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Post by KaneGR4 on Wed 16 Oct 2013 - 15:24

Lance Corporal James Brynin, an Intelligence Corps soldier attached to 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), deployed to Task Force Helmand in August 2013 as an intelligence analyst working for a Light Electronic Warfare Team (LEWT) within the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) of 7th Armoured Brigade.

In the early hours of 15 October, the BRF deployed from Camp Bastion into the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province to counter an imminent threat to both the Afghan population and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Towards the end of the operation Lance Corporal Brynin’s section became the target of enemy fire. Together with a sniper and machine gunner of the BRF, Lance Corporal Brynin returned fire, but while extracting from the area he received a fatal gunshot wound.


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Post by ErebusV8 on Thu 17 Oct 2013 - 10:21

R.I.P.
i hate hearing about soldiers dying in battle
just as bad as dying while racing, or from a heart attack, i know it's bound to happen, but i hate when noble men and women die doing what they love


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Post by KaneGR4 on Sat 26 Oct 2013 - 0:47



Four military dogs killed in action in Afghanistan
They are “vital” to military operations in Afghanistan but four British Army dogs have paid the ultimate price on the front line in the last three years, it has been revealed.
Three Army dogs died after being accidentally poisoned
Four military dogs have died on the frontline
One of the animals is understood to have been shot by Taliban insurgents while supporting British Special Forces soldiers on a secret operation.
The four dogs, two Labradors, a Springer spaniel cross and a Belgian shepherd died in Helmand province while working alongside their human comrades since March 2011.
The MOD said the role of the 11,000 dogs that work across the armed forces “cannot be underestimated."
Ric, a Belgian Shepard, "died as a result of enemy fire" in Helmand province in August this year the Ministry of Defence said. The MoD refused to give any more information about the incident but it is understood that the operations concerned invovled Special Forces troops.
The four dogs' deaths reveal the dangers that they face on the front line. In January a Labrador called Scout was killed in an IED explosion while out on routine patrol. Scout, an IED detection dog, was deployed in front of a patrol of an dismounted patrol and was killed instantly when he touched an IED.

Animal charities criticise Ministry of Defence for destroying guard dogs after Prince William quits RAF 18 Sep 2013
When a dog is injured on the battlefield the army jumps into action in much the same way as they would with an injured soldier, the MoD has said, with animals that are seriously injured airlifted from the battle field to a special clinic at camp Bastion.
Last year, in a similar incident, a dog named Fire was badly also injured in an IED. He was first taken to the treatment centre and then flown back to the UK for treatment. Fire recovered and retired from service.
Not all dogs are as lucky as Fire. In July last year Bull, a military working dog, jumped into an irrigation ditch in Helmand and was hit by a water turbine. He was rescued by soldiers for treatment but died.
A Springer spaniel called Theo hit the headlines when he died of a broken heart hours after his handler was killed. The 22-month-old dog suffered a fatal seizure when his handler, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, 26, was shot dead by the Taliban in March 2011.
Col Neil Smith, the Director Army Veterinary and Remount Services, said: “The contribution that Military Working Dogs make to operations cannot be underestimated. They play a vital role in helping to seek out IEDs and other threats that our personnel may face and we are very proud of what they achieve.
“When one of our animals is injured or tragically killed on operations, it is a cause of sadness for everyone involved, especially their dedicated handlers.”
He was given the received the PDSA Dickin Medal for life-saving bravery in Afghanistan.
It was revealed last month that 288 retired military dogs has been put down in the last three years. Among them a Burs, a Belgian Shepherd and a German Shepherd named Blade that had previously been used to protect Prince William at his Welsh base. A further 318 were re-homed.
In the US a law was passed in 2000 in an effort to promote the adoption of ex-military dogs and reduce the number that were “euthanised.”
Officers have previously paid tribute to the work of dogs working in Afghanistan.
Captain Tom Roffe-Silvester, an Army vet, was responsible for the health of many army dogs at his clinic at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. He told a newspaper last year: "Obviously, in an emergency, humans are always given priority but in Afghanistan, military working dogs are given treatment just as good as that given to soldiers.
"They are trained to an extremely high standard. When the dog finds weapons, drugs or an improvised explosive device, it gives an indication to its handler by sitting or standing up
"There are hundreds of dogs in the Army and their service is essential.”

