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Robert Guillaume of Benson fame passed away

26/10/2017 Leave a comment

I got a bit of a rude shock yesterday when I read that Robert Guillaume had passed on after a bout of cancer. If you watched the TV series Benson as I did, while I was a kid, you will find out why. He was a great actor and played the role very well. I think you can still find some episodes on YouTube if you look. Sad news indeed for a Wednesday. Rest in peace Robert.

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Tom Petty passed away

03/10/2017 Leave a comment

I got a huge shock today when I heard that Tom Petty of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and The Travelling Wilburys fame had passed away. At first, the news was thought to be a hoax. But it was only later it was confirmed that he had passed away. I was heartbroken, to say the least. To be honest, I only started listening to him when he had his solo album Full Moon Fever back in 1989. I still remember humming along to I Won’t Back Down and Runnin’ Down A Dream, to say nothing of Free Fallin’. Then came the Travelling Wilburys. He along with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison formed a super-band, a band with songs that I really loved. This is a picture of them:

Rest in peace Tom. You are not suffering anymore. You passed away too young at the age of 66. Rest in peace sir.

Rest in peace Harry Dean Stanton

16/09/2017 Leave a comment

I am pretty sad to hear about Harry Dean Stanton’s passing at the age of 91. I first came across him in Repo Man and I saw that he had acted in many shows in his acting career. He acted in Combat!, Fire Down Below, Pretty In Pink, just to name a few. The man even had his own band! Debbie Harry even saw it fit to name a song after him. Rest in peace Mr Stanton

Frank Vincent dead at 80 years old

14/09/2017 Leave a comment

I still remember being introduced to Frank Vincent as an actor who played the character Billy Batts in Goodfellas. I remember him telling Joe Pesci (who played Tommy) to go home and get his shinebox. He also had a memorable performance in Raging Bull in 1980. Rest in peace Frank. From what I read about your private life, people are sad to lose a lovely guy. Now go home and get your shinebox!

Rest in peace Richard Anderson

31/08/2017 Leave a comment

When I was a child growing up, I used to watch The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. The Six Million Dollar Man was Colonel Steve Austin and The Bionic Woman was Jaime Summers. Their boss was Oscar Goldman, played by Richard Anderson. I just found out today that Richard Anderson had passed away at the age of 91. Mr  Anderson died from natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California. I always have loved his deep, commanding voice, especially when he narrates the opening of The Six Million Dollar Man below. Rest in peace Mr Anderson. You will be missed.

Rest in peace Glen Campbell

09/08/2017 Leave a comment

My late dad had an LP of Glen Campbell…and I must say that I grew up listening to his music. One of my favourites then was Wichita Lineman. I also remember my sister trying to copy his guitar antics, like playing his guitar behind his head. About 4 years ago, when I visited my aunt in Australia, I came upon a Glen Campbell CD in her collection. I made a copy of that CD for my own personal use and I found in that CD, a cover of that lovely song Reason To Believe, that has been covered by a few people, the most noted being Rod Stewart. Rest in peace Glen Campbell. So many memories, so many lovely songs. The world will miss you.

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Martin Landau has passed away

18/07/2017 Leave a comment

When I was a little kid, there used to be this awesome sci-fi programme named Space: 1999, about a nase on the Moon named Moonbase Alpha, and the adventures facing the crew there. Martin Landau played Commander John Koenig. He acted in other films like Mission: Impossible but it was Space: 1999 that really got me. I mean, to a young kid growing up…sci-fi captured the imagination. The zany suits they wore. I used to dream about getting the suit that Commander Koenig wore. Sad to say, he has left this world at 89 years old. Rest in peace Martin. You will be missed…especially by those that grew up on that TV programme.