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CaptainChorizo

Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

Vicente Aranda  The Spanish Film Director of historical films Libertarias and Juana La Loca among others is dead at 88


Vinegar Tits

Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:10 PM

For anyone wanting an up date on Charles Aznavour - he was on Vivement Dimanche today on TV5 Monde (so it's a show from a couple of weeks ago). As I've mentioned earlier in this thread, he's currently on a 'farewell' tour. He does look quite frail - and definitely more so than a year or so ago, and his hands are a little shaky, but otherwise he's in fine fettle. Obviously a fall or a bout of illness could finish anyone his age off, but otherwise he's good for at least another five years in my opinion.

BuriedInCarolina

Posted 06 May 2015 - 02:06 AM

Patachou, a French Singer With a Habit of Snipping Neckties, Dies at 96

 

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-96.html


gcreptile

Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:21 AM

Frnech actor Jean Lescot is dead at 76:

 

http://www.20minutes...-star-wars-mort

 

Though judging from the headlines, his main claim to fame was to be the french voice of Star Wars' master Yoda.


gcreptile

Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

French screenwriter/director/actor René Féret is dead at 69:

 

http://www.lemonde.f...23939_3476.html (french link)

 

Also dead, but at age 68, French guitarist Serge Koolenn of the group "Il était une fois":

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_7160472.html (french link)


stonecold

Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:15 AM

Cindy Yang, 24, Taiwanese actress, suicide by helium inhalation (http://en.wikipedia....Deaths_in_2015)

 

I guess she went out on a high note :)


Sir Creep

Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:05 AM

Russian film director Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, aged only 49.
 
By using Scrabble scoring to add up the letters in his name, he comes up with a score greater than his age at death; 60 points.   I doubt there are many other people mentioned on this forum to whom the Scrabble deficit would apply.


I hope you scored that second K a zero and not a 5, as it would require the use of a blank.
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DevonDeathTrip

Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:04 AM

Russian film director Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, aged only 49.

 

By using Scrabble scoring to add up the letters in his name, he comes up with a score greater than his age at death; 60 points.   I doubt there are many other people mentioned on this forum to whom the Scrabble deficit would apply. 


charon

Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

Jean Germain, French politician accused of corruption, appears to have committed suicide pre-trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32202429

 
ALL the main news sources are reporting it as suicide and Wiki has it as death by firearm, all ahead of a trial about his - alleged - profiteering from a marriage scam.
 
Our kinda guy, then. Was anyone hereabouts prescient enough to have snagged him in a pool?

Barrymore doesn't post anymore as far as I know....

maryportfuncity

Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Jean Germain, French politician accused of corruption, appears to have committed suicide pre-trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32202429

 

ALL the main news sources are reporting it as suicide and Wiki has it as death by firearm, all ahead of a trial about his - alleged - profiteering from a marriage scam.

 

Our kinda guy, then. Was anyone hereabouts prescient enough to have snagged him in a pool?


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