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Post by KaneGR4 on Fri 8 Nov 2013 - 14:16



Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Fisher deployed to Afghanistan on 19 August 2013 as the Warrior fighting vehicle Sergeant Major for the Task Force Helmand Armoured Infantry Company of A Company, 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment. His unit was part of the Manoeuvre Battle Group of 7th Armoured Brigade, based at Patrol Base Lashkar Gah in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province.

On Monday 4 November, WO2 Fisher deployed with his company on a two-day operation to disrupt insurgent activity in the vicinity of Kamparak to the north east of his patrol base. The following day, as a meeting was being conducted with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), WO2 Fisher’s vehicle was subjected to a vehicle-borne suicide attack. WO2 Fisher was evacuated by air to the military hospital at Camp Bastion, where it was confirmed that he had been killed in action.

WO2 Fisher was born on 6 October 1971 in Barking, Essex, and grew up in Elm Park, Hornchurch, Essex. He attended Ayloff Primary School, Sanders Draper School, and Havering Technical College before going on to Staffordshire University, where he read physics and geology, obtaining a Bachelor of Science honours degree (BSc(Hons)) in 1993.

Alongside his studies, WO2 Fisher joined the Territorial Army in February 1993 with B Company, 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment, based in Stoke- on-Trent. The Army rapidly became his main focus and, after completing his degree and a total of 3-and-a-half years’ reservist service as a Lance Corporal, he volunteered to go to Hong Kong in August 1996 as a regular private with B Company, 1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s).

WO2 Fisher’s extensive operational experience stretches back to 1999, and he had completed 4 operational tours: once to Northern Ireland, twice to Iraq on Operation Telic 6 and Operation Telic 9; and a previous tour of Afghanistan, in 2011 on Operation Herrick 14.

WO2 Fisher enjoyed hill walking, climbing and camping with his family and friends. He loved to travel at every opportunity.

His colleagues describe him as the epitome of an infantry sergeant major; straight talking and obsessive in his pursuit of excellence and gaining the most from his subordinates while ensuring their wellbeing. Yet he was this and more, with an honours degree in physics and geology to his name; his intellect, wit and strong sense of humour marked him out from his peers. He will be sorely missed across the battalion.

WO2 Fisher leaves behind his wife, Emma and two sons, James, aged 7, and William, aged 5; and his parents, Simon and Helen.

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Post by KaneGR4 on Tue 26 Nov 2013 - 19:12

I actually felt a little upset by this. It's disappointing to see Family Guy resort to these sorts of measures to 'Spice up the show a bit'. This should have been the final episode.


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Post by KaneGR4 on Sat 30 Nov 2013 - 16:51

Eight people are now confirmed to have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow city centre.

Three people inside the helicopter and five people inside The Clutha were killed after the Police Scotland aircraft came down at 22:30 on Friday.

A further 14 people are being treated for "very serious injuries" in hospitals across the city.

A major investigation is under way and the Air Accidents Investigations Branch will conduct an inquiry into the crash.

It is thought that about 120 people were in the pub at the time of the crash.

Many were rescued or escaped but others were trapped by a collapse on the left-hand side of the building.

The three occupants of the helicopter who died were two police officers and a civilian pilot.

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Post by Guest on Sat 30 Nov 2013 - 19:51

saw tht on my windows 8 news just after it had not long happened feel sorry for everyone there especially coming up to Christmas there will be a few people that wont be celebrating from these losses

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Post by nickyf1 on Sat 30 Nov 2013 - 20:24

Kilroy8 wrote:Eight people are now confirmed to have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow city centre.

Three people inside the helicopter and five people inside The Clutha were killed after the Police Scotland aircraft came down at 22:30 on Friday.

A further 14 people are being treated for "very serious injuries" in hospitals across the city.

A major investigation is under way and the Air Accidents Investigations Branch will conduct an inquiry into the crash.

It is thought that about 120 people were in the pub at the time of the crash.

Many were rescued or escaped but others were trapped by a collapse on the left-hand side of the building.

The three occupants of the helicopter who died were two police officers and a civilian pilot.
I was in the Fiddler's Elbow, a few districts away, when the news broke.  Everyone was very concerned, as they know a lot of people who frequent the Clutha Vaults.  There was a band playing, so there would have been more people than usual inside.  Really didn't believe it at first, but the serious tone that came over the bar was rather eerie, we were getting news from someone that there were people trapped.  There was a period of shock and distress, followed by a period of ''I heard it only landed on the roof, everyones fine'', but when we saw the pictures on the news, it was mortifying.

