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Popped Clog: Gregory Peck

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.

16 June 2003

An 87-year-old man is dead. You wouldn't think this would cause ripples in the teen blogging community. But you'd be wrong. Peck is still a hero, a dude, and his dark, smouldering eyes still set teenage hearts a-pounding. The kids are distraught. For example, 'the Modernist' can't help but exclaim:


Gregory Peck and David Brinkley in one day? Fuck.'

- http://www.livejournal.com/users/doctorno


'hanya bananya' is eloquent in his grief:

'Oh no!! I just read that Gregory Peck died!! Man... now I feel sad. What a man. Did you know that Atticus Finch is the number one hero in movies according to AFI, or something? Aww... I'm sad.'

- http://hayna.blogspot.com


But the mood of the bloggers is perhaps best summed up by this entry, from the pen of 'Erin':

'Gregory Peck died on Thursday. He has been my favorite actor ever since seventh grade, when I saw 'Roman Holiday'. I have never, *ever* cried this much at the death of a celebrity. It's almost as if a member of my extended family has passed on. My Godmother was the one who called to tell me the sad news and my brother called later in the day to offer his condolences. At first I thought he was joking, but he was totally serious about it, which makes me love my big brother even more.

In other news, my father was hit in the face with a golf ball. He's in Sun Valley, Idaho, at a conference, and he was playing golf when one of the men he was playing with hit the ball and it hit my dad in the face. Three teeth were knocked out and he's gotten twenty stitches in his mouth.'

- http://www.livejournal.com/users/apollo18


Poor Gregory :(

And poor Erin's dad :(

We're sure you'd like to join us in wishing him the speediest recovery.

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