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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2012, 06:39:46 PM »

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« Reply #101 on: June 06, 2012, 04:45:10 PM »

Ray Bradbury has passed away. :(
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« Reply #102 on: June 06, 2012, 05:47:00 PM »

Ray Bradbury has passed away. :(

That sucks. I always kinda liked "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and the Martian Chronicles if not my favorite I respect as historically important to the SF genre.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #103 on: July 28, 2012, 08:58:32 PM »

Never watched (or enjoyed when i did) Dr. Who... but for those who might have....

"Mary Tamm, best known for playing the Doctor’s companion, Romana, on Doctor Who from 1978 to 1979, died yesterday after a protracted struggle with cancer."

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/07/either-qromanaq-or-qfredq-remembering-mary-tamm
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #104 on: August 15, 2012, 04:22:00 PM »

Oh Damn. Harry Harrison passed away. :(

Stainless Steel Rat,
Deathworld Series (one of my favorites as a lad)
Bill the Galatic Hero.
Star world, Wheel world and Home World.

Harry Harrison, who has died aged 87, was a writer from the world of American comics and science-fiction magazines of the 1950s. An amazingly prolific author, who gradually took on more serious themes as he matured, Harrison is probably best known for the book that inspired the Hollywood film Soylent Green (1973).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/15/harry-harrison
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« Reply #105 on: December 27, 2012, 05:14:12 PM »

Gerry Anderson has passed. Those (all?) of you younger than I am probably will not remember or know of it, but I loved "Space 1999" as a kid.

http://io9.com/5971268/rip-gerry-anderson-creator-of-space-1999-and-thunderbirds
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« Reply #106 on: May 08, 2013, 02:08:52 AM »

Sad passing of Ray Harryhausen, famous special effects guy. Most notable achievements were recognised as Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts, etc.

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« Reply #107 on: May 31, 2013, 11:12:37 AM »

Jack Vance. can remember reading some of his books when i was younger
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« Reply #108 on: June 10, 2013, 08:27:58 PM »

Iain Banks. :(
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« Reply #109 on: June 30, 2013, 05:07:04 PM »

Richard Matheson, author of 'I Am Legend' and numerous other things big and small passed last week.
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« Reply #110 on: September 09, 2014, 10:30:30 PM »

Graham Joyce (1954-2014) passed away at the age of 59. He was diagnosed with lymphoma last year.

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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #111 on: March 12, 2015, 04:49:01 PM »

With great sadness, I just heard that my favourite author died. :( Sir Terry Pratchett is no more.

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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #112 on: March 22, 2015, 03:39:04 PM »

aye, this took me by surprise as well. didn't know he was sick to begin with, but still
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« Reply #113 on: March 22, 2015, 04:53:07 PM »

I was aware of his sickness, but he seemed to deal so well with it, keeping his writing going, having an assistant, etc. that it really came as a surprise. I'm still curious as to what exactly was the cause of death, infection or his Alzheimer. Assisted suicide (euthanesia) was ruled out.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #114 on: March 22, 2015, 06:49:29 PM »

When Terry Pratchett died I found it especially difficult being a keen follower but also having had mixed feelings to his views on Dementia being a specialist carer for people with Dementia; but it is different caring for people with dementia to living with the affects of the brain damage. Given increased understanding of the affects of dementia on the brain and the fact that Alzheimers disease is a terminal illness makes it less likely in my opinion that cause of death will be attributed to the dementia or symptoms linked to it, saying that if your brain has progressively been damaged by the death of neurons it is likely that every symptom may end up be attributed to the dementia because the brain is such an important organ that controls all others. But after seeing many people die with dementia it is rear for people to say they died of dementia, I am glad that Terry Pratchett died surrounded by his family and demonstrated in my view showed that you can have a good end of life with dementia and through understanding adjust and prepare for death as you would with any other terminal illness. It's not that I'm opposed on the whole to euthanasia but I feel there is far more that can be done to improve the lives of people living with early stage dementia and prepare for the progression of the desiese, having people a round you that understand and help provide for your needs becomes far more important than most of the things we feel are important. Norm Macnimara is another activist living with Alzheimers desiese in the UK a very inspiring personality and very interesting to talk to or read his articles that said Terry Pratchett has greatly influenced opinion and understanding of dementia and this is the most important thing. He will be missed.

As you see I am very interested in this topic and I am going to ask whether anyone knows the cause of Terry Pratchett s death and discuss how we look at death with dementia because this interests me.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2015, 07:54:29 PM »

Ok after my continual professional development day on discrimination that people living with dementia experience as a result of there dementia but also due to many other reasons I have learned I was wrong to suggest terry prattchet died of Alzheimers disease when in fact he had posterior cortical atrophy and campaigned for recognition of this rare for me of dementia that affects younger people especially around their vision centres because of damage to the person with dementia s occipital lobe.
My tutor argued as I felt that there where very few causes of death that could not be attributed to the dementia, for example if someone with dementia died of a chest infection you could argue that without the effects of the dementia on their brain then they may have fought of the infection; because dealing with most problems when you have dementia is much more difficult - so in the past it was more likely to attribute a death to other causes it has become more common to attribute their death to dementia so it's like swings and roundabouts.

Terry Prattchet was a revolutionary writer and he really has made me consider the way I look at dementia and helped me see some uncomfortable truths also.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #116 on: June 11, 2015, 04:39:21 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33098353

With sadness we morn the passing of horror and screen legend Sir Christopher Lee.  :( :( :( :(
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #117 on: June 11, 2015, 06:17:07 PM »

Pity. 93 is a respectable age though.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #118 on: January 11, 2016, 11:38:36 AM »

Labrynth counts.

Shocked to hear of David Bowie's death this morning. I've had Space Oddity & Starman on endless loop in my head since I heard the news. :(
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« Reply #119 on: January 11, 2016, 01:31:54 PM »

Seems fair to me.  I hope bats is doing well.

Can't say I have an interest in Bowie much. Could be me, could be I was too young to be exposed to him when he was very active.

Either way I hope he rests in peace.
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