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#1 Shaun N.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:08

Extremely sad news.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:11

To the Stars forever ...

#3 ady199

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:14

Very sad news.

I actually met him in 1989, when I was working for IBM - He was there to speak at a conference.

RIP.......

#4 hooko22

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:14

RIP Patrick.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:34

Bless him, his humor and character was incredible. This man led an interesting life, he even made music with Einstein. :)

RIP Gamesmaster


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:37

RIP

Thread title should be updated with "Sir"

#7 Crisp

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:39

A new star is born.

#8 pes2013

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:46

Who is he?

Read his Wikipedia page but nothing worth noticing that really catches the eye.

#9 Orange Battery

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:02

I first knew him as the Games Master, later on I knew him as a man of the stars. I always had time for his shows, he was a true gent.

#10 FlintyV

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:12

Who is he?

Read his Wikipedia page but nothing worth noticing that really catches the eye.


Inspired millions of people to take an interest in astronomy/science with an amazingly accessible TV show. Wrote something like 40 books on the subject and mapped some of the moon which was later used to plan the moon landing.

He also flew in the RAF during WW2 and met both Albert Einstein and Orville Wright and has the longest running TV show with the same presenter. A huge loss.

#11 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:55

Can someone change the stupid thread tagline please? Sir Patrick Moore was a world famous ASTRONOMER. Calling him an astrologer is an insult!

RIP Sir Pat. I met you a couple of times, you were an amazing guy (and a demon on the xylophone!)



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 23:16

Saw this in work earlier, very sad! Took me back to watching Games Master as a kid, he used to scare the **** out of me!

RIP!

#13 Growled

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:50

RIP. I hope my life is half as good as his.



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