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Rest In Peace 2012
: January 06, 2012, 02:52:31 PM »
Bob Holness, former Blockbusters host, dies aged 83



Former Blockbusters host Bob Holness has died at the age of 83.

In a statement, his family said he had "died peacefully in his sleep" early on Friday morning.

Holness, who had suffered a series of strokes, had been in a nursing home. He is survived by his wife Mary, three children and seven grandchildren.

South African-born Holness joined the BBC in the 1960s and hosted Late Night Extra on Radio 1 and Radio 2, alongside presenters including Terry Wogan.

The show continued to air on Radio 2's AM frequency only until 1975, before Holness moved to commercial station LBC, co-hosting the morning show with Douglas Cameron.

Early in his broadcasting career, he also became the second actor to portray James Bond, starring in a radio adaptation of Moonraker in 1956.

In 2008, he told the BBC that the opportunity "just came up through a hole in the floor".

"I was doing lots of radio plays at the time but I wanted to do something a bit different, so when James Bond came up I ventured in and said yes."

He said he had never heard of the character but that it "became an amazing part to play and the response from listeners was terrific".

However he remains best known for hosting ITV gameshow Blockbusters, from 1983 to 1993, complete with its hexagonal board, gold runs and the classic double entendre contestant request: "Can I have a P please, Bob?"

"People say 'Don't you ever get fed up with it?' but I didn't," he once said.

"I loved everything to do with the show so it always got a very positive reception from me, however many times I heard it."

The family statement said that, although he would be best remembered for Blockbusters, "it should be mentioned Bob was also an accomplished theatre actor".

He continued to appear on the airwaves, hosting shows including a Tuesday night broadcast on Radio 2, presenting the BBC Radio Orchestra's selection of the best in popular music.

He also fronted the BBC's long-running panel game Call My Bluff, which he presented from 1996 until 2002.

His health began to deteriorate in the 1990s after he suffered a mini-stroke; a more severe attack in 2002 led to temporary paralysis.

Those who have paid tribute to Holness include broadcaster Emma Freud who wrote on Twitter: "One of my first interviewees. Gorgeous man. RIP."

BBC Radio 4 presenter Martha Kearney, meanwhile, said she had worked with him on the LBC AM Bob and Doug show and described him as a "real gent".



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16443263

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Re: Rest In Peace 2012
Reply #1 : January 06, 2012, 02:54:41 PM »
Can I have an E please Bob ?. R.I.P Bob.

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Reply #2 : January 06, 2012, 03:00:12 PM »


;D

Give us an R Bob
Give us an I Bob
Give us an P Bob

Spent quite a bit of time watching Bob at one point in my life. RIP Bob.
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Reply #3 : January 06, 2012, 03:29:54 PM »
R.I.P Bob. Surprised he was so old tbh.

Spent quite a bit of time watching Bob at one point in my life.

Same here mate.

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Reply #4 : January 06, 2012, 07:08:25 PM »
R.I.P.Bob.

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Reply #5 : January 21, 2012, 10:13:12 AM »
Etta James the R&B/jazz legend has died at the age of 73, her career spanned six decades and though she was imitated she was never equalled.

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Reply #6 : January 21, 2012, 01:58:46 PM »
Paul Rice RIP

Saturday 21 January 2012 at 12:30

It is with deep regret and sadness that the Spirit of Shankly have to announce that one of the founders and Vice President of the union, Paul Rice, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Marie Curie hospice at 11am this morning.
Paul was an inspiration to all who met him and was a dedicated and passionate member of the organisation, always giving leadership and advice.
 
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
 
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Rest in peace Red brother.

My thoughts go out to Pauls Family and Friends.

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Reply #7 : January 21, 2012, 02:42:21 PM »
Paul Rice  RIP

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Reply #8 : January 21, 2012, 09:50:13 PM »
Read about Paul Rice on the offy, very sad  :( YNWA

RIP Etta James.

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Reply #9 : January 27, 2012, 01:57:59 PM »
'Welcome Back, Kotter' Star Robert Hegyes Dies at 60

Robert Hegyes, played Jewish Puerto-Rican wheeler-dealer Juan Epstein on the 70's TV show 'Welcome Back Kotter'

A sad day for the 'sweathogs'

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Reply #10 : January 27, 2012, 02:02:52 PM »
Don't think we got that one over here mate,

  RIP Robert Hegyes.

