Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dew Melons, Nov 14, 2016.
All these people and animals left us...and so many changes happening...
That's quite a tribute. It took me a while to find Pete Burns.
Another true legend who passed away at the end of August.
Jo Cox and Victoria Wood brought a lump to my throat in that tribute. I still feel very sad about both.
Interesting that I was scanning the the picture to remind me and see if anyone I knew of was missing. Then I realised I needed to take a minute to think about all we've lost this year.
Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, David Bowie, David Gest & Peter Burns all created that shock reaction when I learned of their passing.
It only feels like July or August to me. The year has gone that fast. It's strange to think of the year starting to be summed up already. I'm not ready for it.
Lots of things can still happen in 2016, but I hope this picture won't need to get bigger.
I still remember how shocked I was when hearing about many of these. Alan Rickman's death mostly.
I thought the summer would never end.
It's been a very quick year, indeed.
Sadly, a lot of sudden deaths of famous people this year.
2016 a true Annus Horribilis.
There have been many deaths of prominent people in 2016 but the death of arguably the most notable individual, in terms on the impact he had on humankind, went by almost unnoticed and with very little comment. Dr Donald Henderson died in August of this year aged 87. He was the American epidemiologist in charge of the decade-long campaign to eradiate smallpox worldwide. The success of his work has saved hundreds of millions of lives. He didn't achieve fame by singing, acting, writing or being successful at sport but he did change the world for the better.
BBC: Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87
Then there are beloved celebrities from other nations as well.
Speaking for Sweden, I'll name artists Olle Ljungström, Freddie Wadling, Carina Jaarnek & Josefin Nilsson, author Bodil Malmsten, skier Matilda Rapaport, former Prime Minister Thorbjörn Fälldin, dragshow icon Lasse Flinckman, notorious criminal Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt, comedian/journalist Åke Cato.
2 Swedish professional skiers had major accidents. Matilda Rapaport got stuck in an avalanche & died a few days later. And just before Christmas, ski-cross star Anna Holmlund crashed and was immidiately operated on for bleedings in her brain and has been in an induced coma since then. I keep hoping that she will make it - and recover better than Michael Schumacher!!!
And now, for those who haven't seen this yet, 2016 cleverly summed up as a horror movie trailer.
Beware the Orange Monster! LOL...
The tagline? "Do you think this is over...? Or are we just getting started...?"
Although 2016 was not a great year, it's important to remember that the past has its place but always look to the future (to paraphrase the real Angela Channing).
There were lots and lots. It takes me more than a minute. Richard Bradford starred in ITC's Man in a Suitcase (giving quite a different type of performance than any other ITC lead actor) and we had mutual friends. Adrienne Corri, who among many other things was a star of ITC's Sword of Freedom. Van Williams died at the end of November (announced early December) and I remember watching him in action as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet in The Green Hornet (with crossover appearances on Batman). I had just started to watch that again. And now William Christopher who played Francis Mulcahy in MASH and AfterMASH. Actor Douglas Wilmer died in 2016 and he had appeared onscreen with Conrad Phillips, who died in January 2016. Conrad Phillips was the star of ITC's William Tell.
Burt Kwouk, who among many other things had been a series regular on ITC's The Sentimental Agent.
Kenny Baker (in the picture) had guested in ITC's Man of the World (as had Burt Kwouk) and The Sentimental Agent spun off from Man in the World. Kenny Baker had appeared as a hitman who could be smuggled into baby prams and laundry baskets. Robert Vaughn (in the picture) had starred in ITC's The Protectors.
2016 just about summed up ?
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