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Comedian Eric Sykes dies, aged 89

 
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ColinB
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Comedian Eric Sykes dies, aged 89 Reply with quote

Another highly-talented entertainer graduates to the great entertainment show in the sky. I was genuinely quite saddened to read this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18704263
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another comedian leaves us. RIP
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was one of the world's greatest funnyman going right back to his days of writing for The Goons through his wonderful 60's and 70's TV series and really pretty much right up to the end

A man with a razor sharp wit and I for one will miss him greatly Sad
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, agree with all that has been said. I just had to look at him to feel a smile coming on. There are some great stories about when he and Spike shared an office.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This news saddened me greatly when I heard it today...many times we hear it said of people that we won't see their like again and in Eric Sykes's case this is very true.He was a uniquely talented man who always made you feel better for seeing him....he will be sadly missed.

RIP
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nod



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news.

He was mentioned in the Hattie Jacques documentary on R2 the night before Crying or Very sad
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very tenuous and fleeting claim to fame I have is that once once found myself directly behind Eric in a queue in Tesco of all places. Laughing

Anyway he was one of the greats, whenever I saw him interviewed he seemed like an absolute gent, he'll be very greatly missed.
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ColinB
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had an "encounter" with him once, too. Many years ago my wife and I were driving out of London late one evening on the M1 and this oldish Rolls Royce drifted out in front of us into the middle lane. I flashed the headlights and had a moan (as one does) and as we later passed the car, my wife looked at the driver with the intention of giving him a good scowl - and Eric Sykes turned to her, grinned mischievously and blew her a kiss!
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah right! Rolling Eyes
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assure you my story is absolutely true and Colin's sounds perfectly plausible.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
I assure you my story is absolutely true and Colin's sounds perfectly plausible.


Mark is being very silly.
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