The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby Applecore » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:38 am

Daniel von Bargen, aka that military guy/cop/old hard-ass from a bunch of cult movies and TV shows, has passed away aged 64.
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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby Jobdone » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:55 am

Ah fuck. He's one of the "It's that guys" :(

Probably know him best from Malcolm in the Middle

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Postby someone else » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:14 pm

Terry Pratchett :(
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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby Jobdone » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:19 pm

What the fuck

Link? I don't get anything on google.

Did he euthanise himself?
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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby Jobdone » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:21 pm

Ah fuck it just popped on my facebook.

That's really shitty. His books formed a huge part of childhood/adolescence.

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Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:33 pm

Fuuuck. :(

Met him a few times. He quite often popped into The Swan when doing booksignings and things locally. Absolute gentleman. :cry:
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Postby WorMzy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:04 pm

Absolutely gutted, he was one of my favourite authors. :(
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Postby kanet666 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:11 pm

Another childhood hero gone. Fuck :(
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Postby Fjar » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:24 pm

I saw the BBC Breaking News tweet come up on my feed and just put my head in my hands. A few minutes before I'd been shaken up by someone at work squaring for a fight without reason, then this news hit me. Wasn't prepared at all, and I got more emotional than I probably should have done.

Anyway. When I was 11 my amateur dramatics company did a production of Mort and Terry Pratchett came to watch it. Such an unbelievably nice guy. I remember sitting a few rows behind him, he took off his hat as the lights went down, then put it back on when they came back up.
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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby VirginInvader » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:27 pm

Aye RIP. His books were pretty much all I read as an adolescent.
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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby bloodfiend » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:37 pm

RIP, I gave up on his books as soon as I got into horror, but pretty much all the ones I read were great, Reaper Man and Men At Arms being particular favourites, and the Discworld 2 game on the PC was brilliant. Will be much missed.

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Postby peypea » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:16 pm

I cried an awful lot. One of my favourite writers. At least he left us with so many books to read and remember him by.
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Postby someone else » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:01 am

Another 'one off' has gone: Gong's Daevid Allen
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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby JamieH » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:15 pm

I guess this would be the best place to post this?

But after Wayne Static dying a while back, the autopsy results have seemingly come back and he died from alcohol and prescription drugs.

“On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity. There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.”

“[Wayne‘s] wife said he took oxycodone, Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol to relieve panic attacks. He took Xanax on a daily basis and was compliant with the prescribed dosage. His wife stated he would occasionally have his own prescription for oxycodone, but he would usually take hers. The decedent also had a history of gynecomastia… His wife stated both she and the decedent had a history of cocaine and ecstasy abuse, but they stopped using illicit drugs in 2009.

“The decedent’s mother stated he was a self-admitted alcoholic. She believed his drinking had been a problem for about two years. Both his wife and his mother stated that he was not suicidal.”


So basically after his wife said they no longer took drugs they were still taking Oxycodone and mixing that with booze is what killed him. The fact that he crushed the pills would imply he either snorted it or mixed it into his booze, both of which are pretty dumb really..

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Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Postby Noodle » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:17 pm

A little late, but Sam Simon
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