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December 10th, 2020, 10:21 am

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Re: RIP thread

December 14th, 2020, 12:16 am

RIP John Le Carré, at 89

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/ ... es-aged-89

One of my favorites.
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December 16th, 2020, 7:43 pm

Brian Hughes Murdoch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_H._Murdoch

A Princeton PhD student of William Feller, he was Professor of Mathematics at TCD from 1965-1989. 
He taught us real and complex analysis and their applications. If you ever had problems you could always approach him. A decent man.
A Quaker and second cousin to Iris Murdoch. 

He was a TCD random walker.
https://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/ims/nl13/nl13_90-92.pdf


He suffered from dementia in his final years.
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December 19th, 2020, 1:48 pm

Tim Severin,

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1219/11854 ... erin-dies/

The Brendan and Sinbad voyages The replica ninth-century Arab dhow can be seen in Muscat.
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December 26th, 2020, 7:22 pm

George Blake
https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/1226 ... rge-blake/

A state funeral is probably not on the cards.
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January 3rd, 2021, 5:31 pm

Gerry Marsden.
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January 3rd, 2021, 6:34 pm

Gerry Marsden.
V sad. Songs by Gerry and the Pacemakers are on or have been on the funeral playlists for several members of my family.
 
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January 3rd, 2021, 9:22 pm

Sad, indeed. A piece of trivia: a friend of my mum lived next door to GM in Menzies Street (?) and told him I was a big fan. GM sent a nice letter and autograph. I was 12 at the time. I never forgot that.

My mum has already written her own mass in Gaelic with 40 of the singers in the choir she trained. But it's corona time..
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January 23rd, 2021, 8:03 pm

Larry King RIP
 
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January 24th, 2021, 11:31 pm

Whose death would break any remaining link with your childhood? (Question only applies to us oldies!)

I’m thinking William Shatner. Probably partly because he’s obviously still alive. As opposed to others who might be alive but I’d assumed they weren’t.
 
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January 25th, 2021, 8:33 am

My own, I suppose.

I was going to say Rolf Harris but on second thoughts...
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January 25th, 2021, 12:12 pm

Pamela Anderson
 
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January 25th, 2021, 3:17 pm

Pamela Anderson
You're French.
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January 26th, 2021, 1:58 am

I forgot about Paul’s question, and did this brief yet frantic search on what happened to Pamela Anderson. Having now been temporarily reassured, I still can’t quite come up with an honest answer of my own. Will ponder it further.