Norman Lloyd

LLOYD OUT THE LIMELIGHT Actor Norman Lloyd has died prematurely at the age of 106. Recently he was asked how it felt to be the oldest working actor in America and replied it was a reminder of age rather than an accolade! Lloyd’s career started with Orson Welles at the Mercury Theatre in the 1930s, […]

Raymond J Donovan

WHAT DDP DO YOU DIE IN TO GET YOUR REPUTATION BACK? US businessman and politician Raymond Donovan has died aged 90. He was the US Labour Secretary under Ronald Reagan, until he was forced to resign after being fingered in a fraud scandal involving a crime family, the Bronx, and a subway line extension. He […]

Paul Soles

SOLES TO SOUL Canadian actor Paul Soles has died aged 90. He provided the voice of Hermey in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, and the voice of Spider-Man in the 1960s cartoon series. Soles was also a documentary maker, and a CBC TV host in his native Canada. He was a unique pick for I […]

John Warner

DIVORCED (NOT BEHEADED) DEAD Former US politician John Warner has died aged 94. He was the US Senator for Virginia from 1979 to 2009, and had previously been Richard Nixon’s Navy Secretary. Warner was originally runner up in his primary, seen as not as reliably right wing enough, but then his opponent died in a […]

Eric Carle

THE VERY MOURNING CATERPILLAR In the light of the moon, an old author sat at a typewriter. One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and – pop! – out of the writer’s mind came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar. It started to look for some food.. Childrens author Eric Carle has sadly died […]

Robert Marchand

TOUR DE MORT French cyclist Robert Marchand has died at the premature age of 109. Marchand had cycled in his youth and in the 1940s, before returning to it as an interest in his 60s. His cycling fame became ore famous when he continued on competitive cycling after his 100th birthday, winning fans and Guinness […]

Joe Mercer

JOE SMOKED Jockey Joe Mercer has died aged 86. Smokin Joe won nearly 3000 races in a near forty year career, and worked with Henry Cecil. He won the St Ledger 4 times between 1965 and 1981. He was a unique pick for Blueberry Crumble. Joe Mercer25 October 1934 – 17 May 2021.unique

Lloyd Price

MR (DEAD) PERSONALITY Singer Lloyd Price has died aged 88. Price had three top ten hits in the US, but was best known for his number one single Stagger Lee, which sold over a million copies and upset Dick Clark over its violent lyrics. He also promoted boxing with Don King, was once fired over […]

Olympia Dukakis

DEATH EQUALS DEATH Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89.She started a stage career early, and only transferred to films in her mid 30s. Dukakis won the Oscar in 1987 for playing Rose Castorini, Cher’s mother in Moonstruck. It was her natural chemistry with the late John Mahoney (Frasier Crane’s dead) that swung […]

Johnny Crawford

WHEN YOU DIE UPON A STAR Actor Johnny Crawford has died aged 75. Crawford was a child actor who appeared in the 1950s drama The Riflemen. He was also known to audiences of the time as one of the Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. He also appeared in The Big Valley, Hawaii Five-O, and […]