We took the train into Central and saw the devastation from the bridge over the Clyde.  It looked hellish.  Everyone in Glasgow was concerned, kept getting phone calls from family members.  Apparently civilians tried to get into the pub to help the trapped.  The pilot had attempted to ditch the helicopter in the River Clyde, but a failing helicopter cannot be controlled at all.

In the end it's ended up worse than we've feared, and there's a real sense of shock in Glasgow today.  This usually bustling city has gone silent, out of respect, solidarity and perspective.  If we can take anything from this tragic accident of sheer coincidence, we know that the City of Glasgow is as strong as it always was, and the people really haven't changed.  We've been through some tough times as a city, and this shows we haven't lost that perseverance. I love my Dear Green Place.

Stay strong Glasgow

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Post by Richy59 on Sat 30 Nov 2013 - 22:04

My thoughts go out to the people affect by the events of last night in Glasgow, such a shame to hear about it and I was following it last night as soon as the first picture was released. I know all too well about helicopter issues and ditchings, and to hear that it was a Eurocopter is troubling as this is the same make of helicopter that has claimed the lives of too many offshore workers over the last few years.




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Post by KaneGR4 on Thu 5 Dec 2013 - 22:14

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says.

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had "departed" and was at peace.

"Our nation has lost its greatest son," Mr Zuma said.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world's most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.

He had rarely been seen in public since officially retiring in 2004.

"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves," Mr Zuma said.

"Fellow South Africans, Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell."

Earlier, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge, outside Mr Mandela's home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton, said there appeared to have been an unusually large family gathering.

Among those attending was family elder Bantu Holomisa,

A number of government vehicles were there during the evening as well, our correspondent says.

Since he was released from hospital, the South African presidency repeatedly described Mr Mandela's condition as critical but stable.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994. He stepped down after five years in office.


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Post by KaneGR4 on Mon 23 Dec 2013 - 23:11

A UK soldier from the Royal Engineers has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

He died on Monday after coming under enemy fire while on operations east of Kabul.

His next of kin have been told but requested "the customary period of grace" before further details are released, an MoD spokesman added.

The serviceman is the 447th British soldier killed since the war began in 2001.

His death, the ninth this year, comes as the UK withdraws from the country and after Prime Minister David Cameron made a pre-Christmas visit to Helmand last week.

Touring Camp Bastion he announced the British mission in Afghanistan had been "accomplished" and told troops they could be "very proud of what they have done".

Outside of the camp there are now just four British bases in operation and those are due to close next year.



So close to Christmas as well.

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Post by KaneGR4 on Sun 29 Dec 2013 - 1:47



It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Captain Richard Holloway, of The Royal Engineers, was killed in action on 23 December 2013.
Captain Holloway died after being engaged by enemy fire whilst on operations east of Kabul.
Captain Holloway, of County Durham, was 29. He leaves behind parents Jaquie and Neil, brother Luke and girlfriend Sandy. The family have paid the following tribute:

"Our son Richard was an exceptional young man, a perfectionist in everything he did and a loyal brother and friend, who embraced life to the full. He was a dedicated and totally committed member of the Armed Forces, relishing the excitement and challenge but always serious and reflective about his duties and responsibilities to those with whom he served.

"The sense of adventure he experienced with the Royal Engineers was echoed in his love of travel to faraway places and physical activity including surfing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain-biking and climbing. Wherever the action was, he wanted to be part of it – and that is where our beloved son, of whom we are so very proud, lost his life."

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Post by KaneGR4 on Tue 7 Jan 2014 - 23:07

Four people are believed to have been killed when a US air force (USAF) helicopter crashed, police have said.

The aircraft came down in Cley next the Sea in north Norfolk, off the east coast of England. Emergency services are at the scene with a 1,200ft (400m) area cordoned off.

The helicopter is an HH-60G Pave Hawk, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, a spokesman for the USAF confirmed.

The aircraft usually carries a four-man crew on board, he said.

Police said residents can stay in their homes but pedestrians and motorists are being diverted away as there is live ammunition on board.

Six appliances from Norfolk Fire Service are currently in attendance, including four pumps, a water carrier and an environmental protection unit.

A spokesman said the first unit arrived at the scene at 19:53 GMT.



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Richard Kelham, chairman of Cley Parish Council, said he believed the helicopter had crashed in the middle of a bird reserve.

