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Performer Rory O’Donoghue, best known for the iconic 70s comedy The Aunty Jack Show, has died, aged 68.
O’Donoghue rose to fame on ABC’s The Aunty Jack Show as Thin Arthur alongside Grahame Bond and Garry McDonald as Kid Eager, under director Maurice Murphy. Bond and O’Donoghue met at Sydney University, performing in revues after O’Donoghue played The Artful Dodger in a Sydney production of the musical Oliver!

Aunty Jack was created as an ABC Radio children’s radio series, to replace the long-running The Argonauts Club, partly inspired by Bond’s overbearing Uncle Jack, his grandfather Ben Doyle and Dot Strong the ABC’s last official tea lady. The cross-dressing, moustachioed, trucker and pantomime dame made her unmistakeable debut in Aunty Jack’s Travelling Show, an episode of The Comedy Game, broadcast in late 1971. It was enough to win a stand-alone series with Bond threatening to “rip yer bloody arms off” and O’Donoghue singing the theme song.
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Heather North, Actress Voiced For Daphne From 'Scooby-Doo,' Dies
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

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Dick Enberg, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose "Oh my!" calls rang familiar with so many sports fans, has died, his wife and daughter confirmed Thursday night.

He was 82.


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Bob Givens, veteran animator of Bugs Bunny, dead at 99

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Performer Rory O’Donoghue, best known for the iconic 70s comedy The Aunty Jack Show, has died, aged 68.
Boy's Own Macbeth has to be mentioned. He and Grahame Bond had that show on the road from 1979 through 1982 in Australia and the US. I saw it when it came to Adelaide. Brilliant show. I still have the vinyl album.

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Leafs legend Johnny Bower dies at 93

Few players in NHL history were as well-liked by their peers and fans as the warm, gentle, good-natured man from Prince Albert, Sask.
Johnny Bower was a legend. He was Stanley Cup champion. He had a wicked poke-check. And he was beloved, not just by fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but fans throughout hockey.
The hockey world mourns the passing of Bower, who died Tuesday after a short battle with pneumonia.

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Star Wars' Alfie Curtis dead aged 87: Mark Hamill reveals news with heartbreaking tweet
The London-born actor was also known for his role in The Elephant Man

Alfie Curtis, who played Dr Evazan in Star Wars : Episode IV - A New Hope, has died aged 87.

The London-born actor played a threatening drunk man in the famous bar scene during the original 1977 movie.

Alfie was also known for his roles in 1980 film The Elephant Man and the Eighties TV series Cribb.

Mark Hamill , who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, tweeted a tribute to the actor this morning.

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Alfie Curtis has died aged 87 (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

He said: "Alfie Curtis made the Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina scene - one of the most memorable I've ever been a part of - even more memorable.

"As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind and a real gentleman.

"Thanks Alf - you'll be missed."

The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Dr Evazan was a promising plastic surgeon whose unorthodox methods ended up harming his patients more than helping them.

A life of smuggling and piracy soon followed—which led him to link up with Ponda Baba, who liked to drink just as much as he did.

To the delight of many fans, Evazan and his partner notably popped up in Rogue One, lurching around Jedha, though the younger version of the character was played by Michael Smiley.

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Rick Hall, Architect of the Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Hall co-founded FAME (whose acronym stands for Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) in Florence, Ala., in the late 1950s. It moved to Muscle Shoals in 1961. Among the countless country, R&B, pop and rock artists who recorded there are Duane Allman, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Joe Tex. The studio’s session musicians became known as the Muscle Shoals Horns, and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section–immortalized as the Swampers thanks to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Sweet Home Alabama”–became the house band.

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Jerry Van Dyke, star of ‘Coach,’ dead at 86

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He occasionally appeared on television alongside brother Dick, most recently in a 2015 episode of “The Middle.”

Jerry Van Dyke, who emerged from the shadow of his older brother Dick to forge a successful comedy and acting career of his own, most memorably on the sitcom "Coach," reportedly died Friday at his home in Arkansas. He was 86.

Van Dyke's wife Shirley told TMZ that her husband's health had been slowly deteriorating since the couple was involved in a car accident two years ago.

Van Dyke was born in Illinois, and launched his career as a comedian by joining the touring ensemble in the Air Force.

"In the service, you can steal other people's material," Dick said in 2015 of realizing his brother's talent for the first time. "I didn't realize how good he was. The main thing about Jerry is that he's funny from the inside out."

He soon launched a television career, appearing on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" for a handful of episodes as Stacey Petrie, the military younger brother of Dick's Rob Petrie.

In the 1960s, he headlined two short-lived NBC sitcoms: "My Mother the Car," which ran from 1965 to 1966, and "Accidentally Family," from 1967 to 1968.

“I became known as the guy who did the worst show in the history of television,” he joked to People of “Mother” in 1993. “At least it took the edge off being Dick Van Dyke’s brother.”

In the years following, Van Dyke rounded out his resume with stints on dozens of popular TV shows, including "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Charles In Charge," "The Love Boat," "My Name Is Earl," and "Yes, Dear," where he appeared as the father of Jim Belushi's character.

However, his best known role came as Luther Van Dam on "Coach," a sitcom which ran from 1989 to 1997 on ABC.

Van Dyke scored four Emmy nominations for his role as an assisant coach for a college football team alongside Craig T. Nelson.

More recently, Van Dyke starred in a guest spot on ABC sitcom "The Middle" as Tag Spence, the father of Patricia Heaton's Frankie Heck.

In 2015, brother Dick appeared alongside him in an episode as his character's brother.

"We are becoming closer. I'm really getting to know him better at this age," Jerry said that year of working with his brother. "The nicer he is to me, the more I think he thinks I'm going to die."

Van Dyke is survived by Shirley, his wife of 40 years, and two children.

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R.I.P. Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues.

This one hits me hard.
I was, and still am, a big fan of Moody blues.

All my musician heroes dead or to be, soon.
There goes the golden age of music.

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R.I.P. Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues.

This one hits me hard.
I was, and still am, a big fan of Moody blues.

All my musician heroes dead or to be, soon.
There goes the golden age of music.




I also was a huge Moody Blues fan in the early 70's, I now regret not seeing them... :(


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Oops! Apparently the reported death of Magic Band member Antennae Jimmy Semens (Jeff Cotton) was fake news.

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Motörhead guitarist Eddie ‘Fast Eddie’ Clarke dead at 67
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