Posts Tagged ‘rest in peace’

Rest in peace Phil Emmanuel

26/05/2018 Leave a comment

I got a shock when I woke up this morning. Australia Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel passed away at the age of 65 after an asthma attack. I actually met Phil when he came to Singapore in 2013. Totally down-to-earth, funny and an absolute legend on the guitar. He was promoting his album Chariots Of Fire that he collaborated on with Rob Bostock. He took a picture with me and signed the album that he gave me. A top, top bloke in my opinion. Thanks to for this awesome picture of him. Rest in peace Phil. There is a party in heaven and I bet you will be one of the legendary guitarists leading it.

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Margot Kidder is dead at 69 years

15/05/2018 Leave a comment

Margot Kidder, Lois lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman, has died at age 69. The actress died in her sleep at her home on Sunday. She rose to prominence as Lois Lane, the award-winning Daily Planet journalist and Clark Kent’s love interest in all four “Superman” films from 1978 to 1987. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and suffered some career setbacks after a nervous breakdown in 1996. But still she persevered. Rest in peace Margot. You are now with Christopher Reeve in Heaven.

Avicii dead at 28 years of age

21/04/2018 Leave a comment

I heard some rather sobering news earlier this morning. Avicii, (Born as Tim Bergling) the Swedish producer, was found dead today in Oman. He was all of 28 years of age. He had long suffered from health issues, undergoing hospitalizations and forced set cancellations until he retired from touring in 2016.

I was not really a follower of his work or his music but it is sad to hear when someone passes away at such a young age. Rest in peace Avicii

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Rest in peace Professor Stephen Hawking

14/03/2018 Leave a comment

The whole of Twitterverse today erupted with the news that Professor Stephen Hawking passed away. He died at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, at the age of 76.He was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. Rest in peace Professor Hawking. You will be missed

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.

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