"The incident is very sad," he added.

Brian Egan, who lives near to the site of the crash, said he saw two military aircraft flying in the area at about 18:00 GMT.

"They were flying extremely low and I took some video footage," he said. "About two hours later I heard they had ditched."

Michael Girling, who also lives nearby, said he heard the impact of the crash.

"I thought the helicopter had landed on the beach," he said. "It had obviously ditched. It's on a nature reserve."

The 48th Air Wing of the US Air Force based at RAF Lakenheath tweeted: "We can confirm that one of our HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters was involved in an incident during a training mission outside Cley-Next-The-Sea."

It was initially thought the aircraft had ditched in the North Sea.

A spokesman for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution said: "We were asked for three lifeboats to respond.

"Crews from Wells, Sheringham and Cromer were launched at the request of the coastguard but were stood down when it was confirmed that the aircraft had come down over land."

Pave Hawks are used for combat search and rescue, mainly to recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel in war zones.

The 48th Fighter Wing, also known as the Liberty Wing, is assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).

In addition to HH-60G Pave Hawks, it is home to squadrons of F-15 Eagle tactical fighter planes and F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighters.

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Post by Slider S15 on Wed 8 Jan 2014 - 1:08

Feel so bad about this.

As some of you may know I work in a department store on a US Military base and sadly this Helicopter was from my base at RAF Lakenheath. Chances are I served these people at some point during my years on the base and that makes it really hit home.

It just makes me thankful that the majority of the flights I hear take off each day come home safely.

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Post by LMR Sahara on Wed 8 Jan 2014 - 5:45




Lt. Michael P. Murphy, fondly referred to by friends and family as “Murph,” was born May 7, 1976 in Smithtown, N.Y. and grew up in the New York City commuter town of Patchogue, N.Y. on Long Island.

Murphy grew up active in sports and attended Patchogue's Saxton Middle School. In high school, Murphy took a summer lifeguard job at the Brookhaven town beach in Lake Ronkonkoma -- a job he returned to each summer through his college years. Murphy graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School in 1994.

Murphy attended Penn State University, where he was an exceptional all-around athlete and student, excelling at ice hockey and graduating with honors. He was an avid reader; his reading tastes ranged from the Greek historian Herodotus to Tolstoy's "War and Peace." Murphy's favorite book was Steven Pressfield’s “Gates of Fire,” about the Spartan stand at Thermopylae. In 1998, he graduated with a pair of Bachelor of Arts degrees from Penn State -- in political science and psychology.

Following graduation, he was accepted to several law schools, but instead he changed course.  Slightly built at 5 feet 10 inches, Murphy decided to attend SEAL mentoring sessions at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point with his sights on becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. Murphy accepted an appointment to the Navy's Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Fla., in September, 2000.

Murphy was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy on Dec. 13, 2000, and began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, Calif., in January 2001, graduating with Class 236. BUD/S is a six-month training course and the first step to becoming a Navy SEAL.

Upon graduation from BUD/S, he attended the Army Jump School, SEAL Qualification Training and SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) school. Lt. Murphy earned his SEAL Trident and checked on board SDV Team (SDVT) 1 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in July of 2002. In October of 2002, he deployed with Foxtrot Platoon to Jordan as the liaison officer for Exercise Early Victor.

Following his tour with SDVT-1, Lt. Murphy was assigned to Special Operations Central Command in Florida and deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After returning from Qatar, Lt. Murphy was deployed to the Horn of Africa, Djibouti, to assist in the operational planning of future SDV missions.

In early 2005, Murphy was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1 as assistant officer in charge of ALFA Platoon and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

On June 28, 2005, Lt. Murphy was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wing tasked with finding key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.

A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.

Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire.  This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy.  While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in.  Severely wounded, Lt. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.

As a result of Murphy’s call, an MH-47 Chinook helicopter, with eight additional SEALs and eight Army Night Stalkers aboard, was sent in as part of the QRF to extract the four embattled SEALs. As the Chinook drew nearer to the fight, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the helicopter, causing it to crash and killing all 16 men aboard.

On the ground and nearly out of ammunition, the four SEALs, continued to fight.  By the end of a two-hour gunfight that careened through the hills and over cliffs, Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz and Sonar Technician 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew Axelson had fallen. An estimated 35 Taliban were also dead.  The fourth SEAL, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell, was blasted over a ridge by a rocket-propelled grenade and knocked unconscious. Though severely wounded, the fourth SEAL and sole survivor, Luttrell, was able to evade the enemy for nearly a day; after which local nationals came to his aide, carrying him to a nearby village where they kept him for three more days. Luttrell was rescued by U.S. Forces on July 2, 2005.  

