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#1 VileBody

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:05 PM

I see Sykes is 82 today...honourable mentions in '93, '94 and '03...time for another outing in 2006?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:08 PM

Greetings fellow Deathwatchers. A prosperous 2008 to you all. I'm new here so I thought I'd make my first post a declaration that Mr Sykes' number will be up first this year. It's a strong field but My cash is on Eric!

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:19 PM

The last time I saw him on the telly he looked remarkably well for his age. He didn't look ill or 'grey'.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:28 PM

For the benefit of our American readers this is Sykes' Wiki page. Makes it clear he was working throughout 2007, and his wife is still alive. I read his autobiography last year from which it's obvious the man has a monster ego. Age may be against him, but he'll fight to keep death at bay, I reckon.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:01 AM

I would be quite sad if Eric Sykes was to die without getting a knighthood. He's one of those people (Bruce Forsyth is another) who have been entertaining people for years and years without getting knighted.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:27 AM

View Postheaven can wait, on Jan 1 2008, 06:19 PM, said:

The last time I saw him on the telly he looked remarkably well for his age. He didn't look ill or 'grey'.

Yeah he looks in reasonable fettle but it's just a hunch. I may be wrong......... :banghead:
Anyways I always go for an outsider lol!

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:14 PM

85 today!

I'm surprised this thread is so quiet. I mean, he's out & about enough... or maybe that's why....

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

It was probably a wise move demoting Eric from the 2009 list and it's nice to see him still treading the boards. Any West Country DLers care to toddle along tomorrow and see how he's doing?

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:54 AM

Two years on, still acting and writing. And not happy with the BBC's upcoming Hattie 'muckraker', in which he's played by John Shuttleworth.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:10 PM

Eric is a guest on Richard Bacon's show on BBC Radio 5 live today. Sure it will be available on a podcast too.
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:03 PM

I heard him this afternon,.He sounded frail and forgtful,but quite feisty.He did sound a lot eweaker than he did the last time I heard or saw him though.I feel a heart attack or stroke could finish him off at any time sadly

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

for amyone who agrees it wold be ashame if Eric Sykes were to die before he could recieve a well deserved knighthood, please go to Erice Sykes Maturetimes if you agreewith myself, please Email the honour team at stephine.legg@cutlure.gsl.gov.uk


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

View PostNorman Duff, on 03 May 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

for amyone who agrees it wold be ashame if Eric Sykes were to die before he could recieve a well deserved knighthood, please go to Erice Sykes Maturetimes if you agreewith myself, please Email the honour team at stephine.legg@cutlure.gsl.gov.uk


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:43 AM

RIP Eric Sykes

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-18704263

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:51 AM

View PostRIP, on 04 July 2012 - 09:43 AM, said:

RIP Eric Sykes

First instinct is to tell this guest to shut up, but his Wikipedia page is saying that Eric Sykes has died after a short illness.

It's 3 AM here, so I'll see if this is true in the morning.


EDIT: BBC is saying that Eric Sykes is dead. Hit number 7 confirmed.

An end to another of the DeathList legends, so soon after Shamir. If I were Biggs, Gabor, Wallach, Douglas, or Dunn right now I'd be scared.

Edited by angryGreatness, 04 July 2012 - 09:53 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

R.I.P Eric

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:54 AM

Sadly, as the BBC is reporting he has died .

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

Another one bites the dust..

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-18704263

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