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Mel Smith Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Mel Smith Dies Reply with quote

Actor and Comedian Mel Smith has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack at his North London Home. He's well known for sketches with Griff Rhys Jones ( Alas Smith and Jones ) and Not The Nine O'Clock News. Very sad News.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390982
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nod



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes sad news Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Far too young. RIP Mel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news..apparently he had been ill for some time

I like this picture of him that was in The Independent the other day....




I used to love the heads to heads with Griff

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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of those deaths that reminds me of my mortality. I mean, 20 years ago it was my parents' generation of comedians that were dying and now it's mine. Although Smith's career started in the 70s he's really the first big 80s comedy star to die and that's pretty sad and disorientating.

My favourite work of his was The Tall Guy. They should repeat that.
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