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Victor Spinetti dies aged 82
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19 June 2012
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-w.....s-18148017

Sad to hear that the actor in A Hard Day's Night , Help ! and Magical Mystery Tour has passed away.
RIP apple01

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19 June 2012
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I heard about this before the BBC reported it. He died here in Wales.

Victor Spinetti profile and pics (with The Beatles): http://www.beatlesbible.com/pe.....-spinetti/

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19 June 2012
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Sad news indeed. A very funny and talented actor.

 

Outside of The Beatles and Mal didnt he appear in most beatles films above anyone else?

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19 June 2012
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Yes. And he played bigger roles than Mal.

I was just phoned up by a BBC journalist I know. "We're writing about Victor Spinetti and we need a Beatles expert." Great! I'm going to be quoted. "And we were wondering if you could suggest anyone." Bah. I told them to give Richard Lester a ring.

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19 June 2012
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Joe said
I was just phoned up by a BBC journalist I know. "We're writing about Victor Spinetti and we need a Beatles expert." Great! I'm going to be quoted. "And we were wondering if you could suggest anyone." Bah. I told them to give Richard Lester a ring.

Victor Spinetti would have loved that! 

In addition, there has to be a plot joke here somewhere (I see it all now. It's a plot...a plot.)

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To me, he was the funniest non-Beatle in A Hard Day's Night . A truly funny man who will be missed.a-hard-days-night-george-5

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19 June 2012
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That's really so sad. My condolences to his family. apple01

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19 June 2012
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According to the Welsh press, in the cancer wards and hospices he was in he'd go around telling stories to all the patients, cheering them up. He was a true performer that couldn't stop giving. I wish I'd met him - he was being treated for a while not far from where I live (not that I'd have bothered him or anything).

This is being shown on BBC One Wales tomorrow night, and features Paul McCartney . It'll be on iPlayer afterwards, though I'm not sure of the international availability. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0116svk

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23 June 2012
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That's very sad to hear that he's passed away. My love to his family. He truly was a great and talented actor. He always made me laugh in The Beatles' films. Sad that he had to leave us. He will forever hold a place in my heart. heart

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