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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:53 PM

The actress Betty Lucas has died at 90. http://www.smh.com.a...415-1mld8v.html I remember her from Prisoner Cell Block H where she played a character called Clara Goddard.I suppose Australians will know her from lots of other stuff though


WhoamI

Posted 10 April 2015 - 04:08 AM

And another one bites the dust Former Senator Peter Walsh, Minister for Finance in Bob Hawke's Government has died aged 80.  It seems it is going to be a bad year for former politicians in Australia with at least 6 already having died thus far.

 

https://au.news.yaho...ter-walsh-dies/


Sir Creep

Posted 10 April 2015 - 02:53 AM

Ritchie Benaud admitted to hospice..

 Dead.
Wow!  Of course, the committee wouldn't listen to me and put him on this year's list.  :banghead:
You must've known more about him and his condition than what I knew at the time (that he received radiation treatment for skin cancer), but I think it would've been unreasonable to put every major celeb with "skin cancer" on the list. That's not a very helpful term - since it encompasses a range of very different conditions, from almost innocuous, indolent basal cell carcinomas to metastatic melanoma; and I couldn't really find anything more specific on any major news site.
EDIT: This is what I read about him in November:

Benaud, 84, is receiving treatment for skin cancers on his forehead and the top of his head. "I'm coping with it very well - the doctors are pleased," Benaud said at the SCG. (...) I recommend to everyone they wear protection on their heads. Eighty-four-year olds don't seem to mend as well as they used to," he said.

http://www.abc.net.a...-cancer/5879558
Nothing about the cancer being terminal or his family preparing for the worst...

Wasn't receiving radiation treatment for skin cancer a bloody redundancy?
SC

Posted 10 April 2015 - 02:37 AM

The Prime Minister has offered to give Benaud a state funeral:  http://www.abc.net.a...illions/6382864

that's a bit OTT isn't it? even for a legend like Richie Benaud...


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:51 AM

 

 

 

Ritchie Benaud admitted to hospice..

 
Dead.
Wow!  Of course, the committee wouldn't listen to me and put him on this year's list.  :banghead:
You must've known more about him and his condition than what I knew at the time (that he received radiation treatment for skin cancer), but I think it would've been unreasonable to put every major celeb with "skin cancer" on the list. That's not a very helpful term - since it encompasses a range of very different conditions, from almost innocuous, indolent basal cell carcinomas to metastatic melanoma; and I couldn't really find anything more specific on any major news site.

EDIT: This is what I read about him in November:

Benaud, 84, is receiving treatment for skin cancers on his forehead and the top of his head. "I'm coping with it very well - the doctors are pleased," Benaud said at the SCG. (...) I recommend to everyone they wear protection on their heads. Eighty-four-year olds don't seem to mend as well as they used to," he said.

http://www.abc.net.a...-cancer/5879558

Nothing about the cancer being terminal or his family preparing for the worst...

 

No, just that we needed a token Aussie for the list and that Benaud had been in decline since his car accident and had looked shocking for months. That's about as scientific as I get with these things.  ;) 


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:50 AM

The Prime Minister has offered to give Benaud a state funeral:  http://www.abc.net.a...illions/6382864


GossipGabe

Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:13 AM

Ritchie Benaud admitted to hospice..

 
Dead.
Wow!  Of course, the committee wouldn't listen to me and put him on this year's list.  :banghead:
You must've known more about him and his condition than what I knew at the time (that he received radiation treatment for skin cancer), but I think it would've been unreasonable to put every major celeb with "skin cancer" on the list. That's not a very helpful term - since it encompasses a range of very different conditions, from almost innocuous, indolent basal cell carcinomas to metastatic melanoma; and I couldn't really find anything more specific on any major news site.

EDIT: This is what I read about him in November:

Benaud, 84, is receiving treatment for skin cancers on his forehead and the top of his head. "I'm coping with it very well - the doctors are pleased," Benaud said at the SCG. (...) I recommend to everyone they wear protection on their heads. Eighty-four-year olds don't seem to mend as well as they used to," he said.

http://www.abc.net.a...-cancer/5879558

Nothing about the cancer being terminal or his family preparing for the worst...

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:56 PM

 

Ritchie Benaud admitted to hospice..

 

Dead.

 

Wow!  Of course, the committee wouldn't listen to me and put him on this year's list.  :banghead:


Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:28 PM

Here is my Aussie list for 2015

Richie Benaud
Norm "Sticks" Provan
Stuart Wagstaff
Arthur Morris
David Malouf
Darrell Eastlake
Tom Uren
Bob Hawke
Judy Cassab
Dame Beryl Beaurepaire
Brian Henderson
Elisabeth Kirkby (No. 96 Actress)
Frank Sedgman
Lou Richards
Jeanne Little
Bill Hayden
Toni Lamond
Lorrae Desmond
Betty Cuthbert
Karl Stefanovic

that's at least 3 from your list dead now !


Fergie86

Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

 

Ritchie Benaud admitted to hospice..

 

Dead.

 

Sad news, a true legend, will be sadly missed, though not surprising as he looked awful when i last saw him on TV a few months ago.


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