Notable Deaths

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While wikipedia doesn't seem to have caught up yet, looks like SF writer Howard Waldrop is gone.

https://www.freesfonline.net/authors/Ho ... ldrop.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Waldrop

Goodbye, and thanks for the inspirations, Sir.
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Theme music composer for The Avengers, The Sweeney, The Professionals, and others, Laurie Johnson has left us.

Goodbye, and thanks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-68054498
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Goodbye Melanie. "Brand New Key" sounded joyous on the tinny loudspeaker at the Chas McCarron Baths in Canowindra in 1972.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 234953843/
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stylofone wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:30 pm Goodbye Melanie. "Brand New Key" sounded joyous on the tinny loudspeaker at the Chas McCarron Baths in Canowindra in 1972.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 234953843/
Bit of an acquired taste, sometimes, but sincere, she was.

Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) was a focal point of my first Wicked Drugs experience, aged all of 13.

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Goodbye, and respect, to Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-04/ ... /102277300
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I only just noticed... Christopher Priest. I have ticks next to "Inverted World" and "The Space Machine", and the film (but not the book) of "The Prestige". I hope to catch up on some of his others at some stage.

He used to write obits for teh Graun. John Clute wrote his. Class. I love teh graun for this.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/ ... t-obituary
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