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Reply #11 : January 27, 2012, 02:09:14 PM »
Don't think we got that one over here mate,

  RIP Robert Hegyes.

Yeah , I figured.  Show was funny as hell though, remember watchin as a kid. Think it was John Travolta's first TV show also.

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Reply #12 : January 27, 2012, 02:10:00 PM »
Etta James the R&B/jazz legend has died at the age of 73, her career spanned six decades and though she was imitated she was never equalled.

I'm feeling stupid for not knowing that before. I love Etta James' music with passion. RIP Etta YNWA

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Reply #13 : January 27, 2012, 06:50:03 PM »
I'm feeling stupid for not knowing that before. I love Etta James' music with passion. RIP Etta YNWA
Her music was timeless as you know mate and her influence jazz, soul and blues was massive.

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Reply #14 : February 04, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
Angelo Dundee legendary trainer , trained some of the best boxers ever , Ali , sugar ray to name two , and a good character along the way ,rip .

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Reply #15 : February 12, 2012, 01:28:01 AM »
Whitney Houston aged 48.
 
Being reported on BBC News 24.

Confirmed by her publicist.

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Reply #16 : February 12, 2012, 02:00:32 AM »
RIP Whitney.

Car crash from the minute she married Bobby Brown.

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Reply #17 : February 12, 2012, 02:11:05 AM »
Sad news this - one of those singers thats sort of always been there as I was growing up. One of the biggest selling artists of all time.

RIP Whitney.

Unconfirmed how it happened at the moment but for the record her death has got absolutely nothing to do with Luis Suarez.
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Reply #18 : February 12, 2012, 02:14:00 AM »
RIP Whitney.

Car crash from the minute she married Bobby Brown.

Wow, what a shame. Such a beautiful talented woman, destroyed by drugs.  I was at the Super Bowl in 1990 she sang the National Anthem, best I ever heard. Still gives me goose bumps.

RIP Whitney

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Reply #19 : February 12, 2012, 02:14:24 AM »
My Love is Your Love (Whitney Houston)


RIP Whitney

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Reply #20 : February 12, 2012, 02:16:01 AM »
Tune that huyton from whitney,frigging shame though.

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Reply #21 : February 12, 2012, 02:24:20 AM »
Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem in 1991 (HD)


Always liked her , was such a class lady before Bobby Brown ruined her IMO.

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Reply #22 : February 12, 2012, 09:55:43 AM »


That song reminds me of the day I had to wait in a queue at The Everton ticket office for a season ticket believe it or not.
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Reply #23 : February 12, 2012, 12:06:08 PM »
OMG I am totally shocked about this, so very tragic, I only posted last night in the 'What are you listening to thread' one of her songs, she was a fantastic singer.

RIP Whitney Houston  :(

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Reply #24 : February 12, 2012, 01:38:30 PM »
RIP Whitney.

Hell of a voice.
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Reply #25 : February 12, 2012, 01:44:18 PM »
Such sad news.  Had always such an effortless, beautiful voice and another life destroyed by drugs.

RIP Whitney.

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Reply #26 : February 13, 2012, 07:19:00 PM »
Irish actor David Kelly dies aged 82.

You may not know is name, but I bet you know his films.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17020494
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0446303/

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Reply #27 : February 13, 2012, 07:59:39 PM »
Irish actor David Kelly dies aged 82.

You may not know is name, but I bet you know his films.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17020494
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0446303/

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Certainly remember him in Faulty Towers...

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Reply #28 : February 13, 2012, 08:06:17 PM »
Whitney Houston a Diva in every sense of the word, R.I.P. !

I absolutely loved her records in the 80's , Bobby Brown maybe be getting some sh*t over her downfall but at the end of the day, you can lead an horse to water but you can't make it drink !

I do believe though had she not got into the 'Bobby Brown stuff' then she'd still be with us !

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Reply #29 : February 13, 2012, 11:37:39 PM »
Certainly remember him in Faulty Towers...

RIP
That was the program that first came to my mind too. Although, he has been in tons of stuff throughout the years.

R.I.P. David Kelly