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Old Feb 6th 2017, 4:00 pm   #46
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Joost van der Westhuizen

South African rugby captain and scrum half has died at the age of 45, he was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.

Joost van der Westhuizen: Wales coach Rob Howley pays tribute - BBC Sport
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Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica.
RIP Richard Hatch, the Original Apollo and a Tireless Battlestar Galactica Advocate
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Alan Simpson, half of the script writing team that created such programmes as Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour has died at the age of 85.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/alan-simps...124648316.html
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John Wetton, guitarist with Asia and King Crimson.

He was planning to tour the US this summer with Asia, but cancer got him.
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Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson aged 45

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Tara Palmer Tompkinson, model, TV presenter, has died at the age of 45, brain tumour. She was also the god-daughter of the Prince of Wales.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/tara-palme...154538715.html
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Can't believe it - my hearthrob Tara Palmer Tomkinson has died. Only 45.
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Never really understood what she did, or was famous for. But 45 is far too young RIP.
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Never really understood what she did, or was famous for. But 45 is far too young RIP.
She was a family friend of Royalty at a time when the media began to take more notice of people's private lives than they had previously. I think that's it tbh.
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Never really understood what she did, or was famous for. But 45 is far too young RIP.


She was an 'IT' girl In other words a socialite . did nothing but appear at events for the rich and famous. Well connected as said above. Too fond of cocaine and booze. The tumour was benign so they are not sure what killed her yet. A sad waste of a privileged life
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Dick Bruna, creator of Miffy at the age of 89

Telegraph article from a few years back Dick Bruna, creator of the Miffy books, talks about his life and work - Telegraph
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Peter Skellern.

Musician and song writer.

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Loved his voice
I just read his obituary on the BBC. I didn't realize he had become a priest. I loved his music too. RIP Peter.
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Norma McCorvey, the 'Jane Roe' of Roe v Wade has died at the age of 69.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.8f7c85a11a8f
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