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Old 2020-11-28, 08:46   #1552
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Similar British humour we use to say in the north of Portugal: “he went on his turn/time” when someone passes away.
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Old 2020-11-28, 08:56   #1553
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I know Paul. Also having half of the family from Brazil it was expected to have knowledge about both countries, jokes, football, etc. Same as between Portugal and Spain. My comment was related to be a sarcastic one, as you British well do it.
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Old 2020-11-29, 14:14   #1554
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Dave Prowse
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LONDON (AP) — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. He was 85.

Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.
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Prowse was also known to a generation of British children as the Green Cross Code Man, a superhero in a series of road safety advertisements during the 1970s and '80s.
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"Ant-Man" director Edgar Wright also paid tribute to Prowse on Twitter.

"As a kid Dave Prowse couldn't be more famous to me; stalking along corridors as evil incarnate in the part of Darth Vader & stopping a whole generation of kiddies from being mown down in street as the Green Cross Code man," he wrote. "Rest in Peace, Bristol's finest."
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Old 2020-12-03, 02:25   #1555
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Former president of France.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/w...aing-dead.html
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Old 2020-12-03, 06:48   #1556
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Old 2020-12-03, 06:59   #1557
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He of the hand of God.
Yep. We used to call him Manadona (mana=hand, Spanish mano, dona=to give, donate).

Rest in peace!
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Old 2020-12-03, 16:56   #1558
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Hugh Keays-Byrne.

He was in the original "Mad Max" movie, and more recently, "Fury Road."
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Old 2020-12-08, 05:10   #1559
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Chuck Yeager pilot, USAF, 97 years old
https://www.cnet.com/news/chuck-yeager-famed-test-pilot-who-broke-sound-barrier-dies-at-age-97/
I have seen him flying a Mustang, in formation with Bud Anderson, who he flew Mustangs with in WW2

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Old 2020-12-08, 13:33   #1560
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Dick Allen, fearsome hitter and 7-time All-Star

I saw him play for the Chicago White Sox. About the hardest I ever saw a baseball get hit was a home run he hit in (old) Comiskey Park. It didn't quite clear the roof high above the stands, but it came mighty close. It landed on top of the near side of the roof, and rolled back down, landing in the outfield.

EDIT: Something seemed odd about this one. The name just didn't seem right. It suddenly dawned on me: When he was playing, everyone called him Richie Allen.

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David Lander, Squiggy in ‘Laverne and Shirley,’ dies at 73
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Old 2020-12-08, 13:41   #1562
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Tony Hsieh’s Bizarre Death Details Emerge: Former Zappos CEO Was ‘Locked’ In Basement
Drugs were apparently involved.
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