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Recent Stories In Popped Clogs
He who laughs last, laughs shortest
January 16, 2004
[Harold Shipman], the arrogant, contemptuous monster they once trusted with their own problems while he was lining up lethal injections for their mothers, has had the last laugh. - The Daily Mirror What goes ha ha... bonk? A man laughing...
The Popped Clogs quiz of the year 2003
January 2, 2004
Can you match the ex-celebrity with the cause of death? Celebrities... 1) Rachel Corrie 2) Johnny Cash 3) Charles Bronson 4) Florence 5) Thora Hird 6) Barry White 7) Laura Sadler 8) Maurice Gibb 9) Robert Palmer 10) Kamato Hongo...
Popped Clog: Bob Monkhouse
December 31, 2003
Bob Monkhouse - comedian, gameshow host, entertainer - has died. He was 75. LNR Film Editor, Robin Ince looks back at a lifetime of Bob on the big screen.
Popped Clog: Keiko
December 19, 2003
Keiko - actor, swimmer, killer, whale - has died. He was 25.
Popped Clog: Bob Grant
November 28, 2003
November has been a bad month for sitcom sidekicks. Following in the auspicious footsteps of Art Carney from The Honeymooners is Bob Grant.
Popped Clog: Art Carney
November 14, 2003
His famous porkpie hat is empty now. Art Carney is dead.
Popped Clog: Kamato Hongo
November 7, 2003
Kamato Hongo - until very recently the world's oldest living human - has died. She was 116. (Although she didn't look a day over 105).
Popped Clog Extra: Jill Ireland
September 2, 2003
Charles Bronson, craggy gunslinger, has followed his long-mourned first wife, Jill Ireland, into the grave. Maybe not the same grave, but probably one quite nearby.
Popped Clog: Charles Bronson
September 2, 2003
Charles Bronson - Russian, Lithuanian, father, husband, husband, husband, actor - has died. He was 81.
Popped Clog: Gregory Hines
August 14, 2003
Gregory Hines is dead. Maurice Hines, on the other hand, is not.
Popped Clog: Bob Hope
July 30, 2003
Bob Hope - actor, husband, centenarian - has died. He was 100, as centenarians so often are.
Popped Clog: Gregory Peck
June 16, 2003
Gregory Peck, raven-haired star of 'The Guns of Navarone' is dead. He slipped away in the night, a bit like his character in The Guns of Navarone does from the Nazis. Peck was the second most handsome star Hollywood has ever produced, and had the second most sexy voice. He starred in the second greatest action movie ever made (The Guns of Navarone), and the second most romantic film (Roman Holiday). Not bad for a guy born with a club foot. He was 87.
Popped Clog: Barry White
June 5, 2003
Barry White - father, singer, sex symbol, chronic overeater - has died. He was 58.
Popped Clog: Tom Schmitt
May 7, 2003
He never got to see that miniature railroad open.
Popped Clog: Karen Morley
May 1, 2003
Karen Morley - actress, American, blacklistee - has died. She was 93.
Popped Clog: Barry Sheene
April 12, 2003
Barry Sheene - motorcycle racer, womaniser, accident victim - has died. He was 53.
Popped Clog: Thora Hird
March 17, 2003
Thora Hird - actress, comedian, talking head, dame - has died. She was 91.
Popped Clog: Adam Faith
March 10, 2003
Adam Faith - singer, actor, producer, financial advisor, man called Terry, bankrupt - has died. He was 62.
Popped Clog: Maurice Gibb
January 14, 2003
Maurice George Harrison Gibb - husband, father, brother, brother, Bee Gee - has died. He was 53.
Popped Clog: Roy Jenkins
January 7, 2003
Roy Jenkins - European Commission President, Chancellor, Home Secretary, WWII code-breaker and architect of the permissive society - has died. He was 82.
Popped Clog: Joe Strummer
December 24, 2002
Joe Strummer - guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and sometime front man - has died. He was 50.
Popped Clog: James Coburn
November 19, 2002
James Coburn - actor, gun-slinger, arthritis sufferer, bore - has died. He was 74.
Popped Clog: Mira Hindley
November 15, 2002
In support of the BBC's Children In Need appeal, Myra Hindley - smoker, lesbian, Catholic, multiple child murderer - has died. She was 60.
Popped Clog: Lonnie Donegan
November 4, 2002
Lonnie Donegan - son of a dustman, king of skiffle - has died. He was 71.
Popped Clog: Richard Harris
October 26, 2002
Richard Harris - actor, director, singer, poet, theatre impresario, bankrupt, alcoholic - has died. He was 72.
Popped Clog: Michael Elphic
September 10, 2002
Michael Elphic - star of Boon; co-star of Three up, Two down; alcoholic - has died. He was 55.
Popped Clog: 'Steady Ed' Hedrick
August 15, 2002
'Steady Ed' Hedrick - inventor of the modern Frisbee and the sport of 'disc golf' - has died. He was 78.
Popped Clog: Carmen Silvera
August 5, 2002
Carmen Silvera - actress, singer, dancer and the second oldest woman in 'Allo Allo', after the one with the ear trumpet - has died. She was 80.
Ten things you didn't know about the Queen Mother
March 30, 2002
The Palace bar-staff named a cocktail in her honour. The 'Queen Mum' is thee parts gin, two parts benzedrine, four parts gin, eight parts scotch, five parts gin, two parts Duckhams Supergrade, seven parts Benson and Hedges, and a heaped teaspoon of hundreds and thousands.

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