Harry Gregg

HERO OF THE DAY ENDS In nine years, Harry Gregg played over 200 league games for Manchester United.  He also played for Stoke City, Doncaster Rovers, and in the 1958 World Cup for Northern Ireland, where several outstanding saves led his country to a stunning Quarterfinal.  He was named best goalkeeper at the World Cup […]

Pearl Carr

BYE LITTLE BIRDIE Pearl Carr has died aged 98. As one half of 1950s music duo Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson (her real life husband of 70+ years), she was part of the first British Eurovision Song Contest act to do reasonably well, finishing second in 1959. No, really, we used to win the bloody […]

Caroline Flack

LOVE DIE-LAND Caroline Flack has died aged 40. She made her big TV break playing Bubbles on inexplicably popular comedy show Bo’Selecta, before moving into a series of children’s TV presenting roles such as TMI. A move to commercial TV and Big Brother’s Little Brother followed, where Flack won plaudits for her quick wit on […]

Jimmy Conway

JIMMY GONNERVILE Timmy Conway was one of the US’s most loved character actor comedians, appearing in shows like McHales Army in the 1960s, but also Dorf and, surprisingly, The Tim Conway Show. He was also known for gaining a huge following among 00s kids for his roles in SpongeBob Squarepants. Now he’s going to lie […]

Mirella Freni

FRENI, FIDI, FICTUS Look away, Ms Freni This post will wreck your evening , your afterlife, and your day Every single sentence is nothing but dismay So, look away Look away, look away The sopranos’ new position is wracked by fear and cry Fate has gone and placed her next to Daniel Arap Moi We […]

Robert Conrad

BAA BAA DEAD SHEEP Robert Conrad has died aged 84. A popular actor on American TV, he starred in The Wild Wild West as James T West. He also had regular roles in Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mission: Impossible and 77 Sunset Strip, and was Officer Hummel in cult Arnie kids film Jingle All the […]

Orson Bean

NO TOMORROW FOR ORSON Yes, how many obscure chart acts can we reference? Perennial film and TV actor Orson Bean made it to 91 years, but sadly his bright idea of crossing a road without looking has left one theme team looking at the unnatural death bonus. Just goes to show you, all that exercise […]

Kirk Douglas

ACE IN A HOLE “Of all the many distinctive voices to emerge in Hollywood of the pre-war years, none was as long lasting as that of Kirk Douglas, who has died from complications of a stroke, aged 82. He was respected by successive generations of actors and producers, and by anyone who enjoyed the acting […]

Daniel Arap Moi

THAT’S ARAP Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has died aged 95. He was President from 1978 to 2002, and fell into the same trap as several of his peers: initial praise for taking your country to independence, followed by a decline into authoritarianism. Amnesty weren’t keen on his reign, nor in the end were […]

George Steiner

STEINER DECLINER Critic, novelist, philosopher and general polymath George Steiner has died aged 90. Taught multiple languages from an early age by a German Jewish fan genre savvy to the widespread personal threat of Nazism, Steiner was brought up in Paris until his father moved the entire family one month before the Nazis occupied the […]