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Anyone who calls her book "A Severed Head" is ok by me.


Ha! I love her novels (although they are not literary masterpieces by any means, more philosophical dramas), and she was a 'character' in Oxford when I was growing up. I remember being at a girlfriend's house and opening the door. There was Iris Murdoch and her husband, John Bayley, who was a noted figure in his own right. They were dinner guests.

What I said was, "Oh, hello, do come in."

What I thought was, "F*** me! That's bloody Iris Murdoch!" She was starting to develop dementia by that time, which was a cruel thing to happen to someone who was so immensely gifted intellectually.

My mother once attended a debate in Oxford about the Troubles [in Northern Ireland]. The panel of academics included Iris Murdoch, who was born in Dublin. She was the last to speak, after many long words had been spoken and many complex arguments put forward. Everybody in the room was on the edge of their seat to hear what the great Iris Murdoch had to say.

She said, "Ireland. It is a matter for tears." And as she silently wept on the stage, the room was silent for a long time.

I was genuinely upset when she died.
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Mostly musicians for me, I think because of the influence they can have on a person's life. John Bonham (as mentioned above) was one, because I knew that Led Zeppelin died at the same time, but I also felt sadness when Harry Chapin died. "Taxi" is a song I really like.

I'm sure there are others, but I can't name them off the top of my head.
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Spaulding Grey. But only because I had the chane to question him about his inability to experience happiness a few months before he commited suicide.
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My apologies Daryl, it was upestting. My bad.
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Mostly musicians for me, I think because of the influence they can have on a person's life. John Bonham (as mentioned above) was one, because I knew that Led Zeppelin died at the same time, but I also felt sadness when Harry Chapin died. "Taxi" is a song I really like.

I'm sure there are others, but I can't name them off the top of my head.

Me too Michael on Harry Chapin. My wife and I were planning our wedding at the time of his Cat's in the Cradle. I wish he was still here.
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Michael Jackson, grew up a fan, still a fan.
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Leonard Nimoy. He hasn't passed away yet, but I hate that he is sufferring right now due to smoking. Great actor. He also talks about the importance of staying away from cigarettes. He quit a long time ago but he waited too late to quit.


Did the Yul Brynner 'stop smoking' ads run in the USA also when he was dying of cancer? They ran for years here - hopefully his dying wish to save others from the same fate was fulfilled.
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Leonard Nimoy. He hasn't passed away yet, but I hate that he is sufferring right now due to smoking. Great actor. He also talks about the importance of staying away from cigarettes. He quit a long time ago but he waited too late to quit.

Did the Yul Brynner 'stop smoking' ads run in the USA also when he was dying of cancer? They ran for years here - hopefully his dying wish to save others from the same fate was fulfilled.

I believe that they did.
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John Lennon: I'm a confirmed Beatles fan and it was so senseless. (Still cannot stand Catcher in the Rye, and I've never read it.)

Steve McQueen: an excellent actor who died far too young.
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I'd forgotten about this when I OP'd this thread. Frank Sinatra was another for me. I was so affected listening to the news of his death on the radio in my car on the way to work that I inadvertantly ended up speeding on I-95 in Lawrence Township, NJ. When the officer asked if I knew why he stopped me I admitted that I probably was speeding, not paying attention to the road upon hearing about Sinatra's death. I was also late for work. He let me go with a warning.
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I don't like death at all.
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I don't like death at all.

That kinda goes without saying don't ya think?
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I've always gotten upset when any of the old 2nd City and early SNL cast members died. And Mel Brooks' cronies. Irreplaceable! I realize that I'll never get to see any new stuff from them...makes me sad every time.
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Some deaths to some are more equal than others, as can be seen by the dancing in the streets don’t you think?
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I was slightly hacked off when Oliver Reed died, as I always fancied going on a bender with him.
As for being "genuinely upset" at the death of a celebrity, I think if you are, you need a bit of therapy.
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I never considered that George Burns would actually die some day.
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Who were the celebrities who died in those places and how and why did their deaths effect you?



Barbara Olson - She would have been a major force in the political world if she wasn't murdered on 911. IMHO
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John Lennon - I officially became "old" the moment I heard the news.
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