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Elisabeth Sladen of Doctor Who/Sarah Jane Adventures sadly passed away today aged 63.

Perhaps one the best known of the Doctors assistants from the earlier years.

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Blimey, what sad news. Mini Raven loves The Sarah Jane Adventures on CBBC, not sure whether to tell her or not http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif

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Grete Waitz, extraordinary athlete, sadly died yesterday of cancer at the young age of 57. She made the marathon her own and won the New York City Marathon an amazing nine times between 1978 and 1988. A truly remarkable athlete.

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Sadler's Wells died on Tuesday at the age of 30. Undoubtably the leading stallion of his generation, Saddler's Wells was arguably the best of the past century, having been the champion sire in Britain and Ireland on a record 14 occasions. His progeny won a staggering £98,575,902.

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Another sporting legend died today..Henry Cooper aged 76

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That's awful. I spent Saturday afternoons listening to his commentaries as I grew up. A very sad loss.

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Ted Lowe, the former TV snooker commentator has died aged 90. Poignant as it is the World Snooker's final weekend.

Perhaps his most famous gaffe was his inadvertent line during the 1978 World Championship when 64 year old Fred Davis reached the semi-finals. As Davis displayed his ambidextrous skills to pot an awkwardly placed ball, Lowe said:

"Fred can't get his leg over these days. He prefers to use his left hand."

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Sadly this passing has largely been overlooked by the wider media but Professor Richard Holmes, the military historian has died aged 65.

Later in his life he became a presenter of programmes such as War Walks and the Iron Duke. He supported Oliver Cromwell in the 100 Greatest Britons debate.

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Another sporting legend died today..Henry Cooper aged 76

Spent a very enjoyable hour or so having a pint with him some years back. A genuinely nice guy, but I wouldn't want to have connected with that fist!

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The last British born First World War veteran, Claude Choules has died aged 110. He went to Australia in 1926.

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Child star of the early 1930s, Jackie Cooper, has died aged 88. He was Hollywood's most famous child star before Shirley Temple came along in the mid 1930s. He's probably best remembered these days for playing the Daily Planet's editor Perry White in the Christopher Reeve Superman films.

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Edward Hardwicke who became well-known for playing Dr Watson opposite Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes has died aged 78.

Enjoyed Brett's and Hardwicke's interpretation of Conan Doyle's famous characters.

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Edward Hardwicke who became well-known for playing Dr Watson opposite Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes has died aged 78.

Enjoyed Brett's and Hardwicke's interpretation of Conan Doyle's famous characters.

Oh I'm sad to read that.

Yes, loved those two as Holmes and Watson.

Pleased to say I got to see them in the stage play.

BL

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Sammy Wanjiru died this week, the reigning Olympic marathon champion:

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RIP James Arness famous as Marshal Matt Dillon, the star of the Western TV series Gunsmoke. He played Dillon for 20 years.

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Ahh shame, great singer.

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Music producer and banjoist leslie morrison died 29-4-11, he joined the peth in 1998 when he met Rhys Ifan. And when he built his Studio Les which he did the maffia Mr Huws etc. He was a popular figure in welsh pop and rock 'n' roll. bye les

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