared in the 1994 TV sitcom All Night Long, which was set in an all night bakery


    Actress Dinah Sheridan, who appeared in classic British films including The Railway Children and Genevieve, has died at the age of 92.

    Sheridan, who played the mother in The Railway Children, also had roles in The Mirror Crack'd and the BBC sitcoms Don't Wait Up and All Night Long.

    She played Chancellor Flavia in the 1983 Doctor Who film The Five Doctors.

    The actress died peacefully at her home in Northwood, Middlesex, surrounded by her family on Sunday, her agent said.

    Born Dinah Mec to a German mother and Russian father in 1920, she picked the name Sheridan out of the phone book.

    Sheridan (right), appeared with Ann Todd in the 1952 David Lean film The Sound Barrier

    Her birth name was pronounced "mess" and she did not want to give newspaper critics any ammunition, she said.

    She landed her first film role at the age of 15 but put her acting career on hold to become an ambulance driver at the start of World War II.

    In 1942, she married the actor Jimmy Hanley and the couple had three children.

    Her son Jeremy went on to be Conservative Party chairman in the 1990s and his sister Jenny was an actress and presenter, hosting the ITV children's show Magpie. Another daughter, born in 1944, lived for just three days.

    Sheridan and Hanley appeared in a string of films together but the actress left her husband in 1949. She enjoyed further screen success with the comedy Genevieve in 1953.

    On marrying the head of the Rank organisation John Davis in 1954, he demanded that she give up acting to look after their children. But the marriage soon became difficult and they divorced 11 years later after Sheridan suffered a breakdown.

    Don't Wait Up, a sitcom starring Nigel Havers and Tony Britton, ran for six series in the 1980s

    Her stage and screen career resumed, leading to the role in The Railway Children in 1970.

    "She practically played herself as the mother in that film, except in real life she has been much more smiling, even though she hasn't had much to smile about at times," her son Jeremy once told an interviewer.

    In the 1980s, she became familiar alongside Nigel Havers and Tony Britton in the domestic sitcom Don't Wait Up, while in 1984 she appeared with Keith Barron in the bakery-set TV comedy All Night Long.

    Meanwhile, two years into a relationship with actor Jack Merivale, he was diagnosed with a kidney disease and she cared for him for 21 years until his death in 1990.

    Her fourth husband was the Californian businessman Aubrey Ison, who died in 2007.

    "I've had a very strange life," she once said. "Whenever I've married, I've married for life. But things have gone desperately wrong."

    In 1999, both The Railway Children and Genevieve were named on a list of the top 100 British films of all time, as voted for by a panel of more than 1,000 actors, producers, writers and directors

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    Joseph Murray, US organ transplant pioneer, dies at 93

    Dr Joseph Murray was a religious man who viewed his work as a "prayer"

    Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who performed the world's first successful human organ transplant, has died. He was 93.

    The Nobel prize winner passed away at the same Boston Hospital where, almost six decades ago, he performed the surgery that would transform medicine.

    In December 1954, Dr Murray made history when he transplanted a kidney between identical twins.

    He learned his craft during World War II, treating badly burned soldiers.

    By performing skin grafts on troops, he realised the biggest obstacle in the procedure was the immune system's rejection of foreign tissue.

    Deeply religious

    Working at Boston's Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he and colleagues managed to successfully transplant kidneys on dogs.

    Using the new surgical techniques, he took the healthy kidney of 23-year-old Ronald Herrick and transplanted it into his identical twin, Richard, who had kidney failure. Richard lived another eight years.

    In 1962, with the arrival of drugs to suppress the immune response, he completed the first successful organ transplant from an unrelated donor.

    His work led to hundreds of thousands of transplants in America alone and sparked an ongoing ethical debate.

    Dr Murray was a deeply religious man. He told the Harvard University Gazette in 2001: "Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator."

    He passed away on Monday at the facility - now called Brigham and Women's Hospital - where he made medical history.

    He had suffered a stroke on Thursday night at his suburban Boston home, hospital spokesman Tom Langford told the Associated Press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    Dr Murray was a deeply religious man. He told the Harvard University Gazette in 2001: "Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator."
    And then apparently spend the rest of the day trying to thwart His mysterious ways..

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    Martin Richards, Broadway and film producer, dies

    Richards' shows won more than 40 Tony awards, Broadway's top honour

    Martin Richards, the Tony award-winning producer behind Broadway hit Sweeney Todd, has died in New York aged 80.

    Richards produced the original Broadway production of Chicago in 1975, going on to win an Oscar in 2003 for producing the film version.

    Publicist Judy Jacksina said Richards, who had been suffering from cancer, died on Monday.

    Charlotte St Martin of The Broadway League said his popular shows "brought many generations" to Broadway.

    "He was an admirer of talent, and we were an admirer of his," she added.

    Richards' other Broadway productions included Crimes of the Heart, La Cage Aux Folles, Grand Hotel and The Life.

    During 50 years of producing plays and musicals his shows won more than 40 Tony awards.

    'Infallible taste'

    He also had producing credits on a number of films, including The Shining, The Boys From Brazil and Fort Apache: The Bronx.

    Chita Rivera, star of the original production of Chicago, said in a statement that she had lost a great friend.

    "What a privilege to have shared a part of his flamboyant history," she said.

    "Through Marty and his courageous eye and infallible taste, I have inherited gifts I had never imagined would come my way."

    Earlier this year Richards produced the new musical Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues at The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbour, New York.

    The marquees of Broadway's theatres were dimmed in his memory on Tuesday night.

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    ^ I thought that was David "Del Boy" Jason.

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    Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies at 104

    Niemeyer designed Brazil's futuristic capital, Brasilia, as well as the UN building in New York

    Obituary: Oscar Niemeyer

    Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed some of the 20th Century's most famous modernist buildings, has died just before his 105th birthday.

    He rose to international fame as the architect of the main government buildings in the futuristic Brazilian capital, Brasilia, inaugurated in 1960.

    He also worked with Swiss-born modernist architect Le Corbusier on the UN building in New York.

    He continued to work on new projects until earlier this year.

    He died on Wednesday at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro.



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