RIP Richard Whiteley

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RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Craig. » Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:53 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4625119.stm

This is a sad loss to the world of television. always made countdown somewhat funny to watch. :(
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Fozzer » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:04 pm

Ta for the link, Craig...!
I heard a snippet on the radio news tonight, but it didn't say what he died from....(Pneumonia following heart surgery)...?

Do you remember the comical program with part of the animated character on the audience screen....doing something rather naughty... ;)... ;)... ;)... ;D...!
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby C » Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:39 pm

Very sad to hear indeed. Weekday afternoons will never be the same again... :( :o
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby commoner » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:26 am

...mmm...Very sad.......I think it was heart surgery following pneumonia Fozz strangely enough. He was slowly recovering from  pneumonia  and had some infection around his heart which needed surgery a couple of days ago..........things went badly wrong last night and we lost one of our best loved broadcasters........commoner :(

...fond memories included for me his "fight" with a ferret on TV........so funny that.
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby ozzy72 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:11 am

I just read this in the news, yup it was pneumonia following heart surgery. I used to love watching Countdown, ah well another piece of my youth bites the dust :(
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Mehdi » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:42 am

My heart just fell when I heard late last night he had died - and I couldn't stop crying!  :'(

I LOVE Countdown - it will surely never EVER be the same without him.  :(
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Saitek » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:29 pm

Stunned me when I saw it on the news this morning. It is a real shame. Only 61. :(
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Tom. » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:23 pm

:( :( very sad :( :( who is going to do countdown now and wear tyes and jackets that look awfull toghether
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby 4_Series_Scania » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:54 pm

I am rarely home to get the delights of Ms Vorderman.... Yes, thats all I'd watch it for.

Sad loss. :'(



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Lucky man if he did.  ;) :o :-X ;)
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Joker » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:06 pm

Yes is very sad.

Richard is well known for going to Giggleswick School in Yorkshire, I didn't go there my self but most of my good friends did, in fact an ex-girlfriends father used to share a dorm with him!

A very generous, cheerful man that will be sadly missed on and off our TV screens.
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby commoner » Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:43 am

...I'm currently watching the last few recorded programs up to the final of the latest series.......after which it is said, it will all end..........end of an era one might say.......commoner :(
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Craig. » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:09 am

The question would have to now be. Do they continue with the show? Its ratings are not great, and without Richard Whiteley will Carol Vordeman continue to present on the show?
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Re: RIP Richard Whiteley

Postby Joker » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:14 am

I doubt they will continue, Richard + Carol were the team that made it. It would be Oliver without Hardy, Morecambe without Wise, you get my drift.
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