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RandomGuest

Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

I think the first notable celebrity death for me was Elvis.  I was 10 at the time (turning 11 the next month) and actually knew who he was.  

 

I was about four months pregnant with my first son when Princess Diana died.  I watched her funeral on TV.  The boys walking with her coffin was a heartbreaking image.

 

My day usually starts around PST 05:00, I remember watching the news and then breaking story of the 9/11 attacks.  I immediately called my kid's aunt in New York but the line was busy and constantly busy throughout the day.  She eventually sent an email to the family around 20:00 letting us know their family were all okay.  The kid's uncle followed up with an email around midnight about his experience that day.  He was working a few blocks away and had a clear view of the World Trade Centre.

 

Like Sir Creep, I remember the 1986 Space Shuttle explosion as well.  I was home sick.  I didn't see it live, but got a call from my BF at the time to turn on the news.   All those children tuned in to watch the teacher in space, what a terrible thing to witness.

 

I'll finish with Robin Williams, while driving home from work I heard the announcement on the radio and I had to pull over because I started to cry.  It is usuallywith morbid facination that I follow celebrity deaths, but his death hit me hard.


msc

Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:18 PM

 

If you take the (*ominous music interlude*) Curse of the Deathlist to heart, Ozzy's not got much time left. Namely, that in 2010, there was five members of the original Deathlist still standing (discounting the Any One Beatle thing, as George snuffed it in 2001): Anna Wing, Jimmy Savile, Ozzy, Andrea de Cesaris and Deathlist favourite Clive Dunn.  Then in 2011, Jimmy Savile died, though his monster lives on. In 2012, Clive Dunn actually died. In 2013, Anna Wing. And then in 2014, de Cesaris managed to die in a car crash. So in 2015, we have one original Deathlist pick left, so if the cycle continued...

 

Clearly this is a curse as worthy as that of Tutenkhamun. Just think, people thought that was coincidence too, but here we are, a mere ninety years on, and everyone involved has died. Heh.

Sorry but that reminded me of this

 

 

 

 

:lol: It went through my mind as I was typing it, too.


Lard Bazaar

Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:01 PM

If you take the (*ominous music interlude*) Curse of the Deathlist to heart, Ozzy's not got much time left. Namely, that in 2010, there was five members of the original Deathlist still standing (discounting the Any One Beatle thing, as George snuffed it in 2001): Anna Wing, Jimmy Savile, Ozzy, Andrea de Cesaris and Deathlist favourite Clive Dunn.  Then in 2011, Jimmy Savile died, though his monster lives on. In 2012, Clive Dunn actually died. In 2013, Anna Wing. And then in 2014, de Cesaris managed to die in a car crash. So in 2015, we have one original Deathlist pick left, so if the cycle continued...

 

Clearly this is a curse as worthy as that of Tutenkhamun. Just think, people thought that was coincidence too, but here we are, a mere ninety years on, and everyone involved has died. Heh.

Sorry but that reminded me of this

 


msc

Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:16 AM

If you take the (*ominous music interlude*) Curse of the Deathlist to heart, Ozzy's not got much time left. Namely, that in 2010, there was five members of the original Deathlist still standing (discounting the Any One Beatle thing, as George snuffed it in 2001): Anna Wing, Jimmy Savile, Ozzy, Andrea de Cesaris and Deathlist favourite Clive Dunn.  Then in 2011, Jimmy Savile died, though his monster lives on. In 2012, Clive Dunn actually died. In 2013, Anna Wing. And then in 2014, de Cesaris managed to die in a car crash. So in 2015, we have one original Deathlist pick left, so if the cycle continued...

 

Clearly this is a curse as worthy as that of Tutenkhamun. Just think, people thought that was coincidence too, but here we are, a mere ninety years on, and everyone involved has died. Heh.


Morbidkid

Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:24 AM

For the 30th anniversary list what you guys think of including the only survivor of the orignal list Ozzy ?

hmm his lifestyle could catch up with him and he would be in his 70,s by then so yeah but if he looks great for his age at that time then no

the_engineer

Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:19 AM

For the 30th anniversary list what you guys think of including the only survivor of the orignal list Ozzy ?


Morbidkid

Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:35 PM

Another huge death I remember is Neil Armstrong

Sir Creep

Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:16 PM

Of no interest in the UK, like the events discussed above, I recall vividly when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded wiping out a crew and that teacher who had little business on it, as her students and 1000s of others watched live. Anyway I worked as groundskeeper for an apartment complex at the time -- 22 yrs old I think --along with 5-6 other males. We were all silent and stunned and just gutted, and after listening and watching updates we were sent home.

Not sure the ragging on Princess Di. WTF does someone have to do to get respect around here? It hit the TV ticker about 9pm EST in the States and I stared at the TV knowing nothing particularly new would come of it (though the immediate reports made it sound she was alive but messed up), and didn't shut it off till 4am. You may recall Mother Teresa died within a day or two and no one noticed cuz it was all Di all the time on the news.

I was 3 when MLK died. We move from Detroit to Pittsburgh the year before the Detroit Riots so I missed that first hand.

Sept 11 is a story to itself. Nutshell: My wife at the time worked in the 26th floor of the most visible office tower in Detroit overlooking Canada. I called her and told her get the fuck outta there now! Drove past the airport to/from work the next couple weeks and no air traffic was eerie and creepy.
SC

charon

Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:21 PM


Diana's demise I heard on radio 5 as the reports came in , at stoopid o'clock. Very entertaining.

Not so entertaining was the funeral. Had to take the day off work, and NOTHING was open. No pubs, bookies etc and the same shtick on every TV/radio channel.
Selfish cow.


11th Sept and I was on day off (Tuesday). Saw first plane hit in the house and was in the pub in time to see the second. Nice big plasma they had iirc.



Mountbatten/Neive/McWhirter I remember well, but Bolans death registered more than Elvis. Strange as I didn't care two hoots for t Rex.

Very hard to pin down first I definitely recall, but I'll take a stab at Pompidou. My brother was overdosing on Piaf at the time and I do recall him going on about it, and that would predate my dad being all chuffed about de Valera by about a year .

Magere Hein

Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:23 PM

The death of Princess Diana I didn't find out about until I switched on the telly at 7pm to watch the footy (Feyenoord beat De Graafschap 2 - 0) and the news was all over the screen. Her funeral was broadcast live on Dutch TV, but I had more entertaining things to do.

About the 11 September events I learned when I arrived at my chess club, some five hours after the attacks. I then realised that what I had seen on the telly (with the sound turned off, at the Surinamese restaurant where I had dinner) was live footage, not some film.

I vaguely remember when Martin Luther King was killed. I heard it on the radio news (no telly in the house) the next day. I didn't understand the importance of it, so I asked my mom. This was the first time I learned about race relations in the US.

The first death I remember being discussed at the family dinner table - other than dead relatives - was that of Lou de Palingboer, a self-proclaimed reincarnation of Jesus.

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