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And now this has hit.


"Live Forever!"
 
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For more information about the passing of writer (and Ray Bradbury friend) Harlan Ellison, the following link will take you to the obituary that appears in the on-line version of Locus Magazine:

https://locusmag.com/2018/06/h...n-ellison-1934-2018/

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Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk are shedding tears today. Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has died at age 95:

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12...-stan-lee-dead-at-95
 
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Also Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/1...uglas-rain-dead.html
 
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Respects on the passing of Ray's third daughter Bettina may be posted here or in this thread.

http://raybradburyboard.com/ev...1093901/m/3877085286
 
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This story is mainly for the benefit of dandelion, who has a superstition that people often die soon after she thinks of them!

I used to be something of a trivia buff on the subject of the James Bond movies. As I watched them over and over, I noticed an obscure (well, relatively obscure) Canadian actor called Shane Rimmer, who, for some reason, appears in several Bond movies in small roles (and quite a big role in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME). After I kept seeing the guy's face pop up unexpectedly, I looked up who he was and remembered him. But that was years ago.

Last night, just after midnight South African time, I watched an episode of THE PERSUADERS, and there he was again. By now I had forgotten his name and remembered it only when I glimpsed it in the brief end credits.

Today, at about 15:00, South African time, I thought about him again, remembering last night's show, and I looked him up on Wikipedia, just to see whether he was still alive and active.

The Wikipedia article stated that Shane Rimmer had died ... today, aged 89!

Considering the time difference, it must have virtually just happened. Google sources were tagged "1 hour ago".

How creepy is that?

(By the way, I now know that he's most famous for a voiceover in THE THUNDERBIRDS, but I've never watched that.)
 
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See, I am not the only one!
 
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Originally posted by douglasSP:
How creepy is that?

It could be a Bradbury story.


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By the way, in my original post I said Shane Rimmer was in several Bond movies "for some reason".

Well, it turns out he was living in the UK in the sixties and seventies, so he was easily available.

He had a substantial role in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, fighting side by side with James Bond, bit parts in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (uncredited, near the beginning) and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, and a snippet of voiceover in LIVE AND LET DIE.

He was the ultimate "There's that guy again!" actor.
 
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Science fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe has died at age 87. Mr. Wolfe was one of the genre's finest writers. Below is a link to details about his life and passing:

https://locusmag.com/2019/04/gene-wolfe-1931-2019/
 
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Herman Wouk, author of such fine novels as THE CAINE MUTINY, THE WINDS OF WAR and WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, has died at age 103, just ten days before his 104th birthday. And according to his agent, he was working on a new novel at the time of his death.

https://www.usatoday.com/story...dead-103/3719296002/
 
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Dennis Etchison, a good friend of Ray Bradbury and a fine writer of horror tales, has died at age 76. Here is a link to an article about his passing:

https://locusmag.com/2019/05/d...-etchison-1943-2019/
 
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Iron Man.
 
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I remember you.
I remember you.


"Save your freedom. If anyone tells you you may not read Harry Potter because of 'witchcraft', run! Shun him. He's a Fireman."
 
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