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9 September 2014
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@meanmistermustard My thoughts are with you, my friend, and those others who have lost Bernard Collins as a physical presence in their lives. However long and fruitful the life, the final goodbye is always difficult. It is good that you and your brother were able to be with him at the end, though obviously not a moment you relished.

As you say though, his struggle and suffering has ended, and ended with grandchildren supporting him. Now it passes to mourning his move onto the next stage.

I will raise a glass to Bernard Collins tonight, commend him to the universe, and send you my best wishes.

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meanmistermustard said
My grandfather Bernard Collins died last night at 10:52pm aged 96 and 7 months exactly. My brother, a carer and myself were with him and it was very peaceful and painless for him. He wanted and was ready to go and it was better for him. 

He was one of the most amazing men i have ever known. Very happy for him as his suffering is over, very sad for the family, his friends and myself. He will be deeply missed and was deeply loved.

I’m so sorry about the passing of your grandfather, my condoleances. 96 is a great age and not many people are fortunate enough to reach that age. Good to hear that you had the chance to say goodbye too, and that he could die in peace. The circumstances certainly do matter.

9 September 2014
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To my friend meanmistermustard,

My sincerest condolences to you and Mr. Collins’ family and friends. You were lucky to have him in your life. He was lucky to have you by his side at the end. My glass will be pointed toward the UK this evening.
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@meanmistermustard I’m so sorry for your loss. At least he isn’t suffering anymore. My great grandmother lived until she was 101, she had a long full life, like your grandfather.

I hope all his family and friends can get through this tough time and that you can all celebrate his life while mourning his death.

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To meanmistermustard, I never know what to say when someone experiences a loss and feel like I’m just saying platitudes when expressing condolences.  It sounds like your grandfather lived a long and full life.  Did you ever share your love of the Beatles with him and what did he think?

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I don’t know what to say that others haven’t, @meanmistermustard… but sorry for your loss. As others have stated, 96 is a pretty remarkable age, so it’s great he lived a good long life. It’s also nice you were able to spend time with him till the end.

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meanmistermustard said
My grandfather Bernard Collins died last night at 10:52pm aged 96 and 7 months exactly. My brother, a carer and myself were with him and it was very peaceful and painless for him. He wanted and was ready to go and it was better for him. 

Sorry for your loss mm

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Richard Kiel, the 7’2″ villain called Jaws in two Bond films (well, just a villain in one film really, as he they turned him good to help Bond in the other one) and who also appeared in The Longest Yard and Happy Gilmore, passed yesterday. He was also the voice of Vlad in Tangled.

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Sad news of Richard Kiel. By far my favourite Bond villain, was excellent in Happy Gilmore, and in all the interviews and videos i’ve seen of him he came across as a great guy.

From what i’ve read and heard of him Richard actually reminds me of Mal as both were massive (height wise) and so you’d never think of messing with them but they were really both very kind, soft, gentle, warm-hearted people.

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Well, it’s 9/11 today, and even though it happened years ago, it’s still important to stand still and think about it. Rest in peace, everyone that died that day.

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Thank you, @Linde . 

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From The Wrap. Someone at Paul’s board mentions that MPL owns some of the publishing:

Bob Crewe, ‘Jersey Boys ’ Music Producer, Dead at 82

The writer-producer for The Four Seasons was portrayed by Mike Doyle in the film

Bob Crewe, the writer-producer behind Frankie Valli‘s biggest hits, has died. He was 82.

The cause of his death was undisclosed, but Crewe has been in poor condition and was unable to attend the film premiere of “Jersey Boys ”in June. The producer, who inspired the role played by Mike Doyle in theClint Eastwood-direct film version of the Broadway musical, helped co-write hits such as “Rag Doll,” “Sherry Baby,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” His other hits include Patti Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade” and Mitch Ryder’s “Devil with Blue Dress On.”

Also read: Richard Kiel, Bond Villain, Dead at 74

“Jersey Boys ” opened on Broadway in 2005 and had two North American National Tours. The musical won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Crewe founded The Bob Crewe Foundation, which funds fellowships, scholarships, training and mentorships for aspiring young artists and musicians. It also supports AIDS research and promotes LGBT rights. Crewe is considered to be a role model in the gay community and in the music industry.

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Considered the second-best bass guitarist to ever come out of Liverpool, Johnny Gustafson died on 12 September.

John “Gus” Gustafson also known as Johnny Gustafson (8 August 1942 – 12 September 2014), was an English bass guitar player and singer, who had a lengthy recording and live performance career. During his career, he was a member of the bands The Big Three, Ian Gillan Band, Roxy Music and his own group, Quatermass, among others.

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Thanks for posting that. I had not heard. Johnny has been mentioned or quoted in just about every Beatle book I’ve read. Many have said that The Big Three were incredibly exciting and their playing of one of my favorite Cavern staples ‘Some Other Guy’ was the best and most rocking. He had a lot to do with that being the bass player and driving that rhythm. I wish there was a live recording of it, but to my knowledge, no live versions exist.

RIP, Johnny.

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meanmistermustard said
My grandfather Bernard Collins died last night at 10:52pm aged 96 and 7 months exactly. My brother, a carer and myself were with him and it was very peaceful and painless for him. He wanted and was ready to go and it was better for him. 

He was one of the most amazing men i have ever known. Very happy for him as his suffering is over, very sad for the family, his friends and myself. He will be deeply missed and was deeply loved.

I was sad to read this and have been trying to come up with some fine words – but have failed.  All I can say is 96 is a grand old age – my father died almost 2 years ago now and it seems he was in much the same situation as your grandfather, though 15 or so years younger.  Best wishes to you and yours.

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Zig said
Thanks for posting that. I had not heard. Johnny has been mentioned or quoted in just about every Beatle book I’ve read. Many have said that The Big Three were incredibly exciting and their playing of one of my favorite Cavern staples ‘Some Other Guy’ was the best and most rocking. He had a lot to do with that being the bass player and driving that rhythm. I wish there was a live recording of it, but to my knowledge, no live versions exist.

RIP, Johnny.

I learned of it from a Pete Best facebook post.

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Lovely tribute from Billy Connolly on Robin Williams.

And, wow, I had no idea how rough he’s had it lately.

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Kenny Wheeler, a musician who performed flugelhorn on one of my all-time favorite albums, David Sylvian’s Gone to Earth, has passed away. His haunting performances were always a comforting presence in the soundtrack of my life, particularly as a teen. Rest in peace.

 

 

 

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Very sad to hear about the death of Jan Hooks, one of my favorite comic actresses (SNL, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure). I was just thinking her this week too.

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