By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit and inspirational devotion to his men in the face of certain death, Lt. Murphy was able to relay the position of his unit, an act that ultimately led to the rescue of Luttrell and the recovery of the remains of the three who were killed in the battle.

Lt. Murphy was buried at Calverton National Cemetery less than 20 miles from his childhood home. Lt. Murphy’s other personal awards include the; Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal.

Lt. Murphy is survived by his mother Maureen Murphy; his father Dan Murphy; and his brother John Murphy. Dan and Maureen Murphy, who were divorced in 1999, remain close friends and continue to live in N.Y.  Their son John, 22, attends the New York Institute of Technology, and upon graduation will  pursue a career in criminal justice, having been accepted to the New York City Police Deparment.



The film "Lone Survivor" features Murphy and his heroic act during Operation Redwings. The film releases (US) on January 10th, 2014.

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Post by KaneGR4 on Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 21:09

John Button, who was a guiding force throughout his son Jenson's career in motorsport, has died of a suspected heart attack at his home in the South of France

From Jenson Button’s early days karting in Frome, Somerset, to his 2009 championship triumph in at Interlagos, his father John Button, was a guiding and ever-present support.

“We’ve done it Dad, what we’ve all worked for,” Jenson told John in Brazil, after fulfilling his dream of winning the drivers’ title.

A great shame, I'm sure we'll all agree.


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Post by ShrinkingSteven on Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 23:01

No! He was one of the coolest guys in the F1 paddock!  Sad 

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Post by KaneGR4 on Mon 19 May 2014 - 1:52

Sir Jack Brabham, the only man to have won the Formula One drivers’ title in a car bearing his name, has died aged 88.

The Australian won world championships in 1959, 1960 and 1966, the last one in a Brabham. During a F1 career that stretched from 1955 to 1970 Brabham competed in 126 grands prix, winning 14. From 1955 to 1961 Brabham drove for the Cooper team before setting up as a constructor in his own right.

“It’s a very sad day for all of us,” his youngest son, David, said on the family’s website. “My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning. He lived an incredible life, achieving more than anyone would ever dream of and he will continue to live on through the astounding legacy he leaves behind.”


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Post by Turbo Power 77 on Mon 19 May 2014 - 2:24

Really, really sad news. Another legend lost but never forgotten.

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Post by nickyf1 on Mon 19 May 2014 - 14:34

A true legend, and someone I respect very much as an engineer. Winning the World Drivers Championship in your own car is just something unimaginable these days, and it takes a very special person to do that.

A true giant of the sport.

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Post by KaneGR4 on Mon 9 Jun 2014 - 18:14

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his management team.

He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson before the duo later went on to star in their sitcom Bottom. Mayall also appeared in shows including Blackadder and The New Statesman.
He died at home in London. The Metropolitan Police said the death was not believed to be suspicious.
They said they were called to reports of a sudden death of a man in his 50s at 13:19 BST on Monday, in Barnes in south west London. London Ambulance Service said "a man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene". The actor, who was married with three children, was left seriously ill after a quad bike accident in 1998 which left him in a coma for several days

Such a shame, brilliant actor and hilariously funny guy.

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Post by KaneGR4 on Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 2:09

US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

Marin County Police said he was pronounced dead at his home shortly after officials responded to an emergency call around noon local time.

Williams was famous for films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society and won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting.

His publicist said he had been "battling severe depression".

In the past he had talked, and even joked, about his struggles with alcohol and drugs.

Williams had recently returned to a rehabilitation centre to "fine-tune" his sobriety, the Los Angeles Times reported in July.

"At this time, the Sheriff's Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made," police said in a statement.


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Post by Exiled666 on Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 2:27

Sad sad day for Hollywood and the world. Robin Williams was a great comedian and actor. He will be missed.

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Post by nickyf1 on Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 23:11

Bjorn Waldegard, first official World Drivers Champion in rallying and all round legend, passed away today. He won the Safari four times between 1977 and 1990, and even til very recently, competed in historic rallies, including the monumental East African Safari Rally. He drove some iconic cars, most notably parterning Sandro Munari in the Alitalia Lancia Stratos in the mid-70s.


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