The 5th Annual Celebrity Death Thread 2020 - Behold the Sacrifice!

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PostThe 5th Annual Celebrity Death Thread 2020 - Behold the Sacrifice!
by Preezy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:39 pm

My fellow worshippers, we are gathered once more to witness another year of celebrity deaths. As we enter our 5th year of harvests, we must preserve our ancient and sacred traditions! Last year's efforts definitely slacked off in terms of both quantity and quality, and the Blood Gods have taken notice - they must be appeased lest we suffer their wrath!

2020 Sacrifices:

Derek Acorah (charlatan)
Neil Peart (musician)
Christopher Tolkien (High Elf)
Derek Fowlds (actor)
Terry Jones (Monty Python actor)
Brice Armstrong (voice actor)
Kobe Bryant (NBA legend)
Nicholas Parsons (broadcaster)
Kirk Douglas (Spartacus)
Caroline Flack (tv presenter)
Harry Gregg (footballer)
Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian Pharaoh)
Jens Nygaard Knudsen (LEGO inventor dude)
David Roback (guitarist)
Max Von Sydow (actor)
Kenny Rogers (singer, fried chicken magnate)
Albert Uderzo (Asterisk creator, Gaul)
Eddie Large (comedian)
Bill Withers (musician)
Lord Bath (Longleat dude)
Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore)
Dieter Laser (Human Centipede fella)
Stirling Moss (racing driver)
Tim Brooke-Taylor (comedian, actor)
Brian Dennehy (actor)
Irrfan Khan (actor)
Sam Lloyd (actor, comedian)
Florian Schneider (musician)
Little Richard (singer)
Jerry Stiller (comedian, actor)
Fred Willard (actor)
Willie Thorne (snooker player, commentator)
Dame Vera Lynn (singer)
Ian Holm (actor)
Joel Schumacher (director)
Liam Treadwell (jockey)
Carl Reiner (actor)
Ennio Morricone (composer)

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PostRe: The 5th Annual Celebrity Death Thread 2020 - Behold the Sacrifice!
by abcd » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:01 pm

Shame about Derek. Morrisons will sadly have to cancel his range of Derek Pakora's.

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by Squinty » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:41 pm

My mum went to see Derek Acorah in concert. She said he was crap.

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by Vermilion » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:58 pm

This should have been added to the OP...

https://deathlist.net/

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by Godzilla » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:26 pm

I wouldn't say Derek Acorah was bad, or good. I'd say he was average.... but then he did always want to be medium.

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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:48 am

Dear Death,

Please take all the conservative leaders.

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 pm

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/n ... _cby1FE3Bs

Neil Peart, the drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67.

The influential musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement issued Friday by family spokesperson Elliot Mintz.


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by Squinty » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:25 pm

I'm so gutted by this. Love Rush.

'The Garden' on their most recent album has taken on another meaning.

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:45 pm

Aw strawberry float, this has gotten to me. :(

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by Squinty » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:01 pm

Excellent lyricist as well. I've brought up Witchhunt before on here, that song basically shows how little the world has changed since the 80's. The Right exploding, intolerance etc.

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:06 pm

Yeah I'd agree with that. It's one of my go-to songs when I boot up Rock Band for any reason, utterly fantastic. The line about immigrants and infidels is top tier songwriting. Unbelievable that it's almost forty years old.

Rush were always fantastic at creating stories with their lyrics and my understanding was that Peart was the guy behind all of that - the swerve into Randian philosophy wasn't up my alley but the songs are brilliant. Limelight is another song that's absolutely prescient IMO.

Selfishly I'm really glad I got to see him and the rest of the band in 2011. They played a three hour set, the whole of Moving Pictures plus a greatest hits. :wub:

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by Squinty » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:46 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:Yeah I'd agree with that. It's one of my go-to songs when I boot up Rock Band for any reason, utterly fantastic. The line about immigrants and infidels is top tier songwriting. Unbelievable that it's almost forty years old.

Rush were always fantastic at creating stories with their lyrics and my understanding was that Peart was the guy behind all of that - the swerve into Randian philosophy wasn't up my alley but the songs are brilliant. Limelight is another song that's absolutely prescient IMO.

Selfishly I'm really glad I got to see him and the rest of the band in 2011. They played a three hour set, the whole of Moving Pictures plus a greatest hits. :wub:


I seen them on that tour as well, in Dublin :D

I was still in the phase of getting to know their stuff at that point. I had only listened up to Moving Pictures, so when they played stuff like Subdivisions (and Marathon, I think?) I was a bit lost. It was a brilliant show nonetheless.

Peart did an extended drum solo. It's the first time I've ever seen a drummer do that.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:21 am

Squinty wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Yeah I'd agree with that. It's one of my go-to songs when I boot up Rock Band for any reason, utterly fantastic. The line about immigrants and infidels is top tier songwriting. Unbelievable that it's almost forty years old.

Rush were always fantastic at creating stories with their lyrics and my understanding was that Peart was the guy behind all of that - the swerve into Randian philosophy wasn't up my alley but the songs are brilliant. Limelight is another song that's absolutely prescient IMO.

Selfishly I'm really glad I got to see him and the rest of the band in 2011. They played a three hour set, the whole of Moving Pictures plus a greatest hits. :wub:


I seen them on that tour as well, in Dublin :D

I was still in the phase of getting to know their stuff at that point. I had only listened up to Moving Pictures, so when they played stuff like Subdivisions (and Marathon, I think?) I was a bit lost. It was a brilliant show nonetheless.

Peart did an extended drum solo. It's the first time I've ever seen a drummer do that.


I was kind of in the mid-point in that I knew Moving Pictures, 2112 and a bit of their more synth-y '80s output but there were still quite a few gaps in my knowledge of the band. Even with them, the gig sits pretty comfortably in my top ten of all time. We got the extended drum solo in Glasgow too.

It's not too much of a stretch to say that Peart was one of the all time great rock drummers, I'm sad to hear about this.

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PostRe: The 5th Annual Celebrity Death Thread 2020 - Behold the Sacrifice!
by rinks » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:36 am

Ah gooseberry fool, I’ve only just heard about this. Very sad news.

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PostRe: The 5th Annual Celebrity Death Thread 2020 - Behold the Sacrifice!
by Moggy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 pm



RIP Christopher :cry:

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by Pedz » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:27 am

Who?

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by kerr9000 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:44 am

Its the son of J R Tolkien the writer of Lord of the Rings, he also finished one of his dads books if my memory is right.

RIP Rocky Soulman Johnson , a darn good wrestler

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:50 am

Pedz wrote:Who?


You know what Google is right? Writing "who?" like that makes you sound like the gammon on Daily Mail comment sections.

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by Albear » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:04 am

He wrote the last 2 hobbit films

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:10 am

Albear wrote:He wrote the last 2 hobbit films


:lol:

Now that Christopher has died, we may get far more Tolkien adaptations. Christopher was apparently the one who held the estate back from selling all of the rights.

So "The Hobbit 4: Silmaril Boogaloo!" will be released late 2021.

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